Monday, February 16, 2015

Busy as a Bee

Good Morning and Happy Monday!  Today I am over on the Memory Box Blog with another fun Springy card.  Still wishing even though everywhere seems to be colder and getting more snow than ever.   I love the new Open Studio dies and today I'm using Busy As A Bee 30031.  It has the fun honeycomb border die, the Bee and the Bee trail.   The Bee wings are were created using vellum for a more ethereal feel.

 Also used on this card the Bamboo Shoots 98793 for a bit of greenery.  

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope you stay warm and have a Wonderful Day!


Monday, February 09, 2015

Florina Bees

 Good Morning, today I have a Happy Springy card over on the Memory Box Blog.  Wishful thinking on my part, I know, but I'm hoping the snow will melt soon and green will begin to pop out.  I started with the Florina Corner 99081 out of green and added the Itty Bitty Bumblebees 99028.  For an accent I have added a bit of Stickles to some flowers and also to the bumblebee wings.
Memory Box Products Used:
Florina Heart - 99081
Itty Bitty Bumblebees - 99028
 Violet Distressed Dot Paper

I hope this brightens your Monday just a bit and your all staying warm.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Half A Heart

Happy Monday! I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today.  We enjoyed a day indoors here in Chicagoland yesterday while a little blizzard dumped some snow on us!  The residual affect is that the kids don't have school today.  Good for them they get a long weekend and a yard full of snow drifts and mounds to play in. 

Yesterday was however the perfect day to get some playing with my crafty supplies done.  So I grabbed the Half a Heart 99130 and went to town creating some Fabulous Fold Die Cut cards.  I'm so excited Memory Box came out with a die that is only half a shape for this technique.  I usually stick my nose in my die cut machine and cross my eyes to try to figure out where to stop die cutting.  This is amazingly simple.

First cut your cardstock  5 1/2" x 8 1/2", then score it at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".  I still like to crease all of the folds lines, especially on white so I can see exactly where the score is.  Next open the card up flat and place it on your cutting mat then set the Half a Heart die to the right of the 2 1/8" score line, make sure your touching the line.  Now just cut.  That's really it.  AMAZING right no lining it up or taping it. 

I decorated the hearts with the Cross Stitched Hearts 99125 cut out of read and black cardstock.  The small hearts got foam taped to the larger ones and then glittered with Stickles.  The smallest hearts decorated the inside of the card.  I did add the XOXO from the Urban Lowercase Alphabet 98874 to the front to complete the card.

Memory Box Products used:

Half a Heart - 99130
Cross Stitched Hearts - 99125
Urban Lowercase Alphabet - 98874
Cranberry Gingham Paper - 77918

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cross Stitched Love

Good Morning!  I'm over at the Memory Box Blog  today with  another fun card using the Memory Box January 2015 Release.  This was a fun quick card using the Cross Stitched Love 99128 twice on a piece of red mirror card.  I layered the red onto black cardstock and popped it over some very cute satin ribbon hearts on top of the Dot Licorice paper.   This would be a great mass produced card if you had to make some for a full class or office.   

Memory Box Products Used:
Cross Stitched Love 99128
Dot Licorice Paper 77902

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you like it.  Have an Wonderful Day!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

LOVE - Modern Style


Good Morning!  I'm over at the Memory Box Blog  today with  another fun card using the Memory Box January 2015 Release.  I love how modern this card turned out with the bright pink Splendid Clarkia - 99068 flower embedded in the mat silver cardstock and the modern LOVE font from All About the Love - 30005 out of green shimmer cardstock.  This is, of course, part of my Die Cut Discovery class today at CraftFancy this month and will also be featured at the CraftFancy Valentine Make & Take Event this Saturday along with so many more projects created with this line of dies.

Memory Box Products Used:
All About the Love - 30005
Splendid Clarkia - 99068

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you like it.  Have an AMAZING Day!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Memory Box Blog Blitz - Whispy Long Stem Lavendar

 So excited to be on the Memory Box Blog for the New Release Blog Blitz.   Today I have created a card using the Long Lavender Stem - 99108 along with the Studio Square Layers - 30021 and the Tag You're It Squares - 30025.  I die cut lots of little lavender stems and flowers in a couple of shades of purple.  Then I layered them onto a Studio Square I inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Any die cut excess I cut off the edges and I added the Tag Frame over the top.  Some lavender tulle and glitter tops off the card.  I had a lavender stem left over so I decorated the inside with the square from the tag frame.

