125 posts categorized "Border Die"

08/09/2017

Wed 09

Stitched Oak Trio
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so glad you could join us today! Is your holiday die wish list growing after seeing all these amazing new holiday stamps and dies from Poppystamps this week? We are coming up with great new ideas and inspiration every day during our Holiday Blog Blitz from August 2 - 14! All you have  to do is leave a comment for a chance to win every day, and that includes today too! Not only am I taking a moment to remind you all of our August Challenge, Beyond Borders, but I've got one more chance for you to win the amazing Stitched Oak Trio!

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I used the Stitched Oak Trio in my Beyond Borders card to create an autumn feel, but there are so many ways these gorgeous leaves would look beautiful in your winter designs too! We'd love to see your new ideas. Design a card using at least one Poppystamps die that shows us your take on "Beyond Borders" and link it up on the Poppystamps Challenge blog. You can find all the details by clicking on the Challenge badge ton the right.

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But that's not all! Leave a comment on TODAY'S post for your chance to win the pretty Stitched Oak Trio!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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08/01/2017

Tue 01

PSC#35 Beyond Borders

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wiWelcome 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 Just Bling It! is LucieG

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Bling in Seattle (Sara Cook)

 

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 #35 Beyond Borders - There are so many different kinds of dies to love but border dies are some of our favorites.  Borders are used to define the edge of a design or to divide  areas on a project, but they're not limited to that.  They can be used to create a border or  to dress up a wrap around a gift.  Borders  add a lacy edge and a pop of color to a design.  The intricate designs make everything look rich and expensive.  The choice is yours!  This month we're looking for borders on your designs.  They don't have to be die cut.. they can be stamped or punched.   Whatever you decide be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your design.   

Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we're starting a new feature on the blog on Wednesdays where you'll get a close up of each project with close ups and details.

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Michele K.  Henderson

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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 August 30 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on September 1.   

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

 

07/27/2017

Thu 27

Two for One Cards Video and Giveaway
by Dave Brethauer

Hello everyone!

Since everyone is short on time these days, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a fun video on how to make multiple versions of cards at once. This is definitely a timesaver - and is really useful when putting together batches of handmade cards for gifts, or to stock up on cards just to have on hand.

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These are all tips that are easy to do - and make the most of your prep time. Simple things like cutting the die out 5 times, instead of just one time - might as well make multiple cuts if you have all the supplies out anyway! So take a look at the video and pick up a few tips on getting a bunch of cards done in no time!

(Watch this in HD on YouTube by clicking here)

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I couldn't stop making these rainbow cards - it was fun piecing these all back together like a puzzle! Notice that there are 6 rows and 6 colors. So in the video you'll see it was easy to make 6 cards. I used the Tailored Stitches and the Pretty Stitches to make the rows of rainbow colors - these are fun to use as borders on cards, but when they are stacked like this they take on a whole new look.

You could choose whatever color scheme you wanted - autumn, pastel, holiday, or monochromatic. The sky is the limit!

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And you can try changing the orientation of the design too - making it a tall card rather than a horizontal card.

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So, lets talk about that "hello" - this is the Little Halo Hello and it comes with the cursive hello and then an outer "halo". I've attached the "hello" (cut out of ble cardstock) to the white halo to make it stand out against the rainbow background. This card is so bright and festive - perfect for the colorful people in your life.

OK - quick challenge, try saying "Little Halo Hello" five times fast...

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And you will notice that the color position shifts on each card - each time you use a strip of color on a card, then that color appears in a different position on the next card.

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I did play around with the "halo" - it needed to stand out, and since it was competing with (literally) every color of the rainbow, I went for a bright white glittery cardstock. You can see up close here that it works against all those different shades - and the glitter is really eye-catching.

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Next up I made a card with a"halo" window cut out - I used the Big Halo Hello die to make the "halo" window and then Big Luxe Hello die to add the large hello inside. That Ric Rac Stitches is a must have for your studio - it adds a jaunty element to the border that always makes a card a little more interesting. I cut it out of a bright orange cardstock - pink and orange is a great summer combo...

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I thought this was a great design that was easy to replicate so I "double up" by varying the color scheme and message. For the sentiment, I used the CL451 Sentiments of Hello Clear Stamp Set - and then just use a different border from the Ric Rac Stitches die set for the bright green trim. The MISTI is a terrific tool to help line up the sentiment with the opening - and I used it several times in the video.

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And here is another variation - same composition but I paired the 1822 Big Halo Love and the 1825 Big Luxe Love with the CL450 Sentiments of Love  Clear Stamp set. The Big Halo Love comes with the Halo and a thin cursive Hello - but the cool thing is the Big Luxe Love also fits inside that halo. You can make a lot of combinations this way!

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The negative space around the "love" can be filled with whatever color you want - I just chose a darker shade of teal.

And all of the greetings in the CL450 Sentiments of Love work with the "love" - perfect for a bunch of different occasions.

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Now remember that I die cut the halo out of the white cardstock on the previous card? I saved that cutout and use it on this one - two for one!

I used the thin "hello" from the Big Halo Hello die over that piece and voila, another quick card.

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I wanted the background to be a little more interesting so I sponged it with a little bit of Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China - followed with a spritz of water. Don't worry too much about blending - most of this color gets covered up, so we are just interested in having a little bit of color peeking through.

Add a sentiment from the CL451 Sentiments of Hello set and you're done!

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OK - now back to that 1826 Little Halo Hello die, it is perfect for making shaker cards!

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 Since you have all the supplies out - switch out the colors so that you can have various shades of birthday shaker cards - and fill them with sequins, or glitter, or whatever is rolling around in your craft drawers!

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Again, this is an opportunity to be efficient and make multiple cards at once - a simple design and having all the supplies out makes it easy to produce a bundle of cards all at once.

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And don't toss out those leftover die cuts! They make great cards too! 

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I glued those leftover "halo"s onto a card that I sponged with Distress Oxide ink in Fossilized Amber - a perfect color to combine with some shiny gold cardstock for the "hello".

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I hope you enjoy the video - I ended up with a stack of cards by the time I was done filming and they will be put to good use!

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Now then, how would you like to win a set of Hello dies? For a chance to win the Little Halo Hello, Big Luxe Hello and Big Halo Hello just leave a comment below by 11:59pm EST on 7/27/17. The winner will be randomly selected and emailed to claim their prize!

Thu 27

YOU MAKE MY LIFE MAGIC CARD
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

I am having some fun with new stamps and diecuts !!!!! Did you visit our Online Store??? Awww I´m fascinated!!!!!!!!

I made a happy card (Again, I know jijiji)... Look!!!!!!

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I love this type of "writing"

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Can I just say that colors, made with Watercolors and elements like stamps, are really beautiful!!!!

IMG_4590The goal of using a combo (stamps+dies) was a perfect cut!!!!! 

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I love take pictures of my projects, I took this photo in another type of location and I also loved it!!!! I really love "All star collage" die, here with my card open, you can see how deep it is jijiji
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I feel in love with this jiji and you????????

Thanks and please, leave me a pretty comments, I read them with a lot of affection!!!! Kisses for all!!!!

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07/22/2017

Sat 22

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Everyone! It's Nancy, giving you a look at one of the new dies , Brilliant Leaf Frame.

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Isn't this the most beautiful frame die? It's really one for all seasons, and as I've used here, for many purposes.

Here's what and how I created it:

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Using another new set just released, Sending Scribbles, I gold embossed my sentiment onto black card stock.

Then I die cut the leaf frame from gold foil and white shimmer card stock.

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2 frames means I could make 2 cards, and that's just what I did.

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One in gold and one with white leaves.

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Gold embossed the sweet leaf trio from Sending Scribbles on a couple of envelopes, and 2 cards done and ready to mail!

Hope you enjoyed a look at one of the loveliest new dies and new stamp set from Poppystamps.

Both are available for purchase in the shop now.

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05/21/2017

Sun 21

May Release Blog Blitz Continues :) A beautiful canvas with "Faerie Wings"
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

We continue celebrating our new release and I'm happy with m project!!!! Today, you have a chance to win "Faerie Wings"!!! A really beautiful diecut from Poppystamps!!!! Remember, you must comment a pretty message!!!! The blog blitz will run today,  May 10, through  May 21.

I made a little canvas!!!! Lots of magic and color!!!!!

1The first thing I will show you are the magic"Faerie Wings", I cut 4 times in cardstock to give relief.... I use a foam heart!!!! My face has heart eyes too!!!! Awwwww!!!!!

2Other die of this beautiful release is "Tender Tulip", I cut in yellow and pink and I put glitter....

2AFrom the last release I put these wonderful edges!!!! 

3What do you thing about this "Love"??? Is a big Love, "Big Luxe Love"!!!!! More face with heart eyes!!! jajaja

4I love this new release!!!! With Poppy you get luxury, magic, joy and happiness  in every project you make with our diecuts!!!!!

5I gave this canvas to my sister who was her birthday!!!! 

6I  like my  watercolor background, I use too a Memory Box stencil, sequins, liquid pearls and Gold metallic powder!!!!

IMG_4399Notes: The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  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 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 May 22 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on May 24. 

Good luck amigas!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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05/19/2017

Fri 19

Blog Blitz - Floral Dancer Collage
by Ilona Zbieg

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 Hello and welcome to the fun Poppystamps Blog Blitz. The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 2017.

The new collection full of fairies is magical. My daughter loves the new fairy die. 

Today I am sharing a card I created with the brand new Floral Dancer Collage. I attached glitter wings to the back of the dancer..

I colored a white  paper with Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, . This is the background of my fairy.

Because the card will be presented as a gift to a teenager, my daughter's friend, I added a lot of pink color and glitter additive.

Don't forget to leave comments as you have a chance to win this Floral Dancer Collage.

 

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  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 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 May 22 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on May 24.

Good Luck!  

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04/21/2017

Fri 21

thank you
by Mona Pendleton

Hi Poppystamps friends! It's Mona here today with a spring like thank you card.

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My card features a couple of beautiful double layered Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies along with a Thank You Streamer sentiment.

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For added interest and design, I added a pair of elegant Pretty Stitches edges.

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Thank you for stopping by today!

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04/12/2017

Wed 12

happy Easter
by Mona Pendleton

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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a couple of Easter projects featuring a variety of products from the New Spring 2017 Release along with other fun Poppystamps products. To create the background. I stamped the pretty flower bouquet from the Friends and Flowers stamp set in a heart shape then water colored using an oil crayon. I created a meadow scene featuring die cut Preppy Flowers along with a Serene Rabbit.

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I embellished with a trio of Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage and Pretty Stitches borders.

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I also tucked in a couple of double layered Stitched Main Street Tags:

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For the title, I used the Happy Easter Egg die:

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Here's a few steps showing how I created the stamped background and the water colored Preppy Flowers:

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Up next is an Easter card featuring another fun scene:

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featuring Preppy Flowers, a Pretty Stitches border and a Serene Rabbit:

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Many thanks for stopping by!

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03/14/2017

Tue 14

Pretty Stitches
by Irena Kowalczyk

Welcome to the next day of the March Blog Blitz Poppystamps.
Beautiful, new collection dies Poppystamps You will like it.

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Today I wanted to show the card, which I used Pretty Stitches.
These border delicate dies are perfect for elegant projects.

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I used also from the new collection:
Garden Lantern,
Dandelion Stem,
Scribble Hello.

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Want a chance to win the Pretty Stitches craft die? Just leave a comment here. Add your comments to all of the Design Team posts throughout the blitz for more chances to win great dies from our new collection.
You have until midnight US EST March 21. Winners will announced on this blog on March 25.

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Good Luck and thanks for stopping by today!

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