124 posts categorized "6x6 Paper"

01/25/2021

Mon 25

Valentine Treat Pouches
by Anne Thompson

I made some cute little valentine treat pouches using the Christmas Plaid papers and several of the dies from the Valentines 2021 collection.  Each pouch is made from one 6x6 double-sided piece of paper--perfect for using any of the Memory Box 6x6 paper pads. 

You use a simple diaper fold to create the pouches--there are lots of tutorials and videos online and examples on pinterest.  I followed the instructions on the Splitcoast Stampers blog:  Fold your paper in half on the diagonal to make a triangle.  You then take one of the lower corners of the triangle and fold it over to the middle of the other triangle side.  Take the other lower corner of your triangle and fold it over to the middle of the opposite side.  Take one layer of your top corner and fold it down to create your pouch.

I found it was helpful to use a bone folder on the creases.  Sometimes the paper did split a little (and shhh... I just covered those spots with hearts).  I also secured down the folded over pieces with double-sided tape.  The heavier paper makes for very sturdy pouches.  

The fun part is then decorating and filling each pouch.  I made four for this post.

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Whatever hearts I cut from plaid papers I also cut from white or off-white cardstock and off-set the plaid papers on top.  I made a bunch of hearts this way first, using some of the same papers on the pouches and adding in some other plaids that coordinated well.  Then I attached those doubled-up hearts to the pouches using Glue Dots or double-sided tape, at least one larger one inside the pouch peeking out and several on the outside.  I added ribbon bows and pearls or red gems to some of the hearts.  I die cut the sentiments "Sending LOVE" and "HUGS" from white cardstock and used a glue pen to adhere them to more of the plaid paper scraps which I then mounted on another layer of white cardstock before tucking them into the pouches.  For the "BIG Hugs" one, I just attached the sentiment to the large heart tucked in the pouch.  I added some foil-wrapped chocolate hearts to each pouch to finish up.

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Think I will make more of the small ones for candy treats or tea and some bigger ones using larger squares for holding other treats like hot chocolate, s'mores fixings, microwave popcorn...so many possibilities!  

Happy Crafting!

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01/24/2021

Sun 24

Sweet Bay Collage on a Garland Background by Jean Okimoto

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The new Sweet Bay Collage creates the perfect window for a floral background from the Garland 6x6 print.  Stitched bold Vintage Varsity Alphabets match the slender Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  Add sparkle with glittered diecuts and punched circles.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for Valentine's Day - or any day. 

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Trim white cardstock to 8-½" x 10-⅞".  Score it at 3-⅝" and 7-¼" for the front and back panels.  The remaining panel will be folded to the inside later to cover the back of the collage.

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Cut the center panel with Sweet Bay Collage - keep the two small leaf offcuts.

Cut the Garland floral print with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Tape it behind the Sweet Bay Collage.  Fold and adhere the third panel. Attach the two small white leaf offcuts.  Cut the two leaves again from the pale peach Delicate Pastels glitter sheet.  Attach them over the small white leaf offcuts.

Cut L, V and E from pale peach cardstock with the Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  Cut the second-smallest heart from the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  Cut the center out with the smallest die from the heart set and replace it with a pale peach glittered heart.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  

Punch ¼" dots from the lime green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.

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Brighten a winter day with floral prints from the Garden Folly, Springtime Bouquet and Garland 6x6 prints.  Coordinate them with their matching Stripes and Dots 6x6 packs.  They're great for holiday thank-yous, Valentine and birthday cards .  

Thanks for visiting...see you on Thursday!

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01/22/2021

Fri 22

Sending Love
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today I have a Valentine's Day card for you which features new products from the 2021 Valentines release.

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I started by die cutting the Sprinkle Heart Collage from red cardstock and glued it to a strip of patterned paper. Save the little hearts that came out of the die cut for later use. I trimmed the strip and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut a heart from the same patterned paper I used behind the heart border. From that heart I die cut a smaller heart. I glued the large heart to the card and used foam tape to adhere the smaller heart.  

The Sending Love sentiment was die cut from red cardstock and glued to the small heart.

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To finish the card I glued my leftover hearts to the front of the card. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

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01/18/2021

Mon 18

Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Chocolate Hearts Cards
by Anne Thompson

I need a bunch of thank you cards, I've got all of these great new dies from Memory Box Valentines 2021, and there are two bags of chocolate hearts in the cupboard.  Hmmm... 

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I added plaid papers to the fronts of the three notecards.  I figured out how many chocolate hearts I wanted on each card and chose dies the right size from the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies set, placed them on top of the plaid papers and cut right through the card fronts.  Then I used large glue dots to secure the hearts into the openings.  I used the punched out pieces to decorate an envelope for each card.  I cut the sentiments from an extra notecard and added them with glue onto the card fronts.

And that's it!  Easy peasy!  I'm going to gently secure all the chocolate hearts to enough cards so that I won't be tempted to eat them myself.  Mom and I can use them for thank you notes to her caregivers and tuck them into valentine baskets for friends and neighbors.  Guess we will hand-deliver these unless I include them in boxes to send to relatives and friends we may not see before Valentine's Day.

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I like how the hearts pop up from the inside of the card, and there is still plenty of room to write a message as well.  You could also use the same idea to make tags that could be attached to valentine packages.  

Happy Crafting!

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01/11/2021

Mon 11

Sending Love Cards
by Anne Thompson

I decided this week to make some valentines that use products from the Valentines 2021 new collection as well as some favorites from the Christmas 2020 release.  I love that so many of the holiday 6X6 papers are perfect for valentines and a lot of the dies can be used beyond Christmas as well.  I made three cards that all use the same dies with different paper combinations.  The WOODGRAIN HEART 94552 is the centerpiece on each one.

Card One

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So even though we've moved into a new year and a focus on upcoming holidays, don't forget to look at some of what you have left from past projects to see how things might be repurposed.

Happy Crafting!

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01/10/2021

Sun 10

Slimline Hugs Valentine
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello, it's Angie here today! I hope you've enjoyed the 2021 Memory Box Valentines Day release and blog blitz this past week and remember,  you still have until tonight, January 10 at 11:59 pm EST, to leave a comment on any of the posts (Monday through Friday) for your chance to win the corresponding giveaway.

Today I’m using the "Twiggy Hugs" die again, which you can win from Donna's post on Tuesday.  I combined that die with the "Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate", the "Scallop Pinpoint Heart Loving Cut Out" die set and the "Pointy Pine Needle Sprig" die to make my slimline card for today.   I just love making Valentine's Day cards and the new release is filled with lots of dies to make beautiful cards!

Here's how I made my card:

1)  I first took a long piece of card stock and ink blended my background using the following Distress Oxide ink:  Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.  

2) After ink blending it I sprayed it with water and let it dry.  Next, I ran it through by Gemini Junior with the new "Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate" die and then die cut the "Twiggy Hugs" from the bottom section.

3)  I also cut the "Twiggy Hugs" from white and black card stock and glued them all together, stacked slightly offset for dimension. Here's a closer look at the word die:

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4)  I added some white gel pen dots and spots (I used #10 gelly roll pen)  randomly to the ink blended sections of the card.  Here's a closer look at the ink blending at the top:

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5)  Next, I used the smallest die from the "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Cutout" die set to cut small hearts from 2 shades of "Delicate Pastel Glitter Paper" and adhered them on top of some of the pinpoint hearts created with the slimline die.  The glitter paper pad is so gorgeous!  

6)  Lastly I added three die cut "Pointy Pine Needle Springs" cut from white glitter paper in the spaces left on the card.  Once I had my top panel complete, I adhered it to my slimline card base which is 3.5" by 8.5".

