26 posts categorized "Woodgrain paper"

10/26/2021

Tue 26

Nativity Scene Two Ways
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing the new Nativity House Frame Die, Bennet Alphabet Die and Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate Die.  Whether you like to color your die cuts or keep them one basic shade, the Nativity House Frame is perfect for either.
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For both cards I began with the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate Die. I inked it up with tumbled glass and prize ribbon distress oxide inks. I die cut the Alphabet and colored the base with Copic Markers. I die cut the top layer using a piece of cardstock from the Ocean Blue 6x6 Pack. I die cut the star from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad. I die cut the Nativity Frame using the Woodgrain Paper Pack in cream and kraft. I used Copic Markers to color the palm trees and Holy Family.


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I followed the same process for the white card only used a silver glitter sheet to add depth. 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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10/24/2021

Sun 24

Sweet Treats and Textured Backgrounds by Jean Okimoto

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10/16/2021

Sat 16

Florentina Wreath Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

 

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The new Florentina Wreath sets the scene for a fall design of Halloween icons and bright orange glittered diecuts from the new Festive Glitter Pad.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a mix of favorites and the latest additions to my Memory Box stash.

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Prep the Florentina Wreath die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate sprigs and little pieces.  Cut it from a light gray sheet in the Earth Neutrals Collection.  

Cut the house from the Haunted House Dome Layer from Kraft Woodgrain paper. Trim the bottom edge. Cut the house again from the bright orange Festive Glitter Pad sheet.  Leave the orange glittered diecut in the die and pull the outer offcuts away - leave the little pieces in the windows and doors.   Attach bits of tape behind the windows and doors to keep them intact.  Remove the glittered diecut and attach it - offset - behind the Kraft Woodgrain diecut.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer - from White Woodgrain paper. Cut the pumpkins from an orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.

Diecut a strip of the same orange sheet with the Slim Confetti Plate.  Trim it to 4" x ⅝".

Score and fold a side-folded A2 card of black cardstock.  Trim ½" from the right edge of the card front.  Attach the confetti strip.  

Cut Slim Confetti Plate dots from a scrap of the orange glittered cardstock.

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Assemble the card - use a foam dot for the small pumpkin.

Hope you're almost ready for Halloween...it's just 2 weeks away.  Taste-test and enjoy a few pieces of the candy stash and make some cards this weekend!  

Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday.

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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10/14/2021

Thu 14

New House Frames and the Serene Bird by Jean Okimoto

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Black felt and Majestic Hues black glittered cardstock transform the new Serene Bird and Branch from sweet to spooky.  Build a Madras Plaid birdhouse and add some ghostly visitors and colorful Halloween candies. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a few more ways to use the great new designs from our 2021 Holiday Collection.

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Cut the solid House Frame Background from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet, then cut the circle out.  Cut the circle frame from a brown sheet in the Earth Neutrals 6x6.

Cut it with the Gingerbread House Frame.  Assemble the house and tie the frame with gold cord.  Curl the cord using the side of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool.

Attach adhesive lable paper or a sticker sheet to black felt and cut the Serene Bird.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking thru the fabric.  Cut the wings from the black 6x6 in the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad.  Cut the beak from orange cardstock in the Sunny Orange 6x6.

Cut 2 branches from Serene Bird set from the brown Earth Neutrals sheet.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from White Woodgrain Paper.  Define and eyes with a paper piercing tool. Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the faces.

Cut the candies - from the Gingerbread House Frame set - from pink and orange cardstock in the Berry Red and Sunny Orange 6x6's.  Cut the candies again from the black glittered cardstock. Assemble the candies.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded A2 card of Kraft Woodgrain paper.  

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Big thanks to everyone who ordered the BOO! Halloween cards + treat wrapper kit from Impress!  Kits are also on their way to Stamps and Memories!

Thanks for visiting - see you this weekend...

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10/12/2021

Tue 12

Gingerbread House Gift Tags
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I'm using the Gingerbread House Frame craft die set to create gift tags that can be turned into an ornament. This die set with the other matching sets can are versatile.  This is becoming my new favorite die.

