204 posts categorized "Animals"

10/18/2017

Wed 18

Challenge Reminder - Masquerade
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're playing along with our current challenge!   This month the theme is Masquerade!  Doesn't that sound perfect for Halloween?   Your project can be for any occasion (I just love Halloween LOL!)   

10-17 copy A "Masquerade" is defined as a false show or pretense.  Halloween is a time when we dress up in costumes and pretend to be the characters we dress up as.  Many times this involves a "Mask" to conceal our identities.   We want you to create a project using a mask.  Masking is very popular in stamping - covering previously stamped areas with a mask and doing more stamping over the masked image.  Masking is also a great way to cover a stamped image and add background color.    Another type of mask is a STENCIL that masks areas allowing you to add ink where you like.  The choice is yours, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image on your project.

Here's what I made...

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I started by die cutting a circle from a post it note.  I have the ones that are sticky end to end - not just a strip at the top. 

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I used the negative of the die cut to ink up the moon on a sheet of white card stock.   I used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed.
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Next I removed the negative mask and put the circle die cut over the yellow inked moon.  I covered the rest of the card stock panel with Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.   I left some white at the bottom of the panel for my sentiment.   When I was happy with the ink coverage I splattered the panel with water, and then a splatter of white ink.  When everything was dry I removed the mask from the moon and added more Squeezed Lemonade around the moon to give it a glowing effect.

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Next I stamped some bats from Halloween Costume Cats stamp set over the moon.   I also stamped the happy halloween sentiment along the bottom of the panel.
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I added die cut birch trees in shades of purple and the kitties and pumpkins from the Costume Cats stamp set.
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The stamp set has a coordinating die set that makes cutting all the images a breeze.  I adhered the images with adhesive foam tape to add more dimension.  I positioned the kitties holding hands!   You should always have a buddy when your trick or treating! 
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I sure hope you join us for the challenge!  Its a fun way to try something new, get ideas for projects and you just might win a $20 gift certificate to the store!   You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the challenge badge in the top right column of the blog or on the tab at the top of the page!   We love to see what you make!

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10/11/2017

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder: Masquerade
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, Poppy Friends! Nancy here, reminding you there's a challenge going on and we'd love to see what you do.

Here's some inspiration for our theme this month, 'Masquerade'.

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I just can't get enough of these adorable cats, in their Halloween costumes. 

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Everything for my card was stamped first and then die cut. The dies make it easy to align the images perfectly. A little washi tape holds the image in place while you run it through the die cut machine.

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Here's where the masquerade magic happens. I die cut the Creepy Forest Collage out of vellum card stock and lightly sprayed the back with repositionable spray mount. Securing the die cut on black cardstock, I then sponge inked the window cut with my white ink.

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I went especially heavy around the middle branch, creating a foggy moon.

Then I stamped the bats in black. The sentiment, also from Halloween Costume Cats, was white embossed.When I was happy with my placement of the costumed cats and pumpkins, they were glued down.

I hope you'll give the challenge a try. There's always gc for the winner, and we all love seeing your posts!

Happy crafting, and Happy Halloween!

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10/03/2017

Tue 03

Halloween Costumes
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there! Do you know where September went?  I have a non spooky Halloween card for you today!

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I masked off my pumpkin with a sticky notepad then blended the orange inks with a blending sponge, I did the same with the kittens . 

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I blended inks on the leaves as well , rolled a few of the edges and Popped some up with fun foam.

The envelope is from Birch Press Design.

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This came tighter pretty fast so you have plenty of time to order this set and make up a few cards.

God bless you all!

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09/20/2017

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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09/02/2017

Sat 02

Narwhal Slider
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I've got some SUPER EXCITING NEWS to share!  Our parent company, Memory Box, has introduced new slider dies!  We'll be showing projects made with sliders  September 2-12.   You'll see designs from each of the design team members using several different Poppystamps images.  We've got a little candy to share too -I'll tell you more at the end of this post. 