Here's one last look at my card:

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We hope you have had fun this week seeing the amazing new dies for the 2021 Memory Box Valentines Day release and blog blitz.  The winners will be announced tomorrow, and you have until 11:59 p.m. EST tonight to leave a comment on the posts from Monday, January 4th through Friday, January 8th for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my slimline "HUGS" card!  Happy Sunday!

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12/29/2020

Tue 29

Peace and Joy
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Today I was going to make another quick and easy thank you card for after Christmas thank you notes. However, 2020 has been such a harsh year for all of us, and I was really inspired by the "peace and joy" sentiment. It truly is what I wish for all of us in the new year....perhaps add in a little health as well.

To make the card, it was as simple as die cutting two layers of trees to make my forest. I chose silver glitter for the inside/smaller layer and plain white for the outer. Just as I said- very quick and easy! You could definitely crank out a lot in a short amount of time.

Here is a close up of the sparkle:

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I wish you all the very best for the new year!

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12/28/2020

Mon 28

Shiny Foil Pinpoint Burst and Bubble Circles to Celebrate the New Year
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time going through my Memory Box supplies to find dies I could use to create some cards for the New Year, something that looked celebratory.  I decided to use the PINPOINT BURST PLATE 94514 cut from foil paper as the background for some BUBBLE CIRCLES 94439.

Card One

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I used silvery foil from the POLISHED FOIL PACK FP1001 and used the full size of the Pinpoint Burst Plate to cover the front of a white A2 notecard.  I added Bubble Circles cut from a green plaid from the CHRISTMAS PLAID  6X6 pad PP1009.  I'm still looking for my CELEBRATE CURSIVE SCRIPT die 94393 which I know is here somewhere and will be the perfect sentiment to add to the front of this card.

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For this one I trimmed a little bit off each edge of the blue foil Pinpoint Burst design to expose a border of the white notecard.  I added silver foil Bubble Circles.  I also put a single silver foil candle in the center of the Burst using the TALL BIRTHDAY CANDLES 94395 die.  

I made two more similar cards and found a discontinued clear stamp set from Poppystamps that I cut apart to make the two sentiments.

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Happy New Year!  I'm sure we are all looking forward to whatever 2021 has in store for us!  

Happy Crafting!

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12/25/2020

Fri 25

Blessed
by Michelle Bala

Hello there! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  Michelle here,  sharing a mix of patterns and texture. 

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Here are the steps I followed to create this card:

  1. Fold and trim card base to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
  2. Trim a piece of foil paper to fit the card base.
  3. Emboss the foil paper with Pinpoint Snowflake Plate.
  4. Adhere the embossed foil paper to the card base. 
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  5. Trim a piece of pattern paper, same size as base.
  6. Secure the star die to the center of the pattern paper with washi tape. I used the largest star die from the Shining Star Set.
  7. Run the die through a die cutting machine.
  8. Adhere the die cut panel over the embossed foil base. 
  9. Splatter with white paint.
  10. Stamp the sentiment onto solid cardstock and trim to desired length. I used the stamp set Harvest Love and Kindness.
  11. Finish with a twine bow.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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12/20/2020

Sun 20

Family Greetings and the Pine Tree Collage

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Handcrafted, heartfelt greetings mean more than ever this Christmas.  Add a tiny heart and make it extra-special.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a last-minute holiday design.

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Cut the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from the Garland 6x6 gray floral corner print.  Cut the rectangle with the Pine Tree Collage.  Carefully remove and save the offcut for another project.  Attach the rectangle to a top-folded white A-2 card.

Cut the extra trees from turquoise cardstock and the green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.

Stamp the greeting - from the Berry Wreath Clear Stamp and Die set - on chartreuse cardstock.  Attach it with foam tape.

Add ¼" dots punched from the pale blue Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.

Stamp the remainder of the greeting on the inside with Tulip Red.

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Cut one heart of each size from the Heart Board die and attach them to the card. 

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Thursday.

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