13 posts categorized "Transportation"


Mon 20

Possibilities...Airplane Adventures???
by Anne

The two cards I made today feature the tiny airplanes from the AIRPLANE ADVENTURES die set 99389.  Either of these cards would be just the thing to send to someone off on a summer trip or to the new graduate.


For the card on the left:


  • White notecard
  • STARLIT BREEZE die 99398 cut into the card front
  • STITCHED CLOUDS die 30053 cut from Memory Box Dot Paper and mounted at three different levels
  • AIRPLANE ADVENTURES die 99389 cut from silver mirror card
  • "possibilities" stamp from WORDS TO LIVE BY Clear Stamp Set CL5154 stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black

For the second card:


  • Blue Memory Box notecard
  • 2nd largest oval from STITCHED OVAL LAYERS Die Set 30069 cut from blue distressed dots paper
  • SWIRLING STITCHES die 99315 cut into the dotty oval
  • STITCHED CLOUDS die 30053 cut from white cardstock and mounted at three different levels
  • AIRPLANE ADVENTURES die 99389 cut from silver mirror card
  • "possibilities" stamp from WORDS TO LIVE BY Clear Stamp Set CL5154 stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



Sat 28

Summer Bike Ride


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Hope you're having a great weekend - here's another summer card design for you.  Jean Okimoto here - let's get started...

Memory Box Products

  • Cosmic Star Set Die 98464
  • Vintage Bicycle Die 984845 
  • Metal Adapter Plate       
  • Star Flash Designer Stencil 88542
  • Solo Stars Designer Stencil 88565
  • Graphite Cardstock    
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Kraft Envelope

The big blue star from the Solo Stars Designer Stencil is stenciled with Danube Blue Memento Luxe and heat-embossed over the dry-embossed Star Flash background.  Add some diecut red and blue felt stars for texture and dimension.  The Vintage Bicycle adds a fun contrast to the contemporary backdrop of stars.

Speaking of stars...Big Thanks to design star Donna Mikasa for reminding me about diecutting with felt...on a warm summer day, when felt is not quite at the top of my list of go-to supplies.    It's so easy to cut, adds great dimension and comes in beautiful colors!

New classes at Impress start this week - on Friday, the 4th of July!  We'll be using some NEW Memory Box and Poppystamps designs in the Summer in Seattle class.  They're so new I'll be posting the samples in a few days.  Hope you can join us.

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for additional details and instructions for today's card - and a few more!





Sun 18

Watercolored Backgrounds for Special Celebrations

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Hi - welcome back, Jean Okimoto here with another project this evening. Create a quick, colorful celebration card for any occasion with Designer Stencils, dies and inks.  It's easier than ever with such great products - let's get started!

Memory Box Products

  • Bubbles Designer Stencil 88574
  • Happy Arrows Designer Stencil 88509
  • Beautiful Balloon Die 98854
  • Violet Cardstock (5.5" square card)


  • Birthstone Kaleidacolor
  • Bahama Blue Fireworks Spritz
  • Electric Purple, Pink and Blue Radiant Neons


Use the smoother side of 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper for the background, hot air balloon and arrow.  Violet Cardstock actually has a lot more red in it than you see here - but it's such a beautiful color that I just have to use it.  Maybe someday I'll learn to photograph it too!

Spritz the watercolor paper with water.  Ink a 4" soft rubber brayer with Birthstone, spritz it, then brayer the diluted, blended inks onto the moist watercolor paper.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then spritz it with Bahama Blue Fireworks for beautiful shimmery highlights.  Heat-set the inks.  

Stencil Bubbles onto it with Electric Purple and heat-set it.  Trim the paper and ink the edges with Electric Purple.  Diecut Beautiful Balloon - leave the die on it and stencil the open areas with Electric Purple, Pink and Blue.  Emboss it with Imagine Crafts Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Stencil the "HOORAY" arrow with Electric Pink and Purple and emboss it with Iridescent powder.

Assemble the card - use foam dots for the balloon.  Attach pink and silver sequins.

