218 posts categorized "Frames"

05/20/2024

Mon 20

Masculine Thank You Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Welcome, it's Angie here today with a masculine card using three different 3D embossing folders.  This card would be perfect for a handyman's thank you card or for any masculine thank you card you might need.  Here's a closer look:

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First of all the frame, if you look closely is cut from a black card stock piece that was dry embossed with the "Gears" folder and then gold metallic paste was added to the raised edges.  Next I used the "Vintage Tray" die to cut the frame from that piece and also from a piece of white card stock.  I took the inside pieces and put them inside the "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder to get the woodgrain look and then inked each shape before paper piecing them into the openings of the black/gold frame.

The tools were cut using the dies that come with the" Toolbox" 3D embossing folder and then added them to the folder to dry emboss them.  I added a little gray ink to them and then added them to the card front, along with a "Thank You Foil Greetings" circle to finish the card.  Here's one last look:

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Hope you like my card for today!  I really enjoyed creating it!  Thanks for stopping by!

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03/15/2024

Fri 15

Reverse-Stenciling on Vellum by Jean Okimoto

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Send springtime hugs with a reverse-stenciled Cheerful Floral vellum design from our Spring Cheer Collection.  Hi, Jean here with an easy way to add spring pastels to stamped images.

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Prep heavy white vellum with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of powder.  Stamp the Cheerful Floral design with VersaMark.  

I usually hide inky stencils - or at least clean them - but they're shown here because I used them in reverse to color the reverse side of the embossed design. Lay the stamped side of the vellum on a darker piece of cardboard for visibility.  Reverse-stenciling also protects the white embossing from ink stains and scratches.

Flip the stencils over and sponge or brush the reversed image with Brilliance inks.  Pearlescent Coral, Pearlescent Orchid, Pearlescent Orange, Pearlescent Lime and Sunflower Yellow were used here. The six smallest blossoms have some separate petals for different colors - I used Pearlescent Orange for all of the petals.

My Brilliance inkpads might be older than you are - but they're still great for stenciling after many years of use and occasional re-inking.  Wish they'd add some new colors!

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Let the inks airdry.  Cut it with the stamp set's matching die.  Here's a tip...leave some un-taped edges near the bottom to give the die some wiggle-room as it goes through the machine.  

Cut Cream Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) with the 3-¼" x 4-½" A2 Rectangle Frames Die.

Stamp the greeting on natural cardstock with Pearlescent Lime and dry the ink.  Cut it with the die that's also included in the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set.  Cut another background and layer it for dimension.

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Stamp the rest of the greeting inside the card.

Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for the "hugs."  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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03/03/2024

Sun 03

More is More on this Happy Spring Card
by Anne Thompson

I didn't have a final plan in mind when I made this card.  I knew I wanted it to have flowers and chickens and a basket of eggs, so I made a lot of each.  And this is the end result:

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materials used

I started by die cutting, inking, and assembling the images--chickens from both yellow and orange card stock; the basket and eggs and the two parts of the Happy Spring sentiment from water color paper; and the flowers and leaves from a lighter weight water color paper.

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Once I had everything cut out, colored, and assembled, then I had to decide how to put it all together.  I chose a piece of light blue card stock from the Lagoon Collection, used a large rectangle die  from the A2 Rectangle Frames Die set to cut it and added that to the front of a white note card.  I placed the basket of eggs in the lower right corner, using a foam dimensional dot.  I then put foam dots on the back of the Happy Spring sentiment and placed that in the middle of the card.  I added a Fairy Jewel to dot the "i".   Next I adhered the flowers flat to the note card, tucking them under the sentiment a bit in places.  Lastly I chose the three yellow chicks and popped them into empty spots.  Here's a close-up of the finished card:

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I'll send this card out sometime this month when spring actually arrives.  It felt very spring-like today.  Rain is forecast for almost every day this week which should wash away what little snow we have left.  Maybe the woodchuck was right and we will have an early spring!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

materials used

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SP 1013  Sunrise       SP1010 Lagoon

94779Happy Spring Debut Script 9477994732Woven Basket of Eggs 94732

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03/02/2024

Sat 02

Embossed, Stenciled Spring Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Cut, 3d-emboss and stencil a fresh floral design from the Spring Cheer Collection and get ready to welcome the new season.  It's just 17 days away!  Hi, Jean here with a weekend project from our latest release.

