188 posts categorized "Donna"

09/22/2020

Tue 22

Boo Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a clean and simple Halloween card for you. I took several elements from the new dome dies to create this simple card.

To begin, I used gray cardstock and die cut only the haunted house from the Haunted House Dome Layer Die. Next I die cut the Winter Wood Dome from black cardstock and glued the haunted house behind it.  After I glued the die cut to white cardstock, I adhered the card front to a gray cardstock mat.  The matted card front was then mounted to a white card base. 

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To finish the card I die cut the pumpkin from orange cardstock and glued that to my card. Next I used black cardstock and white embossed the word Boo. I used a 1" circle punch to cut out the word and glued it to the top of the dome.

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That's it for today!  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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09/08/2020

Tue 08

Trick or Treat
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have another Halloween card featuring a few more products from the new Memory Box release.

I started by lightly sponging white cardstock with Carved Pumpkin Distress ink and spattering it with black ink.  

Next I cut 3 strips of patterned paper, inked the edges with Black Soot Distress ink and glued them to the card front. This is a good way to use up those scraps of paper we all have!

I sponged white cardstock with Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress inks, then stamped and die cut the Trick or Treat sign.  I inked the edges of the die cut with Black Soot Distress ink and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

The bats were die cut from white cardstock and inked with Black Soot Distress ink, then glued to the card.

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To finish the card I adhered the card front to a black card base.

That's it for today!  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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09/04/2020

Fri 04

Trick or Treat
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a Halloween card for you featuring new products from Memory Box. I started by sponging a piece of black cardstock with Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Inks. Once the ink was dry I spattered the paper with orange, white and black inks.

I die cut the Jack o Lantern Bucket from orange cardstock and the background of the pumpkin from black cardstock. Using Black Soot Distress Ink, I lightly sponged the edges of the pumpkin. I glued the black background behind the jack o Lantern and used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.  

Next I used white cardstock and die cut many ghosts. I used the ghost dies from the new Haunted House Dome Layer Die and an older die called Floating Ghosts. I lightly inked the edges of the ghosts with Black Soot Distress Ink and then glued them to my card as if they were coming out of the pumpkin.

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I white heat embossed the words Trick or Treat on my card and then glued the card front to a orange patterned paper mat. Next I used foam tape to adhere this to a white card base.

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That's it for today! Have a great Labor day Weekend!

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08/25/2020

Tue 25

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have another Christmas card for you featuring new dies from the 2020 Christmas release. I really love the new Forest Pine Branch die! I'm sure you'll see me use it in many more projects.

To make this card, I die cut the Pointed Pine Needle Frame in the center of my white cardstock panel. Then I die cut frame, colored it and glued it back in place to assemble the card. Next I used Versa Mark Ink and stamped the word background on the panel and white heat embossed it.  Next I sponged over the paper using Simon Hurley's Woof dye ink pad and glued the card front to a white card base. 

I die cut the Forest Pine Branch 3 times from white cardstock and sponged them with Distress Ink. For the branches I used Gathered Twig and the pine needles were Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss.  For the frame I used Old Paper Distress ink.  Once everything was colored I cut some branches apart to place on my card.  I glued the frame in place first and then went on to fill in with my branches.

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I die cut the words Merry Christmas once from Red Foil Paper and twice from white cardstock. I glued the 2 white pieces together and added the red foil piece on top. This gives the words some dimension. Next I glued the words to the center of the card front.

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To finish the card I added some red pearls for berries. And that's it for today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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08/18/2020

Tue 18

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone.  Today I have a easy card featuring more of the new dies from the Christmas release. 

To make this card I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock and loosely painted a background using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Oxide Ink.  When it was dry I spattered white ink on the background to look like snow. 

Next I die cut the sled from silver foil paper and glued it to a strip of vellum paper. I die cut the words Merry Christmas from black cardstock and adhered this to the same strip of vellum. I wrapped the vellum strip around the watercolored background and glued it to the back of the paper.

Next I glued the card front to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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On a strip of black cardstock I stamped the sentiment and white heat embossed it.  I used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card I added a snowflake embellishment to the sentiment strip.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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08/11/2020

Tue 11

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the blog blitz last week. There are so many wonderful products in the holiday release, it was so hard to pick which ones to use. It seems that Trina and I chose the same products to use for our blog posts last week.  If you didn't get to see her beautiful card on Friday's blog post please check it out here.  Even though we used basically the same supplies and layout for our cards, it shows how different the outcome can be.

