27 posts categorized "Deep Edge Dies"

04/09/2020

Thu 09

Beary Best by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a card that was inspired by window teddy bear sightings in our neighborhood.  They were actually bears, elephants, monkeys, cats, bunnies and some we couldn't recognize - all out there and enjoyed by families on daily walks. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a card that's very different from the Easter project I was planning to post - hope you like it.

We all need something to smile about right now - why not make a card for that?  Share it with neighbors from your window, or send it to someone for their window.  

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The Snow Bunny Deep Edge Set becomes a bear again with just a change of ears.  Cut it from textured metallic kraft paper.  Cut the ear circles with the Circle Basics dies.  Diecut cardboard scrap layers to add dimension to the nose and feet.  The eyes and nose triangle are on one die - cut it from brown cardstock, then color the eye circles with a black marker.

Cut the ear and paw accents from the dark orange Cottage Stripes and Dots 6x6 print.  Cut the dark floral Cottage Meadow 6x6 print with the 3.5" x 4.75" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the floral tummy piece from the reverse side of the background print.

Cut the 2" x 3.25"  Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from the blue striped Cottage Stripes and Dots 6x6 print.  Stamp the greeting - from the Birch Press Design You Are Awesome Clear Stamps Set - with Pinecone VersaFine Clair on the pumpkin-colored print from the same set.  Heat-emboss it quickly with detail clear powder.

Here's an embossing technique we use in classes...pre-heat the embossing powder from the reverse side of the stamped cardstock, then finish it from the front.  This preheats the powder and (seems to) prevent overheating and scorching the stamped image or words.  

Score, fold and cut a blue A-6 (4.5" x 6.25") card.  Attach the diecuts.  Attach the greeting with thin foam tape.

Accent some of the flowers with Goldfinch and Strawberry Ice Open Studio Glitter Glue.  Set the card aside to dry the glue.

Memory Box Deep Edge Dies are great for fabric arts too - you can cut several layers at once.  Cut the larger bear shapes from fabric, then add cardstock details.  

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This little guy takes a few minutes to diecut and assemble, but he'll make you smile...promise!  Make some extras and send them to others for their windows too!  Bear cards eliminate problems caused by narrow windowsills, wide bears - or both.

Thanks for stopping by, take care...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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03/14/2020

Sat 14

Snow Bunny, Springtime Bouquet, Twinkling Jewel and Poppystamps Brilliant Rings by Jean Okimoto

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Want to add some sunshine to your life?  I hope the lovable Snow Bunny and pretty Springtime Bouquet prints will brighten your day!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with my favorite bunny and some fresh spring colors. I've used many more colors and pieces than usual - but I think we could use some sunshine and a reason to smile today.  Hope you agree!

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Attach label paper or a sticker sheet to white felt and diecut the Snow Bunny pieces. The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Cut the eyes (black), nose (pink) and one paw pad (gray) from cardstock.  Cut the tummy and ear sections from the lavender Springtime Bouquet 6x6 prints.  Assemble the bunny.

Snow Bunny was introduced in 2017 and is one of my favorite Memory Box sets.  It's from the Deep Edge dies collection that's also perfect for cutting multiple layers for fabric arts projects. We love him at Impress, and at Stamps and Memories in Hawaii.  Ask your Retailer to order him for you soon...we don't know when he might decide to retire.  He's very versatile and can be used to create puppies, bears, koalas and pandas too. Please scroll thru my Instagram for a few examples.  

Cut the new Poppystamps Brilliant Rings from the yellow Twinkling Jewel 6x6 glitter cardstock.  

Cut the Springtime Bouquet floral print with the 2-¾" x 4" Rectangle Basics die.  Stamp the greeting - from the new Sunflower Wreath Clear Stamps Set - on yellow cardstock.

Score, fold and cut a green A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Attach the diecuts - don't use any adhesive behind his poufy cheeks.  Attach the greeting with foam dots near the right side.

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Have fun creating some extra Snow Bunnies from the pretty prints in the new Cottage Meadow and Springtime Bouquet 6x6 sets.  Add glittery accents from the Twinkling Jewel and Delicate Pastel Glitter Packs too.  They'll be perfect for Easter, baby cards and little birthday celebrations.

Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

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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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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!

