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35 posts from December 2014

Wed 31

Happy New Year by Bibiana


Hello Dear Memory Box Fans...


Here Bibiana

wishing you a fabulous New Year...

Moon new year front

If you could not finish sending cards over Christmas to everybody,
or if you are not religious

"New Years'" cards are  an excellent way to say hello
and wish your friends a good year!


Here are some of the suplies used for this card

Moon new year supplies

You still have time to include those left aside people from your list
and wish them the best for a New Year...
You have time until the 15th!


Moon new year last


Many cultures believe that anything given on New Year, in the shape of a ring is good luck, because it symbolizes "coming full circle".
Want to see a card using a wreath for New year?

Visit the Spanish blog: "A crear se dijo!"

and did you know that In Spain and Spanish speaking countries it is a ritual on New year's eve to eat twelve grapes at midnight and have 12 sprigs of wheat inserted on a glass of rice, sugar and some coins?
The tradition is meant to secure twelve happy months in the coming year with food, money and prosperity


And at the French blog : "Un brin De Créativité"


I have a third card for your inspiration as well...
remember to use "Google translate" if your language skills are rusty!!! :)


Thank you for the visit...

and for your comments

wishing you a wonderful 2015!!!

SUPPLIES: tinsel ropes: star flourish; large parker deluxe number set; donnington tendril



Wed 31

It's All About Love


Can you believe it's already the end of the year?  We hope we've inspired you with our products and designs and look forward to sharing more ideas with you throughout 2015.  Thanks for your support and creativity!

Jean Okimoto here, with a Valentine design featuring several of my favorite Memory Box products. Our 2015 release will be revealed in a few days - we know you'll love it as much as we do!  Till then, re-discover some "old" favorites like these...


Memory Box Products

  • Grand Heart Die 98254
  • Mini Heart Collection Die 98763
  • Love Script Die 98639
  • Large Cattails Stamp G2020
  • Cherry Blossom Notecard
  • Cherry Blossom Envelope

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Memento Luxe Pigment Inkpads - Angel Pink, Gray Flannel
  • Dauber

Stamp Large Cattails with Gray Flannel and emboss it with clear powder.  Diecut a Grand Heart stencil and ink the background with Angel Pink.  Heat-set the ink.  

Attach adhesive label paper to fuchsia and orange felt and diecut Mini Heart Collection.  Cut Mini Heart Collection again from pink glittered craft foam.  Cut Love Script from gold mirror cardstock.  Assemble the card and add clear pink sequins.  

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for more details and designs.

I have some great new classes scheduled at Impress.  Our designs will feature the latest,  greatest products from Memory Box and Poppystamps - and Open Studio, a brand-new line of Memory Box dies!  Here's a quick list:

  • LOVE...Simply Stated - January 11 and 18
  • Beyond the Box - January 24 and February 1
  • Many Thanks - February 14 and 22
  • Birthdays Happen - February 8 and 16
  • Splish, Splash - It's Spring! - March 8 (University Village) and 14 (Tukwila)
  • Simply Asian - March 28 and April 2

Please save the dates for more classes at Rubber Stamp Fantasy in Marietta, GA on February 27 and 28.  Can't wait to see Debbie, Gary and everyone there again - class details will be posted soon.

Thanks for taking all of my classes, for visiting the blog and sharing your comments - today, and throughout the past year.  I appreciate your support and look forward to sharing many more new ideas, techniques and designs with you in 2015!









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!


Tue 30

So long, farewell.........

It's time to goodbye to all of my Memory Box friends. I have sadly resigned from the MB team.

For my last post, I want to share a few of my favorite creations from the past year.


















Thanks for all the kind comments over the past year. I am wishing all of you creative times with inky  fingers!


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:)


Mon 29

Ringing in the New Year

New Year Greetings!!!These cards were an exercise in how to use a die that was too big for the small scraps of paper I had.  I decided I wanted to go with the theme of ringing in the new year.  The only bells I had were the Gleaming Bells die no. 98949.  The silver mirror paper I wanted to use was cut to bookmark size.  So I ran the bells through the die cutting machine three times and then cobbled them together with glue dots to get the look I was after.  Don't be afraid to cut apart your die cuts and rearrange them to fit your card design!

These are the dies I used:


I used black cardstock and silver mirror paper and Dove Gray notecards.

And these are the finished cards:



I just love the Party Music coming out of the bell...I just tucked the G Clef end of the music staff into the bell and taped it in place on the back.  

My hope for you in the New Year is that you have plenty of time to create and lots of Memory Box dies, stencils and stamps to play with (as well as Poppystamps and Open Studio products, too)!

Happy Crafting!

Sat 27

Spritzy-Quick Thanks



Ever have a day when the computer keeps 'ringing' and the cursor takes on a life of its own?

Hi - Jean Okimoto here - with a shimmery, spritzy quick thank you card today...

 Memory Box Products

  • Pavilia Bloom Background Die 98899
  • Pavilia Bloom Outline Die 98888
  • Cherry Blossom Die 98316 
  • Thanks Cloud Die 98875
  • Peony and Bubblegum Notecards
  • Peony Envelope
  • Honeycomb Designer Stencil (no longer available from Memory Box, but may be available through Retailers)

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Fireworks! Spritzers - Dandelion, Tangelo, Lilac Posies
  • Craft Mat
  • Delicata Golden Glitz Inkpad
  • Dauber

Cut a strip from a Bubblegum Notecard and spritz it with Dandelion, Tangelo and Lilac Posies.  Dry the ink, then stencil Honeycomb with Golden Glitz.

Cut the Pavilia Blooms from Peony.  Cut the center from Cherry Blossom set and Thanks Cloud from gold mirror cardstock.  Attach everything to a Bubblegum Notecard, add some sequins...and that's it!

If you can't find the Honeycomb stencil - here are a few others that would also be great for this design:

  • Mesh 88517
  • Distressed Grid 88531
  • Mini Dots 88533
  • Tessatina 88516


Please visit our Ideas Gallery for more details and designs.  

Thanks for visiting!


Sat 27

New Year's Greetings




Need a quick New Year's card?  Here's an idea - diecut a trio of posies and use them 'as-is,' without spiraling them into little flowers.  It's a design that would also be great for a birthday, promotion or graduation card.  Jean Okimoto here this busy, wintery weekend - let's get started on this quick card.


Memory Box Products

  • Scalloped Posie Die 98269
  • Small Pinwheel Posie Die 98271
  • Parker Number Dies Set 98365
  • Tinsel Ropes Die 98851
  • Dove Gray Notecard
  • Key Lime Envelope

Cut the posies from gold mirror, lime and teal silk cardstock.  The teal looks very blue here  - but trust me, it's teal.  Cut the numbers from silver glittered craft foam.

Cut Tinsel Ropes from gold mirror cardstock and trim then into individuial 'starbursts.'

Attach everything to a Dove Gray Notecard. Coordinate your card with a matching Key Lime Envelope.


 Thanks for stopping by during your busy weekend.  Hope you'll return for another card this evening.  



Fri 26

Valentine Duo

Hello Everyone!

I know Christmas was just yesterday, but it is not too soon to be planning for Valentine's Day! Here is a card and gift box set class that will be offered at our store The Stamp Addict here in San Diego, CA. on January 13th...you get to learn and make both for $5 so if you happen to be in the area give us a call to reserve a seat!



Both use the Floral Heart Die and the Card also uses the Precious Hearts Die. Bling them both us and add a few accent flowers for dimension and voila! A wonderful set ready for your special sweetie!

I hope to see you in class!


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.