12 posts categorized "Alphabets"

11/21/2021

Sun 21

Golden Pine Cone Holiday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone. I have a holiday card featuring the Large Pine Cone and Gentle Pine Needle Sprig.   

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Large Pine Cone:

Die cut the Large Pine Cone from a medium warm brown from the Earth Neutral paper pad.  Ink blend each die cut from the top with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs to create depth.  Use your finger to add from wax metal bronze wax paint to give it some shine. In the diamond shape ends add glue then sprinkle with Distress Rock Candy glitter. The glue reacts with the paper giving the glitter a golden color.  This was a happy accident. After the glitter is dry, glue the pine cone together following the diagram on the back of the packaging.  

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Gentle Pine Needle Sprig:

Die cut the Gentle Pine Needle Sprig out of a mid green from the Lush Green paper pad 3 times.  Color the branch with a brown marker. Making sure to color the sides of the paper to cover up the white.  I used Marvy Marker No 18, Dark Brown.  Ink blend the pine needles with Distress Ink Rustic Wilderness.  Blend from the branch out, so not to crumble the paper.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut joy with the smaller dies from the Bennet Alphabet set out of gold glitter from the Festive Glitter paper pad. 

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Background:

Die cut heavy white card stock with the Pinpoint Daisy Background die.  Ink blend with Distress Oxide Aged Mahogany to create the fuzzy warm feel.  Trim down the panel to 4"x5 1/4".  Trim the same gold glitter paper as the sentiment to A2 size. Mount the background panel on the glitter paper.  I used heavy glue to make it stick.

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Assembly:

Adhere the pine needle sprig to the right hand side and adhere the pine cone with foam tape.  In the bottom left hand side adhere the letters to spell joy.  Mount on a A2 card and add a sentiment inside.

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11/19/2021

Fri 19

Hollyday Greetings
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Fri-YAY everyone!   This will be a quick post because I have a very easy clean and simple Christmas card to share today.

The Holly Branch was die cut from alcohol marker-friendly cardstock and the berries colored in with Copic markers R24, R46, R89.  The punny sentiment was die cut out of red Polished Foil paper using the Twiggy Alphabet die set.   “Greetings” from Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set was stamped on white cardstock with Barn Door distress oxide ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

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The Fresh Aqua paper was then trimmed to 4”x5.25”.  Salvaged Patina distress ink was then applied to the top with a blender brush before lightly splattering it with white gouache paint.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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Easy-peasy… and that’s it for today!   Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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10/27/2021

Wed 27

Purple Birthday Wish Wreath Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a purple on purple leafy wreath birthday card.  The dark purple glitter paper from the Festive Glitter pad matched the new Distress Ink color had to create a card using both.  This card could easily be changed into a Halloween card as well.

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Wreath:

Spray Memory Box Watercolor paper with Distress Villainous Potion Oxide and normal sprays.  Spray another watercolor paper with Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac and lightly with Distress Villainous Potion spay.  Dry.  Die cut the branch from the Serene Bird and Branch out of the sprayed papers and the dark purple glitter paper from the Festive Glitter pad 6 times each.  Take the 2nd and 3rd largest circle dies from the Circle Basics Set and die cut from black card stock to create a circle frame.  Glue the branch around the circle frame alternating the branches.  

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Background:

Take a 5" x5" heavy white card stock paper and ink blend with Distress Shady Lilac Oxide ink all over.  Then ink blend Distress Villainous Potion Oxide from the outside avoid the center.  Ink blend Distress Villainous Potion just around the outside.  Go back over with each color until you have a dark to light blend.  Ink blend Distress Black shoot just around the outside edge to frame the paper.

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Sentiment:

Die the the letter WISH from the Twiggy Alphabet die set from the dark purple glitter paper from the Festive Glitter pad.  

Assembly:

Adhere the ink blended background to a 5"x5" card.  Adhere the wreath in the center of the card.  Add the purple gems from the Autumn Fairy Crystals around the wreath.  Adhere the word WISH to the center of the card.

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10/09/2021

Sat 09

DIY Wonky Frame Bat Attack by Jean Okimoto

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Attach an intentionally-wonky frame around homemade ghosts for a very DIY Halloween design.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here after many hours of fidgeting with a camera glitch (online manuals*?#!!) - hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Here's a fall scene that started off with a delicate, straight big Stylish Rectangle Trio frame cut from a sheet in the Sunny Orange 6x6 Collection.  Dropped in on the table (w/adhesive!) and distorted it when I tried to retrieve it.  Liked the new weirdly-wonky shape and decided it would be scary and great for Halloween.  Things improved after that...

Cut the inner rectangle offcut with a smaller Stylish Rectangle Trio die. Cut it with the new Pinpoint Daisy Background.  Cut some black Majestic Glitter Pad dots with the new Slim Confetti Plate for accents.  The new Slim Confetti Plate is great, as intended, for backgrounds - and it's even better for diecutting a bunch of perfect dotty accents from all of the Memory Box Glitter Pads.

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Cut bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the black Majestic Glitter sheet too.

Cut White Woodgrain Paper with the two smallest Nested Globe dies and use a screwpunch to add eyes and mouths.  Attach black globe diecuts behind them.

Cut "boo" from the gold Majestic Glitter sheet and black cardstock with letters from the new Bennet Alphabet dies.

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Attach everything to a top-folded black A-2 card. Isn't it great that Halloween cards are very forgiving...wonky frames and lopsided letters are OK!

Thanks for visiting...

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10/07/2021

Thu 07

Halloween Scene on the Slim Pinpoint Burst by Jean Okimoto

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The new Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate can be a starburst, sun or fireworks. Today it's a subtle textured background for a collection of Halloween diecuts.   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a layered boo-window design for you.  

Cut pale orange cardstock with the 3.l x 8.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the center section of the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate.  Attach it to a dark gray slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

P1008725Cut "boo" through the layered rectangle and card front using the larger Bennet Alphabet letters.  Cut the smaller "boo" from the orange 6x6 sheet in the new Glitzy Glitter Pad.  Close the card and attach the letters through the cutouts for accurate placement.

Cut the bats - from the Haunted Dome Entrance Layer - from the black-gold sheet in the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad.  It's a beautiful new color!

Cut the face section of the Jack O Lantern bucket from the dark orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection. Cut the plain semicircle and handle from black cardstock. 

Cut the smallest Nested Globe from a white sheet in the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad  and from black cardstock too.  Use a screwpunch to punch 3 small holes.   Layer the pieces to create a little ghost. P1008724

Hope you're liking the projects we've designed with our new Christmas collection.  Thanks for visiting!

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07/20/2021

Tue 20

Twiggy Alphabet
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for alphabet dies. 😂  No seriously, I  do!  I love how I can customize my cards with them.  And no surprise I loved the Twiggy Alphabet dies from the Sumner Daydreams release as soon as I saw it.  I used it here to create a very simple card today.

Started by picking out the papers from the different paper packs to get a rainbow.  Die cut the letters from them in rainbow order and their shadows from Bristol paper, then adhered them together.  “sending” from Deep Blue Ocean stamp set was white heat embossed on black cardstock.

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The background is Bristol paper die cut with the Double Stitch Loving Heart die, then backed with Dura-Lar.  Dura-Lar is a synthetic film and its heat resistant properties make them ideal for heat embossing, which I was planing to do but changed my mind.  Assembled the card onto a split black/white card base to finish.

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So I couldn’t let July pass by without creating a Christmas-in-July card. 😉  I made it rainbow color as well, but only used the shadow for the sentiment.

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Shading was added to each letter shadow with a grey Copic marker.  

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The holly from Antique Holly Label was die cut from Bristol paper.  Left it uncolored because I didn’t want it to compete with the colourful sentiment.  Assembled the card onto white woodgrain paper, then added a few clear jewels as holly berries and clear shimmer on the letters for some sparkle to finish.

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And that concludes this post for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.

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07/10/2021

Sat 10

Say HI with the New Balloon Bunch and Twiggy Alphabet by Jean Okimoto

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Balloons aren't just for celebrations and special occasions.  Why not send a balloon card to say hello and let someone know you're thinking about them?  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with two new designs from our Summer Daydreams Collection - the fun Ballloon Bunch and slender Twiggy Alphabet.

