Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Merry Christmas with Memory Box New Christmas 2023 Release

Hello and welcome, I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with a fun Christmas card using some of the beautiful newly released dies from the latest release! 

You have to check out this release, it's big and has so many beautiful things, including some new already foiled sentiments, new papers, 3D embossing folders and so much more.

For my card today I used the Vintage Tray 3D embossing folder and coordinating die set. I only used the embossing folder and not the die. But it's very cool and it cuts out each shape of the woodgrain sections plus the outside frame that also has lots of pretty detail. I added the embossed panel to a white card base and then started cutting my pieces from white card stock. I actually cut everything from white and colored them with alcohol markers.

First I cut the Classic Pine Needle Springs die and colored them with a dark green. Next I cut the Woodgrain Bird House, colored all the pieces and glued them together. Once it was together, I added lots of sparkle pen to the snow on top of the house. Here's a closer look at all that sparkle:

I cut the 2 birds from the Nested Chickadee Duo die set and colored all the pieces before I put them together. And lastly I cut the Merry Christmas Jolly Script die, also from white and used red markers on the larger layering background piece to lay the thinner letters on top of. Just remember to save the inside of your "e" and your "a" so you can add those pieced to the red background.

Once I was happy with the layout, I started glueing some piece down and popping some up on foam tape for dimension. Here's one last look:

I really love those cute birds and that birdhouse. There are other birds in the release including a cardinal, so check out all the new goodies from the 2023 Christmas release HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the team.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Stamptember with Riley and Company and Simon Says Stamp Collaboration

Hello, welcome and Happy Stamptember! I have 3 cards I created with the brand new Stamptember collaboration set from Riley and Company and Simon Says Stamp. It' the cutest set, take a look:

Supplies I used:
This set, once sold out, will no longer be available for purchase so if you want it purchase it right away HERE for the stamp and die set and HERE if you only want the stamp set.

Here's my 1st card:

I wanted Riley the Moose in the image to be holding alcoholic beverages so I used the ones from Martini Riley and Riley Toast.  I just stamped the image and cut off the glasses then attached them to the new stamp's Riley image.  The brick wall was made by first die cutting it from dark teal card stock and then running a white ink pad lightly over the top.  I the went in with a dark blue and dark green colored pencil to darken the grout lines.  The flowers and leaves were all die cut then added randomly around the card.

RC Brick Wall die RD556
RC Leaf Frame Flowers and leaves die set
RC Professional Riley Dress Up stamp set (eyeglasses)
Sparkle Pen
SSS White ink
Glossy Accents 
Martini from Martini Riley
Champagne from Riley Toast

Here's another look:

It's that just the cutest image?

Here's card number 2:

RC/SSS Stamptember set
Violet Studio Fall into Autumn paper pad

Easy quick card - I colored image with colored pencils and white gel pen, then arranged patterned papers as a backdrop for the image.  Lastly added the sentiment.

Here's a closer look:

And here's card number 3:
RC/SSS New Stamptember set
Violet Studio Fall into Autumn paper pad

The image was colored with colors pencils and a white gel pen.

I cut the Block Squares 5 times, 3 from thick white card, 1 from yellow card stock and 1 from the wheat patterned paper and stacked them up, with the solid yellow one on bottom.  I added Riley into the bottom square between the back yellow and top 4 layers so he looks like he's popping out of the square.  Next I trimmed off his legs then added the whole square panel to the card from near the bottom toward the right.

The Corner Flower was die cut 4 times, 2X from the wheat patterned paper in the pack and two times from yellow card stock.  I added the wheat outline to the yellow one and popped the bottom one up on foam tape.  The first on, the one on the bottom was not put all the way into the top left corner.  The 2nd Corner Flower was put exactly in the top left corner so it looked more like a sun in the sky.  I made both Corner Flowers exactly the same way only the top one was added to the bottom one with glue.

Lastly, I rounded 2 of the corners and then added black lines and dots with a Gelly Roll #8 black pen.

