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01/21/2022

Fri 21

Slimline Paper-Pieced Valentine by Jean Okimoto

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Hi everyone,  Jean Okimoto here with a Valentine design that's a bit wonky and unusual - but I hope you like it!  Do you save offcuts and bits and pieces "for future projects" but forget to use them?  Here's a design using the gold foil Ring Stack and 2 sets of offcuts (red and white).

Cut white cardstock with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Ring Stack - we're using the white offcuts here too.

Cut gold Polished Foil 6x6 with Ring Stack - save the gold offcuts for that elusive "future project."

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Here's an easy way to build a smooth inlaid background.  Place the rectangle face-down on a non-stick surface (used a plastic embossing plate here).  Attach ⅛"  (3mm) strips of lined doublestick tape to the reverse side of the diecut rectangle.  Skinny strips of tape instead of an entire adhesive-covered area provide a little wiggle-room for paper-piecing.

Flip it over and place the gold foil Ring Stack into the adhesive-backed cutouts.  Attach the white oval offcuts.

Cut a bright red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection. Tape pairs of red ovals to form 3 hearts in graduated sizes.  Attach the hearts with foamtape.

Cut Love Airy Script from the bright red Festive Glitter 6x6  sheet.

Cut black cardstock with Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  You can cut 4 sets of GROWS at once.  Use a stack of 3 or 4 Post-It notes as a straight edge guide to attach the letters.

Add the dark yellow/orange Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-⅜").  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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01/19/2022

Wed 19

Thinking of You
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features one of the new dies from the 2022 Valentine's Day release.  I decided to try a mini slimline card for todays project.

Lets make the card:

  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock, 7" x 6 ", scored on the 7" side, at 3 1/2".  The final card size is 3 1/2" x 6".
  • The background panel is an ink blended background on white cardstock, then dry embossed using a 3D embossing folder.
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  • Lightly rub over the embossed paper with a gold inkpad and spatter it with gold ink.  Adhere the background to the card base.
  • Die cut the flower and leaves from white cardstock and use Distress Oxide inks to color them.  I used foam tape adhesive to glue the flower to the card front and glued the leaves in place.
  • The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip and glued to the card.

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To finish the card, I glued some Clear Fairy Drops to the background.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

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01/18/2022

Tue 18

Snowy Big Bear Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter hugs with a plush felt polar bear, a snowy background and Berry Red heart garlands.  It can be a Valentine card - for anyone, any age.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here turning favorite fall and winter dies into heartfelt greetings for the special people in your life.

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Diecut layers of white, red and Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape on a dark gray background create a dimensional forest scene.  Cut Snowglobe Backer from white cardstock.  Cut Heart Streamer Globe from a red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut Winter Wood Done Layer from white cardstock.

Attach Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape to the Earth Neutral dark gray 6x6. Save the outer diecut for another project - we're using the inner offcut (inside offcut?) here.

Trim the globe and dome dies just below the first scoreline at the base.  Attach the diecuts in the order show above.  Tie the layers together with silver cord and curl the ends using the edge of a bonefolder or a plastic burnishing tool.  Follow the curve of the cord for best results.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white felt. It stablizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the bear from the Snowglobe Backer set.  Define the eyes with a very fine-tipped screwpunch.  Attach black cardstock behind the face for the eyes and nose.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from pale gray cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the BIG Hugs die using the embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine. Cut the greeting from a red 6x6 in the Festive Glitter Pad.  Assemble the layered greeting.

Attach adhesive label paper to red felt and diecut a heart with the 5-heart die included in the Heart Streamer Globe set.  Attach it to the bear.

Attach the diecuts to a pale gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add clear Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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If polar bears aren't common in your neighborhood - add a pair of lovebirds to your card instead.  Or a puppy!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have a great weekend!

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01/14/2022

Fri 14

DIY Cottage Flower Stem Stencil by Jean Okimoto

 

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Looking for versatile dies? The new Cottage Flower Stem set cuts a freeform layered blossom - and it's great for cutting a stencil too!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for a new floral die from our latest collection.

 

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Cut Cottage Flower Stem from a plastic stencil sheet for a durable, long-lasting stencils- or from printer paper or vellum for disposable stencils.

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Stencil the design onto the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Distress Oxide colors used (in sequence) here are kitsch flamingo, worn lipstick and mowed lawn.  Mask the top of the stem and stencil the flower.  Mask the bottom of the flower and stencil the stem and leaves.  Heat-set the stenciled areas then stencil the darker pink overlay.  Dry the inks.

