76 posts categorized "Sue McRae"

02/08/2017

Wed 08

Happy Hearts
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone! Sue here with a heart themed thank you card.

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Do you see all the pretty swirly colours on the background? Well, that was done using alcohol inks on glossy paper. I attached this piece to a white card base.

From white linen card stock I die cut the Happy Hearts Channel and then used the Eyelet Stitches to add a decorative edge along the top and bottom.

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I adhered the white panel onto the inky background and added a thin strip of black card stock along the top, two strips of the alcohol inked piece close to the Eyelet Stitches and a glittery strip to anchor the sentiment.

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To finish off I added the Spectacular Thank You sentiment and a couple of glittered hearts.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a crafty day!

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01/26/2017

Thu 26

Grateful Heart
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters! Sue here with a heartfelt thank you card.

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For the background I took a piece of card stock and inked it up with Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Picked Raspberry. I ran that through my die cut machine with the Heart Pattern Plate and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls. This die is one of my faves from the new release. The pretty pattern adds subtle texture for backgrounds.

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I white embossed the row of hearts from the Grateful Heart stamp set onto water colour paper, die cut it and painted the hearts with Twinkling H2O's in gold. Here's a pic showing the lovely metallic shine of the gold.

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I decided I wanted to add a mess of white pearl thread behind the hearts. Boy, was that a chore to do! I couldn't seem to control the mess in a somewhat neat way but went with what I had.

The sentiment is the Thank You Channel and was die cut from water colour card stock that I painted with Twinkling H2O's in pink.

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The card was finished with the addition of a few sequins.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a crafty day!

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01/20/2017

Fri 20

Flickering Butterfly
by Sue McRae

Hello all, Sue here with a post featuring the new Flickering Butterfly Collage die. There are so many possibilities with this die!

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I started off by colouring a piece of glossy card stock with alcohol inks in purples and blues. I die cut a square using the Pinpoint Square Layers, placed the butterfly die in the centre and sent it through my Big Shot. Then I flicked some gold paint on the butterfly panel.

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The alcohol ink piece was adhered behind the butterfly for all the pretty colours to peek through and I adhered this to the card base.

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I die cut the Blooming Dotted Border from purple card stock, stamped the sentiment and added a strip of glitter tape.

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I added a few black pearls to finish off the card.

Today I'm giving away the Flickering Butterfly Collage die.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win and come back every day during the Blog Blitz to see more new projects and products!

Happy crafting!

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01/12/2017

Thu 12

Inlay Heart
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone, Sue here with a blog blitz post featuring Valentine's Day goodies and products from the new 2017 release.

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Today I'm using the Inlay Heart die as the focal image of my card. I took water colour paints in yellow, orange, pink and red and covered a sheet of water colour paper with no particular plan. Just some fun messy painting. Then I die cut the heart from this piece and and inlaid it into the yellow card stock.

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I took one of the dies from the Delicate Stitches set and placed it below the heart, leaving enough room to add my sentiment later. I ran it through my Big Shot and it left a pretty pattern in the card stock. I also decided to embellish the two top corners using this die. The Delicate Stitches set contains three dies which don't cut through the paper, they cut the pattern into the paper. Great for adding pretty details anywhere on your project.

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My last step was to die cut the Scribble Thank You from the yellow card stock and then die cut it from black card stock and inlay it.

I am giving away the Inlay Heart die to one lucky person who leaves a comment.

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Remember to comment on every blog post from January 9 - 23 for your chance to win the featured die. Some days there will be two posts so make sure to check back often.

Wishing you a crafty day!

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01/01/2017

Sun 01

PSC#28 Silent Snowflakes

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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 "Oh Christmas Tree" is Nowalinka : Kocia zawieszka

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Lilian/The Leaf Studio.

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#28 Silent Snowflakes - We think you should stop and appreciate the beauty of each season.   Don't let the snow get you down - celebrate it!    There's a calm about standing silent in the snow watching the flakes descend.  It's magical how the sun or moon shining on the frozen water make it sparkle!    We're looking for designs that feature snowflakes!  We think they look beautiful stamped, embossed, and dusted with glitter but our very favorites are the intricate designs made with dies!  Whatever you choose make sure you include at least ONE Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  

You have until January 29 at 11:55 pm US EST to link up your designs here!  A new challenge will begin on February 1, 2017!    We can't wait to see your designs!

 

12/15/2016

Thu 15

Ombre Bows
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here! I'm happy you popped by today during this busy time of the year so I'll keep this short and sweet!

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The Bow and String die was calling my name so I die cut them out of glitter card stock in shades of pinks and purples for an ombre effect and I die cut the Old Fashioned Merry Christmas from black glitter card stock.

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I wanted to give the background a bit of texture so I used the Memory Box Winter Snowflakes stencil to emboss my card stock. Don't forget to use your stencils this way, you'll get a lot more use out of them.

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I adhered all my die cuts to the card base and filled the backside of the bows with silver glitter card stock and felt it need one more thing so I took the Fluffy Bow and die cut if from silver glitter card stock but used on the square centre pieces from this bow to add to the centres of the Bow & String die cuts and now I felt the card was complete.

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As this is my last post before Christmas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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12/07/2016

Wed 07

Bauble Tree
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a really quick, clean and simple Christmas card.

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I used the Bauble Tree die to make a fun and modern shaker card.

I started by die cutting the Bauble Tree Background from white card stock, then cutting the Bauble Tree from black card stock. The black piece will be paper pieced into the triangle cut out.

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For some added colour  I took a piece of paper and swirled some green and blue paints on it and used that for the background of the tree. I added a bunch of stars and hexagon shaped sequins for the shaker elements and adhered everything together.

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I used a sentiment from the Christmas Greetings set and stamped it on all sides of the tree and finished off with a yellow glittered star.

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There are a lot of possibilities with this Bauble Ornament die, I think it's a great one to have in your stash!

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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11/24/2016

Thu 24

Snowy Christmas In the Woods
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here with another Christmas card. Can you believe Christmas is just one month away! Wow, the time is flying by.

Today I'm showing a white shaker card that has a pop of colour.

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I started off by die cutting the House in the Woods from wood grain card stock for a bit of texture. I turned this into my shaker element by popping it up on foam strips and backing it with blue glitter card stock. I kept the shaker bits simple by adding white and iridescent stars, beads and sequins. Just a few of each.

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Next, the sentiment was stamped on the card base so I could work the snowflakes around it. I die cut a bunch of Ava Snowflakes from the same white card stock as the card base so the snowflakes would blend into the background.

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This is an easy and fairly quick card to make. The part that takes the longest is adhering all those snowflakes!

I'd like to wish all our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

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11/10/2016

Thu 10

Wirework Ornament
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters! Sue here with a clean and simple holiday card.

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To start off my design I die cut two Pine Twigs from white card stock. I covered one twig with Versamark, sprinkled on green metallic embossing powder and heat set. I did the same for the second twig but used brass embossing powder and I over heated the embossing powder until it got all bubbly. This added a rough look to the twig instead of a smooth look like on the green one.

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I die cut the Wirework Ornament and Retro Ornament from glitter card stock and also used the hanging part of the String Ornament die to attach the ornament to the twig.

I felt the background was a little plain so before assembling my card I randomly scored lines on the card stock from the back side so that the raised lines would be on the front of the card. I just made sure to leave myself enough space to stamp the sentiment.

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This is a quick project to pull together and would be great for mass producing. Just changing the colour of the ornament would give you a totally different look.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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10/28/2016

Fri 28

Crystal Snowflake Corner
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here today with a Christmas card...or two.

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I couldn't wait to get inky with the Crystal Snowflake Corner Frame. It's such a pretty die to use to frame a card and there's lots of room to add die cuts or sentiments inside the frame.

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After I die cut the frame from white card stock I added Versamark ink all over the die cut, sprinkled it with embossing powder and heat set. I found this pretty light blue embossing powder that has different sizes of clear particles in it that adds such amazing sparkle. I really wish you could see it in person, it's perfect for frosty winter cards.

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For the background I took white card stock and sponged on Distress Inks for a night sky. I sprayed the piece with Perfect Pearls, flicked on white opalescent paint and white Distress Paint to add snow to the sky and adhered that behind the frame.

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I die cut the We Wish You A Merry Christmas die from red foil card stock, adhered it to the background and the card is done. Lots of sparkle and shine going on.

I thought that the red foil might be a little too dark on the inked background so I made a second card identical to the first except I die cut the We Wish You A Merry Christmas from white satin pearl card stock.

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The white does pop a lot more but I couldn't pick a favourite so I'm showing you both and you can let me know in the comments which card you prefer.

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

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