87 posts categorized "Easter"

05/02/2021

Sun 02

Textured Layers for the Grand Spiral Shell by Jean Okimoto

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Double-embossing creates layers of dimension and sparkle on the new Grand Spiral Shell from our Under the Sea Collection. Ring Stack - filled with gold-specked offcuts - adds a bouncy look for a trio from the School of Fish.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope you're having a great weekend!

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Cut the solid Grand Spiral Shell from watercolor paper inked with soft overlapping layers of Kaleidacolor dye inks.  Pressure-emboss it with the set's detailed Grand Spiral Shell - use the rubber mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Leave the diecut in the die and sponge it with VersaMark - a clean, well-inked pad gives the best results.  Heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent Mboss Powder for a glossy, sparkly look. Clean the die with a wet washcloth.

Sponge or brayer more of the Kaleidacolor-ed watercolor paper with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with School of Fish - cut the entire set and save the extras for future projects.

Cut the detailed shell from a light aqua sheet in the 6x6 Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut it again from a gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad. Attach the diecuts - offset them for dimension.

Flick specks of Imagine's Sheer Gold Shimmer Spritz onto white cardstock.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then  heat-set.  Cut it with Ring Stack - we're using the offcuts. 

Cut Ring Stack again from the gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad.  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Adhere the gold-specked offcuts.  Attach the fishes - use foamtape from the green and aqua fishes.

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Hope you're taking advantage of the variety and versatility of the designs in our Under the Sea Collection.  Chose nature's realistic colors or your favorite tropical brights and have fun with these great designs!  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

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03/29/2021

Mon 29

3 Dies + 3 Kinds of Papers = Crystal Framed Daisy Stems Happy Easter Cards
by Anne Thompson

I needed a few more Easter cards to pop in the mail this week so I combined three dies and three kinds of papers for a couple of quick and easy cards.

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3 Dies

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  • CRYSTAL FRAMES 94523
  • DAISY STEMS 94538
  • HAPPY EASTER POSH SCRIPT 94544

3 Kinds of Papers

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  • MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013
  • BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001
  • POLISHED FOIL PAD FP1001

Card One

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the layers

  • white notecard, side fold
  • orange cardstock from Berry Red Collection 5 1/4 X 4 
  • largest crystal frame cut from a different shade in the Berry Red Collection
  • leaves cut from red Polished Foil Pad
  • Daisy Stems cut from coral plaids in the Madras Plaid Coral papers
  • another Daisy Stem cut from the same red foil paper and popped up over the other two with a foam dot
  • Happy Easter cut from orange cardstock with another red foil layer on top

Card Two

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the layers

  • white notecard, top fold
  • orange cardstock from Berry Red Collection 5 1/4 X 4 
  • largest crystal frame cut from a different shade in the Berry Red Collection
  • leaves cut from red Polished Foil Pad
  • three Daisy Stems cut from coral plaids in the Madras Plaid Coral papers with the top one popped up with a foam dot under the blossom
  • Happy Easter cut from orange cardstock with another red foil layer on top

I love the look of the Crystal Frame behind the flowers and can easily imagine making this card using a variety of the newest flower dies and changing up the sentiment for a many occasions.  

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Happy Crafting!  And Happy Easter!

Anne Signature

 

03/27/2021

Sat 27

Glitter Easter Egg Card with Video
by Sara Cook

I have an easy Easter card that has layers for a stunning effect.  Check out the video tutorial, link below.

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I used the Rustic Tree and Bramble Collage dies and cut out a medium and light green paper from the Lush Green paper pack.  Die cut the Rustic Tree Collage die out of the darker of the green paper and the Bramble Collage die from the lighter green.  Trim the papers to 4 1/4"x5 1/2".

For the background I ink blended  Squeezed Lemon Aid, Spun Sugar, and Tumbled Glass Distresss Oxide Iinks in a rainbow effect.

Add double sided adhesive foam tape to the back of the darker green paper and adhere to the lighter green paper.  Adhere the 2 stacked papers over the ink blended background and then adhere to a A2 size card.

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I die cut eggs using Half Dozen Eggs die set and Delicate Pastel Glitter pack.  I glued the egg die cuts on the front of the card.

Sentiment:

I used the Happy Easter Posh Scrip die and ut it out of pink Delicate Pastel Glitter paper an adhere to the top center of the card.

