305 posts categorized "Animals"

09/18/2019

Wed 18

Challenge reminder Anything goes
by Tina Wilstrup


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Hi there Poppy fans, are you playing along with the September challenge? I hope you are! It's an easy one - Anything goes - and here's a reminder with my inspiration. Having just sent our old boy across the rainbow bridge I knew I had to use the Whittle dog along with this sentiment.

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I started by cutting the Hearts trio show case die from a leftover piece of yupo paper that I made a while ago. I used Copic re-inkers RV04, RV02 and RV00. From the same piece I also cut the Whittle dog. For just the slightest contrast I die cut the Hearts trio die and the largest of the Pointed rectangle frames from a white shimmer cardstock.

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I placed the large frame as well as the white panel. I adhered the small frames from white shimmer cardstock using a T-ruler to align them and then inserted the yupo paper pieces. I stamped the sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set in a matching pink ink and adhered the Whittle dog.

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So there you have it. I decided to keep it simple. It felt right given the circumstances.

I hope I have inspired you and to play along! We always love seeing what you create, and you might win a $20 gift certificate to the store!

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09/16/2019

Mon 16

Halloween / Fall Blog Blitz - Haunt it
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Everyone! We are showcasing the halloween/fall release in this Blog Blitz and have I got a fun spooktacular card for you today! You may want to get a warm cuppa and get cozy, because this has lots of details!

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I had this scene in my head and so I planned out where I wanted everything. This finished card is 5x7 inches to fit everything in. I die cut the Magical cauldron, because I wanted the steam parts to show. I placed the cauldron back in, securing it on the back, and also added a tiny piece of gold cardstock behind the holes. I ink blended the panel with Twisted citron, Spiced marmelade, Seedless preserved and Black soot Distress oxide inks. I also diluted a drop of gold acrylic paint with a little water and splattered it over the cauldron.
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I had watched a video of a pull tab technique and decided it could be done without the dies. So I created the pull tab out of black cardstock and cut a narrow strip out of the panel. Make sure you first place your elements and test placement before cutting.
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Pulling the pull tab "arms" through the slot and - again - testing placement, I could mark the pull tab with a pencil to cut off the excess so it wont show on the finished card. Pull the arms back out, cut with your scissors and reposition arms and surprise element. I was placing the Happy Jack O Lantern over the Scary ghost. Since the ghost wasn't quite covered I cut it to size. When placing the Jack o lantern I popped it up with foam squares, making sure they wouldn't be in the way of the ghost going up and down. With a strip of cardstock I secured the pull tab on the back. Also, when adding craft foam to the back I made sure it didn't colide with the pull tab.
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I colored all the die cut elements with Copics, giving them the look of a glow on the one side. This is the Spellcaster witch, how cool is she!
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Here I've used the Friendly cat and the smaller pumpkins are from the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame. I also wanted the cat to have a little cauldron-glow and the eyes are made with a gold pen. The sentiment from the Halloween Fun stamp set is heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

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So here's the card showing the surprise ghost. I let the pull tab stick out from the top of card, looking like a tombstone that rises when the ghost appeares. On the top of the tab I wrote PULL with a gold pen.
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And guess what! I couldn't help myself from throwing in a little extra fun, so I heat embossed the ghost with a glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. I think it looks so cool!
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So much fun right? 

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Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Spellcaster Witch.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

 

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09/02/2019

Mon 02

YOU'RE THE COOLEST CARD!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!!

Today I share for you a bright and colorful card!!!!! 

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This is a lovely and darling little scene!!!!!

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Wonderful diecuts and stamps from Poppy eh??? I like ALL!!!

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Like when someone you love is waiting for you behind the window!

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Don't forget to leave a pretty comment!!!! I love read you!!!!!

I see my card and I feel like singing and smiling!!!!

KISSES AMIGAS!!!!

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08/31/2019

Sat 31

Party Animal Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello there Poppystamps fans! Nadine here and I am sharing a fun party animal card with you today.  When I was trying to figure out what to make I saw this scrap piece of burlap sitting on my table and I immediately thought it would make a fun background for the cute Poppystamps Whittle animal dies.  I have never used burlap on a card like this before, it was pretty easy to do I just cut it into a square and adhered it down.

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I die cut out the Weeping Willow Branch in dark green cardstock and adhered it to top of the card over the burlap.  For the Whittle Monkey, I die cut him out in dark brown cardstock and also a beige cardstock, cut out his face, tummy, and ears from the beige cardstock and adhered them to the dark brown. Then I wrapped his tail around the vine of the Weeping Willow.

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For the Whittle Lion and the Whittle Tiger, I cut them both out in yellow-orange color cardstock and used my Copic markers to color them in a little.  The Whittle Tiger I decided to have her sit on the larger of the two Whittle Mounds.

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I then cut out the Whittle Oval Wood Frames, once using dark brown cardstock and again using white cardstock.  I used the dark brown for the frame itself and used the inner part from the white to stamp the sentiment "Have Fun You Party Animal" from the Whittle Everyday Stamp Set.  Then die cut some of the Cheery Cardinals and adhered them around the frame on the Weeping Willow Branch.

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After I adhered all the Whittle Animals on my card I felt it still needed a little more so got out my airbrush machine and airbrushed on some Copics on the burlap, animals, and sentiment.  Then my card was complete! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!
Nadine

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08/28/2019

Wed 28

Jungle party
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone, and welcome! Today I'm showing you just how much of a jungle party you can have with the gorgeous summer release products!
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First I cut an A2 panel from watercolor cardstock, spritzed it with water and added Nuvo shimmer powder in Green parade. I kept adding more water and powder until I was happy with the look. It's hard to show on a photo but I love the shimmery look these powders give in real life.
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I then used the Fun floral sidekick frame die to cut 4 frames. I wanted my top layer light and "floating", so I cut off all the fern leaves with my scissors.
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For my top layer I used yupo paper and Ranger alcohol ink in Limeade, Patina and Gold mixative. Again i kept adding color until I liked it. I was going for a dense dark jungle in the back with a lighter front. 

