Sat 04

Easter Card with Rinea Foil
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy friends! And welcome to the Poppystamps blog, where we are partnering with Rinea - the maker of beautiful metallics and foiled papers. I've created an Easter Card to show you how beautifully they work with Poppystamps dies!

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Many of the foiled papers are double sided, emboss like a dream, and when used with Ghost Ink (another product they sell), showcase embossed images. Read on for all the fun...

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Now because I used a delicate image die, I glued my sheet of pink Rinea foil to a piece of Cardstock before die cutting.

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With a small finger sponge, I tapped on the ghost ink pad, then lightly rubbed on just the image I wanted color removed. You can see on the flowers on the right, wherever the sponge was applied, the color is lifted. So cool, isn't it? 

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I added foam to the back for depth.

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You'll notice my branch is on the right of the card before I added the bunny, which will face the branch.

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I glued several strips of foil to Cardstock and die cut some eggs from each color.

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The basket is also cut from foil paper, which was first die cut, and again worked with the ghost ink.

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Ghost ink was lightly rubbed on the posies on the flower spray, before I added the Fairy sugar centers.

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Foiled papers add glam to your design like no other! Hope you're as sold on these as I am. And hope you enjoyed a look at how easy and fun they are to use. 

Speaking of hope... I do hope you're all doing well, fully stocked in toilet paper and wipes, (wink wink) and especially chocolate!  Strange times, aren't they. Stay healthy friends!

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Fri 03

Spring Blog Blitz Winners Announced!

Thanks so much for joining us for our latest product release!  We appreciate your positive feedback and wonderful comments!  They mean the world to us!

A big congratulations to all the winners! 

Date Post Prize Winner
3/20/2020 Jeanne's Post 2334 Butterfly Symphony Lucy E. 
3/21/2020 Marybeth's Post 2316 Raining Frame Karen Hasheck
3/22/2020 Nadine's Post 2359 Oval Fold Frame Lynn Gauthier
3/23/2020 Michele's Post 2320 Adriana Wreath Janet
3/24/2020 Dana's Post 2325 Colwell Label Set Yolanda Hill
3/26/2020 Nancy's Post 2353 Adriana Tall Curve Border Martha Aschenbrenner
3/27/2020 Candice's Post 2339 Grand Watering Can Cheryl Stauffer
3/28/2020 Pam's Post 2327 Adriana Oval Frame Sandra W
3/29/2020 Tina's Post 2366 Adriana Pop Up Easel Elizabeth Firkus
3/30/2020 Sue's Post 2324 Berry Square Frame Heidi H
3/31/2020 Patty's Post 2338 Floral Cluster Helen

Winners have been contacted via the email connected to their comment.  Please check your inbox for prize redemption instructions! 

Fri 03

Elegant Tri Fold Card with Rinea Foil
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I know we're all going through this tough time together.   I'm trying to make the most of it - enjoying a sweet escape while I craft.  I hope you are all safe and healthy and trying to find the rainbow too.  Unemployment and shelter in place are forcing us to stay home, but I'm grateful that we are together.    Better days are coming! 

Rinea copyThis month Poppystamps is teaming up with Rinea to show you how great our products work together.  Rinea makes beautiful foil for all your craft projects.  The foil is really unique because the foil is on BOTH sides of the card stock base.  This means that you'll find a different color or textured pattern on either side of the foil sheet.  Additionally this gives it the ability to hold it's shape making it perfect for dimensional flowers.

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I'm usually a CAS gal, but today I'm channeling my inner Pam Simpson - aiming for elegance the way only Pam can! 
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My card starts with the new Oval Fold Frame.  I cut two from light pink card stock, folded them and adhered them to an A2 panel in the same color card stock.  If you fold across the oval both the inside and outside of the fold have a clean smooth finish.  The 1/4" flap on the border is adhered to your card base panel. 
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I stamped a sentiment from Friendship and Kindness on an oval that was cut from the Oval Fold Frame. 
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I embellished the side panels with the Tall Curve Background cut from a slightly darker shade of pink, and the Picket Tall Curve Border cut from Rinea Gold Foil.
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Before I adhered the left side panel I attached the cut oval insert to the die cut with washi.  When I folded the flap it covered some of the tape I used to adhere the oval to the frame.  To give a clean look I cut a second oval to cover the tape on the oval that was exposed.
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I cut some Delicate Poinsettias from the foil  - I think they make beautiful flowers all year round.  I wanted to demonstrate how the foil holds it's shape.  I used a McGill Paper Blossoms tool to shape the petals.  You can wrap the foil around the tool and create curves, and use the ball stylus to make a "well" in the flower centers.
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I hope you'll give Rinea foil a try! It's really like no other foil I've ever used and really wonderful for 3D projects.
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Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

 

Wed 01

PSC#67 - Puddle Jumping

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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 the Poppystamps Challenge #66 Floral Fantasy is Amanda Wilcox!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is  Marcia Harper.

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 online 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 sidebar!

04-20 copyPSC#67 Puddle Jumping - April Showers bring May Flowers!  Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness hasn't danced in the rain.  Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass it's about learning to find the beauty in all things.   There has to be a rainbow somewhere behind the storm clouds!  As most of us are confined to our homes at the moment, it's about reconnecting with loved ones and making the most of our time together.  It's time to dig out the board games and family movie classics, have more family nights and appreciate the good things that  we have. 

This month we're puddle jumping.. pulling out the boots and umbrellas, watching the flowers begin to sprout from the ground and laughing at the ducks making the most of the smallest pool of water.   Want to make a splash?  pull out the watercolors!   Cards, tags, treats, page layouts and home decor are all welcome just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on April 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  May 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

 

Tue 31

Blog Blitz: Thinking about you Layout
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

We have new release and I'm in love!!!!!

I have prepared a beautiful layout with the new materials !!!! Our new Spring Release is beautiful!!!! 

Look!!!!!! What do you think? :)

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I love glitter, for me and my projects is essential!!!!!! I cut my word with orange paper and add some Goldfinch sparkle!!!!!!

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Oh my gosh!!!! I really love my layout jijiji Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad is wonderful!!!!! Look my flowers and butterflies!!!!!

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Remember, with Poppy diecuts and stamps you can create wonderful things!!!!!

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In the next picture, me, happy, with this new pretty release jiji 

I add glitter to all the flower centers!!!!

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And I use washi tape too!!!!!!! Awwww!!!!! 

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The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!) 

I love read you!!!!!! You can win Floral Cluster diecut!!!!

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Mon 30

Blog Blitz Giveaway
by Sue McRae

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Welcome to another day of our spring Blog Blitz! There's been lots of inspirational projects using the fabulous new products from Poppystamps!

Today I have a simple shaker card using the new Berry Square Frame.

I started by creating a panel using alcohol inks in blues and aquas on Yupo paper. I cut a piece from this panel to be the background of my shaker square.

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The Berry Square Frame was cut from white card stock and also cut from my white card front because I'm making an inlaid shaker. The frame will sit in the square die cut.

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I took the Garden Leaves and Berries and die cut the berries a bunch of times from the same white card stock and adhered them to the front panel. Then I assembled the shaker part and attached the panel to a white card base.

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For the sentiment I die cut the Doodle Happy Birthday 4 times from black card stock to give it height so it can pop from the textured background.

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If you would like a chance to win the Berry Square Frame please leave a comment on this post.

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Thank you for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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Sun 29

Spring blog blitz Easel pop up card
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Our spring blog blitz is in full swing and today I'm featuring the amazing Adriana pop up easel set. It's easy to use and very impactful! Although it looks like Easter has been cancelled here in Denmark due to the Corona virus, that won't stop me from sending out Easter cards. IMG_20200324_095953

I die cut all the pieces I needed from purple glitter and patterned paper.
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I folded the base along the creases from the die and added both double sided tape and liquid glue for a stronger hold. Since the patterned paper wouldn't be strong enough to stand I die cut the same piece from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered the patterned paper on top before placing it on top of the base. Watermark1.584986407317E12

The oval, leafy base I die cut from dark purple glitter paper and popped it up for dimension. The Wishful bunny is cut from pastel purple glitter paper and also popped up.
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I used some Fairy sugar for eye and nose, some ribbon for a bow and a tiny felt ball for a plushy tail.
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I die cut the medium sized tag from dark purple glitter paper and the same dotted patterned paper as the base. I stamped a sentiment and fuzzy cut around the edge of the patterned paper and glued it on top of the glitter tag.
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I held up the base at an angle to make sure I possitioned the tag in the correct spot on the inside.
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And here's the finished card. Full of glitter and cuteness. But remember, there's so many ways to use this die set, all together or individually. And here you have a chance to win the Adriana pop up easel die set. So set your creativity free, follow the instructions below, and be safe!

