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Thu 24

Neighborhood Heart Frame and Best Life Typewriter Sentiments by Jean Okimoto

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Add dimension with a pressure-embossed Neighborhood Heart Frame - then highlight it with diecut elements and a simple greeting.  Shiny bikes and sparkly hearts make it extra-bright!  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a versatile card for Valentine's Day -  or a special anniversary.

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Pressure-embossing is a great way to add a coordinating textured background for diecuts and greetings.  Use the plates and mats recommended for your machine.  Here's how I embossed the Neighborhood Heart Frame's square outer frame on my Platinum - 

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Begin with the die face-up on the platform.  Add the cardstock (cut to 4-¼" x 11") face-down. Use the rubber embossing mat and embossing plate instead of the cutting plates. Emboss along the right edge of the cardstock.  Score and fold the cardstock in half to create a side-folded A-2 card.

Cut the inner heart from white cardstock.

Cut two of the little balloon hearts from red glittered cardstock and trim the bottoms.

Attach black and red duct tape to lightweight cardstock or scrapbook paper and cut two bikes.  I ran ran the die through the machine several times to cut completely through the tape.  The tape adds a glossy enameled look and really stands out against the neutral Kraft and white backgrounds.

Prep black cardstock with embossing powder tool. Stamp the greeting from the   Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamps with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.

Attach everything to the card -  use foam dots for the greeting.

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Get the most from your Memory Box frames  by pressure-embossing and diecutting.  There are so many great frames to chose from for holidays and everyday greetings!

Special thanks to everyone from last weekend's NEW FROM MEMORY BOX class at Impress!  And thanks for the great snacks and treats Jenny and Jan - you're spoiling us!  Thanks too - Ann, Lynne and Erin - for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.

Save the date - this Saturday, January 26th - for the special Valentine Event at both Impress stores. Enjoy inspiring samples, great displays, demos (from 10:00-12:00 noon*) and the latest collections of Valentine dies, stamps, papers and embellishments. *Be there for a chance to win prizes from 10:00-Noon too  - customers must be present to receive a prize.  Take your  wishlist of the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs  products you've been admiring - and have a great time shopping!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Saturday...

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Comments

Your card is adorable, Jean! Wish I lived closer so I could take your classes. How FUN!!!

Thank you Debbie! Please visit us in Seattle (snow is almost gone) - Impress is about 5 miles from SeaTac Airport.

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