131 posts categorized "Angie"

05/20/2024

Mon 20

Masculine Thank You Card

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Welcome, it's Angie here today with a masculine card using three different 3D embossing folders.  This card would be perfect for a handyman's thank you card or for any masculine thank you card you might need.  Here's a closer look:

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First of all the frame, if you look closely is cut from a black card stock piece that was dry embossed with the "Gears" folder and then gold metallic paste was added to the raised edges.  Next I used the "Vintage Tray" die to cut the frame from that piece and also from a piece of white card stock.  I took the inside pieces and put them inside the "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder to get the woodgrain look and then inked each shape before paper piecing them into the openings of the black/gold frame.

The tools were cut using the dies that come with the" Toolbox" 3D embossing folder and then added them to the folder to dry emboss them.  I added a little gray ink to them and then added them to the card front, along with a "Thank You Foil Greetings" circle to finish the card.  Here's one last look:

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Hope you like my card for today!  I really enjoyed creating it!  Thanks for stopping by!

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05/11/2024

Sat 11

Fanciful Gladiola Stem Card
by Angie Cimbalo

 

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a card featuring the new Fanciful Gladiola Stem (94791).  This is a great die for layering and it cuts all in one pass.  There are 3 larger stems, one can be cut or colored from greens for the stems, etc. and the others can be cut from flower colors or colored in the way you like it.  Here's a close up of my card:

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The lighter purple pieces are small and glued together.  To figure out where they all go, I suggest you use the front of the packaging photo as it is "to size" meaning the pieces will match like a puzzle if you lay them down on the photo.  Here's an even closer look:

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I colored the background larger stem with the darkest purple, the large stem with green and then medium piece with mid purple color, then the smallest pieces with my lightest purple marker.  After I glued them together, I added some color pencil in the line and toward the bottom of the stems and blooms.  I cut the paper from "Glimmering Gladiola" paper pack PP1028 on a diagonal so the gladiolas were straight up and down.  (The paper has them at a diagonal which is also gorgeous to use that way for a background!)  The sentiment was stamped in purple and black inks and it's from the "Cheerful Floral" clear stamp and die set CL5278.  

Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope you like my card for today!  I had a lot of fun putting it together and hope it inspires you to create some floral cards!  Chack out the whole recent releases from Memory Box - such gorgeous products.  If you'd like links and more information, check out my blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

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04/30/2024

Tue 30

Just a Note with Exquisite Butterflies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello there, it's Angie here today with a mini slimline card featuring the new Exquisite Butterflies die 94771, just released this month.  I also used some patterned paper from the new release called Glimmering Gladiola Paper Pad PP1028.  The sentiment was released last month and it's called Just a Note Daily Script die set 94663.  It's a really nice sentiment that has 3 parts that are cut with 2 dies.  A background die plus a 2nd die that cuts the outline of the words and also individual letters inside the outline, so there are many ways to use this sentiment die.  Here's a close up of my card:

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Another really cool feature about the butterfly die is that it is just one die but it cuts all the parts for all five butterflies.  It's great because you don't have to try to keep up with tiny metal dies or lose them while your are doing your die cutting.   As you can see below, some of the butterflies have center bug parts and the smaller ones don't, so I added a jewel to those centers for some shine!  

Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope you have had a chance to check out all the lovely gladiola dies and papers that were released by Memory Box this month.  They are truly gorgeous and go well with these butterflies that were also just released.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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04/10/2024

Wed 10

Gladiola Blossom and Leaves
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with card featuring products from the latest release - 2024 Gladiola!  This release if full of different gladiola dies along with two beautiful paper pads, one of them that I used today is plaid - my favorite!

Here's a closer look at my card:

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To make my card I first cut all the parts of the Gladiola Blossom and Leaves 94795 die out of white card stock.  The good thing about these dies is even though they have several pieces, everything is contained in one larger die so you don't lose any of the smaller dies!  Once they were cut I colored them with alcohol markers, then added colored pencil for more interest.  I'd seen the most beautiful gladiolas one day that were reddish and maroon on the tips but more yellow toward the center so that's how I colored them.  The other good thing about Memory Box dies is they have a lot of detail so you can lay a colored pencil on it's side and add lots of interesting shading to the leaves and blooms.  Here's a close up of the flower, sentiment and plaid paper:

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The sentiment was cut from white and also parts were colored with markers.  The sentiment is the Friend Daily Script 94659 from last month's release.  This die is very versatile because it has the shadow or larger die along with a 2nd die that cuts both individual letters and an outside frame of the word - so there are lots of different looks you can get to use on your cards.  And the plaid paper is called Gladiola Plaid, of course, PP1027.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  I had lots of fun creating it for you and I hope I've inspired you to create some gorgeous floral cards with Memory Box dies!  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to come back every day for more inspiration from the design team!

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03/30/2024

Sat 30

Two Plaid Cards - New Spring Cheer Release
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today.  I have 2 card for you today - one is to wish you a Happy Easter and the 2nd card is a birthday card! 

For my Easter Card, I used the new Woven Basket of Eggs 94732, and the Happy Easter Curled Script 94731. I cut them both from white card stock and colored the basket and eggs with alcohol markers. I added them to a piece of plaid purple paper from the Magnolia Plaid PP1021 paper pad that I cut with the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die set 94646.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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You can see that I added Glossy Accents to the eggs after decorating them with black and white pen marks. And here's one last look at my Easter card for today:

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Now for my 2nd card which also uses goodies from the last release.

