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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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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I ahve another pretty floral card for you today. Love that tiffany color, with white and kraft it looks even better as for me... The delicacy of Memory Box dies are just perfet touches for this card. When playing with your dies just don't forget to add layers, this little bit of 3D effect can really give you a wow factor:) Memory Box dies used: Shrewsbury Stem (99106) Leafy Border (98628) Have a lovely day, Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Outside The Box
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Looking for another quick Valentine idea? Combine layered Cherub Hearts - diecut with LOVE - and the beautiful Tanglewood Frame. Quick, easy and no stamping for this design. Jean Okimoto here, let's get started... Memory Box Products NEW Memory Box Tanglewood Frame Die 99009 NEW Open Studio Cherub Hearts Die Set 30008 NEW Open Studio All About the Love Die Set 30005 Holly Berry Notecards (for diecutting) Kraft Notecard Holly Berry Envelope It's so easy...just diecut the background, hearts and greeting and layer everything onto a Kraft Notecard. Add a trio of sequins...and you're done! Please visit our Ideas Gallery... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Hi Everyone, It's Donna here today with a Heart Shaker Card which uses the new Open Studio Rectangle Shapes. I die cut the rectangle shaker frame using the Open Studio Shaker Rectangle Frames. The other rectangle layers were cut from the Open Studio Rectangle Layers. Using the rectangle layers takes all the guess work out of figuring the correct size for your card layers. Die cut the Heart Ribbon Die from Parchment Cardstock. Make sure you save the inside pieces. I inked those with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I adhered a thin piece of double sided tape to the backside... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Hello, Card Makers! Welcome to the Memory Box Design Team's blog, Outside the Box! My card today features two of the new Memory Box dies: Fairytale Flower Frame and Double Heart Banner. I'm still very attracted to monochromatic palettes this month, so bear with me - LOL! S U P P L I E S Memory Box cardstock and dies (Fairytale Flower Frame, Double Heart Banner); Patterned Paper: MMI; Pens (Tsukineko, Faber-Castell); Accents: gems (Mark Richards), enamel dots (MMI) T I P If you don't own the exact sentiment, write one yourself. I did that here and then traced over... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Tal vez ya lo sepan a travéz de mis otros dos blogs... pero he estado ausente debido a una pneumia que me mandó a la cama por más de 15 días... me estoy recuperando pero es lento y todavía no estoy bien al 100 por ciento...me... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Good Morning! Marnie here 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. Please forgive the glare I sometimes have issues taking photos of the mirror card. Memory Box Products Used: Cross Stitched... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Salut les copines: C'est au bout de presque 15 jours que je peux reprendre mes activités...j'ai étè coinçée au lit pendant tout ce temps là avec une pneumonie... Je reprends petit à petit, bien que je ne me sens pas complétement rétablie...trés fatiguée et avec pleins de choses à faire... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Good Morning Memory Box fans! I hope your weekend is going well. It's Shelby with you today and hopefully can bring you a little inspiration on this Sunday morning. I'm loving the new release and the crazy great variety and creativity in the designs! For the background I used the Bengal Background cut out in white cardstock. The Bloomington Border die was cut out twice, embossed and then inked with white chalk ink while still in the die to ink up just the embossed areas. The Bloomington Border was adhered using foam dots for some dimension. I cut out All... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today,s howing you another fresh birthday card. I love the nature inspired dies of Memory Box, so here I made them a focal point. and my favorite color combo of summer- fresh green and reds... Memory Box dies used: Shrewsbury Stem (99106) Darling Poppies (98879) Memory Box stamp: Sweet Birthday Combo (B2010) Have a lovely Friday, Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good Morning! Marnie here 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 at CraftFancy this month and will also be featured at the CraftFancy Valentine Event this Saturday along with so many more projects created with this line of dies. Memory Box Products Used: All... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Yes - dots of love - as in Memory Box Bubblegum Dots Signature Patterns. Jean Okimoto here, with another Valentine design for you this evening. Hope you like it! Memory Box Products NEW Heart Waterfall Die 99079 NEW Open Studio All About the Love Die Set 30005 Mini Heart Collection Die 98763 Graphite Notecard Graphite Envelope Bubblegum Dots Signature Patterns It's an easy one...just diecut Heart Waterfall on a Graphite Notecard. Diecut Heart Waterfall twice from Bubblegum Dots. Attach the hearts - wherever you want - no rules here! Diecut Mini Heart Collection from dark pink glittered craft foam. Cut... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hi - Big Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who joined us on our Blog Blitz last week! Jean Okimoto, back online after some modem upgrades and glitches, here with more Valentine ideas for you today. Memory Box Products NEW Tanglewood Frame Die 99009 NEW Open Studio Stitched Square Layers Die Set 30038 NEW Open Studio All About the Love Die Set 30005 NEW Open Studio Stitched Heart Layers Die Set 30013 Taffy Notecard (for diecutting) Parchment Notecard Taffy Envelope Imagine Crafts Products Brilliance Inkpads - Pearlescent Orchid, Pearlescent Coral Daubers I love the versatility of the new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Welcome back, Stamp Lovers! My card today features one of the new Memory Box dies, Heart Ribbon, and one from Memory Box's new Open Studio line of dies - the largest of the Rectangle Tag dies. S U P P L I E S Memory Box dies (Hearts Ribbon, Rectangle Tags, Adorable Posies); Glitter Paper: American Craft; Ink and markers (Tsukineko, Ranger); Accents: gems (Mark Richards), pearls (Paper Studio), ribbon (Michaels) T I P If you want to do something new and different for a sentiment, draw your own! And if you're afraid to draw a sentiment, print one out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Thank you to everyone who stopped by last week to see our new release and especially for taking the time to leave a comment. Winners were randomly selected from each of the designer posts to win some of the new dies. Congratulations to the following winners. Drumroll please..... Winner of the Heart Ribbon die from Anne's post- jerrie Winner of the Loving Hearts Arch die from Pam's post- Rebecca Ednie Winner of the Florina Corner die from Deborah's post- donna mikasa Winner of the Fairyland Butterflies die from Laura's post- Kate Bell Winner of the Tanglewood Frame die from Shelby's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hello Everyone, I hope you all enjoyed last weeks blog blitz. The winners of the blog blitz will be announced later today at 3pm EST. Today I am featuring another new die from the 2015 spring release, called Delicate Nest. This die is part of the new Open Studio line. I die cut the nest from Kraft Cardstock and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Die cut three eggs from White Cardstock and ink those using Broken China Distress Ink. Spritz lightly with water to get a speckled look. I stenciled the feathers in the background using the Broken... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! Pam here to share another LOVE card with you on this pleasant Sunday in January! I started out by cutting three of the NEW Open Studio Shaker Rectangle Frame dies and gluing them together with a narrow line of Tombow Mono Multi glue for the white frame. Using the NEW Open Studio dies, A Lovely Smile, All About the Love and Amazing You dies I created the sentiment. A heart from the NEW Open Studio set Cherub Hearts was trimmed a bit and glued to the frame. Then I made the banner from the NEW Open Studio Banner... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hello from San Diego! Here is a pretty Valentine card using several of the dies from the new Memory Box dies. We had fun at my store The Stamp Addict putting it together to showcase the new dies in the store! I hope you like it! We used the Heart Ribbon Die for the little heart on the bottom right. In the darker pink we used the Ferrand Heart die. For the background of the card in the light pink we used the Bengal Background die. Here is a photo showing the detail in the flowers on the Ferrand Heart... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Memory Box Blog Blitz for the 2015 Spring Release. I am the final post for the blitz and I hope you have all enjoyed the inspiring creations this week. For my card I used the new Cross Stitched Love Die, Fairytale Flower Frame Die and Hearts Heart Confetti Stencil. I die cut the Fairytale Flower Frame from Cranberry Distressed Dot cardstock. Using the smaller die from the Cross Stitched Love Die, I die cut a 1" strip of White cardstock. Turning the die cut strip over, I traced over the word with a waterbased red... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Good Morning Crafty Friends! Today is the last day of the Memory Box Blitz---what a great week of gorgeous cards featuring the new 2015 Collection! Donna will be here this afternoon with an inspiring card so be sure to come back for the Blitz Finale. I've enjoyed seeing everyone's creativity and I hope you have too. I love Valentine's Day--My husband proposed to me on this special day --a mere 37 years ago. Today I'm sharing a Valentine card with a fun fold. When fully open, there are three panels...take a look! The heart panel on the front has a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hello dear friends! Another day of our blog blitz & hope you are enjoying what you have seen so far. Today its my (Evgenia Petzer) turn to show what I have created with new amazing dies. The collection is really very beautiful! I am sure you will find something that will suit your taste. I again wanted to showcase the beauty of the MB dies with the contrast colors-white and kraft... Memory Box dies used: Surely Stitched Circle (99074) Tanglewood Frame (99009) Make sure to comment on all the designer's posts throughout our blog blitz this week. The deadline for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Outside The Box
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So excited to be on the here for the New Release Blog Blitz. Marnie here joining you 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hola Mis queridas amigas... continuamos con la fiesta y estamos en le 4to día del blog blitz de Memory Box Se quieren ganar este adorable carrito de golf? Pues sólo tienen que dejarme un comentario en este artículo para poder tentar la suerte y llevarse a casa este lindo carrito... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hi - Welcome to the Day 3 of our Blog Blitz as we introduce our January 2015 Collection of Dies and Stencils. Jean Okimoto here with a another spritzy-bright card for you. Did you see Shelby's beautiful card this morning? I was inspired by her great use of colors...hope you like these colors too. Memory Box Products NEW Vernay Heart Die 99080 NEW Open Studio All About the Love Die Set 30005 NEW Open Studio Cherub Hearts Die Set 30008 NEW Open Studio Shaker Rectangle Frames Die 30003 White Notecards Peony Envelope Imagine Crafts Products Fireworks! Spritzes - Tangelo and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Good morning everyone! Welcome to Day 3 of the Memory Box blog blitz. I hope you've been enjoying the amazing creations and are getting inspired...I know I am! Well I'm still pretending it's not Winter, and I'm residing somewhere in the tropics:) I love me some bold bright colors, and I created the background paper and for the hummingbirds using Dylusion sprays. The frame die cut is called Tanglewood Frame and measures exactly to fit on the front of an A2 card base...how perfect for a quick and decorative card. Your friends will think you're a rock star! Laura talked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Salut Les copines; On continue, 3ème jour du Blog Blitz de Memory Box... Je vous présente, aujourd'hui deux nouvelles découpes: les flaques d'eau et la bannière en triangles... Dès que j'ai vue la découpe des flaques d'eau je suis tombée amoureuse; elle est tellement mignonne et trés utile pour faire... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Un Brin De Creativite
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