Fri 24

Shopping in Paris!

With the Christmas holidays in mind I created this French boutique store. Many of us would LOVE to go shopping in Paris, I'm sure! We live at only 5 hours away from Paris, but we only go there every 2-3 years, unfortunately. So ladies, are you ready to go shopping? If not in Paris then at least buy yourself some new dies, LOL!

Paris shop October 2014 (1)

Some details:

Paris shop October 2014 (2)

Paris shop October 2014 (3)

I used the following dies:

Poppystamps Ira Watermark copy
Thu 23

Shake, Shake, Shake

Hi everyone, Sue here with a quick and simple shaker card that can be easily mass produced for the holidays.

Sue McRae Shaker Card Front

I wanted the Crafty Tree Background to be my shaker image and die cut that first on my panel. I decided the tree needed a trunk so I used a square die to add one to the tree.

To make the front a little more festive I die cut a bunch of snowflakes from the Christmas Baubles die and adhered them randomly across the front.

Sue McRae Shaker Card

I wanted a little bit of interest to the back of the window so I used the Memory Box Wave Stencil and sponged on ink in a similar shade to the card stock.  I wasn't worried about the edges being neat as only the center portion would be visible through the window.

Sue McRae Shaker Card Background

For the fun shaker element I knew I was going to use sequins and glass glitter but I also wanted to use the Cookie Cutter Tree die and all the little shapes that come out of it when die cut.

Sue McRae Confetti Pieces

I ran the Cookie Cutter Tree through my die cut machine a couple of times with red and silver paper and ended up with a lot of little bits (stars, bells, ornaments, leaves) to use on future projects as well as the die cut trees.  No wasted paper with this die.

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Love the mix of all the shaker goodies, so fun!

Thanks for joining me today!

Sue Signature New

 

Wed 22

Handmade embossing folder

Welcome again,

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Today I would like to present how to create your own embossing folder. You can use that idea to create nice background made using various dies.

I decided to make a card in C&S style where main theme will be a snowflake background.

First I had to plan the size of the folder and then prepare it. Next I cut lot of snowflake dies from kraft paper. I stuck few snowflakes on the base and then I made it thick by adding 4 additional snowflakes on top of each snowflake. This way I created embossing folder made of paper dies.

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I embossed the card on my own custom designed embossing folder!

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Finally I looked at the paper I used for cutting snowflake dies and decided to recycle that and make another card. And that’s how the other card was done where main theme is kraft paper and red bow.

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Hope you find ‘embossing folder’ trick useful,

Thanks,

Ilona

Ilona Signature copy

Wed 22

I Adore You

 

Welcome to the Poppystamps blog! Lezlye here with some elegant inspiration.

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I love using gold paper to make an elegant card. I used the Bonney Stem die for my focal image andding texture with and embossing folder and different levels of intrest. I used some foam squares to mount the sentiment circle, where I used a rub on to convey my message.

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This combination is perfect for an elegant card or for a 50th wedding Anniversary Card. I hope you enjoyed my post today. Be sure and visit www.poppystamps.com to see all of the other fabulous dies available!

Lezlye Signature copy

Tue 21

Caring Hearts Card Drive

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The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. But during this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive is hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly in nursing homes. And we here at Poppystamps are so proud to sponsor this worthwhile effort! 

Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it.

Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014.

Tue 21

Glitter Ornaments.

Hi everyone pam here.

Trying something a bit different with the Luxe ornaments, I have not tried this before, love the effect of the multi glitter colours, hope you do too..

 

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This is how I did it..you need double sided sticky sheet, mine is
A4. cut with the background die.

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Remove the backing paper a little at a time and sprinkle your colours one at a time..then I removed the backing paper from the reverse side, stuck to card and cut again with the background die.

 

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Adhere the Luxe outline with pva glue.

 

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foam taped baubles  onto the card, added small  blooming poinsettia cut in red and white card.

 

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hope this has given you some idea`s with glitter..  pam.

