47 posts categorized "Flourishes"


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.






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.