149 posts categorized "Animals"

06/29/2022

Wed 29

Fin-Tastic Goldfish Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  The 3D embossed fish are so pretty.  Having the options to color, die cut, and emboss the fish with any combo makes the set so versatile.  I used the Ocean Fish die set and 3D Embossing Folder with the Memory Box Mirror paper to create the fish.  Also used several other flower dies to create the water lily and lily pad.  

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Goldfish:

Die cut the goldfish from the Ocean Fish die set from gold and bronze Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper pad.  Secure in the fish in the Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder using temporary tape and run through the die cutting machine.  Repeat for the 2nd fish. 

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Background:

Cut a white card stock to 3 3/4" x 5".  in the lower left hand side ink blend with dye ink, I used my new Elements ink in the bright blue and turquoise with  a brush.  I left some of the brush marks to create movement.  Sprinkle with water, let stand for few seconds, and blot off with a paper towel.  Set aside to dry.

Waterlily:

Die cut the smallest and 2nd smallest Happy Daisy Stem flower dies from heavy white card stock.  Ink blend with a light pink from the bottom up with a light pink ink.  Die cut the pistil from the Ruffled Poppy Stem die set from heavy white card stock.  Color with a bright yellow ink.  Glue the pistil to the larger flower and then the smaller on top.  Die cut the stems from the Ruffled Poppy Stem die set from heavy white card stock.  Color with a light and mid tone green ink.  You can use pens, watercolor, or any ink pads.  I used Elements Ink pads for all my coloring today.  Die cut the 4th smallest circle die from Circle Basic set from white card stock. Use the flower pad from the Ruffled Poppy stem die to die cut in the shape of the lily pad. Take Tim Holtz paper distressed to rough of the edge around the pad. Ink blend with a light green ink and then a mid-tone green ink.  Take a dark green color pencil and draw in some lines.  

Sentiment:

Stamp a strip of white card stock with the You Are Fin-tastic sentiment from Deep Blue Ocean stamp set in black ink.  Back with a strip of black paper from Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper pad.

Assembly:

Cut the black paper from Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper pad to an A2 panel.  Adhere to a white A2 card.  Adhere the stems to the left side of the card, the lily pad, and then the waterlily.  Adhere the goldfish to the bottom left of the card, with 1 fish hanging off the side.  Trim off.  Adhere the sentiment to the upper righthand side.  Add a few clear Fairy Drops in the water.  Adhere the panel to the card using mounting foam tape.

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06/22/2022

Wed 22

Tropical Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have tropical birthday card, perfect for a young boy, featuring the new Tropical Leaves embossing folder and cutting dies.

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Leaves:

Die cut the Tropical Leaves from Rainbow Reflections Mirror green and aqua paper. Secure the die cuts in the embossing folder with the foil side down on the matching impressed side using small pieces of Washi tape.  To add some additional interest using Copic marker.  For the green leaves die cuts use Y17 for highlights and G17 for shading.  For the aqua leave die cuts use Y06 for highlights and BG09 for shading.

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Lion:

Die cut Poppystamps Whittle Lion body from white card stock.  Die cut the mane and tail from gold paper from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror pad.  Color the body of the lion with Copic marker Y06.  Add some shading with Y17 allow the cuts around the legs and feet.  Go back over with Y06 to blend into the body.  Cut the fur off the tip of the tail and glue to the body.  Glue the mane over the head.  Take a fine tip black marker on the cuts in the face.  

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Assembly:

Cut a light aqua blue paper from Fresh Aqua pad to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Ink blend VersaFine Clair Twilight along 1 long end around the sides.  Adhere to a white A2 card.   Cut a mid tone aqua paper from Fresh Aqua pad to 1" x 5 1/2".  Use long scissors to cut small hills into on 1 side.  Gold heat emboss Happy Birthday in the Lower center using the Deep Blue Ocean stamp set.  Adhere to the bottom of the card.  Adhere the lion on top of the ground in the center of the card.  Adhere the Tropical Leaves on the top of the card.  Trim off excess off the leaves.

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04/16/2022

Sat 16

Sending Oceans of Love
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! Today I have a card in blue and yellow using some awesome collage dies.

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The fish were diecut from watercolor paper that was "smooshed" with yellow, orange and blue Distress inks. I also cut them from black to layer each fish so they appear to have a little shadow.

The water background was made with lots of dark blues and a little purple watercolor. While it was drying, I cut the following dies from white card stock and layered them one on top of each other.

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These dies are so amazing because each opening is a different size making them easy to layer to get a really realistic and fun look. They are magical and ingenious designs, and help us crafters and card makers look like masterful creators, just by combining these collage dies together!

