144 posts categorized "Holiday"

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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01/18/2022

Tue 18

Snowy Big Bear Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter hugs with a plush felt polar bear, a snowy background and Berry Red heart garlands.  It can be a Valentine card - for anyone, any age.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here turning favorite fall and winter dies into heartfelt greetings for the special people in your life.

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Diecut layers of white, red and Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape on a dark gray background create a dimensional forest scene.  Cut Snowglobe Backer from white cardstock.  Cut Heart Streamer Globe from a red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut Winter Wood Done Layer from white cardstock.

Attach Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape to the Earth Neutral dark gray 6x6. Save the outer diecut for another project - we're using the inner offcut (inside offcut?) here.

Trim the globe and dome dies just below the first scoreline at the base.  Attach the diecuts in the order show above.  Tie the layers together with silver cord and curl the ends using the edge of a bonefolder or a plastic burnishing tool.  Follow the curve of the cord for best results.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white felt. It stablizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the bear from the Snowglobe Backer set.  Define the eyes with a very fine-tipped screwpunch.  Attach black cardstock behind the face for the eyes and nose.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from pale gray cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the BIG Hugs die using the embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine. Cut the greeting from a red 6x6 in the Festive Glitter Pad.  Assemble the layered greeting.

Attach adhesive label paper to red felt and diecut a heart with the 5-heart die included in the Heart Streamer Globe set.  Attach it to the bear.

Attach the diecuts to a pale gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add clear Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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If polar bears aren't common in your neighborhood - add a pair of lovebirds to your card instead.  Or a puppy!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have a great weekend!

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12/30/2021

Thu 30

Glitter Spread the Cheer
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  I'm up on the Memory Box blog with this fun sparkly card using the "Curled Holly Branch Die", the "Stunning Mandala" 3D embossing folder, some fairy gems, heat embossing and some gorgeous blue glitter paper.  Here's a closer look:

Don't you just love the depth of that gorgeous Memory Box glitter paper?

To make my card 

1)  I first inked the debossed side of the Mandala 3D embossing folder.

2)  I die cut a piece of dark blue card stock from the "Ocean Blue" paper pad with a "Wrapped Stitched" rectangle die.

3)  I die cut a piece of blue "Twinkling Jewel" glitter paper with a smaller "Wrapped Stitched" rectangle die.

4)  I added both rectangles to the embossed panel and then stamped the sentiment from "Festive Christmas Greetings" on white card stock with black ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder.

5)  I cut the sentiment into a thin strip and then I die cut the "Curled Holly Branch" die from white card and added it to the glitter paper.

6)  I added some Christmas Fairy Jewels to the berries and then added the sentiment strip to the bottom.

7)  I added the panel to a card base and my card was complete!

Here's one last look at my card:

I I hope you enjoy my card for today, it was one of my favorite Christmas card that I sent out this year!
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for more design team inspiration.
 

 

 

 

 

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12/25/2021

Sat 25

Spread Cheer Snowman
by Michelle Bala

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Merry Christmas my crafty friends!!!! I hope you and family are safe and blessed this holiday season!!! 
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Today's card is a mix of new and older releases. I used two patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad, Dashing Holiday, as the base. Attach the ribbon and create the bow. The bow is made from a separate piece of ribbon and adhered later. Die cut the snowman and use the mid sized Double Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a frame around the snowman. I used the largest Double Stitched Rectangle Die to create the frame. 
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After I assembled the card, I embossed the sentiments from the stamp set, Festive Christmas Greetings. I adhered the die cut elements and sentiment strips with foam adhesive. I added some clear fairy drops. I embellished the bow with some bakers twine and bells. Adhere the bow with a glue gun.

Thanks for stopping by!

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12/24/2021

Fri 24

Snowy Collage Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Christmas-y dies are great for holiday thank you cards too!  Layer a traditional snowman  over a frosty Flurries Wide Washi Tape background and add pretty pink accessories to create a sweet snowgal to say thanks for holiday gifts and thoughtfulness.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here...Cheers to everyone celebrating tomorrow!

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Oval Snowman Collage.  Mask the adjacent areas with strips of Post-It notes and color the carrot nose and twiggy arms with markers.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to pink wool-blend felt and cut the scarf from the collage die set.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives fron saturating it.

The collage set includes a tophat die for a snowman - but we're DIY-ing a poufy, glittery pink hat for the snowgal.  Cut the delicate Thank You Posh Script layer from the pink Delicate Pastel glitter pad sheet - save the offcuts from the O and U.  Attach them behind the snowgal's head - she now has a hat!

Adhere Poppystamps' Flurries Wide Washi Tape to black paper or lightweight cardstock.  Cut a 3-½" x 4" piece of it and run it through a diecut machine to eliminate any air pockets and smooth it out.  

Attach the Flurries background the diecut rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.

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Cut the greeting background from a gray 6x6 sheet in the Earth Neutrals Collection.  Attach it behind the pink greeting.  Attach the greeting to the card.  Add orange jewels.

As always, thank you for your loyal and continuing support of Memory Box throughout the years.  We appreciate your selection of our products for your creative projects! Adding my personal thanks too - for your thoughtful comments here and on social media.

Thanks for visiting - Happy Holidays if you're celebrating tomorrow!

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12/21/2021

Tue 21

Holiday Highlights with Gold, Glitter and Gems by Jean Okimoto

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Gold Polished Foil adds a jeweled, faceted look to the Large Pine Cone diecuts on a holiday slimline card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with my last Christmas card of the year - and some tips for assembling pinecones and poinsettias. 

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Diagonal Stripe Collage.  Attach a strip of the dark green Garland 6x6 floral strip behind the cutout.  Attach the rectangle to a slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut Large Pine Cone from the gold Polished Foil sheet - leave the diecuts in the die to keep them in sequence for assembly.  Here's a tip - attach doublestick tape to a narrow strip of scrap cardstock (about ⅜" x 3-½") - then attach the diecut pieces to the adhesive-covered strip beginning at the bottom.  That's easier than attaching the pieces to each other - a lot easier!  I attached the pieces closer than they are on the envelope illustration for a more compact look. MemoryBoxLargePineCone, MemoryBoxHollyBundle, MemoryBoxLayeredPoinsettia, MemoryBoxDiagonalStripeCollage, MemoryBoxPineNeedleTrio, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRactangleLayers, MemoryBoxPolishedFoilPack, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemolryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyCrystals, MemoryBoxGarland6x6, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeChristmasCards, Papercrafts, HolidayDiecuts, SlimlineCards, PoinsettiaCards, DiecutCards, 6x6Papers, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Cut Layered Poinsettia from a dark pink sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut two of the tiny 3-pointed center sections from a gold sheet in the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  Another tip - cut or punch a 1 or 1-¼" circle of scrap cardstock.  Cover it with adhesive and use it as a base to assemble the poinsettia.

Cut Pine Needle Trio from a light green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut Holly Bundle from a slightly darker Lush Green sheet - we're using just 2 of the leaves here.

Assemble the card and add 3 of the pinkish Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Hope you've enjoyed the holiday ideas from our Design Team!  I've used each new die and stamp set at least once in the past few weeks.  Some - like Layered Poinsettia, Holly Bundle and Pine Needle Trio have quickly become new favorites! 

Thanks for visiting...see you again on December 24th!

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12/19/2021

Sun 19

Quick Last Minute Holiday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I was 1 card short for sending out my holiday cards this year and came up with this quick but stunning card using the Slim Confetti Plate and Let It Snow Posh Script die.   It only took me 15 minutes to die cut and assembly.  

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Snow Fall Center:

Die cut the lower portion Slim Confetti Plate out of the lightest blue paper from Stormy Blue paper pack. Die cut the 3rd largest Studio Oval Layer dies set from the Slim Confetti Plate die cut.  The Studio Ovals Layer dies work with the Poppy Stamp Dimond Snowflake Oval Frame die.

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Frame:

Die cut the Poppy Stamp Dimond Snowflake Oval Frame die from a light blue paper from Delicate Pastel Glitter pad.  I recommend to use a metal shim to cut this large die from glitter paper.  Adhere the light blue Fairy Jewels to the center of the snowflakes.  I would recommend to add a dot of glue to help adhere the jewels to the glitter paper.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom Let It Snow Posh Script die from the same light blue glitter paper and the top die from the same light blue paper.  Glue the sentiments.  Add the same light blue Fairy Jewel to the top of the "I".

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Assembly:

Glue the Slim Confetti Plate die cut to the back from the Dimond Snowflake Oval Frame.  Adhere to a A2 white card by just adding glue to the center of the frame, advising the snowflakes.  Adhere the sentiment with foam squares to the center of the frame.  

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12/18/2021

Sat 18

Minty Woodgrain Gingerbread House by Jean Okimoto

Favorite holiday flavors - minty, sweet and spicy - decorate a snow-topped gingerbread house. Add shaded Kraft Woodgrain trim and shuttters - and glitter, of course!  Hi -  Jean Okimoto here on the busy weekend-before-Christmas - but there's still time for holiday traditions.

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12/17/2021

Fri 17

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have another fun Christmas card for you.

I started by die cutting the background from white cardstock, using the Pinpoint Daisy Background Die.  Next, I glued the background to a black cardstock mat and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I tore a strip of kraft color cardstock and stenciled white dots on it using white pigment ink.  I die cut the Slim Confetti plate from white cardstock to create my stencil.

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Then I cut a 1" strip of red glitter cardstock and glued it to the center of the kraft cardstock.  

I die cut the Pine Needle Trio several times from green cardstock and glued them behind the kraft cardstock strip, which I glued to the center of my card.

Next, I used the circle dies to cut one black cardstock circle and another smaller white cardstock circle.  I glued the white circle die cut on top of the black circle.  

I stamped, colored and die cut the penguin, and used foam tape to adhere it to the circle die cuts.  I stamped a few music notes on the circle background.

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To finish the card, I stamped the words "Merry Christmas" across the bottom portion of the card.

That's it for today!  I hope you have a great weekend!

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12/16/2021

Thu 16

Serene Bird and Holiday Evergreens by Jean Okimoto

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Red felt and Polished Foil add warmth and shine to a Serene Bird perched on mixed evergreens. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a very traditional design from our 2021 Holiday Collection.  

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Cut the olive green Woodsy Plaid 6x6 with the House Frame Background.  Cut the entrance with the circle die - don't remove the outer ring - attach it as a base behind solid ring for dimension.  Cut the dark olive-brown 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection with the ring. Cut the House Frame - just down to the first scored section at the bottom - with the same 6x6.

Assemble the house and tie it with gold cord.  Curl the cord with the edge of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool - follow the curve of the cord for loose, loopy curls. 

Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - to red felt and a small section of the red Polished Foil 6x6 sheet.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and adds dimension to the felt and foil sheet.  Cut the beak from an orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Define the eye with a skewer or toothpick, then attach a scrap of black cardstock behind it.

Cut the leafy branch from the Serene Bird set twice from a lime green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut Pine Needle Trio from a blue-green sheet.  

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Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamdots for the bird.  Don't worry...the bird sits on the soft leafy branches - not the pokey pines!  Add bright red Christmas Fairy Jewels.

We'll start sharing Valentine designs soon.  Here's an early idea - diecut a heart-shaped entrance to the house and switch to a new color scheme and 3 Serene Bird branches instead of pines. You'll be ready for February 14th!

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

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