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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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Greetings friends. Today I want to share a card using one of the new 3-D embossing folders as well as new patterned paper and dies. To make the card, I started by cutting out the two pieces of the Magnolia Double Arch die. I made sure to place the two dies in the shape of a wreath so that I would be able to use the center of the wreath for my card: I snipped the sides of the wreath that weren't cut so that I was left with just the center. I then cut out the two flower/leaf pieces... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Outside The Box
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Say thanks with a layered floral greeting from the Garden Party collection. Stamp and diecut the corner image to create a crisp backdrop for the individual design elements - then add glittery highlights. The Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamps and Dies set includes the leaves, flowers and greetings. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a summer-ready design. I'll leave the detailed watercoloring to Dave and the other experts on our Design Team. I painted the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with diluted inks from the Melon Melody Kaleidacolor inkpad. Dry the inks - and you're ready to stamp and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Outside The Box
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Hello there! Michelle here. I have been having a lot of fun coloring the new stamp set, Peony Garden Corner Stamp, from the Garden Party Release! The supplies I used are in the picture above. I stamped the flowers, leaves and butterfly with black ink and colored them with Copic Markers. Shades used: petals: R20, R22, R85, R89; leaves: YG17, YG67, BG78; butterfly: Y18, Y35, YR24. I used the coordinating dies to cut the flowers, leaves and butterfly. I added some shimmer to the colored images with Fairy Sugar in coordinating shades, lemon drop, sour apple sparkle and strawberry ice.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Celebrate a special birthday with Tall Birthday Candles and Poppystamps' Flora Blooms Solid Set. Balance the bold diecuts with the delicate Celebrate Cursive Script and a pretty floral print from the Garden Folly 6x6 prints. Hello, Jean Okimoto here sharing a design idea for the June Birthdays Challenge. Everyone deserves a special birthday card and now - more than ever - your handcrafted card will brighten their day. The 5-piece Poppystamps Flora Bloom Solids Set nests together and cuts bold blossoms for spring and summer greetings. It's a great set for stenciling, pressure-embossing and cutting inlaid designs too. Tape the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Outside The Box
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Bonjour mes amies: Una carte d'anniversaire ... J'ai utilisé des produits de Memory Box et de Poppystamps.(Les papillons) J'adore le fond qui a été fait avec un dossier de gaufrage nouveau de la collection Mai/Juin Dernière vue J'éspère que chez vous les choses vont mieux qu'ici... La crise social que... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Salut les fIlles: Une petite carte bien simple, mais bien jolie aussi...je trouve! J'ai beaucoup aimé les couleurs de cette carte qui nous mets le sourire au visage... J'ai utlisé des découpes de la collection Mai/Juin que vous pouvez voir ICI J'éspère vous trouver en bonne mine... et je vous... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hola mis amigas: Esta tarjeta salió de la tarjeta anterior que hice y publiqué aquí en este blog: "Tarjeta Oriental". Para hacer esta tarjeta usé la parte negativa del troquel de la hoja que corté en papel brillante color pastel. Esta parte del troquel, generalmente se tira a la basura...pero... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hola mis queridas amigas: Memory Box a sacado una linea de cintas pegantes estilo japones; las conocidas "Washi Tape". Estas son perfectas para hacer fondos, adornar secciones y darles un toque oriental... Aquí usé la cinta con algunos troqueles, bastante minimalista. Más de cerca: La hoja la corté usando la... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Greetings friends. It is time for another challenge. I hope you will join us this month for the challenge. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's challenge. The winner of the blog badge was Lucie G from the LucieG Cards blog. We really loved her beautiful spring card. The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Liz Cavill from the Crafty Sunflower blog. Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com to claim your prize. Want to play along in this month's challenge? The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Outside The Box
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Greetings friends. It is time for another challenge. I hope you will join us this month for the challenge. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's challenge. The winner of the blog badge was Lucie G from the LucieG Cards blog. We really loved her beautiful spring card. The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Liz Cavill from the Crafty Sunflower blog. Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com to claim your prize. Want to play along in this month's challenge? The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Hello there. Today is not just the last day in May, it‘s also my birthday. And with that, I have an easy monochromatic birthday card to share using products from the newest Garden Party release. The Birthday Cursive Script Circle was die cut three times from scraps of Bristol paper and stacked for dimension. Used scissors to snip away the circle. The solid candles from Tall Birthday Candles were then die cut from regular white cardstock and various aqua/teal pattern papers in the Garden Folly paper pack. Trimmed off the flame on the pattern paper candles and pieced on top... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Outside The Box
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Happy Saturday - here's a sharing-kindness card for weekend crafting. Combine the lacy new Clementine Border and bold Poppystamps Rounded Blooms Flowers for a fresh look. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a delayed post caused by a (senior moment) glitch today. I've always loved tall, skinny cards - even before "slimline" became trendy. The tall/skinny idea is just wishful thinking! They fit #9 or #10 business envelopes - surprise someone with a boring business envelope that contains a special card you've created for them. Enjoy Michelle's pretty slimline card here. Scrunch waxed paper and rub it briskly over the Clementine... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Outside The Box
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Bonjour les amies: La gentillisse et l'amabilité sont tellement nécéssaires ces temps-ci... Il faut pratiquer plus la compassion et sourire face aux problémes... Voici une petite carte a l'honneur de cette pensée; faite avec des découpes sorties pour ce mois de mai/juin... et du papier scintillant comme fond de carte... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Salut mes amies: Une ptite carte faite avec des pochoirs.. et une découpe... Les couleurs contrastantes font un bon effet.. Le noir de la fleur mets plus en valeur la beauté de cette découpe... J'éspère vous trouver bien... A la prochaine Découpes et Pochoirs: 42030 Ring Tike Stencil 94398 Single... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Un Brin De Creativite
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Hola mis amigas: Ayer les mostré una tarjeta masculina para un cumpleaños... Hoy les traigo otra tarjeta masculina por su diseño geométrico..y que es para celebrar algo... Contemos nuestras bendiciones y mandésemosla a alguien que este celebrando algo especial en su vida... Les deseo lo mejor... Besos y hasta pronto... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Hola amigas: Les traigo hoy una tarjeta con unos nuevos troqueles y una nueva plantilla... Me encanta el efecto de las hojas de esta nueva plantilla... Es perfecta por los colores para mandársela a un señor.. Espero que todo este bien con ustedes... Abrazos y besos virtuales.. Materiales: 94396 Birthday... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Crear Se Dijo!