Once the watercolor panel dried, I added the fish, some with glue and some popped up on foam tape. The sentiment, from the "Deep Blue Ocean" stamp set, was heat embossed in white on black card stock. To finish my card I added lots of clear and "Winter Fairy Jewels" and "Clear Fairy Jewels" inside the die cut bubbles and scattered around the card front.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by!

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04/15/2022

Fri 15

Woodgrain Candy Totes by Jean Okimoto

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Got chocolate??  Create sturdy Woodgrain Paper Pack candy totes for Easter celebrations with Gentle Bunny and mixed blossoms from Memory Box and Poppystamps.   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a project that took on a life of its own once I started diecutting the flowers from Memory Box 6x6 Color Collections.  No special treat  tote dies required for these!

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Score Kraft Woodgrain Paper (that's actually cardstock) lengthwise at 4-¼".  Score it again at 4" and 4-½" and fold it on the 4-¼" scoreline.  Attach the 3" x 4-¼" Rectangle Basics die to the folded cardstock - place the bottom short edge about 1/16" below the fold and cut the folded rectangle.  Repeat twice.

Cut the folded rectangles with the 2" x ¾" Rectangle Basics die to create a handle - save one little rectangle offcut for each tote.  Round the corners of the folded rectangle and the little rectangle.  Crease the bottom of the tote to form a gusset for the candy.

Cut Gentle Bunny from white cardstock.  Attach a 5mm pompom instead of the tail from the bunny set.  

Cut Layered Star Flowers from 3 shades of pink in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the flowers again from 3 shades each of the yellow and orange Sunny Orange sheet.  Cut 2 sets of the leaves from the Layered Star Flower set from a light green Lush Green Collection sheet.  Cut the longer stem into 2 sections.

Cut the Poppystamps Flower Field Corner from dark orange and yellow sheets in the Sunny Orange set.  Cut it again from a pink sheet in the Berry Red set.  It'll form the pink, orange and pale yellow base layer of the flowers.

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Attach the front half of the folded tab to the tote for spacing. Attach the Flower Field Corners - leave some areas un-glued to add the leaves.  Add the leaves and a colorful mix of big and little blossoms.  

Attach Gentle Bunny.  Tape the chocolate inside the tote - Ghiradelli squares are a perfect fit.  Close the tote and adhere the back half of the tab.  Optional - you can also add a sparkly Fairy Crystal, Dewdrop or Gemstone to the tab to dress it up a bit - more handbag, less tote.

Mother's Day will be here soon...replace Gentle Bunny with more flowers or a heart if you're hosting Mother's Day Brunch.  The design also works for bridal showers or wedding favors.  Or anytime you want to share a bit of chocolate!  The Rectangle Basics set includes 16 sizes - there's a rectangle for any treat!

Thanks for visiting...Happy Easter if you're celebrating this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/22/2022

Tue 22

Tickled Pink and Paisley Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a mix of Memory Box and Poppystamps designs - including a friendly big pig.  A glossy black Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch - layered over a Knotted Circle - creates a frame for the happy pig.

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Cut the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arches from the new Black Glossy Paper Pack sheet.  The heavyweight cardstock emphasizes the great details on the leaves.  Cut the largest Knotted Circle from matte black cardstock.

Cut the Poppystamps Grand Whittle Pig from the pearly pink Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut the snout again from a pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the pig again from black cardstock and layer it - slightly ofset to the left - for dimension.

Cut the flowers - also from the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch Set - from different shades of pink.  Cut two more of the largest flower.  Assemble the flowers.

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments set - on white cardstock with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a gray slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add pale pink jewels from the Pastel Fairy Jewels set.

The new Black Glossy and pink Vintage Pastel Mirror cardstock capture the details on the Grand Whittle Pig and Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch.  Pink jeweled flower centers add dimension and visual weight to balance the very Grand Whittle Pig.

Thanks for visiting - have fun with this design!

Jeansignature-3

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02/25/2022

Fri 25

Textured Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Pinks and greens - and a favorite felt Bunny Face - create a friendship card with great new dies from our Spring 2022 Collection.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a layered, monochromatic design - and a lot of textured details.

The Memory Box 6x6 Collections make it easy to find the perfect coordinating colors for any project.  Three shades of pink from the Berry Red Collection create the Layered Periwinkles here.  

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Cut Exquisite Leaf Frame from a 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Attach it to a green A2 card.  (Or attach it to another Lush Green 6x6 cut with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach them to a white or natural notecard to create a custom-colored notecard.)

Cut the background of the Miss You Posh Script from the offcut of the frame.  Cut the top layer from a pink 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to tan and pink wool blend felt and cut Bunny Face and the ears.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eyes.

Cut the additional face section from Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  We're making a facemask here, even if pandemic rules are changing daily.   Cut 2 pieces of peach crochet thread or floss. Tape them - crossed - behind the plaid piece.  Attach the mask to the face and tape the thread/floss ends behind the face.  

