36 posts categorized "Glossy paper"

11/18/2023

Sat 18

Blue Friendly Snowman
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m sharing another monochromatic blue Christmas card today.  It features the Aurora Snowflake cling stamp, Layered Friendly Snowman die and Brilliant Joy die from the current 2023 Christmas collection.  

Created the sky using the VersaMark Resist technique.  Stamped the snowflakes background onto white glossy paper with VersaMark ink then set aside to dry (could use your heat tool to speed up the process).  A ground mask was then fussy cut from masking paper and adhered to the bottom of the panel.  Ink blended Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks (DI) next, and wiped off excess ink with a paper towel to complete the technique.  The VersaMark ink stamped image resisted the blended inks.

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The snowman pieces were die cut from white cardstock.  The two back body layers were colored with C0/C2 Copic Sketch markers.  The scarf and earmuffs were ink blended with Blueprint Sketch DI using a finger blending brush.  Shaded the nose with a black Polychromos pencil.  Didn’t colour it orange in keeping with the blue monochromatic color scheme.

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The JOY sentiment layers were die cut from Bristol and white glitter papers.  The letters were ombré ink blended with all three blue DIs mentioned above to tie it all together.  Die cut JOY two more times from thick white paper and stacked for dimension.  Assembled the card onto a white card base 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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10/14/2023

Sat 14

Pink Christmas Hummingbird House
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in support, I created a monochromatic pink Christmas card using several new products from the current 2023 Christmas release.
 
The Woodgrain Bird House, Layered Hummingbird and Classic Pine Needle Sprigs were all die cut out from white paper.  Colored them with Picked Raspberry and Black Soot distress inks (DI) using various blending brushes.  The snowy layer on the roof was die cut a second time from pink Delicate Pastel glitter paper for some sparkle.
 
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After seeing a post recently on a crafty friend’s blog, the Torn Paper Mask technique was used to create the cloud background.  This was done by ink blending Spun Sugar DI over the edges of torn printer paper… so no need for a cloud edge stencil! 🤗

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The cloud background was then die cut down with the third largest A2 Rectangle Frames die.  Assembled the card onto an A2 size white woodgrain panel and added falling snow with a white gel pen (even on the die cut pieces because snow doesn’t avoid them). 😉  A Merry Christmas Foil Greetings Black Tab finished it off.  

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A quick note…  I will be linking this card to the Pink Christmas challenge at Jingle Belles where $4 per card entered will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Fun creating a pink (or predominantly pink) Christmas card while helping fundraise for the Cure?… it’s a win-win!  That does it from me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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08/21/2023

Mon 21

Halloween Lineup by Jean Okimoto

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A lineup of Halloween icons fills a slimline card from end to end on an "everything" card.  Hi, Jean here with a very layered collection of fall diecuts featuring my favorite ghosts with new designs from our latest release.

Cut kraft cardstock with the 7-⅞" x 2-⅞" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Attach it to a kraft slimline card (8-½" x 3-⅝").

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Cut Layered Greenery Stems from black cardstock and the black Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Ghosts in the Forest set - from the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the faces.

Cut Boiling Cauldron from Black Glossy Cardstock.  Cut the dripping overflow from the lime green Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the standing bubbles from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the cauldron and bubbles - I trimmed the bottom edge of the tall bubbles a bit.

Cut Autumn Pumpkin from the dark orange 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Cut the leaves and tendril from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections sheet.  

Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from black cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from the black Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the hatband from the orange Rainbow Reflections sheet.

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Assemble the stems, pumpkin, and hat.  Attach the diecuts to the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle - use foam tape for the ghosts' heads.

Halloween seems like a great reason to fill a card from one end to the other with a variety of diecuts.  Our Fall '23 Collection has the perfect designs for that!

Thanks for visiting - see you again tomorrow...

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07/27/2023

Thu 27

Bubbling Cauldron
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Memory Box has some new dies for the fall, and we think you will really like them. Don't forget to add some extra mirror or glitter paper for extra bling.

To make the card, I cut out the Fanciful Gilded Frame using purple glitter paper and then cut the die cut piece in half. The die covers a standard A2 card, but I wanted it for just the left side of the card.

For the cauldron, I cut out the base in black mirror paper and added some black glitter paper for the cauldron overflow. For the contents of the cauldron and the bubbles, I used green mirror paper.

It is hard to see all the different papers from the picture, so here is a close up:

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To finish the card, I popped up my circle piece using some foam tape. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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07/14/2023

Fri 14

Special Moments – Embossed and Glossed by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate special moments with a summer-y floral slimline.  Hi, Jean here with a combination of soft colors, bold designs and a lot of texture.   

