25 posts categorized "Plaid"

07/26/2021

Mon 26

Eucalyptus Collage with Delicate Wreath for a Trio of Hello Cards
by Anne Thompson

Eventually I am going to run out of plaid paper...but not today!  I love mixing up Memory Box plaids with Memory Box dots and Memory Box solid cardstock collections as well as thinking up ways to use dies in new combinations.  Today's three cards involve all of those as I pulled plaids and dot papers from my odds and ends box to make three cards.

Here's a look at the first card.

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Card Two

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  • Pale green dot paper to cover front of white notecard
  • Green cardstock from LUSH GREEN 6X6 PACK SP1003 for the Eucalyptus Collage; note the changed orientation of the cut out this time
  • Green plaid for the Delicate Wreath and the Hello Streamlined Script
  • Fairy Jewels

Card Three

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  • Green plaid to cover the front of a white notecard and for the Hello Streamlined Script
  • A different green plaid for the Eucalyptus Collage 
  • Solid green cardstock from the Lush Green Collection for the Delicate Wreath
  • Fairy Jewels applied to the wreath this time

Three cards I can send any time!  Adding the Delicate Wreath to the Eucalyptus Collage brings more dimension and interest to that image. Using plaid papers that have the gold stripes and Fairy Jewels bring on the bling.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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07/19/2021

Mon 19

Twilight Purple and Violet Madras Plaid Floral Chain Thank You Notes
by Anne Thompson

I needed some thank you notes and made a trio of them this week using Twilight Purple cardstocks, Violet Madras Plaid papers, the Floral Chain and Thank You Streamlined Script dies, and some clear Fairy Jewels.

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materials used

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to make these cards

  • Cover the fronts of white notecards with purple cardstocks from the Twilight Purple paper pad.
  • Die cut several of the FLORAL CHAIN from a variety of the purple cardstocks.
  • Die cut several of the FLORAL CHAIN  and THANK YOU STREAMLINED SCRIPT from a variety of the violet plaids from the Madras Plaid paper pad.
  • Stack one of the plaid floral chains on top of one of the purple cardstock floral chains offset a bit and add it to the front of the notecard with foam dimensional dots.
  • Add a separate flower cut from a cardstock chain to the center of one of the flowers with a Glue Dot.
  • Add three clear Fairy Jewels to the center of each flower.
  • Add the Thank You Streamlined Script on the lower right front of the card and three more clear Fairy Jewels. (I used a Glue Pen.)

Here's a closer look at each of the three cards.

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These cards came together quickly assembly-line style once I had everything die cut.  And I still have more of everything die cut and filed in clear storage pouches (Medium Storage Pouch pack of 50 SB10020) with each die.  Did you know that Memory Box makes both clear and colored storage pouches (six colors!) and magnet sheets?  If you look at the Memory Box catalog under Storage, you will find three sizes of each!  These are what I am using now to organize all of my dies and stamp sets in little boxes by release name/date.  What kind of a storage system do you have for your dies and stamp sets?

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

07/02/2021

Fri 02

A Little Sparkle Project
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy 4th of July weekend!  Today's project is a fun way to use leftover scraps of paper that we all have!

I started by going through my scrap basket and pulled some red, white and blue papers. 

Next, I tore them into strips, added some ink and stamping accents to give them some interest.

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I cut a 5" x 7" background piece of cardstock to get an idea of how big to make my woven piece. Once I created the piece, I glued it to the background paper and spattered it with white and black inks.

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Next, I die cut the solid stars and frame using the Shining Star Die set.  I inked the large solid star with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink. 

I glued some black thread to the back of the large solid star and used foam tape to adhere it to the background. Next, I glued the other stars to the project.

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To finish the project I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to glue it to the background. 

Since I don't really send out 4th of July cards, I thought I would turn this into a home decor item.

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I hope everyone has fun 4th!  Thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

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06/28/2021

Mon 28

Hearts and Flowers
by Anne Thompson

Hearts and Flowers...for any occasion any day of the year!

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Materials Used

  • SLIM PINPOINT HEART PLATE 94550
  • CREAM WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44002
  • DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94359
  • DREAMY FREESIA 94476
  • BERRY RED CARDSTOCK COLLECTION SP1001
  • LUSH GREEN CARDSTOCK COLLECTION SP1003
  • CHRISTMAS PLAID PP1009

the dies

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This is the first card I made:

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my steps to make this card

  • die cut the Dreamy Freesia three times from green plaid paper
  • choose a coordinating green cardstock and cover the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Slim Pinpoint Heart Frame from the CreamWoodgrain Paper and trim it to fit the length of the card before adding it on top of the green cardstock
  • cut a bunch of hearts from Cream Woodgrain Paper using the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies
  • glue the freesia stems behind one of the hearts so that the flowers pop out of it and add a narrow strip of the same green cardstock behind the flowering heart then add to the card front
  • stack two of the smallest hearts and add to the narrow green strip

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The other two cards are similar except that I added a coordinating large plaid heart behind the flower bouquet heart on each one.  The card on the left has three freesia stems and the red one on the right has only two with a small white heart "hidden" behind them.

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

 

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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06/21/2021

Mon 21

Male Birthday Mail
by Anne Thompson

Today I made more guy cards, this time specifically for birthdays...Male Birthday Mail!

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Materials Used

to make this card

  • cut the plaid paper to cover the front of the notecard
  • cut a smaller piece of red cardstock to use as a mat and add it to the front of the card
  • emboss the Toolshed image onto the cream woodgrain paper
  • lightly drag the ink pad over the top of the embossed image to add a bit of color to highlight the tools
  • trim this embossed image down to fit on the mat, leaving a narrow edge of the red exposed
  • cut the Birthday Mail background from a scrap of the red cardstock and the detailed letters from a scrap of the plaid...I found it helpful to add Scor-Tape on the back of the plaid paper to make it easier to place those letters on the background piece.
  • adhere the sentiment to the card front and add a tiny gem to dot the i

Here are the three cards I made...one using the cream woodgrain paper (shown above), one using the KRAFT WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44003, and one using the WHITE WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44002.

