76 posts categorized "Angie Cimbalo"


Mon 30

Glitter Card, Hot Foil and Watercolor Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two Valentine's Day cards made with dies, watercolor card, glitter paper and a little hot foiling.  Here's a closer look at card number 1:

I took a watercolored panel and the "Blissful Heart" hot foil plate (MBF014) and foiled it directly onto the watercolor panel.  Next I cut the heart out of it to use on my 2nd card.  For this first card I used another section of the watercolored panel for my card background, then added a white glitter card stock heart, cut with the "Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out" (94359) and added "Sending Love Daily Script" sentiment die (94661) cut from light purple glitter paper from Delicate Pastel Glitter pad and white card stock.  I arranged the heart and sentiment at an angle on the watercolored panel.  Then added it all to a white card base and added a light purple heart cut with a smaller die from the same heart set.

Okay, on to card number 2.  I used the left over piece of white glitter paper (love those double stitch heart lines) and inserted the foiled heart.  I love the way the heart looks when foiled with gold foil with my Gemini Foil Press machine on watercolor card. Here's a closer look at the heart:

The sentiment was cut from light purple glitter paper and white glitter paper.

Here's another look:

And here's one last look at my 2nd card:

I hope you like my sparkly cards for today.  I think foiling and glitter paper go well together, what do you think?  I also hope I have inspired you to create some sparkly Valentine's Day card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!





Sat 21

Love You on Valentine's Day
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with another Valentine card to inspire you using brand new and previously released dies together.  Here's a closer look at my card:

The background was made with the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate dies 94381 on white card.  The heart was cut with the brand new Pinpoint Burst Heart Die 94639 topped with the sentiment die Love You Gallery Script Die 94636.  The hearts for the sentiment were cut from the Delicate Pastel Glitter paper pad.  Here's a closer look at the hearts.

The floral pieces cut with the Luxe Peony Dies set 94714 from different shade of grays using the Earth Tones 6X6 paper pad.
Here's one last look at my card:

I just love all the pinpoint dots on this card combined with the pink glitter hearts!  
If you are interested in links to any of the products I used please see my Instagram post here.
Thanks so much for stopping by!






Wed 11

For You Posh Script Card Duo
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome! I have 2 cards made from one embossed panel as shown above!
I took the Memory Box "Blooming" 3D embossing folder and a Tim Holtz brayer and Versamark Ink and inked up the debossed side of the folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. I used the "Fresh Aqua Collection" paper pad and chose a dark teal card stock. Then I put clear embossing powder on it and heating it with my heat gun.

Next I used a dauber to add white ink to the raised areas. Here's a look at the finished embossed panel.

Next I took scissors and cut it into 2 sections as seen below:

I trimmed down the panels to fit on the sides of card bases and created two cards.

Here's a look at card number one:

The sentiment for both card is the brand new "For You Posh Script" cut from white and from the darkest teal paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror. Here's a close up look at card number one:

Here's a look at the second card:

And here's a close up look at second card:

I love it when you can make two cards with one panel! And I really love how these turned out. The "Blooming 3D" embossing folder is one my all time favorites and it goes perfectly with the newly released word die.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Fri 30

Valentine For You with Heart Ring Stack
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple Valentine's Day card featuring two of the newly released dies:

"For You Posh Script" die 94709 and "Heart Ring Stack" die 94667

Here's a closer look at my card:


To make my card I took a piece of watercolor paper that my art teacher, Cate Robbins, had used for testing watercolors. She gave me several panels that she didn't want to use so I plan to turn a lot of them into cards.  I cut the heart die from white twice, black once, and the watercolored panel once. I stacked the black and white outlines first, then added the watercolored pieced into the openings.

For the sentiment I cut it from white, black and the watercolor panel and stacked them. For the front of my card, I rounded the corners and then added score lines every 1/4" for some light texture. I added both die cut pieces to the front of the card, then added a few gold gems, also from Memory Box.

Here's one last look:


I hope you like my card for today! I had so much fun creating it. Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team. Thanks for stopping by!







Tue 20

Blissful Heart Hot Foil Plate - Positive & Negative
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello, it's Angie here today with 2 fun cards for Valentine's Day using hot foiling!  It's quite early to be working on these but I need to work ahead as February is one of my busiest months helping out at school music programs!  

For the first card I used the new "Blissful Heart" hot foil plate just released this year with some gold foil on light pink glitter paper from the "Pastel Glitter" paper pad.  I love the way it turned out, and the fun part was being able to use the negative left over piece on my second card that you will see below.

