691 posts categorized "Embellishments"

01/03/2023

Tue 03

LOVE YOU more than chocolate by Jean Okimoto

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Happy 2023! Here's to a fresh new year - and new designs to greet, celebrate, thank and remember special occasions and everyday moments.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an improvised Valentine candy box idea - and timesaving shortcuts for special greetings.

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Here's the rest of the greeting - using Poppystamps' versatile Poetic Lowercase Alphabet.  Let's do the card front first...

Cut the Christmas Jolly red/black/gold plaid with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Die.  We're using just the simple inner heart - the stitching details create a separate outline.  Cut a dark red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection too.

Cut two of the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers from the bright red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Tape the slim strips perpendicular to each other and trim the ends with the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Die.  Cut the Poppystamps Grosgrain Bow from the red mirror cardstock too.  

Stack the heart diecuts with the bottom layer offset to the right to resemble a heart-shaped candy box.  Attach the red strips and grosgrain bow. 

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Cut light kraft cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Love You Gallery Script background.  Attach narrow strips of doublestick tape behind the greetings cutout. Three narrow strips vs. a solid block of tape provides some wiggle-room to adjust the delicate word outline and letters.

Cut the detailed Love You Gallery Script from light Kraft cardstock - save the inner letters for another project.  Cut it again from a bright red Berry Red 6x6 - save the outline for another project.

Attach the light Kraft outlines to the taped background, then add the red letters and hearts.  It's quick and easy with doublestick tape!

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Attach the diecuts to a light Kraft slimline card - use foamtape to attach the heart candy box.  Add red Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle to cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Here's an easy way to diecut and attach the "more than chocolate" greeting.  Cut the entire set of Poppystamps Poetic Lower Case Alphabets from the same dark red cardstock used for the base of the heart candy box.  You'll have all of the letters you need - and many more for other greetings.

Attach Scor-Tape to light Kraft Cardstock and cut the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle.  Attach the letters to the Scor-Tape covered strip - save the tapeliner and use it to press the letters firmly onto the strip.  Spoon detail clear embossing powder over the strip, to cover the remaining exposed tape.  Tap the excess powder off.   Heat-emboss it.  The letters will be straight, even and securely attached.  Glue the greeting strip inside the card.

A lot of details and techniques here - hope you like the card!  Thanks for visiting...see you again on Friday!

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12/30/2022

Fri 30

Valentine For You with Heart Ring Stack
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple Valentine's Day card featuring two of the newly released dies:

"For You Posh Script" die 94709 and "Heart Ring Stack" die 94667

Here's a closer look at my card:

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To make my card I took a piece of watercolor paper that my art teacher, Cate Robbins, had used for testing watercolors. She gave me several panels that she didn't want to use so I plan to turn a lot of them into cards.  I cut the heart die from white twice, black once, and the watercolored panel once. I stacked the black and white outlines first, then added the watercolored pieced into the openings.

For the sentiment I cut it from white, black and the watercolor panel and stacked them. For the front of my card, I rounded the corners and then added score lines every 1/4" for some light texture. I added both die cut pieces to the front of the card, then added a few gold gems, also from Memory Box.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today! I had so much fun creating it. Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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12/27/2022

Tue 27

Bold, Bright Valentine Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Bold, bright cards for guys can be challenging.  The right Memory Box dies and papers make it easier than ever for Valentine's Day '23.  Hi, Jean Okimoto combining the new Memory Box Heart Ring Stack and the new Poppystamps Vintage Scalloped Heart set.  I love buying Poppystamps and Birch Press Design products to use for my class kits.

Cut white cardstock with the 6-⅜" x 1-⅜" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Heart Ring Stack.

Cut the red, black and gold-lined Christmas Jolly  plaid with the next-largest rectangle die.  The die is longer than the 6x6 plaid - but diecutting the plaid is easier than measuring and cutting it with a paper trimmer.  Why measure and handcut (and hope it's straight!) when it's faster to diecut?
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Cut the lined heart from the Poppystamps Vintage Scalloped Heart set from the bright red Rainbow Reflections 6x6. The scalloped die cuts a separate heart - it's a great set!  Cut the 5th heart of the Heart Ring Stack from the beautiful shimmery red 6x6 too.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - offset the Heart Ring Stack so bits of the plaid background create a dimensional look. Use foamtape for the large heart.

Prep white cardstock by brushing it with anti-static powder to eliminate stray specks of gold embossing powder.  Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamps - with VersaMark. Emboss it - heat the back of the cardstock for a few seconds, then finish it from the top to prevent scorching.  Attach the greeting.

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Add the light gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  As always, cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our design blog throughout the year!  Hope we've inspired and encouraged you to create unique cards to greet, celebrate, and remember the special people in your life.  

