281 posts categorized "Animals"

06/20/2019

Thu 20

Patriotic Otters
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing an adorable summer CAS card with the Patriotic Otters! Aren't they sweet? Take a look!

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This is an easy breezy paper piecing card using the Whittle Otter and Heart Trio Showcase. Just cut out the otters and the squares and piece it all together, finishing with the Pointed Rectangle Frames. It's a fun way to add in a little patriotic color for the Fourth!

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! Come back tomorrow for even more great inspiration and ideas. 

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06/11/2019

Tue 11

Elegant Koi
By Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope you're enjoying sunny skies and wonderful weather today!   I'm sharing a card made with the beautiful Elegant Koi die!  
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I'm drawn to clean lines and contrasting colors of graphic design.  That's probably what attracted me to craft dies.   The drama and wow factor of the finished design can't be beat!
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My Elegant Koi is placed on a background of Concentric Rings cut from different shades of blue card stock.  I wanted to replicate the look of the rings when a drop of water hits the surface of a pond just right.  It's easy to assemble the rings.  I used a piece of tape to secure them on their reverse side.  If you cut them from lots of colors you'll have plenty of rings left to make several colorful backgrounds for your images.  A rainbow of colors would make two beautiful rainbows! 
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I adhered the koi die cut outline to a solid piece of card stock and then fussy cut it.  I inlaid a few yellow die cut pieces to bring the koi to life.  A few smaller rings were added to the background to look like bubbles coming up from the Elegant Koi.  A simple hello sentiment and some sparkling clear sequins completes this card.  I love the contrast of the orange and blue and hope you do too! 
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I hope you find some time to do what you love today!   CRAFTING!!! :P
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
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05/27/2019

Mon 27

Whittle Mouse Thank You
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Today I am sharing a sweet little Thank You card I put together with the cute little Whittle Mouse and the Dandelion Stem! Take a look!

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I started out by creating a card panel background with a few shades of blue and green Distress Oxide Inks sponged onto cardstock and splashed with water from a paintbrush. Then I cut a white Dandelion Stem, a white Simple Thank You, and two of the Whittle Mouse, one grey and one white. To add a pink nose, I just glued a tiny piece of pink paper to the back, then glued the mice and the Dandelion Stem onto my dry panel, framed with the Pointed Rectangle Frame.

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I love the sweet, simple message and the colorful imagery. It's perfect for a little note to a special friend too!

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We're thrilled you could drop by today and take a peek at the Whittle Mouse Thank You!

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05/07/2019

Tue 07

Mother's Day
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there friends of Poppystamps! Marybeth here today, with this square Mother's Day card made for one of my daughters , she has three girls . They also have a family of ducks raised in their back yard /pool for the last few years. I thought this sweet little Poppystamps Whittle Duck Die would make a sweet little note card for her gift.

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I stamped the center of the Whittle Wood  Frame with Picnic Plaid both from Poppystamps 

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The frame is cut three times and glued together , I also cut and glued the mother duck three times.  I stamped the sentiment from Picnic Plaid .

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The Picnic Plaid has quite a few sentiments to choose from that go well with: Thank You

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The inside of the card finishes the front sentiment with a thank you! ( I know a bit backwards but it works for me)

It was about how the front of the card would look :)

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This is a simple card with layered detail and subtle colors. I hope all the mothers have a wonderful Mother's Day! I am blessed to still have my mother with me. God bless all mother's everywhere.

 

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04/28/2019

Sun 28

Springtime in the Jungle
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could join us today for a sweet and simple Springtime in the Jungle card, created with one of my favorite new whittle dies, Whittle Elephant!

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This cheerful card was easy breezy to make too! Cut out the Whittle Elephant in bright pink, and then cut the Tall Sketch Daisies in some of your favorite spring colors. Arrange the daisies to create a colorful jungle!

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Thank you so much for dropping by today!

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04/18/2019

Thu 18

Hugs
by Donna Peachey

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Some of the easiest cards to make start out with a colour blended background.

And what better way to bring a smile to somebody's face than to use those cute Whittle animals, don't you think?

Just in case you need it, here's a quick 'how to' guide... 

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These are the colours I used to colour blend.  I went back in with some extra yellow and a few extra water splatters once the first layer had dried.

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The Daisy Oval frame really is quite beautiful with that gorgeous embossing detail.

I've simply cut, coloured, left to dry and then embossed before gluing into place.   

