254 posts categorized "Summer"

07/11/2023

Tue 11

Combine the Gracious Floral and Magnolia Collections by Jean Okimoto

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Design elements from spring's Magnolia Collection and the Gracious Floral Collection team up for a slimline card.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of dies, stencils, clear stamps, a plaid 6x6,  jewels and a 3D embossing folder that somehow became floral design for summer greetings.

Glue two pieces of lavender cardstock together and diecut the flower from the Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set.  Diecutting the double layer adds extra dimension to the flower and it's faster than cutting two flowers and gluing them together.  

Ink the flower in the top portion of the  embossing folder with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple.  Tap the ink onto the design - don't squish or rub it into the flower.  Place the diecut flower securely in the folder and emboss it using the plates required for your machine.

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The Gracious Floral Stencil Set is numbered for easy reference.  We are using the flower upside-down - it's OK!  Brush, sponge or daub Pearlescent Purple using stencil #A2 for the shaded purple areas.

Stencil Brilliance Pearlescent Yellow onto the flower's center using stencil #A4.  Stencil Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme using stencil #A3.  Add a light layer of Pearlescent Thyme to the center of the flower - just enough so you'll still see the yellow ink.

Cut Magnolia Leaf Branch from green cardstock.  Trim the two highest leaves on the left and the branch tip.

Stamp the greeting - from the Gracious Floral Clear Stamp and Die Set - with Electric Purple Radiant Neon.  The color sounds a little scary, but it's a great purple - not too red, not too blue.  Quickly heat-emboss the greeting with detail clear powder.  Trim it horizontally with the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die - cut 1 short end using the die.  Trim the other short end using the side of a larger die.

Cut lavender cardstock with the ⅞" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the purple Magnolia Plaid 6x6 with the smallest rectangle die.

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Cut white cardstock with the 1-⅞" rectangle die.  Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card - use foam tape for petal- and  bigger leaf-tips where they extend past the background block.  Add purple Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Mix and match your blossoms and branches to create new designs and get the most from your Memory Box stash.  Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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07/07/2023

Fri 07

Sending Happy Thoughts by Jean Okimoto

 

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Here's a new look for the sweet Backyard Wren - it's a plush felt canary with goldlined wings.  Yellow felt and custom-colored wings create a bright summer look from a favorite spring design.  Hi, Jean here with an any-occasion design that works in any color combination.

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Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to wool-blend felt.  The paper layer stabilizes the fabric and prevents adhesives from saturating it.  Cut Backyard Wren, excluding the wings.  Cut the beak/eye piece from white cardstock and color it with orange and black markers.  Attach it behind the bird.  Attach the top head layer too.

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Diecut the wings from the ivory and wavy gold Magnolia Grove 6x6.  Brush or sponge the diecuts with Sunflower Yellow Brilliance ink.  Gently buff the inked wings with a tissue to remove any excess ink.  Assemble the bird.

Cut recycled kraft cardtock with the  3-¼" wide Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die.

Cut Magnolia Leaf Branch fropm green cardstock.  Color the stem and branches with brown ink.  Trim the leaves and branches that will be covered by the bird - save them for repositioning.    

Stamp the greeting - from the Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - on yellow cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the 1-½" Circle Basics Die.

 

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded recycled kraft card - use foam dots for the head, wing tips and tail.  Attach the saved leaf diecuts - above the rear wing and near the bottom of the branch.  Add pale orange Pastel Fairy Jewels.

If you've started making Christmas cards - use bright red felt and ink for a festive holiday bird to perch on a wreath or deliver a greeting. 

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 


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07/04/2023

Tue 04

Gracious, Glossy and Glittered by Jean Okimoto

 

 

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06/29/2023

Thu 29

Celebrate
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Thursday everyone!  Today's card has a 4th of July theme to it, but it could be used for a any summer occasion.  I used the new Gracious Floral Stamp for my stamped image to create this card.

I began by ink blending Distress Oxide Inks on a white cardstock panel.  

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Next, I spattered the panel with plain water and used my heat tool to dry it completely.

I stamped my image with Black pigment ink, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and used a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.

I used a paint brush and water to paint in the flowers and remove some of the distress ink.  

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Once I was happy with the results I dried the panel with my heat tool.  

I used a white colored pencil to add some highlights to the stamped image and lightly spattered it with white ink. 

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I mounted the card panel to a black cardstock mat and adhered it to a white card base.

I die cut the word celebrate from white cardstock and the shadow from black cardstock.  I glued the white die cut word to the shadow die cut and adhered it to the card.

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To finish the card, I added some Clear Fairy Drops to the background and Black Nuvo Drops to the flower center.  That's it for today!  

