117 posts categorized "Stamps"

09/14/2017

Thu 14

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! I have a card today showcasing a new stamp and die set from Poppystamps called, Sending Scribbles.

It's wonderful to have the option to use matching dies when creating a card!

Here's a look at what I used:

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I made my card a shaker using the Curved Banner Frame die, stamping inside and on the banner.

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All those cute little shaker elements are from an online shop called Buttons Galore, (more about them later this month!),

and come already mixed. This vial of sequins and beads is a Candy Cane mix. I sprinkled a few on the outside of the shaker too.

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The banner's been cut 3 times to pop up a bit, and the bottom flowers also popped up with foam.

All my images were colored with Ranger's Distress Oxide Inks.

Hope this inspires you to get creative with some of your stamps and dies! Have a fabulous day!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 


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09/05/2017

Tue 05

Under the Sea Slider
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so glad you could join us this week for our amazing Slider Week from September 2-12! Today, I am showing you a card I created with the Straight Slider Grooves! Take a look!

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The Straight Slider Grooves are so easy to work with, and give you so many options too!  The set contains three separate, straight grooves in three different lengths. I used the smallest groove to create the three channels for my cheerful jellyfish. Up and down they go, happily bobbing in the sea!

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Creating the jellyfish was the easiest part! I used the I'm a Narwhal Stamp set to stamp the jellyfish on cardstock, then I colored them with copic markers. After I cut them out with the I'm a Narwhal die set, I added a tiny circle on the back, then adhered the jellyfish to another tiny circle on the other side of the slider groove. Not only do the jellyfish move up and down, but they spin in a circle too! The background panel was created with Distress Oxide Inks and water droplets.

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This will make a fun card for my sister, who lives in Florida, where you can find jellyfish of all sizes! Do you know someone who loves the sea? They would love a fun jellyfish slider created by you!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Check back all week long to find tons of great inspiration and ideas for our super exciting Slider Week from September 2 -12! Be sure to leave a comment and you might be randomly selected to win your choice of a Poppystamps Clear Stamp set and coordinating die set, and a Memory Box Slider Grooves Die!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 


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09/04/2017

Mon 04

Wintertime Fairies Slider Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Nancy here, and I have an interactive card to show you today. It's Slider Week at Poppy, and Memory Box has released a new die set to help you create a slider.

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The set offers 4 sizes and shapes, and is used with your stamps. Let me show you.

If you've never done a slider card, You Tube has several videos and how-to's. My slider is made with 2 pieces of foam fit together within the cutout, and attached to my fairy. A pulltab with ribbon slides the image through the slide.

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The stamp set I used is from the darling new Wintertime Fairies, (coming soon!) and has a coordinating set of matching dies.

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The sweet holiday fairies set has 3 fairies in different poses. I stamped, cut and colored my fairies and images first, 

and created my background card base from Distress Oxide Inks. On the bottom of the card I created a stencil by tearing a piece of paper in the shape of a hill before spritzing it with white spray. 

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The scene has the flying fairy starting at one end of the card, and flying to the other end, lighting the Christmas lights banner.

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I hope you enjoyed my slider post today. Remember to check back to see how each designer  used this useful and fun die set!

And don't forget to leave a comment to win a stamp set of your choice. Good luck!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 


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08/28/2017

Mon 28

Sending Good Things Your Way
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  Sometimes Mondays are a little hard so I'm sending good things your way with a pretty floral card made with the Sending Scribbles Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies.
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I created a simple background by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink on a white card panel.  Next I splattered it with water, and then I splattered it again with some watered down Mustard Seed ink.   For the finishing touch a splatter of white ink.  I kept the bottom of the card free of ink - the perfect place for my sentiment.
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I normally cut and color several stamped images when I get a new set to make it easier when I create.  All I need to do is select the images I want and arrange them in different ways.  I usually use a scrap piece of heavy plastic or acetate to pick up the whole arrangement to experiment with different backgrounds.  This allows me to move the entire arrangement instead of one image at a time.

