123 posts categorized "2018 Spring Collection"


Sun 27

Father's Day
by Penny Ward


Hello...Penny here today with something really simple for dads day. It's just around the corner, so you better get started!! I love this gears frame and how fun that I found gears buttons at my local Michaels store.


Here go go:


Start with a White cardstock base 4.25 x 5.50 inches.




Cut a piece of Navy cardstock or pattern paper just a bit small than the base and adhere. 

Die cut Gearworks Frame from White cardstock and adhere to card front. Hand letter the word "father", stamp and trim  "day" from the Wireworks Heart stamp set.




Finish the card by adding painted gear buttons. Wrap with Navy string and add bow.


Happy Crafting,






Wed 23

You Are Special card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha with you today. The inspiration behind this card is a short drive we took and the scene, which I really enjoyed was quite similar to my card :)


I started with a white cardbase. I then die-cut the oval using a white mat layer. I then die-cut the Everglade collage using white cardstock and sponged some distress inks over it.

I used this piece as a reference to where the water and sun would be on the card base. I then sponged some blue and yellow distress inks to create the background.

I die-cut the swan using Regal Swans dies, added a bit of color using distress inks and then added subtle shimmer using clear glitter pen.


I then stamped the sentiment onto the oval die-cut mat layer. I used the Birch Press Designs Just Because stamp set for it.

To assemble the card, I adhered the collage piece behind the oval mat layer and then adhered it to the cardbase. Finally, I adhered the swan to the background.


Hope you got inspired from today's card. Have a wonderful crafty day!







Regal Swans dies



Sun 20

Can of Flowers
by Penny Ward


Hello Memory Box friends. So what happened to Spring? Where did it go? It seems like we went straight from Winter to Summer. UGH!  It is too hot in Florida for flowers, so I have to create my own flower beds...or containers in this case. 


Let's pull this one together:


Start with a White cardstock base 4.25 x 5.50 inches.


I love plaid!!!! I mean really...it looks good with everything. I am getting a new craft studio while I write this and you can be sure there will be plaid in my new room. 

oops...back to the card... I used a scrap of plaid just at the corner.




Die cut the Vintage Watering Can, color with Silver Metallic marker and a Red Sparkle pen.

Die cut Glorious Floral Stem, color with Magenta Sparkle pen, add white dots with a Gel pen around flower centers.


Trim a White cardstock panel same size as your base. Cut a curve at the bottom right corner. Using a ruler and Dark Pink gel pen, draw around the edges.

Adhere Vintage Watering Can with foam adhesive and glue giving it a "dome" shape on the card front. Add in you Floral Stems. Ground the can by coloring a small section of "dirt" just below the can with Spectrum Noir markers as shown.




Die cut Calligraphy Pop Thanks from White cardstock. Color the shadow die cut section with Sparkle marker. Stack sentiment together, then to card front with foam adhesive.

 Add Crystal Drops to flower centers.


Happy Crafting,






Sat 19

Bright and Happy Birthday!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Weekend! Today I have a bright and fun card that I created with some of my ink cubes and some washi tape. Let's get started!


For my card I wanted to use my ink cubes in another way so I started out with a piece of white paper and some thin washi tape. I took pieces of the tape and put them down at different angles to create a masked off area of diagonal lines. Then starting with the pink ink cube I dragged it over the top left corner of my paper. 

I continued dragging the next two colors until they were all as dark as I wanted them. You could also do this part with an ink blending foam for a different look. Once it was how I wanted it I took off the tape and revealed my white lines. 

I layered the background on to a pink piece of card stock and then onto a black card base. Some washi tape was added to the front before I added my die cut Sentimental Happy Birthday to the card. It was cut out in black and then I added some clear Wink of Stella pen over it to make it sparkle. I finished it off with some black gems.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, I hope you have a bright and crafty weekend!





Thu 17

Big Butterfly Wing and Rectangle Basics by Jean Okimoto



The multi-tasking Big Butterfly Wing makes it unbelievably easy to create a quick card!  Here it is, on my May Challenge inspiration card, framing a beautiful print available from Birch Press Design.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a super-simple design for you.


Cut bright white cardstock with the  3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut it with the Big Butterfly Wing.  Save the detailed butterfly diecut for another project.  We're recycling and using the "offcut" here.  That's what I call it  - I think "negative" sounds so gloomy, especially for such a pretty butterfly.

Find the perfect bright and flowery section of the screenprinted paper.  Cut it with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  Using the slightly smaller die eliminates measuring, guessing and wasting that beautiful paper!

