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Halloween Feline Shaker Card
by Sphoorti

 

 

Hello there, Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti again with another card made with the Cat Collage die from the 2022 Fall release! This one is very similar to Rainbow Cat Collage card I posted about yesterday. The biggest difference is that I took it one step forward and made it a see through shaker card!

 

For this card, I took a card base sized approximately 4" x 4". I used the Cat Collage die on the top flap and cut right through it. So, this card actually "sees through" to the inside. This time, on the inside, I left it blank. On the outside, however, I ink-blended my head off. I cut another panel with the same die in the same spot, and I used distress inks to ink-blend on top of it (Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion, Uncharted Mariner, and Black Soot). I took some Perfect Pearls in gold and perfect pearl color and splattered them all over the panel.

 

Under this layer, I adhered an acetate sheet. I took a number of foam strips and adhered them to the panel. Then, I took some shaker bits (some silver rhinestones I had lying around) and filled the shaker well with them. Then, I took another piece of acetate and covered up the shaker well so that the shaker bits had a backing. I took this shaker panel and aligned it with the card base which already had the cat collage die cut from it and adhered it to it. I also scattered some rhinestones on the outside panel. The result is a see-through shaker card that's absolutely stunning, if I do say so myself!

 

 

I hot foiled the "Miss You" sentiment from the PSF802 Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die in silver foil and adhered it to the bottom right side of the card.

 

At first I used some silver foil from the FP1002 Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 pack to cut the kitty out and adhere him on top of the card. I had another kitty that I cut out from black foiled card stock in the FP1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack. I couldn't make up my mind between the black foiled kitty and the silver foiled kitty, so my boyfriend and my crafty friend, Judy, helped break the tie for me. Here are some pictures of how the card looked with the silver kitty:

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one did you like better - the silver kitty or the black? I must say I'm glad I went with the black kitty because October 27th was National Black Cat Awareness Day, and tomorrow's Halloween, and we also have the cutest black cat ever! It all came together, as it was meant to be.

Love,

Sphoorti

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Hello Kitties - 2 Shaker Cards with Baby Kittens!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti here with two shaker cards chock full of baby kittens. My last two posts (Kittens All Around and Baby Kittens) were about cards I made with the Baby Kittens craft die. When I have a die out that I want to work with, I cut out multiple die cuts so that I have spares in case I mess up, or in case I come up with some other technique or idea later that doesn't require me to pull out the die from my supplies again. So, when I got this die out for my last two cards, I cut out so many of these kitties because well, can you help it? They're so cute! And also because I started having ideas as I was making the cards with them. These are two of the ideas I had in between. I have four more cards coming up with the same kitties but two different techniques, so stay tuned!

 

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I started off by die cutting a million kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die using black card stock as well as with glitter card stock from the GP1007 Glitzy Glitter Pad. I also cut out the outer frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die using Neenah Solar White #110 card stock. I cut out a piece of acetate and applied it to the back of the frame. Then, I used some double sided foam tape and adhered it to the perimeter of the frame.

 

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I filled the shaker well with all the kitties that I die cut and also added some confetti for additional sparkle and seed beads for sound. I sealed the shaker in the back with another piece of acetate. Then, I adhered this to my 4.25" x 5.5" card base. I heat foiled the Hello sentiment using the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies and die cut it and adhered it to the bottom left side of the shaker. I adhered silver jewels along the top right side of the frame and called it done.

 

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I made the second card using the same technique, except - I used the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it to the top right side of the shaker so that it doesn't cover up the kitties that settle at the bottom when you display the card upright.

 

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Here's a video that shows the Hello card in motion.

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one do you like better? Please do let me know! I love to hear from you!

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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Fun Little Ghost Town
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello Marybeth Lopez  here today, with a fun Halloween card. This middle ghost moves a bit , kinda springs up but it easy to mail.

Oh no where did the month of August go! It's been very warm here and the price of air conditioning here in Ca is reduclious ..... maybe everywhere. Well I can't wait for fall.

I jumped right ahead with a Halloween card made with Poppystamps brand new Fall Collection. I used Twisted Houses ,Halloween Assemblage, Modest Greetings and Glossy Black Paper.

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The houses are layered twice and on the back I used a thin vellum paper to put behind the windows. I wanted them to show up a bit more so I very lightly dabbed some orange ink on the back , for a soft glow, in the windows.

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For the hill I just cut a curve and added it to the card panel. I added two ghost made out of vellum.

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I cut two piece's acetate and added score tape to front and back (strong hold) Oh.... before I added the tape I folded the paper with a bone folder.

I recut some of the dies with  the glossy black paper for the : eyes and doors. I wanted them to stand out from the black card stock.

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I used Modest Greetings Hot Foil set from Poppystamps . I know this is a Halloween card but I also needed to send a big congratulations card as well.

