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03/05/2021

Fri 05

Floral Shaker Card with Video
by Sara Cook

Welcome everyone.  Hope you're ready for some creativity.  I have a floral shaker card featuring the Stained Glass Floral die cut from the spring release.  I have a video for this card as well, link is below.

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Start by die cutting the Stained Glass Floral die out of 110lb white card stock, twice.  Keep 1 set of the flower petals and leaves.  Use Washi or low tack tape to secure the petals and leaves back into the die cut.  Color each petal using Copic markers, YR07 for the dark tone and YR02 for the light tone.  Flick the darker orange from the bottom of each petal to the middle leaving streaks.  Use the light tone, YR02, and blend from the bottom to the top.  Take the YR07 and color just at the bottom on each petal.  For the center of the flow use Copi Y00.  Don't worry about any extra color on the outside of the die cut, that is why the other die cut is for. For each leaf use the same technique with YG03 the dark tone and YG11 as the light tone.  Glue the other die cut on top.

For the top paper of the shaker card, choose a paid pattern from Madras Plaid Coral and Green. I chose one with grid lines and centered the die in the middle.  Cut the paper to 4"x51/4", keeping a 3/4" boarder from the cut out on each side and top of the paper. Glue acetate on the back side making sure to cover the square cut out.  Glue on the Stained Glass Floral die cut on the shaker window.

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On the back side of the plaid paper add double sided adhesive around the cut out.  Make sure not to leave any gaps.  Create a top fold A2 card out of 110lb while card stock.  Place the shaker element in the center of the card base.  I used HAI Supply TMM Cherry Blossoms.  Remove the bacon from the foam tape, center, and place on the card base.

Die cut Glade butterfly base out of white 80lb card stock and the top die from the darker gold from Polished Fold Pad.  Color the butterfly base with Copics.  Go from darker on the outside to lighter on the inside blending the colors.  Darkest is YR02, then R20, and Y00.  Glue the gold top to the bottom. 

Die cut Just a Note Posh Script bottom die out of 110lb card stock and top die from the darker gold from Polished Fold Pad.  Glue the top die cut on the bottom. 

Glue the sentiment below the shaker window and the butterfly in the bottom right hand corner pop the shaker window

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03/04/2021

Thu 04

Send Special Hugs with Dreamy Freesia by Jean Okimoto

 

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Let the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers eliminate guessing and measuring to create perfectly-proportioned design elements for your projects.  They're great for backgrounds and layering on stylish slimline cards.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with another Madras Plaid and wildflower design from our Spring Collection.

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Cut the layering strips with the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers - from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet Collection (1-⅛" x 6-⅛"*), watercolored and gold-spritzed paper (1-⅜" x 6-⅜") and from the Twilight Purple Collection  (⅝" x 5-½").  *Use the entire sheet - including the extra amount at the top - for the 6-⅛" strip.

Cut Dreamy Freesia from the yellow-green sheet in the 6x6 Lush Green Collection.  

Stamp the greeting on white cardstock with Electric Purple Radiant Neon.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.

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

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

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Memory Box 6x6 Spring Collection plaids are designed to coordinate with many of the 108 shades in our 9 new 110# cardstock gradient color collections.  It's so easy to quickly select the right colors for your cards, layouts and mixed-media projects.  Plaids + wildflowers are my new favorite combination!

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

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/03/2021

Wed 03

Sentiment Background
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Wednesday!  I have a super easy card to share today made with more products from the fabulous 2021 Spring release.  It was inspired by this month’s Beautiful Backgrounds challenge.  I’m not going to lie, but this went in a slightly different direction than what I had in mind. 😂

I love the posh script line of sentiment dies and thought they would make beautiful sentiment backgrounds.  Each sentiment is made of two pieces die cut from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  Arranged and adhered them at an angle onto an A2 sized Bristol panel for a faux dry embossed effect.  

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To highlight the sentiment further, the back shadow was die cut from the darkest purple Graceful Garden Glitter paper.  The sentiment was then die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked.   Adhered the whole piece over top one of the background sentiments.  The Sylvan butterfly was die cut from Bristol paper and coloured with a blender brush and Seedless Preserves distress ink.  Adhered the right side of the butterfly off the edge and popped the left side up with mounting tape to finish.

