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25 posts from April 2018

Mon 30

Patriotic Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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I have a simple patriotic card to share with you today. I used scraps of cardstock to create my star strip, along with the Big and Little Star Border Layer dies from Poppystamps Spring Release!

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My sentiment was made using Stitched Main Street Tags and Sending Love Stamp set.
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The following video will show you how I made my card!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sun 29

Rose Stem Collage Thank You
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great weekend!  Jeanne here today with a clean and simple project for you to try! 
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I love playing with dies - there are so many different ways to use them to create lots of fun different looks.
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I cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller than my card base.   Next I cut the Rose Stem Collage, and the Thank You Streamer.  I layered this panel over a piece of bright pink card stock letting the colors peek through.
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A touch of gold is always welcome.  I cut the Thank You Streamer from Gold Foil and inlaid it on the cut edge of the white card stock panel.
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Wouldn't a whole set of these in different colors make a lovely gift for a friend? 
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Sat 28

Multiple Dies on One Card
by Rebecca Keppel

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So many Poppystamps dies work really well together! I grabbed three different types of dies to use on one card. They are all hearts and they all have embossed faux stitched elements so they work really well together!

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I used the Roundabout Heart die to cut a window on my card panel, the Stitched Heart Borders die to create a heart edge at the bottom and the Petite Stitched Hearts to create an inked element popped up in the center of the window.

 

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In this short video, I show how easy it is to use all three dies to pull together a card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

:) Rebecca

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Fri 27

Spring Release Thank You Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone, today I have a "thank you" card featuring several dies from Poppystamps Spring Release! There are MANY more in the release, so be sure to check it out here!  This card is an A7 or 5" x 7", sometimes you just need a larger card base to pull off your design.

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The main feature on my card is the beautiful butterfly! To create this butterfly I used the Corden and Powell Butterfly dies!  Each die can be used individually but together they make an awesome butterfly!

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For added interest I used the Finial Corner die on two of the corners of my card.  I used spray adhesive to adhere the die cuts to my card panel.

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I used the Thank You Streamer die for my sentiment; it's an older die but one I use over and over.  To see how to create this card check out the following video!

 

Thanks for stopping by the Poppystamps blog and hopefully you checked out the Spring Release! For more ideas, inspiration and news subscribe to the Poppystamps Blog!

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Thu 26

Rose Stem with Fluttering Butterflies
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello to you all! Happy almost weekend, can you believe.... May will be here in a few minutes:)

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For my card today I used the: Beautiful Rose Stem and Stitched Fluttering Butterflies dies from Poppystamps.  I cut the rose panel out of firm vellum , glued the the main body to fun foam. After placing all the pieces back in I decided to remove and color softly with Zig Real Brush Pens.

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 Below shows the pieces being placed back in  without glue and non colored. After I colored them I added tiny dots of glue and placed back in the same way.

It was like making a puzzle but already knowing where each peace was  going to go. Very relaxing!

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The butterflies are cut from firm vellum as well then colored the same way with Zig pens.

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I may add a sentiment to the front of this card but liked it as is for now... I can always add later. Thank you for the visit and I hope you give the look and die a try..... very enjoyable crafting.

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Wed 25

Challenge Reminder
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

 Today I'm sharing the card I made for our latest challenge!!!! I invite you to participate!!! 

6a01157003623c970c01bb09ffd591970d-640wiPSC#43 Framed - This month's challenge is to add a frame to your design.   A frame is a structure that surrounds or encloses something like a door or a window.    Poppystamps has several "frame" dies, but it's easy to make a frame by cutting nested dies.   And what to put inside the frame?  A scene?  a die cut?  a handful of sparkly sequins?  The choice is yours just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps  image (stamp or die) on your project! IMG_5472I use several Poppy diecuts really pretty!!!!!  Yummy with the so cute cake jiji

IMG_5473 I like give enhance to my cards!!!! Diecuts with double stitches are my favorite!!!!!

IMG_5474I use foam dots under my elements!!!! I love this card!!! jiji My cake gorgeous with glitter paper!!!!!!IMG_5475Do you like? leave me a pretty message!!!

