14 posts categorized "Transportation"


Thu 06

Bicycle Built For Two Easel Card...


Click to see photos full size...

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! ***


Mon 22

Recycle It on an Earth Day Card

Hi, Jean Okimoto here - with  a project featuring up-cycled items that would normally be tossed into the recycling bin for Monday's garbage collection.  Like those darn subscription cards that fall out of magazines,  a cardboard box and a sparkling water can.

Scroll down to see the beautiful gift boxes Anne Thompson created using Memory Box Dies, recycled papers and scraps from her stash.  They're so pretty...perfect for a very special person celebrating a very special day.

And - taking the Earth Week concept a bit further - I wanted to feature Made-in-the-USA products - like Memory Box dies and papers and Clearsnap Inkpads.  Less shipping, less fuel.


Diecut Grand Oak Tree from cardboard packaging.  Ink the leaves and upper branches with Grass Pigment Ink and heat-set it.  Diecut Vintage Bicycle from a sparkling water can (I used LaCroix).  

Diecut Tiny Village from different sections of magazine subscription cards.  Ink them with Arctic Deep, Candied Yam and Guacamole Chalk Inks.  Cut Tiny Village again from cardboard to create mirror-image pieces of the little houses and attach them to the inked houses to resemble a roofline and shadowed areas for the windows and doors. 

Cut, score and fold a 5.5" square card of Dill Cardstock.  Cut a 3" x 5" strip of Key Lime Cardstock. Assemble the card.

Memory Box Products

  • Grand Oak Tree Die 98462
  • Tiny Village Die 98533
  • Vintage Bicycle 98484
  • Dill and Key Lime Cardstock

Clearsnap Products

  • ColorBox Grass Limited Edition Pigment Inkpad
  • ColorBox Arctic Deep, Candied Yam and Guacamole Cat's Eyes Inkpads

Take a few minutes (OK, more than a few minutes) to go thru your recycle bins and paperscraps stash. Then pull out your collection of Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and start creating!




Sun 17

Hello Spring...

Spring is around the corner!  Yesterday we stopped at my mother-in-law's and sure enough, her daffodils are coming up!  Click the photos to get a full size view...

I started this step card with the Orchard Tree Frame die.  I cut it three times and layered/glued them together.  The background piece is Memory Box Morroccan Bluebird card-stock,  I ran it through the big shot with the frame die but I didn't shim it, that way it didn't cut clear through. The pieces that did cut completely I pieced them back in.  The next layer up was cut in black and the top layer in white.  The white layer I colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

I used the Summer Border die for the bottom.  I cut it out of Memory Box color card-stock and pieced it together.  I cut two green pieces, cutting the flowers and stems completely off of one.  Then I sanded them, just a touch!


I LOVE the Parker lower case alphabet!  I die cut it in white and mounted the words 'hello spring' with thin mounting squares that I cut into strips.  I used Poppystamps Picket Fence die and Memory Box Puffy Clouds, Set of Swings, Lavish Branch and Vintage Bicycle dies. I cut the swing out of white card-stock and colored it with Copics to look like rope and a tire.

Step cards are easy to make and so fun to create a scene with! This is a 5 1/2 inch square card.

Thanks for visiting Outside the Box blog today!





Wed 06

Diecutting a Springtime Card

One of our favorite  die sets for Valentine cards  - the Owl Heart Set - is also perfect for Easter.  Jean Okimoto here, with a simple way to create a spring card with that great set.  View the Memory Box Collection here.


The dies cut and emboss the treetrunk and leaves simultaneously.  I like to enhance the texture by using the embossing plate and rubber mat to emboss them twice.  Punch little eggs from Distressed Dots, Gingham and Moroccan Memory Box Signature Prints and scatter them among the leaves.

The Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate - used with the other plates required for thin metal dies - helps cut the intricate Vintage Bicycle.  A pair of the Resting Birds adds a soft touch of blue in Pool Cardstock.  

Stamp Easter Joy inside the card with Glacier Lake ColorBox Archival Dye Ink.  Attach everything to a Sweet Corn Notecard and tuck it into a matching Sweet Corn Envelope.