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09/13/2022

Tue 13

Two Cards with Starry Collage & Wild Spiral
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two fun cards using goodies from the fall release. Here are the new dies I used for today's card:

Starry Collage 94631
Wild Spiral 94629

I also used the previously released Geometric Crystals embossing folder 1016EF and the Sylvan Butterfly 94577.

Here's another look at my card:

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I used watercolor card stock and smooshed lots of Distress oxide inks and after it dried I used it to die cut the stars, butterfly background and I also cut 2 spirals out of it.

I used the 2 swirls that I cut from the watercolor smooshed cards and backed them in white card that had been embossed with embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Big & Little Words stamp set, stamped in black in on white card. Here's another look:

The butterfly background was cut from the same watercolor card and the top of the butterfly was cut with black card. I added blue tiny gems from the Christmas Jewels set. The card base was made by taking a mini slimline card and cutting it to 3" by 5.5" and I added a diagonal black card piece to give it more interest. Here's one more look:

Here's one last look at card #1:

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Now on to card #2:

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I save one panel of watercolor smooshed card that I cut the swirl out of to be my card's background. I backed the opening of the swirl with black card and then added the whole panel to an A2 card base. Next I added layers stars, black and watercolor, randomly around the card. The sentiment is from Big and Little Words stamp set heat embossed in white on black card. I really like the way this turned out, it almost looks like a cartoon drawing!

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Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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08/14/2022

Sun 14

Side Stella Butterfly
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Today I’m stretching the Stella Butterfly from the 2022 May release to create a simple off-the-edge standard A2 size shaped card.

Took a Bristol scrap piece measuring approximately 4.25”x5.75” from my stash and drew a line across approximately 5.5” high.  Placed the Stella Butterfly background die at an angle straddling the line so only the left wing extends beyond the line.  Partial die cut above the line like this.

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Trimmed along the drawn line up to the die cut part of butterfly to get this.

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Embossed the bottom portion with the Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder (EF) to give it some dimension  

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The butterfly and sentiment were die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock and black glossy paper.  To turn the full butterfly into a side flying one, it was cut in half and one of the antennas was cut off.  Colored them with Copic Sketch markers RV02, RV04 and RV09.  For a bit of texture, splattered the butterfly background piece with diluted white gouache paint.  To mount to the card base, the flat edge of the partial die cut butterfly was aligned with the folded end of a white top folding A2 size card base.  Measure 5.5” from the end of the butterfly wing and trimmed using a paper trimmer.  Added some clear Fairy Drops to finish.

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For some reason it looks shorter than 5,5” in length in the photo, but trust me it’s not. 😂  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

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08/07/2022

Sun 07

Aloha
by Trina Pham

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Aloha everyone.  Today I’m sharing a simple summer card with a tropical vibe made with the Tropical Leaves 3D embossing folder (EF) and matching dies from the June Island Vacation release.

Bristol paper was used for all the white die cuts.  After die cutting the leaves, spritz them with water then embossed them using the EF.  Had planned on playing with alcohol inks (AI) on yup paper to create the background, but couldn’t find my yupo paper, so ended up doing the AI on  acetate technique instead (you may have noticed the reflection from the acetate 😉).  Drops of Pool and Mermaid AIs were applied to an A2 size piece of acetate, then rubbing alcohol and a hand blower were used to move the inks around.

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The die cut Vintage Varsity letters were ombré colored next using turquoise dye ink and a blender brush before heat embossing them with clear glitter embossing powder.  Die cut the letters from black cardstock as well to offset for a drop shadow.  The periwinkle blooms were then colored with Scattered Straw and Wild Honey distress inks using a finger blender brush.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added clear shimmer to the flowers to finish.

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Wishing you all a wonderful week.  Thank you for joining me today.

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07/20/2022

Wed 20

Hello with Lavender Bouquet
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with Hello card made with the new "Lavender Bouquet" dies released this past May.  Here's a closer look at my card:

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Here's how I made my card:

1)  I die cut the lavender stems and colored them with Zig Clean Color markers

2)  I took a piece of watercolor card and smooshed purple ink with water on it then added splatter with the same ink.

3)  I added all the stems to the watercolor card stock and then trimmed .75" from the bottom.

4)  I added the watercolor card to a card base that had striped washi tape across the bottom.  Next I added a few gems and a heat embossed sentiment from "Big and Little Words" stamp set.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  I had so much fun creating it!  Be sure to check out all the new Memory Box goodies on their website HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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07/19/2022

Tue 19

Poppies Please! by Jean Okimoto

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Say hello with the billowy, textured,  layered poppies from the Memory Box floral collection on a summer slimline.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a mix-and-match design in sunny yellows.

