56 posts categorized "2015 Winter Collection"


Sun 13

Merry Christmoose
by Penny


Hello Memory Box friends...Penny here today. I absolutely love Blue Christmas cards, and isn't it convenient that Blue is the perfect color for shadows in snowdrifts?!? This card is really simple to make so just follow along:

Start with White card stock cut 4.25 x 10 1/2 inches, fold in half for a base card.

Cut White card stock 4 x 5.50 inches. Flick Masking Fluid across this panel, let dry. Tear a piece of printer paper into a snowdrift shape to use as a mask. Starting near the top with your snowdrift mask, begin swiping Ranger Stormy Sky ink onto white panel. Move the snowdrift mask and continue adding swipes of ink until you are happy.

Darken the top of the card by inking with Ranger Sapphire.

Stamp the trees with Simon Says Stamp Caribbean Blue ink. Rub off the Masking Fluid to reveal the "snow". 

Stamp sentiment using Imagine Crafts VersaFine Majestic Blue ink. Using a White Gel Pen, go around the sentiment to highlight.


Wrap twine around card front and adhere to base card.

Stamp, die cut and color adorable Moose...don't forget to add his scarf and adhere over twine with foam adhesive. Add a few Sparkling sequins for fun.


I believe some Christmas cards should be fun and some sentimental...today you got fun!

We would love to see the cards you are making with the Moose Crossing stamp set on our Facebook page.

Have a wonderful crafty day,




Fri 11

Hoppy Holiday Serenade
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I bring you a cute frog couple singing Christmas Carols in a snowy scene.  The boy frog is all dolled up with his red velvet bowtie and doing his best to dazzle the girl froggie who has a stylish wintery scarf.  This froggie serenade card was too much fun to design.  I love to make elegant Christmas cards but this one is for the young and young-at-heart. 

Hoppy Serenade-J Griffiths

This begins as a white top fold note card with the Beaded Background navy blue panel overlay.  The white notecard peeking through the overlay gives the appearance of snow falling and it's one of my favorite Memory Box dies.  I cut 2 snow drifts and flipped one to curve the opposite way.

 I love the die sets which coordinate with their respective stamp sets...and the way the dies leave a margin around the design.

 Take a good look at these parings---there are several "accessory" pieces like the bowtie, music notes, trees and of course sentiments included in both sets.  This card shows the froggies in a holiday setting but it can be used for everyday cards---the lilypad, lotus flowers and birthday sentiment make this a very versatile set.  

Serenade detail J Griffiths

I hope that blue and white gift box contains something sparkly from Tiffany & Co.  A girl froggie can always hope.

Happy Friday! Jennysig


Wed 09

Snowflakes and Ink Blending
by Lindsay A.

Hello Memory Box fans!

Lindsay here, sharing a couple of Holiday cards to inspire you with! One of my favorite products is the large card font size dies. They take the design guess work out of your projects! With a splash of color, and a cover die, you have a simple, yet full impact card!


For my first card, I chose the fabulous Scattered Snowflake Frame, and die cut it from a piece of white card stock. To get a clean cut, make sure you have a shim to place in between your platform, and cutting plate for added pressure. Once that was die cut, I sat it aside and worked on my ink blended piece.  


I took a piece of water color card stock, and cut it down to my card front size. I chose water color paper because ink blends smoothly over it without a lot of sponge marks. Give it a try! Blending two different aqua Distress inks, I then flicked some water onto the panel, and, using a paper towel, blotted it off. These inks react with water, and so I am able to achieve this effect easily.


Once I adhered the panel to my card base, I added my snowflake frame over it, and attached the beautiful Merry script die cut. I die cut multiple layers, and adhered those together to get a thicker piece, almost like chipboard. I added a bit of glitter to it for added interest.

For my next card, I used the same techniques, with different products.


I used Distress Inks again, this time in colors that looked like a night sky. When I had finished with the ink blending, I flicked on white paint, and allowed it to dry.


I then die cut the Holly Jolly Frame from white card stock, and adhered it over my panel.


To finish it, I took the Brightly Shining Wood block stamp, and white heat embossed it onto a piece of black card stock. I adhered it with a piece of foam tape, and that finished the card!

I hope you were inspired today, to try a bit of ink blending and using those large intricate dies for your next masterpiece. Thanks so much for joining me today! Have a great day.




