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16 posts from February 2019

Wed 20

With Love
by Donna Peachey

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Have you seen the Poppystamps Challenge for this month?

It's all about 'Love'.  In fact, 'Love Me Do' is the theme.

So whether it's an engagement, a wedding, an anniversary...  or any other 'Love' theme you can think of, we would love to see your design.

Will you be playing along?

I do hope so!  There is still time.

Here's how my 'Love' themed card was made...

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I've started off by using the middle sized Pinpoint Hearts craft die.

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To add the slightest hint of a background I've used a few of the die cuts from the Little Kindness set as stencils.

Be very gentle adding the ink.  (I used a finger dauber).  You want just the smallest amount to add a hint of a design to the background.

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Then I've inked up some stamping card using a gorgeous shade of pink liquid watercolour...  and once dry, cut out both sizes of Whittle Hearts.

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Next comes the stamping (heat embossed).  Isn't this just the cutest little stamp set?

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This Gentle Hearts die is really so versatile.  (It's just been discontinued this week, so if it was on your 'wish list' now's the time to get scouring the shops as some may still have it in stock).  I've simply cut it from a strip of black card and distressed the edges.

Notice that I've cut it ever so slightly wider than the width of the card base?

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You'll need these two flowers (cut twice as shown) from the Tall Sketch Daisies set.  Glue them together to create a little dimension. 

Then, using the same grey card, cut out two sets of the Birdsong Mini Corner (see supplies if you aren't sure what this die looks like).  You'll be cutting these corners in half as you only need the mini branch with two leaves on.

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Assemble the card as shown (you'll need to trim down the flower stems), adding one tiny gem and one black heart...  then spray with silver glitter varnish.

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I know glitter varnish can be hard to see on a photo.  Hope this close up helps!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by today.

Oh, and to save you looking here's a quick reminder...

You have until 12 am US EST on February 26th to link up your design to the challenge blog.

We can't wait to see what you make!

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Tue 19

Happy Valentines Day Card
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hello everyone!

Tanya here.

Do you like mice?
These cute animals settled on my card and I am sure you will fall in love with them too!

I made background with distress ink and invite you to show full video process! 

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Have a great day!

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Mon 18

A Frame for a friend
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends,

Spring is right around the corner, and with it, a brand new release from Poppystamps! You are going to LOVE our brand new set of springtime stamps and dies. Today, I am sharing a little sneak peek of a beautiful stamp set from our brand new release, Butterfly Wings!

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Butterfly Wings is a full set of stamps and sentiments, with an extra large clear stamp of this gorgeous field of butterflies! I used the large stamp in my MISTI, and gave it a good inking with black ink that won't run with copic markers.

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Once my image was inked, I let it dry, trimmed the edges, and then colored all the butterflies with a handful of bright copic markers! It was so relaxing! Once the copics were dry, I then cut out the center square with the Deco Cecil Frame, then adhered the stamped sentiment from Love & Friendship on the back. 

Instead of making a card that opened, I made an "art card" style design that can be reinserted into a small frame, or be written on the back to send a cheerful word to a good friend! A few Stitched Fluttering Butterflies was the finishing touch!

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We are so glad you could join us today! Be sure to check back again and again for more great inspiration and ideas from our newest release. We have a big surprise right around the corner too! See you soon!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Sun 17

Birthday Wishes..
by Pam Simpson

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Hello everyone Pam here today..I love hearts/flowers and pink! for a special friends birthday.

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I started by cutting three colours for my "Deco Shinning Heart" new from Poppystamp Dies,  you do not have to use this pretty die on a small card! 

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Starting to build colours on the "Doubled Stitched Tag Frames" 

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This is finished ready for the card.

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This is a wine coloured mat/layer ..I have gutted the centre out! why wasted card you cannot see? 6.1/4" wine card ...

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See can you tell! 6" pink card

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Plain white complete tag, adhered flat on an angle.

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I did`nt have any ribbon in the colour I wanted..use a permanent marker ..mine is a Pro marker.

