44 posts categorized "Windows"

05/15/2017

Mon 15

Big Halo Hello
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and hope all the moms had a Happy Mother's Day!

It's Blog Blitz time at Poppy Stamps!

And I'm happy to be joining the Poppy Design team with my very first post.

Meet a new word die called, Big Halo Hello.

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Nancy Floral Watermark copy

There's so much you can do with a large word die. 

Dave did a beautiful watercolor background to showcase his card using this die.

Take a look at another way to make your word dies pop.

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The large word die, 'Hello', comes in 2 pieces, wired together, which I snipped apart.

The larger, fatter die, I die cut on an angle, on the front of my card, giving me a window.

After rainbow inking the larger die cut, I replaced it in the window cutout, gluing it in place.

The smaller, skinny hello, I cut several times, all from white card stock, gluing them on the front

of the card, and snipping off the edges. Really gives it a dramatic embossed look, don't you think?

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You  can see what the inside of the card looks like. Still plenty of room for your message.

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Here's a look at another card using this method, in cooler rainbow colors!

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Would you like to win this new Big Halo Hello?

You can win a die featured each day during the blitz, from May 10 - May 21

Just leave a comment on each post and you'll be entered to win.

Winners announced on the 24th. Be sure to check back to see if you've won!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

11/29/2016

Tue 29

Warm Christmas Wishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, boasting a paper door all dressed up for the holidays.  So, let's get right to it.

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I started this card by embossing vertical grooves, into a wide strip of Oatmeal cardstock, to resemble bead-board and topping it with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A strip of vellum, stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment was carefully held in place near the bottom of the prepped piece, as all three paper bits were then anchored, onto a white, cardstock, card face, with brown-threaded, straight, machine stitches and their edges distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.

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The door was Cameo-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, as well as a little, Titanium White acrylic paint; backed with a piece of white cardstock, which had been coated with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks, rubbed through the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil; and adhered, tucked under the vellum, sentiment strip, in the center of the card face.  Our Home for the Holidays Wreath was then die-cut from Garden Green, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, and Ballet Slippers cardstocks, as well as vellum, and stacked one on top of the other, while tucking each limb, leaf, and berry into the other, until it was full and fluffy and perfectly fit to hang on the door.  I also weaved in a few Always Artichoke, cardstock, Pine Twig die cuts.

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It was then topped with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow, and embellished with a lone pearl, backed with a Baker's Twine bow, to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

Jinny Floral Signature copy

07/02/2016

Sat 02

Quiet Birds over Distressed Backgrounds
by JJ Bolton

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Good morning all!  Happy July to everyone and a Happy (early) July 4th to everyone in the U.S.!  Today I have two cards to share with you using one of the new sash dies called Quiet Bird Sash.  These dies are unique in that they are open ended dies.  Because the ends of the die do not cut, you can do some pretty cool techniques like the one I'm showing today.  

For both of my cards today, I made a custom window die cut using the sash die and simple shape dies.  The first step was to cut the sash die into a card panel.  The next step was to take a shape die and slip it behind the sash. [ I did 2 versions of this card, one with an oval window (below) and one with a square window.]  Now when you cut it, the sash will stay in place and only the window will be cut.    

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For inside the window die cuts, I created 2 distressed backgrounds using some Memory Box stencils (Garden Birch Trees and Texture Splatter).  I started by blending 2 types of Distress Ink onto a piece of watercolor paper (don't use cardstock).   Don't be stingy with the ink!  Then I laid the stencil over the panel and gently wiped a baby wipe over the stencil removing the ink.  The ink comes off pretty quickly and you do not have to apply a lot of pressure.  Here's an in-process picture using the Birch stencil and blue and green ink...

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And here's one using the Splatter stencil over yellow and coral ink... 

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The last step is to just apply the window cutout over the background with foam tape.  I really love how the backgrounds turned out and how they look in the cutout windows.  The distressed, muted backgrounds give a lot of texture and color without getting too busy.      

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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05/05/2016

Thu 05

Super Friend
by Sue McRae

Welcome to the blog today! I have a card that features 3 of the new dies Poppystamps released this spring.

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I used the Quiet Bird Sash for my little scene. This new style of die doesn't cut at the ends of the die, the die cut stays connected so a piece of paper can be put behind it but I wanted to use the branch on its own so I just snipped the die cut out with a pair of scissors. 

