630 posts categorized "Flowers"

08/02/2021

Mon 02

Elegant Succulent Thank You
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card I created using Elegant Succulent Stamp Set from the newest Summer Daydreams Release.  I randomly stamped the succulents onto a piece of cardstock. I used gray ink. I colored the florals with Copic Markers in shades:

Blueish Succulent- BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, BV23; Green Succulent- G20, G21, G24, G46, BV23, RV93; Green leaves- YG23, YG25, YG17, BV25; 

Blueish Leaves- BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78; Red Branch- RV69, RV99; Background- RV91 
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Next, I used the Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out Die and die cut the colored panel. I splattered some white paint and allowed to dry. Than I chose a piece of dark gray paper from the Earth Neutral 6x6 Paper Pack. I trimmed it to fit the card base than used the same die to cut the stitched frame. 
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For the sentiment, I die cut the Thank You Streamlined Script Die two times. I used the Holiday Glitter Pad and a piece of cardstock I colored with the BG75.  I layered the sentiment. I assembled the card than added some clear jewels.

Hope you give it  a try! Thanks for stopping by!

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07/27/2021

Tue 27

Say Hello With Flowers
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card I created using the newest release, Summer Daydreams.  I die cut the new Floral Chain die two times. I colored the blossoms with Copic Markers in shades RV00, RV52, RV55; YG93, YG95, YG97, and YG99. I added some white accents with a gel pen.
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I trimmed the background panel of Woodgrain Paper in Kraft. I used the White Woodgrain Paper and die cut the panel using a Wrapped Stitched Rectangle Die.  I adhered the layers with foam tape for dimension. I die cut the word Hello using Hello Streamlined Script Die and Lush Green Paper Pack.
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For a finishing touch I scattered some clear jewels.

Thanks for peeking!!!

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07/24/2021

Sat 24

Beautiful Things with Flowering Cactus
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this lovely cactus stamp and die set called "Flowering Cactus" from the newest Memory Box release.  It's a pretty large image with lots of gorgeous details.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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I stamped the image in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white on watercolor paper. I watercolored it with Distress Inks and re-inkers. Once it dried, I added colored pencils to it for more depth.

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Next I used the coordinating die and cut the watercolored image out and added it to a piece of Memory Box cream color woodgrain paper.  The woodgrain paper comes in white, cream, and kraft and has a very subtle texture that adds so much to your cards without distracting from the main focal image.  Below you can see the woodgrain pattern better:

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I heat embossed the sentiment and the 2 butterflies from the set in white on black card stock.
I used a black mat cut slightly larger than my woodgrain paper and then added that to a 5" by 7" card base.
Lastly I added Pastel Fairy Jewels, also from Memory Box. Here's one last look at my card:

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I had a lot of fun stamping and coloring this image and creating this card. The new release is full of amazing products, including dies, stamps, and embossing folders. I hope you will check them all out HERE!

I'll link my products below and thanks so much for stopping by!

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07/19/2021

Mon 19

Twilight Purple and Violet Madras Plaid Floral Chain Thank You Notes
by Anne Thompson

I needed some thank you notes and made a trio of them this week using Twilight Purple cardstocks, Violet Madras Plaid papers, the Floral Chain and Thank You Streamlined Script dies, and some clear Fairy Jewels.

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materials used

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to make these cards

  • Cover the fronts of white notecards with purple cardstocks from the Twilight Purple paper pad.
  • Die cut several of the FLORAL CHAIN from a variety of the purple cardstocks.
  • Die cut several of the FLORAL CHAIN  and THANK YOU STREAMLINED SCRIPT from a variety of the violet plaids from the Madras Plaid paper pad.
  • Stack one of the plaid floral chains on top of one of the purple cardstock floral chains offset a bit and add it to the front of the notecard with foam dimensional dots.
  • Add a separate flower cut from a cardstock chain to the center of one of the flowers with a Glue Dot.
  • Add three clear Fairy Jewels to the center of each flower.
  • Add the Thank You Streamlined Script on the lower right front of the card and three more clear Fairy Jewels. (I used a Glue Pen.)

Here's a closer look at each of the three cards.

