385 posts categorized "Open Studio"


Wed 08

Flower Frame Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! I have a birthday card featuring the Anemone release and stitched rectangle dies to create a frame.  



Take a Happy Birthday Foil Greeting White Circle tab and add Glossy Accents over the front.  Set aside to dry for several hours.


Die cut the Anemone Bud Duo and Anemone Blooms from heavy white card stock.  Ink blend the petals using Distress Oxide Dried Marigold from the bottom up, leaving the tops white.  Ink blend the stamen using Distress Oxide Scorched Timber.  Ink blend the leaves using Oxide Shabby Shutters and then Scorched Timber at the end and stem.  Adhere to flowers using the envelope as a guide.  


Die cut the Nested Chickadee Duo from heavy white card stock and ink blend the top and bottom of the head using Distress Oxide Scorched Timber. Ink blend the wings with Oxide Shabby Shutters and add Scorched Timber to the bottom wing.  Glue together using the envelope as. guide.


Use the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle die and 2nd smallest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut outs to create a frame from heavy white card stock.  Adhere foam tape to the back.  Trim a piece of white card stock slightly larger than the cut out.  Lightly ink blend using Distress Oxide Stormy Sky.


Adhere the ink blended sky to the center of an A2 white card.  Adhere some natural raffia paper to the bottom of the sky to create a bird nest.  Adhere the bird inside of ht nest.  Adhere the frame with foam tape.  Arrange the flowers around the frame tucking leaves behind the flowers.  Adhere the Happy Birthday to you sentiment tab over the flower stems.







Wed 17

Mixed Media Thank You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a mixed media card for you today.  Usually mixed media cards take a lot of time but I have focus only on 2 colors using the new Glimmering Gladiola paper as inspiration.



Die cut the pink and gold gladiola paper from the Glimmering Gladiola pad using the largest Wrapped Stitched Rectangles.  Ink blend the edges with Distress Oxide Walnut Stain. Cut a heavy weight mix media paper to 3 3/4" x  5".  Die cut the outline Just a Notes from the Daily Script sentiment die set at least 10 times.  Adhere to the mixed media panel at an angle filling up the paper.  Paint Walnut Stain Distress paint all over the card.  Let dry.  Use a sander block and lightly sand some of the paint off.  Take a ball roller and roll on Distress Victorian Velvet paint over the sentiment.  Let dry. Splatter with gold paint.  

Focal Point:

Stamp and gold emboss the Chearful Floral stamp on to heavy weight vellum paper.  Die cut using Poppy Stamps Large Stitched Envelope and Postage.  Fold and adhere the sides and bottom flap, leaving the top flap up.    Die cut the Gladiola Blossom and Leaves from heavy weight card stock.  Ink blend all petals with Distress Oxide Cotton Candy.  On the ends of the petal heavy ink blend with Victorian Velvet distress oxide ink.  Then paint the tips of the petals and stamens with gold paint.  Die cut the smallest stamp from Poppy Stamps Large Stitched Envelope and Postage and ink blend with Victorian Velvet.  Stamp the center 1 of the small flowers from the Cheerful Floral using Walnut Stain.   Die cut the Exquisite Butterflies from heavy weight vellum and paint wings with Victorian Velvet the tips with gold, and the body with Walnut Stain.  Adhere the flower and butterfly.



Adhere the pattern paper to a white A2 size card.  Adhere the painted panel using foam tape.  Adhere the envelope, stamps, butterfly and flower in the middle at an angle. Trim and ink blend a Thank You White Greet Tab lightly with Victorian Velvet then the side with Walnut Stain.  Adhere to the center of the envelope.









Thu 15

Easter bunny with Basket Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! The new spring release from Memory Box is today and so many wonderful dies.  Easter is coming early and I'm starting on my cards now.  I have a card featuring the new Festive Bunny,



Die cut the Festive Bunny from cream card stock. Die cut the coat and vest from Blush Solid Core Card stock pack pink and burgundy papers.  Ink blend the bunny body with Oxide Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  Use a black gel ben for the eyes.  Ink blend the clothes with Oxide Saltwater Taffy and Age Mahogany. Adhere together with liquid glue.


Die cut the Woven Basket of Eggs from cream card stock and the eggs from various colors of the Solid Core Card Stock packs.  Ink blend the basket with Oxide Antique Linen and then shade with Vintage Photo.  Adhere the eggs behind the basket iwht the eggs.  Adhere foam tape to the center of the basket.



Die cut the branches from the Berry Branches and Leaves from cream card stock 4 times.  Ink blend with Oxide Antique Linen.  


