Wed 22

Create a Spooky Scene with Layered Collages by Jean Okimoto


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Create a Halloween scene with layered collages and a felt Poppystamps Whittle Cat - all on a 6x6 print from the Garland paper pack. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another mix of old and new, seasonal and everyday.

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Cut the 6x6 Garland print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die and attach it to yellow A-2 card.  

Cut a bright yellow 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Pack with the 3" wide Nested Globe die.

Cut Willow Globe and Haunted House Dome Layer from 6x6 sheets in the Earth Neutral Pack.  Trim the bottom of the diecuts to match the height of the yellow globe.  Cut a moon with the white Frosted Glitter Pack 6x6 and the ½" Circle Basics die.  Attach the layers.

The willow and house layers have holes punched at the top.  Pierce a matching hole on the yellow globe diecut.   Tie the 3 layers together with gold cord.

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Cut the ghost - from the Haunted Dome Layer set - from the white glittered sheet too.  Cut another ghost from black cardstock to add dimension.  Define the eyes with a piercing tool.  Attach a scrap of orange cardstock behind the ghost's mouth.  

Attach packing tape to a scrap of the orange sheet from the Sunny Orange Pack and cut the pumpkins from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set.

Attach an adhesive label - or a sticker sheet - to black poly/wool felt.  Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Cat.  The adhesive backing stabilizes the felt and prevents liquid adhesives from soaking thru the diecut.

Cut the bat from the Haunted Dome Layer set with the black 6x6 sheet in the Frosted Glitter Sheet.  

Attach ¼" wide strips of doublestick tape behind the window and door cutouts on the house. Attach the house dome to the yellow background.  Brush unltrafine iridescent glitter onto the adhesive to illuminate the windows and door.

Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam dots for the pumpkins.

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Matching papers, colors and diecuts turn bits and pieces from the stash into coordinated designs.  Discover different combinations for your cards, layouts and mixed media projects.  Enjoy the satisfaction of recycling papers and dies and creating new designs!

Thanks for visiting...see you this weekend!

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Tue 21

Something Blue
by Anne Thompson

I've been making so many cards lately with oranges and golds and browns that I needed a major change. So I went looking through my Memory Box paper collections and found two pieces of a great blue plaid left in my Spring Plaid 6X6 pad PP1012 and a coordinating pale blue cardstock from the Stormy Blue Collection SP1006 which inspired me to make two sweet hello cards to send to friends this week.

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  • For each card I cut the plaid paper 5.5 X 4.25 and covered the fronts of white notecards.
  • From the pale blue cardstock I die cut three sets of each of the flowers--Layered Fresh Flowers 94474 for the left card and Layered Daisies 94472 for the right card.
  • I put the flowers together with Glue Dots.  These flatter cards will be less expensive to mail and there is still lots of dimension to them.
  • Also from the pale blue cardstock I cut two of the Hello Cursive Script Circle 94521 and used a glue pen to adhere them to the card fronts.

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Easy peasy! 

Do you find yourself in a color rut using the same combinations again and again?  Look through all of your papers and find yourself a color challenge!  For me it was thinking about what to do with that blue plaid paper that got me looking for coordinating cardstock and then I spent a lot of time looking through my dies to choose something I thought might work,  auditioning and discarding several before settling on the layered flowers and that hello circle sentiment.  


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Happy Crafting!

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Mon 20

Masculine Birthday Cards
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone.  I have a few family birthdays coming up and need to make some masculine cards.  I loved the background in my last post so I repeated it this week but changed up the color to be more bold.  After I made the first card I had to make another in blue.  Hope you enjoy this technique.

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Background panel:

Trim a heavy white card stock to A4 size.  Stamp with clear embossing ink and heat emboss with Distress Embossing Glaze Crackling Campfire.  Ink blend from lighter to darker around the outside with with Distress Oxide Inks, Crackling Campfire, Fire Brick and Age Mahogany.

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Sentiment:

Stamp Sending Birthday Wishes from the Signature Greetings stamp set on dark red card stock from Berry Red paper pack with black ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Die cut the sentiment with the matching die.

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Balloons:

Die cut the Balloon Bunch from a dark red card stock from Berry Red paper pack.  Ink blend the outline die cut with Age Mahogany.  

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Assembly:

Adhere the background panel to a A4 card base.  Carefully glue the Balloon Bunch outline die cut to the upper center of the panel.  Try not to get glue on the Oxide Ink, otherwise it will change colors.  Glue in the rest of the Balloon Bunch pieces into the outline die cut.  Add Glossy Accents to the Bolloon Bunch.  Let dry for several hours.  Adhere the sentiment with foam squares.  

Bonus Card:

For the second card I used Speckled Egg for Distress Embossing Glaze.  I used Speckled Egg and Peacock Distress Oxide Ink for the ink blending.  I did spray the background with bleach water to add a speckle effect.  I also trimmed down the panel by 1/4" to leave a white boarder.  The Balloon Bunch is die cut from matching paper from the Fresh Aqua paper pack. 

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Sun 19

Royal Treatment Slimline Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  I have a fun birthday slimline card today for you made with the newly released "Majestic Achievements" stamp and die set from Memory Box.  Here's a closer look:
 
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I inked the top portion of the slimline card with blue and aqua Distress Inks and the bottom with tan and pink inks with finger daubers.  I stamped the images, heat embossed them and colored them with markers, die cut them with the coordinating dies,  then added some with glue and some with foam tape.  I decided to only use 3 colors of markers for the coloring.  The sentiments are from the same stamp/die set which is also linked below.
 
