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30 posts from September 2015

Wed 30

Winter Cardinal Frame
by JJ Bolton


Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card using the lovely Serendipity Bird Frame die!  Dies like this are some of my absolute favorite to work with because they are so versatile.  Great for layered cards, shakers, and inlaid die cuts.  For this card, I used a technique that I call inlaid aperture.  The frame is inlaid into a full panel, but the parts inside the frame are not inlaid to create an opening to the background.  

I started my card by die cutting the frame once using a scrap piece of white card stock.   Then I went to work on my blended ink background.  I got the look of snowy hills using a die cut piece as a mask.  The die I used to make the mask was one of the dies from the Stitched Landscapes set.  I blended some Stormy Sky ink (great blue for wintery scenes) over the mask multiple times to get this look.  


After finishing the background, I went back to the die cut frame and colored just the branches and a bird with my Copic markers.  The last cut was to die cut the frame into a full A2 panel to create the aperture.  I inlaid my colored frame into the panel and placed it all over the background with foam tape.  The final look has the panel, the frame, and the bird all on one layer.  


I hope you try some of the techniques I shared today!  Thanks so much for letting me share my Poppystamps card with you!  

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Tue 29

Fall's Bounty
by Olga Direktorenko

My desire to make a fall project, to use up more scraps and to play with the fabulous new stitched tag dies resulted in this set of tags. I also used some of my favorite color combinations to make them.  

You can use a tag in a pocket to write a short message or to stamp a greeting, so these tags can be used for a variety of occasions.

 There is also a  VIDEO TUTORIAL down below:






Thanks for visiting today and have a very happy fall!

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Mon 28

Watercolor Christmas Card
by Ilona Zbieg

Hi everyone!

Today I would like to show you a watercolor christmas card.

I used Merry Christmas Background dies. 


A few weeks ago I fell in love the use with a watercolor techniques.

Paints, mist, ecoline - i just love it. 

Diversity of colours and effects that you can get is just amazing. 

So ... I made two cards.

Common elements on the cards are Merry Christmas Background.


On the first card you can see a christmas tree on the top:




The second card  I embellished with white flower.






Thanks for joining us today!

 I hope you have a beautiful day!!


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Sun 27

Autumn card
by Irena Kowalczyk

Today I have a card in beautiful autumnal colors. I also have a mini tutorial, I hope you like it.





Autumn is the moment when you can admire the richness of colors and wonderful time.



Welcome to our autumn challenge "Autumn Splendor" - just use one product Poppystamps. The prize of beauty. We are waiting for you

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Sat 26

October Tea
by Olga Direktorenko

A  nice cup of tea with a piece of pie shared with a good friend - that is what October is about!

I am sharing a VIDEO TUTORIAL on this layered window card down below!




Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon!

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Fri 25

Kindness At Christmas
by Pam Simpson

Hello crafty friends, Pam here today.


Card size 71/2" x 61/2".  White & Pale blue.

I wanted to incorporate this sentiment stamp by Memory box  "kindness Off People"!   Poppystamp "Emory Oval Frame"  with  "Majestra Background die" into a Christmas card using "Snowflake Ribbon die" ..

I think it works! hope you think so too.


Using clear veramark ink pad with Silver embossing powder I stamped into the oval frame, sprinkled  a small amount chunky white embossing enamel , I cut the pale blue backing by hand, after I adhered the  Emory Oval frame in white to a piece of card, easy to do this, at Christmas taken from "Christmas background die", added a medium size bow cut with Open Studio "Stitched Bows" at the top of the oval.


This was added with foam tape to the layered up "Majestic Background Die",  larger blue card I embossed in a embossing folder.

Finished by placing two "Snowflake Ribbon" dies as shown, with a pearl snowflake and pearls added. 

I have also used Glamour dust for some bling!

Thank you for stopping by.. Pam x


Thu 24

NBUS Winner

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on the NBUS post on 9-8.  We always appreciate your kind words!  You make our days bright!

We love giving prizes too!  Congratulations to our  randomly selected a winner!

Jan D. Florida, USA 

Jan - please check your email for directions on how to claim your prize!

Thu 24

Swivel Tag
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, I have a Christmas tag for you today that has a little swivel action.


First I die cut a tag from the Stitched Main Street Tags, then die cut the Westbridge Christmas Tree three times from blue card stock, adhered them on top of each other and added the tree die cut from glitter paper for the top layer.  I really like the dimension and depth of the tree!


I used a Stitched Landscape Die to cut my snow bank, applied adhesive to the front of it and then sprinkled Flower Soft on top for some fluffy snow.  My tree topper is the Stitched Holly Leaves and Berries die cut from silver glitter paper and silver metallic paper.

Next I die cut the largest tag from the Main Street Tags, centred it under my decorated tag and punched a hole through both tags and used my Crop-a-Dile to add an eyelet (this can also be done with a brad). 


With the eyelet in place, the top layer swivels to the side so a message can be added.


Or you can add a gift card with removable adhesive and it will be hidden from the recipient. All they need to do is swivel the top layer to find the surprise!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

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Wed 23

Ornament Trio
by Yoonsun Hur

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here.

Today I want to share with you my card using a beautiful Ornament Trio Cutout.


Oh, I love decorating Christmas trees and that’s a very exciting thing to think about! Green, red, and gold are traditional colours of Christmas :D

To create this card:
1) Die cut Ornament Trio from the A2 size white paper panel.
2) Attach the sticky paper panel at the back side of the die cut panel.
3) Add the super fine glitter powders and burnish them in place.
4) Stamp the sentiments on the black paper using embossing ink, white heat emboss them.
5) Mount all elements as shown to the white card base.
6) Embellish with several colours of sequins.



Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tue 22

A smile can show...
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

I'm here with you sharing a pretty card!!! With merry colors and the most beautiful diecuts of the world!!! hehehe Look!!!!!


One of the things that I liked of this pretty card is the extreme brightness :) I cut glitter foam hearts and a golden key!!!! This part is the cutest thing ever hehehe

IMG_0084I cut feathers of many colors and I decorated with white dots...

IMG_0085The beautiful quote is from Memory Box, I love the sentiment!!!!IMG_0086Again, I want to show you the best part of this card :) Make me smile :)

IMG_0087Love love my card and all diecuts of Poppy that I used.... I want to make other heheheIMG_0082

Remember that we have a challenge!!! I invite you to participate!!!! 

Thanks for your sweet comments :)

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