Monday, April 27, 2015

my post for Outside the Box April 27th

ROW OF POPPIES card for every month of the year!

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the new
ROW OF POPPIES die no. 99137: 

The other day I started cutting out lots of them in a variety of papers.
Then I cut other dies to coordinate with them:
and BEADED BACKGROUND no. 99132.
30053 99162 99132
The next step was to get some blank cards
and start playing around with various combinations.
At that point I knew I needed to add some stencil backgrounds
for a few of the poppies:
SPRINKLE DOTS no. 88597.
(For one card I used HEART CONFETTI no. 88588
from the 2015 winter collection which seems to be no longer in the catalog.
You could easily substitute one of the other hearts stencils.)
Once I had some cards made, I started looking through
the new stamps to find suitable sentiments.  What I realized
at that point was that the months of the year from
WELL PLANNED CL5155 would be perfect!

And here are the finished cards for eight of the months!
(I still have to finish June, August, September, and December
for a complete set.)

A set of these with stamped envelopes
would make a great Christmas gift.
Now I just need to figure out how
to make a little box for them all!
Happy crafting!

Monday, April 13, 2015

My post on Outside the Box today, April 13th

Welcome to Day One of the Memory Blog Blog Blitz!  The Design Team is so happy to share with you  the latest from Memory Box and Open Studio--dies, stencils, AND stamps!  Be sure to check the blog Monday through Friday this week for twice-daily postings.  There is soooo much to show you!!!  And remember to leave comments on each post for the chance to win some of the newest products!  You will have until Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 PM EST to leave comments.  Winners will be announced on the Outside the Box blog On Monday, April 20.
For my card, I'm thinking about school vacation coming up next week and the numbers of Mainers who will head south to warmer climes to soak up some sun.  
Memory Box materials used:
 NEW Sprinkle Dots stencil 88597 in Hero Arts Cornflower Blue ink on a white notecard, both on the front and on the inside
NEW Oceana Corner die 99144 cut from bright green textured cardstock
Seaside Treasures die 99107 (from January release) cut from bright green textured cardstock
NEW Well Planned clear stamps CL5155, "VACATION" and "relax" stamped in Hero Arts Cornflower Blue ink 
This will also be the perfect card to give to someone vacationing along the Maine coast this summer, not that they'll find seahorses this far north--but there will be plenty of fish, shells, starfish, and sand dollars!  
I look forward to reading your comments!  You could win an Oceana Corner die of your own!
Happy Crafting!

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and leave comments on my post and the others all week--you could win a really fabulous prize!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

card ideas for old photos

from the post I did for Outside the Box featuring Memory Box stencils/dies