423 posts categorized "Winter"

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!

Jeansignature-3

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12/30/2021

Thu 30

Glitter Spread the Cheer
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  I'm up on the Memory Box blog with this fun sparkly card using the "Curled Holly Branch Die", the "Stunning Mandala" 3D embossing folder, some fairy gems, heat embossing and some gorgeous blue glitter paper.  Here's a closer look:

Don't you just love the depth of that gorgeous Memory Box glitter paper?

To make my card 

1)  I first inked the debossed side of the Mandala 3D embossing folder.

2)  I die cut a piece of dark blue card stock from the "Ocean Blue" paper pad with a "Wrapped Stitched" rectangle die.

3)  I die cut a piece of blue "Twinkling Jewel" glitter paper with a smaller "Wrapped Stitched" rectangle die.

4)  I added both rectangles to the embossed panel and then stamped the sentiment from "Festive Christmas Greetings" on white card stock with black ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder.

5)  I cut the sentiment into a thin strip and then I die cut the "Curled Holly Branch" die from white card and added it to the glitter paper.

6)  I added some Christmas Fairy Jewels to the berries and then added the sentiment strip to the bottom.

7)  I added the panel to a card base and my card was complete!

Here's one last look at my card:

I I hope you enjoy my card for today, it was one of my favorite Christmas card that I sent out this year!
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for more design team inspiration.
 

 

 

 

 

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12/24/2021

Fri 24

Snowy Collage Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Christmas-y dies are great for holiday thank you cards too!  Layer a traditional snowman  over a frosty Flurries Wide Washi Tape background and add pretty pink accessories to create a sweet snowgal to say thanks for holiday gifts and thoughtfulness.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here...Cheers to everyone celebrating tomorrow!

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Oval Snowman Collage.  Mask the adjacent areas with strips of Post-It notes and color the carrot nose and twiggy arms with markers.

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to pink wool-blend felt and cut the scarf from the collage die set.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives fron saturating it.

The collage set includes a tophat die for a snowman - but we're DIY-ing a poufy, glittery pink hat for the snowgal.  Cut the delicate Thank You Posh Script layer from the pink Delicate Pastel glitter pad sheet - save the offcuts from the O and U.  Attach them behind the snowgal's head - she now has a hat!

Adhere Poppystamps' Flurries Wide Washi Tape to black paper or lightweight cardstock.  Cut a 3-½" x 4" piece of it and run it through a diecut machine to eliminate any air pockets and smooth it out.  

Attach the Flurries background the diecut rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.

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Cut the greeting background from a gray 6x6 sheet in the Earth Neutrals Collection.  Attach it behind the pink greeting.  Attach the greeting to the card.  Add orange jewels.

As always, thank you for your loyal and continuing support of Memory Box throughout the years.  We appreciate your selection of our products for your creative projects! Adding my personal thanks too - for your thoughtful comments here and on social media.

Thanks for visiting - Happy Holidays if you're celebrating tomorrow!

Jeansignature-3

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12/21/2021

Tue 21

Holiday Highlights with Gold, Glitter and Gems by Jean Okimoto

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Gold Polished Foil adds a jeweled, faceted look to the Large Pine Cone diecuts on a holiday slimline card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with my last Christmas card of the year - and some tips for assembling pinecones and poinsettias. 

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Diagonal Stripe Collage.  Attach a strip of the dark green Garland 6x6 floral strip behind the cutout.  Attach the rectangle to a slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut Large Pine Cone from the gold Polished Foil sheet - leave the diecuts in the die to keep them in sequence for assembly.  Here's a tip - attach doublestick tape to a narrow strip of scrap cardstock (about ⅜" x 3-½") - then attach the diecut pieces to the adhesive-covered strip beginning at the bottom.  That's easier than attaching the pieces to each other - a lot easier!  I attached the pieces closer than they are on the envelope illustration for a more compact look. MemoryBoxLargePineCone, MemoryBoxHollyBundle, MemoryBoxLayeredPoinsettia, MemoryBoxDiagonalStripeCollage, MemoryBoxPineNeedleTrio, MemoryBoxSlimBasicRactangleLayers, MemoryBoxPolishedFoilPack, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemolryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyCrystals, MemoryBoxGarland6x6, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeChristmasCards, Papercrafts, HolidayDiecuts, SlimlineCards, PoinsettiaCards, DiecutCards, 6x6Papers, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Cut Layered Poinsettia from a dark pink sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut two of the tiny 3-pointed center sections from a gold sheet in the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  Another tip - cut or punch a 1 or 1-¼" circle of scrap cardstock.  Cover it with adhesive and use it as a base to assemble the poinsettia.

