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Gathering the Greens
by Anne Thompson

Welcome to the first day of the Blog Blitz featuring the Winter 2015 Collection from Memory Box!  Scroll down if you missed the first post today by our newest Design Team member Penny Ward.  Welcome, Penny!  And remember to check the blog twice a day for posts all week and leave us comments--you could win a prize!!!

 While cleaning out the garage recently, my dad and I found the sleds we had each used as children.  So when I saw the sled dies in this newest release, I knew I had to have them.  

I have fond memories of going into our woods with my dad, sled and toboggan in tow, to select Christmas trees (one for inside the house and one for the birds and animals outside) and to gather boughs for making wreaths.



Here I've created a card that showcases those memories.  It features the SMALL WINTER SLED die no. 99290.  I stacked the sled with a pile of trees stamped in Hero Arts Forever Green ink on olive cardstock using the tree stamps from the new SANTA PAWS clear polymer stamps set no. CL5162 and the coordinating dies from the SANTA PAWS DIE SET no. 32162.  I added thin strips of brown cardstock for tree trunks to those trees and stacked the finished trees on the sled with small foam dots.

I used the BEADED BACKGROUND die no. 99132 cut from blue cardstock and mounted on a white piece of cardstock the same size.  I adhered this to a piece of Blueberry Distressed Dots paper and then added this background to a white notecard.  I placed the tree-filled sled near the bottom of the background piece and added more trees toward the top, stamped and die cut using the Santa Paws stamps and dies.  I finished the card by adding LITTLE DEER die no. 99304.


A look at the finished card:


Would you like to win the SMALL WINTER SLED die?  Please leave a comment for me on this blog post by Sunday, October 11 (11:59 pm EST) for your chance to win!  A winner will be selected at random from the comments to win this die.  And don't forget to visit the Outside the Box blog often during the blitz for more inspiration and more chances to win some of the new products.  Good luck!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

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