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Candy Pieces from the Gingerbread House Frame die set:

Die cut the gumdrops from red, green and blue from the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  Die cut the trees from the Snowman House frame die set from the same glitter green paper. 

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Die cut the snow caps and icing from white from the Majestic Hues Glitter paper pack.  Die cut the candy canes, small peppermint candy, background for the door and window, door trim, and shutters from a dark red from the Berry Red paper pack.  Die cut the candy cane, window/door frame and peppermint candy from white card stock.  Glue the white die cuts on top of the red base.   Glue the trees together per the packaging.  Add snow to the trees and snow die cuts with Neon Amplify by Tsukineko or another solid white mat ink/paint.  I found this in my stash and unsure where I got it.  Let dry.

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Tag Base and House:

Die cut the House Frame and 2 of the House Frame Background from Kraft Woodgrain card stock.  Ink the house background with Distress Antique Lined around the outside.  Then ink blend with Distress Vintage Photo along the edges of the house background and house frame/tag base.  

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To/From Die Cut:

Die cut the 3 smallest rectangle rom the Open Studio rectangle basics set from white card stock. Write To: and From: on the left side the die cut.  Add removable double sided tape on the backside of the die cut.  Save this piece until you are ready to fill it out.  Then just remove the tape and add it to the back of the tag.

Assembly:

Fold the tag base on the first and last fold marks.  Fold the lip of 1 of the house base and glue to the back lip of the tag,  Take the other house base and glue on the window and door to the base. Glue the red trim around the door.  Add foam tape to the edges of the shutters and glue to the other edge and glue on either side of the window.  Glue the snow peak to the top of the window.  Glue the candle canes on either side of the door.   Then the peppermint candies under the candy canes.  Glue the icing along the roof line. Glue along the fold line and add to the center of the tag base.  

Glue the trees to either side of the tag frame.  Glue the large snow peek to the tape frame. Glue on the gum drops on the snow peak changing out the colors to look like lights.  

Take a 8'" piece of twine and fold in half.  Run the twine through the holes to create a loop and tie off the top. 

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10/09/2021

Sat 09

DIY Wonky Frame Bat Attack by Jean Okimoto

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Attach an intentionally-wonky frame around homemade ghosts for a very DIY Halloween design.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here after many hours of fidgeting with a camera glitch (online manuals*?#!!) - hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Here's a fall scene that started off with a delicate, straight big Stylish Rectangle Trio frame cut from a sheet in the Sunny Orange 6x6 Collection.  Dropped in on the table (w/adhesive!) and distorted it when I tried to retrieve it.  Liked the new weirdly-wonky shape and decided it would be scary and great for Halloween.  Things improved after that...

Cut the inner rectangle offcut with a smaller Stylish Rectangle Trio die. Cut it with the new Pinpoint Daisy Background.  Cut some black Majestic Glitter Pad dots with the new Slim Confetti Plate for accents.  The new Slim Confetti Plate is great, as intended, for backgrounds - and it's even better for diecutting a bunch of perfect dotty accents from all of the Memory Box Glitter Pads.

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Cut bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the black Majestic Glitter sheet too.

Cut White Woodgrain Paper with the two smallest Nested Globe dies and use a screwpunch to add eyes and mouths.  Attach black globe diecuts behind them.

Cut "boo" from the gold Majestic Glitter sheet and black cardstock with letters from the new Bennet Alphabet dies.

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Attach everything to a top-folded black A-2 card. Isn't it great that Halloween cards are very forgiving...wonky frames and lopsided letters are OK!

Thanks for visiting...

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10/08/2021

Fri 08

Bird House Holiday Greetings Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a holiday card using the House Frame dies to create a bird house for the Serene Bird.  I use the branch die to hang the bird house in this snowy scene.

