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05/28/2024

Tue 28

Thank You Sunshine by Jean Okimoto

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Brighten someone's day with a sunny-bright thank you from the Gladiola Collection.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of big blossoms and little words - my new favorite design combination.

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Cut the Gladiola Blossoms and Leaves petals from a bright yellow 6x6 in the Sunrise Collection.  Shade the center areas with Cheerful VersaFine Clair.  Cut the stamens and leaves from Black Glossy Paper.  

Assemble the blossom - attach the petals to a small scrap of cardstock (about 1" in diameter) so it's easier to handle and arrange over the leaves.

Cut the bright yellow 6x6 with the 2-¾" wide Rectangle Basics die.  Cut the yellow and gold Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 with the 2-½" wide Rectangle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam dots for the top, upper-right and center petals.

Attach a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tab and gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 set also includes soft pink and lavender versions of the beautiful floral print.  Our 6x6 cardstock collections make it easy to coordinate prints and colors.  Make a stash of cards - then just add a foil tab greeting strip or circle later when you need a quick thank you or birthday card.

Thanks for visiting - see you in June...

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05/27/2024

Mon 27

Return to Basics- Paper Piecing
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I wanted to revisit a technique that I haven't used in a very long time. I was prompted to give it a try because I have a lot of patterned paper scraps, and I was trying to figure out what to do with them.

My card is not completely paper-pieced because the stamp I chose is intricate and I would have had a lot of tiny pieces to cut. Instead, I cut out my pieces and then added Copic markers on top to add a bit of shading. For example, I cut out green plaid paper for the leaves and then colored one side of each leaf with a Copic marker instead of cutting out two different shades of green paper to make each leaf.

Paper-piecing is a rather simple process. First you stamp your design onto cardstock and then you stamp your image again onto patterned paper of your choosing. Cut out the patterned pieces and then glue them to the original stamped image. Here is a close up of the patterned paper:

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One tip I have is to use a fine tipped black marker to cover up any areas that you may not have cut very well. It fixes a lot of mistakes.

I used a combination of the Anemone and Gladiola paper packs to make the card. here is a break down of the paper and Copic markers I chose for each section:

Green Leaves-Anemone Plaid paper, YG45 Copic marker

Blue Flowers- Anemone Grove paper, BG01 and BG07 markers

Purple Flowers- Anemone Plaid paper, BV31 marker

Yellow Flower- Glimmering Gladiola paper, Y38 and Y08 markers

Red Flower- Glimmering Gladiola paper, R81, R83, and R85 markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you haven't tried paper-piecing a try before, I encourage you to give it a go.

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05/25/2024

Sat 25

Cuppa Blooms and Bird Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have another simple birthday card to share today using previously released products.

The bird, stretched from a hummingbird by cutting down its beak with scissors, was in my stash.  It had been die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with two blue and a dark grey dye inks.  The cup, flowers and foliage were also die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with pink, yellow, green or dark grey dye inks.  

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Arranged and adhered the inked die cut pieces onto a white woodgrain panel then mount it onto the plaid pattern paper.  Picked this bright yellow design with gold foil lines to tie it in with the gold foil greetings tab.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers for some sparkle to finish  

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today   Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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05/23/2024

Thu 23

Hugs
by Donna Sledzik

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Hi everyone!  For today's card I did a spotlight technique using embossing folders.

I began by dry embossing a white cardstock panel using the Cheerful Floral 3D embossing folder.  Next, I used a blending brush and turquoise dye ink to lightly go across the raised embossed image.  I didn't mind that some of the ink went into the background.  I wanted a soft look to the background. I mounted the background to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

For the center spotlight image, I die cut a circle from Teal cardstock and placed it in the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I ran a white pigment ink pad over the embossed circle to highlight the embossing.  I used foam tape and glued it to the card matching the embossed flowers on the background.

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I spattered the background with teal ink to add a little interest to it.

I stamped the word "hugs" in black ink, die cut it with the coordinating die and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

The butterfly was die cut from white cardstock and inked with green and teal dye inks.  I glued this to the card just above the word "hugs".

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To finish the card, I added some clear Fairy Drops to give it a little sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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05/22/2024

Wed 22

Budding Gladiola Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  This card colors were inspired by paper in the Glimmering Gladiola paper pad.  The orange, pinks, and red are so pretty togetherI had to recreate it in the Gladiola flower die cuts.

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Frame:

Trim the orange, pink and red Glimmering Gladiola paper to 4 1/3" x 6".  Use the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out to create the frame.  Adhere foam tape to the back side.

Flowers:

Die cut the Budding Gladiola Stem twice and Whimsical Gladiola once from heavy weight card stock.  Ink blend the flowers using Distress Oxide Ink in Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves to create the colors in the paper.  The Steams and leave are Old Paper and Rustic Wilderness.  Adhere the flower and leaves using the image on the envelopes.

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Butterflies:

Die cut the Exquisite Butterflies from heavy white card stock and ink blend with Distress Oxide Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinge.  Use a black permanent nent marker along the outer edges of the butterflies then lightly ink blend with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. 

