324 posts categorized "Clean and Simple"

11/29/2018

Thu 29

That’s Acute Triangle Clear Stamps and Dies, Deco Trees and Rectangle Basics by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleDies-MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleClearStamps-MemoryBoxDecoTrees-MemoryBoxRectangleBasics-JeanOkimoto-ImagineCrafts-BrillianceInkpads-ImpressCardsAndCrafts-TriangleDiecuts-ContemporaryChristmasCards

Stamp a group of holiday trees with the That's Acute Triangle Clear Stamps then add some trunks and branches from the Deco Trees.  Attach some gem stickers...Merry Christmas!  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a quick card for your busy schedule.  

I was inspired by Donna's great triangle trees card with her artsy hand-drawn details.  I'm not quite the artist that Donna is - so we're borrowing some details from the Deco Trees die.  

MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleDies-MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleClearStamps-MemoryBoxDecoTrees-MemoryBoxRectangleBasics-JeanOkimoto-ImagineCrafts-BrillianceInkpads-ImpressCardsAndCrafts-TriangleDiecuts-ContemporaryChristmasCards

Cut a 2-¾" x 4" piece of white cardstock with a die from Rectangle Basics.  Stamp the triangles with Brilliance - Pearlescent Jade, Pearlescent Olive, Pearlescent Thyme and Gamma Green.   MemoryBoxDecoTrees-TreeDiecuts-TreeCards-JeanOkimoto

Scrunch a sheet of waxed paper and rub it briskly over the Deco Trees die to help release the cardstock.  Cut Deco Trees from dark brown cardstock.  

MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleDies-MemoryBoxDecoTrees-TreeDiecuts-TriangleDiecuts-JeanOkimoto

Trim the trunks and branches with dies from the That's Acute Triangle Die Set. Attach the diecuts to three of the trees.

Cut a ¾" x 3-¼" strip of green cardstock.  Cut a ¾" x 3-¾" strip of teal cardstock.  

Attach the pieces to a turquoise side-folded A-2 card.  Add green gem stickers.

That's Acute Triangles can be use in so many ways - trees, pennants, flower holders, directional signs, word bubbles and very cool shapes!  Overlap and layer vellum triangles for shadowy and color-blended effects.  Diecut paper or fabric strips for rolled beads too.  

Special thanks to everyone from last weekend's MERRY+QUICK and DREAMING OF A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS classes at Impress!  Hope you enjoyed both classes - and agree that merry and quick was very merry and very quick.  Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lynne - for finding all of the tools and supplies  for our cards. 

If you're in the Seattle area join us at Impress on Saturday December 1 for my final Holiday 2018 class.  We'll make a bright red portfolio with simple origami pockets and fill it with 9 festive tags in a variety of styles and themes.  We're using the just-released Winter Greenery Clear Stamps Set that's perfect for layering with VersaFine Clair inks.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

Supplies

 

11/07/2018

Wed 07

Merry Christmas Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha and today, I want to share a Christmas card using the new release products. There are so many fun stamps and a gorgeous dies in this release.

Isha_November_card1

To start, I cut a white mat layer and stamped the background using a teal ink. I then sponged the edges a bit using the same ink.

I stamped the stripe using black ink to use as a side stripe on my card. Now, I die cut two of the triangles and sponged some inks to them. I die cut the twig and colored using gold watercolor. I then die cut the poinsettia twice, colored them using copic markers and stacked them together.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment and die cut it.

Now, I flicked some gold and black splatters to everything and assembled the cluster.

Here is a close up

Isha_November_card1_cl

Hope you got inspired by this card. Have a wonderful crafty day!

Ishasignature

 

 

Supplies

 

10/30/2018

Tue 30

Merry Christmas
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday! When I first saw the That's Acute triangle stamp set I immediately thought of Christmas trees. I love the simple and graphic look that these stamps give.

IMG_8792

I stamped the larger triangle with the lines in it first and started with the center tree. I left a little bit of space between each of the big trees for the smaller ones to get stamped in. The smaller lined tree got stamped in the spaces and I stamped them in a different and slightly darker green ink, it's a little hard to tell the difference in the photos but in person it makes a difference having the second color.
IMG_8792

Then I stamped the Merry Christmas in red ink from the Bold Christmas greetings stamp set. I added some red gems to top the trees and finish them off. Fun tip, I didn't have any red gems so I used a red Copic marker to color some white gems and it works perfectly. It's a great way to make sure that your gems always coordinate in your projects!

Have a fabulous and crafty week!
IMG_8792

 

Supplies

 

10/29/2018

Mon 29

Winter Greetings Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha and today, I want to share a graphic CAS Christmas card using the new release products. There are so many fun graphic stamps and a gorgeous background stamp in this release.

Isha_October_card3

To start, I cut a white mat layer and stamped the background using a very light grey ink. I then stamped the triangles in various sizes using 4 different colors of dye inks.

Then die-cut the word greetings and the winter frame using white cardstock 2 times, apply embossing ink and emboss using WOW! Silver Bells embossing glitter on one of them and then stack with the 2nd die cut.

Now, I adhered a piece of vellum to the mat layer. Adhere the embossed die-cuts.

Adhere this mat layer to a grey cardbase.

 

Here is a close up

Isha_October_card3_cl

Hope you got inspired by this card. Have a wonderful crafty day

Ishasignature

 

 

Supplies

 

10/22/2018

Mon 22

Winter Wishes Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha and today, I want to share a CAS Christmas card using dies only. I really love how we can mix dies from various releases. 

Isha_October_card2

To start, I created a red square cardbase. I then cut a kraft mat layer and added some gesso flicks to create a look of snow. Once dry, I used the Holly frame and embossed the layer instead of die-cutting it.  I then die-cut the Holly frame in white and adhere it to the mat layer. Embossing the frame and then adhering the white frame on top gives a nice dimension.

I then die-cut the Candle trio using white glitter cardstock and added some color to the image using zig clean color real brush markers.

I sponged some distress oxide ink to create the candle glow and the base. I then adhered the candles to it. To finish, I added some red sequins to the card.

Here is a close up

Isha_October_card2_cl

Hope you got inspired by this CAS winter card. Have a wonderful crafty day

Ishasignature

 

 

Supplies

09/24/2018

Mon 24

Fa La La Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha with you today. Today, I want to share how we can create Christmas cards using the new holiday collection using non-traditional Christmas colors. My daughter asks for such colors on the cards for her teacher and friends :) The new stamps and dies are perfect to create cute, fun cards.

Isha_MB_Sept18_Card2

To start, I created a top folding white square card. I then die-cut the holly frame using pearl gray cardstock. I die-cut the same frame using a gray cardstock and stacked them together. 

Now, I stamped the images and some of the music notes. I colored in the images using copic markers and pencil colors. I used the co ordinating dies to cut all the images.

I adhered the frame to the white base and stamped the sentiment. I then adhered all the images. The frame grounds the adorable bunnies perfectly.

Here is a close up

Isha_MB_Sept18_Card2_cl

 

 

Hope you got inspired from today's card to use non traditional colors for fun card for the kids. Have a wonderful crafty day!

Ishasignature

 

 

Supplies

 

09/21/2018

Fri 21

Peace
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday! Today I have a clean and simple card that is perfect for the rush of the holiday season.

IMG_8648

I started with a navy blue card and added three strips of silver washi tape, leaving a little space in between each piece of tape to create the background of my card.

Then I die cut the Winged Dove in a white card stock and I used some foam tape to glue it to the card over my washi tape stripes. I then cut the Peace Cheshire Script in white and glued it to the card under the stripes of washi tape.
IMG_8648

This clean and simple design could be used with a variety of Memory Box dies. Switch out the dove for a snowflake and change the sentiment to Merry Christmas. You could also change up the colors and make birthday cards or thank you cards with the same design. Make a few cards with different sentiments and this same simple design to make a cute set for a gift. The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by the blog and have a wonderful weekend!
IMG_8648

 

Supplies

 

09/06/2018

Thu 06

Tape Too Challenge Inspiration with Studio Hexagon Layers and Awesome Jotted Script by Jean Okimoto

 

P1060640

Bright washi tape-covered Studio Hexagon Layers create a quick card for someone who's simply awesome.  A change of colors would make this a guy-card too.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a Tape Too Challenge inspiration card today.

Unlike everyone with bins full of washi tape - my entire washi tape stash barely fills a little 8" square cakepan. That doesn't stop me from designing cards with them - I love their bright colors and convenience.  Mix, match and layer strips of tape over white cardstock.  The pink and orange patterns are Scotch Expressions tape.  The wide pink tape - also used for the greeting - is Scotch Expressions masking tape.

Cut three hexagons from the taped cardstock using the three smallest Studio Hexagon Layers.  Diecutting creates those smooth, crisp edges we love - and presses the tapes firmly onto the cardstock.  

P1060624

Attach a strip of pink masking tape to a scrap of white cardstock and diecut the delicate "awesome."  Cut the bold "awesome" background from light gray cardstock.

Stamp "you are simply"  - from the Birch Press Design Best Friend Clear Stamps Set - onto a side-folded white A-2 card with VersaFine Clair Nocturne.   Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.

