75 posts categorized "Friendship"

01/11/2022

Tue 11

Friends, Flowers and Watercolors by Jean Okimoto

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Love flowers?  Here's a just-released floral design to add to your collection of Memory Box garden dies.  Hi friends, Jean Okimoto here introducing the new Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral set. Our 6x6 color collections make it quick and easy to find the perfect coordinating colors for the bold, detailed blossom and leaves.  Four shades each of the Lush Greens and Vibrant Violets are used here.

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Cut the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral pieces from dark pink, light pink and violet 6x6's in the Vibrant Violet Collection.  Cut the two-piece center from light and dark green 6x6's in the Lush Green Collection - layer them, then daub them with Open Studio Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue.

Cut the leaves from light and dark green 6x6's.

I've used a scrap of watercolored paper from my stash - it's cut with the 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" Slim Basic Rectangles Die.  Add specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Cut the Hello Friend Posh Script background from white cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the coordinating detailed die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Embossing it adds dimension and makes it very easy to attach the delicate overlay.  Cut the overlay from a violet 6x6 and add tiny dots of glue.  Press the delicate diecut down into the debossed greeting.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add sparkly lavender Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Oops...I glanced at Dave's beautiful Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral on the envelope after the card was done - and realized I made several "leafy" errors.  The top leaf is upside-down, both leaves are in the wrong space and dark/light green shades are reversed.  Couldn't get much wrong-er than that - it proves how versatile this great die set is!

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

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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01/04/2022

Tue 04

With Love and a Rose Bouquet Heart by Jean Okimoto

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Hello and Happy '22!  Jean Okimoto here with a quick card to start the year.  Diecut Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape and layer it over a leaf-green Jumbled Lines Collage.  Add a quick stamped and diecut greeting and sparkly Fairy Crystals - that's it!  The design is simple, versatile and matches several of the greetings in the Big and Little Reverse Words stamp set.

Cut white cardstock with the 3.1 x 8.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage.  Cut a strip of soft green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection and attach it behind the collage.  Attach  the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Attach Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and cut it with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart die.  Attach it to the card with doublestick tape at the bottom and foamtape at the top for dimension.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  Dry the ink, then cut it with the die that's included in the set.  Attach it with foamtape.

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Add the pale green Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

The Rose Bouquet and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tapes are perfect for Valentine cards - or any card you need in a hurry!  They have handcolored-look with a soft frosty shimmer.  Attach the tapes to backgrounds of different colors - or crisp white.  The adhesive is very secure - no flyaway edges or corners here!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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09/09/2021

Thu 09

STAMPtember’s True Friend Exclusive Stamp Set by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate STAMPtember with the exclusive True Friend Clear Stamp Set!  This great limited edition collaboration set from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp joins the annual fall event of stamping, creativity and friendship.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here after my senior moments of confusion about post scheduling.  Hope you like this slimline mix of stamps, embossing and colorful layering.  

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Stamp the flowers on white vellum with VersaMark and emboss it with detail white powder.  Color it - on the reverse side - with cotton swabs and Distress Oxides.  Use  pointy cosmetic applicator cotton swabs for the narrow areas.  Add more ink - from the right side - to fill in any blank or light spots.  Colors used here are ripe persimmon, worn lipstick, wild honey and iced spruce.  Air-dry the inks, then cut it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  

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Unfold the card and pressure-emboss it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  A small portion at the top of the heart will be embossed onto the back of the card.  I don't think the card's recipient will mind - do you?

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Attach the vellum heart with tiny strips of ⅛" wide doublestick tape hidden behind the inked areas.

Stamp the greeting on another peach 6x6 with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Color Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and add them to the card.

Hope you're enjoying STAMPtember's ideas and inspiration!  The exclusive limited-edition designs sell out quickly - the True Friend Stamp and Die Set is already sold out - but a few Stamp Sets are still available  - here's a link to order your set.  

Thanks for visiting...see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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09/05/2021

Sun 05

The Secret is Outside the Box...our Memory Box STAMPtember Collaboration with Simon Says Stamp is Here!
by Anne Thompson

Happy STAMPtember from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp!!! We are celebrating today with a beautiful exclusive stamp and die set by Memory Box in collaboration with Simon Says Stamp.  The TRUE FRIEND stamp and die sets went live at 12:01 AM today, September 5th, and are available from SimonSaysStamp.com for a limited time while supplies last.  

So what have I been creating in secret with my TRUE FRIEND stamp set in preparation for this event?  A notecard and coordinating envelope...

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...with some additional stamping inside including several of the small flowers and three of the sentiments from the set around my handwritten message:  "hello, friend"; "friendship is made up of a million little things"; and "thanks for being a true friend".

materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • white cardstock for the stamped image
  • TRUE FRIEND clear stamp set
  • VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink
  • orange plaid paper from Memory Box's Christmas Plaid 6X6 pad PP1009
  • orangey-red cardstock from Memory Box's Sunny Orange 6X6 cardstock pad SP1002
  • colored pencils

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There's a lot going on with social media this week regarding this STAMPtember collaboration.  This is the 12th Anniversary of STAMPtember and it's bigger and better than ever!  There will be a Simon Says Stamp live chat Friday at noon ET on Facebook to chat about all things STAMPtember and Memory Box.  There will be more samples from Memory Box Design Team members on our Memory Box instagram stories.  Steph at Simon Says Stamp will also be posting to their newsletter and social media accounts.  Who knows where and when more ideas will pop up!  And...don't forget to get your True Friend set before they are all gone!

