100 posts categorized "Friendship"

01/18/2023

Wed 18

Luxe Peony Heart
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Taking a break from pinks / purples / Valentine to create a simple hello card featuring the beautiful Luxe Peony die from the current 2023 Valentine’s collection.  The color may or may not have been influenced by blue Monday two days ago. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

The peony layers and leaves were die cut from white cardstock.  The petal layers were ink blended with light blue dye ink using a finger blending brush, while the leaves were colored with FB2 Copic Sketch marker.  The ink blending ended up being too faint, so used light blue Copic Sketch markers to give it more contrast.  Glued the peony layers together, then spritz with a shimmer spray for some sparkle (couldn’t capture it in the photos).

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A heart aperture was then die cut from white woodgrain paper with the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Die cut the sentiment from black and white cardstock, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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And that’s it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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12/28/2022

Wed 28

Heart Ring Hugs
by Trina Pham

 

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Hello everyone.  I have a simple friendship card to share today featuring the Heart Ring Stack die from the 2023 Valentine’s collection. 

To make this long heart ring stack cutout work for a portrait style A2 size card, it was partially die cut six times from Bristol paper.  Stacked two of the outlines together, then glued them onto a sandy cardstock panel.  

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Next, on strips of Bristol paper, ink blended Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry distress inks at the top of each.  Spritz them with a shimmer spray for some sparkle before die cutting them with the die.  Inlaid the inner pieces into the row of hearts.  Die cut the daily script sentimens from more scraps of Bristol paper to finish.

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

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12/21/2022

Wed 21

Luxe Peony Friendship Card by Jean Okimoto

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Let's combine the new Luxe Peony with a matching Garland Paper Pad 6x6 print on a floral friendship card for someone who loves flowers.  Hi, Jean Okimoto  here with a detailed design that's deceptively simple.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Wrapped Stitched Rectangle die.  Attach it to a side-folded white A2 card.  Your background is done!

Blend Distress Oxides on the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Colors used here are abandoned coral, picked raspberry and worn lipstick.  Spritz the paper with a light mist of water.  Air-dry it.  Spray it lightly with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz -  from about 12" away.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

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Cut it with the Luxe Peony set.  You can cut two peony sets from a sheet of Open Studio Watercolor Paper - save the extra pieces for another project.

We're borrowing the round dotted center from the Layered Fresh Flowers set.  It's cut from a yellow 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection.

Assemble the Luxe Peony - layering it over the picture on the die's envelope makes it quick and easy.  Or design a your own unique blossom!  Add the yellow center from the Layered Fresh Flowers set.

The Luxe Peony is self-layering - you don't need foam tape to add dimension. The layers  build their own natural dimension as they're adhered...no thinking required!

Cut the leaves - from the Luxe Peony set - from a Fresh Greens Collection 6x6.

Cut the new For You Post Script from a lighter Fresh Greens 6x6 - and from a scrap of the Garland 6x6 for a perfect match.

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Attach the diecuts to the background.  Add light gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardtock to protect the card front for mailing.

Special thanks to everyone who ordered my Winter Whites Class Kit from Impress here in Seattle and from Roxanne in Hawaii!  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Friday.  Be safe and keep warm if you're in snow country - keep cool if you're in sunny Hawaii!

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12/13/2022

Tue 13

Lightly Layered Luxe Peony by Jean Okimoto

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Create a layered Luxe Peony card to brighten someone's day - especially a cold almost-winter day!  The Berry Red 6x6 Collection has the perfect array of pretty pinks to build a poufy peony.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple any-occasion card featuring our newest floral set.

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Cut Layered Peony from light, medium and dark shades of pink from the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the stem from a Lush Green Collection 6x6.  Assemble the flower - the multiple layers create their own natural dimension - you won't need to decide where and when to use foamtape!

Cut the diagonal plaid - from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6 - with the medium Stylish Rectangles die.

Cut For You Posh Script from heavy white cardstock and a green Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.  Spritz the white background diecut with a light mist of water to soften the cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed overlay die.  This creates a recessed area to contain and adhere the glittered diecut and adds extra dimension.

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Attach the diecuts to a pale green notecard - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add green Bright Jewels.  

Hope you're enjoying the Design Team ideas from our Valentine '23 Collection!  See you again on Thursday...

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12/08/2022

Thu 08

Warm Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter wishes with designs from our Valentine '23 Collection.  The new Pinpoint Burst Heart creates a great backdrop for our new Cuppa Love set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for a cold fall or winter day.

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Cut Pinpoint Burst Heart from a dark red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  

Cut Cuppa Love from a dark pink sheet.  Cut the oval coffee/tea/cocoa shape from dark brown cardstock covered with packing tape for a glossy liquid look.  Cut the heart outine and center section from cream cardstock too.  

Remove the pink heart outline and center and replace them with the cream diecut.

Shake the Strawberry Ice Open Studio Glitter Glue vigorously - then spread it onto the pink heart diecut.  Set it aside to dry.

Diecut Sending Love Daily Script from cream and dark pink cardstock.  Assemble the greeting.  

Here's a tip for anything with very small pieces (like the i) - glue that elusive tiny dot first, before it disappears -  then attach the other letters.  

Cut a 1-¼" strip of the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  

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Attach everything to a cream slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add jewels from the

Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting today...Donna's sharing a great design from the Valentine '23 Collection  tomorrow!  See you again next week.

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08/09/2022

Tue 09

Seashell Friendship Slimline Card by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a special friendship with a seashell slimline.  The Grand Tulip Shell - ink-blended and spritzed with gold - is a great design for slimlines.  Add textured Wood Grain Planks, a quick greeting and Fairy Gemstones.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a beachy summer design.

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I started with a stash scrap of ink-blended cardstock, then spritzed and splattered it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Dry the ink, then diecut the cardstock with the Grand Tulip Shell background.  Cut the detailed white overlay from heavy white cardstock.  

Cut Wood Grain Planks from heavy white cardstock - roll it through the machine lengthwise twice for best results.  Attach 5 of them to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  

Cut the straight rope piece from the End of My Rope Set from heavy white cardstock.

Cut Hello Friend Posh Script from light and dark 6x6 sheet in the Ocean Blue Collection.  

Here's a tip - cut the detailed overlay and leave it in the die.  Remove the tiny offcuts.  Attach several strips of lined doublestick tape and roll it through the machine again to cut the tape.  Leave the diecut in the die and carefully remove the liner, then press the sticky diecut firmly onto the solid background.  Use a piercing tool to remove the greeting from the die. P1018537

Attach the pale lavender/blue Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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

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07/16/2022

Sat 16

Rainbow of Ocean Fish
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a colorful rainbow ocean scene card to share today using the Ocean Fish embossing folder (EF), matching dies and stencils.  All these products together made the process pretty easy.  

Started by die cutting all the fish from Bristol paper.  Spritz them with water then embossed them in the EF.  Let them dry briefly before inking them with distress inks in rainbow colors using finger brushes and the coordinated stencils.

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The background is Bristol paper embossed with the Underwater 3D embossing folder.  Heat embossed the sentiment from Deep Blue Ocean stamp set with white embossing powder on black glossy paper.  Assembled the card onto a white card base then for fun, added some googlie eyes to finish.

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If you know me, I love coloring die cuts with my Copic markers, so I admit I have underestimated how useful stencils are.  They make coloring so much easier and quicker!  Well that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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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!

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