32 posts categorized "2020 Valentine's Collectionb"

02/11/2020

Tue 11

Be Mine Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have one last Valentine's Day card for you.  It's a pretty simple design that you can make at the last minute.

I created this card by embossing white cardstock with the Pinpoint Leaf Plate die and adhered it to a red card base.

Next I created a blended background on white cardstock using Distress Oxide inks.  I die cut the Leafy Heart from that background and glued it to my card front.

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I stamped the sentiment with Versa Ink and heat embossed it with red embossing powder. I trimmed the paper and glued it to a red cardstock mat. I used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card I added a few clear epoxy dew drops.

I hope you have a great Valentine's Day! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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02/10/2020

Mon 10

Pinpoint Leaf Circle Collage, Bellflower Circle Wreath, Love Airy Script--one more valentine
by Anne Thompson

Only a few more days until Valentine's Day and I have one more valentine to show you.

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There are so many things I love about this card.


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  • I continued building the front panel, adding the Bellflower Wreath on top of the Pinpoint Leaf Circle Collage using glue dots behind the three blossoms.  I then added the tiniest white pearls I had into the flower center holes.

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  • I used dimensional foam tape behind this panel and adhered it to the front of a white notecard.  Using a glue pen, I added the Love Airy Script.

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  • I thought the center needed something else.  I auditioned a variety of ribbons and flowers and settled on a small white satin ribbon bow.

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I had one more piece of red foiled cardstock left so I made one more card, cutting the Pinpoint Leaf Circle Collage in the front of a white notecard which I then backed with a square of the red foiled cardstock.  I used the other scraps I had to die cut the Bellflower Circle Wreath and the Love Airy Script.  A piece of shiny red twine finished the front.  I lined the inside of the notecard with red/white dotted papers.

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I think I now have enough valentines to send out.  I will have to address and stamp envelopes later today.  If I do find I need more, I have two card-making workshops later this week for valentine procrastinators so I can whip up some then.  :-)

Happy Valentine's Day!  Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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Pinpoint Leaf Circle Collage 94384
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Love Airy Script 94326


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Bellflower Circle Wreath 94369

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02/08/2020

Sat 08

Faux Cover Die
by Trina Pham

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Hello there!  I am sharing a quick and easy card today inspired by cover dies.  I wanted to create the look of a cover die using regular dies.  I chose the Verdant Leaf die for my card, but many of the Memory Box dies (or even dies in your stash) would work beautifully.

Started off by die cutting a whole bunch of the leaf from Bristol paper and adhering them to a vellum panel.  A frame was then die cut with rectangle dies from Bristol paper and affixed on top, hence, completing the faux cover die.

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To complete the card, the Hello Banner Script was die cut from Bristol paper and ombré coloured with Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Sky distress oxide inks using blender brushes.  For some sparkle (love my sparkle), it was inked with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  To make it stand out even more, hello was die cut from black cardstock and offset slightly.  Finished by white heat embossing the sentiment from Friendship Floral Heart stamp set on a black strip.

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Well, that does it for today. So glad you dropped by.  Have a wonderful weekend.  

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02/06/2020

Thu 06

Double-Emboss the Scribble Rose Trio by Jean Okimoto

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Add dimension to the background of the Scribble Rose Trio by pressure-embossing and heat-embossing it to a glossy finish.  Add a Verdant Leaf for contrast, a Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out layer and a quick greeting from the Big and Little Valentines set.

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with two techniques to extend the use of a favorite die from our 2020 Valentine's Collection.  I've used the Scribble Rose Trio for several cards here on the blog - and for classes at Impress.  Here's another technique to take advantage of this popular die set.

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Cut the solid Scribble Rose Trio background from Petunia cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed die.  Use a soft rubber brayer to ink the raised areas of the embossed pattern with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.

Cut Verdant Leaf from Flintstone cardstock.

Cut the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out from Romance cardstock.    Pressure-emboss it with the set's second-largest die.  

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded white A-2 card.  Trim it with a corner rounding punch.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps Set - on a strip of Romance cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Attach the greeting with foam tape.  Add silver gem stickers.

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Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the February 8th POPPYSTAMPS + BIRCH PRESS TOO! class at Impress.  We're using great designs from both companies - and Memory Box classics - on cards for any occasion.  

Thanks for visiting...be sure to enter our February Hearts Challengs!

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02/04/2020

Tue 04

Hugs
by Michelle Bala

 Michelle here,  sharing a simple card for Valentine's Day.

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I used Hugs Loving Heart craft die and Drifting Hearts Stencil.  I inked up the background with tattered rose and aged mahogany distress oxide inks.  I also splattered some white and gold paint.

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After I die cut the heart, I used an embossing ink pad and just turned it upside down and directly inked the die cut with the sponge pad.  I sprinkled the top half with mayan glintz and the bottom half with metallic copper Wow embossing powders.  I die cut the heart 3 more times to stack them up. Adhere together and than to the card base.  Scatter some sequins! 

Hope you link up to the newest Memory Box Challenge...hearts!!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Tue 04

Get Well Soon
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  This months MB blog challenge is Hearts, so I created a get well card using a few new products.  

To make this card I die cut the Get Well Soon Loving Heart Die from a piece of white cardstock.  I created a watercolor background which I glued behind the heart opening.  Then I glued the die cut back into the opening.  

I used watercolor paper and stamped the flower twice from the new Friendship Floral Heart stamp set. Once the flowers were painted and fussy cut, I used foam tape to adhere them to the card.

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I spattered the card front with gold ink and used foam adhesive to glue it to a white card base.

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That's it for today!  I hope you have a creative and fun week!

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02/03/2020

Mon 03

"hugs and kisses"
by Anne Thompson

This month it's all about hearts on our blog challenge and on our greeting cards.  I made a card for today that uses the DRIFTING HEARTS STENCIL 88614 to create a soft background.

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I began by taping the stencil to a piece of white cardstock with washi tape.  I applied the ink with a brush, varying the amount of ink applied and not covering all of the hearts in the stencil.

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Once I trimmed the paper down I brushed more ink on the edges before mounting it to a scrap of raspberry notecard and then onto a white notecard.  I added raspberry ribbon tied in a bow next to the fold.

I die cut the Big Huge Premiere die twice from more of the scrap raspberry notecard, layered it with a glue pen, and adhered it to the front panel.

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I wanted to add a large heart to the panel so I chose the center one from the Gilded Heart Circle.

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I put foam dots on the back to pop it up off the panel a bit.

I took the phrase "hugs and kisses" from the Big and Little Valentines stamp set, cut off the word "hugs", inked it with the Raspberry Jam ink, and stamped it just below the panel.

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And because I can hardly ever make just one, I made two more even simpler cards.  This time I made larger heart stenciled panels which I adhered directly to colored notecards.  Just a simple rinse of the stencil under warm water and I was ready to change colors.

For this one I used Memento Rose Bud ink with a raspberry notecard and ribbon.  This time I applied the ink directly to the paper through the stencil using the raindrop-shaped ink pad.

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And this for this one I used Memento Lady Bug ink (applied with a round foam ink dauber), a Holly red notecard, and a satin red white-dotted ribbon.

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I love this stencil and know I will use it a lot to make more valentines before the 14th.  I have many more red and pink inks to try!!!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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02/02/2020

Sun 02

Embossed Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet and the Antique Heart Label by Jean Okimoto

 

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An embossed Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet creates a unique background for today's card.  Layer the Antique Heart Label over it and fill the outlines with glittered hearts.  It's a bold design...ready for your favorite guy. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple Valentine design today.

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Cut red cardstock with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Pressure-emboss it using the rubber mat and plates recommended for your machine.  

Cut Antique Heart Label from black cardstock - save the black heart offcuts.  Cut the hearts again from red glittered cardstock.  Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps - on red cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it with the Antique Heart Label die.  

Cut accent strips from the Dashing Holiday and Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 sets.  Dimensions are - ¾" x 3-½ of the plaid from the Dashing Holidays set, ¾" x 4 of the light gray dots and 1" x 3-¾" of the dark tray stripes.  

Attach everything to a white side-folding A-2 card. Attach the black heart offcuts, then top them with the red glittered hearts.  Add ¼" punched circles of matte gold cardstock.

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

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01/30/2020

Thu 30

Hugs Loving Heart and the Drifting Heart Stencil by Jean Okimoto

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Splash brightly stenciled Drifting Hearts across a pink background and top them with the Hugs Loving Heart. It's a very basic design - just updated in glitter-embossed shades of pink, coral and orange.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a colorful card to warm a winter day.

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Brush a 6" x 4-½" rectangle of watercolor paper with a loose, watery layer of Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide.  Diecut the two largest hearts from the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out set from watercolor paper.  Paint them with varying amounts of diluted Picked Raspberry too.  Dry the painted papers.

Stencil the Drifting Hearts with overlapping, random inks  - Rose Bud Memento Luxe and Radiant Neons in Electric Pink, Electric Orange and Electric Coral.  Work quickly so the inks don't dry - then emboss it with Iridescent Mboss from Imagine Crafts.  Trim the rectangle with the 5" x 3-¾" Rectangle Basics die and round the corners.

Cut Hugs Loving Heart from white and dark pink cardstock. Layer the diecuts - slightly offset - for dimension. Attach them to the two watercolored hearts.  

Attach the diecuts to a white A-6 card.  Add dark coral gem stickers.

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For a different look...use mixed shades of red cardstock instead of pink watercolored paper.  Stencil the Drifting Hearts with VersaMark and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Attach everything to a Kraft card and add silver gemstickers.

Thanks for visiting...see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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01/29/2020

Wed 29

Scribble Rose Trio and Embossed Double Stitch Happy Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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Emboss the entire Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out set and create a soft, poufy background for the Scribble Rose Trio. Glitter the roses and add a greeting from the Big and Little Words Clear Stamp Set - that's it! 

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a design that can be a Valentine...or not.  We love the latest collection for more than just Valentine projects.  The dies, stamps and embossing folder are so versatile you'll reach for them throughout the year for weddings, birthdays, thank-yous and cards of encouragement.

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Cut Coral Creme cardstock  (textured-side-up) with the 4" x 5-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Trim the corners with a corner-rounding punch.  Tape the four Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies to the rectangle.  Attach the tape near the left edge of the rectangle where it'll be covered by the flowers later - removing the tape might damage the cardstock.  Pressure-emboss the hearts.

Attach ScorTape or Couture Creations tape to the top of Arroyo cardstock and diecut the solid blossoms from the Scribble Rose Trio.  Cut detailed Scribble Rose Trio from Flintstone cardstock.  Attach the detailed diecut to the tape-covered solid blossoms.  Brush iridescent glitter over the remaining exposed adhesive to create a trio of sparkly roses.

Stamp the frame - from the Big and Little Words set - on the smoother side of Coral Creme cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  Stamp the greeting in the frame.  Dry the ink, then trim the cardstock and round the corners. 

Score, cut and fold a natural white A6 card.  Attach the diecuts to the card - attach the greeting with foam tape.  Add three peach-colored gem stickers.

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Hope you like the embossed look too!  It adds quiet details and texture to any background.  

Thanks for visiting!

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