40 posts categorized "Mirror Cardstock"

11/29/2022

Tue 29

Create a Pinpoint Snowflake Ornament by Jean Okimoto

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Create unique ornaments with basic diecut shapes, pinpoint plates, and shimmery metallic 6x6 Mirror Pads.  The designs add texture and luster to simple shapes for cards and holiday decor.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add special details to your diecuts.

Cut the basic Frilling Snowflake Ornament from the pale blue Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Here's a tip for selecting and cutting the perfect section of a large die...

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Cut a contrasting paper template with the basic background die.  Use the offcut to select a section of the Snowflake Plate to be transferred to the ornament.  (It'll be reveresed on the card.)  Place the ornament diecut face-down into the template and diecut the details onto the ornament.

Punch a hole and tie the ornament with gold cord.  Use the side of a bonefolder - or the plastic burnishing tool - to curl the cord.  Follow the curve of the cord for best results.

Diecut Joy Posh Script from a light lavender sheet in the Twilight Purple Collection - and from the violet Glitzy Glitter sheet.

Cut the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6 and a darker lavender Twilight Purple 6x6 with the second-smallest  Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

I used scrap of ink-blended Open Studio Watercolor Paper from my stash for the background.  It's sprayed with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, air-dried for a few minutes, then heat-set. Trim it to 1-⅞" x 3-¾".

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

Thanks for visiting our blog - hope you'll try these techniques on your holiday cards!

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11/20/2022

Sun 20

Merry and Bright Mini Slimline
by Angie Cimbalo



Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this mini slimline holiday card featuring the new "Watercolor Poinsettia Floral die" with the previously released "Slimline Pinpoint Burst Plate" craft die 94557

 
After using the pinpoint die on white card, I took a red ink pad and put it directly onto the card stock and rubbed it all over - this made it look like it was red card stock with white pinpoint dots.  Here's a closer look at that part and of the actual poinsettia die.  It's a layering die with lots of pieces to help your flower look very realistic.  I used pink, yellow and green glitter paper from "Festive Glitter Pad" GP1006 and the  red "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad" FP1003.



The strip under the sentiment is actually cut with one of the dies from "Wood Grain Planks" craft die 94565.   The sentiment "Merry and Bright" is from the newly released "Sweet Christmas" clear stamp set CL5283.  I heat embossed it on black card stock and then cut it into a square then rounded the corners.

Here's one last look at my card:

 
I hope you like my card for today!  Be sure to check out all the amazing dies, paper, and stamps from Memory Box!  

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11/19/2022

Sat 19

Merry Christmas Trio
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Christmas is just a little over a month away!  With that said, I am sharing an easy way to create a set of CAS (clean and simple) Christmas cards using products from the 2022 Christmas collection.  

The process was the same for all three cards.  Started by ink smooshing a piece of mixed media paper with diluted Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet distress inks.  Die cut all images from this piece then added clear shimmer to them for some sparkle.  Die cut the images twice from thick white paper to stack for dimension.  Die cut the sentiment from Vintage Pastel Mirror paper and stacked on top of two white ones for dimension.  Assembled so onto white woodgrain paper to finish.  

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On this first card and just like the large skates in my last post, the Classic Pair of Skates were laced with white baker’s twine.  The heels were die cut from silver metallic shimmer paper and the blades from silver mirror paper.

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The next card features the Alpine Snowflakes. 

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And last but not least, the third card features the Little Trees die.  These are adorable, don’t you think?

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And that’s it for my set of cards.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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11/17/2022

Thu 17

Trio of Frilling Snowflake Ornaments by Jean Okimoto

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Snowflakes, glitter glue, jewel gemstones and plaids?  Yes, when the new Frilling Snowflake Ornament set makes it easy to combine design elements for a simple holiday slimline card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a basic design you can create for anyone on your list.

Cut the dark red and the bright green 6x6's from the Berry Red and Lush Green Collections with the solid Frilling Snowflake Ornament die.  Cut the red/white/green diagonal stripe from the Jolly Christmas 6x6 too.  Punch holes at the top with a ⅛" circle punch, screwpunch or rotating leather punch.

