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I Love You Deerly
by Kim Singdahlsen

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The fall release included the very sweet Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit. The kit includes the charming deer you see on my card (including their hats!), the trees, 3 more reindeer from a sideview (one of which is a fawn), multiple antlers, a rock for them to stand on and a mini stamp set focused on deer including the "I Love Your Deerly" that I used! You can see the dies in the next picture.

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For their hats, I used a couple of plaid pads by Memory Box - Woodsy Plaid and Madras Plaid Coral and Green. I also cut the ear-flap hat out of Open Studio Watercolor Paper, then I trimmed off the top of the plaid hat and adhered it to the watercolor version leaving the ear flaps open and "fluffy" (the texture from the watercolor paper.) Then I wanted some of that "fluff" on the other hat so I used a hole punch and cut a little ball for the top of that hat.

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I cut their noses out of black, but I already have a Christmas card in the works with these guys and a red nose!!  This set came in the fall release but how perfect for Christmas!!

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I'm not going to do many words because I'm actually doing all of this with a broken right wrist (my dominant hand). I tell you this partly to explain the lack of words and partly because I think it really demonstrates how amazing these dies are. I didn't do anything to them besides cut and adhere - mostly using glue, but some pop dots (thank goodness my fingers are free from the cast!). That's all I did and the diecuts look wonderful.  Absolutely you can dress them up with colors or shading and it's amazing. But the point is none of that detail is here and it's still a card that I'm proud to send because of the fun detail on each die cut!

I hope I gave you some ideas and I'll be back in a few weeks with the Christmas card I mentioned!
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Hello Kitties - 2 Shaker Cards with Baby Kittens!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti here with two shaker cards chock full of baby kittens. My last two posts (Kittens All Around and Baby Kittens) were about cards I made with the Baby Kittens craft die. When I have a die out that I want to work with, I cut out multiple die cuts so that I have spares in case I mess up, or in case I come up with some other technique or idea later that doesn't require me to pull out the die from my supplies again. So, when I got this die out for my last two cards, I cut out so many of these kitties because well, can you help it? They're so cute! And also because I started having ideas as I was making the cards with them. These are two of the ideas I had in between. I have four more cards coming up with the same kitties but two different techniques, so stay tuned!

 

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I started off by die cutting a million kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die using black card stock as well as with glitter card stock from the GP1007 Glitzy Glitter Pad. I also cut out the outer frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die using Neenah Solar White #110 card stock. I cut out a piece of acetate and applied it to the back of the frame. Then, I used some double sided foam tape and adhered it to the perimeter of the frame.

 

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I filled the shaker well with all the kitties that I die cut and also added some confetti for additional sparkle and seed beads for sound. I sealed the shaker in the back with another piece of acetate. Then, I adhered this to my 4.25" x 5.5" card base. I heat foiled the Hello sentiment using the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies and die cut it and adhered it to the bottom left side of the shaker. I adhered silver jewels along the top right side of the frame and called it done.

 

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I made the second card using the same technique, except - I used the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it to the top right side of the shaker so that it doesn't cover up the kitties that settle at the bottom when you display the card upright.

 

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Here's a video that shows the Hello card in motion.

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one do you like better? Please do let me know! I love to hear from you!

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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Winter Wishes: Two Cards
by Tiffany Pryce

Hey friends and welcome back to the blog! Tiffany here, and I'm sharing two cards today. Both cards are an ode to winter and can be used for holiday cards or generic winter well wishes. If you're like me, you're still working on your holiday card stash. I'm looking for designs that are easy to make, but still impactful and pretty. Using the new Poppystamps holiday release fits the bill! If you haven't seen the gorgeous new products, head over to the shop after reading. Hopefully I can inspire you with these easy to make card designs.

CARD 1:

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Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock trimmed to 5.25 x 4 inches. Ink blend three blues around the edges of the panel leaving a sort of highlight area for to bring the focal to the bears. Splatter the panel with clean water, diluted blue dye ink, and liquid glitter. Lastly, I used a white paint pen to dot around the panel.

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Next, die cut snowflakes using the Snowflake Flurry Collage die. Keep the whole snowflakes for use on the inside of the card. Back the panel with a piece of glitter cardstock from the Glitzy Glitter paper pad. Adhere to an A2 card base.

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Die cut the adorable polar bears from the Whittle Polar Bears die. Die cut them a few times for dimension. The top layer uses matte white cardstock from the Polished Foil paper pad.

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Inside the card, stamp a sentiment from Wintertime Sentiments stamp set. Around it, adhere the snowflakes you saved.

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CARD 2: 

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My second card is another sentiment-less winter card. Don't you love the warm and cozy vibes of the holidays?! The new Whittle Cocoa with Whip is perfect!

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First, I adhered patterned paper from the Christmas Jolly paper pack to an A2 card base. I love the traditional colors with the twist of mint. Next, I die cut the Whittle Cocoa with Whip a couple times so it had dimension. I die cut the whip from white cardstock and lightly ink blended some brown ink on the side. I added liquid glitter on top. The cup was from red cardstock and again, I ink blended brown ink to add shading. Brown ink on red cardstock makes a deeper shade of red versus using a dark red ink. I also die cut two layers of the Snowflake Loop and adhered them together. I used the snowflake to die cut layers from white and gold cardstock.

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I adhered all of the components together on the card front.

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Inside the card, I used the negative piece of paper that I cut the individual snowflake from to create my own stencil. I ink blended several mint colored snowflakes. The sentiment is stamped from the Wintertime Sentiments stamp set.

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Hope you enjoyed these cards and I'll see you next time. Happy Sunday!

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Moon Cat
by Tiffany Pryce

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Welcome back to the blog! Tiffany here with some inspiration to share for our current challenge for the month - Anything Goes! This challenge theme is perfect because you can make anything you want - go wild! Since I love Halloween and I love all things autumn, I decided to use another new die from the latest release to make a Halloween card. 

I used an alcohol ink background that I had in my stash to create this quick card. When I created the background, I used a variety of blue, purple, and metallic alcohol inks. I dropped small amounts of color repeatedly around the panel and blended with alcohol blending solution and added texture with isopropyl alcohol. I really like using a fan brush to splatter isopropyl alcohol because it gives a nice distribution of splatter. I didn't have any black ink, so I decided to take my 100 copic marker (black) to scribble on the edges. It works exactly like a liquid alcohol ink. I spread the black ink with more isopropyl alcohol to darken the edges. I think it looks like an abstract night sky or maybe a galaxy.

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Once the panel was dry, I die cut the Cat Collage die from the top center. The die cuts out the moon part, but leaves the cat. I wanted the cat to be a different color so from a piece of glitter paper, I die cut the Cat Collage again. I carefully snipped the cat out (this was very easy to do) and adhered it in place. I love the sparkle against the alcohol ink. Behind the panel, I adhered a piece of matte silver cardstock from the Reflections Mirror paper pad to be the moon. Finally, I matted the entire card front with a piece of black cardstock to "ground" the piece a bit more.

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I debated adding a sentiment several times, but in the end, I decided to leave a sentiment off. I almost never create cards without a sentiment on the front, but hey anything goes right?! What do you think? Would you have added a sentiment on the front?

Hope you enjoyed the card and are inspired to join us for the challenge. See all the rules and how to enter on the Poppystamps blog. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Go Wild Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today , with this card, we will be wild!!!! jiji

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Do you like? is a fun card, using the new embossing folder and diecuts of tropical leaves!!!!

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Our little whittle lizard is so sweet!!!! I painted her (or him???) jiji with sharpies!!!!

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The new Tropical leaves Combo is so beautiful! You can cut a lot of leaves and after, emboss them!!!

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Awww!!!! Leave me a pretty message!!!!

Thank You and Happy Crafting!!!!

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Kittens All Around!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

I'm back with yet another kitty card! This one has the same cutest, tiniest kittens that I used on my previous post! My inspiration for this post was Ashley Tucker, who's an expert at making Spinner Cards. She has great tutorials on YouTube that outline the process. She goes over the process really well, and I think her videos are more effective for learning or implementing the technique, so I'll skip trying to explain the mechanism with words. But, I'll cover the aspects outside of the mechanism.

 

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First I started off by cutting a whole bunch of kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die. I used black 130# card stock, so the kitties were pretty sturdy to begin with. I stacked a few together anyway for additional dimension and the "chipboard" like feel so that they can easily be spun.

 

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I cut out a circular frame using acetate (I wanted them to look as if they're floating). I adhered all the kitties along the circumference of the circular frame.

 

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I die-cut a circle for the center to cover the foam tape around which the acetate frame spins, and I stamped it with a sentiment from stamp set that's included in the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

 

There's a little paw print in the stamp set in the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit. I stamped it in black and clear heat embossing that as well. I ran my shimmer pen on the kitties to make them sparkly and then covered them with glossy accents for that shiny look and smooth feel.

 

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It looked like something was missing so I talked to my crafty friend and genius, Judy, about it and she suggested putting the black strips at the top and the bottom. I went with some strong double sided adhesive, and put some black Therm-O-Web DecoFoil on top. It looked much better, but I still felt like it was missing something. So, she suggested that I use a black frame around the sentiment circle, and I used a circle die set to cut out a frame with a sheet from the Black Glossy Paper Pack. It matched perfectly with the foil. I think I was 90% happier after implementing this suggestion from her. Shout out to Judy and her creativity!

 

I was contemplating putting some dots around the kittens (like little foiled black dots), but decided to stop before I mess up the card.

 

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Here's a video of the spinning mechanism. I used a pair of scissors to spin the kitties.

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let me know! We love to hear from you! Stay tuned for even more little kitty cards now that I have this set out!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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