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33 posts categorized "Birds"

Spring Into Spring
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Thanks so much for dropping by our Poppystamps blog today! The snow is finally moving out and sunny spring days are moving in. Let's celebrate with a bright spring card. Take a look!

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To create this happy hummingbird scene, I started with the Wavy Long Picket Fence and the Hill and Valley Grass Border, and aligned them to look like a grassy back yard. Then I added a piece of blue card stock behind the fence.

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Once everything was in place, I then cut out my frame in a deeper blue, and framed it exactly where I wanted it to create the scene. Sometimes, you want to see more grass in front, and other times, more sky above. Since I knew my focus would be on the hummingbirds, I raised the frame higher up on the grass.

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To make the Little Hummingbirds, I dripped alcohol ink on YUPO paper in shades of green to create this pretty jeweled look, then cut out the hummingbirds. I love the way the colors swirl.

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I added the hummingbirds, and a few bright daisies from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. These dimensional daisies really make my card pop. For the finishing touch, I added a few brand new Memory Box Open Studio Fairy Jewels. You are going to LOVE these!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Good Morning Sunshine
by Michele K. Henderson

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Good Morning Sunshine! Are you ready for spring to arrive? This warm and welcoming card has bright and sunny daisies all nodding their heads to the sun as this little one makes a spring debut!  Take a look!

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Would you believe I only used TWO different Poppystamps die sets to create this pop of freshness? I started with the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set, and just used the oval leafy ring and the background piece for the card base. Then I added loads of bright daisies in an assortment of colors.

 

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Once my daisy ring was created, I added the Chick and Egg and a few sequins and it's ready to go.

 

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Leafy Vines Two Ways
by Kim Singdahlsen

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There are slimline dies in the new spring release at Poppystamps!!  Today I am playing with the Leafy Vines Slim Plate. I had a number of ideas and just couldn't decide whether to use it vertically or horizontally so I did both!

Using it vertically felt like branches for birds.  Earlier this week there was amazing bird song outside my window (I'm in Colorado and it's winter so cheerful chirping birds are very unusual.)  I am lucky enough right now to be working from home so I threw open my window and reveled in the sound.  Also this week people in my neighborhood have been posting pictures of cardinals.  I've never seen a cardinal in Colorado.  The pictures have been so amazing with brilliantly red cardinals sitting on snowy bird feeders.  So you can see I had birds on my mind.

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I used a soft blue background then cut my Chirping Birds out of a variety of bright colors. This was such a fun and cheerful card to make!  The sentiment is also brand new - Happy Birthday Poe Script.  I am very picky about the look of my sentiments and how it fits the card, and I think this is a perfect match.  The sentiment is cut out of black glitter paper in keeping with the celebration.

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Besides branches for birds, I also envisioned a tangle of growth - like wildflowers.  So my next card is horizontal and backed with green which I splattered with white and sparkles to give it a magical, sun-splattered look.

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One of the other amazing new die sets is the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set.  It is stunning done as an easel with all of the layers.  Check out this post by Pam to see all of the amazing detail.  It's a big sets of dies - the easel, the leafy background, multiple flowers and butterflies.  If I'm going to get a big set like this, I want multiple ways to use it.  So for my card, I just used the flowers and butterflies.  I didn't even layer them up like in the linked card by Pam; I kept them looking like simple wildflowers.  I did a loose stripe of flowers/butterflies across the center then used the new Splendid Happy Easter die cut from a new Memory Box glitter pad - Graceful Garden.

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These were very fun cards to make.  I love the cheerful colors of the birds, flowers and butterflies as they play in the vines! Of course, this vine can also be very elegant - see this post by Marybeth.  I look forward to making more cards with the vines and I'll definitely make easel cards with the fern and daisy set.  The spring release is full of gorgeous products!

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Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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Hello everyone! I’m here with a reminder about Poppystamps January Challenge, Monochrome. This has to be one of my favourite colour schemes because I’m not so great at using lots of different colours on one card (unless it’s a rainbow).

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Monochrome is defined as a project created in shades of black and white or in varying tones of one color.  To keep it simple you can create in shades of black white and grey or in ombre shades of any color you like (with the addition of black and white).   You can choose any occasion or event - all types of projects welcome including but not limited to cards, page layouts, tags, gifts, home decor and more!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

For my card I die cut the Winged Bird Collage from white card stock and then die cut the Whittle Spinner Background three times around the bird.

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I took four colours of teal card stock and cut them into ¼” strips and adhered them to the back of the bird. I really love how the stripey colours make the bird pop and seem like it’s flying.

I created a circular frame using two nesting dies from the Circle Basics die set and added that around the focal piece.

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The sentiment is the Doodle Happy Birthday die cut three times from card stock so it’s nice and thick. I thought this would make an excellent masculine card so I didn’t add any embellishments.

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Now it’s your turn to play along with our challenge. 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!

I can’t wait to see your projects!

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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 #75 ABC - Anything But A Card is Darlene!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is SuperStickChick

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!

2021-01PSC#76 - Monochrome - Yes you're seeing that image right.. no need to adjust your screen colors!  LOL!  This month we're looking for monochrome themed projects. 
Monochrome is defined as a project created in shades of black and white or in varying tones of one color.  To keep it simple you can create in shades of black white and grey or in ombre shades of any color you like (with the addition of black and white).   You can choose any occasion or event - all types of projects welcome including but not limited to cards, page layouts, tags, gifts, 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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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 January 27 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on February 1.   

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

Santa's Garden
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a sweet little holiday card taken right from Santa's Garden! It seems as if there's always a reindeer or an elf or a penguin hanging around Santa's yard, trying to catch a few zzzz's before the big trip! I took a few summer garden favorites and turned them into a winter scene. Take a look!

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I started with the Country Garden Wheelbarrow, added Whittle Rudolph, and adhered them with a few foam pop dots. From there, I just cut out a few branches, berries, and leaves in holiday colors to create a winter garden scene.

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I added a big red Mod Poinsettia, and a few embellishments for the reindeer nose and a few Christmas sparkles, to create this simple and sweet garden scene.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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