191 posts categorized "Slimline"

05/05/2023

Fri 05

From Bud to Blossom by Jean Okimoto

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Magnolia Rub-On Transfers eliminate both coloring and diecutting the layers to create instant cards.  Just add a Magnolia Plaid accent strip, gemstones and a greeting.  Hi, Jean here with a simple floral design from our latest collection.

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Leave a generous margin around each design and cut the buds and blossoms from the Magnolia Rub-On Transfer Sheet - cut through both the transfer and its paper liner.  Carefully remove the paper liner and tap the transfers onto smooth white cardstock - leave space between the transfers to diecut the circles later.

The transfer set includes 2 sheets of transfers and a craft stick to burnish the design.  It's also easy to burnish the design onto cardstock by running it through a diecut machine (between two sheets of printer paper) using the cutting plates.  Carefully remove the frosty layer.  Cut the designs with the 1-¼", 1-½" and 1-¾" Circle Basics dies.

Cut pale lavender cardstock with the 6-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a Magnolia Plaid 6x6 sheet with the same die - cut it vertically and include the top of the paper pad.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut the greeting with the second-smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the short end.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝"  x 8-½").  Add lavender Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  It's easy to pick the perfect matching color of the iridescent gemstones - just look at the reverse side.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting...have fun creating projects with the Magnolia Rub-On Transfers this weekend!

 

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04/30/2023

Sun 30

Sympathy Slimline Card featuring Magnolia Rub-Ons
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a slimline sympathy card made with the brand new "Magnolia Rub-ons!"

Here's a closer look at my card:

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These rub-ons are amazing and beautiful, plus so easy to use.  I cut a card base 8" by 3.75" and rounded 3 of the corners with my corner rounder.  Then I pick flowers and leaves off the rub-on sheet and randomly added them to the card front.  It was so fast and easy and it looks amazing in real life!  They go on very easily, rubbing with your finger or the popsicle stick included in the package. 

With product

The sentiment from "Big & Little Words" stamp set was heat embossed in white on black card stock and cut into a banner.  I popped it up on foam tape and added it to the top part of the card.  Here's one last look:


With product

This was probably the fastest card I've ever made and it looks so pretty.  If you've never used rub-ons, give these a try and even if you have used the in the past, I bet the didn't go on as easily as these do.  In a matter of seconds you have a gorgeous floral card with very little time and effort!  

I hope you will stop by each day for more inspiration from the design team!  Be sure to check out the new release HERE.  And if you are interested in any of the supplies I used, you can find them listed on my blog HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

AngiesignatureNEW

 

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04/28/2023

Fri 28

A Blossom from the Magnolia Grove by Jean Okimoto

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Billowy flowering trees create a colorful backdrop for a fresh Magnolia Blossom from our latest collection.  Hi, Jean here with a spring slimline - and some very poufy trees.

Cut Birch Tree Trunks from light kraft cardstock - we're using just 3 of them today.  Cut the Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral background from a tiny floral print from the new Magnolia Grove 6x6 set.  Cut three more floral backgrounds from dark green cardstock. Layer them - slightly offset  - for treetops.  Trim one of them where it'll be attached along the fold.  Attach them to a pale lavender-pink slimline card (3-⅝"x 8-½").

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The Magnolia Grove set has several other floral and leafy prints that would be great for this technique.

Tip - it's easier to color Magnolia Blossom's layers if they are pressure-embossed first, then colored, then finally cut out.  You won't have to chase the little pieces around to color (and/or misplace!) them - and you can apply the colors exactly where you want them.

Pressure-emboss Magnolia Blossom on smooth white cardstock using a rubber embossing mat and the plate(s) required for your machine.  Color the embossed designs with Pearlescent Orchid and Pearlescent Rust Brilliance inks using a sponge, dauber or blending brush.  Dry the inks, then diecut the pieces.  Assemble the blossom.

Cut the extra leaf/stem pieces - from the Vibrant Leaf Corner set - from green cardstock.  Attach the blossom and leaves to the card - use foam dots behind some of the petals.

