72 posts categorized "Masculine"

06/29/2017

Thu 29

Fish Tales…Hooked on You
by Jean Okimoto

 

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"Hooked on you" - from the Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set - makes a great greeting for your favorite kid or sweetie.  Add a bunch of watercolored fish, the Heart Wire and a hook from the Ornament Caps and Hooks set - and your card is ready to go!

Valentine and Christmas dies don't need to wait for their own season - put them to work on a summer card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, wondering why I didn't think of this combination earlier.  

Paint watercolor paper with watery layers of Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks - or use the refills (dribbled onto acrylic blocks and applied with a waterbrush).  Spritz it with water, then heat-set it.  Cut it with the 4-1/4" Square Basics die.

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Stamp the fish on the smoother side of watercolor paper with Onyx Black VersaFine and emboss them with detail clear powder.  Paint them in solid colors first using Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans and Fossilized Amber.  Add colorful accents by painting a few sections of each fish with a contrasting color.  The special inks will blend and create great new shades.  Diecut the fish.

Cut Heart Wire from watercolor paper, and again from turquoise cardstock.  Layer the two diecuts - slightly offset - to add dimension and a bit of a subtle shadow.  

Determine the placement of each fish and carefully trim parts of the hearts that won't be covered by the fish.  

Stamp and emboss the greeting on a scrap of light aqua watercolored paper.  Cut it with the 3/4" Square Basics Die.  Paint a scrap of watercolor paper pale green and cut it with the 1" Square Basics die.

Cut a hook from silver mirror cardstock using the Ornament Caps and Hooks die.  

 
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Insert the hook through the circle of the Heart Wire - then attach both pieces to the background.  Tape the top of the hook behind the background.  Attach the fishes, counter-clockwise - use foam dots for the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th fishes.  Add the greeting.

Attach it to a top-folded 5-1/2" square card of textured white cardstock.  Add turquoise gem stickers.

There are so many ways to use the Fish Tales Stamp Set and the Fish Tales Die Set.  Combining them with Valentine and Christmas dies just gives us another option. Search through your Memory Box stash for inspiration - you'll be amazed at how many ways you can mix and match the great designs.

If you're loving the Distress Oxides as much as I am you'll be happy to know that Impress has already ordered the 12 new colors that will be released soon.  The Impress collection of Memory Box, Open Studio, Poppystamps - and Distress Oxides - is perfect for summer papercrafting!  

Thanks for stopping by - see you again this evening.

Jeansignature-3

 

05/29/2017

Mon 29

Cubic Border, Goldfish Collage and Seaweed Stalks
by Jean Okimoto

 

 

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The new Cubic Border, Seaweed Stalks and diecuts from the Goldfish Collage team up on a birthday card today.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple  design for a color-infused birthday celebration.

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Paint a strip of watercolor paper in loose, overlapping shades of teal and turquoise Peerless Watercolors.  Sprinkle it with a few drops of water, then heat-set it.  Cut it with the new Cubic Border.  Trim it to about 5-1/4" x 1-1/4".  

Cubic Border is great for cutting little windows on card fronts too.  Imagine how cute it would be with little ghosts peeking thru on a Halloween card!  There's Christmas-in-July - why not Halloween-in-May?

Paint another piece of watercolor paper in watery shades of green.  Dry it, then cut several sets of Seaweed Stalks to trim and layer at the base of the Cubic Border.

Felt golfish diecuts - in shades of peach, dark-orange and pumpkin-orange - create a ombre set of fish to add texture to the design.  Just attach adhesive label paper or sticker paper to wool-blend felt and diecut the 3 colors.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through.  

Stamp the greeting  - from the new Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set - with Imagine Crafts Espresso Truffle Memento Luxe on a lightly-textured top-folded white A-2 card.  Heat-set it.

Attach the diecuts.  Add silvery gem stickers.  Send it to the birthday child - or fish-loving guy - for a very special celebration.

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If you're in the Seattle area, join us for another SUMMER HEARTS class at Impress today.  It's from 11:00 to 1:00 - giving you plenty of time to shop and enjoy the long weekend!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

  Jeansignature-3

 

 

05/11/2017

Thu 11

May Release Blog Blitz – A Fish Tales Stamp Set Giveaway
by Jean Okimoto

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Bright tropical colors and the new Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set send birthday wishes today.  Hello, welcome back to our May Release Blog Blitz! Jean Okimoto here with another design featuring this great new clear stamp set and the matching set of dies.

