548 posts categorized "Celebrations"

07/25/2021

Sun 25

Slimline Trio of Castle Collages by Jean Okimoto

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Send birthday wishes with a layered slimline tri-fold of castle collages from the Summer Daydreams Collection.  The collages are usually layered from small-to-large for a 3-D effect - they're stacked out of sequence here for a different look.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here -  hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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Score 8-½" x 10-½" light gray cardstock at 3-½" and 7".  Diecut Fantasy Castle Collage from the front of the first panel.  Diecut Stone Keep Castle Collage from the backside of the second panel.

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Cut three of the moat border from the Fantasy Castle Collage.  Attach one to the front of the Fantasy Castle Collage - and another one behind the Fantasy Castle Collage for added support.  The backside of the Fantasy Castle Collage panel is shown above.  Trim the 3rd moat border and attach it to the front of the Stone Keep Castle Collage for added interest.  

Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 4-⅛" tall Nested Globes die.  Brush or sponge it with overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo and peacock feathers.  Spray it with a light layer of Imagine's Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it. 

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Cut Imperial Castle Collage from light gray cardstock and trim the bottom and sides.  Attach it to the globe diecut.  

Stamp the greetings from the Majestic Achievements Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the pink 6x6 sheet from the Berry Red Pack with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Cut them with the coordinating dies.  Attach the birthday banner with foamtape.  

Color 5 Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and attach them to the card.

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We're celebrating a very special birthday here in Seattle this weekend...Impress is 34 years young!  The celebration includes a great 20% discount on regular-priced items (excluding class kits and gift certificates).  The sales ends tonight - July 25th - the promo code for online shopping is "happy34."  It's a great time to get the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs items on your wishlist!

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

Jeansignature-3

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07/15/2021

Thu 15

Create an Ink-Blended Grand Galaxy Birthday Card by Jean Okimoto

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Dreamy blended colors and turquoise jewels transform a galaxy design from a guy-card to a special greeting for a birthday gal. Highlight the details of the new Grand Galaxy 3D Embossing Folder with soft layers of color, accent strips from the 6x6 cardstock collections and the sparkle of custom-colored Clear Jewels.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a quick, double-inked, embossed technique creates a different look each time you use it.  It's a variation of a technique Anne shared earlier - and a process we used for one of my spring card kits.

Cut smooth, heavy white cardstock to 4-¼" x 5-½".  Cover it with soft, blended overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  A little white showing thru the colors is OK.  Colors used here are kitsch flamingo, cracked pistachio, wild honey, wilted violet and peacock feathers.  Use a brayer to apply peacock feathers to the top section of the Grand Galaxy 3D Embossing Folder.

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Quickly spray 4 spritzes of water in the air - then catch the mist with the uninked backside of the cardstock.  Place the damp cardstock in the folder with the  inked side facing the inked half of the folder.  Run it through the diecut machine following your machine's embossing instructions.

Remove the cardstock and heat-set the inks.  Trim it to 3-¾" x 5" with a Rectangle Basics die.  Cut 4-½", 4" and 3" accent strips from the Fresh Aqua, Vibrant Violet and Sunny Orange collections.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink, then cut the greeting with the matching die.  Don't cut the individual greetings apart - it's easier to tape the dies to stamped cardstock for cutting when everything is together.  And they're easier to find (and identify!) when they're together. 

Cut an extra layer from a teal 6x6 sheet - use it to add dimension and a shadow to accent the greeting.

Color Clear Jewels with a turquoise Sharpie or Copic Marker.  Attach everything to a 5-½" square white card - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Try this double-inking technique with some of our other 3D Embossing Folders too.  Thanks for visiting - hope you're liking our Summer Daydreams Collection!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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07/07/2021

Wed 07

Create a Paper-pieced Floral Chain Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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07/03/2021

Sat 03

Double Stitch Rectangle Floral Treat Wrappers by Jean Okimoto

Thoughtful departure treats add a special touch to any event - especially after social-distancing and hunkering-down for more than a year.  Create these with the Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out dies and layered blossoms from the Spring Collection.

