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31 posts from November 2013

Thu 21

Precious little bundle

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today with a soft baby girl card.

I started with a plain white cardstock...

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Memory Box products:

Dies:

  • Baby Carriage (98528)
  • Fresh Foliage (98502)
  • Palace Oval Frame Set (98538)

Paper: MO-Bubblegum (77892)

 

Warm hugs,

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Wed 20

Late Bloomers

  

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It's easy to think just spring and summer for Memory Box flower dies - but the Forget-Me-Not and Hollyhock Stem are perfect in fall colors too!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with an Autumn Leaf Collage design that extends the flowering season into the cool, crisp November days.

Diecut Forget-Me-Not and Hollyhock stem from cardstock in shades of Jack O Lantern, Mango, Cranberry and Squash.  Cut the Poppystamps Round Vase from Juniper Cardstock.  Cut the Small Debutante Frame from Kraft Cardstock, and the Debutante Frame from Jack O Lantern Cardstock.

Stamp Autumn Leaf Collage with Glacier Lake ColorBox Archival Dye Ink on the Small Debutante Frame. Stamp the lower portion of it again on the vase. 

Attach the flowers behind the vase and trim off any wayward stems.  Attach the vase and flowers to the stamped background.  Mat it with the Debutante Frame and attach everything to a Juniper Notecard.  Coordinate your fall card with a matching Juniper Envelope.  

Thanks for visiting - have a great evening!

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Tue 19

Holiday Penguins!

Hi Everyone,

I love this card done by Julia at our store The Stamp Addict in San Diego. It is so fun!

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A few layers on a holiday background paper with the penguins lined up and add some bling and you have a quick fun card that has pure wow factor in the striking combination of red, white and black!

I hope the card puts a smile on your face like it did on mine!

Mon 18

Quick and Easy Cards for Guys from Beginning Stampers

These are some of the cards my beginning stampers will make this week--great cards to send to guys.  

Materials Used 

  • Memory Box White Notecards
  • Archival Olive Ink
  • Hero Arts mid-tone Shadow Ink in Cup O' Joe
  • Distress Markers in Barn Door, Peeled Paint, and Antique Linen

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Memory Box Stamps

  • Snowy Pine Landscape F1900
  • Deer Family D1962 (wood) or CS1962D (cling)
  • Woodland Merry Christmas B1950 (wood) or CS1950B (cling)

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Memory Box Stamps 

  • Berry Tree F1890
  • Vintage Merry Christmas C1873

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Memory Box Stamps

  • Winter Cabin F1871
  • Woodland Merry Christmas B1950 (wood) or CS1950B (cling)

Any of these images could be stamped on white cardstock, trimmed and mounted on a coordinating paper and then added to a White, Dill, or Holly colored card to add more dimension and interest.  Baker's twine in green/white or red/white or some neutral cording could also be wrapped around the card for an interesting textural element.  As I'm typing this, I'm thinking we might make each card three ways! 

Happy Crafting!

Sun 17

Magnificent Pine meets Peaceful Snowflake Frame...


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Welcome to a peaceful Sunday OTB blog post.  Pam here with a CAS card using the Peaceful Snowflake Frame from the set HERE, Magnificent Pine die HERE, Resing Birds die HERE and All is Calm stamp HERE.

Mounted to an A2 white notecard...tied up with silver string!

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Thu 14

Back to the basics and excited to be back!!!



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I am so excited to be back on the Memory Box team. I had to step down about a year or so ago because I was back in school to get my BSN and it was just a bit overwhelming for me. I am just about done and can manage my time much better, so I sent Dave a note asking if he would take a prodigal gal back. 

Dave, welcomed me back with open arms as I hope all of you will. For those who don't me, my name is Sue T.- yes that is what I am called by everyone I know- not Sue, but Sue T. I am a stamper, I love stamping- rubber, acrylic or cling. I have been caught up in the die craze, but always come back to stamping. My posts will feature stamping with dies used only as an embellishment. Isn't stamping what sucked us into this crazy and awesome hobby?!!?

My cards are clean and simple, very reminiscent of what Dave taught us at those famous east coast summer class tours. (if any of you were lucky enough to have taken any of them, you know what I am talking about! Dave- come back to us!! We miss you!!) My posts will always feature stamps as the central focus. They will be easy to replicate and will provide a jumping off point for your own creativity!

I was so excited when my package arrived from Memory Box. All cling stamps- great quality and awesome images! I immediately was in my studio putting ink to rubber.

Of course if you know me you know no stamp is safe in my hand, especially cling or acrylic! I see the stamp and immediately think how can I alter it to make it even useful. That is what I did when I saw Deer in the Field CS 1944

 

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This is how the stamp arrived to me. Isn't it great!??! Can you see the possibilities? How about this?

 

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Oh yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about. Now I have 3 stamps to play with! Hint- do not do this unless you have really sharp scissors or an x-acto knife.

