Hang In There… An Inspirational Project 

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hi there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a project that I knew I was going to make the minute I saw the photo. See a friend of mine posted this amazing photo on her Facebook page last month, and I started thinking right then about how I was going to replicate it. How about leaving a comment below and let me know how I did. 

Skill level: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Fireworks! Angel Pink

• Fireworks! Summer Sky

• Fireworks! Lulu Lavander

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Imagine Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Other products:

Make a Thank You Card for your Teacher

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By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! It’s getting close to the end of the school, so I thought it was time to make cards for teachers that have worked so hard this year (and every year!). If you have a stamp set with coordinating dies, I’ve got some fun techniques that you can recreate. We’ll be using 2 types of masks and several colors of Memento inks. 

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Time to Complete: Approx. 20-30 minutes

Directions:

 

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Step 1:

 

Let’s grab all of our supplies. Be sure to have focal images, a sentiment, the dies, and plenty of ink. We’ll be using Memento Inks because they blend so nicely.

 

Step 2: On a piece of white cardstock, cut to 4” x 5 1/4,” stamp the apple with Nocturne Ink. This is the apple that will be in the front.

Step 3: Stamp an additional apple on some scrap paper and fussy cut it out. You could use the die for this, but I wanted to get right up to the edge of my apple. This will be our first type of mask.

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Step 4:

Place the fussy cut apple on to the one you stamped on your card front (you can use some low tack glue to hold it in place if you like). Then stamp your second apple, as shown above. When you remove the mask from the first apple, it will look like the second apple is behind the original. 

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Here’s what the apples look like after they’re stamped. 

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Step 5: Die cut an apple out of scrap paper. Make sure you have plenty of negative space around the die cut. This will be our second type of mask and will be used to protect the card front except for the apple you’re ink blending. 

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Step 6: Let’s start ink blending! I love coloring apples because there is often so much variation in colors on them. I started with Lady Bug ink, then moved into Cantaloupe, and finished with Pear Tart. The mask we made with the die cut allows us to get a perfect edge around the apple. 

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Again, these dies cut slightly larger than the stamped image, but I don’t mind that clean, extra rim of color around the apple. 

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Step 7: Place the fussy cut apple on to the inked apple, then line up your other mask around the uninked apple. Repeat the ink blending on this apple, but try to make it look a little different from the first one. 

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Step 8: Grab one of your brown Memento markers (I used Espresso Truffle) and color in the stems. 

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Step 9: Stamp a leaf on a separate piece of cardstock with Nocturne Ink. Ink blend Pear Tart ink on top and die cut it. 

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Step 10:

Use the same 3 colors you used on the apples to ink blend the edges of your card base. 

Step 11:

Stamp the sentiment with Shady Lane ink. 

Step 12:

Adhere the card front with your favorite adhesive. Attach the leaf using foam tape. 

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Finished!

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Memento Inks in Lady Bug, Cantaloupe, and Pear Tart

VersaFine Clair Inks in Nocturne and Shady Lane

Memento Marker in Espresso Truffle

Other:

Mama Elephant: Fresh Fruits Stamps and Dies (discontinued…but there are many other fruit sets out there)

Stamping Bella: Planty Dandy

Blending Brushes

White Cardstock

Adhesive

Foam Tape

 

 

Spring-Summer 2022 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Welcome to our blog! Imagine Crafts is pleased to be a super sponsor for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop for the Spring/Summer of 2022.  Our design team members all joined in to show you some of the fun and coffee themed cards they made using some of the Imagine Inks and readily available stamps/dies that are coffee themed.  

We are also having a giveaway!  Since Imagine Crafts is a super sponsor, we will be giving away a $25.00 gift card to the store. Please comment below for your chance to win.

Some of our design team members have created extra projects in order to participate in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and we will now share their photos of their projects and links to the Imagine items used. That way, you can go visit the item and see if it is for you. 

Let’s get started with our Design Team Member’s Projects!


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Designed By: LeeAnn McKinney

– Hi there Coffee Lovers, for my project today I used The Perfect Blend Stamp Set from Gina K Designs. Using Memento Espresso Truffle I stamped the background and since Memento is a dye based ink it dried quickly.

I cut a panel of vellum to cover most of my background panel, and then grabbed a circle tag out of my stash. I stamped the coffee cups on the tag with the Memento Espresso Truffle and then used Memento Markers to add a pop of color. For The cup part I used Bamboo Leaves and Pistachio, while for the rings I used Rich Cocoa and Desert Sand.

The final stamping was the sentiment in which I used VersaFine Clair in Pinecone. I used Tear It! Tape and On Point glue to adhere my panels together and with that my project is complete.

Happy Hopping in the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop Spring/Summer 2022!!!

Supplies used:

Imagine

• Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink

• Memento Marker: Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand, Bamboo Leaves and Pistachio

 
 
 
Other Supplies Used:

• Perfect Blend Stamp Set from Gina K Designs

• Recollections Coffee and Cream Cardstock Pack(Brown and Ivory)

 

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By Annie Collins

– I created this fun coffee card featuring a stamp from @not2shabby and dies from @trinitystamps. I colored, embossed with @imaginecrafts products. 

