42 posts categorized "Friendship"

03/26/2020

Thu 26

Welcome Spring with the Oval Fold Frame, Picket Tall Curve Border and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape by Jean Okimoto

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Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape adds instant springtime when you need a quick card.    Diecut Poppystamps' Oval Fold Frame and emboss it with Picket Tall Curve Border to add some quick texture.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with an easy spring design for you.  I love it when my tools and supplies do all of the work for me!

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Cut and score pale pink cardstock twice with the Poppystamps Oval Fold Frame.  Fold the narrow tab back. Crease both frame sections on the other scored line.  

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Pressure-emboss the folded panels with the Poppystamps Picket Tall Curver Border.  Attach the embossed pieces to a pale pink cardstock rectangle cut with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  

Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and diecut it using the oval from the Oval Fold Frame set.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on a scrap of the pale pink cardstock with Summertime VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder - VersaFine Clair is a fast-drying ink.  

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Looking for a bit of sparkle?  Diecut the bright green glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the Picket Tall Curve Border.  Tiny sparkly green squares!

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Need some Easter cards?  Just add some felt bunny diecuts and a new greeting instead - and you're done!  This could be a Mother's Day card too.

The pandemic forced us to cancel the March 28th SPRING THINGS class at Impress - but I'm hoping to sell class kits for the 5 Spring/Easter cards and a treat wrapper.  

Thanks for visiting - be careful, stay safe and make some  spring cards...

 

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03/22/2020

Sun 22

Rustic Tree Collage, Cottage Meadow 6x6 Pack and the Whittle Giraffe by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut a Rustic Tree Collage background from a Cottage Meadow 6x6 print for the Poppystamps Whittle Giraffe. These great new floral prints make it easier than ever to create quick cards that look very detailed...but they're not!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a little Whittle card designed to make you smile.

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Cut the Cottage Meadow orange floral print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.  Cut the rectangle with the Rustic Tree Collage - save the big center section.

Cut three Whittle Giraffes from yellow cardstock and attach a scrap of black cardstock behind one of them for his nostrils. Add the other two for dimension.  Color it with a Memento Peanut Brittle marker.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Poppystamps Whittle Love Clear Stamps Set - with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair on the light pink dotted print from the Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots set.  Quickly emboss the greetings with detail clear powder.  

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Attach the outside greeting with foam dots.  Attach the inside greeting with doublestick tape to keep the card from getting too bulky.

Add Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue to the center of the flowers.

 

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Thanks for visiting!

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03/20/2020

Fri 20

Classic Rose Frame Card
by Vicki Finger

Hi there and thanks for stopping by!  It's Vicki here today.  I wanted to work with some products from the most recent Memory Box Spring 2020 Collection so I pulled some papers and dies together to see what I could come up with for today's post.

I've been taking a Watercolor for Paper Crafters Class so I've been spending a lot of time practicing.  I am so excited to be getting better and even finally put my paints into a palette!  For me, that is a commitment - so I'm all in now.  However, since I did a watercolor project for the previous two Fridays, I wanted to do something different for you today.   

In the most recent release, there were several paper collections released in addition to stamps and dies.  There's a beautiful patterned paper pad called "Springtime Bouquet" and as usual, while all the papers are beautiful, there's a certain one that tugs at my heart!  Of course, it is this pink bloomed print that I just love.  This particular paper pad has mostly softer, pastel colors and each sheet is double-sided with a different print on the reverse side.  I really hate it when there's an especially loved print on both sides because then I have to choose.  Haha! 

I also used a sheet of the Glitter Paper from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Paper Pad.  It is a very soft pink so to brighten it up, I used the chisel tip of a Copic Marker to add color to it.  This works great and is easy to do.  I really never use the chisel tip end for anything except this type of thing.  You can also use that end if you want to quickly color in a white Prima Flower or other types of paper flowers to get an exact match.  I did the same thing on a scrap of the same glitter paper to get the behind layer for the Flitter Side Butterfly.  Like the Classic Rose Frame, I cut the butterfly from Gold Foiled Cardstock. 

The classic Rose Frame has two thin frames and the smaller one has the rose as part of the die.  There is also a coordinating die to cut the full rose shape out from a different cardstock. You could also die cut a second one and do die cut inlay.  The paper I used for this was a scrap of leftover paper from one of my watercolor projects and it was just big enough to cut the shape from.  I had used some light pink watercolor paint with some iridescent gold paint to create a wash, so that's why you see that little bit of shimmer on the rose. 

