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Tue 30

Pinecone Card

Photo 1

Hello Everybody,

Today, I have a Christmas card which features a few new dies from the new Holiday release. I love the new Pinecone Frame and Forest Pine Branch dies.  I can picture many future cards using these. I also used the new Texture Splatter Spray stencil.  As soon as I saw this stencil I thought of snow. It worked wonderfully with texture paste for my card. I die cut the branch three times and cut it to size to fit the card. After everything was glued down I applied my texture paste through the stencil.

Photo 2

Memory Box Products used:

  • Pinecone Frame Die #98971
  • Forest Pine Branch Die #98909
  • Joy Script Die #98641
  • Texture Splatter Spray Stencil #88585
  • Kraft, Parchment,Cranberry, Juniper and Vanilla Bean Distressed Dot Cardstock

I hope this inspires you to begin making those Christmas Cards!

Have a great day!


Tue 30

Twilight snowfall


Hi everyone! Time for a new series. This one is a wee bit different. I will see if you figure it out. 

Today's card features a great snowfall stamp- called what else but snowfall.  I stamped it on blue card stock and embossed it with sparkle powder by Imagine CraftsI added the trees and embossed them with white powder from Imagine Crafts

The sentiment was stamped with MementoLuxe teal zeal ink and embossed in clear.



Stay tune for the next creation in this new card series!


Mon 29

"Let your heart be light"




  • white notecard and envelope
  • Stencil:  Raindrops No. 88577
  • Stamp:  Let your heart Combo B2006
  • Stamp:  Wildberry Branch G2015


  • Memento Ink Bahama Blue
  • VersaMagic Ink Sea Breeze
  • Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy Ink
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • fingertip dauber
  • Jumbo Dauber
  • Memento Pen Pistachio
  • Memento Pen Olive Grove 


 I used an oversized post-it note placed at an angle to mask the right side of the card before using the Raindrops stencil with the fingertip dauber and Bahama Blue ink.  I then masked the raindrops using the same post-it note, stamped the Wildberry Branch in Pearlescent Ivy, and used the fingertip dauber and Bahama Blue ink again to darken the "line" between the two designs.  I then used the Jumbo Dauber and the Sea Breeze ink to add a softer background under the branch.  After stamping the sentiment in Onyx Black and coloring the leaves with the Memento pens, I added soft blue pearls to all of the berries.


 A few stenciled Raindrops on the envelope and this card is ready to go!  I think this design might work as a get well or sympathy card.

Try creating your own angled cards using a combination of stencils and stamps!

Happy Crafting!

Sun 28

Ghostly Halloween

Good morning everyone!  Did you know there are only 12 weekends until Christmas?  Eeeks.  But let us not forget Halloween which is just about a month away:)


I had some fun combining dies, stamps and some Copics.  The stamp, Bramble Sunrise, was stamped with Versamark on vellum and then embossed with detail black embossing powder.  The back of the vellum was colored with Copic markers and blended together with rubbing alcohol.


The other Memory Box products used are:


Ghost Trio 98367

Flying Bats 99037

Rounded Fence 98287

Thanks for swinging by today and hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful.




Sat 27

Classic colors for Christmas

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today with my newest Christmas card, as always lots of little bits and pieces here, many textures and dimension, hope you will enjoy it!



What can I say? Pine Needle Border (98467) became really my fav die out of this christmas-themed season release, i use dit like hundred times already, love love it!

and some close up:


Memory Box products used:

  • Pine Needle Border (98467)
  • Twirling Snowflake (98932)


Have  a great weekend everyone!


Fri 26

Joyful Snowflake Sprig

'Morning Crafty Friends!

Hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend too.  

Today my card-share is what I call the "Joyful Snowflake Sprig". It's a combination of a stenciled background, beautiful Memory Box die cuts and an embossed sentiment.  


For the background I selected the Chic Chevron Stencil and inked it onto black card stock with Tsukineko's beautiful Delicata pigment ink in Silvery Shimmer from Imagine Crafts. The Delicata metallic ink will not tarnish and dries in minutes.  It's easy to apply to the stencil with their Jumbo Dauber and look at the sharp and crisp inked lines. No seeping or smudging.

I die cut the Snowflake Sprig twice, using just the upper portion of the second sprig to add fullness and extend the arch. Both sprigs were cut from white cardstock, while the snowflakes were left white, the remainder was colored using various green markers.

I had some beautiful red velvet paper in my stash and made use of it on the Poinsettia Bloom Trio.  This was one of those times I was happy that I saved my small scraps! I added a little yellow colored pencil on the centers of the white bloom and some gold domes for the pollen.  FYI, in case you want to know these things, here are 10 interesting facts about poinsettias: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/poinsettia/facts.cfm 

Now, just add the Joyful sentiment stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White, heat embossed in white then some pearls and gemstones--Ta Da!  Easy and a little elegant at the same time.  


I won't give you the countdown to Christmas---letting others do that task, but let's just say, it's not too early to start those cards ladies and gentlemen.  Hope you get in some crafting time this weekend!

Happy Friday!


Thu 25

Sweet Candy Canes


Good Morning how is everyone today? It's Marnie here with a FUN Christmas Card using the Sweet Candy Canes 98913 with shimmery red candy stripes.  The finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" a standard A2 card.
The first step is to cut the Candy Canes, out of white cardstock and then out of the red shimmer paper.  With detail scissors cut little strips of the red shimmer candy canes adhere to the white. If you like you can cut the strips on an angle for a more authentic Candy Cane look.  Don't forget to add the Ornament Hooks and Caps 98958  to turn the candy canes into ornaments.  I have glass ornaments that look like these on my tree every year they are some of my most treasured decorations to put on the tree.
The sentiments are Christmas from the Grand Merry Christmas 98938 the part that pops out and wishes is cut individually from Alphabet Soup 98795 with the black mirror card. The Christmas fits just perfect across and A2 card no matter which way you set up your card Landscape or Portrait and you can make another card with the remaining piece.
The entire card is done with just a bit of cutting and gluing.  The Bluebird Distress Dots with Christmas red is my favorite color combination for the Winter Holidays, I know again.  So the Bluebird Distressed Dots became my background and for an accent I have added some black mirror card tuxedo stripes.  The entire thing is mounted on a red card base.  They are almost yummy enough to eat don't you think?  
I hope you like it. Hope you have a Wonderful Day Today.  Thank You for stopping by.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for another Stunning project from Jenny. 


Wed 24

Tis the Season



Hello – Jean Okimoto here today - double-dipping with two projects for you...

Memory Box Products

  • Mesh Designer Stencil 88517
  • Small Word Pop Straight Die 99054
  • Tinsel Ropes Die 98851
  • Tis the Season Combo Stamp B2014 (there’s a tiny holly sprig attached to the side)
  • Juniper Notecard       
  • Juniper Envelope
  • Thistle Notecard (for stamping)

Imagine Crafts Inkpads

  • Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Pigment Inkpad      
  • Memento Luxe Love Letter Pigment Inkpad

Stencil the Mesh background with Wedding Dress and emboss it with detail white powder. 

Stamp the greeting with Love Letter and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut the bottom with the Small Word Pop Straight Die, then trim the other sides.  Round the corners.  Attach it to the background with foam dots. 

Diecut Tinsel Ropes from red mirror cardstock. Attach them to the background - use a tiny foam dot to attach the big starburst on the right side.  Attach the deer brads – found them at Impress – they’re great with the word pop dies!  Attach light gold sequins.  Coordinate the card with a matching Juniper Envelope.

Ready for a quick switch from holiday cards?  Journey Collage and the Beautiful Balloon are a perfect pair, combined with the great wine country colors of the Vineyard Kaleidacolor Inkpad.


Memory Box Products

  • Beautiful Balloon Die 98854
  • Journey Collage Stamp G1733
  • Honeycomb Designer Stencil 88521

Imagine Crafts Inkpads

  • Vineyard Kaleidacolor
  • Electric Purple Radiant Neons
  • Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly, Pear Tart and Flannel Gray Memento Dye Inkpads

Spritz watercolor paper with water.  Press an acrylic block (about 3" x 4") onto the Vineyard inkpad, then spritz the inks with water.  Allow the colors to blend for a few seconds, then press the diluted inks onto the damp watercolor paper.  If there are any un-inked areas, lift the block - with the paper attached to it - and press the paper against the block to push the inks around and fill the uninked sections.  Dry the ink with a heat-tool.

Stencil Honeycomb with Electric Purple and dry the ink.  Stamp Journey Collage with Tuxedo Black and dry the ink.  Trim the paper and ink the edges with Grape Jelly.  Attach it to a top-folded 4.25" x 5.5" card of textured white cardstock.

Cut Beautiful Balloon from watercolor paper.  Leave the diecut in the die and stencil it with Pear Tart and highlight the edges of each section with Flannel Gray.  Attach it to the background with foam dots.  Add green and violet sequins.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you'll be back again tomorrow.  Marnie's posting a project - it'll be a great one!



Tue 23

White Christmas

Hey, there, Stampin' Sistahs!

Today's card features two new dies, one of our most popular dies from the past, and a new Christmas sentiment. I apologize for the photo; the embossing powder is actually a deep, silvery grey but the sunlight streaming through the window has washed it out.


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Memory Box dies (Country Landscape, Frosted Pine Tree, Frosted Spruce Tree) and stamp (Merry Christmas); Cardstock: Neenah 110 lb Solar White; Ranger Embossing Ink, Platinum EP, and Diamond Stickles; Other: foam dimensional squares


  1. Make a 4.25" x 5.5" card base.
  2. Cut a 4.25" x 5.5" panel and stamp sentiment with embossing ink.
  3. Apply embossing powder and heat set.
  4. Die cut Country Landscape from matching cardstock and adhere to front panel.
  5. Apply Stickles to Country Landscape and spread out with your finger; set aside to dry. 
  6. Die cut the trees and apply Stickles; set aside to dry.
  7. Once dry, cut panel with Countryside Landscape to 4" x 5.25" and adhere to card front with foam dimensional squares.
  8. Once dry, adhere trees to lanscape with foam dimensional squares. 
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!


P.S. Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what delights our Jean's put together for you!   

Mon 22

Noel Tiles!

Hello from California!

We have a teacher here at The Stamp Addict in San Diego who is going to be teaching a holiday card class in on Oct. 28 and again on Nov. 9 featuring Memory Box dies on each of the cards. When Annelvira showed me the board for the class I fell in love with the card she made using the Noel Tiles die and asked if I could showcase it here on the blog. She said yes so here it is, I hope you love it also!


Remember if you are going to be in the area, just give us a call to reserve a seat in the class, we would love to meet you in person!