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Greetings friends. Do you have a favorite flower? For me, it is the peony. I think they are absolutely stunning. Therefore, I was really excited to see the new Memory Box stamp sets. I don't know if I have ever seen a peony in the orange color I used, but I decided to color my flower to match the washi tape. To make the card, I used both the wide and 1" version of the Cornelia Aqua washi tape. I took a piece of white cardstock and then placed a strip of the wide and a strip of the narrow... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Outside The Box
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Add a happy note to cards with the new Bubble Circles - a trio of circles within circles surrounded by dots. Add the large Flora Blooms from Poppystamps for a big pop of brightness. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a card designed to acknowledge special acts of kindness. It's a very simple card - and it can be a template for similar combos of Bubble Circles, Garden Folly and the new floral dies at Poppystamps, a division of Memory Box. Scrunch a sheet of waxed paper and rub it briskly over the largest Bubble Circle die to prep the detailed... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at Outside The Box
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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I wanted to make a slim line card using the newest stamp set, Peony Garden Corner clear stamp. I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock slightly smaller than 3 1/2 x 8 1/2. I inked it up with tattered rose, worn lipstick and picked raspberry distress oxide inks. Allow to inks to set/dry. I dusted the inked panel with some anti static powder than embossed the flowers with gold embossing powder. These are the supplies I used, Peony Garden Corner Border stamp set and Celebrate Cursive Script Word Die and strawberry ice glitter glue.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at Outside The Box
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Hello everyone! Today I have another card using products from the new 2020 Garden Party Release. To make this card I placed a piece of patterned paper into the new Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine. Next I lightly sanded the embossed areas so that the design shows up. I die cut the outside frame from the Tulip Trio die set from white cardstock and glued it to the embossed panel. I also die cut the words from white cardstock and glued them to the card front. I stamped, watercolored and die cut... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at Outside The Box
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Here's a pocket card with a panel insert that uses several coordinating papers from the new Garden Folly 6X6 paper pack PP1005 and stamps and their coordinating dies from the Peony Garden Corner clear stamps and dies set CL5255-D. To construct the pocket: Start with a basic notecard 5 1/2 X 4 1/4. On the front mark 1" in from the top left and up 1" from the bottom right. Open the card flat and cut the diagonal line between the two points. Discard the triangle slice. The next step is to paper the inside of the notecard with a... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Outside The Box
Have you seen the latest Memory Box video that compares working with colored pencils with watercolors? It is loaded with great ideas for using some of the beautiful Memory Box floral clear stamp sets. You can watch the video above or view it directly on YouTube here- https://youtu.be/lorFBhKbvvU Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at Outside The Box
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Layer a trio of Rose Blossoms on a Diagonal Strip Collage background of blended inks. Add a thoughtful greeting from the Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamps and Dies set to remind someone how wonderful they are. Hello and happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a flowery Garden Party Collection card for you. An ink-blended strip of cardstock from my stash peeks through the new Diagonal Stripe Collage. It's a great die for backgrounds throughout the year - beachy blues for the summer, warm earthtones for fall and icy winter pastels for the holidays. Use it for pressure-embossing - or... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Outside The Box
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Hello crafters! Michelle here, sharing a birthday card I created using some of the newest dies from the 2020 Garden Party Release. The Tall Birthday Candles are amazing and so much fun to play with! Think of the possibilities...mixing colors and pattern papers! For my candles, I used the Delicate Pastel Glitter Paper Pad and inked up some cardstock with distress oxide inks. I used shades squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio and dried marigold. These are the supplies used. All links will be at the bottom of the post. I inked up my background card base with squeezed lemonade... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at Outside The Box
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Layer the Cascadia Background Strip over the Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi Tape to create a bold border for the Splendid Poppy Stems. The washi tape has so many pretty colors it's easy to find matching inks for the poppies. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more designs from our Garden Party Collection. Cut Splendid Poppy Stems from the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper. Give it a light spritz of water to help blend the inks, then sponge it with Distress Oxides. The colors used here are carved pumpkin, worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade and mowed lawn. Cut a 3-¾" x... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at Outside The Box