92 posts categorized "Summer"

06/21/2018

Thu 21

Poppystamps Summer Release Blog Blitz
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so thrilled you could join us today to help us celebrate our brand new Summer 2018 Poppystamps Release! From June 19-29, our design team will be showcasing 16 brand new dies that you are going to love!

You are going to love THIS too! You could win a prize on every single blog blitz post just by leaving a comment! To enter to win, leave a comment on every post that features a die that you want to win! One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. You have until midnight US EST July 4 to leave a comment on each post. Winners will be announced on this blog July 6!

 

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Today, I am showcasing this beautiful die, Perched Bird Collage! I made him in bright, tropical colors, perfect for upcoming tropical vacations and warm summer weather! He seems to sit perfectly on the Delicate Branch Collage too. With a little bit of craft tweezer inlay paper piecing, you can bring this bird to life!

 

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This Perched Bird Collage could be yours, and all you have to do is leave a comment to win! Thank you so much for joining us today, and be sure to leave a comment!

Good Luck!

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06/20/2018

Wed 20

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Jennifer Svare


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Hello!  Are you playing along with the challenge this month?  One random winner will be chosen from all entries, and entering is easy!  The theme is Masculine, and more details can be found here!  

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For my card, I chose three shades of blue for the base colors.  I made small strips of the medium and light, and glued them to lightweight cardstock.  Next, I die cut the large sailboat from the Marina Sailboats set, and that created a perfectly striped sailboat.  

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I die cut the Scribble Circle Collage out of the dark blue background, and used distress oxides to create a sunset (or sunrise) onto a white background that is glued behind it.   

 

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This is going to be my brother's birthday card, so I used the Scribble Happy Birthday for the greeting inside.  

Super simple card, and really fast to make!  I could see this same overall design being used with the flamingo, or any other die used as a silhouette.  So many colors and designs could be used...   Be sure to check out the video below for more details on how this card was created.

 

I can't wait to see all the challenge cards this month - lots of great ideas out there, and we would love to see yours next!

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06/06/2018

Wed 06

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so happy you have joined us here on the Poppystamps blog today! We have a great challenge going on this month, For the Boys! Are you playing along?

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This month, the theme is For the Boys! Show us your favorite masculine themed card and you might win some amazing Poppystamps blog candy! You have TWO chances to win a $20 gift card to use in the Poppystamps store! What are you waiting for?

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I created this colorful card for an adventurous boy in my life! It's an interactive slider card, made with the Straight Slider Grooves from Memory Box! The Tall Ship slides across the Seven Seas, accompanied by a school of colorful Bubble Fish! The ship moves back and forth across the card, and even turns bobs up and down in the waves! The adventurous little little man will love playing with this fun card!

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Now it's your turn! Join us every Wednesday, all month long, for more great inspiration and ideas For the Boys!

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05/28/2018

Mon 28

Bee Themed Window Card
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  Today I'll share how I made this window card using the adorable bee stamp from the Little Kindness set, which paired perfectly with the Hexagon border layers.  Many different sentiments could have been used for this card, but I chose to leave the inside blank with just the bee.

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The Studio Hexagon layers were used to make the window and frame, and the Little Hexagon Border layers were used to create the border.  I used distress inks to make a pink, yellow, and orange gradient underneath the hexagon layers. 

A little shimmer was added with a shimmer pen to cover the hexagons, frame, and bee. 

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Check out the video below for more details on how this card was made, and I hope you have a great day!

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05/26/2018

Sat 26

A Flutter of Florals
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so thrilled that you could join us here at Poppystamps today! Today I am sharing a bright and cheerful summery card that's full of fun and color! Take a look!

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I love using the Diamond Background for so many projects, especially for spring and summer garden themes. It reminds me of a pretty garden trellis, and it's a beautiful backdrop for these tiny blooms and hummingbirds.

After cutting the Diamond background in a "base" lime green, I adhered it to my card base, then cut additional Diamonds in multiple colors. Originally I had planned on a more colorful background, but after seeing how my tiny flowers were shaping up, I decided to make all the diamond inserts white, to really make my flowers pop.

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After gluing in all the diamonds, I added the Little Hummingbirds with tiny foam dots, then went to work on the Poinsettia Minis. I cut out all of the petals, curled them inwards with a ball burnisher, glued them all together, added them to my card, and finished them with tiny blue jewel centers.  It's not very hard work. but it is a little time-consuming, and it takes a delicate hand and some craft tweezers. The results are always eye-catching!

