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29 posts from February 2021

Thu 18

Sideways Over the Rainbow by Jean Okimoto

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The new Arched Collage and Color Wheel 6x6's create a perfect rainbow - like on Michelle's Rainbow Shaker card.  Or add a watercolored Wrapped Stitched Rectangle, Color Wheel 6x6's bright pastels, and Graceful Garden glitter diecuts for a totally different look.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to take advantage of these great dies and papers from our 2021 Spring Collection.

MemoryBoxArchedCollage, MemoryBoxThankYouPoshScript, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxGracefulGardenGlitterPad, MemoryBoxStitchedRainBoots, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6Pack, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6Pad, MemoryBoxFreshAqua6x6Pad, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6Pad, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, JeanOkimoto, WordDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, CollageCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Cut watercolored paper with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with Arched Collage.  Save the offcuts for another project.

Cut 3" strips of the Color Wheel cardstock in different widths (from left to right) - 1-¼", 1", ¾", 1", 1". They're from these sets - Twilight Purple, Vibrant Violet, Sunny Orange and Fresh Aqua.

Tape them together to keep them intact, then attach them behind the Arched Collage.  There are 9 Color Wheel 6x6 Sets - a total of 108 beautiful colors!  Use your favorite shades (or the recipient's) and vary the widths for different looks.  Or stack the colors vertically, like a real rainbow.

Cut a white Thank You Posh Script background.  Cut the delicate top layer from the pink Graceful Garden Glitter Pad sheet.  

Cut Stitched Rain Boots (a classic favorite for many years) and punch ¼" dots from the glitter sheet too.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for boot on the right.

MemoryBoxArchedCollage, MemoryBoxThankYouPoshScript, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxGracefulGardenGlitterPad, MemoryBoxStitchedRainBoots, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6Pack, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6Pad, MemoryBoxFreshAqua6x6Pad, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6Pad, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, JeanOkimoto, WordDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, CollageCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Slimline cards are always a nice surprise in the mail.  The envelopes look like plain everyday mail - finding your handcrafted card inside makes it extra-special!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and safe.  See you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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Wed 17

Shaped Mailbox Giftcard Holders
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone!  I don’t know about you, but I’m loving the 2021 spring release!  There are so many amazing products that it was a little challenging figuring ou where to start. 😂  But I ended up creating a shaped mailbox birthday gift card holder two ways, using the Nested Globes dies.  

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First up is the more involved masculine version.  The largest globe die in the set measures 5.1”x4”.  I wanted to make it A2 height size, so the second darkest blue sheet from the Ocean Blue paper pack was trimmed to 5.5”x 4”.  The dome was die cut on the one end, leaving the other end untouched.  Next, took an A2 size white top folding card base and trimmed it down to 4” wide and approximately 1/16” shorter in length.  Partial die cut the dome part on the card base, ensuring the cutting edge extends past the fold like so...

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...resulting in this.

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Next, align and adhere the blue piece onto the card base using temporary adhesive.  Use the third largest die in the set and die cut the “mailbox legs” using the straight end of the die.

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With the Ocean Blue paper being 110 lb and my card base 220 lb. (110lb. folded), I was not sure if the die would cut through it all.  I ran it through a few times with shims and luckily it worked and didn’t break my machine. 😂

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Using the same third largest die, partial die cut the blue piece like so.

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Score between the two end points to create the hinged door that when opened will reveal the gift card.

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To complete this gift card holder, the Birthday Mail Posh Script was die cut from the darkest colour paper in the Ocean Blue paper pack and from Bristol paper, then stacked and offset.  Used two dies from Rectangle Basics to die cut a frame twice from the first blue colour paper.  The handle were two 2.25”x0.25” strips each scored at 0.25” and 0.5” on one end and adhered to create a loop with each other.  Adhered the darkest blue colour paper to the card base behind the opening.  Added adhesive to the perimeter and assembled to finish.

