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Mon 06

Memory Box has STENCILS!!!

Welcome to Day One of the Memory Box Blog Blitz celebrating the 2014 new release, Creative Elegance.

I am just over the moon that Memory Box now is offering stencils!  Have you worked with stencils much?  I love layering stencils using inks and sprays. Here's a tutorial using two of the NEW Memory Box stencils:  88527 Garden Birch Trees and 88507 Texture Disperse.


  • place the first stencil on top of the cardstock; tape in place (I used blue painter's tape securing the stencil from the back.)


  • working on a craft sheet, use a blending tool to add ink over the stencil and onto the cardstock (I used Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink in Wet Cement.)


  • place the second stencil over the inked image and secure with tape


  • Use an ink spray over this stencil (I used Dylusions White Linen, working on a piece of scrap cardboard box).  Carefully remove the stencil and wash it with warm water and dry--these stencils clean up beautifully!  No ink spray?--press a white ink pad directly onto the stencil to make the dots.


  • This is what it looks like after removing the stencil and letting the ink spray dry--snowy woods!
  • trim cardstock to the size you need for the card front

Here are two cards I made using these techniques, two of the NEW Memory Box stencils No. 88527 Garden Birch Trees and No. 88507 Texture Disperse, and one of the NEW dies No. 98756 Gold Finch.


  • white cardstock
  • 88527 Garden Birch Trees Memory Box Stencil--NEW
  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Leaf and blending tool
  • 88507 Texture Disperse Memory Box Stencil--NEW
  • Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray
  • 98756 Gold Finch Memory Box Die--NEW
  • scrap of red cardstock
  • Memory Box stamp B1960/CS1960B walking in a winter wonderland (masked the top row of words to get just winter wonderland on the card; filled in tops of taller letters with fine point black pen)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Memory Box Dill notecard


  • white cardstock
  • 88527 Garden Birch Trees Memory Box Stencil--NEW
  • Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink in Wet Cement and blending tool
  • 88507 Texture Disperse Memory Box Stencil--NEW
  • Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray
  • 98756 Gold Finch Memory Box Die--NEW
  • scrap of kraft cardstock
  • Memory Box stamp B1909/CS1909B just thinking of you today
  • Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink in Cup O' Joe
  • Memory Box Parchment notecard

Have some fun this week following our blog posts!  We'll be featuring many of the new stencils and dies. Each blog post between January 6th-January 12th will have a prize, so be sure to leave lots of comments this week.  For your chance to win the Garden Birch Trees Stencil I used today, comment on this blog post by Sunday, January 12th at 11:59pm EST.  We are really excited about the Creative Elegance release and look forward to reading what you have to say.  

Happy Crafting!


Wow a greatful inspiration and tutorial,thank you so much.
This work is gorgeous and the tree image so wonderful.With the special Paper and the new
dies,this card looks so specialy.
This card can be used to so many occasions,
really a lovely creation.
Wish you a wonderful week,many visitors and lots of fun and proudness with all comments.
Hugs Sylvie

Thanks for sharing this great technique. The cards are gorgeous. Love the new stencils and that sweet gold finch die.

Happy New Year.
I love your card and the idea of superimposition of stencils.
(Sorry but my English isn't very good)

Just love these stencils. Thank you for the tutorial - you make it look so easy. The cards are beautiful x

Gosh, just had a DUH! moment. Never thought of putting the tape behind the stencil. Thanks for that tip. I was so excited when I saw you were releasing stencil and I'm not dissapointed. These are gorgeous, especially the trees and I love the layering technique. Usually I remove the first before using the second but this keeps the first image crisp. Thanks for such lovely tips. Congrats on the new release. Will be visiting again very soon to glean more inspiration.

Beautiful, I never would have thought to layer the stencils!

What a gorgeous card and technique...the trees are lovely...of course the bird, and the sentiment, too. Wouldn't I love to be this lucky winner! Thanks for this fun week. Barbara-Jean

Anne, hope you will teach this to a group here in Maine if we ever get out of the snow, freezing rain and yuck. Love the cards.

YEAH!! SO EXCITED about the New Dies and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the release and Inspiration!! I've been a HUGE Fan from the Begining and I ALWAYS LOVE this time of year to see what NEW Things will be shared!! SO EXCITED about the Stencils too!! How AWESOME will this be to use with my Beloved Dies and Stamps!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! YIPPEE have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Wow! I love this card and how easy it was to make. Thanks for sharing technique"

Woot Woot! Beautiful! Can't wait to see them all!

Love the Garden Birch Trees stencil! So exciting to see MB bring their delicate designs into stencils!

Getting excited for the full reveal if this is just a taste of what is coming! Your cards are beautiful. The colors are so soft while retaining a vibrant contrast. Beautiful designing too, and loving the use of multiple stencils! Thanks for sharing!

I've never used stencils when making cards, so this is quite an opportunity to try them.

Just love that tree stencil. So many ideas going thru my head.

ouahhhh love it. Wish to use it shortly. Thanks a lot. Martine

It's fabulous ! Hope I can use tehm quickly :-)

Beautiful cards...very inspirational!

This is great, can't wait to see more of the new designs,

Ohmygosh! So excited with you stencils! Can't wait to get my hands on them. Want to use them on my Gelliprints 😊

Oh!!! How magnificent!!!! Your cards always inspire me and want me to be better at making cards!!!

Love the tree stencil and your card. Thanks for showing how to use the stencil. i never would have thought to use two stencils.

The birch tree stencil is gorgeous! It will be great over multiple seasons. Another homerun, Memorybox!

Love the birch tree stencil! Thanks for sharing your technique with this card.

Beautiful backgrounds created with the stencil!!

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