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38 posts from April 2013

Tue 30

Findlay Frame & Sonora Rose

Hi, everyone!

Wow....what an amazing trip I had to Florida teaching Memory Box classes at Stamp & Scrap A-Latte, Priceless Scrapbooks, Scraporium, Violette's, and A Small Cleverness.   If you live in central or northern Florida, you HAVE to visit these stores.  Each is so wonderful and has unique qualities.  And the customers!  Well, they were fabulous, friendly, and oh so fun to spend the day with!

Over the next few weeks, I"ll be sharing some of the cards we made in these classes.

Here's one of the cards we made at Stamp & Scrap A-Lattein Spring Hill, FL using the new Findlay Frame die and Sonora Rose.



Die cut the following:

  • Findlay Frame from Kraft cardstock
  • Sonora Rose from Lavender cardstock.  You'll want to use your die cut machine to emboss the rose as well.
  • Leaves (that come with Sonora Rose) from Dill cardstock. Emboss these, too!
  • Old photo using the oval die that comes with Findlay Frame
  1. Adhere Violet Gingham paper to Licorice mat then attach to front of Kraft Note Card.
  2. Use Quickie Glue Stick or 2-way glue to attach photo to inside of Findlay Frame then adhere to Aloe paper. Attach all to front of card.
  3. Lightly distress the Sonora Rose using Dusty Concord Distress Ink and a finger dauber. Attach leaves to back for flower with Glossy Accents or Matte Medium.
  4. Attach Sonora Rose to front of card with foam tape.

That cute little girl in the frame is my mom on her First Communion.   I'll have to ask her, but I'm thinking it was about 1942.  I thought this would make a perfect Mother's Day card!  Think she'll like it  Hope so...and I hope you like it, too.

Want to see a couple of other cards we made?  Check out my blog.

I'll be back soon to share a card we made at Priceless Scrapbooks in Ocala, FL.

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Mon 29

Tropical Hello Card

Hello all!

I wanted to share another of the cards I am going to teach at The Stamp Addict in San Diego on May 11th and 16th. Come join us and learn how to do this card plus 4 others. For this one, I used the new Botanic Frame die and the A Very Happy Hello stamp plus a rainbow inkpad and some gems!


Hawaiian card


I hope you like the card. It was alot of fun to create!

Sun 28

Wildflower Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your week-end.  Today's card I created with a new stamp called "Wildflower Field"#E1919.  I stamped the image on White Cardstock, with Black Pigment Ink and embossed it with Black embossing powder. I inked over the image with Distress Inks.  Stamp "Happy Birthday Banner"#B1926, with Black Ink on White Cardstock.  Cut out image and adhere to the Wildflower layer. Ink White Cardstock with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and layer onto Licorice Cardstock.  Add Black ribbon and glue to a White note card. Embellish your card with a black bow and flower. 

Enjoy your day!


Sat 27

Just smile! :)

Hello everyone! On this beautiful spring sunny day I would like to share with you a card which I really hope will make you smile! That's why I used this rub-on: "A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime." 

I'm also sharing my ideas on how to use the dies in different ways: I made the Delicate Vine shorter and I made flowers using several die-cuts of Catalina Wreath.



The dies I used here are:

98265 98189 98120

Try and use dies in different ways and you will always get a unique result!

Thank you for stopping by! ))


Fri 26

Birthday Chrysanthemums

 Here is a card and gift box combo for you today.  Recently, a dear friend had a birthday and I took her to Benihana's for dinner---it's our tradition.  It seemed appropriate to use the Asian themed dies for her card and gift box (with chocolate truffles inside).

 While the chicken fried rice was being prepared, she showed these to the other guests at our table who wanted to know all about card making --even the men (must be a tool thing).   We could have had a mini class right there!  


It was fun choosing different papers to use with the chrysanthemum dies--I played with solids and patterns using the outline and background dies until I found my favorites.  The Clever Koi and lanterns were a perfect fit on the small take out box --it's just the right size for a small treat.  Watch for these in an upcoming class in San Diego!


98566 Prized Chrysanthemum Outline

98630 Prized Chrysanthemum Background

98318 Meadow Dragonfly

98600 Paper Lanterns

98560 Clever Koi

98521 Small Take Out Box

CS1910B Happy Birthday Special Combo

D1363 Spring Branch

10119 6x6 Brioche paper pack

Delicata Gold Ink Pad- Tsukineko

Washi Paper

Natural Twine


Happy Friday! 


