42 posts categorized "Flourishes"


Thu 15

A Little Birdie Told Me
by Marnie Bushmole


Good Morning!  Hope everyone has recovered from the Blog Blitz last week! We have but the fun doesn't have to stop we are still creating with the new products!  Today I've created a very soft card with this adorable Autumn Birdie Clear Stamp Set.  The bird was colored with Copic then I cut it out with the Pinpoint Circles.  The background is also created with Copic.  More circles  and a Scallop Pinpoint Circle cut out of Memory Box Papers and glitterized.  I love how the focal point turned out!  


The background was created by cutting the Tippington Vine over and over and layering it onto Memory Box Paper.  Gives a soft raised look to the background.  Finally a satin ribbon to finish it off.

Hope your having a wonderful week.  Thank you so much for stopping by be sure to check back for more amazing ideas with this latest release! 





Tue 29

Autumn Birdie
by Design Marnie Bushmole

Happy Tuesday!  Or should I say Happy Autumn?   With Autumn comes a New Release from Memory Box.  I love some of the new stamps and matching dies.   I've used the, oh so cute, Autumn Birdie set with my copic markers to create this adorable card.  For the background I created a background using the Cloud Cover Stencil and some paste.  The postage stamp comes from the Postage Set and layers added from the Perfect Patch Strip.  I am in love with the new Tippington Vine as well which our little birdie is perched on.

 Of course I've added a bit of glitter for some sparkle on the clouds.  I adore how it turned out!  That little bit of sparkles sets everything off perfectly.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a Wonderful Tuesday!




Thu 25


Hello everyone from sunny southern California!  Sherry here with a summery card for you today.

Happiness Card 1

The water colored background was created using Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold and Spun Sugar Distress Inks.  I then sponged Peeled Paint through the Texture Scraped Paint stencil over one area of the background, and turned it once to create the cross hatch. I am loving this stencil!

Happiness Card 3

I trimmed this background piece down and splattered some watered down Peeled Paint over the entire top before adding the Happiness stamp and the Flllipa Corner.  I had some leftover background, and used it to cut the solid layer of the butterfly from the Cascadia Butterfly Trio set.  The top layer is one of the butterflies from the Butterfly Exhibit Die which I snipped from the entire die cut piece, and it happens to match the solid butterfly.

Happiness Card 2

The card was completed with a scattering of pink, green and yellow sequins.  I adhered the assembled piece to a piece of warm white card stock that was cut smaller than the card base, then added that to the card base using foam tape. 

This was a fun card to make, and I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thu 25

Playful Dolphins


Good Morning Happy Thursday!  Today I am mom to an official 15 year old!  EEEEK when did that happen?   I swear she was just 3 years old and her sister was a baby.  Time flies while your running around that is for sure! 

It's officially summer so I'm  bringing you a fun ocean card today.  First I created the background with Distress Inks then added the Diving Dolphins 99134 and Sketchy Circles 99149 to create their splashes.  The Dolphin is water color paper colored with Distress Ink and shimmered.  The Breezy Waves 99164 finish off the scene along with some strategic Stickles and sequin usage.  The gingham patterned paper is Memory Box as well.  I've added a little twine at the top of the card to add a bit more nautical. 

Hope everyone is having an Amazing Summer!  Thanks so much for stopping by!   Be sure to check back daily for tons more amazing inspiration.


Sun 21

Beauty card by Evgenia Petzer

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer woth you today. Thit time I am playing with delicate dies and pastel colors that work together beautifully. I love to add some contrast to my works by using white cardstock for my die cuts. So lets have alook at what I came up with today:


and some close ups:


and my favorite rings:


Memory Box products used:

  • 99149 Sketchy rings
  • 99142 Pennington Rose border



Mon 25

Layouts using Memory Box dies

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I wanted to share with you something  a bit different- the layouts that I did for my youngest son, both of them use Memory Box dies and I picked the white paper for that, so they can really pop out more.


