Sun 16

Rub Ons and Vellum
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I am back with another card featuring rub ons. This time I wanted to combine them with a tricky surface such as vellum. I wanted to end up with dragonfly wings that looked like printed vellum.

To make the card, I started with heavy weight vellum and drew a rough circle around my die. I wanted to know how much area needed to be covered with the rub ons:

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Next, I added my rub ons to the circle:

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I then die cut my wings. I had enough paper to cut out one large dragonfly and two small dragonflies:

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Because the vellum is translucent, you can change the color by changing the color underneath the vellum. In the next picture, I put my wings over white cardstock, and on the bottom, I put the wings over green cardstock:

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I chose the green for my project and then glued the vellum just in the center to adhere the top wing to the bottom. I wanted to make sure that I could pull the wings back so that you could see the vellum really well on the card. If I had glued the vellum the whole length to the underlayer wing, it would defeat the purpose of using vellum since it would end up looking like regular patterned paper. In the close up of the next photo, you can see the vellum wings pulled up over the bottom layers:

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I really liked the look of the vellum on the finished card. To complete the design, I cut out some leaves and and arch and then layered everything onto patterned paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

 

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Sat 15

Delicate Fuchsia Hummingbird Hello by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m sharing  a simple card today featuring the Delicate Fuchsia Trio and Hello Breezy Script dies from the current 2024 Fuchsia release.

All pieces were die cut from white cardstck and ink blended with dye inks using blending brushes.

flowers - pinks + purple wine 
leaves - greens
whites - grey
hummingbird - Wilted Violet + Blueprint Sketch distress inks 

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The Grand Madison window from Poppy Stamps was die cut three times to stack for dimension.  Ombré ink blended the lightest pink dye ink to back the window panes.  The sentiment was die cut from white and its shadow from black.  Assembled the card onto a white woodgrain panel, popping up the hummingbird with foam adhesive, to finish.

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And that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

 

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Fri 14

Blooming Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate a summer birthday with the Delicate Fuchsia Trio and a bit of plaid.  Add a gold foil greeting tab and Bright Jewels - and your card is ready to send or share.  Hi, Jean here with a floral slimline design from our 2024 Fuchsia Collection.

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Spritz both sides of watercolor paper with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss the smoother side with the new Delicate Fuchsia Trio - use the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Diecut a stencil of the design from cardstock.  Place the stencil over the embossed design and stencil the petals with varying shades of violet ink.  Distress Oxide wilted violet and Radiant Neon Electric Purple were used here.  Stenciling over the embossed image leaves a narrow border uninked and defines the layers when the fuchsia is assembled.

Remove the stencil and sponge or brush Brilliance Victorian Violet onto the stamens - and Distress Oxide mowed lawn onto the remaining pieces.

Heat-set the inks.  Diecut all of the pieces.  Assemble the blossoms - refer to the envelope's illustration or scan the QR code for layering details.  Or mix and match the pieces like I did!

Cut the purple/violet/green Fuchsia Plaid with a portion of the 1-⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the lavender 6x6 from the Lagoon Collection with the ⅞" wide die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the leaf tips.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab - use foam tape for the right side.

Add purple Bright Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Hope you're enjoying our Design Team's 2024 Fuchsia Collection ideas and inspiration.  Have a great weekend!

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Thu 13

Thank You Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card is quick and easy which uses new products from the 2024 Fuchsia release.

I began by ink blending on a white cardstock panel, using Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.  I spattered the panel with plain water and gold ink.

I used the shadow die from the "Thank You Breezy Script" die set, and die cut it in the middle of the inked panel.  Next, I die cut the Pinpoint Leaf Plate on a larger white cardstock panel, and used foam tape to adhere the inked background to it.

The words "Thank You" were die cut from gold metallic cardstock and glued to the card in the center of the shadow die cut.

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The butterfly was die cut from white cardstock and inked with Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron Distress inks.  The body was inked with a black marker.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

I added some clear fairy drops to add a little shine to the card.

