237 posts categorized "Glitter Papers"

06/13/2022

Mon 13

Birthday Lavender Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

This month's blog challenge theme is Metallic Mania and I chose to interpret it with Mirror and Glitter papers along with my requisite bit of plaid, the Happy Birthday Posh Script, and the Lavender Bouquet.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope

  • violet mirror paper from RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD FP1003

  • violet plaids from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014

  • bright violet glitter paper from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007

  • LAVENDER BOUQUET 94640

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSH SCRIPT 94588

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to make this card

  • trim a piece of violet mirror paper 5 1/4 X 4 and add to the front of the white notecard

  • trim a piece of violet plaid paper 4 1/4 X 3 and add it on top of the violet mirror paper

  • die cut the Lavender Bouquet from the bright violet glitter paper; glue the stems onto the plaid paper

  • die cut the background of the Happy Birthday Posh Script from a scrap of the violet mirror paper
  • die cut the detailed "Happy Birthday" from a violet plaid scrap and glue it to the violet mirror paper background

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Simple.  Easy to create in multiples.  A design appropriate for any occasion just by changing the sentiment.  Adaptable to many color schemes--there are so many beautiful mirror papers and glitter papers to choose from among the Memory Box products.

Have you come up with a card for this month's Metallic Mania Challenge?  Don't forget to post your work!  We love to see what you create with Memory Box products.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

06/11/2022

Sat 11

Ruffled Poppy Stem on a Simple Slimline Card by Jean Okimoto

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Ruffled Poppy Stem - and the Birch Press Design dragonflies - create a garden scene for any occasion.  Textures and metallics add dimension and sparkle with some inspiration for the June Metallic Mania Challenge.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple design for a busy weekend.

Before we start on the card - special congratulations to the Impress Insiders Group!  We now have over 1,000 creative, artistic members sharing ideas, techniques, support and friendship.  Thanks Ann and Shari for creating - and leading - this awesome group!

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Pressure emboss Black Glossy Paper (cardstock) with the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder using the plates required for your machine - place the black side of the cardstock against the smoother side of the folder.   Trim it to 2" x 5-⅜".  

Cut Kraft Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) with the 6-⅛" x 1-¾" Slim Basic Rectangles die.

Cut the white 6x6 Polished Foil Pack paper with the 1-½" Circle Basics die.  

Cut the blossom petals and bud of the Ruffled Poppy  Stem with a coral sheet from the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the center from a yellow-green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut the stems from a darker green 6x6.  Assemble the blossom and bud.

Cut the backgrounds of the Birch Press Design Simple Dragonfly Contour Layers from the darker gold Polished Foil Pad sheet.  Cut the wing overlays and body from the gold Festive Glitter Pad sheet.  Assemble the dragonflies.

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Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the blossom.  

A mix of textures - and matte, glossy and glittered cardstock - add dimension to any project.  It's an easy way to highlight a simple design.

Thank for for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

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04/26/2022

Tue 26

Scattered Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a spring card for a Mom - or anyone - who loves flowers and hearts.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a scattered flowers slimline design combining Memory Box and Poppystamps blossoms on a Madras Plaid background.

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Cut Hex Half Pinpoint from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  Cut the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out from the pale peach Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad 6x6.  The double stitches are an outline surrounding the heart - we're using just the inside heart here.

Cut Layered Cosmos twice from the Berry Red Collection 6x6.  Assemble the flowers.

Cut the Poppystamps Potpourri Flower Set from the Berry Red 6x6 and the pale peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.

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Prepare a pale green speckled recycled cardstock slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Attach the top edges, sides and bottom of the plaid Hex Half to the card.  Tuck the tip of the heart behind the Hex Half.  Attach the flowers.

Add green Christmas Fairy Jewels for sparkly accents.

Two Hex Halfs (halves?) create a mirror-image hexagon window - but it's a great single die for pockets too.  You can even tuck a giftcard into it for Mother's Day, or any occasion.  Hope your gardens are beginning to bloom and provide a source of inspiration for your cards!

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you in May!

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04/24/2022

Sun 24

Blooms for Mom
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Mother’s Day is celebrated at different times of the year all over the world.  With my Mother’s Day in two weeks, I have a Mother’s Day card I created for my mother-in-law to share today.  It features the Riverbank Large Layered Blooms and Exquisite Leaf Set dies from the recent Spring release.  

Because I wanted these large blooms to all fit on the card without crowding or hanging off-the-edge, this card is A6 size.  The card base and a layering piece are 4.5”x6.25” cut from heavy-weight white paper.  Using the partial die cutting technique with a long and narrow extended cutting pad, ran the layering piece through the die cutting machine twice with the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate resulting in this.

 

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Down the middle was a mess, but it didn’t matter as most of it will be covered up anyway.  For some texture, splattered it with diluted black gouache paint, then set aside to dry.

 

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The flower layers and leaves were die cut next from white cardstock.  The leaves and flower centers were colored with Copic Sketch markers.


greens - YG61, YG63, YG67
white centers - C00, C1, C3
 

Ink blending with distress inks (DI) was used to color the flower layers.  Shaded Lilac DI was applied to the middle circumference area of each layer using a blender brush, while Villainous Potion DI was applied to the centers with a finger brush before putting them together. 

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“Mom” was die cut from white glitter paper using the shadow dies of the Bennett Alphabet die set for a chunkier greeting.  Glued the letters onto a 1” Twilight Purple paper strip, then added the drop shadow with a C3 Copic Sketch marker.  Assembled the card, popping the bottom right flower up with foam adhesives for additional dimension.  Applied clear shimmer on the flowers for more sparkle to finish.

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

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04/05/2022

Tue 05

Vibrant Violet Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Is spring your favorite cardmaking season too?   I love how layered blossoms and foliage create a slimline card for any occasion.  The new Fuddled Leaf Branches Contour Layers from Birch Press Design balances the bold flowers and Bright Jewel gemstones and Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad blossoms add sparkly violet accents.

Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a very layered design from our spring releases.  The Memory Box 6x6 color collections make it easy to select, combine and layer diecuts in coordinating colors.  9 assortments - totaling 108 colors - create a lot of flowers and leafy backgrounds.

Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼" x 2-¼" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

Cut Ruffled Blooms from different shades of the Vibrant Violet 6x6 Collection.  Cut the smallest flower from the violet Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6 too.  Cut glittered Star Flowers too.

Cut the background of the Birch Press Design Fuddled Leaf Branches Contour Layers from a medium-green 6x6 in the Fresh Green 6x6.  Cut the detailed top layers from a lighter green sheet.  Leave the top layers in the die and attach ScorTape or Couture Creations doublestick tape behind the diecut pieces.  Run it through the machine again to cut self-adhesive layering pieces.

Attach the top layers to the background leaves - they're lightly scored to indicate where the top layers should be placed.  Here's a link to view the newest products from Birch Press Design.

Cut the 2 leafy branches from the Layered Star Flowers set from the darker green 6x6.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add the violet Bright Jewels gemstones.

Slimline card dimensions are great for collage-y floral and garden greetings.  They provide a lot of white space to balance the brightness of the flowers.  Slimline cards are also a nice surprise for a recipient who thought it was just another piece of mail.

Hope you'll have a chance to make a few spring cards this week.  Diecut a bunch of flowers, leaves and branches - then build paper bouquets for cards, layouts or mixed media.  You can never have too many flowers!

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

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03/15/2022

Tue 15

Vibrant Violet Wildflowers Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Send big thanks with Vibrant Violet wildflowers on a white-on-white Twiggy Thank You background.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design with Memory Box garden greens and the Star Flowers Contour Layers from Birch Press Design.  

The greeting creates a monochromatic background for the flowers - and the bright flowers balance the bold Twiggy Thank You.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the rectangle with Twiggy Thank You.  Very intentionally angled, not just slightly wonky.  Don't remove the diecut or the offcuts yet.  Tape the letters into the rectangle on the reverse side,  them remove the die.  

Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card - 3-⅝" x 8-⅝".  

Cut the Birch Press Design Star Flowers Contour Layers from different shades of the Vibrant Violet 6x6 Collection.  Cut the overlays and dotted center again from the violet/red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Assemble the flowers.  The base flowers are lightly embossed with guidelines for attaching the accent layers.  Great idea, thanks Dave!

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Cut Tall Frilly Leaf Stems and the larger Fresh Cut Stems from different shades of green in the Lush Green Collection.  Trim the bottoms of the Tall Frilly Stems.  Attach the greenery and blossoms to the background.  Add green Bright Jewels.  

Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  I like using A-9 envelopes - instead of the standard A-10 business envelopes for slimline cards.  A-9's are slightly smaller -  about 3-⅞" x 8-⅞" - and great for slimline cards.

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

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02/15/2022

Tue 15

Dimensional Diecut Stenciling by Jean Okimoto

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Create the look of a 3-layered blossom with just 2 layers - and a bit of offset diecutting.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add dimension to the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral.  

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Cut the blossom from smooth white cardstock - save the offcut too.  Color the blossom with a soft layer of Distress Oxide abandoned coral.  Use the offcut to stencil the ink onto another piece of smooth white cardstock, then dry the ink.  Cut it with the blossom die - offset to reveal uninked edges along the right side.  Instant layering!

Cut the lacy top layer from the pale peach Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.  Cut the 2-piece layered center section from a sheet in the Lush Green Color Collection.  Assemble the blossom.

Cut and assemble the leaves from another Lush Green Collection sheet.

Cut Thank You Posh Script from light kraft cardstock - and another 6x6 sheet from the Lush Green Collection.  Pressure-emboss the background diecut with the detailed greeting.  It adds dimension and makes it easy to attach the top layer - just add tiny dots of adhesive and press it onto the embossed background.

Cut the dark floral Garland 6x6 sheet with the 2-¾" x 7-¾" Slim Basic Rectangle die - place the right edge of the die along the right edge of the 6x6 for a nice smooth diecut edge on the (more visible) solid edge of the background. 

