305 posts categorized "Tutorial"

02/21/2019

Thu 21

New Cottage Flower Circle Frame and Bold Friendly Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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The new Cottage Flower Circle Frame is ready for spring...and so are we!  It's fresh, delicate and perfect when you need a quick card.  Finish it off with  a message and dotted strip from the Bold Friendly Greetings Clear Stamp Set.  

Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a simple design for any occasion.  Add a dimensional look to your cards by pressure-embossing the delicate dies, then topping it with the diecut.  

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Cut textured white cardstock with the 4" Circle Basics die.  

Separate the frame and the blossom stem of the Cottage Flower Circle Frame.  Pressure-emboss the frame onto the circle diecut.  

Cut the frame from smooth white cardstock.

Here's a tip to make it easy to attach the diecut frame to the embossed frame.  Just add  tiny dots of glue to the soon-to-be-hidden sections of the the embossed  frame instead of the delicate diecut.  Press the delicate diecut onto the embossed frame.  

Stamp the dotted strip - from the greetings set - on white cardstock with Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme. Dry the ink,then trim it to about 4-½" long.

Stamp the greeting onto white cardstock with Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid.  Trim it with the 1" x 2-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  

Cut the blossom stem from green cardstock.  Attach pink felt to adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) and diecut just the flowers.  The adhesive backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through the fabicc.

Cut the small Simple Pot from silver cardstock.

Attach all of the pieces to a side-folded 5-¼" square card - use foam dots for the greeting.

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Very big thanks to everyone from Monday's SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress!  I appreciate how so many of you drove and/or ferried to Tukwila  after days of snow, ice and slush.  Thanks also to everyone who helped shovel your driveway so you could get to Tukwila.  And thanks to Ann and Shari for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets with the new Spring Collection.   See you again at this Saturday's BIRCH PRESS GREETINGS Class at Impress!

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02/16/2019

Sat 16

New Stained Glass Rose Frame and Springtime Typewriter Sentiments by Jean Okimoto

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Brighten a winter day with the new Stained Glass Rose Circle Frame and a little note.  The greeting is from the new Springtime Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.   Hello and happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with more designs from our 2019 Spring Collection of dies and stamps.

There are many ways to use this delicately-pretty new frame.  Circles are an easy way to add a bright background to each blossom.  The ¾" circles aren't a perfect fit - but I think they add a cool, quirky pop of color.  Hope you agree!

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Sponge the smoother side of watercolor paper with Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid, Pearlescent Orange and Rocket Red Gold.  Cut ¾" circles with a Circle Basics die - cut a few extras so you can chose the perfect colors.

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You could glue the circles behind each delicate rose...that would take more time and patience than I have.  Here's an easier way - pressure-emboss Stained Glass Rose Circle Frame directly onto a side-folded A-2 card of white textured cardstock. The embossing shows exactly where the roses are - and adds shadowy extra dimension.  

Glue the circles onto the embossed roses - then attach the white diecut frame over the circles.  Adhere the leaves and a few spots on the frame.  You won't need any glue behind the delicate rose diecuts.

Stamp the greeting - from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments set - on a scrap of sponged watercolor paper with VersaFine Clair Pinecone.  Use a light touch when stamping - the pearlescent inks can be a little slippery.  Heat-set the ink and trim the greeting with the ½" x 1-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it with foam dots.

Add pale pink gem stickers.

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Hope our Spring Collection has arrived at your favorite retailer.  It's in stock and waiting for you at Impress!  Spring will be here soon - I hope.

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for the SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress on February 18th, Presidents Day.  Create cards with the latest release, favorites from the stash - and designs from Birch Press and Poppystamps too.  Please call the store at 206 901.9101 to reserve a seat if you can join us.  

Thanks for visiting...enjoy your weekend!

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02/14/2019

Thu 14

Sending Hugs with the New Happy Octopus by Jean Okimoto

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Let's celebrate Valentine's Day by meeting the new Happy Octopus die set - and matching him up with some favorites from our Valentine's Collection.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many wonderful new dies from our Spring Collection.  I think he's perfect for the transition from one great release to the next.  

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Cut the main section of the octopus from gray cardstock and attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eyes.  Cut two more of the octopus from black cardstock and layer them for dimension.

Cut two sets of tentacles from gray cardstock.

Paint watercolor paper with turquoise and green dye inks.  Airdry it, then spritz it with Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Heat-set it.  Cut it with the ring and waves.  Cut another set from black cardstock.

Attach the octopus and two tentacles to the waves.  Slip the bottoms of the six tentacles in the foreground through the wave slots and tape the ends on the back.

Layer the black diecuts behind the watercolored pieces to add dimension and highlight the details on both pieces.

