106 posts categorized "Animals"

10/31/2019

Thu 31

Snow Bunny Can Be a Polar Bear Too! by Jean Okimoto

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The Snow Bunny Deep Edge Die Set is great for other winter friends too...like this furry felt polar bear cub.  Add a Starry Burst background and "cheers" from the Merry and Bright Mistletoe Clear Stamps Set and you've just created another Christmas card!  Hi and Happy Halloween to everyone celebrating - Jean Okimoto here with more reasons to add the Snow Bunny set to your Memory Box collection.

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Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white wool-blend felt and diecut some Snow Bunny pieces for the bear.  The paper layer stabilizes the felt and keeps liquid adhesives from soaking through.  Cut the eyes and nose from black cardstock.  Cut the ears with the 1" Circle Basics die.

Cut all of the the accent pieces - except the small ear circles - from the Dashing Holiday 6x6 prints.  Cut the small ear circles from the Dashing Stripes and Dots print.  

Assemble the polar bear - use foam dots near the ends of the scarf.  

Cut turquoise cardstock with the 4-¼" Square Basics die.  Cut it with Starry Burst - save the 2 bigger stars.  Attach little pieces of silver glitter paper behind the star cutouts.

Stamp the greeting from the Merry and Bright Mistletoe Clear Stamps on white cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.

Attach everything to a top-folded 5-½"square white card. Add the 2 saved stars.   Square cards require extra postage - but I hope you'll agree that this one's worth every penny of it!

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The new Dashing Holiday and Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 prints are the perfect mix of holiday designs, plaids, stripes and dots.  They've even been designed so the very holiday-ish designs have non-holiday prints on the reverse side so you can use them for other occasions.  The versatile reds and charcoals will be perfect for Valentine's Day.  The Deep Edge dies collection is designed for mixing and layering prints - view them here, then imagine all of the ways you can use them

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Saturday!

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10/29/2019

Tue 29

Build a Snow Bunny with Dashing Stripes and Dots and Dashing Holiday by Jean Okimoto

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The new Dashing Holiday and Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 prints make it easy to build a lovable Snow Bunny.  Add a greeting from the new Mistletoe Swag Clear Stamps - and you're ready for Christmas!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here - combining a favorite Deep Edge Die Set with our great holiday prints.  

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Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - to wool-blend white felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps liquid adhesives from soaking through.  Cut the Snow Bunny pieces from the felt.  Cut eyes from black cardstock.  Cut the decorative pieces from the Dashing Holiday and Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 packs.  Although it's hard to see in the photo,  the scarf is cut from the red striped pattern.  

The Rectangle Basics set is temporarily out of stock at Memory Box - it may be available from your favorite Retailer.  Cut the background rectangles from the holly print (4-½" x 3-¼"), red cardstock (1-¾" x 3") and the green dots (2-½" x 1-¼").  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Mistletoe Swag Clear Stamps Set - on red cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die. 

Here's a tip I've shared in classes...start the heat-embossing on the reverse side of the cardstock or paper, then finish it off from the right side.  Pre-heating it from the back starts the process - and finishing it on the front creates a great glossy image and minimizes scorching. 

Score, fold and cut an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card of white cardstock.  Assemble the card - use foam dots for the greeting.  

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This design works for any occasion - change the papers and colors and eliminate the scarf for a baby or birthday card,  It's a great for thank-yous and birthdays too - or just to say hello.  I like combining  the Memory Box products from different releases, using products in unexpected ways...and sharing these ideas with you!  

Thanks for supporting Memory Box - and for your thoughtful comments.  I appreciate it!

Thanks for stopping by...see you on Thursday!

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10/02/2019

Wed 02

Diecut Winter Greenery for a Cool Cat Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

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The Winter Greenery Clear Stamps and Die Set creates a spooky Halloween setting for Cool Cat as we enter October with a Challenge inspiration card.  Add a bright Playful Boo and gem stickers - that's it!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple fall design to delight someone before Christmas greetings fill their mailbox.

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Stamp two separate Winter Greenery leafy branch images on white cardstock with Brilliance Starlite Black.  Dry the ink, then diecut them with the coordinating die.

Cut Cool Cat from black glittered craft foam.  Attach a scrap of bright orange cardstock behind it for creepy glowing eyes.  Attach the diecuts to a side-folded white A-2 card.

Here's a quick way to attach little letters...attach Couture Creations tape behind orange cardstock.  Diecut Playful Boo - leave it in the die.  Remove the centers of the letters with a piercing tool, then remove the liners from the remaining portions.  Firmly press the letters - still in the die - onto the cardstock.  Easy!

Add turquoise gem stickers.  Why turquioise?  I tried bright scary green first, but it looked like a big intersection of synchronized green traffic lights. Not very safe, not attractive.

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Big thanks to everyone from Sunday's PAPERSTYLE 2020 calendar or notecards class at Impress!  So many diecuts, stamps, inks and little bits and pieces -  we're ready to welcome the new year.  Thanks for your fresh garden grapes Robin...a healthy snack to balance our salt and pepper potato chips!  Thanks also to Ann and Lynn for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets and prep for 2020.  No classes for me here this weekend - see you all again at the HOLIDAY GREETINGS - SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress on October 12th.

Thanks for visiting our blog - hope you're enjoying our fall designs!

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09/25/2019

Wed 25

Winter Tree Oval Frame and a Cool Cat by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut - and emboss - the new Winter Tree Oval Frame for fall. The diecut creates a bright backdrop for the Cool Cat and the embossed swirlies add a creepy, mysterious look.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a Halloween design featuring a frame set that's quickly becoming a new favorite.

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Cut the tree oval from dark brown cardstock.  Cut the outer frame from dark kraft cardstock that matches the top-folded A-2 card.

Cut a watercolor paper moon with the ¾" Circle Basics die.  Cut Cool Cat from black glittered craft foam.

Paint watercolor paper with watery, overlapping layers of Kaleidacolor dye ink refills.  Dry the inks.  Diecut it with the outer frame - we're using just the inner oval here.  

Pressure-emboss it with the tree oval.

Cut accent strips of black cardstock (¾" x 5") and crushed bronze paper (¾" x 3-¾").

Assemble the card and add gold gem stickers.

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Enjoy the versatility of the Winter Tree Oval Frame - and think of all the ways you can use the tree oval and outer frame for fall and winter cards.  Scatter a few maple leaves below it  - and have some swirling around in the background too.  When winter arrives - diecut it from frosty white glittered cardstock and replace the leaves with swirling snowflakes.  

Big thanks to everyone from last week's HALLOWEEN STASH CARDS class at Impress!  We enjoyed special snacks too - thanks to Jenny for the pretzel chips and to Jacky for the Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cookies.  We ate, laughed, ate again - and even made 5 cards and a treat wrapper between the snacks and laughter.  Thanks to Ann, Shari and Lynne for helping us fill our shopping baskets...again!

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for the PAPERSTYLE 2020 - CALENDAR or CARDS class at Impress.  Make a special calendar - or 12 cards -  featuring seasonal and holiday icons.  Make one for yourself - and some extras for gift exchanges and last-minute gifts.

Thanks for visiting!

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04/19/2019

Fri 19

Memory Box Bunnies, Half a Dozen Eggs and Springtime Typewriter Sentiments by Jean Okimoto

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Create sweet treats for Easter baskets or brunch with Memory Box bunnies, Simple Chicks and Half a Dozen Eggs.  Glossy embossed greetings from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments set add the perfect finishing touch.  Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with my last Easter project - and a great excuse to buy a few more packages of Easter candy.  

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Cut 8" x 3" strips of Bubblegum, Key Lime, Pool and Squash Dots and Gingham.  Score them at 3-⅞", 4" and 4-⅛".  Fold it on the 4" scoreline.  Place the largest die from the Half a Dozen Eggs set about ⅛" beyond the fold and cut through both layers to create treat wrappers.

Unfold it and refold it on the 3-⅞" and 4-⅛" scorelines.  Punch holes at the top.  

Cut Bunny Face, Sweet Bunny and Gentle Bunny from watercolor paper.  Cut Simple Chicks from bright yellow cardstock.  Attach scraps of pink, orange and black cardstock for the facial features and a colorful tail for the Gentle Bunny.  

Stamp the greetings from the Springtime Typewriter Greetings set on the smoother side of watercolor paper with Turquoise Gem VersaColor, Verdant VersaFine Clair, Summertime VersaFine Clair and Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Emboss the words with detail clear powder.

Attach the candy with doublestick tape and tie the wrappers with twine.  I've used a Ghiradelli Square - two Ghiradelli Minis would also be great.

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Join us for the Charming Prints class at Impress if you're in the Seattle area on Saturday April 20th.  We're using an assortment of printed, silkscreened and embossed papers to create artsy, layered cards.  We'll fold a simple origami peacock and a very dimensional flower too!

Thanks for stopping by - have a Happy Easter if you're celebrating this weekend!  

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04/13/2019

Sat 13

Wildflower Circle, Gentle Bunny and Forget Me Not Blooms by Jean Okimoto

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A Wildflower Circle window card sets the scene for the Gentle Bunny on a sparkly Easter card today.  Glittery pink, violet and purple blossoms from the Forget Me Not Blooms create a bright background.   The sweet bunny is cut from textured gold paper to resemble a foil-wrapped chocolate treat...I hope!

Happy weekend everyone - Jean Okimoto here with a just-in-time Easter card.  It's amazing how fast the year is flying by.  Thank goodness we  have so many great Memory Box dies and stamps to keep up with the holidays.

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Cut a circle on a side-folded A-2 card of textured white cardstock with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Cut Wildflower Circle  from pale green cardstock.  

Cut pink, violet and purple glittered cardstock with the blossoms from the Forget Me Not Blooms set.  Punch ¼" circles  of yellow cardstock for the flower centers.

Trim the tips of the wildflowers that will be covered with the glittered flowers.  Attach just the circle portion of the Wildflower Circle inside the card.  The adhesive from the glittered flowers will secure the ends of the wildflowers.  Adhere the yellow dots to the background where you'll place the flowers - including the three little flowers.  Add the glittered flowers.

Attach gold textured paper or foil to an adhesive label (or sticker sheet) and diecut Gentle Bunny.  I've used some gold Shizen Design paper from Impress.  Cut two more bunnies from cardboard and layer them for dimension.  

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Wondering where the bunny's glittered green bow came from?  It's cut with the fourth wildflower from the left (where the purple flower appears on the finished card).  Trim the stem, then attach it to the bunny...and he's ready for Easter!

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Stamp the greeting - from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - on smooth white cardstock with Lilac Posies Memento Luxe.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Attach the greeting and bunny to the card.  Add pale green gem stickers.

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The wildflowers probably weren't designed to multi-task as bunny bows - but if it works, use it!  Look at your Memory Box designs and think of new ways to use them.  You'll be surprised at how versatile they are!

Thanks for visiting - see you next week...

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04/03/2019

Wed 03

Hoppy Easter with the Snow Bunny and Side Butterfly Circle by Jean Okimoto

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Winter's Snow Bunny is also perfect for spring cards especially when it's layered over the new Side Butterfly Circle.  Add a quirky greeting from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and it's ready to go!  Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with a sweet felt bunny card for Easter.

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Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to white and pale peach felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Cut the Snow Bunny's big ears, face, paws and body section from white felt.  Cut the nose from peach felt.  Cut the eyes from black cardstock.  Cut the inner ears and tummy from printed paper.  This pretty print is from an 8.5"x11" assortment by Shizen Design that's available at Impress.

Assemble the bunny.

Cut Side Butterfly Circle from mint cardstock.  Stamp the greeting - from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments set - on the center offcut with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and trim the greeting with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Here's an easy way to attach the delicate circle...

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Cut a strip of ⅛" ScorTape and snip halfway through the outer edge of the tape in ½" increments.  The little slashes along the edge help the tape conform to the circle and eliminate creases and bumps in the tape.  Not quite a major discovery...just something to make life easier!

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card of Snapdragon cardstock - use foam dots for the greeting.

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Snow Bunny is from the Memory Box Collection of Deep Edge dies that are perfect for cutting felt or multiple layers of fabric.  Pair plush felt with great printed papers for unique Easter cards, baby cards or birthday cards - or a sweet and thoughful thinking-of-you card.

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for two classes at Impress on Saturday April 6th.  It's FRIENDS AND FLOWERS at 10:30 and BEYOND THE BOX at 1:30.  Learn some new techniques, use your dies and stamps in unique ways, and have a great time!

Thanks for visiting - see you tomorrow.

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03/28/2019

Thu 28

Butterfly Meadow, Gentle Bunny and Springtime Typewriter Sentiments by Jean Okimoto

 

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Butterfly Meadow and the waves from the Happy Octopus set create a grassy lawn for an egg hunt with the Gentle Bunny.  A quick trim with a Stitched Curve border transforms a nautical wave background into a sloping lawn for my Easter card.  Glittered craft foam and cardstock add sparkle and color for a fresh spring scene.  

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an Easter design for you.  Who would have guessed that the waves from the Happy Octopus set could create a grassy lawn for an egg hunt?  It's just another way to get more from your Memory Box dies.

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Cut the wave section of the Happy Octopus die set from green cardstock.  Cut Butterfly Meadow from the same cardstock.

Cut the smaller Clutch of Eggs from purple, pink, teal and aqua glittered cardstock.  Attach four eggs to the green background - slide the bottom three into the wave slots.

Cut Gentle Bunny from glittered craft foam.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Springtime Typewriter Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with    Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim the cardstock.

