171 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"


Wed 15

Tall Sketch Daisies
by Jeanne Jachna


Jeanne here today to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month.  This time the challenge is to "Make A Splash"!  You can interpret this challenge lots of different ways - like using  a technique that requires water or making a beach or lake side scene.   What a great way to cool off during the August heat with a sweet crafty escape! 

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I made two cards with one die cut using the die cut images as well as the negative background.   To make my "splash"  I created two watercolor panels with distress ink (Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet).  I use the liquid ink refills as my paint.


I cut the Tall Sketch Daisies from a white card stock panel.    I layered negative over one of the watercolor panels.


And I adhered the white die cut daisies on the second watercolor panel.  


Here's what they looked like before I finished them with sentiments. 


I created a window panel for the watercolor panel with the white die cut daisies.  I cut the panel with the Stitchwork Square Frames and added one on top to give it a finished look.
I added a sentiment from Little Kindness and a sprinkle of gold Stitched Fluttering Butterflies!


For the card using the negative of the die cut daisies I added a Stitchwork Rectangle Frame and a Thanks Folksy Script sentiment cut from gold glitter paper.
I sure hope you join us for our challenge!  The monthly prize is a $20 gift certificate awarded to  one random player.   It's a great way to see what your friends are making too!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

 Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"




Thu 09

Pinpoint Snowflake Frame
by Jeanne Jachna

If you make your own holiday cards I hope you're checking out the new release!  The Pinpoint Snowflake Sidekick Die is awesome and you'll be able to make lots of cards quickly!  
The package with the die includes a stencil so you can color up the die cut.  I cut the die from white card stock and then adhered the stencil over it with removable tape. 
I inked the stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Here's a photo of how the inked up die cut looks inked.
I layered the die cut stencil over a panel paper blended with Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  It would look great layered over pattern paper or even solid card stock.  Notice how I cut the colored panel slightly larger than the die cut frame.  This adds more color and makes the layering more visible. 
The Simple Pinpoint Snowflake Frame is ideal for layering over the larger die cut frame.  I stamped it with "Joy" from the new Tidings of Joy stamp set.  The snowflakes are topped with pretty jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. 
Imagine all the different looks you could create with this die using different colors! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"




Wed 01

PSC#47 - Make A Splash!


Welcome 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 Birthday Party is Gail Scott.

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is LucieG.

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!

08-18 copyPSC#47 Make A Splash!  We're heading into the dog days of summer - when the heat index is on the rise and  we're looking for ways to cool down.  The challenge this month is to "Make  A Splash!"  There's lots of possibilities.. create with watercolor, splatter a background or  make a scene with a water feature (a trip to the beach or the lake anybody?    Just make sure you include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die)! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created. 

Rebecca Keppel

  Tall-Sketch-Daisies-ThreeJeanne Jachna 


Jennifer Svare

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

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



Thu 26

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna


It's Christmas in July as we kick off our Holiday Release blog blitz!  Our blog blitz is a time we set aside to show you projects with the latest dies, and better yet.. we offer you a chance to win some for yourself! 
I love non traditional colors for the holidays.  The unexpected colors  are a stand out and a fun twist from the conventional.  I started by cutting the Atessa Collage from light pink card stock.  I layered it over a fuchsia card stock allowing the rich dark color to peek through the die cut openings and around the outer edges.  I usually set an acrylic block over my die cuts to help them stay flat and dry in place. The clear block allows me to keep making - deciding what die cut to put where - since the base is still visible.

A bit of tape on the reverse side of the mittens holds the red inlay hearts and twine to connect the mittens in place.

I  repeated the colors of the mittens (red and aqua) in the "Merry" die cut sentiment.   Repeating colors always helps coordinate your design.
 I embellished the card with snowflakes (also from the new release) called Linked Snowflake Trio.  I added some jewels to the snowflake centers and scattered a few more for  sparkle.

I always use a stencil brush to sweep away the little bits of debris left when die cutting.  I'm smitten with this 5/8" Crafters Choice from Royal & Langnickel (only $2.50 at Joann).
And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Pinpoint  Heart Mittens die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from July 26-August 4. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY 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 August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 9. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"




Tue 10

Daisy Frame Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a beautiful day!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Daisy Frame die.  
The die is cut from white card stock and layered over a distress ink covered panel.  I wanted to put yellow where the flowers would be, green for the leaves, and blue skies in the center.  I started by inking the center with Tumbled Glass distress ink.  To avoid lines I inked the center with a stencil brush.  It lightly applies the ink so it takes a while to get good coverage.   I inked up the floral areas with Squeezed Lemonade from the outer edges.  Next I added Twisted Citron between the yellow corners.  It's always start with the lightest color and then add the darker shade gradually.  It's easier to add a little more color than to try to remove it later!
A Folksy Hello Script die made a simple sentiment, and a scatter of Stitched Fluttering Butterflies cut from gold glitter paper adds some sparkle and shine.
I added a Stitchwork Square Frame to give the card a finished look.
I hope you find some time to create today! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.5 x 4.5"




Tue 19

Summer Release Blog Blitz Begins!
by Jeanne Jachna

What a great day for a visit!  We're showing the newest Poppystamps release and celebrating with a Blog Blitz!    There are 16 new dies to show that we think you're going to love!  Not familiar with our Blog Blitz?  Well .. it's a special time we set aside to show the new products.. and the best part?  You'll find a prize on every post during the blitz! 
I made an Asian inspired card today featuring two of the new dies - the Graceful Heron and the Stitched Rectangle Frames set.   I was going for an Asian look on my card using gold accents. 
I started with a watercolor background in red, orange and yellow.  I added Stitchwork Rectangle Frames in gold and white around the outside of the card base.  The largest frame in the set is the perfect size for an A2 Card (4.25 x 5.5").  I didn't cut my dies apart so the spaces in between the dies are perfectly spaced and are nice to use as well.   I cut a whole sheet of frames at a time and kept the extras for another project.  You can see the pretty detail on the Stitchwork Frames here.  It consists of stitches and die cut tear drops that run around the entire frame.  The white in between the two gold frames is the piece left over when you cut the attached dies. 
I triple cut the heron stacking the dies to make a thick chipboard piece to adhere to the watercolor background.  The detail on the heron is gorgeous and easy to see on the gold foil! 

And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Stitchwork Rectangle Frames Die Set.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from June 19-29. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY 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 July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 6. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy




Thu 10

by Jeanne Jachna

About this time every year I start thinking about heading sea side.  I miss the ocean air and walking in the sand.  As with most of my crafting I'm inspired by what I see, or things that are on my mind.  Mostly my crafting is a sweet escape.  So come along with me today - we're headed down to the harbor!
I used lots of dies to make this fun scene.  The Stitched Cloud borders make a layered cloudy sky, and the Ric Rac Stitches become waves.  I cut the waves in several shades of blue layering each border one over the other.  
The Birds In Flight (Seagulls) are looking for a catch and a big fish (Lovely Koi) is ready to jump!
Sometimes I can't find just the right die so a few pieces are cut by hand.  Can you guess which ones they are?  
Did you guess the beams of light from the lighthouse?  That's right!  And the second is the cropping of land that the lighthouse is perched upon! 
Isn't it wonderful the places your imagination will take you? I hope you find some time for a sweet escape today! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"




Wed 02

Who You Gonna Call?
byJeanne Jachna


I hope you're having a great day!  I'm playing with the new Rotary Phone die today!  I think this die is so cute.  It cuts as three pieces the phone base, cord, and hand set. You can trim the cord to make it shorter or keep it long to have the hand set in different positions. Here's what I made!
I was thinking about the three phones and how to connect them - like a conversation.  I decided to adhere them on different size circles and then connect the circles by over lapping them.  I used three shades of pink card stock and silver glitter paper - changing the combinations so no two circles are exactly alike. 
I stamped the sentiment from "Call Me" on a white card stock panel.  Then I arranged the rings on the card stock.  When I was happy with the placement I adhered them with liquid glue in a needle tip applicator.  The wet glue gave me some time to move things into place before they were stuck for good!   I tucked the circle centers under the ring frames. 
I used the Pointed Circle Frames and Double Stitch Circle Frames to add some interest.  The frames are two different widths  - so while they don't match, they still work because they're both circles.  The blingy rhinestones repeat the circle pattern.

I love the playful look of the finished card!  I hope you find some time to make today! Jeanne Floral Signature copy



Sun 29

Rose Stem Collage Thank You
by Jeanne Jachna

I hope you're having a great weekend!  Jeanne here today with a clean and simple project for you to try! 
I love playing with dies - there are so many different ways to use them to create lots of fun different looks.
I cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller than my card base.   Next I cut the Rose Stem Collage, and the Thank You Streamer.  I layered this panel over a piece of bright pink card stock letting the colors peek through.
A touch of gold is always welcome.  I cut the Thank You Streamer from Gold Foil and inlaid it on the cut edge of the white card stock panel.
Wouldn't a whole set of these in different colors make a lovely gift for a friend? 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy




Sat 21

Stitched Butterfly Woven Circle Ring
by Jeanne Jachna


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a clean white card that's fresh and modern looking!  I love open window dies like this Woven Circle Ring die.  It's just begging to be laid over a gorgeous background to let the color show through.  There's so many possibilities with an open design like this! 

I decided on a bright jewel colored alcohol ink background.    The YUPO paper I purchase comes in a 10 pack and I'll color all 10 sheets at the same time, reserving them for the perfect occasion.  I store the inked YUPO sheets with wax paper between each sheet so they don't stick together.  Alcohol ink can get messy - and yes it stains permanently so doing them all at once saves time and clean up - and maybe even some clothes.  I've ruined more than one shirt getting inky! LOL! 
I like to use a paint brush and wet the areas of the YUPO paper I'm working on with isopropyl alcohol (over the counter rubbing alcohol).  It prevents the ink from drying too quickly and gives me some extra time to get the colors moving.   I like to make rainbow patterns and have several sheets in my stash.    For this card I used only half a sheet - selecting the side with the blues and greens.  I'll save the other half for another project. 

I cut the Woven Ring Circle from a panel of  white card stock that was slightly smaller than my card base.   Next I cut the Brush Hello Die from the same panel.  I didn't want the sentiment to cut all the way through, so I applied a piece of packing tape to the reverse of the panel before I cut it.    The tape prevents the die from cutting completely through the card stock so the die cut didn't have to be inlaid.   Next I adhered the YUPO to reverse side of the open circle and adhered the panel to my card base.  I removed the cut pieces from the Woven Ring Circle and inserted it back into the open window cut.  To give the circle a clean and finished look, I adhered a Double Stitch Circle Frame around the Woven Ring Circle die cut.   Lastly I adhered the Stitched Butterfly Trio with adhesive foam tape.
This was fun and easy to make and the results are easy to reproduce!  I hope you find some time today to MAKE!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy