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10/22/2022

Sat 22

Glitzy Glittered Snowflake Tree by Jean Okimoto

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Build a glittery snowflake tree with the newest dies from Memory Box. Feathery Snowflake Discs and Starburst Snowflake Discs are ready for any holiday design on your to-do list.  They can also be ornaments, decorated cookies, pastel peppermints, garlands or game pieces.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here on a rainy card-making Saturday.

Cut Feathery Snowflake Discs and Starburst Snowflake Discs from heavy white cardstock.  We'll need a total of 8 small, 4 medium and 1 large disc.  Save the delicate snowflake offcuts for another project.  Cut the dark teal 6x6 from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the 1", 1-¼" and 1-½" Circle Basics dies.  You'll need a matching circle for each of the snowflake discs.  Attach the snowflake discs. 

Cut the skinniest Birch Tree Trunk from the gold 6x6 inn the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Attach it to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Attach the snowflake discs.  

Cut the new Layered Birds from the gold 6x6 in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Assemble the birds and attach them to the card.

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Cut Repeat the Sounding Joy Curled Script from a dark teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Attach it in the card - leave the ends of the R and Y unattached.  Attach the snowflake discs, then glue the ends to the discs.  The very tiny piece to dot the i disappeared so I used one of the tiny offcuts instead.

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Create a symmetrical tree with the snowflake discs too with 1, 2, 3 and 4 per layer.  Or attach the inner snowflake offcuts to circles and build another tree.  There are so many ways to use these great dies!

Thanks for visiting - see you on Tuesday!

 

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10/18/2022

Tue 18

Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

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Set the scene for Halloween with dies from our Fall '22 and Christmas '22 Collections.  Turn the Christmas '22 Celeste Plate upside-down for a spooky Halloween look with new fall dies.  I see a field of creatures in orderly columns and rows.   Do you see them?

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another Halloween idea for a year that's gone by so quickly.  

Prep the Celeste Plate by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the diecut bits and pieces.  Cut it from black cardstock.  Attach it to an orange top-folded A2 Card.

Cut the Nested Globe layers from black cardstock and the dark orange 6x6 sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.

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Cut Rickety House from 6x6 sheets in the Earth Neutral Collection.  Cut a piece of the yellow 6x6 in the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad for the windows and door.

Cut the fence - from the Rickety House set - from a light orange 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection.

The bat and ghosts are from the Haunted Entrance Globe Layer die set.  Cut them from white cardstock and Black Glossy Paper (it's cardstock).  

Cut Boo Posh Script from black cardstock and a soft orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Assemble the greeting - then attach the little ghosts.  

Attach everything to an orange notecard.  

Have fun with your Halloween designs...anything goes at Halloween time!

Thanks for visiting our blog!

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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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10/11/2022

Tue 11

Winter Wonderland Window by Jean Okimoto

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The new Pine Needle Frame creates a winter scene for a frosty snowgal and felt birds. The delicate frame, floral Garland print, Festive Glitter pad, Polished Foil and felt add dimension and textures to greet the season.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a framed window design featuring our Christmas '22 Collection.  

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Open the card for some surprises. What looks like a beanie from the outside is actually a tall stocking cap -  and a felt bird stops by for a visit.

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Cut Pine Needle Frame from white cardstock.  The Tall Bundled Snowman set includes 3 snowmen - we're creating a stylish snowgal.  Cut the front of a top-folded white A-2 card with the largest snowman die.  Save the offcut - and cut it with the smallest snowman die.  Add black cardstock scraps behind the eyes and buttons.  

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Color white cardstock with orange and brown markers and diecut the carrot nose and arms.  Attach the arms behind the snowgal.

Cut pale blue cardstock from the Stormy Blue Collection with the medium-sized snowman. Attach it - through the window - to the interior of the card.

Cut the hat from the red Festive Glitter Pad sheet and the Polished Foil Pad sheet.  

Cut the 2 top layers of the scarf from the Garland 6x6 floral print.  Cut the 2 bottom layers from the red Festive Glitter Pad sheet.  Trim the left edge of the glittered diecut to decrease the width about ⅛".  

Attach hat and scarf diecuts to the snowgal.

The versatile new Layered Birds die can also create simple un-layered birds.  Attach a sticker sheet or adhesive label paper to wool-blend red felt and cut Layered Birds. The paper backing stabilizes and felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the felt.  Attach 3 birds to the frame and 1 inside the card.

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Hope you're enjoying the holiday ideas from our Design Team as much as we enjoy sharing them with you!  Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday!

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10/06/2022

Thu 06

Sweet Snowflake Collage Cookie by Jean Okimoto

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Create the look of a frosted gingerbread cookie with new dies from the Christmas 2022 Collection.  It could be a cinnamon spice cookie too.

The Gioriette Snowflake Collage is a great 2-piece die set that's also perfect for pressure-embossing and stencil-cutting.  It diecuts a great gift tag - or Christmas tree ornament too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday slimline idea from our latest release.

