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30 posts from August 2017

Thu 31

5 Ways to Embellish Die Cuts
by Rebecca Keppel

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When you have cute dies there is no need to spend extra money on expensive embellishments! Instead use simple cardstock and a few easy techniques to embellish your die cuts. You can stamp on them, ink the edges, add shimmer or dimension. The skies the limit!
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In this video I walk through 5 of my favorite ways to embellish die cuts and show how I put together the mason jar window card above.

What are your favorite ways to embellish die cuts? 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wed 30

Fall Thank You Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone! My post for today features two die sets from Poppystamps 2017 Holiday release, Stitched Oak Trio and Stitched Maple Trio! So many ways to use these beautiful Fall leaves AND the detail is amazing! These dies worked perfectly with my Fall wreath design!  To create the bottom of my card I used the Circle Bump Borders from Memory Box Open Studio. You could also use a circle die from the Circle Basics Set to create the same effect.

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On the front of the card I used the Thank You Streamer die.  I cut the die three times and used spray adhesive to layer them together. My wreath is formed on top of a Pointed Circle Frame die to help keep it round!  The sentiment, is from the Little Kindness stamp set.

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I used a warm, gold, metallic watercolor to flick onto my card front and wreath.  To finish the card I added my sentiment die cut, again using spray adhesive, and a natural twine bow!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Tue 29

Believe
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!

My mood with the new release of Poppy is Christmas!!!! I made a "strange card" jijiji with a different shape very beautiful!!!!! and  with a plus: a pretty and little shaker!!!! :)

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Look  that shiny paper behind the gold "Believe"!!!!!
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I feel love when I see the perfect cut of the Poppy diecuts!!!!!

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Snowflakes are sophisticated and elegant with stitches!!!! 
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With Poppy, this season smells  Christmas!!!!!
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Kisses amigas!!!!!!!

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Mon 28

Sending Good Things Your Way
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  Sometimes Mondays are a little hard so I'm sending good things your way with a pretty floral card made with the Sending Scribbles Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies.
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I created a simple background by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink on a white card panel.  Next I splattered it with water, and then I splattered it again with some watered down Mustard Seed ink.   For the finishing touch a splatter of white ink.  I kept the bottom of the card free of ink - the perfect place for my sentiment.
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I normally cut and color several stamped images when I get a new set to make it easier when I create.  All I need to do is select the images I want and arrange them in different ways.  I usually use a scrap piece of heavy plastic or acetate to pick up the whole arrangement to experiment with different backgrounds.  This allows me to move the entire arrangement instead of one image at a time.

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Because I cut several leaves and flowers I can tuck them in here and there to decide how many looks best in my arrangement.  I love that I can create lots of different cards and looks by using just one stamp set and matching dies.  
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I purposely didn't do alot of color blending with the Copic markers.  The scribbled design of the flowers give a more casual feel, and the loose coloring adds to freehand look of the images.
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These flowers are fresh and fun!  I know you'll reach for this set over and over again! 
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Fri 25

Beyond Borders Large River Faerie
by Nancy Penir

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End of Summer Greetings, and happy to bring you some more inspiration for our Poppy Stamps Challenge this month,

Beyond Borders. I wanted to give the Large River Faerie a magical setting to match her joyful pose.

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This card was such fun to make. Some simple steps, and plenty of shimmer!

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I used the stencil from Memory Box called, Modern Blooming Frame, and first sponge inked the card, then spritzed on some Perfect Pearls for shimmer.

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Large River Faerie die comes with the faerie wings, which I cut and glittered twice, once in pale pink card stock, and then again in vellum. My faerie is dancing on a Large Iceland Poppy, both lightly inked and spritzed with my pearl spray.

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Sentiment from: Fairy Greetings, white embossed on a homemade vellum banner.

You have 1 more week to enter the Beyond Borders Challenge, and a chance to win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps shop.

Maybe to buy this gorgeous faerie die set? Good Luck! Can't wait to see what you create!

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Thu 24

Sending Sparkle Your Way..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today sharing my Christmas card I made using Poppystamps dies and stamps..  

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I have used Navy Blue & white colours. finished size 5.1/2"x 7".

Some photo shots! how I made this card topper.

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Back panel and frame adhered to silver glitter card.

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I used double sided sticky sheet onto navy card, then die cut Poppystamps "Crystal Ornaments" ..adhered as shown.

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Corner decoration using

ribbon with beads..

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Thank you for stopping by Poppystamps blog today...Pam x

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Wed 23

Challenge Reminder: Beyond Borders
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! Don't forget the challenge, Beyond Borders, going on right now! There's always a prize given. And you just might win! Check out my card this Friday, right here on the Poppystamps blog, to see how it was made.

Hugs, and have a great week!

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Tue 22

Sparkle
by Patty Tanúz

I continue in the Christmas fever using my new diecuts  of our release!!!!!!! 

Again bright colors and much joy on a card!!!! 

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Look the backgound! All is new and festive!!!!
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IMG_4635Kisses dear amigas!!!! :)

Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

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Mon 21

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there, Marybeth here today! I am sharing a card I created with Poppy Stamps: Sending Scribbles and Sending Scribbles die set. Even though this is one stamp and die set it has many different ways to use it and I think the sentiments are perfect for many uses, seems to be my go to set right now.

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I used my Zig Brush pens, to color in my cut and stamped image. Since I used watercolor card stock I didn't  have to add much water as the paper drinks up the brush pens very well, and I wanted to keep the vibrant color. I scored some random lines across my white panel for some added texture. 

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Here is a picture of the dies and stamp set. If you look closely you can see I  have a cut out and stamped... Sending... sentiment  that I decided not to use this time. Instead I just tamped the sentiment with a soft gray ink.

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I used some pinkish orange and fall-ish colors for this card since its almost fall and still summer. I am really liking that pumpkin-ish color bloom and might add another one to this card.

Hope you liked it and as you can see anyone can create this card. 

Thank you for all the kind comments on the Blog Blitz!

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Sun 20

Magical Lanterns
by Olga Direktorenko

To create this card I have used a beautiful and super intricate new die by Poppystamps called Chinese Lanterns. I have die cut it out of gold foiled cardstock, inlayed it into a brown background and made numerous vellum windows out of each lantern. 

All the techniques and creative process are disclosed in the video below.

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Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again soon!

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