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03/25/2021

Thu 25

Easy Nested Globe Treat Totes by Jean Okimoto

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Need 24 treat totes in a hurry?  The new Spring Plaid Slim set - 2 each of 12 double-sided 3.5" x 8.5" plaids -  makes it quick and easy to fold and diecut these pastel totes for spring and Easter treats.   MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxCottageStripesAndDots, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitter6x6, JeanOkimoto, SlimlinePapers, TreatWrappers, TreatTotes, DiecutFlowers, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Hi, Jean Okimoto with a project inspired by Sara's sweet Spring Plaid Slim set baskets. These hold the foil-wrapped Ghiradelli egg and bunny chocolates - and the Ghiradelli squares. MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxDiecuts, TreatWrappers, TreatTotes

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03/23/2021

Tue 23

Handmade Easter Baskets with Video
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone. I have an Easter basket project today using the Spring Plaid Slim line paper pack.  This is an easy and fun project you can your kids can do together.  Check out the YouTube tutorial, link below.

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Basket:

Cut 2 pieces of matching slim line papers to 8 1/4" in length, removing the hole. Choose what side is inside of the basket and what is the outside.  Score 1/4" along the top of the inside of the paper and score at 4 1/4".  Turn paper and score 1/4" from edge of paper down the longest side at 3 1/4"..  Score the 2nd paper the same way. Fold along the score lines.  This will create 1/4" flaps along top and along 1 side of the paper.  Cut the corners of the each flap.  Then cut the long flap at the 4 1/4" score only up to the flap.  Cut the corners on each flap.  Glue the short flaps and adhere to the other side of the  paper to form a box.  Cut a base out of matching paper to 4"x4".  Add glue to the flaps from inside of the box and put the 4"x4" paper over the glued flaps.  To make the handle cut a strip of paper 11"x1".  Shape to form a curve.  Add glue to bottom 1/2" end of the strip and adhere to inside of the box.  Add glue to the other end and adhere to the other side of the box.

Now for the fun part, decorating!  This is where you use your creativity to embellish the basket how you want. Below are some ideas to get you started.

I used Wild Glass Boarder die to make a a grassy board around a basket.  Added eggs die cute out of Delicate Pastel Glitter paper using the Half Dozen Eggs die and and bunny die cut out of white paper using the Gentle Bunny Die.  

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I die cut the smaller flower of the Layered Cosmos craft die out of white paper and colored it with Pan Pastels.  Each flower used 3 layers of flowers.  Added a matching butterfly using the Glade Butterfly die.  Colored the base using Copic markers.  Cut out the top layer out of gold paper from the Polished Foil pad and glued it on top.   Arrange the elements on the basket.

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Now fill with your favorite Easter candy.  My basket will be filled with chocolate.  

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03/22/2021

Mon 22

Happy Easter Bunny Face Heart Streamer Globe Cards
by Anne Thompson

Looking for another way to use the Heart Streamer Globe?  Think outside the box and use different colored cardstocks!  Here are some cute Easter cards with some plaid backgrounds for the Heart Streamer Globes and Bunny Faces.

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Card One in shades of Coral

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Card Two in shades of Violet

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Card Three in shades of Green

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With these three cards it's all about the layering...combining plaids and solid colored cardstocks in those globe shapes to make the Bunny Faces pop.  The cards will look so cute tucked in Easter baskets this year for family and friends!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

03/14/2021

Sun 14

Double-Embossed Blooming Easter Egg by Jean Okimoto

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The Blooming 3D Embossing Folder creates an instant A-2 sized background - or diecut a portion of it for a glossy pastel Easter egg.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to highlight the beautiful details and dimension of this versatile floral design.

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Begin with watercolor paper's smoother side sponged with soft overlapping layers of pastel inks. Heat-set the inks, then place the paper in the Blooming 3D Embossing Folder with the inked side facing the bumpier side of the folder.  Pressure-emboss the paper using the plate(s) required for your machine.  I layered the thick platform, the folder+enclosed paper and 3 layers of 80# cardstock as a shim on my Platinum machine. No embossing mats or additional plates.

Place the embossed paper on a hard, flat surface and use a hard rubber brayer to coat the raised areas with VersaMark (use a clean VersaMark inkpad).  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  Cut it with the second-largest die from the Half a Dozen Eggs set.  

Cut Happy Easter Posh Script from the yellow Sunny Orange Collection sheet.  Cut two Wild Grass Borders from the Lush Green Collection sheet.  Cut three flowers from the Cherry Blossom Elements set from the pink Berry Red Collection sheet.  Punch ¼" dots from the yellow sheet for the center of the flowers.

