201 posts categorized "Slimline"

02/21/2024

Wed 21

Celebrate Easter with the Sitting Sparrow by Jean Okimoto

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A watercolored Sitting Sparrow welcomes spring with a nestful of glittery eggs and delicate budding branches.  These great new designs are from February's Spring Cheer Collection of dies, 6x6 solid-core cardstock assortments, 3D embossing folders, layering stencils, clear stamp and die sets and versatile time-saving Foil Greeting Tabs.  Hi, Jean here with an Easter slimline card featuring more of these great new items.

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Found a piece of pastel watercolored paper in my stash and loved the soft spring pastels!  Cut Sitting Sparrow from the watercolored paper.  Cut the beak backing section from an orange-yellow Sunrise 6x6 sheet.  Color the area for the eye with a black marker.  Assemble the sparrow and attach the beak section behind the head.

Cut and assemble Bird's Nest from light kraft cardstock.

Cut Berry Branches and Leaves from a Greenery 6x6 sheet.  Save the leaves for another project.

Cut the eggs from the new Woven Basket of Eggs set.  The blue eggs are from the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  The pink, yellow and green eggs are from Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Cut the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle from yellow cardstock.

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Cut the new Happy Easter Curled Script from the Greenery 6x6.  All of the new 6x6 color assortments are 110 lb. cardstock - sturdy and perfect for cutting delicate greetings!

 

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Attach the diecuts to a yellow slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for Sitting Sparrow.  Add green Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The links for Happy Easter Curled Script and Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles will be added as soon as they're fixed.

Thanks for visiting...hope these colorful spring ideas will brighten your winter days!

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02/16/2024

Fri 16

Spring Cheer Collection is Here! by Jean Okimoto

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Meet the sweetest new members of the Memory Box family of dies!  They're from the just-released Spring Cheer Collection - Layered Lamb, Layered Chicks and Layered Bunny - ready for your spring and Easter projects.  The release also includes 4 beautiful, vivid 6x6 solid-core 110# cardstock color assortments perfect for diecutting, stamping, embossing and foiling.  Hi, Jean here with my first of many designs from this wonderful collection.  

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Cut Layered Lamb from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Color the legs with a dark gray marker.  Color the areas for the ears, muzzle and eyes with pale pink watercolors and a black marker.  Set the diecuts aside to dry.

Cut Layered Chicks from pale yellow and two shades of orange in the Sunrise 6x6 pack.  Color the eye areas with a black marker.

Cut Cute Layered Bunny from Open Studio Watercolor Paper and gray cardstock.  Color the eye area with a black marker.

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Here's a quick and easy way to cut the eggs from the Woven Basket of Eggs set.  Cut ½" wide strips of the peachy-pink, green and blue 6x6 sheets in the Blush, Greenery and Lagoon packs.  Tape them together and diecut them all at once.  Cut the basket from light kraft cardstock.

Cut Happy Easter Dover Script from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut pale blue cardstock with the 2.9" x 7.9" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a pale blue slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the bottom edge of the basket.  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

These adorable spring diecuts are great for shower, new baby and birthday cards too.  The new 6x6 collections make it easy to coordinate and layer the perfect colors for any season.  Or trim them with the A2 card-sized Rectangle Basics, Wrapped Stitched Rectangle or A2 Rectangle Frames dies - then attach them to plain white A2 cards for custom-colored cards! 

Thanks for visiting...hope this spring card and happy colors are the beginning of a great, crafty weekend for you!  See you with another design from our new collection on Tuesday!

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02/13/2024

Tue 13

From Bud to Blossom by Jean Okimoto

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Balance the bold dimensions of the beautiful Anemone Bloom with a slimline card and a simple greeting from the January Anemone Collection.  Soft blues can be frosty winter pastels - or in anticipation of spring - just 5 weeks away!  Hi, Jean here with a simple  thank you card from our latest release.

