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22 posts categorized "Birgit Norton"

Corner Shop Pop-Up Easel Card
by Birgit Norton

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I would love to live in a world where the streets are lined with darling shops like this!  Wouldn't you?  Birgit here with you today sharing a pop-up easel card using Corner Shoppe Pop-up Easel Set as well as coordinating die sets from the latest release.  Let's jump right in to the details!

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To begin with, I cut the pop-up die panel out of 80# white cardstock and folded on both of the score lines, to create the easel part of the card.

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Next, cut one card front panel and adhere it to the small flap of the easel, using a strong double sided tape or liquid glue.  Now, let the fun begin!  Let's build the shop.

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I cut the store front out of a piece of blue cardstock from the 6x6 Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock.  I love the weight and thickness of this cardstock and it cuts like butter using Poppystamps dies.  

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I cut the detail pieces of the shop out of white cardstock and added color using Distress inks and blending brushes.  A helpful tip:  keep your cardstock pieces inside the dies, to use them as stencils.  Poppystamps is brilliant in their designs!  

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Next, I cut elements from Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles and colored them using my copic markers.  I then arranged all of the planters using liquid glue. 

IMG_6776Now it's time to decorate the shop!  

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A card like this deserves special attention on the inside, so I added a piece of decorative paper from my scrap bin and cut a white cardstock square to give the easel something to rest against to hold the easel open.  For a finishing touch, I added the window box from the set.  It adds a nice detail but leaves plenty of space for me to personalize this beautiful card.  

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Here's a pictures that shows the completed easel card in action.

IMG_6774I had so much fun building this flower shop easel card!  I hope you'll give it a try!

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Geranium Gatefold & Challenge Reminder
by Birgit Norton

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Good morning Poppystamps friends!  Birgit here with you today sharing a card to remind you of the current challenge that's going on right now, themed "Bloom Where You're Planted".
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I enjoyed bringing out some older dies that are still available in the store, hoping to inspire you to pull out those older supplies and use them.  

For my card, I brought out Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set and Picket Tall Curve Borders. 
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I cut the flowers out of Blush 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and the leaves out of Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock.  I added colored details and depth using copic markers.   I added sugared glitter to the outside edge of the flower petals and added Fairy Jewels to the centers of each of the flowers.


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On each of the gatefold flaps, I added a piece of cardstock from the Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and cut the Picket Tall Curve Borders out of the same color, adding them to both flaps.  This gives the look of a garden trellis in the background.  I added a white cardstock oval, gluing it to the left flap and adhered the geraniums, covering the oval.  

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I so enjoyed bringing out the tried and true dies that never go out of style for this challenge.  These geraniums are gorgeous in any color and they're so easy to assemble.   I hope I've inspired you today with this lovely geranium card.

Want to play along? 

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The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up HERE at the Challenge blog. 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. 

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Corner Shop Wooden Cart
by Birgit Norton

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Hello there Poppystamps friends, Birgit here with you today to share this sweet card featuring the Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles from the latest release.

IMG_6750To begin with, here is a list of dies I chose to use in today's project.  I cut all of the elements out of #80 white cardstock.

IMG_6752I colored all of the elements from the Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles using copic markers and then assembled them as shown here, using liquid glue.

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For the background, I cut a piece of printed paper from the 6x6 Glimmering Gladiola paper stack using the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames and mounted it over a piece of coordinating cardstock from the 6x6 Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock pack.  I cut the Scalloped Pinpoint Rings out of white cardstock and blended on a bit of color using Tumbled Glass DOX ink.

IMG_6754Next, I glued the wooden cart and floral elements onto the Scalloped Pinpoint Rings circle.

IMG_6759I added the butterflies from Bunches of Butterflies using two layers, folding up the wings for added dimension.

IMG_6757To finish the card off, I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Banners and cut it using the coordinating straight banner die and glued it to the bottom of the card.