Visit our Ideas Gallery for more designs and inspiration.

Thanks for sharing a few minutes your weekend with us!







Thu 30

Delivering Trucks of Love


Good Morning, Marnie here with a bit of a technique card.  You know how sometimes you have an idea but it's not quite cooked?  Well this was half cooked idea then I was sitting chatting with my kiddos and BAM crazy how fast the completed idea comes and I had to get up and do it right away before I forgot.  I dug through my drawers and found my furnace tape and my Alcohol Inks and colored up a piece of tape with a yellow/gold color.  I then cut out 3 of the Dump Trucks.  With a Black copic I carefully colored the outside of the wheels and set them aside.  Then came the background piece which was sponged with brown, green and blue Distress ink to create an outdoor scene.  Using the Happy Arrows Stencil I created a sign by stenciling Distress Ink over it outlining it in black ink and cutting it out.   The brown is just a couple of handcut strips of brown cardstock and the sign is stuck on top to create the sign posts.   At this point one truck get cut in half so that it can be dumping some of the hearts on the ground. Then the Dump Trucks are stuck down and a ton of hearts are cut with the Heart of Hearts Die and put into the back of the trucks.  Hope you like it I am totally excited by the metal trucks!   This would be a fun fun Boy Card you could put all kinds of things in the truck.

Products Used -

  • Dump Truck - 98476
  • Happy Arrows Stencil - 88509
  • Heart of Hearts - 98781
  • Russian Sage Card Base
  • Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive, Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed
  • Alcohol Ink - Butterscotch and Sunshine Yellow
  • Furnace Tape
  • Brown & Red Cardstock
  • Copic Marker - 100 and a Black Multiliner

Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!



Thu 15

Summer Scenes...


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This card makes me want to go for a drive!  The perfect Summer day!  I love the Small Circle Burst for the sun cut out of Bluebird Gingham card-stock.  I used Squash Dots card-stock behind it.  The new mini Clouds dies, Evergreen Landscape die, Cottage in the Woods die, Auto Parts die and the new Melinda Corner die



The stamp is Happy Birthday Special Combo.


I had to make one with the new Pinecone Corner die too!   Now for that ride! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Fri 09

Lazy Summer Afternoon


Hi - Jean Okimoto here, with a sit-back-and-relax design for you.  It features A Quiet Spot CS1918E (the rubber cling stamp version) and Vintage Bicycle Die 98484.  

Layering Puffy Clouds 98172 adds a lofty look and a bit of dimension too.  The bicycle is cut from a lightweight recycled beverage can to add a cool vintage modern accent to the card.   Use the Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate with the other plates required for thin metal dies - it's as easy as diecutting cardstock!


Tinting the background and painting the stamped image is easy - and it's all done with the ColorBox Ocean Breeze Chalk Paintbox ink set.  Detailed directions and supply lists are posted in the card gallery on our website.  Click on the Read more link below.



Thanks for visiting - have a great sunny weekend!


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Tue 02

Merry Christmas Scene...


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Pam here...Where to begin...I heart everything about this Scene! Fabulous dies from Memory Box and Poppystamps...Thistle, Raspberry, Water, Juniper, Licorice and Dove Gray card-stocks, all make for a charming Christmas scene!



I created a Multi Easel, Easel card that folds down flat to mail.  It's 5 1/2 inches square.

New dies I used...
Grand Merry Christmas 98680
Snowflake Burst 98719 (the snowflakes behind the acetate in the window)
Classic Staircase 98665
Frosted Christmas Tree 98668
Bare Sapling 98666 (behind the acetate in the window)
Festive Lights 98662
Christmas Lights Set 98650
Train Set 98710
Christmas Stockings 98727

Dies from past releases...
Graceful Chandelier 98493
Fabulous Phlox 98511 (the branch for the stair garland)
Penne Frame 98387 
Poppystamps - Large Hayward Chair stamp
Poppystamps - Large Hayward Chair die
Poppystamps - Small Madison Window
Poppystamps - Plush Curtains


Lots of pictures to share so you can get a good idea how to put this card together... I love having this style easel card sitting out for all to enjoy.