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The second feminine version is simpler and the colours inspired by this month’s Pretty Purples challenge.  I made this one the same size as the largest die (5.1”x4”) and followed the same steps above to create the base and front.  But instead of a hinged door, I just used the smallest globe die to cut a mail slot for the gift card.

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The Spring Plaid and Twilight Purple paper packs along with the Glade Butterfly were used for this one. Everything is pretty straight forward, but if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments. 

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And that’s it for me today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.

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Tue 16

Rainbow Shaker Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a rainbow shaker card! I used the newest Spring 2021 supplies!   

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I created the card base, a  3 1/2 x 8 1/2  slimline style. I die cut the panel with the Slimline Basic Rectangle Die. 

Center and secure the Arched Collage Die, die cut.  Trim a piece of clear acetate and secure behind the die cut arch. 

Using the same Arched Collage Die, die cut each color of the rainbow. Save the extra cut outs for later projects.

Place each rainbow color into their perspective slot in the die cut panel.  Secure with washi tape.

Turn the panel upside down and add a layer of glue to each color arch. 

Turn panel right side up and center it on top of card base. Press firmly on rainbow arches. After a minute, gently remove washi tape.

Stamp the sentiment in the top, right corner.   Turn die cut panel upside down and add a double layer of foam tape framing out the rainbow.

Scatter a mix of sequins on top of the rainbow. Secure the top, die cut panel over the sequins and rainbow.

Die cut and adhere the butterfly.

Enjoy shaking! 

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Thanks for peeking! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!!

Michellesignature (1)

 

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Mon 15

Mixed Floral Bouquets
by Anne Thompson

I made two cards for today's post using several of the new floral dies and plaids and solid color cardstocks from the new 6X6 pads to create some mixed floral bouquets.

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materials used on the Lavender Stems card

  • LAVENDER STEMS 94535
  • SEED STEMS 94534
  • "Thank You" stamp from JOYFUL MOMENTS CL5266
  • Green Oasis VersaFine Clair Ink
  • white notecard
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET 6X6 PAD PP1014
  • TWILIGHT PURPLE COLLECTION 6X6 PAD SP1008
  • LUSH GREEN COLLECTION 6X6 PAD SP1003
  • purple gems
  • green satin ribbon bow

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If you look at this card closely and the photo below you will notice that I forgot to add something to my photo.  Got it?  I used green cardstocks from the Lush Greens cardstock pad to die cut the SEED STEMS.

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the second card, oranges

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and the materials used

  • DAISY STEMS 94538
  • SEED STEMS 94534
  • WILDFLOWER STEMS 94537
  • white notecard
  • LUSH GREENS COLLECTION 6X6 PAD SP1003
  • MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN 6X6 PAD PP1013
  • orange satin ribbon bow

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I love the look of the various plaid papers for the flower blossoms and the wide variety of greens from the Lush Green Collection for stems and leaves.  Using different but complementary plaids for the backgrounds adds even more texture and interest to each card.  I can see making many of these cards for all sorts of occasions.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

 

 

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Sun 14

Bunny Hugs for a Snowy Weekend by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxFreshGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, BunnyDiecuts, PlaidPapers, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAmdCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone celebrating today!  Decisions, decisions...should I design another Valentine, a "let it snow," or a Bunny Face card for today's post?  Bunny Face won - it's too irresistible to wait for spring.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a sunny-bright card on a snowy Seattle weekend.

I used a ton of new Spring Collection designs and colors - they (amazingly) all fit onto one slimline card.  Dave's always designed great dies, stamps and 6x6's - now the introduction of 9 Color Wheel paper sets makes it even easier to create cards. They'll add bright splashes of color to my card kits for Impress and Stamps+Memories too. 

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxFreshGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, BunnyDiecuts, PlaidPapers, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAmdCrafts, StampsAndMemories

We have Spring Plaid Slim papers too - 65#, double-sided, with gold highlights on one side.  Cut a sheet of it with the new Slim Basic Rectangle Layers 2.2" x 7.2" die.  It's great to have this slim set for perfect layers - wonky handcut rectangles are too obvious on slim cards!