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Spray colorful ink-blended cardstock with Imagine's Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

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Here's a tip.  It's easy to find the right blend of colors for the balloons without the distraction of the surrounding areas if you cut a template from contrasting cardstock and use it to select the area to diecut. Place the die in the template and cut the balloons.

The "strings" are cut with the Graceful Jellyfish die, then trimmed and attached to the balloons.  

Cut the Twiggy Alphabet greeting background from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut the contrasting letters from the turquoise Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.

Cut the largest Stylish Rectangle from a dark blue 6x6 in the Ocean Blue Collection.

Attach the diecuts to a white A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamtape at the top of each balloon.

Add a small gold cord bow and sparkly Clear Jewels.

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Why not make a bunch of balloon cards in different colors and have them ready for any occasion...or just to say hello?  As an alternative - cut the balloons from different colors of Memory Box 6x6 Glitter or Polished Foil Pads and use coordinating colors of our 6x6 paper collections for the greetings.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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04/18/2021

Sun 18

Bold and Bright by Jean Okimoto

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Need a quick card?  Greet someone with crisp white blossoms and a bold Wooden Alpha greeting on a  sponged, gold-spritzed background.  The All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set pairs bold blooms with coordinating dies for simple layered designs.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a flowery spring slimline idea.

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Stamp the flowers on smooth white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine Clair and quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the coordinating die from the set.

Diecut the Wooden Alpha greeting from a pink sheet in the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  

Sponge flamingo kitsch Distress Oxide onto white cardstock.  Cut it with the 7-¼ X 2-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Spray it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airi-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-12 x 8-½").  Punch ¼" dots from the gold 6x6 Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

Let bright colors and a spritz of gold upgrade quick cards for any occasion.  A bold greeting becomes part of the design -  the 108 colors in our 6x6 cardstock collection make it easy to find the perfect shade for your design.  

Hope you'll have a chance to take advantage of Impress' annual sale this weekend - the sales ends on April 18th.  Save 20% off the price of the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design stamps, dies andpapers on your wishlist.  View sale  details here.  

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04/09/2021

Fri 09

LOVE You- Heart Streamer
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I am sharing a shaped card using the Nested Globes Dies. 

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Here are the steps:

Trim and score a piece of cardstock, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 

Secure the largest globe die with the arch above the top of the card. 

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When you run it thru the die cutting machine it will not cut the top part of the card, giving you an arched shaped card.

Use the same die and cut a piece of aqua colored cardstock.  Adhere this to the card base.

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Next, die cut the Heart Streamer Globe and trim off the bottom strip (the scored part). I used a darker shade or aqua cardstock. 

I used the Wooden Alpha Dies to die cut the word L O V E.  I used the pastel glitter pad to die cut the letters and tiny hearts.

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Adhere the die cut letters to the center of the base with foam tape. Place two layers of foam tape to the die cut Heart Streamer Globe so it sits

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I stamped and trimmed the partial sentiment from the stamp set Joyful Moments.  I adhered the sentiment to the globe.  Adhere the tiny glitter hearts to the streamers and base.
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Last, I threaded a button and adhered that to the arch of the Heart Streamer Globe.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Enjoy the weekend!

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03/29/2021

Mon 29

Slimline Hello
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! I'm stopping by today to share a slimline card, CAS style! It's easy to create using the Slimline Basic Rectangle Layers Dies.  I created the card base that measures 3 1/2 x 8 1/2. Than die cut two slimline rectangle layers. Using the top layer, I positioned the Wooden Alpha Dies to spell HELLO. I secured the first three letters with washi tape, than die cut. Reposition the last two and die cut.

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After the letters were die cut, I used Copic Markers to color them. I die cut the Gerber Stems and used Copics to color. Reposition the letters, secure with washi tape, adhere the panel with foam tape tot he middle panel.  Remove the washi tape. Adhere the middle panel with foam tape to the card base. Emboss and trim the sentiment from the stamp set, Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set.

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Adhere the gerber stems. I finished the card with some gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

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