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35 posts from July 2010

Wed 14

Got Treats?

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Fright Night - from the Memory Box Collection of Design Adhesives - creates an easy card for that scary night in October.  They are like double-stick rub-ons, perfect with glitter, embossing powder, foils and leafing.  Here's a link to Laura's great Design Adhesives video - take a few minutes to enjoy it, then get started on your next project!

Use the whole strip - or cut it into individual patterns - and just burnish them onto a variety of surfaces including paper, chipboard, acrylic, transparencies, metal, tile, glass and plastic.  You can even apply glitter to glass candy jars for each holiday.  After the celebration,  use a damp cloth and glass cleaner to remove the pattern - and apply another pattern and more glitter for the next holiday.

I've used them with white embossing powder, Charcoal and Grape Fizz Glitter here.  View the other patterns  on our site - you'll love their designs and versatility!  

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Mon 12

Saturday Winners!

Thank you so much for everyone who stopped by the Outside the Box blog last week for our blog blitz and to all of you who took the time to leave some comments.  We hope you were inspired by the ideas and all the latest products.

After making a list of the people who commented during the contest period for the Saturday posts and removing any duplicate entries, Random.org selected the following winners:

The winner of the Birch Tree stamp featured in Jean's post was Sassy!  She said, "I would use a clear overlay with the birch trees stamped on it and embossed in white... with the words Peace on one side, Joy on another side, and Love on the third side... On the cardstock under the birch trees another scene to give the illusion of distance .... to start .. :)"

The winner of the Peace Collage stamp featured in Maureen's post was Lin! She said, "What an absolutely beautiful stamp this is - makes such a wonderful background, or it can stand alone! I've enjoyed your latest posts showing us what's coming.

Congratulations you two!  I will be emailing you to get your info.

Mon 12

Sweet Tweets!

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This is a perfect example of Memory Box stamps and papers complimenting one another beautifully.  And the Candy Cane Bird stamp is one of the most versatile in the What's in the Box release.  Color it with Copic markers (as I did in this sample) or with pencils or even watercolors.  I added some details by attaching ribbon for the scarf with the Tiny Attacher stapler, adhering Polar White Flower Soft on the cuff and ball of the hat, and edging the paper with the Chain border punch by EK Success. 

I'll be teaching the "Copic version" of this card at the Inkspotin Kirkwood, Mo. on July 28.  Then, later this summer, I'll be teaching the "Prismacolor version" at Eclectia Scrapbooks & Stamps in suburban Memphis, Tennessee on August 21.  Hope to see you somewhere on the road this summer!


 

Sun 11

Friday Winners

After making a list of the people who commented during the contest period for the Friday posts and removing any duplicate entries, Random.org selected the following winners:

The winner of Fred P. Bear stamp featured in Jenny's post was Stephanie W!  She said, "What an adorable card!! My favorite sparkly element are the lights on the tree. I love to sit with all the other lights out and the tree lights on. Very peaceful!"

The winner of the Halloween Collage stamp featured in Melissa's post was Regina! She said, "I have to say that I enjoy the candy as the "treat" of Halloween. My favorite tradition is passing out candy at my house and seeing the kid's in their cute costumes. And decorating for Halloween has become a "tricky" event too!  Love the new release...especially the collage stamps. Thanks for sharing!"

Congratulations you two!  I will be emailing you to get your info.

Sun 11

Just a little Spider Fun!

At The Stamp Addict here in San Diego, we are doing Free Make-N-Takes all week to celebrate the amazing new Memory Box line!  Here is a card that Candy French, one of our teachers is teaching.

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She stamped the Halloween Collage (G1395) in black on orange paper. She then used some back ribbon on the corners and Matted in on black, and ripped the bottom. She centered the whole thing on a green card, and distressed it with some black ink. As a finishing touch she used black glitter on the spiders body. 

