15 posts categorized "Plaid"

04/19/2021

Mon 19

UNDER THE SEA new release Today!
by Anne Thompson

Hooray!!!  Today is the day that we can begin to share projects made with the newest Memory Box release.  UNDER THE SEA is the theme and you are going to LOVE everything about this collection!  I immediately fell in love with the jellyfish so you will see them featured on the cards I made for today.

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There are three layers I added to each white notecard--embossed waves, a kelp collage, and two jellyfish.

For the WAVES layer...

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The first layer features the new embossing folder WAVES EF1013.  For the card on the left I used a lovely blue paper from the FRESH AQUA COLLECTION SP1004 which I trimmed to 5 1/4 X 4.  For the card on the right I used one of the blue plaids from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 and trimmed the paper to cover the entire front of the notecard.

For the KELP COLLAGE layer...

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I cut the KELP COLLAGE 94561 from coordinating blue plaids from the Madras papers, trimmed them down a bit, and added them over the waves using Scor-Tape.

For the JELLYFISH layer...

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I made lots of jellyfish using the GRACEFUL JELLYFISH die 94574, cutting  them first from a variety of blue plaids from the Madras Plaid papers and then from several blue papers in the TWINKLING JEWEL GLITTER PAD GP1003.  I cut their "caps" from several blue foil papers in the POLISHED FOIL PAD FP1001 which I attached with Scor-Tape.  I selected two for each card securing them with foam dots and weaving their tendrils among the kelp fronds.

Here's another look at the two cards:

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And then for something in another colorway...

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I think there will be jellyfish popping up on a lot of my summer cards!

I can't wait to see what others on the Design Team share in the coming days!  Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

04/12/2021

Mon 12

Nested Globes + Seed Stems/Layered Daisies + Glade Butterfly = 2 Just a Note Cards
by Anne Thompson

I ended up with two Just a Note cards for this post that each began with plaid papers and Nested Globes cut from watercolored papers, plaid papers, foil papers, and glitter papers and accented with Glade Butterflies and Seed Stems or Layered Daisies.

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Without a design in mind for a finished card, I started with two pieces of Memory Box Open Studio WATERCOLOR PAPER WP101 and watercolor pencils in shades of green and blue.  I oriented one paper vertically and the other horizontally, painting blue "sky" and green "grass".  Using the set of NESTED GLOBES 94532 I cut globes of different sizes from each of those papers.

My next step was to cut more globes in a variety of sizes from a variety of papers--a blue/green plaid from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014, blue foil from POLISHED FOIL PAD FP1001, light green glitter paper from GRACEFUL GARDEN GLITTER PAD GP1002, and bright blue glitter paper from TWINKLING JEWEL GLITTER PAD GP1003.

I then cut one of the small SEED STEMS 94534 from a scrap of the paper I had watercolored and two more from some scrap plaid paper.  I cut the detailed GLADE BUTTERFLY 94578 from another watercolor leftover piece and from some of the light green glitter paper and cut the solid one from blue foil paper. And I made several of the LAYERED DAISIES 94472 from plaid paper scraps.

Then I was ready to start to put a card or two together from the bits I had assembled in a pile on my work table.

Card One

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  • For this card I started with a white notecard and covered the front with a piece of plaid paper. 
  • Then I added these paper layers--a large globe from my vertical watercolored paper, a smaller blue foil globe, a smaller plaid globe, and an even smaller globe from my horizontal watercolored paper. 
  • Next I added the Seed Stems, gluing down just the stems with colored gems in the seedy centers. 
  • I used a Glue Dot to secure the detailed painted butterfly to the foil one underneath and added a gem to its center.  I used another Glue Dot to attach it to the card.
  • I die cut the base for JUST A NOTE POSH SCRIPT 94527 from more of the blue foil and the detailed lettering from a plaid paper scrap.

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Card Two

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  • Again I started with a white notecard and covered the front with plaid paper.
  • I chose two of the large glitter paper globes, one light green and one blue, and inverted them before stacking them on the front of the card, using Scor-Tape to secure them in place.
  • I added two of the LAYERED DAISIES 94472 on the left edge of the blue globe and adhered blue plaid gems in their centers.
  • I used a Glue Dot to attach the Glade Butterfly and put a blue gem on its body and pulled the wings up a bit for added dimension.
  • I cut the base for Just a Note from a scrap of the green glitter paper and the detailed words from a scrap of the card background plaid paper.

