150 posts categorized "Butterflies"

02/22/2018

Thu 22

Grateful
by Nancy Penir

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Nearly Spring Greetings, Poppystamp lovers! I'm bringing bright hopes for sunshine today, with a happy colorful card!

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The focal image for my card is a new die called, Garden Bouquet. So sweet and clean, and I kept it that way with just a few bits of color inserted back into the butterflies and flower centers.

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Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frames provided pretty pink framing for my bouquet and sentiment.

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I slipped out the small die cuts to color, and added the color with copics. the larger flowers and butterfly bodies were added with Nuvo drops.

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I just apply the drops to a piece of acetate in the size and color I want. When dry, just lift off and glue onto your card.

I love that through the cold grey of winter, the hope of Spring is around the corner! Are you creating Spring cards? Poppy has some beautiful stamps and dies with Spring themes to choose from!

Thanks for the visit, and happy crafting!

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02/06/2018

Tue 06

Make Today Amazing
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  I don't know about you but I'm starting to daydream about butterflies and sunny skies! I'm still getting out with the dog, but I miss hearing the birds in the morning and walking in my garden.  Days like these I turn to crafting to escape to my own beautiful world where I can have all the flowers and butterflies I like! 
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This card looks like it has lots of layers but it was really quite simple to make.  I started with a background of baby blue gingham from Lawn Fawn called Gotta Have Gingham.  I topped that with a blue Double Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frame die cut, and a white Double Stitched Rectangle Frame set inside it.   The stamped sentiment from the Flower Patch clear stamp set is stamped on the gingham paper that shows through the die cut frames.
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Next for embellishing! I cut the Country Rose Corner from Gold and then adhered it over blue card stock.  I trimmed carefully around the edges for a clean outline.  A sprinkle of gold Fluttering Butterflies cut from glitter paper adds more sparkle and shine!
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I hope you find time to make something beautiful today! 

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02/05/2018

Mon 05

Love Rush
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are all so glad you could join us today, with thoughts of love and cheery days ahead! Today I am sharing a colorful card I created to capture that wonderful feeling of being in love, like a rush of fluttering butterflies! Take a look!

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Tiny butterflies float across the page in a swoosh of color and dimension. I used the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and the Love Stitch Circle to create a tiny 3D effect.

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Adding the butterflies is the fun part! Once you have all your Lepidoptera cut, carefully fold them in half and arrange them on your card.

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To adhere the butterflies to your card, all you need is a small splotch of glue right in the center. Once the butterfly is in place, gently hold the wings together and use the end of your craft tweezers to press down right in the center for a moment while your glue becomes tacky and sets in place. I like to use Aleene's original tacky glue because it dries so quickly, and has a nice small tip for gluing tiny little cuts.

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Once the butterflies are dry, you can open and close their wings! You can lay the wings flat to slide into an envelope, or close them for a fluttery effect!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

 

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01/26/2018

Fri 26

Delightful Daisy
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Our blog blitz is rolling on with even more great ideas and inspiration, and a chance to win too! Today I am sharing a card I created with the pretty Delightful Daisy! It's a sweet and simple CAS salute to spring! Take a look!

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This card was so easy to make (and quick too) that it completely slipped my mind to take a few photos of the creative steps! Ooops!  I cut out the Delightful Daisy in green, white, and yellow, the Little Rabbits, and the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies, glued them in place and it was finished, quick like a bunny! So today, I am going to share a little tip to add dimension to your beautiful CAS die cut cards.

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This tip works especially well with flowers, leaves, and butterflies! When gluing your cuts on to your card base, leave a few areas of the cut "unglued." With the daisy, I glued down the center, but left the petals unglued, then carefully manipulated the paper  to curl the petals up a little, creating dimension and shadow. You could also try a double curl, where you bend the petals up at the center of the flower, then curl them down at the end with a pencil. This is a great effect on flowers like poinsettias or succulent petals, to make the cuts looks puffy. Paper is a wonderful media to manipulate with just simple simple bends and twists.

To add dimension to butterflies, bend them lengthwise in half and just glue a little bit in the center. You can create a swoosh of butterflies, for example, and bend the wings in different positions to look like they are fluttering. I think I'll try that in my next card!

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I can't wait to see all your fresh new ideas with Poppystamps new spring collection! Since it IS a blog blitz, let's get to the blog candy! You could win the Delightful Daisy die just by leaving a comment on today's post! Enter every day for every die you would like to win! Best of luck!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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01/16/2018

Tue 16

Ribbon Heart
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! We are bringing you beautiful inspiration and ideas almost all month long, and that means beautiful chances to win big too! Today, I am showing you a project I created with the brand new Ribbon Heart! This elegant design packs a big punch! Take a look!

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I used glitter paper and foil paper to create a glittery Valentine's Day project, accented with tiny butterflies and sequins. To win today's beautiful Ribbon Heart die, all you need to do is leave a comment and you might be randomly selected to win! Leave a comment every day during our Blog Blitz, which runs from January 8-30! You have until midnight February 1st, 2018 to leave all your comments for a chance to win! Winners will be announced February 3!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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07/26/2017

Wed 26

Powell Butterfly Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I sure hope you're having a great day!  I've got a fun card to share using only 2 dies (one image and one sentiment), some string, and some enamel dots.   It's an easy way to create a background and you can try this technique with dies you already have in your collection!
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I cut the Powell Butterfly several times from white card stock.  I adhered the butterflies to a piece of aqua card stock using a precision tip applicator.  I adhered a few at a time using an acrylic block to keep the die cuts flat as they dried.
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You can trim the excess from the dies as they dry reserving the cut off portions to use on other areas of the panel.  When you're done you'll have  a pretty lace look panel perfect for embellishing.
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You won't want to cover up all your handiwork.. it's too beautiful so simple is best here.   I die cut the Big Luxe Hello die three times - once from gold foil, and twice from white card stock.  I adhered the three die cuts together in a stack to make the word die more durable and easier to work with.
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Next  I wrapped some gold string around my fingers in a circle several times.  I adhered the Big Luxe Hello word die over the string to hold it in place.
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I added gold giltter enamel dots around the focal point to draw your eyes back to the gold script sentiment.
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I hope you'll give this background technique a try.  It's a great way to stretch your dies and you probably already have everything you need to make this!  Have a beautiful day! 

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07/14/2017

Fri 14

Life Is Full of Magic
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here.  I created a little number, using some new goodies from the latest 2017 Holiday Release, and wanted to share it with you all today.  My thought process behind this card was to make it look as though the largest of the new Jar Collection craft dies were used to collect treasures from a child's garden hunt.

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I started this card by stamping a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of watercolor paper, in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Barn Door, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, with images from Birch Press Design's Watercolor Wildflowers stamp set.  Y'all, I just can't get enough of these gorgeous blooms.  Swoon!  I then spritzed everything with water just to fade the flowers into the background before splattering over them with watered-down Tumbled Glass and Barn Door Distress Inks, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.

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Once everything was dry, I stamped the "LIFE IS FULL OF magic" sentiment, from a sweet, little, new, Believe in Magic stamp set, in Jet Black ink, along the vertical left edge of the prepped piece before framing it with Pool Party cardstock and white-threaded, straight, machine stitching.7.12.17 009

The jar itself was then die-cut from clear cardstock and filled with a Tomei Branch, die-cut from Always Artichoke cardstock; Pine Twig, die-cut from Garden Green cardstock; Ragged Daisy, die-cut from Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, and white cardstocks; and the new Sugarplum Faerie, die-cut from watercolor paper.

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The fairy was also painted with watercolors; and a simple button, not to mention a snippet of cheesecloth, fills the jar completely.

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To secure the jar to the prepped piece without showing any adhesive, I also partially die-cut and partially hand-cut it from Going Gray and Soft Suede cardstocks to create the foundation of dirt and the lid.  It was not adhered in any other places other than the top and bottom bits.  The lid was also wrapped with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; and a die-cut, from Riding Hood Red cardstock, Stitched Butterfly, which was embellished with a single pearl and lots of Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer and shine, completes the look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

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07/08/2017

Sat 08

Big Love
by Irena Kowalczyk

I love summer and its colors. Today my card is full of bright colors.
I used to use my favorites: blue and green.

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Background:
- white gesso,
- structural paste + stencil,
- stamps "Studio Blotter" + black ink Archival
- distress ink "Twisted citron, Evergreen bough, Peacock feathers"

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I cut out:
- twice the tags in white and kraft paper,
- the inscription "Big Luxe Love"
- "Scribble Flower Circle"

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I added the background on the white tag and used the stamps
butterflies from "Friends and Flowers" set.
Finally, I added some black spots.

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With this card goodbye with the wonderful Design Team, and I wish you many creative moments with Poppystamps products.

Hugs!

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07/07/2017

Fri 07

A card for goodbye
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans.

Today I invite you to my last inspiration on the Poppystamps blog. 

 I made a card in juicy yellow color with a white ballerina that comes with blue wings. My ballerina is placed inside white rectangular frame.

My card is a simple as I was trying to use the big dancing ballerina as the main theme of the card. As you could see on all my previous cards I added sequins to finish. I think it is a perfect last touch.

Thank you all for the last few years, when I was able to inspire you on the Poppystamps blog.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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06/27/2017

Tue 27

Dream Butterfly
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters! Sue here with all things metallic and shiny!

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I used lots of gilding flakes on my card today, so lets get started.

For the background I took the Floribunda Collage and die cut it twice from a piece of A2 card stock to create a stencil. I taped this over a piece of white card stock and sponged on glitter glue (which dries tacky). I removed the stencil and added my gilding flakes over the flower images.

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I die cut the Dream Butterfly from teal metallic paper and created a base for the butterfly which I covered with double sided adhesive and added a different color of gilding flakes.

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To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment with teal embossing powder and foam mounted it to my card base.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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