Sat 28

Cuppa Love Stack
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have this super easy rainbow card to share today featuring the Cuppa Love die from the current 2023 Valentines collection.

Started by picking out a light and darker color paper of each color hue.  The outline/handle was die cut from the light color paper white the cup was die cut from the darker one.  Unwanted parts were cut off before stacking the cups in rainbow order.

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Glued the cup stack onto an A2 size white woodgrain panel.  Die cut the sentiment twice from white paper and mounted them onto its black shadow piece.  Die cut the heart from white cardstock and adhered to the cup to finish.

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Did I mention how super easy this was? 😂  That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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Fri 27

Variable-Sizing with Memory Box Dies by Jean Okimoto

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Large detailed dies are versatile, practical and great for creating custom-sized diecuts for your projects.  Use the Basic series of dies - Square, Rectangle, Circle or Slim Rectangles - to trim large designs or spotlight specific portions of the design.

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Examples - Pinpoint Burst Plate is a full A2-sized die that's perfect for trimming into with the Rectangle Basics dies.  The new Pinpoint Burst Heart can be trimmed with the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies shown here - or with Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies.

Cut white cardstock with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  Place the rectangle exactly where you want it on the Pinpoint Burst Plate (the diecut piece will be a reverse-image) and cut it.

Cut white cardstock with the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die - save both the diecut and the offcut - they'll be the background for the pink heart.

Cut a dark pink 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die. Place the heart on the Pinpoint Burst Heart and cut it to add the details.

Cut the smallest heart from a medium pink sheet in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Cut the overlay of the Hugs Daily Script from the glittered sheet too.  Cut two white backgrounds of the Hugs Daily Script.  Glue them together for dimension, then pressure-emboss them with the overlay die.  Pressure-embossing the background makes it easy to attach the top layer - just glue it into the debossed sections.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (6-¼" x 4-½").  Attach the pale pink-ish Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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Thu 26

Purple Heart Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple card design featuring the Blissful Heart foil plate.

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Foiled Heart:

Heat foil with rose gold foil and the Blissful Heart Hot Foil plate on a light purple paper from Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the heart using the largest die from the Double Stitch Loving Heart die cut set.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom die Happy birthday Pash Scrip die set from a dark purple from the Twilight Purple pad 3x and adhere together.  Die cut the top die from a light purple form the same pad 2 times and adhere together.  Adhere to top die cuts to the bottom together.

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Assembly:

Cut the same dark purple paper as the bottom sentiment paper to A2 panel size.  Adhere to a A2 side folded card.  Adhere the heat to the front panel. Die cut the Fresh Foliage die from vellum. Adhere to the back of the sentiment arranging the leaves around the works.  then adhere to the center of the heart.  

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Thu 26

Purple Heart Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple card design featuring the Blissful Heart foil plate.

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Foiled Heart:

Heat foil with rose gold foil and the Blissful Heart Hot Foil plate on a light purple paper from Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the heart using the largest die from the Double Stitch Loving Heart die cut set.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom die Happy birthday Pash Scrip die set from a dark purple from the Twilight Purple pad 3x and adhere together.  Die cut the top die from a light purple form the same pad 2 times and adhere together.  Adhere to top die cuts to the bottom together.

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Assembly:

Cut the same dark purple paper as the bottom sentiment paper to A2 panel size.  Adhere to a A2 side folded card.  Adhere the heat to the front panel. Die cut the Fresh Foliage die from vellum. Adhere to the back of the sentiment arranging the leaves around the works.  then adhere to the center of the heart.  

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Wed 25

Hugs and Kisses
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have another Valentine's Day card for you featuring products from the 2023 Valentine's Day release.

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I did a faux letterpress technique using the Blissful Heart Hot Foil die.  This is a good example of using dies other than what they were intended for.

To do this technique I used a brayer to apply Red Archival ink to the die and placed a piece of watercolor paper on top of the die.  Next, I ran this through my die cutting machine following the instructions for embossing.

 

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I used one of the hearts from the Double Stitch Loving Heart die set to die cut the letterpress heart.  

I die cut the Pinpoint Leaf Plate on a white cardstock panel and adhered it to a red cardstock mat.  This was glued to a white note card.

To create the strip behind the heart, I applied double stick to a white cardstock strip of paper and glued strips of cardstock to it.  This is a great way to use scraps of cardstock.  I glued this to the center of the card and used foam tape to adhere the letterpress heart to the card.

Next, I white heat embossed the words Hugs and Kisses to a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to the center of the heart.

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To finish the card I added some Clear Fairy Drops and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Tue 24

Watercolored Heart Ring Stack by Jean Okimoto

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Send heartfelt greetings with a row of ink-blended, watercolored, gold-spritzed hearts - and a pop of glitter.  Contrast it with a simple matte greeting that's just half of the great new Sending Love Daily Script die set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another favorite die from our Valentine '23 Collection.

Blend Distress Oxides on watercolor paper.  Colors used here are dried marigold, kitsch flamingo and picked raspberry.  They don't capitalize the names so I just go along with that!  Use a large round paintbrush to add splotches of water to the different colors.  Let the colors begin to blend for a few minutes then heat-set it.  Spritz it with Imagines Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Splatter it with a few drops of the spritz too.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set everything.

Cut it with the 1-⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the short ends so it's about 6" wide. 

Cut white cardstock with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the short ends so it's about 5-½" wide.  Cut it with Heart Ring Stack.

Attach the Heart Ring Stack and the offcut to the watercolored strip - offset the rings for dimension.  

Cut the love background portion from the Sending Love Daily Script from a dark pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the love overlay from a pink 6x6 in the Vibrant Violet Collection.

 

Cut the light coppery 6x6 from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad with the 5th heart portion of the Heart Ring Stack die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add light gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Heart Ring Stack is perfectly-sized for different card formats.  Add it to your next slimline, mini-slimline, A6 or A7 designs for a unique, classic design that's not too wonky...or too traditional.  

Thanks for visiting!

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Mon 23

Sweets Packages for My Sweeties
by Anne Thompson

Here are simple little packets to hold sweets for your sweeties.

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  • I actually made quite a few of these over the weekend using up more of the Jolly Christmas 6X6 papers.

This is the way I assembled them.

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  • Trim your paper to 3" X 4 1/2".  You'll need two of these.
  • Score both pieces at 4".
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  • Add a piece of double-sided tape (I used Scor-Tape) on the back side of one of the folds.
  • Add the other scored piece on top, matching the inside and outside plaids.  This forms the base of the packet so it will stand up.
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  • Add a strip of a coordinating paper to the center front.
  • Punch a hole on either side of that strip near the top of the packet.  You will add baker's twine (or another kind of ribbon, twine, etc.) to close the packet once you've added the sweets.

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  • I used large Glue Dots to secure the chocolate squares inside the packet, attaching one to each inside strip.  

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  • I decorated this packet simply, adding small white pearls to the flower centers and larger red Fairy Dewdrops over the berries printed on the paper, and tied the packet closed with baker's twine.

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  • For this packet I die cut three of the SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94364  from white card stock.  I used the heart centers by gluing the largest one to the front center strip and then adding the others with foam dimensional dots between each one.
  • I used baker's twine to tie the packet closed.

For a quicker assembly, use 8 1/2" X 11" card stock.  I prepared these for my valentines class at the senior center.

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  • Cut your card stock strips 3" X 8 1/2".
  • Score at 3 7/8" and 4 5/8".
  • Add decorative papers and embellishments to the front, add your sweets to the inside, punch two holes at the top through all the layers, and tie the packets closed.

You might need to adjust the size of your strips (width, length) depending on what kind of sweets you want to tuck inside...peanut butter cups, needhams, small candy bars, bags of sweets.  

And for decorating them--any of the hearts and floral dies and the valentine words dies from Memory Box!  Mix it up even more and add vintage valentine images, paper clips, buttons, ribbons, etc. 

Happy Crafting!

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Sat 21

Love You on Valentine's Day
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with another Valentine card to inspire you using brand new and previously released dies together.  Here's a closer look at my card:
 

The background was made with the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate dies 94381 on white card.  The heart was cut with the brand new Pinpoint Burst Heart Die 94639 topped with the sentiment die Love You Gallery Script Die 94636.  The hearts for the sentiment were cut from the Delicate Pastel Glitter paper pad.  Here's a closer look at the hearts.

 
The floral pieces cut with the Luxe Peony Dies set 94714 from different shade of grays using the Earth Tones 6X6 paper pad.
Here's one last look at my card:



I just love all the pinpoint dots on this card combined with the pink glitter hearts!  
 
If you are interested in links to any of the products I used please see my Instagram post here.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Fri 20

Layered Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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A combination of layered hearts from Memory Box and Poppystamps creates a simple card for Valentine's Day.  It's a basic design that works in your favorite shades of red, pink or violet.  Add a dark chocolate background and a layered greeting.  Hello,         Jean Okimoto here with a quick and easy design that's easy to diecut and quick to assemble.

