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01/21/2022

Fri 21

Slimline Paper-Pieced Valentine by Jean Okimoto

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Hi everyone,  Jean Okimoto here with a Valentine design that's a bit wonky and unusual - but I hope you like it!  Do you save offcuts and bits and pieces "for future projects" but forget to use them?  Here's a design using the gold foil Ring Stack and 2 sets of offcuts (red and white).

Cut white cardstock with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Ring Stack - we're using the white offcuts here too.

Cut gold Polished Foil 6x6 with Ring Stack - save the gold offcuts for that elusive "future project."

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Here's an easy way to build a smooth inlaid background.  Place the rectangle face-down on a non-stick surface (used a plastic embossing plate here).  Attach ⅛"  (3mm) strips of lined doublestick tape to the reverse side of the diecut rectangle.  Skinny strips of tape instead of an entire adhesive-covered area provide a little wiggle-room for paper-piecing.

Flip it over and place the gold foil Ring Stack into the adhesive-backed cutouts.  Attach the white oval offcuts.

Cut a bright red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection. Tape pairs of red ovals to form 3 hearts in graduated sizes.  Attach the hearts with foamtape.

Cut Love Airy Script from the bright red Festive Glitter 6x6  sheet.

Cut black cardstock with Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  You can cut 4 sets of GROWS at once.  Use a stack of 3 or 4 Post-It notes as a straight edge guide to attach the letters.

Add the dark yellow/orange Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-⅜").  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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01/17/2022

Mon 17

Watercolor Floral Thank You Notes
by Anne Thompson

There are two new dies in the Valentines 2022 Collection that I featured in today's thank you notes:  Cottage Flower Stem and Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral.

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to make this card

  • trim cardstock 4X5.25 and adhere to the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Woodgrain Heart from a darker cardstock and add to the notecard front
  • die cut the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral pieces from Watercolor Paper and paint with watercolor paints
  • assemble the blossom and leaves on the heart and add three of the Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones in the center of the blossom

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And here is the card using the other floral die:

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For this card I used a red cardstock on a red notecard, a yellow cardstock for the Woodgrain Heart, and both cardstocks for the Thank You.  The watercolored floral is the COTTAGE FLOWER STEM 94611.  I added a few CHRISTMAS FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY102 for a little extra sparkle.

These would make lovely valentines by changing the sentiment on each design.  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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01/16/2022

Sun 16

Blossom Birthday Wishes
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Sunday, everyone.  I have a simple birthday card to share today featuring the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral die from the 2022 Valentine’s collection.

The flower layers were die cut from Bristol paper and two shades of the Vibrant Violet paper.  The leaves were die cut from two shades of the Lush Green paper.  Added clear shimmer to the entire flower for some sparkle.

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Next, white woodgrain paper was trimmed to 4.25”x5.5” (A2 size) and the Double Stitch Loving Heart was die cut from it.  Die cut the heart again this time from the same color paper as the flower center. Ran this heart cutout through the die cutting machine with the Pinpoint Burst Plate to give it the burst detail before inlaying it into the woodgrain panel opening.  The sentiment from Birthday Blowout stamp set by Poppy Stamps was initially white heat embossed directly on the heart, but the pinpoint detailing made it look splotchy… so it was heat embossed on the same plain color paper, fussy cut out and adhered over top. 

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A few clear Fairy drops finished off the card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week. 

 

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01/12/2022

Wed 12

A Woodsy Plaid Valentine Garland
by Anne Thompson

Here's something different for Valentine's Day:  a garland using the Woodsy Plaid brown papers, the smallest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die, and twine.

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to make the garland

  • cut the paper strips, fold in half (I used fifteen strips.)
  • place the die on top of the folded paper to cut through both layers using washi tape to hold the die in place while cutting  (Save the little plaid hearts for other projects.)

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  • place Scor-Tape inside each folded paper piece, one piece near the fold and one near the bottom edge
  • leave a tail of twine about 18" long and place the first heart-punched strip over the twine, remove the Scor-Tape backing, and press the two sections together to secure in place 
  • add other heart-punched papers about 4" apart along the twine
  • leave another long 18" tail at the end
  • knot the tail ends and the garland is ready to hang

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This garland is the perfect thing for around a window or doorway or above the fireplace in my old farmhouse.  The browns are just right with my decor.  If you make a garland, choose papers that compliment the colors in your home.  A valentine garland does not need to be red and white.

Need valentine supplies?  Check the 2022 Valentines Collection here.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

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01/09/2022

Sun 09

Valentine Flat Shaker Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a valentine card using the plastic sleeve from the dies to create a flat shaker card.  I have been seeing them around and found out how to make them.  They are really easy to make and using the plastic packaging the dies come in. 

