52 posts categorized "6x6 Prints"


Tue 02

Big Birthday Celebration by Jean Okimoto


Celebrate a special birthday with Tall Birthday Candles and Poppystamps' Flora Blooms Solid Set.  Balance the bold diecuts with the delicate Celebrate Cursive Script and a pretty floral print from the Garden Folly 6x6 prints.

Hello, Jean Okimoto here sharing a design idea for the June Birthdays Challenge.  Everyone deserves a special birthday card and now - more than ever - your handcrafted card will brighten their day.  


The 5-piece Poppystamps Flora Bloom Solids Set nests together and cuts bold blossoms for spring and summer greetings.  It's a great set for stenciling, pressure-embossing and cutting inlaid designs too.  Tape the dies (excluding the largest die) together and cut Flamingo cardstock.  Leave the pieces in the die and tape the nesting diecuts in two or three spots to keep them intact.  Attach foam tape to four of the five outer petals.

Cut two Scribble Leafy Branch Backgrounds from green cardstock.  Cut a 1-½" x 3-½" strip of the striped floral print from the new 6x6 Garden Folly Paper Pack.  Cut Celebrate Cursive Script from Flamingo cardstock. 


Cut three of the Tall Birthday Candles from one of the white glittered cardstock from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  They're actually 2-¾" tall and but trimmed to various heights here.  Color them with Zebra MildLiner, Copic or Sharpie Markers and set them aside to dry.

Attach everything to a 3-½" x 8-½" white slimline card - place the petal without foam tape where it'll be under the tip of the "C."  Slimline cards fit into #9 and #10 business envelopes.  The Garden Folly print strip extends beyond the top of the card to add a point of interest.


The Tall Birthday Candles and Celebrate Cursive Script are classic designs for anyone and everyone.  Add design elements from Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design and create unique cards for everyone on your list.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday!





Thu 28

Bubble Circles, Garden Folly and Flora Blooms by Jean Okimoto


Add a happy note to cards with the new Bubble Circles - a trio of circles within circles surrounded by dots.  Add the large Flora Blooms from Poppystamps for a big pop of brightness.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a card designed to acknowledge special acts of kindness.

It's a very simple card - and it can be a template for similar combos of Bubble Circles, Garden Folly and the new floral dies at Poppystamps, a division of Memory Box. 


Scrunch a sheet of waxed paper and rub it briskly over the largest Bubble Circle die to prep the detailed die and help release delicate diecuts.  Cut the green and white floral print from the Garden Folly 6x6 print.  We're using both the diecut and the solid circle offcut.

Cut the large Flora Bloom from Marshmallow Chick cardstock.  Cut a  circle of green Twinkling Jewel glitter cardstock using the just the center section of the Flora Blooms die.  Cut a scrap of black cardstock to fit behind the circles in the center of the diecut.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamps and Dies Set - on white cardstock with Verdant VersaFine Clair.  

Attach everything to a side-folded A2 card of Intense Kiwi cardstock - attach the flower with foam dots.  


Bright, upbeat greetings are sure to be appreciated - more than ever -  right now.  Mix and match the great 6x6 prints and glitter cardstock with the new dies and stamps from the Garden Party Collection.  They're perfect for thank-yous, hellos and thoughtful thinking-of-you cards.

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!






Tue 26

Best Wishes
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone! Today I have another card using products from the new 2020 Garden Party Release.  

To make this card I placed a piece of patterned paper into the new Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine.  Next I lightly sanded the embossed areas so that the design shows up. 

I die cut the outside frame from the Tulip Trio die set from white cardstock and glued it to the embossed panel. I also die cut the words from white cardstock and glued them to the card front.  

I stamped, watercolored and die cut the flower and leaves from the Peony Garden Stamp set and adhered them to the card.


To finish the card I used foam tape to adhere the card front to a white card base. 


That's it for today!  I hope you have a great week!








Mon 25

Garden Party Pocket Card
by Anne Thompson

Here's a pocket card with a panel insert that uses several coordinating papers from the new Garden Folly 6X6 paper pack PP1005 and stamps and their coordinating dies from the Peony Garden Corner clear stamps and dies set  CL5255-D.


To construct the pocket:

  • Start with a basic notecard 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.
  • On the front mark 1" in from the top left and up 1" from the bottom right.  Open the card flat and cut the diagonal line between the two points.


  • Discard the triangle slice.  
  • The next step is to paper the inside of the notecard with a piece of decorative paper 4 X 5 1/4.
  • Then you can add adhesive to the inside of the card front on the 1" piece at the top, along the bottom edge, and up the other 1" side.  I used really narrow Scor-Tape.


  • Remove the adhesive tape backing and press it against the inside of the card to seal it and create the pocket.
  • Add a coordinating piece of decorative paper to the front.  I began with a piece 4 X 5 1/4, measured in 3/4" from the top left edge and up 3/4" from the bottom right corner, then cut the diagonal line between the two points.


