106 posts categorized "Foliage"

06/27/2022

Mon 27

Stella Butterfly Among the Tropical Leaves
by Anne Thompson

In the 2022 JUNE ISLAND VACATION RELEASE there is a new embossing folder that has coordinating dies.  I used just the dies with green cardstocks first to create two tropical leafy cards.

Card One

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Card Two

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to make these cards

  • die cut a lot of TROPICAL LEAVES EF1030 from various shades of green cardstock in the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • use a fingertip dauber to add VersaFine Clair Rain Forest ink on the leaf edges

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  • cut coordinating plaids 4 X 5 1/4 and add to the fronts of white notecards
  • begin adding leaves
  • stamp "Love" from the FRIENDS AND FAMILY CLEAR STAMP SET CL5276 on one of the larger flat leaves using the VersaFine Clair Rain Forest ink

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  • die cut the STELLA BUTTERFLY AND BACKGROUND 94635 from coordinating shades of purple cardstock from the TWILIGHT PURPLE COLLECTION SP1008
  • glue the middles together and fold up the wings a bit 

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  • add the butterfly to the notecard that has the three long leaves, adhering it so the wings can pop up

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  • on the other card, pop up some of the leaves using dimensional foam dots for more texture and interest

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Here's a closer look at the embossing folder and the coordinating dies.

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Unfortunately, I broke my die cutting machine beyond repair when I tried making a third card using the embossing folder--I put the stack together incorrectly and tried to squeeze too thick a layer through the machine.  Lesson learned to review the directions before trying this when the new machine arrives!  

Happy Crafting!

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06/25/2022

Sat 25

Hello Weekend! by Jean Okimoto

 

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Here's an afternoon post for a sunny summer weekend.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here  - there was an open day in our posting schedule so it's just me (again) with another great 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set from our latest release.

The new Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies set is perfect for tropical summer designs.  Pair it with bright blossoms - like Layered Fresh Flowers - or some of the friendly jungle animals from Poppystamps.  (That's a future card.)

Cut the leaves from a medium green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Place the leaves into the embossing folder and run it through the machine. Use a small brayer - or an inkpod (it looks like a freeze-dried marshmallow) to highlight the design with Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance ink.

Cut Layered Fresh Flowers from two shades of the Berry Red Collection sheets.

Cut Hello Daily Script from two shades of the Lush Green set.  Cut an extra layer of the background from cardboard for extra dimension.

Cut textured green cardstock with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow-green slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add yellow Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline- sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set is #EF1030.  We'll add the new item link as soon as it's available.

Thanks for visiting...keep cool and have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

 

06/15/2022

Wed 15

Hello Butterfly Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! I am enjoying this release so much with the mixture of foil plates and flowers.  So many beautiful cards to create.  The Stella Butterfly and Background die set and Black Glossy paper makes a stunning focal image to the flower and leaves dies.

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Exquisite Leaves:

Use the Exquisite Leaves plate to hot foil aqua green on the dark Fresh Aqua paper.  I chose the last, greener paper. Die cut using the matching die.  Make 3 die cuts.

Flowers:

Die cut the 2 smallest flowers from the Bouquet Blooms and Leaves from the darkest blue from the Ocean Blue paper pad.  Die cut 3 times.

Stella Butterfly and Background:

Die cut the top die and center of the butterfly from Black Glossy paper.  Die cut the background from heavy white card stock.  Ink blend from center out with VersaFine Clair Cheerful, Warm Breeze from center to end, then Paradise from ends to just before the center.  Ink up the edge of the die cut with Paradise.  Glue the top die cut on tope then glue the center in the middle.  Use your fingers to round the end wings downwards. Then press up the wings while pressing down on the center.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the outline Hello Daily Script from Black Glossy paper.  Die cut the background from the same Fresh Aqua paper.  Adhere together.

Assembly:

Adhere a A2 size paper matching paper from the Madras Plaid Blu and Violet paper paid to a white A2 card.  Trim the Black Glossy paper to 4" x 51/4" and die cut out the center using 4the smallest die from Open Studios Oval Layers die set.  Adhere vellum to the back of the cut out.  Adhere the paper to to the center of the card.  Arrange and adhere the leaves on the left hand side around the oval cut out, leaving some of the leaves off the card.  Trim off the leaves.  Adhere the Hello sentiment to the upper right side of the oval cut out.  Adhere the butterfly to the lower right side, making sure the wings over lap the sentiment and leaves. Add the flowers to the center of the leaves.  Add the gold Fairy Gems and Fairy Jewels to the center of the flowers.

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06/14/2022

Tue 14

Slimline Hugs and Flowers by Jean Okimoto

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Send special hugs with sunny yellow blossoms layered over a leafy slimline collage from Poppystamps. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a  spring-into-summer design for any occasion.

Cut white cardstock to 8-½" x 4-¼".  Cut it with the Poppystamps Slim Leafy Collage - about 1-¼" from the left edge.  Score and crease it the cardstock vertically at ¾" to create a hinge.  Attach it to an 8-½" x 3-½" piece of green cardstock - for a leafy green background.