Cut Pine Needle Trio from a light green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut Holly Bundle from a slightly darker Lush Green sheet - we're using just 2 of the leaves here.

Assemble the card and add 3 of the pinkish Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Hope you've enjoyed the holiday ideas from our Design Team!  I've used each new die and stamp set at least once in the past few weeks.  Some - like Layered Poinsettia, Holly Bundle and Pine Needle Trio have quickly become new favorites! 

Thanks for visiting...see you again on December 24th!

Jeansignature-3

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12/18/2021

Sat 18

Minty Woodgrain Gingerbread House by Jean Okimoto

Favorite holiday flavors - minty, sweet and spicy - decorate a snow-topped gingerbread house. Add shaded Kraft Woodgrain trim and shuttters - and glitter, of course!  Hi -  Jean Okimoto here on the busy weekend-before-Christmas - but there's still time for holiday traditions.

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12/16/2021

Thu 16

Serene Bird and Holiday Evergreens by Jean Okimoto

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Red felt and Polished Foil add warmth and shine to a Serene Bird perched on mixed evergreens. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a very traditional design from our 2021 Holiday Collection.  

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Cut the olive green Woodsy Plaid 6x6 with the House Frame Background.  Cut the entrance with the circle die - don't remove the outer ring - attach it as a base behind solid ring for dimension.  Cut the dark olive-brown 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection with the ring. Cut the House Frame - just down to the first scored section at the bottom - with the same 6x6.

Assemble the house and tie it with gold cord.  Curl the cord with the edge of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool - follow the curve of the cord for loose, loopy curls. 

Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - to red felt and a small section of the red Polished Foil 6x6 sheet.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and adds dimension to the felt and foil sheet.  Cut the beak from an orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Define the eye with a skewer or toothpick, then attach a scrap of black cardstock behind it.

Cut the leafy branch from the Serene Bird set twice from a lime green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut Pine Needle Trio from a blue-green sheet.  

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Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamdots for the bird.  Don't worry...the bird sits on the soft leafy branches - not the pokey pines!  Add bright red Christmas Fairy Jewels.

We'll start sharing Valentine designs soon.  Here's an early idea - diecut a heart-shaped entrance to the house and switch to a new color scheme and 3 Serene Bird branches instead of pines. You'll be ready for February 14th!

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

Jeansignature-3

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12/13/2021

Mon 13

A Quartet of Snowmen Let It Snow Cards
by Anne Thompson

I continued to focus on this month's Snow Challenge and created a quartet of cards that feature the Oval Snowman Collage and a variety of backgrounds.

Card One

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white on white on white

  • white notecard
  • white cardstock
  • SLIM CONFETTI PLATE 94551 cut from white cardstock and trimmed 4X5.25 and added to the card front
  • OVAL SNOWMAN COLLAGE 94608 cut from white cardstock and trimmed 4X5.25 and placed over the confetti piece
  • LET IT SNOW POSH SCRIPT 94583 with the solid background cut from a scrap of light blue plaid paper from the PP1018 WOODSY PLAID 6X6 paper pad and the script detailed letters cut from white cardstock, adhered together with a glue pen and added to the lower right 

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Card Two

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  • Same as the first card except that I added a layer of blue plaid paper behind the confetti.

Card Three

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  • For this card I used a darker blue plaid paper as the first layer and added dots of DEWDROP FAIRY SUGAR 40125 glitter glue to the light blue squares in the plaid paper  pattern.
  • I also used Prismacolor pencils on the brown twig arms and the orange carrot nose.