For the Sentiment, I used one from Poppy Stamps (another Memory Box Company) called Greeting Basics along with a set of die, Colwell Label Set that works with the sentiments in this set.  I was able to layer the dies which is super cool.  I stamped on a piece of white cardstock, die-cut it and then cut the mat from a piece of glitter paper in the Twinkling Jewel Paper Pack.

I just love the font used for these sentiments so I asked Dave (our owner) if it was okay to use the sentiments from Poppy Stamps, one of our Sister Companies.   

You could add more dimension to this style of a card by using foam tape or fun foam between each layer.  Because I mail most of my cards, I try to keep the dimension to a postal "acceptable" level.  The ones I don't mail, go to my sisters-in-law for their Holiday Goodie Bags and they mail them.  For the butterfly, since it was on the label that I had popped up on fun foam, I did a double thickness of foam behind the wing to make it look right. 

I added the base panel with the glitter mat and the Classic Rose Frame die-cut to a white, top folding card base and then added the other elements.  I used my Rectangle Basics Dies to cut the background panels.  Hint:  When adding color to the glitter paper, there's no need to do the whole panel.  I just went around about a half-inch all the way around the edge which was enough to cover up the rest of what I didn't color in.  

 

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03/19/2020

Thu 19

Gloriosa Butterflies, Double Stitch Square Cut Out and Cottage Meadow 6x6 Prints by Jean Okimoto

 

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A glittered Gloriosa Butterfly, Cottage Meadow 6x6 print and Double Stitch Square Cut Outs are a great combination for spring cards.  We're loving Cottage Meadow's "corner prints" as much as we love the overall florals of this great new set.  This is a beautiful, versatile set!

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a very pink design today - hope it inspires you to add some prettiness to the world.  We certainly need it right now!

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Cut the Cottage Meadow dark floral corner print with the largest Double Stitch Square Cut Out die.  We're using just the inside square.  Cut the square with the second-largest die - leave the frame and square in the die.  Attach double-stick tape to the diecuts - place the tape so it forms a "bridge" between the frame and the square.

Score, cut and fold a pink 5-½" square card.  Square cards require extra handling and postage but I hope this card helps someone get thru a rough time. Attach the frame and square to the card.

Cut the big Gloriosa Butterfly Background from the dusty pink dotted Cottage Stripes and Dots print.  Cut the big detailed Gloriosa Butterfly Outline from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter cardstock.  Cut the butterfly center from matte gold cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Poppystamps Greeting Basics Clear Stamps - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.

Attach the butterfly and greeting to the card - use foam dots for the greetings.  Color the white/orange-speckled Delicate Pastel glitter cardstock with a peachy Copic or Sharpie marker.  Punch ¼" dots and add them to the card.  Love  to create glittery custom-colored accents with the Memory Box glitter cardstock MemoryBoxGloriosaButterflyDuoOutlines, MemoryBoxGloriosaButterflyDuoBackground, MemoryBoxDoubleStitchSquareCutOut, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxCottageMeadow6x6Pack, MemoryBoxCottageStripesAndDots6x6Pack, PoppystampsGreetingBasicsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, ButterflyCards, 6x6Prints, GlitteredDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Thanks for visiting...hope you'll be inspired to continue creating your beautiful cards for everyone we can't spend time with right now.  

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03/06/2020

Fri 06

Wild Rose Stem Stamps & Dies
by Vicki Finger

Welcome to the blog!  Vicki here with you today!  I am featuring the newly released Wild Rose Stem Stamps and Dies.  I love wild roses although, in reality, they are a pale pink or rose color.  The great thing about what we do is we can make them any color we want.  The beauty of Art - every kind of art.  

This color wasn't my intent when I started but it kind of snowballed into this.  My primary objective was just some pale pink.  I recently signed up for a watercolor class.  I haven't started my homework or classwork yet, but I've been "collecting" tubes of Daniel Smith Watercolors a couple at a time over the last year or so, and I have about 26 colors right now.  They have over 300 colors, so I am just getting some basics and some neutrals and will mix colors.  I have two or three of each color family plus a neutral, a neutral buff, and a couple of greys.  I'm also learning how to mix colors as part of a Facebook Group I'm in.  So this kind of started as one project and turned into class practice only a couple of layers of color into it. I switched from Watercolor Pencils to Daniel Smith Watercolors after that. 