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Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an alternative way to use this versatile die set.  A Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die cuts the basic folded shape - and pressure-embossing with the 2 smaller dies adds the details and scorelines for the bottom.  Cut 8-½" x 3" strips of white cardstock.  Score and fold them at 4-¼".  Place the 4.3" x 3.1" die (3rd largest) so the bottom inner cutting edge is about 1/16" below the folded edge.  Cut the folded cardstock.

Pressure-emboss the folded cardstock with the 2.6" x 3.8" and 2.1" x 3.3" (the next two smaller sizes) dies - tape the larger die along the fold and tape the smaller die inside and adjacent to the larger die.

Unfold the cardstock and reverse the original fold - changing it from a valley-fold to a mountain-fold.  Fold the left and right sides of the cardstock on the innermost scored lines to form a peak.  Fold both sides up against the peak.  Spritz the front side with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Diecut Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Daisies from two shades of the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  Cut the Dreamy Freesia, then cut the small 2-petal section again for paper-piecing.  Cut the flowers again from a light blue Stormy Blue 6x6 and a medium blue Ocean Blue 6x6.  Punch holes for the cord.

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Mix, match and layer the flower diecuts.  Attach them to the treat wrappers.  

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Add ¼" dots punched from the red and gold Holiday Glitter Pad 6x6 sheets.  Use doublestick tape to attach packaged treats inside the wrappers.  Ghiradelli chocolate squares are used here.  Tie the wrapper with gold cord and use the edge of a bone folder or the flower burnishing tool to curl the cord.  For best results follow the curve of the cord and pull the curling tool quickly and firmly along the cord. 

It's a lot easier than it sounds!  Vary the size of the treat packet by using different die sizes - there are 7 dies in the set.  

Thanks for visiting...have a safe and Happy 4th if you're celebrating this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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06/17/2021

Thu 17

Birthday Wishes with Layered Fresh Flowers by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate a summer birthday with Layered Fresh Flowers on a soft background of Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple slimline design for a birthday gal who loves flowers.  

I usually decide on a design, then select the Memory Box items I want to use.  Tried the opposite approach for this card - I wanted to use the Stylish Rectangle Trio, 6x6 paper collections, Birthday Mail Posh Script, Layered Fresh Flowers, Clear Jewels and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape. 

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Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to white cardstock and cut it with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio.  Remove just the narrow wedge-shaped offcuts - leave the delicate frame and large center rectangle in the die.  Add doublestick tape or tiny dots of glue, then flip the diecuts (still in the die) over and press it onto a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").  A quick background...done!

Color 5 Clear Jewels with markers - I used the bright orange and pink Sharpies.  Set the jewels aside to dry.  Clear jewels and markers make it easy to create custom-colored accents to complement your designs.

Cut two sets of Layered Fresh Flowers from two shades of pink 6x6 sheets from the Fresh Berry Collection.  Assemble the flowers - switch the colors of the roundish centers.

Cut Birthday Mail Posh Script from two shades of the green 6x6 sheets in the Lush Green Collection.  Attach a scrap of the lighter green behind the dot for the "i" in Birthday.  

Assemble the card - use foamtape for the big flower.  Add the custom-colored jewel stickers. MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxSunsetBlushWideWashiTape, MemoryBoxBirthdayMailPoshScript, MemoryBoxStylishRectangleTrio, MemoryBoxBerryRedCollection, MemoryBoxLushGreenCollection, MemoryBoxClearJewels, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, HandmadeCards, HandmadeBirthdayCards, HandmadeFloralCards, ImpressCarddsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Take advantage of the floral watercolored look of the Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape -  and all of the color-matching options of our 6x6 paper collections  - to create unique color combinations for fresh floral cards.

Thanks for visiting  - see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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05/30/2021

Sun 30

Put It In Gear Birthday Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Switch gears from flowers and prettiness to a slimline design for your special guy's birthday.  Slimlines provide plenty of space for bold designs, strong colors and a bit of sparkle.  Hi, happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here with a birthday design featuring the new Put It In Gear 3D Embossing Folder.

Trim the brown 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection to about 4-½ x 6".  Spritz both sides lightly with water, then emboss it with the Put It In Gear folder.  Cut it using part of the 3-⅛ x 8-⅛" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers Die.  Trim it to 5-½" wide.