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Scribble colour onto white card..for tiny flowers/leaves.

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Completed card 6.1/2" square.. I have used Poppystamps Finial Corner along with these pretty tiny layered flowers, sparkly gems in the centres. See how I used the remaining left over heart ...

Hope you like my card enough to create your own.

Thank you for stopping by and any comment you care to leave.  Pam x

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Sat 16

Easter Greetings!
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm super EGG-cited about the new Spring Release in the store ! You'll find everything you need for Easter and Spring designs!   Check it out here! 
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Lots of super cute images that are lots of fun!   Do you love that striped background?  Let me show you how I made it! 
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I started my card with a Spun Sugar Distress Ink card panel.
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Next I put the Decorated Egg Sidekick Frame over the panel and inked in the window with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
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Finally I painted stripes with a Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Refill.  If you don't have a re-inker just smoosh some on a plastic or glass matt and use a water brush to paint with.  I added some splatter too (water, watered down Worn Lipstick, and white ink).
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I topped the inky panel with the Decorated Egg Sidekick Frame, Decorated Egg Stitched Frame, and Doodle Happy Easter die cuts.  It looks great "as is" but I wanted to add more color.  I have great memories of coloring Easter Eggs.  My brother and sisters would get so mad at me for "hogging" a color.  I would keep  my eggs submerged for longer than they liked so I could get a deep rich color. 
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I added a little Chick and Egg die cut.  I put a bitty piece of orange card stock behind the die cut beak opening  to add color.
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I adhered colorful Folk Decorated Eggs at a slight offset from the Decorated Egg Sidekick Frame so you could see the white pierced eggs peeking out.  I love all that fabulous stitching - it looks so fussy and elegant! 
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You're going to love the new release!  Yes!  We'll be having a blog blitz too!  So you'll have a chance to win some for yourself.  The blitz will start on March 2.

Have a great weekend!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Fri 15

Friendship Day is Any Day!
by Robin Tharaldson

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I love to send my friends cards, for no other reason than to let them know I'm thinking of them! Here are a few friendship dates I thought you might want to mark on your calendars just in case!

In Oberlin, Ohio, Friendship Day is celebrated on April  8th.  National Best Friends Day is a holiday celebrated on June 8th.  The United Nations decided July 30th would be he International Day of Friendship.  Friendship Day, in the United States, is celebrated on the first Sunday in August, August 4th this year! As you can see there are a number of days you could send a friendship card; but why not send a card...just because?  Don't wait for a special day!!!

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I used the Ribbon Heart Sidekick Frame die and fussy cut out the hearts! I just love how the Ribbon Hearts look by themselves! I adhered the hearts onto a grey corrugated strip of cardstock!

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My sentiment is from the Love and Friendship stamp set and includes several heartfelt sentiments for many "friendship" occasions!! I heat embossed the sentiment using VersaMark ink and Brutus Monroe Sterling Embossing Powder.

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My video will show you just how easy this Friendship card was to assemble!!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wed 13

Wedding Anniversary..PSC#53
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Pam here today.. hope you are playing along with this months February Challenge  "Love Me Do"..so think Anniversary..Wedding or how about a Valentine card you created and would like to share.

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Another way to use Poppystamps "Seed Love Collage" said I would share another take on this beautiful die last month.  This one is so easy!.

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Cut in pink card the Seed Love Collage and cream Whittle Heart frame.

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1..Adhere the cream heart as shown around the pretty lace heart..2..cut around using scissors!!! how pretty does this look.

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This is the layout on the card, I decided to go with pink Whittle Heart (Always change my mind lol) and pink letters LVE..

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my card is 7.1/2" x 7.1/2" finished... 6" x 6" top card, touch larger in pink mat, this has ribbon wrapped around to the back, I used a ruler for the placement of my letters and heart. 

Dandelion Stem with Bellina Flora  left corner and Shaker Heart with "Happy Anniversary" gems to finish..

