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10/18/2021

Mon 18

Curled Holly Branches and Serene Birds Perch on Old Lamp Posts on Joy and Cheer Cards
by Anne Thompson

The Serene Birds are back this week and they've flown over to perch on Old Lamp Posts that have been decorated with Curled Holly Branches for three more holiday cards!

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Let's look at one of the cards close up since all three are made following the same steps to create the design.

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  • I started with a blank white notecard and added a piece of plaid paper to cover the front, 5.5X4.25.
  • I die cut the lamp and post pieces from a solid color cardstock that coordinates with the plaid paper.
  • I die cut just the lamp die again, this time from a light yellow cardstock and saved the center strips to simulate light from the lamp.
  • To assemble the lamp and post, I started with the post and put a strip of Scor-Tape on the back and added the cross piece before adhering both to the notecard.  I placed the bottom of the post on the lower edge of the card and used the plaid to help make sure the post was straight.
  • I then put Scor-Tape on the back of the lamp outline and placed the yellow pieces against the exposed tape before peeling off the backing and adding the lamp atop the post.
  • Using more Scor-Tape I attached the cap on top of the lamp.
  • Next I die cut three of the Curled Holly Branch from another coordinating plaid, stuck them together with Glue-Dots and used another Glue-Dot to place the bundle on the cap at the top of the lamp.
  • I then die cut the Serene Bird body from solid cardstock and its wing from a plaid scrap and used a Glue-Dot to put the wing on the bird and used foam dots to place the bird on the post cross-piece.
  • For the final touch I added Fairy Jewels to some of the berries on the holly branches.

Cards Two and Three

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So where is the JOY AND CHEER sentiment?  On the inside of each card on the strip of paper left from cutting the paper I needed for the card front!

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Hmmm...I wonder where the birds will perch next Monday???

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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10/16/2021

Sat 16

Florentina Wreath Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

 

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The new Florentina Wreath sets the scene for a fall design of Halloween icons and bright orange glittered diecuts from the new Festive Glitter Pad.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a mix of favorites and the latest additions to my Memory Box stash.

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Prep the Florentina Wreath die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate sprigs and little pieces.  Cut it from a light gray sheet in the Earth Neutrals Collection.  

Cut the house from the Haunted House Dome Layer from Kraft Woodgrain paper. Trim the bottom edge. Cut the house again from the bright orange Festive Glitter Pad sheet.  Leave the orange glittered diecut in the die and pull the outer offcuts away - leave the little pieces in the windows and doors.   Attach bits of tape behind the windows and doors to keep them intact.  Remove the glittered diecut and attach it - offset - behind the Kraft Woodgrain diecut.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer - from White Woodgrain paper. Cut the pumpkins from an orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.

Diecut a strip of the same orange sheet with the Slim Confetti Plate.  Trim it to 4" x ⅝".

Score and fold a side-folded A2 card of black cardstock.  Trim ½" from the right edge of the card front.  Attach the confetti strip.  

Cut Slim Confetti Plate dots from a scrap of the orange glittered cardstock.

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Assemble the card - use a foam dot for the small pumpkin.

Hope you're almost ready for Halloween...it's just 2 weeks away.  Taste-test and enjoy a few pieces of the candy stash and make some cards this weekend!  

Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday.

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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10/15/2021

Fri 15

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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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.

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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.  

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

 

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10/14/2021

Thu 14

New House Frames and the Serene Bird by Jean Okimoto

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Black felt and Majestic Hues black glittered cardstock transform the new Serene Bird and Branch from sweet to spooky.  Build a Madras Plaid birdhouse and add some ghostly visitors and colorful Halloween candies. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a few more ways to use the great new designs from our 2021 Holiday Collection.

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Cut the solid House Frame Background from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet, then cut the circle out.  Cut the circle frame from a brown sheet in the Earth Neutrals 6x6.

Cut it with the Gingerbread House Frame.  Assemble the house and tie the frame with gold cord.  Curl the cord using the side of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool.

Attach adhesive lable paper or a sticker sheet to black felt and cut the Serene Bird.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking thru the fabric.  Cut the wings from the black 6x6 in the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad.  Cut the beak from orange cardstock in the Sunny Orange 6x6.

Cut 2 branches from Serene Bird set from the brown Earth Neutrals sheet.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from White Woodgrain Paper.  Define and eyes with a paper piercing tool. Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the faces.

