133 posts categorized "Tutorial"

05/27/2017

Sat 27

Ballet Diorama
by Olga Direktorenko

Poppystamps came out with the beautiful collection of Faerie dies of all sizes. The moment I saw them I knew exactly what I wanted to create with them. Each faerie die has a pair or wings but it can be used with or without them. I have chosen 3 sizes of images to make a ballet scene diorama. It is fun to make and easy to assemble - check out the video tutorial down below this post!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a magical weekend!

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05/20/2017

Sat 20

Princess Faerie craft die - GIVEAWAY
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi there crafters! The Blog Blitz continues and today I am introducing the fabulous Princess Faerie craft die from the Poppystamps May Release:

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It is a beautiful large image and definitely a must have if there is a little ballerina in your family!

I have used this die to make a shaker tag that can be used as a wall hanging and as a chocolate bar topper:

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Watch the step by step video tutorial for the instructions on how to make it:

 

For a chance to WIN this die simply comment on this post by May 22. Don't forget to comment on other posts of the Blog Blitz - each of them has its own giveaway!

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04/15/2017

Sat 15

Egg Hunt Treat Bag
by Olga Direktorenko

This Easter treat bag is made with tag dies - I have used Tunnel Tags to create the front and the back of a bag (watch the video to learn how to do it!). The little egg hunt scene is made with felt and some intricate Poppystamps dies:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a very happy Easter!

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04/09/2017

Sun 09

Easter Egg Decoration
by Olga Direktorenko

This simple Easter decoration is really easy to make - it has a Styrofoam base and some die cuts attached on top of mix media background. The video tutorial with step by step instructions is included.

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Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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03/30/2017

Thu 30

Tea Bag Dispenser
by Olga Direktorenko

Another project featuring Morning Cup craft die by Poppystamps - I've made a tea bag dispenser and embellished it with a cup outline cut out of foiled card stock:

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REMINDER: Poppystamps is a Super Sponsor of Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and is giving away 3 (three!) $25 gift certificates! Have you already entered to win the prizes? You still have time until the end of this month to enter - just go to THIS POST and follow the instructions!

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03/24/2017

Fri 24

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - GIVEAWAY

Today is the day! We are happy to announce that Poppystamps is sponsoring Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop organized by fabulous Amy Tsuruta!

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We are happy to be giving away not one, not two but THREE $25 gift certificates to the Poppystamps online store!

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE #1 will go to one random commenter on this post - just tell us what your favorite hot beverage is! You have time until March 31 to leave your comments. 

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE #2: for a chance to win it link up your project (it should be Spring + Coffee/Tea themed) to Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. One randomly chosen linkup will get the prize!

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE #3: to win it leave comments on any projects that you like on Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - one random commenter will get the prize!

The winners will be announced on April 3.

 

And this is the project Olga created for Poppystamps and Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Below is the VIDEO instruction on how to make this happy spring paper fan:

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Thank you for stopping by and we are so much looking forward to reading your comments and seeing your projects!

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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03/19/2017

Sun 19

Butterflies in Flight
By Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there , Marybeth here today ! I hope you enjoyed the new products and Mini Blog Blitz!

Today I used the new Stitched Butterfly Trio , Memory box Stitched Hexagon Layers ( love those!) and Into the Words clear stamp set.

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Im sharing a card with a design I made a few years ago, its been a while since I curled any blooms or butterflies.

Very simple as you have seen some of the other Design Team members already do this technique. Simply roll the die cut with any small item , I used a crochet hook.

 

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I used a brush to blend some inks onto a piece of card stock . I think the brush has a softer look and I have more control of the even-ness!

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I used two colors of ink to give e a bit more detail to each die cut. After the butterflies were cut out I brushed along the sides to cover up the white and give a bit more color to each edge.

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 Thank you for stoping by today ! I hope you are having a blessed weekend! 

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03/17/2017

Fri 17

Birthday Centerpiece
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi there crafters, 

It is the last day of Poppystamps Blog Blitz  and today I am introducing the fabulous GARDEN LANTERN craft die from the new Poppystamps Spring Release:

I have used it to create a mini centerpiece (tea light + card) to decorate a Birthday table.

For the chance to WIN this die just comment on this post until 21 March. The winner will be announced on 25 March.

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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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