Sun 11

Spooky Card

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This Spooky card is submitted by instructor Denise VanBlaricom who teaches at Scrapbook Memories in Janesville, Wisconsin 

The images spooky collage G1387, crow B1389, and old fence E1392 are stamped on white card stock with black ink.  Spooky collage is cut off one line of script after the bird's feet and matted onto black glittered card stock.  The word 'spooky' is trimmed close and matted on black glitter card stock.  The old fence is matted on black glitter card stock. The crow is cut out. The black card base is 5.5x8.5 and folded to open to the bottom.  A white bling card stock (4x5.25) is matted to the front of the card and the spooky collage image is adhered first then the old fence is layer is attached and then spooky is attached and finally the crow is attached with foam tape.

Sun 11

Night Cat Card

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This cute card is submitted by instructor Denise VanBlaricom who teaches at Scrapbook Memories in Janesville, Wisconsin  

 The image Night Cat E1403 is stamped in black ink on Memory Box cream and black dot (6x6 paper pack) and matted onto black card stock.  The card base is 4.25x11 folded to open on the right.  The front of the card is decorated with patterned paper and a ribbon is tied around the patterned paper before it is attached to the front of the card.  The matted night cat image is adhered to the front of the card with foam tape.

Sat 10

Peace Collage Cards

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I am really enjoying these great new stamps!  This is an easel card that only looks complicated!  Here's some quick instructions: 

1.  Start with a 4.5x9" card base.  Fold in half.  Fold the front of the card in half by bringing the bottom edge up to the fold exposing the lower half of the inside of the card.

2.  Stamp the Peace Collage (G1411) onto silver mirror card with midnight Stazon ink. Add snowflake gems or small gems for some glitz as desired. Cut the word Peace and 3 lines of script above off the image.(save for later)  Mat onto navy card stock and then again onto silver mirror that has been edged decoratively. Mat the again to 4.5x4.5 card stock piece.  Adhere this layer to the folded flap such that card folds closed normally.

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3.  Mat the word Peace onto navy card stock and then again onto mirror card 2.25x4.5" Add snowflake gems and small gems as desired. Attach this layer flush to the inside bottom of the card with foam tape to form a space to hold open your easel image.  

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Heres a couple more easy cards done with just specialty papers - mirror card, metallic paper, glitter card stock and embellished with gems and/or ribbon.

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Hope you enjoy this stamp as much as I did!  Comment on this post by 9PM (PDT) July 11to win this stamp G1411 Peace Collage! 

This is the last post of the Memory Box Blog Blitz week.  I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new stamps and were inspired by the various projects!


Sat 10

Birch Trees

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It's been a great week of inspiring ideas featuring the Holiday 2010 Christmas and Fall Collection.  New stamps, papers,  notecards and envelopes,  Jewel Stickers and the Memory Box Collection of Design Adhesives...just-released and ready to get you started on cards, tags and home decor.

I love trees  - and selected Birch Trees (F1413) to be my feature stamp for these two cards.  They're perfect alone - to highlight their stark simplicity - or pair them with with birds, glitter and Jewel Stickers to greet the season.  

Birch Trees is just one of the many stamps  we'll be using in our Merry Merry Memory Box holiday class at Impress.  The  class dates are:  Tukwila - Sunday July 25, Bellevue Square - Saturday August 7 and University Village - Saturday July 24.

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There are so many ways to use this great stamp - I'd love to hear how you'd use it.  Enter a drawing to win this stamp by leaving a comment  briefly describing how you'd use Birch Trees on your cards. The entry deadline is 9:00 AM PDT on Sunday, July 11.  If your comment is selected  - you'll receive the Birch Trees stamp - and be on your way to getting your holiday cards done!

Instructions for these cards are in our gallery of holiday ideas...

Sat 10

Thursday Winners

After making a list of the people who commented during the contest period for the Thursday posts and removing any duplicate entries, Random.org selected the following winners:

The winner of Partridge in a Pear Tree stamp (D1399) featured in Lori's Post was Wendy!  She said, "This is a lovely card - the bird image is so very cute! My favorite holiday song ... that would be the duet of Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth. 30+ years later and I still get teary eyed watching it."

The winner of the Decorating the Tree stamp (E1398) featured in Jennifer's post was Tami! She said, "What a cute card and the stamp is so Memory Box (Dave). I love it. My fav. holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies especially with my family."

Congratulations you two!  I will be emailing you to get your info.

Remember, there are still more chances to win prizes today.  There will be two posts today, and each post has a chance to win something.  Good luck!