Card Four

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  • Here I covered the front of the notecard with a darker blue plaid papaer.
  • I used a 4X5.25 section of an embossed paper made with RINGADINGS  3D EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1015 for the layer under the snowman piece.

There is a lovely sentiment from the YULETIDE MOMENTS CL5274 clear stamp set to add to  the inside of each card:  May Peace, Love & Joy surround you like the first Snow.  

What snow we had yesterday went away with the rain overnight, so I'm still waiting for that first significant storm when I can build a snowman in the yard.  Then I will also pop these cards into the mail!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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12/12/2021

Sun 12

White on White
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I am still working on my Christmas cards due to a miscount on my part… oops. 🙈   So for today’s card, I created a super quick and simple white on white Christmas card using products from the 2021 Holiday collection.  

Started by die cutting the wreath and candle three times each from thick white cardstock, then stacking them.  The “melted wax” (a separate die) and the candle flame were then die cut from white glitter paper.  Added shading on the candle just below the melted wax piece before putting the candle together. 

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Adhered the wreath and candle onto a white woodgrain A2 size panel, then mounted the panel onto a white card base.  Heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder onto Bristol paper to finish.  

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Before I go, I want to wish you a merry Christmas for those who celebrate… and happy holidays to those who don’t!  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your day.

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12/11/2021

Sat 11

Glittered Holiday Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Are you  almost ready for Christmas?  It's time to celebrate the season with a collage of holiday icons and lots of glitter.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope your weekend is off to a great start!  

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Cut a total of 5 large and small Melted Candles from the white Frosted Glitter Pad.  Color the flames with a yellow-orange marker.  Cut the candles again from a coral 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Attach the coral candles to the white candles - slightly offset so they'll stand out from the background. Trim the large candles to 2-⅝" and 2-⅜" from the top of the flame to the bottom of the candle.  Snip a tiny bit from the bottom corners so it doesn't look like you shortened them.  

Cut the melting wax pieces - from the candle set - from the same coral 6x6.  Spread Open Studio Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue over the diecuts, set them aside to dry.  Sunlit Gold adds a slightly deeper, glossy, glittery layer of highlights.

Cut the medium Geodesic Oval from a dark pink sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Attach the candles and the melting wax diecuts.

Cut Holly Bundle from a medium-green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Spread Open Studio Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue over the leaves.  Cut the berries from a pink sheet in the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad.

Cut the Coral and Green Madras Plaid 6x6 vertically using the 1-¾" wide Slim Basic Rectangles Layers die. The plaid will be shorter than the die, but it's easier to diecut a straight strip.  Trim the top edge where it was attached to the paper pack.

Cut 2 pieces of the Poppystamps Grosgrain Ribbon from a light coral 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Form the bow on one end by pleating a scored section and folding it back on itself.  Tape it so it won't unfold.

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Attach the diecuts to a White Woodgrain slimline card (3-½" x 8-½"). 

The Berry Red and Lush Green 6x6 Collections have many colors to coordinate with the Coral and Green Madras Plaid sheets - create your favorite color combos!

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

Jeansignature-3

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12/10/2021

Fri 10

Peaceful Pine Needles
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with a quick and easy card using a 3D embossing folder, a pine needle die, fairy jewels, some glitter, and some heat embossing.

Here's a closer look:

Here's how I made my card:
 
1)  I started with the Blooming Sweet Pea 3D embossing folder and embossed a piece of Memory Box watercolor card stock and then ran Distress Oxide Speckled Egg ink over the top of the embossing.  
 
2)  Next I die cut the pine needles from some paper from the Fresh Aqua Collection paper pack.  I added Versamark ink on the needles and then added some sparkly glitter embossing powder to them.  
 
3)  I added them to the embossed panel and then added three groups of three Christmas Fairy Jewels to the needles.  
 
4)  The sentiment is from Festive Christmas Greetings stamp and die set, stamped on black card stock and heat embossed in white.  
 
5)  Then I die cut it out and added it to the card.  
 
6)  I added the completed embossed panel to the top of a  heavy weight card base and the card was complete!
 
Here's one last look:
 

I hope you like my card for today.  It's a quick and easy card, especially if you need a few more holiday card quickly.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

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