200 posts categorized "Fall"

10/16/2021

Sat 16

Florentina Wreath Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

 

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The new Florentina Wreath sets the scene for a fall design of Halloween icons and bright orange glittered diecuts from the new Festive Glitter Pad.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a mix of favorites and the latest additions to my Memory Box stash.

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Prep the Florentina Wreath die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate sprigs and little pieces.  Cut it from a light gray sheet in the Earth Neutrals Collection.  

Cut the house from the Haunted House Dome Layer from Kraft Woodgrain paper. Trim the bottom edge. Cut the house again from the bright orange Festive Glitter Pad sheet.  Leave the orange glittered diecut in the die and pull the outer offcuts away - leave the little pieces in the windows and doors.   Attach bits of tape behind the windows and doors to keep them intact.  Remove the glittered diecut and attach it - offset - behind the Kraft Woodgrain diecut.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer - from White Woodgrain paper. Cut the pumpkins from an orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.

Diecut a strip of the same orange sheet with the Slim Confetti Plate.  Trim it to 4" x ⅝".

Score and fold a side-folded A2 card of black cardstock.  Trim ½" from the right edge of the card front.  Attach the confetti strip.  

Cut Slim Confetti Plate dots from a scrap of the orange glittered cardstock.

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Assemble the card - use a foam dot for the small pumpkin.

Hope you're almost ready for Halloween...it's just 2 weeks away.  Taste-test and enjoy a few pieces of the candy stash and make some cards this weekend!  

Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday.

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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10/09/2021

Sat 09

DIY Wonky Frame Bat Attack by Jean Okimoto

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Attach an intentionally-wonky frame around homemade ghosts for a very DIY Halloween design.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here after many hours of fidgeting with a camera glitch (online manuals*?#!!) - hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Here's a fall scene that started off with a delicate, straight big Stylish Rectangle Trio frame cut from a sheet in the Sunny Orange 6x6 Collection.  Dropped in on the table (w/adhesive!) and distorted it when I tried to retrieve it.  Liked the new weirdly-wonky shape and decided it would be scary and great for Halloween.  Things improved after that...

Cut the inner rectangle offcut with a smaller Stylish Rectangle Trio die. Cut it with the new Pinpoint Daisy Background.  Cut some black Majestic Glitter Pad dots with the new Slim Confetti Plate for accents.  The new Slim Confetti Plate is great, as intended, for backgrounds - and it's even better for diecutting a bunch of perfect dotty accents from all of the Memory Box Glitter Pads.

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Cut bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the black Majestic Glitter sheet too.

Cut White Woodgrain Paper with the two smallest Nested Globe dies and use a screwpunch to add eyes and mouths.  Attach black globe diecuts behind them.

Cut "boo" from the gold Majestic Glitter sheet and black cardstock with letters from the new Bennet Alphabet dies.

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Attach everything to a top-folded black A-2 card. Isn't it great that Halloween cards are very forgiving...wonky frames and lopsided letters are OK!

Thanks for visiting...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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10/07/2021

Thu 07

Halloween Scene on the Slim Pinpoint Burst by Jean Okimoto

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The new Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate can be a starburst, sun or fireworks. Today it's a subtle textured background for a collection of Halloween diecuts.   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a layered boo-window design for you.  

Cut pale orange cardstock with the 3.l x 8.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the center section of the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate.  Attach it to a dark gray slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

P1008725Cut "boo" through the layered rectangle and card front using the larger Bennet Alphabet letters.  Cut the smaller "boo" from the orange 6x6 sheet in the new Glitzy Glitter Pad.  Close the card and attach the letters through the cutouts for accurate placement.

Cut the bats - from the Haunted Dome Entrance Layer - from the black-gold sheet in the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad.  It's a beautiful new color!

Cut the face section of the Jack O Lantern bucket from the dark orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection. Cut the plain semicircle and handle from black cardstock. 

Cut the smallest Nested Globe from a white sheet in the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad  and from black cardstock too.  Use a screwpunch to punch 3 small holes.   Layer the pieces to create a little ghost. P1008724

Hope you're liking the projects we've designed with our new Christmas collection.  Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

09/25/2021

Sat 25

Paper-Pieced Plaid Ring Stack by Jean Okimoto

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Great news...coral and pink join orange and black as Halloween colors this year! The Sunny Orange and Madras Plaid Coral and Green paper packs are filled with warm plaids and orange and yellow 6x6's for your Halloween cards. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a layered slimline design for fall.

