233 posts categorized "Butterflies"

07/22/2018

Sun 22

Summer Meadow
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today. Sometimes you just need to create a card in a hurry and this one is for you. Less than 10 minutes and you have a creation that is simple and makes a statement

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Cut a Light Gray cardstock the same size and adhere to base.

 

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Die cut Summer Meadow Collage from Medium Gray cardstock. Adhere to card front leaving some of the center cutouts free of glue. Lift them up a bit with your fingernail for more dimension.

 

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Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Sentimental Iris set using White embossing powder.

Die cut one of the smaller butterflies from the Morning Garden Butterflies set in Teal cardstock.

Adhere to card front as shown, then embellish card with White Crystal Drops.

 

I told you it was simple to make. :)

 

Happy Crafting,

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07/19/2018

Thu 19

Summer Meadow Collage, Cascadia Butterfly Trio and Leavenworth Butterfly Trio by Jean Okimoto

 

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Watercolors create a soft background for the Summer Meadow Collage and a trio of vellum butterflies.  Add a greeting from the Sentimental Iris Clear Stamps Set, gold-glittered accents and turquoise gem stickers.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a thrifty design using the remainder of yesterday's watercolored background.  

Kaleidacolor dye ink refills are great as liquid watercolors and come in a wide range of beautiful colors.  

Cut Summer Meadow Collage from white cardstock - leave a generous  border of cardstock.  

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Place the watercolored background behind it and tape everything securely so it doesn't shift.  Diecut through both layers at once.  The resulting background wasn't a complete rectangle because portions of it were used on another card - but it won't show.  Optional - trim a tiny amount from the edges of the background so the colors won't be visible from the side.  

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Cut Cascadia Butterfly Trio from lime, purple and turquoise vellum.  I cut all three sizes of each so I could try different color and size combinations.  If you don't have colored vellum,  diecut the butterflies from white vellum,  then sponge them with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple, Lime and Jade inks. Yes, Brilliance metallic inks dry on vellum!   Air-dry the butterflies - heat-setting them may cause curling.

Cut gold glitter cardstock or heavy paper with the antennae/centers from the Leavenworth Butterfly Trio.  

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-½" square card of textured white cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the Sentimental Iris Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Verdant VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then cut then cut it with the ¾" x 2" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the greeting - use a foam dot on the right edge.

Add turquoise gem stickers.

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Enjoy a 25% shopping discount at the Impress 31st Birthday Celebration this Saturday, July 21.  Yes, 31 years of creativity, inspiration and one-stop shopping for the latest papercrafting supplies.  Bring your Memory Box and Poppystamps wishlists and add some great designs to your personal collection!  The birthday discount code for your online shopping on July 21 is 31st birthday.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Saturday!

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07/18/2018

Wed 18

Flitter Side Butterfly and Wonderful Jotted Script by Jean Okimoto

 

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Wonderful Jotted Script and a trio of Flitter Side Butterflies create a colorful summer design today.  Paint a vivid background of diluted Kaleidacolor dye ink refills, diecut the butterflies, add a layered greeting and gem stickers - and you're ready for any occasion.  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a watercolored design in some of my favorite colors.  It's a versatile design that would be beautiful in your favorite colors too!

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Paint the rough side of watercolor paper with loose, watery layers of Kaleidacolor dye ink refills.  Outline and define some areas with a waterbrush.

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Add color variations, spots and splotches by lightly spritzing a large clean stamp block with water and pressing it firmly onto the watercolor paper.  Lift it - it'll have a few inky bubbles - press it onto a section with a contrasting color.  Let those little bubbles create some very cool spots and splotches.  Dry the inks with a heat-tool by alternately heating both sides of the paper to prevent curling.  

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Cut the detailed Flitter Side Butterfly from green, purple and turquoise cardstock.  Cut the background butterflies from the watercolored paper.

Cut the background Wonderful Jotted Script from natural cardstock.  Cut the detailed "wonderful" from a slightly bluer shade of cardstock.

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card of natural cardstock.

Print "you are" with a label maker.  Attach them to the card with double-stick tape - the label adhesives aren't always secure on cardstock.

Add pale lavender gem stickers - I've colored clear stickers with a Sharpie.  

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Create a stash of watercolored backgrounds and they'll be ready - and dry (!) - when you need a quick card.  Butterflies are always a great design element for watercoloring.  Colors can be bright and splashy or soft and dreamy.  View the collection of Memory Box Butterflies and pick your favorites!

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's BUTTERFLIES + BLOSSOMS class at Impress.  Hope you liked the colorful summer designs and techniques.  Special thanks too - Ann, Cindi, Shari and Erin - for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.  

Be sure to stop by both Impress stores on Saturday July 21st.  It's Impress' 31st Birthday and they're celebrating with a 25% shopping discount for everyone!  Bring your Memory Box and Poppystamps wishlist - it's time to fill your collection with the stamps and dies you've been admiring!

Thanks for visiting...hope you like butterflies and watercolors as much as I do!

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07/12/2018

Thu 12

Big Butterfly Wing, Wrapped Stitch Rectangles and Kaleidacolors by Jean Okimoto

 

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Big Butterfly Wing and Kaleidacolor inkpads make it easy to design simple summer cards for any occasion.  Wrapped Stitch Rectangles create the perfect frame to balance the bold butterfly without competing for attention.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a quick and easy card for you.

Cut white cardstock with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.  Cut it with Big Butterfly Wing.

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Keep the inks separated and roll a 4" soft rubber brayer over the Melon Melody Kaleidacolor.  Lift and roll the brayer towards you 10 to 15 times to ink the entire roller. Brayer the inks onto the rougher side of  watercolor paper - roll the brayer back and forth several times to transfer all of the ink to the watercolor paper.

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Use a waterbrush to move the colors around and blend them a bit.  Extend the top and bottom colors to fit the height of the butterfly diecut.  Add a light spritz of water to create a few random light and dark areas.  Dry the inks with a heat-tool.  Alternately heating both sides of the watercolor paper reduces curling.  

Trim the watercolor paper using the 4" x 5-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  

Cut the body/antennae section from gold glittered cardstock or heavy paper.  

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card of yellow cardstock.    Add green gem stickers.

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Butterflies are great with watercolors - the Big Butterfly Wing takes full advantage of them.    Kaleidacolor dye inks range from soft pastels to vibrant jewel tones.  They work like liquid watercolors and their great color combinations eliminate the guesswork of picking colors.   Brayer them directly onto the paper as we did here - or press them onto a large stamp block for a palette of five perfectly coordinated inks.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at another BUTTERFLIES AND BLOSSOMS class at Impress on the 14th.  Mix, match and layer great artpapers, felt, sequins and industrial tape on bright summer cards for birthdays, thank-yous and just to say "hello."  We'll use Big Butterfly Wing and Flitter Side Butterfly -  and the best-selling Poppystamps Plumed Peacock, with matching flowers.

Thanks for visiting - we're just one day away from the weekend!

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07/08/2018

Sun 08

Flitter
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with the promised leftover section of watercolored paper from the card I created last weekend featured HERE. This butterfly is my new favorite...so cute!

And here we go:

 

Start with White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.0 inches. Cut Red and Green cardstock the same size, then diagonally and adhere to card base.

 

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The background is a left over piece of watercolor paper that has been sprinkled and spritzed with Lindy's Magicals Red and Green. See my post last post HERE.

Trim section to about 4.25 x 5 inches and adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Flitter Side Butterfly from White, Lime and Aqua cardstocks. Adhere together slightly off center, then to card front as shown.

Die cut Awesome Jotted Script from Red and Lime cardstocks. Adhere together, then to card front with foam adhesive.

Add a strip of Aqua cardstock to top and bottom of panel.

 

Are you loving these new Jotted Script words as much as I am?!?

 

Happy Crafting,

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07/03/2018

Tue 03

Metallic Butterfly
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I always struggle to take pictures of metallic paper, and I realize that the front facing picture looks like I just used a yellow ochre cardstock.  I hope that the side view will help you see the shimmer better:

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To make the card, I cut out the Summer Meadow Collage using black cardstock.  I had a leftover piece of watercolor paper that I had colored with Colorburst powders- both regular and metallic gold.  I didn't like that piece of watercolored paper, but it was perfect to save and use for die cutting.

I cut out a solid butterfly from my watercolor paper using one of the Butterfly Ensemble dies and then layered it behind the  black Summer Meadow Collage paper.  I thought the gold metallic in my watercolor paper would pair well with gold cardstock that I layered onto the card.

Finally, I embossed a sentiment from the Bird Sanctuary clear stamp set and added a bunch of gold rhinestones.  One hint I would like to share with you is to emboss the sentiment before you layer all the pieces of the card.  I made the mistake of gluing all the pieces together and then embossing the sentiment.  The heat from the heat gun ended up reacting to my adhesive and the front of the card became warped.  I had to put it under a heavy book to flatten it again.  Remember...heat emboss and then layer the card.

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06/22/2018

Fri 22

New Flitter Side Butterfly and Thanks Jotted Script by Jean Okimoto

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The new Flitter Side Butterfly and Thanks Jotted Script add a breezy touch to any card - here's a bright summer design for you.   Hello, Jean Okimoto here with more designs from the Summer 2018 Collection.  

Paint watercolor paper with diluted Kaleidacolor Dye Ink Refills - leave a few white areas for contrast.  Spritz it lightly with water, then heat-set it.  Cut it with the 1-¾" x 3" Rectangle Basics die.  

Attach Scor-Tape to the top of coral creme cardstock and cut the solid Flitter Side Butterfly.  Cut the detailed Flitter Side Butterfly from gray cardstock.

Remove the tape liner and attach the detailed butterfly - slightly offset.  Brush clear iridescent glitter onto the remaining adhesive to create a very sparkly butterfly.  

Diecut Thanks Jotted Script from coral creme and gray cardstock.  Layer the pieces - adhere the first and last letters, then adhere the remaining letters.

Cut a 1-¾" x 3-¾" strip of coral creme cardstock.  