Cut the Wooden Alpha letters from the Twilight Purple Color Wheel sheet - run the dies through the machine with the grain (lengthwise) for great results.  

Cut Layered Daisies from the Sunny Orange (2 yellow shades) and Fresh Green Color Wheel sheets. 

Cut Bunny Face from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Cut the ear sections from the pink Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad sheet.  Glue a tiny scrap of pink behind the nose section.  Cut the month/nose section again from the purple sheet and attach it behind the face for a slightly offset shadow effect.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white with Neon Purple.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the stamp set's die and trim it to 1-¼".

Attach everything to a white slimline card - use foamtape for the greeting.

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxFreshGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, BunnyDiecuts, PlaidPapers, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAmdCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Thanks for visiting...hope you're enjoying the new collection as much as we are!

Jeansignature-3

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Fri 12

Wishing You Happiness
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. I'm excited to be sharing some of the newest products for the Spring Line.  

I used  All the Happiness clear stamp and die set. I paired the stamp up with Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die Set.  The cascading floral bouquet

works perfectly with this slimline die.
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I stamped the bouquet with black ink and colored them Copic Markers.  I secured the coordinating die and ran it through my die cutting machine.

I die cut the two largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles. On the smaller die cut rectangle, I stamped the smaller bouquet in each corner. I used 

antique linen distress ink.  I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner.
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I adhered the largest slim line die cut the the card base. Than I layered the smaller slimline die cut and die cut bouquet with foam tape.

I adhered some gold sequins than finished the card with some gold paint splatter.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michellesignature (1)
 

 

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Fri 12

Time to Celebrate by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today's card features new products from the 2021 Memory Box release.

I love that Dave included more slimline dies in this release. It took me a while to warm up to the slimline card design, but now I like it!

To make this card, I started by die cutting one of the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles from a piece of watercolor paper.  I used used Distress Oxide Inks to ink the background. Next I spritzed the background with plain water and dried the paper. Once the paper was dry I spattered it with white ink.

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I knew I wanted to use Wildflower and Daisy Stem dies for my card, so I die cut several from white cardstock.  Once I picked the die cuts I was using, I glued them to my background. 

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I know my paper looks very wavy in this picture, but it was still wet. Once it was dry it flattered right out. 

At this point, I felt it needed a little contrast so I die cut a few gray stems from the new solid color cardstock. 

Next, I die cut the Sylvan Butterfly, the background is blue cardstock and the outline is dark gray. I glued only the center of the outline of the butterfly to the background butterfly. I glued black wire to the back of the butterfly for antennas and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card, I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment and added some gray rhinestones. 

That's it for today! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

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Thu 11

Slimline Seed Stems and a Wrapped Stitched Rectangle by Jean Okimoto

 

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Tall and slim (wishful thinking!) is easy with the new slimline dies from the 2021 Spring Collection.  The 5-piece set of Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles adds a casual, artsy look when you need a simple accent strip to balance the main design elements.  The 13-piece Slim Basic Rectangle Layers is great for cutting the new plaids - and anything else requiring the right proportions for slimline cards.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline card featuring our newest 6x6 papers and the delicate Seed Stems set. Gardens may be resting - or covered in snow - right now, but we have a new collection of dies and Color Wheel cardstock 6x6's to create pretty floral cards for any occasion. 

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Cut the 6x6 Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet with the 6.4" x 1.4" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut it  vertically to include a bit of extra paper at the top edge near the punched hole.  

Cut the coral sheet from the Berry Red 6x6 Color Wheel set with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.

Cut a 1" x 4-½" strip of Open Studio Watercolor Paper - mine was from a stash of paper brayered and sponged with orange, pink and coral inks.  

Cut the delicate, airy new Seed Stems from white cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Big and Little Reverse Words clear stamp and die set - on white cardstock with Morocco Memento Luxe.  Heat-set the ink, let it cool, then cut it with the greeting strip die included in the stamp set.  No wonky-trimming here!

