224 posts categorized "Birthday"

07/28/2021

Wed 28

Two Cards with Elegant Succulent Stamps and Dies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two cards featuring a brand new stamp set just recently released with the newest 2021 Summer Daydreams release, called "Elegant Succulent Sentiments.."  These are so lovely and I really enjoyed creating both a slimline and a mini slimline card with these stamps and dies.  Here's a closer look at my first card, a mini slimline card:

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For my first card, I stamped the image in black ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder, then colored it with Distress Inks and a water brush. After it dried, I added colored pencil accents and then used the coordinating die to cut it out.

I placed it in the lower left corner of a mini slimline card (3" by 6") and adhered it with liquid glue.
Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from the same set and adhered it to the top right corner, cutting off the excess that was hanging off. Here's one last look at my card:

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Here's the 2nd card I made:

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For my 2nd card using the same set, I first took a piece of Yupo paper and added lots of alcohol inks in blues and greens and used my heat tool to blow it and move it around between layers.

Next, I took a piece of clear acetate and stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed the large stamp in white.

I added a piece of double sided adhesive to it and after peeling the other side off, I laid it on top of the alcohol inked paper.

Using the coordinating die, I cut the acetate/alcohol ink image and then added it to a regular size slimline card (8.5" by 3.5") and then popped up the circle sentiment at the bottom on foam tape. I made that sentiment circle the same way that I made the one for the first card.

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I hope you like my cards. I think this stamp set has not only beautiful succulent images, but lots of simply gorgeous sentiments that look so pretty with their combined fonts.

Be sure to check out all the latest new release items from Memory Box HERE. It's so amazing!

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07/25/2021

Sun 25

Slimline Trio of Castle Collages by Jean Okimoto

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Send birthday wishes with a layered slimline tri-fold of castle collages from the Summer Daydreams Collection.  The collages are usually layered from small-to-large for a 3-D effect - they're stacked out of sequence here for a different look.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here -  hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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Score 8-½" x 10-½" light gray cardstock at 3-½" and 7".  Diecut Fantasy Castle Collage from the front of the first panel.  Diecut Stone Keep Castle Collage from the backside of the second panel.

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Cut three of the moat border from the Fantasy Castle Collage.  Attach one to the front of the Fantasy Castle Collage - and another one behind the Fantasy Castle Collage for added support.  The backside of the Fantasy Castle Collage panel is shown above.  Trim the 3rd moat border and attach it to the front of the Stone Keep Castle Collage for added interest.  

Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 4-⅛" tall Nested Globes die.  Brush or sponge it with overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo and peacock feathers.  Spray it with a light layer of Imagine's Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it. 

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Cut Imperial Castle Collage from light gray cardstock and trim the bottom and sides.  Attach it to the globe diecut.  

Stamp the greetings from the Majestic Achievements Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the pink 6x6 sheet from the Berry Red Pack with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Cut them with the coordinating dies.  Attach the birthday banner with foamtape.  

Color 5 Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and attach them to the card.

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We're celebrating a very special birthday here in Seattle this weekend...Impress is 34 years young!  The celebration includes a great 20% discount on regular-priced items (excluding class kits and gift certificates).  The sales ends tonight - July 25th - the promo code for online shopping is "happy34."  It's a great time to get the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs items on your wishlist!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

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07/23/2021

Fri 23

Royal Birthday
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a very royal birthday card! I really love the newest release, Summer Daydreams!! 
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This adorable stamp and die combo is called Majestic Achievements. It's perfect for many occasions. I love the crown and parchment scroll!!! I inked up the card base with distress oxide inks and colored all the images with Copic Markers. I added some Pastel Jewels to give some sparkle!
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This is one of those stamp sets to definitely need and will become your go to stamp set!!

Thanks for stopping by Memory Box today!

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07/17/2021

Sat 17

Birthday Castle Gift Tag
by Sara Cook

I am having so much fun with the castle stamps and dies in this release.  I have a gift tag to go along with the birthday card from my last post using the Stone Keep Castle and Willow Globe dies.

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Die cut the Snowglobe backer die from Kraft Woodgrain card stock.  Color the front frame using Distress Ink Vintage Photo by sliding the ink pad along the grain.  Die cut the Willow Globe dies from a light green in the Lush Green paper back.  Color white card stock with Distress Ink Ketch Flamingo.  Let dry and die cut a hand full of flowers from the die in the Willow Globe.  Die cut the Snowglobe backer die from grey card stock and cut on the 2nd fold line from the frame.  Die cut the Radiant Snowglobe from a medium green from the Lush Green paper pack. Die cut the Radiant Snowglobe from white card stock.  Color the sky first with Distress ink Squeezed Lemonade the sun and blend to Broken China and then Salty Ocean.   Use the matching Nest Globe die to die cut a panel from Kraft Woodgrain card stock.  Glue the Kraft panel to the backside of the Radiant Snowglobe. Glue in the sky.

