Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Memory Box Inspiration from Jana Millen!

Hi bloggers! We're pleased to bring you some special exclusive content from Jana Millen featuring Memory Box dies! We hope you enjoy these cards, and now I will let Jana tell you all about them in her own words:

I am simply addicted to Memory Box dies. The variety, the detail, the quality… all amazing.


I have two cards to share today. The first one uses the new Memory Box Cecilia Flower Outline Poppy Stamps die. I love its simplicity and wanted to make a simple design to highlight it.


The background is masked using Hero Arts Shadow Ink.  The flower was die cut from patterned paper. I cut out two of the flowers so I could pop the second one off the card with a foam dot.  I covered it in Ranger Glossy Accents to give it more interest. 



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While I was making these cards, gorgeous snow was falling.  So, I wanted to make a wintery card to share with you. The Memory Box Magnificent Pine die  has so much wonderful detail and, when embellished with a little white pen, it looks like it is snow covered. 

The background was created with Distress Ink and then stamped and clear embossed with the Impression Obsession Gradation stamp. It’s so easy to create the look of snow with Rock Candy and then a little Diamond Stickles rubbed over the top with your finger.



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A special thanks to the lovely Jana for providing this gorgeous inspiration!
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132 comments:

  1. Lovely cards! Love the die cuts and all the dimension on that flower! Fantastic!

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  2. Love that flower card, both are great!

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  3. Loved Jana's card. She's on my Favorites List. I enjoy her style in her cards and her blog chatting. She's a winner.

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  4. Wow, love the cards, especially the flower card. So simple but really pretty and elegant. Hugs, Hanneke

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  5. Both Jana´s cards are really awesome, but I must admit, that the first one is my first priority thoug. It is just awesome the wy she made it look like a million.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. Love both and love dies right now too. They are so addictive.

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  7. Wow! Stunning cards from Jana today! Love them both!

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  8. love these dies, they are so delicate.
    Wonderful cards!
    Sandra ltb

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  9. Great cards. Love the way the flowe looks.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! The double flower is genius! :)

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  11. wow....These look so delicate and beautiful.

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  12. I love Memory Box dies and Jana has showcased them wonderfully.

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  13. That flower is beautiful! Another die to add to my wish list!

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  14. Love both cards! simple but effective!
    the flower is amazing!

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  15. Beautiful die cut flower on the card!! And the memorandum box dies are Beautiful! All of them!! :o)

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  16. What gorgeous dies!! Lovely cards to show them off!!

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  17. Great dies and beautiful cards!
    Lynn

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  18. These cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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  19. Love these cards. Onepinkdaisy

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  20. Great new dies and cards. I so LOVE that winter card! I keep staring at it, wanting to COPY...ehm...CASE it, LOL.

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  21. The cards are so different, but both are wonderful. Thanks

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  22. Wonderful cards. I've always used the flower/doily dies as background but this is wonderful as a focal point.

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  23. Memory box has such intricate delicate dies. Wonderful cards!

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  24. Great cards! Love Memory Box. TFS ;-)

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  25. Gorgeous flower card - very original. I love that kitty on the snow. Sweet.

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  26. Beautiful cards! I just love the Memory Box dies.

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  27. These are gorgeous! LOVE the pine tree!!!

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  28. grgeous cards...thanks fo sharing!
    xxx Margreet

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  29. Beautiful. Very delicate dies.

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  30. love these cards, especailly the snowy day one, but have been in love w these dies for a long time

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  31. Those cards are gorgeous! I can't believe how unique the flowers look with just covering them in glossy accents.

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  32. Very pretty cards. I don't have any Memory Box dies yet, but I've become enamored with several of their dies. I think I need another shopping trip. :)

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  33. Love the cards - especially the poppy one!

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  34. Both cards are great. I love the flower die cut!!

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  35. The flower die card is really stunning thanks for sharing with us today.

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  36. Great cards, one for summer and one for vinter.
    Christina P.

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  37. Awesome cards!! I love the pine tree!!

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  38. Beautiful cards, I love Memory Box dies :)

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  39. Beautiful cards showcasing great dies. Thanks for sharing Jana's work!!!

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  40. I'm gonna have to have that poppy, especially when you get these results. Awesome.

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  41. Great detail on these dies--thanks for sharing your cards Jana.

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  42. Gorgeous work from Jana - I love memory box dies too. Nicola x

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  43. Both of these are really fabulous. Those dies are wonderful and I plan to check out the dies from Memory Box. It looks like they have a wonderful collection from which to choose.

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  44. I just loooove that delicate flower on the first card!

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  45. Great cards that don't look like anything else!

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  46. Two amazing cards!! I love that you cut the flower out of patterned paper! And your wintery card is amazing too, I love the Cover-A-Card stamps and I have to get that little cat! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  47. Beautiful cards! I love Memory Box, stamps, dies, paper, you name it.

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  48. Jana's cards are beautiful! Love the snow on the pine tree!