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Bird House:

Die cut the House Frame from Memory Box Kraft Woodgrain card stock and the fence from the Cream Woodgrain card stock.  Die cut the House Frame Background from cream card stock and the heart from both the same cream card stock and then from the Kraft Woodgrain card stock.  Trim the House Frame die at the first score line to create a frame.  Take the Distress Oxide Antique Line ink pad and run it at an angle with the grain of the paper. Use your finger or small blending tool to blend the ink and add extra ink as needed.  Make sure to ink the edges to create depth.  Take the Kraft Woodgrain heart frame and do the same but with Distress Oxide ink in Crackling Campfire and then Barn Door.  Ink blend the inside of the cream card stock die cut heart with Distress Oxide Antique Line ink and then use Ground Espresso making the outside darker then the center.  Make sure the ink the edges.  This helps to create depth. Take the Distress Oxide Weathered Wood ink pad and run it at an angle on the fence and the House Frame background die cuts. Center the Heart frame die in the center of the House Frame Background die cut and run through the die cut machine.  Keep the heart frame die and glue it behind the red woodgrain die cut.  Ink the edges with Distress Oxide Ground Espresso.  Glue the inked wood House Frame on tope of the background.  Tie some cream colored twine to the top of the house.  Keep the end long to tie to the branch.

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Serene Bird and Branch:

Die cut the bird dies from heavy weight cream card stock.  Die cut the wings twice.  Die cut the branch from the same cream card stock.  Take a small bending tool, like a eyeshadow brush, and ink blend Distress Oxide Iced Spruce on the leaves.  Then ink blend the branch with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo.  Make sure to ink the edges of the die cuts.  Ink blend the bird body in Distress Oxide Abandon Coral, stay light towards the bottom center of the bird and heavier on the tail and top of the head.  Ink blend with Crackling Campfire.  Ink blend the wing first with Crackling Campfire and then around the edges with Barn Door.  Take the second wing die cut and trim just the top portion, following the cut lines.  Heavily ink blend with Barn Door.  Ink blend the beak with Mustard Seed.  Add a dot with a fine tip black marker to the eye.  Glue the beak and wings on the bird.  Glue just the main branches, just a few drops, on top of each other, off setting the die cuts to make a longer branch.  Tie the twine from the bird house in the center of the branch, only hanging about 1/4".

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Background:

Take cream card stock and trim to 4" x 5 1/4".  Ink blend with Distress Oxide inks from the center out staring with Stormy Sky and then Weathered Wood.  Heavily spray with water and bleach solutions.  I have a spray bottle that I keep with just about 1/10 of the bottle of bleach and the rest with water.  Let the water set for a minute and take a towel and bot off the excess.  Heat dry.  I repeated the process a few times until I had the effect I wanted.  I thought I had to start over but it turned out perfect.

Sentiment:

Die cut the middle sized die from the Banner Sentiment Trio set from cream card stock.  Stamp Holiday Greetings from the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set with Distress Oxide Barn Door ink in the center.  Take a small blending tool and ink the edges up to the stitching with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo. 

Assembly:

Adhere the bird house to the bottom center of the background panel.  Glue the heart frame in the cut out.  Glue the fence along the bottom center of the house.  Glue the branch over the bird house, adding glue only to the main branch.  Arrange and glue down some of the branches leading to the leaves to make the branch look more full.  Add some white ink platers with thinned out gesso or a white spray ink. Let dry. Adhere the bird on top of the branch with foam tape, tucking it behind some of the leaves.  Adhere the hear die cut in the bird house, tucking it behind the fence.  Add the sentiment banner with foam tape to the bird house.  Adhere to background to an A2 size brown panel and then to a A2 size cream side folded card.  Add some Clear Fairy Drops around the card. 

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09/18/2021

Sat 18

Double-Collage a Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

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Today's Halloween project somehow ended up with everything on one card.  Like two collages, domes, 3 colors of glitter, ghosts and pumpkins and an underwater castle - or an overgrown royal garden.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here on a cold, rainy weekend that's perfect for indoor cardmaking.

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Cut the largest Nested Globe from black cardstock and the dark orange 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Cut the black globe with Kelp Collage.  Remove the small kelp strand on the right side.   Cut the extra seaweed strands from black cardstock too.

Cut Fantasy Castle Collage from the light gray 6x6 in the Earth Neutral Collection.  Cut the moat (or wall) too.  Attach strips of ¼" lined doublestick tape behind the window cutouts.  It takes a few minutes now, but it'll be easier to attach the yellow diecuts for the lights later.  Promise!