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PSC#116 Bloom Where You Are Planted

Challenge BadgeWelcome 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 Challenge PSC#115 Look Out The Window is The P'UPS Truck - By Stella!  

324f3cea36cc50f4a1e78055a9ad4236The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is #5 Butterflies Melanie Lightbody

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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!

2024-05PSC#116 Bloom Where You Are Planted - In our little corner of the world we're seeing farmers markets, nurseries and home improvement stores stocking up with flower baskets, shrubs and vegetable seedlings.  Are you getting your garden ready?  Maybe you're thinking about selecting the annual basket you bring Mom for Mother's Day.  This time we want to see flowers and foliage.   We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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.

Donna Phelan will be Birgit Norton's guest designer in May, for the Bloom Where You're Planted challenge. Donna and I have served for many years on the same design team. She's always been an inspiration to me.

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Blog:  Crafting By The Beach

Hello! I have been a card maker since 2007 and find so much joy in creating AND sending Happy Mail!  I live on beautiful Old Cape Cod with my Hubby of almost 36 years. We have an amazing daughter and son-in-law and 2 fabulous little granddaughters, Penny 6 and Evie 2 months. Penny is becoming quite the card maker! (finally, someone to leave my craft room to lol). And as soon as Evie can hold a Copic, I'll get her hooked too! I retired last December and my number one project is to clean/purge/organize my craft room--wish me luck! I am very happy to be Guest Designing here at Poppystamps! So FUN!!! And if I had to describe my card making style I would say.....eclectic.....I do a little bit of it all! Thanks for having me!

 
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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 May 28  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on June 1!!    

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

 

 

Amazing Whittle Giraffe!
by Birgit Norton

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Howdy~ho Poppystamps friends!  I have the cuuuuutest card to share with you today, featuring the fun Whittle Racing Giraffe Kit.  Do you see a little sneak peek behind the scenes?  Lets jump right in and I'll give you all the details.

IMG_6327I knew I wanted to use the Whittle Racing Giraffe Kit, so I cut the giraffes out of a piece of pale yellow cardstock from the 6x6 Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock pad.  I cut the tree pieces and the clouds out of a piece of white cardstock that had been previously embossed with a large polka dot pattern, which I found in my box of scraps.  I added color to each of the pieces using Copic markers on the giraffes and tree trunk and Distress Oxide inks on the clouds and tree canopies.  (I had cut two of the canopies).  Now what to do with the background??

IMG_6326I was a bit perplexed on what to do for a background until I came across the Nordic Flower Heads from the spring release.  I cut them out three times using soft yellow and soft orange from the same 6x6 Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock pad, and a piece of cream colored cardstock from my scrap box.  I commenced to laying the flowers out in a random pattern, trying to mix up the colors as much as I could, while covering the front of an A2 sized card.  I snipped off the flower pieces that were overhanging the sides and cut a piece of vellum that measured 4"x5 1/4" and glued it to the top of the flowery background.

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Next, I glued the scenery pieces onto the front of the card, over the vellum layer.  I cut both the wavy and straight banners from the Sentimental Banners set out of white cardstock and had to decide which of the wonderful sentiments I was going to use. 

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I finally setting on "You are Amazing".  

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I think this card turned out so fun!

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Nordic Butterfly Trio
by Birgit Norton

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Hello Poppy friends, Birgit here with you today with a different take on using the Nordic Butterfly Trio from the spring release.

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I started by cutting the Nordic Butterfly Trio out of a piece of script paper that I found in my scrap bucket.

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I then layered the butterflies, gluing them down through the center, bending the wings up to give them dimension.

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Next, I embossed a piece of pale blue cardstock from the 6x6 Vintage Patel Mirror Pad using the Cheerful Floral Embossing Folder which you can find here

IMG_6241I mounted the embossed mirror panel to an A2 sized card and glued the butterflies onto the flowers.  The details on this 3D embossing folder is phenomenal on this mirror cardstock!

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I then added these photo corners that were cut using a die from the Basic Junk Journal Set, to finish the card.

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