60 posts categorized "Friendship"

03/31/2021

Wed 31

Hugs Bunny by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate friendship with a felt Bunny Face and big hugs spelled out in bold Wooden Alpha letters.  Madras Plaid Coral and Green prints are great throughout the year - and are a perfect match for the new Berry Red and Lush Green 6x6 Collections.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a spring-ish design that would work throughout the year.

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Here's a tip for selecting and diecutting the perfect section of printed papers for your design.  Diecut scrap paper in a contrasting color - then use the offcut as a template to find the right area to cut.  Attach the template to the printed paper, place the die into the cutout and diecut exactly what you need.  No guessing required!

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Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to gray felt and diecut the main Bunny Face section.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps glues from soaking through.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eyes.  

Cut the outer ears from one of the coral Madras Plaid sheets.  Cut the layered face section from the gray dotted Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6.  Punch a ¼" dot of pink cardstock from the Berry Red Collection and attach it behind the notched area on the face section.  (A fidgety little detail...but it makes a big difference.)

Cut the Wooden Alpha H, G and S from the pink cardstock too.  I think Bunny Face looks (vaguely) like the letter U - hope you agree!

Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼ x 2-¼"  Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Trim (or mask) the bottom of the "sending love" clear stamp from Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments Clear Stamp and Die set. Stamp it with Starlite Black Brilliance.  Stamp "to a wonderful friend" too.

Cut two detached hearts - from the Heart Streamer Globe set - from the pink 6x6 Delicate Pastels Glitter sheet.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").

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Have fun with variations of this basic design.  Use your favorite colors, little prints and felt scraps.  Thanks for visiting!

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03/21/2021

Sun 21

Pastel Crystal Border and Gerber Stems by Jean Okimoto

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Lemon-yellow Gerber blossoms bloom along a bright pastel Crystal Border in mix of angles+curves, brights+white, glitter+foil...all on a short slimline card!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a design ready to welcome Spring.

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Cut a 6-¼" x 7-½" sheet of white cardstock.   Score it (horizontally) at ¾" and 4-¼".  Cut Crystal Border about ¾" to the right of the ¾" scoreline.  We're using just the cutout here. Cut a 3-½" x 6-¼" piece of smooth white cardstock.  Attach it to the ¾" tab to create the back of the card.

Cut Crystal Border again from the gold sheet in the 6x6 Polished Foil pad - we're using the delicate cutout.

Cut Crystal Border again from smooth white cardstock covered with blended inks in shades of pink, peach, teal, yellow and green - remove the delicate outline but keep the diecut pieces in the die for easy re-assembly later.  My inked paper stash somehow included at sheet of blended inks with sections that matched the pattern of the Crystal Border - it was a lucky day.

Attach a wide strip of lined doublestick tape behind the Crystal Border cutout - the adhesive will be visible in the cutout on the card front.  Save the paper tape liner.

Press the delicate gold Crystal Border onto the exposed adhesive in the cutout. Press it with the paper tape liner. 

Attach the little pieces to the adhesive in each section - then press everything with the saved paper tape liner. 

Cut just the tops of the Gerber Stems from the yellow 6x6 sheet in the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Cut the whole Gerber stems and small leafy stem from a green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Attach the yellow flower tops to the green flowers, slightly offset.  Attach the flowers to the card, then add the small leafy stem.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and punch or cut a 1-¼" circle.  Cut another 1-¼" circle from a scrap of the inked paper and attach it - slightly offset - behind the greeting circle to add dimension.

Add ¼" dots punched from the chartreuse sheet in the Frosted Glitter Pad.

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Our latest Collection's floral dies can be used in so many ways...diecut your favorite flowers, add colors, and arrange them on Spring cards for quick greetings.

Thanks for visiting  - have a great weekend!

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03/18/2021

Thu 18

Build a Rainbow with Nested Globes by Jean Okimoto

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Take your cards beyond the box with bright rainbows, sunbursts and 6x6 papers from the Spring Collection.  Hi, Jean Okimoto sharing a card that takes advantage of the versatility of Memory Box dies and some of the 108 shades from our new 6x6 cardstock collections.  The glittered yellow strip is cut from the new Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

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Diecut the rainbow with the 5 largest Nested Globes dies and colors from the new 6x6's - Fresh Aqua, Vibrant Violet, Lush Green, Graceful Garden Glitter Pad and Twilight Purple.  The Sunny Orange Collection (below Lush Green) created the yellow and orange sunburst.  

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As Trina suggests - cut a portion of each globe, then use the smaller die to cut each strip.  Build the rainbow with the narrow strips instead of layering the 5 colors.  Here's a photo of leftover offcuts after the rainbow strips were cut.  I cut each piece taller than necessary and trimmed everything after I taped them together on the reverse side.  You can use these offcuts to build smaller rainbows.

Cut yellow cardstock from the Sunny Orange Collection with the 3" die from the Circle Basics set.  Cut it with Stitched Burst.  Rotate the die so it cuts halfway between the first set of holes.  Cut a 3" orange circle and layer it behind the yellow circle to emphasize the dots.

Vigorously shake the container of Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and use the tube end of the sprayer to add gold specks along the center of a white slimline (3-⅝" x 8-½") card.  Dry the ink.

Stamp the greeting - from the Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink - these inks were compatible when dry and didn't smear or blur when used together. Please test your inks first if you're using other products.    Attach the diecuts - the  sunburst circle extends about ⅛" above the fold.

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Have fun combining your favorite colors and create unique rainbows for spring cards.  Messages of support and encouragement are always appreciated.

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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03/06/2021

Sat 06

Slimline Flowers and Friendships by Jean Okimoto

 

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Surprise a special friend and celebrate a lasting friendship with a flowery slimine card.  The Slim Diagonal Collage creates a subtle, dimensional background and a nice contrast to the bold flowers.  Hi, Jean Okimoto - and yes, it's another slimline card!  I love how slimlines provide a lot of the whitespace to balance large design elements and bright colors.

Stamp the floral design from the All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set on smooth white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Sponge the stamped image with Distress Oxides - picked raspberry, worn lipstick, wild honey, twisted citron and mowed lawn.  Dry the inks, then cut it with the coordinating die.

Stamp the greeting on ivory cardstock with Onyx Black and dry the ink. Cut the greeting circle with the 2" Circle Basics die.  Blend the green inks on a scrap of white cardstock and cut another 2" circle. Attach the green circle - offset to the right - behind the greeting.

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Trim a sheet of ivory cardstock to 8-½" tall x 7-½" wide.  Save the remaining 8-½" x 3-½" piece for the back panel.  Score the 7-½" wide piece at ¾" and 4-¼".  Fold and crease the cardstock on the scored lines.

Unfold the cardstock and cut Slim Diagonal Collage about 1" to the right of the ¾" scoreline - run the die through the machine lengthwise.  

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Assemble the card - attach the ¾" folded section behind the 3-½" x 8-½" panel to for the back of the card.  Fold the remaining section to the inside and attach it with narrow strips of foamtape about ¼" away from the diagonal cutouts.  Foamtape adds shadows and dimension.

Attach the stamped pieces.  Add ¼" dots punched from the yellow-orange Frosted Glitter sheet.

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There are two floral clear stamps and matching dies in the All the Happiness set.  Create a similar design with the other stamp and die.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you like slimline cards too!

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02/28/2021

Sun 28

Look for Rainbows Slimline Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello, it's Angie here today with some of the new 2021 Spring dies, stamps and papers from Memory Box!  This latest release not only has some amazing new large stamp sets and beautiful dies, it also has the newest product - 6" X 6" card stock pads in the most amazing solid coordinating colors!  My card showcases several of the gorgeous colors available in these new pads of card st0ck.

I used several new dies, new paper and a new stamp set, along with a few previously released dies too. 

 Here's a video showing how I made this card:

1)  The rainbows were made with the new "Arch Collage" die and five of the new 6" x 6" solid color paper pads.  I first used the arch die on seven colors of card stock.  Next I cut the arches from a slimline white panel, adding a white backing panel to it, so I could paper pieced the strips into the negative space on both rainbows.

I also used several of the newly released slimline dies.  I love to make slimline cards and these dies make it so easy to do.

2)  The white panels were cut with the new "Wrapped Slim Stitched" rectangle dies and the black panel was cut with one of the new "Slim Basic Rectangle Layers" die.  This die set has so many sizes to create layers of any size on your slimline creations.

3)  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black card stock and it is from the "Joyful Moments" clear stamp set.  I die cut it with the smallest die in the "Wrapped Stitched Rectangle" die set.

4)  The hearts were cut from the same pink paper with the "Sprinkle Heart Collage" die and placed on the card front.

5)  Lastly I added the card to the card base (which was 3.5" x 8.5") and added lots of shimmer pen to all the hearts and all the arched colored pieces.  It's hard to see the shine but in person, it just glistens!

Here's one more look:

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I hope you have a chance to stop by the Memory Box website to see all the wonderful new products.  This release is one of my favorites ever!  

The video above of the making of this card is also on my YouTube channel if you would like to see it, click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to stop by every day this week to see the new products featured by the design team!

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02/27/2021

Sat 27

Joyful Moments with Fresh Flowers and Madras Plaid by Jean Okimoto

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Dies and papers from the Spring Collection make it easy to create fresh cards for every occasion.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another flowers+plaid idea.  The colors Dave chose for the Spring Plaid, Madras Plaid Coral+Green and Madras Plaid Blue+Violet offer so many design options for spring and summer projects.

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To remove the green plaid sheet carefully from the pack...place the open pack on a hard surface and press firmly along the center line to loosen the sheet,  then carefully pull it out.  The 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" die from the new Slim Basic Rectangle Layers fits perfectly if you include the extra length at the top.

Cut the green sheet from the 6x6 Lush Green Collection with the narrowest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  

Cut two sets of Layered Fresh Flowers from the two shades of the darkest yellow sheets in the 6x6 Sunny Orange Collection. Cut two of the  starburst-style centers from the gold 6x6 Polished Foil pack sheet.  

Cut a 1" x 4-½" strip of the yellow Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut it with the 1-¾" Circle Basics die.  Cut a green circle for an offset layer behind the greeting.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Punch ¼" circles of the green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.

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Thanks for all of your Instagram likes and comments for the coral plaid and Seed Stems version of this basic design.  Mix and match - or contrast - the different colors and plaids in our Spring Collection with the new floral dies.  Add the sparkle of glitter and shimmery Polished Foil highlights too!

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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02/21/2021

Sun 21

Butterflies and Brighter Days by Jean Okimoto

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Have you entered our February Pretty Purples Challenge?  

Here's a Spring Collection card with a mix of purples ranging from soft lavenders to bright violets, and everything in between.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a new collage die and two butterfly sets that just couldn't wait for warmer weather.

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Cut an 8-⅝" x 7-¼" piece of white cardstock.  Prep the new Slim Diagonal Collage by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the little pieces.  Cut the cardstock with the Slim gDiagonal Collage.  Score and fold the cardstock at 3-⅝" for a slimline card.

Cut an 8-½" x 3-¼ piece of white cardstock.  Center it (temporarily) under the collage cutout and lightly pencil-mark the corners of the collage.  Attach Cornelia Violet 1" Washi Tape to cover slightly beyond the pencil marks.  Attach the rectangle behind the cardfront.

Cut the detailed Sylvan Buttterfly and Glade Butterfly from the Frosted Glitter Pad violet sheet.  Cut the solid Sylvan and Glade butterflies from scraps of ink-blended cardstock.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - on the pale lavender dotted Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots 6x6 sheet with Imagine Crafts Neon Purple.  Heat-set the ink.

Punch ¼" dots of the purple Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Attach the greeting, then add the butterflies using foamtape.  

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The Slim Diagonal Collage looks great over anything - tiny prints, solid colors, watercolors or abstract backgrounds.  It multi-tasks for embossing and stenciling too.

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

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02/04/2021

Thu 04

Twiggy Hugs and the Stylish Hexagon Trio by Jean Okimoto

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01/14/2021

Thu 14

Create a Verdant Leaf Collage Slimline Window Card by Jean Okimoto

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Soft colors, shimmery gold and a leafy collage create a simple window card for any occasion.  The new Verdant Leaf Collage - on a background of pastels and spritzed, splattered gold - would be great for Valentine, wedding or friendship cards.  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here...congrats to the winners of last week's Valentine Blitz - and thank you everyone for all of your thoughtful comments!   

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Verdant Leaf Collage is a versatile design that's perfect throughout the year - in fresh greens for spring and summer, deep rich colors for fall, and in silver with bright berries for the holidays.

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Trim white cardstock to 8-½" x 10-¼" and score it at 3-½" and 7".  The 3-¼" panel will be folded to the inside to cover the back of the inked background.  Cut Verdant Leaf Collage from the center panel.

Blend light layers of Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Dry the inks.  Shake Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz vigorously, then spray the inked cardstock.  Heat-set it.  Splatter it with more Shimmer Spritz and heat-set it again.  I'm very spritz-and-splatter-challenged, but I attempted both here...living on the edge!

Trim the background slightly larger than the window.  Attach strips of doublestick tape along the backside of the perimeter of the window to attach the background.  Diecut hearts from the scraps with the Bright Hearts die.  

Prep Sending Love Posh Script by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the delicate diecut when you're ready to attach it to the card.  Cut it from pale peach cardstock - leave the diecut in the die.  Attach strips of Diecut 'n Bond doublestick tape to the diecut and run it through the machine again - leave it in the die again.  Remove the little bits of tape liner then press the self-adhesive words firmly onto the card.  Attach the hearts.

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Big thanks to everyone who ordered December's SIMPLY ASIAN - WINTER 2020 card kits from Impress and Stamps and Memories!  Thanks for promoting the kit Ann, Shari and Roxanne!

Working on my next kit - HEARTS + HUGS - introducing many of the new Memory Box, Poppystamps (Whittles!) and Birch Press Design Valentine Collection products.  

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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08/13/2020

Thu 13

Snowglobe Backer Bear in the Bramble Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Thanks for all of your thoughtful comments during last week's Christmas Blog Blitz and congrats to all of the prizewinners!  Have fun creating special holiday and all-occasion cards with the great dies and papers in our latest release. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a lot of colors and details on today's card...hope you like the results!

The sweet little Polar Bear from the new Snowglobe Backer holiday set is great for a friendship card too.  Add a trio of glittered Resting Birds and tuck them into the Bramble Collage.  

Cut the Garland 6x6 corner floral print with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Bramble Collage.  Cut the large mound from the Poppystamps Whittle Mounds set from the olive green Garland Stripes & Dots 6x6 print. Attach the mound behind the bottom of the Bramble Collage.

Cut the bear - from the new Snowglobe Backer set - twice from Dark Kraft cardstock.  Use a paper piercing tool to define the eyes on one of the bear diecuts.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the diecut for his eyes and nose.  Layer the diecuts for dimension.

Cut a small Heart Board heart from the red sheet in the 6x6 Frosted Glitter Pad. Cut Resting Birds from the yellow-green sheet in the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Save the extra birds for another project or use them inside the card.  

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded pale pink A-2 card

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Whittle Love Clear Stamps Set - on the  smoother side of pale pink cardstock with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Attach the greeting with foamtape

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Enjoy mixing, matching and layering the holiday icons and design elements in the Christmas Collection and create unique cards for everyone on your list.  Thanks for visiting!

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