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01/29/2020

Wed 29

Scribble Rose Trio and Embossed Double Stitch Happy Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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Emboss the entire Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out set and create a soft, poufy background for the Scribble Rose Trio. Glitter the roses and add a greeting from the Big and Little Words Clear Stamp Set - and that's it!  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a design that can be a Valentine...or not.  We love the latest collection for more than just Valentine projects.  The dies, stamps and embossing folder are so versatile you'll reach for them throughout the year for weddings, birthdays, thank-yous and cards of encouragement.

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Cut Coral Creme cardstock  (textured-side-up) with the 4" x 5-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Trim the corners with a corner-rounding punch.  Tape the four Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies to the rectangle.  Attach the tape near the left edge of the rectangle where it'll be covered by the flowers later - removing the tape might damage the cardstock.  Pressure-emboss the hearts.

Attach ScorTape or Couture Creations tape to the top of Arroyo cardstock and diecut the solid blossoms from the Scribble Rose Trio.  Cut Scribble Rose Trio from Flintstone cardstock.  Attach the detailed diecut to the tape-covered solid blossoms.  Brush iridescent glitter over the remaining exposed adhesive to create a trio of sparkly roses.

Stamp the frame - from the Big and Little Words set - on the smoother side of Coral Creme cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  Stamp the greeting in the frame.  Dry the ink, then trim the cardstock and round the corners with a punch.

Score, cut and fold a natural white A6 card.  Attach the diecuts to a natural white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼".)  Attach the greeting with foam tape.  Add three peach-colored gem stickers.

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Hope you like the embossed look too!  It adds quiet details and texture to any background.  

Thanks for stopping by - see you again tomorrow!

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01/28/2020

Tue 28

Hugs Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone, today I have a fun resist technique to create backgrounds for your cards. I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock, and filled the background with my stamped images. Next I white heat embossed the images. 

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The embossing powder acts as a resist to the watercolor paint I added to the background.  I did dry my paper in between adding more watercolor to build up a deeper color. I added white paint spatters to the background. 

Next I die cut the Hugs Loving Heart from white cardstock and glued it to a piece of vellum. I trimmed around the outside of the heart and glued it to the card front.  

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I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued that to the card. To finish the card I glued a few embellishments to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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01/27/2020

Mon 27

Banded Heart Locket and Love Airy Script by Jean Okimoto

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Attach a pair of the new Banded Heart Lockets to the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Outs on a Valentine for your special guy.  Cool, masculine grays and bright reds create a crisp contrast on today's card.  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple design to start the workweek.  Change the colors and make it a shower, wedding or anniversary card too!

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Cut Banded Heart Locket from gray and white cardstock.  Cut two hearts with the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies - 2.2" wide from red glittered cardstock and 3.1" wide from the Poppystamps Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape attached to gray cardstock.  It's the perfect washi tape for snow,  confetti or white splattered dots - whatever you need!

Punch a ⅛" hole near the top of the large heart.  Attach the glittered heart to the large heart with doublestick tape.  Attach the white and gray Banded Heart Lockets with gold cord.  Curl the cord.

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Pressure-emboss a folded white A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") with the 3.1" Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out.  It creates an outline on the front of the card - and frames the greeting on the inside.  Stamp "xoxo" - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps - with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair in the embossed heart inside the card.

Cut accent strips - ¾" x 3-½" of the gray plaid from the Dashing Holiday 6x6 set, ¾" x 4" of gray cardstock and ¾" x 3-¼" of the dark gray stripes from the Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 set.  Attach the hearts and strips to a white A-6 (4-½" x6-¼") card.  

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Here's an easy way to prep a self-adhesive greeting.  Diecut Love Airy Script from red cardstock - don't remove the diecut or the offcut.  Place three strips of ⅛" ScorTape or Couture Creations tape horizontally across the back of the diecut.   Run it through the machine again to cut the tape - leave it in the die again.  Flip it over onto the card and use a pokey tool to push the self-adhesive greeting onto the card.  The double cutting process makes it easier to cut completely thru the tape and its liner.  Pressing the delicate greeting directly onto the card keeps it intact, without any distortion or wonkiness.

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It seems like 2020 just started - but January's almost gone!  Hope our Design Team's Valentine ideas have helped and inspired you to create special cards for your sweeties.  