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Cut ivory cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Ring Stack.  Attach strips of lined doublestick tape behind the cutouts - Couture Creations  ⅛" tape is great for this.  

Cut the light gold 6x6 from the Polished Foil Pad with Ring Stack.  Cut the coral Madras Plaid sheet with Ring Stack too.  We're using the plaid oval offcuts here.  Set the gold Ring Stack outline into the taped rectangle. Attach the oval offcuts.  

Cut Jack o Lantern Bucket base from the dark orange Sunny Orange 6x6 sheet.  Cut the plain semi-circle and handle from black cardstock.  Assemble the bucket.

Cut the bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the black Frosted Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the light sandy orange 6x6 sheet with Onyx Black VeraFine.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.

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Cut it near the left edge with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Trim the excess on the right edge with a larger die from the same set.  It's a quick-cut custom-sized greeting strip without the measuring and trimming.

Attach everything to an ivory slimline card - 3-½" x 8-½".  Add orange jewels from the Bright Jewels set.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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09/24/2021

Fri 24

Thankful
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have an easy, no coloring card for you.

I started by stamping and white heat embossing the pumpkin image onto kraft cardstock.  Next I used a gray water based marker to add some shadows to the image.  

I spattered the background with white and black inks.

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I mounted the kraft panel onto a black cardstock mat and tied a piece of jute around the bottom of the card front.  I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next I stamped the word "Thankful" on a strip of black cardstock, white heat embossed it and used foam tape to glue it to my card front.

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To finish the card, I added some Black Nuvo Drops to add a little dimension.

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

Donnasignature

 

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09/18/2021

Sat 18

Double-Collage a Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

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Today's Halloween project somehow ended up with everything on one card.  Like two collages, domes, 3 colors of glitter, ghosts and pumpkins and an underwater castle - or an overgrown royal garden.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here on a cold, rainy weekend that's perfect for indoor cardmaking.

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Cut the largest Nested Globe from black cardstock and the dark orange 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Cut the black globe with Kelp Collage.  Remove the small kelp strand on the right side.   Cut the extra seaweed strands from black cardstock too.

Cut Fantasy Castle Collage from the light gray 6x6 in the Earth Neutral Collection.  Cut the moat (or wall) too.  Attach strips of ¼" lined doublestick tape behind the window cutouts.  It takes a few minutes now, but it'll be easier to attach the yellow diecuts for the lights later.  Promise!

The little ghosts and pumpkins are from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set.  Cut them from the white and orange 6x6 sheets in the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Cut an extra set of ghosts from black cardstock and attach them behind the white ghosts - offset to add dimension and a layer of black behind their mouths.

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Attach the diecuts to a side-folded 5-⅜" square card of Kraft Woodgrain Cardstock.

Cut the windows from the yellow 6x6 in the Frosted Glitter Pad and just press them onto the tape in the cutouts.  It's a lot easier than gluing 20 tiny pieces.

Mix, match and layer the different designs from the Memory Box collage collection. Try different combinations of these dies and create unique cards for holidays, celebrations and everyday greetings.

Thanks for visiting - see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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08/19/2021

Thu 19

A Royal Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto


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Celebrate Halloween at the Stone Keep Castle, surrounded by glittery diecuts borrowed from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here sharing a card that began with with simple intentions and took on a life of its own.  

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Cut the Garland floral print with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Cut it again with the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die.  Leave both pieces in the die and attach ¼" wide double-stick tape, joining both pieces.  

Score and fold cream cardstock to begin a top-folded A-2 card.  Place one short edge of the largest Rectangle  Basics die just outside of the top fold so it won't cut that edge and cut the folded cardstock into an A-2 card. Attach the Double Stitch Rectangle pieces.

Cut a dark brown sheet from the Earth Neural 6x6 Collection with the 4.1 x 3" Nested Globes die.  Cut the globe with the Stone Keep Castle Collage die.  

 

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Make it easy to add the little glittered orange window "lights" by attaching doublestick tape behind the openings.  Cut the lights from the pale orange 6x6 Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.

Cut a piece of the light brown Earth Neutral sheet with one end of the longest Wood Grain Planks die.  Cut the door.