Glue two layers of yellow cardstock together for dimension and cut it with the floral die fron the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set.  Remove the tiny offcuts.  Spritz both sides of the diecut with a light mist of water and emboss it with the Cheerful Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

The Cheerful Floral 6x6 Art Stencil Set includes a colored, numbered illustrated guide. The numbers coordinate with the numbers cut into the stencils.  There's also a stencil that isn't completely cut out - don't remove the pieces (like I almost did!).  That special stencil can be used to mask and protect the adjacent areas when you're stenciling. 

Follow the numbered, illustrated color guide to color and shade the embossed design.  The guide shows different colors on the 6 small flowers - I used a single color for all of the petals and added pale yelllow-green Bright Jewels instead.  

Pearlescent Lime and Sunflower Yellow Brilliance inks were used.  Brilliance inks are great for stenciling - they're blendable, great for layering, heat-embossable if you're quick -  and several colors add a pearlescent luster.  

Cut yellow cardstock to 4-¼" x 9 -¾".  Score it at 4-¼" from the left edge.  Attach the floral diecut.  Add the jewels.

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Stamp the greetings from the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set on yellow cardstock with Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance - leave enough space around "means so much" to diecut it with the 2-½"  x 1-¼" A2 Rectangle Frames Die later.   Quickly heat-emboss them.  Cut "kindness" with the die that's included in the stamp set. Cut an extra rectangle and layer it for dimension.

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Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

These flowers can celebrate Easter, say thanks, convey birthday wishes or send hugs.  Create a stash of these in different colors and they'll be ready for any occasion.

Thanks for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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12/10/2023

Sun 10

Winter Tree Arch Christmas Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two Christmas cards featuring the new Winter Tree Arch die along with lots of other dies from the newest 2023 Christmas release.

Here's a closer look at my first card:

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As you can see I used Delicate Pastel Glitter pad paper to cut the tree arch die along with the Merry Christmas Charmed Script and the Aurora Snowflake Frame die, all new dies from the release.  I took a piece of white cardstock and added lots of Distress Inks in shades of reds and then used the Nested Globes die set (3rd largest in the set) to cut out the red background for my glitter trees.  I also inked an extra piece of the red so I could cut the sentiment from it too.  

You can see that I pieced the two sentiment dies, red and glitter together.  Now I had two sentiments to chose from, either glitter outline and red inside, or the opposite.  I chose the glitter outline with the red insert letters.  I'm saving the other one for another project.  

I glued the frame glitter die to the card front and then the trees to the red globe.  Next I added the globe to the card front.  I cut the Layered Evergreen Trees dies from 2 colors of green cardstock from the Lush Green paper pad and glued them together then added them to the card front.  I added the sentiment right on top of everything.  

One tip I have for liquid glue on the glitter paper is to use Glossy Accents if you need to adhere something to the glitter side.  It works much better than regular liquid glue and dries stronger too.

One other tip for cutting intricate dies from the glitter pad papers is to run it through your die cutting machines several times.  The glitter paper is very sturdy and thick.  Running it through multiple times will really help it cut perfectly.