Thu 25

Butterfly on a vellum

Hello ladies! its Evgenia Petzer today with you with a pink card with lots of dies and the buuterfly stamp that i embossed on a vellum, absolutely love the way it looks.




Memory box products used:

dies: fairytale flower border (98473), chesapeake circle (98449)

butterfly stamp

and maroccan pink paper


Thank you for looking!


Thu 25

A Springy Hello....

Hello everyone,

Here is a simple card that you can pull together quickly using Memory Box dies.


Aren't those ladybugs adorable?  They are die #98614.  The Whimsy Leaves is a clever die (#98618) that cuts the leaves completely out along one side and leaves them semi-attached on the other.  This gives the card a cool 3-D effect.

Here is a detail shot to show you what I mean.


I colored the attached leaves with a copic marker and a glitter pen.  The key lime Moroccan card base peaks through the cut-out leaves.  The Geneva Vine (#98595) is cut from Granny Smith card stock and adhered.  I trimmed a few leaves from it so that it wouldn't detract from the Whimsy Leaves.  I cut the Hello Script (#98580) from Licorice card stock and adhered it.  I then added the lady bugs with mini-glue dots.

I made this simple all-occasion card for a class that I am teaching at Ink About It on May 8th.  If you are in the New England area, I'd love to have you join us. We'll make four cards using many of the newest stamps and dies from Memory Box.

Here is a photo of all the cards.


Thanks for looking!


Wed 24

Black & White Card


Black and white card
Hi Everyone.

I have a clean and simple card for you today. I used two new dies from the spring release.

Memory Box Products used:

  • Dies-Kylie Stem #98590, Graceful Silhouette #98604
  • Cardstock-White and Licorice


  1. Die cut the Kylie Stem and Graceful Silhouette die from White Cardstock.
  2. Adhere to the Licorice cardstock layer.
  3. Wrap white ribbon around Licorice layer and tie a bow.  Glue a button to the bow.
  4. Adhere layer to a White note card.

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Have a great day!


Tue 23

Jasper Leaves....



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hello everyone!  Pam here... I could hardly wait to show you this card! I love how it turned out!  It just screams Spring... the grass is greening up so nicely but this a.m. we had some huge snowflakes for a bit...so pretty!

Two awesome new dies from Memory Box, Jasper Leaves and Hello.  

 I also used Fancy Blossoms, Poppystamps Birdcage and Nestled Bird.  

I used Memory Box Key Lime Dots, Key Lime Gingham, Pool, Pool Moroccan, Parchment and Meadow card-stocks.

A 5 1/2 in. square card

Have a lovely day and thank you so much for looking!  Enjoy your dies!


Mon 22

Recycle It on an Earth Day Card

Hi, Jean Okimoto here - with  a project featuring up-cycled items that would normally be tossed into the recycling bin for Monday's garbage collection.  Like those darn subscription cards that fall out of magazines,  a cardboard box and a sparkling water can.

Scroll down to see the beautiful gift boxes Anne Thompson created using Memory Box Dies, recycled papers and scraps from her stash.  They're so pretty...perfect for a very special person celebrating a very special day.

And - taking the Earth Week concept a bit further - I wanted to feature Made-in-the-USA products - like Memory Box dies and papers and Clearsnap Inkpads.  Less shipping, less fuel.


Diecut Grand Oak Tree from cardboard packaging.  Ink the leaves and upper branches with Grass Pigment Ink and heat-set it.  Diecut Vintage Bicycle from a sparkling water can (I used LaCroix).  

Diecut Tiny Village from different sections of magazine subscription cards.  Ink them with Arctic Deep, Candied Yam and Guacamole Chalk Inks.  Cut Tiny Village again from cardboard to create mirror-image pieces of the little houses and attach them to the inked houses to resemble a roofline and shadowed areas for the windows and doors. 

Cut, score and fold a 5.5" square card of Dill Cardstock.  Cut a 3" x 5" strip of Key Lime Cardstock. Assemble the card.

Memory Box Products

  • Grand Oak Tree Die 98462
  • Tiny Village Die 98533
  • Vintage Bicycle 98484
  • Dill and Key Lime Cardstock

Clearsnap Products

  • ColorBox Grass Limited Edition Pigment Inkpad
  • ColorBox Arctic Deep, Candied Yam and Guacamole Cat's Eyes Inkpads

Take a few minutes (OK, more than a few minutes) to go thru your recycle bins and paperscraps stash. Then pull out your collection of Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and start creating!