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11/24/2022

Thu 24

Truly Grateful by Jean Okimoto

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today!  We are truly grateful and appreciate your support of Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design throughout the years.  Hope we've inspired and encouraged you to share your creativity on your projects.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a fall slimline for you.

Paint watercolor paper with watery, layered inks in shades of pink, orange, yellow and green.  Spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Set it aside to dry.

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Cut cream cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-⅛" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  

Cut kraft cardstock with the Birch Tree Trunks die set.  Save the other trees for another project. 

Cut the dried watercolored paper with the Exquisite Leaf Set.

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Attach the leaf and tree diecuts to the rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to the a slightly darker cream slimline card (3-⅝" x  8-½").

Stamp the greeting - from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamps Set - with Lightning Black Brilliance. 

Add gold gemstones from the Autumn Fairy Crystals set.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

This basic design works for other seasons - and reasons - too.  Switch to shades of green for a leafy spring card.  Add butterfiles and/or tiny blossoms for a summer card.  Or snowflakes with a snowman or sled for the holidays!

Thanks for visiting the blog!  Keep warm - and have a great weekend too...

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11/22/2022

Tue 22

Heartfelt Holiday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Glittered cardstock and plush felt create warm, sparkly winter accessories for the 
Tall Bundled Snowman.  Add a greeting from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamps and your card is ready to go!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a  basic holiday design you can personalize with your favorite colors and 6x6 prints.

Cut the small and medium Tall Bundled Snowman shapes.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the eyes and buttons.  Cut the carrot nose and twiggy arms from orange cardstock.  Color the arms with abrown marker.  Attach the nose and arms to the small snowman.  Layer the small snowman over the medium-sized diecut for dimension.

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Cut the hat and scarf from the turquoise Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6.  Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to turquoise felt and diecut the scarf and hat again.  The label paper stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Assemble the hat and scarf.  Save the extra pieces for another project.

Cut the heart - from the Heart Streamer Globe set - from a red 6x6 in the Festive Glitter Pad.

Stamp the greeting from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on a light green 6x6 Lush Green Collection 6x6 with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then diecut the greeting with the 2-¼" x 1-⅛" Rectangle Basics die.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the rectangle to a white side-folded A2 card.

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Attach the diecuts to the background - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add pale turquoise Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating on Thursday!

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11/18/2022

Fri 18

Merry Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple Christmas card for you.

I began by die cutting the Pine Needle Frame from green cardstock.  Next I cut apart the pine boughs from the frame and used green ink to darken the die cuts.

The Dreamy Bow was die cut from red cardstock and inked with red ink.

I stamped my sentiment on a white cardstock panel using black pigment ink and clear heat embossed the image.

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Next, I glued the greens to the white cardstock panel and spattered it with white ink.

I assembled the bow and used foam tape to adhere it to the card, and then used foam tape to glue the card front to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I added some red fairy jewels to the pine bough.

That's it for today!  Have a great weekend!

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11/08/2022

Tue 08

Wrap a Dreamy Bow Giftbox by Jean Okimoto

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11/04/2022

Fri 04

Holiday Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today's card features a few new snowflake dies from the latest Christmas release.

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I die cut many Alpine Snowflakes from white cardstock and glued them to a white cardstock panel.  Once the glue was dry, I sprayed the paper with 2 colors of Distress Mica Stain, Winter Frost and Snow Flurries.  When the background was dry, I spattered it with white paint.

I die cut the Celeste Snowflake from silver glitter paper and the snowflake shadow from white cardstock.  Then I glued the silver snowflake to the shadow die cut and adhered it to the prepared background.  

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Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it across the snowflake.

The background was glued to a black cardstock mat and then adhered to a white card base.



That's it for today.  I hope you have a great day!

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10/21/2022

Fri 21

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have a fun Christmas Card for you which features new products from the 2022 Memory Box Christmas Release.

To make this card, I started by creating an ink blended background using Distress Oxide Inks. 

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I spattered the background with plain water and pressed a dry paper towel to it to remove some of the color. 

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Next I die cut a circle from white cardstock for the moon. I used a blender brush to apply Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks to color the moon.  I spritzed it with plain water to add texture to the moon.  Once the moon was dry I glued it to my background.

The trees where die cut from white cardstock and glued to the background.

The Santa and sleigh were die cut from black cardstock, and glued in place across the moon.

Then I stamped the words "Merry Christmas" in black ink at the bottom right hand corner of the card.

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I spattered the card front with white paint and adhered it to a white cardstock mat.  This was glued to a black mat and adhered to a white card base.

To finish the card, I added a red jewel to the reindeer's nose.  

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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10/14/2022

Fri 14

Fall Colors and Falling Leaves by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create a familiar seasonal scene with the new Woodgrain Tree Trunk and a colorful pile of Fanciful Fall Leaves from Poppystamps.  It can celebrate Thanksgiving, friendship or a birthday, send encouraging thoughts - or just say Hello.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple slimline idea featuring  some of our favorite new designs. 

Using watercolored paper from my stash - spritzed with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Let it dry, then cut two sets with the new Poppystamps Fanciful Fall Leaves.  Save the extra leaves for another project.

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Cut Woodgrain Tree Trunk from a medium-brown 6x6 in the Earth Neutral Collection.  

