25 posts categorized "Felt"

04/12/2022

Tue 12

Spring Greetings Window Card by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxPaisleyBloomLeafArch, MemoryBoxGentleBunny, MemoryBoxPastelJewels, MemoryBoxCircleBasics,MemoryBoxBigAndLittleSpringClearStamps, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6Collection, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6Collection, WindowCards, BunnyCards, WreathCards, HandmadeCards, SpringCards, FlowerDiecuts, EasterDiecuts, DiecutCards, Papercrafting, ImpressCardAndCrafts

Celebrate spring with a Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch window card and a soft felt Gentle Bunny. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a favorite bunny and the new Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch set. Guessing that your Easter cards are already signed, sealed and sent - here's a spring greeting just to say hello or let someone know you're thinking about them.

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Cut a window in a side-folded white A2 card with the 2-¾" Circle Basics die.

Cut the Paisley Bloom arches from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Attach it to the window to create a wreath. There will be gap near the bottom right section.  Gentle Bunny will cover it!

Cut the flowers - from the Paisley Bloom Arch Set - from 3 sheets in the Berry Red Collection.  Save the extra blossoms for another project.  Attach the flowers to the wreath.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to cream felt and cut Gentle Bunny. Cut another tail pouf and stack them for dimension.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Cut another bunny from white cardstock.  Attach the felt bunny to the front of the card - then attach the white cardstock bunny from inside the card for dimension and support. 

Add pink and green Pastel Fairy Jewels.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut the greeting with the 1" Circle Basics die.  Cut another circle from a pink 6x6 and attach it for dimension and contrast.

MemoryBoxPaisleyBloomLeafArch, MemoryBoxGentleBunny, MemoryBoxPastelJewels, MemoryBoxCircleBasics,MemoryBoxBigAndLittleSpringClearStamps, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6Collection, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6Collection, WindowCards, BunnyCards, WreathCards, HandmadeCards, SpringCards, FlowerDiecuts, EasterDiecuts, DiecutCards, Papercrafting, ImpressCardAndCrafts

Use the Basics die sets - Circle Basics, Square Basics or Rectangle Basics to create window and frame cards for any occasion.  Place a greeting in the window and let it multitask as a design element and to convey your message on the inside.  

Thanks for visiting -  see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

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01/18/2022

Tue 18

Snowy Big Bear Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter hugs with a plush felt polar bear, a snowy background and Berry Red heart garlands.  It can be a Valentine card - for anyone, any age.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here turning favorite fall and winter dies into heartfelt greetings for the special people in your life.

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Diecut layers of white, red and Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape on a dark gray background create a dimensional forest scene.  Cut Snowglobe Backer from white cardstock.  Cut Heart Streamer Globe from a red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut Winter Wood Done Layer from white cardstock.

Attach Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape to the Earth Neutral dark gray 6x6. Save the outer diecut for another project - we're using the inner offcut (inside offcut?) here.

Trim the globe and dome dies just below the first scoreline at the base.  Attach the diecuts in the order show above.  Tie the layers together with silver cord and curl the ends using the edge of a bonefolder or a plastic burnishing tool.  Follow the curve of the cord for best results.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white felt. It stablizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the bear from the Snowglobe Backer set.  Define the eyes with a very fine-tipped screwpunch.  Attach black cardstock behind the face for the eyes and nose.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from pale gray cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the BIG Hugs die using the embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine. Cut the greeting from a red 6x6 in the Festive Glitter Pad.  Assemble the layered greeting.

Attach adhesive label paper to red felt and diecut a heart with the 5-heart die included in the Heart Streamer Globe set.  Attach it to the bear.

Attach the diecuts to a pale gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add clear Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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If polar bears aren't common in your neighborhood - add a pair of lovebirds to your card instead.  Or a puppy!

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

Jeansignature-3

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12/24/2021

Fri 24

Snowy Collage Thank You by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxOvalSnowmanCollage, MemoryBoxThankYouPoshScript, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxEarthNeutral6x6, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchRectangles, MemoryBoxBrightJewels, PoppystampsFlurriesWideWashiTape, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeChristmasCards, SnowmanCards, SnowflakeCards, DiecutCards, MakeCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Christmas-y dies are great for holiday thank you cards too!  Layer a traditional snowman  over a frosty Flurries Wide Washi Tape background and add pretty pink accessories to create a sweet snowgal to say thanks for holiday gifts and thoughtfulness.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here...Cheers to everyone celebrating tomorrow!

