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02/20/2020

Thu 20

Splendid Poppy Stems with Embossed Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Outs by Jean Okimoto

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Frame glittered Splendid Poppy Stems with embossed Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Outs for a quick spring card.  The Cottage Meadow 6x6 background creates a fresh garden backdrop for the poppies and scattered Cherry Blossom Elements.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - welcome to Day 4 of our 2020 Spring Collection blog blitz!

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Cut the Cottage Meadow 6x6 print with the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die.  Emboss the rectangle with the next three dies (evenly spread apart and taped together) to form a  frame for the poppies.

Cut Splendid Poppy Stems from green cardstock.  Cut the flower tops from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pack. Attach it to the green diecuts - slightly offset for dimension.  Cut the double-layered flower tops off, then re-attach them slightly lower, creating shorter stems to fit our background.

Cut Cherry Blossom Elements with the light pink 6x6 glitter sheet.  Attach three little blossoms to the border.

Stamp the greeting - from the Cherry Blosssom Wreath Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with black ink.

Attach the background and diecuts to a white A-2 card.  Add ¼" dots punched from the lime green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Attach the greeting with foam tape. Add dots of Lemon Drop Open Studio Fairy Sugar to the flowers.

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Want a chance to win the new Splendid Poppy Stems die?  Leave a comment on this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th EST.  Good Luck!

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for another BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD class at Impress on February 23rd. We're making 6 cards using the latest release - and Poppystamps' famous Whittles, Memory Box Scribble Dies and Birch Press Design stacking does.  

Thanks for visiting...add your comments to all of this week's blog posts for a chance to win great new products from our latest collection!
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02/02/2020

Sun 02

Embossed Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet and the Antique Heart Label by Jean Okimoto

 

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An embossed Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet creates a unique background for today's card.  Layer the Antique Heart Label over it and fill the outlines with glittered hearts.  It's a bold design...ready for your favorite guy. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple Valentine design today.

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Cut red cardstock with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Pressure-emboss it using the rubber mat and plates recommended for your machine.  

Cut Antique Heart Label from black cardstock - save the black heart offcuts.  Cut the hearts again from red glittered cardstock.  Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps - on red cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it with the Antique Heart Label die.  

Cut accent strips from the Dashing Holiday and Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 sets.  Dimensions are - ¾" x 3-½ of the plaid from the Dashing Holidays set, ¾" x 4 of the light gray dots and 1" x 3-¾" of the dark tray stripes.  

Attach everything to a white side-folding A-2 card. Attach the black heart offcuts, then top them with the red glittered hearts.  Add ¼" punched circles of matte gold cardstock.

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

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01/29/2020

Wed 29

Scribble Rose Trio and Embossed Double Stitch Happy Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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Emboss the entire Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out set and create a soft, poufy background for the Scribble Rose Trio. Glitter the roses and add a greeting from the Big and Little Words Clear Stamp Set - that's it! 

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a design that can be a Valentine...or not.  We love the latest collection for more than just Valentine projects.  The dies, stamps and embossing folder are so versatile you'll reach for them throughout the year for weddings, birthdays, thank-yous and cards of encouragement.

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Cut Coral Creme cardstock  (textured-side-up) with the 4" x 5-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Trim the corners with a corner-rounding punch.  Tape the four Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies to the rectangle.  Attach the tape near the left edge of the rectangle where it'll be covered by the flowers later - removing the tape might damage the cardstock.  Pressure-emboss the hearts.

Attach ScorTape or Couture Creations tape to the top of Arroyo cardstock and diecut the solid blossoms from the Scribble Rose Trio.  Cut detailed Scribble Rose Trio from Flintstone cardstock.  Attach the detailed diecut to the tape-covered solid blossoms.  Brush iridescent glitter over the remaining exposed adhesive to create a trio of sparkly roses.

Stamp the frame - from the Big and Little Words set - on the smoother side of Coral Creme cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  Stamp the greeting in the frame.  Dry the ink, then trim the cardstock and round the corners. 

Score, cut and fold a natural white A6 card.  Attach the diecuts to the card - attach the greeting with foam tape.  Add three peach-colored gem stickers.

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Hope you like the embossed look too!  It adds quiet details and texture to any background.  