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For the kraft paper card I used a larger piece of the woodgrain paper to cover the card front as well as embossing another piece with the toolshed folder.  I also used a brown cardstock from the EARTH NEUTRAL COLLECTION SP1009 as a mat for the embossed image and for the Birthday Mail background.

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I love the texture of the woodgrain papers and the way the woodgrain highlights embossed images especially when I use ink direct-to-paper on the embossing.  Cool! 

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

06/12/2021

Sat 12

Floral and Plaid Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a fun floral birthday card using lots of dies, some plaid paper, along with clear drops!  I loved putting this card together and plan to send it to a special friend!

The rectangle layers include white card stock die cut with the "Leaf Pinpoint Die" then with one of the "Wrapped Stitched" rectangle die, black card stock and plaid paper. On top of that I added flowers and greenery cut with spring release dies, "Daisy Stems", "Dreamy Freesia" and "Lavender Stems" dies. The were cut from colored card stock from Memory Box and inked with Distress Inks and added highlights made with Zig Clean Color markers.

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The sentiment is from "Reverse Big & Little Words" and the center of the flowers have the new "Clear Fairy Drops" in the largest size. I love the way they look on cards! Here's one last look at my card:

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Hope you like my floral birthday card for today! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angiesignature

 

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06/10/2021

Thu 10

Summer Scene – Grand Tulip Shell and Marina Sailboats by Jean Okimoto

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Looking for some inspiration for June's Feeling Blue Challenge?  Set a watercolored Grand Tulip Shell and plaid-sailed Marina Sailboat afloat on a soft blue background for a summer-y all-occasion card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an Under the Sea Collection idea for you. 

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Cut the solid Grand Tulip Shell background from watercolored paper speckled with drops of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Pressure-emboss it with the detailed Grand Tulip Shell die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine. Cut the detailed overlay from the light gold 6x6 Polished Foil Pack sheet.

Cut the large Marina Sailboat from the light beige 6x6 sheet in the Earth Neutral Collection.  Cut the sails from the 6x6 Spring Plaid sheet.

Cut Ocean Porthole with the pale blue 6x6 sheet in the Stormy Blue Collection.

Cut a medium blue 6x6 Stormy Blue Collection sheet in half.  Cut the halves with the 2nd-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Trim and tape them together to form a 7-½" long rectangle  - have the pieces meet about 2-½" from the left edge where the seam will be hidden by the shell.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-⅝") - place the sailboat so it appears to be floating on the stitched line.  Add the pale orange/yellow jewels.

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Combine soft colors and bold diecuts on generously-sized slimline cards to balance the design elements.  Chose a rainbow of  pastels for the shell and pick a matching Spring Plaid sheet for the sails.  Enjoy creating your version of nautical designs in your favorite colors!

Thanks for visiting  - see you again this weekend...

Jeansignature-3

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06/07/2021

Mon 07

The Blooming Sweet Pea Blues
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time on this hot steamy day playing with the Blooming Sweet Pea Embossing Folder EF 1020, using watercolors, using colored pencils, and using patterned papers.  This is one of the watercolor cards:

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For this card I embossed the image on some of the Memory Box White Woodgrain Paper SH44001 and painted it with the lightest blue in my Kuretake watercolor paints.  Starting with a white notecard and Scor-Tape, I layered on a panel of light blue cardstock from the Stormy Blue Collection SP1006, then added a smaller panel of light blue plaid paper before securing the floral panel on top.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this embossing folder!

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So then I went a little crazy experimenting with more embossed images, first with a more diluted overall watercolor on watercolor paper:

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Then I used Prismacolor pencils:

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and I tried the embossing folder on several printed papers:

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I haven't decided which of the Memory Box floral dies I might use on top of the embossed flowers or whether I will use them as they are or which stamped sentiments I might add to the front or inside of each card.  I love that this embossed image can be used for so many different occasions and I am happy to have these on hand for whatever comes up.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

05/03/2021

Mon 03

Stripes, Dots, Christmas Plaids, Waves, and Swimming Creatures in Bubble Coral Collages
by Anne Thompson

I had a lot of fun creating these little underwater Bubble Coral Collage scene cards:IMG_3121-ink

I began with four white notecards and these paper pads:

and the WAVES EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1013 and the BUBBLE CORAL COLLAGE 94562.

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I selected papers that I thought would look interesting when embossed with the Waves folder and made quite a few. Then I selected colors of Stripes and Dots that I thought would look like good underwater colors and cut several of the Bubble Coral Collages and the separate coral pieces in that set.

The next step was to choose solid cardstocks from these two pads:

and then I cut multiples of the SCHOOL OF FISH 94570 and SEA CREATURES 94564 from the three colors I chose.

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The fun part was mixing up the various elements to create the four cards, assembling the larger paper layers with Scor-Tape, using Glue Dots to attach the single coral pieces, and adhering the swimmers with Glue Dots and dimensional foam dots.

Close-Ups:

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Who would have thought that Christmas Plaids would make such cool waves?!  To finish each card I added just a few FAIRY JEWELS in brights, pastels, or clear that coordinated best with the colors in each card and placed them in the tiniest bubbles.

I'm thinking these will make great Father's Day cards or cards to send to guy friends for any occasion...just add an appropriate sentiment to each one before signing and popping into an envelope.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature