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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 Thanksgiving! Well it is here in the US. Marnie here! Today we will spend time with our Families, extended Families and neighbors Giving Thanks and then we stuff ourselves with Turkey and other yummy things. It's the kick off to our Holiday Season as well and I'm with my Mom's cooking up a storm with the Macy's parade on in the background getting ready to begin work on my Holiday Cards, after the feast and we wash the dishes of course. So here is an idea for you. The background for this is the Adornment Stencil 88587 stenciled over... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Outside The Box
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Bonjour mes chères amies: Aujourd'hui ici aux Etats-Unis on célèbre le Jour de Grâce; la "Thanksgiving"! et cette journée est dédiée à remercier toutes les bonnes choses que l'on a pu recevoir pendant toute l'année.... Moi, je vous remercie d'être présentes toujours dans tous mes blogs et de partager avec... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hi there...Jean Okimoto here with a super-quick-day-before-Thanksgiving idea for you. It's the fastest card I'ver ever made! Memory Box Products Snowflake Heart Die 99031 Frosted Spruce Tree Die 99005 Wonderful Time Combo Stamp B2013 Graphite Notecard Key Lime and Raspberry Notecards (for layering) Key Lime Envelope Imagine Crafts Products Memento Luxe Rose Bud Pigment Inkpad Iridescent Embossing Powder Cut Frosted Spruce Tree from silver glittered craft foam and attach it to rectangles of Key Lime and Raspberry. Cut Snowflake Heart and attach the snowflakes. Stamp and emboss the greeting and attach it with foam dots. Coordinate your card with a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I have a card where I used some of my old favourite Memory Box dies. You can make any occasion card using this combo and only the sentiment will define which occasion it will be for. some close ups: Memory Box products used: Catalina Wreath (98189) Leafy Border (98628) Sweet Birthday Combo (B2010) Have a great day, Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Hola Mis queridas amigas: Hoy les traigo una tarjeta de agradecimiento.... en conmemoración al día de "Acción de gracias" y para darles las gracias a ustedes mis fieles amigas blogueras y seguidoras de este blog en español... Esta fiesta se celebra, Aquí en los EE.UU el último jueves de cada... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hi Everyone, I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week! Christmas will be here before we know it. So with that being said, I have another Christmas Card for you today. The card base is die cut using the Sizzix Flip it Circle Die. The main image was stamped on a die cut circle and glued to the card base. I cut a second flip card base using patterned paper and trimmed it to fit on the front of the card. I added a few embellishments and pine branches cut from the Pine Needle Border. I stamped the sentiment on a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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I saw the idea for a gratitude jar in a magazine and adapted it for use at my Thanksgiving table. I used an old blue Quick Seal glass canning jar that had belonged to my grandmother and made a large tag for it using Memory Box dies. Memory Box Materials Used: Pavilia Bloom Background die no. 98899; Mango Dots Paper Pavilia Bloom Outline die no. 98888; Squash Moroccan Paper Holly Branch die no. 98912; Dill Cardstock Pinecone Corner die no. 98685; Dill Cardstock Other Materials: Brown Cardstock, The Paper Cut Hero Arts Forever Green Ink Jumbo Dauber, Imagine Crafts Glue... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hi Everyone! here is the second card in my gathered bloom series. I began this series with a straight up use of the stamp. No I am going to move into other ways we can use this stamp. I have learned to look at my stamps- well for a lack of a better word- OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!! This way I can get the most use out of them. Today, I die cut the cosenza tree border background. I then stamped the gathered blooms on each tree and colored them in autumnal colors with my copic markers. Each of the tree... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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'Morning Crafty Friends, Over the last few days I have been watching the news coverage on the tremendous amount of snow falling, especially in Buffalo, NY. My husband hails from Buffalo and I met some wonderful friends this past summer while visiting family and teaching there--shout out to Buffalo Stamps! Hope Sharon and her crew are holding up well. So this card is for anyone getting snow right now---we're thinking of you and hoping you stay warm and safe. And if you're getting "cabin fever" from staying indoors, keep crafting and try to enjoy your creative time! Here's a clean... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Les traigo esta tarjeta "CAS" (siglas en inglés; "Clean And Simple" / que se traduciría por "sin mucho adorno" y "fácil" de hacer) para realizar para estas fiestas y con unos colores bastante diferentes de los tan ya acostumbrados (rojos, verdes, azules, dorados o plateados) para... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
Good Morning, Marnie here. Today I have for you a card using the Birch Trees Stencil - 88527 This really is a great Stencil and can be used for any season. Today I have sponged it with Viva Decor 3D Stamp paint in mat Black on white card stock, so it looks like chalk ink. The bird from Resting Birds Die - 98527 was cut from Gold Mirror Card. The Heaven Sings Stamp - B1385 was stamped on white card stock and inked with some light green ink. All of this was layered onto Sage card stock and Patterned Paper... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Merry, bright, sparkly, shimmery, spritzy, sequins - here they are, all on tonight's card! Jean Okimoto here - with another holiday idea for you. I love jewel tones - hope you do too... Memory Box Products Cabrini Ornament Die 98926 Merry Cursive Die 98994 Zippy Dots Designer Stencil 88568 Pool Notecard (for diecutting) Violet Notecard Violet Envelope Imagine Crafts Products Craft Mat Fireworks! Spritzes - Pear Tart, Bahama Blue, Grape Jelly Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Gold Delicata Golden Glitz Inkpad Radiant Neons Electric Purple Inkpad Daubers Spritz the Fireworks! onto damp watercolor paper and let the colors mix and mingle... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Here's a winter card with the lovable, hugable Bundled Bear wrapped in a red felt scarf. Jean Okimoto here today, with a card that's sure to make someone smile! Memory Box Products Bundled Bear Die 98947 Snowflake Heart Die 99031 Metal Adapter Plate 98100 Flurry Frame Designer Stencil 88579 Licorice Notecard (for diecutting) Thistle Notecard (for debossing) Thistle Notecard and Envelope Cut Bundled Bear from textured white cardstock and attach Scor-Tape strips to the scarf sections before removing the diecut from the die. Remove it from the die and remove the diecut outline. Cut the bear again from Licorice and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hello and welcome to Outside the Box blog today! My post is a little bit different this time...I'm sharing two cards I created with Starlitstudio's exclusive new die from Memory Box, called Horse Country. A Fall card... inside... and a Winter card... inside... I used the Memory Box Golf Club Landscape border die in the background on both cards. (I cut off the flag) On the Fall card I added the small leaf from the Memory Box Marvelous Maple die, poppystamps new Fancy hello die, Trotting Pony die and Country Fence die. On the inside I used the Memory Box... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! Today I have a clean and simple card for you. I need several birthday cards in the next few months so I thought I would create a card that could be used for Christmas and winter birthdays. I inked a portion of the "Deers in the Field" stamp with green ink. Then I inked the "Snowfall" stamp with Versa Ink and embossed the image using White embossing powder. Using Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad I sponged the sky area. I drew in the moon with a White Sharpie Marker. Stamp the sentiment with Black pigment ink and emboss... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hello dear friends! It's Evgenia Petzer with you today with an easy, but yet very pretty card, using white as a main accent. The delicacy of Memoy Box dies will look even better if you use the kraft and then you will cut the white cardstock with your dies. Then add just little bits and pieces and your card will be ready: Memory Box products used: Cabrini Ornament (98926) Plush Poinsettia Corner (98967) Merry and Bright Combo (B2005) Have a lovely Sunday, Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Salut mes chères amies: Voici une petite carte gai ...d'anniversaire ... Je suis trés contente que finalement Memory Box a des découpes avec des mots en français... Pour cette carte il m'a fallu un peu plus d'imagination!, ou de "pas" à suivre... la technique c'est au fait: "incruster" le mot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Un Brin De Creativite