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These cards came together quickly assembly-line style once I had everything die cut.  And I still have more of everything die cut and filed in clear storage pouches (Medium Storage Pouch pack of 50 SB10020) with each die.  Did you know that Memory Box makes both clear and colored storage pouches (six colors!) and magnet sheets?  If you look at the Memory Box catalog under Storage, you will find three sizes of each!  These are what I am using now to organize all of my dies and stamp sets in little boxes by release name/date.  What kind of a storage system do you have for your dies and stamp sets?

Happy Crafting!

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07/14/2021

Wed 14

Unexpected Beauty
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing the new Flowering Cactus Clear Stamp and Die Set, from the newest Summer Daydreams Release!   I colored the stamp with Copic Markers in shades YG61, G82, YG63, YG67, G46, YG99/ RV52, RV55, RV66/ Y18, Y38, YR18/ BG72, BG75, BG78/ BG90, BG93, BG95.


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I used a piece of Cream Woodgrain Paper and die cut the rectangle panel using Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die.  I adhered that to the card base. Next, I adhered the colored cactus to the woodgrain panel. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of paper from the Fresh Aqua 6x6 paper pack.
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As a finishing touch, I scattered some clear jewels.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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07/11/2021

Sun 11

Rainbow Floral Chain
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today featuring two brand new dies from the new release: "Floral Chain" & "Hello Streamlined Script" dies.  As soon as I saw these two dies, I just knew they would go together perfectly!

Here's a close up look at my rainbow floral slimline card:

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I cut the "Floral Chain" die 2 times from black card and once from white. With finger daubers I added rainbow colors using: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, a combo of Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen bough, then a flower each with Peacock Feathers, and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  That gave me all the colors of the rainbow that I wanted to use.


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I inked them a little heavier toward the center of each flower, then stacked the dies offset and added Fairy Gems in coordinating colors to the flower centers. I cut the 2nd largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die for a mat, then adhered the floral cluster and the hello die. The hello die was cut 3 times from black card and stacked for dimension. Here's a look at the card from the top down so you can see the pretty colors of gems in the flower centers.

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And here's one last look at my whole card:

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I hope you like my card for today - I had a lot of fun making it for a dear friend of mine!

I will link my supplies below if you are interested and thanks so much for stopping by!

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07/07/2021

Wed 07

Create a Paper-pieced Floral Chain Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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07/03/2021

Sat 03

Double Stitch Rectangle Floral Treat Wrappers by Jean Okimoto

Thoughtful departure treats add a special touch to any event - especially after social-distancing and hunkering-down for more than a year.  Create these with the Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out dies and layered blossoms from the Spring Collection.

MemoryBoxDreamyFreesia, MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxDoubleStitchRectangleCutOut, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6Pack, MemoryBoxOceanBlue6x6Pack, MemoryBoxStormyBlue6x6Pack, MemoryBoxHolidayGlitterPad, TreatWrappers, DiecutTreatWrappers, FlowerDiecuts, DiecutFlowers, DiecutFlowerCrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii, JeanOkimoto

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an alternative way to use this versatile die set.  A Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die cuts the basic folded shape - and pressure-embossing with the 2 smaller dies adds the details and scorelines for the bottom.  Cut 8-½" x 3" strips of white cardstock.  Score and fold them at 4-¼".  Place the 4.3" x 3.1" die (3rd largest) so the bottom inner cutting edge is about 1/16" below the folded edge.  Cut the folded cardstock.

Pressure-emboss the folded cardstock with the 2.6" x 3.8" and 2.1" x 3.3" (the next two smaller sizes) dies - tape the larger die along the fold and tape the smaller die inside and adjacent to the larger die.

Unfold the cardstock and reverse the original fold - changing it from a valley-fold to a mountain-fold.  Fold the left and right sides of the cardstock on the innermost scored lines to form a peak.  Fold both sides up against the peak.  Spritz the front side with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Diecut Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Daisies from two shades of the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  Cut the Dreamy Freesia, then cut the small 2-petal section again for paper-piecing.  Cut the flowers again from a light blue Stormy Blue 6x6 and a medium blue Ocean Blue 6x6.  Punch holes for the cord.

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Mix, match and layer the flower diecuts.  Attach them to the treat wrappers.  

MemoryBoxDreamyFreesia, MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxDoubleStitchRectangleCutOut, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6Pack, MemoryBoxOceanBlue6x6Pack, MemoryBoxStormyBlue6x6Pack, MemoryBoxHolidayGlitterPad, TreatWrappers, DiecutTreatWrappers, FlowerDiecuts, DiecutFlowers, DiecutFlowerCrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii, JeanOkimoto

Add ¼" dots punched from the red and gold Holiday Glitter Pad 6x6 sheets.  Use doublestick tape to attach packaged treats inside the wrappers.  Ghiradelli chocolate squares are used here.  Tie the wrapper with gold cord and use the edge of a bone folder or the flower burnishing tool to curl the cord.  For best results follow the curve of the cord and pull the curling tool quickly and firmly along the cord. 

It's a lot easier than it sounds!  Vary the size of the treat packet by using different die sizes - there are 7 dies in the set.  

Thanks for visiting...have a safe and Happy 4th if you're celebrating this weekend!

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06/29/2021

Tue 29

Shaped Flower Thank You Cards
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone! Creating custom thank you cards are such a good way to show how grateful you truly are.  Using the colored paper pad with the flower dies make it simple to create beautiful shaped flowers to accent any card.  Using them on a thank you card just give such special meaning to the recipient. 

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Flower Shaping: 

I started with bot the Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Daisies and die cut them out of Vibrant Violet and Sunny Orange.  The 3 shades of the same color in 1 paper helps with creating depth to the flowers. For the Layered Fresh die cuts I added some white highlights with a Posca pen, flicking the pen from the center of the flower toward the middle of the petal.  I spritz the all the die cuts with water, this helps with holding the shape, then shape the flowers petals from the back then turn them over and press down in the center.  Some I layered 3 to 4 flowers other just 2 layers.  Adhering them together with liquid glue.  For the ones that are more shaped I held the flower together until the glue dried. for the Fresh Flowers I added Strawberry Ice glitter glue to the center.  For the Layered Daisies I used a light brown from the Earth Neutral paper pack. I also cut out some foliage from Layered Daisies from Lush Green paper and lightly shaped them as well.

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Sentiment:

For the sentiment I used the 2nd smallest die from the Matinee Rectangle Layers and die cut out from the darkest in color in the colors used for the flowers. I stamped and heat embossed the Thank You sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set. I chose white embossing powder for the flowers from Vibrant Violets paper and gold for flowers from Sunny Orange paper pack.

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Card Base:

For the card base I used the new woodgrain paper and die cut it out using the Pinpoint Burst Plate to give it some organic texture. The Vibrant Violet colors I used white woodgrain paper and the Sunny Orange I used kraft woodgrain. I ink blended with making colors swirling out from the center out, going lighter the further away from center.  

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Assembly and Accents:

The card base is adhered to a A2 size card. I adhere the sentiment with foam tape over the center of the PinPoint Burst.  Then adhered the flowers around the sentiment.  For the Layered Daisies I added Layered Daisies foliage die cuts.  To bring in some sparkle I added Clear Jewels colored with alcohol markers to match the color scheme.

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06/28/2021

Mon 28

Hearts and Flowers
by Anne Thompson

Hearts and Flowers...for any occasion any day of the year!

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Materials Used

  • SLIM PINPOINT HEART PLATE 94550
  • CREAM WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44002
  • DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94359
  • DREAMY FREESIA 94476
  • BERRY RED CARDSTOCK COLLECTION SP1001
  • LUSH GREEN CARDSTOCK COLLECTION SP1003
  • CHRISTMAS PLAID PP1009

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This is the first card I made:

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my steps to make this card

  • die cut the Dreamy Freesia three times from green plaid paper
  • choose a coordinating green cardstock and cover the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Slim Pinpoint Heart Frame from the CreamWoodgrain Paper and trim it to fit the length of the card before adding it on top of the green cardstock
  • cut a bunch of hearts from Cream Woodgrain Paper using the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies
  • glue the freesia stems behind one of the hearts so that the flowers pop out of it and add a narrow strip of the same green cardstock behind the flowering heart then add to the card front
  • stack two of the smallest hearts and add to the narrow green strip

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The other two cards are similar except that I added a coordinating large plaid heart behind the flower bouquet heart on each one.  The card on the left has three freesia stems and the red one on the right has only two with a small white heart "hidden" behind them.

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Happy Crafting!

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