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Mon 21

Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame Valentines
by Anne Thompson

I recently made several valentines using the SCROLLWORK HEART CIRCLE FRAME die 94114, another of my favorite dies from the Valentine's Collection 2019.

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These cards became quite three-dimensional when I started adding paper flowers.  Guess these will have to go into the gift bags with valentine goodies rather than mailing them!  

Card One:

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  • I began with a white side-folded notecard and covered the front with Memory Box Gingham paper.
  • I cut the Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame from white cardstock.
  • I used a glue pen to attach the heart circle first and then the pinpoint circle around it.
  • I added tiny pearls in the oval bases between the leaf shapes.
  • I then found a pink paper rose, some white stamens, and a pretty pink satin bow to add to the center of the circle.

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  • On the left panel inside the card I covered it with more of the gingham paper.  I used a glue pen to add the extra circle, one of the heart stems, and a single heart which all came from the Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame die cuts.
  • On the righthand panel I added a piece of decorative paper and stamped "Love" from the Birch Press Design SENDING LOVE CL8126 clear stamps set.

Card Two:

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  • I used a pale pink textured paper for the die cutting.
  • For this card I added miniature pink paper roses between each of the hearts in the circle and a cluster of three in the very center. 
  • I then put tiny pearls in each of the hearts.

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  • On the left panel inside the card, you can see that I had some fun adding elements that cut from the die--the solid circle, both heart stems, and the six hearts.

Card Three:

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  • This time I made my card base from a textured pink paper and cut it  4 X 4 1/4.
  • I cut the die using a darker pink cardstock and placed the center heart circle on the front of the card.
  • I added some tiny pearls at the base of the design between each of the hearts, though they are hard to see because of so much foliage in the center.

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  • I added a rose print paper on the left panel and more of the gingham paper on the right.
  • To finish the inside I added the two heart stems in opposite corners.
  • This card could then be either a top-fold card or a side-fold card.

I love that the Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame gives me spaces to add some paper flowers.  I have soooo many in my stash!  And they are the perfect touch, along with the pearls, for really sweet valentines.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

Sun 20

Bokeh Woodland Heart Frame
by Trina Pham

Greetings friends.  I wanted to take a quick moment to announce a change to our design team. We were very sad to see Penny Ward leave the team, but we are really excited to welcome our new design team member.....Trina Pham!  Trina's beautiful work with Memory Box products really caught our attention and we knew that we wanted her to join our team.  I hope that you will welcome her and her creative ideas.  -Laura

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Hi there!  As Laura mentioned, I’m Trina and I am excited and honoured to join the Memory Box design team!  I live in Canada with my husband of 13+ years.  This was around the same time I accidentally discovered this wonderful papercrafting hobby.  I’m sure like a lot of you, heat embossing hooked me.  However, it wasn’t until I started entering challenges and blogging in 2016 that my addiction passion grew.  I scrapbooked and made 3-D paper projects, but now my focus is on cards. My cards are mostly clean and simple (CAS), but I don’t like to limit myself and will try anything.  You can find me at Phamtastic Design.  

Okay, now onto the fun stuff.  Here’s today’s card using the new Woodland Heart Frame..

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Most, if not all, of my cards are inspired by challenges.  This month the theme at CAS Mix Up card challenge is Bokeh.  This is an easy and fun background technique.   To start, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress inks were blended with a mini blending tool on a scrap of white cardstock.  

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A circle stencil was created next from a piece of acetate and the four smallest circles in the Basic Circles die set.  White pigment ink was then sponged through the stencil with a sponge dauber, making sure to overlap and vary the intensity of the ink.  Set it aside to dry. 

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In the meantime, the circle framed trees from Woodland Heart Frame was die cut three times from  white cardstock and stacked for dimension.  

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On an A2 size piece of white linen cardstock, the sentiment was stamped in blue then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  To assemble the card, the Bokeh background piece was die cut out with a circle die and adhered behind the circle framed trees.  Mounted everything to a white card base to finish.

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Many of the products from the recent Valentine’s release would work beautifully with this technique.  That does it for my first official DT post.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

 

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Sat 19

Love Always
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have another Valentine's Day card for you featuring new products from the 2019 Valentine release.

