308 posts categorized "Patterned Papers"

05/28/2024

Tue 28

Thank You Sunshine by Jean Okimoto

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Brighten someone's day with a sunny-bright thank you from the Gladiola Collection.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of big blossoms and little words - my new favorite design combination.

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Cut the Gladiola Blossoms and Leaves petals from a bright yellow 6x6 in the Sunrise Collection.  Shade the center areas with Cheerful VersaFine Clair.  Cut the stamens and leaves from Black Glossy Paper.  

Assemble the blossom - attach the petals to a small scrap of cardstock (about 1" in diameter) so it's easier to handle and arrange over the leaves.

Cut the bright yellow 6x6 with the 2-¾" wide Rectangle Basics die.  Cut the yellow and gold Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 with the 2-½" wide Rectangle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam dots for the top, upper-right and center petals.

Attach a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tab and gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 set also includes soft pink and lavender versions of the beautiful floral print.  Our 6x6 cardstock collections make it easy to coordinate prints and colors.  Make a stash of cards - then just add a foil tab greeting strip or circle later when you need a quick thank you or birthday card.

Thanks for visiting - see you in June...

Jeansignature-3

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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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05/24/2024

Fri 24

Exquisite Butterflies Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a spring or summer birthday with a trio of Exquisite Butterflies.  A slimline card - with lots of white space - balances the shimmery, shiny metallic 6x6 artpapers.  Hi, Jean here with a simple design for a special occasion.

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Cut Exquisite Butterflies from a gold Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut a turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6 with the 2" wide  Wrapped Stitch Rectangle Layers die.  Assemble the butterflies and attach them to the rectangle - use foam tape for the upper wing sections.

Carefully remove the entire sheet of the turquoise and gold Anemone Grove 6x6 - including the top edge that's attached to the pad. Cut it with the 1-⅛" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut a turquoise 6x6 from the solid-core Lagoon Collection with the ⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Add special wishes with a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab. Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

I've used a lot of the white and black foil greeting tabs recently.  These instant greetings complement any design and add subtle dimension to your cards.  If you already have a stash of completed birthday cards our Thank You Foil Greetings White Circle Tabs would work with this design too.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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05/22/2024

Wed 22

Budding Gladiola Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  This card colors were inspired by paper in the Glimmering Gladiola paper pad.  The orange, pinks, and red are so pretty togetherI had to recreate it in the Gladiola flower die cuts.

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Frame:

Trim the orange, pink and red Glimmering Gladiola paper to 4 1/3" x 6".  Use the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out to create the frame.  Adhere foam tape to the back side.

Flowers:

Die cut the Budding Gladiola Stem twice and Whimsical Gladiola once from heavy weight card stock.  Ink blend the flowers using Distress Oxide Ink in Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves to create the colors in the paper.  The Steams and leave are Old Paper and Rustic Wilderness.  Adhere the flower and leaves using the image on the envelopes.

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Butterflies:

Die cut the Exquisite Butterflies from heavy white card stock and ink blend with Distress Oxide Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinge.  Use a black permanent nent marker along the outer edges of the butterflies then lightly ink blend with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. 

Assembly:

Trim white card stock to 6" by 9 1/2".  Score at 4 3/4" to create a card base.  Trim the dark red paper from the Blush paper pad to 4 3/4" x 6".  Adhere to the from of the card.  Adhere the frame.  Adhere the leaves and steams to the left side of the card.  Add the butterflies on top of the arrangement.  Adhere a Happy Birthday Foil Greeting Black Tab to the bottom right corner.  Add small drops of Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue to the flowers.

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05/21/2024

Tue 21

Thank You Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Here's another hybrid floral idea...Gladiola Floral Duo on a tall Daisy Blossom Stem.  It's just one of many combinations of blossoms, buds, stems and leaves from our floral collection of dies.  Hi, Jean here with a soft blue floral thank you card.

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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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05/14/2024

Tue 14

Rounds, Rectangles and Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Going to a birthday celebration and need a fast card?  The 6x6 Glimmering Gladiola and Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock make it easy to design, diecut and assemble a very quick card.  Hi, Jean here with a versatile basic design that takes advantage of the great coordinating papers and colors in the Memory Box 6x6 prints and cardstock collections.

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Cut 2 of the Glimmering Gladiola double-sided yellow 6x6 print with the 2-¼" diameter Circle Basics die.  Cut a bright yellow Sunrise Collection 6x6 with the 2-½" Circle Basics die.

Cut the A2-sized Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from a light yellow Sunrise 6x6.  Cut the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from the same yellow 6x6.  Attach the large rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.  

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Attach the circles and smaller rectangle to the card.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab.  Add gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thank You Foil Greetings Circle Tabs are available in white and black too.  They're great for just-in-time cards - or make a bunch of color-coordinated cards and add the greetings later.  

Thanks for visiting our blog -  you again on Friday...

Jeansignature-3

 

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05/07/2024

Tue 07

Slimline Birthday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Need a celebration card for spring and summer birthdays?  Hi, Jean here with a basic design that would work in many color combinations with prints from our Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 pack.  Here's a purple version of my hybrid card combining dies from our floral collection - Clara Blooms on the Curved Magnolia Branch.  

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Cut Curved Magnolia Branch from a bright green 6x6 in the Greenery Collection.  Color the stem with a brown marker.

Cut Clara Blooms from a medium-purple 6x6 in the Twilight Purple Collection.  Cut an extra set of the small petals and trim 2 of them to create a bud.  Cut the group of 4 smaller centers from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the 2 larger flowers.  

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Cut the purple and gold petal print from the Shimmering Gladiola 6x6 with a portion of the 2" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  It'll be shorter than the die - but it's easier than measuring.  Cut lavender cardstock with the 1-½" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the rectangles with a corner rounding punch.

Cut, score and fold a lavender slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") and round the corners.

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Attach the diecuts - use foam tape for the blossoms.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab for an instant greeting.

Thanks for visiting our blog!

Jeansignature-3

 

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05/03/2024

Fri 03

Hybrid Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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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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