Sponge or brush wild honey Distress Oxide onto a scrap of the watercolor paper and cut the small dotted center section.  

Trim the watercolor paper with the 7.2" long Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die, then trim the short edge.  

Cut the pale pink/coral/green Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6 with the 5.9" long Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on natural cardstock with Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme.  Dry the ink, then cut the greeting with the set's matching die.  Trim the short ends.

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Attach everything to a Cream Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) slimline card (8-½" x 3-⅝").  Use foamtape for the greeting.

Attach yellow Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones. It's easy to see the actual colors of the Fairy Gemstones from the reverse side.

Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to cover and protect the card front for mailing.

Make the most of your Memory Box dies - use them to cut stencils and pressure-emboss too.  There are so many great designs to chose from - and so many ways to use them.

Thanks for visiting - enjoy your weekend!

 

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01/13/2022

Thu 13

Hello Friend
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today's card mixes some old and new products.  I felt like coloring, so I used an older stamp set and colored pencils.  

I watched a Gina K Designs video on Monday night, and she demonstrated a partial die cutting technique which inspired me to try.  

I stamped the floral image on the front of a white top folding card base and die cut only the bottom portion of the image.  There are many videos on the technique and I urge you to look them up.

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Next, I picked my color palette and colored in the image.  I used Gamsol to blend my colored pencil.  This gives your colored pencil a nice soft look.  

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I die cut the new Hello Friend die # 94586, from white cardstock (the shadow) and black cardstock (the words) and glued them together.  I used foam adhesive to adhere it to the front of the card.

I wanted the die cut edge to stand out more so I added a black cardstock layer to the inside of the card.

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To finish the card, I spattered it with gold ink.  That's it for today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

 

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01/11/2022

Tue 11

Friends, Flowers and Watercolors by Jean Okimoto

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Love flowers?  Here's a just-released floral design to add to your collection of Memory Box garden dies.  Hi friends, Jean Okimoto here introducing the new Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral set. Our 6x6 color collections make it quick and easy to find the perfect coordinating colors for the bold, detailed blossom and leaves.  Four shades each of the Lush Greens and Vibrant Violets are used here.

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Cut the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral pieces from dark pink, light pink and violet 6x6's in the Vibrant Violet Collection.  Cut the two-piece center from light and dark green 6x6's in the Lush Green Collection - layer them, then daub them with Open Studio Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue.

Cut the leaves from light and dark green 6x6's.

I've used a scrap of watercolored paper from my stash - it's cut with the 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" Slim Basic Rectangles Die.  Add specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Cut the Hello Friend Posh Script background from white cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the coordinating detailed die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Embossing it adds dimension and makes it very easy to attach the delicate overlay.  Cut the overlay from a violet 6x6 and add tiny dots of glue.  Press the delicate diecut down into the debossed greeting.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add sparkly lavender Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Oops...I glanced at Dave's beautiful Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral on the envelope after the card was done - and realized I made several "leafy" errors.  The top leaf is upside-down, both leaves are in the wrong space and dark/light green shades are reversed.  Couldn't get much wrong-er than that - it proves how versatile this great die set is!

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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01/10/2022

Mon 10

Hello Friend Slimline
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with this slimline card using some newly released dies from Memory Box.  Memory Box released 3 new dies today and they are 2 gorgeous layering flower dies plus this beautiful sentiment die.

The new dies are "Hello Friend Posh Script Die" (94586), "Cottage Flower Stem" (94611) and "Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral" (94618).  

Here's a closer look at my card:

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The new flower die has been cut from Yupo paper that was inked with alcohol inks and the flower centers were cut from the glitter papers. I embossed the top portion of the slimline panel after cutting it with the "Wrapped Stitched Slimline" die and then added a strip of the lighter glitter paper to tuck the stems under. Some flowers are popped up and others were glued directly to the background. Both the butterfly and the sentiment were both cut from the glitter papers and after adding them to the card, I added a few gems.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my slimline floral card for today. Be sure to stop by the Memory Box blog each day for more inspiration from the whole design team.

Thanks for stopping by!

