454 posts categorized "Clean and Simple"

05/30/2023

Tue 30

Thank You, Simply Stated by Jean Okimoto

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Need a quick, easy and fail-proof card?  Memory Box Magnolia Rub-On Transfers add the perfect amount of color and detail to any design.  Add a dimensional greeting and sparkly pink Pastel Jewels...and your card is ready to go!  Hi, Jean here with a simple thank you card for a busy day.

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Tape the 3-½" and 2-½" wide Nested Globe dies to natural cardstock and diecut them for a simple offset inlaid background.  Tape them together on the reverse side.

Cut the curved Magnolia Rub-On Transfer branch and its paper liner - leave a generous border around it.  Carefully remove the paper liner and tap the transfer onto the globe background.  Place it between two layers of printer paper and run it through your diecut machine using the base and cutting plates.  The transfer sets include a wood craft stick to burnish the design - but running it through the machine is great for burnishing too.  Carefully remove the frosty top plastic layer.

Squeegee glue between two pieces of natural cardstock and diecut the solid Thank You Posh Script background.  Pressure-emboss the background with the detailed top layer using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Embossing the background creates a debossed area that makes it super-easy to attach the detailed top layer.  Cut the top layer from the pink Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded pink A2 card - use foam tape for the greeting.  Add pink Pastel Jewels.

Magnolia Rub-On Transfers - paired with shimmery greetings and sparkly jewels - are great for any occasion.  Decorate a stash of backgrounds with the floral and foliage transfers.  Diecut coordinating greetings and have them ready when you need a quick card.  

Thanks for visiting...see you in June!

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05/28/2023

Sun 28

Magnolia Buds Pop-Up Card
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Today I am sharing a floral bouquet pop-up card featuring the Magnolia Bud Trio die from the April 2023 Magnolia collection.  Removing the belly band reveals the fun surprise inside! 🤗

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Started with two side folding A2 size card bases made from black cardstock.  Trimmed one down about 1/8” smaller, then using a ruler and a white gel pen, marked off the bouquet details as follows. 

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The dot is the point of the bottom of the bouquet wrap while the lines are the top of the wrap and shelves for attaching the buds and leaves. Cut along the lines with scissors and scored from the end point of the longest line to the dot.  Fold as follows.

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Opened it up and mountain fold all sections to form the bouquet base.

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Die cut the Magnolia Bud Trio from white cardstock and colored the buds with a finger brush and Wilted Violet distress ink.  Die cut the leaves with the Magnolia Leaf Branch die and colored the leaves with YG61/63/67 Copic Sketch markers.  Glued the buds and leaves to form the bouquet, checking each time to ensure placement does not impede folding.  Magnolia Plaid paper was used for the wrap  

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Created the belly band from black cardstock and the same plaid paper to keep the card cohesive.  The For You Posh Script sentiment was in my stash.  It was die cut from gold Vintage Pastel Mirror paper and mounted on its black shadow.  

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Didn’t want the few unused buds and left over branch to go to waste, so added them to the belly band afterwards.  Finished off with some clear shimmer on the buds for some sparkle.

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update: a quick video of it can be seen over on my IG account HERE.   Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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05/13/2023

Sat 13

Magnolia Wreath
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a simple magnolia wreath card to share today made with the Curved Magnolia Branch die.  This started out as a Mother’s Day card for my mom, but remembered afterwards that I had already made one for her! 😆   So now she’ll get this next month for her birthday. 😂

The flowers and foliage were die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock and coloured with Copic Sketch markers.  I stuck to pink and grey to keep in line with the card for my MIL, except a lighter palette was used.

Copic markers used:
magnolias - R81, R83, R85
leaves - C2, C3, C5, C6

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The A2 size white woodgrain panel was scored horizontally at every inch.  The Love You Posh Script sentiment was die cut from silver Vintage Pastel Mirror paper and twice from thick white paper.  Adhered the mirror die cut on the front of its vellum shadow and the two white ones behind the vellum to give it a lift for a floating effect.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added clear shimmer to the magnolias for some sparkle to finish,

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Before I go, I want to wish my mom, and all the moms who are celebrating tomorrow, a happy Mother’s Day.  Hope you all have a fabulous day.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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05/10/2023

Wed 10

Birthday Card with Marvelous Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder
by Angie Cimbalo


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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple birthday card featuring the new Marvelous Magnolia 3D embossing folder and coordinating die set.  For my card I only used the embossing folder and not the dies.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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To make my card I took dotted rectangle die and cut it from thick white card stock and then I put it in the embossing folder and ran it through my Platinum 6 machine.  Next on the debossed side, I added Distress Oxide Spun Sugar ink directly to the paper.  That left the flower petals and the leaves white so to add color to the leaves I used a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen with smooshed in from my mini Distress Oxide Evergreen Bough ink pad.  I smooshed it on my glass mat and picked up the ink with the sparkle brush to add it to the debossed leaves.  Here's another look:

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The sentiment is from the "Signature Greetings" stamp and die set (CL5272), heat embossed in white on black card stock.

Here's one last look:


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I love the way this turned out, very simple and elegant and the pink and green combination with the pop of black and white go together so nicely.  Hope you like my card for today!

Be sure to stop by each day to see what our design team is creating to inspire you.  You can find the entire Magnolia release HERE.  And if you'd like to see my list of supplies with links to all the items, click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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04/22/2023

Sat 22

Magnolia Blossom Leaf Branch
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  The current April Magnolia release is all so beautiful that I had a tough time deciding where to start!  I finally settled on using the Magnolia Blossom Trio and Magnolia Leaf Branch dies to create this CAS (clean and simple) card.  