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Add pale lavender Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Think beyond-the-box, upcycle and repurpose your tools and supplies to get the most from your investment of these fun toys.

Thanks for visiting - see you in May!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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04/07/2023

Fri 07

Spritzed, Highlighted and Layered Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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A mist of Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz accents the Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral and defines the details of the beautiful blossom.  The rose and Wayfarer Leaves match the cluster of flowers on the bottom left corner of the Garland 6x6 and create a birthday greeting for someone special.  Hi, Jean here sharing a quick technique that's perfect for Memory Box's layered floral die sets. 

Cut the solid Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral background from a medium-toned red/coral sheet Berry Red 6x6.  Spritz a slightly lighter 6x6 with a fine mist of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz - prop the cardstock up vertically,  shake the bottle vigorously and spritz!   Costco boxes with the cutouts are great spraybooths.  Dry the shimmery ink, then cut the cardstock with the layering pieces.  The illustration on the envelope - and the lightly-marked guidelines on the diecut - make it quick and easy to assemble the rose.

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Cut Wayfarer Leaves with a medium green from the Lush Green 6x6 pack - attach doublestick tape strips behind the leaves to keep the center offcuts in the leaves.  Remove the lowest leaf from the large diecut.  Cut the lowest leaf from the smaller diecut and reposition it between the other two leaves.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with a portion of the 7-½" x 2-½" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  That's a lot easier than measuring and cutting it - and hoping it's not wonky!  

Glue two pieces of smooth white cardstock together and diecut the Happy Birthday Tender Script background.  Pressure-emboss the backgrounds with the detailed top layer of the greeting using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Embossing the greeting background makes it a lot easier to attach the top layer.

Cut the top layer from the peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - attach the rose with foamtape.  Add amber Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The combination of Memory Box 6x6 color collections and Sheer Shimmer Spritz creates great layering and accent artpapers.   Add a beautiful luster without warping the sturdy 110 lb. cardstock.  A quick spritz is all you need!

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/21/2023

Tue 21

Bunny Face and Rainbow Eggs by Jean Okimoto

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Rainbow-colored Curlicue eggs surround a plush felt Bunny Face in a contrast of colors and textures.  The new Curlicue Plate is great for pressure- and heat-embossing in addition to diecutting!  Hi, Jean here with a quick and easy way to decorate a bunch of eggs in bright spring pastels for your Easter cards.

Blend Distress Oxides on heavy white cardstock - I've used worn lipstick, kitsch flamingo, salvaged patina and twisted citron.  Dry the inks.  Trim the cardstock about ¼" smaller than the Curlicue Plate so it fits inside the cutting edge.  Spray each side of the cardstock with a light spritz of water from about 12" away. Let it absorb the water for a few seconds.  Pressure-emboss it using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.

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Place the embossed cardstock on a smooth, flat surface and brayer Pearlescent Jade Brilliance ink evenly over the raised areas.  For best results and even inking - lift and roll the entire brayer over the inkpad about 25 times instead of using short strokes (which could leave dark blocks of ink in some areas).  

Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder for a glossy, pearlescent look.  Unlike the smooth details of an actual embossing folder, this technique creates a rustic, hand-carved look.  Let's call this one rainbow-rustic!  

Cut eggs from different sections with the 2" high die from the Half a Dozen Eggs set.  I inked, embossed and brayered several pieces of cardstock to create a bunch of eggs in different color combinations.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white and pink wool-blend felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the fabric and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut Bunny Face from the felt and attach a scrap of  black cardstock behind the eyes.  Cut the mouth and nose section from heavy white cardstock.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind it to emphasize the details.  Bunny looks a little confused here - maybe he just emerged from hibernation and can't believe it's almost Easter!

Cut white cardstock with the 2" x 7" Slim Basic Rectangles die.

Stamp the greeting - from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - on pale aqua cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set it, then trim it with one end of the second-smallest Slim Basic Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (8-½" x 3-⅝") - use foamtape for the 2nd egg, Bunny Face and greeting.  Add aqua Pastel Jewels.

Think of different ways to use the new Curlicue Plate in addition to basic diecutting and pressure-embossing.  It's also great for stenciling.  Save and use the offcuts as accents for other projects too.

