100 posts categorized "Autumn"

10/17/2018

Wed 17

Challenge Reminder Halloween Treats
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! Nancy here, with a reminder that Poppy has a challenge going on, with a chance for you to win a gc to the Poppystamps store!

I made a trio of tagged candy bags for the grandkids, and used the Halloween Costume Cats stamp and die set.

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All 3 tags were die cut from black cardstock, decorated, with a bright contrasting tag behind. 

Candy Bag 1 features the sweet pair of kittens in a pumpkin.

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Time to get out the stash of Halloween themed ribbon and washi and enjoy decorating cards and tags.

The tag is connected to my bag of treats with a clothespin thats been 'washied' with trick or treat tape. 3 ribbons form my simple junk bow.

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My treat bags are simple acetate bags that show off the contents.

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I did my tags and bags assembly line, cutting and coloring everything first, then assembling my cats on the black tags cut with Poppy's Leafy wreath die. Don't you love the colorful window of leaves?

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Leaves and Scary things is your challenge. Can't wait to see what you create! Play all month!

Happy happy Fall, and Happy Halloween!

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10/15/2018

Mon 15

Blog Blitz Fall Thank You Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here and welcome to the Holiday Happenings 2018 Blog Blitz!  Not only is this my first post with Poppystamps, but you also have a chance to win some new dies. Everyone likes to win prizes, right? All the details on how you can win are listed below at the end of my post.

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I used several different dies for my card.  For the outer frame, I used the largest die from the Pointed Rectangle Frame Die Set and for the leaves, I used the Whittle Maple Leaf & the Whittle Oak Leaf dies. 

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The pumpkins and owl are so cute! I die cut them out with some Rinea Foiled Paper using the Whittle Owl and Whittle Pumpkins Dies and layered them up on the Birch Stitched Frame Die.  Then added a quick sentiment using the Give Thanks Brushed Die but only used the thanks part of the die set. 

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 Want to know exactly how I created my card and colored the leaves? Watch my video below...

Ready to find out how you can win some dies? Here on my post, you have a chance to win the Whittle Pumpkins Die Set!

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. The winners will be announced on this blog on October 24. Good luck and don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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10/11/2018

Thu 11

Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's a great day for a visit!  Our Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz begins today!  That means the design team will be sharing peeks at the latest release and offering a chance for you to win a prize on every blog blitz post!  You can see the entire Holiday Happenings Release here

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I started by creating a distress ink panel in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade.  I splattered the panel with water, watered down ink and white ink.  I inked up Whittle Maple and Oak Leaves with distress ink in and arranged them on a piece of plastic the size of my card base.   This makes it easy to pick up my layout while I work on the background. 

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I cut the inked panel so it would fit behind the largest Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frame and adhered it to my card base.   Alternately you could ink up the negative inside cut piece from the frame.

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I attached the Doodle Thank You sentiment and arranged the leaves along the left margin of the card. 
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I used two colors of distress ink for each leaf to add some depth and shadow.  I love how the stitched leaves match the stitched scalloped frame!
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I inked up the details on the Whittle Squirrel with a cotton swab that I dabbed on a distress ink pad.
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 And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Whittle Oak Leaf die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. 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 October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 24. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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10/06/2018

Sat 06

Autumn Night
by Jeanne Jachna

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I love fall!  It's my favorite time of year!  The nights are getting colder and the leaves are changing colors.  Time spent sitting around a bonfire in the yard with family and friends just talking is treasured by me.  It's not unusual to see bats flying around catching mosquitoes, or hear the call of a great horned owl in the distance.  Some nights under the starry sky are absolutely magical! 
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I created my idea of a beautiful autumn night.  You know I can't resist lots of color!

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I started by cutting the Birch Stitch Frame, and the second largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame in the set from white card stock.   I cut a panel to fit behind the frames and inked it up with distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch.  I splattered it with water, and then some watered down Faded Jeans and white ink.   I use foam cosmetics applicators from the local dollar store to apply the ink.   They're reusable and affordable at $1 for a pack of 28.  I adhered the frames to the inked panel.
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I cut the largest Double Stitched Rectangle frame and adhered it to a card base.  I inked the negative inside panel with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide and splattered it with watered down Peacock Feathers.  I didn't ink the entire panel because I covered up the center with the blue panel.
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I die cut all the whittle images from white card stock and colored them with regular Distress ink (it's much brighter).  I use cotton swabs to add details in small places and along the edges.  Again these are from my local dollar store.  I'm a frugal crafter!   A white gel pen is great for adding accents.
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I  love the clean lines and the matching stitched pattern on all three frame die cuts.  The stitches are repeated on the leaves and images on the design.
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Isn't that Whittle Squirrel adorable?  This is the larger one from the set of two.   You can see all the latest release dies in the store here.
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I hope you have a fabulous weekend and the sun is shining wherever you are! 

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10/01/2018

Mon 01

PSC#49 Falling Leaves & Scary Things

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Anything goes is Marta.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is TLady.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#49 Falling Leaves and Scary Things  - The nights are getting cooler and the leaves are changing color.. fall is in the air!  We're celebrating all the pleasures that October brings... the bounty of the harvest (bushels of apples, carts full of pumpkins), and all the colors of fall.    And don't forget Halloween too!  We'd love to see some ghosts and haunted houses or how about some sweet treats for your spooky guests!   Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  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 October 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on November 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

09/25/2018

Tue 25

Long Autumn Days
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

It's that wonderful time of year again, when the seasons gently blend from Summer to Autumn! I love these shorter summer days, when the days are a little cooler and a light breeze is in the air. I also love these long Autumn days, when the warm sun creates long shadows and brilliant sunsets. Today, I used the Tall Sketch Daisies die and my alcohol inks on YUPO paper to create a card that reminds me of this time of year.

