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38 posts from June 2014

Mon 30

Poppystamps Blitz

Are you ready for fall?  The holidays?  We will be highlighting brand new Memory Box dies during a die blog blitz Monday, July 7- Sunday, July 13th.  Then....there will be a new blitz featuring Memory Box stamps Monday, July 14th- Sunday, July 20th.  Until then, there is a new blog blitz starting over on the Poppystamps blog.  Be sure to check it out!


Mon 30

Wishing you a Happy Day...


 A little dirt won't hurt!  I kinda like this Vanilla Bean card-stock with Pool and Meadow card-stocks!  Accent with pink and white and there you are!  Now if I could just get photos fast on a dark and dreary day!!!  : )



For this card I cut and embossed the flowers like I did in this video HERE

Dies and stamp I used...

Zinnia Bouquet
Zinnia Bouquet Background
Toulouse Frame Background
Eva Stem
Wicker Panel
Garden Watering Can
Blissful Butterfly Border
Wishing You Combo
A2 Notecards


Tear the Vanilla Bean 'dirt border and adhere to the bottom of the A2

Pool notecard

Adhere the Wicker Panel

Adhere three Evan Stems - stick them in the 'dirt

Adhere the Toulouse Frame 

Add the zinnias with adhesive mounting squares

Adhere the one butterfly trimmed from the Blissful Butterfly Border

I have a couple Memory Box cards posted on my blog if you want to click over... HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today!  

*** Be watching...lots of new coming very soon! YAY!

Sun 29

A Colorful Thanks

Good morning Memory Box fans!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and some glorious summer weather to match.  The summer flowers in the garden are finally beginning to bloom and look and smell so wonderful.  Of course, I love me some color and today's card is definitely on the colorful side!

Thank you cloud

I've used the Thanks Cloud 98875 cut out of acetate and the word "Thanks" cut from watercolor paper using the same colors as the background.  I wanted to use the cloud but wanted the watercolored background (done with Twinkling H2Os) to show through.  The acetate was great as it gave the texture and shape to the design.  Just a little tip:  You don't have to "buy" acetate separately from the store---I saved my inserts from the loads of stamp sets I've purchased over the years and voila...usable acetate!

Thank you cloud 2

I embossed the stamp Meadow Flowers with white embossing powder prior to watercoloring so a resisted effect was created.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sat 28

Summer Bike Ride


Memory Box Vintage Bicycle-Memory Box Designer Stencils-Memory Box Cosmic Stars-dies-stenciis-bikes-stars-Jean Okimoto

Hope you're having a great weekend - here's another summer card design for you.  Jean Okimoto here - let's get started...

Memory Box Products

  • Cosmic Star Set Die 98464
  • Vintage Bicycle Die 984845 
  • Metal Adapter Plate       
  • Star Flash Designer Stencil 88542
  • Solo Stars Designer Stencil 88565
  • Graphite Cardstock    
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Kraft Envelope

The big blue star from the Solo Stars Designer Stencil is stenciled with Danube Blue Memento Luxe and heat-embossed over the dry-embossed Star Flash background.  Add some diecut red and blue felt stars for texture and dimension.  The Vintage Bicycle adds a fun contrast to the contemporary backdrop of stars.

Speaking of stars...Big Thanks to design star Donna Mikasa for reminding me about diecutting with felt...on a warm summer day, when felt is not quite at the top of my list of go-to supplies.    It's so easy to cut, adds great dimension and comes in beautiful colors!

New classes at Impress start this week - on Friday, the 4th of July!  We'll be using some NEW Memory Box and Poppystamps designs in the Summer in Seattle class.  They're so new I'll be posting the samples in a few days.  Hope you can join us.

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for additional details and instructions for today's card - and a few more!




Sat 28

Butterflies by Starlight


Can you believe it's almost July?  Jean Okimoto here with some patriotic summer celebration ideas for you today.   Stencil a simple vellum candle wrap - and fill Butterfly Favor Boxes with sweet treats for everyone.  It's quick, easy - and sure to turn any party into an event!

