762 posts categorized "Flowers"

10/17/2022

Mon 17

Sparkle Poinsettia Merry Christmas
by Anne Thompson

I've started getting serious about making cards for Christmas, ones for me to send and ones as samples for classes I'll be teaching later this month and in November.  The one I'll show you today combines the POINSETTIA WATERCOLOR FLORAL 94676, GLORIETTE SNOWFLAKE COLLAGE 94696, and MERRY CHRISTMAS CURLED SCRIPT 94682.  And, of course, I used plaid paper from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019!

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I decided to make the poinsettias this time using two plaid papers from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019 and the POINSETTIA WATERCOLOR FLORAL 94676 die.  After cutting out the pieces I layered the two plaids for each flower, so one was more pink on the larger leaves with darker red accents and vice versa on the other.  (The image on the envelope the die came in is a good guide for how you might assemble the poinsettia pieces.)  Then I put two flowers together to create one bigger poinsettia.  

I had already chosen another red plaid from the Jolly Christmas papers and trimmed it 5 1/4 X 4 before adding it to the front of a white notecard.  When I rested the poinsettia on the card, it looked like it needed something to anchor it and separate the plaids in the flower from the plaid background a bit.  I chose some gold glitter paper (it was a single sheet in my scrapbox from one of the Memory Box glitter pads) and die cut the GLORIETTE SNOWFLAKE COLLAGE 94696 background piece.  I cut it again using white cardstock and then layered the gold one on top of the white one for a bit more dimension. 

I attached the poinsettia to the gold snowflake and then used foam dots to add that to the card.  I put it up high enough on the card so there would be room to add a sentiment.

I chose the MERRY CHRISTMAS CURLED SCRIPT 94682 die and used more of the gold glitter paper to cut it out.  I added it to the card using a glue pen.

To finish I added the teeny-tiny center pieces of the poinsettia to the flower centers after coloring them green with a marker (tweezers were helpful for this step) and then put gold CHRISTMAS FAIRY JEWELS JWL005 in those flower centers, used them as well as to dot the i in Christmas, and then I added three more along one of the plaid lines to fill an empty space.

These are the materials I used:

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I've already die cut more flower pieces from plaid papers, solid cardstock, and mirror paper and assembled them into poinsettias; and I'm storing them in the envelope with the die.  I often find that making extras--even when I don't have a plan for using them yet--makes it that much easier and faster when I do come up with a card design idea.  And storing them with the die also reminds me that I've done that work already and there it is!

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

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!

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10/04/2022

Tue 04

Details, Details - Pine and Poinsettia by Jean Okimoto

 

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A delicate pine needle frame surrounds a layered poinsettia on a detailed - but easy - holiday greeting.  The intricate designs are simply diecut from a festive array of Memory Box 6x6 color collections, glitter cardstock, polished foils and mirror cardstock.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more great dies from our Christmas 2022 Collection.  Balance the details of the new Poinsettia Watercolor Floral and Pine Needle Frame with a mix of reds and greens and a dash of gold accents.

Cut Pine Needle Frame from the light yellow-green Lush Green 6x6.  Cut the extra needles from the chartreuse 6x6 in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.

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Cut the entire set  of the Poinsettia Watercolor Floral from the dark red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut it again from the red Polished Foil 6x6.  You'll be able to create two layered poinsettias with the combination of the Berry Red and Polished Foil sheets.  

Cut two sets of the tiny 3-piece centers from the gold sheet in the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  Assemble the poisettias - chose 1 for this card and save the other for another project.  It'll be ready when you need a quick card or gift tag in December!

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on a chartreuse Lush Greeb 6x6 with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  

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Attach the diecuts to a green notecard.  ⅛" wide lined doublestick tape is perfect for attaching the borders of the Pine Needle Frame.  Attach the poinsettia with foamdots.

Add the greeting and gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.

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Have fun creating variations of this basic design with our mix of solid 6x6's, and glittery, shimmery, sparkly artpapers.  Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday!

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09/08/2022

Thu 08

A September Celebration! by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate Stamptember with Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp!  Here's the fabulous new and exclusive Memory Box Beautiful Moments Stamp Set designed by Dave Brethauer for this annual celebration of design, creativity and inspiration.

It's a versatile, classic design that's only available while supplies last.  You'll love creating cards, layouts, journals and mixed media projects with this great set of clear stamps.

Hi friends, Jean Okimoto here with a simple back-painted vellum slimline design.  It's a classic botanical image that's perfect for any occasion.  

Prep heavy white vellum with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray powder flecks.  Stamp the image with VersaMark, then emboss it with detail white powder.  Trim it with the 4-¾"x 3-½" Rectangle Basics die.

Dribble Distress Oxide refill inks onto a large acrylic stamp block.  I've used abandoned coral, twisted citron and mowed lawn.  Paint the reverse side of the stamped vellum using a barely damp paintbrush and the refill inks.  Airdry the inks.  

