171 posts categorized "Trees"

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

variations

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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09/25/2022

Sun 25

Frozen Pond Scene Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a scene card with a frozen pond in the woods that is an ice skating dream.  

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Pond:

Ink blend using a Silicone Fresh Ink on a extra heavy white card stock that is at least 5" long and 3" high.  Use a sweeping motion from one end to the other.  Spread Ranger Icicle across the card thickly.  Set aside to fully dry.  Usually takes up to 2 hours.

Trees:

Ink blend the first lightest green paper from the Lush Green paper pad with Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink.  Let dry.  Die cut the full trees from the Layered Narrow Pines.  Color the truck of the tree with a brown ink pen.  Die cut the half trees die out of the first light green paper, not inked.  Adhere the 2 die cuts together.  Add glue to the tips of the trees and then add Tim Holtz Rock Candy glitter to the glue.  Let dry.  Take a white Posco Pen and draw a figure eight in the middle of the paper.

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Ice Skates:

Die cut the blades form silver paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Die cut the heel from Woodgrain Kraft paper.  Use your finger to add Distress Walnut stain ink over the die cut.  Die cut the shoe from white card stock.  Add shading with Silicone Fresh Ink around the die cut.  Adhere the die cut together using the image on the envelope as a guide.  Thread using a blue cross stick thread through the holes.  Use tape to adhere the ends to the back of the skates.  Tie 2 bows with the same thread and ahead them to the top of the skates.

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Snow Banks:

Fussy cut know banks out of white glitter paper from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pas.  Add a light blue/green alcohol marker to the furthest away hill.  Add a line on the next hill to create the appearance of 2 hills.

Sentiment:

Die cut the Merry Christmas Curled Script from the darkest blu from the Stormy Blue pad.

Assembly:

Take a white 5"x7" card. Ink blend the top with Distress Oxide Stormy Sky.  Splatter with water and white acrylic paint to create the appearance of snow.  Adhere the pond to the lower center of the card.  Adhere the snow banks on top of the pond. Add the trees to the upper snow banks.  Trim off the upper trees.  Adhere the sentiment to the lower left side of the card.  Adhere the skates to the lower right side of the card.

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09/20/2022

Tue 20

Peace on Earth
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a holiday card featuring some of the newly released 2022 Holiday products!  For my card today I used:

Forest Path 94702

Layered Birds 94684

and the Sweet Christmas stamp set CL5283

Here's a closer look at my card:

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To make my card I started by cutting the Forest Path die from some white card stock and then I colored the trees with alcohol markers.  I ink blended the snow line with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink and a dauber and then on a separate piece of white card stock I ink blended Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink on the top half for the sky behind the trees.  I added the Forest Path panel to the inked card with liquid glue.

Next I cut the Layered Birds from white card stock and a 2nd piece of white card stock that I colored with dark red alcohol markers.  I pieced the red and white parts of the bird together with liquid glue. and added them to the trees.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Christmas stamp set in red on the right side of the snowy field and then took Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and added snow to the sky, a little on some trees and then along the path on both sides.  When you heat it up, it puffs up much like a Marvy snow pen.  Either of those would work to create some puffy snow it you'd like to add that to your card.

Here's one last look at my card:

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I really like how this turned out and had so much fun creating with the new release products.  Be sure to check them all out HERE.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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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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09/02/2022

Fri 02

Location, Location, Location by Jean Okimoto

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Congrats to the winners of the August Yellow Card Challenge!  Here's some inspiration for September's Falling for Fall Challenge.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more new designs from our Fall '22 Collection.

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It's like a Halloween Street of Dreams here  - with a trio of home designs to chose from.  Cut the new Rickety House and fence from the pale gray Earth Neutrals 6x6 Collection.  Cut just the house portion from the Creepy Cabin die from black cardstock.  Cut the house and part of the ground of the Haunted House Dome Layer from the brown 6x6 in the Earth Neutrals Collection.

Attach little pieces of the cream 6x6 from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad  behind the doors and windows of the three houses.

Cut the new Woodgrain Tree Trunk from a brown Earth Neutrals 6x6.

The Haunted Entrance Dome Layer die set includes great holiday icons.  Cut the ghosts from heavy white cardstock.  Cut the bats from a Black Glossy 8.5x11 sheet.