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Because I cut several leaves and flowers I can tuck them in here and there to decide how many looks best in my arrangement.  I love that I can create lots of different cards and looks by using just one stamp set and matching dies.  
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I purposely didn't do alot of color blending with the Copic markers.  The scribbled design of the flowers give a more casual feel, and the loose coloring adds to freehand look of the images.
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These flowers are fresh and fun!  I know you'll reach for this set over and over again! 
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08/25/2017

Fri 25

Beyond Borders Large River Faerie
by Nancy Penir

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End of Summer Greetings, and happy to bring you some more inspiration for our Poppy Stamps Challenge this month,

Beyond Borders. I wanted to give the Large River Faerie a magical setting to match her joyful pose.

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This card was such fun to make. Some simple steps, and plenty of shimmer!

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I used the stencil from Memory Box called, Modern Blooming Frame, and first sponge inked the card, then spritzed on some Perfect Pearls for shimmer.

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Large River Faerie die comes with the faerie wings, which I cut and glittered twice, once in pale pink card stock, and then again in vellum. My faerie is dancing on a Large Iceland Poppy, both lightly inked and spritzed with my pearl spray.

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Sentiment from: Fairy Greetings, white embossed on a homemade vellum banner.

You have 1 more week to enter the Beyond Borders Challenge, and a chance to win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps shop.

Maybe to buy this gorgeous faerie die set? Good Luck! Can't wait to see what you create!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 


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08/19/2017

Sat 19

Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy fans! I have a bright and happy card for you today, using some of the new stamps and dies just released.

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I've been playing with alcohol inks, learning some of the wonderful things they can do, and created a couple of 'artsy' backgrounds.

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From one of them, I cut 2 jars from the newly released, Jar Collection. Jars are so popular right now, and Poppy's given us 3 sizes in one die set. 

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I cut all 3 of the images from Peony Stems and Blossom from watercolor card stock, and stamped with Hero Arts Wet Cement. It's a favorite I use to give a light line to the image I'm watercoloring. The blooms were colored with Zig Clean Colors.

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My sentiment is from is from Sending Scribbles, stamped with Wet Cement on a homemade banner.

See the doilies around the mouth of the jars? They are dies cuts from one of the new, Petit Four Stitched Borders.

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A closeup of the jars shows how I removed some of the color around the edges with a copic 0. By using the 0 pen, you can also add hi lights and suggest a bottom to the jars. I drew in the stems to the flowers with copic W5.

Hope you enjoyed my card and how it was done, and are inspired to play with some of the fabulous new stamps and dies!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 


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08/17/2017

Thu 17

Sewing in the Snow
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  This card was "sew" much fun to make!  The unique background sprang from mixing the Sew Fond of You clear stamp set and die with the Stitched Alpine Snowflake set. I wanted a cheerful, bright wintery card that matched the sewing theme. How about an embroidery floss background that looks like colorful scribbles in the snow? 

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Laying the strings where they landed on top of double-sided adhesive and then adding Flower Soft snow to fill in the gaps was the perfect solution. The texture is sturdy and has a very unique feel and look to it. It sparkles just like snow. I loved how this turned out, and it was not only easy and fast, but FUN! 

A ric-rac string was cut from the Ric Rac Stitches set, and the largest snowflake from the Stitched Alpine Snowflakes set was placed as the base to a button with a tulle bow. 

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Full video tutorial below!

 

Jennifer Floral Signature copy

 

 


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08/12/2017

Sat 12

Blog Blitz Believe in Miracles
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to more of the new and just released, Poppystamps Dies and Clear Stamps! Today I'm showcasing Pinecone Branch Collage, a  positive/negative die.

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Pinecone Branch Collage gives you the die cut branch, and the negatively cut petals of the pinecones, which allows you to fill in the die cut holes with colored card stock, or allow the color from beneath to peek through. 

Here's how I made this card.

 

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First centered and cut the die from white card stock. Notice I sponge inked a bit to give it a 'glow'.

