Thu 21

Poppystamps Summer Release Blog Blitz
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so thrilled you could join us today to help us celebrate our brand new Summer 2018 Poppystamps Release! From June 19-29, our design team will be showcasing 16 brand new dies that you are going to love!

You are going to love THIS too! You could win a prize on every single blog blitz post just by leaving a comment! To enter to win, leave a comment on every post that features a die that you want to win! One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. You have until midnight US EST July 4 to leave a comment on each post. Winners will be announced on this blog July 6!

 

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Today, I am showcasing this beautiful die, Perched Bird Collage! I made him in bright, tropical colors, perfect for upcoming tropical vacations and warm summer weather! He seems to sit perfectly on the Delicate Branch Collage too. With a little bit of craft tweezer inlay paper piecing, you can bring this bird to life!

 

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This Perched Bird Collage could be yours, and all you have to do is leave a comment to win! Thank you so much for joining us today, and be sure to leave a comment!

Good Luck!

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Wed 20

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Jennifer Svare


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Hello!  Are you playing along with the challenge this month?  One random winner will be chosen from all entries, and entering is easy!  The theme is Masculine, and more details can be found here!  

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For my card, I chose three shades of blue for the base colors.  I made small strips of the medium and light, and glued them to lightweight cardstock.  Next, I die cut the large sailboat from the Marina Sailboats set, and that created a perfectly striped sailboat.  

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I die cut the Scribble Circle Collage out of the dark blue background, and used distress oxides to create a sunset (or sunrise) onto a white background that is glued behind it.   

 

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This is going to be my brother's birthday card, so I used the Scribble Happy Birthday for the greeting inside.  

Super simple card, and really fast to make!  I could see this same overall design being used with the flamingo, or any other die used as a silhouette.  So many colors and designs could be used...   Be sure to check out the video below for more details on how this card was created.

 

I can't wait to see all the challenge cards this month - lots of great ideas out there, and we would love to see yours next!

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Tue 19

Summer Release Blog Blitz Begins!
byJeanne Jachna

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What a great day for a visit!  We're showing the newest Poppystamps release and celebrating with a Blog Blitz!    There are 16 new dies to show that we think you're going to love!  Not familiar with our Blog Blitz?  Well .. it's a special time we set aside to show the new products.. and the best part?  You'll find a prize on every post during the blitz! 
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I made an Asian inspired card today featuring two of the new dies - the Graceful Heron and the Stitched Rectangle Frames set.   I was going for an Asian look on my card using gold accents. 
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I started with a watercolor background in red, orange and yellow.  I added Stitchwork Rectangle Frames in gold and white around the outside of the card base.  The largest frame in the set is the perfect size for an A2 Card (4.25 x 5.5").  I didn't cut my dies apart so the spaces in between the dies are perfectly spaced and are nice to use as well.   I cut a whole sheet of frames at a time and kept the extras for another project.  You can see the pretty detail on the Stitchwork Frames here.  It consists of stitches and die cut tear drops that run around the entire frame.  The white in between the two gold frames is the piece left over when you cut the attached dies. 
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I triple cut the heron stacking the dies to make a thick chipboard piece to adhere to the watercolor background.  The detail on the heron is gorgeous and easy to see on the gold foil! 
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And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Stitchwork Rectangle Frames Die Set.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from June 19-29. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY 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 July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 6. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Mon 18

Bee-lieve in Yourself
by Robin Tharaldson

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With graduations happening all over the city, I created a card to encourage any graduate! 

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For my background I used the Honeycomb Curve die on a panel of white cardstock. I then backed the panel with a honey colored panel.  I cut the Believe Loose Script die three times and stacked together to create a dimensional word. I also sponged a little Fossilized Amber to the bottom for more interest.

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My little bees are from a blog hop Poppystamps had with Buttons Galore! The shanks, on the back of the buttons, are easily removed with wire snips. The following video will show you just how this card went together!

 

I hope you enjoyed my card and tutorial, thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!

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Sat 16

Fairy Card with Die Cut Inlays
by Olga

Hello crafty friends, I hope you are doing great! 

The card I have created today is all about inlaying die cuts. Everything in it is die cut and inlaid - the background, the frame, the focal image and the sentiment. It is nearly one layer card, but the wings of a fairy add a bit of complexity to the layering. 

Watch the video below for beginning to end guide as well as the explanation of all tricks and techniques!

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Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!

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Fri 15

Hello Tag
By Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today is a rainy day and I love these rainy days!!!! 

If I do not leave the house, I do crafts, maybe crochet, maybe polymer clay,  draw, etc. but my favorite: Scrapbook and Cardmaking!!!

On this cloudy day and with a little cold, I made a beautiful tag!!!! Hello Tag!!!!!! :)

1Ohh my goshhhh, beautiful.. really???? jijiji

I love colors, at this time, not so vibrant eh? But pretty!!!!!! I love all diecutssssssss, I put glitter on phone!!!!!!

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 I stitched every two stitches with yarn in kraft color!!!! Double Stitch Tags is a must have for all!!!!!!
2I love too mint color in Hello diecut.... Awwww, What part of my Tag did you like the most? 

Kisses amigas!!!!! Remember, the online store waiting for youuuuu :) 

Leave me a sweet message please!!!!! 

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Thu 14

Lovely Koi
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  For today's video, I'll show how this simple card was created using watercolor paper, layers, and an earthy mix of distress oxides.  Truly a fast and easy card, this would be great for Father's Day!

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The Lovely Koi die-cuts were inlaid into the background for an extra crisp look.  So many dies could be used in place of the Koi, but I love how the koi form a circle as if swimming around each other which adds so much movement and grace to the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and be sure to check out the video below for the details of how each step was done.  Have a great day!

 

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Wed 13

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Robin Tharaldson

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Here's my inspiration, for Poppystamps "For the Boys" Challenge, using a more masculine palette and a CAS design! I created my background using Memory Box Texture Dots stencil, Distress Oxide ink and a die from the Postage Rectangle Layers die set!

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For my sentiment I cut three "hello", from the Big Halo Hello die set, using a chocolate colored cardstock and adhered together for more dimension. My "halo" was cut from vellum which I like to use when you need to soften the background but not block it completely!

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I hope you play along with us! There are two ways for you to win, all the details can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by...

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Fri 08

Love Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Again here, me, Patty Tanúz with a color full card!!!! Do you feel love in the air? Maybe, it's Poppy's butterflies!!!!! Yeih!!!!! 

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I love my card!!!!! The colors are intense and I decided put a cheerful shaker!!!!

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The giant "Love" is so beautiful!!!! 

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Did you see my background? Made with Watercolors and a golden touch! 

IMG_5702The best? Stitches everywhere!!!!

Shhh-shhhh-shake it, shake it!!!! jiji

Are you ready for summer????

Have a creative day always!!!!

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Thu 07

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Greeting Poppy Peeps! I have a fun card to show you today, using Poppy's Swirly Loop.

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Birthdays seem to sneak up on me, and I love having a stash ready just in case. This fun little die is a handy swirl that could be a sun, a wreath or just a contemporary image as I've used it.

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One of my favorite background techniques is to create a stencil from vellum, with my die, and sponge ink it onto my main surface. It gives a subtle 'just enough' texture.

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The word sentiment was cut twice from glitter paper.

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Hope this gave you incentive to increase the uses for your dies, and of course to increase on hand birthday cards!

Hope your week is super crafty!

 

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