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

Jeansignature-3

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03/17/2023

Fri 17

Drifting Feathers by Jean Okimoto

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A trio of the feathers - simply stenciled - creates a glittery friendship card for a winter day.  Hi, Jean here with a simple design using DIY Plumed Gypsy Feather stencils cut from heavyweight vellum for easier placement and crisp stenciled edges.

Prep the small Plumed Gypsy Feather by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the tiny offcuts.  Cut the feather stencil three times from heavyweight vellum.  Cut white cardstock with the medium-sized Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Stencil the feathers with Distress Oxides - salvaged patina, iced spruce and kitsch flamingo.  

Cut the feathers again from the pale blue Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet and the silver Majestic Hues Glitter Pad sheet.  The pink-stenciled feather doesn't have a glittered layer - that's part of the "missing" theme.  (The Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad has a matching pink sheet if you want 3 glittered feathers.)

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Glue 2 pieces of white cardstock together for dimension,  then cut the background of the Miss You Posh Script.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed top layer of the greeting. Cut the detailed top layer of the greeting from the pale aqua sheet in the  Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad - leave the tiny dot for the "i" in the die (or on the cutting plate) till you're ready to attach it because it tends to disappear.  Embossing the background creates a debossed area to easily align and attach the top layer.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add the pale pinkish-violet Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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03/14/2023

Tue 14

Pretty Colors in the Tool Box by Jean Okimoto

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Fuchsia, Pumpkin and Teal in the toolbox?  Yes, when they brighten a gal's slimline thank you with a happy Whittle Beaver!  Hi, Jean here with mix of old, new, blue, Memory Box and Poppystamps. I like a lot of open space on my cards - but these great design elements wanted to be together, filling the entire card. 

The new Toolbox 3D Embossing Folder & Matching Dies and the Woodgrain Fence Pickets are from our '23 Spring Collection.  Cut the pickets from light kraft cardstock.  Cut the tools from the silver Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Place them in the matching 3D Embossing Folder and add the details and dimension (one tool at a time is easiest!) using the plate(s) required for your machine.  

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Mask the "metal" areas of each tool and sponge or daub the handles with StazOn Inks.  Airdry the first layer of ink, then repeat.  Colors used here are Pumpkin, Teal Blue and Fuchsia Pink.  Set them aside to dry completely.

Cut Wood Grain Planks from light kraft cardstock - we're just using a few of them here.

Cut the question mark - from the Wooden Alpha set - from light kraft cardstock too.

Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Beaver from dark kraft cardstock.  Lightly ink the edges and paws with Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance ink.  Attach the fuchsia screwdriver between his paws.

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments - with Pinecone VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and trim the greeting with the second-smallest Rectangle Basics die. 

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Attach everything to a light aqua slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the question mark and the beaver.

Make this card using different colors and greetings for your favorite DIY/fix-it/build-it gal or guy.  A toolbox card would be great for someone who just completed (survived?) a home renovation project too. The Woodgrain Fence Pickets can also diecut a great stencil for birthday candles...just some extra ideas!

Special thanks to everyone ordering my new kit - BLOSSOMS & BUNNIES - from Impress! They sold out quickly, I'm making more.

Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday...

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/10/2023

Fri 10

Dazzling Seashells Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Pearly, pastel Dazzling Seashells are great for any occasion...and ready for a shell-ebration!  This beautifully-textured collection of 7 designs is from the Dazzling Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies set.  Hi, Jean here - it's cloudy and in the 30's outside, a perfect day to stay inside and create cards with a warm, tropical theme.

Blend twisted citron, worn lipstick, kitsch flamiongo and cracked pistachio Distress Oxides on smooth, heavy white cardstock.  Trim it to fit in the Dazzling Seashells 3D Embossing Folder.  Lightly spritz both sides of the cardstock to prep it for embossing.  Place the inked side against the debossed (sunken) side of the folder.  Pressure-emboss it using the plates(s) required for your machine.

Place the embossed cardstock on a hard, flat surface and apply a layer of Pearlescent Jade Brilliance using a hard rubber brayer.  Dry the ink.  Cut the shells with the coordinating dies.

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Prep Ring Stack by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to make it easier to remove the delicate diecut.  Cut Ring Stack from the gold Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut two more of the end ovals again to lengthen the diecut - hide the overlapped extension under the second shell from the left.

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Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼" x 2-¼" Slim Basic Rectangles die.  Attach the Ring Stack diecuts to the rectangle - use tiny dots of glue just where the ovals are joined.  Attach the shells.

Stamp the greeting - from the Deep Blue Ocean Clear Stamp and Die Set - with Pearlescent Jade Brilliance.  Dry the ink and cut the greeting lengthwise with the second-smallest Slim Basic Rectangles Die.  Trim the short ends.  

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-⅝") - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add aqua Christmas Fairy Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Dazzling Seashells would be beautiful cut from Rainbow Reflections or Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 sheets too.  Their pearly shimmer will enhance the detailed textures of each shell.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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03/07/2023

Tue 07

Garden Greetings…Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral by Jean Okimoto

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The new Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral appears to have many tiny layers.  They are actually just four detail pieces - easily layered over the background that's gently marked with guidelines for the detail pieces.  They're lightly marked so you can rearrange the layers if you prefer - and no one will know!  Hi, Jean here with another beautiful, layering floral set from our Spring Collection.

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Paint heavy white cardstock with two shades of peachy-pink inks or watercolors.  Dry it, then spray the darker section with a light mist of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Dry the ink, then diecut it with the Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral set.  Assemble the rose.

Cut Wayfarer Leaves from light green cardstock.

Prep Thistle Stems by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the delicate pieces.  Cut it from the light gold 6x6 in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.

Add splatters of the Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to white cardstock.  Dry the ink, then cut it with the 2" x 7" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the Gentle Rose, Thistle Stems and Wayfarer Leaves to the rectangle - use foam dots for the center and right edge of the rose.

Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add the peachy pink Pastel Jewels.  

Roses are always a classic design element for celebrations, thank-yous and friendship cards.  Adding Wayfarer Leaves and Thistle Stems to your collection makes it even easier to create garden greetings for any occasion.

We're working on the links for the Wayfarer Leaves and Thistle Stems.  View the entire Spring Collection here.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!

 

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/03/2023

Fri 03

Trio of Window Collages by Jean Okimoto

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Colorful butterflies flutter through a trio of collaged windows on a slimline thank you card.  The new collages - Distant Sun, Cloudy Moon and Cloudy Sun - create a layered, dimensional backdrop for the Intricate Mini Butterflies.  Hi, Jean here with more great dies from our Spring '23 Collection.

Score white cardstock horizontally at 3-⅝" and 7-¼".  Cut Cloudy Sun Collage from the front of the 3-⅝" panel. Cut Cloudy Moon Collage from the backside of the second panel.  Cut Distant Sun Collage from the front of the third panel.

Cut blue cardstock with the 3-⅝" x 8-⅝" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the rectangle behind the Distant Sun Collage panel - align the left edges.  Trim the right edge.  Trim the top and bottom edges of the tri-folded card.

Prep the Intricate Mini Butterflies die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the detailed diecuts.  Blend yellow, chartreuse, green, teal and blue inks on smooth white cardstock.  Dry the inks, then cut it with the Intricate Mini Butterflies die.  I cut two sets of the butterflies so I could select the sizes and colors  I wanted for the card.

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The butterflies are just glued at the center, allowing the wings to lift at the edges.  Attach the 3 smallest butterflies to the blue area within the Distant Sun Collage.  Attach the 4th butterfly partially over the bottom edge of the Cloudy Moon Collage.  Attach the remaining 3 butterflies to the card front.

Cut Tilted Thanks from the turquoise sheet in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Attach the greeting to the card and add turquoise Pastel Jewels

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Tri-fold collage cards are fun to create - and receive!  Substitute birds or dragonflies instead of butterflies for a totally different look.  Or maybe a plush brown felt Layered Polar Bear holding a bunch of balloons just barely floating over the window collages?

 

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