Fri 01

Poppystamps Challenge #22 -

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  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 Tic Tac Toe challenge is Karen Letchworth who used Yellow, Twine and a Flower on her design for a diagonal match.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Donna.

Please contact me (jeanne) 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.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

0716 copySSCB#22 Fly Away With Me!  Are you ready for a summer escape?  Let's have a little time out - even if it's just a quick day dream!  What's your happy place?  We're looking for projects that take you away to another place!    Maybe you'll fly off on butterfly wings, or jump on a jet plane.  How about visiting the city or maybe someplace tropical and exotic!  The choice is yours!  Just make sure you use at least ONE Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project!

Need a little inspiration?  Check out these beauties from our design team!  You can  click on their names to jump to their blogs to get more details about their projects! 

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Michele Henderson

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little motivation?   How about this sweet prize for one random player?  These are from the new 2016 Holiday Release that's hitting the stores this month!  You won't want to miss this!!  We're kicking off a blog blitz on July 6 showing the new products and giving you a chance to win on every single post!  

You have until Midnight July 29 to link up your designs here!  

Thanks for playing!

 

Tue 28

Flourish Blooms
by Yoonsun Hur

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here!

Today I'm sharing with you my card with so beautiful Flourish Blooms stamp set & Daphne Butterfly die - I LOVE flowers and butterflies!!!
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To create the card, I stamped the flowers from the Flourish Blooms set on the bottom part of watercolour paper panel with warm colours first, and then lightly coloured around the stamped areas with Worn Lipstick Distress ink using a wet paint brush. I added some red ink splatters. Next, I die cut the butterflies from white card stock using the Daphne Butterfly and Butterfly Sprinkles dies. I mounted the panel on an A2 sized white card base using double-sided tape first, and then decorated the butterflies on top of the card using dimensional foam tape. For the sentiment, I used the Hope and Thanks stamp set.

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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!!
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Mon 27

Bird in a Boat
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Today I've got a really sweet CAS style card for you! I was looking over some of my favorite Poppystamps photopolymer clear stamps for a fun summer image, and I found this tiny boat from the Fawning Over You set! It's so darling! I love the sentiment too, from the Into the Words set!

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After I finished the tiny boat card, I set it aside and began working on this little blue bird, the Small Chickadee, for my next card. I said to myself, "Hey, this little boat is just his size!"

I love the idea that this little guy is doing his own thing!

As a Poppystamps designer, one of the things I love most is how easy it is to mix and match stamps and dies, and how easy it is to create cards in almost every style of card making!

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There's so much going on over here you won't want to miss a thing! We've got great inspiration and ideas in so many beautiful styles, and even challenges and blog candy too! A little birdie told me something big is right around the corner! Check back every day and see if it floats your boat!

Thanks for joining us today!

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Sat 25

Daphne Bloom
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here to share this beautiful Poppystamps die "Daphne Bloom" could not resist using this die again.

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Unusually colour Green for me to use, but I think it looks summery with teamed with Cream

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Close up for you to see the flower and colours. 

 

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This Green card has a leather look to it, which I have distressed with a sanding block! also distressed side panels I dry embossed in a folder.

On this Stepper card, I have decorated with Poppystamps  dies "Heart Swoosh"..  "Stitched main Street Tags"..   ect.. 

Ribbon and pearls. quick card to make this design!.

Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely day..Pam x

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Fri 24

Baby Thank You
by Sue McRae

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Sue here with a sweet and simple baby thank you card.

I started out by die cutting and layering the tag frame 5 times, adhering it to the square layer and adding the sentiment.

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The cute alphabet blocks were cut from three different shades of paper and attached with foam squares.

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I used the Pinpoint Rectangle Layers for the yellow panel (don't you just love those tiny holes all around the edge?) and took a small image from the new Flower Patch Stamp set and stamped it randomly with yellow ink for a subtle background pattern. The thank you sentiment was stamped with black ink and clear heat embossed.

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I added everything onto a yellow card base and finished off with a twine bow.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thu 23

Celebration Time
by Lezlye Lauterbach

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A Fourth Of July Themed Card for you today. I was trying to think ahead on this one. I cut three different colors and then placed the pieces in to create my pattern.I used washi tape to hold my little pieces. (this was a bit difficult and tedious, but the result is worth it!) You could easily change it up for any season you wish, just change the paper choices. My sentiment is a sticker I had in my stash.

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Wed 22

HOPING TO SEE YOU SOON...
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I am so very in love with the new baby diecuts of Poppy!!!!!!! Really in loveeeeee, look!!!!

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I made a tag so sweet :) Beautiful details like mini flowers and pearls, adorn my project!!!! Of course all is Poppy diecuts and Poppy Stamps!!!!!

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Funny and little rabbit always accompanies me hehehe I love him :)

IMG_1752The stitches of my tags are so pretty!!!!! These tags are my favorite!!!!! I added some glitter and all is perfect!!!! hehehe

Thanks for joining me today!!!!!!

I want to read a pretty comment and don't forget visit our Online Store!!!!

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Mon 20

Superstar Sash Celebration
by Jeanne Jachna

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Summer celebrations are in full swing!  I'm seeing graduation and pool parties all over the neighborhood.   I'm even hearing fireworks throughout the night - my poor dog!  I almost made this card red white and blue to celebrate the 4th, but I couldn't resist adding a rainbow of color instead! 
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Have you seen the new "sash" style dies yet?  They only cut across the top and bottom of the die - they remain attached on either end.  These are great for just slipping a colorful sheet of card stock behind to let the die take center stage!   I cut the Superstar Sash four times across the front panel of my card.  I alternated the cut direction - flipping the die on every other cut so  some have the loop facing up, and others have the loop facing down.

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I colored the rainbow panel with Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design.  To get that splotchy effect I pressed the paper between two large acrylic blocks I use for stamping and let them dry in between them.
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I embellished my card with gold glitter stars cut from the same die (The Superstar Sash).  They add just the right amount of sparkle!
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I double cut the "Decor Celebrate" die - once from gold glitter paper, and once from gold foil.  I stacked them to make the sentiment bolder and easier to read.
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This is so fun and colorful - it looks party ready doesn't it?
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Thu 16

Rainbow colors
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans.

For todays inspiration I want to show you colorful and optimistic card. Firstly I made a background using butterfly mask from Memory box and distress inks of Tim Holtz. I mixed 5 colors of inks to get this fantastic motive - vivid , very summer'colors which brings memories of Spanish fiesta.

Next I painted pieces of color with Ecoline water inks and then I cut out those butterflies you can see at the top. Below that I added turquise birthday wishes. 

Card is going to one of my friend and I hope that weekend party  will be so colorful!

 

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Thank you for stopping by.Have a wonderfu day.

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Wed 15

Climbing Roses
by Olga Direktorenko

Roses and lattices are meant to be together so for this summer project I have combined the stamped roses with a die cut lattice to create some interesting dimensional effects. There is also some partial die cutting involved!

The VIDEO below shows all the creative process from beginning to end:

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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