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10/28/2021

Thu 28

Emboss and Double-Ink the Stunning Mandala by Jean Okimoto

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Define and highlight the intricate design of the Stunning Mandala with layers of contemporary fall colors.  3D-embossing creates the details and Distress Oxides add soft, blended colors. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a design to celebrate, congratulate or brighten a rainy fall day.

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Cut a 4-½" x 6" rectangle of smooth white cardstock.  Brush or sponge circular overlapping layers of Distress Oxides onto the cardstock.  Refer to the pattern on the smoother side of the Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder. Start with a center circle of kitsch flamingo, surround it with dried marigold, finish it off with abandoned coral.  The ink names aren't capitalized on the labels, so I just follow their lead.

Apply bundled sage distress oxide to the smoother pattern of the embossing folder - skim the inkpad over the design to ink it thoroughly without inking the recessed areas.  Spritz the reverse side of the inked rectangle - 4 quick sprays, about 12" away.

Place the rectangle in the folder -inked cardstock facing the inked side of the folder.  Run it thru the diecut machine using the plate(s) required for your machine.  I use the thin embossing plate and 2 layers of heavy cardstock as a shim on my Spellbinders machine.

Heat-set the inks.  Trim it to about 2-¾" x 5"

Cut a ¾" x 3" strip of the pale orange sheet from the Sunny Orange Collection.  Cut a ¾" x 3-¼" strip of the light copper  Majestic Hues 6x6 sheet.  Cut a ¾" x 3-½" strip of the pink Berry Red Collection sheet.  Attach the strips to a cream slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

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Stamp the greeting - from the Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on cream cardstock with Melon Impress Fresh Ink.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim the cooled cardstock with the matching die from the set.  Cut a blank greeting background from a darker pink Berry Red sheet and layer the diecuts (offset) for dimension.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.

Cut accent dots from the glittered sheet using the Slim Confetti Plate.  It's a great plate for slimline backgrounds and card fronts - and it's even better for cutting glittered cardstock, felt and specialty papers for design elements.

3D Embossing Folders create great backgrounds and focal points - use the embossed design as is for subtle, textured backgrounds - or add multicolored layers of ink for a brighter look.

Sending Happy Retirement wishes to Roxanne, owner of Stamps and Memories in Hawaii for 21 years!  She and Anne shared their creativity and inspiration on great cards, layouts, mixed media designs, invitations and party favors.  Thanks for featuring Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design in your store!

Thanks for visiting...have a safe and Happy Hallloween if you're celebrating this weekend!

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10/21/2021

Thu 21

Glittered Festive Christmas Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Glitzy Glitter Pad diecuts and bright red Christmas Fairy Crystals sparkle on a holiday slimline card from our latest release.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a gouache and watercolored design from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Set. MemoryBoxFestiveChristmasGreetingsClearStampsAndDies, MemoryBoxJoyPostScript, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyJewels, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, HandmadeChristmasCards, DistressOxidesWatercoloring, GlitteredDiecuts, DIYCards, Cardmaking, Papercrafts, ChristmasPapercrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Prep smooth kraft cardstock with an embossing powder tool.  Stamp the oval foliage image from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  

Color it with a blend of Zinc White Gouache and Distress Oxides refill inks - twisted citron, cracked pistachio and lucky clover were used here. Dry the inks and diecut the imaage.

Diecut Joy Posh Script from natural cardstock and the bright red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Pressure-emboss the natural background diecut with the delicate Joy die.  Embossing adds dimension  - and makes it easy to attach the delicate die by letting it settle into the embossed outline.

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A tip...if you're not sure which die size to use for a background strip cut the larger size.  If it looks too big, then recycle it by cutting it again with the smaller die.  You've saved some cardstock  - and might even be able to use the offcut "frame" for another project.

Cut the background strip wih the 1.5" x 6.5" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the green sheet from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the .8" x 5.8" die.

Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals for holly berries.  

To protect the card for mailing - cover the front with a slimline-sized layer of cardstock.  The thickness of the card may require special postal handling.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...Jeansignature-3

 

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10/20/2021

Wed 20

Joy To the World Nativity
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this glittery nativity Christmas card!
 
