10 posts categorized "4th of July"

You Are Amazing
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_2 (2)Hi Crafty Friends,
Poppy Stamps has gorgeous stencils and this is my favorite, the Deco Diamond Layering Stencil. I used different shades of blue Distress Oxide Inks and blue foil for my background.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite way to create backgrounds?
A: Me? I love Distress Oxide Inks

Final (2)I framed my background with Poppy Stamps Scalloped Frame die and added bling to my large sentiment to make it pop.

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Meghan Floral Signature





Happy 4th by Nancy Penir


It's time to celebrate all things red, white and blue, and I have an all die cut card for you today. 

Hi folks and welcome to summer! 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Don't know about you, but we decorate, bake, barbecue, and have a block party every year to celebrate!


My card uses some  die cuts in combination, which I was happy to know  fit together perfectly. The background,for instance, is the Double Diamond Lattice Plate, cut from red and blue cardstock, and Lattice Plate, cut from white, that fits right in there for my red, white and blue background!

I chose a cherry pie for the center piece of my card, and added steam, as though it had just come from the oven.

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The '4' is my invention, assembled from a 1/4" strip of blue cardstock. I inked a white strip down the middle and backed it with white cardstock.

Hope you have plans to celebrate our country's birth, and hope it's full of all the best eats of the summer!

Happy 4th, friends!

Nancy Floral Signature copy



Happy 4th!
by Nancy Penir


Hi and welcome! It's time to celebrate in the USA, and I've 'baked' a cake card for all to share!

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Poppy's fabulous Floral Cake Pop Up Easel Set is so much fun to use, but it's also fabulously versatile. 


All the pieces for this card (with the exception of the sentiments) are included in the set. No stamping necessary (unless you want to of course!). The designers have been knocking this set out of the park! Be sure to scroll through the blog for more fabulous ideas.


I love the bright red, white and blue all die cut and shinning bright on this card! 

I won't keep you, don't let those burgers and hot dogs burn on the grill! 

 Happy 4th of July, my American friends! And all you out there too! Who needs an excuse to celebrate! 

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Red, White and Blue Barn
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there, Marybeth Lopez  here today with a Poppystamps  Challenge reminder. This month all you need to do is add water to your project, to play along. Pretty simple, hope you join us.


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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!


I used an ink pad on my glass mat and added water to the ink then used a watercolor brush to paint the main body of the barn from Poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Set craft die.


I added two layers of trim for depth, and couldn't resist using the adorable : Poppystamps Little Chickens. I also used the Stormy Blue paper pack from memory box . I wanted to make my card red white and blue as we just celebrated the Fourth of July , here in America. I love the look of the blue paper, kinda reminds me of a summer stormy sky.


Ok, now your turn , lets see what you all come up with, I thought for sure I would be watercoloring flowers but happy I went with the adorable detailed barn.


I hope you all have a blessed week and lots of crafty time.Take care.





Happy 4th of July
by Nancy Penir


Hello, and Happy 4th of July!

Celebrating the USA today with a red white and blue watercolor and die cuts card.


Using Poppy's new watercolor card stock, I spritzed the card with water, just touching the card with color in random places. 


Next, I added the blue. If there were puddles, I picked them up the a paper towel.


I chose dies I thought looked like fireworks exploding in the sky, like Poppy's new, Brillant rings. Notice I left them together.


Once dry, I added my panel to a card front, and began adding my die cuts in red white and blue glitter card stock. It's really fun to play with your dies, using them in non traditional ways.


Here I had to get a bit creative for my sentiment. Using Doodle Happy Birthday and Doodle Happy Easter dies,

I cut up the letters in the happy and easter to create U S A.


Here's hoping you have a happy and safe 4th of July! 

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Challenge Reminder: ABC Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir


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.


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.


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.


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


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



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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