Showing posts with label Memory Box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memory Box. Show all posts

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Three for St. Patrick's Day!

Here are three more St. Patrick's Day cards that I made for a sale at my church.

For my first card, I pounced Alchemy and Sublime Alcohol Pearl Inks onto Translucent Lupo paper.  Then I layered die cut  Memory Box shamrocks over the panel with foam dots and added 3 rhinestones.  
The frames on all of my cards were made using Pierced Feature Frames - Rectangles from PTI. 

 The images above and below are digital that I printed from my computer using  Dover Holiday Vignettes - A book and CD of vintage holiday images for Halloween, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July and Easter.
I'm linking my card to:
my cards are clean and layered 
Inspired by the shamrock

Stamps:  St. Paddy's Day from A Beary Good Year set - The Cat's Pajamas, St. Patrick's Day from Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (retired out of business)
Paper:  white, Pine Feather, New Leaf, Simply Chartruese - PTI, Translucent Lupo - Ranger.
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots, rhinestones, Digital Vintage Images - Dover Holiday Vignettes, Alcohol Pearl Inks Alchemy and Sublime - Ranger.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Three for Luck!

So I need to make some St. Patrick's Day cards for a sale at my church next month -  people mostly buy the chocolate shamrock pops my friend Jeannine makes but some also want to buy cards.

I looked to the challenges out in blog land for inspiration for my designs and, of course I found some!

My first card design was inspired by the February CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.
 The Love Notes die from Reverse Confetti has score lines on it so the edges can be folded up to make the die dimensional - sort of little tray!  I die cut it out of Translucent Alcohol Ink Yupo.  I colored it by pouncing one the new Alcohol Pearl Inks called Sublime onto it.  I stamped the sentiment from Irish Blessings (retired from Waltzingmouse) on a white strip and added a die cut Memory Box clover - both up on foam dots.

My second card was inspired by the Sunday Stamp Challenge.
 I die cut a scallop heart Nestability and layered a die cut clover over it.  I put a strip of washi tape behind it.  I used the Pierced Feature Frame Rectangle die from PTI for the background and framing. The sentiment is another one from Irish Blessings. 
My third card was inspired by the Country View Challenges: Black and White Plus One color.

So this is very similar to my first card above but I stamped the circles on the white card die cut and added a piece of washi tape behind it.   The sentiment is from Irish Blessings and the dots are from Off Beat Backgrounds - both retired from Waltzingmouse.

So now I have 3 St. Patrick's Day cards for my church sale! 

Hinges of Friendship
Stamps:  Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)
Paper: White, Pine Feather - PTI, Translucent Yupo - Ranger
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Sublime, Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, foam dots.

Stamps:  Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse, Pine Feather - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: Scalloped Heart Nestability, Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, washi tape, foam dots.

May the Road Rise
Stamps:  Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)
Paper:  White, New Leaf, True Black- PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn.
Accessories: Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, washi tape, foam dots.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Triple Boo!

I'm back today with a Halloween Card.  Clean and Simple -  and triple scary!
I was going to use just one spider on the web (there are two dies here both from Memory Box - the web and the spider) but I cut several spiders as I was making multiple cards.  So - I thought how much more creepy this would be with 3 spiders on the web -  and it is, don't you think???  
I'm getting the shivers just looking at it again!!
I've used the spider die before and I've had the web for just as long 
(4-5 years?! these are both so old Memory Box no longer has them on their site) 
but somehow I never used the web die.
The spiders bodies are popped up on foam dots and the top of their 'string' is glued to the web.  I added orange Tiny Twinkles for eyes just to make them even MORE creepy!  The sentiment is white embossed on black and popped up on foam dots as well.  The panel is white linen so has a little texture to it but you really can't see it in the photo.

Which is why I love Darnell's NBUS challenge
it makes us look at what we have stashed away, get it out and use it!
 I'm also linking my card to:


Stamps:  Boo - Amuse
Paper:  White, Fresh Snow Linen, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Creepy Web Die, Dangling Spider Die - Memory Box, foam dots, Tombow Blue, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, white embossing powder.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Two for Christmas

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today that I made for two different challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.
My first card was for the Inspiration Challenge -  Audrie had us look at the Moleskine Journal website for inspiration.  I was inspired by this Harry Potter journal photo:
And here is the card I created - layering grey die cuts over kraft card.
My second card was for the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge where Chris (Inkpad on SCS) was the Featured Stamper and we were to choose a card of hers to CASE. (copy and share everything)
This is Chris's card that I CASED.
 And here is my card.  We are supposed to change several things on our cards.
I had smaller cat dies and since my two cats are grey I made my die cut cats gray, used a die to make the snow in the sky, used different DP and different sentiment. I also added a silver star to the snowy sky. I brushed over the little wooden star with a silver glitter Wink of Stella Brush.  I used Kraft Core Cordinations on frame, sky and cats and sanded them all a bit to expose the kraft core.