What was really fun when I created this card was to find the curve of the pine tress totally matched the curve in snowfall CS 1961E. Can you see what I did. I stamped the snow fall first, then I added the row of pines, next I add a few of the single trees and lastly added the deer in front of the trees.

As our blog title says - "Think Outside the Box" when using your stamps!

I hope that you enjoyed my post and that you are as excited as I am to rediscover or discover your roots- stamping!

 

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Wed 13

Simply Wonderful Christmas

 

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Three shades of Memory Box green - Dill, Granny Smith and Key Lime - and bright red felt create a simple, classic holiday design.  Hi - Jean Okimoto here - with another quick card for you.

The  Wonderland Tree Background, intricate Elyse Christmas Tree and Resting Birds are traditional holiday designs.  Just snip the handle of the pail from the Garden Tools set and repurpose it as a tree container.  It's cut from scrap cardboard to resemble an old wooden bucket that's held many trees over the years.  

The Simply Wonderful greeting says it all, adding the final touch to an easy card as Christmas quickly approaches. View the Memory Box Collection of dies, stamps and papers.

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Big THANKS to everyone who took Monday's Stamped, Stenciled Calendar class at Impress.  You worked so quickly we finished way ahead of time....great job!

 


 Have a great evening!

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Tue 12

Pinecones & Peace

Hi, everyone...  Well, we've received our first dose of snow here in the midwest...It was pretty coming down, but I'm not sure I'm quite ready to deal with snow and ice already.

Today, I'm featuring one of my favorite dies from this collection called Pinecone Corner (98685) and the Peace Script die (98638).

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Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of silver metallic paper 3 7/8" X 5 1/8" and adhere to a piece of Licorice paper (4 X 5 1/4) then attach to front of a Holly Berry Note Card.
  • Die cut two sets of the Pinecone Border from Dill Paper; one set from Vanilla Bean (just the pinecones); and one of the pinecones from Rich Cocoa.
  • Add a bit of glue here and there behind one set of the branches and attach to the top left corner of the silver metallic paper.
  • Cut the Vanilla Bean (dark brown) pine cones away from any excess brown branches.  Use a finger dauber to distress the edges of the pinecones with Brushed Corduroy distress ink and glue these over the “green” pinecones on your card.
  • Cut branches of the other Pinecone Border and attach over the previous branches to fill it out a bit.
  • Cut the Rich Cocoa (Light Brown) pinecone away from the branches, distress with Brushed Corduroy and attach to card front.
  • I dyed some seam binding ribbon with Festive Berries and Walnut Stain distress ink.  I tied it into a double bow and attached it to the front of the card with a couple of large glue dots.
  • Die cut Peace Script from the strip of Licorice paper.  Run through Xyron X.  Run a stylus around the edges of the word to make sure all the adhesive sticks, then attach to front of card.
  • Finally, I added Frosted Lace Stickles to some of the branches and pinecones.

I hope you enjoy and are inspired to create your own holiday cards using Memory Box products!

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Mon 11

Merry, merry Christmas...

Hello everyone,

It's Mary here today with a simple card I taught at Ink About It yesterday.  This card is quick and would be very easy to make multiples.  Something I'm always looking for in a holiday card.

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The Gingerbread wreath is actually the Holiday Goodie border die cut from mirror paper.  I just stapled the 2 ends together and hid the staple with the red bow.  I then added a few more of the cute gingerbread cut from the Batch of Gingerbread die to fill the wreath out a bit more.

Memory Box Products used:

Merry Script dies    98635

Holiday Goodie Border die  98646

A Batch of Gingerbread die 98652

Merry Christmas Flourish Stamp B1953

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Thanks for looking,

Mary

Sun 10

Quick, Merry and Bright

 

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Here's another easy Christmas card that's great for mass-production.  Basic holiday colors like Dill, Key Lime and Cranberry - with a wreath, gingerbread cookies and a bow -  make it perfect for anyone on your list.  See the Memory Box Collection of dies, stamps and papers.

Use the Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate to diecut the Poppystamps Breezy Wreath 824 from Dill Cardstock.  Ink the edges of a 2.5" square of Key Lime Cardstock with Grasshopper ColorBox Archival Dye Ink. Attach the wreath to the square and punch some holes around the wreath.  Attach tape behind the cardstock, then brush Clearsnap's Ruby Slippers Glitter onto the adhesive thru the holes.  Cut a square of Key Lime Dots and edge it with Grasshopper.  

Diecut the bow and long portion from the Precious Hearts Set 98474 from red cardstock.  Fold the long section backwards, then attach the bow to the wreath.  Tape the top of it behind the Key Lime Dots square.

Diecut A Batch of Gingerbread 98652 from gold mirror cardstock and attach them to the wreath.

Attach everything to a Cranberry Notecard - and coordinate it with a matching Cranberry Envelope. 

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