378 posts categorized "Glitter Papers"

06/11/2024

Tue 11

Cottage Meadow Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Laura's beautiful Cottage Meadow Rub On card was the inspiration for today's project - love the pretty colors on her kraft background!  These new rub-ons are perfect for cards of all sizes with bright colors and happy flowers for any occasion.  Hi, Jean here with a floral circles to celebrate a special birthday.

Cut the wreath and smaller floral clusters from the new Cottage Meadow Rub Ons.  Carefully remove the paper backing and tap them onto white cardstock  - don't remove the clear top liner yet.  Cover them with printer paper if your cutting plate is scratched or not super-clean -  then cut the cardstock with the 3-¼" and 1-½" Circle Basics Dies.  Carefully remove the top liner.  Cut semi-circles of the dark bright orange Sunrise 6x6 and attach them behind the rub-on circles for color accents and dimension.

Cut the small butterfly wings of the new Canyon Butterflies set from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut the center section from the chartreuse Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.  Attach it to the background.

Cut white cardstock to 4-½" x 10-¼".  Score it at 4".  Attach the circles.

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Prep the fun new Happy Birthday Breezy Script die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper for an easy release.  Diecut the greeting from a orange Sunrise Collection 6x6 - leave the dot for the letter i in the die until you're ready to attach it.  Attach the greeting.

Add orange Bright Jewels.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Cottage Meadow Rub Ons are great for quick cards.  The set of sheets also includes a wood craft stick to burnish the designs - but I use my diecut machine for quick, smooth results.

Thanks for visiting!

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06/04/2024

Tue 04

A New Release…The 2024 Fuchsia Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Introducing our latest release...2024 Fuchsia!  It's a beautiful, versatile collection of garden-themed dies, 6x6 plaids and prints, embossing folders and rub-ons.  Buds, blossoms, branches, butterflies, bees, beetles and dragonflies - ready to create late spring and summer cards for every occasion.  Add the perfect greetings for thank-yous, friendship cards and celebrations.  Hi, Jean here with the first of many designs from this great collection.

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Let's start with the fuchsia. Spritz both sides of watercolor paper with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss it with Little Fuchsia Flower Trio & Branch.  Use the die to cut a stencil from medium-weight cardstock.  Sponge, daub or brush the embossed designs with Distress Oxides - mowed lawn, flamingo kitsch and picked raspberry - and Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the inks.  Diecut it - leave the pieces in the die to keep them organized.  Assemble the blossoms.

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Attach ScorTape over a light green sheet from the Greenery 6x6 Pack.  Cut it with the Hello Breezy Script background.  Cut the detailed top layer from a medium green sheet from the Greenery pack - keep the diecut in the die but remove the tiny pieces inside the e, l's and o.  Press the detailed greeting firmly onto the adhesive-covered background.  Cover it with detail clear embossing powder,  tap off the excess, then heat-emboss it.  It'll be securely-attached, with a glossy background and perfectly centered!

Cut the light green 6x6 with the 2-¼" wide A2 Rectangle Frames die.  Cut the rectangle with the 1-¾" wide A2 Rectangle Frames die to create a simple framed background.

Cut the green, pink and white Fuchsia Plaid sheet with the  2-¾" wide A2 Rectangle Frames die.

Cut the small Azure Dragonflies from a green Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut it again from the lime green Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Attach the glittered wings to the mirror cardstock - it's easier to "sandwich" the wings between the 2 mirror cardstock diecuts.  Save the extra diecuts for another project.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for the dragonfly wing tips.  Add green Bright Jewels.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Here are the new items I've used today - 

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Thanks for visiting...hope your favorite Retailer has ordered the 2024 Fuchsia Collection.  We'll be sharing designs from our latest release throughout the coming weeks - hope you'll join us again for more ideas and inspiration!

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05/21/2024

Tue 21

Thank You Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Here's another hybrid floral idea...Gladiola Floral Duo on a tall Daisy Blossom Stem.  It's just one of many combinations of blossoms, buds, stems and leaves from our floral collection of dies.  Hi, Jean here with a soft blue floral thank you card.

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04/12/2024

Fri 12

Garden Greetings…New Blossom and Butterflies by Jean Okimoto

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Designs from the new Gladiola Collection are great for slimline cards.  Layer the tall, elegant blossoms over a matching Gladiola Plaid background - then add a pair of the new Exquisite Butterflies and a Thank You Foil Greetings Circle.  Hi, Jean here with another design from our latest release.

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Spray a pale pink ink-blended scrap of cardstock with a spritz of Imagine's Gold Sheer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  Cut Gladiola Blossom and Leaves stamens from the dark gray Festive Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the leaves from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the blossom from the gold-spritzed cardstock.

