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04/18/2021

Sun 18

Bold and Bright by Jean Okimoto

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Need a quick card?  Greet someone with crisp white blossoms and a bold Wooden Alpha greeting on a  sponged, gold-spritzed background.  The All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set pairs bold blooms with coordinating dies for simple layered designs.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a flowery spring slimline idea.

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Stamp the flowers on smooth white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine Clair and quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the coordinating die from the set.

Diecut the Wooden Alpha greeting from a pink sheet in the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  

Sponge flamingo kitsch Distress Oxide onto white cardstock.  Cut it with the 7-¼ X 2-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Spray it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airi-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-12 x 8-½").  Punch ¼" dots from the gold 6x6 Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

Let bright colors and a spritz of gold upgrade quick cards for any occasion.  A bold greeting becomes part of the design -  the 108 colors in our 6x6 cardstock collection make it easy to find the perfect shade for your design.  

Hope you'll have a chance to take advantage of Impress' annual sale this weekend - the sales ends on April 18th.  Save 20% off the price of the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design stamps, dies andpapers on your wishlist.  View sale  details here.  

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04/16/2021

Fri 16

Birthday Mail
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone! I have a bright spring card for you today, unlike today's weather, which is snow and rain! 

To make this card, I started by creating a Distress Oxide ink blend on a piece of white cardstock.

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I placed the inked cardstock into a 3D embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine. Next, I took a sanding block and lightly rubbed over the embossed area revealing the white paper underneath. I glued the background to a white card base.

I die cut "Birthday Mail" shadow and "Wild Flower Stems" from white cardstock. The sentiment was die cut from purple glitter paper and glued to the white shadow die cut.

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I glued the die cut stems to the card front and then used foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the card.

That's it for today! Have a great day!

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04/15/2021

Thu 15

Watercolor and Double-Emboss the Stained Glass Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a sunny spring week with the popular - and versatile - Stained Glass Butterfly.  It's pressure- and gold-embossed for extra dimension.  Add a wonky DIY embossed slimline background and a greeting from Poppystamps too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more ways to use this great addition to the Memory Box butterfly collection.

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Cut a 3" square of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Paint the smoother side with overlapping diagonal layers of ink.  I used diluted shades of Imagine's dye ink refills - Vermillion, Lemon, Teal and Chartreuse.  Heat-set it, then pressure-emboss it with Stained Glass Butterfly using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.

Trim it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  Add a few specks of the Teal ink, air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

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04/14/2021

Wed 14

Retro Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Happy Wednesday everyone.  Had more fun stretching the Nested Globes dies again and made a retro masculine slimline birthday card to share today.  Besides mailboxes and tall rainbows, I also saw jukeboxes when I first saw these dies! 😁  

The jukebox base is done the same as the mailboxes in this post HERE.  The overall size of the jukebox is 3”x 4.75” and I used the darkest blue color from the Ocean Blue paper pack.   From there, I used the same steps for the tall rainbow in this post HERE, and trimmed / die cut / partial die cut from alcohol marker-friendly cardstock accordingly to build the jukebox.  Colored the green and aqua parts with Copic markers YG00, YG01, YG03, BG10, BG11, BG13.  Used Circle Basics, Square Basics, Vintage Sled and Double Diamond Lattice Plate (from Poppy Stamps) dies to die cut from Silver Polished Foil to accent and decorate.  Oh and of course the record was die cut from black cardstock. 

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Next, a Bristol slimline panel was die cut with the second largest Slim Basic Rectangle die.  Masked near the bottom and applied Black Soot distress ink (DI) to create the floor area.  The Vintage Varsity Alphabet letters were die cut also from Bristol paper, ombré colored with Blueprint Sketch DI using a blending brush, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give them some shine.  The rest of the sentiments from Birthday Rose Corner was white heat embossed on the same darkest blue paper as the jukebox.

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Adhered the panel to a 3.5”x 8.5” white card base, then drew in the music notes with a black marker and added highlights with a white pencil to the black record to finish.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

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04/12/2021

Mon 12

Nested Globes + Seed Stems/Layered Daisies + Glade Butterfly = 2 Just a Note Cards
by Anne Thompson

I ended up with two Just a Note cards for this post that each began with plaid papers and Nested Globes cut from watercolored papers, plaid papers, foil papers, and glitter papers and accented with Glade Butterflies and Seed Stems or Layered Daisies.