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Oval Snowman Collage.  Mask the adjacent areas with strips of Post-It notes and color the carrot nose and twiggy arms with markers.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to pink wool-blend felt and cut the scarf from the collage die set.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives fron saturating it.

The collage set includes a tophat die for a snowman - but we're DIY-ing a poufy, glittery pink hat for the snowgal.  Cut the delicate Thank You Posh Script layer from the pink Delicate Pastel glitter pad sheet - save the offcuts from the O and U.  Attach them behind the snowgal's head - she now has a hat!

Adhere Poppystamps' Flurries Wide Washi Tape to black paper or lightweight cardstock.  Cut a 3-½" x 4" piece of it and run it through a diecut machine to eliminate any air pockets and smooth it out.  

Attach the Flurries background the diecut rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.

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Cut the greeting background from a gray 6x6 sheet in the Earth Neutrals Collection.  Attach it behind the pink greeting.  Attach the greeting to the card.  Add orange jewels.

As always, thank you for your loyal and continuing support of Memory Box throughout the years.  We appreciate your selection of our products for your creative projects! Adding my personal thanks too - for your thoughtful comments here and on social media.

Thanks for visiting - Happy Holidays if you're celebrating tomorrow!

Jeansignature-3

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12/16/2021

Thu 16

Serene Bird and Holiday Evergreens by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxSereneBirdAndBranch, MemoryBoxHouseFrame, MemoryBoxHouseFrameBackground, MemoryBoxPineNeedleTrio, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyJewels, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxEarthNeutral6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxWoodsyPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxPolishedFoil, JeanOkimoto, DIYHolidayCards, HandmadeCards, Papercrafts, HolidayDiecuts, BirdDiecuts, BirdhouseDiecuts, PlaidCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Red felt and Polished Foil add warmth and shine to a Serene Bird perched on mixed evergreens. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a very traditional design from our 2021 Holiday Collection.  

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Cut the olive green Woodsy Plaid 6x6 with the House Frame Background.  Cut the entrance with the circle die - don't remove the outer ring - attach it as a base behind solid ring for dimension.  Cut the dark olive-brown 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection with the ring. Cut the House Frame - just down to the first scored section at the bottom - with the same 6x6.

Assemble the house and tie it with gold cord.  Curl the cord with the edge of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool - follow the curve of the cord for loose, loopy curls. 

Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - to red felt and a small section of the red Polished Foil 6x6 sheet.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and adds dimension to the felt and foil sheet.  Cut the beak from an orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Define the eye with a skewer or toothpick, then attach a scrap of black cardstock behind it.

Cut the leafy branch from the Serene Bird set twice from a lime green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut Pine Needle Trio from a blue-green sheet.  

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Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamdots for the bird.  Don't worry...the bird sits on the soft leafy branches - not the pokey pines!  Add bright red Christmas Fairy Jewels.

We'll start sharing Valentine designs soon.  Here's an early idea - diecut a heart-shaped entrance to the house and switch to a new color scheme and 3 Serene Bird branches instead of pines. You'll be ready for February 14th!

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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11/11/2021

Thu 11

Build a Woodgrain Gilded Sleigh by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxGildedSleigh, MemoryBoxPineNeedleTrio, MemoryBoxJoyAndCheer, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchRectangles, MemoryBoxRestingBirds, MemoryBoxGarland6x6, MemoryBoxWoodgrainPaper, MemoryBoxFestiveGlitterPad, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyJewels, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxPolishedFoilPad, MemoryBoxCo, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeChristmasCards, ChristmasDiecuts, HolidayDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, 6x6Papers, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Thank you and Happy Veterans Day to everyone celebrating today!

The new Gilded Sleigh is now a whitewashed wooden sleigh ready to deliver a DIY Christmas tree.  Felt Resting Birds and Christmas Fairy Jewels add soft texture and sparkle to the Garland 6x6 print.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday mix of classic favorites and designs from our newest release.

Use a large brayer - or an ink pod - to apply a layer of Brilliance Starlite Black ink to White Woodgrain Paper.  Ink pods resemble freeze-dried marshmallows - and skim the surface of textured and/or embossed designs to apply ink to the raised areas.  Dry the ink, then cut the Woodgrain Paper (it's actually cardstock) with the main Gilded Sleigh die. 