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The bird that sits on the branch is the exact same size as one of the birds in the Chirping Birds die so I die cut it out of red paper and gave it a friend.

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For my card front I took the Curved Banner Frame, die cut it from white card stock and popped it up with foam tape. I stamped the Thank You by curving it to follow the shape of the frame and continued with the rest of the sentiment on the banner.

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To finish off I added a strip of double sided adhesive to the bottom of the front panel and covered it with white ultra fine glitter.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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03/15/2016

Tue 15

Happy Easter
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone. Today I have a cute Easter window card to share with you.

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I began by stamping my background with the tulip image from the Easter Excitement stamp set in pink and yellow. To cut out the window I used the Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die and for the frame I nested two of the dies together on some glitter paper.

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On the inside of the card is the happy bunny holding its basket of eggs. The basket was cut from wood paper and the eggs and grass are from glitter paper. To complete the scene I added a couple of fluffy clouds die cut from wood grain paper.

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I finished off with the Easter sentiment curved around the frame.

There's lots of great stamps and dies in the Easter Excitement sets and I think they're great all year long, not just for Easter.

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Thanks so much for visiting with me today!

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02/23/2016

Tue 23

Spring View
by Michele K. Henderson

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Spring is arriving soon, and all the wonderful, colorful signs of new life are appearing all around us! I created this pretty springtime card using a few dies from the Poppystamps new release, along with some of my most loved old favorites! You can find all of these fresh, fun dies right here at Poppystamps!

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I love the look of the Grand Gothic Window and the Grand Gothic Iron Work dies! They always remind me of an old-fashioned church window. I added the Stitched Swirl Ste, and the Marcelle Flower, in shades of greens and purples, to give it an Easter holiday feel. The little yellow birds are from the Serendipity Bird Frame.

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Poppystamps dies are perfect for spring cards! We'd love to see your beautiful ideas too! Play along with our current February challenge, Crazy in Love, and you could win a brand new Poppystamps die from our latest release!

Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

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11/07/2015

Sat 07

Ripe Pears

Have you ever searched your attic in hope of finding something interesting or even precious? I did that some time ago and was lucky to find a whole box of small wood frames! A real treasure for a person who likes to craft. 

So let me introduce the first project with a wood frame - more framed projects are coming soon! 

There is also a VIDEO TUTORIAL - please scroll down to watch.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty fall!

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08/17/2015

Mon 17

Coming Home

I just love Poppystamps window dies and there is no way I could pass by the beautiful Grand Townhouse Window. This unique die cuts the window/door in a card that can actually be opened and closed. Here is how I used this feature for my card:

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I did quite a lot of embossing here but the card is still flat enough to be posted in an envelope.

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I am also sharing a beginning to end VIDEO TUTORIAL on how to make this card:

 

Hope you are enjoying the warm summer days and I wish you happy crafting!

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06/30/2015

Tue 30

Adorable kitties

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here.

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Next Friday is one of my closest friend's birthday. She has three cats and I think she prefers cats to people ;) So I used adorable kitties for her birthday card! I bet it will make her super happy!!

To create the card, I used Large Madison Window set, Cozy & Friendly Kitties. It is so easy to make. I die cut them from the colour card stocks and then mounted them on the yellow card base using dimensional foam tape. For the sentiment, I stamped it from Into the Words Stamp set with black pigment ink. Lastly, I added mixed clear sequins for finishing touches.

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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!
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04/08/2015

Wed 08

Kirby Blooms

Hi everyone, Sue here with a floral window card.

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I created a couple of window panels using Memory Box Square Dies and a circle die and I embossed the top window panel with the Tessatina Stencil.

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I die cut a few of the Kirby Blooms and adhered them to the back of a window panel then added foam squares to the back of the flowers and attached it to the card stock so they would be raised and appear to be floating.  I added foam squares to the back of the embossed panel and placed that on top of flower panel.

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I finished off with a sentiment from the Thanks Word Balloon die and a few pearls.

Just to remind you, we have a new monthly challenge called Spring Fever.  All the info can be found here. Also we will be having a blog blitz coming up from April 13 - April 25 for a release of new dies and some other goodies!!! You don't want to miss out!

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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