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29 posts from December 2022

Sun 18

Love You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple Valentines card featuring the new Pinpoint Burst Heart die and mirror and glitter papers.

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Mirror Background:

Trim the hot pink paper Rainbow Reflections Mirror pad to 4"x5".  Die cut using the Pinpoint Leaf Plate.

Heart Focal Image:

Die cut the Pinpoint Burst Heart die from white card stock.  Add white double sided foam tape behind the  heart.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom Love You Gallery Script die from white card stock and the top from the same hot pink paper Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper.  Glue the top outline on the bottom to create a debossed look.  Die cut the hearts from matching hot pink paper from the Glitzy Glitter card.  Adhere the heard with glue to the heart outline "O"

Assembly:

Create a white, side folding card 4"x5".  Adhere the background to the center of the card creating a boarder on each side.  Adhere the pinpoint heart upper center.  Glue the sentiment to center top and bottom of the heart.

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Sun 18

Love You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple Valentines card featuring the new Pinpoint Burst Heart die and mirror and glitter papers.

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Mirror Background:

Trim the hot pink paper Rainbow Reflections Mirror pad to 4"x5".  Die cut using the Pinpoint Leaf Plate.

Heart Focal Image:

Die cut the Pinpoint Burst Heart die from white card stock.  Add white double sided foam tape behind the  heart.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom Love You Gallery Script die from white card stock and the top from the same hot pink paper Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper.  Glue the top outline on the bottom to create a debossed look.  Die cut the hearts from matching hot pink paper from the Glitzy Glitter card.  Adhere the heard with glue to the heart outline "O"

Assembly:

Create a white, side folding card 4"x5".  Adhere the background to the center of the card creating a boarder on each side.  Adhere the pinpoint heart upper center.  Glue the sentiment to center top and bottom of the heart.

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Sat 17

Love You Blissful Heart
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  Today I am stretching the new Blissful Heart hot foil plate from the 2023 Valentine’s release to create a monochromatic Valentine’s/love card. 

Started by die cutting with the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart die from an A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) Berry Red paper panel.  Took that heart cutout and spritz each side twice with water before dry embossing it with the Blissful Heart hot foil plate through my die cutting machine following the machine’s recommendation.

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Hot foil plates are thicker than regular craft dies, so when dry embossed, it gives a deeper impression.  Next, ink blended Lumberjack Plaid distress ink to the raised areas to help the images show better.  Also added ink to the outside of the A2 panel.  Adhered the A2 panel onto a white card base to inlay the embossed heart back.  But due to the heart shrinking a bit from being dry embossed, another red heart was die cut out and inlaid into the space first.  Mounted the embossed heart on top.

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The Love You Posh Script sentiment was then die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  For some shine and even more dimension, covered it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a total of three times.  Added red Bright Jewels for a bit of sparkle to finish.

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This turned out differently (a lot redder) than what I pictured in my head. 😂   Oh well… that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day. 

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Fri 16

Love and Joy
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have one more Christmas card for you using new and old products.   I used the Heart Ring Stack die from the 2023 Valentine's Day release and turned it into a Christmas card.

I die cut the Heart Ring in the middle of a white cardstock panel and saved the die cut heart outline.

Next, I ink blended a piece white cardstock to go behind the heart die cut. 

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I glued this panel behind the die cut and glued the heart outline in place.  I adhered the white card front to a black cardstock mat and then used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

Next, I stamped, colored and cut out the images and used foam tape to adhere them to the card.

The sentiment I stamped and white heat embossed and glued it under the row of hearts.

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I decided that the card needed a little something else so I added gold ink spatters.

That's it for today and my last post for 2022.  See you next year and have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Thu 15

Rings of Love by Jean Okimoto

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Thanks goodness Heart Ring Stack from our Valentines '23 Collection is perfect for a delayed post!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here.  Confusion, senior moments and cocker spaniel chemo issues led to today's afternoon post on a Thursday instead of Friday.  So happy we have great rescue dies for a quick project!

Blend pink inks on white cardstock - tapering off to a very light application at one end.  Spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Flatten curling cardstock by gently heat-setting it from both back and front sides.  Cut it with the 1-½" x 6-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Cut the new Heart Ring Stack from white cardstock.  Use the offcut outline as a stencil - blend Distress Oxide picked raspberry, abandoned coral and flamingo kitsch inks onto the rectangle.

Dry the inks and attach the Heart Ring Stack.

Cut part of the delicate new Love You Gallery Script from the light gold Majestic Hues Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the solid sections twice from white cardstock.  Assemble the greeting - offset the underlying white layer for dimension.

Cut a small heart from a scrap of the inked cardstock and attach it to the greeting. Add the greeting's gold heart to the Heart Ring Stack.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").   Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Thanks for visiting.  Keep warm...see you next week!

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Wed 14

In Between Seasons
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Memory Box has a new Valentine release, but I'm not quite finished with my Christmas cards yet. I thought it would be a good idea to pair one of the new Valentine dies with Christmas items to make a card. I am a great proponent of practical crafting items that can be used year-round.

To make the card, I cut out my heart from a paper pack called "Garland." I thought it matched the Valentine/Christmas theme really well. I also paired it with a holly branch die as well as a sweet bird die.

The sentiment comes from a clear stamp set called "Sweet Christmas." It includes this sentiment as well as another that would pair well with a heart/hearts. It reads, " Christmas is not about the gifts we receive but rather the love we give."