Special thanks to everyone from last week's VALENTINE WISHES class at Impress - hope you like the cards and techniques!  Thanks to Ann - for the Dilettante chocolates and lemon gummies!  And thanks to Ann, Erin and Lynne of Impress for helping everyone find the perfect supplies for Valentine cards, treats and gifts.  

Thanks for visiting...see you soon!

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01/24/2020

Fri 24

Hello...
by Michelle Bala

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Hello! Michelle here.  I've been itching to ink up the stamp set, Friendship Floral Heart!  I opted for one of the smaller floral cluster and used it to stamp the background. I shaded the flowers and colored the background with Copic Markers in shades R00, R21, R32, R43; RV10, RV02, RV04; YR24; YG11, YG61; BG96. I splattered some white and gold paint and stickles glitter glue. 

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I die cut Hello Banner Script Die, with a metallic adhesive backed paper I adhered to cardstock before cutting.  I inked up two strips of cardstock with the same Copic colors to match the flowers. I embossed the sentiments with rose gold embossing powder.  

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After I assembled the card I scattered some sequins. Thanks for stopping by for peek! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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01/23/2020

Thu 23

Single Daisy Stem on a Pinpoint Leaf Frame by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut a Pinpoint Leaf Frame background for the Single Daisy Stem. Stamp a greeting - one of the many great messages from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps Set - and diecut it with a Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another design from the 2020 Valentine's  Collection.

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Cut white cardstock with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  This versatile set is temporarily out of stock at Memory Box but may be available from your favorite Retailer.  Cut the rectangle with the Pinpoint Leaf Frame.

Cut Single Daisy Stem from gray cardstock.  Cut the blossom from pink cardstock.  

Cut a 1-¾" x 3-¾" rectangle of white cardstock.

Round the corners of both rectangles and a top-folded gray A-2 card.  

Stamp "#loveyou" on light pink cardstock with Brilliance Starlite Black and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the smallest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut another heart and layer them for dimension.

Assemble the card and add clear gem stickers.

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Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's Memory Box class at Impress. Thanks for the pretzel chips and Jelly Belly Valentines Jan!  We love the latest release...and think it's the best Valentine Collection ever!  Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lynne - for helping us shop and fill those baskets with Memory Box products.

The Impress Valentine Open House begins at 10 AM this Saturday - with demos from 10-Noon, make and takes, cupcakes, great displays and inspiring samples.  Bring your Memory Box/Poppy/Birch Press Designs wishlists and take advantage of the 10% off shopping discount too!

Join us for another Valentine Wishes class at Impress from 1-3:00 on the 25th too. Our cards will feature the new Valentine designs - and a simple origami heart.  Add special effects to Banded Hearts with the Nuvo Shimmer Powder too!

Thanks for stopping by...

Jeansignature-3

 

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01/22/2020

Wed 22

Stylish Rose Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I’m taking a detour from hearts today to share a floral birthday card made with new and previous released products.  I have a bunch of birthdays coming up and needed to build up my stash. 


Bristol and silver foil paper were used for my card.  The silver hexagon Stylish Frame from the previous Holiday release was die cut from the center of the silver panel matte behind the Pinpoint Leaf piece.  I didn’t see any point in using more silver foil paper when most of it was not being used and getting covered up.  Another hexagon frame was then die cut from white pearlescent paper to be inlaid with the silver one.

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The Scribble Rose Trio was die cut twice next and stacked.  Blue ink was added to its shadow then covered with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  Heat embossed the sentiment from Birthday Blowout stamp set with silver embossing powder.  Before assembling the card, blue splatters were added.

 

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I apologize if this seemed short.  It’s been a rough week dealing with a plumbing leak and today is the first day out of our home for about month while restoration occurs.  Keeping my fingers crossed there are no delays.  And that does it for me today.  Thank you for dropping by.  

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01/20/2020

Mon 20

Love- I Can't Get Enough
by Michelle Bala

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Michelle here! Sharing a card for Valentine's Day or if you're feeling love in general {lol}. I totally love any word die and glittery paper!!!  And, I have a little tip to share with you.

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If you're like me, you probably fell for one of those computerized cutting machines. Well, I have a ton of glitter vinyl paper that is useless because I no longer use that machine! If you adhere a piece of the glitter vinyl paper to regular cardstock it cuts perfectly with your word dies!!!!                                        10                                               

I inked up my background with Drifting Hearts Stencil and distress oxide inks in shades dried marigold, ripe persimmon, and picked raspberry.  I splattered some gold and black paint and set aside to dry.  I die cut some flowers using Single Rose Stem craft die and Single Daisy Stem craft die. I used the same distress oxide inks to color the background of the flowers. 

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I embossed the sentiment from the stamp set Big and Little Valentines in gold embossing powder. I trimmed the cardstock and layered all the die cuts and a piece of gold tread onto the stenciled background. I embellished with some clear stickles glitter glue and some pink gems.

I hope you give this a try! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Michellesignature (2)

 

 

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Mon 20

Tiny Gift Bags with the Pinpoint Leaf Heart and the Love Airy Script
by Anne Thompson

How about a cute little red gift bag--or three-- adorned with the PINPOINT LEAF HEART  94390 and the LOVE AIRY SCRIPT 94326?!!!

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I found the cute little bags in a bundle at Michaels and thought they'd be perfect for valentine table favors.  When I got them home I auditioned a number of dies, finally settling on the Pinpoint Leaf Heart and the Love Airy Script which I cut from gold foiled cardstock.   I used a tape runner for the heart and a glue pen for "love" to adhere the die cuts to the bags.  I still had the box of Christmas ribbons out so I grabbed some narrow red satin ribbon, shiny red curling ribbon, gold tinsel twine, and narrow gold wired ribbon and tied some on the handles.  Easy peasy and adorable!

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I just love the look of the Pinpoint Leaf Heart so I cut as many as I could from all of the gold foiled cardstock I had.  I wasn't sure how I'd use them until I found a dozen little red heart-shaped boxes.  A perfect fit!

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Sometimes when I know that I'm going to be decorating bags or boxes and have a particular die or stamp in mind as the feature image, I will often take a die cut or stamped sample with me to the store to see if I can find the bag or box that is the perfect size.  Most often, though, I work in the reverse order--I buy the bags and boxes and then figure out what I have that will work the best like I did for these.  Filled with chocolates and other little treats, these are going to look so pretty on our Valentine's Day table.

Happy Crafting!

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01/16/2020

Thu 16

Create a Love Airy Script Heart and Add the Scribble Rose Trio by Jean Okimoto

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Transform the Hugs Loving Heart into a Love Airy Script heart with a quick trim.  It's an easy way to create custom designs with your favorite greeting dies.  Add a glittered Scribble Rose Trio and your Valentine card is ready to go.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a snip-and-go technique for great greetings.

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Cut Hugs Loving Heart from red cardstock.  Remove "hugs" with three quick snips - save it for another project.  Cut Love Airy Script from the same red cardstock.

Cut the pale gray dotted print from the Dashing Holiday 6x6 set with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Attach the Loving Heart outline and Love Airy Script to the gray heart background.

Cut the Scribble Rose Trio outline from white cardstock.  Cut the triple background from red glittered cardstock.

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded gray A-2 card.  Add pale gold gem stickers.

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I think it's great when we can alter our diecuts and create something new.  Try this technique with some of the words from our Jotted designs too!  

Special thanks to everyone from last week's BIRTHDAYS HAPPEN class at Impress!   Thanks to Jan, Jenny, Robin and Jacky for the great snacks too.  Thanks again Ann, Erin and Lynne - for helping everyone fill their baskets with the latest papers, tools and toys.

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for a new class this Saturday.  We're using the great dies and stamps from the Valentine 2020 Collection and making cards with a hearts-and-hugs theme. Make cool cards to  celebrate friendship, send a hug or remember someone special on Valentine's Day.

Thanks for visiting - keep warm, see you again next week!

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01/15/2020

Wed 15

All My Love
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  This quick and simple Valentine’s card was intended for my hubby, but he came by and saw it just as I was finishing up... <grrr>😂  Guess it’s back to the drawing board. 

Anyway, I started by die cutting the Butterfly Heart Frame from Bristol paper.  It was adhered to velum trimmed to the same size, then to an A2 sized gray panel.

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I wanted to add dimension only to the heart, so used scraps of Bristol paper to die cut just the heart portion twice. Trimmed away unwanted parts to get the heart ring.

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I thought about ink blending the heart cut-out, but saved myself some time and die cut another heart from a scrap of red cardstock.  The sentiments from Big and Little Valentine’s stamp set were white heat embossed on it, then black soot distress ink was sponged around the edges for some dimension.  Spritz the whole card with a shimmer spray for some sparkle to finish.

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And that was it!  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!

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