28 posts categorized "Houses"

12/21/2020

Mon 21

Winter Scene Gift Tags
by Sara Cook

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Good morning everyone. I'm so excite to be a designer for Memory Box.  This is my first post and hope you try this simply and fast tag project.  This sure will make your presents standout.  

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To make the sky background cut out 3 1/8" square from white card stock.  I used 80lb to keep the tag light weight.

Blend on the blue ink about 3/4 of the way down the square.  I like using Silicone Blue Fresh Ink as my snow cloud sky.  It has the perfect blend of blue and light grey to give the feel of snow in the air. 

After ink is dry press a clear embossing ink pad on the upper portion of the sky. Lightly sprinkle on ultra thick white embossing powder for snowflakes and heat set.  The heat gun can blow away some of the powder so, keep the heat gun at a distance until the powder starts to melt.

Scene WIP

Use just the inside frame and cabin die of the Family Cabin Frame die and cut out of white 80lb card stock.  Keep the pieces for the side of the cabin and door.   Die cut the framed scene again but out of a red card stock. Fussy cut out the smoke and snowbank leaving the frame.

Mask off the chimney on the cabin. Use a blending tool to add a light grey color to the smoke. Make the pressure random as color is added so it give it depth. For the grey I used Morning Mist Versa Fine Clair ink.  

Take the cabin walls and blend on a brown ink. I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Do the same thing for the door but with red ink.  I used Fired Brick Distress Ink to match my red frame. I took a scrap piece of paper and lightly colored it with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. Then lightly pencil marked the outline of the house on the yellow colored paper.  Fussy cut the paper out and glued it behind the house.  Glue in the cabin walls and door pieces.

In the lower left corner of the snowbank write To: and From: with a red pen to match the door and frame.  I used NO. 6 Brown Marvy pen with the fine point.

Now for final assembly.  Glue the framed scene on the sky background paper and then glue the red frame over the white frame.  Add a piece of double sided tape to the back leaving the backing on the tape to peel off when ready to add to a gift.

Change up the color scheme to match your wrapping paper.  I used red that matched my wrapping paper.

Tag on present

Sara Signature

 

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10/08/2018

Mon 08

HALLOWEEN DELICATE WEB Stencil Background
by Anne Thompson

I often get so carried away with the newest products and techniques that I forget to go back and revisit some of the older ones.  When I was thinking about Halloween cards and trying to come up with background ideas, I remembered that I had a Memory Box stencil that might be the perfect thing:  HALLOWEEN DELICATE WEB 88610.  I also had a new-to-me ink I wanted to try out--VersaFine Clair Morning Mist, a soft grey that I hoped would be perfect on light gray linen-textured cardstock.  I found a package of Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools and got to work.

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I started with my ink blending tool off the stencil and worked in a circular motion onto it.  This helped to avoid distinct round marks on the web image.  As I worked I sponged a bit more ink along one edge.  You can see in the photo below that I was left with crisp light gray lines once I removed the stencil.

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I loved this!  I made a few more and then trimmed them to 5 1/4" x 4".  I mounted each one on black cardstock that I cut 5 3/8" X 4 1/8".  This gave me a 1/8" border of black all around the web.  I then attached each one to a standard A2 sized light gray notecard which left a 1/8" inch border of the notecard showing.

I used one of the web backgrounds and some favorite dies to make this a top-fold card.

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  • I cut the three little houses from black cardstock using HOUSE TRIO 99877 and added some light orange cardstock scraps behind the windows and doors.  Don't you love these wonky little houses! 
  • I tucked them behind a black cardstock double hill I made using the smallest of the CURVED STITCH HILLTOPS 99871
  • And then I popped on a PLUMP PUMPKIN 99521 cut from orange and lime green cardstocks edged with VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink.

Don't forget about your stencils!  They make great backgrounds for your stamped and die cut images.

Happy Crafting!  And enter your Halloween projects in our current monthly challenge here.

Anne Signature

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11/20/2017

Mon 20

Cabin Circle and Snowy Tree Circle Combinations
by Anne Thompson

Today's cards combine elements from two of the NEW dies:  SNOWY TREE CIRCLE 99887 and CABIN CIRCLE 99884 .  I've also used Memory Box papers that are available from Birch Press Design:  Pool Gingham , Pool Snow, and Cranberry Snow.  I used a large circle die from CIRCLE BASICS SET 30087 to cut out each of the other circles.  The sentiment is from the MERRY CHRISTMAS SENTIMENTS CLEAR STAMPS SET CL 5212.

