482 posts categorized "Tutorial"

03/06/2021

Sat 06

Slimline Flowers and Friendships by Jean Okimoto

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Surprise a special friend and celebrate a lasting friendship with a flowery slimine card.  The Slim Diagonal Collage creates a subtle, dimensional background and a nice contrast to the bold flowers.  Hi, Jean Okimoto - and yes, it's another slimline card!  I love how slimlines provide a lot of the whitespace to balance large design elements and bright colors.

Stamp the floral design from the All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set on smooth white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Sponge the stamped image with Distress Oxides - picked raspberry, worn lipstick, wild honey, twisted citron and mowed lawn.  Dry the inks, then cut it with the coordinating die.

Stamp the greeting on ivory cardstock with Onyx Black and dry the ink. Cut the greeting circle with the 2" Circle Basics die.  Blend the green inks on a scrap of white cardstock and cut another 2" circle. Attach the green circle - offset to the right - behind the greeting.

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Trim a sheet of ivory cardstock to 8-½" tall x 7-½" wide.  Save the remaining 8-½" x 3-½" piece for the back panel.  Score the 7-½" wide piece at ¾" and 4-¼".  Fold and crease the cardstock on the scored lines.

Unfold the cardstock and cut Slim Diagonal Collage about 1" to the right of the ¾" scoreline - run the die through the machine lengthwise.  

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Assemble the card - attach the ¾" folded section behind the 3-½" x 8-½" panel to for the back of the card.  Fold the remaining section to the inside and attach it with narrow strips of foamtape about ¼" away from the diagonal cutouts.  Foamtape adds shadows and dimension.

Attach the stamped pieces.  Add ¼" dots punched from the yellow-orange Frosted Glitter sheet.

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There are two floral clear stamps and matching dies in the All the Happiness set.  Create a similar design with the other stamp and die.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you like slimline cards too!

Jeansignature-3

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03/04/2021

Thu 04

Send Special Hugs with Dreamy Freesia by Jean Okimoto

 

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Let the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers eliminate guessing and measuring to create perfectly-proportioned design elements for your projects.  They're great for backgrounds and layering on stylish slimline cards.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with another Madras Plaid and wildflower design from our Spring Collection.

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Cut the layering strips with the Slim Basic Rectangle Layers - from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet Collection (1-⅛" x 6-⅛"*), watercolored and gold-spritzed paper (1-⅜" x 6-⅜") and from the Twilight Purple Collection  (⅝" x 5-½").  *Use the entire sheet - including the extra amount at the top - for the 6-⅛" strip.

Cut Dreamy Freesia from the yellow-green sheet in the 6x6 Lush Green Collection.  

Stamp the greeting on white cardstock with Electric Purple Radiant Neon.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Add ¼" dots punched from the purple Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.

MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxDreamyFreesia, MemoryBoxAllTheHappinessClearStampandDieSet, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidBlueAndViolet6x6, MemoryBoxLushGreenCollection, MemoryBoxTwilightPurpleCollection, MemoryBoxFrostedGlitterPack, MemoryBoxOpenStudioGlitterGlue, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection,MemoryBoxCo, JeanOkimoto, DiecutFlowers, PlaidCards, SlimlineCards, RadiantNeons, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Memory Box 6x6 Spring Collection plaids are designed to coordinate with many of the 108 shades in our 9 new 110# cardstock gradient color collections.  It's so easy to quickly select the right colors for your cards, layouts and mixed-media projects.  Plaids + wildflowers are my new favorite combination!

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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02/28/2021

Sun 28

Look for Rainbows Slimline Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello, it's Angie here today with some of the new 2021 Spring dies, stamps and papers from Memory Box!  This latest release not only has some amazing new large stamp sets and beautiful dies, it also has the newest product - 6" X 6" card stock pads in the most amazing solid coordinating colors!  My card showcases several of the gorgeous colors available in these new pads of card st0ck.