You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the "Challenge" tab at the top of the page. Or the challenge badge in the right margin of the blog.

Kisses!!!!!

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Tue 24

Delightful Daisies
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Spring is arriving everywhere, and it's time to celebrate with a colorful bouquet of Delightful Daisies! Take a look!

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This card will brighten your mood and chase away those winter blues. I used the Delightful Daisy to cut out five different daisies in two different sizes, then played around with the stems and leaves. It's easy to create multiple stems and leaves by trimming the cuts in different ways. Once my pieces were all cut out, I assembled my card base, background panel, and the Pointed Rectangle Frame.

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I added a few Splendid Stitched Hearts and the Little Luxe Love and it feels like a lovely spring day!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Sat 21

Stitched Butterfly Woven Circle Ring
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a clean white card that's fresh and modern looking!  I love open window dies like this Woven Circle Ring die.  It's just begging to be laid over a gorgeous background to let the color show through.  There's so many possibilities with an open design like this! 

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I decided on a bright jewel colored alcohol ink background.    The YUPO paper I purchase comes in a 10 pack and I'll color all 10 sheets at the same time, reserving them for the perfect occasion.  I store the inked YUPO sheets with wax paper between each sheet so they don't stick together.  Alcohol ink can get messy - and yes it stains permanently so doing them all at once saves time and clean up - and maybe even some clothes.  I've ruined more than one shirt getting inky! LOL! 
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I like to use a paint brush and wet the areas of the YUPO paper I'm working on with isopropyl alcohol (over the counter rubbing alcohol).  It prevents the ink from drying too quickly and gives me some extra time to get the colors moving.   I like to make rainbow patterns and have several sheets in my stash.    For this card I used only half a sheet - selecting the side with the blues and greens.  I'll save the other half for another project. 
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I cut the Woven Ring Circle from a panel of  white card stock that was slightly smaller than my card base.   Next I cut the Brush Hello Die from the same panel.  I didn't want the sentiment to cut all the way through, so I applied a piece of packing tape to the reverse of the panel before I cut it.    The tape prevents the die from cutting completely through the card stock so the die cut didn't have to be inlaid.   Next I adhered the YUPO to reverse side of the open circle and adhered the panel to my card base.  I removed the cut pieces from the Woven Ring Circle and inserted it back into the open window cut.  To give the circle a clean and finished look, I adhered a Double Stitch Circle Frame around the Woven Ring Circle die cut.   Lastly I adhered the Stitched Butterfly Trio with adhesive foam tape.
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This was fun and easy to make and the results are easy to reproduce!  I hope you find some time today to MAKE!
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Fri 20

Elegant Koi
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings, my Poppy friends! I have a thing for koi. Oh yes, big time! My DH built me a koi pond so that I could watch them. We started with 5, and have been blessed with offspring. We have nearly 30 now! Take a peek...

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They're truly elegant creatures, that inspired my card.

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My Elegant Koi card began with treating the base with Distress Oxide Inks, and sprinkling water and ink for a watery effect.

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I also cut my koi several times from shimmer cardstock.

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I think a beautiful koi makes a dramatic statement on a simple 'hello' card, don't you?

Hope you liked my post today. And hope you have a wonderful day of crafting!

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Wed 18

Multiple Mini Shakers: Framed Challenge Reminder
by Rebecca Keppel

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Hi Poppystamps fans! Rebecca here for a reminder that this month's challenge is in full swing! This month's challenge is Framed. There are so many ways to use frames on cards and so many ways to create frames!  Rebecca keppel poppystamps framed challenge (1 of 2)

I used the smallest Double Stitched Square Frame die to cut several layers of fun foam and a layer of glitter cardstock. I layered up the fun foam and then adhered them to a card panel. I added some shaker goodies inside each square and covered each with a piece of acetate and a final frame of glitter cardstock.

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I was able to fit three squares on a 5.5 x 4.25 card. Each shaker features a different color. I finished off the card with a die cut hello and a stamped greeting. These mini shakers were so fun to create! How are you using frames? Don't forget to submit your Framed creation by clicking the Challenge tab up above!  

The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on April 28 to link up your design! Thanks for stopping by!

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