Wed 25

Challenge Reminder
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

 Today I'm sharing the card I made for our latest challenge!!!! I invite you to participate!!! 

6a01157003623c970c01bb09ffd591970d-640wiPSC#43 Framed - This month's challenge is to add a frame to your design.   A frame is a structure that surrounds or encloses something like a door or a window.    Poppystamps has several "frame" dies, but it's easy to make a frame by cutting nested dies.   And what to put inside the frame?  A scene?  a die cut?  a handful of sparkly sequins?  The choice is yours just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps  image (stamp or die) on your project! IMG_5472I use several Poppy diecuts really pretty!!!!!  Yummy with the so cute cake jiji

IMG_5473 I like give enhance to my cards!!!! Diecuts with double stitches are my favorite!!!!!

IMG_5474I use foam dots under my elements!!!! I love this card!!! jiji My cake gorgeous with glitter paper!!!!!!IMG_5475Do you like? leave me a pretty message!!!

You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the "Challenge" tab at the top of the page. Or the challenge badge in the right margin of the blog.

Kisses!!!!!

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Tue 24

Delightful Daisies
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Spring is arriving everywhere, and it's time to celebrate with a colorful bouquet of Delightful Daisies! Take a look!

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This card will brighten your mood and chase away those winter blues. I used the Delightful Daisy to cut out five different daisies in two different sizes, then played around with the stems and leaves. It's easy to create multiple stems and leaves by trimming the cuts in different ways. Once my pieces were all cut out, I assembled my card base, background panel, and the Pointed Rectangle Frame.

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I added a few Splendid Stitched Hearts and the Little Luxe Love and it feels like a lovely spring day!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Sat 21

Stitched Butterfly Woven Circle Ring
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a clean white card that's fresh and modern looking!  I love open window dies like this Woven Circle Ring die.  It's just begging to be laid over a gorgeous background to let the color show through.  There's so many possibilities with an open design like this! 

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I decided on a bright jewel colored alcohol ink background.    The YUPO paper I purchase comes in a 10 pack and I'll color all 10 sheets at the same time, reserving them for the perfect occasion.  I store the inked YUPO sheets with wax paper between each sheet so they don't stick together.  Alcohol ink can get messy - and yes it stains permanently so doing them all at once saves time and clean up - and maybe even some clothes.  I've ruined more than one shirt getting inky! LOL! 
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I like to use a paint brush and wet the areas of the YUPO paper I'm working on with isopropyl alcohol (over the counter rubbing alcohol).  It prevents the ink from drying too quickly and gives me some extra time to get the colors moving.   I like to make rainbow patterns and have several sheets in my stash.    For this card I used only half a sheet - selecting the side with the blues and greens.  I'll save the other half for another project. 
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I cut the Woven Ring Circle from a panel of  white card stock that was slightly smaller than my card base.   Next I cut the Brush Hello Die from the same panel.  I didn't want the sentiment to cut all the way through, so I applied a piece of packing tape to the reverse of the panel before I cut it.    The tape prevents the die from cutting completely through the card stock so the die cut didn't have to be inlaid.   Next I adhered the YUPO to reverse side of the open circle and adhered the panel to my card base.  I removed the cut pieces from the Woven Ring Circle and inserted it back into the open window cut.  To give the circle a clean and finished look, I adhered a Double Stitch Circle Frame around the Woven Ring Circle die cut.   Lastly I adhered the Stitched Butterfly Trio with adhesive foam tape.
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This was fun and easy to make and the results are easy to reproduce!  I hope you find some time today to MAKE!
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Fri 20

Elegant Koi
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings, my Poppy friends! I have a thing for koi. Oh yes, big time! My DH built me a koi pond so that I could watch them. We started with 5, and have been blessed with offspring. We have nearly 30 now! Take a peek...

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They're truly elegant creatures, that inspired my card.

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My Elegant Koi card began with treating the base with Distress Oxide Inks, and sprinkling water and ink for a watery effect.

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I also cut my koi several times from shimmer cardstock.

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I think a beautiful koi makes a dramatic statement on a simple 'hello' card, don't you?

Hope you liked my post today. And hope you have a wonderful day of crafting!

