188 posts categorized "Thank You"

03/09/2023

Thu 09

Cloud Thank You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a thank you card feature in the Cloudy Sun Collage die and alcohol inks.  This is a quick and easy design if used to using alcohol inks.

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Front Panel:

Start with Tim Holtz Alcohol Paper.  I added some dark and purple alcohol inks and then added blending solution.  Used the hand pump air blower to move the ink around. Then added some lighter blue to blue/green inks and added blending solution.  Moved the ink around with the air blower.  Then I added some silver mixative alcohol ink lightly around the center using the die cut as a guide.  I added blending solution and moved the ink with the air blower.  Let dry.  Die cut with the Cloudy Sun Collage die.  Add double sided foam tape to the back of the die cut panel.

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Background:

Ink blend a gradient using Distress Oxide Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans, making sure to ink blend each color really well.

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Assembly:

Trim the front panel and the background to 4 3/4" x 4".  Adhere one on top of each other and then adhere to a card of same size.  To make the card cut heavy white card stock to 4 3/4" x 8", score and fold at 4". Die cut the Tilted Thanks from black card stock 3 times and adhere together.  Adhere to the center of the background panel.  And some clear Fairy Jewels around the sentiment.  

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03/03/2023

Fri 03

Trio of Window Collages by Jean Okimoto

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Colorful butterflies flutter through a trio of collaged windows on a slimline thank you card.  The new collages - Distant Sun, Cloudy Moon and Cloudy Sun - create a layered, dimensional backdrop for the Intricate Mini Butterflies.  Hi, Jean here with more great dies from our Spring '23 Collection.

Score white cardstock horizontally at 3-⅝" and 7-¼".  Cut Cloudy Sun Collage from the front of the 3-⅝" panel. Cut Cloudy Moon Collage from the backside of the second panel.  Cut Distant Sun Collage from the front of the third panel.

Cut blue cardstock with the 3-⅝" x 8-⅝" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the rectangle behind the Distant Sun Collage panel - align the left edges.  Trim the right edge.  Trim the top and bottom edges of the tri-folded card.

Prep the Intricate Mini Butterflies die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the detailed diecuts.  Blend yellow, chartreuse, green, teal and blue inks on smooth white cardstock.  Dry the inks, then cut it with the Intricate Mini Butterflies die.  I cut two sets of the butterflies so I could select the sizes and colors  I wanted for the card.

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The butterflies are just glued at the center, allowing the wings to lift at the edges.  Attach the 3 smallest butterflies to the blue area within the Distant Sun Collage.  Attach the 4th butterfly partially over the bottom edge of the Cloudy Moon Collage.  Attach the remaining 3 butterflies to the card front.

Cut Tilted Thanks from the turquoise sheet in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Attach the greeting to the card and add turquoise Pastel Jewels

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Tri-fold collage cards are fun to create - and receive!  Substitute birds or dragonflies instead of butterflies for a totally different look.  Or maybe a plush brown felt Layered Polar Bear holding a bunch of balloons just barely floating over the window collages?

 

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

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02/28/2023

Tue 28

A Feathery View
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Using dies from the current 2023 February release, I created this thank you card.  To be honest I set out to do something else, but this resulted instead. 😂

Once again, I saw several watercoloring/painting reels on Instagram (IG) and wanted to give it a try.  Started by adding blobs of gouache paints on the smooth side of Memory Box’s watercolor paper in the order of the desired colors.

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Using flat watercolor brushes and as little water as possible, created a background wash.

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Took a small round brush and black gouache paint and painted in the land mass.  Lightly splattered with diluted white gouache paint for the stars.  Also used white gouache paint to paint the moo and reflection in the water.

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The artists in the IG reels painted in their own silhouettes.  I didn’t want to take the chance of ruining my progress, so I die cut my silhouettes from black cardstock using the Backyard Floral Stems die.

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The Plumed Gypsy Feather background die was then used to die cut the feather aperture from an A2 size Bristol panel.  The detailed top layer was also die cut from Bristol and mounted onto the back cutout layer.  Die cut the Tilted Thanks sentiment 3x to stack for dimension, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.  

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a lovely day.