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Mon 20

Yellow Ornament

Yellow Ornament CUHi friends!  Jeanne here today!  I've been playing around with backrgound dies more lately.  They're a big investment, certainly the more expensive dies, but you have to consider they are large enough to cover an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2") size card, and have lots of versatility.  There are so many things you can do with a background die, other than the obvious cut and layer.  I like to deboss them to create a wonderful embossed look, or leave all the die cut pieces in place for a detailed lacy impression.   You can even make your own stencil with a background die!!! For my card today I wanted to create a contast in color so I removed only some of the die cut pieces. Yellow Ornament Dimension

I thought the card looked too busy with all the pieces punched out so I  cut it again leaving lots of the die cut pieces intact.  The "solid" areas" make a great backdrop for the ornament and floral sprig without them fading into the background.   Make sure you tape them in place on the back, or adhere them to your card base with some glue so they don't fall out!!   I like to add embellishments with adhesive foam tape for some dimension.
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It's easy to make a simple seam binding  bow look fussy just by topping it with a second bow and a button or gem.

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Jeanne Signature copy

 

Sun 19

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

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I have been having such fun playing with the Maple Leaf die.  I'm thinking the possibilities are nearly endless.  I cut the inside using paper I'd created with my alcohol ink refills.  I'd seen a video on YouTube and thought this might be fun.  Well, long story short, I think I must have missed a step or two. The ink did not spread as I'd hoped.  That said.  I think I did make lemonade from lemons as in the end, I am satisfied with the paper color I'd created.  I cut the Maple Leaf die a second time this time from gold mirror card stock and that is what I used for the outline.  I mounted the leaf die onto a piece of brown cardstock that I'd embossed using a brick embossing folder. And mounted this piece to another peice of gold mirror stock, which I then mounted to the base.  Using the Thank You So Much rubber stamp, I embossed it in gold and that's how I made the front of this card. 

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And now on to the inside.  I die cut the Leaf Silhouette and mounted it on the white card stock.  I die cut the Maple leaf border and used one of the leaves in the upper right hand corner.  I wanted to leave lots of room to write my thank you note.  So, now you know how I made this card and honestly, this was so very easy.  And it's also flat, so it won't break the bank when I post it. 

I hope my card inspires you and if it does.....please leave a comment, and I'll check out what you've created. 

Until next time.....

Mary Signature copy

 

Sat 18

Toasty Warm

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It's a toasty warm fire! I have wanted to feature this card ever since this adorable Fireplace Logs and Warm and Cozy Fire first came out from Poppystamps! It's one of my favorites. I had the campfire idea for a while when we received some notes from Dave, the creator of Memory Box and Poppystamps.  Dave has so many great ideas, and he happened to mention the fire and logs combo would make a great card, with sticks and marshmallows added in with puffy paint. I haven't tried the puffy paint, but lately I have been experimenting with foamies! Poppystamps steel craft dies can cut just about anything and I've tried a lot--styrofoam plates, flattened aluminim cans, felt, wool, burlap, shiny wrapping paper, pieces of leather, even the thinnest vellum and textured papers. I love their versatility! So, thanks, Dave, for the great inspiration AND the great dies you create!

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The fire and logs were created with Warm and Cozy Fire and Fireplace Logs. The smoky grey backgound is the swirly Luxe Background! The branches were created with Berry Sprig, and the round marshmallow dots are from an old-school hand held paper hole puncher. It makes the perfect fall fire scene.

Live your life in color!

Michele Signature copy

 

Fri 17

HELLO, MINI NOTEBOOK!!!!

HOLA CHICAS!!!!!! :)

In these days, I have done many mini notebooks :) I love to do it because are a beautiful gift and If I use my Poppystamps diecuts, I do a special gift because the mini notebooks are very very pretty, looooookkkkkk :)

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I take all parts of my diecuts hehehe (negative and positive), I never want to throw anything!!! hehehe

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I thing that my mini notebooks are magical, maybe we can use it, for wonderful and beautiful notes hehehe, maybe little secrets hehehe

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I like 3D, enhancement or relief do a project with movement, your elements come to life!!!! What about my Hello???? hehehe4I love all styles in Paper Crafting, I don´t know  wich is mine, but I love full color, something contrast! 

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If do you like my project for today, leave me a message :) I love read you!!!!!! 

Visit our site online!!!!! You can choose Poppystamps diecuts for any type of project!!! :)

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