43 posts categorized "2023 Fall"

01/13/2024

Sat 13

Winter Tree Arch Blues
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  With the weather going from unseasonably mild to unseasonably freezing cold in a day here, it inspired me to create this wintry card featuring never before used (NBUS) Winter Tree Arch die with some leftover pine tree die cut pieces from this post.

Partial die cutting was used with the Winter Tree Arch die to make the trees taller from its original design (see comparison photo below).  Subsequently, partial die cutting was also done with the Nested Globes dies to create the matching arch background and frame.

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Faded Jeans and Speckled Egg distress inks (DI) were then ink blended on the background piece before splattering it with diluted white gouache paint for snow.  Kept the pine trees white, but for some sparkle, die cut the top layers from white glitter paper. 

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The sentiment was also die cut from white glitter paper and mounted on its navy blue shadow.  Assembled the card onto a white woidgrain panel to finish.

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 And that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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10/28/2023

Sat 28

Happy Fall with Mirror Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a pretty "Happy Fall" card on this fine October day!

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To create my card I used the brand newly released "Happy Fall Posh Script" word die, the "Birch Tree Forest 3D embossing folder, and the "Gypsy Oak Leaves" die set.

First I dry embossed a panel of Memory Box watercolor cardstock with the birch tree folder and set it aside.  I took two more pieces of the watercolor paper and used Distress Inks and my water sprayer on my glass mat and smooshed the watercolor paper into the ink water mixture.  I did each color separately and dried them in between each color.  I started with the lightest, Mustard Seed, then Spiced Marmalade, 3 shades of green (Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive mixed together with the water), Brushed Corduroy, and then Aged Mahogany.

I used one colored panel to cut the base of the leaves from and the other for my card's background.  I also cut some of the base of the leaves from white card stock for stacking them and giving them dimension.  For the leaves outline dies and the background word die, I used the copper/orange color mirror cardstock from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad."   I also cut extras of the word dies from white cardstock for more stacking and dimension.

Then all I had to do was add the embossed panel to the smooshed background, add the stacked leaves and stacked sentiment and my card was complete.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today.  The latest release from Memory Box had just a bit of fall goodies and lots of upcoming Christmas/Winter Holiday products, including some brand new foiled sentiment strips tabs.  There's also lots of 3D embossing folders with dies, stencils. and so many gorgeous dies to chose from.  For links to all my products, please click HERE to go to my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to come back each day for more inspiration from our design team.

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10/26/2023

Thu 26

Halloween Display Dome
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute Halloween project for you.

I started with a Tim Holtz Display Dome, and used die cuts to decorate the dome.

From black cardstock, I die cut the trees and the haunted house.  I die cut 2 houses and sandwiched a piece of vellum between the 2 houses.  The trees were die cut with the Ghosts in the Forest die and trimmed at the bottom to fit in the dome.

Next, I die cut 2 ghosts from white cardstock and glued them to the back of the Haunted House.

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To assemble the dome, I used a glue gun to glue the house to the base of the dome.  Next, I glued the trees to the base.  I glued a layer of moss to the base and a little pumpkin in front of the house.

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To finish the dome, I white heat embossed the word "Boo" on a strip of black cardstock.  I punched a hole on each side of the stamped strip, threaded a piece of twine through the holes and wrapped it around the base of the dome.

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That's it for today!  Have a great Halloween! πŸŽƒ

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10/19/2023

Thu 19

Best Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card is inspired by all the beautiful autumn colors!  

To make this card card, I started by die cutting the new Gypsy Oak Leaves several times from colored cardstock.  I glued all the outline leaf shapes to the solid leaf die cuts.  

I used the one of the Wrapped Stitched Rectangles to die cut a card panel from the White Woodgrain cardstock.  

Next, I glued my die cut leaves to the panel and spattered it with gold ink.  

I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white cardstock and gold heat embossed it.  I inked  the edges of the sentiment strip with gold ink and used foam tape to adhere it to the card. 

 

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That's it for today!  Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week!

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10/06/2023

Fri 06

Fall-ing Gypsy Oak Leaves by Jean Okimoto

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Capture the colors of a autumn sunset on a background for the new Gypsy Oak Leaves.  Heat-embossed speckles and the new Happy Fall Posh Script greeting add golden highlights.  Hi, Jean here - with another way to use the great new die from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder set.

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Attach Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder die to smooth white cardstock and create ink-blended blocks of warm fall pastels.  Distress Oxides were used here - spiced marmalade, kitsch flamingo, wild honey and dried marigold.  Remove and clean the die and heat-set the inks.  

The new Snow Flurries Stencil is great for random scattered speckles  - perfect for those of us who are ink-splatter-challenged.  Stencil a few of the dots with VersaMark and heat-emboss them with detail gold powder.  Diecut the blocks - save the extras for another project.

Cut Gypsy Oak Leaves from light- and medium-coral cardstock.  Assemble the leaves - slightly offset.

