47 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

05/04/2018

Fri 04

Sending Handmade Hugs
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! It's my turn to show you a card made with Poppystamps die, Country Rose Corner.

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Another new die set I used is: Big Hexagon Border Layer and Little Hexagon Border Layer. 2 different dies,

when used together make a big layering impact!

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Is there anything sweeter than pinks and pale blue for Spring?

I took out the pieces of my rose die cut and copic colored the petals. Also copic colored the fern leaves. You'll notice I used 3 rose dies for their fern leaves, to look like they were climbing a lattice.

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I wanted a controlled 'splatter' of dots, so I stamped the dots from Peony Stems and Blossoms.

Hope you enjoyed my Spring card, and are inspired to create one too!

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04/20/2018

Fri 20

Elegant Koi
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings, my Poppy friends! I have a thing for koi. Oh yes, big time! My DH built me a koi pond so that I could watch them. We started with 5, and have been blessed with offspring. We have nearly 30 now! Take a peek...

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They're truly elegant creatures, that inspired my card.

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My Elegant Koi card began with treating the base with Distress Oxide Inks, and sprinkling water and ink for a watery effect.

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I also cut my koi several times from shimmer cardstock.

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I think a beautiful koi makes a dramatic statement on a simple 'hello' card, don't you?

Hope you liked my post today. And hope you have a wonderful day of crafting!

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04/13/2018

Fri 13

Cascade of Posies
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! I'm so glad you joined me today. I have a card made with a new Poppy die called, Pierced Finnegan Circle.

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A friend of mine recently had shoulder surgery, and wanted her to know she's on my heart and mind. Here's a few of

what I used to create this card.

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After running the die through the die cutting machine, I inked a bit of color to hi light the pierced design.

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Blooming Border provided the posies and leaves, which I cut from vellum.

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Lots of sequin flower centers, and a sweet 'feel better', and my card's ready to send!

Hope you got some inspiration today. And hope you have a 'craftilicous' day!

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03/22/2018

Thu 22

Blog Blitz: Hello
by Nancy Penir

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Well Hello, and welcome back to Poppy's Spring Blog Blitz! I'm featuring a new die called, 'Rotary Phone'. Super cute, isn't it?

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Lots of Poppy on this colorful spring card, so let's get right to the 'how's'.

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I love the look of the Double Stitch Frames, and used the smallest square frame for the die cut phones. It's a perfect fit. The largest square frame is also a perfect fit for 4 small frames!

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The little rotary phone is an iconic image for talking!

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The die cut 'hello' was sponge inked. Wasn't quite sure which one to use until the card was done. It's OK, always like having a few handy for other cards!

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Kinda has an Andy Warhol feel, with the bright colored squares, doesn't it? 

Hope you found some inspiration today. Be sure to check back each day of the Blitz for more fun!

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03/18/2018

Sun 18

Blog Blitz: Easter Chicks
by Nancy Penir

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It's Blog Blitz time, and we're featuring some new Poppy stamp and dies for Spring!

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This Easter card uses 3 new die sets and a fun new stampset called, Easter Chicks.

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I used the Blooming Border die to create an emboss on the left side of my A2 sized base card.

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Lots of sweet flowers and leaves cut from Blooming Border, from shimmer cardstock, for a shaker card.

I glued some of the flowers on the outside of my shaker too.

Hope you're inspired to create some Spring cards, and enjoy the Blog Blitz as we give you some more ideas!

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03/03/2018

Sat 03

Easter Bunny Egg
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! I have a trio of Easter cards today. 

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Setting up an assembly line, and doing more than one card is easy breezy, when all your elements are laid out and ready.

Do your die cuts first. For my trio, I used pastel pink, blue and lavender.

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With Memory Box's Floral Mask stencil taped in place, I then hand cut a traced image from Poppy's new Easter Bunny Egg from vellum. To keep it in place, I use a light spray of 3M Spray Mount, and press it down where I want it. It comes off easily when I'm done stenciling. The A2 sized card is then slid under the stencil. I wanted a lime colored bg, so I picked Twisted Citron ink to sponge around the edge of the egg.

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When the stencil and vellum egg are removed, the card is left with a window for my bunny and Easter grass.

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I really love going over the top for holiday cards, so sometimes there's no stopping me! Ribbon bow, a few sequins, and paper flowers, not to mention the Easter grass finish my Happy Easter card!

Oh and that sweet little tag? Pinpoint Main Tag, stamped with Poppy's Sending Love (For You) & a bud from Peony Stems and Blossoms, which I copic colored.

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Oh yes, one more decoration... the Berry Sprig die from Poppy!

Hope this gave you some inspiration for a much anticipated and awaited Spring! Happy crafting!

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02/22/2018

Thu 22

Grateful
by Nancy Penir

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Nearly Spring Greetings, Poppystamp lovers! I'm bringing bright hopes for sunshine today, with a happy colorful card!

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The focal image for my card is a new die called, Garden Bouquet. So sweet and clean, and I kept it that way with just a few bits of color inserted back into the butterflies and flower centers.

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Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frames provided pretty pink framing for my bouquet and sentiment.

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I slipped out the small die cuts to color, and added the color with copics. the larger flowers and butterfly bodies were added with Nuvo drops.

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I just apply the drops to a piece of acetate in the size and color I want. When dry, just lift off and glue onto your card.

I love that through the cold grey of winter, the hope of Spring is around the corner! Are you creating Spring cards? Poppy has some beautiful stamps and dies with Spring themes to choose from!

Thanks for the visit, and happy crafting!

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02/13/2018

Tue 13

Blue Valentine
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and welcome to a post featuring one of the new Poppystamps dies, Blooming Rose.

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Now I'm all about romance around Valentines, and the sweet femininity of this die hit all my girly buttons!

Here's a few tips on how I created this card.

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I cut the rose image several time from different colors, gluing down 2 on my distressed card base.

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Once my two rose diecuts were pieced onto the circle, I added foam squares to the back for a bit of a lift off the card.

I always overdo the foam if the card is being sent in the mail, to make sure nothing gets bent or collapses.

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A closeup of the card's sentiment, which was doubled and a look at the uplifted center circle.

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Hope your Valentines are full of love and maybe just a bit of crafting love too!

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02/07/2018

Wed 07

You Make My Heart Flutter: Challenge Reminder
by Nancy Penir

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I'm excited to be bringing you some inspiration for Poppy's latest challenge, 'MY HEART'.

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For this card I created an embossed background with the Rose Frame, by die cutting with rubber mats.

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It's easy to do, simply follow your die cutting machine's instruction on creating a raised embossed image.

Like the heart border on the card's top?

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Oh yes, Poppy has a die for that! Cut twice (actually 4 times) and stacked on the top.

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Rose Stem and Ribbon Heart were also cut twice, with white and red cardstock, before adding them to my card.

I hope you play along this month. Always fun to see what you create, and there's always a gc waiting for one lucky person!

Have a great crafty week!

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02/01/2018

Thu 01

PSC#41 My Heart!

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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 "Snow Day" is  Linda S.

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

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!

02-18 copyPSC#41 My Heart - February means Valentine's Day!  This month we're looking for projects made with heart!  It seems like when we're making something for someone special the love always shines through!    How about a Valentine, a wedding congratulations or  just a special note for a friend to let them know you're thinking of them?  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 February 26 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on March 1.   

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