764 posts categorized "Jean Okimoto"

01/24/2021

Sun 24

Sweet Bay Collage on a Garland Background by Jean Okimoto

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The new Sweet Bay Collage creates the perfect window for a floral background from the Garland 6x6 print.  Stitched bold Vintage Varsity Alphabets match the slender Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  Add sparkle with glittered diecuts and punched circles.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for Valentine's Day - or any day. 

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Trim white cardstock to 8-½" x 10-⅞".  Score it at 3-⅝" and 7-¼" for the front and back panels.  The remaining panel will be folded to the inside later to cover the back of the collage.

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Cut the center panel with Sweet Bay Collage - keep the two small leaf offcuts.

Cut the Garland floral print with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Tape it behind the Sweet Bay Collage.  Fold and adhere the third panel. Attach the two small white leaf offcuts.  Cut the two leaves again from the pale peach Delicate Pastels glitter sheet.  Attach them over the small white leaf offcuts.

Cut L, V and E from pale peach cardstock with the Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  Cut the second-smallest heart from the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  Cut the center out with the smallest die from the heart set and replace it with a pale peach glittered heart.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  

Punch ¼" dots from the lime green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.

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Brighten a winter day with floral prints from the Garden Folly, Springtime Bouquet and Garland 6x6 prints.  Coordinate them with their matching Stripes and Dots 6x6 packs.  They're great for holiday thank-yous, Valentine and birthday cards .  

Thanks for visiting...see you on Thursday!

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01/21/2021

Thu 21

BIG Hugs and DIY Conversation Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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Scatter a handful of colorful hearts on a Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate background and add a glittery greeting.  It's a colorful way to send hugs!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline design that's easy to create in your favorite colors too.

Stamp the greetings - from the Big and Little Valentine Words Clear Stamp Set - on different shades of smooth cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink, then diecut them with the smallest Double Stitch Double Heart Cut Out die.  

Cut 5 hearts from gray cardstock with the smallest die too.  They'll add dimension and a shadowy look to the stamped hearts.

Cut Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate from white cardstock.  Cut five of the hearts with the small Double Stitch Heart Cut Out die.  Attach the pinpoint background to a pink slimline card.  Glue the gray hearts in the cutouts.  Attach the multicolored hearts - at an angle - so the gray inserts create a shadowy look.  

Cut the solid Posh Big Hearts Script background from green cardstock.  

Cut the delicate Post Big Hearts Script  from a white 6x6 sheet from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad - leave the diecut in the die.  Attach strips of Diecut 'n Bond tape behind the diecut greeting and run it through the machine again to cut the tape.  Remove the offcuts and little bits of tape liner and attach it to the green background.  

Add ¼" punched dots from the pink sheet in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.

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You can use the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate in so many ways - it's much more than just a pretty background!  Trim it to form a tag, add a bold greeting and pretty ribbon.  Diecut it into a large heart for a hearts-on-a-heart design.  Transform it into an elegant wedding or anniversary card.  

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have fun creating Valentines for your special people!

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01/17/2021

Sun 17

Add Color to a Washi Tape Background by Jean Okimoto

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A Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape heart - layered over the new Woodgrain Heart - creates a quick Valentine  or friendship card.  Add a layered BIG Hugs Posh Script greeting and strips of gold glittered cardstock to balance the bold hearts - and that's it!

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Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add interest and a watercolor-y look to the beautiful floral wide washi tape.  The tape is 4-½" wide - perfect for layering over the 4-½" wide Open Studio Watercolor Paper.

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Sponge or brush overlapping layers of picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and carved pumpkin Distress Oxides onto the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Move the colors around with a large damp round paintbrush, the heat-set the inks.  It looks scary-bright here but it'll be softened and muted when the tape is applied!

Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to the watercolor paper.  Place it between 2 layers of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine between the plates used for cutting.  The machine's pressure smooths small wrinkles and reduces some of the frostiness.

Cut the taped/colored paper with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut pale peach cardstock with Woodgrain Heart.

Cut the solid Big Hugs Posh Script from slightly darker peach cardstock.  Cut the delicate BIG Hugs from a gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad - leave the diecut in the die.  Attach strips of Diecut 'n Bond doublestick tape to the diecut and run it through the machine again to cut the adhesive.  Remove the officuts and bits of tape liner.  Press the diecut (still in the die) firmly onto the peach background diecut and carefully remove the die.

Cut 2 narrow strips of the gold glitter sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad and trim the ends.

Attach everything to a cream A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Pick your favorite colors and create multicolored backgrounds for Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.  I cut 4 additional smaller hearts from the washi tape-covered watercolor paper and I'm saving them for another project to share with you.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

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01/14/2021

Thu 14

Create a Verdant Leaf Collage Slimline Window Card by Jean Okimoto

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Soft colors, shimmery gold and a leafy collage create a simple window card for any occasion.  The new Verdant Leaf Collage - on a background of pastels and spritzed, splattered gold - would be great for Valentine, wedding or friendship cards.  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here...congrats to the winners of last week's Valentine Blitz - and thank you everyone for all of your thoughtful comments!   

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Verdant Leaf Collage is a versatile design that's perfect throughout the year - in fresh greens for spring and summer, deep rich colors for fall, and in silver with bright berries for the holidays.

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Trim white cardstock to 8-½" x 10-¼" and score it at 3-½" and 7".  The 3-¼" panel will be folded to the inside to cover the back of the inked background.  Cut Verdant Leaf Collage from the center panel.

Blend light layers of Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Dry the inks.  Shake Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz vigorously, then spray the inked cardstock.  Heat-set it.  Splatter it with more Shimmer Spritz and heat-set it again.  I'm very spritz-and-splatter-challenged, but I attempted both here...living on the edge!

Trim the background slightly larger than the window.  Attach strips of doublestick tape along the backside of the perimeter of the window to attach the background.  Diecut hearts from the scraps with the Bright Hearts die.  

Prep Sending Love Posh Script by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the delicate diecut when you're ready to attach it to the card.  Cut it from pale peach cardstock - leave the diecut in the die.  Attach strips of Diecut 'n Bond doublestick tape to the diecut and run it through the machine again - leave it in the die again.  Remove the little bits of tape liner then press the self-adhesive words firmly onto the card.  Attach the hearts.

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Big thanks to everyone who ordered December's SIMPLY ASIAN - WINTER 2020 card kits from Impress and Stamps and Memories!  Thanks for promoting the kit Ann, Shari and Roxanne!

Working on my next kit - HEARTS + HUGS - introducing many of the new Memory Box, Poppystamps (Whittles!) and Birch Press Design Valentine Collection products.  

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

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01/07/2021

Thu 07

Paper-Pieced Crystal Heart and Big Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Valentine Blitz and giveaway!  

The new Crystal Heart sets the scene for a colorful mix of contemporary brights and the sparkle of gold Polished Foil.  Make it a trio with Double Stitched Loving Heart Cut Outs. Glittered Big Hugs Posh Script is paired with its background diecut for added dimension.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a bright mix of colors, shiny gold and sparkly pink - hope you like this combination.  Be sure to add a comment below for a chance to win the Crystal Heart for your collection of Memory Box heart dies.

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Attach a layer of lined doublestick tape to gray cardstock and cut it with the 2nd-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut Crystal Heart from a gold Polished Foil Pad sheet - remove the little pieces but leave the delicate diecut in the die.  Press the diecut onto the adhesive-covered heart and carefully remove the die.

Cut Crystal Heart from orange, pink and dark pink cardstock.  Attach a mix of colored pieces to the exposed adhesive. 

Cut orange and pink cardstock with the same Double Stitch Loving Heart die - then cut the hearts again with the smallest heart from the set.

Cut the Big Hugs background from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the delicate words from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  

Attach the diecuts to a dark gray slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝") - attach the greeting with foamtape.

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Diecut your favorite colors and create bright, pastel, traditional or contemporary cards for the special people in your life.  Three sets of colorful Crystal Heart offcuts will create three cards.  Celebrate a marriage in the couple's wedding colors.  Try this idea as a vertical slimline card.  There are so many ways to use this great new die - it's great for watercoloring and pressure-embossing too!

Would you like a chance to win the new CRYSTAL HEART die? Just leave a comment here before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 10th for a chance to win. One comment will be selected at random to win the die, and all winners will be posted on the blog  Monday, January 11th at 5pm EST.

Thanks for visiting!  

Jeansignature-3

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01/03/2021

Sun 03

Twiggy Hugs on the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate by Jean Okimoto

 

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Sparkly red hearts, tall Twiggy Hugs and the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate create a quick card from our 2021 Valentine Collection.  Add the contrast of pale gold glittered dots...and your card is ready!  

Our newest dies are artsy and bold - perfect for both CAS and collage-y designs, and for embossing, overlays, and cutting stencils too.  Hello and Happy 2021 - Jean Okimoto here with one of many Valentine designs we'll be sharing in the coming weeks.

Cut Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate from pale gray cardstock.  Cut it twice with the smallest heart from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out to create 2 heart-shaped windows. Cut it again with Twiggy Hearts.  

Attach the pinpoint plate to a red slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").  Cut 3 red glittered hearts from the Holiday Glitter Pad and insert 2 in the cutouts. Punch ¼" glittered gold dots from the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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Save the 3rd glittered heart to create a seal for the envelope.

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Combining elements like 2 pinpoint patterns - or the tall Twiggy Hugs + the slimline card - simplifies things when you have so many great designs to chose from.

Thanks for visiting...enjoy creating special Valentines with this versatile new collection! Jeansignature-3

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12/31/2020

Thu 31

Hearts, Stitches, Pinpoints and Glitter by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate the end of the year - and the promise of a better year ahead - with hearts, glitter and happy colors  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with the last project of 2020 as we look forward to new designs, ideas and inspiration in 2021.

Cut light gray cardstock with the 4-¼" Circle Basics Die.  Prep the Stitched Circle die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the tiny dots.  Cut the circle with Stitched Circle.

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Stitch between alternating dots with peach crochet thread. MemoryBoxStitchedCircle, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, StitchDiecuts, StitchedCards, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo

Continue stitching - forming an "overlapping starburst." MemoryBoxStitchedCircle, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, StitchDiecuts, StitchedCards, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo

Stitch narrow points with pink floss.

Cut light gray cardstock with Pinpoint Burst Plate - then trim it to a 4-¼" square.

Cut the pink glittered cardstock from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad with the two smallest Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Outs.  

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded 5-⅝" square card - attach the smaller heart, slightly offset, with foamtape.  Add ¼" punched dots of the pink glittered cardstock.  

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Square cards require extra postage - but this card can deliver a message of love and hope to the special people in your life.

Thank you very much for all of your thoughtful comments here  -  and on Instagram, Pinterest and the Impress Insiders page.  I'm motivated by the hope that my projects, classes and class kits will inspire you to discover new (and unexpected!) ways to use our products and share your creativity with others.

Wishing you a Happy New Year...more than ever!

 

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12/24/2020

Thu 24

Quiet Winter Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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It's a very different Christmas this year - winter pastels and muted textures somehow seem so right for 2020.  Hi everyone - Jean Okimoto here with my last Christmas design of the season.  We're looking forward to sharing our Valentine 2021 designs with you soon! MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxStitchedBurst, StitchedCards, JeanOkimoto, HolidayDiecuts

Cut light gray cardstock with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Prep the Stitched Burst die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the tiny dots.  Cut the circle with Stitched Burst.  Use Scotch Transparent Tape to attach pink floss to the backside of the diecut.  Begin at an outer point, skip over 4 points and stitch through the 5th point.  Repeat around the circle.

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Use pink sparkly yarn for the final stitching - from one outer point to the outer point on the opposite side.

Cut Knotted Diamond Background from light gray cardstock - leave everything in the die.  Attach strips of tape across the back of the diecut to keep the pieces intact.

Cut light gray cardstock with Pinpoint Snowflake Plate.  Trim it to 2-½" wide. Attach the background panels and Stitched Burst to a pink A-6 card - use foam tape to attach the Stitched Burst.  

Prep pink cardstock with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray specks of embossing powder.  Stamp the greeting - from the Spirit of Christmas Clear Stamp and Die set  -  with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail silver powder.  Trim it and attach it with foamdots.

Punch ¼" dots of the silver sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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This design works for birthdays and other celebrations too - hope you'll try this stitched pattern.  Stitching can be very relaxing, productive and therapeutic...really!

Thanks for visiting - have a safe, healthy and happy holiday!

Jeansignature-3

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12/20/2020

Sun 20

Family Greetings and the Pine Tree Collage

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Handcrafted, heartfelt greetings mean more than ever this Christmas.  Add a tiny heart and make it extra-special.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a last-minute holiday design.

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Cut the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from the Garland 6x6 gray floral corner print.  Cut the rectangle with the Pine Tree Collage.  Carefully remove and save the offcut for another project.  Attach the rectangle to a top-folded white A-2 card.

Cut the extra trees from turquoise cardstock and the green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.

Stamp the greeting - from the Berry Wreath Clear Stamp and Die set - on chartreuse cardstock.  Attach it with foam tape.

Add ¼" dots punched from the pale blue Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.

Stamp the remainder of the greeting on the inside with Tulip Red.

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Cut one heart of each size from the Heart Board die and attach them to the card. 

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Thursday.

Jeansignature-3

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12/17/2020

Thu 17

Scatter Snowspeckles on a Watercolored Background by Jean Okimoto

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'Twas the week before Christmas...time to make some simple cards for holiday thank you notes.   Hi, Jean Okimoto combining Memory Box Wide Washi Tape and Open Studio Watercolor Paper on quick cards.

Paint the smoother side of the watercolor paper with watery, overlapping layers of green, blue and yellow dye ink refills or Distress Oxides.  Let the colors blend and air-dry for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

Attach Watercolor Forest Greenery Wide Washi Tape to the painted watercolor paper.  For a softer, frosty look, add a layer of Poppystamps Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape.  Cut it with the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  

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Cut ¾" x 4" and ¾" x 4-½" accent strips of green cardstock for the vertical cards. P1001836

 Cut ¾" x 3-¾" and ¾" x3-¼" strips for the horizontal card.

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Punch ¼" circles of the gold and bright green Holiday 6x6 glittered cardstock.  Attach the diecuts to a white A-2 cards. 

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

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