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28 posts from September 2017

Fri 29

Halloween card
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today..

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Something I do not normal make is "Halloween cards" we do not celebrate this occasion here in the UK! as our oversea`s friends do, although it is becoming more popular now.

I think these ghost`s are really cute!

This is how I have placed them in this "Creepy Forest collage"

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I have cut these Ghost in a piece of scrap card! placed onto my main card I will be using.

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This is my "Creepy Forest" cut out of black card, I have placed this where I want my ghost to appear! 

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Remove the black forest card..Leaving the cut out in place.. place the die onto the cut out and using a poky (pricking)  tool..mark the card through  the holes..Center & 4 outside holes. Remove the die and cutout, now place the die back in place..If you hold your card and die up together you can see the holes you have made with your poky tool.

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 This is the finished topper, I have used dark purple as the backing card, foam tape used to add depth  to the layers..

Got my old Frantage out and did some distressing on "Stitched Maple Trio" with bronze/ black and chunky purple bits, also on the "Happy Halloween".love these googly eyes! "Witch Collage" comes in a circle when cut, I just cut her out and placed as shown.  

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"Happy Halloween" text removed from "Hip Halloween Circle" 

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Thu 28

Poppystamps and Buttons Galore and More Blog Hop
And a SALE!!

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Hi and thanks for stopping by! You picked another great day for a visit because we're having a blog hop with Buttons Galore and More!   

You already love Poppystamps dies and stamp sets!   I know we all love a little bit of bling on just about everything, and lets face it.. dies make the best shaker cards!  Buttons Galore and More has beautiful embellishments for all your papercraft projects.  They have novelty buttons for all occasions in different sizes and shapes, as well as amazing shaker mixes with shaped sequins (think hearts flowers and stars).  We think you're going to love them as much as we do! 

Here's a peek at some of the projects made by the design team

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You're going to love all the projects made with Poppystamps and beautiful Buttons Galore and More embellishments!   Just click the links below to hop through the list of designers with projects to share.  Leave a comment on all of the blogs because we'll be choosing two winners at random from the comments along the way to receive a $20 gift certificate to the Poppystamps store.   You have until 11:00 pm US EST on October 1 to leave a comment on the blogs to be entered to win.  Winners will be announced on October 2.  So let's get hopping!  The first stop is Michele K. Henderson!

Here's the complete list for easy reference! 

Michele K. Henderson  

May Flaum

Jeanne Jachna  

Lorrie McCullers

Marybeth Lopez

Anaya Whye

Nancy Penir  

Connie Mercer

Jennifer Svare  

Kelli Stradling

Robin Tharaldson 

Rebecca Keppel  

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To celebrate the hop we want to share a special discount with you too!   Use the code "BUTTONS" at the Poppystamps store and receive 20% off your entire order.  We're also offering FREE SHIPPING  (USA only) for this special event.  Offer ends October 1! 



Tue 26

Fall Release Blog Blitz: Jack o Lantern taglet
by Patty Tanúz

Amigas lindas!!! Hola!!!

Our Fall Release Blog Blitz finish today! So, we need your comments jiji, you can win today with me Jack O Lantern Taglet!!! Good Luck amigas!!! 

You want to see my card? It is fun and cheerful!!!

1Halloween Costume Cats clear stamp set is my favorite in this release!!!!  I want to have a party with these little cats with beautiful costumes!!! jiji 

IMG_4891A crazy idea was use a big pompom, I see the pumpkins and I have too a big smile hehehe

IMG_4895I stamp some spiders and bats, I love the gothic look of "Happy Halloween", may be I can think that "Edward"  come to me!!! jijiIMG_4894Ok, then, want to win Jack O Lantern Taglet!!??? Aww!!! 

The blog blitz runs from September 16-26, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 2.

Thanks for your beautiful comments!!!!

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Mon 25

Poppystamps Happy Haunting Card and Blog Blitz!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Welcome to Poppystamps 2017 Fall Release and Blog Blitz!!!  My card uses Creepy Forest Collage, Bat Ring, Ghost Collage and Happy Halloween Signs dies along with Halloween Costume Cats stamp set!!!

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I cut my ghosts from Vellum to give them a translucent look! 

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I attached the ghosts to the branches of the spooky tree! The Bat Ring die continues the theme of my card to the inside! Love those bats!!

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The ghosts look as if they are running (floating) away from the scary bats!! The following video will show you how I created this card and give you some helpful techniques!

 

If you would like to win the Bat Ring die please leave a comment. Here is more information on the Poppystamps 2017 Fall Blog Blitz!

The blog blitz runs from September 16 through September 29 (last day to leave a comment). Poppystamps will be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  Each designer has chosen a specific die for their Blog Blitz post and you have a chance to win that die!!  To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.  One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz.  A random number generator is used to select winners from the comments. You have until midnight US EST September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced, on this blog, on Monday, October 2. So be sure to leave a comment below!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Sun 24

Halloween Cards for Mass Production
by Olga Direktorenko

Poppystamps Blog Blitz continues and today I am introducing and giving away the fabulous Leafy Wreath Collage craft die!

I have created three different Halloween cards that are looking intricate but at the same time they are easy to reproduce and mass produce - and I have used the Leafy Wreath for each one of those cards!

For a chance to WIN this beautiful die just leave a comment below by September 29th. Don't forget to comment on other posts of the Blog Blitz for more chances to win the dies from the new Fall and Halloween release!

