70 posts categorized "Alphabet Dies"


Wed 12

by Lindsay


Today I have a colorful snowy card to share with you using some fabulous dies from the 2016 Holiday release! My mind doesn't want to embrace the snow right now, but on a card? I think I might be able to handle it. Let's see what I did, shall we?


I first die cut the Frostyville Snowburst die twice, with white card stock. I set that aside, and worked on inking my card base with shades of yellow, orange, and pink. 

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I then did a bit of trimming, and adhered both die cuts to the top, and bottom portion of the card. I then took a bit of sparkle embossing powder, and some Versamark ink (a clear sticky ink) and made my own sparkly paper. From that, I die cut snowflakes from the Snowdrift Breeze die, as well as the word Peace from the Peace Love and Joy Tiles die. 


I also ran the Peace die through with foam, and adhered the glittered letters to them. I then popped them out, and adhered the words to the card front.



Running the die through fun foam is a really easy way to get dimension without having to stack individual tiny letters with liquid glue! I hope you give it a try on your next project. 


Thanks so much for sticking with me today! I hope you were inspired, and get a chance to create something you love!




Sat 02

Watercolor a Memory Box and Open Studio Calendar - #3
by Jean Okimoto


Ready for the next three months of our Memory Box and Open Studio watercolored calendar?   Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope these warm summer colors will help brighten this wintery day!


Cut three more Pinpoint Rectangle Layers from watercolor paper.  Paint one of them with blue and turquoise Peerless Watercolors.  Cut Breezy Waves and the smallest Stitched Star Layer from red cardstock.  Stamp Articles Ledger on a scrap of watercolor paper with Majestic Blue VersaFine.  Dry the ink and cut another small star.  Attach large light blue sequins.


Cut Blooming Lotus Background  from watercolor paper.  Paint it with Peerless Watercolors.  Cut Blooming Lotus Outline from orange cardstock.   Using the outline diecut as a guide, lightly mark the oval center of the background diecut with a pencil.  Paint the center yellow.  Dry the ink, then cover the center with glue and sprinkle it with Martha Stewart Crafts Lemon Drop Glitter.  Assemble the lotus and trim the left edge.  Attach it to the background, add the calendar and green and gold sequins.


Create a back to school theme with some geometry and alphabets for September.  Cut the approximately 3" Open Studio Octagon Layer from watercolor paper and paint it with Peerless Watercolors.  Dry it and stamp it with Open Studio Pensive Alphabet and Spanish Olive VersaFine.  Dry the ink, then cut it with five of the smaller Octagon Layers.  Lightly ink the outer edges of each section  with Spanish Olive and reassemble the octagon.  Place a strip of Scor-Tape behind green cardstock and cut the first five letters of Alphabet Soup.   Attach everything to the background and add copper sequins

Thanks for visiting - hope you'll stop by again this evening for the October, November and December designs as we complete our watercolored calendar!


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Wed 21

Halloween Sideshow and Alphabet Soup Wordgame
by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxModernTileBackground-MemoryBoxAlphabetSoup-OpenStudioHalloweenSideshow-JeanOkimoto-ImagineCrafts-Halloween-ImpressCardsAndCraftsCreate a fun wordgame card with the Modern Tile Background and Alphabet Soup dies - and our favorite skeleton-guy from the Open Studio Halloween Sideshow Stamp and Die Sets.  

Our Winter 2015 Collection has so many cool, versatile Halloween stamps and dies to chose from - we need a few more weeks before the big day arrives.  View the catalog here.

Big thanks to Jacky C - for her smart comment about making Scrabble-style tiles with the background die.  Thanks also to design teamer Jennifer for reminding me about the Alphabet Soup die set - it's great with the little tiles.  35 perfect little tiles each time you run it through the machine!

My all-time favorite black inkpad - VersaFine Onyx Black did it again - and the Memento Markers made it quick and easy to color his eyes for the right touch of creepiness.

Send someone the completed card - or just attach the skeleton and sequins and toss the little alphabet tiles into a poly bag  - and have them assemble the words.  What would you do?


Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed directions and other fall card designs.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great autumn evening!



Tue 01

Swirling Ghosts - Boo



Good Morning,  it's Tuesday and the kids are back in school, summer has returned and all is right with the world......  Soon enough though we will be headed into Fall and with Fall comes Halloween obviously one of my favorite holiday's.  It can be so fun and cute!  I cannot get enough.

Today's fun Halloween card uses the Swirling Ghosts 99192 along with Uppercase Alphabet Soup 99154 and the Tilted Frames 99194 to create the word BOO this is all layered onto circles from Studio Circle Layers 30016 and Pinpoint Scalloped Circles 30050.  The Black dot is a Memory Box Signature Pattern.   I do love how it turned out.  It became a square card which is even cuter.  With a black pen and a glaze pen I have added a  bit more interest.


Hope everyone is enjoying the first day of September!  Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!


Wed 19

Merry Evergreen Christmas!


