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03/28/2020

Sat 28

Shadow Stencilling
by Trina Pham

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Happy weekend everyone.  I’m popping in quickly today with an all-occasion masculine card.  I used the Leafy Rows stencil from the 2020 Spring collection and the shadow stencilling technique for my card.

Using a mini blending tool, white pigment ink was applied to the leafy stencil over a piece of Kraft cardstock.  Because it is a pigment ink, I pounced on the ink rather than blending in circles to avoid having the ink seep underneath.  Used a heat tool to dry it.

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Next, placed the stencil back over the images, then shifted it slightly up and to the left before inking it with Walnut Stain distress oxide ink.. and voila!

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For some shine and still keep it masculine, the B-E-S-T Vintage Varsity letters were die cut from black foil paper while the Wishes Jotted Script sentiment was die cut from gold foil paper.  They were mounted onto a vellum circle.

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The gold got a bit lost against the Kraft, so a dark brown shadow was added behind to help it stand out better.

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And that’s it from me.  Thank you for visiting.  Stay home and craft on. 

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03/26/2020

Thu 26

Welcome Spring with the Oval Fold Frame, Picket Tall Curve Border and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape by Jean Okimoto

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Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape adds instant springtime when you need a quick card.    Diecut Poppystamps' Oval Fold Frame and emboss it with Picket Tall Curve Border to add some quick texture.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with an easy spring design for you.  I love it when my tools and supplies do all of the work for me!

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Cut and score pale pink cardstock twice with the Poppystamps Oval Fold Frame.  Fold the narrow tab back. Crease both frame sections on the other scored line.  

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Pressure-emboss the folded panels with the Poppystamps Picket Tall Curver Border.  Attach the embossed pieces to a pale pink cardstock rectangle cut with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  

Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and diecut it using the oval from the Oval Fold Frame set.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on a scrap of the pale pink cardstock with Summertime VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder - VersaFine Clair is a fast-drying ink.  

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Looking for a bit of sparkle?  Diecut the bright green glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the Picket Tall Curve Border.  Tiny sparkly green squares!

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Need some Easter cards?  Just add some felt bunny diecuts and a new greeting instead - and you're done!  This could be a Mother's Day card too.

The pandemic forced us to cancel the March 28th SPRING THINGS class at Impress - but I'm hoping to sell class kits for the 5 Spring/Easter cards and a treat wrapper.  

Thanks for visiting - be careful, stay safe and make some  spring cards...

 

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03/24/2020

Tue 24

Watercolor Birthday Rose
by Michelle Bala

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          Hello there! Michelle here, trying my hand with some watercoloring. I cheated a bit and used distress inks and water to paint this beautiful stamp. First I embossed the Birthday Rose stamp with super fine gold embossing powder onto Memory Box's Watercolor Paper. I colored the floral with distress ink shades peeled paint, seedless preserves, mustard seed, and fired brick. Set aside to dry.

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                                     I applied a light waterwash of mustard seed ink to the background, using the same watercolor paper. Allow to dry, than adhere to the card base. Die cut the floral bouquet and adhere that over the watercolor base with foam adhesive. I added some white and gold splattered paint. 

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 I embossed the sentiment, from the same stamp set, with the same embossing powder. For a finishing touch I added a few gems.

Thanks for stopping by today!!! 

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03/23/2020

Mon 23

Happy Easter Card with Little Bunny Trio in a Springtime Bouquet Papers Pocket
by Anne Thompson

My friend Donna showed me a neat paper folding technique to create a pocket of sorts and I made one to highlight the die cut bunnies for this card.  

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I began by choosing double-sided papers from the SPRINGTIME BOUQUET PP1006 6X6 pad.  I used two pieces, a striped one and a floral that coordinated.  I cut the striped paper 4X5.25 and taped that to a white notecard and set it aside.  With the floral piece of paper I cut a 4" square and a 2" square.  I set the 2" square aside.

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I took the 4" square and folded it in half, keeping the floral side on the outside, opened it up and folded it in half again to make the four quarters.   

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I placed the square flat  with the inside yellow print facing up and folded each of the floral points in to the center.  Then I folded each point back to the outside edge.

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I used Scor-Tape to attach this pocket to the front of the notecard.  (I put it down on an angle but you could line it up square for a different look.)

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I added the 2" square of the floral paper in the center opening of the pocket.

I die cut the LITTLE BUNNY TRIO 94455 from a scrap of pink glitter paper from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP1001.  I used foam dots behind the two larger bunnies and a mini Glue Dot behind the smaller one as I added them inside the pocket.

