30 posts categorized "2014 Winter Collection"


Sun 29

Shaker Smile

Good morning Memory Box fans!  It's my turn, Shelby, to bring some inspiration to your Sunday morning.

Have you checked out the wonderful Shaker Frame dies?  Oh these dies are so much fun and bring the fun to making shaker cards.


I went with a clean style card using the square shaker frame and the coordinating Studio Square layers.


The background was stamped several times with the stamp called Mercer Rose Background and the "Smile" die is from the set A Lovely Smile and was cut with 2 sided adhesive foam for added dimension.


Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Thu 01

Happy 2015


Good Morning Marnie here and I wan to with you The Happiest New Year!  Did everyone PARTY all Night Long?  We had a lovely time with Family and I ate way too much junk food which is our tradition.  But oh my it was yummy.  I have a bit of salt overload today though need to drink lots of water.    I'm here with a Memory Box Celebration Card today.

Here is a little bit of FUN for you all.  First on Kraft cardstock, with the Snowfall Stamp I stamped VersaMark all around the edges with the little dots and embossed with the Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder.  This did leave a bit of a blank in the middle but I just punched it out with a circle.  Then I foam taped the piece onto a Black cardstock mat.  In the center I cut out the Urban Numbers from Gold Mirror Card and added a bit of Diamond Stickles around them.  They are so much more glittery in person it's hard to capture.  The corner bow was also cut out of the Gold Mirror Card and added on top.  And lastly it was all layered onto Gold and then onto a Kraft Card.  Pretty and Simple for the New Year.   So Modern!

 Memory Box Products Used:

Snowfall Stamp G1999

Urban Numbers 98902

Corner Bow 98371

Kraft Card


Other Products Used:

Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder

Imagine Crafts VersaMark Stamp Pad

Gold Mirror Card

Diamond Stickles

Black Cardstock

Circle Punch



Tue 30

Warm Wishes for a Happy New Year...




Pam here with a weather card of sorts! haha! It looks cold but it's full of warm wishes to you and yours for a happy 2015!

I used three Memory Box snowflake dies, Twirling Snowflake, Normandy Snowflake, Lindeman Snowflake, a sprinkle of clear sequins and a sentiment on a fishtail banner I made with the paper trimmer and scissors.




Here's a close up of the shimmery, glittery type cardstocks I used...

It's a sunshiny day...great for taking pictures to show the subtle glistening snowflakes.  You can click on the photos to see them full size.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy New Year!



Mon 29

Festive colors

Hello dear Memory Box friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I have another eco-friendly card for you, I have used some of the Memory Box dies and added the cinnamon stick, the half of the dried orange and other bits, lets have a look?


and some close ups:




I have used 4 different dies in this card, some of them you can see just by the little bits here, but here is the full list of what I have used:

  • Plush Poinsettia Corner (98967)
  • Pine Needle Border (98467)
  • Cabrini Ornament (98926)
  • Large Olive Branch (98797)

For those who celebrate- have a very blessed Happy new Year! Will see you in there:)



Thu 25

Have a Jolly Christmas

Merry Christmas! Marnie here,  I hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday Season with their Family and Friends! 

 Here is a little bit of Happy for you all.  I love the Have a Jolly Christmas die it always makes me break into song.  I know you can here it,  "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, it's the Best Time of the Year".  We've just cut the die out of Gold Mirror Card and adhered it to the Cranberry Gingham.  Filling in the Holly, berries, ornaments and some snowflakes with stickles!  So fun!



Memory Box Products Used -


Other Products Used - 

Gold Mirror Card

Stickles (Various Colors)


Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the Joy of paper crafts on this Special Day.  



Sat 20

Festive Holiday Tableware!

Hello all,

I hope this Christmas season is finding you all well and happy! I have really been enjoying getting ready for our son's 2nd Christmas but the first one where he will be able to open presents and really be an active participant of the festivities!

I have a few things to show you today, done by one of our fantastic instructors, Therese P. at our store The Stamp Addict in San Diego. She did these for her holiday tables and brought them into the store to show off and I just had to share them with you!


She made a little Candle light holder for part of her centerpiece using star dies for the cut outs and the Snowflake Favor Box die as a base....isn't she clever!


She also made a cute angel out of one of those boxes to put in her centerpiece as well and decorated the angels dress (box) with the Starfall stamp!


Then she made these name placeholders....just add a foldover name topper and some ribbon...and voila!


And these napkin holders...all using the box die as a base and poinsettia die for the topper with some ribbon to add some bling! Hint, to get the napkin through the box, she used an all over/repositionable circle punch on two of the sides of the box.


I love what she did with all of them...I know her Christmas table setting will look fabulous this year and I hope what I showed you inspires you to try a few ideas out for your next celebration too!

Merry Christmas!


Thu 18

Poinsettia Bloom Trio - Holiday Card



Good Morning Marnie here!  We're counting down exactly 7 days until Christmas if you count today.  Only 7 Days to make cards, craft, shop, bake, wrap, ship, decorate, and so on.  I'm almost done this year only a couple more little things then all the wrapping and baking to come.  Our house has come down with a cold unfortunately but they will be healthy by the Holiday's so that's AWESOME.  But I adore all of the preparations.  It is my favorite time and I always seem to be stuck for another idea for a few more cards, last minute?  Here's one for you.   