Cut the solid Gloriette Snowflake Collage background from dark kraft cardstock.  Cut the detailed snowflake from the white 6x6 in the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad - save the 5 skinny, pointy center pieces too.  Cut an extra piece from a scrap of the white glittered 6x6 - for a total of 6.

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Attach the glittered diecuts to the kraft background.

Cut the 2 smaller Starburst Snowflake Discs - we're using the center snowflake offcuts  here.  The outer disks will be great for another project.

Cut the bright violet 6x6 - from the Vibrant Violet 6x6 Collection - with the 2-¾" Square Basics die.  Cut a 1" strip of the lavender 6x6 with the 2" Square Basics die.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamps Set - on the lavender 6x6 with Brilliance Lightning Black.  Dry the ink, then diecut it with the 1-½" Square Basics die.

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Attach everything to a white slimline card.  

Try this basic design with other colors too - red+green, teal+copper, fuchsia+lime, silver+gold, pink+orange.  Or make it a dark chocolate cookie with pale pink glittered "icing."

Thanks for visiting - see you again next week!

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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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09/27/2022

Tue 27

Happy Ghosts on a Forest Path by Jean Okimoto

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The new Forest Path from our Christmas 2022 Collection is quickly becoming a Design Team favorite.  It's great for frosty winter scenes like Sara's and Trina's.  Add wide-eyed ghosts from the Ghosts in the Forest set - and it's a Halloween card too!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here sharing a fall scene with a combo from our Fall and Christmas Collections.

Prep the Forest Path die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the tiny offcuts around the treetops.  Cut it from black cardstock.

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Cut a piece of the dark gray/brown Earth Neutral 6x6 to fit behind the black diecut and attach it.  It's either an old country road winding thru the woods - or a muddy stream after a fall rainstorm.   Attach it to a top-folded dark orange A2 card.

Cut the ghosts from the Ghosts in the Forest set.  Love their faces!  Attach them to the background with foam tape.

Cut Boo Posh Script from black cardstock and the bright yellow-green Lush Green Collection 6x6.

Use a hard rubber brayer and frayed burlap Distress Oxide ink to highlight the texture of Kraft Woodgrain Paper.  Dry the ink and diecut Rickety House - just the main section, not the roof section.  Cut the roof from the dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6.  Cut a scrap of the yellow glittered Twinkling Jewel 6x6 for a sparkly door and windows.

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Thanks for visiting our blog - hope you enjoyed this little detour from our Christmas designs.  Halloween cards are always fun to send - and receive - before the Christmas rush.

See you in October...

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09/23/2022

Fri 23

Christmas 2022 Snowflakes and a Jolly Christmas Plaid by Jean Okimoto

 

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Snowflakes and plaid?  Yes, when it's a mix of new designs from our Christmas 2022 Collection!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday slimline card for you today.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Diagonal Stripe Collage.

Cut a 6" x 1-¼" strip of the pink/red/gold/white plaid from the new Jolly Christmas 6x6 set.  Attach it behind the Diagonal Stripe Collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut the new Celeste Snowflake background from the pink sheet in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.   Cut the detailed Celeste Snowflake from white cardstock.

 

Cut two of the new Alpine Snowflakes from the pink Delicate Pastel sheet too.

Cut the new Merry Christmas Curled Script from the gold 6x6 in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Notice how Dave Brethauer designed this delicate greeting so the bottom of the M in 'Merry' becomes the dot of the i in 'Christmas' - genius!

 

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Attach the diecuts to the rectangle.  Add the pale taupey-pink Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Hope you're enjoying our designs and techniques as you begin your holiday prep.  Thanks for visiting the our blog...have a great weekend!

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09/21/2022

Wed 21

Sweet Holiday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

 

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Glitter and Polished Foil papers highlight the new Celeste Snowflake Trio.  Scatter them over the new Celeste Plate background for a sweet and sparkly pastel winter scene.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a quick holiday card.  The intricate designs and details are all easy to diecut - all you need to do is attach them!  

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Prep the beautiful Celeste Plate by briskly rubbing it with scrunched waxed paper to help release the tiny pieces.  Cut it from white cardstock and attach it to a top-folded white A2 card.

Cut the Celeste Snowflake Trio from 6x6's in the Graceful Garden and Twinkling Jewel Glitter pads and the Polished Foil pad. It's easier to cut all 3 sizes from these 3 great artpapers - and you'll have 6 extras for future projects.

 

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Pearlescent Jade Brilliance.  Peacock feathers Distress Oxide would match too.  Dry the ink, then trim the cardstock with the 2-¼" x 3-½" Rectangle Basics die.

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Attach the snowflakes and greeting - and turquoise Christmas Fairy Jewels.  That's it!

Have fun designing with the Celeste Plate.  Don't save it for Christmas designs - it looks great in orange on a black background for Halloween too!

Thanks for stopping by - see you again on Friday...

Jeansignature-3

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09/17/2022

Sat 17

The Christmas 2022 Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate the arrival of our latest release...the Christmas 2022 Collection is here!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many ideas for the holidays.  There's something for everyone in our holiday collection - sweet, simple, classic and elegant.  We love the versatility of our new items and we're ready to greet the season!

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