I used a little Sap Green on the leaves but my focus today was on the petals and getting a much better look than I have previously.  I'm very happy with this first attempt although I can see many things I will do differently next time.  This is a great image for practice as the petals are large and you can create your custom color and add depth to bring the image to life with depth.  Each time is a little bit of a learning experience and things to do differently next time, like adding deeper shadow layers on my next try.  There's also a lot to be said for walking away to let that layer fully dry because it does look so different after it dries.  I used Quinacridone Purple and Quinacridone Pink for the petals.  Today's focus for me was learning to scrub out a little color and add depth a little bit at a time with a complimentary or neutral color.  I could have increased the depth!

I love the look of watercolor and I really want to get better at it doing it so, I've been "collecting" information, thoughts, and experiences of friends who are successful in this endeavor.  This is my first try at this particular method and I am so excited to do more.  For the little stamen on the wild roses, I used Plum Shimmer Fairy Sugar (a new product) to make the deep purple dots.

After I watercolored the blooms, I die cut it with the coordinating die and grabbed the new Springtime Bouquet Patterned Paper Pad to decide which paper I wanted to use to put my card together.  I'm a sucker for stripes, especially this more narrow version, and the lovely pastel colors make me think of Spring which is hopefully right around the corner here in North Texas.  I used a piece of Winter Wisteria Cardstock to die cut one of the Matinee Rectangles to use as a label.  I also really love the font and style of this Poppy Stamps Sentiment Stamps Set called "Springtime Fun".  Poppy Stamps is also a Memory Box Company.  I love elegant and this font suits me to a "T"!

As usual, I heat embossed my image and my sentiment with Versamark and Antique Gold Embossing Powder from Simon Says Stamp.  Using a blending brush, I went all around the outside edges with the matching ink to darken the edges.  I just love how this card turned out and how much my watercolor improved. 

I still enjoy learning and trying new techniques to share with you all as much as possible. If you are interested in the class, there's a link over at my blog.  

 

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03/03/2020

Tue 03

Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out, Double Stitch Square Cut Out and Cottage Meadow 6x6 Pack by Jean Okimoto

 

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Hearts aren't just for Valentines and weddings...use them throughout the year for friendship, encouragement and thank you cards too.  Add Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Outs to a flowery Cottage Meadow 6x6 Pack background and tell someone how great she is.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a design that works for anyone, anytime.

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Cut the pale blue Cottage Meadow print with the largest Double Stitch Square Cut Out die.  Trim a bit of the edges.  Pressure-emboss it with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.

Cut the pale peach-speckled Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet with the same heart die.  Save the offcut for another special project.  Cut it with the second-smallest heart die.  Cut the allover floral print (from the reverse side of the blue Cottage Meadow print) with the second-smallest heart die.

Cut the peach glittered cardstock with Cherry Blossom Elements and snip off four flowers.  Attach one to the heart and scatter the others on the background.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Birch Press Design You Are Awesome Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  

Attach the diecuts to a white 5-½" square card.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.  Accent the flower centers with Open Studio Buttercup Glow Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue and set the card aside to dry the glitter glue.

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Love adding sparkly highlights with glitter cardstock and glitter glue?  Be sure to enter the March Challenge for a chance to win a great prize from our Spring 2020 Collection.  Good luck!

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

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02/26/2020

Wed 26

Pretty Blossom Stem and the Geodesic Oval Trio by Jean Okimoto

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A softly-inked offcut from the Geodesic Oval Trio creates a great background for the Pretty Blossom Stem.  Just add bright pops of color with Lemon Drop Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue and some Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad hexagons. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with more designs from our Spring release.  

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Sponge the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides.  If it looks a little splotchy - spritz it lightly and blend the colors using the same inky sponges or daubers.

Pressure-emboss the center section with Pretty Blossom Stem using the embossing mat and plates recommended for your machine.  Embossing takes just a minute - and adds shadowy dimension to your backgrounds.

Cut Pretty Blossom Stem from white cardstock.  Attach it to the embossed backgroumd. Attach the oval and outline to a white A2 card.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Birch Press Design You Are Awesome Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder. Sponge the cooled greeting strip with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides. Remove any residual ink from the embossed letters with a tissue.  Attach the greeting with foam dots.

Cut the green glitter sheet - from the new Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad - with the Honeycomb Square.  Add three of the little hexagons to the card.

