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22 posts from February 2024

Fri 23

Spring Cheer and Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

 

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Extra petals become buds for a spring greeting featuring the new Clara Blooms and Solid Core 6x6 Collections. They're arranged on a gold-speckled background created to match the new Black Circle Thank You Foil Greeting Tabs.  Hi, Jean here with a floral Friday idea to start your weekend.

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Cut Clara Blooms from two shades of peachy-pink Blush Collection 6x6's.  Cut the centers from black cardstock.  Assemble two large and one medium blossom.  Trim the petals of the extra blossom to create buds.

Ciut Backyard Floral Stems from a medium-green 6x6 in the new Greenery Collection.  

Glue two pieces of white cardstock together for dimension and diecut them with the second-largest Circle Basics die.  Trim about ½" from one side with the largest Square Basics die for a crisp, smooth edge.  Add a few dotty specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then finish it off with a heat-tool.  Attach it to a top-folded white A2 card.

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Attach the Fresh Cut Stems, Clara Blooms and buds - use bits of foam tape for some of the petals. Add a Black Circle Tab Thank You with foam tape.

The variety and versatility of Memory Box's floral collection is like having a huge year-round cutting garden in the back yard.  It's always in bloom and ready for your next project!

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend -

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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Thu 22

Cute Animal Easter Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! I have another Easter card using the latest spring release featuring the Layered Lamb and Chicks dies.

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Animals:

Die cut the Layered Lamb from white card stock.  Use the top face die cut as a stencil and ink blend with Oxide Saltwater Taffy and a black gel pen for the  eyes and nose.  Ink blend the lower 2 layers of wool with Wendy Vecki Sky Blue ink.  Making the body darker then the 2nd layer.  Ink blend the legs with Clair VersaFine Nocturne ink.  Adhere together with glue using the envelope as a guide.  Die cut the Layered Chicks from the lightest yellow from the Sunrise Solid Core Card Stock.  Use the top face die cut as a stencil and ink blend with Oxide Carved Pumpkin along with the feet.  Adhere the body to the feet.  

Frame:

Die cut the Celeste Plate from white card stock.  Cut the center with a middle size Rectangle Basic die and a A2 size white panel.  Use that die and the next large die to die cut a frame from white card stock.  Adhere on top of the die cut Celeste Plate.  Adhere the frame to the die cut A2 size frame.  Add foam tape to back of frame:  Die cut Happy Easter Curled Script from the lightest yellow paper from the Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock 2x. Adhere together and then adhere to the center top and bottom of the frame.

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Background:

Cut a light blue paper from Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock to just larger then the frame cut out.  Cut a mid-tone green from the Greenery Solid Core Cardstock to the same size.  Use the Wild Grass Border to create a 1" tall grass and a 1/4' tall grass.  Adhere the shorter grass to behind the frame die cut and then the taller grass to the back ground.

Assembly:

Adhere the background to a white A2 size card.  Adhere the lamp to the center and the chicks to either side in the air.  Adhere the frame on top. Adhere eggs from the Woven Basket of eggs in various colors from the Solid Core Cardstock in between the grasses.  

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Wed 21

Celebrate Easter with the Sitting Sparrow by Jean Okimoto

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A watercolored Sitting Sparrow welcomes spring with a nestful of glittery eggs and delicate budding branches.  These great new designs are from February's Spring Cheer Collection of dies, 6x6 solid-core cardstock assortments, 3D embossing folders, layering stencils, clear stamp and die sets and versatile time-saving Foil Greeting Tabs.  Hi, Jean here with an Easter slimline card featuring more of these great new items.

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Found a piece of pastel watercolored paper in my stash and loved the soft spring pastels!  Cut Sitting Sparrow from the watercolored paper.  Cut the beak backing section from an orange-yellow Sunrise 6x6 sheet.  Color the area for the eye with a black marker.  Assemble the sparrow and attach the beak section behind the head.

Cut and assemble Bird's Nest from light kraft cardstock.

Cut Berry Branches and Leaves from a Greenery 6x6 sheet.  Save the leaves for another project.

Cut the eggs from the new Woven Basket of Eggs set.  The blue eggs are from the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  The pink, yellow and green eggs are from Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Cut the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle from yellow cardstock.

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Cut the new Happy Easter Curled Script from the Greenery 6x6.  All of the new 6x6 color assortments are 110 lb. carstock - sturdy and perfect for cutting delicate greetings!