Attach everything to a top-folded A-2 card of gray cardstock - use foamdots for the right edge of the butterfly.  Add peachy-pink gemstickers

 

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The loose, elegant typestyle of the four Jotted Script dies makes it easy to add a fresh, contemporary look to cards.planners and layouts.  A few tiny dots of glue adheres the layers.  You'll see a lot of Jotted Script cards here on our blog!

Thanks very much for stopping by again...enjoy the weather and have a great weekend!

 

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06/21/2018

Thu 21

New Summer Meadow Collage and Awesome Jotted Script by Jean Okimoto

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Butterflies and blossoms from the just-released Summer Meadow Collage create the perfect backdrop for the new Awesome Jotted Script set.  Add a watercolored background and pale turquoise gem stickers and you'll have a sweet card for a very special person.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with more inspiration from our Summer 2018 Collection.

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Cut white cardstock with the 3-¾" x 4-¾" Pinpoint Rectangle Layer.  Cut Summer Meadow Collage - save the center offcut.  This die is designed to  cut a delicate frame with an open center.  We'll recyle the offcut to create a solid background for the greeting here.

Paint watercolor paper with pale, diluted layers of Kaleidacolor ink refills.  They're perfect as liquid watercolors - and come in over 50 great shades ranging from soft pastels to bright jewel tones.  Airdry it for a few minutes, give it light spritz of water to soften the colors,  then heat-set it.  Cut it with the same Pinpoint Rectangle Layer die. 

Stamp the greeting - from the Spring Lilacs Clear Stamps - on the collage offcut with Starlite Black Brilliance.  

Cut the delicate Awesome Jotted Script from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the background from pink cardstock.  Here's a tip to make layering quick and easy...attach both ends of the delicate script to the matching background first, then secure the remaining portion.  You'll never run out of background - or have too much background.  

Attach the diecuts to a 5-½" square white card.  Add pale turquoise gem stickers.

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There are three other Jotted Script die sets - birthday, thanks and wonderful - and we love all of them too!  They may look fragile - but they're easy to diecut.  Trust me - I cut twelve "awesome" sets and twelve "thanks"  for last week's Summer Hearts class in just a few minutes.  

Special thanks to everyone from the BEYOND THE BOX and SUMMER HEARTS classes at Impress last weekend.  I appreciate how so many of you took both classes - and drove or ferried to Tukwila for the entire day!  Thanks too - Shari and Laura - for helping everyone fill their baskets. 

Thanks for visiting - see you again tomorrow...

 

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06/18/2018

Mon 18

Riverbank Oval Cards with Wave Ribbon Collage, Floating Swan, and Birthday Jotted Script or Flitter Side Butterfly
by Anne Thompson

Another gorgeous day today and new Memory Box dies to play with--what more could one ask for!  I made two cards that feature the RIVERBANK OVAL 94010 as a frame added on top of the WAVE RIBBON COLLAGE 94005 where the FLOATING SWAN 94012 rests.

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Let's talk about the birthday card on the left first.  

  • I started with a Pool notecard and die cut the WAVE RIBBON COLLAGE 94005 into the front of the card.  
  • I die cut the RIVERBANK OVAL 94010 from dark brown cardstock and used a glue pen on the top and bottom edges to add it to the notecard.  
  • I used white cardstock to cut out the FLOATING SWAN 94012.  I put a thin line of glue on its bottom front edge and slipped it behind one of the waves to adhere it to the card.  
  • I then added a piece of Pool Gingham Paper cut 4 X 5 1/4 to the inside of the notecard on the righthand panel.  
  • Using the BIRTHDAY JOTTED SCRIPT 94003,  I cut the solid greeting from the dark brown cardstock and used the smaller script die to cut into the pool gingham paper.  I layered them together using the glue pen and adhered it to the card front.
  • When writing on the gingham paper inside, I'll need to remember not to write where the waves are as anything in that space will show when the card is closed.

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I assembled the second card in the same way except I used the FLITTER SIDE BUTTERFLY 94002 instead of the birthday greeting.  I cut the solid wings part of the butterfly from the gingham paper and the more detailed outline from the dark brown cardstock.  I used a glue pen to adhere the two pieces together and then used a foam dot to add it to the card front.

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These dies make great cards for me to send as reminders to others of this special place where I live.  We have Canada Geese and many varieties of ducks in our pond (though we've never had a swan) and eventually the cattails will grow on the banks.  There are lots of butterflies and dragonflies about during the day and fireflies in the evening now.  I know these dies are going to be used over and over again!

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Happy Crafting!

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06/10/2018

Sun 10

Ombre Butterfly
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello. Penny here today with a die cut I used as a stencil. Most die cuts can be used as intended or turned into a stencil for other effects like inking, modeling paste and more.

Now that's a win-win!

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Cut a piece of White cardstock just a bit smaller than the base. Die cut Honeycomb Square two times from a scrap of cardstock. Position as desired and ink with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade. Flick some water across panel and blot with paper towel. Adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Drifting Side Butterfly (I mean really...this is my all time favorite butterfly die). Blend same inks creating an ombre effect. Adhere to card front.

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Sentimental Iris set on to Black cardstock. Notch end and adhere to card front with a tiny staple.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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