42 posts categorized "Flourishes"


Thu 27

Catalina Christmas Wreath

Happy Thanksgiving!  Well it is here in the US.  Marnie here!  Today we will spend time with our Families, extended Families and neighbors Giving Thanks and then we stuff ourselves with Turkey and other yummy things.  It's the kick off to our Holiday Season as well and I'm with my Mom's cooking up a storm with the Macy's parade on in the background getting ready to begin work on my Holiday Cards, after the feast and we wash the dishes of course.  So here is an idea for you.   


The background for this is the Adornment Stencil 88587 stenciled over Shabby Shutters ink with clear embossing paste on glossy card stock.  Once everything was dry I misted the project and whipped away the green where the embossing paste was not.  I love the affect it looks like grand wallpaper.  Then the Catalina Wreath 98189 was cut from Gold Mirror Card and added to the top of the card.  To dress it up a bit more I added a few glitter domes to it.  The Merry Christmas B2019 is stamped in red ink.

Memory Box Products Used:


Hope everyone has a Wonderful and Safe Holiday Weekend.  If your not out tomorrow for Black Friday be sure to check back for more fun ideas.   Thanks for stopping by.



Wed 19

Pavilia Blooms, Star Flowers and Zippy Dots



Love flowery cards?  Meet the just-released Pavilia Bloom and Star Flowers Dies on a new Zippy Dots stencilled background!  Jean Okimoto here, with a fresh-from-the-garden card featuring great new products from the Spring 2014 Collection.

Dave added more great designs to his growing collection of beautiful botanical dies and stencils for your spring projects.  He's also introducing specialty Designer Stencils that are perfectly-sized and proportioned to fit onto A2 cards - like Zippy Dots, featured here.

Memory Box Products

  • NEW Pavilia Bloom Background  98899
  • NEW Pavilia Bloom Outline    98888
  • NEW Star Flowers 98892
  • NEW Zippy Dots Designer Stencil 88568
  • Donnington Tendril 98764
  • Metal Adapter Plate
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Peony Cardstock
  • Dill Cardstock    
  • Key Lime Cardstock
  • Kraft Envelope


Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed project instructions and more spring designs.

I was at the Tukwila Impress last night...both stores have received their first order of the brand-new Spring 2014 Collection from Memory Box and Poppystamps!  You'll love their new die selections  from Memory Box - and stencils too!

Our Design Team is prepping for our new product blitz next week - we can't wait to share more new designs and ideas with you!

Cards from a new class - SPRINGTIME IN SEATTLE, at 1:30 on March 22nd - will feature great techniques using several of the new products too.   

Before you leave - be sure to scroll down for Olga's beautiful heart-themed card too.

Thanks for visiting...enjoy the blue skies if you're here in Seattle.  (3:43 PM update... we're having a hailstorm right now!)



Thu 06

Dream big

Hello dear friends! its Evgenia Petzer with you today, i have  another detailed card for you to share. With spring just arrived i cant get enough of these soft, pastel colors. Hope you'll enjoy!




Memory Box products used:

Paper: DT-Thistle (77919)


Large Ringlets (98790)

Tithonia Flourish (98775)

Siena Floral (98801)




Sat 01

Lunette Butterfly, Piano Border and Calm Countryside...


(click to see the photos fullsize)

Pam here to get your weekend off to a stamping, die cutting, stenciling start!  

On this first card, I gave the Floral Mesh stencil a spritz with glitter mist on watercolor paper. Let it dry, mat it to Dill Card-stock and layer it on to a piece of Violet Dot Signature pattern paper.  Then adhere it to an A-2 Parchment Notecard.

I die cut the Venita Flourish and the butterfly body from Silver glitter card-stock. I cut the Lunette Butterfly from the watercolor paper so the color would match and the Oriel Butterfly from Lavender Card-stock.  I inked part of the A Very Happy Hello Combo stamp and stamped in black ink using the stamp a ma jig.  I looped some lavender cord and then glued everything to the card with Tombow Mono Multi glue.


Don't you just love this Piano Border die?  I do!  Playing the piano was one of my first loves.  I still enjoy it!

The card base is Black Card-stock 5 1/2 x 11 in., scored and folded in half.  I free hand cut to make it look like a Grand Piano. Then I decided it needed a music rack!  I die cut and embossed the Calozonia Frame and just used part of it.  Some of the other frames would work great too!

