18 posts categorized "Wedding"


Thu 31

Hearts, Stitches, Pinpoints and Glitter by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate the end of the year - and the promise of a better year ahead - with hearts, glitter and happy colors  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with the last project of 2020 as we look forward to new designs, ideas and inspiration in 2021.

Cut light gray cardstock with the 4-¼" Circle Basics Die.  Prep the Stitched Circle die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the tiny dots.  Cut the circle with Stitched Circle.

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Stitch between alternating dots with peach crochet thread. MemoryBoxStitchedCircle, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, StitchDiecuts, StitchedCards, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo

Continue stitching - forming an "overlapping starburst." MemoryBoxStitchedCircle, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, StitchDiecuts, StitchedCards, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo

Stitch narrow points with pink floss.

Cut light gray cardstock with Pinpoint Burst Plate - then trim it to a 4-¼" square.

Cut the pink glittered cardstock from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad with the two smallest Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Outs.  

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded 5-⅝" square card - attach the smaller heart, slightly offset, with foamtape.  Add ¼" punched dots of the pink glittered cardstock.  

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Square cards require extra postage - but this card can deliver a message of love and hope to the special people in your life.

Thank you very much for all of your thoughtful comments here  -  and on Instagram, Pinterest and the Impress Insiders page.  I'm motivated by the hope that my projects, classes and class kits will inspire you to discover new (and unexpected!) ways to use our products and share your creativity with others.

Wishing you a Happy New Year...more than ever!








Tue 09

Best Wishes
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here. I needed a wedding card for a couple who was supposed to have a traditional wedding ceremony but due to circumstances, they were wed privately. 


The picture above are the supplies I used. 


I die cut the gray panel using Diagonal Stripe Collage than splattered some white and gold paint. After the paint dried, I adhered it to the card base. Next, I die cut the Dahlia Circle Frame and colored the flower insert with a marker and colored pencils. Die cut the sentiment twice, once from glitter paper pad and a second time from coordinating cardstock. After I assembled the card I scattered some gems.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Tue 02

Best Wishes
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here. I have been having a lot of fun coloring the new stamp set, Peony Garden Corner Stamp, from the Garden Party Release!

The supplies I used are in the picture above. 

I stamped the flowers, leaves and butterfly with black ink and colored them with Copic Markers.

Shades used: petals: R20, R22, R85, R89; leaves: YG17, YG67, BG78; butterfly: Y18, Y35, YR24.  I used the coordinating dies to cut the flowers, leaves and butterfly.

I added some shimmer to the colored images with Fairy Sugar in coordinating shades, lemon drop, sour apple sparkle and strawberry ice.

I colored up a piece of cardstock with R20, R22, and R85. Than I used the Best Wishes Banner Script die to cut the phrase.  I die cut the phrase a second time from black cardstock and adhered them together. I added shimmer to the phrase. I die cut the Bubble Circles Die from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.

I adhered the pretty layers and added some gems than trimmed the corners with a rounded corner punch.

Thanks for taking a peek!!! Hope your having a great day!

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Thu 17

Heart Border Frame and Have a Heart Die Set by Jean Okimoto


Create a glittery floating Heart Border Frame card for Valentine's Day, weddings or anniversaries - then add layered hearts from the Have a Heart Die Set.  Here's a quick and easy card that may look a bit complicated...but isn't.

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple way to adhere two delicate frames - and add glitter - with just a single square of tape.  The inner square of the outer frame (!) is filled with a square of tape.  The tape multi-tasks by attaching the layers...and creates a glittery background too.  

Cut both Heart Border Frames from white cardstock.  

Cover a 3-½" square of white cardstock with Scor-Tape or Couture Creations tape.  Cut it with the 3" Square Basics die.


Carefully adhere the edges of the taped surface behind the large frame.  Attach the smaller frame diagonally.  Brush ultra-fine glitter onto the remaining exposed adhesive.  I've used Martha Stewart Crafts Amethyst Glitter from my stash here.

Cut two each of the three hearts from the Have a Heart Die Set.  Layer them for dimension.  Glue the stacked hearts to the background.  It takes a few minutes for the glue to set up.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-¼" square white card.  Add pink or lavender gem stickers.


Hope you like hearts and glitter - and quick and easy cards like this!  Our latest release is filled with beautiful and versatile designs for Valentine's Day - and romantic celebrations throughout the year.  

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's LOVE...SIMPLY STATED class at Impress!  It was great to see all of you again after the holiday break.  Thanks to Jenny for the great flavors of popcorn in those cute heart containers - and to Robin for her special granola Krispie bars.    Thanks Ann, Karen and Erin for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.  

