80 posts categorized "Plaid"

06/27/2022

Mon 27

Stella Butterfly Among the Tropical Leaves
by Anne Thompson

In the 2022 JUNE ISLAND VACATION RELEASE there is a new embossing folder that has coordinating dies.  I used just the dies with green cardstocks first to create two tropical leafy cards.

Card One

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Card Two

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to make these cards

  • die cut a lot of TROPICAL LEAVES EF1030 from various shades of green cardstock in the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • use a fingertip dauber to add VersaFine Clair Rain Forest ink on the leaf edges

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  • cut coordinating plaids 4 X 5 1/4 and add to the fronts of white notecards
  • begin adding leaves
  • stamp "Love" from the FRIENDS AND FAMILY CLEAR STAMP SET CL5276 on one of the larger flat leaves using the VersaFine Clair Rain Forest ink

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  • die cut the STELLA BUTTERFLY AND BACKGROUND 94635 from coordinating shades of purple cardstock from the TWILIGHT PURPLE COLLECTION SP1008
  • glue the middles together and fold up the wings a bit 

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  • add the butterfly to the notecard that has the three long leaves, adhering it so the wings can pop up

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  • on the other card, pop up some of the leaves using dimensional foam dots for more texture and interest

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Here's a closer look at the embossing folder and the coordinating dies.

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Unfortunately, I broke my die cutting machine beyond repair when I tried making a third card using the embossing folder--I put the stack together incorrectly and tried to squeeze too thick a layer through the machine.  Lesson learned to review the directions before trying this when the new machine arrives!  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

06/15/2022

Wed 15

Hello Butterfly Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! I am enjoying this release so much with the mixture of foil plates and flowers.  So many beautiful cards to create.  The Stella Butterfly and Background die set and Black Glossy paper makes a stunning focal image to the flower and leaves dies.

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Exquisite Leaves:

Use the Exquisite Leaves plate to hot foil aqua green on the dark Fresh Aqua paper.  I chose the last, greener paper. Die cut using the matching die.  Make 3 die cuts.

Flowers:

Die cut the 2 smallest flowers from the Bouquet Blooms and Leaves from the darkest blue from the Ocean Blue paper pad.  Die cut 3 times.

Stella Butterfly and Background:

Die cut the top die and center of the butterfly from Black Glossy paper.  Die cut the background from heavy white card stock.  Ink blend from center out with VersaFine Clair Cheerful, Warm Breeze from center to end, then Paradise from ends to just before the center.  Ink up the edge of the die cut with Paradise.  Glue the top die cut on tope then glue the center in the middle.  Use your fingers to round the end wings downwards. Then press up the wings while pressing down on the center.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the outline Hello Daily Script from Black Glossy paper.  Die cut the background from the same Fresh Aqua paper.  Adhere together.

Assembly:

Adhere a A2 size paper matching paper from the Madras Plaid Blu and Violet paper paid to a white A2 card.  Trim the Black Glossy paper to 4" x 51/4" and die cut out the center using 4the smallest die from Open Studios Oval Layers die set.  Adhere vellum to the back of the cut out.  Adhere the paper to to the center of the card.  Arrange and adhere the leaves on the left hand side around the oval cut out, leaving some of the leaves off the card.  Trim off the leaves.  Adhere the Hello sentiment to the upper right side of the oval cut out.  Adhere the butterfly to the lower right side, making sure the wings over lap the sentiment and leaves. Add the flowers to the center of the leaves.  Add the gold Fairy Gems and Fairy Jewels to the center of the flowers.

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06/13/2022

Mon 13

Birthday Lavender Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

This month's blog challenge theme is Metallic Mania and I chose to interpret it with Mirror and Glitter papers along with my requisite bit of plaid, the Happy Birthday Posh Script, and the Lavender Bouquet.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope

  • violet mirror paper from RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD FP1003

  • violet plaids from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014

  • bright violet glitter paper from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007

  • LAVENDER BOUQUET 94640

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSH SCRIPT 94588

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to make this card

  • trim a piece of violet mirror paper 5 1/4 X 4 and add to the front of the white notecard

  • trim a piece of violet plaid paper 4 1/4 X 3 and add it on top of the violet mirror paper

  • die cut the Lavender Bouquet from the bright violet glitter paper; glue the stems onto the plaid paper

  • die cut the background of the Happy Birthday Posh Script from a scrap of the violet mirror paper
  • die cut the detailed "Happy Birthday" from a violet plaid scrap and glue it to the violet mirror paper background

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Simple.  Easy to create in multiples.  A design appropriate for any occasion just by changing the sentiment.  Adaptable to many color schemes--there are so many beautiful mirror papers and glitter papers to choose from among the Memory Box products.

