535 posts categorized "Celebrations"

02/12/2021

Fri 12

Wishing You Happiness
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. I'm excited to be sharing some of the newest products for the Spring Line.  

I used  All the Happiness clear stamp and die set. I paired the stamp up with Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die Set.  The cascading floral bouquet

works perfectly with this slimline die.
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I stamped the bouquet with black ink and colored them Copic Markers.  I secured the coordinating die and ran it through my die cutting machine.

I die cut the two largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles. On the smaller die cut rectangle, I stamped the smaller bouquet in each corner. I used 

antique linen distress ink.  I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner.
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I adhered the largest slim line die cut the the card base. Than I layered the smaller slimline die cut and die cut bouquet with foam tape.

I adhered some gold sequins than finished the card with some gold paint splatter.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Michellesignature (1)
 

 

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02/11/2021

Thu 11

Just Add Plaid by Jean Okimoto

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Madras Plaid, Heart Streamer Globe and bold Wooden Alphas create an easy way to design a quick guy card for the 14th.  Loving the new dies, plaids and Color Wheel 6x6 cardstock sets from our 2021 Spring Collection!  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with one of many cards featuring this wonderful release of dies, papers, stamps and an embossing folder too.  There are so many great designs and colors to chose from I didn't know where to start.  It includes nine 6x6 110# cardstock sets of beautiful colors - every color you'll ever need!  The packs are named Berry Red, Sunny Orange, Lush Green, Fresh Aqua, Ocean Blue, Stormy Blue, Vibrant Violet, Twilight Purple and Earth Neutral.

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Cut Heart Streamer Globe from Berry Red's dark red 6x6 sheet.  Cut the Madras Plaid Coral and Green background with a Nested Globe die.  Cut one large and two smaller Bright Hearts from the red Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

Cut Wooden Alpha's XOXO from Sunny Orange's pale yellow 6x6 sheet.  Cut the letters again from the dark red sheet.

Attach everything to a cream A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  

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Let the dies and papers do the work for you when the holiday - or occasion - is almost here. It's easy to coordinate elements and colors when everything is as well-designed as the 2021 Spring Collection is!  It's also easy to have a totally different look with different color combos like peach/pink, bright red/gray or fuchsia/pale pink. Choose the receipient's favorite colors and create a card just for them!

Thanks for visiting - see you again this afternoon with a slimline design from our latest collection...

Jeansignature-3

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02/10/2021

Wed 10

"Blooming" 3D Embossing Folder Video with Black Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today, with a short video and two cards made using the beautiful newly released "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder."  Memory Box 3D embossing folders are gorgeous and give your projects wonderful texture with lots of detail.  For card #1, I used a large portion of the embossed panel and for card #2, I used just a tiny portion of a black panel.

Here's a short video of the making of these two cards. It also shows in detail how I colored these beautiful embossed flowers with colored pencils on black card stock.

 

 

Here's a look at card #1 with the extra coloring done with Prismacolor pencils.

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Supplies used for card #1  

1) "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder"

2) "Joyful Moments" stamp set for sentiment

3) "Crystal Frame" die (small one to frame sentiment

4) "Rectangle Basics Set" for large embossed & colored panel

Other- aqua matt chalk polish, gold paint pen, fun foam, colored pencils, white embossing powder, Versamark ink, black and white card stock

 

Here's a look at the 2nd card:

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Supplies used for card #2

1) "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder"

2) "Joyful Moments" stamp set for sentiment

3) "Crystal Frame" die (large one to frame the black embossed section)

4) "Stitched Rectangle Layers" die set for sentiment

Other: aqua matt chalk polish, black and white card stock, crystal gems, Versamark ink, white embossing powder

 

Below is the panel for card #1, completely colored before I made it into a card.

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Here's one last look at both cards:

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I hope you like my cards with 3D embossing on black card stock. Memory Box 3D embossing folders are so detailed and pretty. I love the texture they add to projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angiesignature

 

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02/07/2021

Sun 07

Plaid Hearts Slimline Valentine Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with 2 versions of a plaid heart slimline card, plus an extra gift tag.

