Sunday, January 12, 2020

3 Ways To Master The Memorydex!

Hello crafty friends! I have THREE Tips for you to master the Memorydex Craze! Three reasons to start a Memorydex Box today! 

Most of us have seen the new take on Memorydex cards, originally started by Heidi Swapp! Since I have created five of these boxes and started using them in my everyday crafting, I thought I would share some tips for mastering this craze! 

1) Lots of different artists use a warm-up exercise to get past the blank page stare. Hand letterers use practice strokes, watercolor artists use color palettes, and basic brush strokes, and writers use prompts. So, I thought, why can't paper crafters follow this same thinking? START SMALL WITH A MEMORYDEX DIVIDER AS A WARM UP!

2) VIEW THE CARDS as a place to catalog ideas. I use the plain lined cards between the dividers to sort sketches, list Mixed Media ideas, write out scripture, and the ideas keep coming! Creating the dividers also gives you new ideas for your other paper crafts!! Creating a chunky divider is a freeing way to create with no rules. Load it up as fluffy as you want to! 

3) Start a new Bible Study, scripture writing, or other ideas I listed above, and it is a great way to flip through your most recent ideas and thoughts written on these little cards! This Memorydex for winter holds my January Bible Study. START WITH ANY GROUP OF CRAFTS THAT SUIT YOUR STYLE! Every crafter has a niche, maybe group sketches by number of photos, watercolor techniques, mixed media prompts, journaling prompts, etc. Brainstorm a list of uses, and try these ideas in a way that works for you! 

Here are the dividers in this box...
Divider one, with machine stitching and the Crate Paper Merry Days paper added as the base to hold the flower. This one gave me ideas for future paper crafts. 

Divider two has an acetate sheet to make the shaker background, Dollar Tree snowflake and a layered washi tape rosette from my latest You-tube videos. It was so fun to play with this card and make it super chunky! (Tulle from Frank Garcia for Prima)

All three cards that divide each week of the study. I will be adding process videos for these coming soon! 

Click the video above to see a flip thru of this MD box!! Memorydex DIY Bibledex cards too! 

Thank you for visiting today, Leigh .

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

NEW And Easy Memorydex Card Tips

I have a few new ideas for you! I will share how to create a layered Memorydex Card with Crate Paper Merry Days! 

Look at all the dimension!! You might be saying, "I don't make Memorydex Cards" but these tips will having you wishing you could try them out because they give you inspiration for all other kinds of paper crafts!! Creating other projects always gives me inspiration for layouts, how about you?

TIP #1:use Washi tape from a collection along the edge of white card stock, and create a rosette that looks like patterned paper.

TIP #2: use Card packs from a collection for a super sturdy Memorydex Card!

 I loved adding eyelet lace to the edge of this rosette, made with the Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die, first edition. The Crate 
Paper Merry Days collection is so perfect! I can't get enough!! 

Click the photo above for a You-tube video with all kinds of tips!! :)

Thanks for visiting !!