215 posts categorized "Summer"

07/02/2022

Sat 02

Adventure on the Curling Waves by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate the future and adventures awaiting someone moving up in life with a nautical slimline design.  The new Curling Waves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies create a backdrop for the Grand Spiral Shell.  Hi, Jean Okimoto sharing an idea for July's Waving Hello Challenge of water-themed cards.

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Diecut, VersaMark-ed and embossed cardstock creates swirly waves for summer designs.  Cut a sheet from the Stormy Blue Collection with the Curling Waves die - leave the diecuts in the die.  Use Full-Stick Post-It Notes on the reverse side to keep the diecuts intact.  Use the dies as stencils - daub or sponge VersaMark onto the diecuts. Heat-emboss them with detail clear powder.  (photo shows what's left after the diecuts are heat-embossed, cooled and removed)

Place the heat-embossed diecuts in the Curling Waves 3D Embossing Folder and pressure-emboss them to add dimension to your design.  

Cut white cardstock with the 2-½" x 7-½" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

Stamp the greeting - from the You Anchor Clear Stamps and Die Set - on white cardstock with Paradise VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim the greeting with the 1.1" x 6.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Watercolor or blend blue inks on heavy white cardstock.  I used the inks from the Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor multi-color inkpad.  Cut it with the Grand Spiral Shell background.

Cut the detailed Grand Spiral Shell from the white 6x6 in the Polished Foil Pad.  Assemble the shell.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  For contrast - I attached one of the small wave diecuts showing the reverse side - it's layered over a larger die, below the center of the greeting. Add Fairy Drops.  Cut a slimline-size piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great long weekend if you're celebrating the Fourth of July!

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06/28/2022

Tue 28

Vintage Pastel Ocean Fish by Jean Okimoto

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Summers come and go so quickly in Seattle - here's another design featuring our Island Vacation release.  A Grand Tulip Shell and fish create a relaxing tropical scene on a slimline design. The shimmery texture and dimension of the new Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Set are great for any occasion.   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with breezy ocean colors to refresh a warm summer day.

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Cut 3 fish from the new Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies set from pale blue, aqua and teal sheets from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Place them in the folder and emboss them using the plate(s) required for your machine.  Details - including the tiny dotted fishscales and striped fins and tails - add shimmery dimension to the diecuts.

Cut the solid Grand Tulip Shell from smooth white cardstock.  Place it in the detailed Grand Tulip Shell die and sponge or brush it with Distress Oxides.  Cut a partial paper stencil of the narrow, pointy tip and use it to stencil twisted citron.  Colors used here are shaded lilac, tumbled glass, salvaged patina and twisted citron.  Dry the inks.

Cut the delicate shell outline from the white Polished Foil Pad sheet.  Attach it to the shell background.

Cut 2 of the fine-striped rope from the End of My Rope set.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Overlap the ends of the rope at the center and cover them with the shell.  Use foam tape for the shell and the little guy.

Attach the lightest Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones. Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Set is #EF1031.

Hope you're enjoying the vacation-themed designs we're creating for you.  Summer flies by so quickly - especially here!

Thanks for visiting...see you in July!

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06/25/2022

Sat 25

Hello Weekend! by Jean Okimoto

 

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Here's an afternoon post for a sunny summer weekend.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here  - there was an open day in our posting schedule so it's just me (again) with another great 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set from our latest release.

The new Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies set is perfect for tropical summer designs.  Pair it with bright blossoms - like Layered Fresh Flowers - or some of the friendly jungle animals from Poppystamps.  (That's a future card.)

Cut the leaves from a medium green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Place the leaves into the embossing folder and run it through the machine. Use a small brayer - or an inkpod (it looks like a freeze-dried marshmallow) to highlight the design with Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance ink.

Cut Layered Fresh Flowers from two shades of the Berry Red Collection sheets.

Cut Hello Daily Script from two shades of the Lush Green set.  Cut an extra layer of the background from cardboard for extra dimension.

Cut textured green cardstock with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow-green slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add yellow Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline- sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set is #EF1030.  We'll add the new item link as soon as it's available.

Thanks for visiting...keep cool and have a great weekend!

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06/24/2022

Fri 24

Island Vacation Ocean Scene by Jean Okimoto

 

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The new Ocean Fish Embossing Folder and Die Set creates a beachy scene ready for any occasion.  Try it in warm shades of orange, coral and orchid with the crisp white shimmer of a sheet from the Polished Foil Pad.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a summer design for a warm sunny weekend.

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Cut the solid Grand Scallop Shell from white cardstock - leave the diecut in the die.  Use the die as a stencil and brush, daub or sponge it with pearlescent Brilliance inks - Orange, Coral and Orchid.  If necessary use a cotton swab for the tiny sections along the left and right edges.

Cut the detailed Grand Scallop Shell from the white 6x6 in Polished Foil Pad.  Cut the large rope frame from the End of My Rope set from a white Polished Foil Pad sheet too.  Remove a loop from one of the corners.

Assemble the shell.  Stenciling the inks through the die adds narrow white borders to each section of the shell and creates a bit of visual dimension.

Cut 3 pieces of the coral sheet in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad and diecut the fish.  Carefully position them in the Ocean Fish embossing folder and run the folder through the machine with the plates required for your machine.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam dots for the top and bottom fishes.

This great  summer collection of dies, embossing folders and stencils works perfectly with the nautical designs from previous releases.  The glittered, mirrored, foil and glossy 6x6's add sparkly and pearly highlights to your designs. Have fun with this great release!

Thanks for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

Here's a list of supplies for this design.  We'll add a link for the Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Dies #EF1031 as soon as it's available.

 

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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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06/07/2022

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!

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06/03/2022

Fri 03

Butterflies, Colors and Textures by Jean Okimoto

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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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05/08/2022

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!

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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
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  • 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!

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