150 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

11/20/2017

Mon 20

Blog Blitz Begins!! Surprise Deer
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I know this is a busy time of year for most of us!  I can't believe Thanksgiving in the US is this Thursday!    After the big feast let the shopping begin with Black Friday deals!   Don't forget your holiday card making!  We've got a new mini release of 13 new dies to celebrate!  You can see them all here in the store under the  2017 Winter Release title.  This is our favorite time to post  because we're having a blog blitz!  And that means it's time to give a little something to you for being so nice to us all year!  Forest-Deer-Four
I used three new dies on this card!  Can you find them?  
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Here's two.. the Swirly Loop die that I'm using as a sun on my design and Shiny Snowflakes.  The snowflakes die includes three different snowflakes.  I used the two smallest in the set.
Forest-Deer-TwoI stamped a sentiment from the Wintertime Faeries clear stamp set on on a die cut Stitched Hill.  I made sure to add lots of sparkle on my card.. some gems for the centers on the snowflakes and some sugary glitter too! 
Forest-DeerThe Grand Pine Tree is my favorite pine tree ever.  I embossed it to add more detail and then glittered up it's snowy boughs.
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Did you spot the third new die I used today?  If you guessed the deer you're right!  It's called "Surprise Deer"  - and a Suprise Dear to you my friends because this is the prize for today's post. 

Want a chance to win this beautiful die?  Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. 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 December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on December 5. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)
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11/15/2017

Wed 15

Challenge Reminder - Faerie Kingdom

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Are you playing along with our November Challenge this month?  This month our theme is "Faerie Kingdom".  We want to see what you've been making with your faerie dies and stamps!  There's so many to choose from in the store!  I love the elegant faerie dies - they remind me of ballerinas...  but the faerie stamps??  Gosh.. they are just too cute to resist!
11-17 copyMaybe you don't  have any faerie images?  That's ok.. how about adding some faerie dust (glitter) to your design?   Faerie dust makes everything MAGICAL!   You have until the end of the month to join us and you can always find the challenge by clicking on the badge in the right column or on the tab at the top of the page.   Here's what I made!
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I started with a panel that I inked up in Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I spritzed it with water, and then I splashed it with some watered down Picked Raspberry and white ink.  
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I  usually plan out my layouts using a sheet of clear plastic the size of my card base.  I position the images where I want them on the plastic so they're easy to move.  I can experiment by placing them over different colored backgrounds to decide what colors work best just picking up the sheet.
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I decided to put the igloo on a snowbank cut from the Stitched Hills Die.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the cut border before attaching it to the card base. 
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These little faeries are spreading cheer...  and with a wave of a magic want they're leaving presents for everyone who's been nice! 
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I attached the faeries with adhesive foam tape to give the appearance that they are flying! 
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The finishing touch is always some "faerie dust"!  Have you seen all the new sequin tins at Birch Press Design (click here to see them in the store)!  These little stars are from the Fairy Sparkle mix.  They're so nice you'll want them all (I know I do!).

I sure hope you join us for our challenge.  We always love to see what you make and you might just win a $20 gift certificate to the store just for playing!  

 

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11/11/2017

Sat 11

Peace Dove
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi crafty friends!  I hope you are having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the beautiful PEACEFUL DOVE  and PEACEFUL DOVE COLLAGE dies.   I did a glitter inlay on the die cut and the background is a color block of card stock.
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I created a panel of colorful blues and green made from strips of card stock.  The strips are taped together end to end on the reverse side of the panel.  
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Next I die cut the PEACEFUL DOVE COLLAGE die from the panel.
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Next I applied double sided tape to a panel of white card stock.  I used 2" strips of tape, but I would recommend a large sheet of adhesive if you have one so that no seams (where the edges of the tape meet) are visible.  I selected glitter colors that would compliment the strips of colorful card stock.  I used Martha Stewart Ultra Fine Glitter.  I marked out on the panel the width of the card stock stripes so I would know what color to apply in what area. 
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Remove the protective cover from the double sided adhesive and apply the glitter.  Blend the colors between the stripes.  Use your finger to press the glitter into the adhesive. 


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Adhere the color block panel over the glitter panel and trim the panel to fit your card base.
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Now cut the PEACEFUL DOVE from white card stock and adhere it over the color block panel.  The PEACEFUL DOVE die fits perfectly over the PEACEFUL DOVE COLLAGE die cut. 
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I double cut the SWIRLED PEACE die from Gold Glitter and Gold Foil Paper and adhered them together allowing the glitter to peek out from under the foil piece.
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Gold enamel dots are added to repeat the gold in the word sentiment and add more sparkle to the design.
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These beautiful blues and green are a wonderful alternative to traditional holiday colors, and the sparkle and shine from the glitter and gold will make the season bright!

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11/01/2017

Wed 01

PSC#38 - Faerie Kingdom

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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 Masquerade is Ionabunny

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Paper Rx (Ali T.)

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#38 - Faerie Kingdom  - Escape to a magical place where faeries come to life!  Don’t have any faeries?  No worries – add some faerie dust (glitter)!  How about a magical walk through the forest where colorful leaves abound?   The choice is yours, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image on your project.

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. 

