Mon 29

Summer flowers

Hello everyone.
Irena here, with summer card.
For my card I used some floral dies: Bonney Stem, Weeping Willow Branches.
She added: Hello, from a set of Greeting tags.  

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I love summer, and you?  Thanks for stopping in today!

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Sun 28

Flowers and Butterflies.

 

Hello everyone Pam here today.

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Not my normal colors on this card Blue & Gold.. I wanted to use Gold embossing Paste through  part on a stencil and while wet I added micro beads for texture, this I did first of all and built my card around it..

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Beautiful sheen this Gold Paste hard to capture in a photo!.. 

This blue glittered flower from an early release  is Poppystamps "Delicate Mum" die,  used two in the center of the panel with "Lorelai leaf" edges ink with Distress ink  Stormy Sky.

 

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Butterflies I colored with "Wink of Stella pens"  glitter orange  &  glitter gold.

In the frame I cut four Open Studio "Stitched Country Borders"  inked the edges and adhered to the inside panel.   

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Thank you for calling by.. happy crafting  Pam x.

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Sat 27

WITH POPPY STAMPS, ALWAYS HAPPY :)

HOLA CHICAS!!!!

With Poppystamps, always we bring for you great projects!!! Today, I'm happy because I made a wonderful layout!!!!! ( That's what I say ) hehehe...

Many diecuts pretty and cute!!!! Look!!!!

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A lotttt of buttons adorn my layout!!!! I use tags too, all of Poppystamps, of course!!!!

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Do you see the glitter??? the letters look spectacular!!!!!

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Did you see the brick wall??? With Poppystamps I do not need more!!! Only diecuts!!!!

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See the list below for identify all diecuts that I use!!!!!  Look Butterfly!!!!! Is a diecut really beautiful!!!!!!DSC_0001Red hearts and red letters are "diamond foam", with Poppystamps diecuts, you can cut it in foam, felts, paper, cork and moreeee :)

I hope you liKe my project and leave me beautiful messages hehehe

Thanks AMIGAS!!!!

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Fri 26

My Go To Birthday Die

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I don't know if you have "Go To" dies, but I sure do.  Birthdays seem to sneak up on me, and sometimes I just don't have much time to create.  This die is the PERFECT die for those rush days.  I made the base of this card 5 x6.  This gave me a bit of extra space for frames and ribbon.  I die cut the Happy Birthday background using a black glitter paper and before you ask....it cut like butter.  

I placed the die cut piece onto a silver glitter paper that was cut slightly larger than the die cut piece. I added a piece of glitter ribbon and a buckle, I die cut the word Happy using a piece of red glitter scrap, added a red gem and the front of this card was finished.  I layered the piece onto a black base that when folded measured 5 x 6.  I've made this card many, many times in all colors.  It's flat when mailing makes my pocket book happy.  

Here's the inside:  

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The inside practically makes itself!  When the letters release from the die, they are perfect to use on the inside.  I love the combination of black, red and silver.  I think this makes a great man's card and if you are like me....men cards are a difficult make.  

I'm leaving tomorrow for Australia.  I'm looking forward to loads of Grammy time with my three grandkids.  It will be fun having my state side grandson with my down under grandkids.  So, my next posts will be coming from Australia and New Zealand.  

Until next time....Happy Crafting and Hugs,

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Thu 25

Iphone Case

Hello dear Poppystamps friends. It's Zuzana here with a little sewing project to share with you today.

I prepared a step by step tutorial to create a beautiful Iphone case  using Poppystamps Patient Pup Die.

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My used material.

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First I cut rectangle from brown wool felt.

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Then I trimmed a top part of my rectangle to create a flap.

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Took large size button and traced around the corners.

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Cut the felt to round the corners of the flap.

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Wrapped my phone with the felt using pins as you see.

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Hand stitched on the sides with pink thread.

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Die cut two Poppystamps Patient Pups from pink and green felt.

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Sew them on the phone case with pink thread.

