220 posts categorized "Fall"

09/02/2022

Fri 02

Location, Location, Location by Jean Okimoto

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Congrats to the winners of the August Yellow Card Challenge!  Here's some inspiration for September's Falling for Fall Challenge.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more new designs from our Fall '22 Collection.

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It's like a Halloween Street of Dreams here  - with a trio of home designs to chose from.  Cut the new Rickety House and fence from the pale gray Earth Neutrals 6x6 Collection.  Cut just the house portion from the Creepy Cabin die from black cardstock.  Cut the house and part of the ground of the Haunted House Dome Layer from the brown 6x6 in the Earth Neutrals Collection.

Attach little pieces of the cream 6x6 from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad  behind the doors and windows of the three houses.

Cut the new Woodgrain Tree Trunk from a brown Earth Neutrals 6x6.

The Haunted Entrance Dome Layer die set includes great holiday icons.  Cut the ghosts from heavy white cardstock.  Cut the bats from a Black Glossy 8.5x11 sheet.

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Attach the diecuts to an orange A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  

It's always fun to mix and match old and new items.  There are so many ways to combine classic favorite Halloween designs - have fun designing your Halloween cards, tags, treat wrappers,  layouts and  deccor.  

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you again next week!

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08/30/2022

Tue 30

Flying Witch with Creepy Cabin
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a Halloween card featuring some of the newly released fall dies.  The new dies I used are:
 
1)  Flying Witch 94624
2)  Creepy Cabin 94634
3)  Boo to You Posh Script 94587
 
Here's a close up look at my card:
 
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To make my card I cut the witch and the cabin from both white card and glossy black card stock. This is very thick and nice black glossy card stock released earlier by Memory Box and it's such high quality!  
 
In the picture below you can see both cabin cuts.  The one of the left was cut right out of white card and left alone.  The black one was trimmed out of the opening so I could layer it on top of the white one with liquid glue.  For the background behind the cabin inside the opening, I ink blended a piece of white card with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink on the top half, and Dried Marigold Distress Oxide on the bottom half.
 
Next I took the smaller die from the Circle Basics 30087 set from white card that I had ink blended with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink.  I glued that to the background for my night moon in the sky.
 
Below you can see me working on the cabins and the ink blending.
 
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After gluing the black cabin over the white one, I cut the whole panel with a Stitched Rectangle Layers die 30009, and then used the same die and then next size smaller to create a glossy black stitched frame for my image.  I mounted that whole panel on foam tape in the bottom right corner.
 
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Next I glued the white and black witches together slightly offset and then added them to the card.  I had to use foam tape on the left side since the top of the broom, her arm and leg are on the raised rectangle panel.  This made it all even.  I did the same thing with the sentiment, layered, raised up the part not on the rectangle with foam tape to make if all level on the card.
 
Lastly I added both Autumn Fairy Crystals and Autumn Fairy Jewels to the card.  Memory Box has lots and lots of gems, jewels and crystals to choose from including clear ones.  The are fall colors, winter colors, Christmas colors and clear ones that look like water droplets and the best part is the come in different sizes.  Here's on last look at my card:
 
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I had so much fun making this card.  I like to make Halloween cards for my grandkids, even though some are getting older, it's always fun to receive a card in the mail no matter how old you are!
 
Be sure to check out the newest Memory Box release goodies HERE.  There are lots of spooky and fun dies to help you create amazing cards!  Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next time.
 
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1)  Flying Witch 94624
2)  Creepy Cabin 94634
3)  Boo to You Posh Script 94587
4)  Stitched Rectangles
4)  Circle Dies
5)  Autumn Fairy Jewels
6)  Autumn Fairy Crystals

 

08/28/2022

Sun 28

Ghosts in a Wild Spiral by Jean Okimoto

 

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Say "boo" with a trio of ghosts swirling through the new Wild Spiral on a Pinpoint Burst background.  A shimmery greeting and golden Autumn Fairy Crystals add a bit of bling.  Hi, hope you're having a great weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another Halloween slimline design - and some yellow card inspiration for our August Challenge.  

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Cut yellow cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Diecut the rectangle with a portion of the

Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate.

Cut three ghosts - from the new Ghosts in the Forest die set - from white and black cardstock.  Assemble the ghosts - offset for a shadowy outline.  

Cut the new Wild Spiral from the bright orange sheet in the Twinkling Jewel 6x6 Glitter Pad.  

Cut Boo Posh Script from black cardtock and the reddish-orange sheet in the Rainbow Reflections 6x6 Mirror Pad.  

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Attach the diecuts to the rectangle - use foam tape behind the the ghosts' heads.  Attach the rectangle to a black slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").

