649 posts categorized "Flowers"

10/13/2021

Wed 13

Non-traditional Purple Poinsettias
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  It’s a quick 2-in-1 post for me today. 😉  I was the August challenge winner at Christmas Craft Creations (CCC) and was invited to guest design for their October challenge starting today.  As you can see, this is also my day to post here, and since the challenge here this month is Holidays, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to combine them in one post.  The challenge theme at CCC is Black and White plus One.   You know I love non-traditional color Christmas cards, so I chose purple for my color. 

The poinsettias were die cut from Bristol paper using the Layered Poinsettia die.  Colored each cutout with Shaded Lilac distress ink (DI) then applied Wilted Violet DI at the center and tips.  Attached two of them together and shaped the petals with my fingers before spritzing them with a shimmer spray for some sparkle.  Set aside to dry.

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The pine needles and sentiment were also die cut from Bristol paper.  The sentiment was die cut 3x and stacked for dimension, then mounted onto its black shadow piece.  Adhered the pine needles directly to a black A2 sized panel and popped up the poinsettias with mounting tape (except for the petals underneath the sentiment).  Covered the upper portion of the panel next and splattered the bottom half with white gouache paint.  Attached the panel to a black/white split card base, then added the sentiment and clear Fairy drops to the poinsettia centers to finish.

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Create your own black and white plus one Christmas card using at least one Memory Box product and you can enter in both challenges!  And that is it from me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a great day.

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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!

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09/21/2021

Tue 21

Something Blue
by Anne Thompson

I've been making so many cards lately with oranges and golds and browns that I needed a major change. So I went looking through my Memory Box paper collections and found two pieces of a great blue plaid left in my Spring Plaid 6X6 pad PP1012 and a coordinating pale blue cardstock from the Stormy Blue Collection SP1006 which inspired me to make two sweet hello cards to send to friends this week.

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  • For each card I cut the plaid paper 5.5 X 4.25 and covered the fronts of white notecards.
  • From the pale blue cardstock I die cut three sets of each of the flowers--Layered Fresh Flowers 94474 for the left card and Layered Daisies 94472 for the right card.
  • I put the flowers together with Glue Dots.  These flatter cards will be less expensive to mail and there is still lots of dimension to them.
  • Also from the pale blue cardstock I cut two of the Hello Cursive Script Circle 94521 and used a glue pen to adhere them to the card fronts.

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Easy peasy! 

Do you find yourself in a color rut using the same combinations again and again?  Look through all of your papers and find yourself a color challenge!  For me it was thinking about what to do with that blue plaid paper that got me looking for coordinating cardstock and then I spent a lot of time looking through my dies to choose something I thought might work,  auditioning and discarding several before settling on the layered flowers and that hello circle sentiment.  


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Happy Crafting!

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09/15/2021

Wed 15

Halloween at the Imperial Castle by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate a royal Halloween at the Imperial Castle with ghosts and a bat borrowed from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set.  The spooked scene is diecut from a dark floral 6x6 from the Garland collection.  

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Hi, Jean Okimoto here with mix of old and new for fall.  Cut the Garland 6x6 floral print with the second-largest Nested Globes die.  Cut it with the Imperial Castle Collage.  

Attach pieces of lined ¼" doublestick tape behind the windows -  Brush ultrafine gold glitter onto the tape through the window cutouts.  The glitter adds a warm glow behind the windows - like a vintage incandescent 60-watt bulb.  Things I grew up with are now vintage artifacts!

Attach the diecut to a Persimmon Notecard - don't use any adhesive behind the posts section on the tallest tower.

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from heavy white cardstock, and again from black cardstock.  Attach the black diecuts behind the white pieces, slightly offset for dimension.  Attach the ghosts to the card.

Cut yellow glittered cardstock from the Frosted Glitter Pad with the ½" Circle Basics die. Cut the bat - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the Frosted black glittered 6x6. Punch ¼" circles of the black glittered cardstock. 

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The Memory Box collage dies offer a lot of design options and are great with the 6x6 prints too.  Use them as collaging layers - or use the designs as freestanding diecuts.  Many of the larger offcut pieces are great for reverse-images too.  

