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24 posts from October 2019

Wed 23

Boo Card
by Donna

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Hello everyone, today I have a cute Halloween Card for you which uses several stamps to create a wreath around an adorable ghost. I used the Gina K Wreath Builder Template to create my wreath.  I picked my main stamp image to begin building my wreath.  

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I started by placing my template in my Misti Stamp Platform, and then placed a 4"x 4" piece of watercolor paper into the template.  I stamped my first image and then rotated my paper 4 times to begin to create my wreath.

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I picked several other stamp images to fill in my wreath.  Once I was done with my stamping, I watercolored the wreath.  I fussy cut the center of the wreath and glued it to a black cardstock mat.

I die cut the ghost and the word BOO from white cardstock.  I glued the word BOO to a strip of black cardstock and adhered the ghost and the word to the front of the card.

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To finish the card I adhered the card front to a white card base using foam adhesive.

I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Tue 22

Decorating with Washi Tape
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends!  Did you know that Memory Box has new washi tape for the holidays?  Woohoo!  Both rolls are a wide width, so you can use the tape for cards, envelopes.... or even decorating!  One of the things I love about washi is how versatile it is.  I use it on cards all the time, but I have also been know to sink down the Pinterest rabbit hole and look at ideas for how to decorate with washi.  The wide with lets you do even more.

To decorate with the new Watercolor Woodland tape (pictured above) as well as the Twas the Night tape (in another post), I first visited my local Dollar Tree store to pick up items to use as a base for my washi tape.  I often need small holiday gifts to use as a stocking stuffer or as a little holiday "thinking of you." Starting with a dollar base item is perfect!

This was my first purchase.  A glass jar for a taper candle:

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The straight sides of the glass were perfect for the washi.  My advice when working with the washi is to attach it to the jar and then unroll the tape and smooth it as you work your way around the candle holder.  My jar was 3 1/2" tall and the tape is 4 1/2" wide, so once the tape was wrapped around the jar, I cut off the extra 1" at the top using an Xacto knife.  It was surprisingly easy to do. 

Next, I added some red ribbon, berries and some cut out Winter Greenery using my stamps and coordinating dies:

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The washi tape give the appearance of frosted glass.  I really liked the look.  Because the washi tape adheres to glass, when you look on the inside of the candle, you can't see any of the adhesive. 

The print of the washi also shows up well when the candle is lit:

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What about you guys?  Do you have any favorite ways to use your washi tape?  I would love to know!

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Mon 21

Congratulations Blog Blitz Winners!

Thank you to everyone who visited out blog blitz last week.  We hope you enjoyed it.  We selected comments at random to win prizes for each of the blitz days.  Here is a list of the winners:

 

Winner of the Thank You Puzzle Letters die from Laura's post- Cynthia

Winner of the Snowy Cabin Circle die from Anne's post- Nancy Dempsey

Winner of the Watercolor Woodland Washi Tape from Jean's 1st post- Lin Brandyberry

Winner of the Starry Burst die from Jean's 2nd post- Chandhini

Winner of the Merry Christmas Noted Script die from Vicki'spost- ionabunny

Winner of the Scalloped Stocking die from Donna's post- Judy W

Winner of the Snowman Circle Collage die from Trina's post- Kathy Oertle

 

Congratulations winners!  I have sent you all emails to collect your information.

Mon 21

Scribble Holly Trio Outline, Scribble Holly Trio Background, and Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape Holiday Card
by Anne Thompson

I LOVE the new Washi tapes at 4.5" wide!  I wanted to use Twas the Night Washi tape as the background for the new Scribble Holly Trio dies.  I had some off-white house-shaped notecards that I thought would be perfect covered with the tape.  

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  • I used a Juniper notecard and adhered a piece of the green striped paper from the DASHING STRIPES AND DOTS PP1002 6X6 collection.  I cut it just a wee bit smaller than the top of the notecard so some of the juniper green showed around the edge.
  • I unwrapped the wide TWAS THE NIGHT WASHI TAPE WT501 and unrolled it and stuck it to a couple of pieces of house-shaped paper.  I trimmed the extra off with some sharp scissors and used a tape runner to secure one of the houses to the notecard.

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  • Next I die cut the SCRIBBLE HOLLY TRIO OUTLINE 94344 from another Juniper notecard.
  • I inked up the edges with VersaClair Shady Lane dark green ink to add some texture.

