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Happy Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there, hope you are all doing well , finding lots of crafty time .  Marybeth Lopez  here today with a  bright Poppystamps Birthday card. Using some older and new dies.

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Not sure if you can see in the photo above...  the dots of glue  that I used to adhere three layers of the : Happy Birthday die . I cut two layers in cardstock and the top layer in foil from , memory mox linked below. See how tiny the tip of my glue is.

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I love the variety of 6 x6 paper packs available from Poppystamps and memory box.

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I used the stitched rectangles dies (linked below) the center layer is blended with oxide inks and my blending brush. The beautiful plaid is coral and greens with bits of gold foil , that's why I did the top layer in very light gold-ish foil. I love the simplicity of this card and yet it is full of brightens and happy colors.

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I hope you find some time in to craft and be happy. God bless you all.

Take care

Marybeth

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Intricate Butterflies
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a slimline card that is fairly quick to make when time is of the essence.

I started by die cutting the Leafy Vines Slim Plate from white cardstock and attaching it to my white card base. I like the simple elegance of tone-on-tone die cuts.

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Next I took the Intricate Butterflies and die cut two sizes (there are 4 to choose from) from white cardstock and inked them with Distress Inks. The large butterfly was inked with a darker shade of the same hue as the smaller butterfly.

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I sprayed the butterflies with shimmer spray and they sparkle so beautifully (the photo doesn't capture it)! Then I  layered them and I added a black gem to the body centre.

For contrast I decided to die cut the Brilliant Rings from black cardstock, added those to the card base with foam tape then adhered the butterflies to the rings. I really like how the colourful butterflies pop against the black!

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I took two separate sentiments from the Birch Press Blooming Spring stamp set and used them for my card. The stamp for the top sentiment actually reads “sending you hugs this” but I didn’t ink up “this” and now the two sentiments “sending you hugs, happiness and joy” work well together.

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I always enjoy making butterfly cards, I feel they work for many occasions and if you are ever stuck for a card design, repeating the same elements over is a great choice.

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Wishing everyone a crafty week!

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Quick and Simple Birthday Card
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends, Sue here with a quick and simple card.

Sometimes it’s okay to make more complicated and time consuming cards and sometimes you need to have a card come together quickly. Today it’s all about the simple card.

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If I break down this card design it’s 3 dies to make the background, 1 die for the sentiment and 1 die for embellishments. But you can easily change it and only use 2 of the dies for the background or leave out the flower embellishments, making it an even quicker card design.

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To make the card come together quickly I went with a monochromatic colour scheme. All I had to do was pick one colour, purple, and by using the Memory Box Twilight Purple Paper Pack the 4 complementary shades are already chosen for me.

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I die cut the 3 background dies, adhered them together and attached them to my card base.

The Happy Birthday Flourish was die cut from white cardstock for a bit of contrast.

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I used the small blooms from the Floral Cluster to add to the sentiment flourish and added some black gems to the flower centres.

Card done.

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I love it when a card comes together so easily!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great crafty week!

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Layered Backgrounds.
by Pam Simpson

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Simply yet effective using Background plates from Poppystamps together..Gorgeous colour  Glitter Paper from Memory Box  Glitter Pad. Graceful Garden.

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Look how these two background plate`s look together, Lattice Plate using white card and double diamond lattice plate, using glitter card. I have adhered these together 

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Card size 5 inch x 7 inch..this is the size of the finished card, I am using Pinpoint Half ring to create a border as well as using the cut out.

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3 mm thick double sided 3 d foam, around the rectangle.

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Main card..Adhere the frame with 3 d foam ..next  using wet glue (pva) place the  center panel inside..hope you agree how pretty these background panels look together.

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This touch of black, really makes the pink and white pop! Sentiment Memory Box. Big and Little Reverse Words,  Versafine Onyx black ink..cut with the matching die. Grosgrain bow. Orchard leaves in green card.

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I did not want to waste my glitter cutout diamonds, random placed in the background,..

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Hope I have given you some ideas to use background cutting plates, sure you`ll find many more uses for them..

Thank you for stopping by Pam xx

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I Heart You!!! A Beautiful card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

This Whittle Card, with a Giant Panda, makes my heart beat!!!!! Look!!!!!

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Very loving, right?

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When I discovered that we can cut any diecut in white cardboard, and we can decorate it in our own style, I fell in love!!!!!

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Hearts, glitter, lovely papers!!!!! All here is beautiful!!!!!

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Squirrel and Panda, they are so cute!!!!!!

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Hope you like!!!!

Kisses!!!!

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Easter Shaker Card
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hello, crafty friends! I decided to play along with this month's challenge theme - Shake it Up - and create some Easter inspiration featuring products from the newest release! I knew I wanted the shaker element to stand out the most, so I decided to create a textured, white on white background.

Card panel. To start my card, I began creating the front panel. With the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate, I die cut a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of heavyweight, white cardstock. I trimmed this panel down to 3.75 x 5 inch to allow for a border. The pierced texture provides subtle detail and interest to the background.

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To build up the background detail, I decided to create my own scattered pattern of "decorated Easter eggs". I die cut several eggs from the Half A Dozen Eggs die set using the second smallest egg. To "decorate" my eggs, I used the Wave Trio die set to cut several strips of white paper in various shapes and widths. I adhered the strips onto each egg with liquid glue and then arranged and glued my eggs randomly on the panel. I trimmed any pieces of the egg that were hanging over. I backed the panel with a foam sheet for added dimension.

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Shaker. Next, I created my shaker element. I cut the base of the shaker with the second largest egg die from light blue paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. This shimmering cardstock is so pretty and has a beautiful rainbow of pastel colors perfect for spring cards. Using the same paper, I made a frame for my shaker from the second largest egg die and one size smaller. Behind my frame, I glued a piece of acetate and a double layer of thin foam tape for the shaker walls. I piled on some shaker bits in the middle of my base, and then adhered the top portion ensuring the eggs were aligned perfectly. I used strong liquid adhesive to glue the shaker to my card front. For some extra Easter embellishment, I die cut the rabbits from Spring Bunnies. I splattered the bunnies with a little silver, metallic watercolor, and glued one to the front and one inside the card. I added a small bow with string from my stash to the bunny on the front.

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Sentiment. To create my sentiment, I die cut the Splendid Happy Easter die out of heavyweight white card stock four times and once from light teal paper from the Fresh Aqua Collection paper pad. I used liquid glue to adhere the layers together. Liquid glue allows me wiggle room to ensure the letters are lined up perfectly. I love dimensional sentiments because it helps the sentiment pop on the card and adds stability to withstand going through the mail.

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Card base. For my card base, I cut and folded an A2 sized, side-folding card base from heavyweight white cardstock. On top of my card base, I layered a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack. Finally, I adhered all of my card pieces together, gluing the sentiment at the bottom on the card. Hope you're inspired to make your own Easter cards using the new spring release from Poppystamps! Happy crafting!

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