73 posts categorized "Easter"

03/23/2020

Mon 23

Happy Easter Card with Little Bunny Trio in a Springtime Bouquet Papers Pocket
by Anne Thompson

My friend Donna showed me a neat paper folding technique to create a pocket of sorts and I made one to highlight the die cut bunnies for this card.  

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I began by choosing double-sided papers from the SPRINGTIME BOUQUET PP1006 6X6 pad.  I used two pieces, a striped one and a floral that coordinated.  I cut the striped paper 4X5.25 and taped that to a white notecard and set it aside.  With the floral piece of paper I cut a 4" square and a 2" square.  I set the 2" square aside.

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I took the 4" square and folded it in half, keeping the floral side on the outside, opened it up and folded it in half again to make the four quarters.   

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I placed the square flat  with the inside yellow print facing up and folded each of the floral points in to the center.  Then I folded each point back to the outside edge.

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I used Scor-Tape to attach this pocket to the front of the notecard.  (I put it down on an angle but you could line it up square for a different look.)

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I added the 2" square of the floral paper in the center opening of the pocket.

I die cut the LITTLE BUNNY TRIO 94455 from a scrap of pink glitter paper from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP1001.  I used foam dots behind the two larger bunnies and a mini Glue Dot behind the smaller one as I added them inside the pocket.

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I chose the "Happy Easter" sentiment from the Poppystamps SPRINGTIME FUN CL491 set and stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black ink in the lower righthand corner of the card directly on the striped paper.

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Another look at the finished card...

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And because you know I usually make at least two, here's another.

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For this card I used two pieces of the same paper from the COTTAGE MEADOW PP1003 6X6 pad--leafy corner on one side and leaves on the other.  I assembled this card in the same manner as the first, but added "Happy Easter" from the Memory Box/Open Studio BIG AND LITTLE SPRING CL5254 clear stamp set.  I think I like this one best because of the papers I chose and my paper folding was a little more precise.

I love these little pockets.  I'm going to try them with squares in other sizes and with other die cuts in the centers.  You could also use dimensional stickers (like butterflies) in the pockets.  They fold pretty flat for mailing but pop up a bit once out of the envelope.  Fun!

Happy Crafting!


Anne Signature

 

 

03/18/2020

Wed 18

Bramble Collage, Little Bunny Trio and Cherry Blossom Elements by Jean Okimoto

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The new Bramble Collage - cut from a Cottage Meadow print - creates a spring bunny scene.  Add some glittered flowers from the Cherry Blossom Elements and dot the centers with Open Studio Glitter Glue.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with an Easter design for you.

Cut the Cottage Meadow print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Bramble Collage.  

Cut Sweet Bunny and two of the Little Bunny Trio from the white Delicate Pastels 6x6 glittered cardstock.  The smallest bunny is cut from the reverse side so he faces left.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded green A2 card.  

Cut Cherry Blossom Elements from pink glitered cardstock.  Attach the flowers to the card - add dots of Butterscotch Glow glitter glue.

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There are so many great ways to use the new Cottage Meadow 6x6 set.  The colors are bright and fresh - try them on your next card!  

Thanks for visiting!

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03/16/2020

Mon 16

Twiggy Nest, Small Clutch of Eggs, Little Bunny Trio, Matinee Rectangle Layers, and lots of Glitter Paper
by Anne Thompson

How about that Little Bunny Trio robbing the Twiggy Nest of its glittery Small Clutch of Eggs?!  That's the Easter Bunny scenario I had in my mind as I pulled out dies and papers to create this card.   That Easter bunny has to get his eggs somewhere!

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To begin, I used one of the larger dies in the MATINEE RECTANGLE LAYERS 94438 to cut one of the lighter glitter papers from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP1001.  I adhered this to a Meadow notecard with Scor-Tape.  I then cut a smaller rectangle from the Matinee Rectangle Layers using Key Lime Dots paper.  I attached that to the glitter rectangle using more Scor-Tape.

Next I die cut the TWIGGY NEST 94424 using a bright green glitter paper from the TWINKLING JEWEL GLITTER PAD GP1003.  I used a little glue to stick the bottom of the nest onto the Key Lime paper.

