Wed 18

Lavender Field Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a birthday card using the New Sunburst hot foil plate and Lavender Bouquet to create this beautiful field of lavender with golden sun.  I can imagine laying under the sun and taking a nap in the lavender field.  

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Sunburst:

Cut white card stock to 5"x5" square.  Position gold foil and Sunburst hot foil plate in the upper right hand corner of the paper.  Heat and run through your die cutting machine per their instruction.  I use Gemini Junior system and followed their instructions for foil plates and it turned out on the first run.  Ink blend Distress Broken China from the bottom left corner up over to the upper right hand corner.  Do not ink blend in the center of the sun. Ink blend the sun with Distress Squeezed Lemonade.  Ink blend the bottom left corner with Distress Twisted Citron keeping to the edges to create look of green steams.  

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Lavender Field:

Die cut all the Lavender Bouquet dies from fun foam.  Add some double sided tape to stamp block and position the fun foam die cuts on the tape.  Ink up with Distress Dusty Concord on the flower and Lucky Clover on the stem.  Randomly stamp first through 3 generation on the ink blended background.  Having taller lavender in the left corer and shorter toward the right corner.  Die cut the Lavender Bouquet from a mid green Lush Green paper pad, 2 times.  Die cut just the flower of the Lavender Bouquet from a dark and medium purple from the Twilight Purple paper pad, 2 times.  Trim off any of the stem that is left and glue on the matching green die cuts.  Adhere on top of the stamped background randomly mixing the light and dark lavender flowers.  

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Butterflies:

Heat foil the Intricate Mini Butterflies from the same gold foil and medium tone Twilight Purple paper. Only foil first then run through the die cut machine again for die cutting.  Use temporary tape to secure the foil and paper securely to the paper so the die does not move.  Form the wings with your fingers to pop them up.

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Sentiment:

Hot foil the Birthday Wishes plate with gold and the midtone Twilight Purple paper.  After foiling use the cutting die to die cut out the sentiment.  

Assembly:

Create a 6"x6" card base from white card stock.  Cut the same mid-tone Twilight Purple is the flowers and sentiment to 6"x6".  Cut a gold paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad to 5 1/2"x5 1/2". Adhere the purchase on the card base, the gold paper, then the card base.  Adhere the butterflies, 2 in the lavender and 1 in the sky.  Adhere the sentiment with foam tape over the sun. 

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Tue 17

New Stella Butterfly and Background from the May Collection by Jean Okimoto

 

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The beautiful new Stella Butterfly and Background set is perfect with a leafy, flowery background. Try it with a Bubble Border too!  Add a diecut circle greeting and iridescent Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones to complete the look.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another new butterfly set from our May Collection.

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Cut the detailed Stella Butterfly from the shiny aqua Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut the solid Background from a Fresh Aqua 6x6 sheet.  Cut the antennae/body from a gold Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Assemble the butterfly.

Cut a pale lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the 1-⅞" wide Slim Basics Rectangles die.  Cut it with Bubble Border.  Trim the excess from the short ends.

 

I used a sheet of ink-blended and gold-spritzed Open Studio Watercolor Paper for the background.  Cut it with the 2-⅛" wide Slim Basics Rectangles die.  Trimming layers with the Slim Basics Rectangles dies saves time and eliminates guessing -  and those wonky edges.

Stamp the greeting - from the Friends and Family Clear Stamp Set - on the pale lavender 6x6 with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut it with the 1-½" Circle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a lavender slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - attach foam tape to the center of the butterfly and let the wings appear to be floating over the background.  Attach the greeting circle with foam tape too.  Add the lightest Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

 

Hope you're loving the May Collection as much as we enjoy sharing our newest designs with you!  Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend.

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Mon 16

Butterflies Everywhere--Butterfly Coterie Collage Stencil and Butterfly Coterie Collage Die Together
by Anne Thompson

Butterflies are flitting everywhere on today's card where I used the Butterfly Coterie Collage Stencil 88617 for the background butterflies and the Butterfly Coterie Collage die butterflies on top of the stenciled ones to create a card suitable for any occasion.

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materials used

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to make this card

  • start with a piece of white cardstock and attach the Butterfly Coterie Collage Stencil on top with washi tape
  • use fingertip dauber to add VersaFine Clair Tulip Red ink over the stencil

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  • trim the stenciled panel 3 1/4 X 4 1/2
  • die cut the Butterfly Coterie Collage die using one of the coral plaid papers
  • add the die cut butterflies on top of the stenciled ones (I used glue dots on the bottom wing portions so I could bend the upper wing part up a bit)
  • using the dauber add more smudgy ink around the edges of the panel and then use the ink directly from the pad around the outer edge
  • add clear Fairy Drops to the centers of the wings

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  • cut a piece of another coral plaid paper 4 X 5 1/4 and add it to the front of the notecard
  • attach the butterfly panel to the front of the notecard

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This card is appropriate for any number of occasions, so I will wait to add an appropriate sentiment when I know where and when it is going out.  I'm also going to try this design  with in other color combinations and with floral background papers.  So many possibilities!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

 

Sun 15

Playing with Watercolor
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Today I wanted to share I card I made using the new foil plates, dies, and some watercolor paints I haven't used before.

I wanted to create a background for my white butterflies, so I used some Memory Box watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and then randomly added some Derwent Graphtint paints. The watercolors are made with graphite and have a more muted tone. I thought they would really show off the white butterflies well.  Here was the background before I added everything:

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To be honest, I wasn't sure if I liked the colors when they were still wet. However, I liked them a lot once they dried. I always say to never judge watercolor when it is wet. I should have listened to my own advice.

I added my butterflies to the card so that the larger butterflies were in the bottom left-hand corner and the smaller butterflies were in the top-right. I wanted to give the impression they were flying away.

Here is the finished card:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Laurasignature

 

 

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Fri 13

A Trio of Ava Butterflies from the May Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Send caring thoughts and special hugs with a trio of the new Ava Butterflies.  They're diecut from pearlescent 6x6's in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad - and perfect when you need a really quick card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline design and a bit of rescued background paper from my stash.

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Cut Ava Butterflies from the pale blue, peach and aqua Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 sheets.  

Sponge the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with salvaged patina, spun sugar and broken china Distress Oxides.  Add a light spritz of water and let the inks blend a bit.  Heat-set it, then cut it with the smallest Stylish Rectangle Trio die.  

Here's my favorite way to align and assemble the new Hugs Daily Script greeting.  Attach Scor-tape to the top of white cardstock and diecut the solid background.  Cut the detailed letters from a teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Remove the diecut pieces, then place the letters back into the die. (That's easier than pulling the offcuts out!)  Save the tape liner and press the adhesive-covered background onto the letters. Use the saved tape liner to press the letters firmly onto the adhesive.  Cover the remaining exposed adhesive with Imagine's Iridescent Embossing Powder, tap the excess off, then heat-emboss the greeting.  It'll be straight, completely adhered and sparkly!

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape at the centers of the butterflies and let the wings lift at the outer edges.  Add turquoise Bright Jewels.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

    

 


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Thu 12

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I was so excited when I saw the foil plates and dies in the 2022 May release!

To make the card, I used the Sunburst Hot Foil Plate to add gold foil to white cardstock using a foiling machine.  Next, I used a blender brush to apply Distress Oxide inks to my foiled cardstock.  Because the foil is like a letterpress design that is debossed into the paper, the ink doesn't cover the foil. 

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I trimmed the cardstock and adhered it to a black cardstock mat, which I then glued to a white card base.

Using black cardstock, I die cut the Graceful Poppy Stems and the Sweet Poppy Stem and glued those to the card front. 

Next, I die cut the shadow from the Hello Daily Script die from white cardstock, and the word hello from black cardstock.  I glued the black hello word die to the shadow and adhered it to the card.

On a strip of black cardstock I white heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it to the card.

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To finish the card, I added some yellow sequins for some dimension.  

And that's it for today! Have a great day!

Donnasignature

Wed 11

The May Collection – a Sunny Hello by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create a simple Hello slimline card with a mix of bright yellows -  and new blossoms from the May 2022 Collection.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with some double-dipping dies from our latest release.  We're converting coneflowers into daisies and lavender stems into grassy fillers for a sunny bouquet.  The layered greeting gathers and adheres the delicate stems.  

Cut several Happy Daisy Stem blossoms from yellow sheets in the Sunny Orange 6x6 Collection.  Color the centers with a marker.   Assemble the flowers.

Cut Lavender Bouquet from 6x6 sheets in the Lush Green Collection.

Cut watercolor paper with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Spritz it with water.  Sponge it lightly (and splotchy-ly) with twisted cirtron Distress Oxides.  Heat-set it while it's still splotchy to create a variegated background.

Here's an easy way to adhere individual letters to a solid word background.  Attach Scor-Tape to a scrap of a yellow 6x6 sheet and cut the Hello Daily Script background.  Cut the letters from a Lush Green 6x6.  Remove everything from the die - then put the letters back into the die.  Lay the die on a hard flat surface. Save the tape liner - press the adhesive-covered background onto the letters to attach them in a straight line.  Use the saved tape liner to press the letters firmly onto the adhesive. Spread detail clear embossing powder over the remaining exposed adhesive, tap the excess powder off.  Heat-emboss the greeting.

It's actually easier than it sounds - even if the process took a whole paragraph!  The letters will be adhered - in a straight line - and the yellow background will be glossy and bright.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting  Add orangey-yellow Autumn Fairy Jewels.

The May Collection is a great collection of classic flowers and butterflies for cards for everyday and special greetings. Hope you're enjoying the cards the Design Team has created for you.  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you on Friday...

Jeansignature-3

 

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Tue 10

Marvelous Metallics
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. One of the most exciting things about the new Memory Box release is that there are now new foil plates and dies! Break out your foil machines and start adding dynamic and elegant shine to your projects. I decided to pair some of Memory Box's Mirror Paper with the foil to really make the shine of the card "pop."

To make the card, I first used a foil machine to add the Sunburst and Posh Hugs sentiment to black cardstock. If you haven't seen foil on cards, you end up with a very shiny surface that looks like letterpress. It isn't raised like heated embossing powder. The results look quite professional as if they were printed onto the paper. Here is a close up of the shine:

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The Sunburst Plate created a frame for my butterfly in the center. The Stella Butterfly die comes with the solid background die as well as the detailed/intricate die that is layered on top of the background. I used gold mirror paper to cut out the solid butterfly and black cardstock to cut out the detailed butterfly. To finish the card, I popped up the wings with a little foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laurasignature

 

 

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Mon 09

Exquisite Leaves Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this mini slimline birthday card featuring new hot foiling dies from Memory Box. Here's a close up look so you can see the foiling better:

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I used both the "Exquisite Leaves" (MBF002) and "Posh Happy Birthday" (MBF011) with Rose Gold foil.

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The top panel is from the off white Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad (FP002) attached to a mini slimline card base. I used a strip of rose gold card stock from the same paper pad over where the two leave clusters meet and then added the sentiment over it.

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Lastly, I added a few gold/amber jewels also from Memory Box.
Here's one last view:

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I hope you like my card for today. I really enjoyed using the Gemini foil press with these new beautiful dies from Memory Box.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sun 08

New for May 2022--Lavender Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

Happy Mother's Day to those of you who celebrate this holiday today.  Here's  a card that features another one of the new dies from the MAY 2022 COLLECTION, the Lavender Bouquet.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • violet plaid paper cut 4 X 5 1/4 from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 6X6 paper pad
  • green cardstock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 
  • purple cardstock from VIBRANT VIOLET COLLECTION SP1007
  • LAVENDER BOUQUET 94640
  • HELLO DAILY SCRIPT 94658
  • purple  crystals from AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101
  • PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR 40103 glitter glue
  • bow and ribbons from my ribbon box

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to make this card

  • add the violet plaid paper to the front of the white notecard
  • die cut the LAVENDER BOUQUET from green cardstock and again from purple cardstock; attach just the purple blooms on top of the green ones
  • add PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR to the purple blooms and spread around with your finger; when dry, add the stems to make a bouquet on the card front

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  • die cut HELLO DAILY SCRIPT background from a scrap of the purple cardstock and the detailed lettering from a scrap of the violet plaid; attach to the lower left corner of the card front
  • add a bow to the base of the bouquet to tie it together

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  • add Scor-Tape to the back of a narrow coordinating ribbon and attach it to the righthand side of the card front, overlapping to the inside
  • place three of the purple FAIRY CRYSTALS on the ribbon for a little more sparkle

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Check the website here to see all of the new products in the May 2022 Collection.  I'm sure you will love it!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

 

 

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