Card One:

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steps to create this card

  • Using white cardstock, place the Cabin Circle die inside a large circle die and run it through your die cutting machine.  Save the white roof for this card and the other pieces for later.
  • Cut a circle from the Cranberry Snow paper and adhere it behind the Cabin Circle.
  • Make a little stack of red gingham paper, red cardstock, and woodgrain paper under the cabin part of the die and cut it out.  Save the two cabins and the red door for this card and any other usable pieces for later.
  • Take a small piece of yellowy gold cardstock and glue it behind the log cabin house to fill the windows.  Trim extra paper off.
  • Line up the red gingham house under the lit-windowed log cabin and adhere them together.  Snip off the brown chimney to expose the "brick" one.
  • Add the white roof and the red door.
  • Glue the cabin into the notched place in the snow.
  • Run the Snowy Tree Circle die four times through your machine, twice with white cardstock and twice with dark green cardstock.  Snip off the trees.  (You can save the rest of the Snowy Tree Circles for other projects--perhaps for use with polar bears or elves!)
  • Glue the green trees on top of the white ones exposing some of the white along the tops of the boughs to look like snow.  Then secure them to the scene.
  • Cut another piece of Cranberry Snow paper slightly smaller than your white notecard and adhere it to the front.  Add the completed Cabin Circle on top.
  • Stamp the "merry Christmas" sentiment inside.

Card Two

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Here's what's different:

  • Start with a white notecard and cover the front completely with Pool Gingham paper.
  • Die cut the Snowy Tree Circle from white cardstock nestled inside a slightly larger Circle Basics die.  Cut it again from dark green cardstock, snip off the tree and put it on top of the white one.
  • Cut a circle from the Pool Snow paper and adhere it behind the tree scene.
  • Make the cabin using the Cabin Circle die with brown paper and a scrap of yellow behind it for window lights.  Add a white roof and a door cut from the woodgrain paper.  Place the cabin in the scene nestled in the snow to the right of the tree.
  • Pop dot the Snowy Tree Circle onto the card front.
  • Stamp the "merry Christmas" sentiment using Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.

I'm pretty sure that you can think of lots more ways to use these two dies alone and together.  I'll use mine as Christmas cards.  But I can imagine changing up the background paper and notecard colors for each season and for many occasions.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 


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09/23/2017

Sat 23

Circle Web Collage, House Trio and Whimsy Cat by Jean Okimoto

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Whimsy Cat joins the new Circle Web Collage and House Trio on another fun card today. Whimsy Cat's a big favorite among the great dies in our Halloween 2017 Collection - and it's easy to see why!  

Hi and happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a bit of a change from my usual less-is-more theme.  Halloween is my annual "excuse"  to layer a whole of bunch of diecuts on a card - and add sequins too.  These pretty brushed gold beauties are from the new Birch Press collection of sequins.  These are from the Not So Heavy Metal set of brushed gold, bronzy-copper, tiny twinkly gold, star and heart sequins - and gold glitter.  It's a set for all seasons!

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Cut the largest Stitched Oval from dark kraft cardstock.  Cut it again with Woodland Oval.  

Cut Circle Web Collage from textured white cardstock.  Trim it to fit between the trees.

Cut Whimsy Cat from dark orange cardstock.  Attach Scor-Tape behind the eyes and nose and brush Martha Stewart Crafts Onyx Glitter onto the adhesive in the cutouts.

Attach adhesive label or sticker paper behind a scrap of newspaper.  I used the stocklists page of the Journal for the tiny print and neat columns.  Cut the houses and their trim details.  Assemble the houses - trim the roof section of the center house so it'll fit below the web.  I left the doors "open" - as though the spiders entered through the windows and everyone ran outside!

Attach the diecuts to a Licorice Notecard.  It's easier if you attach the oval first - just along the outer edges.  Tuck and attach the web and houses under the trees.  Attach Whimsy Cat with foam dots.  Add those pretty brushed gold sequins from Birch Press!

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Want a chance to win the Whimsy Cat die?  If you haven't already done so - comment on my  Blog Blitz post on September 20th before the deadline of 11:59 PM EST on September 24th for a chance to enter our random selection drawing.  Big thanks to everyone for all of their comments!

Comment on all of the Blog Blitz posts - from September 18th through the 22nd - for more chances to win a great prize from our Fall Collection.

Thanks for stopping by...

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10/28/2015

Wed 28

Swirling Ghosts, Jolly Jack O Lanterns and the Halloween Sideshow
by Jean Okimoto

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Cut Spidery Web Collage from vellum and stamp a few of the Halloween Sideshow spiders with Brilliance Graphite Black.  Yes, Brilliance inks dry on vellum!  Color the spiders' bodies with a black Sharpie.  Set it aside to dry while you create your treat packages.

Cut 2.75" x 8.5" strips of Key Lime, Mango and Licorice Distressed Dots.  Score them at 4" and 4.5" - then stamp the Key Lime and Mango  strips with Skywriting and VersaFine Onyx Black.  Stamp the spiders too - then color the bodies with a Sharpie.  Round the corners.

Diecut Swirling Ghosts from white cardstock and attach black cardstock scraps behind them for the eyes.  Cut the Wide Open Spaces cityscape from black cardstock.  Cut Jolly Jack O Lanterns from bright orange cardstock.

Pack Hershey snack-siz candies in little polybags (about 2" x 2-⅝").  Place the polybag over the folded tags and punch a ¼" hole at the top.  Place the bag between the layers of the tag and tie everything together with 3" wide strips of tulle.