I used several new dies, new paper and a new stamp set, along with a few previously released dies too. 

 Here's a video showing how I made this card:

1)  The rainbows were made with the new "Arch Collage" die and five of the new 6" x 6" solid color paper pads.  I first used the arch die on seven colors of card stock.  Next I cut the arches from a slimline white panel, adding a white backing panel to it, so I could paper pieced the strips into the negative space on both rainbows.

I also used several of the newly released slimline dies.  I love to make slimline cards and these dies make it so easy to do.

2)  The white panels were cut with the new "Wrapped Slim Stitched" rectangle dies and the black panel was cut with one of the new "Slim Basic Rectangle Layers" die.  This die set has so many sizes to create layers of any size on your slimline creations.

3)  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black card stock and it is from the "Joyful Moments" clear stamp set.  I die cut it with the smallest die in the "Wrapped Stitched Rectangle" die set.

4)  The hearts were cut from the same pink paper with the "Sprinkle Heart Collage" die and placed on the card front.

5)  Lastly I added the card to the card base (which was 3.5" x 8.5") and added lots of shimmer pen to all the hearts and all the arched colored pieces.  It's hard to see the shine but in person, it just glistens!

Here's one more look:

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I hope you have a chance to stop by the Memory Box website to see all the wonderful new products.  This release is one of my favorites ever!  

The video above of the making of this card is also on my YouTube channel if you would like to see it, click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to stop by every day this week to see the new products featured by the design team!

Angiesignature

 

 

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02/27/2021

Sat 27

Joyful Moments with Fresh Flowers and Madras Plaid by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid, MemoryBoxJoyfulMomentsClearStamps, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers,  MemoryBoxFrostedGlitterPad, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6Collection, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6Collection, MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxPolishedFoil, MemoryBoxFrostedGlitterPad, JeanOkimoto, FlowerDiecuts, PlaidCards, SlimlineCards, SlimlineDiecuts, HandmadeCards, Papercrafting, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Dies and papers from the Spring Collection make it easy to create fresh cards for every occasion.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another flowers+plaid idea.  The colors Dave chose for the Spring Plaid, Madras Plaid Coral+Green and Madras Plaid Blue+Violet offer so many design options for spring and summer projects.

MemoryBoxMadrasPlaidCoralAndGreen, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, JeanOkimoto, PlaidCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

To remove the green plaid sheet carefully from the pack...place the open pack on a hard surface and press firmly along the center line to loosen the sheet,  then carefully pull it out.  The 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" die from the new Slim Basic Rectangle Layers fits perfectly if you include the extra length at the top.

Cut the green sheet from the 6x6 Lush Green Collection with the narrowest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  

Cut two sets of Layered Fresh Flowers from the two shades of the darkest yellow sheets in the 6x6 Sunny Orange Collection. Cut two of the  starburst-style centers from the gold 6x6 Polished Foil pack sheet.  

Cut a 1" x 4-½" strip of the yellow Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut it with the 1-¾" Circle Basics die.  Cut a green circle for an offset layer behind the greeting.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Punch ¼" circles of the green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.

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Thanks for all of your Instagram likes and comments for the coral plaid and Seed Stems version of this basic design.  Mix and match - or contrast - the different colors and plaids in our Spring Collection with the new floral dies.  Add the sparkle of glitter and shimmery Polished Foil highlights too!

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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02/25/2021

Thu 25

Crystal Corner and Layered Cosmos by Jean Okimoto

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Brighten a winter day with a paper-pieced Crystal Corner and a pair of Layered Cosmos - diecut from the new 6x6 Color Wheel Collections. There are 108 beautiful colors to chose from - all on 110# cardstock for stamping, diecutting and layering.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a flowery-bright Spring Collection design.

