247 posts categorized "Valentines"

01/09/2023

Mon 09

Using Your Dies as Stamps
by Anne Thompson

I decided to make a technique post after watching this YouTube video recently where Jennifer McGuire demonstrated how to make stamps from dies using craft foam.  So this post today is about how you might try that technique with your Memory Box dies.  Unfortunately I haven't been able to download any of the many photos I took to accompany this post.  So...you are going to have to use your imagination along with what I've written below.  And then I would suggest that you watch Jennifer's video for a more detailed demonstration and stamping tips.

  • I bought Sticky Back Foam Sheets in a package of five at the local Dollar General store for $1. 
  • I used the white craft foam sheet for the two samples I made for this post. 
  • I chose the BLISSFUL HEART HOT FOIL PLATE MBF014 first, mostly because I don't have the materials to do hot foiling and I'd been trying to find another way to use that die. 
  • The other die I chose was the PINPOINT BURST HEART 94639
  • I die cut both of them from the white foam craft sheet, one at a time, using the same set-up in my Big Shot as I would for die cutting card stock. 
  • I then inked up each new foam stamp with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red ink.  I found that using a stylus or or other pointy tool to hold the stamp in place while I inked it up kept my fingers from getting too inky.  After flipping each stamp over onto a white notecard, I used a piece of scrap paper over the back as I applied even pressure to the stamp to transfer the ink and that scrap paper caught whatever ink was still on my fingers. 
  • Because the craft foam has a sticky backing, using a Misti tool would also make the inking up and stamping much easier and would allow for multiple layers of ink for better coverage.

With the Blissful Heart Hot Foil Plate the raised images on the die are recessed on the stamp so those parts allow the white of the notecard to come through inside the red heart.  (That is the opposite effect of what happens when you use foil--the raised parts become the foiled images.)  With the Pinpoint Burst Heart, the little dots are white against the red heart.

What a great technique for expanding the use of the dies in my craft room!  Who knew that you could make stamps from your dies this way and very inexpensively.  I can't wait to try this technique with a variety of Memory Box dies.

Happy Crafting!

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01/08/2023

Sun 08

Chocolate Valentine
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a CAS (clean and simple) and fun non-traditional chocolate bar Valentine’s card to share today.  I was going to make a card with a heart box of chocolates, but Jean beat me to it. 😂

Started by embossing brown cardstock with the Geometric Crystal 3D embossing folder (EF) for the chocolate.   Applied the same color brown dye ink with a foam blending tool to it for dimension.  Trimmed a piece of silver paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad next and tore it to create the silver foil wrapping.

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The outer chocolate bar wrapper was created from Twilight Purple paper.  Decorated it by ink blending Shaded Lilac distress ink (DI) over the edge of a piece of acetate for the rays.  The sentiment was die cut from white cardstock usimg the new Love You Gallery Script die.  Modified the “L” to get the “I”.  Assembled onto a white woodgrain panel to finish. 

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Easy-peasy and fun, right?  That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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01/06/2023

Fri 06

Bear Hugs for You by Jean Okimoto

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The Layered Polar Bear - from our Christmas release - makes a great addition to Valentine cards too.  Cut this very popular guy from soft white felt and

Open Studio Watercolor Paper for plush texture and contrasting shades of white.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with my favorite design from our holiday release.  Pair the friendly bear with the Woodgrain Tree Trunk and imagine "xoxo" carved into the trunk with Poppystamps' Poetic Lowercase Alphabet.

Prep white wool-blend felt by attaching it to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to stabilize it and prevent adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the large bear background.  Color the eartips with a pink marker.  Let it dry for a few minutes - then blot it to be sure it's really dry.

Cut the other bear sections from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Attach a scrap of Black Glossy Cardstock behind his face.  The glossy finish makes a big difference  - his eyes look brighter.  Assemble the bear - use foamtape behind the top layers of the paws and leave a section on the left unattached to insert the hugs heart

 

Cut a bright red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection with the smallest

Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out.  

Cut "xoxo" and "hugs"  - from the Poppystamps Poetic Lowercase Alphabet - from dark brown cardstock.  Attach the letters to the heart.

