Sunday, March 19, 2023

Slimline "Hello" Card with New Memory Box Dies + Video

Hello and welcome, I'm up on the Memory Box blog today, with a mini slimline "Hello" card featuring the new Backyard Floral Stems and the Woodgrain Fence Pickets dies. Here's a look at those dies below along with a short video showing how I made my card: 


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In the video you will see how I color the die-cuts with markers and colored pencils to get a fun realistic rustic look on them. I also used some Distress Inks with pencil type blending brushes. Putting the card together was so much fun! I made the fence by using the pickets vertically and on the horizontal ones I cut off the tops. Here's a couple more pictures of my card: 

I also share a tip for getting really clean white embossing on black card stock. I prefer to use black alcohol Ink card stock because it's such a dark solid black. It's a little more expensive that just regular black card stock but it really holds up to the heat and the reaction the white embossing powder has on the paper, is always clean and bright white.

Here's a closer look: 

I had so much fun making this card and video for you today.

Here's one last look: 

Let me know what you think in the comments and I will see you next time! Be sure to come back every day for more inspiration from the team.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Three Rainbow Cards with Memory Box Curlicue Plate Die

Hello and welcome!  I've got three cards today featuring the brand newly released "Curlicue Plate Die."

Supply list:

I really like this die because it's so versatile and you can do so much with it.  I plan to make more cards using just portions of the die making it possible to make lots of cards from one die cut.

I ink blended inks on a piece of card stock with Simon Says inks in rainbow colors on a diagonal, then cut the die from it.  Before I took the die cut out of the die, I put a piece of Press and Seal on it, turned it over and then poked all the little pieces out onto the piece of Press and Seal.  Below you can see what that looks like:

Next, I cut 2 more of the dies from thick white card stock and added them to a white card base.  Here's a look at card #1.

As you can see I didn't paper piece every piece into the first card, just some of them.  Here's a close look:

With the left over pieces, I made the next card the same way:

They both have different pieces put into the openings and on the 2nd card I turned the panel over leaving the purple on the top and the red on the bottom.  Here's a close look:

Now for the last card, I used the rainbow colored die cut and added the left over white pieces to it.

To make this easier, I added the rainbow die to a piece of double sided adhesive and then paper pieced the pieces in.  If you look below you can see on the top right, the edge of double sided paper I added to hold all the little inserts.

And below you can see that after I pieces all the white piece in, I took the release paper off the other side of the double sided adhesive  paper so I could adhere the whole piece to a white card base.

Here's one last look at my 3rd and final card:

All three card have the same sentiment heat embossed in white on black card stock.   The sentiment is from the "Joyful Moments" stamp set CL5266.

I hope you like my rainbow cards for today!  I had so much fun creating in my craft room with this awesome new die.  Be sure to check out all the amazing new release items HERE.

Be sure to come back each day to see more inspiration from the design team.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Designing for Riley and Company February Release

Hello all!

Just a quick note to let you know that I have joined the design team for Riley and Company!

I have lots of cards today featuring some amazing new products.  

Here's my Supply List:

First here are 4 Cards with New small sentiments:

Thanks Die, New sentiments - 2 cards

Here's the Happy Birthday Die with new small sentiments - 2 cards:

And now here are 3 cards featuring a new Funny Bones "Stuck With Me" sentiment:
Felix and Stuck with me

Dress Up Riley, Dress Up Spring, Stuck with me

Felix, Mr & Mrs dies, Stuck with me

Next we have 3 cards with the newly released Funny Bones "Attitude" sentiment.
Dress Up Riley, Dress Up Birthday, Heart Background die, Attitude

Dress Up Giraffe, Dress Up Professional, Attitude

Dress Up Giraffe, Heart Background, Attitude

Here are 3 cards using the new Funny Bones 87% sentiment:
Dress Up Riley, Dress Up Gnome, 87%

Coffee Riley, Brick Wall die, 87 %

Coffee Riley, Mr & Mrs dies (hearts), 87%

And lastly we have 3 cards featuring the new Funny Bones "Caffeinated" Sentiment:
Dress Up Riley, Dress Up Professional, Balloon background, Caffeinated 

Dress Up Riley, Dress Up Birthday, Dress Up Professional, Caffeinated

Ethel, Caffeinated

Supply List from SSS:

New release items affiliate links for Riley and Company and Funny Bones will all be added as soon as they are available!

Spellbinders Scrolled Punch & Pierce Plate - 2 Cards

Newly released background die from @teamspellbinders 

Supply list -

combined with #spellbinders floral dies and sentiments from @memoryboxco and @birchpressdesign Such a pretty punched and pierced pattern!  #hellocard #newrelease #diecutting #floralcard #flowers #diecuts #worddies #sentiments #backgrounddie #cardmakersofinstagram #handmadecard #greetingcard #coloring #inkblending #papercrafting #paperhug #snailmail

Hello Beautiful with the New Spellbinders Scrolled Punch & Pierce Plate

Hello and welcome!  Today is the new release day for Spellbinders and I'm featuring a wonderful new cutting plate called "Scrolled Punch & Pierce Plate.  Here's a real close look:

This plate is very versatile and can be used in so many ways.  The outer edges can be punch out or left with all the little piece in tack.  Two different center sections cut out and are full of gorgeous piercings.  

For my card I took the outer portion and punch out all the openings to reveal that gorgeous pattern and backed it with dark gray card.  Next I reinserted the two inner panels with all the piercings.  

I didn't want to distract from the gorgeous background so I simply added a Spellbinders die cut floral image from the Spellbinders Santa Lane die cut package, and a heat sentiment from the previously released (January) "Butterfly Kisses."  Thatset was a collaboration with Simon Hurley.  Lastly I added tiny jewels after popping up both image and sentiment.  I added the whole panel to a white card base and I was done!  Here's one last look:

I hope you like my card for today!  I've listed all my supplies below in case you are interested in them.  They are affiliate links at no extra cost to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Newly released background die from @teamspellbinders 

Supply list:

combined with #spellbinders floral diets and sentiments from Spellbinders collaboration with @simonhurly #butterflykisses set   -  Such a pretty punched and pierced pattern!  #hellocard #newrelease #diecutting #floralcard #flowers #diecuts #heatembossing #sentiments #backgrounddie #cardmakersofinstagram #handmadecard #greetingcard #coloring #inkblending #papercrafting #paperhug #snailmail

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

I Cherish Our Friendship with Spellbinders & Simon Hurley Create

Hello and welcome!  I have another card featuring the new "Butterfly Kisses" stamp and die set collaboration from Spellbinders and Simon Hurley.  It's a beautiful set with lots of sweet sentiments and a large pretty floral image and several beautiful butterflies.

Supply list:

For this card I heat embossed the floral image on vellum with copper embossing powder, then colored the back of it with alcohol markers.

I then added the image to some double sided adhesive and added it to a piece of acetate and then added that to another piece of double sided adhesive so I could adhere it to my card front without the glue showing through.  

I added it to the card front and then added a the heat embossed sentiment to the bottom.  Here's one last look at my card:

I hope you like my card!  I have affiliate links below at no extra cost to you!  Be sure to check out all the new products HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!