91 posts categorized "Thank You"

03/08/2017

Wed 08


Underwater Thank You by Lindsay

Hello, and welcome!

I hope you are enjoying this week on the blog! There are so many fun and creative dies from this release, and fabulous projects, too! I used quite a few for my card today, so let's get started!

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I started with a panel of Teal card stock, and ran it through my die cut machine using the Underwater Collage die. I then took the panel and splattered white paint onto it. As that dried, I began die cutting all of my elements. 

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Using the Delicate Sea Fan die, I cut two different coral colors, and adhered those to my card base. I then cut out a few Seaweed Stalks in yellow, and orange, and adhered those also. When the panel had dried, I adhered it to my card base using foam adhesive, and finished with a couple of green Seaweed Ribbons, adhered on top of the panel.

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Taking Thank You Manuscript die, I die cut it multiple times from black card stock, and adhered them together with liquid glue. I adhered the sentiment to the card, and added Glossy Accents to make them shine! 

I hope you've enjoyed, and took away a few ideas on how to use these super fun ocean themed dies! Have a great day!

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02/23/2017

Thu 23

Watching the World Bloom with the Morning Garden Butterflies
by Jean Okimoto

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 Wondering what the other designs from the Morning Garden Butterflies look like?  Here they are - with their matching Butterfly Ensemble backgrounds.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with more butterflies from my stash of Kaleidacolor-ed watercolor papers.

I like being able to really, really use my all of my supplies and help you do the same.  Let's  see what we can do with the three other butterflies (six in total) from these two great die sets.  

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Cut the three Butterfly Ensemble backgrounds from watercolored paper.  Cut the detailed matching Morning Garden Butterflies overlays from white cardstock.  Cut the antennae from the Morning Garden set from aqua glittered cardstock.  Assemble the butterflies - attach the overlay just along the center so they'll lift and flutter upwards.

Cut a 2-½" square of watercolored paper with the Square Basics die.  

If your cardstock is heavily-textured, place a side-folded 5-½" x 4-⅛" card between two sheets of printer paper and run it through your diecut machine with the cutting plates to smooth it out a bit for stamping.   The card is a bit shorter than the usual 4-¼" to let the butterfly's wing extend beyond the edge  - but have the card fit into a standard A-2 envelope.  Details, details!

Stamp the greeting - from the Watching the World Bloom set with Imagine Crafts Lilac Posies Memento Luxe.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.

Assemble the card and add medium and small clear iridescent sequins.

Love butterflies - but just can't decide which Memory Box butterflies to buy?  The Morning Garden Butterflies and Butterfly Ensemble sets are the perfect choice.  Mix, match and layer these great designs for beautiful cards for any occasion!

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Save the date - Saturday, February 25th is Memory Box Catalog Day at Impress!  New catalogs are arriving and will be free with your Memory Box purchase while supplies last.  Enjoy 10% off all Memory Box and Poppystamps dies too!  

Thanks for visiting.  See you again next week - or at the HEY THANKS class at Impress on Saturday March 4th.

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02/16/2017

Thu 16

So Many Things to Love About the Proper Umbrella
by Jean Okimoto

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It's a very Proper Umbrella kind of day here in Seattle...let's pretty it up with flowers from So Many Things to Love!  Hi there, Jean Okimoto here, with a bit of rainy day inspiration.  

Our newest umbrella die is quickly becoming another favorite - it's classic, versatile and great for watercoloring. Imagine Crafts Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor's turquoise, blues and purples were perfect for a winter rainstorm card.  

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Kaleidacolor Inkpads have a special locking mechanism to keep the colors separated while in storage.  You'd normally slide the colors together for stamping - but keep them apart for today's card.  Just press a large acrylic block across the inkpad to transfer the inks.  Paint the smoother side of watercolor paper with Blue Breeze.  Heat-set the inks with a dry iron on the cotton setting.

Stamp the flowered hearts from So Many Things to Love onto the watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black and heat-set it.    Diecut three umbrella  - just the tops.   Paint a few of the flowers with colors from the Blue Breeze inkpad.  

Diecut three whole umbrellas from gray cardstock.  Attach the stamped umbrella tops over the gray umbrellas.

Stamp the greeting - from Watching the World Bloom - with the 4th color on the Blue Breeze inkpad.  

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¼" x 3-½" Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die - leave both pieces in the die.  Attach narrow strips of Scor-Tape along the edges.  Flip the diecuts (still in the die)  over onto a Violet Notecard and press them firmly onto the notecard.  

Diecut the greeting with the smallest die and attach it using the same process.

Attach the umbrellas - use foam dots for the top and bottom umbrellas.  Add purple and tiny clear sequins.

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Venture outside the box when you're designing cards.  There are so many ways to use the great dies and stamps from the Memory Box collection.  Hope I can inspire you to look at your supplies in new and different ways!

Thanks for stopping by...see you again on Saturday.