For this first card I also cut the foiled heart with the "Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out" (94359) largest die in the set.  I added the heart to the white card base and then added the sentiment "Sending Love Daily Script" 94661.  I used gold mirror cardsoick from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad" (FP1003) for the outline on top of white card stock.  Here's a real close up look at the heart details: 

I really love how this card turned out, it's clean and simple but has lots of intricate detail on the heart.
Here's one last look:

Now let's look at what I did with the left over "negative" piece of hot foil I had:

The leftover piece was so pretty, I decided to use it in a 2nd card by attaching it to a piece of vellum, then covering it with the leftover glitter card panel that I'd cut the pink heart from.  Below you can see I turned the thin piece of leftover hot foil over, and added double sided adhesive to it so I could stick the vellum to it.  This way when you look through the gold foil openings, you will see a soft glow of the vellum.
It looks horribly messy but the messy parts will be covered by the large light pink glitter panel.

Now below you can see I turned it over and the adhesive I'd added stuck right down on the vellum square I'd cut.  Again it looks really bad, you can even see a strip of missing gold where a piece of double sided tape with a mind of it's own, stuck to my finger and ripped all the gold off!  It doesn't matter as long as the heart portion looks good, because you will cover all the ugly part with the glitter panel.

So now, I added the glitter panel (with the heart opening - I used that heart for the first card!) As you can see, all the ugly parts are hidden and all you see is that beautiful design of gold and vellum inside the heart opening!  It is all placed on a white card base.

I used the same sentiment die, gold on top of white card and put it right on the heart.  Here's one last look at my second card:

I love it when you can make two cards like this by using the leftovers from one card!  I hope you will take a look at all the wonderful Valentine's Day products available from Memory Box HERE!
Thanks for stopping by!







Wed 07

Love You with Luxe Peony
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this lovely "Love You" card featuring brand new products in the new Valentine's 2023 release. This is a great release with so many beautiful products!  Here's a closer look at my card:


I used a previously released pinpoint die called "Pinpoint Leaf Plate" for the background and then added it to a card base. I cut the "Luxe Peony die" from several shades of gray card stock "Earth Neutral Paper Pack" and some pink glitter paper from the "Pastel Glitter Paper Pack." I pieced the the flower and leaves together and added them to the card front. Next I cut the "Love You Gallery Script" die from the darkest gray paper and the glitter paper and pieced them together. Lastly I added a few clear fairy dew drops to the front of the card. Here's one last look:


Thanks so much for stopping by!







Wed 30

Merry Christmas with Pine Needle Frame Die
by Angie Cimbalo

MC 1 snow

Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today featuring a card using the "Pine Needle Frame" die. This die has two dies, the frame and another die to cut some extra pine needles.

MC 1 snow

I started out by smooshing Distress Inks onto a large piece of watercolor card and then used it to die cut two frames from the watercolor paper. I also cut one from some dark green from the "Lush Green" paper pack.  I used the inside parts of the frame along with the dark green pine leaves to paper piece together for a cool look.

As we go through the steps on making this card I have pictures of the card plain, then followed by the same card with added snow embossing powder on it. Below you can see the picture of the same card but with added melted snow on it.

MC 1 snow

The sentiment was cut from Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad red paper and from white and stacked for dimension with the "Merry Christmas Curled Script" die. I added "Christmas Fairy Dew Drops" in red in clusters of 3 to simulate berries around the card front. And here's a close up look at it without snow and with snow.

MC 1 snow

MC 1 snow

I hope you enjoyed my card for today! Check out all the wonderful products from Memory Box HERE!





Thu 10

Joy Poinsettia Holiday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with this fun "Joy" Christmas card featuring the new poinsettia die from the 2022 Christmas release.  Here's a closer look at the card:

For my card I used the new "Poinsettia Watercolor Floral" die with Memory Box "Holiday Festive Glitter" paper pad for the pink, green, and yellow parts and "Rainbow Reflections Mirror" paper pad for the reds.  The JOY was cut with the same mirror paper using the "Wooden Alpha Craft Dies" set to give it lots of texture.

The tan card stock was embossed with the "Geometric Crystals 3D" embossing folder and then each square was filled with "Clear Fairy Jewels."  Here's one last look: 

I hope you like my card for today.  Be sure to stop by the Memory Box blog often for more inspiration from the design team!  Thanks for stopping by!






