100 posts categorized "6x6 Paper"

10/26/2020

Mon 26

Merry Christmas Among the Pines
by Anne Thompson

I had some time this week to experiment with the PINPOINT SNOWFLAKE PLATE 94513 and cut a number of backgrounds from a variety of materials--foil papers, different colored cardstocks, and printed papers.  I love the way it cuts not just the pinpoint snowflakes but the edges for a perfect card front at 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  I chose the one I made from the pale green dot paper as the background for the PINE TREE COLLAGE 84504.

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to make this card

  • I began by adhering the Pinpoint Snowflake paper to cover the front of a white notecard.
  • I cut the Pine Tree Collage pieces from white cardstock and trimmed the tree frame to fit so that a little of the Pinpoint Snowflake paper showed around the edges.  
  • I used Glue Dots to add the four tree triangles.
  • I cut both the Special Merry Christmas and the Pointed Pine Needle Frame from the darker green dot paper.  I snipped off most of the frame and place the pine needles in the upper right corner after adding Merry Christmas across the tree tops.

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I have been thinking of ways to add light behind the Pinpoint Snowflakes...perhaps a three-dimensional box card lit from above with tiny LED lights might give me the effect I'm after.  I'll let you know if I come up with a plan and a product!

...And because I love working with the plaid papers...and it is fall...and plaid is this month's challenge theme...here is a bonus card for inspiration.

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Happy Crafting!

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10/25/2020

Sun 25

Clean & Simple Mistletoe Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!

I have a clean and simple Christmas card made with some of the brand new mini release from Memory Box! I used a brand new backgound pinpoint die and a new beautiful mistletoe die set.

Here's how I made my card:

1) Die cut bright white 5.5" by 4.25" piece of card stock with "Snowflake Pinpoint Plate" die  
2) Using green & red glitter paper from "Twinkling Jewel Glitter" paper pack cut the "Mistletoe Bundle" die
3) Added the "Snowflake Pinpoint" panel to a piece of black card stock so you can see the design clearly
4) Adhered the "Mistletoe Bundle" die pieces to the front of the card
5) Heat embossed the sentiment from the "Berry Wreath " stamp set with white embossing powder on black card stock
6) Adhere top panel to card base

Here's one last look at my card. It's hard to capture just how shiny and glittery the Memory Box glitter paper is - it's really gorgeous in person!

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I hope I've inspired you to create some clean and simple cards using these amazing new dies from Memory Box. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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10/20/2020

Tue 20

A Winter Forest Shaker Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I am sharing a shaker card I created using some of the newest collage dies, Pine Tree Collage Die, Wooded Glenn Collage Die, and Little Orchard Collage Die. I chose three coordinating shades of cardstock for the Collage layers. I die cut the tree tops with the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. Adhere the tree tops to the tree trunks before layering.
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I trimmed a piece of clear acetate paper and adhered between the medium shade and darkest shade cardstock.  I filled with coordinating shades of sequins. Adhere all layers. I splattered with white paint to mimic snow.  

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I embossed the sentiments with silver powder. I used two  of the newest stamp sets, Spirit of Christmas and Berry Wreath.  For a finishing touch I added some sequins.

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Tue 20

Blessed Fall Card
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Today I wanted to share a fall card with you.  I absolutely love the season and never want to skip over it just to work on holiday cards.

For today's card, I paired the Little Orchard die with some plaid papers.  I found the papers in the Christmas Plaid 6" x 6" pack also work well for fall.  I also like to mix patterns, so I paired it with some polka dot paper.

The Little Orchard die has a coordinating die that is larger in case you want to create a forest scene that has depth.  You can also choose to use the die on its own.

To make the card, I colored some Memory Box watercolor paper with red, orange and yellow watercolor paint and then let the paper dry completely.  Next, I cut out the tree foliage with the new dies.  Although watercolor by nature does not give you a lot of control.  You do have some control in that you can die cut your favorite pieces.  Here is a close up:

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To finish the card, I popped up my tree panel and added my sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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10/19/2020

Mon 19

Cards From Last Week's Plaid Collections Envelopes
by Anne Thompson

Today I have three cards made from three of my plaid collections envelopes that I posted last Monday.  Remember these?  You can find that post here.

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I thought I might begin with this envelope...

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And here is the finished card, both the front and the inside.

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I used a white notecard as a backdrop for the darker red plaid and used a white cardstock mat behind the brighter red plaid before layering on the holly branch and the cardinal.  I used a different red plaid for the background inside.  Then I layered on a white square on more of the bright red plaid before adding another holly branch.  In retrospect I think I should have added another white mat behind that second plaid so it would show up more.  The holly branch and the cardinal are from the Spirit of Christmas stamps and dies set.

For the second card I used leafy stems from the Berry Wreath stamp and die set on three different plaid layers.  I really like the way these three different plaids work so well with each other and the watercolored leafy stems.

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I made it originally to be a top fold card, but it also works with the side fold.
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For the third card I used my favorite red/orange plaid matched up with an orange striped paper on the front and a red dot paper on the inside.

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Again the striped paper under the white box on the inside gets lost against the dots so I think another white mat would look better...something I'll keep in mind as I complete more cards from these envelopes.  

materials used for these cards

  • white notecards and cardstock
  • Memory Box WATERCOLOR PAPER WP101
  • CHRISTMAS PLAID 6 X 6 PAPER PACK PP1009
  • GARLAND STRIPES AND DOTS 6 X 6 PAPER PACK PP1011
  • SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS STAMPS/DIES SET CL5261-D
  • BERRY WREATH STAMPS/DIES SET CL5260-D
  • VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink
  • pan watercolors and water brushes

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Have you been using the plaid papers in interesting ways?  This month's challenge on the blog is Playing with Plaids.  Check out that post for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!

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10/17/2020

Sat 17

Christmas Slimline Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  Today I have made two slimline Christmas cards using some of the newly released dies from Memory Box.  I used the new "Knotted Diamond Background" die cutting it twice and putting one on the top half of the slimline and the other on the bottom half.  The sentiments are in the center where the two larger dies meet.

I cut the background die twice from the beautiful turquoise glitter paper in the "Twinkling Jewel Glitter" paper pack and also  from white card stock for my first card.  I adhered the white diamond backgrounds to the card base, then paper pieced in the glitter paper inside the white die cut.  For the sentiment, I cut the largest "Knotted Circle Wreath" die from black and white card stock and pieced it together before stamping/heat embossing the sentiment from the "Spirit of Christmas" stamp set.  The tiny bow on the circle is from the "Mistletoe Bundle" die and it is cut from the turquoise glitter paper.

Next, I added some red metallic pen dots where the lines crossed in the background and added clear gems on top of the red dots.  I have used the technique a lot because it actually saves quite a bit of money on gems if you just use clear ones, but color the spot underneath where you adhere it.  To add a little to the sentiment circle I adhered three tiny snowflake sequins from my stash.

Here's one last look at my first card:

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Here's my second slimline card made with some of the leftovers from my first card:

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For my second card, I used the two leftover turquoise "Knotted Diamond Background" dies and backed them with two cut rectangles from the "Delicate Paster Glitter Paper."  I cut the "Mistletoe Wreath" out of red glitter paper and added it to the center of my card.  The heat embossed sentiments from the "Berry Wreath" stamp set was placed on foam tape right where the two diamond background dies met in the center.  Here's a closer look so you can see the lovely shine and glitter up close:

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I love being able to get a second card by using the leftovers from one card and adding just a few extras to it.  Be sure to check out all the brand new release goodies from Memory Box, there are some really gorgeous products!  Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next time!

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10/15/2020

Thu 15

The Spirit of Christmas
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a non traditional Christmas wreath. I used the stamp set Berry Wreath and the coordinating die. I stamped the wreath using Memento Ink in desert sand and used a no line coloring technique.  I used Copic Markers to color in shades B21, B23, B39, BV04 (blue shaded berries); BG11, BG23, BG75, BV20 (aqua shaded berries); W2, W5, BG96, BG99 (leaves). Die cut after coloring is complete.
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Trim and score a card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I trimmed a piece of black gingham pattern paper from Christmas Plaid 6x6 paper pad.  Adhere to the card base. Situate the wreath and mark where you want to trim the excess. Also mark where you want your sentiment.
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Emboss the sentiment with gold powder. Adhere the wreath with foam tape. For a finishing touch I splattered some gold paint, scattered some sequins,  and added a twine bow with bells. 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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10/14/2020

Wed 14

Mistletoe Print Making Coloring Technique
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have another simple Christmas card to share today featuring the just released Mistletoe Bundle die and a fun and easy watercolor background technique called Print Making Coloring that Kathy Racoosin shared HERE.  

The mistletoe was die cut from Memory Box (MB) watercolor paper and placed on top of a full sheet of MB watercolor paper.  Spritz lightly with water then started watercoloring the mistletoe using Zig markers.

