IMAGINE Crafts’ Product Feature with Memory Box

Welcome to a week of fabulous projects featuring the great products from Memory Box!  Our Artists In Residence were beyond excited to work with stamps and dies from our neighbor here in the Seattle area.  Today we share with you two more creations from our AIRs using IMAGINE Crafts products along with some of the newest offerings from Memory Box.

 

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By John

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Supplies:

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze, Delicata Silvery Shimmer, StazOn Emerald City, Vertigo Taffeta, Fireworks Summer Sky
  • Memory Box: Snow Flurry background stamp, Triangle Tree Stamp, Wonderful Time sentiment stamp
  • May Arts: ribbon
  • Miscellaneous: white cardstock, adhesives (regular, dimensional, spray glue), brayer

Directions:

1. Cut/score card to A2 finished size (4¼˝ x 5½˝) from white cardstock.

2. Spray front of card with Fireworks Summer Sky; allow to dry.

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3. Cut layering piece of white cardstock to 4˝ x 5¼˝.

4. Ink brayer with Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze. Mist with Fireworks Summer Sky until colors begin to blend. Roll onto white cardstock. Repeat until layering piece is covered.

5. Stamp Snow Flurry background stamp with Delicata Silvery Shimmer onto colored layer piece until covered.

6. Edge card with Silvery Shimmer.

7. Add decorative ribbon to layering piece.

8. Adhere layering piece with dimensional adhesive onto card base.

9. Stamp Triangle Tree onto Vertigo Taffeta with StazOn Emerald City; fussy cut tree.

10. Mount to layering piece with spray adhesive.

11. Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock with Silvery Shimmer and trim to size.

12. Use dimensional adhesive to mount onto card.

 

Holiday Season Steampunk Style

By Sharon
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Supplies:

  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: StazOn Jet Black, Blazing Red, Olive Green, Cactus Green; Walnut Ink Crystals
  • Memory Box Dies: Noel Tiles, Antique Gear Set
  • May Arts: ribbon and twine
  • Miscellaneous: white cardstock, heavy weight cardstock, adhesive, dimensional adhesive

Directions:

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1. Die cut gears and ‘NOEL’ from cardstock.

2. Cut 2 pieces of heavyweight cardstock into the shape of shipping tags.

3. Use the gear dies to emboss a background pattern into the shipping tag pieces.

4. Color the surface of the shipping tags using Walnut Ink Crystals and blot with water to create an aged effect.

5. Use a weaker solution of the Walnut Ink on the ‘NOEL’ tile backgrounds.

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6. Color die cut letters that spell ‘NOEL’ with StazOn Blazing Red.

7. Adhere letters into their respective places in the tile piece.

8. Color die cut gears with a combination of StazOn Cactus and Olive Greens.

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9. Assemble die cut pieces with dimensional adhesive.

10. Join together shipping tags with ribbon and twine.

Ink, Paper and Ribbon Blog Hop Week

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Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week here on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog, where we’re excited to share with you amazing projects everyday created by our own Artists In Residence along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.

Here are today’s featured projects from our Artists In Residence:

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Kazuko Kocho

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Isha Gupta

 

There’s more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company’s design teams and to view the other prizes available.

 

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week’s Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  

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Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta Blog Hop Day 6

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Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta Rubber Stamps! Both companies are excited to share with you their products, from the latest inks from IMAGINE Crafts to the newest Fall and Holiday stamp releases from Magenta.  And of course our artists are here to inspire and share their techniques with you!

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

We’ll be giving three prize packages which will include IMAGINE Crafts irRESISTible Texture Spray, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Delicata Shimmery Silver and Golden Glitz AND some of the newest releases from Magenta. Each day will we feature projects created by both company’s design teams – simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 21st.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.

Here’s today’s featured projects from IMAGINE Crafts:

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Penny Ward

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Sharon Morrison

And more inspiration from the Magenta Design Team:

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Mariëtte van Leeuwen

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Helène Métivier

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Cassandra DeGrace

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Agnieszka Bellaidea

Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Halloween Pumpkin

By Sharon

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Supplies:

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento Luxe: Dandelion, Morocco, Toffee Crunch, Espresso Truffle; VersaFine Onyx Black, GooseBumps, Jumbo Daubers
  • Sizzix: Pumpkin Jack die
  • Red Lead: rubber stamps
  • May Arts: twine
  • Miscellaneous: mount board, glue

Directions:

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1. Die cut four pumpkins out of mount board.

