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Dave Brethauer
Creative thinking - inside and out
Interests: I am the designer for memorybox stamps and papers. I teach, write, paint, draw, travel + design.
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Happy Halloween to those who celebrate. So of course I came up with a Christmas card for you today:) The design team has been playing with some of the awesome products from Imagine Crafts and show you some really cool techniques throughout the week. I'm hope you've been able to find some inspiration. I love to do non-traditional colors for Christmas so I pulled out the Radiant Neon Electric Pink pigment ink from Imagine Crafts along with the clear embossing powder and Creative medium. The Memory Box products used were: Frosted Christmas Trio Frosted Spruce Tree Splatter Stencil Merry Christmas... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Outside The Box
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If you recall, we Design Team members were each sent a box of goodies from the terrific people at Imagine Crafts, and I've been playing with mine regularly. My favorite inks thus far are the Encore Ultimate Metallics and the Delicata pads. The only thing I can complain about is that I can't capture their incredible richness in a photograph (but I suspect that speaks to my mediocre photography skills and not the products - lol). Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Outside The Box
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Hello Crafty Friends, I'm sharing a another wintery card with you today. Thanks to the wonderful products from Imagine Crafts I can depict an icy pine tree, snow falling from the sky, a bright and shiny star as well as a snowy hill for the cabin. Here's how I created these "special effects"... For the snow fall I sprayed "irRESISTible texture spray" in white (wedding dress) onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of clear acetate, then set aside to air dry. The Imagine Crafts blue craft mat you see in the photos is a fantastic work surface. You can... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
We are continuing on our week of the Memory Box/Imagine Crafts Blitz. Marnie here to share a Silvery Snowy Card with you. I love using the stencils for perfect backgrounds. Who needs patterned paper when we have all of these amazing stencils and so many techniques and amazing products to create fun affects. First I've created a snowy background using the Winter - Snowflake Lace Stencil 88576 and some black paper. I sponged Memento Luxe Wedding Dress over the stencil then sprinkled on Imagine Crafts Sparkle Embossing Powder. The entire piece was heat set. And OH MY does it sparkle.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Welcome to the midpoint of our Memory Box + Imagine Crafts Blitz! Jean Okimoto here this evening, with an inky, spritzy Christmas design for you. If you've taken my classes at Impress, you'll know that I'm afflicted with Spritzophobia. I love the look of spritzes, but am seriously intimidated by the fear of overspraying. Not a problem today - Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spritzes and Sheer Shimmer Spritzes make it easy - even for me! We're using some of my favorite products for this project - like the versatile Craft Mat, which minimizes clean-up and is a great, cushion-y surface for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! Welcome back to our collaboration with Imagine Crafts. I think most of you who have been following my postings for the last month or two have seen quite a variety of the Imagine Craft products in my posts. Today's card is the last in my snowfall series featuring none other than the snowfall stamp. I stamped the snowfall with Memento summer sky ink. I free cut the snow drifts and sprayed them with frost shimmer spritz. I attached the drifts to the snowfall stamped image with foam tape. I added the embellishments of the wooden tree and the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! Pam here, jumping in to post this week with some Memory Box and Imagine Crafts goodness! I started with a Parchment A-2 Notecard for my card base. I cut another Parchment A-2 Notecard in half and die cut the Musicality collage die in it. (don't worry about keeping any of the pieces, you just want the hole) I die cut the Musicality Collage die in black glossy card-stock and inlaid it into the cut in the parchment piece. Doing it this way keeps the lines straight and everything in place. Because I'm mounting it on the same color... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! This week on the blog we are incorporating Imagine Crafts products with Memory Box products. Since it's right before Halloween I have card to share with you. For the background of the card I sponged White cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and Delicata Golden Glitz Ink. Sprinkle with Gold embossing powder and heat set. Sponging the ink on gives you a subtle texture on the paper. Rub Jet Black StanzOn ink pad over the embossed cardstock. This bring out the embossed texture of the cardstock. Sponge Dusty Concord Distress Ink over the cardstock. This will fill in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Welcome to another kind of Blog Blitz! This week the design team will be posting Memory Box inspiration but with a slight twist. All the designers will also be incorporating products from Imagine Crafts in their projects. The Artists in Restidence over at Imagine Crafts did a phenomenal job on their blog using Memory Box products, and we are returning the favor. I'm featuring these products from IMAGINE CRAFTS: IrRESISTible Colored Texture Spray in Wedding Dress (white) Kaleidacolor Raised Rainblow Dye Inkpad in Fresh Greens Jumbo Dauber Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Silver For the Small Forest Pines card I used... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
Hi everyone! I am taking a quick break from out week featuring Imagine Crafts products to post the winners from last week"s Blog Blitz. Thanks everyone for visiting us and for sharing your comments. Monday, Oct 20 Forest Pine Branch die- KT Fit Kitty Woodland Tree Silhouette- Patricia Guenigault Tuesday, Oct 21 Woodland Tree Silhouette- Vicky C Snowy Tree die- Barbara Macaskill Wednesday, Oct 22 Andover Ornament die- Lynn Gauthier Bundled Bear die- Beatrice Lawson Thursday, Oct 23 Woodland Tree Silhouette- Bonnie Feller Hagen Let it Snow Clouds- Pam Friday, Oct 24 Pinecone Frame die- Tammy Frosted Vine Border die-... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello Dear Memory Box Fans: Here Bibiana....with an "Amate paper card"! Memory Box, all through this week at the 3 blogs, is featuring "Imagine Crafts Products" .... Here is my take... a TUTORIAL on how to make a "Faux - Amate" paper card using "Memory Box" and "Imagine Crafts" products But Let's have 1st a word about "Imagine Crafts"... It is difficult not to know "Imagine Crafts" products...you may be more familiar with the name "Tsukineko", "Imagine Crafts" is their "new" name...but they carry the same products (inks and craft accessories) that we all know such as: "Stazon", "Versamark Ink",... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Greetings everyone. This week the design team will be posting Memory Box inspiration but with a slight twist. All the designers will also be incorporating products from Imagine Crafts in their projects. The Artists in Restidence over at Imagine Crafts did a phenomenal job on their blog using Memory Box products, and we are returning the favor. If you aren't familiar with Imagine Crafts, they are the makers of amazing products such as Memento inks, Kaleidacolor pads, StazOn, VersaFine, Fireworks sprays, irRESISTible sprays, and much, much more. So, be prepared to get inky this week. We have so much to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Este será un tutorial con bastantes fotos, así que les recomiendo que se sienten y se tomen un tacita de café! Durante esta semana, Memory Box estará presentándoles proyectos hechos con los productos de MB y con los de la compañía "Imagine Crafts"... Esta compañía, me... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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salut mes chères amies: Aujourd'hui je vous apporte TROIS projects faits avec les produits de Memory Box en conjonction avec les encres de "Imagine Crafts"...chaque project est publié dans chacun des 3 blogs de Memory Box... Pour mon poste ici dans ce blog en français, j'ai fait cette carte que... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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If you are in or near the Indianapolis, Indiana, area, I'm teaching a tag class featuring several of the Memory Box 2014 Holiday release dies. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good morning Memory Box fans! I hope you enjoyed the blog blitz showing off the new dies and stencils. There is still time to leave comments on the different blog blitz posts for a chance to win some of the new dies/stencils. Autumn is definitely in full swing in Colorado with an array of gorgeous colorful foliage along with warm days with loads of sunshine. This Autumn card is a take on a card we did in class last weekend to celebrate the awesomeness of Fall. The leaves and background on the trees were done with deli paper (glued to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Les doy las gracias de todo corazón por dejarme tan lindos comentarios... Les agradezco de verdad su fidelidad! Aquí les tengo a las ganadoras de esta semana que se termina del blog blitz de Memory Box para las fiestas de 2014... Para el artículo de Octubre... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
Salut mes cheres amies: Pleins de beaux commentaires reçus! Merci de tout mon coeur pour toutes celles d'entre vous qui prennent le temps pour me laisser un petit mot et pour participer à toutes ces projects créer avec les découpes de Memory Box! Mais allons-y au point...Voici les Gagnantes Pour... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hi Everyone! I am so excited about the 10 Tags of Christmas classes that our teacher Annelvira Uberti will be teaching on Nov. 1 and 5 at The Stamp Addict in San Diego! She is going to us all Memory Box stamps and dies with a few Poppystamps thrown in for fun here and there, since they accent each other so well! I love what she does here with the Traditional Ornament die and the Lydia Ornament die. Add a few pearls and beautiful ribbon and you have a wonderful tag to put on any gift! In this next tag... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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I hope you've all been enjoying the amazing creations from my uber talented teammates using the newly released dies and stencils! You can find all of the newly released dies and stencils HERE I'm the last post for the blitz, but you have until 11pm EST Sunday October 26th to leave comments on the posts for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday October 27th. Good luck to everyone. I've used a couple of the fabulous new dies and a new stencil. The dies Frosted Vine Border, Let it Snow Clouds and stencil Tiny Snowflakes I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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'Morning Crafty Friends, Have you been enjoying the blog blitz this week featuring dies and stencils from the new Memory Box Winter 2014 release? This morning's feature die is the Pinecone Frame---all together now...Oooo-ahhh. It's a beauty and today I want to share two cards using it in different directions. This is one of those dies that removes the main design leaving "negative" space. So that means whatever color is behind the top layer will show through and define the design. I used a dark brown paper behind the die cut to give it contrast. This is what the die... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Salut les copines: Avec la nouvelle découpe "whirligig circle" j'ai fait cette carte à secouer! ou "Shaker card". C'est la découpe en forme de cercle au centre.. NOTE: Les couleurs sont à l'honneur de notre équipe de Baseball; L'Orange et le gris!; Les "Giants de San Francisco". Tous les ans... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hi everyone! Have you been enjoying our blog blitz? The Memory Box team has out done themselves this blitz! I hope I can keep up the momentum. I always am thrilled when I come up with an idea that can be easily reproduced in a variety of ways. This blueprint with a tag on a plain card base can be made in any number of ways. My tag cards use two new products just released by Memory Box. The winter large snowflakes stencil and the die- let it snow clouds. So how did I make these cards you ask? I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Good Morning, It's Marnie today I have for you a card using the Woodland Tree Silhouette 98969. This really is the most versatile die and it cuts beautifully out of so many materials. Today for the background I have used strips of fall colored card stock in 0.5 inch strips and layered the Woodland Tree Silhouette over it. Once it was complete I used the Script Lowercase Alphabet 98896 to add the word "grateful" to the card, in Gold Mirror Card. This would be so perfect for Fall or Thanksgiving Cards. This is also a wonderful way to used up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! Is anyone else a big fan of polar bears? I just love them for Winter cards. I knew that I wanted to do something with the new Bundled Bear die (98947) for the new release blog blitz: To make this card, I started with a blue notecard and taped the brand new Texture Scraped Paint stencil on top (88584). I then added a light layer of light molding paste, but really, you could use any of your favorite texture pastes: Next, I added some glitter while the paste was still wet: When the paste and glitter were dry,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Outside The Box
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