479 posts categorized "Celebrations"

11/21/2019

Thu 21

A Thankful Feathered Friend by Jean Okimoto

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A felt Feathered Friend perched on a layered Jovial Wreath creates a lighthearted Thanksgiving card today.  Most Thanksgiving cards are quite serious - this one will make you smile!  Here's the message on the inside...

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Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a fall card with a sense of humor.  The new Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet set is perfectly-sized for the greeting.  Diecutting it is easy too.  There are 4 of each letter on this great die - you'll cut everything you need here with a single run thru the machine.  Much better than fidgeting with each letter - and cutting additional repeating letters. 

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Cut the Feathered Friends bird and beak from felt, cut the wing from the stripes in the Dashing Holiday 6x6 set. Borrow the eye die from the Feathered Friends owl - cut it from dark brown cardstock.  Leave the tiny beak and eye diecuts in the die until you're ready to attach them.  

Cut Jovial Wreath twice from Candy Corn cardstock. Cut "thankful"  from green and metallic brown cardstock. Cut a 3-½" square of the dark green striped Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 sheet. Cut the accent strips - ¾" x 4" (Candy Corn) and ¾" x 3-¼" (lighter green dots from the Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 sheet).

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") recycled Kraft card.  Attach the Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet letters on the inside - start in the center of each line and work outwards.  Use a credit card or T-ruler to keep the letters in line.  

Create unique messages with the Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet - it would be hard to find an "I am not a turkey" stamp!

Special thanks to everyone from Saturday's GRATEFUL - FALL GREETINGS class at Impress!  Hope you liked the origami maple leaf - and mix of colors, papers, dies and stamps. Thanks for the cute pumpkin spice lollipop treats Jan.   Thanks for the caramel/cheddar popcorn and cookies Jenny - and thanks for the imported candies Jacky!  Thanks for helping us fill those shopping baskets again Ann, Erin and Lynne.  Lots of thanks here - this card says it all!

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for the MERRY POP-INS class at Impress this Saturday afternoon.  We're making special cards with little extras on each design.  More like pop-ons than pop-ins, but I wanted a fun class title.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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11/14/2019

Thu 14

Joy Airy Script and the Shining Star Set by Jean Okimoto

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Looking for another way to use the new wide washi tapes?  Layer Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape over soft pink for a holiday card in frosty winter pastels.   Add a pair of Shining Stars cut from the Dashing Holiday 6x6 Set - then make it a trio with a star cut from silver glittered craft foam.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a quick card in pinks and grays.  

Attach Twas the Night tape to medium pink cardstock and cut a  3" square.  The Square Basics set is temporarily unavailable from Memory Box - but your Retailer may have some.  

Cut the stars from the gray prints in the Dashing Holiday 6x6 Set and glittered craft foam.  

Cut Joy Airy Script from light pink cardstock and white cardstock.  

Score, cut and fold a 5-½" square card of textured gray cardstock.  Assemble the card and add clear gem stickers.

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Create a simple, versatile layout like this design - then experiment with different colors, prints, greetings and accents. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make a stash of cards for the holidays.

Big thanks to everyone from Monday's MERRY+QUICK class at Impress - and thank you for the turkey-shaped pumpkin bars Robin!  Hope you liked the easy cards - and that super-easy folded tree.  Thanks for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets Ann and Shari.  We're having another MERRY+QUICK class on November 30 - join us if you're in the Seattle area on Thanksgiving weekend.

Two new classes on the 16th - GRATEFUL - FALL GREETINGS and MERRY POP-INS. Noticed new names on the class list - looking forward to meeting our new Memory Box/Poppystamps/Birch Press Designs fans - and seeing everyone on Satuday!

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

Jeansignature-3

 

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11/07/2019

Thu 07

Greet the Season with Watercolor Woodland Wide Washi Tape and Dashing 6x6 Prints by Jean Okimoto

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Christmas will be here in 7 weeks - let's make some quick cards with the Watercolor Woodland Wide Washi Tape.  The beautiful pattern repeats about every 14 inches and each section yields 3 or 4 sections that are perfect for this design.  You can make a  lot of cards with each 4-½" x 11 yard roll!

Hi, Jean Okimoto here, combining some classic holiday elements with a simple, contemporary greeting. Here's a preview of what we'll be using:

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Attach Watercolor Woodland tape to white cardstock and cut circles with the 3-¼" Stitched Circle Layers die.  

Cut a ¾" x 3-¾" strip of the dark green Dashing Stripes and Dots print.  Cut a ¾" x 3-¼" strip of the red plaid Dashing Holiday print.  

Cut a matching label from the Dashing Holiday 6x6 set - then trim the corners with a corner rounder.

Cut "NOEL" from silver glitter paper with the Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet set.

