Fri 27

Flower Patch
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Are you falling in love with all these amazing new Poppystamps Clear Stamps? Today I'm sharing my very favorite, Flower Patch!

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I was so excited when I opened this set, I immediately began to play around with the images, trying different leaf and petal combinations. The possibilities are endless! I finally decided to create two crisp, summery one layer stamped tags!

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For my round tag, I layered rose petals and the Thank You sentiment. It reminds me of an embroidery pattern or a watercolor swatch - -vintage and modern at the same time!

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For my second tag, I focused on the tiny blooms and leaves, creating a little meadow full of wildflowers! I added "Make Today Amazing" as the sentiment. All of these images are from the same Flower Patch stamp set.

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The Flower Patch stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Flower Patch Die Set! I can't wait to use these again and again!

We are showing you all the new stamp sets this week, from May 25-31. All you have to do is leave a comment for your chance to win one of these beautiful designs! You need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you would like to enter. One winner will be chosen at random from each of the posts to receive the stamp set featured on that post. You have until June 2, 12:00 midnight US EST to leave comments. Winners will be announced June 4!

Today's prize: Flower Patch Stamp Set

Thanks for joining us today! Be sure to stop back in every day for more inspiration and ideas and a chance to win!

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Thu 26

Second Day of the Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi and welcome to the second day of the mini May Blog Blitz, where we are showing you some of the new stamps with matching dies!

For a chance to win this Flower Patch Set, just leave a comment by June 2 and we will announce the winners on June 4th!

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Isn’t this stamp set beautiful! It has so many blooms , leaves and options! I tried to use most of them on my card, but there are still more! I love this set , I have to admit I couldn’t stop myself with the layering, maybe added too many :) I also used Memory Box Postage Square Layers and a bit of Wink of Stella.

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 Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to comment. God Bless You!

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Wed 25

Mini Stamps Blog Blitz Begins - No Truffle
by Jeanne Jachna

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You picked a great day for a visit!  We're starting another blog blitz ! That's right!  This week we'll be showing you the newest STAMPS and coordinating die sets from Poppystamps!  And yes!  There is a prize on every single post starting with this one!  Today I'm showing the No Truffle At All set!  This stamp set features .. you guessed it.. mushrooms.   There's lots of fun accessories to build a scene including flowers, grass and a cute little snail!  I had to laugh at those eyes!  There's even several punny sentiments to choose from that will have you smiling too! 
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I created the background for this card by using the Stitched Landscapes die as a mask.  I inked in grass with distress ink, and then flipped the mask over and inked in the sky.   Next I die cut a few Fluffy Clouds, stamped some grass and the sentiment.
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The coordinating die set has a die cut for each of the images in the set.  I stamped the images with Memento Ink, colored them with Copics and then die cut them.  Some of the images I adhered directly to the card base, for others I used adhesive foam tape to give a little dimension.
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The finishing touch was a sprinkle of butterflies.  
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I wanted to create a scene that was completely flat - to show that you can make a fun scene even if you don't want to invest in the coordinating die cuts.  This was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copics. 
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Ok here's the details you want to read..    We're just showing the new stamps this week -  May 25 - 31.  If you'd like a chance to win one of the new sets you need to leave a comment.  You need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.  One winner will be chosen at random from each of he posts to receive the stamp set featured on that post.     You have until Midnight 12 am US EST June 2 to leave comments.   Winners will announced on June 4.

Today's prize..   The No Truffle At All Stamp Set.  

Good luck and thanks as always for being the best crafty friends ever! 
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Tue 24

Celebrate
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps blog! Today is my Mother's 78th Birthday! SO I made her this card using Pippystamps Dies and a memory box stencil.

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It's so much fun to use a stencil and white ink on a dark cardstock, very eye popping and creating your own back ground! I layered blue and whit sentiments for a shadowed effect. 

All the balloons were cut out and layered with foam tape for dimension with foam squares. Strings were glued behind each balloon. A different idea would be to tie the strings on each balloon end. I  trimmed the tops of the balloons that were hanging over the card edge.

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Have a great Day!

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Tue 24

Summertime
by Michele K. Henderson

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Summertime, and the living is easy! Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a card that has been on my mind all week! I have just returned from a glorious trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and summer is on my mind! This is the perfect card for your friends down South, because this is exactly how we Southerners like to spend our hot summer days, on a welcoming chair under a shady tree!