Trim the vellum to fit around a battery-operated candle, with a ½" overlap.  Overlap and tape the ends together in the back.

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Thanks for stopping by...see you in the Sweet Thoughts class at the Tukwila Impress on October 31st.  We'll be making cake and sweet-themed cards for celebrations and everyday greetings.  The class is from 10:30-12:30 - you'll be home in plenty of time for Hallloween!

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09/24/2015

Thu 24

Who Let The Bats Out????
by Marnie Bushmole

Good Morning Crafty Die Cutters!  How is everyone today?  YUP you knew it was coming yet another Halloween card.  But really who can resist a silver cage full of bats with a shiny bow on top?  It was too much fun! Plus your going to have to own the die Who Let The Birds Out because everyone needs that one!  I couldn't help myself.  All of the papers including the card are by Memory Box all but the silver the cage is cut out of.   Purple, green and orange are perfect colors for this adorable card.

Hope you like it.  Thank you so much for visiting today!  Have a wonderful rest of your week.

 

08/04/2015

Tue 04

Spooky Haunted House

Good Morning!   After a month of Christmas I needed something completely different.  So here is a Spooky Little House.  Isn't it cute?  I love the new Old Haunted House 99204.  I created a background for it using Distress Ink.  The moon comes from the new Open Studio Over The Moon And Stars 30057.  All of the patterned paper are Memory Box Signature Patterns.

I've added little Stickles stars in the background for a little sparkle and shine.  I adore how it turned out. 

 

Hope your having an Amazing week!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

07/02/2015

Thu 02

Little Pink Houses

Good Morning,  how is everyone enjoying their summer?  We have had a slow start weather wise but  my kids are determined everyday to wear summer clothes even though it is only 69 degrees outside.   We are still having fun and doing most of our regular summer activities.  

 

Today I have a fun summer card using the Circle Forest Scene 30043 using pink for the little houses.  The sky in the background is just inked with torn paper and ink then the clouds.  To add the greeting I used  some of the Open Studio stamps Smile CL5152 and Hello CL5150.  I love how all of these Open Studio stamp sets work together to build phrases.   Tip:  To get solid ink coverage on your clear mount stamps rub them with a white eraser before using them.  You can see I should have been a bit more patient and rubbed just a little more on the N and the J in enjoy. 

Hope your having a great day and getting ready for a Wonderful Safe Holiday weekend!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the new  July Memory Box Challenge Here.

06/27/2015

Sat 27

Circle Forest Scene BBQ...

 

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You can plan a BBQ even if it's not your birthday though!  Pam here to celebrate birthdays and Summer with a fun scene card!

I cut a white piece of card-stock 4.25 in. x 11 in., scored and folded it for a top fold card base.  Top fold cards are the easiest to photograph and another photo tip, if you're using natural light, be sure to pull up the blinds!  Open blinds let in light but you'll be amazed how much better it is when you pull them all the way up and out of the way! Your camera will thank you! lol

oops!  Got off track there for a minute, back to the card!

I die cut the Circle Forest Scene parts from cold press watercolor paper.  Then I watercolored them, the grass/trees with Peerless and the grill, houses and clouds with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.

The little curvy fence is from the Wide Open Spaces Open Studio die set. I just trimmed off the bottom...perfect fit!  

 

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I wish I'd  used the Celebrate from this set because it's just enough larger. I didn't see it until I'd already stamped this one from poppystamps Into the Words set.  'It's your birthday' is from the same set. 

I die cut a circle frame to place over the top from the Shaker Circle Frames die set.

Well, I see I goofed.  The Grill has been discontinued!!!  I wouldn't have thought... so think bicycle or golf cart or even the new tractor die!  Sorry about that!

All that's left to do is layer everything up!  I use ATG, Tombow mono multi glue, thin and regular 3L/Scrapbook Adhesives mounting squares.

 

Happy Summer day to you!  Thanks for stopping by!  

 

 

09/11/2014

Thu 11

Haunted House - Night Sky Technique

 

 

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Good Morning!  How is everyone today? Happy Thursday!  Yesterday it was almost 80 and humid here and sometime overnight Fall hit, and we dropped into the 50's maybe even 40's overnight.  So I guess Fall has arrived?  I'm happy about this and sad at the same time.  Is that possible?  So in honor of all the things I love about fall I have created a cute cute Halloween card for today using the Village House -98594 the Ghost Trio - 98376 and the Cloud Cover Stencil - 88558

For this card I created a background on white using Green, Purple and Black Distress Inks.  Then I layed my stencil over the top and spritzed water a couple of times over the stencil.  The water will take color out only where the clouds are.  This is a super fun technique to do with any Stencil and everyone will be asking you how you acheived that cool effect.  Why not try a new technique today?

Did everyone see the AMAZING card Deborah created yesterday?  Be sure to check it out below and check back tomorrow for more amazing ideas.

Have a Most Wonderful Day.