168 posts categorized "Spring"

03/03/2017

Fri 03

Embossing background- step by step
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Everyone!

Today I want to show you how to create in a simple and fast way an elegant background.

We need:

  • Memory Box stencils
  • die cutting machine, e.g. Big Shot
  • embossing mat

What we need to do, step by step:

  1. We cut paper the same size as our stencil.
  2. We make layers: mat, paper, stencil.
  3. We put everything  into the machine. We turn everything and pull out and now we have a beautiful background.
  4. We make a project using our new background. Recently I did delicate Easter card.

As you can see, even without embossing folders, we can do embossing background.

 

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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02/21/2017

Tue 21

Serene Rabbit
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

This warm weather has me thinking about all things green and springy! So I created this adorable little bunny card that has a wonderful open and embossed texture and feel. Take a look!

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I used an old favorite, the Kaysen Oval Frame, along with brand new dies from our latest release, Serene Rabbit, Easter Egg Party, and Bellen Corner.  I also added a little "secret technique" with this cheerful card. By adding die cuts, such as embellished corners or curly cues the same color as the background, you can create an "embossed" pattern as simple or as detailed as you'd like. For this card, I just used the Bellen Corner to add a little fancy texture in the corners. It's another great way to get your dies to work for you, cutting, stenciling, and "embossing."

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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02/18/2017

Sat 18

A layout made with Love
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS!!!!

Today I want to change  from card to layout!!!! 

I made this for my little son jiji,  at the end I see the layout with a lot of flowers and maybe it should have been a girl layout jiji but love all, although my son (and his dad) says no flowers jajaja

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I use diecuts and stamps of Poppy and I just love my layout.... I can do many things with this perfect combination!!!!!!

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I sealed some figures and words, I think is a happy scene that is achieved by doing a color combo with the photos and all elements!!!! 

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The sentiments of  Grateful Heart clear stamp set, help me to create beautiful words for my kid :) The plus is my happy kitty,  Who said that  I  could only use it at Christmas? hehehe 

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I love those circles!!!!

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I hope you like!!!!!!

Thanks for your sweet messages!!!!

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02/09/2017

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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02/07/2017

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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01/27/2017

Fri 27

Flickering Butterfly
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi All :)

I know that you are all looking forward for the results of our Blog Blitz. Come back here tomorrow when we will announce winners names.

Today I would like to show  you to my latest inspiration in January.

I made an eco style card. The focal point is a butterfly Flickering Butterfly Collage, which I cut in kraft paper. I painted white paper watercolor in various shades of turquoise color.

This paper is glued between two layers of eco paper. This is the background of my butterfly.

White paper embellished with ornaments - Finial Flourish craft die. 

At the end I added a few sequins and splash sheet of white and turquoise paint.

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Thank you for stopping by, have a good Friday :) 

 

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01/19/2017

Thu 19

Swaying Birch
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

The fun continues here at Poppystamps with our big new release and Blog Blitz! Today I am sharing a card I created with the brand new Swaying Birch! Take a look!

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I created a fun spring scene, with a little love in the air! Last week, I used the brand new Love Balloons to create an urban scene with the bright love balloons floating through the city. For today's inspiration, I continued the floating love idea as if the balloons could be seen floating way off in the distance, in this spring view. It reminds me of a little park just outside the city.

I used the brand new Swaying Birch, which has a beautiful tree shape with tiny notches built right in. It's the perfect year-round tree! I added the Freida Curve, the Stitched Bloom Trio, and a little surprise hopping our way, Bunny Hop! The big pink balloon is from Love balloons, and those teeny, tiny background hearts floating through the air are from Grazing Deer!

All you need to do is leave a comment with some bloggy love on this post for your chance to win the Swaying Birch!

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But that's not all! Come back and visit every day of our Blog Blitz and you might win one or more of the gorgeous new Poppystamps dies, just by commenting on the posts that feature your new favorites!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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01/18/2017

Wed 18

Freida Curve Kindness
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello again! Hope you are enjoying all the new Poppystamps products and wonderful design team cards!

I used the Freida Curve Die along with the Dotted Curve Die and Grateful Hearts stamp.

 

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Not a very pretty picture but I wanted  to give you an idea of how I cut my layers.

The upper part of the paper is not relevant to the cut ( just a scrap piece of paper) You don't have to have both dies but the extra Dotted Curve Die gives you a few more options.

 

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You can leave the dots in place if you want like on my first blog blitz card or have them out like this card,

it's your choice. If you want to keep the dots in ,  just add some tape to the back of your card to keep them in place . 

 

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I added two layers of the cut die, added a some sequins,the panel is raised with fun foam.

So if you would like a chance to win the Freida Curve die, just leave a comment.

Thank you so much for the visit today! God Bless!

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05/22/2016

Sun 22

Card in a Box

Hi

 Today I would like to show you something completely new.

It is a card as you can fold it to a flat but when you unfold card it  becomes a lovely 'cardbox'. Inside the box I stuck two paper 'bars that I could add flowers in two rows. This gives you huge number of design options. 

Templates for the boxes are available online - search for 'card in a box'. 

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

 

Happy Sunday :)

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05/15/2016

Sun 15

Butterfly Trio
by Irena Kowalczyk

Hello everyone!
Irena here with a spring card featuring the Emelia Butterfly Trio die.

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Start with a piece of watercolor paper. For my card I used disstress ink and designer stencil Simple Chevron. 

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Red paper I cut the one hand Stitched Country Borders.
Sylvan Sprig was die cut from white and green card stock.
Emelia Butterfly Trio cut out of red card stock.

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 All the elements I added.
Finally, I add a few dark blink. A simple card to improve humor.
Happy Crafting!

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