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

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09/14/2021

Tue 14

Tiffany Inspired Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a Tiffany inspired color combo. I trimmed a piece of Fresh Aqua paper to fit a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base. 

I die cut the Floral Chain Craft Die in white cardstock.  I adhered this to the card base with foam tape. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing

powder. I used the stamp and die combo set Signature Greetings.


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For a finishing touch I added some Clear Jewels and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!

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09/13/2021

Mon 13

Wreath Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  It is finally raining in the northwest and it just puts me in the card making mood.  I have a wreath birthday card with a lot of dimension and depth, with a little sparkle.  I have been using my mixed media supplies more and more.  In today's card  I'm using my sprays and embossing powder in this card.

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Background Panel:

Create your own pattern paper with the Signature Stamp stamp set is easy with some embossing powder and ink. Cut heavy white card stock to 4 1/8" square.  Stamp Happy Birthday from the Signature Greetings stamp set with embossing ink all over the background.  I used a light golden embossing powder and heat set.  After cooled, ink blend from the sides half way in with Distress Oxide ink Antique Linen.  Leaving the center white. 

Sentiment:

Gold heat emboss twice the Sending Happy Birthday from the Signature Greetings stamp set.  Making sure to let cool in-between embossing.  Die cut with matching die. 

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Wreath Elements:

Die cut the Eucalyptus Collage, Delicate Wreath and the flowers and birds die from the Willow Globe from heavy white card stock least 3 times.  Die cut the flowers at least 3 more times.  I used Lindys Spray inks to color my dies cuts using pink and golden sprays for flowers and 2 wreaths.  For the eucalyptus leaves and 1 wreath I used Lindys Magical powder Shabby Turbine Teal. Leave the birds white.  Using shaping tools I shaped the flowers and leaves while still slightly damp.  

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Assembly:

Create a top folding 4 1/4" square card base from heavy white card stock.  Add foam tape to the back ground panel and center it on the card base.  Layer the 3 wreath die cuts and adhere down. Adhere in the eucalyptus leaves, birds, and flowers around the wreath.  Add light pink and green Fair Jewlels to the center of the flowers and randomly around the wreath.  Add foam dots to the back of the sentiment and adhere it to the center of the wreath.

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09/09/2021

Thu 09

STAMPtember’s True Friend Exclusive Stamp Set by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate STAMPtember with the exclusive True Friend Clear Stamp Set!  This great limited edition collaboration set from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp joins the annual fall event of stamping, creativity and friendship.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here after my senior moments of confusion about post scheduling.  Hope you like this slimline mix of stamps, embossing and colorful layering.  

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Stamp the flowers on white vellum with VersaMark and emboss it with detail white powder.  Color it - on the reverse side - with cotton swabs and Distress Oxides.  Use  pointy cosmetic applicator cotton swabs for the narrow areas.  Add more ink - from the right side - to fill in any blank or light spots.  Colors used here are ripe persimmon, worn lipstick, wild honey and iced spruce.  Air-dry the inks, then cut it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  

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Unfold the card and pressure-emboss it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  A small portion at the top of the heart will be embossed onto the back of the card.  I don't think the card's recipient will mind - do you?

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Attach the vellum heart with tiny strips of ⅛" wide doublestick tape hidden behind the inked areas.

Stamp the greeting on another peach 6x6 with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Color Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and add them to the card.

Hope you're enjoying STAMPtember's ideas and inspiration!  The exclusive limited-edition designs sell out quickly - the True Friend Stamp and Die Set is already sold out - but a few Stamp Sets are still available  - here's a link to order your set.  

Thanks for visiting...see you next week!

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09/06/2021

Mon 06

Spotlighting Sweet Peas
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Labor Day to those celebrating.  For my card today, I modified the spotlighting technique to use with the Blooming Sweet Pea 3D embossing folder to create a very simple floral card.

Started by die cutting a circle stencil from masking paper using Circle Basics die.  Adhered the stencil to a Bristol panel and applied Milled Lavender distress ink (DI) with a blender brush.

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Insert the panel into the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.

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Placed the circle stencil back and applied Shaded Lilac DI to the raised areas.