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Thank you all so much for joining us today!

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05/24/2018

Thu 24

Florida Flamingo
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

Welcome to Poppystamps! Now that summer is knocking on our doors, it's time to think about vacations! How about Florida? This Fine Flamingo is happy to welcome you to the Sunshine State, or anywhere else warm and sunny! Even if it's cold where you are now, you can shake off the winter blues with vivid colors, fine flamingos, and floral displays in bright colors! 

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I started with a grey background panel, and framed it with a white Pointed Rectangle Frame. I added the Fine Flamingo in a hot pink, and then arranged the Blooming Rose and Rose Stem to look like an opening through a garden grove. I wanted each flower to look slightly different, so I tweaked the die cuts just a little, adding a leaf here, or cutting off a curly vine there. When I was happy with the lay-out, I cut each flower in two shades of yellow, orange, and blue, and glued the pieces in place with craft tweezers. The Stitched Fluttering Butterflies made a bright finishing touch.

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We love sharing our designs with you, and we also love to see what our Poppystamps friends and family like to create too!

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05/10/2018

Thu 10

Seaside
by Jeanne Jachna

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About this time every year I start thinking about heading sea side.  I miss the ocean air and walking in the sand.  As with most of my crafting I'm inspired by what I see, or things that are on my mind.  Mostly my crafting is a sweet escape.  So come along with me today - we're headed down to the harbor!
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I used lots of dies to make this fun scene.  The Stitched Cloud borders make a layered cloudy sky, and the Ric Rac Stitches become waves.  I cut the waves in several shades of blue layering each border one over the other.  
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The Birds In Flight (Seagulls) are looking for a catch and a big fish (Lovely Koi) is ready to jump!
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Sometimes I can't find just the right die so a few pieces are cut by hand.  Can you guess which ones they are?  
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Did you guess the beams of light from the lighthouse?  That's right!  And the second is the cropping of land that the lighthouse is perched upon! 
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Isn't it wonderful the places your imagination will take you? I hope you find some time for a sweet escape today! 
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04/26/2018

Thu 26

Rose Stem with Fluttering Butterflies
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello to you all! Happy almost weekend, can you believe.... May will be here in a few minutes:)

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For my card today I used the: Beautiful Rose Stem and Stitched Fluttering Butterflies dies from Poppystamps.  I cut the rose panel out of firm vellum , glued the the main body to fun foam. After placing all the pieces back in I decided to remove and color softly with Zig Real Brush Pens.

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 Below shows the pieces being placed back in  without glue and non colored. After I colored them I added tiny dots of glue and placed back in the same way.

It was like making a puzzle but already knowing where each peace was  going to go. Very relaxing!

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The butterflies are cut from firm vellum as well then colored the same way with Zig pens.

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I may add a sentiment to the front of this card but liked it as is for now... I can always add later. Thank you for the visit and I hope you give the look and die a try..... very enjoyable crafting.

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04/12/2018

Thu 12

Row Your Boat
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to be sharing this card I created with the brand new Seaside Dock and the Wooden Rowboat! WhenI first saw this adorable combination, I thought about all of the great metaphors a little boat and a dock could create. I really played around with these two images a lot too, in order to get it just right. What messages do YOU see with this tiny boat? Is it off to a new adventure, or sailing in to a safe shore? Is it a reminder to a friend that you are always near, or an encouragement to someone whose journey has just begun, or that our dreams are still just out of reach? Maybe it's just a little boat on a summer's day!

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The Seaside Dock and the Wooden Rowboat were cut with basic cardstock, and then placed inside the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I added two tiny waves from the Gentle Wave Collage and a few sparkling sequins and voila!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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04/05/2018

Thu 05

Seaside Birthday Greetings
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today with this detailed: Seaside Dock and Wooden Rowboat dies from Poppystamps !

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I cut my dies out of colored cardstock then lightly shaded them with soft brushes to highlight the detail even more. The brushes help me keep it light, even and smoother than a sponge.

Each one( boat and dock) is layered twice then adhered with foam tape. The background was made by  shading and  kinda guessing where the water and land would be.

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 The brushes wash out very easily and dry fast. I also used watercolor cardstock for the base of my card.

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 I added a little piece of twine to the dock and boat, for a little more 3d look of the card.

 Thanks so much for the visit and congratulations to all the Blog Blitz winners!

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