172 posts categorized "Foliage"

07/23/2017

Sun 23

Huckleberry Gift Tags by Jennifer Svare

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Hello! My name is Jennifer, and I am so excited to be a new member of the Poppystamps Design Team!  It was so much fun designing these huckleberry gift tags using the Pinpoint Main Street Tag set, along with the Holly Twig die from the new holiday release. To modify the design, I replaced the holly leaves with the leaves from the Viola Leaves die set. This tag features a swing-out card attached with an eyelet under the bow, so a favorite huckleberry recipe or note can be shared.  Two versions of berries are shown. 

Instructions are on the step-by-step video tutorial below!

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 Here is the video tutorial:

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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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07/17/2017

Mon 17

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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I'm so excited to be introducing some new stamp and die sets today!  'Little Kindness' will have you feeling happy from first sight.  I  created my own background paper to feature the flowers and leaves in the set.

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Made all my elements first, including the bg paper, with a tiny 'dot' stamp in another   set called, 'Peony Stems and Blossoms'.  When the stamping and water coloring was done, I gave my bg paper some bling with Mr. Huey's Shine.  1' strip of glitter paper was cut long so I could cut it the length I wanted at the end.

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Sentiment from another new set with 2 bold script words and fun sentences called, 'Magic And Sparkle'.

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It's so easy to die cut images with Poppy's perfect cut out dies!  I first stamped and watercolored my blooms and leaves, then placed the die over the image, and cut them with my machine.

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There are so many people in my life I'd love to give this card to! Special people that truly make the world a better place!  That's it for today, folks. Hope you use my card as inspiration for this month's 'Bling It' challenge, going on now.  and be sure to check out all the new sets at Poppy!

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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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07/11/2017

Tue 11

Sharing Two Cards
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there! I hope you are enjoying this time of year! It has been extremely warm in this  southern part of  California!

I have a few cards to share today. The second card is using a very new stamp from Poppystamps ! For my first card I kept it simple and let the die do most of the talking.

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I placed the die on my paper , added a few pencil marks so I knew where to blend my inks. I ended up going a bit outside the edge and happy to learn I could erase it with my eraser square. I used the Pinpoint Rectangle then placed my die and cut that out. On the back of the panel  I used fun foam, that I cut to fit with a few pieces.

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I added a few Glossy Accents to the inside panel of the leaves . I stamped the sentiment using Grateful Heart. I also think this would make a wonderful sympathy card. 

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For my second card I used a masking technique I just learned about, I now love using it. You can use a stencil or mask your own center shape. I made a rectangle by taping off my panel then added the die-cut flowers from Peony Stems and Blossom new set. I added tape to the back of each cut piece, I made them less sticky ( so they would come off easier) by pressing them on my pants . Once in place I blended three colors of ink,  after I removed the die-cut piece I stamped the flower image onto the blank white space. ( you could color in the image, if you want) Carefully take off the outer tape and next you may add a sentiment. I used the same new stamp set for the sentiment.

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We have lots of new stamps and dies coming up and we can't wait to share them with you!

God bless and I hope you have a beautiful and happy week!

 

07/10/2017

Mon 10

Peony Get Well
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to Poppystamps Blog, Lezlye here today showcasing a NEW stamp set and coordinating dies.

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I stamped the Peony flower on Neenah solar white yardstick and cut out with the perfectly precision die.  I chose a little deeper topic markers pictured below.


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I drew up a sketch and  based my card off of it. I find this helps get the card design started if you ar having a mental mojo block...

I stamped with versa mark ink on my deep red yardstick circle with the dot texture from the set.

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This Nuevo Glimmer paste is neat, it is thick and acts as a colored embossed look. Just look at that yummy texture and color.

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I circle cut a apiece of vellum, stamped the sentiment on a flag banner. I used some twine for texture. Final step to add some sparkle, wink of Stella and star sequins.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I did with this Fabulous new set perfect for coloring!

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06/19/2017

Mon 19

Little Luxe Love
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Summer is in full swing with lush green leaves everywhere I look. We've had plenty of rain and scorching, muggy heat, which means the jungle in my back yard is thick and full! So here's a simple little salute to summer using a few die cuts and a winning tri-color trio!

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Kraft, lime green, and white always look great together, especially on fun summer cards. I cut out three Little Luxe Loves and stacked them up for a little dimension, then added the Graceful Faerie in bright white. I cut the Majestic Maples and the Leafy Breeze in a mouth-watering green, and added the Bellen Corners in Kraft. Easy Breezy Summertime fun!

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Here's a fun way to add a little pop and dimension to these big Majestic Maples. After you've cut them, simply shape them with your hands by gently curving the edges up, as if you were making a little paper bowl.

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Then add a little glue puddle just to the flat spot where the leaf sits on the card base. After it dries, you can continue to shape the leaf by gently curving or flattening with your fingers, or even a round tip burnisher for tiny leaves and petals. It makes green leaves look like they are floating through the air, and it makes fall leaves look natural and curly.

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We're so glad you could join us today for a little summertime crafty fun! While you're here, take a look at our June Challenge, Rainbow Wishes!

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06/14/2017

Wed 14

Blooming Poppy Thanks
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! I'm excited to show you a card today, with one of the new dies called, 'Blooming Poppy'.

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I live in California, and poppies are our state flower. They bloom in abundance in the spring, filling hills and valleys with their bright orange hues. But poppies come in many colors. My card features pinks and coral.

Here's how I made it.

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The die set features the petals, stem and poppy bud. I knew I wanted to make a bouquet so I cut all my images out of cart stock.

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For a bit of dimension I gave a shadow to each petal before assembling my bloom.

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A quick and easy couple of swipes with a copic of a near shade to my card stock.

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I cut a piece of scrap card stock to glue my petals onto. Also die cut the bud in the color of the poppy to add to the stem.

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Once I liked the layout of my card, I added my sentiment die, together with a couple of fern from Garden Sprig,

onto a strip of vellum.

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A few drops of rainstones, and my thank you card is done!

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Hope you enjoyed my post today. The dies I used are listed below. This die is so easy to use and assemble, and would be fun watercolored, sponge inked or shaded with pencil.

Have a great week!

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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

 

06/03/2017

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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