Sun 24

Sweet Treats and Textured Backgrounds by Jean Okimoto

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Sat 23

Build a Layered Poinsettia by Jean Okimoto


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Add glitter, dimension and a wide washi tape backdrop to the new Layered Poinsettia on a crisp white slimline card.  Sections of the beautiful Watercolor Forest Greenery 4-½" wide washi tape create a natural setting for a great new holiday item.  Happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here with a simple way to highlight our newest release.

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Cut Layered Poinsettia from a bright red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Vigorously shake the bottle of Ruby Crystal Glitter Glue.  Squirt a blob of glitter glue onto each section and spread the glue with your finger to add a sparkly, glossy layer and highlight the texture.  Set the pieces aside to dry.

Punch or cut a 1" circle of the red cardstock to use as a base.  Crease the petals along the center.  Attach them to the circle base. Cut the center portion from a yellow 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection. Attach the tiny yellow center pieces.

Cut the Merry Christmas Posh Script background twice from white cardstock.  Pressure-emboss one white diecut with the delicate Merry Christmas die and the plate(s) and rubber embossing mat required for your machine.  Cut the delicate section from a dark green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection. Attach the pressure embossed white diecut over the un-embossed diecut.  Attach the green diecut. Pressure embossing the background adds dimension and simplifies attaching the delicate green layer. MemoryBoxLayeredPoinsettia, MemoryBoxMerryChristmasPoshScript, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyCrystals, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxStylishRectangleTrio, MemoryBoxRubyCrystalGlitterGlue, MemoryBoxWatercolorForestGreeneryWideWashiYTape, MemoryBoxCo, JeanOkimoto, HolidayDiecuts, HandmadeHolidayCards, PoinsettiaCards, WideWashiTape, WashiTapeCards, DiecutWashiTape, DIYHolidayCards, Papercrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, SlimlineCards

Attach Watercolor Forest Greenery Wide Washi Tape to white cardstock. Cut it with the medium-sized die from the Stylish Rectangle Trio.  Remove the narrow triangle offcuts - leave everything else in the die.  Attach narrow strips of lined double-stick tape to the diecuts.  Remove the tape liners and press the diecuts firmly onto a white slimline card (8-½" x 3-½").  Use a paper piercing tool to help release it.

Attach the poinsettia and greeting.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals.

Cover the card front with a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card for mailing.

Hope you'll have a chance to create some holiday cards this weekend...see you again tomorrow!  Thanks for visiting...

Jeansignature-3

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Fri 22

Oval Snowman Tunnel Card
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a fun Christmas card to share today.  When I saw the Oval Snowman Collage die from the Holiday release, I thought it would make a great tunnel card, or now commonly known as a center picture window card.

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As you can see, I kept the front of the card super simple.  For a bit of dimension and texture, an A2 sized piece of white cardstock was dry embossed with the new Ringadings 3D embossing folder.  To keep the card shut when closed, a belly band was created using Circle Basics dies, the new Let It Snow Posh Script die, the new Woodsy Plaid 6x6 paper and black cardstock.  The script sentiment was die cut from Bristol paper 3x and stacked.  A 1.25”Wx8.5”L strip was then trimmed from black cardstock and wrapped around the card (not too tightly) and the ends hidden and sandwiched in between the plaid and black circles.  When the belly band is slid off, the fun begins!  *lol*😂

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The snowman layer is Bristol paper cut to the same size (5.5”x8.5”) as the card base.  Ink blended Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch distress inks (DI) on the top portion, splattered with water and blot with a paper towel.  Score down along the long side at 2.25”, 4.25” and 6.25”, then use these scored lines as guides to die cut the Oval Snowman Collage in the middle.  Next, valley fold, mountain fold and valley fold the score lines to get this.

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A quick note… after taking the process photo above, more ink was added to the top portion in the final card.  Now onto the second layer beneath.  Started with a piece of Bristol paper measuring 5.5”H x4”W.  Scored vertically on each side at 0.25” and down the middle at 2”.  Used these scored lines as guides to partial die cut the Evergreen Sky Collage that was released last year.  The opening of this die is larger than the snowman one, so partial diecutting was needed to bring the trees closer together behind the snowman. 

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Used scissors next to cut out at the top.  It doesn’t matter what this looks like because it’s going to be hidden behind the snowman layer anyway.

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On the white card base, ink blended Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass DI, then splattered with white gouache paint.  This is what will show through the “tunnel” when completed.

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Began assembling the card, starting with the back layer.  The middle score lines make it super easy to line up.

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The deer is from last year’s Snowglobe Backer die and was a leftover piece in my stash.  I should mention that all colouring/shading were done with Copic markers.  Drew in the snowman’s eyes and mouth with a fine black marker.