The little ghosts and pumpkins are from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set.  Cut them from the white and orange 6x6 sheets in the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Cut an extra set of ghosts from black cardstock and attach them behind the white ghosts - offset to add dimension and a layer of black behind their mouths.

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Attach the diecuts to a side-folded 5-⅜" square card of Kraft Woodgrain Cardstock.

Cut the windows from the yellow 6x6 in the Frosted Glitter Pad and just press them onto the tape in the cutouts.  It's a lot easier than gluing 20 tiny pieces.

Mix, match and layer the different designs from the Memory Box collage collection. Try different combinations of these dies and create unique cards for holidays, celebrations and everyday greetings.

Thanks for visiting - see you next week!

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08/30/2021

Mon 30

Flower Bouquet Thank You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a monochromatic bouquet Thank You card for today.  I have seen so many beautiful cards like this and wanted to try one with some fall colors and the spring released flower dies.  I used cream and light orange to create a late summer/early fall feeling.

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Woodgrain Background:

Die cut the Wood Grain Planks, twice, from the cream color Woodgrain card stock.  Paint each plank with Ranger Vintage Collage Medium and let dry.  Then paint with Gansai Tambi Champagne Gold to create a glitter effect.  Let dry.  Glue the planks lengthwise on a side folded A2 size card base.  Make sure to stager the planks so the seams do not line up.

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Flower Bouquet:

Die cut the following flowers from the light orange oar from Sunny Orange paper pack; Lavender Stems, Daisy Stems, Wildflower Stems, and Seed Stems.  I was able to arrange all dies on 1 sheet of paper and die cut it at one time to save time.  Splatter the die cuts with the Gansai Tambi Champagne Gold to add some of the same glitter to the focal point.  Let dry.  Arrange the bouquet until you get a good arrangement and tie with twine.  Add glue to the back of the twine and stem and glue 1 string and trim. Take the other end, add more glue to the back of the knot and wind the twine.  Trim an hold in place until the glue dries.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the Thank You Streamlined Script die from the same light orange paper as the flowers from the Sunny Orange paper pack.

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Assembly:

Cut 3 strips of clothe strips slightly smaller then the length of the card.  Fray the edges of each strip.  Glue on to the lower half of the card.  Fray and trim the clothe until it looks organic.  Glue on the bouquet of flowers to the left side of the card.  Arrange flowers and foliage and then glue some in place and leave some floating.  Glue the Thank You die cut on top of the clothe.  

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08/26/2021

Thu 26

Thanks Balloon from a Cursive Script Circle by Jean Okimoto

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Cut Thanks Cursive Script Circle from the lime green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Wiggle and pull the offcut areas away from the diecut - that's easier than vice-versa.  Cut the bottom section of the large Balloon Bunch balloon from the lime green glittered 6x6 too. Cut the yellow-green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection with the 2-¼" Circle Basics die.  Attach the solid circle behind the Thanks Cursive Script Circle.  Attach the glittered bottom piece behind the solid circle to form a thanks balloon.

Cut the two smaller balloons from 6x6 sheets in the Berry Red Collection.  Attach the thanks balloon to the smaller balloons with foamtape.  Tape white twine behind the balloons and tie them together near the bottom.

Cut the dark green 6x6 Lush Green sheet with a portion of the 2"x7" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the 6x6 Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet with a portion of the 1.7" x 6.7 Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cutting precise rectangles with the Slim dies - or portions of the dies - is easier than measuring and cutting rectangles with a paper trimmer.

Cut the pale orange 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Collection with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  

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Attach the diecuts to a vertially-grained slimline card of Cream Woodgrain cardstock - use a double layer of foamtape at the top of the thanks balloon.  The Woodgrain cardstock adds texture but doesn't overwhelm the other design elements. 

Color Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and attach them to the smaller balloons.  5 of them instead of my usual 3!

Special thanks to everyone who bought all of last week's BLOOMERS Card Kit from Impress - I appreciate your support!  Stamps and Memories in Hawaii ordered kits too. Hope you'll experiment with beautiful Memory Box colors and papers to create unique cards inspired by the cards.  Thanks for ordering the kits Ann and Roxy!

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

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