Cut Layered Cosmos twice from a medium-yellow 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection. Cut Layered Fresh Flowers from pale yellow and mustard yellow 6x6's.  Assemble the flowers - mix and match the centers.

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Cut white cardstock with the 6-⅛" x 1-⅛" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the flowers to the rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to the card - don't use any adhesivebehind the flowers on the left side because it will be visible from inside the card.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Verdant Versa Fine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim the cooled cardstock with the greeting strip die that's included ion the stamp set.

Attach the greeting to the background rectangle with foam tape.  Add the pale yellow Pastel Fairy Jewels.

Thanks for visiting our Design Team blog.  Hope we're inspiring you to create unique greeting cards for every occasion.

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06/07/2022

Tue 07

Woodgrain Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Say thanks with a splash of flowers and leaves from our latest releases - layered over a faux tile woodgrain background.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for anyone who loves flowers.

To create the look of woodgrain tiles with the White Woodgrain Paper Pack - score it in 1" sections.  Lay it on a hard, flat surface and brayer it with Starlite Black Brilliance (used here) or Graphite Black Brilliance. The debossed scorelines won't receive the brayered ink.  Trim it to 5-¼" x 2-⅜".  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Diecut Charlotte Blooms and Leaves, Ruffled Blooms and Layered Fresh Flowers from red and pink 6x6's in the Berry Red Collection. 

Cut the 6-stem Lavender Bouquet piece and the leaves from the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves sets from the Lush Green Collection sheets.  

Cut the flower centers from the Charlotte and Ruffled Blooms sets from the dark blue/black sheet in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on a Lush Green sheet with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it with the tab die that's part of the stamp set.

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Attach the leaves and flowers to the background.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Gather your Memory Box flower dies and cut a stash of them from our 6x6 paper collections.  Cut some leaves too.  They'll be ready for your next card, layout or mixed media project.  Make some quick gift tags too.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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05/26/2022

Thu 26

Hugs
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a fun background technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's YouTube channel.  It's not a quick technique, but I think the end result is very nice and worth the time.

I started by die cutting the flowers and leaves many times from colored cardstock.  I used a light and dark shade of the blue and green.  I used navy blue cardstock for my background.

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Next, comes the fun part!  I glued the large flowers onto the navy cardstock panel first, then filled in the background with leaves and smaller flowers.  Once I was happy with the background I placed it flower side down onto the Pinpoint Leaf Cover Plate Die and ran it through my die cut machine.  This presses the flowers and leaf die cuts into the paper and leaves Pinpoint Leaf image on the card. 

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I glued the card front to a white card base using foam tape.

Next, I die cut the word hugs from black cardstock and the shadow from white cardstock.   I die cut the shadow 3 times from white cardstock and glued them together to give the word more dimension.

The butterflies were die cut from vellum, and the sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  

To finish the card I added some fairy crystals to the flower centers. 

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Donnasignature

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#94653 Hugs Daily Script Die

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05/09/2022

Mon 09

Exquisite Leaves Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this mini slimline birthday card featuring new hot foiling dies from Memory Box. Here's a close up look so you can see the foiling better:

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I used both the "Exquisite Leaves" (MBF002) and "Posh Happy Birthday" (MBF011) with Rose Gold foil.

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The top panel is from the off white Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad (FP002) attached to a mini slimline card base. I used a strip of rose gold card stock from the same paper pad over where the two leave clusters meet and then added the sentiment over it.

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Lastly, I added a few gold/amber jewels also from Memory Box.
Here's one last view:

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I hope you like my card for today. I really enjoyed using the Gemini foil press with these new beautiful dies from Memory Box.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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05/03/2022

Tue 03

Flowers for Mom by Jean Okimoto

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Gather an assortment of spring blossoms for a Mother's Day card and mix, match and layer them for dimension.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for a stylish Mom - with casual upside-down Wooden Alpha W's instead of the proper M's.  We're using the new Birch Press Design Wispy Bloom Contour Layers for their pointy, contrasting look.

Blend salvaged patina and shaded lilac Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Add a light spritz of water and let the colors blend as they dry.  Cut it with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut Ruffled Blooms from different shades of Lush Green and Fresh Aqua 6x6 sheets.  Cut some extra centers from Lush Green sheets.  

Cut Layered Periwinkle from Vibrant Violet and Twilight Purple 6x6 sheets.

Cut the Birch Press Design Wispy Blooms Contour Layers from Twilight Purple sheets.  Cut the stems from a Lush Green sheet.  

Cut the wide leaves from the Exquisite Leaf Set from a Lush Green sheet.  Trim the larger branch - we're using the 2 lower leaves here.

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Attach the ink-blended rectangle - at a wonky angle - to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝"). Attach the leaves and the assembled flowers.

