41 posts categorized "Altered Creations"

08/07/2019

Wed 07

Challenge Reminder Anything But a Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today with the Challenge Reminder for :ABC Anything But a Card. I needed a few more leaves for my fall tree and didn't have lots of time so I made these small ornaments  from Poppystamps Whittle Maple Leaf  Die.

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Instead of sewing this time, I wanted to show you how easy this was to cut and glue. I like how the tiny leaf cuts even show on the felt. Only one side of the ornaments will show the cuts because you have to  glue them , one right on top off the other so they will be even sides.

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After just cutting the colors above I knew I needed some green and purples for a rich fall color.

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Hope you have some time to play along. You have a chance to win a $20 certificate to the store.

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05/24/2019

Fri 24

Sympathy Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today with a feminine sympathy card, using :Poppystamps clear stamps and dies. 

I tried not to make it too busy  but wanted to add more than just the background  . 

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I stamped the background with: Flower Garden and used : Tim Holtz distressed oxide inks. First I stamped lightly with the ink pad then blended the inks so it would not have any harsh lines.

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I kept doing it till I was happy with the results. I am using the MISTI Stamping tool.

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The sentiment comes with the background  stamp set: Flower Garden, all linked below.

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I die cute the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame a few times so I would have a few flowers to put around the :Whittle Hearts.

I randomly cut them apart then sanded with a sanding block to smooth the edges, then tucked them around the heart.

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Thank you so much for the visit today, I hope you get some crafty time today or this week.

 

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04/16/2019

Tue 16

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Spring Break, and to all who celebrate... Happy Easter! My garden has begun to bloom, and we're enjoying fields of green and pops of color in my valley.

I have a card duo for you today, using the 2 new stamp sets from Poppystamps, one plaid, and the other floral. 

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The top is stamped with Flower Garden, and the bottom with Picnic Plaid.

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2 wonderful all over stamps, that cover a large area. 

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I used the outer area frame of Memory Box: Egg Basket Frame, and created my own grass with a set of scissors that cut several 'blades' of grass at once.

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One card is stamped and assembled on white card stock, the other on lavender.

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I always find it easy to do 2 cards at one time, with just a little changeup. I left the sweet egg die attached so I could cut many eggs at once, each with different textures. How fun is that! Nuvo Crystal Drops for tulip centers.

Hope you found some inspiration today. And hope your week is full of crafty goodness! 

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04/05/2019

Fri 05

Flower Garden
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Hope you off to a great start for April! I am using the new Flower Garden stamp set from Poppystamps . It's a full large stamp with lots of sentiments.  I stamped the background  in a soft pink .

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I also used the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame and Stencil , also from Poppystamps ! I placed the stencil over my die cut front panel then sponged with the same color as the background flowers. I made it a bit darker by going over it a few times.

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I cut a few greens from the Poppystamps die Spring Pots Shelves. I didn't want the card too busy ,as I already have a lot going on with the background . I just added some greens to one pot, I sniped the greens off the pots and put them all into one.

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend, with some sunshine too! Spring is in full bloom here in California with all the rain we had this year.

Have fun if you go shopping at the Poppystamps store!

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01/05/2019

Sat 05

DIY Valentine's Day Vase
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine, here today! Have you started making Valentine's craft yet? I usually prefer to make cards but since I had this vase I thought it would be fun to tranform it into a Valentine vase.

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I used the Whittle Hearts and Whittle Heart Frame from the new 2019 Valentine release and cut them out using some transparent glitter vinyl.

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Below is my video showing exactly how I did it.
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I love how it came out with the Whittle Hearts & Frames with the glitter vinyl. Now all I need is for someone to send me flowers! lol

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Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

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12/29/2018

Sat 29

Changing Up the Poinsettia
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today. I hope you all had a wonderful  Christmas . I never had a chance to use this beautiful Poinsettia Die from Poppystamps before Christmas so I tried using a different color for a birthday card. 

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I cut two of the smaller blooms from the die set, one to keep whole and one to cut apart.

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The photos don't show too well but I used shimmer pen on top of all the watercoloring for a deeper color.

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This was a simple card to make. I used my zig watercolor pens to color and then shimmer pen. I layered the dies on the card using some foam tape to pop up a few of the blooms and leaves. 

God bless you in the new year!

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11/18/2018

Sun 18

Merry Christmas
by Marybeth Lopez


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Hello! Hope everyone is happy and well. Marybeth here today. I have a simpler card made with a Double Stitch Tag , Mistletoe and Holly stamp and die and Christmas Time stamp all from Poppystamps .

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Without worrying about being too perfect I lined up the largest tag die on a slant, then ran it through my big shot.

See below. Place top layer only to edge you want cut.

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I colored in the stamped holly with Copic Markers added a bit of white Nuvo Crystal Drops and some Nuvo Glitter Gloss brush pen, over the top of the green holly leaves.

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I added the white top layer onto the red card base and used some fun foam underneath . I adhered the cut dies then stamped the sentiment Merry Christmas.

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Hope you have a great week and a blessed day, today

Thank you for the visit and kind comments. 

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08/11/2018

Sat 11

Beaded Felt Christmas Pins
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello! Marybeth here today! Looks like a few of us had the same idea again. I had this project completed on July 27 and couldn't wait to share my Christmas pins with you. Looks like the very creative and talented DT member Olga beat me to it. I so loved her paper pins.

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I decided to make felt pins even though these are not stitched projects, they are very easy to make into one. You can even hot glue the layers of felt together  as I did on some of these. I have three layers on each pin . I used the last layer to hide the back side of the stitching.

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The silver thing in the middle is what I use to thread my very tiny needle ( so the needle will go through the tiny beads.

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The Mistletoe and Holly die set  from Poppystamps had a few different choices that you could choose from. I loving using glass beads and sequins on my felt projects . Since the mistletoe is on the thin side I will just add a very tiny safety pin to the back.

My mother made me some beautiful handmade pins years ago but now they go front and center on my Christmas tree. I love adding handmade treasures on our Christmas tree.

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I made two versions on this pin one was stitched with thread as you can see in the first photo and this one with glass beads.

These are very simple and fun to make and a great time to make a few before we get too busy with Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today.

 

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07/11/2018

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder: Birthday Party!
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy fans! There's a new challenge on the Poppystamps blog, and you who enjoy making birthday or other celebration cards, this challenge is for you!

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My Birthday Wishes card was so much fun to make. Let me show you why.

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I used the new Leafy Vine Collage with Best Wishes Folksy die and created my card with Magicals powder.

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I ordered my Magicals on Amazon. It's a powder in a small jar, that goes on deceptively plain (shook from a paintbrush), and when water is spritzed on, transformed into the magical background you see. My Double Stitch Rectangular Frames were cut 4 times for depth and glued together.

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Plenty of script words to choose from among the Poppystamps sets. Mine is from Magic and Sparkle.

Are you ready to win some shopping at the Poppystamps store? 

Come play along all month!

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07/06/2018

Fri 06

Watercolored Plumed Peacock
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today with this simple jeweled :Plumed Peacock from Poppystamps .  I had no idea how much I would end up loving this die! 

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 I stamped some ink on a piece of acetate, spritzed with water then placed my watercolor cardstock on top and pressed down. Its called smooching.

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I die cut the Peacock twice, once for the top panel and one for my outline inlay. I took out all the small cut pieces so that I could just add some bling. You could also add sequins , beads etc. I stamped my sentiment with one of my favorite stamps sets from Poppystamps called: Sending Scribbles.

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 Thank you for the visit. I hope you are enjoying your summer. 

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