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26 posts from March 2017

Mon 27

Happy Spring
by Irena Kowalczyk

Today a simple, colorful card.
I used the dies from our newest collections.

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The work was made on a white cardstock, I added a green panel, here I used Tailored Stitched.

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Then I cut two times on the green cards of the 'Scribble Flower Circle' wheel.
I added some flowers and yellow dots.
Finally, I used the word happy with Happy Birthday Streamer.

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And it's my favorite time of the year! Of course, summer I also love.
I wish the beautiful projects from of our new dies.

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Sun 26

Happy Birthday Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

I continue to create projects with the latest release of Poppystamps, love love love fairies and when I love something a lot, the projects are wonderful jijiji 

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First, I cut butterflies, in gold paper!!!! Aw!!!!

IMG_3702I cut borders too, Ric Rac Stitches are beautiful, I love it because I can use both sides!!!!! In gold paper too!!!!

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With my inks, I create a multicolor background :) I love this! I use a Memory Box Stencil!!!!!!

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For perfect color enhancement, I use Dandelion Stem die in black color.... So elegant!!!!

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I add a feeling with my Poppy dies,  Birthday is the pproper word for this enchanted card!!!!

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Hope you like amigas!!!!!

Leave me a pretty message, I love read you!!!!!

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Sat 25

Spring Blog Blitz Winners

Thanks so much for joining us for our Spring release!  We really enjoyed sharing projects showing the new dies and can't thank you enough for your kind comments throughout the event.  Your comments mean so much to us and it's a treat for us to give you a little something back! 

We had 13 posts during the blitz - one for each of the design team, and a special tutorial post from Dave!   Congratulations to the winners listed below - they've all been contacted by email.

3/6/17 Jeanne's Post 1809 Dandelion Stem Miss Mary
3/7/17 Jinny's Post 1807 Snowy Mountaintops Patricia Howarth
3/8/17 Lezlye's Post 1810 Mushrooms and Toadstools Sabrina Radican
3/9/17 Michele's Post 1802 Preppy Flowers Denise Bryant
3/10/17 Mona's Post 1801 Scribble Flower Circle Donna
3/11/17 Marybeth's Post 1799 Stitched Grand Mountains Wahnita
3/12/17 Sue's Post 1808 Florisma Trail Linda F
3/13/17 Pam's Post 1798 Stitched Butterfly Trio Brenda in IN
3/14/17 Irena's Post 1811 Pretty Stitches Jacquelene L
3/15/17 Patty's Post 1797 Dainty Faerie Beatriz Jennings
3/16/17 Ilona's Post 1805 Atessa Collage Judy Rowland
3/16/17 Dave's Post Your Choice Any Faerie Die!  Christine Smith
3/17/17 Olga's Post 1803 Garden Lantern Pam G
Fri 24

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - GIVEAWAY

Today is the day! We are happy to announce that Poppystamps is sponsoring Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop organized by fabulous Amy Tsuruta!

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We are happy to be giving away not one, not two but THREE $25 gift certificates to the Poppystamps online store!

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE #1 will go to one random commenter on this post - just tell us what your favorite hot beverage is! You have time until March 31 to leave your comments. 

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE #2: for a chance to win it link up your project (it should be Spring + Coffee/Tea themed) to Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. One randomly chosen linkup will get the prize!

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE #3: to win it leave comments on any projects that you like on Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - one random commenter will get the prize!

The winners will be announced on April 2.

 

And this is the project Olga created for Poppystamps and Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Below is the VIDEO instruction on how to make this happy spring paper fan:

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Thank you for stopping by and we are so much looking forward to reading your comments and seeing your projects!

