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29 posts from June 2013

Wed 19

June Blooms!

Hello all,

Here are a few of the cards that will be taught at The Stamp Addict in San Diego this coming Saturday and Monday by Julia Quincey....one of our exceptional teachers who loves using Memory Box stamps and dies!




I love the way she layers and puts things together to make the cards look so elegant and fun! Give us a call at the store if you are going to be in the area and would like to join us for class!


Tue 18

A bright card

Hello everyone! It's Olga here with a bright red card. I always thought that gingham paper (especially red colored) looks very "kitchen style". But when I started to use it for cards I changed my mind))




Here I used the following materials:

[806] DIES- Meadow Leaf  98321 98372



and hand-made flowers again))



Mon 17

Wild Sunflower Hello

Today's card features Memory Box dies 98565 Wild Sunflower and 98580 Hello Script.

Hello 1

Materials used:

  • Memory Box white notecard
  • Memory Box Violet Gingham paper
  • Memory Box Squash Distressed Dots paper
  • yellow dotted ribbon, scrap
  • glue pen for adhering the sentiment
  • double-sided tape; pop-dots 

Change up this card by using a Sweet Corn notecard, one of the other distressed dot papers or another Memory Box print paper, and squash distressed dot sunflowers with the "hello" in the squash distressed dot paper.  Vary the height of the sunflowers--adhere one flat to the card, one with one pop-dot, and the third with two stacked pop-dots. Wrap the card with a coordinating ribbon tied in a bow at the side and orient the card so that it opens at the side instead of from the bottom.  


You could even change up the sentiment and create a set of notecards by using 98575 a little thanks or 98570 Thank(s) You.  That would be a perfect gift for a summer birthday or a hostess gift!

Happy Crafting!

Sun 16

Happy Birthday Basket

Hello, Stampers!

Today I paired an older die with a new one, and I think they should date more often! :~) 

See instructions.


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(All products are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted.) Cardstock: Dill, Lavendar, Licorice, Sage, Sweet Corn, Taffy, Vanilla Bean, White; Patterned Paper: Squash Gingham; Stamps: Happy Birthday Banner; Dies: Summer Border, Woven Basket; Ink: Tuxedo Black pad (Memento), Adhesives: pop-dots   

Please don't forget to check out Evgenia's post from earlier today - it's well worth the click!

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!


Sun 16

Lots of dies in one card

Hello dear friends! its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I am again playing with lots of dies and some neutral colors.


I see it more as a wedding card, but it can be easily used as any occasion card, should you wish to.



Memory Box products used:


  • Chesapeake Circle (98449)
  • Trellis Border (98476)
  • Chloe Stem (98321)
  • Chesapeake Scrollwork (98442)
  • Gloriosa Vine (98453)


 DOT-Bubblegum (77890)


Warm hugs:)


Sat 15

A Card Inspired by The Lady Edith

I love Downton Abbey for many reasons, but one of the biggest is the time period. I looooove the clothing of the Edwardian period, so that first season had me slobbering like a dog over a bone! So why not use these gorgeous dresses as card inspiration?

Check it out: 


I love the simple yet beautiful embroidery that embellishes the Lady Edith's bodice, so I started looking through my stash for something comparable. Here's my take:


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  1. Create card base.
  2. Adhere panel of patterned paper.
  3. Die cut and adhere chains and floral border.
  4. Generate sentiment on computer, print and cut into banner.
  5. Score banner and adhere.
  6. Adhere gems.


Use a fine point glue "pen" on delicate die-cuts such as these.

If you don't have a specific sentiment in your stash, type the words you want into a word program on your computer, print, and cut to suit. 


White cardstock, Honeysuckle Vine and Delicate Chain dies, VersaFine black ink, gems 

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!


Fri 14

Bright Blooming Allium Border


P1100082Hi - Jean Okimoto here - with an easy-Friday Memory Box card featuring the new Allium Border D1924. Stamp it on Meadow Cardstock with ColorBox Black Pigment Ink and emboss it with detail black powder. Using a waterbrush and a glossy surface (like an acrylic stamp block) as a palette,  paint the flowers with Clearsnap's summer-bright Smooch Accent Inks in shades of Carrot, Sundance, Orchid Frost and Berry Punch.  