The first version of the card, pictured above is more clean and simple with less detail and embellishment.  Here's how I made my card:

1)  First die cut a slimline panel 3.25" by 8.25" of white card stock with the "Pinpoint Heart Plate" die

2) Cut about 20 plaid hearts from the "Christmas Plaid" paper pack with smallest die in the "Double Stitched Heart Cut Out"  or the "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out" die set, or both at the same time if you have both sets.

3)  Glue the hearts inside the pinpoint dots of each heart on the die cut "Pinpoint Heart Plate" white die cut panel.  Below you can see mine after I had glued all the hearts down and started trimming off the overhanging edges.

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4)  After trimming off any hearts hanging off the edges, adhere that panel to a black panel that is 1/8" bigger for a mat.

5)  Add the paper-pieced panel with black mat to the card base.  (Card is 8.5" by 3.5")

6)  Heat emboss in white on black card stock, the sentiment words which are from "Berry Wreath" Christmas stamp set and attach to card front at an angle.  I love that you can use this set for much more than just Christmas by combing the separate words into exactly what you need!

7)  Using the "Sprinkle Heart Collage" die, I cut several of the smaller white hearts from the "Frosted Glitter" paper pack to use on the card front

 That completes version one, the clean and simple one.  Below you can see the second version with extras on it.

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If you prefer this second version, here's what I added:

9)  Cut thin strips of black and white glitter paper from the same paper pack to outline the top and bottom of the sentiment.  Also place more white hearts inside the some of the background plaid hearts.

There you have it!  Two versions of the same card!  Which do you like best?  Being the clean and simple gal that I am, I actually prefer the first one.

Now, while I had my supplies out, I went ahead and created this tag for a gift basket:


MB with extras

1)  Used the same heart die from "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out" on a white A2 size panel, then backed the opening of each cut out heart with ombre shades of Distress Oxide inked card stock.  (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry) I put the ink direct to paper so this was really a quick way to get the colors behind the heart openings.

2)  Add the stamped words in black ink, from the same stamp set, "Berry Wreath," then cut the whole panel with a "Stitched Rectangle Layer" die.  I punched a small hole in the top left corner and ran some twine through to tie it on the basket.

This is a basket full of cards from a Facebook group that sends cards to show kindness to people who are in need.  I wanted to add something to the basket "with love" and these stamps and dies were perfect for making this tag!

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today!  I had so much fun creating these!  Be sure to come back tomorrow - you won't want to miss the blog posts this week - they will be amazing!   Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Angiesignature

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01/28/2021

Thu 28

Double-Emboss a Watercolored Crystal Heart by Jean Okimoto

Add a double layer of texture to a watercolored Crystal Heart with pressure- and heat-embossing.  It's an easy way to add dimension to a detailed design...without paper-piecing.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to use this great new die from our 2021 Valentine Collection.

Cut the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out from the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Sponge it with overlapping layers of picked raspberry, worn lipstick and ripe persimmon Distress Oxides.  Heat-set the inks.

Pressure emboss it with the Crystal Heart die using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Leave the diecut in the die and sponge it with VersaMark.  Remove the die.  Heat-emboss the VersaMark-ed sections with detail gold powder - the watercolor paper adds texture to the embossing.  Clean both sides of the VersaMark-ed die with a damp washcloth, then dry it with a paper towel.

Cut Crystal Heart again from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Punch a tiny hole near the top center of the watercolored heart.  Tie the hearts together with gold cord.  Curl the cord ends with the side of a bone folder or the plastic flower burnishing tool. P1002843

Press worn lipstick ink onto a large acrylic stamp block then brush the ink onto the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Heat-set the ink.  Cut the paper with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  Attach the rectangle to a top-folded white A-2 card.

