133 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

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!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

06/17/2017

Sat 17

Summer Sunflowers
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  My garden is coming along nicely!  I'm already seeing plants sprouting up where seeds were planted.  I can't imagine a garden without a few sunflowers.    I'm always amazed at how tall they grow - taller than me!!  They're always so bright and cheery and can't help but make me smile.  We try to save some of the heads filled with seeds to put out for the birds in the winter!
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I made mine with the Ragged Daisy die.  I cut 8 sets of petals for each flower.
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You can arrange them as you like, but here's how I did it.  I started by creating a box in the center of four petal die cuts.  Next I topped the box with two more petals in the center of the box, and again, two more sets of petals in a different direction so the circle is full. 
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The background was created with Peerless Watercolors.  I started with a simple wash of Alice Blue and added dabs of Cobalt Blue and let them bloom for more color.  When that was dry I splattered white ink all over the background.
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To add more depth to the die cut flower petals I dabbed distress ink in Wild Honey to the outer edges of each petal.
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Since the stacked flowers are pretty thick and the center is a little hollow from the space created by the outer layers I adhered the center of the flower with adhesive foam tape. 
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The scribble thank you makes a simple sentiment for this cheery card.
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I hope you have a beautiful day!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy








06/01/2017

Thu 01

PSC#33 - Rainbow Wishes

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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 "Flower Power " is Super Stick Chick! June created a pretty layout about her friends birthday!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Nancy Littrell!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

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!
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PSC#33  Rainbow Wishes!    Summer is in the air and bright and bold colors are everywhere!  We're looking for cards with a rainbow of color!    You can add color in lots of ways.. pretty paper, inky backgrounds, or by creating a colorful scene!  The choice is yours just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your project!

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some amazing projects from our design team!  Want a closer look?  Just click on their name to jump to their blog! 

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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 June 28 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on July 1.   

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

 

05/10/2017

Wed 10

May Release Blog Blitz - Large Poised Faerie
by Jeanne Jeanne

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What a great day for a visit!  We've got a brand new May release to share and that means we're having a blog blitz!  What's a blog blitz?  Well that means we've blocked out dates to focus on the new release, sharing projects made specifically with the new products, and offering you a chance to win on every post. The blog blitz will run today,  May 10, through  May 21.  
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My card was made with the new Large Poised Faerie!   And YES!  That is today's prize! 
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I started by painting a watercolor background.  I recently purchased and empty tin pan and am filling it with some of my favorite tube colors.  These are my first liquid watercolors (Tubes vs. dry pans) and I'm really enjoying them! 
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This is the layout I decided on and where I decided to cut the wings.
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I removed the wing die cuts, and added tape to the back side of the watercolor panel.
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Then I cut the wings from white card stock and inserted them inside the die cut windows on my watercolor panel.
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Next I sprinkled different colors of glitter inside the window opening and pressed it into the tape with my fingers.  Poppystamps owner and designer Dave Brethauer did a wonderful Glitter Inlay Technique You Tube video showing how here.  
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The shiny glitter in the same colors as the watercolor panel give the wings the appearance that they are translucent - that you're seeing the color through her glittery wings.
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The simple "Wish" sentiment is from the "Make A Wish" word die set.  I double cut the die layering white over gold glitter paper.
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This card is a little larger than my usual A2.  The finished size is 4 7/8 x 6".  That should give you an idea of how large the Poised Faerie die is.   She's so beautiful! 

Would you  like to win this die for yourself? 

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of 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 May 22 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on May 24. Good Luck!  Jeanne Floral Signature copy

 

05/05/2017

Fri 05

Cherry Blossom Tag
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today! I hope you're having a great day!  The first thing I to do every morning (whether I feel like it or not) is take the dog for a walk.   Sometimes I'm cranky and feeling put out... I mean some days it feels like the dog is in charge!  But after walking  about a block or so  I start looking around and  start taking in the scenery!  Sometimes I see the funniest things.    The other day I saw a squirrel run up a tree (hard to miss with Miss Moriko going after the poor thing).. but he quickly ran back down and was chased by two Robins.  I'm guessing they had a nest in that tree.  Never mess with the momma! 
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This pretty tag is inspired by the beautiful flowering trees in the neighborhood.   They don't have much of a fragrance, but when the wind blows they shower you with little petals!
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I stamped floral branches from the Friends and Flowers clear stamp set with Memento ink and then colored them with copic markers.  I always put a sheet of watercolor paper under my paper I'm coloring to absorb any extra ink that seeps out the back.  It helps prevent bleeding when you're coloring.   I kept a Tunnel Tag die close by to help me determine the placement of the stamped images.
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The Spectacular Thank You die has there layers.  I used only two (the largest and smallest in the set).  I adhered the sentiment with adhesive foam tape between the branches. 
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I couldn't resist adding a pretty eyelet from the Stitched Annaleigh Tag Decorations  - the scallops and stitches make this even more feminine.  
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A second tag cut from soft pink, some twine, and a sprinkle of sequins adds more color and completes this pretty tag.  It's going to dress up a simple gift for a special someone! 

Have a wonderful day! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy






04/16/2017

Sun 16

Happy Easter!
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a fabulous Easter day and that the sun is shining wherever you are!    I love creating scenes with my Poppystamps dies and today I thought a beautiful Spring Day was just the ticket! 
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I started by cutting the Happy Easter Curve from white card stock.  Next I cut it again from green card stock.  I inserted the white die into the negative cut on the green and adhered it to a panel of sky blue card stock.  I added some Stitched Cloudlines for the sky and a sun made from Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Circle Layers.
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To add some depth and dimension I added a second grassy hill by cutting the Dotted Curve cut from a light green card stock.
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The Serene Rabbit is inspecting some Stitched Eggs.  I also added a Elegant Easter Lilly.  I cut the stalk from lime green cardstock, and then cut the flowers from white.  I inked the edges of the flowers with yellow and slightly offset them  when I attached them to the stem to give a fuller appearance. 
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A Butterfly Sprinkle of  flying friends in yellow and pink are fun and colorful.  
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It looks like a beautiful day doesn't it?    I made one more really clean and simple Easter card today!
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For this easy card I water colored stripes of paint - colors you might use to dye your eggs!  and then added the Happy Easter sentiment in gold over the top!
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Wishing you all the best today and always! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

 

04/04/2017

Tue 04

Palma Curve Scene
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  It's cloudy with scattered showers throughout the day here in the Chicago area, but there's no reason we can't make our own sunshine right?  Today I'm playing with the Palma Curve die.   This is really a unique set of two dies.  I used them to create this dreamy card! 
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I started by cutting the die and using the clean half oval shape as a mask for inking.  I blended distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Crushed Olive.  
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Don't worry if you get some "hard lines" from the blender on the outer edges - those will be covered up later.  You just need enough ink to complete the oval shape.  I brought the blending tool in from all directions so I covered more of the paper than I needed to.  When you're happy with the blending you can add a splash of water or white ink like I did.  If you want to leave it "as is" that's fine too. 
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I cut the two dies apart and cut the piece with the foliage from gold glitter paper.  I cut the smooth oval frame from white card stock.  Next I adhered them together to make it easier to trim them at the same time to fit the card base. 
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I added a simple Scribble Hello sentiment cut from white and placed it in the bottom corner.  The white on white is subtle so the focus stays on all that gold up top.

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The Posing Faerie looks right at home in this setting!  A few Butterfly Sprinkles in gold complete the scene.  They're just the right size and in proportion with the faerie.  I have them flying out of the scene at the top.
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This die has lots of possibilities, you can place it horizontally or vertically, you can use the solid oval shape to create a complete oval by cutting it twice.   You can change up the colors and add more dimension by popping up each layer with adhesive foam tape.  The only limit is your own imagination! 
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Here's a few more ways you can cut this die.
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First cut the floral edge, then place the oval die so it meets the cut lines of the floral edge.  When it's cut out it will look like this.
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You can also cut the two die side by side to create this look.
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If you love this style die you should check out the Schaefer Curve too - it's really similar.  Here's pictures of both side by side for a comparison.

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Happy crafting and big hugs!!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy


03/06/2017

Mon 06

Spring Blog Blitz Begins!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Oh what a great day for a visit!  We've got some new dies to share and that means we're having a blog blitz!  During the blog blitz we'll be showing projects made with the newest release and giving you a chance to win on every single post!  Today I'm sharing the new Dandelion Stem!
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I started this card by making a colorful background of borders cut with the new Pretty Stitches die set.  The set has three borders with different stitching, and different shaped eyelet cuts.  I started by creating a panel of bright yellow paper and then adhered the stitched borders from the bottom of the panel to the top.  I  cut each border 1 1/2" wide.  I spaced the borders measuring 1/4" from the top of the cut hole in the border to the bottom  edge of the die that is layered above it. 
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Dandelions always get me thinking of when I was a child... we'd pick them when the heads were dry and full of fluffy seeds, blow on them and make a wish.
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I cut two of the Dandelion Stems so that I could snip some of the little seeds from one of them and make them look like they are floating in the air! 
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Do dandelions make you think of wishes too?  I'm wishing that you are the lucky winner of this pretty die! 
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Want to enter to win the Dandelion Stem?  

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from March 6- March 17, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of 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 March 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 25. Good Luck!

 

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03/02/2017

Thu 02

Foliage Frame
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's a cold, windy, wet day here in the midwest so I thought I'd make my own sunshine!  I had lots of fun making this distressed card!  I love how a simple die cut from white card stock just pops on a colored background.   Want to make one of your own?
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I cut the Heart Pattern Plate from watercolor paper.  Next I inked it up with distress inks in  pastel colors (Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender.
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If you're happy with the inky blending you can stop here but I thought I'd kick it up a notch (LOL!).
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I splashed the background with water, let the distress ink soften and blotted up the water with a paper napkin.
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I trimmed this panel slightly smaller than my A2 card base and noticed I was starting to loose some of the pieces (you can see a missing piece above)
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I should have added a piece of tape to the back to hold everything in place before I started cutting.   Now you can do better than me when you try this! 
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I adhered the Massa Leaf Frame to the front of the card inserting the die cut window in place, and added some Stitched Bloom Trio Flowers.
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I double cut the Scribble Hello sentiment from gold glitter and gold foil papers and layered them so you would see just a silhouette of sparkle.
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The finishing touch was a sprinkle of sequins in gold to match the Scribble Hello sentiment, and some pearls for the Stitched Bloom Trio flower centers.
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I hope you find some quiet time to create today!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy


02/26/2017

Sun 26

Stitched Easter Greetings
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great weekend!  There's lots of new Easter dies in the store and I really wanted to make one with the Easter Egg Party dies.  I wanted to show all the different dies in the set (there are 5 patterned eggs) and came up with this fun quilted  card.
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Don't you just love all that pretty stitching in the background?  This one was a little tricky so let me show you how it was made!  First a little measuring!  I decided to make four rows with four eggs in each row.
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I cut a white card stock panel slightly smaller than that of an A2 size card - 4" x 5 1/4".  Next I divided the panel into squares.  You can see where I scored the rows.   The scoring was really helpful in aligning the dies for the stitches.  I could easily see where to place the border dies (I used two different dies from the Delicate Stitches Set.    I have a magnetic plate on my cutting machine that held the dies in place nicely.
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When the border dies were complete I added the Happy Easter Curve die and trimmed off the excess so the edges were even with the card panel.
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I wanted to point out that I lost a tiny bit of paper where the two sets of stitches cut over each other.    Mistakes happen and to me quite often!! LOL!!   No worries - you can cover up any imperfections with embellishments like gems or sequins.  I covered this up with a little bunny and I don't think anyone would notice if I didn't share it!
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I double cut all the eggs - once from gold foil and once from colored card stock.   I actually inlaid all the eggs.  If this isn't "you're thing" you can use the Stitched Egg Medley dies to place behind the die cut eggs in the Easter Egg Party.  I don't mind paper piecing - it's a labor of love and I really like how it looks when they're all done - nice and smooth! 
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I put a small piece of washi on the back of the die cut and then inserted the pieces - that little bit of washi held each piece in place.  When I adhered them on the card with liquid glue they were completely secure.
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Here's where my little "boo boo" was.. before you saw it.. now you don't.  That little rabbit from Bunny Hop looks like he was meant to be there doesn't he? You can see from the sprinkle of sequins that it would be easy to hide other mistakes.
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Isn't all that gold just yummy?
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I love the quilted look of the design... AND I got all the different eggs on to one card!  LOL!! What will you make today???

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