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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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I hope you've all been enjoying the amazing creations from my uber talented teammates using the newly released dies and stencils! You can find all of the newly released dies and stencils HERE I'm the last post for the blitz, but you have until 11pm EST Sunday October 26th to leave comments on the posts for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday October 27th. Good luck to everyone. I've used a couple of the fabulous new dies and a new stencil. The dies Frosted Vine Border, Let it Snow Clouds and stencil Tiny Snowflakes I... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Outside The Box
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'Morning Crafty Friends, Have you been enjoying the blog blitz this week featuring dies and stencils from the new Memory Box Winter 2014 release? This morning's feature die is the Pinecone Frame---all together now...Oooo-ahhh. It's a beauty and today I want to share two cards using it in different directions. This is one of those dies that removes the main design leaving "negative" space. So that means whatever color is behind the top layer will show through and define the design. I used a dark brown paper behind the die cut to give it contrast. This is what the die... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Outside The Box
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Salut les copines: Avec la nouvelle découpe "whirligig circle" j'ai fait cette carte à secouer! ou "Shaker card". C'est la découpe en forme de cercle au centre.. NOTE: Les couleurs sont à l'honneur de notre équipe de Baseball; L'Orange et le gris!; Les "Giants de San Francisco". Tous les ans... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hi everyone! Have you been enjoying our blog blitz? The Memory Box team has out done themselves this blitz! I hope I can keep up the momentum. I always am thrilled when I come up with an idea that can be easily reproduced in a variety of ways. This blueprint with a tag on a plain card base can be made in any number of ways. My tag cards use two new products just released by Memory Box. The winter large snowflakes stencil and the die- let it snow clouds. So how did I make these cards you ask? I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Good Morning, It's Marnie today I have for you a card using the Woodland Tree Silhouette 98969. This really is the most versatile die and it cuts beautifully out of so many materials. Today for the background I have used strips of fall colored card stock in 0.5 inch strips and layered the Woodland Tree Silhouette over it. Once it was complete I used the Script Lowercase Alphabet 98896 to add the word "grateful" to the card, in Gold Mirror Card. This would be so perfect for Fall or Thanksgiving Cards. This is also a wonderful way to used up... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! Is anyone else a big fan of polar bears? I just love them for Winter cards. I knew that I wanted to do something with the new Bundled Bear die (98947) for the new release blog blitz: To make this card, I started with a blue notecard and taped the brand new Texture Scraped Paint stencil on top (88584). I then added a light layer of light molding paste, but really, you could use any of your favorite texture pastes: Next, I added some glitter while the paste was still wet: When the paste and glitter were dry,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Welcome to Day #3 our of 2014 Winter Blog Blitz! Jean Okimoto here, with a holiday design in an array of pinks for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Create this card for someone special this month - and send it to her in December. I'm sure you know at least one person who'd love to receive this - I know I do. Memory Box Products Globe Ornament Die 98927 Andover Ornament Die 98908 Forest Pine Branch Die 98909 Ornament Hooks and Cap Die 98958 Curled Ribbons Die 98936 Merry Background Stamp G1998 Granny Smith and Sugar Plum Notecards (for diecutting) Imagine... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hi everyone! Pam here...welcome to another Memory Box Blog Blitz post! Are you enjoying all the new dies from Memory Box this year? WOW! I am! So easy to create festive and fun cards with Memory Box products! The Blitz started yesterday, Monday the 20th and will go through Friday. You have until 11:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 26th, to leave comments on all the posts. The winners will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday, October 27th. Good Luck! Comment on my post for a chance to win the Snowy Tree die! I'm sharing a card I made... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Ayer empezó el Blog Blitz de Memory Box en los 3 blogs de MB. Ayer en el blog de francés: "un brin de créativité" les mostré una tarjeta hecha con un marco con piñitas de pino... Hoy les tengo por supuesto otro NUEVO troquel de la... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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T I P S If you don't have silver shimmer cardstock, apply Delicata Shimmery Silver ink directly to the paper and heat set - it's identical to shimmer paper. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Welcome to Day One of the Blog Blitz featuring the newest Winter 2014 Memory Box Collection! This afternoon I am featuring the Woodland Tree Silhouette Die No. 98969 on several cards. Materials Used: Woodland Tree Silhouette die No. 98969 Frosted Vine Border die No. 98993 Merry Chrsitmas stamp B2019 white cardstock Russian Sage notecard from Imagine Crafts--Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink, White embossing powder small circle punch (for the moon) Stamping and embossing the sentiment really makes it pop against the dimensional die cuts. For this card, I used the same basic materials but changed the stamp, using the Vintage... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hi Everyone! Welcome to day 1 of our Winter release blog blitz. Now through Friday, there will be two posts a day featuring the dies and stencils of the Winter 2014 release. Today I'm featuring the new Forest Pine Branch Die. Be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win this fabulous die. Instead of a card today, I thought I would make a small gift pouch. I love these printed bags you can find in all the craft stores. This could be used as a gift card holder or a little... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Salut les Copines: Aujourd'hui on commence avec 5 jours, jusqu'au vendredi, d'inspiration dans les 3 blogs de Memory Box: c'est le Blog Blitz avec la toute nouvelle collection pour les fêtes de 2014, (lien aussi à côté, sur la barre )... Pour notre blog en Français, Voici ce que j'ai... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Good morning everyone! I hope your weekend has been going well. We had another great day of Memory Box classes yesterday at Simple Pleasures Stamp and Scrapbooking store in gorgeous Colorado Springs. A big thank you to all of the fabulous students and for their continued support of the Memory Box awesomeness. One of the five cards made in yesterday's class was using the wonderful new die called Woodland Tree Silhouette. I created a winter scene using the Woodland Tree Silhouette, the Classic Deer die cut and stamped the Darling Doe (E1986) in Memento Desert sand. I left off a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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The classic Portia Ornament makes a contemporary statement on a simple holiday card this evening. Jean Okimoto here, with another Christmas project for you. Memory Box Products Pine Needles Die 98968 Grand Joyeux Noel Die 99027 Portia Ornament Die 98920 Globe Ornament Die 98927 Ornament Hooks and Caps Die 98958 Dove Gray Notecard Dove Gray Envelope Raspberry, Key Lime and Granny Smith Notecards (for diecutting) Cut the needles from Key Lime and Granny Smith and dip the ends in glue. Slide them behind the ornament cap, layering them for texture and dimension. Let the needle tips 'float' delicately above the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello Everyone! I love this time of the year....making cards for Christmas, the holiday season is beginning, people are happy... Christmas Trees with snow on them make me a happy girl so I just love this card made by Theresa one of our teachers here at The Stamp Addict. She will be teaching this card along with several others in November classes here in San Diego so if you get the chance check out our calendar and come take the class! In the card she used the Snowy Tree Die and the Deer Trio Die and just cut off the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
Good Morning, Marnie here. Today I have another Fall Thank You card, since Fall is officially here not only in date but also just with the weather. It's time to begin staying in and crafting on gloomy, rainy, cold days. For this card I used the Elliana Background 98956 which is cut out of Gold Mirror Card. I pieced together a background fall colored strips of cardstock and popped up the Elliana Background with foam tape over the handmade background. I layered some of the Marvelous Maple Leaves 98766 in the bottom right corner using the Fall Colored Cardstock found... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Just returned from visiting Dad for a few days and found our backyard looking like a mosaic of fallen leaves. Like one of everything was blowing around in a swirl of color. Jean Okimoto here with a garden-inspired card for you tonight - between those erratic flickering lights and power glitches. Memory Box Products Delicate Fern Die 98341 Grape Vine Die 99002 Tall Chloe Stem Die 98773 Marvelous Maple Leaves Die 98766 NEW NEW Pine Needles Die 98968 Drip Rings Stencil 88582 Vanilla Bean Notecard Jack O Lantern Envelope Notecards for diecutting – Jack O Lantern, Dill, Granny Smith, Mango... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Can you believe Halloween is just two weeks away? Here’s a cute-and-spooky design for you. Jean Okimoto here today, let’s get started... Memory Box Products Spooky Background Stamp G1996 Haunted Webs Die 99007 Ghost Trio Die 98376 Metal Adapter Plate 98100 Graphite Notecard Graphite Envelope Imagine Crafts Products VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad Radiant Neon Inkpads – Electric Orange, Electric Purple, Electric Green Black Embossing Powder Daubers Daub the stamped, embossed background with Radiant Neons for a colorful contrast to the white webs and ghosts. Attach some googly eyes to one of the spookys – and add a few orange sequins... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hola hola... Ay! las margaritas como me recuerdan ese jueguito y dicho..."me quiere , no me quiere" y le vas quitando los petalos a la flor..estoy segura que muchas de ustedes lo recordaran, no es cierto? Bueno pues este troquel me recuerda esto... Para el fondo usé varias tintas "distress"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hello, everyone - glad to see you've returned for a visit! I decided to make some Christmas tags before all the holiday madness started, and the two below feature easy and simple designs that can be mass-produced lickety-split. S U P P L I E S All supplies by Memory Box unless otherwise noted. Card stock: kraft 120-pound; Patterned Paper: Morocco, Gingham & Distressed Dot with coordinating card stock; Accents: gems (Mark Richards), buttons; Dies: Lindeman Snowflake; Fibers: Twine (Hempotique), seam binding Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Salut les Filles! Une petite carte toute en rose pour suivre la campagne annuelle de prevention du cancer du sein! Le fond a étè épongé avec un pochoir avec des encres en rose *Je viens de me rendre compte que le pochoir sur la photo n'est pas celui que j'ai... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Un Brin De Creativite
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Here's a pretty card and coordinating envelope using two Memory Box stencils, a Memory Box die, and a Memory Box stamp. MATERIALS USED: white notecard and white envelope; white cardstock Memory Box Stencil: Flurry Frame No. 88579 Memory Box Stencil: Snowflake Lace No. 88576 Memory Box Die: Beloved Snowflakes No. 9044 Memory Box Stamp: Merry Christmas B2019 from Imagine Crafts: Memento Bahama Blue ink, VersaMagic Sea Breeze ink, and Jumbo Dauber Place the Flurry Frame stencil over the front of the envelope and sponge on the Sea Breeze ink using the Jumbo Dauber. Take the white notecard and mask the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Outside The Box
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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you tody, i have another christmas card for you, that I made on kraft cardstock. I have stamped the sentiment couple of times on this cardstock, making my own background... Memory Box products used: Pine Needle Border (98467) Limoges Snowflake (98935) Merry and Bright Combo (B2005) Have a great weekend! Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Outside The Box
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I am including starfall with this series because the stamp is similar to snowfall. If you missed the first installment, please check out this post. Do you see the falling images, you can see why I have used both these stamps in my series. Starfall just had to be done in gold and the best gold ink I own is the Delicata-Golden Glitz by Imagine Crafts. I stamped all the images with the gold ink and I fussy cut the forest pine. The hill was free hand cut with scissors. I sprayed it with irRESISTible gold spray from imagine Crafts.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Outside The Box