Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dutch Paper Crafts New Release using Memory Box Dies & stamps

I wanted to share with you all some new dies and stamps that Dutch Paper Crafts is releasing...what is special about these dies is that they are if you are liking them you need to snatch them up because when they are gone, Dutch Paper Crafts will no longer be able to order them.

I've made several cards on my blog using some of this release, but now i am making some cards with the just the retired dies plus a few "filler" dies.

First i am featuring the Memory Box Pinecone Globe Wooden stamp E1824.  For this card i stamped the image using clear embossing ink and then i used Tim Holtz distress embossing powder..on top of that i added a clear embossing powder and that is why you are seeing a "sheen" to this circle.    I've matted this circle using Memory box Cornerstone Seal die perfectly frames this stamped image.  The aqua paper is embossed using Cuttlebug folder.  To make these pinecones i used the small circle from either the Memory Box Gothic Rosette #98249 or Woodrow Rosette #98250 .  I cut out 5 circles and cut one in half , sanded the edges and hole punched the centers using a smaller hole punch than my toothpick that i threaded the circles on.
To see the whole technique, check out this older youtube video i made here.
I also used these dies for the foliage fillers, Marianne Creatables #LR0249 and  Doo Hickey die "Heart Swirl", silver fern- McGill punch.

Now for the second card using the other stamp in this release called Memory Box Leafy Branch Globe E1850.

This card is made similar to the once above except i've used different colors and few different supplies.  Close up below:

I still used Marianne Creatables #LR0249 for the foliage filler, however this time i made a flower using the zig zag circle from one of the Rosettes instead of the pinecone and i added a pearl stamen to the center of the circles.  The pink buds cluster is from Magnolia stamps.  I've also used a LifeStyle embossing folder called "Floral" for the pink paper.  This is how i made this flower and how i placed the foliage (the foliage was cut in "half" to make it work.  First i cut out 5 zig zag circles, sanded and hole punched them using a a hole large enough to thread the end of the stamen through it.  Next i slightly dampened each circle and wadded them up, unfolded them and stacked them on top of each other.  Threaded the stamen through the layers and let it dry (or use a heat gun for faster drying results).  I used a glue dot to keep the layers tight on the bottom.  Now cut your foliage and place it on your card then add your flower and extra "buds" if you want.


  1. Both cards are so pretty, but my favorite parts are the pine cones and the flower that you created--way cool! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. These are beautiful!!! I love the embossed background and am off to see your video! Love the flowers!

  3. Bonnie you have created some beautiful thing withthese dies. Each card is beautiful. Fantastic art!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn


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