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Wed 21

Challenge Reminder: ABC Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and welcome to my reminder... a reminder that there's a challenge you don't want to miss! ABC or Anything But a Card.

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3 tags for grandchildren going back to school. I'll pop these onto some new pencils or something fun that will start them off with a smile.

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First, loosely watercolored my background on a taped down watercolor Cardstock. If you tape it down first, it will dry flat. Makes it much easier to work with.

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After I stamped all my images, they were Copic colored and cut out.

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Each tag was stamped with a sentiment and some waves, the given some bing with rainstones.

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Specialized tags are a great way to say, 'You're special to me', and are so much fun to make. Hope you can play along this month. There's always a gift certificate to the Poppy store as the prize. And we love to see what you make. Have a great week!

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Tue 20

Blog Blitz..Blooming Branches Sidekick Frame & Stencil..
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone, hope you are enjoying our Blog Blitz, using Poppystamps New  Summer Release ..

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You can make, pretty quick cards or more elaborate, I prefer the elaborate..

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I have cut the Blooming Sidekick frame, in White/Pinks/ Green card.

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Adhere the green as shown.

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3D foam tape on the reverse. for dimension.

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Layer onto blue and Pink as shown. 4.1/2 x 5.3/4" Blue..  4.3/4" x 6" Pink card sizes.

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Using Poppystamps Butterfly greetings clear stamps, using black ink onto green card.

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3D foam tape to the reverse..I also decided it needed a green frame.  ready to finish decorating with the flowers.

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If you would like a chance to win this beautiful "Blooming Branches Sidekick frame and stencil"  by Poppystamps.. you must leave a comment on this post.

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

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The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on August 29.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post that you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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Mon 19

Blog Blitz Beautiful Butterflies
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! I'm Tina and new to the Poppystamps design team. I'm so excited to be here and to share with you my first blog blitz post for the summer release. There are some goegeous dies and stamps and you can shop them here.

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I started by covering a panel of white cardstock with double sided tape and cut this with the Beautiful Butterflies sidekick frame. I left all the pieces in and adhered the whole panel to my card base. I then pealed off the tape backing ONLY from all the pieces in between all the butterflies. Placing the panel on a piece of computer paper I covered it with WOW! Jade sparkles. A fair warning, you will have glitter everywhere!

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I folded the paper over the panel and burnished the glitter with my bonefolder. Just look at all that sparkle! Isn't it gorgeous?!

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I die cut the frame 4 more times and layered them on top (remembering to remove the rest of the tape backing). Before placing the final rectangle inlay I stamped a sentiment from the Butterfly Greetings stamp set.

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The finishing touch was adding butterflies for dimension. I cut them with the die that comes with the frame. I bent them just a tiny bit and adhered them to the frame, matching the size to the butterflies on the frame. I also heat embossed 3 butterflies with WOW! Emerald Green embossing powder, which matches the sparkle. Can you tell I love this color?  

And now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES SIDEKICK FRAME AND STENCIL!  Yes, you can win this, just follow directions below.  

The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 29.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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 August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Sun 18

Wonderful Whittle Gator
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you are joining us today! Our Summer Release Blog Blitz is in full swing and we have some amazing projects to share with you for the next two weeks! As a new Floridian, I absolutely fell in LOVE with our adorable Whittle animals collection! I used the new Whittle Gator hanging out beneath the Whittle Palm Tree to create a fun, tropical scene.

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We have had SO MUCH rain in Florida this week, it feels like we are under water! So this little Whittle Gator has found a nice Whittle Mound to catch a few rays before the rains begin again. Aren't the little closed eyes too cute? I added an extra set of palm leaves on the Whittle Palm Tree, and added a few Whittle Clouds up in the sky to finish off this bright and bold CAS scene.

But you don't have to live in Florida to add this little Whittle Gator to your die collection! He is available in our new Summer release! But that's not all! Simply leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win this Whittle gator die!

The Blog Blitz runs from August 13-23, and we are giving away a prize every day! To enter to win, leave a comment on the blog posts that feature the prizes you would like to win. You have until midnight US EST August 26 to leave comments on all the posts that you want to enter.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND . . .

1) Visit our Instagram account and follow us!

2) Like each post you wish to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter. Comments are open until August 26th.

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

GOOD LUCK and LEAVE A COMMENT! :)

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Sat 17

Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello ! Marybeth here today for more Blog Blitz and a chance to win this: Poppystamps Double Scallop Oval and Border die

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!

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I stamped the image using Peony Bouquet Clear Stamp from Poppystamps , then heat embossed in white. I then used zig pens to watercolor the image in. When dry I fussy cut the image out.

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The image above shows the back side of the panel and how I add the fun foam. Messy but it works and seems to be a more even fit than foam tape.

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I tucked the peony image inside the frame and used a bit of  fun foam where needed.

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Not sure why but when I add my water mark the photo gets duller so I posted both. This Peony was so easy to color in with watercolors.

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I hope you are enjoying the new summer products from Poppystamps ! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win The 

Double Scallop Oval Die!

