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Wed 26

Springtime Poppies

Jean Okimoto-Memory Box-Darling Poppies-Zippy Dots

Hi and welcome to our Spring Collection Blog Blitz!  Jean Okimoto here, with a simple card to welcome the new season, and our great collection of new Memory Box Dies and Designer Stencils.  Let's combine a quick watercolor-y technique with the wonderful spring products today.

Memory Box Products

  • Darling Poppies 98879
  • Zippy Dots Designer Stencil 88568
  • Metal Adapter Plate
  • Granny Smith Cardstock
  • Peony Cardstock
  • Parchment Cardstock
  • Granny Smith Envelope


  • Imagine Crafts Lady Bug irRESISTible Colored Texture Spray
  • Imagine Crafts Golden Glitz Delicata
  • Imagine Crafts Pearlescent Lime Brilliance.

Spritz water and Imagine Crafts Lady Bug irRESISTible onto a craft mat and allow the water and ink to blend.  Press a rectangle of 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper onto the diluted ink, then heat-set it briefly, just till it's still slightly damp.

Press some ink from a Delicata Golden Glitz inkpad onto a clean section of the craft mat and spritz the ink lightly with water.  Press the watercolor paper into the diluted Golden Glitz to pick up some soft gold highlights.  Heat-set the paper, trim it and ink the edges with a waterbrush dipped into a blend of Lady Bug and water.

Diecut Darling Poppies from Granny Smith Cardstock.  Cut the flowers again from Peony Cardstock and press a piece of Scor-Tape onto the backside of the flowers to keep the pieces intact.  Stencil Zippy Dots onto the watercolor paper with Pearlescent Lime.  Assemble the card - offset the Peony Cardstock flowers so the Granny Smith portion appears as a slight shadow.  Attach three green sequins.  Tuck the card into a spring green Granny Smith Envelope and send it to someone special.

Be sure to add your comment to all of the posts during our blitz this week - you'll be entered to win a product from each designer's project.  I'll be giving away the beautiful, delicate Darling Poppy Die!

Every blog post this week will have a chance to win a prize.  The deadline for submitting comments is 10:00pm EST on Sunday, March 30th.  Winners will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, March 31st. 

Thanks for visiting - and be sure to scroll down to see Deb's IT'S A BOY card too - and add your comment there for another chance to win a great prize!




Love the poppies die and the zippy dots stencil!

Oh so pretty...love the colors and design.

Beautiful! Love the poppies.

How pretty, I love poppies.

Wow that poppy really pops x

Thanks for the watercolour tips. Gorgeous card

The Darling Poppies are SO pretty!
Zippy Dots stencil is very cool...art journaling funky-cool!

Great technique, lovely card, thanks!

Poppies make everything sunny!

Hello Jean,

Bienvenue au printemps et à cette nouvelle collection,attendue avec patience ,sublimée par vous toutes ,design team.
Un cadeau qui nous ravit


C'est un moment intense ,découvrir toutes ces merveilles qui rendent nos journées plus belles

This die is so beautiful and so is the watercolor panel! I'm going to try that!

Beautiful card! Love this die!

Great card! Love the new dies!

What a gorgeous card and a beautiful die!!

Poppies are the prettiest of flowers, your card is wonderful.

Haved loved poppies ever since I first saw one.Your card is lovely.

Love this beautiful die! This card is so striking with the gorgeous red blooms!

Love your background - very pretty colors and great card using this new die !!!

Love the poppies die! Beautiful card! TFS

Such a lovely card - I love poppies! Thanks for the chance to win one of these pretty dies:)

The poppies are so pretty and I love the stems and leaves. Nice watercolor background too! Thanks for sharing!

Oh my goodness! The Darling poppies die is so pretty! Love it! Love you card!

Oh my goodness this card is just gorgeous! I love the poppy die!

Wow! Thanks for all the details on how you made the card.

Lovely card and great die! ;-)

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