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39 posts from January 2015

Fri 30

Fairyland Butterflies

Good Morning Crafty Friends~

Ready for the weekend?  Before it starts, I have this colorful Fairyland Butterflies card to share with you.  When I saw the new 2015 collection for the first time, this die stood out as my definite favorite.

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The front of the white note card is die cut with the Fairyland Butterflies die, backed with blue patterned paper, fitted and layered with the same die from black paper, then cut along the right side of the butterfies giving it a "cut lace" effect.  

 Bluebird Distressed Dot paper is adhered inside of the card and will be embellished also.  When the card is closed you might not notice the cut edges because it lays over the blue patterned paper.  When opened, the front of the card looks like this:

Fairyland Butterflies-cut edge

Now, I'm not going to fib, the paper piecing on this card took some time and careful tweezer action.  Each piece of colored cardstock on the butterflies was inlaid into the black outline.  Sometimes I'm in the mood to create an intricate card like this one and enjoy the process.

 To make a quicker card, simply back the butterflies with a single color of patterned paper which will show through the delicate die cut openings as in this version: (you will still need to create the 'cut lace' effect by cutting around the right side of the butterflies)

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  The inside of the card features the Surely Stitched Circle, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio, Cascade Butterfly Trio and the Hello Script die.  When adhering the "hello" die inside, I was careful to line it up with the butterflies on the front of the card, making sure it would be out of sight when the card was closed.

Fairyland Butterfly-Inside

I hope you enjoyed this card and find some time this weekend to create a card or two.  Thanks for stopping by~

Happy Friday!


Thu 29

Floral card

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I ahve another pretty floral card for you today. Love that tiffany color, with white and kraft it looks even better as for me... The delicacy of Memory Box dies are just perfet touches for this card.

When playing with your dies just don't forget to add layers, this little bit of 3D effect can really give you a wow factor:)


Memory Box dies used:

  • Shrewsbury Stem (99106)
  • Leafy Border (98628)





Have a lovely day,


Wed 28

Cherub Hearts and the Tanglewood Frame



Looking for another quick Valentine idea?  Combine layered Cherub Hearts - diecut with LOVE - and the beautiful Tanglewood Frame.  Quick, easy and no stamping for this design.  Jean Okimoto here, let's get started...

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Memory Box Products

  • NEW Memory Box Tanglewood Frame Die 99009
  • NEW Open Studio Cherub Hearts Die Set 30008
  • NEW Open Studio All About the Love Die Set 30005
  • Holly Berry Notecards (for diecutting)
  • Kraft Notecard
  • Holly Berry Envelope

It's so easy...just diecut the background, hearts and greeting and layer everything onto a Kraft Notecard.  Add a trio of sequins...and you're done!

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed directions and supply lists - and more Valentine ideas.

Special thanks to everyone who took last weekend's BEYOND THE BOX class at Impress!  Hope you liked the cards and and techniques - and are enjoying the January 2015 Collection as much as I am.


 Scroll down a bit - Donna shared a Valentine shaker card earlier in the day.  Thanks for stopping by - have a great evening...


Wed 28

Heart Shaker Card

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Hi Everyone,

It's Donna here today with a Heart Shaker Card which uses the new Open Studio Rectangle Shapes.

I die cut the rectangle shaker frame using the Open Studio Shaker Rectangle Frames.  The other rectangle layers were cut from the Open Studio Rectangle Layers. Using the rectangle layers takes all the guess work out of figuring the correct size for your card layers.  Die cut the Heart Ribbon Die from Parchment Cardstock.  Make sure you  save the inside pieces.  I inked those with Fired Brick Distress Ink.  I adhered a thin piece of double sided tape to the backside of the die cut and turned it over and inserted the inside pieces.  Stencil the background cardstock of the shaker layer using Fired Brick Distress Ink and the Heart Confetti Stencil. Spatter the stenciled background with brown ink.  I adhered a piece of acetate to back of the shaker frame.  Place thin double sided tape to the edge of the stenciled background cardstock. Sprinkle the center with glitter and sequins. Adhere the frame to the top of that layer. Assemble the rest of the layers as shown.


Memory Box Products Used:

  • Heart Ribbon Die #99085
  • Open Studio Rectangle Layers #30033
  • Open Studio Shaker Rectangle Frames #30003
  • Heart Confetti Stencil #88588
  • Parchment, Kraft, Cranberry and Vanilla Bean Cardstock 

Have a great day!


