58 posts categorized "2018 Holiday Collection"

10/18/2018

Thu 18

That’s Acute Triangle with Cool Cat and Poinsettia Circle Frame by Jean Okimoto

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A glittery black Cool Cat with a Playful Boo, orange poinsettias and That's Acute Triangles?  Yes, if it works for Halloween!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a beyond-the-box way to extend the holiday season and use the beautiful Poinsettia Circle Frame in October.

Orange flowers on a black background are a little scary - and a great frame for the Cool Cat.  Add a That's  Acute Triangle greeting pennant and this cat's message is very clear.

Scrunch a sheet of waxed paper and rub it briskly over the Poinsettia Circle Frame die to help release the intricate diecut.  Cut the frame from orange cardstock.  Cut Playful Boo from the same bright orange.

Cut white cardstock with the 2" Circle Basics die.  Sponge it lightly with Starlight Black Brilliance to create a stormy backdrop for Cool Cat.

Cut Cool Cat from black glittered craft foam.  Attach a scrap of bright green cardstock behind the face for a pair of glowing green eyes.

Stamp the That's Acute Triangle on bright green cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then cut around it with a die from the That's Acute Triangle set.  

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded black A-2 card - use foam dots for the right edge of the greeting.  Add orange sequins.

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The new That's Acute Triangle dies and clear stamps sets will be an obvious  go-to combination for Christmas trees.  Why not turn them on their sides for pennants and greeting blocks too?  Mix, match and layer them in bright colors and metallic artpapers for cool, abstract contemporary greetings.  

Or go way beyond the box and use the dies to cut bright triangles and diamonds of paper and fabric to make rolled "beads" for your mixed media and collage designs.  I"ll design a card with them and share it soon.  I think I have a few scraps of paper I can use...do you?

Till then - have fun discovering new ways to use dies and stamps from Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs for your fall and holiday projects!

Thanks for visiting...

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10/14/2018

Sun 14

Garden Gate
by Penny Ward

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Hello..... Penny here. I am so in love with this Cottage Garden Gate! Great for a Fall themed card, Halloween card, Winter card. Apologies for my funny looking tree. You know somewhere in my stash of goodies there must be a tree die cut, but I couldn't find one so I used a Botanical Stem. It works in a pinch.

 

And here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches when folded. Add a layer of Brown cardstock.

 

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Die cut Cottage Garden Gate and Hello Jotted Script from Kraft cardstock. Die cut Botanical Stem (or a tree if you have one  :)  ) from Brown cardstock.

 

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Snip the leaves from the Botanical Stem. Using your favorite wet glue, adhere Flower Soft in several colors to the branches. Let dry.

 

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Adhere Garden Gate and tree to card front. Add some color beneath the gate with markers and more bits of Flower Soft.

 

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Adhere Flower Soft to Hello Jotted Script. Let dry, then adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

 

Lots of fun texture on this one.

 

Happy crafting,

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10/09/2018

Tue 09

New Celebrate Jotted Script and Friendly Ghosts by Jean Okimoto

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Let the lovable Friendly Ghosts peek through the branches of the Sapling Collage on a Halloween card that I hope is more delightful than frightful.  It's hard to imagine these simple white shapes can have so much personality!  One of them even multi-tasks as part of an exclamation mark inside the card.

Cut Sapling Collage from dark orange cardstock - be sure to leave some space around it to cut the outer frame from the Delicate Pine Frame set.  Cut the frame  - leave the diecuts in the die.  Attach ¼" Scor-Tape along the edges of the frame and inner rectangle.  Flip everything over onto a top-folded black A-2 card.  Press the die firmly onto the card to transfer the diecuts, then carefully remove the die.  Nice and easy and perfectly aligned!

Tuck the ghosts under the collage and add green gem stickers.

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Attach Scor-Tape to dark orange cardstock and cut the Celebrate Jotted Script background.  Cut the delicate "celebrate" from black cardstock.  Attach the black diecut to the adhesive-covered background.  Brush iridescent glitter onto the remaining adhesive around the black diecut.  

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Attach the glittered greeting and the littlest Friendly Ghost to the inside of the card.  Create a ghosty exclamation point with the help of the cool Whimsy Cat die - cut the cat  from white cardstock and use one eye offcut for the dot below the little ghost.  (Did I just hear someone say I need to get out more and get a life?)

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Hope you enjoyed this friendly Halloween design and have fun creating with the great new dies and stamps from our Holiday Happenings release!  

Be sure to enter the October Tricks + Tricksters Challenge - share your Halloween or candy-themed projects for big and little kids for a chance to win some great prizes!

Thanks for visiting...Laura has a great project for you tomorrow.  I'll see you again on Thursday, or at Impress on Saturday.  We have two classes coming up - STASH CARDS - FRIGHTFUL AND DELIGHTFUL at 10:30 and COLORS OF CHRISTMAS at 1:30.

