53 posts categorized "Houses"

12/07/2017

Thu 07

Winter White Out
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Are you ready for the big snows of the season? As a child growing up in Wisconsin, I used to love waking up on frosty winter mornings to the crisp white snow covering every inch of the yard. I still love seeing lots of snow today, unless I have to shovel it of course! Today I have created an unusual card for me, an all-white Winter White Out! Take a look!

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It's completely white! Originally I had planned to add bits of color here and there, like tiny brown deer, or yellow lights in the window, but I really liked the idea of a perfectly white scene with a smooth a snow texture too!

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I started out by cutting a square card base out of heavy white card stock, then cutting the Pointed Square Frame, trimming and measuring until I reached a perfect fit!

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Then I cut out all the tiny parts of the Classic Cottage, two Tree Trunks, and the Tiny Fawns, all out of crisp white card stock. I then added the first Tree Trunk to the upper left corner, then trimmed the second Tree Trunk to line up alongside the first, to look like  continual row of trees. Once the trees were in place, I added the Pointed Square Frame.

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This picture is a little fuzzy, I know! I was gluing the Tree Trunks into the upper right corner with my right hand, and holding the camera with the left! But I know you get the idea! Once the trees and frame were in place, the house, windows, doors, eaves and Tiny Fawns wee easy breezy!

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That's how to make your own Winter White Out! This would look really cute as a holiday gift tag too!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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11/18/2017

Sat 18

Holiday Place Cards
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I am so excited that the holidays are officially here!  Place cards have always been one of my favorite things to make because not only do they help guests find their places, but they also add such a nice touch to the table decor.  A little note or poem for each guest could be added inside, or they can be left blank.  We personally draw names for Christmas gift giving after Thanksgiving dinner, so these place cards can also double as the name drawing cards.

The dies easily cut through two sheets of paper which was perfect for my assembly line.

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I love the versatility the Classic Cottage die!  The dishes I am using have little red houses and barns on them, so the way the die allows for different colors allowed me to make a perfect match the plates. 

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When Poppystamps came out with the Tree Trunks die, I was so excited to see the small size which was perfect for this business card size design. It was hard for me not to add a skyline in the back, or a snowbank... but that is also the beauty of this die!  It allowed me to create many of these very quickly, and still look beautiful.  I "let the dies do the work..." ~ thank you, Poppystamps!  :)

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I think the most difficult choice for the entire project was where to put the name.  In the end, I chose not to cover the beautiful trees and I wrote each name across the door.  My name was the longest, and it fit just fine!  

Let the holidays begin... and here's to letting the dies do the work this holiday season.  :)  More info (and maybe even a bonus idea) in the video below.  

Have a great day, and Happy Thanksgiving!   

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11/24/2016

Thu 24

Snowy Christmas In the Woods
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here with another Christmas card. Can you believe Christmas is just one month away! Wow, the time is flying by.

Today I'm showing a white shaker card that has a pop of colour.

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I started off by die cutting the House in the Woods from wood grain card stock for a bit of texture. I turned this into my shaker element by popping it up on foam strips and backing it with blue glitter card stock. I kept the shaker bits simple by adding white and iridescent stars, beads and sequins. Just a few of each.

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Next, the sentiment was stamped on the card base so I could work the snowflakes around it. I die cut a bunch of Ava Snowflakes from the same white card stock as the card base so the snowflakes would blend into the background.

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This is an easy and fairly quick card to make. The part that takes the longest is adhering all those snowflakes!

I'd like to wish all our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

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11/18/2016

Fri 18

Holiday's on the Hill
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog.Today I wanted to share a tip for easy cutting of intricate dies. I used the snowflake background for this tutorial.

 

 

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You Will Need:

2 pieces cardstock (one is a shim other desired to be used)

1 Dryer Sheet

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Layer Paper for card, Dryer sheet scrap cardstock. Run through desired Die cut machine. I used the Cut n Boss.

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Most of the time all the pieces pull out and stick to the dryer sheet, leaving you piece for your design ready to use.

 

My trees are watercolored, houses cut from colored cardstock yellow behind for lights. I actually used the negative cuts from the the stitched landscape dies, so you basically get two cuts in each die. I added the black strip so the title wouldn't get lost in the snowflake background.

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Hope you enjoyed my card and that my little tip helps you with your detailed dies. 

Have a great Day!

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10/06/2016

Thu 06

Winter scene
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans.

Today I prepared a delicate card with winter scene.  First I cut a circle of white paper, inside a circle I cut winter scene. Second circle I cut in  glitter paper, next I glued them under the white one. For a scene I added two small deer in white color.

Thus prepared circle I glued at the center of paper, on a blue background.

At the bottom of the card I put two-colored sleigh.  Because I wanted to make my card delicate pastel color, I cut poinsettia of white foam, not traditionally red.

 The whole I embellished with silver sequins.

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Thanks for joining us today!

 

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09/22/2016

Thu 22

House in the Woods
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hello! We are having a mini Blog Blitz , sharing some of the new dies from Poppystamps !

You know what that means! Time to win a prize just by leaving a comment.

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I made this simply stated shaker card, using the new die:  House in the Woods along with :Playful Fawns.

I love this new die and can’t wait to use it again with more color. So many possibalites !

I used red foil paper to frame this scene and foam tape for my shaker card with sequins and beads.

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 If you would like  a chance to win this... House in the Woods die all you have to do is leave a comment. 

The Poppystamps design team will be showcasing dies this week so you will have more chances to win.

Thank you for the visit!

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09/19/2016

Mon 19

Halloween Party
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

I just LOVE Halloween parties, and all the thrills and chills that go along with spooky fun! These three little ghosts are inviting all of you to their Halloween party at their spooky mansion! I used a combination of new release and old favorites to create this spooky scene!

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The new Haunted Mansion is such a fun die, you might see it a lot before tiny trick-or-treaters arrive at your door! It has so many little details to it, like tiny window frames and rooftop shingles. I'd love to make this home in about a dozen different color combinations too. Today I went with the bright colors--not too scary!

I used the Haunted Mansion from our newest release, along with the Trim tree, Group of Ghosts, Goofy Halloween Decor, Gentle Wave Collage, and the Stitched Circle Layers for the bright yellow moon.

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We love to see what you create too! Play along with our September challenge, So Boss, and you might win a gorgeous new die or stamps set from Poppystamps!

Thanks for joining us today!

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06/09/2016

Thu 09

Marine Welcome
by Lezlye Lauterbach

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog! Lezlye,  here today with another version of a Military Welcome home Card for my son! I leave tomorrow for San Diego to see him graduate! Then he spends 10 glorious days with us before heading back for infantry training. I used Vincent House, Puffy clouds and the blank Banner pieces from happy Birthday Banner flags. I utilized rub on letters from my paper crafting stash.

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I used cardstock for each of my layered house pieces. I hand drew the banner strings. The landscape dies were used for the hills. I used a total of 4 different die sets for this card.

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04/02/2016

Sat 02

Spring Cottage
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hello! Can you believe its already April! Me ,either! 

For my card today I used this simple Boddington Cottage Die .

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 I sponged my background  with distressed ink and a sponge dabber. I made a blue panel and then one more

white panel and only sponged the lower part for the grassy hill. Then placed them together. It took some time to add the tree pieces back in but I found it relaxing.

I added Glossy Accents for the windows and a bit of shimmer to the trees with Wink of Stella.

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Then later I decided I wanted and oval on the front of the card so I use Memory box Stitched Ovals.

Not sure what one I like best yet. 

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I have been playing with the Memory box Plush dies, this one is the Plush Spring Bunny and I made his ears flop. He is holding the Plush Flower Buttons. I like to pinch and sew flat things to make them 3d. The flowers remind me of the lemon blossoms and  lime blossoms right outside my craft room . The lime blossoms are just a bit bigger. I posted this little guy on my blog , and thought I would share here too.

Hope you have a great week!

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11/30/2015

Mon 30

Merry Village
by JJ Bolton

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It's almost December, but it's not too late to start your Christmas cards!  Here's an idea for a card that can be made in multiples, but will still produce totally unique cards.  The key to uniqueness is the fun watercolor background.  I used watercolor powders and a water mister to create this fun background.  

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Then I die cut my sentiment into the background and inlaid the sentiment just in white.  (Tip: To keep the inlaid letters in place, just back your panel with some transparent tape and then place each letter inside the die cut.)

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The row of houses is one die, so it's so easy to make a whole village.  The only extra step was to add a piece of yellow paper behind one of the open windows.  Then I just applied all the houses with a bit of foam tape and that was it!  I hope you are having a wonderful, handmade season!

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