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  • I cut the SCRIBBLE HOLLY TRIO BACKGROUND 94351 from a scrap of a lighter green paper.
  • I inked the edges of the three pieces with more of the VersaClair Shady Lane dark green ink.

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  • To add the holly to the front of the house I started with using a glue pen on the main stem and then placed the Holly Trio Background pieces in place under the holly leaf outlines using a tape runner.  I thought the light green was too bright, so I added the juniper pieces on top of them and used a glue pen on the center vein and the leaf outlines after the background pieces were in place.  This gave a bit more dimension to the leaves.

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  • To finish the card I added sticky-backed red gems for berries.

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This is a card that will be easy to produce in quantity--and I really do need to get a lot of cards made.  It's also one I'll use with my Seniors Group in November.

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I think you are going to love the new Washi tapes.  They really do make lovely backgrounds for this year's holiday dies!

Happy Crafting!

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Scribble Holly Trio Background 94351

Sun 20

Blog Blitz Day 7: Let It Snow
by Trina Pham

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Hello and welcome to the final day of the Holiday Blog Blitz week.  More fabulous products have been added to this year’s Holiday collection and I used a few of them on my card.

Started by negative die cutting the new Snowman Circle Collage off the edge of a white slightly textured panel. A circle frame was then die cut from Bristol paper using two dies from Circle Basics to frame the opening and give it a finished look.

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Now being mostly a clean and simple cardmaker, I don’t use pattern papers very often, but the new Dashing Holiday papers in this release are so pretty and festive.  I thought the snowman’s scarf and hat would look cool in pattern.  The coordinating strip down the left side and the snowflakes were an afterthought to give the card a more cohesive look.  The gray snowy pattern, which Anne has already used on her cabin card (great minds think alike), is also from the same paper pack.

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A piece of black cardstock was adhered behind the snowman for the buttons.  The custom sentiment was die cut from white cardstock using the new Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet die.  It is one die and can cut four of each letter all at once.  They were colored with violet Copic markers then attached to the card following the shape of the slope.  Clear glitter on the snowman (couldn't capture the sparkle in the photo) and Crystal Glaze on the sentiment finished off the card.

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Very straightforward.  Now it’s giveaway time!  For your chance to win the Snowman Circle Collage die, leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm EST tonight, October 20.  A winner will be randomly selected and all randomly selected winners from each blog blitz post will be announced right here on this blog tomorrow, October 21, at 6:00 pm EST.  Thank you and good luck!

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Sat 19

Christmas Stocking
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning and welcome to Day 6 of the Holiday Blog Blitz!  There are so many exciting products in this holiday release, including paper and washi tape!

For my post today I used the Scalloped Stocking die and made a cute place setting project.  You could also use this as a gift card holder or an ornament for your tree.

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I die cut the stocking from patterned paper from the new 6" x 6" paper pad. I also cut another stocking from red cardstock.  I die cut the stocking toe and cuff from white felt.  

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Next, I sewed the stocking pieces together and embellished the stocking with more new die cuts (see below).  

The Snowman Background and the Antique Pine Label were die cut from white cardstock and the Scribble Snowman Outline and the word Joy were cut from black cardstock.  The pine branches were cut off the label and inked with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint distress inks.

I glued the snowman outline to the snowman background then added ribbon around his neck for a scarf.  I glued the snowman to the front of the stocking and added a nose, eyes and buttons to him. The eyes and buttons are black Nuvo Dots and the nose was cut from orange cardstock.

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I glued the pine branches to the stocking cuff and finished it off with red buttons.  I glued the word Joy to the front of the snowman.

That's it for today's project!

Want to win your own Scalloped Stocking craft die?  Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the die. Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!

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Fri 18

Blog Blitz Day 5 Bauble Snowflake Corner, Corner Holly Swirl, Bauble Snowflakes, Winter Sled, Dashing Holiday Papers
by Vicki Finger

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Hello there! Memory Box is having a Blog Blitz this week which means we have a few new products for you! There's a link to the catalog for you here.  Also, keep reading for your chance to win a "Merry Christmas" Noted Script Die" by leaving a comment here and on my personal blog, Twinkling Paper Studio.

I started by selecting a patterned paper from the Dashing Holiday Paper Pad which has a matte black background with a holly design on it. It's my favorite from the pack. I gave it my usual treatment of shimmer mist and set it aside while I did a bit of die-cutting to put my card together.