Cut the candies - from the Gingerbread House Frame set - from pink and orange cardstock in the Berry Red and Sunny Orange 6x6's.  Cut the candies again from the black glittered cardstock. Assemble the candies.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded A2 card of Kraft Woodgrain paper.  

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Big thanks to everyone who ordered the BOO! Halloween cards + treat wrapper kit from Impress!  Kits are also on their way to Stamps and Memories!

Thanks for visiting - see you this weekend...

Jeansignature-3

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10/13/2021

Wed 13

Non-traditional Purple Poinsettias
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  It’s a quick 2-in-1 post for me today. 😉  I was the August challenge winner at Christmas Craft Creations (CCC) and was invited to guest design for their October challenge starting today.  As you can see, this is also my day to post here, and since the challenge here this month is Holidays, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to combine them in one post.  The challenge theme at CCC is Black and White plus One.   You know I love non-traditional color Christmas cards, so I chose purple for my color. 

The poinsettias were die cut from Bristol paper using the Layered Poinsettia die.  Colored each cutout with Shaded Lilac distress ink (DI) then applied Wilted Violet DI at the center and tips.  Attached two of them together and shaped the petals with my fingers before spritzing them with a shimmer spray for some sparkle.  Set aside to dry.

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The pine needles and sentiment were also die cut from Bristol paper.  The sentiment was die cut 3x and stacked for dimension, then mounted onto its black shadow piece.  Adhered the pine needles directly to a black A2 sized panel and popped up the poinsettias with mounting tape (except for the petals underneath the sentiment).  Covered the upper portion of the panel next and splattered the bottom half with white gouache paint.  Attached the panel to a black/white split card base, then added the sentiment and clear Fairy drops to the poinsettia centers to finish.

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Create your own black and white plus one Christmas card using at least one Memory Box product and you can enter in both challenges!  And that is it from me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a great day.

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10/12/2021

Tue 12

Gingerbread House Gift Tags
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I'm using the Gingerbread House Frame craft die set to create gift tags that can be turned into an ornament. This die set with the other matching sets can are versatile.  This is becoming my new favorite die.

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Candy Pieces from the Gingerbread House Frame die set:

Die cut the gumdrops from red, green and blue from the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  Die cut the trees from the Snowman House frame die set from the same glitter green paper. 

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Die cut the snow caps and icing from white from the Majestic Hues Glitter paper pack.  Die cut the candy canes, small peppermint candy, background for the door and window, door trim, and shutters from a dark red from the Berry Red paper pack.  Die cut the candy cane, window/door frame and peppermint candy from white card stock.  Glue the white die cuts on top of the red base.   Glue the trees together per the packaging.  Add snow to the trees and snow die cuts with Neon Amplify by Tsukineko or another solid white mat ink/paint.  I found this in my stash and unsure where I got it.  Let dry.

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Tag Base and House:

Die cut the House Frame and 2 of the House Frame Background from Kraft Woodgrain card stock.  Ink the house background with Distress Antique Lined around the outside.  Then ink blend with Distress Vintage Photo along the edges of the house background and house frame/tag base.  

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To/From Die Cut:

Die cut the 3 smallest rectangle rom the Open Studio rectangle basics set from white card stock. Write To: and From: on the left side the die cut.  Add removable double sided tape on the backside of the die cut.  Save this piece until you are ready to fill it out.  Then just remove the tape and add it to the back of the tag.

Assembly:

Fold the tag base on the first and last fold marks.  Fold the lip of 1 of the house base and glue to the back lip of the tag,  Take the other house base and glue on the window and door to the base. Glue the red trim around the door.  Add foam tape to the edges of the shutters and glue to the other edge and glue on either side of the window.  Glue the snow peak to the top of the window.  Glue the candle canes on either side of the door.   Then the peppermint candies under the candy canes.  Glue the icing along the roof line. Glue along the fold line and add to the center of the tag base.  

Glue the trees to either side of the tag frame.  Glue the large snow peek to the tape frame. Glue on the gum drops on the snow peak changing out the colors to look like lights.  

Take a 8'" piece of twine and fold in half.  Run the twine through the holes to create a loop and tie off the top. 