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02/24/2023

Fri 24

Curlicues, Plumes, Swirls and Shimmer by Jean Okimoto

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The new swirly, curly, spiraled Curlicue Plate is quickly becoming a Design Team favorite.  It's great alone as a bold background - or highlight it with the new Plumed Gypsy Butterfly or Plumed Gypsy Feather.  Hi, Jean here with another butterfly card that just couldn't wait for warm and sunny butterfly-weather.

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Trim an ink-blended (or watercolored) background to 4" x 5-¼".  Attach it to a top-folded white notecard.  

Prep the new Curlicue Plate by rubbing it briskly with waxed paper to make it quick and easy to remove the offcuts.  Cut Curlicue Plate from white cardstock.  

Cut the Plumed Gypsy Butterfly background from a shimmery purple 6x6 in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Prep the detailed butterfly die with scrunched waxed paper, then cut it from the Rainbow Reflections sheet too.

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Stamp the greeting - from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple.

Attach the greeting and diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the butterfly, and leave the outer edges unglued.  Add pale pink Pastel Fairy Jewels.

The Curlicue Plate is great for pressure-embossing and paper-piecing too!  Save a few of the offcuts if you're cutting it from colored or metallic cardstock. They create great design elements - especially the 3 main circular pieces.  We save everything, don't we?

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Thanks for visiting our blog,  Keep warm and make some cards this weekend - and please stop by to enjpy Laura's great design on Saturday!

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02/22/2023

Wed 22

Floral Thanks Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a thanks card featuring the new Floral Bud and Stems and Thistle Stems die sets.  

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Flowers:

Die cut the flower petal from the Floral Bud set from a light and medium purple red paper from the Vibrant Violet pad then the stems from a medium green paper from the Lush Green pad.  Adhere the flowers die cuts together.  Die cut the Thistle Stems from a light and medium paper from the Vibrant Violet pad and the stems from a dark green paper Lush Green pad.  Adhere the die cuts together.

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Fence and Grass:

Die cut the Woodgrain Fence Pickets die from heavy weight Kraft card stock 2 times.  Trim the piece of the Kraft card stock into 2 strips of  4" x 1/4".  Lightly ink blend with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy over the fence post.  Adhere the fence post to the strip of paper evenly across and add the last strip to the bottom.  Die cut Wild Grass Border die from a medium green paper from Lush Green pad.  Trim down to a 4" wide strip.  Ink blend with Distress Ink Rustic Wilderness. Adhere to the bottom of the fence.  Cut a strip of the green of the same green paper to 4" x 1 1/2".

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Assembly:

Trim a light purple paper from the Ocean Blue pad to 4"x x 5 1/4".  Add strip os fun foam or double sided foam tape to the back and adhere to a A2 size white card stock.  Adhere the flowers to the green strip of paper.  Adhere the strop to the front of the card.  Die cut the Tilted Thanks from white card stock and adhere to the top center of the card.

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12/22/2022

Thu 22

Glittery Thanks
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I am once again using the new Valentine dies for holiday cards. I don't know about you, but I have to make a ton of thank you cards this time of year. It might be a bit presumptuous of me, but I think I will need Christmas and birthday thank you card really soon.

To make the card, I first made my own floral textured background with one of Memory Box's wonderful 3-D embossing folders. You really do get a lot of depth and dimension. One thing to remember before running your paper and folder through your die cutting machine is to lightly mist your paper or wipe it down gently with a baby wipe so that the pattern doesn't crack in the embossing folder. The 3-D embossing folders have a lot of detail, but they put a lot of pressure on the fibers of your paper. Pre-wetting the cardstock with water will really help with that.

Next, I cut out my heart outline and inside of the hearts with glitter paper. It might be the holidays, but I really have been enjoying sparkle and bling right now.

To finish the card, I added my sentiment in grey Versafine ink as well as a few clear rhinestones. Here is a close up:

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

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07/31/2022

Sun 31

Glossy Glittered Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a quick and easy way to add gloss+glitter - and attach - delicate diecuts.  We'll even create extra greetings for another card because we're using just the Twiggy Thank You offcuts here.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with simple summer slimline for you.