Cut, score and side-fold a white A-2 card. Attach red duct tape to a scrap of lightweight cardstock and punch ¼" accent dots.  Assemble the card - use foam dots for the greeting label.

Another tip before you leave...here's an easy way to preview background colors for these beautiful translucent wide washis.  It's not on today's card, but I'm just using the Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape here as an example.  

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Create a large swatch by attaching  a generous section of tape to a clear material... use scraps of acetate,  or recycle empty Memory Box poly bags. You have a few, right? Slide strips of cardstock behind it to preview the colors - without wasting any of that beautiful tape or having it accidentally stick to your cardstock.   Not exactly rocket-science, but it saves a lot of time and cardstock.  

I have swatches of my Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs wide washis too.  The polybags are pre-punched for hanging displays - so just use a binder ring or shower curtain ring to keep all of the swatches together and organized.

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 Thanks for visiting...keep warm and enjoy the fall colors.  If you're in the Seattle area and have a long weekend,  join us for the MERRY + QUICK cards class at Impress on Veterans Day.  We're making quick-and-easy cards that don't look quick and easy!

See you next week...

Jeansignature-3

 


 

 

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11/05/2019

Tue 05

The Chandele Star on a Blended, Spritzed Background by Jean Okimoto

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The delicately simple Chandele Star would look great anywhere.  Layer it over metallic artpapers, felt, wood, glittered or glossy cardstock - or a watercolored background.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy ink-blending technique that's great for creating quick colored backgrounds for your holiday diecuts.

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Cut a 4-½" x 3" strip of watercolor paper.  Ink a 4" soft rubber brayer with Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor - lift and roll the brayer repeatedly (about 20 times) so it's fully-inked.  Spritz it lightly with water.  Roll the spritzed inks onto the smoother side of the watercolor paper.  Let the colors blend for about a minute, then dry the inks with a heat-tool.  

Spray it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then heat-set.  Cut it with the 2-¼" x 3-½" Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die.  We're using just the inner rectangle here.  

Cut Chandele Star and the biggest Shining Star from smooth white cardstock.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Merry and Bright Mistletoe Clear Stamps Set - on a white A-2 card with the turquoise ink from the Fresh Greens inkpad.

Assemble the card.  Add ¼" punched circles of gold glittered paper.

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Hope you're enjoying the fall and winter holiday ideas from our Design Team.  We love sharing our designs and techniques with you and hope they'll inspire you to create unique handmade holiday cards this year.

Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

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11/02/2019

Sat 02

Greet the Season with a Dashing Holiday Rosette by Jean Okimoto

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A candycane rosette - folded from a Dashing Holiday 6x6 print - creates a unique Christmas greeting.  Add coordinating prints, bright red glitter accents and a Joy Airy Script diecut for a very special card.  Happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a contemporary design today.

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Cut a 3" x 6" horizontal strip of the Dashing Holiday candycane print.  Cutting it horizontally makes it easy to fold along the grainline.

Here's a tip - scrunch a piece of waxed paper and rub it briskly over both sides of the paper to reduce friction and make it easier to score. MemoryBoxJoyAiryScript, MemoryBoxWrapped StitchRectangles, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxDashingHoliday6x6Pack, MemoryBoxDashingStripesAndDots6x6Pack, RosetteCards, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeHolidayCards, DiecutHolidayCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Score it in ½" increments on one side of the paper.  Turn the paper over and score it in ½" increments beginning at ¼" - at ¼", ¾", 1-¼", 1-¾" - up to 5-¾". Cut the paper into three 1" x 6" strips.  Pleat the paper along the scored lines.  Trim ¼" from one short end of each strip to adhere (and conceal) the cut edge in the fold.  Use strips of ScoreTape to join the short ends to form a pleated ring.

Cut 1-½" and  ¾" cardboard circles  with the Circle Basics dies.  Spread one side of each circle with a strong craft glue (like Tacky Glue) - leave a ¼" unglued border around the edge so any excess glue won't squish out.

Lay the pleated ring on a flat surface and press it down so it lies flat - with the reverse side of the paper on the top. The inner cut edges should meet in a small circle in the center.   Press the 1-½" glue circle onto the center and hold it until the glue begins to set up.

Turn it over, adjust the pleats, then press the ¾" glue circle onto the center.  Press it until the glue sets up. Cut a ¾" circle of red glittered cardstock and cover the ¾" cardboard circle.  

Cut a 3" circle of red cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it (offset to the left) with the 2-¾", 2-½ and 2-¼" Circle Basics dies.  Cut a 3-½" circle of the gray and white text pattern. Cut the dark gray Dashing Strips and Dots paper with the 4-¾" x 3-½" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut a 1" x 4 strip of the gray and white dottted paper.

Cut Joy Airy Script from chartreuse cardstock.  Leave the dot over the "j" in the die until you need it.

