996 posts categorized "Stamps"

01/29/2024

Mon 29

Greetings in Green by Jean Okimoto

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Add fresh color to a winter day with a White Anemone Rub On on a background of green plaids and prints.  Hi, Jean here with a fill-in post - and more mix-and-match ideas from our January Anemone Collection.

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The Anemone Plaid link will be added later - here it is with the Anemone Grove set.

Thanks for visiting - see you in February!

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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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01/09/2024

Tue 09

Bundled Bird and Embossed Birches by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm wishes with the Bundled Bird wrapped in a cozy felt scarf.  Glittered heart garlands add sparkle to a 3D-embossed birch forest.  Hi, Jean here with a design for Valentine's Day...or any winter day.

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We're adding the embossed image directly onto the card here.  Cut, score and fold a textured gray A2 card.  Spritz both sides of the card front with a light mist of water.  Emboss it with the Birch Tree Forest 3D Embossing Folder.  The background is done - and it's already "attached" to the card!

Cut the Heart Streamer Globe garlands and extra hearts from the bright pink Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to tan and bright pink wool-blend felt.  Cut Bundled Bird base and two layers of the scarf.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.

Cut the wings and tail from the pale gold Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut the head overlay from kraft cardstock.

Cut the beak and eye section from orange cardstock.  Color the area that will appear behind the eye cutout with a black marker.  Attach the diecut behind the head.  Assemble Bundled Bird.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair. Cut it the greeting tab die that's included in the set - position the short end of the die to trim the extra space.  Trim the other end too. 

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Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the greeting and behind Bundled Bird's tail.

Hope your New Year is off to a great start...thanks for visiting our blog today!

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12/26/2023

Tue 26

Embossed, Glossed Holiday Thank You Card by Jean Okimoto

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Need thank you cards for holiday gifts?  Create winter thank-yous with Memory Box holiday designs like the Perfect Poinsettias  3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies.

Hi, Jean here - moving from bright reds and greens to soft winter pastel pinks on a glossy double-embossed design. Snowflakes, poinsettias, birds, polar bears or snowmen would be great on holiday thank you cards!

Heat-embossing the pressure-embossed design darkens the background and details - adding gloss, contrast and dimension.  The remaining sections retain their original matte light pink color. Yellow ink highlights the centers.

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Cut a piece of textured pink cardstock to fit into the Perfect Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder.  We'll emboss the smoother side of the cardstock to contrast the textured card.

Place the open folder on a hard, flat surface and use a soft rubber brayer to ink the top half of the folder with VersaMark (from a clean, juicy inkpad).  Brayer the ink horizontally, vertically and diagonally - be sure the leafy bottom half of the design is well-inked.  Heat-emboss the entire design with detail clear powder.  Switch the heat-tool off several times during the process so it doesn't overheat.

Cut completely cooled design with the approximately 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die.  Trim the corners with a corner-rounding punch.  

Punch a ¼" hole from scrap paper and stencil the centers with Pearlescent Yellow Brilliance ink.  Or Sunflower Yellow for a brighter look.  Move the stencil around a bit so they're not perfect circles.  Heat-set the yellow ink.  Run the heat-tool briefly over the edges of the embossed rectangle to eliminate any rough spots or corners.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the smoother side of the pink cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it with the die that's included in the set.

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Round the corners of a textured pink A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Attach the diecuts to the card.  Add clear Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

We appreciate your support and enjoy the beautiful Memory Box designs you post on social media throughout the year - thank you!

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you next year!

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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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12/08/2023

Fri 08

Layered Friendly Snowman and a Shining Star by Jean Okimoto

 

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Layered Friendly Snowman - and a glittery star - shine over the new Aurora Snowflake Cling Stamp background.  Hi, Jean here  sharing a frosty winter scene with a mix of opposites - big snowflakes and a little snowman.

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Prep light teal cardstock with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of powder.  Stamp the Aurora Snowflake Cling Stamp image with VersaMark and heat-emboss the design with detail white embossing powder.  Trim it with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames die.  Attach it to a top-folded white cardlayered friendly snowman

 

Cut Layered Friendly Snowman, the hat and scarf from colorful cardstock - white, light teal, medium teal, aqua, red, orange and kraft.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eyes.  This set also includes other dies for added dimension. He also has two arm pairs to chose from!

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to white wool-blend felt and cut the hat cuff and pompom. The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  

Cut a star from a gold Festive Glitter Pad sheet with a star from the  Starry Collage die.  Cut a sliver of medium teal cardstock for the star's hanger.

