108 posts categorized "2020 Christmas Collection"


Sat 25

Spread Cheer Snowman
by Michelle Bala


Merry Christmas my crafty friends!!!! I hope you and family are safe and blessed this holiday season!!! 

Today's card is a mix of new and older releases. I used two patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad, Dashing Holiday, as the base. Attach the ribbon and create the bow. The bow is made from a separate piece of ribbon and adhered later. Die cut the snowman and use the mid sized Double Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a frame around the snowman. I used the largest Double Stitched Rectangle Die to create the frame. 

After I assembled the card, I embossed the sentiments from the stamp set, Festive Christmas Greetings. I adhered the die cut elements and sentiment strips with foam adhesive. I added some clear fairy drops. I embellished the bow with some bakers twine and bells. Adhere the bow with a glue gun.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sat 20

Peaceful Serene Bird
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with this lovely holiday card using lots of products from both the 2021 and 2020 Holiday releases on this one card. Here's a another look:

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First I took the EF1021 Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder and an through debased side using Versamark and clear embossing powder then melting it with heat gun for a glossy look. Then I ran and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink pad over the raised areas. That created the backdrop for my card.

I cut the 94482 Knotted Circle Wreaths craft die from black and white and pieced it together for a frame for my bird. The greenery behind the bird is a combination of 94481 Forest Pine Branch craft die and 94487 Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs craft die, all die cut and inked with different concentrations of the same Distress Ink. The bird die is from the 94620 Serene Bird and Branch craft die, cut from glitter paper from the GP1008 Majestic Hues Glitter Pad. The sentiment was stamped heat embossed in white and popped up on foam tape. It's from the CL5273D Festive Christmas Greetings clear stamp and die set.  Lastly I added some berries with some Christmas Fairy Crystals.

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I hope you like my card for today! And I hope I have inspired you to create some lovely holiday cards with these Memory Box products. I have affiliated links at no extra cost to you listed below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!







Wed 17

Pine Cone Joy
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some of the fun Pine Cone dies and Pine Needle dies from Memory Box. 

I used: Large Pine Cone Die, Smooth Pine Cones Die, Gentle Pine Needle Sprig, and Pine Needle Trio.

I die cut them using Copic friendly paper. I colored them with Copic Markers in shades G43 G46 G29 (pine needles), E23 E27 E29 (large pine cone), 

W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 (small pine cones).


I used the Pinpoint Snowflake Plate Die to emboss a piece of water color paper. I assembled the card and layered the pine cones and pine needles. I added a red twine bow and some Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue in Dewdrop.30

Lastly, I added the Joy Posh Script Die. I used a piece of red glitter from the Glitzy Glitter Pad.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Sun 31

Happy Halloween
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Happy Halloween to you!!! Michelle here, sharing a spooky cute card! I layered the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer Die over the Winter Tree Oval Frame Die. The sentiments are from the stamp set, Halloween Pumpkin.


I die cut both the Winter Tree and Haunted Entrance and colored the images with Copic Markers. 

Grass: YG23 YG25 YG17 G28; Trees: E27 E29; Windy Sky: B63 B66 B69; Pumpkins: YR04 YR07 YR09 YG17; Bats and Gate: C5 C7 C8; 

Oval Frame: B69; Dome Frame: C3.


I assembled the layers using foam adhesive. I added some Silver Lumina Glitter Glue to the bats and gates. I embossed the sentiments onto a piece of blue paper from the Ocean Blue Collection. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy your day with family and friends!

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Mon 10

Tool Shed Guy Cards
by Anne Thompson

I need a lot of cards to send out to guys this month and the new TOOL SHED EMBOSSING FOLDER EF 1019 is perfect!  


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I still have quite a lot of Christmas Plaid paper left from the holidays because I love the plaids and bought so many pads of it.  I took plaids that I thought worked well with the embossed charcoal paper and that had a masculine feel to them.  

I chose one of the darkest colors in the Earth Neutral Collection to use with the Tool Shed Embossing Folder.  Using a sanding block on the embossed image reveals bits of white which adds interest and highlights details on the various tools.

The simplest card has the red plaid paper behind the embossed panel.

The next one has a green/black/thin red stripe plaid behind the embossed panel with a ribbon tied around the folded edge.

The most involved card has the black and white check background behind the embossed panel with another strip of the plaid on top, finished with a gingham bow and some black pearls.


To change things up a bit on a few more cards, I used the new WHITE WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44001 with the Tool Shed embossing folder.


These all-occasion cards are just what I need for my card stash in May.  And leftovers can be used for Father's Day cards in June!

Happy Crafting!

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Mon 25

Valentine Treat Pouches
by Anne Thompson

I made some cute little valentine treat pouches using the Christmas Plaid papers and several of the dies from the Valentines 2021 collection.  Each pouch is made from one 6x6 double-sided piece of paper--perfect for using any of the Memory Box 6x6 paper pads. 

You use a simple diaper fold to create the pouches--there are lots of tutorials and videos online and examples on pinterest.  I followed the instructions on the Splitcoast Stampers blog:  Fold your paper in half on the diagonal to make a triangle.  You then take one of the lower corners of the triangle and fold it over to the middle of the other triangle side.  Take the other lower corner of your triangle and fold it over to the middle of the opposite side.  Take one layer of your top corner and fold it down to create your pouch.