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I'll be honest.. I've never made a slider card before.  I've seen tutorials where you have to do a bit of measuring and cutting with a craft knife and it all seemed a bit complicated to me.   The Memory Box slider die made this a quick and simple process.  And if I can do it so can you!
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I wanted to create an underwater scene for the I'm A Narwhal images.  I was concerned about the area that would peek through the cut grove for the slider so I made two identical patterns with distress ink.  It was easier to work on two panels at the same time so I could repeat the process  one step at a time.  I inked in Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron.  I added Salty Ocean around the outer edges of the panel.  I spritzed each panel with water, and then spritzed it again with some watered down Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  The finishing touch was a splash of white ink.
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I attached one of the panels to my card base.    A little planning is important!   I laid out all the images on the second panels to decide where each image would go before I cut the slider groove.     I didn't want the sliding narwhal to cover any of the other images as it moved along the groove.    To attach the narwhal in the slider goove, I cut a small rectangle of foam adhesive tape to fit in the groove easily.  I attached a penny to the reverse side, and the narwhal die cut on the front.   Next I adhered the entire front panel to my card base with adhesive foam tape.  You need the open space between the two panels to allow the slider to move.        
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Now it's time to adhere the rest of the images in the scene.   I kept some flat (the small fish), and raised the rest with foam tape to add dimension.
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This  card is so fun and was so easy to make!   I know I'll be making lots more now that I've given it a try! 

Do you love interactive slider cards?  Maybe you're new to this technique just like me!   As mentioned, we'll be showing you more slider projects through the 12th.  And we've got a special prize to give away!  At the end of our slider event,  we're going to randomly choose one comment that was left on any of the posts featuring sliders as a prize winner.  The more posts you comment on the better your chance of winning.   You have until 12 am US EST September 13 to leave comments on the posts. 

The prize will be....

  • Winner's choice of any one Poppystamps Clear Stamp Set
  • The Coordinating Dies for the Stamp Set of your choice
  • And  a Memory Box Slider Grooves Die

So please leave me a comment!  That's how you can enter to win! 
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08/11/2017

Fri 11

Prancing Christmas Deer
by Lezlye Lauterbach

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Welcome to our blog blitz! Lezlye here with winter white card for your inspiration! Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz! We have got beautiful holiday designs and inspiration from August 2 -14, and a chance to win every day! It is bittersweet for me as this will be my last official post for Poppystamps. The new team members are here in place and ready to provide you with fresh new idea's. Thank you to everyone for All your comments since the very start. Ok on to my creation process.

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I water-colored my die cut Jumping Deer trio with distress inks and painted extra color and then spritzed with water.

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For the shaker window I used the Open Hillside, Sloping Hillside and Snowscape. I cut them all out of white for my card.They layer smallest to largest.


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I re-detirmine where I want my cuts to go and lay them out and take a photo to refer back to for final card assembly. Acetate wind is placed over opening.

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I use fun foam when I have a large piece to cover to pop up the top piece to give room for the sequins or your choice of shaker material.

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The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 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 August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

If you would like to win the Jumping Deer Trio , don't forget to leave a comment.  Good luck and I hope you win!

I will still be active on my blog and sharing all of my creations there and Instagram. I have loads of idea's floating in my head. I'd love too stay in touch. 

I don't like goodbye's so... see you later Poppy Fans!

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08/10/2017

Thu 10

Holiday Blog Blitz: Holly Twig
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a few new goodies from our latest 2017 Holiday Release.  Please forgive my photography skills, though.  White is super hard for me to photograph, but it's ever so striking in real life.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by rubbing Broken China Distress Ink, through the Winter Scattered Snowflakes designer stencil, onto the center of the white cardstock, card face.  Over the stenciling, I created the scene with die cuts, beginning with an older Ava Snowflake, die-cut from white cardstock.  The rest of the die cuts all came from this latest release.  The Double Pine Cone Collage was die-cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Tip:  Use the negative die cut as a template for gluing each of those little bits into their proper places.  The Wispy Pine Needles were die-cut from Old Olive cardstock.  The Holly Twig, which you have the opportunity to win on the blog today (Woot!  Woot!), was die-cut from Soft Suede and Garden Green cardstocks; and Xmas Red Stickles was used for the berries.  Finally, the Cute Fawn was die-cut from watercolor paper and watercolored.

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I then die-cut the largest jar, from the new Jar Collection craft dies, in the center of a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" white, glitter paper.  A strip of vellum was gold-embossed with the "season's greetings" sentiment, taken from our Christmas Greetings stamp set, and adhered along the vertical, left edge of the backside of the die-cut jar, sandwiched between the glitter paper and a sheet of clear cardstock.  The edges of the glitter paper were then framed with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Tip:  Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, machine-stitching the glitter paper and clear cardstock together also ensures that they stay put for the long haul.

