228 posts categorized "Animals"

06/19/2018

Tue 19

Summer Release Blog Blitz Begins!
byJeanne Jachna

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What a great day for a visit!  We're showing the newest Poppystamps release and celebrating with a Blog Blitz!    There are 16 new dies to show that we think you're going to love!  Not familiar with our Blog Blitz?  Well .. it's a special time we set aside to show the new products.. and the best part?  You'll find a prize on every post during the blitz! 
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I made an Asian inspired card today featuring two of the new dies - the Graceful Heron and the Stitched Rectangle Frames set.   I was going for an Asian look on my card using gold accents. 
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I started with a watercolor background in red, orange and yellow.  I added Stitchwork Rectangle Frames in gold and white around the outside of the card base.  The largest frame in the set is the perfect size for an A2 Card (4.25 x 5.5").  I didn't cut my dies apart so the spaces in between the dies are perfectly spaced and are nice to use as well.   I cut a whole sheet of frames at a time and kept the extras for another project.  You can see the pretty detail on the Stitchwork Frames here.  It consists of stitches and die cut tear drops that run around the entire frame.  The white in between the two gold frames is the piece left over when you cut the attached dies. 
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I triple cut the heron stacking the dies to make a thick chipboard piece to adhere to the watercolor background.  The detail on the heron is gorgeous and easy to see on the gold foil! 
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And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Stitchwork Rectangle Frames Die Set.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from June 19-29. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY 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 July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 6. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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05/22/2018

Tue 22

Hello Fine Flamingo Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hello amigas!!!! :)

Do you want to see vibrant colors???? And  a funny card??? jijiji Then, welcome to this Poppy post!!!! :)

IMG_5885I used  textured  cardstock, beautiful details like pearls & glitter and I used lots of dies to make my card!!!!

IMG_5887Did you see the yellow tag? I paint it with a yellow Sharpie jiji I love this idea, I used too a sharpie to paint Fine Flamingo!!!!

IMG_5886Hello diecut is so pretty, I love this font!!!! I put on them, acrylic dots!!!!

IMG_5888Glitter is my passion!!!! I put too metallic dots!!!! Ohh my goshhh, I love my card jiji And you? :)

IMG_5889Ready for receive summer jiji, let' s go to the beachhh, pleaseeee, but, before, leave me a pretty comment jijiji

Kisses amigas!!!!

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05/19/2018

Sat 19

Elegant Koi
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I'm bringing you a card made with one of my favorites, Elegant Koi. Love the movement of this sweet little guy, and I used a few techniques to make him that I'd love to share with you.

1st off, the background

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I chose my colors based on water, such as a fish would be swimming in. Distress Oxide works best for this technique.

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I selected a stencil, this one is Memory Box's Garden Peony Blossoms.

Then comes the fun part...

Spritz the back of the stencil with water, and carefully place it on the inked panel.

Place a paper towel over the stencil, and weigh it down with a book or in this case I used an acrylic block.

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Wait awhile for the water to soak into the ink. I waited 5 minutes.

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When you remove the stencil the image is set into your panel! Isn't that wild? Thanks to Marcia Hill, who taught me this fun technique!

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I also used a stencil to create the glittery scales for my Elegant Koi. First die cut with vellum, then spread with Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Moonstone colored with re-inker). I wanted a bit of orange on my yellow koi, so I added a few spots of watercolor.

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Brush Hello was cut 3 times with 3 shades of  blue shimmer paper. 

Hope you enjoyed today's post and my little tutorial. It's a fun technique that really adds a punch to a background, and another  fun way to use your stencils.

