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Nuts About You
By Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends and thanks for stopping by!  I hope life is treating you well and you're taking time to enjoy the simple things in life.   For me that's a homecooked meal, walking the dog, or making with bright colors and cute images that just make me smile! 

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The new Lattice Plate die makes a beautiful background for just about any card.  I topped it with a Pointed Oval Frame to "set the scene" for my Valentine card.   I cut the inside of the oval from light blue card stock to create a sky.  Next I layered some green paper that I cut with the Wave Trio and then cut it again with the same oval so that the shape matches the inside of the frame perfectly.

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I cut Whittle Hearts in ombre shades of red and pink to create the foliage for the Whittle Tree Border.  Little circles or other shapes can be used to add color and foliage for different times of year. 

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A Whittle Forest Squirrel was cut from kraft card stock.  I used a marker to add a little detail on the tail and down it's back.   The squirrel is holding a little heart and the "I'm Nuts about you" sentiment is added along the top of the card. 

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I think you could recreate this scene for each of the four seasons simply by changing the colors and the foliage shapes.  I love products that are versatile so I can get more use from them!    Have a great day! 

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Unicorn and Rainbow Valentine!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  Have you noticed there's some new dies in the Poppystamps store? I think my favorite this release is the new Whittle Unicorn!  Isn't it ADORABLE?    You'll love all the new designs that you can see here!

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The mane and little horn are separate dies so you can cut them from different material if you like.  I double cut the mane to add a layer of gold glitter for some sparkle and shine.  

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What goes perfect with unicorns? A rainbow of course!  I divided the width of my card (5.25") by the number of stripes I needed to fill the panel with hearts (6) and came up with 0.875".  I cut the strips slightly smaller than 1" wide and then adhered them together on their reverse side.   I trimmed the assembled panel to fit my card front and adhered it to the card base. 

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I adhered the hanging hearts at various lengths at the seam where the color block strips meet.   The background colors are softer shades of the brights inside the die cut hearts. 

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What I love most about crafting is that I can make a special card for all the one of a kind people in my life.  I think I know a princess that might like this one. 

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Love in Bloom
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Love is starting to bloom early this year with a few brand new sweet little dies from Poppystamps! New whittle animals and romantic hearts combine for adorable Valentine notes and cards. Take a look!

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Making this easy breezy CAS card was a snap with the brand new Whittle Forest Squirrel, the Whittle Tree Border, and the Confetti Heart Grid. I added the trees then cut out the Confetti Heart Grid with different shades of green card stock. Then I added the squirrel with little bits of foam pop dots.

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Did I say it was super CAS? And super sweet too. It reminds me of the tiny Valentines I used to share as a kid.

 

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There's always something new and fresh here on the Poppystamps blog! Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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Hello everyone! I’m here with a reminder about Poppystamps January Challenge, Monochrome. This has to be one of my favourite colour schemes because I’m not so great at using lots of different colours on one card (unless it’s a rainbow).

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Monochrome is defined as a project created in shades of black and white or in varying tones of one color.  To keep it simple you can create in shades of black white and grey or in ombre shades of any color you like (with the addition of black and white).   You can choose any occasion or event - all types of projects welcome including but not limited to cards, page layouts, tags, gifts, home decor and more!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

For my card I die cut the Winged Bird Collage from white card stock and then die cut the Whittle Spinner Background three times around the bird.

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I took four colours of teal card stock and cut them into ¼” strips and adhered them to the back of the bird. I really love how the stripey colours make the bird pop and seem like it’s flying.

I created a circular frame using two nesting dies from the Circle Basics die set and added that around the focal piece.

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The sentiment is the Doodle Happy Birthday die cut three times from card stock so it’s nice and thick. I thought this would make an excellent masculine card so I didn’t add any embellishments.

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Now it’s your turn to play along with our challenge. 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 can’t wait to see your projects!

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You're Pandastic
by Sue McRae

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Happy New Year crafters! Sue here with my first post of 2021. Today I have a colourful and cute card to start off your week.

I started by taking alcohol inks and making a background that I used to die cut the Confetti Heart Plate from. I adhered the panel to my card base and stamped the hugs sentiment from the Whittle Love stamp set inside some of the hearts and added a few XO’s as well.

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I die cut the panda from pearl card stock and coloured in the black sections with a marker. And of course I had to add googly eyes!

The Stitched Envelope is such a handy little die, perfect for adding visual interest to a card and great for having things like flowers, leaves or any of the Whittle Critters pop out of.

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The sentiment was white heat embossed and added to the front of the envelope and I added a few sequins for a little sparkle.

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You could easily make this a Valentine’s Day card since heart dies and stamps can be used all year long to show someone how much you care!

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Wishing you a wonderful crafty week!

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Sending Hedge-Hugs
by Nancy Penir

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Hi friends! Poppystamps has some new sets in the store, and thought I'd show you 2 of my favorites. They're a couple of hedge hogs, done whittle style, and they die cut right and left. Just perfect for Valentines, or weddings and or anniversaries when posed kissing! Let's take a look!

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I just loved setting my scene on Memory Box's Sunset Blush Washi Tape. So much so, I did a trio of sending hugs cards using the floral Washi. 

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On the front card I posed the kissing Hedge Hogs over Poppystamps' Wavy Heart. 

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I die cut the heart in several shades of pink and red, and assembled my heart like a puzzle.

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On the third card I used the washi covered card stock to die cut the heart, and kept the washi with waves in the design. There's so much you can do with large washi rolls. I played with colored cardstock for fun, and loved them all!

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For the first card I used grey cardstock

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I also fussy cut a few of the floral designs and popped them up with foam at the top.

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I also popped up my hedge hogs with foam.
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I hope you check out the store for some fun new dies. They're sure to become favorites for Valentines or any card you make. 

Happy New Year, and happy crafting!

 

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