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The prepped, jar panel was then popped up, with foam tape, over everything else; but before it was adhered in place, I added lots of white glitter, to the scene itself, to create a shaker effect.  Tip:  Apply a thin layer of baby powder over all the glued bits, as well as to the backside of the clear cardstock, to prevent the glitter from sticking itself in all the wrong places.  The lid was die-cut from gold cardstock; hand-cut along its bottom edge; adhered to the top of the jar; and embellished with a couple of Garden Green cardstock, Holiday Holly die cuts, as well as a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, studded with a single, white pearl, to complete the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day through next Tuesday, August 14, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the newly-released goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, Holiday Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Thursday, August 17, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, right here on the blog, the following Friday, August 18, 2017.  As I said before, I've got that fabulous Holly Twig craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

That's it, from me, for today, friends.  Actually, that's it, from me, for Poppystamps.  It's my time to move on; but before I do, I have to send out a massive thank you to Jeanne for her friendship and loyalty.  She has unwaveringly believed in me and, without a doubt, been my biggest cheerleader.  I also wanted to thank Dave for giving me the opportunity to work with his gorgeous and intricate dies.  I have been stretched creatively beyond my wildest imagination but, truly, in such a good way.  And finally, thank you to each and every one of YOU, my faithful followers.  I hope this won't be the end for us and that you'll continue to come along with me on my creative journey.  What's in store is sure to surprise you as much as it does me, but I can't wait to see what it may be!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and good luck with ALL the glorious prizes during release week!  Be blessed!

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08/03/2017

Thu 03

Holiday Blog Blitz ~ Polar Bears and Snowflakes Shaker Card
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  This Christmas shaker card was so much fun to make and, since fun is fun, I am convinced it is never too early to start thinking about holiday cards! The brand new  Tiny Polar Bears and Celeste Snowflakes make adorable elements when die cut out of shrink film... with plenty of bling to match. The Pointed Rectangle Frames keeps the project easy to add both a frame and the spacing foam for the shaker card. Here are some close-ups, with a video down below:

 

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Would you like to win the Celeste Snowflakes craft die set?  Here's how and good luck!

The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 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 August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

Here's the tutorial video!

 

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07/13/2017

Thu 13

HELLO Card
by Patty tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

With this weather, very hot and sunny, I have a craving for a shaker summer card!!!! :) Look!!!!!

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I love more every day my diecuts from Poppystamps!!!!! This card is so vibrant!!! 

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I love twigs!!! I cut them in gold paper!!!! This little friend is very cheerful jijiji Look the stars!!!!! 

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Many shines and different textures!!!! When I move the shaker, and see my card, I want to dance jajajaja

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I can't wait to return with another post for you!!!

Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

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06/22/2017

Thu 22

Happy Dad's Day
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing the card I stretched my stash to make my dad for Father's Day.

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I started this card by adding green and blue, watercolor puddles to a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of watercolor paper.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as teal watercolor, before smearing Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through the Memory Box Winter Snowflakes stencil and splattering once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  The Stitched Tunnel Tag was then die-cut, from the prepped piece, just left of vertical center and set aside for later before matting that same original, watercolor piece with white cardstock and anchoring it, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to the Brocade Blue, cardstock, card face.  I then used the "happy valentine's day" stamp, from our Grateful Heart stamp set, to make the "happy DAD's day" sentiment by replacing the "valentine" with die-cut, from teal cardstock, using our Happy Birthday Bold die, letters to spell "DAD".

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The Stitched Tunnel Tag, that had been set aside previously, was then laced with Baker's Twine...

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backed with a bit of cheesecloth for texture; and popped up, with foam tape, in the same, negative space from which it was initially die-cut.

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It was also topped with a stamped in Jet Black ink, watercolored, and hand-cut Be Mine Penguin, dressed in a top hat and tie and popped up with more foam tape, in addition to a stamped, in Cotton White StazOn ink, on clear cardstock and die-cut Grateful Heart.  The stamped Grateful Heart was backed with another die-cut, clear, cardstock Grateful Heart, before they were stitched together; but before finishing off the last few white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, I stuffed the formed, heart pocket with Raspberry, Seaspray, Crystal, and silver star sequins, as well as silver seed beads, to complete the look.

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Thanks, as always, for visiting us!  Be blessed!

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