You'll notice that I didn't add my sentiment before attaching the frames. The sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set I stamped fine with my stamping tool, but be aware that the yupo paper does not handle heat very well. I had to heat set the WOW! Gold pearl embossing powder very carefully. 
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I cut a bunch of the cute Whittles - monkey, koala, lion, tiger and turtle, all part of the summer release! I colored them with my Copics and popped them up with foam squares. Now, I know they don't naturally live together, so let's just pretend they came from near and far to celebrate. 
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The finishing touch was Nuvo drops in pale gold.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to create!

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08/27/2019

Tue 27

Turtley Awesome
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hello! Hope you all enjoyed the blog Blitz!  The winners will all be announced August 29 ... 

I have a fun little card using some of the new Poppystamps Summer Dies all linked below. I love that the Whittle Everyday stamp set, goes  with so many of the Whittle characters.

I used ALL WHITE CARDSTOCK for this card, everything was  ink blended with the brushes. 

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 In case you are wondering where I got the coconuts .... I just cut ends of the clouds and then colored them brown.

I didn't do the sky solid blue because I wanted it to look like light clouds in the sky background  .

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I used some masking tape to do the grass then picked it up and moved it down on the green area and then blended the sky portion with my blue inks.

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I leave my white images in the panel , sometimes easier to blend with out worrying about fingerprints. 

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Thank you for the visit and I hope you have a great day.

 

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08/26/2019

Mon 26

Whittles Boy Card

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Hi Poppy fans! Do you have any little ones in your life? Some 'littles' who love animals? 

Poppystamps released some adorable new animal whittles this month. Have you been enjoying all the inspiration by the design team? I hope so. And I hope you've commented on the sets you've been eyeing.

My card today is  a Whittle scene of some of my favorite jungle animals.

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The new whittle dies cut the image out as well as imprint the fabulous personalities of each animal. LOVE!

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I wanted a jungle scene with a warm glow, and decided to do a watercolor with my Kuretakes and water color paper. To that I splashed on some Mr. Huey white and  Adirondac Lettuce.

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I love framing my scenes, but didn't want the whole Sidekick frame, so I simply snipped out what I didn't need or want, and left one little branch to balance the monkeys in the trees.

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Sassy little monkeys think the lion doesn't notice them in the palm fronds. Think again, little monkeys!

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Hope my card brought a smile, and maybe some inspiration too.

Don't forget, this is the last day to leave your comments on the blog blitz cards. Your chances to win increase with each comment. And each Blog Blitz post has a new die up for grabs! Hope you're in the winner's post on the 29th!

Happy crafty creating everyone!

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08/23/2019

Fri 23

Summer Release Blog Blitz!!!! Hello Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

This new release is wonderful!!!!!!!! We're sharing projects made with the new release and I'm in love!!!! Look my card!!!!!

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I created a very colorful background!!!!!! I transformed a little my Sidekick Frame jiji I remove all the flowers!!!!

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And on top I placed my elements!!!!! Whittle Clouds with sparkles!!!!

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This card is a friendship card jiji First, I love my Witttle Sleepy Fox!!!!!

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The Hello Outline is super fab!!!!!

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And here the crazy little friends jiji Who is your favorite???

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I love their faces jiji They make me smile :)

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You can see all the new release dies HERE in the store. The prize on this post is Witttle Sleepy Fox!!!!! SO SO PRETTY!!!!!

REMEMBER:

The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on August 29.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

COMMENT MY DEAR FRIENDS AND GOOD LUCK!!!!

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08/22/2019

Thu 22

Hello Friends!
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Welcome to all of our old and new Poppystamps friends and family! We are right in the middle of our Summer Release Blog Blitz, and I have another fun-in-the-sun summertime card to share with you today and another awesome giveaway! You could be a winner of today's prize too, Whittle Starfish!

Your cards will certainly be winners with these unique Whittle animal dies from Poppystamps! Today, I am sharing this happy beach scene featuring the Whittle Crabs and the Whittle Starfish, and that great big bold Hello Outline! Take a look.

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The little Whittle faces are all adorable! You can mix and match them to create whimsical seasonal scenes for a bright CAS punch using colorful cardstock, or you can ink them up or paint them for a different effect. I used colorful cardstock, and even added extra palm fronds to the Whittle Pam Tree for a fuller tree top. Stock up on your stash and compete in our monthly challenges  too!

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Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win the Whittle Starfish! 

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Lo9

 

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08/21/2019

Wed 21

Challenge Reminder: ABC Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and welcome to my reminder... a reminder that there's a challenge you don't want to miss! ABC or Anything But a Card.

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3 tags for grandchildren going back to school. I'll pop these onto some new pencils or something fun that will start them off with a smile.

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First, loosely watercolored my background on a taped down watercolor Cardstock. If you tape it down first, it will dry flat. Makes it much easier to work with.

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After I stamped all my images, they were Copic colored and cut out.

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Each tag was stamped with a sentiment and some waves, the given some bing with rainstones.

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Specialized tags are a great way to say, 'You're special to me', and are so much fun to make. Hope you can play along this month. There's always a gift certificate to the Poppy store as the prize. And we love to see what you make. Have a great week!

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