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Background Panel:

Use the smooshing technique with Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar smooshed on a glass mat.  Spritz the ink.  Take Open Studio Watercolor paper, sprig with water, and dab in the ink randomly.  Re-ink and repeat until you have a light color.  Let dry.  Trim down paper just under 4" x 4".

 

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Die Cuts:

Die cut both the Neighborhood Heart Frame and Sending Love Posh Scrip dies from a matching paper from the Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the 2nd smallest Double Stitch Loving Heart die from the white Polished Foil paper pad.  Adhere the sentiment to the heart die cut.

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Shaker:

Cut the plastic sleeve the dies come in to create 1 flat sheet that is around 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".  Add double sided tape around the back of the background panel.  Remove only 3 sides of the tape and lay front side down in the center of the plastic sheet.  Wrap the plastic sheet over 1 side than the opposites side, making sure the plastic is tight.  Trim down the corners so the plastic lays flat. Trim the other side too. Pour Distress Rock Candy Glitter and Mica Flakes into the front pouch.  Remove the backing from the adhesive and fold down the plastic tight.  

Assembly:

Create a 41/4" 4 1/4" card base from white card stock.  Add double sided tape or tape running to the back side of the shaker.  Adhere to the front center of the card base.  Add 1/8" double sided tape around the Neighborhood Heart Frame outside edge and heart.  Adhere to the top of the shaker.  Add double sided tape to the back of the heart with the sentiment and adhere to the center of the frame. Add a purple Fair Jewel for the top of the "I".  You cannot use liquid glue to adhere to the plastic and hence why the sentiment is added to the heart first then the shaker element.  

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01/08/2022

Sat 08

Not Just an Old Lamp Post
by Trina Pham


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Hello everyone.  Hope your first week of the new year is off to a good start.  Mine pretty much picked up where 2021 left off, so I’m hoping for a better year! 🤗  Anyway, it may be a new year, but I’m still playing with products from the Holiday collection last year.  I didn’t get a chance to use the Old Lamp Post die yet, so I stretched it into a birdhouse for a love/Valentine’s card.

Started by die cutting the lamp post, heart frame, branch and birds from Bristol paper.  The heart frame was die cut twice and stacked for dimension.  This also resulted in two cutouts of the inside heart.  Took one of them and blended gray and black dye inks on it… it will be inlaid later on.  Next, traced the lower portion of lamp post onto white woodgrain paper and fussy cut out, forming the background layer.   Used a finger blending brush to apply Picked Raspberry distress ink (DI) to it and the birds.

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Since there was leftover white woodgrain paper, the letters were die cut from it and then ombré colored with Picked Raspberry DI as well.  Adhered and assembled the pieces onto a gray panel then mounted it onto a white card base.  Dotted in the birds’ eyes with a fine black pen to finish.

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So as I was completing my card, I saw something else I could stretch this lamp post to.  😉

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It makes an adorable coffee cup, don’t you think?  I decided to make a masculine birthday card this time.  As you can see, the top of the lamp post was cut off.  The other heart cutout from the first card was colored with Candied Apple and Black Soot DI.

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The cup sleeve was embossed with the Ringadings 3D embossing folder, then a light brushing of Black Soot DI was applied to help the pattern show.  A punny sentiment finished it off!

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And that is it from me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your day.

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01/04/2022

Tue 04

With Love and a Rose Bouquet Heart by Jean Okimoto

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Hello and Happy '22!  Jean Okimoto here with a quick card to start the year.  Diecut Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape and layer it over a leaf-green Jumbled Lines Collage.  Add a quick stamped and diecut greeting and sparkly Fairy Crystals - that's it!  The design is simple, versatile and matches several of the greetings in the Big and Little Reverse Words stamp set.

Cut white cardstock with the 3.1 x 8.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage.  Cut a strip of soft green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection and attach it behind the collage.  Attach  the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Attach Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and cut it with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart die.  Attach it to the card with doublestick tape at the bottom and foamtape at the top for dimension.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  Dry the ink, then cut it with the die that's included in the set.  Attach it with foamtape.

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Add the pale green Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

The Rose Bouquet and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tapes are perfect for Valentine cards - or any card you need in a hurry!  They have handcolored-look with a soft frosty shimmer.  Attach the tapes to backgrounds of different colors - or crisp white.  The adhesive is very secure - no flyaway edges or corners here!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!

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01/03/2022

Mon 03

Heart Streamer Globe Hugs Quintet
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time this past week going through my collection of Memory Box dies to see what I might use for designing some valentine cards.  The Heart Streamer Globe from Spring 2021 has always been a favorite so I decided to make some cards featuring that image.  Here are four that also use Cottage Meadow papers, the Twiggy HUGS die, and some tiny hearts cut using the Double Stitch Loving Hearts dies set.

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materials used on these four cards

  • white notecards
  • white cardstock, red cardstock
  • COTTAGE MEADOW PP1003 papers
  • HEART STREAMER GLOBE 94558
  • TWIGGY HUGS 94519
  • DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94359, the smallest heart
  • FAIRY JEWELS 

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The  fifth card (which was the first card I made, actually) used the last piece of paper I had left from SPRINGTIME BOUQUET PP1006.

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to make these cards

  • cut a pretty background paper 4X5.25 and adhere to the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Heart Streamer Globe from cardstock and attach it to the card front with glue on the outside frame
  • add Fairy Jewels to the tiny hearts on the streamers and three more to cover the hole at the top 
  • die cut two tiny hearts and glue them under the streamers area on the card front
  • die cut the Twiggy Hugs from white cardstock or scraps of the printed papers; sneak some of the letters behind and/or over the lowest streamer
  • add more of the die cut tiny hearts inside with a message

Valentines Day will be here before you know it!  Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

12/27/2021

Mon 27

Woodgrain Heart Poinsettia Thank You Cards
by Anne Thompson

It's time to send out those after Christmas thank you notes, and mine are both a nod to Christmas and to the upcoming Valentine's Day.  When I was going through my supplies from the 2021 Valentine Collection thinking about valentines, I found the Woodgrain Heart that I thought would be the perfect background for a Layered Poinsettia thank-you-for-my-Christmas-gift card.

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materials used

  • white notecards
  • white cardstock
  • cardstock from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • cardstock from the OCEAN BLUE COLLECTION SP1005
  • plaid papers from WOODSY PLAID PP1018
  • WOODGRAIN HEART 94552
  • LAYERED POINSETTIA 94605
  • THANK YOU STREAMLINED SCRIPT 94541
  • CHRISTMAS FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY102
  • CHRISTMAS FAIRY JEWELS JWL005
  • white pearls

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to make this card design

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  • Trim plaid paper or cardstock to 4X5.25 and adhere to the front of a white notecard.
  • Die cut the Woodgrain Heart from cardstock and add it to the front--I used Scor-Tape to anchor mine.  In the photo below you can see the beautiful detail in the heart.

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  • Next die cut the Layered Poinsettia from a cardstock that coordinates with the plaid or cardstock background and heart.  I assembled mine using Glue Dots and another in the center back to hold it onto the heart.
  • Die cut the Thank You Streamlined Script from white cardstock and use glue to add it to either the heart or the background on the card.
  • The last step is to add Christmas Fairy Jewels and Christmas Fairy Crystals to the flower centers and the card background.

This may also give you an idea for those valentines you will need to start making soon.  Just change up the flowers and the sentiment for a lovely valentine!  Need some supplies?  Check out the 2021 Valentine Collection here.

Happy Crafting!  See you again in 2022!

Anne Signature

09/09/2021

Thu 09

STAMPtember’s True Friend Exclusive Stamp Set by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate STAMPtember with the exclusive True Friend Clear Stamp Set!  This great limited edition collaboration set from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp joins the annual fall event of stamping, creativity and friendship.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here after my senior moments of confusion about post scheduling.  Hope you like this slimline mix of stamps, embossing and colorful layering.  

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Stamp the flowers on white vellum with VersaMark and emboss it with detail white powder.  Color it - on the reverse side - with cotton swabs and Distress Oxides.  Use  pointy cosmetic applicator cotton swabs for the narrow areas.  Add more ink - from the right side - to fill in any blank or light spots.  Colors used here are ripe persimmon, worn lipstick, wild honey and iced spruce.  Air-dry the inks, then cut it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  

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Unfold the card and pressure-emboss it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  A small portion at the top of the heart will be embossed onto the back of the card.  I don't think the card's recipient will mind - do you?

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Attach the vellum heart with tiny strips of ⅛" wide doublestick tape hidden behind the inked areas.

Stamp the greeting on another peach 6x6 with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Color Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and add them to the card.

Hope you're enjoying STAMPtember's ideas and inspiration!  The exclusive limited-edition designs sell out quickly - the True Friend Stamp and Die Set is already sold out - but a few Stamp Sets are still available  - here's a link to order your set.  

Thanks for visiting...see you next week!

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