Wed 18

Challenge Reminder: Birthday Party
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

This is a  challenge reminder!!!!!

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I invite you to participate in this challenge!!! It's really cool with a theme that we all like: Birthday Party!!!!

I made a card/tag jiji really vibrant and happy!!!!

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I use a lot Poppy diecuts and beautiful Poppy stamps!!!!!

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I use golden aper for my stars!!!! I cut a border really cute and I put glitter!!!!

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I  integrated a shaker with beautiful sequins, this is something that I really liked!!!!

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What about the "top"???? With butterflies and more glitter!!!! I made my own embellishment jijiji 

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With Poppy, diecuts and stamps, ideas flow in my head so quickly!!!! jijiji

Remember: 

 The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  

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Tue 17

Birthday Wishes.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone,  delicate colour birthday card today.

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Cream colour for the card, delicate shading using distress ink "Spun Sugar".

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Cut three "Daisy Frames" in cream card. 

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I have used. "Stitchwork Square frames" largest size,  "Double Stitched Circle Frames" smallest size.

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Adhere the other two "Daisy Frames" on the reverse side.

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3d foam tape as shown for depth.

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How I stamped the sentiment on my small circle, using my Misty.

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finished stamping.

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Using dies from my stash....card base 7"x 7" 3/4" frame, using these dies. I decided it looked to bland! I then used distress ink "Spun Sugar" love this delicate pink.

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Card now ready for the decorations.

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Pink seam binding bow, pearls and glitter gems,  green Pine twig stems.

Thank you for stopping by and would love comment to know you called Pam x.

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Mon 16

Summer Wishes
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us here on the Poppystamps blog today! Today I am sharing two versions of a sweet Summer card that features three different techniques. Some of you may be "old pros" at this, but for others, these simple techniques might be something you have always wanted to try, but never quite had the time. These hot, humid summer days are the perfect time to add a new spin to your stamping!

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I used the pretty Peony Stems and Blossom clear polymer stamps to create the same card design using two different easy breezy techniques. The first card was colored with copic markers, and the second card was painted with pearlescent watercolors available at most craft stores. 

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Each card began the same way. After cutting out a card base panel, I then cut the Best Wishes Folksy Script in pretty shiny silver foil, and arranged the stamps and the sentiment in the pattern I was going to stamp on my paper. I thought I would add a lot more leaves and vines that would sort of "tumble" down the page, but I decided that pretty peony made a beautiful focal point and kept the design simple.

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I stamped the flowers in silver ink, one image at a time, then covered the image with silver embossing powder, shook off the excess powder, then heated the image until the silver powder turned into a firm and shiny outline. Both cards were created the same way.

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Once the image was completely dry, I colored the flowers with a few copic markers. You don't need a lot of markers to create pretty images with a little bit of shading. Whatever you try will look bright and beautiful!

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Once my flowers were colored with the copics, I glued the card to the folded base, added the Best Wishes Folksy Script, and finished it off with a few sequins. I then painted my second card with watercolor paints, let them dry, and finished the card in the same way. Two different cards, with two very different looks!

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You may be new to embossing, copics, or watercolors, but Poppystamps images are all so adorable and sharp that it's easy to experiment, even for beginners! Give it a try and show us what you create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Sun 15

Daisy Frame Notepad Holder & Handmade Notepad
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I've been having so much fun with the Daisy Frame from the new release!  Today I'll share how I made a notepad holder from clear acetate, along with a notepad made from gingham paper from Birchpress Design.  

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The gingham papers are perfect for this project.  They are gorgeous, light colors with a perfect thickness; not too heavy and not too light.  This makes it even easier to make notepads that look sharp.  I had no idea how simple padding compound is to use, and I'll show how to use it in the video below.

The notepads were made using an assortment of paper colors, so each time a page is used, the color of the next piece is revealed through the clear acetate, creating different looks!

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Here's a full tutorial video on how to make these fun notepads and holders:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Sat 14

Sweet Wishes Friend
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and today I'm sharing a card and a technique using your dies to create a stencil.

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It's aways a plus to get extra mileage from your dies, here's how I did just that.

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Poppy's new die, Winged Bird Collage is perfect for this technique. I die cut the bird image from a scrap of vellum, and inked it with Ranger's Distress Oxide Inks, on a piece of watercolor cardstock.

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I added some Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray, which really brings out the intensity of the Distress Oxide Inks.

