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23 posts from April 2017

Tue 25

Swaying Birch and Urban Skyline
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Marybeth here today!  I hope your week is off to a good start! 

I have a... simple to make card... for you today. 

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I used Poppystamps dies: Swaying Birch, Bravern Branch and Urban Skyline Collage.

Will a few simple steps you can have a clean look with a bit of detail ! My kinda card :)

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This is what the back side of the card looks like. Simply add some foam tape to the back then place on the panel of your choice. 

I cut two Bravern Branches, cut them apart, then placed them where I wanted to add leaves to the Swaying Birch die.

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  Simple, right!  Last minute I did change the design a bit by placing the skyline die more to the right of the card so that I had more room for the leaves on the tree. 

Thank you for the visit today!

 

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Sat 22

Count The Blessings.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today, I have used Poppystamps  "Garden Lantern" to create an outdoor scene, roll on summer!.

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Thought this lovely sentiment from Poppystamps "Into The Words"  very apt for using with these candles. stamped onto and die cut using "Stitched Tunnel Tags".

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 This is how I created the crackle effect on the lantern, apply a good coverage and leave to dry, as it dries it crackles. 

 

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Hope you can see the crackle on the " Garden Lantern"  with Freida Leaf for embellishment with  "Formal Candles" 

 

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"Preppy Flowers" with "Toadstools" along the bottom of this panel,  these I cut in beige for the stalks and red for the top, added some white dots with my pen. 

 

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Thank you for stopping by today...Pam.

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Fri 21

thank you
by Mona Pendleton

Hi Poppystamps friends! It's Mona here today with a spring like thank you card.

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My card features a couple of beautiful double layered Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies along with a Thank You Streamer sentiment.

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For added interest and design, I added a pair of elegant Pretty Stitches edges.

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Thank you for stopping by today!

Poppystamps Mona Floral Signature copy

Thu 20

Scribble Flower Thanks
by Sue McRae

Hello crafty friends! Sue here with a clean and simple card for you.

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I started off by making my background panel using water colour paper and very loosely painting it with blues and purples. While this dried I die cut the Scribble Flower Circle from blue metallic card stock.

Next I created the frame for the card by die cutting the Thanks Corner from white card stock.

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When the background panel was dry I die cut the Atessa Collage from the bottom right corner. I didn't want all the little pieces from the die cut to come out so I used an old warpy cutting plate with my Big Shot and this prevented the die from cutting all the way through the paper, leaving all the bits in place and easy to adhere to the card base.

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I attached the thanks frame next and then the wreath but felt like it needed something else so I die cut a few flowers from silver glitter paper from the Daisy Cluster and adhered them around the wreath.

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To finished off I added a few silver embellishments.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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Wed 19

Spring Cleaning
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Are you in the mood for a little spring cleaning? These little bluebirds are sprucing up the yard . . .or are they making a mess? Either way, they are just SO cute you will want to add them every place you can! I used the Small Chickadee, an old favorite, and turned these fabulous Mushrooms and Toadstools into step stools to help them get the job done.

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I love creating cards that portray a little scene, or paint a visual picture. The trick is to mix and match your dies so that the images will always remain in perspective, creating or implying foreground and background. I wish I could tell you that there's always a hard and fast rule for creating perspective in your cards, such as big images in the front and little images in the back, but you can always use your dies to "force" perspective in new and creative ways. Sometimes, if I'm trying to work out a little scene, I will cut out a few of the dies in plain white cardstock and move them around the frame to see how they will look. You can also create scenes that extend off the page, or create multiple layers of depth, with trees and flowers in the front, and mountains or houses in the back. One of the reasons I love creating with Poppystamps is the terrific collection of images that make creating outdoor nature scenes a breeze, and you can be as realistic or as artistic as you like!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Tue 18

Watercolored Birthday Shakers
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today.  I trust you all had a fantastic, holiday weekend!  My family and I had a truly wonderful, resurrection celebration together in the morning and were blessed to get to spend a little time with extended family in the afternoon.  Easter Sunday happened to also be my dad's birthday; and if it's okay with you, I'd like to share the card I made for his special day, with you all, today.

