Thu 12

Dies Only Halloween Silhouette Images
by Rebecca Keppel


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I wanted to see how some of the new Poppystamps Halloween looked, so I grabbed a piece of black cardstock and cut a bunch out. I realized that they would make a great card as silhouette images over orange cardstock. So, this card is essentially ALL die cutting with no stamping. It comes together very quickly and could easily be mass produced too.

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If you would like to see how I pulled the design together, check out the video below: 

Are you making Halloween cards this year? I would love to hear all about them!

Thanks for stopping by!

:) Rebecca

 

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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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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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Sat 07

Halloween Pillow Boxes
by Olga Direktorenko

My daughter loves drawing with gel pens and I thought that some pens with a cat head caps would be a nice alternative to candies for Halloween. So I thought why not make a matching gift box for them? 

I used black and white pastel paper, a couple of dies by Poppystamps and a white steel chain for jewelry making. Oh yes - and some silver embossing powder too! And here is what I came up with - just scroll down for the video!

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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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Thu 05

Evangeline Floating Square..
by Pam Simpson

Hello Pam hear today, I thought this "Evangeline Floating Square" from Poppystamps, perfect for a shaker card.. Mine does not shake!!!.

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For the shaker part I have used viol material  with these beautiful sequins from Birchpress Designs.. http://birchpressdesign.com/Festival-of-Lights-Premium.html   such pretty colours and lovely mix.. they are perfect colour match for  my no shred glitter card.

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These are the dies I used to create my shaker part. 

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Mesh doubled ..held in place with 3d foam tape, left open at the top, to sandwich sequins, this I then sealed  more tape..

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My none shaker square  filled with pretty sequins and decorated on the outside..4"x 4"

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I have used an embossing folder from my stash, red ribbon with Poppystamps "Merry Christmas Banner" die along the top. Finished card  61/2" x 61/2" 

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Tue 03

Halloween Costumes
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there! Do you know where September went?  I have a non spooky Halloween card for you today!

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I masked off my pumpkin with a sticky notepad then blended the orange inks with a blending sponge, I did the same with the kittens . 

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I blended inks on the leaves as well , rolled a few of the edges and Popped some up with fun foam.

The envelope is from Birch Press Design.

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This came tighter pretty fast so you have plenty of time to order this set and make up a few cards.

God bless you all!

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Tue 03

Happy Fall Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

October greetings!!!!

My card for today is so beautiful and fun!!! I incorporate a sweet bag with autumn leaves and some pretty sequins!!!!

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This card was so fun to make, Little fairies are so cute!!!! I think I'm m obsessed with glitter jiji

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You must visit Online Store, our new releases are so wonderful!!!!

With Autumn Fairies I love create little happy scenes!!!!
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Do you like? I hope I have inspired you to make a lot of these fun and cuties cards!!!!!! 

Thanks for your beautiful comments!!!!!

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Mon 02

Blog Blitz and Hop Winners Announced!


Thanks so much for joining us during our fall release blog blitz!  We hope you loved our fall inspired projects as much as we loved your wonderful comments!  I can't tell you how happy you make us ! We are happy to announce the prize winners from the event! 

Date Post Prize Winner
9/16/2017 Jeanne's Post 1948 Ghost Collage  julye
9/17/2017 Marybeth's Post 1954 Creepy Forest Collage beth
9/18/2017 Jennifer's Post 1949 Oak Leaf Collage carol
9/19/2017 Nancy's Post 1953 Swirl Pumplin Colorado Crafter
9/21/2017 Michele's Post 1956 Witch Collage Carla Hundley
9/22/2017 Pam's Post 1945 Crooked Fence Crafty Math Chick
9/23/2017 Rebecca's Post 1944 Doodle Jack O Lanterns Heidi H
9/24/2017 Olga's Post 1952 Leafy Wreath Collage Maureen Reiss
9/25/2017 Robin's Post 1955 Bat Ring Bonnie Feller Hagen
9/26/2017 Patty's Post 1958 Jack O Lantern Taglet Tami Grant

We had lots of fun sharing projects made with Buttons Galore and More sequins and buttons too!   We randomly chose two winners of a $20 gift certificate from comments along the stops on the blog hop.   Congratulations Evita Rojas and Melissa Sunshinehoneybee! 

All winners have been contacted by email!  SO check your inbox! 

Sun 01

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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  Lots of Dots is  Kimberly Weiner!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Birgit!

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!

10-17 copyPSC#37 Masquerade - Our challenge is a play on words this time..  A "Masquerade" is defined as a false show or pretense.  Halloween is a time when we dress up in costumes and pretend to be the characters we dress up as.  Many times this involves a "Mask" to conceal our identities.   We want you to create a project using a mask.  Masking is very popular in stamping - covering previously stamped areas with a mask and doing more stamping over the masked image.  Masking is also a great way to cover a stamped image and add background color.    Another type of mask is a STENCIL that masks areas allowing you to add ink where you like.  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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Nancy Penir  

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

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