Adhere the Berry Branches in a circle around the background of a A2 size card.  Die cut a brown and blue plaid with gold paper from the Poinsettia Plaid paper pack with the 3rd largest die from the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles.  Ink blend the center with Oxide Saltwater Taffy and the edges with Oxide Vintage Photo. Adhere to the center with foam tape.  Eat the bunny and basket to the center.  Die cut the Happy Easter Curled Script 2x from cream card stock.  Adhere together with glue.  Cut just the "Happy" from the white gold Happy Birthday tabs and ink blend with Oxide Antique Linen.  Adhere to the front of the upper right side of the plaid paper.  







Wed 07

Elegant Greetings Anemone Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a simple of elegant card that can be used for any occasion featuring the Elegant Anemone die set.



die cut the Elegant Anemone die set from 110lb white card stock.  Ink blend the flow using Oxide Scattered Straw from the center of the flower to the half way up the petals.  Form the petals slightly with your fingers.  Adhere together using the envelope as a guide.  Ink blend the stem and leaves using Oxide Evergreen Bough then lightly with Unchartered Marine.  Adhere together with the flower.



Die cut the Greeting Debut Script from white and light purple paper from the Ocean Blue pad.  Adhere together.



Die cut the light purple with white dots and leaves pattern paper from the Anemone Grove pad using the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle die then the 4th largest from the center of the first rectangle.  Add foam tape to the back of the smaller rectangle.  Die cut white paper using the 2nd largest Postage Rectangle Layer die set.  Adhere the largest rectangle to an A2, side folding, white note card. Adhere the postage rectangle to the center and the smaller rectangle with foam tape on top. Adhere the flower to the center and the sentiment to the bottom center of the flower.








Sat 30

Snowy Happy New Year


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a snow filled Happy New Year card!  This time of year is very special for my family as we have several family birthdays during the last week of every year - it's time to celebrate!  

To make my card I first took a piece of red cardstock and the new "Snow Flurries stencil" and used some white embossing paste with it to create the falling snow background.  Here's a look at that step.


Once it dried, I added thin strips of white glitter paper to the edges.  Next I cut the 2 snowflake dies from the "Aurora" snowflake die set from the same white glitter paper.  The paper is from the "Delicate Pastel Glitter Paper" pad.

I also cut 3 more of the snowflake background from white cardstock and glued them behind the glitter one.  I added the glitter top layer of snowflake to the glitter stack and then popped it up on the card front.  I heat embossed the sentiment from clear stamp set called "Sweet Christmas," onto black cardstock and then trimmed it to a small rectangle.  To finish my card I added lots of "Christmas Jewels" to the snowflake and the corners of the sentiment.

Here's one last look:


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and wish you the happiest of new years!  Welcome 2024!

Thanks for stopping by!







Tue 28

Snowflake Shaker Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a another snow globe shaped card but this is an actual shaker card.  The Nested Globe dies make it easy to create snow globe shaker cards.  



Die cut the 3rd larges die from the Nested Globe die set from white card stock  Ink blend with Elements Della Blue allover and then around the edges with Dark Denim.  Heat dry completely.  White heat emboss the Aurora Snowflake stamp.  Then stencil the Snow Flurries stencil with white pigment ink .  


Take an A2 black side folder card and line up the largest die from the Nested Globe die set so the left side edge does not cut the fold and run through the die cutting machine.  Take the largest and 3rd largest Nested Globe dies and die cut a frame from black card stock.  Adhere a piece of acetate behind the frame die cut.  



Adhere the background to the center of the shaker card.  Then add black foam tape around the edges.  Fill with Distress Mica Flakes.  Then remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere the frame.  Die cut the Celeste Snowflake Trio from white card stock and adhere the largest die cut to the center and the 2 smaller on the frame.  Adhere a Merry Christmas Black Greet Tabs to the center of the snowflake. 






Thu 09

Let it Snow
by Donna Sledzik


Hi everyone!  Today I have a non-traditional Christmas card for you.

I stamped the Aurora Snowflake stamp onto white cardstock using Versa Mark Ink and white heat embossed it.  

Next, I applied Pink ink with a blender brush over the embossed background.  The embossed images resist the ink and the white snowflakes appear.


I die cut the panel using one of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle dies and mounted it to a black cardstock mat.  I spattered the background with gold ink and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

The words "Let it Snow" were die cut from white card stock and the shadow from black cardstock.  I glued the words to the shadow die cut and glued it to the center of the card front.

Next, I adhered the black sentiment strip underneath the "Let it Snow" words.


To finish the card, I added some Fairy Drops to the center of the snowflakes.