Diecut the letters from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Use the upside-down W's instead of the M's from the Wooden Alpha set for a casual look. Or use the more formal M.  Either way, the Wooden Alpha dies add great texture to the mirror cardstock.

Attach the yellow-gold Christmas Fairy Jewels.

This design works in a rainbow of color combos...try your favorites!  It would be nice with mirrored floral diecuts and/or leaves too.  

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If your Mom's card is already done - rotate the M's right-side-up to say "WOW". It would be great for a grad, a new hire or to celebrate a recent promotion or achievement.   Even a new flower garden!

Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday...

Jeansignature-3

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04/30/2022

Sat 30

Such a Good Friend
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this plaid mini slimline card for a dear friend. I used a lot of different products today to create this card.

First of all I used the "Nested Globes" die set - 94532 to do some partial die-cutting. I ran card stock through my die cutting machine with the bottom cutting line of the globe hanging off the edge of the cutting plates so it wouldn't cut through the paper. Then I measured how long I wanted the oval panel to be to fit on my card front, and turned the die around the other way, again with the bottom flat side cutting line hanging off the edge of my cutting plates. This created my pretty oval shape for the focal point of my card and sentiment placement.

The leaves were actually made with the Pinpoint Leaf Plate 94381. I took white card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the pinpoint die, then added Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon ink direct from the pad on to the paper. That left little tiny white dots where all the pinpoints were. Next, I fussy cut out a few of the leaves and added them around the edges of my oval panel. I also cut a black mat in the same globe shape to help offset the white from the plaid a little better.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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The paper for the main background on the card came from the Madris Blue and Purple Plaid paper pad PP1014. I used the Layered Star Flower dies 94612, to cut my flower from peach, pink and orange Vintage Pastel Mirror Card Stock FP1002, and added a Pastel Jewels to the center of the flower and scattered on the front of the card.

The sentiment is from the Friends and Family stamp set CL5276, stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

Here's one last look at my card:


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I hope you like my card for today, I had a lot of fun creating it! Be sure to come back to the Memory Box blog often to see the wonderful creations from our amazing design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

AngiesignatureNEW

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04/27/2022

Wed 27

Spring Flower Boutique Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have more flower shaping today using the flower dies released in February.  Today I have a card that can be used for birthday or a mother's day card.  I use the Memory Box colored paper to make coloring the flowers and leaves easier.  Also the shaping of these flowers are pretty simple with how the dies cut into the paper.

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Riverbank Large Layered Bloom Flower:

Die cut the Riverbank Large Layered Blooms from a light orange/pink card from the Berry Red paper pad 1 time.  Ink blend from the center out, half way, with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink then Clair Purple Delight.  Ink blend from the tip of the petal with VersaFine Clair Cheerful.  In between each ink blending I added ink to the flower center.  Shape the flower with an extra large stylist, on a foam mat, by pulling from the tip of the petal to the center on the front side of the die cut.  Turn the flower over and lightly push in the center. Us the same stylist on the back side of the flower center and roll it around.  Adhere the flower together, offsetting the petals.  Add the center of the flower with double sided foam tape to keep the shape.  To darken the center, tap watercolor markers around randomly.  I used Marvy Markers in black, dark brown, and dark green brown. I was trying to recreate my favorite color of African Daisies.  I pulled up a picture online to use as a reference to get the color and shaping just right.

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Periwinkle Flowers:

Die cut the Layered Periwinkle from a medium Vibrant Violet paper paper pack. (I chose a color a few shades lighter then VersaFine Clair Purple Delight.) Ink blend from the center out, half way, with VersaFine Clair Purple Delight.  Use a white Posca pen and outline the tip of each petal white.  Shape the flower with an medium sized stylist, on a foam mat, by pulling from the tip of the petal to the center on the front side of the die cut.  Turn the flower over and lightly push in the center. Adhere the 2 smaller die cuts together, offsetting the petals.  I also pulled up a picture of the periwinkle online to use as a reference to get the color and shaping just right.  

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Leaves:

Die cut the Exquisite Leaf Set out of a medium green paper from the Lush Green pad 3 times.  Ink blend the larger leaves with VersaFine Clair Cheerful from the tips to the center, then fold the leaf in half and color the center.  Then ink blend the stem with VersaFine Clair Shady Lane.  Ink blend the smaller leaves with the same technique using VersaFine Clair Green Oasis.

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Sentiment:

Die cut Happy Birthday Posh Scrip die bottom from the orange/pink Vintage Pastel Mirror paper pad and the top from the same paper as the Riverbank flower die from the Berry Red paper pad.  Ink blend the Berry Red paper with VersaFine Clair Purple Delight before die cutting.  Adhere together.

Assembly:

Use a white 5" x 7" card base and adhere a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" light blue panel on top. Arrange the flowers on the left hand side focusing mainly in the lower corner.  Adhere some of the leaves with foam tape to give more dimension.  Add Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones to the center of the Periwinkle flowers, yellow for the large and purple to the small. Adhere the sentiment in the upper right hand corner.

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