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Experiment with different  colors and create some great watercolored backgrounds for your Memory Box dies and stamps.  Thanks for visiting - see you next time!

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02/15/2020

Sat 15

New Gilia Stems, Cottage Meadow 6x6 Set and Stylish Rectangle Trio by Jean Okimoto

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The new Cottage Meadow 6x6 prints are perfect for quick floral cards to brighten a winter day.  Add a glittery Gilia Stem blossom and some Cherry Blossom Elements for extra sparkle.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another design featuring our 2020 Spring Collection.

 

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I love dark florals and the Cottage Meadow 6x6 set has several that are perfect with spring pastels.  Cut the print with the new Stylish Rectangle Trio.   Attach the pieces to a pink  A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") card.  

Cut the Gilia stem from green cardstock.  Cut the blossom from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.  Cut some Cherry Blossom Elements from the pink glitter sheet too.  Snip some of the flowers  and scatter them among the printed flowers.

Stamp the greeting - from the Sunflower Wreath Clear Stamps and Dies Set - on yellow cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Claire.  Attach it to the card with foam tape.

There are so many ways to combine the design elements from Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design.  View the new collection here and be inspired by the beautiful samples and ideas on our sites.

Thanks for visiting...

Jeansignature-3

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02/13/2020

Thu 13

The 2020 Spring Release Has Arrived…Here’s the New Gilia Flower Frame by Jean Okimoto

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Meet the new Gilia Flower Frame from our 2020 Spring Collection!  It's just one of many fresh, trending products from our latest release of dies, stamps, 6x6 prints, glitter cardstock, embossing folders, stencils, watercolor paper and glitter glue.  It's everything you'll need to brighten winter days and add color and sparkle to your spring projects.

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many designs our team will be creating to share with and inspire you. Retailers are receiving their orders now - visit your favorite store soon!

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Cut Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the large frame from the Gilia Flower Frame set.  Save the delicate outer frame for another project.  Pressure-emboss the flower frame onto diecut rectangle.  Mask the edges and sponge it with Twisted Citron and Spun Sugar Distress Oxides. Flick it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide.  

Cut the large blossom and extra petal set from the pink Delicate Pastel 6x6 Glitter Pad's page. Cut the leaves and stem from green cardstock. Attach the pieces - slightly offset for dimension - to the embossed background.  Attach the extra petals to the stems and to the center of the large blossom.

Cut a ¾" x 5" strip of the new pale green striped Cottage Stripes and Dots 6x6 print.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Birch Press Design You Are Awesome Clear Stamps Set - on the pale pink Cottage Stripes and Dots sheet with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  

Attach everything to a pink A-2 card - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add sparkly highlights to the flowers with Open Studio Goldfinch Fairy Sugar glitter glue.  Set the card aside to dry the glue.

We love this large, great release and can't wait to share our ideas with you!  The new items are perfect for cards, layouts, party favors, planners, collages and journals.

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Big thanks to everyone from last week's POPPYSTAMPS + BIRCH PRESS TOO class at Impress.  Special thanks to Jenny for the popcorn and pretty Valentine cupcakes.  Thanks to Ann, Erin and Lynne for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.  

Be the first to use the 2020 Spring Collection if you're in the Seattle area and have a holiday on Presidents Day.  It's our BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD class featuring the Whittles, Scribbles and Stacking Dies from Poppystamps, Memory Box and Birch Press Design.  We'll make cards of caring and encouragement and celebrate friendship with the Spring release and our favorite designs from the stash.  View the collection here, bring your wishlist and enjoy a 10% shopping discount too!

Join us throughout the coming weeks and discover the great new products in our 2020 Spring Collection! Jeansignature-3

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02/08/2020

Sat 08

Friendship
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. I created this card using Pinpoint Leaf Plate Die, and Friendship Floral Heart Clear Stamp Set.                                                         I embossed kraft cardstock with the metal plate than used some PrismaColor Pencils to shade in the leaves. I used shades PC934, 932, 938, 105, 992, 935, 912, 913.

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I splattered some white and gold paint.  I used similar Copic colors to ink up some white cardstock in shades BG05, BG09; V12, V17; YG05, YG17.              I embossed the sentiments with gold embossing powder onto the Copic colored cardstock strips. 

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 I trimmed the panel slightly smaller than 41/4 inches to allow a strip of black cardstock to show on the bottom and the white card base to show on top. Adhere the sentiments and scatter some sequins.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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