Valentine's Day may be over for the year, but that doesn't mean you must put away your "Valentine" stamps and dies! They can be great for weddings, anniversaries, or just an everyday "Wishing you a very happy day" card!
I simply gold heat embossed the beautiful large wirework heart onto 110 Lb. white cardstock, and die cut it. I prefer heavier cardstock when heat embossing, to cut down on any possible warping of the cardstock. Then I popped the heart up with foam tape over a 5.25" x 4" white cardstock panel that had the Heart Rays die cut into it and sentiment also gold heat embossed. The background panel was placed onto a gold metallic card base -- I love how the base peeks through the tiny die cut hearts!
I really like the simple elegance of this monochromatic gold metallic color scheme, but you could easily change up the colors of the cardstock and/or heat embossing (or stamp in a colored ink), to greatly change the feel of this card! What colors would you use? Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Sweet, simple and special...a Heart Gift Box filled with a Valentine treats! Hi - Jean Okimoto here - Valentine cards are already signed, sealed and on their way, so let's make some pretty treat boxes today.
Cut pink, red and flamingo cardstock with the Heart Gift Box die. It cuts, scores and adds a heart window in one quick step.
Cut screenprinted papers - like these from Shizen Design and available at Impress - with the 1.5" Circle Basics die. Round diecuts let you rotate the circle until you find the perfect combination of colors and patterns to fill the heart cutout. Attach the circle behind the cutout.
Fold the box on the pre-scored lines and attach the side tabs. Punch holes at the top, thread them with gold cord, and add the candy. Tie a knot and curl the cord with a bone folder or the side of that green plastic burnishing tool.
Heart-shaped favor boxes aren't just for February 14th...they're great for engagement parties, showers, weddings, Mother's Day brunch, or just to remind someone how special they are.
Thanks for stopping by - have fun making these sweet and simple treat boxes!
See you again next week...or at the CAKES, CANDLES AND BIRTHDAY WISHES afternoon class at Impress on February 10th.
Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a gorgeous wedding card. December weddings are just around the corner, so why not make something super special for the happy couple. This interlocking card is so unique and really easy to pull together.
Let me show you:
Start by trimming watercolor paper or heavy cardstock 5.50 x 12 inches.
Score at 1 5/8, 3 3/4, 8, 10 1/8
On the short ends, place the Fancy Bow Closer along the first scored line. (Bow section should be pointing towards the cardstock/watercolor paper edge).
NOTE: I used the tiny notch left behind from cutting the die apart as my guide for getting the bows to line up evenly. I placed the tiny notch at the top of my cardstock and secured the die with washi tape before die cutting.
This is an open view of my card before latching the two sides together.
I embellished my card front with Holly Bough stencil and Whipped Spackle, then flicked Delicata Golden Glitz ink.
I cut a second bow from Black cardstock, trimmed and adhered to card front.
Because this will be going to someone with a December wedding, I have used a tiny poinsettia on my tuxedo bow.
The embellies you could use here are endless.
Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament was die cut, eBrushed with a Copic marker, stacked and adhere to card front ONLY using glue on one side of the bow.
Sometimes you have to go back to your roots to make a CAS card. Do you remember when you first learned to emboss? Remember the magic? The moment when the powder heated and raised? It was amazing! It is what sucked many of us in to stamping.
Today's card is back to basics with gold embossing. I sponged the pattern lanthenay stencil with a versmark pad on my base card. I then heat embossed it in gold. I foam mounted the sentiment pice that I cut using the solid arch background die. Only I didn't cut it all the way through. I only cut it enough to create the curve panel that is so trendy these days.
We just attended Val and Tory's elegant garden wedding...and it reminded me of the delicate Love Script die from the Valentine Collection. It's perfect with the Delphinium and Stems dies - and a backdrop of gold-embossed Rings and Puddles. Jean Okimoto here - let's get started!
Kaleidacolor, Radiant Neons and Versamark inkpads are from Imagine Crafts.
Spritz watercolor paper lightly with water. Ink a 4" soft rubber brayer with Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolor, then spritz the brayer. Roll the inks onto the damp paper and let the colors blend for a few minutes. Heat-set the inks.
Stencil Delphinium with Radiant Neons Electric Purple and emboss it with Iridescent Powder. Stencil Stems with Memento Luxe Olive Grove and heat-set it. The stems are much shorter than they are on the stencil, but I wanted to capture the effect of the flowers against the watercolored background. Mask off some of the solid spots, then stencil Rings and Puddles with Versamark. Emboss it with detail gold powder.
Attach a 1/2" wide strip of Scor-tape horizontally down the center of gold mirror cardstock and diecut Love Script. Assemble the card and add iridescent lavender sequins.
Thanks for stopping by - scroll down a bit for another summer card...Simple, Tall and Skinny.
Looking for a quick, pretty - and impressive - party favor for a special brunch or celebration? Make Butterfly Favor Boxes and fill them with sweet treats, then make a quick Easter Card. Jean Okimoto here - with two Spring projects today.
Cut Butterfly Favor Boxes from Memory Box Dots Signature Prints.
Snip through each wing on the scorelines - halfway down from the top on one wing, and halfway up from the bottom on the other wing. Fold the box on the remaining scorelines. Begin assembling the box by attaching the side tab. Fold the bottom flaps towards the center and attach them with tape.
Fill the boxes. Here's a quick tip - after attaching tape between the "cover flaps," clamp them with tweezers to secure the tape. Next, partially (and carefully!) cross the two snipped wing centers and slot one into the other to close the box.
Use the Metal Adapter Plate and the other plates required for thin metal dies to cutter the delicate butterfly overlays. Cut the Swirl Butterfly and antennae from Violet, Juniper and Raspberry Cardstock. Cut the Vivienne Butterfly and antennae from Granny Smith and Mango Cardstock.
Attach the butterfly overlays and antennae to the boxes with 1/8" wide Scor-Tape - use a pin to push any excess tape behind the diecuts.
And - double-dipping now, here's an Easter card for you...
Screwpunch (chick's eye, backed with black cardstock)
Attach two of the punched eggs to the card then stencil Mesh over them for a bit of dimension.
Diecut Perched Reed Bird twice - from yellow felt and again from Jack O Lantern Cardstock. Snip off both tails and a tiny bit of the felt feet. Layer the felt bird (now a chick!) over the cardstock diecut, then snip off a tiny bit of the cardstock feet.
Big thanks to everyone from the Stencil It - Beyond the Basics class at Impress. Hope you enjoyed learning different ways to use your Memory Box designs.
Memory Box Dies and Designer Stencils make it quick and easy to create Easter and Spring projects. Please visit our Ideas Gallery for additional details and more Spring designs.
It is no secret that I LOVE Glitter....my Nonna didn't call me "Sparkle Farkle" as a child for no reason. So I decided to do a class focusing on Glitter as the main component in the cards. The Magnificent Cake die was just perfect for what I had in mind. I used white and silver microfine glitter and added a pearl and some irridescent gems. I hope you like the card and if you want to learn how to make it come to either one of the two Glitter Mania classes I am teaching at The Stamp Addict in San Diego on March 9th or 11th.
The other cards in the class will also be using Memory Box dies, so you know they will be fun!