72 posts categorized "2022 Spring"

06/19/2022

Sun 19

Wishing You the Best with Charlotte Blooms and Leaves
by Anne Thompson

Oops--I'm awfully late posting this!  Sorry... 

Today's card features the CHARLOTTE BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94645 against a SLIM CONFETTI PLATE 94551 background.  The sentiment "WISHING YOU THE BEST" is from the SIGNATURE GREETINGS CL5272 clear stamp set.

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to make this card

  • Start with a white notecard and envelope and one of the yellowy greens from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003.
  • Use the  SLIM CONFETTI PLATE 94551 to cut that cardstock.  Add it to the right front of the notecard and trim as needed to fit.

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  • Cut multiples of the flowers, leaves, and flower centers using the CHARLOTTE BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94645 dies, choosing a yellow for the flowers from the SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002, a different green from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 for the leaves, and cut the flower centers from one of the dark brown plaids from WOODSY PLAID PP1018.

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  • Assemble the flowers however you like and add them to the front of the notecard.

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  • Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of the paper used for the flowers using VersaFine Clair Rain Forest ink.  Trim it either with a coordinating die or detail scissors.

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  • Use foam dots to add the sentiment to the card front.  Tie a coordinating ribbon around the card in the white space on the left edge for additional color and texture.

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That's it!  Another card done that is perfect for so many occasions!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

06/17/2022

Fri 17

Create a Card Front from a Frame by Jean Okimoto

 

 

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Add extra leaves to the center of the Exquisite Leaf Frame and create a botanical background for flowers from our latest releases.  The diecuts from the Exquisite Leaf Set fill the frame and surround the layered blossoms.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another easy way to get more from your Memory Box dies.

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Cut Exquisite Leaf Frame from white cardstock and attach it to a side-folded white A2 card.

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Cut additional leaves from Exquisite Leaf Set - cut 2 of the single leaf.  Trim the bottom right leaf from the 4-leaf diecut.  Attach the extra leaves to the background - the violet asterisks in the photo mark the locations for the added diecuts.  

Cut the flowers from three shades of Vibrant Violet 6x6 pack with the Layered Cosmos and Poppystamps Petite Blooms Flower Set.    Mix and match the layers and centers.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut the cardstock with the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to the card.  Add the flowers and green Christmas Fairy Jewels.

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Adding our new butterflies would be another way to use this techique.  There are so many ways to use the great products in the latest release.  Hope our Design Team posts are inspiring you to create beautiful cards, tags and layouts.

Thanks for visiting - have a safe and happy weekend...

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06/13/2022

Mon 13

Birthday Lavender Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

This month's blog challenge theme is Metallic Mania and I chose to interpret it with Mirror and Glitter papers along with my requisite bit of plaid, the Happy Birthday Posh Script, and the Lavender Bouquet.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope

  • violet mirror paper from RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD FP1003

  • violet plaids from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014

  • bright violet glitter paper from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007

  • LAVENDER BOUQUET 94640

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSH SCRIPT 94588

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to make this card

  • trim a piece of violet mirror paper 5 1/4 X 4 and add to the front of the white notecard

  • trim a piece of violet plaid paper 4 1/4 X 3 and add it on top of the violet mirror paper

  • die cut the Lavender Bouquet from the bright violet glitter paper; glue the stems onto the plaid paper

  • die cut the background of the Happy Birthday Posh Script from a scrap of the violet mirror paper
  • die cut the detailed "Happy Birthday" from a violet plaid scrap and glue it to the violet mirror paper background

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Simple.  Easy to create in multiples.  A design appropriate for any occasion just by changing the sentiment.  Adaptable to many color schemes--there are so many beautiful mirror papers and glitter papers to choose from among the Memory Box products.

Have you come up with a card for this month's Metallic Mania Challenge?  Don't forget to post your work!  We love to see what you create with Memory Box products.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

06/10/2022

Fri 10

Hello with Foiling & Mirror Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this shiny fun "hello" card.

I've used some new and older products, all from Memory Box.

Newly released items used:
94658 "Hello Daily Script"
MBF009 "Sunburst Hot Foil"

Other items:
GEM102 "Winter Fantasy Fairy Gem Stones"
30036 "Stitched Circle Layer Dies"
FP1002 "Vintage Pastel Mirror Paper Pad"
94621 "Pinpoint Daisy Background Die"
JWL005 "Christmas Fairy Jewels"

Here's another look at my card:

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I used Gemini "Aurora" foil with the "Sunburst Hot Foil Die" on black card stock and then cut it our with a circle die. I cut a mat for it with the next larger die from silver mirror card stock. Next I cut the "hello" word die from black, silver, and peach mirror card stock, and the bigger shadow outline "hello" die from the black circle.