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

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Sat 28

Blog Blitz "Happiest Birthday Card"
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Pam here today. Sharing this elegant card, would make a lovely Wedding card /Anniversary card for a special couple. Not something I needed at the moment, so went along and create a Birthday card! I have used this beautiful Adriana Oval Frame  from Poppystamps   New Spring Collection..It is also the giveaway on my post today.

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I have stuck with two colours for the card ..Cream and Champagne silk finish card . this is a large finished card 8 inches x 6 inches, you do not have to make yours as large, just reduce the number of mat and layers.

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Beautiful Adriana Oval Frame . cut in Champagne silk card.

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Cut the Adriana Oval frame into a cream card 6 3/4 inches x 5 inches. 

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I left this in the card and adhered to Champagne Silk Card, cut to leave a touch larger mat.

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I used 3d  foam to raise and adhere to the cream.

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Card size 7. 3/4 inches x 5. 3/4 inches ribbon to wrap around and adhere on the back.

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Card ready for the finishing touches ..bow ..stamping ect.

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Finished card..

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If you would like a chance to win this Poppystamps Adriana Oval Frame .. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post..

 

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by random numb
er generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Thank you for stopping by and good luck if you enter. Pam x.

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Fri 27

Spring Blog Blitz - Grand Watering Can
by Candice Crawford


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Hello Everyone, 

Candice here showcasing another card sample and a chance to win an amazing die set from our Spring Blog Blitz. Today's giveaway features the new Grand Watering Can die from our Spring release. This die is great for spring themed cards and surely a die set you will want to add to your collection.  

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To get started, you will need to die cut the Grand Watering Can from a piece of patterned paper. I am using a sheet of 6x6 purple plaid paper from the new Memory Box Springtime Bouquet paper pad. Next, die cut one set of leaves and 2 sets of flower petals from the new Floral Clusters die set. I used card stock scraps from my stash in green to create the leaves and yellow and pink card stock for the flowers.

Now adhere the flower petals onto the leaves with some liquid adhesive. Add a dab of  glitter glue to the flower centers for some added sparkle and shine. I used the new Memory Box glitter glue in Berry Mist and Lemon Drop.  

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Next I adhered the flowers and leaves to the top of my watering can with some liquid adhesive. Check out all the detail and dimension from these flowers. Aren't these flowers adorable?

The background for my card was created from a piece of 6x6 striped patterned paper from the Memory Box Springtime Bouquet paper collection using my favorite double stitch rectangle frame die set. After cutting the frame, I then adhered the frame and the coordinating center piece back together on to my A2 size card base using some liquid adhesive. 

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Next I created a yellow and white scalloped layer for my watering can and flowers. To create this layer, I die cut the scallop frame from a piece of yellow card stock using the Double Stitch Scallop Rectangle Frame Die. Then I adhered the frame to a 4.25 x 2.75 piece of white card stock with some liquid adhesive. Next I added the Watering Can to the center of the two-toned scallop frame with some foam adhesive. I then adhere the scallop frame with the watering can to my patterned striped card based with some additional foam adhesive. 

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To finish off the card, I die cut one of the labels from the new Colwell Label set from a piece of white card stock. Next, I stamped the sentiment Best Wishes from the new Greetings Basics stamp set with some Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I adhered the sentiment label to the center of the watering can with some foam adhesive. 

This card is truly adorable and I had so much fun creating it.  If you would like a chance to win the New Grand Watering Can die, simply play along with our Spring Release Blog Blitz. 

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31. To enter to win you will need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3. Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Thanks for joining me today. Until next time...Happy Crafting! 

 

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Thu 26

Blog Blitz Spring Giveaway
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! How are you all doing? Staying well and safe I pray! Nancy here, and bringing some joy your way with our Spring Blog Blitz and giveaway! I'm showcasing a new die called, Adriana Tall Curved Border. Let's take a look...

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This lovely border die is as long as your A2 card, and can be used as an edge, but I'm going to show you something a bit different. I die cut it twice, and turned the pieces toward each other. You'll notice I cut the bottom leaves off the two die cuts. Read on to see why.

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I gave my card the look of an arbor above a fence. Keeping with the spring theme, I kept the colors soft and pastel. And the bottom leaves just reach the bottom of the fence. The sentiment in the center is smoky blue rather than black, adding to the softness.

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The leaves are first wet with my paintbrush before adding color. I love how deeply impressed the leaves are, allowing the color to puddle a bit in the crevices. 

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Detailing my card with a few more sprigs, some twine and some of the new glitter glue, and my cheery spring card is ready to send! 

Now for the fun part... comment to win!

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!) I love hearing what you think of this die!

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