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Thu 22

Making Spirits Bright
by Jenny Griffiths

Welcome Crafty Friends~ it's day four of the blog blitz featuring the newest release from the Memory Box holiday collection.  Having fun so far?  Be sure to check in on the blog all week for more inspiration and creativity---and prizes!   

Today I'm showing off the gorgeous Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament and the Adler Star Collage, my picks for this first week Outside the Box.    

Poinsettia Ornament

After die cutting the Adler Star Collage from a sky blue note card, I added a panel of watercolored paper to the inside cover allowing the mix of blues, greens and purples to show through.  The watercolors are from the handy watercolor sheets from Birch Press--found here.

I die cut the Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament from both white and concord Memory Box paper then mixed-and-matched the parts between the two ornaments.  The solid Classic Ornament diecut was used as a base for all the pieces and gives stability when adhering the parts in place.  A bit of tumbled glass blue distress ink was sponged onto one poinsettia while I left the other one white---both poinsettias were pressed firmly in the center on a sponge pad to coax the petals forward before adhering the petal layers in place.

Poinsettia J Griffiths

 Emboss the sentiment onto a strip of vellum with platinum embossing powder and secure the ends around the edges of the card. Lastly, add a pretty silver cord to the top of the ornaments, wrapping over the top edge and secure on the inside.  A second panel added on the inside hides the vellum edges, watercolor paper and silver cords.

Poinsettia detail

This week was also the reveal on Simon Says Stamp for the exclusive STAMPtember stamp set designed by Memory Box and I'm happy to share this fun card featuring the Love & Laughter set: 


Join us all this week for ideas and chances to win prizes.  One comment from each designer post from Monday, September 19th- Friday, September 23 will be chosen at random to win a prize.  You have until Sunday, September 25 at 11:00pm EST to leave your comments.  Winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, September 26.  

The lucky winner chosen from my post will receive the Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament. 




Beautiful ornament card and I love the colors you have chosen! The stamp set is adorable as well and I love, love your cute and fun card!!

These cards are as charming as can be. The colors and the stenciling effect are just beautiful. And that bunny makes me so ready for winter, to adorable. Thank you for sharing. :)

Beautiful card with the ornaments, and a delightful scene for your sweet bunny card!

This poinsettia ornament is so pretty and I love the way you combined the different dies!

I just love the elegant looking poinsettia ornament die and beautiful cards from your DT! The poinsettia looks amazing in white!

Jenny, these are both absolutely gorgeous cards! The STAMPtember set is simply adorable and the poinsettia/ornament card is beautiful!

Love the watercolors behind the Adler Star Collage. It is a great background to showcase the pretty ornaments!

Really like the blues instead of traditional red and green. A nice change. that being said, the bunny card is adorable!

The Adler Star Collage cuts beautifully and can be used all year through. I love the elegance of the Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament!

I especially love the ornament card.

The ornaments are so beautiful!

Totally enjoyed these cards. The bunny scene is darling and the ornament card is stunning. I love how you interchanged the die cut parts. Did you do inlay with these? It looks like it in the photo.

Every year you come up with newer and more interesting designs! LOVE

Wonderful cards! Love the ornaments and the gorgeous watercolored background, and that wintry bunny scene is too cute!

Ornaments truly work--exquisite combination! Watercolor background inspires me!

I like that star background you used and the ornament is so pretty. Love your sweet little bunny card.

Jenny, your beautiful ornament card is spectacular! Gorgeous with the blues and white! Gorgeous dies too!

These are such lovely cards. Hard to pick a favourite. I would love that Adler Star collage. What fun you could have with that die!!!

"Making Spirits Bright" Card is stunning. I'm going to try the background as it is so unique compared to what I do with my backgrounds. Am loving the Poinsettia ornament, so very pretty for the season.

Really like the ornaments which popped and your use of vellum.

Gorgeous dies and cards!

Beautiful Dies and stunning cards..

It's lovely, very classy. Definitively less is more. Way to go Jenny!

Beautiful cards! I especially love the ornaments on the first card!

I love these cards. That poinsettia ornament die is just fabulous. Of course the little bunny going to the mailbox is super sweet!

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