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29 posts from September 2023

Tue 19

Merry Christmas
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a fun Christmas card using some of the beautiful newly released dies from the latest release!   You have to check out this release, it's big and has so many beautiful things, including some new already foiled sentiments, new papers, 3D embossing folders and so much more.

For my card today I used the Vintage Tray 3D embossing folder and coordinating die set.  I only used the embossing folder and not the die.  But it's very cool and it cuts out each shape of the woodgrain sections plus the outside frame that also has lots of pretty detail.  I added the embossed panel to a white card base and then started cutting my pieces from white card stock.  I actually cut everything from white and colored them with alcohol markers.  Only the bottom of the birds was colored differently, with ink blending.

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First I cut the Classic Pine Needle Springs die and colored them with a dark green.  Next I cut the Woodgrain Bird House, colored all the pieces and glued them together.  Once it was together, I added lots of sparkle pen to the snow on top of the house.  Here's a closer look at all that sparkle:

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I cut the 2 birds from the Nested Chickadee Duo die set and colored all the pieces before I put them together.  And lastly I cut the Merry Christmas Jolly Script die, also from white and used red markers on the larger layering background piece to lay the thinner letters on top of.  Just remember to save the inside of your "e" and your "a" so you can add those pieced to the red background.

Once I was happy with the layout, I started glueing some pieces down and popping some up on foam tape for dimension.  Here's one last look:

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I really love those cute birds and that birdhouse.  There are other birds in the release including a cardinal, so check out all the new goodies from the 2023 Christmas release.

If you are interested in the products I used today, please visit my blog HERE for more information.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the team.

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Tue 19

Winter Wishes from the Christmas 2023 Collection by Jean Okimoto

 

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The Christmas 2023 Collection has arrived!  The festive release is filled with dies, stencils, 3D embossing folders, stamps, 6x6 prints and plaids - and convenient new ready-to-go foil greeting tabs. And a beautiful set of holiday floral rub-on transfers too!  It's everything you'll need for holidays!

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Cut the Aurora Snowflake background from a pale blueish-white Delicate Pastel glitter pad sheet.  Cut the detailed snowflake from the blue Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  

Cut the tiny snowflake pattern from the new Poinsettia Garland 6x6 with the 2-½" x 3-¾" A2 Rectangle Frames die.  Cut turquoise cardstock with the 2-¾" x 4" rectangle frames die.

Glue 2 layers of white cardstock together and cut the solid background of the Merry Christmas Charmed Script.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed overlay die .  Cut the detailed top layer from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Attach the greetings - pressure embossing creates a debossed outline to receive the top layer. 

Two ways to dot the starburst "i" in Christmas - just attach the tiny little dot offcut, or use a screwpunch to create a tiny hole and attach a scrap of the turquoise Rainbow Reflections behind the hole.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Attach turquoise Bright Jewels.

 

View the Christmas 2023  catalog:

 

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Thanks for visiting...hope your favorite Retailer has ordered our Christmas 2023 Collection for your holiday projects.

 See you on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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Mon 18

Snowy Scene Christmas Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  It is an exciting day!  Christmas 2023 release is here!!! it is my favorite time of the year.  I have a snow globe tag card today.  There is so many different products released and I couldn't help but us a lot of them.  

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Background:

Stamp the Aurora Snowflake on a 4" x 5 1/4" white card stock with VersaMark ink.  Heat emboss using a clear glitter embossing powder.  

Globe Tag:

Die cut the 3rd from largest Nest Globes die from white card stock.  Ink blend using Fresh Ink Silicone Blue.  Add snow bu using the Snow Flurries stencil and white texture base on the top 2/3 of the tag.  Let dry.  Use a hole punch to add a hole at the top center of the tag.  Die cut the Winter Tree Arch from Kraft card stock.  Add some shading using Vintage Photo Distress ink. Add dries white glue to the tops of the tree and then cover with Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  Let dry Die cut the Winter Tree Arch from white card stock and trim off the trees.  Ink with VersaMark ink and heat embossing using the same embossing power as for the background.  Adhere the Winter Tree Arch to the tag and then the snow bank on top of the trees.  Add foam tape to the back.

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Deer:

Die cut the deer from the Snowglobe Backer die set from Kraft card stock.  Add shading using Vintage Photo Distress ink.  Use a white gel pen to the ears, tail and upper back.  Use a black gel pen for the eye, nose, and hooves.  Glue the antlers to the of the head.

Poinsettia:

Die cut the Small Poinsettia Layers from a light pink card stock.  Ink blend from the center out and in the cuts with Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink.  Also ink the outline circle die cut with the same ink and adhere to the hole in the tag. Die cut the center and Classic Pine Needle Sprigs from  shiny gold paper in the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Adhere the layers of the poinsettia.

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Assembly:

Adhere the background panel to a A2 Kraft card.  Ink up bakers twine with Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink. Let dry.  Tie to the top of the tag. Adhere the tape to the center with the foam tape.  Adhere the dear to the upper center of the snow bank.  Adhere the pine needle sprigs and poinsettia to the lower left side of the tag.  Add a Rose Greeting tab to the lower right hand side.

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Sun 17

Fall Blessings
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Pumpkins are not just for Halloween. 😉  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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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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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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Thu 14

Birthday Mail Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a quick and easy birthday card that can be for anyone.  You can switch up colors and make it more feminine or masculine. 

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Die cut the 3rd largest Curved cap Pinpoint Layer die from a bright blue paper from the Ocean Blue pad.  Stamp "sending smiles" in 
VersaMark ink all over the die cut.  Die cut the same bright blue paper use the bottom of the Birthday Mail Post Script die.  Die cut the top of the sentiment from white card stock.  Glue together.  Die cut the Starry Collage from the light blue paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Die cut the Poppy Stamps Large Stitch Envelope and Postage die from white card stock.  Fold the 2 sides in and the bottom side up, leaving the top open

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Assembly:

Adhere the Curved Cap Pinpoint die cut to a side folder A2 card in the center.  Adhere the envelope in the center, slightly a skew.  Adhere the sentiment on the top flap of the envelop.  Adhere the star die cuts in and around the envelope. 

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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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GP1007Magnolia Leaf Branch 94721
GP1007Autumn Pumpkin 94690
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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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Mon 11

Just a Note
by Theary Chea

Hello and welcome! My name is Theary, and I am so excited to share a card I created using the mini-fall release.

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I created a tone-on-tone background using Fanciful Gilded Frame 94660. I then inked blended brown ink around the edges of the card panel. To add more color and interest, I used colored pencils to add color to the Fancilful Gilded Frame.

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I die-cut Autumn Pumpkin 94690 out of white cardstock and inked blend orange orange-colored ink to create dimension.

I used Just a Note 94663 and die-cut that out of Glossy Black Cardstock and Glitter Paper.

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I adhered everything to a card base using liquid adhesive and foam squares.

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And that's it! I hope you found some inspiration and get crafty in your craft space. Until next time!

Have a great day!
Theary Chea

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