Cut Twiggy Thank You on white cardstock.  Save the tall triangle in the A and the oval in the O.  Trim the greeting with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

Cut a 5-½ " x 3" piece of smooth white cardstock.  Ink it with loose, overlapping layers of distress oxides.  Picked raspberry and abandoned coral were used here.  Dry the inks.  Cover the inked cardstock with Scor-tape (save the tape liner), then trim it  slightly larger than the greeting. Attach it behind the greeting.  Attach the saved pieces inside the A and O -  then brush Imagine Iridescent Glitter onto the exposed adhesive in the cutouts.  Tap the excess off the greeting, then heat-set it.

It'll be a bright, glossy, glittered greeting - and it's securely and completely attached!

Cut the small Ava Butterfly from the pink Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut several of the Intricate Mini Butterflies from the pink and coral sheets in the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-½") - use foamdots for the big pink butterfly.  

Add the copper-colored Autumn Fairy Jewels.

There it is...glittered, glossy, ready to be shared!

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06/07/2022

Tue 07

Woodgrain Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Say thanks with a splash of flowers and leaves from our latest releases - layered over a faux tile woodgrain background.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for anyone who loves flowers.

To create the look of woodgrain tiles with the White Woodgrain Paper Pack - score it in 1" sections.  Lay it on a hard, flat surface and brayer it with Starlite Black Brilliance (used here) or Graphite Black Brilliance. The debossed scorelines won't receive the brayered ink.  Trim it to 5-¼" x 2-⅜".  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Diecut Charlotte Blooms and Leaves, Ruffled Blooms and Layered Fresh Flowers from red and pink 6x6's in the Berry Red Collection. 

Cut the 6-stem Lavender Bouquet piece and the leaves from the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves sets from the Lush Green Collection sheets.  

Cut the flower centers from the Charlotte and Ruffled Blooms sets from the dark blue/black sheet in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on a Lush Green sheet with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it with the tab die that's part of the stamp set.

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Attach the leaves and flowers to the background.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Gather your Memory Box flower dies and cut a stash of them from our 6x6 paper collections.  Cut some leaves too.  They'll be ready for your next card, layout or mixed media project.  Make some quick gift tags too.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

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05/31/2022

Tue 31

Thank You with Sunshine Daisy Stems
by Angie Cimbalo


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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this fun thank you card made with newly released dies and hot foil dies.  Here's a close up look at my card:
 
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   To make my card I smooshed purple and pink Distress Inks and water onto watercolor card then trimmed the panel to A2 size.  I added a strip of washi tape to the left side and then more to a piece of vellum to use to cut the flowers from.  I added a thin black strip of card stock next to the washi tape and then cut the new "Sunshine Daisy Stems" from black card and from the washi tape /vellum combo.  I layered the black outline flower on top of the floral washi tape/vellum combo and then cut off the vellum stems and just left the black ones .  I added the flowers to the watercolor panel and then I used the new "Posh Thank You" hot foil plate with some Gemini "Aurora" foil on black card to made the sentiment.  After adhering the whole watercolor panel to the card base, I added a few pastel jewels to the front of the card and added the whole panel to an A2 card base.
 
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!  Be sure to check out the whole new release from Memory Box, it's got so many beautiful items in it!  
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
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05/21/2022

Sat 21

The May Collection…New Poppy Stems and Foiled Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Happy weekend!  Hi - Jean Okimoto here, discovering more ways to combine the great new dies from our May Collection.  Ruffled Poppy Stem (on the left) and Sweet Poppy Stem complement each other on a simple slimline. A delicate hot-foiled diecut Posh Thank You balances the bright bold blossoms with classic gold and black.

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Cut Ruffled Poppy Stem from a teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut Sweet Poppy Stem from a pinkish red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the flower centers from Black Glossy Paper.  Assemble the poppies - add dimension with foamtape between the layers.  

Cut Kraft Woodgrain Paper with the 6-¾" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut aqua and coral strips with the two smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers dies.  Diecutting simple layered accent strips creates smooth crisp edges and perfect proportions - without tedious measuring.

Foil and diecut Posh Thank You following the directions for your machine.  The classic greeting would be great with any of the floral or butterfly diecuts from the May Collection.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The new Sweet Poppy Stem, Ruffled Poppy Stem and Graceful Poppy Stems are simple and elegant individually - or combined for more impact.  The stems will be great with other floral diecuts too - like the Ruffled Blooms and layered blossoms from earlier releases.  They'll be classic, versatile additions to your collection of Memory Box floral dies.  

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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