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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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Bonjour les copinautes: Ici l'étè commence déjà à se faner...Les élèves retournent aux écoles, le travaille recommence et les soldes d'étè donnent place aux collections d'automne/hiver...Les vacances finissent petit à petit, bien que le calendrier annonce que la saison estivale ne termine que jusqu'à la fin septembre...Ah! c'est bien dommage...... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Versatile Memory Box Ovals - Single Deer, Dancing Snowflake and Stitched Oval Layers - add a classic, traditional look to holiday cards. They make it quiick and easy to create dimensional winter scenes like this one. Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with another look featuring the new Single Deer Oval. Cut the second-largest Stitched Oval Layer from chartreuse cardstock. Cut Dancing Snowflake Oval from watercolor paper - leave the diecut in the die. Dry-emboss it for extra dimension using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine. Here's the stacking sequence I used for my Platinum - platform, diecut... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Outside The Box
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Hello Everyone! So glad you dropped by today as I share two cards using the same dies but with very different looks. The Batavia Snowflake Oval and Poinsettia Blooms are the featured dies today. I'll be posing the question, "which one do you like the best" so be thinking about that as I explain my process... The blue card on the left is cool and serene while the card on the right is bold and dramatic. After creating the blue card I realized I made several using the same or similar colors in the past few months so I switched... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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I'm continuing my personal challenge to create as many holiday/winter cards as I can this month. Today's post features two "merry Christmas" cards and three "let it snow" cards. I used the SNOWFLAKE SWELL 99828, SNOWFLAKE WIRE 99809, PICCOLO SNOWFLAKES 99850, and either the MERRY CHRISTMAS SENTIMENTS clear stamp set CL5212 or the LET IT SNOW PERKY SCRIPT die 99866 to make the five cards. First up--Christmas: I cut the Snowflake Swell from a light blue cardstock and trimmed it down for the front of a white notecard. I had some fun experimenting with the placement of the die--above you'll... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello and hi there. Penny here today with a snowy tree line card. I love to ski at Breckenridge and Vail....this card makes me want to get out there now! However...I will have to wait until January. Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Here we go: Start with a piece of White cardstock measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Ink the top portion with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves until happy with your "sky". Adhere this panel to a base card of White cardstock 4.25 x 11 inches, folded in half. Now for the die cutting. Start with a 4.25 x 5.50... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Happy Saturday Friends! Today I have a starry thank you card to share with you using some new dies. Let's get started! The Starry Lens die is so much fun! I die cut it in a white paper and then glued some silver glitter paper behind it. To add some extra fun to this card I die cut three sizes of the Stitched Stars die and glued them to the card. I stamped the thank you from the Sentimental Iris stamp set in purple ink and glued the whole thing to a fun and shiny purple paper. Some gems finished... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good morning everyone, Today I have a Christmas card for you that features a few new stamps and dies, along with some older ones. That's the great thing about Memory Box , the old and the new products work well together to create beautiful cards. To make this card I cut two pieces of white cardstock 4"x 5 1/4" and placed the Country Road Oval die in the center and die cut it. On the second piece of cardstock I sponged Candied Apple Distress ink on it and misted it with water. I glued the oval die cut piece on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Salut les Filles: Les bougies à Noël sont incontournables et voici une petite carte créé avec cette découpe de bougie qui est si jolie... Une découpe avec bordure de timbre fait son cadre ... J'ai pris les feuilles d'une découpe de fond et je les ai épongé avec des encres... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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A Persimmon Notecard is the perfect background for a bright summer-into-fall card layered with the Dazzling Dragonfly and Little Dragonflies. This great new color is an eye-opening orange ideal for a simple design created with artpapers cut using dies from the Square Basics and Wrapped Stitch Rectangles sets. Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with a quick dragonfly card in splashy summer colors. If you obsessively buy/collect/save/hoard beautiful artpapers - but stash them away because they're too pretty to cut into - Memory Box dies are the answer. They cut through handmade, silkscreened, metallic, marbled and embossed papers - like these from... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Diecut the new Single Deer Oval from matte Kraft cardstock - then surround it with sparkly, glittery bling! Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with a simple design for everyone on your Christmas list. Diecut a Stitched Oval Background to add dimension and interest - and to elevate the deer ever so slightly. Attach Scor-Tape behind silver glitter cardstock and cut two of the Piccolo Snowflakes. Place one side of the Curled Ribbons die on the backside of red glittered craft foam to diecut a scarf that curls upwards towards the left. (This section would normally curl downwards, or to the right.)... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Greetings friends. I have another snowman to share with you today. Can you tell that I like them a lot? The die I used today is called Snowman Panel. When you cut the die, this is what you get: As you can see, the stripes and snowman are all connected. I thought that if I put red behind the white stripes, it would resemble peppermint stripes. Next, I added the hat, eyes, scarf, buttons, and nose I cut from the Snowman Heart die. To finish the card, I cut a hill from the Stitched Curves set and added one of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello everyone! Isha here sharing a CAS "Just a Note" card using the AWESOME holiday new release dies. I love how versatile these are. I could have easily made it into a Christmas/ Winter card too but decided to make a general card :) I started with die-cutting the Deer Family Circle and Stitched Circle Trees using white cardstock panel. I then colored the trees, snow and the deers using Copic markers. Stamp sentiment onto the Deer panel. Apply some Nuvo glimmer paste for the snow. Cut the deer panel slightly smaller than the cardbase. Adhere the pine tree panel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Outside The Box