Sand the silver Polished Foil 6x6 sheet with a medium sanding block or sandpaper to give it a weathered, worn look to match the wooden sleigh.  Cut the runner and top trim from the distressed foil paper.  Assemble the sleigh.

Cut two big branches of the Pine Needle Trio from the green Festive Glitter Pad sheet.  Layer them - slightly offset - and trim the branches to create a Christmas tree.  Tape the tree behind the sleigh.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to red felt and diecut Resting Birds.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  Attach it to a side-folded red A-2 card.  The bright red card emphasizes the wrapped stitches.  Assemble the card and attach green Christmas Fairy Jewels.

MemoryBoxGildedSleigh, MemoryBoxPineNeedleTrio, MemoryBoxJoyAndCheer, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchRectangles, MemoryBoxRestingBirds, MemoryBoxGarland6x6, MemoryBoxWoodgrainPaper, MemoryBoxFestiveGlitterPad, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyJewels, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxPolishedFoilPad, MemoryBoxCo, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeChristmasCards, ChristmasDiecuts, HolidayDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, 6x6Papers, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Cut the Joy and Cheer background from a sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut the delicate words from the red Polished Foil Pack sheet.  

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Add texture to diecuts and give them a bright new look - or as we did here, a weathered, vintage appearance.  Trim pine branches and create a Christmas tree too. It's easy to add special details and a unique look to your Memory Box designs!

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

Jeansignature-3

 

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10/14/2021

Thu 14

New House Frames and the Serene Bird by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxSereneBirdAndBranch, MemoryBoxHauntedEntranceDomeLayer, Memor6yBoxHouseFrameBackground, MemoryBoxGingerbreadHouseFrame, MemoryBoxWoodgrainPaper, MemoryBoxSunny Orange6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxEarthNeutrals6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid, MemoryBoxMajesticHuesGlitterPad, JeanOkimoto, BirdDiecuts, HouseDiecuts, HandmadrHalloweenCards, DiecutCards, CandyDiecuts, FeltDiecuts, HandmadeFallCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies

Black felt and Majestic Hues black glittered cardstock transform the new Serene Bird and Branch from sweet to spooky.  Build a Madras Plaid birdhouse and add some ghostly visitors and colorful Halloween candies. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a few more ways to use the great new designs from our 2021 Holiday Collection.

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Cut the solid House Frame Background from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet, then cut the circle out.  Cut the circle frame from a brown sheet in the Earth Neutrals 6x6.

Cut it with the Gingerbread House Frame.  Assemble the house and tie the frame with gold cord.  Curl the cord using the side of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool.

Attach adhesive lable paper or a sticker sheet to black felt and cut the Serene Bird.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking thru the fabric.  Cut the wings from the black 6x6 in the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad.  Cut the beak from orange cardstock in the Sunny Orange 6x6.

Cut 2 branches from Serene Bird set from the brown Earth Neutrals sheet.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from White Woodgrain Paper.  Define and eyes with a paper piercing tool. Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the faces.

Cut the candies - from the Gingerbread House Frame set - from pink and orange cardstock in the Berry Red and Sunny Orange 6x6's.  Cut the candies again from the black glittered cardstock. Assemble the candies.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded A2 card of Kraft Woodgrain paper.  

MemoryBoxSereneBirdAndBranch, MemoryBoxHauntedEntranceDomeLayer, Memor6yBoxHouseFrameBackground, MemoryBoxGingerbreadHouseFrame, MemoryBoxWoodgrainPaper, MemoryBoxSunny Orange6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxEarthNeutrals6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid, MemoryBoxMajesticHuesGlitterPad, JeanOkimoto, BirdDiecuts, HouseDiecuts, HandmadrHalloweenCards, DiecutCards, CandyDiecuts, FeltDiecuts, HandmadeFallCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies

Big thanks to everyone who ordered the BOO! Halloween cards + treat wrapper kit from Impress!  Kits are also on their way to Stamps and Memories!

Thanks for visiting - see you this weekend...

Jeansignature-3

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10/02/2021

Sat 02

An Oval Snowman Collage for World Cardmaking Day by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxOvalSnowmanCollage, MemoryBoxSlimConfettiPlate, MemoryBoxStylishRectangleTrio, MemoryBoxRestingBirds, MemoryBoxStormyBlue6x6Pack, MemoryBoxWoodsyPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxYuletideMoments, MemoryBoxWinterFantasyFairyGemstones, JeanOkimoto, CollageCards, SnowmanCards, ChristmasDiecuts, SnowmanDiecuts, HandmadeChristmasCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Celebrate World Cardmaking Day with the Oval Snowman Collage from the 2021 Holiday Collection.  It's just one of many great new dies, 6x6 plaids and glitter cardstock and a beautiful assortment of fairy drops, crystals and dewdrops.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a frosty winter collage design.  

