91 posts categorized "Collage"


Sat 14

Christmas TriFold Card
by Trina Pham


Happy weekend everyone.  So it appears Jean and I had the same idea to create a trifold card with the latest collage dies from the Christmas release.  Even though we used the same dies, she made a fall version while I made a Christmas one.  Goes to show how versatile these dies are.

So I started by creating two A2 size card bases from mixed media paper by scoring two 5.5”x8.5” pieces at 4.25”.   On both pieces, trimmed off about 1/16” then folded on the score lines.  The shorter sides will be on the inside when these pieces interlock to create the base.  This will allow them to fit together better. 


The front panel opens like a regular card while the back panel is the opposite.  The front piece was die cut with the Pine Tree Collage die and the back piece with the Little Orchard Collage die.  To add support to the large front opening, a piece of Bristol paper was trimmed to approximately 4-1/8”x5.5” and die cut with the Wooded Glen Collage then adhered to the back. 


The accessory tree die from the Pine Tree Collage was used to die cut from Bristol paper and the white glitter paper in the Frosted Glitter Pad to form a snowy forest.  The Special Merry Christmas sentiment was die cut from the purple glitter paper in the same Frosted Glitter Pad.


To create the sky background on the inside of the front panel Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass distress inks were blended on with blender brushes.  The left side where the fold is was masked off to keep the back of the front clean.  Spritz with water and blot with a paper towel to give it a snowy look.  The Santa/reindeer from Cabin Snowglobe was die cut twice from white glitter paper so I could increase the reindeer from 3 to 5.  Partial stamped the sentiment from Spirit of Christmas with VersaMark ink onto a black cardstock strip and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Hand cut a fish tail then adhered it to the front of the assembled card to finish.  Here’s a quick video of my

And that’s it from me today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.






Thu 12

Create a Tri-Fold Fall Collage by Jean Okimoto


Layer the Wooded Glen and Little Orchard Collages and diecut a mix of tree backgrounds from 6x6 prints for a tri-fold fall card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a collage-y, layered forest scene for a thank you or Thanksgiving greeting.  Here are the supplies for this card...


I wasn't sure if I wanted a tall slimline card - or a shorter version - so I started with the taller version, then shortened it later.


Trim kraft cardstock to 10-½"* x 6-¼". (*a correction!) Score it horizontally at 3-½" and 7".  Trim the corners with a corner rounder.  Cut Wooded Glen Collage from the front of the first panel on the left.  Cut Little Orchard Collage from the back of the center panel.  

Cut an assortment of tree backgrounds from the 6x6 dark red and coral Garland Stripes and Dots.  Cut more backgrounds from the dark maroon floral Garland print. (It's shown on the bottom left corner of the paper pack.)  Attach the backgrounds behind the tree trunks of both collages.

Stamp the greeting - from the Harvest Love and Kindness Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the smooth side of turquoise cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  

Cut a 3" x  5-¾" strip of turquoise cardstock, round the corners and attach in to the third panel.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.

It needed a sparkly - but matching  - accent so I spread some Open Studio Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue on the dark red striped print.  Heat-set it in short bursts to prevent scorching.  Let it cool, then punch ¼" circles.

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The tree collages are designed for layering - but they're also great on individual panels.  Little kids would love the little trees - maybe with a bear or deer from the Snowglobe Backer set added just for fun.

Thanks for visiting...see you again next week!






Tue 10

Silent Night, Holy Night
by Michelle Bala


Hello there, Michelle here! Today I am sharing a Christmas card showcasing the Cabin Collage Die, Pinpoint Burst Plate Die, and Spirit of Christmas Stamp Set. 

First I inked up a piece of cardstock with tumbled glass and chipped sapphire distress oxide inks. Next, I used the Pinpoint Burst Plate Die to emboss the background. I trimmed the panel and adhered it to the card base.


Next, I used the Cabin Collage Die and die cut a piece of cardstock. Than I used the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die to die cut the same panel. I used Copic Markers to color the cottage in shades C1, C2, C4; N1; R39, RV99. I adhered the cottage panel with foam tape than splattered some white paint. I embossed the sentiments with silver embossing powder. Than finished the card with star sequins and gems.

Thanks for peeking!

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Tue 20

A Winter Forest Shaker Card
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here. Today I am sharing a shaker card I created using some of the newest collage dies, Pine Tree Collage Die, Wooded Glenn Collage Die, and Little Orchard Collage Die. I chose three coordinating shades of cardstock for the Collage layers. I die cut the tree tops with the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. Adhere the tree tops to the tree trunks before layering.