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I chose the "Happy Easter" sentiment from the Poppystamps SPRINGTIME FUN CL491 set and stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black ink in the lower righthand corner of the card directly on the striped paper.

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Another look at the finished card...

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And because you know I usually make at least two, here's another.

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For this card I used two pieces of the same paper from the COTTAGE MEADOW PP1003 6X6 pad--leafy corner on one side and leaves on the other.  I assembled this card in the same manner as the first, but added "Happy Easter" from the Memory Box/Open Studio BIG AND LITTLE SPRING CL5254 clear stamp set.  I think I like this one best because of the papers I chose and my paper folding was a little more precise.

I love these little pockets.  I'm going to try them with squares in other sizes and with other die cuts in the centers.  You could also use dimensional stickers (like butterflies) in the pockets.  They fold pretty flat for mailing but pop up a bit once out of the envelope.  Fun!

Happy Crafting!


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03/22/2020

Sun 22

Rustic Tree Collage, Cottage Meadow 6x6 Pack and the Whittle Giraffe by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut a Rustic Tree Collage background from a Cottage Meadow 6x6 print for the Poppystamps Whittle Giraffe. These great new floral prints make it easier than ever to create quick cards that look very detailed...but they're not!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a little Whittle card designed to make you smile.

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Cut the Cottage Meadow orange floral print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.  Cut the rectangle with the Rustic Tree Collage - save the big center section.

Cut three Whittle Giraffes from yellow cardstock and attach a scrap of black cardstock behind one of them for his nostrils. Add the other two for dimension.  Color it with a Memento Peanut Brittle marker.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Poppystamps Whittle Love Clear Stamps Set - with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair on the light pink dotted print from the Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots set.  Quickly emboss the greetings with detail clear powder.  

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Attach the outside greeting with foam dots.  Attach the inside greeting with doublestick tape to keep the card from getting too bulky.

Add Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue to the center of the flowers.

 

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Thanks for visiting!

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03/19/2020

Thu 19

Gloriosa Butterflies, Double Stitch Square Cut Out and Cottage Meadow 6x6 Prints by Jean Okimoto

 

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A glittered Gloriosa Butterfly, Cottage Meadow 6x6 print and Double Stitch Square Cut Outs are a great combination for spring cards.  We're loving Cottage Meadow's "corner prints" as much as we love the overall florals of this great new set.  This is a beautiful, versatile set!

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a very pink design today - hope it inspires you to add some prettiness to the world.  We certainly need it right now!

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Cut the Cottage Meadow dark floral corner print with the largest Double Stitch Square Cut Out die.  We're using just the inside square.  Cut the square with the second-largest die - leave the frame and square in the die.  Attach double-stick tape to the diecuts - place the tape so it forms a "bridge" between the frame and the square.

Score, cut and fold a pink 5-½" square card.  Square cards require extra handling and postage but I hope this card helps someone get thru a rough time. Attach the frame and square to the card.

Cut the big Gloriosa Butterfly Background from the dusty pink dotted Cottage Stripes and Dots print.  Cut the big detailed Gloriosa Butterfly Outline from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter cardstock.  Cut the butterfly center from matte gold cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Poppystamps Greeting Basics Clear Stamps - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.

Attach the butterfly and greeting to the card - use foam dots for the greetings.  Color the white/orange-speckled Delicate Pastel glitter cardstock with a peachy Copic or Sharpie marker.  Punch ¼" dots and add them to the card.  Love  to create glittery custom-colored accents with the Memory Box glitter cardstock MemoryBoxGloriosaButterflyDuoOutlines, MemoryBoxGloriosaButterflyDuoBackground, MemoryBoxDoubleStitchSquareCutOut, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxCottageMeadow6x6Pack, MemoryBoxCottageStripesAndDots6x6Pack, PoppystampsGreetingBasicsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, ButterflyCards, 6x6Prints, GlitteredDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Thanks for visiting...hope you'll be inspired to continue creating your beautiful cards for everyone we can't spend time with right now.  

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03/18/2020

Wed 18

Bramble Collage, Little Bunny Trio and Cherry Blossom Elements by Jean Okimoto

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The new Bramble Collage - cut from a Cottage Meadow print - creates a spring bunny scene.  Add some glittered flowers from the Cherry Blossom Elements and dot the centers with Open Studio Glitter Glue.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with an Easter design for you.

Cut the Cottage Meadow print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Bramble Collage.  

Cut Sweet Bunny and two of the Little Bunny Trio from the white Delicate Pastels 6x6 glittered cardstock.  The smallest bunny is cut from the reverse side so he faces left.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded green A2 card.  

Cut Cherry Blossom Elements from pink glitered cardstock.  Attach the flowers to the card - add dots of Butterscotch Glow glitter glue.

