123 posts categorized "Slimline"

03/22/2022

Tue 22

Tickled Pink and Paisley Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxPaisleyBloomLeafArch, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxKnottedCircleWreaths, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxBlackGlossyPaperPack, MemoryBoxPastelJewels, PoppystampsGrandWhittlePig, PoppystampsWhittleWildAnimalSentimentsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, Poppystamps, HandmadeCards, PoppystampsWhittles, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, HandmadeFlowerCards, HandmadeThankYouCards, DiecutCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a mix of Memory Box and Poppystamps designs - including a friendly big pig.  A glossy black Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch - layered over a Knotted Circle - creates a frame for the happy pig.

MemoryBoxPaisleyBloomLeafArch, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxKnottedCircleWreaths, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxBlackGlossyPaperPack, MemoryBoxPastelJewels, PoppystampsGrandWhittlePig, PoppystampsWhittleWildAnimalSentimentsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, Poppystamps, HandmadeCards, PoppystampsWhittles, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, HandmadeFlowerCards, HandmadeThankYouCards, DiecutCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Cut the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arches from the new Black Glossy Paper Pack sheet.  The heavyweight cardstock emphasizes the great details on the leaves.  Cut the largest Knotted Circle from matte black cardstock.

Cut the Poppystamps Grand Whittle Pig from the pearly pink Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut the snout again from a pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the pig again from black cardstock and layer it - slightly ofset to the left - for dimension.

Cut the flowers - also from the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch Set - from different shades of pink.  Cut two more of the largest flower.  Assemble the flowers.

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments set - on white cardstock with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

MemoryBoxPaisleyBloomLeafArch, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxKnottedCircleWreaths, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxBlackGlossyPaperPack, MemoryBoxPastelJewels, PoppystampsGrandWhittlePig, PoppystampsWhittleWildAnimalSentimentsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, Poppystamps, HandmadeCards, PoppystampsWhittles, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, HandmadeFlowerCards, HandmadeThankYouCards, DiecutCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Attach the diecuts to a gray slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add pale pink jewels from the Pastel Fairy Jewels set.

The new Black Glossy and pink Vintage Pastel Mirror cardstock capture the details on the Grand Whittle Pig and Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch.  Pink jeweled flower centers add dimension and visual weight to balance the very Grand Whittle Pig.

Thanks for visiting - have fun with this design!

Jeansignature-3

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03/18/2022

Fri 18

Pinpoint Floral Slimline by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxVerdantArch, MemoryBoxHexHalfPinpoint, MemoryBoxPinpointLeafPlate, MemoryBoxSignatureGreetingsClearStampsandDieSet, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyCrystals, BirchPressDesignWinsomeRoseAndLeavesContourLayers, JeanOkimoto, FloralDiecuts, DiecutFlowers, SlimlineCards, 6x6Papers, DIYCards, PaperPiecedDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, BirchPressDesign

Hi - Jean Okimoto here with some March Challenge inspiration on a floral slimline design.  The new Winsome Rose and Leaves Contour Layers set from Birch Press Design makes it easy to build detailed, dimensional blossoms with the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  

Creating intricate layered flowers is simple with our 6x6 paper collections and the latest release.  It's like paint-by-number - with colorful cardstock instead of a paintbrush!

MemoryBoxVerdantArch, MemoryBoxHexHalfPinpoint, MemoryBoxPinpointLeafPlate, MemoryBoxSignatureGreetingsClearStampsandDieSet, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyCrystals, BirchPressDesignWinsomeRoseAndLeavesContourLayers, JeanOkimoto, FloralDiecuts, DiecutFlowers, SlimlineCards, 6x6Papers, DIYCards, PaperPiecedDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, BirchPressDesign

Cut white cardstock with Hex Half Pinpoint.  Cut it with a portion of the Pinpoint Leaf Plate.

Cut Verdant Arch from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut the solid leaf backgrounds in the Winsome Rose and Leaves Contour Layers set from the same green 6x6.  Cut the detailed leaf overlays and the flower center  from a darker green 6x6.  Assemble the layered leaves.

The pinpoint background matches the Verdant Arch - and the Half Hex creates a solid backdrop for the bold flower to stand out.

Cut the Winsome Rose from 3 shades of Berry Red 6x6 cardstock.  Assembling the rose is easy - the 2 bottom layers have lightly scored guidelines showing exactly where the layering pieces should be attached.  Assemble the rose and add the green center.