Cut natural cardstock with the 2-⅛" x 7-⅛" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

Attach the diecuts to a Cream Woodgrain Paper slimline card (3-½" x 8-⅜").

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on natural cardstock with Lightning Black Brilliance.  Attach the greeting with foamdots.

Add 3 copper/gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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10/12/2022

Wed 12

Cookies for Santa 
by Anne Thompson

Some of the dies in the Christmas 2022 Collection reminded me of the decorated gingerbread cookies I used to make with my mom for the holidays.  Today's card features a plate of cookies for Santa made with FEATHERY SNOWFLAKE DISCS 94681, STARBURST SNOWFLAKE DISCS 94679, and ALPINE SNOWFLAKES 94680 with an extra large cookie tucked inside the card made with the CELESTE SNOWFLAKE 94697.

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to make this card

  • cover the front of a white notecard with a red plaid paper from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019
  • use two circles from the CIRCLE BASIC SET 30087 to make a white cardstock plate and add it to the card front
  • to make the cookies, cut the outline for the CELESTE SNOWFLAKE 94697, the FEATHERY SNOWFLAKE DISCS 94681, and the STARBURST SNOWFLAKE DISCS 94679 from a light brown cardstock--I used the KRAFT WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44003--leaving all of the little pieces in place
  • use a sponge dauber to add a little brown ink on the cookie edges--I used VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink--our cookies were always a little well-done...
  • cut the ALPINE SNOWFLAKES 94680 and both of the snowflakes discs from white cardstock; punch the snowflakes from the centers of the disks
  • use a glue pen to add the detailed snowflakes to the centers of the cookies; add a few tiny pearls for  decorations to cover the tiny oval indents 
  • select the cookies that look the best--some of mine were a little burned--and add those cookies--I used three-- to the plate and tuck the large Celeste Snowflake cookie inside the cardIMG_3926-ink IMG_3929-ink
  • using the clear stamp "Hope your Holidays are Sweet" and red ink--I used VersaFine Clair Tulip Red--stamp it on a scrap of white cardstock; mount this on a scrap of a different red plaid paper and add it to the card

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  • to finish the card, make a tiny tag and write " for Santa" on it in red ink and attach it to the plate

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Yum!  This would be a cute card to use for a cookie swap invitation or to attach to a bag of cookies you made as a gift for a friend or neighbor.  I do think that for the next batch I make I'll add more layers under each cookie so they look a bit more substantial and three-dimensional on the plate.  I do love how the white details look like royal icing.  And the pearls remind me of dragees, those hard silver balls Mom used to put on cookies and cakes for decoration that really were inedible.  

Happy Crafting!

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10/07/2022

Fri 07

Joy
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone!  Today's Christmas card features the cute new Polar Bear die.  

Let's make the card:

  • Create an ink blended background on a light blue cardstock panel.  I used several Blue Distress Oxide Inks and a blending brush to ink the light blue cardstock.

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  • Next, I spattered the background with plain water to add some texture.
  • I die cut the Evergreen Sky Collage die from white cardstock and inked the trees with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink.
  • The polar bear was die cut from gray and white cardstock.  I lightly inked the edges of the bear with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink and glued the layers together.  I glued a piece of black cardstock behind the eyes and nose of the bear.  The cheeks where colored with a pink pencil and the paws with a gray pencil.  I tied a piece of ribbon around the bears neck for a scarf.
  • I glued the blue background to a black cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.
  • I used foam tape to adhere the tree frame to the card.
  • The bear was glued in place with liquid glue, tucking him behind the hill.
  • Next, I spattered the card with white paint.
  • The word Joy was die cut from white cardstock and the shadow from red cardstock.  I adhered the word at the top of the tree frame.
  • The sentiment was stamped and white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip and adhered to the card with foam tape.

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To finish the card I added some Christmas Fairy Crystals.  That's it for today!  I hope this weekend brings you some time to craft!

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10/04/2022

Tue 04

Details, Details - Pine and Poinsettia by Jean Okimoto

 

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A delicate pine needle frame surrounds a layered poinsettia on a detailed - but easy - holiday greeting.  The intricate designs are simply diecut from a festive array of Memory Box 6x6 color collections, glitter cardstock, polished foils and mirror cardstock.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more great dies from our Christmas 2022 Collection.  Balance the details of the new Poinsettia Watercolor Floral and Pine Needle Frame with a mix of reds and greens and a dash of gold accents.

Cut Pine Needle Frame from the light yellow-green Lush Green 6x6.  Cut the extra needles from the chartreuse 6x6 in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.

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Cut the entire set  of the Poinsettia Watercolor Floral from the dark red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut it again from the red Polished Foil 6x6.  You'll be able to create two layered poinsettias with the combination of the Berry Red and Polished Foil sheets.  

Cut two sets of the tiny 3-piece centers from the gold sheet in the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  Assemble the poisettias - chose 1 for this card and save the other for another project.  It'll be ready when you need a quick card or gift tag in December!

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on a chartreuse Lush Greeb 6x6 with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  

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Attach the diecuts to a green notecard.  ⅛" wide lined doublestick tape is perfect for attaching the borders of the Pine Needle Frame.  Attach the poinsettia with foamdots.

Add the greeting and gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.

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Have fun creating variations of this basic design with our mix of solid 6x6's, and glittery, shimmery, sparkly artpapers.  Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday!

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