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02/16/2024

Fri 16

Spring Cheer Collection is Here! by Jean Okimoto

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Meet the sweetest new members of the Memory Box family of dies!  They're from the just-released Spring Cheer Collection - Layered Lamb, Layered Chicks and Layered Bunny - ready for your spring and Easter projects.  The release also includes 4 beautiful, vivid 6x6 solid-core 110# cardstock color assortments perfect for diecutting, stamping, embossing and foiling.  Hi, Jean here with my first of many designs from this wonderful collection.  

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Cut Layered Lamb from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Color the legs with a dark gray marker.  Color the areas for the ears, muzzle and eyes with pale pink watercolors and a black marker.  Set the diecuts aside to dry.

Cut Layered Chicks from pale yellow and two shades of orange in the Sunrise 6x6 pack.  Color the eye areas with a black marker.

Cut Cute Layered Bunny from Open Studio Watercolor Paper and gray cardstock.  Color the eye area with a black marker.

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Here's a quick and easy way to cut the eggs from the Woven Basket of Eggs set.  Cut ½" wide strips of the peachy-pink, green and blue 6x6 sheets in the Blush, Greenery and Lagoon packs.  Tape them together and diecut them all at once.  Cut the basket from light kraft cardstock.

Cut Happy Easter Dover Script from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut pale blue cardstock with the 2.9" x 7.9" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a pale blue slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the bottom edge of the basket.  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

These adorable spring diecuts are great for shower, new baby and birthday cards too.  The new 6x6 collections make it easy to coordinate and layer the perfect colors for any season.  Or trim them with the A2 card-sized Rectangle Basics, Wrapped Stitched Rectangle or A2 Rectangle Frames dies - then attach them to plain white A2 cards for custom-colored cards! 

Thanks for visiting...hope this spring card and happy colors are the beginning of a great, crafty weekend for you!  See you with another design from our new collection on Tuesday!

Jeansignature-3

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02/14/2024

Wed 14

Anemone Bird House
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  It may be Valentine’s Day, but my card is not. 😂   I have a simple card with all the spring feels to share today using  Anemone Blooms and Elegant Anemone dies from the Anemone collection with the Woodgrain Bird House and Leaf Bunches  dies from the 2023 Christmas collection.  

All pieces were die cut from white cardstock paper and ink blended with dye inks using blending brushes.  Wilted Violet and Stormy Sky distress inks (DI) were used for the anemone flowers, Black Soot DI was used for shading on the bird house and two gradient green color dye inks from Altenew were used for the leaf bunches. 

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Trimmed a 3/8” strip from white woodgrain paper for the bird house post and added shading to it as well using Black Soot DI.  Lightly ink blended Milled Lavender DI to the bottom of an A2 size Bristol panel before assembling the card onto a white card base.  I was going to leave the card blank, but went digging in my bits bag and found this Poppy Stamp gold foil Modest Greetings 1 sentiment that works nicely for many occasions.  

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Well, that does it for my card.  Get ready for a brand new release tomorrow.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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02/13/2024

Tue 13

From Bud to Blossom by Jean Okimoto

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Balance the bold dimensions of the beautiful Anemone Bloom with a slimline card and a simple greeting from the January Anemone Collection.  Soft blues can be frosty winter pastels - or in anticipation of spring - just 5 weeks away!  Hi, Jean here with a simple  thank you card from our latest release.

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Cut Anemone Bloom from a light blue 6x6 in the Ocean Blue Collection.  Color the stamens with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair - we're using just the two larger pieces here.  Color the sepal with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Set them aside to dry.

Cut white cardstock with the die from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set. We're using just 2 of the diecuts here - save the others for another project.  The tray's diecuts are perfectly-sized for several of the new rub ons.  

Cut the bud from the new White Anemone Rub Ons - leave a generous border around the design.  Carefully remove the paper liner.  Gently tap the design onto the small rectangle diecut. Place it between two layers of printer paper and run it through your diecut machine to burnish the bud onto the cardstock. (The rub ons set (2 sheets) includes a wood craft stick to burnish the designs if a diecut machine isn't available.)  Carefully remove the frosty plastic layer.

