259 posts categorized "Fall"

01/09/2024

Tue 09

Bundled Bird and Embossed Birches by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm wishes with the Bundled Bird wrapped in a cozy felt scarf.  Glittered heart garlands add sparkle to a 3D-embossed birch forest.  Hi, Jean here with a design for Valentine's Day...or any winter day.

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We're adding the embossed image directly onto the card here.  Cut, score and fold a textured gray A2 card.  Spritz both sides of the card front with a light mist of water.  Emboss it with the Birch Tree Forest 3D Embossing Folder.  The background is done - and it's already "attached" to the card!

Cut the Heart Streamer Globe garlands and extra hearts from the bright pink Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to tan and bright pink wool-blend felt.  Cut Bundled Bird base and two layers of the scarf.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.

Cut the wings and tail from the pale gold Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut the head overlay from kraft cardstock.

Cut the beak and eye section from orange cardstock.  Color the area that will appear behind the eye cutout with a black marker.  Attach the diecut behind the head.  Assemble Bundled Bird.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair. Cut it the greeting tab die that's included in the set - position the short end of the die to trim the extra space.  Trim the other end too. 

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Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the greeting and behind Bundled Bird's tail.

Hope your New Year is off to a great start...thanks for visiting our blog today!

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11/21/2023

Tue 21

Brayered Embossing Folders
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. As this is Thanksgiving week, I thought it was my last chance to post a Fall card. I used a poinsettia embossing folder for the card, but I thought the colors I used made it look autumnal instead of wintry. You could just as easily change the colors for a Christmas card.

To make my design, I started with white cardstock and sponged Distress Inks on top. I used Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin and Vintage Photo:

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Next, I spritzed the back of the paper with water (I didn't want to alter the ink) and ran it through my die cut machine with the Poinsettia Corner embossing folder:

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I really like the dimension you get with a 3D embossing folder.

To add more dimension to the card, I then brayered the top of the card with Brink colored ink to really make the leaves and flowers pop:

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To finish the card, I added a layer of gold metallic paper as well as my die cut sentiment:

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Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.

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11/04/2023

Sat 04

Layered Hummingbird Fall Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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It may feel like it's already winter, but it's only fall - time to send autumn cards.  A felt Layered Hummingbird and falling Gypsy Oak Leaves set the scene on a backdrop of woodgrain blocks.  Hi, Jean here, let's get started...

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Cut orange-y ink-blended heavy white cardstock to fit the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder.  Spritz both sides with a light mist of water and emboss it.  Spritz it lightly with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and heat-set the ink.  Lightly ink the embossed pattern with Brilliance Cosmic Copper.  Dry the ink, then cut the cardstock with the tray die included in the set.  Attach 4 of the offcut blocks to a natural A6 card (4.5" x 6.25").

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to cream felt and cut the main portion of Layered Hummingbird. Cut the beak/head section from black cardstock.  Cut the remaining sections  from the green Rainbow Reflections 6x6 and an orange sheet from the Sunny Orange Collection.  Here's a picture of this sweet bird - he'd be great in any color combination!  

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Cut Gypsy Oak Leaves from two shades of orange from the Sunny Orange Collection.

Glue two layers of natural cardstock together and cut the background of Happy Fall Posh Script.  Pressure-emboss it using the rubber mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Cut the top greeting layer from the orange Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Assemble the greeting - embossing debosses the background to easily attach the top layer.

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Attach the diecuts to the background - use foamtape for the hummingbird.  Add the bronze-y Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have a great weekend!

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10/28/2023

Sat 28

Happy Fall with Mirror Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a pretty "Happy Fall" card on this fine October day!

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To create my card I used the brand newly released "Happy Fall Posh Script" word die, the "Birch Tree Forest 3D embossing folder, and the "Gypsy Oak Leaves" die set.

First I dry embossed a panel of Memory Box watercolor cardstock with the birch tree folder and set it aside.  I took two more pieces of the watercolor paper and used Distress Inks and my water sprayer on my glass mat and smooshed the watercolor paper into the ink water mixture.  I did each color separately and dried them in between each color.  I started with the lightest, Mustard Seed, then Spiced Marmalade, 3 shades of green (Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive mixed together with the water), Brushed Corduroy, and then Aged Mahogany.

