I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the weather, where ever you may be! I have a clean and simple floral card to share with you today, that uses several die sets, and is very simple to put together.
I started with a white card base, cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I then took two thin strips of masking tape, and adhered them to the left hand corner of the card front, before sponging in light yellow ink. Once that was done, I die cut the Magnificent Mum Bouquet out of green card stock. I also cut out three matching flowers from the Magnificent Mum Floral Blooms. I adhered the blooms over the green flowers with adhesive, and attached the die cut to my card base.
I used black card stock, and the Thank You Manuscript die to create a contrasting sentiment, and finished the card with a few clear drops, and glitter on the flowers.
I hope you were inspired to create with your floral dies, and colorful card stocks! Have a great day!
Happy Tuesday, everyone! I have a super simple Thank You card to share today.
I started off with a top folding A2 white card base. I cut another piece of white card stock to 5" x 3.75" and sponged Peeled Paint Distress Ink through the Garden Peony Blossoms stencil. That stencil is one of my favorites.
I cut three of the fifth largest frames from the Scallop Stitch Fancy Frames Set and adhered them one on top of the other. By the way, I think this frame set is a must have! I cut two of the Sprouting Vines and adhered them to the top back of the frame, cutting off the excess at the top. I then adhered the adorned frame to the stenciled piece, offsetting it to the left just a bit.
I stamped the "Thank You" portion of the "Thank You Kindly" sentiment from the Watching the World Bloom clear stamp set. I always try to remember to stamp the sentiment before I add the mounting tape and adhere it. I don't know about you, but I've made the mistake of trying to stamp it afterwards, and it's not pretty!
I die cut the smallest butterfly from the Potenza Butterfly Trio using yellow card stock, and adhered it to the bottom right corner. To finish the card, I added some yellow pearls to the vines and here and there, and put one big one on the butterfly center. This was a very easy card to make. The sentiment could be changed to go with almost any occasion.
Have a wonderful week, and thanks for taking the time to visit!
Create a colorful thank you with the new Montpellier Butterfly on a watercolored card - it's sure to be noticed, and appreciated! Hello - Jean Okimoto here - sharing a quick design that's also perfect for birthdays, congrats and thinking-of-you cards too.
Paint watercolor paper with diluted Kaleidacolor dye ink refills and heat-set it. Flick a few water droplets onto the dried paper. Let it air-dry, then cut it with the 3-¼" Square Basics die.
Cut Montpellier Butterfly from watercolor paper. Remove the bottom flower and leaflet to create a new look. It's such a versatile die - great as designed, or using just the top three or bottom three flowers with the beautiful butterfly.
Cut a coordinating turquoise vellum butterfly from the Butterfly Ensemble set. Cut the center portion from gold mirror cardstock using the Morning Garden Butterflies die.
Stamp the greeting - from the Watching the World Bloom stamp set - on a scrap of watercolored paper with VersaMagic Turquoise Gem. Dry the ink, then trim it with the 2" x ¾" Rectangle Basics die.
Attach everything to a top-folded smooth white 5-½" square card. Add gold gem stickers.
Watercolors and butterflies are meant for each other. Our collection includes butterflies in all shapes and sizes, perfect for any occasion. Paint a dreamy, colorful background then layer it with your favorite Memory Box butterfly or butterflies for a card that's sure to be appreciated and admired.
I hope you are enjoying this week on the blog! There are so many fun and creative dies from this release, and fabulous projects, too! I used quite a few for my card today, so let's get started!
I started with a panel of Teal card stock, and ran it through my die cut machine using the Underwater Collage die. I then took the panel and splattered white paint onto it. As that dried, I began die cutting all of my elements.
Using the Delicate Sea Fan die, I cut two different coral colors, and adhered those to my card base. I then cut out a few Seaweed Stalks in yellow, and orange, and adhered those also. When the panel had dried, I adhered it to my card base using foam adhesive, and finished with a couple of green Seaweed Ribbons, adhered on top of the panel.