Cut Woodgrain Tree Trunk from medium-brown cardstock.

Prep bright red felt with adhesive label paper or a stick sheet and cut 3 of the Layered Birds.  Cut the coordinating smaller top layers from the Berry Red 6x6.

 

 

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Attach the diecuts to a light kraft slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add the amber-colored Autumn Fairy Crystals.  

Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Add a greeting - the new For You Posh Script - cut from light kraft cardstock and the bright red Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut 2 background layers from the kraft cardstock and pressure-emboss 1 using the rubber mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Pressure-embossing creates a debossed area to easily attach the detailed top layer.  Attach the other kraft background behind the greeting for extra dimension.

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Construct a brown bear with brown felt and cardstock if they're more common in your neighborhood - like they are here.   He's also great for baby and kid cards too - and birthdays, holding a balloon or cupcake!    Add a scarf for extra color on winter cards.

Thanks for visiting - keep warm, be safe and have a great weekend!

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01/04/2023

Wed 04

Love You Coffee
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. The new release of dies has a coffee/tea die that works well for Valentines Day, but honestly, I can see myself using it year-round. Nothing is quite as comforting as a warm and cozy drink, and it is a great way to let someone know you are thinking of them.

To make the card, I made used 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" kraft cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine. I cut out the heart using mirror paper and then attached it to the kraft background so that the lines matched up.

For the rest of the card, I cut out the cup base and heart using patterned paper and then layered the same patterned paper onto the "love" and "you." I wanted just a touch of bling, so I cut out the hearts for the words using red glitter paper. The nice thing about Memory Box glitter paper is that it doesn't come off your card and go everywhere.

Here is a close up:

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The cardstock base is a standard slime line card, which measures 3 1/2" x 8 1/2." The large red heart hangs over the edge a bit, but the card still fits in a standard business envelope. I refuse to pay extra postage!

Have a fantastic day,

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01/03/2023

Tue 03

LOVE YOU more than chocolate by Jean Okimoto

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Happy 2023! Here's to a fresh new year - and new designs to greet, celebrate, thank and remember special occasions and everyday moments.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an improvised Valentine candy box idea - and timesaving shortcuts for special greetings.

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Here's the rest of the greeting - using Poppystamps' versatile Poetic Lowercase Alphabet.  Let's do the card front first...

Cut the Christmas Jolly red/black/gold plaid with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Die.  We're using just the simple inner heart - the stitching details create a separate outline.  Cut a dark red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection too.

Cut two of the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers from the bright red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Tape the slim strips perpendicular to each other and trim the ends with the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Die.  Cut the Poppystamps Grosgrain Bow from the red mirror cardstock too.  

Stack the heart diecuts with the bottom layer offset to the right to resemble a heart-shaped candy box.  Attach the red strips and grosgrain bow. 

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Cut light kraft cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Love You Gallery Script background.  Attach narrow strips of doublestick tape behind the greetings cutout. Three narrow strips vs. a solid block of tape provides some wiggle-room to adjust the delicate word outline and letters.

Cut the detailed Love You Gallery Script from light Kraft cardstock - save the inner letters for another project.  Cut it again from a bright red Berry Red 6x6 - save the outline for another project.

Attach the light Kraft outlines to the taped background, then add the red letters and hearts.  It's quick and easy with doublestick tape!

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Attach the diecuts to a light Kraft slimline card - use foamtape to attach the heart candy box.  Add red Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle to cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Here's an easy way to diecut and attach the "more than chocolate" greeting.  Cut the entire set of Poppystamps Poetic Lower Case Alphabets from the same dark red cardstock used for the base of the heart candy box.  You'll have all of the letters you need - and many more for other greetings.

Attach Scor-Tape to light Kraft Cardstock and cut the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle.  Attach the letters to the Scor-Tape covered strip - save the tapeliner and use it to press the letters firmly onto the strip.  Spoon detail clear embossing powder over the strip, to cover the remaining exposed tape.  Tap the excess powder off.   Heat-emboss it.  The letters will be straight, even and securely attached.  Glue the greeting strip inside the card.

A lot of details and techniques here - hope you like the card!  Thanks for visiting...see you again on Friday!