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Salut mes Chères amies: Je commence cette semaine par des cartes de Noël... avec des couleurs trés traditionelles...blanc et rouge... Le petit oiseau a été mis sur un fond qui a été embossé avec un classeur de gaufrage 3D...et voici la dimension que la carte a pris...ces classeurs sont vraiment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Un Brin De Creativite
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I'm on a roll creating Christmas cards. There are sooo many wonderful dies and stamps in the Holiday Release that make this an easy and fun task! Today's cards feature the SNOWY PINE OVAL die 99831 and the POINSETTIA BLOOMS set of five dies 30093. Each notecard base is a different green--using up what I have for single cards in my green basket. Here's the first card I made: To start this card, I cut the Snowy Pine Oval as well as the stamens from the Poinsettia Blooms in white cardstock. I then cut the poinsettia blooms from both red... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Como prometido, en mi último artículo, aquí les traigo la tercera y última tarjeta de la serie otoñal hechas con el mismo troquel el troquel de "leaf collage de estos tres fondos saqué tres tarjetas muy diferentes... Para la de hoy tomé el fondo de la... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with something so simple, you will be able to duplicate this card in less than 10 minutes. Do you need a lot of holiday cards? This is the design for you! Let's get started: Trim heavy White cardstock 5.50 x 8.50 inches, fold in half. Place the Chancery Snowflake Outline die on the front side of card near top, center. Die cut ONLY the front panel of your card. Trim top and bottom portion of card front away with scissors as shown. Die cut Chancery Snowflake Outline again from Luxury Navy Blue cardstock.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Outside The Box
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Hello friends! My card today features the Cozy Mugs die set from the latest holiday release. This is a great set that can be used all year round and for just about any occasion. I die cut the largest mug from white card stock and stenciled Peeled Paint Distress Ink onto the body, masking off the handle. I then masked the body and sponged Peeled Paint onto the handle. I added a little glitter to each dot, and lightly sponged Peeled Paint around the edges of the mug. I die cut one of the frames from the Stitched Frame set... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Outside The Box
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Happy Friday everyone! Today I have one last summer card for you before we really get into my favorite times of the year, autumn and winter. I have so many summer birthdays, and I found myself needing on more card, and those cute fish stamps were calling my name! To make this card I stamped, colored and die cut the fish. I used Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Oxide inks to create the background layer for my card. While the inks were still wet, I wrinkled a piece of plastic and layed it over the inked paper and let... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Outside The Box
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An altered Radiant Frame becomes the summer sun shining on a trio of the Elegant Shorebirds today. Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with a bright outdoor scene under a brilliant sun. Wishful thinking, snowflakes and winter pastels just couldn't cool things off. Let's accept the heat and smoky skies ...and create a summer card to cheer things up! Cut a portion of the Radiant Frame from yellow cardstock. Trim it with the 2-1/2" Circle Basics die. Cut off the remaining straight edge of the frame. Attach adhesive label paper to flamingo-colored cardstock and diecut Elegant Shorebirds. The layer label paper adds... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Outside The Box
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Today I decided to take a little break from Christmas cards and wanted to share a get well card I made for a friend recently. I stamped the beautiful iris from the new Sentimental Iris stamp set and colored it with Copic Markers. I die cut it with the coordinating die set. To create the background of my card I used the new Distress Oxide inks in the colors Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. I pressed one of the colors onto my craft mat and sprayed the ink with water a few times. Then I pressed my water color paper... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Outside The Box
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Hola queridas amigas: Recuerdan que en mi último post corté tres paneles de hojas? Esta es la 2da tarjeta que realicé con este troquel "Collage de Hojas" aquí están los tres fondos... Para esta tarjeta tomé el fondo en naranja y le añadí algunos detalles en azul marino... Espero que... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hello Memory Box Friends! Ready to get a jump on your Christmas cards? We all know you can spend a lot of time on your cards but sometimes it's the design idea that takes the most time--planning composition, colors, embellishments and textures....here's one idea for you to try out. So many of us think of poinsettia flowers as deep red in color but I have seen some lovely pink ones...here's mine. Starting with the background, I sponged these colors randomly onto white card stock: faded jeans, broken china, and fossilized amber distress oxide inks. A few spritzes of plain water... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Outside The Box
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Today's holiday cards feature the SOARING BIRD die 99837 perched on the pinecone branch from the PINECONE COLLAGE die 99793 nestled within the DECORATIVE POINSETTIA OVAL die 99859. I began with silver cardstock to cut the Soaring Bird once and the Decorative Poinsettia Oval which I cut twice in order to make a fuller poinsettia. I also added silver stamens from the POINSETTIA BLOOMS set of 5 dies 30093. I love that the poinsettia is not attached to the oval so I can place the finished bloom anywhere I choose on the card front. I glued the silver bird onto... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Outside The Box
Here is a list of the winners from our last blog blitz. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners! Winner of the Snowman Heart Collage die from Laura's post- Jean Marmo Winner of the Pinecone Collage die from Anne's post- Lindy Winner of the Tisdale Snowflake Collage from Melissa's post- Sue LD Winner of the Piccolo Snowflake from Jean's post- P Nelson Winner of the Home for the Holiday die from Donna's post- Suzy Que Winner of the Snowy Cabin die from Melissa's post-Eleanor Jenkins Winner of the Little Candle die from Penny's post-Pssequimages... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Outside The Box
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Hello Memory Box friends....Penny here today and I was shooting for a Fall creation, but my leaves came out on the Pastel side. So I am calling this a pre-Fall card. :) If you are loving the pale colors, then go with it, otherwise adjust your inks, gelatos for a darker shade of leaves. Here we go: As always...start with a White cardstock base trimmed to 4.25 x 11 inches, fold in half. Die cut Leaf Collage two times from a piece of acetate (we are making a stencil that you can keep). Cut White cardstock 4.25 x 5.50 inches.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Outside The Box