 

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Attach the diecuts to a yellow slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for Sitting Sparrow.  Add green Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The links for Happy Easter Curled Script and Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles will be added as soon as they're fixed.

Thanks for visiting...hope these colorful spring ideas will brighten your winter days!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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Tue 20

Bunny & Lamb Easter Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a fun critter Easter card made with the new Hippity Hoppity Bunny die 94728 and the Layered Lamb die 94730.  I also used the Happy Easter Dover Script Happy Easter 94729.  Here's a close up look:

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I cut a piece of Spring Plaid paper PP1012 and inked the edges with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink first.  Then I cut the critter pieces and sentiment from white card stock and then colored some of the parts and the sentiment with alcohol markers.

I popped the purple plaid panel on foam tape for dimension and then added fairy jewels to the card front.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today, I had a lot of fun creating it.  Be sure to check out the whole release, it's super cute!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Mon 19

Happy Easter Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features new products from the 2024 Spring Cheer Release.

I began by die cutting the Vertical Line Collage on the left side of a white cardstock panel.  Next, I adhered it to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

The Layered Chicks were die cut from colored cardstock, glued together and adhered to the card with foam tape.

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The Happy Easter was die cut from black cardstock and glued to the card front.

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That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Donnasignature

 

 

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Sun 18

Festive Bunny Happy Easter
by Anne Thompson

I have an Easter card for today's post that features the dressed up Festive Bunny from the newest Memory Box collection--Festive Spring Cheer.

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to make this card

  • start by selecting one of the plaid papers from Anemone Plaid, trim it to 5 1/4 X 4 and add it to the front of a white note card  (mine is a top-fold card)
  • die cut all of the Festive Bunny parts--the body of the bunny from two shades of gray or brown cardstock; the vest and the arms that show the gloves from white cardstock; the coat parts from two shades of violet cardstock
  • assemble the bunny body and add a black jewel for his eye
  • and then dress the bunny--I actually put the clothes together and added them to the bunny as a completed unit
  • use dimensional foam to attach the bunny to the left side of the note card

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  • die cut the Berry Branches and Leaves from one of the dark teal cardstocks
  • add the branches to the upper right corner of the note card and then add the leaves at the branch tips
  • add Fairy Jewels to each of the berries on the branches
  • die cut the Happy Easter Curled Script from a scrap of the same cardstock used for the darkest color of the coat
  • use a glue pen to add it to the lower right part of the note card

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Here's another look at the finished card.

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Be sure to look at the Idea Book and the Catalog on the Memory Box website.  And  keep checking the Outside the Box blog for more inspiration from the design team members.  We have lots of ideas for celebrating spring! Happy Crafting!  

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Sat 17

Happy Easter with Cute Layered Bunny
Theary Chea

Hello there! My name is Theary, and Today, I am sharing a card I created using the amazing products from the Spring Cheer release. 

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To start the card project, I die-cut the following products out of white-colored cardstock. (94727 Cute Layered Bunny, 94732 Woven Basket of Eggs, and 94638 Backyard Floral Stems) I also die-cut the eggs from 94732 Woven Basket of Eggs out of Gold Cardstock from GP1007 6 x 6 pad.

I adhere the pieces together using liquid adhesive and use alcohol markers and premium dye ink to add colors. 

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Copic colors used: 

BV13, BV17, BV11

YR15, YG17, YG67, YG13, YR18, Y19, Y15

BG49, B02, BG45, BG53, B04, B06

RV34, R32, R43, R08, R17, R46, R43

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To create the background, I used a 94672 A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set and die-cut one of the rectangles out of white cardstock. I then used a cloud stencil with a blue ink pad and a blending brush to create the cloudy background. To create the grass, I used alcohol markers to create blades of grass going upward. 

Copic markers used for grass: G07, G08, G03

I then started adhering all the pieces together and added them to the cloudy scene. I used a combination of liquid adhesive and foam squares. 

I die-cut 94731 Happy Easter Curled Script out of black cardstock for the sentiment. 

I added highlights and details using a white gel pen throughout the card panel. 

To finish off the card, I adhered it to a top folding card base that I scored at every quarter inch on a scoreboard to create some texture. 

And that's it!

I hope you found some inspiration in this post, and I can't wait to share my next project with you. Have a wonderful day!