Thu 23

oh happy day and a tutorial
by Mona Pendleton

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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a mixed media style layout featuring a variety of fabulous products included in the New 2017 Spring Release along with a variety of other Poppystamps products as well as a photo of my sweet daughter Angie. This layout has a textured background that was created using the memory box Texture Chicken Wire stencil and is embellished with beautiful Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio flowers, Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage, a Festival Tag, a Garden Lantern and a Scribble Flower Circle:

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Here's a few step shots I took along the way:

To create the background, I started with a 12" x 12" piece of watercolor paper. I applied a coat of clear gesso, allowed to dry then to create lots of texture, I used texture paste along with the memory box Texture Chicken Wire Stencil:

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Once dry, I applied a thin coat of white gesso:

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After the gesso was dry, I randomly applied various colors of paint:

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While the paints were drying, I created the embellishments. I applied Distress crackle paint to the die cut Garden Lantern. Once dry, I applied Distress Ink:

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To create the flowers, I die cut several Stitched Bloom Trio flowers using watercolor paper then colorized with spray as shown below and paint (not shown):

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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Thu 23

Fine Little Feathers
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

There's a fine little trend popping up all over the place, Tiny Feathers! Lined up in rows, scattered, thrown, or blown, colorful little feathers are the season's MUST HAVE new dies!

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I used the Tiny Feathers die set and a sentiment from Into the Words to create this colorful row of feathers. I began with some watercolor paper scraps and painted a rainbow hued panel, then die cut all the feathers.

 

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Once the feathers were cut, I curled up both ends of each feather a little just by using my fingers, then lined them up on my card in a design I liked. They look so pretty against a crisp, white background.

 

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The sky's the limit with the latest fine feather trend!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Wed 22

Happy Easter
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with an Easter card I created with a few of the new dies.

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I started with a light blue card base and then die cut an oval from a darker blue card stock using the Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers. This way I could place my die cuts as I went along to see how they fit into the scene.

I die cut the Swaying Birch from white wood grain card stock that I inked along the edges with grey ink and a finger dauber, this helps to add some depth to the tree.

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For the Easter eggs I die cut the Easter Egg Party from aqua, yellow and pink card stock and mixed up the paper piecing for some colour variation.

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I adhered the eggs beneath the tree and added grass using the Easter Excitement die set.

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Next I added the sentiment by curving it along the oval shape. To finish off this spring scene I die cut a couple of butterflies and a bird.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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Tue 21

Share the Love
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, highlighting one of our new, Spring 2017 Release dies, Butterfly Trio, and Birch Press Design's gorgeous, Watercolor Wildflowers stamp set.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by stamping the floral images, from the Watercolor Wildflowers stamp set, in layers of Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks, as well as Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, on watercolor paper.  Their stems were stamped in Peeled Paint Distress Ink, before everything was spritzed with a little water to blend and soften the colors.  Once it was dry, I splattered some of the same ink colors used above, along with Pure Black acrylic paint, across the background.  Everything was then sprayed with a Pearl mist, which I know isn't showing up in these photos, just for a little shimmer and shine.

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The bottom center of the prepped piece was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "share the love" sentiment, from our Be Mine Penguins stamp set, before framing it with both Elegant Eggplant cardstock and gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.

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It was then popped off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape.  The Stitched Butterfly Trio was die-cut from vellum.  The larger two butterflies were layered one on top of the other; and all three were adhered, within the scene, just at their centers, in order to give their wings lift and studded with black pearls to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a terrific Tuesday, Poppystamps friends!Jinny Floral Signature copy

Sun 19

Butterflies in Flight
By Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there , Marybeth here today ! I hope you enjoyed the new products and Mini Blog Blitz!

Today I used the new Stitched Butterfly Trio , Memory box Stitched Hexagon Layers ( love those!) and Into the Words clear stamp set.

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Im sharing a card with a design I made a few years ago, its been a while since I curled any blooms or butterflies.

Very simple as you have seen some of the other Design Team members already do this technique. Simply roll the die cut with any small item , I used a crochet hook.

 

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I used a brush to blend some inks onto a piece of card stock . I think the brush has a softer look and I have more control of the even-ness!

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I used two colors of ink to give e a bit more detail to each die cut. After the butterflies were cut out I brushed along the sides to cover up the white and give a bit more color to each edge.

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 Thank you for stoping by today ! I hope you are having a blessed weekend! 

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Fri 17

Birthday Centerpiece
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi there crafters, 

It is the last day of Poppystamps Blog Blitz  and today I am introducing the fabulous GARDEN LANTERN craft die from the new Poppystamps Spring Release:

I have used it to create a mini centerpiece (tea light + card) to decorate a Birthday table.

For the chance to WIN this die just comment on this post until 21 March. The winner will be announced on 25 March.

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