95 posts categorized "2018 Holiday Collection"

11/12/2019

Tue 12

Joy Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute Christmas card to inspire you to get a start on your holiday card making. 

To make this card I started by die cutting the Starry Burst die onto watercolor paper.  I sponged over the paper with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and misted it with plain water.  The water helps the ink blend and settle into the rays of the burst. Next, I spattered the background with white paint.

 

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Next, I die cut the Pine Tree Hill from watercolor paper and glued this to my inked card front.  I trimmed away the excess on each side of the trees to fit the inked panel.  

I stamped the word "Joy" with red ink, die cut it, and used foam tape to glue it to my card.  I also stamped the sentiment in red ink under the trees.  

The deer were stamped, colored and die cut and I used foam tape to adhere them to the card.

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To finish the card I mounted the card front to patterned paper mat and glued this to a white card base.  

I hope you all have a great week, and find some time to make some cards!

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07/19/2019

Fri 19

Merry & Bright
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone,

I couldn't let the month go by without creating a "Christmas in July" card.

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I also wanted to show you how versatile your dies can be.  I used the Birds and Blossoms craft die to create my Christmas Card.  All I did was cut off the flowers from the die cut then added Red Nuvo drops for berries in their place. 

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I die cut the Birds and Blossoms from watercolor paper.  I lightly traced the circle opening on my white cardbase and sponged it with Broken China Distress ink.  I spattered it with clean water and used a paper towel to pick up the water.  This left my background looking like it had snowed.  I used foam tape and adhered my card front to my cardbase.  

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I die cut the pine branches and the holiday lamp post from white cardstock.  I used only the circle with the tree branches and cut away the lamp post.  

All the die cuts were painted with Distress Inks.  I also painted a red strip of paper that I used to white heat emboss my sentiment.  

To assemble the card, I glued the Birds and Blossom into the circle.  Next I glued the pine tree circle on top of that.  The birds were adhered to the card using foam tape.  I spattered the circle area with white acrylic paint and then added my red Nuvo drops.

I used foam tape to adhere my sentiment strip.

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To finish the card, I glued the pine branches to the top left side of the card front and added a red button in the center of the branches.

I hope this inspires you get a jump start on your Christmas cards!  

Thanks for stopping by today!

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04/20/2019

Sat 20

Spring into Easter
by Trina Pham

Hello everyone.  No butterflies today.  I have a clean and simple (CAS) Spring card to share.  Since I love stretching my supplies and it is Easter weekend, I couldn’t help but bring back the Snow Much Fun stamp set to create this bunny in a field of tulips card. 

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One great trick for preserving white space and keeping cards CAS is to work within a frame.  Here I took a square die from the Square Basics set and die cut an opening from a Bristol panel.  Used that same die with one that is two size up and die cut a frame to frame the opening.  Stamped the bunny from Snow Much Fun with Copic friendly black ink, added some light shading with Copics, then die cut out with the matching die.  Used scissors to cut around the arm so he could interact with one of the tulips.

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The tulips from Springtime Tulips were die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copics.  Before assembling the scene, Shaded Lilac distress ink was blended directly onto the card base for the sky.  Adhered the back tulips directly on the card base then popped up the bunny, front tulip and the window panel with foam mounting tape to give it some dimension.  Stamped the sentiment from Springtime Typewriter in black on a strip of Bristol paper to finish.  

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This could easily be turned into an Easter card by using one of the Easter greetings in the Springtime Typewriter set.  That does it for me.  Happy Easter to those who celebrate.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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12/30/2018

Sun 30

Die Cut Earrings
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello.....  So not a card today, but a fun way to use your die cuts. When I first received the Equal Triangles stamp and matching die, I knew I wanted to make earrings and finally got around to it. Follow along so you too can make these little cuties for yourself or as a gift.

 

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These earrings were made with Shrinky Dinks Ruff N' Ready. Follow the manufacturer directions for inking, painting, etc.

Die cut your shapes with Equal Triangle die. Paint the smallest of the rhombus with white paint, stamp with the striped triangle using StazOn Jet Black ink.

