17 posts categorized "Shaped Cards"

11/19/2020

Thu 19

Build a Pinpoint Burst Plate Birdhouse by Jean Okimoto

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The Pinpoint Burst Plate creates a dramatic background for any occasion.  Take it a step further and add texture to the Poppystamps Bird House Pop Easel Set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a shaped card featuring great designs from Memory Box and Poppystamps.  My stash includes the Poppystamps dies and stamps I buy for my class kits - and I love sharing ideas for using them.

First - a sideview of the Poppystamps Bird House Pop Up Easel Set card - using the basic construction pieces and some extras.  A portion of the packaging shows the pieces included in the set.  It includes a cardinal, but we're using the Memory Box Singing Birds here.

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Cut the smoother side of Patina cardstock with the first die shown on the package.  It embosses wood panel lines too, but we don't need the lines - so turn the diecut over to the backside where the embossed lines are less visible. Cut it with the Pinpoint Burst Plate.

Cut the textured side of Navajo cardstock with the largest die and crease it backwards on the scored line.  Cut kraft cardstock with the second house layer.  Cut the snowy roofline and the entry ring from a white glittered cardstock sheet in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  Cut two sets of the pine brances from minty-green cardstock.

Attach the kraft house to the folded tab on the easel.  Add the other diecuts.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to red felt and cut two of the Singing Birds.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt.  Attach the birds with foam tape - use two layers of tape for the bird on the right.  Add ¼" punched dots of the red glittered cardstock from the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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Stamp the greeting - from the Spirit of Christmas Clear Stamp and Die Set - with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Cut it with the matching die.

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Cut the narrow "snowline" from the same white glittered cardstock and trim it to form a "stopper" to support the birdhouse.

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Here's the finished easel card, perfect for an A-2 envelope.  Hope you like it!  

Special thanks to Ann at Impress Cards + Crafts and Roxanne at Stamps + Memories for buying my COOL WINTER WISHES Class Kits for your stores. Thanks also to everyone ordering their kits for holiday crafting.

Keep warm...thanks for visiting, see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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10/02/2020

Fri 02

Combine Haunted Dome Layers and the Adriana Easel Set by Jean Okimoto

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Halloween somehow makes it OK to layer everything onto a single card - here's my example.  Layers upon layers and stacked, overlapped diecuts create a spooky scene for you today.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with the upright, intended version of an Adriana Easel card.  

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Cut the card front and easel sections of the Poppystamps Adriana Easel Set from red-orange cardstock.  

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Fold the narrow top tab of the easel backwards on the scoreline.  Fold the easel forward on the 2nd scoreline.  Press both folds with a bonefolder.  Pressure-emboss the card front with the leafy oval die from the Adriana set using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.

Align and attach the card front to the folded easel - the tab supports the card front.  Cut the leafy oval from black cardstock and attach it to the pressure-embossed card front.  Embossing adds extra dimension and makes it easy to attach the delicate diecut as an inset layer.

Cut Haunted House Dome Layer from dark kraft cardstock.  Cut a ½" circle of the pale yellow-white sheet in the 6x6 Dedlicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  Cut the Haunted Dome Entrance Layer from the red-orange cardstock.  Trim both dome layers along the bottom scoreline, removing about ¼" of cardstock  Cut three ghosts - from the Haunted Dome Entrance set - from heavy white cardstock. Define the eyes using a piercing tool.  Attach a black cardstock scrap behind one of the small ghosts for the mouth.  The other two will be layered over the black background.

Cut the bat from theblack Frosted Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.  Assemble the spooky scene by layering everything over the black background.

Stamp the greeting, frame and leaves from the Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamp and Die set on orange-red cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Dry the ink then diecut the leaves and frame.  Shade the edges with Onyx Black ink.

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Cut the long, narrow easel "stopper" from the black glittered 6x6 sheet.  Cut another one from a cardboard scrap and layer them for dimension.

Hope you like the detailed, layered look of this card - definitely not CAS - but it's OK, it's Halloween!

Big thanks to everyone who ordered my SPOOKY, CREEPY + COOL Halloween class kits from Impress and Stamps + Memories.  Lots of diecuts, little pieces and techniques!

