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Merry and Bright Holidays


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Hi – hope you’re enjoying our Holiday Collection Stamps Blog Blitz this week!  Jean Okimoto here today, with a bright, contemporary card for you.

I love the great typestyles that Dave has chosen for the new Merry Background stamp.  The stamp is perfectly proportioned for an A-2 card – or you can cut it into smaller pieces for tags and greetings inside the card.

Memory Box Products

  • NEW Merry Background Stamp G1998
  • NEW Merry and Bright Combo Stamp  B2005 (there’s a star attached to the side)
  • Holly Berry Cardstock
  • Key Lime Notecard and Envelope

Imagine Crafts Inkpads

  • VersaFine Onyx Black
  • Memento Luxe Pear Tart, Pistachio, Espresso Truffle and Love Letter       
  • Brilliance PearlescentThyme 

Stamp the background on white cardstock with Onyx Black and emboss it with detail black powder.  Daub Pear Tart, Pistachio, Pearlescent Thyme and Love Letter onto the words.  Heat-set the inks.

Stamp the greeting on Holly Berry Cardstock with Espresso Truffle and emboss it with detail clear powder. 

Diecut the trees from watercolor paper – attach three of them with foam dots.  Attach everything to a Key Lime Notecard.  Add some pale gold sequins.  Coordinate the card with a Key Lime Envelope.

Big Thanks to everyone who took last weekend’s Summer in Seattle class at Impress!  Hope you liked the techniques and new products featured in class that day.  


Want a chance to win the Merry Background stamp?  Just enter a comment here – the entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on July  20th.  The winner will be announced on July 21st.

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Love the colours you used. So happy and bright. Love the fonts. A fabulous background stamp

These colors really pop!! They seem to be taking us out of the traditional color box.

Beautiful colors, love the background stamp!

Great card! I love that you used different colors of ink in the background stamp. Very nice look.

What a great idea to black emboss the sentiment. The words now pop off the paper.

Fantastic background stamp. Your color choices are so fun and colorful.

What a fun background! I love the different colors on the sentiments!

Love this Merry background stamp and it would be great to own it!!

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! Such a HAPPY Holiday Card!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Yes, I'd love the chance to win this Merry bg stamp! So versatile for the holidays!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Great card. Love the background stamp.

Great card, thanks for the chance to win!

Love the card Jean. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

Obviously the odd person out here, but I hate the idea of Christmas in July (or anytime before November)! Look forward to looking at the stamps in October/November when the Christmas season is around the corner!

Simple, understated, effective - I like it.

Love the graphic look of this card, thanks for sharing your idea!

Carol B

What a great card, really bright and festive, just right for the season. Great job.

Great card! The Merry Background stamp looks awesome embossed in black!

Cute card! What a great stamp.

This is one fun background stamp - love those fonts!

Interesting color choices, but I really like the background stamp.

I really liked the trees on this card!

Love that cool background stamp! Looks great.

Super card !!! Love how you can do so much with these MB background stamps and dies !

A versatile stamp and so happy! Would love to plan some cards around it!

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