83 posts categorized "2021 Spring Collection"

07/26/2021

Mon 26

Eucalyptus Collage with Delicate Wreath for a Trio of Hello Cards
by Anne Thompson

Eventually I am going to run out of plaid paper...but not today!  I love mixing up Memory Box plaids with Memory Box dots and Memory Box solid cardstock collections as well as thinking up ways to use dies in new combinations.  Today's three cards involve all of those as I pulled plaids and dot papers from my odds and ends box to make three cards.

Here's a look at the first card.

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Card Two

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  • Pale green dot paper to cover front of white notecard
  • Green cardstock from LUSH GREEN 6X6 PACK SP1003 for the Eucalyptus Collage; note the changed orientation of the cut out this time
  • Green plaid for the Delicate Wreath and the Hello Streamlined Script
  • Fairy Jewels

Card Three

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  • Green plaid to cover the front of a white notecard and for the Hello Streamlined Script
  • A different green plaid for the Eucalyptus Collage 
  • Solid green cardstock from the Lush Green Collection for the Delicate Wreath
  • Fairy Jewels applied to the wreath this time

Three cards I can send any time!  Adding the Delicate Wreath to the Eucalyptus Collage brings more dimension and interest to that image. Using plaid papers that have the gold stripes and Fairy Jewels bring on the bling.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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07/15/2021

Thu 15

Create an Ink-Blended Grand Galaxy Birthday Card by Jean Okimoto

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Dreamy blended colors and turquoise jewels transform a galaxy design from a guy-card to a special greeting for a birthday gal. Highlight the details of the new Grand Galaxy 3D Embossing Folder with soft layers of color, accent strips from the 6x6 cardstock collections and the sparkle of custom-colored Clear Jewels.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a quick, double-inked, embossed technique creates a different look each time you use it.  It's a variation of a technique Anne shared earlier - and a process we used for one of my spring card kits.

Cut smooth, heavy white cardstock to 4-¼" x 5-½".  Cover it with soft, blended overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  A little white showing thru the colors is OK.  Colors used here are kitsch flamingo, cracked pistachio, wild honey, wilted violet and peacock feathers.  Use a brayer to apply peacock feathers to the top section of the Grand Galaxy 3D Embossing Folder.

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Quickly spray 4 spritzes of water in the air - then catch the mist with the uninked backside of the cardstock.  Place the damp cardstock in the folder with the  inked side facing the inked half of the folder.  Run it through the diecut machine following your machine's embossing instructions.

Remove the cardstock and heat-set the inks.  Trim it to 3-¾" x 5" with a Rectangle Basics die.  Cut 4-½", 4" and 3" accent strips from the Fresh Aqua, Vibrant Violet and Sunny Orange collections.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink, then cut the greeting with the matching die.  Don't cut the individual greetings apart - it's easier to tape the dies to stamped cardstock for cutting when everything is together.  And they're easier to find (and identify!) when they're together. 

Cut an extra layer from a teal 6x6 sheet - use it to add dimension and a shadow to accent the greeting.

Color Clear Jewels with a turquoise Sharpie or Copic Marker.  Attach everything to a 5-½" square white card - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Try this double-inking technique with some of our other 3D Embossing Folders too.  Thanks for visiting - hope you're liking our Summer Daydreams Collection!

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07/03/2021

Sat 03

Double Stitch Rectangle Floral Treat Wrappers by Jean Okimoto

Thoughtful departure treats add a special touch to any event - especially after social-distancing and hunkering-down for more than a year.  Create these with the Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out dies and layered blossoms from the Spring Collection.

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Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an alternative way to use this versatile die set.  A Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die cuts the basic folded shape - and pressure-embossing with the 2 smaller dies adds the details and scorelines for the bottom.  Cut 8-½" x 3" strips of white cardstock.  Score and fold them at 4-¼".  Place the 4.3" x 3.1" die (3rd largest) so the bottom inner cutting edge is about 1/16" below the folded edge.  Cut the folded cardstock.

