34 posts categorized "hello"

04/18/2024

Thu 18

Sensational Gladiola Stem Hello
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I am sharing a super simple yet dramatic card today.  It features the new Sensational Gladiola Stem die from the current 2024 Gladiola release.  I think that when a product is this beautiful, it doesn’t need much.  

The Gladiolas were die cut three times from light green Leafy Greenery and white Bristol papers   Green and dark gray dye inks were applied to the respective pieces with detailed blending brushes to add shading and give dimension.  

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Arranged and glued the flowers to an A2 size black panel then lightly splattered with diluted white gouache paint.  The Hello Daily Script sentiment was in my stash.  It had been die cut from black glossy paper and Bristol paper.  Adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

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Easy-peasy and that was all for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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03/16/2024

Sat 16

Sitting Sparrow in Blooms
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.   With spring about to officially arrive in a few days, I have a spring card to share today featuring the Sitting Sparrow, Clara Blooms, and Berry Branches and Leaves craft dies from last month’s 2024 Spring Cheer collection.

Once again, all pieces were die cut from white.  The sparrow and blooms were ink blended with browns and turquoise dye inks, respectively.  The leaves were colored with Copic Sketch markers (YG07/09, G09, BG05).   Left the berry branches white.

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The background was created by ink blending two gradient colors of green dye inks to give a spotlight effect.  For some interest and texture, splattered it with diluted white and black gouache paint.  Die cut the sentiment from black glossy paper and its shadow from white, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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

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02/28/2024

Wed 28

Easter Hello
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m sharing a circle shaped Easter card today featuring products from the current 2024 Spring Cheer release.

All pieces, including the sentiments, were die cut from white cardstock.  The lamb and flower centers were coloured/shaded with Copic Sketch markers and the rest were ink blended with distress inks (DI).

Copic markers used:
pinks - RV10/21/23 
yellows - Y15, V01 
whites/shading - T0/1/2/3 
 
DI used:
sky - Tumbled Glass 
grass - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn 
basket - see my last card 
eggs & Easter sentiment - Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans 
hello sentiment - Black Soot

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The second largest circle die in the Circle Basics set was used to die cut from white cardstock.  Ink blended the grass/sky on it, then glued the elements onto it.  Trimmed off the overhangs before matting it to an Anemone Plaid pattern paper circle.  Mounted the circle to a white circle card base to finish.

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

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01/29/2024

Mon 29

Greetings in Green by Jean Okimoto

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Add fresh color to a winter day with a White Anemone Rub On on a background of green plaids and prints.  Hi, Jean here with a fill-in post - and more mix-and-match ideas from our January Anemone Collection.

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The Anemone Plaid link will be added later - here it is with the Anemone Grove set.

Thanks for visiting - see you in February!

Jeansignature-3

 

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01/28/2024

Sun 28

Elegant Anemone Hello
by Anne Thompson

For today's card I wanted to highlight the Elegant Anemone die and papers from both Anemone Grove and Anemone Plaid.

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materials used

  • ELEGANT ANEMONE 94769
  • HELLO DEBUT SCRIPT 94772
  • ANEMONE GROVE PP1026
  • ANEMONE PLAID PP1025
  • circle dies
  • Hero Arts inks:  Forever Green, Green Hills, Bubble Gum

to make this card

  • select four coordinating papers from the two paper pads--I used a whole sheet and a scrap of one of the florals and plaid scraps for the other pieces I needed
  • cut the largest floral piece 4 X 5 1/4; for the plaids cut one strip 1 X 5 1/4, cut one strip 1 1/2 X 5 1/4, cut one strip 2 X 3

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  • begin assembling the front of the card by adding the large floral piece first, then the 1 X 5 1/4 piece, and then the 2 X 3 piece

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  • add the 1 1/2 X 5 1/4 piece snugged up next to the first strip and covering part of the smaller piece

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  • next cut some circles using your circle dies--one large circle from white card stock, one slightly smaller from another piece of the floral paper, and one even smaller from white card stock

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  • die cut the Elegant Anemone from white card stock; use green inks to color the stem and leaf parts and pink to add shading to the flower petals
  • assemble the flower using glue dots and a glue pen

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  • take the circles you cut out earlier and ink the edges of the two white ones
  • layer up the three circles and add them to the card front
  • attach the Elegant Anemone using dimensional foam dots and a glue pen

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  • die cut the Hello Debut Script using white card stock for the background and a scrap of the floral for the detailed letters
  • add some pink ink to the white background and then glue on the letters
  • add this to the front of the card over the stem using dimensional foam dots

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Here's another look at the finished card.

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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01/24/2024

Wed 24

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have another card for you featuring new products from the 2024 January release.

To make this card, I die cut all the images from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to add color to them.

Flowers: Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Inks

Flower centers: Black Soot Distress Ink

Leaves: Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Oxide Inks

I followed the image on the packing for the die cuts and glued the flowers together.

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The word "hello" was die cut from black cardstock and the shadow from white cardstock.  I glued the word "hello" on top of the white shadow die cut.

Next, I dry embossed a strip of gray cardstock using the Ringadings 3D embossing folder.  I randomly swiped a white pigment ink pad across the embossed paper, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set it.   

I used a blending brush and applied the same Distress Oxide inks used for the flowers to a white cardstock panel.  I spattered the background with plain water and dried it.

I glued the gray embossed strip of paper to the inked panel and spattered it with black ink.

Next, I glued the flowers and leaves to the card front and used foam tape to adhere the hello die cut to the card.

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To finish the card, I glued the card front to a pink card base.

That's my card for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

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01/18/2024

Thu 18

Hello Anemone Rub On
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.   The beautiful white/blue Anemone rub on from the current Anemone release was calling my name. 😉   I’ve only ever used rub on sentiments on cards, so having them as the focal point was a learning experience. 😂 

Anyway, I started by trimming the blue plaid pattern paper to A2 size.  Used a rectangle die to die cut from the center of it, then die cut a rectangle frame from Bristol paper.  Adhered the pattern paper and frame onto an A2 size white card base.

 

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Next, ink blended two gradient colours of blue dye inks to the top of the inside frame rectangle piece. and inlaid it into the opening.  Arranged and applied the rub ons onto the card, then die cut the sentiment from gold mirror paper to match the gold in the paper and voila!  Done.  

 

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My biggest take away when using rub ons is to apply and use them on flat surfaces.  I should have left out the frame. 😂   Lesson learned.   And that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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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)

 

 

01/14/2024

Sun 14

Layered Friendly Snowman Hello
by Anne Thompson

As I write this post it is snowing outside again, the third day this week, changing over to rain soon--so much flooding and destruction along the coast of Maine in particular this week.  We hardly have time to clean up from one storm before another pounds us.  I'm hoping the whole winter won't be like this.  The weather does inspire me to create more winter-themed cards, however.  Today the Layered Friendly Snowman waves hello.

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to make this card

  • start with one of the blue papers from the OCEAN BLUE CARD STOCK COLLECTION SP1005
  • ink up the AURORA SNOWFLAKE CLING STAMP CS2083 with VersaMark ink, stamp the design onto the blue card stock, cover it with white opaque embossing powder and heat set it

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  • trim the embossed snowflake paper to 4 X 5 1/4 and add it to the front of a white notecard
  • Die cut all of the pieces of the LAYERED FRIENDLY SNOWMAN 94746; add colored details ( I used colored pencils); assemble the snowman adding black gems for the eyes, "coal" smile and buttons

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  • begin to assemble the card front by adding a snowflake paper doily in the center  (I've had these forever in my winter papers box)
  • use adhesive foam dots to pop the snowman on the right side of the doily
  • die cut the HELLO RUSH SCRIPT 94468 from a scrap of the embossed snowflake paper--if you don't have this die, choose one of the other "Hello" dies for the sentiment or add a stamped greeting 
  • add "hello" just above the snowman's waving hand

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Coloring and assembling the snowman was the most labor-intensive part of making this card.  The dies are separated though to make it easier to cut the pieces from colored card stock or printed papers which would make this a much quicker project.  Even coloring with markers would be quicker.  This cute card could be sent any day this winter and for a variety of occasions.  

With the rain that has fallen while typing this post we now have the perfect snow for building snowmen!  Hello, Winter!!!

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Happy Crafting!

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01/10/2024

Wed 10

Winter Hello
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a "Winter Hello" card to welcome in the new year!  My card as shown above was misted with water after I completed - here's a photo I took before I sprayed it:

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The inks I used and blended on the water and the horizon were Distress Ink and they react so nicely with sprayed water droplets creating lots of extra texture.  Here's a close up look at those splatters:

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I cut two of the "Forest Path" die from white card stock and then took one after cutting it and laid it on top of a piece of "Press and Seal."  This way all the tiny pieces stayed together.  I blended Distress Inks in blues, oranges and purples across the top.  I didn't worry about ink getting on the snow drifts because I knew I was going to lay the 2nd "Forest Path" cut from white over the top of the inked one.  So once I was done inking, I added the totally white one on top with liquid glue, all except the river.  I inked the 2nd river in blue and then added it to the bottom layer.  

Next I added Fluffy Stuff to simulate snow on the riverbank edges.  Once you heat it up, it puffs up and looks like snow!  I cut two of the "Hello Rush Script" word die and glued them together and used the same ink colors on it, then added it to the card.  I cut birds from white card stock using "Layered Birds" and inked the top layer of each bird with blue ink the glued them together.  I added them to the card along with snowflake sequins from my stash, then sprayed water on the whole card front before adding it to the heavyweight A2 card base.  Here's one last look:

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your new year is off to a great start!  See you next time!

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