Faerie+QueeneOlga Direktorenko

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Jeanne Jachna 

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Michele K.  Henderson

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

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

10/29/2017

Sun 29

Sweet Faerie Tag
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm starting to focus on more holiday projects - Christmas Cards and tags to dress up packages!  Today I'm sharing a cute simple tag that will delight the young at heart!
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I started with a Tucked Corner Tag cut from white card stock.  I added a small snowy border made with the Stitched Hills die to the bottom of the tag to add some detail to the snowy scene.   It's the perfect place for the igloo from the Wintertime Faeries clear stamp set.
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I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers before die cutting them with the coordinating die set.  I adhered all the images with adhesive foam tape.  I wanted to give the faerie the appearance of flight.  She's waving her magic want and leaving presents for everyone nice! 
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 added a string of die cut stars hanging from twine strung through the holes at the top of the tag.  Most twine has a tendency to unravel at the ends so I like to finish the ends with a knot.  For this one I added some glass beads.  The holidays require a little sparkle and shine! 
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Have a great day! 
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10/22/2017

Sun 22

Winter Wish
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  You know I love color and color blocking is one of my favorite techniques.  Adding bold colors creates clean lines and wonderful contrast to your projects.  For this card I selected three shades of blue for a winter scene.
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The trio of dies I used today are beautiful individually, but so stunning when stacked together!
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I cut the Sloping Hillside from the medium shade of blue.  This will be the bottom layer of my card that is adhered to the card base.  You will notice with each layer I cut the outside edges slightly smaller so that each layer of color is also revealed along the outer edges of the card. 
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Next I cut the Snowscape from the darkest shade of blue.  I placed the snowy cut out behind the Sloping Hillside die cut and adhered it to the base of the card.   I trimmed the frame that was left behind slightly smaller than the light blue and adhered it to the card base. 
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The last layer cut from the lightest shade of card stock is the Open Hillside.   Again I trimmed the outer edges to make a slightly smaller frame for an ombre effect inside and outside the die cut images. 
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To complete the scene I added a Bashful Fawn and the sentiment "wish" in white card stock. 

I hope you find time to make something beautiful today! 

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10/18/2017

Wed 18

Challenge Reminder - Masquerade
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're playing along with our current challenge!   This month the theme is Masquerade!  Doesn't that sound perfect for Halloween?   Your project can be for any occasion (I just love Halloween LOL!)   

10-17 copy A "Masquerade" is defined as a false show or pretense.  Halloween is a time when we dress up in costumes and pretend to be the characters we dress up as.  Many times this involves a "Mask" to conceal our identities.   We want you to create a project using a mask.  Masking is very popular in stamping - covering previously stamped areas with a mask and doing more stamping over the masked image.  Masking is also a great way to cover a stamped image and add background color.    Another type of mask is a STENCIL that masks areas allowing you to add ink where you like.  The choice is yours, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image on your project.

Here's what I made...

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I started by die cutting a circle from a post it note.  I have the ones that are sticky end to end - not just a strip at the top. 

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I used the negative of the die cut to ink up the moon on a sheet of white card stock.   I used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed.
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Next I removed the negative mask and put the circle die cut over the yellow inked moon.  I covered the rest of the card stock panel with Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.   I left some white at the bottom of the panel for my sentiment.   When I was happy with the ink coverage I splattered the panel with water, and then a splatter of white ink.  When everything was dry I removed the mask from the moon and added more Squeezed Lemonade around the moon to give it a glowing effect.

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Next I stamped some bats from Halloween Costume Cats stamp set over the moon.   I also stamped the happy halloween sentiment along the bottom of the panel.
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I added die cut birch trees in shades of purple and the kitties and pumpkins from the Costume Cats stamp set.
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The stamp set has a coordinating die set that makes cutting all the images a breeze.  I adhered the images with adhesive foam tape to add more dimension.  I positioned the kitties holding hands!   You should always have a buddy when your trick or treating! 
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I sure hope you join us for the challenge!  Its a fun way to try something new, get ideas for projects and you just might win a $20 gift certificate to the store!   You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the challenge badge in the top right column of the blog or on the tab at the top of the page!   We love to see what you make!

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10/14/2017

Sat 14

Creepy Forest Scene
byJeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!   Halloween is creeping up fast and I thought I'd make a scary scene to share today! 
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I started with the Creepy Forest Collage die! It's my favorite from the new fall release.  I love that branch with the curled end beckoning you to come closer!   Even the leaf cutouts around the edges resemble eyes watching you! 
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I added a big full moon inside the frame created by layering three circle die cuts.  The Stitched Hills die are cut from purple cardstock.
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Whenever I make a card with a scene I think it's so important to add lots of details.  They bring the card to life.  The Doodle Jack O Lanterns have yellow light shining from inside, and there are leaves rustling in the wind.
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Bats are emerging from their daytime slumber and there's even a creepy spider hanging out in the tree!   So frightfully fun! 
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I choose most of the colors for the contrast they would have against the black frame.  The orange sky provides great contrast and still works with the Halloween theme of the card. 
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Have a fantastic day! I hope you find time to create something beautiful! 
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10/01/2017

Sun 01

PSC#37 Masquerade

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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  Lots of Dots is  Kimberly Weiner!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Birgit!

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!

10-17 copyPSC#37 Masquerade - Our challenge is a play on words this time..  A "Masquerade" is defined as a false show or pretense.  Halloween is a time when we dress up in costumes and pretend to be the characters we dress up as.  Many times this involves a "Mask" to conceal our identities.   We want you to create a project using a mask.  Masking is very popular in stamping - covering previously stamped areas with a mask and doing more stamping over the masked image.  Masking is also a great way to cover a stamped image and add background color.    Another type of mask is a STENCIL that masks areas allowing you to add ink where you like.  The choice is yours, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image on your project.

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. 

 
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Nancy Penir  

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Jeanne Jachna 

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Robin Tharaldson  

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

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

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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