I used one colored panel to cut the base of the leaves from and the other for my card's background.  I also cut some of the base of the leaves from white card stock for stacking them and giving them dimension.  For the leaves outline dies and the background word die, I used the copper/orange color mirror cardstock from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad."   I also cut extras of the word dies from white cardstock for more stacking and dimension.

Then all I had to do was add the embossed panel to the smooshed background, add the stacked leaves and stacked sentiment and my card was complete.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today.  The latest release from Memory Box had just a bit of fall goodies and lots of upcoming Christmas/Winter Holiday products, including some brand new foiled sentiment strips tabs.  There's also lots of 3D embossing folders with dies, stencils. and so many gorgeous dies to chose from.  For links to all my products, please click HERE to go to my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to come back each day for more inspiration from our design team.

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10/19/2023

Thu 19

Best Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card is inspired by all the beautiful autumn colors!  

To make this card card, I started by die cutting the new Gypsy Oak Leaves several times from colored cardstock.  I glued all the outline leaf shapes to the solid leaf die cuts.  

I used the one of the Wrapped Stitched Rectangles to die cut a card panel from the White Woodgrain cardstock.  

Next, I glued my die cut leaves to the panel and spattered it with gold ink.  

I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white cardstock and gold heat embossed it.  I inked  the edges of the sentiment strip with gold ink and used foam tape to adhere it to the card. 

 

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That's it for today!  Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week!

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10/17/2023

Tue 17

Greet & Treat with the Winter Tree Arch by Jean Okimoto

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Greet everyone - and treat the kid-sized tricksters - with the new Winter Tree Arch.  It's fun, a little wonky and slightly spooky.  Hi - Jean here, double-dipping with this versatile new die from our Christmas 2023 Collection.  Whittle Scary Guys - from Poppystamps - complete the Halloween scene.

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Prep Winter Tree Arch for easy removal by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper.  Cut it from black and light kraft cardstock.

Trim about  1/16" from the sides of the base of the black diecut. Attach it to a gray 3" wide Nested Globes diecut - keep the far left tree trunk and the open center area free of adhesive to add the Poppystamps pumpkin and Rickety House.

Cut Rickety House from light kraft cardstock.  Add a scrap of the light yellow Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6 behind the door and windows.  

Cut the Boo Posh Script background from olive cardstock.  Pressure emboss it with the detailed top layer.  Cut the top layer from dark orange cardstock.  Pressure-embossing the base layer makes it very easy attach the top layer - it just settles right in!  Attach it to a top-folded black A2 card.

Cut 2 moons from the silver Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6 with the ¾" Circle Basics die.

Cut 2 pumpkins from bright orange cardstock with the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys die. Cut the dinosaur and the other guy from green cardstock. Cut a ghost from white cardstock.  Attach black cardstock scraps behind the ghost and pumpkins.

Fold an 8-½" x 3" strip of black cardstock in half crosswise.  Place the bottom cutting edge of the 3" wide Nested Globes die just below the fold and diecut the folded cardstock to create a simple treat wrapper.  Punch a hole at the top.  

Attach the kraft Winter Tree Arch - keep some spots free of adhesive to add the ghost, moon and pumpkin.  Attach the diecuts.  Attach a Ghiradelli Square inside the wrapper with doublestick tape.  Tie it with orange cord.

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Have fun with these designs...Halloween means it's OK to take mix-and-match to an extreme!  Thanks for visiting!

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10/07/2023

Sat 07

Happy Fall
by Anne Thompson

We're having gorgeous weather this week in Maine--so warm that it hardly feels like fall, yet the leaves are turning colors and the evenings are cool.  I love this season!  Today I have two fall cards for you...to celebrate my favorite time of the year.

