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37 posts from December 2013

Tue 31

Sparkling New Year



It's time to ring in the New Year with sparkling lights in the City.  Hope everyone has a Wonderful Safe New Year Celebration!


Memory Box Products Used:

- Cityscape Silhouette  98399

- Cityscape Nightline 98398

- Puffy Clouds 98172

- Flower Mound 98144

- Parker Numbers 98365

- Celestial Bodies 98570

- Licorice Distressed Dots Paper

Other products used Black Cardstock, Silver & Gold Mirror Card, Neenah Cardstock, Copic Markers, Archival Watering Can Ink.

Thank you so much for stopping by to look today!


Mon 30

A Vintage Christmas card

Hello!  Today I would like to share with you my new vintage Christmas  card. I like the vintage colors and I think they suit the Christmas theme.



These are the materials I used:

MO-Thistle paper (77868)

Snow Fall stamp (E1961)

Lindeman Snowflake die (98616)

Gabriella Border die (98649)


Have nice holidays!!!



Mon 30

Winter Wonderland

I'm living in a winter wonderland--the ice storm last weekend left everything coated in almost an inch of ice. When the sun is out, it is absolutely spectacular! The downside of all of this: tens of thousands of power outages experienced here in Maine last week. We lost our power first for six hours on Sunday. It went off again Monday at 1 PM and didn't come back on until Thursday morning (the temperature in my apartment was in the 30s by then). My cat Olive and I moved into the main house with my parents on Tuesday morning for winter camping, hauling wood from the shed and water from the brook, and keeping a fire going in the tiny wood cookstove. I'm writing this on Sunday morning in anticipation of losing power again--so much ice already on the trees and power lines and we're expecting a Nor'easter tonight which is forecast to dump 7-11 inches of snow on us.

So what to do when the weather outside is frightful? Create some cards celebrating the beauty of all that ice and snow!  

Materials used on all of the cards

  • Memory Box white notecards
  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink Mid-Tone Cup O' Joe
  • Frosted Lace Stickles for the ice and snow
  • Memory Box stamp B1960/CS1960B  walking in a winter wonderland

Ice 5


Memory Box stamp E1326 Tree Frame (oriented so the branches are bending down from the weight of the ice)

Ice 6

Memory Box stamp E1419  Snowy Branches

Ice 7

Prismacolor pencil Dark Brown to color the tree

Memory Box stamps

  • F1890  Berry Tree
  • D1962/CS1962D  Deer Family

 These cards really glisten from the Stickles on the top of each branch!

Happy New Year!  Happy Crafting!

Sun 29

Here's to a Sweet New Year!




Need some quick party favors for your New Year's eve celebration?  The Mini Takeout Box Die is perfect for that. Jean Okimoto here - with an easy way to impress your guests, and send them off with a sweet remembrance of a great party. 


Just diecut and assemble the simple boxes, using a mini-brad to attach a strip for the handle.  Attach Scor-Tape to gold and silver mirror cardstock, then cut Vintage Bottle and Party Drinks.  Add a luscious champagne truffle for a perfect after-midnight treat.

Need some classy confetti too?  Just diecut gold mirror cardstock with the versatile Benjamin Border and scatter the pieces.  The Metal Adapter Plate makes it quick and easy to cut oodles of instant confetti.

Memory Box Products

  • Mini Takeout Box 98522
  • Benjamin Border 98601
  • Vintage Bottles 98496
  • Party Glasses 98530
  • Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate
  • Key Lime Dots
  • Licorice Distressed Dots
  • Violet Dots

Other Supplies

  • Diecut Machine and Plates
  • Scor-Tape
  • Gold and Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Silver Mini-brads
  • Screwpunch

Be sure to scroll down to admire Donna's great New Year card too - you'll love what she did with the Cityscapes Nightline die.

Thanks for visiting...Happy New Year!



Sun 29

New Year's Eve Card

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Now on to the next celebration, New Year's Eve. 

Today's card features these Memory Box products:

  • Cityscape Nightline #98398
  • Vintage Dreams Stamp #G1838
  • It's Christmas Time in the City Stamp #B1955
  • Cardstock - Licorice and White

I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!


Fri 27



Christmas came - and went - so quickly that it's already time for a New Year card!  Jean Okimoto here today, using several of my favorite Memory Box Dies.

The week between the holidays is a busy one, so it's a very simple card - just stamp the background, and diecut the pieces.  Cut a stencil of Party Glasses from the plain stencil sheets, then stencil them with Turquoise and emboss them with the sparkly Opalescent Clear Powder.  Assemble the card - and that's it!

