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03/23/2021

Tue 23

It Means So Much...
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I watercolored  All the Happiness stamp and die set. I stamped the bouquet image onto Open Studio Watercolor Paper. I used Karin Brushmarker set to color the flowers, leaves and berries.  After the bouquet has dried, die cut and set aside.

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I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and adhere to a card base. I added a light water wash of gray color to the  panel. I used the Crystal Corner Die and die cut a piece of green paper from the Lush Green 6x6 paper pack. I adhered the corner die cut in the corner, and layered the bouquet over the corner die cut.

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I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set, Joyful Moments. I added some splatters of the gray water wash. I added some gems.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek! Enjoy your week!

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03/18/2021

Thu 18

Build a Rainbow with Nested Globes by Jean Okimoto

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Take your cards beyond the box with bright rainbows, sunbursts and 6x6 papers from the Spring Collection.  Hi, Jean Okimoto sharing a card that takes advantage of the versatility of Memory Box dies and some of the 108 shades from our new 6x6 cardstock collections.  The glittered yellow strip is cut from the new Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

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Diecut the rainbow with the 5 largest Nested Globes dies and colors from the new 6x6's - Fresh Aqua, Vibrant Violet, Lush Green, Graceful Garden Glitter Pad and Twilight Purple.  The Sunny Orange Collection (below Lush Green) created the yellow and orange sunburst.  

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As Trina suggests - cut a portion of each globe, then use the smaller die to cut each strip.  Build the rainbow with the narrow strips instead of layering the 5 colors.  Here's a photo of leftover offcuts after the rainbow strips were cut.  I cut each piece taller than necessary and trimmed everything after I taped them together on the reverse side.  You can use these offcuts to build smaller rainbows.

Cut yellow cardstock from the Sunny Orange Collection with the 3" die from the Circle Basics set.  Cut it with Stitched Burst.  Rotate the die so it cuts halfway between the first set of holes.  Cut a 3" orange circle and layer it behind the yellow circle to emphasize the dots.

Vigorously shake the container of Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and use the tube end of the sprayer to add gold specks along the center of a white slimline (3-⅝" x 8-½") card.  Dry the ink.

Stamp the greeting - from the Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink - these inks were compatible when dry and didn't smear or blur when used together. Please test your inks first if you're using other products.    Attach the diecuts - the  sunburst circle extends about ⅛" above the fold.

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Have fun combining your favorite colors and create unique rainbows for spring cards.  Messages of support and encouragement are always appreciated.

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

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03/16/2021

Tue 16

Just A Note
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a slimline card showcasing some of the newest spring flower dies. 

I die cut and colored Layered Daisies Die, Layered Cosmos Die, and Layered Fresh Flowers Die. I adhered the layers and set aside. 

*Note: for the cosmos flower, I die cut the large petals two times.

I die cut the sentiment and and shadow using the pretty paper packs, Sunny Orange and Earth Neutral. Adhere and set aside.

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Next, I used the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die and die cut the bottom panel using pattern paper from Spring Plaid Slim.

I also cut two layers using white cardstock for the middle panels.

Next, I assembled the card. I adhered the panels using foam tape to give added dimension making sure the panels are centered.

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First I adhered the daisey, centered.  Than, I adhered the sentiment. And lastly, I adhered the Cosmos and Fresh Flower. 

I finished the card with some scattered sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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Tue 16

Tall Rainbow
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m playing with the Nested Globes dies from the Spring collection again and stretching them to make a tall rainbow. 

I started by picking out the papers from the various 6x6 paper packs (see supply list below).  I skipped the two largest dies and used the remainder for a five arch rainbow.  The papers were trimmed to the width of the corresponding dies.  The dome shape was partial die cut on one end, then the next smaller die one size down was used to cut out the arch, shifting and die cutting down the length of the paper.  I did partial die cutting when possible to not waste the beautiful paper.

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The clouds and Pinpoint Burst background were die cut from Bristol paper.  The rainbow was also adhered to a Bristol panel that was die cut to the largest 3” globe shape. .  

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The sentiment from Joyful Moments was white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut out.  Assembled the card on a white top folding card base to finish.

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So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow and inspired by some challenges, I made a fun unconventional one. 😂

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To get the wider rainbow arches, the die two size smaller was used instead.  