Cut four hearts of glittered red cardstock with Heart Board.

Cutting Sending Jotted Script from gray and white cardstock.  Leave the tiny dot over the "i" in the die until you're ready to attach it.

Prep gray cardstock with anti-static powder.  Stamps "hugs" - from the Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - with VersaMark.  Emboss it with detail white powder.

Attach the pieces to a top-folded white A-2 card.

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I think you'll love the new Spring Collection.  It's filled with butterflies, flowers, Easter icons and nautical designs - and three must-have greetings stamp sets.  We're looking forward to sharing our new designs and ideas with you!

Thanks for visiting...

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02/06/2019

Wed 06

Glittered Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame with Best Life Typewriter Sentiments by Jean Okimoto

 

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Glitter a Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame and brighten a cold winter day for a special friend or family member.  Heart dies don't need to be tucked away once  your Valentines are done.  Life happens...send a thoughtful, unexpected card to make someone smile.

Hi there - Jean Okimoto here with another reason you'll want the Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame.   Use it throughout the year for weddings, anniversaries and baby cards too.  

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Cut the delicate heart frame from dark gray cardstock.  Cut hearts from a portion of a Peony Notecard and Coral Creme cardstock.  Cut the 2" inner circle from the light gray cardstock you'll use for the card.

Attach Scor-Tape to a 4" square of light gray cardstock.  Cut it with the large outer frame.  Remove and save the tape liner.  Press the delicate heart frame onto the adhesive - offset to the right.  Press the light gray 2" circle onto the center.  

Press the Peony and Coral Creme hearts onto the adhesive.  Use the saved tapeliner as a press cloth to secure the diecuts.  Brush ultrafine iridescent glitter onto the remaining exposed adhesive.  Impress Sparkle Glitter is my favorite - we use a lot of it in classes too.  It makes everything look better!

Cut the little flowers from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the little hearts  from a scrap of the Peony Notecard.

Prep dark gray cardstock with the embossing powder tool.  Stamp the greeting - from the Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - with VersaMark.  Emboss it with detail white powder.

Cut an 11" x 4-¼" piece of light gray cardstock.  Score and crease it 4-¼" from one short end.  Create  the visual impact of a square card - without the extra postage.

Attach everything to the card - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add pale peach sequins - or clear sequins colored with a Sharpie.

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Hope you'll try this glitter-and-go design.  An adhesive-covered background is the fastest, foolproof way to attach delicate diecuts and add glitter at the same time.  

Thanks for stopping by...see you again tomorrow!

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02/03/2019

Sun 03

(Heart) Someone with Have a Heart Clear Stamps and You Jotted Script by Jean Okimoto

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A watercolored background sets the scene for a quick Valentine with Have a Heart Clear Stamps and You Jotted Script.  Splashy dots (splots?) of Starlite Silver and gem stickers balance the brightness and add a bit of sparkle.

Hi - Jean Okimoto here - hope you have a few minutes for one more Valentine card today.  

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Diecut smooth white cardstock with the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  It's my favorite go-to die for great backgrounds and layers.  I cut several rectangles to make a few extra backgrounds for future projects.

Press the vibrant inks of the Desert Heat Kaleidacolor inkpad onto a big acrylic stamp block.  Paint random,  overlapping  strips of diluted colors with a ¾" wide flat brush.   Air-dry the inks for a few minutes, then heat-set them from both sides to minimize curling.  If the dried cardstock is still a little wonky, place it between sheets of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine between the cutting plates.

Stamp the large solid heart -  from the Have a Heart Clear Stamp Set -  with Glamorous VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then stamp the lined heart (slightly offset) with Nocturne VersaFine Clair.  

Stamp the little dots from the Bird Sanctuary Clear Stamp Set with Starlite Black Brilliance.  Rotate the stamp, re-ink it  and stamp it again.  

Diecut You Jotted Script from white cardstock and charcoal glittered cardstock.

Attach everything to a top-folded white A-2 card.  Add silver gem stickers.

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Hope we've inspired you to create some very special Valentines  - and a few extra cards for other special moments throughout the  year.  

Enjoy the rest of the weekend  - see you again on Wednesday!

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01/31/2019

Thu 31

Sending Hugs with Have a Heart Clear Stamps and Dies by Jean Okimoto

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Create a row of happy hearts for someone special with the Have a Heart Clear Stamps and Dies.  Add a greeting with Sending Jotted Script and Best Life Typewriter Sentiments, then bling it with a glittery red heart and pale gold sequins .

Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with another Valentine design for you.  Here's a basic design that works in other colors too - try pale pink, fuchsia, peach or coral.  Or a combination of those pretty colors!

