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05/30/2020

Sat 30

Because Kindness Means So Much by Jean Okimoto

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Happy Saturday - here's a sharing-kindness card for weekend crafting. Combine the lacy new Clementine Border and bold Poppystamps Rounded Blooms Flowers for a fresh look.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a delayed post caused by a (senior moment) glitch today.

I've always loved tall, skinny cards - even before "slimline" became trendy. The tall/skinny idea is just wishful thinking!  They fit #9 or #10 business envelopes -   surprise someone with a boring business envelope that contains a special card you've created for them. 

Enjoy Michelle's pretty slimline card here.

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Scrunch waxed paper and rub it briskly over the Clementine Border and Kindness Cursive Script dies to prep them for an easy release.  Cut 2 Clementines from white cardstock.  Cut kindness from Navaho cardstock.  (leave the little dot over the "i" in the die to attach later)

Cut Poppystamps Rounded Bloom Flowers from Patina and Coral Cream cardstock.  Cut 1" circles of the white glittered cardstock from the Delicate Pastels 6x6 glitter pack and color them with markers.  Attach them behind the flowers.

Stamp and trim the greeting - from the new Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamps and Die Set - with Melon Fresh Ink.  Heat emboss it with detail clear powder.  It's my first Fresh Ink card - I love their pretty colors!  It looks darker in the group photo above, but it's a soft summer-y coral that complements turquoise, gray, kraft, charcoal and lime.  And the container is pretty classy too!

Score and fold a 3 ½" x 8 ½" white card.  Make it easy on yourself...attach the flowers to the Clementine Border first, add adhesive behind the flowers and some of the ovals along the edges - then attach it to the card.  Attach the greetings - use foam dots for the stamped words.

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Thanks for visiting - see you again next week!

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05/21/2020

Thu 21

Birthday Hugs
by Michelle Bala

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Hello crafters! Michelle here, sharing a birthday card I created using some of the newest dies from the 2020 Garden Party Release.  The Tall Birthday Candles are amazing and so much fun to play with! Think of the possibilities...mixing colors and pattern papers! For my candles, I used the Delicate Pastel Glitter Paper Pad and inked up some cardstock with distress oxide inks. I used shades squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio and dried marigold.  

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These are the supplies used. All links will be at the bottom of the post.

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I inked up my background card base with squeezed lemonade distress oxide ink than added some white paint splatters.  I die cut the Clementine Border two times and adhered them to the card base.  Next, I die cut Birthday Cursive Script Die three times and adhered them together, layered. Die cutting the birthday sentiment once is sufficient, but I used a cardstock that was not too sturdy so I chose to layer it a few times.  I embossed the 'hugs' sentiment from the stamp set Sunflower Wreath Clear Stamp. 
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The final step was assembling the card. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your weekend!!!

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Thu 21

Create a Wide Washi Tape Background Border by Jean Okimoto

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Layer the Cascadia Background Strip over the Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi Tape to create a bold border for the Splendid Poppy Stems.  The washi tape has so many pretty colors  it's easy to find matching inks for the poppies.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more designs from our Garden Party Collection.  

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Cut Splendid Poppy Stems from the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Give it a light spritz of water to help blend the inks, then sponge it with Distress Oxides. The colors used here are carved pumpkin, worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade and mowed lawn.

Cut a 3-¾" x 5-⅝" rectangle of smooth white cardstock.  Cut it with the new Cascadia Background Strip.  Attach a strip of Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi Tape to printer paper -  it's lighter than cardstock and the edges won't show under the rectangle.  Attach it behind the rectangle.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamps and Die Set - with VersaFine Clair Shady Lane.  

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Attach everything to a white A-6 card.  Add ¼" punched circles of yellow glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Accent the flowers with Open Studio Sour Apple Glitter Glue.

I love the pretty mix of blue and orange flowers on the Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi Tape. It's fresh and different - and looks like it'll be a great match for the new speckled egg Distress Oxide inkpad.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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09/27/2018

Thu 27

Feathered Friends and Stitched Bump Border by Jean Okimoto

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The sweet owl from Feathered Friends rests comfortably on a branch layered over the Stitched Bump Border on a fall card.  It's a mix of favorite dies, Scotch 3M washi and duct tapes - and some Tape Too Challenge inspiration.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a combination of great dies from my Memory Box stash.