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And that is all for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day!

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03/15/2021

Mon 15

More Slimline Florals with Plaids
by Anne Thompson

I continued this week to work with lots of plaid papers to create interesting layered backgrounds for some slimline cards that feature the largest florals from ALL THE HAPPINESS CL5265-D clear stamps and dies set.

Card One

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Card Two

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Card Three

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This style of card is perfect to send any time and for any occasion.  I know one will become a birthday card with the smaller flower cluster from All The Happiness stamped inside with a sentiment and handwritten note.  The green plaid one will be sent as a St. Patrick's Day card with an Irish blessing written inside.  

Spring arrives on the coming weekend and Easter shortly after that on April 4th.  Time to get those Easter cards made!  Let's see what I come up with for next Monday!

Happy Crafting!

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03/12/2021

Fri 12

Butterfly Hugs
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing  card full of butterfly hugs! I used the new Sylvan Butterfly Die, Glade Butterfly Die, Crystal Corner Die,

Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set, Lush Green, Fresh Aqua and Twilight Purple 6x6 Pack.

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This card is pretty easy to create and recreate using any color combo you choose!  I trimmed a piece of cardstock to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

I die cut the Crystal Corner Die two times and adhered them in opposite corners.  Than I die cut the butterflies with four coordinating shades of  paper. 

Than alternated light and dark shades. Adhere them to the card base. I added a gem in the center of each butterfly.  Lastly, I embossed the sentiment

with white embossing powder, than used the coordinating die that comes with the stamp set to cut out the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment with 

foam tape.

Thanks for taking a peek! 

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03/11/2021

Thu 11

Vibrant Violet Ombre’d Crystal Border by Jean Okimoto

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The 108 shades of our 9 new color collections are perfect for ombre designs. Five shades from the Vibrant Violet Collection are used here with the new Crystal Border and Wildflower Stems set. Coordinated colors eliminate the guesswork and searching for the right shades.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an example of how easy it is to create an ombre-ed background or border with our new 6x6 color sets.

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Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼" x 2-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Prep the Crystal Border by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the little pieces.  Cut the rectangle with the Crystal Border - we're using just the white offcut here.

Cut the silver sheet from the Polished Foil Pad with the Crystal Border.

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Cut 1-⅛" x 6" strips of 5 colors from the Vibrant Violet Collection.  Tape them together to create a 5-⅝" strip.  Cut a 1-½" wide strip of the taped colors.  Attach it behind the white offcut. A few of the sections have two colors. You could re-cut those pieces with one color...but why?

Insert and attach the silver foil Crystal Border - I used a skewer to place tiny dots of Tacky Glue at the corners, intersections and at several spots along the long straight edge.

Cut a ¾" x 6" long strip matching the 4th color from the top of the ombre strip.  Attach the rectangle and strip to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  

Cut the top of the large Wildflower Stems blossom from the pale pink/lavender Graceful Garden Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut 3 of the smaller blossom - remove the 4th (right) section from one of them to create a smaller bud.  Cut the stem from the green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.

Attach the stem to the rectangle then layer the glittered blossom sections over the top of the stems.  Add ¼" dots punched from the green sheet in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

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Hope you like this 'inkless ombre' idea!  Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend...

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03/09/2021

Tue 09

Thinking of You Often Card
by Sara Cook

If you are missing someone and want to sending them a card to brighten their day, this is an easy, stunning card.  This is building of the techniques of my last Blooming 3D embossing folder post.  Half of the coloring is built into the paper making this an easy card to create realistic flowers in no time.

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Emboss the darkest shade of paper from Fresh Aqua paper pack with the Blomming 3D embossing folder.  Remember to light spritz water on the paper so it will not crack.  Trim down the paper to 4" x 5 1/4".  Take a sandpaper block, I use Tim Holtz's brand, and lightly sand away the top of the paper, exposing the white on the tip of the flowers and leaves..  Then take Picket Fence Distress Ink and rub all over the surface.  Blend in the white ink into the flowers and leaves with your finger or a finger dauber.  Let the ink dry.  Next add more depth by using Arteza color pencil A106 to add shading to the flowers in the lowest points. Blend out using gambol or other blending solution.  Do the same technique for the leaves using the Arteza color pencil A092.  Then take a black color pencil and color the background around the flower and leaves and blend with Gamsol.

