Fri 03

Purple Valentine's Day Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a purple Valentine's Day card featuring the Love You Posh script die.  This design can be easily changed up using any of the color paper pad.

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Background:

Cut a silver paper from the Festive Glitter pad to A2 size.  Die cut the top plate from the Birch Press Kinsley Heart Layer set from a deep purple from the Twilight Purple pad.  Adhere the top die cut onto the silver glitter paper. 

Sentiment/Focal Image:

Die cut the 2nd to largest heart from Double Stitch heart Cut Out die set from a mid-tone purple from the Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the bottom layer of the Love You Posh Script die set from the matching silver card stock and the top die from the matching deep purple card stock as the back ground.  Adhere the top die cut to the bottom.

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Assembly:

Adhere the background to a white A2 size card.  Adhere the heart cut out to the upper center of the card than adhere the sentiment int eh center of the heart.

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Thu 02

Brown Bear Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send bear hugs and Valentine wishes with Halloween's spooky forest, a Christmas polar bear and heart garlands from a globe die.  Take advantage of the versatility of these great dies and repurpose them for other holidays and occasions.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a combo designed to get the most from your Memory Box collection.

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We're using 3 shades of Kraft cardstock here - light, medium and dark.  Cut medium Kraft cardstock with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Cut it with the Ghosts in the Forest die.

Cut the red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet with the Heart Streamer Globe.  Add a 4th heart to one of the streamers.  Attach the streamers to the trees by taping the ends behind the edges of the diecut.  Attach it to a natural A2 notecard.

Cut Layered Polar Bear's background from light Kraft cardstock.  Color the ears with a brown marker.  Attach a scrap of   Black  Glossy Paper behind the eyes and nose. Cut the remaining pieces dark Kraft cardstock.  Assemble the beqr.

Cut red cardstock from the Berry Red Collection with the smallest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die. Cut "hugs" from black cardstock with the Lower Case Poetic Alphabet and attach it to the heart.  Attach the heart to the bear using foam tape at the top of the heart.

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Attach the diecuts to a natural A2 notecard - use foam dots for the bear.  Add the clear Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front during mailing.

Layered Polar Bear is really a bear for all seasons.  Add bunny ears for spring - and a mask, witch hat or ghost costume for Halloween.  He's great for baby, thinking-of-you and birthday cards too! MemoryBoxLayeredPolarBear, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxGhostsInTheForest, MemoryBoxBlackGlossyPaper, MemoryBoxDoubleStitchLovingHeartCutOut, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyCrystals, PoppystampsPoeticLowerCaseAlphabet, JeanOkimoto, ValentineDiecuts, HeartDiecuts, Diecutting, BearCards, BearDiecuts, HandmadeValentines, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

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

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Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #92- I'll Drink to That! (coffee, tea cards, etc)

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It is time for a brand new card challenges. We hope you will join us with the latest theme.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the red challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your beautiful designs

The winner of the blog badge as well as the random winner for the prize was Pat J, who posted her card on Splitcoaststampers.

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Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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This month's theme is "I'll Drink to that." It was inspired by the new Cuppa Love die (which is part of the prize package). What kinds of drink cards do you make? Coffee? Tea? Alcohol? There are so many options for cards that can be used year-round.  The choice is up to you! We just ask that you use something drink themed on your card and that you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you. Our samples use the Cuppa Love die, but you can use any drink-themed item you choose.

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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 #mbchallenge92 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, February 27th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

 

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Tue 31

For You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have a bright, all occasion card for you.

To make the card, I started with a white cardstock panel that I masked off with removable tape.  I used a blending brush to add Distress Ink to the masked off rectangle.

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I removed the tape from the cardstock and dry embossed the panel using the Ringadings 3D Embossing folder.  To add some glimmer to the inked area of the embossed background, I used a brayer to apply gold ink to it.

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

I die cut the Verdant Leaf from Vellum, and rubbed over it with gold metallic ink.  

The words "For You" were die cut from gold metallic cardstock and the shadow from white cardstock.  I glued the gold words to the shadow die cut and adhered it to the center of the card.  Next I tucked in the die cut leaf behind the words.