Cut the bats, pumpkins and a ghost from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set from the glitter pad sheets too.  Cut the pumpkins again from scrap cardstock and layer them for dimension.  Attach a scrap of bright orange cardstock behind the ghost's mouth.  Use a piercing tool to enlarge the eyes.

 

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Assemble the card - use foamdots for the ghost.

Our 3 Castle Collages are usually on whimsical, pretty cards.  Add a new look with Halloween icons and fall colors...and brighten it with glitter.  Next, add Christmas lights and sparkly stars for a holiday look.  

Thanks for visiting...see you this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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11/26/2020

Thu 26

A Day of Thanks by Jean Okimoto

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today!  A handcrafted card with stamped, embossed branches and a simple message would be appreciated during these challenging times.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a basic design that works in seasonal colors throughout the year.  Examples - soft green branches + lavender berries for spring, chartreuse branches + yellow berries for summer,  and dark green + bright red for the holidays.

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Prep kraft and orange cardstock with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray specks of powder.  I've added a bit of detail clear embossing powder to my Imagine Crafts Copper Mboss for a smoother image. Use a 1:5 ratio of clear powder to copper powder.  Mix the powders with a few shakes before each use.  Stamp the branches on kraft cardstock with VersaMark and emboss it with copper powder.  A tip...pre-heat the stamped, powdered cardstock from the backside for a few seconds first, then finish embossing from the right side.   That prevents over-heating and produces a smoother, glossy finish.

Stamp and emboss the 2 extra leaves on orange cardstock.

Cut the cooled branches and leaves with the matching dies from the set.  Diecut dark brown cardstock to mat the branches and leaves for added dimension.

Stamp the greeting on turquoise cardstock with Pinecone VersaFine Clair.

Cut the turquoise sheet from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the berries die from the Mistletoe Bundle set.

Attach everything to a kraft A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamtape for the greeting.

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As always, thanks for visiting - and for selecting Memory Box designs and products for your handcrafted projects.  We appreciate your support and love sharing our ideas with you!

Jeansignature-3

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11/21/2020

Sat 21

Fall Slimline with Halloween Pumpkin
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  Today I'm sharing a slimline fall "Thinking of You" card made with Memory Box "Halloween Pumpkins" stamp and die set.  I love this large pumpkin image along with the many awesome stamps in this set!

I stamped in black ink and heat embossed in clear, all the images I wanted to use on my card, then colored them with alcohol markers and colored pencils.  Here's look at my coloring up close before I die cut them with the matching dies.

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After die cutting the images, I stamped the "Thinking of You" sentiment in the label die cut.  Next I laid all the images out on my slimline card base and arranged them some with glue and others with foam tape.  Lastly I added a couple of clear water droplets.  Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope I have inspired you today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angiesignature

 

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11/12/2020

Thu 12

Create a Tri-Fold Fall Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Layer the Wooded Glen and Little Orchard Collages and diecut a mix of tree backgrounds from 6x6 prints for a tri-fold fall card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a collage-y, layered forest scene for a thank you or Thanksgiving greeting.  Here are the supplies for this card...

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I wasn't sure if I wanted a tall slimline card - or a shorter version - so I started with the taller version, then shortened it later.

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Trim kraft cardstock to 10-½"* x 6-¼". (*a correction!) Score it horizontally at 3-½" and 7".  Trim the corners with a corner rounder.  Cut Wooded Glen Collage from the front of the first panel on the left.  Cut Little Orchard Collage from the back of the center panel.  

Cut an assortment of tree backgrounds from the 6x6 dark red and coral Garland Stripes and Dots.  Cut more backgrounds from the dark maroon floral Garland print. (It's shown on the bottom left corner of the paper pack.)  Attach the backgrounds behind the tree trunks of both collages.

Stamp the greeting - from the Harvest Love and Kindness Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the smooth side of turquoise cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  

Cut a 3" x  5-¾" strip of turquoise cardstock, round the corners and attach in to the third panel.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.

It needed a sparkly - but matching  - accent so I spread some Open Studio Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue on the dark red striped print.  Heat-set it in short bursts to prevent scorching.  Let it cool, then punch ¼" circles.

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The tree collages are designed for layering - but they're also great on individual panels.  Little kids would love the little trees - maybe with a bear or deer from the Snowglobe Backer set added just for fun.

Thanks for visiting...see you again next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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