MemoryBoxVerdantArch, MemoryBoxHexHalfPinpoint, MemoryBoxPinpointLeafPlate, MemoryBoxSignatureGreetingsClearStampsandDieSet, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyCrystals, BirchPressDesignWinsomeRoseAndLeavesContourLayers, JeanOkimoto, FloralDiecuts, DiecutFlowers, SlimlineCards, 6x6Papers, DIYCards, PaperPiecedDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, BirchPressDesign

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Stamp the greeting - from the Signature Greeting Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Shady Lane VeraFine Clair.   Dry the ink, then cut the greeting with the coordinating die.  Cut green cardstock with the greeting die and attach it - offset to the right - for dimension.

Add pink/coral Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

The 6x6 Color Collections make it easy to coordinate colors and build layered designs like leaves and flowers. Folllow the outlines on the layering pieces for accurate placement - or create your own unique designs.  Have fun mixing, matching and layering the beautiful flowers and leaves in our latest releases at Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design!

Thanks for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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03/15/2022

Tue 15

Vibrant Violet Wildflowers Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Send big thanks with Vibrant Violet wildflowers on a white-on-white Twiggy Thank You background.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design with Memory Box garden greens and the Star Flowers Contour Layers from Birch Press Design.  

The greeting creates a monochromatic background for the flowers - and the bright flowers balance the bold Twiggy Thank You.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the rectangle with Twiggy Thank You.  Very intentionally angled, not just slightly wonky.  Don't remove the diecut or the offcuts yet.  Tape the letters into the rectangle on the reverse side,  them remove the die.  

Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card - 3-⅝" x 8-⅝".  

Cut the Birch Press Design Star Flowers Contour Layers from different shades of the Vibrant Violet 6x6 Collection.  Cut the overlays and dotted center again from the violet/red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Assemble the flowers.  The base flowers are lightly embossed with guidelines for attaching the accent layers.  Great idea, thanks Dave!

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Cut Tall Frilly Leaf Stems and the larger Fresh Cut Stems from different shades of green in the Lush Green Collection.  Trim the bottoms of the Tall Frilly Stems.  Attach the greenery and blossoms to the background.  Add green Bright Jewels.  

Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  I like using A-9 envelopes - instead of the standard A-10 business envelopes for slimline cards.  A-9's are slightly smaller -  about 3-⅞" x 8-⅞" - and great for slimline cards.

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

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03/11/2022

Fri 11

Ruffles, Layers and Rainbow Colors by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxRiverbankLargeLayeredBlooms, MemoryBoxRuffledBlooms, MemoryBoxLayeredStarFlowers, MemoryBoxSlimDiagonalCollage, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangles, MemroyBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreeb6x6, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, FlowerDiecuts, MemoryBoxCo, SlimlineCards, FlowerCards, HandmadeCards, HandmadeThankYouCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Create a spring-ish thank you card with ruffled, layered blossoms and rainbow colors peeking through the Slim Diagonal Collage.  Hi and Happy Friday - Jean Okimoto here with 3 of my favorite design elements - slimline cards, inky collage backgrounds and flowers.

MemoryBoxRiverbankLargeLayeredBlooms, MemoryBoxRuffledBlooms, MemoryBoxLayeredStarFlowers, MemoryBoxSlimDiagonalCollage, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangles, MemroyBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreeb6x6, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, FlowerDiecuts, MemoryBoxCo, SlimlineCards, FlowerCards, HandmadeCards, HandmadeThankYouCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Cut smooth white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Slim Diagonal Collage - run it through your machine lengthwise.

Blend wilted violet, salvaged patina and twisted citron Distress Oxides on a strip of smooth white cardstock.  Dry the inks, then spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Trim it and tape it behind the diecut collage.  Attach it to a white slimline card (8-⅝" x 3-⅝").

Cut two of the (slim-petaled) Riverbank Large Layered Blooms from a 6x6 sheet in the Twilight Purple Collection.  Cut the round center section from a light yellow-green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.

Cut Ruffled Blooms from two shades of purple in the Twilight Purple Collection.  Assemble all of the flowers.

Cut 2 large and 1 small leafy stems from the Layered Star Flowers set from sheets in the Lush Green Collection.  

MemoryBoxRiverbankLargeLayeredBlooms, MemoryBoxRuffledBlooms, MemoryBoxLayeredStarFlowers, MemoryBoxSlimDiagonalCollage, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangles, MemroyBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreeb6x6, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, FlowerDiecuts, MemoryBoxCo, SlimlineCards, FlowerCards, HandmadeCards, HandmadeThankYouCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamps - on the light  yellow-green 6x6 with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink.  Cut it with the greeting strip die included in the stamp set.

Attach the diecuts to the card.  Attach the leafy stems with foamtape microdots on the top 3 leaves of each stem.

