141 posts categorized "Background Dies"

01/17/2017

Tue 17

Stitched Tunnel Tags
by Mona Pendleton

Hi there! It's Mona here, with a card to share featuring a variety of new products from the 2017 Poppystamps Collection! I hope you are enjoying all the beautiful and inspiring projects that have been shared and have let comments on each post for a chance to win a prize! 

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To create this card I die cut a tag using a Stitched Tunnel Tags die, stamped a sentiment from the Friends and Flowers stamp set, embellished with a pretty Stitched Bloom Trio accompanied with a die cut Freida Leaf.

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The background was created using the HONEYBEE LAYER A, HONEYBEE LAYER B and HONEYBEE LAYER C dies.

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my project.

You have until midnight US EST January 25 to leave a comment on each and every post that you would like to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 28.

Good Luck!

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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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Tue 10

Blog Blitz using Heart Pattern Plate by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and welcome to the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! So many beautiful new products to share with you for the start of 2017!

You have a chance to win this Heart Pattern Plate just by leaving a comment on this post. Each day you will have a two chances to win a new product by leaving a comment.

 

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I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, love these watercolors for a rich vibrant color! I wanted the background to be my focal point so I added the Freida Curve in white only .

It is lightly stamped in a softer color ink, using a sentiment from the new Grateful Hearts Clear Stamp from Poppystamps 

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I wanted to show you what the front side of the panel looked like, much soother but for some reason I like the way the back looked with more of an outline of each cut.

 

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Hope you like it and don't forget to comment for a chance to win the Heart Pattern Plate!

God Bless!

 

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01/04/2017

Wed 04

Floral Stem Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and Happy New Year to you all!

I used some of the new Poppystamps products for 2017 ;

Grateful Heart Stamps set , Floral Stem Collage and  the beautiful, Heart Pattern Plate.

Pictured above are a few choices of envelopes to go with this card.

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I cut down the Heart Pattern Plate , then layered the Floral Stem Collage on top twice, I have one slightly to the side of the first one. 

The top layer of the flower is embossed with the extra layer that comes with the die.

I added fun foam under my top green panel.
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The envelopes I have been using with my cards are from Birch Press Design. I am so loving these envelopes and the many colors they come in.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

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Floral Stem Collage and Grateful Heart Stamp set.

12/06/2016

Tue 06

Sweet candy
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hello everyone,

Today something simple. Red and white Christmas card. Main motive is a candy cane. White background have a border cut out with Candy Cane stripes with red background underneath. I did the same with red paper on the left. Main motive in the centre has two layers - both are Candy Cane gift die cutouts. For bottom I used red glitter paper and snow white at the top. Bottom text is an embossed stamp from You Melt My Heart Clear Stamp Set. Simple, quick but still beautiful.

All the best!

 

 

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

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11/18/2016

Fri 18

Holiday's on the Hill
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog.Today I wanted to share a tip for easy cutting of intricate dies. I used the snowflake background for this tutorial.

 

 

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You Will Need:

2 pieces cardstock (one is a shim other desired to be used)

1 Dryer Sheet

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Layer Paper for card, Dryer sheet scrap cardstock. Run through desired Die cut machine. I used the Cut n Boss.

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Most of the time all the pieces pull out and stick to the dryer sheet, leaving you piece for your design ready to use.

 

My trees are watercolored, houses cut from colored cardstock yellow behind for lights. I actually used the negative cuts from the the stitched landscape dies, so you basically get two cuts in each die. I added the black strip so the title wouldn't get lost in the snowflake background.

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Hope you enjoyed my card and that my little tip helps you with your detailed dies. 

Have a great Day!

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11/06/2016

Sun 06

Snowy Hillside
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! I hope you are all enjoying a nice weekend. Its still on the warm side here in CA but a least it cools

down in the evening.  I altered the Poppystamps Merry Christmas tag so that I could just use the sentiment

for this card. I do see that I forgot to add the dot for the i. 

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The Everygreen Hillside die is layered 3 times and behind it is some thick vellum. I thinly spread 

glue and then added chunky glitter. I just sorta eyeballed cutting the vellum to fit behind the hills.

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I hope you like this Hillside and Merry Christmas die as much as I do.

Thank you for all the sweet comments you leave when it’s my turn to post, I do read and appreciate them all!

Have a blessed week!

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11/03/2016

Thu 03

Circa and Stitched Mitten Square
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there ! I have a few cards to share with you in the next few days. First up I am using my wonderful 

Circa A, B, and C from Birch Press Design. I so love that set!  

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 I found that the sweet little , Stitched Mitten Square fit very nicely inside the center of this card. 

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I think I will be using this card for a babies first Christmas or just Christmas . I may stamp on on the outside when I decide.

I like to wait to stamp until I know for sure who or for what the card will be used.

I find it saves time when I need a card .

 

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a great week!

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10/20/2016

Thu 20

Snowflake turquoise card
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi all  Poppystamps fans,

Today I prepared for you Christmas cards in turquise colors. I cut white background with a 1651 Pickering Snowflake Background craft die. I stuck them on the turquise background to have a nice contrast. Single snowflakes are cut from another die called Pickering Snowflakes and cut from glitter paper. The text and a bauble background are cut from glitter paper as well to make card shiny. I used a cotton to 'hang' my baulbe on the card. At the end I added some sequins 

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

 

 

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09/25/2016

Sun 25

Merry & Bright
by Lezlye Lauterbach

WOW Isn't all this inspiration just Amazing! Lezlye here back with more shine. I just love shine and glitter for Christmas! I sure hope the Bright design makes you Merry!

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I am showcasing the Pickering Snowflake Background Die. This is a very detailed die and takes some care and appropriate material choices for optimal results.

I ended up using 2 pieces of cardstock and a dryer sheet. Have you heard of that technique? If not let me know and I will share it in a future post.

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My card base is 110 lb solar white neenah. I then had this fabulous gold heavy card-stock I cut it to fit the background piece and glued them both to the base.

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Check out the detail on the sled. I die cut it first then used a thin rubber mat in place of a paper or cut mat and it dry embossed the design built into the die! Don't forget to comment to win this fabulous background die!

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All week long, you can find fabulous inspiration and ideas from the September Release, right here on the Poppystamps blog, every day through Tuesday, October 3, 2016. Leave lots of love as you visit, because a new, September Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post. You have until Friday, October 7, 2016, at 12 am EST, to leave a comment. Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, on Monday, October 10, 2016.

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