189 posts categorized "Coloring"


Sat 22

Cottage Flower Thank You
by Trina Pham



Hello everyone.  I am sharing a clean and simple (CAS) thank you card today that I made for a crafty friend who helped me update my blog recently.  I used the Cottage Flower Stem die from the 2022 Valentine’s release and skipped the middle layer so I could do some die cut coloring.

The flower stem and flower center were die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock.  To give it strength, the flower stem was die cut from thick white cardstock, then adhered beneath the first one before some easy coloring with Copic markers.  Okay, maybe not so easy because I messed up on the stem/leaves. 😂  Another flower stem was then die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock and the stem/leaves were re-colored.  I liked how the flower turned out on the first one, so it was cut off and pieced on top of the second one.  The resulting dimension was a nice unexpected surprise.




Next, a piece of Bristol paper was die cut with the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle and splatters added using diluted black gouache paint.  The Thank You Posh Script was die cut three times from white cardstock and once from black cardstock, then stacked for a floating effect.  For some shine, covered it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it twice with clear embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added clear shimmer to the flower to finish.



Kept it pretty simple so the Cottage Flower Stem could shine!  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.





Thu 13

Hello Friend
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone!  Today's card mixes some old and new products.  I felt like coloring, so I used an older stamp set and colored pencils.  

I watched a Gina K Designs video on Monday night, and she demonstrated a partial die cutting technique which inspired me to try.  

I stamped the floral image on the front of a white top folding card base and die cut only the bottom portion of the image.  There are many videos on the technique and I urge you to look them up.


Next, I picked my color palette and colored in the image.  I used Gamsol to blend my colored pencil.  This gives your colored pencil a nice soft look.  


I die cut the new Hello Friend die # 94586, from white cardstock (the shadow) and black cardstock (the words) and glued them together.  I used foam adhesive to adhere it to the front of the card.

I wanted the die cut edge to stand out more so I added a black cardstock layer to the inside of the card.


To finish the card, I spattered it with gold ink.  That's it for today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!







Fri 17

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have another fun Christmas card for you.

I started by die cutting the background from white cardstock, using the Pinpoint Daisy Background Die.  Next, I glued the background to a black cardstock mat and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I tore a strip of kraft color cardstock and stenciled white dots on it using white pigment ink.  I die cut the Slim Confetti plate from white cardstock to create my stencil.

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Then I cut a 1" strip of red glitter cardstock and glued it to the center of the kraft cardstock.  

I die cut the Pine Needle Trio several times from green cardstock and glued them behind the kraft cardstock strip, which I glued to the center of my card.

Next, I used the circle dies to cut one black cardstock circle and another smaller white cardstock circle.  I glued the white circle die cut on top of the black circle.  

I stamped, colored and die cut the penguin, and used foam tape to adhere it to the circle die cuts.  I stamped a few music notes on the circle background.


To finish the card, I stamped the words "Merry Christmas" across the bottom portion of the card.

That's it for today!  I hope you have a great weekend!






Tue 30

Warmest Wishes Snowmen
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a glittery "Warmest Wishes" card featuring dies and papers from the latest 2021 Holiday Release!

Here's a closer look at my card.


I cut the Memory Box Oval Snowman Collage Dies using papers from both the Memory Box Festive Glitter Pad and the Memory Box Majestic Hues Glitter Pad.  The snowmen and trees are super easy to put together.  I like to use Glossy Accents for my glue when using glitter paper as it's a very heavy duty glue too!  I wanted trees and another snowman so I used the Memory Box Snowman House die set.  

Next I got out the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp for the sentiment strip which was heat embossed in white on black card.  After putting everything togethert, I added white gel pen snow dots to the trees and with markers and I colored the snowmen's noses orange and their mouths and eyes black.

Here's one last look:


I hope you like my card for today!  Memory Box dies cut so well, even from Memory Box Glitter paper which is very thick.  One pass through the die cutting machines and it cuts perfectly.  Hope you will have a chance to look at all the beautiful products in the 2021 Holiday Release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!







Fri 19

Hollyday Greetings
by Trina Pham


Hello and happy Fri-YAY everyone!   This will be a quick post because I have a very easy clean and simple Christmas card to share today.