There are so many ways to use the latest Memory Box and Poppystamps designs - we're using again in the NEW FROM MEMORY BOX (and Poppystamps) class this weekend.  We're making 3 very Valentine cards - and three all-occasion cards  - with the latest and greatest dies and stamps.  If your Valentines are already done - chose a different greeting to create a thank you or thinking-of you card.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and enter our Valentine's 2019 Collection giveaway.    We're at memoryboxco -  and we're giving away great prizes from our new release this week.

Thanks for stopping by...







Thu 15

Happy Day
by Sharon Harnist

Valentine's Day may be over for the year, but that doesn't mean you must put away your "Valentine" stamps and dies!  They can be great for weddings, anniversaries, or just an everyday "Wishing you a very happy day" card!

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For this card, I used the Wirework Hearts clear stamp set and coordinating Wirework Hearts die set, along with the Heart Rays die:

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I simply gold heat embossed the beautiful large wirework heart onto 110 Lb. white cardstock, and die cut it.  I prefer heavier cardstock when heat embossing, to cut down on any possible warping of the cardstock.  Then I popped the heart up with foam tape over a 5.25" x 4" white cardstock panel that had the Heart Rays die cut into it and sentiment also gold heat embossed.  The background panel was placed onto a gold metallic card base -- I love how the base peeks through the tiny die cut hearts!

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I really like the simple elegance of this monochromatic gold metallic color scheme, but you could easily change up the colors of the cardstock and/or heat embossing (or stamp in a colored ink), to greatly change the feel of this card!  What colors would you use?  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

- Sharonsig






Wed 07

Sweet and Simple - with the Heart Gift Box and Circle Basics by Jean Okimoto



Sweet, simple and special...a Heart Gift Box filled with a Valentine treats!  Hi - Jean Okimoto here - Valentine cards are already signed, sealed and on their way,  so let's make some pretty treat boxes today.


Cut pink, red and flamingo cardstock with the Heart Gift Box die.  It cuts, scores and adds a heart window in one quick step. 

Cut screenprinted papers - like these from Shizen Design and available at Impress - with the 1.5" Circle Basics die.  Round diecuts let you rotate the circle until you find the perfect combination of colors and patterns to fill the heart cutout.  Attach the circle behind the cutout.

Fold the box on the pre-scored lines and attach the side tabs.  Punch holes at the top, thread them with gold cord, and add the candy.  Tie a knot and curl the cord with a bone folder or the side of that green plastic burnishing tool.  


Heart-shaped favor boxes aren't just for February 14th...they're great for engagement parties, showers, weddings, Mother's Day brunch, or just to remind someone how special they are.

Thanks for stopping by - have fun making these sweet and simple treat boxes!

See you again next week...or at the CAKES, CANDLES AND BIRTHDAY WISHES afternoon class at Impress on February 10th.  








Sun 30

December Wedding
by Penny Ward


Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a gorgeous wedding card. December weddings are just around the corner, so why not make something super special for the happy couple. This interlocking card is so unique and really easy to pull together.


Let me show you:


Start by trimming watercolor paper or heavy cardstock  5.50 x 12 inches.

Score at 1 5/8,  3 3/4,  8,  10 1/8

On the short ends, place the Fancy Bow Closer along the first scored line. (Bow section should be pointing towards the cardstock/watercolor paper edge). 

NOTE:  I used the tiny notch left behind from cutting the die apart as my guide for getting the bows to line up evenly. I placed the tiny notch at the top of my cardstock and secured the die with washi tape before die cutting.



This is an open view of my card before latching the two sides together.

I embellished my card front with Holly Bough stencil and Whipped Spackle, then flicked Delicata Golden Glitz ink.

I cut a second bow from Black cardstock, trimmed and adhered to card front.


Because this will be going to someone with a December wedding, I have used a tiny poinsettia on my tuxedo bow.

The embellies you could use here are endless.

Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament was die cut, eBrushed with a Copic marker, stacked and adhere to card front ONLY using glue on one side of the bow.


Happy holiday crafting,



Thu 26

Midas Touch


Sometimes you have to go back to your roots to make a CAS card. Do you remember when you first learned to emboss? Remember the magic? The moment when the powder heated and raised?  It was amazing! It is what sucked many of us in to stamping.

Today's card is back to basics with gold embossing. I sponged the pattern lanthenay stencil with a versmark pad on my base card. I then heat embossed it in gold. I foam mounted the sentiment pice that I cut using the solid arch background die. Only I didn't cut it all the way through. I only cut it enough to create the curve panel that is so trendy these days.

This makes a great wedding or anniversary card.