The glitter paper came from the "Majestic Hues Glitter Pad" and the sentiment is from the "Festive Christmas Greetings" stamp and die set.  It is used in the background and for the star, which is one of the dies in the "Nativity House Frame" die set.
 
The background for the nativity was die cut with the "Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate" die, but I just used a small section of it to feature the star in front of the burst's center.  The frame around the nativity scene and Mary, Jesus and the baby were die cut from black card stock.  All of those dies are in the "Nativity House Frame" die and I also used the "House Frame Background" die to cut the pinpoint section with.
 
Here's another look at my card:
 
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I hope you enjoyed my card for today.  If you haven't already checked it out, be sure to click HERE to see all the amazing new holiday products in the Memory Box 2021 Holiday Release!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
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10/15/2021

Fri 15

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a Christmas card that features more traditional Christmas colors, which I seem to be drawn to lately.

I used the new Geometric Crystals 3D embossing folder to create the background for my card.

Next, I adhered the background to a red cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I stamped and die cut the image, then used colored pencils to color it.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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To finish the card, I stamped and die cut "Merry Christmas" and used foam tape to mount it to the card.  That's it!

It's a fairly quick and easy card to create.  

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

 

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10/02/2021

Sat 02

An Oval Snowman Collage for World Cardmaking Day by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate World Cardmaking Day with the Oval Snowman Collage from the 2021 Holiday Collection.  It's just one of many great new dies, 6x6 plaids and glitter cardstock and a beautiful assortment of fairy drops, crystals and dewdrops.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a frosty winter collage design.  

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Cut the large Stylish Rectangle Trio from white cardstock.  Cut the rectangle with the Oval Snowman Collage.   Color his nose and arms with orange and brown markers.

Cut a pale blue 6x6 from the Stormy Blue Collection with the Stylish Rectangle.  Save the delicate frame for another project - we're using the interior offcut here.  Cut the offcut with the top portion of the new Slim Confetti Plate.  Attach it behind the snowman rectangle.

Cut a 3-⅜" x 4" piece of a white 6x6 from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad.  Attach it behind the Stormy Blue piece to create a frosty dotted background.  Attach the 3-layered diecuts to a slightly darker blue A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Attach the delicate Stylish Rectangle frame.

Cut the hat from black cardstock.

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Cut the scarf from a blue plaid in the new Woodsy Plaid 6x6 pack.

Attach an adhesive label sheet or sticker paper to bright red felt and cut Resting Birds.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps liquid adhesives from soaking through the fabric.

Attach 3 birds, the scarf, hat and three Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.

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Stamp the greeting - from the new Yuletide Moments Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock witgh Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the smallest Stylish Rectangle die.  Attach the greeting and a bird inside the card.

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Hope you'll have time to create a card - or two - this weekend. 2021 has gone by so quickly it seems like I'm running from one holiday to the next!

Have a great weekend...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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10/01/2021

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #77- Holidays!

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Greetings friends. It is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Please note that we changed the rules for the monthly challenge, so be sure to read the rules if you are participating in the October challenge.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's stripe challenge. We always love seeing your incredible creations.

The winner of the blog badge was Bonnie from the Stamping with Klass blog. We really loved the elegant striped background of her card.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Lynne R from Lynne's Craft Haven.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play along in this month's challenge?  The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Memory Box stamp or die on your project and link your entry to this blog post.  You can make a card, a scrapbook page, a home decor item, etc..  To encourage participants with various levels of stamping experience, one entry will be selected at random to win a prize. Enter as many times as you want, but your name will only be entered once into the random prize drawing.   In addition, the design team will select their favorite entry to  be highlighted on the Outside the Box blog and that designer will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog. 

You don't have to have a blog in order to participate.   You can upload your project to any online gallery and link it to this post.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Memory Box product.  You are also welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Feel free to grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.

**Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.**

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Memory Box has a new holiday release, so it is the perfect time to introduce a holiday challenge.  We would love to see how you interpret the theme. It could be Christmas, but it definitely doesn't have to be! What holidays do you celebrate?

