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10/19/2019

Sat 19

Christmas Stocking
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning and welcome to Day 6 of the Holiday Blog Blitz!  There are so many exciting products in this holiday release, including paper and washi tape!

For my post today I used the Scalloped Stocking die and made a cute place setting project.  You could also use this as a gift card holder or an ornament for your tree.

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I die cut the stocking from patterned paper from the new 6" x 6" paper pad. I also cut another stocking from red cardstock.  I die cut the stocking toe and cuff from white felt.  

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Next, I sewed the stocking pieces together and embellished the stocking with more new die cuts (see below).  

The Snowman Background and the Antique Pine Label were die cut from white cardstock and the Scribble Snowman Outline and the word Joy were cut from black cardstock.  The pine branches were cut off the label and inked with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint distress inks.

I glued the snowman outline to the snowman background then added ribbon around his neck for a scarf.  I glued the snowman to the front of the stocking and added a nose, eyes and buttons to him. The eyes and buttons are black Nuvo Dots and the nose was cut from orange cardstock.

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I glued the pine branches to the stocking cuff and finished it off with red buttons.  I glued the word Joy to the front of the snowman.

That's it for today's project!

Want to win your own Scalloped Stocking craft die?  Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the die. Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

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10/16/2019

Wed 16

Blog Blitz Day 3 - Watercolor Woodland Wide Washi Tape, Dashing Stripes and Dots, Mini Vintage Varsity Peace by Jean Okimoto

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Welcome to our Holiday Blog Blitz - and a chance to win one of the great new items on today's card!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, introducing our new Watercolor Woodland Wide Washi Tape.  It's a beautiful holiday print with a hand-colored look  - and it's 4-½" wide x 11 yards.  That's a lot of tape for your holiday cards, tags, layouts and collages!  

Although the red stripes are hard to see here - the 24-sheet Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6" set complements the Dashing Holiday 6x6" prints.  You can quickly create 16 beautiful 3-sheet combinations of the prints/stripes/dots for your holiday projects.

The Dashing Holiday set is also designed to work well after the holidays.  The reverse sides of the "very holiday" prints are versatile stripes, plaids and diagonals you can use throughout the year.  

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Attach a strip of Watercolor Woodland Wide Washi Tape to white cardstock.  Cut a section with the 2.6" x 3.6" Pinpoint Rectangle Layer die.  

Cut accent strips of the red (¾" x 3-½") and green (1" x 4") stripes.  Cut a ¾" x 5-½" green dotted accent strip from the reverse of the green stripes.

Attach a strip of lined doublestick tape behind red cardstock and diecut "JOY" using the Mini Vintage Peace Varsity set.  Leave the letters in the die - just remove the tape liners and the center of the "0."  Cut a circle using the 1" Circle Basics die.  Press the letters (still in the die) firmly onto the circle and use a pokey tool to transfer them to the circle.

Attach everything to a green A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card.  Add ¼" punched red glitter dots.

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Want to win a wide roll of the Watercolor Woodland Washi Tape?   Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the washi tape.  Visit the blog from Monday, Oct 14th- Sunday, October 20th to see more of the new release and for a chance to win a prize each day.  Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  Good luck!

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's HOLIDAY GREETINGS - SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress.  Special thanks to Jenny and Ann for your great snacks - we certainly appreciated them after that origami bird!  Thanks to Erin and Lynne for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets too.

Thanks for visiting...don't forget to add your comment to today's post - and all of the design team posts throughout our holiday blitz!

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08/28/2019

Wed 28

Holiday Blog Blitz Day 3 Winter Tree Oval Frame
by Trina Pham

Hello everyone and welcome to day three of the Holiday Blog Blitz!  Christmas is my favorite holiday so I’m so excited for this release!  And no surprise, I have a very clean and simple Christmas card to share today.  It features the Winter Tree Oval Frame die.

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Started by die cutting the oval frame twice from mixed media paper.  This resulted in two frames and two oval pieces.  Took one of the oval pieces and die cut the tree from it.

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On the other oval, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks were blended on with blending brushes.  Didn’t end up using the frames, so saved those for a future project.  