Pressure-emboss the folded cardstock with the 2.6" x 3.8" and 2.1" x 3.3" (the next two smaller sizes) dies - tape the larger die along the fold and tape the smaller die inside and adjacent to the larger die.

Unfold the cardstock and reverse the original fold - changing it from a valley-fold to a mountain-fold.  Fold the left and right sides of the cardstock on the innermost scored lines to form a peak.  Fold both sides up against the peak.  Spritz the front side with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Diecut Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Daisies from two shades of the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  Cut the Dreamy Freesia, then cut the small 2-petal section again for paper-piecing.  Cut the flowers again from a light blue Stormy Blue 6x6 and a medium blue Ocean Blue 6x6.  Punch holes for the cord.

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Mix, match and layer the flower diecuts.  Attach them to the treat wrappers.  

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Add ¼" dots punched from the red and gold Holiday Glitter Pad 6x6 sheets.  Use doublestick tape to attach packaged treats inside the wrappers.  Ghiradelli chocolate squares are used here.  Tie the wrapper with gold cord and use the edge of a bone folder or the flower burnishing tool to curl the cord.  For best results follow the curve of the cord and pull the curling tool quickly and firmly along the cord. 

It's a lot easier than it sounds!  Vary the size of the treat packet by using different die sizes - there are 7 dies in the set.  

Thanks for visiting...have a safe and Happy 4th if you're celebrating this weekend!

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06/29/2021

Tue 29

Shaped Flower Thank You Cards
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone! Creating custom thank you cards are such a good way to show how grateful you truly are.  Using the colored paper pad with the flower dies make it simple to create beautiful shaped flowers to accent any card.  Using them on a thank you card just give such special meaning to the recipient. 

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Flower Shaping: 

I started with bot the Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Daisies and die cut them out of Vibrant Violet and Sunny Orange.  The 3 shades of the same color in 1 paper helps with creating depth to the flowers. For the Layered Fresh die cuts I added some white highlights with a Posca pen, flicking the pen from the center of the flower toward the middle of the petal.  I spritz the all the die cuts with water, this helps with holding the shape, then shape the flowers petals from the back then turn them over and press down in the center.  Some I layered 3 to 4 flowers other just 2 layers.  Adhering them together with liquid glue.  For the ones that are more shaped I held the flower together until the glue dried. for the Fresh Flowers I added Strawberry Ice glitter glue to the center.  For the Layered Daisies I used a light brown from the Earth Neutral paper pack. I also cut out some foliage from Layered Daisies from Lush Green paper and lightly shaped them as well.

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Sentiment:

For the sentiment I used the 2nd smallest die from the Matinee Rectangle Layers and die cut out from the darkest in color in the colors used for the flowers. I stamped and heat embossed the Thank You sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set. I chose white embossing powder for the flowers from Vibrant Violets paper and gold for flowers from Sunny Orange paper pack.

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Card Base:

For the card base I used the new woodgrain paper and die cut it out using the Pinpoint Burst Plate to give it some organic texture. The Vibrant Violet colors I used white woodgrain paper and the Sunny Orange I used kraft woodgrain. I ink blended with making colors swirling out from the center out, going lighter the further away from center.  

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Assembly and Accents:

The card base is adhered to a A2 size card. I adhere the sentiment with foam tape over the center of the PinPoint Burst.  Then adhered the flowers around the sentiment.  For the Layered Daisies I added Layered Daisies foliage die cuts.  To bring in some sparkle I added Clear Jewels colored with alcohol markers to match the color scheme.

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06/27/2021

Sun 27

Heart Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this multiple heart die birthday card.  It's a clean and simple card using lots of dies and just a little stamping and heat embossing.
 