Jeansignature-3

 

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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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04/11/2019

Thu 11

Side Butterfly Circle, Feathered Friends and Birthday Blowout by Jean Okimoto

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A sweet bird from the Feathered Friends Deep Edge Dies and the Side Butterfly Circle create a spring birthday card here today.  Pick a greeting from the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout Clear Stamp Set and you're ready to celebrate!   Hello, Jean Okimoto here with combination of a favorite set from my stash - and a design from our Spring Collection.

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The Deep Edge dies are designed to cut through layers of fabric - so they're perfect for felt and special artpapers too.  Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet behind pale peach felt and cut the main section of the bird.  

Cut the overlay and wing from a pretty pastel print.  Cut an extra wing from a scrap of the paper and layer it for dimension.

I've borrowed the eye die from the owl - it's a little larger and stands out against the print.  Cut the beak from orange cardstock.

Assemble the bird - attach the wing with a tiny silver brad to add movement.

Prep the Side Butterfly Circle by rubbing it briskly with a piece of scrunched waxed paper to make it easier to remove the diecut.  Cut the circle from pale green cardstock.

Stamp the greeting -  from the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout  set - on Snapdragon cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and trim the greeting with the 1-½" Circle Basics die.

Attach the diecuts to a 5-¼" square white card - use foam dots for the bird.  Add pale orange gem stickers.

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Mix felt with bits and pieces of printed papers from your stash and make a few extra birds - and an owl or two.  You'll discover some great combinations of colors and patterns - and handmade embellishments always add a personal touch to your projects.

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

Jeansignature-3

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04/03/2019

Wed 03

Hoppy Easter with the Snow Bunny and Side Butterfly Circle by Jean Okimoto

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Winter's Snow Bunny is also perfect for spring cards especially when it's layered over the new Side Butterfly Circle.  Add a quirky greeting from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and it's ready to go!  Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with a sweet felt bunny card for Easter.

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Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to white and pale peach felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Cut the Snow Bunny's big ears, face, paws and body section from white felt.  Cut the nose from peach felt.  Cut the eyes from black cardstock.  Cut the inner ears and tummy from printed paper.  This pretty print is from an 8.5"x11" assortment by Shizen Design that's available at Impress.

Assemble the bunny.

Cut Side Butterfly Circle from mint cardstock.  Stamp the greeting - from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments set - on the center offcut with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and trim the greeting with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Here's an easy way to attach the delicate circle...

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Cut a strip of ⅛" ScorTape and snip halfway through the outer edge of the tape in ½" increments.  The little slashes along the edge help the tape conform to the circle and eliminate creases and bumps in the tape.  Not quite a major discovery...just something to make life easier!

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card of Snapdragon cardstock - use foam dots for the greeting.

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Snow Bunny is from the Memory Box Collection of Deep Edge dies that are perfect for cutting felt or multiple layers of fabric.  Pair plush felt with great printed papers for unique Easter cards, baby cards or birthday cards - or a sweet and thoughful thinking-of-you card.

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for two classes at Impress on Saturday April 6th.  It's FRIENDS AND FLOWERS at 10:30 and BEYOND THE BOX at 1:30.  Learn some new techniques, use your dies and stamps in unique ways, and have a great time!

Thanks for visiting - see you tomorrow.

Jeansignature-3

 

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12/21/2018

Fri 21

Memory Box Triangle Clear Stamp Sets, Typewriter Holiday Elements and Wintry Snowflakes by Jean Okimoto

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Holiday treats are sweeter when they're prettily packaged - and the Memory Box triangle clear stamp  sets make it quick and easy.  Hello, Jean Okimoto sharing my last Christmas 2018 design today.  Valentine projects are coming soon!

Score 8-½" x 11" sheet of smooth white cardstock lengthwise at 4" and 4-½".  Cut it into four 2-½" wide strips. Crease them on the score lines.  Cut or punch two angled corners.

Stamp the triangles from the Looking For Mr. Right Triangle, That's Acute Triangle,  Equal Triangle Clear Stamp Sets. Here's a list of the VersaFine Clair colors I've used - Verdant, Charming Pink, Tulip Red, and Green Oasis.  Use some Brilliance inks too - Pearlescent Orchid, Gamma Green and Starlite Black (for the "noel").

The greetings and 25-circles are from the very popular Typewriter Holiday Elements Clear Stamps Set.  

If you're making several of each design - clean the stamps with a damp washcloth after you've used each stamp two or three times.  This eliminates a build-up of dried ink and helps keep the lines and edges sharp and crisp.  

