255 posts categorized "Summer"

05/28/2024

Tue 28

Thank You Sunshine by Jean Okimoto

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Brighten someone's day with a sunny-bright thank you from the Gladiola Collection.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of big blossoms and little words - my new favorite design combination.

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Cut the Gladiola Blossoms and Leaves petals from a bright yellow 6x6 in the Sunrise Collection.  Shade the center areas with Cheerful VersaFine Clair.  Cut the stamens and leaves from Black Glossy Paper.  

Assemble the blossom - attach the petals to a small scrap of cardstock (about 1" in diameter) so it's easier to handle and arrange over the leaves.

Cut the bright yellow 6x6 with the 2-¾" wide Rectangle Basics die.  Cut the yellow and gold Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 with the 2-½" wide Rectangle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam dots for the top, upper-right and center petals.

Attach a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tab and gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 set also includes soft pink and lavender versions of the beautiful floral print.  Our 6x6 cardstock collections make it easy to coordinate prints and colors.  Make a stash of cards - then just add a foil tab greeting strip or circle later when you need a quick thank you or birthday card.

Thanks for visiting - see you in June...

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05/24/2024

Fri 24

Exquisite Butterflies Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a spring or summer birthday with a trio of Exquisite Butterflies.  A slimline card - with lots of white space - balances the shimmery, shiny metallic 6x6 artpapers.  Hi, Jean here with a simple design for a special occasion.

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Cut Exquisite Butterflies from a gold Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut a turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6 with the 2" wide  Wrapped Stitch Rectangle Layers die.  Assemble the butterflies and attach them to the rectangle - use foam tape for the upper wing sections.

Carefully remove the entire sheet of the turquoise and gold Anemone Grove 6x6 - including the top edge that's attached to the pad. Cut it with the 1-⅛" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut a turquoise 6x6 from the solid-core Lagoon Collection with the ⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Add special wishes with a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab. Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

I've used a lot of the white and black foil greeting tabs recently.  These instant greetings complement any design and add subtle dimension to your cards.  If you already have a stash of completed birthday cards our Thank You Foil Greetings White Circle Tabs would work with this design too.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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05/17/2024

Fri 17

Create Wildflowers from Gladiola Petals by Jean Okimoto

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Send heartfelt hugs with blossoms on a plaid slimline - they're wildflowers created with Fanciful Gladiola Stem petals and Lavender Bouquet sprigs. Hi, Jean here - mixing and matching designs from the Memory Box floral collection to create hybrid blossoms for spring projects.

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Cut petals from the Fanciful Gladiola Stem set from a peach Blush Collection 6x6.  Randomly layer the diecuts to create 7 blossoms - I didn't use all of the pieces.  Cut Lavender Bouquet from a light green 6x6 in the Greenery Collection.  

Cut a dark green Anemone Plaid 6x6 with part of the 2" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a dark green 6x6 from the Greenery Collection with part of the 1-⅛" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the rectangles to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Attach the bottoms and (approximate) centers of the Lavender Bouquet stems.  Attach the blossoms, then trim the stems so they'll cover the bottom of the blossoms.  Glue the trimmed stems over the blossoms.  

Attach ScorTape over white cardstock and cut the Hugs Tender Script background.  Cut the detailed "hugs" from a Greenery 6x6. Leave the diecut in the die and remove the inner offcuts from the h and g.  Flip the diecut (still in the die) onto the adhesive-covered white background and press it firmly to attach it and release it from the die.  Cover the exposed adhesive with detail clear embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat-emboss it to attach the top layer and create a glossy background.

Attach the greeting and pale peach/orange Autumn Fairy Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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05/14/2024

Tue 14

Rounds, Rectangles and Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Going to a birthday celebration and need a fast card?  The 6x6 Glimmering Gladiola and Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock make it easy to design, diecut and assemble a very quick card.  Hi, Jean here with a versatile basic design that takes advantage of the great coordinating papers and colors in the Memory Box 6x6 prints and cardstock collections.

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Cut 2 of the Glimmering Gladiola double-sided yellow 6x6 print with the 2-¼" diameter Circle Basics die.  Cut a bright yellow Sunrise Collection 6x6 with the 2-½" Circle Basics die.

Cut the A2-sized Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from a light yellow Sunrise 6x6.  Cut the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from the same yellow 6x6.  Attach the large rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.  

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Attach the circles and smaller rectangle to the card.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab.  Add gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thank You Foil Greetings Circle Tabs are available in white and black too.  They're great for just-in-time cards - or make a bunch of color-coordinated cards and add the greetings later.  

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

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04/26/2024

Fri 26

Gladiola Slimline Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Need a special thank you card?  Express your appreciation with a shimmery, sparkly floral design from our latest collection.  Add blooming Gladiola Floral Duo diecuts to an extended Budding Gladiola Stem and layer them on a slimline card.  Hi, Jean here with a thank you card that grew taller and taller as it progressed - like gladiolas!

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Add a light mist of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to the dark pink/coral Blush Collection 6x6.  The new solid-core 110# sheets and Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz create vibrant customized metallic cardstock in a rainbow of colors.  Let it airdry for a few minutes, then heatset it.  

Cut the spritzed cardstock with with Gladiola Floral Duo and the stem portion of Budding Gladiola Stem.  The buds on the stem will be visible - and we'll cover the other sections with dark gray cardstock diecuts and a long, skinny strip.

Cut the remaining Budding Gladiola Stem pieces and the leaves from dark gray cardstock - leave the little pieces in the die so they'll be easy to identify and attach later.  Cut a narrow dark gray strip to create a longer stem - approximately ⅛" x 6-½".

Trim the pale peach Blush Collection 6x6 with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  The die is longer than the 6x6 - but diecutting eliminates measuring and wonky rectangles which are really noticeable on slimline cards.   Attach the spritzed stem to the rectangle.  Attach the dark gray pieces - except the one at the top - to create buds.  Add the narrow gray strip so it creates a stem that extends about ½" below the rectangle.  Add the dark gray piece at the top.  Attach the leaves.

Cut two sets of the Gladiola Floral Duo stamens and remove one section from one of the pairs.  Assemble the Gladiola Floral Duo blossoms - I like to attach the petals to a small scrap of cardstock for easy assembly and arrangement.

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Cut the Gladiola Plaid 6x6 with the same Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the diecuts to a cream slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the upper glossom.

Add a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Circle Tab.  It's a quick and easy way to complete a very detailed card!  These versatile heavyweight circle tabs are available in black/gold and white/gold - 36 tabs, 4 each of 9 typefaces.  

Thanks for visiting...have a wonderful weekend!

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11/02/2023

Thu 02

A Bundled Bird for All Seasons by Jean Okimoto

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The new Bundled Bird greets all 4 seasons on these little idea-cards.  Hi, Jean here with additional spring, summer and fall projects for this versatile die set from our Christmas 2023 Collection.  Internet problems continuing for several days - hope it lets me finish this post for you before timing out again.

Felt, seasonal colors, holiday icons,  glittered and mirror cardstock add year-round versatility to this sweet bird.  It's even a chubby chick for your Easter greetings!  It's almost Christmas - let's start with the winter design and work backwards.

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The winter and spring designs include felt for the main portion.  Attach wool-blend felt to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to stablize the fabric and keep adhesives from saturating it.

All of the diecuts are attached to a 4" square top-folded mini-card for this post.  You can also create a standard A2 card by attaching a 4" square to a colorful notecard.

All of the beak sections are cut from orange cardstock.  Color the portion that goes behind the eye cutout with a black marker.

Winter - Cut the bird, hat and scarf from red and white felt, red cardstock, orange cardstock and the red Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut Pine Tree Grove from two shades of green cardstock.

Fall - Cut the bird from kraft cardstock.  Color the head, wings and tail with Brilliance Pearlescent Rust and Pearlescent Chocolate inks. Cut the small leaves from the Gypsy Oak Leaves set from two shades of Sunny Orange 6x6's.  

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Summer - Cut the glitzy summer bluebird bird from two shades of Ocean Blue 6x6's and orange cardstock.    Cut the wings and tail from the royal blue Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut 3 pieces of a yellow 6x6 from the Sunny Orange set with the (approximately) 1-⅞"-wide Shining Star Set die.  Layer them to create a dimensional summer sun.

Spring - Cut the bird from yellow felt, yellow cardstock and orange cardstock.  It's now a sweet fuzzy chick!  Cut the larger tail section from orange cardstock and trim it to resemble little chick-feet.  Cut light pink, dark pink and green Graceful Garden 6x6's with the smallest Half a Dozen Eggs die.

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Have fun with these designs and see how many designs you can create with the Bundled Bird set!

Thanks for visiting...

