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07/13/2018

Fri 13

Celebrate
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

Today I created a quick summer card for you featuring the new Wave Ribbon Collage die. 

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I started by die cutting the wave collage from white cardstock.  

Next I cut a piece of watercolor paper the same size as my wave panel.  I sponged the watercolor paper with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and misted it with plain water.  Once the paper was dry I adhered the wave die to the inked watercolor paper.

I stamped, colored and die cut the boat and glued it to the front of the wave panel.

I die cut the waves from white cardstock and glued those in front of the boat.

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Next I glued the prepared panel to a white cardstock mat layer and stamped the sentiment.

I glued the white card layer to red cardstock mat layer which was then adhered to a white card base.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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07/07/2018

Sat 07

Birthday Jotted Script, Rolling Wave Collage and Family of Fish by Jean Okimoto

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The new Birthday Jotted Script joins the Family of Fish and Rolling Wave Collage for a summer celebration today.  Hello everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a bit of inspiration for the July Surf and Turf Challenge.  

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Cut turquoise cardstock with the 3-¼" Square Basics die.  

Here's a tip...attach the Rolling Wave Collage to the square with a piece of rolled painter's tape placed  in the off-cut section that won't be used on the card.  It's OK if the tape damages the cardstock there.  

Cut Family of Fish from a portion of a Persimmon Notecard.  Remove two of the fish near the bottom left.  Keep the single fish - he'll be attached near the top of the group.

Cut the Birthday Jotted Script background from dark gray and light gray cardstock.

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Another tip...scrunch a piece of waxed paper and rub it briskly over the delicate Birthday Jotted Script die before cutting.  This makes it quick and easy to remove intricate diecuts.  Cut it from turquoise cardstock.  Be sure to save the tiny dot for the "i" - and attach it to the dark gray birthday background die.

Attach the turquoise birthday diecut to the dark gray background, then attach them to the light gray background.  A triple layer adds dimension and color contrast.

Stamp the greeting - from the Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set - on natural cardstock with Habanero VersaFine.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  

Attach the diecuts and the greeting to a side-folded 5-½" square card of dark gray cardstock.  Add dark orange sequins.

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Square cards require extra postage - but I think this bright combo of circles and squares will make it an extra-special birthday for your favorite guy.

Big thanks to everyone who joined us for the first BUTTERFLIES + BLOSSOMS class at Impress on July 4th!  Hope you liked those splashy colors, techniques, screenprinted papers - and new Memory Box and Poppystamps dies.  Thanks too - Karen and Becca - for arranging the classroom and helping us find the perfect supplies for our summer projects.  Big thanks to Jan too - for those special 4th of July treats!

Have a wonderful weekend - hope you'll join us again tomorrow for Penny's great card...

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06/30/2018

Sat 30

Birthday Jotted Script, Grassland Collage and Goldfish Collage by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate a summer birthday with the new Birthday Jotted Script - and some favorites from the Memory Box Collection of dies and stamps.  The new layered Jotted Script die sets - Birthday, Wonderful, Thanks and Awesome - are more than just the greetings.  The fresh typestyle and bold background become design elements themselves.

Hello, happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here.  After a week of separate internet, phone and email outages it's nice to create something handmade, with no chance of failure.   Just place the Memory Box die on the cardstock and roll it through  the machine for great results, every time!  Without resets, passwords or error messages.

Cut black cardstock with the 4" x 5-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut Grassland Collage.  Trim the rectangle with one edge of the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  No measuring or guessing required.

Attach red duct tape to a scrap of cardstock and cut Goldfish Collage.  You'll have a pile of textured, glossy red fish ready for summer and fall projects.

Cut a silver and black screenprint moon with the 1-¼" Circle Basics die.

Cut Birthday Jotted Script from red and black cardstock.  Quickly - before it gets lost - attach the little red dot for the "i" onto the black background.  

Stamp the HAPPY portion of the greeting from the Spring Lilacs Clear Stamps Set on red cardstock with VersaFine Claire Nocturne.

Attach everything to an A-2 card of recycled Kraft cardstock.  

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Hope you're enjoying - and being inspired by - the Summer 2018 Collection cards from our Design Team.  We love sharing our ideas with you!

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Sunday for Laura's announcement of the June Challenge winners, and details about the July Challenge.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the SURF + TURF class at Impress today - and at BLOSSOMS + BUTTERFLIES on July 4th!

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06/27/2018

Wed 27

You Make Me Smile Card
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have another summer card featuring the new Riverbank Oval die.  

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To create this card, I die cut the the Riverbank Oval from white cardstock, using the oval opening as a stencil for my background.

I used a circle punch to create a mask from a post-it-note and placed that over the sky area before I began sponging my inks on the background.

I used tape to secure the oval die card to my card front and sponged the background using Distress Oxide Inks, using Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, Broken China and Faded Jeans. (I love the soft color the oxide inks give the background!) I misted the background with plain water to give the sponged area some texture.

Once the area was dry, I removed the circle mask and painted the sun in using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink. 

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Next, I glued the Riverbank Oval die cut over the sponged background and glued my die cut sailboat in place.  I used a sponge to apply Antique Linen ink to the bottom of the boat and painted the waves under the boat with white acrylic paint.  