I cut a rectangle with my paper trimmer, scored it in half and stamped Just a Note combo stamp with black ink using the stamp a ma jig.

The Piano Border is cut from Black Card-stock and backed with a piece of White Card-stock cut 2 x 5  1/2 in.


I've been wanting to play with this new Calm Countryside die.  I die cut it from a White A-2 Notecard, placed a piece of Water Card-stock on the inside of the card for the sky.  Added the small Kite from the Summer Kites die in Squash Dot Signature pattern paper and the sentiment stamp Just Thinking of You Combo stamped in black ink with the stamp a ma jig and it was done!  I really like it!  I had a couple other ideas to try with it but I didn't think I better make this post any longer! lol 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!


P.S.  I have a giveaway over on my blog for the Lunette and Oriel Butterfly dies!  HERE



Sat 22

Clean and Simple with Stencils


I am on the home stretch for my B.S. in nursing. Graduation hopefully will be in May. Meanwhile they saved the hardest class for last. World Civ! It is really interesting but lots of work.

In fact, my fellow design team member Pam reminded me I was to post today! I thought it was tomorrow. In times like this you just don't have time to make a complicated card. 

I pulled out MB's new stencil- texture rhapsody . I grabbed my neon ink colors and just sponged the color through the stencil. Added the sentiment panel and I was done. Easy-peasy! Stenciling at its most basic!

Well, let me get back to my essay on the Global North and South! I will have some more interesting uses of MB's new stencils in the next few weeks. Stay tune.



Tue 18

Love card by Evgenia

Hello Memory Box fans! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today with another card to share.

Love how light it is, its always easy to add some airness to your projects using dies.


and some close ups:




Memory Box products used:


MO-Bubblegum (77892)

MO-Pool (77912)

Palace Oval Frame Set (98538)


98453 Gloriosa Vine

Lovely Peony Outline (98482)


Have a great day!






Thu 13

Pretty in pink...

Hi girls! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today with my new card to share with you. I love the pink/white combo, always looks classic for me.

Its an all-occasion card that can easily be modified a bit.


Close ups:




Memory Box products used:

Paper: MO-Bubblegum (77892)

Dies: Chesapeake Scrollwork (98442)

San Marzano Border (98489)




Thu 06

A soft shabby card

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today with a soft card that I made using some of may favorite dies and colors.

If you change the sentiment, you can use it to any occasion...


Close up:


Memory Box products used:


Amira Flourish (98183)

Chesapeake Scrollwork (98442)

Locina Buckle (98184)


MO-Thistle (77868)

MO-Bubblegum (77892)


Happy Birthday Special combo (B1910)


Have a great sunny day!






Fri 10

Butterfly Drifting Milk Carton Set


Good Afternoon, Marnie here!  I've created a card for today using a couple of the new Stencils "Butterfly Drifting - 88504" and "Butterfly Vine - 88524" they are very cool and work together perfectly.  First I stenciled with the "Butterfly Drifting - 88504" and white embossing paste  on turquoise cardstock and let it dry.  Then I sponged over it with the "Butterfly Vine - 88524" and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  The affect is very cool and the techniques are endless with these stencils.  I layered everything onto "Currant Distressed Dots" and a white cardstock with some green ribbon.  I also used the "Joy Script - 98641" as the greeting on the card.  When that was done I used a some leftover Turquoise cardstock to cut the "Buttermilk Carton - 98739" from and did the embossing paste process on all four sides of the carton before taping it together.  I then added flowers with the "Sophia Bloom Set - 98840" along the bottom with a little glitter in the middle for sparkle.  Again using Pink Cardstock and the "Currant Distressed Dots"


MBset3Hope your enjoying all of the beautiful things created here on the blog with the new dies.  Be sure to check everything out for this entire week!  



Sat 07

Merry Christmas in Tiffany colors

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer today with you with another christmas card to share. This time i went with non-traditional colors- colors of Tiffany





The Quinn flourish is cut from vellum- the perfect for almost invisible, "frosty" layer



Memory Box products used:


Pinecone Corner (98685)

Quinn Flourish (98267)

Gabriella Border (98649)

Stamp: Woodland Merry Christmas (B1950)

Paper: MO-Thistle (77868)


Enjoy your weekend!