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Attach the duct tapes, dotted washi tape and striped washi tape to white cardstock.  Attach the pink and orange patterned washi tape to pale gray cardstock.  Diecut the border, owl, eyes, beak and wing.  Assemble the owl - add movement to the wing by attaching it with a tiny gold brad that will allow it to move up and down.

Attach the border to a top-folded 5-¼" light gray square card.  Trim the right edge.

Cut the branch from the Swooping Branches and Leaves set from dark kraft cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the Spring Lilacs Clear Stamps Set - on light gray cardstock with Summertime VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder. Trim it with the 1" x  2" Stitched Rectangle Layers die.  It's a great match for the Stitched Bump Border - the stitches are hard to see on the black duct tape here,  but they're there!

Attach the diecuts to the the card - use foam dots for the owl.

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Write a short note on the inside, sign it, and send it to someone awesome!

Stitched Bump Border can be used in so many ways - here's a snowman from an earlier post...

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Use Stitched Bump Border for snowdrifts, beachy waves, sandbanks or rolling hills too.  It's also great for cutting a scalloped edge for stenciling.

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for the PAPERSTYLE 2019 - CALENDAR OR NOTECARDS class at Impress on September 30th.  We're layering 3-½" x 5" calendar pages or notecards with great seasonal and holiday icons and beautiful artpapers.  Keep the calendar or notecards for yourself - or present them as thoughtful gifts and a bit of year-round design inspiration. 

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

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06/23/2018

Sat 23

Thanks
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday! Today I want to highlight a few of the new dies from the latest release. It has been so fun to see all of the design team using them this week. 

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For my card today I used the beautiful Hutton Border die and I cut the edge on the front of the card. I just love how it turned out. I glued a piece of teal paper to the inside of the card, it makes the die cut edge really stand out.
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I added a piece of silver glitter paper to the front of the card and then die cut the two layers of the Thanks Jotted Script die. The background layer was cut in vellum and the top layer was cut in a black mirror card. I glued them to the card to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by the blog have a wonderful weekend!
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01/16/2018

Tue 16

Snow Bunny, Sentimental Happy Valentine’s Day and Dibble Heart Border by Jean Okimoto

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Snow Bunny - from the Deep Edge Dies Collection - gets ready for February 14th with the new Sentimental Valentine's Day greeting and some hearts from the new Dibble Heart Border.  Together they create a sweet greeting for a special child or grandchild - or anyone who likes to smile.

 Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with another design featuring Valentine dies from our latest release.  Here's the same bunny that appeared as a puppy a few weeks ago - and he'll definitely be back for Easter!  

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Diecut Snow Bunny from natural cardstock.  Cut the accent pieces from printed paper, felt (rosy cheeks and tail) and cardstock (eyes and nose).  Add a sparkly red glittered cardstock heart cut with the Dibble Heart Border.  Assemble and trim the bunny so it fits on a 5-½" square card of kraft cardstock.

Attach Scor-tape behind red cardstock and cut Sentimental Happy Valentine's Day - save the apostrophe for "valentine's."  There's also a tiny dot over the "i" - but I used a glittered dot from the Dibble Dot Border for extra sparkle.  OK - confessing -it's because I lost the greeting's original dot somewhere between my Platinum machine and the card.

Gently flex the words into wonky curves and attach them to the card.  Add tiny glittered hearts from the Dibble Dot Border.

Square cards take extra postage - but this bunny is sure to make someone smile!

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Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's SO MANY HEARTS class at Impress!  Hope you liked the cards and candy tote - and were inspired to try color and paper combinations of your own too.  Extra thanks to Ann, Erin and Laura for finding all of the supplies we needed and filling those shopping baskets!

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for the NEW FROM MEMORY BOX class on January 20th.  Create 6 cards featuring the latest release - and some classic favorites from my stash.  You know how much I  love combining products and finding new ways to use "old" dies.  I think you'll love the pretty papers, glittery accents and designs I've selected to take advantage of all of the great products Dave's designed for us.  

We've added a second LOVE IS SWEET class.  It's on the last weekend in January - details are coming soon.  Hope you can join us then if you missed the first class a few weeks ago.  We're making 6 cards, including a candy card.  Lots of glitter, pretty papers and techniques!

Thanks for stopping by - and for all of your sweet and thoughtful comments during last week's Blog Blitz.  See you again next week!