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materials used

  • white note cards
  • plaid papers from POINSETTIA PLAID PP1023
  • dark gray, medium blue, and white card stock
  • silver mirror card stock from VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002
  • WINTER TREE ARCH 94735
  • A2 RECTANGLE FRAMES DIE SET 94672
  • HAPPY FALL POSH SCRIPT 94747
  • LEAF BUNCHES 94745

to make this card

  • die cut the Winter Tree Arch twice, once from silver mirror paper and once from a dark gray card stock
  • die cut rectangles from plaid papers using the size die from the A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set that fits neatly behind the tree arch 
  • assemble those panels--plaid papers behind the Winter Tree Arches

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  • cut two more rectangles a bit larger from white card stock and two a bit larger than that, one from a dark gray card stock and one from a medium blue card stock

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  • assemble the panels--plaids behind the Winter Tree Arches get attached to those white rectangles and then to the colored rectangles and finally to the white note cards
  • die cut the Happy Fall Posh Script backgrounds from scraps of the plaids used and the detailed lettering from the silver mirror card and the gray card stock; assemble and add to the base of the Winter Tree Arches on each card

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  • die cut some leaves using the Leaf Bunches die and another plaid paper

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  • add a large leaf bunch to each note card

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Two fall cards ready to go!  I hope you are enjoying autumn wherever you are.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




10/06/2023

Fri 06

Fall-ing Gypsy Oak Leaves by Jean Okimoto

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Capture the colors of a autumn sunset on a background for the new Gypsy Oak Leaves.  Heat-embossed speckles and the new Happy Fall Posh Script greeting add golden highlights.  Hi, Jean here - with another way to use the great new die from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder set.

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Attach Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder die to smooth white cardstock and create ink-blended blocks of warm fall pastels.  Distress Oxides were used here - spiced marmalade, kitsch flamingo, wild honey and dried marigold.  Remove and clean the die and heat-set the inks.  

The new Snow Flurries Stencil is great for random scattered speckles  - perfect for those of us who are ink-splatter-challenged.  Stencil a few of the dots with VersaMark and heat-emboss them with detail gold powder.  Diecut the blocks - save the extras for another project.

Cut Gypsy Oak Leaves from light- and medium-coral cardstock.  Assemble the leaves - slightly offset.

Glue 2 layers of white cardstock together and diecut the Happy Fall Posh Script Background.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed greeting using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Cut the detailed greeting from the gold Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (6-¼" x 4-½").  Add light gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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10/02/2023

Mon 02

Fall Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate the change of seasons with Gypsy Oak Leaves and warm fall colors - highlight the earthy colors with shimmery, glittery accents for extra sparkle.  Hi, Jean here with a quick switch to fall designs from our Christmas 2023 Collection.   I got off to a quick start with a hoarded sheet of ink-blended Open Studio Watercolor Paper in great fall colors.  

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Stencil it with a few random dots of VersaMark using the new Snow Flurries Art Stencil.  Heat-emboss the stenciled dots with detail gold powder for a loose, speckled look.

 Cut three solid background Gypsy Oak Leaves.  Cut the detailed overlay leaves from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut kraft cardstock with the 1-¾" and 1-¼" wide A2 Rectangle Frames Dies.

Glue two layers of kraft cardstock together and cut the new Happy Fall Posh Script background.  Spritz both sides with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed overlay script background using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Cut the detailed script from the orange Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.  Pressure-embossing the background is an extra step - but the detailed layer fits snugly into the debossed letters for easy assembly.

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Attach the diecuts to an orange A2 card - use foam tape for the leaf tips.  Add coppery Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting the blog...see you again tomorrow!

Jeansignature-3

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09/24/2023

Sun 24

Birds Among the Branches
by Anne Thompson

I'm back today with another fall card using products from the newest collection, 2023 Christmas.  This time I used a lot of plaid (surprised?!)  from the Poinsettia Plaid paper pad as well as one of the leafy prints from the Poinsettia Garland paper pad.

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to make this card

  • cover the front of a white note card with one of the plaid papers from POINSETTIA PLAID PP1023
  • cut a smaller rectangle using one of the leafy prints from the POINSETTIA GARLAND PP1024 paper pad
  • add that rectangle to a scrap of white card stock and trim so there is a narrow white border around the print paper
  • die cut the BUNDLED BIRD 94760--without its accessories--from two different but complementary plaids from POINSETTIA PLAID PP1023 
  • assemble the two birds mixing the plaids a bit and add tiny black jewels for the eyes from AUTUMN FAIRY JEWELS JWL004

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  • use dimensional foam of different thicknesses to add the birds to the panel with one bird raised up on top of the other

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  • die cut the LEAF BUNCHES 94745 from a brown plaid and tuck them under the birds

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...and that's it!  A cute card that you can send anytime to a friend for any occasion!

Happy Fall!  and Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

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