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29 posts from June 2013

Sat 29

Marvelous Bridge and more...


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Pam here...This is one of the cards for an upcoming class weekend August 3rd and 4th at the Paper Garden Boutique in Sacramento, California.  We'd love to have you join us!  

The Marvelous Bridge die is so cool!  I teamed it up with the new Dancing Butterflies die, Balloon die, Puffy Clouds and the Grand Old Oak tree.  Then from Poppystamps dies, I used the Picket Fence and Grassland dies.

Memory Box Dill, Granny Smith, Water, Licorice, Vanilla Bean, Dove Gray, Kraft, Raspberry and White card-stock.  Currant Distressed Dots paper. 

So glad you stopped by! Happy Memory Box creating!


Fri 28

... Beauty is a light in the heart...

Good morning everyone! Today I would like to share with you a very light blue and green card with amazing MB paper. I also used here a stamp for embossing - it's not quite vivid but this is the result I was going to obtain - just slight sputtering of the powder and words here and there.






Here are the amazing products I used:



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10119 G1330


Kindest regards,


Thu 27

Sweet red apple

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I will show you again card that i created mainly with dies, just on a basic plain cardstock. Really hope you will like it!



Memory Box products used:


Chesapeake Circle (98449)

Chloe Stem (98321)

Chesapeake Scrollwork (98442)

Quinn Flourish (98267)

Paper: DOT-Currant (77894)


See you soon:) Stay tuned as in July we are having something special for you!


Wed 26

Fresh from the Garden



I love diecutting flowers as much as I like growing them...maybe even more, thanks to the great dies that Dave's designed for us.  Jean Okimoto here - with a trio of flowers featuring layers diecut from vellum, felt and velvet paper.  



Memory Box's Metal Adapter Plate makes it easy - and foolproof - to use the intricate dies like Lovely Peony Outline and Prized Chrysanthemum Outline.  The plate - available at your favorite Retailer - adds just enough pressure to create the great details you see here.

Mail Definitions - stamped in ColorBox Khaki Green Archival Dye Ink - creates a subtle background.


Our team is busy designing fall and winter cards to share with you during our next new product blitz, to be announced soon.  More great dies and stamps for cards, layouts, calendars, holiday decor and gifts!

Thanks for visiting!


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Tue 25

Simple Woodland Tree

I've really been loving the card designs that the other members of the design team have been posting.  I just can't get enough!  Make sure you leave 'em some love!

I'm headed back to my rubber stamping roots for today's post.  While I love me some Memory Box dies, I seem to always be drawn to the rubber stamps.   I think you'll agree with me when I say that Dave Brethauer is a gifted artist!

My card today features the Woodland Tree F1928.   It's really a simple card, but I do love the way it turned out.

Woodland Treeblog

I stamped the Woodland Tree on Parchment Paper using Coffee Archival Ink.  It only takes a moment to set, then I colored the image with various Distress Markers.   Stamp the sentiment of your choice and assemble your card.  It's just that simple!

I hope you find some inspiration of your own on our blogs!

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Mon 24

Summer Lemonade Card

MB Glass cardHi Everyone!  I have a quick summer card for you today. 


  • Spatter a Blueberry  card with watered down White acrylic paint.
  • Cut a banner using Squash Dot cardstock. Ink edges of the banner with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and glue to the left side of the card.
  • Die cut Summer Lemonade #98608, using White cardstock.
  • Die cut Hello Script #98580, using Key Lime Moroccan cardstock.  From the same cardstock punch a circle to glue behind the fruit slice on the glass. Ink the edge of the circle with green ink.
  • Glue the lemonade die cut to the card, using foam dots.  Glue the word Hello to the bottom right side of the card.

Enjoy your day!


Sat 22

Big Blooming Thanks


Hi - hope you're having a great weekend!  Jean Okimoto here, with an easier-than-easy Memory Box summer card for you.  


