116 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

08/11/2018

Sat 11

Beaded Felt Christmas Pins
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello! Marybeth here today! Looks like a few of us had the same idea again. I had this project completed on July 27 and couldn't wait to share my Christmas pins with you. Looks like the very creative and talented DT member Olga beat me to it. I so loved her paper pins.

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I decided to make felt pins even though these are not stitched projects, they are very easy to make into one. You can even hot glue the layers of felt together  as I did on some of these. I have three layers on each pin . I used the last layer to hide the back side of the stitching.

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The silver thing in the middle is what I use to thread my very tiny needle ( so the needle will go through the tiny beads.

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The Mistletoe and Holly die set  from Poppystamps had a few different choices that you could choose from. I loving using glass beads and sequins on my felt projects . Since the mistletoe is on the thin side I will just add a very tiny safety pin to the back.

My mother made me some beautiful handmade pins years ago but now they go front and center on my Christmas tree. I love adding handmade treasures on our Christmas tree.

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I made two versions on this pin one was stitched with thread as you can see in the first photo and this one with glass beads.

These are very simple and fun to make and a great time to make a few before we get too busy with Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today.

 

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07/29/2018

Sun 29

Day Four of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Welcome to the 4th day of the Blog Blitz! We are showcasing some of Poppystamps brand new Products and oh boy .... I am loving them all!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post if you would like a chance to win this absolutely amazing  Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set from Poppystamps !

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Dave ( the owner) has a great video up on the store website if you would like to watch how he made a card using the same set but with ink blending.

I used a water-pen and Zig Brush Pens to color my card.

Tape the main panel , then tape down the stencil. I used frog tape because I like how easily  it comes off.

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Here is a photo of some of the process. After I took off the stencil I watercolored the branches . I cut two lavers of this panel , layered them for a bit of depth. The watercolor paper is thick so two was just enough.

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I watercolored the cabin then added the glittered roof. I cut a piece of fun foam , colored the door and window then glued together and on the main panel. I added Glossy Accents to the windows to look like glass.

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Can you see the stencil above.... it comes with the die!

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I love this new little Poppystamps Winter Cabin  I also used the new Poppystamps Tidings of Joy Clear Stamp.

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I hope you win this die set but if you don't..... I say hurry and get it before it gone!

Hope you have a wonderful week friends ! I am grateful for all your past comments , you are all so kind !

 

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07/09/2018

Mon 09

Shimmery Shaker
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello again! Marybeth here a with a shimmery shaker card using the new Poppystamps : Delicate Branch Collage along with Sending Scribbles Clear Stamp .

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Below I have a few step by step pictures.

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I covered up the branches using the negative of the die then lightly shaded the frame with a brush for a smoother look over the watercolor paper.

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I watercolored the branches with a water pen and Zig pens, careful not to let the water run onto the sides of the frame.

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Before taping fun foam to the back I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the branches . Make sure your fun foam is at the very edge of the opening so the sequins don't fall to the bottom, where you won't see them. I filled the back up with sequins, placed my stamped back panel to the card then placed to my card base.

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 Not the prettiest picture above but you get the idea. The backside doesn't have to be perfect in fact I tape and cut the fun foam as needed. For me the Fun Foam seems to lay nicer than the foam tape. Your choice either one works.

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I loaded this one up with lots of sequins , hope you like it!

Thank you for the visit.

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07/06/2018

Fri 06

Watercolored Plumed Peacock
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today with this simple jeweled :Plumed Peacock from Poppystamps .  I had no idea how much I would end up loving this die! 

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 I stamped some ink on a piece of acetate, spritzed with water then placed my watercolor cardstock on top and pressed down. Its called smooching.

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I die cut the Peacock twice, once for the top panel and one for my outline inlay. I took out all the small cut pieces so that I could just add some bling. You could also add sequins , beads etc. I stamped my sentiment with one of my favorite stamps sets from Poppystamps called: Sending Scribbles.

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 Thank you for the visit. I hope you are enjoying your summer. 

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06/22/2018

Fri 22

Best Wishes
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and welcome to the Poppystamps Summer Blog Blitz! You have a chance to win this :Best Wishes die just by leaving a comment on this post. Poppystamps has many new dies that other designers will be showcasing.

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I diecut the word die out three times then glued each layer on top of the other . After placing where I wanted I added a bit of shimmer pen to make it pop. Something you can see in person better.

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I cut apart the Finial Circle die , glued on the front panel and also used shimmer pen .

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I kept the first word die in place so it was easy to layer.

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I love the fun folksy font of this new word die. Thanks for the visit and thank you ahead of time for all the kind comments.

So many chances to win. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win "Best Wishes"

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05/17/2018

Thu 17

Just Wanted to Say Hi
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there , Marybeth here today. I have a clean and simple card using Poppystamps : Double Stitch Square Frames, Easter Chick Die & Stamp set along with Clear Stamp Call Me.

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I cut the stitched squares 5 times then glued them altogether, to make a chipbord like square. After some stamping I simply added the die-cut and stamped Chicks ( great for anytime of year, not just Easter)

05/05/2018

Sat 05

Fluttering Butterflies
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Marybeth here today.  Happy weekend to you all ! Already the 5th of May! 

I have a simple shaker card today using some old and new products from Poppystamps .

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I used an old shaker window I had in my stash from a few years ago, all you do is peal and stick to your card . Now with the Double Stitch Circle Frame its so easy , no cutting on front of card needed. All you do is add it on top of your card then glue the frame over that.

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I placed the inside of my frame on the center of my panel... as a mask then began to stamp my images where I wanted.

I used Sending Scribbles Stamp set from Poppystamps to stamp the leaves  and Stitched Fluttering Butterflies for the inside.

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Once I removed the circle mask , I was left with an empty center to fill as I wished.

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Photo below shows the shaker before the frame was glued to the panel.

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The Double Stitch Circle Frames perfectly finished this easy shaker.

Before I cut the butterflies I sponged my white cardstock with  with pretty inks . Once cut I added a bit more shading where I wanted.

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Thank you so much for the visit today, I hope I encouraged you to do some shopping today 😊

Have a wonderful day!

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04/26/2018

Thu 26

Rose Stem with Fluttering Butterflies
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello to you all! Happy almost weekend, can you believe.... May will be here in a few minutes:)

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For my card today I used the: Beautiful Rose Stem and Stitched Fluttering Butterflies dies from Poppystamps.  I cut the rose panel out of firm vellum , glued the the main body to fun foam. After placing all the pieces back in I decided to remove and color softly with Zig Real Brush Pens.

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 Below shows the pieces being placed back in  without glue and non colored. After I colored them I added tiny dots of glue and placed back in the same way.

It was like making a puzzle but already knowing where each peace was  going to go. Very relaxing!

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The butterflies are cut from firm vellum as well then colored the same way with Zig pens.

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I may add a sentiment to the front of this card but liked it as is for now... I can always add later. Thank you for the visit and I hope you give the look and die a try..... very enjoyable crafting.

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04/05/2018

Thu 05

Seaside Birthday Greetings
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today with this detailed: Seaside Dock and Wooden Rowboat dies from Poppystamps !

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I cut my dies out of colored cardstock then lightly shaded them with soft brushes to highlight the detail even more. The brushes help me keep it light, even and smoother than a sponge.

Each one( boat and dock) is layered twice then adhered with foam tape. The background was made by  shading and  kinda guessing where the water and land would be.

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 The brushes wash out very easily and dry fast. I also used watercolor cardstock for the base of my card.

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 I added a little piece of twine to the dock and boat, for a little more 3d look of the card.

 Thanks so much for the visit and congratulations to all the Blog Blitz winners!

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03/18/2018

Sun 18

Double Stitch Tag Shaker
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to: Day Two of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! The design team will be sharing some of the new spring products from Poppystamps .

You will have a chance to win each day by leaving a comment . Today I will be giving away the :Double Stitch Tags Die Set  to one random commenter.

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The leaves and some of the flowers are watercolored using the Peerless Watercolor Sheet Pack from Birch Press Design, then cut using Poppystamps New Blooming Border. 

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 To make the small tag for the sentiment I cut down the smallest tag in the set as pictured above.

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I wanted the die cut flowers and sequins to shake freely so I have two lavers : One with fun foam and the other double sided foam tape. I trimmed the outer edge of the fun foam to make sure it wouldn't show.  I also added Poppy Sequin mix of :Fairy Sparkle.

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 These are the dies that I used pictured above , the sentiment is from the new and adorable Stamp Set :Easter Chicks from Poppystamps.

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Having the two layers (to raise the acrylic layer) was definitely a good idea, happy I remade my shaker tag. I am sharing a few photos to show the movement of how nicely the move.

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So many fun and beautiful new spring  products, you can see them all at the Poppystamps store!

Last day to comment is March 31 , 2018.  Winners will be posted on April 3, 2018. Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today, thank you for all the wonderful and kind comments in the past. 

God Bless.

 

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