How simple is this card! hope you`ll join our challenge this month and you never know you could be the one to win a prize.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my post Pam xxx.

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Tue 12

Just A Note Cards
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here again with a some Just A Note cards with a fun and easy background technique overlayed with Poppystamps Diamond Background die. I created the background in several different colors. These cards would be great to give as a gift of a set of cards for someone.

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Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps 2

Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps 2

Want to know how I created these cards? Below is my video tutorial showing exactly how.
Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell so you will get updates when I post a new video.

So which color card is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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Mon 11

Mixed Media Heart
by Donna Peachey

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It didn't take me long to realise that I could have some Mixed Media fun with the Wavy Heart craft die. 

Corrugated card is one of my favourite things to use with Mixed Media work, so in today's post I'm combining the two.  And what's more, once you have the basic idea under your belt you can decorate it however you please.

Here's a 'how to' guide...

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Start by drawing around the actual die and cutting it out with scissors.  I've used a piece of scrap card packaging as I like the fact the a small bit of text will show on the finished design.

You may want this to have some degree of durability, so please add and glue together additional layers if you so wish.

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Next, grab your corrugated card stash.  As you can see, mine's in two different colour tones (you'll understand why shortly).

You will want to cut out this die twice.  Once with the pattern running top to bottom and once with it running left to right.

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It's mix and match time!

Take alternate strips off one die cut and swap them out with the pieces from the other.

Then glue into place on your hand cut die shape.  It's up to you whether you use one heart for the front and one for the back or keep the other for a separate project.

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Now to decorate Mixed Media style...   Don't forget to do the back if you've used both hearts for this project!

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Here's a visual guide to the supplies used to decorate...

Firstly, sponge on the brown inks.  I've used the lighter shade on the rows running left to right and darker for the rows running top to bottom.

Then add a layer of gilding wax focusing mainly on the outside edge of the heart.

Next it's paint splatter time.  Light blue first.  Once dry, add the white.

Only when completely dry...  add partial black images using this stamp from the Studio Blotter clear stamp set.

(Tip...  don't use a stamp tool or a stamp block for this.  Just hold the stamp in your hand and apply the stamp to the archival ink pad, then press down on to the heart using your fingers to add pressure.  This stops your corrugated heart from getting flattened).  

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You can choose whatever you like to decorate.  I'm using the Fresh Petals craft die along with a sentiment from the Little Kindness clear stamp set.

The fullest flower uses every petal from the die cut set.  Such versatility and such cute little flowers!

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Here's a close up of the fullest flower.  I've added a layer of varnish (from a spray can) to all three flowers.

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Decide on your layout, but before gluing the flowers and branch pieces into position add one final finishing touch - this small 'dotty' stamp from the Studio Blotter set.

Stamp it freehand just as you did with the other stamp, then glue everything into place and add the sentiment (which I've stamped with Memento 'Gray Flannel').

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Add a hole and some twine...  and you are finished!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Enjoy your day.

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

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Sun 10

Hearts and Cupcakes
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I have a confession to make.. I'm addicted to sweets!   It's not unusual for Mr. J to surprise me with a cupcake from the bakery,  and I'm totally ok with a box of my favorite candies for Valentine's Day.  That's one way to get on my good side! LOL!! 
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The base of the card is a simple white card stock panel that was cut with the Pinpoint Hearts dies.  There are three dies in the set.   I have a magnetic cutting plate that keeps the die s from shifting when I cut, so I cut all three with one pass of my die cut machine.  You can also tape the dies in place to secure them when cutting.
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 The pinpoint hearts are embellished with smaller hearts cut with the Heart Trio Showcase die.  This die has different sized hearts that I cut from pink and red cardstock.
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For the sentiment I stamped "Sending My" from the Sentiments of Love stamp set, and added a Big Luxe Love Die Cut in purple.  
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And my favorite part.. the Whittle Cupcakes!  I love the stitching and of course the swirly frosting tops! 

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Wishing love and sweet things today and every day!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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