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Next, spritz with water then dabbed off with a paper towel.   To create the falling snow, splattered with white gouache paint.  For some shimmer, spritz it with a Sparkle spray (sorry, couldn’t capture it in the photo).  White heat embossed the sentiment from the new Merry and Bright Mistletoe stamp set on black cardstock, then assembled the card onto a white top folding card base to finish. 

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Giveaway time!  This die is so versatile and can be used for both fall and winter projects.  For your chance to win it, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 pm EST Sunday, September 1.  The winner will be randomly selected and announced right here on this blog the next day on Monday, September 2.  Good luck and thank you for stopping by.

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08/27/2019

Tue 27

Glad Tidings
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone and welcome to day two of our Holiday Blog Blitz!

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I love the new stamp sets in this release!  I decided to use the "Tidings Wreath" stamp set today and loosely watercolor my stamped image.

I stamped the wreath image onto watercolor paper and used Distress Inks to color the image.  

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I painted the leaves first and let them dry completely before painting the berries.  If the leaves were still wet the green and red paint could bleed into each other.

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Once my paint was dry, I added some shading with colored pencils to help define the leaves and berries.  I also spattered the card front with green distress ink. 

Using foam tape I adhered my painted card front to a white card.  

I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued this to my card.

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That's all for today's card! It's a fairly quick card to make!

Do you want a chance to win the new Tidings Wreath clear stamp set?  Leave a comment on this blog post anytime before Sunday, September 1st at 11:59pm EST.  One comment will be selected at random to win the prize.  All contest winners will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, September 2nd at 6:00pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck!

Donnasignature

 

 

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08/26/2019

Mon 26

New Release Blog Blitz!
by Jean Okimoto

 

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Have you noticed this week that we have been posting from the new release?  You can find a link to the entire release here. There are stamps as well as dies and items for Fall as well as Christmas.  Hopefully you will be inspired for the upcoming seasons!  

Would you like to flip for through the new look books?  There is the one for Halloween as well as Christmas.  

We will be celebrating the new release on the blog this week from Monday, August 26th- Sunday, September 1st.  There will be a new sample each day as well as a chance to win a prize each day this week.  

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Hi - Jean Okimoto here with the first blog blitz project and a chance to win a great prize.

Cut watercolor paper with the 3-¼" Square Basics die.  Sponge it with Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress Oxides.  Spritz it with a light mist of water, then heat-set it.  Splatter it lightly with Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Set it aside to dry.

Cut Chandele Star from white cardstock.  It's a great new design that's not just perfect for Chrismas - use it throughout the year for celebrations and special events.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Merry and Bright Mistletoe Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with VersaMark.  Emboss it with detail clear powser.  Sponge it with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  Wipe the residual ink off with a tissue.  Cut it with the ¾" Square Basics die.

Pressure-emboss the dried watercolor paper with Chandele Star using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  

Cut a stencil from vellum using the Chandele Star.  Vellum is great for disposable stencils because it keeps a crisp edge and doesn't get saturated with ink.   Sponge Rocket Red Gold Brilliance through the stencil onto the pressure-embossed star.

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded A-2 card of textured white cardstock.  Add ¼" circles punched from gold glitter cardstock.

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Want a chance to win the new Chandele Star ?  Leave a comment on this blog post anytime before Sunday, September 1st at 11:59pm EST.  One comment will be selected at random to win the prize.  All contest winners will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, September 2nd at 6:00pm EST.  Good luck!

Thanks for visiting.  Stop by again tomorrow for Donna's project and another chance to win a prize from our latest collection!

Jeansignature-3

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05/11/2019

Sat 11

Create a Dark Floral Card with Scribble Posies and Scribble Fronds by Jean Okimoto

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Combine Scribble Posies Outline,  Scribble Frond Background and Scribble Frond Outline on a spring card delivering a simple upbeat message.  There were happy thoughts - literally - when I saw this great new collection!  

Hello, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another blog blitz design and a chance for you to win a die from the Garden Bouquet Collection.  Bright florals on a dark background are a great spring theme - but it can be challenging to create that look with stamps.  Memory Box dies and cardstock create that look quickly and easily.

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Cut Scribble Frond Outline from Easter Grass cardstock.  Cut Scribble Frond Background from Juicy Pear cardstock.