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I started this card by adding a gradient of blue watercolor to the 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" watercolor paper, card base.  Once it was dry, I adhered a variety of sizes in a gradient of cardstock, Pinpoint Balloon die cuts, trailing just right of vertical center, using Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, and Bashful Blue cardstocks.

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The Happy Birthday Bold die cut serves as my sentiment.  It was die-cut from a wide strip of white cardstock; backed with a sheet of clear acetate; and secured, in its present, angled position, with both silver and blue-threaded, straight machine stitching.  Before sealing off the sides of the prepped piece with liquid glue, I snuck a number of Sparkling Clear sequins, along with lots of large and small, silver, star sequins, in behind the sentiment panel.

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The ends of the blue thread were tied, to the front of the card face, in a textural bow; and a couple strips of silver, glitter paper, adhered to either side of the sentiment panel, complete the look.

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I'm always running low on birthday cards.  So, I decided to use this same design to knock out a couple more in different colors.

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The green alternative was made in the exact same way as above with the exception of using a gradient of green watercolors, green thread, and the combination of Hunter Green, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, and Certainly Celery cardstocks for the Pinpoint Balloons.

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The pink number used a gradient of pink watercolors, bright pink thread, and the combination of Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Pink Pirouette cardstocks for the Pinpoint Balloons.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit!  Have a terrific Tuesday, Poppystamps friends!

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Mon 17

Little Whales in the sea!!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

"Smell the sea and feel the sky.... let your soul and spirit fly!!!"

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We have vacations and all people are in the sea!!!  I could not travel but my spirit left on this card, look!!!!!

1I projected myself with my desires to be in the sea!!!! jijiji I use the new borders of Poppy diecuts like waves, I put glitter and this, give the sunshine and a fab movement to my card!!!!

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What a great whales!!!!! They jump in a sky of metallic watercolors!!!!!!

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Did you see here the shines??????

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Hello to all my friends!!!!!!!!!!!! hehehe A pretty and small whale!!! Yuhuuuu :)

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I love how I use my Poppy diecuts!!!!!! Visit our Online Store!!!!! :)

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Thanks amigas and happy vacations!!!!!!

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Sun 16

Happy Easter!
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a fabulous Easter day and that the sun is shining wherever you are!    I love creating scenes with my Poppystamps dies and today I thought a beautiful Spring Day was just the ticket! 
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I started by cutting the Happy Easter Curve from white card stock.  Next I cut it again from green card stock.  I inserted the white die into the negative cut on the green and adhered it to a panel of sky blue card stock.  I added some Stitched Cloudlines for the sky and a sun made from Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Circle Layers.
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To add some depth and dimension I added a second grassy hill by cutting the Dotted Curve cut from a light green card stock.
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The Serene Rabbit is inspecting some Stitched Eggs.  I also added a Elegant Easter Lilly.  I cut the stalk from lime green cardstock, and then cut the flowers from white.  I inked the edges of the flowers with yellow and slightly offset them  when I attached them to the stem to give a fuller appearance. 
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A Butterfly Sprinkle of  flying friends in yellow and pink are fun and colorful.  
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It looks like a beautiful day doesn't it?    I made one more really clean and simple Easter card today!
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For this easy card I water colored stripes of paint - colors you might use to dye your eggs!  and then added the Happy Easter sentiment in gold over the top!
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Wishing you all the best today and always! 
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Sat 15

Egg Hunt Treat Bag
by Olga Direktorenko

This Easter treat bag is made with tag dies - I have used Tunnel Tags to create the front and the back of a bag (watch the video to learn how to do it!). The little egg hunt scene is made with felt and some intricate Poppystamps dies:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a very happy Easter!

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Fri 14

Happy Birthday
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog! Today I am sharing a Birthday card in honor of my Granddaughter's Birthday. I am still not packed and we have to leave in 3 hours. I think I am not going to get much sleep.

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I used the Happy Birthday Melody die and the Celebration balloons. I used colors that coordinate with the party.

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Cut Birthday Melody out of purple and out of  a whit panel for the card. This could have easily been made into a shaker card if time had allowed. I splashed some ink to remove so much white space.
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My tip for adding balloon strings, use studio multi-matte medium to glue strings after looping.

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