41 posts categorized "Celebration"

06/25/2017

Sun 25

Ballerina Shaker Card
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a beautiful day!  I sure hope you love pink because if you do you're going to love my card today!    Every time I see a ballerina I have to think of my daughter taking dance classes when she was about 5.  Things didn't work out so well for my little girl who was more concerned with the stickers they put on the floor to let the girls know where to stand than learning Plie and Jete, but boy did she ever look cute all in pink, head to toe, tutu and satin slippers! 
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I thought the FLORAL DANCE COLLAGE would make a fun shaker!  To spice things up a bit I added some layers of pink ombre under the shaker.
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I cut panels in three shades of pink with the PRETTY STITCHES border set.   The different shaped openings and fancy stitched detail adds a touch of elegance to the design.
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The two darker shades of pink are adhered directly to the card base while only the top (lightest layer) is adhered with adhesive foam tape.  This creates a pocket to fill with seed beads and sequins! You can see the dimension here.
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A die cut makes the perfect simple sentiment.  This FANCY CELEBRATE die fits inside the FLORAL DANCER COLLAGE opening perfectly! 
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I love a shaker card!  Something about it just fascinates me!  OK .. so I'm easily amused!  HAHA!  The finishing touch on this one is a few BUTTERFLY SPRINKLES!  They're dancing along with this ballerina.
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Have a great day!  I hope you find some time to make something beautiful! 
Hugs!
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

06/10/2017

Sat 10

Ragged Daisy
by Marybeth Lopez

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Good morning to you and happy weekend! I have a clean and simple looking card here today. I used the Ragged Daisy die that can be used in many different ways, I chose to have one row of petals but you could also make this a full bloom if you wanted.

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This was the original color I was going to use then changed it to more of a soft yellow. All I did was stamp some ink on a clear block ,  spritzed it with water , then placed my panel on top . 

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I did this with the stem and center of the flower as well, just using different colors.  You can always add more ink straight from the ink pad as well, to shade the edges. Each part of the flower is layered three times.

I used this fun little stamp set : Fairy Greetings from Poppystamps . My panel is watercolor card stock to add some texture to my card.

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When I was finished I added a bit of Glossy Accents for a water drop look.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and I hope you find some time to craft! I also wanted to thank you for your kind comments!Marybeth Floral Signature copy-1

 

06/04/2017

Sun 04

Magical Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello to you all!  Thanks for stopping by today!

I have this sweet little Princesses Faerie die that I am using and I have to say I think she adorable!

I have a few granddaughters that will love this card not to mention, quite a few grand nieces.

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On the wings I used a combination of chunky and fine white glitter .

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I ran some white card stock through my Xyron tape runner  so I wouldn't  have to use any glue for the glitter or the layers. 

Since it's a delicate piece I layered it twice, the Xyron makes that so easy ! The top layer has  a sticky top so the glitter 

worked perfectly and covered nicley!

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I adhered the body to some watercolor card stock , used fun foam behind the panel, then stamped my image.

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I decided last minute to tilt my panel just a bit, making sure it would still stand on its own and also fit in the envelop.

I stamped my sentiment soft stone ink, I wanted the Faerie to be front and center!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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06/03/2017

Sat 03

Floral Dancer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone. Hope you all enjoyed the blitz. So many wonderful new dies and stamp sets.

 I've been playing a bit with the new Floral Dancer,

and have a card to show you.

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I created a background with Memory Box Stencil: Garden Peony Blossoms, inking it 

with Ranger's New Oxide Inks.

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I always ink a few card fronts at one time, love having them handy for future cards.

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Next, I die cut Floral Dancer 3 times, stacking & gluing them together for depth.

Next comes the fun of painting and embossing my dancer!

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I first painted the image with Finetec Pearls, and finished by selectively embossing

with Stampendous Shabby Blue and Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.

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I also embossed some paper flowers with the pink enamel to match the garland.

I cut and embossed extra end pieces of the garland to add onto and hang over, the ends.

Before Gluing her down, the sentiment die, Make a Wish (Poppy) was added.

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This Floral Dancer die is so versatile, imagining what could be done with color and background is endless!

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Hope you enjoyed what I've shared today!

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05/23/2017

Tue 23

Have a Magical Birthday
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing my big sister's magical, garden, birthday card.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by stamping those Watercolor Wildflowers, that I simply cannot get enough of, in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, on watercolor paper.  I then spritzed over them with water to get more of a watercolor effect and splattered everything with those same shades of Distress Inks mentioned above, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  That set the foundation for my garden.  While it was drying, I pieced together the Blooming Poppy with Real Red, Basic Black, and Garden Green cardstock die cuts and the Ragged Daisy with white, Daffodil Delight, and Lucky Limeade cardstock die cuts.  Once they were adhered, in their respective positions, to the watercolor piece, I grounded them with a Preppy Flowers, Wild Wasabi cardstock die cut.