I pieced the "hello" parts to together, even inserting the little black foiled pieced around the "h" and the "o" so you can see the whole foiled sunburst. Next I took an A2 size piece of card stock and used the "Pinpoint Daisy Die" to get a fun dotted background for my card.

I added the circle element in the bottom right corner, cut the excess off and put left over pieces on the top and left side of the card. To finish my card I added large and small jewels to the ends of the rays in the foiled sunburst pattern with the sentiment in it.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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06/09/2022

Thu 09

Miss You Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have a bright and fun card for you featuring the new Stella Butterfly and Background Die Set.

I started with a piece of white cardstock and used Distress Inks to create a blended background.  

Next, I inked the Rose Bouquet stamp with white pigment ink and stamped it on top of my blended background.  This created a soft texture to the background.

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I die cut one of the Nested Globes dies from the background and adhered it to a Pinpoint Leaf Plate background that I die cut from white cardstock.

The butterfly outlines were die cut from black cardstock and the butterfly background was cut from vellum.  I glued only the center of the butterfly outline to the the vellum and adhered them to my card.

Next I die cut the words "Miss You" from white cardstock and the shadow from black cardstock.  I glued the words to the black shadow die cut and adhered it to the card.

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I glued the card front to a black cardstock mat and adhered it to a white card base.

I added some Fairy Gemstones to finish the card, and that's it for today!

Thanks so much stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

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06/07/2022

Tue 07

Woodgrain Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Say thanks with a splash of flowers and leaves from our latest releases - layered over a faux tile woodgrain background.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for anyone who loves flowers.

To create the look of woodgrain tiles with the White Woodgrain Paper Pack - score it in 1" sections.  Lay it on a hard, flat surface and brayer it with Starlite Black Brilliance (used here) or Graphite Black Brilliance. The debossed scorelines won't receive the brayered ink.  Trim it to 5-¼" x 2-⅜".  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Diecut Charlotte Blooms and Leaves, Ruffled Blooms and Layered Fresh Flowers from red and pink 6x6's in the Berry Red Collection. 

Cut the 6-stem Lavender Bouquet piece and the leaves from the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves sets from the Lush Green Collection sheets.  

Cut the flower centers from the Charlotte and Ruffled Blooms sets from the dark blue/black sheet in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on a Lush Green sheet with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it with the tab die that's part of the stamp set.

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Attach the leaves and flowers to the background.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Gather your Memory Box flower dies and cut a stash of them from our 6x6 paper collections.  Cut some leaves too.  They'll be ready for your next card, layout or mixed media project.  Make some quick gift tags too.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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05/31/2022

Tue 31

Thank You with Sunshine Daisy Stems
by Angie Cimbalo


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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this fun thank you card made with newly released dies and hot foil dies.  Here's a close up look at my card:
 
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   To make my card I smooshed purple and pink Distress Inks and water onto watercolor card then trimmed the panel to A2 size.  I added a strip of washi tape to the left side and then more to a piece of vellum to use to cut the flowers from.  I added a thin black strip of card stock next to the washi tape and then cut the new "Sunshine Daisy Stems" from black card and from the washi tape /vellum combo.  I layered the black outline flower on top of the floral washi tape/vellum combo and then cut off the vellum stems and just left the black ones .  I added the flowers to the watercolor panel and then I used the new "Posh Thank You" hot foil plate with some Gemini "Aurora" foil on black card to made the sentiment.  After adhering the whole watercolor panel to the card base, I added a few pastel jewels to the front of the card and added the whole panel to an A2 card base.
 
Here's one last look at my card:
 
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I hope you enjoyed my card for today!  I had so much fun creating it!  Be sure to check out the whole new release from Memory Box, it's got so many beautiful items in it!  
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
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05/30/2022

Mon 30

Ava Butterflies with Bouquet Blooms and Leaves
by Anne Thompson

Here's a butterfly card for today that features the AVA BUTTERFLIES 94643 layered to make one lovely butterfly flitting over a field of BOUQUET BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94652.

