362 posts categorized "Spring"

06/14/2022

Tue 14

Slimline Hugs and Flowers by Jean Okimoto

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Send special hugs with sunny yellow blossoms layered over a leafy slimline collage from Poppystamps. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a  spring-into-summer design for any occasion.

Cut white cardstock to 8-½" x 4-¼".  Cut it with the Poppystamps Slim Leafy Collage - about 1-¼" from the left edge.  Score and crease it the cardstock vertically at ¾" to create a hinge.  Attach it to an 8-½" x 3-½" piece of green cardstock - for a leafy green background.

Cut Layered Cosmos twice from a medium-yellow 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection. Cut Layered Fresh Flowers from pale yellow and mustard yellow 6x6's.  Assemble the flowers - mix and match the centers.

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Cut white cardstock with the 6-⅛" x 1-⅛" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the flowers to the rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to the card - don't use any adhesivebehind the flowers on the left side because it will be visible from inside the card.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Verdant Versa Fine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim the cooled cardstock with the greeting strip die that's included ion the stamp set.

Attach the greeting to the background rectangle with foam tape.  Add the pale yellow Pastel Fairy Jewels.

Thanks for visiting our Design Team blog.  Hope we're inspiring you to create unique greeting cards for every occasion.

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06/11/2022

Sat 11

Ruffled Poppy Stem on a Simple Slimline Card by Jean Okimoto

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Ruffled Poppy Stem - and the Birch Press Design dragonflies - create a garden scene for any occasion.  Textures and metallics add dimension and sparkle with some inspiration for the June Metallic Mania Challenge.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple design for a busy weekend.

Before we start on the card - special congratulations to the Impress Insiders Group!  We now have over 1,000 creative, artistic members sharing ideas, techniques, support and friendship.  Thanks Ann and Shari for creating - and leading - this awesome group!

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Pressure emboss Black Glossy Paper (cardstock) with the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder using the plates required for your machine - place the black side of the cardstock against the smoother side of the folder.   Trim it to 2" x 5-⅜".  

Cut Kraft Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) with the 6-⅛" x 1-¾" Slim Basic Rectangles die.

Cut the white 6x6 Polished Foil Pack paper with the 1-½" Circle Basics die.  

Cut the blossom petals and bud of the Ruffled Poppy  Stem with a coral sheet from the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the center from a yellow-green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut the stems from a darker green 6x6.  Assemble the blossom and bud.

Cut the backgrounds of the Birch Press Design Simple Dragonfly Contour Layers from the darker gold Polished Foil Pad sheet.  Cut the wing overlays and body from the gold Festive Glitter Pad sheet.  Assemble the dragonflies.

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Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the blossom.  

A mix of textures - and matte, glossy and glittered cardstock - add dimension to any project.  It's an easy way to highlight a simple design.

Thank for for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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06/07/2022

Tue 07

Woodgrain Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Say thanks with a splash of flowers and leaves from our latest releases - layered over a faux tile woodgrain background.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for anyone who loves flowers.

To create the look of woodgrain tiles with the White Woodgrain Paper Pack - score it in 1" sections.  Lay it on a hard, flat surface and brayer it with Starlite Black Brilliance (used here) or Graphite Black Brilliance. The debossed scorelines won't receive the brayered ink.  Trim it to 5-¼" x 2-⅜".  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Diecut Charlotte Blooms and Leaves, Ruffled Blooms and Layered Fresh Flowers from red and pink 6x6's in the Berry Red Collection. 

Cut the 6-stem Lavender Bouquet piece and the leaves from the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves sets from the Lush Green Collection sheets.  

Cut the flower centers from the Charlotte and Ruffled Blooms sets from the dark blue/black sheet in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on a Lush Green sheet with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it with the tab die that's part of the stamp set.

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Attach the leaves and flowers to the background.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Gather your Memory Box flower dies and cut a stash of them from our 6x6 paper collections.  Cut some leaves too.  They'll be ready for your next card, layout or mixed media project.  Make some quick gift tags too.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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05/27/2022

Fri 27

Heartfelt Hot Foil Posh Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send a floral heartfelt hugs card to someone who would appreciate a bit of encouragement and support.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another great new poppy die set from our May Collection.  It's Graceful Poppy Stems - a set of two dies that cut 6 designs.

Cut Graceful Poppy Stems from a dark red-pink sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Color the stems with a black marker.  Cut the centers from the yellow glitter sheet in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

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Assemble the poppies - use foam tape between the layers of the smaller blossom.

Cut a pink Berry Red Collection sheet with the 2 largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  This creates a medium-sized heart surrounded by stitching inside the large heart.

Use the new Posh Hugs Hot Foil Plate to apply the greeting to black cardstock.  Diecut it with the coordinating die.

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded A2 card of Kraft Woodgrain Paper (it's cardstock).  The earthy brown color keeps the card from looking like a Valentine and lets it work throughout the year.

