30 posts categorized "Angie Cimbalo"


Sun 10

Joy & Cheer Florentina Wreath
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this dramatic Christmas card made with newly released Christmas dies and gems. Have you checked out the amazing new products in the 2021 Holiday New Release?  

Here's a closer look at my card:

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And here's how I made it:

1) Using a finger dauber, ink blend Distress Oxide inks in rainbow order onto white card stock.
(I used Firebrick Red, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover, Prize Ribbon & Seedless Preserves.)

2) While the ink is still wet, add translucent sparkly embossing powder.

3) Cut both the background "Joy and Cheer" and the "Florentina Wreath" from the rainbow card stock

Here you can see the amazing shine from the embossing on the rainbow inks:

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4) Now cut the "Joy and Cheer" background die twice, and the top thinner die once from white card stock.

5) Layer and glue the background word die slightly off center, white, white, rainbow, and the add the thin white on top.

6) With the squares embossing folder, emboss a piece of black card stock 4" by 5.25", and then add the wreath and word die stack.

7) Adhere black panel to an A2 white card base and finish it with lots of "Autumn Fairy Gems" and "Autumn Fairy Crystals."

Here's one last look at my card!

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I hope you like my card for today and I have inspired you to add rainbow and black for a dramatic look on a holiday card! Check out the whole new release from Memory Box HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for more wonderful inspiration from the team!






Wed 29

Poinsettia Full of Joy
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today featuring some brand new holiday products just recently released!

Here are the new supplies I used from the 2021 Christmas Release!

Contempo Poinsettia Die and Stencil 94607
Joy Posh Script Die 94591
Embossing Folder EF1021
Christmas Fairy Crystals CRY102

First I cut the Contempo Poinsettia out of white card stock two times and trimmed the flower from the rest of the die. I used the coordinating stencil and Distress Oxide "Fired Brick" ink with a dauber and added it to white card stock, then added some sparkle embossing powder to it and melted it with my heat tool.  It created this lovely shiny red stenciled poinsettia. I also did this on a plain piece of card stock so I could use it to die cut the background for the "Joy" word die.

I took a Tim Holtz brayer and added "Salvaged Patina" Distress Oxide to my glass mat and from there I rolled the brayer in the ink and then on  debossed side of the 3D embossing folder.  Next I added card stock inside, and ran it through my die cutting machine. I did this 2 times. I used one of them for the background and I fussy cut the embossed flower in the center from the 2nd one so I could use it as a layer over the stenciling.

First I added one die cut white poinsettia to the shiny red stenciled poinsettia, but only glued it in the center so the edges can pop up. Next I added the light blue embossed layer and then topped it off with the 2nd white outlined poinsettia die cut. Again, I only glued the center so the leaves of the flower could move freely and to give it all more dimension. Then with my scissors I carefully cut around the whole poinsettia so I could add it to the center of the Savaged Patina embossed panel.

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Below you can see the shine of the stenciled, heat embossed red section.

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Next I added the gems and the "Joy" word die in the center.

Here's a look from the side so you can see the layers clearly:

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And here's an even closer look at the side:

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And here's one last look at my card:

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I really love the new release from Memory Box! There are so many gorgeous dies, stencils, papers, embossing folders, gems, etc. to create with. They are perfect for all your holiday cards.
Check them out HERE!

Hope you like my card for today!
I had so much fun creating it and hope I have inspired you to make some lovely holiday cards!

Thanks for stopping by!






Sun 19

Royal Treatment Slimline Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  I have a fun birthday slimline card today for you made with the newly released "Majestic Achievements" stamp and die set from Memory Box.  Here's a closer look:
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I inked the top portion of the slimline card with blue and aqua Distress Inks and the bottom with tan and pink inks with finger daubers.  I stamped the images, heat embossed them and colored them with markers, die cut them with the coordinating dies,  then added some with glue and some with foam tape.  I decided to only use 3 colors of markers for the coloring.  The sentiments are from the same stamp/die set which is also linked below.
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Here's one last look:
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I love how this turned out and can't wait to give it to someone special!
Thanks so much for stopping by!








