Fri 22

Adhere, Emboss and Add Gloss by Jean Okimoto

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Combine two great new greetings from our Spring Cheer Collection with the bold and beautiful blossom from January's Anemone Collection.  It's a spring mix of big, little, pastel, bright, plaid, solid, glossy, metallic and matte...all on one card!  Hi, Jean here with a very layered design today.

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We're using 3 consecutive sizes of the Square Basics dies to frame and highlight the anemone.  Cut a lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the 2-¾" square die.  Cut a light lavender 6x6 with the 3" square die.  Cut the lavender + gold Anemone Plaid 6x6 with the 3-¼" square die.

Cut the White Anemone Rub On - leave a generous margin around it.  Carefully remove the paper liner.  Tap the design onto the 3" square.  Place it between 2 sheets of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine using the plates you'd use for basic diecutting.  Carefully remove the frosty plastic liner.

Adhere a 1" x 2-¾" piece of ScoreTape to a dark purple sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection.  Cut the Friend Daily Script background.

Cut detailed Friend Daily Script layer from the light lavender sheet - keep the semi-circle for the top of the "e" and the oval for the "d" for the next step.  Save the letters for another project.

Attach the diecut to the adhesive-covered background - save the tape liner.  Add the saved semi-circle and oval.  Use the saved liner to press the diecuts firmly onto the adhesive.  Cover the greeting with detail clear embossing powder, tap off the excess,  and carefully heat-emboss the greeting.  It's adhered, embossed and glossy!

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Attach the squares to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape near the top corners of the squares for extra lift.  

Attach a precut embossed greeting from the new Thank You Foil Greetings White Tabs, then add "friend."  The 40-piece foil greetings tab set includes 4 each of 10 great designs ranging from bold and elegant to delicate and contemporary.  There's a greeting for everyone!

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

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Thu 21

Spring Bird Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a happy spring birthday card featuring the new Sitting Sparrow die.  I am loving all the layering birds and creating differs cards with them.  They are easy to color and layer for a beautiful look. 

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Bird:

Die cut the Sitting Sparrow from white card stock.  Ink blend using a small blending brush and Distress Oxide inks in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Scorched Timber.  Use the lighter color first as on the bottom layers and the darker colors for the top layers.  For the beak use Oxide Squeezed Lemonade. Use a black gel pen to dolor in the eye.  Adhere the layers together with glue.

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Flowers:

Die cut the Clara Blooms from white card stock.  Ink blend with small blending brush and Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade for the center and Broken Glass and Milled Lavender.  for the flower ink blend heavy on the end with Broken Glass then ink blend from the end to the middle of petal with Milled Lavender. Shape the flowers using your fingers and then adhere together using the envelope as a guide.

Branch:

Die cut the Magnolia Leaf Branch from white card stock.  ink lend with a small blending brush and Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and Scorched Timber for the branch and Peeled Paint and Scorched Timber for the leaves.

Assembly:

Make a 6" x 4" white card.  Trim a light blue paper from the Lagoon paper ad to 6" x 3" and had to the center of the card using foam tape.  Cut and adhere 1/8" strips of gold card stock from the Rainbow Reflection Mirror pad.  Adhere the branch and leaves across the front of the card.  Adhere the flowers to each side and the bird to the upper center of the branch.   Adhere a Happy Birthday white circle tab to the lower left side.

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Wed 20

Easter & Thanks You Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with another Easter card and a bonus thank you card featuring products from the latest release.  For this first Easter card,  I used the Woven Basket of Eggs die set with the new Festive Bunny die set.

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I cut everything from white cardstock except the eggs which I cut from the same scraps of patterned paper that I used for the red plaid and green on the bunny's jacket.  I inked all the pieces and colored them with Distress Inks. 

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The Happy Easter is a new die called "Happy Easter Dover Script" and I cute 3 white ones and inked the top one with Fired Brick red ink.  To make the border around the card I masked off the edge and added more red ink, then added small white dots with a gel pen.  Here's one last look at my first card:

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Now on to my 2nd card for today! 

