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  • by Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Inspired by Jean's Class

I really enjoy taking classes at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (Seattle), especially classes by Jean Okimoto who is on the Memory Box Design Team. Using a Memory Box die, she designed this card for us to make. I loved it so much that I made my own version for my nephew's 50th birthday.

This is Jean's card . . .

Jean Okimoto, Memory Box, Impress Cards and Crafts, Die Cutting

And this is my version . . .

Memory Box, Picket Fence Studios, Die Cutting

The Memory Box die is "Wave Ribbon Collage" (#94005). Jean's version snipped the frame off to create the horizontal lines. The vertical lines are the negative pieces between the lines of the die. Those lines are weaved through the horizontal pieces and pushed together. Clever!

I used wrapping paper for the first run of the die; black cardstock was used for the second run of the die. My sentiment stamp was stamped onto black card stock with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder; foam mount tape was used to adhere it to the base card.

Memory Box: Wave Ribbon Collage Die (94005)

Picket Fence Studios: What the Fluffy stamp set

Versamark Ink

Stampendous: white embossing powder

Unknown source: red droplets

Adhesives: foam mounting tape; Scor-Tape from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Black 65# card stock

Wrapping Paper

Conqueror: 110# card stock in white (base card)

This die is going to become a staple in my "most used" die category because it makes a quick card design. Jean showed how versatile this die can be when we think outside the box!

Thanks for stopping by! Any feedback is welcome.

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