Assembly:

Trim white card stock to 6" by 9 1/2".  Score at 4 3/4" to create a card base.  Trim the dark red paper from the Blush paper pad to 4 3/4" x 6".  Adhere to the from of the card.  Adhere the frame.  Adhere the leaves and steams to the left side of the card.  Add the butterflies on top of the arrangement.  Adhere a Happy Birthday Foil Greeting Black Tab to the bottom right corner.  Add small drops of Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue to the flowers.

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05/21/2024

Tue 21

Thank You Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Here's another hybrid floral idea...Gladiola Floral Duo on a tall Daisy Blossom Stem.  It's just one of many combinations of blossoms, buds, stems and leaves from our floral collection of dies.  Hi, Jean here with a soft blue floral thank you card.

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05/19/2024

Sun 19

Budding Gladiola Stem Happy Birthday
by Anne Thompson

I needed a quick birthday card today and I hadn't yet used the BUDDING GLADIOLA STEM 94792, so...

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I started with a white A2 side-fold note card.  I trimmed a piece of card stock from the BLUSH COLLECTION SP1012 to 4 X 5 1/4 and added that to the front of the card.

I had this piece of plaid from the GLADIOLA PLAID PP1027 pad left over from last week's card and it fit perfectly to use as an accent panel.

I die cut the BUDDING GLADIOLA STEM 94792 with a scrap of yellow card stock from the SUNRISE COLLECTION SP1013.  I also cut it from one of the greens in the GREENERY COLLECTION SP1011. 

I added some Hero Arts Fresh Peach ink to the blossom areas and then assembled the flower.  For some extra dimension I glued the yellow stem on top of the green one and then added the small green pieces at the base of each blossom.  

I glued the stem to the plaid paper on the card front and then glued on the tall leaves.

I added one of the ST010 HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOIL GREETINGS WHITE CIRCLE TABS at the base of the flower stem using a dimensional foam dot.  For a little extra glitz I placed three of the TREASURE CHEST FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM101 in the upper right.

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If I were to make this card again I'd probably color the yellow stem green.  Or I could use the green stem I cut out and snip the yellow blossoms from the yellow stem to glue in place on the green one.  And I think I'd use two shades of green for the tall leaves.  Things to think about--I don't always have a definite plan in mind when I start to make a card.  Think this might be the last birthday card I need for the month of May.  Thank you cards next???

Happy Crafting!

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05/17/2024

Fri 17

Create Wildflowers from Gladiola Petals by Jean Okimoto

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Send heartfelt hugs with blossoms on a plaid slimline - they're wildflowers created with Fanciful Gladiola Stem petals and Lavender Bouquet sprigs. Hi, Jean here - mixing and matching designs from the Memory Box floral collection to create hybrid blossoms for spring projects.

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Cut petals from the Fanciful Gladiola Stem set from a peach Blush Collection 6x6.  Randomly layer the diecuts to create 7 blossoms - I didn't use all of the pieces.  Cut Lavender Bouquet from a light green 6x6 in the Greenery Collection.  

Cut a dark green Anemone Plaid 6x6 with part of the 2" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a dark green 6x6 from the Greenery Collection with part of the 1-⅛" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the rectangles to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Attach the bottoms and (approximate) centers of the Lavender Bouquet stems.  Attach the blossoms, then trim the stems so they'll cover the bottom of the blossoms.  Glue the trimmed stems over the blossoms.  

Attach ScorTape over white cardstock and cut the Hugs Tender Script background.  Cut the detailed "hugs" from a Greenery 6x6. Leave the diecut in the die and remove the inner offcuts from the h and g.  Flip the diecut (still in the die) onto the adhesive-covered white background and press it firmly to attach it and release it from the die.  Cover the exposed adhesive with detail clear embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat-emboss it to attach the top layer and create a glossy background.

Attach the greeting and pale peach/orange Autumn Fairy Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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05/15/2024

Wed 15

Exquisite Fanciful Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a super simple birthday card to share today to round out the last two remaining dies from the 2024 Gladiola collection that I have not used yet.

The Fanciful Gladiola and Exquisite Butterflies were die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with dye inks; turquoise for the flowers, green for the foliage and Wilted Violet/Blueprint Sketch distress inks for the butterflies.

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The sentiment was hot foiled with white foil on black cardstock then die cut out using the Modest Greetings 1 hot foil and die set from Poppy Stamps.  Arranged and assembled the card onto a white card base to finish. 

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Easy-peasy… and that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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05/14/2024

Tue 14

Rounds, Rectangles and Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Going to a birthday celebration and need a fast card?  The 6x6 Glimmering Gladiola and Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock make it easy to design, diecut and assemble a very quick card.  Hi, Jean here with a versatile basic design that takes advantage of the great coordinating papers and colors in the Memory Box 6x6 prints and cardstock collections.

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Cut 2 of the Glimmering Gladiola double-sided yellow 6x6 print with the 2-¼" diameter Circle Basics die.  Cut a bright yellow Sunrise Collection 6x6 with the 2-½" Circle Basics die.

Cut the A2-sized Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from a light yellow Sunrise 6x6.  Cut the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from the same yellow 6x6.  Attach the large rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.  

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Attach the circles and smaller rectangle to the card.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab.  Add gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thank You Foil Greetings Circle Tabs are available in white and black too.  They're great for just-in-time cards - or make a bunch of color-coordinated cards and add the greetings later.  

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

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