Add yellow Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

 

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08/26/2022

Fri 26

Boo-witched Starry Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Create a Starry Collage background for the new Flying Witch, diecut from black glossy cardstock and glittered 6x6's. Add a stamped, embossed "Boo" and turquoise jewels to complete the Halloween scene.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with 2 more great new designs from the Memory Box Fall '22 Collection.

Cut Starry Collage from a black A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Line the card with a 6" x 4-¼" rectangle of lavender cardstock from the Twilight Purple Collection.

Blend soft, overlapping layers of salvaged patina, cracked pistachio and wilted violet Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Cut it with the 2-½"-wide Nested Globes die.

Cut the white Polished Foil 6x6 with the 1-¼" Circle Basics die.

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Cut and assemble Flying Witch from Black Glossy Paper (it's cardstock).  Cut the cape again from the dark purple Twinkling Jewel 6x6.  Attach it - slightly offset.

Stamp the greeting - from the Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the lavender cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the 1" Circle Basics die.  Cut another circle and attach it for dimension.

Assemble the card - carefully avoid adding adhesives where the back of the globe will show through the star cutouts.  Attach the witch with foam tape on the shoulder/face/hat.

Add turquoise jewels from the Open Studio Bright Jewels set

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Collage dies are a great way to add dimension and depth to cards.  Back the cutouts with contrasting cardstock - or leave them open for an understated look on simple cards.  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again this weekend...

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08/23/2022

Tue 23

Double-Window Creepy Cabin Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Window cutouts, layered diecuts and the new Creepy Cabin create a Halloween slimline with little ghostly accents.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with two great new designs from our Fall 2022 Collection.  There's a lot happening on this card  - here's my attempt to prettify (is that a word?) Halloween in soft peachy colors.

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Cut, score and fold a black slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Prep the new Creepy Cabin die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched wax paper to help release the tiny and detailed pieces. Cut the card with Creepy Cabin and the solid Happy Halloween Posh Script background die.  Trim the 2 pointy pieces from the sides of the 'A' to make it easier to open and close the card.

Pressure-emboss the greeting background with the detailed Happy Halloween Posh Script die.  Cut the detailed greeting from a darker shade of peach cardstock in the Berry Red Collection.  Assemble the greeting.

Diecut a 3" x 8" rectangle of light peach cardstock with the Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to the inside of the card.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer Set - from heavy white cardstock.  Define the eyes using a skewer or pushpin.  Attach a scrap of the bright orange 6x6 from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad behind the mouth.

Cut the small pumpkins from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer with the dark orange 6x6 from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad. 

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Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops. Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

 

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Thanks for visiting our blog -see you again on Friday...

 

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08/22/2022

Mon 22

Happy Halloween 6X6
by Anne Thompson

I'm loving the new Halloween/2022 Fall Collection, especially the Flying Witch.  She becomes the focal image on this 6X6 panel...

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to make this panel

  • cut a piece of BLACK GLOSSY PAPER 44004 into a 6" square
  • cut a piece of brown plaid paper from WOODSY PLAID PP1018 into 5 7/8" square
  • layer the plaid onto the black glossy square
  • cut another strip of a different brown plaid 3" X 5 7/8" and add it toward the bottom of the larger plaid panel
  • die cut a circle of orange glitter paper from the GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007 using the CIRCLE BASICS SET 30087--I chose one that would fit the center of the white doily
  • glue the orange glitter paper circle in the center of a white doily and attach to the plaid paper in the upper left
  • die cut the FLYING WITCH 94624, the RICKETY HOUSE 94632, and the background for HAPPY HALLOWEEN 94585 from more of the black glossy paper
  • use Scor-Tape to attach the Flying Witch onto the orange glitter paper "moon"
  • add the Rickety House in the lower right corner with its fence using a glue pen
  • die cut the detailed HAPPY HALLOWEEN 94585 lettering from a bright orange paper from the SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002 and use a glue pen to attach it to the black background and then secure it in the lower left corner
  • At this point I felt like it still needed something so I made a small floral arrangement for the upper right corner--some orangey leaves, gray flowers with orange centers, burlap twine, and black stamens all held together with large Glue Dots.

materials used

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I haven't quite decided how I will use this panel.  It could become the front of a 6X6 card.  It could become part of a scrapbook page with Halloween photos added.  It could become a piece of home decor for the fireplace mantel at Halloween.  It could decorate the top of a Halloween treats box.  So many possibilities...

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Happy Crafting!

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08/21/2022

Sun 21

Flying Witch Halloween Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I am loving this new Halloween release.  So many good dies to make little Halloween scene cards. I have a scene card with the Flying Witch over the moon.