Sat 29

Two Cards with Birch Tree Trunks
by Angie Cimbalo

White okay 1

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two Christmas cards featuring the new "Pine Needle Frame", "Layered Birds", and "Birch Tree Trunks." I combined them both with sentiments from last year's holiday release.

For this card I took a white piece of card stock and made an A2 card base. I die cut the "Pine Needle Frame" from green card stock in the "Lush Green Collection." The tree trunks were cut from watercolor card stock and birds were all die cut from white card stock. The red on the birds was made with markers and the ink on the birch tree was made by using Distress Inks direct to the watercolor paper, giving it a very textured look. Here's a closer look:

White close

I added all the die cuts to the card front. The "Joy Posh Script" sentiment was cut from both white and green card stock and glued together, then popped up on the bottom left of the card front.

Lastly I added Cosmic Shimmer "Fluffy Stuff" for snow, and then heated it up with my heat tool so they would puff up like snow.

Now on to card #2 - here's a look:

Blue 2

To make this second card I took a piece of light blue card stock from the Memory Box "Stormy Blue Collection" and added lots of white ink on the bottom portion to simulate snow. This card was pretty much made exactly the same except I used different birds and the sentiment was made with the same red markers I colored the birds with. This sentiment die is called "Let it Snow Posh Script," and it's also from last year's holiday release. Here's a close up look:

Blue close

One other difference was these trees were cut from regular white card stock and not the watercolor card stock. That's why they have a little less texture on them. 

I hope you like my cards for today! I had a lot of fun creating them. Be sure to check out all the new holiday dies in this year's release. They all go so well with other holiday dies from Memory Box you may have in your stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by!







Thu 20

Merry Christmas with Celeste & Gloriette Snowflakes
by Angie Cimbalo

Card 1 a

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with some holiday card inspiration for you!

Today I am featuring several new dies from the newest release:

Celeste Snowflake
Gloriette Snoflake Collage
Merry Christmas Curled Script

The snowflake dies come with two dies, one that cuts the pattern and an outline die if you want to have the snowflake with a wider edge around it. For my cards I only used the inside dies, not the outline dies.

I also used Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad for the silver parts and gems from both the Christmas Jewels and Christmas Crystals sets.

Here's a closer look at my first card:

Card 1 b'

I love it when the light catches those lovely red gems! Here's how I made my card:
First I cut the two snowflakes out of the bottom of an A2 card panel. Be sure to save the extra wide pieces around the edge that fall out!

As you can see in the picture below, I added the white cut panel to a black one but needed to find the extra white pieces to add in the black spaces around the edges.


Once I have them all added I die cut both snowflakes out of silver mirror card stock and inserted them into the openings on the white panel. I went back and added the white pieces around the edge to give it a more finished look. I cut the white/black panel down by 3/4" and then added it to an A2 black panel before adding that to my card base. I put the white panel in the bottom left corner, leaving a black edge on the top and on the right.

Next I added the die cut sentiment and some red gems. Here's a final look at my first card:

Card 1 c

I was having so much fun I decided to go ahead and make a second card with the same supplies.

Here's a look at my second card:

Card 2 a

I made it much in the same way except I started with an A2 black panel cut on the diagonal from bottom left to top right. I added that black panel to a white card base. Next, I cut the two silver mirror snowflakes and added them to the black panel with part of them hanging over into the white part of the card. The top snowflake cuts a star from the center, so I used both stars I had cut to embellish my card along with some silver jewels from the same Christmas Jewels pack.

Here's a closer look:

Card 2 b

Lastly I cut the same sentiment word die and added it to the bottom of the card. Often when you have delicate dies like the sentiment - the letters are very thin, or the many details in the snowflakes, I find it hard to get the die cut out of the die. But the Memory Box dies cut so well and thoroughly that they fall right out. I will tell you to help with this, I turn my whole sandwich upside down before I send it through the die cutting machine and that ensures I will get a die cut that's easy to get out of the die!

Here's one last look at card #2:

Card 2 c

And here's a look at both cards, side by side:

Both cards

I hope you like my cards for today. The new dies from the latest Memory Box collection are beautiful and there are a lot of them to choose from! The make the most elegant cards with very little effort. So if you are in the market for a quick way to make your holiday cards this year, check out the whole release HERE!  If you want direct links to the products I used, head to my blog HERE!
And be sure to stop by the Memory Box blog often for inspiration from the design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!