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Mon 05

Winter 2015 Blog Blitz Begins!
by Penny Ward


Hello Memory Box lovers.....Penny Ward here today with my first official post as a member of the design team.  The secret is finally out!

I come to you from beautiful Lake Placid, Florida where my husband and I live just down the street from our two small grandsons (isn't that convenient). I have two sons and a beautiful Daughter in Love.

I have been making cards for about five years and totally loving my obsession job. Die cutting is a must have on most any card and I am beyond thrilled to be working with such a quality company as Memory Box.

I hope you find inspiration in my creation today as we kick off the Winter 2015 Blog Blitz with brand new products.  Join us often October 5- October 9 for a look at the new products as well as chances to win prizes.


 Metallics are all the rage this holiday season and they are so easy to achieve.

Let's make a card:

  • Cut White card stock to 4.25 x 11 inches, fold in half for a base card. Ink long edges with Delicata Golden Glitz ink.
  • Cut watercolor paper to 4 x 5.25 inches. Add Blue watercolors in the upper left portion of this panel, squiggle your way down towards the center. Do this several times with different blue watercolors until you are happy. Flick some Blue paint and Delicata Golden Glitz across this panel. Run edges of this panel along the Golden Glitz ink pad. Adhere to base card with foam adhesive.
  • Die cut Jolly Holly Branches two times, ink with Delicata Golden Glitz ink, let dry. Adhere to card front as shown applying glue to the stems of the branches.
  • Die cut Pitelli Ornament two times, stack and adhere together. Ink with Delicata Golden Glitz ink. Adhere to card front.
  • Add Gold bow.

Would you like to win the Holly Jolly Branches die?  Leave a comment 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 the die.  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.

Hope you have a wonderful crafty day!





love this card.
I have to start doing my Xmas cards but I have no inspiration.
I will return here and look for some ideas.

Oh my, that's beautiful. Love those delicate gold cuts against the blue. Gorgeous. Hugz

I love your card and find the metallics so pretty...not just for Christmas, but a lot of occasions. It just adds an element of elegance. Very pretty creation. TFS

A beautiful card, love the metallic paper that was used. Looking forward to seeing ideas using the new dies that were just released. Thanks for sharing !

Stunning card...loving the background, the colour is gorgeous. Those gold dies are fabulous against the blue. Loving it! x

Oh, this is a beautiful, stunning card! I was just surfing around and landed here (what luck!) The card is so striking to me because it features my favorite colors: midnight to navy blue in combo with GOLD (thank you!), dies cuts beautifully arranged and a card simply stated. I love it! Thanks for sharing this, making me smile, and giving me something to aspire to in my own card making.

~avis, 100515

This is a beautiful card. Love the blue water coloring, just sets off the gold. The pic of you and your gorgeous dog is adorable.

Love your card Penny. Congratulations on making the Design Team. I love Memory Box dies and look forward to future post by you and all the design team.

Wonderful use of the branches with the ornament. This will be easy and fun to duplicate.

Stunning card Penny, the gold and bright blue is such a beautiful colour combo : )

Wow! Such a beautiful card! Love the gold and blue!

I love that the branch is the same colour as the ornament, it really works! Thanks for the inspiration, I would have never tried making them the same colour!

How pretty this is with
all that gold! Lovely
stamp set.
Carla from Utah

This is sooo pretty and I love the metallic look and try to add it to some of my own cards too for the moment, and hopefully I can make some as beautiful as this.

Love how the smooshing and the splatting all tie in so well together, Penny :)
Congrats on your new DT. X

This is a beautiful creation! Blue watercolors look so great with gold!

This is a beautiful card and I love the freehand watercolor background that really highlights the beautiful gold ornament and branches. Great job!! Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful card.

Penny, your card is just gorgeous. Love your color choices. Thanks for the inspiration.

I really like the delicate holly branches. Makes that ornament really stand out. Beautiful colors!

The Jolly Holly branches die would fit just fine into my card plans for this year. Thank you for having a drawing to win it!

A gorgeous Christmas card, Penny! I love the gold against the blue.
Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

the blue watercolor with the gold is amazingly beautiful.

Indeed the gold against the blue is just stunning! Thanks.

Absolutely love those beautiful holly leaves! Perfect with that lacy and intricate ornament die.
Congrats on your wonderful news! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations!

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