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Take another sheet of the darkest shade of the Fresh Aqua paper pad and trim to A4 size.  Adhere the embossed paper to the A2 base and then adhere to a A2 card.  

Sentiment:

Use the Thinking of you often sentiment from Birchpress Crystal Lingo clear stamp set to white emboss the sentiment on black card stock.  I used the smallest die from the Slim Basic Rectangle Layer dies to die cut the sentiment from the black card stock.  Die cut the 2nd smallest die from the same set out of the matching darkest shade of Fresh Aqua paper.  These dies are the perfect size to cut out sentiments and layer paper behind them.  These dies are very versatile.  Glue the sentiment on top of the die cut paper and then add to the front of the card.  

Just need to add a note to the person you are missing on the inside and you are all set to brighten someone's day.  

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03/08/2021

Mon 08

All the Happiness Slimline Florals with Plaids Card
by Anne Thompson

I have been playing with the largest floral stamp and its coordinating die from the ALL THE HAPPINESS clear stamp set CL5265-D, stamping it on a variety of papers, coloring it (or not) in many different ways, and placing those images against various layered plaid backgrounds.  The card I'm showing you today is all about the purples!  

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Here are the materials I used.

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Here is a closer look at the covers of the three paper pads I used.

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  • To make this card I started with a sheet of white cardstock cut 8 1/2 X 7 and scored at 3 1/2. 
  • I added a piece of paper from the Spring Plaid Slim pad trimmed to 8 1/4 X 6 3/4 to the front of the card base. 
  • Next I cut the Slim Diagonal Collage from another plaid paper. 
  • I used one of the smaller Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles on a piece of solid purple cardstock from the Twilight Purple pad, placing the die on a diagonal to get the full length. 
  • I wove that purple piece through the slits in the Slim Diagonal Collage, and then chose a larger Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle cut from another of the Spring Plaid Slim papers and attached the pieces together. 
  • At this point I tried that assembly on top of the card and decided I needed a darker layer behind it so I added a plaid from the Madras Violet papers.  

I stamped the large floral image on one of the Madras Violet papers using the black ink, cut it out with the coordinating die, and added tiny white pearls in all of the berry circles. I attached this with Scor-Tape to the card front.

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I love all of those pretty purples!  There is so much texture and interest with the various background layers.  Some inspiration for this month's blog challenge--Beautiful Backgrounds.

Happy Crafting!

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03/06/2021

Sat 06

Slimline Flowers and Friendships by Jean Okimoto

 

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Surprise a special friend and celebrate a lasting friendship with a flowery slimine card.  The Slim Diagonal Collage creates a subtle, dimensional background and a nice contrast to the bold flowers.  Hi, Jean Okimoto - and yes, it's another slimline card!  I love how slimlines provide a lot of the whitespace to balance large design elements and bright colors.

Stamp the floral design from the All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set on smooth white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Sponge the stamped image with Distress Oxides - picked raspberry, worn lipstick, wild honey, twisted citron and mowed lawn.  Dry the inks, then cut it with the coordinating die.

Stamp the greeting on ivory cardstock with Onyx Black and dry the ink. Cut the greeting circle with the 2" Circle Basics die.  Blend the green inks on a scrap of white cardstock and cut another 2" circle. Attach the green circle - offset to the right - behind the greeting.

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Trim a sheet of ivory cardstock to 8-½" tall x 7-½" wide.  Save the remaining 8-½" x 3-½" piece for the back panel.  Score the 7-½" wide piece at ¾" and 4-¼".  Fold and crease the cardstock on the scored lines.

Unfold the cardstock and cut Slim Diagonal Collage about 1" to the right of the ¾" scoreline - run the die through the machine lengthwise.  

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Assemble the card - attach the ¾" folded section behind the 3-½" x 8-½" panel to for the back of the card.  Fold the remaining section to the inside and attach it with narrow strips of foamtape about ¼" away from the diagonal cutouts.  Foamtape adds shadows and dimension.

Attach the stamped pieces.  Add ¼" dots punched from the yellow-orange Frosted Glitter sheet.

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There are two floral clear stamps and matching dies in the All the Happiness set.  Create a similar design with the other stamp and die.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you like slimline cards too!

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