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Easy-peasy.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day!

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02/22/2021

Mon 22

Just a Note Cards with Layered Flowers in Coral Madras Plaids
by Anne Thompson

Today I have three Just a Note cards in layers of Coral Madras Plaids with layered Coral Madras Plaids flowers using three of the newest die sets: LAYERED DAISIES 94472; LAYERED FRESH FLOWERS 94474; and LAYERED COSMOS 94473. 

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I used many of the different coral plaids from the MADRAS PLAIDS CORAL AND GREEN 6X6 pad PP1013 for both layering the card fronts and for die cutting the layered flowers.  I added JUST A NOTE POSH SCRIPT 94527, just the words and not the background, cut in gold foil paper from POLISHED FOIL PAD PP1001. And I added just the leaves from DAISY STEMS 94538 cut from orange cardstock in the SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION 6X6 pad SP1002.

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Card One--LAYERED DAISIES

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Card Two--LAYERED FRESH FLOWERS

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Card Three--LAYERED COSMOS

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I die cut an extra flower from each set and used it inside the corresponding card.  These cards are perfect to send anytime and would also make a great gift packaged up with envelopes, stamps, and a pretty pen.  Think I need to make more using some of the other madras plaids papers!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

02/16/2021

Tue 16

Rainbow Shaker Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a rainbow shaker card! I used the newest Spring 2021 supplies!   

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I created the card base, a  3 1/2 x 8 1/2  slimline style. I die cut the panel with the Slimline Basic Rectangle Die. 

Center and secure the Arched Collage Die, die cut.  Trim a piece of clear acetate and secure behind the die cut arch. 

Using the same Arched Collage Die, die cut each color of the rainbow. Save the extra cut outs for later projects.

Place each rainbow color into their perspective slot in the die cut panel.  Secure with washi tape.

Turn the panel upside down and add a layer of glue to each color arch. 

Turn panel right side up and center it on top of card base. Press firmly on rainbow arches. After a minute, gently remove washi tape.

Stamp the sentiment in the top, right corner.   Turn die cut panel upside down and add a double layer of foam tape framing out the rainbow.

Scatter a mix of sequins on top of the rainbow. Secure the top, die cut panel over the sequins and rainbow.

Die cut and adhere the butterfly.

Enjoy shaking! 

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Thanks for peeking! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!!

Michellesignature (1)

 

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02/15/2021

Mon 15

Mixed Floral Bouquets
by Anne Thompson

I made two cards for today's post using several of the new floral dies and plaids and solid color cardstocks from the new 6X6 pads to create some mixed floral bouquets.

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materials used on the Lavender Stems card

  • LAVENDER STEMS 94535
  • SEED STEMS 94534
  • "Thank You" stamp from JOYFUL MOMENTS CL5266
  • Green Oasis VersaFine Clair Ink
  • white notecard
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET 6X6 PAD PP1014
  • TWILIGHT PURPLE COLLECTION 6X6 PAD SP1008
  • LUSH GREEN COLLECTION 6X6 PAD SP1003
  • purple gems
  • green satin ribbon bow

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If you look at this card closely and the photo below you will notice that I forgot to add something to my photo.  Got it?  I used green cardstocks from the Lush Greens cardstock pad to die cut the SEED STEMS.

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the second card, oranges

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and the materials used

  • DAISY STEMS 94538
  • SEED STEMS 94534
  • WILDFLOWER STEMS 94537
  • white notecard
  • LUSH GREENS COLLECTION 6X6 PAD SP1003
  • MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN 6X6 PAD PP1013
  • orange satin ribbon bow

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I love the look of the various plaid papers for the flower blossoms and the wide variety of greens from the Lush Green Collection for stems and leaves.  Using different but complementary plaids for the backgrounds adds even more texture and interest to each card.  I can see making many of these cards for all sorts of occasions.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

 

 

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02/14/2021

Sun 14

Bunny Hugs for a Snowy Weekend by Jean Okimoto

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Happy Valentine's Day to everyone celebrating today!  Decisions, decisions...should I design another Valentine, a "let it snow," or a Bunny Face card for today's post?  Bunny Face won - it's too irresistible to wait for spring.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a sunny-bright card on a snowy Seattle weekend.