Special thanks too - to Dave and Monica Brethauer and everyone at Memory Box for the great designs that make it all possible.

And thanks to Ann, Shari and Roxanne and everyone who ordered my card kits from them.  And thanks for folllowing on Instagram - I appreciate your support and comments.

See you next year...

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12/25/2022

Sun 25

Heartfelt Holiday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Happy Holidays from Memory Box to everyone celebrating today!  

Hi, Jean Okimoto here  - transitioning between holidays on my final Christmas design of the year.  The new Cuppa Love die set joins a dark floral print from the Garland 6x6 set to send warm winter wishes.

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Cut Cuppa Love from cream cardstock.  Cut it again from dark brown cardstock and keep all of the offcuts except the heart and the piece inside the handle.  Attach the brown diecut and offcuts behind the cream diecut.  The die set includes solid shapes for the beverage surface and the front of the cup.  I wanted to add dimension so I stacked the pieces instead of paper-piecing them.

Cut the small inner heart from the red glittered Festive 6x6.

Select a section of the Garland floral print for the cup and cover it with a piece of packing tape to add a glossy finish - like a ceramic glaze.  (Details, details!)  Cut it with the solid cup die.  

Cut a red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  It cuts a solid heart - the double stitch pattern appears on the offcut outline.

Cut a ¾" x 5" strip of the green glittered Festive 6x6.  Cut a ¾" x 4-¼" strip of the medium-green 6x6 in the Lush Green collection.

Stamp the greeting - from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on cream cardstock with Satin Red VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.

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Attach the strips, diecuts and greeting to a top-folded light green A-2 card.  Add the lighter red Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Hope you've enjoyed the Christmas ideas from our Design Team.  We're getting ready for Valentine's Day and look forward to sharing more projects featuring our latest release!

Thanks for visiting...see you on Tuesday!

 

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12/23/2022

Fri 23

Double-Emboss the Blissful Heart by Jean Okimoto

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The new Blissful Heart Hot Foil Plate is a hardworking multi-tasker that's also perfect for embossing the beautiful botanical design.  It's double-embossed here - pressure-embossed, then heat-embossed to highlight the delicate details.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a slimline Valentine design for you.

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Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out.  Lightly spritz both sides of the heart 4 times - from about 12" away.  Let the paper absorb the water for about 30 seconds then place the smoother side of the heart onto the Blissful Heart Foil Plate and pressure-emboss it. Use the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

Place the embossed heart on a smooth, hard surface and use a brayer or the direct-to-paper technique to ink the entire design with picked raspberry Distress Oxides.  Quickly heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent Embossing Powder for a sparkly, glittery, glossy look.

Use a blending brush or sponge dauber to ink the edges of the heart with picked raspberry.  Sprinkle the embossing powder along the edges and heat-emboss it.

Cut the "love" portion of the Sending Love Daily Script from dark gray and bright pink cardstock - save the little pieces in the "ove."  Attach the greeting to the Blissful Heart with a liquid adhesive - I used the original Tacky Glue.

Cut bright pink cardstock with the 1-⅛" x 6-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die. Cut two strips of the silver 6x6 in the Delicate Pastel Mirror Pad with the smallest slim rectangle die.

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Attach the diecuts to a card of Creme Woodgrain cardstock (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the heart.  Add the lightest Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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

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12/21/2022

Wed 21

Luxe Peony Friendship Card by Jean Okimoto

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Let's combine the new Luxe Peony with a matching Garland Paper Pad 6x6 print on a floral friendship card for someone who loves flowers.  Hi, Jean Okimoto  here with a detailed design that's deceptively simple.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Wrapped Stitched Rectangle die.  Attach it to a side-folded white A2 card.  Your background is done!

Blend Distress Oxides on the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Colors used here are abandoned coral, picked raspberry and worn lipstick.  Spritz the paper with a light mist of water.  Air-dry it.  Spray it lightly with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz -  from about 12" away.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

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Cut it with the Luxe Peony set.  You can cut two peony sets from a sheet of Open Studio Watercolor Paper - save the extra pieces for another project.

We're borrowing the round dotted center from the Layered Fresh Flowers set.  It's cut from a yellow 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection.

Assemble the Luxe Peony - layering it over the picture on the die's envelope makes it quick and easy.  Or design a your own unique blossom!  Add the yellow center from the Layered Fresh Flowers set.

The Luxe Peony is self-layering - you don't need foam tape to add dimension. The layers  build their own natural dimension as they're adhered...no thinking required!

Cut the leaves - from the Luxe Peony set - from a Fresh Greens Collection 6x6.

Cut the new For You Post Script from a lighter Fresh Greens 6x6 - and from a scrap of the Garland 6x6 for a perfect match.

