168 posts categorized "Trees"

11/24/2022

Thu 24

Truly Grateful by Jean Okimoto

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today!  We are truly grateful and appreciate your support of Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design throughout the years.  Hope we've inspired and encouraged you to share your creativity on your projects.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a fall slimline for you.

Paint watercolor paper with watery, layered inks in shades of pink, orange, yellow and green.  Spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Set it aside to dry.

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Cut cream cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-⅛" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  

Cut kraft cardstock with the Birch Tree Trunks die set.  Save the other trees for another project. 

Cut the dried watercolored paper with the Exquisite Leaf Set.

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Attach the leaf and tree diecuts to the rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to the a slightly darker cream slimline card (3-⅝" x  8-½").

Stamp the greeting - from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamps Set - with Lightning Black Brilliance. 

Add gold gemstones from the Autumn Fairy Crystals set.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

This basic design works for other seasons - and reasons - too.  Switch to shades of green for a leafy spring card.  Add butterfiles and/or tiny blossoms for a summer card.  Or snowflakes with a snowman or sled for the holidays!

Thanks for visiting the blog!  Keep warm - and have a great weekend too...

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11/21/2022

Mon 21

My Winter Solstice/Greetings from Maine Card
by Anne Thompson

I designed a card for today that will most likely be the one that I use to send a Winter Solstice message or greetings from Maine this holiday season.  As I write this post, this card very much looks like the view from my window--a dark evening sky, silhouettes of bare trees among the pines, and a few scattered snow flurries.

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  • This is a card of many layers.  I started with a white A2 notecard and covered the front with a brown/blue plaid from WOODSY PLAID PP1018.
  • For the next layer I added the BIRCH TREE TRUNKS 94701 cut from a light brown Woodsy Plaid paper.

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Because I plan to make a bunch of these cards I will set up an assembly line process, die cutting multiples for each step.  If everything goes according to plan they'll be ready to be sent out in time to celebrate the Winter Solstice.  If not--they'll be Happy New Year greetings!  

Happy Crafting!

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11/19/2022

Sat 19

Merry Christmas Trio
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Christmas is just a little over a month away!  With that said, I am sharing an easy way to create a set of CAS (clean and simple) Christmas cards using products from the 2022 Christmas collection.  

The process was the same for all three cards.  Started by ink smooshing a piece of mixed media paper with diluted Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet distress inks.  Die cut all images from this piece then added clear shimmer to them for some sparkle.  Die cut the images twice from thick white paper to stack for dimension.  Die cut the sentiment from Vintage Pastel Mirror paper and stacked on top of two white ones for dimension.  Assembled so onto white woodgrain paper to finish.  

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On this first card and just like the large skates in my last post, the Classic Pair of Skates were laced with white baker’s twine.  The heels were die cut from silver metallic shimmer paper and the blades from silver mirror paper.

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The next card features the Alpine Snowflakes. 

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And last but not least, the third card features the Little Trees die.  These are adorable, don’t you think?

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And that’s it for my set of cards.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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11/08/2022

Tue 08

Wrap a Dreamy Bow Giftbox by Jean Okimoto

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10/29/2022

Sat 29

Two Cards with Birch Tree Trunks
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two Christmas cards featuring the new "Pine Needle Frame", "Layered Birds", and "Birch Tree Trunks." I combined them both with sentiments from last year's holiday release.

For this card I took a white piece of card stock and made an A2 card base. I die cut the "Pine Needle Frame" from green card stock in the "Lush Green Collection." The tree trunks were cut from watercolor card stock and birds were all die cut from white card stock. The red on the birds was made with markers and the ink on the birch tree was made by using Distress Inks direct to the watercolor paper, giving it a very textured look. Here's a closer look:

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I added all the die cuts to the card front. The "Joy Posh Script" sentiment was cut from both white and green card stock and glued together, then popped up on the bottom left of the card front.

Lastly I added Cosmic Shimmer "Fluffy Stuff" for snow, and then heated it up with my heat tool so they would puff up like snow.

Now on to card #2 - here's a look:

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To make this second card I took a piece of light blue card stock from the Memory Box "Stormy Blue Collection" and added lots of white ink on the bottom portion to simulate snow. This card was pretty much made exactly the same except I used different birds and the sentiment was made with the same red markers I colored the birds with. This sentiment die is called "Let it Snow Posh Script," and it's also from last year's holiday release. Here's a close up look:

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One other difference was these trees were cut from regular white card stock and not the watercolor card stock. That's why they have a little less texture on them. 

I hope you like my cards for today! I had a lot of fun creating them. Be sure to check out all the new holiday dies in this year's release. They all go so well with other holiday dies from Memory Box you may have in your stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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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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10/14/2022

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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10/10/2022

Mon 10

Merry Christmas Slimline
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with a fun mini slimline card featuring the new Layered Narrow Pines (94706) die.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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To create my card I first die cut the tree die layers from white card stock and colored them with alcohol markers while there were still in the card stock panel.  This makes it very quick coloring and you don't have to stay in the lines!

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Once they were colored I popped them out of the panel and layered them much like you see on the packaging above.  For the background I used a dome blender foam on a blender tool on a 3" by 6" card base with both Speckled Egg and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide inks.  Once I was happy with the colors, I added a little Brushed Corduroy Distress ink  around the top and side edges to darken them and stamped the sentiment from "Sweet Christmas."  

Here's a close look at the edges:

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After the trees were assembled I went back with the same markers and added highlights and lowlights then lots of white gel pen to look like snow.  Next, I used lots of white gel pen around the darker edges for snow there as well.

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After adding the trees to the card base with liquid glue, I added lots of twinkling jewels on the trees and a few on the card front.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my mini slimline card for today!  I had a lot of fun getting inky and creating it.  These trees are perfect for both A2 and slimline cards and would also be perfect for a camping or outdoor scrapbook layout!  Thanks for stopping by!

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10/03/2022

Mon 03

Layered Narrow Pines Along a Forest Path
by Anne Thompson

I often send cards to mark the change of season.  As we've recently moved from summer into fall and those cards have been sent, I've started working on cards to mark the Winter Solstice and to celebrate the transition from fall into winter.  The snowy Layered Narrow Pines and the Forest Path work well together (and even alone) to create that wintery feel.

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materials used for this card:

  • white notecard
  • brown plaid and green plaid papers from WOODSY PLAID PP1018
  • white cardstock
  • FOREST PATH 94702
  • LAYERED NARROW PINES 94706

to make this card

  • cover the front of a white notecard with brown plaid paper 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • die cut the Forest Path and the snowy layers of the pines from white cardstock
  • die cut the narrow pines from a dark green plaid paper--while I had the dies out, I also cut some trees from green cardstock from the Lush Green Collection and lots of snowy layers

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  • use a glue pen to attach the snowy details to the pine trees
  • glue the Forest Path background and the path to the notecard
  • add the three Layered Narrow Pines
  • leave space in the snowy foreground to add a sentiment later

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For the second card I used a blue paid for the background, snipped off the white trees from the Forest Path, and added five of the Layered Narrow Pines that I had cut from the green cardstock.

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And for the third card, I used just the three Layered Narrow Pines against a soft green plaid background.

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These are also good designs for cards to send to guys on your list--just change up the sentiment for any winter celebration.

I love how so many of the Memory Box dies work together.  I think the combination that I used for these cards was sort of expected.  But I've been trying out some other more unexpected combinations of dies, papers, and techniques to see what happens as I start to create more holiday cards.  It's exciting to see what works and what doesn't--maybe I'll even share some of both!  Happy Crafting!

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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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