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32 posts from December 2012

Mon 31

Wishing you a happy day!

It's almost the New Year!!!  I've been shoveling a lot of snow this weekend--one big storm on Thursday and another on Saturday.  It sure is looking like winter here in Maine.  With kids on school vacation, the sledding hills in town are seeing a lot of activity!

  Wishing you a happy day!


  • White A2 note card
  • Lake Shimmer Soiree paper
  • G1792 Flurry Wreath stamp
  • ColorBox Frost White ink
  • Clear embossing powder (Faith's)
  • VersaMark Embossing Pen
  • White Embossing Powder (Judikins)
  • B1853 Wishing You Combo stamp
  • Blueberry Gingham paper scrap
  • 279D Snowtime Fun PoppyStamps Cling stamp
  • VersaFine Onyx Black ink
  • PrismaColor colored pencils
  • Ice White Pearl Pen
  • I fussy cut around the stamped image, but there is a matching die for this stamp--810 Snowtime Fun PoppyStamps die.

With as much snow on the ground as we have here now, it's time to get out the winter gear: cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds, and toboggans.  Or if indoor pursuits are more your style, there's always snowy stamps and dies, white inks, and sentiments to wish happy snow days to your friends!

Happy Crafting!  And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Sun 30

New Year's Canvas

New year canvasHi everyone!  I hope you all had a good holiday season.  With 2012 drawing to a close, I have a canvas to help you ring in the New Year.

Memory Box products used:

  1. Twelve Days Stamp - #G1899
  2. Classic Number Set die - #98362
  3. Cityscape Silhouette - #98399
  4. Cityscape Nightline - #98398
  5. Licorice Cardstock


  • Print several New Year's Eve clip art images from your computer.
  • Adhere main image to a 5"x5" canvas using Mod Podge.  Dry completely. Cut out other elements and adhere to canvas.
  • Die cut numbers and Cityscape Nightline from Licorice cardstock.
  • Glue a piece of aluminum foil to cardstock and die cut using Cityscape Silhouette.
  • Cut a strip of eggshell cardstock and glue numbers to it.  Trim to create a banner. Ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.  
  • Ink edges of canvas with Vintage Photo Ink.  Ink the twelve days stamp with Black Ink and stamp edges of canvas.  Stamp the front of the canvas. 
  • Mount the black cardstock cityscape to the foil silhouette.  Glue to the bottom of the canvas.
  • Adhere the banner to the top of the canvas.  Spatter with gold paint.
  • Add glitter to the New Year's Ball.


Have a very Happy New Year!


Fri 28

Happy New Year!

New year

(click on photo to enlarge)

Hello Dear Stamper Friends:

Today, I am sharing with you a very EASY card that you can make and send right away to those people that you did not get the chance to write to for Christmas…

TIP: use different textured papers and materials to give interest and depth!

New year detail
I use felt for the clouds,

shimmery papers for the letters, the trees and the background

New year detail1
I put some dots with a green copic marker on the balloon


1-die cut all your pieces in chosen papers or materials

2- assemble

3- add stickles and dots (with a Copic marker) to the balloon


I hope you enjoy...

Thu 27

A Note of Appreciation

Black Labs don't usually write thank you notes - but their well-trained owners do.  And I just needed an excuse to use this wonderful new Poppystamps Labrador Die 879 on my Memory Box thank you card. He's diecut from felt, and wears a collar snipped from a little piece of red suede ribbon.


Have you visited the Poppystamps site lately?  See the great new dies Dave's designed - cats, dogs, a house - and more.  View them here.

Hope most of the items on your wishlist appeared under the Christmas tree on Tuesday - but be sure you've saved some studio space for the great new Memory Box and Poppystamps items that will highlight our 2013 Collections.  It promises to be another great year!





Mon 24

12 Dies of Christmas- Day 12, Final Day

Well, today is the last day of our 12 Dies of Christmas promotion.  I hope you have enjoyed it.  For the final day, you have a chance to win the Classic Number Set (98362).  It is perfect for birthday cards, or any holiday you want to highlight with a date.

For a chance to win, please leave a comment on this post by Thursday, Dec 27th at 11:59pm EST answering the following question:

Do you use Facebook?  If so, what kind of information do you like to see on Facebook from rubber stamp companies (other than contests of course)?  We would love to know!

Meanwhile, if you would like to follow Memory Box on Facebook, you can find us here:


Good luck!


Sun 23

12 Dies of Christmas Giveaway- Day 11

The Fancy Drum die (98388) makes me think of the "Little Drummer Boy" song.  My favorite version of that song is definitely the one by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.  Who knew they would work so well as a duet?  To win the drum die, leave a comment to this post by Wednesday, Dec 26th at 11:59 pm EST answering the following question:

What is your favorite holiday song?  It could be for Christmas or any other holiday you celebrate.

Good luck!


Sun 23

Another Last Minute Christmas Card

Here is one more of the Last Minute Christmas Cards you can make at The Stamp Addict in San Diego today and tomorrow, so stop by and have some Memory Box Christmas fun with us!

We used the Woodland Christmas Tree (one of my favorite stamps from this year's collection) then embellished it with the cut outs from the Ornament Border Die in Key Lime Moroccan paper. We then stamped the Merry Christmas and used some stickles to add some bling to the tree! I hope you like the card, it can be done in many color combinations giving this card extreme variety. Fast, easy and fun!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!


Sun 23

Stocking Gift Tags

I like to make my own Christmas tags, and we save them from year to year, so it's reaching the point where we have some real variety when we pick and choose which tag we want for the gift we're wrapping. But you can never have too many tags, in my opinion!

When I first saw Memory Box's Eyelet Stocking die (98416), my brain immediately screamed, "Gift Tag! Gift Tag!"

It was really easy to make these tags while watching holiday classics like Miracle on 34th Street and Home Alone. If you've got this die and are planning on watching some films, go ahead and turn it into a family craft project - we had a blast!

I didn't even stamp on these (with the exception of the first tag); The focus her is on patterned paper, accents, and ribbon. I apologize for the poorly lit photos  - just haven't been able to get any decent light lately.


All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: Water, Grey cardstock; Martha Stewart ribbon; Memento ink; snowflake stamp  

All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: Wassail cardstock; Tinsel patterned paper; Martha Stewart ribbon; Recollections stars


All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: Ivory cardstock; Yuletide patterned paper; American Craft ribbon; Mark Richards gems; Ranger Liquid Pearls; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers


All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: Wassail cardstock; Tinsel patterned paper; American Craft velevet rickrack ribbon; Paper Studio snowflake brad; Hero Arts gem


All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: white cardstock; Yuletide patterned paper; K&I ribbon; Recollections flower, Paper Studio silver rosette sticker  


All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: peapod cardstock; Yuletide patterened paper; Ranger Tinsel Twine; Making Memories brads; gems 


All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: white cardstock; Yuletide patterned paper; Martha Stewart, Offray ribbon; Paper Studio rosette sticker; red pearls

B A S I C   I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Cut stocking from patterned paper (1) and matching cardstock (2). (Blue and gray tag requires 2 water cardstock stockings and 1 grey cardstock stocking.) 
  2. Horizontally score one of the cardstock stockings about .5" from the top of the stocking and bend it back on the fold. Write your TO and FROM info on the front, then adhere the cardstocking stocking beneath the patterned paper stocking. (Keep your adhesive above the score line.) 
  3. Use a 1 3/8" circle punch to cut the toe and heel from the second cardstock stocking.
  4. (For blue and grey stocking, stamp snowflakes on stocking.)
  5. Adhere toe and heel "patches" to the patterned paper stocking.
  6. Cut eyelet stocking topper from cardstock.
  7. (Where applicable, wrap ribbon around stocking topper and adhere to stocking.) 
  8. Adhere accents, brads, etc to stocking and topper.
  9. (For dark snowflake stocking, dot liquid pearls in center of each snowflake.)


Once you cut the heel and tip from the stocking, line it up on your work surface with the stockign from which it was cut. This helps you to know which way to glue the bits on to the patterned paper.


Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Sat 22

12 Dies of Chrismtas Giveaway- Day 10

For a chance to win the Starry Wreath die (98403), leave a comment to this post by Mon, Dec 24th at 11:59pm EST answering the following question:

How would you use the Starry Wreath die?  Would it be for a Christmas card?  Birthday?  Graduation?  Fourth of July?

Good luck!


Fri 21

12 Dies of Christmas Giveaway- Day 9

I can't believe we are already on day 9 of the giveaway.  Where has December gone?  Today you have a chance to win the Leaping Deer die (98390).  For a chance to win, leave a comment to this post by Sun, Dec 23rd at 11:59pm EST answering the following question:

What are your plans for the weekend?  Are they holiday related?  Are you just relaxing?  Working?

Good luck!