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Radiant Neons for Christmas? Why not - the Memory Box Merry Background looks great with them! Jean Okimoto here with another holiday design for you this evening. Memory Box Products Merry Background Stamp G1998 Frosted Spruce Tree Die 99005 Snowflake Heart Die 99031 Peony Notecard (layering strip) White Notecards Peony Envelopes Imagine Crafts Inkpads Radiant Neons - Electric Pink, Electric Coral, Electric Orange Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Pigment Inkpad Stamp Merry Background on white cardstock with Tuxedo Black and emboss it with detail clear powder. Mask the adjacent areas and daub the Radiant Neons onto the "merrys." Buff any residual... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hi, hope you're having a great weekend...and keeping warm! Jean Okimoto here - with a frosty winter card today. Memory Box Products Snowfall G1999 Small Forest Pine D2011 Wonderful Time Combo B2013 (there's a bonus Christmas tree attached to the side of the stamp) Imagine Crafts Products Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze Inkpad Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Pigment Inkpad Radiant Neon Electric Purple Inkpad Spritz some watercolor paper with water. Ink a 4" soft rubber brayer with Blue Breeze and spritz it with water. Roll the diluted inks onto the damp watercolor paper. Repeat the process on another piece of watercolor paper... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Here's a frosty, freezin' season card for you! This is one of three cards I taught at the Scrapbooking Studio last Saturday morning. A lot of steps to it but fun results! I have a video HERE, that shows the embossing technique for how the Snowflake center is done. I used... Tiny Snowflakes Stencil Limoges Snowflake die Lindeman Snowflake die Classic Lower Alphabet die set Lagoon and White A2 notecards Imagine Crafts irResistable Wedding Dress spray Imagine Crafts Silver Delicata ink pad Imagine Crafts large dauber The snowflake pieces are die cut from Coreindations Opulent Glitter card-stock. Another Limoges Snowflake... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hello all of you out there in cyberspace, Today I wanted to share this card created by Annelvira Uberti, one of our teachers here at The Stamp Addict in San Diego. She will be teaching this card along with 3 others on Thursday Nov. 20th and Saturday Nov. 22nd, so if you are in the area, make sure you give us a call and reserve a seat in one of them! She used the Globe Ornament Die, Portia Ornament Die, Curled Ribbons Dies, and Pine Needle Border Die. She added some pearls and ribbon on some layers and Voila, a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Outside The Box
Good Morning, Marnie here using the Pinecone Frame Die and a little Snow and a little tutorial here. Today we are going to use the New Pinecone Frame - 98971 as a Stencil and airbrush the color in. First die cut the frame out of a heavy weight cardstock. Next add some temporary adhesive too the back of the pieces. I first added the frame with the branch to a blank sheet of paper. Colors used for the sky are Copic BG90 and BG93. Here is the finished sky. Now add the pinecone piece to the background lining it up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Outside The Box
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A festive 'merry' card to share today. I used the Cursive merry die with Wonderful Time Combo stamp and Merry Christmas stamp (just the word Christmas) from the 2014 Holiday release. I love embossing on vellum... so elegant and classy. Stamp with Versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut the Catalina Wreath die from Cranberry and Dill cardstocks. Clip off the Cranberry flowers with a scissors and glue them to the Dill cut. Some pearls and Lawn Fawn twine and it's done! Thanks so much for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hello everyone! Pam here with a CAS card from the class @ the Scrapbooking Studio last Saturday, using the Clairmont Ornaments die. I die cut in metallic gold and white glitter cardstock and layered it all together on a Sapphire A2 notecard. The Merry and Bright Combo stamp is embossed with gold embossing powder on a strip of vellum. A few pearls for the berries in the center of the holly and it's ready to mail! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping! Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Aquí les traigo, una tarjeta para celebrar hoy día de los veteranos... Esta es un fiesta que se celebra en todos los EE. UU. cada 11 de Noviembre, para conmemorar a aquellas personas que han servido en las fuerzas armadas de los EE. UU. Para el... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at A Crear Se Dijo!