 

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If you haven't tried it yet, using alcohol inks on YUPO paper is an amazing way to create gorgeous, vibrant color for your cards and lay-outs. There are many different techniques that you can use to spread and blend the alcohol ink on the synthetic paper. For this Autumn inspired card, I used a special dauber with a disposable cotton pad on the end to gently blend and smear the inks together until my card was completely covered in ink. You can use your dauber to create different effects, like streaks or swirls, or to soften dark edges for a smoother blend of color.

 

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Once dry, the vibrant orange blend was the perfect backdrop for the Tall Sketch Daisies, cut in black and framed with the Pointed Rectangle Frames.

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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09/13/2018

Thu 13

Time Out Challenges
byJeanne Jachna

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Do you love to play challenges?  We're sponsoring the Time Out Challenges #118.  That means if you play along there you could win a $20 gift certificate from Poppystamps.  You can double your chances of winning by playing along in our monthly challenge too because this month Anything Goes!  (You can find the current Poppystamps monthly challenge by clicking on the badge in the right column of this blog. 

Here's the Time Out Challenge this week:

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I started by cutting a Harvest Pumpkin die from orange card stock.  I added some distress ink around the bottom of the pumpkin to add some dimension.  Next I selected a Double Stitch Rectangle Frame that was large enough to frame the pumpkin base.

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I inked up the negative inside of the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame with Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade and splattered it with  Carved Pumpkin.   I colored up a second piece of card stock with Carved Pumpkin to use as a matt behind the frame.

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I stamped Peony Stems florals with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copic Markers.  I arranged the florals on a sheet of clear plastic to decide how they would be arranged before I adhered them in place.

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I added a few extra leaves and a flower from a now retired stamp set to accent the pumpkin vase.

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A simple sentiment is tucked in the upper corner of the frame.

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I hope you find some time to play along at The Time Out Challenges Blog this week! 

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08/24/2018

Fri 24

Sending Autumn Hugs
by Nancy Penir

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Hi, it's my turn to bring you a project, using Poppy stamps and dies, and I've chosen a darling new die called, Birch Stitched Frame. It's a power packed die, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2", with so many possibilities.

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I wanted to keep my fall themed card monotone in color, and also full of sparkle. Truthfully, can't wait for cooler weather and soft breezes!

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Once I cut the birch tree frame, I sponge inked it with a couple of Distress Inks onto watercolor cardstock, following a quick watercolor method I learned from Jennifer McGuire. Look closely to see how I applied darker tones to the sides of the trunk and underside of the branch. Then, instead of water I spritzed the whole die cut with Lindy's Starburst: Twinkles Tinsel, for an all over glittered effect.

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The background is stenciled, first with sponge inking, then also sprayed with Lindy's Starburst. It's a quick and easy way to add a layer of shiny sheen to a card.

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Same treatment for MB's Botanical Stem.

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A bit of silver thread, a few silver  sequins, and a vellum sentiment embossed in white and platinum, and my card is done.

Hope I gave you some inspiration to start your fall cards. Is that a breeze I feel? Nope! It's the air conditioning coming on again.

Outside is 104! ~sigh~ Think I'll make another fall card and keep dreaming of season changes...

Happy Crafting!

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08/07/2018

Tue 07

Nutty As A Squirrel
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today! Today I am sharing a fresh and fun Fall card that features the adorable Busy Squirrel Trio! The very first time I saw these squirrels, I knew I wanted to create a card where that squirrel races up the tree! Just by using a bright autumn color palette, I was able to transform the Holly Vine and Sidekick Frame and Stencil from a holiday die to a Fall die. Never be afraid to really experiment with how many ways you can use a die, along with how you can use color to create a whole new look!

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I cut the Holly Vine Sidekick Frame into a few different colors, because I wasn't sure just how I would arrange the color palette. I like the blue sky behind the white Birch Stitched Frame, but then I played around with a few different background colors before finally selecting white. I like the way the white really shows off the warm fall colors, and brightens the look of the card. I also changed my mind on the color of the squirrels too! They really stand out on the finished card!

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Once all the pieces were glued in place, I added a few leaves from the Stitched Oak Trio, and used a tiny hole paper punch to make tiny red berries. Now my nutty squirrels have their very own fall playground!

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Thanks so much for dropping by today and sharing a little Fall crafty spirit!

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12/20/2017

Wed 20

Challenge Reminder - Anything but a Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!

How are you? Do not forget to participate in our current challenge, the theme is Anything BUT a Card so tags, boxes, banners or any type of decorations are welcome!  You can  take advantage and make your little Christmas gifts with this challenge!!!

I make a "cover" for a notebook, yes, I know, looks like a card jajajaja, but is really a cover, I just went on vacation and I can't put it in my little notebook, but, I'm promisse that you see it finished jijiji (pink promisse jijiji) oops! jajaja

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Is so beautiful that does it matter if it is in the notebook or not? jajajajajaja  I made a watercolors background with glitter, you know, is my weakness in my scrapbook and cardmaking jijiji

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My card is all Poppy!!!! Dies and stamps are really beautiful!!!! I will love forever to Fairies!!!!

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They always smile like me!!!! :)

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Poppy wants to see your projects for our challenge! Please, do not make a cover like me jajajajajajajaa or yes? jajaja ok, you do anything but a card jajajajjaa

Kisses amigas lindas!!!! (Kisses pretty friends!)

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