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To finish the card, I added some gold Fairy Crystals and that's it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Mon 30

Glitter Card, Hot Foil and Watercolor Cards
by Angie Cimbalo



Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two Valentine's Day cards made with dies, watercolor card, glitter paper and a little hot foiling.  Here's a closer look at card number 1:



I took a watercolored panel and the "Blissful Heart" hot foil plate (MBF014) and foiled it directly onto the watercolor panel.  Next I cut the heart out of it to use on my 2nd card.  For this first card I used another section of the watercolored panel for my card background, then added a white glitter card stock heart, cut with the "Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out" (94359) and added "Sending Love Daily Script" sentiment die (94661) cut from light purple glitter paper from Delicate Pastel Glitter pad and white card stock.  I arranged the heart and sentiment at an angle on the watercolored panel.  Then added it all to a white card base and added a light purple heart cut with a smaller die from the same heart set.

 
Okay, on to card number 2.  I used the left over piece of white glitter paper (love those double stitch heart lines) and inserted the foiled heart.  I love the way the heart looks when foiled with gold foil with my Gemini Foil Press machine on watercolor card. Here's a closer look at the heart:

 
The sentiment was cut from light purple glitter paper and white glitter paper.

 
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And here's one last look at my 2nd card:



I hope you like my sparkly cards for today.  I think foiling and glitter paper go well together, what do you think?  I also hope I have inspired you to create some sparkly Valentine's Day card.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
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Sun 29

Kisses for You
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I thought I would post a project today for Valentine's Day instead of a card. I have being seeing people on TikTok take funnels and fill them up with Hershey's Kisses and place them onto aluminum foil. Once you wrap the funnel up in the foil, it looks like a giant Hershey's Kiss. It is hard to tell the scale from my first picture, but here is my "kiss" next to a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card I made using the same die:

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The Kiss stands about 6" tall. I bought a set of three funnels at the Dollar Tree for $1.25. The largest funnel uses an entire bag of Kisses whereas the medium and small funnels can share a bag of Kisses. For my current project, I used the smallest funnel.

To make the tag, I cut out a red heart with sticky paper attached to it. I then attached the bottom part of my sentiment onto the sticky tape:

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To finish the tag, I sprinkled the whole thing with glitter, which attached to the rest of the sticky tape:

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I then added the top of my sentiment as well as some outline hearts from a coffee/heart die. The outline hearts were a last minute thought, and I wished I had added them directly to the sticky tape before I added the glitter.

I attached some twine and then printed out a tag with the word Hersheys on it. I looked up the font that Hersheys uses, and it is called Milton. I wanted it to match the original. That might have been overkill, but I liked the end result.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Laura

 

 

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Sat 28

Cuppa Love Stack
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have this super easy rainbow card to share today featuring the Cuppa Love die from the current 2023 Valentines collection.

Started by picking out a light and darker color paper of each color hue.  The outline/handle was die cut from the light color paper white the cup was die cut from the darker one.  Unwanted parts were cut off before stacking the cups in rainbow order.

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Glued the cup stack onto an A2 size white woodgrain panel.  Die cut the sentiment twice from white paper and mounted them onto its black shadow piece.  Die cut the heart from white cardstock and adhered to the cup to finish.

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Did I mention how super easy this was? 😂  That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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Fri 27

Variable-Sizing with Memory Box Dies by Jean Okimoto

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Large detailed dies are versatile, practical and great for creating custom-sized diecuts for your projects.  Use the Basic series of dies - Square, Rectangle, Circle or Slim Rectangles - to trim large designs or spotlight specific portions of the design.

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Examples - Pinpoint Burst Plate is a full A2-sized die that's perfect for trimming into with the Rectangle Basics dies.  The new Pinpoint Burst Heart can be trimmed with the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies shown here - or with Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies.

Cut white cardstock with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  Place the rectangle exactly where you want it on the Pinpoint Burst Plate (the diecut piece will be a reverse-image) and cut it.

Cut white cardstock with the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die - save both the diecut and the offcut - they'll be the background for the pink heart.

Cut a dark pink 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die. Place the heart on the Pinpoint Burst Heart and cut it to add the details.

Cut the smallest heart from a medium pink sheet in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Cut the overlay of the Hugs Daily Script from the glittered sheet too.  Cut two white backgrounds of the Hugs Daily Script.  Glue them together for dimension, then pressure-emboss them with the overlay die.  Pressure-embossing the background makes it easy to attach the top layer - just glue it into the debossed sections.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (6-¼" x 4-½").  Attach the pale pink-ish Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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Thu 26

Purple Heart Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple card design featuring the Blissful Heart foil plate.