The Smooches are slightly diluted to allow the little details of the blossoms to resist the vibrant colors and add dimension. Mat the stamped image with Peony Cardstock and attach it to a Dove Gray Notecard.  Diecut Hello Script 98580 from Key Lime Cardstock for a quick greeting. Attach silver mini-brads.  Tuck it into a coordinating Peony Envelope - and send it to someone special!

BIG Thanks to everyone who took Memory Box Classes at the Tukwila Impress last Sunday!  Lots of laughs, inky madness and great products.  

Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!





Wed 12

Tropical Butterfly Collage


Hi - hope you're enjoying your summer!  Jean Okimoto here, sharing a colorful tropical butterfly collage card with a combination of Memory Box Stamps and Dies.   I've layered the classic Create Art G1330 collage and the new Butterfly Study F1917 over a background of water-blended pigment inks.  Clearsnap's  ColorBox Tropical Inkpad has a great combination of colors for this summer-y card.  

The glittered butterfly features the solid Isabella Butterfly 98507 - and the detailed Pippi Butterfly 98508 that's a breeze to cut using the Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate with the other plates required for thin metal dies.  


Here's a variation of this design, from the Clearsnap Blog:


Thanks for visiting!




Tue 11

Glittered Graceful Silhouette

It finally feels as if summer is coming to the midwest.   The warm sun has been so wonderful these last few days after dealing with so much rain.   Not that I'm whining.....the rain has made the flowers so beautiful!

Speaking of flowers, I really like the Graceful Silhouette die which I've featured on today's card.  It reminds me of Queen Anne's Lace.

Graceful Silhouette
I used Ranger's Holographic Embossing Powder on the die and really love the glimmery effect.  You can click on the picture to enlarge and really see the glitter.


  • Cut Bill of Sale paper 3 7/8" X 5 1/8 and attach to Vanilla Bean paper 4" X 5 1/4" and set aside.
  • Ink up Vintage Record Sheet (G1712) with brown ink and stamp onto small piece of Cherry Blossom paper.  Attach this piece to small piece of Sage paper and then attach to left side of Bill of Sale paper.
  • Wrap piece of twine around this piece three times.  Attach to reverse side with double stick tape. Then attach all to front of Sage Note Card.
  • Die cut Graceful Silhouette (98604) from Vanilla Bean paper.  
  • Cover entire die cut with Versamark ink by pushing ink pad directly into paper.  Cover with Holographic embossing powder and heat emboss. 
  • Attach tiny pieces of foam tape to back of Graceful Silhouette and attach to front of card.
  • Thread twine through a brown button and attach to front of card with a glue dot.

Hope you enjoy!

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Mon 10

Lamp post scene and Chrysanthemum Birthday...


Enjoy the ride!  Pam here, taking you away to a place with gingham grass and polka dot flowers! So fun to create whimsical scenes with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and papers!


I used parts of a couple dies… the leaves in the tree are from the Lavish Branch die and the grass is just the scallop part of the Spring Border die with the flowers cut off.


I die cut the Lamp post frame out of Vanilla Bean card-stock and the Debutante background is die cut out of Water card-stock.

The Lavish Branch is die cut from the Key Lime Gingham and the Cranberry Dots Card-stock.  I cut the red flowers off and glued them on top of the Lime Green flowers with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

The little butterflies are from the new Dancing Butterflies die and the butterfly is the Pippi Butterfly die. 

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My Chrysanthemum Happy Birthday card features the new Chrysanthemum Outline die, Chrysanthemum Background die and Happy Birthday script dies.  I used the Dogwood Blossom Outline die and Dogwood Blossom die for the stems and leaves.

Happy Birthday is die cut from Licorice card-stock,  the flowers are cut from Bubblegum dots card-stock, the stems and leaves are cut from Key Lime Dots and the accent paper border is Key Lime Gingham.

How to get perfect placement for the happy and birthday words…
* after die cutting, keep the negative piece from the cut  (the part you would usually throw away)
* place it over your card where you want your word to be
* put adhesive on your word die cut
* place your word back in the negative piece, press it in place
* then slowly, carefully remove the negative piece so all that is left in place, is the word


In this photo you can see I die cut the florals in the white card base then cut them out of the colored card-stock too and inserted them in the cuts in the white card base.

A fun technique for using Memory Box dies...cutting, layering them with different colors for a little different look.  I did this on my Jasper Leaves card,  HERE

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping and die cutting!