141 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

09/16/2017

Sat 16

Fall Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  You picked a great day for a visit!  Our Fall Release Blog Blitz begins today!   What?  You're not familiar with our Blog Blitz??? We'll you're going to love this!  For the next several days (September 16-26)  the design team is sharing projects made with the new Fall Release (you can see all the dies and clear stamp sets in the store here).    And as a special treat for you we'll be giving away one of the new dies on every post during the blitz!!  I'll give you all the details at the end of this post.. but first.. let me share a card I made for today!
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This is the new Ghost Collage die!  It's a negative die cut that will be great for shaker cards, and treat tags!
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I started with a handful of colorful card stock in shades of purple, orange and green.  I cut the Zig Zag Stripes once with each of the colors.  This will give you enough strips to make three cards! 
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I cut the Ghost Collage with a Circle Layer Die around it to make the white die cut you see in the photo.  I cut a second slightly larger circle from black card stock to place behind the ghosts.
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The new Happy Halloween Signs has a gothic look with the fancy end embellishments.  I love that the letters are attached making the sentiment easy to adhere to my design without searching out each letter.
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A few sequins add the right amount of sparkle. 
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Do you love the Ghost Collage die?  Want to win one for yourself? 

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from September 16-26, 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 September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 2. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

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09/02/2017

Sat 02

Narwhal Slider
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I've got some SUPER EXCITING NEWS to share!  Our parent company, Memory Box, has introduced new slider dies!  We'll be showing projects made with sliders  September 2-12.   You'll see designs from each of the design team members using several different Poppystamps images.  We've got a little candy to share too -I'll tell you more at the end of this post. 

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I'll be honest.. I've never made a slider card before.  I've seen tutorials where you have to do a bit of measuring and cutting with a craft knife and it all seemed a bit complicated to me.   The Memory Box slider die made this a quick and simple process.  And if I can do it so can you!
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I wanted to create an underwater scene for the I'm A Narwhal images.  I was concerned about the area that would peek through the cut grove for the slider so I made two identical patterns with distress ink.  It was easier to work on two panels at the same time so I could repeat the process  one step at a time.  I inked in Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron.  I added Salty Ocean around the outer edges of the panel.  I spritzed each panel with water, and then spritzed it again with some watered down Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  The finishing touch was a splash of white ink.
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I attached one of the panels to my card base.    A little planning is important!   I laid out all the images on the second panels to decide where each image would go before I cut the slider groove.     I didn't want the sliding narwhal to cover any of the other images as it moved along the groove.    To attach the narwhal in the slider goove, I cut a small rectangle of foam adhesive tape to fit in the groove easily.  I attached a penny to the reverse side, and the narwhal die cut on the front.   Next I adhered the entire front panel to my card base with adhesive foam tape.  You need the open space between the two panels to allow the slider to move.        
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Now it's time to adhere the rest of the images in the scene.   I kept some flat (the small fish), and raised the rest with foam tape to add dimension.
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This  card is so fun and was so easy to make!   I know I'll be making lots more now that I've given it a try! 

Do you love interactive slider cards?  Maybe you're new to this technique just like me!   As mentioned, we'll be showing you more slider projects through the 12th.  And we've got a special prize to give away!  At the end of our slider event,  we're going to randomly choose one comment that was left on any of the posts featuring sliders as a prize winner.  The more posts you comment on the better your chance of winning.   You have until 12 am US EST September 13 to leave comments on the posts. 

The prize will be....

  • Winner's choice of any one Poppystamps Clear Stamp Set
  • The Coordinating Dies for the Stamp Set of your choice
  • And  a Memory Box Slider Grooves Die

So please leave me a comment!  That's how you can enter to win! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

 

08/28/2017

Mon 28

Sending Good Things Your Way
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  Sometimes Mondays are a little hard so I'm sending good things your way with a pretty floral card made with the Sending Scribbles Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies.
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I created a simple background by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink on a white card panel.  Next I splattered it with water, and then I splattered it again with some watered down Mustard Seed ink.   For the finishing touch a splatter of white ink.  I kept the bottom of the card free of ink - the perfect place for my sentiment.
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I normally cut and color several stamped images when I get a new set to make it easier when I create.  All I need to do is select the images I want and arrange them in different ways.  I usually use a scrap piece of heavy plastic or acetate to pick up the whole arrangement to experiment with different backgrounds.  This allows me to move the entire arrangement instead of one image at a time.

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Because I cut several leaves and flowers I can tuck them in here and there to decide how many looks best in my arrangement.  I love that I can create lots of different cards and looks by using just one stamp set and matching dies.  
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I purposely didn't do alot of color blending with the Copic markers.  The scribbled design of the flowers give a more casual feel, and the loose coloring adds to freehand look of the images.
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These flowers are fresh and fun!  I know you'll reach for this set over and over again! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

08/16/2017

Wed 16

Mason Jar Flowers
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!   I'm sharing a card I made for the Poppystamps monthly challenge!  You can always find the challenge by clicking the "challenge" tab at the top of the blog or by clicking on our challenge badge in the right margin.  We begin a new challenge with a different theme on the first day of the month.  You get until the end of the month to join us - almost the entire month so you have lots of time to play along!  
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Our theme this month is "Beyond Borders".  We want you to put a border on your project!  You can use stamps, lace or trim.. or our favorite.. a die!   Just make sure you use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project!
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Here's what I made!  I created a color block background of Zig Zag Stripes in ombre shades yellow for my colorful peony bouquet.

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I have several sheets heavy duty clear plastic on my desk that I use to help me with layouts.  I cut them from recycled pieces like binder dividers, or product packaging.  The pieces are cut to the size of my typical card base - A2 (4.25 x 5.5").    I arranged my floral bouquet on the plastic so I can easily lay it over different color panels to decide what color I like best before I commit and adhere all the pieces.
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I like the yellow background so now I can trim it to size.  I cut the Zig Zag stripes from three different shades of yellow.   To secure the strips you can adhere them directly to your card base, but I prefer to tape them together on their reverse side and then trim them down.  
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Details make your project come to life!  I added a bitty twine bow around the top of the jar and inked some shading around the bottom and edges.
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The Peonies were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers.  I added some accents with a white gel pen for detail.
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I sure hope you'll join us for this month's challenge.   I love seeing what you make!

 Jeanne Floral Signature copy

08/02/2017

Wed 02

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Begins
By Jeanne Jachna

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I'm so glad you stopped by!  Our Holiday Blog Blitz Begins today!!    What's a blog blitz?  It's a special event where we feature projects created with the newest products.  Our design team give you ideas to get your creativity kick started and we offer a prize on every post during the blitz. 
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For most of us it's never too soon to get started making our Holiday cards.  I love to share hand made cards with friends and family to show them how much I care.  I'm ok having too many cards to choose from, but I never want to get caught short when I'm busy with all the other holiday preparations.   The new Pine Needle Clearing is a beautiful die with lots of possibilities.  
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I water colored a panel of watercolor paper with Peerless Watercolor in different shades of green and then cut it with the Pine Needle Clearing.  I adhered this panel to a clean white card base and added the Folk Merry Christmas greeting cut from gold in the center.
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I wanted to hang some Crystal Ornaments from the pine boughs.  I cut the ornaments from gold foil paper.   The Crystal Ornaments are a single die, I cut them apart to  make three hanging from gold threads.  I inlaid colorful card stock in bright jewel colors.
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Want to enter to win the new Pine Needle Clearing die??  

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 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 August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy


08/01/2017

Tue 01

PSC#35 Beyond Borders

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wiWelcome 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 Just Bling It! is LucieG

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Bling in Seattle (Sara Cook)

 

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 #35 Beyond Borders - There are so many different kinds of dies to love but border dies are some of our favorites.  Borders are used to define the edge of a design or to divide  areas on a project, but they're not limited to that.  They can be used to create a border or  to dress up a wrap around a gift.  Borders  add a lacy edge and a pop of color to a design.  The intricate designs make everything look rich and expensive.  The choice is yours!  This month we're looking for borders on your designs.  They don't have to be die cut.. they can be stamped or punched.   Whatever you decide be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your design.   

Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we're starting a new feature on the blog on Wednesdays where you'll get a close up of each project with close ups and details.

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Michele K.  Henderson

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Jinny Newlin

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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 August 30 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on September 1.   

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

 

07/30/2017

Sun 30

Spread a Little Kindness
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here with two cards I made with the beautiful new Little Kindness Stamp set with coordinating dies.  This set is fresh and fun and I couldn't wait to open it and stamp and color flowers.  I like to stamp several sheets at one time, spend a few hours coloring them all, and then die cut them.  This makes them easy to arrange and I always have lots left over so I can make something in a pinch later.
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This is my typical process for card making.  I layout designs mixing and matching elements until I'm happy.  I usually leave them for a day, take another look before I commit and adhere them in place.    Sometimes things change overnight.. the white card suddenly got a bright yellow distress background.   Here I've laid out two different cards to make to share today!  All the flowers are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.
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For this card I created a background of distress ink.  I blended the ink on a white card stock panel leaving the outer edges dark and keeping the center of the panel light.  I splashed the panel with water, and then white ink, and gold ink. 
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I adhered the leaves directly to the card base and popped the florals on adhesive foam tape.  
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Aren't those little bees the cutest?   Here's my second card...
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For this background I applied distress ink in the opposite manner, starting by applying the heaviest concentration of ink in the center of the design and fading out toward the edges of the cover card stock panel. Again I spritzed the ink with water, a darker shade of yellow ink, white and gold.
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The NEW Pointed Circle Frames dies are perfect for shakers or simply creating a focal point for your design. I adhered one of the pretty pierced circles to the distressed background and then started adhering flowers.
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The sentiments in the set are really lovely and I know you're going to get lots of use from this set making cards for all occasions.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I hope you find time to make something beautiful!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

07/26/2017

Wed 26

Powell Butterfly Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I sure hope you're having a great day!  I've got a fun card to share using only 2 dies (one image and one sentiment), some string, and some enamel dots.   It's an easy way to create a background and you can try this technique with dies you already have in your collection!
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I cut the Powell Butterfly several times from white card stock.  I adhered the butterflies to a piece of aqua card stock using a precision tip applicator.  I adhered a few at a time using an acrylic block to keep the die cuts flat as they dried.
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You can trim the excess from the dies as they dry reserving the cut off portions to use on other areas of the panel.  When you're done you'll have  a pretty lace look panel perfect for embellishing.
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You won't want to cover up all your handiwork.. it's too beautiful so simple is best here.   I die cut the Big Luxe Hello die three times - once from gold foil, and twice from white card stock.  I adhered the three die cuts together in a stack to make the word die more durable and easier to work with.
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Next  I wrapped some gold string around my fingers in a circle several times.  I adhered the Big Luxe Hello word die over the string to hold it in place.
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I added gold giltter enamel dots around the focal point to draw your eyes back to the gold script sentiment.
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I hope you'll give this background technique a try.  It's a great way to stretch your dies and you probably already have everything you need to make this!  Have a beautiful day! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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