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Birdhouse Thank You
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello there ! Today I used the darling , Poppystamps : Bird House Pop Up Easel Die  Set. I only used the birdhouse today for my card within the Easel. Such a fun set and can be used in so many ways.

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This is another fun die  from Poppystamps that can be used anytime of year for any occasions.

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I cut a few of the birdhouses out of fabric to appliqué on a quilt . I didn't  use it on this card today but I wanted to show you just how nicely these dies cut fabric. I just added my metal shim for a clean cut.

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To make the extra trim on the lower edge of the birdhouse I cut it out twice , just turned the die around to cut again, as pictured above.

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I used some of the beautiful, 6 x 6 patterned paper packs from : memory box . All the paper is linked below in the supply list.

 

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Such a fun die... again with many possibilities. I hope you are all doing ok in these trying times. 

God bless you all.

 

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Pretty Pink Bloom
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello crafty friends! August 9th already!!!! Wow. Hope you are healthy, happy and well! Crazy times make me even more grateful for this craft we all share. 

This is one of the new Christmas dies from Poppystamps Its called Stained Glass Poinsettia , I wanted to make a pretty pink card that was not for Christmas and could be used any time. I cant wait to make a set of this one in many happy colors!T

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At first I wasn't sure if I way going to use vellum so I cut lots and then decided I liked the look of plain white cardstok instead. 

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I used memory box 6 x 6 paper pad for the background called Cottage Stripes and Dots pp1004

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Above is a picture of the die , paper and packaging.

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So not just for Christmas anytime of year! I hope you have a blessed August.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

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Stenciling with Embossing Paste
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! Have you seen all the new stencils in the Poppystamps store? I'm here to show you a favorite way to use stencils. Maybe new to you, maybe a refresher. Hope it inspires you to use your stencils more. 

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Poppystamps Leafy Jumble Stencil is a fun all over leaf pattern. I did 3 panels with this stencil using metallic silver embossing paste. 

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I chose this panel and made 2 cards. First covering the card with Distress Inks, then laying down the stencil and sweeping on the paste with a craft knife. Now comes the hard part... waiting for it to dry! 

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I picked the spot which showed the most overall blend of color and cut my circle. 

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2 cards with one panel, this one will be a standard A2 card.

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The circle was used inside this 5 x 5 square card.

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All product will be listed below. Because this is a square, I love to create my own envelopes to go with it.

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So easy with a 1 2 3 Punchboard. And a great way to use up extra 2 sided paper from your stash! If you're like me, that stash is endless!

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My A2 shaker card all set to send hugs to someone special.

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And 2 hugs cards with one panel!

Hope you take a good long look at the stencils available now in the Poppystamps shop. And hope you were inspired to try a little paste with them! So many fun ways to enjoy crafting, aren't there? Have a great week!

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Thinking of You
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello crafty friends! Marybeth here today with a : Thinking of you card , almost anyone would love a thinking of you card during these difficult and crazy times.

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I used memoryBox : Birthday Rose Corner stamp and die set  for my card. I placed the large stamp as shown above . After I stamped my image I placed  the die on the image as shown below.  This was going to be the top of my card and last minute I placed it on the lower portion of my card.

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I cut two layers one of the image above and one of craft foam to give the rose dimension.

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I used  Zig brush pens to color in the image but didn't want to use water so I first colored little sections at a time with the shimmer pen then blended the color on top, love how it turned out and I didn't use watercolor cardstock.


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The base panel  is patterned paper from memory Box , I used the striped paper. The sentiment is from Poppystamps called : Friendship and Kindness.

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Thank you for the visit today. Hope you find some time to craft this weekend.

 I just have to say thank you to PATRICIA HOWARTH for always leaving such kind and thoughtful comments on ... my /our...  Poppystamps post. Your kindness is heartwarming. ( maybe its your job :) thank you and all who take the time to comment. ( I know I am the worst at leaving comments on blogs, but a bit better on Instagram

God bless and take care.

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Bleaching Cardstock
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Friends! I have a pair of square cards for you today. 

Crafting cards during Shelter in Place is such a wonderful way to let creativity bloom. I haven't done a square card in forever, and because I wanted to showcase the Adriana Square Frame, it seemed a fun, not often done choice.

My card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2". And I cut my Adriana frame from colored card stock. Then comes the fun...

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I 'painted' certain elements of the die cut with bleach. Within seconds you can watch the color lift. It's always a surprise to see what color emerges. Note: (Extra care and caution using bleach)

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I doubled the die cut frames, turned it to form a diamond shape, and embossed my sentiment on vellum. You can see the back of the assembled frame, and the sentiment in the window. I also added foam to pop up the frame.

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The final die cut element is added to some MB designer paper (listed below), and I cut a frame from the new Washi tape to place on the frame window.

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Lots of time to do several of these frames, and play with the bleach technique, so I created the same layout with different colors for a second card.

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With this card I added color to the berries with copics.

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I made envelopes to accommodate the 5 1/2" card size with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch guide, something I use often with non normal sized cards.

Hope you enjoyed a bit of fun with the bleach technique, and are willing to give it a try. Another tip for you: Not all cardstock reacts to bleach. Most darker colors really react and contrast. I was surprised to see the melon turn to pale yellow.

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So glad you stopped by today,  and hope you're enjoying some of the time as we all stay safe. Be well, friends!

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Wild Rose
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and good day to you. I hope you are all doing ok and taking some time to enjoy this craft we all love. I find even when I don't feel much like crafting, if just get in the craft room (or wherever you create) I start to play with my stamps and dies , before you know it I feel better.

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I used this Bold Striped Stencil along with my blender brushes to create as soft background for my floral birthday card. I love any stripes pared with blooms.

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I heat embossed the Wild Rose Stem with white embossing powder for a softer look then I watercolored my image. You will see below that I ended up cutting the leaves and tucked them in the corners of the card. 

 

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I used regular cardstock this time, I added some water to each petal then little bit of paint and let the water move most of it. I didn't worry about it being perfect, just added color.

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 When laying out my flower on the front panel, I decided to cut apart the leaves so that I could place them in the corners of the card. Simply sniped and glued. 

After completing the card I stamped the sentiment from Poppystamps Peony Bouquet. There are many beautiful sentiment from the Wild Rose stamp set but I needed one I could tuck in the center left of the blooms.

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I hope you get to spend some happy time crafting, stay safe sweet crafty friends. 

 

 

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