1073 posts categorized "Jean Okimoto"

02/23/2024

Fri 23

Spring Cheer and Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

 

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Extra petals become buds for a spring greeting featuring the new Clara Blooms and Solid Core 6x6 Collections. They're arranged on a gold-speckled background created to match the new Black Circle Thank You Foil Greeting Tabs.  Hi, Jean here with a floral Friday idea to start your weekend.

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(The new Thank You Foil Greetings Black Circle Tabs are already pre-cut and ready to attach - the Circle Basics set shown above is used to cut a large background circle.)

Cut Clara Blooms from two shades of peachy-pink Blush Collection 6x6's.  Cut the centers from black cardstock.  Assemble two large and one medium blossom.  Trim the petals of the extra blossom to create buds.

Ciut Backyard Floral Stems from a medium-green 6x6 in the new Greenery Collection.  

Glue two pieces of white cardstock together for dimension and diecut them with the second-largest Circle Basics die.  Trim about ½" from one side with the largest Square Basics die for a crisp, smooth edge.  Add a few dotty specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then finish it off with a heat-tool.  Attach it to a top-folded white A2 card.

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Attach the Fresh Cut Stems, Clara Blooms and buds - use bits of foam tape for some of the petals. Add a Black Circle Tab Thank You with foam tape.

The variety and versatility of Memory Box's floral collection is like having a huge year-round cutting garden in the back yard.  It's always in bloom and ready for your next project!

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend -

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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02/21/2024

Wed 21

Celebrate Easter with the Sitting Sparrow by Jean Okimoto

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A watercolored Sitting Sparrow welcomes spring with a nestful of glittery eggs and delicate budding branches.  These great new designs are from February's Spring Cheer Collection of dies, 6x6 solid-core cardstock assortments, 3D embossing folders, layering stencils, clear stamp and die sets and versatile time-saving Foil Greeting Tabs.  Hi, Jean here with an Easter slimline card featuring more of these great new items.

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Found a piece of pastel watercolored paper in my stash and loved the soft spring pastels!  Cut Sitting Sparrow from the watercolored paper.  Cut the beak backing section from an orange-yellow Sunrise 6x6 sheet.  Color the area for the eye with a black marker.  Assemble the sparrow and attach the beak section behind the head.

Cut and assemble Bird's Nest from light kraft cardstock.

Cut Berry Branches and Leaves from a Greenery 6x6 sheet.  Save the leaves for another project.

Cut the eggs from the new Woven Basket of Eggs set.  The blue eggs are from the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  The pink, yellow and green eggs are from Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Cut the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle from yellow cardstock.

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Cut the new Happy Easter Curled Script from the Greenery 6x6.  All of the new 6x6 color assortments are 110 lb. carstock - sturdy and perfect for cutting delicate greetings!

 

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Attach the diecuts to a yellow slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for Sitting Sparrow.  Add green Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The links for Happy Easter Curled Script and Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles will be added as soon as they're fixed.

Thanks for visiting...hope these colorful spring ideas will brighten your winter days!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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02/16/2024

Fri 16

Spring Cheer Collection is Here! by Jean Okimoto

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Meet the sweetest new members of the Memory Box family of dies!  They're from the just-released Spring Cheer Collection - Layered Lamb, Layered Chicks and Layered Bunny - ready for your spring and Easter projects.  The release also includes 4 beautiful, vivid 6x6 solid-core 110# cardstock color assortments perfect for diecutting, stamping, embossing and foiling.  Hi, Jean here with my first of many designs from this wonderful collection.  

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Cut Layered Lamb from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Color the legs with a dark gray marker.  Color the areas for the ears, muzzle and eyes with pale pink watercolors and a black marker.  Set the diecuts aside to dry.

Cut Layered Chicks from pale yellow and two shades of orange in the Sunrise 6x6 pack.  Color the eye areas with a black marker.

Cut Cute Layered Bunny from Open Studio Watercolor Paper and gray cardstock.  Color the eye area with a black marker.

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Here's a quick and easy way to cut the eggs from the Woven Basket of Eggs set.  Cut ½" wide strips of the peachy-pink, green and blue 6x6 sheets in the Blush, Greenery and Lagoon packs.  Tape them together and diecut them all at once.  Cut the basket from light kraft cardstock.

Cut Happy Easter Dover Script from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut pale blue cardstock with the 2.9" x 7.9" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a pale blue slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the bottom edge of the basket.  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

These adorable spring diecuts are great for shower, new baby and birthday cards too.  The new 6x6 collections make it easy to coordinate and layer the perfect colors for any season.  Or trim them with the A2 card-sized Rectangle Basics, Wrapped Stitched Rectangle or A2 Rectangle Frames dies - then attach them to plain white A2 cards for custom-colored cards! 