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Wed 18

Multiple Mini Shakers: Framed Challenge Reminder
by Rebecca Keppel

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Hi Poppystamps fans! Rebecca here for a reminder that this month's challenge is in full swing! This month's challenge is Framed. There are so many ways to use frames on cards and so many ways to create frames!  Rebecca keppel poppystamps framed challenge (1 of 2)

I used the smallest Double Stitched Square Frame die to cut several layers of fun foam and a layer of glitter cardstock. I layered up the fun foam and then adhered them to a card panel. I added some shaker goodies inside each square and covered each with a piece of acetate and a final frame of glitter cardstock.

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I was able to fit three squares on a 5.5 x 4.25 card. Each shaker features a different color. I finished off the card with a die cut hello and a stamped greeting. These mini shakers were so fun to create! How are you using frames? Don't forget to submit your Framed creation by clicking the Challenge tab up above!  

The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on April 28 to link up your design! Thanks for stopping by!

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Tue 17

Sending.....
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Today, with this pretty card, I want to be romantic!!!!! With these beautiful colors and elements, I'm sighing :)

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This is so delicated!!!! Maybe a little vintage? :)

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I love how I used my die cut flowers, Flowers on flowers!!!! Different colors, same range!!!!

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A pretty quote from "Valentines Fairy Clear Stamps" , This is what I call: Perfect stamp! Of course with Poppy!!! Yeah!

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And again a close up of flowers! I love all diecuts that I use on my card!!!!!

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Blessings amigas!

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Mon 16

Rainbow Inked Die Cuts on Inked Background
by Rebecca Keppel

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Rainbows are such bright, happy ways to combine colors! For this card, I used a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks to create a stenciled background. Then, I die cut the Blooming Border die on adhesive backed cardstock and inked those flowers and leaves with the same colors and adhered them on top of the rainbow background.

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This is such an easy way to create a layered rainbow card panel. Check out the video to see how to put this colorful card together.

 Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sun 15

Trifold Shaker Card
by Olga

I was thinking of a way to create a layered card without mounting the die cut layers one on top of another and I came up with this idea of making a trifold card. 

This way the structure of a card base creates layers all by itself, I just had to add some complexity by using dies that cut negative spaces, by making one tab shorter than others and by adding dimensional shaker element to the front. There is also one image added to the inside of the card.

Watch the video tutorial below to see exactly how this card was created!

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Thanks for visiting! Have a fantastic Sunday!

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Sat 14

Floral Dotted Border
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  I'm looking for Spring in my little part of the world, and so far it looks like it's alluding me.  On dreary days I like to craft and make a bright spot of my own.  Here's what I made today!
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I should have checked the availability of all the dies I worked with today before I started crafting.  My apologies but the Blooming Poppy is no longer available.  Maybe you already have it? What's unique about my card today is really the background - and I think it would make a beautiful setting for any floral die you might have.
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I started by creating an ombre red background.  The typical card I make is an A2 size (4.25 x 5.5").  I usually cut the cover panel slightly smaller than the card base leaving about an quarter inch border around the card (finished size 4 x 5.25").  I chose 5 different shades for my background.  I made each strip a little over an inch wide.  I taped the different colored panels together and then trimmed them to fit my card base. 

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Next I cut a panel of white card stock 4 x 6"  Using a ruler I lined up the floral dotted border die as close to the edge as possible, taped the die in place and cut the border on both edges of the paper.  It's very important to use a ruler because the flowers on the outside edge of the die are uneven.  line up the die from the inside (where the dots are) Because the panel is longer than the actual die it stays together until you're ready to trim it down for the card cover. 
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All that's left is to embellish the center panel with your favorite image.  I matched the colors of the blooms with the colors included in the ombre background.   I love the color peeking through the open designed flowers.  They look like lace!
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This is a great way to stretch your border dies!  I hope you'll give this technique a try!

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Fri 13

Cascade of Posies
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! I'm so glad you joined me today. I have a card made with a new Poppy die called, Pierced Finnegan Circle.

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A friend of mine recently had shoulder surgery, and wanted her to know she's on my heart and mind. Here's a few of

what I used to create this card.

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After running the die through the die cutting machine, I inked a bit of color to hi light the pierced design.

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Blooming Border provided the posies and leaves, which I cut from vellum.

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Lots of sequin flower centers, and a sweet 'feel better', and my card's ready to send!

Hope you got some inspiration today. And hope you have a 'craftilicous' day!

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