I cut lots of eggs from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the SMALL CLUTCH OF EGGS die 94456.  This die cuts three large and three small eggs each time.  I used Glue Dots on the backs of the eggs to tuck them into the nest among the twigs which also helped to secure the top of the nest to the card panel.

I used a pink glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad to cut out the LITTLE BUNNY TRIO 94455.  I put a foam dot on the back of the largest bunny and added him to the Key Lime rectangle.

To finish the front of the card I tied some lime dotted ribbon in a bow.  On the inside I added another of the larger Matinee Rectangle Layers cut from Key Lime dot paper with a smaller white cardstock one on top where I can write my message.

 

the second card

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This time I used a Birch Press Design Persimmon notecard and one of the printed papers from the COTTAGE MEADOW PAPERS PP1003 for the card base layer.  I tucked a glitter paper Matinee Rectangle in the upper right corner so I wouldn't cover up too many of the corner flowers.  I assembled the nest and its eggs in the same way as before and this time used all three glittery bunnies at the bottom of the card.  I added a large pink satin ribbon bow to the edge of the nest to finish this card.

I have a good start now on crafting Easter cards.  There are sooo many great products to use from the Spring 2020 Collection!!!  What have you been doing with the new glitter papers and glitter glues?  Post your creations in this month's challenge!

Happy Crafting!

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Twiggy Nest 94424

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Small Clutch of Eggs 94456


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Matinee Rectangle Layers 94438
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Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad GP1003
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Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad GP1001
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Little Bunny Trio 94455

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03/12/2020

Thu 12

Adriana Pop Up Easel Set, Little Bunny Trio and Half a Dozen Eggs by Jean Okimoto

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The Little Bunny Trio, Adriana Pop Up Easel Set and a Cottage Meadow 6x6 print create an Easter scene in bright spring pastels.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another pop up easel  design - using the new Adriana Set in its original vertical, delicately diecut format.

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Cut the detailed botanical layer and its solid background from medium green cardstock.  Cut the larger card base from  slightly darker green cardstock.  Fold the little tab backwards and attach a strip of Scor-Tape to the top of the tab.  Attach the lighter green layers to the tab.

Cut the 2" tall egg - from the Half a Dozen Eggs set - from the pink floral Cottage Meadow 6x6.  Cut Little Bunny Trio from the white Delicate Pastel Glitter 6x6.  Cut the trio again from watercolor paper.  Attach the watercolor paper bunnies behind the glittered bunnies for dimension.

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Prep the inside of the card with the embossing powder tool.  Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - with VersaMark.  Emboss it with Iridescent Opaque Mboss Powder from Imagine Crafts.

The Adriana set includes dies to cut decorative "stoppers" to keep the cards standing vertically instead of flopping down.  Cut two of the smallest stopper, layer them for dimension and attach them inside the card.

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Hope you'll experiment with different ways of using the versatile Adriana Pop Up Easel Set - with a large flower or heart,  butterflies, a simple greeting or quote.  It could also frame a a photo or display a small calendar.  

Big thanks to everyone from last Saturday's SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress!  Hope you liked the origami fish and the contemporary cards we created.  Special thanks to Jenny for her tasty popcorn assortment - and for thoughtfully providing individual bowls for everyone!   Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lynne - for helping us fill those shopping baskets again!

No classes for me this week...I'll see everyone again at the SPRING THINGS class on March 28th. 

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Saturday

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03/10/2020

Tue 10

Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a card for you which features many new products from the 2020 Memory Box Spring release.  

To make this card I die cut the Willowbend Collage frame, the Bramble Collage frame and the Cherry Wreath from white cardstock. I cut the wreath in half and colored the flowers and leaves with Distress Oxide inks. 

For the background behind the trees, I used a sheet of paper from the Springtime Bouquet 6x6 pad.  I sponged the paper with Wilted Violet Distress Ink and spattered the paper with gold and white ink.  Once the paper was dry I used foam tape to adhere the Willowbend die cut to the background.  I then used foam tape to glue the Bramble die cut on top of it. 

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I used felt to die cut the bunny from the Bunny Egg Collage die and glued it to the background.

