380 posts categorized "Flowers"

03/04/2018

Sun 04

Fresh Picked Flowers
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends. Spring is in the air and I do love making cards with flowers. Oh so easy watercoloring, a bit of die cutting and stamping...makes for a happy cardmaker!

 

And here we go:

 

I used two shades of Pink cardstock sized to 4.25 x 5.50 inches. 

 

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Die cut panel with the largest of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles. Flick a bit of Dark Pink watercolor paint onto the top panel.

Stamp the bottom panel with a sentiment from Wishing You the Best and Black ink. Position the bottom sentiment so it connects with the top and stamp with Dark Pink ink.

 

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On a large scrap of watercolor paper, use Lindy's Magicals powder and spritz with water. Let this panel dry, then die cut with Fresh Picked Flowers.

Adhere die cut to top panel just gluing the center of the flowers. Lift some of the leaves just a bit to give them dimension

Use Crystal Drops for flower centers and let dry

 

Doesn't this card just make you Smile?!?

 

Happy Crafting,

 

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02/28/2018

Wed 28

Poppy Stitched Circle Frame and Little Dragonflies by Jean Okimoto

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The new Poppy Stitched Circle Frame celebrates friendship - and the approach of spring - in fresh  greens and purples.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple card for a special friend.  

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Cut Poppy Stitched Circle Frame from green cardstock.  Cut a yellow-green background circle with a Circle Basics die - then cut the background into concentric circles.  

Press a Kaleidacolor Riviera inkpad onto an acrylic block to create a palette of inks.  Paint watercolor paper with random, overlapping shades of green, teal and purple.  Air-dry it for a few minutes.  Spritz it lightly with Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Heat-set the inks.

Cut the poppy section and the additional layer - from the watercolored paper. Attach the watercolored poppy over the green poppy.  Attach a scrap of cardstock behind the poppy, then attach it to the background.  The piece of cardstock gives the poppy a bit of dimension without the thickness of a foam dot.

Cut Little Dragonflies from the watercolored paper.

Stamp a top-folded white A-2 card with the greeting - from the Bird Sanctuary Clear Stamp Set - using the new VersaFine Warm Breeze inkpad.

Attach the diecuts to the card.  Add silver gem stickers.

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Memory Box frame diecuts look great over contrasting or matching backgrounds.  They also  create quick and easy cards when layered directly over a contrasting card front.  Mix and match them with one of the "Basics" dies for a collage-y look with minimal effort.  Suspend them on a window card for an interactive greeting.  There are so many ways to use these great designs!

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress.  Hope you're enjoying our Asian classes - and the origami!    Special thanks also to Ann and Erin for helping everyone find the perfect stamps, inks and papers for their Spring and Easter projects.

No classes for me this weekend. It's time to  start prepping for the March 10 SPRINGTIME GREETINGS class at Impress.  We'll make 5 cards and a sweet little Easter candy holder - pretty colors, glitter and nature-inspired cards to welcome the new season! 

Thanks for stopping by...

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02/25/2018

Sun 25

Fluttering
by Penny Ward

Red-congrats

 

Hello, hello Memory Box friends.  We are still in February, so I went with Red and White, yet by changing the color scheme, this could be an anytime of the year card. The entire card was die cut which means it took no time at all to assemble.

 

As always, start with a White cardstock base.

 

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Die cut the base of the Drifting Side Butterfly and the two of the Glorious Floral Stem from Red cardstock. 

Die cut the intricate wings of the Butterfly and the Glorious Floral Stem from White cardstock.

 

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Assemble card as shown using Red and White cardstock layers. Wrap twine (or not). Snip a couple of the Red Floral Stems and add to card with foam adhesive.

Die cut Calligraphy Pop Congrats and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

Add Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to butterfly and flowers.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

 

 

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02/23/2018

Fri 23

Floral Butterfly Birthday
by Sharon Harnist

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Happy Saturday, crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a birthday card made for my dear, sweet husband's aunt who turned 94 years young this week!  It came together quickly and easily, by using these fabulous dies:  Fresh Picked Flowers, Primavera Butterfly, Adora Butterfly, Sentimental Happy Birthday.

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I started by die cutting the solid Primavera Butterfly from white cardstock, then the Adora Butterfly die cut from gold metallic cardstock and placed on top.  I love that this gives the look of gold metallic embossing, but a lot easier and less mess!  The butterfly was mounted to a kraft card base with foam tape on the top right wing, to give it some dimension.  The beautiful Fresh Picked Flowers die was cut from white cardstock and then colored with Copic markers G20, G21, and R20.  It was also mounted to the card using foam tape behind the leaves and glue dots behind the flower centers, to create more dimension.  The flower that was originally behind the butterfly was cut off the stem and added with foam tape to the top of the lower right flower.

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Finally, the pretty Sentimental Happy Birthday was die cut from gold metallic and white cardstocks then layered together, offset, to create a shadow effect.  To finish the card, clear sequins were scattered on the background and white Nuvo drops added to the flower centers.

Thanks for checking in today . . . I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Sharonsig

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Fri 23

Painted Flower Stems
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday! It has been so gloomy and rainy here all week that I needed some bright sunshine. I decided to make it myself with the colors on my card today. I don't know about you but I am ready for Spring!

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 started with my pretty yellow card and some of the plaid paper from Lawn Fawn in a bright blue. Then I die cut the Painted Flower Stems in white and glued all of the layers to the card.

 

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Then I die cut the Sentimental Happy Birthday in a navy paper and glued it to a piece of vellum before adding it to my card. I finished it off with some gems in the center of the flowers. This card is sure to brighten anyones day!


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02/22/2018

Thu 22

Welcome Spring…Simple Chicks and Glorious Floral Stem by Jean Okimoto

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It's snowing here - but Simple Chicks and the Glorious Floral Stem are ready to welcome spring today!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, hoping spring arrives soon.  Till then, I hope these great diecuts, bright pastels and pink gem stickers will brighten your day.

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Cut the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from white cardstock.  Cut the larger Simple Chick near the bottom right corner.  Cut the small chick - slightly overlapping.  You'll end up with chick cutouts on the rectangle - and two little pairs of chick-feet.

Cut Simple Chicks from yellow cardstock.  Attach scraps of orange cardstock behind to diecuts to create beaks. Glue them into the cutouts on the rectangle background.

Cut Glorious Floral Stem from green and pink cardstock.  Trim the pink flowers.  Attach the diecuts to the background.

Stamp the greeting - from the Wirework Hearts Clear Stamp Set - on white A-2 card with Verdant VersaFine Clair.  Attach the diecuts.  Add pink gem stickers.

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Big Thanks to everyone who joined us for Monday's CAKES, CANDLES + BIRTHDAY WISHES class at Impress!  Hope you liked the cards - and the new dies and VersaFine Clair inkpads.  Special thanks too - Jeannie and Becca - for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets with the latest and greatest supplies.

See you again at SIMPLY ASIAN class on the 24th - 6 cards, an origami butterfly, lots of diecuts and techniques!

Thanks for stopping by...

  Jeansignature-3

 

 

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02/18/2018

Sun 18

Marvelous Hummingbird
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends.   Spring is just around the corner and that means gorgeous flowers and pretty birds flitting here and there. In my backyard I have birdhouses, blooming flowers, bushes, shrubs and a hummingbird feeder. We have yet to see one of those pretty little birds outside our window. But I keep hoping!!!

Sometimes you have to make your own happiness, as I have done here with this new Marvelous Hummingbird die.

 

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I die cut the Marvelous Hummingbird from watercolor paper, then colored with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers. (Fern, Bud Green & Prussian Blue).

I also die cut the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles from watercolor paper and added a couple of the same colors.

 

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I used one of my favorite flower dies Hibiscus, along with the sweet Fine Cut Leaves popped up with foam adhesive.

 

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Stamped greeting from the Sentimental Iris set with Black ink.

I love how delicate the Hummingbird is with all its intricate wings. Just another feminine card to send to a special friend.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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01/07/2018

Sun 07

Floral Gingham
by Penny Ward

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Hi Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a fun new product called Floral Cluster, die cut with Gingham paper. Using the Gray papers still lends to a winter feel, but the flowers are making me hopeful for Spring.

Here is how to put this together:

 

Start with a White cardstock base, then add Black cardstock on top.

 

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Add a two inch strip of White cardstock and a 2.25 inch strip of Gray Gotta Have Gingham (by Lawn Fawn) as shown.

Die cut Floral Cluster from Dark Gray cardstock and again from Gray Gingham paper. Adhere to card front, filling in the little pieces of the flower with Gingham.

 

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Stamp sentiment from the Wirework Hearts stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Draw a box around sentiment with a ruler and Black fine line marker.

Stamp tiny hearts from the stamp set with Delicata Ruby Red ink.

I colored along the vein of the leaves with a Black pencil.

 

Look for lots of inspiration this coming week as we bring you creations with the newest release starting tomorrow.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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01/03/2018

Wed 03

Floral Thank You Cards
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I don't know about you, but this time of year I need a lot of thank you cards.  I have been freezing lately, so I really wanted to make some Spring-themed cards instead of cold, wintery cards.  My cards became thank you cards, but they could have just as easily become cards for other occasions. 

For my post today, I wanted to share a trio of cards I made using the new Cheery Flower Collage die.  It is a floral circle window die, and I used the exact same layout for each card.  I simply changed the color of the Distress Oxide inks I used for the backgrounds.  I started each background with scraps of smooth 80lb white cardstock and sponged three colors of ink on top before splattering each background with water to create a splotchy look.  To finish each of the cards, I added a stitched circle frame around the floral window.  I thought the stitches added a nice embellishment to the card.  As a finishing touch, I added a sentiment from the Sentimental Iris clear set. 

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Distress Oxide Inks used- Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans.  Sentiment- Versafine Deep Lagoon

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Distress Oxide Inks used- Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves.  Sentiment- Versafine Satin Red

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Distress Oxide Inks used- Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet. Sentiment- Spanish Moss

The last thing I added to the card was mini epoxy stickers to the center of each of the flowers.

I hope everyone is staying warm!

Laurasignature

 

 

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11/09/2017

Thu 09

Pretty Poinsettias
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Thursday friends! Today I have a fun card that is full of texture. I decided to break out my embossing pad to create today's card. Let's get started!

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I used the Poinsettia Oval die for the focal point of my card. I ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing rubber mat. Depending on your machine the layers you run through will change. It created this beautiful embossed oval that I cut out with the Studio Oval Layers.


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I glued it onto an embossed dot card stock onto a red card from Memory Box. I die cut the Merry Christmas Perky Script die in a red glitter paper. I was able to curve the word Christmas a bit to follow the line of the oval and then I glued the word merry in the space above it.

If you haven't tried embossing with your dies I would encourage you to give it a shot. It's so much fun and it gives you another look for all of your beautiful dies. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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