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As you can see I kept the plaid theme going and used some paper from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet paper pack (PP1014) for my background.  The floral image was heat embossed with white embossing powder onto vellum and then die cut.  I also cut a 2nd floral image from light gray cardsock and stamped the image with darker gray ink.  I then ran that one through my die cutting machine with the 3D matching embossing folder.  I rubbed a little violet ink on top of it, let it dry and then adhered the vellum flower image on top of the gray one.  To adhere it, I used a glue pen and only added ink in lines where the embossing was so I could hide the adhesive.  Here's a closer look:

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I popped the image die cut up on foam tape and then added both the circle foiled sentiment tab and some clear gems to the floral centers.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today!  Check out the new release and be sure to come back each day for more inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  

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03/20/2024

Wed 20

Easter & Thanks You Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with another Easter card and a bonus thank you card featuring products from the latest release.  For this first Easter card,  I used the Woven Basket of Eggs die set with the new Festive Bunny die set.

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I cut everything from white cardstock except the eggs which I cut from the same scraps of patterned paper that I used for the red plaid and green on the bunny's jacket.  I inked all the pieces and colored them with Distress Inks. 

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The Happy Easter is a new die called "Happy Easter Dover Script" and I cute 3 white ones and inked the top one with Fired Brick red ink.  To make the border around the card I masked off the edge and added more red ink, then added small white dots with a gel pen.  Here's one last look at my first card:

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Now on to my 2nd card for today! 

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This card features the new Clara Blooms die set along with the Thank You Daily Script die set.  I used Distress Inks and colored pencils to color the die cuts on this one, then arranged them on the card front.  Easy and quick!  Here's a closer look:

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I love how this turned out, clean and simple!  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today!  I hope I've inspired you with these two cards!   Thanks for stopping by!

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03/10/2024

Sun 10

Chicks and Bunny Easter Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! I have a fun Easter card featuring the newly released Layered Chicks 94726 and Cute Layered Bunny 94727. I also used the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder and Die EF1040 released last Christmas for my background. Here's a closer look at my card:

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I embossed two of the tray dies from white card stock and used the coordinating die on one of them. On that one I used the cut outside edge to frame the other embossed panel. I added dark brown ink to the frame before adhering it to the white tray.

Next I cut the critters and sentiment (Happy Easter Curled Script 95731) from white card stock and colored them with alcohol markers. I put the critters in the openings and then added the sentiment to the larger opening and finished it off with some Autumn jewels. Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my Easter card for today. I just fell in love with those little critters when I say them and couldn't wait to use them on a card. Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

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02/29/2024

Thu 29

Thanks You and Sympathy Floral Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

 

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today!   I have a card design for you today, that I made for two different purposes. One is a "thank you" card and the other is a "sympathy" card and I used the same technique to create each of these.

The main image was created by dry embossing the large flower from the Cheerful Floral 3D embossing folder (EF1025) on a piece of white card stock and a piece of vellum. Once embossed, I added Distress Inks in Fired Brick and Seedless Preserves on both the debossed side of images - ink pad direct to paper, then used the coordinating die that comes in the Cheerful Floral Clear stamp and die set (CL5278 and CLD5278) I cut both of them out. I did not use the stamp, just the large floral die from the set.

Next I layered the inked vellum piece on top of the inked white panel and adhered them together using a tape runner putting tape only on the darker areas of ink so you can see it. Here's a closer look at the image:

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I added that piece to a card base that was 5.5" tall and 3.25" wide. Next I took a piece of A2 card stock (4.25" by 5.5") and added 1/2 inch strips of patterned paper from the Magnolia Grove PP1022 paper pad. Then I added back the the top folding card to the A2 panel right in the middle between the strips of paper. So now when you open the card the patterned paper stays on the inside of the card and only the white part opens up. The sentiment is a new white Circle Tab from the Thank You packed of gold foiled tab sentiment. Lastly I added jewels to the flower centers.

Here's one last look at my card:

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The next card was made exactly the same except I used the stamp and die set CL5270 called Elegant Succulents and heat embossed it in white on black card stock. That is the only difference in the cards.

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Here's a close up view:

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And here's one final view:

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I hope you like my cards for today, I had so much fun creating with the new release!
Be sure to stop by the blog often for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

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02/20/2024

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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01/25/2024

Thu 25

Hugs with Anemone Duo
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, Angie here today with a "Hugs" card featuring products from the new Anemone Collection.  Here's a close up of the flowers and new "Happy Spring Debut Script" (94779) word die.

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I die cut and colored the Anemone Duo die with Distress Inks and colored pencils and then put them together.  I ink blended Distress Saltwater Taffy lightly on a white card stock and put it behind the card front that I had cut with the "Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut-Out" craft die (94361).  Once that was glued behind the heart, I added the two flower buds to the heart but didn't use any of the leaves from the die.  I will save those for a later project.  

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I cut 3 inches off the bottom of the front panel on the bottom and added a strip of striped washi tape and then a panel that was inked with Distress Saltwater Taffy, ink directly to paper.

I cut the shadow Hugs from more inked card stock and the thin letters of the die from white card stock.  Once I glued those together, I added them to the bottom of the heart.  Lastly I added five Pastel Jewels (JWL002) to the card front.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you have had a chance to look at all the beautiful products in this latest release!  Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team.  Thanks and happy crafting!

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