93 posts categorized "Tags"

05/05/2017

Fri 05

Cherry Blossom Tag
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today! I hope you're having a great day!  The first thing I to do every morning (whether I feel like it or not) is take the dog for a walk.   Sometimes I'm cranky and feeling put out... I mean some days it feels like the dog is in charge!  But after walking  about a block or so  I start looking around and  start taking in the scenery!  Sometimes I see the funniest things.    The other day I saw a squirrel run up a tree (hard to miss with Miss Moriko going after the poor thing).. but he quickly ran back down and was chased by two Robins.  I'm guessing they had a nest in that tree.  Never mess with the momma! 
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This pretty tag is inspired by the beautiful flowering trees in the neighborhood.   They don't have much of a fragrance, but when the wind blows they shower you with little petals!
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I stamped floral branches from the Friends and Flowers clear stamp set with Memento ink and then colored them with copic markers.  I always put a sheet of watercolor paper under my paper I'm coloring to absorb any extra ink that seeps out the back.  It helps prevent bleeding when you're coloring.   I kept a Tunnel Tag die close by to help me determine the placement of the stamped images.
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The Spectacular Thank You die has there layers.  I used only two (the largest and smallest in the set).  I adhered the sentiment with adhesive foam tape between the branches. 
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I couldn't resist adding a pretty eyelet from the Stitched Annaleigh Tag Decorations  - the scallops and stitches make this even more feminine.  
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A second tag cut from soft pink, some twine, and a sprinkle of sequins adds more color and completes this pretty tag.  It's going to dress up a simple gift for a special someone! 

Have a wonderful day! 
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03/23/2017

Thu 23

oh happy day and a tutorial
by Mona Pendleton

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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a mixed media style layout featuring a variety of fabulous products included in the New 2017 Spring Release along with a variety of other Poppystamps products as well as a photo of my sweet daughter Angie. This layout has a textured background that was created using the memory box Texture Chicken Wire stencil and is embellished with beautiful Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio flowers, Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage, a Festival Tag, a Garden Lantern and a Scribble Flower Circle:

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Here's a few step shots I took along the way:

To create the background, I started with a 12" x 12" piece of watercolor paper. I applied a coat of clear gesso, allowed to dry then to create lots of texture, I used texture paste along with the memory box Texture Chicken Wire Stencil:

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Once dry, I applied a thin coat of white gesso:

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After the gesso was dry, I randomly applied various colors of paint:

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While the paints were drying, I created the embellishments. I applied Distress crackle paint to the die cut Garden Lantern. Once dry, I applied Distress Ink:

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To create the flowers, I die cut several Stitched Bloom Trio flowers using watercolor paper then colorized with spray as shown below and paint (not shown):

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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03/09/2017

Thu 09

Preppy Flowers
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our Poppystamps Blog Blitz! From March 6 to March 17, we will be sharing beautiful inspiration and ideas from our brand new mini release! You will have a chance to win one of these gorgeous new dies from every blog post for the next 12 days! To enter to win, just leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH POST. It's that easy breezy! One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz, with one prize person per blog blitz. You have until midnight on Tuesday, March 21 to leave a comment on every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog March 25th! May the luck of the Irish be with you during our big blog hop!

 

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Today, I'm sharing a colorful Easter tag I created with the Preppy Flowers, beautiful, open wildflowers perfect for spring! Right off the die cutting machine, the flowers are all aligned in a pretty row on a little grassy hill. But here's an easy tip to make these flowers work just about anywhere!

 

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The Preppy Flowers can be trimmed into individual flower pieces, then mounted with a tiny bit of glue behind the edge of your oval tag, or even in a straight line behind a horizontal border.

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You can arrange the Preppy Flowers any way you like, then adhere your Fluffy Bunny with half of a foam pop dot.

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You can even add a few flowers to the back of your tag too, giving it a touch of colorful whimsy!

Do you love these Preppy Flowers as much as I do! Simply leave a comment on this post and you might be selected as the lucky winner of this beautiful, steel crafted die!

 

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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02/19/2017

Sun 19

Happy BDay
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good morning everyone, Irena here.
Today my another project with use of foam Foamiran.

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I made flowers following this tutorial, I used die Blooming Poinsettia.
Yes, die Poinsettia, but it I created different flower.

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I cut twice in die tag in white and green cardstock.
But only once I cut inscription Happy BDay.

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I used also die Dream Butterfly, only one half. 

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The birthday tag can replace card.
It can be also as addition to gift.

Have a good week.
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02/16/2017

Thu 16

Be Mine
by Jinny Newlin

Hey, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing my hubby's Valentine.

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I started his card by adding a little interest to the Pool Party, cardstock, card face, which had its bottom corners rounded, by rubbing Pumice Stone and Broken China Distress Inks through lattice and heart stencils respectively.  I then popped a white, cardstock Stitched Tunnel Tag up, just right of vertical center, with foam tape.  The tag itself was topped with a piece of watercolor paper, watercolored in shades of blue and speckled with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  The watercolor piece was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, with a trio of hearts and topped with the die-cut, black, cardstock Playful Deer Collage, which I white-embossed with a "be mine" sentiment.  I have no idea why the black is photographing as though it is speckled with white spots.  I promise they aren't there in real life.  Grrr!  So frustrating!  Maybe I'd better take a closer look at my camera lens.  It's been keeping pretty busy lately.  Anyway, both the stamped hearts and sentiment came from our playful, Be Mine Penguins stamp set.

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The completed tag was then laced with a length of hemp twine and embellished with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and dressed up with a sheer, turquoise, polka dot ribbon, tied in a bow, as well as a turquoise button, laced with a white, string bow.

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Our Powell Butterfly, die-cut from Island Indigo cardstock and dressed up with a coat of Clear Wink of Stella, and a trio of wood veneer hearts complete the look.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

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02/10/2017

Fri 10

love you always
by Mona Pendleton

Hi! It's Mona here today with a heart themed card.

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 My card features a fun tag with a heart shaped shaker. To create this card, I created a tag using a Festival Tag die which I die cut a heart shaped window using the Capri Heart die, filled with sequins and beads then layered with another Festival Tag die cut. The fun background was made using the Heart Pattern Plate die.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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02/03/2017

Fri 03

Elegant Shaker Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Just can't stop playing with the new Stitched Tunnel Tags!

To make this set of tags I have combined some dies from the new release with some older ones. Butterflies are starring in every project - it's amazing that you can create so many designs just by changing the background slightly and adding one or two new elements to each tag! 

The beginning to end VIDEO TUTORIAL is also here to watch! 

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a fantastic weekend!

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01/31/2017

Tue 31

Happy Birthday
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today; and I'm so excited to be back, sharing a project, showcasing more of what our January 2017 Release has to offer!  This one made it to my brother-in-law, for his birthday, late last week.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in various shades of green.  I then speckled it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, before using the Happy Birthday Tag craft die to remove its center.  I then went back and filled in a portion of that center with a separate, Basic Black, cardstock, Happy Birthday Tag die cut.  The entire piece was then backed with a sheet of clear cardstock to create the window, which was filled in with a variety of sequins, seed beads, and a number of cardstock, Tiny Feathers die cuts.

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For the back of the window, I used a plain piece of white cardstock so as not to compete with everything else that was already going on.  Black-threaded, straight, machine stitching secures all the layers together.  The entire piece was then popped off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape and dressed up with a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, embellished with a black, gingham bow, as well as a black button, laced with teal twine, tied in a bow.

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Thanks, as always, for humbling us with a visit!  Have a blessed last day of January, and we'll see you next month!  Hugs!

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01/17/2017

Tue 17

Stitched Tunnel Tags
by Mona Pendleton

Hi there! It's Mona here, with a card to share featuring a variety of new products from the 2017 Poppystamps Collection! I hope you are enjoying all the beautiful and inspiring projects that have been shared and have let comments on each post for a chance to win a prize! 

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To create this card I die cut a tag using a Stitched Tunnel Tags die, stamped a sentiment from the Friends and Flowers stamp set, embellished with a pretty Stitched Bloom Trio accompanied with a die cut Freida Leaf.

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The background was created using the HONEYBEE LAYER A, HONEYBEE LAYER B and HONEYBEE LAYER C dies.

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my project.

You have until midnight US EST January 25 to leave a comment on each and every post that you would like to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 28.

Good Luck!

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01/15/2017

Sun 15

Majestra Heart
by Irena Kowalczyk

Irena here, with a card featuring some new products from the 2017 Poppystamps Collection!
I hope you've enjoyed all the blog posts this week and have left comments on each post for a chance to win a prize!

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To create this card I die cut white cardstock paper and cut out decorative side of the new die Eyelet Stitches.
The main panel I used the beautiful die Majestra Heart. And I cut in two colors.
Then I added a nice sentiment with a new set of stamps.

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Cutting die consists of two elements, but you can also use only one - like here on my the tag in the box with sweets.

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Certainly there are many other ideas for the use of die MAJESTRA HEART, and I hope you like it.

You have until midnight US EST January 25 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.

Hugs!

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