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

#SimonSaysCREATE

#STAMPtember

 


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09/02/2021

Thu 02

Multi-colored Jumbled Line Collage Stripes by Jean Okimoto

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Create a multi-colored striped background quickly - without gluing all 21 colorful strips. The Jumbled Line Collage die, paired with a striped 6x6 from the Garden Folly pack makes it quick and easy!

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a striped-striped backdrop for the Layered Cosmos and Layered Fresh Flowers.  It's a bit of inspiration for September's Stripe Challenge too.

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Cut white cardstock with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut it with the Jumbled Line Collage.  Attach a strip of the Garden Folly striped 6x6 behind the cutout - align it so the green stripes are positioned to resemble flower stems. MemoryBoxJumbledLineCollage, MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxLayeredCosmos, MemoryBoxBannerSentimentTrio, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6Pack, MemoryBoxSunnyOrangey6x6Pack, MemoryBoxDeepBlueOceanClearStampAndDieSet, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxGardenFolly6x6Pack, MemoryBoxClearJewels, JeanOkimoto, SlimlineCards, HandmaceSlimlineCards, CollageCards, FlowerDiecuts, StripeDiecuts, HandmadeFriendshipCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii, VersaFine

Cut two sets  of Layered Cosmos and the small Layered Fresh Flower from the dark peach Berry Red Collection sheet.  Cut the Cosmos centers again from a yellow 6x6 sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Punch one of the yellow Cosmos centers with a ¼" circle punch.  Cut the Layered Fresh Flower center from the yellow sheet too.

Assemble the flowers.

Cut the medium strip from the Banner Sentiment Trio set from a lighter peach 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.   Stamp the greeting - from the new

Deep Blue Ocean Clear Stamp and Die Set - with Pinecone VersaFine Clair.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - attach the greeting with foamtape.

Color Clear Jewels with orange and pink Sharpie or Copic Markers.  Dry the ink and add the jewels to the card.

The Jumbled Line Collage is great with a wide range of prints, watercolored backgrounds and glitter.  Top it with related diecuts and your card is done!

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

Jeansignature-3

 

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08/29/2021

Sun 29

Add Color with the 6x6 Collections by Jean Okimoto

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Add color and dimension to your designs with colorful stamped diecuts of the Memory Box 6x6 cardstock collections.  Chose from 108 great colors of 110# cardstock designed to coordinate with our plaids and prints.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to create quick, colorful collage-y cards. 

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Cut the Spring Plaid Slim sheet with the 2.8" x 7.8" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Select matching colors of the 6x6 sheets from the Twilight Purple and Vibrant Violet Collections.  Stamp the castle, scroll and greeting from the Majestic Achievement Clear Stamp and Die Set with Onyx Black VersaFine and quickly emboss everything with detail clear powder.  Stamp and emboss the clouds on white cardstock.  Cut the images with the coordinating dies.

Cut light purple (.6" x 5.6") and teal (.9" x 5.9") accent strips from the Twilight Purple and Fresh Aqua 6x6 sheets.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝") - use foamtape for the left cloud and the castle.  

Color Clear Jewels with a yellow Sharpie or Copic Marker and attach them to the castle.

The 6x6 Collections were introduced this Spring and quickly became a favorite source of great coordinating colors for stamping and diecutting.  They're the perfect match for our prints, washi tapes and glittered cardstock from previous collections too.  They are colored on both sides for versatility.

Thanks for stopping by - see you again on Thursday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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08/21/2021

Sat 21

Flowering Cactus, Vellum and Watercolors by Jean Okimoto

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Remember vellum?  It's great stamped and layered for light, airy butterflies from the Flowering Cactus Clear Stamp and Die Set.  Pair it with the bold cactus and a quick greeting - these design elements are all included in the versatile set.  The vellum cactus highlights some of the background color variations. 

Hi...Jean Okimoto here with a quick-stamped and diecut card for a busy weekend.  Stamp the cactus and butterflies on colored vellum with Onyx Black VersaFine Clair.  Emboss them with detail clear powder - take a few extra steps to protect the vellum.  Begin by briefly pre-heating the back of the image - hold the heat-tool about 4" away.  Finish the embossing from the front, with the heat tool about 4" away again.  Pre-heating from the backside helps prevent overheating and scorching the image.  It also seems to offset the curling caused by the heat.  

Cover the entire reverse side of stamped cactus with lined doublestick tape and diecut it.  Attach ¼" strips of lined doublestick tape just behind the center of the wide butterflies and cut it.  Attach a ¼" strip behind the left edge of the narrow butterfly and cut it.  The ¼" strips will adhere just portions of the butterflies.