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Spritz more water to get the colors to move and flow over onto the bottom piece.  While the mistletoe is still wet, flipped it over onto the panel to make the “print(s)”.  I wanted a lighter print background, so I used more water and added less color to the die-cut.  Repeated the process until I was happy with it.

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For texture and more interest, added black splatters.  Set aside to dry.

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Next, die cut a window opening from Bristol paper using Double Stitch Rectangle.  Heat embossed the sentiment from Berry Wreath stamp set with Liquid Platinum embossing powder on the bottom.

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The bow and Stitch Rectangle Trimmings frame were die cut from gold foil paper in the Polished Foil Pad.  The berries were die cut from white glitter paper in the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Used C1 and C3 Copic markers to add shading to them.  Adhered the print background piece directly onto the card base.  Popped the Bristol panel on top with foam tape then assembled the card to finish.

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More new products have been added to the Holiday collection, so make sure to check them out.  And that does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day. 

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10/12/2020

Mon 12

Matching Plaids, Dots and Stripes with Watercolored Images
by Anne Thompson

Now for something completely different...I am not going to show you a finished project.  Instead I'm going to show you how I approach using a variety of papers together with watercolored images because I love mixing up multiple papers on one card.  This past week I received Memory Box  6 X 6 paper pads in the mail that I had ordered--CHRISTMAS PLAID PP1009 and GARLAND STRIPES AND DOTS PP1011.  And this is what I did with them:

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Let's see how I got to these ten envelopes.  You can guess from just the front covers of these paper pads how many designs and color combinations are possible:

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I began by taking all of the plaid papers out of their binding and laying them out in pairs, front and back.  Then I began matching up combinations in much the same way that I play with fabrics as a quilter, considering colors, tones, patterns, textures.  As I worked through the sorting process I stopped occasionally to look for papers in the Stripes and Dots collection that I could add in for more interest.   As I worked I also began cutting the papers into standard sizes I use most...4 X 5 1/4, 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, 3 X 6, 2 X 6...and included whatever smaller scraps were left over as well.  I placed each paper collection into an envelope and set all ten of them aside.

Next I stamped a bunch of images on Memory Box WATERCOLOR PAPER WP101 using VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink.  I chose the cardinal, holly leaf and berries branch, and poinsettia with coordinating dies from SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS CL5261-D.  I stamped both the smallest and the medium-sized mistletoe sprigs from MISTLETOE SWAG CL5247.  (You may have this stamp set or MERRY AND BRIGHT MISTLETOE CL5246 in your stash.  They are no longer available in the online catalog.)  And I used the smaller leafy branch and its die from BERRY WREATH CL5260-D.  With the envelopes of papers close by I chose colors from my pan watercolors that coordinated with the papers and used waterbrushes to paint the images.  I spattered some of the images with watery gold paint once they were dry.

This is one of my favorite combinations:

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And another:

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And just one more:

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I now have ten envelopes of coordinated papers, cut to sizes I use most often, along with some already prepared watercolored images all ready to assemble into at least ten, and probably lots more, cards.  All I need to do next is pull out the box of white and holiday-colored note cards, some coordinating cardstocks if I want to layer anything, adhesives, and some sentiment stamps and inks and I'll be ready to go.  Maybe I'll start with this envelope: 

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Happy Crafting!

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10/10/2020

Sat 10

Christmas Cardinal
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a simple Christmas card to share today made with products from the latest Christmas release.  It was inspired by this month’s Playing with Plaids challenge.  I don’t know about you, but plaids are great for masculine Christmas cards. 

Alcohol ink-friendly cardstock was used for the cardinal from Spirit of Christmas stamp set and the Forest Pine Branch die-cut.  Did no line coloring on both using Copic Sketch markers (R24, R27, R46, R89, Y32, Y35, Y38, 100 for the cardinal and BG93, BG96, BG99, E23, E25, E29 for the branch).  Added snow to the branch with a white gel pen and die cut the cardinal out with the coordinating die.  My alignment was off, so had to fussy cut to fix it.

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Dies from Rectangle Basics were then used to die cut from the Christmas Plaid paper pack and from suede cardstock.  Heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  Inked around the edges with suede dye ink and lightly with Black Soot distress ink.  Added gold and black splatters for some texture then assembled the card to finish.  Since it’s a masculine card, no bling or fun embellishments. 😂

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Currently, there is a problem with the challenge link tool, so feel free to enter your plaid cards on Instagram using hashtag #mbchallenge66.  That does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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