429 posts categorized "Celebrations"

02/07/2019

Thu 07

Sweet Treats with Have a Heart Clear Stamp Set and Heart Board by Jean Okimoto

 

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Make some Valentine candy wrappers with the Have a Heart Clear Stamps  and the Heart Board - it's sweet, quick and easy!    Create these simple tag-shaped wrappers, add a glittery heart and a pink tulle tie.  It's as easy as that!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a colorful Valentine project for a cold winter day.

Trim white cardstock to 8" x 11.  Score it lengthwise at 3-⅞" and 4-1/8"  - but don't fold it.   Cut it into 8" x 2-½" strips.    

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Stamp it with designs from the Have a Heart Clear Stamps Set.  The Imagine Crafts inks used here are Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid, Memento Luxe Rose Bud, VersaFineClair Glamorous, Charming Pink and Nocturne.

Fold the cardstock on the scorelines.  Trim the top corners.  Attach candy to the tag with gluedots or doublestick tape.   Add a ⅜" gold eyelet.  Tie it with pink tulle.

Stamp some greetings on white cardstock with the Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamps

Cut red glittered cardstock with Heart Board.  Attach the larger hearts to the treat wrappers.  

Why not make some treat wrappers for co-workers - or tuck them into backpacks and lunchboxes for a special surprise.  They're easy to make and  will be appreciated long after the candy's gone.  

Thanks for stopping by - 

Jeansignature-3

 

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02/03/2019

Sun 03

(Heart) Someone with Have a Heart Clear Stamps and You Jotted Script by Jean Okimoto

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A watercolored background sets the scene for a quick Valentine with Have a Heart Clear Stamps and You Jotted Script.  Splashy dots (splots?) of Starlite Silver and gem stickers balance the brightness and add a bit of sparkle.

Hi - Jean Okimoto here - hope you have a few minutes for one more Valentine card today.  

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Diecut smooth white cardstock with the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  It's my favorite go-to die for great backgrounds and layers.  I cut several rectangles to make a few extra backgrounds for future projects.

Press the vibrant inks of the Desert Heat Kaleidacolor inkpad onto a big acrylic stamp block.  Paint random,  overlapping  strips of diluted colors with a ¾" wide flat brush.   Air-dry the inks for a few minutes, then heat-set them from both sides to minimize curling.  If the dried cardstock is still a little wonky, place it between sheets of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine between the cutting plates.

Stamp the large solid heart -  from the Have a Heart Clear Stamp Set -  with Glamorous VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then stamp the lined heart (slightly offset) with Nocturne VersaFine Clair.  

Stamp the little dots from the Bird Sanctuary Clear Stamp Set with Starlite Black Brilliance.  Rotate the stamp, re-ink it  and stamp it again.  

Diecut You Jotted Script from white cardstock and charcoal glittered cardstock.

Attach everything to a top-folded white A-2 card.  Add silver gem stickers.

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Hope we've inspired you to create some very special Valentines  - and a few extra cards for other special moments throughout the  year.  

Enjoy the rest of the weekend  - see you again on Wednesday!

Jeansignature-3

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02/02/2019

Sat 02

You Got This with Embossed and Stenciled Bright Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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Here's an idea for our February Pink and Red Challenge - embossed and stenciled  Bright Hearts in yummy shades of Angel Pink, Love Letter and Electric Pink.  Add a greeting from Best Life Typewriter Sentiments and a strip stamped to resemble washi tape.

Hi - Jean Okimoto here with some challenge inspiration and an easy way to multi-color an embossed design.  

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Cut watercolor paper with the 3-¼" Circle Basics die.  Pressure-emboss the circle with Bright Hearts -  use the embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  I've used the platform, die (face-up), watercolor paper (face-down), rubber embossing mat and the purple embossing plate on my Platinum.  

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Cut three Bright Hearts paper stencils.  Daub the two larger embossed hearts with Angel Pink Memento Luxe. Use a cotton swab for the two smaller hearts. Heat-set the ink.