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This was another fun card to create with the new Poppystamps dies and papers.

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I hope you have a great day and I will see you in September. As a card maker I love making, fall, Halloween and all holiday cards. Let the fun begin.

Take care and God bless you all.

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Thinking of You
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there, Marybeth Lopez  here with you today. It's been awhile. Hope everyone is doing well .

I created this simple and fun card using Poppystamps Large Stained Glass Butterfly and Background die. The top layers is just so dainty and elegant.

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I also used the Poppystamps Foil and Cut set ( that I absolutely love) I used the : You are Amazing Poe Scrip Greetings for my "Thinking of You" So simple to you with beautiful results.

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This time I die cut the butterfly out of yellow cardstock and then blended some Distress ink in two shades on top .

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Above or the very first picture, you can see I used clear paper and die cut the image out. ( I actually used leftover paper from something I laminated) I saved it because it looks like clear acetate . The die cut out very nicely with the metal shim. I glued the acetate on top of the yellow butterfly then layered and glued the body of the butterfly on top.

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Thank you so much for the visit today. I wanted to make a sunny and happy card to brighten anyone's day.

Take care and God bless.

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Different ways to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die - Part 2
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Do y'all remember in February when I went a *little* overboard with my projects using the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die from the Poppystamps February 2022 Release. Well, this is Part 2! And I have 3 cards for you today!

 

Card 1: The Foiled!

 

So, I recently purchased some iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO by Thermoweb. It's magical! You don't even need a laminator to foil now! All you need is a bottle of this! So, what I did was - cut out a thick piece of card stock with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die. I used that diecut as a stencil and spread some of this magical stuff on a piece of white card stock. Then, I let it dry for 3 days. That's right - you read that correctly. 3 days. I live in Southern California, and I know what you're thinking - 3 days is overkill. But trust me on this, let that stuff harden real well before putting it through your laminator / diecutting machine.

 

Here's what happens if you don't wait 3 days:

 

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Do you believe me now? The above is a result of me waiting overnight.

 

After that happened up there, I wised up and decided to be patient this time, waited 3 days (honestly, I forgot about it, and happened to walk by where it was set to dry and then remembered!) and then ran it through my die cutting machine with a piece of foil paper and look how pretty it turned out!

 


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When you use foil, it pretty much does all the work for you. So, all I did (or wanted to do because anything else would take away from the gorgeousness of the foil) is die cut some white card stock with the Freestyle Hugs Craft Die and stacked them together, and topped it off with the same die cut but with some silver foiled card stock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror card stock pack. I used vellum to cut the shadow and used it behind the Hugs sentiment.

 

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I also wanted some added dimension so I propped up the panel on some foam, and backed it with more of the same silver foiled card stock so that it matches the sentiment and ties it all together.

 

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Also, full disclosure... As is with all the cards I make / get, I have a tendency to see how it feels and I put my fingers on top of the foiled piece. So, you may see some ridges here and there. Don't be alarmed, they're just my fingerprints. My recommendation is to try to beat the temptation of touching the shiny goodness, no matter how good you think it might feel. (Because I assure you - it does.)

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Before we move onto the next card, if you don't have the Thermoweb Duo Transfer Gel, you can get approximately the same effect by applying some deco-foil to a piece of card stock with some double sided adhesive on it (or just some specialty foiled card stock from one of the paper pads that Poppystamps offers), and then diecutting it with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame die. I personally loved the effect of the texture paste with foiling on top, but I wanted to offer some additional suggestions on how you can achieve a similar look.

 

Onto the next card!

 

Card # 2: The Shaker!

 

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I don't believe this die was ever meant to make shaker cards, but I had an idea and had to try it! So, I cut out 10 of these panels and stacked them on top of each other (with an acetate layer at the top). I had to do that in order to create deep enough wells. In retrospect, I should have taken some fun foam and cut out 2 layers instead of 10 with regular card stock, but as my adorable mom (for whom English is a second language) says, "Blind sight is 20/20". I had some fall colored seed beads and I filled them diagonally. When I envisioned this card, I knew I wanted to add the seed beads. I somehow remember the beads being smaller, so I thought there would be a  lot of shaking and sound. But the size was fairly large compared to the size of the diamonds in the die, so I could only fill a few seed beads in each well.

 

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Oh, side note - I could have used Darice Foam Strips instead of layering so many layers, but I didn't have foam tape that was as thin as the outer frame, so had to layer it. But if I were to do this again, I'd go with the 2 layers of fun foam.

 

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Either way, I managed to fill each well with enough seed beads for shaking + showing enough of the color, so here's what I ended up with:

 

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I used the Playful Thank You craft die to cut and stack up 4 layers together. For the the top layer - I used the Black Glossy Paper Pack so that it stands out on the card, and that was it. The end result was a pretty hefty card that'll need lots of extra postage, but I think it turned out nice, so totally worth it!


