28 posts categorized "Felt"

01/06/2023

Fri 06

Bear Hugs for You by Jean Okimoto

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The Layered Polar Bear - from our Christmas release - makes a great addition to Valentine cards too.  Cut this very popular guy from soft white felt and

Open Studio Watercolor Paper for plush texture and contrasting shades of white.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with my favorite design from our holiday release.  Pair the friendly bear with the Woodgrain Tree Trunk and imagine "xoxo" carved into the trunk with Poppystamps' Poetic Lowercase Alphabet.

Prep white wool-blend felt by attaching it to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to stabilize it and prevent adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the large bear background.  Color the eartips with a pink marker.  Let it dry for a few minutes - then blot it to be sure it's really dry.

Cut the other bear sections from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Attach a scrap of Black Glossy Cardstock behind his face.  The glossy finish makes a big difference  - his eyes look brighter.  Assemble the bear - use foamtape behind the top layers of the paws and leave a section on the left unattached to insert the hugs heart

 

Cut a bright red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection with the smallest

Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out.  

Cut "xoxo" and "hugs"  - from the Poppystamps Poetic Lowercase Alphabet - from dark brown cardstock.  Attach the letters to the heart.

Cut Woodgrain Tree Trunk from medium-brown cardstock.

Prep bright red felt with adhesive label paper or a stick sheet and cut 3 of the Layered Birds.  Cut the coordinating smaller top layers from the Berry Red 6x6.

 

 

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Attach the diecuts to a light kraft slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add the amber-colored Autumn Fairy Crystals.  

Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Add a greeting - the new For You Posh Script - cut from light kraft cardstock and the bright red Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut 2 background layers from the kraft cardstock and pressure-emboss 1 using the rubber mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Pressure-embossing creates a debossed area to easily attach the detailed top layer.  Attach the other kraft background behind the greeting for extra dimension.

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Construct a brown bear with brown felt and cardstock if they're more common in your neighborhood - like they are here.   He's also great for baby and kid cards too - and birthdays, holding a balloon or cupcake!    Add a scarf for extra color on winter cards.

Thanks for visiting - keep warm, be safe and have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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11/02/2022

Wed 02

Be Jolly, Layered and Glittery by Jean Okimoto

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Be jolly with the new Little Bundled Snowman -  layered and glittered for the holidays.  The new Layered Narrow Pines add a sparkly background, and more glitter.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday slimline - and lots of layers and glitter

Cut Layered Narrow Pines from a Lush Green Collection 6x6 and a lime green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6.

Cut Little Bundled Snowman from white cardstock and two shades of gray/blue from the Stormy Blue Collection.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the top layer for the eyes.  Scribble orange and brown inks on white cardstock and diecut the eyes and twiggy arms.

Cut the two scarf sections and the left hat layer from the bright red Festive Glitter Pad sheet. Fold the narrow end of the scarf and tape it behind the right edge of the snowman. Cut the hat trim and pompom from the white Festive Glitter Pad sheet.

The versatile snowman set includes several other layers for the hat and scarf - we're using just a few here.  Love how we can keep it simple or add multiple layers - depending on the weather!

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Trim it with the 1.2" Stitched Square Layers die.

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Assemble the the snowman and trees.  Cut the second-largest

Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle from white cardstock.  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½"). Attach the trees and the greeting.  Attach the snowman - use foamtape for the scarf and hat.

Add bright red Christmas Fairy Jewels.

Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - hope our holiday designs are inspiring you to create unique handcrafted Christmas cards for everyone on your list.

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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10/11/2022

Tue 11

Winter Wonderland Window by Jean Okimoto

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The new Pine Needle Frame creates a winter scene for a frosty snowgal and felt birds. The delicate frame, floral Garland print, Festive Glitter pad, Polished Foil and felt add dimension and textures to greet the season.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a framed window design featuring our Christmas '22 Collection.  

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Open the card for some surprises. What looks like a beanie from the outside is actually a tall stocking cap -  and a felt bird stops by for a visit.

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Cut Pine Needle Frame from white cardstock.  The Tall Bundled Snowman set includes 3 snowmen - we're creating a stylish snowgal.  Cut the front of a top-folded white A-2 card with the largest snowman die.  Save the offcut - and cut it with the smallest snowman die.  Add black cardstock scraps behind the eyes and buttons.  

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Color white cardstock with orange and brown markers and diecut the carrot nose and arms.  Attach the arms behind the snowgal.

Cut pale blue cardstock from the Stormy Blue Collection with the medium-sized snowman. Attach it - through the window - to the interior of the card.

Cut the hat from the red Festive Glitter Pad sheet and the Polished Foil Pad sheet.  

Cut the 2 top layers of the scarf from the Garland 6x6 floral print.  Cut the 2 bottom layers from the red Festive Glitter Pad sheet.  Trim the left edge of the glittered diecut to decrease the width about ⅛".  

Attach hat and scarf diecuts to the snowgal.

The versatile new Layered Birds die can also create simple un-layered birds.  Attach a sticker sheet or adhesive label paper to wool-blend red felt and cut Layered Birds. The paper backing stabilizes and felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the felt.  Attach 3 birds to the frame and 1 inside the card.

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Hope you're enjoying the holiday ideas from our Design Team as much as we enjoy sharing them with you!  Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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04/12/2022

Tue 12

Spring Greetings Window Card by Jean Okimoto

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.  

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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

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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.  

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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.

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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...

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