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149 posts categorized "Autumn"

Autumn Leaves
by Candice Crawford

 

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Hello crafty friends, Candice here with a quick and easy autumn card for you today. The Autumn Leaves Sidekick frame was released last fall and is the perfect die for creating quick and easy fall themed cards. To get started, simply die cut the leaves frame from a piece of 4.25 inch x 5.5 inch white card stock.

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Next with your ink blending tools, I am using some ink daubers, sponge some distress oxide inks onto the frame. I am using the Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple and Carved Pumpkin for the frame and the leaves. The background of the card is colored with Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Black Soot Oxide inks and made from a 4.25 inch x 5.5 inch white card stock. 

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When die cutting the leave frame from the white card stock, a 2 x 3.25 inch piece will be left over from the die cut.  Stamp the sentiment "The air is crisp and filled with the wild Colors of Autumn" from the Autumn Leaves stamp set in some black onyx Versafine ink.

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Next adhere the inked leave frame onto the blue colored card front piece with your choice of adhesive. Then adhere these two pieces to your card base. I think liquid adhesive is best when making my cards as it provides a stronger hold.  Next inlay the stamped sentiment onto the inked leaf frame with some liquid adhesive. And your card is complete. Quick, easy and stunning. 

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I hoped you've enjoyed today's card share and found some inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting. 

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Challenge Reminder: Colors Of Autumn
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#74 Colors Of Autumn!  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty using colors of Autumn... reds, yellows, oranges, and everything in between.  Not feeling like a color challenge?  That's ok.. how about some fall foliage, pumpkins, apples, gourds, and cornstalks?  Maybe some whittle fall critters?  Gobble gobble!!!  Just like the bounty of the harvest, there are lots of possibilities! Link up your projects... cards, tags, home decor, and more!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project!

To help give you some inspiration, I created my card using the Maple Leaf Side Strips and Stencil. I die cut it out of white cardstock and then used the stencil to color in the leaves using some fall ink colors and a blending brush. Then adhered the white panel to the front of an off white card base.

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For the sentiment, I used the Luscious Script Hello and cut it out using some orange foiled paper.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on November 27 to link up your design HERE!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on December 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  I can't wait to see what you make!
Nadine

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Challenge Reminder: Colors of Autumn
by Kim Singdahlsen

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The current Poppystamps challenge is Colors of Autumn. I love all the colors of autumn - along with the cooler temperatures and frosty mornings!!  It's my favorite season! I decided to use a variety of autumn leaves on the fabulous Bird House Pop Up Easel set.

All of these dies are just fabulous.  There's amazing detail on the various leaves and berries - I used the Whittle Oak Leaf on top and groupings of Garden Leaves and Berries and Orchard Leaves.  (The pine sprigs are in the Bird House set.)

I have wanted to play with the Bird House since it showed up in my mailbox. It's actually from the Christmas release and with other dies that come with it - you can add snow!  I love the details like the embossing to show the strips of wood and the lines around the doorway. While I will definitely be doing a Christmas version of this, it struck me that I could make the bird a Blue Jay (vs. a Christmas cardinal) and make it a fall card.

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I did start the process with a bit of trepidation - I don't do many dimensional projects.  I looked at all the dies in the set and wasn't quite sure how it worked, so I searched this blog for "easel" and got enough hints to put it together, so let me lay it all out here for you.  (FYI - just two days ago, Nancy posted a gorgeous Christmas version of this card and she used a slightly different method!)

First cut the big die which is the base and the back - it Z-folds like shown.  The base will show on your card so make sure the good part of the die cut is up when you fold it.  Also cut the two front dies (or at least the bottom one.)  I did the bottom one in a darker brown as an accent.

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Add adhesive to the small part of the z-fold on the base.  That's going to adhere to the back of the front piece (it's not as confusing as it sounds). You want to adhere it so it lines up with the base.  On the picture on the right, the outer kraft color is the base, the next two layers up are the front. 

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When you are done, this is how it works.  See how the little z-fold is stuck to the back of the front!!  It will stand like the picture on the right - you just have to adhere something there (I used a sentiment, but another leaf - or anything that creates a stopper for the top to rest against.

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Then have fun decorating your house!!

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The best part of this - it folds flat so you can mail it and it fits in a regular card envelope.

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Nov 2020I hope to see you playing along with the Colors of Autumn!!

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Happy Harvest.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, This card is not something I normally make! Harvest/Fall design. Thought this "Twisted Tree Oval" die, perfect for these card designs.

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I cut a 3"  X 6.3/4 inch black card, placed the Twisted tree Oval central and near the top, ran it through my die cutting machine, trimmed as close as I could to the oval, adhered to Memory Box orange paper, used foam pads to give the tree height, matted this onto another black card..

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found the center:  and cut straight up to  1.1/2 inch with scissors: next using scissors  cut a diagonal from left and right to create the upside down V..

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I cut the Pumpkins in white card, coloured with pens, Orange & Red :green for the storks 

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Simple Lantern has been cut from the oval: Poppystamp Pumpkin Patch stamps, for the sentiments, few random falling leaves around the tree, these I have done in black and orange ink, tiny little dots on the white card to take the plainness off.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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PSC#74 Colors of Autumn

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #73 Think Pink is Kartenwind

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Birthday Wishes - Crafting with Jeanne.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just 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!

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PSC#74 Colors of Autumn - The seasons are changing fast!  Sweater weather is ON!   This month we're looking for all the colors of Autumn... reds, yellows, oranges and everything in between.  Not feeling like a color challenge?  That's ok.. how about some fall foliage, pumpkins, apples, gourds and cornstalks?  Maybe some whittle fall critters?  Gobble gobble!!!  Just like the bounty of the harvest, there's lots of possibilities! Link up your projects... card, tags, home decor and more!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Hello Autumn Card by Nadine Carlier

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on November 27 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on December 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

2 Halloween Cards
by Nancy Penir

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Can you believe it's the end of October? And that means it's time for one of of our favorite holidays... Halloween!

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How about a couple of too cute cards with some of Poppy's new dies! Hope you added some of these to your stash.

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Have you seen the new Whittle Monsters? Too cute to spook!

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A very simple card, rather graphic in style using the monsters with new 'Boo' die.

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So easily die cut with the new glitter cardstock. I cut the bottom boo with green glitter card stock and the top with purple. But what to do with the reverse colors? Create another card of course!

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Love the curly spider web. It's part of Poppy's Clear Stamp set,  Halloween Ingredients.

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The pumpkins are cut from Rinea foil paper. These 2 are going to a couple of grandsons, together with some candy treats.

You all have a Happy, safe Halloween. Take care my friends!

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