Lots of fussy cutting from the papers and the elegant dies just suit this album perfectlyG45_2

Memory Box products used:

  • 99149 Sketchy rings
  • 99142 Pennington Rose Border
  • 99133 Sunrise Poppy


Have a lovely scrappy day, 



Sat 14

Top o' the Mornin'

Need something for St. Patrick's Day and there's not a Shamrock in sight?  Use your Memory Box heart stencils to create your own!


These are the materials I used to create some quick and easy cards:


  • Memory Box stencil COLLECTIVE HEARTS Style No. 88594
  • Kaleidacolor Raised Rainbow Dye Ink Pad--Fresh Greens, Imagine Crafts
  • fingertip dauber, Imagine Crafts
  • Memory Box stamp HERRINGBONE FLOURISH D1905


 May your blessings outnumber

The shamrocks that grow,

And may trouble avoid you

Wherever you go.

     --a traditional Irish blessing


Happy Crafting!


Thu 26

Bright card

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today, showing you  abright, filled with spring breeze card.

This time around I wanted to use the die in not that traditional way, so I used the negative space of the die and filled it with sequins and bright dew drops.

For that I decided to go with the contrast colors red/green and kraft/white


Memory Box dies used:

  • Surely Stitched Circle (99074)
  • Wildflower Corner (98895)

have a great Thursday,



Thu 01

Happy 2015


Good Morning Marnie here and I wan to with you The Happiest New Year!  Did everyone PARTY all Night Long?  We had a lovely time with Family and I ate way too much junk food which is our tradition.  But oh my it was yummy.  I have a bit of salt overload today though need to drink lots of water.    I'm here with a Memory Box Celebration Card today.

Here is a little bit of FUN for you all.  First on Kraft cardstock, with the Snowfall Stamp I stamped VersaMark all around the edges with the little dots and embossed with the Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder.  This did leave a bit of a blank in the middle but I just punched it out with a circle.  Then I foam taped the piece onto a Black cardstock mat.  In the center I cut out the Urban Numbers from Gold Mirror Card and added a bit of Diamond Stickles around them.  They are so much more glittery in person it's hard to capture.  The corner bow was also cut out of the Gold Mirror Card and added on top.  And lastly it was all layered onto Gold and then onto a Kraft Card.  Pretty and Simple for the New Year.   So Modern!

 Memory Box Products Used:

Snowfall Stamp G1999

Urban Numbers 98902

Corner Bow 98371

Kraft Card


Other Products Used:

Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder

Imagine Crafts VersaMark Stamp Pad

Gold Mirror Card

Diamond Stickles

Black Cardstock

Circle Punch



Wed 10

Holiday Stars and Flourishes


Pretty colors, shimmery inks and little gold stars...quite the opposite of the winter storm and power glitches we're having right now!  Jean Okimoto here with a "something old, something new" design for you.


Memory Box Products

  • Winterland Tree Background Die 98733
  • Elliana Background Die 98956
  • Snowflake Heart Die 99031
  • Zippy Dots Designer Stencil 88568
  • Merry Christmas Combo Stamp B2008 (there's a little dove stamp on the side)
  • Robins Egg Notecard (for stamping)
  • Pool Notecard and Envelope

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Fireworks Spritzes - Bahama Blue, Pear Tart, Grape Jelly
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Gold
  • Delicata Inkpad - Golden Glitz
  • Radiant Neon Inkpads - Electric Blue, Electric Purple
  • Craft Mat

Spray watercolor paper with water - then spritz it with Bahama Blue, Pear Tart, Grape Jelly and Gold.

Dry the inks, then stencil the background with Zippy Dots and Golden Glitz. Stamp Merry Christmas Combo with Electric Purple and emboss it with clear powder.

Diecut Winterland Tree Background from gold mirror cardstock and dry-emboss it with the Elliana Background.  Distress the raised areas with a sanding block. Diecut Snowflake Heart from gold mirror cardstock and save the little pieces.

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for more details and holiday card ideas. 

Big Thanks to everyone who took the first Winter Bliss class at Impress.  If you weren't able to get into that class - we have another class on Saturday December 13th.  We'll make 6 un-holiday cards - fresh colors, glitter, sequins and watercolor background techniques.  See you there!

Thanks for visiting - join us again tomorrow for one of Marnie's special designs.