MemoryBoxOvalSnowmanCollage, MemoryBoxSlimConfettiPlate, MemoryBoxStylishRectangleTrio, MemoryBoxRestingBirds, MemoryBoxStormyBlue6x6Pack, MemoryBoxWoodsyPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxYuletideMoments, MemoryBoxWinterFantasyFairyGemstones, JeanOkimoto, CollageCards, SnowmanCards, ChristmasDiecuts, SnowmanDiecuts, HandmadeChristmasCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Cut the large Stylish Rectangle Trio from white cardstock.  Cut the rectangle with the Oval Snowman Collage.   Color his nose and arms with orange and brown markers.

Cut a pale blue 6x6 from the Stormy Blue Collection with the Stylish Rectangle.  Save the delicate frame for another project - we're using the interior offcut here.  Cut the offcut with the top portion of the new Slim Confetti Plate.  Attach it behind the snowman rectangle.

Cut a 3-⅜" x 4" piece of a white 6x6 from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad.  Attach it behind the Stormy Blue piece to create a frosty dotted background.  Attach the 3-layered diecuts to a slightly darker blue A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Attach the delicate Stylish Rectangle frame.

Cut the hat from black cardstock.

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Cut the scarf from a blue plaid in the new Woodsy Plaid 6x6 pack.

Attach an adhesive label sheet or sticker paper to bright red felt and cut Resting Birds.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps liquid adhesives from soaking through the fabric.

Attach 3 birds, the scarf, hat and three Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.

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Stamp the greeting - from the new Yuletide Moments Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock witgh Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the smallest Stylish Rectangle die.  Attach the greeting and a bird inside the card.

MemoryBoxOvalSnowmanCollage, MemoryBoxSlimConfettiPlate, MemoryBoxStylishRectangleTrio, MemoryBoxRestingBirds, MemoryBoxStormyBlue6x6Pack, MemoryBoxWoodsyPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxYuletideMoments, MemoryBoxWinterFantasyFairyGemstones, JeanOkimoto, CollageCards, SnowmanCards, ChristmasDiecuts, SnowmanDiecuts, HandmadeChristmasCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Hope you'll have time to create a card - or two - this weekend. 2021 has gone by so quickly it seems like I'm running from one holiday to the next!

Have a great weekend...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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09/22/2021

Wed 22

Create a Spooky Scene with Layered Collages by Jean Okimoto


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Create a Halloween scene with layered collages and a felt Poppystamps Whittle Cat - all on a 6x6 print from the Garland paper pack. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another mix of old and new, seasonal and everyday.

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Cut the 6x6 Garland print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die and attach it to yellow A-2 card.  

Cut a bright yellow 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Pack with the 3" wide Nested Globe die.

Cut Willow Globe and Haunted House Dome Layer from 6x6 sheets in the Earth Neutral Pack.  Trim the bottom of the diecuts to match the height of the yellow globe.  Cut a moon with the white Frosted Glitter Pack 6x6 and the ½" Circle Basics die.  Attach the layers.

The willow and house layers have holes punched at the top.  Pierce a matching hole on the yellow globe diecut.   Tie the 3 layers together with gold cord.

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Cut the ghost - from the Haunted Dome Layer set - from the white glittered sheet too.  Cut another ghost from black cardstock to add dimension.  Define the eyes with a piercing tool.  Attach a scrap of orange cardstock behind the ghost's mouth.  

Attach packing tape to a scrap of the orange sheet from the Sunny Orange Pack and cut the pumpkins from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set.

Attach an adhesive label - or a sticker sheet - to black poly/wool felt.  Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Cat.  The adhesive backing stabilizes the felt and prevents liquid adhesives from soaking thru the diecut.

Cut the bat from the Haunted Dome Layer set with the black 6x6 sheet in the Frosted Glitter Sheet.  

Attach ¼" wide strips of doublestick tape behind the window and door cutouts on the house. Attach the house dome to the yellow background.  Brush unltrafine iridescent glitter onto the adhesive to illuminate the windows and door.

Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam dots for the pumpkins.

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Matching papers, colors and diecuts turn bits and pieces from the stash into coordinated designs.  Discover different combinations for your cards, layouts and mixed media projects.  Enjoy the satisfaction of recycling papers and dies and creating new designs!

Thanks for visiting...see you this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/31/2021

Wed 31

Hugs Bunny by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen6x6, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, PoppystampsDiamondSentimentsClearStampAndDieSet, FriendshipCards,BunnyCards, SlimlineCards, BunnyDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, SlimlineDiecuts, MemoryBoxDashingStripesAndDots6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelsGlitter6x6, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii, JeanOkimoto

Celebrate friendship with a felt Bunny Face and big hugs spelled out in bold Wooden Alpha letters.  Madras Plaid Coral and Green prints are great throughout the year - and are a perfect match for the new Berry Red and Lush Green 6x6 Collections.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a spring-ish design that would work throughout the year.

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen6x6, BunnyDiecuts, PlaidPapers, JeanOkimoto

Here's a tip for selecting and diecutting the perfect section of printed papers for your design.  Diecut scrap paper in a contrasting color - then use the offcut as a template to find the right area to cut.  Attach the template to the printed paper, place the die into the cutout and diecut exactly what you need.  No guessing required!

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen6x6, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, PoppystampsDiamondSentimentsClearStampAndDieSet, FriendshipCards,BunnyCards, SlimlineCards, BunnyDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, SlimlineDiecuts, MemoryBoxDashingStripesAndDots6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelsGlitter6x6, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii, JeanOkimoto

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to gray felt and diecut the main Bunny Face section.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps glues from soaking through.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eyes.  

Cut the outer ears from one of the coral Madras Plaid sheets.  Cut the layered face section from the gray dotted Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6.  Punch a ¼" dot of pink cardstock from the Berry Red Collection and attach it behind the notched area on the face section.  (A fidgety little detail...but it makes a big difference.)

Cut the Wooden Alpha H, G and S from the pink cardstock too.  I think Bunny Face looks (vaguely) like the letter U - hope you agree!

Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼ x 2-¼"  Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Trim (or mask) the bottom of the "sending love" clear stamp from Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments Clear Stamp and Die set. Stamp it with Starlite Black Brilliance.  Stamp "to a wonderful friend" too.

Cut two detached hearts - from the Heart Streamer Globe set - from the pink 6x6 Delicate Pastels Glitter sheet.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen6x6, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, PoppystampsDiamondSentimentsClearStampAndDieSet, FriendshipCards,BunnyCards, SlimlineCards, BunnyDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, SlimlineDiecuts, MemoryBoxDashingStripesAndDots6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelsGlitter6x6, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii, JeanOkimoto

Have fun with variations of this basic design.  Use your favorite colors, little prints and felt scraps.  Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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12/14/2020

Mon 14

Plush Big Penguin Pocket Pet
by Anne Thompson

I'm working with a penguin theme for my grandsons' Christmas gifts this year--large quilted stuffed penguins, penguin pajamas, and penguin fabric for art smocks I'm sewing for them.  In looking through Memory Box products featuring penguins, thinking I would make cards and gift tags, I decided to first sew the boys some penguin pocket pets using the PLUSH BIG PENGUIN 94403 die set.

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I tried several kinds of felt and found that the stiffer craft felt gave me the best cuts with holes that didn't tear while sewing.  (I could have added a fusible stabilizer to the softer felt and that would have worked well too.)   I used my sewing machine and a zigzag stitch to add the white face/tummy to one of the two black body pieces.  I used some fabric glue to attach the eyes and nose to the face and to attach the feet between the two black layers.  I used six strands of black embroidery floss and a large-eyed needle and just did a running stitch in the holes around the edge to join the front and back, pausing every once in awhile to tuck in a bit of stuffing.  

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One finished and another cut out and ready to sew.  This penguin is just the right size to be a perfect pocket pet.  In fact, I think they will end up tucked into the pockets of the art smocks when I mail their gifts this week.

Plush Big Penguins would also make cute package tie-ons or Christmas tree ornaments, with or without stuffing them.  Don't have felt or sewing supplies?  Cut some single layer penguins from black and white and orange cardstock to add to cards or for gift tags.   I'll be making Plush Big Penguin tags for the boys' presents with their names and "Love from Nanne" written on the tummies.  Cute!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature