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Thu 09

Blog Blitz…New Snowy Circle and Crystal Snowflakes by Jean Okimoto


It's Day 4 of our 2018 Holiday Blog Blitz - keep cool with the new Crystal Snowflakes and Snowy Circle!  Hope you're enjoying our blitz - and commenting on each designer's post for a chance to win a great prize from our latest collection.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here mixing some old favorites with some soon-to-be new favorites.  Love how the old and new work together so well!


Cut Snowy Circle from light aqua cardstock.  Attach Scor-Tape to white cardstock and cut it with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Attach the 3" circle behind the Snowy Circle.  Brush iridescent glitter onto the adhesive exposed in the Snowy Circle, and the little area below it.

Attach more Scor-Tape to white cardstock and cut Crystal Snowflakes.  Remove the tape liner and brush the exposed adhesive with glitter.  Remove the inner portion of the smaller snowflake.

Cut Happy Penguin from white cardstock - and again from black cardstock.  Attach a scrap of orange cardstock behind his beak.  Attach the black penguin behind the white penguin to create a narrow layer of black to outline the bottom of the white penguin.

Cut the top/side section from black cardstock.

Cut the ribbon end - from the Curled Ribbons die - from red velvet paper, or red velvet ribbon attached to a scrap of a sticker sheet of label paper.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Typewriter Holiday Sentiments set - on white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut the cooled cardstock with the smallest Rectangle Basics Die.  Cut another rectangle and layer it behind the greeting for dimension and to make it look a bit like a raised label.

Attach the diecuts to  a Bayou Notecard - use foam dots for the penguin.

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Want a chance to win the new Snowy Circle die?  Just add your comment to this post - it's that easy to enter our random-selection drawing for this great new die!

Comment on each designer's post throughout the blitz for a chance to win great prizes from our latest collection. The entry deadline is 11:59 pm EST on Sunday August 12th.  The winner will be announced on August 13th.  

Special thanks to everyone from the PARTY ANIMALS and MEMORY BOX 2018 HOLIDAYS class at Impress last weekend!  Lots of layering, laughter, diecuts and glitter!  Thanks to Jan for the sweet holiday chocolate treats - and to Jenny for those crispy lemon cookies.  Thanks too - Shari and Erin - for once again helping everyone fill their shopping baskets to the brim.

We're having our first BIRCH PRESS DESIGN class and trunk show at Impress on August 18th.  Make 3 holiday cards and 3 any-occasion cards with the latest and greatest dies and stamps from Birch Press, a Memory Box company owned by Dave and Monica Brethauer.

Thanks for joining our Blog Blitz - good luck in the drawings!









The Snowy Circle die makes a cute background for the penguin. I think it could also be used to look like confetti for a non-winter background.

Gorgeous. Love the tone on tone and that cute penguin. Hugz

Oh, how darling! Love your pretty card. I love using blue
at Christmas. Love the snow die, the penguin, the awesome snowflake!

I love the sparkle and having the snowflakes in the die is very fun. Lots of possibilities.

Love your method of adding glitter to the Snowy Circle die and snowflakes...also for layering the penguin.
Sweet card!!

The Penguin is so cute and the snow scene is wonderful.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cute card! Great new dies!

A beautiful, fun card. Love the card and these great new dies. Thanks for sharing!

Cute! Love the non-traditional colour. x

The penguin is so adorable with snow scene, love it!

This is really cute! The snowy circle makes a great
background for any "Christmas" animal!

Can't go wrong with penguins! Such a cute card - and thanks for the how-to tips!

Adorable card! I love the darling penguin! Awesome Snowy Circle and Crystal Snowflakes dies to create this card! Delightful!

These are ADORABLE! I think they'd be a wonderful idea for mass producing around the holidays, too.

Very nice card, like the new circle and that penguin this divine could not miss on this card.

Such a cute card! Love the penguin, and the snowy circle would also be great as the top portion of a snow globe!

Beautiful cards! I love the new dies and the inspiration!

Here I am in the arctic amongst the penguins! And it’s snowing!
How concise this little card is! Adorable in deed!

So cute with the circle design, penguin and snowflakes.

This is super cute!! Love the little penguin and those gorgeous snowflakes!

Great card! I love the glitter snowflakes!

Love the cute penguin!! The snowflakes are awesome!

I like the layout and the snowy circle die very much - TFS lovely make

The snowy circle is precious!

Jean this is so darling! I would smile ear to ear if I found this little penguin card in my mailbox.

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