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Stamp the greeting - from the new Shining Star Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then cut the cardstock with the 2.75" x 4" A2 Rectangle Frames Die.  

Attach the snowman - without adhering his right arm - to the rectangle.  Attach the star and hanger to the background.  Glue the right arm to the background.

Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The 6x6" of the Aurora Snowflake Cling Stamp makes it user-friendly and versatile for different card shapes and sizes.  It also creates an assortment of snowflakes to diecut individually - or in groups - for your holiday cards.

Thanks for visiting our blog...keep warm and have a safe and happy weekend!

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12/07/2023

Thu 07

Warm Wishes Treat Box
Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute little treat box or gift card holder for you.

I started with a pre-made Kraft pillow box that I bought at Hobby Lobby, then used white ink and the Snow Flurries Stencil to create the snow background on the box.

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I glued a band around the box using a 3/4" strip of plaid paper from the Christmas Jolly paper pad.

Next, I die cut the Aurora Snowflake from white cardstock and the shadow from red cardstock, glued them together, and used foam tape to adhere it to the box.

I stamped and white heat embossed the words "Warm Wishes" on a strip of black cardstock then cut it into a tag.

I wrapped twine around the box, and adhered the word strip and bells to the box.

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That's it for today!  It's a pretty fast project using a pre-made box to embellish!

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11/29/2023

Wed 29

Christmas Tags
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have some festive Christmas tags you can make using rub-ons and patterned paper.

I started by die cutting patterned paper using one of the Nested Globe dies.  I also cut 2 plain pieces of cardstock to glue on the back of the tag to cover the vellum strip that I glued to the  tag.

Next, I picked two images from the Poinsettia Rub-On sheet and applied them to a piece of white cardstock.  The next step was the most time consuming part of the tag...fussy cutting the images.  

I cut 2 strips of vellum paper, stamped and heat embossed "Merry Christmas" on them, and  wrapped them around the tag. Be sure to glue the ends to the back of the tag.

 

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The plain cardstock die cuts were glued to the back of the tags.  

I used foam tape to adhere the rub-on images to the tags, then spattered the holly tag with some gold ink. 

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To finish the tags, I punched a hole in the top of the tag and added some twine for the tie.

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

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11/28/2023

Tue 28

Snowflake Shaker Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a another snow globe shaped card but this is an actual shaker card.  The Nested Globe dies make it easy to create snow globe shaker cards.  

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Background:

Die cut the 3rd larges die from the Nested Globe die set from white card stock  Ink blend with Elements Della Blue allover and then around the edges with Dark Denim.  Heat dry completely.  White heat emboss the Aurora Snowflake stamp.  Then stencil the Snow Flurries stencil with white pigment ink .  

Shaker:

Take an A2 black side folder card and line up the largest die from the Nested Globe die set so the left side edge does not cut the fold and run through the die cutting machine.  Take the largest and 3rd largest Nested Globe dies and die cut a frame from black card stock.  Adhere a piece of acetate behind the frame die cut.  

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Adhere the background to the center of the shaker card.  Then add black foam tape around the edges.  Fill with Distress Mica Flakes.  Then remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere the frame.  Die cut the Celeste Snowflake Trio from white card stock and adhere the largest die cut to the center and the 2 smaller on the frame.  Adhere a Merry Christmas Black Greet Tabs to the center of the snowflake. 

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11/18/2023

Sat 18

Blue Friendly Snowman
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m sharing another monochromatic blue Christmas card today.  It features the Aurora Snowflake cling stamp, Layered Friendly Snowman die and Brilliant Joy die from the current 2023 Christmas collection.  

Created the sky using the VersaMark Resist technique.  Stamped the snowflakes background onto white glossy paper with VersaMark ink then set aside to dry (could use your heat tool to speed up the process).  A ground mask was then fussy cut from masking paper and adhered to the bottom of the panel.  Ink blended Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks (DI) next, and wiped off excess ink with a paper towel to complete the technique.  The VersaMark ink stamped image resisted the blended inks.

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The snowman pieces were die cut from white cardstock.  The two back body layers were colored with C0/C2 Copic Sketch markers.  The scarf and earmuffs were ink blended with Blueprint Sketch DI using a finger blending brush.  Shaded the nose with a black Polychromos pencil.  Didn’t colour it orange in keeping with the blue monochromatic color scheme.

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The JOY sentiment layers were die cut from Bristol and white glitter papers.  The letters were ombré ink blended with all three blue DIs mentioned above to tie it all together.  Die cut JOY two more times from thick white paper and stacked for dimension.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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And that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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