68 posts categorized "2018 Holiday Collection"

11/13/2018

Tue 13

Typewriter Holiday Elements, Bold Christmas Greetings and Delicate Pine Frame by Jean Okimoto

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Stamp the Typewriter Holiday Elements text block and trim it to create the perfect background for the Delicate Pine Frame.  Add a trio of glittered birds - also from the Delicate Pine Frame set - and a greeting from the Bold Christmas Greetings set for a classic  holiday greeting.

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple design that's easy to mass-produce for everyone on your card list.  The "'twas the night before Christmas" text block is about 5-½" square and generously-sized for backgrounds.  It's easy to diecut two 2-½" x 3-¾" rectangles for this design.

Stamp the text block on white cardstock with Iced Spruce Distress Oxides.  Dry  the ink and cut it with a Rectangle Basics die.  Sponge the text very lightly with Delicata Shimmer Silver.  

Cut the Delicate Pine Frame from green cardstock.  Cut the birds from red glittered carstock.  

 Stamp the greeting - from the Bold Christmas Greetings set - with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red.  Cut it with the coordinating dies of the Bold  Christmas Greetings set. Cut an extra set of the words and layer it for dimension.

Attach the diecuts to side-folded A-2 card of white textured cardstock.  Add gold gem stickers.

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Special thanks to everyone from Monday's MERRY + QUICK cards class t Impress.  It was fun meeting new students and catching up with my loyal Memory Box/Poppystamps/Birch Press fans too.  We used the just-released Birch Press Design triangle die sets and loved them.  Thanks Ann and Shari for helping everyone find the great products and supplies on their wishlists - and ordering more of the best-sellers!

Thanks for visiting...

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11/12/2018

Mon 12

Elegant Holly Double Frame Peace Card
by Anne Thompson

About a year ago I packed up all of my alcohol inks because I felt I'd run out of interesting things to do with them.  Since discovering Ranger's Alcohol Ink Paper and Yupo paper, I've unpacked them again and I'm getting inky all the time.  They're like this brand-new thing again!  I've been dropping ink spots on the alcohol ink papers and have been fascinated with the results.  And I love the way the images shine after die cutting.  

today's card

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materials used

  • ELEGANT HOLLY DOUBLE FRAME 94018
  • PEACE CHESHIRE SCRIPT 94017
  • bright yellow notecard 
  • glue pen, glue dots, plaid ribbon bow with gold pipe cleaner accent
  • Adirondack Alcohol Inks in a variety of colors--reds, greens, yellows, orange--dropped in puddles on alcohol ink paper

This time when cutting the inked paper I let it dry for a really long time and then ran it through my Big Kick using the metal plate.  Everything popped out of the die easily.  I love that the Elegant Holly Double Frame has so many pieces to play with.  And "peace" just fit in the scrap I had leftover.

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I arranged and rearranged the three squares until I found a composition that I really liked.  Just tilting the middle plain square frame (which separates the double frames)  added so much more interest to the card.  I tried it first as a side-fold card before adding the branches, bow, and "peace"; but I liked the top-fold orientation better.

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A Christmas card with an unconventional color scheme--that works for me!  I had thought this would be a fall card even though it's holly, but by adding "peace" and the red plaid bow it now works for Christmas.

Off to the craft store to buy more alcohol ink paper and more Red Pepper alcohol ink.  There are so many more  on-line tutorials to watch and techniques to try!

Happy Crafting!

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11/11/2018

Sun 11

Blessed
by Penny Ward

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Hi there. Penny here today with another fantastic holiday card for anyone on your list. These new Triangle stamps and matching dies will be useful all year long.

Yes, Please!!!

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches when folded. Add a couple of small strips of Navy to top and bottom of base card.

 

Trim a panel of White cardstock 4.25 x 5 inches. Emboss with a pretty embossing folder.

 

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Die cut the Equal Triangle set several times from pattern paper, plain cardstock and metallic cardstocks.

Adhere as shown straight to the card front making sure a couple of the triangles are popped up with foam adhesive.

 

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Stamp and die cut sentiment from the Bold Christmas set. Adhere with foam adhesive to a strip of Silver Metallic cardstock that has been notched at each end.

Wrap the left end with some matching twine, then adhere to card front.

 

So quick and easy...the hard part is deciding on which cardstocks to use.  :)

 

Happy Holiday crafting,

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11/07/2018

Wed 07

Merry Christmas Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha and today, I want to share a Christmas card using the new release products. There are so many fun stamps and a gorgeous dies in this release.

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To start, I cut a white mat layer and stamped the background using a teal ink. I then sponged the edges a bit using the same ink.

I stamped the stripe using black ink to use as a side stripe on my card. Now, I die cut two of the triangles and sponged some inks to them. I die cut the twig and colored using gold watercolor. I then die cut the poinsettia twice, colored them using copic markers and stacked them together.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment and die cut it.

Now, I flicked some gold and black splatters to everything and assembled the cluster.

Here is a close up

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Hope you got inspired by this card. Have a wonderful crafty day!

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11/05/2018

Mon 05

Grand Maple Frame, Snowberry Sprigs, and Holiday Twigs in Fall Colors
by Anne Thompson

Yesterday I got out my box of alcohol inks, some Ranger Alcohol Ink Cardstock, and got busy.  The card I came up with is the result of some experimentation between inking the cardstock first and then die cutting it and die cutting the cardstock first and then inking it up.  This was the first time in ages that I'd used my alcohol inks.  And I LOVE the results!!!

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The first thing I did was to drop a bunch of fall colors of alcohol inks onto a sheet of the alcohol ink cardstock.  I then ran it through my die cutting machine with the GRAND MAPLE FRAME 94079.  I thought I'd better use the metal plate but the result was that the outside frame popped out of the die just fine but the maple leaf part stuck to the die and came out in pieces.  Lesson learned--I don't need to use the metal plate when die cutting this cardstock.  I used a glue pen to attach the frame to a bright yellow notecard.  I love the way that the alcohol inks on this paper make the die cut look like it's enameled.

I decided to use the SNOWBERRY SPRIGS 94021 and the HOLIDAY TWIGS 94016 as fall foliage for the center of the circle.  This time I die cut the paper first and left the die cuts in place, carefully removing the dies.

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I then went to work with the alcohol inks, dropping on lots of fall colors.

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These inks dried really quickly!  I popped the images out and adhered the stem ends with the glue pen to the top left corner of the Grand Maple Frame.

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I added a brown satin ribbon bow in that corner to cover the stem ends.  I then used my paper cutter to trim the card down into  a square.

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I do love the way this turned out.  And I can use this for any fall occasion, either adding a sentiment in the frame or tucking it inside the card.  

What are your fall cards looking like?  Have you tried alcohol inks on YUPO or alcohol ink cardstock?  Have you got a project to enter here in our "Falling for You" monthly challenge?

 

Happy Crafting!

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11/04/2018

Sun 04

Colors of Fall
by Penny Ward

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Hi there Memory Box friends. Penny here today with some Fall colors. I mean really...is there anytime of the year prettier than Fall?!? Now to disclose that I live in Florida where there is no Fall. Boohoo!!!! But I girl can dream and make Fall cards anyway!

 

Here we go:

 

As always start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 when folded. Add a panel of Purple cardstock right on top.

 

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On White cardstock stamp the Equal Triangles using Spectrum Noir inks Crushed Velvet, Orange, Bordeaux, Lemon Tonic and Smoked Emerald.

I used a Misti tool for placement of the triangles and to be able to stamp them with two different colors at once.

 

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Cut stamped panel on the diagonal, mat with Orange cardstock and trim again as shown. Now layer to card front.

Die cut Thankful Jotted Script from Burnt Orange cardstock. Layer and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

Add a tiny bow to the letter "k" ...just for fun!

 

Be sure to enter our Falling For You challenge HERE!