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01/04/2018

Thu 04

New Distressed Heart Collage, Dibble Heart Border and Have a Heart by Jean Okimoto

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The new Distressed Heart Collage, Dibble Heart Border and Have a Heart create a bold background for the happy owl from the Feathered Friends Deep Edge Dies.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with a Spring 2018 Release preview Valentine card for you today.

The Distressed Heart Collage set of four cool/vintage/bold/edgy designs  creates great backgrounds - and little heart cutouts in a array of versatile sizes.  They make sweet DIY accents from glittered cardstock, mirror cardstock, felt and vellum.  This set will definitely earn a place in your stash.

Cut the Distressed Heart Collage from black cardstock.  It's not torn along the edges - that's what it's supposed to look like - I promise!  Cut gold glittered cardstock with the same Distressed Heart Collage die.  Save the outlines for another project - it's too pretty to toss.  Use three - or as many as you wish - of the sparkly heart cutouts here.

Cut the red cardstock heart with a Have a Heart die.  

Cut the Feathered Friends owl from printed paper - like this cool screenprint from Shizen Design.  Cut another owl from black cardstock to layer for dimension and bit of a shadow effect along the right and bottom edges.

Cut the face from textured natural cardstock. Cut the wing from gold glittered cardstock.

Here's an improvement of technique I shared earlier.  Stick two layers of orange cardstock together with doublestick tape to add dimension to the little pieces. The deep edge dies are great for cutting through multiple layers.  Scribble a portion of it with a black Sharpie.  Position the eyes+beak die on the cardstock so it cuts the black section just for the eyes - and the orange section for the beak.  That's a lot easier than cutting the pieces from black and orange cardstock.  It's also beats trying to color the tiny eye circles with a black marker (like I did earlier).   Live and learn!

Cut red glittered cardstock with Dibble Heart Border for that little heart on the owl.

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 card (4-⅝" x 6-¼") of kraft cardstock.  No need to add sequins or gems - it's already blinged!

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Hope you're enjoying this week's  preview of our Spring 2018 Release.  Hearts, borders, flowers, butterflies, bunnies, sea creatures, collages, greetings, clear stamp sets and matching dies - it's everything you'll need for Valentines, holiday gift thank-yous and spring cards.  Be sure your favorite retailer has placed their order - I know Impress has!  View them here.  I saw Jeannie busy receiving and stocking them  - and Becca was packing some for online orders too.  

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for the first class of 2018 at Impress this Saturday.  We're starting off with LOVE IS SWEET - 6 Valentine cards featuring the new release.  Can't wait to see everyone again this weekend!

Thanks for visiting...

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12/30/2017

Sat 30

Snow Bunny Becomes a Friendly Puppy On Stitched Curves by Jean Okimoto

 

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The Deep Edge Snow Bunny die set creates a sweet bunny and - with a bit of creativity - a friendly little puppy too!  Hi everyone - Jean Okimoto here, on the last weekend of a very busy year.  I love using Memory Box dies in unique ways - and this may be an extreme makeover - but I think he looks quite spiffy.  Hope you agree!

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Cut the head and midsection from kraft cardstock.  Cut three paws from dark kraft cardstock - one will be his mouth.

Cut his arms from dark kraft cardstock - they'll be his back paws.  Hind paws?

Cut two midsections from printed paper and fold them to form floppy ears.  I've used this great print from Shizen Designs - Impress can order it for you.  It's item #HP1172.  Love how the lines converge and curve to add dimension.

Cut the body and the angled scarf section from printed paper.  The scarf section will be a tail.

Cut the straight scarf section from red felt attached to adhesive label paper for stability.  That's his collar!

Cut eyes and a nose from black cardstock.  Cut the nose from pink cardstock for a tongue.

Assemble the bunny-turned-into-a-puppy.  Use foam dots for the ears and head

Cut two layers of Stitched Curves from textured natural cardstock.  Glue them together, then trim them with the long edge of the 4" x 5-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Borders a bit shorter than the card create neat edges that don't look bulky.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Sentimental Iris Clear Stamps Set - on a 5-½" square card of textured natural cardstock with Lightning Black Brilliance.  Dry the ink and attach the pup.  Add a red glittered heart sticker and gold gem stickers.

Square and thick cards require extra postage - but I think this little guy and his kind message will brighten someone's day.  

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Thanks very much for visiting our blog, for liking us on Facebook - and for all of your thoughtful comments throughout the year!  We have a huge collection of new designs coming next week and can't wait to share our ideas and designs with you.