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This was very much a "let's see what I can make from this pile of stuff" process of card-making.  Starting out I knew I wanted to watercolor with my watercolor pencils and I wanted to do something with the Nested Globes, but I did not have a clear vision beyond that.  And in the end I really like these cards.  The foil paper and gems on the first card and the glitter paper on the second really pop.  Do you always start with a clear idea in mind or do you collect a bunch of stuff and see what happens?

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

04/11/2021

Sun 11

Spritz, Sponge and Speckle a Slimline Birthday Card by Jean Okimoto

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Need a birthday card idea?  Here's a spring birthday greeting in pinks and greens.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with techniques for weekend crafting.

Spritz both sides of Open Studio Watercolor Paper lightly with water.  Attach the Stained Glass Floral die to the smoother side of the paper.  Pressure-emboss it with the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

Cut Stained Glass Floral again from printer paper - we're using the 3 large offcuts to mask the uninked sections of the watercolor paper.  (You can also mask the very small triangle at the bottom...I didn't!)  Lightly tape the offcuts to mask areas around the embossed design.  Have a double layer of paper towel nearby.

Hold the offcuts down with a stylus or skewer and sponge the embossed sections with flamingo kitsch and twisted citron Distress Oxides.  Carefully remove the offcuts and spritz the inked design with just enough water so the inks start moving and filling the embossed sections.  Blot the excess ink with the paper towel.  Heat-set the inks.  Diecut it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  

Flick specks of diluted flamingo kitsch ink around the embossed design.

Cut the pink and green Spring Plaid Slim sheet with the 2-¼ x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a ¾" x 3-½" strip of the lime green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Attach both pieces to a pale sage slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Attach the embossed square.

Diecut Stained Glass Floral from a sheet in the 6x6 Lush Green Collection - leave it in the die.  Attach narrow strips of lined doublestick tape - like Diecut'nBond or Scor-Tape - along the outer edges and run it through the machine again to cut the tape.  Leave it in the die and remove the offcuts and tape liner pieces.  Flip the diecut (still in the die) over onto the watercolor paper.  Press it firmly to transfer and adhere the diecut onto the watercolor paper.   Carefully remove the die.

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Cut the Birthday Mail background from another 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet. Cut the delicate Birthday Mail overlay from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  You can either save and attach the very, very tiny piece that dots the "i" - or punch a ¼" dot of the pink glittered sheet and attach it behind the tiny hole on the green diecut. Option #2 is much easier!  Punch 3 more dots and attach them on the left side.

Thanks for following this long, detailed process - it's a lot easier than it sounds!  Hope you'll try this idea with similar Memory Box dies and your favorite colors.

Have a great Sunday - see you again on Thursday...

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03/31/2021

Wed 31

Hugs Bunny by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate friendship with a felt Bunny Face and big hugs spelled out in bold Wooden Alpha letters.  Madras Plaid Coral and Green prints are great throughout the year - and are a perfect match for the new Berry Red and Lush Green 6x6 Collections.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a spring-ish design that would work throughout the year.

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Here's a tip for selecting and diecutting the perfect section of printed papers for your design.  Diecut scrap paper in a contrasting color - then use the offcut as a template to find the right area to cut.  Attach the template to the printed paper, place the die into the cutout and diecut exactly what you need.  No guessing required!

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Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to gray felt and diecut the main Bunny Face section.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps glues from soaking through.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eyes.  

Cut the outer ears from one of the coral Madras Plaid sheets.  Cut the layered face section from the gray dotted Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6.  Punch a ¼" dot of pink cardstock from the Berry Red Collection and attach it behind the notched area on the face section.  (A fidgety little detail...but it makes a big difference.)

Cut the Wooden Alpha H, G and S from the pink cardstock too.  I think Bunny Face looks (vaguely) like the letter U - hope you agree!

Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼ x 2-¼"  Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Trim (or mask) the bottom of the "sending love" clear stamp from Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments Clear Stamp and Die set. Stamp it with Starlite Black Brilliance.  Stamp "to a wonderful friend" too.

Cut two detached hearts - from the Heart Streamer Globe set - from the pink 6x6 Delicate Pastels Glitter sheet.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen6x6, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, PoppystampsDiamondSentimentsClearStampAndDieSet, FriendshipCards,BunnyCards, SlimlineCards, BunnyDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, SlimlineDiecuts, MemoryBoxDashingStripesAndDots6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelsGlitter6x6, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii, JeanOkimoto

Have fun with variations of this basic design.  Use your favorite colors, little prints and felt scraps.  Thanks for visiting!

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03/28/2021

Sun 28

Stained Glass Floral Card - Video

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today today with a stained glass effect card made with lots of die cutting, layering and die stacking. Here's a quick video showing how I made this card

I used
1) Memory Box Stained Glass Floral Die 
2) Memory Box Madras Plaid Coral & Green paper pad 
3) Memory Box Pinpoint Burst plate die
4) Memory Box Wooden Alpha die
4) Cosmic Shimmer Colorful Crystal Tints in Yellow Citrine, Pink Topaz & Lime Peridot
5) Clear Acetate

Here's a closer look at the details:

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And one last look at my card and Memory Box supplies used:

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Be sure to stop by the Memory Box blog each day to see the amazing inspiration from our design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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03/25/2021

Thu 25

Easy Nested Globe Treat Totes by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxCottageStripesAndDots, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitter6x6, JeanOkimoto, SlimlinePapers, TreatWrappers, TreatTotes, DiecutFlowers, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Need 24 treat totes in a hurry?  The new Spring Plaid Slim set - 2 each of 12 double-sided 3.5" x 8.5" plaids -  makes it quick and easy to fold and diecut these pastel totes for spring and Easter treats.   MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxCottageStripesAndDots, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitter6x6, JeanOkimoto, SlimlinePapers, TreatWrappers, TreatTotes, DiecutFlowers, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Hi, Jean Okimoto with a project inspired by Sara's sweet Spring Plaid Slim set baskets. These hold the foil-wrapped Ghiradelli egg and bunny chocolates - and the Ghiradelli squares. MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxDiecuts, TreatWrappers, TreatTotes

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03/23/2021

Tue 23

Handmade Easter Baskets with Video
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone. I have an Easter basket project today using the Spring Plaid Slim line paper pack.  This is an easy and fun project you can your kids can do together.  Check out the YouTube tutorial, link below.

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Basket:

Cut 2 pieces of matching slim line papers to 8 1/4" in length, removing the hole. Choose what side is inside of the basket and what is the outside.  Score 1/4" along the top of the inside of the paper and score at 4 1/4".  Turn paper and score 1/4" from edge of paper down the longest side at 3 1/4"..  Score the 2nd paper the same way. Fold along the score lines.  This will create 1/4" flaps along top and along 1 side of the paper.  Cut the corners of the each flap.  Then cut the long flap at the 4 1/4" score only up to the flap.  Cut the corners on each flap.  Glue the short flaps and adhere to the other side of the  paper to form a box.  Cut a base out of matching paper to 4"x4".  Add glue to the flaps from inside of the box and put the 4"x4" paper over the glued flaps.  To make the handle cut a strip of paper 11"x1".  Shape to form a curve.  Add glue to bottom 1/2" end of the strip and adhere to inside of the box.  Add glue to the other end and adhere to the other side of the box.

Now for the fun part, decorating!  This is where you use your creativity to embellish the basket how you want. Below are some ideas to get you started.

I used Wild Glass Boarder die to make a a grassy board around a basket.  Added eggs die cute out of Delicate Pastel Glitter paper using the Half Dozen Eggs die and and bunny die cut out of white paper using the Gentle Bunny Die.  

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I die cut the smaller flower of the Layered Cosmos craft die out of white paper and colored it with Pan Pastels.  Each flower used 3 layers of flowers.  Added a matching butterfly using the Glade Butterfly die.  Colored the base using Copic markers.  Cut out the top layer out of gold paper from the Polished Foil pad and glued it on top.   Arrange the elements on the basket.