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The Oval Snowman Collage die does come with a top hat/scarf combo die.  I just thought a plaid beanie/toque would look cuter and more suitable, so I used the second smallest circle die in the Circle Basics set to partial die cut his hat from the plaid paper.  

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I’ve been fighting a cold, so I hope I made sense. *lol*😂  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.  And that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your weekend.

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Thu 21

Glittered Festive Christmas Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Glitzy Glitter Pad diecuts and bright red Christmas Fairy Crystals sparkle on a holiday slimline card from our latest release.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a gouache and watercolored design from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Set. MemoryBoxFestiveChristmasGreetingsClearStampsAndDies, MemoryBoxJoyPostScript, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyJewels, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, HandmadeChristmasCards, DistressOxidesWatercoloring, GlitteredDiecuts, DIYCards, Cardmaking, Papercrafts, ChristmasPapercrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Prep smooth kraft cardstock with an embossing powder tool.  Stamp the oval foliage image from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  

Color it with a blend of Zinc White Gouache and Distress Oxides refill inks - twisted citron, cracked pistachio and lucky clover were used here. Dry the inks and diecut the imaage.

Diecut Joy Posh Script from natural cardstock and the bright red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Pressure-emboss the natural background diecut with the delicate Joy die.  Embossing adds dimension  - and makes it easy to attach the delicate die by letting it settle into the embossed outline.

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A tip...if you're not sure which die size to use for a background strip cut the larger size.  If it looks too big, then recycle it by cutting it again with the smaller die.  You've saved some cardstock  - and might even be able to use the offcut "frame" for another project.

Cut the background strip wih the 1.5" x 6.5" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the green sheet from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the .8" x 5.8" die.

Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals for holly berries.  

To protect the card for mailing - cover the front with a slimline-sized layer of cardstock.  The thickness of the card may require special postal handling.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...Jeansignature-3

 

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Wed 20

Joy To the World Nativity
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this glittery nativity Christmas card!
 
The glitter paper came from the "Majestic Hues Glitter Pad" and the sentiment is from the "Festive Christmas Greetings" stamp and die set.  It is used in the background and for the star, which is one of the dies in the "Nativity House Frame" die set.
 
The background for the nativity was die cut with the "Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate" die, but I just used a small section of it to feature the star in front of the burst's center.  The frame around the nativity scene and Mary, Jesus and the baby were die cut from black card stock.  All of those dies are in the "Nativity House Frame" die and I also used the "House Frame Background" die to cut the pinpoint section with.
 
Here's another look at my card:
 
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I hope you enjoyed my card for today.  If you haven't already checked it out, be sure to click HERE to see all the amazing new holiday products in the Memory Box 2021 Holiday Release!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Angiesignature
 

 

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Tue 19

Glad Tidings and Boughs
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some fun, new Christmas dies! Hope you'll check out the 2021 Holiday Release!  

Supplies I used: Ringadings 3D Embossing Folder

                              Gilded Sleigh

                               Layered Poinsettia

                                Holly Bundle

                                Smooth Pine Cones

                                Melted Candles

                                Pine Needle Trio

                                Festive Christmas Greetings

                                Clear Jewels
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I die cut all the images using Copic friendly paper and used Copic Markers to color.

Sleigh: C4 C6, YR24 Y26, R29 R39 R89, 

Poinsettia: R22 R14 R17 R29, YR24, G43 G46

Holly: YG25 YG17 YG67 G29, R17 R29 R39

Pine Needles: YG25 YG67 E49

Candle: E40 E42 YR24

Pine Cone: E23 E25 E27 E29
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I adhered the embossed panel to the card base than adhered the sleigh and layered all the extras. I embossed the sentiment and added some clear jewels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michellesignature (1)

 

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Mon 18

Curled Holly Branches and Serene Birds Perch on Old Lamp Posts on Joy and Cheer Cards
by Anne Thompson

The Serene Birds are back this week and they've flown over to perch on Old Lamp Posts that have been decorated with Curled Holly Branches for three more holiday cards!

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Let's look at one of the cards close up since all three are made following the same steps to create the design.

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  • I started with a blank white notecard and added a piece of plaid paper to cover the front, 5.5X4.25.
  • I die cut the lamp and post pieces from a solid color cardstock that coordinates with the plaid paper.
  • I die cut just the lamp die again, this time from a light yellow cardstock and saved the center strips to simulate light from the lamp.
  • To assemble the lamp and post, I started with the post and put a strip of Scor-Tape on the back and added the cross piece before adhering both to the notecard.  I placed the bottom of the post on the lower edge of the card and used the plaid to help make sure the post was straight.
  • I then put Scor-Tape on the back of the lamp outline and placed the yellow pieces against the exposed tape before peeling off the backing and adding the lamp atop the post.
  • Using more Scor-Tape I attached the cap on top of the lamp.
  • Next I die cut three of the Curled Holly Branch from another coordinating plaid, stuck them together with Glue-Dots and used another Glue-Dot to place the bundle on the cap at the top of the lamp.
  • I then die cut the Serene Bird body from solid cardstock and its wing from a plaid scrap and used a Glue-Dot to put the wing on the bird and used foam dots to place the bird on the post cross-piece.
  • For the final touch I added Fairy Jewels to some of the berries on the holly branches.

Cards Two and Three

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So where is the JOY AND CHEER sentiment?  On the inside of each card on the strip of paper left from cutting the paper I needed for the card front!

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Hmmm...I wonder where the birds will perch next Monday???

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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Sun 17

Snowman Scene Christmas Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a snowy scene Christmas card using the Oval Snowman Collage die.  This is a quick and easy Christmas card to reproduce.   

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Front Panel:

Die cut the Oval Snowman Collage die in the center of a A2 size panel.  Keep the negative die cut to use later.  Ink blend lightly with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass from the outside to frame the scene.  Take Distress ink Rustic Wilderness and a eye shadow brush and add green to the bottom of the branches.  Color the snowman arms with Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs.  Use the negative die cut mask the the body of the snowman.  From the same negative die cut choose one of the branches that look like a carrot and fussy cut it out.  Color it with Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin ink.  Die cut the hat from a dark brown from the Earth Neutral paper pack.  Die cut the scarf from a dark red from eh Berry Red paper pack.  Glue the carrot, hat and scarf on the snowman.  Use a fine tip black pen to color in the eyes and mouth.  Use a clear drying glue (white drying glue would be good too) and add glue around the top of the branches and outline the oval and snowman.  Sprinkle with Distress Rock Candy Glitter.  Let dry

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Snow Panel:

Ink blend a A2 size panel with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.  Do NOT over blend. Let dry.  Add the Poppy Stamps Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape all over the background.  This washi tape is transparent and shows the background color leaving snow falling.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the Let It Snow Posh Scrip base die from the light blue glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  Die cut the top die from white card stock.  Glue the white die cut on the glitter.  Use a silver jewel from the Christmas Fairy Jewels for the top of the i. 

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Card Base:

Make a top folder A2 size top folding card.  Stamp the Merry Christmas using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink from the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set.  Stamp the snowflakes with the same ink around the sentiment.  

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Assembly:

Adhere the snow panel on the card base.  Then adhere the Oval Snowman panel on top of the card.  Glue the Let It Snow sentiment on the top center of the card.

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Sat 16

Florentina Wreath Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

 

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The new Florentina Wreath sets the scene for a fall design of Halloween icons and bright orange glittered diecuts from the new Festive Glitter Pad.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a mix of favorites and the latest additions to my Memory Box stash.

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Prep the Florentina Wreath die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate sprigs and little pieces.  Cut it from a light gray sheet in the Earth Neutrals Collection.  

Cut the house from the Haunted House Dome Layer from Kraft Woodgrain paper. Trim the bottom edge. Cut the house again from the bright orange Festive Glitter Pad sheet.  Leave the orange glittered diecut in the die and pull the outer offcuts away - leave the little pieces in the windows and doors.   Attach bits of tape behind the windows and doors to keep them intact.  Remove the glittered diecut and attach it - offset - behind the Kraft Woodgrain diecut.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer - from White Woodgrain paper. Cut the pumpkins from an orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.

Diecut a strip of the same orange sheet with the Slim Confetti Plate.  Trim it to 4" x ⅝".

Score and fold a side-folded A2 card of black cardstock.  Trim ½" from the right edge of the card front.  Attach the confetti strip.  

Cut Slim Confetti Plate dots from a scrap of the orange glittered cardstock.

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Assemble the card - use a foam dot for the small pumpkin.

Hope you're almost ready for Halloween...it's just 2 weeks away.  Taste-test and enjoy a few pieces of the candy stash and make some cards this weekend!  

Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday.

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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Fri 15

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a Christmas card that features more traditional Christmas colors, which I seem to be drawn to lately.

I used the new Geometric Crystals 3D embossing folder to create the background for my card.

Next, I adhered the background to a red cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I stamped and die cut the image, then used colored pencils to color it.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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To finish the card, I stamped and die cut "Merry Christmas" and used foam tape to mount it to the card.  That's it!

It's a fairly quick and easy card to create.  

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

 

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