5 posts categorized "Starfall"


Fri 08

Whimsical Watercoloring
by Lindsay


I am so excited about this week, because the fabulous new release is here! There are so many fun dies, and products to choose from, I personally can't chose a favorite. I also couldn't stop creating, hence my two cards today! 


For my first card, I took the lovely Starlit Breeze die, and ran it through twice on my card base. I set that aside, and worked on my watercolor piece. Once it was dry, I ran the Paintbrush Happy Die through, along with the Starlit Breeze die, saving the stars. I adhered a piece of typing paper to the back of my card front, which had a generous amount of tape runner on it, and began reinserting the stars, along with black card stock pieces that were also ran through with the die.


For the sentiment, I white heat embossed the birthday word from the Birthday Bunnies stamp set, onto black card stock, and trimmed it down to a little piece. I placed the Happy die over it, and adhered them both down to my card front.


For the next card, I took the amazing Drifting Butterfly Frame, and did a bit of slicing to it. First, though, I used my watercolors to create a blended backdrop for my butterflies to stand out against. While the watercolors were drying, I took the frame, and cut off the bottom portion, keeping one of the bigger ones for the bottom of the card.


I adhered the watercolor panel to a card base, and then the frame, added the sentiment (from Birthday Bunnies), and a few sequins. So, what are your favorites from the release? Leave a comment about what you like so far, and you could be the random winner for the Starlit Breeze die! Good luck, and thanks so much for joining me today!




Sat 20

Festive Holiday Tableware!

Hello all,

I hope this Christmas season is finding you all well and happy! I have really been enjoying getting ready for our son's 2nd Christmas but the first one where he will be able to open presents and really be an active participant of the festivities!

I have a few things to show you today, done by one of our fantastic instructors, Therese P. at our store The Stamp Addict in San Diego. She did these for her holiday tables and brought them into the store to show off and I just had to share them with you!


She made a little Candle light holder for part of her centerpiece using star dies for the cut outs and the Snowflake Favor Box die as a base....isn't she clever!


She also made a cute angel out of one of those boxes to put in her centerpiece as well and decorated the angels dress (box) with the Starfall stamp!


Then she made these name placeholders....just add a foldover name topper and some ribbon...and voila!


And these napkin holders...all using the box die as a base and poinsettia die for the topper with some ribbon to add some bling! Hint, to get the napkin through the box, she used an all over/repositionable circle punch on two of the sides of the box.


I love what she did with all of them...I know her Christmas table setting will look fabulous this year and I hope what I showed you inspires you to try a few ideas out for your next celebration too!

Merry Christmas!


Wed 05

Very Merry, Very Bright


Very Merry, Very Bright...and very late today!  I reorganized my desk and transferred my post dates to a new 14-month calendar and accidentally scheduled today's posts for November 12th.  Rather than try to whip up a quick card (I'm never good at that) - I decided to go for something more special.  Hope you like it!   Jean Okimoto here today - let's get started...


Memory Box Products

  • Starfall Stamp G2002
  • Merry and Bright Combo Stamp B2005 (there's a little star stamp on the side)
  • Parchment Notecard
  • Granny Smith Envelope    
  • Granny Smith and Key Lime Notecards (for diecutting)
  • Curled Ribbons Die 98936    
  • Cabrini Ornament Die 98926        
  • Cosmic Star Set Die 98464

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Craft Mat    
  • Fireworks Spritzes - Lilac Posies, Tangelo
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Gold    
  • VersaMark Inkpad    
  • Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme Inkpad

The Cabrini Ornament is diecut from watercolor paper spritzed with Lilac Posies, Tangelo and Gold. Dry the inks - then stamp Starfall with VersaMark and emboss it with detail gold powder.  


Cut the ornament again from gold mirror cardstock - and cut the two leaves from Granny Smith.  Place a few strips of Scor-Tape on the back of the diecut and attach the little pieces.  Push the excess tape (at the bottom of the ornament) back onto itself.  Attach the ornament and ribbon to the card.  Stamp the greeting and attach some Cosmic Stars.  Coordinate it with a Granny Smith Envelope for a bright pop of color in the mailbox...it's sure to be opened first!

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed supply lists and directions...and more holiday ideas.



Thanks for visiting...see you again in a few hours, with another post!




Wed 29

Sparkly Snowfall


Hi everyone! Welcome back to our collaboration with Imagine Crafts. I think most of you who have been following my postings for the last month or two have seen quite a variety of the Imagine Craft products in my posts.

Today's card is the last in my snowfall series featuring none other than the snowfall stamp. I stamped the snowfall with Memento summer sky ink. I free cut the snow drifts and sprayed them with frost shimmer spritz. I attached the drifts to the snowfall stamped image with foam tape. I added the embellishments of the wooden tree and the snow bling. The sentiment was stamped with memento LUXE teal zeal.


If you missed the previous snow fall posts, please check here and here. The variety of products from Imagine Crafts make each one of these cards unique and yet cohesive.


The variety of products from Imagine Crafts make each one of these cards unique and yet cohesive.

I hope you enjoyed this series using the snowfall and starfall stamps from Memory Box.




Sat 11

Golden Starfall


I am including starfall with this series because the stamp is similar to snowfall. If you missed the first installment, please check out this post.

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Do you see the falling images, you can see why I have used both these stamps in my series. Starfall just had to be done in gold and the best gold ink I own is the Delicata-Golden Glitz by Imagine Crafts. I stamped all the images with the gold ink and I fussy cut the forest pine.


The hill was free hand cut with scissors. I sprayed it with irRESISTible gold spray from imagine Crafts. I put it all together and you have a very CAS card that is merry and bright.


Stay tune for another installment of the "fall" series!