Ink the largest with Jet Black.

Punch holes near top edge.

 

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The fun part is watching them shrink in your oven.

Again, follow the manufacturers direction for this step.

Turn on your oven light and enjoy the magic!

 

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Assemble earrings using a jump ring and a earring.

 

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How stinkin' cute?!?  Think of the possibilities with all of the dies in your stash.

 

Happy crafting and make 2019 your best year yet,

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12/27/2018

Thu 27

Cocktail Hour with Bubble Burst, That’s Acute Triangle Die Set and Cheers Jotted Script by Jean Okimoto

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Create a glittery starburst for a New Year's card with the diamond die from the That's Acute Triangle Dies Set.  Layer it over the cool Bubble Burst background, add some Cocktail Hour drinks and say "cheers!"

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a very glittery design - and some inspiration for our December Holiday Sparkle and Shine Challenge.  

Cut four of the slender diamonds from the That's Acute Triangle set from silver glittered paper.  Cut center circle with the 1" Circle Basics die.  Layer the diamonds and top it with the circle for a smooth finish.

Cut white cardstock with the  3-⅜" x 4-⅜" Pinpoint Rectangle Layer die.  Cut it with Bubble Burst.

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Attach Scor-Tape to a scrap of white cardstock and cut the Cheers Jotted Script background.  Cut the delicate "cheers" from coral cream cardstock - and leave the diecut in the die.  Remove the inner pieces from the h, e and s.  Carefully press the coral cream cheers diecut (still in the die) onto the adhesive-covered background greeting. 

Remove the diecut using the pokey tool.

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Brush ultra-fine silver glitter onto the remaining exposed adhesive.

Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - to rose gold or blush glitter paper.  The extra layer adds dimension.  Cut the large Cocktail Hour glass twice.  Punch ¼" accent circles.

Attach everything to a side-folded 4-¼" square card of coral creme cardstock.

Hope you like this design - and a lot of glitter!  Memory Box dies are great for cutting specialty products  like glittered cardstock, doublestick tape, mirror cardstock, silkscreened and embossed papers.  If you're cutting a very delicate, intricate design - scrunch a sheet of waxed paper and rub it briskly over the die before you layer it over the cardstock or paper.    It'll be easier to remove the diecut when you're done.

Thanks for stopping by...see you again on Saturday!

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12/23/2018

Sun 23

Peace & Noel
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends.  Penny here today with my final Christmas card. I have been making holiday cards since July, and it just never gets old.

 

Let's get to it:

 

As always start with a White cardstock base, then start layering with Navy Blue.

 

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On a panel of White cardstock stamp your sentiment from the Typewriter Holiday Elements in the bottom right corner using Majestic Blue ink.

Take a scrap of plain paper, cover your sentiment , then stamp with the background stamp from the same set.

 

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Finish card by stamping the diagonals from the Bold Christmas Greetings, trim and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

Add a pretty bow and call it done.

 

We hope you have the merriest of Christmas's,

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12/22/2018

Sat 22

Winter Scene
by Melissa Rusk

The winter skies have been mostly gray around my house so I decided I needed a card to brighten up winter just a bit. I pulled out my alcohol inks and gave them a try. I am just starting to use them but they are already so much fun. 

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For the background I took three colors in blues and teals and played around with the alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Once it was dry I took the alcohol resist ink pad and stamped the Typewriter Holiday Elements background stamp on the alcohol ink background I created. I love how it turned out! I will be using this technique in the future for sure.
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To finish the card I die cut the Delicate Pine Frame in white and then colored it with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to make it sparkle. I also added some glitter to the tree to add to the winter sparkle.
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Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope you have a wonderful holiday week!
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12/21/2018

Fri 21

Memory Box Triangle Clear Stamp Sets, Typewriter Holiday Elements and Wintry Snowflakes by Jean Okimoto

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Holiday treats are sweeter when they're prettily packaged - and the Memory Box triangle clear stamp  sets make it quick and easy.  Hello, Jean Okimoto sharing my last Christmas 2018 design today.  Valentine projects are coming soon!