I glued the flowers to the bottom of the card and added pearls to the flower centers.

Next I stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock that I had inked with Worn Lipstick Distress oxide ink. I used foam adhesive to glue that to my card front.

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To finish the card, I adhered the card front to a pink cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks for stopping by!

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03/05/2020

Thu 05

Got Eggs? Springtime Bouquet 6x6 Pack, Adriana Pop Up Easel Set by Jean Okimoto

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The Poppystamps Adriana Pop Up Easel Set - turned sideways - sets the scene for Easter with the new Springtime Bouquet 6x6 Pack of beautiful pastel prints.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a card that went thru quite a transformation from Dave's original design.  I love sharing different ways to use our products - and unlike the usual infomercial disclaimers...DO try this at home!

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The Adriana Pop Up Easel Set is designed to create a vertical easel card. There are even pieces for little "stoppers" to keep the upright card from flopping down.  I've used it horizontally - and replaced the beautiful botanical diecut with a garden print from the Springtime Bouquet 6x6 set.  

Cut the large card base from white cardstock.  Crease the tab towards the backside of the diecut.  

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Attach Scor-tape to the tab.  Cut the green 6x6 print with the background die, attach it to the card base using the tape on the tab.  Cut the new Wild Grass Border from green cardstock - trim the bottom edge with the Adriana background die.

We have two egg sets with small eggs to fit the grassy border.  I've used the Clutch of Eggs set - cut 5 of the smaller eggs from the white glitter cardstock in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  Color them with Sharpies or Copics.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to white felt and cut Gentle Bunny (and his tail) and Little Bunny Trio.  We're just using the two larger bunnies from the trio.  Cut felt tails for the other bunnies using a leather punch.  Attach the bunnies and eggs to the background.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Open Studio Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with Pearlescent Lavender Brilliance.  Attach the greeting - at an angle - with foam tape.

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Hope you'll try different designs with the versatile Adriana Pop Up Easel Set!

If you're in the Seattle Area - join us for another SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress on March 7th.  A simple origami fish, cherry blossoms, wide washi tape, new and old favorites, art papers - there are so many ways to combine Asian  and almost-Asian designs.  

Thanks for visiting - see you next week!

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03/03/2020

Tue 03

A Collage of Spring Dies
by Michelle Bala

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Michelle here, sharing a collage of spring dies from the newest release.  I haven't picked out a sentiment yet, but I may not add one to this card because it is pretty self explanatory, lol!  To begin, I trimmed the pattern paper from Cottage Meadow, to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 to fit the card base. Next, I die cut all the elements I want to add.

46                                                                                              I used Tulip Oval Collage die to die cut a piece from Twinkle Jewel Glitter Pad. I trimmed the glitter paper to fit over the pattern base. Last, I used Little Bunny Trio and Cherry Blossom Branches dies to cut images from white cardstock. I adhered the glitter die cut paper with foam adhesive and glued the cherry blossom branches and bunnies directly to the glitter cardstock.

47                                                                                             This card was very simple to create and fun at the same time! Hope you'll give it a try.

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03/02/2020

Mon 02

Fairy Sugar with the Leafy Jumble Stencil Background
by Anne Thompson

The challenge for the month of March is to use glitter paper or glitter glue in some way.  Memory Box has lots of new Fairy Sugar glitter glues in the Spring 2020 collection.  I decided to use one of the new stencils and some Fairy Sugar to create a background for a spring card along with some die cuts using the new glitter paper.

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I started with a yellowy-green cardstock 4 X 5.25 which I taped to my work surface and then taped the LEAFY JUMBLE STENCIL 88613 down on top of that using more washi tape.  I chose Sour Apple Sparkle  40121 and Mint Frost 40106 Fairy Sugars to use with the stencil.

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I squirted some Fairy Sugar onto each of the leaf cutout areas.

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I then used my finger to spread the Fairy Sugar onto each of the leaves.
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I removed the stencil and set this panel aside to dry.
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I used a bright green glitter paper from the TWINKLING JEWEL GLITTER PAD GP1003 and die cut the middle-sized rectangle from the STYLISH RECTANGLE TRIO 94416.  I used more of that same paper to cut the PRETTY BLOSSOM STEM 94422.  I had a small scrap of a light almost white glitter paper from another project and cut the Pretty Blossom Stem again.  I snipped off those two blooms to adhere them over the green ones.