I hope everyone on the US is having a great Labor Day long weekend!
Mountain Christmas
Stamps: Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper: Kraft, Soft Stone, Ocean Tides, White - PTI
Ink: True Black, Ocean Tides - PTI 
Accessories: houses die - Ali Epress, mountains - Alpine Christmas Die Set - Waltzingmouse (retired)

Silent Cats
Stamps: Silent Night - PTI 
Paper: Vintage Cream, white - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations, DP Brioche/Memory Box
Ink: True Black - PTI 
Accessories: Grand Madison Window Die, Cozy Kitties Die, Sitting Cat Die - Poppy Stamps, Snow Fall Die - Memory Box, Silver glitter Wink of Stella Brush, wooden star - Hobby Lobby, foam dots, mini sander - Ranger.      

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April CAS Mix Up Challenge - Mid Month Reminder!

Here's my post for the Mid Month reminder of the April CAS Mix Up Challenge!  We're using Inlaid Die cutting along with stamping and your choice of another media.
I made another Easter card for this month's challenge - just in time right???!!!  
I -  1) stamped the egg, 2) inlaid the die cut egg and die cut bunny, and 3) my choices - die cut the panel with a stitched edge die, used Wink of Stella, a black pearl, and die cut tissue grass
I die cut the egg out of a white card panel that I had cut with a stitched edge die.  
I stamped this beautiful egg on the white egg die cut.  Then I die cut the bunny out of the center of the stamped egg.  At this point, I adhered the white panel onto the white card base.
I die cut the bunny again out of a piece of brown Color Core Cordinations and sanded the edges so the red showed through.  I die cut the bow out of Hibiscus Burst card and brushed it with Clear Wink of Stella for a little glitter!
I inlaid the bunny on the egg (she pops up a bit as I layered it onto the piece I cut out of the egg), adhered the bow, and added her black pearl eye.  I die cut some grass out of green tissue using a fringe border die and adhered two layers of  it over the bottom of the bunny.
You have until April 24th to link up your inlaid die cut cards!  You'll find the challenge rules, video links to Inlaid Die cutting methods and wonderful inspiration from the Design Team here.

Also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Nestie Eggs - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White and Hibiscus Burst - PTI, green tissue paper, Color Core Cordinations
Ink:  Blueberry Sky - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Stitched Edge - Waltzingmouse (retired), Nested Eggs- Nestabilities, Mini Bunny and Bow Set - Tim Holtz/Alterations Movers and Shapers, Fringe Border - Memory Box, Mini Sander - Ranger, Tombow Glue, Clear Wink of Stella, black pearl - Kaiser Craft.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thank You Twice

I can't believe I have cards to share with you today -  as many of you know - I had back surgery for pinched nerves on Friday, Jan 6th and did so well that they let me come home on Sunday instead of today.  So I was able to grab some time in my craft room in between naps  - careful not to BLT (bend, lift or twist!) which I cannot do for 6 weeks.
I needed some thank you cards and so quickly checked out a few challenges for inspiration and designed these simple cards.
 I inked up just part of this row of trees stamp and pressed it onto the card.
I'm linking this card to:
House of Cards - I was inspired by the trees in the photo and several of the colors

I used a sentiment die.
and here's my 2nd card
the chipboard bird and stamp are new, the tree branch and sentiment are die cut.
I'm linking this card to:
the chipboard bird and stamp are new. 
Plus it's a new card to thank someone for a new gift!?!

