901 posts categorized "Stamps"

05/12/2022

Thu 12

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I was so excited when I saw the foil plates and dies in the 2022 May release!

To make the card, I used the Sunburst Hot Foil Plate to add gold foil to white cardstock using a foiling machine.  Next, I used a blender brush to apply Distress Oxide inks to my foiled cardstock.  Because the foil is like a letterpress design that is debossed into the paper, the ink doesn't cover the foil. 

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I trimmed the cardstock and adhered it to a black cardstock mat, which I then glued to a white card base.

Using black cardstock, I die cut the Graceful Poppy Stems and the Sweet Poppy Stem and glued those to the card front. 

Next, I die cut the shadow from the Hello Daily Script die from white cardstock, and the word hello from black cardstock.  I glued the black hello word die to the shadow and adhered it to the card.

On a strip of black cardstock I white heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it to the card.

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To finish the card, I added some yellow sequins for some dimension.  

And that's it for today! Have a great day!

Donnasignature

05/05/2022

Thu 05

Happy Thoughts
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features a great way to use those leftover scraps of paper we all have.

I started by die cutting the Jumbled Line Collage die from a piece of white cardstock.  Next, I trimmed it down to a mini slimline card size and cut strips of paper to weave in between the lines.

I mounted this to a kraft cardstock panel and then glued it to a white card base.

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The flower was die cut 3 times from white cardstock, and glued together to give it more dimension.  I used foam tape to adhere it in place on the card.

Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on another strip of scrap paper.  Using foam tape I adhered it to the card front.

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That's it for today!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

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04/30/2022

Sat 30

Such a Good Friend
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this plaid mini slimline card for a dear friend. I used a lot of different products today to create this card.

First of all I used the "Nested Globes" die set - 94532 to do some partial die-cutting. I ran card stock through my die cutting machine with the bottom cutting line of the globe hanging off the edge of the cutting plates so it wouldn't cut through the paper. Then I measured how long I wanted the oval panel to be to fit on my card front, and turned the die around the other way, again with the bottom flat side cutting line hanging off the edge of my cutting plates. This created my pretty oval shape for the focal point of my card and sentiment placement.

The leaves were actually made with the Pinpoint Leaf Plate 94381. I took white card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the pinpoint die, then added Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon ink direct from the pad on to the paper. That left little tiny white dots where all the pinpoints were. Next, I fussy cut out a few of the leaves and added them around the edges of my oval panel. I also cut a black mat in the same globe shape to help offset the white from the plaid a little better.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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The paper for the main background on the card came from the Madris Blue and Purple Plaid paper pad PP1014. I used the Layered Star Flower dies 94612, to cut my flower from peach, pink and orange Vintage Pastel Mirror Card Stock FP1002, and added a Pastel Jewels to the center of the flower and scattered on the front of the card.

The sentiment is from the Friends and Family stamp set CL5276, stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

Here's one last look at my card:


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I hope you like my card for today, I had a lot of fun creating it! Be sure to come back to the Memory Box blog often to see the wonderful creations from our amazing design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

AngiesignatureNEW

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04/22/2022

Fri 22

Recycled Background Earth Day Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Let's build a background of recycled scraps and create a card to celebrate Earth Day.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here using Lush Green Collection scraps from my stash to fill the Jumbled Line Collage.  It made just a teeny tiny dent in my big stack of scraps - but I feel so resourceful and earth-friendly.  

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Attach a strip of doublestick tape to printer paper.  Cut assorted 3/4" strips of the Lush Green Collection 6x6's.  Attach them to the paper - we're using paper so it won't be too bulky.

Cut white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage.  Lay the collage over the strips before adding any adhesive.  Trim the edges of the paper to fit behind the collage, then attach it behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a slimline card (3-5/8" x 8-1/2").

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Cut different shades of yellow 6x6's from the Sunny Orange Collection with the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral and Layered Fresh Flowers dies.  Assemble the flowers -  mix and match the blossoms and the centers. Use a center from the Layered Fresh Flowers set for the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral.

Cut the solid leaves - from the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral set - from a sheet Lush Green sheet.  Press a scrap of the same green onto a VersaMark inkpad.  Heat-emboss the inked area with detail clear powder.  Cut the detailed leaves from the embossed cardstock.  They'll be slightly darker and glossy to contrast with the solid background leaves.

Stamp the greeting from the Signature Greetings Clear Stamps and Dies Set on a yellow 6x6 with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim one end with the second-smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die - then just cut the other end with a paper trimmer.

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Assemble the card - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add yellow Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the jewels and card front for mailing.

The coordinated colors of the Memory Box 6x6 Collections save time and simplify cardmaking with a 108 choices.  They match our 6x6 prints and plaids, glitter, foil and mirror cardstock too.  

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Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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04/19/2022

Tue 19

Ruffled Blooms and Exquisite Leaf Set by Jean Okimoto

 

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Send a fresh garden greeting with Ruffled Blooms and Exquisite Leaf Set layered over a trellis-y frame from Poppystamps.  Hi, Jean Okimoto  here with a spring design that's easy and versatile - just pick your favorite shades from our 6x6 Collections of 108 coordinating colors.

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Cut Ruffled Blooms from different colors in the Vibrant Violet Collection.  I wasn't sure which blossoms and colors I'd use - so I cut all 4 designs, then saved the extras for another day.  Attach the oval centers to the 3 largest flowers.  Color all of the centers using a small dauber or cotton swab and Sunflower Yellow Brilliance.  The resulting color varies when Sunflower Yellow is layered over the different shades of cardstock.

Cut the Exquisite Leaf Set pieces from the Lush Green Collection.

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¾" Square Basics die.  Adding a matching solid background helps the flowers stand out more.

Cut the Poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame from white cardstock.  This versatile A2-sized die looks great layered over a contrasting card too.  I chose a larger card to add a greeting.

Stamp the greeting - from the Open  Studio Friends and Family Clear Stamp Set - on a Lush Green sheet with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then cut the greeting block with a 1-¼" Square Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add the purplish Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you on Friday!

 

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04/12/2022

Tue 12

Spring Greetings Window Card by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate spring with a Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch window card and a soft felt Gentle Bunny. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a favorite bunny and the new Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch set. Guessing that your Easter cards are already signed, sealed and sent - here's a spring greeting just to say hello or let someone know you're thinking about them.

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Cut a window in a side-folded white A2 card with the 2-¾" Circle Basics die.

Cut the Paisley Bloom arches from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Attach it to the window to create a wreath. There will be gap near the bottom right section.  Gentle Bunny will cover it!

Cut the flowers - from the Paisley Bloom Arch Set - from 3 sheets in the Berry Red Collection.  Save the extra blossoms for another project.  Attach the flowers to the wreath.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to cream felt and cut Gentle Bunny. Cut another tail pouf and stack them for dimension.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Cut another bunny from white cardstock.  Attach the felt bunny to the front of the card - then attach the white cardstock bunny from inside the card for dimension and support. 

Add pink and green Pastel Fairy Jewels.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut the greeting with the 1" Circle Basics die.  Cut another circle from a pink 6x6 and attach it for dimension and contrast.

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Use the Basics die sets - Circle Basics, Square Basics or Rectangle Basics to create window and frame cards for any occasion.  Place a greeting in the window and let it multitask as a design element and to convey your message on the inside.  

Thanks for visiting -  see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

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04/08/2022

Fri 08

Love Blooms by Jean Okimoto

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Let your Memory Box supplies do the work for you by creating a backdrop for layered roses from Birch Press Design.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, taking advantage of the Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape's design and colors on slimline card.

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Cut the Birch Press Design Rose Bunch Contour Layers from 3 colors of the Berry Red 6x6 Collection - a light, medium and dark.  Assemble the roses - the bottom layers have light outlines to serve as guides for adhering the top layers.  Or be creative and just attach the layers wherever you wish - no rules here, it's not paint-by-number. 

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Here's a tip I've shared before, it's just a friendly reminder.  If you're not sure which size you should diecut for a background or layering strip - cut the larger size. If necessary, just re-cut it to a smaller size instead of starting over again.

Attach Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape to white cardstock and cut it with the 1-⅞" x 6-⅞" Slim Rectangle Basics Layer die.

Stamp the greeting - from the Friends and Family Clear Stamps Set - on a light green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut the top edge with the short side of the 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" Slim Rectangle Basics Layer die, then trim the bottom. That's easier than using a paper trimmer and cutting (and re-cutting!) the sides until you have an even block.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card - 3-½" x 8-½".  Add the lime green Bright Jewels.

Designs from Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs are a great combination for any project or  occasion.  I love how they work together and use them often for my card kits.

 Thanks again to everyone who ordered my Cards by Color kit! It sold quickly, and I've added more kits.  

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Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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04/07/2022

Thu 07

Happy Easter
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a quick and easy Easter card for you!

I began by ink blending a white cardstock panel with Distress Oxide Inks.  The colors I used were Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry and Hickory Smoke.  I spattered the background with plain water and white ink.

Next, I die cut the Bunny Egg Collage in the middle of a white cardstock panel, and glued the ink blended background behind the opening in the die cut.  I adhered this to a gray cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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I white heat embossed the words "Happy Easter" on a strip of gray cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish my card, I adhered some fairy gemstones and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

 

 

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03/30/2022

Wed 30

Hello You Are Special To Me
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this mini slimline card inspired by my teammate Laura. She had recently shared a gorgeous card with an inked background and white die cuts and it sparked an idea to combine dies from the latest release with stem dies from previous releases.  I especially wanted to use the "Seed Stems" die and add jewels to the seeds so that's what I did.

Here's a close up look at my card:

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I used the following dies to create the bottom of my card. On some of the dies, I just used a leaf or two, or a shortened piece of one of the stems to fill in open spaces on my design.

94615 Tall Frilly Leaf Stems
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94537 Wildflower Stems
94535 Lavender Stems
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94538 Daisy Stems

And for my sentiment I used the Birch Press Design CL8155 Crystal Lingo

All of the stems and dies were cut from watercolor card stock, also from Memory Box.

To make the background I cut a piece of card stock 3" by 6" and ink blended the following Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, and Dried Marigold.  Then I spritzed it with my water sprayer for some more texture.
Once it was dry, I splatted it with black paint, then began to assembly my card.

Often while making this card I stopped to take pictures of where I put the stems and then I'd re-arrange them and take another picture. By looking at the pictures on my phone, it helps me see what layouts I like and which look odd to me. I do this a lot when I design cards because it really helps to step back and look at it that way. Next, I added the inked panel to a 6.5" by 7" (score this side at 3.5") card base with foam tape.

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Lastly I added lots of Fairy Jewels, also from Memory Box. I love the gems and jewels from Memory Box as they come in so many variety of colors in one pack and they also have clear ones too.

Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today. I had so much fun creating it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

AngiesignatureNEW

 

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03/29/2022

Tue 29

Hello Friend
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a simple card with a spring theme.

I started by creating a ink blended background on white cardstock as my base. 

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Allow background to dry completely before going on to stamping.  Once dry, I inked my stamp with Versa Mark Ink and white heat embossed the image.

Next, I inked a sentiment stamp with Versa Mark Ink and randomly stamped the background to give it some dimension.  I used Wilted Violet embossing glaze to heat emboss the random words.  I spattered the background with white ink.

I die cut the words "Hello Friend" from white cardstock and the shadow background from glossy black cardstock.  I glued the white words to the shadow background and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.  Next, I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued it to my card.

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I glued the background to a black cardstock mat and then adhered it to a white card card base.

To finish the card I added some clear fairy dots.  That's it for today's card!

Have a great and creative week!

Donnasignature

 

 

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