These watercolored blossoms are cut from inky sheets in my stash - they're colored with inks from the Melon Melody Kaleidacolor inkpad pressed onto an acrylic block.  Cut them with the Enchanting Poppy Stems, Graceful Poppy Stems and Sweet Poppy Stem dies.  Color the attached stems with a yellow-greenish marker.  

Cut the loose stems and leaves from the Enchanting Poppy Stems set from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Color the narrow leaf overlays with the marker too.

Cut the centers from the black 6x6 in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.

Assemble the flowers.

I used a stash scrap of ink-blended cardstock for the background - it's diecut with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the blossoms.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on a lime green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Diecut it with the greeting strip die included in the stamp set.  Trim the short ends.  Attach it with foamdots.

Attach the largest Clear Fairy Drops.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Enjoy the versatility of Memory Box dies by mixing, matching and layering the floral diecuts.  Diecut scraps of ink-blended or watercolored paper for loose, random inky petals.  Try this design in your favorite colors too!

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Friday...

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06/25/2022

Sat 25

Hello Weekend! by Jean Okimoto

 

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Here's an afternoon post for a sunny summer weekend.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here  - there was an open day in our posting schedule so it's just me (again) with another great 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set from our latest release.

The new Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies set is perfect for tropical summer designs.  Pair it with bright blossoms - like Layered Fresh Flowers - or some of the friendly jungle animals from Poppystamps.  (That's a future card.)

Cut the leaves from a medium green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Place the leaves into the embossing folder and run it through the machine. Use a small brayer - or an inkpod (it looks like a freeze-dried marshmallow) to highlight the design with Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance ink.

Cut Layered Fresh Flowers from two shades of the Berry Red Collection sheets.

Cut Hello Daily Script from two shades of the Lush Green set.  Cut an extra layer of the background from cardboard for extra dimension.

Cut textured green cardstock with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow-green slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add yellow Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline- sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set is #EF1030.  We'll add the new item link as soon as it's available.

Thanks for visiting...keep cool and have a great weekend!

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06/15/2022

Wed 15

Hello Butterfly Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! I am enjoying this release so much with the mixture of foil plates and flowers.  So many beautiful cards to create.  The Stella Butterfly and Background die set and Black Glossy paper makes a stunning focal image to the flower and leaves dies.

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Exquisite Leaves:

Use the Exquisite Leaves plate to hot foil aqua green on the dark Fresh Aqua paper.  I chose the last, greener paper. Die cut using the matching die.  Make 3 die cuts.

Flowers:

Die cut the 2 smallest flowers from the Bouquet Blooms and Leaves from the darkest blue from the Ocean Blue paper pad.  Die cut 3 times.

Stella Butterfly and Background:

Die cut the top die and center of the butterfly from Black Glossy paper.  Die cut the background from heavy white card stock.  Ink blend from center out with VersaFine Clair Cheerful, Warm Breeze from center to end, then Paradise from ends to just before the center.  Ink up the edge of the die cut with Paradise.  Glue the top die cut on tope then glue the center in the middle.  Use your fingers to round the end wings downwards. Then press up the wings while pressing down on the center.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the outline Hello Daily Script from Black Glossy paper.  Die cut the background from the same Fresh Aqua paper.  Adhere together.

Assembly:

Adhere a A2 size paper matching paper from the Madras Plaid Blu and Violet paper paid to a white A2 card.  Trim the Black Glossy paper to 4" x 51/4" and die cut out the center using 4the smallest die from Open Studios Oval Layers die set.  Adhere vellum to the back of the cut out.  Adhere the paper to to the center of the card.  Arrange and adhere the leaves on the left hand side around the oval cut out, leaving some of the leaves off the card.  Trim off the leaves.  Adhere the Hello sentiment to the upper right side of the oval cut out.  Adhere the butterfly to the lower right side, making sure the wings over lap the sentiment and leaves. Add the flowers to the center of the leaves.  Add the gold Fairy Gems and Fairy Jewels to the center of the flowers.

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06/10/2022

Fri 10

Hello with Foiling & Mirror Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this shiny fun "hello" card.

I've used some new and older products, all from Memory Box.

Newly released items used:
94658 "Hello Daily Script"
MBF009 "Sunburst Hot Foil"

Other items:
GEM102 "Winter Fantasy Fairy Gem Stones"
30036 "Stitched Circle Layer Dies"
FP1002 "Vintage Pastel Mirror Paper Pad"
94621 "Pinpoint Daisy Background Die"
JWL005 "Christmas Fairy Jewels"

Here's another look at my card:

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I used Gemini "Aurora" foil with the "Sunburst Hot Foil Die" on black card stock and then cut it our with a circle die. I cut a mat for it with the next larger die from silver mirror card stock. Next I cut the "hello" word die from black, silver, and peach mirror card stock, and the bigger shadow outline "hello" die from the black circle.

