259 posts categorized "Fall"

08/25/2023

Fri 25

Dimensional Stenciling with Memory Box Dies by Jean Okimoto

 

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Embossing and stenciling are great basic papercrafting techniques. Combine them to add texture and dimension to highlight your design.  Hi, Jean here with another idea featuring the bold Fanciful Gilded Frame from our Fall '23 Collection.  The hat-wearing cat is from Poppystamps.

Spritz both sides of an A2-sized rectangle of orange cardstock with a light mist of water. Place a layer of heavy plastic between the Fanciful Gilded Frame die and the cardstock to  cushion and protect the cardstock.  A single layer of plastic from a quart- or gallon-sized Ziploc back or page protector sleeve would be great.  Pressure-emboss the design using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

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Remove the plastic layer, then replace and attach the die to the embossed cardstock. Use the die as a stencil to apply Onyx Black or Nocturne VersaFine Clair with a sponge or blending brush.  Heat-set the ink.

Diecut the embossed design with the 4" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut the orange cardstock with the 2" wide Nested Globes die too.

Cut the ghosts - from the Ghosts in the Forest set - from the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the faces.

Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from the black Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the hat's vertical trim from the black Rainbow Reflections sheet.  Cut the hatband fron the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections sheet.

Glue two layers of black cardstock together for dimension and cut the new Poppystamps Whittle Purring Cat.  Attach a scrap of the orange Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet behind the nose.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded A6 card (4-½" x 6") cut from a 12" square sheet.  Or use a side-folded A6 card cut from an 8-½"x11" sheet.  Add taupe Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Hope you'll try this embossing+stenciling technique to add extra dimension and details to your cards.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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08/24/2023

Thu 24

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a Fall themed card for you featuring new products from the new 2023 Fall Release.  

I used the "Autumn Pumpkin" as a vase for my fall foliage arrangement.  The pumpkin was die cut from orange cardstock and the foliage from green, yellow and orange cardstock.  They were all inked with coordinating Distress Inks.

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The background panel was dry embossed using the new "Fanciful Glided Frame" on aqua cardstock.  I inked the edges with Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, and  adhered the panel to an Ivory cardstock card base.
 

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Next, I used foam tape on the bottom portion of the pumpkin and adhered it to the background panel.  I tucked in all the foliage pieces and glued them in place. 

I spattered the background with gold ink.

The word "Hello" was gold foiled, die cut, and glued to the pumpkin.

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To finish the card, I adhered some Autumn Fairy Crystals to add a little shine.

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

Donnasignature

 

 

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08/23/2023

Wed 23

The Pumpkin Patch
by Anne Thompson

Here's a card you can use any time this fall.  This Pumpkin Patch features the Autumn Pumpkin 94690 multiple times and the Fanciful Gilded Frame 94660 which looks to me like a vine-y garden space.

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To make this card, start with a white note card.

Add a light green plaid paper from the MAGNOLIA PLAID PP1021 6X6 paper pad cut to fit the front of the note card.

Die cut the FANCIFUL GILDED FRAME 94660 from a dark green card stock.

Add this frame to the front of the card using a glue pen.

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Die cut the AUTUMN PUMPKIN 94690 three times from an orange paper and three times from a bight green paper, both in the RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD PP1003.

Assemble the pumpkins, using the green stems and leaves with the orange pumpkins. 

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Reorient the card so it folds at the top.

Add the three pumpkins using dimensional foam of varying thicknesses, so the one on the left is the flattest and the center one pops up more than the others.  Add any extra green leaves among the vines.

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This cute card would be perfect for any fall occasion with an appropriate sentiment tucked inside.  Love these newest products from Memory Box!  Think about how you might combine the new with other Memory Box stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders you already have or ones that are still available to purchase from previous collections.  Try other color combinations and textures--glossy mirror paper, glitter paper, card stock, and printed papers from Memory Box.  And there are idea books on the website for even more inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

94690Autumn Pumpkin 94690
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Fanciful Gilded Frame 94660

FP1003Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad PP1003

PP1021Magnolia Plaid PP1021

08/22/2023

Tue 22

Plumed, Layered, Glittered and Ghostly by Jean Okimoto

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Create a feathery background for the new Large Layered Witch Hat.  Diecut and stencil the trio of Plumed Gypsy Feathers in a colorful mix of pink, orange and coral inks.   Hi, Jean here with another Halloween slimline design for you today.

