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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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Celebrate Happy Friday and a special birthday with the delicate Blooming Lotus Die today. It's bold - but delicate - and perfect for any occasion. Jean Okimoto here today, with a spritzy, shimmery design for you. Memory Box Products Blooming Lotus Outline Die 99099 Open Studio Stitched Square Layers Die Set 30038 Metal Adapter Plate 98100 Happy Birthday Special Combo Stamp B1910 (there's a little gift box stamp on the side) Violet Notecard (for diecutting) Wisteria Notecard (for stamping) Imagine Crafts Products Craft Mat Kaleidacolor Spectrum Inkpad Sheer Shimmer Gold Spritz Delicata Golden Glitz Inkpad Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle Pigment... Continue reading
Posted 10 minutes ago at Outside The Box
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Hello dear MB fans! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today, this time I have played on my kraft background with stencil as well. I have applied the golden medium molding paste and then used the Prima spray on top of the stencil, absolutely loved the effect, lets have a look? There is always one die from the new release that becomes my favorite, this time around it was Surely Stitched Circle (99074). Really such a nice die! Still have so many ideas on how to use it. Memory Box products used: Stencil Heart Confetti (88588) Surely Stitched Circle (99074) Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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I've noticed the dark chocolate bunnies showing up in the grocery store aisles! These two cute NEW bunnies are hiding out under the flowers in their own little miniature world! I created the little scene on an A-2 size card with the following dies... Shaker Rectangle Frames (30003) Stitched Rectangle Layers (30009) Oh Hello Again (30010) Fanciful Fences (30035) Springtime Bunnies (99109) Florina Corner (99081) Puffy Clouds (98172) Alphabet Soup (98795) Here's a close up of the bunnies... I drew in a little line to define the ears, a dot for the eyes and a little white gel pen on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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hello! Pam here with the NEW Tulip Bouquet die! So pretty and ready for Spring! Here's the steps to create this card... *die cut the Tulip Bouquet in an A-2 white top folding card-base (you'll want to keep a few of the white pieces to stick back in) *then die cut it in black card-stock, keeping the Tulip outline *line the inside of the card with a piece of Raspberry Dot Signature Pattern Paper *piece and glue the black cut into the white negative die cut space in the white card-base *glue in the little white pieces you kept *die... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello from San Diego! I just wanted to pop in today and share this card made by Therese P. one of our teachers here at The Stamp Addict. She will be teaching how to make this card at our store on Thursday April 23rd! She used the Memory Box Come Rain or Shine Die and the Raindrops Stencil with 3D Gel Gloss to make this fantastic card. Isn't it wonderful! Give us a call if you will be in the area and want to take the class. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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I will make up quite a few Easter baskets this year as small thank you gifts for the people who have been so kind and generous to my parents. Today I am posting photos of the tags, pillow boxes, and cards that I will be sending. I just love the Baby Chicks die no. 99112 and die cut them from both yellow and purple cardstock to go on tags and cards that will be sent with boxes of yellow and purple Peeps. Other dies I also used: Fairytale Flower Frame die no. 99067 (I used the full wreath on the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Recuerden que los troqueles además de cortar también pueden servir de plantillas... En esta tarjeta usé para el fondo una plantilla normal de Memory Box que se llama "Brilliant" en café y para la flor, usé el troquel como plantilla para darle color a los petalos... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
