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Wed 29

Homespun Christmas



Welcome to the midpoint of our Memory Box + Imagine Crafts Blitz!  Jean Okimoto here this evening, with an inky, spritzy Christmas design for you.  

If you've taken my classes at Impress, you'll know that I'm afflicted with Spritzophobia.  I love the look of spritzes, but am seriously intimidated by the fear of overspraying.  Not a problem today - Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spritzes and Sheer Shimmer Spritzes make it easy - even for me!

We're using some of my favorite products for this project - like the versatile Craft Mat, which minimizes clean-up and is a great, cushion-y surface for stamping and stenciling.  I've had mine for quite a while, and it cleans up easily with a damp washcloth.  They're available at Impress.  

Memory Box Products

  • Wish Collage Stamp C1941
  • Drip Rings Designer Stencil 88582
  • Mini Heart Collection  Die 98763
  • Bubblegum Moroccan Signature Print
  • Parchment Cardstock

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Daubers
  • Craft Mat
  • Fireworks Spritz – Lilac Posies, Tangelo
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Gold
  • Memento Luxe Pigment Inkpads – Espresso Truffle, Rose Bud, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Olive Grove
  • Delicate Golden Glitz Inkpad
  • Handcut Monterey Pine – Mitten, Tree and Star (6pk, 2 of each)


Place watercolor paper (smoother side-up) on the Craft Mat and spritz it with Lilac Posies, Tangelo and Gold.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then heat-set.  Stamp Wish Collage with Espresso Truffle and heat-set it. 


Stencil some of the rings and spots from Drip Rings onto the background with Golden Glitz and heat-set it.

Ink the Monterey Pine star with Dandelion.  Ink the mitten with Rose Bud.  Spread some Pear Tart on the Craft Mat and blend a tiny (very tiny!) amount of Olive Grove into it.  Ink the tree with the blended inks.  Heat-set the pieces.  Dot some craft glue on the back of the pieces and let it set up for a minute, then attach them to the background.

“Handcut” Monterey Pine  doesn’t just sound cool and DIY-ish.  Laser-cutting would create sealed edges, which would resist the inks.  The handcut edges are porous – and absorb the Memento Luxe inks for a beautiful, finished look for your craft projects.

Attach the background to a top-folded A2 card of Parchment Cardstock.  Attach the Monterey Pine pieces with craft glue.  Attach dark pink sequins. The card's weight and thickness will require additional postage and special handling - but I think it'll be a very special keepsake card for someone on your list this year.  

Thanks for stopping by – hope you’re enjoying our partnered company blitz and have discovered some creative ways to combine our great products on your holiday cards.  Be sure to join us again tomorrow - Marnie and Jenny have some special projects to share with you!



I think you did a beautiful job Spritzing! Aren't the Fireworks delicious to use? I know I love them and I love your beautiful card!! TFS!

super cette carte! bises

Thanks babygirl and barbara - more spritzing coming up soon!

Love the spritzing and those handcut pine shapes!

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