Cut Scribble Posies Outline from flamingo, white and Coral Creme cardstock.  Save the delicate center and outer outlines too.   (Outer outlines??)  

Cut scraps of yellow glittered cardstock and attach them behind the blossoms.  

Stamp the label outline - from the new Big and Little Words Clear  Stamp Set - with Verdant VersaFine Clair.  Stamp the greeting.  Dry the ink, the trim the cardstock and trim the corners with a corner punch.  I used the 4mm corner section  from the WeRMemoryKeepers corner rounder.  

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-⅜" square card of textured dark gray cardstock.  Add pale peach gemstickers.

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Would you like a chance to win Scribble Posies Outline Die Set?  Just add a comment to this post by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 12th.  One winner will be selected at random to win the new die.  All winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, May 13th at 6pm EST.  Good luck, and I hope you will visit us often this week!

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for another ASIA NOW class at Impress on Mother's Day, May 12th.   We're making 6 contemporary cards featuring our favorite almost-Asian dies, beautiful artpapers and lots of techniques.

Impress is celebrating Mom and Ladies Day at Tukwila too - Moms and ladies receive a 30% discount on one item of their choice on Sunday, May 12th.   Take advantage of this great discount and buy one of the Memory Box dies you've been eyeing!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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05/09/2019

Thu 09

Wishing you the Best
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying all the designer's posts this week!  There are so many inspiring ideas using these wonderful new Memory Box products.

For my card I decided to use the beautiful new Rose Bouquet stamp set.  This floral image is so much fun to color and I can see using it for many projects.

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To create the card I stamped and colored the image using colored pencils.  Once the coloring was done, I spattered the image and a white card base with black ink.

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I trimmed my stamped image to fit onto my card at an angle. I adhered this to a piece of black cardstock and trimmed the black to only mat two sides of my paper. To finish the card, I glued this to my card base and then added my die cut word "wishing" and my stamped sentiment to the card front as shown.

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Would you like to win your own Rose Bouquet stamp set? Leave a comment to this post by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 12th. One winner will be selected at random to win the new stamp set. All winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, May 13th at 6pm EST. Good luck, and I hope you will visit us often this week!

Have a great weekend and good luck!

Donnasignature

 

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05/08/2019

Wed 08

Blog Blitz…Introducing the New Antique Leaf Label and Scribble Roses Outline and Background
by Jean Okimoto

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Welcome to our Garden Bouquet Collection Blog Blitz!  Here's a trio of  beautiful new botanical dies perfect for garden greetings - Antique Leaf Label, Scribble Roses Background and Scribble Roses Outline.  The greeting is from our new Open Studio Rose Bouquet Clear Stamps Set.  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple watercolored design ready for any occasion.  I love artsy, round flowers - and the "dark floral" look that seems to reappear each spring.  Overlapping layers of Peerless Watercolors fall into place between the delicate details of the Scribble Roses Outline dies.

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Cut Scribble Roses Background from watercolor paper - leave the diecuts in the offcut and tape them lightly on the reverse side  so they're easier to handle.  Paint them with loose, overlapping layers of pink, peach and yellow watercolors.  Heat-set them, then define the different shades with a wet paintbrush.    Paint a scrap of watercolor paper for a greetings background. Dry the watercolors

Cut the Scribble Roses Outline and Antique Leaf Label from white cardstock.  Save the leaves - we'lll need 5 for the card.

Stamp the greeting - from the Rose Bouquet Clear Stamp Set - with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then diecut the label.

Assemble the roses, then attach the diecuts to a top-folded card of Rock Candy cardstock.  Add clear gem stickers and a few of the diecut leaves. 

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Here's a great new feature Dave's added to several of the new dies - little arrows on the offcuts indicating the tops of some of the floral dies.  Just draw a pencilmark on the back of the diecut at the arrow and the guessing is over!

It was hard to pick a die for our blitz giveaway because there are so many great designs to chose from!  I decided to pick the Antique Leaf Label because it's so versatile and easy to use - and I'll be using it often here on the blog. Would you like a chance to win your own Antique Leaf Label die? Add a comment to this post by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 12th.  One winner will be selected at random to win the new die.  All winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, May 13th at 6pm EST.  Good luck, and I hope you will visit us often this week!

