87 posts categorized "Love"

12/15/2022

Thu 15

Rings of Love by Jean Okimoto

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Thanks goodness Heart Ring Stack from our Valentines '23 Collection is perfect for a delayed post!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here.  Confusion, senior moments and cocker spaniel chemo issues led to today's afternoon post on a Thursday instead of Friday.  So happy we have great rescue dies for a quick project!

Blend pink inks on white cardstock - tapering off to a very light application at one end.  Spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Flatten curling cardstock by gently heat-setting it from both back and front sides.  Cut it with the 1-½" x 6-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Cut the new Heart Ring Stack from white cardstock.  Use the offcut outline as a stencil - blend Distress Oxide picked raspberry, abandoned coral and flamingo kitsch inks onto the rectangle.

Dry the inks and attach the Heart Ring Stack.

Cut part of the delicate new Love You Gallery Script from the light gold Majestic Hues Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the solid sections twice from white cardstock.  Assemble the greeting - offset the underlying white layer for dimension.

Cut a small heart from a scrap of the inked cardstock and attach it to the greeting. Add the greeting's gold heart to the Heart Ring Stack.

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

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Thanks for visiting.  Keep warm...see you next week!

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12/12/2022

Mon 12

Love-ly Hearts and Peony Card For You for Any Occasion
by Anne Thompson

I'm loving everything in the newest 2023 Valentines collection.  You can find it here.  Today's card features lots of hearts and a peony and plaids, of course.

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  • I started with a top-fold white A2 note card and added a pink and blue plaid paper from SPRING PLAID PP1012 to nearly cover the whole front, leaving a very narrow white strip around the outer edge.
  • Next I cut the PINPOINT BURST HEART 94639 and the HEART RING STACK 94662 from a pink mirror card paper in the VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002.

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  • I used a glue pen to add the Heart Ring stack at the top edge of the card. 
  • I used Scor-Tape to add the Pinpoint Burst Heart at a bit of an angle and over the bottom edges of some of the other hearts.
  • Next I cut the LUXE PEONY 94714 twice, once from a pink plaid and once from a blue plaid, both papers from the Spring Plaid paper pad.

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  • I used the picture on the envelope to help me figure out how to put all the little pieces in place (I think I came close), mixing the two plaids to create the peony.  I used Glue Dots to assemble the flower and I tucked the extra pieces in the envelope for another project.
  • I decided to use some purple plaid leaves I had already cut that were in the envelope with the EXQUISITE LEAF SET dies 94664.  

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  • I used a Glue Dot to add the leaves under the peony and popped the peony up with a large foam dimensional dot in the center of the heart.
  • I chose the FOR YOU POSH SCRIPT 94709 for the sentiment and cut it from the scraps left from making the peony.  I used a glue pen to add the detailed letters onto the background and then used glue to add the sentiment to the bottom left on the card front.

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  • To finish the card I added three blue-pink WINTER FANTASY FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM102 to the right side of the card.

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This design could be made in any number of color combinations and could be used for so many different occasions, even though the featured dies are from the 2023 Valentines collection.  In whites and grays and silver this could be a card for Winter Solstice; in reds and greens and white it could be a Christmas card; in blues and white and gold--Hanukkah; in champagne/gold/silver--Happy New Year...I'm sure you can think of lots more possibilities.  

Happy crafting!

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12/10/2022

Sat 10

Lovebirds
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a tweet 😉 CAS (clean and simple) card to share today using a few new products from the new 2023 Valentine’s release along with some previously released ones.  

The background was from my stash and it was dry embossed with the Pinpoint Burst Plate die.  The new Pinpoint Burst Heart was die cut from Bristol paper and from thick white paper to stack for dimension.  The back layer of the Layered Birds was die cut from Vibrant Violet paper while the top layer was die cut from white cardstock.  Colored the top layer by ink blending Picked Raspberry and Milled Lavender distress inks (DI).  The Woodland Branch was die cut from gray cardstock and shading added with a C4 Copic Sketch marker.  

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The small heart was die cut from the Delicate Pastel Glitter paper pack using the new Heart Ring Stack die.  The sentiment is Bristol paper die cut with the new Sending Love Daily Script die set.  Flipped the “n” upside down for the “u”.   To match the birds, ink blended Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves DI on these letters, then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for more sparkle.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then dotted the birds’ eyes with a black pen to finish.