Glue 2 layers of white cardstock together and diecut the Happy Fall Posh Script Background.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed greeting using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Cut the detailed greeting from the gold Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (6-ΒΌ" x 4-Β½").  Add light gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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09/17/2023

Sun 17

Fall Blessings
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Pumpkins are not just for Halloween. πŸ˜‰  I’m using the Autumn Pumpkin die from the 2023 Fall collection again, and this time using it to create a fall / thanksgiving card.

All images / pieces were die cut from various white paper and/or cardstock.  Ink blending with blending brushes and distress inks (DIs) were used to color them, except for the pumpkin and leaves.  Copic Sketch markers E41/43, W3 and BG99 were used to color the white pumpkin, while the orange leaves were done by ink smooshing diluted Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge DIs.  The large Layered Daisies were die cut three times and their centers were from Riverbank Large Layered Blooms.

DIs used include:
large daisies - Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs
small daisies - Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet
Layered Greenery Stems - Iced Spruce 

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The Mini Varsity Alphabet letters were die cut from gold Vintage Pastel Mirror paper and adhered onto a dark brown cardstock strip.  The background panel is cream woodgrain paper scored vertically at 1” intervals, then an Antique Linen DI cube was dragged direct-to-paper down its length to help bring out the woodgrain texture.  Assembled the card onto a cream color card base to finish.

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week,  

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09/16/2023

Sat 16

Violet Sparkle Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a quick and simple card but using Memory Box glitter papers it makes it shine.

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Background:

Die cut the Fanciful Gilded Frame from a purple/red glitter paper from eh Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.  Trim a lighter matching paper from the Vibrant Violet pad to A2.  Ink blend the edges with Black Soot Distress ink. Adhere the frame die cut on the paper.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the top Happy Birthday Tender Scrip  die from the same Graceful Garden Glitter paper. Die cut the bottom Happy Birthday Tender Scrip die from the same Vibrant Violet paper and a heavy weight card stock.  Adhere the 2 together for more depth. Ink blend around the outside edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.  Adhere the top die cut.

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Assembly:

Adhere the background on a side folder white A2 size card.  Adhere the sentiment in the center.

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09/15/2023

Fri 15

Flower Garden Ghosts by Jean Okimoto

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Do flower garden witches wear colorful hats to match their flowers?  They do today!  Hi, Jean here with another mix of new designs, , stash favorites and two little ghosts from Poppystamps.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the second-largest A2 Rectangle Frames die - no measuring, guessing or wonky edges!

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Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from coral cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from light peachy-orange cardstock.  Cut the hatband from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the hat.

Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys ghosts from the textured side of Memory Box Watercolor Paper.

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Cut the Boo Posh Script background from a scrap of the Garland floral print.  Cut the delicate greeting overlay from the light peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.

Attach the diecuts to a dark peach notecard - use foam tape for the ghosts' heads and hat.  Attach pale beige/pink Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Halloween isn't just orange, black and white anymore.  We have winter pastels and spring pastels - let's add fall pastels to our repertoire.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend! Jeansignature-3

 

 

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09/13/2023

Wed 13

Glittery Pumpkins on the Vine
by Anne Thompson

I've got more pumpkins--glittery ones on a glittery vine!

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to make this card

  • start with a plain white notecard and add a piece of green plaid paper 5 1/4 X 4 to the front; this plaid that was in my scrap box is from MAGNOLIA PLAID 6X6 PP1021
  •  die cut the MAGNOLIA LEAF BRANCH 94721 in green glitter paper from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007

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  • die cut two pumpkins from orange glitter paper and their stems and leaves from green glitter paper, both from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007 using the AUTUMN PUMPKIN 94690 die

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  • add the leafy branch to the front of the note card

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  • use glue dots to adhere the stems to the pumpkins
  • put dimensional foam in two different thicknesses on the center back of the pumpkins 
  • at this point I decided to orient the card with the fold at the top in order to place the pumpkins in the bottom right corner
  • loop the stems over the branch and adhere the pumpkins to the front of the card, one slightly higher and on top of the other
  • add one leaf to each pumpkin and place the other pumpkin leaves on the vine

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There's plenty of room to add an appropriate sentiment in the upper left once I decide who will get this card and for what occasion.  I've been doing this with most of the cards I've been making lately as I'm building up a stash of fall-themed cards and I don't send many at Halloween.  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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09/12/2023

Tue 12

Halloween Forest Scene by Jean Okimoto

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Create a Halloween forest scene with the familiar favorite Ghosts in the Forest set and the new Autumn Pumpkin.  Add a creature from the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys too!  Hi, Jean here a mix of old favorites and new designs from our fall collections.

Cut the green and white Garland 6x6 floral print with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames Die.  Cut the rectangle with Ghosts in the Forest. Attach the outer edges of the rectangle to a greenish/gray side-folded A2 card.  

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Cut the small ghost - from the Ghosts in the Forest set - from the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  

Cut Autumn Pumpkin from bright orange Sunny Orange Collection sheet.  Cut the leaf and tendril from green cardstock.

Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys dinosaur  from bright green cardstock.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind their faces.

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Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the dinosaur and the ghost's head.  Add orange Bright Jewels.

Thanks for visiting...see you on Friday!

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