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To create this card I die cut the cupid from the Cupid with Swing die set using red cardstock and the swing from kraft cardstock.  I glued the cupid to the swing and adhered this to my card front.

Next I die cut the shadow background from the Love Jotted Script die from kraft cardstock and the word from white cardstock.  Then I glued the word on top of the shadow die cut and adhered this to the card front.

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I stamped the word always with Versa Mark Ink on kraft cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I glued this to the card front under the word love.

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I die cut the Heart Board from white cardstock and used the hearts to further embellish the card.

To finish the card I glued the card front to a red cardstock layer and glued that to a white card base.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!  Have a great day!

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Fri 18

Valentine Candle Holder
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a easy Valentine home decor project for you.  I am once again using the new Heart Board Die to create a wrap that goes around a votive holder.  I feel that it's fun to show you several ideas using the same product.  I know if I invest in a craft product I appreciate seeing it used in various ways!

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To create this project I cut a strip of red cardstock that fit around the votive holder I was using.  For my project I needed to cut the Heart Board 4 times to create my candle wrap. 

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I cut a strip of vellum paper and glued it behind the heart die cut cardstock.

Next I applied a thin strip of double sided tape ( I used 1/8" red line tape) to one end of the cardstock and to secure it around the votive holder.  

To further embellish the candle holder I tied twine around the top of the candle and added a bow and a metal arrow.  I die cut a red cardstock heart, stamped the word love on a strip of kraft cardstock and glued these to the arrow.


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I added a battery operated tea light to candle holder.  Because we are using paper and ribbons the battery operated candles are your safest option for this project.


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I hope you enjoyed today's project!  Have a great weekend.

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Thu 17

Heart Border Frame and Have a Heart Die Set by Jean Okimoto

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Create a glittery floating Heart Border Frame card for Valentine's Day, weddings or anniversaries - then add layered hearts from the Have a Heart Die Set.  Here's a quick and easy card that may look a bit complicated...but isn't.

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple way to adhere two delicate frames - and add glitter - with just a single square of tape.  The inner square of the outer frame (!) is filled with a square of tape.  The tape multi-tasks by attaching the layers...and creates a glittery background too.  

Cut both Heart Border Frames from white cardstock.  

Cover a 3-½" square of white cardstock with Scor-Tape or Couture Creations tape.  Cut it with the 3" Square Basics die.

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Carefully adhere the edges of the taped surface behind the large frame.  Attach the smaller frame diagonally.  Brush ultra-fine glitter onto the remaining exposed adhesive.  I've used Martha Stewart Crafts Amethyst Glitter from my stash here.

Cut two each of the three hearts from the Have a Heart Die Set.  Layer them for dimension.  Glue the stacked hearts to the background.  It takes a few minutes for the glue to set up.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-¼" square white card.  Add pink or lavender gem stickers.

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Hope you like hearts and glitter - and quick and easy cards like this!  Our latest release is filled with beautiful and versatile designs for Valentine's Day - and romantic celebrations throughout the year.  

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's LOVE...SIMPLY STATED class at Impress!  It was great to see all of you again after the holiday break.  Thanks to Jenny for the great flavors of popcorn in those cute heart containers - and to Robin for her special granola Krispie bars.    Thanks Ann, Karen and Erin for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.  

There are so many ways to use the latest Memory Box and Poppystamps designs - we're using again in the NEW FROM MEMORY BOX (and Poppystamps) class this weekend.  We're making 3 very Valentine cards - and three all-occasion cards  - with the latest and greatest dies and stamps.  If your Valentines are already done - chose a different greeting to create a thank you or thinking-of you card.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and enter our Valentine's 2019 Collection giveaway.    We're at memoryboxco -  and we're giving away great prizes from our new release this week.

Thanks for stopping by...

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Wed 16

New Release
by Dave Brethauer

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The new release of dies has many new items that are perfect for Valentine's Day and Spring.  You can view the entire collection in our latest catalog, which can be found here- Memory Box 2019 Valentine's Release.