Thanks for visiting!

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01/27/2020

Mon 27

Banded Heart Locket and Love Airy Script by Jean Okimoto

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Attach a pair of the new Banded Heart Lockets to the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Outs on a Valentine for your special guy.  Cool, masculine grays and bright reds create a crisp contrast on today's card.  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple design to start the workweek.  Change the colors and make it a shower, wedding or anniversary card too!

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Cut Banded Heart Locket from gray and white cardstock.  Cut two hearts with the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies - 2.2" wide from red glittered cardstock and 3.1" wide from the Poppystamps Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape attached to gray cardstock.  It's the perfect washi tape for snow,  confetti or white splattered dots - whatever you need!

Punch a ⅛" hole near the top of the large heart.  Attach the glittered heart to the large heart with doublestick tape.  Attach the white and gray Banded Heart Lockets with gold cord.  Curl the cord.

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Pressure-emboss a folded white A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") with the 3.1" Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out.  It creates an outline on the front of the card - and frames the greeting on the inside.  Stamp "xoxo" - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps - with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair in the embossed heart inside the card.

Cut accent strips - ¾" x 3-½" of the gray plaid from the Dashing Holiday 6x6 set, ¾" x 4" of gray cardstock and ¾" x 3-¼" of the dark gray stripes from the Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 set.  Attach the hearts and strips to a white A-6 (4-½" x6-¼") card.  

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Here's an easy way to prep a self-adhesive greeting.  Diecut Love Airy Script from red cardstock - don't remove the diecut or the offcut.  Place three strips of ⅛" ScorTape or Couture Creations tape horizontally across the back of the diecut.   Run it through the machine again to cut the tape - leave it in the die again.  Flip it over onto the card and use a pokey tool to push the self-adhesive greeting onto the card.  The double cutting process makes it easier to cut completely thru the tape and its liner.  Pressing the delicate greeting directly onto the card keeps it intact, without any distortion or wonkiness.

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It seems like 2020 just started - but January's almost gone!  Hope our Design Team's Valentine ideas have helped and inspired you to create special cards for your sweeties.  

Special thanks to everyone from last week's VALENTINE WISHES class at Impress - hope you like the cards and techniques!  Thanks to Ann - for the Dilettante chocolates and lemon gummies!  And thanks to Ann, Erin and Lynne of Impress for helping everyone find the perfect supplies for Valentine cards, treats and gifts.  

Thanks for visiting...see you soon!

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01/23/2020

Thu 23

Single Daisy Stem on a Pinpoint Leaf Frame by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut a Pinpoint Leaf Frame background for the Single Daisy Stem. Stamp a greeting - one of the many great messages from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps Set - and diecut it with a Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another design from the 2020 Valentine's  Collection.

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Cut white cardstock with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  This versatile set is temporarily out of stock at Memory Box but may be available from your favorite Retailer.  Cut the rectangle with the Pinpoint Leaf Frame.

Cut Single Daisy Stem from gray cardstock.  Cut the blossom from pink cardstock.  

Cut a 1-¾" x 3-¾" rectangle of white cardstock.

Round the corners of both rectangles and a top-folded gray A-2 card.  

Stamp "#loveyou" on light pink cardstock with Brilliance Starlite Black and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the smallest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut another heart and layer them for dimension.

Assemble the card and add clear gem stickers.

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Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's Memory Box class at Impress. Thanks for the pretzel chips and Jelly Belly Valentines Jan!  We love the latest release...and think it's the best Valentine Collection ever!  Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lynne - for helping us shop and fill those baskets with Memory Box products.

The Impress Valentine Open House begins at 10 AM this Saturday - with demos from 10-Noon, make and takes, cupcakes, great displays and inspiring samples.  Bring your Memory Box/Poppy/Birch Press Designs wishlists and take advantage of the 10% off shopping discount too!

Join us for another Valentine Wishes class at Impress from 1-3:00 on the 25th too. Our cards will feature the new Valentine designs - and a simple origami heart.  Add special effects to Banded Hearts with the Nuvo Shimmer Powder too!

Thanks for stopping by...

