67 posts categorized "2020 Holiday Collection"

12/22/2020

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.
Here's another look:
 
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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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12/10/2020

Thu 10

Trio of Sparkly Stitched Trees by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create the look of frosty bottlebrush trees with the Stitched Tree die.  This sparkly trio - in soft pastels - could brighten a cold winter day for someone special.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a bit of hunker-down stitch therapy. 

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Cut Open Studio Watercolor Paper, Smoky and Berry Blush cardstock with the largest die from the Birch Press Design Tall Triangle Set.  You'll need the entire tree of watercolor paper, the top three sections from Berry Blush and top two sections from Smoky.  Punch a small hole about ¼" below the bottom row of the watercolor paper tree, then trim about ⅛" below the hole.

Trim the Berry Blush tree below the 3rd section and the Smoky tree below the 2nd section

As always, prep the Stitched Tree die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper top help release the tiny dots.  Tape one end of the sparkly yarn behind the diecuts and stitch horizontally from the bottom to the top of each tree.  

Sew a long vertical stitch from the top to the punched hole on the watercolor paper tree.  Sew long vertical stitches from the top to the bottoms of the smaller trees.  Tape the thread ends on the reverse side.

Diecut the stars from the Starlit Breeze die from the pale gold sheet of the Holiday Glitter Pad. Cut the largest Stylish Rectangle from white cardstock.

Attach the diecuts to a white A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape along the center and bottom of the watercolor tree.  Use doublestick tape for the smaller trees.  The post office may require special handling or additional postage for thicker cards. 

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Try stitch therapy for a creative break from daily routines.  It's satisfying and productive - and adding a stitched design to your projects makes it uniquely yours.

Thanks for visiting!

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12/08/2020

Tue 08

Trim Mistletoe Wreath for a Perfect Fit by Jean Okimoto

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The Mistletoe Wreath is generously-sized for A-2 and A-6 cards - but I was determined to attach it to an 8-½" x 3-½" slimline card.  No problem...just trim a bit of the wreath and tuck the cut ends back together!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday design for an 'adjustable' wreath.

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Prep the Mistletoe Wreath die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate leaves.

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Cut the wreath from green cardstock.  Trim it to fit the slimline card, then glue the cut ends together.  It doesn't need to be perfect - it'll be hidden.

Cut two sets of Mistletoe Swags - we're using 3 swags as fillers for the wreath  Cut the large Knotted Circle Wreath from kraft cardstock.  Layer it over the Mistletoe Wreath and tuck several of the leaves through the Knotted Circle Wreath.  Layer three of the Mistletoe Swags over the 2 wreaths.  Attach them to a white slimline card.

Cut two of the Mistletoe Bundle bows from the red glittered cardstock in the Holiday Glitter Pad.  Cut two sets of the Mistletoe Bundle berry circles from the platinum-colored Holiday Glitter Pad.  Add them to the wreath.

Cut Special Merry Christmas from red cardstock - leave it in the die.  Attach two ¼" wide strips of lined doublestick tape to the diecut and run it through the machine to cut the tape and create a self-adhesive greeting.  Attach the greeting to the card.

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Expand your design options by trimming, splicing, or layering your diecuts. Or cut a duplicate wreath in a slightly darker shade of green and layer it a bit offset to create a shadow.  

Special thanks to everyone who bought my COOL WINTER WISHES Class Kits from Impress and Stamps + Memories!  Hope you liked the cards and have chosen a few of them for your 2020 Christmas greeting.  My next class kit is HOLIDAY GREETINGS - SIMPLY ASIAN with more Memory Box designs and great papers.

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

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12/06/2020

Sun 06

Stitched Circle Christmas Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here with a fun Christmas card made with the  Stitched Circle Die.  

I die cut the die in my Gemini Junior, then began the stitching with red embroidery thread first as you can see below.94404

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Once I finished with the red, I added green thread stitching in the middle of each point.  The sentiment, from "Spirit of Christmas" stamp set, was heat embossed on black card stock in white embossing powder.  Then I die cut the sentiment with one of the  "Knotted Circle Wreaths" dies and another one from red glitter paper from the "Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad."  I used the outer piece of the red glitter card stock to frame the sentiment and then added a gem from my stash at each of the star points, and to the sentiment.  Here's a closer look:

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Stitching on a card front is very therapeutic and I really enjoy the many stitching die options from Memory Box.  I also think adding this fun stitched element to a card makes it even more special for the recipient!  Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope I have inspired to you use some stitching on a card.  It doesn't take much time, about the same as coloring an image in detail.   I did this while I watched tv one night and then made it into a card the next day.  I have several panels already die-cut with the stitching dies that I keep by my chair so in the evening, I can leisurely add the stitching when I want something to keep my hands busy!  Be sure to check out all the stitching dies from Memory Box, there are a lot to choose from!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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12/05/2020

Sat 05

Rainbow Christmas
by Trina Pham

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Happy Saturday everyone.  I love rainbow creations any time of year, so I couldn’t think of a better time to make a rainbow card than during the most wonderful time of the year!  There are several samples of rainbow color wreaths on social media, but I think the idea started with rainbow queen, Laura Bassen

I used the Bountiful Wreath die to create a clean and simple (CAS) card.  The wreath was die cut from mixed media paper.  Left the die-cut piece in the negative space, then ink blended Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet distress inks (DIs) with blender brushes to color it.

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To fill the wreath, the small sprig from the accessory die was die cut from mixed media paper and coloured with the same DIs.  For variation and texture, they were spritz with water and blot with a paper towel.  The sentiment from the Christmas Tile stamp set was white heat embossed on black cardstock then fussy cut out.  Assembled the card onto a Bristol panel and popped up the sentiment with foam tape to finish.   

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I had some trees left over from making this tri-fold card, so I kept the rainbow fun going and made a second CAS Christmas card.  The Memory Box supplies used are listed below  

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And that concludes my post.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day,  

 

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12/03/2020

Thu 03

Add Sparkly Texture to a Stitched Tree by Jean Okimoto

 

 

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12/02/2020

Wed 02

Joy
by Michelle Bala

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Hello, Michelle here. I wanted to color up some poinsettias from the stamp set, Spirit of Christmas. I stamped the flowers onto copic friendly paper than used Copic Markers to color. Here are the shades I used: RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25; R35, R46, R59; R30, R32, R35. I used Y15, Y17 for the centers.
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I used the coordinating die to cut out the flowers. Then I used the die Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs and die cut a few sprigs.  To die cut the background panel, I used Wrapped Stitched Rectangles Die and Christmas Plaid Pack. I used one die cut word to pull it all together, Joy Airy Script Die and Holiday Glitter Pad.
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I adhered the plaid panel with foam tape to the card base. Then I layered the poinsettias and pine needle sprigs on top the panel. I added some white accents with a gel pen. Lastly, I adhered the die cut sentiment on top and scattered some gems.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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