128 posts categorized "Michele Henderson"

09/05/2017

Tue 05

Under the Sea Slider
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so glad you could join us this week for our amazing Slider Week from September 2-12! Today, I am showing you a card I created with the Straight Slider Grooves! Take a look!

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The Straight Slider Grooves are so easy to work with, and give you so many options too!  The set contains three separate, straight grooves in three different lengths. I used the smallest groove to create the three channels for my cheerful jellyfish. Up and down they go, happily bobbing in the sea!

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Creating the jellyfish was the easiest part! I used the I'm a Narwhal Stamp set to stamp the jellyfish on cardstock, then I colored them with copic markers. After I cut them out with the I'm a Narwhal die set, I added a tiny circle on the back, then adhered the jellyfish to another tiny circle on the other side of the slider groove. Not only do the jellyfish move up and down, but they spin in a circle too! The background panel was created with Distress Oxide Inks and water droplets.

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This will make a fun card for my sister, who lives in Florida, where you can find jellyfish of all sizes! Do you know someone who loves the sea? They would love a fun jellyfish slider created by you!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Check back all week long to find tons of great inspiration and ideas for our super exciting Slider Week from September 2 -12! Be sure to leave a comment and you might be randomly selected to win your choice of a Poppystamps Clear Stamp set and coordinating die set, and a Memory Box Slider Grooves Die!

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08/15/2017

Tue 15

Chinese Lanterns
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

When I saw this new Chinese Lanterns die in the Poppystamps collection, I had to put it at the top of my list! My mother always had easy growing Chinese Lanterns planted all around our house, and they will always remind me of my mom. I love to see them in vases, instantly drawn to their papery feel and their dimensional balloony shapes. You will love this die too!

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This card is easy-ish to make, but it involves some precision paper piecing and alignment. I started out by cutting the lanterns on a large piece of slate grey paper, then cut them out again in dark orange and green. I inserted a piece of light orange paper behind the grey square, then trimmed the edges so that the top leaf extends off the page. I then added the Painted Square Frame, and inserted the green lanterns inside the grey space and glued everything in place.

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This paper looks white in this photo, thanks to the raging storm outside and the extra lighting in my craft room, but it is a smooth shade of light grey. You can see how I added the light orange square behind the grey, and worked the green lantern cut in place until I had a nice fit.

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Once everything was adhered securely, I carefully trimmed each dark orange lantern one at a time and glued them right on top of the green lanterns already in place. The combination of raised lantern blossoms and inlay leaves give this card a fun feel too! Once everything was in place, I added a tiny butterfly and a few golden pearls, and mounted the grey panel on a white card stock base.

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

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08/09/2017

Wed 09

Stitched Oak Trio
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so glad you could join us today! Is your holiday die wish list growing after seeing all these amazing new holiday stamps and dies from Poppystamps this week? We are coming up with great new ideas and inspiration every day during our Holiday Blog Blitz from August 2 - 14! All you have  to do is leave a comment for a chance to win every day, and that includes today too! Not only am I taking a moment to remind you all of our August Challenge, Beyond Borders, but I've got one more chance for you to win the amazing Stitched Oak Trio!

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I used the Stitched Oak Trio in my Beyond Borders card to create an autumn feel, but there are so many ways these gorgeous leaves would look beautiful in your winter designs too! We'd love to see your new ideas. Design a card using at least one Poppystamps die that shows us your take on "Beyond Borders" and link it up on the Poppystamps Challenge blog. You can find all the details by clicking on the Challenge badge ton the right.

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But that's not all! Leave a comment on TODAY'S post for your chance to win the pretty Stitched Oak Trio!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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08/07/2017

Mon 07

Evangeline Floating Square
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Thank you all so much for dropping by and taking a look at our gorgeous new Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz! We have got beautiful holiday designs and inspiration from August 2 -14, and a chance to win every day! Today, I am am sharing a card I created with the brand new Evangeline Floating Square. Take a look!

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I created a magical snowy shaker card perfect for the very first holiday snow day! I used the Evangeline Floating Square as the top layer of my shaker card, and filled it with clear white and pale blue sequins, snowflakes, and tiny sprinkles. I really had my shaker well "loaded" but as soon as I turned it up, half my sequins and most of my sprinkles all seemed to stick to the double sided foam tape on the inside and disappear! It still looks cool when I shake it though!

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Once I had my shaker part finished, I double cut the Magic Loose Script in blue and white glitter paper, and added it right in the center. This could look really cute with anything winter or holiday, like a  holly sprig and berries, or tiny pine cones or gingerbread men. Then I added the Small Polar Bear and a Stitched Alpine Snowflake with tiny foam pop dot bits, and then topped it off with a few sparkling sequins. Magic is afoot!

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Would you like to win the Evangeline Floating Square craft die?  Here's how and good luck!

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 !

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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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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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! 

 

07/25/2017

Tue 25

Poppystamps and CASology Anniversary Bloghop

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Hello Everyone!

Thank you so much for joining us today as we help CASology celebrate the Big 5!  Poppystamps is joining in on all the fun and bringing a prize to the party! Join in on the Blog Hop and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Poppystamps!

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Join in on the fun by playing along with the CASology Challenge this week for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate! The theme this week is BALLOON!

Week 259 - Balloon

Take a look at my very CAS Poppystamps Balloon card!

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I used a few brand new Poppystamps dies and stamps to create a very simple CAS card with a little pop of color. The small detail of the Pinpoint Square Frame looks beautiful with CAS cards, and the sentiment is from the new Magic and Sparkle stamp set!

Show us your beautiful CAS balloon inspired cards and join in on the fun! You can get all the details, start at the beginning of the Blog Hop, and link up your balloon creation over at the CASology blog right here: CASology <https://casology.blogspot.com/2017/07/5-year-anniversary-balloon-blog-hop.html>

With so many amazing crafty friends participating in the CASology 5 year Anniversary Blog Hop, you won't want to miss a thing! Hop along and leave a comment at every stop, including this one, for your chance to win some amazing prizes all along the way! If you're hopping down the list, you should have arrived from Tracey McNeely's blog, In My Creative Opinion, right here: Tracey McNeely <https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-5-year-anniversiary-blog-hop.html>

Here's the entire hop list! It's a big beautiful list, so we better get hopping!

CASology <https://casology.blogspot.com/2017/07/5-year-anniversary-balloon-blog-hop.html>
Melissa Chipperfield <http://inkedregards.com/casology-5-year-anniversary-blog-hop>
Altenew <http://wp.me/p6Dps1-4IF>
Jen Wills <https://jenniferwills.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-259_25.html>
Ardyth Percy-Robb <https://ardythpr.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-259-balloon.html>
Concord & 9th <https://concordand9th.com/blogs/blog-news/caseology-blog-hop>
Judy Marino <https://judyscardcorner.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-259-balloon.html>
Tracey McNeely <https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-5-year-anniversiary-blog-hop.html>
Poppy Stamps <http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2017/07/poppystamps-and-casology-anniversary-bloghop.html>
DeNami Designs <https://denami.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-5-year-anniversary-blog-hop.html>
Hazel Hodgkins <http://www.hazelspaperdesigns.wordpress.com/>
Precious Remembrance Shop <http://www.preciousremembranceshop.com/blog/?p=14586>
Kymona Tracey <https://kreativekymona.com/?p=9649>
Joyce Mehrberg <http://cards-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/>
Rosemary Dennis <http://heythererosigrl.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-5th-anniversary-blog-hop.html>
STAMPlorations <https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-is-five.html>
Deidre Payne <https://eyeswideopenarts.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-celebrates-5-years-blog-hop.html>
Kimberly Wiener <https://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-celebrates-5-years.html>
Sunny Studio <https://sunnystudiostamps.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-5th-anniversary-blog-hop.html>
Jacquie Southas <https://jacquiesouthas.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-balloon-5th-anniversary-blog.html>
May Park <http://wp.me/p7JRzZ-3vt>
The Ton <http://thetonstampsblog.com/2017/07/25/casology-5-year-anniversary-hop>
Sherrie Mannion <https://littlebitofeverythingme.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-anniversary-blog-hop-balloon.html>
Maureen Merritt <http://www.mamamostamps.com/2017/07/cas-ology-5th-anniversary-blog-hop.html>
Uniko Studio <http://www.uniko.co.uk/casology-5-year-anniversary-celebration-blog-hop>
Hannelie Bester <https://desertdiva-hannelie.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-balloon-5-year-anniversary.html>
Janet Ribet <https://swanlady-impressions.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-5-year-anniversary-blog-hop.html>
Waffle Flower <https://waffleflower.com/blogs/giveaways/casology-5-year-anniversary-hop>
Rachel Bergfeld <https://rachelscardcorner.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-balloon.html>
Anna Uhras <https://urascrap.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-balloon.html>
Your Next Stamp <http://yournextstamp.com/blog/stamp-create-rep%E2%80%A6logy-celebration/>
Cindy B Designs <http://www.cindybdesigns.com/2017/07/cas-ology-blog-hop/>