Started by die cutting the magnolia layers and leaf branch from alcohol marker friendly cardstock to do some die cut coloring with Copic Sketch markers.

Copic markers used:
whites/shading - C0, C1, C2, C3, C4
greens - YG03, YG07, YG09, G09
browns - E23, E25, E29

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Used the Circle Basics die set next to die cut an opening and a frame from Bristol paper.  The background is Salvaged Patina distress ink with white gouache paint splatters.  The sentiment was die cut twice from white and once from black, then stacked and offset for a drop shadow.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added a few clear drops to finish.

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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03/29/2023

Wed 29

Cloudy Moon Sunset
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m back today with another CAS (clean and simple) card created with products from the 2023 February collection.

I was still in die cutting my own DIY stencil mode, so that’s what I did first with the Cloudy Moon collage die.  Collage dies give negative cuts and make this process very easy.  Positioned the stencil onto a Bristol panel and using blender brushes, ink blended Lumberjack Plaid, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks to create the sun.

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Die cut the Backyard Floral Stems from black cardstock a couple times next and fussy cut them apart so they can be re-arranged closer together. 

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The Hugs Tender Script sentiment was die cut from black cardstock and gold Festive glitter paper next.  Thought about framing it, but kept it simple and used the A2 Rectangle Frames die to die cut the panel down instead.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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That does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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03/18/2023

Sat 18

Feather Pen
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a super CAS (clean and simple) mini slimline card today using the small Plumed Gypsy Feather and Hugs Tender Script dies from the February 2023 collection.
 
Started by die cutting a stencil from a scrap of thick white paper with the small feather die.  Cut away the three strips that extended in.
 
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Positioned the stencil onto a 3”x6” Bristol panel and ink blended blue and turquoise dye inks with blending brushes.  Splattered with water and blot with a paper towel for texture.

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Die cut another feather from another white scrap and stacked for dimension before adhering on top of the stencilled image.
 
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Die cut the Hugs Tender Script sentiment from black cardstock.  Used the inside of the “h” loop for the pen tip.  Wanted to do a large ink splat, but was too nervous to do it, so added diluted black gouache splatters instead.  Added another piece of cardstock to the panel for a bit of dimension before mounting it onto a 3,25”x6.25” white mini slimline card base to finish.

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So it appears Jean and I were on the same wavelength to die cut our own stencils. 😂  Anyway, that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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01/20/2023

Fri 20

Layered Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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A combination of layered hearts from Memory Box and Poppystamps creates a simple card for Valentine's Day.  It's a basic design that works in your favorite shades of red, pink or violet.  Add a dark chocolate background and a layered greeting.  Hello,         Jean Okimoto here with a quick and easy design that's easy to diecut and quick to assemble.

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Cut dark brown cardstock with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut the dark pink glittered 6x6 from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the smallest heart die.

Cut a  dark violet 6x6 from the Vibrant Violet Collection with the second-largest heart die from the set too. Place the diecut in the Pinpoint Heart Burst die and cut it again to trim it and add the pinpoint details.  The versatile Pinpoint Heart Burst has a large format that's great as-is - it's also perfect for diecutting with smaller heart dies.

Cut the dark violet cardstock with the scallopped die from the Poppystamps Vintage Scalloped Heart set.  

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Layer the hearts - use double-stick tape at the bottoms and foam tape near the edges of the top half of the hearts.

Cut the background of the For You Posh Script set from the dark violet 6x6.  Cut the detailed overlay from white cardstock.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add the brown Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press have versatile collections of heart dies to mix and match to celebrate Valentine's Day, engagements, weddings and anniversaries.  They're great for friendship cards too!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm, create cards and have a wonderful weekend!

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01/08/2023

Sun 08

Chocolate Valentine
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a CAS (clean and simple) and fun non-traditional chocolate bar Valentine’s card to share today.  I was going to make a card with a heart box of chocolates, but Jean beat me to it. 😂

Started by embossing brown cardstock with the Geometric Crystal 3D embossing folder (EF) for the chocolate.   Applied the same color brown dye ink with a foam blending tool to it for dimension.  Trimmed a piece of silver paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad next and tore it to create the silver foil wrapping.

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The outer chocolate bar wrapper was created from Twilight Purple paper.  Decorated it by ink blending Shaded Lilac distress ink (DI) over the edge of a piece of acetate for the rays.  The sentiment was die cut from white cardstock usimg the new Love You Gallery Script die.  Modified the “L” to get the “I”.  Assembled onto a white woodgrain panel to finish. 

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Easy-peasy and fun, right?  That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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12/30/2022

Fri 30

Valentine For You with Heart Ring Stack
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple Valentine's Day card featuring two of the newly released dies:

"For You Posh Script" die 94709 and "Heart Ring Stack" die 94667

Here's a closer look at my card:

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To make my card I took a piece of watercolor paper that my art teacher, Cate Robbins, had used for testing watercolors. She gave me several panels that she didn't want to use so I plan to turn a lot of them into cards.  I cut the heart die from white twice, black once, and the watercolored panel once. I stacked the black and white outlines first, then added the watercolored pieced into the openings.

For the sentiment I cut it from white, black and the watercolor panel and stacked them. For the front of my card, I rounded the corners and then added score lines every 1/4" for some light texture. I added both die cut pieces to the front of the card, then added a few gold gems, also from Memory Box.

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I hope you like my card for today! I had so much fun creating it. Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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