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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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We have had a lot of questions about Kay Miller's dress card from the Look Book. Many people have asked if the the flowers at the bottom of the dress were hand painted. They are actually from a stamp called Blooming Sketch Border (F2037) that was clear embossed and then watercolored. Really gorgeous effect, wasn't it? Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Pensando en una forma diferente de tarjeta, corté en curva el frente de ésta y esto fue lo que me salió... Quedé bastante contenta con la forma y los colores... Tan pronto como puse la frase en tinta negra abajo en la esquina derecha, pensé inmediatamente... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Happy Friday everyone! For today's card I created a color block pattern using the Postage Assemblage Stencil. Sponge various colors of distress ink through different size rectangles of the stencil. Once the blocks are colored, simply place various texture stencils over each rectangle and remove color using a baby wipe. This gives you a batik effect on each block. Water down one color of distress ink and spatter the background. Stamp your sentiment and you're done. Memory Box Products used: Postage Assemblage Stencil #88606 Zippy Dots Stencil #88568 Splatter Stencil #88581 Drip Rings #88582 Poppystamps Product used: Into the Words... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
Good Morning, Happy Thursday everyone. Marnie here today and I have a semi-Happy household since school is almost out and the countdown has begun. The "Semi" is because there are still some Finals to be taken but otherwise we are in the home stretch. For you today I have a fun technique using paste and a stencil on an acetate card. I love the affect achieved with the Mini Cloud Stencil 88603 and some white embossing paste. The inside of the card has the Medium Forest Archway 99159 along with A Lovely Smile Open Studio 30012 as well as an... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Salut les filles: Comment ça va? Ici avec la sécheresse en Californie, mon jardin, la pelouse et mes fleurs ne sont pas trés jolies :( mais bon, il ne faut pas trop se plaindre... ce week-end a étè férié, donc le temps un peu de décompresser... et j'ai pu le... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hello everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start. I'm always running short on masculine cards so I'm making a more concerted effort to build my stash. This A2 card was made with several Memory Box products. I cut the die Grand Happy Birthday Script into the patterned paper and then cut it again with the brown cardstock for the "Birthday" and parts of the "Happy". I inlaid the brown cardstock pieces into the patterned paper so the wording stood out more. In the corners I used the Gearworks Border (die cut twice) and then snipped sections... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
I LOVE THIS CARD!!!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Celebrate Summer at Outside The Box
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You can literally make this card in under ten minutes but your recipient will never guess. (Shhhh - it'll be our little secret - hee-hee!) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I wanted to share with you something a bit different- the layouts that I did for my youngest son, both of them use Memory Box dies and I picked the white paper for that, so they can really pop out more. Lots of fussy cutting from the papers and the elegant dies just suit this album perfectly Memory Box products used: 99149 Sketchy rings 99142 Pennington Rose Border 99133 Sunrise Poppy Have a lovely scrappy day, Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good Morning everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. Since this is the unofficial start of the summer season, I thought I would create a summer theme card for you. I used the new Postage Set Die to cut a muslin layer and a watercolor paper layer for my card. Using the Postage Set Stencil, I placed the stencil over the watercolor paper and inked with Broken China Distress Ink through the stencil. Keeping the stencil in place mist lightly with water. Die cut the Swimming Seahorses, Seaside Treasures and a rectangle layer from watercolor paper... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello...hope your holiday weekend is off to a great start! Jean Okimoto here today with a design featuring our new Postage Set Die and Postage Set Designer Stencil. There are so many ways to use this great combination - here's just one of them... Memory Box Products NEW Postage Set Die 99131 NEW Postage Set Designer Stencil 88605 NEW Open Studio Party Time Clear Stamp Set CL5153 NEW Open Studio Articles Ledger Cling Stamp CS2211J Blooming Lotus Outline Die 99099 Blooming Lotus Background Die 99097 Bubblegum Notecard Bubblegum Envelope Sugar Plum and Cherry Blossom Notecards (for diecutting and stamping) Imagine... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello from San Diego! Here are two patriotic cards that Therese from my store is teaching at The Stamp Addict on Tuesday June 9th. If you want to get your red, white and blue on and come take a fun class be sure to give us a call to reserve your seat! I hope you like the cards as much as I did! I loved her use of the Postage Assemblage dies as stripes on the flag...very creative don't you think?! Then the use of the Starry Night Background die as an element on one card and using the stars... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good Morning Crafty Friends! I'm sharing a card today using several "critter" stamps, new dies and even a coordinating stencil. I haven't been able to keep my hands off the new Fox stamps and today I added their friend Nathaniel Bunny to the inside of the card. Using the coordinating stencil for the postage dies, I sponged various ink colors onto the backgrounds of each postage piece. Next, I colored the bunny, foxes and butterfly with Tombo markers, detail cut them out and split up the message by cutting the clear phrase stamp into two parts and stamping separately---stamp surgery!... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Good Morning, Marnie here again today with a mostly stamped card. I fell in love with the Windswept CS202J stamp as soon as I saw it. I love the idea of using it for ever season and time of day. Of course this may be because I'm from the Windy City? Who knows? Here I stamped it in Green and misted the entire background in blue. For the letters I stamped the Pensive Alphabet CS2212J stamp in brown and cut out the letters for my greeting. Finally the bird was cut from red cardstock using the new Birds of a... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hi, Jean Okimoto here today. Wondering what to do with the new Memory Box postage dies and coordinating stencils? Here's an idea...stencil a colorful Modern Postage Assemblage background with Memento Dye Inkpads - then diecut it with the Postage Assemblage Die. Stencil Grid Dots with Golden Glitz - then attach some beautiful Fairyland Butterflies and a few opalescent purple sequins. Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed directions, supply lists and other spring designs. Memory Box Products NEW Modern Postage Assemblage Designer Stencil 88606 NEW Postage Assemblage Die 99171 NEW Dot Grid Designer Stencil 88600 Fairyland Butterflies Die 99078 Juniper... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Hoy les traigo nuevamente el troquel de los Tubos... pero esta vez no están en frente sino que los utilicé como fondo... En mi último artículo publiqué una tarjeta al estilo "steampunk" utilizando estos mismos tubos...y quería utilizarlos de una forma diferente y así fue como... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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We are so excited to share a new Look Book with you loaded with page after page of great designs by the very talented Kay Miller. Kay is a member of the Poppystamps design team, and she created a lovely collection of cards using watercolor paints as well as some of the latest Spring 2015 Memory Box dies and stamps. You can click on the Look Book in the sidebar to view the catalog, or you can view it directly here. So, sit back, relax, and flip through the latest catalog of designs. You are sure to be inspired! Want... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Salut les filles: Une petite carte moderne et masculine faite avec des découpes de Memory Box et de Poppystamps... J'ai utilisé pour le fond, en papier doré, la découpe "Cross stitched frame borders", avec ces petits points de croix ensuite le fond blanc a étè découpé avec la découpe "stitched... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Un Brin De Creativite
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Today's card features two new dies from the latest Memory Box release. I also used the new Hope and Thanks set by PoppyStamps again. (As I stated in my last post, this set is versatile!) Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Outside The Box
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The FILLIPA CORNER die no. 99146 and the SUNRISE POPPY die no. 99133 work really well together to create a really pretty card. I die cut several of the Fillipa Corners from a variety of printed Memory Box papers (current patterned papers and discontinued ones from my paper stash). Then I used the same papers to cut multiples of the Sunrise Poppy, being careful to save all the little flower parts. The fun part was combining Fillipa Corners with matching Sunrise Poppy outlines and then filling in each flower with a coordinating paper. I added pearls on the ends of... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Con la tarjetería aprendí a identifcar el estilo "Steampunk", término que nunca antes había utilizado! Pero este término no sólo se refiere al modo como se crean ciertas tarjetas pero es todo un género literario, que surgió en los ochentas y de ahí han salido subgéneros... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Smile...because the weekend is here!! I finally had a play with the new Ken Oliver color bursts. For this card I used them more in the vein of a watercolor technique to create a smoother vibrant look to the design. The sentiment was created using the set from the new release called Smile. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder to create a resist technique for the watercolors. For the inside of the card, just the top and bottom edges of the watercolor paper were colored to coordinate with the front panel design.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Spring and flowers...is it a coincidence that Mother's Day is in the Spring?! I'm sure you are all enjoying your flowers and plants you received! I know I am! So I'll carry on with three flower card ideas today. I used the NEW Aberdeen Branches die for my first card...die cut in green, then used scraps of yellow and orange to cut extra flowers and the butterfly. Trim those cuts and glue in the centers to the green cut. The sentiment is from the NEW poppystamps clear set 'Into the Words'. I used a white Signo Broad gel pen on... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Good Morning Everyone! For today's card I used several stamps from the new release. There are so many wonderful products in the spring release, it is hard to pick what to use. To create this card I stamped and embossed the Stars at Night image onto White cardstock using Black ink and Clear embossing powder. The word "Enjoy" came from the Smile Clear Stamp Set. This was stamped using Versa Ink and Clear embossing powder. Sponge the cardstock using Salty Ocean Distress Ink. Mist the inked background lightly with water to create some texture. On a strip of White cardstock... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Outside The Box
Good Morning! Marnie here today and I have a very elegant clean and simple card for you today using the English Rose Bouquet 99139. Here I've used it two ways first I embossed it into the Ivory Cardstock and second I cut it out of Gold Mirror Card and foam taped it over and offset just a bit. It is very simple but very elegant especially when matted with more Gold Mirror Card. I adore how the Gold enhances the embossing in the leaves they really stand out. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you have an... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Outside The Box