Good Morning! Marnie here today! Hope everyone is keeping warm. We are trying here but the negative temperatures make it difficult. I'm looking forward to next week we might see some melting of the frozen snow. In the meantime I'll keep drinking tons of coffee to keep warm, really this is not a hardship for me I love coffee, any excuse! So today I have a fun coffee card that uses a wax resist/watercolor technique. The watercolor is done with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, a clear crayon and the Bubbles Stencil - 88574. The coffee is the Coffee On the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good morning Memory Box fans and welcome to the first day of March! I hope your weekend is going well and is creative. The weather has been a little crazy this week and lots of delayed starts for the kids which translated into later nights in my craft room. I love this Fairyland Butterflies from the new collection, and it is oh so versatile! I used a 3x3 Art square from Inchie Arts and cut an impression into the square. The die doesn't cut all the way through but leaves a beautiful impression which I then colored up with Copic... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! Pam here with two coffee cards to share... My first card uses the following dies... all from the 2015 Collection Cross Stitched Frame Borders Cross Stitched Frames Splendid Clarkia Large Coffee on the Go I know... a real switch for me, using pattern papers! : ) and one in my favorite colors! Dies I used...from the 2015 Collection Large Coffee on the Go Stitched Rectangle Layers set All About the Love set Cross Stitch My Heart set Stay warm! Enjoy your coffee and thanks so much for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good morning everyone! This is the first Saturday in weeks that we are not getting a snow storm. Of course it's still very cold this morning, but I will take that over a snow storm. I am featuring another new die from the January release called," Waltzing Butterflies". For this card I used Gold metallic paper to die cut the Butterflies. On a strip of book paper trace around the outside edge of Butterfly die cut and cut away that portion. Lightly paint over the book paper with White paint. Ink the edges of the paper with Brown ink and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Greetings Crafty Friends, Let's start the day with a bright and cheery birthday card! I try to keep birthday cards ready in case someone's special day sneaks up on me. This one is going to my granddaughter Addison who loves pink and purple---she's at Disneyland today and will be 8 years old! This is a 5 1/2" square top folding card and all the dies used on this card (inside and outside) are from the NEW Open Studio collection. I die cut the Happy word three times from shimmer paper in bright Springy colors from the Share the Happiness die... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas! Con este troquel de Memory Box "Lydia Butterfly" se pueden hacer tarjetas totalement simples o como se le conocen en inglés CAS (clean and simple/sencillas y sin muchos adornos)... ya que la mariposa lo tiene todo... o se pueden hacer tarjetas más orneadas como la que... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today, showing you abright, filled with spring breeze card. This time around I wanted to use the die in not that traditional way, so I used the negative space of the die and filled it with sequins and bright dew drops. For that I decided to go with the contrast colors red/green and kraft/white Memory Box dies used: Surely Stitched Circle (99074) Wildflower Corner (98895) have a great Thursday, Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Salut les filles: La semaine dernière, je vous ai montré comment faire d'une découpe "normale" une découpe de bordure...(poste ICI) Ce poste d'aujourd'hui suit le même principe, avec une petite difference.. On va créer une découpe qui coupera partiellement des endroits choisis... le papillon a étè coupé partiellement Ici l'effet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Un Brin De Creativite
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I made these adorable Easter baskets for tags and gift boxes: The Chocolate Bunnies: Springtime Bunnies, Die No. 99109 The Peeps: Baby Chicks, Die No. 99112 The Basket Grass: the stem base from Long Stem Lavender, Die No. 99108 The Basket: Kempsey Basket, Die No. 99111 And then I framed each basket using the Fairytale Flower Frame, Die No. 99067: Here is a finished tag... And here is a small gift box filled with candy... Putting these together gives me hope that spring isn't too far away! And Easter will be here before we know it--on April 5th this year!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone. Laura here. Today I am showing you a project that Dave Brethauer, the owner of Memory Box created. It is a great way to color the Steampunk Corner die (99084) using an assortment of alcohol inks. Here is a peek of the finished aged look of the gears: And a further away view: For the gears, Dave cut them out from shimmery cardstock and then dripped various colors of alcohol inks on top of the die cut before letting it dry completely. Here are the colors Dave used for the project. He used Copic refills, but really, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hi Everyone, Today I have a quick and easy masculine birthday card for you. I die cut the Large Ringlets Die from Kraft cardstock and adhered it to White cardstock. Spatter the card with black ink to add a some texture. Die cut the Surely Stitched Circle,once from Black and once from Kraft cardstock. Glue the Black die cut to a 3/4" strip of Kraft cardstock. Use the inside Kraft circle from the die cut and glue this on top of the Black die cut. Stamp the Something Special sentiment on White cardstock which is layered on a Black strip... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Simple Pleasures is celebrating their 20th anniversary this weekend!! The weather is trying to interfere with the good times, but it isn't wining! We had some great make and takes using the exclusive Memory Box dies and stamps and an inky good time was had by all. You can find all of the information on the exclusive stamps and dies on the Simple Pleasures blog and to see some more wonderful creations with the exclusives head on over to their Facebook page. With the snow and wind blowing outside, I, of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Today was an unusually warm, sunny spring day in Seattle, in February - but here's a card that was inspired by a scene from the golf course just a few days ago. Big, ploppy raindrops and guys and their golf umbrellas having a wonderful time. So very Seattle! Jean Okimoto here - hope you like this card - and know someone who'd love to receive it. Memory Box Products Candy Cane Stripes Stamp G 1993 Golf Clubs and Bag Die Set 98963 Splashing Puddles Die 99062 Open Studio Come Rain or Shine Die Set 30027 Open Studio Stitched Circle Layers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hi - hope it's a great weekend for you! Jean Okimoto here with a fresh color combo featuring the new Finnegan Fronds set from Open Studio. I had to use Oh Hello Again just one more time - so I could use the cool script-y "hello." Don't you just love the colors of the Open Studio packages? Memory Box Products Open Studio Finnegan Fronds Die Set 30014 Open Studio Oh Hello Again Die Set 30010 Open Studio Shaker Square Frames Set 30030 Pool Distressed Dots Signature Pattern Notecards for diecutting - Parchment, Dove Gray, Granny Smith, Sunflower and Pool Cut... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hello out there in cyberspace! I wanted to show you this fantastic card done by Annelvira, one of our teachers here in San Diego, CA. She will be teaching it at The Stamp Addict on both March 4th and 14th. She uses the Bengal Detail Plate for the background and the Bloomington Wreath die plus some wonderful ribbon and bling to make this beautiful card. I hope you like it as much as I do! If you are in the area in March make sure to sign up and take the class to make this and 3 other wonderful Memory... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Outside The Box
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The Open Studio Oh Hello Again Dies just don't seem to get any rest today! Here's another "HELLO" - on an all-occasion spring-ish card. Jean Okimoto here this evening - let's get started - Memory Box Products Open Studio Oh Hello Again Die Set 30010 Open Studio Stitched Circle Layers Die Set 30036 Longstem Lavender Die Set 99108 Journey Collage Stamp G1733 Granny Smith, Key Lime, Dill and Aloe Notecards Granny Smith Envelope Imagine Crafts Olive Grove Memento Luxe Inkpad Journey Collage is one of my favorite stamps - and it's perfect for a subtle background when diecut with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas; "Ikebana" es el arte japonés del arreglo de las flores... Tan pronto como ví este troquel de la lavanda, pensé en hacer una tarjeta en memoria de los campos de lavanda que crecen en el sur de Francia y que tanto ví y disfruté cuando viví... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Can't wait till Spring? Neither can I! Jean Okimoto here today, with a flowery any-occasion card featuring the beautiful new Splendid Clarkia Die. Memory Box Products Splendid Clarkia Die 99068 Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Layers Die Set 30009 Open Studio Oh Hello Again Die Set 30010 Notecards for diecutting - Aloe, Thistle, Violet Imagine Crafts Products Radiant Neon Inkpads - Electric Blue, Electric Purple, Electric Green Fireworks! Spritz - Grape Jelly Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Gold Sponge the Radiant Neons onto watercolor paper. Spritz it with Grape Jelly and Gold. Cut it with the Stitched Rectangle Layer. Cut Splendid Clarkia... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Outside The Box