87 posts categorized "Love"

01/30/2023

Mon 30

Glitter Card, Hot Foil and Watercolor Cards
by Angie Cimbalo



Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two Valentine's Day cards made with dies, watercolor card, glitter paper and a little hot foiling.  Here's a closer look at card number 1:



I took a watercolored panel and the "Blissful Heart" hot foil plate (MBF014) and foiled it directly onto the watercolor panel.  Next I cut the heart out of it to use on my 2nd card.  For this first card I used another section of the watercolored panel for my card background, then added a white glitter card stock heart, cut with the "Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out" (94359) and added "Sending Love Daily Script" sentiment die (94661) cut from light purple glitter paper from Delicate Pastel Glitter pad and white card stock.  I arranged the heart and sentiment at an angle on the watercolored panel.  Then added it all to a white card base and added a light purple heart cut with a smaller die from the same heart set.

 
Okay, on to card number 2.  I used the left over piece of white glitter paper (love those double stitch heart lines) and inserted the foiled heart.  I love the way the heart looks when foiled with gold foil with my Gemini Foil Press machine on watercolor card. Here's a closer look at the heart:

 
The sentiment was cut from light purple glitter paper and white glitter paper.

 
Here's another look:

 
And here's one last look at my 2nd card:



I hope you like my sparkly cards for today.  I think foiling and glitter paper go well together, what do you think?  I also hope I have inspired you to create some sparkly Valentine's Day card.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
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01/27/2023

Fri 27

Variable-Sizing with Memory Box Dies by Jean Okimoto

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Large detailed dies are versatile, practical and great for creating custom-sized diecuts for your projects.  Use the Basic series of dies - Square, Rectangle, Circle or Slim Rectangles - to trim large designs or spotlight specific portions of the design.

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Examples - Pinpoint Burst Plate is a full A2-sized die that's perfect for trimming into with the Rectangle Basics dies.  The new Pinpoint Burst Heart can be trimmed with the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies shown here - or with Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies.

Cut white cardstock with the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  Place the rectangle exactly where you want it on the Pinpoint Burst Plate (the diecut piece will be a reverse-image) and cut it.

Cut white cardstock with the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die - save both the diecut and the offcut - they'll be the background for the pink heart.

Cut a dark pink 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die. Place the heart on the Pinpoint Burst Heart and cut it to add the details.

Cut the smallest heart from a medium pink sheet in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Cut the overlay of the Hugs Daily Script from the glittered sheet too.  Cut two white backgrounds of the Hugs Daily Script.  Glue them together for dimension, then pressure-emboss them with the overlay die.  Pressure-embossing the background makes it easy to attach the top layer - just glue it into the debossed sections.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (6-¼" x 4-½").  Attach the pale pink-ish Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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01/24/2023

Tue 24

Watercolored Heart Ring Stack by Jean Okimoto

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Send heartfelt greetings with a row of ink-blended, watercolored, gold-spritzed hearts - and a pop of glitter.  Contrast it with a simple matte greeting that's just half of the great new Sending Love Daily Script die set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another favorite die from our Valentine '23 Collection.

Blend Distress Oxides on watercolor paper.  Colors used here are dried marigold, kitsch flamingo and picked raspberry.  They don't capitalize the names so I just go along with that!  Use a large round paintbrush to add splotches of water to the different colors.  Let the colors begin to blend for a few minutes then heat-set it.  Spritz it with Imagines Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Splatter it with a few drops of the spritz too.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set everything.

Cut it with the 1-⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the short ends so it's about 6" wide. 

Cut white cardstock with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the short ends so it's about 5-½" wide.  Cut it with Heart Ring Stack.

Attach the Heart Ring Stack and the offcut to the watercolored strip - offset the rings for dimension.  

Cut the love background portion from the Sending Love Daily Script from a dark pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the love overlay from a pink 6x6 in the Vibrant Violet Collection.

 

Cut the light coppery 6x6 from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad with the 5th heart portion of the Heart Ring Stack die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add light gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Heart Ring Stack is perfectly-sized for different card formats.  Add it to your next slimline, mini-slimline, A6 or A7 designs for a unique, classic design that's not too wonky...or too traditional.  

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01/23/2023

Mon 23

Sweets Packages for My Sweeties
by Anne Thompson

Here are simple little packets to hold sweets for your sweeties.

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  • I actually made quite a few of these over the weekend using up more of the Jolly Christmas 6X6 papers.

This is the way I assembled them.

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  • Trim your paper to 3" X 4 1/2".  You'll need two of these.
  • Score both pieces at 4".
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  • Add a piece of double-sided tape (I used Scor-Tape) on the back side of one of the folds.
  • Add the other scored piece on top, matching the inside and outside plaids.  This forms the base of the packet so it will stand up.
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  • Add a strip of a coordinating paper to the center front.
  • Punch a hole on either side of that strip near the top of the packet.  You will add baker's twine (or another kind of ribbon, twine, etc.) to close the packet once you've added the sweets.