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It's easy to organize (and find!) your favorite "open" die sets if they're attached to curtain rings from a fabric or home store.  I attach the rings to a magnetic bar that's attached to a shelf in my work area.  That's a lot of attachment - but it works for me!

Paint deckle-edged rough watercolor paper from Shizen Design with Peerless Watercolors and air-dry it.  Add a pearly wash of diluted Peerless Transparent Silver and heat-set it.  The deckled edges and texture enhance the shimmery layer and contrast nicely against the matte diecuts.   Trim the right and bottom edges with a Rectangle Basics die.  

Gather an assortment of yellow, orange, flamingo, turquoise and green cardstock.  Stamp the happy little fish and wavy seaweed  from the Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set with VersaFine Onyx Black.   Heat-set the ink, then diecut the designs  with the matching Fish Tales Die Set. 

Diecut Seaweed Stalks from light green cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set - on lime green cardstock.  Cut it with a Rectangle Basics die.

Score, cut and fold a 5-1/2" square white card.  Attach the diecuts and greeting - use foam dots for the bright yellow, orange and turquoise fishes.  Add blue gem stickers.

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Want a chance to win the Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set?  Just add your comment to today's post - and it may soon join your Memory Box and Open Studio Collection.  Add your comment to Jenny's Fish Tales blog blitz post too - and all of the other Design Team posts during this week's blog blitz.  The entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May 14th.  Good Luck to you!

We'll be using a few of the newest dies and stamps at the May 13th SUMMER HEARTS class at Impress.  We have so many great heart- and love-themed dies, stamps and papers - let's put them to work on summery cards for weddings, thank-yous and cards to say "I'm thinking of you."  See you on Saturday!

  Jeansignature-3

 

 

05/07/2017

Sun 07

Through the Forest
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Have you checked out the Challenge for this month? Click here to read all about it and to participate. Using markers with die cuts is the theme this month and I have chosen to use Spectrum Noir markers with a Craftwell eBrush. I think this will make a great Father's Day card.

Let me walk you through this creation:

 

Start by die cutting Sapling Collage and Thicket Collage from white cardstock measuring 4.25 x 5 inches for each panel.

 

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Using an eBrush, spray the trees with Spectrum Noir GB10 & TN7. Mask the trees and spray the outer card with DG3 & DG2. (I hope you do a better job of masking than I did.  :(  )

 

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Using foam adhesive, layer the two panels together with the largest trees in the front. Wrap this panel with a pretty green ribbon and tie a knot.

Make a base card from white cardstock measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, fold in half.

Ink the center of base card with Distress Oxide Broken China and Wilted Violet. Adhere a small scrap of striped paper to bottom of base card.

Now adhere your trees panel to base card.

Finish with a sentiment or leave blank as I have done.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

04/30/2017

Sun 30

For Dad
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends....  Yes, I know this a Father's Day card and we haven't even finished April yet. But, you have to think ahead. This new die cut Workshop Border is just the right embellishment for a dad's card. Besides the actual border, you can clip off each tool and use them individually. Now that's getting your monies worth!!!

Let's build a card:

 

The background is just white cardstock that has been smooshed onto a craft mat inked with Delicata Silver Glitz, spritzed with water.

 

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After the background is dry, then use the Starry Nights stencil along with Earl Gray Gelatos and Whipped Spackle to give the card front some texture.

 

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Die cut Workshop Border and "dad" from the Typewriter Alphabet dies using Black cardstock. Adhere to card front and stamp sentiment from the So Many Things to Love set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Add a strip of striped paper along the left edge as shown, trim card to size and add a card base of white cardstock trimmed to 4.25 x 11 inches, then folded in half.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

04/23/2017

Sun 23

Teal Greetings
by Penny Ward

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Hello there Memory Box friends. I hope this card qualifies as "manly" even though it has a butterfly on it. All of a sudden I needed a bunch of masculine cards.

This one is REALLY simple to make, yet the impact from the layers looks like it took all day.

 

Follow along with me:

 

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Using a whole sheet of watercolor paper, sprinkle on some Lindy's Magicals. I used Rusty Lantern Lime, Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal and Tibetan Poppy Teal. Have you figured out yet that my favorite color is TEAL ?!?

Sprintz the watercolor paper with water and watch the magic happen. Wait for it to dry or zap with a heat gun if you are impatient...like me.  :)

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Die cut the largest of the Scalloped Stitch Trimmings, the third largest and the fifth largest. Cut these from Black cardstock along with the Happy Birthday Friendship Script and smallest of the Morning Garden Butterflies.

