433 posts categorized "6x6 Paper"

05/18/2022

Wed 18

Lavender Field Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a birthday card using the New Sunburst hot foil plate and Lavender Bouquet to create this beautiful field of lavender with golden sun.  I can imagine laying under the sun and taking a nap in the lavender field.  

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Sunburst:

Cut white card stock to 5"x5" square.  Position gold foil and Sunburst hot foil plate in the upper right hand corner of the paper.  Heat and run through your die cutting machine per their instruction.  I use Gemini Junior system and followed their instructions for foil plates and it turned out on the first run.  Ink blend Distress Broken China from the bottom left corner up over to the upper right hand corner.  Do not ink blend in the center of the sun. Ink blend the sun with Distress Squeezed Lemonade.  Ink blend the bottom left corner with Distress Twisted Citron keeping to the edges to create look of green steams.  

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Lavender Field:

Die cut all the Lavender Bouquet dies from fun foam.  Add some double sided tape to stamp block and position the fun foam die cuts on the tape.  Ink up with Distress Dusty Concord on the flower and Lucky Clover on the stem.  Randomly stamp first through 3 generation on the ink blended background.  Having taller lavender in the left corer and shorter toward the right corner.  Die cut the Lavender Bouquet from a mid green Lush Green paper pad, 2 times.  Die cut just the flower of the Lavender Bouquet from a dark and medium purple from the Twilight Purple paper pad, 2 times.  Trim off any of the stem that is left and glue on the matching green die cuts.  Adhere on top of the stamped background randomly mixing the light and dark lavender flowers.  

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Butterflies:

Heat foil the Intricate Mini Butterflies from the same gold foil and medium tone Twilight Purple paper. Only foil first then run through the die cut machine again for die cutting.  Use temporary tape to secure the foil and paper securely to the paper so the die does not move.  Form the wings with your fingers to pop them up.

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Sentiment:

Hot foil the Birthday Wishes plate with gold and the midtone Twilight Purple paper.  After foiling use the cutting die to die cut out the sentiment.  

Assembly:

Create a 6"x6" card base from white card stock.  Cut the same mid-tone Twilight Purple is the flowers and sentiment to 6"x6".  Cut a gold paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad to 5 1/2"x5 1/2". Adhere the purchase on the card base, the gold paper, then the card base.  Adhere the butterflies, 2 in the lavender and 1 in the sky.  Adhere the sentiment with foam tape over the sun. 

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05/17/2022

Tue 17

New Stella Butterfly and Background from the May Collection by Jean Okimoto

 

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The beautiful new Stella Butterfly and Background set is perfect with a leafy, flowery background. Try it with a Bubble Border too!  Add a diecut circle greeting and iridescent Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones to complete the look.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another new butterfly set from our May Collection.

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Cut the detailed Stella Butterfly from the shiny aqua Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut the solid Background from a Fresh Aqua 6x6 sheet.  Cut the antennae/body from a gold Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Assemble the butterfly.

Cut a pale lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the 1-⅞" wide Slim Basics Rectangles die.  Cut it with Bubble Border.  Trim the excess from the short ends.

 

I used a sheet of ink-blended and gold-spritzed Open Studio Watercolor Paper for the background.  Cut it with the 2-⅛" wide Slim Basics Rectangles die.  Trimming layers with the Slim Basics Rectangles dies saves time and eliminates guessing -  and those wonky edges.

Stamp the greeting - from the Friends and Family Clear Stamp Set - on the pale lavender 6x6 with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut it with the 1-½" Circle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a lavender slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - attach foam tape to the center of the butterfly and let the wings appear to be floating over the background.  Attach the greeting circle with foam tape too.  Add the lightest Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

 

Hope you're loving the May Collection as much as we enjoy sharing our newest designs with you!  Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend.

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05/13/2022

Fri 13

A Trio of Ava Butterflies from the May Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Send caring thoughts and special hugs with a trio of the new Ava Butterflies.  They're diecut from pearlescent 6x6's in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad - and perfect when you need a really quick card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline design and a bit of rescued background paper from my stash.

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Cut Ava Butterflies from the pale blue, peach and aqua Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 sheets.  

Sponge the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with salvaged patina, spun sugar and broken china Distress Oxides.  Add a light spritz of water and let the inks blend a bit.  Heat-set it, then cut it with the smallest Stylish Rectangle Trio die.  

Here's my favorite way to align and assemble the new Hugs Daily Script greeting.  Attach Scor-tape to the top of white cardstock and diecut the solid background.  Cut the detailed letters from a teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Remove the diecut pieces, then place the letters back into the die. (That's easier than pulling the offcuts out!)  Save the tape liner and press the adhesive-covered background onto the letters. Use the saved tape liner to press the letters firmly onto the adhesive.  Cover the remaining exposed adhesive with Imagine's Iridescent Embossing Powder, tap the excess off, then heat-emboss the greeting.  It'll be straight, completely adhered and sparkly!

