8 posts categorized "Angie Cimbalo"


Wed 10

"Blooming" 3D Embossing Folder Video with Black Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today, with a short video and two cards made using the beautiful newly released "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder."  Memory Box 3D embossing folders are gorgeous and give your projects wonderful texture with lots of detail.  For card #1, I used a large portion of the embossed panel and for card #2, I used just a tiny portion of a black panel.

Here's a short video of the making of these two cards. It also shows in detail how I colored these beautiful embossed flowers with colored pencils on black card stock.



Here's a look at card #1 with the extra coloring done with Prismacolor pencils.

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Supplies used for card #1  

1) "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder"

2) "Joyful Moments" stamp set for sentiment

3) "Crystal Frame" die (small one to frame sentiment

4) "Rectangle Basics Set" for large embossed & colored panel

Other- aqua matt chalk polish, gold paint pen, fun foam, colored pencils, white embossing powder, Versamark ink, black and white card stock


Here's a look at the 2nd card:

Card 2 brighter for blog

Supplies used for card #2

1) "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder"

2) "Joyful Moments" stamp set for sentiment

3) "Crystal Frame" die (large one to frame the black embossed section)

4) "Stitched Rectangle Layers" die set for sentiment

Other: aqua matt chalk polish, black and white card stock, crystal gems, Versamark ink, white embossing powder


Below is the panel for card #1, completely colored before I made it into a card.

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Here's one last look at both cards:

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I hope you like my cards with 3D embossing on black card stock. Memory Box 3D embossing folders are so detailed and pretty. I love the texture they add to projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sun 07

Plaid Hearts Slimline Valentine Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with 2 versions of a plaid heart slimline card, plus an extra gift tag.

The first version of the card, pictured above is more clean and simple with less detail and embellishment.  Here's how I made my card:

1)  First die cut a slimline panel 3.25" by 8.25" of white card stock with the "Pinpoint Heart Plate" die

2) Cut about 20 plaid hearts from the "Christmas Plaid" paper pack with smallest die in the "Double Stitched Heart Cut Out"  or the "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out" die set, or both at the same time if you have both sets.

3)  Glue the hearts inside the pinpoint dots of each heart on the die cut "Pinpoint Heart Plate" white die cut panel.  Below you can see mine after I had glued all the hearts down and started trimming off the overhanging edges.

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4)  After trimming off any hearts hanging off the edges, adhere that panel to a black panel that is 1/8" bigger for a mat.

5)  Add the paper-pieced panel with black mat to the card base.  (Card is 8.5" by 3.5")

6)  Heat emboss in white on black card stock, the sentiment words which are from "Berry Wreath" Christmas stamp set and attach to card front at an angle.  I love that you can use this set for much more than just Christmas by combing the separate words into exactly what you need!

7)  Using the "Sprinkle Heart Collage" die, I cut several of the smaller white hearts from the "Frosted Glitter" paper pack to use on the card front

 That completes version one, the clean and simple one.  Below you can see the second version with extras on it.

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If you prefer this second version, here's what I added:

9)  Cut thin strips of black and white glitter paper from the same paper pack to outline the top and bottom of the sentiment.  Also place more white hearts inside the some of the background plaid hearts.

There you have it!  Two versions of the same card!  Which do you like best?  Being the clean and simple gal that I am, I actually prefer the first one.

Now, while I had my supplies out, I went ahead and created this tag for a gift basket:

MB with extras

1)  Used the same heart die from "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out" on a white A2 size panel, then backed the opening of each cut out heart with ombre shades of Distress Oxide inked card stock.  (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry) I put the ink direct to paper so this was really a quick way to get the colors behind the heart openings.

2)  Add the stamped words in black ink, from the same stamp set, "Berry Wreath," then cut the whole panel with a "Stitched Rectangle Layer" die.  I punched a small hole in the top left corner and ran some twine through to tie it on the basket.

This is a basket full of cards from a Facebook group that sends cards to show kindness to people who are in need.  I wanted to add something to the basket "with love" and these stamps and dies were perfect for making this tag!

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today!  I had so much fun creating these!  Be sure to come back tomorrow - you won't want to miss the blog posts this week - they will be amazing!   Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sun 31

Dots & Stripes Backgrounds
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with some fun cards using strips of dotted and striped patterned paper.  I used the "Garland Stripes and Dots" paper which I just love because on each sheet, one side has the dots and the reverse side has the stripes in the same color.

Above are the two cards I made with the striped side of the paper and below are the two I made with the dotted side of the paper.

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I wanted to make some heart cards with thin strips of patterned papers for the background, so I took the  paper  and cut both the stripe and the dotted sides of every color, into 1/2"strips. I glued them to a piece of white card stock and then trimmed each panel to 4.25" by 5.5" . The photo below shows the panels I made.

Preparing panels

I took the "Double Stitch Loving Heart Cutout" set and with the largest die from the set, I cut a heart from each panel. I used each of those hearts to make two clean and simple heart birthday cards.
Here's the first one made with the striped heart background.

Striped bday

Here's a closer up of the birthday card with the striped background.

Striped bday close

The word die is "Birthday Jotted Script" die and the heat embossed strip was stamped with the "Big & Little Words" stamp set. Here's the 2nd birthday card with the dotted heart background.

Dots bay

And here is a close up of the dotted background birthday card:

Dots bday close

For the two other card, I used the left over piece with the missing heart and added a piece of white card stock behind the opening. Inside the heart I added a black heart cut out made with the two largest heart die from "Double Stitch Loving Heart Cutout", and the "Sending Love Posh Script" die, cut 4 times and layered for dimension. Here's a look at the one made with the striped background.

Stripes Sending

And here's a close up of the striped one.  I just love how that heart dies leaves a double stitched edge.

Stripes Sending close

The next card was made exactly the same with the dotted background.

Dots Sending

And here's a close up of the dotted "Sending Love" card.

Dots Sending close

I hope you like my cards for today - I love it when you can get two for one when making cards.
Using the heart for one card and the rest of the panel for a 2nd card, really helps build your card stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by!







Wed 13

Big Hugs & Sweet Bay Collage Dies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple card using some of the newly released dies along with the Memory Box "Pinpoint Burst Plate" die. Here's another look at my card:

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Here's how I made my card:
1) I took a A2 white card stock panel and die cut it with the "Pinpoint Burst Plate", then adhered it to a A2 card base.
2) Using another piece of card stock I die cut the "Sweet Bay Collage" die, which cuts the negative out of the background and not around the edges of the circle.
3) I only wanted to use a portion of the cut "Sweet Bay Collage" die panel, so I die cut it with a stitched circle off center.
4) I put down 3 colors of Distress Oxide inks on my gel plate and used a brayer to spread the ink around, then added my circle die cut.
5) Once it dried, I added colored pencils and some white gel pen accents 
6) I glued it to the card base, then after cutting several of the word dies and stacking them, I added that to the center slightly under one of the leaves.
7) Lastly, I added a few drops of Memory Box "Dragonfly Fairy Sugar" to the card front.

Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today. I had lots of fun creating it with die cuts and playing with my gel plate, too!
Be sure to check out the lovely new dies in the 2021 Valentine's release.
Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sun 10

Slimline Hugs Valentine
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello, it's Angie here today! I hope you've enjoyed the 2021 Memory Box Valentines Day release and blog blitz this past week and remember,  you still have until tonight, January 10 at 11:59 pm EST, to leave a comment on any of the posts (Monday through Friday) for your chance to win the corresponding giveaway.

Today I’m using the "Twiggy Hugs" die again, which you can win from Donna's post on Tuesday.  I combined that die with the "Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate", the "Scallop Pinpoint Heart Loving Cut Out" die set and the "Pointy Pine Needle Sprig" die to make my slimline card for today.   I just love making Valentine's Day cards and the new release is filled with lots of dies to make beautiful cards!

Here's how I made my card:

1)  I first took a long piece of card stock and ink blended my background using the following Distress Oxide ink:  Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.  

2) After ink blending it I sprayed it with water and let it dry.  Next, I ran it through by Gemini Junior with the new "Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate" die and then die cut the "Twiggy Hugs" from the bottom section.