I trimmed a piece of clear acetate paper and adhered between the medium shade and darkest shade cardstock.  I filled with coordinating shades of sequins. Adhere all layers. I splattered with white paint to mimic snow.  


I embossed the sentiments with silver powder. I used two  of the newest stamp sets, Spirit of Christmas and Berry Wreath.  For a finishing touch I added some sequins.

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Sun 04

3-D Snowglobes & Glitter Paper
by Angie Cimbalo

Cabin standing right

Hello and welcome!  I have made a couple of pretty 3-D scenes using the newly released snowglobe dies and some beautiful glitter papers from Memory Box.  These die sets can be used individually or in combination with each other to create lovely 3D snowglobes.  In addition to the main large die piece in each set, they come with other small dies such as a cloud, a cabin, critters, snowmen, and more.

For my projects today, I combined four dies for the first one and three dies for my second snow globe.

To see how these dies work together, check out Laura's post HERE.  She has some great tips and pictures that show just how easy they are to assemble.

For the first snow globe, I applied Distress Oxide and Distress inks direct to white card stock panels, splattered them with white acrylic paint and die cut the following:

1)  "Snowmen Snowglobe":  Iced Spruce Oxide panel

2)  "Cabin Snowglobe":  Speckled Egg Oxide panel

3)  Background opening:  Pastel Glitter Paper (blue) 

4)  The cloud die:  White Pastel Glitter paper

5)  The tiny cabin:  Watercolor paper inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

6)  "Snowglobe Backer" & snow on cabin:  White card stock (I added a strip of Iced Spruce on the bottom front)

7)  Chimney smoke and back of cabin:  Brown card stock

Once the die cutting was complete, it was very easy to assemble because the backer has score marks to 1) show you where to place the inner snowglobe dies and 2) another one on the edge to actually fold upward to create the bottom snow drift in the front.  I had cut the backer in white and after assembling it, i decided I wanted Iced Spruce on the bottom snowdrift, so I used a scrap of that card stock to die cut just the bottom of the backer die.  I trimmed it with scissors and added it to the front of my snow globe.  Now my bottom snow drift was the color I wanted it to be!

Here's a look at my second one:

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This time I used Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink then die cut the "Radiant Snowglobe" background.  I only used the sky background from that piece and combined it with all other white die cuts.  The trees in the front were cut from white using the "Cabin Snowglobe" die set.  After adhering the two snowglobe dies together inside the backer die, and before gluing the bottom snowdrift on the backer die up, I stamped the sentiment from the "Spirit of Christmas" stamp set.  I added a star gem from my stash on the background to draw your eyes to the gorgeous radiant die-cut lines.

On both projects, I added thin gold twine in a loop though the holes at the top.  Now I can either hang them on my tree or use them as home decor items during the holidays!

Here's a few more views of my finished snowglobes:

Cabin standing from left side
Cabin standing from left side

I hope you like my projects for today....be sure to check out all the newly released products from Memory Box's 2020 Christmas release.  There are so many beautiful things to be made with them.

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you next time!







Thu 24

Spooky Cute Haunted House
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a hauntingly cute card! I used two of the newest layer dies, Haunted Entrance Dome Layer Die and Haunted House Dome Layer Die.  I die cut the dome layers with Copic friendly paper and colored the scene with Copic Markers. 


When assembling the dome layers, fold the scored edges so the flap of the top scene folds back and the flap of the back scene folds forward.  Adhere together at the bottom flaps and at the top of the dome.  Set aside to dry.  When dry, I tied a bow with bakers twine through the top slot.


I trimmed a piece of gray cardstock and adhered to a card base than inked up the edges with chipped sapphire distress oxide ink. Than I added a few splatters of black paint. Allow to dry. Trim a piece of vellum paper and stamp the sentiment. I used the stamp set Halloween Pumpkin. 

Copic shades: E25, E27, E29; V15, V17, V09, BV08; C1, C4, C6; YG17, YG95; YR04, YR07, R08


I assembled the card and finished it off with a few scattered sequins.

Thanks for peeking!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Fri 14

Winter Cabin
by Trina Pham


Happy Fri-yay everyone.  I love how the collage dies from the Christmas collection layer so beautifully together.  So I used the two small ones - Tall Fir and Small Pine Tree - to create a simple cabin in the woods shadow box scene card. 

To begin, two A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) panels were die cut from mixed media (MM) paper using the largest die from Rectangle Basics.  These serve as the front and back of the box card.  Scored each panel at 4.25” and 5.25” then die cut the Tall Fir Collage (the larger of the two dies) from one for the front.