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08/18/2023

Fri 18

Improvise a Gilded Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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Improvise...and build a shimmery butterfly with offcuts from the new Fanciful Gilded Frame.  The heart-shaped pieces from the top and bottom centers create a simple design to match the pressure-embossed background.  Hi, Jean here with a fast-Friday design for you.

Spritz both sides of textured light turquoise cardstock with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss the textured side with Fanciful Gilded Frame.  Dry the cardstock with a heat-tool if it's still damp.  Cut it with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to a top-folded textured light turquoise A2 card.

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Cut the top and bottom heart-shaped designs from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6. Cut the smoother side of light turquoise cardstock with the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.

Cut two matching Intricate Mini Butterflies from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut the larger center section of the butterfly with the Birch Press Design Butterfly Basics die and the Rainbow Reflections gold 6x6.

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Attach the rectangle and butterflies to the Fanciful Gilded Frame background.  Add turquoise Bright Jewels.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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07/21/2023

Fri 21

Circle of Thanks by Jean Okimoto

 

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Send a note of thanks with designs from our Magnolia and Gracious Floral Collections.  Add glittery, sparkly accents too!  Hi, Jean here with a layered mix of classic favorites and our latest designs.

Cut the Stylish Frame Trio circle and Curved Magnolia Branch from green cardstock.  We'll use some of the extra leaves from the branch set too.  Trim the large leaf that would be hidden behind the blossom - it'll be repositioned at the bottom of the branch.

Cut Tilted Thanks from a purple Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.

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Cut the blossom - from the Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set - from a Twilight Purple 6x6.  Spritz both sides with a light mist of water to make the cardstock pliable for embossing.  Press Electric Purple Radiant Neon ink onto the upper blossom section of the embossing folder - tap the inkpad repeatedly, don't squish or rub the ink into the design.  Place the diecut in the folder and pressure emboss it using the plate(s) required for your machine.

Sprinkle the embossed, inked diecut with detail clear powder, firmly tap off the excess powder.  Heat-emboss it.  Lightly ink the center using a cotton swab and Brilliance Graphite Black.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for petals. Attach purple Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

That's it!  3D embossing adds dimension to the blossom - inking and heat-embossing it accents the details. 

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

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07/18/2023

Tue 18

Stamp, Emboss, Diecut and Stencil a Summer Card by Jean Okimoto

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Take advantage of the The Gracious Floral Collection's coordinating design elements and create a summer thank you card.  Let textures, layers and stenciling build dimension in a cooling mix of fresh greens, pale yellows and crisp white.  Hi, Jean here with a versatile design from our summer release.

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Stamp the floral image from the Gracious Floral Clear Stamp and Die Set on heavy white cardstock with Smoky Gray VersaFine.  Heat-set the ink - because we're stenciling  and 3D-embossing over it.  Diecut it with the die that's included in the stamp and die set.  Spritz the un-stamped backside of the diecut with a light mist of water.  Place the diecut in the Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder and pressure emboss it using the plate(s) required for your machine.

Stencil the diecut with Sunflower Yellow and Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance inks - the color-coded guide included in the Gracious Floral Stencil Set makes it simple!

Cut lime green cardstock with the 2-¾" wide Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die.

Stamp the greeting on white cardstock with Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance and quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut the greeting with the second-smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the excess cardstock with the edge of a larger die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for the petal- and leaf-tips.  Add dark gold  Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing. Cut an A6-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!

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07/14/2023

Fri 14

Special Moments – Embossed and Glossed by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate special moments with a summer-y floral slimline.  Hi, Jean here with a combination of soft colors, bold designs and a lot of texture.   

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Cut the pale peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 with the blossom die from the Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set.  Place the diecut in the folder and  emboss it using the plates required for your machine.  Ink the center with Brilliance Pearlescent Lime and set it aside to dry.

The Gracious Floral Clear Stamp and Die set includes the floral die and 2 greeting dies.  Cut the design from heavy white cardstock.  Ink the embossing folder with Brilliance Rocket Red Gold - tap the inkpad repeatedly over the surface without squishing it into the design. Emboss the cardstock.  

Stamp the greeting on pale green cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair. Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.   Dry the ink, then trim it with one end of the ⅞" wide Slim Basic Rectangles die.  Trim the other end with the side of a larger die from the rectangles set.

Trim the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6 with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangles die - cut it vertically, including the top portion  where the sheets are attached.  

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¼" wide Slim Basic Rectangles die

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝") - use foam tape where the petals extend beyond the background rectangles.  Add clear Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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

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