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

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11/02/2018

Fri 02

Thankful Jotted Script, Looking for Mr. Right Triangle and Snowberry Sprigs by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create a simple fall card with the new Thankful Jotted Script set and Looking for Mr. Right Triangle stamps.  The delicate Snowberry Sprig - like autumn seedpods - adds a woodsy botanical look perfect for Thanksgiving.  Wouldn't it be nice to send (and receive!) Thanksgiving cards before the big  holiday rush?

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a November Challenge inspiration card today.  This month's theme is "Falling for You" - and we can't wait to see your great designs.  View the Challenge details here

Diecut the 2-¾" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from smooth white cardstock. Stamp three triangles from the new Looking For Mr. Right Triangle clear stamps set with VersaFine Habanero and VersaMagic Turquoise Gem.  

Diecut Thankful Jotted Script from dark brown and dark orange cardstock.  

Here's a timesaving tip to create a dimensional Snowberry Sprig diecut...spread a thin layer of glue between two pieces of brown cardstock (80# or less).  Press the layers together.  Diecut the Snowberry Sprig - you may need to use a metal shim and/or run it through the machine two or three times.  

Gently pull the offcut sections away from the sprig instead of trying to pull the sprig out of the surrounding cardstock.  These simple steps are a lot easier than cutting the sprigs separately and gluing the delicate bits together.  As a bonus, the machine's pressure on the double layers seems to add a subtle sheen to the pods.  

Attach the diecuts to a 4-½"x 6-¼" Kraft card.  Add ¼" punched circles of orange glittered cardstock for a seasonal accent.

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 Thanks for visiting...see you again tomorrow!

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10/31/2018

Wed 31

Washi Tape Shaker Window
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi crafty people, hope you are having great fall!

Today's project is actually a technique experiment. I am going to create a shaker card with Grand Maple Frame craft die and add some color and pattern to a clear window using washi tapes. Washi tape is a very unique material - it's a really thin paper that is semi-transparent (especially the light colored one). So adding it to acetate will result in creating patterned areas that you can still see the sequins through.

Watch the video tutorial below where I am demonstrating the entire process step by step! Thanks for visiting!

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10/28/2018

Sun 28

Merry 25
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello!  Penny here today with my favorite holiday color combo. Nothing better than a Blue Christmas! A little stamping, a little heat embossing, a little die cutting. 

And really...how stinkin' cute is the background stamp?!? Probably my favorite Holiday stamp ever!

 

And here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches when folded. Round the upper right corner. Stamp the card front with Typewriter Holiday Elements background and heat set with White embossing powder.

 

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Ink around the panel with Spectrum Noir Baby Blue, Ocean Blue, Midnight and Silent Night. I love the ombre effect!

Stamp an strip of Navy cardstock with the sentiment and stripe from the Bold Christmas Greetings set. Trim the stripe and adhere to card front with foam adhesive as shown.

Die cut sentiment with Stitched Ovals.

 

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Finish the card by stamping the "25" with Spectrum Noir Silent Night ink and die cut or use a 1" punch. Adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

 

Not too frou-frou, so it would make a wonderful card for any men in your life.

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

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10/26/2018

Fri 26

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a Christmas card showcasing some of the new products from the 2018 Holiday Happenings release.

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To make this card I began by stamping the Typewriter Holiday Elements background with Versa Mark ink on a white cardstock and heat embossed it using clear embossing ink.

Next I sponged over the embossed image with Candied Apple Distress ink.

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 I cut my card front to size and die cut the Snowy Circle in the center of the paper.  I die cut another Snowy Circle from white cardstock to use behind the trees. 

I glued a piece of silver metallic cardstock behind the prepared card front, then glued the white snowy circle in place.

I inked several of the solid triangle stamps with green distress inks, misted them with water and stamped them on white cardstock.  Once they were dry I stamped the triangle line images on top of the corresponding trees and die cut them.  I spattered the trees with white ink before adhering then to bottom edge of the snowy circle.

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I used foam tape to adhere some of the trees to add some dimension to the card.

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using foam tape I glued it across the bottom of the trees.

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To finish the card I added a black mat behind the card front and glued it to a white cardbase.  I also a glued a star to the top of the middle tree.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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