Here are some cards to help inspire you to use the new dies.  Any of the coloring shown on the cards was created by Distress Oxide inks:

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Card 1 materials:

94112 Heart Sprinkles

94119 Love Jotted Script

Wishes

Card 2 Materials:

94118 Heart Border Frame

94108 Winged Heart

94122 Wishes Jotted Script

Frame

Card 3 Materials:

94121 Woodland Heart Frame

CL5237 Best Life Typewiter Sentiments

Bike

Card 4 Materials:

94102 Neighborhood Heart Frame

CL5237 Best Life Typewriter Sentiments

Butterfly

Card 5 Materials:

94110 Butterfly Heart Frame

CL5237 Best Life Typewriter Sentiments

Cupid

Card 6 Materials:

94114 Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame

94109 Cupid Circle

CL5237 Best Life Typewriter Sentiments

Giveaway

Don't forget that we are having giveaways all this week on our Instagram page (memoryboxco).  You could win the Bright Hearts die used on the final card sample.  Good luck!

Card 7 Materials Used:

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94117 Bright Rays

94124 Bundle Hearts

 

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Tue 15

Hello Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome!  It's Isha today with a clean and simple card using the new release products. Have you checked them out yet? I wanted to keep fresh look for this card.

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I started by die cutting the delicate frame using white cardstock. I then added a bit of blue and gold shimmerz paint to it. Let this dry. Meanwhile, I die-cut the word hello, applied versamark ink to it and added gold embossing powder to it. Heat emboss the word.

To create the card, I stamped the sentiment using grey ink to the card base. I then adhered the frame to it using 3D foam tape. Now I adhered the word Hello to it.

Here is a close up

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Hope you got inspired by this card. Have a wonderful crafty day!  Want to win the new Big Hello Premiere die?  Head over to our Instagram account (memoryboxco) for more information.

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Mon 14

Blog Blitz Winners and Instagram Contest

Greetings friends.  Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the Blog Blitz last week.  We hope you have been enjoying the new release.  Here is a list of winners who were chosen at random from the qualifying entries:

 

From Laura's post, winner of the Bright Hearts craft die- Melanie Allen

From Anne's post, winner of the Woodland Heart Frame die- Sandra W

From Melissa's post, winner of the Bright Rays die- Deb

From Jean's post, winner of the Have a Heart Clear Stamp set- Cheryl Stauffer

From Donna's post, winner of the Heart Board die- Su Wright

Congratulations winners!  I have sent you all emails.

 

Would you like more chances to win dies from the latest release?  We are having contests over on Instragram all week long.  Here is the first post:

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Follow us on Instagram at memoryboco.  The first prize is the Cupid with Swing craft die.  Good luck and see you there!

Mon 14

Pinpoint Heart Circle Frame Valentine
by Anne Thompson

Here's a lovely valentine using the Pinpoint Heart Circle Frame.

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  • I started with a standard A2 white card, side-folded.  I covered the front of the card and both inside panels with Memory Box Gingham paper.
  • I cut the PINPOINT HEART CIRCLE FRAME die 94106 from white cardstock.

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  • I used glue dots under the hearts to secure that inner circle to the card front.
  • I then used a glue pen to add the larger pinpoint circle, touching the bases of the two circles.  I placed a bow at that spot.
  • I put tiny pearls at the ends of the spiral vines.
  • I stamped "Love" from the Birch Press Design SENDING LOVE CL8126 stamp set inside the circle using VersaClair Pine ink.

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Inside the card:

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  • I used a glue pen to add the plain circle from the die cuts to the right panel where I plan to write a message.
  • I put a foam dot on the back of the larger pinpoint heart (which cuts from the center of the circle) and overlapped the circle with it.

Simple, sweet card using one stamp and one die!  And the first card sample is ready for my class at the senior center next week!  With all of the new stamps and dies available in the latest release, making valentines is so much fun!  Have you started yours yet?

Happy Crafting!

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Sun 13

Distress Oxide Valentine
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Today I want to share a card using Distress Oxides for the background coloring along with the new Butterfly Heart Frame.  The ironic part of this card is that I chose to not use the butterfly on the card.

To make the card, I first took a 4" x 4" piece of white cardstock and sponge on three colors of Distress Oxide inks.  I then sprayed the background with water to create water spots:

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For the heart, I used a different set of inks:

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I wanted to pop up the white heart outline around the pink heart, so I cut out that piece out of foam as well white cardstock.  I glued the white cardstock on top of the foam to add extra dimension to the card.  Perhaps you can see the dimension from the side view:

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To finish the card, I added some clear rhinestones to the centers of some of the flowers for extra sparkle.

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