16 posts categorized "Robin Tharaldson"

02/09/2018

Fri 09

Lots of Love
by Robin Tharaldson

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Valentine's Day is almost here, I hope you have all your cards ready to send or give! If not here's a fun card to make using products from Poppystamps latest release!

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The Petite Stitched Hearts were placed on to a postage stamp image I created using Open Studios Postage Square Layers and craft foam!

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I created a pretty sentiment strip using a Stitched Heart Borders die,  added a dimensional Sending Script die cut and a stamped Lots of Love!

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Here's a video showing you how to make a simple stamped image from craft foam and almost any die you may have!

 

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Poppystamps Spring Release!!!

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01/24/2018

Wed 24

Snow Day? Challenge
by Robin Tharaldson

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Snow Day?? What is a Snow Day? OK I'm just kidding, but I have never experienced a Snow Day here in Southern California! So I can only imagine you are forced to have some "me" time and hopefully craft all day! 

The challenge theme for January is "Snow Day"!  Here are the challenge details! 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. 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.  And remember, you can't win if you don't enter!!!

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My super cute snow "lady" was made using Memory Box Open Studio Pinpoint Scalloped Circles, but you could easily use any stacked die set! For "her" arms I used the twig die from the Autumn Fairies Die set.

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I enjoyed having a snow day, even though it's in the 80's here when I wrote this post! Have fun and take some time for yourself, with or without a Snow Day!

The winner  of the Snow Day challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! You have until 12 am US EST on January 29 to link up your design here!  The winner will be announce on February  1 and a new challenge will start, good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

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01/23/2018

Tue 23

Happily Ever After
by Robin Tharaldson

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I hope everyone is enjoying the Blog Blitz featuring the Spring Release from Poppystamps! You can see the entire Spring Release here.  Plus, you could win a die from each Blog Blitz post you leave a comment on!! The die you could win, if you leave a comment on this post, is the Woven Circle Ring die!  More information on the Spring Release Blog Blitz at the end of my post. 

My card features the Woven Circle Ring and Delightful Daisy dies, both from the Spring Release!

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I don't do watercolors often, but I was quite pleased how this daisy turned out! The Woven Circle Ring was the perfect backdrop for my watercolor.

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A simple pop of black sets off the whole card!

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The following video will show you just how easy my Delightful Daisy was to color!

 

Here is all the important information about Poppystamps Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from January 8-30, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the Blog Blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on February 3. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!!

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01/18/2018

Thu 18

Blog Blitz Valentine's "LOVE" Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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I hope everyone is enjoying the Blog Blitz featuring the Spring Release from Poppystamps! You can see the entire Spring Release here.  Plus, you could win a die from each Blog Blitz post you leave a comment on!! The die you could win, if you leave a comment on this post, is the Embossed Love die!  More information on the Spring Release Blog Blitz at the end of my post. 

My card today features the Embossed Love die! This is a large die and can be used for more than just Valentine's Day!

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I used the Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frames die set for the pretty border on my card!

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The super cute hearts were cut using the Petite Stitched Hearts die set; I just love the stitching on these die cuts! Here's a tip...leave the hearts attached and each time you cut with them save the hearts you don't use! The following video will show you how to make this card.

 



Here is all the important information about Poppystamps Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from January 8-30, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the Blog Blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on February 3. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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01/01/2018

Mon 01

PSC#40 - Snow Day!

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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 "Anything But A Card" is Juana Create!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Bunny!

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#40 - Snow Day!  Remember when you were a kid just waiting for the big snow so you could have the day off?    You could't wait to get out in the snow and start playing!  Even through the eyes of an adult a fresh blanket of snow can transform how we see the world.    We're looking for projects that capture a range of styles from the magic and majesty, to the fun and excitement of a snow day!  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 January 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on February  1.   

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

 

12/30/2017

Sat 30

Holiday Thank You Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Well, the holidays are a memory; they sure came and went FAST!!! So, before the new year, it's time to get my thank yous out! My mom always, always made me do my thank yous within a week of receiving a gift. Not sure what happened during the course of a few decades but I hear you have a year to get your "thank yous" out!!!

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My "Thank You" card is easy and uses the Thank You Channel die to create your sentiment! This die is no longer available from Poppystamps but several retail stores have them.

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I used the Evangeline Floating Square as my main focus but you can easily change the background color and die to suit any occasion!

 

Here's wishing you a Happy New Year! And be sure to stop by the Poppystamps blog for more inspiration and techniques for the design team!

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11/27/2017

Mon 27

Blog Blitz Gingerbread Tag
by Robin Tharaldson

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Sadly Thanksgiving is a memory and we are on to the Christmas crunch!! I know I'm already behind so making a few cards here and there will hopefully help me out! Poppystamps has a new mini holiday release of 13 dies!  You can see them here in the Poppystamps store under the  2017 Winter Release title.  PLUS Poppystamps is having a Blog Blitz for this release!!  You could win BOTH the Gingerbread Boy and Girl die sets by commenting on my post today!!  More information about the Blog Blitz below!!

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My project for today is a tag card. I used Poppystamps Merry Christmas Tag as my main feature and added Gingerbread Boys and a Gingerbread Girl plus a pine bough with a festive red bow.  The Gingerbread kids have the cutest clothes and the Holiday Hats fit them perfectly!  To add their happy faces I used a white gel pen.Gingerbread Tag CU1 With Water

My video will show you how I created the snowfall background using Memory Box Tiny Dots Stencil and modeling paste! I added a silver dot to the center of the bow after I made the video; I thought it needed a little somethin' somethin' to finish the card!

 

 If you would like to win the Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Girl die sets, here is what you need to do! 

Poppystamps blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every BLOG BLITZ post during this time.  To win you must leave a comment on each post you wish to enter.  To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.  One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz.  A random number generator is used to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post you wish to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on December 5. Please leave a comment...it's the only way to win!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and check back for more inspiration from the Poppystamps Design Team!!

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11/19/2017

Sun 19

Merry Christmas Snowfall
by Robin Tharaldson

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I love making holiday cards; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! But Christmas seems to have crept up on me this year. My card is actually simple and you could make several by using the assembly line method. Just cut all the pieces one day and assemble the next!


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This card uses Poppystamps Merry Christmas Banner, Picket Fence, Birch Tree, Evangeline Snowflakes and Poinsettia Mini die sets!

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To create the look of snow I used a white gel pen! My background was made using a snowfall embossing folder.

 

Thanks for stopping by today and check back often for more inspiration from Poppystamps!

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10/30/2017

Mon 30

Sending Christmas Wishes
by Robin Tharaldson

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This card features a design strip made with the circles stamp from the Studio Blotter stamp set. I used my stamp positioner, red and green ink and and moved my cardstock repeatedly to make my design. Then over top I used VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder. I used gold glitter paper to cut Poppystamps Sending Script die and heat embossed my stamped sentiment, from Poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set.

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Here are directions for making the decorative strip.

Step 1A

I started with my red ink, stamped the image, and moved my paper one inch, up or down, for each impression.

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I moved my starting point up a half inch and stamped my first green impression. From there each impression was one inch up or down.

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I moved my starting point up a quarter inch, stamped my first Versamark impression and used gold embossing powder. From there each impression was one inch up or down. I stamped three impressions with Versamark and then heat embossed; repeated until my strip is covered; then trimmed the strip down into two pieces. I used a Memory Box Notecard, in Cranberry, as my card base and then splattered it with gold paint. Added my sentiment strip and adhered Sending to my card!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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10/25/2017

Wed 25

Poppystamps Masquerade Challenge Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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I hope you are enjoying Poppystamps October Challenge, Masquerade! Using stencils is an easy way to create interesting backgrounds and effects on your projects. And making a mask or stencil from your dies is a great way to expand their use.

 

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I used Memory Box Sprinkle Dots stencil and Dreamweaver Silver Embossing Paste. Love the texture and sparkle from the silver paste! I have also used this stencil for whispy windy backgrounds using a light blue ink.

October PS CU 6 Snowflake with watermark

I used Poppystamps Swirled Joy and Stitched Alpine Snowflakes dies for my card. The Joy was cut three times using red cardstock and glued together for added dimension. The snowflakes were cut once from silver glitter cardstock and then two more times using white cardstock.

 

October PS CU 4 Snowflake with watermark

I hope you are enjoying the Masquerade Challenge and be sure to upload your projects 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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