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Die cut the Stone Keep Castle from gray card stock, then with black fir the towers and Kraft Woodgrain for the door.  Fussy cut out the castle from the frame and shade with a small foam applicator and Distress Ink Hickory Smoke.  Color the door the same way as the frame, Vintage Photo along the wood grain.  Cut out the black tops of the towers.  Glue the owners on the castle.  Glue black card stock behind the castle to who only behind the windows and doorway.  Glue the door over the black card stock.  Glue the castle behind the gray globe frame.

Fold the front of the Snowglobe Backer 90 degrees.  Glue in the castle frame in the next section then the Radiant Snowglobe.  Glue in the flap to the back panel.  Tie the globe together with pink twine.  Glue in the flowers on the willow branches and add some Berry Mist Fairy Sugar to center of flowers. Take any left over Ketch Flamingo colored paper and stamp Happy Birthdate from the Majestic Achievements stamp set with black ink and die cut out.  Adhere to the front frame.

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07/08/2021

Thu 08

Simple Layered Wreath
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a few CAS style cards. I used some of the newest products  from the Summer Daydreams Release.
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I chose the Delicate Wreath Die and die cut it three times using papers from the Lush Green paper pack. I adhered the layers together than added a twine bow.  I trimmed a piece of White Wood Grain Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and used the Double Stitch Rectangle Cutout Die to add the border. Adhere the die cut border panel to the card base. I stamped and die cut the sentiment from the new stamp/ die combo, Signature Greetings. Lastly, I scattered some clear jewels.
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I followed the same design for this card, but I used Fresh Aqua Paper Pack and Kraft Wood Grain Paper. 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek! Hope you'll check out the newest release!

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07/05/2021

Mon 05

Pink Castle Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

A new Memory Box release is here and I am loving all the castle images.  There are stackable dies and a stamp set.  I got inspired to create a scene looking at a castle under a willow tree.  So many more amazing dies and stamps in this release.  Make sure to check them all out on the website.

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Images:

Stamped the castle, clouds, and scroll images from the Majestic Achievements clear stamp set with Clair Versa Fine Nocturne and used Copic alcohol markers to color the images. The castle is colored with cool grays,C1,C3, C7 and violet pinks,RV02 and RV04.  For the clouds  just outline them with the lightest blue B000. For the scroll use browns, E00,YR20, and E33. Die cut the images with the matching dies.  Then add some white highlights with a gel pen and stamp the sentiment on the scroll image.

Card base:

Trim a matching pink card stock from the Vibrant Violet back to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Die cut out the Pinpoint Burst plate from white card stock and then ink blended the sky with Distress Ink, Squeeze Lemon Aide, Broken China, and Salty Ocean. Die cut the sky with the largest die in the Nested Globe die set making sure the sun is in the upper center.  Hand cut a green hill from a green in the Lush Green paper pack.  

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Willow Frame:

To create a frame use the 2 largest dies from the Nested Globe die set and die cut 4 frames from Kraft Woodgrain card stock. On one of the frame use Distress Ink Vintage Photo and add by running the pad, grain direction, over the die cut.  Glue just 3 of the non-colored frames together.  Die cut the Willow Globe from a green in Lush Green paper pack twice. 

Assembly:

Create a A2 size card and adhere the pink card base to the card.  Adhere the hill then castle and clouds to the sky background. Trim off any excess paper.  Then adhere the 3 stack frames.  Adhere the willow branches on the top frame to frame in the castle.  Adhere the colored frame to the top.  Adhere the  scroll image with sentiment to the lower right hand corner.  Adhere the scene to the card. Add clear jewels to the center of the flowers.

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06/27/2021

Sun 27

Heart Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this multiple heart die birthday card.  It's a clean and simple card using lots of dies and just a little stamping and heat embossing.
 
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The biggest heart was made with the Memory Box Woodgrain Heart cut from Memory Box pink card stock. It's a wonderful heart die unlike your other heart dies.  But here's a tip, if you don't have this die you can get white or kraft woodgrain card stock from Memory Box and use it to cut any shape die you have and then ink it or color it with markers to make it any color you like!  The woodgrain papers from Memory Box come in white, ivory and kraft colors.
 
The next layer in my heart die stack is the inside of the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die, cut from pastel glitter card stock, also from Memory Box.  On top of that I added the Crystal Heart die also cut from pastel pink glitter paper.  On top of that I added a white cut out I made using the two smallest dies from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out die set cut from white card stock.
 
The sentiment is from Birch Press Design's Crystal Lingo stamp set, heat embossed in white on black card stock then cut with coordinating dies.  Here's one last look:
 
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I finished the card by adding clear Fairy Gems around the outside of the pink heart.
 
Hope you like my card inspiration for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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06/22/2021

Tue 22

Backlit Under the Sea Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hello.  I have a card using the Pinpoint Burst Plate die cut over a acetate card so it shows the light through the back to create rays of light showing in the water scene. Such a easy way to create this effect.   