Cut the yellow, orange and yellow-orange Graceful Garden glittered cardstock sheets with the 1-¼" Half a Dozen Eggs die.

Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die and attach it to a 3-⅝" x 8-⅝" white slimline card.  

Attach one grass border on the left.  Mark the postion of the orange glittered egg.  Attach the second grass border where the joined sections will be covered by the egg.  Trim the excess border on the right side.  

Attach the diecuts - use a ruler or T-square to align the greeting.  Attach just a few blades of grass. 

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Memory Box 3D Embossing Folders are great for quick cards with the addition of a simple greeting.  Or, use the folders as we've done here for cards to share with the special people in your life.

Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday!

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02/23/2021

Tue 23

Happy Easter
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing an Easter Slimline Card. I used a few of the newest products from the 2021 Spring Release

  • Happy Easter Posh Script Die
  • Bunny Face Die
  • Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die
  • Spring Plaid Slim Paper Pack
  • Vibrant Violet 6x6 Paper Pack

 
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A traditional slimline measure 3 1/2 by 8 1/2, so I used the slimline stitched rectangles die slightly smaller than the card base and die cut the largest panel. The smallest slimline stitched rectangle die can be any size you choose. I chose a much smaller one so I could see more of the pattern paper.

*TIP: When I die cut pattern paper I always use the same die and cut an extra piece from a sturdier cardstock ( mine is white) and adhere them together.

I adhered the pattern paper panels to the card base with foam tape. I die cut the Happy Easter sentiment three times and adhered them together. Than adhere the sentiment to the center panel.

I die cut the Bunny Face and colored him with Copic Markers. I added a small twine bow. I adhered the bunny to the center panel with foam tape.
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For a finishing touch I added some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Hope you have a great week!

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01/16/2021

Sat 16

Love Birds by Sara Cook

Welcome everyone!  Have a Valentines day card for those love birds out there. A scene inspired by the sunset that was half pink and blue. Perfect for Valentines card and the new Sweet Bay Collage die frame it.

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Sky:

Take a 3” square white paper and blend 2/3 Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and 1/3 Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  

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Birch Trees:

Die cut using Woodland Heart Frame out of 110 lb white card stock. Color the edges of the tress with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Drag some color across the trees randomly to create the bark of the birch tree.

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Humming Birds:

Die cut using Poppy Stamps Little Hummingbirds out of 110 lb white card stock. Color first, using Tumble Glass everywhere but the wings.  Then color the birds head and body with Peeled Paint.  Then color the wings with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  I used a light charcoal pencil to  outline the feathers in tail and wings, color in the beak and added an eye. 

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Sentiment:

Color 110 lb card stock 1/2 Tumbled Glass and 1/2 Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Die Cut using Sending Hugs dies centering the die between the 2 colors.  

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Foreground:

Die cut Sweet Bay Collage die out of green card stock and fussy cut out leaves and steam.  Die cut the Sweet Bay Collage again out of brown A2 sized card stock   Glue the leaves and steam on the brown.

Assemble:

Glue the birch trees on the sky in the center of paper.  Glue the Sweet Bay Collage aligning it over the birch trees and sky background.  Glue the humming birds over the heart shaped branches.  Glue on the sentiment.  Mount on a A2 card.

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04/14/2020

Tue 14

Dies in the Raw
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here! Today I wanted to share two cards with you. I used dies that were untouched, or uncolored. The first one is an Easter card I made for my niece. I used the Little Bunny Trio Die and Small Clutch of Eggs Die and die cut the images several times.  I used a pink and ivory scheme but imagine all the different color combos you can choose!  After I was happy with the alignment, I adhered the bunny/ egg rows with foam tape onto pink cardstock.  I added some gold paint splatters. 

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I embossed the Happy Easter sentiment with gold embossing powder onto kraft cardstock than mounted the panel onto gold glitter paper. I used the stamp set Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps. For a finishing touch I added some sequins.

For my second card, I left the dies uncolored...

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I inked up a piece of teal cardstock with evergreen bough distress oxide ink. I die cut the Splendid  Poppy Stems several times. Than adhered them to the inked up card base randomly. Trim off the excess stem or flower. I added some splattered whit and gold paint and set aside to dry. 
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I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. I used the stamp set Sunflower Wreath. When the panel is dry adhere it to the card base.  Before I adhered the sentiments, I strung some gold thread in a circle than layered the sentiments on top. I added sequins for a finishing touch.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for stopping by!

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