I added a bit of Pine Needles Distress ink to my bright green leaves to give them a bit of dimension. Here is a close up:

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To finish everything, I embossed my sentiment in gold and added a few gems for the holly berries.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Tue 13

Lightly Layered Luxe Peony by Jean Okimoto

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Create a layered Luxe Peony card to brighten someone's day - especially a cold almost-winter day!  The Berry Red 6x6 Collection has the perfect array of pretty pinks to build a poufy peony.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple any-occasion card featuring our newest floral set.

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Cut Layered Peony from light, medium and dark shades of pink from the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the stem from a Lush Green Collection 6x6.  Assemble the flower - the multiple layers create their own natural dimension - you won't need to decide where and when to use foamtape!

Cut the diagonal plaid - from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6 - with the medium Stylish Rectangles die.

Cut For You Posh Script from heavy white cardstock and a green Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.  Spritz the white background diecut with a light mist of water to soften the cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed overlay die.  This creates a recessed area to contain and adhere the glittered diecut and adds extra dimension.

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Attach the diecuts to a pale green notecard - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add green Bright Jewels.  

Hope you're enjoying the Design Team ideas from our Valentine '23 Collection!  See you again on Thursday...

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Mon 12

Love-ly Hearts and Peony Card For You for Any Occasion
by Anne Thompson

I'm loving everything in the newest 2023 Valentines collection.  You can find it here.  Today's card features lots of hearts and a peony and plaids, of course.

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  • I started with a top-fold white A2 note card and added a pink and blue plaid paper from SPRING PLAID PP1012 to nearly cover the whole front, leaving a very narrow white strip around the outer edge.
  • Next I cut the PINPOINT BURST HEART 94639 and the HEART RING STACK 94662 from a pink mirror card paper in the VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002.

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  • I used a glue pen to add the Heart Ring stack at the top edge of the card. 
  • I used Scor-Tape to add the Pinpoint Burst Heart at a bit of an angle and over the bottom edges of some of the other hearts.
  • Next I cut the LUXE PEONY 94714 twice, once from a pink plaid and once from a blue plaid, both papers from the Spring Plaid paper pad.

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  • I used the picture on the envelope to help me figure out how to put all the little pieces in place (I think I came close), mixing the two plaids to create the peony.  I used Glue Dots to assemble the flower and I tucked the extra pieces in the envelope for another project.
  • I decided to use some purple plaid leaves I had already cut that were in the envelope with the EXQUISITE LEAF SET dies 94664.  

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  • I used a Glue Dot to add the leaves under the peony and popped the peony up with a large foam dimensional dot in the center of the heart.
  • I chose the FOR YOU POSH SCRIPT 94709 for the sentiment and cut it from the scraps left from making the peony.  I used a glue pen to add the detailed letters onto the background and then used glue to add the sentiment to the bottom left on the card front.

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  • To finish the card I added three blue-pink WINTER FANTASY FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM102 to the right side of the card.

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This design could be made in any number of color combinations and could be used for so many different occasions, even though the featured dies are from the 2023 Valentines collection.  In whites and grays and silver this could be a card for Winter Solstice; in reds and greens and white it could be a Christmas card; in blues and white and gold--Hanukkah; in champagne/gold/silver--Happy New Year...I'm sure you can think of lots more possibilities.  

Happy crafting!

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Sun 11

Sending Love Mini Slimline Valentines Card
by Sara Cook

Good morning, Valentines day is coming up! My new card design featuring the new heart ring stack and Sending love daily script.

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Background:

Trim cream card stock to two and three quarters by five and three quarters. Using the plastic wrapper for the dies, smush distress ink kitsch flamingo onto the plastic wrap. Lightly sprit with water and smush the ink randomly onto the card base, repeat processes but using distress ink, squeeze lemonade and mild lavender then dry with a heat gun. Next splatter with white calligraphy ink.  Adhere to a pink Vintage Pastel Mirror paper and trim down, leaving an 1/8" boarder.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom of the Sending Love Daily Script die from pink Vintage Pastel Mirror paper.  Die cut the top from heavy white card stock. Adhere the outline on top of the peach mirror paper to create a debossed look.  **Note this die can either create a debossed or embossed sentiment. 

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Heart:

Die cut the Heart Ring Stack from heavy white card stack 3 time.  Glue 2 of the die cuts together.  Set aside the 3rd for later.

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Assembly:

Adhere the background to a white mini slimline top folding card.  Adhere the "sending" to the top middle, then the Heart Ring Stack die cut, and "Love" to the bottom middle.  Add some Berry Mist Fairy Sugar to 3 of the hearts.  

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Sat 10

Lovebirds
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a tweet 😉 CAS (clean and simple) card to share today using a few new products from the new 2023 Valentine’s release along with some previously released ones.  

The background was from my stash and it was dry embossed with the Pinpoint Burst Plate die.  The new Pinpoint Burst Heart was die cut from Bristol paper and from thick white paper to stack for dimension.  The back layer of the Layered Birds was die cut from Vibrant Violet paper while the top layer was die cut from white cardstock.  Colored the top layer by ink blending Picked Raspberry and Milled Lavender distress inks (DI).  The Woodland Branch was die cut from gray cardstock and shading added with a C4 Copic Sketch marker.  

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The small heart was die cut from the Delicate Pastel Glitter paper pack using the new Heart Ring Stack die.  The sentiment is Bristol paper die cut with the new Sending Love Daily Script die set.  Flipped the “n” upside down for the “u”.   To match the birds, ink blended Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves DI on these letters, then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for more sparkle.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then dotted the birds’ eyes with a black pen to finish.

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To see the other fabulous products from the 2023 Valentine’s release, click HERE.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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