I die cut a Bauble Snowflake Corner from white cardstock. I almost always use #110 cardstock for everything. I also wanted to use a few other new dies, including the Merry Christmas Noted Script die and two Corner Holly Swirls from some scraps. These were cut from some loosely watercolored paper that I had done for another project which will be coming up, so they were kind of a lighter green than what I wanted for this card. By doing some ink blending with a small ink blending brush around the exterior edges of everything, it deepened the color to something more in keeping with my background paper. The sled and the sentiment are both cut from red satin cardstock.

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After I die cut the Corner Holly Swirls, I embellished them with some Icicle Stickles and set them in my window sill to dry. This is actually one of my favorite things about my studio is my large picture window just above my glass countertop. It gets the afternoon sun and is a great place to let things (especially watercolor things) dry.

I attached the background paper to a top folding A2 card base and then loosely laid my elements out on my card front until I got a look that I liked. Initially, I was planning to use the entire Bauble Snowflake Corner, but it seemed too much for everything else I had going on with this card, so I attached it with just a portion of the corner and cut the excess off.

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Next, I placed the sled over the Bauble Snowflake Corner. You can probably see that I embellished what would normally be the metal parts of the sled, with some Christmas Red Stickles. Next came the Corner Holly Swirls, complete with more of the Xmas Red Stickles on the berries, attached to the lower left and upper right-hand corners of my card. The Holly Leaves were also embellished with a bit of Icicle Stickles by using the tip of the bottle to "paint" them on the leaves. In some cases, I find Stickles easier to work with than Nuvo Drops as they have a transparent base making them perfect when you want a "touch" of sparkle without completely covering the elements in glitter. I added a single of the smallest Bauble Snowflakes in the upper left corner. That left the perfect place for my sentiment.

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The little speckles that are visible on the patterned paper in this photo, are the bits of shimmer in my shimmer mist.  This card really catches the light and I don't feel the picture does it justice! I added little gems to the center of the single snowflake and for the dot on the "i" in Christmas.

For a chance to win your own Merry Christmas Noted Script Craft Die, leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59 pm EST. One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the die. Visit the Outside the Box Blog from Monday, Oct 14th- Sunday, October 20th to see more of the new release and for a chance to win a prize each day. Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00 pm EST. Good luck!

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Thu 17

Blog Blitz Day 4 – Starry Burst, Vintage Varsity Alphabet, Dashing Holiday, Dashing Stripes and Dots by Jean Okimoto

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Holiday Blitz!  Meet my new favorite die - the beautiful, versatile Starry Burst that's perfect for celebrations through the year.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a just-in-time Halloween design for you.

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Cut dark orange cardstock with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  This great set of 16 dies is temporarily out of stock at Memory Box - but it may be available right now at your favorite retailer.  

Diecut the rectangle with the Starry Burst - leave it in the die.  Remove the 5 little stars.  Pressure-emboss it to add extra dimension and shadows  - use the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  Attach pieces of clear tape behind the little star cutouts and brush black glitter onto the exposed adhesive.

Cut Swirling Ghosts from watercolor paper - we're using just 3 of them here.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind them for their eyes.  

Attach lime green duct tape to lightweight cardstock and cut "BOO" with the new Vintage Varsity Alphabet dies.  It's a cool stitched set that's perfectly-sized for cards and tags. Cut the "I" and punch a ¼" circle to create an exclamation mark.

Cut (and punch) the pieces again from black cardstock.  Layer them - slightly offset - for dimension.

Cut accent strips of gray dots (¾" x 4") and gray stripes (1" x 5") from the new Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 set.  

Cut a gray and white plaid strip (¾" x 4-½") from the new Dashing Holiday 6x6 set.  

Attach everything to a side-folded 5-½" square black card. MemoryBoxStarryBurst, MemoryBoxDashingStripesAndDots6x6Prints, MemoryBoxDashingHoliday6x6Prints, MemoryBoxSwirlingGhosts, MemoryBoxVintageVarsityAlphabet, JeanOkimoto, HalloweenDiecuts, HandmadeHalloweenCards, AlphabetDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, DiecutDuctTape

Here's a chance for you to win the great Starry Burst die! Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the Starry Burst.  Visit the blog from Monday, Oct 14th- Sunday, October 20th to see more of the new release and for a chance to win a prize each day.  Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  Good luck!

Thanks for visiting...enjoy creating with the great dies, 6x6 prints and wide (4-½" wide!) washi tapes from our latest release.

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Wed 16

Blog Blitz Day 3 - Watercolor Woodland Wide Washi Tape, Dashing Stripes and Dots, Mini Vintage Varsity Peace by Jean Okimoto

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Welcome to our Holiday Blog Blitz - and a chance to win one of the great new items on today's card!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, introducing our new Watercolor Woodland Wide Washi Tape.  It's a beautiful holiday print with a hand-colored look  - and it's 4-½" wide x 11 yards.  That's a lot of tape for your holiday cards, tags, layouts and collages!  

Although the red stripes are hard to see here - the 24-sheet Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6" set complements the Dashing Holiday 6x6" prints.  You can quickly create 16 beautiful 3-sheet combinations of the prints/stripes/dots for your holiday projects.

The Dashing Holiday set is also designed to work well after the holidays.  The reverse sides of the "very holiday" prints are versatile stripes, plaids and diagonals you can use throughout the year.  

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Attach a strip of Watercolor Woodland Wide Washi Tape to white cardstock.  Cut a section with the 2.6" x 3.6" Pinpoint Rectangle Layer die.  

Cut accent strips of the red (¾" x 3-½") and green (1" x 4") stripes.  Cut a ¾" x 5-½" green dotted accent strip from the reverse of the green stripes.

Attach a strip of lined doublestick tape behind red cardstock and diecut "JOY" using the Mini Vintage Peace Varsity set.  Leave the letters in the die - just remove the tape liners and the center of the "0."  Cut a circle using the 1" Circle Basics die.  Press the letters (still in the die) firmly onto the circle and use a pokey tool to transfer them to the circle.

Attach everything to a green A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card.  Add ¼" punched red glitter dots.

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Want to win a wide roll of the Watercolor Woodland Washi Tape?   Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the washi tape.  Visit the blog from Monday, Oct 14th- Sunday, October 20th to see more of the new release and for a chance to win a prize each day.  Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  Good luck!

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's HOLIDAY GREETINGS - SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress.  Special thanks to Jenny and Ann for your great snacks - we certainly appreciated them after that origami bird!  Thanks to Erin and Lynne for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets too.

Thanks for visiting...don't forget to add your comment to today's post - and all of the design team posts throughout our holiday blitz!

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Mon 14

Blog Blitz Day Two-- Peaceful Snowy Cabin Circle with Antique Holly Label
by Anne Thompson

Welcome to Day Two of the Holiday Blog Blitz.  I am beyond excited about the 2019 Holiday release from Memory Box.  There's PAPER!  And WASHI TAPE!  Lots of new DIES!  And STAMPS!  See the entire 2019 Holiday release here.  Throughout the week members of the Design Team will share some ideas using the newest products.  And you will have a chance to win prizes, too.

I chose to combine the SNOWY CABIN CIRCLE 94332, the ANTIQUE HOLLY LABEL 94334, and the word "PEACE" from the MINI VINTAGE VARSITY PEACE 94338 for this holiday card.  I also incorporated a gray snowy paper from DASHING HOLIDAY PP1001 collection and both dark green distressed dots paper and one with light and dark brown stripes from DASHING STRIPES AND DOTS PP1002.

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I started by cutting the gray snowy paper 4 X 5.25 and then adhered it to the front of a Juniper notecard. 

I die cut the Snowy Cabin Circle two times--once from heavy white cardstock and once from the brown striped paper.  I just popped out the three white pieces and inserted the brown stripey ones to create my log cabin.

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Next I cut the Antique Holly Label from the dark green distressed dots paper.  I LOVE the label dies from Memory Box!  

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Before assembling the card I decided to add yellow windows to the cabin but cutting that area of the die with yellow cardstock so I could pop out the white window panes and insert yellow ones.

I used some Scor-Tape behind the snow and a glue pen on  parts of the cabin to adhere it in the upper right of the card front.  I used a glue pen then to add the brown striped cabin logs, door, and the yellow window panes.  I placed the Antique Holly Label so that it overlapped the cabin scene, gluing down the outline first and then adding the label strip and the holly leaves.

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For the final step I cut "PEACE" from the scrap of gray snowy paper and used the glue pen to place the tiny letters in the label space.

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Want to win your own SNOWY CABIN CIRCLE craft die?  Leave me a comment on this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the die.  Visit the blog from Monday, Oct 14th- Sunday, October 20th to see more of the new release and for a chance to win a prize each day.  Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  Good luck!

Happy Crafting!

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