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Here's one last look:
 
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I love how this turned out and can't wait to give it to someone special!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
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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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Fri 17

Just a Note
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  As we're heading into the fall season, I thought this card would be ideal for any occasion.

To begin, I sponged watercolor paper with Distress Ink and misted it with water.  

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When it was dry, I spattered it with black ink and adhered it to a black cardstock mat.  I used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the wreath 3 times from brown cardstock.  One of the die cuts I cut up to make the wreath fuller.

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I glued one wreath die cut to my card and then adhered the cut pieces to fill in.  Next, I glued the other die cut to the top of the wreath.

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I die cut the shadow from Just a Note from white cardstock and the words from black cardstock.  I glued the words to the shadow die cut and adhered it to the center of the wreath.

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To finish the card, I added some orange and yellow bright jewels to the wreath.

That's it for today's card!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Thu 16

Flowering Cactus Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Today I am sharing an easy and fun birthday card made with the Flowering Cactus stamp and die set from the Summer Daydreams collection.

Started by stamping the smaller cactus image from the set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Xpress It cardstock.  Colored it with Copic markers, then die cut out with the matching die.  Created the planter by partial die cutting Bristol paper with the Nested Globe die and coloring it in with Copic markers.  

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Next, die cut the Lattice Plate from Poppy Stamps three times from Bristol paper and stacked them for dimension.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock, then die cut out with its coordinating die.  Before assembling the card, Salvaged Patina distress ink was applied to the upper left corner of a white A2 size card base.  Was ready to call it done, but then decided to turn it into a faux shaker and randomly add clear jewels within the sunken diamond areas.  Clear shimmer added to the pink flowers finished off the card.

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And that’s it.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend  

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Wed 15

Halloween at the Imperial Castle by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate a royal Halloween at the Imperial Castle with ghosts and a bat borrowed from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set.  The spooked scene is diecut from a dark floral 6x6 from the Garland collection.  

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Hi, Jean Okimoto here with mix of old and new for fall.  Cut the Garland 6x6 floral print with the second-largest Nested Globes die.  Cut it with the Imperial Castle Collage.  

Attach pieces of lined ¼" doublestick tape behind the windows -  Brush ultrafine gold glitter onto the tape through the window cutouts.  The glitter adds a warm glow behind the windows - like a vintage incandescent 60-watt bulb.  Things I grew up with are now vintage artifacts!

Attach the diecut to a Persimmon Notecard - don't use any adhesive behind the posts section on the tallest tower.

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from heavy white cardstock, and again from black cardstock.  Attach the black diecuts behind the white pieces, slightly offset for dimension.  Attach the ghosts to the card.

Cut yellow glittered cardstock from the Frosted Glitter Pad with the ½" Circle Basics die. Cut the bat - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the Frosted black glittered 6x6. Punch ¼" circles of the black glittered cardstock. 

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The Memory Box collage dies offer a lot of design options and are great with the 6x6 prints too.  Use them as collaging layers - or use the designs as freestanding diecuts.  Many of the larger offcut pieces are great for reverse-images too.  

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

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Tue 14

Tiffany Inspired Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a Tiffany inspired color combo. I trimmed a piece of Fresh Aqua paper to fit a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base. 

I die cut the Floral Chain Craft Die in white cardstock.  I adhered this to the card base with foam tape. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing

powder. I used the stamp and die combo set Signature Greetings.


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For a finishing touch I added some Clear Jewels and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!

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Mon 13

Wreath Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  It is finally raining in the northwest and it just puts me in the card making mood.  I have a wreath birthday card with a lot of dimension and depth, with a little sparkle.  I have been using my mixed media supplies more and more.  In today's card  I'm using my sprays and embossing powder in this card.

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Background Panel:

Create your own pattern paper with the Signature Stamp stamp set is easy with some embossing powder and ink. Cut heavy white card stock to 4 1/8" square.  Stamp Happy Birthday from the Signature Greetings stamp set with embossing ink all over the background.  I used a light golden embossing powder and heat set.  After cooled, ink blend from the sides half way in with Distress Oxide ink Antique Linen.  Leaving the center white. 

Sentiment:

Gold heat emboss twice the Sending Happy Birthday from the Signature Greetings stamp set.  Making sure to let cool in-between embossing.  Die cut with matching die. 

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Wreath Elements:

Die cut the Eucalyptus Collage, Delicate Wreath and the flowers and birds die from the Willow Globe from heavy white card stock least 3 times.  Die cut the flowers at least 3 more times.  I used Lindys Spray inks to color my dies cuts using pink and golden sprays for flowers and 2 wreaths.  For the eucalyptus leaves and 1 wreath I used Lindys Magical powder Shabby Turbine Teal. Leave the birds white.  Using shaping tools I shaped the flowers and leaves while still slightly damp.  

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Assembly:

Create a top folding 4 1/4" square card base from heavy white card stock.  Add foam tape to the back ground panel and center it on the card base.  Layer the 3 wreath die cuts and adhere down. Adhere in the eucalyptus leaves, birds, and flowers around the wreath.  Add light pink and green Fair Jewlels to the center of the flowers and randomly around the wreath.  Add foam dots to the back of the sentiment and adhere it to the center of the wreath.

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