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

Jeansignature-3

 

09/30/2020

Wed 30

Bats in the Jack o Lantern Bucket by Jean Okimoto

 

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Glittery bats flying out of a candy bucket, a repurposed easel card and lacy fall foliage...are you ready for Halloween?  The Poppystamps Adriana Pop Up Easel Set - turned sideways - creates a leafy background for this fall scene.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a fun fall design.

Cut the Jack o Lantern Bucket face and handle from light orange cardstock.  Cut the plain semi-circle from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the black sheet in the 6x6 Frosted Glitter Pack.  

Prep the leafy background die from the Poppystamps Adriana Pop Up Easel Set by rubbing it briskly with a sheet of scrunched waxed paper.  It'll help release the delicate diecut and little offcuts.  Cut it from dark orange cardstock.

Cut the card front and easel sections from dark gray cardstock.  Crease the easel's tab backwards to support the card front and leafy diecut.  Attach the card front, bucket and bats.  

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Stamp the greeting - from the Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamps and Dies Set - on light gray cardstock with Habanero VersaFine.  Dry the the ink and cut the greeting with the coordinating die.

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Add simple designs - like the Jack o Lantern Bucket and bats - to a detailed background to balance the design elements.  The shaped card is actually designed to stand vertically, with a diecut piece serving as a "stopper" to keep the card upright.  Try that deisgn with the Jack o Lantern Bucket and these bats too!

Thanks for visiting!

 

Jeansignature-3

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03/12/2020

Thu 12

Adriana Pop Up Easel Set, Little Bunny Trio and Half a Dozen Eggs by Jean Okimoto

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The Little Bunny Trio, Adriana Pop Up Easel Set and a Cottage Meadow 6x6 print create an Easter scene in bright spring pastels.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another pop up easel  design - using the new Adriana Set in its original vertical, delicately diecut format.

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Cut the detailed botanical layer and its solid background from medium green cardstock.  Cut the larger card base from  slightly darker green cardstock.  Fold the little tab backwards and attach a strip of Scor-Tape to the top of the tab.  Attach the lighter green layers to the tab.

Cut the 2" tall egg - from the Half a Dozen Eggs set - from the pink floral Cottage Meadow 6x6.  Cut Little Bunny Trio from the white Delicate Pastel Glitter 6x6.  Cut the trio again from watercolor paper.  Attach the watercolor paper bunnies behind the glittered bunnies for dimension.

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Prep the inside of the card with the embossing powder tool.  Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - with VersaMark.  Emboss it with Iridescent Opaque Mboss Powder from Imagine Crafts.

The Adriana set includes dies to cut decorative "stoppers" to keep the cards standing vertically instead of flopping down.  Cut two of the smallest stopper, layer them for dimension and attach them inside the card.

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Hope you'll experiment with different ways of using the versatile Adriana Pop Up Easel Set - with a large flower or heart,  butterflies, a simple greeting or quote.  It could also frame a a photo or display a small calendar.  

Big thanks to everyone from last Saturday's SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress!  Hope you liked the origami fish and the contemporary cards we created.  Special thanks to Jenny for her tasty popcorn assortment - and for thoughtfully providing individual bowls for everyone!   Thanks too - Ann, Erin and Lynne - for helping us fill those shopping baskets again!

No classes for me this week...I'll see everyone again at the SPRING THINGS class on March 28th. 

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Saturday

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/05/2020

Thu 05

Got Eggs? Springtime Bouquet 6x6 Pack, Adriana Pop Up Easel Set by Jean Okimoto

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The Poppystamps Adriana Pop Up Easel Set - turned sideways - sets the scene for Easter with the new Springtime Bouquet 6x6 Pack of beautiful pastel prints.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a card that went thru quite a transformation from Dave's original design.  I love sharing different ways to use our products - and unlike the usual infomercial disclaimers...DO try this at home!

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The Adriana Pop Up Easel Set is designed to create a vertical easel card. There are even pieces for little "stoppers" to keep the upright card from flopping down.  I've used it horizontally - and replaced the beautiful botanical diecut with a garden print from the Springtime Bouquet 6x6 set.  

Cut the large card base from white cardstock.  Crease the tab towards the backside of the diecut.  

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Attach Scor-tape to the tab.  Cut the green 6x6 print with the background die, attach it to the card base using the tape on the tab.  Cut the new Wild Grass Border from green cardstock - trim the bottom edge with the Adriana background die.