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add ¼" dots punched from the yellow Graceful Garden Glitter Pad sheet. MemoryBoxSeedStems, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxFrostedGlitterPad, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, FlowerDies, PlaidPapers, DiecutFlowers, MementoLuxe, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Hope you're enjoying the 2021 Spring Collection designs we're sharing.  Be sure your favorite online stores and independent retailers have this great release!  

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

Jeansignature-3

 

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Thu 11

Just Add Plaid by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBrightHearts, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxHolidayGlitterPad, HeartDiecuts, GlobeDiecuts, Plaidy6x6, WoodgrainDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Madras Plaid, Heart Streamer Globe and bold Wooden Alphas create an easy way to design a quick guy card for the 14th.  Loving the new dies, plaids and Color Wheel 6x6 cardstock sets from our 2021 Spring Collection!  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with one of many cards featuring this wonderful release of dies, papers, stamps and an embossing folder too.  There are so many great designs and colors to chose from I didn't know where to start.  It includes nine 6x6 110# cardstock sets of beautiful colors - every color you'll ever need!  The packs are named Berry Red, Sunny Orange, Lush Green, Fresh Aqua, Ocean Blue, Stormy Blue, Vibrant Violet, Twilight Purple and Earth Neutral.

MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBrightHearts, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxHolidayGlitterPad, HeartDiecuts, GlobeDiecuts, Plaidy6x6, WoodgrainDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Cut Heart Streamer Globe from Berry Red's dark red 6x6 sheet.  Cut the Madras Plaid Coral and Green background with a Nested Globe die.  Cut one large and two smaller Bright Hearts from the red Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

Cut Wooden Alpha's XOXO from Sunny Orange's pale yellow 6x6 sheet.  Cut the letters again from the dark red sheet.

Attach everything to a cream A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  

MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBrightHearts, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxHolidayGlitterPad, HeartDiecuts, GlobeDiecuts, Plaidy6x6, WoodgrainDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Let the dies and papers do the work for you when the holiday - or occasion - is almost here. It's easy to coordinate elements and colors when everything is as well-designed as the 2021 Spring Collection is!  It's also easy to have a totally different look with different color combos like peach/pink, bright red/gray or fuchsia/pale pink. Choose the receipient's favorite colors and create a card just for them!

Thanks for visiting - see you again this afternoon with a slimline design from our latest collection...

Jeansignature-3

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Wed 10

"Blooming" 3D Embossing Folder Video with Black Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today, with a short video and two cards made using the beautiful newly released "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder."  Memory Box 3D embossing folders are gorgeous and give your projects wonderful texture with lots of detail.  For card #1, I used a large portion of the embossed panel and for card #2, I used just a tiny portion of a black panel.

Here's a short video of the making of these two cards. It also shows in detail how I colored these beautiful embossed flowers with colored pencils on black card stock.

 

 

Here's a look at card #1 with the extra coloring done with Prismacolor pencils.

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Supplies used for card #1  

1) "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder"

2) "Joyful Moments" stamp set for sentiment

3) "Crystal Frame" die (small one to frame sentiment

4) "Rectangle Basics Set" for large embossed & colored panel

Other- aqua matt chalk polish, gold paint pen, fun foam, colored pencils, white embossing powder, Versamark ink, black and white card stock

 

Here's a look at the 2nd card:

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Supplies used for card #2

1) "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder"

2) "Joyful Moments" stamp set for sentiment

3) "Crystal Frame" die (large one to frame the black embossed section)

4) "Stitched Rectangle Layers" die set for sentiment

Other: aqua matt chalk polish, black and white card stock, crystal gems, Versamark ink, white embossing powder

 

Below is the panel for card #1, completely colored before I made it into a card.

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Here's one last look at both cards:

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I hope you like my cards with 3D embossing on black card stock. Memory Box 3D embossing folders are so detailed and pretty. I love the texture they add to projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angiesignature

 

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