 

If you're hopping from the beginning, next on the list is DeNami Designs right here: DeNami Designs <https://denami.blogspot.com/2017/07/casology-5-year-anniversary-blog-hop.html>

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

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07/19/2017

Wed 19

Good Things
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Have you fallen in love with the beautiful new Poppystamps clear photopolymer stamp sets yet? Our entire team is crazy for these fun floral images, which is why you'll be seeing a lot of amazing stamped designs in the coming weeks. Today, I am sharing a cheerful CAS card I created with the Sending Scribbles stamp set, and the new Pointed Rectangle Frames. Take a look!

 

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I went super CAS with this pretty purple rose and sentiments from Sending Scribbles. I started by cutting out my card base out of white card stock, then cutting out my frame, which has these modern pin point details around the edges.

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I wanted my rose, leaves, heart, and sentiment to rally stand out, so I used clear embossing powder and a heat gun to give the lines a raised, shiny edge. The embossing adds a wonderful smooth feel to the images.

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I always glue the frames down last, but I keep using the frame to help center my images before I stamp. I also will help plan my designs by arranging the stamps themselves, or by using a scrap piece of card stock to practice my inking technique.

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Once I'm happy with the design, I stamp the images directly on to the card stock, sprinkle the embossing powder, then heat it with a heat gun until the image sets. I added the leaves after masking the rose and stamping directly onto the card stock. These clear images work beautifully for masking and stamping techniques.

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Once my embossing was finished, I colored the images with copic markers and added a few purple sequins. Super CAS and will lie nice and flat in the envelope. By the time I was ready to add the frame, I thought it would look better in the purple than the green.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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06/19/2017

Mon 19

Little Luxe Love
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Summer is in full swing with lush green leaves everywhere I look. We've had plenty of rain and scorching, muggy heat, which means the jungle in my back yard is thick and full! So here's a simple little salute to summer using a few die cuts and a winning tri-color trio!

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Kraft, lime green, and white always look great together, especially on fun summer cards. I cut out three Little Luxe Loves and stacked them up for a little dimension, then added the Graceful Faerie in bright white. I cut the Majestic Maples and the Leafy Breeze in a mouth-watering green, and added the Bellen Corners in Kraft. Easy Breezy Summertime fun!

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Here's a fun way to add a little pop and dimension to these big Majestic Maples. After you've cut them, simply shape them with your hands by gently curving the edges up, as if you were making a little paper bowl.

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Then add a little glue puddle just to the flat spot where the leaf sits on the card base. After it dries, you can continue to shape the leaf by gently curving or flattening with your fingers, or even a round tip burnisher for tiny leaves and petals. It makes green leaves look like they are floating through the air, and it makes fall leaves look natural and curly.

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We're so glad you could join us today for a little summertime crafty fun! While you're here, take a look at our June Challenge, Rainbow Wishes!

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06/06/2017

Tue 06

Night Faeries
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

I'm so glad you could join us today!  Have you caught the faerie buzz yet? Faeries are so trendy right now, and lucky for us, Poppystamps has a beautiful collection of faeries to add to your summer crafty fun. Today I'm sharing a card I created with the Magnificent Mini Faeries! Take a look!

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To create the colorful background, I used Distress Oxide inks and blended a few colors to create an evening sky. There's no right or wrong, just grab a sponge and have some fun! I wanted to take more tutorial photos, but the battery on my camera was dead! I had to make the card while the camera was charging, so I only have finished photos today. I guess that's part of the mystery of faeries - -  only the very, very lucky get a chance to see their magical dance.

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I cut all of the images in black and glued them flat to my inked sky card panel. I wanted the scene to look like you had secretly come across this dancing duo on a midnight walk. I used a few tiny stars and dots from the Snowflake Oval Collage, Mushrooms and Toadstools, Preppy Flowers, and the ends of the Twisted Oak Branch. Just like magic, the faeries appear!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

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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!