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27 posts from April 2017

Sat 29

Hello Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

Today I present to  you a beautiful card with a background so pretty with  wonderful effects!!!  I hope you like!!!! Look!!!!

1In the close ups, you can see the beauty of Poppy diecuts, I cut them in felt!!! Love , really love felt!!!!

2Many shines!!!!!! Glitter pop up of my card!!!! Faerie lives  happy between butterflies!!!!!

3Look again!!! jijiji  Love all!!!!!!!!  What a beauty eh? jajajaja

4I hope to read you with your pretty comments!!!

Besos amigas!!!!

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Fri 28

Thank You Streamer.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, I have been playing with my  "Amour Stackables Background plates" from Birch Press Design, this is another part of Memory Box. 

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I have used for this background "Amour background Plates" B & C.. Pink and Cream card, "Sylvan Frame" by Poppystamps Green card, this was a bit of an experiment to see how they look to-gather..

Below showing I cut B plate  in Pink  with C plate in cream card..

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  Next rather than adhere together with glue, I have used foam sticky pads, another experiment! must say I love this look. 

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Adhered onto cream background panel,  Thank you Streamer in silver shadowed with green. Finished of with Poppystamps "Sylvan Frame".

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Shaping these  "Blooming Blossom"  petals to layer together with glue, on my very messy foam mat (sorry) and ball tool.

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I arrange these flowers as shown in two corners... Using  hot glue  from my gun, one flower at a time as I was adding a silver bead to the center of each flower, before the glue set.

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I hope I have given you some ideas to mix your dies, so you can get different looks. 

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This would make a lovely Wedding/Anniversary/Special Friend card, don`t you think.

Card size 4.3/4" x 5.3/4" top opener. (tent card)

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Thu 27

Pretty Preppy Flowers
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a spring floral card. 

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I started by water colouring a blue background for my scene. Nothing fancy, just a quick wash of blue paint on water colour paper. After this was dry I took one of the dies from Delicate Stitches and created a frame on the background and then added a sentiment from the Ornamental Butterflies stamp set.

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For the Preppy Flowers I randomly painted yellow, pinks and reds on water colour card stock and die cut the flowers from it. This way the flowers are uniquely coloured in an easy and quick way. Once the flowers were dry I brushed a thin layer of glue on them and sprinkled Distress Rock Candy Glitter on top. Since the glitter is clear you can still see the colours underneath and it gives the flowers a bit of sparkle.

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I wanted a feeling of whimsy, like the flowers were swaying in the breeze so I decided to add a layer of vellum flowers behind the first layer and I really like how that turned out.

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I figured a field of flowers needed a few fluttering friends so I used the Butterfly Sprinkles dies to add some butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Wed 26

thank you
Mona Pendleton

Hi there! It's Mona here today with a thank you card to share.

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My card features a fun butterfly shaped shaker. To create this card, I used one of the Stitched Butterfly Trio die to cut a butterfly window on a memory box Stitched Rectangle Layer. I filled the shaker with sequins then layered with another Stitched Rectangle Layer. I added a Pretty Stitches border.

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The fun background was created using the Heart Pattern Plate and the sentiment is from the Hope and Thanks stamp set.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Poppystamps Mona Floral Signature copy

 

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!

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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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