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  49. Very pretty cards :) Anything that shines or sparkles gets my vote hehe

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  50. WOW!! I LOVE the AMAZING creations and all of the Memory Box Dies!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  51. Amazing cards! I specially love the cat on the snow, what a cute idea!!

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  52. Wow! Can't believe I haven't heard about memory box dies before. The cecilia flower & pine dies are so intricate / delicate. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Hi Jana, Love the cat walking in the snow. Is this a die too?

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes it is.. .Do a search on Simon for "Memory Box cat" and they have a number of cat dies that are just the cutest!

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  54. Memory Box dies are so awesome! Love these cards.

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  55. Very pretty! That flower is I'd dainty....love it!

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  56. Really pretty and cleanly simple just the way I like. I've been eyeballing that Penny Black patterned paper for awhile now and seriously need to get some. thanks for sharing!

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  57. Jana, you've worked some magic with these dies! I really like the hand-drawn frame you created around that pretty layered flower!

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  58. Love the extra touches to the die cuts, adds so much!

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  59. Gorgeous cards. I love the scene you created with the pine tree. I can almost feel the snow falling...very serene, very lovely.

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  60. Love the variety of Memory Box dies!

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  61. Jana! These card are amazing! With MemoryBox dies they look like a million bucks!

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  62. Both the cards are beautiful.. Love the 'let it snow' card..

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  63. Oh, my, Jana, these are amazing cards!

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  64. I love the glossy accents on the flower, makes it so dimensional. wonderful use of a white pen on the pine tree, really looks like a light snowfall on the branches, and love the kitty =) Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  65. The flower die is so fragile and delicate looking. Lovely! I like the variety of techniques used on the pine tree card to give it depth and interest. I also like that both sentiments are partly outside the main card area. It makes for a more interesting creation, I think.

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  66. The flower is amazing! Great cards both! Greetings, Gerrina

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  67. Love both cards! I have to get some of the dies!

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  69. Love the Memory Box dies, and that Outline Poppy is astounding!! Fabulous inspiration...
    Alison x

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  70. beautiful cards! Love the Cecilia (my daughter's name is that as well, great name!) poppy and the way you arranged it on the page~ Love the touch of snow to the pine makes it look real! God bless!

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  71. Both cards are truly inspirational and seem easy enough to duplicate.

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  72. Two really great cards. I love how you cut two of the poppy dies and then even put glossy accents on the top one. I did not think that I needed the poppy die but after seeing your card .... just might have to go shopping :)

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  73. Loved both of the cards, but the simplicity of the card using the poppy die, makes it absolutely stunning. TFS

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  74. Beautiful cards,Love the dies and that flower is awesome...

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  75. Beautiful cards! Love the flower die!

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  76. Wow! I love the flower die card. It's awesome and your winter scene is amazing too. Wonderful inspiration!

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  77. I love both of these cards! Great use of the dies to make simple yet beautiful designs!

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  78. Such lovely cards. I am drooling over the sky in the second one, and the shading in the snow. Perfect timing as the cat is now a piece in Monopoly and I keep seeing them pop up in cards today!

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    1. I just saw the story about the new Monopoly cat! :-)

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    2. Oh... where are my manners? And thank you for the kind words about my card, Winnie.

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  79. Simple, beautiful cards. The pine tree is a must have! The cat finishes off the snow scene perfectly. Love Memory Box dies.

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  80. Jana, these are perfection. I absolutely love that layered flower! :)

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  82. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. Love both and love dies right now too.

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  83. Lovely cards. congrats to the winner!
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  84. Well that robot card is for my nephew. The diecuts for the next two cards are so dainty, just love them both.

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  85. Love your cards. Pretty flower and tree dies. Love love love the cat.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am sorry to tempt you :-) Search in the store for Memory Box cat -- they have more than this cat die. I can't resist them.

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  86. Great idea about cutting out two flowers for 3d effect!

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  87. The flower card is absolutely delightful!

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  88. The flower die is so lovely! Beautiful cards.

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  89. Great cards! I love all the dies!

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  90. I love the pretty layered flower on the first card =) TFS!

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  91. Really good ideas ^^

    hugs from France
    Lunéa♥

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  92. BEAUTIFUL cards Jana!
    I really need to check my spelling on POPPY! HA!

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  93. Beautiful cards! I quite fancy getting one of those pretty flower dies myself!

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  94. Both cards are so gorgeous and inspiring!!

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  95. Great projects! I love the Let it Snow card; those stars are always lovely!!!

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  96. WOW! Fabulous cards today. I love those new dies. :D

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  97. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  98. Both cards are gorgeous! Love the flower card! Need to get that die! Thanks for sharing!

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  99. awesome new die cuts. that tree is my fav

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  100. Super fantastic!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  101. So Sweet and simple the 1st card! 2nd one is so stunning with shades of blue! Love it!!

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  102. Love your cards Jana! Memory Box dies are wonderful & great to work with! I know I want more!!

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  103. Amazing nighttime sky on the snowy tree card.

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  104. Oh how I love the kitty walking by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  105. I am in love with that cat die on the tree card! what a wonderful card! :)

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