47 posts categorized "Love"

01/21/2022

Fri 21

Slimline Paper-Pieced Valentine by Jean Okimoto

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Hi everyone,  Jean Okimoto here with a Valentine design that's a bit wonky and unusual - but I hope you like it!  Do you save offcuts and bits and pieces "for future projects" but forget to use them?  Here's a design using the gold foil Ring Stack and 2 sets of offcuts (red and white).

Cut white cardstock with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Ring Stack - we're using the white offcuts here too.

Cut gold Polished Foil 6x6 with Ring Stack - save the gold offcuts for that elusive "future project."

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Here's an easy way to build a smooth inlaid background.  Place the rectangle face-down on a non-stick surface (used a plastic embossing plate here).  Attach ⅛"  (3mm) strips of lined doublestick tape to the reverse side of the diecut rectangle.  Skinny strips of tape instead of an entire adhesive-covered area provide a little wiggle-room for paper-piecing.

Flip it over and place the gold foil Ring Stack into the adhesive-backed cutouts.  Attach the white oval offcuts.

Cut a bright red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection. Tape pairs of red ovals to form 3 hearts in graduated sizes.  Attach the hearts with foamtape.

Cut Love Airy Script from the bright red Festive Glitter 6x6  sheet.

Cut black cardstock with Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  You can cut 4 sets of GROWS at once.  Use a stack of 3 or 4 Post-It notes as a straight edge guide to attach the letters.

Add the dark yellow/orange Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-⅜").  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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01/08/2022

Sat 08

Not Just an Old Lamp Post
by Trina Pham


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Hello everyone.  Hope your first week of the new year is off to a good start.  Mine pretty much picked up where 2021 left off, so I’m hoping for a better year! 🤗  Anyway, it may be a new year, but I’m still playing with products from the Holiday collection last year.  I didn’t get a chance to use the Old Lamp Post die yet, so I stretched it into a birdhouse for a love/Valentine’s card.

Started by die cutting the lamp post, heart frame, branch and birds from Bristol paper.  The heart frame was die cut twice and stacked for dimension.  This also resulted in two cutouts of the inside heart.  Took one of them and blended gray and black dye inks on it… it will be inlaid later on.  Next, traced the lower portion of lamp post onto white woodgrain paper and fussy cut out, forming the background layer.   Used a finger blending brush to apply Picked Raspberry distress ink (DI) to it and the birds.

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Since there was leftover white woodgrain paper, the letters were die cut from it and then ombré colored with Picked Raspberry DI as well.  Adhered and assembled the pieces onto a gray panel then mounted it onto a white card base.  Dotted in the birds’ eyes with a fine black pen to finish.

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So as I was completing my card, I saw something else I could stretch this lamp post to.  😉

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It makes an adorable coffee cup, don’t you think?  I decided to make a masculine birthday card this time.  As you can see, the top of the lamp post was cut off.  The other heart cutout from the first card was colored with Candied Apple and Black Soot DI.

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The cup sleeve was embossed with the Ringadings 3D embossing folder, then a light brushing of Black Soot DI was applied to help the pattern show.  A punny sentiment finished it off!

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And that is it from me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your day.

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01/07/2022

Fri 07

It’s a Daisy Today by Jean Okimoto

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It's easy to create a daisy with the Contempo Poinsettia and Stencil Set from our holiday collection.  Offset the outline, add a glittered heart and Vintage Varsity Alphabet greeting.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a Valentine slimline design - and some inspiration for our January Alphabet Challenge.

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Need a longer strip of cardstock for diecutting?  Join 2 strips of the Vibrant Violet 6x6 and cut it with the  7.2" x 2.2" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  The seamline  - near the top of the strip in the photo above - will be covered by the petals.

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Cut Contempo Poinsettia from a white glittered 6x6 in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  Save the delicate outline diecut for another project - we're using the petal offcuts here.  Use the Contempo Poinettia stencil as a template to attachthe petals to the rectangle - except 1 large petal.  Attach the petals so they'll conceal the joined sections of the rectangle background.  Attach the remaining petal to the background.

Cut the poinsettia again from white cardstock - save the petals for another project - we're using the white outline to contrast the white glittered petals.  Cut the heart - from the Have a Heart set - from a dark pink 6x6  in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.  Attach the white outline and the glittered heart.  

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Cut LOVE from a light pink 6x6 in the Vibrant Violet Collection with the Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  Attach the rectangle to a slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") of White Woodgrain Paper (it's actually cardstock).  Add pale lavender Fairy Gemstones  from the Winter Fantasy set.  The gemstone colors look similar from the top - turn the acetate sheet over to the backside and it'll be easy to identify the different shades.

Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to cover and protect the card front for mailing.

Contempo Poinsettia can be used throughout the year for different blossoms and seasons.  Build unique flowers in soft spring pastels, bright summer colors and rich fall shades.  As my friend Jacky says, "it's the die that keeps on giving!"  The Memory Box 6x6 Color Collections and Glitter Pads have the perfect colors for every season and occasion.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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01/04/2022

Tue 04

With Love and a Rose Bouquet Heart by Jean Okimoto

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Hello and Happy '22!  Jean Okimoto here with a quick card to start the year.  Diecut Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape and layer it over a leaf-green Jumbled Lines Collage.  Add a quick stamped and diecut greeting and sparkly Fairy Crystals - that's it!  The design is simple, versatile and matches several of the greetings in the Big and Little Reverse Words stamp set.

Cut white cardstock with the 3.1 x 8.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage.  Cut a strip of soft green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection and attach it behind the collage.  Attach  the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Attach Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and cut it with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart die.  Attach it to the card with doublestick tape at the bottom and foamtape at the top for dimension.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  Dry the ink, then cut it with the die that's included in the set.  Attach it with foamtape.

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Add the pale green Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

The Rose Bouquet and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tapes are perfect for Valentine cards - or any card you need in a hurry!  They have handcolored-look with a soft frosty shimmer.  Attach the tapes to backgrounds of different colors - or crisp white.  The adhesive is very secure - no flyaway edges or corners here!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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09/09/2021

Thu 09

STAMPtember’s True Friend Exclusive Stamp Set by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate STAMPtember with the exclusive True Friend Clear Stamp Set!  This great limited edition collaboration set from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp joins the annual fall event of stamping, creativity and friendship.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here after my senior moments of confusion about post scheduling.  Hope you like this slimline mix of stamps, embossing and colorful layering.  

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Stamp the flowers on white vellum with VersaMark and emboss it with detail white powder.  Color it - on the reverse side - with cotton swabs and Distress Oxides.  Use  pointy cosmetic applicator cotton swabs for the narrow areas.  Add more ink - from the right side - to fill in any blank or light spots.  Colors used here are ripe persimmon, worn lipstick, wild honey and iced spruce.  Air-dry the inks, then cut it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  

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Unfold the card and pressure-emboss it with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  A small portion at the top of the heart will be embossed onto the back of the card.  I don't think the card's recipient will mind - do you?

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Attach the vellum heart with tiny strips of ⅛" wide doublestick tape hidden behind the inked areas.

Stamp the greeting on another peach 6x6 with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

Color Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and add them to the card.

Hope you're enjoying STAMPtember's ideas and inspiration!  The exclusive limited-edition designs sell out quickly - the True Friend Stamp and Die Set is already sold out - but a few Stamp Sets are still available  - here's a link to order your set.  

Thanks for visiting...see you next week!

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06/25/2021

Fri 25

Whale Love
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some whale love! Here is a list of supplies I used:

Ocean Porthole Die

Whale Family Die

Coral and Kelp Ribbon Die

Woodgrain Paper Pack, Kraft

Sunny Orange 6x6 Paper Pack

Fresh Aqua 6x6 Paper Pack

Clear Jewels 

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My card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Here are the steps to create this card:

Trim a piece of blue paper from the Fresh Aqua Paper Pack to fit the card base. 

Trim the Woodgrain Kraft Paper to fit the card base.

Secure the Ocean Porthole Die to the center of the kraft paper and run thru a die machine.

Use the Ocean Porthole Die again and die cut a piece of yellow paper from the Sunny Orange Paper Pack.

Die cut the whale family and coral and color with Copic Markers.

I used shades B000, B01, B02, B04; C1, C3; YG21, YG25.

Using the same blue paper, stamp and trim the sentiments.

Adhere the layers, using foam tape to prop up the kraft paper, ocean porthole, whales and sentiments.

After assembling, scatter the clear jewels.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Enjoy your weekend!

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06/24/2021

Thu 24

Summer Hearts, Layered Daisies, Spritz and Sparkle by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a summer engagement, wedding or anniversary with layers of hearts and flowers.  The Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out set is perfect for any occasion.  Add soft, shimmery highlights to Memory Box Cream Woodgrain cardstock and a Berry Red Collection 6x6 for a custom, color-coordinated look.  

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a summer card using favorite designs from recent releases. Matching metallic papers and solid cardstock can be challenging among different brands, textures and colors.  Our 108 colors of 110# 6x6 papers - 9 collections of 12 colors each - make it so easy!  Just spritz, brayer, sponge or brush it with metallic inks for the perfect match or coordinating color.  

The Woodgrain 8.5x11" cardstock sheets are great on their own - or add shimmery highlights with metallic inks.  The 3 colors - white, cream and kraft - add subtle texture and dimension to any design.

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Cut Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out from Berry Red's dark coral 6x6 sheet.  Cut a coral plaid strip from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green pack using the 1.1 x 6.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

Cut a horizontal grain Cream Woodgrain strip with the .9 x 5.9" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers Die - trim it to 5". Splatter it with just a few specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and heat-set the ink.  Brayer (or sponge) it with Pink Shimmer Delicata and heat-set it again.

Cut the Layered Daisies set twice from Berry Red's light coral 6x6 sheet.  Spritz one set with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  Layer the diecuts - alternating gold-spritzed and un-spritzed petals.  Add the center section.

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 Cream Woodgrain card (6-¼ x 4-½").

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Color 5 of the clear Fairy Jewels with orange and dark pink markers.  I use Sharpies because I have a lot of them - Copic Markers work well too.  Custom-colored jewels are quick and easy with clear Fairy Jewels - 300 jewels per sheet!

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Thanks for visiting - keep cool, safe and hydrated this weekend!

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04/25/2021

Sun 25

Rainbow Ring Stack - Video
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today featuring a new die from the latest Memory Box 2021 "Under the Sea" release.

I have a short video below showing how I made this card.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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You can see above the new bright "Fairy Jewels" I used to match each color of the rainbow!  I love these new jewels because they are the perfect size to add to your cards!

Here's another look.

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The rainbow colors were made by smooshing Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, and Dusty Concord on watercolor paper.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you enjoyed my card!

Be sure to check out all the amazing new release goodies from the latest Memory Box release!

Thanks for stopping by!

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04/17/2021

Sat 17

Woodgrain Hugs
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. It is time to rest up, play with your favorite spring stamps and prepare yourself for the new Memory Box release....which arrives on Monday! The release is called "Under the Sea," and I know you are going to love it. Also, be prepared for some new videos!

As I prepare samples with the latest release, I want to share a card that features the Wooden Alphabet set. I love this set because it cuts out the letters as well as gives you the texture of woodgrain at the same time (you don't have to run it through your die cut machine twice). I find that it works for pretty much any occasion, even for those sometimes difficult to make masculine cards.

To make my card, I cut out the letters using dark brown cardstock and layered them onto a kraft colored heart cut from one of the Valentine release dies. I don't know about you, but I tend to use hearts year-round.

To finish the card, I sponged some Vintage Photo Distress ink to the edges of my heart and layered it onto some of the new Memory Box plaid papers.

Thanks for visiting today!

Laurasignature

 

 

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04/09/2021

Fri 09

LOVE You- Heart Streamer
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I am sharing a shaped card using the Nested Globes Dies. 

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Here are the steps:

Trim and score a piece of cardstock, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 

Secure the largest globe die with the arch above the top of the card. 

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When you run it thru the die cutting machine it will not cut the top part of the card, giving you an arched shaped card.

Use the same die and cut a piece of aqua colored cardstock.  Adhere this to the card base.

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Next, die cut the Heart Streamer Globe and trim off the bottom strip (the scored part). I used a darker shade or aqua cardstock. 

I used the Wooden Alpha Dies to die cut the word L O V E.  I used the pastel glitter pad to die cut the letters and tiny hearts.

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Adhere the die cut letters to the center of the base with foam tape. Place two layers of foam tape to the die cut Heart Streamer Globe so it sits

above the die cut letters.

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I stamped and trimmed the partial sentiment from the stamp set Joyful Moments.  I adhered the sentiment to the globe.  Adhere the tiny glitter hearts to the streamers and base.
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Last, I threaded a button and adhered that to the arch of the Heart Streamer Globe.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Enjoy the weekend!

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