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Attach the diecuts to the card.  Add pink Pastel Jewels.  

A simple change of greetings could make this a get well card - or a hello card for someone you haven't seen in a while.  Add a few pastel egg or jellybean diecuts - and it's an Easter card!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend.  See you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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11/20/2021

Sat 20

Peaceful Serene Bird
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with this lovely holiday card using lots of products from both the 2021 and 2020 Holiday releases on this one card. Here's a another look:

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First I took the EF1021 Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder and an through debased side using Versamark and clear embossing powder then melting it with heat gun for a glossy look. Then I ran and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink pad over the raised areas. That created the backdrop for my card.

I cut the 94482 Knotted Circle Wreaths craft die from black and white and pieced it together for a frame for my bird. The greenery behind the bird is a combination of 94481 Forest Pine Branch craft die and 94487 Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs craft die, all die cut and inked with different concentrations of the same Distress Ink. The bird die is from the 94620 Serene Bird and Branch craft die, cut from glitter paper from the GP1008 Majestic Hues Glitter Pad. The sentiment was stamped heat embossed in white and popped up on foam tape. It's from the CL5273D Festive Christmas Greetings clear stamp and die set.  Lastly I added some berries with some Christmas Fairy Crystals.

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I hope you like my card for today! And I hope I have inspired you to create some lovely holiday cards with these Memory Box products. I have affiliated links at no extra cost to you listed below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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11/16/2021

Tue 16

Holiday Sleigh Ride by Jean Okimoto

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Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to cream felt and diecut the horse from the new Horse and Sleigh set.  The paper backing stabilizes and felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Wrap red crochet thread or floss around the horse's neck and tie a knot.  Tie another knot about 2" away - it'll be hidden by the front of the sleigh when the card is assembled.

Cut the tree layers - from the new Snowman House Frame - from the green 6x6 in the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Assemble the tree and create a trunk with a small section of a flat toothpick.

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Highlight the texture of the Kraft Woodgrain Paper (it's actually cardstock) with Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance and an ink pod.  The pod skims the surface of the woodgrain cardstock and emphasizes the design.  Dry the ink and diecut the sleigh.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die and attach it to a side-folded cream A2 card. 

Attach the horse.  Adhere the knotted floss with a drop of glue.  Attach the tree and sleigh - use foamtape for the top tree layer.  Add the translucent white Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.

Cut an A2-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Christmas seems to arrive earlier and earlier each year!  Hope you're enjoying - and being inspired by - our Design Team's holiday projects.  

Thanks for visiting!

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11/03/2021

Wed 03

Sleigh Ride Winter Scene Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a winter card today featuring the Horse and Sleigh die set.  I love making winter scenes and this die set is perfect for the wintery feel.

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Horse and Sleigh:

Die cut the horse from heavy white card stock.  Ink blend from the outside in first time Distress Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, and then just a little Walnut stain around the outside only.  Take a fine tip black marker and add an eye and color in the hooves.  Take a light charcoal pencil and add additional shading to define the horse features.  Die but the sleigh out of black card stock.  Die cut out the bottom blade from silver paper from the Polished Foil pad and trim off any excess to leave just the blade.  Die cut the top of the sleigh from heavy white card stock and trim off the bottom.  Ink blanket the sleigh from the outside in Distress Oxide ink first with Festive Berry and then Age Mahogany around the outside.  Glue the blade and top of the sleigh on the black sleigh.

Presents:

Die cut the 2 pcs of the smallest and 1 pc of 2nd smallest Square Basics set die out of heavy white card stock.  Ink blend from the outside in with Distress Oxides, Blue Print Sketch, Mustard Seed, and Rustic Forrest.  Die cut the bows from the Crisp Bows from red, yellows and green paper from the Glitzy Glitter pad.  Glue the bows on the square die cuts.  Trim off the end of the ribbon and use it to make a horizontal ribbon.  Glue the presents into the Sleigh.

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Trees:

Die cut the Pine Needle Trio from the darkest green in the Lush Green paper pad. I used the full sheet only cutting the largest pine needle die 3 times.  Add dries white glue to the tips off the pine needles and cover with white and silver mixed embossing power.  Heat set.  Repeat for all pine needles "trees"

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Background:  

Ink blend a 4" x 5 1/4" white card panel with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass ink lengthwise.  Don't over blend and leaving the ink blotchy.  Add Snowspeckle Wide Washi tape over the top to create the perfect snow fall sky.  