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Diecut two sets of the double-hearts from red cardstock.   Stamp the small solid heart from the Have a Heart set with Lightning Black Brilliance.  Stamp the small heavy-bordered heart with Nocturne VersaFine Clair.  

Stamp the other hearts with Nocturne, dry the ink, then cut them with the coordinating Have a Heart dies.  

Stamp "sending hugs" from the Best Life Typewriter Sentiments set with Nocturne.  Dry the ink, then diecut around the "hugs" section.  Cut a black cardstock heart with the slightly larger die.

Cut Sending Jotted Script from black and white cardstock.  Leave the tiny black dot over the "i" in the die till you're ready to attach it.  It has a tendency to vanish.

Cut a white cardstock background with the 5" x 3-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut a heart from red glittered craft foam.

Attach the diecuts to a white 4-½" x 6-¼" card.  Add pale gold sequins.

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It's hard to believe Valentine's Day is just two weeks away!  Hope you're loving the Valentine's 2019 Collection as much as we are.  There are so many ways to use these very versatile designs for February 14th - and throughout the year.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Saturday!

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01/26/2019

Sat 26

Heart Board, Love Jotted Script and Bright Hearts by Jean Okimoto

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Watercolor a Pinpoint Rectangle Layer, add a light mist of gold spritz - then emboss it with Heart Board.  Add a Cozy Mug, glittered hearts and a bit of love with the layered Love Jotted Script.  Hi and happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a bright design to warm a cold winter day.  

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Press the Berry Blaze Kaleidacolor inkpad onto a large acrylic block.  Paint watercolor paper with random, diluted layers of the vibrant inks.  Air-dry it, then spritz it with water.  Spritz it again with a light mist of Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Heat-set it - heat it from both sides to  minimize curling.

Cut it with the 3-⅛" x 2-⅛" Pinpoint Rectangle Layer

Pressure-emboss it with the new Heart Board - use the plates and mats recommended by your machine's manufacturer.  Here's the sequence I used on my Platinum - platform, die face-up, watercolor paper face-down, tan rubber embossing mat, purple embossing plate.

Cut pink glittered cardstock with a large heart from Bright Hearts and one each of the hearts from the Heart Board.

Cut a Cozy Mug from printed paper.  I used a bright contemporary leaf pattern from Shizen Design.  

Cut Love Jotted Script from a double layer of white cardstock and a portion of a Peony Notecard.  

Attach the diecuts to a 5-¼" square white card - use slivers of foam tape for the handle.

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It's easy to overlook pressure-embossing with our stash of Memory Box dies.  The dies - personally designed by Dave Brethauer and made in the USA - create beautiful textured backgrounds and accents.  They're also great for simple cards - just emboss the front of the card, add a quick note and it's done!

Thanks for visiting - enjoy your weekend, see you again on Thursday...

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01/24/2019

Thu 24

Neighborhood Heart Frame and Best Life Typewriter Sentiments by Jean Okimoto

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Add dimension with a pressure-embossed Neighborhood Heart Frame - then highlight it with diecut elements and a simple greeting.  Shiny bikes and sparkly hearts make it extra-bright!  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a versatile card for Valentine's Day -  or a special anniversary.

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Pressure-embossing is a great way to add a coordinating textured background for diecuts and greetings.  Use the plates and mats recommended for your machine.  Here's how I embossed the Neighborhood Heart Frame's square outer frame on my Platinum - 

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Begin with the die face-up on the platform.  Add the cardstock (cut to 4-¼" x 11") face-down. Use the rubber embossing mat and embossing plate instead of the cutting plates. Emboss the right side of a side-folded A-2 Kraft card.

Cut the inner heart from white cardstock.

Cut two of the little balloon hearts from red glittered cardstock and trim the bottoms.

Attach black and red duct tape to lightweight cardstock or scrapbook paper and cut two bikes.  I ran ran the die through the machine several times to cut completely through the tape.  The tape adds a glossy enameled look and really stands out against the neutral Kraft and white backgrounds.

Prep black cardstock with embossing powder tool. Stamp the greeting from the   Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamps with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.

Attach everything to the card -  use foam dots for the greeting.

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Get the most from your Memory Box frames  by pressure-embossing and diecutting.  There are so many great frames to chose from for holidays and everyday greetings!

Special thanks to everyone from last weekend's NEW FROM MEMORY BOX class at Impress!  And thanks for the great snacks and treats Jenny and Jan - you're spoiling us!  Thanks too - Ann, Lynne and Erin - for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.

