96 posts categorized "Birthday"

02/12/2017

Sun 12

Heart Strings in Color
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there friends, hope you are all happy and well! We have been enjoying so much needed rain here in California with green hills and mountains! Many sunny days mixed in as well! 

I used this sweet Heart String die from Poppystamps to create a birthday card for one of my sisters that has her birthday near, St. Valentines Day. 

 

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 I simply cut out 5 colors added a bit of adhesive to the back and then fanned them out. I used the new Poppystamps ; Grateful Hearts Stamp set for my sentiment.

There are many  little sentiments to chose from  in this set, this will be for a birthday .

 

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Thank you so much for the visit today ! Congratulations to all of you that won in the Blog Blitz!

God Bless you!

 

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01/31/2017

Tue 31

Happy Birthday
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today; and I'm so excited to be back, sharing a project, showcasing more of what our January 2017 Release has to offer!  This one made it to my brother-in-law, for his birthday, late last week.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in various shades of green.  I then speckled it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, before using the Happy Birthday Tag craft die to remove its center.  I then went back and filled in a portion of that center with a separate, Basic Black, cardstock, Happy Birthday Tag die cut.  The entire piece was then backed with a sheet of clear cardstock to create the window, which was filled in with a variety of sequins, seed beads, and a number of cardstock, Tiny Feathers die cuts.

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For the back of the window, I used a plain piece of white cardstock so as not to compete with everything else that was already going on.  Black-threaded, straight, machine stitching secures all the layers together.  The entire piece was then popped off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape and dressed up with a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, embellished with a black, gingham bow, as well as a black button, laced with teal twine, tied in a bow.

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Thanks, as always, for humbling us with a visit!  Have a blessed last day of January, and we'll see you next month!  Hugs!

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01/17/2017

Tue 17

Make A Wish Faeries!
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're enjoying our blog blitz!  I'm so excited to share more new dies with you today!   There's serious magic afoot with the new trio of Faeries!
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I started with a watercolor background of purple and pink.  Start with the most concentrated paint toward the bottom and top and then just add water to make the colors bleed together and lighten in the center.   A splash of white transforms the flat wash into a dimensional background.
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Want to meet the ladies one at a time?  This is the Posing Faerie.  Her arms are posed so you can place her around a flower, a star or even a few Butterfly Sprinkles.
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This is the Dancing Faerie.  The wing is separate from the body so you can cut it from sparkly paper or add some vellum or glitter behind.  I kept this one simple so the colorful background could fill the openings in the wings. 
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And this is the Thoughtful Faerie!  She's enjoying all the wonder Mother Nature has to offer.
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I double cut the Make A Wish sentiment from gold foil, and gold glitter paper.  It adds extra sparkle and helps define the letters.
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This is the perfect card for the dreamer in your life! 

Now for the part you've been waiting for!  Leave me a comment by January 25 for a chance to win YOUR CHOICE of ONE of these beautiful faeries!  Winners will be announced on January 28!

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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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12/30/2016

Fri 30

Turquoise butterflies
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans. 

I hope that you had great holidays.  New Year is coming  - time for new challenges :-).  Today we follow CAS style (clean and simple) - turquise background and cutouts are main motive of the card. I added some splashes of the light turquise to change the tone slightly. Birthday wsihes are 1474 Hip Birthday Wishes die which is cut from water-painted paper (yellow and red). At the end I added gold anfd turquise sequins.

Hope you like it!

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

 

Happy New Year !!

 

 

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09/16/2016

Fri 16

Birthday shaker
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to poppy stamps blog . Today I have a shaker card to share with you. I created my background using a custom stencil with a die from BirchPress Designs.

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This die is really fun to use and makes shaker cards easy peasy! Just a bit of fun foam to make room for the sequins.

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And here's a close up of the shaker.

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Have a Happy Day!

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09/14/2016

Wed 14

Birthday Frame
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone! Today I have a quick and colourful card for you.

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For the Botanica Frame I took a piece of water colour paper and created a rainbow across it with paints, die cut the frame from it and adhered it to the white card base.

I coloured glossy card stock with alcohol inks to use for the sentiment and flower.

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I used the medium and small dies from the Stitched Poinsettia Trio to make the flower and die cut the medium shape from vellum to add a third layer to the flower.

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The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Celebration Frame. I just snipped the sentiment from the frame to use on its own. That is one way you get more mileage out of your dies.

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To finish the card I added a white enamel dot to the flower and scribbled over the Happy Birthday with a shimmer pen.

Happy crafting!

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08/08/2016

Mon 08

Time to celebrate
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi all.

Summer still inspire me to create a light, delicate work: cards, layout, albums. 

Today I want to show you the card in fresh colors. My background I made using 3 color with Ecoline 

Ecoline is a liquid, transparent water-based colour suitable for many art, graphics and technical uses. It is quite handy as it is ready to use, dries really quickly.

When my base dried up, I use a memory box stencil and texture paste. Then, I sprinkled all with glitter. 

A ready base I decorated with handmade flowers. I love new Stitched Poinsettia Trio dies. I will be using that for sure not only for Christmas cards.

Butterflies I cut with the tracing paper. I used black color text to emphasize it over the pastel mix in the background.

 

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Have a nice day.

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07/27/2016

Wed 27

Cute birthday cats
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans.

Today I would like to show you a card with two cute cats.

I made it for my daughter's 10th birhday 2 days ago which was two days ago.

My daughter loves our cat, so the decision  - "what kind of card?" - was easy after I received the latest dies for 2016 Holiday. 

I colored cats with some Promakers colors.

Promarker pens have a vast range of colours and are ideal for artistic and craft projects such as rubber stamping and illustration.

 I coloring balloons using a completely different technique - the water-based paints in intense colors.  'Happy birthday' text is actually mix of a stamp and die.

Hope you like it!

 

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Have a nice day

Ilona

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06/16/2016

Thu 16

Rainbow colors
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans.

For todays inspiration I want to show you colorful and optimistic card. Firstly I made a background using butterfly mask from Memory box and distress inks of Tim Holtz. I mixed 5 colors of inks to get this fantastic motive - vivid , very summer'colors which brings memories of Spanish fiesta.

Next I painted pieces of color with Ecoline water inks and then I cut out those butterflies you can see at the top. Below that I added turquise birthday wishes. 

Card is going to one of my friend and I hope that weekend party  will be so colorful!

 

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Thank you for stopping by.Have a wonderfu day.

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