185 posts categorized "Plaid"

05/25/2024

Sat 25

Cuppa Blooms and Bird Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have another simple birthday card to share today using previously released products.

The bird, stretched from a hummingbird by cutting down its beak with scissors, was in my stash.  It had been die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with two blue and a dark grey dye inks.  The cup, flowers and foliage were also die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with pink, yellow, green or dark grey dye inks.  

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Arranged and adhered the inked die cut pieces onto a white woodgrain panel then mount it onto the plaid pattern paper.  Picked this bright yellow design with gold foil lines to tie it in with the gold foil greetings tab.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers for some sparkle to finish  

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today   Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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05/19/2024

Sun 19

Budding Gladiola Stem Happy Birthday
by Anne Thompson

I needed a quick birthday card today and I hadn't yet used the BUDDING GLADIOLA STEM 94792, so...

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I started with a white A2 side-fold note card.  I trimmed a piece of card stock from the BLUSH COLLECTION SP1012 to 4 X 5 1/4 and added that to the front of the card.

I had this piece of plaid from the GLADIOLA PLAID PP1027 pad left over from last week's card and it fit perfectly to use as an accent panel.

I die cut the BUDDING GLADIOLA STEM 94792 with a scrap of yellow card stock from the SUNRISE COLLECTION SP1013.  I also cut it from one of the greens in the GREENERY COLLECTION SP1011. 

I added some Hero Arts Fresh Peach ink to the blossom areas and then assembled the flower.  For some extra dimension I glued the yellow stem on top of the green one and then added the small green pieces at the base of each blossom.  

I glued the stem to the plaid paper on the card front and then glued on the tall leaves.

I added one of the ST010 HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOIL GREETINGS WHITE CIRCLE TABS at the base of the flower stem using a dimensional foam dot.  For a little extra glitz I placed three of the TREASURE CHEST FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM101 in the upper right.

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If I were to make this card again I'd probably color the yellow stem green.  Or I could use the green stem I cut out and snip the yellow blossoms from the yellow stem to glue in place on the green one.  And I think I'd use two shades of green for the tall leaves.  Things to think about--I don't always have a definite plan in mind when I start to make a card.  Think this might be the last birthday card I need for the month of May.  Thank you cards next???

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

94792Budding Gladiola Stem 94792
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Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones

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05/17/2024

Fri 17

Create Wildflowers from Gladiola Petals by Jean Okimoto

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Send heartfelt hugs with blossoms on a plaid slimline - they're wildflowers created with Fanciful Gladiola Stem petals and Lavender Bouquet sprigs. Hi, Jean here - mixing and matching designs from the Memory Box floral collection to create hybrid blossoms for spring projects.

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Cut petals from the Fanciful Gladiola Stem set from a peach Blush Collection 6x6.  Randomly layer the diecuts to create 7 blossoms - I didn't use all of the pieces.  Cut Lavender Bouquet from a light green 6x6 in the Greenery Collection.  

Cut a dark green Anemone Plaid 6x6 with part of the 2" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a dark green 6x6 from the Greenery Collection with part of the 1-⅛" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the rectangles to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Attach the bottoms and (approximate) centers of the Lavender Bouquet stems.  Attach the blossoms, then trim the stems so they'll cover the bottom of the blossoms.  Glue the trimmed stems over the blossoms.  

Attach ScorTape over white cardstock and cut the Hugs Tender Script background.  Cut the detailed "hugs" from a Greenery 6x6. Leave the diecut in the die and remove the inner offcuts from the h and g.  Flip the diecut (still in the die) onto the adhesive-covered white background and press it firmly to attach it and release it from the die.  Cover the exposed adhesive with detail clear embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat-emboss it to attach the top layer and create a glossy background.

Attach the greeting and pale peach/orange Autumn Fairy Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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05/05/2024

Sun 05

Pretty in Pinks Sensational Gladiola Stem
by Anne Thompson

Today's card features the SENSATIONAL GLADIOLA STEM 94789 in many shades of pink.

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These are the materials I used:

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This month's blog challenge (here) is Pretty in Pink.  What will you create and post?  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

CRY101Sensational Gladiola Stem 94789

 

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04/28/2024

Sun 28

Exquisite Butterflies Visit the Fanciful Gladiola Stem
by Anne Thompson

Here's another yellow gladiola card!  This time I used the Fanciful Gladiola Stem to lure in the Exquisite Butterflies!

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I used three of the plaids from GLADIOLA PLAID PP1027--one yellow plaid for the card background as well as another yellow plaid and an orange one for the EXQUISITE BUTTERFLIES 94771.

