180 posts categorized "Coloring"


Fri 15

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have a Christmas card that features more traditional Christmas colors, which I seem to be drawn to lately.

I used the new Geometric Crystals 3D embossing folder to create the background for my card.

Next, I adhered the background to a red cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I stamped and die cut the image, then used colored pencils to color it.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card.


To finish the card, I stamped and die cut "Merry Christmas" and used foam tape to mount it to the card.  That's it!

It's a fairly quick and easy card to create.  


Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!







Wed 06

No Bake Gingerbread House
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing the newest 2021 Holiday Release.   I used the Gingerbread House Frame Die. It comes with all the accessories you would need to decorate your house. I did add some previously released dies, the Pine Trees from the Pine Tree Collage Die and the deer from the Snowglobe Backer Die.

I due cut all the images using Copic friendly paper and colored with Copic Markers. I used shades R17 R29; BG000 BG11 BG32 BG13; 

YG21 YG23 YG25; Y11 Y15; RV10 RV11 RV13; E41 E43 E23 E37 E29. I inked up the background with kitsch flamingo, spun sugar and black soot distress oxide inks. Than I added some paint splatters. I assembled all the die cuts and added Dewdrop Glitter Glue. 

I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I used the stamp set Yuletide Moments. I had so much fun creating this Gingerbread House...mess free HAHA!!! 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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Thu 30

Be Merry
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some of the newest products from the Holiday Release!! 

I used Festive Christmas Greetings Stamp and Die Set

Serene Bird and Branch Die

Pinpoint Daisy Background Die

Christmas Fairy Crystals

I colored all images with Copic Markers and used gold embossing powder to emboss the oval frame and sentiment.

Hope you'll check out the full release HERE







Sun 19

Royal Treatment Slimline Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  I have a fun birthday slimline card today for you made with the newly released "Majestic Achievements" stamp and die set from Memory Box.  Here's a closer look:
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I inked the top portion of the slimline card with blue and aqua Distress Inks and the bottom with tan and pink inks with finger daubers.  I stamped the images, heat embossed them and colored them with markers, die cut them with the coordinating dies,  then added some with glue and some with foam tape.  I decided to only use 3 colors of markers for the coloring.  The sentiments are from the same stamp/die set which is also linked below.
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Here's one last look:
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I love how this turned out and can't wait to give it to someone special!
Thanks so much for stopping by!








Sun 05

The Secret is Outside the Box...our Memory Box STAMPtember Collaboration with Simon Says Stamp is Here!
by Anne Thompson

Happy STAMPtember from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp!!! We are celebrating today with a beautiful exclusive stamp and die set by Memory Box in collaboration with Simon Says Stamp.  The TRUE FRIEND stamp and die sets went live at 12:01 AM today, September 5th, and are available from SimonSaysStamp.com for a limited time while supplies last.  

So what have I been creating in secret with my TRUE FRIEND stamp set in preparation for this event?  A notecard and coordinating envelope...


...with some additional stamping inside including several of the small flowers and three of the sentiments from the set around my handwritten message:  "hello, friend"; "friendship is made up of a million little things"; and "thanks for being a true friend".

materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • white cardstock for the stamped image
  • TRUE FRIEND clear stamp set
  • VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink
  • orange plaid paper from Memory Box's Christmas Plaid 6X6 pad PP1009
  • orangey-red cardstock from Memory Box's Sunny Orange 6X6 cardstock pad SP1002
  • colored pencils


There's a lot going on with social media this week regarding this STAMPtember collaboration.  This is the 12th Anniversary of STAMPtember and it's bigger and better than ever!  There will be a Simon Says Stamp live chat Friday at noon ET on Facebook to chat about all things STAMPtember and Memory Box.  There will be more samples from Memory Box Design Team members on our Memory Box instagram stories.  Steph at Simon Says Stamp will also be posting to their newsletter and social media accounts.  Who knows where and when more ideas will pop up!  And...don't forget to get your True Friend set before they are all gone!


Happy Crafting!

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Tue 31

Thank You
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card that focuses on the simple, but beautiful Eucalyptus Collage Craft Die.  I combined it with the Wrapped 

Stitch Rectangles Die and the Thank You Posh Script Die. 