Mon 07

Mix It Up!
by Anne Thompson

Cookie Swap season is upon us.  I'm not much of a cookie baker.  In fact, I've been known to purchase cookies from a local bakery and wrap them up prettily for exchanging with friends.  I've got lots and lots of cookbooks and magazines dedicated to Christmas cookies and I love reading the recipes and looking at the pictures.  I did buy a new cookie sheet recently so this may be the year that I actually try baking my own!  I really would rather spend time out of the kitchen and in my craft room working on how I will package up said cookies.

Last week a friend showed me an easy way to make my own gift bags and all week I've been making bags and experimenting to make bags of varying dimensions.  (If you want to try making your own gift bags, there are lots of good tutorials and videos on-line.)  And I purchased some food-safe bags for wrapping up cookies or other yummy treats before tucking them into a made-by-me gift bag . 

And, of course, every bag needs a terrific tag--or two!


For the two tags:


  • white, brown, and shimmering blue cardstock and Blueberry Distressed Dots Paper
  • TAG YOU'RE IT SQUARES die set 30025
  • ALL MIXED UP dies 99258
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Close-up of the tiny tag:


Close-up of the larger tag:


So...the packaging is ready!  Now I have to figure out what goodies to put in it!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




Fri 04

Christmas Peace
by Shelby Thomas

Good morning all!  The Christmas season is upon us and with all of the craziness that comes with this time of year, I hope all of us can find some peace, or at least try!


Blue and silver is one of my favorite Christmas color combinations and so I went with these gorgeous colors for this design.  I used the O Christmas Tree stamp and inked it up with 2 different Hero Arts Shadow inks (Navy and Pool) for a little softer look. The A2 card base was cut with some brushed silver cardstock.


I die cut the word Peace and the Choir of Angels from the same cardstock as the card base.  I adhered the word Peace to vellum so it would be more prominent and noticeable in the design.  I used silver thread to add some more interest.  Just a tip...I found it easier to wrap the thread around my fingers (I used 4 for this design since it was wider) and place on my work space.  I then apply the vellum specific tape to the vellum and place it over top of the thread to adhere the thread to the vellum.  Thee last step is to then adhere the vellum/thread combo to the panel.


I added some ultra thick embossing powder (UTE) before placing the vellum and angels for the look of snow.  I think another gorgeous combination for this design would be with green and gold. 

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you have a marvelous weekend!




Wed 02

Flying Angel
by Penny


Hello friends...Penny here today with a bit of fun. When I received the Paper Angel die, I knew I wanted to make her dance in the wind. Having never made an interactive card, it was really quite easy after I did a little investigation on the big WWW.

Let me show you how:

Cut White card stock 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Cut another piece of White card stock 4.25 x 11 inches. With the two pieces together, die cut the Stitched Octagon.

Your machine will not cut the longest piece, but will leave an impression so you know exactly where the die needs to be placed and run through machine again.

With the long piece of White card stock, score and fold in half.

With the short Stitched Octagon panel, stencil with Starry Nights and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe in Pearl. Let dry. Add twine with bow and stamp sentiment using VersaFine Majestic Blue ink.

To make Angel: Put down several strips of double sided tape onto White card stock. Add fine White Glitter and burnish with finger. Die cut Paper Angel two times.

Cut a 9 inch piece of fine fishing line. Adhere front of Angel to back of Angel with the fishing centered in the middle. Let dry.


Assemble card by placing Angel and fishing line over base card and adhere with tape. Trim fishing line as needed. Add the front panel to base card so you have sandwiched the fishing line.


The little kiddos receiving this card are going to love that the Paper Angel is animated.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you found inspiration to try your own interactive card.

Happy crafting,




Tue 01

Dashing Through The Snow
by Marnie Bushmole

Good Morning!  We've experienced snow already it was pretty when it started like this floating around the trees.  I love the soft sound snow creates in the world it's as if everything is muffled!  Today I have created a soft card using some of my collected vintage sheet music.  Some of the sheet music I collect is to fragile to actually use or display it can then become part of a project so it can live on.  First used the Zippy Dots stencil randomly with Versamark ink and white embossing powder from Imagine Crafts.  Just sponge it randomly through the stencil, over a piece of vintage sheet music,  and add the embossing powder.  Once everything was heat set I layed down the Birch Landscape Stencil and used 2 colors of Pan Pastels, Ultramarine Blue Tint and Ultramarine Blue, over the stencil.  I kept checking for color intensity.   It had to be blue visible but still remain soft.  Finally I added the sheet music to a white card and cut a snow drift and the phrase Dashing Through The Snow from pearl paper with the Curved Dashing Die.  It is attached with foam tape for dimension.  The Midnight Blue solid twine finishes the project off. 