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Next up is my favorite of these three cards!

 

Card #3: The Trellis! (I couldn't think of a better name for this one)

 

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So, for this card, I thought I'd use the die cut as a trellis! Originally I planned to have some ribbon / twine / strings intertwined around the die cut, but I didn't have the materials. So, I decided to use the smallest flower from the Potpourri Flowers Die cut out of the blue foiled card stock in the the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad and place them along the intersections of the dotted lines of the background die.


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I also had some white pearls which I colored using a copic marker, and used them along some of the intersections as well. Some of the white pearls - I put at the centers of the flowers. It took a while to cut out all the little flowers, but these flowers are so adorable, it was totally worth it!



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I used the Freestyle Hugs craft die to cut out the sentiments with white card stock, and layered them on top of each other for dimension. Then, I used some silver foiled card stock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad as the top layer. I used Vellum to cut out the shadow of the sentiment.

 

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I mounted the panel on a top folding A2 card base and that was it!


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So, that was all the ideas I've had so far on how to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die.

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Do let me know in the comments if you'd like to see even more ways to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die! Although, full disclosure - there's a new release coming up and it's awesome, so it may be a while before I come back to playing with this background die again!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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More ways to use the Flower Field Frame craft die
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti again! I have two other cards that I made with the Flower Field Frame Craft Die and I wanted to share them with you guys.

 

Card # 1:

 

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This one was the easier version. I started by taking a 5.5 x 4.25" panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock and ink blended using some distress inks - Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet.I took the Perfect Pearl powders in silver and gold and splattered drops all over it for some sparkle and sheen.

 

Next, I took a top folding landscape card that measures 5.5" x 4.25". I scored it along the x-axis (horizontally) halfway down from the top of the card. I took 2 sentiment stamps, one that says "You're amazing" from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit, and another that says "Thank you for every-fin" from the Whittle Sealife Sentiments clear stamp set. I did what I liked to call a "stamputation". I cut the sentiment so that I'd have a piece just with the "Thank you" portion. I could have masked it off, but I don't think I'll use this full sentiment that often anyway. This way I can reuse the "Thank you" part without having to mask it in the future.

 

Then, I took the Flower Field Frame Craft Die and cut out a layer of Neenah Solar White 110 pound cardstock. I took my big mama roll of 3M Foam Tape and cut up tiny pieces of it and put them on the back of the frame. I must be out of my dimension loving mind because I ended up with this:

 

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And I still feel bad because I missed a few spots! Anyway, you might be wondering why I chose to take the time to cut up so many slivers of foam tape instead of just taking multiple die cuts and stacking them together. Well, I did that too! And I used that version for Card # 2. But for this card, I chose the foam tape option because you'll see that when you use foam tape versus stacking them on top of each other, the shadow effect is more prominent. Don't get me wrong, I like both effects it's just what effect I'm going for at the time.

 

Please do compare the two pictures of the completed cards and let me know if you see it, or if it's just me. Here's a picture of the two versions before I assembled the cards.

 

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Now for the best part - assembly! I removed foam take backers off and stuck the frame down over the blended rainbow of colors with the sentiment at the center. I then took a number of pearls in various sizes and adhered them to the centers of the flowers. I foam mounted this card panel on a top folding 4.25 x 5.5" card base et viola!

 

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Card # 2

 

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This one was even more time consuming than the first, if you can believe it! Die-cutting 6 - 7 layers of the Flower Field Frame and gluing them together is no easy feat! But totally worth it!

 

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I ink blended the background the same way I did for the first car, and used the same perfect pearl mixture to splatter some shine all over the card. 

 

Then, I stacked the die cuts and glued them together with liquid glue. The inner perimeter doesn't have any gaps, so I figured - why not make it a shaker? So, I took a piece of acetate roughly the same size as the outer perimeter and cut it up. Once I layered the acetate on top of the stacked set of die cuts, I used another die cut to cover it up the outline of the acetate. I used the same stamps that I used for Card # 1 on this card too. I just made the mistake of forgetting to stamp the acetate before layering it. Lesson learned. I stamped it anyway and where I couldn't get a good impression, I used a permanent marker to fill in the gaps. Can you tell?

 

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I filled the innards with a mixture of confetti, sequins and pearls. I glued some of the innards to the back of the card as well so that even when the card is upright, there are still some shaker bits scattered throughout the top. One thing I wish I did differently was flip the pearls right side up before sealing the shaker. The shaker well isn't deep enough to allow the pearls to flip back and forth, so the ones that were facing down when I sealed the shaker are going to remain that way forever.

 

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Then, I adhered my favorite clear fairy drops at the centers of all the flowers. I mounted this panel on a top folding 5.5 x 4.25 card base and called it done.

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like better? Please do let me know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!

Love,

Sphoorti

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