184 posts categorized "Animals"

02/26/2017

Sun 26

Stitched Easter Greetings
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great weekend!  There's lots of new Easter dies in the store and I really wanted to make one with the Easter Egg Party dies.  I wanted to show all the different dies in the set (there are 5 patterned eggs) and came up with this fun quilted  card.
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Don't you just love all that pretty stitching in the background?  This one was a little tricky so let me show you how it was made!  First a little measuring!  I decided to make four rows with four eggs in each row.
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I cut a white card stock panel slightly smaller than that of an A2 size card - 4" x 5 1/4".  Next I divided the panel into squares.  You can see where I scored the rows.   The scoring was really helpful in aligning the dies for the stitches.  I could easily see where to place the border dies (I used two different dies from the Delicate Stitches Set.    I have a magnetic plate on my cutting machine that held the dies in place nicely.
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When the border dies were complete I added the Happy Easter Curve die and trimmed off the excess so the edges were even with the card panel.
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I wanted to point out that I lost a tiny bit of paper where the two sets of stitches cut over each other.    Mistakes happen and to me quite often!! LOL!!   No worries - you can cover up any imperfections with embellishments like gems or sequins.  I covered this up with a little bunny and I don't think anyone would notice if I didn't share it!
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I double cut all the eggs - once from gold foil and once from colored card stock.   I actually inlaid all the eggs.  If this isn't "you're thing" you can use the Stitched Egg Medley dies to place behind the die cut eggs in the Easter Egg Party.  I don't mind paper piecing - it's a labor of love and I really like how it looks when they're all done - nice and smooth! 
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I put a small piece of washi on the back of the die cut and then inserted the pieces - that little bit of washi held each piece in place.  When I adhered them on the card with liquid glue they were completely secure.
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Here's where my little "boo boo" was.. before you saw it.. now you don't.  That little rabbit from Bunny Hop looks like he was meant to be there doesn't he? You can see from the sprinkle of sequins that it would be easy to hide other mistakes.
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Isn't all that gold just yummy?
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I love the quilted look of the design... AND I got all the different eggs on to one card!  LOL!! What will you make today???

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02/24/2017

Fri 24

Happy Easter
by Mona Pendleton

Hi! It's Mona here with an Easter themed card to share featuring dies and stamps from the new release.

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I created my own patterned paper using a variety of pretty stamps from the Friends and Flowers stamp set:

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For the sentiment, I used the Happy Easter Curve die then topped it off with a die cut Serene Rabbit:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mona

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02/19/2017

Sun 19

Bunny Hop
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello, Marybeth here today! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! We had lots of rain here again in California!

Thought it would be fun to make a Easter card with the darling new Poppystamps dies:  Stitched Egg Medley, Bunny Hop and Happy Easter Curve.

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The bunnies are layered 3 times, the first layer is a softer gray card stock to give a bit of interest to the layers with one being a bit darker.

The eggs are glued on and a few are with  popped up with a bit of thin foam tape. The front panel is raised using fun foam.  Easy card, once you figure out your layout. :)

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 I love those little bunnies and detailed Easter eggs!

Thanks for stopping by , I hope you have a wonderful week! 

 

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02/16/2017

Thu 16

Be Mine
by Jinny Newlin

Hey, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing my hubby's Valentine.

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I started his card by adding a little interest to the Pool Party, cardstock, card face, which had its bottom corners rounded, by rubbing Pumice Stone and Broken China Distress Inks through lattice and heart stencils respectively.  I then popped a white, cardstock Stitched Tunnel Tag up, just right of vertical center, with foam tape.  The tag itself was topped with a piece of watercolor paper, watercolored in shades of blue and speckled with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  The watercolor piece was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, with a trio of hearts and topped with the die-cut, black, cardstock Playful Deer Collage, which I white-embossed with a "be mine" sentiment.  I have no idea why the black is photographing as though it is speckled with white spots.  I promise they aren't there in real life.  Grrr!  So frustrating!  Maybe I'd better take a closer look at my camera lens.  It's been keeping pretty busy lately.  Anyway, both the stamped hearts and sentiment came from our playful, Be Mine Penguins stamp set.

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The completed tag was then laced with a length of hemp twine and embellished with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and dressed up with a sheer, turquoise, polka dot ribbon, tied in a bow, as well as a turquoise button, laced with a white, string bow.

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Our Powell Butterfly, die-cut from Island Indigo cardstock and dressed up with a coat of Clear Wink of Stella, and a trio of wood veneer hearts complete the look.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

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02/06/2017

Mon 06

Remembering Christmas...
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

I'm "homesick" for Christmas holidays, days and months pass so fast and we have a cold february buuuuut, I miss Christmas time  (I should laugh Ho Ho Ho) jajaja so, I have a beautiful cats in this Christmas Card!!!!! jijiji I can`t wait a year for show you!!!!!!

Maybe some ladies make christmas layouts or mini albums? jajajaja maybe I'm just crazy? jajajaja

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I like non-traditional colors!!!!!

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Those kittens will be my favorites forever!!!!

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Thanks for my Birthday comments in my past post!!!!!!!!

Besitos!!!!!

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01/10/2017

Tue 10

Young Fox Pair
by Jinny Newlin

Afternoon, Poppystamps friends!  It's Jinny here today to show off more of our fabulous, new products from the January 2017 Release.  I hope you've already stopped by to check it out!  I've got a "love"ly, little number, boasting not one, but five, new craft dies, along with one, new stamp set, to share with you all.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of blue and green and speckling it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  I then die-cut various layers of that watercolored piece with the Stitched Cloudline craft die to create the sky background.  Its bottom edge was then decked out with a strip of Always Artichoke cardstock, die-cut with our new, Freida Curve craft die.  The heart was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die-cut, which had been watercolored and splattered using the same technique as the background; given a little shine with Clear Wink of Stella; and tucked in behind the Freida Curve branches with foam tape.  The Young Fox Pair were die-cut from Cajun Craze cardstock, ink distressed, and tucked into the scene with foam tape.

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The Swaying Birch was die-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used a little, Titanium White acrylic paint to give its edges texture, before tucking it in behind the far left edge of the heart and overhanging the top edge of the scene.  The "love you always" sentiment, from Grateful Heart, was white-embossed on a hand-cut, Basic Black, cardstock pennant and adhered, with foam tape, flush against the right edge of the design.

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The entire prepped piece was then framed with both white cardstock and black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  Before popping it off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape, I wrapped the top of it with a length of Baker's Twine, tied, in a bow, near its left edge, to complete the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day, TWICE a day, through Monday, January 23, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the new goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, January Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Wednesday, January 25, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Saturday, January 28, 2017.  I've got the darling, Young Fox Pair craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

I'll be back with more from this release next week.  Until then, the rest of the Poppystamps gals have plenty more inspiration coming your way.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

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01/06/2017

Fri 06

Wise Owl
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

It's a brand new year, and with it comes brand new Poppystamps dies, our biggest release of the year! Today I am sharing an octagon card made with one of the dies from our newest release, Wise Owl! Take a look !

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Owls are magnificent and unusual birds of prey. Their unique wing structure allows them to fly in complete silence! They can be found on every continent, and have been the symbol of wisdom since the early days of Greek and Roman mythology. I was thrilled to see this little guy in our new collection! I placed him on another old Poppystamps favorite of mine, the Gingko Branch, which is currently on sale! Get one before it's gone!

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While you're here, take a look at our current challenge, Silent Snowflake! I think an arctic white Snowy Owl would look beautiful in a winter scene!

