139 posts categorized "Friendship"

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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05/11/2024

Sat 11

Fanciful Gladiola Stem Card
by Angie Cimbalo

 

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a card featuring the new Fanciful Gladiola Stem (94791).  This is a great die for layering and it cuts all in one pass.  There are 3 larger stems, one can be cut or colored from greens for the stems, etc. and the others can be cut from flower colors or colored in the way you like it.  Here's a close up of my card:

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The lighter purple pieces are small and glued together.  To figure out where they all go, I suggest you use the front of the packaging photo as it is "to size" meaning the pieces will match like a puzzle if you lay them down on the photo.  Here's an even closer look:

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I colored the background larger stem with the darkest purple, the large stem with green and then medium piece with mid purple color, then the smallest pieces with my lightest purple marker.  After I glued them together, I added some color pencil in the line and toward the bottom of the stems and blooms.  I cut the paper from "Glimmering Gladiola" paper pack PP1028 on a diagonal so the gladiolas were straight up and down.  (The paper has them at a diagonal which is also gorgeous to use that way for a background!)  The sentiment was stamped in purple and black inks and it's from the "Cheerful Floral" clear stamp and die set CL5278.  

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 putting it together and hope it inspires you to create some floral cards!  Chack out the whole recent releases from Memory Box - such gorgeous products.  If you'd like links and more information, check out my blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

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04/15/2024

Mon 15

Gladiola Blossom and Leaves
by Theary Chea

Hello there, It's Theary here. I'm back on the blog. Today, I want to share a card I created for a dear friend using the beautiful Gladiola Blossom and Leaves dies. 

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I die-cut 94795 Gladiola Blossom and Leaves and 94793 Gladiola Floral Duo using blue and green cardstock. I then blended inks in blue, green, and purple to the die-cut pieces' edges. 

Then, using 94672 A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set, I cut a piece of white colored cardstock and adhered it to a sheet of patterned paper from PP1027 Gladiola Plaid 6x6 pack that I trimmed down to 4.25 by 5.50 inches. 

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I adhered the Gladiola Blossom and Leaves onto the bottom portion of the card panel using liquid adhesive. 

For the sentiment, I love using ST005 Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tabs for an easy add-on. I also added 94659 Friend Daily Script that I die-cut out of SH44004 Glossy Black Paper. 

I used a white gel pen throughout the card panel to give it extra highlights and details. 

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To finish, I popped it onto a top folding card base and added Gem102 Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones. 

And that is it! I hope you found some inspiration and get crafty in your craft space. Until next time!!

Have a wonderful day,

Theary Chea

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04/10/2024

Wed 10

Gladiola Blossom and Leaves
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with card featuring products from the latest release - 2024 Gladiola!  This release if full of different gladiola dies along with two beautiful paper pads, one of them that I used today is plaid - my favorite!

Here's a closer look at my card:

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To make my card I first cut all the parts of the Gladiola Blossom and Leaves 94795 die out of white card stock.  The good thing about these dies is even though they have several pieces, everything is contained in one larger die so you don't lose any of the smaller dies!  Once they were cut I colored them with alcohol markers, then added colored pencil for more interest.  I'd seen the most beautiful gladiolas one day that were reddish and maroon on the tips but more yellow toward the center so that's how I colored them.  The other good thing about Memory Box dies is they have a lot of detail so you can lay a colored pencil on it's side and add lots of interesting shading to the leaves and blooms.  Here's a close up of the flower, sentiment and plaid paper:

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The sentiment was cut from white and also parts were colored with markers.  The sentiment is the Friend Daily Script 94659 from last month's release.  This die is very versatile because it has the shadow or larger die along with a 2nd die that cuts both individual letters and an outside frame of the word - so there are lots of different looks you can get to use on your cards.  And the plaid paper is called Gladiola Plaid, of course, PP1027.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  I had lots of fun creating it for you and I hope I've inspired you to create some gorgeous floral cards with Memory Box dies!  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to come back every day for more inspiration from the design team!

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03/22/2024

Fri 22

Adhere, Emboss and Add Gloss by Jean Okimoto

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Combine two great new greetings from our Spring Cheer Collection with the bold and beautiful blossom from January's Anemone Collection.  It's a spring mix of big, little, pastel, bright, plaid, solid, glossy, metallic and matte...all on one card!  Hi, Jean here with a very layered design today.

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We're using 3 consecutive sizes of the Square Basics dies to frame and highlight the anemone.  Cut a lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the 2-¾" square die.  Cut a light lavender 6x6 with the 3" square die.  Cut the lavender + gold Anemone Plaid 6x6 with the 3-¼" square die.

Cut the White Anemone Rub On - leave a generous margin around it.  Carefully remove the paper liner.  Tap the design onto the 3" square.  Place it between 2 sheets of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine using the plates you'd use for basic diecutting.  Carefully remove the frosty plastic liner.

Adhere a 1" x 2-¾" piece of ScoreTape to a dark purple sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection.  Cut the Friend Daily Script background.

Cut detailed Friend Daily Script layer from the light lavender sheet - keep the semi-circle for the top of the "e" and the oval for the "d" for the next step.  Save the letters for another project.

Attach the diecut to the adhesive-covered background - save the tape liner.  Add the saved semi-circle and oval.  Use the saved liner to press the diecuts firmly onto the adhesive.  Cover the greeting with detail clear embossing powder, tap off the excess,  and carefully heat-emboss the greeting.  It's adhered, embossed and glossy!

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Attach the squares to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape near the top corners of the squares for extra lift.  

Attach a precut embossed greeting from the new Thank You Foil Greetings White Tabs, then add "friend."  The 40-piece foil greetings tab set includes 4 each of 10 great designs ranging from bold and elegant to delicate and contemporary.  There's a greeting for everyone!

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

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03/19/2024

Tue 19

A Little Bit of Plaid by Jean Okimoto

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A little plaid goes a long way as an accent between two White Anemone Rub-Ons.  The pale blue background intensifies the shades of blue on the rub-on transfers.  Hi - Happy Spring!  Jean here with a simple floral design for the first day of spring.

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Cut a pale blue 6x6 from the Stormy Blue Collection with the 2-¾" x 4" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the anemone rub-on from the White Anemone Rub-On Set - leave a generous margin around the design.  

Carefully remove the paper backing.  Gently tap the design onto the blue rectangle.  Place it between two layers of printer paper and roll it through a diecut machine using the same plates you'd use to diecut.  Carefully remove the frosty plastic liner.

Trim the left edge of the rectangle using the long edge of a large die from the die set.  Cut another rectangle with the 1-½" x 2-¾" die and transfer a small single flower from the rub-ons set.

Cut a diagonal pale blue/lavender Anemone Plaid 6x6 with the 2-¾" x 4" die.

Cut the background of the new Just a Hello Posh Script die from the pale blue 6x6 used for the rub-ons.  Spritz both sides with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss it using the detailed greeting die and the plate(s) required for your machine.

Cut a medium blue/lavender 6x6 from the Ocean Blue Collection with the detailed die.  Attach the detailed layer - it'll fit snugly into the debossed background.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" c 6-¼").  Add pale gold Autumn Fairy Jewels.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing. 

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

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03/16/2024

Sat 16

Sitting Sparrow in Blooms
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.   With spring about to officially arrive in a few days, I have a spring card to share today featuring the Sitting Sparrow, Clara Blooms, and Berry Branches and Leaves craft dies from last month’s 2024 Spring Cheer collection.

Once again, all pieces were die cut from white.  The sparrow and blooms were ink blended with browns and turquoise dye inks, respectively.  The leaves were colored with Copic Sketch markers (YG07/09, G09, BG05).   Left the berry branches white.

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The background was created by ink blending two gradient colors of green dye inks to give a spotlight effect.  For some interest and texture, splattered it with diluted white and black gouache paint.  Die cut the sentiment from black glossy paper and its shadow from white, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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That does it for my card.   Thank yij for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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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!

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03/12/2024

Tue 12

3D Embossed Window Card by Jean Okimoto

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Add texture and dimension to a spring-themed window card with 3D embossing and iridescent glittered heat embossing.  Hi, Jean here with a monochromatic design from our Spring Cheer Collection.

There are several techniques here and it sounds complicated - but once you've made the card you'll be able to use the process with several Memory Box 3D Embossing Folder and Die sets.

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Cut a sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set.  Place the blossom die - from the Cheerful Floral 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set -  over the blossom on the top section of the folder.   Place the A2 rectangle face-down over the die.  Raise the bottom section of the folder up to  close the folder - keep it tightly-closed so the die doesn't move.  Turn everything over all at once.  Carefully open the folder and tape the die to the rectangle.  Diecut the blossom and remove it from the design.

Spritz both sides of the remaining rectangle with a light mist of water.  Place the rectangle on the bottom section of the folder - align the blossom "window"  with the design. Run it through the diecut machine using the plate(s) required for 3D folders.

Use a soft rubber brayer and a clean VersaMark inkpad to ink the blossom area on the top section of the folder.  Spritz the blossom diecut with water and align it over the blossom on the bottom section of the folder.  Close the folder and run it through the machine.  The blossom diecut will be embossed and inked with the VersaMark.  Quickly heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent MBoss embossing powder.  It's a detail clear embossing powder with specks of iridescent glitter.  

Daub the center with Sunflower Yellow Brilliance.

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Cut, score and fold a side-folded white A2 card.  Lay the embossed rectangle over the front of the card and slide the blossom die between the rectangle and card front.  Align it with the cutout.  Remove the rectangle, tape the die to the card and diecut the matching window on the card front.

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Attach the blossom inside the card by passing it through the window.  Attach purple Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Stamp the greeting - from the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set - on a sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection with Electric Purple Radiant Neon.  Heat-set the ink.  Cut it with the matching die from the stamp set.

 It's easier than it sounds here...trust me!  

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

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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!

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