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That's it for today!  I hope you have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

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Wed 12

A Buzzing Bumblebees Experiment with the Little Fuchsia Flower Trio and Branch
by Anne Thompson

For today's card I wanted to use the BUZZING BUMBLEBEES 94794 and I wanted them to have clear wings.  Hence this experiment:

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to make this card

  • I started with my bumblebee experiment.  I die cut the bees twice from white card stock and once from the clear acetate packaging material--had to run it through the die cutting machine several times with an extra layer of card stock on top of the die.
  • I colored the white whole body /wing black and snipped off the wing--I could have skipped the coloring if I had cut this set of bees from black card stock. 
  • I colored the topper body with yellow and black stripes and adhered that on top of the black one.
  • I then used a glue dot to attach the double-layered body to the clear acetate one.
  • Voila!  Clear Wings!

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  • Next I die cut the Little Fuchsia Flower Trio and Branch from one of the green plaids and one of the pink plaids.
  • I used a glue pen to assemble the flowers.

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  • To assemble the card I added another plaid trimmed 4 X 5 1/4 to the front of a top-fold note card.
  • I used a glue pen to attach the branch near the center of the card.
  • I then placed the three flowers along the underside of the branch and added the two extra leaves.
  • Finally I used Glue Dots to place the five bees I'd assembled in various spots on the card front.

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I love those clear little wings!  Come back next week to see what I do with butterflies!  And follow the blog every day for inspiration from members of the Design Team and suggestions for how to use the materials from the 2024 Fuchsia Collection.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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Tue 11

Cottage Meadow Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Laura's beautiful Cottage Meadow Rub On card was the inspiration for today's project - love the pretty colors on her kraft background!  These new rub-ons are perfect for cards of all sizes with bright colors and happy flowers for any occasion.  Hi, Jean here with a floral circles to celebrate a special birthday.

Cut the wreath and smaller floral clusters from the new Cottage Meadow Rub Ons.  Carefully remove the paper backing and tap them onto white cardstock  - don't remove the clear top liner yet.  Cover them with printer paper if your cutting plate is scratched or not super-clean -  then cut the cardstock with the 3-¼" and 1-½" Circle Basics Dies.  Carefully remove the top liner.  Cut semi-circles of the dark bright orange Sunrise 6x6 and attach them behind the rub-on circles for color accents and dimension.

Cut the small butterfly wings of the new Canyon Butterflies set from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut the center section from the chartreuse Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.  Attach it to the background.

Cut white cardstock to 4-½" x 10-¼".  Score it at 4".  Attach the circles.

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Prep the fun new Happy Birthday Breezy Script die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper for an easy release.  Diecut the greeting from a orange Sunrise Collection 6x6 - leave the dot for the letter i in the die until you're ready to attach it.  Attach the greeting.

Add orange Bright Jewels.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Cottage Meadow Rub Ons are great for quick cards.  The set of sheets also includes a wood craft stick to burnish the designs - but I use my diecut machine for quick, smooth results.

Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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Mon 10

Playing with Rub Ons
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I hope everyone had a great weekend. One of the items in the latest Memory Box release is a set of Rub-Ons called "Cottage Meadow." I was excited to play with them in a couple of different ways. On the card I am sharing today, I paired them with a kraft notecard. Sometimes when I use kraft as a base, the colors I layer don't show up as well as I would like. This isn't a problem with rub ons! The color shows up great, and you don't even notice the edges of the rub ons that surround the flowers and leaves.  Here is a close up of the look:

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To make the card, I cut out the rub on pieces I wanted to use and played around a bit with where I wanted them all placed. I then adhered all the pieces using the stick that comes with the rub ons. Make sure you gently peel back the backing piece so that you can rub the piece again if there are spots that aren't sticking.

To finish the card, I added some pink paper from the Blush paper pack and added one of the new sentiments in white cardstock.

As I said, rub ons show up great on darker cardstocks such as kraft, gray or black. They also make cardmaking easier by adhering to unusual surfaces. In my next blog post, I will show you how well they work with vellum.

Rub ons definitely make for a quick and easy card. Hint- don't forget to add some to your envelope for a coordinated look.

Thanks for visiting today!

