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07/23/2024

Tue 23

Stitched Warm Winter Wishes by Jean Okimoto

 

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07/20/2024

Sat 20

Merry Christmas with New 2024 Yuletide Release
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with another holiday card featuring goodies from the new Yuletide releaase.  Here's a close up of my card:

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The background for my card is a panel dry embossed wit the brand new "Pinecone & Berries" 3D embossing folder EF1043.   I next cut all the dies from the "Festive Holly" die set 94801 from white card stock and used alcohol markers to color them before putting them together.  I cut 2 sets of the dies so I could have lots of holly to work with.

After coloring them I then cut the "Merry Christmas Debut Script" die from white and colored it with pinks and red to get an ombre look.  I left the larger background die in the set white and added the colored letters to the top of it with liquid glue.  Lastly I added lots of green jewels from the Christmas jewels pack for some sparkle and shine!

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today - I think the brand new release is one of the best ever.  So many lovely products, dies, papers, stencils, embossing folders, and a hot foil plate too!  Check it out, you will be glad you did!  Thanks for stopping by!

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07/18/2024

Thu 18

Christmas in July Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I couldn't let July pass, without making a Christmas in July card.

I started by die cutting the Aurora Snowflake Frame from white cardstock and glued it to a white cardstock panel.  I cut a piece of green plaid patterned cardstock and glued it to the bottom portion of the panel. Next, I adhered the panel to a gold metallic cardstock mat, and glued it to a white card base.

I die cut the Glorious Poinsettia from white cardstock and used Distress inks and a blending brush to add color to the die cuts. The leaves were die cut twice from white cardstock and Distress ink was also used to add color to them.  I glued the poinsettia together and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.  The leaves were tucked under the poinsettia and glued in place.

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The words "Merry Christmas" were stamped with Versa Mark Ink onto red cardstock, gold heat embossed and die cut with the coordinating die.  These were glued to the card front.

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To finish it off, I glued some gold embellishments to add a little bling to the card.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

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07/16/2024

Tue 16

Cottage Meadow Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Create a summer garden collage card with Cottage Meadow Rub Ons and golden Buzzing Bumblebees.  It's colorful, easy - and there's no measuring!  Hi, Jean here with a versatile basic design - and a great way to create a layered background for rub ons, stamped images or diecuts.

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Cut the blocks from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set from mustardy-yellow cardstock.  Cut the Cottage Meadow Rub Ons leaving a generous margin around the blossoms and leaves.  

Carefully remove the paper liner and gently tap the rub on onto the diecut block.  Cover it with printer paper to protect it from any scratches on the diecutting plate.  Run it through the machine using the plates you'd use for diecutting.  Carefully remove the plastic liner.

Diecut Buzzing Bumblebees from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6 and the gold Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  I cut all of the pieces from both 6x6's and saved the extras for other projects.

Assemble the 3 bees.

Cover a piece of the yellow cardstock with ScorTape and cut the Hello Breezy Script background.  Cut the delicate top layer from a Greenery Solid Core 6x6 - leave it in the die and use a piercing tool to remove the little pieces in the e, l's and o.  Press the diecut (still in the die) firmly onto the adhesive-covered background.  Cover the exposed adhesive with detail clear embossing, tap off the excess, then heat-emboss it to adhere the top layer and add a glossy background.  

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded white A2 card - use foam tape for the middle and right side of the greeting.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!

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07/12/2024

Fri 12

Vellum Prairie Butterflies by Jean Okimoto

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Remember vellum?   Layer a pair of purple vellum Prairie Butterflies over a Fuchsia Plaid square for a bright summer birthday celebration.  Hi, Jean here with some vintage vellum to match a Fuchsia Plaid 6x6/

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Cut Prairie Butterflies from purple vellum.  Plain white vellum inked with Brilliance Peartlescent Purple and air-dried can be used if you don't have purple vellum for the butterflies and greeting square.  Attach lined doublestick tape behind the violet Rainbow Reflections 6x6 and cut the wing accents and antennae/body. 

Don't assemble the butterflies yet - it's easier to layer and attach the pieces directly to the background.

Cut a Fuchsia Plaid 6x6 with the 2-¾" Square Basics die.  Cut purple vellum with the 1-¼" Square Basics die.

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Cut white cardstock to 4-¼" x 9-¾".  Score it at 4-¼".  Attach the diecuts.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab.  Add clear Christmas Fairy Jewels.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing. Cut a ½" x 3-½" plaid strip for a side accent.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

  

 

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07/09/2024

Tue 09

Glitter Bugs by Jean Okimoto

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A trio of the new Brilliant Beetles adds an unexpected look to a summer thank you design from our 2024 Fuchsia Collection.  Hi, Jean here with some glitzy beetles - and some inspiration for July's "Anything Bugging You?" Challenge.  Challenge entries must be submitted by the end of the day (EST) on July 30th.

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Cut Brilliant Beetles from Black Glossy Paper (cardstock) and assemble them.  Cut the decorative detailed pieces from the copper Rainbow Reflections 6x6 and Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.   Attach them to the glossy black beetles.