MemoryBoxCrystalCorner, MemoryBoxLayeredCosmos, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, MemoryBoxPolishedFoilPaperPack, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6Pack, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6Pack, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6Pack, FlowerDieccuts,DiecutFlowers, CrystalDiecuts, DiecutCrystal, HandmadeCards, Papercrafting, JeanOkimoto, VersaFineClair, 6x6Papers, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Cut white cardstock with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Prep Crystal Corner by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the little pieces, then cut the rectangle. Splatter the rectangle with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  You won't really notice the gold at first, but it adds shimmery sparkles to any background.

Cut the darker gold sheet from the Polished Foil Pad with Crystal Corner.

Cut the rectangle with Crystal Corner. Cut the pink, violet and orange 6x6 sheets  - from the Berry Red, Vibrant Violet and Sunny Orange Collections - with Crystal Corner.  Try to keep the offcuts in the Crystal Corner diecuts so it'll be easier to paper-piece later.

Attach Diecut 'n Bond or ScorTape behind the entire Crystal Corner cutout on the white rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to a top-folded A-2 card with additional tape.  Starting with the 3 corners place the gold diecut carefully in the cutout.  Add the pink, orange and violet pieces.

Cut two sets of Layered Cosmos from the lavender sheet in the Vibrant Violet Collection.  Cut the flower center from the violet cardstock used for the Crystal Corner.  Punch a ¼" circle of the violet cardstock, place it in the flower center and cut a smaller textured center circle for the small flower.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Summertime VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set it, then cut it with the set's coordinating die.

Attach the diecuts to the card - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Try different color combinations for the Crystal Corner and flowers.  I think you'll be surprised at how the Polished Foil Pad's gold unifies the colors and makes them pop against the white card.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...

Jeansignature-3
 

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02/21/2021

Sun 21

Butterflies and Brighter Days by Jean Okimoto

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Have you entered our February Pretty Purples Challenge?  

Here's a Spring Collection card with a mix of purples ranging from soft lavenders to bright violets, and everything in between.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a new collage die and two butterfly sets that just couldn't wait for warmer weather.

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Cut an 8-⅝" x 7-¼" piece of white cardstock.  Prep the new Slim Diagonal Collage by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the little pieces.  Cut the cardstock with the Slim gDiagonal Collage.  Score and fold the cardstock at 3-⅝" for a slimline card.

Cut an 8-½" x 3-¼ piece of white cardstock.  Center it (temporarily) under the collage cutout and lightly pencil-mark the corners of the collage.  Attach Cornelia Violet 1" Washi Tape to cover slightly beyond the pencil marks.  Attach the rectangle behind the cardfront.

Cut the detailed Sylvan Buttterfly and Glade Butterfly from the Frosted Glitter Pad violet sheet.  Cut the solid Sylvan and Glade butterflies from scraps of ink-blended cardstock.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - on the pale lavender dotted Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots 6x6 sheet with Imagine Crafts Neon Purple.  Heat-set the ink.

Punch ¼" dots of the purple Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Attach the greeting, then add the butterflies using foamtape.  

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The Slim Diagonal Collage looks great over anything - tiny prints, solid colors, watercolors or abstract backgrounds.  It multi-tasks for embossing and stenciling too.

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

Jeansignature-3

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02/18/2021

Thu 18

Sideways Over the Rainbow by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxArchedCollage, MemoryBoxThankYouPoshScript, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxGracefulGardenGlitterPad, MemoryBoxStitchedRainBoots, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6Pack, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6Pad, MemoryBoxFreshAqua6x6Pad, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6Pad, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, JeanOkimoto, WordDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, CollageCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

The new Arched Collage and Color Wheel 6x6's create a perfect rainbow - like on Michelle's Rainbow Shaker card.  Or add a watercolored Wrapped Stitched Rectangle, Color Wheel 6x6's bright pastels, and Graceful Garden glitter diecuts for a totally different look.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to take advantage of these great dies and papers from our 2021 Spring Collection.