Supplies Used:
Imagine:

• Memento Ink: Jumbo Java & Summer Sky 

• VersaFine Ink:  Onyx Black

• Memento Markers: Desert Sand, Toffee Crunch, Peanut Brittle, Espresso Truffle, New Sprout, Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, Rich Cocoa, Angel Pink., Rose Bud & Tuxedo Black

• Mboss Embossing Powder: Clear

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

Other Supplies Used:

• Stamps: Not 2 Shabby: Coffee, Paper Crafts Magazine: Macaroons, Run On & Caffeine Loading Sentiments

• Die: Trinity Stamps: Coffee 

• Accent 80# Ultra Smooth Cardstock: Opaque White

• Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White, Brown & Kraft

• Trinity Stamps Clay Elements: Coffee Beans and Hearts


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By Alison Heikkila

– I went with a simply designed card that is perfect for any coffee lover. I ink blended two VersaFine Clair Inks with my coffee bean stencil. My sentiment was die cut and I used the die itself as a mask to softly ink around the sentiment. Sparkle Blends were adhered with On Point Glue for some shine. 

Supplies Used:
Imagine:

VersaFine Clair –  Fallen Leaves and Pinecone

VersaMagic Ink – Sahara Sand

On Point Glue

Other Supplies Used:

Stamp Anniething: Coffee Beans Stencil

Erin Lee Creative: Stamp from the Coffee Lover’s Kit (discontinued)

Doodles Paper Playground: Cinnamon Roll Sparkle Blend

Spellbinders: Die Cut

Copic: R22


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How To Make Simple but Impactful Wedding/Anniversary Cards

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hi there friends and fellow crafters, Today I am here making 2 Impactful but clean and simple cards using Tear It! Tape, On Point Glue, VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne, MBoss in Clear and Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress.

The first thing I had done to prepare for my video was to create 2 A2 panels 4.25” x 5.5”. I then used my Mini Misti stamped 1 panel with the sentiment from the Gina K Designs Delightful Daisies stamp set using VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne. This is a Vegetable Oil based ink and takes a little time to dry so put it aside and move to my second panel. 

The second panel, I put in the Altenew Daisy Bed 3D embossing folder and ran it though my Vagabond 2 machine with only 1 cutting plate and the platform, this worked perfectly and gave a great embossing effect. 

I then went back to the first panel and ran it through the embossing folder as well, following that I poured a bit of clear MBoss on the sentiment and heat set it. This gave a seal and a shiny effect to the sentiment and allowed me to move on to the next step, which was using the Memento Luxe Mixed Media Pad in Wedding Dress to add a bit of shine and White color to the Raised edges of the panel. I added this purple panel to the card base, a few Jewels and this card was complete, Moving back to the Mint card, I used On Point glue to adhere the Happy Anniversary Sentiment and Shadow to the front panel, the Cantaloupe Memento Marker to the center of the Daisies and a Jewel for the tittle in the sentiment. Added this to the card base using Tear It Tape and this card was also complete.

Skill level: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

Memento Luxe Wedding Dress

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Memento Marker Dandelion

• Clear MBoss

• Imagine Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

StazOn Stamp Cleaner

Other products:

• Gina K Designs Delightful Daisy Stamp set

• Altenew Daisy Bed Embossing Folder

• Kat Scrappiness Happy Anniversary Die with Shadow

• Kat Scrappiness Ornate Rainbow Jewels

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock

How to Make a Happy Easter Card

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Howdy friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn with a fun Easter card made using a wood blog stamp and some peg stamps from Stamps by Judith. Also used a grass/cloud stencil and had a whole lot of fun. The sentiment stamp is from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Add On Collection.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne

• Tear It! Tape 

• On Point Glue

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Angel Pink Memento Marker

• Cottage Ivy Memento Marker

• Bamboo Leaves Memento Marker

• Lulu Lavender Memento Marker

• New Sprout Memento Marker

• Tangelo Memento Marker

• Lady Bug Memento Marker

• Wild Dandelion Memento Marker

• Desert Sand Memento Marker

• Summer Sky Dew Drop

• Bamboo Leaves Dew Drop

• Cottage Ivy Dew Drop 

 

Other Products Used:

Stamps by Judith and Lawn Fawn Happy Add On

 

Create A Simple Card Design For Any Occassion

 

 

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here with another quick project for you. Today’s card is super simple and is great for all occasions from just a note to sympathy and everything in between. I initially started off with this “Hello Spring” card, but it quickly rolled into 8 cards and I have several more I can create by using more of those small sentiments we get with most of our stamp sets. I used a single stemmed floral and some ink pad swiping and then a small sentiment. I have a video for you showing just how easy it is and share some stamps from my stash to give you ideas. I also found that stamping over VersaMagic ink with VersaFine Clair will soften the look of the VersaFine Clair ink giving you another way to use both of those inks.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 5 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

VersaFine Clair

VersaMagic

Memento

Tear It! Tape 

 
Other Products Used:

•Maker Forte Hello Spring Layering Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 Stamp

Maker Forte Eclipse Black Card Stock

Gina K Designs White Layering Card Stock

Lavinia Stamps Multifarious Card Stock