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Here's a closer look at that frame...

On top, I've added the Luscious Script Hugs craft die.  Three layers cut, top layer embossed before gluing the whole thing together and attaching to the card.

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The Hugs die does actually come complete with a shadow background!

So that's two looks for your crafting from one die.

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To decorate, I've opted for the Whittle Rabbit and the Whittle Ducks.

They have all been inked up (even if only just a touch on some of them).  I've also added ink to the eyes and rabbits nose...  and opted to give the duckling a bigger eye as that's the way young ones are often depicted. 

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Three sequins later and this card is finished.

I do love the versatility of this Hugs die.  There are other words available in this Luscious Script, too...  so why not take a look and find the ones for you?

Thanks heaps for stopping by.

Have a great day!

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04/17/2019

Wed 17

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could stop by today, and take a look at this fun card I created for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! 

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I have a little kitty who LOVES to help me with everything I do, especially with my tiny garden that I have out on our apartment lanai. My kitty and my small space garden inspired me to create this card for our April Challenge. These "Whittle" animals that all came out this year are some of my very favorites, and today's Whittle Cat is sweetly checking out the Folk Watering Can filled with tiny flowers from the Spring Pot Shelves.

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To create this card, I started with some watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Oxide inks in shades of blues and greens, gently giving them a soft blend to look like an outdoor horizon. Then I splattered the paper with water and a paintbrush, which gives the inks these beautiful layers of color. Once the paper was completely dry, I then cut out the Pointed Rectangle Frame and the other cuts, and estimated where I wanted the horizon line to appear, then cut it out and adhered it to my white frame.

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I adhered that to my card base, then added all my die cuts, arranging the flowers and leaves from the Spring Pot Shelves into the Folk Watering Can, and adding the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and a few sequins. It's the perfect design for my small space inspired Blooming Garden card!

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you will create for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! Just use at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, then link up your creation to our  current challenge page on the right! What are you growing in your garden?

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you in the garden!

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04/16/2019

Tue 16

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Spring Break, and to all who celebrate... Happy Easter! My garden has begun to bloom, and we're enjoying fields of green and pops of color in my valley.

I have a card duo for you today, using the 2 new stamp sets from Poppystamps, one plaid, and the other floral. 

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The top is stamped with Flower Garden, and the bottom with Picnic Plaid.

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2 wonderful all over stamps, that cover a large area. 

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I used the outer area frame of Memory Box: Egg Basket Frame, and created my own grass with a set of scissors that cut several 'blades' of grass at once.

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One card is stamped and assembled on white card stock, the other on lavender.

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I always find it easy to do 2 cards at one time, with just a little changeup. I left the sweet egg die attached so I could cut many eggs at once, each with different textures. How fun is that! Nuvo Crystal Drops for tulip centers.

Hope you found some inspiration today. And hope your week is full of crafty goodness! 

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04/14/2019

Sun 14

Hello
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello from this just hatched happy chick! I made this simple little interactive card using : Chick and Egg, and Luscious Script Hello dies from Poppystamps spring line. The little chick is on a mini wobbler that makes him move when you pull down or to the side of it. The chick is in movement it the photo above.

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I had some leftover alcohol ink blended papers from another project. You can go to Jennifer McGuire to learn how to create your own. 

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I cut the top layer of the hello in white and adhered to the colorful background . Since I was going to add the white chick and egg to this background  I lightly blended some blue ink so they would show up better.

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I added this mini wobbler to the back of the chick so it would move when touched. It kinda makes him look even happier to be just hatched saying " HELLO"! I cute the shell out twice so I would have a top and bottom.

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I decided to lightly add some yellow on the chick. When you use a brush it's a much softer look.

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 The panel is watercolor cardstock to even a bit more movement . I hope you all have a Happy Easter and wonderful Spring!

Thank you for the visit today...happy shopping!

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04/13/2019

Sat 13

Easter is coming!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Arrive, with this card, all color to the blog jiji 

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To make this card, I use the new clear stamps sets, first Picnic Plaid and I did a beautiful background....

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I love the size of the letters, Luscious Script Hello is spectacular!!!!

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I used too Butterfly Wings Clear Stamp set...  I stamped butterflies and I painted with a lot of colors!!!! After I add glitter!

Pick a Boo Bunny is so tender :)

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Really, I use several beautiful Poppy diecuts!!!!! 

What is the favorite part of my card for you???

Hope you a great day!!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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