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Used a sanding block next to buff the raised areas and remove the colors.
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You could skip applying the darker ink color before sanding, but I wanted the contrast.  For some texture and a faux watercolor look, spritz it with water and blot with a paper towel.  

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A circle frame was then die cut from Twilight Purple color paper with the circle die used to create the stencil and the next circle size up.  The Signature Greeting sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock, then die cut out with the matching die.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added some clear jewels to finish.

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Really simple… and that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

 

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09/05/2021

Sun 05

The Secret is Outside the Box...our Memory Box STAMPtember Collaboration with Simon Says Stamp is Here!
by Anne Thompson

Happy STAMPtember from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp!!! We are celebrating today with a beautiful exclusive stamp and die set by Memory Box in collaboration with Simon Says Stamp.  The TRUE FRIEND stamp and die sets went live at 12:01 AM today, September 5th, and are available from SimonSaysStamp.com for a limited time while supplies last.  

So what have I been creating in secret with my TRUE FRIEND stamp set in preparation for this event?  A notecard and coordinating envelope...

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...with some additional stamping inside including several of the small flowers and three of the sentiments from the set around my handwritten message:  "hello, friend"; "friendship is made up of a million little things"; and "thanks for being a true friend".

materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • white cardstock for the stamped image
  • TRUE FRIEND clear stamp set
  • VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink
  • orange plaid paper from Memory Box's Christmas Plaid 6X6 pad PP1009
  • orangey-red cardstock from Memory Box's Sunny Orange 6X6 cardstock pad SP1002
  • colored pencils

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There's a lot going on with social media this week regarding this STAMPtember collaboration.  This is the 12th Anniversary of STAMPtember and it's bigger and better than ever!  There will be a Simon Says Stamp live chat Friday at noon ET on Facebook to chat about all things STAMPtember and Memory Box.  There will be more samples from Memory Box Design Team members on our Memory Box instagram stories.  Steph at Simon Says Stamp will also be posting to their newsletter and social media accounts.  Who knows where and when more ideas will pop up!  And...don't forget to get your True Friend set before they are all gone!

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Happy Crafting!

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09/04/2021

Sat 04

Dreamy Freesia on a Slim Diagonal Collage by Jean Okimoto

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A bold Slim Diagonal Collage creates an ink-blended background for the detailed Dreamy Freesia.  Coordinate the background with matching colors from the 6x6 Collections, then add a simple greeting and custom-colored jewels.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a summer-into-fall slimline design.  

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A strip of ink-blended cardstock from the stash was used here.  It's sprayed with a light layer of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and air-dried while I worked on the rest of the card.

Cut white cardstock to 8-½" x 7-⅝".  Score it lengthwise at ¾" and 4-¼".  The ¾" section forms a tab to attach the back of the card. Diecut Slim Diagonal Collage about 1-¾" to the right of the ¾" scoreline.  Cut it lengthwise for best results.  

Cut another piece of cardstock to 3-½" x 8-½".  Attach it to the ¾" tab.

Attach a strip of the ink-blended cardstock behind the Slim Diagonal Collage.  Fold the cardstock to the inside on the 4-¼" scoreline and tape the edges.

Cut Hello Cursive Script Circle from the turquoise 6x6 sheet in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Leave the diecut in the die and remove the offcuts with a piercing tool.  Cut a circle of white cardstock with the 2" Circle Basics die.  It's smaller than the script circle  so the background is visible.  Dot the greeting with tiny amounts of glue then press the greeting onto the white circle.  Push it out of the die with the piercing tool.

Cut Dreamy Freesia with the green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection.  Cut the flower and 2 buds from the dark yellow 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Collection.  

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

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Color Clear Jewels with an emerald green Sharpie or Copic Marker.  Color a medium-sized Fairy Drops Jewel with a yellow marker.  

Attach the diecuts to the card - use foamtape for the flower and buds.  The layers, foamtape and yellow jewel create a card requiring additional postage.

If you love the bold, crisp look of stripes too - join September's Stripes Challenge for a chance to win great Memory Box products.  View the Challenge details here.  Stripes aren't just straight vertical or horizontal designs - they can be wavy, diagonal, jumbled, arched or angled - we have great striped designs in our collage collection.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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