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01/09/2020

Thu 09

Add Layers of Texture with the Heart Bouquet 3D Embossing Folder by Jean Okimoto

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The new 3D Heart Bouquet Embossing Folder adds texture, dimension and a great backdrop for the Scribble Rose Trio and Tall Sketch Heart.  There's a lot happening on this card - let the pink, gray and white balance the mixture of textures.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a soft, subtle design for Valentine's Day. Switch the greeting and it's ready for weddings, baby cards or a thinking-of-you message.

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Cut a 4-¼" x 5-½" rectangle of watercolor paper.  Give it a light spritz of water on the back side.  Pressure-emboss it with the Heart Bouquet 3D Embossing Folder.  Trim the corners with a corner rounding punch.  

Cut Tall Sketch Heart from light pink cardstock - save the skinny offcuts from the top left corner and the right edge/bottom point.  Cut it again fron dark gray cardstock.  Stamp "xoxo" - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps Set - on the pink heart with Brilliance Starlite Black.

Cut the Scribble Rose Trio outline from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the solid background from light pink cardstock and pressure-emboss it with the detailed outline die.  

Round the corners of a top-folding white A-2 card and attach the embossed layer. Add the heart and rose diecuts.

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Try this design with fuchsia and gray diecuts too - or red and black - for a different look.  Hope you've been inspired to create an assortment of Valentines this year.  Make a few extras and have them ready for other occasions and everyday greeting too!

Special thanks to everyone from last week's LOVENOTES class at Impress!  Thanks for the pretzel chips Jan and Jenny!  Hope you liked the cards and enjoy making them for the special people in your life.  Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lynne - for once helping everyone fill those shopping baskets.

In the Seattle area and need birthday card ideas?  See you at Impress on January 11th for the BIRTHDAYS HAPPEN - SO MANY CANDLES class.  Create cards, laugh and share the joys of growing better, not older.

Thanks for visiting...

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12/30/2019

Mon 30

Antique Heart Label and the Pinpoint Leaf Plate by Jean Okimoto

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The beautiful Pinpoint Leaf Plate creates the perfect backdrop for any occasion.  The intricate details surround and highlight the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out and the Antique Leaf Label on a simple Valentine I've designed for you. Hello, Jean Okimoto here on the second-to-the-last day of another decade!  

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Cut light gray cardstock with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  This versatile die set is temporarily out of stock at Memory Box but may be available at your favorite Retailer.  

Cut it with the new Pinpoint Leaf Plate.  Round the corners of the rectangle - and a top-folded light gray A-2 card.  They'll match the Antique Heart Label.  

Cut the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out from red cardstock.  This great die set dual-tasks as 4 stitched outlines and 4 solid hearts - it's a new favorite here at Memory Box!

Cut Antique Heart Label from dark gray carstock.  Cut the top 4 hearts from silver glitter cardstock and the bottom 3 hearts from red glitter cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Big and Little Valentine's - on white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black. Dry the ink, then trim it with the Antique Leaf Label.

Assemble the card...then sign, seal and give it to someone special.

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Big thanks to everyone from last week's first VALENTINE WISHES class at Impress!  More thanks to Jenny, Jan and Jacky for the pretzels, Valentine and New Year's treats and German Santas - and to Robin for the blueberry fritters and Jan's birthday lunch!  My dogs and I thank Debbie for her cool Mindful Pet Parent bag.  (I resolve to be more mindful and less mindless in '20.) Thanks too - Ann, Shari, Erin and Lynne for helping everyone fill those baskets with the Memory Box and Poppy Valentine Collections.

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for the new LOVENOTES Valentine class at Impress on January 4th.  There are so many great new dies and stamps in the 2020 Valentine's Collection that it's hard to chose which design to use next!

Hope you liked today's card.  I really appreciate all of your thoughtful comments throughout the year...thank you!

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12/21/2019

Sat 21

Single Daisy Stem, Leafy Heart and Love Airy Script by Jean Okimoto

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The new Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out set is a versatile set of stitched outlines and heart shapes.  Think of it as four dies that create 8 unique looks.   They're the perfect backdrop for the Single Daisy Stem and Love Airy Script.  Hello and happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with more new designs from our 2020 Valentine Collection.

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Cut the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out from watercolor paper.  Pressure-emboss it with the new Leafy Heart - use the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  

Cut Love Airy Script from silver glitter cardstock.  