It's a pretty simple card so you can create quickly just cut the Big Word Pop Curve out of the the Cranberry Moroccan paper and snip off the talky bubble piece to make one giant hill.  Now add the Poinsettia Bloom Trio, I cut it out of 2 shades of red to add a bit of interest.  For the centers this time  I added Mercury Glass Stickles.  Tuck some of the Forest Pine Branch into the Poinsettias.  This entire piece gets built onto the Blueberry Gingham mat and layered onto a Kraft Card.  I did stamp Merry Christmas as my greeting.


Products Used

Poinsettia Bloom Trio Die - 98995

Forest Pine Branch Die - 98909

Big Word Pop Curve Die - 99047

Moroccan Cranberry Paper

Blueberry Gingham Paper

Kraft A2 Notecards


I hope you and yours Have the Happiest Healthiest Week leading up the the Holiday.  




Wed 17

Tags, Techniques and Watercolors



It's time to wrap it up!  I love wrapping gifts - and watercolored tags add an artsy, personal touch to any gift.  Jean Okimoto here - let's get started...


Memory Box Products

  • Merry Christmas Stamp B2019
  • Jolly Combo Stamp B2014 (there's a little holly stamp attached to the side)
  • Cheers Script Die 98900
  • Snowflake Heart Die 99031
  • Party Glasses Die 98530
  • A Batch of Gingerbread Die 98652
  • Pool Notecards
  • Key Lime Notecards

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolor Inkpad
  • VersaMark Inkpad
  • Memento Luxe Love Letter Pigment Inkpad
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Clear Embossing Powder

Press the Caribbean Sea inkpad onto an acrylic stamp block.  Use a slightly damp wide, flat paintbrush to apply overlapping bands of ink to a strip of watercolor paper - rinse the brush between colors.  Air-dry the inks for about 5 minutes, then heat-set them.  

Stamp Merry Christmas with VersaMark, emboss it with gold powder.  Stamp Jolly Combo with Love Letter, emboss it with clear powder.   

Cut Cheers Script from white cardstock.  Cut A Batch of Gingerbread and Snowflake Heart from gold mirror cardstock.  Cut Snowflake Heart again from red mirror cardstock.  Cut Party Drinks from silver mirror cardstock.

Cut the notecards in half - they're the perfect size for gift tags.  Assemble the tags and add gold cord ties.


Merry, Merry!

Thanks for visiting..



Tue 16

Cabrini Ornament Glitters...




Pam here...I love Christmas!  All the creating, sending and receiving cards...just makes me happy! Here's the Cabrini Ornament die cut in Licorice, Cranberry and Meadow card-stocks and pieced together.  I really like the black outline. I'm so glad I purchased the Pine Needles die!  They just finish the presentation of so many of the winter/Christmas dies.  I glittered with stickles glitter glue... I know... the glitter cheater way! haha




The whimsical touch of bakers twine...just have to stop myself from using it on every card! 

A little Copic coloring on the ornament, holly and berries...

and then that background stamp... so simple but so much!  Merry Background stamp comes wood or cling mount.

The cranberry card-stock rectangle is stamped with the Candy Cane Stripes stamp in red ink.

The kraft card-stock rectangle is stamped with the Mistletoe Bundle stamp in Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

Ranger White Enamel dots on the berries.

The Christmas word is from the Grand Merry Christmas Script die.

An A2 size card - Dill notecard.


I'm off to the PO to get a stash of cards in the mail!  Hitch up the sleigh! HOHOHO

All the best to you this happy creating season!



Wed 10

Holiday Stars and Flourishes


Pretty colors, shimmery inks and little gold stars...quite the opposite of the winter storm and power glitches we're having right now!  Jean Okimoto here with a "something old, something new" design for you.


Memory Box Products

  • Winterland Tree Background Die 98733
  • Elliana Background Die 98956
  • Snowflake Heart Die 99031
  • Zippy Dots Designer Stencil 88568
  • Merry Christmas Combo Stamp B2008 (there's a little dove stamp on the side)
  • Robins Egg Notecard (for stamping)
  • Pool Notecard and Envelope

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Fireworks Spritzes - Bahama Blue, Pear Tart, Grape Jelly
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Gold
  • Delicata Inkpad - Golden Glitz
  • Radiant Neon Inkpads - Electric Blue, Electric Purple
  • Craft Mat

Spray watercolor paper with water - then spritz it with Bahama Blue, Pear Tart, Grape Jelly and Gold.

Dry the inks, then stencil the background with Zippy Dots and Golden Glitz. Stamp Merry Christmas Combo with Electric Purple and emboss it with clear powder.

Diecut Winterland Tree Background from gold mirror cardstock and dry-emboss it with the Elliana Background.  Distress the raised areas with a sanding block. Diecut Snowflake Heart from gold mirror cardstock and save the little pieces.

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for more details and holiday card ideas. 

Big Thanks to everyone who took the first Winter Bliss class at Impress.  If you weren't able to get into that class - we have another class on Saturday December 13th.  We'll make 6 un-holiday cards - fresh colors, glitter, sequins and watercolor background techniques.  See you there!

Thanks for visiting - join us again tomorrow for one of Marnie's special designs.