19 posts categorized "Thanksgiving"

11/21/2020

Sat 21

Fall Slimline with Halloween Pumpkin
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  Today I'm sharing a slimline fall "Thinking of You" card made with Memory Box "Halloween Pumpkins" stamp and die set.  I love this large pumpkin image along with the many awesome stamps in this set!

I stamped in black ink and heat embossed in clear, all the images I wanted to use on my card, then colored them with alcohol markers and colored pencils.  Here's look at my coloring up close before I die cut them with the matching dies.

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After die cutting the images, I stamped the "Thinking of You" sentiment in the label die cut.  Next I laid all the images out on my slimline card base and arranged them some with glue and others with foam tape.  Lastly I added a couple of clear water droplets.  Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope I have inspired you today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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11/12/2020

Thu 12

Create a Tri-Fold Fall Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Layer the Wooded Glen and Little Orchard Collages and diecut a mix of tree backgrounds from 6x6 prints for a tri-fold fall card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a collage-y, layered forest scene for a thank you or Thanksgiving greeting.  Here are the supplies for this card...

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I wasn't sure if I wanted a tall slimline card - or a shorter version - so I started with the taller version, then shortened it later.

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Trim kraft cardstock to 10-½"* x 6-¼". (*a correction!) Score it horizontally at 3-½" and 7".  Trim the corners with a corner rounder.  Cut Wooded Glen Collage from the front of the first panel on the left.  Cut Little Orchard Collage from the back of the center panel.  

Cut an assortment of tree backgrounds from the 6x6 dark red and coral Garland Stripes and Dots.  Cut more backgrounds from the dark maroon floral Garland print. (It's shown on the bottom left corner of the paper pack.)  Attach the backgrounds behind the tree trunks of both collages.

Stamp the greeting - from the Harvest Love and Kindness Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the smooth side of turquoise cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  

Cut a 3" x  5-¾" strip of turquoise cardstock, round the corners and attach in to the third panel.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.

It needed a sparkly - but matching  - accent so I spread some Open Studio Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue on the dark red striped print.  Heat-set it in short bursts to prevent scorching.  Let it cool, then punch ¼" circles.

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The tree collages are designed for layering - but they're also great on individual panels.  Little kids would love the little trees - maybe with a bear or deer from the Snowglobe Backer set added just for fun.

Thanks for visiting...see you again next week!

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09/14/2020

Mon 14

Thankful Harvest
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time recently making cards with the new HARVEST LOVE AND KINDNESS Clear Stamp/Die Set CL5262-D.  (This set is also available with just the stamps--CL5262.)  I stamped it with VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink several times on Memory Box WATERCOLOR PAPER WP101.  I'm going to show you two of the cards I made using different coloring materials.

Card One

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For this card I used watercolor pencils, sometimes dipping the pencil tip in water and applying the color to the berries and leaves.  Other times I scribble-colored with a dry pencil and used a waterbrush to move the color around and soften it.  I used some red watercolor from a set of pan paints and a fat brush with lots of water to spatter the image before I die cut it.  I tried to suggest Bittersweet in its fall colors.

I added the colored image to a dark green plaid from the CHRISTMAS PLAID 6X6 PACK PP1009, mounted that on a Licorice (black) notecard, and trimmed off the little bits that extended beyond the card.  I stamped "THANKFUL" from the same stamp set on a scrap of watercolor paper, adhered it to a scrap of the dark green plaid paper, and then secured that to a scrap of black cardstock before adding it to the front of the card.

Card Two

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For this card I used colored pencils on the watercolor paper because I wanted to highlight the texture of the paper.  (The other side of the paper is smooth.)  Once I finished coloring I die cut the image before adding some BUTTERCUP GLOW FAIRY SUGAR 40101 (Memory Box glitter glue) to the berries for some extra sparkle.  I oriented the spray upside down from the first card and added the sentiment in the lower right corner.

I send more cards at Thanksgiving than I do at Halloween so I know that I will make many more cards using this stamp/die set.  There is a good variety of sentiments with this set for card fronts or interiors as well as some single leaves that can be used with them or on the envelopes.  Fall is in the air!

Happy Crafting!

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03/26/2020

Thu 26

Welcome Spring with the Oval Fold Frame, Picket Tall Curve Border and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape by Jean Okimoto

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Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape adds instant springtime when you need a quick card.    Diecut Poppystamps' Oval Fold Frame and emboss it with Picket Tall Curve Border to add some quick texture.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with an easy spring design for you.  I love it when my tools and supplies do all of the work for me!

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Cut and score pale pink cardstock twice with the Poppystamps Oval Fold Frame.  Fold the narrow tab back. Crease both frame sections on the other scored line.  

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Pressure-emboss the folded panels with the Poppystamps Picket Tall Curver Border.  Attach the embossed pieces to a pale pink cardstock rectangle cut with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  

Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and diecut it using the oval from the Oval Fold Frame set.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on a scrap of the pale pink cardstock with Summertime VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder - VersaFine Clair is a fast-drying ink.  