Have you come up with a card for this month's Metallic Mania Challenge?  Don't forget to post your work!  We love to see what you create with Memory Box products.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

05/30/2022

Mon 30

Ava Butterflies with Bouquet Blooms and Leaves
by Anne Thompson

Here's a butterfly card for today that features the AVA BUTTERFLIES 94643 layered to make one lovely butterfly flitting over a field of BOUQUET BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94652.

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materials used

  • AVA BUTTERFLIES 94643
  • BOUQUET BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94652
  • HELLO STREAMLINED SCRIPT 94540
  • FRESH AQUA COLLECTION SP1004
  • LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014
  • CLEAR FAIRY DROPS DRP101

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to make this card

  • trim one of the light blue plaid papers to 5 1/4 X 4 and add it to the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Ava Butterflies twice from one of the dark teal cardstock papers; adhere the small ones on top of the larger ones
  • die cut the Bouquet Blooms twice from a light blue cardstock and the leaves twice from an olive green cardstock
  • orient the notecard to have a top fold
  • glue a variety of the blooms scattered across the card front and tuck in some of the leaves near the blooms
  • add various sizes of the Clear Fairy Drops to the flower centers and use three of the smallest Clear Fairy Drops to make a body on the butterfly

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  • die cut the Hello Streamlined Script from a scrap of dark teal cardstock; glue it to the upper left area on the card front
  • use a large glue dot or foam dot to add the butterfly to the right, hovering above the flowers

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I tucked the second butterfly inside the card where I will write a message. 

I'm not usually a butterfly person but I love this Ava Butterflies 94643 die set as well as the Stella Butterfly and Background 94635 that I used on yesterday's cards.  I know these are dies I am going to reach for again and again because of the lovely embossed details on the wings of both Ava and Stella.  

It's Memorial Day today in the United States, a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered.  Dad and I put red, white, and blue flowers and a flag on his brother's grave this weekend and I will put my Uncle John's Purple Heart on display in a place of honor. And I will thank my 99-year-old dad for his service on the European front lines in World War II.

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05/29/2022

Sun 29

Stella Butterflies with Plaids and Solids
by Anne Thompson

I made two cards for today that feature the STELLA BUTTERFLY AND BACKGROUND 94635 using coordinating plaids and solids.  First up is one in shades of violet against a blue watercolor sky.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • watercolor paper and blue watercolor to create a background trimmed to 5 1/4 X 4
  • STELLA BUTTERFLY AND BACKGROUND 94635
  • VIBRANT VIOLET COLLECTION SP1007
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014
  • CLEAR FAIRY DROPS DRP101

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to make this card

  • paint a piece of watercolor paper with a light blue watercolor; trim to 5 1/4 X 4 when dry and adhere to the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Stella Butterfly and Background from a piece of  violet plaid paper and again from a piece of coordinating violet cardstock from the Vibrant Violet Collection
  • put the butterflies together--I used a glue pen--one with the plaid background and the detailed plain violet one on top with the plaid body and the other with the violet background and the detailed plaid one on top with the plain violet body; add them to the notecard
  • use the smallest Clear Fairy Drops for the butterfly heads and then add a few Clear Fairy Drops in the other sizes scattered on the blue background

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The second card uses plaids in brown and coral.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • STELLA BUTTERFLY AND BACKGROUND 94635
  • brown plaid from WOODSY PLAID PP1018
  • two coral plaids from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013
  • CLEAR FAIRY DROPS DRP101

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to make this card

  • cover the front of the notecard with a piece of coral plaid paper
  • die cut the Stella Butterfly and Background from a piece of  dark brown plaid paper and again from a piece of coral plaid
  • put the butterflies together--I used a glue pen--one with the brown plaid background and the detailed coral one on top with the brown plaid body and the other with the coral background and the detailed brown plaid one on top with the coral plaid body; add them to the notecard
  • use the smallest Clear Fairy Drops for the butterfly heads and then add a few Clear Fairy Drops in the other sizes scattered on the coral background

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I'll be back tomorrow with more cards.  Butterflies?  Maybe...

