57 posts categorized "Birch Press Design"

05/03/2022

Tue 03

Flowers for Mom by Jean Okimoto

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Gather an assortment of spring blossoms for a Mother's Day card and mix, match and layer them for dimension.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for a stylish Mom - with casual upside-down Wooden Alpha W's instead of the proper M's.  We're using the new Birch Press Design Wispy Bloom Contour Layers for their pointy, contrasting look.

Blend salvaged patina and shaded lilac Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Add a light spritz of water and let the colors blend as they dry.  Cut it with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut Ruffled Blooms from different shades of Lush Green and Fresh Aqua 6x6 sheets.  Cut some extra centers from Lush Green sheets.  

Cut Layered Periwinkle from Vibrant Violet and Twilight Purple 6x6 sheets.

Cut the Birch Press Design Wispy Blooms Contour Layers from Twilight Purple sheets.  Cut the stems from a Lush Green sheet.  

Cut the wide leaves from the Exquisite Leaf Set from a Lush Green sheet.  Trim the larger branch - we're using the 2 lower leaves here.

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Attach the ink-blended rectangle - at a wonky angle - to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝"). Attach the leaves and the assembled flowers.

Diecut the letters from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Use the upside-down W's instead of the M's from the Wooden Alpha set for a casual look. Or use the more formal M.  Either way, the Wooden Alpha dies add great texture to the mirror cardstock.

Attach the yellow-gold Christmas Fairy Jewels.

This design works in a rainbow of color combos...try your favorites!  It would be nice with mirrored floral diecuts and/or leaves too.  

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If your Mom's card is already done - rotate the M's right-side-up to say "WOW". It would be great for a grad, a new hire or to celebrate a recent promotion or achievement.   Even a new flower garden!

Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday...

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04/08/2022

Fri 08

Love Blooms by Jean Okimoto

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Let your Memory Box supplies do the work for you by creating a backdrop for layered roses from Birch Press Design.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, taking advantage of the Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape's design and colors on slimline card.

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Cut the Birch Press Design Rose Bunch Contour Layers from 3 colors of the Berry Red 6x6 Collection - a light, medium and dark.  Assemble the roses - the bottom layers have light outlines to serve as guides for adhering the top layers.  Or be creative and just attach the layers wherever you wish - no rules here, it's not paint-by-number. 

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Here's a tip I've shared before, it's just a friendly reminder.  If you're not sure which size you should diecut for a background or layering strip - cut the larger size. If necessary, just re-cut it to a smaller size instead of starting over again.

Attach Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape to white cardstock and cut it with the 1-⅞" x 6-⅞" Slim Rectangle Basics Layer die.

Stamp the greeting - from the Friends and Family Clear Stamps Set - on a light green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut the top edge with the short side of the 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" Slim Rectangle Basics Layer die, then trim the bottom. That's easier than using a paper trimmer and cutting (and re-cutting!) the sides until you have an even block.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card - 3-½" x 8-½".  Add the lime green Bright Jewels.

Designs from Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs are a great combination for any project or  occasion.  I love how they work together and use them often for my card kits.

 Thanks again to everyone who ordered my Cards by Color kit! It sold quickly, and I've added more kits.  

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Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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04/05/2022

Tue 05

Vibrant Violet Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Is spring your favorite cardmaking season too?   I love how layered blossoms and foliage create a slimline card for any occasion.  The new Fuddled Leaf Branches Contour Layers from Birch Press Design balances the bold flowers and Bright Jewel gemstones and Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad blossoms add sparkly violet accents.

Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a very layered design from our spring releases.  The Memory Box 6x6 color collections make it easy to select, combine and layer diecuts in coordinating colors.  9 assortments - totaling 108 colors - create a lot of flowers and leafy backgrounds.

Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼" x 2-¼" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

Cut Ruffled Blooms from different shades of the Vibrant Violet 6x6 Collection.  Cut the smallest flower from the violet Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6 too.  Cut glittered Star Flowers too.

Cut the background of the Birch Press Design Fuddled Leaf Branches Contour Layers from a medium-green 6x6 in the Fresh Green 6x6.  Cut the detailed top layers from a lighter green sheet.  Leave the top layers in the die and attach ScorTape or Couture Creations doublestick tape behind the diecut pieces.  Run it through the machine again to cut self-adhesive layering pieces.

Attach the top layers to the background leaves - they're lightly scored to indicate where the top layers should be placed.  Here's a link to view the newest products from Birch Press Design.

Cut the 2 leafy branches from the Layered Star Flowers set from the darker green 6x6.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add the violet Bright Jewels gemstones.