MemoryBoxArchedCollage, MemoryBoxThankYouPoshScript, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxGracefulGardenGlitterPad, MemoryBoxStitchedRainBoots, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6Pack, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6Pad, MemoryBoxFreshAqua6x6Pad, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6Pad, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, JeanOkimoto, WordDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, CollageCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Cut watercolored paper with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with Arched Collage.  Save the offcuts for another project.

Cut 3" strips of the Color Wheel cardstock in different widths (from left to right) - 1-¼", 1", ¾", 1", 1". They're from these sets - Twilight Purple, Vibrant Violet, Sunny Orange and Fresh Aqua.

Tape them together to keep them intact, then attach them behind the Arched Collage.  There are 9 Color Wheel 6x6 Sets - a total of 108 beautiful colors!  Use your favorite shades (or the recipient's) and vary the widths for different looks.  Or stack the colors vertically, like a real rainbow.

Cut a white Thank You Posh Script background.  Cut the delicate top layer from the pink Graceful Garden Glitter Pad sheet.  

Cut Stitched Rain Boots (a classic favorite for many years) and punch ¼" dots from the glitter sheet too.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for boot on the right.

MemoryBoxArchedCollage, MemoryBoxThankYouPoshScript, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxGracefulGardenGlitterPad, MemoryBoxStitchedRainBoots, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6Pack, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6Pad, MemoryBoxFreshAqua6x6Pad, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6Pad, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, JeanOkimoto, WordDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, CollageCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Slimline cards are always a nice surprise in the mail.  The envelopes look like plain everyday mail - finding your handcrafted card inside makes it extra-special!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and safe.  See you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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02/14/2021

Sun 14

Bunny Hugs for a Snowy Weekend by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxFreshGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, BunnyDiecuts, PlaidPapers, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAmdCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone celebrating today!  Decisions, decisions...should I design another Valentine, a "let it snow," or a Bunny Face card for today's post?  Bunny Face won - it's too irresistible to wait for spring.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a sunny-bright card on a snowy Seattle weekend.

I used a ton of new Spring Collection designs and colors - they (amazingly) all fit onto one slimline card.  Dave's always designed great dies, stamps and 6x6's - now the introduction of 9 Color Wheel paper sets makes it even easier to create cards. They'll add bright splashes of color to my card kits for Impress and Stamps+Memories too. 

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxFreshGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, BunnyDiecuts, PlaidPapers, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAmdCrafts, StampsAndMemories

We have Spring Plaid Slim papers too - 65#, double-sided, with gold highlights on one side.  Cut a sheet of it with the new Slim Basic Rectangle Layers 2.2" x 7.2" die.  It's great to have this slim set for perfect layers - wonky handcut rectangles are too obvious on slim cards!

Cut the Wooden Alpha letters from the Twilight Purple Color Wheel sheet - run the dies through the machine with the grain (lengthwise) for great results.  

Cut Layered Daisies from the Sunny Orange (2 yellow shades) and Fresh Green Color Wheel sheets. 

Cut Bunny Face from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Cut the ear sections from the pink Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad sheet.  Glue a tiny scrap of pink behind the nose section.  Cut the month/nose section again from the purple sheet and attach it behind the face for a slightly offset shadow effect.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white with Neon Purple.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the stamp set's die and trim it to 1-¼".

Attach everything to a white slimline card - use foamtape for the greeting.

MemoryBoxBunnyFace, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxFreshGreen6x6, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, BunnyDiecuts, PlaidPapers, SlimlineCards, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAmdCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Thanks for visiting...hope you're enjoying the new collection as much as we are!