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This card was very easy to make, even though it looks detailed and a little fussy. The new Weeping Willow Archway does all the work for you! I added the Weeping Willow Branches behind the frame in the darker green to give the tree a little more depth. The Gentle Wave Collage gave me a nice little artsy hill, so my Left and Right Cafe Chairs weren't quite hovering in the air. The finishing touch is the little coral bird from the Serendipity Bird Frame.

Check out even more great inspiration and ideas from our Poppystamps design team, and play along with our current challenge, Pretty in Pink!

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Thanks for joining us today! Check back soon for more surprises coming this week!

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Mon 23

Birthday for Dad.
by Pam Simpson

Hi crafty friends, wish our UK weather would make it`s mind up.. we are getting  a mix of Summer and Autumn days!.

My card today is not one I like to make the "Dreaded Male" card..but had a go..lol

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This card is flat for posting.

Outer frames are from my bit box.... I cut the Poppystamps "Boddington Cottage" die with grey card, extended the width to fit in the frame..next using white card  I cut the "Stick frame boarder"  adhered to the base  as shown, I then cut   "Park Bench" inked this with blue ink adhered to bottom right corner.

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I have used the "Happy Birthday Celebration Frame" for my  "Happy Birthday Dad" cut away the wording from the outer frame,  die cut just the end of birthday to make my Dad.

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To finish  cut  "Quiet Bird Sash"  this stay`s in your card, I cut it away, inked the bird blue, adhered to the top left.  next "Chirping birds"  were placed around.. 

I also splattered ink over the card and added black dots with a permanent pen.

Thank you for stopping by.   Pam x

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Sun 22

Card in a Box

Hi

 Today I would like to show you something completely new.

It is a card as you can fold it to a flat but when you unfold card it  becomes a lovely 'cardbox'. Inside the box I stuck two paper 'bars that I could add flowers in two rows. This gives you huge number of design options. 

Templates for the boxes are available online - search for 'card in a box'. 

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

 

Happy Sunday :)

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Sat 21

Birthday Balloons
by JJ Bolton

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Just stopping in today with a fun birthday card to share!  May is a crazy month of birthdays for our family.  My twin sons, husband, father, sister, and brother-in-law all have birthdays this WEEK!  So this card is very appropriate:)  To make this card, I started off by die cutting the stitched square.  Then I die cut the "birthday wishes" into the square and inlaid it with a metallic gold version.  Just for fun, the square is offset on the card base.  

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Then I die cut a variety of balloons in different colored vellum and arranged them around and behind the square.  Vellum can be tricky to work with, so I try to hide the glue behind card stock pieces or where the vellum overlaps.      

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Fri 20

Wedding card
by Yoonsun Hur

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here!

Today I'm sharing with you my wedding card with the beautiful Daphne Butterfly die.
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It's so easy to make! First, I laid the Tessatina stencil over the panel, put metallic gold paste on a palette knife, then spread it over the stencil. Next, I die cut the floral oval frame and butterfly from white card stock using Daphne Butterfly & Emory Oval Frame dies. Once dry the panel, I mounted all die cuts on the panel using dimensional foam tape. For the sentiment, I stamped the "Fabulous" from Hope and Thanks set on black card stock using embossing ink, white heat embossed, then cut it as a small banner. To finish it off, I embellished a few 4mm rose gold sequins.
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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!!
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Thu 19

Hip Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Isn't the weather just lovely?  I'm still delighted to see GREEN everywhere!  Each day brings a new surprise - a flower blooming or a visit from a bird that has wintered away!  It's like my little corner of the world is coming alive!   I wanted to capture that feeling with vibrant colors on my card today! 
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I created my card base by cutting rows of the rush arrow dies from a white card stock panel.  I have a magnetic plate on my die cut machine so it was easy to space them approximately 1/2" apart.  I cut once, and then ran it through the machine again for each of the cuts.   I made the strips different lengths to add more interest.  When the panel was cut I removed all the die cut pieces and then taped strips of colored card stock to the reverse side of the panel to peek through the openings before adhering it to my card base.
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I double cut the Gingko Branch in dark and light green so it wouldn't fade into that strong background.     I did the same with the hello sentiment - this time adding a cut of gold glitter paper for some sparkle and shine!
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I love the button dies - have you checked them out?  Poppystamps has classic buttons, stars, hearts, and these pretty butterflies that make great accents.  Some even have stitching!  
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I love the rainbow of color!  Wishing you a beautiful day!
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