Ink the other hearts with Electric Pink Radiant Neon and Love Letter Memento Luxe - use Post-it Notes between the colors to prevent smudges.  Heat-emboss everything with detail clear powder.  Although the Angel Pink ink was heat-set it attracted some embossing powder too.

Use well-inked stamp pads for this technique - you don't want to spend all weekend daubing hearts.   The vibrant inks from Imagine Crafts are perfect! 

Stamp the stripes - from the Bold Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps Set - on gray cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair and dry the ink.   Trim it to ⅜" x 4-½".  

Cut a ⅜" x 3-¾" strip of pink cardstock.  Cut a ⅜" x 3-¼" strip of charcoal glittered cardstock.

Prep dark gray cardstock with anti-static powder and stamp the greeting  - from Best Life Typewriter Sentiments - with VersaMark.  Emboss it with detail white powder.

Attach everything to a light gray 5-¼" square card - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add silver gem stickers.

Many of the designs from our Valentine's 2019 Collection are perfect for pressure-embossing and stenciling...it's hard to decide which one to use next.  Have fun with this technique!

Thanks for visiting...

Jeansignature-3

 

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01/31/2019

Thu 31

Sending Hugs with Have a Heart Clear Stamps and Dies by Jean Okimoto

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Create a row of happy hearts for someone special with the Have a Heart Clear Stamps and Dies.  Add a greeting with Sending Jotted Script and Best Life Typewriter Sentiments, then bling it with a glittery red heart and pale gold sequins .

Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with another Valentine design for you.  Here's a basic design that works in other colors too - try pale pink, fuchsia, peach or coral.  Or a combination of those pretty colors!

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Diecut two sets of the double-hearts from red cardstock.   Stamp the small solid heart from the Have a Heart set with Lightning Black Brilliance.  Stamp the small heavy-bordered heart with Nocturne VersaFine Clair.  

Stamp the other hearts with Nocturne, dry the ink, then cut them with the coordinating Have a Heart dies.  

Stamp "sending hugs" from the Best Life Typewriter Sentiments set with Nocturne.  Dry the ink, then diecut around the "hugs" section.  Cut a black cardstock heart with the slightly larger die.

Cut Sending Jotted Script from black and white cardstock.  Leave the tiny black dot over the "i" in the die till you're ready to attach it.  It has a tendency to vanish.

Cut a white cardstock background with the 5" x 3-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut a heart from red glittered craft foam.

Attach the diecuts to a white 4-½" x 6-¼" card.  Add pale gold sequins.

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It's hard to believe Valentine's Day is just two weeks away!  Hope you're loving the Valentine's 2019 Collection as much as we are.  There are so many ways to use these very versatile designs for February 14th - and throughout the year.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Saturday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

 

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01/26/2019

Sat 26

Heart Board, Love Jotted Script and Bright Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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Watercolor a Pinpoint Rectangle Layer, add a light mist of gold spritz - then emboss it with Heart Board.  Add a Cozy Mug, glittered hearts and a bit of love with the layered Love Jotted Script.  Hi and happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a bright design to warm a cold winter day.  

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Press the Berry Blaze Kaleidacolor inkpad onto a large acrylic block.  Paint watercolor paper with random, diluted layers of the vibrant inks.  Air-dry it, then spritz it with water.  Spritz it again with a light mist of Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Heat-set it - heat it from both sides to  minimize curling.

Cut it with the 3-⅛" x 2-⅛" Pinpoint Rectangle Layer

Pressure-emboss it with the new Heart Board - use the plates and mats recommended by your machine's manufacturer.  Here's the sequence I used on my Platinum - platform, die face-up, watercolor paper face-down, tan rubber embossing mat, purple embossing plate.

Cut pink glittered cardstock with a large heart from Bright Hearts and one each of the hearts from the Heart Board.

Cut a Cozy Mug from printed paper.  I used a bright contemporary leaf pattern from Shizen Design.  

Cut Love Jotted Script from a double layer of white cardstock and a portion of a Peony Notecard.  

Attach the diecuts to a 5-¼" square white card - use slivers of foam tape for the handle.

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It's easy to overlook pressure-embossing with our stash of Memory Box dies.  The dies - personally designed by Dave Brethauer and made in the USA - create beautiful textured backgrounds and accents.  They're also great for simple cards - just emboss the front of the card, add a quick note and it's done!

Thanks for visiting - enjoy your weekend, see you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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01/24/2019

Thu 24

Neighborhood Heart Frame and Best Life Typewriter Sentiments by Jean Okimoto

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Add dimension with a pressure-embossed Neighborhood Heart Frame - then highlight it with diecut elements and a simple greeting.  Shiny bikes and sparkly hearts make it extra-bright!  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a versatile card for Valentine's Day -  or a special anniversary.

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Pressure-embossing is a great way to add a coordinating textured background for diecuts and greetings.  Use the plates and mats recommended for your machine.  Here's how I embossed the Neighborhood Heart Frame's square outer frame on my Platinum - 

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Begin with the die face-up on the platform.  Add the cardstock (cut to 4-¼" x 11") face-down. Use the rubber embossing mat and embossing plate instead of the cutting plates. Emboss the right side of a side-folded A-2 Kraft card.

Cut the inner heart from white cardstock.

Cut two of the little balloon hearts from red glittered cardstock and trim the bottoms.

Attach black and red duct tape to lightweight cardstock or scrapbook paper and cut two bikes.  I ran ran the die through the machine several times to cut completely through the tape.  The tape adds a glossy enameled look and really stands out against the neutral Kraft and white backgrounds.

Prep black cardstock with embossing powder tool. Stamp the greeting from the   Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamps with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.

Attach everything to the card -  use foam dots for the greeting.

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Get the most from your Memory Box frames  by pressure-embossing and diecutting.  There are so many great frames to chose from for holidays and everyday greetings!

Special thanks to everyone from last weekend's NEW FROM MEMORY BOX class at Impress!  And thanks for the great snacks and treats Jenny and Jan - you're spoiling us!  Thanks too - Ann, Lynne and Erin - for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.

Save the date - this Saturday, January 26th - for the special Valentine Event at both Impress stores. Enjoy inspiring samples, great displays, demos (from 10:00-12:00 noon*) and the latest collections of Valentine dies, stamps, papers and embellishments. *Be there for a chance to win prizes from 10:00-Noon too  - customers must be present to receive a prize.  Take your  wishlist of the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs  products you've been admiring - and have a great time shopping!

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

Jeansignature-3

 

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01/17/2019

Thu 17

Heart Border Frame and Have a Heart Die Set by Jean Okimoto

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Create a glittery floating Heart Border Frame card for Valentine's Day, weddings or anniversaries - then add layered hearts from the Have a Heart Die Set.  Here's a quick and easy card that may look a bit complicated...but isn't.

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple way to adhere two delicate frames - and add glitter - with just a single square of tape.  The inner square of the outer frame (!) is filled with a square of tape.  The tape multi-tasks by attaching the layers...and creates a glittery background too.  

Cut both Heart Border Frames from white cardstock.  

Cover a 3-½" square of white cardstock with Scor-Tape or Couture Creations tape.  Cut it with the 3" Square Basics die.

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Carefully adhere the edges of the taped surface behind the large frame.  Attach the smaller frame diagonally.  Brush ultra-fine glitter onto the remaining exposed adhesive.  I've used Martha Stewart Crafts Amethyst Glitter from my stash here.

Cut two each of the three hearts from the Have a Heart Die Set.  Layer them for dimension.  Glue the stacked hearts to the background.  It takes a few minutes for the glue to set up.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-¼" square white card.  Add pink or lavender gem stickers.