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01/02/2023

Mon 02

Snowy Forest and Hearts Card
by Anne Thompson

I need some quick and easy valentine card designs for the senior center card-making session later this month.  I have only 90 minutes with a group of six to eight participants to make at least four or five cards.  For the first card I decided on plaid paper using heart dies mixed with shiny mirror card and a favorite embossing folder.

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  • I began by covering the front of a white notecard with one of the red plaids from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019.
  • I took a second sheet of the same plaid pattern and placed three of the SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94364 dies nested inside each other and ran them through my die cutting machine.

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  • I chose a silver mirror paper from the VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002 and one of my favorite Memory Box embossing folders--SNOWY FOREST EF1010.

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  • I trimmed the embossed piece to 5 1/4 X 4 and added it to the card front using Scor-Tape.
  • I tried several combinations of the die cut hearts against the silver embossed piece before settling on the one outline heart added with tape to the embossed image and its center solid heart added with a round foam dimensional dot offset to the bottom right of the first heart.

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Embossing folders are a great way to add texture and dimension to a card.  Check out these in the Memory Box catalog.  In addition to SNOWY FOREST EF1010, HEART BOUQUET EF1006 and many of the others would make great backgrounds for valentines.  There are many new products in the 2023 Valentines Collection here as well that can be combined with other products from previous releases that you may already have.  And there are always the idea books and samples with the catalog entries as well as our blog posts for additional inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

12/27/2022

Tue 27

Bold, Bright Valentine Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Bold, bright cards for guys can be challenging.  The right Memory Box dies and papers make it easier than ever for Valentine's Day '23.  Hi, Jean Okimoto combining the new Memory Box Heart Ring Stack and the new Poppystamps Vintage Scalloped Heart set.  I love buying Poppystamps and Birch Press Design products to use for my class kits.

Cut white cardstock with the 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Heart Ring Stack.

Cut the red, black and gold-lined Christmas Jolly  plaid with the next-largest rectangle die.  The die is longer than the 6x6 plaid - but diecutting the plaid is easier than measuring and cutting it with a paper trimmer.  Why measure and handcut (and hope it's straight!) when it's faster to diecut?
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Cut the lined heart from the Poppystamps Vintage Scalloped Heart set from the bright red Rainbow Reflections 6x6. The scalloped die cuts a separate heart - it's a great set!  Cut the 5th heart of the Heart Ring Stack from the beautiful shimmery red 6x6 too.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - offset the Heart Ring Stack so bits of the plaid background create a dimensional look. Use foamtape for the large heart.

Prep white cardstock by brushing it with anti-static powder to eliminate stray specks of gold embossing powder.  Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps - with VersaMark. Emboss it - heat the back of the cardstock for a few seconds, then finish it from the top to prevent scorching.  Attach the greeting.

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Add the light gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  As always, cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our design blog throughout the year!  Hope we've inspired and encouraged you to create unique cards to greet, celebrate, and remember the special people in your life.  

Special thanks too - to Dave and Monica Brethauer and everyone at Memory Box for the great designs that make it all possible.

And thanks to Ann, Shari and Roxanne and everyone who ordered my card kits from them.  And thanks for folllowing on Instagram - I appreciate your support and comments.

See you next year...

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12/26/2022

Mon 26

Luxe Peony Pinpoint Burst Heart Thank You Notes
by Anne Thompson

'Tis the season for writing a stack of thank you notes.  I chose a simple composition featuring a Luxe peony on a Pinpoint Burst Heart for the first few I need.  Here are two of them.

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  • I started with a white notecard and a green plaid from SPRING PLAID PP1012 cut 5 1/4 X 4.
  • I added the PINPOINT BURST HEART 94639 cut with gold mirror card from VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002, secured with Scor-Tape.

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  • My next step was to choose two sheets of red plaid paper from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019 for the LUXE PEONY 94714 and the THANK YOU POSH SCRIPT 94529.  I cut the peony several times from both sides of the plaid paper so I could mix the two papers.  I cut the background for the Thank You from the scraps left of the darker red plaid and the more detailed lettering from the lighter paper scraps.  I assembled the flowers with Glue Dots (and have tucked away a couple more for cards I'll make later) and I put the sentiments together with a Glue Pen.

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  • I wanted larger leaves than came with the peony so chose the larger set of leaves from the EXQUISITE LEAF SET 94664 and cut them from a darker green cardstock from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003.

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  • For the final assembly, I added the leaf sprig with Glue Dots under a couple of the leaves and added the single leaf with another Glue Dot off to the bottom left corner.
  • I used a large circular dimensional foam dot behind the center of the peony to add it to the heart.
  • I used a Glue Pen to add the sentiment in the lower right.

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This design would also work for a valentine, a wedding card, a birthday, or any other number of occasions.  And the color combinations are endless!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

12/20/2022

Tue 20

Blissful Heart Hot Foil Plate - Positive & Negative
by Angie Cimbalo



Hello, it's Angie here today with 2 fun cards for Valentine's Day using hot foiling!  It's quite early to be working on these but I need to work ahead as February is one of my busiest months helping out at school music programs!  

 
For the first card I used the new "Blissful Heart" hot foil plate just released this year with some gold foil on light pink glitter paper from the "Pastel Glitter" paper pad.  I love the way it turned out, and the fun part was being able to use the negative left over piece on my second card that you will see below.

For this first card I also cut the foiled heart with the "Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out" (94359) largest die in the set.  I added the heart to the white card base and then added the sentiment "Sending Love Daily Script" 94661.  I used gold mirror cardsoick from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad" (FP1003) for the outline on top of white card stock.  Here's a real close up look at the heart details: 


 
I really love how this card turned out, it's clean and simple but has lots of intricate detail on the heart.
Here's one last look:

 
Now let's look at what I did with the left over "negative" piece of hot foil I had:

 
The leftover piece was so pretty, I decided to use it in a 2nd card by attaching it to a piece of vellum, then covering it with the leftover glitter card panel that I'd cut the pink heart from.  Below you can see I turned the thin piece of leftover hot foil over, and added double sided adhesive to it so I could stick the vellum to it.  This way when you look through the gold foil openings, you will see a soft glow of the vellum.
 
It looks horribly messy but the messy parts will be covered by the large light pink glitter panel.


 
Now below you can see I turned it over and the adhesive I'd added stuck right down on the vellum square I'd cut.  Again it looks really bad, you can even see a strip of missing gold where a piece of double sided tape with a mind of it's own, stuck to my finger and ripped all the gold off!  It doesn't matter as long as the heart portion looks good, because you will cover all the ugly part with the glitter panel.




So now, I added the glitter panel (with the heart opening - I used that heart for the first card!) As you can see, all the ugly parts are hidden and all you see is that beautiful design of gold and vellum inside the heart opening!  It is all placed on a white card base.



I used the same sentiment die, gold on top of white card and put it right on the heart.  Here's one last look at my second card:

 
I love it when you can make two cards like this by using the leftovers from one card!  I hope you will take a look at all the wonderful Valentine's Day products available from Memory Box HERE!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 

 

 
 


 

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12/17/2022

Sat 17

Love You Blissful Heart
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  Today I am stretching the new Blissful Heart hot foil plate from the 2023 Valentine’s release to create a monochromatic Valentine’s/love card. 

Started by die cutting with the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart die from an A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) Berry Red paper panel.  Took that heart cutout and spritz each side twice with water before dry embossing it with the Blissful Heart hot foil plate through my die cutting machine following the machine’s recommendation.

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Hot foil plates are thicker than regular craft dies, so when dry embossed, it gives a deeper impression.  Next, ink blended Lumberjack Plaid distress ink to the raised areas to help the images show better.  Also added ink to the outside of the A2 panel.  Adhered the A2 panel onto a white card base to inlay the embossed heart back.  But due to the heart shrinking a bit from being dry embossed, another red heart was die cut out and inlaid into the space first.  Mounted the embossed heart on top.

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The Love You Posh Script sentiment was then die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  For some shine and even more dimension, covered it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a total of three times.  Added red Bright Jewels for a bit of sparkle to finish.

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This turned out differently (a lot redder) than what I pictured in my head. 😂   Oh well… that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day. 

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