111 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

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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03/15/2018

Thu 15

Frosted Cake
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello ! I have a very clean and simple card for you today, I think this would be a good masculine card ( especially if you like carrot cake)


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The carrot for this card is from an older set of Poppystamps , called Easter Excitement. I colored the carrot in with my Copic markers.

 

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 If you're  ever in need for a simply stated card that can be used for a few occasions, I hope this one gave you an idea or two!

Now I hope you don't get hungry for carrot cake like me :) Take care!

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03/07/2018

Wed 07

Clean & Simple
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Hope you are happy and well.

 I was very excited about this month's challenge because it is just up my alley, being Clean and Simple.  Hope you all have a chance to play this month. We are looking for Clean & Simply..... Please make sure you have at least one Poppystamps product on your card for a chance to win.

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 I cut my die using watercolor cardstock , then placed a piece of patterned paper( big enough to cover the openings) underneath. Then I cut again using yellow and green carrdstock. I layered the center dots on the bloom twice, then added the green for the leaves.  I placed a piece of fun foam under the front panel.  Then stamped the sentiment using Sending Scribbles clear stamp from Poppystamps . I added a bit of shimmer with a shimmer pin on the leaves and center dots.

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 The envelopes I use are always from Birch Press Design . So many beautiful colors to choose from.
 
Thanks for the visit and have a great week.

03/01/2018

Thu 01

PSC#42 Clean and Simple

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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 My Heart is Sara Cook

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

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#42 Clean and Simple -  This month we're looking for projects that are Clean and Simple.    Clean and Simple is a style - it's typically defined by lots of clean white space,  limited embellishments and layers, and one main image.  The card should be easy to recreate and make multiples of and Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) 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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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 March 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on April 1.   

Poppystamps is also sponsoring the Time Out Challenge this week.  They're looking for cards that are BOLD - this ties in beautifully with our CAS challenge.   For a second chance to win a prize from Poppystamps play along at the Time Out Challenge!   But you better hurry!  The Time Out Challenge ENDS on March 14!!

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

 

02/21/2018

Wed 21

Birthday Wishes
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! There is still plenty of time to still play in the Poppystamps Heart Challenge!

All you need to do is use a Poppystamps product on your card with a heart.
Hope you play along for a chance to win!

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I used the new Heart Borders Die for the two center strips of hearts.

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To raise my hearts I cut some fun foam. ( you cane use your heat gun to make it shrink just a bit).
 I cut two in green to look like the leaves.

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Hope you having a good week! Take care1 

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02/11/2018

Sun 11

Easter Bunny Egg
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today. Getting a head start on some Easter cards today with this fun little shaker .

I am using Poppystamps new Easter Bunny Egg. I decided to water color this one on the front and background  .

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 I layered this the same as my other shakers ( fun foam and clear acetate) then filled with beads for a little bit louder shaking noise. I  added fun foamunder the grassy area (otherwise the beads would just fall to the bottom and I would need more beads to fill) 

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I used an older stamp for the sentiment and just curved it to fit around the upper part of the egg. ( Easter Excitement Poppystamps )

It's always nice when its fun and relaxing when creating a card, I have to say this was one of those kinds of cards.

Don't you love it when that happens!

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Outside of the sentiment this card can be made with one die!

The paint I used is shimmery but not showing up in the photos. Thank you for the visit today. 

God bless and thank you all for your past kind comments, that you take time to leave. 

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