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Sat 23

Fall Release Blog Blitz + Adhering Thin Die Cuts
by Rebecca Keppel

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Halloween is right around the corner! And just like those adorable costumed kitties, I couldn't be more excited! I think I love making Halloween cards as much as Christmas cards! I had a blast stamping and coloring and die cutting all those little cats, but when it came to the Happy Halloween, Crooked Fence and Doodle Jack O Lanterns, I did not have the patience to adhere them so I used a thin double sided adhesive.

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Check out this short video to see how I pulled all these elements together and created my card:

This card is part of the Fall Blog Blitz which means that if you comment below you will be in the running to win those adorable Doodle Jack O Lantern dies! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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Fri 22

Autumn Fairies..
by Pam Simpson

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Hello everyone, Pam here sharing my "Fall card" today..   prize today "Crooked Fence" from the new release by Poppystamps ..as it`s a blog blitz.. Sorry I have not used this die on my project! I was going to decorate this acetate jar at the bottom with this fence...but still  in the post somewhere.

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My fairies and leaves Poppystamps "Autumn Fairies stamps and matching dies, coloured using pro markers and touch of glitter glue.

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I have used Acetate from an old package, die cut the jar, then taped this to my old wooden rolling pin, heat with my heat gun and shaped around the rolling pin! worked a treat!

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Natural moss  placed in the bottom of the jar, using hot glue.

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Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the beautiful and versatile "Crooked Fence" die!  During the fall blitz, Poppystamps will be giving away a prize on each blog post.  The blog blitz runs from September 16-26, 2017. To enter to win, you need to leave a comment on each of the posts that you wish to enter.   (To enter all the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on each one.)  One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts.  One prize per person per blog blitz. A random number generator is used to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 2.

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Thank you for stopping by Pam x

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Thu 21

Witch Collage
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

Welcome to the Poppystamps Halloween Blog Hop! We are bringing the spooky all week, and throwing in a few treats too just for you! Today I am sharing a spooky CAS shaker created with the brand new Witch Collage. Take a look!

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I love this fun little die! The die itself is actually a circle, so you could make the base of your card any shape you'd like! I made mine super clean and simple in this little square shape.

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I began this card by cutting and folding my card base out of a bright green. I then added a background panel piece of of watercolor paper stamped and spritzed with a few of my favorite Distress Oxide inks.

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I used strips of very sticky foam tape to create a little well for my sequin mix. Thanks to some VERY helpful tips from a few Poppystamps fans, I sprinkled a nice coating of embossing powder all over the foam tape, shook off the excess, then heated it with my heat gun. It worked like a dream! The embossing powder created a little coating on the too sticky tape, allowing my sequins to slide and float with ease!

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I adhered my witch collage panel onto the foam tape with glue, and added a few spooky green sequins. Originally, I had planned to add a few spooky little spiders swinging by, but decided I really like the look of this matte black silhouette witch with the shiny sequins behind her. What might you create?

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Thanks so much for joining us today! Before you go, be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win this wicked Witch Collage die from Poppystamps! Come back every day for more opportunities to win!

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Wed 20

Lots of Dots Challenge Reminder!
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello everyone! More great Fall Blitz inspiration will return soon, but we wanted to take a super quick break to remind you of a fun way to inspire others and win a prize! Have you entered your Lots of Dots challenge card yet? If not, great news! There is still time to create, inspire, and enter the drawing. Entering is easy - details are here. 

So, here's my contribution of of dots, dots, and more dots!  The dots on this 5" x 5" card came from patterned paper, the Ball Wreath die, a dotted clouds embossing folder, circle frame, and a dotted border separating the background pieces - even the cheeks on the adorable little Narwhal!

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What I love most about this card is that the dimension is all throughout. There is shadow underneath the ball wreath, lots of stacked layers in the frames. Using circles and a square shape together added to the dimension, as well. So much fun to make!

Check out the video below, and be sure to enter your "lots of dots" card ~ can't wait to see it!

~The Fall Blitz fun returns tomorrow!~

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Tue 19

Happy Halloween
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! And welcome to my post featuring Poppystamps newest... Halloween release! It couldn't get more exciting around here, with the new stamps and dies. I get to feature the newest pumpkin set, Swirl Pumpkin and Harvest Pumpkin!

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Oh how I love this time of year! Changes everywhere, from the weather, to the leaves on trees, fall is definitely in the air. Even the food we eat takes on a pumpkin spice flavor! (Lattes anyone?)

Pumpkin Swirl is everything Poppystamps is known for: perfectly sized and shaped with even the sweetest vine curled on top! And with it's mate, Harvest Pumpkin, you can use just the silhouette or back it with contrast color.

Let's look at how I made this card. I love to create a scene, and with a bit of drama for the Halloween season. Sponge inking a background came first, in colors that will let my pumpkins take center stage.

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Now for a slightly spooky tree...

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I created a stencil with Poppy's Birch Tree die, sponging it with a ghostly gray,  and next made a frame from Poppy's largest Pointed Oval Frames. 

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I cut the frame several times to pop it up, then added the sponge inked frame to the top of my stack.

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All 3 pumpkins were cut with glitter paper, and the orange pumpkin popped up with foam. My greeting is also a new die, Happy Halloween Signs. You're going to be seeing this set of sentiments a lot during the release. It's beyond cute, with just a bit of  'Haunted Mansion' flare to it!

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Are you excited? You could win the set of your choice by leaving a comment on the different posts all week.

Good Luck, Happy Fall and happy creating!

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