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05/10/2024

Fri 10

Blooming Anemone Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Combine the Blooming Anemone with a Poppystamps frame background on a floral thank you card.  Hi, Jean here with a slimline  for any occasion.  A basic design and just a few colors make it easy to re-create and personalize this for anyone who deserves a special thank you.

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Cut Blooming Anemone from a bright red 6x6 in the Blush Collection.  Color the stem and sepal with a black marker.  Cut the largest petal again.  Cut an extra set of petals from Black Glossy Paper (cardstock) to create leaves.  Cut the pointy stamens twice from Black Glossy Paper.

Cut about 1-½" of the Poppystamps Circling Frame from the bright red 6x6.  Cut black cardstock with the 7-¼" x 2" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut Kraft Woodgrain Paper with the 1-¼" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut a pearlescent moon from the white Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 with the 1-¼" Circle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a woodgrain kraft slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the tips of petals which are now leaves.

Add a simple thank you from the Thank You Foil Greetings Tabs.  

Cut a piece of the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6 with a portion of the Circling Frame to create shiny gold accent confetti.   Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing. 

Thanks for visiting our blog...Happy Mother's Day to everyone celebrating on Sunday!

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05/03/2024

Fri 03

Hybrid Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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04/26/2024

Fri 26

Gladiola Slimline Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Need a special thank you card?  Express your appreciation with a shimmery, sparkly floral design from our latest collection.  Add blooming Gladiola Floral Duo diecuts to an extended Budding Gladiola Stem and layer them on a slimline card.  Hi, Jean here with a thank you card that grew taller and taller as it progressed - like gladiolas!

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Add a light mist of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to the dark pink/coral Blush Collection 6x6.  The new solid-core 110# sheets and Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz create vibrant customized metallic cardstock in a rainbow of colors.  Let it airdry for a few minutes, then heatset it.  

Cut the spritzed cardstock with with Gladiola Floral Duo and the stem portion of Budding Gladiola Stem.  The buds on the stem will be visible - and we'll cover the other sections with dark gray cardstock diecuts and a long, skinny strip.

Cut the remaining Budding Gladiola Stem pieces and the leaves from dark gray cardstock - leave the little pieces in the die so they'll be easy to identify and attach later.  Cut a narrow dark gray strip to create a longer stem - approximately ⅛" x 6-½".

Trim the pale peach Blush Collection 6x6 with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  The die is longer than the 6x6 - but diecutting eliminates measuring and wonky rectangles which are really noticeable on slimline cards.   Attach the spritzed stem to the rectangle.  Attach the dark gray pieces - except the one at the top - to create buds.  Add the narrow gray strip so it creates a stem that extends about ½" below the rectangle.  Add the dark gray piece at the top.  Attach the leaves.

Cut two sets of the Gladiola Floral Duo stamens and remove one section from one of the pairs.  Assemble the Gladiola Floral Duo blossoms - I like to attach the petals to a small scrap of cardstock for easy assembly and arrangement.

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Cut the Gladiola Plaid 6x6 with the same Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the diecuts to a cream slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the upper glossom.

Add a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Circle Tab.  It's a quick and easy way to complete a very detailed card!  These versatile heavyweight circle tabs are available in black/gold and white/gold - 36 tabs, 4 each of 9 typefaces.  

Thanks for visiting...have a wonderful weekend!

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04/19/2024

Fri 19

“Half-a-Duo” Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Send special thanks with the new Gladiola Floral Duo that's re-designed into a single large blossom.  Create a coordinating background from the new Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 set.  Add a ready-to-go Foil Tab Greeting and Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Hi, Jean here with a simple floral design to start your weekend.

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Cut Gladiola Floral Duo from a Twilight Purple Collection 6x6.  Cut a 1" square cardstock scrap to use as a (hidden) base to assemble the blossom - it lets you try different angles and locations before adhering it.  All of the petals are used to build 1 big blossom. Cut two sets of the stamen from Glossy Black paper (it's cardstock).  Assemble the flower - attach 3 stamen pairs behind the center front petal section before adding it as the final piece.

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Cut the large pale lavender and gold Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 print with the die from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder Set.  cut a dark purple 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection.  Attach the diecuts to and pale lavender A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamdots for the blossom.  Save the extra diecuts for other projects.

Here's the Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 set - and the link - 

https://www.memoryboxco.com/PP1028-Glimmering-Gladiola-6x6-pack_p_4181.html

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Trim the short ends about ⅛" and attach a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tab.   Add the purple/blue Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

This could also be a birthday card with a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings Black Tab.  The tab strips come in sets of 40 - 4 each of 10 versatile typefaces.

Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great weekend!

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04/18/2024

Thu 18

Sensational Gladiola Stem Hello
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I am sharing a super simple yet dramatic card today.  It features the new Sensational Gladiola Stem die from the current 2024 Gladiola release.  I think that when a product is this beautiful, it doesn’t need much.  

The Gladiolas were die cut three times from light green Leafy Greenery and white Bristol papers   Green and dark gray dye inks were applied to the respective pieces with detailed blending brushes to add shading and give dimension.  

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Arranged and glued the flowers to an A2 size black panel then lightly splattered with diluted white gouache paint.  The Hello Daily Script sentiment was in my stash.  It had been die cut from black glossy paper and Bristol paper.  Adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

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Easy-peasy and that was all for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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04/12/2024

Fri 12

Garden Greetings…New Blossom and Butterflies by Jean Okimoto

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Designs from the new Gladiola Collection are great for slimline cards.  Layer the tall, elegant blossoms over a matching Gladiola Plaid background - then add a pair of the new Exquisite Butterflies and a Thank You Foil Greetings Circle.  Hi, Jean here with another design from our latest release.

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Spray a pale pink ink-blended scrap of cardstock with a spritz of Imagine's Gold Sheer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  Cut Gladiola Blossom and Leaves stamens from the dark gray Festive Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the leaves from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the blossom from the gold-spritzed cardstock.

A simple tip shared earlier...cut a matching circle of cardstock slightly smaller than the finished gladiola.  Use it as a base to adhere and assemble the blossom.  It adds dimension - and makes it easy to find the perfect spot and angle for the blossom.

Another simple tip...attach the stamen pieces behind the top-layered petal instead of on the background petals.  No guessing how much of it will be visible - and if any glue will ooze out! 

Cut the detailed Exquisite Butterflies from a gold Rainbow Reflections Pad 6x6.  We're just using these 2 here - save the others for another project.  

Cut the pink Gladiola Plaid with the 1-⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  The die is longer than the plaid - but it's easier to cut a straight plaid piece with the die - just place a short edge of the die against the top edge of the plaid.  Cut a dark pink Blush Collection 6x6 with the ⅞" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card ( 3-½" x 8-½").  Add a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Circle Tab and gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstone.  Cut a slimline-size piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...hope we're inspiring you to create special greetings from the garden with the Gladiola Collection!

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03/29/2024

Fri 29

Cheerful Floral Hugs
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Good Friday to those who celebrate!  I’m using the Cheerful Floral stamp set again, but this time, I also used it with the coordinating layering stencil set.

The floral image was stamped off-the-edge with Fade Out ink onto a Bristol panel for a no-line coloring look.   A light color dye ink would work as well.  Then following most of the steps from the stencil guide, ink blended gradient colors of dye inks in pink, purple, yellow, green and gray over the stencils.   I decided to keep the leaves simpler, skipped the layers for the leaves and ink blended in the center vein.

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Once the coloring/stencilling was completed, masked the image with the included mask and applied gray ink around the image to give it more dimension and help ground it a bit.  Stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink directly on the panel and heat embossed it with clear glitter embossing  powder.  Hugs was an unused piece from my stash that had been die cut out with the matching die.  Adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

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The layering stencils makes coloring easy.   And that does it for my card.   Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend, especially if you are celebrating Easter.  

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03/22/2024

Fri 22

Adhere, Emboss and Add Gloss by Jean Okimoto

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Combine two great new greetings from our Spring Cheer Collection with the bold and beautiful blossom from January's Anemone Collection.  It's a spring mix of big, little, pastel, bright, plaid, solid, glossy, metallic and matte...all on one card!  Hi, Jean here with a very layered design today.

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We're using 3 consecutive sizes of the Square Basics dies to frame and highlight the anemone.  Cut a lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the 2-¾" square die.  Cut a light lavender 6x6 with the 3" square die.  Cut the lavender + gold Anemone Plaid 6x6 with the 3-¼" square die.

Cut the White Anemone Rub On - leave a generous margin around it.  Carefully remove the paper liner.  Tap the design onto the 3" square.  Place it between 2 sheets of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine using the plates you'd use for basic diecutting.  Carefully remove the frosty plastic liner.

Adhere a 1" x 2-¾" piece of ScoreTape to a dark purple sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection.  Cut the Friend Daily Script background.

Cut detailed Friend Daily Script layer from the light lavender sheet - keep the semi-circle for the top of the "e" and the oval for the "d" for the next step.  Save the letters for another project.

Attach the diecut to the adhesive-covered background - save the tape liner.  Add the saved semi-circle and oval.  Use the saved liner to press the diecuts firmly onto the adhesive.  Cover the greeting with detail clear embossing powder, tap off the excess,  and carefully heat-emboss the greeting.  It's adhered, embossed and glossy!

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Attach the squares to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape near the top corners of the squares for extra lift.  

Attach a precut embossed greeting from the new Thank You Foil Greetings White Tabs, then add "friend."  The 40-piece foil greetings tab set includes 4 each of 10 great designs ranging from bold and elegant to delicate and contemporary.  There's a greeting for everyone!

Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great weekend!

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03/17/2024

Sun 17

Sitting Sparrows Under the Berry Branches and Leaves
by Anne Thompson

I wanted to use the Sitting Sparrow die for today's card from the newest collection, 2024 Spring Cheer, because it was one I hadn't yet tried.

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I began by die cutting the SITTING SPARROW 94724 twice using two colors of blue card stock from the LAGOON SOLID CORE CARD STOCK PACK SP1010.

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I used a fingertip dauber to add a bit of Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to the various bird parts and colored the bird beaks with an orange marker.  I assembled two birds, one with the lighter blue body and darker blue accents and the other vice versa.  The embossed areas on the bodies make it easy to add the wings in the correct position.  I added tiny blue BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003 for eyes.

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Next I die cut the BERRY BRANCHES AND LEAVES 94704 from a bright green paper from the GREENERY SOLID CORE CARD STOCK PACK SP1011.  I added bright green Fairy Jewels (from the same set--JWL003) where the berries would go.

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I used a lighter blue card stock from the Lagoon pack and one of the larger NESTED GLOBES 94532 to cut a shape to anchor all of the images I'd cut and assembled.  I chose the SNOW FLURRIES STENCIL 88626 and the Peacock Feathers ink to add some interest to the shape.

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To assemble the card, I started with a white horizontal side-fold note card and inked around the edges using a fingertip dauber and the Peacock Feathers ink.  I added the globe shape with the flat edge aligned with the fold on the notecard.  I used a glue pen to attach the branches and leaves at the top edge of the dot-stenciled shape.  I popped the birds on using dimensional foam circles.

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One of my neighbors had bluebirds in her yard the other day, so I might have to send her this card.  A great design for any season--just change up the paper and Fairy Jewel selections!  I'll add an appropriate sentiment on the inside--there are so many good ones to choose from in the Spring Cheer Collection--dies, stamps, and foil greetings tabs.  

Happy Crafting!

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03/02/2024

Sat 02

Embossed, Stenciled Spring Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Cut, 3d-emboss and stencil a fresh floral design from the Spring Cheer Collection and get ready to welcome the new season.  It's just 17 days away!  Hi, Jean here with a weekend project from our latest release.

Glue two layers of yellow cardstock together for dimension and cut it with the floral die fron the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set.  Remove the tiny offcuts.  Spritz both sides of the diecut with a light mist of water and emboss it with the Cheerful Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

The Cheerful Floral 6x6 Art Stencil Set includes a colored, numbered illustrated guide. The numbers coordinate with the numbers cut into the stencils.  There's also a stencil that isn't completely cut out - don't remove the pieces (like I almost did!).  That special stencil can be used to mask and protect the adjacent areas when you're stenciling. 

Follow the numbered, illustrated color guide to color and shade the embossed design.  The guide shows different colors on the 6 small flowers - I used a single color for all of the petals and added pale yelllow-green Bright Jewels instead.  

Pearlescent Lime and Sunflower Yellow Brilliance inks were used.  Brilliance inks are great for stenciling - they're blendable, great for layering, heat-embossable if you're quick -  and several colors add a pearlescent luster.  

Cut yellow cardstock to 4-¼" x 9 -¾".  Score it at 4-¼" from the left edge.  Attach the floral diecut.  Add the jewels.

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Stamp the greetings from the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set on yellow cardstock with Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance - leave enough space around "means so much" to diecut it with the 2-½"  x 1-¼" A2 Rectangle Frames Die later.   Quickly heat-emboss them.  Cut "kindness" with the die that's included in the stamp set. Cut an extra rectangle and layer it for dimension.

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Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

These flowers can celebrate Easter, say thanks, convey birthday wishes or send hugs.  Create a stash of these in different colors and they'll be ready for any occasion.

Thanks for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

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