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape at the centers of the butterflies and let the wings lift at the outer edges.  Add turquoise Bright Jewels.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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05/12/2022

Thu 12

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I was so excited when I saw the foil plates and dies in the 2022 May release!

To make the card, I used the Sunburst Hot Foil Plate to add gold foil to white cardstock using a foiling machine.  Next, I used a blender brush to apply Distress Oxide inks to my foiled cardstock.  Because the foil is like a letterpress design that is debossed into the paper, the ink doesn't cover the foil. 

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I trimmed the cardstock and adhered it to a black cardstock mat, which I then glued to a white card base.

Using black cardstock, I die cut the Graceful Poppy Stems and the Sweet Poppy Stem and glued those to the card front. 

Next, I die cut the shadow from the Hello Daily Script die from white cardstock, and the word hello from black cardstock.  I glued the black hello word die to the shadow and adhered it to the card.

On a strip of black cardstock I white heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it to the card.

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To finish the card, I added some yellow sequins for some dimension.  

And that's it for today! Have a great day!

Donnasignature

05/11/2022

Wed 11

The May Collection – a Sunny Hello by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create a simple Hello slimline card with a mix of bright yellows -  and new blossoms from the May 2022 Collection.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with some double-dipping dies from our latest release.  We're converting coneflowers into daisies and lavender stems into grassy fillers for a sunny bouquet.  The layered greeting gathers and adheres the delicate stems.  

Cut several Happy Daisy Stem blossoms from yellow sheets in the Sunny Orange 6x6 Collection.  Color the centers with a marker.   Assemble the flowers.

Cut Lavender Bouquet from 6x6 sheets in the Lush Green Collection.

Cut watercolor paper with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Spritz it with water.  Sponge it lightly (and splotchy-ly) with twisted cirtron Distress Oxides.  Heat-set it while it's still splotchy to create a variegated background.

Here's an easy way to adhere individual letters to a solid word background.  Attach Scor-Tape to a scrap of a yellow 6x6 sheet and cut the Hello Daily Script background.  Cut the letters from a Lush Green 6x6.  Remove everything from the die - then put the letters back into the die.  Lay the die on a hard flat surface. Save the tape liner - press the adhesive-covered background onto the letters to attach them in a straight line.  Use the saved tape liner to press the letters firmly onto the adhesive. Spread detail clear embossing powder over the remaining exposed adhesive, tap the excess powder off.  Heat-emboss the greeting.

It's actually easier than it sounds - even if the process took a whole paragraph!  The letters will be adhered - in a straight line - and the yellow background will be glossy and bright.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting  Add orangey-yellow Autumn Fairy Jewels.

The May Collection is a great collection of classic flowers and butterflies for cards for everyday and special greetings. Hope you're enjoying the cards the Design Team has created for you.  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you on Friday...

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05/08/2022

Sun 08

New for May 2022--Lavender Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

Happy Mother's Day to those of you who celebrate this holiday today.  Here's  a card that features another one of the new dies from the MAY 2022 COLLECTION, the Lavender Bouquet.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • violet plaid paper cut 4 X 5 1/4 from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 6X6 paper pad
  • green cardstock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 
  • purple cardstock from VIBRANT VIOLET COLLECTION SP1007
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  • HELLO DAILY SCRIPT 94658
  • purple  crystals from AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101
  • PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR 40103 glitter glue
  • bow and ribbons from my ribbon box

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to make this card

  • add the violet plaid paper to the front of the white notecard
  • die cut the LAVENDER BOUQUET from green cardstock and again from purple cardstock; attach just the purple blooms on top of the green ones
  • add PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR to the purple blooms and spread around with your finger; when dry, add the stems to make a bouquet on the card front

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  • die cut HELLO DAILY SCRIPT background from a scrap of the purple cardstock and the detailed lettering from a scrap of the violet plaid; attach to the lower left corner of the card front
  • add a bow to the base of the bouquet to tie it together

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  • add Scor-Tape to the back of a narrow coordinating ribbon and attach it to the righthand side of the card front, overlapping to the inside
  • place three of the purple FAIRY CRYSTALS on the ribbon for a little more sparkle

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Check the website here to see all of the new products in the May 2022 Collection.  I'm sure you will love it!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

 

 

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05/07/2022

Sat 07

New for May 2022--Poppies!
by Anne Thompson

There are so many beautiful flowers in the MAY 2022 COLLECTION, new this week.  I was immediately taken with all of the poppy dies and memories of golden California poppies which inspired me to make this card and tag to use for Mother's Day.  