Hope everyone is having a Wonderful Tuesday.  You can find all of the Memory Box Products used on Memory Box Co. Website  or in the InLinkz below and a shopping guide for a store near you is just at the top of this blog.


Thank you so much for stopping by have a great day!



Sat 28

Bright & Colorful Ornaments
by Lindsay

Hi everyone!

Thanks for joining me today! Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the Christmas cards will be plentiful! Feast your eyes on these ornaments! Fun! Let me tell you how I did it!


 I first used the Studio Circle Layers to die cut multiple size circles from masking paper. I then took a panel of white card stock, and placed my mask onto it, and blending in different colors of ink. I repeated this three times to get three different colored ornaments! I then took the Sketchbook Peace die, and ran it through my panel, along with three pieces of black card stock. I layered all of those up, gluing them together, and adhering it back into the original panel.

I used the fun Ornament Caps and Hooks, and die cut those from gold and silver card stock, adhering them onto my panel.



Once I was finished, I adhered the panel to a black card base, and adhered a few black enamel dots.

Have you tried the inlaid die cutting technique? Give it a try! There are so many fabulous Memory Box dies to chose from! Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you have a great one!Lindsaysignature



Fri 27

Who Let the Dogs Out?
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello Crafty Friends,

How was your Thanksgiving? Are you recovering from your "turkey coma" like I am?  If you're reading this you are probably not hitting the Black Friday store deals and I'm glad you joined me right here. 

As a dog lover I have been planning this card since I first saw the set and dies in the new release.  These adorable pups are out enjoying the snow and they're decked out in their faux antlers, Santa hat and plaid sweater.  

Who Let the Dogs Out

 I colored the trees and dogs with colored pencils and a touch of Copic markers.  I used the curved die to create some snowy hills and added a touch of glitter on the edges.

Who Let the Dogs Out detail

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us it's Christmas full steam ahead and these little cuties are wishing you "happy howl-adays!"

 Happy Friday!Jennysig


Thu 26

Plush Bundled Snowman and the Season to Sparkle
by Jean Okimoto

P1280837'Tis the season to sparkle with a Plush Bundled Snowman from our Winter 2015 Collection.   Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today!  Jean Okimoto here...if you're not cooking, grab a plate of cookies or chocolates (or both!) and a warm drink and make a card with me.

P1280856I've seen some beautiful handstitched Plush Bundled Snowman projects - but we're taking it easy today, and just diecutting and glittering.  Anne Thompson's great no-sew Plush Dies post was my inspiration.


Cut the snowman from white cardstock.  Cut several strips from Scor-Tape sheets - make them about ¼" x 2".  Snip about ½ way thru the strips so they'll be flexible enough to attach along the edges of the snowman.  Attach the strips along the edges - snipped sides along the outer edges.

Cut one 3-½" and two  1-½" Studio Circle Layers from white cardstock and attach them behind the snowman to cover the holes.  Brush iridescent glitter onto the adhesive in the holes on the front of the snowman.  It's hard to see here, but the glitter outlines the snowman with a soft sparkle.  I love the Impress Sparkle Glitter - there's a lot of it, consistent with my Costco mentality of buying an eternal supply of anything pretty.  

Cut the hat from glossy black cardstock.  Trace around it on black cardstock.  Handcut it slightly smaller than the hat and attach it behind the hat, covering the holes.

Punch the eyes and back them with a scrap of black cardstock.  Attach adhesive label paper to orange felt and diecut the nose.  The paper stabilizes the felt and keeps any glue from soaking through.  Cut the scarf from red glittered craft foam and trim the pieces to make room for the snowflake and greeting.    Cut the Distressed Snowdrift Collage design from silver glittered craft foam.

Stamp Season to Sparkle on green cardstock with Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle and emboss it with detail clear powder.  It's a great color when black is too dark and brown is too...brown.

Attach the pieces to an A6 card (4-⅝" x 6-¼") of gray cardstock - attach the hat and greeting with foam dots.   Just to be safe - ask your favorite post office employee if extra postage is required because of the thickness.


Thanks for stopping by - enjoy the rest of the week - hope you have the day off tomorrow.  

See you at the Gift Tags to Go Class at Impress on Saturday - we'll make a simple portfolio and fill it with 10 colorful holiday tags for friends, family - and your favorite pup(s)!