102 posts categorized "Sara Cook"

02/03/2023

Fri 03

Purple Valentine's Day Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a purple Valentine's Day card featuring the Love You Posh script die.  This design can be easily changed up using any of the color paper pad.

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Background:

Cut a silver paper from the Festive Glitter pad to A2 size.  Die cut the top plate from the Birch Press Kinsley Heart Layer set from a deep purple from the Twilight Purple pad.  Adhere the top die cut onto the silver glitter paper. 

Sentiment/Focal Image:

Die cut the 2nd to largest heart from Double Stitch heart Cut Out die set from a mid-tone purple from the Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the bottom layer of the Love You Posh Script die set from the matching silver card stock and the top die from the matching deep purple card stock as the back ground.  Adhere the top die cut to the bottom.

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Assembly:

Adhere the background to a white A2 size card.  Adhere the heart cut out to the upper center of the card than adhere the sentiment int eh center of the heart.

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01/26/2023

Thu 26

Purple Heart Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple card design featuring the Blissful Heart foil plate.

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Foiled Heart:

Heat foil with rose gold foil and the Blissful Heart Hot Foil plate on a light purple paper from Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the heart using the largest die from the Double Stitch Loving Heart die cut set.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom die Happy birthday Pash Scrip die set from a dark purple from the Twilight Purple pad 3x and adhere together.  Die cut the top die from a light purple form the same pad 2 times and adhere together.  Adhere to top die cuts to the bottom together.

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Assembly:

Cut the same dark purple paper as the bottom sentiment paper to A2 panel size.  Adhere to a A2 side folded card.  Adhere the heat to the front panel. Die cut the Fresh Foliage die from vellum. Adhere to the back of the sentiment arranging the leaves around the works.  then adhere to the center of the heart.  

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Thu 26

Purple Heart Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple card design featuring the Blissful Heart foil plate.

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Foiled Heart:

Heat foil with rose gold foil and the Blissful Heart Hot Foil plate on a light purple paper from Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the heart using the largest die from the Double Stitch Loving Heart die cut set.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom die Happy birthday Pash Scrip die set from a dark purple from the Twilight Purple pad 3x and adhere together.  Die cut the top die from a light purple form the same pad 2 times and adhere together.  Adhere to top die cuts to the bottom together.

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Assembly:

Cut the same dark purple paper as the bottom sentiment paper to A2 panel size.  Adhere to a A2 side folded card.  Adhere the heat to the front panel. Die cut the Fresh Foliage die from vellum. Adhere to the back of the sentiment arranging the leaves around the works.  then adhere to the center of the heart.  

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01/19/2023

Thu 19

Trifold Valentines Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a trifold Globe shape Valentines card featuring the Pinpoint Burst heart die.  Did you know you can heat foil any dies!  The fold will stick where the metal touches the paper.  Memory Box has a lot of different dies that cut or emboss on the paper.  Look through your stash and see what you can heat foil.  Just follow the same instructions as regular folding. 

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Card base:

Die cut the largest die from the Nested Globe die set 5 times from heavy weight card stock. For the windows take 1 Globe die cut and die cut the 4th largest die in the center.  Remove the center, leaving the die in place.  Take the next Globe die cut and temporary tape it to the front panel die cut.  Repeat the process for the next 2 die cut.  Leaving 1 die cut as is. for the back panel.  Next stencil the window panels with the Leafy Row stencil and Fresh Ink Pink Lemonade ink.  I used a stencil blending brush heavy for the leafs and then remove the stencil.  Lightly blend with the same ink over all the panels, including the back panel. .  To create a hinge for the panels cut 2 strips of white card stock to 3" x 1/2".  Next score down the center at 1/4". 

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Window centers:

Die cut the Willow Globe from a light pink paper from the Berry Red pad and from vellum.  Glue together along the outside rim.  Do NOT glue the leaves together.  Die cut the Heart Streamer Globe die set from a red paper from Berry Red pad.  Die cut the heart dies from the Heart Streamer Globe die set from a shiny gold paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Glue the hearts to the streamers, front and back.  

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Foiled Heart:

Gold heat foil the Pinpoint Burst Heart from a dark red paper from the Berry Red pad. secure the die to the foil and paper.It is the same process as you would a normal foil plate.  I used a Gemini Jr foil machine and it has a heat and cut plate option.  If your foil machine does not just heat foil the heart first then run through as a regular die cut.

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Sentiment:

Stamp Happy Valentine's Day from the Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set .on white card stock using Fresh Ink Tomato Red. Trim down to small strips.