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Now fill with your favorite Easter candy.  My basket will be filled with chocolate.  

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03/16/2021

Tue 16

Tall Rainbow
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m playing with the Nested Globes dies from the Spring collection again and stretching them to make a tall rainbow. 

I started by picking out the papers from the various 6x6 paper packs (see supply list below).  I skipped the two largest dies and used the remainder for a five arch rainbow.  The papers were trimmed to the width of the corresponding dies.  The dome shape was partial die cut on one end, then the next smaller die one size down was used to cut out the arch, shifting and die cutting down the length of the paper.  I did partial die cutting when possible to not waste the beautiful paper.

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The clouds and Pinpoint Burst background were die cut from Bristol paper.  The rainbow was also adhered to a Bristol panel that was die cut to the largest 3” globe shape. .  

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The sentiment from Joyful Moments was white heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut out.  Assembled the card on a white top folding card base to finish.

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So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow and inspired by some challenges, I made a fun unconventional one. 😂

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To get the wider rainbow arches, the die two size smaller was used instead.  

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And that is all for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day!

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03/15/2021

Mon 15

More Slimline Florals with Plaids
by Anne Thompson

I continued this week to work with lots of plaid papers to create interesting layered backgrounds for some slimline cards that feature the largest florals from ALL THE HAPPINESS CL5265-D clear stamps and dies set.

Card One

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Here are the materials I used.
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Card Two

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Card Three

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This style of card is perfect to send any time and for any occasion.  I know one will become a birthday card with the smaller flower cluster from All The Happiness stamped inside with a sentiment and handwritten note.  The green plaid one will be sent as a St. Patrick's Day card with an Irish blessing written inside.  

Spring arrives on the coming weekend and Easter shortly after that on April 4th.  Time to get those Easter cards made!  Let's see what I come up with for next Monday!

Happy Crafting!

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03/05/2021

Fri 05

Floral Shaker Card with Video
by Sara Cook

Welcome everyone.  Hope you're ready for some creativity.  I have a floral shaker card featuring the Stained Glass Floral die cut from the spring release.  I have a video for this card as well, link is below.

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Start by die cutting the Stained Glass Floral die out of 110lb white card stock, twice.  Keep 1 set of the flower petals and leaves.  Use Washi or low tack tape to secure the petals and leaves back into the die cut.  Color each petal using Copic markers, YR07 for the dark tone and YR02 for the light tone.  Flick the darker orange from the bottom of each petal to the middle leaving streaks.  Use the light tone, YR02, and blend from the bottom to the top.  Take the YR07 and color just at the bottom on each petal.  For the center of the flow use Copi Y00.  Don't worry about any extra color on the outside of the die cut, that is why the other die cut is for. For each leaf use the same technique with YG03 the dark tone and YG11 as the light tone.  Glue the other die cut on top.

For the top paper of the shaker card, choose a paid pattern from Madras Plaid Coral and Green. I chose one with grid lines and centered the die in the middle.  Cut the paper to 4"x51/4", keeping a 3/4" boarder from the cut out on each side and top of the paper. Glue acetate on the back side making sure to cover the square cut out.  Glue on the Stained Glass Floral die cut on the shaker window.

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On the back side of the plaid paper add double sided adhesive around the cut out.  Make sure not to leave any gaps.  Create a top fold A2 card out of 110lb while card stock.  Place the shaker element in the center of the card base.  I used HAI Supply TMM Cherry Blossoms.  Remove the bacon from the foam tape, center, and place on the card base.

Die cut Glade butterfly base out of white 80lb card stock and the top die from the darker gold from Polished Fold Pad.  Color the butterfly base with Copics.  Go from darker on the outside to lighter on the inside blending the colors.  Darkest is YR02, then R20, and Y00.  Glue the gold top to the bottom. 

Die cut Just a Note Posh Script bottom die out of 110lb card stock and top die from the darker gold from Polished Fold Pad.  Glue the top die cut on the bottom. 

Glue the sentiment below the shaker window and the butterfly in the bottom right hand corner pop the shaker window

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