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05/10/2018

Thu 10

Seaside
by Jeanne Jachna

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About this time every year I start thinking about heading sea side.  I miss the ocean air and walking in the sand.  As with most of my crafting I'm inspired by what I see, or things that are on my mind.  Mostly my crafting is a sweet escape.  So come along with me today - we're headed down to the harbor!
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I used lots of dies to make this fun scene.  The Stitched Cloud borders make a layered cloudy sky, and the Ric Rac Stitches become waves.  I cut the waves in several shades of blue layering each border one over the other.  
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The Birds In Flight (Seagulls) are looking for a catch and a big fish (Lovely Koi) is ready to jump!
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Sometimes I can't find just the right die so a few pieces are cut by hand.  Can you guess which ones they are?  
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Did you guess the beams of light from the lighthouse?  That's right!  And the second is the cropping of land that the lighthouse is perched upon! 
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Isn't it wonderful the places your imagination will take you? I hope you find some time for a sweet escape today! 
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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05/08/2018

Tue 08

Hello Tag
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

May for me, is the month of give a lot of details in birthdays and special dates! Then, I made some gift tags, but today I show you one jijiji Look!!!!! 

IMG_5883The last Poppystamps release was wonderful,  I loved "Easter Chicks Clear Stamp Set" , I can use on any occasion, not only Easter!!!! 

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May be you see a "simple tag" but I use several new diecuts!!! If you want see our new release (Stamps and Diecuts) you can enter HERE... :)

IMG_5881Hope you like amigas!!!!!

I love read you! Thanks for your sweet comments!

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04/20/2018

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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04/06/2018

Fri 06

A New Arrival
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today! Today I am sharing a card I created that features this pair of sweet Little Rabbits! This could be a great Easter card idea, but it was actually created to welcome a brand new baby boy into our extended family! He's not here yet, but everyone is awaiting his arrival soon!

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This card was so easy to make! I started by cutting out the Little Rabbits in teal, then cut the squares from the Double Stitch Square Frames in shades of blue and white. Can you imagine how cute this would look in pink or yellow too? Everything from the DoubleStitch Square Frames fits together so perfectly too!

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These Little Rabbits would look great with our April challenge too, Spring Fever! A new arrival is on the way!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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03/18/2018

Sun 18

Blog Blitz: Easter Chicks
by Nancy Penir

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It's Blog Blitz time, and we're featuring some new Poppy stamp and dies for Spring!

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This Easter card uses 3 new die sets and a fun new stampset called, Easter Chicks.

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I used the Blooming Border die to create an emboss on the left side of my A2 sized base card.

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Lots of sweet flowers and leaves cut from Blooming Border, from shimmer cardstock, for a shaker card.

I glued some of the flowers on the outside of my shaker too.

Hope you're inspired to create some Spring cards, and enjoy the Blog Blitz as we give you some more ideas!

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03/17/2018

Sat 17

Spring Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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We're so excited to share another new release!  We've added lots of things for Spring, and some fun basics (think borders and tags) that you won't want to miss.  You can see the entire new Spring 2018 release here.
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My project today features the new Easter Chicks clear stamp set.   Of course there are coordinating dies that make cutting these cuties a snap!
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I stamped rows of tulips in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic markers.  I  layered them on a green watercolor background to look like a green field.
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I chose flower colors in yellow, orange, and red to match the cute little chickies, their rosy cheeks, and little love hearts.
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Ah Spring.. Love is in the Air! 
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And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Easter Chicks Clear Stamp Set.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from March 17-27, 2018. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY 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 March 31 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on April  3. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"


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03/13/2018

Tue 13

2 Easter Cards!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Today I show you many pictures! I made 2 cards with a season that I love: Easter... "Pascua" for me!!!! 

I always say that with Poppy you have the best diecuts and stamps!!! Look my first card!!!!

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The colors are very tender and delicate!!!!

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I use several diecuts, I'm really in love with my cards!!!!!

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Maybe my cards do not have different techniques, but I love making them easy and simple for  inspire to you  and you run to make a lot of cards!!!! 

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This tender die with a little rabbit is fantastic. I cut the bunny in glitter paper!

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Next is a bonus extra! I made this card for another blog (I'm DT too jiji).....

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I use the same materials, the same diecuts and colors and I like the result!!!!

IMG_5481Oh my gosh, I see my pictures and I love this jijiji
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Do you like????
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Remember: Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.

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Kisses amigas!!!!

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