Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lavender Kisses

Hello friends! Happy Mother's Day! And Happy Birthday to my mom in Heaven. I miss you every single day.

The card below was posted on the Memory Box "Outside the Box" blog on 3/28/17, This was such a fun card to make and I hope it will bring some joy.

Lavender Kisses - 1

My A2 card base was cut from a pale gray card stock. I cut a frame from white card stock using two of the dies from the Rectangle Basics set. I also cut a frame from the Petite Doily Frames, and snipped off one long side. I sponged Milled Lavender on this piece, and edged it with a touch of Dusty Concord. I adhered this along the right side of the white frame. I added the tiny sentiment to the bottom right corner of the frame.

I cut one Antilles Floral Border from white card stock and snipped away the two flowers on the left. I cut the border again, but this time positioned the die so that only the three flowers on the right were cut. I sponged my fav … Peeled Paint … on the stems and leaves, and sponged Seedless Grapes on all of the flowers, varying the pressure to get different shades. To add some dimension, I shaped the top flowers and adhered them over the other flowers, offsetting them just a bit. I then adhered this to the bottom of the frame, snipping off the excess from the bottom.

Lavender Kisses - 2

I cut two of the Lavender Bunch from white card stock, and added Peeled Paint to the leaves and stems of one. I sponged Milled Lavender on all of the flowers, and shaded them with Dusty Concord. I snipped off the flowers from one die cut, shaped them, and added them over the top of the corresponding flower, again offsetting them just a bit. I also sponged a small area of white card stock with Dusty Concord, and die cut the Mini Butterflies from that area.

Now for the assembly. I added foam tape to the back of the frame, but before I adhered it to the card base, I held it over the base, and positioned the lavender flowers where I wanted them, adhering them in place, then adhered the frame. The three tiny butterflies were adhered where shown, and I decided to add some white dots with a gel pen to finish off the card.

Here are links to the dies I used:

Have a peacefully blessed day today!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Whale of a Smile

It's been quite a while, I know ... but I'm back!

Here is a card using some products from the latest Memory Box release! You can find all the details on my post on the Outside the Box blog here.

This is a wonderful ocean-themed duo called "Whale Hello There" clear set and "Whale Hello There" matching dies. I've also used the Sheer Circle Trimming die for the background. This die can be used in so many ways. Check out the Memory Box blog for this week's blog blitz!

More posts to come! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Thank You

Hi everyone! I thought I'd share an autumn card with you today. I'm sure ready for Fall, aren't you?
Pumpkins - 1

This card features all Memory Box dies and stamps. For details, you can visit the Outside the Box blog on the Memory Box website HEREHave a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 16, 2016


Hi everyone! Here is a light and happy card featuring one of my Memory Box go-to flowers, Sketch Daisy. I love the versatility of this die, and have used it so many ways. I hope you like this die as much as I do!
Sketch Daisy Journey - 1
It's almost impossible for me do a one layer card, and this one is no exception! I first cut a white piece of card stock to 3-3/4" x 5", softly sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink where shown, and splattered Peeled Paint Distress Ink over that. I die cut three of the Sketch Daisy from a medium green card stock, and snipped off the flowers. I cut three of only the flower in white card stock.  I sponged a fairly heavy layer of Spun Sugar through the Peony Blossoms stencil onto a piece of white card stock, and cut three of the solid petals out of that.

Sketch Daisy Journey - Close Up
I offset the patterned petals onto the white open petals and glued them together. I adhered the stems and leaves first, then mounted the solid leaves with glue at the bottom tips and a small piece of foam tape towards the top of each leaf before adding them to the open leaves, again offsetting them slightly. I did the same with the flowers, adding a small piece of foam tape towards the top of two petals, and adhered them to the top of the stems using glue at the bottoms. This was worth the effort as I wanted the flowers and leaves to be three-dimensional.
Sketch Daisy Journey - 3The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Onyx Black ink. I added dew drops to the flower centers and scattered a few more. That assembled piece was then added to the card base with foam tape.  Thanks for stopping by, as always!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's a Delight!

Good morning everyone!  Hope you week is going along smoothly!

Here is a card featuring the Adelaide Stem die from Memory Box, along with the Arin Bird Background die and the Honeycomb die which I used as a stencil for the background.

Delight with Bird-1
I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 3.75” x 5”. I die cut the Honeycomb Background and using it as a stencil, I sponged Dried Marigold through the design onto this white piece, then splattered with Forest Moss Distress Ink. I cut two of the Adelaide Stems from green cardstock, covered the tops using a Versamark Marker, and embossed with white embossing powder. The bird was cut from tangerine cardstock and I sponged the edges and part of the body with Dried Marigold to give some dimension. The beak was colored with an orange watercolor pencil and I added a black dot for the eye.

Delight with Bird - 2

I arranged and attached the Adelaide Stems to the back of the bird, and mounted that with foam tape. I decided to add some sparkly Stickles to the tops of the flowers. A few sequins completed the arrangement, which I then mounted to a green card base with foam tape.

Delight with Bird - 3
Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Pocket Full of Posies

Hi everyone! Here is a card featuring Memory Box die called Blooming Chrysanthemum.

Pocket of Posies - 1
Who knew you could create a pocket using a hexagon die from the Open Studio Layered Hexagon set of dies? Just snip off the stop angle, add some stitching with a white gel pen, and there you have it!  This was a pretty simple card to assemble, and I hope it brightens your day!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Row of Poppies Thank You

Hello!  Here is a summery kind of card featuring the Row of Poppies die from Memory Box. I hadn't used this die yet, and I thought it was about time. It's so delicate when cut, and it can easily be snipped apart to use on a smaller note card if desired. I made this a thank you card, but this design could also be used for just about any occasion. 

 Row of Poppies - 1 
I first cut a circle from the Stitched Circle Layers, and sponged on Peeled Paint through the Distressed Grid Stencil. I die cut the poppies from green card stock and again from white card stock. I sponged Scattered Straw Distress Ink on all of the white flowers, and added Spiced Marmalade to shade them. I then snipped off each of the sponged flowers and attached them to the corresponding flower on the green die cut. I then adhered these to the circle, snipping off the stems that hung over the bottom of the circle.

Row of Poppies - 2 
I thought it looked a bit boring when I laid it over a clean white card base, so I decided to splatter Forest Moss ink onto everything. Love that splattering! It still looked too plain to me, so I added two of the Grosgrain Ribbon die cuts to the background, then added the assembled circle to the card base using foam tape. I inked up the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink and stamped the "Thank You" at the top. Uh-oh ... the rest of the sentiment was a little too long to stamp in a straight line at the bottom, so I decided to curve the saying to match the curve of the circle, and it fit just perfectly.

Row of Poppies - 3 
I added three of the butterflies from the Mini Butterflies set, along with a few gemstones to complete the card. So glad you stopped by! Have a wonderful rest of the week!