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Without a design in mind for a finished card, I started with two pieces of Memory Box Open Studio WATERCOLOR PAPER WP101 and watercolor pencils in shades of green and blue.  I oriented one paper vertically and the other horizontally, painting blue "sky" and green "grass".  Using the set of NESTED GLOBES 94532 I cut globes of different sizes from each of those papers.

My next step was to cut more globes in a variety of sizes from a variety of papers--a blue/green plaid from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014, blue foil from POLISHED FOIL PAD FP1001, light green glitter paper from GRACEFUL GARDEN GLITTER PAD GP1002, and bright blue glitter paper from TWINKLING JEWEL GLITTER PAD GP1003.

I then cut one of the small SEED STEMS 94534 from a scrap of the paper I had watercolored and two more from some scrap plaid paper.  I cut the detailed GLADE BUTTERFLY 94578 from another watercolor leftover piece and from some of the light green glitter paper and cut the solid one from blue foil paper. And I made several of the LAYERED DAISIES 94472 from plaid paper scraps.

Then I was ready to start to put a card or two together from the bits I had assembled in a pile on my work table.

Card One

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  • For this card I started with a white notecard and covered the front with a piece of plaid paper. 
  • Then I added these paper layers--a large globe from my vertical watercolored paper, a smaller blue foil globe, a smaller plaid globe, and an even smaller globe from my horizontal watercolored paper. 
  • Next I added the Seed Stems, gluing down just the stems with colored gems in the seedy centers. 
  • I used a Glue Dot to secure the detailed painted butterfly to the foil one underneath and added a gem to its center.  I used another Glue Dot to attach it to the card.
  • I die cut the base for JUST A NOTE POSH SCRIPT 94527 from more of the blue foil and the detailed lettering from a plaid paper scrap.

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Card Two

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  • Again I started with a white notecard and covered the front with plaid paper.
  • I chose two of the large glitter paper globes, one light green and one blue, and inverted them before stacking them on the front of the card, using Scor-Tape to secure them in place.
  • I added two of the LAYERED DAISIES 94472 on the left edge of the blue globe and adhered blue plaid gems in their centers.
  • I used a Glue Dot to attach the Glade Butterfly and put a blue gem on its body and pulled the wings up a bit for added dimension.
  • I cut the base for Just a Note from a scrap of the green glitter paper and the detailed words from a scrap of the card background plaid paper.

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This was very much a "let's see what I can make from this pile of stuff" process of card-making.  Starting out I knew I wanted to watercolor with my watercolor pencils and I wanted to do something with the Nested Globes, but I did not have a clear vision beyond that.  And in the end I really like these cards.  The foil paper and gems on the first card and the glitter paper on the second really pop.  Do you always start with a clear idea in mind or do you collect a bunch of stuff and see what happens?

Happy Crafting!

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04/11/2021

Sun 11

Spritz, Sponge and Speckle a Slimline Birthday Card by Jean Okimoto

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Need a birthday card idea?  Here's a spring birthday greeting in pinks and greens.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with techniques for weekend crafting.

Spritz both sides of Open Studio Watercolor Paper lightly with water.  Attach the Stained Glass Floral die to the smoother side of the paper.  Pressure-emboss it with the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

Cut Stained Glass Floral again from printer paper - we're using the 3 large offcuts to mask the uninked sections of the watercolor paper.  (You can also mask the very small triangle at the bottom...I didn't!)  Lightly tape the offcuts to mask areas around the embossed design.  Have a double layer of paper towel nearby.

Hold the offcuts down with a stylus or skewer and sponge the embossed sections with flamingo kitsch and twisted citron Distress Oxides.  Carefully remove the offcuts and spritz the inked design with just enough water so the inks start moving and filling the embossed sections.  Blot the excess ink with the paper towel.  Heat-set the inks.  Diecut it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  

Flick specks of diluted flamingo kitsch ink around the embossed design.

Cut the pink and green Spring Plaid Slim sheet with the 2-¼ x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a ¾" x 3-½" strip of the lime green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Attach both pieces to a pale sage slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Attach the embossed square.

Diecut Stained Glass Floral from a sheet in the 6x6 Lush Green Collection - leave it in the die.  Attach narrow strips of lined doublestick tape - like Diecut'nBond or Scor-Tape - along the outer edges and run it through the machine again to cut the tape.  Leave it in the die and remove the offcuts and tape liner pieces.  Flip the diecut (still in the die) over onto the watercolor paper.  Press it firmly to transfer and adhere the diecut onto the watercolor paper.   Carefully remove the die.