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There are so many great ways to use the new Cottage Meadow 6x6 set.  The colors are bright and fresh - try them on your next card!  

Thanks for visiting!

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03/17/2020

Tue 17

Lucky To Know You
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today I have a card for you that could be something other than a St. Patty's Day card. I have several birthdays in March and this card could easily be used for all of them.

To create this card I used apiece of Yupo paper to make an alcohol inked background for my shamrock to sit on.

I only used a few colors to create a very subtle color scheme for my card.

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I used the new glitter paper to cut 3 hearts each, from the Double Stitch Loving Heart Die set and the Double Stitch Happy Heart Die set.  

I glued some thread to my card background and glued the heart die cuts on top of it. Using the same glitter paper I hand cut a stem for the shamrock and glued it in place on the card.

On a strip of black cardstock, I white embossed my sentiment and used foam adhesive tape to adhere it to the card.

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To finish the card I adhered my card front to a black cardstock mat and used foam adhesive tape to glue it to my white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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03/16/2020

Mon 16

Twiggy Nest, Small Clutch of Eggs, Little Bunny Trio, Matinee Rectangle Layers, and lots of Glitter Paper
by Anne Thompson

How about that Little Bunny Trio robbing the Twiggy Nest of its glittery Small Clutch of Eggs?!  That's the Easter Bunny scenario I had in my mind as I pulled out dies and papers to create this card.   That Easter bunny has to get his eggs somewhere!

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To begin, I used one of the larger dies in the MATINEE RECTANGLE LAYERS 94438 to cut one of the lighter glitter papers from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP1001.  I adhered this to a Meadow notecard with Scor-Tape.  I then cut a smaller rectangle from the Matinee Rectangle Layers using Key Lime Dots paper.  I attached that to the glitter rectangle using more Scor-Tape.

Next I die cut the TWIGGY NEST 94424 using a bright green glitter paper from the TWINKLING JEWEL GLITTER PAD GP1003.  I used a little glue to stick the bottom of the nest onto the Key Lime paper.

I cut lots of eggs from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the SMALL CLUTCH OF EGGS die 94456.  This die cuts three large and three small eggs each time.  I used Glue Dots on the backs of the eggs to tuck them into the nest among the twigs which also helped to secure the top of the nest to the card panel.

I used a pink glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad to cut out the LITTLE BUNNY TRIO 94455.  I put a foam dot on the back of the largest bunny and added him to the Key Lime rectangle.

To finish the front of the card I tied some lime dotted ribbon in a bow.  On the inside I added another of the larger Matinee Rectangle Layers cut from Key Lime dot paper with a smaller white cardstock one on top where I can write my message.

 

the second card

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This time I used a Birch Press Design Persimmon notecard and one of the printed papers from the COTTAGE MEADOW PAPERS PP1003 for the card base layer.  I tucked a glitter paper Matinee Rectangle in the upper right corner so I wouldn't cover up too many of the corner flowers.  I assembled the nest and its eggs in the same way as before and this time used all three glittery bunnies at the bottom of the card.  I added a large pink satin ribbon bow to the edge of the nest to finish this card.

I have a good start now on crafting Easter cards.  There are sooo many great products to use from the Spring 2020 Collection!!!  What have you been doing with the new glitter papers and glitter glues?  Post your creations in this month's challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

 

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03/14/2020

Sat 14

Copic Coloring on Glitter Paper
by Michelle Bala

46                                                                                             Michelle here! Hope you're all feeling well and taking care of yourselves! Did you catch Dave's video on how he colored the new glitter cardstock with Copic Markers? I did and gave it a try...and loved it!!! Watch it when you can!                                                                                                                                          47                                                                                             I used the Fractal Diamond Stencil and distress oxide inks in shades tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, and chipped sapphire. Than I splattered some white and gold paint. Set aside to dry. I die cut the Splendid Poppy Stems from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad and used some Copic Markers to add color. I can't believe how much it sparkles!!! I used B63, B94 and G29. I added some white dots with a gel pen. I separated the poppy stems and tied them together with bakers twine. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. The sentiment is from the stamp set Birthday Rose Corner clear stamp. For a finishing touch I added some sequins.

48                                                                                              For this next card I followed the same technique with the stencil as my background. I used the Tulip Oval Collage to die cut from the same Pastel Glitter Pad. I colored the tulips and stems with Copic Markers in shades B63, B94 and G14. I trimmed the glitter cardstock to 5 x 5. I stamped and trimmed the sentiments from the set Big and Little Spring clear stamp. For a finishing touch I added some squins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michellesignature (1)

 

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