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

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06/27/2023

Tue 27

Simply Embossed - Gracious Floral Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Need a quick - really quick - thank you card?  3D-ink embossing adds color, texture and dimension to today's Gracious Floral design.  It's a rough, rustic handcrafted look that highlights the details of the 3D embossing folder.   Hi, Jean here with an easy slimline idea for a busy day.  

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Cut a 4-¼" x 5-¼" piece of watercolor paper.  Place the Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder on a hard surface and ink the top portion with Electric Purple Radiant Neon.  For even coverage - lift and press the inkpad without squishing it into the design.  Pigment inks work best for this technique - dye inks might dry too quickly.  

Lightly spritz both sides of the paper with a light mist of water and place it in the folder with the smoother side facing the inked design.  Run it through your diecut machine using the plates required for pressure embossing.  Carefully remove the paper and heat-set the ink.

Daub Sunflower Yellow Brilliance ink onto the flower centers - I used stencil patterns A4 and D3 from the Gracious Floral Stencil Set.  Use a cotton swab to ink the centers if you're waiting for your stencil set delivery.

Cut the design with the die from the Gracious Floral Clear Stamp and Die Set.  

Cut the purple and gold diagonal plaid from the Magnolia Plaid 6x6 pack with the ⅞" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut purple cardstock with the 1-⅛" wide die.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Gracious Floral Clear Stamp and Die Set - on watercolor paper with Electric Purple.  Heat-set the ink. Trim the greeting with the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die. Cut it near a short end of the die, then trim the excess using one of the larger dies in the set to create a custom-sized greeting strip with nice edges.  Details, details!

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the petal- and leaf-tips.  Add the purple/blue Treasure Chest Gemstones. Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Inky embossing is a fast and easy process - make a few extras for future cards before you clean your embossing folder.  They'll be ready when you need another quick card.

Thanks for visiting...see you on July 4th!

Jeansignature-3

 

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06/23/2023

Fri 23

The Gracious Floral Collection - 3D Embossed, Stenciled and Layered by Jean Okimoto

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Add texture and dimension to your summer projects with 3D embossing, diecuts, layered stencils and clear stamps from our latest release - the Gracious Floral Collection.  It's a versatile, coordinated group of design elements to mix, match and layer for quick and easy projects - or detailed works of art.  Hi, Jean here with an embossed, stenciled friendship card for someone experiencing some challenging times.  

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Cut heavy white cardstock with the floral outline die from the Gracious Floral Clear Stamp and Die Set.  Spray each side of the diecut with a light spritz of water.  Place it securely in the Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder and pressure emboss it using the plate(s) required for your machine. A blossom die also comes with the embossing folder - save it for another project.

Sponge or brush the different sections of the blossoms and leaves using the layered, numbered Gracious Floral Stencil Set.   Great news...the set also includes a colored, numbered printout to guide you through the stenciling sequence!  I used the same Pearlescent Brilliance inks - Coral, Lime, Orange and Sunflower Yellow - to stencil multiple layers of the same colors to build dimension.  

Cut white cardstock with the 2-½" and 3" wide Nested Globes dies for a subtle white-on-white background to accent the flowers  without competing with them.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Gracious Floral Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Pearlescent Lime.  Cut it with the second-smallest Nested Globes die.  Tuck the blank space on the left side under the edge of the globes when the card is assembled.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for the petals and leaves that extend over the edge of the globe diecuts.  Add pale gold Pastel Jewels.  Cut an A6-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The greeting is set back and partially hidden...like someone providing quiet, behind-the-scenes support and encouragement.

The coordinating elements of the Gracious Floral Collection make it easy to create a wide range of summer and all-occasion projects.  Everything - from simple cards to detailed mixed media designs!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend...Jeansignature-3

 

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06/16/2023

Fri 16

In Full Bloom by Jean Okimoto

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Flowers bloom and evolve throughout the season - so do diecuts!  The versatile boldly-beautiful Magnolia Floral Stem easily grows from bud to bloomer.  Flowers can sometimes look very different from their seed packet pictures - or their die envelopes.  Stems are longer, buds bloom and leaves grow in different directions.   Hi, Jean here sharing a few ideas to change the look of a spring magnolia as we welcome summer.

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The original spring magnolia is shown on the envelope.  Here's our sunny yellow summer version.

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Cut Magnolia Floral Stem from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Cut an extra stem.  Daub, sponge or brush the pieces with Sunflower Yellow Brilliance, Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance and Vintage Sepia VersaFine.  Trim and join the stem pieces where it'll be hidden by the bottom of the big leaf.

Tape the 2-¼", 1-¾" and 1-¼" wide A2 Rectangle Frames Dies to the dark green leaf print from the Magnolia Grove 6x6 pack and diecut them.  Leave them in the die and tape them together to create an inlaid background.