We have two egg sets with small eggs to fit the grassy border.  I've used the Clutch of Eggs set - cut 5 of the smaller eggs from the white glitter cardstock in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  Color them with Sharpies or Copics.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to white felt and cut Gentle Bunny (and his tail) and Little Bunny Trio.  We're just using the two larger bunnies from the trio.  Cut felt tails for the other bunnies using a leather punch.  Attach the bunnies and eggs to the background.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Open Studio Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with Pearlescent Lavender Brilliance.  Attach the greeting - at an angle - with foam tape.

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Hope you'll try different designs with the versatile Adriana Pop Up Easel Set!

If you're in the Seattle Area - join us for another SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress on March 7th.  A simple origami fish, cherry blossoms, wide washi tape, new and old favorites, art papers - there are so many ways to combine Asian  and almost-Asian designs.  

Thanks for visiting - see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

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09/24/2016

Sat 24

Circle Bump Borders, Halloween Sideshow and the Swirly Ghost Circle
by Jean Okimoto

 

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The new Circle Bump Borders set creates a great frame for the Swirly Ghost Circle - and a few of his Swirling Ghost buddies.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here this fall weekend.  I was inspired by Melissa's great Blog Blitz card and decided to give you not one - but TWO reasons to add this versatile new border set to your collection. 

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Everything was going fine...until I realized that the white-side-out Graphite Notecard I used on my first card is no longer available.  On to Plan B - re-doing the card using a "back-in-stock" Licorice Notecard.  Licorice is the obvious choice for Halloween cards - stock up on them now.  This explains why the pic above shows a gray notecard.  You'll want to use Licorice instead!

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Open the notecard and attach the largest Circle Bump Border and Swirling Ghost Circle to the white side of the card.  Have both short edges of the die extend over the edge of the notecard for a complete trim. (I had to trim it a bit...live and learn!)  It's easy to position the ghost circle - the two tiny holes at the top indicate the eyes.

Cut Swirling Ghosts from orange cardstock.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the ghost on the bottom left corner for ghostly eyes.  Attach them to the card - use foam dots at the top of the ghost at the bottom left.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Halloween Sideshow Clear Stamps - with Imagine Crafts Habenero VersaFine.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Add green and violet sequins.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to add your comments to all of the Design Team's blog blitz posts from September 19th through the 23rd for a chance to win a great new die from our September Release!  The entry deadline is 11:00 PM EST tomorrow night - September 25th.  Good Luck - I hope you're a winner!

Jeansignature-3
 

 

 

12/12/2015

Sat 12

Let it Snow
by Shelby Thomas

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Good morning everyone!  I hope your week was fantastic or as good as can be if you were working:).  I have a bright fun card today using a some fun and unique paper combined with of course the awesome Memory Box products.

I had played around with Yupo paper numerous years ago, and it was to say... disastrous.  However, I thought I would give it a go again when my LSS got some in stock.  Lo and behold this is nothing like what I worked with before.  This material is basically very thin gorgeously smooth plastic so it's a non-porous material but that doesn't mean  it can't be crafted on!

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I stamped Valley Berries with blue Stazon (Stazon is perfect for non-porous surfaces) for the background.  I then dabbed on 3 different colors of Distress Paint (shaded lilac, salty ocean and picket fence) directly on the paper and spritzed just enough water to for the paints to begin to blend.  I placed small bubble wrap on top of the paint and set it aside for a couple of hours to dry as much as possible.  Note...with Yupo paper the medium will dry on top of the paper so your project will take much longer than when using a porous material/paper.  You can heat dry it, but if too much heat is applied,  the product will warp and well, let's just say you'll start the process of shrinky dinks!

Remove the bubble wrap and  gorgeous pattern was created though it still wasn't completely dry, but  I finished the quick dry process with heat.  I used the wet paint left behind on the bubble wrap and created a positive impression for the inside of the card.

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I die cut the Snowburst die twice and layered them together and added a flat back glass bead to the center.  The sentiment from the Gnome for Christmas set "let it snow" was stamped in black Stazon.  And there you have, a brightly patterned winter themed card for any occasion.

Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful weekend.  And only 13 more days until Christmas!!!

Shelbysig

 

 

 

11/24/2015

Tue 24

O Christmas Shaker Tags
by Shelby Thomas

Good morning all!  Happy Thanksgiving (this week) to those celebrating.  Of course after Thursday, the mad rush to Christmas begins.  With that in mind, I thought I'd get a head start on some shaker Christmas tags.