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Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's STASH CARDS - BIRTHDAYS HAPPEN class at Impress!  Hope you like the cards and techniques!  Enjoy making more class cards at home with the packet of extras from my stash.  Thanks Erin and Lynne for helping us fill those shopping baskets!

Looking for something to do on Mother's Day?  Join us for another ASIA NOW class at Impress - we're making 6 contemporary Asian cards - and using a lot of Memory Box and Poppystamps designs.  

Impress is celebrating Mom and Ladies Day at Tukwila too - Moms and ladies receive a 30% discount on one item of their choice on Sunday, May 12th.   Take advantage of that great deal and buy one of the Memory Box dies you've been eyeing.

Thanks very much for stopping by - be sure to comment on all of the Design Team's blog blitz posts for a chance to win great prizes from our latest collection!

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/03/2019

Sun 03

Faux Stained Glass + Blog Blitz Giveaway
by Trina Pham

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Happy Sunday everyone!  Trina here and I am capping off the week for the 2019 Spring Collection Blog Blitz.  With it being named Stained Glass Rose Circle Frame, I couldn’t resist using the faux stained glass technique to create my card with it!  There are many ways to do this technique and I’m sharing my favourite method. 

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Started by die cutting a circle from X-press It cardstock with the second largest die in the Circlr Basics set.  Next added Stick It adhesive to the back of two pieces of white cardstock and one piece of black cardstock then die cut them with the Stained Glass Rose Circle Frame.  Adhered one of the white ones to the circle.

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Colored the piece with Copics.  Thought it would be fun to have the roses in rainbow colors.  Did some light shading for the other areas.  It’s going to look like one hot mess.

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But no worries because the second white piece will cover it all up like so.

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For the stained glass effect, applied Crystal Glaze (could use Glossy Accents instead) to each individual section, and set it aside to dry.  The black piece was then inked with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for some shine.  I did this twice to get a smoother look.  I would have preferred to use foil paper, but I didn’t have any black.  When the Crystal Glaze dried, the black piece was added on top.

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The sentiment from Bold Friendly Greetings was white heat embossed on a black strip.  Attached the circle frame to a dark gray panel that was adhered to a white card base, then popped up the sentiment strip on with foam tape to finish.  This technique is not limited to just this die.  Many of Memory Box’s intricate dies would look amazing.

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Now the final giveaway!  For your chance to win the Stained Glass Rose Circle Frame die, leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm EST tonight.  The random winner will be announced tomorrow at 6:00 pm EST here on the blog.  Thank you for visiting.  Good luck!

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03/02/2019

Sat 02

Blog Blitz – New Floating Butterfly and Bold Friendly Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Set the scene for spring with the new Floating Butterfly and screenprinted papers in beautiful colors.  Welcome to Day #6 of our Spring Collection Blog Blitz!  Hello - Jean Okimoto here with a set of super-quick cards featuring the delicate new butterfly and Bold Friendly Greetings from our latest release.

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There are so many ways to fill the butterfly's background including watercolors, glitter, fabric or sequins.  I chose a beautiful paper from Shizen Design's 18-piece set of 6 color-coordinated prints.  This one's a swirly pattern of flowers, tendrils and paisleys.  The paper set is a popular spring design - I bought it at Impress.

Cut three of the 4"x2-¾" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from smooth white cardstock.  Stamp the messages - from the Bold Friendly Greetings clear stamps set - with Brilliance Pearlescent Jade, Orange and Purple.  Dry the inks, then cut Floating Butterfly.  Save the white diecuts for another project - were're using the offcut here.

Attach sections of the printed paper behind the cutout.

Cut the butterfly again from Coral Creme, Navajo and Kachina cardstock.  

Attach the diecuts to side-folded A-2 cards of Kachina, Snapdragon and Coral Creme cardstock.  Add clear gem stickers.

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Want a chance to win the beautiful - and versatile - new Floating Butterfly?    Add a comment to this post by Sunday, March 3rd at 11:59pm EST.  One comment will be selected at random to win the butterfly.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, March 4th at 6pm EST.  Good luck!

Be sure to add your comment to all of the Blog Blitz posts from February 25th thru March 3rd.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...Jeansignature-3
 

 

 

 

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