Thu 05

Easter Time with Poppystamps!

 

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Hello friends!

After a long cold winter I am so looking forward to spring, Easter and some flowers! I have created a cute Easter card here using some of the beautiful new Spring dies from Poppystamps!

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For this card, I started with a white card stock panel 4 x 5 1/4 inches. I used the Modern Fantasy Flowers stencil from Memory Box and sponged some green dye ink in the lower part and used some blue on the upper part of the stencil. I kept my sponging very light and I didn't go all the way toward the edge. I just wanted a very soft and subtle background. 

Next, I assembled my egg. I first cut out two of the Ribbon and Bow Eggs out of white card stock. Next, I sponged some color, pink, purple and blue, on a plain piece of card stock and then cut the egg die out of that again. 

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I placed a bit of painter's tape on the back of the white egg to hold all the pieces in and then glued the sponged pieces onto the white egg. I then glued just the white outline of the other white egg down over it. I did the exact same thing to create the flowers, using the Garden Bouquet die, sponging pink, purple and blue inks on various scraps of paper. 

I then cut out three of the Leafy Sprig die and glued those down flat to my stenciled piece. I then added foam tape to the egg and flowers and adhered them over the leafy sprigs.

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I hope you have enjoyed my process of creating a lovely Easter card! Have a wonderful day!

Kay :)

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Tue 03

Quick tutorial for Easter card

Hi,

Today I would like to show you a quick tutorial for Easter card.

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Pictures shows whole process step by step.

This time I used those funny, vivid colors which brings freshness of the Spring. I really love this easter bunny die.  It will be my favourite die for Easter this year. I cut eggs and decorated them with semi-pearls and liquid pearls.

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Thanks for visiting my tutorial,

Have a good day,

 

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Mon 02

Ashby Corner

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Jeanne here today!  Thanks for stopping by!  I've been having fun playing with the new Ashby Corner die and wanted to share this one with you!   The die has so many possibilities.  I'm smitten with inlay designs because they are flat and postal friendly.
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Here are easy step by step instructions to make your own.

1.)  Create a card from white card stock.
2.)  Cut  a slightly smaller panel of dark yellow cardstock  and adhere it to the card base.
 3.)  Cut a slightly smaller panel of light yellow cardstock, secure the die in the corner with removable tape, and die cut.
4.)  Remove the die cut and attach this panel to the card base.  Note:  Reserve cut pieces to assemble the design in the next step.
5.)  Cut the Ashby corner from white card stock and secure with adhesive in the light yellow card stock panel.  Adhere some of the light yellow panel pieces to complete your design.  You can omit pieces you prefer to leave open. 
6.)  Embellish with a sentiment and sequins.
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I love how the darker card stock peeks through the openings and adds so much color to the layout!  The yellow and white colors remind me of summer!
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I hope you will give this one a try!  It's  a fun technique and you can link up your projects to the challenge this month too!!   You can always see the latest challenge by clicking on the challenge tab at the top of the page.
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Sun 01

Poppystamps Challenge #6 Through My Window

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On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.  

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge - February 2015 -  "My Love" is Diane H.

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The random winner of the monthly prize is Juilien Jiang!

Please contact me at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   You can enter as many times as you like, and you are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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Challenge #6 - March 2015 - Through My Window

Some days it feels like winter is here to stay.  Are you looking out the window dreaming of when you'll be able to sit outside again?    Our challenge this month is "Through My Window".  This could be a project featuring one of our window dies,  a scene of what you see out your window (or are wishing you'd see out your window), or even  a die cut "window"  or "frame" (shaker cards anybody?)    Just make sure you include at least one Poppystamps image on your design!

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  You can read more about their designs by clicking on their names and jumping to their blogs.

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Now it's you're turn - but first let me provide a little more inspiration... the prize this month...

 

So what are you waiting for?  We can't wait to see your projects!
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Sat 28

Delicate stepper card.

 

Hello everyone Pam here today..

Sharing a stepper card with you today,  delicate colours  and  the beautiful  "Delicate Mum" Poppy stamp new die.

 

 

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I started with the background, using memory box  "Hearts heart confetti stencil" , using  Sparkle  gel medium through the stencil....dabbed  a touch of distress ink "Tattered rose" on the  glitter hearts when dry..

also inked and glittered the edges. 

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After I cut two  poppy die Delicate mum, using a palette knife on my glass mat (or craft sheet) I used the sparkle medium to spread on these blooms ,   it is a rough texture compared with glue and glitter. so holds it shape..

Tiny decorative heart top  left .. I cut three from Open studio "Cross stitch My heart" die, score in the middle of each, join together with glue.

Stick pins I made myself, placed these  in loopy bow of seam binding, pearl heart to finish.

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I just added Love as a sentiment.. I can use this card for many occasions.. Wedding..Birthday..etc 

Dry embossed in a folder two side panels and added pearls.