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  • I used large Glue Dots to secure the chocolate squares inside the packet, attaching one to each inside strip.  

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  • I decorated this packet simply, adding small white pearls to the flower centers and larger red Fairy Dewdrops over the berries printed on the paper, and tied the packet closed with baker's twine.

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  • For this packet I die cut three of the SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94364  from white card stock.  I used the heart centers by gluing the largest one to the front center strip and then adding the others with foam dimensional dots between each one.
  • I used baker's twine to tie the packet closed.

For a quicker assembly, use 8 1/2" X 11" card stock.  I prepared these for my valentines class at the senior center.

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  • Cut your card stock strips 3" X 8 1/2".
  • Score at 3 7/8" and 4 5/8".
  • Add decorative papers and embellishments to the front, add your sweets to the inside, punch two holes at the top through all the layers, and tie the packets closed.

You might need to adjust the size of your strips (width, length) depending on what kind of sweets you want to tuck inside...peanut butter cups, needhams, small candy bars, bags of sweets.  

And for decorating them--any of the hearts and floral dies and the valentine words dies from Memory Box!  Mix it up even more and add vintage valentine images, paper clips, buttons, ribbons, etc. 

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

01/21/2023

Sat 21

Love You on Valentine's Day
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with another Valentine card to inspire you using brand new and previously released dies together.  Here's a closer look at my card:
 

The background was made with the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate dies 94381 on white card.  The heart was cut with the brand new Pinpoint Burst Heart Die 94639 topped with the sentiment die Love You Gallery Script Die 94636.  The hearts for the sentiment were cut from the Delicate Pastel Glitter paper pad.  Here's a closer look at the hearts.

 
The floral pieces cut with the Luxe Peony Dies set 94714 from different shade of grays using the Earth Tones 6X6 paper pad.
Here's one last look at my card:



I just love all the pinpoint dots on this card combined with the pink glitter hearts!  
 
If you are interested in links to any of the products I used please see my Instagram post here.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!


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01/20/2023

Fri 20

Layered Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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A combination of layered hearts from Memory Box and Poppystamps creates a simple card for Valentine's Day.  It's a basic design that works in your favorite shades of red, pink or violet.  Add a dark chocolate background and a layered greeting.  Hello,         Jean Okimoto here with a quick and easy design that's easy to diecut and quick to assemble.

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Cut dark brown cardstock with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut the dark pink glittered 6x6 from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the smallest heart die.

Cut a  dark violet 6x6 from the Vibrant Violet Collection with the second-largest heart die from the set too. Place the diecut in the Pinpoint Heart Burst die and cut it again to trim it and add the pinpoint details.  The versatile Pinpoint Heart Burst has a large format that's great as-is - it's also perfect for diecutting with smaller heart dies.

Cut the dark violet cardstock with the scallopped die from the Poppystamps Vintage Scalloped Heart set.  

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Layer the hearts - use double-stick tape at the bottoms and foam tape near the edges of the top half of the hearts.

Cut the background of the For You Posh Script set from the dark violet 6x6.  Cut the detailed overlay from white cardstock.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add the brown Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press have versatile collections of heart dies to mix and match to celebrate Valentine's Day, engagements, weddings and anniversaries.  They're great for friendship cards too!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm, create cards and have a wonderful weekend!

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01/17/2023

Tue 17

Lightly-Layered Luxe Peony by Jean Okimoto

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Remember vellum?  Transform the beautiful Luxe Peony into a delicate camellia with layers of sweet pink vellum.  The shadowy overlapped petals create depth and dimension and a soft background for the glittery yellow centers  from the Layered Fresh Flowers die set. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a floral slimline that could be a Valentine - or a thinking-of-you card for someone deserves a hug.

Cut two sets of Luxe Peony from pink vellum.  Layer the diecuts to build three blossoms - you'll have a few extra pieces.  Use short bits of doublestick tape near the center of the flower to attach the layers.    They'll be hidden by the centers of the flowers.Cut the two centers - from the Layered Fresh Flowers set - from a yellow 6x6 in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.  Cut the small round piece in half.  Attach the centers.  Lightly curl several petals using the side of a bone folder or the plastic flower burnishing tool.

Cut two sets of  leaves - from the the Luxe Peony set - from a green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.

Cut Pinpoint Burst Heart from white cardstock

Cut two white solid backgrounds from Big Hugs Posh Script.  Pressure-emboss one of them  with the delicate Big Hugs die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.The embossed greeting makes it easy to attach the pink glittered layer.    Cut a pink 6x6 from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad with the delicate Big Hugs die.  

 

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Experiment with different colors and weights of vellum and discover new ways to use the Memory Box floral dies.  Assemble a stash of floral cards and be ready for any occasion!

Thanks for visiting...see you on Friday!

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01/16/2023

Mon 16

Valentine Card Backgrounds Using Jolly Christmas Paper
by Anne Thompson

The idea for today's cards came from my friend Donna and I think it's a great way to repurpose the rest of the Jolly Christmas papers you have as backgrounds for valentine cards and also using Garland papers for adding decorative details. 

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Start with a 4" X 4" square of one of the JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019 papers--I chose ones that had a lot of red and white or pinks in them.  Cut the square in half on the diagonal so you end up with two triangles.  Adhere the triangles to the front of a white (or red or pink) notecard with the shorter sides of the triangles aligned with the outside edges of the notecard, with the corner point in either the upper left and lower right corners or the upper right and lower left corners.  This will leave a solid band of color (that of the notecard) between the two triangles.  Cards can then be oriented for top-fold or side-fold opening.

Card One

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  • red and white plaid paper on a white notecard, side-fold, one triangle in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner
  • PINPOINT BURST HEART 94639 cut from white card stock glued on the top 2/3 of the card overlapping both triangles and the center band
  • "Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same red and white plaid, assembled and glued in the lower right corner

Card Two

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  • pinks plaid paper on a white notecard, top-fold, one triangle in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner
  • large heart cut with one of the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT dies 94359--use the plain heart that cuts out--cut from a coordinating floral paper in the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad, glued to the center of the card, overlapping both triangles and the center band
  • "Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same pinks plaid, assembled and glued in the lower left corner

Card Three

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  • red plaid paper on white notecard, side-fold, one triangle in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner
  • HEART RING STACK 94662 cut from the pink roses on black floral paper in the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad, glued in the center white band
  • two hearts, one medium and one small, cut with dies from the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94359 set, the medium heart glued on the upper left triangle and the smaller one on the lower right triangle
  • "Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same red plaid, assembled and glued in the lower right corner under the small heart

Card Four

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  • red plaid paper on white notecard, side-fold, one triangle in the upper right corner and one in the lower left corner
  • RING STACK 94547 cut from a pink flowers with green ferns and white dots paper from the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad, glued across the white band, overlapping the plaid triangles a bit
  • two medium hearts, again using the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT die, one white and placed off-center behind one from the same floral paper, added to the lower right corner with dimensional foam dots
  • one small heart, again using the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT die, cut from the same floral paper and 0"Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same red plaid, assembled and glued in the lower left corner under the small heart

These are the dies I used:

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Honestly, these cards came together very quickly.  I made all of the background triangles first and glued them to the notecards.  Then I auditioned the dies in my valentine box.  And there are so many I didn't choose that would have worked just as well or even better.  Think of all the floral dies you have!  And stamps!  The possibilities are endless.

Happy Crafting!

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01/14/2023

Sat 14

Love You
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a simple Valentine's Day card for you featuring new dies from the new Valentine's Day release.

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I die cut the Pinpoint Burst Heart in the center of a white cardstock panel and used Distress Oxide Ink to add color to the heart.  

Next, I used foam tape and adhered the white panel to a black cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I glued the die cut heart back in place on the card.

I die cut the "Love You" words in the middle of a strip of white cardstock.  Next, I glued the die cut to a piece of pink cardstock, matted it to a strip of black cardstock, and glued it across the die cut heart. 

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I die cut the words again from red cardstock and used only the hearts and glued them on to the words Love & You.

To finish the card I applied Glossy Accents to the hearts and adhered red fairy crystals to the card.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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01/13/2023

Fri 13

Foil Plate Embossing with the Blissful Heart by Jean Okimoto

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Add a glossy pressure-and heat-embossed Blissful Heart to your Valentines with the new hot foil plate.  It's a quick and easy way to highlight the beautiful details of this versatile die - without foil, for a different look.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a fresh pink greeting for a coffee-lover.

Spray 2 light spritzes of water onto each side of textured pink cardstock.  It softens the cardstock and preps it for pressure embossing.  Place the Blissful Heart Hot Foil Plate face-down onto the textured side of the moist cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.

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Briefly heat-set the cardstock if it's still damp, then let it cool.  Place it on a hard, flat surface and brayer it with VersaMark - use a clean, juicy inkpad.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  

Let it cool, then trim it asymmetrically with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.

Prep the detailed Cuppa Love die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the little pieces.  Cut it from the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Cut the side of the cup from the textured pink cardstock.  Cut the coffee oval from dark brown cardstock.  Cut the interior of the heart from a pink sheet in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.  

Prep the Sending Love Posh Script die with waxed paper and diecut it from a white glittered sheet in the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad - leave the tiny dot for the "i" in the die until you need it.

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Attach the diecuts to a side-folded recycled Kraft A2 card.

Memory Box Hot Foil Plates create beautifully foiled detailed images.  They're also great with just basic pressure embossing for a subtle monochromatic look.  Or follow this technique for glossy, highlighted designs.  

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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