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10/07/2018

Sun 07

Cool Cat
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello... Penny here today with a Halloween greeting. It is just around the corner. Are you ready? As soon as I saw the Cool Cat, I knew he had to be incorporated into a Halloween card. For cat lovers, this die will be a year round staple in your craft room.

 

Let's do this:

 

As always start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches when folded.

Layer the base with Black cardstock.

Die cut White cardstock with the largest of the Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles. Go ahead and adhere it to card front.

 

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Die cut Cottage Garden Gate, Plump Pumpkin and the tiny pumpkin from Happy Halloween Channel from White cardstock. Die cut Cool Cat and Playful Boo from Black cardstock. For a bit of color, die cut Boo from Orange cardstock also. Stack and adhere the letters slightly off center.

Color the gate with light gray marker. Color pumpkins as desired. I used Spectrum Noir markers, but use whatever medium you have available.

 

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Assemble card front as shown. Use foam adhesive for Cool Cat and tiny pumpkin.

Shade the ground under the gate with green and gray markers, then adhere the greeting.

 

Make sure to join our Tricks and Treats challenge this month HERE.

 

Happy crafting,

 

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09/30/2018

Sun 30

Festive Trees
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello.... Penny here today with some fun layering and texture. Have you started your holiday cards yet? I have been making Christmas cards for a couple of months now and I must admit...I never get sick of it. My favorite holiday and so many fun embellishments to play with on cards and scrapbook pages.

 

As always, start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches when folded.

 

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It's hard to tell, but if you look at the bottom right corner of my card you will see that the right side is embossed using  the Winter Snowflakes stencil. 

Did you even know that you could use a stencil to emboss with? I love when a product does double duty!

 

I then adhered a large scrap of pattern paper to the left side. Wrapped pretty sheer ribbon around the seam and adhered to card base.

 

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Die cut the center portion of the Pine Forest Frame from Green cardstock. Highlight the branches with a White Gel Pen as shown above.

Add Glossy Accents over tree edges, then add Polar White Flower Soft and let dry. 

(The Flower Soft is translucent, so the gel pen gives it a little opacity).

Die cut the single tree from White cardstock and add Flower Soft.

 

Die cut Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from Red cardstock, adhere the snowy tree panel on top.

 

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Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Typewrite Holiday Sentiment set.

Adhere the White tree with foam adhesive.

Adhere panel over sheer ribbon with foam adhesive.

Add a bow at the top.

 

Pretty and elegant!

 

Happy Holiday card making,

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09/29/2018

Sat 29

Delicate Pine Frame and Holiday Twigs – from Christmas to Halloween by Jean Okimoto

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Transform traditional holiday diecuts into a spooky Halloween scene with the Delicate Pine Frame and Holiday Twigs.  A quick color switch is all it takes!  Happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here with a fall design for you today.

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Cut Happy Halloween Channel from a 6-¼" x ¾" strip of black cardstock.  Cut the pumpkin from white cardstock and add eyes and a mouth with a screwpunch.  

Score, cut and fold a 4-½" x 5-¾" card of dark orange Candy Corn cardstock.  

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Tabs at the short ends of the diecut will fit over the top and bottom of the card - adding ¼" to each edge, creating an A-6 card.  Attach the diecut to the card with dots of adhesive between the tabs and the card,  and under the pumpkin.

Cut the bigger Holiday Twig from black cardstock.  Cut a circle of white cardstock with the 1" Circle Basics die.  Cut the birds (from the Delicate Pine Frame set) from black glittered foam.

Cut the larger Delicate Pine Frame and inner rectangle from orange metallic cardstock.

Attach the diecuts to the card.  Add copper-colored gem stickers.

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 A color change quickly adds a whole new look to holiday diecuts.  Turn a delicate twig into a spooky tree and sweet little birds into shadowy night creatures.  It just takes a little imagination and a big stash of paper!

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for the PAPERSTYLE 2019 CALENDAR or NOTECARDS class at Impress this Sunday.  Create 12 designs with holiday and seasonal icons, great dies and stamps and beautiful artpapers.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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09/28/2018

Fri 28

Halloween Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I took a break from Christmas cards to bring you a Halloween project!  I did use one of the new holiday dies, Pine Wreath, for a Halloween wreath. It's fun to look for versatility in your stamps and dies.

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I also used washi tape to create my background in keeping with our September's Tape Challenge.  

I die cut the Circle Web Frame in the center of a piece of watercolor paper, and masked off the web and added washi tape across my card to create stripes.

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I used a flat watercolor brush and paint to fill in the stripes.  Once the paint was dry I slowly peeled off the washi tape.  If your tape seems to be hard to lift off, use your heat gun to warm the adhesive on the tape and peel off.