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I assembled the card front using lots of Scor-Tape on the back of the stenciled panel as I put it onto a Meadow notecard.  I added the Stylish Rectangle using a Glue Pen.  I used Glue Dots on the back of the green blossoms and leaves to secure the Pretty Blossom Stem to the panel and on the back of the whitish blossoms that I popped on top of the green ones.

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I added Lemon Drop Fairy Sugar 40116 in the flower centers and used my finger to spread it over the blossoms.  Then I used a drop of Goldfinch Fairy Sugar 40118 for each blossom center.

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This card really sparkles and shines. 

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Have you tried the new Fairy Sugars?  The new glitter papers?  Do you have an interesting technique for using them to share?  Submit your work for this month's Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

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Leafy Jumble Stencil 88613
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Mint Frost Fairy Sugar 40106
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Sour Apple Sparkle Fairy Sugar 40121
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Stylish Rectangle Trio 94416
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Pretty Blossom Stem 94422
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Lemon Drop Fairy Sugar 40116

02/29/2020

Sat 29

Water Stencil Prints with Distress Oxide Inks
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I hope you are enjoying this extra day of February.  Today I want to share with you how to make a "ghosted" stencil print pattern using Distress Oxide Inks, a stencil, and some water.

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First, I took regular white cardstock and sponged it with an assortment of Distress Oxide inks (from top to bottom- Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet). It is Important to sponge lots of color onto the paper since the stencil/water effect works best on a solid foundation of ink.

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Next, I placed my stencil on top of my cardstock.  I didn't bother taping it down or using a low tac adhesive spray that would hold the stencil in place.  I really didn't mind if the stencil shifted a bit or my water got under the stencil.

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Next, I sprayed the piece with some water and then dabbed it a bit with tissue to remove extra water/ink.  I find that tissues work better than paper towels for this because sometimes the paper towel has a pattern on it that transfers to the ink as you dab.  Some of the water got under the stencil and made it splotchy.  As I said, I was okay with that look.  If you wanted more control and more distinct lines, you could dab it with wet tissues or baby wipes instead of spraying it with water.

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In the close up, you can see that my lines have a bit of a wiggle to them, which I like.  To finish the card, I die cut my Easter Egg and put some light pink glitter paper behind the decorative egg elements to give it some sparkle.  I added a bow and then popped up the egg with some foam tape.

Have a great weekend!

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02/21/2020

Fri 21

Memory Box Spring 2020 Release
by Vicki Finger

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Memory Box Blog Blitz!  I took a short vacation at the beginning of the month but now I'm back and have several new projects to share with you today.  Memory Box has just released its Spring 2020 Catalog and there are lots of fun new things in this collection of products, including Patterned Paper, Glitter Cardstock, Stencils, Washi Tapes, Glitter Glue (called Fairy Sugar), and some new 3D Embossing Folders.

I was having a hard time deciding what to feature first so I have a few projects for you today!  I also have a chance to win a giveaway for you as thanks for stopping by and seeing my projects over at my blog, Twinkling Paper Studio.  One commenter will receive a free Arched Happy Easter Die # 94446 from Memory Box!  

We also have Glitter Cardstock 6 x 6 Pads in Pastels and Brights!  The paler colors are called Delicate Pastels and the brights are called Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  I'm sure you know I had to have the one with the word "Twinkling" in the name.  

There are also some new Washi Tapes in wide and narrow widths.  The one I'm featuring here is the Watercolor Forest Greenery Wide Washi Tape.  It's similar in style to the Watercolor Woodland Washi Tape from our 2019 Winter Collection.  I thought it would be fun to combine with some little bunnies, Spring florals, and Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue.  

I added the wide Washi Tape to a piece of white cardstock and then die cut it with the Matinee Rectangle Layers in the largest size.  Then using a little finger dauber, I added some color to the Magnolia Circle Frame and the Pretty Blossom Stem.  Next, I added some Fairy Sugar to the leaves and blooms.  