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Cut the pale peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 with the blossom die from the Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set.  Place the diecut in the folder and  emboss it using the plates required for your machine.  Ink the center with Brilliance Pearlescent Lime and set it aside to dry.

The Gracious Floral Clear Stamp and Die set includes the floral die and 2 greeting dies.  Cut the design from heavy white cardstock.  Ink the embossing folder with Brilliance Rocket Red Gold - tap the inkpad repeatedly over the surface without squishing it into the design. Emboss the cardstock.  

Stamp the greeting on pale green cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair. Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.   Dry the ink, then trim it with one end of the ⅞" wide Slim Basic Rectangles die.  Trim the other end with the side of a larger die from the rectangles set.

Trim the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6 with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangles die - cut it vertically, including the top portion  where the sheets are attached.  

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¼" wide Slim Basic Rectangles die

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝") - use foam tape where the petals extend beyond the background rectangles.  Add clear Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting the blog...have a great weekend!

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06/11/2023

Sun 11

Magnolia Trellis Card
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have an all-occasion see-through trellis card today featuring the Marvelous Magnolia 3D embossing folder (EF) and matching cutting dies from the April 2023 Magnolia collection.  I am still loving this gorgeous collection!

Started by attaching an A2 size Bristol panel to a white A2 size top folding card base with temporary adhesive.  Using the 4th Curved Cap Pinpoint die, partial die cut down the middle of the front of the card resulting in these.

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White woodgrain paper scraps were then trimmed to 3/8” wide strips to create the trellis.  Adhered them diagonally to the front of the card base in one direction.

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Then in the opposite direction.

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Added the A2 size Bristol panel from the first step on top to cover up the mess. 😉

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The magnolia flowers were first die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock using the Marvelous Magnolia EF dies, then ran through the die cutting machine in the EF to give them details and dimension.  Coloured / shaded them with Copic Sketch markers

Copic Sketch markers used:
greens - YG61/63/67
whites/shading - C00/0/1/2

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Decided to keep the magnolias white and have the color come through the trellis from the inside of the card.  Ombré ink blended Shaded Lilac distress ink onto a Bristol panel, then adhered to the inside.  

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The Hello Daily Script sentiment was in my stash.  It was die cut from black glossy paper and white cardstock.  Assembled the card to finish. 

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I almost gave up on this card as I had a different design in mind… and it wasn’t working out too well. 😂   Anyway, that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

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03/15/2023

Wed 15

Hello Seashell Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a greeting card featuring the new Dazzling Seashell 3D embossing folder and dies.

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Seashells:

Ink Spray Open Studio's Watercolor paper with shimmer sprays.  I used Lindy's Starburst Sprays in a peach, gold, sand, and hot pink colors.  I also added 2 light sprints of Distress Mica Stain Hocus Pocus for some depth.  Let dry.  Die cut the Dazzling Seashells out of the paper.  Secure the die cuts in the matching 3D embossing folder with small pieces of Washi tape.  Embossing the die cuts.  Remove from the folder and lightly add some Lunar Paste Slippery When Wet and Bee Sting with your finger.  Let dry.

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Frame:

Trim a piece of Black Glossy paper to A2 size.  Take the 2nd and 3rd largest dies from the Rectangle Frame Die Set to create 2 separate frames.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the Hello Rush Scrip from a light orange paper from the Sunny Orange pad.  Cover in Lunar Paste Slippery When Wet paste.  Let dry.

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Adhere an A2 panel from the same paper used for the sentiment to a cream A2 card.  Glue the larger of the 2 frames to the card.  Arrange the Dazzling Seashells around the card front, making sure some of them are right up to the frame.  Adhere the smaller frame to the card base, hiding small portions of the shells.  Adhere the sentiment and add from Fairy Drops, small and medium size, around the shells.

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02/02/2023

Thu 02

Brown Bear Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send bear hugs and Valentine wishes with a spooky Halloween forest, a Christmas polar bear and heart garlands from a globe die.  Take advantage of the versatility of these great dies and repurpose them for other holidays and occasions.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a combo designed to get the most from your Memory Box collection.

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We're using 3 shades of Kraft cardstock here - light, medium and dark.  Cut medium Kraft cardstock with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Cut it with the Ghosts in the Forest die.

Cut the red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet with the Heart Streamer Globe.  Add a 4th heart to one of the streamers.  Attach the streamers to the trees by taping the ends behind the edges of the diecut.  Attach it to a natural A2 notecard.