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Hope you like hearts and glitter - and quick and easy cards like this!  Our latest release is filled with beautiful and versatile designs for Valentine's Day - and romantic celebrations throughout the year.  

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's LOVE...SIMPLY STATED class at Impress!  It was great to see all of you again after the holiday break.  Thanks to Jenny for the great flavors of popcorn in those cute heart containers - and to Robin for her special granola Krispie bars.    Thanks Ann, Karen and Erin for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.  

There are so many ways to use the latest Memory Box and Poppystamps designs - we're using again in the NEW FROM MEMORY BOX (and Poppystamps) class this weekend.  We're making 3 very Valentine cards - and three all-occasion cards  - with the latest and greatest dies and stamps.  If your Valentines are already done - chose a different greeting to create a thank you or thinking-of you card.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and enter our Valentine's 2019 Collection giveaway.    We're at memoryboxco -  and we're giving away great prizes from our new release this week.

Thanks for stopping by...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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01/10/2019

Thu 10

Valentine’s 2019 Blog Blitz Giveaway…Have a Heart Clear Stamp Set by Jean Okimoto

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It's Day #4 of our Blog Blitz...here's a very Valentine design featuring the new Have a Heart Clear Stamp Set and a sweet greeting from the Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a simple stamped hearts card for your favorite sweetie.

Have a Heart Clear Stamps - and its coordinating die set - make it easy to mix, match and layer the design elements.  Use basic colors or a rainbow of pastels, then add a dash of metallic ink, glitter and gem stickers. 

Cut smooth white cardstock with the 4" x 2-¾" Rectangle Basics die.

Stamp the red images with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red.  Air-dry the ink for a few minutes.

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Here's the diagonal  technique I recommend in classes for very precise stamping.  Attach the stamp diagonally for better visibility  - it keeps  your fingers off to the side instead of directly over (and covering) the stamp.  This also eliminates the distracting top edge of the block and lets you "point" the stamp exactly where you want it.  

Stamp the vertical and horizontal lines over the big solid heart with Brilliance Lightning Black.  Stamp the solid outline over the lines.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - and the small hearts.  Dry the inks.

Cut a ¾" x 3-¼" strip of black glitter paper.  Cut a ¾" x 3-¾" strip of red Wax Lips cardstock.  

Attach everything to a side-folded A-2 card of Rock Candy cardstock.  Add red gem stickers.

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Want a chance to win this great set of heart stamps?  Leave a comment on this post before Sunday, January 13th at 11:59pm EST.  One person will  be randomly selected to win the Have a Heart Clear Stamp Set.    All the winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog at 6pm EST on Monday, January 14th. Don't forget to visit the blog this week for more chances to win.  Good luck!

If you're in the Seattle area and want a few more Valentine ideas - join us for the LOVE...SIMPLY STATED class at Impress on Saturday January 12th.  We're making 5 cards and a sweet little candy wrapper.  Fold a simple freeform origami heart on beautiful Shizen Design screenprinted paper.  Add great inks, glitter and sequins to your cards and make them extra-special.

Thanks for visiting...join us again tomorrow for Donna's cool design, and another chance to win a great prize from the Valentine's 2019 Collection!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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01/05/2019

Sat 05

New – Pinpoint Heart Circle Frame and Love Jotted Script by Jean Okimoto

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Pinpoint Heart Circle Frame, Love Jotted Script - and lots of glitter - create a sparkly Valentine that's sure to impress!  Hello, Jean Okimoto  here with a warm pink design on a cold winter weekend.

Paint watercolor paper with diluted Memento Dye Ink refills - Rosebud, Angel Pink and Lilac Posies.  Heat-set it from both sides to minimize curling.  Still curled?  Cover the dried watercolor paper with printer paper and press it by running it through a diecut machine with the cutting plate and platforn.

Remove the inner heart from the die and cut pink glittered paper and a scrap of white cardstock.  Layer the hearts, slightly offset, for dimension.

Attach Scor-Tape to watercolor paper and cut it with the narrow outer frame.  