Memory Box Products

  • Butterfly Favor Box Die 98771
  • Swirl Butterfly Die 98894
  • Solo Stars Designer Stencil 88565
  • Star Dust Designer Stencil 88573
  • Blueberry Signature Prints - Moroccan and Dots
  • Cranberry Signature Prints - Dots, Gingham and Distressed Dots
  • Parchment Cardstock
  • Blueberry Cardstock
  • Cranberry Cardstock

Diecut Butterfly Favor Boxes and crease them along the scorelines.  Carefully snip halfway down the center of one butterfly - and halfway up the center of the other butterfly - using the scorelines as a guide. Assemble the boxes, then interlock the slotted sections.  Diecut and attach Swirl Butterfly overlays from Parchment, Cranberry and Blueberry Cardstock.

Cut a piece of vellum to fit around a battery-operated candle, plus a 1/2" overlap.  Stencil Star Show in the center with Versamark.  Emboss it with detail white powder.  Stencil and emboss Star Dust on the left side of Star Show. Clean the stencil, flip it over and stencil and emboss Star Dust on the right side of Star Show.

Get the most out of your Memory Box products and add a special touch to your summer parties, picnics and barbeques!

Thanks for visiting...hope you'll stop by again this evening for another summer project.


Fri 27

Baby card

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today with my simple baby card.


The butterfly was a leftover from the die cutting with a Blissful Butterfly Border (98878) and just fitted the top of the mobile perfectly.

The blue stripes pattern is a fabric, so in real life the card has a nice soft texture as well.

Memory Box Dies used:

baby script (98866)

Precious Mobile (98760)

Blissful Butterfly Border (98878)


DS-Pool (77909)

See you soon





Thu 26

Midas Touch


Sometimes you have to go back to your roots to make a CAS card. Do you remember when you first learned to emboss? Remember the magic? The moment when the powder heated and raised?  It was amazing! It is what sucked many of us in to stamping.

Today's card is back to basics with gold embossing. I sponged the pattern lanthenay stencil with a versmark pad on my base card. I then heat embossed it in gold. I foam mounted the sentiment pice that I cut using the solid arch background die. Only I didn't cut it all the way through. I only cut it enough to create the curve panel that is so trendy these days.

This makes a great wedding or anniversary card.

Thanks for taking a look today.


Wed 25

Beautiful Butterflies Card!

Hello everyone!

Here is a card one of our teachers Julia from The Stamp Addict in San Diego will be teaching in her upcoming July Cuttlebug classes. She will be using all the new (and a few older favorite) dies from Memory Box! Give us a call if you would like to attend.


Julia Butterfly


I love the elegant look of this card and the classic black and white with a touch of grey added in...a great card for any occasion. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


Wed 25

Golf Cart Card

Golfcart card

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a quick and easy masculine card featuring the Mini Golf Carts die. I used patterned paper to look like Washi Tape banners and the Mesh stencil to create the background of my card.

Memory Box Products Used:

  • Mini Golf Cart Die #98887
  • Mesh Stencil #88517
  • Wishing You Combo Stamp #B1853
  • Licorice, Kraft and White Cardstock
  • Patterned Papers- Currant Dot, Licorice Dot and Licorice Gingham

Have a great day!


Tue 24

Sweet Cherries

Good Morning!  It's that time of year when the birdies in my yard build nests in all of our fruit trees and wait for the fruit to ripen.  This year they are using my new cocoa liners of my hanging baskets making things a bit messy but they are getting excited for their reward to come.  This card reminds me of how Happy the they will all be when they are reaping their rewards.

I used quite a few Dies for this one.  Dies used are the new Sweet and Sour Cherries - 98989 and new Wicker Panel - 98984 also used are the Gold Finch - 98756, Woodland Branch - 98187 and the Happy Cloud - 98893.  The Cherries and the Happy were cut from cardstock and then colored with Clear Glaze Pen.  The Wicker Panel was cut from Kraft paper and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Hope you like it.

Thank you so much for stopping by hope your having a great day!