25 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

12/16/2017

Sat 16

Hope Your Season Sparkles
by Nancy Penir

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Working on addressing some cards today, and wanted to share one I did using my Finetec golds, with

Poppy's Perfect Pine Needles die.

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I knew I wanted to make a wreath, so I die cut the image several times from white cardstock, 7 to be exact.

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Assembly on a circle cut from 2 Memory Box dies taped together gave me the perfect wreath base.

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To add a bit of sparkle, the tips were pressed into Versamark and embossed with Antique Gold Powder.

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A sprinkling of glitter and my card is ready to send!

Happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

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12/13/2017

Wed 13

Challenge Reminder - Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! And welcome to a friendly reminder to create something for our challenge this month, 'Anything But a Card'.

Need a hint? How about a gift card holder? Who couldn't use a few of those this time of year?

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Surprise Deer is so sweet, and gets the 'aaahs' everytime!

Here's how I used him to make my gift card tag.

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If you purchase one tag set this year, let me rave about Pinpoint Main Street Tags, and

Pinpoint Dome Tag Decorations.

8 sizes to choose from, and together with the Decorations sets, you have endless possibilities!

I cut my tag from shimmer card stock, ran it though an embossing folder, and chose one of the decorations dies for a pocket.

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The deer was sprayed with shimmer spray, and sponged on the edges. Notice the antlers can be cut separately allowing for a color change.

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Assembling my gift card holder was easy. Just glued the sides and bottom of the added Dome Tag Decoration. The snowy base is the top of the Dome Tag cut to form a hill. The hill, snowflake and Tree Trunks were cut from glitter paper.

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Not decided yet who will get this Starbucks gift card!

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Liked this design so much, I made 3 in different color combos!

Does this give you ideas? Would love to see and comment on your creation. Remember, the challenge lasts all month, and there's a gift certificate prize for the winner!

Happy Crafting, and Happy Holidays!

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12/06/2017

Wed 06

Red Lantern
by Nancy Penir

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With Christmas right around the corner, creating a few extra cards is a great idea, and I know will come in handy.

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Here's some inspiration for you, created with all dies.

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I started with Garden Lantern, and cut it with red card stock and then again with a darker red twice, to give it stability.

Then I gave it a window with clear cardstock.

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Shiny Snowflakes cut from glitter paper...

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I hope you're putting the finishing touches on your cards. And I hope you found some Poppy inspiration today!

Have a great day!

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12/03/2017

Sun 03

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings!  It's time for some Holiday card inspiration, and I have just the dies to help spark your holiday spirit!

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Is that sweet deer the cutest? 

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I made a stencil from the the Tree Trunks Craft die, and used my Starburst sprays.

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Lots of foam and more spray and glitter for the next layer,  Pine Needle Clearing.  

The deer comes with a separate die for his antlers, allowing for a color change if you want. I blinged parts of him with Diamond Stickles.

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The word, Sparkle, seemed the perfect sentiment for my holiday card!

I'd love to hear what you think. Did you get any of the dies featured on my card during the blitz? 

Have fun crafting, and I'll be back soon!

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12/01/2017

Fri 01

PSC#39 - Anything BUT a Card!

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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 "Faerie Kingdom" is Juana Ambida

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

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#39 ABC - Anything BUT a Card!   We're hoping you got all your holiday cards made in time!  This month we're looking for Anything BUT a Card!  We want to see how you put your papercrafting skills to work decking the halls!  Die cuts are wonderful for making garlands or tree ornaments, but pretty tags and treat boxes are welcome too!  Die cut felt to dress up stockings personalized for the whole family, or make a new family heirloom tree skirt.  Maybe you make  place cards for the holiday meal?  We'd love for you to share what you've been working on! 

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

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

 

 

11/24/2017

Fri 24

Christmas Gingerbread Blog Blitz
by Nancy Penir

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Poppy's having a Holiday Blog Blitz, and we have a couple of dies that you could win! Just leave a comment at the end of this 

post, and you could win these adorable gingerbread boy and girl!