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Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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

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05/24/2022

Tue 24

Sunshine Daisy Stems Over Back-Painted Vellum by Jean Okimoto

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The new Sunshine Daisy Stems can create the look of patient paper-piecing or "coloring inside the lines."  This is a lot easier!   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a vellum back-painting technique - instead of attaching many tiny petals or trying to stay inside the lines.  MemoryBoxSunshineDaisyStems, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyJewels, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxPoshHelloFoilPlateAndDie, FlowerDiecuts, HotFoiling, FoiledCards, HotFoilAndDiecut, HandmadeCards, DIYCards, VellumCards, InkBlendedBackgrounds, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Attach a large piece of doublestick tape to white cardstock - Couture Creations tape was used here.  The taped side is the backside and the cardstock is the front.  Cut the 'open' Sunshine Daisy Stems die (shown on the left) three times from the front.  Remove the offcuts and save just the delicate outlines.

Cut heavy white vellum with the 3-¾" x 2-½" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the three cardstock Daisy Stems to the vellum - the double-stick tape makes it quick and easy. Press Distress Oxides onto an acrylic block and paint the petals from the backside of the vellum - don't add any water.   Ink colors used here are dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral and kitsch flamingo.

Blend abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo and squeezed lemonade Distress Oxides on the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Spray it with a light spritz of water, then let it dry. Trim it with the 3-¼" x 2" Rectangle Basics die.

Attach narrow strips of double-stick tape to the backside of the several painted vellum petals  and attach the vellum to the watercolor paper.  The tape won't show through the painted petals.

Foil black cardstock with gold foil and the Posh Hello Hot Foil Plate.  Diecut it.

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Attach the diecuts to a pink A-2 card.  Add the orange Autumn Fairy Jewels.  

Sunshine Daisy Stems is very versatile - diecut stencils or pressure-emboss with it too. Or simply diecut and layer the blossoms for spring or summer cards.

Thanks for visiting  - hope you're enjoying the May Collection ideas from our Design Team!

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05/21/2022

Sat 21

The May Collection…New Poppy Stems and Foiled Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Happy weekend!  Hi - Jean Okimoto here, discovering more ways to combine the great new dies from our May Collection.  Ruffled Poppy Stem (on the left) and Sweet Poppy Stem complement each other on a simple slimline. A delicate hot-foiled diecut Posh Thank You balances the bright bold blossoms with classic gold and black.

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Cut Ruffled Poppy Stem from a teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut Sweet Poppy Stem from a pinkish red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the flower centers from Black Glossy Paper.  Assemble the poppies - add dimension with foamtape between the layers.  

Cut Kraft Woodgrain Paper with the 6-¾" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut aqua and coral strips with the two smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers dies.  Diecutting simple layered accent strips creates smooth crisp edges and perfect proportions - without tedious measuring.

Foil and diecut Posh Thank You following the directions for your machine.  The classic greeting would be great with any of the floral or butterfly diecuts from the May Collection.

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

The new Sweet Poppy Stem, Ruffled Poppy Stem and Graceful Poppy Stems are simple and elegant individually - or combined for more impact.  The stems will be great with other floral diecuts too - like the Ruffled Blooms and layered blossoms from earlier releases.  They'll be classic, versatile additions to your collection of Memory Box floral dies.  

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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05/11/2022

Wed 11

The May Collection – a Sunny Hello by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create a simple Hello slimline card with a mix of bright yellows -  and new blossoms from the May 2022 Collection.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with some double-dipping dies from our latest release.  We're converting coneflowers into daisies and lavender stems into grassy fillers for a sunny bouquet.  The layered greeting gathers and adheres the delicate stems.  

Cut several Happy Daisy Stem blossoms from yellow sheets in the Sunny Orange 6x6 Collection.  Color the centers with a marker.   Assemble the flowers.

Cut Lavender Bouquet from 6x6 sheets in the Lush Green Collection.

Cut watercolor paper with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Spritz it with water.  Sponge it lightly (and splotchy-ly) with twisted cirtron Distress Oxides.  Heat-set it while it's still splotchy to create a variegated background.

Here's an easy way to adhere individual letters to a solid word background.  Attach Scor-Tape to a scrap of a yellow 6x6 sheet and cut the Hello Daily Script background.  Cut the letters from a Lush Green 6x6.  Remove everything from the die - then put the letters back into the die.  Lay the die on a hard flat surface. Save the tape liner - press the adhesive-covered background onto the letters to attach them in a straight line.  Use the saved tape liner to press the letters firmly onto the adhesive. Spread detail clear embossing powder over the remaining exposed adhesive, tap the excess powder off.  Heat-emboss the greeting.

It's actually easier than it sounds - even if the process took a whole paragraph!  The letters will be adhered - in a straight line - and the yellow background will be glossy and bright.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting  Add orangey-yellow Autumn Fairy Jewels.

The May Collection is a great collection of classic flowers and butterflies for cards for everyday and special greetings. Hope you're enjoying the cards the Design Team has created for you.  