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to make the card

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  • SWEET POPPY STEM 94648
  • GRACEFUL POPPY STEMS 94651
  • RUFFLED POPPY STEM 94667
  • yellow cardstock from SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002 6X6 paper pad to die cut the poppies
  • orange colored pencil to highlight the slits in the blossoms
  • light green plaid paper from the MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad to cover the poppy stems
  • coral plaid paper also from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad for the card background cut 4 X 5 1/4
  • small gold jewels for the poppy center stamens from BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003

 

to make the tag

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  • manila tag 3 X 6 1/4
  • coral plaid papers from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad to cover both sides of the tag 
  • a scrap of olive floral paper from GARLAND PP1010 for the lower left corner of the tag, torn, and torn edge inked with VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink
  • a scrap of olive from the same piece of paper, stamped with "For You" from SIGNATURE GREETINGS CLEAR STAMP SET CL5272 using VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink, then torn and the edges inked with VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink
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  • yellow cardstock from SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002 6X6 paper pad to die cut the poppy
  • orange colored pencil to highlight the slits in the blossom
  • light green plaid paper from the MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad to cover the poppy stem
  • small gold jewels for the poppy center stamens from BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003
  • 3 brown buttons from my button jar
  • ribbon, thread, twine from my ribbons box
  • an orange paper clip
  • ink all of the edges of the tag, both sides, with VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink

Here's a look at the three poppy dies and their packaging.  You are able to create lovely layered blossoms with these dies.

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I know you are going to love everything about this new collection!  I'll be back tomorrow with another floral card.  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

                                                                                                                   

 

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05/05/2022

Thu 05

Happy Thoughts
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features a great way to use those leftover scraps of paper we all have.

I started by die cutting the Jumbled Line Collage die from a piece of white cardstock.  Next, I trimmed it down to a mini slimline card size and cut strips of paper to weave in between the lines.

I mounted this to a kraft cardstock panel and then glued it to a white card base.

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The flower was die cut 3 times from white cardstock, and glued together to give it more dimension.  I used foam tape to adhere it in place on the card.

Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on another strip of scrap paper.  Using foam tape I adhered it to the card front.

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That's it for today!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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05/04/2022

Wed 04

Mother's Day Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick but stunning Mother's Day card featuring the Ruffled Blooms.  

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Flowers:

Die the the Ruffled Blooms from Open Studios Watercolor paper.  Watercolor each bloom with the same technique of wetting the paper then use a lighter color ink on the inside to a darker color on the petal tips. Scribble the ink down on my glass mat and apply with a water brush.  The watercolors used are Zigs Real Brush pens in the following color sets; Bright Yellow and Light Carmine, Lemon Yellow and Yellow, Light Pink and fuchsia? (the name rubbed off and unsure what the real name is), and Orange and Wine.  For the center of each flower I use Bright Yellow and Dark Oatmeal.  The Dark Oatmeal I apply it direct on the flower center dabbing it in the cut pieces.  then blend with the water brush.  Shape the petals with your fingers.

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Background:

Cut a piece of the light green from the Lush Green paper pad to a 3 3/4" x 5 3/4". Die cut the Jumbled Line Collage die from the center of the paper.  Cut the scraps of the paper into 1/4" strips and stack 4 tall and adhere to the back of the panel.  Cut a piece of white card stock to 3 1/2"x 5 1/2".  Cover the paper with the Sunset Blush Washi Tape.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the word MOM using the Twiggy Alphabet die set from a gold and peach paper from Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Glue the smaller die cut on the top.  I added SticketIt to the back fo the peach mirror paper before die cutting to make it easier to adhere.  

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Assembly:

Cut a card to 8" x 6" and score at 4" on the longer side of paper to create a 4" x 6" card.  Adhere the Washi tape panel to the center of the card.  Adhere the Jumbled Line Collage panel on top of the Washi tape panel.  Adhere the flowers in the lower left corner and MOM to the right of the flowers.

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05/03/2022

Tue 03

Flowers for Mom by Jean Okimoto

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Gather an assortment of spring blossoms for a Mother's Day card and mix, match and layer them for dimension.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for a stylish Mom - with casual upside-down Wooden Alpha W's instead of the proper M's.  We're using the new Birch Press Design Wispy Bloom Contour Layers for their pointy, contrasting look.

Blend salvaged patina and shaded lilac Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Add a light spritz of water and let the colors blend as they dry.  Cut it with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut Ruffled Blooms from different shades of Lush Green and Fresh Aqua 6x6 sheets.  Cut some extra centers from Lush Green sheets.  

Cut Layered Periwinkle from Vibrant Violet and Twilight Purple 6x6 sheets.

Cut the Birch Press Design Wispy Blooms Contour Layers from Twilight Purple sheets.  Cut the stems from a Lush Green sheet.  

Cut the wide leaves from the Exquisite Leaf Set from a Lush Green sheet.  Trim the larger branch - we're using the 2 lower leaves here.

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Attach the ink-blended rectangle - at a wonky angle - to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝"). Attach the leaves and the assembled flowers.

Diecut the letters from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Use the upside-down W's instead of the M's from the Wooden Alpha set for a casual look. Or use the more formal M.  Either way, the Wooden Alpha dies add great texture to the mirror cardstock.

Attach the yellow-gold Christmas Fairy Jewels.

This design works in a rainbow of color combos...try your favorites!  It would be nice with mirrored floral diecuts and/or leaves too.  

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If your Mom's card is already done - rotate the M's right-side-up to say "WOW". It would be great for a grad, a new hire or to celebrate a recent promotion or achievement.   Even a new flower garden!

Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday...

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