Tue 27

I Love You Valentine

Hello, Card Makers! Welcome to the  Memory Box Design Team's blog, Outside the Box!

My card today features two of the new Memory Box dies: Fairytale Flower Frame and Double Heart Banner. I'm still very attracted to monochromatic palettes this month, so bear with me - LOL!


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Memory Box cardstock and dies (Fairytale Flower Frame, Double Heart Banner); Patterned Paper: MMI; Pens (Tsukineko, Faber-Castell); Accents: gems (Mark Richards), enamel dots (MMI)

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If you don't own the exact sentiment, write one yourself. I did that here and then traced over it with a white pen, and I'm quite satisfied with the results. So give it a try!  
(I'm still on Recovery Road attempting to conquer my Bronchitis that morphed into Sinisitus, so this post will have to be a shortie.)
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!


Mon 26

Cross Stitched Love


Good Morning!  Marnie here  today with  another fun card using the Memory Box January 2015 Release.  This was a fun quick card using the Cross Stitched Love 99128 twice on a piece of red mirror card.  I layered the red onto black cardstock and popped it over some very cute satin ribbon hearts on top of the Dot Licorice paper.   This would be a great mass produced card if you had to make some for a full class or office.   Please forgive the glare I sometimes have issues taking photos of the mirror card.



Memory Box Products Used:
Cross Stitched Love 99128

Dot Licorice Paper 77902

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you like it.  Have an Wonderful Day!

Sun 25

Blooming Love

Good Morning Memory Box fans!  I hope your weekend is going well.  It's Shelby with you today and hopefully can  bring you a little inspiration on this Sunday morning.


I'm loving the new release and the crazy great variety and creativity in the designs!
  For the background I used the Bengal Background cut out in white cardstock.  The Bloomington Border die was cut out twice, embossed and then inked with white chalk ink while still in the die to ink up just the embossed areas.


The Bloomington Border was adhered using foam dots for some dimension.  I cut out All About Love word die and used some foam dots to attached to the Bloomington border.


I hope you enjoyed today's card and enjoy whatever is left your weekend!



Fri 23

Sweet birthday

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today,s howing you another fresh birthday card. I love the nature inspired dies of Memory Box, so here I made them a focal point.

and my favorite color combo of summer- fresh green and reds...


Memory Box dies used:

  • Shrewsbury Stem (99106)
  • Darling Poppies (98879)

Memory Box stamp:

Sweet Birthday Combo (B2010)


Have  a lovely Friday,


Thu 22

Pink Splendid Clarkia


Good Morning!  Marnie here today with  another fun card using the Memory Box January 2015 Release.  I love how modern this card turned out with the bright pink Splendid Clarkia - 99068 flower embedded in the mat silver cardstock and the modern LOVE font from All About the Love - 30005 out of green shimmer cardstock.  This is, of course, part of my Die Cut Discovery class at CraftFancy this month and will also be featured at the CraftFancy Valentine Event this Saturday along with so many more projects created with this line of dies. 



Memory Box Products Used:

 All About the Love - 30005

Splendid Clarkia - 99068

 Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you like it.  Have an AMAZING Day! 



Wed 21

Dots of Love

MemoryBox-MemoryBoxOpenStudio-HeartWaterfall-AllAboutTheLove-MiniHeartsCollection-JeanOkimoto-Valentine-GlitteredCraftFoamYes - dots of love - as in Memory Box Bubblegum Dots Signature Patterns.   Jean Okimoto here,  with another Valentine design for you this evening.  Hope you like it!


Memory Box Products

  • NEW Heart Waterfall Die 99079
  • NEW Open Studio All About the Love Die Set 30005
  • Mini Heart Collection Die 98763
  • Graphite Notecard
  • Graphite Envelope
  • Bubblegum Dots Signature Patterns

It's an easy one...just diecut Heart Waterfall on a Graphite Notecard.  Diecut Heart Waterfall twice from Bubblegum Dots.  Attach the hearts - wherever you want - no rules here!

Diecut Mini Heart Collection from dark pink glittered craft foam.  Cut "love" from the glittered craft foam too.  Use the thinner sheets of the glittered craft foam for best results.

The All About The Love die set just isn't getting any rest.  The three typestyles are so versatile and classic - it'll be perfect for showers, weddings, anniversaries - and even to welcome a new baby!  It's a must-have die set.P1230852

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for more Valentine designs featuring our January 2015 Collection, and some classic favorites from previous collections.

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Thanks for stopping by - join us again tomorrow - Marnie's posting a great project for you.