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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 Everybody, Today, I have a Christmas card which features a few new dies from the new Holiday release. I love the new Pinecone Frame and Forest Pine Branch dies. I can picture many future cards using these. I also used the new Texture Spatter Spray stencil. As soon as I saw this stencil I thought of snow. It worked wonderfully with texture paste for my card. I die cut the branch three times and cut it to size to fit the card. After everything was glued down I applied my texture paste through the stencil. Memory Box Products used:... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! Time for a new series. This one is a wee bit different. I will see if you figure it out. Today's card features a great snowfall stamp- called what else but snowfall. I stamped it on blue card stock and embossed it with sparkle powder by Imagine Crafts. I added the trees and embossed them with white powder from Imagine Crafts. The sentiment was stamped with MementoLuxe teal zeal ink and embossed in clear. Stay tune for the next creation in this new card series! Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Outside The Box
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MEMORY BOX MATERIALS USED: white notecard and envelope Stencil: Raindrops No. 88577 Stamp: Let your heart Combo B2006 Stamp: Wildberry Branch G2015 IMAGINE CRAFTS MATERIALS USED: Memento Ink Bahama Blue VersaMagic Ink Sea Breeze Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy Ink VersaFine Onyx Black Ink fingertip dauber Jumbo Dauber Memento Pen Pistachio Memento Pen Olive Grove I used an oversized post-it note placed at an angle to mask the right side of the card before using the Raindrops stencil with the fingertip dauber and Bahama Blue ink. I then masked the raindrops using the same post-it note, stamped the Wildberry Branch in Pearlescent... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Bonjour les Copines: Voici ma carte pour ce début de semaine... Voici les découpes que j'ai utilisé... Un événement m'a inspiré à faire cette carte... Voulez-vous savoir d'oú vient le titre de ma création...et qu'est ce qui m'a poussé à la faire? et bien il faudra le découvrir dans mon... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Un Brin De Creativite
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Good morning everyone! Did you know there are only 12 weekends until Christmas? Eeeks. But let us not forget Halloween which is just about a month away:) I had some fun combining dies, stamps and some Copics. The stamp, Bramble Sunrise, was stamped with Versamark on vellum and then embossed with detail black embossing powder. The back of the vellum was colored with Copic markers and blended together with rubbing alcohol. The other Memory Box products used are: Dies: Ghost Trio 98367 Flying Bats 99037 Rounded Fence 98287 Thanks for swinging by today and hope the rest of your weekend... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today with my newest Christmas card, as always lots of little bits and pieces here, many textures and dimension, hope you will enjoy it! What can I say? Pine Needle Border (98467) became really my fav die out of this christmas-themed season release, i use dit like hundred times already, love love it! and some close up: Memory Box products used: Pine Needle Border (98467) Twirling Snowflake (98932) Have a great weekend everyone! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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'Morning Crafty Friends! Hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend too. Today my card-share is what I call the "Joyful Snowflake Sprig". It's a combination of a stenciled background, beautiful Memory Box die cuts and an embossed sentiment. For the background I selected the Chic Chevron Stencil and inked it onto black card stock with Tsukineko's beautiful Delicata pigment ink in Silvery Shimmer from Imagine Crafts. The Delicata metallic ink will not tarnish and dries in minutes. It's easy to apply to the stencil with their Jumbo Dauber and look at the sharp and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Mis dos queridas amigas Katia (de México) Y Coco (de Francia) ...han hecho estos dos proyectos con los troqueles que se han ganado aquí en este blog durante la primavera y el verano... Made By Katia Katia , con su blog "amando el papel" usó el... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Good Morning how is everyone today? It's Marnie here with a FUN Christmas Card using the Sweet Candy Canes 98913 with shimmery red candy stripes. The finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" a standard A2 card. The first step is to cut the Candy Canes, out of white cardstock and then out of the red shimmer paper. With detail scissors cut little strips of the red shimmer candy canes adhere to the white. If you like you can cut the strips on an angle for a more authentic Candy Cane look. Don't forget to add the Ornament Hooks... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello – Jean Okimoto here today - double-dipping with two projects for you... Memory Box Products Mesh Designer Stencil 88517 Small Word Pop Straight Die 99054 Tinsel Ropes Die 98851 Tis the Season Combo Stamp B2014 (there’s a tiny holly sprig attached to the side) Juniper Notecard Juniper Envelope Thistle Notecard (for stamping) Imagine Crafts Inkpads Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Pigment Inkpad Memento Luxe Love Letter Pigment Inkpad Stencil the Mesh background with Wedding Dress and emboss it with detail white powder. Stamp the greeting with Love Letter and emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut the bottom with the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Good Morning how is everyone today? It's Marnie here with a FUN Christmas Card using the Sweet Candy Canes 98913 with shimmery red candy stripes. The finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" a standard A2 card. The first step is to cut the Candy Canes, out of white cardstock and then out of the red shimmer paper. With detail scissors cut little strips of the red shimmer candy canes adhere to the white. If you like you can cut the strips on an angle for a more authentic Candy Cane look. Don't forget to add the Ornament Hooks... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Today's card features two new dies, one of our most popular dies from the past, and a new Christmas sentiment. I apologize for the photo; the embossing powder is actually a deep, silvery grey but the sunlight streaming through the window has washed it out. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Salut mes chèrs amies: J'éspère que tout va bien chez vous, ici on se prépare de plus en plus pour l'automne et les fêtes qui viennent avec... Aujourd'hui j'ai décidé de faire encore une fois une carte CAS (clean and simple), ou C&S comme vous dites...merci pour la traduction! et... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hola mis queridas amigas: En nuestros países, latinoamericanos es muy raro o casi inexistente una "blanca" navidad como se le conoce a las navidades pasadas en la nieve ...ya sean esas navidades llenas de nieve en en la parte norte o extremo sur del continente americano! Y por eso me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hello from California! We have a teacher here at The Stamp Addict in San Diego who is going to be teaching a holiday card class in on Oct. 28 and again on Nov. 9 featuring Memory Box dies on each of the cards. When Annelvira showed me the board for the class I fell in love with the card she made using the Noel Tiles die and asked if I could showcase it here on the blog. She said yes so here it is, I hope you love it also! Remember if you are going to be in the area,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Outside The Box
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If you haven't noticed, I often work in threes. I like to take a stamp or die and try to do at least three different things with it. Sorta justifies the purchase. I remember Jennifer Maguire when asked how she picks a stamp, she responded by saying if she couldn't think of at least five things to do with it she wouldn't get it. See here and here for the previous postings. Today is the third installment of the hanging ornament die. I used a tried and true technique that I introduced last winter. See here for the tutorial. Once... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Good morning everyone. I hope your weekend has been a good one and thanks for swinging by today. I've definitely been thinking of and wishing for Fall this past week since the temperatures were somewhat on the "too hot" for Fall side. If you're like me, sometimes a card with a simple design and only a couple of steps to completion is just what is needed. I've been reorganizing my craft space and came across things that either a) I forgot I had or b) I don't remember ever purchasing and the 3D stamping paint was one of those finds.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hi Everyone! Today I have a quick and easy card that could be used for any occasion. I stamped and embossed the Large Cattails image using Black Ink and Black Embossing Powder. I masked the moon using a circle punched from a post-it-note. I sponged over the background using several colors of Memento Ink. I die cut the Gold Finch from Black Cardstock. Glue the die cut as desired on your card. I finished off the card by wrapping Black Twine from The Twinery around the card. Add a button and you're done. Memory Box Products Used: Gold Finch Die... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hello from Hot Sunny San Diego! Here in the middle of a heat wave I have been creating cards that make me think of cooler times...Christmas to be exact! I hope you enjoy this Christmas Tree step card I created. It will be one of the cards I will teach in my Memory Box Card class in October at The Stamp Addict, so if you like it and want to join the fun, just give us a call to reserve your seat! I used the Grand Merry Christmas Script die...I think it is so elegant looking, don't you just love... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Salut mes chères amies: Je viens aujourd'hui vous faire partager cette carte... C'est une carte toute simple à réaliser et qui pourrait passer comme "CAS". Ce sont les sigles des mots en anglais "Clean And Simple" (sands trop de garnitures et simple à faire)... Je n'ai pas trouvé en français... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Un Brin De Creativite
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Good Morning! Marnie here with a pretty quick Christmas Card using the Hanging Ornament Die 98929 in some fresh modern colors. For this card I cut the die first out of white cardstock and then out of the silver. I used the negative of the white cardstock and embedded the silver mirror card Hanging Ornaments into the white piece. Super simple just some fine detail gluing needed. The Bluebird Distress Dots with red is my favorite color combo so far this year. For some accent I have added some black mirror card strips and the entire thing is mounted on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Outside The Box
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An upside-down Snowfall? No problem - it's such a versatile stamp it works both ways - and use it for confetti or champagne bubbles on a celebration card too! Jean Okimoto here this evening, with a simple design in my go-to holiday colors. Snowfall (G1999) © 2014 Memory Box Memory Box Products Frosted Spruce Tree Die 99005 Resting Birds Die 98527 Cosmic Star Set Die 98464 Snowfall Stamp G1999 Wonderful Time Combo Stamp B2013 Juniper Notecard White Notecard Juniper Envelope Imagine Crafts Products VersaMark Memento Luxe Love Letter Pigment Inkpad Memory Box Dies make it easy and economical to create... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Looking for another way to use your favorite new Merry Background stamp? Create a word bubble for that jolly guy and add some red glittered foam stars. I found the glittered foam – in great holiday colors – at Impress. Jean Okimoto here today – this one’s fun! Memory Box Products Holiday Hats Die 98736 Beard Set Die 98726 Cosmic Star Set Die 98464 Small Word Pop Straight Die 99054 Merry Background Stamp G1998 Key Lime Notecard Holly Berry Notecard Kraft Notecard Granny Smith Notecard Granny Smith Envelope Imagine Crafts Products VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad Daubers Use the Key Lime,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hello, Stampers! I'm afraid I'm still without my glasses, so if anything is crooked, that's why! Today's card features the Lindeman Snowflake die and snowflakes cut from the Merry Christmas Tidings die and the new Time To Be Joyful sentiment. S U P P L I E S Memory Box dies (Lindeman Snowflake, Merry Christmas Tidings), stamp (Time To Be Joyful), Soiree Shimmer Paper and Gingham patterned paper; ink: Memento Luxe (Imagine Crafts) Accents: button (Jillibean Soup), gems (Mark Richards); Other: foam dimensional adhesive Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Con esta tarjeta de cumpleaños otoñal, aprovecho para felicitar a mis amigos del norte y de centro américa : A los de Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras Y México pues hoy 15 de septiembre están celebrando su Día de Independencia...! Y para los Mexicanos... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at A Crear Se Dijo!