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Cut a strip of inked or watercolored paper  with the approximately  1-½" x 6-½" Wrapped Stitch Slim Rectangle die.

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

Stamp the greeting on the light teal 6x6 from the Fresh Aqua Collection with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Attach it with foamdots.

Color Clear Jewels with a turquoise Sharpie of Copic Marker and add them to the card.

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Big thanks to everyone who ordered my new Bloomers Card Kit from Impress here in Seattle!  I'm shipping kits to Stamps and Memories in Hawaii too.

Thanks for viewing the project - enjoy the weekend.  See you again on Thursday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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08/08/2021

Sun 08

Floral Chain on a Plaid Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Surprise someone you haven't seen recently with a Floral Chain friendship card.  The Jumbled Line Collage creates a crisp Spring Plaid Slim background for the soft lavender blossoms.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple slimline that's easy to create in a variety of colors and plaids from our latest collections.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  

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Here's a tip that's mildly obsessive - but it's an easy way to cut straight borders and avoid wonky collage cutouts.  Use a scoreboard's straight edges to align cardstock and dies that require even spacing and straight lines.  Add a straight-edged acrylic or wood block as a spacer and place the die up against the spacer - then tape the die to the cardstock.

(My scoreboard has barely-visible gray-on-gray measurements lightly debossed along the left and top edges.  I've attached 12" of ruler-print washi tape for a measuring guide  when I'm scoring cardstock.)

Prep the Jumbled Line Collage by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the little strips.  Cut the rectangle with the collage die.  Attach a strip of the Spring Plaid Slim print behind the collage.  The delicate gold lines add a nice bright accent.  Attach the collage and plaid print to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut Floral Chain from a pale lavender 6x6 from the Vibrant Violet Pack.  Punch or cut a ⅜" circle stencil from scrap paper.  Daub Pearlescent Purple Brilliance ink through the stencil.  Heat-set the ink.

Stamp the greeting - from the Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink.  Diecut the greeting.  Diecut a scrap of slightly darker lavender from the Vibrant Violet set.  Attach it - offset as a shadow - behind the stamped greeting.  

Attach the Floral Chain with foamtape.  Attach the greeting.

Color 5 Clear Jewels with a violet marker, dry the ink, then attach them to the card.

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Hope these ideas and techniques inspire you to create and send a caring card to someone this weekend.

See you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

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08/05/2021

Thu 05

Willow Globe Floral Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Extreme paper hoarding revealed...with my favorite print from 2020's Garland 6x6 set!   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a mix of old and just-released designs.  I love combining dark florals and bright colors - and the new Willow Globe with its own sweet hummingbird was a great reason to break into my stash of hoarded papers.

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Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the print to a top-folded white A2 card.  It's easy to find - and cut - the best part of the print using the die vs. measuring and guessing.  

Cut Willow Globe from a matching 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet.  Tie a gold cord through the precut slot.  Curl the cord with the side of a bonefolder or plastic flower burnishing tool.

Cut Hello Streamlined Script from the glittered light yellow-green 6x6 Frosted sheet.

Cut the flowers from the Willow Globe set from two shades of pink 6x6 sheets in the Berry Red Collection. Cut the hummingbird from the pale khaki 6x6 Earth Neutral Collection sheet. 

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Here's a tip that's almost too basic to share, but I'll explain anyway!  Leave the diecut in the die and color the eye by gently tapping the tip of a black Sharpie through the "push-out" hole on the die.  The hole pressure-embosses a teeny little bump that's easy to color with the marker.  Clean the ink from the die.

Cut another bird from cardboard and layer it for dimension.

Attach the diecuts to the card.

Color 3 Clear Jewels with pink and orange markers.  Attach them to the 3 light pink flowers.

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The 2020 Garland 6x6 pack is currently available - but products from previous releases sell out and are replaced by new items.  Hope your favorite Retailer has a chance to reorder it before it's gone!

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Thanks for visiting...see you again next week!

Jeansignature-3

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08/03/2021

Tue 03

Just a Little Note by Jean Okimoto

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Succulents - framed in Stylish Rectangles - add a natural, organic touch to friendship cards.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple stamped and colored design from the Summer Daydreams collection.

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Stamp the succulents - from the Elegant Succulent Sentiments Clear Stamp and Die Set - on smooth white cardstock with Olive Grove Memento Luxe.  Emboss them with detail clear powder.  Cut them with the matching dies.  Sponge or brush them with yellow, turquoise and green inks.  Distress Oxiodes squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn, peacock feathers and lucky clover were used here.  Cut the suculents with the matching dies.

Stamp and emboss the greeting - from the stamp and die set - on the yellow-green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.

Color Clear Jewels with a blue-green Sharpie or Copic Marker.

Cut two of the Stylish Rectangles.  

Attach the inked diecuts to a slimline card (8-½" x 3-½") - use foamdots for the 2 outer succulents.  Add the inked jewels.

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Friendship cards mean more than ever now.  Say hello or send caring thoughts on simple cards in upbeat colors - or the recipient's favorite colors.  

Thanks for visiting...see you on Thursday!

Jeansignature-3

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