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The biggest heart was made with the Memory Box Woodgrain Heart cut from Memory Box pink card stock. It's a wonderful heart die unlike your other heart dies.  But here's a tip, if you don't have this die you can get white or kraft woodgrain card stock from Memory Box and use it to cut any shape die you have and then ink it or color it with markers to make it any color you like!  The woodgrain papers from Memory Box come in white, ivory and kraft colors.
 
The next layer in my heart die stack is the inside of the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die, cut from pastel glitter card stock, also from Memory Box.  On top of that I added the Crystal Heart die also cut from pastel pink glitter paper.  On top of that I added a white cut out I made using the two smallest dies from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out die set cut from white card stock.
 
The sentiment is from Birch Press Design's Crystal Lingo stamp set, heat embossed in white on black card stock then cut with coordinating dies.  Here's one last look:
 
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I finished the card by adding clear Fairy Gems around the outside of the pink heart.
 
Hope you like my card inspiration for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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06/25/2021

Fri 25

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!

Today's card starts with a watercolor background I found in my stash of papers.  I often create various backgrounds and put them in a basket for future use.

I trimmed the watercolor background and mounted it onto a piece of blue cardstock. Next I adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the Bubble Border die from blue cardstock and only used the circles to create bubbles on the background. I sponged white ink over the circles to soften the color and spattered the background with white and orange inks.

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Next, I die cut the jellyfish from watercolor paper and added color to them with orange distress inks. I used foam tape to glue them to the card.

To finish the card, I stamped the word "Hello" in the bottom right hand corner of the card.

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That's it for today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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06/24/2021

Thu 24

Summer Hearts, Layered Daisies, Spritz and Sparkle by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a summer engagement, wedding or anniversary with layers of hearts and flowers.  The Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out set is perfect for any occasion.  Add soft, shimmery highlights to Memory Box Cream Woodgrain cardstock and a Berry Red Collection 6x6 for a custom, color-coordinated look.  

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a summer card using favorite designs from recent releases. Matching metallic papers and solid cardstock can be challenging among different brands, textures and colors.  Our 108 colors of 110# 6x6 papers - 9 collections of 12 colors each - make it so easy!  Just spritz, brayer, sponge or brush it with metallic inks for the perfect match or coordinating color.  

The Woodgrain 8.5x11" cardstock sheets are great on their own - or add shimmery highlights with metallic inks.  The 3 colors - white, cream and kraft - add subtle texture and dimension to any design.

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Cut Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out from Berry Red's dark coral 6x6 sheet.  Cut a coral plaid strip from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green pack using the 1.1 x 6.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

Cut a horizontal grain Cream Woodgrain strip with the .9 x 5.9" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers Die - trim it to 5". Splatter it with just a few specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and heat-set the ink.  Brayer (or sponge) it with Pink Shimmer Delicata and heat-set it again.

Cut the Layered Daisies set twice from Berry Red's light coral 6x6 sheet.  Spritz one set with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  Layer the diecuts - alternating gold-spritzed and un-spritzed petals.  Add the center section.

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 Cream Woodgrain card (6-¼ x 4-½").

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Color 5 of the clear Fairy Jewels with orange and dark pink markers.  I use Sharpies because I have a lot of them - Copic Markers work well too.  Custom-colored jewels are quick and easy with clear Fairy Jewels - 300 jewels per sheet!

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Thanks for visiting - keep cool, safe and hydrated this weekend!

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06/21/2021

Mon 21

Male Birthday Mail
by Anne Thompson

Today I made more guy cards, this time specifically for birthdays...Male Birthday Mail!

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Materials Used

to make this card

  • cut the plaid paper to cover the front of the notecard
  • cut a smaller piece of red cardstock to use as a mat and add it to the front of the card
  • emboss the Toolshed image onto the cream woodgrain paper
  • lightly drag the ink pad over the top of the embossed image to add a bit of color to highlight the tools
  • trim this embossed image down to fit on the mat, leaving a narrow edge of the red exposed
  • cut the Birthday Mail background from a scrap of the red cardstock and the detailed letters from a scrap of the plaid...I found it helpful to add Scor-Tape on the back of the plaid paper to make it easier to place those letters on the background piece.
  • adhere the sentiment to the card front and add a tiny gem to dot the i

Here are the three cards I made...one using the cream woodgrain paper (shown above), one using the KRAFT WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44003, and one using the WHITE WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44002.