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

01/29/2017

Sun 29

Butterflies
by Penny Ward

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Welcome to the Memory Box blog. One of the newest die sets is the Morning Garden Butterflies. Six pretty butterflies in six sizes. LOVE!!!

On my card today I have used a few of them to give you an idea of how big and small they are.

 

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Using watercolor paper as the background I scribbled it with four different colors of blue Zig Brush Pens. Touched that paint with a wet brush to move the color around.

 

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White cardstock was trimmed to 5.50 x 5.50 inches. Placed the Morning Garden Butterflies and die cut. I then trimmed this panel to 4 x 5.50 inches.

Each butterfly was coated with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle and let dry before adhering to card front.

Thank you Manuscript was die cut from watercolor paper 3 times, then painted with a Zig Brush Pen and wet paintbrush. Stack and adhere together before gluing to card front.

Tiny Crystal Drops were added for a spot of color.

 

Have a crafty day,

Pennysignature

11/07/2016

Mon 07

Drifting Oak Leaves and Lovely Oak Thank You Notes
by Anne

At Thanksgiving, I usually send out thank you notes to friends and relatives, sort of  "thank you for being you" cards.  I made three cards to share in this post.  Here are the materials I used for the first two cards:

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I began with the DRIFTING OAK LEAVES cling stamp CS2217J stamped on white cardstock with Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink for the background, cut and mounted on a Vanilla Bean notecard.  I added a bouquet of oak leaves using the LOVELY OAK stencil 88607--I inked several leaves with Hero Arts Cup O' Joe and Butter Bar inks and then fussy-cut them out.  And I used two of the thank yous from the THANK YOU die set.

 Finished cards:

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For the third card, I stenciled the Lovely Oak on white cardstock again using the Hero Arts Cup O' Joe and Butter Bar inks, stenciling extra leaves to cut out for an oak leaf bouquet.

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Oak leaf bouquet, popped up with dimensional foam dots:

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 The last thing I added to each card was a twine bow (and a few sequins on the first two).  These were fun cards to make combining a stamp, dies, and a stencil.

Happy Crafting!

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09/19/2016

Mon 19

Graceful Cattails Thank You
by Anne

Welcome to our BLOG BLITZ!!!  All week we'll be showcasing the newest of the new products from Memory Box.  And there will be prizes to win by leaving comments on each blog post.  Yahoo!!

For this post I chose the GRACEFUL CATTAILS die 99574 and partnered it with "THANK YOU" from the THANK YOU set of 6 dies number 30084.

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I cut both the Graceful Cattails and the Thank You in the front of a Vanilla Bean notecard.  I backed the cattails with a scrap of "vintage" Memory Box Halloween paper.  (I can't believe this is the last piece I have in my stash!)  I cut the cattails again in gold cardstock and layered in just the moon pieces.  I backed the Thank You with more of the gold paper and added in the tiny pieces for the centers of the A and the O.  

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And because you know I never post just one card, I made a second thank you card that features the GRACEFUL STAG COLLAGE die 99604.  (Be sure to read Laura's post from this morning which also features this die--a comment on her post and you might win the Graceful Stag Collage!)  I cut the Graceful Stag Collage from black cardstock and mounted it to the front of the white notecard.  I then cut the Thank You into the card front and backed it with black cardstock, adding the white pieces for the centers of the A and O.

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These are the perfect cards for outdoorsy folks, guys or gals!!!  Be sure to leave me a comment for your chance to win the GRACEFUL CATTAILS die!  You will have until 11:00 PM on Sunday the 25th.  Winners chosen from comments on each post will be announced on the blog on Monday the 26th.  And be sure to check back each day, twice a day, for more projects from this latest Memory Box release!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

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08/27/2016

Sat 27

Thank You for All Your Help
by Sherry Hester

Good Morning everyone! Sherry here with a Thank You card that would also work for any all occasion card. I had no idea what my card would end up like, but I wanted to do something using the Chrysanthemum Collage as a stencil. I cut the die and stenciled VersaMark Ink through a section of it onto a light gray card stock.

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I embossed the images with white embossing powder, then sponged Hickory Smoke distress ink on the background. This was easy to do since the embossed areas acted as a resist. I sponged Spun Sugar distress ink in the flower centers. And then I didn't know what to do with it!!  As I continued to experiment, I cut a couple of circle dies  from the Studio Circle Layers, and ended up turning one of them into a vase by cutting a flat top and a narrower flat bottom.  I decided to use the Bamboo Shoots and the Wild Prairie Stems to fill the vase, gong with a black, gray and pink color scheme. I know, not very realistic, but that's why card making is so much fun! I cut the Bamboo Shoots from gray card stock and the Tall Bamboo from black card stock. The prairie stems were cut from white card stock and I sponged them with Spun Sugar.