Jeansignature-3

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02/11/2021

Thu 11

Slimline Seed Stems and a Wrapped Stitched Rectangle by Jean Okimoto

 

MemoryBoxSeedStems, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxFrostedGlitterPad, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, FlowerDies, PlaidPapers, DiecutFlowers, MementoLuxe, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories 

Tall and slim (wishful thinking!) is easy with the new slimline dies from the 2021 Spring Collection.  The 5-piece set of Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles adds a casual, artsy look when you need a simple accent strip to balance the main design elements.  The 13-piece Slim Basic Rectangle Layers is great for cutting the new plaids - and anything else requiring the right proportions for slimline cards.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline card featuring our newest 6x6 papers and the delicate Seed Stems set. Gardens may be resting - or covered in snow - right now, but we have a new collection of dies and Color Wheel cardstock 6x6's to create pretty floral cards for any occasion. 

MemoryBoxSeedStems, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxFrostedGlitterPad, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, FlowerDies, PlaidPapers, DiecutFlowers, MementoLuxe, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Cut the 6x6 Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet with the 6.4" x 1.4" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut it  vertically to include a bit of extra paper at the top edge near the punched hole.  

Cut the coral sheet from the Berry Red 6x6 Color Wheel set with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.

Cut a 1" x 4-½" strip of Open Studio Watercolor Paper - mine was from a stash of paper brayered and sponged with orange, pink and coral inks.  

Cut the delicate, airy new Seed Stems from white cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Big and Little Reverse Words clear stamp and die set - on white cardstock with Morocco Memento Luxe.  Heat-set the ink, let it cool, then cut it with the greeting strip die included in the stamp set.  No wonky-trimming here!

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add ¼" dots punched from the yellow Graceful Garden Glitter Pad sheet. MemoryBoxSeedStems, MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRectangleLayers, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxFrostedGlitterPad, MemoryBoxBigAndLittleReverseWordsClearStampAndDieSet, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, FlowerDies, PlaidPapers, DiecutFlowers, MementoLuxe, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Hope you're enjoying the 2021 Spring Collection designs we're sharing.  Be sure your favorite online stores and independent retailers have this great release!  

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

Jeansignature-3

 

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Thu 11

Just Add Plaid by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBrightHearts, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxHolidayGlitterPad, HeartDiecuts, GlobeDiecuts, Plaidy6x6, WoodgrainDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Madras Plaid, Heart Streamer Globe and bold Wooden Alphas create an easy way to design a quick guy card for the 14th.  Loving the new dies, plaids and Color Wheel 6x6 cardstock sets from our 2021 Spring Collection!  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with one of many cards featuring this wonderful release of dies, papers, stamps and an embossing folder too.  There are so many great designs and colors to chose from I didn't know where to start.  It includes nine 6x6 110# cardstock sets of beautiful colors - every color you'll ever need!  The packs are named Berry Red, Sunny Orange, Lush Green, Fresh Aqua, Ocean Blue, Stormy Blue, Vibrant Violet, Twilight Purple and Earth Neutral.

MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBrightHearts, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxHolidayGlitterPad, HeartDiecuts, GlobeDiecuts, Plaidy6x6, WoodgrainDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Cut Heart Streamer Globe from Berry Red's dark red 6x6 sheet.  Cut the Madras Plaid Coral and Green background with a Nested Globe die.  Cut one large and two smaller Bright Hearts from the red Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

Cut Wooden Alpha's XOXO from Sunny Orange's pale yellow 6x6 sheet.  Cut the letters again from the dark red sheet.

Attach everything to a cream A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  

MemoryBox2021SpringCollection, MemoryBoxWoodenAlpha, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxBrightHearts, MemoryBoxMadrasPlaid6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxColorWheel6x6, MemoryBoxHolidayGlitterPad, HeartDiecuts, GlobeDiecuts, Plaidy6x6, WoodgrainDiecuts, AlphabetDiecuts, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemories

Let the dies and papers do the work for you when the holiday - or occasion - is almost here. It's easy to coordinate elements and colors when everything is as well-designed as the 2021 Spring Collection is!  It's also easy to have a totally different look with different color combos like peach/pink, bright red/gray or fuchsia/pale pink. Choose the receipient's favorite colors and create a card just for them!

Thanks for visiting - see you again this afternoon with a slimline design from our latest collection...

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