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This card features the new Clara Blooms die set along with the Thank You Daily Script die set.  I used Distress Inks and colored pencils to color the die cuts on this one, then arranged them on the card front.  Easy and quick!  Here's a closer look:

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I love how this turned out, clean and simple!  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today!  I hope I've inspired you with these two cards!   Thanks for stopping by!

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Tue 19

A Little Bit of Plaid by Jean Okimoto

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A little plaid goes a long way as an accent between two White Anemone Rub-Ons.  The pale blue background intensifies the shades of blue on the rub-on transfers.  Hi - Happy Spring!  Jean here with a simple floral design for the first day of spring.

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Cut a pale blue 6x6 from the Stormy Blue Collection with the 2-¾" x 4" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the anemone rub-on from the White Anemone Rub-On Set - leave a generous margin around the design.  

Carefully remove the paper backing.  Gently tap the design onto the blue rectangle.  Place it between two layers of printer paper and roll it through a diecut machine using the same plates you'd use to diecut.  Carefully remove the frosty plastic liner.

Trim the left edge of the rectangle using the long edge of a large die from the die set.  Cut another rectangle with the 1-½" x 2-¾" die and transfer a small single flower from the rub-ons set.

Cut a diagonal pale blue/lavender Anemone Plaid 6x6 with the 2-¾" x 4" die.

Cut the background of the new Just a Hello Posh Script die from the pale blue 6x6 used for the rub-ons.  Spritz both sides with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss it using the detailed greeting die and the plate(s) required for your machine.

Cut a medium blue/lavender 6x6 from the Ocean Blue Collection with the detailed die.  Attach the detailed layer - it'll fit snugly into the debossed background.

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

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

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Sun 17

Sitting Sparrows Under the Berry Branches and Leaves
by Anne Thompson

I wanted to use the Sitting Sparrow die for today's card from the newest collection, 2024 Spring Cheer, because it was one I hadn't yet tried.

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I began by die cutting the SITTING SPARROW 94724 twice using two colors of blue card stock from the LAGOON SOLID CORE CARD STOCK PACK SP1010.

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I used a fingertip dauber to add a bit of Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to the various bird parts and colored the bird beaks with an orange marker.  I assembled two birds, one with the lighter blue body and darker blue accents and the other vice versa.  The embossed areas on the bodies make it easy to add the wings in the correct position.  I added tiny blue BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003 for eyes.

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Next I die cut the BERRY BRANCHES AND LEAVES 94704 from a bright green paper from the GREENERY SOLID CORE CARD STOCK PACK SP1011.  I added bright green Fairy Jewels (from the same set--JWL003) where the berries would go.

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I used a lighter blue card stock from the Lagoon pack and one of the larger NESTED GLOBES 94532 to cut a shape to anchor all of the images I'd cut and assembled.  I chose the SNOW FLURRIES STENCIL 88626 and the Peacock Feathers ink to add some interest to the shape.

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To assemble the card, I started with a white horizontal side-fold note card and inked around the edges using a fingertip dauber and the Peacock Feathers ink.  I added the globe shape with the flat edge aligned with the fold on the notecard.  I used a glue pen to attach the branches and leaves at the top edge of the dot-stenciled shape.  I popped the birds on using dimensional foam circles.

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One of my neighbors had bluebirds in her yard the other day, so I might have to send her this card.  A great design for any season--just change up the paper and Fairy Jewel selections!  I'll add an appropriate sentiment on the inside--there are so many good ones to choose from in the Spring Cheer Collection--dies, stamps, and foil greetings tabs.  

Happy Crafting!

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Sat 16

Sitting Sparrow in Blooms
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.   With spring about to officially arrive in a few days, I have a spring card to share today featuring the Sitting Sparrow, Clara Blooms, and Berry Branches and Leaves craft dies from last month’s 2024 Spring Cheer collection.

Once again, all pieces were die cut from white.  The sparrow and blooms were ink blended with browns and turquoise dye inks, respectively.  The leaves were colored with Copic Sketch markers (YG07/09, G09, BG05).   Left the berry branches white.

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The background was created by ink blending two gradient colors of green dye inks to give a spotlight effect.  For some interest and texture, splattered it with diluted white and black gouache paint.  Die cut the sentiment from black glossy paper and its shadow from white, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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That does it for my card.   Thank yij for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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Fri 15

Reverse-Stenciling on Vellum by Jean Okimoto

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Send springtime hugs with a reverse-stenciled Cheerful Floral vellum design from our Spring Cheer Collection.  Hi, Jean here with an easy way to add spring pastels to stamped images.

