Tue 22

Sparkle
by Patty Tanúz

I continue in the Christmas fever using my new diecuts  of our release!!!!!!! 

Again bright colors and much joy on a card!!!! 

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Look the backgound! All is new and festive!!!!
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Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

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Mon 21

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there, Marybeth here today! I am sharing a card I created with Poppy Stamps: Sending Scribbles and Sending Scribbles die set. Even though this is one stamp and die set it has many different ways to use it and I think the sentiments are perfect for many uses, seems to be my go to set right now.

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I used my Zig Brush pens, to color in my cut and stamped image. Since I used watercolor card stock I didn't  have to add much water as the paper drinks up the brush pens very well, and I wanted to keep the vibrant color. I scored some random lines across my white panel for some added texture. 

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Here is a picture of the dies and stamp set. If you look closely you can see I  have a cut out and stamped... Sending... sentiment  that I decided not to use this time. Instead I just tamped the sentiment with a soft gray ink.

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I used some pinkish orange and fall-ish colors for this card since its almost fall and still summer. I am really liking that pumpkin-ish color bloom and might add another one to this card.

Hope you liked it and as you can see anyone can create this card. 

Thank you for all the kind comments on the Blog Blitz!

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Sun 20

Magical Lanterns
by Olga Direktorenko

To create this card I have used a beautiful and super intricate new die by Poppystamps called Chinese Lanterns. I have die cut it out of gold foiled cardstock, inlayed it into a brown background and made numerous vellum windows out of each lantern. 

All the techniques and creative process are disclosed in the video below.

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Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again soon!

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Sat 19

Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy fans! I have a bright and happy card for you today, using some of the new stamps and dies just released.

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I've been playing with alcohol inks, learning some of the wonderful things they can do, and created a couple of 'artsy' backgrounds.

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From one of them, I cut 2 jars from the newly released, Jar Collection. Jars are so popular right now, and Poppy's given us 3 sizes in one die set. 

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I cut all 3 of the images from Peony Stems and Blossom from watercolor card stock, and stamped with Hero Arts Wet Cement. It's a favorite I use to give a light line to the image I'm watercoloring. The blooms were colored with Zig Clean Colors.

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My sentiment is from is from Sending Scribbles, stamped with Wet Cement on a homemade banner.

See the doilies around the mouth of the jars? They are dies cuts from one of the new, Petit Four Stitched Borders.

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A closeup of the jars shows how I removed some of the color around the edges with a copic 0. By using the 0 pen, you can also add hi lights and suggest a bottom to the jars. I drew in the stems to the flowers with copic W5.

Hope you enjoyed my card and how it was done, and are inspired to play with some of the fabulous new stamps and dies!

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Fri 18

2017 Holiday Release Blog Blitz Winners Announced!

Thanks so much for all the kind comments you left during our Holiday Release blog blitz, and every single day!   We hope you love all the new dies and that we helped inspire you to make some of your own holiday creations!

I can't tell you how much your encouragement means to us!  You cheer us on and make us so happy!   Speaking for the entire team at Poppystamps please know that you mean the world to us!  We LOVE being able to give a prize on every post during our new release blog blitz events (Thanks Dave!!) .   It's a small way to give back the smiles you bring to us! 

There were 13 posts and we have 13 lucky winners selected at random from all the comments.    All the winners have been contacted by email so check your in box!  

Post Date Author Prize Winner
August 2, 2017 Jeanne 1937 Pine Needle Clearing Becky Green
August 3, 2017 Jennifer  1860 Celeste Snowflakes Donna Oates
August 4, 2017 Pam  1878 Peaceful Dove Anita in Fance
August 5, 2017 Robin  1913 Sloping Hillside Patty Dennis
August 6, 2017 Rebecca 1854 Ball Wreath Mary Myers
August 7, 2017 Michele 1916 Evangeline Floating Square Charity Chamberlain
August 8, 2017 Marybeth 1867 Open Hillside CreaNancy
August 9, 2017 Michele 1915 Stitched Oak Trio Judy A/BC
August 10, 2017 Jinny 1852 Holly Twig Helen Gullett
August 11, 2017 Lezlye 1934 Jumping Deer Trio Birgit
August 12, 2017 Nancy 1895 Pinecone Branch Collage sandra acland
August 13, 2017 Olga 1888 Peaceful Dove Collage Nita Chojnicki
August 14, 2017 Patty 1873 Wrapped Star jasmin alfonzo
Thu 17

Sewing in the Snow
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  This card was "sew" much fun to make!  The unique background sprang from mixing the Sew Fond of You clear stamp set and die with the Stitched Alpine Snowflake set. I wanted a cheerful, bright wintery card that matched the sewing theme. How about an embroidery floss background that looks like colorful scribbles in the snow? 