I used acetate in the window to imitate glass...


Easy to feel the spirit of the season (even in July) when creating with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies! This release is awesome!


Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me through this long post!  Since it's Christmas in July Blog Blitz for two weeks, there are prizes to be won!!!  Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a Grand merry Christmas die! You'll love it! Check back and don't miss any posts...we have lots to share with this release and you won't want to miss a one!  : )



Sat 29

Marvelous Bridge and more...


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Pam here...This is one of the cards for an upcoming class weekend August 3rd and 4th at the Paper Garden Boutique in Sacramento, California.  We'd love to have you join us!  

The Marvelous Bridge die is so cool!  I teamed it up with the new Dancing Butterflies die, Balloon die, Puffy Clouds and the Grand Old Oak tree.  Then from Poppystamps dies, I used the Picket Fence and Grassland dies.

Memory Box Dill, Granny Smith, Water, Licorice, Vanilla Bean, Dove Gray, Kraft, Raspberry and White card-stock.  Currant Distressed Dots paper. 

So glad you stopped by! Happy Memory Box creating!



Mon 10

Lamp post scene and Chrysanthemum Birthday...


Enjoy the ride!  Pam here, taking you away to a place with gingham grass and polka dot flowers! So fun to create whimsical scenes with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and papers!


I used parts of a couple dies… the leaves in the tree are from the Lavish Branch die and the grass is just the scallop part of the Spring Border die with the flowers cut off.


I die cut the Lamp post frame out of Vanilla Bean card-stock and the Debutante background is die cut out of Water card-stock.

The Lavish Branch is die cut from the Key Lime Gingham and the Cranberry Dots Card-stock.  I cut the red flowers off and glued them on top of the Lime Green flowers with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

The little butterflies are from the new Dancing Butterflies die and the butterfly is the Pippi Butterfly die. 

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My Chrysanthemum Happy Birthday card features the new Chrysanthemum Outline die, Chrysanthemum Background die and Happy Birthday script dies.  I used the Dogwood Blossom Outline die and Dogwood Blossom die for the stems and leaves.

Happy Birthday is die cut from Licorice card-stock,  the flowers are cut from Bubblegum dots card-stock, the stems and leaves are cut from Key Lime Dots and the accent paper border is Key Lime Gingham.

How to get perfect placement for the happy and birthday words…
* after die cutting, keep the negative piece from the cut  (the part you would usually throw away)
* place it over your card where you want your word to be
* put adhesive on your word die cut
* place your word back in the negative piece, press it in place
* then slowly, carefully remove the negative piece so all that is left in place, is the word


In this photo you can see I die cut the florals in the white card base then cut them out of the colored card-stock too and inserted them in the cuts in the white card base.

A fun technique for using Memory Box dies...cutting, layering them with different colors for a little different look.  I did this on my Jasper Leaves card,  HERE

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping and die cutting!


Thu 06

Bicycle Built For Two Easel Card...


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Hello everybody!  Pam here...I have a fun fold card and a video to share with you today.

A Bicycle Built For Two always makes me think of the 'Daisy, Daisy' song! Good luck getting the song back out of your head! : )

This is a multiple Easel card...


It folds flat for mailing and storing but it's so dimensional for displaying...a conversation piece! There are more photos on my blog and I can email you more if you want to see them even larger.


Here's a video... to really see the card well, click play, change the 'gear' to HD and click the full screen.  It's so much better BIG!  It's short and I show how the easel is constructed.  Enjoy and hope it inspires you to try it.  It's really not hard at all!  It's fun!


Memory Box and Poppystamps dies...I tell which ones in the video.

Memory Box card-stocks...Water, Dill, Granny Smith, Vanilla Bean, Licorice, Crimson and White. 

Let me know if you make one so I can come see it!  Thanks for looking!  

*** Scroll down for Mary's fun fold thank you card! ***