Cut Layered Polar Bear's background from light Kraft cardstock.  Color the ears with a brown marker.  Attach a scrap of   Black  Glossy Paper behind the eyes and nose. Cut the remaining pieces dark Kraft cardstock.  Assemble the beqr.

Cut red cardstock from the Berry Red Collection with the smallest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die. Cut "hugs" from black cardstock with the Lower Case Poetic Alphabet and attach it to the heart.  Attach the heart to the bear using foam tape at the top of the heart.

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Attach the diecuts to a natural A2 notecard - use foam dots for the bear.  Add the clear Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front during mailing.

Layered Polar Bear is really a bear for all seasons.  Add bunny ears for spring - and a mask, witch hat or ghost costume for Halloween.  He's great for baby, thinking-of-you and birthday cards too! MemoryBoxLayeredPolarBear, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxGhostsInTheForest, MemoryBoxBlackGlossyPaper, MemoryBoxDoubleStitchLovingHeartCutOut, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyCrystals, PoppystampsPoeticLowerCaseAlphabet, JeanOkimoto, ValentineDiecuts, HeartDiecuts, Diecutting, BearCards, BearDiecuts, HandmadeValentines, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...

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01/10/2023

Tue 10

Hearts and Flowers by Jean Okimoto

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Chocolate Easter bunnies are everywhere each spring.  Have you ever seen a dark chocolate (70% cacao!) Valentine bear?  Let's create one - from the popular Layered Polar Bear set - for your next card.  Add a row of floral hearts with the new Heart Ring Stack and Bright Fairy Jewels for some sparkle. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a Valentine slimline design of hearts, flowers and a friendly brown bear.

Cut the Layered Polar Bear base bear from dark brown cardtock.  Cut the top layers from a slightly lighter shade of brown.  Attach kraft cardstock scraps behind the ears.  Attach a semicircle of Glossy Black Paper behind the eyes and nose.  The glossy cardstock brightens his eyes.  It looks like he just emerged (early) from hibernation and realized Valentine's Day is just 5 weeks away!

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Assemble the bear - leave a portion of his arm unattached to hold the heart diecut.  Use foamtape to attach the top layers of his paws.

Cut white cardstock with the 1.7" x 6.7" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Heart Ring Stack.  Cut a dark pink 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection with the Heart Ring Stack - save the 5th heart offcut for the greeting.

Lay the rectangle over the dark floral Garland 6x6 and find some flowers to fill the heart cutouts.  Mark the area to be cut using the edges of the rectangle as a guide.  Cut the floral print with the next-smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  No measuring or guessing needed!

Attach the print behind the Heart Stack Cut Out.  Add the red outlines, slightly offset for dimension.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentine's  Clear Stamps - on the saved heart with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder. 

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the bear and the top half of the stamped heart.

Add red and light green Bright Fairy Jewels.

Cut a slimline-sized rectangle to cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Create different bear breeds with different shades of brown and change the greeting to match any occasion. There's a light brown teddy-bearish bear coming in my new Valentine cards kit.

Thanks for visiting...have a great week!

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11/03/2022

Thu 03

Elegant Snowflake Christmas Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I am back with another snowflake card design.  This time it is using metallic color palette with the glitter and mirror paper pads.  These are also go together pretty quickly so you can mass produce them in various colors.  I used champagne and bronze color themes.

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Snowflake:

Die cut the bottom of the Gloriette Snowflake Collage die from mirror paper.  I used a bronze from Rainbow Reflections Mirror and the champagne gold from Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  The die cut the top snowflake from a matching glitter paper. Both glitter papers game from the Majestic Hues Glitter pad.  Save all the die cut dots.  Adhere the top snowflake to the bottom and adhere all the dots expect for the tip of the snowflakes.  Instead use the smallest clear Fairy Drops and a medium size for the center.

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Sentiment:

Die cut Merry Christmas Curled Script die from Black Glossy paper, 2 times.  Adhere them together.

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Assembly:

Cut the Black Glossy paper to 4 1/4" x 9 1/2" and score at the  4 3/4" and fold over to create the card base.  Cut another Black Glossy paper to 4" x 4".  Cut the matching glitter paper to 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  Adhere the panels together, leaving boards.  Use a thick liquid glue for to adhere to the glitter paper.  Even though the Black Glossy paper is thick, a medium thick glue shows through.  Adhere the snowflake to the center and the sentiment at an angle over the snowflake.

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