297 posts categorized "Animals"

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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08/19/2019

Mon 19

Blog Blitz Beautiful Butterflies
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! I'm Tina and new to the Poppystamps design team. I'm so excited to be here and to share with you my first blog blitz post for the summer release. There are some goegeous dies and stamps and you can shop them here.

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I started by covering a panel of white cardstock with double sided tape and cut this with the Beautiful Butterflies sidekick frame. I left all the pieces in and adhered the whole panel to my card base. I then pealed off the tape backing ONLY from all the pieces in between all the butterflies. Placing the panel on a piece of computer paper I covered it with WOW! Jade sparkles. A fair warning, you will have glitter everywhere!

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I folded the paper over the panel and burnished the glitter with my bonefolder. Just look at all that sparkle! Isn't it gorgeous?!

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I die cut the frame 4 more times and layered them on top (remembering to remove the rest of the tape backing). Before placing the final rectangle inlay I stamped a sentiment from the Butterfly Greetings stamp set.

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The finishing touch was adding butterflies for dimension. I cut them with the die that comes with the frame. I bent them just a tiny bit and adhered them to the frame, matching the size to the butterflies on the frame. I also heat embossed 3 butterflies with WOW! Emerald Green embossing powder, which matches the sparkle. Can you tell I love this color?  

And now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES SIDEKICK FRAME AND STENCIL!  Yes, you can win this, just follow directions below.  

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 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 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.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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08/18/2019

Sun 18

Wonderful Whittle Gator
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you are joining us today! Our Summer Release Blog Blitz is in full swing and we have some amazing projects to share with you for the next two weeks! As a new Floridian, I absolutely fell in LOVE with our adorable Whittle animals collection! I used the new Whittle Gator hanging out beneath the Whittle Palm Tree to create a fun, tropical scene.

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We have had SO MUCH rain in Florida this week, it feels like we are under water! So this little Whittle Gator has found a nice Whittle Mound to catch a few rays before the rains begin again. Aren't the little closed eyes too cute? I added an extra set of palm leaves on the Whittle Palm Tree, and added a few Whittle Clouds up in the sky to finish off this bright and bold CAS scene.

But you don't have to live in Florida to add this little Whittle Gator to your die collection! He is available in our new Summer release! But that's not all! Simply leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win this Whittle gator die!

The Blog Blitz runs from August 13-23, and we are giving away a prize every day! To enter to win, leave a comment on the blog posts that feature the prizes you would like to win. You have until midnight US EST August 26 to leave comments on all the posts that you want to enter.

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 wish to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter. Comments are open until August 26th.

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

GOOD LUCK and LEAVE A COMMENT! :)

Lo9

 

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08/16/2019

Fri 16

Blog Blitz CAS Gator Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here with a Blog Blitz post for you!  Seriously, have you seen all the new dies and stamps in the Summer release?  I am loving all the cute little critters in this release. Isn't this Whittle Gator Die adorable?

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Even though I think the Gator is the cutest, I also really love the Whittle Palm Tree Die. Want a chance to win the Whittle Palm Tree? Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to find out how.

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Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created my card.
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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 that 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.

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08/13/2019

Tue 13

Summer Release Blog Blitz Begins!

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It's a great day for a visit!  Our Summer Release Blog Blitz begins TODAY!  That means we're sharing projects made with the new release and offering some prizes on every blog blitz post for the next two weeks.  You can see all the new release dies HERE in the store.  You'll find lots of new WHITTLE style critters that are sure to make you smile! 
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I love to make cards with scenes!    This Whittle Koala has found himself up a tree surrounded by snappers!  But it's a beautiful sunny day so if he waits them out he'll be OK!  There's a message in there.. most of our problems are only temporary! 
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This card starts with a background of clouds made by using the Stitched Cloudline die as a stencil.  Simply hold the die cut in place and ink around the curvy edge.  Move the die cut up every inch or so and ink it again.  You can ink as many  (or as few) clouds as you like. Next I added Old Paper distress ink to the bottom half of the card to create a sandy beach.  I splattered a darker shade of distress ink over the sandy bottom half using a piece of paper to shield the clouds. 
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All that's left to do is to add the different images to create a scene.   I added Whittle Mounds, Gaters, Crabs,  Palm Tree, Clouds and Koala.  Usually I cut from colored card stock. This time I tried something new and inked scrap pieces of white card stock with distress ink.   I cut the dies from these pieces.   You could also ink the images AFTER you cut them, but this kept the images flat and wrinkle free. 
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I think the details really help bring a scene to life.  I added bitty silly eyes to the gators and extra branches to the palm trees.  If you love the Whittle style dies then you'll NEED the Whittle Everyday stamp set.  It's got lots of punny sentiments that work well with the animals.

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2208 Whittle Crabs craft dieAnd now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the WHITTLE CRABS!  I think they're A-DOR-ABLE!!!! 

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.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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08/12/2019

Mon 12

Love Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hello amigas!!!!

Today my card is super pretty!!!!

I hope you like a lot!!!! Look!!!!!

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Awwww, full of tenderness!!!!!!!!! I'm loving the little elephant!!!!! Really I love all about my card!!!! jiji Did you see background??? Did you see colors??? Did you see golden roses??? Oh my gosh, I'm in love!!!! jiji

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I painted to my handsome elephant flirty eyelashes jajaja I like this!!!!

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Gold paper is so inspiring jiji Glitter is my delirium!!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

I love Poppy diecuts and Stamps!!!!

Besos amigas!!!!

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08/05/2019

Mon 05

Happy Birthday Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Today I share a pretty and cute card!!!!

This is maybe simple, but really cute!!! Look!!!!!

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Only solid and vibrant colors with a glitter touch!!!! 

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Lovely!!!!!! If you don't have these beautiful diecuts, then run to the online store jiji

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I really loved it!!!!!

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If you like my card, leave me a pretty message, I love read you!!!!!

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07/28/2019

Sun 28

Sweet Summer Thoughts
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so happy you could drop by! Today I am sharing a card that reminds me of the rich colors of a long, hot summer! This sweet little Whittle Mouse is keeping cool under the petals of the Delightful Daisies. It just feels like a warm, summer day!

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This summer card is easy breezy to make too! Just cut out a few Delightful Daisies in a deep orange, add rusty brown centers, a Stitched Fluttering Butterfly, and out friend, the Whittle Mouse. It makes an adorable summer scene!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

Lo9

 

 

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07/24/2019

Wed 24

Challenge Reminder: Animal Kingdom
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Are you playing along with the Poppystamps Challenge? This month it's an Animal Kingdom theme. I love all animals, especially farm animals. We raise chickens for their eggs and ducks, just cuz they make great pets. Believe me if some critter enters our yard, they sound the alarm! My reminder card features Poppy's Whittle ducks.

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I love playing around with all the fun alcohol inks, water color backgrounds and embossing folders for dramatic textural settings, and on this card I chose an already made watery background made with Lindy's stamp gang's Magicals in blues and greens. A perfect setting for my duck family.

The stripes were made with my scoring tool.

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The 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" background was scored on 2 sides at 1/4" lines. I turned the card over so the lines would pop outward.

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I used The Delicate Branch Collage Die to frame the ducks. And since I'm always in need of birthday cards, I chose the Doodle Happy Birthday for my sentiment.

I know if you're an animal lover like me, you have lots of critters in your stash. Create a card or a project and play along for a chance to win!

Hope you're having a wonderful summer. Happy Crafting!

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