63 posts categorized "2020 Holiday Collection"

01/07/2021

Thu 07

Big Hugs Slimline Valentine Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello! Michelle here. Welcome back to Day 5 of our Valentine Blitz and giveaway! I'm sure you have been enjoying the newest Valentine supplies!!! Toady I am showcasing a mix of new and old. 

First, I used the new Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate to emboss and die cut the long panel.  I used a light pink cardstock. I adhered the panel to my card base. 

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Next, I used the new Woodgrain Heart Die and die cut a heart from kraft paper.  I used two previously released dies, Bountiful Wreath Die and Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs Die, and die cut some branches as a filler behind the heart. I used aqua and lime green cardstock and Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad to die cut the branches.  I adhered the heart and branches to the card base with foam tape.

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Last, I die cut the new sentiment, Big Hugs Posh Script. I used Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad for the script die and black cardstock for the shadow die.  I layered a piece of silver thread between the heart and sentiment before adhering.  For a finishing touch I splattered some white paint and I scattered some gems.

Would you like a chance to win the new WOODGRAIN HEART DIE? Just leave a comment here before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 10th for a chance to win. One comment will be selected at random to win the die, and all winners will be posted on the blog  Monday, January 11th at 5pm EST.

Thanks for visiting the blog today!

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12/31/2020

Thu 31

Hearts, Stitches, Pinpoints and Glitter by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate the end of the year - and the promise of a better year ahead - with hearts, glitter and happy colors  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with the last project of 2020 as we look forward to new designs, ideas and inspiration in 2021.

Cut light gray cardstock with the 4-¼" Circle Basics Die.  Prep the Stitched Circle die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the tiny dots.  Cut the circle with Stitched Circle.

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Stitch between alternating dots with peach crochet thread. MemoryBoxStitchedCircle, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, StitchDiecuts, StitchedCards, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo

Continue stitching - forming an "overlapping starburst." MemoryBoxStitchedCircle, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, StitchDiecuts, StitchedCards, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo

Stitch narrow points with pink floss.

Cut light gray cardstock with Pinpoint Burst Plate - then trim it to a 4-¼" square.

Cut the pink glittered cardstock from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad with the two smallest Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Outs.  

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded 5-⅝" square card - attach the smaller heart, slightly offset, with foamtape.  Add ¼" punched dots of the pink glittered cardstock.  

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Square cards require extra postage - but this card can deliver a message of love and hope to the special people in your life.

Thank you very much for all of your thoughtful comments here  -  and on Instagram, Pinterest and the Impress Insiders page.  I'm motivated by the hope that my projects, classes and class kits will inspire you to discover new (and unexpected!) ways to use our products and share your creativity with others.

Wishing you a Happy New Year...more than ever!

 

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12/29/2020

Tue 29

Let it Snow
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a winter scene. I used a few dies to create this scene: Wooded Glen Collage Die, Snowglobe Backer Die, Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die, and Spirit of Christmas Stamp Set.

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These are the steps I followed:

Trim card base to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and ink up the base with broken china, salty ocean and blue print sketch distress oxide inks.

Next, secure the stitch rectangle die to a piece of white cardstock.  Place the wooded glen collage die in the center of the stitch rectangle die and secure. Run through your die cutting machine. Die cut the tree tops seperately. Die cut the deer.

I used Copic Markers to color the trees and deer. I used shades E41, E42, E43, E44, E49; G40, G43, G46, G99. 

I adhered the tree tops to the tree trunks.  Stamp the sentiment with black ink. Than adhere the die cut stitch rectangle panel to the card base with foam tape. 

I splattered some white paint over the card base. Allow to dry than adhere the deer. For a finishing touch I scattered some sequins.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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12/25/2020

Fri 25

Blessed
by Michelle Bala

Hello there! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  Michelle here,  sharing a mix of patterns and texture. 

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Here are the steps I followed to create this card:

  1. Fold and trim card base to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
  2. Trim a piece of foil paper to fit the card base.
  3. Emboss the foil paper with Pinpoint Snowflake Plate.
  4. Adhere the embossed foil paper to the card base. 
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  5. Trim a piece of pattern paper, same size as base.
  6. Secure the star die to the center of the pattern paper with washi tape. I used the largest star die from the Shining Star Set.
  7. Run the die through a die cutting machine.
  8. Adhere the die cut panel over the embossed foil base. 
  9. Splatter with white paint.
  10. Stamp the sentiment onto solid cardstock and trim to desired length. I used the stamp set Harvest Love and Kindness.
  11. Finish with a twine bow.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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12/24/2020

Thu 24

Quiet Winter Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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It's a very different Christmas this year - winter pastels and muted textures somehow seem so right for 2020.  Hi everyone - Jean Okimoto here with my last Christmas design of the season.  We're looking forward to sharing our Valentine 2021 designs with you soon! MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxStitchedBurst, StitchedCards, JeanOkimoto, HolidayDiecuts

Cut light gray cardstock with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Prep the Stitched Burst die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the tiny dots.  Cut the circle with Stitched Burst.  Use Scotch Transparent Tape to attach pink floss to the backside of the diecut.  Begin at an outer point, skip over 4 points and stitch through the 5th point.  Repeat around the circle.

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Use pink sparkly yarn for the final stitching - from one outer point to the outer point on the opposite side.

Cut Knotted Diamond Background from light gray cardstock - leave everything in the die.  Attach strips of tape across the back of the diecut to keep the pieces intact.

Cut light gray cardstock with Pinpoint Snowflake Plate.  Trim it to 2-½" wide. Attach the background panels and Stitched Burst to a pink A-6 card - use foam tape to attach the Stitched Burst.  