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Attach the diecuts to the background.  Add light gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardtock to protect the card front for mailing.

Special thanks to everyone who ordered my Winter Whites Class Kit from Impress here in Seattle and from Roxanne in Hawaii!  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Friday.  Be safe and keep warm if you're in snow country - keep cool if you're in sunny Hawaii!

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12/17/2022

Sat 17

Love You Blissful Heart
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  Today I am stretching the new Blissful Heart hot foil plate from the 2023 Valentine’s release to create a monochromatic Valentine’s/love card. 

Started by die cutting with the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart die from an A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) Berry Red paper panel.  Took that heart cutout and spritz each side twice with water before dry embossing it with the Blissful Heart hot foil plate through my die cutting machine following the machine’s recommendation.

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Hot foil plates are thicker than regular craft dies, so when dry embossed, it gives a deeper impression.  Next, ink blended Lumberjack Plaid distress ink to the raised areas to help the images show better.  Also added ink to the outside of the A2 panel.  Adhered the A2 panel onto a white card base to inlay the embossed heart back.  But due to the heart shrinking a bit from being dry embossed, another red heart was die cut out and inlaid into the space first.  Mounted the embossed heart on top.

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The Love You Posh Script sentiment was then die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  For some shine and even more dimension, covered it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a total of three times.  Added red Bright Jewels for a bit of sparkle to finish.

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This turned out differently (a lot redder) than what I pictured in my head. 😂   Oh well… that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day. 

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12/15/2022

Thu 15

Rings of Love by Jean Okimoto

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Thanks goodness Heart Ring Stack from our Valentines '23 Collection is perfect for a delayed post!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here.  Confusion, senior moments and cocker spaniel chemo issues led to today's afternoon post on a Thursday instead of Friday.  So happy we have great rescue dies for a quick project!

Blend pink inks on white cardstock - tapering off to a very light application at one end.  Spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Flatten curling cardstock by gently heat-setting it from both back and front sides.  Cut it with the 1-½" x 6-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Cut the new Heart Ring Stack from white cardstock.  Use the offcut outline as a stencil - blend Distress Oxide picked raspberry, abandoned coral and flamingo kitsch inks onto the rectangle.

Dry the inks and attach the Heart Ring Stack.

Cut part of the delicate new Love You Gallery Script from the light gold Majestic Hues Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the solid sections twice from white cardstock.  Assemble the greeting - offset the underlying white layer for dimension.

Cut a small heart from a scrap of the inked cardstock and attach it to the greeting. Add the greeting's gold heart to the Heart Ring Stack.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").   Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Thanks for visiting.  Keep warm...see you next week!

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12/13/2022

Tue 13

Lightly Layered Luxe Peony by Jean Okimoto

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Create a layered Luxe Peony card to brighten someone's day - especially a cold almost-winter day!  The Berry Red 6x6 Collection has the perfect array of pretty pinks to build a poufy peony.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple any-occasion card featuring our newest floral set.

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Cut Layered Peony from light, medium and dark shades of pink from the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the stem from a Lush Green Collection 6x6.  Assemble the flower - the multiple layers create their own natural dimension - you won't need to decide where and when to use foamtape!

Cut the diagonal plaid - from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6 - with the medium Stylish Rectangles die.

Cut For You Posh Script from heavy white cardstock and a green Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6.  Spritz the white background diecut with a light mist of water to soften the cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed overlay die.  This creates a recessed area to contain and adhere the glittered diecut and adds extra dimension.

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Attach the diecuts to a pale green notecard - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add green Bright Jewels.  

Hope you're enjoying the Design Team ideas from our Valentine '23 Collection!  See you again on Thursday...

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12/09/2022

Fri 09

Sending Warmest Wishes

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Good morning everyone!  Today's card features new dies from the 2023 Valentine's Day release.  I decided to do a Christmas card using the new dies to show how you can stretch your dies to work for any occasion.

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I die cut a white cardstock panel using the Pinpoint Snowflake Plate and adhered it to a dark brown cardstock mat.   Using a blender brush and Gathered Twigs Distress ink, I added a little color to the snowflake background.

Next, I die cut all my elements from white cardstock and used Distress Ink and a blender brush to add color to the die cuts.  Make sure you save the inside parts of the cup to paper piece and color.

Distress colors used:

  • Cup, sending and heart - Lumberjack Plaid
  • Pines and Holly - Rustic Wilderness
  • Hot Chocolate - Gathered Twigs

I glued the cup to the background and then fit the die cut pieces back into the cup.

Next, I adhered the evergreen and holly to the card.

The word "sending" was glued in place and "warmest wishes" was white heat embossed on a strip of dark brown cardstock and glued the sentiment strip under the word "sending".

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To finish the card, I glued a red fairy crystal to the holly leaves.

I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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