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Make sure to comment on all the designer's posts throughout our blog blitz this week.    The deadline for comments is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday January 18th.  The more posts you comment on the better chance of WINNING!  Plus the side affect is LOADS of Inspiration!  

Thanks for stopping by have an Amazing Day.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

New Memory Box Dies

 Good Morning today I'm over on the Memory Box Blog.  Is everyone excited for all of the new Memory Box Dies?  Can you tell?  I want to share a few of my favorites with you. First the Ferrand Heart 99077 it  is Beautiful and designed to work with other MB Dies the Grand Heart 98254 and Glorious Hearts 30006.  Today I am using it by itself though.  I did cut with it and use it as a stencil to add details to the cut die, love having this ability.  Also on this card is the Bengal Background 99060 it's an A2 background which is PERFECT, and it works with the Bengal Detail Plate Die 99065.  Oh where to begin?  This one is stunning and I have barely scratched the surface with it by cutting it out of pearlized pink cardstock.  To create a bit more drama on this card I used the new Studio Square Layers(Open Studio Dies are AMAZING) 30021 and the frame comes from Shaker Square Frames 30030, also Open Studio, with foam tape!  Lots and lots of foam tape under the frame and the heart.  The Open Studio Dies come on their own magnet sheet to keep everything in place, OHHH how I love this.   Lastly a little double bow was added to make it even more precious!   I adore how this card turned out the colors are soft and pastel, a nice break from last month!

 Hope your having fun picking out all of your Favorites from the New Release!  Check back again for other GREAT Projects using the New Memory Box Dies.

Memory Box Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Pink Cardstock
White Cardstock
Pink Pearlized Cardstock
Distress Ink
Satin Ribbon
Foam Tape

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy 2015

Happy New Year!  Did everyone PARTY all Night Long?  We had a lovely time with Family and I ate way too much junk food which is our tradition.  But oh my it was yummy.  I have a bit of salt overload today though need to drink lots of water.    I'm here with a Memory Box Celebration Card today.

Here is a little bit of FUN for you all.  First on Kraft cardstock, with the Snowfall Stamp I stamped VersaMark all around the edges with the little dots and embossed with the Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder.  This did leave a bit of a blank in the middle but I just punched it out with a circle.  Then I foam taped the piece onto a Black cardstock mat.  In the center I cut out the Urban Numbers from Gold Mirror Card and added a bit of Diamond Stickles around them.  They are so much more glittery in person it's hard to capture.  The corner bow was also cut out of the Gold Mirror Card and added on top.  And lastly it was all layered onto Gold and then onto a Kraft Card.  Pretty and Simple for the New Year.   So Modern!

Memory Box Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder
Imagine Crafts VersaMark Stamp Pad
Gold Mirror Card
Diamond Stickles
Black Cardstock
Circle Punch

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Have a Jolly Christmas

Merry Christmas!  I hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday Season with their Family and Friends!  I'm here with a Memory Box Card today.

Here is a little bit of Happy for you all.  I love the Have a Jolly Christmas die it always makes me break into song.  I know you can here it,  "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, it's the Best Time of the Year".  We've just cut the die out of Gold Mirror Card and adhered it to the Cranberry Gingham.  Filling in the Holly, berries, ornaments and some snowflakes with stickles!  So fun!

Memory Box Products Used -

Other Products Used - 
Gold Mirror Card
Stickles (Various Colors)

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the Joy of paper crafts on this Special Day.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Poinsettia Bloom Trio - Memory Box Holiday Card

Good Morning Marnie here!  We're counting down exactly 7 days until Christmas if you count today.  Only 7 Days to make cards, craft, shop, bake, wrap, ship, decorate, and so on.  I'm almost done this year only a couple more little things then all the wrapping and baking to come.  Our house has come down with a cold unfortunately but they will be healthy by the Holiday's so that's AWESOME.  But I adore all of the preparations.  It is my favorite time and I always seem to be stuck for another idea for a few more cards, last minute?  Here's one for you.  

It's a pretty simple card so you can create quickly just cut the Big Word Pop Curve out of the the Cranberry Moroccan paper and snip off the talky bubble piece to make one giant hill.  Now add the Poinsettia Bloom Trio, I cut it out of 2 shades of red to add a bit of interest.  For the centers this time  I added Mercury Glass Stickles.  Tuck some of the Forest Pine Branch into the Poinsettias.  This entire piece gets built onto the Blueberry Gingham mat and layered onto a Kraft Card.  I did stamp Merry Christmas as my greeting.

Products Used

I hope you and yours Have the Happiest Healthiest Week leading up the the Holiday.