20 posts categorized "Birds"

09/26/2019

Thu 26

Blog Blitz Window Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here with a window Christmas card I created for the Poppystamps Winter/Holiday Blog Blitz.  I used several of the new 2019 Holiday release dies on my card.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to see how you can WIN the Cottage Window die that I used on my card.

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To create the background, I ran a brown ink over a woodgrain embossing folder and then embossed a tan piece of cardstock. Then I die cut out the Cottage Window in brown cardstock, added some foam tape to the back of the window frame and attached a piece of white cardstock and then more foam tape to the back and adhered it to the front of my card. The shutters of the window I added some foam tape and slide them behind the frame of the window. 

I die cut out the dove from the Dove and Olive Branch and two of Holiday Mistletoes from white cardstock. Then colored the mistletoes with some Copic markers and airbrushed some light grey Copic onto the dove. The olive branch from the Dove and Olive Branch, I cut several times using green cardstock.  The Christmas Tree in the window, I cut out using the Whittle Trees die that is from the 2018 Holiday release.

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And now the part you've been waiting for.  The prize for today is the Cottage Window Die.

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And here are all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. 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 October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

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 October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  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 don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT!! (You have to comment to win!!!) :)
Nadine   

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08/31/2019

Sat 31

Party Animal Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello there Poppystamps fans! Nadine here and I am sharing a fun party animal card with you today.  When I was trying to figure out what to make I saw this scrap piece of burlap sitting on my table and I immediately thought it would make a fun background for the cute Poppystamps Whittle animal dies.  I have never used burlap on a card like this before, it was pretty easy to do I just cut it into a square and adhered it down.

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I die cut out the Weeping Willow Branch in dark green cardstock and adhered it to top of the card over the burlap.  For the Whittle Monkey, I die cut him out in dark brown cardstock and also a beige cardstock, cut out his face, tummy, and ears from the beige cardstock and adhered them to the dark brown. Then I wrapped his tail around the vine of the Weeping Willow.

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For the Whittle Lion and the Whittle Tiger, I cut them both out in yellow-orange color cardstock and used my Copic markers to color them in a little.  The Whittle Tiger I decided to have her sit on the larger of the two Whittle Mounds.

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I then cut out the Whittle Oval Wood Frames, once using dark brown cardstock and again using white cardstock.  I used the dark brown for the frame itself and used the inner part from the white to stamp the sentiment "Have Fun You Party Animal" from the Whittle Everyday Stamp Set.  Then die cut some of the Cheery Cardinals and adhered them around the frame on the Weeping Willow Branch.

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After I adhered all the Whittle Animals on my card I felt it still needed a little more so got out my airbrush machine and airbrushed on some Copics on the burlap, animals, and sentiment.  Then my card was complete! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!
Nadine

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07/17/2019

Wed 17

Challenge Reminder, Animal Kingdom
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there , I made this card for the:  Animal Kingdom Poppystamps Challenge. The birds just seemed to go best with the light and airy poppies .  I used Poppystamps Whittle birds ( so sweet ) and Garden Poppy Stitched Frame. This was simple and easy to create and sometimes simple is best , lets say for sympathy or thinking of you cards.

 

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I taped the die onto the panel then glued the paned to a pretty blue panel that then went on top of my white card base.  I was going to add a sentiment  but then thought this could go into a notecard set and best to leave blank until the person knows what the occasion will be. I think it could be used for lots of occasions.

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Thanks so much for the visit today ! Hope to see you play along for a chance to win. Happy almost weekend .

 

 