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Looking for a bit of sparkle?  Diecut the bright green glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the Picket Tall Curve Border.  Tiny sparkly green squares!

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Need some Easter cards?  Just add some felt bunny diecuts and a new greeting instead - and you're done!  This could be a Mother's Day card too.

The pandemic forced us to cancel the March 28th SPRING THINGS class at Impress - but I'm hoping to sell class kits for the 5 Spring/Easter cards and a treat wrapper.  

Thanks for visiting - be careful, stay safe and make some  spring cards...

 

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11/21/2019

Thu 21

A Thankful Feathered Friend by Jean Okimoto

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A felt Feathered Friend perched on a layered Jovial Wreath creates a lighthearted Thanksgiving card today.  Most Thanksgiving cards are quite serious - this one will make you smile!  Here's the message on the inside...

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Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a fall card with a sense of humor.  The new Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet set is perfectly-sized for the greeting.  Diecutting it is easy too.  There are 4 of each letter on this great die - you'll cut everything you need here with a single run thru the machine.  Much better than fidgeting with each letter - and cutting additional repeating letters. 

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Cut the Feathered Friends bird and beak from felt, cut the wing from the stripes in the Dashing Holiday 6x6 set. Borrow the eye die from the Feathered Friends owl - cut it from dark brown cardstock.  Leave the tiny beak and eye diecuts in the die until you're ready to attach them.  

Cut Jovial Wreath twice from Candy Corn cardstock. Cut "thankful"  from green and metallic brown cardstock. Cut a 3-½" square of the dark green striped Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 sheet. Cut the accent strips - ¾" x 4" (Candy Corn) and ¾" x 3-¼" (lighter green dots from the Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 sheet).

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") recycled Kraft card.  Attach the Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet letters on the inside - start in the center of each line and work outwards.  Use a credit card or T-ruler to keep the letters in line.  

Create unique messages with the Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet - it would be hard to find an "I am not a turkey" stamp!

Special thanks to everyone from Saturday's GRATEFUL - FALL GREETINGS class at Impress!  Hope you liked the origami maple leaf - and mix of colors, papers, dies and stamps. Thanks for the cute pumpkin spice lollipop treats Jan.   Thanks for the caramel/cheddar popcorn and cookies Jenny - and thanks for the imported candies Jacky!  Thanks for helping us fill those shopping baskets again Ann, Erin and Lynne.  Lots of thanks here - this card says it all!

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for the MERRY POP-INS class at Impress this Saturday afternoon.  We're making special cards with little extras on each design.  More like pop-ons than pop-ins, but I wanted a fun class title.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

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10/14/2019

Mon 14

Autumn Thanks and New Blog Blitz!
by Laura Fulcher

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Guess what?!  Memory Box has new dies to add to your holiday collection as well as brand new papers!  There are two new 6" x 6" packs that coordinate with each other.  The first is called Dashing Holiday:

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The second is called Dashing Stripes and Dots:

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I used papers from both packs for my card....the dots for the thanks and some striped paper from the Dashing Holiday for the background paper.

This time of year makes me think of creating cards giving thanks.  Therefore, I really wanted to make a thank you card.  I know I will be needing some to have on hand.

To create the card, I started with some Strathmore Bristol paper and cut out the Scribble Leaf Bundle Background (solid leaves).  Next, I added some yellow, orange, red and brown Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to the solid leaves and softened the color with a waterbrush:

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Next, I cut out the coordinating Scribble Leaf Bundle Outline dies from dark brown paper and glued them on top of the solid leaves.

The Thank You sentiment are letters that are cut to piece together like a puzzle.  I love the design!  I especially like that they aren't meant to be lined up straight...  a skill that I don't really have.

To finish the card, I outlined the cream cardstock with some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and layered all the pieces:

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Want to win your own Thank You Puzzle Letters craft die?  Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the die.  Visit the blog from Monday, Oct 14th- Sunday, October 20th to see more of the new release and for a chance to win a prize each day.  Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  Good luck!

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11/02/2018

Fri 02

Thankful Jotted Script, Looking for Mr. Right Triangle and Snowberry Sprigs by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create a simple fall card with the new Thankful Jotted Script set and Looking for Mr. Right Triangle stamps.  The delicate Snowberry Sprig - like autumn seedpods - adds a woodsy botanical look perfect for Thanksgiving.  Wouldn't it be nice to send (and receive!) Thanksgiving cards before the big  holiday rush?

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a November Challenge inspiration card today.  This month's theme is "Falling for You" - and we can't wait to see your great designs.  View the Challenge details here

Diecut the 2-¾" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from smooth white cardstock. Stamp three triangles from the new Looking For Mr. Right Triangle clear stamps set with VersaFine Habanero and VersaMagic Turquoise Gem.  

Diecut Thankful Jotted Script from dark brown and dark orange cardstock.  

Here's a timesaving tip to create a dimensional Snowberry Sprig diecut...spread a thin layer of glue between two pieces of brown cardstock (80# or less).  Press the layers together.  Diecut the Snowberry Sprig - you may need to use a metal shim and/or run it through the machine two or three times.  

Gently pull the offcut sections away from the sprig instead of trying to pull the sprig out of the surrounding cardstock.  These simple steps are a lot easier than cutting the sprigs separately and gluing the delicate bits together.  As a bonus, the machine's pressure on the double layers seems to add a subtle sheen to the pods.  

Attach the diecuts to a 4-½"x 6-¼" Kraft card.  Add ¼" punched circles of orange glittered cardstock for a seasonal accent.

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 Thanks for visiting...see you again tomorrow!

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10/05/2018

Fri 05

Thankful
by Melissa Rusk

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Happy Friday! Today I have some new dies to highlight that are perfect for Fall. I started with the beautiful Stitched Maple Circle Frame die and cut it out of a gold mirror card paper. To color the leaves I used my Copic markers on this shiny paper, you could also color them with alcohol inks as well. It's such a fun technique and another way to get more out of your alcohol markers or inks.
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I glued it all to the card and then I added a gold mirror card thankful that I cut using the Thankful Jotted Script die over the leaves. A fun and easy card to send to someone you are thankful for this season. Have a great weekend!
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09/04/2017

Mon 04

Embossed Leaf Collage Cards
by Anne Thompson

Today's cards feature the LEAF COLLAGE die 99800, both as an embossed image on a card front and as die cuts adhered on top of the embossing.  I had never tried embossing a regular die until I had this idea today.  Easy Peasy!

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I followed the directions with my Big Shot for embossing with a metal stencil, using a piece of red plumbers rubber since I didn't have a silicone rubber mat.  This is my sandwich from the bottom up:  Tab 1, plastic plate, rubber, cardstock, die face down, plastic plate.  I love the way the embossing came out, particularly when I used metallic papers as in the photo below.

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 Card No. 1:  embossed Leaf Collage on gold metallic paper, die cut brown leaves adhered with popdots over the embossed image, tiny gold pearls on the leaves and in the lower right corner; this piece layered over more of the brown cardstock and aligned with the right edge of a top-fold cream notecard; black/metallic washi tape added on the left edge; three more leaves inside card and some more washi tape and stamped message from the EACH DAY IS A BLESSING Clear Stamp Set CL 5214:  "THANKFUL FOR EVERY blessing" in Archival Jet Black ink.

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Card No. 2:  embossed Leaf Collage on brown cardstock, die cut leaves from Mango Distressed Dots Paper; stamped "THANKFUL FOR EVERY" from Each Day is a Blessing Clear Stamp Set in VersaMark ink and gold-embossed; die cut BLESSING die 99864 from more of the Mango dots paper; four small amber gemstones; this panel adhered to a piece of Mango dots paper that covers the front of the cream top-fold notecard; more mango dots paper inside for the message.

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Card No. 3:  embossed Leaf Collage on copper metallic paper , die cut leaves from mango and red cardstocks, panel adhered to Mango Distressed Dots Paper and then onto a red side-fold notecard... IMG_0021 (1)

...more Mango dots paper inside, a red leaf, and "THANKFUL FOR EVERY blessing" stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.

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These will be some of the cards I send at Thanksgiving this year, and I plan to make more.  I love how the look of each one changes with the papers I select.   I have soooo much paper--more experimenting ahead!

Happy Crafting!

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11/19/2016

Sat 19

Stencil a Falling Maple on a Sketch Journal Background
by Jean Okimoto

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Here's another design featuring the Sketch Journal Cling Stamp - with the Falling Maple Garden Stencil.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here tonight. We have so many great dies and stamp sets in our Holiday Collections - I almost forgot about the great stencils we have too!

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Stamp Sketch Journal on natural cardstock with Imagine Crafts Vintage Sepia VersaFine.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Mask the adjacent areas and stencil Falling Maple diagonally across the stamped background with Brilliance Rocket Red, Pearlescent Orange, Pearlescent Thyme and Pearlescent Olive.  Heat-set the inks.

Cut it with the 3-¼" x 4-½" Stitched Rectangle Trimming.  Cut dark orange cardstock with the same die.  Attach the rectangle and orange frame to a top-folded 5-½" square card of dark kraft cardstock.  

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Cut the greeting portion of the Stitched Celebrate Circle Frame from dark orange cardstock - don't remove the diecut.  Flip it over and attach strips of ¼" wide Scor-Tape along the bottom and near the tops of the "l," "b," and "t."  Run the tape-covered diecut through the machine again to cut the tape.  Seeing the cutting lines lets you attach the tape just where you really need it - and the self-adhesive greeting is  easier to work with when the entire piece isn't sticky.  Another tip!

Cut the smallest Stitched Rectangle Layer from green cardstock and attach the greeting.

Attach the greeting strip to the card with foam dots.  Add green sequins.

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Thanks for stopping by again - hope this inspires you to re-discover stenciling and include it in your repertoire of cardmaking techniques.  See you again on Wednesday.  Penny's sharing a great project with you tomorrow!

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