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Background:

Die cut the Pinpoint Burst Plate from 110 card stock. Ink blend from the center of the Burts with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and then Salty Ocean. Randomly add Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough with Salty Ocean and lightly blend together.  Then add Chipped Sapphire to the bottom and half way up the side of the panel.  Spray with water and let sit then damped off with a towel.  In the center add white Pan-pastel to mute out the yellow a little. Try to keep the backside of the card clean as it will show.

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Plants:

For the coral ink bland Distress Oxide Abandon Coral than Squeezed Lemonade on white card stock.  Die cut the coral from the Coral and Kelp Ribbon and Bubble Coral Collage.  For the kelp ink bland Distress Oxide Forest Moss √. Die cut the kelp from the Coral and Kelp Ribbon and Kelp Collage. For other plants ink bland Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio than Evergreen Bough on white card stock.  Die cut the plants from from the Deepwater Collage.  Glue them in plant round the bottom and halfway up the side with the plants pointing  towards the center point.

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Mermaid:

Die cut the mermaid from Mermaid Wonder Frame from dark brown card stock and then just the tail from a aqua paper from Polished Foil pack.  Fussy cut the tail and glue over the body.  Color the hair with a red alcohol marker and color the cuts in the hair with a black alcohol marker. Glue a shell sequin for the top to the mermaid.  Glue the mermaid to the center of the card.

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Sentiment

Ink bland Distress Oxide Forest Moss on white card stock and die cut the base die from the Birthday Mail Posh Script die.  Die cut the top die out of the same aqua Polished Foil paper.  Glue the top die cut on the bottom die cut. Add mounting tape to the back of the sentiment die cut.

Assembly:

Create an A2 size card out of heavy acetate.  Add a thin line of glue on the  around the edge on the backside of the card base and adhere to the front of the acetate card.  Hold firm in place until dry.  For the inside die cut the larger die from Stitched Rectangle Trimmings set from white card stock. Add glue and adhere on the inside of the card to cover up the glue from the front panel.  To create to write a personal message, cut 2 small pieces of white, light weight ,card stock.  Adhere 1 to the inside of the card and the other to the back side to cover the adhesive that shows.  Adhere the sentiment to the front panel, center top.

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06/21/2021

Mon 21

Male Birthday Mail
by Anne Thompson

Today I made more guy cards, this time specifically for birthdays...Male Birthday Mail!

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Materials Used

to make this card

  • cut the plaid paper to cover the front of the notecard
  • cut a smaller piece of red cardstock to use as a mat and add it to the front of the card
  • emboss the Toolshed image onto the cream woodgrain paper
  • lightly drag the ink pad over the top of the embossed image to add a bit of color to highlight the tools
  • trim this embossed image down to fit on the mat, leaving a narrow edge of the red exposed
  • cut the Birthday Mail background from a scrap of the red cardstock and the detailed letters from a scrap of the plaid...I found it helpful to add Scor-Tape on the back of the plaid paper to make it easier to place those letters on the background piece.
  • adhere the sentiment to the card front and add a tiny gem to dot the i

Here are the three cards I made...one using the cream woodgrain paper (shown above), one using the KRAFT WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44003, and one using the WHITE WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44002.

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For the kraft paper card I used a larger piece of the woodgrain paper to cover the card front as well as embossing another piece with the toolshed folder.  I also used a brown cardstock from the EARTH NEUTRAL COLLECTION SP1009 as a mat for the embossed image and for the Birthday Mail background.

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I love the texture of the woodgrain papers and the way the woodgrain highlights embossed images especially when I use ink direct-to-paper on the embossing.  Cool! 

Happy Crafting!

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06/20/2021

Sun 20

Stained Glass Butterfly Birthday Mail
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today today with two cards featuring the "Stained Glass Butterfly", "Pinpoint Burst" and "Birthday Mail Posh Script" dies.
Here's a look at my 2nd card:

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For both cards I cut several black and white butterflies with the die and stacked them up slightly offset from each other.  The plan was to back them with smooshed watercolored paper for the first card, and an alcohol inked panel for the 2nd card.

For card 1 I used the "Pinpoint Burst" die on the white back panel and on the 2nd card I used it directly on the alcohol inked panel.

I added the stacked butterflies to their backgrounds and then added lots of clear fairy gems to the centers of them. The sentiment "Birthday Mail" was die cut from black, white and the smooshed/alcohol inked panels and stacked for dimension. I love that this die has both the thin letters plus an outlined die. It makes it so versatile and you can use it in many ways.

Here's another look at both cards:

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The first card is a regular A2 size card and the 2nd card is a mini slimline card sized at 3" by 6".

Here's one last look:

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I absolutely love combining dies to create card with no stamping.  Memory Box has so many wonderful versatile dies to combine on your cards, be sure to give them a look on the Memory Box website.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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