A simple tip shared earlier...cut a matching circle of cardstock slightly smaller than the finished gladiola.  Use it as a base to adhere and assemble the blossom.  It adds dimension - and makes it easy to find the perfect spot and angle for the blossom.

Another simple tip...attach the stamen pieces behind the top-layered petal instead of on the background petals.  No guessing how much of it will be visible - and if any glue will ooze out! 

Cut the detailed Exquisite Butterflies from a gold Rainbow Reflections Pad 6x6.  We're just using these 2 here - save the others for another project.  

Cut the pink Gladiola Plaid with the 1-⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  The die is longer than the plaid - but it's easier to cut a straight plaid piece with the die - just place a short edge of the die against the top edge of the plaid.  Cut a dark pink Blush Collection 6x6 with the ⅞" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card ( 3-½" x 8-½").  Add a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Circle Tab and gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstone.  Cut a slimline-size piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...hope we're inspiring you to create special greetings from the garden with the Gladiola Collection!

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03/05/2024

Tue 05

Festive Bunny’s Easter Greetings by Jean Okimoto

 

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Easter cards are typically sweet, cute, floral, pretty - and very girlie.  Here's an design you can also send to your special guy(s) - it's the new Festive Bunny and he is very ready for Easter.  The layers and details of his coat and plaid vest add depth and dimension - including sleeve creases!  Hi, Jean here with another idea from our Spring Cheer Collection.

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Cut Festive Bunny from 2 shades of light gray cardstock - don't forget the paws.  Color the eye area of the darker base piece with a black marker.  Assemble the bunny.

Cut the vest from the teal diagonal plaid sheet in the Anemone Plaid 6x6 pack.  Cut the coat from a turquoise 6x6 in the solid core 110# Lagoon Collection.  Cut the bowtie and pocket from a dark teal Lagoon sheet.  Assemble and attach the coat, vest and bowtie.

Cut the eggs - from the new Woven Basket of Eggs set - from turquoise and violet-purple Glitzy Glitter Pad sheets. 

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Cut the Anemone Grove lavender print with the 3-½" wide Nested Globes die.  Attach the diecuts to a top-folded white A2 card.

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Cut the new Happy Easter Curled Script from the turquoise Lagoon sheet.  Attach it - and two more glittered eggs - inside the card.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  Hope the Spring Cheer Collection has inspired you to design and create Easter cards for your favorite people too!]

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02/27/2024

Tue 27

Hippity Hoppity Bunny Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Re-posting and hoping the pictures aren't compressed and distorted this time...

Here's another new design from our Spring Cheer Collection...it's the happy Hippity Hoppity Bunny and his basket of eggs.  Hi, Jean here with another Easter idea today.

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Cut the base sections of Hippity Hoppity Bunny from textured white cardstock.  Color areas of the ears, paws and muzzle with Distress Oxide spun sugar.  Color the eye areas with a black marker.  Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to tan wool-blend felt and cut the remaining pieces.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents glues from saturating it.

Highlight the texture of Cream Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) with Vintage Sepia VersaFine using the direct-to-paper process.  Cut the basket.

Color white cardstock for thge eggs - scribble marker inks to cut 6 eggs of each color.  Blue, Violet, Blue Green and Fuchsia Zebra Mildliners were used here.  Diecut the eggs and attach the behind the basket.

Diecut Wild Grass Border from 2 shades of green in the new Greenery 6x6 Collection.  Trim the sides with the bottom of the 3" wide Nested Globes die.  Layer the darker border behind the lighter border.

Cut a lavender/blue 6x6 from the Magonolia Plaid set with the 3-½" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut a pale lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the 3" wide die.

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Cut the same plaid sheet with the Happy Spring Debut Script background.  Cut the top layer from the purple Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Assemble the greeting and attach it inside the card.

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Attach the diecuts - angled - to a top-folded, corner-rounded white A2 card.  Add purple Autumn Fairy Crystals,  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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

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02/21/2024

Wed 21

Celebrate Easter with the Sitting Sparrow by Jean Okimoto

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A watercolored Sitting Sparrow welcomes spring with a nestful of glittery eggs and delicate budding branches.  These great new designs are from February's Spring Cheer Collection of dies, 6x6 solid-core cardstock assortments, 3D embossing folders, layering stencils, clear stamp and die sets and versatile time-saving Foil Greeting Tabs.  Hi, Jean here with an Easter slimline card featuring more of these great new items.

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Found a piece of pastel watercolored paper in my stash and loved the soft spring pastels!  Cut Sitting Sparrow from the watercolored paper.  Cut the beak backing section from an orange-yellow Sunrise 6x6 sheet.  Color the area for the eye with a black marker.  Assemble the sparrow and attach the beak section behind the head.

Cut and assemble Bird's Nest from light kraft cardstock.

Cut Berry Branches and Leaves from a Greenery 6x6 sheet.  Save the leaves for another project.

Cut the eggs from the new Woven Basket of Eggs set.  The blue eggs are from the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  The pink, yellow and green eggs are from Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Cut the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle from yellow cardstock.

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Cut the new Happy Easter Curled Script from the Greenery 6x6.  All of the new 6x6 color assortments are 110 lb. cardstock - sturdy and perfect for cutting delicate greetings!

 

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Attach the diecuts to a yellow slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for Sitting Sparrow.  Add green Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The links for Happy Easter Curled Script and Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles will be added as soon as they're fixed.

Thanks for visiting...hope these colorful spring ideas will brighten your winter days!

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01/16/2024

Tue 16

January Anemone Collection…from Bud to Blossom by Jean Okimoto

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Cut white cardstock with the die from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder Set.  Cut the buds and tall blossom from the White Anemone Rub Ons.  It's a set of two rub on transfer sheets with beautiful floral and foliage images.  Leave a generous border around the designs.  Carefully remove the paper liner and tap the designs onto the white Vintage Tray rectangles.

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The rub on set includes a wood craft burnishing stick to transfer the design. You'll also get perfect results using a diecut machine to press the design onto the cardstock - place the cardstock and rub on between two layers of printer paper and roll it through using the plates you'd use for diecutting.  Carefully remove the frosty plastic layer.

Cut a sheet from the Ocean Blue 6x6 Collection to 4-¼" x 5-½".  Spritz both sides with a light mist of water, then emboss it using the plate(s) required for your machine.  Air-dry it if it's still damp, then cut it with the Vintage Tray die. The Ocean Blue set includes several colors to complement the rub ons for custom-colored card fronts.

Attach the rub on rectangles to the blue rectangles.

Cut white cardstock with the Greetings Debut Script background die.  Cut the detailed top layer from the blue Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  I love how the tiny dot for the "i" is attached as a drop-down section from the "t" - no tiny little dots here!

Cut a slightly darker Ocean Blue Collection 6x6 with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames die for a perfect fit and smooth edges.  Attach it to a top-folded white A2 card.

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Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the greeting.  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The White Anemone Rub Ons have a soft matte look to enhance your cards.  Use them in groups - or spotlight them individually.  Add one of the 8 new greetings from the collection...and your card is ready to go!

Thanks for visiting...join us again tomorrow for Donna's beautiful new Anemone Collection design. 

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01/15/2024

Mon 15

Meet the New January Anemone Collection by Jean Okimoto


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Fresh new flowers have arrived!  The January Anemone Collection includes 7 floral and foliage die sets, 8 layered greeting die sets, 2 great 6x6 paper packs,  2 3D embossing folder and die sets, White Anemone RubOns, and the Rectangle Dot Border Foil Plate.  

Here are just a few of these wonderful new designs - ready for your cards, journals, mixed media projects and layouts.  The Anemone Grove and Plaid 6x6 sets include the perfect colors to brighten a dark winter day!

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Hi, Jean here with the first of many design ideas for winter crafting from our Design Team.

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Cut the new Elegant Anemone from white cardstock - save the foliage diecuts for another project.  Cut the foliage from green cardstock.  Add soft yellow shading to the blossom - Sunflower Yellow Brilliance ink was used here.

Cut the new Hello Debut Script background from light yellow/green cardstock.  Cut the detailed top layer from a green Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.

Emboss green cardstock with the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder.  Cut it with the coordinating die from the set.  Cut the green plaid from the new Anemone Plaid 6x6 with the Vintage Tray die too.  The tray die eliminates guessing, measuring...and best of all, thinking!

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Attach the diecuts to a yellow/green A6 card (4-½"x 6-¼") - use foam dots for the greeting and anemone petals.  Add green Bright Jewels.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for stopping by...visit your favorite craft store or website to add these amazing new designs to your Memory Box collection!

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(The Anemone Plaid 6x6 link will be added soon)

 

 

01/13/2024

Sat 13

Winter Tree Arch Blues
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  With the weather going from unseasonably mild to unseasonably freezing cold in a day here, it inspired me to create this wintry card featuring never before used (NBUS) Winter Tree Arch die with some leftover pine tree die cut pieces from this post.

Partial die cutting was used with the Winter Tree Arch die to make the trees taller from its original design (see comparison photo below).  Subsequently, partial die cutting was also done with the Nested Globes dies to create the matching arch background and frame.

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Faded Jeans and Speckled Egg distress inks (DI) were then ink blended on the background piece before splattering it with diluted white gouache paint for snow.  Kept the pine trees white, but for some sparkle, die cut the top layers from white glitter paper. 

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The sentiment was also die cut from white glitter paper and mounted on its navy blue shadow.  Assembled the card onto a white woidgrain panel to finish.

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

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