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Tue 21

Blog Blitz: Merry Christmas x Two!

Welcome to Day Two of the Memory Box Blog Blitz for the second half of the 2014 Holiday release!

The blitz extends through Friday with two posts per day. You have until 11:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 26th, to leave comments, from which winners will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday, October 27th.

I made two cards because I'm so enjoying the Woodland Tree Silhouette die. The first card was originally made for my guest designer spot at Simon Says Stamp last week, but then I found out they didn't have the Merry Christmas to All die in stock, so I had to change things up a bit.

So, for your viewing pleasure, I give you my original Merry Christmas in silver (even though in this light it looks green - see the second picture for its true color):

Silver Merry Christmas: Cardstock: 110 lb (Neenah), wine and silver shimmer; Dies: Woodland Tree Silhouette, Merry Christmas to All, Alphabet Soup, Resting Birds (Memory Box); Stencil: Winter Tiny Snowflakes (Memory Box); Inks: Silvery Shimmer Delicata, Silver Encore Ultimate Metallic (Imagine Crafts); Gems (Mark Richards); Other: foam dimensional squares; Tools: Ink Blusher sponges (Imagine Crafts)


10-09-14 MB for SSS 7

And Merry Christmas in lilac (again, the lighting is much better for picture number 2):

Lilac Merry Christmas: Cardstock: 110 lb (Neenah), shimmer, "mirror"; Dies: Woodland Tree Silhouette, Merry Christmas to All, Alphabet Soup, Precious Ornaments, Ho Ho Holly Leaves (Memory Box); Pearls (Reflections); Sequins (Cartwright)


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  1. Make 4.25" x 5.5" card base with horizontal fold.
  2. For silver card: adhere card to craft mat with low-tack tape; repeat with Winter Tiny Snowflakes stencil; pounce with ink and heat set. For lilac card: adhere patterned paper to card front.
  3. Die cut Woodland Tree Silhouette and adhere.
  4. Die cut letters from Alphabet Soup and snip "Christmas" from Merry Christmas to All; adhere to bottom of card.
  5. For silver card: die cut birds and adhere with dimensional tape. For lilac card: die cut and adhere ornament and holly leaves.
  6. For silver card: adhere gems. For lilac card: adhere sequins and pearls.
  • If you don't have silver shimmer cardstock, apply Delicata Shimmery Silver ink directly to the paper and heat set - it's identical to shimmer paper.
  • Use the tips of your detail scissors to cut out words to stretch your dies' versatility! ("Christmas" was snipped from the rest of the die cut below.)


Don't forget we're having two posts per day (check back later today to see what amazing project our Pam's devised). AND don't forget to leave comments on the designer posts this week for a chance to win prizes.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!



Great cards! I love the sparkle and I love how you really stretched that sentiment die!

Gorgeous card here and this die is just awesome, and one of those you+´ll grab again and again for soo many kinds of cards.

Beautiful cards. I love the gorgeous silver tree. I really like how you have improvised with the sentiment. Thank you for the chance to win

Both cards are so lovely, and I especially like the simplicity of the single shining ornament hanging from the tree limb!!

Love that lavender!

I like the idea of the ornament dangling from the tree. So simple yet elegant. I'm going to try this, thank you for sharing this. :)

Very pretty using the ornament hanging from the tree.
Like the use of lilac cs with shimmer paper. Nice.

Love the card with the birds in the tree.

Two beautiful cards, love this tree die!

love how you used just part of that die for the sentiment! duh! but i never would have thought of that!

Love the cards, so beautiful and serene! Love the technique that you used to make shimmer cardstock too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sparkle is always good. Thanks for the two ideas!

Beautiful, elegant and I love the simplicity of these cards.

Fabulous projects, thanks for the inspiration!

My eyes just popped out of my head!! LOVE both of these!! The silver one is timeless and the lavender one is so pretty!! LOVELOVELOVE the Woodland Tree Die!
I am always snipping apart my die cuts to get certain parts of them. Might as well get as much bang for my buck as I can! TFS!

WOW! Very effective. Gorgeous silvery forests. Who wouldn't love that. Thanks for the tips, too.

Beautiful cards!!

I really want that tree frame die. Love what you created with it. So pretty and sparkly

What a great image. I love the colors, too.

I love this card and I want this die!!

Every year my family puts out Christmas Wish Lists for our Secret Santa. I was just going through all the dies and stamps to compile a list. My list is certainly getting long. I hope he has a large sack.

I bought the woodland tree die this afternoon with no ideas at all on how i would use it. Googled it this evening and love these two cards, gonna get going on them right away!

This woodland die looks like a must have Would love to win,

Sudden sharp intake of breath. Then Ooooooooh, I love that die. The cards are awesome.

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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