37 posts categorized "Altered Creations"

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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03/18/2018

Sun 18

Double Stitch Tag Shaker
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to: Day Two of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! The design team will be sharing some of the new spring products from Poppystamps .

You will have a chance to win each day by leaving a comment . Today I will be giving away the :Double Stitch Tags Die Set  to one random commenter.

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The leaves and some of the flowers are watercolored using the Peerless Watercolor Sheet Pack from Birch Press Design, then cut using Poppystamps New Blooming Border. 

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 To make the small tag for the sentiment I cut down the smallest tag in the set as pictured above.

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I wanted the die cut flowers and sequins to shake freely so I have two lavers : One with fun foam and the other double sided foam tape. I trimmed the outer edge of the fun foam to make sure it wouldn't show.  I also added Poppy Sequin mix of :Fairy Sparkle.

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 These are the dies that I used pictured above , the sentiment is from the new and adorable Stamp Set :Easter Chicks from Poppystamps.

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Having the two layers (to raise the acrylic layer) was definitely a good idea, happy I remade my shaker tag. I am sharing a few photos to show the movement of how nicely the move.

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So many fun and beautiful new spring  products, you can see them all at the Poppystamps store!

Last day to comment is March 31 , 2018.  Winners will be posted on April 3, 2018. Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today, thank you for all the wonderful and kind comments in the past. 

God Bless.

 

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02/25/2018

Sun 25

Hello, Spring!
by Jennifer Svare

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It may be snowing outside, but springtime's in full bloom in the craft room today! 

These cards were made using watercolor note cards that have been sitting around forever. I love the thick, soft texture that these cards have... and now I'm wondering why they sat on the shelf so long!

The beautiful Floral Stem Collage creates a window. I enlarged the window by hand cutting to fit the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame.  By leaving the inner frame a little smaller than the double stitch frame, it created a look of inner matting. 

The Devyn Butterfly Trio has to be one of my favorite dies. The style is so versatile and elegant.  Because the dies cut three sizes at once, it made it very easy to incorporate them on the exterior of the card, interior, and exterior of the envelopes. 

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The speckles on the vellum were made using the FineTec Pearlescent Watercolor palette from Birchpress Design.  I put a light coat on the main flower, as well. 

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I love how using a combination of pastels, together with the dies, creates a wonderful gift with an early springtime feel. 

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Thank you for stopping by today!  There are more details here in the video below:

 

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01/12/2018

Fri 12

Blog Blitz! Vintage Valentines
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I absolutely love hot air balloons, vintage postcards, and Valentine's Day!  For this card, I got to combine all three and I'm excited to share how I did these cards in the video below.

The brand new Hot Air Balloons are very fun and versatile dies. They are a great size to work with and the large one can even be a stand-alone focal point if one wanted.  I used the larger one from the set, masked off panels so I could color them individually, and added a little surprise addition to the balloon...  a decorative heart border complete with stitching! I used the Stitched Heart Curve die to do this and was so pleased with how the curve lined up perfectly.

Gold thread was used prior to inlaying the hearts to add some balloon strings, and a coat of glossy accents isn't necessarily vintage, but I just couldn't resist.

Nuvo drops were used to create a basket full of greenery and flowers. 

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There was no way I could leave out the incredible Swirled Love die, and so a second card was made.  These sentiment die scripts are incredible.

In my video, I'll also show some fun vintage postcards I found at an auction recently. So much fun!  

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Notice below, the frame is slightly crooked.  I actually left it this way on purpose.  Vintage postcards have very "handmade" imperfections in them, which adds for a lot of fun embracing "mistakes" that I would normally not use.  What IS perfect, however, is the incredible Be My Valentine Postcard Script die - I just love this!  

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To leave the oval area clear of the embossing folder impression, I used an oval embossing diffuser plate.  This also allowed me to keep the card background to a single layer.

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Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave a comment to win the brand new set of HOT AIR BALLOONS! The blog blitz runs from January 8-30, 2018. 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 February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on February 3. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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12/03/2017

Sun 03

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings!  It's time for some Holiday card inspiration, and I have just the dies to help spark your holiday spirit!

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Is that sweet deer the cutest? 

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I made a stencil from the the Tree Trunks Craft die, and used my Starburst sprays.

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Lots of foam and more spray and glitter for the next layer,  Pine Needle Clearing.  

The deer comes with a separate die for his antlers, allowing for a color change if you want. I blinged parts of him with Diamond Stickles.

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The word, Sparkle, seemed the perfect sentiment for my holiday card!

I'd love to hear what you think. Did you get any of the dies featured on my card during the blitz? 

Have fun crafting, and I'll be back soon!

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