 

 

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Fri 16

Spring Cheer Collection is Here! by Jean Okimoto

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Meet the sweetest new members of the Memory Box family of dies!  They're from the just-released Spring Cheer Collection - Layered Lamb, Layered Chicks and Layered Bunny - ready for your spring and Easter projects.  The release also includes 4 beautiful, vivid 6x6 solid-core 110# cardstock color assortments perfect for diecutting, stamping, embossing and foiling.  Hi, Jean here with my first of many designs from this wonderful collection.  

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Cut Layered Lamb from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Color the legs with a dark gray marker.  Color the areas for the ears, muzzle and eyes with pale pink watercolors and a black marker.  Set the diecuts aside to dry.

Cut Layered Chicks from pale yellow and two shades of orange in the Sunrise 6x6 pack.  Color the eye areas with a black marker.

Cut Cute Layered Bunny from Open Studio Watercolor Paper and gray cardstock.  Color the eye area with a black marker.

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Here's a quick and easy way to cut the eggs from the Woven Basket of Eggs set.  Cut ½" wide strips of the peachy-pink, green and blue 6x6 sheets in the Blush, Greenery and Lagoon packs.  Tape them together and diecut them all at once.  Cut the basket from light kraft cardstock.

Cut Happy Easter Dover Script from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut pale blue cardstock with the 2.9" x 7.9" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a pale blue slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the bottom edge of the basket.  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

These adorable spring diecuts are great for shower, new baby and birthday cards too.  The new 6x6 collections make it easy to coordinate and layer the perfect colors for any season.  Or trim them with the A2 card-sized Rectangle Basics, Wrapped Stitched Rectangle or A2 Rectangle Frames dies - then attach them to plain white A2 cards for custom-colored cards! 

Thanks for visiting...hope this spring card and happy colors are the beginning of a great, crafty weekend for you!  See you with another design from our new collection on Tuesday!

Jeansignature-3

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Thu 15

Easter bunny with Basket Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! The new spring release from Memory Box is today and so many wonderful dies.  Easter is coming early and I'm starting on my cards now.  I have a card featuring the new Festive Bunny,

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Bunny:

Die cut the Festive Bunny from cream card stock. Die cut the coat and vest from Blush Solid Core Card stock pack pink and burgundy papers.  Ink blend the bunny body with Oxide Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  Use a black gel ben for the eyes.  Ink blend the clothes with Oxide Saltwater Taffy and Age Mahogany. Adhere together with liquid glue.

Basket:

Die cut the Woven Basket of Eggs from cream card stock and the eggs from various colors of the Solid Core Card Stock packs.  Ink blend the basket with Oxide Antique Linen and then shade with Vintage Photo.  Adhere the eggs behind the basket iwht the eggs.  Adhere foam tape to the center of the basket.

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Background:

Die cut the branches from the Berry Branches and Leaves from cream card stock 4 times.  Ink blend with Oxide Antique Linen.  

Assembly:

Adhere the Berry Branches in a circle around the background of a A2 size card.  Die cut a brown and blue plaid with gold paper from the Poinsettia Plaid paper pack with the 3rd largest die from the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles.  Ink blend the center with Oxide Saltwater Taffy and the edges with Oxide Vintage Photo. Adhere to the center with foam tape.  Eat the bunny and basket to the center.  Die cut the Happy Easter Curled Script 2x from cream card stock.  Adhere together with glue.  Cut just the "Happy" from the white gold Happy Birthday tabs and ink blend with Oxide Antique Linen.  Adhere to the front of the upper right side of the plaid paper.  

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Wed 14

Anemone Bird House
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  It may be Valentine’s Day, but my card is not. 😂   I have a simple card with all the spring feels to share today using  Anemone Blooms and Elegant Anemone dies from the Anemone collection with the Woodgrain Bird House and Leaf Bunches  dies from the 2023 Christmas collection.  

All pieces were die cut from white cardstock paper and ink blended with dye inks using blending brushes.  Wilted Violet and Stormy Sky distress inks (DI) were used for the anemone flowers, Black Soot DI was used for shading on the bird house and two gradient green color dye inks from Altenew were used for the leaf bunches. 

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Trimmed a 3/8” strip from white woodgrain paper for the bird house post and added shading to it as well using Black Soot DI.  Lightly ink blended Milled Lavender DI to the bottom of an A2 size Bristol panel before assembling the card onto a white card base.  I was going to leave the card blank, but went digging in my bits bag and found this Poppy Stamp gold foil Modest Greetings 1 sentiment that works nicely for many occasions.  

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Well, that does it for my card.  Get ready for a brand new release tomorrow.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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