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Foiled Heart:

Heat foil with rose gold foil and the Blissful Heart Hot Foil plate on a light purple paper from Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the heart using the largest die from the Double Stitch Loving Heart die cut set.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom die Happy birthday Pash Scrip die set from a dark purple from the Twilight Purple pad 3x and adhere together.  Die cut the top die from a light purple form the same pad 2 times and adhere together.  Adhere to top die cuts to the bottom together.

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Assembly:

Cut the same dark purple paper as the bottom sentiment paper to A2 panel size.  Adhere to a A2 side folded card.  Adhere the heat to the front panel. Die cut the Fresh Foliage die from vellum. Adhere to the back of the sentiment arranging the leaves around the works.  then adhere to the center of the heart.  

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Thu 26

Purple Heart Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple card design featuring the Blissful Heart foil plate.

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Foiled Heart:

Heat foil with rose gold foil and the Blissful Heart Hot Foil plate on a light purple paper from Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the heart using the largest die from the Double Stitch Loving Heart die cut set.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom die Happy birthday Pash Scrip die set from a dark purple from the Twilight Purple pad 3x and adhere together.  Die cut the top die from a light purple form the same pad 2 times and adhere together.  Adhere to top die cuts to the bottom together.

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Assembly:

Cut the same dark purple paper as the bottom sentiment paper to A2 panel size.  Adhere to a A2 side folded card.  Adhere the heat to the front panel. Die cut the Fresh Foliage die from vellum. Adhere to the back of the sentiment arranging the leaves around the works.  then adhere to the center of the heart.  

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Wed 25

Hugs and Kisses
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have another Valentine's Day card for you featuring products from the 2023 Valentine's Day release.

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I did a faux letterpress technique using the Blissful Heart Hot Foil die.  This is a good example of using dies other than what they were intended for.

To do this technique I used a brayer to apply Red Archival ink to the die and placed a piece of watercolor paper on top of the die.  Next, I ran this through my die cutting machine following the instructions for embossing.

 

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I used one of the hearts from the Double Stitch Loving Heart die set to die cut the letterpress heart.  

I die cut the Pinpoint Leaf Plate on a white cardstock panel and adhered it to a red cardstock mat.  This was glued to a white note card.

To create the strip behind the heart, I applied double stick to a white cardstock strip of paper and glued strips of cardstock to it.  This is a great way to use scraps of cardstock.  I glued this to the center of the card and used foam tape to adhere the letterpress heart to the card.

Next, I white heat embossed the words Hugs and Kisses to a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to the center of the heart.

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To finish the card I added some Clear Fairy Drops and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Tue 24

Watercolored Heart Ring Stack by Jean Okimoto

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Send heartfelt greetings with a row of ink-blended, watercolored, gold-spritzed hearts - and a pop of glitter.  Contrast it with a simple matte greeting that's just half of the great new Sending Love Daily Script die set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another favorite die from our Valentine '23 Collection.

Blend Distress Oxides on watercolor paper.  Colors used here are dried marigold, kitsch flamingo and picked raspberry.  They don't capitalize the names so I just go along with that!  Use a large round paintbrush to add splotches of water to the different colors.  Let the colors begin to blend for a few minutes then heat-set it.  Spritz it with Imagines Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Splatter it with a few drops of the spritz too.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set everything.

Cut it with the 1-⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the short ends so it's about 6" wide. 

Cut white cardstock with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the short ends so it's about 5-½" wide.  Cut it with Heart Ring Stack.

Attach the Heart Ring Stack and the offcut to the watercolored strip - offset the rings for dimension.  

Cut the love background portion from the Sending Love Daily Script from a dark pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the love overlay from a pink 6x6 in the Vibrant Violet Collection.

 

Cut the light coppery 6x6 from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad with the 5th heart portion of the Heart Ring Stack die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add light gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Heart Ring Stack is perfectly-sized for different card formats.  Add it to your next slimline, mini-slimline, A6 or A7 designs for a unique, classic design that's not too wonky...or too traditional.  

Thanks for visiting!

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