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Attach the diecuts to a light kraft slimline card - 3-½" x 8-½".  Add some pale peach Pastel Fairy Jewels to several of the flowers on the background.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Hope you like the look of dark florals as much as I do - it makes the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral stand out against the background and emphasizes the layers and details.

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

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02/07/2022

Mon 07

Hearts and Flowers
by Anne Thompson

I have a few more valentines today, and these use floral printed papers and glitter papers with the Sprinkle Heart Collage, a Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out, and the letters "love" from the Bennet Alphabet.

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I used the same procedures for both cards but let's take a closer look at the one on the right with the red glitter paper.

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To make this card...

  • I started with a white notecard.
  • I chose a floral paper from COTTAGE MEADOW PP1003 and cut into the left side with the SPRINKLE HEART COLLAGE 94548.  I discarded the small heart pieces and secured the floral paper to the front of the notecard.
  • I then chose a red glitter paper from the GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007, added some Scor-Tape to the back, and cut the Sprinkle Heart Collage again, this time taking the cut out heart pieces and inserting them into the open spaces of the Sprinkle Heart Collage on the card front.
  • Next I cut one of the larger SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEARTS 94364 from more of the red glitter paper and added it to the card front with Scor-Tape.
  • I added Scor-Tape to the back of some red glitter paper scraps and cut the letters "l, o, v, e" using the dies from the BENNET ALPHABET 94582, and added this sentiment to the lower right on the card front.

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For the pink card...

  • I used a floral paper from the SPRINGTIME BOUQUET PAPER PAD PP1006 and pink glitter paper from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP 1001.
  • I followed the same procedures as outlined with the first card.

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And...then I made two more cards using the ROSE BROCADE WIDE WASHI TAPE WT499 and cardstock from the BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001 with more of the pink glitter papers.

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One more week until Valentines Day...

Happy Crafting!

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02/03/2022

Thu 03

Pretty Pink Valentine's Shaker Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have another flat shaker card using the Verdant Leaf Collage and Cottage Flower Stem.  This is an simple and quick card to recreate that is fun for the recipient.

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Frame:

Die cut the Verdant Leaf Collage die from a light pink/purple paper from Vibrant Violet pad.  Die cut the Sprinkle Heart Collage die from the darker shade of the same hue paper.  Adhere the hearts around the frame and sides one either side, leaving the bottom free of hearts.  Die cut Sending Love Posh Script die from a med tone matching glitter paper from the Graceful Garden Glitter pad.  Adhere to the bottom of the frame.  Add a matching gem from Autumn Fairy Jewels to the top of the Sending Love die. 

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Flower:

Die cut the Cottage Flower Stem from the same color as the frame and heart die cut, light pink/purple paper from Vibrant Violet pad.  Trim the stem off the Cottage Flower.  Shape the bottom and second layer. Glue the second layer to the bottom layer just in the center.  Add a yellow Autumn Fairy Crystal to the center.  Adhere the flower to the leaves from the Verdant Leaf Collage.

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Shaker background:

Cut a darker hue from the same pink/purple paper from Vibrant Violet pad slightly smaller then A2 size card panel.  Take a plastic package sleeve from a die and trim down around 6" x 7 1/4".  Add double sided adhesive to the back of the card panel.  Remove 3 sides adhesive backings and tightly wrap the plastic around the panel.  Trim down the corners diagonally on each corner.  Add matching glitter to the open side. Remove the backing and seal the last side.

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Assembly:

Adhere the frame to the shaker with double sided tape.  Adhere the shaker to the front of a A2 size card.

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01/28/2022

Fri 28

Slim Pinpoint Heart Balloons by Jean Okimoto

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Send special hugs with glittered pinpoint heart balloons on a Kraft Woodgrain slimline card.  It can be a Valentine - or a friendship card just to say hello.  Hi, Jean Okimoto  here with a basic design that could work for birthdays too.  Or Mother's Day.P1012525

Cut the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the top portion of the 
Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate.  Use a sponge or blending brush to color it with picked raspberry, abandoned coral and kitsch flamingo Distress Oxides.  Spritz it with a light mist of water to create some shadowy areas.  Heat-set the inks.  

Spritz it lightly with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes then heat-set it.  

Diecut it with Balloon Bunch - place the die so there's a complete heart in the center balloon.  Leave the pieces in the die and tape them together on the backside.  It'll be a lot easier* to remove and attach the balloons and delicate outlines if they're intact.

Use dies from the Have a Heart set to cut a medium and 2 small hearts from a pink 6x6 in Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Tape white crochet thread or twine behind the balloon - cut the strands longer than necessary - it'll be easier* to trim them later.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from Kraft Woodgrain Paper (cardstock).  Pressure-emboss it with the delicate greeting to add dimension and make it easier* to attach the top layer.  Ink a scrap of watercolor paper with inks used for the balloons and diecut the top layer.

(*always looking for easier ways to do things!)

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Attach the diecuts to a Kraft Woodgrain slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use doublestick tape to attach the greeting (not glue) and balloon strings.  Add the orange/copper Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Trim the ends of the crochet thread.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front if it'll be mailed.

Thanks for visiting  our blog - hope you'll have time to create a few cards this weekend!

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