Thanks for taking a look today.



Wed 11

A Little Summer Romance


We just attended Val and Tory's elegant garden wedding...and it reminded me of the delicate Love Script die from the Valentine Collection.  It's perfect with the Delphinium and Stems dies - and a backdrop of gold-embossed Rings and Puddles.  Jean Okimoto here - let's get started!

Memory Box Products

  • Love Script 98639
  • Rings and Puddles 88506
  • Delphinium 88571
  • Stems 88570
  • Parchment Cardstock (5.5" square card)

Kaleidacolor, Radiant Neons and Versamark inkpads are from Imagine Crafts.

Spritz watercolor paper lightly with water.  Ink a 4" soft rubber brayer with Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolor, then spritz the brayer.  Roll the inks onto the damp paper and let the colors blend for a few minutes.  Heat-set the inks.

Stencil Delphinium with Radiant Neons Electric Purple and emboss it with Iridescent Powder.  Stencil Stems with Memento Luxe Olive Grove and heat-set it.  The stems are much shorter than they are on the stencil, but I wanted to capture the effect of the flowers against the watercolored background.  Mask off some of the solid spots, then stencil Rings and Puddles with Versamark.  Emboss it with detail gold powder.

Attach a 1/2" wide strip of Scor-tape horizontally down the center of gold mirror cardstock and diecut Love Script.  Assemble the card and add iridescent lavender sequins.

Thanks for stopping by - scroll down a bit for another summer card...Simple, Tall and Skinny.

View our Ideas Gallery for more colorful summer cards!






Wed 09

Butterfly Favor Boxes...and an Easter Card

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Looking for a quick, pretty - and impressive -  party favor for a special brunch or celebration?  Make Butterfly Favor Boxes and fill them with sweet treats, then make a quick Easter Card.  Jean Okimoto here - with two Spring projects today.

Memory Box Products

  • Butterfly Favor Box 98771
  • NEW Swirl Butterfly 98894
  • Vivienne Butterfly 98625
  • Dots Signature Prints - Thistle, Key Lime, Snapdragon, Squash, Bubblegum
  • Cardstock - Juniper, Granny Smith, Violet, Mango, Raspberry
  • Metal Adapter Plate

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Cut Butterfly Favor Boxes from Memory Box Dots Signature Prints.  


Snip through each wing on the scorelines - halfway down from the top on one wing, and halfway up from the bottom on the other wing.  Fold the box on the remaining scorelines.  Begin assembling the box by attaching the side tab.  Fold the bottom flaps towards the center and attach them with tape.  


Fill the boxes.  Here's a quick tip - after attaching tape between the "cover flaps," clamp them with tweezers to secure the tape.  Next, partially (and carefully!) cross the two snipped wing centers and slot one into the other to close the box.  

Use the Metal Adapter Plate and the other plates required for thin metal dies to cutter the delicate butterfly overlays. Cut the Swirl Butterfly and antennae from Violet, Juniper and Raspberry Cardstock.  Cut the Vivienne Butterfly and antennae from Granny Smith and Mango Cardstock.

Attach the butterfly overlays and antennae to the boxes with 1/8" wide Scor-Tape - use a pin to push any excess tape behind the diecuts. 

And - double-dipping now, here's an Easter card for you...

Jean Okimoto-Memory Box-Fresh Foliage-Perched Reed Bird-Mesh Designer Stencil

Memory Box Products

  • Mesh Designer Stencil 88517
  • Fresh Foliage 98502
  • Perched Reed Bird 98160
  • Jack O Lantern and Granny Smith Cardstock
  • Signature Prints - Violet, Squash and Pool Distressed Dots
  • Signature Prints - Bubblegum and Mango Dots
  • Aloe Notecard and Envelope

Imagine Crafts Inkpads

  • Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme
  • Memento Tangelo

Other Supplies

  • Yellow Felt attached to adhesive label paper
  • Egg Punch
  • Screwpunch (chick's eye, backed with black cardstock)

Attach two of the punched eggs to the card then stencil Mesh over them for a bit of dimension.

Diecut Perched Reed Bird twice - from yellow felt and again from Jack O Lantern Cardstock.  Snip off both tails and a tiny bit of the felt feet.  Layer the felt bird (now a chick!) over the cardstock diecut, then snip off a tiny bit of the cardstock feet.

Big thanks to everyone from the Stencil It - Beyond the Basics class at Impress. Hope you enjoyed learning different ways to use your Memory Box designs.  

Memory Box Dies and Designer Stencils make it quick and easy to create Easter and Spring projects. Please visit our Ideas Gallery for additional details and more Spring designs.

Have a great evening!