Diecut two silver glittered cardstock snowflakes with the Wintry Snowflakes Deep Edge Dies.

Punch ¼" circles of gold glittered cardstock.  

Attach the candy or treat with a bit of doublestick tape or glue dots.  I've filled these with Ghiradelli chocolate squares.  Punch holes and add gold cord ties.

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I love that there aren't any rules about "Christmas colors" anymore - especially with the wide range of pinks and greens available.  They're just waiting to be mixed, matched and layered. These simple treat wrappers would make great tags too.  

Here are the red and greens for a traditional look -

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Are  you loving the Memory Box triangles too?  It's hard not to use them!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have a great weekend.

Jeansignature-3

 

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09/27/2018

Thu 27

Feathered Friends and Stitched Bump Border by Jean Okimoto

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The sweet owl from Feathered Friends rests comfortably on a branch layered over the Stitched Bump Border on a fall card.  It's a mix of favorite dies, Scotch 3M washi and duct tapes - and some Tape Too Challenge inspiration.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a combination of great dies from my Memory Box stash.

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Attach the duct tapes, dotted washi tape and striped washi tape to white cardstock.  Attach the pink and orange patterned washi tape to pale gray cardstock.  Diecut the border, owl, eyes, beak and wing.  Assemble the owl - add movement to the wing by attaching it with a tiny gold brad that will allow it to move up and down.

Attach the border to a top-folded 5-¼" light gray square card.  Trim the right edge.

Cut the branch from the Swooping Branches and Leaves set from dark kraft cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the Spring Lilacs Clear Stamps Set - on light gray cardstock with Summertime VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder. Trim it with the 1" x  2" Stitched Rectangle Layers die.  It's a great match for the Stitched Bump Border - the stitches are hard to see on the black duct tape here,  but they're there!

Attach the diecuts to the the card - use foam dots for the owl.

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Write a short note on the inside, sign it, and send it to someone awesome!

Stitched Bump Border can be used in so many ways - here's a snowman from an earlier post...

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Use Stitched Bump Border for snowdrifts, beachy waves, sandbanks or rolling hills too.  It's also great for cutting a scalloped edge for stenciling.

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for the PAPERSTYLE 2019 - CALENDAR OR NOTECARDS class at Impress on September 30th.  We're layering 3-½" x 5" calendar pages or notecards with great seasonal and holiday icons and beautiful artpapers.  Keep the calendar or notecards for yourself - or present them as thoughtful gifts and a bit of year-round design inspiration. 

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

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07/11/2018

Wed 11

Hutton Wreath, Thanks Jotted Script and Feathered Friends by Jean Okimoto

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The happy Feathered Friends owl joins the new Hutton Wreath and Thanks Jotted Script on a color-splashed thank you card today.  Hi everyone - Jean Okimoto here with some of my favorite dies - and a timesaving 3-in-1 Jotted Script technique.

I love thinking of ways to save time - the husband says I'll spend 30 minutes trying to find a way to save 30 seconds.  If everyone saved 30 seconds, it would add up, wouldn't it?  Here's how to adhere the four Jotted Script dies,  glitter-ize them and add a bit of contrast against a matching background.  Not exactly rocket-science, but it's foolproof and sparkly!

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Attach Scor-Tape to coral creme cardstock and diecut the Thanks Jotted Script background.  Cut the delicate "thanks" from dark brown cardstock.

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Carefully press the delicate diecut onto the adhesive-covered background diecut.  Place the liner over it and give it an extra press.  Brush ultra-fine iridescent glitter over the remaining exposed adhesive.  I love the Impress Sparkle Glitter...it's almost time to buy another jar!

Cut Hutton Wreath from green cardstock.  

Cut Feathered Friends Deep Edge Dies owl from screenprinted paper.  Cut the face from natural cardstock.  Cut the wing from gold wrinkled paper.  Both papers are from Shizen Designs - I got mine from Impress.  The eyes and beak are on the same die - cut them from orange cardstock.  Use a marker to color the eyes black.  

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card of coral creme cardstock.  Add peachy-pink gem stickers.

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We're loving the "Jotteds" - it's hard not to use them.  I'll use them for stenciling on a future card.  Or cut the bold outline from the front of the card, then attach the delicate script on the inside to create a word window card.   So many possibilities!

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