591 posts categorized "Celebrations"

05/06/2022

Fri 06

A New Release – Butterfly Birthday Wishes from the May 2022 Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Meet our newest release - the May 2022 Collection of beautiful butterflies, gorgeous flowers - and the introduction of our new hot foil plates for your cards, layouts, and mixed media projects. We're creating spring and summer projects to inspire you - and can't wait to share them with you!

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many new designs we'll be creating in the coming weeks.  The new hot foil products are designed with the same precision and attention to detail that Dave Brethauer devotes to the dies - so you know they'll be a great addition to your Memory Box Collection.

Let's start with the new Sunburst Hot Foil Plate - it's bold, detailed and perfect for any celebration.  It'll be great for the holidays too!  Prepare your foiling equipment and supplies as recommended by the manufacturers.  Foil the delicate sunburst on black paper or cardstock. Trim it to a 4" square.

Hot-foil the new Posh Birthday Wishes on white cardstock.  

Color the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with watery, overlapping layers of the inks from the Melon Melody Kaleidacolor multicolor inkpad or any of your favorite inks.   Dry the inks, then spritz it with a light mist of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Dry the spritz.  Cut the paper with the new Intricate Mini Butterflies - a collection of very cool detailed designs. 

Cut white cardstock to 11" x 4-½".  Score it at 6" to create a 5" indented card front.  

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Attach the foiled sunburst and greeting to the card - foam tape the left ⅔'s of the greeting and let the remainder of the greeting extend over the edge of the card front.

Attach 6 butterflies to the card front - and 1 butterfly on the opposite edge.

Hope you like butterflies and flowers - they're great for any occasion and in any combination of colors, textures and sizes.  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Wednesday with more designs from our newest release.  Have a great weekend...and Happy Mother's Day to everyone celebrating!

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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...

Jeansignature-3

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04/20/2022

Wed 20

Masculine Best Day Ever
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with this masculine birthday card I made for a family member. I used the "Put in in Gear" 3D embossing folder with a sentiment from the "You Anchor Me."

Here's another look at my card:

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Here's how I made my card:

1) Dry emboss a piece of Memory Box watercolor paper, then apply Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink directly to the paper with the ink pad.

2) I decided to make a mini slimline card so I cut only a portion of the embossed panel with scissors to use on my card front.

3) I glued the portion of the embossed/inked panel that I wanted onto a piece of Kraft Woodgrain card stock also from Memory Box measuring 3" by 6".

4) I matted that panel on a brown piece of card stock that was just slightly larger, and then another mat of the Kraft Woodgrain paper that was 3.5" by 6.5".

5) Then I added that to my card base which was 7" by 6.5", scored at 3.25 on the 6.5" side.

6) I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and heat embossed in clear.

7) Lastly I added Autumn Jewels and Crystals to the card front.

Here's one last look at my card:


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I hope you like my masculine birthday card that I made today. I usually struggle with masculine cards but this gear 3D embossing folder is just perfect for it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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02/18/2022

Fri 18

Floral Word Window Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Hi, Jean Okimoto here - with more great new dies from our latest release!  Surround a word window with blossoms and leaves from our Spring 2022 Collection and add a layered greeting. There are so many versatile floral and foliage dies it was challenging to chose the designs for this card!

Color choices were next - which of the 108 6x6 Color Collection sheets should I use?  The Twilight Purple set would be perfect for birthdays throughout the year.

 

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The word window lets the flowers and foliage shine on the outside of the card. The new Happy Birthday Posh Script becomes the focus when the inside is revealed.  All you need to do now is personalize the message and sign your name!

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We're using a combination of two great new floral sets - the bold Ruffled Blooms and the delicate Layered Star Flowers.  Cut the Ruffled Blooms from different shades of the 6x6 Twilight Purple Collection. Cut two oval centers from the pale yellow-green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection. Cut Layered Star Flowers from the darker purple in the new Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  The vivid 6x6 sheets have a pearly shimmer that photographs beautifully.  Curl some of the petals using the side of a bonefolder - or that green plastic burnishing tool.

Cut the leaves from another Lush Green 6x6 - we're using a mix of foliage from the Exquisite Leaf Set and Layered Star Flowers.  

Cut the Happy Birthday Posh Script background from a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Trim the two points on the sides of the letter A  - they'll look a little toothy on a card.

Attach lined doublestick tape behind a Lush Green 6x6 large enough to cut the greeting background.  Cut the background. Cut the delicate greeting from the shimmery white sheet in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Attach the white layer to the green background.  Close the card and slip the greeting thru the cutout and attach it inside the card for perfect placement.

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Attach the diecuts to the card - it's like building a layered garden puzzle!  

Thanks for visiting...hope your favorite Retailer has already received our latest release!

Have a great weekend everyone...see you again next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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02/11/2022

Fri 11

Happy Hearts and Watercolored Bubbles by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a simple Valentine idea that's quick and easy - especially if you already have a stash of watercolored or ink-blended backgrounds waiting to be used.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here, pairing two die designs that seem like perfect partners.  The upbeat Bubble Border and curvy dotted Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out are a happy combo for Valentine's Day - or any day!

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I used a strip of watercolored and gold-spritzed watercolor paper from my stash.  The mix of pink, peach and pale orange keeps it from being strictly Valentine-ish.  

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¼" X 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Bubble Border.  Attach a strip of watercolored or ink-blended cardstock behind it.

Tape the 3 smallest Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out dies together - offset towards the right.  Cut the triple-heart from a dark pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Leave the diecuts in the dies, tape them together on the backside and remove them all at once.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Melon Impress Fresh Ink.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the coordinating die incuded in the stamp set.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add the copper-y Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

Need a wedding or anniversary card?  Upgrade this design in shades of gold, rose gold or silver (or all three!).  Toast the happy couple with champagne glass diecuts above the greeting.

Thanks for visiting our blog - wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day if you're celebrating on Monday!

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02/08/2022

Tue 08

Puppy Love by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a Valentine design for dog people - and a bit of pink-spiration for February's Tickled Pink Challenge.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, let's build a woodgrained doghouse for the Poppystamps Whittle Scottie.  

The Poppystamps Whittle Scottie and Word Balloons were bought to make card kits  - they're great with Memory Box designs too!

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Cut House Frame Background fron a pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Prep the Wood Grain Planks die by rubbing it briskly with a scrunched waxed paper for easier removal.  Cut pink background with the Wood Grain Planks die - leave the pieces in the die.  Tape the pieces together with Scotch Tape or Magic Tape for easier removal as a single background piece vs. separate planks.

Cut the woodgrain background with the door die.  Cut the door again with a taupe 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection.  Cut the House frame including one scored section at the bottom from the same taupe 6x6 - keep the tiny piece at the top and tape it in place.  

Cut the streamer sections of the Heart Streamer Globe from a bright pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Sbnip the streamers from the globe frame - keep the "string" attached to the hearts at the ends.  Attach the streamers behind the edges of the taupe frame - and between the streamers

Attach the pink woodgrain background.

Cut 2 fence pieces - from the House Frame set - from natural cardstock.  Trim one right and one left side.  

Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Scottie from a dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6.  Cut another Scottie from black cardstock and layer it for dimension.  Color the nose with a black marker.  Attach three pink jewels from the Bright Jewels set.

Cut the word bubble from the Poppystamps Word Balloons set. Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentine Words Clear Stamps - with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder,

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Attach the diecuts to a Cream Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) A-2 card - use foamtape behind the top of the house and the Scottie's head.

Lots of little details on this design - but they'll be appreciated by the recipient! Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday...

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01/28/2022

Fri 28

Slim Pinpoint Heart Balloons by Jean Okimoto

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Send special hugs with glittered pinpoint heart balloons on a Kraft Woodgrain slimline card.  It can be a Valentine - or a friendship card just to say hello.  Hi, Jean Okimoto  here with a basic design that could work for birthdays too.  Or Mother's Day.P1012525

Cut the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the top portion of the 
Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate.  Use a sponge or blending brush to color it with picked raspberry, abandoned coral and kitsch flamingo Distress Oxides.  Spritz it with a light mist of water to create some shadowy areas.  Heat-set the inks.  

Spritz it lightly with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes then heat-set it.  

Diecut it with Balloon Bunch - place the die so there's a complete heart in the center balloon.  Leave the pieces in the die and tape them together on the backside.  It'll be a lot easier* to remove and attach the balloons and delicate outlines if they're intact.

Use dies from the Have a Heart set to cut a medium and 2 small hearts from a pink 6x6 in Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Tape white crochet thread or twine behind the balloon - cut the strands longer than necessary - it'll be easier* to trim them later.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from Kraft Woodgrain Paper (cardstock).  Pressure-emboss it with the delicate greeting to add dimension and make it easier* to attach the top layer.  Ink a scrap of watercolor paper with inks used for the balloons and diecut the top layer.

(*always looking for easier ways to do things!)

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Attach the diecuts to a Kraft Woodgrain slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use doublestick tape to attach the greeting (not glue) and balloon strings.  Add the orange/copper Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Trim the ends of the crochet thread.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front if it'll be mailed.