I look forward to sharing more ideas with you here and in classes in 2018.  Here's a preview of my classes at Impress - hope to see you soon!

    Winter and Early Spring Classes at Impress in Tukwila, Washington - Phone 206 901.9101

                Love is Sweet - January 6

                So Many Hearts - January 13

                NEW from Memory Box - January 20

                Cakes, Candles and Birthday Wishes - February 10 and 19 (Presidents Day)

                Simply Asian - February 24

                Springtime Greetings - March 10

                Paper and InKollage - March 24

Hope you'll be back for Penny's great project tomorrow.  

Wishing you a safe and very Happy New Year!

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07/07/2017

Fri 07

Butterflies from the New Sentimental Iris Clear Stamp Set
by Jean Okimoto

 

 

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Fresh, whimsical new butterflies from the just-released Sentimental Iris Clear Stamp Set are ready for any occasion.  A majestic iris, five butterflies, two sweet little posies, a heart - and a bonus of five great greetings make this a set you'll reach for again and again.  The coordinating Sentimental Iris Die Set includes the iris, butterflies and heart.  

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Enjoy the 25% IMPRESS BIRTHDAY DISCOUNT on Saturday July 15th - in-store and online.   Yes, 25% off the greatest papercrafting products - including  the Memory Box, Open Studio and Poppystamps designs you've been waiting for.  Celebrate 30 YEARS of creativity - and enjoy the  special displays, samples, demos and treats Impress has planned for you.  Happy Birthday Impress!

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Hi there, Jean Okimoto here, with a group of watercolored butterflies on a quick get-well card.  Paint watercolor paper with diluted Kaleidacolor dye ink refills.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then press it with a dry iron on the cotton setting. 

Stamp the butterflies with Onyx Black VersaFine and emboss them with detail clear powder.  Diecut them with the matching dies from the Sentimental Iris Die Set.  

Cut Tall Grassy Stems Border from light green cardstock.  Stamp the greeting from the stamp set with Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender.  Dry the ink.  Trim the border with the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to a light green top-folded A-2 card.

Attach the butterflies - use foam dots for the first, second and fourth butterflies from the top.  Add green gem stickers.

It isn't fun being sick - let's hope this card will bring a speedy recovery!  

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Special thanks to everyone from last Tuesday's SUMMER BLISS class at Impress - hope you enjoyed the class, then had a great 4th of July celebration.   Thanks too - Ann and Shari - for keeping us well-stocked with the latest and greatest products.  

Ready to get ready for Christmas?  Impress is - and the 2017 Holiday Collection of Memory Box and Poppystamps is waiting for you.  

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend! Jeansignature-3
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06/25/2017

Sun 25

Sketch Form Butterflies Along the Cubic Border
by Jean Okimoto

 

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Send a summer thank you with a trio of Sketch Form Butterfly diecuts. Re-purpose a favorite stamp and take advantage of the versatile Butterfly Ensemble and Morning Garden Butterfly die sets...again!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here - with an easy watercolored design for a summer greeting.  

Press the dye inks from a Melon Melody Kaleidacolor multi-color inkpad onto a large acrylic stamp block.  Spritz the smoother side of a 6"square of watercolor paper with water and paint it with watery, overlapping layers of  the orange, yellow and green inks.  Heat-set the inks.  Press the paper with a dry iron on the cotton setting.

Stamp Sketch Form Butterfly with Onyx Black VersaFine and emboss it with detail clear powder. Here's a quick tip -  pre-heat the back of the stamped paper for a few seconds - then quickly finish embossing the design from the right side.  This minimizes over-heating and scorching the stamped image and keeps it nice and glossy.

Cut three butterflies with two of the Butterfly Ensemble dies.  Cut black cardstock butterflies and attach them (offset)  behind the watercolored designs to add dimension and a subtle drop-shadow look along some areas.

Cut three butterfly centers from gold mirror cardstock using the dies from the Morning Garden Butterflies set.  

Cut the front of a top-folded green A-2 card with Cubic Border.  Stamp the greeting from the new Thank You Sentiments clear stamp set with Onyx Black.  

Attach the butterflies and add gold gem stickers.  

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I love thinking of ways to get the most from my huge stash of Memory Box and Open Studio designs - and sharing these ideas with you.  The rustic, hand-drawn look of the Sketch Form Butterfly makes it one of my favorite stamps - hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by...

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