Fri 03

Rainbow Hello Mini Slimline
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple "Hello" card using a rainbow theme.  I used 2 of the newest dies from the latest release!  I love the new "Delicate Wreath" die and as soon as I saw it I imagined it in rainbow colors!  So that's how I decided to create my card.   
Here you can see that I used finger daubers with Distress Oxide Inks to blend ink onto card stock as you can see below:
I did extend the color all the way into the middle so that I could cut the word die from the left over piece in the center of the wreath die.  You can see below the "Cursive Hello Circle" die  is also in rainbow colors!  Both dies were also cut from black and then stacked together for dimension.
Next, I added both die cuts to a mini slimline panel slightly off the right side.  After cutting off the excess, I added that panel to a slightly bigger black card panel for a mat and added that to a mini slimline card base.  My card base is 3" X 6".

Lastly I added rainbow colored jewels on the outside of the wreath.  Here's one last look:

I hope you like my card for today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the team!
Thanks so much for stopping by!







Sat 28

Refuse to Sink
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a really fun mini slimline encouragement card.
All of the many die cut pieces came from these dies, including the little circles I used for bubbles.  
Deepwater Collage Die
Coral and Kelp Ribbon Dies
Kelp Collage Dies
Bubble Coral Collage Die
School of Fish Die 
You Anchor Me Stamp Set
Here's a closer look at my card:


The kept and coral were all cut from watercolor card that had been colored with Distress Inks and Lindy's Magicals and so were the fish.
The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock, then trimmed with scissors.  Some of the fish were popped up on foam tape and others were adhered with glue.
Here's a few more views:



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




Sun 15

Wishing You the Best
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this fun mini slimline card featuring stamps, dies and papers from Memory Box!

Here's a closer look at my card:

And here's how I made my card:
1.  Die cut 3 of the Memory Box "Woodgrain Planks" from "Ivory Woodgrain Paper"
2.  Swipe "Tea Dye" Distress Ink on 3 of the the longest plank and 1 of the next longest
3)  Cut the 2nd largest plank into half for the cross planks
4)  Find the center of the 3" by 6" mini slimline panel and add one long plank vertically toward the top
5)  Add one long plank on either side and the the cut in 1/2 planks horizontally toward top & bottom
6)  Add 4 brown sequins to look like nails in the boards
7)  Die cut the "Dreamy Freesia" "Layered Fresh Flowers" "Wildflower Stems" "Daisy Stems" & "Layered Daisies" from greens, pinks and deep purples (add dark pink ink in flower centers)
8)  Choose flowers and stems from the die cuts and trim them as you like to fit in front of the planks
9)  Add something to the flower centers, I used some old "Candies" from my stash (they don't make these anymore, but you could just cut or punch tiny circle from polka dot paper if you like the look
10)  Stamp the sentiment from "Signature Greetings" in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and heat emboss in clear embossing powder.
11)  Choose a piece of paper from the "Spring Slim Paper Pad" that has gold criss-cross pattern and green plaid on the other, and cut it to 3.25" by 6.25"
12)  On the plaid side, rub the Distress Ink pad (Tea Dye) around the edges.  The gold criss cross lines on the back of the paper will actually show through as white or lighter marks giving the edges texture
13)  Add the mat to the card base then the plank panel on top of that
If you look carefully at the edges of the tea dyed mat you can see the texture lines from the gold lines on the other side of the paper.
And here's one last look at my card for today! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!





Fri 06

Knowing You Are There Nautical Card
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello welcome, it's Angie here today with this nautical card using lots of products from Memory Box.  Some are from the brand new 2021 Summer Day Dreams release and others from the 2021 Under the Sea Spring release.  Here's another look at my card:
The sentiment and anchor I used are from the "You Anchor Me" stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and heat embossed in clear and the anchor was stamped in Hero Arts Navy Ink, then die cut with the coordinating die.  Here's a closer look at the Ocean Porthole die with torn paper to represent water and sand.  I also put metal brads on the circles in the porthole die and twine on the anchor.
For the sand and water papers along with the kraft woodgrain background, I used my scissors edge to rough up the edges for a tattered look.  The background wood planks were die cut with the Wood Grain Planks die and cut from ivory woodgrain paper, then inked with Distress ink as seen below:
Then I glued them to some white card stock and cut the excess white off.
I matted that on a piece of cream woodgrain paper then on kraft woodgrain paper.
The torn paper for the water is from the Fresh Aqua paper pack.  The porthole die was also cut from kraft woodgrain paper then adhered to a white one and inked several times with the Distress Ink.
Below you can see to make the sand layer, I used the back of the woodgrain paper and inked it lightly then added some light tan dots with an alcohol marker.

I stamped the sentiment and adhered it inside the porthole just at the top so I could slip in the water and sand papers.  Once they were situated, I cut off the extra.  The anchor was attached in one spot with glue, then with glue dots I adhered the twine on the porthole and the back of the circle.  The porthole was then popped up on fun foam circle for dimension.  

Lastly I added one of the "Graceful Ocean Birds" after coloring his beak, legs and adding an eye with a black marker.  Here's closer look at the bird:
And here's one last look at my card with all the Memory Box products:
I love making nautical cards and they are so easy to do when you have such amazing ocean dies and stamps from Memory Box.  Be sure to check out all the new releases for 2021 HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by!





Wed 28

Two Cards with Elegant Succulent Stamps and Dies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two cards featuring a brand new stamp set just recently released with the newest 2021 Summer Daydreams release, called "Elegant Succulent Sentiments.."  These are so lovely and I really enjoyed creating both a slimline and a mini slimline card with these stamps and dies.  Here's a closer look at my first card, a mini slimline card:

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For my first card, I stamped the image in black ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder, then colored it with Distress Inks and a water brush. After it dried, I added colored pencil accents and then used the coordinating die to cut it out.

I placed it in the lower left corner of a mini slimline card (3" by 6") and adhered it with liquid glue.
Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from the same set and adhered it to the top right corner, cutting off the excess that was hanging off. Here's one last look at my card:

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Here's the 2nd card I made:

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For my 2nd card using the same set, I first took a piece of Yupo paper and added lots of alcohol inks in blues and greens and used my heat tool to blow it and move it around between layers.

Next, I took a piece of clear acetate and stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed the large stamp in white.

I added a piece of double sided adhesive to it and after peeling the other side off, I laid it on top of the alcohol inked paper.

Using the coordinating die, I cut the acetate/alcohol ink image and then added it to a regular size slimline card (8.5" by 3.5") and then popped up the circle sentiment at the bottom on foam tape. I made that sentiment circle the same way that I made the one for the first card.

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I hope you like my cards. I think this stamp set has not only beautiful succulent images, but lots of simply gorgeous sentiments that look so pretty with their combined fonts.

Be sure to check out all the latest new release items from Memory Box HERE. It's so amazing!





Sat 24

Beautiful Things with Flowering Cactus
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this lovely cactus stamp and die set called "Flowering Cactus" from the newest Memory Box release.  It's a pretty large image with lots of gorgeous details.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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I stamped the image in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white on watercolor paper. I watercolored it with Distress Inks and re-inkers. Once it dried, I added colored pencils to it for more depth.

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Next I used the coordinating die and cut the watercolored image out and added it to a piece of Memory Box cream color woodgrain paper.  The woodgrain paper comes in white, cream, and kraft and has a very subtle texture that adds so much to your cards without distracting from the main focal image.  Below you can see the woodgrain pattern better:

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I heat embossed the sentiment and the 2 butterflies from the set in white on black card stock.
I used a black mat cut slightly larger than my woodgrain paper and then added that to a 5" by 7" card base.
Lastly I added Pastel Fairy Jewels, also from Memory Box. Here's one last look at my card:

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I had a lot of fun stamping and coloring this image and creating this card. The new release is full of amazing products, including dies, stamps, and embossing folders. I hope you will check them all out HERE!

I'll link my products below and thanks so much for stopping by!





Sun 11

Rainbow Floral Chain
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today featuring two brand new dies from the new release: "Floral Chain" & "Hello Streamlined Script" dies.  As soon as I saw these two dies, I just knew they would go together perfectly!

Here's a close up look at my rainbow floral slimline card:

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I cut the "Floral Chain" die 2 times from black card and once from white. With finger daubers I added rainbow colors using: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, a combo of Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen bough, then a flower each with Peacock Feathers, and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  That gave me all the colors of the rainbow that I wanted to use.

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I inked them a little heavier toward the center of each flower, then stacked the dies offset and added Fairy Gems in coordinating colors to the flower centers. I cut the 2nd largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die for a mat, then adhered the floral cluster and the hello die. The hello die was cut 3 times from black card and stacked for dimension. Here's a look at the card from the top down so you can see the pretty colors of gems in the flower centers.

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And here's one last look at my whole card:

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I hope you like my card for today - I had a lot of fun making it for a dear friend of mine!

I will link my supplies below if you are interested and thanks so much for stopping by!