Cut the inner portion from white cardstock - leave the diecut in the die.  Remove the offcuts.  

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Remove the tapeliner from the large circle.  Press the diecut (still in the die) firmly onto the adhesive-covered large circle.  The pokey tool is propping the die up to show the die being removed from the diecut attached to the adhesive.  The crumpled tape liner is nearby, just for special effects! 

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Brush ultrafine iridescent glitter onto the exposed adhesive around the diecut.  The diecut is now completely adhered - and surrounded by pretty glitter.

Cut the delicate Love Jotted Script from pink glittered paper - back the paper first with an adhesive label or sticker sheet if it's very lightweight.  Squeegee glue onto a scrap of white cardstock then cover it with another piece of cardstock.  Place it between two sheets of printer paper and run it through the a diecut machine with the platform and cutting plate to adhere the pieces.  Cut it with the bold greeting background.

Attach the diecuts to a white  A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card.  Attach gray gem stickers - or clear gem stickers colored with a Sharpie or Copic Marker.

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Hope the Valentine's 2019 Collection is on its way to your favorite Retailer.  It's a great mix of delicate and bold,  dies and stamps -  perfect for February 14th - and throughout the year.

Thanks for stopping by...see you again tomorrow!

Jeansignature-3

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01/03/2019

Thu 03

New - Neighborhood Heart Frame and Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamps Set by Jean Okimoto

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The new Neighborhood Heart Frame is ready for Valentine's Day...are you?  Each holiday flies by too quickly - then it's time to start prepping for another special day!  Hello and Happy New Year - Jean Okimoto here with my January Challenge inspiration card.

Cut the heart and fence from watercolor paper.  Cut the balloon hearts from red glittered cardstock.  Trim the bottom from one heart.  Attach pieces of silver cord behind two hearts.

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It's not rocket-science - but here's an easy way to get the dimension of a double-layered bicycle without gluing two delicate layers together.  Just squeegee craft glue onto medium-weight black cardstock - keep the glue about ⅓" from the edges.  Press another layer of cardstock on it.  Place the glued layers between two layers of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine to spread the glue evenly.

Cut it with the delicate bicycle die - I ran mine through my Platinum four times for a complete cut through the double layers.  Gluing the layers makes it easier to cut - double-stick tape would have added another layer to cut through.

Prep a scrap of black cardstock with the embossing powder tool.  Stamp the greeting - from the new Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - with VersaMark.  Emboss it with detail white powder.

Cut Kraft cardstock with the 4-⅜" x 3-⅜" Pinpoint Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the pieces to the rectangle - use foam dots for the heart balloons.  

Attach the rectangle to a side-folded red A-2 card.

If you're not quite ready to start on Valentine cards...Neighborhood Heart Frame is great for post-holiday thank-yous and thinking-of-you cards too.  Just switch the colors to fuchsia or peachy-pink and select another greeting from the Best Life Typewriter Sentiments set for an entirely different look.  It's also great for engagement, wedding, anniversary and baby announcements!

Here's a preview of my new Impress classes.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again!  The classes are 2 hours - and I do all of the prep work (and diecutting!) for you.  Each class features a variety of techniques, great colors and beautiful artpapers.  Classes are fun, casual, relaxing - and we laugh a lot!  Please call the Tukwila store (206 901.9101) to reserve your seat.  

Love...Simply Stated - January 12  10:30 am

NEW from Memory Box (and Poppystamps too!)  - January 19 10:30 am

Greetings from Birch Press - February 23rd* 10:30 am  (*oops!)

Simply Asian - February 10 11:30 am  and 18 (Presidents' Day)  11:00 am

Friends and Flowers - March 10 11:30 am and April 6 10:30 am

Beyond the Box - March 24 11:30 am  and April 6 1:30 pm

Springtime in Seattle - March 30 10:30 am

 

Thanks for stopping by...see you again on Saturday!

Jeansignature-3

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