98 posts categorized "Collage"

03/06/2021

Sat 06

Slimline Flowers and Friendships by Jean Okimoto

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Surprise a special friend and celebrate a lasting friendship with a flowery slimine card.  The Slim Diagonal Collage creates a subtle, dimensional background and a nice contrast to the bold flowers.  Hi, Jean Okimoto - and yes, it's another slimline card!  I love how slimlines provide a lot of the whitespace to balance large design elements and bright colors.

Stamp the floral design from the All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set on smooth white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Sponge the stamped image with Distress Oxides - picked raspberry, worn lipstick, wild honey, twisted citron and mowed lawn.  Dry the inks, then cut it with the coordinating die.

Stamp the greeting on ivory cardstock with Onyx Black and dry the ink. Cut the greeting circle with the 2" Circle Basics die.  Blend the green inks on a scrap of white cardstock and cut another 2" circle. Attach the green circle - offset to the right - behind the greeting.

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Trim a sheet of ivory cardstock to 8-½" tall x 7-½" wide.  Save the remaining 8-½" x 3-½" piece for the back panel.  Score the 7-½" wide piece at ¾" and 4-¼".  Fold and crease the cardstock on the scored lines.

Unfold the cardstock and cut Slim Diagonal Collage about 1" to the right of the ¾" scoreline - run the die through the machine lengthwise.  

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Assemble the card - attach the ¾" folded section behind the 3-½" x 8-½" panel to for the back of the card.  Fold the remaining section to the inside and attach it with narrow strips of foamtape about ¼" away from the diagonal cutouts.  Foamtape adds shadows and dimension.

Attach the stamped pieces.  Add ¼" dots punched from the yellow-orange Frosted Glitter sheet.

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There are two floral clear stamps and matching dies in the All the Happiness set.  Create a similar design with the other stamp and die.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you like slimline cards too!

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03/01/2021

Mon 01

Wildflower Thank You
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a Thank You card I created using some of the new flower dies from the Spring Release:

Lavender Stems Die, Wildflower Stems Die, and Daisy Stems Die. I die cut the flowers using Memory Box Watercolor Paper

and used Karin Brush Markers to watercolor.  

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While the watercolored flowers are drying, I used the Crysral Frame Die and the Twilight Purple 6x6 Paper Pack and die cut the frame. I adhered the frame directly to the card base of an A2 card. When the flowers are dry, I layered them on top of the frame, over-lapping.
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I die cut the Thank You sentiment using the Sunny Orange 6x6 Paper Pack, 3 times. I adhered them layer by layer. Than adhered the sentiment on top

of the stems. For a finishing touch I added a twine bow and some iridescent gems.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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02/28/2021

Sun 28

Look for Rainbows Slimline Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello, it's Angie here today with some of the new 2021 Spring dies, stamps and papers from Memory Box!  This latest release not only has some amazing new large stamp sets and beautiful dies, it also has the newest product - 6" X 6" card stock pads in the most amazing solid coordinating colors!  My card showcases several of the gorgeous colors available in these new pads of card st0ck.

I used several new dies, new paper and a new stamp set, along with a few previously released dies too. 

 Here's a video showing how I made this card:

1)  The rainbows were made with the new "Arch Collage" die and five of the new 6" x 6" solid color paper pads.  I first used the arch die on seven colors of card stock.  Next I cut the arches from a slimline white panel, adding a white backing panel to it, so I could paper pieced the strips into the negative space on both rainbows.

I also used several of the newly released slimline dies.  I love to make slimline cards and these dies make it so easy to do.

2)  The white panels were cut with the new "Wrapped Slim Stitched" rectangle dies and the black panel was cut with one of the new "Slim Basic Rectangle Layers" die.  This die set has so many sizes to create layers of any size on your slimline creations.

3)  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black card stock and it is from the "Joyful Moments" clear stamp set.  I die cut it with the smallest die in the "Wrapped Stitched Rectangle" die set.

4)  The hearts were cut from the same pink paper with the "Sprinkle Heart Collage" die and placed on the card front.

5)  Lastly I added the card to the card base (which was 3.5" x 8.5") and added lots of shimmer pen to all the hearts and all the arched colored pieces.  It's hard to see the shine but in person, it just glistens!

Here's one more look:

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I hope you have a chance to stop by the Memory Box website to see all the wonderful new products.  This release is one of my favorites ever!  

The video above of the making of this card is also on my YouTube channel if you would like to see it, click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to stop by every day this week to see the new products featured by the design team!

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02/21/2021

Sun 21

Butterflies and Brighter Days by Jean Okimoto

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Have you entered our February Pretty Purples Challenge?  

Here's a Spring Collection card with a mix of purples ranging from soft lavenders to bright violets, and everything in between.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a new collage die and two butterfly sets that just couldn't wait for warmer weather.

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Cut an 8-⅝" x 7-¼" piece of white cardstock.  Prep the new Slim Diagonal Collage by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the little pieces.  Cut the cardstock with the Slim gDiagonal Collage.  Score and fold the cardstock at 3-⅝" for a slimline card.