I made my card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 from kraft cardstock. I trimmed a second piece of kraft cardstock slightly larger than the card base. Secured the Wrapped Stitched Rectangles Die and die cut. Next, secure the Eucalyptus Collage Die in the center. Die cut the image.  I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the branch. I die cut the sentiment from the same kraft cardstock and used the same color pencils to add color. I adhered the top die cut panel to the card base with foam tape. Adhere the sentiment with glue. For a finishing touch I added some Bright Jewels gems.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Fri 06

Knowing You Are There Nautical Card
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello welcome, it's Angie here today with this nautical card using lots of products from Memory Box.  Some are from the brand new 2021 Summer Day Dreams release and others from the 2021 Under the Sea Spring release.  Here's another look at my card:
The sentiment and anchor I used are from the "You Anchor Me" stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and heat embossed in clear and the anchor was stamped in Hero Arts Navy Ink, then die cut with the coordinating die.  Here's a closer look at the Ocean Porthole die with torn paper to represent water and sand.  I also put metal brads on the circles in the porthole die and twine on the anchor.
For the sand and water papers along with the kraft woodgrain background, I used my scissors edge to rough up the edges for a tattered look.  The background wood planks were die cut with the Wood Grain Planks die and cut from ivory woodgrain paper, then inked with Distress ink as seen below:
Then I glued them to some white card stock and cut the excess white off.
I matted that on a piece of cream woodgrain paper then on kraft woodgrain paper.
The torn paper for the water is from the Fresh Aqua paper pack.  The porthole die was also cut from kraft woodgrain paper then adhered to a white one and inked several times with the Distress Ink.
Below you can see to make the sand layer, I used the back of the woodgrain paper and inked it lightly then added some light tan dots with an alcohol marker.

I stamped the sentiment and adhered it inside the porthole just at the top so I could slip in the water and sand papers.  Once they were situated, I cut off the extra.  The anchor was attached in one spot with glue, then with glue dots I adhered the twine on the porthole and the back of the circle.  The porthole was then popped up on fun foam circle for dimension.  

Lastly I added one of the "Graceful Ocean Birds" after coloring his beak, legs and adding an eye with a black marker.  Here's closer look at the bird:
And here's one last look at my card with all the Memory Box products:
I love making nautical cards and they are so easy to do when you have such amazing ocean dies and stamps from Memory Box.  Be sure to check out all the new releases for 2021 HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by!





Mon 02

Elegant Succulent Thank You
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card I created using Elegant Succulent Stamp Set from the newest Summer Daydreams Release.  I randomly stamped the succulents onto a piece of cardstock. I used gray ink. I colored the florals with Copic Markers in shades:

Blueish Succulent- BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, BV23; Green Succulent- G20, G21, G24, G46, BV23, RV93; Green leaves- YG23, YG25, YG17, BV25; 

Blueish Leaves- BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78; Red Branch- RV69, RV99; Background- RV91 

Next, I used the Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out Die and die cut the colored panel. I splattered some white paint and allowed to dry. Than I chose a piece of dark gray paper from the Earth Neutral 6x6 Paper Pack. I trimmed it to fit the card base than used the same die to cut the stitched frame. 

For the sentiment, I die cut the Thank You Streamlined Script Die two times. I used the Holiday Glitter Pad and a piece of cardstock I colored with the BG75.  I layered the sentiment. I assembled the card than added some clear jewels.

Hope you give it  a try! Thanks for stopping by!

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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!





Tue 27

Say Hello With Flowers
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card I created using the newest release, Summer Daydreams.  I die cut the new Floral Chain die two times. I colored the blossoms with Copic Markers in shades RV00, RV52, RV55; YG93, YG95, YG97, and YG99. I added some white accents with a gel pen.

I trimmed the background panel of Woodgrain Paper in Kraft. I used the White Woodgrain Paper and die cut the panel using a Wrapped Stitched Rectangle Die.  I adhered the layers with foam tape for dimension. I die cut the word Hello using Hello Streamlined Script Die and Lush Green Paper Pack.

For a finishing touch I scattered some clear jewels.

Thanks for peeking!!!

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