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Next I sponge inked an A2 sized card front, mostly on the edges, and die cut a window using Poppystamps, Pointed Circle Frames (2nd largest). Love this die! It gives you 3 pieces which allows the use of all or one piece. I used all 3 pieces for this card. Before cutting the circle, I mixed Perfect Pearls and water and spritzed the entire card and let it dry. I also cut the circle 3 more times, so I could pop up the rim on the window.

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From the circle, I cut the word 'believe' from Poppy's Believe Loose Script die.

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The rest of the sentiment was stamped on the front using Poppy's Do You Believe Clear Stamps.

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Here's a photo closeup of the sheen on all the pieces. Also you can see the piecing on the pinecones, and just a bit of distress glitter on the branch and petals.

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The inside of the card features stenciling done with 2 more newly released dies, Double Pinecone Collage, and Wispy Pine Needle Corner, and more of the sentiments from Do You Believe. I hope to finish the insides of my holiday cards as they're completed. Sure helps during the busy holidays to have them done and ready to go!

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Don't forget, it's a Blog Blitz. Leave a comment for a chance to win this beautiful holiday die!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 


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08/10/2017

Thu 10

Holiday Blog Blitz: Holly Twig
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a few new goodies from our latest 2017 Holiday Release.  Please forgive my photography skills, though.  White is super hard for me to photograph, but it's ever so striking in real life.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by rubbing Broken China Distress Ink, through the Winter Scattered Snowflakes designer stencil, onto the center of the white cardstock, card face.  Over the stenciling, I created the scene with die cuts, beginning with an older Ava Snowflake, die-cut from white cardstock.  The rest of the die cuts all came from this latest release.  The Double Pine Cone Collage was die-cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Tip:  Use the negative die cut as a template for gluing each of those little bits into their proper places.  The Wispy Pine Needles were die-cut from Old Olive cardstock.  The Holly Twig, which you have the opportunity to win on the blog today (Woot!  Woot!), was die-cut from Soft Suede and Garden Green cardstocks; and Xmas Red Stickles was used for the berries.  Finally, the Cute Fawn was die-cut from watercolor paper and watercolored.

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I then die-cut the largest jar, from the new Jar Collection craft dies, in the center of a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" white, glitter paper.  A strip of vellum was gold-embossed with the "season's greetings" sentiment, taken from our Christmas Greetings stamp set, and adhered along the vertical, left edge of the backside of the die-cut jar, sandwiched between the glitter paper and a sheet of clear cardstock.  The edges of the glitter paper were then framed with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Tip:  Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, machine-stitching the glitter paper and clear cardstock together also ensures that they stay put for the long haul.

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The prepped, jar panel was then popped up, with foam tape, over everything else; but before it was adhered in place, I added lots of white glitter, to the scene itself, to create a shaker effect.  Tip:  Apply a thin layer of baby powder over all the glued bits, as well as to the backside of the clear cardstock, to prevent the glitter from sticking itself in all the wrong places.  The lid was die-cut from gold cardstock; hand-cut along its bottom edge; adhered to the top of the jar; and embellished with a couple of Garden Green cardstock, Holiday Holly die cuts, as well as a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, studded with a single, white pearl, to complete the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day through next Tuesday, August 14, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the newly-released goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, Holiday Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Thursday, August 17, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, right here on the blog, the following Friday, August 18, 2017.  As I said before, I've got that fabulous Holly Twig craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

That's it, from me, for today, friends.  Actually, that's it, from me, for Poppystamps.  It's my time to move on; but before I do, I have to send out a massive thank you to Jeanne for her friendship and loyalty.  She has unwaveringly believed in me and, without a doubt, been my biggest cheerleader.  I also wanted to thank Dave for giving me the opportunity to work with his gorgeous and intricate dies.  I have been stretched creatively beyond my wildest imagination but, truly, in such a good way.  And finally, thank you to each and every one of YOU, my faithful followers.  I hope this won't be the end for us and that you'll continue to come along with me on my creative journey.  What's in store is sure to surprise you as much as it does me, but I can't wait to see what it may be!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and good luck with ALL the glorious prizes during release week!  Be blessed!

Jinny Floral Signature copy


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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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