Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cards Using Memory Box Die Cut - One Spooky, One Not Spooky

Hi Dreamers,
A few weeks ago I won some really cool Blog Candy from Memory Box Design Team member, Bibiana!
Check out Bibiana's Personal blog too.  The blog candy was  a die cut called Willow Tree from Memory Box.  Bibiana asked if I would make a sample and send it to her.  Well, I made two samples and here is the first card--which is  not spooky.

Willow tree die -Memory Box
CS: White, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzaz (Stampin' Up)
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
Dye Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
Stipple brushes


  • Make card base from Bashful Blue CS and layer with Pear Pizzaz
  • Using a fairly large piece of white CS, die cut a tree
  • The waste will be used as a stencil/mask

  • Lay the waste/stencil/mask on top of a piece of White CS
  • With stipple brush apply Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress inks to color in the tree
  • Remove the mask
  • Using the stipple brushes and the Distress inks, add more color onto the white CS--blue for sky, greens for leaves and add to the card front

  • Add the White die cut tree to the card allowing the "shadow" of the tree peek out
  • Stamp a sentiment with Rich Cocoa ink and tear out
  • Add a ribbon tied in a knot and some tiny pearls.

And, now for the Spooky card!

Willow tree die -Memory Box
Stamps: A wood/tree Grain stamp, Halloween Owl-Warmest of Wishes Set from Stampin' Up, Sentiment from A Muse Studios
CS: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Black, and Cream all from Stampin' Up
Ink: Chocolate Chip-SU: Toffee Crunch-Memento
Orange Marker
Owl Punch-Stampin' Up
Spellbinders die to cut sentiment
Black satin Ribbon


  • Make a card base from black CS and layer with Soft Suede
  • On the Crumb Cake CS stamp the wood grain stamp with Toffee Crunch ink
  • Die cut the tree from the wood grain stamped piece and add to the card front

  • Stamp the Owl with Chocolate Chip ink and punch out
  • Color the treat bag with orange marker
  • Add to tree branch with dimensional adhesive
  • Stamp and die cut the sentiment

I really loved working with this fun Willow Tree Die Cut !!  And, I have showed how easy it was to make a Summer card and a Fall card with the same die.  I will be using it to create a few more Halloween cards and Fall cards and lots more. Thanks to Bibiana and Memory Box!

*********Challenges for my Tree cards:
Card a day: Autumn/ Halloween
Craft-Room: trees or leaves
Cuttlebug Mania: back to nature
Loves Rubber stamps: anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz:---A new challenge blog---anything goes
As you like it: favorite tree---love this tree die cut as it is so versatile and can be used on cards and altered projects
Aud Sentiments: any sentiment
Addicted to Stamps and More: anything goes
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: animals

Well, I guess I slipped this post in--Surprise!!  So, the next post will be some of the cards I am making to fill that order.  Have a great day!!  Love ya.


  1. Lovely cards....thanks for joining us over at 4 Krafty Girlz
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  2. Both Great and creative cards Love your Tree choice! and thank you for adding your Favourite and why next to our Link back too! makes it so easy to find!
    hugs Samantha AYLI challenge x

  3. loving the different way you've use the tree, your cards are fabulous and funky. Thanks for entering the very first 4kraftygirlzblog challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

  4. beautiful post...keep in touch
    bye bibiana

  5. Love the owl and the tree. Very striking. Thanks for sharing this beauty at Loves Rubber Stamps.

  6. Two fabulous cards, I love the tree, thank you for sharing them with us at the Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. OM Gosh, love this tree die!! It is beautiful!!

    Love the effects you have used on your project!! It is gorgeous

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!


  8. Such beautiful cards, love the tree die and those fabulous colors. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

  9. What a delicious die-cut, and I love your two ways of dealing with it!
    Alison x

  10. OMGosh your willow tree is fabulous, I love it! And the cute spooky owl, love this one too! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  11. Two WOW cards Karen, so love your tree designs. Thanks for joining us over at AYLI and thanks for explaining why in your link. Carolxx

  12. Okay this is some spooky fun! Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps.

  13. 2 great cards! love that tree die cut! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  14. A fantastic couple of cards and they really show off the die beautifully. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  15. Cool spooky tree, great fun! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  16. Fab tree die Karen and I love the background on your first card, the spooky one is rather cute. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge

    Annie x

  17. I LOVE the sentiment paired with your willow tree. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  18. Lovely cards.. I think 1st card is too spooky and the 2nd one is so cute.. :D Thanks so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

  19. Lucky you, winning the die! It's really cool. I like both samples you made, especially the spooky one. :) I guess I am just in a Halloween mood. Time to get the decorations out soon!

  20. Great cards and great technique too!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  21. What a wonderful cards the tree is amazing and love it with the owl on.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  22. Two lovely cards. Thanks for joining us ar CardA Day Blog.
    Cindy F.

  23. Cute cards makes you think of fall
    Thanks for joining us at Card A Day Blog.


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