Laurasignature

 

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Sun 09

Hello with Delicate Fuchsia Trio
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a card featuring goodies from the brand new Fuchsia Release.  For my card I used the new Delicate Fuchsia 94784 die for my focal point.  I also used the new "Hello Breezy Script" die 94781 for the sentiment.  Both papers the plaid and floral are from two brand new paper packs, "Brilliant Fuchsia" PP1030 and "Fuchsia Plaid" PP1029.  I cut those papers and some "White Woodgrain Paper" SH44001 with the "A2 Rectangle Frames" dies set 94672.  Here's another look:

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The floral die was cut from white card stock and then colored with a variety of markers, alcohol, watercolor and colored pencils before assembling the pieces together.  One thing I love about Memory Box dies is that the photo on the front of the package is "to size" meaning you can lay the pieces of the die right on top of the photo to make sure you are putting them together correctly!  The thin part of the "Hello" die was colored with the same colors from the flowers.

I finished the card with a few clear jewels on the card front.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  I had so much fun creating with the newest release!  Check it out and be sure to come back every day for more inspiration from the design team.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Sat 08

Hello Fuchsia Window Box Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have another card with the window box using the new Fuchsia release.  There are some beautiful fuchsia dies along with bugs, bees, and butterflies.  I love the bees and had included them in my scene.

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Fuchsia and Leaves:

Die cut the Delicate Fuchsia Trio and Vibrant Leaf Corner die sets from white card stock.  Ink blend using the envelope image as a guide.  I used Distress Oxide following colors,  Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Villainous Potion, Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, and Pine Needles.  I do have new small sized blending brushes that are at an angle that helps with the ink blending in the small spaces.  I then shaped the follow pieces using a small and extra large ball stylist on a foam pad. Adhere together using the image on the envelope.

Bees:

Die cut the Buzzing Bumblebees from heavy white card stock. Ink blend with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw.  Add the black with a fine tip black marker.  Adhere together using the image on the envelope.

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Window Box:

Trim heavy weight dark purple card stock to  7" x 5 3/4".  Score at 1/4" around each side then at 3/4".  Fold on all score lines.  This will create a box in the corner.  Trim the corners with scissors.  Die cut the front center using the largest die from Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out.  Adhere a piece of acetate trim just slightly smaller then A2 to the inside of the frame.  Adhere 2  colored Vibrant Leaf Corner die cuts to the back of the frame. 

Assembly:

Trim a piece of light green Brilliant Fuchsia pattern paper to A2.  Adhere the Delicate Fuchsia Trio die cuts along with the loose die cuts from the Vibrant Leaf Corner.  Adhere 1 bee on top of the center flower and 1 other flying up to the flowers.  Adhere the Window Box using the 1/4" folded edge to the backside of the pattern paper.   Adhere to a top folding A2 size white card.  Adhere a white Yellow Breezy Script sentiment die in the lower right hand corner on top of the acetate. 

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Fri 07

Breezy, Lavish Slimline Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Lavish Fuchsia Stems, Thank You Breezy Script and Brilliant Fuchsia 6x6 prints create a white + bright slimline.  A slimline card gives this bold design trio lots of space for layering.   Hi, Jean here with a mix of green and peach tones highlighting our latest release - the 2024 Fuchsia Collection.

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Spritz the pale peach Blush Collection 6x6 with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss it with the floral portion of the Lavish Fuchsia Stem set using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.   Lightly ink the top petal layers and the bud with Electric Coral Radiant Neon.  Diecut it.  Cut the foliage and stamens from a bright green 6x6 in the Greenery Collection.  Assemble the blossoms and bud.

Cover the medium-green Greenery 6x6 with ScorTape.  Cut it with the Thank You Breezy Script Background.  Cut the bright green 6x6 with the detailed top layer of the greeting - leave the diecut in the die.  Remove the little pieces.   Press the detailed layer firmly onto the adhesive-covered background, then remove it from the die.  Cover the exposed adhesive with detail clear embossing powder. Heat-emboss it - it'll be secure and perfectly-centered, with a glossy background.

Cut the medium-green 6x6 with a portion of the 1-⅛" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the green seedpod print from the Brilliant Fuchsia 6x6 with a portion of the 1-⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the bud and large leaves.  Add lime green Bright Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Hope you're enjoying the 2024 Fuchsia Collection designs from our team.  Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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