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Cut the small Plumed Gypsy Feather from and coral cardstock.  Create 3 DIY feather stencils by cutting the feathers from vellum - one for each color.  Stencil Electric Pink, Electric Orange and Electric Coral Radiant Neon ink feather backgrounds onto the rectangle.  Dry the inks with a heat-tool.

Cut pink and coral cardstock with the Plumed Gypsy Feather die.  Cut the orange Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6 with the feather die too.  Attach the diecut feathers over the stenciled backgrounds.

Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from black cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from the black Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the hatband from the orange Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the hat

Cut the ghosts - from the Ghosts in Forest set - from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the faces.

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Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").   Add the amber Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

Thanks for visiting!  I'll be posting again on Friday - hope you won't get tired of seeing me this week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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08/21/2023

Mon 21

Halloween Lineup by Jean Okimoto

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A lineup of Halloween icons fills a slimline card from end to end on an "everything" card.  Hi, Jean here with a very layered collection of fall diecuts featuring my favorite ghosts with new designs from our latest release.

Cut kraft cardstock with the 7-⅞" x 2-⅞" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Attach it to a kraft slimline card (8-½" x 3-⅝").

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Cut Layered Greenery Stems from black cardstock and the black Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Ghosts in the Forest set - from the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the faces.

Cut Boiling Cauldron from Black Glossy Cardstock.  Cut the dripping overflow from the lime green Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the standing bubbles from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the cauldron and bubbles - I trimmed the bottom edge of the tall bubbles a bit.

Cut Autumn Pumpkin from the dark orange 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Cut the leaves and tendril from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections sheet.  

Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from black cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from the black Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the hatband from the orange Rainbow Reflections sheet.

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Assemble the stems, pumpkin, and hat.  Attach the diecuts to the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle - use foam tape for the ghosts' heads.

Halloween seems like a great reason to fill a card from one end to the other with a variety of diecuts.  Our Fall '23 Collection has the perfect designs for that!

Thanks for visiting - see you again tomorrow...

Jeansignature-3

 

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08/20/2023

Sun 20

Boo to You - Witch Hat

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with some card inspiration for you using the newest release "Large Layered Witch Hat."  I combined it with "Ghosts in the Forest" die set and a fun Halloween sentiment, "Boo Posh Script."  Here's another look at my card.


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To make the forest look thicker I cut the die twice and turned one around backwards and put it behind the 1st one.  After gluing them together, I die cut the sentiment and hat from Memory Box card stock, listed below.  For the background I used more Memory Box card stock and the "Confetti Dot Hot Foil Plate" foiled in Gemini Aurora foil.  That foil is a kind of pearly white color and looks really pretty on dark card stock.  I added the forest panels on top of the hot foiled panel.

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 I tucked one of the ghosts under some branches, added the sentiment in the bottom right corner, and added the hat towards the top left.


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Lastly I added some silver gems on the front, also listed below in the supply list.

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I hope you like my card for today.  I had lots of fun creating it!  Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team.  If you are interested in the supplies I used, they are listed below, and there is more info on my blog HERE.  Thanks for stopping by!

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08/16/2023

Wed 16

Framed Boiling Cauldron
by Anne Thompson

Here's another Halloween card, setting the Boiling Cauldron on top of the Fanciful Gilded Frame.

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  • This is quite a simple design. 
  • I cut the FANCIFUL GILDED FRAME 94660 from one of the plaids in MAGNOLIA PLAID PP1021 and added it to the front of a white note card using a glue pen.

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  • I then cut the BOILING CAULDRON 94691 multiple times from several shades of green card stock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 and several times more from black card stock.
  • I assembled the cauldron using black on the bottom layer, two layers of green, and another layer of black on the top.
  • I used two layers of the greens for the foamy bubbly frothy stuff and added it to the top of the cauldron.

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  • I added BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003 in a lime-y green to the tops of the bubbles.
  • I used foam dimensional dots to add the finished cauldron to the note card.
  • I then scattered a few more of the Fairy Jewels on the front of the note card above the bubbles.