Trimmed a piece of MM paper to 4.25”H x 4.125”W next and die cut the Small Pine Tree Collage in the middle of it.  Adhered it behind the Tall Fir Collage front panel.  For added support, a hand cut snowdrift piece was added.


Created the “log” cabin with the brown stripe paper from the new Garland Stripes and Dots paper pad, the snowy rooftop with the white glitter paper from the new Holiday Glitter pad, and the back of the cabin from regular white paper coloured with Copic markers to give colours to the windows and door.  More trees were die cut with the Small Pine Tree Collage die.  


The hilly insert is a 5.25”x2” MM strip scored at 1/2” from each end and the slope was hand cut.  Attached the cabin and trees to it.


The “snowy” sky is a 4.25” square piece from the Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots paper pad.  I trimmed it down slightly just so it wouldn’t interfere with the folds.  The sentiment from Mistletoe Swag stamp set was white heat embossed onto a black strip.  Assembled the card to finish.


The finished card size is 4.25”x4.25”x1”.  It flattens to 4.25”x5.25” and fits easily into a standard A2 size envelope.


Just a quick reminder there is still plenty of time to enter this month’s Happy Holidays challenge.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.





Thu 13

Snowglobe Backer Bear in the Bramble Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Thanks for all of your thoughtful comments during last week's Christmas Blog Blitz and congrats to all of the prizewinners!  Have fun creating special holiday and all-occasion cards with the great dies and papers in our latest release. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a lot of colors and details on today's card...hope you like the results!

The sweet little Polar Bear from the new Snowglobe Backer holiday set is great for a friendship card too.  Add a trio of glittered Resting Birds and tuck them into the Bramble Collage.  

Cut the Garland 6x6 corner floral print with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Bramble Collage.  Cut the large mound from the Poppystamps Whittle Mounds set from the olive green Garland Stripes & Dots 6x6 print. Attach the mound behind the bottom of the Bramble Collage.

Cut the bear - from the new Snowglobe Backer set - twice from Dark Kraft cardstock.  Use a paper piercing tool to define the eyes on one of the bear diecuts.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the diecut for his eyes and nose.  Layer the diecuts for dimension.

Cut a small Heart Board heart from the red sheet in the 6x6 Frosted Glitter Pad. Cut Resting Birds from the yellow-green sheet in the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Save the extra birds for another project or use them inside the card.  

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded pale pink A-2 card

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Whittle Love Clear Stamps Set - on the  smoother side of pale pink cardstock with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Attach the greeting with foamtape

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Enjoy mixing, matching and layering the holiday icons and design elements in the Christmas Collection and create unique cards for everyone on your list.  Thanks for visiting!







Tue 11

A Winter Scene
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here! Today I am sharing an easy winter scene using two of the newest Collage Dies,  Lamplight Tree Collage Die and Tall Fir Collage Die.  Here are some easy tips when using the collage dies:

*Trim each panel the same size

*Secure the die directly to the center of the panel... this will ensure that the patterns will line up correctly

After I die cut each panel I chose some Copic Markers to add some color. For the trees I used G24, G28 and E25, E27.  For the lamp post I used C7, C10.For the drifting cloud and snow shadows I used BV20 and colorless blender.

My background panel is piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I inked it up with some distress oxide inks in shades fossilized amber, tumbled glass and chipped sapphire. Than I splattered some white paint. 

I adhered the die cut panels with foam tape. I die cut the sentiment with Special  Merry Christmas Die.  For a finishing touch I added some Dew Drop Glitter Glue to the "snowy parts".

Thanks for stopping by!


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Tue 02

Best Wishes
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here. I have been having a lot of fun coloring the new stamp set, Peony Garden Corner Stamp, from the Garden Party Release!

The supplies I used are in the picture above. 

I stamped the flowers, leaves and butterfly with black ink and colored them with Copic Markers.

Shades used: petals: R20, R22, R85, R89; leaves: YG17, YG67, BG78; butterfly: Y18, Y35, YR24.  I used the coordinating dies to cut the flowers, leaves and butterfly.

I added some shimmer to the colored images with Fairy Sugar in coordinating shades, lemon drop, sour apple sparkle and strawberry ice.

I colored up a piece of cardstock with R20, R22, and R85. Than I used the Best Wishes Banner Script die to cut the phrase.  I die cut the phrase a second time from black cardstock and adhered them together. I added shimmer to the phrase. I die cut the Bubble Circles Die from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.

I adhered the pretty layers and added some gems than trimmed the corners with a rounded corner punch.

Thanks for taking a peek!!! Hope your having a great day!

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