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31 posts from September 2014

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.

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The 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!

Sygnatura blogger

 

 I used the following dies:

 

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

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Three 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:

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The 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!

 

 

Thu 25

A Merry Little Christmas

Happy Fall everyone! Can’t wait for sweater weather to hit southern California!  Here is a super simple Christmas card made with the Small Luxe Poinsettia and the Pine Sprigs dies. 

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I cut a piece of white card stock measuring 5” x 3.75”.  Before adhering it with mounting tape to the white card base, I stamped “merry little Christmas” on the bottom right.  This is part of the “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” stamp.  I only wanted to use the “merry little Christmas” words for this card, so I used a black marker to ink up only those words. 

I then die cut three poinsettias from gold foil card stock, and glued them one on top of the other, offsetting the petals.  I cut three sprigs from green card stock.  I embossed a piece of card stock and cut it to the size of a large tag, clipping the bottom as shown.  I cut a narrower, longer piece of gold foil card stock and did the same. 

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I adhered the gold foil tag first, and then adhered the embossed piece on top of that with mounting tape, offsetting it just a tad. I then arranged the poinsettia and sprigs as shown, shaping the poinsettia leaves for dimension.  I found some gold flat-backed beads in my stash, and added a large one to the poinsettia center and the smaller ones randomly onto the card front.  By the way, I cannot seem to find any more of these beads anywhere, in stores or online.  If anyone viewing this knows of a source, I would love to hear from you! 

Have a great rest of the week, and thanks for stopping by again!

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Wed 24

WHITE LAYOUT: HAPPY !!!!!

HELLO CHICAS!!!!!!!

My favorite scrapbook creation always, are layouts!!!!! After, I can to do a lot of cardssss, but, first for me, I like to do layouts :) In my previous post, I present for you a Halloween Layout :) All made with Poppystamps diecuts :) You can see it HERE :)

Now, I bring for you, another beautiful layout, all white!!!!!!! This is magic and so elegant!!!!!! I use several diecuts, and I invite you to do layouts with our diecuts, not only cards, Poppystamps give life and love to our projects!!!! Look :

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I use glitter too and some pearls :)

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Bunnies and butterfly in my "garden" are so cute!!!!

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I said that I love words backgrounds????  Look the "Happy", is pretty!!!!

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More close ups for details :) In the picture: Me!!! hehehe

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A diecut that I use all the time, is Border grass!!! Is very helpful!!!

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I tell you a secret mhh.. no so secret??? hehehe This Layout was published in a mexican magazine, and other of my layouts was the cover, with a picture of my little son and my hubby hehehe :) You can see the mexican magazine  and my projects with a interview of my scrapbook trajectory  and many more projects HERE :)

Thanks for your sweet comments CHICAS! :)

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