Attach everything to a white A-6 card.  Add three ¼" circles of red glittered cardstock. MemoryBoxJoyAiryScript, MemoryBoxWrapped StitchRectangles, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxDashingHoliday6x6Pack, MemoryBoxDashingStripesAndDots6x6Pack, RosetteCards, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeHolidayCards, DiecutHolidayCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Unique cards like this require extra time, postage and post office handling - but I think they'll be enjoyed and appreciated by the special people in your life.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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10/31/2019

Thu 31

Snow Bunny Can Be a Polar Bear Too! by Jean Okimoto

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The Snow Bunny Deep Edge Die Set is great for other winter friends too...like this furry felt polar bear cub.  Add a Starry Burst background and "cheers" from the Merry and Bright Mistletoe Clear Stamps Set and you've just created another Christmas card!  Hi and Happy Halloween to everyone celebrating - Jean Okimoto here with more reasons to add the Snow Bunny set to your Memory Box collection.

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Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white wool-blend felt and diecut some Snow Bunny pieces for the bear.  The paper layer stabilizes the felt and keeps liquid adhesives from soaking through.  Cut the eyes and nose from black cardstock.  Cut the ears with the 1" Circle Basics die.

Cut all of the the accent pieces - except the small ear circles - from the Dashing Holiday 6x6 prints.  Cut the small ear circles from the Dashing Stripes and Dots print.  

Assemble the polar bear - use foam dots near the ends of the scarf.  

Cut turquoise cardstock with the 4-¼" Square Basics die.  Cut it with Starry Burst - save the 2 bigger stars.  Attach little pieces of silver glitter paper behind the star cutouts.

Stamp the greeting from the Merry and Bright Mistletoe Clear Stamps on white cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.

Attach everything to a top-folded 5-½"square white card. Add the 2 saved stars.   Square cards require extra postage - but I hope you'll agree that this one's worth every penny of it!

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The new Dashing Holiday and Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 prints are the perfect mix of holiday designs, plaids, stripes and dots.  They've even been designed so the very holiday-ish designs have non-holiday prints on the reverse side so you can use them for other occasions.  The versatile reds and charcoals will be perfect for Valentine's Day.  The Deep Edge dies collection is designed for mixing and layering prints - view them here, then imagine all of the ways you can use them

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

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10/29/2019

Tue 29

Build a Snow Bunny with Dashing Stripes and Dots and Dashing Holiday by Jean Okimoto

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The new Dashing Holiday and Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 prints make it easy to build a lovable Snow Bunny.  Add a greeting from the new Mistletoe Swag Clear Stamps - and you're ready for Christmas!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here - combining a favorite Deep Edge Die Set with our great holiday prints.  

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Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - to wool-blend white felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps liquid adhesives from soaking through.  Cut the Snow Bunny pieces from the felt.  Cut eyes from black cardstock.  Cut the decorative pieces from the Dashing Holiday and Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 packs.  Although it's hard to see in the photo,  the scarf is cut from the red striped pattern.  

The Rectangle Basics set is temporarily out of stock at Memory Box - it may be available from your favorite Retailer.  Cut the background rectangles from the holly print (4-½" x 3-¼"), red cardstock (1-¾" x 3") and the green dots (2-½" x 1-¼").  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Mistletoe Swag Clear Stamps Set - on red cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die. 

Here's a tip I've shared in classes...start the heat-embossing on the reverse side of the cardstock or paper, then finish it off from the right side.  Pre-heating it from the back starts the process - and finishing it on the front creates a great glossy image and minimizes scorching. 

Score, fold and cut an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card of white cardstock.  Assemble the card - use foam dots for the greeting.  

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This design works for any occasion - change the papers and colors and eliminate the scarf for a baby or birthday card,  It's a great for thank-yous and birthdays too - or just to say hello.  I like combining  the Memory Box products from different releases, using products in unexpected ways...and sharing these ideas with you!  

Thanks for supporting Memory Box - and for your thoughtful comments.  I appreciate it!

Thanks for stopping by...see you on Thursday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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10/26/2019

Sat 26

Just Treats – No Tricks – with Holiday 2019 Collection Clear Stamps by Jean Okimoto

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Foliage stamps from the 2019 Holiday Collection create great backgrounds for Halloween diecuts - and treat wrappers for little tricksters.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - we can't let Halloween slip by without a few quick candy wrappers for the kids.  These are great for the snack-size versions of your favorite candies.

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Score and crease an  8-½" x 11" sheet of black cardstock lengthwise at 4-⅛" and 4-⅜".  Cut it into 3" wide strips.

Cut orange printer paper or cardstock with the 2 x 3-¼" and 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles dies - cut three of each size. 

