16 posts categorized "Birds"

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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01/21/2019

Mon 21

Valentine's Release Blog Blitz: Comment and Win!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

I really love the Poppy releases because YOU and we (DT) are so happy with new diecuts and stamps!!!!

Today with me, you can win Whittle Elephant!!!!!!!! Comment, we love read you!!!!!!

Come to the Online Store too, our Valentine's release is spectacular!!!!!! You can see the new release in the store here. 

1My card, for me, is so sweet jiji I use Distress Oxide for background and all dies obviously are from Poppy!!!!! I love stars and stitches!!!! I Love colors and I stamped with mint and rose the quote...

2Next picture is a sweetness, owls are so so so beautiful!!!!

3Remember: The blog blitz runs from January 9-21. 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 January 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.  

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 by 12am US EST January 26

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 28.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post! 

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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11/07/2018

Wed 07

Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Marybeth here today to share how I made my Challenge Inspiration , fall thank you card.

I used so many of the new Poppystamps darling dies,: Doodle Thank You,Whittle Oak Leaf,

Whittle Owl and Whittle Wood Frames. 

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After cut the leaves out I added a bit more water and used many other colors. ( this is the only picture I took)

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I cut this Whittle Owl out twice once for the body ( darker) and then again ( lighter ) for the face.

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I love the deep purple for the fall! The envelope is from Brich Press Design.

 

 

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This is the back side showing how I add my fun foam. I add the tape then the strips of fun foam and cut where needed.

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 Thanks so much for the visit today! Don't forget to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge for a chance to win!

 

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10/15/2018

Mon 15

Blog Blitz Fall Thank You Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here and welcome to the Holiday Happenings 2018 Blog Blitz!  Not only is this my first post with Poppystamps, but you also have a chance to win some new dies. Everyone likes to win prizes, right? All the details on how you can win are listed below at the end of my post.

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I used several different dies for my card.  For the outer frame, I used the largest die from the Pointed Rectangle Frame Die Set and for the leaves, I used the Whittle Maple Leaf & the Whittle Oak Leaf dies. 

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The pumpkins and owl are so cute! I die cut them out with some Rinea Foiled Paper using the Whittle Owl and Whittle Pumpkins Dies and layered them up on the Birch Stitched Frame Die.  Then added a quick sentiment using the Give Thanks Brushed Die but only used the thanks part of the die set. 

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 Want to know exactly how I created my card and colored the leaves? Watch my video below...

Ready to find out how you can win some dies? Here on my post, you have a chance to win the Whittle Pumpkins Die Set!

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. 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 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. The winners will be announced on this blog on October 24. Good luck and don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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08/25/2018

Sat 25

Believe
by Jeanne Jachna

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I know you love to craft or you wouldn't be here reading this blog.  Sometimes you might not feel so inspired to create.  To get my crafty mojo in gear I usually look on line for different challenges to play.    You can find so many different card challenges to play - sketch challenges where the layout is already decided for you, color challenges, challenges by theme,  challenges inspired by photos, and how about his one from The Library Challenge?  

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

No you don't have to read the book.  You're asked to create based on the slip cover, the story or even the title.  Here's what I made...

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I was smitten with the clean graphic design of the cover.  It's the same reason I love die cuts.. the crisp clean lines and the contrast you can achieve using them.
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I cut the Peaceful Dove die from orange card stock  and then a second time from charcoal card stock.  I trimmed the orange panel and then layered it over a black card stock panel. 
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I added a white die cut Believe Loose Script Sentiment to mimic the white title on the book.
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The sun was created cutting circles in various shades of yellow and stacking them on top of each other.

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I adhered the sun in a similar position as the book cover.

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So don't let your lack of enthusiasm get the best of you!  Take some time and try some new challenges.  There's lots to find, and before you know it you'll be back to your crafty self! 

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