Score 8-½" x 11" sheet of smooth white cardstock lengthwise at 4" and 4-½".  Cut it into four 2-½" wide strips. Crease them on the score lines.  Cut or punch two angled corners.

Stamp the triangles from the Looking For Mr. Right Triangle, That's Acute Triangle,  Equal Triangle Clear Stamp Sets. Here's a list of the VersaFine Clair colors I've used - Verdant, Charming Pink, Tulip Red, and Green Oasis.  Use some Brilliance inks too - Pearlescent Orchid, Gamma Green and Starlite Black (for the "noel").

The greetings and 25-circles are from the very popular Typewriter Holiday Elements Clear Stamps Set.  

If you're making several of each design - clean the stamps with a damp washcloth after you've used each stamp two or three times.  This eliminates a build-up of dried ink and helps keep the lines and edges sharp and crisp.  

Diecut two silver glittered cardstock snowflakes with the Wintry Snowflakes Deep Edge Dies.

Punch ¼" circles of gold glittered cardstock.  

Attach the candy or treat with a bit of doublestick tape or glue dots.  I've filled these with Ghiradelli chocolate squares.  Punch holes and add gold cord ties.

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I love that there aren't any rules about "Christmas colors" anymore - especially with the wide range of pinks and greens available.  They're just waiting to be mixed, matched and layered. These simple treat wrappers would make great tags too.  

Here are the red and greens for a traditional look -

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Are  you loving the Memory Box triangles too?  It's hard not to use them!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have a great weekend.

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12/20/2018

Thu 20

Simply Stamped Gift Tags with Winter Greenery, Bold Christmas Greetings and Typewriter Holiday Elements by Jean Okimoto

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Add the final touch to your Christmas gifts with simple tags created using the realistic botanical images from the new Winter Greenery Clear Stamps Set.  They're ideal for simple stamping  - or layering - and they complement our favorite Memory Box holiday greetings.  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a set of six tags to identify the great gifts you'll place under the tree this year.

 Cut smooth white cardstock to about 2-¼" x 4-¼" and cut or punch two angled corners.  

Stamp the Winter Greenery branches and leaves with VersaFine Clair Green Oasis or Shady Lane and Delicata Silvery Shimmer.  The pink "joy" card on the left was created by stamping off the Shady Lane ink before stamping the image on the left.  Stamp the center branch with a freshly-inked stamp - then quickly stamp the branch again, partially behind the center branch.  

Stamp the stars - also from the Winter Greenery Set - with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red or Charming Pink.  

The words are from the Winter Greenery,  Bold Christmas Greetings or Typewriter Holiday Elements Clear Stamp Sets.   Stamp them with Tulip Red, Charming Pink, Silvery Shimmer or Gamma Green Brilliance.  Dry the inks.

Attach 3/16" gold eyelets - they add a  warm brightness on the tags stamped with silver too.  Attach red or fuchsia cords.

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Special thanks to everyone from last week's STASH CARDS - MANY THANKS class at Impress!  Hope you like the cards and all of the new techniques.  Enjoy the "stash extras" you received - you'll be able to make several more class cards with those supplies.  Thanks too - Jan and Jenny - for the great holiday treats!  Thanks to Erin and Lynne too - for helping us find the right products and supplies for our class cards.

Hope your holiday prep is  just about done - but save some time to make the quick holiday treat wrappers I've designed for Friday's post.  See you!

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12/19/2018

Wed 19

Noel
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

I can't believe Christmas is almost here! Today I have a quick and easy card for you in case you need some last minute inspiration.

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To create this card, I started with watercolor paper and inked the pine branch from the Winter Greenery Stamp Set with Forest Moss Distress Ink. Then I stamped it several times to create a pine bough.  

I spattered the background with watered down Forest Moss ink and stamped the word noel in the bottom right hand corner of the paper.  I used red acrylic paint and a toothpick to add the berries.

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I die cut the ribbon from red glitter paper and glued this to the top of the pine bough.

To finish the card I matted the card front with red cardstock and adhered it to a white notecard.

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This is my last post for 2018, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See you in 2019!

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