Hello all,

I know it is August but here in San Diego we are in the middle of a heat wave and I had to focus on cooler things so I created this fun card focused on winter times with the evergreen trees in Christmas colors!


I had a great deal of fun creating this card using the Simple Evergreen Frame die, Evergreen Trio die, the 'christmas' part of the Curved Merry Christmas die and the Upper Case Alphabet Soup Die.


I used the Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen to add some snow to the tips of the edges of the trees. I popped the trio of evergreens on the front with foam tape to give them some dimension too. Oh and I used a little crystal bling to dot the 'i' in Christmas! I have a hard time doing cards without using some bling after all!



Tue 18

Pinecone and Greenery Joy

Welcome back, card lovers!

The focus of my card today is the new Pinecone and Greenery die:



Memory Box dies (Pinecone and Greenery, Parker Alphabet), patterned paper, cardstock (Kraft, Thistle, Vanilla Bean); Ink: Ranger Distress embossing; Embossing Powder: Wow; Accents: sequins (Cartwright), gems (Mark Richards), wood veneer star (Studio Calico), ribbon 



  1. Make 4.25" x 5.5" card base from Kraft cardstock.
  2. Cut patterned paper and cardstock panels and adhere to card.
  3. Die cut Pinecone and Greenery twice from Vanilla Bean cardstock and once from Thistle cardstock and adhere to card.
  4. Die cut three sets of letters from Vanilla Bean cardstock, stack, and adhere to card.
  5. Tie three bows from ribbons, bind together, and adhere to card with glue dot.
  6. Apply embossing ink and powder to wood veneer star, heat, and adhere to bow.
  7. Adhere gems and sequins. 
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!


Tue 18

Happy Halloween a Bit Early

It's a Halloweeny kind of day around here!   I've created this Happy Halloween card using the Stitched Halloween Circle 99280 for my focal point.  I've added the word Happy with Upper Case Alphabet Soup 99154 and the Alphabet Soup 98785 love how the greeting turned out with the 2 different fonts.  For a creepy little extra I've cut the Skeleton Hand 99257 and positioned it reaching into the circle.

The entire focal piece is layered over a Distress Inked circle with some black dots created with a Glaze Pen.  I've added some Memory Box Patterned Paper as a background to make everything POP off the card. 


Hope everyone is enjoying their week.  At CraftFancy we're getting ready for the Scrapbook Expo here this week and we're very excited to attend the show and meet everyone that stops by our booth!  Plus I get to crop all day Saturday I can hardly wait!   


Have a Wonderful Day!


Mon 27

A Happy Halloween Card!

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to share another card that I will be teaching at The Stamp Addict in San Diego on Saturday Aug. 1st in my Memory Box Holiday Cards class.

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I used my Micron pen to draw some eyes on each bat!

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I used the Glue Gloss pen to glue all the pieces down...I love that little lipgloss like sponge tip applicator, it is so easy to use!

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So please tell me you see the smiley face! :)

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And I even put the extra bat on the inside so when the recipient opens the card they get a little batty surprise!

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I used the Uppercase Alphabet Soup and Stitched Halloween Circle Frame Die sets for this card.

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This was a fun, quick card for Halloween that isn't spooky at all!!! I hope you like it! Remember if you would like to join me for the class on Aug. 1st and you are in the San Diego area, just give the store a call to reserve your seat!



Fri 24

Chatfords Wreath...




Christmas in July is always so fun! Pam here...I kinda got off the beaten path color scheme wise with this card but never fear...keep scrolling and you'll find more traditional colors with the same dies.

Here's the NEW Chatfords Wreath combined with some other Memory Box dies.  Check out the links at the bottom of the post.

I die cut the wreath two times from two different green card-stocks, kept all the pieces and just interchanged them between the two cards.




I love how these cards turned out!  So fun... there is another, different one on my blog that I posted earlier in the week... just click on my name to see it too. 

The white just makes it pop! Some pearls and Liquid pearls and it's time to celebrate!  or bust out singing a carol or two!  : )




 Thanks for stopping by!



The dies I used for these two cards...



Tue 02

Steampunk Roses...




Well...hi everyone! Pam here... I had fun grunging and distressing up the new Steampunk Pipes die!  Then it was what to put with it!  I have a friend that likes Steampunk, so I decided to distress up the new English Rose Bouquet, Gearworks Border, Uppercase Alphabet Soup letters and add them to the frame I made with the die cut pipes.




I die cut everything from white card-stock, inked completely with Rusty Hinge and then Black Soot Distress inks.  The Rose Bouquet I die cut from white twice.  Inked the roses on one with Rusty Hinge and Black Soot and the other with Peeled Paint and Black Soot.

I pounced a Versamark pad on the pieces to hold the chunky embossing powder while it melted.

On the inside, I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the poppystamps Hope and Thanks clear stamp set. HOPING (on the front)... you have a terrific birthday (on the inside).

Very fun!  I think it'd make a cool man card too, without the Rose Bouquet... maybe just embossing the new clear stamps in the frame.

 Thanks for stopping by today!