Adhere the large Scallop Trim to watercolor paper and trim around it to make your first layer.

Adhere your mid-size Scallop Trim to watercolor paper and trim again. Adhere this layer to base layer with foam adhesive.

Do the same step for your final layer.

Adhere greeting and butterfly as shown.

Color butterfly with Spectrum Noir Glitter marker.

 

Pretty Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy!

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

 

04/09/2017

Sun 09

Birds Eye View
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends. I just can't get enough of this new Ocean themed release. I mean really....look at these birds! I live in Florida, I see these birds daily out my back door.

Truth be told the Sandhill Crane (lower right on card) are very noisy and I could do without those!  :)

 

Let me show you how I put this together:

 

Start with White cardstock trimmed to 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Blend all around with Evergreen Bough Distress ink, flick water and let dry.

Die cut with Underwater Collage.

Adhere a small scrap of cardstock inked with Tumbled Glass to back of opening.

 

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To make the top layer, trim white cardstock 4 x 5.25 inches, blend with Peacock Feathers Distress ink, flick water across panel and let dry.

Die cut this panel with Underwater Collage also, but give the die a 180 degree turn. Adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

Die cut Flying Gulls and Elegant Shorebirds from White cardstock and adhere as shown. 

 

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Finally, die cut Lavender Bunch, Seaweed Ribbons and Oceanside Lighthouse and Waves from White cardstock. Color as desired and adhere to card front. As you can tell, I had to get a little glitz on this card, so I added some glitter to the "wave".

Add Glossy Accents drops around the card and let dry.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

04/05/2017

Wed 05

Masculine Happy Birthday
by Lindsay

Hello Memory Box friends!

I can honestly say, I believe Spring has sprung here in Northeastern Ohio! There is a slight green fuzz on the shrubs, and it makes me happy! The Climbing Vine die also makes me happy, and I've used it on my card, today. Let me tell you how I created it.

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I began by taking three different colors of green card stock and die cutting the Climbing Vine. I set those aside, and inked up a panel using various Distress inks. 

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I took a white card base, and adhered the leaves around the edges, and then die cut the front with the Scallop Stitch Fancy Frames, keeping the scallop edge still nestled in the rectangle. I also die cut the inked panel, and reinserted it into the card front, securing it front the back. 

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To finish it, I took the Happy Birthday Upright Script die, and stacked several together, and adhered it to the front of the card. Limited embellishments, and the color scheme makes this card perfect for the man in your life! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you were inspired to create with the latest dies.

Lindsaysignature

 

04/02/2017

Sun 02

Ocean view
by Penny Ward

Under-the-Sea

Hello there Memory Box friends. Penny here today with yet another "manly" card. I mean really.....this is the best release EVER!!!!!

I am so loving all the water plants included with the new collection. Ocean lovers are going crazy!!!!

Let's get started:

 

Start with White cardstock trimmed to 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Stencil bottom portion with Distressed Grid and Peacock Feathers Distress ink. Then start adding Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean inks to top portion of card. Flick water across panel to achieve droplets.

 

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Die cut Underwater Collage, Small Brain Coral, Seaweed Ribbons and Seaweed Stalks from White cardstock. 

Adhere Underwater Collage to inked panel. Color the "weeds" and coral as desired. I used Copic markers, but anything you have such as pencils will do.

Adhere to card front as shown.

 

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Wrap card with a pretty ribbon where the Underwater Collage and stenciled area meet. 

Add Glossy Accent drops around the card front.

 

I hope you enjoyed my ocean themed card today. Which new dies are your favorite?

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

03/22/2017

Wed 22


Spring Forest By Lindsay

Hello, and welcome!

I have a masculine card to share with you today using a few of the Spring release! Masculine cards are sometimes challenging, but with a few choice colors, and specific dies, you can make something any man would love to receive. 

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To begin, I die cut a panel of lime green card stock using the Sapling Collage die. I also die cut the front of a top folding white note card with the same die. I trimmed the green panel down, and die cut it using the Scallop Stitch Fancy Frames die set, adhering it to my white card using foam tape.

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I stamped a sentiment from the So Many Things To Love set, using gray ink. I then die cut a few deer from an older set, called Valley Deer Trio, and inked them using brown ink. I adhered them to the card front, as well as the inside using liquid glue, as well as foam tape.

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To finish it, and give it more interest, I sponged on a couple of blue shades on the inside panel of the card. 

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