Cut the snowflake and the snowflake ornament from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6 sheet.  Assemble the red and green ornaments.  Tie them with gold cord and curl the cord using the side of a bone folder or the plastic flower shaping tool.  For best results, follow the curl of the cord.

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Here's a tip - if you're trying to match a special color but can't find the right shade of glittered cardstock - create a custom match with Open Studio Glitter Glue.  Diecut Special Merry Christmas from the same red 6x6 used for the ornament.  Shake the bottle of Ruby Crystal Glitter Glue and squeeze a blob of it onto scrap paper.  Generously finger-press the glitter glue onto the greeting.  Just daub it on - don't try to spread it out.  Air-dry it while you assemble the card.

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Attach the ornaments to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Attach the pale green Bright Jewels.

Add the greeting - slightly curved.

The Memory Box 6x6 plaids and prints are designed to coordinate with the 6x6 paper collections, glittered cardstock and mirror cardstock.  Mix, match and layer the papers and discover great combinations.

Thanks for visiting - see you again next week!

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11/12/2022

Sat 12

Fall Leaf Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a fall themed card using spring release dies and stamp set.  Just by changing up the colors of leave dies and stamp sets you can use it for fall time as well.  

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Foiled Background:

Trim down light green from the Lush Green paper pad to A2 size.  Hot foil the Poppy Stamps Leaf Tendril Hot Foil Plate with a matching green foil on the Lush Green paper.  Trim down to 4" x 5 1/4".

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Leaves:

Spray a piece of Memory Box Watercolor paper with water.  Then spray with Distress Oxide sprays in Squeezed Lemon Aid, Ripe Persimmon, and Mowed Lawn.  Let dry.  Die cut using the Exquisite Leaf Set.  

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Sentiment:

Stamp "Every moment Matters" from the Friends and Family stamp set with Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn on the lightest yellow from the Sunny Orange paper pad.  Die cut the sentiment with 4th smallest Rectangle Basics set.  Die cut the matching green from Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper pad with the next largest die.  Adhere the yellow on the mirror paper.

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Assembly:

Trim the lightest yellow from the Sunny Orange paper pad to A2.  Trim the matching green from Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper pad 1/8" smaller than A2.  Adhere the yellow base to an A2 card, the mirror, then the hot foil background.  Centering them.  Add some double sided tape to the back of the sentiment.  Add the leaves around the sentiment.  Add foam tape to the back of the sentiment and leaves and adhere in the center os the card.

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11/11/2022

Fri 11

Build a Big Layered Pine by Jean Okimoto

 

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Need a bigger tree for the new Layered Birds and Layered Sled?  Create a taller, wider layered pine with glittered, overlapping diecuts of Layered Narrow Pines.  

But first...Happy Veterans Day and Thank You to those who served our country!

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to use the great versatile designs from our Christmas '22 Collection for your holiday greetings...

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Cut the large Layered Narrow Pines from a Lush Green Collection 6x6 sheet. Remove the trunks of the two smaller pieces.  Color the remaining trunk with a brown marker.  Overlap and glue the pieces to form a wide "tree."    

Cut the narrow overlays with a green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad  6x6.  Layer them over the tree.  It's a new tree - big enough for the birds!

Cut Layered Birds from heavy white cardstock.  Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to bright red felt and cut the birds again.  The paper stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Assemble the birds.

Use a hard rubber brayer to roll Starlite Black Brilliance over a strip of White Woodgrain Paper to define and darken the texture.  Cut the individual strips in the center portion of the  Layered Sled.  Cut the remainder of the sled with the red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut the handle from dark gray cardstock.  Assemble the sled.

Cut two of the small Feathery Snowflake Discs from heavy white cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Satin Red VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it wit h the 1-¾" Square Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a 5-½" square light green card.  Square cards require extra postage and special handling, but some designs just call for a square.

Thanks for visiting our blog...keep warm and have a great weekend!

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11/10/2022

Thu 10

Joy Poinsettia Holiday Card
by Angie Cimbalo



Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with this fun "Joy" Christmas card featuring the new poinsettia die from the 2022 Christmas release.  Here's a closer look at the card:



For my card I used the new "Poinsettia Watercolor Floral" die with Memory Box "Holiday Festive Glitter" paper pad for the pink, green, and yellow parts and "Rainbow Reflections Mirror" paper pad for the reds.  The JOY was cut with the same mirror paper using the "Wooden Alpha Craft Dies" set to give it lots of texture.

 
The tan card stock was embossed with the "Geometric Crystals 3D" embossing folder and then each square was filled with "Clear Fairy Jewels."  Here's one last look: 



I hope you like my card for today.  Be sure to stop by the Memory Box blog often for more inspiration from the design team!  Thanks for stopping by!
 

 

 

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11/09/2022

Wed 09

Wishing You
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  It’s so nice to have Typepad behaving and we can post with photos again!  Yay!  And for today I have a Christmas card featuring the Classic Large Ice Skate with the Layered Birds dies from the 2022 Christmas release.

Started by creating the ice skates.  The boots were die cut from Bristol paper and laced up with white baker’s twine.  The heels were die cut from black cardstock and the blades from silver Vintage Pastel Mirror paper.  The layered bird was die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  And last but not least, the Forest Pine Branch was die cut from mixed media paper and watercolored with Zig brush markers.  

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The background is a Bristol panel ink blended with Salvaged Patina and Uncharted Mariner distress inks.  Spritz with water and blot with a paper towel, then splattered with diluted white gouache paint.  Heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock with white embossing powder and assembled the card.  Wanted to add more falling snow and accumulated snow to the scene, so used a white gel pen to finish off the scene.

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

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11/03/2022

Thu 03

Elegant Snowflake Christmas Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I am back with another snowflake card design.  This time it is using metallic color palette with the glitter and mirror paper pads.  These are also go together pretty quickly so you can mass produce them in various colors.  I used champagne and bronze color themes.

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Snowflake:

Die cut the bottom of the Gloriette Snowflake Collage die from mirror paper.  I used a bronze from Rainbow Reflections Mirror and the champagne gold from Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  The die cut the top snowflake from a matching glitter paper. Both glitter papers game from the Majestic Hues Glitter pad.  Save all the die cut dots.  Adhere the top snowflake to the bottom and adhere all the dots expect for the tip of the snowflakes.  Instead use the smallest clear Fairy Drops and a medium size for the center.

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Sentiment:

Die cut Merry Christmas Curled Script die from Black Glossy paper, 2 times.  Adhere them together.

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Assembly:

Cut the Black Glossy paper to 4 1/4" x 9 1/2" and score at the  4 3/4" and fold over to create the card base.  Cut another Black Glossy paper to 4" x 4".  Cut the matching glitter paper to 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  Adhere the panels together, leaving boards.  Use a thick liquid glue for to adhere to the glitter paper.  Even though the Black Glossy paper is thick, a medium thick glue shows through.  Adhere the snowflake to the center and the sentiment at an angle over the snowflake.

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10/25/2022

Tue 25

Heartfelt Holiday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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A sparkly heart and shimmery Classic Pair of Ice Skates create a holiday design in soft shades of peach, coral and silver.  Floss or crochet thread adds dimension and texture to the skates.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday slimline design from our Christmas '22 Collection.

Cut the tops of the Classic Pair of Ice Skates from the pale peach

Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut the base from the darker peach sheet.  Cut the runners from the silver 6x6.  

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Add the realistic look of laces with floss or crochet thread.  Pull another strand of floss or thread over a block of beeswax or paraffin to coat and stiffen the fibers and add some shape to the loops. Tie the bow and tape the ends behind the skates.  

Cut the small and medium Starburst Snowflake Discs from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad silver sheet.  We're using the inner offcuts here.  

Cut the sparkly peach Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad 6x6 with the three largest Double Stitch Happy Heart dies.

Prep the new Keep  Christmas Curled Script die with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate letters and little pieces.  Notice how the dots for the letter i in "Christmas" and "in" are created by the other sections of the greeting so we don't need to find - and attach - that elusive teeny tiny circle.  Very smart, thanks Dave Brethauer!

Attach the hearts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - slightly offset so a bit of the white card peeks through.  Attach the other diecuts - use foam dots for left skate. Use a tiny drop of glue to attach the center of the bow to the card.

Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of  cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Slimline cards have plenty of space for large designs - and they'll stand out in a crowd of holiday mail.  Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday!

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