Back to the anemone...assemble the blossom.  Attach it to the larger white rectangle diecut - use foam tape between the petals for shadowy dimension.

Glue two pieces of the same Ocean Blue 6x6 together for dimension and cut the Thank You Debut Script background.  Cut the delicate top layer from white cardstock.  Assemble the greeting.

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Attach the diecuts to a blue slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the greeting.  Add blue Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - Happy Valentine's Day to everyone celebrating tomorrow!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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02/10/2024

Sat 10

Happy Spring
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie again here today with a quick and easy Happy Spring card featuring new paper and a beautiful word die from the latest Anemone Collection release.

I used one of the pretty papers from the "Anemone Grove" 6X6 paper pad.  It's so detailed and filled with little anemone flowers, leaves and berries in pinks, whites and greens.  There's just a little yellow in there too, so look closely below at the gorgeous details in this paper:

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I put the paper behind a heart opening in the card front, made with the "Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut-Out" die and then die cut the "Happy Spring Debut Script" die from inked cardstock and white cardstock.  Next I added it to the heart center and then added "Pastel Jewels" (JWO002) in each of the tiny flower centers.

I do have a quick tip for you if you use liquid glue to add the thin letters to the shadow, or really for anytime you have delicate dies to glue together.  Put a dab of glue on either a scrap piece of paper or even on the back of your hand and spread it around, the quickly tap the back of the delicate die piece in the glue and adhere it.  This keeps you from getting glue seeping out and really works well if you are using mirrored papers too.  Even though most glues dry clear, if glue seeps out on mirror type paper, it always seems to show even after it dries.  Just a little tip I use to glue my sentiment together and any other tiny dies when I don't want any glue seepage.

Here's one last look at my card for today:

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This card was super quick and with those gorgeous papers, and one word die, it makes a fast and beautiful card in no time.  I hope you will give this design a try.  You can even keep several on hand in your stash without a sentiment on it and then when you need a particular card for any occasion you will have one ready to go!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you next time!

AngiesignatureNEW

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02/09/2024

Fri 09

Snow Fairies…Inspired by a TV Show by Jean Okimoto

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International TV shows don't often inspire card designs - but the Snow Fairies documentary on Japan's NHK TV inspired today's card.  They're adorably fluffy, rare long-tailed birds  - and the Poppystamps new Nordic Bird Bunch set has the perfect die for this little bird (they just needed longer tails).  Hi, Jean here with a  ScandinAsian Valentine idea.

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Cut Birch Tree Trunks from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  The diecut is very detailed, but it's easy to remove.  Start at the bottom of the trunks and wiggle the offcuts away instead of trying to pull the trunks out. 

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to wool-blend white felt and red felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the second-largest heart of the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out set.

Cut the Nordic Bird bases from white felt.  Cut the 2 larger wing pieces from Open Studio Watercolor Paper (instead of felt) to highlight the Nordic details. Cut the combined beak/eye sections and the left bird's wings from black cardstock. Some Snow Fairies are all-white, some have darker sections - we'll have one of each type.

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They have very long tails. We're using 2 branches from the tree trunk (shown on the left side of the packaging) to create special felt tails for them.  Trim the original tails, then attach the tree branch sections.  Cover the area with a wing!

Glue 2 pieces of gray cardstock together for dimension and diecut the new Hugs Debut Script background. Cut the detailed top layer from red cardstock.  Cut the background from red cardstock too, for more dimension.

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Assemble the birds and greeting.  Attach everything to a gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add bronze Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Looking for more ideas?  Search Snow Fairies NHK TV - the show is available on demand until March 31st.  Not sponsored or anything like that...I just think you'll enjoy it too!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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02/06/2024

Tue 06

3D Embossed Anemone Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Inky highlights call attention to the details of the new Anemone Drift 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set.  Remember way back when pressure embossing meant a hand-embossing with a lightbox and stylus?   Thank goodness for embossing folders that make it so easy to create cards now! Hi, Jean here with another design from our January Anemone Collection.

Trim a light blue/lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection to about 5" x 6" and spritz both sides with a light mist of water.  Emboss it with the Anemone Drift 3D Embossing Folder.  