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Cut dark brown cardstock with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut the dark pink glittered 6x6 from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the smallest heart die.

Cut a  dark violet 6x6 from the Vibrant Violet Collection with the second-largest heart die from the set too. Place the diecut in the Pinpoint Heart Burst die and cut it again to trim it and add the pinpoint details.  The versatile Pinpoint Heart Burst has a large format that's great as-is - it's also perfect for diecutting with smaller heart dies.

Cut the dark violet cardstock with the scallopped die from the Poppystamps Vintage Scalloped Heart set.  

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Layer the hearts - use double-stick tape at the bottoms and foam tape near the edges of the top half of the hearts.

Cut the background of the For You Posh Script set from the dark violet 6x6.  Cut the detailed overlay from white cardstock.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add the brown Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press have versatile collections of heart dies to mix and match to celebrate Valentine's Day, engagements, weddings and anniversaries.  They're great for friendship cards too!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm, create cards and have a wonderful weekend!

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Thu 19

Trifold Valentines Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a trifold Globe shape Valentines card featuring the Pinpoint Burst heart die.  Did you know you can heat foil any dies!  The fold will stick where the metal touches the paper.  Memory Box has a lot of different dies that cut or emboss on the paper.  Look through your stash and see what you can heat foil.  Just follow the same instructions as regular folding. 

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Card base:

Die cut the largest die from the Nested Globe die set 5 times from heavy weight card stock. For the windows take 1 Globe die cut and die cut the 4th largest die in the center.  Remove the center, leaving the die in place.  Take the next Globe die cut and temporary tape it to the front panel die cut.  Repeat the process for the next 2 die cut.  Leaving 1 die cut as is. for the back panel.  Next stencil the window panels with the Leafy Row stencil and Fresh Ink Pink Lemonade ink.  I used a stencil blending brush heavy for the leafs and then remove the stencil.  Lightly blend with the same ink over all the panels, including the back panel. .  To create a hinge for the panels cut 2 strips of white card stock to 3" x 1/2".  Next score down the center at 1/4". 

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Window centers:

Die cut the Willow Globe from a light pink paper from the Berry Red pad and from vellum.  Glue together along the outside rim.  Do NOT glue the leaves together.  Die cut the Heart Streamer Globe die set from a red paper from Berry Red pad.  Die cut the heart dies from the Heart Streamer Globe die set from a shiny gold paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Glue the hearts to the streamers, front and back.  

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Foiled Heart:

Gold heat foil the Pinpoint Burst Heart from a dark red paper from the Berry Red pad. secure the die to the foil and paper.It is the same process as you would a normal foil plate.  I used a Gemini Jr foil machine and it has a heat and cut plate option.  If your foil machine does not just heat foil the heart first then run through as a regular die cut.

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Sentiment:

Stamp Happy Valentine's Day from the Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set .on white card stock using Fresh Ink Tomato Red. Trim down to small strips.

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Assembly:

Take 2 window panels for the front and glue in the Willow Globe die cuts into the backside of the window.  Take 1 of the hinges and add glue to 1 side of the score line and place on the left side of  inside of the back window panel for the front..  Make sure the hinge faces down with the hinge folding towards the back.  Glue on the top of the window panel.  Repeat this process for the inner fold window panel but put the hinge on the left side of the panel.  One the back full panel adhere the foiled heart.  Adhere Happy to top of the heart and Valentine's Day to the bottom.  Adhere the inside panel first to the left side of the back of the base panel, lining up the bottoms. Let glue dry and then fold the panel open and closed a few times.  Glue the front panel hinge to the left side, back of the back panel.  Let glue dry and open and close a few times.  

 

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Wed 18

Luxe Peony Heart
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Taking a break from pinks / purples / Valentine to create a simple hello card featuring the beautiful Luxe Peony die from the current 2023 Valentine’s collection.  The color may or may not have been influenced by blue Monday two days ago. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

The peony layers and leaves were die cut from white cardstock.  The petal layers were ink blended with light blue dye ink using a finger blending brush, while the leaves were colored with FB2 Copic Sketch marker.  The ink blending ended up being too faint, so used light blue Copic Sketch markers to give it more contrast.  Glued the peony layers together, then spritz with a shimmer spray for some sparkle (couldn’t capture it in the photos).

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A heart aperture was then die cut from white woodgrain paper with the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Die cut the sentiment from black and white cardstock, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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

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