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

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05/08/2022

Sun 08

New for May 2022--Lavender Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

Happy Mother's Day to those of you who celebrate this holiday today.  Here's  a card that features another one of the new dies from the MAY 2022 COLLECTION, the Lavender Bouquet.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • violet plaid paper cut 4 X 5 1/4 from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 6X6 paper pad
  • green cardstock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 
  • purple cardstock from VIBRANT VIOLET COLLECTION SP1007
  • LAVENDER BOUQUET 94640
  • HELLO DAILY SCRIPT 94658
  • purple  crystals from AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101
  • PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR 40103 glitter glue
  • bow and ribbons from my ribbon box

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to make this card

  • add the violet plaid paper to the front of the white notecard
  • die cut the LAVENDER BOUQUET from green cardstock and again from purple cardstock; attach just the purple blooms on top of the green ones
  • add PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR to the purple blooms and spread around with your finger; when dry, add the stems to make a bouquet on the card front

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  • die cut HELLO DAILY SCRIPT background from a scrap of the purple cardstock and the detailed lettering from a scrap of the violet plaid; attach to the lower left corner of the card front
  • add a bow to the base of the bouquet to tie it together

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  • add Scor-Tape to the back of a narrow coordinating ribbon and attach it to the righthand side of the card front, overlapping to the inside
  • place three of the purple FAIRY CRYSTALS on the ribbon for a little more sparkle

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Check the website here to see all of the new products in the May 2022 Collection.  I'm sure you will love it!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

 

 

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05/07/2022

Sat 07

New for May 2022--Poppies!
by Anne Thompson

There are so many beautiful flowers in the MAY 2022 COLLECTION, new this week.  I was immediately taken with all of the poppy dies and memories of golden California poppies which inspired me to make this card and tag to use for Mother's Day.  

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to make the card

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  • SWEET POPPY STEM 94648
  • GRACEFUL POPPY STEMS 94651
  • RUFFLED POPPY STEM 94667
  • yellow cardstock from SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002 6X6 paper pad to die cut the poppies
  • orange colored pencil to highlight the slits in the blossoms
  • light green plaid paper from the MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad to cover the poppy stems
  • coral plaid paper also from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad for the card background cut 4 X 5 1/4
  • small gold jewels for the poppy center stamens from BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003

 

to make the tag

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  • manila tag 3 X 6 1/4
  • coral plaid papers from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad to cover both sides of the tag 
  • a scrap of olive floral paper from GARLAND PP1010 for the lower left corner of the tag, torn, and torn edge inked with VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink
  • a scrap of olive from the same piece of paper, stamped with "For You" from SIGNATURE GREETINGS CLEAR STAMP SET CL5272 using VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink, then torn and the edges inked with VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink
  • SWEET POPPY STEM 94648
  • yellow cardstock from SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002 6X6 paper pad to die cut the poppy
  • orange colored pencil to highlight the slits in the blossom
  • light green plaid paper from the MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 6X6 paper pad to cover the poppy stem
  • small gold jewels for the poppy center stamens from BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003
  • 3 brown buttons from my button jar
  • ribbon, thread, twine from my ribbons box
  • an orange paper clip
  • ink all of the edges of the tag, both sides, with VersaFine Clair Pine Cone ink

Here's a look at the three poppy dies and their packaging.  You are able to create lovely layered blossoms with these dies.

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I know you are going to love everything about this new collection!  I'll be back tomorrow with another floral card.  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

                                                                                                                   

 

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05/03/2022

Tue 03

Flowers for Mom by Jean Okimoto

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Gather an assortment of spring blossoms for a Mother's Day card and mix, match and layer them for dimension.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline design for a stylish Mom - with casual upside-down Wooden Alpha W's instead of the proper M's.  We're using the new Birch Press Design Wispy Bloom Contour Layers for their pointy, contrasting look.

Blend salvaged patina and shaded lilac Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Add a light spritz of water and let the colors blend as they dry.  Cut it with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut Ruffled Blooms from different shades of Lush Green and Fresh Aqua 6x6 sheets.  Cut some extra centers from Lush Green sheets.  

Cut Layered Periwinkle from Vibrant Violet and Twilight Purple 6x6 sheets.

Cut the Birch Press Design Wispy Blooms Contour Layers from Twilight Purple sheets.  Cut the stems from a Lush Green sheet.  

Cut the wide leaves from the Exquisite Leaf Set from a Lush Green sheet.  Trim the larger branch - we're using the 2 lower leaves here.

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Attach the ink-blended rectangle - at a wonky angle - to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝"). Attach the leaves and the assembled flowers.

Diecut the letters from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Use the upside-down W's instead of the M's from the Wooden Alpha set for a casual look. Or use the more formal M.  Either way, the Wooden Alpha dies add great texture to the mirror cardstock.

Attach the yellow-gold Christmas Fairy Jewels.

This design works in a rainbow of color combos...try your favorites!  It would be nice with mirrored floral diecuts and/or leaves too.  

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If your Mom's card is already done - rotate the M's right-side-up to say "WOW". It would be great for a grad, a new hire or to celebrate a recent promotion or achievement.   Even a new flower garden!

Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday...

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