Shake Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to blend the contents.  Use the bottom of the tube to splatter the painted background with a specks of gold.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentine Words Clear Stamp Set - on the smoother side of the watercolor paper with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Heat-emboss it with clear powder. Trim it and add it to the card.

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Hope you enjoy the versatility of Memory Box dies as much as I do.  They're great for pressure-embossing, cutting stencils and as the actual stencil as we've used Crystal Heart here.  

Thanks for visiting...

Jeansignature-3

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01/21/2021

Thu 21

BIG Hugs and DIY Conversation Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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Scatter a handful of colorful hearts on a Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate background and add a glittery greeting.  It's a colorful way to send hugs!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline design that's easy to create in your favorite colors too.

Stamp the greetings - from the Big and Little Valentine Words Clear Stamp Set - on different shades of smooth cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink, then diecut them with the smallest Double Stitch Double Heart Cut Out die.  

Cut 5 hearts from gray cardstock with the smallest die too.  They'll add dimension and a shadowy look to the stamped hearts.

Cut Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate from white cardstock.  Cut five of the hearts with the small Double Stitch Heart Cut Out die.  Attach the pinpoint background to a pink slimline card.  Glue the gray hearts in the cutouts.  Attach the multicolored hearts - at an angle - so the gray inserts create a shadowy look.  

Cut the solid Posh Big Hearts Script background from green cardstock.  

Cut the delicate Post Big Hearts Script  from a white 6x6 sheet from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad - leave the diecut in the die.  Attach strips of Diecut 'n Bond tape behind the diecut greeting and run it through the machine again to cut the tape.  Remove the offcuts and little bits of tape liner and attach it to the green background.  

Add ¼" punched dots from the pink sheet in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.

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You can use the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate in so many ways - it's much more than just a pretty background!  Trim it to form a tag, add a bold greeting and pretty ribbon.  Diecut it into a large heart for a hearts-on-a-heart design.  Transform it into an elegant wedding or anniversary card.  

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have fun creating Valentines for your special people!

Jeansignature-3

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01/17/2021

Sun 17

Add Color to a Washi Tape Background by Jean Okimoto

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A Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape heart - layered over the new Woodgrain Heart - creates a quick Valentine  or friendship card.  Add a layered BIG Hugs Posh Script greeting and strips of gold glittered cardstock to balance the bold hearts - and that's it!

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Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add interest and a watercolor-y look to the beautiful floral wide washi tape.  The tape is 4-½" wide - perfect for layering over the 4-½" wide Open Studio Watercolor Paper.

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Sponge or brush overlapping layers of picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and carved pumpkin Distress Oxides onto the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Move the colors around with a large damp round paintbrush, the heat-set the inks.  It looks scary-bright here but it'll be softened and muted when the tape is applied!

Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to the watercolor paper.  Place it between 2 layers of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine between the plates used for cutting.  The machine's pressure smooths small wrinkles and reduces some of the frostiness.

Cut the taped/colored paper with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut pale peach cardstock with Woodgrain Heart.

Cut the solid Big Hugs Posh Script from slightly darker peach cardstock.  Cut the delicate BIG Hugs from a gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad - leave the diecut in the die.  Attach strips of Diecut 'n Bond doublestick tape to the diecut and run it through the machine again to cut the adhesive.  Remove the officuts and bits of tape liner.  Press the diecut (still in the die) firmly onto the peach background diecut and carefully remove the die.

Cut 2 narrow strips of the gold glitter sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad and trim the ends.

Attach everything to a cream A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Pick your favorite colors and create multicolored backgrounds for Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.  I cut 4 additional smaller hearts from the washi tape-covered watercolor paper and I'm saving them for another project to share with you.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

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01/07/2021

Thu 07

Paper-Pieced Crystal Heart and Big Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Valentine Blitz and giveaway!  

The new Crystal Heart sets the scene for a colorful mix of contemporary brights and the sparkle of gold Polished Foil.  Make it a trio with Double Stitched Loving Heart Cut Outs. Glittered Big Hugs Posh Script is paired with its background diecut for added dimension.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a bright mix of colors, shiny gold and sparkly pink - hope you like this combination.  Be sure to add a comment below for a chance to win the Crystal Heart for your collection of Memory Box heart dies.