Here's one last look:

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Now on to card #2:

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For card number two, I cut a Nested Globe from glitter paper to put behind my die cut white tree arch.  I cut the size arch that was slightly smaller than the tree arch because I wanted the branches to hang over into the card base's white space.  I added the tree arch to the globe piece, then cut Pine Tree Grove dies from the same two colors of green card stock.  After putting them together I added them to the globe.  Here's a close up look:

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I cut the globe bottom with the Nested Globe base die set, using the largest of those dies.  Each base has the main piece plus two thin edges you add on top of the base.  I cut all that from kraft cardstock and added red inks to the two thin edges before adding them to the globe base.  I added the globe base to the globe and took the left over Merry Christmas Charmed Script die and added it toward the bottom of the globe.  To finish my card I added a few small snowflake embellishments from my stash, 3 on the globe top and six across the base.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today and I've inspired you with these designs.  Be sure to come back every day to see the lovely inspiration from the design team.  Thanks so much for stopping by and happy creating!

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12/09/2023

Sat 09

Chickadee Leaf Bunches Wreath
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have another Christmas card to share today using several products from the current 2023 Christmas collection.  I was about to make
a classic circle wreath, but somehow went rogue. 😂*lol*

Anyway, all layers / pieces were die cut from white paper, then ink blended with distress inks (DI) using blender brushes.

DI used:
chickadee - Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot 
leaf bunches - Speckled Egg, Faded Jeans 
pine needles - Shabby Shutters, Rustic Wilderness 
hexagon frame - Gathered Twigs
 

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For the background, the Aurora Snowflake Frame was die cut from Bristol paper and adhered to a Bristol panel for a faux dry embossed look.  The hexagon Stylish Frame was then used to die cut an opening from it.  Next, on a scrap piece of Bristol paper slightly larger than the opening, the sentiment was heat embossed with silver embossing powder before ombré ink blending Stormy Sky DI at the top.  Wiped off excess ink with a paper towel (aka emboss resist), then glued it behind the opening. 

 

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The brown hexagon frame looked out of place, so it was inked with VersaMark ink and heat embossed in silver to match the sentiment.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added falling snow with a white gel pen to finish.

Thank you for joining me today.   Have a wonderful day.

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11/19/2023

Sun 19

Aurora Snowflake Frame with Decorated Vintage Lantern
by Anne Thompson

Today's card uses the Aurora Snowflake Frame as the background for a decorated Vintage Lantern.

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to make this card

Cover the front of a white note card with paper from GARLAND PP1010.  I used one that had the corner floral and arranged that to be in the upper left.

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Die cut the AURORA SNOWFLAKE FRAME 94750 from white card stock.  Use a glue pen to adhere it to the front of the note card on top of the other paper.

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Cut a piece of white card stock 2 1/2 X 4.  Glue it to a piece of red card stock and trim it for a narrow border.

Die cut the VINTAGE LANTERN 94743 from red card stock.  Glue the lantern to the white panel.

Use dimensional foam to add this panel to the card front.

Die cut CLASSIC PINE NEEDLE SPRIGS 94757 from dark green card stock.  Glue them to the lantern beneath the candle.

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Add a small bow to the center of the pine sprigs/lantern to finish the card.

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This is another card design that lends itself to a variety of papers and treatments.  For example, you could change up the background paper to a full floral or a plaid.  You could cut the Aurora Snowflake Frame from a piece of colored card stock, mirror paper, or glitter paper.  You could fancy up the lantern using multiple papers or cut it from watercolor paper and paint it.  Even the pine sprigs could be cut from a print or plaid paper for more texture.  Instead of a bow, make a small cluster of berries using Memory Box jewels, crystals, or gemstones.  See what I mean?  All kinds of possibilities!

Happy Crafting!

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10/20/2023

Fri 20

Sparkly Winter Joy by Jean Okimoto

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Send frosty winter wishes with the new Aurora Snowflake Frame and the matching Aurora Snowflake dies.  Texture and sparkly glittered diecuts create a card that works in winter pastels, jewel tones or classic holiday colors.  Hi, Jean here with a detailed - but simple - design that includes pressure embossing with a frame die.

Cut heavy white cardstock with the second-largest A2 Rectangle Frames die.  Spritz both sides with a light mist of water and pressure-emboss it with Aurora Snowflake Frame using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.

