Sat 08

Memory Box Under the Sea Release

Catalog

Hi everyone. By now you should have seen lots of new samples and even a video with the latest release, but have you taken a moment to look through the new catalog and look book? You can flip through the pages and finds so many ideas and bits of inspiration to use the latest products. We hope you will give them a look. Click on either of the pictures to take you directly to the catalog or look book and then flip through the pages at your leisure.

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You can also use these links to find the books:

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Look Book

Hope you have a fantastic and crafty weekend!

Fri 07

Shell Shaped Cards with "Grand Spiral Shell" Die - Video

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Hello and welcome!

It's Angie here today with two shell shaped cards made with a brand new die called
"Grand Spiral Shell" die. I also used the "Reverse Little & Big Words" stamp and die set.

Here's a short video showing how I made these cards.  If you prefer you can watch it on YouTube by clicking on the YouTube text on the video.

Here's two close ups, one of each card:


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And here's one last look at both cards:

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I hope you enjoyed my cards today! I have linked my supplies below if you are interested in therm.

Be sure to stop by the Memory Box website to see all the amazing new release products, including dies, woodgrain paper, and the new "Fairy Gems."

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thu 06

Flowers from the Graceful Jellyfish by Jean Okimoto

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Flip Graceful Jellyfish upside-down and they can be Vibrant Violet flowers - with a bit of determination and a lot of imagination.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to get the most from your Memory Box dies - and a glittered Poppystamps Grosgrain Bow.

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Cut the detailed Graceful Jellyfish overlays from six shades of Vibrant Violet 6x6 cardstock.  Cut the tops of 2 big and 1 small Seed Stems from black cardstock.  Trim them and attach them between two layers of the jellyfish overlay diecuts.  

Cut Vertical Line Collage from black cardstock - we're using 3 of the offcut strips for stems here.  Attach them to the flowers.

Cut the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle from white cardstock.  Cut the rectangle with Vertical Line Collage.  Cut a 1-⅜" wide strip of the lightest gray from the 6x6 Earth Neutral Collection.  Attach it behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut the Poppystamps Grosgrain Bow from the fuchsia Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.  Attach the diecuts to the card - use foamtape for the shortest flower.  Add ¼" dots punched from the silver Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

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We'll use the Graceful Jellyfish as actual jellyfish in a future post.  I thought I'd share today's card first, for anyone looking for a just-in-time design for Mother's Day.

Thanks for visiting - see you next week!

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Wed 05

Slimline Octopus
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Today I want to share I made as part of a card challenge. The challenge was "Beatles Songs." Can you guess the name of the song I chose? The answer is at the end of this post.

To make the card, I started by cutting paper to make a slimline card. I really like the look of slimlines, and I like the fact that they don't cost any extra to mail.

I cut out the Bubble Coral Collage die from my white piece of cardstock. I then cut the Deepwater Collage die from green cardstock to layer behind the coral and cut out darker green pieces from the Kelp Collage to layer onto my underwater scene.

When I cut out the first two layers, this is what they looked like on top of each other:

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I decided I wanted the bubbles to be blue, so I cut out strips of blue paper to glue behind the round openings:

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I found that cutting out strips of paper to glue behind the circles worked much faster than cutting out little circles from the die that would fit into the openings.

For the sea background, I pulled out a watercolored blue sheet I had in my stockpile:

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I had originally sprayed watercolor paper with distress sprays and then placed a stencil on top to transfer the pattern. However, it didn't work out as planned and you can only barely see the stencil pattern. The paper went into my scrap drawer and stayed there for a long time. I advise you to always keep your "mistakes." They may not have turned out like you wanted, but they might work for another project. I thought this piece worked well for an underwater card.

All that was left was to layer all the pieces of my card, add my sentiment and attach some Memory Box Fairy Drops to look like bubbles.

So, did you guess the Beatles song? It was "Octopus's Garden."

Laurasignature

 

 

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Mon 03

Just Keep Swimming
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some alcohol ink fun! You'll need Yupo Paper to create the background, but, I found in a pinch glossy photo paper works well also!  The newest Memory Box Challenge is WATER...show us your water theme project and play along!!!

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I used alcohol inks in shades lettuce, mermaid, and indigo, and the blending solution. Allow to dry. Then I die cut the panel with Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die. Adhere the die cut panel to the card base.  
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I die cut the sea creatures using only white cardstock for a nice contrast. Lastly, I embossed the sentiment from the stamp set, Peony Garden Corner Stamp and scattered some clear jewels.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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Mon 03

Stripes, Dots, Christmas Plaids, Waves, and Swimming Creatures in Bubble Coral Collages
by Anne Thompson

I had a lot of fun creating these little underwater Bubble Coral Collage scene cards:IMG_3121-ink

I began with four white notecards and these paper pads:

and the WAVES EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1013 and the BUBBLE CORAL COLLAGE 94562.

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I selected papers that I thought would look interesting when embossed with the Waves folder and made quite a few. Then I selected colors of Stripes and Dots that I thought would look like good underwater colors and cut several of the Bubble Coral Collages and the separate coral pieces in that set.

The next step was to choose solid cardstocks from these two pads:

and then I cut multiples of the SCHOOL OF FISH 94570 and SEA CREATURES 94564 from the three colors I chose.

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The fun part was mixing up the various elements to create the four cards, assembling the larger paper layers with Scor-Tape, using Glue Dots to attach the single coral pieces, and adhering the swimmers with Glue Dots and dimensional foam dots.

Close-Ups:

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Who would have thought that Christmas Plaids would make such cool waves?!  To finish each card I added just a few FAIRY JEWELS in brights, pastels, or clear that coordinated best with the colors in each card and placed them in the tiniest bubbles.

I'm thinking these will make great Father's Day cards or cards to send to guy friends for any occasion...just add an appropriate sentiment to each one before signing and popping into an envelope.

Happy Crafting!

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Sun 02

Textured Layers for the Grand Spiral Shell by Jean Okimoto

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Double-embossing creates layers of dimension and sparkle on the new Grand Spiral Shell from our Under the Sea Collection. Ring Stack - filled with gold-specked offcuts - adds a bouncy look for a trio from the School of Fish.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope you're having a great weekend!

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Cut the solid Grand Spiral Shell from watercolor paper inked with soft overlapping layers of Kaleidacolor dye inks.  Pressure-emboss it with the set's detailed Grand Spiral Shell - use the rubber mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Leave the diecut in the die and sponge it with VersaMark - a clean, well-inked pad gives the best results.  Heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent Mboss Powder for a glossy, sparkly look. Clean the die with a wet washcloth.

Sponge or brayer more of the Kaleidacolor-ed watercolor paper with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with School of Fish - cut the entire set and save the extras for future projects.

Cut the detailed shell from a light aqua sheet in the 6x6 Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut it again from a gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad. Attach the diecuts - offset them for dimension.

Flick specks of Imagine's Sheer Gold Shimmer Spritz onto white cardstock.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then  heat-set.  Cut it with Ring Stack - we're using the offcuts. 

Cut Ring Stack again from the gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad.  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Adhere the gold-specked offcuts.  Attach the fishes - use foamtape from the green and aqua fishes.

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Hope you're taking advantage of the variety and versatility of the designs in our Under the Sea Collection.  Chose nature's realistic colors or your favorite tropical brights and have fun with these great designs!  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

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Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #72- Water

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Greetings friends. It is May already and time for a brand new challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's paint challenge. We always love seeing your beautiful creations.

The winner of the blog badge was Lucie G from Lucie G Cards. We loved her elegant design:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Paperpapier from the Paperpapier blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play along in this month's challenge?  The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Memory Box stamp or die on your project and link your entry to this blog post.  You can make a card, a scrapbook page, a home decor item, etc..  To encourage participants with various levels of stamping experience, one entry will be selected at random to win a prize. Enter as many times as you want, but your name will only be entered once into the random prize drawing.   In addition, the design team will select their favorite entry to  be highlighted on the Outside the Box blog and that designer will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog. 

You don't have to have a blog in order to participate.   You can upload your project to any online gallery and link it to this post.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Memory Box product.  You are also welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Feel free to grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.

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Memory Box is currently celebrating the new "Under the Sea" release, which has all of us thinking about water...the ocean, lakes, rivers, etc. How do you use water as a theme on your card? Is it bodies of water? Rain? Glasses of water? There are so many ways to interpret this theme.  We would love to see your take on this theme.  All we ask is that you incorporate water somehow on your card and use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

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Whale

Octo

Boat

There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge72 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, May 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

 

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Fri 30

Have a whale of a time
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun summer card featuring products from the new Under the Sea release. I love all the products from this release and can't wait to share some fun cards with you.

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I started by creating a background to go behind the shell die cut window on the front of my card. I applied distress oxide inks to my craft mat and spritzed it with water, then I dragged my watercolor paper through the ink. Next, I placed the inked background into the new 3D Waves embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine.

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I added a little more interest to the background and used a blending brush to add a darker blue ink to the raised areas of the design. Next, I spattered the background with white ink.

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As I mentioned above, I die cut the Grand Scallop Shell in the center of piece of white cardstock. Next I glued the embossed paper onto the back of the die cut shell.  I adhered this to a gray cardstock mat, and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the whales and kelp from watercolor paper and used distress inks to color them. I used foam tape and glue to adhere them to my card front and glued a piece of cheesecloth across the bottom of the shell.

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Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to glue it to my card.

To finish the card, I added fairy drops to look like bubbles.

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I hope you enjoyed today's card and have a great day!

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Thu 29

Birthday Wishes with the Jumbled Line Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Birthdays happen - and some of us need a slimline card wide enough to hold a lot of candles!  The new Jumbled Line Collage makes it easy to create 21 paper-pieced candles with bright blocks of cardstock from our 6x6 Collections.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a birthday design - including a greeting from the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout Clear Stamp Set.

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Our new adhesive Fairy Jewels are available in brights, pastels and clear gems.  I could have used the yellow jewels from the Bright Jewels set, but I wanted to check if the Clear Jewels could be custom-colored with Sharpies.  I colored them with alternating layers of yellow and orange Sharpies and let them dry while I made the card.  They passed the Sharpie test!

Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage. 

Cut cardstock from the Berry Red and Sunny Yellow Collections to color the candles - 2-¾" x 2" of the medium and dark pinks and 2-¾" x 1-⅝" of the yellow.  Tape them behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut Layered Daisies, Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Cosmos from the same pinks and yellow - cut two of the cosmos.  Cut Vertical Lines from a green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Assemble the flowers and attach them to the card.

Stamp the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout greeting on a light orange sheet from the Sunny Orange Collection with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Attach it with foamtape.

Attach the Fairy Jewels for the candle flames.  It's easy to remove jewels from the plastic sheet if you wiggle them gently with tweezers before lifting them from the sheet.  

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Place a layer of cardstock over the card front to protect it in the mail - it may require special handling and postage.  

Hope your favorite storefront or online retailer has received the Under the Sea release so you can enjoy creating with it as much as we have!  Admire and be inspired by Dave's wonderful Idea Book.

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Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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