Attach everything to a side-folded white A-2 card.

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Mixing and layering the detailed frames and circle designs from our Spring Collection creates a great backgrounds for any occasion.  Add a design element - like Gentle Bunny - and your card is ready for Spring!

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's BEYOND THE BOX class at Impress.  Hope you liked the different ways we used our dies and stamps and were inspired to try a few combinations of your own.  Thanks Ann, Shari and Lynne for helping everyone shop and find just what they were looking for!

If you're in the area, join us for the SPRINGTIME IN SEATTLE class on March 30th.  We're folding a simple origami bunny to welcome spring - and adding a personal touch to five cards and a Easter treat wrapper.  

Thanks for stopping by...

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03/16/2019

Sat 16

Butterfly Meadow, Sweet Bunny and Forget Me Not Blooms by Jean Okimoto

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Sweet Bunny and the new Butterfly Meadow create an Easter scene with glittery pink Forget Me Not Blooms.  Surround the bunny with with two layers of the meadow grasses to add extra dimension.

Hi, happy weekend!  Jean Okimoto here with a spring window card for you.  The layer of fresh green defines the details of this versatile new die set.  The set also includes four little butterflies - they'll be great for summer cards!

Cut a window on a side-folded A-2 card of textured white cardstock with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Prep the Butterfly Meadow die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to make it easier to release the cardstock.   Cut Butterfly Meadow from smooth white cardstock and green cardstock.  Attach the green diecut to the inside of the card.  Attach the white diecut to the front of the card.  

Cut Forget Me Not Blooms from pink glittered cardstock.  Punch ¼" circles of yellow cardstock. Attach the circles to the inside of the card, then glue the flowers over the circles.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to gray felt and cut Sweet Bunny.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through.  Cut another bunny from dark gray cardstock.  Punch one pink and two black ¼" circles and attach them to the cardstock bunny for the eyes and nose.  Glue the bunnies together, slightly offset.

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Stamp the greeting - from the new Springtime Typewriter Sentiments - on smooth white cardstock with Verdant VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  

Impress now stocks VersaFine Clair refills in many popular colors.  The Clairs are rich, vibrant pigment inks that are perfect for fine details, solid designs and stenciling.  Emboss with them too - just be sure to have the embossing powder and heat-tool nearby before you stamp.

Cut the greeting with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the greeting and add gold gem stickers.

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Hope you're liking our Spring Collection as much as we are - and we love sharing our ideas with you.  Thanks for visiting - see you next week!

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03/14/2019

Thu 14

Gentle Bunny, Happy Octopus and Springtime Typewriter Sentiments by Jean Okimoto

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Waves from the Happy Octopus set create a garden to grow instant carrots for the new Gentle Bunny.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a spring design combining new  favorites from the Spring Collection and great designs from my Memory Box stash.

I skipped coloring class in preschool - and never learned to stay inside the lines.  Here's a solution that resolves that issue and creates a bunch of carrots in the proper colors.

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Tape strips of orange and green cardstock together on the backside - then stamp the carrot from the Spring Bunnies Clear Stamp Set on the other side with Pinecone VersaFine Clair.  Instant carrots!  Dry the ink, then cut them with the carrot from the Spring Bunnies Die Set.

There are some cute cupcakes in the Spring Bunnies stamp set that would work with this patchwork coloring technique too...that's another card!

Cut the circle and waves from the sweet Happy Octopus set from dark Kraft cardstock.  Trim the top edge of the waves with a die from the Stitched Curves set to create a little pile of dirt.  Tuck the carrots into the wave slots at various heights.  Trim the bottoms of the lower carrots.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Springtime Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - on the smoother side of watercolor paper with Summertime VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to a flat toothpick to create a garden sign.

Cut Gentle Bunny from watercolor paper three times.  Layer the diecuts - slightly offset - for dimension.

Attach the diecuts to a Pool Notecard - use foam dots for the sides of the sign and the top three carrots.  Add ¼" punched circles of green glittered cardstock.

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Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's FRIENDS + FLOWERS and SIMPLY ASIAN classes at Impress!  Hope you like the designs (and origami!) - and were inspired to use your stamps and dies in as many ways as possible.  Thanks too - Ann and Lynne - for helping everyone fill those baskets.  It was great seeing Cindi too - can't wait to see your springtime displays.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again on March 24th for the BEYOND THE BOX class.  We'll use our favorite dies and stamps as intended - or not (!) - to get the most from our stashes.

Thanks for visiting...hope you like this timesaving, no-coloring-skill-required carrot project!  See you again this weekend.

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