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Assembly:

Take 2 window panels for the front and glue in the Willow Globe die cuts into the backside of the window.  Take 1 of the hinges and add glue to 1 side of the score line and place on the left side of  inside of the back window panel for the front..  Make sure the hinge faces down with the hinge folding towards the back.  Glue on the top of the window panel.  Repeat this process for the inner fold window panel but put the hinge on the left side of the panel.  One the back full panel adhere the foiled heart.  Adhere Happy to top of the heart and Valentine's Day to the bottom.  Adhere the inside panel first to the left side of the back of the base panel, lining up the bottoms. Let glue dry and then fold the panel open and closed a few times.  Glue the front panel hinge to the left side, back of the back panel.  Let glue dry and open and close a few times.  

 

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01/12/2023

Thu 12

Heart Shaped Wreath Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a heart shaped wreath card for any occasion featuring the new For You Posh script die set.

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Background:

Cut a heavy Kraft card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" panel.  Die cut a heart in the center of the panel using the 2nd largest die form the Double Stitched Loving Heart Cut Out die set.  Splatter with white ink and gold metallic watercolor paint.  Add double sided foam to the backside of the panel.

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Flowers and Leaves:

Doe cut the following flower dies from a heavy white card stock several time, Layered Star Flowers, 2 smallest Layered Impatiens, and 2 smallest Paisley Blooms.  I used Pan Pastels to color to color the flowers. The main colors were applied from the tip of the petal to the center. For the Star Flowers I used the pastel purple and then lightly applied fuchsia.  For the Paisley I used fuchsia and pastel purple.  For the Layered Impatiens I used fuchsia and red/orange. For the centers I used the primary yellow and applied with a small makeup foam brush and pushed the color into the petals, lightly blending.  Shape the Layered Star Flowers using a straight reverse tweezers, placing them in the center of the petal and pinching the petal upward over the tweezers.  Adhere all the layers together with liquid glue on a foam mat and pushing on the center to set the glue.  For the impatiens and paisley blooms use a ball tip shaper that is just slightly smaller then the petal.  From the backside of the flower on the foam pad press from the tip of the petal to the center to have the petal cup over the ball tip.  When complete with all the petals flip the flowers over and use a smaller ball point shaper to push in the center to cup the full flower.  Glue all the flower layers together.   Die cut the leaves from the Layered Star Flowers from a dark and mid-tone green from the Fresh Green paper pad 3 times.  

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Sentiment:

Die the bottom of the For You Posh Script die set from shiny gold paper and the top from peach paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad. Adhere together.

Assembly:

Add the background panel to a side folding white A2 size card.  Adhere the largest of the leaves from the Layered Star Flower die set around the heart cut out alternating the colors.  Add the flowers around the heart starting with the largest flowers then filling in with the smallest.  Fill in the wreath with the smaller leaves, trimming as needed.  Add the sentiment with tape runner to the center of the heart cut out.  I found it easer to tuck it in after the wreath was made.   Add any sentiment on the inside.  I make my cards ahead and leave the inside blank and add a sentiment when I need a card. 

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01/05/2023

Thu 05

Cup of Love Valentines Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a Valentines card featuring the Cuppa Love die set.

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I started with the front panel.  Cut a dark red from the Berry Red paper pad to A2.  Die cut the Sprinkle Heart Collage die on the left hand side.  Save the hole hearts to use later.  Die cut the hole hearts from gold mirror paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Take a white A2 card side folding card and trim off 1 1/8" from the left side.  Adhere the front panel to the card base, leaving the die cut portion of the card front to see through to the inside of the card.  Fold the card closed and adhere the gold hearts on the inside of the card through the front to line them up.

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Die cut the outline of Cuppa Love from the same gold mirror paper from Vintage Pastel Mirror and just the heart from white.  Die cut the solid pieces from white card stock.  Ink blend the background piece for the coffee with Distress Antique Linen then darken the edges with Vintage Photo.  Adhere the gold outline on the white solid die cuts.  adhere to the center bottom of the card.  Adhere the white heart in the outline.  

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For the sentiment die cut the solid Love from the Love You Gallery Scrip die. Die cut the heart of the outline die from mirror gold from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Adhere to the heart of the Love die cut. Adhere to the upper center of the card.

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On the inside of the hard stamp happy Valentine's Day from Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set in black.  arrange the red hearts around the sentiment.