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For the kraft paper card I used a larger piece of the woodgrain paper to cover the card front as well as embossing another piece with the toolshed folder.  I also used a brown cardstock from the EARTH NEUTRAL COLLECTION SP1009 as a mat for the embossed image and for the Birthday Mail background.

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I love the texture of the woodgrain papers and the way the woodgrain highlights embossed images especially when I use ink direct-to-paper on the embossing.  Cool! 

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

06/20/2021

Sun 20

Stained Glass Butterfly Birthday Mail
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today today with two cards featuring the "Stained Glass Butterfly", "Pinpoint Burst" and "Birthday Mail Posh Script" dies.
Here's a look at my 2nd card:

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For both cards I cut several black and white butterflies with the die and stacked them up slightly offset from each other.  The plan was to back them with smooshed watercolored paper for the first card, and an alcohol inked panel for the 2nd card.

For card 1 I used the "Pinpoint Burst" die on the white back panel and on the 2nd card I used it directly on the alcohol inked panel.

I added the stacked butterflies to their backgrounds and then added lots of clear fairy gems to the centers of them. The sentiment "Birthday Mail" was die cut from black, white and the smooshed/alcohol inked panels and stacked for dimension. I love that this die has both the thin letters plus an outlined die. It makes it so versatile and you can use it in many ways.

Here's another look at both cards:

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The first card is a regular A2 size card and the 2nd card is a mini slimline card sized at 3" by 6".

Here's one last look:

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I absolutely love combining dies to create card with no stamping.  Memory Box has so many wonderful versatile dies to combine on your cards, be sure to give them a look on the Memory Box website.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angiesignature


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06/19/2021

Sat 19

Color Paper Striping
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Today is my niece’s 16th birthday… I can’t believe she’s driving age already!  Anyway, this started out as her card, but I ended up sending her something else so it would hopefully arrive in time.  My intention was to take advantage of the 6x6 color paper packs that contain four each of 12 different colors of the same color family to create a clean and simple (CAS) ombré stripe background.

I started by picking out four gradient color sheets from the Vibrant Violet paper pack.  Used the Vertical Line Collage die to die cut from each color resulting in 1/8” strips.  Took a square die from Square Basics next and die cut an opening in an A2 sized Bristol panel.  Traced the opening onto the front of a white card base to use as a guide for adhering the strips over.

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Next, the Stained Glass Butterfly was die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  The sentiment from Big and Little Reverse Words was stamped with Archival Black ink and partial die cutting was then used to die cut it out.  Assembled the card to finish… but as an after thought and for something fun, I decided to turn it into a faux shaker card and added a whole bunch of clear jewels. 😂

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Now I wasn’t planning to share this next card because I was making it for my dad for Father’s Day.  I didn’t get a chance to complete it before he passed away.  He was always excited to receive my cards and would proudly display them.  This was the reason I decided to finish it for him and changed my mind about sharing it.  He loved the ocean so…

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Used my paper trimmer to cut strips from the Sunny Orange and Ocean Blue paper packs.  Adhered the strips to Bristol paper before die cutting it out with a circle die.

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The rest is pretty straight forward.  As always all supplies are listed below.  

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Before I go, I wanted to address Jan’s question regarding the Dendritic Paint Printing technique featured in my last post.  You can use any color acrylic paint.  I used white because it is all I have.  I don’t think it will work with ink pads or re-inkers because it needs to be a certain thickness and opacity.  I’ve only seen acrylic paints used, but if you tried other mediums and it worked, please share.

And that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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