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06/02/2019

Sun 02

Rainbow Distress Peaceful Dove
By Jeanne Jachna

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I'm sharing three cards today that all feature a rainbow distress background that would look great with  just about any dies in your collection.
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I recently purchased some Yoseng make up brushes from Amazon.  They are very reasonably priced (compared to stencil brushes) so I thought I'd give them a try.  They are amazing!  The ink goes on in less than half the time and the results are soft and line free.   The brushes come in many different sizes and I wasn't sure what would be best so I bought a variety pack.   The large are great for distressing large areas (half or entire card front)  but if you want to work with stencils or ink smaller spaces you'll want to use a smaller brush.   The one I used for this panel is the 1 3/8" head.   You will have to experiment to see what size works best for you.  I have one brush for each color family (red, yellow, orange etc.) and haven't had to wash them yet.  When I want to switch to a lighter color I simply brush on a piece of scrap paper until all the ink is off the brush.    When your panel is to your liking you can splatter it with water if you like.
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This card was made with the Peaceful Dove Collage cut from a piece of white card stock and then layered over a rainbow distress ink panel.   I trimmed the edges so the rainbow colors peek out around the edges of the panel too! 
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For my second card I cut the Peaceful Dove die from a distress inked panel to create a shaker.   I adhered acetate to the back of the die cut window, placed adhesive foam tape around the opening, filled it with sequins and then topped it with some card stock before adhering the panel to the card base.   The die cut dove is fixed in place with glue over the acetate.
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After I cut out that beautiful dove I couldn't throw it away!  So I made one more!
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I painted stripes of distress ink on a watercolor panel and then topped it with the Peaceful Dove I cut to create the shaker card above. 
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These came together easy and their packed with rainbow color!  What a great way to surprise someone "just because" and say "hello"!
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Cards Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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05/16/2019

Thu 16

Art Deco Peacock
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

I am so happy that you have joined us here today! I have a project that I am really proud of, this beautiful Plumed Peacock and Deco Victor Square, all done in shiny foil paper. I love the crisp Art Deco look that emerged after I framed the Plumed Peacock inside the Deco Victor Square. Take a look!

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Arranging the Peacock in the frame is really quite easy, but the intricate paper piecing of the peacock and the details in the plumage is not for the faint of heart. Here's a little peek at this work in progress.

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I cut the peacock in multiple shades of foil paper in emerald green, teal, and royal blue, and then went to work fitting together the feathers and eyes with craft tweezers. Then I added the pieces of the frame that I wanted to shine, and finished it all with the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I hadn't realized how sleek and elegant the peacock looked until I saw it finished in the frame in the perfect Art Deco combination!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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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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04/14/2019

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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04/10/2019

Wed 10

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget that there is a monthly challenge running currently on the blog titled "Blooming Garden". You can create any project following the theme, just include at least one Poppystamps product and submit the photo of your project for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

 

I created white card with white garden! My garden is poppies! So tender and beaty! 

I added gold glitter and some pink for desert!

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Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!

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04/06/2019

Sat 06

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings and Happy Spring to all! I have a trio of Spring/Easter cards for you today, with background designer paper I made with Poppystamps new Picnic Plaid. 

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Once I got this generously sized plaid stamp into my Misti, it was hard to stop! As you can see, I used pastels and knew I wanted to create Easter cards.

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I used 2 main dies, coloring only one main image and mixing colors with my Distress Oxides.

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My tip for the day: use Q-tips for small spaces, and mix colors for a marbled look. It works great! Notice how I added pink to the bunny's cheeks and ears.

Easy breezy to get a soft pastel pink just where you want it with a Q-tip.

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3 cards, easily done with a fun plaid stamp, and plenty of papers left over to do more!

Have a great weekend!

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02/27/2019

Wed 27

Hello Peeps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Peeps!

Are you ready for spring? I sure am ready to say hello to one of my favorite spring peeps with a bright and breezy greeting card! take a look!

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I just love the happy face on this sweet little Chick and Egg die cut! It pairs beautifully with the row of tulips from the Easter Chicks Clear Stamp and Die Set! Add a Big Luxe Hello and you are ready to welcome spring!

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I kept this card very CAS by starting with a card base and the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom, then stamped the tulips with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the tulips and leaves with copic markers. When they were completely dry, I cut out the tulip row with the matching die cut, which worked like a dream! I may not have mentioned this before, but I became a member of the Poppystamps design team because I honestly believe that Poppystamps are the best stamps and dies in the world! I am never disappointed with their amazing quality! 

Once your have all your cuts, adhere them onto your card base and pop them in the mail! Don't forget the envelope too! These cheerful spring tulips will brighten up any plain white envelope in just a few minutes!

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! We have more great inspiration and ideas to share, as well as this brand new release you have been seeing sneak peeks from all week! Come back for more!

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