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Each of these cuties comes with the body form and it's corresponding outfit. All set for you to decorate your gingerbread boy or girl. I cut mine from cork, which kinda reminded me of gingerbread. Also cut the cottage from cork.

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Shiny Snowflakes are another set I used for this card, and cut all 3 sizes from plain white cardstock.

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11/16/2017

Thu 16

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Are you ready to get creative this weekend?

I love the look of sparkle this time of year, and have some tips to help your cards have some extra sparkle and shine using Poppy dies.

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First get all your elements cut and ready. I used some frosty blues, whites and silver shimmer cardstock for my card. 

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With Crystal Ornaments die, I embossed and re-embossed my die cut several times with Stampendous Winter Wonderland.

Tip: Emboss once, and while still hot, press image into your powder, heat setting it again. I did this 4 times.

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Poppy has a series of different sized ovals called Pointed Oval Frames, that actually give you a trio of options with your cut.

I used  the 2nd smallest  to create a window for my holiday shaker.

Tip: When cutting 2 layers, place die over the 2 cardstocks, taped together, to get them perfectly aligned. Even if they don't cut all the through the bottom layer, the image is indented for perfect placement on your 2nd run through.

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I'm so excited to see sequin mixes in the Birchpress Design shop. This set is called Festival of Lights. Just look at all the shapes, colors and sizes you get in one package.

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Hope I gave you some inspiration for your holiday cards. 

Enjoy your weekend, and happy crafting!

 

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10/21/2017

Sat 21

Halloween Costume Cats
by Nancy Penir

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Happy Saturday, everyone! It's getting close to Halloween, and I just finished a new card going to a friend's children.

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I said it before, I LOVE the Halloween Costume Cats stamps and dies! They just tickle with their sweet little grins.

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All my kitty die cuts were copic colored. Border cut from glitter paper & Oak Leaf Oval Collage cut and colored too.

Shaker elements: Buttons Galore and More Spooky Fun.

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What little one doesn't love an interactive shaker?

Hope you enjoyed today's Poppy Post, and got some ideas for Halloween cards.

Have a great weekend!

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10/11/2017

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder: Masquerade
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, Poppy Friends! Nancy here, reminding you there's a challenge going on and we'd love to see what you do.

Here's some inspiration for our theme this month, 'Masquerade'.

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I just can't get enough of these adorable cats, in their Halloween costumes. 

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Everything for my card was stamped first and then die cut. The dies make it easy to align the images perfectly. A little washi tape holds the image in place while you run it through the die cut machine.

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Here's where the masquerade magic happens. I die cut the Creepy Forest Collage out of vellum card stock and lightly sprayed the back with repositionable spray mount. Securing the die cut on black cardstock, I then sponge inked the window cut with my white ink.

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I went especially heavy around the middle branch, creating a foggy moon.

Then I stamped the bats in black. The sentiment, also from Halloween Costume Cats, was white embossed.When I was happy with my placement of the costumed cats and pumpkins, they were glued down.

I hope you'll give the challenge a try. There's always gc for the winner, and we all love seeing your posts!

Happy crafting, and Happy Halloween!

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10/06/2017

Fri 06

Trick or Treat
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppystamps fans. Nancy here with a Halloween card using the new Witch Collage die.

Here's a look at the dies I used

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Just 2, the Witch Collage and Petit Four Stitched Borders. And here's the card.

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I die the image 3 times, leaving room at the bottom for my embossed sentiment from Halloween Costume Cats.

There's a bit of decoration in the upper left hand corner done with an old embossing folder, The top black die cut piece is 

lifted off the bright green with foam, casting a perfectly fun spooky feel. The border adds a little glam with it's orange glitter,

and the piece is finished with sequins.

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Have you finished all your Halloween cards? With 11 grandchildren, all the holidays keep me busy!

Hope you enjoyed the post today. Happy Crafting!

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