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Attach the diecuts to an orange A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  

It's always fun to mix and match old and new items.  There are so many ways to combine classic favorite Halloween designs - have fun designing your Halloween cards, tags, treat wrappers,  layouts and  deccor.  

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you again next week!

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08/19/2022

Fri 19

Distressed, Glossy and Ghosty by Jean Okimoto

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Add distressed spookyness to the trees from the new Ghosts in the Forest set.  The friendly ghosts and a glossy black Rickety House create a fun Halloween scene.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a fall design that's easy - and fun!

Pressure emboss the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the Ghosts in the Forest trees.  Place the diecut on a smooth, hard surface and brayer Onyx Black VersaFine over the raised sections - including some of the surrounding areas.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Once it's cooled, diecut it.  This techique lets you keep a little bit of the original cardstock color along the edges of each section.

Trim it with the 3-½" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut a dark orange 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Collection with the same die.  Attach the orange diecut behind the trees.

Cut the ghosts from heavy white cardstock.  Attach black cardstock scraps behind them for the facial features.

Cut Rickety House from Glossy Black Paper.  Attach scraps of yellow cardstock - from the Sunny Orange Collection - behind the windows.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded black A2 card - use foamdots for the ghosts.  Add dark amber Fairy Crystals.

Hope you're liking the fall and Halloween ideas from our Fall 2022 Collection.  They're perfect for mixing and matching and combining with seasonal designs from last year's Halloween release.

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

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01/18/2022

Tue 18

Snowy Big Bear Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter hugs with a plush felt polar bear, a snowy background and Berry Red heart garlands.  It can be a Valentine card - for anyone, any age.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here turning favorite fall and winter dies into heartfelt greetings for the special people in your life.

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Diecut layers of white, red and Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape on a dark gray background create a dimensional forest scene.  Cut Snowglobe Backer from white cardstock.  Cut Heart Streamer Globe from a red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut Winter Wood Done Layer from white cardstock.

Attach Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape to the Earth Neutral dark gray 6x6. Save the outer diecut for another project - we're using the inner offcut (inside offcut?) here.

Trim the globe and dome dies just below the first scoreline at the base.  Attach the diecuts in the order show above.  Tie the layers together with silver cord and curl the ends using the edge of a bonefolder or a plastic burnishing tool.  Follow the curve of the cord for best results.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white felt. It stablizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the bear from the Snowglobe Backer set.  Define the eyes with a very fine-tipped screwpunch.  Attach black cardstock behind the face for the eyes and nose.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from pale gray cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the BIG Hugs die using the embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine. Cut the greeting from a red 6x6 in the Festive Glitter Pad.  Assemble the layered greeting.

Attach adhesive label paper to red felt and diecut a heart with the 5-heart die included in the Heart Streamer Globe set.  Attach it to the bear.

Attach the diecuts to a pale gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add clear Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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If polar bears aren't common in your neighborhood - add a pair of lovebirds to your card instead.  Or a puppy!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have a great weekend!

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11/16/2021

Tue 16

Holiday Sleigh Ride by Jean Okimoto

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Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to cream felt and diecut the horse from the new Horse and Sleigh set.  The paper backing stabilizes and felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Wrap red crochet thread or floss around the horse's neck and tie a knot.  Tie another knot about 2" away - it'll be hidden by the front of the sleigh when the card is assembled.

Cut the tree layers - from the new Snowman House Frame - from the green 6x6 in the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Assemble the tree and create a trunk with a small section of a flat toothpick.

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Highlight the texture of the Kraft Woodgrain Paper (it's actually cardstock) with Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance and an ink pod.  The pod skims the surface of the woodgrain cardstock and emphasizes the design.  Dry the ink and diecut the sleigh.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die and attach it to a side-folded cream A2 card. 

Attach the horse.  Adhere the knotted floss with a drop of glue.  Attach the tree and sleigh - use foamtape for the top tree layer.  Add the translucent white Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.

Cut an A2-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Christmas seems to arrive earlier and earlier each year!  Hope you're enjoying - and being inspired by - our Design Team's holiday projects.  

Thanks for visiting!

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