Thank you for calling today...hope you have a wonderful day..Pam 

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Fri 27

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Amy Tsuruta from Tsuruta Designs organized another amazing blog hop for all you Coffee Lovers out there!  She's asking folks to play along making projects inspired by their favorite drinks.  It doesn't have to be coffee!  My personal favorite is iced tea - but on a cold winter day I won't complain if you serve it to me steaming hot!  
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Amy wants us all to "think spring" so I made my design in soft pastels!  I started with a white card stock base.  I topped that with a slightly smaller light blue cardstock panel.  Next I trimmed two panels - mint and pink, taped them together on the reverse side,  and die cut the stacked teapot die.  
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I  inlayed all the colored pieces inside the teapots.  After deciding it looked too "flat" I cut the teapot die 4 more times from white card stock and adhered them one on top of the other to add some dimension.  I used a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen to get those little small edges glued down flat. 
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The "hello sentiment is cut from the Hello Word Balloon Die.   All that was left was the frosting on the cake - a sprinkle of sequins and a bit of gold washi. 
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OK now for the part you've been waiting for.  Poppystamps is offering two of these Stacked Teapot dies as prizes.   Amy will be awarding one winner from all the Coffee Lovers Hop Participants, and Poppystamps will be awarding the second winner from this blog.  Just leave a comment by March 6 and we'll post the winner on March 8!  
[1157] DIES- Teapot StackGood luck and happy hopping!!  You can view the entire list of participants, and sponsors here.  You can also link up your own creation on Amy's blog for more chances to win!
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Thu 26

So Long ...

Hi everyone!  Sherry H. here with my final post as a member of the Poppystamps Design Team. It has been such an honor to be a part of this wonderful team of talented ladies.  And although I’m leaving, I won’t be going far, as I’ve been given an opportunity to be a member of the Memory Box Design Team, so really, I’ll be just “next door”.  I’m excited about this new adventure, and hope you’ll look for me there!

My card features one of my favorites, the “An Apple a Day” die, which I think is so versatile.

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I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75” x 5”, and sponged Worn Lipstick and Shabby Shutters distress inks through the Memory Box Texture Splatter stencil approximately two-thirds of the way down.  I added that piece with foam tape to the card base.  I cut the tag from one of the smaller dies in the Open Studio Rectangle Layers set, and used a corner punch at the top. I then sponged Scattered Straw distress ink through the Texture Mesh stencil for the backround, and also sponged the edges.  I cut white and green apples from the An Apple a Day die, and chose three of the larger ones.  I sponged Dried Marigold on the white ones, and shaded them with Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick.  On the green apple, I sponged Shabby Shutters ink and shaded it with Peeled Paint.  To give that little shaded dent at the top of the apple, I lightly sponged Frayed Burlap just below the stem, and also on the stem itself.  I added Peeled Paint ink to the leaves and adhered them to the stems.  I then highlighted the applies with a glitter brush.  (The glitter shows much better on the full view.)

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I adhered the apples with foam tape as shown. The “Thanks” is a word sticker from my stash.  I punched a hole at the top of the tag for the lime green ribbon, and adhered the assembled piece with foam tape to the front.  I scattered sequence and some green gem stones to finish it off, and there you have it!

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Again, I’ve so enjoyed being a part of this team.  And remember, I’ll be just one click away!  Sherry H Signature copy

Thu 26

A Day at the Beach

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Are you ready to forget about all this snow and head off to the warm Gulf? Don't forget your beach chair as you make your way to the sugar sands of our great Gulf coast!

To create this bright little beach scene, I started with the tiny swirling waves from the Marina Sailboats. I took the thin die and used a little blue tape to hold it in place. After the first cut, I moved the die over and lined it up carefully to create one long continuous wave, then repeated the process for every layer of ocean.

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The rest was just adding the very tiny details that create a big impact! I made a little beach chair with the Canvas Beach Chair. I added the Carnival Food Cart, and used the wheel from the cart to create the pretty yellow sun in the sky. The clouds are from the High Flying Kites, and the little pink kite and tails too! Finally, what would be a day at the beach without a big fish spotting! I used a little fish tail from the Aquarium Fish to make a whale of a tale out at sea!

Putting all the teeny tiny pieces together (get out your craft tweezers) was a lot of fun! Poppystamps makes it so easy to mix and match all the dies too! You can make your own beach scene like this one, or try adding a sailboat, or a few more kites on a cloudy day. Imagine your perfect beach holiday!

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Thanks for dropping by today!

Live your life in color!

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Wed 25

Love

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here.

Today, I made shaker card with Josefina Butterfly & Love Word Balloon Dies.
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Josefina Butterfly Die is the perfect size to make shaker card, even look elegant on a standard size card.

To create my card, 1) I blended on the white cardstock with Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry using mini blending tool at first. 2) I cut Josefina Butterfly Die out of the ombre coloured panel. 3) I affixed acetate back side of the panel and then put some different coloured beads, silver heart shaped sequins behind the butterfly window. 4) I cut Love Word Balloon Die out of the rest of the coloured piece and then took just 'Love' word from diecut and then adhered the 'Love' word diecut to front of the window using dimensional foam tape. 5) The stitches and sparkly clear sequins were the finishing touches.

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I wanted to keep the card simple also added to the elegance!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!
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Tue 24

Happy Birthday Rainbow

 

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Hello friends!

i have a bright and colorful card to share with you today! In these last days for winter, I find myself gravitating to bright spring and summery colors, in hopes that the warmer temps will be here soon!

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This was a very quick and easy card to put together and would be perfect for a boy or girl. 

I first started with a  piece of watercolor paper 4 x 5 1/4 size. Using Distress inks, at the top, I sponged  Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Peacock Feathers at the very bottom.  Next, I cut out two of the Vintage Happy Birthday dies, glued them together and then glued them down to my sponged piece.

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Next, I cut the Heart Balloons out of white card stock and also again out of  a small piece of watercolor paper that I had blended some Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord on. I glued the white piece onto my sponged piece then took just the heart from the piece I had cut from the blended piece and glued it over the white heart with foam tape. Lastly I glued the whole panel down to a top folded A2 size card base.

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I hope you have enjoyed learning how to create a bright and fun birthday card with Poppystamps dies!

Have a wonderful day!

Kay :)

 

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