Fri 07

Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there, Poppy Friends! How's your holiday stash coming along? No pressure, but it is sneaking up rather quickly!

Let's take a look at a quick and easy card to make with the new Mountain Hills Plate die, that's also a lot of fun!

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Before I cut out my die, I inked it all with Distress Inks.

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In this case I used oxide inks, so they'd react with spritzed water. Kinda like a snowy day.

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Here's a side view to see 3 added layers of frame.

Before attaching my cut die parts, I pulled forward each of the trees, just a bit, and added 'snow' with Nuvo Glimmer.

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Hope this gives you some ideas for your holiday cards or any cards using plate dies. 

Happy Crafting!

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Wed 05

Anything Goes Challenge Reminder
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

We invite you to participate with us in this challenge so easy and funny!!!!! Anything Goes!!!!! Remember the rules and make your project!!!!!

I made a Christmas Card in a Box with new diecuts!!!! Look!!!!

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So festive and unique with Poppy diecuts :) The king of this card is my adorable Snowman jiji

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I love "JOY", it's a great size, perfect for gifts, cards and more!!!!

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I like a lot   this type of cards because is like a packed-full of goodies!

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I cut the moose in golden cardstock!!!! They dance enjoying Christmas!!!! Like me!!!! :)

Did you see this diecut in my card?

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I used the two parts of the diecut!!!! You can see the "negative part" on the base of my card forming triangles!!!

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Really, it's a is a joy make projects with Poppy!!!!!!!

Thanks for your sweet comments!!!

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Mon 03

Clean and Simple Holiday Cards with Non Traditional Color Combos
by Rebecca Keppel

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You don't need a ton of product to create a set of clean and simple holiday cards! I used the smaller stamp sets Merry Everything and Tidings of Joy that each include a coordinating sentiment die, some cardstock and a few colors of ink to create 4 clean and simple holiday cards. 

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Of course I love traditional Christmas colors, but when I am making lots and lots of cards, using the same couple of colors gets a bit boring.

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So, for this card set I tried out some non traditional holiday color combinations. I love the look!

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Plus, I love how easy it is to mass produce these clean and simple cards! A set of these would make a great hostess gift for a dinner party in November!

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Check out this video, to see how I pulled these cards together, quickly and easily!

Do like thinking outside the box for color combinations during the holidays or are you a traditionalist?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sat 01

PSC#48 Anything Goes!

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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 Make A Splash! is wendyp  

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

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#48 Anything Goes!  Yep you read that  right!  Just have fun because Anything Goes!  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 September 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on October 1.   

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

 

Fri 31

Cozy Halloween Frame
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello and welcome back!

The time has come for the first Halloween project this year. I love the idea of cute and cozy Halloween rather than super spooky one (some things do scare me a lot!). So this is what I came up with - dark and mysterious but very warm, cozy and sweet.

To create this mini wall hanging I have used some Poppystamps dies along with some mixed media products like cork sheets and crackle glaze. Watch the video tutorial below for step by step instructions!

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I hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful weekend!

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Thu 30

Stacked Die Cut Holiday Shaker Card
by Rebecca Keppel

There are so many ways to make shaker cards. The entire card front can be a shaker window or you can create a shaker element on your card. I chose to do the latter for this ornament shaker.

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You can use foam to create the dimension of the shaker, but if you don't have any foam, you can absolutely stack up cardstock die cuts to create the shaker element instead.

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A shaker element is perfect for holiday cards and this one is clean and simple enough to be recreated a bunch of times to have a stack of very special holiday cards ready to go!

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Check out this video to see how I use stacked die cuts to create this shaker:

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Tue 28

JOY CARD!
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS!!!!

How are you!!! We follow showing for you Christmas projects with the new Poppy release!!!!

Today, look this card with a cute scene!!!!

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I think it's a clean and simple card.... Fun elements and with Poppy (stamps and diecuts) we don't need more!!!!!

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For make this poinsettia, I cut first in glitter foam!!!!!  It's my base, after, I cut medium poinsettia, and I add glitter too and I use my favorite die (All Star Collage craft die) for  the star!!!!!! Easy, really???? :)

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I love your messages! Thanks amigas!!!!!

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Mon 27

Simple Festive Card
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Need a Festive Card in a hurry, cannot get much simpler than this make..White card and Gold Mirri card.

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How  achieved depth to the holly Vine Sidekick frame. 

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I have cut two die cuts in gold Mirri, on the reverse of one I used foam pads and then adhered both together.

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The frame was adhered to white card piece 5.1/4" x 4"... I also have cut in mirri and white the "Simple Holly Vine Frame" perfect fit for the blank on the frame. I used the white one to create a shadow, this also has been layered with 3d foam tape.

I created a mat with white and gold mirri card, my main card size 7"x 5.1/2".

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Finished card..Joy with Joy Outline ..Ribbon bow..pearls!  Simple and Quick!!

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Sorry about reflection in the mirri card.

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Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a go at this quick card..Pam x..

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Sat 25

Believe
by Jeanne Jachna

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I know you love to craft or you wouldn't be here reading this blog.  Sometimes you might not feel so inspired to create.  To get my crafty mojo in gear I usually look on line for different challenges to play.    You can find so many different card challenges to play - sketch challenges where the layout is already decided for you, color challenges, challenges by theme,  challenges inspired by photos, and how about his one from The Library Challenge?  

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

No you don't have to read the book.  You're asked to create based on the slip cover, the story or even the title.  Here's what I made...

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I was smitten with the clean graphic design of the cover.  It's the same reason I love die cuts.. the crisp clean lines and the contrast you can achieve using them.
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I cut the Peaceful Dove die from orange card stock  and then a second time from charcoal card stock.  I trimmed the orange panel and then layered it over a black card stock panel. 
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I added a white die cut Believe Loose Script Sentiment to mimic the white title on the book.
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The sun was created cutting circles in various shades of yellow and stacking them on top of each other.

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I adhered the sun in a similar position as the book cover.

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So don't let your lack of enthusiasm get the best of you!  Take some time and try some new challenges.  There's lots to find, and before you know it you'll be back to your crafty self! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
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Fri 24

Sending Autumn Hugs
by Nancy Penir

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Hi, it's my turn to bring you a project, using Poppy stamps and dies, and I've chosen a darling new die called, Birch Stitched Frame. It's a power packed die, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2", with so many possibilities.

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I wanted to keep my fall themed card monotone in color, and also full of sparkle. Truthfully, can't wait for cooler weather and soft breezes!

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Once I cut the birch tree frame, I sponge inked it with a couple of Distress Inks onto watercolor cardstock, following a quick watercolor method I learned from Jennifer McGuire. Look closely to see how I applied darker tones to the sides of the trunk and underside of the branch. Then, instead of water I spritzed the whole die cut with Lindy's Starburst: Twinkles Tinsel, for an all over glittered effect.

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The background is stenciled, first with sponge inking, then also sprayed with Lindy's Starburst. It's a quick and easy way to add a layer of shiny sheen to a card.

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Same treatment for MB's Botanical Stem.

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A bit of silver thread, a few silver  sequins, and a vellum sentiment embossed in white and platinum, and my card is done.

Hope I gave you some inspiration to start your fall cards. Is that a breeze I feel? Nope! It's the air conditioning coming on again.

Outside is 104! ~sigh~ Think I'll make another fall card and keep dreaming of season changes...

Happy Crafting!

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