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

05/23/2022

Mon 23

Charlotte Blooms and Leaves
by Anne Thompson

Here's a card perfect for any occasion and it features Charlotte Blooms and Leaves.

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to make this card

  • die cut five sets of the leaves from CHARLOTTE BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94645 using one of the green cardstock papers from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • die cut three sets of the 3-part flowers from CHARLOTTE BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94645 using one of the yellow cardstock papers from the SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002

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  • use fingertip daubers to add inks to the diecuts--VersaFine Clair Rain Forest (green) to the leaves and VersaFine Clair Tulip Red to the flowers

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  • cut a piece of green plaid paper 4 X 5 1/4 from the WOODSY PLAID PP1018 paper pad and add it to the front of a white notecard

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  • assemble the 3-part flowers and add them to the front of the notecard
  • tuck the leaves under the flower edges
  • add the largest clear FAIRY DROPS DRP101 to the Charlotte Blooms centers and add a few of the medium-sized clear Fairy Drops on the plaid paper

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That's it!

I made a second all-occasion card with a top-fold using the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves.  I used the same yellow and green cardstock papers, a green plaid from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014, and amber crystals from the AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101.  I used the barrel of a stylus to curl some of the Charlotte Blooms petals under for added dimension.

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Here's a list in one place of all the materials used.

  • CHARLOTTE BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94645
  • LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002
  • VersaFine Clair Rain Forest (green) ink
  • VersaFine Clair Tulip Red ink
  • WOODSY PLAID PP1018 paper pad
  • FAIRY DROPS DRP101
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 paper pad
  • AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101

There's a center "rounded cone" die for the flowers that I didn't use...it looks similar to the center on a coneflower/Echinacea.  I hope the next flowers I make using the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves will look more like these:

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

05/08/2022

Sun 08

New for May 2022--Lavender Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

Happy Mother's Day to those of you who celebrate this holiday today.  Here's  a card that features another one of the new dies from the MAY 2022 COLLECTION, the Lavender Bouquet.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • violet plaid paper cut 4 X 5 1/4 from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 6X6 paper pad
  • green cardstock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 
  • purple cardstock from VIBRANT VIOLET COLLECTION SP1007
  • LAVENDER BOUQUET 94640
  • HELLO DAILY SCRIPT 94658
  • purple  crystals from AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101
  • PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR 40103 glitter glue
  • bow and ribbons from my ribbon box

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to make this card

  • add the violet plaid paper to the front of the white notecard
  • die cut the LAVENDER BOUQUET from green cardstock and again from purple cardstock; attach just the purple blooms on top of the green ones
  • add PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR to the purple blooms and spread around with your finger; when dry, add the stems to make a bouquet on the card front

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  • die cut HELLO DAILY SCRIPT background from a scrap of the purple cardstock and the detailed lettering from a scrap of the violet plaid; attach to the lower left corner of the card front
  • add a bow to the base of the bouquet to tie it together

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  • add Scor-Tape to the back of a narrow coordinating ribbon and attach it to the righthand side of the card front, overlapping to the inside
  • place three of the purple FAIRY CRYSTALS on the ribbon for a little more sparkle

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Check the website here to see all of the new products in the May 2022 Collection.  I'm sure you will love it!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

 

 

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05/07/2022

Sat 07

New for May 2022--Poppies!
by Anne Thompson

There are so many beautiful flowers in the MAY 2022 COLLECTION, new this week.  I was immediately taken with all of the poppy dies and memories of golden California poppies which inspired me to make this card and tag to use for Mother's Day.  