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I started this card by making the Exquisite Butterflies.  I cut them first from a yellow plaid and then from the orange one.  When I assembled them I put the yellow images underneath the orange ones and added a little bit of VersaFine Clair Acorn brown ink to the butterfly bodies.

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Then I die cut the FANCIFUL GLADIOLA STEM 94791 from yellow card stock in the SUNRISE COLLECTION SP1013 and cut it again using a green card stock from GREENERY SP1011.  I added a little bit of Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink to the blossoms.  I used the envelope to help me assemble the stem (and even then I still had a few tiny pieces leftover--I think if I had cut the die again from an orange card stock I could have figured out where all the tiny pieces would fit to accent the larger blooms).  A glue pen and tweezers were helpful tools.

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 To assemble the card, I started with a blank white top-fold note card and added the 5 1/4 X 4 yellow plaid paper to the front.  Next I glued on the completed Fanciful Gladiola Stem.  I then used tiny foam dimensional dots to add the three largest butterflies and glued on the smallest one.  I left the wing layers so that I could fold them up a bit for more dimension.  The last thing I did was to glue on one of the HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOIL GREETINGS WHITE TABS ST006.

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This card could have been a thank you one by using a different foil greeting tab or I could have stamped on an appropriate sentiment for whatever occasion I chose.  So many options with these lovely dies from the 2024 Gladiola Collection.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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94771 94791Fanciful Gladiola Stem 94791 
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94771Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Tabs ST006

 

04/26/2024

Fri 26

Gladiola Slimline Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Need a special thank you card?  Express your appreciation with a shimmery, sparkly floral design from our latest collection.  Add blooming Gladiola Floral Duo diecuts to an extended Budding Gladiola Stem and layer them on a slimline card.  Hi, Jean here with a thank you card that grew taller and taller as it progressed - like gladiolas!

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Add a light mist of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to the dark pink/coral Blush Collection 6x6.  The new solid-core 110# sheets and Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz create vibrant customized metallic cardstock in a rainbow of colors.  Let it airdry for a few minutes, then heatset it.  

Cut the spritzed cardstock with with Gladiola Floral Duo and the stem portion of Budding Gladiola Stem.  The buds on the stem will be visible - and we'll cover the other sections with dark gray cardstock diecuts and a long, skinny strip.

Cut the remaining Budding Gladiola Stem pieces and the leaves from dark gray cardstock - leave the little pieces in the die so they'll be easy to identify and attach later.  Cut a narrow dark gray strip to create a longer stem - approximately ⅛" x 6-½".

Trim the pale peach Blush Collection 6x6 with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  The die is longer than the 6x6 - but diecutting eliminates measuring and wonky rectangles which are really noticeable on slimline cards.   Attach the spritzed stem to the rectangle.  Attach the dark gray pieces - except the one at the top - to create buds.  Add the narrow gray strip so it creates a stem that extends about ½" below the rectangle.  Add the dark gray piece at the top.  Attach the leaves.

Cut two sets of the Gladiola Floral Duo stamens and remove one section from one of the pairs.  Assemble the Gladiola Floral Duo blossoms - I like to attach the petals to a small scrap of cardstock for easy assembly and arrangement.

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Cut the Gladiola Plaid 6x6 with the same Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the diecuts to a cream slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the upper glossom.

Add a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Circle Tab.  It's a quick and easy way to complete a very detailed card!  These versatile heavyweight circle tabs are available in black/gold and white/gold - 36 tabs, 4 each of 9 typefaces.  

Thanks for visiting...have a wonderful weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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04/16/2024

Tue 16

Butterfly Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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It's a little early for butterflies - but the new Exquisite Butterflies are hard to resist. Here they are again, on a simple design for anyone on your birthday list.  They're cut from solid-core Lagoon Collection 110# cardstock and a pale aqua sheet from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Both 6x6 sets clearly highlight the details of these great butterflies.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of shapes, sizes, mattes, metallics - and plaid!

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Cut Exquisite Butterflies from the aqua Vintage Pastel 6x6 and the teal Lagoon Collection 6x6.  Save the extras for other projects.

Cut the turquoise Anemone Plaid 6x6 with the 2-½" wide Nested Globes die.  

I found a matching scrap of watercolored cardstock in my "save for later" stash and sprayed it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Cut it with the Nested Globes die too.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded white A2 card - use foam dots for the right halves of the whole butterflies and the upper section of the half-butterfly.

Select the perfect greeting typeface for the birthday person - the Happy Birthday Circle Greetings White Tabs include 36 tabs, 4 each of 10 styles.

Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing. 

There's a lot happening on this card...but most of the work is done for you!  Take advantage of the color-coordinated plaids, 6x6 solid-core color collections and mirror cardstock pads and create a stash of birthday cards in a rainbow of colors.