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Highlight the design with inks - shaded lilac and mowed lawn Distress Oxides were used here.  Dry the inks, then cut the tray usng the  die from the Vintage Tray set.  

Cut the tray again from a light blue 6x6 from the Ocean Blue pack. We're using just the frame here - I inked the woodgrain diecuts for another project.  Attach it to a  pale lavender A2 card.  Add the embossed/inked anemone pieces.

Cut two backgrounds from Hello Debut Script set and glue them together for dimension. Cut the  detailed top layer from a dark blue Stormy Blue 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.

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Attach everything to a light lavender A2 card.  Add blue Bright Jewels.

Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

 

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02/05/2024

Mon 05

Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

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Hi everyone, today's card features more new products from the new 2024 January Anemone release.  I decided to use the Anemone Bloom as my focal point for my card.

The anemone was die cut from white cardstock and I used Distress Inks to add color to the images.  

Flower: Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks

Leaves: Peeled Paint Distress Ink

Flower Centers: Black Soot Distress Ink

I glued the anemone together and put it aside while I worked on the card background.

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I dry embossed cream cardstock using the Anemone Drift 3D embossing folder.  This was glued to a black cardstock mat and then adhered to a cream woodgrain card base.

Using a circle layer die, I die cut a circle from the Anemone Plaid paper pad and glued it to the card.  

Next, I used foam tape to adhere the Anemone Bloom to the card and spattered it with gold ink.

The word "Greetings" was die cut from gold metallic cardstock and the shadow from black cardstock.  I glued the word to the black shadow die cut and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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To add some interest to the card, I finished by adding some black embellishments to it.

Thanks foe stopping by today and have a great week!

Donnasignature

 

 

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02/03/2024

Sat 03

Hugs Anemone Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  I have another card featuring the new Anemone release.

I started by dry embossing navy blue cardstock using the new 3D Anemone Drift embossing folder.  Next, I lightly rubbed a white pigment ink pad across the embossed cardstock to highlight the flowers.  I cut the embossed panel at an angle and adhered it to a A2 white card base.

I cut a thin strip of gold metallic cardstock and glued it next to the embossed layer.

The anemones and leaves were all cut from white cardstock and inked with Distress Ink.

Flowers: Squeezed Lemon and Wild Honey Distress Inks were used

Leaves: Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Inks were used

Flower Centers: Black Soot Distress Ink

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I glued the flowers together and adhered them to the card along with the leaves.

Next, I spattered gold ink on the top half of the card.

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To finish the card, I die cut the word "hugs" from metallic gold cardstock and glued it to a white cardstock shadow die cut.  

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

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02/02/2024

Fri 02

Heartfelt Hugs from the January Anemone Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Send special hugs with layered anemones from our latest collection.  It can be a Valentine design, friendship card or note of encouragement.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of stashed favorites and three new die sets from our January Anemone Collection. The Garland 6x6 set of seasonal florals includes a print to pair with our latest designs.

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Cut the anemone print with the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.  The stitches are part of the die's outline - we're using just the heart insert here.

Cut Anemone Blooms from peach cardstock - cut an extra stamen.  Color the stamens with a black marker and set them aside to dry.  Assemble the blossoms - add the extra stamen to the "closed" anemone.

Cut the sepals and leaves of the Anemone Bud Duo set from green cardstock.  Attach the sepals to the anemones.  Remove one of the larger leaves. Attach the anemones and leaves to the heart - use foam tape for the top halves of the flowers.

Glue two pieces of natural cardstock together for dimension and cut the solid Hugs Debut Script background.  Prep the detailed die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper - it'll help release the delicate diecut.  Cut the greeting from peach cardstock.  

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Attach the diecuts to a side-folded natural A2 card - use foam tape for the greeting.  Trim the corners with a corner rounding punch.  Add lime green Bright Jewels.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great weekend!

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01/29/2024

Mon 29

Greetings in Green by Jean Okimoto

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Add fresh color to a winter day with a White Anemone Rub On on a background of green plaids and prints.  Hi, Jean here with a fill-in post - and more mix-and-match ideas from our January Anemone Collection.

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The Anemone Plaid link will be added later - here it is with the Anemone Grove set.

Thanks for visiting - see you in February!

Jeansignature-3

 

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