Memory Box Products

  • Parker Number Set 98365
  • Vintage Bottles 98496
  • Party Glasses 98530
  • Loopy Rings 98370
  • Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate
  • Distressed Garden Record G1848
  • Lagoon Cardstock
  • Key Lime Cardstock
  • Graphite Notecard and Envelope

Other Supplies

  • ColorBox Seattle Sky Archival Dye Inkpad
  • ColorBox Turquoise Pigment Inkpad
  • Clearsnap Top Boss Opalescent Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat-tool
  • Diecut Machine and Plates
  • The Crafter's Workshop Stencil Sheets
  • Silver and Gold Mirror Cardstock

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!


Thu 26



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Hi everyone!  Pam here...after the wrapping paper settles, if you're like me, you're thinking about how thankful you are.  I don't know about you, but I make a lot of birthday cards.  I need to do better about making and sending thank you cards, so here's a start! 


I've been thinking about this border die since it was released...I'm really happy with how it turned out for the background, white on white...so wintery looking!

Cut the DeLacie Border die three times from a Memory Box white notecard and glue them to a Memory Box A-2 white Notecard for the background.

Cut the Gorgeous Gardenia Background die from a Memory Box white notecard.

Cut the Gorgeous Gardenia Outline die from glitter silver card-stock and a Memory Box Dill notecard.

Glue the silver Gardenia outline to the white Gardenia background and piece in the Gardnia leaves from the Dill.

Cut the Winterberry Sprig die three times out of glitter silver card-stock.

Cut the thanks die from glitter silver card-stock.

Cut the Pinecone Corner die from Memory Box Dill and Vanilla Bean card-stocks.  Trim and layer to fit under the Gardenia focal point.

I mounted the Gorgeous Gardenia to the card with mounting squares.  Then arranged the Pinecone  Corner cuts behind, gluing the ends flat.  Then I added in the Winterberry Sprig cuts, gluing the ends flat also.

I added silver domes in three sizes to the berries on the Winterberry Spring cuts.

Last, I glued the thanks cut on.

Finished card is A-2 size! 

Thanks for looking today!  'preciate it and happy after Christmas to you!

Thu 26

On Our Way To 2014


It's amazing how quickly 2013 has passed us by and only less than one week left to go until 2014.   On his way is Baby New Year.

Products used:

Night Sky Border - 98682

Starry Wreath - 98403

Holiday Hats - 98736

Typewriter Numbers - 98368

Tiny Bubbles - 98699

Memory Box Papers Licorice Distressed Dots and Pool Dots

Other Products - Black Cardstock, Pink Cardstock, Blue Cardstock, Silver Mirror Card, Peach Cardstock Silver Pen, Black Glaze Pen and a small circle punch.

Have a very Happy Healthy Holiday Season!  Thank you so much for stopping by!


Wed 25

A Christmas card

Hello all! HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!! All the best to you, your relatives and friends!!!

Here is my new card with a printed and painted picture. I used pencils for painting and some MB materials for decoration:



These are the matearials I used:

Christmas Ticket (C1782)

Precious Snowflakes (98729)

Valencia Border (98290)

SC-CANDIED VIOLETS paper (10149)


Have nice holidays!!!


Best regards,



Tue 24

Presents of Joy in Copics - Linda's Last Post

I've created another card using "non-traditional" Christmas colors.   I really like how this one turned out with the yellow and green.

I hope that everyone has a very special Christmas Eve....it's one of my favorite days of the year...filled with lots of memories.  And a special shout out to my brother for his birthday!

Joyful Presents in Copics

  • Ink up Presents of Joy (D1951) with Black Memento ink and stamp onto white Neenah paper.  Let set for a moment.

  • Color presents with Copic markers. Make sure you color your image on top of clean white paper. Set aside.

  • Attach Key Lime paper (3 7/8" X 5 1/8") to Licorice paper (4 X 5 1/4).  Then attach a piece of Key Lime Gingham paper on top of that about ¼” from the top.
  • Die cut Ornament Border (98417) from Licorice paper and adhere behind a piece of Fresh Fruit paper (10121)
  • I dyed some seam binding ribbon using Scattered Straw Distress Ink and some Dylusions Pure Sunshine Ink Spray.  I cut an 8" piece and attached it around the Fresh Fruit paper then adhered that to the front of the Key Lime paper.   Then, I attached all of this to the front of a Sweet Corn Note Card.
  • Attach the stamp/colored image to a piece of Licorice paper and attach to the front of the card with foam tape.
  • Tie a double bow with the remaining seam binding and attach to front of card with a large glue dot.

On a sad note, this is my last post.  Because of the responsibilities of my "real" job, I'm unable to continue on the Memory Box Design Team.   This is such a sad day for me....  It has been such an honor and a privilege to have been part of this team for the last 4 years.   Dave Brethauer is one of the good guys in this paper crafting business.   I will miss you all dearly.

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