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Cut heavy white cardstock with the 1.75" x 3"A2 Rectangle Frames die. 

Cut the solid Aurora Snowflake background from the pale pinkish-white Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the detailed snowflake layer from pink cardstock.

Cut the solid Brilliant Joy background from the same pink cardstock.  Cut the detailed top layer from the same Delicate Pastel 6x6.  Save the bonus glittered JOY offcut for another project. Using the same colors - in reversed layers - keeps it coordinated but not too match-y.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (6-¼" x 4-½").  Attach pale pink Pastel Jewels for extra sparkle.

Hope you're enjoying the holiday designs from our team as much as we enjoy sharing our ideas with you!

Thanks for visiting the blog...have a great weekend!

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10/11/2023

Wed 11

Merry Christmas with 3D Embossing
by Angie Cimbalo



Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a 3D embossed Christmas card in pinks and greens.

For my card I used the new "Poinsettia Plaid" paper pack, the "A2 Rectangle Frames Die" set, a new "Foil Greeting White Tab," plus the new "3D Perfect Poinsettias embossing folder with dies".
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This embossing folder also coordinates with the newly released "Poinsettia Rub-Ons" if you don't have time to color the images. Today I chose to use ink blending tools, mostly small pencils to color the larger embossed images, and watercoloring with Zigs on the smaller die cut flowers.

I cut and embossed 2 of the individual poinsettia with the coordinating dies from the embossing folder set and watercolored them first. Then after they dried, I put them back in the folder to re-emboss for a deep impression. I trimmed down the main panel which was embossed on watercolor card to 3.75" X 5". For the main panel I used my finger daubers and blending stick pencils with green, brown and pink inks.

Using the A2 Rectangle frame dies I cut 4 extra from the 2nd largest in the set to put behind my watercolored panel for dimension, then I used the largest to cut the plaid frame from the new Poinsettia Plaid paper pack. Once I had put them together, and adhered the plaid panel to my card base, I added the top 2 individual watercolored poinsettia die cuts to the top of the ones on the main panel for dimension. Lastly I added some gold jewels from the Christmas Jewels pack.

Here's one last look:



I hope you like my card for today! I had a lot of fun creating it. Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team.

AngiesignatureNEW

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10/07/2023

Sat 07

Happy Fall
by Anne Thompson

We're having gorgeous weather this week in Maine--so warm that it hardly feels like fall, yet the leaves are turning colors and the evenings are cool.  I love this season!  Today I have two fall cards for you...to celebrate my favorite time of the year.

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materials used

  • white note cards
  • plaid papers from POINSETTIA PLAID PP1023
  • dark gray, medium blue, and white card stock
  • silver mirror card stock from VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002
  • WINTER TREE ARCH 94735
  • A2 RECTANGLE FRAMES DIE SET 94672
  • HAPPY FALL POSH SCRIPT 94747
  • LEAF BUNCHES 94745

to make this card

  • die cut the Winter Tree Arch twice, once from silver mirror paper and once from a dark gray card stock
  • die cut rectangles from plaid papers using the size die from the A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set that fits neatly behind the tree arch 
  • assemble those panels--plaid papers behind the Winter Tree Arches

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  • cut two more rectangles a bit larger from white card stock and two a bit larger than that, one from a dark gray card stock and one from a medium blue card stock

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  • assemble the panels--plaids behind the Winter Tree Arches get attached to those white rectangles and then to the colored rectangles and finally to the white note cards
  • die cut the Happy Fall Posh Script backgrounds from scraps of the plaids used and the detailed lettering from the silver mirror card and the gray card stock; assemble and add to the base of the Winter Tree Arches on each card

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  • die cut some leaves using the Leaf Bunches die and another plaid paper

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  • add a large leaf bunch to each note card

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Two fall cards ready to go!  I hope you are enjoying autumn wherever you are.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature