42 posts categorized "Snowfall"


Sat 13

Whale of a Smile
by Sherry Hester

Welcome everyone to day six of our blog blitz! I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the inspiration this week. There are so many possibilities with the new Memory Box “Whale Hello There” set and matching dies. Another super die is the Sheer Circle Trimming die ... a thin but mighty die ... which is also used on this easy-peasy card. The ocean’s the limit with these stamps and dies from the fun and fabulous new release!!

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I started with a 5” x 3.75” piece of white card stock, and ran the Sheer Circle Trimming die twice through my die cutting machine, one right above the other, starting approximately two-thirds of the way down on the piece. To give it an “oceany” feel, I sponged Faded Jeans Distress Ink over the die cut area. The waviness of this die provided a perfect background for the focal point.

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I next stamped and die cut the whale and one of the fish from the Whale Hello There sets. I sponged a light gray color onto the whale’s body, adding a little pink for his cheek. The smaller fish was sponged with Dried Marigold with a little pink for the cheek as well.

I mounted the whale and the fish onto the white card stock with foam tape. I stamped and die cut the heart and sponged it in with Worn Lipstick. This was mounted just above the whale’s spout with foam tape. I then stamped the bubbles and filled them in with Faded Jeans. I added some clear glitter to the heart and the bubbles for a little sparkle.

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This assembled piece was then mounted with foam tape to a white A2 card base, as shown.

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If you would like a chance to win the Sheer Circle Trimming die … one of my favorites from the new release, by the way … please leave a comment on this post! You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, May 14th, to comment on this and all of the posts. The winning comment will be chosen at random … it just might be you!

Have a wonderful weekend!




Sat 10

Snowflake Ring
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday friends! It is supposed to snow again this weekend so I decided to celebrate that with a snow filled card. Let's get started!


I started with the snowflake stencil to create the background of my card using a blue ink on white paper. I then die cut a circle in a coordinating blue paper and placed it on the card. The Snowflake Ring die was cut with white paper and then glued to the circle.


The Brushstroke Peace die was used to cut out the silver glitter peace. To finish it all off I added in some clear gems.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend filled with real snow or the fun kind you can make with paper!



Mon 28

Clean and Simple Christmas
by Lindsay

Hello, friends!

I hope you are having a great start to your week! I can hardly believe Thanksgiving has come and gone already, and that Christmas is only weeks away!  I am slowly winding down my Holiday card making, and just beginning to send them all out, but there are still a few that I have left to share with you! 


Using the Fancy Merry Christmas Channel die from the Holiday 2016 collection, that I hadn't had a chance to use yet, I die cut it from white card stock. I then cut it again, using red and light green card stocks, trimming out each letter, and adhering them over the original die cut words.   


Using several snowflake stamps from the Snowglobe Wishes stamp set, I stamped a random pattern across the front of the panel using Versamark ink. This clear, sticky ink will make the glitter embossing powder stick, so that I can melt it with my heat tool. What I get is a sparkly cascade of snowflakes! 


Once my snowflakes were embossed, and the letters adhered, I used a glitter brush marker, and added the shine to the colored letters. I then adhered the panel to a white card base using generous amounts of foam tape. Super clean and simple, with minimal supplies! That's how I like to make them! How about you? Where are you, in terms of Holiday cards? Do you have them done, and sent, or are you still working on them?

Have a great week, and thanks, for stopping by! 



Thu 17

Snowy Pines
by Lindsay


I am so happy you've stopped by today! I have a winter themed card to share with you, using the lovely Fresh Pine Landscape die. As the temperature drops here in Northeastern Ohio, I am mentally preparing myself for the snow, even if it is cardmaking with a snow theme! 


I began with a white card base, and sponged on blue ink, using a foam blending tool. Using white acrylic paint, I added some water to it, and flicked a little bit onto the card front. I then allowed that to dry, and white it did, I worked on my snowy tree hill.


I die cut the piece from water color card stock, and applied the paint using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Working in layers, I added more color on the left side of the trees, and some gray shadows underneath them. Once I was happy with the color and saturation, I allowed it to dry, and die cut three more from regular card stock. I stacked them together using liquid glue, and adhered the piece to my card base. 


I stamped a sentiment from the Snowglobe Wishes stamp set, and adhered a few sequins to finish the card. Do you have this die, and how have you used it? I would love to know! 

Thanks so much for visiting today! 



Wed 26

by Lindsay

Hello fellow paper crafters! 

Today, I wanted to share a very clean and simple card for the holiday season. This card is so easy to mass produce, and doesn't take much time! Allow me to explain what I did.


I began with the Wintertime Joy die, and die cut it from the front of my card base. I left the die in place, only removing the word, Joy, and replacing it with the same word, cut from red card stock.


I added a generous amount of glitter to the red word with a Wink of Stella brush pen. On the backside of the die cut, I adhered a piece of printer paper, so it would hold the die cut in place.


That is it! Super simple, with just one die. I hope this gives you yet another idea on what to make for your holiday cards. Sometimes all you need is one die! 

Have a great day!




Fri 14

Winter Peace
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello Crafty Friends,

  Imagine yourself in a snowy forest and you come upon this view...I would stay a while, wouldn't you?  

With the latest Memory Box holiday dies this card comes together rather easily.  Here are the steps...

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  • Create the snowflake backgrounds on both blue background panels by spreading texture paste over the snowflake stencil, set aside to dry (only takes 5 minutes or so).  When dry, die cut the dark blue snowflake panel using the circle die which is closest in size to the forest die.
  • Die cut the tree branch circle die from silver glitter paper using the snowflake panel opening as a guide for placement.  
  • Die cut the deer family circle die from white paper, again using the snowflake panel opening as a guide.
  • Attach light blue snowflake panel behind the deer family layer.
  • Adhere all layers together aligning openings.  Trim any uneven edges with paper trimmer and attach all layers to a top fold note card.
  • Die cut the peace die three times (from fun foam, silver glitter paper and white paper).
  • Adhere the glitter Peace die cut to the fun foam material then adhere white layer onto glitter layer (offset slightly to show the glitter layer).
  • Adhere Peace stack onto snowflake panel.  

