Sat 11

Snowy Owl Shaker Tag
by Olga Direktorenko

I keep on playing with the new dies from Poppystamps January Release - their versatility is simply amazing! I have layered the oak branches and scribble circles to frame the little owl - watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL for the full explanation of the process:

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Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful weekend!

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Fri 10

love you always
by Mona Pendleton

Hi! It's Mona here today with a heart themed card.

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 My card features a fun tag with a heart shaped shaker. To create this card, I created a tag using a Festival Tag die which I die cut a heart shaped window using the Capri Heart die, filled with sequins and beads then layered with another Festival Tag die cut. The fun background was made using the Heart Pattern Plate die.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thu 09

Thank You for Your Kindness
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, Poppystamps friends!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a collection of thank yous I sent out for my birthday gifts last month.  Kansas seems to have completely forgotten how to produce snow, and winter really isn't much fun without such.  So, I'm willing the warm weather back with these springtime beauties.

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 Let's take a look up close and personal.  Shall we?

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I started this card by die-cutting the Floral Stem Collage craft die from Coastal Cabana cardstock and its flower, in three layers thick, from Ballet Slippers cardstock.  I then anchored the center of the layered bloom with a soft yellow button, laced with white string; and embellished the petals with a sequin butterfly.

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The "thank you for your kindness" sentiment was white-embossed, vertically, along the right edge of the die-cut window, which was backed with clear cardstock.

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I then machine stitched a white-threaded, double, straight-stitch frame around the prepped piece's outside edges, before framing its backside with foam tape to house the shaker elements.  I couldn't decide whether I wanted to do a double or single, machine-stitched frame; and while the stitching does help anchor the clear cardstock to the backside of the window, a single layer is sufficient.  So, a few of the cards have only a single layer of such.

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A piece of white cardstock was then adhered to the kraft, cardstock, card face, before adhering the window in place over a healthy dose of heart, Sparkling Clear, and Seaspray sequins, as well as silver seed beads and those sweet, little, white, cardstock, Bunny Hop die cuts.  I just love how cute these tiny die cuts look in a shaker!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of your week! Jinny Floral Signature copy

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Wed 08

Happy Hearts
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone! Sue here with a heart themed thank you card.

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Do you see all the pretty swirly colours on the background? Well, that was done using alcohol inks on glossy paper. I attached this piece to a white card base.

From white linen card stock I die cut the Happy Hearts Channel and then used the Eyelet Stitches to add a decorative edge along the top and bottom.

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I adhered the white panel onto the inky background and added a thin strip of black card stock along the top, two strips of the alcohol inked piece close to the Eyelet Stitches and a glittery strip to anchor the sentiment.

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To finish off I added the Spectacular Thank You sentiment and a couple of glittered hearts.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a crafty day!

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Tue 07

Simple Sheep
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Are these cool February days making you think of spring, right around the corner? Today, I'm celebrating spring with this super sweet, super simple card using the brand new Poppystamps die, Simple Sheep! Isn't this darling?

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I created a super clean CAS card that's perfect for a sweet little love note to someone special. I used the new Simple Sheep and one of the new Love Balloons, with a string made from the pendant Ornaments. The tiny little bird is the Small Chickadee.

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This tiny love duo is ready for spring!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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Mon 06

Remembering Christmas...
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

I'm "homesick" for Christmas holidays, days and months pass so fast and we have a cold february buuuuut, I miss Christmas time  (I should laugh Ho Ho Ho) jajaja so, I have a beautiful cats in this Christmas Card!!!!! jijiji I can`t wait a year for show you!!!!!!

Maybe some ladies make christmas layouts or mini albums? jajajaja maybe I'm just crazy? jajajaja

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I like non-traditional colors!!!!!

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Those kittens will be my favorites forever!!!!

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Thanks for my Birthday comments in my past post!!!!!!!!

Besitos!!!!!

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Fri 03

Elegant Shaker Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Just can't stop playing with the new Stitched Tunnel Tags!

To make this set of tags I have combined some dies from the new release with some older ones. Butterflies are starring in every project - it's amazing that you can create so many designs just by changing the background slightly and adding one or two new elements to each tag! 

The beginning to end VIDEO TUTORIAL is also here to watch! 

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a fantastic weekend!

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Fri 03

Love You ALWAYS
by Ilona Zbieg

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Welcome Poppystamps fans.

Valentine's Day soon.  Today I want to show you a pastel card.

Delfina layer set dies from Birch Press Design makes simple card charm and elegant.

Blue heart it is Memory Box die. The main motives of the cards are two deer in love. I glued two colors of tiny hearts around them .

The turquoise inscription comes from the latest collection of  Valentine's Day stamps from Poppystamps.

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Wed 01

PSC#29 Hearts Aflutter

 

Challenge Badge copyWelcome 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 "Silent Snowflakes" is Kathy Krug!  What a beautiful scene she created for the challenge!


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

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#29 Hearts Aflutter - Love is in the air!  Whether you're making a card for your Valentine, a wedding or anniversary project, we're looking for projects that include a heart!  You can add hearts with stamps, pattern paper, or maybe a die cut (OUR FAVORITE!!)   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  

 

 You have until  11:55 pm US EST  on Sunday February 26 to link up your designs.  The next challenge will begin, and the  winner will be announced on March 1, 2017.  We can't wait to see your designs! 

 

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Tue 31

Happy Birthday
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today; and I'm so excited to be back, sharing a project, showcasing more of what our January 2017 Release has to offer!  This one made it to my brother-in-law, for his birthday, late last week.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in various shades of green.  I then speckled it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, before using the Happy Birthday Tag craft die to remove its center.  I then went back and filled in a portion of that center with a separate, Basic Black, cardstock, Happy Birthday Tag die cut.  The entire piece was then backed with a sheet of clear cardstock to create the window, which was filled in with a variety of sequins, seed beads, and a number of cardstock, Tiny Feathers die cuts.

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For the back of the window, I used a plain piece of white cardstock so as not to compete with everything else that was already going on.  Black-threaded, straight, machine stitching secures all the layers together.  The entire piece was then popped off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape and dressed up with a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, embellished with a black, gingham bow, as well as a black button, laced with teal twine, tied in a bow.

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Thanks, as always, for humbling us with a visit!  Have a blessed last day of January, and we'll see you next month!  Hugs!

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