The Holly Branch was die cut from alcohol marker-friendly cardstock and the berries colored in with Copic markers R24, R46, R89.  The punny sentiment was die cut out of red Polished Foil paper using the Twiggy Alphabet die set.   “Greetings” from Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set was stamped on white cardstock with Barn Door distress oxide ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


The Fresh Aqua paper was then trimmed to 4”x5.25”.  Salvaged Patina distress ink was then applied to the top with a blender brush before lightly splattering it with white gouache paint.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.


Easy-peasy… and that’s it for today!   Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.





Wed 17

Pine Cone Joy
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some of the fun Pine Cone dies and Pine Needle dies from Memory Box. 

I used: Large Pine Cone Die, Smooth Pine Cones Die, Gentle Pine Needle Sprig, and Pine Needle Trio.

I die cut them using Copic friendly paper. I colored them with Copic Markers in shades G43 G46 G29 (pine needles), E23 E27 E29 (large pine cone), 

W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 (small pine cones).


I used the Pinpoint Snowflake Plate Die to emboss a piece of water color paper. I assembled the card and layered the pine cones and pine needles. I added a red twine bow and some Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue in Dewdrop.30

Lastly, I added the Joy Posh Script Die. I used a piece of red glitter from the Glitzy Glitter Pad.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Sun 31

Happy Halloween
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Happy Halloween to you!!! Michelle here, sharing a spooky cute card! I layered the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer Die over the Winter Tree Oval Frame Die. The sentiments are from the stamp set, Halloween Pumpkin.


I die cut both the Winter Tree and Haunted Entrance and colored the images with Copic Markers. 

Grass: YG23 YG25 YG17 G28; Trees: E27 E29; Windy Sky: B63 B66 B69; Pumpkins: YR04 YR07 YR09 YG17; Bats and Gate: C5 C7 C8; 

Oval Frame: B69; Dome Frame: C3.


I assembled the layers using foam adhesive. I added some Silver Lumina Glitter Glue to the bats and gates. I embossed the sentiments onto a piece of blue paper from the Ocean Blue Collection. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy your day with family and friends!

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Thu 21

Glittered Festive Christmas Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Glitzy Glitter Pad diecuts and bright red Christmas Fairy Crystals sparkle on a holiday slimline card from our latest release.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a gouache and watercolored design from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Set. MemoryBoxFestiveChristmasGreetingsClearStampsAndDies, MemoryBoxJoyPostScript, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyJewels, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, HandmadeChristmasCards, DistressOxidesWatercoloring, GlitteredDiecuts, DIYCards, Cardmaking, Papercrafts, ChristmasPapercrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Prep smooth kraft cardstock with an embossing powder tool.  Stamp the oval foliage image from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  

Color it with a blend of Zinc White Gouache and Distress Oxides refill inks - twisted citron, cracked pistachio and lucky clover were used here. Dry the inks and diecut the imaage.

Diecut Joy Posh Script from natural cardstock and the bright red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Pressure-emboss the natural background diecut with the delicate Joy die.  Embossing adds dimension  - and makes it easy to attach the delicate die by letting it settle into the embossed outline.


A tip...if you're not sure which die size to use for a background strip cut the larger size.  If it looks too big, then recycle it by cutting it again with the smaller die.  You've saved some cardstock  - and might even be able to use the offcut "frame" for another project.

Cut the background strip wih the 1.5" x 6.5" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the green sheet from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the .8" x 5.8" die.

Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals for holly berries.  

To protect the card for mailing - cover the front with a slimline-sized layer of cardstock.  The thickness of the card may require special postal handling.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...Jeansignature-3





Tue 19

Glad Tidings and Boughs
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some fun, new Christmas dies! Hope you'll check out the 2021 Holiday Release!  

Supplies I used: Ringadings 3D Embossing Folder

                              Gilded Sleigh

                               Layered Poinsettia

                                Holly Bundle

                                Smooth Pine Cones

                                Melted Candles

                                Pine Needle Trio

                                Festive Christmas Greetings

                                Clear Jewels

I die cut all the images using Copic friendly paper and used Copic Markers to color.

Sleigh: C4 C6, YR24 Y26, R29 R39 R89, 

Poinsettia: R22 R14 R17 R29, YR24, G43 G46

Holly: YG25 YG17 YG67 G29, R17 R29 R39

Pine Needles: YG25 YG67 E49

Candle: E40 E42 YR24

Pine Cone: E23 E25 E27 E29

I adhered the embossed panel to the card base than adhered the sleigh and layered all the extras. I embossed the sentiment and added some clear jewels.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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!