Cut the dark orange 6x6x from the Sunny Orange Collection with the 6-¾ x 1-¾" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the cardstock to 3-¾" wide.  Spritz it with a generous amount of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Let it airdry for a few minutes, then heat-set.  Add rich highlights to any of the 6x6 Collection sheets with Imagine's spritzes for customized metallic cardstock to match your designs.

Cut Birthday Mail Posh Script from the green 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet and the dark brown Earth Neutral sheet.  It's a perfectly-sized mix of two great fonts that are easy to diecut and attach.  An added bonus - the tiny dot over the "i" is diecut from the background instead of the delicate script.  Just glue a scrap of brown cardstock behind the dot instead of saving and attaching that tiny dot.

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Cut three of Tall Birthday Candles overlay from the dark teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut three solid backgrounds from the light orange Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Assemble the candles starting at the flame and working towards the bottom.  Attach the candle flame with foamtape.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").  Slim Basic Rectangle Layers create perfectly proportioned layering pieces for slimline cards.  The die set also eliminates measuring and cutting (and re-cutting!) layers that might otherwise be noticeably wonky on such slim  cards.

Add turquoise jewels from the Bright Jewels set.  

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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05/20/2021

Thu 20

Sanded, Embossed Toolshed Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a special birthday with the bold, industrial look of the new Toolshed 3D Embossing Folder.  The silver Polished Foil Pad captures the dimensional details of the folder - trimmed to a narrow strip - and sanded to highlight the tools.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add extra contrast to an embossed design.

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Attach a strip of adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to the silver Polished Foil Pad sheet for extra thickness.  Place the strip near the right edge of the Toolshed 3D Embossing Folder and emboss it using the plate(s) and embossing mat required for your machine.  Trim it to 2 x 5-¾".

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Place the embossed strip on a hard, smooth surface and carefully sand just the embossed tools with a sanding block.  Use long, level vertical strokes first, then short, level horizontal strokes.  Sanding the raised areas creates a contrast between the shiny background and matte, sanded areas.

Cut the dark orange and teal 6x6 sheets from the Sunny Orange and Fresh Aqua Collections with the 3rd smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the light orange Sunny Orange Collection sheet with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink.  Trim the greetings with the die from the stamp set - shorten the "happy" strip by diecutting the extra space at the ends.

Attach everything to a slimline card (3-½ x 8-½") of the new White Woodgrain cardstock to coordinate with the card's toolbox theme - use foamtape for the greeing.

Add the orange Fairy Jewels from the Bright Jewels set.

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Hope you'll try the sanding technique with other Polished Foil Pad colors and Memory Box 3D Embossing Folders - the Waves and Underwater embossing folder designs would be great on the blue foils.

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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04/29/2021

Thu 29

Birthday Wishes with the Jumbled Line Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Birthdays happen - and some of us need a slimline card wide enough to hold a lot of candles!  The new Jumbled Line Collage makes it easy to create 21 paper-pieced candles with bright blocks of cardstock from our 6x6 Collections.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a birthday design - including a greeting from the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout Clear Stamp Set.

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Our new adhesive Fairy Jewels are available in brights, pastels and clear gems.  I could have used the yellow jewels from the Bright Jewels set, but I wanted to check if the Clear Jewels could be custom-colored with Sharpies.  I colored them with alternating layers of yellow and orange Sharpies and let them dry while I made the card.  They passed the Sharpie test!

Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage. 

Cut cardstock from the Berry Red and Sunny Yellow Collections to color the candles - 2-¾" x 2" of the medium and dark pinks and 2-¾" x 1-⅝" of the yellow.  Tape them behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut Layered Daisies, Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Cosmos from the same pinks and yellow - cut two of the cosmos.  Cut Vertical Lines from a green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Assemble the flowers and attach them to the card.

Stamp the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout greeting on a light orange sheet from the Sunny Orange Collection with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Attach it with foamtape.

Attach the Fairy Jewels for the candle flames.  It's easy to remove jewels from the plastic sheet if you wiggle them gently with tweezers before lifting them from the sheet.  

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Place a layer of cardstock over the card front to protect it in the mail - it may require special handling and postage.  