Thanks for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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03/05/2022

Sat 05

Slimline Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxLayeredPeriwinkle, MemoryBoxLayeredImpatiens, MemoryBoxHexHalfPinpoint, MemoryBoxVerdantArch, PoppystampsGrandWhittleSnail, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen, MemoryBoxPastelFairyJewels, JeanOkimoto, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, FlowerDiecuts, PocketCard, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Looking forward to spring?  Here's a garden design from our latest release - and a friendly Grand Whittle Snail from Poppystamps. Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design in fresh pastels to match a plaid snail.

MemoryBoxLayeredPeriwinkle, MemoryBoxLayeredImpatiens, MemoryBoxHexHalfPinpoint, MemoryBoxVerdantArch, PoppystampsGrandWhittleSnail, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen, MemoryBoxPastelFairyJewels, JeanOkimoto, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, FlowerDiecuts, PocketCard, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

First, the papers - including the shimmery new Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad of 6x6's in 12 soft, pearly metallics.  Cut Hex Half Pinpoint from the yellow-green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut Verdant Arch and tape it in the hex half for an inlaid background.

MemoryBoxLayeredPeriwinkle, MemoryBoxLayeredImpatiens, MemoryBoxHexHalfPinpoint, MemoryBoxVerdantArch, PoppystampsGrandWhittleSnail, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen, MemoryBoxPastelFairyJewels, JeanOkimoto, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, FlowerDiecuts, PocketCard, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Cut the Poppystamps Grand Whittle Snail from the pink and green Madras Plaid sheet - and from the pale peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Eyes are optional -  I added eyes with a screwpunch and a scrap of black paper.

Cut Layered Periwinkle and Layered Impatiens from the pink and orange sheets in the Berry Red and Sunny Orange Collections. Assemble the flowers.

 

MemoryBoxLayeredPeriwinkle, MemoryBoxLayeredImpatiens, MemoryBoxHexHalfPinpoint, MemoryBoxVerdantArch, PoppystampsGrandWhittleSnail, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen, MemoryBoxPastelFairyJewels, JeanOkimoto, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, FlowerDiecuts, PocketCard, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Attach the diecuts to a green slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the antennae and center sections of the snail's body.  Add pink and orange Pastel Fairy Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Hope you'll have a chance to make some cards this weekend.  Thanks for visiting - see you next week!Jeansignature-3

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03/02/2022

Wed 02

Enchanting Poppy Stems Slimline by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxEnchantingPoppyStems, MemoryBoxMissYouPoshScript, MemoryBoxOceanBlue6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyCrystals, MemoryBoxCascadiaBackgroundStrip, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, HandmadeCards, DiecutFlowerCards, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, DiecutBackgrounds, DiecutWords, DiecutFlowers, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, JeanOkimoto

Enchanting Poppy Stems add spring color to a slimline friendship card.  Layer them over an ink-blended backdrop and the Cascadia Background Strip.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another beautiful, versatile floral set from our February 2022 Collection.  

MemoryBoxEnchantingPoppyStems, MemoryBoxMissYouPoshScript, MemoryBoxOceanBlue6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyCrystals, MemoryBoxCascadiaBackgroundStrip, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, HandmadeCards, DiecutFlowerCards, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, DiecutBackgrounds, DiecutWords, DiecutFlowers, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, JeanOkimoto

Cut white cardtock with the 7-¼" x 2-¼" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with Cascadia Background Strip.  Blend blue, green, purple and teal inks on smooth white cardtock - use a piece large enough for the background strip and the greeting background.  

Dry the inks, then spritz it with a light mist of Imagine's Sparkle Shimmer Spritz.  Dry it,  then trim it to fit behind the Cascadia border.  Skip the measuring and/or guessing - just trim it with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  It's one size smaller...and guaranteed to fit behind the border! 

Cut the Enchanting Poppy Stems blossoms from two shades of the Ocean Blue Collection 6x6's.  Cut pieces of the middle-sized layers from the darker 6x6.  Assemble the flowers.

Cut the leaves and stems from a Lush Green Collection 6x6.  Brush a light layer of Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance onto the narrow accent pieces.  Assemble the leaves.

Cut the extra ink-blended cardstock with the Miss You Posh Script background.  Cut the greeting from white cardstock.  The tiny dot over the "i" disappeared somewhere between my diecutting area and my desk. I used a screwpunch to punch a tiny hole in the background.  The background will be layered over white cardstock and will match the rest of the greeting.  