Stamp the greeting - also from this great new stamp set - on white cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim the greeting with the 2-¾"x 1-½" Rectangle Basics die. P1018953 2

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card - 3-⅝" x 8-⅝".  Foamtape the greeting.  Use tiny pieces of doublestick tape behind several outer points of the stamped image.  

Add green Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Place a very tiny dot of adhesive on the vellum behind the jewels to secure the  three corners.

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

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Here's a link to order your exclusive Beautiful Moments set - remember it's a limited edition exclusive, available only while supplies last.

Thanks for joining us for Stamptember 2022!  See you again next week...

Jeansignature-3

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08/15/2022

Mon 15

Floral Photo Cards with Die Cut Flowers
by Anne Thompson

When I visited the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens recently I took nearly 100 photographs, mostly of stone walls and stone sculptures and fairy houses.  I did find three photographs of yellow flowers, however, and decided to use them on cards with coordinating die cut flowers, keeping with the yellow theme for this month's blog challenge.  First up, California Poppies with three Memory Box poppy dies--RUFFLED POPPY STEM 94667, SWEET POPPY STEM 94648, and GRACEFUL POPPY STEMS 94651.

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I trimmed the 3.5 X 5 photograph of the California Poppies and added it to the lower right corner of a white notecard.  I die cut the three poppy dies from one of the yellow cardstocks and one of the orange cardstocks in the SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002.  I assembled the yellow flowers and used only the orange stamens for the flower centers.  I added the completed flowers to the left side of the notecard.  I cut the flowers again from one of the green cardstocks in the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 and added just the stems on top of the yellow ones.

the other two cards:

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This time I mounted the photographs on green cardstocks from the Lush Green Collection and used another green for the TALL FRILLY LEAF STEMS 94615 which I added to the left edge of the photographs, three stems on each card.

For the flowers I used a yellow cardstock from the Sunny Orange Collection and the LAYERED PERIWINKLE die 94614.  I cut five for each card and assembled them with Glue Dots.  I used an orange marker to color the flower centers.  I added the flowers to the card using large Glue Dots for three and foam dimensional dots for two.

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I've used die cuts before with photographs on scrapbook pages but I think this is the first time I've used them with photographs on greeting cards.  I will definitely do this again!  It's actually a great way, too, to use less than great photographs where the die cuts can be used in empty-ish spots or to cover something up or to draw attention to a particular element in the photo.  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


 

08/02/2022

Tue 02

Fresh Floral Chain by Jean Okimoto

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Sunny yellows, soft greens and crisp white create a simple summer design. Add Fairy Jewels and and it's ready to go!  Hi,

Jean Okimoto here with a floral slimline - and some August Yellow Card Challenge inspiration.   

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Blend twisted citron, fossilized amber and squeezed lemonade Distress Oxides on a strip of Open Studio Watercolor paper.  Dry the inks, then lightly splatter it with Imagine's Gold Shimmer Spritz.  Set it aside to air-dry.

Cut Floral Chain from heavy white cardstock.  Stencil the centers with squeezed lemonade and fossilized amber - I punched a ⅜" circle from a scrap of vellum.  DIY vellum stencils are great - you can see what you're inking and have clean, crisp edges.

Cut Fresh Cut Stems from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  

Diecut the inked watercolor paper with the 1-½" wide Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Trim the short ends with one of the larger dies from the set to create a custom-sized slim rectangle for your card.

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Attach the Fresh Cut Stems (we're not using the other short stem) to the slim rectangle - trim the bottom of the big stem for the left side.  Attach the Floral Chain.  Add light green Christmas Fairy Jewels.

Congrats to the Cathy R, winner of the July Challenge!  Hope today's design inspires you to join our August Yellow Cards Challenge...good luck!

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

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07/30/2022

Sat 30

You Are Special to Me With Sweet Poppy Stem
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with Hello card made with the new "Sweet Poppy Stem" dies released this past May.  Here's a closer look at my card:

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Here's how I made my card:

1)  I die cut the Sweet Poppy Stem dies and colored them with Zig Clean Color markers

2)  I took a piece of plaid paper from the Spring Slim paper pad and cut it to mini slimline size 3" by 6".

3)  I added flower after putting it together and added a few "Lavender Bouquet" dies cut from black in the bottom left corner.

4)  The sentiment is from Birch Press Design's Crystal Lingo stamp and die set and heat embossed in white on black card stock.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  I had so much fun creating it!  Be sure to check out all the new Memory Box goodies on their website HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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07/28/2022

Thu 28

Soft Monochrmatic Floral Card
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Monochromatic cards are one of my favorite looks. They often lend themselves to a clean and simple look. To make the card, I first started by creating my soft blue background.