Cut the center/antennae section from gold glitter paper.  I love the new 21-1/2"x 30" gold glitter paper from Impress!  It's easy to diecut - with very little "flaking" and works perfectly with both detailed and solid dies.  

Attach the diecuts to an A-2 card of bright white cardstock.  Add turquoise gem stickers - or clear gem stickers colored with a marker.


Have a stash of pretty artpapers?  The Big Butterfly Wing will help you use them!  Make a set of cards for special teachers or carpool moms - or for someone who's always scrambling to find a card at the last minute.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great, sunny day!






Wed 16

You Are Awesome card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha with you today. I had the Hutton Gate dies on my desk from my last card and I love the delicate dies. So for my card today, I used the same dies as last post again but changed the technique. I used my dies to emboss the background panel instead of cutting it :)


I started with a coral card base. I then cut a white mat layer and used the left and right Hutton Gate dies to emboss the layer instead of cutting it. I then die-cut a circle and sponged some distress oxide ink onto it. I then stamped the florals using the same color ink. I then stamped the sentiment. Now I added a bit of wink of stella clear glitter pen to some of the flowers. 

To finish I added a drop of Nuvo jewel drop. 


Hope you got inspired from today's card. Have a wonderful crafty day!






Tue 15

Gatefold Card with Real Mirror
by Olga

Hi crafty friends, 

Today's card has a real mirror incorporated into it. My original intention was to make a card with "You are beautiful" sentiment, but then I thought it would be more fun to add a real mirror and then just write "beautiful" below it - so that you'll know who the beauty is :)

This is a gatefold card with a sentiment written inside. I have used a bunch of dies from Memory Box 2018 Spring Release to create it.

Scroll down for some close up, a video tutorial and a supply list!




Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial! Have a lovely day!





Sun 13

by Penny Ward



Hello there. Penny on the blog today with some fuzzy Honeybees buzzing. Spring is finally in the air and these cute insects were just itching to make it on to a card.


Let me walk you through it:


Start with a White cardstock base 5.5 x 4.25 inches. Add a panel of Black cardstock the same size.




Cut watercolor paper 5.5 x 4 inches. Color with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers or your favorite Yellow medium. Adhere to card front.

Die cut Peony Oval Frame from Black cardstock and adhere to card front. On a scrap of watercolor paper, paint some various stripes of Yellow and Orange, let dry, then cut again with the Peony Oval Frame saving all the tiny pieces. Glue the tiny pieces into the Peony.




Die cut the Sweet Honeybees from White cardstock. Color their heads and legs with a Brown marker. Coat their bodies with Glossy Accents, then add Moss Green Ultra Fine Flower Soft and let dry. Color their wings and adhere all to card front as shown.

Add dots of Crystal Drops for added interest.

Stamp and heat set sentiment from the Bee Yourself set, trim and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.


Make sure to play along with our Insects/Butterfly Challenge this month. Enter your creation HERE!


Happy Crafting,






Fri 11

Rainbow Birthday
by Sharon Harnist

Hello Memory Box Fans, Sharon Harnist back with you again today, bringing you a bright rainbow full of birthday cheer!

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Did you realize this wonderful cupcake image is included in the adorable Spring Bunnies stamp set?  I love stamp sets that have a ton of versatility, and this one sure does!  It's not only great for Easter and Spring, but also babies, love, and birthdays!  I stamped the fabulous cupcake image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card, then colored it up with these Copic markers:

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Then I die cut the cupcakes with their coordinating Spring Bunnies die set and glittered them with Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer.  Next, I die cut Sentimental Happy Birthday from Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with the same markers, with an ombre effect.

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To complete the card, I anchored the birthday die cut with a piece of washi tape, and stamped the Sweetest sentiment (also from the Spring Bunnies stamp set).  I hope you have a weekend full of rainbows and sunshine!  And if you are a Mother or will be spending the weekend with your Mother, Happy Mother's Day!





Wed 09

Hugs card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha with you today. I have a fun card to share with you and it's perfect for us crafters :)


I started with a white card base. I then sponged some distress oxide inks onto it and flicked a little water. I then die-cut the Left and Right Hutton Gate dies onto a white cardstock and adhered them to the cardbase. I then stamped the sentiment and die-cut it using the Birch press Just Because stamp and die. 

Now I die-cut the Devonshire wreath from white cardstock and trimmed the flowers. I then sponged ink onto the flowers and adhered it to the card along with the sentiment.


Hope you got inspired from today's card. Have a wonderful crafty day!