2. Blend Memento Luxe inks (Dandelion, Morocco, Toffee Crunch) using Jumbo Daubers to create a warm pumpkin shade .

3. Finish each pumpkin by brushing Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle onto the edges.

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4. Stamp three of the colored pumpkins with Halloween stamps with VersaFine Onyx Black.

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5. Configure the pumpkins to create a larger pumpkin and glue together using the unstamped die-cut at the back.

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6. Spritz with Goosebumps to provide texture and shine and allow to dry completely.

7. Tie hand stamped tags and other embellishments around the stem with twine.

UPCYCLE Gifts and Greetings

UPCYCLE Halloween Gift

by Darsie

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Supplies:

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: StazOn: Orange Zest, Jet Black; GlazOn, Memento: Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly; Sponge Daubers
  • JustRite Papercrafts: Boo-tiful Cameo Clear Stamps
  • Bazzill Basics Paper: white Cardstock
  • Spellbinders: Labels Twenty-Eight, Grand Calibur machine
  • May Arts Purple, Black and Orange Burlap String
  • Miscellaneous: tin can, halloween ribbon, green shredded tissue, paintbrush, hole punch

Instructions:

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1. Peel the label off of a used tin can and remove any glue residue. Wash and allow to dry thoroughly

2. Sponge StazOn Orange Zest onto surface of tin can with a Sponge Dauber.

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3. Seal the inked can with GlazOn using a paintbrush. Allow to dry thoroughly.

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4. Add dots on the tin can using a Sponge Dauber with StazOn Jet Black. Allow dots to dry, then apply more ink on top of the dots.

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5. Seal the inked can with GlazOn using a paintbrush. Allow to dry thoroughly.

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6. Cut/emboss Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight with white cardstock.

7. With die cut remaining in template, stencil with Memento Grape Jelly ink using a Sponge Dauber.

8. Remove die cut from template and stamp sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

9. Punch a hole into the sentiment tag and tie to tin can with Halloween Ribbon and May Arts burlap string.

10. Fill with shredded tissue and gift of choice.

 

UPCYCLE “Enjoy the Journey” Card

By Sharon

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Supplies

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Walnut Ink Crystals, Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle, Versafine Black Onyx, Jumbo Dauber
  • Tri-Boss Embossing Folder “Pocket Watches”
  • Stampers Anonymous “Enjoy the Journey”
  • May Arts: twine
  • Miscellaneous: ephemera, adhesive

Directions:

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1. Antique white cardstock with Walnut Ink Crystals. Allow to dry.

2. Emboss with pocket watch embossing folder.

3. Highlight the embossed areas using Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle with a Jumbo Dauber.

4. Cut out embossed portion of the cardstock and edge with Espresso Truffle.

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5. Edge all ephemera pieces with Espresso Truffle.

6. Assemble collage as desired with adhesive.

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7. Wrap twine around card in a diamond pattern as seen above, attaching to the back of the card to give a “notice board” effect.

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8. Stamp sentiment onto an excess piece of antiqued cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black.

9. Mount collage onto black cardstock card base.

 

Oh (Upcycled) Christmas Tree!

By Sharon

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Supplies:

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: StazOn: Olive Green, Cactus Green, Blazing Red, Cotton White, Ganache, Metallic Gold; GlazOn, Walnut Ink Crystals
  • Sizzix: Block Cubes and Petal Drop dies
  • 7 Gypsies: Number Stamps
  • Miscellaneous: foil, adhesive, twig from the garden

Directions:

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I was extremely fortunate on this upcycle project as I was given a pile of mount board destined for the bin! It came with footprints due to it being on the floor so I covered it with foil, die cut it and then embossed it.

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1. Glue the foil to the mount board.

2. Die cut your pieces and then emboss with the Petal Drops die to create shape.

3. Begin coloring the metal with StazOn Cactus Green, applying the inkpad directly to the surface.  Allow to dry completely.

4. Apply a thin coat of GlazOn layer protectant to the surface.

5. Highlight areas with StazOn Olive Green, followed by a coat of GlazOn.

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6. Lightly apply StazOn Blazing Red to just highlight the embossed dots.

7. Finish with StazOn Metallic Gold to give a distressed shimmer by gently dabbing the pad to catch the raised areas of the embossing.

8. Use a found twig/branch for your tree trunk and attach the leaf pieces with adhesive to the trunk.

9. Die cut the base with the Block Cube die.

10. Mix Walnut Crystals according to instructions and use to color the cube.

11. Stamp ’25’ onto the cube with StazOn Blazing Red.

12. Assemble cube and attach tree.