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

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04/14/2024

Sun 14

Whimsical Gladiola Happy Birthday
by Anne Thompson

Glads were always my mother's favorite flower.  She especially loved the yellow and orange ones.  There are so many gladiola dies in the newest release--2024 Gladiola.  It was hard to decide which to feature.  I chose the WHIMSICAL GLADIOLA 94790 and yellow/orange papers for today's birthday card.  I think Mom would have loved this.

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to make this card

  • die cut WHIMSICAL GLADIOLA 94790 using one of the yellow/orange plaids from GLADIOLA PLAID PP1027
  • die cut it again using one of the bright greens from GREENERY SP1011
  • assemble with a glue pen, using the illustration on the die package as a guide 

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  • die cut one of the CURVED CAP PINPOINT LAYERS 94646 from a darker green card stock in the Greenery pack

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  • cut one of the floral papers from GLIMMERING GLADIOLA PP1028 for the front of a top-fold A2 note card--5 1/4 X 4  (I used a cream note card and the orange gladiola paper)
  • add the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layer to the front of the card with the curved end pointing down
  • glue on the Whimsical Gladiola stem
  • add one of the HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOIL GREETING WHITE TABS ST006 under the gladiola stem

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My cat Olive decided to photo bomb this picture of the card next to a bouquet of not-yet-open yellow/orange tulips.  She couldn't resist an opportunity to sit on the table in front of the window and gaze at the lake.  Puddles in the road but the 18" of snow we got last Wednesday is all gone!  Spring rains again as I type this post.

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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04/12/2024

Fri 12

Garden Greetings…New Blossom and Butterflies by Jean Okimoto

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Designs from the new Gladiola Collection are great for slimline cards.  Layer the tall, elegant blossoms over a matching Gladiola Plaid background - then add a pair of the new Exquisite Butterflies and a Thank You Foil Greetings Circle.  Hi, Jean here with another design from our latest release.

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Spray a pale pink ink-blended scrap of cardstock with a spritz of Imagine's Gold Sheer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  Cut Gladiola Blossom and Leaves stamens from the dark gray Festive Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the leaves from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the blossom from the gold-spritzed cardstock.

A simple tip shared earlier...cut a matching circle of cardstock slightly smaller than the finished gladiola.  Use it as a base to adhere and assemble the blossom.  It adds dimension - and makes it easy to find the perfect spot and angle for the blossom.

Another simple tip...attach the stamen pieces behind the top-layered petal instead of on the background petals.  No guessing how much of it will be visible - and if any glue will ooze out! 

Cut the detailed Exquisite Butterflies from a gold Rainbow Reflections Pad 6x6.  We're just using these 2 here - save the others for another project.  

Cut the pink Gladiola Plaid with the 1-⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  The die is longer than the plaid - but it's easier to cut a straight plaid piece with the die - just place a short edge of the die against the top edge of the plaid.  Cut a dark pink Blush Collection 6x6 with the ⅞" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card ( 3-½" x 8-½").  Add a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Circle Tab and gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstone.  Cut a slimline-size piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...hope we're inspiring you to create special greetings from the garden with the Gladiola Collection!

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04/10/2024

Wed 10

Gladiola Blossom and Leaves
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with card featuring products from the latest release - 2024 Gladiola!  This release if full of different gladiola dies along with two beautiful paper pads, one of them that I used today is plaid - my favorite!

Here's a closer look at my card:

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To make my card I first cut all the parts of the Gladiola Blossom and Leaves 94795 die out of white card stock.  The good thing about these dies is even though they have several pieces, everything is contained in one larger die so you don't lose any of the smaller dies!  Once they were cut I colored them with alcohol markers, then added colored pencil for more interest.  I'd seen the most beautiful gladiolas one day that were reddish and maroon on the tips but more yellow toward the center so that's how I colored them.  The other good thing about Memory Box dies is they have a lot of detail so you can lay a colored pencil on it's side and add lots of interesting shading to the leaves and blooms.  Here's a close up of the flower, sentiment and plaid paper:

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The sentiment was cut from white and also parts were colored with markers.  The sentiment is the Friend Daily Script 94659 from last month's release.  This die is very versatile because it has the shadow or larger die along with a 2nd die that cuts both individual letters and an outside frame of the word - so there are lots of different looks you can get to use on your cards.  And the plaid paper is called Gladiola Plaid, of course, PP1027.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  I had lots of fun creating it for you and I hope I've inspired you to create some gorgeous floral cards with Memory Box dies!  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to come back every day for more inspiration from the design team!

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