I found it was helpful to use a bone folder on the creases.  Sometimes the paper did split a little (and shhh... I just covered those spots with hearts).  I also secured down the folded over pieces with double-sided tape.  The heavier paper makes for very sturdy pouches.  

The fun part is then decorating and filling each pouch.  I made four for this post.


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Whatever hearts I cut from plaid papers I also cut from white or off-white cardstock and off-set the plaid papers on top.  I made a bunch of hearts this way first, using some of the same papers on the pouches and adding in some other plaids that coordinated well.  Then I attached those doubled-up hearts to the pouches using Glue Dots or double-sided tape, at least one larger one inside the pouch peeking out and several on the outside.  I added ribbon bows and pearls or red gems to some of the hearts.  I die cut the sentiments "Sending LOVE" and "HUGS" from white cardstock and used a glue pen to adhere them to more of the plaid paper scraps which I then mounted on another layer of white cardstock before tucking them into the pouches.  For the "BIG Hugs" one, I just attached the sentiment to the large heart tucked in the pouch.  I added some foil-wrapped chocolate hearts to each pouch to finish up.



Think I will make more of the small ones for candy treats or tea and some bigger ones using larger squares for holding other treats like hot chocolate, s'mores fixings, microwave popcorn...so many possibilities!  

Happy Crafting!

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Mon 18

Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Chocolate Hearts Cards
by Anne Thompson

I need a bunch of thank you cards, I've got all of these great new dies from Memory Box Valentines 2021, and there are two bags of chocolate hearts in the cupboard.  Hmmm... 


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I added plaid papers to the fronts of the three notecards.  I figured out how many chocolate hearts I wanted on each card and chose dies the right size from the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies set, placed them on top of the plaid papers and cut right through the card fronts.  Then I used large glue dots to secure the hearts into the openings.  I used the punched out pieces to decorate an envelope for each card.  I cut the sentiments from an extra notecard and added them with glue onto the card fronts.

And that's it!  Easy peasy!  I'm going to gently secure all the chocolate hearts to enough cards so that I won't be tempted to eat them myself.  Mom and I can use them for thank you notes to her caregivers and tuck them into valentine baskets for friends and neighbors.  Guess we will hand-deliver these unless I include them in boxes to send to relatives and friends we may not see before Valentine's Day.


I like how the hearts pop up from the inside of the card, and there is still plenty of room to write a message as well.  You could also use the same idea to make tags that could be attached to valentine packages.  

Happy Crafting!

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Mon 11

Sending Love Cards
by Anne Thompson

I decided this week to make some valentines that use products from the Valentines 2021 new collection as well as some favorites from the Christmas 2020 release.  I love that so many of the holiday 6X6 papers are perfect for valentines and a lot of the dies can be used beyond Christmas as well.  I made three cards that all use the same dies with different paper combinations.  The WOODGRAIN HEART 94552 is the centerpiece on each one.

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Card Two


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Card Three


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So even though we've moved into a new year and a focus on upcoming holidays, don't forget to look at some of what you have left from past projects to see how things might be repurposed.

Happy Crafting!

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Tue 29

Let it Snow
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a winter scene. I used a few dies to create this scene: Wooded Glen Collage Die, Snowglobe Backer Die, Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die, and Spirit of Christmas Stamp Set.


These are the steps I followed:

Trim card base to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and ink up the base with broken china, salty ocean and blue print sketch distress oxide inks.

Next, secure the stitch rectangle die to a piece of white cardstock.  Place the wooded glen collage die in the center of the stitch rectangle die and secure. Run through your die cutting machine. Die cut the tree tops seperately. Die cut the deer.

I used Copic Markers to color the trees and deer. I used shades E41, E42, E43, E44, E49; G40, G43, G46, G99. 

I adhered the tree tops to the tree trunks.  Stamp the sentiment with black ink. Than adhere the die cut stitch rectangle panel to the card base with foam tape. 

I splattered some white paint over the card base. Allow to dry than adhere the deer. For a finishing touch I scattered some sequins.


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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Mon 28

Shiny Foil Pinpoint Burst and Bubble Circles to Celebrate the New Year
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time going through my Memory Box supplies to find dies I could use to create some cards for the New Year, something that looked celebratory.  I decided to use the PINPOINT BURST PLATE 94514 cut from foil paper as the background for some BUBBLE CIRCLES 94439.

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I used silvery foil from the POLISHED FOIL PACK FP1001 and used the full size of the Pinpoint Burst Plate to cover the front of a white A2 notecard.  I added Bubble Circles cut from a green plaid from the CHRISTMAS PLAID  6X6 pad PP1009.  I'm still looking for my CELEBRATE CURSIVE SCRIPT die 94393 which I know is here somewhere and will be the perfect sentiment to add to the front of this card.

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For this one I trimmed a little bit off each edge of the blue foil Pinpoint Burst design to expose a border of the white notecard.  I added silver foil Bubble Circles.  I also put a single silver foil candle in the center of the Burst using the TALL BIRTHDAY CANDLES 94395 die.  

I made two more similar cards and found a discontinued clear stamp set from Poppystamps that I cut apart to make the two sentiments.


Happy New Year!  I'm sure we are all looking forward to whatever 2021 has in store for us!  

Happy Crafting!

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