I sponged white cardstock with Twisted Citron Distress ink to create the background behind the web.  I glued that behind the web and adhered this to a black cardstock background piece, which I glued to a white card base. 

I die cut the pine wreath several times from black cardstock and glued them around my circle web.  

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To finish the card I die cut the word greetings from black cardstock and glued that to the card front.  Then I added a spider and orange bling to further embellish the card.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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09/24/2018

Mon 24

Fa La La Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha with you today. Today, I want to share how we can create Christmas cards using the new holiday collection using non-traditional Christmas colors. My daughter asks for such colors on the cards for her teacher and friends :) The new stamps and dies are perfect to create cute, fun cards.

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To start, I created a top folding white square card. I then die-cut the holly frame using pearl gray cardstock. I die-cut the same frame using a gray cardstock and stacked them together. 

Now, I stamped the images and some of the music notes. I colored in the images using copic markers and pencil colors. I used the co ordinating dies to cut all the images.

I adhered the frame to the white base and stamped the sentiment. I then adhered all the images. The frame grounds the adorable bunnies perfectly.

Here is a close up

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Hope you got inspired from today's card to use non traditional colors for fun card for the kids. Have a wonderful crafty day!

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09/23/2018

Sun 23

Holiday Card Holder
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with something a little different. I love to make cards and I love to sew purses...so I combined them a bit.

My friends love receiving a package of cards for them to send as they please, and I wanted to make the packaging a bit more fancy.

So today you are getting a purse tutorial that doubles as an A2 card holder.

 

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The Purse Holder can carry about 7 cards. Less if you make bulky cards, more if you make one layer cards.

 

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Let's start with the actual box.

Cut heavy White cardstock 10 /34 x 7 inches. Score all the way around the panel at 2 1/2 inches.

Cut the long sides as shown. Fold the short edges towards the middle and adhere together to make a box.

 

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Now for the fun part..... start with this Purse Template here or you can draw out your own and cut from Heavy White cardstock.

 

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On the Purse Holder above I embossed the panel, added some pretty pattern paper, then die cut and colored Holly Flourish and Poinsettia Flourish.

I used Spectrum Noir markers, but you could use the medium of your choice.

Cut two strips for handles measuring 1/2 x 11 inches. Adhere them to Purse Holder about an inch from each side as shown.

 

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For this little pretty, I embossed just the edge of the panel, then die cut Ric Rac Ribbons from Navy and Silver Metallic cardstocks.

Smallest of the Stitched Oval Layers was also die cut from Silver Metallic cardstock, then cut in half for the purse "latch".

 

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Pine Wreath was die cut from Navy cardstocks and adhered to card front as shown.

The adorable tassel....cut a strip of Navy cardstock 4 x 2 inches. Snip every 1/4 inch coming just shy of cutting all the way through the scrap. Roll and glue in place. Add a skinny strip of Silver Metallic cardstock at the top. Add Silver cord and hang around purse strap.

 

Once you have the purse front made and embellished, adhere it to box. I didn't embellish the backside of the purse, but you could.

  

With Christmas just around the corner, this is a great way to pretty up some of your lovely handmade cards and give as gifts.

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

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09/22/2018

Sat 22

Pinpoint Snowflake Circle Frame and Classic Ice Skates by Jean Okimoto

 

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A very sparkly glittered Pinpoint Snowflake Circle Frame and silver Classic Ice Skates are a great pair for the holidays.  Add a greeting from the Be Jolly Clear Stamps set and pink gem stickers for a quick Christmas card.  Hi - hope you're enjoying a great weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another old+new design today.  

Detailed, delicate diecuts like these create their own sticky situation and adhering them can be challenging.  Here's a solution...

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Attach Scor-Tape to cardstock, then cut it with the narrow outer Pinpoint Snowflake  Circle Frame.  Save the narrow pinpointed frame for another project.  We're using the larger inner circle today.

Cut the snowflake frame and attach it (slightly offset) to the adhesive-covered background.  Cut the Classic Ice Skates from silver glitter cardstock.  Attach the skates to the background.

Here's the cool part....brush ultra-fine iridescent glitter over the diecuts and onto all of the remaining exposed adhesive.  This  process adheres the snowflake frame and the skates and adds a layer of glitter to the adhesive.  The delicate diecuts are attached and there's a layer of sparkly glitter surrounding them.

Stamp the greeting - from the Be Jolly Clear Stamps set - on white cardstock with VersaFine Smokey Gray.  Diecut it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.  

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-¼" square white card - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add pale pink gem stickers.

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Ready to save some time by adhering and glittering your delicate design elements in a single quick and easy step?  Try  this with your holiday cards and tags too!

Thanks very much for stopping by - see you next week!

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