Taking Thank You Manuscript die, I die cut it multiple times from black card stock, and adhered them together with liquid glue. I adhered the sentiment to the card, and added Glossy Accents to make them shine!
I hope you've enjoyed, and took away a few ideas on how to use these super fun ocean themed dies! Have a great day!
Wondering what the other designs from the Morning Garden Butterflies look like? Here they are - with their matching Butterfly Ensemble backgrounds. Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with more butterflies from my stash of Kaleidacolor-ed watercolor papers.
I like being able to really, really use my all of my supplies and help you do the same. Let's see what we can do with the three other butterflies (six in total) from these two great die sets.
Cut the three Butterfly Ensemble backgrounds from watercolored paper. Cut the detailed matching Morning Garden Butterflies overlays from white cardstock. Cut the antennae from the Morning Garden set from aqua glittered cardstock. Assemble the butterflies - attach the overlay just along the center so they'll lift and flutter upwards.
Cut a 2-½" square of watercolored paper with the Square Basics die.
If your cardstock is heavily-textured, place a side-folded 5-½" x 4-⅛" card between two sheets of printer paper and run it through your diecut machine with the cutting plates to smooth it out a bit for stamping. The card is a bit shorter than the usual 4-¼" to let the butterfly's wing extend beyond the edge - but have the card fit into a standard A-2 envelope. Details, details!
Stamp the greeting - from the Watching the World Bloom set with Imagine Crafts Lilac Posies Memento Luxe. Emboss it with detail clear powder.
Assemble the card and add medium and small clear iridescent sequins.
Love butterflies - but just can't decide which Memory Box butterflies to buy? The Morning Garden Butterflies and Butterfly Ensemble sets are the perfect choice. Mix, match and layer these great designs for beautiful cards for any occasion!
Save the date - Saturday, February 25th is Memory Box Catalog Day at Impress! New catalogs are arriving and will be free with your Memory Box purchase while supplies last. Enjoy 10% off all Memory Box and Poppystamps dies too!
Thanks for visiting. See you again next week - or at the HEY THANKS class at Impress on Saturday March 4th.
It's a very Proper Umbrella kind of day here in Seattle...let's pretty it up with flowers from So Many Things to Love! Hi there, Jean Okimoto here, with a bit of rainy day inspiration.
Our newest umbrella die is quickly becoming another favorite - it's classic, versatile and great for watercoloring. Imagine Crafts Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor's turquoise, blues and purples were perfect for a winter rainstorm card.
Kaleidacolor Inkpads have a special locking mechanism to keep the colors separated while in storage. You'd normally slide the colors together for stamping - but keep them apart for today's card. Just press a large acrylic block across the inkpad to transfer the inks. Paint the smoother side of watercolor paper with Blue Breeze. Heat-set the inks with a dry iron on the cotton setting.
Stamp the flowered hearts from So Many Things to Love onto the watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black and heat-set it. Diecut three umbrella - just the tops. Paint a few of the flowers with colors from the Blue Breeze inkpad.
Diecut three whole umbrellas from gray cardstock. Attach the stamped umbrella tops over the gray umbrellas.
Stamp the greeting - from Watching the World Bloom - with the 4th color on the Blue Breeze inkpad.
Cut white cardstock with the 2-¼" x 3-½" Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die - leave both pieces in the die. Attach narrow strips of Scor-Tape along the edges. Flip the diecuts (still in the die) over onto a Violet Notecard and press them firmly onto the notecard.
Diecut the greeting with the smallest die and attach it using the same process.
Attach the umbrellas - use foam dots for the top and bottom umbrellas. Add purple and tiny clear sequins.
Venture outside the box when you're designing cards. There are so many ways to use the great dies and stamps from the Memory Box collection. Hope I can inspire you to look at your supplies in new and different ways!
Thanks for stopping by...see you again on Saturday.
