171 posts categorized "6x6 Paper"

04/15/2021

Thu 15

Watercolor and Double-Emboss the Stained Glass Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a sunny spring week with the popular - and versatile - Stained Glass Butterfly.  It's pressure- and gold-embossed for extra dimension.  Add a wonky DIY embossed slimline background and a greeting from Poppystamps too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more ways to use this great addition to the Memory Box butterfly collection.

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Cut a 3" square of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Paint the smoother side with overlapping diagonal layers of ink.  I used diluted shades of Imagine's dye ink refills - Vermillion, Lemon, Teal and Chartreuse.  Heat-set it, then pressure-emboss it with Stained Glass Butterfly using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.

Trim it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  Add a few specks of the Teal ink, air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

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04/13/2021

Tue 13

Stained Glass Butterfly
by Sara Cook

Spring is finally here in the Northwest and inspiring me to create.  I have used the Stained Glass Butterfly die to create a see through card with a stained glass effect with alcohol inks

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Front Panel:

Select a diagonal based pattern paper from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet pad.  Die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly die from upper center of the paper making a diamond shape cut out.  Trim paper down to 4" x 5 1/4" keeping the cut out to the upper center of the paper.  

Card Base:

Make a A2 top fold card base from white 110 lb paper.  Line up the the front panel on the outside of the card base, leaving a 1/8" boarder, and secure in place with low tack tape.  Line up the Stained Glass Butterfly die in the cut out and secure in place.  Run the card base with the back panel open through the die cutting machine.  Remove the front panel and keep the Stained Glass Butterfly die cut for later.

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Stained Glass Butterfly:

Take a 3" square piece of acetate and add alcohol ink to the acetate.  Blow the alcohol around to slightly mix the colors together.  I choose 3 colors to match the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet paper, Ranger Villainous in Pearl, Pink Sherbet and Stream.  Die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly from the darkest gold in the Polished Foil Pad pack.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the Thank You Posh Script bottom die out of white 110lb card stock and out of a matching green from the Fresh Aqua paper pad. Glue the Fresh Aqua on top of the white die cut off setting it to create a highlight.

Assembly:

Adhere the alcohol acetate behind the diamond cut out in the front panel. Trim off any excess acetate the hangs out.  Adhere the Stained Glass Butterfly in the front window. Take the front panel and adhere to the card base, aligning the cut out.  Take the white Stained Glass Butterfly cut out and adhere it to the inside of the card.  Be sure to but the glue on the front of the die cut because you need to see the backside of the cut out.  

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04/08/2021

Thu 08

Nested Globes Become Berry Red Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut contemporary flowers for spring cards with the versatile Nested Globes and the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  A bit of upcycled diecutting and the great colors of the Berry Red set add a fresh look to a slimline design for any occasion.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here sharing a self-challenge design.  I wanted to create these simple flowers from supplies in my stash, including the Poppystamps products I buy to make card kits for Impress here in Seattle and Stamps and Memories in Hawaii.   

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Cut partial pieces from the 6x6 Berry Red Collection with the 2nd- and 3rd-smallest Nested Globes dies.  Cut smaller sections of contrasting shades to create a layered, dimensional look.  Trim the edges with 2 of the Poppystamps Wave Trio dies.  

Cut Seed Stems from the lime green sheet in the Frosted Glitter 6x6 pad.  Assemble the flowers - trim the Seed Stem for the small flower.  

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Cut two partial pieces of the dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6 sheet with the 7-¼ x 2-¼" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle. Overlap and attach them where it'll be covered by the flowers, about 3" from the top edge.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and diecut the greeting with the die that's included in the set.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½") - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add ¼" dots punched from the gold sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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Hope you like these bright blossoms and their simple contemporary style.  The pandemic has taught me to be more resourceful - even when designing and papercrafting. Think of all the ways you can repurpose your Memory Box and Poppystamps products! 

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

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04/06/2021

Tue 06

Hello Daisy
by Sara Cook

Hope everyone is having a good spring so far.  I have lively spring card that is quick and colorful using Memory Box watercolor paper and Daisy Stem die.  

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Background:

Die cut the Memory Box watercolor paper with the 2nd largest die from Wrapped Stitched Rectangles set.  Stamped the paper with the Typewriter Holiday Element word background stamp and white heat embossed.  Wet both sides of the paper with water.  I picked out 4 colors to watercolor with from my paints, bright yellow, a light green, a turquoise, and a blue.  Randomly dap the color starting with the lightest to the darkest until the paper is mostly colored.  Let the water blend the colors and only lightly touch the color together with your paintbrush. The background does not need to be fully painted.  Let dry.

Flower:

Die cut the Daisy Stem flower die from the lightest yellow paper from the Sunny Orange paper pack and both stem and leaves die from a green paper from the Lush Green paper back.  I lightly added watercolored the die cuts with the matching paint used in the background.  I did add a light brown paint to the base of the daisy.  Let dry.