RC Corner Flower RD562
RC Block Squares RD573
Sparkle pen
Blk Gelly Roll 08
Prismacolor Pencils
Memory Box Card stock Yellow
Violet Studio Fall into Autumn paper pad

Here's one last look at my last card:

I hope you like the cards I made with the SSS/RC Collaboration Stamp die set for the 2023 Stamptember event!  If you want this set, run to this PAGE and buy it right away before it's gone!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamptember!

Friday, September 15, 2023

Memory Box & Simon Says Stamp "So Kind"

Hello and welcome!  I'm a little late in posting these cards because I didn't receive my Stamptember collaboration stamp set for Simon Says Stamp and Memory Box until last night!  But I was able to create 2 cards with it to share with you!

Supplies:     All supplies are also linked below at the bottom of the post.

The set is called "So Kind" and it's not sold out yet so you can get it if you hurry and click on my affiliate links above.  Once it's sold out, it will no longer be available.  AND there's free shipping for purchases over $25 on the SSS site if you use this code:  FRSHIP

Here's card #1.
I stamped and heat embossed the images and sentiment, then colored them with Zigs, inked the right side and then added it to a card base that had 2 strips of washi tape on either side.  Lastly I added a few light pink gems.Here's one last look:

And for card #2 I heat embossed the images and a different sentiment in gold powder and colored them with colored pencils.  I added gold paint pen dots, then trimmed it down a little, added striped washi tape on 2 sides and added it to a white card base.

Here's another look:

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you are enjoying the SSS Stamptember celebration!

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Fun Colorful Pumpkins with Memory Box Dies

Hello and welcome, I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with some super fun colorful pumpkins made with the newest pumpkin die "Autumn Pumpkin." I love non traditional colors for cards so today I went a little crazy on my pumpkin colors! 

One of the reasons I wanted to create this card is because I recently started scrapbooking and I have so many left over scraps from those large 12 by 12 papers! So for my card today I picked a group of coordinating paper scraps and used them to cut all the die cuts from. For the background I used the Slim Diagonal Collage die twice to cut the two separate strips of diagonal lines and then backed that panel with a solid color from the paper collection. Here you can see all the pumpkins I cut in a row, alongside the background panel:

You can see all the colorful papers I chose to mix and match. And below you can see that I am arranging them in the order I like right over that solid white strip so it will look like the diagonal die cut the whole panel instead of 2 separate strips.

Once I was happy with my arranged pumpkins, I glued on the stems and leaves to each pumpkin. Next I turned them over and added 2 layers of foam tape down the middle of them. I did this because there are lines cut in the pumpkin with the die so that you can bend the sides backwards a little and it gives the illusion of a more rounded 3D pumpkin. I love that about this die, it really looks realistic in real life. Here's you can see the first layer of foam tape on the back of the pumpkins.

When I added the pumpkins to the background, each had foam tape in the centers and liquid glue on each side so I could kind of round them out a little more than just laying them down flat. Next I cut the background brown piece using the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles largest die from the set. I put my white panel on top and then cut the BOO using brown and white card stock with the Bennet Alphabet die set.

After adding the boo letters on the middle 3 pumpkins, I added shimmer pen and glossy accents to help them stand out more. Here's closer look at this:

I had so much fun creating this large slimline card for today and I hope you will try making non-traditional colored die cuts from your leftover card stock pieces! Here's one last look:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Spellbinders Dancing Figgy Pudding Cards - New Release

Hello and welcome!  I have two cards made with the brand newly released "Dancing Figgy Pudding" die set.  Here's the supplies I used for both cards.


This first card's background was made with the "Dazzling Diamonds" hot foil plate used like an embossing plate and not a hot foil plate.  Once I embossed it I ran a red ink pad over the top making all the raised areas red.  Next I cut some ovals using the "Fran's Frames" die set to layer my dancing character on.
I cut the dies from different colors of card stock and put them together - so easy to do.  After putting him together I added some white gel pen.

Here's a closer look:

The sentiment is a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp, layered on a strip of red card stock.