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This one uses both the positive and negative portions of the stitched mittens die cut.  The negative creates the window and the positive is placed on the base portion of the tag.

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I used the Gnome for Christmas stamp set for the sentiment and snowflakes and stamped with Azure blue Stazon ink since the tag front was a non-porous paper.

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Tags are super easy to make when using the shaped die cuts like this one where I used the stitched hexagon dies.  On the base portion of the tag I stamped the O Christmas Tree stamp using distress inks (Pine Needles and Lucky Clover) and spritzed with Green Patina Perfect Pearls.  I also spritzed the front portion of the tag with the same perfect pearls and then blended in some Gathered Twigs distress inks.

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I stamped the sentiment and star with Versamark and then embossed with Gold Pearl embossing powder.

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How stinkin cute is this little guy?  I used Plush Sheldon to create the negative shape for the window of the tag and I drew in his eyes and nose.

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The hat and scarf and arms are all part of the die though I trimmed down the scarf.  I also used some flat back black pearls for the buttons.

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And last but not least is this adorable gnome all dressed up with Copics!  I stamped the background with the snowflakes in the Gnome for Christmas stamp set and embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder (have to look very closely in this picture:))  The window was cut out using the Stitched Rectangular layers.

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And that's it for today's Christmas Shaker tags!  Fun, easy and hopefully a little "wow" for the recipients. Have a fantastic rest of your week

Shelbysig

 

10/07/2015

Wed 07

A Very Beary Christmas Card
by Lindsay Amrhein

Hello!

I am so happy to share a Christmas card with you today! As I created this card, all I could see out my window were changing leaves, green grass, and sun! Sure enough, though, the Christmas season will be here! 

For my card today, I used a couple of the newest products that were just released, Stitched Octagon Layers, and the adorable, Gnome For Christmas stamp set, and matching dies

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To begin my card, I die cut the largest octagon die twice, and set one aside. I applied two shades of blue ink to the top, blending downward. I then hand cut a couple snow mounds, and set bot aside. I stamped out my trees, as well as the adorable Polar bear, and colored those with Copic Markers, die cutting them out when I finished.

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I then stamped my sentiment, which I trimmed so that I could stack them. Don't worry, you can always put them back together to stamp the way it was intended. Taking the second octagon, I scored the top portion of it, and adhered that flap to the card front, so that it would open. As a finishing touch, I added snow using my white gel pen, and glittered the bears scarf with a bit of glitter pen.

I hope you've had a chance to check out the fabulous new products available! There are so many to chose from, and all are fun! 

Would you like a chance to win the Gnome For Christmas stamp set? Leave a comment on this blog post by Sunday, October 11 (11:59 pm EST) for your chance to win.  A winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the die.  Don't forget to visit the Outside the Box blog often during the blitz for more inspiration and more chances to win some of the new products.  Good luck.

Lindsaysignature

 

 

09/24/2013

Tue 24

A Halloween Trio Class...

 

Hello Dear Stamper Friends:

Here Bibiana...I wanted to share with all of you this trio of halloween cards that we did at one of my last classes...and Give a huge Thanks to all my Beloved Students...for coming to class!

Here are the projects that the gilrs had to make...

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They all were amazed to recieve the gorgeous New Memory Box catalog and they all LOVE it!!!

 

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Here some of them really concentrated making their projects...

 

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 And here with some of their cards all finished!

Among the projects,  they had to make a  "Triangular Diorama" card...HERE is a Video, if you want to learn how to make a card with this shape (different theme/card) but the same concept!

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and on the photo below, Can you spot the Halloween dies?

No? huh!,

Well  the store was almost "depleated" from all The Halloween Dies...and the Huge winner was the "The Grand Willow Tree", so THANK YOU,  ladies for the big support that you give to Memory Box!.

Anyways is so difficult to resist with such beautiful dies and stamps don't you think?

 

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Ok, my Dear Stamper Friends, I just want to remind you that I will be so glad to see you swinging by the language blogs: The Spanish one  "A Crear se Dijo!" and The French one: "Un Brin de Créativité" where  I post different projects using the gorgeous stamps and dies from Memory Box... remember you can use "google translate"... I hope to see you there too! bye for now...