I used a ton of new Spring Collection designs and colors - they (amazingly) all fit onto one slimline card.  Dave's always designed great dies, stamps and 6x6's - now the introduction of 9 Color Wheel paper sets makes it even easier to create cards. They'll add bright splashes of color to my card kits for Impress and Stamps+Memories too. 

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We have Spring Plaid Slim papers too - 65#, double-sided, with gold highlights on one side.  Cut a sheet of it with the new Slim Basic Rectangle Layers 2.2" x 7.2" die.  It's great to have this slim set for perfect layers - wonky handcut rectangles are too obvious on slim cards!

Cut the Wooden Alpha letters from the Twilight Purple Color Wheel sheet - run the dies through the machine with the grain (lengthwise) for great results.  

Cut Layered Daisies from the Sunny Orange (2 yellow shades) and Fresh Green Color Wheel sheets. 

Cut Bunny Face from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Cut the ear sections from the pink Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad sheet.  Glue a tiny scrap of pink behind the nose section.  Cut the month/nose section again from the purple sheet and attach it behind the face for a slightly offset shadow effect.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white with Neon Purple.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the stamp set's die and trim it to 1-¼".

Attach everything to a white slimline card - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Thanks for visiting...hope you're enjoying the new collection as much as we are!

Jeansignature-3

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02/12/2021

Fri 12

Wishing You Happiness
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. I'm excited to be sharing some of the newest products for the Spring Line.  

I used  All the Happiness clear stamp and die set. I paired the stamp up with Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die Set.  The cascading floral bouquet

works perfectly with this slimline die.
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I stamped the bouquet with black ink and colored them Copic Markers.  I secured the coordinating die and ran it through my die cutting machine.

I die cut the two largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles. On the smaller die cut rectangle, I stamped the smaller bouquet in each corner. I used 

antique linen distress ink.  I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner.
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I adhered the largest slim line die cut the the card base. Than I layered the smaller slimline die cut and die cut bouquet with foam tape.

I adhered some gold sequins than finished the card with some gold paint splatter.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michellesignature (1)
 

 

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02/11/2021

Thu 11

Slimline Seed Stems and a Wrapped Stitched Rectangle by Jean Okimoto

 

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Tall and slim (wishful thinking!) is easy with the new slimline dies from the 2021 Spring Collection.  The 5-piece set of Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles adds a casual, artsy look when you need a simple accent strip to balance the main design elements.  The 13-piece Slim Basic Rectangle Layers is great for cutting the new plaids - and anything else requiring the right proportions for slimline cards.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline card featuring our newest 6x6 papers and the delicate Seed Stems set. Gardens may be resting - or covered in snow - right now, but we have a new collection of dies and Color Wheel cardstock 6x6's to create pretty floral cards for any occasion. 

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Cut the 6x6 Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet with the 6.4" x 1.4" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut it  vertically to include a bit of extra paper at the top edge near the punched hole.  

Cut the coral sheet from the Berry Red 6x6 Color Wheel set with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.

Cut a 1" x 4-½" strip of Open Studio Watercolor Paper - mine was from a stash of paper brayered and sponged with orange, pink and coral inks.  

Cut the delicate, airy new Seed Stems from white cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Big and Little Reverse Words clear stamp and die set - on white cardstock with Morocco Memento Luxe.  Heat-set the ink, let it cool, then cut it with the greeting strip die included in the stamp set.  No wonky-trimming here!

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add ¼" dots punched from the yellow Graceful Garden Glitter Pad sheet. MemoryBoxSeedStems, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxFrostedGlitterPad, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, FlowerDies, PlaidPapers, DiecutFlowers, MementoLuxe, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Hope you're enjoying the 2021 Spring Collection designs we're sharing.  Be sure your favorite online stores and independent retailers have this great release!  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Sunday...

Jeansignature-3

 

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02/04/2021

Thu 04

Twiggy Hugs and the Stylish Hexagon Trio by Jean Okimoto

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