83 posts categorized "Autumn"

09/19/2017

Tue 19

Happy Halloween
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! And welcome to my post featuring Poppystamps newest... Halloween release! It couldn't get more exciting around here, with the new stamps and dies. I get to feature the newest pumpkin set, Swirl Pumpkin and Harvest Pumpkin!

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Oh how I love this time of year! Changes everywhere, from the weather, to the leaves on trees, fall is definitely in the air. Even the food we eat takes on a pumpkin spice flavor! (Lattes anyone?)

Pumpkin Swirl is everything Poppystamps is known for: perfectly sized and shaped with even the sweetest vine curled on top! And with it's mate, Harvest Pumpkin, you can use just the silhouette or back it with contrast color.

Let's look at how I made this card. I love to create a scene, and with a bit of drama for the Halloween season. Sponge inking a background came first, in colors that will let my pumpkins take center stage.

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Now for a slightly spooky tree...

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I created a stencil with Poppy's Birch Tree die, sponging it with a ghostly gray,  and next made a frame from Poppy's largest Pointed Oval Frames. 

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I cut the frame several times to pop it up, then added the sponge inked frame to the top of my stack.

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All 3 pumpkins were cut with glitter paper, and the orange pumpkin popped up with foam. My greeting is also a new die, Happy Halloween Signs. You're going to be seeing this set of sentiments a lot during the release. It's beyond cute, with just a bit of  'Haunted Mansion' flare to it!

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Are you excited? You could win the set of your choice by leaving a comment on the different posts all week.

Good Luck, Happy Fall and happy creating!

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09/18/2017

Mon 18

A Fall Blitz of Treats!
by Jennifer Svare

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There's something special about that little crisp breeze this time of year that never fails to spur fall baking in my kitchen, and I always get excited for the holiday season about now.

This fabulous new release of fall dies by Poppystamps has taken my excitement over the edge this year - any of these dies make the perfect embellishments for mini loaf gift boxes!  I'm pretty sure everyone within 10 feet of me will be receiving one over the coming holidays.  The no-fail pumpkin bread recipe, which I'll share with you, is so easy and delicious!

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In the video below, I'll show what I did to create one of each fall theme ~ "Pumpkin Harvest" and playful Halloween.

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 Congratulations to the winner of our slider event super stick chick!  We appreciate all your nice comments!  




**Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the beautiful and versatile Oak Leaf Collage die!  During the fall blitz, Poppystamps will be giving away a prize on each blog post.  The blog blitz runs from September 16-26, 2017. 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.  One prize per person per blog blitz. A random number generator is used to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 2.  Have a great day!

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09/08/2017

Fri 08

Sliding Into Fall with Poppystamps
by Robin Tharaldson

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It's almost Fall and I'm still wondering where this year has gone! My Fall slider card features the new Autumn Fairies stamp and die sets and the Slider Grooves die set.

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My Fall leaves are from the Stitched Maple and Oak Trio die sets. I used the large leaves, left over from my Fall wreath project, on the bottom of my card.

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The Autumn Fairie and Acorn appear to fall into the pile of leaves. My sentiment, from the Autumn Fairies stamp set, was heat embossed onto a piece of chocolate cardstock.

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The following video will show you how to assemble this slider card AND just to let you know...this is the first slider card I have made! It was much easier than I thought it would be, so give a slider card a try! 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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09/03/2017

Sun 03

Little Kindness With Slider Groves
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi! Marybeth here with a new die from Memory box called Slider Groves! Its a fun way to make this little bee from the Poppystamps  : (Little Kindness Clear Stamp) set, bumble around. It's so cute to see the bee tumbling around the blooms on the card!

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After I assembled my little Slider Grooves die  onto the card I also cut , fun foam backing to raise the panel to give it movement. I added more fun foam to the back then trimmed as needed.

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 I stamped my images in a light colored ink.The pretty blooms and leaves were colored in with Zig Brush pens .

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This is showing you a few of the colors I used and the water brush pen. I also added a bit of shimmer with Wink of Stella.

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Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment!  You  have a chance to win the Slider Grooves dies and a stamp set of your choice!

Wow, what a prize!  Good luck to you! God bless!

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08/30/2017

Wed 30

Fall Thank You Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone! My post for today features two die sets from Poppystamps 2017 Holiday release, Stitched Oak Trio and Stitched Maple Trio! So many ways to use these beautiful Fall leaves AND the detail is amazing! These dies worked perfectly with my Fall wreath design!  To create the bottom of my card I used the Circle Bump Borders from Memory Box Open Studio. You could also use a circle die from the Circle Basics Set to create the same effect.

