135 posts categorized "Michele Henderson"

11/22/2017

Wed 22

Faerie Kingdom Challenge
by Michele K. Henderson

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Holiday magic is in the air,  sparkling with the dreams of sugar plum faeries and frosty winter days! That's certainly how I imagined my beautiful holiday faerie card I created for the November Challenge, Faerie Kingdom! There's still a little time left to create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp. How will you create a Faerie Kingdom?

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I began my Sugarplum Faerie card by mounting the Brilliant Leaf Frame onto a crisp white card base. I cut out a handful of Stitched Oak Trio leaves in green glittery paper, and curled them up at the ends with my fingers. I added the Scribble Snowflake Circle, and adhered the Winterland Faerie with some foam bits to give her a little pop. A few Faerie sequins finished it off with a little sparkle and shine!

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We can't wait to see what you'll create! Show us your Faerie Kingdom and you might be randomly selected to win a gorgeous new Poppystamps surprise!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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11/17/2017

Fri 17

Mini Poinsettia Wreath Tag
by Michele K. Henderson.

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Hello Everybody!

Christmas is the time for sparkle and shine, even in the tiniest packages! Today, I am sharing a tag I created with the brand new Poinsettia Mini! As soon as as I saw how cute these tiny blooms were, I knew they would look gorgeous on a shiny Home for the Holidays Wreath!

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I used a few of my favorite old and new Poppystamps dies to create a sparkly tag that will look elegant and festive on any Christmas package! Since the parts of the poinsettia are very small, I decided to cut out all of my pieces, and lay out the tiny bits and pieces before adhering them on to my card stock tag.

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Even the tiniest dies cut so sharp and clean, even on specialty foil and glitter papers too! Once all my pieces were cut, all I needed to do was glue them on. Once I had everything in place, I decided to go with the larger size Alpine Snowflake too. Back to the Big Shot Plus! If you don;t mind a little futzy detail work, like tiny petals and berries cut from a tiny hole punch, a tag like this is easy breezy and shiny bright!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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11/07/2017

Tue 07

Crystal Ornaments
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

As a card maker and a crafter, I LOVE adding lots of sparkle and shine to my projects! The holidays are the PERFECT time to do just that! This is my very first chance to play with the amazing Crystal Ornaments die, and I just fell in love! Take a look at what I created for your today!

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This pretty ornaments die was designed to make it easy to create a paper piecing card using two different techniques, inlay and overlay. To create this ornament trio, I first cut the Crystal Ornament Background out of a crisp snowy white card panel. The background was designed to align with the ornaments perfectly! No estimating or guessing or taping - -I just placed the die down where I wanted it on the panel, then, cut. I adhered a square of crystal pink glitter paper in the back, then added the Crystal ornaments in gold, over the top and fit right in, snug as a bug! I added the Poised Faerie, a few stars from the All Star Collage, and finished it with the Pointed Rectangle Frames.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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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. 

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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 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! 

10/19/2017

Thu 19

Spooky Night
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are SO happy you could join us today for another spooky Halloween scene! This new Halloween collection has so many fun little dies that work together so well, our design team can't put them down! We are creating a collection of spooky scenes that shows off our own unique styles. What will you create?!

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I created a bright and colorful Halloween scene, starting with the Creepy Forest Collage, then adding the Doodle Jack O' Lanterns, Bat Ring, Crooked Fence, and Mr. Batty. It's amazing how many ways you can combine this group of dies to create something new!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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10/10/2017

Tue 10

Pumpkin Season
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

It's time to shake off those summertime blues with a bright and colorful Autumn card! Take a look at all this fall color!

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This was a really fun card to make, and pretty easy breezy too! I used some of my favorite dies from the Poppystamps newest fall release, starting with the Brilliant Leaf Frame as my base. I cut it in bright, crisp white, then mounted it onto a white card stock base.

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The next part was the fun part! I cut a collection of leaves in bright fall colors from the Stitched Oak Trio, the Stitched Maple Trio, and Leafy Breeze, curled up the ends just a touch, and then placed them randomly around the white frame. I made a tiny bunch of grapes from the Floribunda Collage, and then added a Harvest Pear and the Harvest and Swirl Pumpkin combo.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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09/21/2017

Thu 21

Witch Collage
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

Welcome to the Poppystamps Halloween Blog Hop! We are bringing the spooky all week, and throwing in a few treats too just for you! Today I am sharing a spooky CAS shaker created with the brand new Witch Collage. Take a look!

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I love this fun little die! The die itself is actually a circle, so you could make the base of your card any shape you'd like! I made mine super clean and simple in this little square shape.

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I began this card by cutting and folding my card base out of a bright green. I then added a background panel piece of of watercolor paper stamped and spritzed with a few of my favorite Distress Oxide inks.

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I used strips of very sticky foam tape to create a little well for my sequin mix. Thanks to some VERY helpful tips from a few Poppystamps fans, I sprinkled a nice coating of embossing powder all over the foam tape, shook off the excess, then heated it with my heat gun. It worked like a dream! The embossing powder created a little coating on the too sticky tape, allowing my sequins to slide and float with ease!

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I adhered my witch collage panel onto the foam tape with glue, and added a few spooky green sequins. Originally, I had planned to add a few spooky little spiders swinging by, but decided I really like the look of this matte black silhouette witch with the shiny sequins behind her. What might you create?

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Thanks so much for joining us today! Before you go, be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win this wicked Witch Collage die from Poppystamps! Come back every day for more opportunities to win!

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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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