That's it for today!  have a great day and thanks for stopping by!






Mon 23

Snowy Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a snowflake card using a resist embossing technique.  

Snow normal

Stamp and heat emboss with an A2 size white panel and silver embossing powder using the Aurora Snowflake stamp.  Ink mush using Distress Oxide inks, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch.  Make sure to heat set in between each color.  Start with the latest to the darkest.  Only add a little of the Blueprint Sketch color.  Wipe off any of the ink off the snowflakes when complete.  Take the Snow flurries stencils and use shimmer texture paste.  I have a very old Pearlesent paste from Dreamweaver.  There are similar products on the market.  

Snowday upclose

Trim down the inked panel at an angle at the top.  Adhere the snowy panel to a A2 size panel made from a matching color from the Stormy Blue paper pad.  Stamp and white heat emboss the LET IT SNOW sentiment from Birch Press Designs Glad Tidings stamp set, on the blue paper at the same angle.  Add a strip of silver paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad. 

Snow with product

Anne Signature







Mon 18

Snowy Scene Christmas Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  It is an exciting day!  Christmas 2023 release is here!!! it is my favorite time of the year.  I have a snow globe tag card today.  There is so many different products released and I couldn't help but us a lot of them.  



Stamp the Aurora Snowflake on a 4" x 5 1/4" white card stock with VersaMark ink.  Heat emboss using a clear glitter embossing powder.  

Globe Tag:

Die cut the 3rd from largest Nest Globes die from white card stock.  Ink blend using Fresh Ink Silicone Blue.  Add snow bu using the Snow Flurries stencil and white texture base on the top 2/3 of the tag.  Let dry.  Use a hole punch to add a hole at the top center of the tag.  Die cut the Winter Tree Arch from Kraft card stock.  Add some shading using Vintage Photo Distress ink. Add dries white glue to the tops of the tree and then cover with Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  Let dry Die cut the Winter Tree Arch from white card stock and trim off the trees.  Ink with VersaMark ink and heat embossing using the same embossing power as for the background.  Adhere the Winter Tree Arch to the tag and then the snow bank on top of the trees.  Add foam tape to the back.



Die cut the deer from the Snowglobe Backer die set from Kraft card stock.  Add shading using Vintage Photo Distress ink.  Use a white gel pen to the ears, tail and upper back.  Use a black gel pen for the eye, nose, and hooves.  Glue the antlers to the of the head.


Die cut the Small Poinsettia Layers from a light pink card stock.  Ink blend from the center out and in the cuts with Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink.  Also ink the outline circle die cut with the same ink and adhere to the hole in the tag. Die cut the center and Classic Pine Needle Sprigs from  shiny gold paper in the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Adhere the layers of the poinsettia.



Adhere the background panel to a A2 Kraft card.  Ink up bakers twine with Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink. Let dry.  Tie to the top of the tag. Adhere the tape to the center with the foam tape.  Adhere the dear to the upper center of the snow bank.  Adhere the pine needle sprigs and poinsettia to the lower left side of the tag.  Add a Rose Greeting tab to the lower right hand side.





Sat 29

Autumn Pumpkin Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello!  Today I have two cards made with the newly released "Autumn Pumpkin" and "Layered Greenery Stem" dies sets from Memory Box.  

My first card is in non-traditional fall colors as I made this card using some papers in my favorite shades.  I used "Delicate Pastel Glitter" paper pad along with the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror" paper pad and cut both sets of dies from the turquoise colors.  The greenery stems are cut so you can layer a dark and light on the right side or the left depending on the die.  This gives them lots of dimension.  Here's another look:

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I didn't have the exact ink color to stamp the sentiment so I double stamped it using a green and a blue ink from my stash to get it as close as I could.  The sentiment is from a clear stamps set called "Halloween Pumpkins" also from Memory Box.  I finished this card by adding a few matching gems.  Here's one last look:

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Now for my 2nd card I used a more traditional color palette.  This time I used the following paper pads:
"Rainbow Reflections" 
"Sunny Days" and 
"Lush Green"
I also used the Hot Foil plate "Rectangle Double Border" as a die to cut the thin black border frame.

Orange 2

I used both larger and smaller gems and jewels in fall colors and stamped the sentiment from the same "Halloween Pumpkins" stamp set in black ink.  Here's a closer look.

Orange 2

I layered the stem and leaves with the regular green card stock and the mirror card stock to give a cool effect.  Here's one last look.

Orange 2
I hope you like my cards for today and will check out this release.  There's some adorable dies you can use for fall and Halloween cards as well as everyday cards too.
Thanks for stopping by!