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On the front of the card I used the Thank You Streamer die.  I cut the die three times and used spray adhesive to layer them together. My wreath is formed on top of a Pointed Circle Frame die to help keep it round!  The sentiment, is from the Little Kindness stamp set.

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I used a warm, gold, metallic watercolor to flick onto my card front and wreath.  To finish the card I added my sentiment die cut, again using spray adhesive, and a natural twine bow!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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08/21/2017

Mon 21

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there, Marybeth here today! I am sharing a card I created with Poppy Stamps: Sending Scribbles and Sending Scribbles die set. Even though this is one stamp and die set it has many different ways to use it and I think the sentiments are perfect for many uses, seems to be my go to set right now.

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I used my Zig Brush pens, to color in my cut and stamped image. Since I used watercolor card stock I didn't  have to add much water as the paper drinks up the brush pens very well, and I wanted to keep the vibrant color. I scored some random lines across my white panel for some added texture. 

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Here is a picture of the dies and stamp set. If you look closely you can see I  have a cut out and stamped... Sending... sentiment  that I decided not to use this time. Instead I just tamped the sentiment with a soft gray ink.

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I used some pinkish orange and fall-ish colors for this card since its almost fall and still summer. I am really liking that pumpkin-ish color bloom and might add another one to this card.

Hope you liked it and as you can see anyone can create this card. 

Thank you for all the kind comments on the Blog Blitz!

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07/29/2017

Sat 29

Shaker with Stitched Leaves
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today sharing some fun new products from Poppystamps for fall or anytime of year! I've made a card like this before but not with these leaves or sentiment.

I love this new sentiment from one of the new clear stamp sets: Sending Scribbles!

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I simply inserted the dome (that I bought a long time ago) into the cut circle, then used fun foam to raise the rest of the panel. I placed the cut leaves in a pile on the center of my card then placed  the window panel on top.

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Using the vibrant Peerless water color sheets for my coloring of the stitched leaves,( bought from Birch Press Design, linked below). I used only the two smaller leaves from both sets: Stitched Maple Trio and Stitched Oak Trio. 

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I couldn't wait to make another one of these shakers, to share on the Poppystamps Blog.

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11/15/2016

Tue 15

Give Thanks
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, friends!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a pretty, autumn, watercolor creation.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of yellow and purple and splattering it with those same colors.  I then used both the Fall Leaf Collage and Majestic Maple dies to die-cut a number of maple leaves from the dried print; secured them, some with foam tape, as seen below, to the Oatmeal, cardstock, card face, which had its top left corner rounded; and splattered them with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.

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A strip of Elegant Eggplant cardstock was then anchored, along the right side of the card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and topped with the "give thanks" sentiment, which was die-cut, from gold cardstock, with our Give Thanks Brushed die to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday, friends!

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11/07/2016

Mon 07

Thankful Season
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

November has arrived, and along with cooler temperatures and crunchy leaves, comes a wonderful season where we can be thankful for our blessings. Today, I'm sharing a card I created with my Dad in mind. I think the little Prancing Deer adds a little masculine touch to the autumn scene.

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I love everything about Autumn, and that means autumn cards too! I started with the Honeycomb Layers from Memory Box, then added Majestic Maple, Leafy Breeze, Prancing Deer, Pine Twig, and Jumbled Thanks!

Take a look at our beautiful collection of fall themed stamps and dies, then move right on to the holidays! We've got a terrific challenge going on now too, Plaid is Rad!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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10/25/2016

Tue 25

KITTY!
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a fun fall card I created with my favorite sneaky little kitty! I think this guy looks a lot like my own kitty, Maxwell Henderson! What kind of trouble will he get into today?

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I started with a simple grey background, and added the Garden Step Ladder with a few carefully placed Garden Pots and Buckets. Maxwell was created with the Poised Cats.  He likes to watch the swirling leaves tumble down from the Leafy Breeze.

I painted a small swatch of watercolor paper in mottled leaf colors before cutting them out and adding just a few leaves here and there, creating a late Autumn garden scene.

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Poppystamps has a wonderful collection of dies and stamps that are perfect for fall! We also have a terrific challenge going on right now, Back to Black, which Maxwell certainly approves of! We'd love to see what you create! Get all the details by clicking on the Poppystamps challenge badge.

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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