Cut the small dragonfly - from the Birch Press Design Simple Dragonfly Contour Layers set - from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble just the wings.  It's easier to attach the delicate body to the card, then glue the wings over it.

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Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (6-¼" x 4-½") - use foam tape for the tips of the leaves and petals.  Attach the dragonfly wings.

Attach the coppery-gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Magnolia Collection of buds, blossoms, stems and leaves is perfect for transitioning the seasons as summer approaches.  Add brighter colors and full bloomers to your unique cards for celebrations and everyday greetings.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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06/02/2023

Fri 02

Framed Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

 

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The new Vibrant Leaf Corner - cut twice - frames a trio of blossoms from bud to bloom.  All of the beautiful magnolias in our latest release can multi-task in different colors and become just about any flower you'll need for summer projects.  Hi, Jean here - Happy Friday!

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Prep Vibrant Leaf Corner by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate, detailed design.  Cut it twice from mint green cardstock.  You'll have an extra pair of the small sprigs - save it for another project.

Cut Magnolia Blossom, the medium-sized Magnolia Blossom Trio flower and the smallest Magnolia Bud Trio bud from light peach cardstock.  Daub the cone-shaped centers of the two blossoms with abandoned coral Distress Oxides.  Attach the diecut pieces to a scrap of dark green cardstock to highlight the center details. 

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for the top halves of the two blossoms.  Add the pale gold Pastel Fairy Jewels  - from the first column on the jewels sheet.

Mix, match and layer the different diecuts from the Magnolia Collection.  Follow the picture on the die packages - or create your own unique blossoms for summer celebrations, thank yous and friendship cards.  Diecut and assemble a stash of blossoms in different colors - they'll be ready for your next project!

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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05/30/2023

Tue 30

Thank You, Simply Stated by Jean Okimoto

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Need a quick, easy and fail-proof card?  Memory Box Magnolia Rub-On Transfers add the perfect amount of color and detail to any design.  Add a dimensional greeting and sparkly pink Pastel Jewels...and your card is ready to go!  Hi, Jean here with a simple thank you card for a busy day.

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Tape the 3-½" and 2-½" wide Nested Globe dies to natural cardstock and diecut them for a simple offset inlaid background.  Tape them together on the reverse side.

Cut the curved Magnolia Rub-On Transfer branch and its paper liner - leave a generous border around it.  Carefully remove the paper liner and tap the transfer onto the globe background.  Place it between two layers of printer paper and run it through your diecut machine using the base and cutting plates.  The transfer sets include a wood craft stick to burnish the design - but running it through the machine is great for burnishing too.  Carefully remove the frosty top plastic layer.

Squeegee glue between two pieces of natural cardstock and diecut the solid Thank You Posh Script background.  Pressure-emboss the background with the detailed top layer using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Embossing the background creates a debossed area that makes it super-easy to attach the detailed top layer.  Cut the top layer from the pink Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded pink A2 card - use foam tape for the greeting.  Add pink Pastel Jewels.

Magnolia Rub-On Transfers - paired with shimmery greetings and sparkly jewels - are great for any occasion.  Decorate a stash of backgrounds with the floral and foliage transfers.  Diecut coordinating greetings and have them ready when you need a quick card.  

Thanks for visiting...see you in June!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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05/26/2023

Fri 26

Magnolia Blossom Trio Bouquet by Jean Okimoto

 

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Take the Magnolia Collection beyond beautiful magnolias...imagine a tall bouquet of yellow blossoms!  I've never seen yellow or long-stemmed magnolias but they're great for a thank you card.  Hi, Jean here with just another way to take advantage of the  versatile designs in our latest collection.

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Cut 5 blossoms from the Magnolia Blossom Trio using an assortment of yellow 6x6's from the Sunny Orange Collection.  Daub VersaFine Verdant onto the center diecuts and the base for the tallest flower. Assemble the blossoms.  

Cut Vertical Line Collage from green cardstock - the offcuts become stems here.  Attach the stems and angle-trim the bottoms.

Cut 2 bows from the Crisp Bows set from the gold Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Trim the curled loops. Carefully pull each bow's vertical center strip away from the center.  Offset the bows and glue them together.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on light green cardstock with VersaFine Shady Lane.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Diecut it with the coordinating die that's included in the stamp set.  Tape the bow to the back of the greeting with foam tape.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for several petals and the greeting.  Attach light green Christmas Fairy Jewels.  Cut an A6 rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Turn this basic design into a get well, birthday, congrats or friendship card too - everyone loves flowers!  

Thanks for visiting - enjoy the weekend...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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