I stamped the sentiment on a kraft strip of cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.

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I adhered the card front to a pool cardstock layer, which I glued to a kraft card base, and I finished it off with a few clear embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

 

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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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06/13/2018

Wed 13

Vintage Watering Can, Quick Bunnies and Stitched Rain Boots by Jean Okimoto

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Quick Bunnies and Stitched Rain Boots aren't just for spring...they can multi-task on summer cards too!  My cocker spaniels and I see more June bunnies than Easter bunnies - and rain boots work as garden boots  throughout the year.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with with a spring-into-summer card designed get the most from some favorite dies. 

Attach lavender duct tape to a scrap of lightweight cardstock and cut Vintage Watering Can.   Memory Box dies are great for cutting duct tape and colored masking tape.  Just attach the duct tape to lightweight cardstock, then diecut it.  

Attach packing tape or glossy laminate to turquoise cardstock and cut Stitched Rain Boots.  This gives the cardstock a shiny, waterproof look.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to brown felt and cut Quick Bunnies.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.

Stamp the greeting - from the Spring Lilacs Clear Stamp Set - on pale green cardstock with VersaFineClair Fantasia.  Dry the ink, then trim the cardstock with the ¾" x 2" Rectangle Basics die.  

Cut the Green Folia screenprinted paper from Birch Press Design with the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded A-2 card of pale green cardstock - use foam dots for the greeting and the boot on the right.  Add turquoise gem stickers.

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Put those sweet Spring Release bunny dies to work throughout the year.  Brown or grey felt adds to their versatility as everyday woodland creatures.   I enjoy using my Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press products in as many ways as possible -  hope you do too!

Thanks for visiting...

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06/08/2018

Fri 08

"Outta of this world"
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a quick and easy card which is "outta this world".  

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To create this card I started by die cutting the Starry Ring in the center of a piece of alcohol inked cardstock.  I like to make all sorts of backgrounds and then I save them to create cards.  

I glued the die cut piece to a black cardstock mat, which I then glued to a white cardstock strip that had been spattered with gold ink.

Next I die cut the planet from gold metallic cardstock and glued it to the card front.

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To finish the card I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the card front to a black card base.

I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

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05/30/2018

Wed 30

Have a Blast!
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone,

Today I have a cute card for a boy's birthday!

Donna1

To create this card I started with an alcohol ink background.  I used a piece of glossy black cardstock and applied alcohol inks to it.  Once this was dry I spattered gold and white ink to the background.  I die cut the astronaut once from white cardstock and silver cardstock.  I only used the mask from the silver die cut.  I inked the white suit parts with Hickory Smoke distress ink and drew red stripes on the suit.  

The moon and planet I created from a piece of cardstock that I sponged with distress inks and misted with water and hand cut the moon and planet shapes.  I drew in the craters on the planet with colored pencil. 

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I glued the astronaut, planet and moon to the alcohol inked layer and adhered the sentiment to the card front.  

 Then I glued the prepared card front to a white cardstock layer that had been sponged with Vintage Photo ink, spattered with gold ink and had two strips of washi tape adhered to the cardstock. 

To finish the card I stamped the "Happy Birthday" in the bottom right corner of the card and adhered this to a black card base. 

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

 

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05/25/2018

Fri 25

Whale hello there
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

I love this whale image and couldn't resist using it once again for a cute card.

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To create this card I used Versa Mark ink to stamp the large and small whale images on gray cardstock.  I spattered the background with white paint and glued the panel to a black cardstock mat.  

Next I stamped the large whale onto watercolor paper then painted and die cut the image.  I stamped the waves using white ink on vellum paper.  I cut the wave image and glued then to the card front.  Next I adhered the whale image on top of the waves using foam tape.

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The sentiment I stamped onto black cardstock and glued it to the top of the card front.  I glued the card front to a white cardbase and added some clear dots to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

 

 

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05/18/2018

Fri 18

Butterfly Spectacle and Wrapped Stitch Rectangles by Jean Okimoto


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The Butterfly Spectacle joins a group of favorite dies on today's card - like butterflies prepping for a summer reunion.  I love how Memory Box dies can be mixed and mingled into endless combinations.  Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with another quick card for you.

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Cut natural cardstock with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut it with Butterfly Spectacle.  Cut the Bouquet handmade paper - from Birch Press Design - with three butterflies from the Butterfly Ensemble set.  It's such a pretty print, with so many options!

Cut the the matching antennae/center sections - from the Morning Garden Butterflies set - from gold glitter paper.  I've used just a tiny portion of the large (21-½" x 30" sheet!) gold glitter paper from Impress.  It supplies many, many of these delicate little pieces...and a lot more!

Attach the diecuts to an A-2 card of natural cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the Open Studio Garden Sketches Clear Stamp Set - on a scrap of natural cardstock with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Attach it with foam dots.

Add pale turquoise gem stickers.

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Experiment with the dies in your Memory Box collection.  You'll be amazed at how many different ways you can use them - as intended - or in creative, outside-the-box ways that Dave probably didn't expect.  That's what we'll be doing in our BEYOND THE BOX Memory Box class at Impress on May 28th.  Join us if you're in the Seattle area and have the day off for Memorial Day, or if you're visiting that weekend.   

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend and I'll see you again next week!

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