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The prepped piece was then anchored, to the Pistachio Pudding cardstock card face, with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  The Magnificent Mini Faeries were die-cut from Basic Black and white cardstocks; pieced together; and adhered, with foam tape, within the garden itself.  Their wings also got a healthy dose of Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer and shine.

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I then die-cut the Pinpoint Balloons from Coastal Cabana cardstock; adhered them, in their respective locations; also gave them some shimmer and shine with Clear Wink of Stella, coated with Glossy Accents; and anchored them to the faeries' fists with hand-penned strings.

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The black-embossed, "HAVE A magical BIRTHDAY" sentiment, from Fairy Greetings, completes the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, Poppystamps friends!  Have a terrific Tuesday!  Hugs!

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05/04/2017

Thu 04

Dandelion Wish
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Good Morning Poppystamp fans! Spring is finally showing up here in California and so the Dandelions are too! I remember as a kid picking these and making a wish and blowing them. That was my inspiration for this card. Could be Birthday, encouragement of cheer.

 
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I used memory Box Stitched ovals to create a frame for my shiny silver dandelions. By mounting the panels with foam tape it gives the card that added depth and fun!

Placing the two dies on the panel with a post it cut then flip and lace your foam squares for easy attachment to your card base.

 

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I hope you will give this a try!

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05/02/2017

Tue 02

Happy Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello from sunny California! Marybeth here today! I have a fun watercolor,  yet simple birthday card using 

Happy Birthday Bold and Happy Birthday Outline dies from Poppystamps .

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I haven't done a watercolor background  in a while but after seeing a video on one I gave it another try.

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I ran my card stock through a Xyron to add adhesive to the back for both layers. You have a choice to use, the thick outline or the thin. I chose the thick for the center of my Happy Birthday. After I was all done placing the darker color on top of the white, I placed the negative over my card as a guide to make sure it was spaced evenly. That's It!

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I hope you like it! I think this would be great for either a girl or boy! Happy to have this one on hand and can't wait to make a few more!

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04/18/2017

Tue 18

Watercolored Birthday Shakers
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today.  I trust you all had a fantastic, holiday weekend!  My family and I had a truly wonderful, resurrection celebration together in the morning and were blessed to get to spend a little time with extended family in the afternoon.  Easter Sunday happened to also be my dad's birthday; and if it's okay with you, I'd like to share the card I made for his special day, with you all, today.

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I started this card by adding a gradient of blue watercolor to the 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" watercolor paper, card base.  Once it was dry, I adhered a variety of sizes in a gradient of cardstock, Pinpoint Balloon die cuts, trailing just right of vertical center, using Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, and Bashful Blue cardstocks.

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The Happy Birthday Bold die cut serves as my sentiment.  It was die-cut from a wide strip of white cardstock; backed with a sheet of clear acetate; and secured, in its present, angled position, with both silver and blue-threaded, straight machine stitching.  Before sealing off the sides of the prepped piece with liquid glue, I snuck a number of Sparkling Clear sequins, along with lots of large and small, silver, star sequins, in behind the sentiment panel.

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The ends of the blue thread were tied, to the front of the card face, in a textural bow; and a couple strips of silver, glitter paper, adhered to either side of the sentiment panel, complete the look.

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I'm always running low on birthday cards.  So, I decided to use this same design to knock out a couple more in different colors.

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The green alternative was made in the exact same way as above with the exception of using a gradient of green watercolors, green thread, and the combination of Hunter Green, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, and Certainly Celery cardstocks for the Pinpoint Balloons.

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The pink number used a gradient of pink watercolors, bright pink thread, and the combination of Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Pink Pirouette cardstocks for the Pinpoint Balloons.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit!  Have a terrific Tuesday, Poppystamps friends!

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04/14/2017

Fri 14

Happy Birthday
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog! Today I am sharing a Birthday card in honor of my Granddaughter's Birthday. I am still not packed and we have to leave in 3 hours. I think I am not going to get much sleep.

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I used the Happy Birthday Melody die and the Celebration balloons. I used colors that coordinate with the party.

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Cut Birthday Melody out of purple and out of  a whit panel for the card. This could have easily been made into a shaker card if time had allowed. I splashed some ink to remove so much white space.
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My tip for adding balloon strings, use studio multi-matte medium to glue strings after looping.

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04/08/2017

Sat 08

Atessa Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there! If you are in need of a simple card with a bit of delicate detail this die just might be for you!

I didn't adhere the center of the die but you could if you want. 

 

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 I cut my panel 4 x 5 1/4, placed the die where I wanted it then layered it over my blended panel, cut just a bit smaller. 

I also added a layer of fun foam .

 

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This  is blended with a brush for a softer look.

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This is  simply stamped using a light stone ink and Poppystamps stamp : Into the Woods.

I hope you are enjoying a sweet weekend.  

God bless you !

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