Cut an 8-½" x 3-¼ piece of white cardstock.  Center it (temporarily) under the collage cutout and lightly pencil-mark the corners of the collage.  Attach Cornelia Violet 1" Washi Tape to cover slightly beyond the pencil marks.  Attach the rectangle behind the cardfront.

Cut the detailed Sylvan Buttterfly and Glade Butterfly from the Frosted Glitter Pad violet sheet.  Cut the solid Sylvan and Glade butterflies from scraps of ink-blended cardstock.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - on the pale lavender dotted Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots 6x6 sheet with Imagine Crafts Neon Purple.  Heat-set the ink.

Punch ¼" dots of the purple Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Attach the greeting, then add the butterflies using foamtape.  

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The Slim Diagonal Collage looks great over anything - tiny prints, solid colors, watercolors or abstract backgrounds.  It multi-tasks for embossing and stenciling too.

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

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02/18/2021

Thu 18

Sideways Over the Rainbow by Jean Okimoto

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The new Arched Collage and Color Wheel 6x6's create a perfect rainbow - like on Michelle's Rainbow Shaker card.  Or add a watercolored Wrapped Stitched Rectangle, Color Wheel 6x6's bright pastels, and Graceful Garden glitter diecuts for a totally different look.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to take advantage of these great dies and papers from our 2021 Spring Collection.

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Cut watercolored paper with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with Arched Collage.  Save the offcuts for another project.

Cut 3" strips of the Color Wheel cardstock in different widths (from left to right) - 1-¼", 1", ¾", 1", 1". They're from these sets - Twilight Purple, Vibrant Violet, Sunny Orange and Fresh Aqua.

Tape them together to keep them intact, then attach them behind the Arched Collage.  There are 9 Color Wheel 6x6 Sets - a total of 108 beautiful colors!  Use your favorite shades (or the recipient's) and vary the widths for different looks.  Or stack the colors vertically, like a real rainbow.

Cut a white Thank You Posh Script background.  Cut the delicate top layer from the pink Graceful Garden Glitter Pad sheet.  

Cut Stitched Rain Boots (a classic favorite for many years) and punch ¼" dots from the glitter sheet too.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for boot on the right.

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Slimline cards are always a nice surprise in the mail.  The envelopes look like plain everyday mail - finding your handcrafted card inside makes it extra-special!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and safe.  See you again this weekend!

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02/07/2021

Sun 07

Plaid Hearts Slimline Valentine Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with 2 versions of a plaid heart slimline card, plus an extra gift tag.

The first version of the card, pictured above is more clean and simple with less detail and embellishment.  Here's how I made my card:

1)  First die cut a slimline panel 3.25" by 8.25" of white card stock with the "Pinpoint Heart Plate" die

2) Cut about 20 plaid hearts from the "Christmas Plaid" paper pack with smallest die in the "Double Stitched Heart Cut Out"  or the "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out" die set, or both at the same time if you have both sets.

3)  Glue the hearts inside the pinpoint dots of each heart on the die cut "Pinpoint Heart Plate" white die cut panel.  Below you can see mine after I had glued all the hearts down and started trimming off the overhanging edges.

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4)  After trimming off any hearts hanging off the edges, adhere that panel to a black panel that is 1/8" bigger for a mat.

5)  Add the paper-pieced panel with black mat to the card base.  (Card is 8.5" by 3.5")

6)  Heat emboss in white on black card stock, the sentiment words which are from "Berry Wreath" Christmas stamp set and attach to card front at an angle.  I love that you can use this set for much more than just Christmas by combing the separate words into exactly what you need!

7)  Using the "Sprinkle Heart Collage" die, I cut several of the smaller white hearts from the "Frosted Glitter" paper pack to use on the card front

 That completes version one, the clean and simple one.  Below you can see the second version with extras on it.

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If you prefer this second version, here's what I added:

9)  Cut thin strips of black and white glitter paper from the same paper pack to outline the top and bottom of the sentiment.  Also place more white hearts inside the some of the background plaid hearts.

There you have it!  Two versions of the same card!  Which do you like best?  Being the clean and simple gal that I am, I actually prefer the first one.

Now, while I had my supplies out, I went ahead and created this tag for a gift basket:


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1)  Used the same heart die from "Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out" on a white A2 size panel, then backed the opening of each cut out heart with ombre shades of Distress Oxide inked card stock.  (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry) I put the ink direct to paper so this was really a quick way to get the colors behind the heart openings.

2)  Add the stamped words in black ink, from the same stamp set, "Berry Wreath," then cut the whole panel with a "Stitched Rectangle Layer" die.  I punched a small hole in the top left corner and ran some twine through to tie it on the basket.

This is a basket full of cards from a Facebook group that sends cards to show kindness to people who are in need.  I wanted to add something to the basket "with love" and these stamps and dies were perfect for making this tag!

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today!  I had so much fun creating these!  Be sure to come back tomorrow - you won't want to miss the blog posts this week - they will be amazing!   Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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02/06/2021

Sat 06

Deep-Emboss the Floral Bouquet Heart by Jean Okimoto

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Dies are great for embossing but they sometimes need a little extra help.  Add extra dimension to your embossed designs with some behind-the-scenes washi tape and a diecut .  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a few techniques, delayed by many hours of internet connection challenges.