MemoryBoxEnchantingPoppyStems, MemoryBoxMissYouPoshScript, MemoryBoxOceanBlue6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyCrystals, MemoryBoxCascadiaBackgroundStrip, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, HandmadeCards, DiecutFlowerCards, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, DiecutBackgrounds, DiecutWords, DiecutFlowers, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, JeanOkimoto

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

Hope you'll join our March Challenge - the theme is Miss You/Thinking of You.  Flowers always add a special touch to cards for any occasion - and would especially appreciated right now.  Here are the details.  

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

Jeansignature-3

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02/22/2022

Tue 22

A Flower a Day… by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxRiverbankLargeLayeredBlooms, MemoryBoxTallFrillyLeafStems, MemoryBoxSlimPinpointBurstPlate, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxFriendsAndFamilyClearStamps, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad, MemoryBoxLushGreenCollection, MemoryBoxTwinklingJewelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxCoDies, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, HandmadeCards, FriendshipCards, FlowerDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, BrillianceInkpads, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, DIYCards

Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here to start your day with a big bloomer from our latest release.  It's the new Riverbank Large Layered Blooms set, cut from the pearly, shimmery Vintage Pastel Mirror Pack. Add the delicate details of the new Tall Frilly Leaf Stems for contrast - and a greeting from the Friends and Family Clear Stamp Set

MemoryBoxRiverbankLargeLayeredBlooms, MemoryBoxTallFrillyLeafStems, MemoryBoxSlimPinpointBurstPlate, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxFriendsAndFamilyClearStamps, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad, MemoryBoxLushGreenCollection, MemoryBoxTwinklingJewelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxCoDies, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, HandmadeCards, FriendshipCards, FlowerDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, BrillianceInkpads, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, DIYCards

Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼" x 2-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate.  

Cut the Riverbank Large Layered Blooms from the pearly peach Vintage Pastel 6x6 sheet.  Cut the center from the pale peach Vintage Pastel sheet.  Assemble the blossom - with the largest blossom on the top, then the medium, ending with the smallest layer on the bottom.  Add the center.

Cut the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems from a 6x6 sheet in the Lush Green Collection.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Friends and Family Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance.

MemoryBoxRiverbankLargeLayeredBlooms, MemoryBoxTallFrillyLeafStems, MemoryBoxSlimPinpointBurstPlate, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxFriendsAndFamilyClearStamps, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad, MemoryBoxLushGreenCollection, MemoryBoxTwinklingJewelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxCoDies, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, HandmadeCards, FriendshipCards, FlowerDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, BrillianceInkpads, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, DIYCards

Attach the diecuts and greeting to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Add ¼" punched dots of the (slightly) darker green 6x6 sheet in the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.

There's still time to enter February's Pretty in Pink Challenge.  If you've never entered our monthly challenge, it's the perfect time to start...there are so many beautiful floral dies and luscious pink 6x6 solids, glitter cardstock and new mirror cardstock shades to chose from.  Mixing, matching and layering these great design elements will be a breeze!  View the Challenge details here - the entry deadline is 11:59 pm EST on Sunday February 27.

MemoryBoxRiverbankLargeLayeredBlooms, MemoryBoxTallFrillyLeafStems, MemoryBoxSlimPinpointBurstPlate, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxFriendsAndFamilyClearStamps, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad, MemoryBoxLushGreenCollection, MemoryBoxTwinklingJewelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxCoDies, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, HandmadeCards, FriendshipCards, FlowerDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, BrillianceInkpads, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, DIYCards

Thanks for visiting, see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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02/18/2022

Fri 18

Floral Word Window Slimline by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxHappyBirthdayPoshScript, MemoryBoxRuffledBlooms, MemoryBoxExquisiteLeafSet, MemoryBoxLayeredStarFlowers, MemoryBoxRainbowReflectionsMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, JeanOkimoto, SlimlineCards, WindowCards, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, LeafDiecuts, HandmadeCards, FloralCards, HandmadeBirthdayCards, DIYCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Hi, Jean Okimoto here - with more great new dies from our latest release!  Surround a word window with blossoms and leaves from our Spring 2022 Collection and add a layered greeting. There are so many versatile floral and foliage dies it was challenging to chose the designs for this card!

Color choices were next - which of the 108 6x6 Color Collection sheets should I use?  The Twilight Purple set would be perfect for birthdays throughout the year.

 

MemoryBoxHappyBirthdayPoshScript, MemoryBoxRuffledBlooms, MemoryBoxExquisiteLeafSet, MemoryBoxLayeredStarFlowers, MemoryBoxRainbowReflectionsMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, JeanOkimoto, SlimlineCards, WindowCards, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, LeafDiecuts, HandmadeCards, FloralCards, HandmadeBirthdayCards, DIYCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

The word window lets the flowers and foliage shine on the outside of the card. The new Happy Birthday Posh Script becomes the focus when the inside is revealed.  All you need to do now is personalize the message and sign your name!

MemoryBoxHappyBirthdayPoshScript, MemoryBoxRuffledBlooms, MemoryBoxExquisiteLeafSet, MemoryBoxLayeredStarFlowers, MemoryBoxRainbowReflectionsMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, JeanOkimoto, SlimlineCards, WindowCards, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, LeafDiecuts, HandmadeCards, FloralCards, HandmadeBirthdayCards, DIYCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

We're using a combination of two great new floral sets - the bold Ruffled Blooms and the delicate Layered Star Flowers.  Cut the Ruffled Blooms from different shades of the 6x6 Twilight Purple Collection. Cut two oval centers from the pale yellow-green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection. Cut Layered Star Flowers from the darker purple in the new Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  The vivid 6x6 sheets have a pearly shimmer that photographs beautifully.  Curl some of the petals using the side of a bonefolder - or that green plastic burnishing tool.

Cut the leaves from another Lush Green 6x6 - we're using a mix of foliage from the Exquisite Leaf Set and Layered Star Flowers.  

Cut the Happy Birthday Posh Script background from a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Trim the two points on the sides of the letter A  - they'll look a little toothy on a card.

Attach lined doublestick tape behind a Lush Green 6x6 large enough to cut the greeting background.  Cut the background. Cut the delicate greeting from the shimmery white sheet in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Attach the white layer to the green background.  Close the card and slip the greeting thru the cutout and attach it inside the card for perfect placement.

MemoryBoxHappyBirthdayPoshScript, MemoryBoxRuffledBlooms, MemoryBoxExquisiteLeafSet, MemoryBoxLayeredStarFlowers, MemoryBoxRainbowReflectionsMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxVintagePastelMirrorPad6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, JeanOkimoto, SlimlineCards, WindowCards, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, LeafDiecuts, HandmadeCards, FloralCards, HandmadeBirthdayCards, DIYCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Attach the diecuts to the card - it's like building a layered garden puzzle!  

Thanks for visiting...hope your favorite Retailer has already received our latest release!

Have a great weekend everyone...see you again next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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02/17/2022

Thu 17

Floral Mini Slimline with 2022 Spring Release
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with these two mini slimline floral cards featuring products from the brand new Spring 2022 release!

I have a video also showing how I made my cards. If you prefer to watch it on YouTube, just click HERE.  Please consider subscribing while you are there so you won't miss any new content!

 



Here's a closer look at one of the cards:

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Both cards are very similar, just have different colors of the same die-cuts on each.

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Here's another look at my cards!

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These were super fun to create and easy too. These newly released floral dies are perfect for all your Spring cards and there are a lot of dies in this collection to choose from!

Here's one last look at my cards:

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I hope you enjoyed my card and video for today! Please check back on the Memory Box blog each day for more inspiration from this awesome new release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

AngiesignatureNEW




 

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02/15/2022

Tue 15

Dimensional Diecut Stenciling by Jean Okimoto

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Create the look of a 3-layered blossom with just 2 layers - and a bit of offset diecutting.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add dimension to the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral.  

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Cut the blossom from smooth white cardstock - save the offcut too.  Color the blossom with a soft layer of Distress Oxide abandoned coral.  Use the offcut to stencil the ink onto another piece of smooth white cardstock, then dry the ink.  Cut it with the blossom die - offset to reveal uninked edges along the right side.  Instant layering!

Cut the lacy top layer from the pale peach Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.  Cut the 2-piece layered center section from a sheet in the Lush Green Color Collection.  Assemble the blossom.

Cut and assemble the leaves from another Lush Green Collection sheet.

Cut Thank You Posh Script from light kraft cardstock - and another 6x6 sheet from the Lush Green Collection.  Pressure-emboss the background diecut with the detailed greeting.  It adds dimension and makes it easy to attach the top layer - just add tiny dots of adhesive and press it onto the embossed background.

Cut the dark floral Garland 6x6 sheet with the 2-¾" x 7-¾" Slim Basic Rectangle die - place the right edge of the die along the right edge of the 6x6 for a nice smooth diecut edge on the (more visible) solid edge of the background. 

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Attach the diecuts to a light kraft slimline card - 3-½" x 8-½".  Add some pale peach Pastel Fairy Jewels to several of the flowers on the background.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Hope you like the look of dark florals as much as I do - it makes the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral stand out against the background and emphasizes the layers and details.

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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