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to make the card

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  • SWEET POPPY STEM 94648
  • GRACEFUL POPPY STEMS 94651
  • RUFFLED POPPY STEM 94667
  • yellow cardstock from SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002 6X6 paper pad to die cut the poppies
  • orange colored pencil to highlight the slits in the blossoms
  • light green plaid paper from the MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad to cover the poppy stems
  • coral plaid paper also from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad for the card background cut 4 X 5 1/4
  • small gold jewels for the poppy center stamens from BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003

 

to make the tag

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  • manila tag 3 X 6 1/4
  • coral plaid papers from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad to cover both sides of the tag 
  • a scrap of olive floral paper from GARLAND PP1010 for the lower left corner of the tag, torn, and torn edge inked with VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink
  • a scrap of olive from the same piece of paper, stamped with "For You" from SIGNATURE GREETINGS CLEAR STAMP SET CL5272 using VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink, then torn and the edges inked with VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink
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  • yellow cardstock from SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002 6X6 paper pad to die cut the poppy
  • orange colored pencil to highlight the slits in the blossom
  • light green plaid paper from the MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad to cover the poppy stem
  • small gold jewels for the poppy center stamens from BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003
  • 3 brown buttons from my button jar
  • ribbon, thread, twine from my ribbons box
  • an orange paper clip
  • ink all of the edges of the tag, both sides, with VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink

Here's a look at the three poppy dies and their packaging.  You are able to create lovely layered blossoms with these dies.

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I know you are going to love everything about this new collection!  I'll be back tomorrow with another floral card.  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

                                                                                                                   

 

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04/30/2022

Sat 30

Such a Good Friend
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with this plaid mini slimline card for a dear friend. I used a lot of different products today to create this card.

First of all I used the "Nested Globes" die set - 94532 to do some partial die-cutting. I ran card stock through my die cutting machine with the bottom cutting line of the globe hanging off the edge of the cutting plates so it wouldn't cut through the paper. Then I measured how long I wanted the oval panel to be to fit on my card front, and turned the die around the other way, again with the bottom flat side cutting line hanging off the edge of my cutting plates. This created my pretty oval shape for the focal point of my card and sentiment placement.

The leaves were actually made with the Pinpoint Leaf Plate 94381. I took white card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the pinpoint die, then added Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon ink direct from the pad on to the paper. That left little tiny white dots where all the pinpoints were. Next, I fussy cut out a few of the leaves and added them around the edges of my oval panel. I also cut a black mat in the same globe shape to help offset the white from the plaid a little better.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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The paper for the main background on the card came from the Madris Blue and Purple Plaid paper pad PP1014. I used the Layered Star Flower dies 94612, to cut my flower from peach, pink and orange Vintage Pastel Mirror Card Stock FP1002, and added a Pastel Jewels to the center of the flower and scattered on the front of the card.

The sentiment is from the Friends and Family stamp set CL5276, stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

Here's one last look at my card:


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I hope you like my card for today, I had a lot of fun creating it! Be sure to come back to the Memory Box blog often to see the wonderful creations from our amazing design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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04/26/2022

Tue 26

Scattered Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a spring card for a Mom - or anyone - who loves flowers and hearts.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a scattered flowers slimline design combining Memory Box and Poppystamps blossoms on a Madras Plaid background.

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Cut Hex Half Pinpoint from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  Cut the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out from the pale peach Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad 6x6.  The double stitches are an outline surrounding the heart - we're using just the inside heart here.

Cut Layered Cosmos twice from the Berry Red Collection 6x6.  Assemble the flowers.

Cut the Poppystamps Potpourri Flower Set from the Berry Red 6x6 and the pale peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.

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Prepare a pale green speckled recycled cardstock slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Attach the top edges, sides and bottom of the plaid Hex Half to the card.  Tuck the tip of the heart behind the Hex Half.  Attach the flowers.

Add green Christmas Fairy Jewels for sparkly accents.

Two Hex Halfs (halves?) create a mirror-image hexagon window - but it's a great single die for pockets too.  You can even tuck a giftcard into it for Mother's Day, or any occasion.  Hope your gardens are beginning to bloom and provide a source of inspiration for your cards!

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you in May!

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