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10/11/2021

Mon 11

Warm Wishes with a Bird, Its House, and Seasonal Greenery
by Anne Thompson

I love looking for ways I can combine dies to create multi-layer images for my holiday cards this year.  For the two cards I made for this post, I started with the HOUSE FRAME BACKGROUND 94606 to create a birdhouse, added some seasonal greenery cut with the GENTLE PINE NEEDLE SPRIG 94597 and the HOLLY BUNDLE 94610, and popped on a bird from the SERENE BIRD AND BRANCH 94620.  And of course I used Memory Box cardstocks and more lovely plaids from the WOODSY PLAID 6X6 paper pad PP1018.

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Card One, Blues

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  • Starting with a white notecard, I covered the front with a light blue cardstock from the STORMY BLUE COLLECTION SP1006.
  • I cut the House Frame Background three times, twice from dark blue cardstock also from the Stormy Blue pack and once from a dark blue plaid.  I used the circle die in that set to cut the birdhouse opening on the plaid house and cut another from a brown paper scrap for the inset ring.  I put the layers together and added it to the card front.
  • I cut the Gentle Pine Needle Sprig three times from plaid scraps and secured them to the peak of the birdhouse roof.
  • I cut the Holly Bundle from another blue plaid and used pop dots to add them on top of the pine branches.  I then added two of the blue CHRISTMAS FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY102 on the leaves.
  • I cut the bird body from a scrap of blue cardstock from the OCEAN BLUE COLLECTION SP1005 and glued on the bird wing cut from another blue plaid scrap.  I used foam tape to add the bird to the card.
  • The sentiment is from the clear stamp set FESTIVE CHRISTMAS GREETINGS CL5273.  I used the largest banner from the BANNER SENTIMENT TRIO94580, stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink, added Detail Gold embossing powder and heat set it.

Card Two, Browns and Greens

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  • I followed the same steps as above to make this card and I used brown cardstocks from the EARTH NEUTRAL COLLECTION SP1009.
  • I used a red "berry" from the Christmas Fairy Crystals and a black "eye" from the AUTUMN FAIRY JEWELS JWL004.

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Though I had Christmas in mind as I made these cards, I think they could be sent anytime and not just for the holidays.  Think about what papers you might choose and the kind of greenery as well as the color story and create cards using this basic design for any season.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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10/10/2021

Sun 10

Joy & Cheer Florentina Wreath
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this dramatic Christmas card made with newly released Christmas dies and gems. Have you checked out the amazing new products in the 2021 Holiday New Release?  

Here's a closer look at my card:

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And here's how I made it:


1) Using a finger dauber, ink blend Distress Oxide inks in rainbow order onto white card stock.
(I used Firebrick Red, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover, Prize Ribbon & Seedless Preserves.)

2) While the ink is still wet, add translucent sparkly embossing powder.

3) Cut both the background "Joy and Cheer" and the "Florentina Wreath" from the rainbow card stock

Here you can see the amazing shine from the embossing on the rainbow inks:

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4) Now cut the "Joy and Cheer" background die twice, and the top thinner die once from white card stock.

5) Layer and glue the background word die slightly off center, white, white, rainbow, and the add the thin white on top.

6) With the squares embossing folder, emboss a piece of black card stock 4" by 5.25", and then add the wreath and word die stack.

7) Adhere black panel to an A2 white card base and finish it with lots of "Autumn Fairy Gems" and "Autumn Fairy Crystals."

Here's one last look at my card!

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I hope you like my card for today and I have inspired you to add rainbow and black for a dramatic look on a holiday card! Check out the whole new release from Memory Box HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for more wonderful inspiration from the team!

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10/09/2021

Sat 09

DIY Wonky Frame Bat Attack by Jean Okimoto

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Attach an intentionally-wonky frame around homemade ghosts for a very DIY Halloween design.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here after many hours of fidgeting with a camera glitch (online manuals*?#!!) - hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Here's a fall scene that started off with a delicate, straight big Stylish Rectangle Trio frame cut from a sheet in the Sunny Orange 6x6 Collection.  Dropped in on the table (w/adhesive!) and distorted it when I tried to retrieve it.  Liked the new weirdly-wonky shape and decided it would be scary and great for Halloween.  Things improved after that...

Cut the inner rectangle offcut with a smaller Stylish Rectangle Trio die. Cut it with the new Pinpoint Daisy Background.  Cut some black Majestic Glitter Pad dots with the new Slim Confetti Plate for accents.  The new Slim Confetti Plate is great, as intended, for backgrounds - and it's even better for diecutting a bunch of perfect dotty accents from all of the Memory Box Glitter Pads.

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Cut bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the black Majestic Glitter sheet too.

Cut White Woodgrain Paper with the two smallest Nested Globe dies and use a screwpunch to add eyes and mouths.  Attach black globe diecuts behind them.

Cut "boo" from the gold Majestic Glitter sheet and black cardstock with letters from the new Bennet Alphabet dies.

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Attach everything to a top-folded black A-2 card. Isn't it great that Halloween cards are very forgiving...wonky frames and lopsided letters are OK!

Thanks for visiting...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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10/08/2021

Fri 08

Bird House Holiday Greetings Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a holiday card using the House Frame dies to create a bird house for the Serene Bird.  I use the branch die to hang the bird house in this snowy scene.

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Bird House:

Die cut the House Frame from Memory Box Kraft Woodgrain card stock and the fence from the Cream Woodgrain card stock.  Die cut the House Frame Background from cream card stock and the heart from both the same cream card stock and then from the Kraft Woodgrain card stock.  Trim the House Frame die at the first score line to create a frame.  Take the Distress Oxide Antique Line ink pad and run it at an angle with the grain of the paper. Use your finger or small blending tool to blend the ink and add extra ink as needed.  Make sure to ink the edges to create depth.  Take the Kraft Woodgrain heart frame and do the same but with Distress Oxide ink in Crackling Campfire and then Barn Door.  Ink blend the inside of the cream card stock die cut heart with Distress Oxide Antique Line ink and then use Ground Espresso making the outside darker then the center.  Make sure the ink the edges.  This helps to create depth. Take the Distress Oxide Weathered Wood ink pad and run it at an angle on the fence and the House Frame background die cuts. Center the Heart frame die in the center of the House Frame Background die cut and run through the die cut machine.  Keep the heart frame die and glue it behind the red woodgrain die cut.  Ink the edges with Distress Oxide Ground Espresso.  Glue the inked wood House Frame on tope of the background.  Tie some cream colored twine to the top of the house.  Keep the end long to tie to the branch.

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Serene Bird and Branch:

Die cut the bird dies from heavy weight cream card stock.  Die cut the wings twice.  Die cut the branch from the same cream card stock.  Take a small bending tool, like a eyeshadow brush, and ink blend Distress Oxide Iced Spruce on the leaves.  Then ink blend the branch with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo.  Make sure to ink the edges of the die cuts.  Ink blend the bird body in Distress Oxide Abandon Coral, stay light towards the bottom center of the bird and heavier on the tail and top of the head.  Ink blend with Crackling Campfire.  Ink blend the wing first with Crackling Campfire and then around the edges with Barn Door.  Take the second wing die cut and trim just the top portion, following the cut lines.  Heavily ink blend with Barn Door.  Ink blend the beak with Mustard Seed.  Add a dot with a fine tip black marker to the eye.  Glue the beak and wings on the bird.  Glue just the main branches, just a few drops, on top of each other, off setting the die cuts to make a longer branch.  Tie the twine from the bird house in the center of the branch, only hanging about 1/4".

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Background:

Take cream card stock and trim to 4" x 5 1/4".  Ink blend with Distress Oxide inks from the center out staring with Stormy Sky and then Weathered Wood.  Heavily spray with water and bleach solutions.  I have a spray bottle that I keep with just about 1/10 of the bottle of bleach and the rest with water.  Let the water set for a minute and take a towel and bot off the excess.  Heat dry.  I repeated the process a few times until I had the effect I wanted.  I thought I had to start over but it turned out perfect.

Sentiment:

Die cut the middle sized die from the Banner Sentiment Trio set from cream card stock.  Stamp Holiday Greetings from the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set with Distress Oxide Barn Door ink in the center.  Take a small blending tool and ink the edges up to the stitching with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo. 

Assembly:

Adhere the bird house to the bottom center of the background panel.  Glue the heart frame in the cut out.  Glue the fence along the bottom center of the house.  Glue the branch over the bird house, adding glue only to the main branch.  Arrange and glue down some of the branches leading to the leaves to make the branch look more full.  Add some white ink platers with thinned out gesso or a white spray ink. Let dry. Adhere the bird on top of the branch with foam tape, tucking it behind some of the leaves.  Adhere the hear die cut in the bird house, tucking it behind the fence.  Add the sentiment banner with foam tape to the bird house.  Adhere to background to an A2 size brown panel and then to a A2 size cream side folded card.  Add some Clear Fairy Drops around the card. 

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