At Thanksgiving, I usually send out thank you notes to friends and relatives, sort of "thank you for being you" cards. I made three cards to share in this post. Here are the materials I used for the first two cards:
I began with the DRIFTING OAK LEAVES cling stamp CS2217J stamped on white cardstock with Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink for the background, cut and mounted on a Vanilla Bean notecard. I added a bouquet of oak leaves using the LOVELY OAK stencil 88607--I inked several leaves with Hero Arts Cup O' Joe and Butter Bar inks and then fussy-cut them out. And I used two of the thank yous from the THANK YOU die set.
For the third card, I stenciled the Lovely Oak on white cardstock again using the Hero Arts Cup O' Joe and Butter Bar inks, stenciling extra leaves to cut out for an oak leaf bouquet.
Oak leaf bouquet, popped up with dimensional foam dots:
The last thing I added to each card was a twine bow (and a few sequins on the first two). These were fun cards to make combining a stamp, dies, and a stencil.
Welcome to our BLOG BLITZ!!! All week we'll be showcasing the newest of the new products from Memory Box. And there will be prizes to win by leaving comments on each blog post. Yahoo!!
For this post I chose the GRACEFUL CATTAILS die 99574 and partnered it with "THANK YOU" from the THANK YOU set of 6 dies number 30084.
I cut both the Graceful Cattails and the Thank You in the front of a Vanilla Bean notecard. I backed the cattails with a scrap of "vintage" Memory Box Halloween paper. (I can't believe this is the last piece I have in my stash!) I cut the cattails again in gold cardstock and layered in just the moon pieces. I backed the Thank You with more of the gold paper and added in the tiny pieces for the centers of the A and the O.
And because you know I never post just one card, I made a second thank you card that features the GRACEFUL STAG COLLAGE die 99604. (Be sure to read Laura's post from this morning which also features this die--a comment on her post and you might win the Graceful Stag Collage!) I cut the Graceful Stag Collage from black cardstock and mounted it to the front of the white notecard. I then cut the Thank You into the card front and backed it with black cardstock, adding the white pieces for the centers of the A and O.
These are the perfect cards for outdoorsy folks, guys or gals!!! Be sure to leave me a comment for your chance to win the GRACEFUL CATTAILS die! You will have until 11:00 PM on Sunday the 25th. Winners chosen from comments on each post will be announced on the blog on Monday the 26th. And be sure to check back each day, twice a day, for more projects from this latest Memory Box release!
Good Morning everyone! Sherry here with a Thank You card that would also work for any all occasion card. I had no idea what my card would end up like, but I wanted to do something using the Chrysanthemum Collage as a stencil. I cut the die and stenciled VersaMark Ink through a section of it onto a light gray card stock.
I embossed the images with white embossing powder, then sponged Hickory Smoke distress ink on the background. This was easy to do since the embossed areas acted as a resist. I sponged Spun Sugar distress ink in the flower centers. And then I didn't know what to do with it!! As I continued to experiment, I cut a couple of circle dies from the Studio Circle Layers, and ended up turning one of them into a vase by cutting a flat top and a narrower flat bottom. I decided to use the Bamboo Shoots and the Wild Prairie Stems to fill the vase, gong with a black, gray and pink color scheme. I know, not very realistic, but that's why card making is so much fun! I cut the Bamboo Shoots from gray card stock and the Tall Bamboo from black card stock. The prairie stems were cut from white card stock and I sponged them with Spun Sugar.
I cut a piece of the same gray card stock to 4" x 5.5" and very lightly sponged Hickory Smoke through the Chicken Wire stencil. I then splattered Black Soot onto the background before adhering it to a black card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Hope and Thanks clear stamp set. To give the shoots some dimension, I shaped them with a stylus. I glued the black shoots directly to the card front, and adhered the gray shoots and pink stems to the back of the vase. I then added the assemblage to the card front with foam tape. And that completed the card! Pretty simple once it all came together.
Enjoy your weekend, and thanks as always for stopping by!