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Our design team member Donna Sledzik created a card to help inspire you and wrote instructions to help you recreate the design.

 

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To make the card, die cut the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate from white cardstock and use Old Paper, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks to color the panel.

Next, die cut the lamp post from black cardstock and the candle from white cardstock.  Color the candle with colored pencils then glue the lamp to a piece of acetate and trim away the excess acetate.  

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Die cut the pine needles and holly branch from green cardstock.  

Heat emboss the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock.

To assemble the card, glue the candle to the background and then adhere the lantern over it.  

Glue the greens in place and add some Tim Holtz Snow Texture Paste to the greens.  While the paste was still wet, sprinkle glitter over the wet paste.

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Splatter the card with white ink and added some Red Fairy Crystals and Fairy Jewels.

Glue a red bow to the lamp post and used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip.

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge77 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, October 31st.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

 

One project will be chosen at random to win the Lamp post die featured in this post as well as some holiday jewels to decorate:

 

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09/30/2021

Thu 30

Be Merry
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some of the newest products from the Holiday Release!! 
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I used Festive Christmas Greetings Stamp and Die Set

Serene Bird and Branch Die

Pinpoint Daisy Background Die

Christmas Fairy Crystals
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I colored all images with Copic Markers and used gold embossing powder to emboss the oval frame and sentiment.

Hope you'll check out the full release HERE

 

 

 

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09/25/2021

Sat 25

Paper-Pieced Plaid Ring Stack by Jean Okimoto

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Great news...coral and pink join orange and black as Halloween colors this year! The Sunny Orange and Madras Plaid Coral and Green paper packs are filled with warm plaids and orange and yellow 6x6's for your Halloween cards. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a layered slimline design for fall.

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Cut ivory cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Ring Stack.  Attach strips of lined doublestick tape behind the cutouts - Couture Creations  ⅛" tape is great for this.  

Cut the light gold 6x6 from the Polished Foil Pad with Ring Stack.  Cut the coral Madras Plaid sheet with Ring Stack too.  We're using the plaid oval offcuts here.  Set the gold Ring Stack outline into the taped rectangle. Attach the oval offcuts.  

Cut Jack o Lantern Bucket base from the dark orange Sunny Orange 6x6 sheet.  Cut the plain semi-circle and handle from black cardstock.  Assemble the bucket.

Cut the bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the black Frosted Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the light sandy orange 6x6 sheet with Onyx Black VeraFine.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.

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Cut it near the left edge with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Trim the excess on the right edge with a larger die from the same set.  It's a quick-cut custom-sized greeting strip without the measuring and trimming.

Attach everything to an ivory slimline card - 3-½" x 8-½".  Add orange jewels from the Bright Jewels set.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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09/24/2021

Fri 24

Thankful
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have an easy, no coloring card for you.

I started by stamping and white heat embossing the pumpkin image onto kraft cardstock.  Next I used a gray water based marker to add some shadows to the image.  

I spattered the background with white and black inks.

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I mounted the kraft panel onto a black cardstock mat and tied a piece of jute around the bottom of the card front.  I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next I stamped the word "Thankful" on a strip of black cardstock, white heat embossed it and used foam tape to glue it to my card front.

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To finish the card, I added some Black Nuvo Drops to add a little dimension.

That's it for today! Have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

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09/16/2021

Thu 16

Flowering Cactus Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Today I am sharing an easy and fun birthday card made with the Flowering Cactus stamp and die set from the Summer Daydreams collection.

Started by stamping the smaller cactus image from the set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Xpress It cardstock.  Colored it with Copic markers, then die cut out with the matching die.  Created the planter by partial die cutting Bristol paper with the Nested Globe die and coloring it in with Copic markers.  

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Next, die cut the Lattice Plate from Poppy Stamps three times from Bristol paper and stacked them for dimension.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock, then die cut out with its coordinating die.  Before assembling the card, Salvaged Patina distress ink was applied to the upper left corner of a white A2 size card base.  Was ready to call it done, but then decided to turn it into a faux shaker and randomly add clear jewels within the sunken diamond areas.  Clear shimmer added to the pink flowers finished off the card.

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And that’s it.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend  

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