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To see the other fabulous products from the 2023 Valentine’s release, click HERE.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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12/08/2022

Thu 08

Warm Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter wishes with designs from our Valentine '23 Collection.  The new Pinpoint Burst Heart creates a great backdrop for our new Cuppa Love set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for a cold fall or winter day.

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Cut Pinpoint Burst Heart from a dark red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  

Cut Cuppa Love from a dark pink sheet.  Cut the oval coffee/tea/cocoa shape from dark brown cardstock covered with packing tape for a glossy liquid look.  Cut the heart outine and center section from cream cardstock too.  

Remove the pink heart outline and center and replace them with the cream diecut.

Shake the Strawberry Ice Open Studio Glitter Glue vigorously - then spread it onto the pink heart diecut.  Set it aside to dry.

Diecut Sending Love Daily Script from cream and dark pink cardstock.  Assemble the greeting.  

Here's a tip for anything with very small pieces (like the i) - glue that elusive tiny dot first, before it disappears -  then attach the other letters.  

Cut a 1-¼" strip of the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  

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Attach everything to a cream slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add jewels from the

Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting today...Donna's sharing a great design from the Valentine '23 Collection  tomorrow!  See you again next week.

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12/07/2022

Wed 07

Love You with Luxe Peony
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this lovely "Love You" card featuring brand new products in the new Valentine's 2023 release. This is a great release with so many beautiful products!  Here's a closer look at my card:

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I used a previously released pinpoint die called "Pinpoint Leaf Plate" for the background and then added it to a card base. I cut the "Luxe Peony die" from several shades of gray card stock "Earth Neutral Paper Pack" and some pink glitter paper from the "Pastel Glitter Paper Pack." I pieced the the flower and leaves together and added them to the card front. Next I cut the "Love You Gallery Script" die from the darkest gray paper and the glitter paper and pieced them together. Lastly I added a few clear fairy dew drops to the front of the card. Here's one last look:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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07/12/2022

Tue 12

Curled Waves Heart Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Hi everyone - need a friendship card?   Rotate Curled Waves and pair them into swoopy hearts for a new look on a tall slimline. Jean Okimoto here with a simple design in soft shades of peach, gold and gray.  It's versatile too - switch to reds and pinks in February.

Attach Birch Press Design Shimmer Lines Wide Washi Tape to light peach cardstock.  Cut it with the dies from the Curled Waves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies set.  

Cut three small Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Outs from the gold sheet in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.   Create swoopy, wonky hearts with pairs of the Curled Waves   - overlap the halves and attach them to the gold hearts.

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Tape a piece of gold cord behind each heart.  Attach the hearts to a pale gray slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam dots for the heart on the right.

Cut the delicate Big Hearts Posh Script from the light peach 6x6 in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Leave it in the die and attach lined doublestick tape behind the diecut and run it through the machine to cut the tape layer.  Remove the tiny bits in the B, g and s.

Cut the solid Big Hugs background from the pale gray cardstock - and again from cardboard.  Attach the gray layer to the cardboard layer for dimension.  Press the  "self--adhesive" delicate diecut (still in the die) firmly onto the gray layer,

Arrange the gold cord and tape it to the card under the BI section.  Attach the greeting - use foam tape under the BI, H and s.

Cut two of the small Intricate Mini Butterflies from the pale peach sheet in the Delicate Pastel 6x6.

Curled Waves can be more than just waves - they can also be question marks if you ever need a card with questions marks.

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Friday!

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06/27/2022

Mon 27

Stella Butterfly Among the Tropical Leaves
by Anne Thompson

In the 2022 JUNE ISLAND VACATION RELEASE there is a new embossing folder that has coordinating dies.  I used just the dies with green cardstocks first to create two tropical leafy cards.

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to make these cards

  • die cut a lot of TROPICAL LEAVES EF1030 from various shades of green cardstock in the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • use a fingertip dauber to add VersaFine Clair Rain Forest ink on the leaf edges

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  • cut coordinating plaids 4 X 5 1/4 and add to the fronts of white notecards
  • begin adding leaves
  • stamp "Love" from the FRIENDS AND FAMILY CLEAR STAMP SET CL5276 on one of the larger flat leaves using the VersaFine Clair Rain Forest ink

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  • die cut the STELLA BUTTERFLY AND BACKGROUND 94635 from coordinating shades of purple cardstock from the TWILIGHT PURPLE COLLECTION SP1008
  • glue the middles together and fold up the wings a bit 

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  • add the butterfly to the notecard that has the three long leaves, adhering it so the wings can pop up

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  • on the other card, pop up some of the leaves using dimensional foam dots for more texture and interest

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Here's a closer look at the embossing folder and the coordinating dies.