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Sentiment:

I stamped the hello sentiment from the Big and Little Reverse Words set with a matching aqua pigment ink, I used Fresh Ink Spruce ink pad.  Die cut the sentiment with the matching die.

Assemble:

Adhere the background watercolor to a matching color paper.  I chose the  darkest paper from the Fresh Aqua paper pack and trim down to 5"x3 3/4" to create a boarder.  Then adhere it to a A2 card base.  Glue the flowers together and then on the stem. Adhere the leave setem and then the flower to the center of the card.  Adhere the sentiment over the lower portion of the flower with foam tape.  

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04/05/2021

Mon 05

Dreamy Freesia, Glade Butterfly, Just Because
by Anne Thompson

When I saw that this month's challenge involves paint, I got out my Memory Box Open Studio Watercolor Paper WP101 and my favorite Kuretake water colors to make some papers that I could then use to die cut flowers to create two cards.

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I knew I wanted to work with both greens and oranges and gold to coordinate with the Madras Plaid Coral and Green papers.  In the photo below you can see the watercolor papers I made (after I die cut the Dreamy Freesia blossoms).  I wet my paper first with a wide brush and clean water and then used a smaller wet brush to add separate bands of orange and gold on one paper.  For the other I used a variety of shades of green also working wet on wet, let it dry a bit before adding dots of yellow that I then dragged across the paper with a dry sponge brush.  I cut two freesias from each paper.

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For both cards I used the same dies:

  • DREAMY FREESIA 94476
  • GLADE BUTTERFLY 94578
  • JUST BECAUSE POSH SCRIPT 94530

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And I used papers from these pads:

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  • BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001
  • LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013
  • POLISHED FOIL PAD FP1001

Card One

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to make this card after painting and die cutting the water color papers

  • white notecard
  • orange cardstock 4 X 5 1/4
  • orange plaid 3 3/4 X 5
  • a strip of a different orange plaid 1 X 5
  • die cut the butterfly, once from the same orange cardstock and once from a scrap of an orange plaid; attach the two pieces with a glue dot and use another glue dot to adhere it to the narrow paper strip; add a tiny gem in the top center and fold up the wings a bit for added dimension
  • attach one freesia stem and blossom flat on the card front, add a gem in the center; attach just the stem of the second freesia and add a gem in the center
  • cut Just Because, the background from gold foil paper and the cursive words from more of the orange cardstock, glue together and add to the card front

Card Two

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to make this card after painting and die cutting the water color papers

  • white notecard
  • green cardstock 4 X 5 1/4
  • green plaid 3 3/4 X 5
  • a strip of a different green plaid 
  • die cut the butterfly, once from the same green cardstock and once from a scrap of a green plaid; attach the two pieces with a glue dot and use another glue dot to adhere it to the narrow paper strip; add a tiny gem in the top center and fold up the wings a bit for added dimension
  • attach one freesia stem and blossom flat on the card front, add a gem in the center; attach just the stem of the second freesia and add a gem in the center
  • cut Just Because, the background from green foil paper and the cursive words from more of a green plaid paper, glue together and add to the card front

I'm inspired to paint more papers to have on hand for die cutting the many flowers from the current release.  This card design is another that I could easily make again with different blooms as the focus. The small butterflies, the narrow strips, and the sentiment words were easily made from scraps as I cut background layering papers to the sizes I needed or I found papers in my scrap box.    I found it helpful before I started work to select which papers I wanted to use for the backgrounds so that I could paint coordinating panels for the flowers.

Happy Crafting!

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03/31/2021

Wed 31

Hugs Bunny by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate friendship with a felt Bunny Face and big hugs spelled out in bold Wooden Alpha letters.  Madras Plaid Coral and Green prints are great throughout the year - and are a perfect match for the new Berry Red and Lush Green 6x6 Collections.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a spring-ish design that would work throughout the year.

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Here's a tip for selecting and diecutting the perfect section of printed papers for your design.  Diecut scrap paper in a contrasting color - then use the offcut as a template to find the right area to cut.  Attach the template to the printed paper, place the die into the cutout and diecut exactly what you need.  No guessing required!

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Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to gray felt and diecut the main Bunny Face section.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps glues from soaking through.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eyes.  

Cut the outer ears from one of the coral Madras Plaid sheets.  Cut the layered face section from the gray dotted Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6.  Punch a ¼" dot of pink cardstock from the Berry Red Collection and attach it behind the notched area on the face section.  (A fidgety little detail...but it makes a big difference.)

Cut the Wooden Alpha H, G and S from the pink cardstock too.  I think Bunny Face looks (vaguely) like the letter U - hope you agree!

Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼ x 2-¼"  Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Trim (or mask) the bottom of the "sending love" clear stamp from Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments Clear Stamp and Die set. Stamp it with Starlite Black Brilliance.  Stamp "to a wonderful friend" too.

Cut two detached hearts - from the Heart Streamer Globe set - from the pink 6x6 Delicate Pastels Glitter sheet.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").

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Have fun with variations of this basic design.  Use your favorite colors, little prints and felt scraps.  Thanks for visiting!

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03/29/2021

Mon 29

3 Dies + 3 Kinds of Papers = Crystal Framed Daisy Stems Happy Easter Cards
by Anne Thompson

I needed a few more Easter cards to pop in the mail this week so I combined three dies and three kinds of papers for a couple of quick and easy cards.

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3 Dies

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  • CRYSTAL FRAMES 94523
  • DAISY STEMS 94538
  • HAPPY EASTER POSH SCRIPT 94544

3 Kinds of Papers

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  • MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013
  • BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001
  • POLISHED FOIL PAD FP1001

Card One

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the layers

  • white notecard, side fold
  • orange cardstock from Berry Red Collection 5 1/4 X 4 
  • largest crystal frame cut from a different shade in the Berry Red Collection
  • leaves cut from red Polished Foil Pad
  • Daisy Stems cut from coral plaids in the Madras Plaid Coral papers
  • another Daisy Stem cut from the same red foil paper and popped up over the other two with a foam dot
  • Happy Easter cut from orange cardstock with another red foil layer on top

Card Two

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the layers

  • white notecard, top fold
  • orange cardstock from Berry Red Collection 5 1/4 X 4 
  • largest crystal frame cut from a different shade in the Berry Red Collection
  • leaves cut from red Polished Foil Pad
  • three Daisy Stems cut from coral plaids in the Madras Plaid Coral papers with the top one popped up with a foam dot under the blossom
  • Happy Easter cut from orange cardstock with another red foil layer on top

I love the look of the Crystal Frame behind the flowers and can easily imagine making this card using a variety of the newest flower dies and changing up the sentiment for a many occasions.  

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Happy Crafting!  And Happy Easter!

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03/27/2021

Sat 27

Glitter Easter Egg Card with Video
by Sara Cook

I have an easy Easter card that has layers for a stunning effect.  Check out the video tutorial, link below.

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I used the Rustic Tree and Bramble Collage dies and cut out a medium and light green paper from the Lush Green paper pack.  Die cut the Rustic Tree Collage die out of the darker of the green paper and the Bramble Collage die from the lighter green.  Trim the papers to 4 1/4"x5 1/2".

For the background I ink blended  Squeezed Lemon Aid, Spun Sugar, and Tumbled Glass Distresss Oxide Iinks in a rainbow effect.

Add double sided adhesive foam tape to the back of the darker green paper and adhere to the lighter green paper.  Adhere the 2 stacked papers over the ink blended background and then adhere to a A2 size card.

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I die cut eggs using Half Dozen Eggs die set and Delicate Pastel Glitter pack.  I glued the egg die cuts on the front of the card.

Sentiment:

I used the Happy Easter Posh Scrip die and ut it out of pink Delicate Pastel Glitter paper an adhere to the top center of the card.

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03/26/2021

Fri 26

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today I have a fun background technique using a Gelli Plate.  This is a gelatin like surface that you can apply paint or ink to and create a print. 

To create the background, I stamped the flower images with Black Archival ink onto the Gelli Plate.

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The ink needs a few minutes to dry before paint is applied to the plate. 

I squeezed 3 colors of acrylic paint onto the Gelli Plate and used a brayer to spread the paint. You only need a small amount of paint for this step. Once the paint is on the plate, I used a few household items to add some texture.

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In the photo above you can see how thin the layer of paint is. I waited a few minutes for the paint to dry, then added a layer of white acrylic paint over the whole plate. I used a brayer to spread the paint onto the plate.

I placed a piece of white cardstock onto the plate and rubbed it with my fingers to transfer the paint to the paper.

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I love all the texture that shows up on the print.

Next, I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper, then painted and die cut them.

I trimmed my printed paper and glued it to a black cardstock layer. Next, I used foam tape to adhere my flowers to the background. I spattered the piece with white paint. When the paint was dry, I adhered it to a green cardstock mat. I glued this to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I stamped the word "hello" and used foam tape to adhere it to the  card front.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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03/25/2021

Thu 25

Easy Nested Globe Treat Totes by Jean Okimoto

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Need 24 treat totes in a hurry?  The new Spring Plaid Slim set - 2 each of 12 double-sided 3.5" x 8.5" plaids -  makes it quick and easy to fold and diecut these pastel totes for spring and Easter treats.   MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxCottageStripesAndDots, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitter6x6, JeanOkimoto, SlimlinePapers, TreatWrappers, TreatTotes, DiecutFlowers, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Hi, Jean Okimoto with a project inspired by Sara's sweet Spring Plaid Slim set baskets. These hold the foil-wrapped Ghiradelli egg and bunny chocolates - and the Ghiradelli squares. MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxDiecuts, TreatWrappers, TreatTotes

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