There are several steps but they're all easy-peasy and worth it.  


This card could have easily been made into a shaker card by adding an acetate window and fun foam for the spacing along with a pretty glitter-sequin-bead mix for the shaking materials.  Next time!  Be sure to check out the other circle die cuts from the new collection...besides the Tree Branch and Deer Family designs there is a Pine Branch and Countryside circle too!  

Thanks for stopping by today, Hope you found some inspiration to create cards this weekend! 

Wintery J Griffiths


 Happy Friday!



Wed 12

by Lindsay


Today I have a colorful snowy card to share with you using some fabulous dies from the 2016 Holiday release! My mind doesn't want to embrace the snow right now, but on a card? I think I might be able to handle it. Let's see what I did, shall we?


I first die cut the Frostyville Snowburst die twice, with white card stock. I set that aside, and worked on inking my card base with shades of yellow, orange, and pink. 

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I then did a bit of trimming, and adhered both die cuts to the top, and bottom portion of the card. I then took a bit of sparkle embossing powder, and some Versamark ink (a clear sticky ink) and made my own sparkly paper. From that, I die cut snowflakes from the Snowdrift Breeze die, as well as the word Peace from the Peace Love and Joy Tiles die. 


I also ran the Peace die through with foam, and adhered the glittered letters to them. I then popped them out, and adhered the words to the card front.



Running the die through fun foam is a really easy way to get dimension without having to stack individual tiny letters with liquid glue! I hope you give it a try on your next project. 


Thanks so much for sticking with me today! I hope you were inspired, and get a chance to create something you love!




Tue 20

Love and Laughter
by Lindsay


I have a frosty, fun card to share with you today, that features an adorable stamp set designed by Memory Box for Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember celebration! The set is called Love and Laughter, and the images are absolutely adorable. The possibilities are endless with what you can create using it! I made a snowy scene for this card, let's take a closer look.


I began with a white card stock panel, and masked off the top area while I brought in blue ink for the ice. I then removed the mask, stamped the adorable rabbit, and his sled, and inked the top portion of the panel, creating a sunset sky. 


I allowed the inked panel to completely dry, before stamping, and embossing the snowflakes. On a separate piece of card stock, I stamped, and masked a stack of gifts, and colored them with Copic Markers, and a Wink of Stella Gold Glitter pen. I trimmed them out, and adhered them to the colored wagon with foam adhesive. Once the rabbit was colored, I stamped the sentiment, which continues to the inside, and popped the panel up onto a white card base. 


I also added a stack of envelopes in the rabbit's hands, and sprinkled "snow" around the sky with a white gel pen. 

I hope you were inspired, and grab a set for yourself! Thank you so much for joining me today!

6a00d83454a17469e201b7c89339e3970b-640wiThe stamp set is only available through Simon Says Stamp, but if you leave a comment to this post saying what you like about this stamp set, you will have a chance to win the brand new Memory Box Quiet Cabin Landscape die.   You have until Sunday, September 25 at 11:00pm EST to leave your comment.  The winner be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, September 26.  Good luck!




Wed 03

Warm Wishes
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Wednesday! I don't know about you, but it is super hot at my house right now. I decided to think cold thoughts and make a winter card filled with snowflakes today. Let's get started!


To create the background, I used the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil and some blue ink for the first layer. I lifted the stencil off of the paper and flipped it around and sprayed the paper with a clear glimmer mist to create a layer of sparkle snowflakes.


When I die cut the Warm Wishes Border I did it twice. First facing the right direction and then I turned the die so the words were upside down to cut the bottom portion of the paper. I trimmed off the words on the bottom so that only the curve and the dots remained.  I tied some silver ribbon around the die cut, and then used foam tape to glue it to the card.

For my final touch, I used the Loop Snowflake Trio and die cut them in silver glitter paper and added them to the card. Thanks for stopping by the blog today, have a wonderful week!




Fri 29

Christmas Botanicals Two Ways
by Lindsay


I am so glad you stopped by today! I have two cards to share with you today, using the fabulous Christmas Botanicals stamp and die sets! If you are familiar with what I create, you will know that I adore, and I do mean adore, florals of all kinds. When I saw this stamp set, I was extremely excited! It is so lovely, and die cuts to match too! Let me show you what I did!


This card took on a life of it's own, I tell ya! I started out with a panel of water color paper, and stamped the wreath image all over it. I then added some details to the open areas, and water colored in the background with blue pigment. Once it dried, I colored in the flowers, and leaves.


When the panel was completely dry, I used the wreath die, and cut out the center image, along with three die cuts from black card stock. I then layered them up, and reinserted it back in the area. I used a piece of vellum to secure it to the panel.

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I took a beautiful script sentiment from the set, and white heat embossed it onto a piece of black card stock, and adhered it to the front. 

For this next card, I went very simple! I used simple stamping onto colored card stocks, along with the coordinating dies.

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I started with the Scattered Flakes Stencil, and added blue ink to the background of my white card base. I then took fuchsia and dark green card stock, stamped the coordinating image in Versamark ink, and white heat embossed them. 

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After die cutting all of the images, I stamped my greeting, and clustered my flowers, and leaves around it. I finished it with a few black pearls in the flowers centers.

I hope you were inspired today, and gathered a few more ideas on what to do with this gorgeous floral set. Have a great day!