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materials used

  • AVA BUTTERFLIES 94643
  • BOUQUET BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94652
  • HELLO STREAMLINED SCRIPT 94540
  • FRESH AQUA COLLECTION SP1004
  • LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014
  • CLEAR FAIRY DROPS DRP101

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to make this card

  • trim one of the light blue plaid papers to 5 1/4 X 4 and add it to the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Ava Butterflies twice from one of the dark teal cardstock papers; adhere the small ones on top of the larger ones
  • die cut the Bouquet Blooms twice from a light blue cardstock and the leaves twice from an olive green cardstock
  • orient the notecard to have a top fold
  • glue a variety of the blooms scattered across the card front and tuck in some of the leaves near the blooms
  • add various sizes of the Clear Fairy Drops to the flower centers and use three of the smallest Clear Fairy Drops to make a body on the butterfly

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  • die cut the Hello Streamlined Script from a scrap of dark teal cardstock; glue it to the upper left area on the card front
  • use a large glue dot or foam dot to add the butterfly to the right, hovering above the flowers

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I tucked the second butterfly inside the card where I will write a message. 

I'm not usually a butterfly person but I love this Ava Butterflies 94643 die set as well as the Stella Butterfly and Background 94635 that I used on yesterday's cards.  I know these are dies I am going to reach for again and again because of the lovely embossed details on the wings of both Ava and Stella.  

It's Memorial Day today in the United States, a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered.  Dad and I put red, white, and blue flowers and a flag on his brother's grave this weekend and I will put my Uncle John's Purple Heart on display in a place of honor. And I will thank my 99-year-old dad for his service on the European front lines in World War II.

Anne Signature

05/29/2022

Sun 29

Stella Butterflies with Plaids and Solids
by Anne Thompson

I made two cards for today that feature the STELLA BUTTERFLY AND BACKGROUND 94635 using coordinating plaids and solids.  First up is one in shades of violet against a blue watercolor sky.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • watercolor paper and blue watercolor to create a background trimmed to 5 1/4 X 4
  • STELLA BUTTERFLY AND BACKGROUND 94635
  • VIBRANT VIOLET COLLECTION SP1007
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014
  • CLEAR FAIRY DROPS DRP101

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to make this card

  • paint a piece of watercolor paper with a light blue watercolor; trim to 5 1/4 X 4 when dry and adhere to the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Stella Butterfly and Background from a piece of  violet plaid paper and again from a piece of coordinating violet cardstock from the Vibrant Violet Collection
  • put the butterflies together--I used a glue pen--one with the plaid background and the detailed plain violet one on top with the plaid body and the other with the violet background and the detailed plaid one on top with the plain violet body; add them to the notecard
  • use the smallest Clear Fairy Drops for the butterfly heads and then add a few Clear Fairy Drops in the other sizes scattered on the blue background

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The second card uses plaids in brown and coral.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • STELLA BUTTERFLY AND BACKGROUND 94635
  • brown plaid from WOODSY PLAID PP1018
  • two coral plaids from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013
  • CLEAR FAIRY DROPS DRP101

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to make this card

  • cover the front of the notecard with a piece of coral plaid paper
  • die cut the Stella Butterfly and Background from a piece of  dark brown plaid paper and again from a piece of coral plaid
  • put the butterflies together--I used a glue pen--one with the brown plaid background and the detailed coral one on top with the brown plaid body and the other with the coral background and the detailed brown plaid one on top with the coral plaid body; add them to the notecard
  • use the smallest Clear Fairy Drops for the butterfly heads and then add a few Clear Fairy Drops in the other sizes scattered on the coral background

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I'll be back tomorrow with more cards.  Butterflies?  Maybe...

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

05/21/2022

Sat 21

The May Collection…New Poppy Stems and Foiled Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Happy weekend!  Hi - Jean Okimoto here, discovering more ways to combine the great new dies from our May Collection.  Ruffled Poppy Stem (on the left) and Sweet Poppy Stem complement each other on a simple slimline. A delicate hot-foiled diecut Posh Thank You balances the bright bold blossoms with classic gold and black.

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Cut Ruffled Poppy Stem from a teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut Sweet Poppy Stem from a pinkish red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the flower centers from Black Glossy Paper.  Assemble the poppies - add dimension with foamtape between the layers.  

Cut Kraft Woodgrain Paper with the 6-¾" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut aqua and coral strips with the two smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers dies.  Diecutting simple layered accent strips creates smooth crisp edges and perfect proportions - without tedious measuring.

Foil and diecut Posh Thank You following the directions for your machine.  The classic greeting would be great with any of the floral or butterfly diecuts from the May Collection.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The new Sweet Poppy Stem, Ruffled Poppy Stem and Graceful Poppy Stems are simple and elegant individually - or combined for more impact.  The stems will be great with other floral diecuts too - like the Ruffled Blooms and layered blossoms from earlier releases.  They'll be classic, versatile additions to your collection of Memory Box floral dies.  

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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