I love layering brights against neutral Kraft Notecards - and the oversized Grand Zinnia Background 98562 and Grand Zinnia Outline 98562 dies create a quick card.  The popular Thank You Background G1922 is perfect as-is - or select your favorite typeface for a simple greeting strip.  Quick-drying ColorBox Golf Course Archival Dye Ink is perfect for this summery card.

Here's a list of the 6 classes featuring great Memory Box and Poppystamps products I'll be teaching  at Impress this summer:

  • Merry, Merry Memory Box 2013
  • Wishing for Washi?
  • Die Designs...and More
  • Summer Garden Delights
  • Big Fab Flowers
  • Memory Box Calendar

View the class schedule here.

Thanks for visiting - hope you like quick and easy cards as much as I do...





Fri 21

Paper Fashions

We're dressing up paper dolls today!  Anyone remember playing with Paper Dolls as a child?  I am showing my age by asking that for sure.  I used to spend hours cutting out paper dolls and outfits---changing them to match the next imaginary activity.  

Isn't this oval frame gorgeous?  I thought it would make a perfect ornate mirror especially with a piece of silver metal foil for the reflection.  To make the dress form semi-authentic I die cut a piece of natural sticky-back canvas for the torso portion.  Bet you're too young to remember the real muslin dress forms too!  

Dress Form

The mirror is from the Findlay Frame Set (#98549), Small Dressform (#98611), Taylor Party Dress (#98609) and the tiny flowers are from the Floral Delights die (#98349).  I colored a strip of small adhesive-backed pearls with a beige Copic marker and draped the strip onto the bodice for an "aged" pearl necklace.

After creating the mirror, dressform and dressy dress, I made a few more outfits for special occasions...


Lily-of-the-Valley Garden dress.  I used the Dancing Tulips die (#98295).  Turn tulips into lilies by positioning the flower heads downward and tilted.  Die cut a second dress in patterned paper, cut at waistline and use bodice portion layered onto green dress.


A Sweetheart Dress...Cut the Taylor Party Dress (#98609) from pink distressed dots paper, then a second one in white, cut at the waistline and position it slightly below the hemline for a showy petticoat. The hearts are from the Heart Canopy Die (#98293) with a dab of glitter.  And the cutest part... the Tiny Bow (#98623)


Tropical Party Dress...Big Splash Border (#98438), School of Fish (#98567) and the pink flower is from the Chery Blossom die (#98316)
















My goal for today's blog post was to show you how to use several dies in different ways and combinations, and how to use up those scraps of paper you have in your stash.  All the papers shown above came from my "pieces" box---no full sheets were used today!

Hope you have a great weekend and find time to create your art...

Happy Friday and Happy Summer Solstice today...

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Fri 21

Just a Note...


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Pam here...I love this Honeyblossom Sprig die paired with the Corner Bow die, the Virtuoso Music die and the just a note sentiment stamp.  Memory Box Distress Dots and solids card-stocks die cut so easily!  


And here's one in red...



I used mounting squares behind the leaves, flowers and notes for a little 3-d...


Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!


Thu 20

A simple card with the Butterfly Study stamp

Hello everyone,

MemBoxJune2013ButterflyStudy1 copy

It's Mary here today with a quick and easy card.  Just one stamp.  No dies.  I used the Butterfly Study stamp (#F1917) with black Memento ink.  I stamped it twice on Parchment card stock.  Color the images with Copic markers.  Cut 2 of the butterflies and the leaf out of the second image and adhere them to the first to give the card some dimension.  Here is a detail shot. 

MemBoxJune2013ButterflyStudyDetail copy

I love layering stamped images like this.  It makes a simple stamp seem so much more interesteing.  I layered the image over Licorice and Sunflower cardstock and then onto a Pool card.  The dot embellishments are from My Mind's Eye.   I filled the yellow circle with glossy accents to give the card even more dimension and texture.

Thanks for looking,