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Cut the Birthday Mail background from another 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet. Cut the delicate Birthday Mail overlay from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  You can either save and attach the very, very tiny piece that dots the "i" - or punch a ¼" dot of the pink glittered sheet and attach it behind the tiny hole on the green diecut. Option #2 is much easier!  Punch 3 more dots and attach them on the left side.

Thanks for following this long, detailed process - it's a lot easier than it sounds!  Hope you'll try this idea with similar Memory Box dies and your favorite colors.

Have a great Sunday - see you again on Thursday...

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04/09/2021

Fri 09

LOVE You- Heart Streamer
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I am sharing a shaped card using the Nested Globes Dies. 

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Here are the steps:

Trim and score a piece of cardstock, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 

Secure the largest globe die with the arch above the top of the card. 

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When you run it thru the die cutting machine it will not cut the top part of the card, giving you an arched shaped card.

Use the same die and cut a piece of aqua colored cardstock.  Adhere this to the card base.

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Next, die cut the Heart Streamer Globe and trim off the bottom strip (the scored part). I used a darker shade or aqua cardstock. 

I used the Wooden Alpha Dies to die cut the word L O V E.  I used the pastel glitter pad to die cut the letters and tiny hearts.

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Adhere the die cut letters to the center of the base with foam tape. Place two layers of foam tape to the die cut Heart Streamer Globe so it sits

above the die cut letters.

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I stamped and trimmed the partial sentiment from the stamp set Joyful Moments.  I adhered the sentiment to the globe.  Adhere the tiny glitter hearts to the streamers and base.
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Last, I threaded a button and adhered that to the arch of the Heart Streamer Globe.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Enjoy the weekend!

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Fri 09

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everybody! Today I have a clean and simple card for you.

  • I started by creating a distress ink background to go behind the butterfly die cut. I blended Citron Distress Oxide and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide on watercolor paper. I inked a piece of corrugated cardboard with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and stamped into the blended background. 
  • Next, I die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly in the center of a piece of white cardstock.

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  • I I trimmed and glued my inked background to a white card base. 
  • Next, I stamped the word Hello under the die cut window and used foam tape to adhere it to my card base.
  • I die cut a frame from the Square Basic die set, that is slightly smaller than the Butterfly die cut.
  • Next, I glued the butterfly die cut to the back of the frame and then adhered it to the die cut window on the front of the card.

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That's it for today! Have a great weekend!

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04/08/2021

Thu 08

Nested Globes Become Berry Red Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut contemporary flowers for spring cards with the versatile Nested Globes and the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  A bit of upcycled diecutting and the great colors of the Berry Red set add a fresh look to a slimline design for any occasion.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here sharing a self-challenge design.  I wanted to create these simple flowers from supplies in my stash, including the Poppystamps products I buy to make card kits for Impress here in Seattle and Stamps and Memories in Hawaii.   

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Cut partial pieces from the 6x6 Berry Red Collection with the 2nd- and 3rd-smallest Nested Globes dies.  Cut smaller sections of contrasting shades to create a layered, dimensional look.  Trim the edges with 2 of the Poppystamps Wave Trio dies.  

Cut Seed Stems from the lime green sheet in the Frosted Glitter 6x6 pad.  Assemble the flowers - trim the Seed Stem for the small flower.  

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Cut two partial pieces of the dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6 sheet with the 7-¼ x 2-¼" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle. Overlap and attach them where it'll be covered by the flowers, about 3" from the top edge.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and diecut the greeting with the die that's included in the set.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½") - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add ¼" dots punched from the gold sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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Hope you like these bright blossoms and their simple contemporary style.  The pandemic has taught me to be more resourceful - even when designing and papercrafting. Think of all the ways you can repurpose your Memory Box and Poppystamps products! 

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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04/07/2021

Wed 07

Special Hugs
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a simple card to share today.  It was not meant to be, but ended up being, a sympathy card after a long time family friend of my husband passed away unexpectedly last week. 

Started by die cutting watercolor paper with the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  Watercolored the background using Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks (DI).  Splattered with Black Soot DI and white gouache paint for a bit of texture.

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The butterflies were die cut from Bristol paper.  Only the detailed part of the large Sylvan butterfly was die cut and adhered directly onto the watercolor panel.  The shadow piece of the small Glade butterfly was watercolored first using the same DI, then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock. 

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Assembled the card to finish, popping the small butterfly up with mounting tape.  
And that does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.

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