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Laying the strings where they landed on top of double-sided adhesive and then adding Flower Soft snow to fill in the gaps was the perfect solution. The texture is sturdy and has a very unique feel and look to it. It sparkles just like snow. I loved how this turned out, and it was not only easy and fast, but FUN! 

A ric-rac string was cut from the Ric Rac Stitches set, and the largest snowflake from the Stitched Alpine Snowflakes set was placed as the base to a button with a tulle bow. 

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Full video tutorial below!

 

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Wed 16

Mason Jar Flowers
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!   I'm sharing a card I made for the Poppystamps monthly challenge!  You can always find the challenge by clicking the "challenge" tab at the top of the blog or by clicking on our challenge badge in the right margin.  We begin a new challenge with a different theme on the first day of the month.  You get until the end of the month to join us - almost the entire month so you have lots of time to play along!  
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Our theme this month is "Beyond Borders".  We want you to put a border on your project!  You can use stamps, lace or trim.. or our favorite.. a die!   Just make sure you use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project!
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Here's what I made!  I created a color block background of Zig Zag Stripes in ombre shades yellow for my colorful peony bouquet.

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I have several sheets heavy duty clear plastic on my desk that I use to help me with layouts.  I cut them from recycled pieces like binder dividers, or product packaging.  The pieces are cut to the size of my typical card base - A2 (4.25 x 5.5").    I arranged my floral bouquet on the plastic so I can easily lay it over different color panels to decide what color I like best before I commit and adhere all the pieces.
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I like the yellow background so now I can trim it to size.  I cut the Zig Zag stripes from three different shades of yellow.   To secure the strips you can adhere them directly to your card base, but I prefer to tape them together on their reverse side and then trim them down.  
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Details make your project come to life!  I added a bitty twine bow around the top of the jar and inked some shading around the bottom and edges.
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The Peonies were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers.  I added some accents with a white gel pen for detail.
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I sure hope you'll join us for this month's challenge.   I love seeing what you make!

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Tue 15

Chinese Lanterns
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

When I saw this new Chinese Lanterns die in the Poppystamps collection, I had to put it at the top of my list! My mother always had easy growing Chinese Lanterns planted all around our house, and they will always remind me of my mom. I love to see them in vases, instantly drawn to their papery feel and their dimensional balloony shapes. You will love this die too!

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This card is easy-ish to make, but it involves some precision paper piecing and alignment. I started out by cutting the lanterns on a large piece of slate grey paper, then cut them out again in dark orange and green. I inserted a piece of light orange paper behind the grey square, then trimmed the edges so that the top leaf extends off the page. I then added the Painted Square Frame, and inserted the green lanterns inside the grey space and glued everything in place.

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This paper looks white in this photo, thanks to the raging storm outside and the extra lighting in my craft room, but it is a smooth shade of light grey. You can see how I added the light orange square behind the grey, and worked the green lantern cut in place until I had a nice fit.

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Once everything was adhered securely, I carefully trimmed each dark orange lantern one at a time and glued them right on top of the green lanterns already in place. The combination of raised lantern blossoms and inlay leaves give this card a fun feel too! Once everything was in place, I added a tiny butterfly and a few golden pearls, and mounted the grey panel on a white card stock base.

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

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Tue 15

Stitched Alpine Snowflake Band
by Nancy Penir

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Well hello poppy stamp fans! Welcome to the day after the big holiday Blog Blitz! Did you love all the samples by the design team? Wow! Some fabulous new stamps and dies. I have a card to show you that I made using the new Stitched Alpine Snowflake Band.

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My card is nearly square, 5 1/2 x 5 3/4" to accomodate the whole die. I wanted to use the whole image, white on aqua, and aqua on white. This is such an easy card to make. The die is so lovely, and I wanted it to shine. Literally! I used shimmer cardstock!

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I used the white under the blue, and visa versa on the other side. Sequins just add to the wintery shimmer, don't you think?

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Hope you enjoyed another look at one of the new dies. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this one! 

Have a great week!

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Mon 14

Holiday Release Blog Blitz: WRAPPED STAR: Believe in the Magic Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Our Holiday Blog Blitz continues!!!!! Yeih!!!!! I love holidays and this new release for me is funny, incredible and magic!!! 

I show my card with a lots of new diecuts, all beautiful and full of the spirit of love!!!! Look!!!!

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Woul'd you like to win Wrapped Star???? Is a pretty diecut, I love stars!!!!! Comment here on my post!!!!!! A magic comment eh? jijiji

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This combination is beautiful for Holidays, gold and red... so traditional!!!!!

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What about the jar??? Wonderful!!!! Love all dies of my card, all new!!!!! Snowflakes, Oval, Jar, sentiment, star,  bowl, ohhh I jump for joy!!!!! 

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I put glitter too!!!!! And with this, we can see the magic of Christmas!!!!

IMG_4622Good luck queridas amigas!!!!

The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

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