Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Although I have been MIA here and on the SplitCoast Stampers website, I have not been idle with my cardmaking.  After making some of my Christmas cards with the Memory Box dies...and loving the results), I decided to buy more of the MB dies.  I just love the way they cut...even the most intricate dies!

The "Catalina Wreath" die had been on my wish list for the longest time.  I must admit, I CASED (more like copied!) these designs from some pretty talented designers.  Here are the results.  I will post all the materials when I upload these to my SCS gallery in the next few days where my screen name is carleneanne.  You can probably also find them there if you search for Catalina Wreath or Memory Box.

Sorry about the shadow in the bottom left corner of these photos.  Because I had a Christmas display where I usually take my pictures, I had to find a new spot.  I didn't realize they all had the shadow until I just uploaded them.

On the Memory Box website, look for the "Outside The Box" blog entry for 09/06/2011 where Sue T. did a wonderful tutorial on the technique below.  She colored with Distress inks; I've never tried that, so I colored these with my Copics.

I found the inspiration for these 3 cards from "Susie B" on the SCS gallery from 10/30/2011.  This design could be used for any occasion.

This inspiration came from "misha" on SCS from 09/15/2011.  She added a die-cut bird to hers, but I left mine plain...only because I don't have a bird die!

These last 2 are just a variation of Susie B's cards above.

Can you tell I'm crazy about this die?  It has to be one of the most versatile dies in my stash.  My only problem is deciding if I like the second layer of flowers to cover the bottom flower totally or to be slightly askew as in the card above.  Decisions, decisions, decisions!  LOL!

Have a wonderful day,


  1. These are all so pretty! I like memory box dies too, and spellbinder, and die-namic...etc...Can you tell that I am addicted to dies? Smile...I like the colors you used, and how even with using the same die, your cards all look so different. Great job!

  2. Oh how lovely! I'm a huge MB die fan too. Don't have this one yet but you sure have made it shine. I really like the cards where you added the glossy finish on the flowers. So beautiful! Hugs!

  3. Wow, these are all so beautiful, love each and everyone, what a fabulous die!

  4. Wow, such pretty cards. You've been very busy. I love these wreaths. I don't think I have seen this die before. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  5. I'm a huge fan of Memory Box dies and now I think I'll have to add this one to my wish list! You've certainly shown me how versatile it is with these pretty cards!