Hope your favorite storefront or online retailer has received the Under the Sea release so you can enjoy creating with it as much as we have!  Admire and be inspired by Dave's wonderful Idea Book.

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Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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04/22/2021

Thu 22

Grand Tulip Shell on Embossed Waves by Jean Okimoto

 

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Our newest release - Under the Sea - is a mix of nautical, seashore, background and contemporary designs for spring-into-summer projects.  It features embossing folders, woodgrain cardstock,  a rainbow of adhesive Fairy Jewels - and some guy-card designs perfect for Father's Day, grads and birthdays too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a Grand Tulip Shell design that's watercolored, spritzed, pressure- and heat-embossed to create layers of color and shimmer.

 

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Found a piece of watercolored paper in my stash - it's painted with diluted layers of dye inks from the Vineyard Kaleidacolor inkpad and spritzed with Imagine's Grape Jelly Fireworks .  Dry the inks, then cut it with the Grand Tulip Shell background.  Spritz both sides of the paper with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed Grand Tulip Shell die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  

Use the detailed die as a stencil and sponge the embossed areas with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent embossing powder. Clean the die with a damp washcloth.

Cut the detailed shell from the gold sheet in the Polished Foil pad.  Layer it over the embossed background/

Cut the light lavender Twilight Purple 6x6 sheet with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Spray it with a very light mist of water, then pressure-emboss it.

Stamp the greeting - from the All the Happiness clear stamps and die set - on a different shade of lavender  from the Twilight Purple 6x6 Collection with Spanish Moss VersaFine Clair.  

Use a corner rounder punch to trim the Blooming  embossed sheet.  Round the corners of a top-folded white A-2 card.  Attach the embossed cardstock.  Add the greeting (trimmed with the corner rounder), shell (use foam tape) and the new Bright Jewel accents.

 

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Discover, enjoy and create with this great release - it's like a sparkly, colorful papercrafting vacation!  Here's a link to the Under the Sea Collection at the Impress online store. 

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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04/11/2021

Sun 11

Spritz, Sponge and Speckle a Slimline Birthday Card by Jean Okimoto

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Need a birthday card idea?  Here's a spring birthday greeting in pinks and greens.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with techniques for weekend crafting.

Spritz both sides of Open Studio Watercolor Paper lightly with water.  Attach the Stained Glass Floral die to the smoother side of the paper.  Pressure-emboss it with the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

Cut Stained Glass Floral again from printer paper - we're using the 3 large offcuts to mask the uninked sections of the watercolor paper.  (You can also mask the very small triangle at the bottom...I didn't!)  Lightly tape the offcuts to mask areas around the embossed design.  Have a double layer of paper towel nearby.

Hold the offcuts down with a stylus or skewer and sponge the embossed sections with flamingo kitsch and twisted citron Distress Oxides.  Carefully remove the offcuts and spritz the inked design with just enough water so the inks start moving and filling the embossed sections.  Blot the excess ink with the paper towel.  Heat-set the inks.  Diecut it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  

Flick specks of diluted flamingo kitsch ink around the embossed design.

Cut the pink and green Spring Plaid Slim sheet with the 2-¼ x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a ¾" x 3-½" strip of the lime green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Attach both pieces to a pale sage slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Attach the embossed square.

Diecut Stained Glass Floral from a sheet in the 6x6 Lush Green Collection - leave it in the die.  Attach narrow strips of lined doublestick tape - like Diecut'nBond or Scor-Tape - along the outer edges and run it through the machine again to cut the tape.  Leave it in the die and remove the offcuts and tape liner pieces.  Flip the diecut (still in the die) over onto the watercolor paper.  Press it firmly to transfer and adhere the diecut onto the watercolor paper.   Carefully remove the die.

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Cut the Birthday Mail background from another 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet. Cut the delicate Birthday Mail overlay from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  You can either save and attach the very, very tiny piece that dots the "i" - or punch a ¼" dot of the pink glittered sheet and attach it behind the tiny hole on the green diecut. Option #2 is much easier!  Punch 3 more dots and attach them on the left side.

Thanks for following this long, detailed process - it's a lot easier than it sounds!  Hope you'll try this idea with similar Memory Box dies and your favorite colors.

Have a great Sunday - see you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

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