10 posts categorized "Robin Tharaldson"

11/27/2017

Mon 27

Blog Blitz Gingerbread Tag
by Robin Tharaldson

Gingerbread Tag Full With Water

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

November Ps Full With Water

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.

Step 2A

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.

Step 3A

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.

 

October PS CU 5 Snowflake with watermark

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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10/24/2017

Tue 24

Poppystamps Fall Thank You
by Robin Tharaldson

October PS Full1 with Watermark

I am so ready for Fall! I know it is officially Fall, according to the calendar, but it is in the 90's here and on Monday we will hit the 100's. OK, not Fall in my world, lol. However, with the holidays almost upon us I find I never have enough Thank You cards and this sheet of wood veneer has been calling to me for a while; so I have been making a few Thank You cards to have on hand.

October PS CU1 with Watermark

I used Poppystamps Oak Leaf Oval Collage and Thank You Streamer dies to cut the wood veneer sheet. The dies cut through the wood like butter, seriously! Best part, the wood veneer I used is adhesive backed, woo hoo!

October PS CU2 with Watermark

I you don't have wood veneer I think this card would look great using a brown cardstock! I finished my card with sequins from Poppystamps called Not So Heavy Metal; this pack of sequins and glitter is perfect for a Fall shaker card! The following video shows how easy it is to make this card using wood veneer sheets!

 

I hope this post will inspire you to try using different materials on your projects! 

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

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10/01/2017

Sun 01

PSC#37 Masquerade

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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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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! 

09/25/2017

Mon 25

Poppystamps Happy Haunting Card and Blog Blitz!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Welcome to Poppystamps 2017 Fall Release and Blog Blitz!!!  My card uses Creepy Forest Collage, Bat Ring, Ghost Collage and Happy Halloween Signs dies along with Halloween Costume Cats stamp set!!!

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I cut my ghosts from Vellum to give them a translucent look! 

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I attached the ghosts to the branches of the spooky tree! The Bat Ring die continues the theme of my card to the inside! Love those bats!!

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The ghosts look as if they are running (floating) away from the scary bats!! The following video will show you how I created this card and give you some helpful techniques!

 

If you would like to win the Bat Ring die please leave a comment. Here is more information on the Poppystamps 2017 Fall Blog Blitz!

The blog blitz runs from September 16 through September 29 (last day to leave a comment). Poppystamps will be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  Each designer has chosen a specific die for their Blog Blitz post and you have a chance to win that die!!  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 the comments. You have until midnight US EST September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced, on this blog, on Monday, October 2. So be sure to leave a comment below!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

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09/08/2017

Fri 08

Sliding Into Fall with Poppystamps
by Robin Tharaldson

PS Sept 8 Slider Full

It's almost Fall and I'm still wondering where this year has gone! My Fall slider card features the new Autumn Fairies stamp and die sets and the Slider Grooves die set.

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My Fall leaves are from the Stitched Maple and Oak Trio die sets. I used the large leaves, left over from my Fall wreath project, on the bottom of my card.

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The Autumn Fairie and Acorn appear to fall into the pile of leaves. My sentiment, from the Autumn Fairies stamp set, was heat embossed onto a piece of chocolate cardstock.

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The following video will show you how to assemble this slider card AND just to let you know...this is the first slider card I have made! It was much easier than I thought it would be, so give a slider card a try! 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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08/30/2017

Wed 30

Fall Thank You Card
by Robin Tharaldson

PS Aug 30 Full

Hi everyone! My post for today features two die sets from Poppystamps 2017 Holiday release, Stitched Oak Trio and Stitched Maple Trio! So many ways to use these beautiful Fall leaves AND the detail is amazing! These dies worked perfectly with my Fall wreath design!  To create the bottom of my card I used the Circle Bump Borders from Memory Box Open Studio. You could also use a circle die from the Circle Basics Set to create the same effect.

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On the front of the card I used the Thank You Streamer die.  I cut the die three times and used spray adhesive to layer them together. My wreath is formed on top of a Pointed Circle Frame die to help keep it round!  The sentiment, is from the Little Kindness stamp set.

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I used a warm, gold, metallic watercolor to flick onto my card front and wreath.  To finish the card I added my sentiment die cut, again using spray adhesive, and a natural twine bow!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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08/05/2017

Sat 05

Holiday Blog Blitz - Magical Christmas
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone! This is my first post for Poppystamps and I am thrilled to have been asked to join their talented design team!  AND I get to start with their Holiday 2017 release, how fun is that? The Holiday 2017 Blog Blitz continues through August 17 and is filled with creative ideas! Poppystamps will be giving away a prize, each day of the Blog Blitz, so be sure to leave a comment.  Winners will be announced August 18, good luck!!!

My double fold card features the Open Hillside, Sloping Hillside and Snowscape dies along with the word dies "believe" and "magic". The card base was made using 12" x 12" cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 12" and scored at 4" from each end. 

 I cut the first panel with the Open Hillside die.

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My next panel uses the Sloping Hillside die.

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The center panel snowfall was made using the Snowscape die and dark blue cardstock. I used the Do You Believe stamp set to add my sentiments and the star, from the same set, was heat embossed using silver embossing powder.

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I cut the words believe and magic from glitter cardstock. To add dimension, the words were also cut 2x each from white cardstock, glued and layered together along with the glitter words. To finish my card I added Stampendous Crystal Snow to the trees and hillside.

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I hope this card has given you inspiration for your holiday cards or projects! I better get going on my cards, Christmas will be here before I know what happened!!! Be sure to leave a comment by August 17 for your chance to win the Sloping Hillside die used in today's post!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!

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