Thanks for visiting...hope this spring card and happy colors are the beginning of a great, crafty weekend for you!  See you with another design from our new collection on Tuesday!

Jeansignature-3

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02/13/2024

Tue 13

From Bud to Blossom by Jean Okimoto

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Balance the bold dimensions of the beautiful Anemone Bloom with a slimline card and a simple greeting from the January Anemone Collection.  Soft blues can be frosty winter pastels - or in anticipation of spring - just 5 weeks away!  Hi, Jean here with a simple  thank you card from our latest release.

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Cut Anemone Bloom from a light blue 6x6 in the Ocean Blue Collection.  Color the stamens with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair - we're using just the two larger pieces here.  Color the sepal with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Set them aside to dry.

Cut white cardstock with the die from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set. We're using just 2 of the diecuts here - save the others for another project.  The tray's diecuts are perfectly-sized for several of the new rub ons.  

Cut the bud from the new White Anemone Rub Ons - leave a generous border around the design.  Carefully remove the paper liner.  Gently tap the design onto the small rectangle diecut. Place it between two layers of printer paper and run it through your diecut machine to burnish the bud onto the cardstock. (The rub ons set (2 sheets) includes a wood craft stick to burnish the designs if a diecut machine isn't available.)  Carefully remove the frosty plastic layer.

Back to the anemone...assemble the blossom.  Attach it to the larger white rectangle diecut - use foam tape between the petals for shadowy dimension.

Glue two pieces of the same Ocean Blue 6x6 together for dimension and cut the Thank You Debut Script background.  Cut the delicate top layer from white cardstock.  Assemble the greeting.

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Attach the diecuts to a blue slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the greeting.  Add blue Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - Happy Valentine's Day to everyone celebrating tomorrow!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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02/09/2024

Fri 09

Snow Fairies…Inspired by a TV Show by Jean Okimoto

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International TV shows don't often inspire card designs - but the Snow Fairies documentary on Japan's NHK TV inspired today's card.  They're adorably fluffy, rare long-tailed birds  - and the Poppystamps new Nordic Bird Bunch set has the perfect die for this little bird (they just needed longer tails).  Hi, Jean here with a  ScandinAsian Valentine idea.

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Cut Birch Tree Trunks from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  The diecut is very detailed, but it's easy to remove.  Start at the bottom of the trunks and wiggle the offcuts away instead of trying to pull the trunks out. 

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to wool-blend white felt and red felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the second-largest heart of the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out set.

Cut the Nordic Bird bases from white felt.  Cut the 2 larger wing pieces from Open Studio Watercolor Paper (instead of felt) to highlight the Nordic details. Cut the combined beak/eye sections and the left bird's wings from black cardstock. Some Snow Fairies are all-white, some have darker sections - we'll have one of each type.

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They have very long tails. We're using 2 branches from the tree trunk (shown on the left side of the packaging) to create special felt tails for them.  Trim the original tails, then attach the tree branch sections.  Cover the area with a wing!

Glue 2 pieces of gray cardstock together for dimension and diecut the new Hugs Debut Script background. Cut the detailed top layer from red cardstock.  Cut the background from red cardstock too, for more dimension.

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Assemble the birds and greeting.  Attach everything to a gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add bronze Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Looking for more ideas?  Search Snow Fairies NHK TV - the show is available on demand until March 31st.  Not sponsored or anything like that...I just think you'll enjoy it too!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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02/06/2024

Tue 06

3D Embossed Anemone Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Inky highlights call attention to the details of the new Anemone Drift 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set.  Remember way back when pressure embossing meant a hand-embossing with a lightbox and stylus?   Thank goodness for embossing folders that make it so easy to create cards now! Hi, Jean here with another design from our January Anemone Collection.

Trim a light blue/lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection to about 5" x 6" and spritz both sides with a light mist of water.  Emboss it with the Anemone Drift 3D Embossing Folder.  

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Highlight the design with inks - shaded lilac and mowed lawn Distress Oxides were used here.  Dry the inks, then cut the tray usng the  die from the Vintage Tray set.  

Cut the tray again from a light blue 6x6 from the Ocean Blue pack. We're using just the frame here - I inked the woodgrain diecuts for another project.  Attach it to a  pale lavender A2 card.  Add the embossed/inked anemone pieces.

Cut two backgrounds from Hello Debut Script set and glue them together for dimension. Cut the  detailed top layer from a dark blue Stormy Blue 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.

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Attach everything to a light lavender A2 card.  Add blue Bright Jewels.

Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

 

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02/02/2024

Fri 02

Heartfelt Hugs from the January Anemone Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Send special hugs with layered anemones from our latest collection.  It can be a Valentine design, friendship card or note of encouragement.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of stashed favorites and three new die sets from our January Anemone Collection. The Garland 6x6 set of seasonal florals includes a print to pair with our latest designs.

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Cut the anemone print with the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.  The stitches are part of the die's outline - we're using just the heart insert here.

Cut Anemone Blooms from peach cardstock - cut an extra stamen.  Color the stamens with a black marker and set them aside to dry.  Assemble the blossoms - add the extra stamen to the "closed" anemone.

Cut the sepals and leaves of the Anemone Bud Duo set from green cardstock.  Attach the sepals to the anemones.  Remove one of the larger leaves. Attach the anemones and leaves to the heart - use foam tape for the top halves of the flowers.

Glue two pieces of natural cardstock together for dimension and cut the solid Hugs Debut Script background.  Prep the detailed die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper - it'll help release the delicate diecut.  Cut the greeting from peach cardstock.  

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Attach the diecuts to a side-folded natural A2 card - use foam tape for the greeting.  Trim the corners with a corner rounding punch.  Add lime green Bright Jewels.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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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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01/26/2024

Fri 26

Anemone Cutout Friendship Card by Jean Okimoto

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Reach out to someone you miss with a floral window card from our January Anemone Collection.  Hi, Jean here with a fresh pink friendship card from our latest release. The "missing" blossom is attached inside, visible thru the window - and there's space for a short note below it.  

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Cut a 5" x 6" piece of white cardstock. It's easier to trim the extra cardstock later than it is to align everything perfectly.   Spritz both sides with a light mist of water. Leave at least ¾" of space on the left edge and emboss the cardstock with the new Anemone Bunches 3D Embossing Folder.  Cut the anemone with the larger die from the set.  Use an ink applicator or blending brush to color it with kitsch flamingo and bundled sage Distress Oxides.  Use a cotton swab to daub the center with Pearlescent Yellow Brilliance. 

Score the left edge ½" from the embossed design to create a tab.  Trim the cardstock to 5-½" x 4-¼" plus the ½" tab.  Attach the tab behind a 5-½" x 4-¼" piece of white cardstock for an A-2 card.

Close the card and attach the anenome diecut (excluding the delicate stem) through the opening.  Open the card and attach the stem.

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Cut 2 of the Miss You Debut Script backgrounds from white cardstock.  Color 1 background with kitsch flamingo.  Cut the detailed top layer from white cardstock and color it with kitsch flamingo too.  Assemble the greeting - place the inked background slightly offset to the left for dimension and contrast against the white background.

Add pale green Bright Jewels.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

It sounds very complicated, but it's not!  Hope you'll try this design in your favorite colors.  Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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01/23/2024

Tue 23

Graceful Anemone Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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A bit of plaid balances the bold new Graceful Anemone on a simple foldout card for any occasion.  There's just enough space for a short note - and it all fits into a standard A2 envelope.  Hi, Jean here with beautiful, versatile new die set from our January Anemone Collection.

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Cut Graceful Anemone from a pale blue 6x6 in the Stormy Blue Collection.  Sponge Morning Mist VersaFine Clair onto the three stamen diecuts.  Add a bit of Pearlescent Yellow Brilliance ink to the petals.  

Cut the leaves from green cardstock.  Assemble the anemone.

Cut two of the Just a Note Debut Script background from the same pale blue 6x6.  Layer them for dimension.  Cut the detailed greeting from a medium blue Stormy Blue sheet.

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Cut a ¾" x 3-¾" strip of a diagonal plaid from the Anemone Plaid 6x6 pack.  A little plaid goes a long way when it's paired with a bold blossom.  Anemone Plaid's colorful mix of blues, greens, teals and purples matches perfectly with several Memory Box 6x6 cardstock collections - Ocean Blue, Stormy Blue and Twilight Purple.  It's also coordinates with the popular (and sold-out) Lush Green and Fresh Aqua Collections that - hopefully - are in your stash.

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Cut white cardstock to 4-¼" x 11"  Score it at 4" and 6-¾".  Attach the diecuts and plaid strip - use foam dots for the petals.  Add the purple-blue Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut and A-2 sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Thanks for visiting our blog - hope our January Anemone Collection designs are adding a bit of sunshine to your winter days!

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