Assemble the card.  Add pink gem stickers.

P1060650

Thanks for visiting - hope you're entering our September "Tape Too" challenge.  Details are listed here.  

We've added another GREETINGS FROM BIRCH PRESS class on Saturday September 8th - hope you can join us if you weren't able to attend the previous class.  We're making 3 holiday cards and 3 any-occasion cards featuring Birch Press Design dies and stamps, and artpapers from Shizen Design.  

Jeansignature-3

 

 

Supplies

 

07/31/2018

Tue 31

2018 Holiday Collection…Wrapped Holly Circle Frame and Joy Circle by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxJoyCircle-MemoryBoxWrappedHollyCircleFrame-MemoryBoxRestingBirds-JeanOkimoto-MemoryBox2018HolidayCollection-MemoryBoxChristmasCards-DiecutChristmasCards-ImpressCardsAndCrafts

The new Wrapped Holly Circle Frame and Joy Circle create a quick card that's great for a headstart on the holidays.  It's perfect for a simple, contemporary wreath and red Resting Birds add the finishing touch.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a simple design that's easy to mass-produce too.

MemoryBoxRestingBirds-MemoryBoxJoyCircle-MemoryBoxWrappedHollyCircleFrame-JeanOkimoto-MemoryBox2018HolidayCollection-MemoryBoxChristmasCards-DiecutChristmasCards

It's time to use some of that giant roll of "red velvet" ribbon we bought years ago because it was so pretty - and such a bargain.  It's perfect for diecutting and works well with the Resting Birds die.  Attach label paper - or a sticker sheet - behind the ribbon to make it a little stiffer.  The paper backing also covers the slippery backside of the ribbon and makes it easier to attach to the card.

The Wrapped Holly Circle Frame set includes three dies - the delicate pinpoint outer frame, the leafy holly frame, and a curved holly sprig.  We're using the outer frame and leafy holly frame here.

Scrunch a piece of waxed paper and rub it briskly over the leafy Wrapped Holy Circle Frame  to help release the diecut.  Cut it from green cardstock.

Cut Joy Circle from gold glittered cardstock.  Leave the little dot over the "j" in the die until you're ready to attach it.

MemoryBoxWrappedHollyCircleFrame-JeanOkimoto-MemoryBox2018HolidayCollection

Cut the circle and dotted frame from white cardstock - leave both pieces in the die.  Attach ⅛" Scor-Tape - be sure the tape is attached to both the narrow outer frame and the circle.  Keep the delicate frame and the inner circle in the die.

MemoryBoxWrappedHollyCircleFrame-MemoryBox2018HolidayCollection-JeanOkimoto

Flip the die and diecuts over and press it onto a side-folded A-2 card of white cardstock.  Use a skewer to help push the diecuts out of the die.  Quick, easy and perfectly aligned.

Attach the bright red birds...and your card is done!

MemoryBoxWrappedHollyCircleFrame-MemoryBoxJoyCircle-MemoryBoxRestingBirds-JeanOkimoto-MemoryBox2018HolidayCollection-MemoryBoxChristmasCards-DiecutChristmasCards-ChristmasCardsWithBirds-HollyCards-WreathCards

Big thanks to everyone from the July 29th MEMORY BOX HOLIDAY 2018 class at Impress -  I appreciate your driving and/or ferrying over to Tukwila during the summer traffic.  We laughed and chatted a lot - and somehow made 6 cards with the latest and greatest from Memory Box and Poppystamps.  The AC definitely helped!  Thanks too, Shari and Becca - for helping us find the perfect dies, stamps, inks and papers for our holiday cards.  

There's a second MEMORY BOX HOLIDAY 2018 class on August 4th - after the morning's PARTY ANIMAL class.  Join us this weekend if you weren't able to take last week's class.

Thanks for visiting...be sure to stop by again tomorrow when Laura announces the winner of the July Challenge and details of the August Challenge.

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

Supplies

 

07/13/2018

Fri 13

Celebrate
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

Today I created a quick summer card for you featuring the new Wave Ribbon Collage die. 

Donna1

I started by die cutting the wave collage from white cardstock.  

Next I cut a piece of watercolor paper the same size as my wave panel.  I sponged the watercolor paper with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and misted it with plain water.  Once the paper was dry I adhered the wave die to the inked watercolor paper.

I stamped, colored and die cut the boat and glued it to the front of the wave panel.

I die cut the waves from white cardstock and glued those in front of the boat.

Donna2

Next I glued the prepared panel to a white cardstock mat layer and stamped the sentiment.

I glued the white card layer to red cardstock mat layer which was then adhered to a white card base.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

Supplies