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Stitched black snap fastener with black thread. One part on the flap the other on the phone case. 

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Finally I stitched blue button as a embellishment to covered black snap stitches.

 

Have a beautiful day! Sending hugs!

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Thu 25

Embossing Die Cuts

Hi everyone, Sue here.  Today I want to talk about using other mediums on our die cuts to add texture and visual interest.

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Most of the time we use white or coloured card stock with our dies and may use a medium such as ink, paint or glitter.  But what about using embossing powders or flock on die cuts? These products have been around for ages and are inexpensive to add to our stash.  They also come in oodles of different colours.

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I die cut the Weeping Willow Branches from white card stock, used a Versamark ink pad (or any clear embossing ink) to cover the die cut, sprinkled it with a verdigris embossing powder (there are several colours in this powder) and heat set it.  Such an easy way to get some texture.

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I did the same thing with one of the Friendly Kitties die cut, this time using an embossing powder that has several shades of brown and brown glitter in it.

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For the last die cut I added double sided adhesive to white card stock, die cut the kitty and added fun flock on top of the adhesive.  Instant kitty softness!

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I used textured card stock for the card base and for the grass to add visual interest.  I also cut another Weeping Willow, this time from vellum to place behind the embossed Weeping Willow. This also adds depth and texture.

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Did you know Poppystamps has Digital Dies that can be used with electronic die cut machines?  They can all be found here.  I used the Butterfly Chain Border Digital Die to create my butterflies, which were cut from white card stock and coloured with inks.

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Thanks for visiting with me and I hope I've inspired you to try out some of these techniques.

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Wed 24

Coming Soon!

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The new Fall and Holiday 2015 collection is coming!

Here's a peek - we will show the entire new collection on July 7 - 

New items will be filling store shelves July 15!

(109) New Memory Box Craft Dies
(11) New Open Studio Dies
(96) New Poppystamps Craft Dies  {Poppystamps blog blitz will begin on July 13!!}

Wed 24

A Time To Celebrate

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Hello Poppystamps fans! I have a card to share with you today using some of the very fun scene building dies! I love creating little scenes on my cards, and Poppystamps  has some that work wonderfully for this purpose!

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I started by cutting a stitched rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Layers from Memory Box out of watercolor paper. I sponged Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress ink on it covering the entire piece, and flicked water on it with my paintbrush.  I then cut out three more of the same stitched rectangle with three different shades of green card stock. I cut them at slightly different layering links using the Stitched Landscapes dies. I layered these onto my sponged background popping up the very front layer with foam tape. I cut out the trees using the Stick Trees and Stick Tree Tops, and adhered the pieces together. I then used foam tape, and adhered those to to scene, sticking the bottom edges under the popped up hill. I cut some clouds out using the Circle Forest Scene from Memory Box, and glued them up in the sky.

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I then cut out a green leafy sprig, and glued it to the right side, tucking it just under the popped up hill layer. I cut some white flowers with the Johnny Jump Ups die, and added them with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the Into The Words stamp set with black ink, and added a few white dots with my gel pen.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the Poppystamps blog! Have a great day!

Kay :)

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Tue 23

Hello

As the summer goes on it makes us want to create something light, bright and sweet - so here is a card to say hello to the summer! 

Just make a shaped easel card base and add some die cuts on top! I am including a full step by step VIDEO TUTORIAL at the end of this post.

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Have a great summer time!

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Mon 22

Ornate Tea-Thank You

Welcome to the Poppystamps blog and my day to post some card inspiration for you!

Poppytea1I apologize for the sun shadows and the dark photo. It has been so windy here that I have to snap fast before my cards get blown over! I used a Memory Box Stencil and tinted Gesso to create my drink stains background, then I die cut the tea pot and cup. I chose one of my embossing folders to add a dry embossed element to the tea set. The card is based on a sketch I saw Online. I added the embossed in black sentiment to the card  to finish it off.

 

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