Thu 02

Hello Butterfly


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Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog! I have been on quite the water-color kick lately! These solid butterflies are perfect for this technique. I used water-color cardstock to cut with the dies. Then I carefully applied my rainbow of colors to them. I added the black outline to the smaller of the three butterflies for a pop. I then used a mat and created the same effect on each side.

 

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 Have  a Great Day!

 

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Wed 01

Announcing.. Poppystamps Challenge #1 - Falloween Fun!

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I'm so excited to share that we're starting a blog challenge.  A new challenge with a central theme will be posted on the first of every month.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along for your chance to win.  

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!

Challenge 1 Falloween Fun copyChallenge #1 - Create a Halloween or Fall project using at least one Poppystamps image. 

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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Spider-Web-FrontJeanne Jachna

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

 
One random winner will receive the Aspen, Maple and Beech Leave dies.    
 
So what are you waiting for?  We'd love to see your Falloween projects!
 
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Tue 30

Rainbow Leaves

Rainbow-Leaves-CUHi Jeanne here today!  I hope you are enjoying beautiful fall weather where ever you are.  I'm near the Chicago area and the scenery is certainly changing.  Pumpkins and Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere, and Mother Nature is doing a little decorating herself.  What a beautiful show of color in the foliage!  
Rainbow-LeavesI inlaid the leaves on this design changing the colors where the leaves overlap.  It was really easy with the new Leaf Silhouette die. I just die cut the base of my card and then inlaid the frame.  I cut the leaves in unexpected colors to add a little bit of fun and yes a little sprinkle of sequins never hurt either!   

TIP: A border punch is a quick and easy way to add color to your layouts - just trim the edge and let your card base peek through!

I've got some great news!  We're starting a new challenge tomorrow and I hope you will come back and play along!
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Mon 29

Cardmaker & Poppystamps Blog Hop Winner

I want to thank everyone so much for all the wonderful comments that were left for the designers during our recent blog hop with CardMaker magazine.    You make our day with your kindness.  

Our lucky winner selected from Pam Simpson's blog was Blanka with this comment. 

Blanka19 September 2014 19:13

Beautiful card!

Congratulations!  

For another chance to win I hope you will join us for our new challenge that begins on October 1 - the theme is Falloween.  Just link up your projects to enter.

Mon 29

Christmas tree

Good morning everyone. Today I want to show you a three cards in three traditional colours.
For the realization of all I used only one die: Large Flourish Tree.

5aa  4aaThe first card has a white panel and green Christmas tree.

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The second card has a white tree and green background.
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and the last of the red Christmas tree.
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All trees have small shiny pearls.
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Thanks for stopping and have a beautiful day!
 
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Sun 28

White Christmas

 

 

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog! Lezlye, here with a white Christmas Card for your inspiration.

 

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I used the Meso background die along with the flocked tree cut in white,  I used a wink of stella glitter pen on the flocked trees where the die dry embosses, it was really hard to capture that in the phot. In person it is a s subtle stunning effect. The meso background is mounted with some thin foam squares for diminsion as well athe top tree. I used the Merry Christmas Background die to add my pop of red title. red enamel dot for the i. These would be easy to mass produce to make your own Christmas Cards.

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Have a great day! Thanks for supporting Poppystamps amazing dies!

 

 

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Sat 27

Butterflies cards

  Hi everyone,

 Let me invite you to my very first inspiration on Poppystamps blog.

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You can clearly see on some of the blogs that we have started Xmas madness already however I decided to do something bit different. 

Main theme of the card are butterflies. I had an idea to use winter  dies – snowflakes border- which is used as a decoration around the circles.

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I stuck snowflake die on the outside of the first circle and stuck another snowflake die inside.

 

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So at the end we have great composition using winter dies in non-winter card.

 

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!

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Sat 27

Frightful!

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                       Hello! I thought I would make a very simple card for my first Poppystams post.  I took the  Scary Background die and embossed it, on shimmery paper. Then I cut it out on black paper and used the letters GRIM and added them to the card. When I cut out my web I only adhered it in a few spots because I wanted the webs to be only slightly tacked down. 

 

 

 

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This is what my card looked like before I added the Grim, 

I think I like the added word.  

 

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This is the sandwich I used to emboss, using the die. Check what your machine recommends.

 

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Even though the spider web is very intricate, it comes out with pure ease! This was very easy to make and its nice and flat for mailing. 

Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog hop card. 

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Fri 26

Clean and Simple

01-outside-whitechristmas copyThree months until Christmas.  Can you believe it?  I don't know about you, but the closer Christmas gets, the more I want cards that are clean and simple.  That was my goal for today.  I started by embossing the background using an embossing folder.  Then I added The Sparkling Snowfake Corner die.  I created the sentiment with the help of my computer.  I layered the Let It Snow stamp to the Classic Ribbon die  and layered it onto the medium size ribbon die.  The snowflake was silver layered onto red using the Christmas Bauble die.  That was quick wasn't it!  

Below is an up-close photo:

03-outside-whitechristmas-sentimentThe inside was super quick.  This sentiment was also made on my computer. 

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The snowflake is from the Christmas Bauble die.  This is becoming a favorite of mine.  I find lots of places to use these little gems. 

Do you want to know about the little Christmas Tree Ornament?  My friend Jenny is working in her grandchildren's class room and she also volunteers with the local 4-H.  She is always looking for easy projects for the kids that will challenge them, but also make a beautiful gift for family members.  She doesn't know I made this yet, but I'm sure it won't be long until I get a call from her!  This is how I made the little tree....

I die cut the Crafty Tree Background 3 times.  I scored each tree down the middle and folded.  I then glued silver cord for hanging and glued each tree to form the 3-D tree you see.  I sprayed the tree with spray glue and dipped it into chunky glitter.  A cute and very easy decoration for their tree.   I'm planning  to make several and decorate my little 3 foot fiber optic tree.  Photos to follow....well, if I get them made. 

I hope you enjoyed learning about my clean and simple card. 

Until next time....Hugs from me to you!

Mary

 

Thu 25

A Gilded Autumn

Hi everyone! Sue here with my first post as a design team member.

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Fall is in full swing here in Canada so I couldn't resist making a leafy card using Gilding Flakes. Gilding Flakes is another name for Metal Leafing/Gold Leafing and it is making a return to the crafty world.  Here' a couple versions of leafing.

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One is loose flakes and the other is a thin sheet.  The leafing will adhere to anything sticky and works really well with dry adhesive.

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For the focal leaf image I added double sided adhesive to my cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Maple Leaf Die.  I peeled off the release paper, covered the sticky surface with the metal leaf flakes and burnished it into the card stock.  I just love the variegated colours on the leaf, so pretty and if you look closely you can still see the embossed veins on the leaf.

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For my background I die cut a bunch of leaves from kraft card stock using the Maple Leaf Border Die and I adhered them to kraft card stock.  It's a subtle look and adds some great texture to the card.

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I also added double sided adhesive to the edges of the card base and gilded those as well.  Since there's quite a bit of metallic shimmer I decided to keep the card simple and just added some silk ribbon that I dyed with Distress Inks.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!