Stamp the rectangles with VersaFine Onyx Black and the greenery from the Graceful Fern, Tidings Wreath and Grateful Autumn Clear Stamp Sets.

Diecut Swirling Ghosts and Friendly Ghosts from watercolor paper.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind their eyes.  

Diecut Cool Cat and Crouching Cat from black cardstock.  Attach scraps of green cardstock behind their eyes.

Cut the letters for "EEK," "BOO" and "TREATS" from white cardstock with the Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet set.

Assemble the wrappers.  Punch a hole at the top.  Attach the candy with doublestick tape or glue dots.  Tie the wrapper with green tulle.  Fold the ends of the tulle and trim it at a very sharp angle to create a zig-zagged edge.

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Have fun making these little wrappers for the kids - make some for co-workers, teammates, and carpoolers too.  They're easy, fun and sure to make someone smile!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!  

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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10/24/2019

Thu 24

CELEBRATE with the Antique Greenery Label, Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape and Dashing Stripes and Dots by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate the season with the new Antique Greenery Label and Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet Set - layered over the Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape.  Hello - Jean Okimoto here - thanks for joining last week's Holiday Blog Blitz.  We appreciate your comments  -  and special congrats to my posts' winners Lin Brandyberry and Chandhini - enjoy your prizes! 

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Cut green cardstock with the frame from the Winter Tree Oval Frame set.  Pressure-emboss the inner oval offcut with the Antique Greenery Label using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  

Here's an easy way to create the glittered greeting label. Attach a strip of Couture Creations doublestick tape to a scrap of the green cardstock and cut the narrow label section again. Cut the letters for "CELEBRATE" from red cardstock with the Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  Press the letters onto the sticky label, then brush iridescent glitter around the letters, covering the rest of the adhesive.

Attach Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape to green cardstock for a frosty, translucent coordinating background.  Cut it with the 4-¼" Square Basics die.  Diecutting seals the edges with a crisp, clean finish.

Cut a 1" x 4-½" accent strip of red cardstock.

Cut ¾" x 5" accent strips of the brown dots and stripes from the new Dashing Dots and Stripes 6x6 Set.  

Attach everything to a side-folded 5-½" square white card - offset the oval frame so the red peeks through on the left side.

Add red gem stickers.

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It's time to prep for the holidays at the Impress holiday event on Saturday October 26th!  There'll be a swag bag for the first 25 people at the 10:00 AM store opening, demos from 10:00-Noon, special displays - and a 10% shopping discount!  Bring your Memory Box, Poppystamps, and Birch Press Designs wishlists and take advantage of the savings and holiday inspiration.

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

Jeansignature-3

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10/17/2019

Thu 17

Blog Blitz Day 4 – Starry Burst, Vintage Varsity Alphabet, Dashing Holiday, Dashing Stripes and Dots by Jean Okimoto

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Holiday Blitz!  Meet my new favorite die - the beautiful, versatile Starry Burst that's perfect for celebrations through the year.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a just-in-time Halloween design for you.

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Cut dark orange cardstock with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  This great set of 16 dies is temporarily out of stock at Memory Box - but it may be available right now at your favorite retailer.  

Diecut the rectangle with the Starry Burst - leave it in the die.  Remove the 5 little stars.  Pressure-emboss it to add extra dimension and shadows  - use the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  Attach pieces of clear tape behind the little star cutouts and brush black glitter onto the exposed adhesive.

Cut Swirling Ghosts from watercolor paper - we're using just 3 of them here.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind them for their eyes.  

Attach lime green duct tape to lightweight cardstock and cut "BOO" with the new Vintage Varsity Alphabet dies.  It's a cool stitched set that's perfectly-sized for cards and tags. Cut the "I" and punch a ¼" circle to create an exclamation mark.

Cut (and punch) the pieces again from black cardstock.  Layer them - slightly offset - for dimension.

Cut accent strips of gray dots (¾" x 4") and gray stripes (1" x 5") from the new Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 set.  

Cut a gray and white plaid strip (¾" x 4-½") from the new Dashing Holiday 6x6 set.  

Attach everything to a side-folded 5-½" square black card. MemoryBoxStarryBurst, MemoryBoxDashingStripesAndDots6x6Prints, MemoryBoxDashingHoliday6x6Prints, MemoryBoxSwirlingGhosts, MemoryBoxVintageVarsityAlphabet, JeanOkimoto, HalloweenDiecuts, HandmadeHalloweenCards, AlphabetDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, DiecutDuctTape

Here's a chance for you to win the great Starry Burst die! Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the Starry Burst.  Visit the blog from Monday, Oct 14th- Sunday, October 20th to see more of the new release and for a chance to win a prize each day.  Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  Good luck!

Thanks for visiting...enjoy creating with the great dies, 6x6 prints and wide (4-½" wide!) washi tapes from our latest release.

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