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Prep heavy white vellum with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of powder.  Stamp the Cheerful Floral design with VersaMark.  

I usually hide inky stencils - or at least clean them - but they're shown here because I used them in reverse to color the reverse side of the embossed design. Lay the stamped side of the vellum on a darker piece of cardboard for visibility.  Reverse-stenciling also protects the white embossing from ink stains and scratches.

Flip the stencils over and sponge or brush the reversed image with Brilliance inks.  Pearlescent Coral, Pearlescent Orchid, Pearlescent Orange, Pearlescent Lime and Sunflower Yellow were used here. The six smallest blossoms have some separate petals for different colors - I used Pearlescent Orange for all of the petals.

My Brilliance inkpads might be older than you are - but they're still great for stenciling after many years of use and occasional re-inking.  Wish they'd add some new colors!

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Let the inks airdry.  Cut it with the stamp set's matching die.  Here's a tip...leave some un-taped edges near the bottom to give the die some wiggle-room as it goes through the machine.  

Cut Cream Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) with the 3-¼" x 4-½" A2 Rectangle Frames Die.

Stamp the greeting on natural cardstock with Pearlescent Lime and dry the ink.  Cut it with the die that's also included in the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set.  Cut another background and layer it for dimension.

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Stamp the rest of the greeting inside the card.

Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for the "hugs."  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  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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Thu 14

Hatching Bird Easter Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have an Easter card with a focal image of the hatching baby bird and its mother.  In this design I kept to only 3 colors and with lots of ink blended die cut layers on a diagonal. 

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Spray Distress Scorched Timber spray stain 7 inches of  Idea-ology Mummy Cloth.  Let dry.  From heavy white card stock die cut 3 Clara Blooms sets, 3 Leaf Bunches, 1 Birds Nest, 1 of the right facing Nestled Chickadee Duo, 1 Bundled Bird, 2 Lavender Bouquet, the 3 larges egg for the Half a Dozen Eggs, and 2 of the smaller flowers from Charlotte Blooms and Leaves.  

Flowers:

Ink blend Distress Chipped Sapphire the Clara Blooms flowers from the end of the petal heavy and fading only half way down the petal. For the center lightly ink blend using Distress Scorched Timber.  Ink blend the Charlotte Blooms flowers with Chipped Sapphire heavy at the tip of the petal and fade out to the end of the petal. Use the Scorched Timber to ink blend the top of the flowers.  Ink blend the Lavender Bouquet lightly with Chipped Sapphire. Lightly ink blend the bottom of the lavender with Distress Pine Needle and then Scorched Timber.

Leaves:

Ink blend the leaves from Clara Blooms and Leaf Bunches and ink blend heavy on the stem and leaf base out to the end of lead using Distress Pine Needle and the Scorched Timber.  Take the edge of a flat bending brush or a smaller ink blending tool and add darker ink streaks from the edge to center.    Add Scorched Timber to the center of the leaves.  

Birds, Egg, and Nest:

Ink blend the top layer of the Birds Nest with Distress Antique Linen, blending heavier at the sides.  Then ink blend with Gathered Twigs at the sides.  Ink blend the middle layer using Antique Linen then Gathered Twigs heavy at the side.  Ink blend the bottom layer using Gathered Twigs, blending heavy on the sides.  Ink blend with Scorched Timber on sides and back side of the nest.  For the Nested Chickadee ink blend with Chip Sapphire for the top and chest.  Ink blend the eye and beak using Scorched Timber heavily and then the body lightly.  For the Bundled Bird ink blend the eye and beak with Scorched Timber.  Ink blend the top piece with Chipped Sapphire.  For the top feather ink blend heavy from the tips and lighter to the top with Chipped Sapphire and then just the tips of feather with Scorched Timber.  For the bottom feather medium ink blend Chipped Sapphire medium from the tips to lighter.  Do the same technique to the the tail feathers.  Lightly ink blend the body with Scorched Timber around the tail and head to chest.   Cut the top portion of the egg off and fussy cut 2 small triangles into the top.  Ink blend lightly from the outside to center with Pine Needle than Chipped Sapphire.  Splatter with Scorched Timber.