Once that was dry, I added some pearls to the center of the blooms and some inking to the outside edges of the Little Bunny Trio.  I added a black dot with a tiny white highlight for the eye on each little bunny.  Once I attached the Matinee Rectangle, I added some additional Fairy Sugar in Iris and Strawberry Ice to the berries in the washi tape for texture and bling.  

My next card also uses the Matinee Rectangle Layers.  I die cut the 2nd from largest one from white cardstock covered with the Washi Tape and the largest was cut from some pale pink cardstock.  This helps the soft colors in the washi tape to really pop and accent my die cuts.  I used Fairy Sugar in Strawberry Ice, Iris and Berry Mist.  I also used the "Hello" Banner Script die from last month's release to make a simple spring card.  

For my next card,  I used one of the Cottage Meadow Patterned Papers.  Each of these designs has a full floral pattern on one side of the paper and a corner design on the other side of the paper.  These designs remind me very much of something Annie Rifle might create for Rifle Paper Company. I really love having a choice of using the full sheet of print or the corner design.  

For my card, I chose to use a corner design that I thought would fit well with my die choices.  I chose the Cherry Blossom Frame along with the Arched Happy Easter, and the Flitter Side Butterfly.   

This card is sweet and simple, and to me, it instantly evokes the feeling of spring.  The top layer of all the die cuts are made from the new Watercolor Paper and I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Sugared Almond Pink and Green Shadow.  

I added Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue in Iris to the flower centers on the patterned paper and added some gems to the center of the flowers on the die-cut.  

I used Rectangle Basics Die in the largest size to cut the green glittered background.  I added some of the Birchpress Design Shimmer Burst Washi Tape to colored cardstock.  I also cut 1 each of the Genoese, Emmaline and Lacework Eggs from Gold Foiled Cardstock that had Couture Creations Double Sided Adhesive on the backside. 

This card features several new Easter Egg dies with some of the new Glittered Cardstock.   Aren't Filagree Easter Eggs just so pretty and elegant?  They remind me of Fabergé Eggs. If you don't know what those are, here's a search on Pinterest to see some fabulous examples.  If you're interested in more of the history of the House of Fabergé, you can find information here on Wikipedia.  

Next, I ran the colored, washi-taped cardstock through with my die cutting machine with an embossing sandwich to get the impression of the egg which makes fussy cutting around it very easy.  You could also do Die Cut In-lay if you like that style.  That would have taken a lot more time than what I felt I had available today so that I can show you as many of the new products as I can.  

The Gilded Washi Tape, the Gold Foiled Cardstock and the glitter cardstock all work together to make a fun and sparkly card for Easter.  

By dry embossing the eggs onto the cardstock, it gives the look of inlay without the time it would take to do that and also provides the outline for the egg shape for quick and easy fussy cutting of a simple shape.  

I had to sneak one more card in here at the very end that features one of the new stencils, Leafy Jumble.  I was planning to foil it, but I couldn't find my jar of Deco Foil Transfer Gel (until the card was finished, of course), so I ended up using Ink Blending to add the pattern to the cardstock in Turquoise Sea and Tranquil Teal.   

I first added some Pixie Spray to the back of the stencil and let that dry for a few minutes.  This allows the repositionable adhesive to "set" so that you can use it over and over without having to add more. It also holds your stencil in place without moving so that your pattern stays clean and crisp.  

Once that was done, I used the Basic Rectangles to cut a mat layer, a glitter layer and then a top layer for my card from the ink blended piece.  I die cut the Side Butterfly Circle from white cardstock 3 times and glued the layers together. I cut the interior part of the butterfly from cardstock scraps and the outlines of the butterflies from Gold Foiled Cardstock. I also cut the Flitter Side Butterfly using the same papers so that I could have two butterflies facing each other.  Once I had those adhered, I added Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen to the insides of the wings for that touch of sparkle that I love.

There are many more new products available at Memory Box and it's other companies, Poppy Stamps and Birch Press Design.   Be sure to stop over at the Memory Box Blog, Outside the Box, and take a look at all of the new items that were just released.  I'll have a couple more projects for you next week.  Don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog for your chance to win the Arched Happy Easter Die.  

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