For the background, I used my favorite Distress Ink color, which is Tumbled Glass. I like how it is a lighter blue that you can also easily build up the color. I find that if you start lightly applying the ink in the center and then slowly working your way out from the center in larger and larger circles, you are less likely to get lines from your sponge transferred onto your paper. I repeated this process four times until the ink was the color I wanted and all the splotchy areas were replaced by smooth coverage. As a final step, I lightly spritzed the paper with water to give the background a mottled look. Here is  a close up:

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For the next step, I diecut my flowers out of white cardstock and lightly colored the stamens with a very pale Copic marker (YG0000). I wanted there to be just a hint of color. As a final step, I added my sentiment and a few clear jewels.

Thanks so much for stopping by today? What is your go-to monochromatic color you use a lot on cards? Do you have one?

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07/24/2022

Sun 24

Lavender Bouquet Birthday
by Trina Pham


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Hello everyone.  I have a CAS (clean and simple) mini slimline birthday card to share today featuring the Lavender Bouquet dies from the 2022 May release.  

Started by die cutting the lavender flowers from scraps of Bristol paper.  Using a foam blending tool, added Shaded Lilac distress oxide ink (DOx) to the flower sections.  Used the direct-to-paper method to add Shabby Shutters distress ink (DI) to the stems.  A dark purple Tombow alcohol marker was then used to give it some texture and dimension.  Created the vase by die cutting from alcohol marker friendly paper using a Nested Globes die then trimming off the rounded end to get a flat edge.  Added shading to it with Copic Sketch markers C1, C0 and C00.  

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The white card base and the background panel were trimmed to 3.25”x6.25” from heavy weight white cardstock next.  On the panel, stamped the sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout with Shaded Lilac DOx ink and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Masked off the left side and bottom, then ink blended Blueprint Sketch DI.  Splattered with white and black gouache paint for some texture.  Assembled to finish.

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That does it from me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day. 

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07/22/2022

Fri 22

Butterfly Garden Slimline Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a pretty butterfly garden birthday card with using the House Frame die sets has a bird house.  These matching die sets are so versatile.  I also have an idea to create a beach house with the palm trees from the Nativity House Frame die set with the House Frame Background. 

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Bird House:

Die cut the House Frame Background die from white Woodgrain paper.  Die cut the fence from the house Frame die set 2 times from white Woodgrain paper.  Adhere together.  Ink blend the edges of the white woodgrain paper with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. Die cut the circle die in the center of the house.  Keep the outline circle and discard the center.  Then die cut the circle die from Kraft Woodgrain Paper 1 times for the outline circle. Die cut again but from plan Kraft paper and just save all pieces. Adhere all 3 outline circles together with the Kraft Woodgrain paper on top.  Die the just the roof portion of the House Frame die set from same Kraft Woodgrain Paper 3 times.  Trim off any excess of the sides. Adhere together   Die cut the smallest die from the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die set from Kraft Woodgrain Paper 2 times.  Adhere together.  Ink blend just the edges of all Kraft color die cuts with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

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Flowers/Foliage:

Die cut all the foliage from the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems, Fresh Cut Stems, and Lavender Bouquet from various shades of green from the Lush Green paper pack.  Lightly ink blend the different foliage with Distress ink Rustic Wilderness and Old Paper.  for ht Tall Frilly Leaf Stems use Olive Green Zig to color just the stem. Die cut the flower portion of the Lavender Bouquet from Twilight Purple paper, trim off the stem and adhere to the green die cuts.  Die cut the flower port of Fresh Cut Stems from light Stormy Blue paper, trim off stems, and adhere to the green portion.   Retain the loose flowers to adhere at assembly.

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Butterflyes:

Die cut the Intricate Mini Butterflies from both the same purple Twilight paper and light Stormy Blue paper.  bend in half and shape the larger butterfly wings with your fingers.

Slimline Card and Frame:

Die cut the largest die from the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers set 2 times from white card stock.  Score 1 of the pieces from the back side at 1/4" from the top of the paper.  Add double sided adhesive to the scored section.  At this time it is easiest to add a sentiment on the inside of the card.  Adhere to the other panel so the card folds from the back panel.  Die cut a frame by using the largest and 2nd largest frames and cut out of Kraft Woodgrain Paper.  Die cut 3 times and adhere together.  Ink blend the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Adhere the frame to the front of the card.

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Assembly:

Trim down the bird house pole to 3" tall.  Use the other end to cut down and adhere to the back of the bird house to prop it up.  Adhere the pole to the bottom center of the card.  Adhere the roof to the bird house and then adhere to the top center of the pole.  Adhere the circle outline in the cutout then adhere the center.  Adhere the fence to the bottom of the bird house.  Arrange the flowers and foliage at the bottom of the bird house.  Adhere the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems down first, in back of the bird house.  Then adhere Lavender Bouquest next, adhering them to the top of the birdhouse. Then add the Fresh Cut Stems, adhering towards the bottom of the card.  Adhere the butterflies around the house and garden.  Stamp Sending Birthday Wishes from he Signature Greetings stamp set using purple ink.  Die cut with the matching die.  Adhere to the top center of the card with foam tape.

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