93 posts categorized "Friendship"

06/17/2022

Fri 17

Create a Card Front from a Frame by Jean Okimoto

 

 

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Add extra leaves to the center of the Exquisite Leaf Frame and create a botanical background for flowers from our latest releases.  The diecuts from the Exquisite Leaf Set fill the frame and surround the layered blossoms.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another easy way to get more from your Memory Box dies.

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Cut Exquisite Leaf Frame from white cardstock and attach it to a side-folded white A2 card.

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Cut additional leaves from Exquisite Leaf Set - cut 2 of the single leaf.  Trim the bottom right leaf from the 4-leaf diecut.  Attach the extra leaves to the background - the violet asterisks in the photo mark the locations for the added diecuts.  

Cut the flowers from three shades of Vibrant Violet 6x6 pack with the Layered Cosmos and Poppystamps Petite Blooms Flower Set.    Mix and match the layers and centers.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut the cardstock with the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to the card.  Add the flowers and green Christmas Fairy Jewels.

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Adding our new butterflies would be another way to use this techique.  There are so many ways to use the great products in the latest release.  Hope our Design Team posts are inspiring you to create beautiful cards, tags and layouts.

Thanks for visiting - have a safe and happy weekend...

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05/27/2022

Fri 27

Heartfelt Hot Foil Posh Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send a floral heartfelt hugs card to someone who would appreciate a bit of encouragement and support.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another great new poppy die set from our May Collection.  It's Graceful Poppy Stems - a set of two dies that cut 6 designs.

Cut Graceful Poppy Stems from a dark red-pink sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Color the stems with a black marker.  Cut the centers from the yellow glitter sheet in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

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Assemble the poppies - use foam tape between the layers of the smaller blossom.

Cut a pink Berry Red Collection sheet with the 2 largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  This creates a medium-sized heart surrounded by stitching inside the large heart.

Use the new Posh Hugs Hot Foil Plate to apply the greeting to black cardstock.  Diecut it with the coordinating die.

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded A2 card of Kraft Woodgrain Paper (it's cardstock).  The earthy brown color keeps the card from looking like a Valentine and lets it work throughout the year.

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Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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

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05/13/2022

Fri 13

A Trio of Ava Butterflies from the May Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Send caring thoughts and special hugs with a trio of the new Ava Butterflies.  They're diecut from pearlescent 6x6's in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad - and perfect when you need a really quick card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline design and a bit of rescued background paper from my stash.

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Cut Ava Butterflies from the pale blue, peach and aqua Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 sheets.  

Sponge the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with salvaged patina, spun sugar and broken china Distress Oxides.  Add a light spritz of water and let the inks blend a bit.  Heat-set it, then cut it with the smallest Stylish Rectangle Trio die.  

Here's my favorite way to align and assemble the new Hugs Daily Script greeting.  Attach Scor-tape to the top of white cardstock and diecut the solid background.  Cut the detailed letters from a teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Remove the diecut pieces, then place the letters back into the die. (That's easier than pulling the offcuts out!)  Save the tape liner and press the adhesive-covered background onto the letters. Use the saved tape liner to press the letters firmly onto the adhesive.  Cover the remaining exposed adhesive with Imagine's Iridescent Embossing Powder, tap the excess off, then heat-emboss the greeting.  It'll be straight, completely adhered and sparkly!

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape at the centers of the butterflies and let the wings lift at the outer edges.  Add turquoise Bright Jewels.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

    

 


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05/11/2022

Wed 11

The May Collection – a Sunny Hello by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create a simple Hello slimline card with a mix of bright yellows -  and new blossoms from the May 2022 Collection.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with some double-dipping dies from our latest release.  We're converting coneflowers into daisies and lavender stems into grassy fillers for a sunny bouquet.  The layered greeting gathers and adheres the delicate stems.  

Cut several Happy Daisy Stem blossoms from yellow sheets in the Sunny Orange 6x6 Collection.  Color the centers with a marker.   Assemble the flowers.

Cut Lavender Bouquet from 6x6 sheets in the Lush Green Collection.

Cut watercolor paper with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Spritz it with water.  Sponge it lightly (and splotchy-ly) with twisted cirtron Distress Oxides.  Heat-set it while it's still splotchy to create a variegated background.

Here's an easy way to adhere individual letters to a solid word background.  Attach Scor-Tape to a scrap of a yellow 6x6 sheet and cut the Hello Daily Script background.  Cut the letters from a Lush Green 6x6.  Remove everything from the die - then put the letters back into the die.  Lay the die on a hard flat surface. Save the tape liner - press the adhesive-covered background onto the letters to attach them in a straight line.  Use the saved tape liner to press the letters firmly onto the adhesive. Spread detail clear embossing powder over the remaining exposed adhesive, tap the excess powder off.  Heat-emboss the greeting.

It's actually easier than it sounds - even if the process took a whole paragraph!  The letters will be adhered - in a straight line - and the yellow background will be glossy and bright.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting  Add orangey-yellow Autumn Fairy Jewels.

The May Collection is a great collection of classic flowers and butterflies for cards for everyday and special greetings. Hope you're enjoying the cards the Design Team has created for you.  

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

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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!

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04/28/2022

Thu 28

Hello Friend
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have another spring themed card for you which features some bright colored flowers and foliage.

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I die cut the flowers and leaves from white cardstock, and used Distress Oxide Inks to add color to them.  I used Gold and Black Nuvo Drops for the centers of the flowers.

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Next, I used a blending brush to lightly apply Squeezed Lemonade Ink to a watercolor panel.  I spattered it with gold and black inks.  Once the paper was dry, I used foam tape to adhere my flowers to the card and then glued the leaves in place.

I die cut the words "Hello Friend" from Glossy Black cardstock and the shadow from vellum.  Then I adhered my card front to a white card base.

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

Donnasignature


04/22/2022

Fri 22

Recycled Background Earth Day Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Let's build a background of recycled scraps and create a card to celebrate Earth Day.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here using Lush Green Collection scraps from my stash to fill the Jumbled Line Collage.  It made just a teeny tiny dent in my big stack of scraps - but I feel so resourceful and earth-friendly.  

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Attach a strip of doublestick tape to printer paper.  Cut assorted 3/4" strips of the Lush Green Collection 6x6's.  Attach them to the paper - we're using paper so it won't be too bulky.

Cut white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage.  Lay the collage over the strips before adding any adhesive.  Trim the edges of the paper to fit behind the collage, then attach it behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a slimline card (3-5/8" x 8-1/2").

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Cut different shades of yellow 6x6's from the Sunny Orange Collection with the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral and Layered Fresh Flowers dies.  Assemble the flowers -  mix and match the blossoms and the centers. Use a center from the Layered Fresh Flowers set for the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral.

Cut the solid leaves - from the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral set - from a sheet Lush Green sheet.  Press a scrap of the same green onto a VersaMark inkpad.  Heat-emboss the inked area with detail clear powder.  Cut the detailed leaves from the embossed cardstock.  They'll be slightly darker and glossy to contrast with the solid background leaves.

Stamp the greeting from the Signature Greetings Clear Stamps and Dies Set on a yellow 6x6 with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim one end with the second-smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die - then just cut the other end with a paper trimmer.

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Assemble the card - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add yellow Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the jewels and card front for mailing.

The coordinated colors of the Memory Box 6x6 Collections save time and simplify cardmaking with a 108 choices.  They match our 6x6 prints and plaids, glitter, foil and mirror cardstock too.  

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Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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04/12/2022

Tue 12

Spring Greetings Window Card by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate spring with a Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch window card and a soft felt Gentle Bunny. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a favorite bunny and the new Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch set. Guessing that your Easter cards are already signed, sealed and sent - here's a spring greeting just to say hello or let someone know you're thinking about them.

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Cut a window in a side-folded white A2 card with the 2-¾" Circle Basics die.

Cut the Paisley Bloom arches from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Attach it to the window to create a wreath. There will be gap near the bottom right section.  Gentle Bunny will cover it!

Cut the flowers - from the Paisley Bloom Arch Set - from 3 sheets in the Berry Red Collection.  Save the extra blossoms for another project.  Attach the flowers to the wreath.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to cream felt and cut Gentle Bunny. Cut another tail pouf and stack them for dimension.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Cut another bunny from white cardstock.  Attach the felt bunny to the front of the card - then attach the white cardstock bunny from inside the card for dimension and support. 

Add pink and green Pastel Fairy Jewels.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut the greeting with the 1" Circle Basics die.  Cut another circle from a pink 6x6 and attach it for dimension and contrast.

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Use the Basics die sets - Circle Basics, Square Basics or Rectangle Basics to create window and frame cards for any occasion.  Place a greeting in the window and let it multitask as a design element and to convey your message on the inside.  

Thanks for visiting -  see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

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03/25/2022

Fri 25

White and Bright Slimline Design by Jean Okimoto

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Are you ready for another floral slimline design?  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with more March Challenge inspiration for you.  It's a mix of Memory Box and Birch Press Design - and the reverse of my usual bright flowers on a white background.  

Enjoy the versatility of our latest release - mix and match the diecuts, rotate them for a new look or layer them for extra dimension.  

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Blend twisted citron, salvaged patina and wilted violet Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Dry the inks, then add a quick spritz of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Let it dry, then cut it with the 1-⅞" x 6-⅞" Slim Basic Rectangles die.

Cut Daisy Blossom Stem from heavy white cardstock.  Cut the Birch Press Design Star Flowers Contour Layers too.

Cut the mint and turquoise Star Flowers centers from the new Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Cut a chartreuse center for the Daisy Blossom too.  Love how Rainbow Reflections colors match the Distress Oxides - the greeting too!

Assemble the flowers.  The top layer of the Daisy Blossom is used upside-down to create a rounder flower.

Cut the Miss You Posh Script background from heavy white cardstock.  Cut the delicate greeting from the violet sheet in the Rainbow Reflections set.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  That's it!

Chose your favorite colors and create a stash of ink-blended backgrounds for your favorite Memory Box, Birch Press Design and Poppystamps designs.  Diecut a bunch of blossoms, leaves and stems too - to save some time when you need a quick card.

Thanks very much for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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03/19/2022

Sat 19

Rainbow Poppies
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Looks like Spring officially arrives tomorrow here in the northern hemisphere, so I thought I would welcome it with a cute rainbow floral scene card featuring the Enchanting Poppy Stems die from the 2022 Spring release. 

There are two size poppies in this die set.  I used the small one to die cut all parts from white alcohol marker-friendly cardstock, then coloured them with Copic Sketch markers.  Did the same for the Wild Grass Border used to help ground the poppies, but in hindsight, it would have been quicker to die cut it from the Lush Green paper.

 

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Mixed media paper was trimmed to A2 size (5.5”x4.25”) next, then Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass distress inks were blended on with blender brushes to create the ground and sky, respectively.  The Hello Friend Posh Script was die cut from black glossy paper.  Assembled the card onto a white card base then added clear shimmer to the poppies for a bit of sparkle to finish.

 

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That does it for my spring rainbow poppy card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

 

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