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Attach a layer of lined doublestick tape to gray cardstock and cut it with the 2nd-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut Crystal Heart from a gold Polished Foil Pad sheet - remove the little pieces but leave the delicate diecut in the die.  Press the diecut onto the adhesive-covered heart and carefully remove the die.

Cut Crystal Heart from orange, pink and dark pink cardstock.  Attach a mix of colored pieces to the exposed adhesive. 

Cut orange and pink cardstock with the same Double Stitch Loving Heart die - then cut the hearts again with the smallest heart from the set.

Cut the Big Hugs background from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the delicate words from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  

Attach the diecuts to a dark gray slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝") - attach the greeting with foamtape.

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Diecut your favorite colors and create bright, pastel, traditional or contemporary cards for the special people in your life.  Three sets of colorful Crystal Heart offcuts will create three cards.  Celebrate a marriage in the couple's wedding colors.  Try this idea as a vertical slimline card.  There are so many ways to use this great new die - it's great for watercoloring and pressure-embossing too!

Would you like a chance to win the new CRYSTAL HEART die? Just leave a comment here before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 10th for a chance to win. One comment will be selected at random to win the die, and all winners will be posted on the blog  Monday, January 11th at 5pm EST.

Thanks for visiting!  

Jeansignature-3

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01/03/2021

Sun 03

Twiggy Hugs on the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate by Jean Okimoto

 

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Sparkly red hearts, tall Twiggy Hugs and the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate create a quick card from our 2021 Valentine Collection.  Add the contrast of pale gold glittered dots...and your card is ready!  

Our newest dies are artsy and bold - perfect for both CAS and collage-y designs, and for embossing, overlays, and cutting stencils too.  Hello and Happy 2021 - Jean Okimoto here with one of many Valentine designs we'll be sharing in the coming weeks.

Cut Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate from pale gray cardstock.  Cut it twice with the smallest heart from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out to create 2 heart-shaped windows. Cut it again with Twiggy Hearts.  

Attach the pinpoint plate to a red slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").  Cut 3 red glittered hearts from the Holiday Glitter Pad and insert 2 in the cutouts. Punch ¼" glittered gold dots from the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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Save the 3rd glittered heart to create a seal for the envelope.

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Combining elements like 2 pinpoint patterns - or the tall Twiggy Hugs + the slimline card - simplifies things when you have so many great designs to chose from.

Thanks for visiting...enjoy creating special Valentines with this versatile new collection! Jeansignature-3

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12/28/2020

Mon 28

Shiny Foil Pinpoint Burst and Bubble Circles to Celebrate the New Year
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time going through my Memory Box supplies to find dies I could use to create some cards for the New Year, something that looked celebratory.  I decided to use the PINPOINT BURST PLATE 94514 cut from foil paper as the background for some BUBBLE CIRCLES 94439.

Card One

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I used silvery foil from the POLISHED FOIL PACK FP1001 and used the full size of the Pinpoint Burst Plate to cover the front of a white A2 notecard.  I added Bubble Circles cut from a green plaid from the CHRISTMAS PLAID  6X6 pad PP1009.  I'm still looking for my CELEBRATE CURSIVE SCRIPT die 94393 which I know is here somewhere and will be the perfect sentiment to add to the front of this card.

Card Two

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For this one I trimmed a little bit off each edge of the blue foil Pinpoint Burst design to expose a border of the white notecard.  I added silver foil Bubble Circles.  I also put a single silver foil candle in the center of the Burst using the TALL BIRTHDAY CANDLES 94395 die.  

I made two more similar cards and found a discontinued clear stamp set from Poppystamps that I cut apart to make the two sentiments.

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Happy New Year!  I'm sure we are all looking forward to whatever 2021 has in store for us!  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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