Save the date - this Saturday, January 26th - for the special Valentine Event at both Impress stores. Enjoy inspiring samples, great displays, demos (from 10:00-12:00 noon*) and the latest collections of Valentine dies, stamps, papers and embellishments. *Be there for a chance to win prizes from 10:00-Noon too  - customers must be present to receive a prize.  Take your  wishlist of the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs  products you've been admiring - and have a great time shopping!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Saturday...

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01/17/2019

Thu 17

Heart Border Frame and Have a Heart Die Set by Jean Okimoto

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Create a glittery floating Heart Border Frame card for Valentine's Day, weddings or anniversaries - then add layered hearts from the Have a Heart Die Set.  Here's a quick and easy card that may look a bit complicated...but isn't.

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple way to adhere two delicate frames - and add glitter - with just a single square of tape.  The inner square of the outer frame (!) is filled with a square of tape.  The tape multi-tasks by attaching the layers...and creates a glittery background too.  

Cut both Heart Border Frames from white cardstock.  

Cover a 3-½" square of white cardstock with Scor-Tape or Couture Creations tape.  Cut it with the 3" Square Basics die.

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Carefully adhere the edges of the taped surface behind the large frame.  Attach the smaller frame diagonally.  Brush ultra-fine glitter onto the remaining exposed adhesive.  I've used Martha Stewart Crafts Amethyst Glitter from my stash here.

Cut two each of the three hearts from the Have a Heart Die Set.  Layer them for dimension.  Glue the stacked hearts to the background.  It takes a few minutes for the glue to set up.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-¼" square white card.  Add pink or lavender gem stickers.

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Hope you like hearts and glitter - and quick and easy cards like this!  Our latest release is filled with beautiful and versatile designs for Valentine's Day - and romantic celebrations throughout the year.  

Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's LOVE...SIMPLY STATED class at Impress!  It was great to see all of you again after the holiday break.  Thanks to Jenny for the great flavors of popcorn in those cute heart containers - and to Robin for her special granola Krispie bars.    Thanks Ann, Karen and Erin for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets.  

There are so many ways to use the latest Memory Box and Poppystamps designs - we're using again in the NEW FROM MEMORY BOX (and Poppystamps) class this weekend.  We're making 3 very Valentine cards - and three all-occasion cards  - with the latest and greatest dies and stamps.  If your Valentines are already done - chose a different greeting to create a thank you or thinking-of you card.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and enter our Valentine's 2019 Collection giveaway.    We're at memoryboxco -  and we're giving away great prizes from our new release this week.

Thanks for stopping by...

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01/10/2019

Thu 10

Valentine’s 2019 Blog Blitz Giveaway…Have a Heart Clear Stamp Set by Jean Okimoto

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It's Day #4 of our Blog Blitz...here's a very Valentine design featuring the new Have a Heart Clear Stamp Set and a sweet greeting from the Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a simple stamped hearts card for your favorite sweetie.

Have a Heart Clear Stamps - and its coordinating die set - make it easy to mix, match and layer the design elements.  Use basic colors or a rainbow of pastels, then add a dash of metallic ink, glitter and gem stickers. 

Cut smooth white cardstock with the 4" x 2-¾" Rectangle Basics die.

Stamp the red images with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red.  Air-dry the ink for a few minutes.

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Here's the diagonal  technique I recommend in classes for very precise stamping.  Attach the stamp diagonally for better visibility  - it keeps  your fingers off to the side instead of directly over (and covering) the stamp.  This also eliminates the distracting top edge of the block and lets you "point" the stamp exactly where you want it.  

Stamp the vertical and horizontal lines over the big solid heart with Brilliance Lightning Black.  Stamp the solid outline over the lines.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Best Life Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - and the small hearts.  Dry the inks.

Cut a ¾" x 3-¼" strip of black glitter paper.  Cut a ¾" x 3-¾" strip of red Wax Lips cardstock.  

Attach everything to a side-folded A-2 card of Rock Candy cardstock.  Add red gem stickers.

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Want a chance to win this great set of heart stamps?  Leave a comment on this post before Sunday, January 13th at 11:59pm EST.  One person will  be randomly selected to win the Have a Heart Clear Stamp Set.    All the winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog at 6pm EST on Monday, January 14th. Don't forget to visit the blog this week for more chances to win.  Good luck!

If you're in the Seattle area and want a few more Valentine ideas - join us for the LOVE...SIMPLY STATED class at Impress on Saturday January 12th.  We're making 5 cards and a sweet little candy wrapper.  Fold a simple freeform origami heart on beautiful Shizen Design screenprinted paper.  Add great inks, glitter and sequins to your cards and make them extra-special.

Thanks for visiting...join us again tomorrow for Donna's cool design, and another chance to win a great prize from the Valentine's 2019 Collection!

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