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12/29/2022

Thu 29

Purple Valentines Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a Valentines card featuring the Blissful Heart hot foil plate and Luxe Peony die set.

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I started off using the Memory Box watercolor paper and die cut the Luxe Peony petals.  Using deep purples and white watercolors to add color to each petal and heat set dried.  Use your fingers to curve the petals.  Splatter with some gold watercolor paint and let dry.  I used foam tape to prop up some of the petals and glue to adhere the center of the petal bases together.  

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Hot foil the Glossy Black paper with gold foil and the Blissful Heart Foil Plate.  I had to use the metal cut shim on my foil plate to get it to adhere properly.  I die cut the heart using the largest die from eh Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die set.

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Loving You Post Script die was the best fit for the composition.  I used a medium hue from Twilight Purple pad to die cut the base and gold mirror from Vintage Pastel Mirror paper for the top.  Adhere together with glue.

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Use an A2 card base.  I added a A2 panel of Glossy Black paper to the front.  Then adhered a 1/4" smaller panel of a lighter hue from the Twilight Purple pad.  I also splattered some of the same gold watercolor on the panel and heat set.  Adhere the hot foil heart cutout to the upper center of the card.  Add the sentiment to the lower right hand side of the heart.  In the center of the heart add the peony flower, using foam squares to the petals to give dimension.  Add a few clear Fairy Drops to finish the card.

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12/18/2022

Sun 18

Love You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple Valentines card featuring the new Pinpoint Burst Heart die and mirror and glitter papers.

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Mirror Background:

Trim the hot pink paper Rainbow Reflections Mirror pad to 4"x5".  Die cut using the Pinpoint Leaf Plate.

Heart Focal Image:

Die cut the Pinpoint Burst Heart die from white card stock.  Add white double sided foam tape behind the  heart.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom Love You Gallery Script die from white card stock and the top from the same hot pink paper Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper.  Glue the top outline on the bottom to create a debossed look.  Die cut the hearts from matching hot pink paper from the Glitzy Glitter card.  Adhere the heard with glue to the heart outline "O"

Assembly:

Create a white, side folding card 4"x5".  Adhere the background to the center of the card creating a boarder on each side.  Adhere the pinpoint heart upper center.  Glue the sentiment to center top and bottom of the heart.

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Sun 18

Love You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and simple Valentines card featuring the new Pinpoint Burst Heart die and mirror and glitter papers.

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Mirror Background:

Trim the hot pink paper Rainbow Reflections Mirror pad to 4"x5".  Die cut using the Pinpoint Leaf Plate.

Heart Focal Image:

Die cut the Pinpoint Burst Heart die from white card stock.  Add white double sided foam tape behind the  heart.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom Love You Gallery Script die from white card stock and the top from the same hot pink paper Rainbow Reflections Mirror paper.  Glue the top outline on the bottom to create a debossed look.  Die cut the hearts from matching hot pink paper from the Glitzy Glitter card.  Adhere the heard with glue to the heart outline "O"

Assembly:

Create a white, side folding card 4"x5".  Adhere the background to the center of the card creating a boarder on each side.  Adhere the pinpoint heart upper center.  Glue the sentiment to center top and bottom of the heart.

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12/11/2022

Sun 11

Sending Love Mini Slimline Valentines Card
by Sara Cook

Good morning, Valentines day is coming up! My new card design featuring the new heart ring stack and Sending love daily script.

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Background:

Trim cream card stock to two and three quarters by five and three quarters. Using the plastic wrapper for the dies, smush distress ink kitsch flamingo onto the plastic wrap. Lightly sprit with water and smush the ink randomly onto the card base, repeat processes but using distress ink, squeeze lemonade and mild lavender then dry with a heat gun. Next splatter with white calligraphy ink.  Adhere to a pink Vintage Pastel Mirror paper and trim down, leaving an 1/8" boarder.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom of the Sending Love Daily Script die from pink Vintage Pastel Mirror paper.  Die cut the top from heavy white card stock. Adhere the outline on top of the peach mirror paper to create a debossed look.  **Note this die can either create a debossed or embossed sentiment. 

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Heart:

Die cut the Heart Ring Stack from heavy white card stack 3 time.  Glue 2 of the die cuts together.  Set aside the 3rd for later.

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Assembly:

Adhere the background to a white mini slimline top folding card.  Adhere the "sending" to the top middle, then the Heart Ring Stack die cut, and "Love" to the bottom middle.  Add some Berry Mist Fairy Sugar to 3 of the hearts.  

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