Slimline card dimensions are great for collage-y floral and garden greetings.  They provide a lot of white space to balance the brightness of the flowers.  Slimline cards are also a nice surprise for a recipient who thought it was just another piece of mail.

Hope you'll have a chance to make a few spring cards this week.  Diecut a bunch of flowers, leaves and branches - then build paper bouquets for cards, layouts or mixed media.  You can never have too many flowers!

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you again on Friday!

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03/30/2022

Wed 30

Hello You Are Special To Me
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this mini slimline card inspired by my teammate Laura. She had recently shared a gorgeous card with an inked background and white die cuts and it sparked an idea to combine dies from the latest release with stem dies from previous releases.  I especially wanted to use the "Seed Stems" die and add jewels to the seeds so that's what I did.

Here's a close up look at my card:

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I used the following dies to create the bottom of my card. On some of the dies, I just used a leaf or two, or a shortened piece of one of the stems to fill in open spaces on my design.

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94538 Daisy Stems

And for my sentiment I used the Birch Press Design CL8155 Crystal Lingo

All of the stems and dies were cut from watercolor card stock, also from Memory Box.

To make the background I cut a piece of card stock 3" by 6" and ink blended the following Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, and Dried Marigold.  Then I spritzed it with my water sprayer for some more texture.
Once it was dry, I splatted it with black paint, then began to assembly my card.

Often while making this card I stopped to take pictures of where I put the stems and then I'd re-arrange them and take another picture. By looking at the pictures on my phone, it helps me see what layouts I like and which look odd to me. I do this a lot when I design cards because it really helps to step back and look at it that way. Next, I added the inked panel to a 6.5" by 7" (score this side at 3.5") card base with foam tape.

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Lastly I added lots of Fairy Jewels, also from Memory Box. I love the gems and jewels from Memory Box as they come in so many variety of colors in one pack and they also have clear ones too.

Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today. I had so much fun creating it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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03/25/2022

Fri 25

White and Bright Slimline Design by Jean Okimoto

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Are you ready for another floral slimline design?  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with more March Challenge inspiration for you.  It's a mix of Memory Box and Birch Press Design - and the reverse of my usual bright flowers on a white background.  

Enjoy the versatility of our latest release - mix and match the diecuts, rotate them for a new look or layer them for extra dimension.  

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Blend twisted citron, salvaged patina and wilted violet Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Dry the inks, then add a quick spritz of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Let it dry, then cut it with the 1-⅞" x 6-⅞" Slim Basic Rectangles die.

Cut Daisy Blossom Stem from heavy white cardstock.  Cut the Birch Press Design Star Flowers Contour Layers too.

Cut the mint and turquoise Star Flowers centers from the new Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Cut a chartreuse center for the Daisy Blossom too.  Love how Rainbow Reflections colors match the Distress Oxides - the greeting too!

Assemble the flowers.  The top layer of the Daisy Blossom is used upside-down to create a rounder flower.

Cut the Miss You Posh Script background from heavy white cardstock.  Cut the delicate greeting from the violet sheet in the Rainbow Reflections set.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  That's it!

Chose your favorite colors and create a stash of ink-blended backgrounds for your favorite Memory Box, Birch Press Design and Poppystamps designs.  Diecut a bunch of blossoms, leaves and stems too - to save some time when you need a quick card.

Thanks very much for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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03/18/2022

Fri 18

Pinpoint Floral Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Hi - Jean Okimoto here with some March Challenge inspiration on a floral slimline design.  The new Winsome Rose and Leaves Contour Layers set from Birch Press Design makes it easy to build detailed, dimensional blossoms with the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  

Creating intricate layered flowers is simple with our 6x6 paper collections and the latest release.  It's like paint-by-number - with colorful cardstock instead of a paintbrush!

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Cut white cardstock with Hex Half Pinpoint.  Cut it with a portion of the Pinpoint Leaf Plate.

Cut Verdant Arch from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut the solid leaf backgrounds in the Winsome Rose and Leaves Contour Layers set from the same green 6x6.  Cut the detailed leaf overlays and the flower center  from a darker green 6x6.  Assemble the layered leaves.

The pinpoint background matches the Verdant Arch - and the Half Hex creates a solid backdrop for the bold flower to stand out.

Cut the Winsome Rose from 3 shades of Berry Red 6x6 cardstock.  Assembling the rose is easy - the 2 bottom layers have lightly scored guidelines showing exactly where the layering pieces should be attached.  Assemble the rose and add the green center.

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

Stamp the greeting - from the Signature Greeting Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Shady Lane VeraFine Clair.   Dry the ink, then cut the greeting with the coordinating die.  Cut green cardstock with the greeting die and attach it - offset to the right - for dimension.

Add pink/coral Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

The 6x6 Color Collections make it easy to coordinate colors and build layered designs like leaves and flowers. Folllow the outlines on the layering pieces for accurate placement - or create your own unique designs.  Have fun mixing, matching and layering the beautiful flowers and leaves in our latest releases at Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design!

Thanks for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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03/15/2022

Tue 15

Vibrant Violet Wildflowers Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Send big thanks with Vibrant Violet wildflowers on a white-on-white Twiggy Thank You background.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design with Memory Box garden greens and the Star Flowers Contour Layers from Birch Press Design.  

The greeting creates a monochromatic background for the flowers - and the bright flowers balance the bold Twiggy Thank You.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the rectangle with Twiggy Thank You.  Very intentionally angled, not just slightly wonky.  Don't remove the diecut or the offcuts yet.  Tape the letters into the rectangle on the reverse side,  them remove the die.  

Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card - 3-⅝" x 8-⅝".  

Cut the Birch Press Design Star Flowers Contour Layers from different shades of the Vibrant Violet 6x6 Collection.  Cut the overlays and dotted center again from the violet/red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Assemble the flowers.  The base flowers are lightly embossed with guidelines for attaching the accent layers.  Great idea, thanks Dave!

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Cut Tall Frilly Leaf Stems and the larger Fresh Cut Stems from different shades of green in the Lush Green Collection.  Trim the bottoms of the Tall Frilly Stems.  Attach the greenery and blossoms to the background.  Add green Bright Jewels.  

Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  I like using A-9 envelopes - instead of the standard A-10 business envelopes for slimline cards.  A-9's are slightly smaller -  about 3-⅞" x 8-⅞" - and great for slimline cards.

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

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06/27/2021

Sun 27

Heart Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this multiple heart die birthday card.  It's a clean and simple card using lots of dies and just a little stamping and heat embossing.
 
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The biggest heart was made with the Memory Box Woodgrain Heart cut from Memory Box pink card stock. It's a wonderful heart die unlike your other heart dies.  But here's a tip, if you don't have this die you can get white or kraft woodgrain card stock from Memory Box and use it to cut any shape die you have and then ink it or color it with markers to make it any color you like!  The woodgrain papers from Memory Box come in white, ivory and kraft colors.
 
The next layer in my heart die stack is the inside of the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die, cut from pastel glitter card stock, also from Memory Box.  On top of that I added the Crystal Heart die also cut from pastel pink glitter paper.  On top of that I added a white cut out I made using the two smallest dies from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out die set cut from white card stock.
 
The sentiment is from Birch Press Design's Crystal Lingo stamp set, heat embossed in white on black card stock then cut with coordinating dies.  Here's one last look:
 
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I finished the card by adding clear Fairy Gems around the outside of the pink heart.
 
Hope you like my card inspiration for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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03/20/2021

Sat 20

Floral Slimline Birthday Card with Video
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here with a fun floral slimline birthday card.  I've used dies from Memory Box along with a new stamp and die set from Birch Press Designs called "Crystal Lingo."  All of these are from the 2021 Spring Release.

Here's a short quick video showing how I made this card:

 

Here's a couple of closer looks at the card:

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I love the variety of flowers and leafs all the new dies from Memory Box's Spring 2021 release have.  Adding those together with the bold look of stamping words from the "Crystal Lingo" set from Birchtree Press on black card stock makes for a very striking design!  Here's one last look at my card for today:

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Hope you like my card!  Be sure to check out all the newest release items here and don't forget to stop by this blog each day for more inspiration from the team!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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03/10/2021

Wed 10

Spring Birthday Slimline
by Trina Pham

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Happy Wednesday everyone.  I have a spring floral slimline birthday card to share today using products from the Spring release.  

Started by stamping the flower image from All the Happiness stamp set in Fade Out ink on hot press watercolor paper.  Did no-line watercoloring using Karin markers.  Finished with Polychromous color pencils to add fine details.   Die cut it out with the coordinating die, then splattered with white gouache paint and Worn Lipstick distress ink (DI) for some texture.

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The background and sentiments are from Birch Press Crystal Lingo stamp set.  The crystal background was white heat embossed three times on Bristol paper then die cut out with the second largest Slim Basic Rectangle die.   Added Worn Lipstick DI with a blender brush, then wiped off excess ink with a paper towel (emboss resist).  Happy was black heat embossed on Bristol paper, ombré watercolored in grey and die cut out with the matching die.   The other part of the sentiment was white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip.  Assembled the card onto a 3.5”x8.5” white card base to finish.

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Once again, I was inspired by this month’s Beautiful  Backgrounds challenge?  Anyway, that’s it from me for today.  Thank you for joining me. 

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