Thanks for visiting  our blog - hope you'll have time to create a few cards this weekend!

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01/25/2022

Tue 25

Slim Pinpoint Burst Valentine by Jean Okimoto

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Send big hugs with a glitzy, glittery pinpoint slimline design in a mix of neutrals and bright reds.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple, bold Valentine idea today.  

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Cut white cardstock with the 2.8" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate.  

Cut two strips of the dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6 sheet with the second-smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the strips along the top and bottom edges of the rectangle.

Cut the red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet with the second-smallest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die. 

Cut the bright red Polished Foil 6x6 with the smallest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.  Apply glue to the small heart and press it very firmly onto the glittered heart.  The pressure  and the glittered background produce a slightly textured surface - almost like hammered metal or rough concrete. 

Cut the BIG Hugs greeting from dark grayish Majestic Hues Glitter Pad 6x6. Cut the background from light kraft cardstock.  Pressure-emboss the backghround with the detailed greeting die.  Embossing adds texture and makes it easier to attach the top layer - just add tiny dots of glue and press it into the debossed areas.

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Attach the diecuts to a light kraft slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add dark brown Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

 I chose earthy neutrals for this guy-card - try it in shades of peach or pink with sparkly iridescent pastel Fairy Crystals for the gals. This basic design would also work as a vertical slimline.

Big thanks to everyone ordering my WINTER BLISS Cards Kit from Impress!  Hope you like the designs and techniques and are discovering ways to use your UFO supplies - unused, forgotten and/or overlooked!

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

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01/21/2022

Fri 21

Slimline Paper-Pieced Valentine by Jean Okimoto

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Hi everyone,  Jean Okimoto here with a Valentine design that's a bit wonky and unusual - but I hope you like it!  Do you save offcuts and bits and pieces "for future projects" but forget to use them?  Here's a design using the gold foil Ring Stack and 2 sets of offcuts (red and white).

Cut white cardstock with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Ring Stack - we're using the white offcuts here too.

Cut gold Polished Foil 6x6 with Ring Stack - save the gold offcuts for that elusive "future project."

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Here's an easy way to build a smooth inlaid background.  Place the rectangle face-down on a non-stick surface (used a plastic embossing plate here).  Attach ⅛"  (3mm) strips of lined doublestick tape to the reverse side of the diecut rectangle.  Skinny strips of tape instead of an entire adhesive-covered area provide a little wiggle-room for paper-piecing.

Flip it over and place the gold foil Ring Stack into the adhesive-backed cutouts.  Attach the white oval offcuts.

Cut a bright red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection. Tape pairs of red ovals to form 3 hearts in graduated sizes.  Attach the hearts with foamtape.

Cut Love Airy Script from the bright red Festive Glitter 6x6  sheet.

Cut black cardstock with Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  You can cut 4 sets of GROWS at once.  Use a stack of 3 or 4 Post-It notes as a straight edge guide to attach the letters.

Add the dark yellow/orange Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-⅜").  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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01/18/2022

Tue 18

Snowy Big Bear Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter hugs with a plush felt polar bear, a snowy background and Berry Red heart garlands.  It can be a Valentine card - for anyone, any age.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here turning favorite fall and winter dies into heartfelt greetings for the special people in your life.

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Diecut layers of white, red and Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape on a dark gray background create a dimensional forest scene.  Cut Snowglobe Backer from white cardstock.  Cut Heart Streamer Globe from a red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut Winter Wood Done Layer from white cardstock.

Attach Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape to the Earth Neutral dark gray 6x6. Save the outer diecut for another project - we're using the inner offcut (inside offcut?) here.

Trim the globe and dome dies just below the first scoreline at the base.  Attach the diecuts in the order show above.  Tie the layers together with silver cord and curl the ends using the edge of a bonefolder or a plastic burnishing tool.  Follow the curve of the cord for best results.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white felt. It stablizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the bear from the Snowglobe Backer set.  Define the eyes with a very fine-tipped screwpunch.  Attach black cardstock behind the face for the eyes and nose.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from pale gray cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the BIG Hugs die using the embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine. Cut the greeting from a red 6x6 in the Festive Glitter Pad.  Assemble the layered greeting.

Attach adhesive label paper to red felt and diecut a heart with the 5-heart die included in the Heart Streamer Globe set.  Attach it to the bear.

Attach the diecuts to a pale gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add clear Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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If polar bears aren't common in your neighborhood - add a pair of lovebirds to your card instead.  Or a puppy!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have a great weekend!

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