AngiesignatureNEW

 

 

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01/07/2022

Fri 07

It’s a Daisy Today by Jean Okimoto

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It's easy to create a daisy with the Contempo Poinsettia and Stencil Set from our holiday collection.  Offset the outline, add a glittered heart and Vintage Varsity Alphabet greeting.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a Valentine slimline design - and some inspiration for our January Alphabet Challenge.

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Need a longer strip of cardstock for diecutting?  Join 2 strips of the Vibrant Violet 6x6 and cut it with the  7.2" x 2.2" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  The seamline  - near the top of the strip in the photo above - will be covered by the petals.

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Cut Contempo Poinsettia from a white glittered 6x6 in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  Save the delicate outline diecut for another project - we're using the petal offcuts here.  Use the Contempo Poinettia stencil as a template to attachthe petals to the rectangle - except 1 large petal.  Attach the petals so they'll conceal the joined sections of the rectangle background.  Attach the remaining petal to the background.

Cut the poinsettia again from white cardstock - save the petals for another project - we're using the white outline to contrast the white glittered petals.  Cut the heart - from the Have a Heart set - from a dark pink 6x6  in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.  Attach the white outline and the glittered heart.  

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Cut LOVE from a light pink 6x6 in the Vibrant Violet Collection with the Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  Attach the rectangle to a slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") of White Woodgrain Paper (it's actually cardstock).  Add pale lavender Fairy Gemstones  from the Winter Fantasy set.  The gemstone colors look similar from the top - turn the acetate sheet over to the backside and it'll be easy to identify the different shades.

Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to cover and protect the card front for mailing.

Contempo Poinsettia can be used throughout the year for different blossoms and seasons.  Build unique flowers in soft spring pastels, bright summer colors and rich fall shades.  As my friend Jacky says, "it's the die that keeps on giving!"  The Memory Box 6x6 Color Collections and Glitter Pads have the perfect colors for every season and occasion.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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01/04/2022

Tue 04

With Love and a Rose Bouquet Heart by Jean Okimoto

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Hello and Happy '22!  Jean Okimoto here with a quick card to start the year.  Diecut Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape and layer it over a leaf-green Jumbled Lines Collage.  Add a quick stamped and diecut greeting and sparkly Fairy Crystals - that's it!  The design is simple, versatile and matches several of the greetings in the Big and Little Reverse Words stamp set.

Cut white cardstock with the 3.1 x 8.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage.  Cut a strip of soft green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection and attach it behind the collage.  Attach  the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Attach Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and cut it with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart die.  Attach it to the card with doublestick tape at the bottom and foamtape at the top for dimension.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  Dry the ink, then cut it with the die that's included in the set.  Attach it with foamtape.

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Add the pale green Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

The Rose Bouquet and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tapes are perfect for Valentine cards - or any card you need in a hurry!  They have handcolored-look with a soft frosty shimmer.  Attach the tapes to backgrounds of different colors - or crisp white.  The adhesive is very secure - no flyaway edges or corners here!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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12/24/2021

Fri 24

Snowy Collage Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Christmas-y dies are great for holiday thank you cards too!  Layer a traditional snowman  over a frosty Flurries Wide Washi Tape background and add pretty pink accessories to create a sweet snowgal to say thanks for holiday gifts and thoughtfulness.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here...Cheers to everyone celebrating tomorrow!

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Oval Snowman Collage.  Mask the adjacent areas with strips of Post-It notes and color the carrot nose and twiggy arms with markers.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to pink wool-blend felt and cut the scarf from the collage die set.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives fron saturating it.

The collage set includes a tophat die for a snowman - but we're DIY-ing a poufy, glittery pink hat for the snowgal.  Cut the delicate Thank You Posh Script layer from the pink Delicate Pastel glitter pad sheet - save the offcuts from the O and U.  Attach them behind the snowgal's head - she now has a hat!

Adhere Poppystamps' Flurries Wide Washi Tape to black paper or lightweight cardstock.  Cut a 3-½" x 4" piece of it and run it through a diecut machine to eliminate any air pockets and smooth it out.  

Attach the Flurries background the diecut rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.

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Cut the greeting background from a gray 6x6 sheet in the Earth Neutrals Collection.  Attach it behind the pink greeting.  Attach the greeting to the card.  Add orange jewels.

As always, thank you for your loyal and continuing support of Memory Box throughout the years.  We appreciate your selection of our products for your creative projects! Adding my personal thanks too - for your thoughtful comments here and on social media.

Thanks for visiting - Happy Holidays if you're celebrating tomorrow!

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