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I cut a piece of the same gray card stock to 4" x 5.5" and very lightly sponged Hickory Smoke through the Chicken Wire stencil. I then splattered Black Soot onto the background before adhering it to a black card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Hope and Thanks clear stamp set. To give the shoots some dimension, I shaped them with a stylus. I glued the black shoots directly to the card front, and adhered the gray shoots and pink stems to the back of the vase. I then added the assemblage to the card front with foam tape. And that completed the card! Pretty simple once it all came together.

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Enjoy your weekend, and thanks as always for stopping by!

Sherrysig

 

08/13/2016

Sat 13

Pumpkin Patch Thank You
by Sherry Hester

Hi everyone! Sherry here to start your weekend off with an autumn card. I’m sure ready for Fall, aren’t you?

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I inked the Drifting Oak Leaves background stamp with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, stamped off once and then onto a 5.25” x 4” piece of white card stock, sponging Peeled Paint around the edges. The pumpkin from the Harvest Pumpkin Oval Frame die was used to create this card, cutting two from orange card stock and another from white card stock. I shaded the orange pumpkins with Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinges Distress Inks, colored the stem with Frayed Burlap, and the curly cue with Forest Moss.

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I cut the leaves from the Juicy Grapes die from white card stock, then inked them up with Peeled Paint, and shaded with Dusty Concord. I cut two of the Grape Vine Border in brown card stock and darkened them with Frayed Burlap. These pieces were glued to the bottom of the background piece.

I arranged the pumpkins and leaves as shown, popping up one of the pumpkins with foam tape. I cut the curly cue from the Juicy Grapes set and added it at the top. I also removed a curly cue from one of the pumpkins and added it as well.

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I decided to add one of the small birds from the Birds of a Feather set. The sentiment is from the Hope and Thanks clear stamp set, and a few shiny sequins were added to finish the piece, which was then added to the card base with foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy your weekend!

Sherrysig

 

06/29/2016

Wed 29

Plush Narrow Succulent and Stitched Rectangle Layers
by Jean Okimoto

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Looking for a way to feature the Plush Narrow Succulent on your cards?  Hi there - Jean Okimoto here - sharing a simple, flat version of another Plush Felt Flower diecut.  Simple and flat...sounds exciting, doesn't it?

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Diecut the 4" x 3" Stitched Rectangle Layer from watercolor paper.  Press the Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolor inkpad against a large acrylic stamp block to create a palette of inks - keep the inks separated so you can work with the individual colors.  Brush the colors onto the paper and set it aside to dry.

Cut 5 each of the 2 biggest Plush Narrow Succulent single petals from chartreuse felt.  Cut one each of the 5-petaled centers from felt.  Cut one of the small centers from black cardstock.

Punch a 1-¼"  circle of scrap cardboard.  The circle serves as a base for attaching the petals - and adds a bit of dimension too.  Attach the petals to the circle - working from the largest to the smallest - with a small dab of liquid adhesive.  Overlap the largest petals just a  bit to prevent gaps.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Hope and Thanks Clear Set - with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  

Attach everything to a side-folded A-2 card of textured green cardstock.  Add green sequins.  Extra postage will probably be required because of the flower's thickness.

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Special thanks to everyone who took the last Saturday's SUMMER BLISS CLASS at Impress.  Big thanks also to Shari and Erin for finding the supplies we 'needed' to supplement our stashes!    Missed the first class?  Join us for another session at 11:00 AM on July 4th.  We're making a bunch of 5 happy, colorful cards - including a slider - with a shiny red car,  plush felt anemone, flip-flops and watercolored flourish flowers.  Don't worry...they're not all on one card!

Thanks for stopping by - see you again this evening...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

06/14/2016

Tue 14

Row of Poppies Thank You
by Sherry Hester

Good morning! Sherry here with a summery card featuring the Row of Poppies die. I hadn't used this die yet, and I thought it was about time. It's so delicate when cut, and it can easily be snipped apart to use on a smaller note card if desired. I made this a thank you card, but this design could also be used for just about any occasion.

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I first cut a circle from the Stitched Circle Layers, and sponged on Peeled Paint through the Distressed Grid Stencil. I die cut the poppies from green card stock and again from white card stock. I sponged Scattered Straw Distress Ink on all of the white flowers, and added Spiced Marmalade to shade them. I then snipped off each of the sponged flowers and attached them to the corresponding flower on the green die cut. I then adhered these to the circle, snipping off the stems that hung over the bottom of the circle.

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I thought it looked a bit boring when I laid it over a clean white card base, so I decided to splatter Forest Moss ink onto everything. Love that splattering! It still looked too plain to me, so I added two of the Grosgrain Ribbon die cuts to the background, then added the assembled circle to the card base using foam tape. I inked up the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink and stamped the "Thank You" at the top. Uh-oh ... the rest of the sentiment was a little too long to stamp in a straight line at the bottom, so I decided to curve the saying to match the curve of the circle, and it fit just perfectly.

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I added three of the butterflies from the Mini Butterflies set, along with a few gemstones to complete the card. So glad you stopped by! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Sherrysig