3)  I also cut the "Twiggy Hugs" from white and black card stock and glued them all together, stacked slightly offset for dimension. Here's a closer look at the word die:

SL up close bottom

4)  I added some white gel pen dots and spots (I used #10 gelly roll pen)  randomly to the ink blended sections of the card.  Here's a closer look at the ink blending at the top:

SL up close top

5)  Next, I used the smallest die from the "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Cutout" die set to cut small hearts from 2 shades of "Delicate Pastel Glitter Paper" and adhered them on top of some of the pinpoint hearts created with the slimline die.  The glitter paper pad is so gorgeous!  

6)  Lastly I added three die cut "Pointy Pine Needle Springs" cut from white glitter paper in the spaces left on the card.  Once I had my top panel complete, I adhered it to my slimline card base which is 3.5" by 8.5".

Here's one last look at my card:

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We hope you have had fun this week seeing the amazing new dies for the 2021 Memory Box Valentines Day release and blog blitz.  The winners will be announced tomorrow, and you have until 11:59 p.m. EST tonight to leave a comment on the posts from Monday, January 4th through Friday, January 8th for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my slimline "HUGS" card!  Happy Sunday!






Tue 22

Merry Christmas with Collage Dies
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it'a Angie here today with a "Merry Christmas" card using all dies from Memory Box.
For my card I stacked the "Special Christmas" sentiment die atop three layers of collage dies: "Evergreen Sky Collage", "Small Pine Tree Collage", and the "Tall Fir Collage".  
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With blender brushes,  I inked the two green layers before die cutting them.  The ink colors I used were "Lucky Clover" and  "Pine Needles" Distress Inks.   The opening of the layered collage dies was backed with "Delicate Pastel Glitter" paper for a sparkly background to feature the trees and sky.  The top layer collage die was cut with the same glitter paper
The sentiment was cut from red and white and stacked slightly off-center to create dimension.  I trimmed down the collage panels and added them to a red background panel, then added white gel pen to the green trees for the look of snow.
Here's another look:
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I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas card using dies and partially blended Distress Oxide inks.
Thanks so much for stopping by!





Sat 19

Clean & Simple Slimline Christmas Card
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple slimline card using Memory Box's "Berry Wreath" and "Christmas Tiles" stamps and dies.  I love stamping a large stamp image and cutting it into smaller pieces to use on my cards.  This time I did this with the large "Berry Wreath" stamp and die set.  Here's a closer look:


I stamped the wreath in black and heat embossed it in clear, then colored it with alcohol markers and colored pencils.  After die cutting the image, I cut it into two piece to use on a slimline card base.  After I adhered both piece to the card front, I took the "peace, love & joy" sentiment from the "Christmas Tiles" stamp set and cut it to fit into the white spaces between the wreath branches.  I stamped the words in black and heat embossed them in clear to match the wreath.

Here's one last look at my card:


I really love clean and simple designs!  I think its my favorite style of card making because I just love bright white space!  I hope I've inspired you to look at some of your larger stamps to see if you can use them in smaller pieces.  Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sun 06

Stitched Circle Christmas Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here with a fun Christmas card made with the  Stitched Circle Die.  

I die cut the die in my Gemini Junior, then began the stitching with red embroidery thread first as you can see below.94404


Once I finished with the red, I added green thread stitching in the middle of each point.  The sentiment, from "Spirit of Christmas" stamp set, was heat embossed on black card stock in white embossing powder.  Then I die cut the sentiment with one of the  "Knotted Circle Wreaths" dies and another one from red glitter paper from the "Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad."  I used the outer piece of the red glitter card stock to frame the sentiment and then added a gem from my stash at each of the star points, and to the sentiment.  Here's a closer look:

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Stitching on a card front is very therapeutic and I really enjoy the many stitching die options from Memory Box.  I also think adding this fun stitched element to a card makes it even more special for the recipient!  Here's one last look at my card:


I hope I have inspired to you use some stitching on a card.  It doesn't take much time, about the same as coloring an image in detail.   I did this while I watched tv one night and then made it into a card the next day.  I have several panels already die-cut with the stitching dies that I keep by my chair so in the evening, I can leisurely add the stitching when I want something to keep my hands busy!  Be sure to check out all the stitching dies from Memory Box, there are a lot to choose from!  Thanks so much for stopping by!