Snow Banks:

Cut a 5 1/4"x2.5" strip of white heavy card stock.  Trim off the top to create a snow bank.  Add dries white glue to the top and cover with the embossing powder used no the pine needles.  Heat set.  Add foam tape to the bottom of the snow bank.  Cut a 51/4" x 3/4" strip of white heavy card stock.  Trim off the top leaving a little wavy look.  Stamp Spread and Cheer from the Festive Christmas Greeting stamp set.  Add the same embossing power to the top of the paper strip and heat set.  Glue 2 smaller strips to the bottom portion of the snow bank.  

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Assembly:

Use a A2 card base and adhere an A2 size card panel out of silver Polished Foil paper.  Adhere the snowy sky panel to the center.  Adhere the larger snow bank to the bottom and then the smaller snow bank on top.  Add a piece of foam tape to the top of the sleigh and glue to the bottom of the blade and adhere to the top snow bank.  For the horse add 2 pieces of card stock to the back of the body and glue to the hooves and adhere to the top snow bank.  Add the. Pine Needle die cuts to the background around the sleigh and horse.

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10/08/2021

Fri 08

Bird House Holiday Greetings Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a holiday card using the House Frame dies to create a bird house for the Serene Bird.  I use the branch die to hang the bird house in this snowy scene.

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Bird House:

Die cut the House Frame from Memory Box Kraft Woodgrain card stock and the fence from the Cream Woodgrain card stock.  Die cut the House Frame Background from cream card stock and the heart from both the same cream card stock and then from the Kraft Woodgrain card stock.  Trim the House Frame die at the first score line to create a frame.  Take the Distress Oxide Antique Line ink pad and run it at an angle with the grain of the paper. Use your finger or small blending tool to blend the ink and add extra ink as needed.  Make sure to ink the edges to create depth.  Take the Kraft Woodgrain heart frame and do the same but with Distress Oxide ink in Crackling Campfire and then Barn Door.  Ink blend the inside of the cream card stock die cut heart with Distress Oxide Antique Line ink and then use Ground Espresso making the outside darker then the center.  Make sure the ink the edges.  This helps to create depth. Take the Distress Oxide Weathered Wood ink pad and run it at an angle on the fence and the House Frame background die cuts. Center the Heart frame die in the center of the House Frame Background die cut and run through the die cut machine.  Keep the heart frame die and glue it behind the red woodgrain die cut.  Ink the edges with Distress Oxide Ground Espresso.  Glue the inked wood House Frame on tope of the background.  Tie some cream colored twine to the top of the house.  Keep the end long to tie to the branch.

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Serene Bird and Branch:

Die cut the bird dies from heavy weight cream card stock.  Die cut the wings twice.  Die cut the branch from the same cream card stock.  Take a small bending tool, like a eyeshadow brush, and ink blend Distress Oxide Iced Spruce on the leaves.  Then ink blend the branch with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo.  Make sure to ink the edges of the die cuts.  Ink blend the bird body in Distress Oxide Abandon Coral, stay light towards the bottom center of the bird and heavier on the tail and top of the head.  Ink blend with Crackling Campfire.  Ink blend the wing first with Crackling Campfire and then around the edges with Barn Door.  Take the second wing die cut and trim just the top portion, following the cut lines.  Heavily ink blend with Barn Door.  Ink blend the beak with Mustard Seed.  Add a dot with a fine tip black marker to the eye.  Glue the beak and wings on the bird.  Glue just the main branches, just a few drops, on top of each other, off setting the die cuts to make a longer branch.  Tie the twine from the bird house in the center of the branch, only hanging about 1/4".

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Background:

Take cream card stock and trim to 4" x 5 1/4".  Ink blend with Distress Oxide inks from the center out staring with Stormy Sky and then Weathered Wood.  Heavily spray with water and bleach solutions.  I have a spray bottle that I keep with just about 1/10 of the bottle of bleach and the rest with water.  Let the water set for a minute and take a towel and bot off the excess.  Heat dry.  I repeated the process a few times until I had the effect I wanted.  I thought I had to start over but it turned out perfect.

Sentiment:

Die cut the middle sized die from the Banner Sentiment Trio set from cream card stock.  Stamp Holiday Greetings from the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set with Distress Oxide Barn Door ink in the center.  Take a small blending tool and ink the edges up to the stitching with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo. 

Assembly:

Adhere the bird house to the bottom center of the background panel.  Glue the heart frame in the cut out.  Glue the fence along the bottom center of the house.  Glue the branch over the bird house, adding glue only to the main branch.  Arrange and glue down some of the branches leading to the leaves to make the branch look more full.  Add some white ink platers with thinned out gesso or a white spray ink. Let dry. Adhere the bird on top of the branch with foam tape, tucking it behind some of the leaves.  Adhere the hear die cut in the bird house, tucking it behind the fence.  Add the sentiment banner with foam tape to the bird house.  Adhere to background to an A2 size brown panel and then to a A2 size cream side folded card.  Add some Clear Fairy Drops around the card. 

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