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Mon 06

Blog Blitz Begins
by Laura Fulcher

Greetings friends.  We have already started highlighting the latest items from Memory Box on the Outside the Box blog, but this week is all about celebrating the new release with projects for inspiration as well as a chance to win prize each day.  We hope you will join us from Monday, August 6th- Sunday, August 12 for the blitz.  Each blog post during the week will have a chance to win a prize.  All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on the daily post.  That's it!  Enter each day for more chances each day.  One person will be chosen at random from each post to win a prize.  You have until Sunday, August 12th at 11:59 pm leave comments and to enter.  Good luck!

Winners will be announced on the Outside the Box Blog at 6pm EST on Monday, August 12th and winners will all be contacted directly by email to get their shipping information.  The blog post of winners will also be tagged under the category of "winners" for easy reference.


The first card of the blitz features the new Elegant Snowflake Double Frame as well as the Penguin Cheer stamps and dies.  When you die cut the Snowflake Frame, these are the pieces you get:


You can use as many of the various layers as you wish.  I decided to use everything except the individual snowflake for the card.  The dies came nested within each other, but I was able to easily die cut all of the pieces without cutting the dies apart.  I always like to keep the dies attached if possible so I am less likely to lose them.  I did use a metal shim when diecutting to since the die is so intricate and detailed.

Next, I die cut the penguin using the coordinating die:


Lets talk a bit about the coloring.  First, I put down a base layer of C7 and Y38 Copic markers.  Whenever a want to color something black, whether it is hair, a cauldron, or in this instance a penguin, I tend to color it with dark grey markers or paint. Black tends to be too dark.


Next, I added a bit of shading.  The YR16 was added to the base of the penguin's foot, and the C10 marker was added to the base of the penguin arms and body.  I didn't want to leave the belly so stark white, so I added some C1 and C3 to the outside of the tummy and around the face.


To finish the card, I added some R11 marker to the cheeks and added a little bow tie that was colored with R35 and R46 markers.  I glued a piece of blue glitter paper behind the snowflake frame and then layered everything on top of the glitter paper.  The blue cardstock behind the penguin is a piece of 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" paper I cut to fit in the frame and the snowbank I hand cut to provide a little base for my penguin. 

I decided to leave the inside of the card blank for now.  I don't know if I am going to use the card as a Season's Greetings card or if I will use it for a winter birthday card.  I like having a card in my stash with options!

Want a chance to win the new Elegant Snowflake Double Frame die to make your own Winter scene?  Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, August 12th.  Once comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  The winner will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, August 13th at 6pm EST.






That is a beautiful die set and a very sweet card. Thanks so much for sharing and the opportunity to win.

What a cute little penguin. I love those snowflake frames. Such a great die set with so many possibilities for layering.

So cute wintercard. Beautiful frame.

Absolutely adorable.

The Elegant Snowflake Double Frame goes perfectly with the cute Penguin!

Adorable card, I love, love the happy face on the penguin...couldn't be any cuter!!

Love the Elegant Snowflake frame! And the penguin is too cute...

Adorable. Would love to make this.

Aaahhh! The penguin looks so cute against the snowflake frame background!

This snowflake frame could be used for Christmas and beyond!! Love your card; the penguin I just too cute.

The double cut snowflake frame die is amazing. Two cards, one cut!

Love the snowflake frame . It will be so useful.

Penguin so cute & happy cuz it’s snowing!
A very sweet card.

Just adorable - I just love these new frame dies. Super duper cute - and useful for all winter, not just holiday!

Love this new die! Great card!

Cute card. That die is so pretty. x

Thank you for a chance to win this adorable set. My grandkids would love this card.

Darling card! The penguin is adorable! Love your pretty coloring!Beautiful dies to frame your card!

Love this snowflake frame! And the penguin is so, so cute! It pairs well
with the frame for a lovely card.

Fabulous Blog Hop coming our way to see all the lovely work by The Design Team - and this Happy Stamped Penguin on the Snowflake die cut is terrific - Like the shading around the face and tummy - beautiful work - thanks for the hop!

Such a cute card. Love it!

Love the delicate frames, goes well with the cutie penguin!

Beautiful die set! Your card is adorable!

Hi. Fabulous card. The penguin is adorbs and the snowflake frame is stunning. So many beautiful dies in this release. Hugz

The Snowflake frame die is awesome - so many possibilities! Love your fun and elegant card! Thanks for the die cutting and coloring tips.

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