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Adhere all the die cut pieces flat using the envelope as guides.  Adhere the Chickadee behind the egg.

Die cut Easter from the Happy Easter Curled Scripted 3 times from heavy white card stock and adhere together.  Cut Happy from the Happy Birthday Foil Greeting White Tab.  

Lightly ink blend an 5" x 7" white card using Distress Chipped Sapphire from the center to the right top corner to the bottom left corner.  Fading out to the edges.  Adhere the mummy cloth in a diagonal from top right to bottom left, bunching up in the center.  Adhering the leaves and flowers next.  Adhere the Bundled Bird, the nest and then the bird in the egg into the next.  Adhere any left over leaves and mummy cloth to fill in empty spaces.  Adhere the sentiment to the top of the next.  Ink splatter with Scorch Timber.  Add Fairy Drops to the background paper.

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Tue 12

3D Embossed Window Card by Jean Okimoto

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Add texture and dimension to a spring-themed window card with 3D embossing and iridescent glittered heat embossing.  Hi, Jean here with a monochromatic design from our Spring Cheer Collection.

There are several techniques here and it sounds complicated - but once you've made the card you'll be able to use the process with several Memory Box 3D Embossing Folder and Die sets.

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Cut a sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set.  Place the blossom die - from the Cheerful Floral 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set -  over the blossom on the top section of the folder.   Place the A2 rectangle face-down over the die.  Raise the bottom section of the folder up to  close the folder - keep it tightly-closed so the die doesn't move.  Turn everything over all at once.  Carefully open the folder and tape the die to the rectangle.  Diecut the blossom and remove it from the design.

Spritz both sides of the remaining rectangle with a light mist of water.  Place the rectangle on the bottom section of the folder - align the blossom "window"  with the design. Run it through the diecut machine using the plate(s) required for 3D folders.

Use a soft rubber brayer and a clean VersaMark inkpad to ink the blossom area on the top section of the folder.  Spritz the blossom diecut with water and align it over the blossom on the bottom section of the folder.  Close the folder and run it through the machine.  The blossom diecut will be embossed and inked with the VersaMark.  Quickly heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent MBoss embossing powder.  It's a detail clear embossing powder with specks of iridescent glitter.  

Daub the center with Sunflower Yellow Brilliance.

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Cut, score and fold a side-folded white A2 card.  Lay the embossed rectangle over the front of the card and slide the blossom die between the rectangle and card front.  Align it with the cutout.  Remove the rectangle, tape the die to the card and diecut the matching window on the card front.

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Attach the blossom inside the card by passing it through the window.  Attach purple Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Stamp the greeting - from the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set - on a sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection with Electric Purple Radiant Neon.  Heat-set the ink.  Cut it with the matching die from the stamp set.

 It's easier than it sounds here...trust me!  

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

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Mon 11

Clara Blooms Thank You Card
by Theary Chea

Hello, and welcome back to the blog. My name is Theary, and I am sharing a stunning thank you card with some of the fantastic products from the spring release. So, let's get started. 

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I trimmed the SH44003 Kraft Woodgrain Paper Pack to 4 inches by 5.25 inches. I added some interest using a blending brush and brown ink to the left side of the cardstock. I matted the cardstock onto a sheet of pattern paper from PP1021 Magnolia Plaid Paper Pack that I trimmed to fit an A2-sized card base. 

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Using 94724 Sitting Sparrow and 94688 Clara Blooms, I cut that out of white-colored cardstock using my die-cutting machine. I later used alcohol markers to color each die-cut piece. I adhered it to the card panel using a combination of liquid adhesive and foam squares. 

I die-cutted 94655 Thank You Daily Script out of SH44004 Glossy Black Cardstock. And adhered to the card panel using liquid adhesive. 

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I  added a few embellishments from CRY101 Autumn Fairy Crystals to add some texture. To finalize the card design, I adhered it to a top folding card base and added details with a white gel pen. 

And that is it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial and get crafty in your craft space. Until next time! 

Have a wonderful day,

Theary Chea



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