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Unfortunately, I broke my die cutting machine beyond repair when I tried making a third card using the embossing folder--I put the stack together incorrectly and tried to squeeze too thick a layer through the machine.  Lesson learned to review the directions before trying this when the new machine arrives!  

Happy Crafting!

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05/27/2022

Fri 27

Heartfelt Hot Foil Posh Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send a floral heartfelt hugs card to someone who would appreciate a bit of encouragement and support.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another great new poppy die set from our May Collection.  It's Graceful Poppy Stems - a set of two dies that cut 6 designs.

Cut Graceful Poppy Stems from a dark red-pink sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Color the stems with a black marker.  Cut the centers from the yellow glitter sheet in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

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Assemble the poppies - use foam tape between the layers of the smaller blossom.

Cut a pink Berry Red Collection sheet with the 2 largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  This creates a medium-sized heart surrounded by stitching inside the large heart.

Use the new Posh Hugs Hot Foil Plate to apply the greeting to black cardstock.  Diecut it with the coordinating die.

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded A2 card of Kraft Woodgrain Paper (it's cardstock).  The earthy brown color keeps the card from looking like a Valentine and lets it work throughout the year.

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Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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

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04/26/2022

Tue 26

Scattered Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a spring card for a Mom - or anyone - who loves flowers and hearts.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a scattered flowers slimline design combining Memory Box and Poppystamps blossoms on a Madras Plaid background.

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Cut Hex Half Pinpoint from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  Cut the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out from the pale peach Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad 6x6.  The double stitches are an outline surrounding the heart - we're using just the inside heart here.

Cut Layered Cosmos twice from the Berry Red Collection 6x6.  Assemble the flowers.

Cut the Poppystamps Potpourri Flower Set from the Berry Red 6x6 and the pale peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.

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Prepare a pale green speckled recycled cardstock slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Attach the top edges, sides and bottom of the plaid Hex Half to the card.  Tuck the tip of the heart behind the Hex Half.  Attach the flowers.

Add green Christmas Fairy Jewels for sparkly accents.

Two Hex Halfs (halves?) create a mirror-image hexagon window - but it's a great single die for pockets too.  You can even tuck a giftcard into it for Mother's Day, or any occasion.  Hope your gardens are beginning to bloom and provide a source of inspiration for your cards!

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you in May!

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04/10/2022

Sun 10

"Love You" featuring Daisy Blossom Stem Dies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this beautiful floral and woodgrain mini slimline card made with the newly released "Daisy Blossom Stem" die and the "Love You Posh Script" die.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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Here's how I made this card:

1) Cut a piece of Memory Box "White Woodgrain" card stock to 3" by 6" and applied Distress inks direct to paper. I started with "Tea Dye" then added "Brushed Corduroy" and finished with "Rusty Hinge" making the outside edges the darkest.

2) I die cut both dies from the "Daisy Blossom Stem" die set 3 times from white card stock.

3) Next I colored them with alcohol markers and colored pencils to give them depth and a realistic look.

4) I cut the colored diecuts into pieces of stems and flower and leaves and arranged them on my woodgrain panel.

5) Once I was happy with the arrangement I started gluing them down with liquid glue and popping some up on foam tape.

6) I cut the "Love You Posh Script" word die outline twice from white card stock and glued them together.

7) I cut the thinner word die in the set three times, two from white card stock and once from thick watercolor paper.

8) I colored one of the white thin word dies with the same green markers and colored pencils that I used on the leaf dies then stacked all 3 together then added them to the outline with glue.

9) I cut a card base 6.25" by 6.5" and scored it on the 6.5" side at 3.25 so my card base is slightly larger than my woodgrain panel.

10) I added the woodgrain panel to the card base with double sided adhesive foam and then added some tiny yellow Memory Box jewels to finish the card.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today. I had a lot of fun creating it and really love how it turned out. Memory Box dies are so versatile and beautiful - I really enjoy working with them to create one of a kind cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

See you next time,

 

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