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Cut Anemone Bloom from a light blue 6x6 in the Ocean Blue Collection.  Color the stamens with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair - we're using just the two larger pieces here.  Color the sepal with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Set them aside to dry.

Cut white cardstock with the die from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set. We're using just 2 of the diecuts here - save the others for another project.  The tray's diecuts are perfectly-sized for several of the new rub ons.  

Cut the bud from the new White Anemone Rub Ons - leave a generous border around the design.  Carefully remove the paper liner.  Gently tap the design onto the small rectangle diecut. Place it between two layers of printer paper and run it through your diecut machine to burnish the bud onto the cardstock. (The rub ons set (2 sheets) includes a wood craft stick to burnish the designs if a diecut machine isn't available.)  Carefully remove the frosty plastic layer.

Back to the anemone...assemble the blossom.  Attach it to the larger white rectangle diecut - use foam tape between the petals for shadowy dimension.

Glue two pieces of the same Ocean Blue 6x6 together for dimension and cut the Thank You Debut Script background.  Cut the delicate top layer from white cardstock.  Assemble the greeting.

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Attach the diecuts to a blue slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the greeting.  Add blue Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - Happy Valentine's Day to everyone celebrating tomorrow!

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01/19/2024

Fri 19

Blooming Anemone Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter hugs with the graceful Blooming Anemone from the January Anemone Collection.  The latest release is like an indoor garden  - pick your favorite colors, buds or blossoms and add them to greetings for any occasion.  Hi, Jean here - hoping to add some warmth and color to a frosty gray 37-degree day.

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I've altered and repurposed several design elements here.  The stem is upside-down.  A petal diecut is also cut from green cardstock, trimmed, and rotated to become leaves.  The stamen is cut twice and layered.

Cut the Blooming Anemone blossom from a purple 6x6 in the Twilight Purple Collection. Sponge the stamen with black ink. 

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Cut the stamen, stem, sepal and the 4-section petal from green cardstock. green   Remove the narrow and extra-wide sections of the petal diecut - the remaining pieces will be rotated and attached as leaves.  Sponge the green stamen with black ink too.

Cut the new Hugs Debut Script background from a pale lavender 6x6 in the Twilight Purple  Collection.  Cut the detailed top layer from the purple 6x6.

Cut the pale lavender 6x6 with the 1.1" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die - the cardstock is slightly shorter than the die.

Cut the beautiful lavender and gold Anemone Grove scallop print with the same die - remove the sheet from the paper pad and use part of the top section too.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").   Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...hope the January Anemone Collection inspires you to create unique greetings in a rainbow of floral colors!

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01/12/2024

Fri 12

Heartfelt Hummingbird Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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A felt Layered Hummingbird delivers warm hugs on a cold winter day.  Hi, Jean here with a layered slimline design combining classic favorites and a favorite new bird set from our holiday release.  I've never seen a gray + silver hummingbird in our yard - but here he is!

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Cut Birch Tree Trunks from a white Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad 6x6.  We're just using 4 of the 5 trunks here.

Cut 2 Double Stitch Heart Cut Outs to create an inlaid design.  

Cut the 2-¼" wide Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle from the smooth side of textured gray cardstock.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to medium- and light-gray wool-blend felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the Layered Hummingbird base from the medium-gray felt.  

Cut the head overlay from the light felt.  Cut the wings and lower part of the "face" from a silver Rainbow Reflections 6x6 sheet.  Attach the layers to the base.  Push a toothpick or skewer thru the layers to define the cutout for the eye.

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Cut the beak section from light orange cardstock.  Color the eye area with a black marker.  Attach the diecut behind the head.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the tab die that's included in the stamp set.  The tab is designed to cut the largest greeting - use the short ends to trim the left and right sides.

Attach the diecuts to a textured gray slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").  Add red Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles and Wrapped Stitched Rectangles sets coordinate with Memory Box stitched designs.  They frame the design without competing with the stitched diecuts.  They're great with the lovable Poppystamps Whittles too!  

Try the versatile design in different colors - use kraft or aqua cardstock for the background and card.  Use pink for the greeting, hearts and jewels.  

Thanks for visiting...keep safe and warm and have a great weekend!

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12/25/2023

Mon 25

Holiday Wishes from Memory Box by Jean Okimoto

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Holiday wishes of peace, love and joy from Memory Box to everyone celebrating today!  Hi, Jean here with a mix-and-match holiday greeting.  The ornament trio combines classic favorites, Christmas '23, and some extras from Poppystamps and Birch Press Design. 

The sweet Layered Hummingbird - with a few alterations and minimal layering - becomes a peace dove here.  He's perched on a Birch Press Design diecut that (I hope!) resembles a young olive branch.

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Cut the Frilling Snowflake Ornament background from three shades of green cardstock.  Punch holes at the top and attach gold cord.  Curl the cord with the side of the flower burnishing tool or a bonefolder - follow the curve of the cord for best results.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to white wool-blend felt and cut the main section of Layered Hummingbird.  Cut the top of the head/beak section from orange cardstock.  Color the eye area with a black marker.  Attach it behind the felt diecut, then trim the long hummingbird's beak to resemble a dove's beak.  Cut two of the big wings from a white Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  Trim the little point from one wing. Attach the wings.

Cut the branch - from the Birch Press Design Jovial Blooms and Leaves Contour Layers set - from darker green cardstock.

Cut the Poppystamps Heart Jumble hearts from the red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.

Cut the largest Alpine Snowflake from the white Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.

Glue two pieces of white cardstock together and diecut them with the 2" x 7" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝"  8-½") - use foam tape for the bird.  Stamp the greeting - from the Shining Star Clear Stamp Set - on lime green cardstock with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it with one end of the 1.1" x 6.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die, then trim the excess with an edge of a larger die.

Attach the greeting with foam tape.  Add red Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again tomorrow!

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12/22/2023

Fri 22

Simple Poinsettia Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a simple slimline version of Poinsettia Rub On designs spotlighted on diecut circles.  Accent it with a bright rose-colored  Foil Greeting Tab, Fairy Crystals and Jewels.  Hi, Jean here with a quick design that would also work for holiday thank-you cards with a stamped or diecut greeting.

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Cut smooth white cardstock with the 2.25", 2.5" and 3" Circle Basics dies. I keep my Basics dies organized on shower curtain rings from a fabric or home store.  

Cut the Poinsettia Rub Ons - leave a generous border around each design.  Carefully remove the paper liner.  Gently tap the design onto the circles.  Place it between two pieces of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine using the plates you'd use for diecutting.  Carefully remove the frosty plastic liner.

Cut the smoother side of pink textured cardstock with the  2.25" x 7.25" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the diecuts to a pink slimline card (8-⅝" x 3-⅝").  Trim slightly less than ⅛" from the short ends of a Merry Christmas Foil Greetings Rose (colored) Tab.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.  Greeting Tabs are great for last-minute and/or mass-produced cards.  You'll appreciate the versatile set of 40 tabs - 4 each of 10 typefaces.

Add yellow Bright Jewels to the center of the poinsettia.  Add green Christmas Fairy Crystals for extra sparkle.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Poinsettia Rub Ons have a natural watercolored look and are great for gift tags or holiday treat wrappers too.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  Have a very Merry Christmas if you're celebrating on Monday!

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11/26/2023

Sun 26

Golden Holiday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Surprise someone with a frosty pink slimline holiday greeting this year.  The unexpected shape and color will stand out in a crowd of traditional designs. Hi, Jean here - hope you're enjoying a great weekend!  

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We're using the Poinsettia Garland 6x6 pack with its array of beautiful metallic gold and matte florals, starbursts and botanicals.  Cut two of the pale pink and gold 6x6's with the Frilling Snowflake Ornament background die.  Attach narrow strips of cardstock behind the tops of the ornaments to reinforce the hole for the gold cord.  

Cut light pink cardstock with the same die. Cut a gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6 with the snowflake that's included in the Frilling Snowflake Ornament set.

Punch the holes and tie the ornaments with gold cord.  Curl the cord with the side of a bonefolder or that plastic burnishing too.

Cut two 2 pieces of white cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Spritz both sides of one rectangle with a light mist of water and pressure-emboss it with the Happy Holidays Streamlined Script die at a slight angle.  This step debosses the rectangle and makes it easy to attach the gold greeting diecut. Attach the other rectangle behind the embossed rectangle to add dimension.

Cut Happy Holidays Streamlined Script again from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6 - leave the tiny dot for the "i" in the die until you're ready to attach it.  Attach the gold greeting to the rectangle.  It'll fit perfectly into the debossed area.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝"). Add pale pink Pastel Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

This design is great if you have a stack of Memory Box holiday papers in your stash.  The color-coordinated prints create beautiful ornaments and the single gold snowflake adds a cool contrast.

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you in December!

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11/17/2023

Fri 17

Home for the Holidays by Jean Okimoto

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A plump red felt bird and a glittery Christmas tree fill the new Bird's Nest with holiday spirit.  Leaf Bunches and berries from Birch Press Design brighten the background.  Hi, Jean here with a holiday slimline design.

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Cut Leaf Bunches  from dark green cardstock. Cut the 2.25" wide Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectange from white cardstock.  Attach it to a white slimline card (8-⅝" x 3-⅝").

Cut the large Layered Evergreen Trees background from lime green cardstock.  Cut the delicate top layer from the green Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  We're working on the link for the Layered Evergreen Trees #94751 - here's a picture:  

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Cut Bird's Nest from kraft cardstock.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to red wool-blend felt and cut one of the Nestled Chickadee Duo birds.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the head and trim sections from red cardstock.  Cut the wings from the red Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eye cutout.

Cut the Birch Press Design Mixed Berry Contour Layers stems from the green cardstock.  Cut 5 berries from the Rainbow Reflections red 6x6 and from yellow cardstock.  Layer the berries - rotate the yellow pieces to fill the cutouts on the red berries

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Assemble the Christmas tree, chickadee and the front portion of the Bird's Nest.  

Attach Leaf Bunches to the stitched rectangle background - place the single extra leaf so it covers the stem of the leaves on the top left corner.  

Attach the back layer of the nest, then the Christmas tree and the chickadee, then the top layers of the nest.  Attach the berry stems and berries.

Cut Happy Holidays Streamlined Script from the green cardstock - leave the tiny dot for the "i" in the die until you're ready to attach it.

Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great weekend!

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10/03/2023

Tue 03

Pink, Poinsettia and Plaid by Jean Okimoto

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Greet the season with pink, lime, a new plaid and the beautiful new layered Glorious Poinsettia. Hi, Jean here with a simple slimline design ready for your favorite mix of prints, colors, greetings and jeweled accents.  We're using the new Poinsettia Plaid 6x6 and Shining Star Clear Stamps too.

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Cut Glorious Poinsettia from pink and green cardstock.  Cut the tiny centers from the bright yellow Graceful Gardens Glitter Pad sheet - we're using two of the three pieces.  Assemble the poinsettia.

Cut a plaid 6x6 with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die - cut the 6x6 vertically, including the top portion where the sheets are attached.  Cut bright, dark pink cardstock with the ⅞" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Shining Star Clear Stamp Set - on pink cardstock with Oasis Green VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim the the greeting with the ⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

Eliminate measuring, guessing (and thinking!) with the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers dies.  They're perfectly proportioned for slimline layers and backgrounds.

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Attach the diecuts and greeting to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foam dots for the tips of the larger petals.  Add pink/taupe Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Balance a bold layered poinsettia with a matching plaid and let the detailed petals be the focal point.  This design works in traditional reds and greens with our other plaids - and try it creamy whites with gold details too.

Thanks for visiting...see you on Friday!

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