Prep pink cardstock with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray specks of embossing powder.  Stamp the greeting - from the Spirit of Christmas Clear Stamp and Die set  -  with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail silver powder.  Trim it and attach it with foamdots.

Punch ¼" dots of the silver sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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This design works for birthdays and other celebrations too - hope you'll try this stitched pattern.  Stitching can be very relaxing, productive and therapeutic...really!

Thanks for visiting - have a safe, healthy and happy holiday!

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12/22/2020

Tue 22

Christmas Pattern Random Embossing
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a couple of embossed cards. I used the stamp set, Spirit of Christmas. For the red card I used the holly branch stamp. For the teal card I used the poinsettia stamp. I stamped the panels randomly and embossed the red card with white embossing powder, and the teal card with gold embossing powder.

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I followed the same process on both cards. 

After I embossed the patterns I die cut the panels with Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die, the second largest die. From the same cardstock I also die cut a base panel with the largest die. I adhered the large die cut panel to the card base than adhered the embossed die cut panel with foam tape.

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I die cut two sentiments, Peace Airy Script, and Merry Airy Script. I used the Holiday Glitter Pad. For a finishing touch I scattered some gems on both cards.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Tue 22

Merry Christmas with Collage Dies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it'a Angie here today with a "Merry Christmas" card using all dies from Memory Box.
 
For my card I stacked the "Special Christmas" sentiment die atop three layers of collage dies: "Evergreen Sky Collage", "Small Pine Tree Collage", and the "Tall Fir Collage".  
 
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With blender brushes,  I inked the two green layers before die cutting them.  The ink colors I used were "Lucky Clover" and  "Pine Needles" Distress Inks.   The opening of the layered collage dies was backed with "Delicate Pastel Glitter" paper for a sparkly background to feature the trees and sky.  The top layer collage die was cut with the same glitter paper
 
The sentiment was cut from red and white and stacked slightly off-center to create dimension.  I trimmed down the collage panels and added them to a red background panel, then added white gel pen to the green trees for the look of snow.
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I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas card using dies and partially blended Distress Oxide inks.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
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12/19/2020

Sat 19

Clean & Simple Slimline Christmas Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple slimline card using Memory Box's "Berry Wreath" and "Christmas Tiles" stamps and dies.  I love stamping a large stamp image and cutting it into smaller pieces to use on my cards.  This time I did this with the large "Berry Wreath" stamp and die set.  Here's a closer look:

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I stamped the wreath in black and heat embossed it in clear, then colored it with alcohol markers and colored pencils.  After die cutting the image, I cut it into two piece to use on a slimline card base.  After I adhered both piece to the card front, I took the "peace, love & joy" sentiment from the "Christmas Tiles" stamp set and cut it to fit into the white spaces between the wreath branches.  I stamped the words in black and heat embossed them in clear to match the wreath.

Here's one last look at my card:

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I really love clean and simple designs!  I think its my favorite style of card making because I just love bright white space!  I hope I've inspired you to look at some of your larger stamps to see if you can use them in smaller pieces.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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12/16/2020

Wed 16

Let It Snowglobe
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a fun non-traditional color winter card to share today.  I really wanted to use the Snowglobe Bases die set again.  There are four snowglobe base sizes and initially I had planned on making a tag with this size, but ended up turning it into a card instead.  The largest die actually makes a great shaped card.

So I started by die cutting a circle from Bristol paper using Circle Basics.  Took the next smaller size die and die cut a circle frame.  Oops, I think I used a circle die that is one (or two) size too big. 😆  Next, masked off the snowy ground on the circle and ink blended Wilted Violet and Spun Sugar distress inks (DIs) for the fun sky.  Flicked on some water, then blot with a paper towel to give it texture.  

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The snowglobe base and snowmen with their accessories were die cut from alcohol marker friendly paper and colored in with Copic Sketch markers.  The background is also Bristol paper die cut with the Pinpoint Burst Plate.  Blended on Spun Sugar DI, then black heat embossed the sentiment from Spirit of Christmas with clear glitter embossing powder.  Assembled the card on a white card base to finish.  

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And that’s it from me today.  I want to thank everyone for joining me and leaving such kind comments throughout this crazy year.  2021 can only get better.  Whatever occasion you celebrate, have a happy holiday!  Stay healthy and keep safe.

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12/13/2020

Sun 13

Build a Pop-Up Easel Bird House with Memory Box 6x6’s by Jean Okimoto

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Showcase your construction skills with Memory Box 6x6 papers and the Poppystamps Bird House Pop-Up Easel Set.  The bird house is designed to fit into an A-2 envelope but we're adding it to an A-6 card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here on a cold winter weekend that's perfect for cardmaking.

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Cut the easel base from red cardstock and fold the tab backwards.  Cut the house background from dark olive cardstock and attach it to the folded tab. 

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Cut the house from the Garland 6x6 poinsettia print.  Cut the door frame from chartreuse cardstock.  Cut the roof trim from the chartreuse striped Garland 6x6 sheet.  Cut the snowy roof accent from the pale gold Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

Cut the cardinal from red cardstock. The face and beak are embossed for coloring on the cardinal.  It was easier for me to cut that section again from orange cardstock and use a black Sharpie to color a portion of it.  Attach the cardinal with foamdots.

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Cut the short pine branch and one of the long branches and attach them at the bottom of the easel.  Add ¼" dots punched from the pale gold glitter pad sheet.  The branches and dots will support the house when the card is displayed.  Attach the house to a dark olive A-6 card.  (4-½" x 6-¼") 

Stamp the greeting - from the Spirit of Christmas Clear Stamp and Die Set - on bright chartreuse cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then cut the greeting with the coordinating die.  

Have fun mixing and matching our glitter, foil and holiday prints to create a card that will be enjoyed and appreciated more than ever this Christmas.

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Thursday!

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