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Two special steps in the embossing process create smooth details and minimize splitting and cracking of the cardstock.  First - attach wide washi tape behind the bright pink 80# (or heavier) cardstock to stabilize it and keep it from tearing.  It's on the backside and won't be seen.  Cut it with the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.

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Next, cut a scrap of cardboard with the Floral Bouquet Heart - use a metal shim for a smooth, complete cut.  Place the die over the pink heart as usual.  Place the cardboard diecut behind the pink heart so it functions like the bottom layer of an embossing folder. Tape the stack to the embossing mat so it won't shift.  Pressure-emboss it using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

Cut Sprinkle Heart Collage from pink cardstock and trim the edges.  Place a strip of the white sheet from the Frosted Glitter Pad behind the cutouts.

Cut BIG Hugs Posh Script from light gray and bright pink cardstock and assemble the double-layered greeting.Attach everything to a light gray slimline card (8-½" x 3-⅝").  Add  ¼" dots punched from the silver sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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Embossing adds interest to any project - let your Memory Box dies create focal points and backgrounds to complement your design without overwhelming it.  

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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01/24/2021

Sun 24

Sweet Bay Collage on a Garland Background by Jean Okimoto

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The new Sweet Bay Collage creates the perfect window for a floral background from the Garland 6x6 print.  Stitched bold Vintage Varsity Alphabets match the slender Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  Add sparkle with glittered diecuts and punched circles.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for Valentine's Day - or any day. 

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Trim white cardstock to 8-½" x 10-⅞".  Score it at 3-⅝" and 7-¼" for the front and back panels.  The remaining panel will be folded to the inside later to cover the back of the collage.

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Cut the center panel with Sweet Bay Collage - keep the two small leaf offcuts.

Cut the Garland floral print with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Tape it behind the Sweet Bay Collage.  Fold and adhere the third panel. Attach the two small white leaf offcuts.  Cut the two leaves again from the pale peach Delicate Pastels glitter sheet.  Attach them over the small white leaf offcuts.

Cut L, V and E from pale peach cardstock with the Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  Cut the second-smallest heart from the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  Cut the center out with the smallest die from the heart set and replace it with a pale peach glittered heart.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  

Punch ¼" dots from the lime green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.

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Brighten a winter day with floral prints from the Garden Folly, Springtime Bouquet and Garland 6x6 prints.  Coordinate them with their matching Stripes and Dots 6x6 packs.  They're great for holiday thank-yous, Valentine and birthday cards .  

Thanks for visiting...see you on Thursday!

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01/18/2021

Mon 18

Sending Love Shaker Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some of the fun new products for Valentine's Day! I used the largest die from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Die. This die is perfect for creating a shaker card. I die cut a piece of red cardstock than splattered it with white paint. Set aside to dry. 

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Next, I used the Pinpoint Burst Plate and embossed a piece of aqua cardstock.  Adhere the embossed panel to the card base. When the top die cut panel is dry, turn it over and adhere a piece of clear acetate to the back. This is the shaker window. Frame out the shaker window panel with a double layer of foam tape and remove all tabs.

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Sprinkle a mix of sequins onto the aqua cardstock where the shaker window will position.  Adhere the top panel over the sequins.  Last, die cut the sentiment Sending Love Posh Script two times. I used the Holiday Glitter Pad and aqua cardstock to die cut the sentiment. I adhered them together slightly off center. Than adhere the sentiment to the card.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Hope you'll give this shaker a try!

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01/16/2021

Sat 16

Love Birds by Sara Cook

Welcome everyone!  Have a Valentines day card for those love birds out there. A scene inspired by the sunset that was half pink and blue. Perfect for Valentines card and the new Sweet Bay Collage die frame it.

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Sky:

Take a 3” square white paper and blend 2/3 Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and 1/3 Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  

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Birch Trees:

Die cut using Woodland Heart Frame out of 110 lb white card stock. Color the edges of the tress with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Drag some color across the trees randomly to create the bark of the birch tree.

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Humming Birds:

Die cut using Poppy Stamps Little Hummingbirds out of 110 lb white card stock. Color first, using Tumble Glass everywhere but the wings.  Then color the birds head and body with Peeled Paint.  Then color the wings with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  I used a light charcoal pencil to  outline the feathers in tail and wings, color in the beak and added an eye. 

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Sentiment:

Color 110 lb card stock 1/2 Tumbled Glass and 1/2 Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Die Cut using Sending Hugs dies centering the die between the 2 colors.  

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Foreground:

Die cut Sweet Bay Collage die out of green card stock and fussy cut out leaves and steam.  Die cut the Sweet Bay Collage again out of brown A2 sized card stock   Glue the leaves and steam on the brown.

Assemble:

Glue the birch trees on the sky in the center of paper.  Glue the Sweet Bay Collage aligning it over the birch trees and sky background.  Glue the humming birds over the heart shaped branches.  Glue on the sentiment.  Mount on a A2 card.

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