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Background:

Ink spray on heavy white card stock with Distress Hocus Pocus Mica Stain and Dylusions Postbox Red Shimmer Spray.  Leaving the upper center of the card free of ink.  Let dry.  Trim down the card to 4"x 5 1/4".  In the upper center of the card ink blend with Distress Spiced Marmalade ink.  Then ink blend around the edges with Distress Black Soot ink.  Use the 3" circle die from the Circle Basics Set and die cut the upper center of the card.  Adhere a piece of vellum to the back of the cut out.  Adhere a slightly smaller card to the back using the lightest yellow from the Sunny Orange paper pad.

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Witch:

Die cut the Flying Witch from heavy black card stock.  Die cut the cape and hat from a purple paper from the Glitzy Glitter pad.  Add Distress Antique Linen Crayon to the witch's face and broom.  Adhere the hat and cape to the witch.

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Tree and Cattails:

Die cut the Woodgrain Tree Truck and Cattail Border dies from heavy black card stock.  Add Distress Vintage Photo Crayon to the Woodgrain Tree Truck and rub in.  Add Distress Antique Linen Crayon to the Cattails. 

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Sentiment:

Die cut the background die from the Boo Posh Script die and the top die from heavy black card stock.  Adhere together with glue.

Assembly:

Trim down the same purple paper from the Glitzy Glitter pad to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  Adhere to the center of a black A2 size card.  Adhere the Woodgrain Tree Truck to the right hand side laving a small section of the background to show.  Adhere the witch over the moon.  Then Adhere the cattails to the bottom of the background panel.  Trim off any hanging die cuts.  Add the sentiment to the lower right hand side. Adhere the background panel to the center of the purple glitter paper.  Adhere a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4" light weight card to the inside of the card to write the personalized message. A07E8BD2-BE09-4F9A-8FDB-99D9032612A6_1_201_a

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08/19/2022

Fri 19

Distressed, Glossy and Ghosty by Jean Okimoto

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Add distressed spookyness to the trees from the new Ghosts in the Forest set.  The friendly ghosts and a glossy black Rickety House create a fun Halloween scene.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a fall design that's easy - and fun!

Pressure emboss the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the Ghosts in the Forest trees.  Place the diecut on a smooth, hard surface and brayer Onyx Black VersaFine over the raised sections - including some of the surrounding areas.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Once it's cooled, diecut it.  This techique lets you keep a little bit of the original cardstock color along the edges of each section.

Trim it with the 3-½" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut a dark orange 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Collection with the same die.  Attach the orange diecut behind the trees.

Cut the ghosts from heavy white cardstock.  Attach black cardstock scraps behind them for the facial features.

Cut Rickety House from Glossy Black Paper.  Attach scraps of yellow cardstock - from the Sunny Orange Collection - behind the windows.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded black A2 card - use foamdots for the ghosts.  Add dark amber Fairy Crystals.

Hope you're liking the fall and Halloween ideas from our Fall 2022 Collection.  They're perfect for mixing and matching and combining with seasonal designs from last year's Halloween release.

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

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08/16/2022

Tue 16

Ghosts in the Garden by Jean Okimoto

 

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It's a great day for a new release...meet our Fall 2022 Collection of fun, whimsical seasonal designs for Halloween!  Great contemporary die designs to mix, match and layer on cards, layouts, calendars, planners and treat wrappers for the little tricksters.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many Design Team ideas for Halloween.  View the collection here.

Add the versatile new Fancy Globe Gate to your collection of globe dies - it looks great cut from our Glossy Black Cardstock and the interactive detailed panels swing open to welcome ghosts, goblins and black cats.

Prep the Fancy Gate Globe by rubbing it briskly with a piece of scrunched wax paper to help remove the delicate offcuts.  Cut the gate from Memory Box Black Glossy Paper (it's actually cardstock).  Finger-press the doors open at the sides.  Tie a gold cord at the top and curl the ends with the side of a bonefolder or the plastic burnishing tool.

Cut the ghosts - from the new Ghosts in the Forest set - from heavy white cardstock.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind their faces.

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Cut the Boo Posh Script background from black cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed coordinating top layer. Cut the top layer from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad's dark orange sheet. Assemble the greeting.

Cut the floral print from the Garland 6x6 pack with the largest Rectangle Bascis die.  Attach it to a side-folded yellow card.  Attach the diecuts - use foamdots for the ghosts.  Add orange Open Studio Autumn Fairy Jewels.

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We don't chose our dies because of their offcuts - but the very cool offcut of the Fancy Gate Globe is just waiting to be featured on a card of its own.  That will be another fall design.

Thanks for visiting the blog - hope we'll inspire you to create a stash of fun Halloween and fall designs to surprise those who weren't expecting a card until December.

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10/24/2021

Sun 24

Sweet Treats and Textured Backgrounds by Jean Okimoto

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