Cut Single Daisy Stem from dark gray cardstock.  Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to pink felt and cut the daisy background.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through.  

Cut the lighter gray Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 print using the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.

Attach the diecuts to light gray A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add pink gem stickers.

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It's hard to believe Christmas arrives in 5 days - and a new decade begins in 12 days!  Hope it's beem a great year for you - and that we've inspired you to use your Memory Box products in many, many ways.  

Thanks for visiting...see you next week!

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12/19/2019

Thu 19

Scribble Rose Trio and Double Stitch Happy Heart Cutouts by Jean Okimoto

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The 2020 Valentine's release is here!  It's a great collection of hearts, frames, words, flowers, foliage, butterflies - and a detailed deep-impression 3-D embossing folder.  We can't wait to share our latest designs with you and hope you'll be inspired to highlight them in your projects. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many Design Team Valentine designs. 

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Cut the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out from Smoky cardstock.  Cut the heart with the second-largest die from the set.  Save the center heart for another project - we're using the outer section as a frame here.

Attach Birch Press Designs Shimmer Lines  Wide Washi Tape to pink cardstock and cut it with the second-largest heart.  It's a generous 4-½" wide tape - with delicate gold lines and a frosty, translucent look.  Use it as an overlay to enhance white and colored cardstock and create custom-colored coordinated backgrounds and accents for your projects.  

Cut the detailed Scribble Rose Trio outline from light gray cardstock.  Cut the solid rose trio from pink cardstock.  Emboss the pink diecut with the outline using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  Embossing adds dimension and shadows.  

Stamp "cherish" - from the Big and Little Valentine's Clear Stamps - onto a white A-6 (4-½" x 6--¼") card with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Attach the diecuts.

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View the Valentine Collection here - we hope you'll love it as much as we do!

Big thanks to everyone from last week's WHITTLE, SCRIBBLE & STACK class at Impress!  It was like a festive cardmaking party among friends - with wonderful holiday treats from Jenny, Jan, Jean C, Jacky, Kelly and Lynne. It was an 8:6 ratio of treats:cards!  We laughed, ate - and even made 6 cards. Thank you for all of your special treats!  Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lynne - for helping everyone shop.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Saturday with another Valentine's 2020 Collection design...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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12/12/2019

Thu 12

Watercolored Joy and a Mistletoe Swag by Jean Okimoto

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Layer Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape over the Mistletoe Swag for a new look combining two special holiday designs.  The bold Joy Airy Script - watercolored to match the berries - and clear gem stickers add the final touch.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with my last holiday card of a very quick and busy year.  Mistletoe isn't usually bright green with pink berries...but it is today.

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Stamp the large swag from the Mistletoe Swag Clear Stamps Set on watercolor paper with Pinecone VersaFine Clair.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.

Paint it with diluted inks from the Fruitcake Kaleidacolor inkpad. Yes, fruitcake!  Dry the inks, then cover it with a layer of Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape.  Cut it with the large Stylish Frame.  Diecutting the tape-covered paper or cardstock leaves a smooth,beveled edge - it's a nice finishing touch on your cards.

Attach the frame to a 5-½" square white card. add the stamped circle - layer it over one of the delicate sections on the right side.

Paint a scrap of watercolor paper with the pink used for the berries.  Dry the ink, the cut it with Joy Airy Script.  Leave the dot over the "j" in the die until you need it.   Attach the greeting to the card.  Tiny dots or slivers of ScorTape or Couture Creations doublestick tape will attach it to the washi tape.

Add clear gem stickers.

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Layering Twas the Night wide washi works with all of the Holiday 2019 clear stamps.  I wish I had used this technique sooner!  It's a great technique for tags too - the tape reinforces the hole punched for the cord or ribbon.  

If you're in Seattle - join us for the Whittle, Scribble and Stack class at Impress on December 14th.  We're making 6 everyday cards  - two each with the Poppystamps Whittles, Memory Box Scribbles and stacking dies from Birch Press Designs.  We'll use several items from the Memory Box and Poppy 2020 Valentine Collection.  You'll love the new designs - and the wide range of heart-styles.  There's a heart for everyone!

Thanks for visiting - see you again next week...

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