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There are so many wonderful Memory Box papers that could be used to change up this design.  Imagine the frame in gold or purple mirror paper, the cauldron in black mirror paper, and the bubbles in a lime green or blue mirror paper.  Or use glitter paper or solid card stocks for various parts of this design.  Or mix and match various textures in your paper choices.  And there are Fairy Jewels, Fairy Crystals, Fairy Dewdrops, and Fairy Gemstones that can all add that extra sparkle.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

94691Boiling Cauldron 94691
94691Magnolia Plaid PP1021
94691Fanciful Gilded Frame 94660

JWL003Bright Fairy Jewels JWL003



08/15/2023

Tue 15

Gilded, Glittered and Ghostly by Jean Okimoto

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The new Fanciful Gilded Frame sets the scene for a trio of Halloween icons.  Soft peachy orange shades mingle with swirls, flourishes, glittered and mirrored cardstock.  Hi, Jean here with another design featuring our Fall '23 Collection.

Prep Fanciful Gilded Frame by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the detailed design.  Cut it from greenish-gray cardstock.  

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Cut the new Autumn Pumpkin from peachy orange cardstock. Use a screwpunch or rotating leather punch to add eyes and a nose.  Attach black cardstock behind the punched holes.

Cut the new Large Layered Witch Hat from black cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from the black Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the hatband from the pale peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut the leaf and tendril from the lime green Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Ghosts in the Forest die set - from textured white cardstock.  Cut scraps of the peachy orange cardstock and color the eye areas with a black marker.  Attach it behind the ghosts.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded textured gray A2 card - use foam tape for the hat and the top of the ghosts' heads.  Add orange Bright Jewels.

Discover new ways to mix Memory Box dies from previous releases with this year's Halloween collection.  The versatile Large Layered Witch Hat is the perfect accessory for several designs.

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

Jeansignature-3

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08/11/2023

Fri 11

Glitzy, Ghostly Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

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Ghost buddies share the new Large Layered Witch Hat beside a windblown, tumbled cluster of Layered Greenery Stems.  Glitzy Glitter Pad and Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad diecuts -  and purple Autumn Fairy Crystals - brighten this fall scene.  Hi, Jean here with an un-scary design for Halloween.

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Cut Layered Greenery Stems from gray cardstock and the black Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Pair the gray and glittered stems.

Cut the ghosts - from the Ghosts in the Forest set - from White Woodgrain paper (cardstock) and black cardstock.  I cut them from different sections of the woodgrain cardstock for contrasting textures.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind their faces.  Layer the black ghosts behind the white ones for dimension and contrast.

Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from black cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from the Glitzy Glitter Pad black 6x6.  Cut the hatband from the orange Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the hat.

Cut the 2" wide Nested Globes from a Sunny Orange Collection 6x6.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-¼" square card.  Square cards require extra postage and handling - but some designs just look better on a square.

Add purple Autumn Fairy Crystals for a sparkly contrast.  Cut a 5-¼" square of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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08/09/2023

Wed 09

Pumpkin Stack Halloween
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Today I have a slimline (SL) pumpkin stack Halloween card featuring the Autumn Pumpkin die from the current 2023 Fall release.
 
The pumpkins were die cut out of three gradient orange papers from the Sunny Orange paper pack.  Added details to them using Copic Sketch markers YR02, YR24 and YR27.  The pumpkins to the left of the card in the photo above show the before and after the added details.  The happy face (I’m not a fan of scary or mean or gory looking faces) was created with the Shining Star and Circle Basics die sets.  Started by die cutting black cardstock using the largest star die.
 
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Die cut the top piece with a circle die to form the mouth (pictured left below).  Die cut the other piece with the star die for an eye (pictured right below).  Repeated the process for the second eye.  The nose is pretty straight forward and was also die cut out with the star die.

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The witch hat was die cut from black, pitch black and black glitter papers.  Assembled the pumpkin stack, then added shading with YR24/27 and E09 Copic Sketch markers under the hat and pumpkins.
 
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Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink on the bottom two pumpkins, then added drop highlights with a white gel pen.
 
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The background panel is Bristol paper die cut out with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle die.  A circle moon mask was then die cut from masking paper and adhered off-the-edge at the top before ink blending Peacock Feathers and Black Soot distress inks (DI).  For some texture and a spooky feel, lightly dragged Black Soot DI cube down the length of the panel.  Splattered with diluted black gouache paint for even more texture.

 
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Removed the moon mask and applied black ink remaining on the blender brush to give the moon texture/dimension.  Ink smooshed a scrap piece of mixed media paper with orange/brown/black dye inks to die cut the leaves from.  Assembled the card onto a split black/white 3.75”x8.75” slimline card base to finish.

That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.

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