Details of the Blog Blitz:

The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 29.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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 August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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Fri 16

Blog Blitz CAS Gator Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here with a Blog Blitz post for you!  Seriously, have you seen all the new dies and stamps in the Summer release?  I am loving all the cute little critters in this release. Isn't this Whittle Gator Die adorable?

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Even though I think the Gator is the cutest, I also really love the Whittle Palm Tree Die. Want a chance to win the Whittle Palm Tree? Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to find out how.

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Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created my card.
Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell so you will get updates when I post a new video.

The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on August 29.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post that you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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Thu 15

Blog Blitz
by Nancy Penir

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Poppy fans, welcome to the Summer Blog Blitz! And welcome to my post today featuring the Fun Floral Sidekick Frame and Stencil set. Talk about getting a bang for your buck, the sidekick dies and stencils are one of those 'must haves' in your collection.

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I packed my card with all the options in this frame die and stencil set. Let's take a look at some of it's possibilities.

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The background was inked onto watercolor paper. Notice I put most of the color on the corners, and left the left center mostly white. 

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You can see the faint pencil marks where I indicated the area for my sentiment within the frame's window. Also added some shadow with the stencil. The  new Blooming Greetings stamp set has some florals and leaves and I added the flower, and loosely watercolored the petals and leaf.

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I wanted you to see how I applied the inking onto the leaves, through the stencil. 1st off, use Washi to tape down the stencil. You won't be sorry you protected the frame, and anchored the stencil! 

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I cut the frame twice for a bit of depth. Then added the die cut blooms, gathered together in a sort of swag. A closeup shows how each bloom is doubled. Nuvo pearl drops scattered in the flower centers, and around the sentiment. The flowers are included in this die and stencil set. And here's where the fun begins. YOU have 2 chances to win this set! 1st comment on this blog. In fact, comment on every post during the blog blitz for a chance to win the dies you want. Chance 2, follow us on Instagram, comment on the Poppystamps Instagram posts, and tag a friend! You and your friend could win this die and stencil set. One comment per post, please, and GOOD LUCK! It's a 2 week Blog Blitz through the 23rd. Leave a comment through the 26th. Check back on the 29th to see if you won! Thanks so much for joining in fun!

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Wed 14

Challenge Reminder: DIY Bookmarks with Video Tutorial
by Nadine Carlier

DIY Bookmark by Nadine Carlier

Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card challenge. The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something having to do with back to school or anything that is not a card. Plus you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!!

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I used the Poppystamps Lovely Idea Die, the lightbulb made me think of school and I thought it would be cute on a bookmark.

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To get the gold imprint on the background of my bookmark I used the Gemini Foil Press which works great with any of Poppystamps dies.

Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created the bookmarks.
Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell so you will get updates when I post a new video.

For all the details on the challenge click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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Tue 13

Summer Release Blog Blitz Begins!

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It's a great day for a visit!  Our Summer Release Blog Blitz begins TODAY!  That means we're sharing projects made with the new release and offering some prizes on every blog blitz post for the next two weeks.  You can see all the new release dies HERE in the store.  You'll find lots of new WHITTLE style critters that are sure to make you smile! 
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I love to make cards with scenes!    This Whittle Koala has found himself up a tree surrounded by snappers!  But it's a beautiful sunny day so if he waits them out he'll be OK!  There's a message in there.. most of our problems are only temporary! 
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This card starts with a background of clouds made by using the Stitched Cloudline die as a stencil.  Simply hold the die cut in place and ink around the curvy edge.  Move the die cut up every inch or so and ink it again.  You can ink as many  (or as few) clouds as you like. Next I added Old Paper distress ink to the bottom half of the card to create a sandy beach.  I splattered a darker shade of distress ink over the sandy bottom half using a piece of paper to shield the clouds. 
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All that's left to do is to add the different images to create a scene.   I added Whittle Mounds, Gaters, Crabs,  Palm Tree, Clouds and Koala.  Usually I cut from colored card stock. This time I tried something new and inked scrap pieces of white card stock with distress ink.   I cut the dies from these pieces.   You could also ink the images AFTER you cut them, but this kept the images flat and wrinkle free. 
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I think the details really help bring a scene to life.  I added bitty silly eyes to the gators and extra branches to the palm trees.  If you love the Whittle style dies then you'll NEED the Whittle Everyday stamp set.  It's got lots of punny sentiments that work well with the animals.

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2208 Whittle Crabs craft dieAnd now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the WHITTLE CRABS!  I think they're A-DOR-ABLE!!!! 

The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on August 29.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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 August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Mon 12

Love Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hello amigas!!!!

Today my card is super pretty!!!!

I hope you like a lot!!!! Look!!!!!

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Awwww, full of tenderness!!!!!!!!! I'm loving the little elephant!!!!! Really I love all about my card!!!! jiji Did you see background??? Did you see colors??? Did you see golden roses??? Oh my gosh, I'm in love!!!! jiji

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I painted to my handsome elephant flirty eyelashes jajaja I like this!!!!

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Gold paper is so inspiring jiji Glitter is my delirium!!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

I love Poppy diecuts and Stamps!!!!

Besos amigas!!!!

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