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27 posts from October 2017

Tue 31

Clean & Simple Last Minute Halloween Cards
by Rebecca Keppel

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 Happy Halloween! If you're like me, you always end up needing a few more cards than you originally planned on! 

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And that's where a clean and simple design comes in handy! In just a few minutes with limited supplies, I was able to pull together three bold and graphic Halloween cards using Poppystamps dies and cardstock.

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Check out this video to see how easy it is to create these last minute, fun Halloween cards!

Have a safe and happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by!

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Mon 30

Sending Christmas Wishes
by Robin Tharaldson

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This card features a design strip made with the circles stamp from the Studio Blotter stamp set. I used my stamp positioner, red and green ink and and moved my cardstock repeatedly to make my design. Then over top I used VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder. I used gold glitter paper to cut Poppystamps Sending Script die and heat embossed my stamped sentiment, from Poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set.

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Here are directions for making the decorative strip.

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I started with my red ink, stamped the image, and moved my paper one inch, up or down, for each impression.

Step 2A

I moved my starting point up a half inch and stamped my first green impression. From there each impression was one inch up or down.

Step 3A

I moved my starting point up a quarter inch, stamped my first Versamark impression and used gold embossing powder. From there each impression was one inch up or down. I stamped three impressions with Versamark and then heat embossed; repeated until my strip is covered; then trimmed the strip down into two pieces. I used a Memory Box Notecard, in Cranberry, as my card base and then splattered it with gold paint. Added my sentiment strip and adhered Sending to my card!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sun 29

Sweet Faerie Tag
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm starting to focus on more holiday projects - Christmas Cards and tags to dress up packages!  Today I'm sharing a cute simple tag that will delight the young at heart!
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I started with a Tucked Corner Tag cut from white card stock.  I added a small snowy border made with the Stitched Hills die to the bottom of the tag to add some detail to the snowy scene.   It's the perfect place for the igloo from the Wintertime Faeries clear stamp set.
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I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers before die cutting them with the coordinating die set.  I adhered all the images with adhesive foam tape.  I wanted to give the faerie the appearance of flight.  She's waving her magic want and leaving presents for everyone nice! 
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 added a string of die cut stars hanging from twine strung through the holes at the top of the tag.  Most twine has a tendency to unravel at the ends so I like to finish the ends with a knot.  For this one I added some glass beads.  The holidays require a little sparkle and shine! 
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Have a great day! 
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Sat 28

Time to sparkle and shine! Layout
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

In November I will go to the beach! Why in november?  It will be my son's birthday and he wants to go to Cancún! With the craving that I have of beach, I made a page with a photo of my daughter, I hope the days pass soon jijiji

Look at this wonder!!! jiji (for me, with Poppy stamps and dies, all is a a wonder!!!! jaja)

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I think that this layout is so easy for to do.... Only  I put my items in strategic places jiji

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I love "I'm a Narwhal clear stamp ", I work with "I'm a Narwhal Die Set" too and all is beautiful!!!!! I like a lot the Shasta Twigs, I cut them in gold! 
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The font that has my Hello is wonder too jiji 
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I paint the bottom of the sea with watercolors...  Did you see the sand of the sea? is real sand of the Cancun sea!!!!!!!
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I put behind each element a foam dot.... I really love my page!!!!!! 
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Remember, with Poppy, you can to do any type of project!!!! 

I would love to read your nice comments in this post!!!

Thanks!!!!!

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Fri 27

Easy and Festive Gatefold Cards
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  Today I'll share how I made these fun, simple gatefold cards! 

The possibilities are endless with the color and embellishment options to create different looks and themes.  

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The fabulous base layers from the Postage Square Layers and Heart Pattern Plate make the perfect base for a gatefold card that looks like it took a long time to make... but didn't!  

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I used the Stitched Evangeline Snowflake as the base for a sparkly layer of Boho Snowflake.  I love how these snowflake dies work together to create options!  I definitely could have put a crystal or sequin on top of the snowflake, but I love how flat these cards are especially when mailing bulk cards for Christmas. 

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Since there were three square postage bases to embellish, I thought the three letters from the Joy Banner die perfectly matched the playful Heart Pattern Plate.

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All of these dies are so versatile - even the lettering look can be changed with a different paper and crank of the die cutter!  

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The Roaming Polar Bear looks great all white and sparkly, and I just couldn't resist as long as the glitter paper was out!  A quick flip to horizontal, and larger Rectangle Postage Layer made it fast and easy.