For my card I used a piece of the new foil paper and embossed it using the Snowy Forrest 3D embossing folder.  To reveal the embossed image a little better, I used a blending tool with a piece of steel wool on it. This is a tip I saw from a Tim Holtz video. This easily removes the top layer of foil and shows the paper underneath.

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Next I trimmed my embossed piece and adhered it to a black cardstock mat.  I die cut the words Merry Christmas from red glitter paper and glued it to a strip of vellum paper. Then I wrapped the vellum strip around my card front and glued it to the back of my card.

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I die cut a small circle from white cardstock and glued that to my card.  Next I die cut the Santa and sleigh from black cardstock and glued it over the moon.  

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Here's a photo that shows how shinny the card is.  

To finish I added a red rhinestone to Rudolph's nose and some black bling to the side of the vellum strip.

I hope you enjoyed today's card!  Thanks for stopping by.

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08/05/2020

Wed 05

Stitched Tree Die
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Welcome to day 3 of  Memory Box's Blog Blitz.  Today I used the new Stitched Tree Craft Die for my cards. There's a chance for you to win prizes by leaving a comment on each blog post this week.

For my cards I used the same technique of die cutting the tree onto kraft cardstock and used embroidery floss to fill in the design.  Just by changing the background papers and adding a few embellishments you get totally different looks. I am showing you only one idea to stitch this tree, but there are so many more ways to use this die and I'm sure I'll be back with a few more ideas for you!

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I die cut my tree onto a larger piece of kraft cardstock and then trimmed my background as needed for my card.  

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For this sample I kept the design simple.  I thought it could be used for a more masculine card. The sentiment was white heat embossed onto the black cardstock mat.

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For the second card I added a few more embellishments and gold heat embossed the sentiment.  I used the plaid paper to give it a more country look.

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I hope you enjoyed today's cards and don't forget to check back all week for some more great inspiration!

Would you like a chance to win the new Stitched Tree Die?  Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, August 9th at 11:59pm EST.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, August 10th at 6pm EST.  Good luck!  One comment/entry per person per day. 

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07/21/2020

Tue 21

Peace and Good Will
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I'm back today with another Christmas in July card for you.

To make this card, I started by stamping several images from the Mistletoe Swag stamp set and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  

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Next comes the fun part! Painting all the images.

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I was planning on leaving the background white, but I decided it needed something to make the leaves and berries pop. Once the paint was dry, I spattered the background with white paint.

I die cut the word Peace from gold metallic cardstock and glued it to a vellum strip of paper. Next I gold embossed my sentiment on a strip of navy cardstock and adhered it to the vellum paper.  I adhered the vellum strip to my card front and glued it to a white card base.

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That's the card for today!  Thanks for stopping by.

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07/14/2020

Tue 14

Let it Snow
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! I have another Christmas card for you today!

I started by stenciling texture paste through a snowflake stencil onto white cardstock.  I only used a portion of the stencil. Once the paste was dry, I used foam tape to adhere this to a white card base.

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Next I die cut the Diagonal Stripe Collage from red cardstock and glued that to my card.  

I die cut the Scribble Snowman from white cardstock and the Scribble Outline from black cardstock.  I glued the outline to the snowman backgound and put this aside.  Next I added washi tape to the card and used foam tape to adhere my snowman on top of the tape.  To embellish the snowman, I hand cut a nose and hat. Then I used some epoxy dots for the eyes, mouth, and buttons.  I tied a piece of twine around his neck for a scarf.

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On a strip of black cardstock, I stamped and white heat embossed "Let it Snow" and glued that to my card.

I added 3 buttons to my card for a finishing touch. It's a pretty simple card.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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07/07/2020

Tue 07

Christmas in July
by Donna Sledzik

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Hi everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple (CAS) Christmas card for you! 

I love an excuse to start Christmas projects, and Christmas in July is one of my favorite things!

For my card today I wanted to show you how to use everyday dies and make them work all year long.

I began by die cutting the Verdant Leaf twice from watercolor paper. I used watercolor paper because it was a nice contrast from the white cardstock.  I cut one of the leaf images apart and glued them to my cardstock.

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Then I die cut the word "Merry" 3 times from red cardstock and glued them all together to give the word a little more dimension.  Before I adhered the word to my card I stamped my sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and glued that to my card.  Then I adhered the word Merry above my sentiment. 

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To finish the card I added some sequins to the leaves and used foam tape to adhere my card front to a white card base.

That's it for today!  Have a great week.

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