Now onto my 2nd card, take a look:

For this card the background was made with the brand newly released embossing folder called "Monoline Stars."  After embossing the panel, I added Fired Brick Distress Ink around the edges before adding the cute "Figgy Pudding" character.  This time I cut his scarf stripped in blue.  The sentiment was hot foiled with turquoise foil and comes from the "Christmas Magic" hot foil sentiment die set.  Here's one last look:

I hope you like my cards for today, I just fell in love with the "Dancing Figgy Pudding" die when I saw it.  I had so much fun creating with these new release dies.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Memory Box Boiling Cauldron

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two card featuring the new "Boiling Cauldron" die set.  

For my first card I used the "Magnolia Grove" paper pad to cut a white/gold swirl pattern circle die and matted it on larger black die.  Next I cut the caldron dies from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad" and layered it on top of the circles, then added some jewels for sparkle and interest.  The sentiment is the "Boo Posh Script" die layered in black and mirror card stock.  Here's a closer look:

I love how the die has a dripping look to the boiling liquid!  Here's one last look:

Next I used all the same supplies except I cut the drippy part from paper I got from the "Magnolia Grove" paper pad.

After putting the cauldron together and the word die, I added white gel pen accents and put them on the card front.  I cut shin strips of purple and gold mirror card stock and added them randomly in the corners and then added some jewels for shine and interest.  Here's another look:

I like the way this turned out, with the added strips.  I think it adds a bit of whimsy to the card.  Here's one last look:



Friday, August 25, 2023

August Riley and Company New Release

Supplies I used on my cards:

First card featuring the new "Happy Belated Birthday" sentiment also features the Fall Leaf Overlay Cut-Ups die.
I colored it with Zig Clean Color Markers and then backed it with another cut of the leaf overlay in white.

Here's card 2 with the belated birthday sentiment, this time with the Pumpkins Overlay Cut-Ups die, colored also with Zigs, backed in white and trimmed where just the pumpkins show.

For my 3rd card using the belated bday sentiment, I used Cheers Riley, and some of the stamps and dies from Riley Dress Up Birthday set.

Card 1 with "old farts club" sentiment using Smiling Burt, on top of background made with "You Marvelous Old Fart" funny bones sentiment stamped in grey one direction and pink in the other direction.

Old Fart's Club card #2 features Dress Up Raccoon with the beard from the Dress Up Gnome stamp and die set, the hat, glasses, and bow tie from the Dress Up Professional stamp and die set.

Card #3 with Old Fart's Club funny bone sentiment uses Felix the Cat colored with pastel pencils on dark card stock on top of some funky patterned paper with added gems.

Card #1 for Time of Year features the new Candy Corn Cut-Ups die colored like candy corn and on top of some bright orange card stock.  Dress up Raccoon is dress in shirt from the Dress Up Halloween stamp and die set.

Card #2 with the "time of year" sentiment features a blue inked sky, the Happy Halloween die from the Spider Web Cut-Ups die and the same Dress Up Halloween shirt and Halloween bag from the same set.  Next to Dress Up Riley is a tuft of grass from the Dress Up Spring stamp and die set.

And last card with "Time of Year" sentiment features Dress Up Riley as a vampire using the Dress Up Halloween stamp and die set, and the Boo/Spider banner from the same set.  On the bottom strip of orange paper, there are the same Happy Halloween from the Spider Web die set.

The next Funny Bones sentiment is "You are Boo-tiful" and card one features the new Spider Web Cut-Ups die, plus the "3 Little Ghosts" Cut-Ups dies.  I stacked the white ghost on top of the black to form a shadow.

Card #2 features the same 3 ghosts but also the new Trees Overlay - Cut-Ups die.  I cut 3 of the trees, 2 in black and one in white and stacked them offset.  I also added some spiders from the Spider Web die set.

And my last card using the Boo-tiful die uses Dress Up Bunny as a ghost, from the Dress Up Halloween stamp and die set, plus the cute "Hairdresser" stamp.  I figured it was perfect since they were at the Boo-ti Shop!  hahaha!

Hope you like my cards for today!  Be sure to check out the entire August Riley and Company release!

Thanks for stopping by!