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The Folk Merry Christmas is the perfect font for a Kraft-style card, so I used this for the interior card greeting.  The red base was made using the Postage Rectangle Layers and the Pinpoint Rectangle Layers made the top layer so easy. 

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I love how the borders from the Postage Layers give a festive hello even while in the envelope!

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Check out the video below for a closer look of these cards and tips on how they were made! Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day!

 

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Thu 26

Christmas Fairies
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello there!  I used the darling Wintertime Fairies Stamp and Die set from Poppystamps  to make this shaker card .

 I used Memory box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers to cut out the window opening for the shaker.

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See the one tiny light bulb in the set, its so fun because you can make anything with it.

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  I stamped the little Christmas bulbs then drew in the string with a fine tip black marker.

I raised my panel with fun foam added some sequins and then the holly on the outside of the window .

Everything is colored in with Spectrum Noir shimmer pens.

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It's so fun making the shaker cards with the fun foam, I think it fast and easy. Hope you have a good weekend .

God bless you all!

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Wed 25

Poppystamps Masquerade Challenge Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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I hope you are enjoying Poppystamps October Challenge, Masquerade! Using stencils is an easy way to create interesting backgrounds and effects on your projects. And making a mask or stencil from your dies is a great way to expand their use.

 

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I used Memory Box Sprinkle Dots stencil and Dreamweaver Silver Embossing Paste. Love the texture and sparkle from the silver paste! I have also used this stencil for whispy windy backgrounds using a light blue ink.

October PS CU 6 Snowflake with watermark

I used Poppystamps Swirled Joy and Stitched Alpine Snowflakes dies for my card. The Joy was cut three times using red cardstock and glued together for added dimension. The snowflakes were cut once from silver glitter cardstock and then two more times using white cardstock.

 

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I hope you are enjoying the Masquerade Challenge and be sure to upload your projects 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tue 24

Poppystamps Fall Thank You
by Robin Tharaldson

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I am so ready for Fall! I know it is officially Fall, according to the calendar, but it is in the 90's here and on Monday we will hit the 100's. OK, not Fall in my world, lol. However, with the holidays almost upon us I find I never have enough Thank You cards and this sheet of wood veneer has been calling to me for a while; so I have been making a few Thank You cards to have on hand.

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I used Poppystamps Oak Leaf Oval Collage and Thank You Streamer dies to cut the wood veneer sheet. The dies cut through the wood like butter, seriously! Best part, the wood veneer I used is adhesive backed, woo hoo!

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I you don't have wood veneer I think this card would look great using a brown cardstock! I finished my card with sequins from Poppystamps called Not So Heavy Metal; this pack of sequins and glitter is perfect for a Fall shaker card! The following video shows how easy it is to make this card using wood veneer sheets!

 

I hope this post will inspire you to try using different materials on your projects! 

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

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Sun 22

Winter Wish
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  You know I love color and color blocking is one of my favorite techniques.  Adding bold colors creates clean lines and wonderful contrast to your projects.  For this card I selected three shades of blue for a winter scene.
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The trio of dies I used today are beautiful individually, but so stunning when stacked together!
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I cut the Sloping Hillside from the medium shade of blue.  This will be the bottom layer of my card that is adhered to the card base.  You will notice with each layer I cut the outside edges slightly smaller so that each layer of color is also revealed along the outer edges of the card. 
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Next I cut the Snowscape from the darkest shade of blue.  I placed the snowy cut out behind the Sloping Hillside die cut and adhered it to the base of the card.   I trimmed the frame that was left behind slightly smaller than the light blue and adhered it to the card base. 
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The last layer cut from the lightest shade of card stock is the Open Hillside.   Again I trimmed the outer edges to make a slightly smaller frame for an ombre effect inside and outside the die cut images. 
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To complete the scene I added a Bashful Fawn and the sentiment "wish" in white card stock. 

I hope you find time to make something beautiful today! 

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Sat 21

Halloween Costume Cats
by Nancy Penir

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Happy Saturday, everyone! It's getting close to Halloween, and I just finished a new card going to a friend's children.

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I said it before, I LOVE the Halloween Costume Cats stamps and dies! They just tickle with their sweet little grins.

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All my kitty die cuts were copic colored. Border cut from glitter paper & Oak Leaf Oval Collage cut and colored too.

Shaker elements: Buttons Galore and More Spooky Fun.

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What little one doesn't love an interactive shaker?

Hope you enjoyed today's Poppy Post, and got some ideas for Halloween cards.

Have a great weekend!

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