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Here's a closeup of the watercolored panel that's been inked and Shimmer sprayed.

Hope you enjoyed this post today, and hope you give this technique a try. It's always fun to try new things!

Hope your day is extra crafty!

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Fri 13

Clear Summer Tag
by Olga

Hello there and thank you for stopping by! 

The project I have created today is a completely see-through summer themed tag. I have used some of my favorite techniques here including embossing the acetate. I remember when I first saw embossed acetate I was just astonished by how simple and genius this idea is. You just put it inside the folder exactly like a piece of paper and send it through the machine. The effect is simply stunning to me. I keep admiring it each time just like the first time! 

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Another technique that always makes a huge difference is layering die cuts. It's a great way to really make your project a 3D one. And it is ridiculously simple. Yes, it takes a little bit more time but totally worth it!

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Below is a video tutorial with step by step instructions on how to put this tag together.

Thanks again for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!

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Wed 11

Challenge Reminder: Birthday Party!
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy fans! There's a new challenge on the Poppystamps blog, and you who enjoy making birthday or other celebration cards, this challenge is for you!

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My Birthday Wishes card was so much fun to make. Let me show you why.

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I used the new Leafy Vine Collage with Best Wishes Folksy die and created my card with Magicals powder.

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I ordered my Magicals on Amazon. It's a powder in a small jar, that goes on deceptively plain (shook from a paintbrush), and when water is spritzed on, transformed into the magical background you see. My Double Stitch Rectangular Frames were cut 4 times for depth and glued together.

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Plenty of script words to choose from among the Poppystamps sets. Mine is from Magic and Sparkle.

Are you ready to win some shopping at the Poppystamps store? 

Come play along all month!

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Tue 10

Daisy Frame Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a beautiful day!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Daisy Frame die.  
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The die is cut from white card stock and layered over a distress ink covered panel.  I wanted to put yellow where the flowers would be, green for the leaves, and blue skies in the center.  I started by inking the center with Tumbled Glass distress ink.  To avoid lines I inked the center with a stencil brush.  It lightly applies the ink so it takes a while to get good coverage.   I inked up the floral areas with Squeezed Lemonade from the outer edges.  Next I added Twisted Citron between the yellow corners.  It's always start with the lightest color and then add the darker shade gradually.  It's easier to add a little more color than to try to remove it later!
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A Folksy Hello Script die made a simple sentiment, and a scatter of Stitched Fluttering Butterflies cut from gold glitter paper adds some sparkle and shine.
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I added a Stitchwork Square Frame to give the card a finished look.
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I hope you find some time to create today! 
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Finished Size 4.5 x 4.5"

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Mon 09

Shimmery Shaker
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello again! Marybeth here a with a shimmery shaker card using the new Poppystamps : Delicate Branch Collage along with Sending Scribbles Clear Stamp .

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Below I have a few step by step pictures.

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I covered up the branches using the negative of the die then lightly shaded the frame with a brush for a smoother look over the watercolor paper.

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I watercolored the branches with a water pen and Zig pens, careful not to let the water run onto the sides of the frame.

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Before taping fun foam to the back I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the branches . Make sure your fun foam is at the very edge of the opening so the sequins don't fall to the bottom, where you won't see them. I filled the back up with sequins, placed my stamped back panel to the card then placed to my card base.

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 Not the prettiest picture above but you get the idea. The backside doesn't have to be perfect in fact I tape and cut the fun foam as needed. For me the Fun Foam seems to lay nicer than the foam tape. Your choice either one works.

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I loaded this one up with lots of sequins , hope you like it!

Thank you for the visit.

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Sun 08

Perched Bird Collage..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, how about this card design for a male recipient.

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CAS (clean and simple) no ribbon or flowers. Plus a very easy card to make.

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I have used Double Stitched Circle Frame by Poppystamps.. with the New Perched Bird Collage die. as shown

The die cuts as shown, I then adhered this to a brown circle die cut.

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I have done a bit of shading and white detail is from a white gel pen. I have sat the bird onto Poppystamps "Berry Twig"  which I added a few lemon pearls.. "Best Wishes" Folksy Script, cut in green card, then shadowed with brown card.

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Main card finished size 7"x 7"..I have placed the topper circle onto two mats of cream and brown square card..

This bird really looks like our UK house sparrow...

Thank you for stopping by today Pam x..

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