To create the panel that tucks into the pocket:

  • Start with a piece of white cardstock cut 3 X 4 1/2.
  • Add another coordinating decorative paper piece cut 2 3/4 X 4 1/4.


Stamping and die cutting:

  • I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink and stamped directly onto the insert panel, a butterfly and three blossoms and "THANK YOU" from the Peony Garden Corner set.
  • I also stamped another butterfly and three blossoms on white cardstock and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
  • I used glue dots to adhere the die cuts to the front of the card pocket.


Once the panel is tucked into the pocket, only the butterfly is visible.  There is plenty of room on the back of the panel to add a note.

When I'm stamping on a card, I often use the same images on the envelope to hint at the contents within.  So I did that as well.


I hope you are getting some crafting time in and have been able to secure some of the newest goodies.  This Garden Party Collection is absolutely lovely!

Happy Crafting!


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Mon 18

Peonies from the New Garden Party Collection
by Anne Thompson

There are so many lovely items in the new Garden Party Collection that I had a difficult time trying to decide which things to focus on for this post.  I finally chose the PEONY GARDEN CORNER Clear Stamp and Dies Set CL5255-D, along with VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink, Kuretake watercolors, and paper from the GARDEN FOLLY paper pad to make this card.


I used Memory Box WATERCOLOR PAPER WP101 and stamped and painted five of the single blossom and five of the largest bud/leaf, using different reds for each peony and two or three greens on the leaves.  I then cut them out using the coordinating dies.



I looked through the new 6X6 paper pad GARDEN FOLLY PP1005 to find a coordinating paper and chose a red plaid which I cut 5 1/4 X 4 and added to the front of a white notecard.  I used three peonies each with a leaf cluster on the front of the card.


I used the leftover paper strip inside the notecard, added one of the peonies and two leaf clusters (the second one covers an ink smudge) and stamped "thank you" from the same stamp set.  



And because I had everything out on the table I decided to try stamping on glitter paper which I had not done before.   I used the same stamps and ink and two papers from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP1001 to stamp and die cut more peonies and bud/leaf clusters.  I like how the black ink looked more gray on the pastel glitter papers.  (I did try stamping the bud/leaf on a brighter green scrap from the Jewel pad but the ink didn't really show up.)


I used a pretty green paper from the Garden Folly pad and added it to a top-fold notecard.  I placed three blooms and leaf clusters on the front.

And I added the other two blossoms/leaves on the strip of leftover paper, placed that inside the notecard, and stamped "thank you" to finish it up.

Check out this stamp/dies set...sentiments for so many occasions and beautiful flowers suitable for many many different techniques.  There's even a butterfly!


Be sure to look at all of the products here to see everything in the Garden Party Collection!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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Fri 15

Scribble Rose Trio from the New Garden Party Collection by Jean Okimoto

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The Garden Party release has arrived!  It's an amazing collection of great new dies, clear stamp sets, papers, embossing folders and washi tapes. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many Garden Party cards we'll share with you in the next few weeks.

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Attach Scor-Tape to the top of yellow cardstock and diecut the solid Scribble Rose Trio Background.  Cut the detailed Scribble Rose Trio from green cardstock.  Attach the background securely behind the detailed diecut.  Heat-emboss the remaining exposed adhesive with Imagine Crafts YellowMboss.  The tape adheres the background to the detailed diecut - and holds the embossing powder in place for heating.

Cut the largest Bubble Circle from the leafy green Garden Folly 6x6 print.  

Stamp the greeting - from  the Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamp and Die set - on the pale green Garden Folly 6x6 print with VersaFine Clair Shady Lane.  Attach everything to a white A-6 card - use foam tape for the greeting.  Add ¼" punched circles of the green glitter cardstock in the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad. 

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Celebrate the arrival of the Garden Party Collection  - view Dave's beautiful designs in an amazing, inspiring LOOK BOOK.  

 Thanks for stopping by...have a safe, creative and happy weekend!








Tue 12

Wishing You the Best
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today's card features the Chrysanthemum Field 3D-Embossing Folder.  To create this card I placed a piece of black cardstock into my folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I rubbed across the paper with Distress Oxide ink and used my finger to lightly blend the ink.  I dried the paper and rubbed across it with another color distress ink to deepen the color.  


I placed the smallest heart from the Double Stitched Loving Heart die set on my inked paper.  Save the cut out heart to use later for another card.  I glued my background to a white card base. Next I die cut the shadow background from the Wishing Jotted Script die with white cardstock and the word Wishing from pink striped paper.  I ended up inking the word wishing with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink to deepen the color. I glued the word on top of the white shadow piece.


I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and matted it to a piece of white cardstock.  I glued this to my card front and adhered the word wishing above it.

That's it for this card.  I also have a picture of the card I made using the leftovers from this card.


The background paper on this card was the same paper I used to die cut the word wishing and the heart was the cut out from the first card.  


Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!








Mon 11

Glittery Small Clutch of Eggs in a Glittery Twiggy Nest on Floral Papers
by Anne Thompson

The last few days we have seen warm weather, sunshine, a polar vortex snowstorm, and heavy winds.  In spite of these extremes, there has been a lot of activity at the bird feeders and in the house.  Dad (97) built and painted two more birdhouses and Mom (91) has been watching the orange marmalade feeder for the return of the Baltimore orioles who always show up on Mother's Day or a few days before.  I've been leaving nesting materials outside--bits of twine and the snippings from giving Mom a haircut.  So with all three of us focusing on birds I thought it appropriate to make a spring card featuring a nest with a clutch of eggs.


I used a nice pink cardstock to make the card base and papered the front and the two inside panels with prints from the COTTAGE MEADOW PP1003 6X6 paper pad.


I chose pink and pale green glitter papers from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP1001 for die cutting the TWIGGY NEST 94424 and the SMALL CLUTCH OF EGGS 94456.

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I placed the nest on the card front using glue dots to secure it and the eggs in place.


I added a white cardstock panel over the darker printed paper on the inside and put three more eggs in the lower right corner.


The only thing left to do is to stamp an appropriate sentiment once I know where the card is going and for what occasion.

I love the way the die cut nest and its eggs work against the floral paper.  


It won't be long before our birdhouses all have residents sitting on nests filled with eggs.  Happy spring!

As businesses begin to reopen, wear your mask, practice social distancing, and stay safe.  I'm still planning to stay home as much as possible, avoid the big box stores, and wait for my online orders to arrive. 

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




Sat 09

Stylish Rectangle Trio and 11” of Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape by Jean Okimoto

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Make three friendship cards with the Stylish Rectangle Trio and just 11" of Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.  Eleven wasn't a magic number - it's just the cardstock length.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope it's the start of a creative weekend for you.

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Here's a tip - that bright blue piece stuck to the tape is a strip of a thin kitchen cutting board.  It keeps the tape from wrinkling and sticking to itself.  It's also a great edge to tear the tape.  And the flat area keeps the tape from rolling away, off the desk and onto the floor!

Attach Sunset Rose Wide Washi Tape to pink cardstock and cut the Stylish Rectangle Trio.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Wild Rose Stem Clear Stamps and Die Set - on natural white cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then cut the cardstock with dies from the Rectangle Basics set. Cut the "THANKS for always being there" strip with a larger die, then trim the excess from the bottom edge.


Washi tapes often have a waxy surface that won't work with some adhesives.  Here's a tip ...before attaching the washi tape diecut to the card, cut and remove some of the washi tape with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the foam tape to the card itself.  Attach the greeting strip to the foam tape.

Cut coordinating accent strips from the brown and dark green Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 prints.  Cut strips from the pink and dark teal Cottage and Stripes and Dots 6x6 prints.  

Attach the pieces to A-6 and A-2 cards of natural white cardstock.  Cut hexagon accents with the Honeycomb Square and green glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel 6x6 Glitter Pad.

There are many ways to use the new Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape - it's great on peach or yellow cardstock too.  Try different cardstock colors and other sections of the washi tape.  The print repeats about every 14 inches - lots of tape for all of your projects!

Thanks for visiting...hope you're enjoying the cards we've created to keep you inspired during these challenging times...





Tue 05

Celebrate Friendship with Splendid Poppy Stems and Gilia Stems by Jean Okimoto


Friends and flowers can make any day better...celebrate a lasting friendship with a special card for someone who's always there for you.   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with flowers, glitter and bright colors today.


Diecut the Gilia Stems from rainbow-inked cardstock.  The diecut section includes blended layers of Distress Oxides - worn lipstick, picked raspberry, abandoned coral, squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn and peeled paint.  Cut the flower, add more squeezed lemonade, then color the stem with more mowed lawn and peeled paint.  

Cut Splendid Poppy Stems from another rainbow-inked piece and add more of the same three colors.  

Cut the green print from the Springtime Bouquet 6x6 Set with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio die.  Stamp a scrap of the same print with the greeting from the Poppystamps Greeting Basics Clear Stamps Set and Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder. 


Here's a tip...trim greeting blocks with dies from the Rectangle Basics or Square Basics sets.   Some dies are already perfectly-sized for our greeting stamps.  If not, just use a die that's slightly larger and trim the excess cardstock.  You'll have perfectly-cut greeting blocks or strips - without those wonky lopsided edges that aren't really noticeable...until it's attached to the card.

Lightly ink the edges of the background and greeting block.  It's been years since I've inked the edges of my diecuts!  

Cut green glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel 6x6 Glitter Pad with the new Poppystamps Grosgrain Bow.  


Trim the lower leaf from the Gilia flower (it would have been covered by the bow) and attach it just below the blossom.   Attach the diecuts to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") natural white notecard.  Accent the flowers with Goldfinch Open Studio Glitter Glue.  

Hope you'll have some time to create a card for special people in your life - where would we be without them?

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday... Jeansignature-3