Three Circle Basics dies are used here - 3-½", 3" and 2-½".  Cut the 3-½" floral circle from the Brilliant Fuchsia 6x6.  Cut violet cardstock with the 3" die.  Cut the light green 6x6 from the Greenery Solid Core Collection with the 2-½" die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for the glittered beetles.  

Add a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tab to match the beetles.

The overlapping circles create a basic template that can be rotated for 4 different looks - both vertical and horizontal.  Smaller circles can be layered onto an A2 card.

Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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07/05/2024

Fri 05

Blue River Butterfly Thanks by Jean Okimoto

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Say thanks with the new Blue River Butterfly floating over a Butterfly Coterie Collage background.  Blue River's detailed design stands out against the background's simple outlines. Hi, Jean here with a mix of classic favorites and a beautiful new butterfly from our 2024 Fuchsia Collection for your summer projects.

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Cut Blue River Butterfly from the lavender 6x6 in the Lagoon Solid Core Collection.  Cut the wing accents from the violet Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the antennae/body from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Spray a blue/purple ink-blended piece of cardstock with a light layer of Imagine's Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  Cut white cardstock with Butterfly Coterie Collage - leave a generous border to diecut the globe.  Position the collage over the inked/spritzed background to find the right colors for the butterflies.  Cut the white cardstock and the inky background together using the 3-½" wide Nested Globes die.  Trim a bit from the edges of the inked background and attach it behind the collage.  Trim the bottom with a corner rounding punch.

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Round the corners of a white top-folded A2 card.  Attach the diecuts - use foam tape for the edge of the Blue River Butterfly's wings.  Add a Thank You Foil Greeting White Tab (trim the ends a bit) and blue Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  I like contrasting bold design elements like the butterfly with a small greeting.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - have a relaxing weekend, or a great trip if you're traveling!

Jeansignature-3

 

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06/28/2024

Fri 28

Birthday Blossoms Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate summer - and a special birthday -  with a floral design from our 2024 Fuchsia Collection.  Add Fairy Dewdrops and an instant Foil Greeting Tab Circle...and you're ready to party!  Hi, Jean here with a birthday slimline idea that works with any combination of colors.  

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Cut Fuchsia Bud Duo from light, medium and dark coral 6x6's in the Blush Solid Core Collection.  Cut the stems from a bright green Greenery 6x6 sheet.  

Cut the leaves and stem from the Hardy Fuchsia Buds set from the same shade of green  Remove the folded-leaf - it'll be replaced by an extra leaf from the set.  

Carefully remove the entire diagonal pink and orange plaid sheet from the Gladiola Plaid 6x6 set and cut it with part of the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut the pale peach Blush Collection 6x6 with part of the 1-⅝" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add  a greeting from the Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tabs set.  Attach green Christmas Fairy jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  See you in July!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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06/25/2024

Tue 25

Canyon Butterfly Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Say thanks wtih glitzy, glittered Canyon Butterflies on a woodsy plaid background.  Plaid, butterflies, glitter and woodgrain details play together in shades of violet.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of new butterflies, a new plaid 6x6 and a favorite Vintage Tray Embossing Folder and Die Set.

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Spritz both sides of the muted violet 6x6 from the Vibrant Violet Collection with a light mist of water.  Emboss it with the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder.  Cut it with the Vintage Tray set's coordinating die.  Cut the diagonal violet and green plaid from the Fuchsia Plaid 6x6 pack with the tray die too.    

Cut Canyon Butterflies wings from the purple Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut the antennae/body and accents for the big butterfly from the purple Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded cream A2 card - use foam dots for the top wings.

Add a thank you from the Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tab assortment with foam dots.  Add green Christmas Fairy Dewdrops for a contrasting pop of color.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Combine the extra plaid and violet Vintage Tray offcuts for a similar card using any of our new 2024 Fuchsia Collection butterflies - or the new Azure Dragonflies.  The Rainbow Reflections Mirror Cardstock and Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6 sets have the perfect colors to coordinate with the plaids.

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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06/21/2024

Fri 21

Buzzing Bumblebees and Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

 

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Golden glittered Buzzing Bumblebees deliver special birthday wishes on today's card.  Dainty Fuchsia Stem and a print from the Brilliant Fuchsia 6x6 set create a summer design from our 2024 Fuchsia Collection.  Hi, Jean here, ready to welcome the weekend!

Cut Dainty Fuchsia Stem from two shades of violet 6x6's in the Vibrant Violet Collection.  Ink the leaves and stems with Morning Mist Versafine Clair.  Assemble the blossoms using a combination of the two shades of violet cardstock.  

Cut a dark red/violet 6x6 with the 3-¾" long Rectangle Basics die.  Cut the Brilliant Fuchsia 6x6 print with part of the 5" long Rectangle Basics die.  It's easy to "frame" and cut exactly what you need using the rectangle die - much easier than measuring and/or guessing!

Cut 2 of the Buzzing Bumblebees from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut their wings from the gold Majestic Glitter Pad 6x6.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings Black Tab - and that's it!

Use the extra Dainty Fuchsia Stem diecuts for a similar birthday card.  Or send a note of appreciation with the Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tab.  

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Thanks for visiting...have a great sunny weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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