Thank You Trees
Stamps:  Tree Line - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White, Scarlet Jewel - PTI
Ink:  Watering Can - Wendy Vecchi Archival
Accessories:  Thank You Die - PTI, tan sequins

Thank You Branch
Stamps:  Stamps and Stencils - Put a Bird on It - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White, Soft Stone, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink:  Watering Can and Cornflower Blue - Wendy Vecchi Archival
Accessories:  Mat Minis Birds and Their houses - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous, Thank You die - PTI, Woodland Branch Die - Memory Box, brown sequins.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Holly Snow Globe

I was excited to see the latest Merry Monday Challenge - to Use Holly 
(aren't these beautiful table decorations??!!!)
My all time favorite holly stamp and dies are from Waltzingmouse -  Festive Foliage and Holly Sprig Die set.  And the beautiful inspiration photo with the holly in round water filled vases made me think of my Memory Box  Snow Globe die! (which may be retired as I could not find it on their site)
(Avery Elle has one here and MFT has one here -  or you could just punch a circle and cut your own base to make a snow globe)
I die cut the holly and berries, stamping them in two different shades of green.  I layered the berries over the holly with foam dots.  I adhered one of the holly flat onto the card base and I used foam dots on the 2nd holly to give the feeling of depth inside the globe.   I die cut the snow globe out of blue card stock and the base out of black, embossing the sentiment on the base with white embossing powder.  I die cut a circle of acetate using a circle Nestability slightly larger than the opening of the snow globe and glued it to the back of the opening.
 I layered the blue over the card base using thick foam dots so it held it above the raised holly. 
There are just a couple of days left for the Merry Monday Challenge so if you are inspired better get cracking!

I'm also linking this to the Happy Stampers September  Christmas Challenge -  Holly
Stamps:  Festive Foliage - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black, Blueberry Sky - PTI,  clear acetate from stash
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, New Leaf - PTI, Versamark
Accessories:  Holly Die Set - Waltzingmouse, Medium Snow Globe - Memory Box, Circle Nestability, white embossing powder, heat tool, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Little Domed Church

First - thanks for the get well wishes for my cold, several of you left on my last post!  I finally went to the doctor on Wednesday and she diagnosed sinusitis - so I'm on antibiotics, Sudafed and Flonase nasal spray.  I'm feeling a little better and hopefully with 7 days on the antibiotic it will all clear up.

I wanted to share a project I made as a fund raiser for my church.  We recently had 26 new windows installed in several rooms of our church and, although we got a partial grant from our diocese, we still had to raise $500 for each window.  People have been donating and we have about 2/3rds paid for - but I had this idea when I saw the wonderful little church die from Papertrey Ink. 

First I must give credit - my design was totally inspired by Amy Sheffer's project using these dies here.
Below is my finished little dome scene.
I made 12 of them -  using the PTI Scene It Basic Backer Die with the Spring Rain, a slightly smaller Nestability circle with the Spring Moss and Rustic Cream with the Petite Places Church dies, and the Pop Up Tree dies.  So here are all the pieces cut out.
Our church is cream and brown - so I stamped the Petite Places Church stamps in Rich Cocoa over the Rustic Cream cardstock.
I easily assembled each little church using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive on the edges - you could also use something like ScorTape.  See how tiny it is in my hand!  LOVE IT!!!  You can punch out each pane of window - but I left mine intact.
I hand drew a little walkway out of the Rustic Cream to fit the space I wanted and adhered that and the church onto the Spring Moss Circle.  I also layered some of the green under the circle to cover the holes left by the trees when you pop them up.
Here is a photo of our church -  St. John's Episcopal, Saugus, MA
I purchased some greenery used for miniature railroads or scenes at a local art shop - called Foliage Clusters/Bushes by Wee Scapes to use around the church.  PTI sells something similar here - but I wanted mine more dense and I like how it worked out!  I just spread some Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive around the church and trees and pressed the greenery onto it.  I added some flower sequins I had in my stash to the bushes for spots of shimmer and color.
 Here are several of them on my work table - I just love miniature things!
I adhered the clear dome over the scene by running the Scotch Quick Dry adhesive along the edge of the dome and carefully placing it over the scene - outside the green edge.  I typed what I wanted on the tag on my computer and printed it on the Rustic Cream cardstock.  I used the Key Tag Punch from SU, punched a hole on the side and looped some Cappuccino Twine through the tag and then tied it in a bow through the loop on the dome.  I then layered the whole thing to a slightly larger scalloped coaster I had in my stash.
And here it is -  how cute ??!!
Here are the 12 -  all completed - even MORE cute. 
A view from the back - sorry for the glare - it's really hard to get a picture of these!
A view from the sky...
Thought I'd also share the poster I made for the window campaign.  I die cut 26 Poppy Stamps windows and 26 small suns from Lil'Inker Designs.  Whenever enough money is collected to pay for one window -  they stick a sun on that window -  we now have suns shining through the top three rows of windows!
Now I hope they sell!
Thanks so much for stopping by today -   I hope you are having a great weekend!  I'm looking forward to hosting my sister's 65th b'day party tomorrow with the family.