There is so much going on all month long, you won't want to miss a thing! Along with  our new release comes a new Poppystamps Blog Blitz too, loaded with ideas, inspiration and prizes! Come back and play every day!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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12/22/2016

Thu 22

Warm Winter Wishes Gift Cards
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, friends!  It's Jinny here today with a quartet of gift-card-wielding, Christmas cards for some of my nieces and nephews.  This is the first year I've turned to gift cards for the little ones, but I never know what to get them, especially being as we never get to see them and don't even know what they have or like.  Matter of fact, I haven't even yet met three of the four of them from my hubby's side of the family.  Then, in the past, when we haven't heard if the gifts were even liked or appreciated, well, it just makes it easier to send gift cards and let them pick out exactly what they want themselves.  At least, then, I'll be assured our precious dollars weren't wasted.  Plus, Poppystamps' Tucked Corner Tag die sure makes the delivery of gift cards ever so fun!

Poppystamps Warm Christmas Wishes Gift Cards - JinnyNewlinThey're all pretty much made the same, so I'll just take you through the making of one.

Poppystamps Warm Foxy Wishes Gift Card - JinnyNewlinI started by watercoloring and splatting a piece of watercolor paper in shades of aqua, turquoise, and green.  I then speckled it with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once that was dry, I used the Winter Snowflakes stencil to add a little texture with modeling paste.  While that was drying, I stamped a strip of vellum, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment and anchored it, as well as the watercolored piece itself, to the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  Before sealing up the far left edge of the vellum strip with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, I tucked a handful of Sparkling Clear and silver star sequins in behind it.

12.12.16 017Our Tucked Corner Tag was then die-cut from white, glitter cardstock; punched with a simple hole in its top; laced with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; popped off the surface of the card face with foam tape; and embellished with a textured Garden Green cardstock,  Holly Leaf Branch die cut.  Its center, too, was filled in with a Barnes and Noble gift card.

12.12.16 020Finally, I stamped the little fox on watercolor paper; watercolored her; die-cut her out; dressed her up with a little stamped, die-cut, and watercolored scarf; and popped her up, with foam tape, in the bottom left corner of the tag.

12.12.16 023The fox was then swapped out for the deer, otter, and cat, each individually dressed for winter, respectively.  While it's not showing up super good in these photos, they were also detailed with Clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

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12.12.16 035Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, and have a truly blessed Christmas, Poppystamps' friends!  Hugs!

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12/21/2016

Wed 21

Merry Christmas
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS :)

Preparing Christmas??? My family is ready to receive the love of the child God :)

On this card, I see fabulous Poppy Diecuts!!!! (And my beloved kitten jijiji)

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He has fun on the Choo Choo Christmas Train!!!! Yuhuuuuuuu :)

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A festive words that reach the heart!!!! I cut them in red felt foamy hehehe is so softly!!!!

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Rain of snowflakes!!! This card is for me wonderful hehehe

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I hope your  comments, thanks!!!!!

And today I'm happy and always I read in our blog,  a pretty  woman that leave messages so beautiful for us... so I want to give her with a lot of pleasure,my card: Patricia Howarth, if you read me, send me your postal address, This will be a small thank-you for all your beautiful words. Maybe the card will come after Christmas but the important thing is the affection with which I will send it jijiji 

Kisses amigas!!!!

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12/16/2016

Fri 16

Happy Holidays
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!

Hello and welcome to Poppy Bloggggggg :) Today I bring  a cute Christmas Card, if you love the kitties, you will surely love my card!!!!! Look!!!!

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Maybe it's a simple card buuuuut I think that  it has  beautiful details like see the kitties in a single color with a bunch of glitteeerrrrr (love this jiji) 

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And ta-raaaaaaán: with a beautiful little cat with full color and more beautiful elements from Christmas Poppystamps Sets!!!!!!!!!!

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I hope you likeeeee, I think it's adorable hehehehe

With Poppystamps all is sooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!

Are you in Christmas Mood like me? Listen my favorite song for this season here!!!!

Happy Holidays babies!!!!

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