I pieced the "hello" parts to together, even inserting the little black foiled pieced around the "h" and the "o" so you can see the whole foiled sunburst. Next I took an A2 size piece of card stock and used the "Pinpoint Daisy Die" to get a fun dotted background for my card.

I added the circle element in the bottom right corner, cut the excess off and put left over pieces on the top and left side of the card. To finish my card I added large and small jewels to the ends of the rays in the foiled sunburst pattern with the sentiment in it.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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05/30/2022

Mon 30

Ava Butterflies with Bouquet Blooms and Leaves
by Anne Thompson

Here's a butterfly card for today that features the AVA BUTTERFLIES 94643 layered to make one lovely butterfly flitting over a field of BOUQUET BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94652.

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materials used

  • AVA BUTTERFLIES 94643
  • BOUQUET BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94652
  • HELLO STREAMLINED SCRIPT 94540
  • FRESH AQUA COLLECTION SP1004
  • LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014
  • CLEAR FAIRY DROPS DRP101

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to make this card

  • trim one of the light blue plaid papers to 5 1/4 X 4 and add it to the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Ava Butterflies twice from one of the dark teal cardstock papers; adhere the small ones on top of the larger ones
  • die cut the Bouquet Blooms twice from a light blue cardstock and the leaves twice from an olive green cardstock
  • orient the notecard to have a top fold
  • glue a variety of the blooms scattered across the card front and tuck in some of the leaves near the blooms
  • add various sizes of the Clear Fairy Drops to the flower centers and use three of the smallest Clear Fairy Drops to make a body on the butterfly

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  • die cut the Hello Streamlined Script from a scrap of dark teal cardstock; glue it to the upper left area on the card front
  • use a large glue dot or foam dot to add the butterfly to the right, hovering above the flowers

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I tucked the second butterfly inside the card where I will write a message. 

I'm not usually a butterfly person but I love this Ava Butterflies 94643 die set as well as the Stella Butterfly and Background 94635 that I used on yesterday's cards.  I know these are dies I am going to reach for again and again because of the lovely embossed details on the wings of both Ava and Stella.  

It's Memorial Day today in the United States, a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered.  Dad and I put red, white, and blue flowers and a flag on his brother's grave this weekend and I will put my Uncle John's Purple Heart on display in a place of honor. And I will thank my 99-year-old dad for his service on the European front lines in World War II.

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05/24/2022

Tue 24

Sunshine Daisy Stems Over Back-Painted Vellum by Jean Okimoto

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The new Sunshine Daisy Stems can create the look of patient paper-piecing or "coloring inside the lines."  This is a lot easier!   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a vellum back-painting technique - instead of attaching many tiny petals or trying to stay inside the lines.  MemoryBoxSunshineDaisyStems, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyJewels, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxPoshHelloFoilPlateAndDie, FlowerDiecuts, HotFoiling, FoiledCards, HotFoilAndDiecut, HandmadeCards, DIYCards, VellumCards, InkBlendedBackgrounds, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Attach a large piece of doublestick tape to white cardstock - Couture Creations tape was used here.  The taped side is the backside and the cardstock is the front.  Cut the 'open' Sunshine Daisy Stems die (shown on the left) three times from the front.  Remove the offcuts and save just the delicate outlines.

Cut heavy white vellum with the 3-¾" x 2-½" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the three cardstock Daisy Stems to the vellum - the double-stick tape makes it quick and easy. Press Distress Oxides onto an acrylic block and paint the petals from the backside of the vellum - don't add any water.   Ink colors used here are dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral and kitsch flamingo.

Blend abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo and squeezed lemonade Distress Oxides on the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Spray it with a light spritz of water, then let it dry. Trim it with the 3-¼" x 2" Rectangle Basics die.

Attach narrow strips of double-stick tape to the backside of the several painted vellum petals  and attach the vellum to the watercolor paper.  The tape won't show through the painted petals.

Foil black cardstock with gold foil and the Posh Hello Hot Foil Plate.  Diecut it.

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Attach the diecuts to a pink A-2 card.  Add the orange Autumn Fairy Jewels.  

Sunshine Daisy Stems is very versatile - diecut stencils or pressure-emboss with it too. Or simply diecut and layer the blossoms for spring or summer cards.

Thanks for visiting  - hope you're enjoying the May Collection ideas from our Design Team!

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