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Foil and Cut Die Sets from Poppystamps
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, Poppystamps friends! Are you a fan of foiling? Well you're going to love today's post. I want to introduce one of Poppystamps' newest: Foil and Cut Die sets. 

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The Foil and Cut sets let you foil the image onto cardstock, and then die them perfectly.

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Birthday Wishes set has 3 foil and Cut sentiments. 

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Nothing else captures the professional look of foiling, and Poppystamps Poe Script is both elegant and decorative.

I've paired my foiled die cut with the new Brilliant Geraniums. One of my favorite spring flowers.

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I have geraniums in all colors and shapes in my garden. The new die set allows you to add petals and pop them up with layering... so many creative possibilities!

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First die cut in white cardstock, I sponge inked the leaves and petals, and then added some depth with colored pencils. I bent up the top layers of petals, and then added colored dewdrops in the centers.

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If you enjoy foiling, see this and other new Foil and Cut Die Sets in the Poppystamps store. Be warned, you won't want to stop with one set!

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Have a wonderful, crafty weekend!

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Challenge Reminder #91: Add Texture
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! Hope your spring is full of sunshine and bright with color. Nancy here and I'm posting to remind you of our Challenge this month, 'Add Texture'. 

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There are so many ways to add texture to your projects and cards, and I'm going to show you one of favorites. I'm sure you're all familiar with this, but just in case, here's a reminder. 

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The Memory Box family has several deep pocket embossing folders, which add great impressions when run through your machines. I love to roll on further texture with a brayer and ink pads. It's a rather a reverse emboss, and the color is applied onto the standup portions of the folder.

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Lots of depth as well as texture on the background. But I didn't stop there. Layers, glitter paper, lifting die cut petals, and rhinestones also add texture. 

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A closeup of the flowers lets you see detailed copic shading, and the addition of glitter drops and rhinestones.

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The unicorn's crown wreath is also added texture, built from tiny posies, and leaves.

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What's your favorite texture to use? We'd love to see it!

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!

Have a wonderful week! 

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Happiness Blooms
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Poppystamps friends.  Happy April to you all.  Marybeth Lopez  here with you today sharing a card with some pretty blooms. I used the newest Poppystamps dies : Flower Field Corner and cut it twice so that I could cut the second one apart. ( darker color) I also used the larger Potpourri Flower Set ad used the smaller blooms, also cut out twice for extra blooms in the patterned paper .

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I simply layered some of the blooms on top of the darker color and also snipped the Corner die so that I could add a few more of the larger leaves around the circle . The Pinpoint Circle Frame from memory box is an older die but always one of my favorites. You could also use any of the circle dies if you don't have this one, or a square.

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I cut the top panel and to raise it up I also cut some fun foam and the another piece of paper to stamp my sentiment one. I used Poppystamps , newest set called Colorful Life, all listed and linked below.

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In the center and around the blooms I used Open Studio Fairy Jewels ( Christmas) for the color. The Fairy Jewels are also self adhesive and so easy to use.

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I had so much fun layering these blooms and making them my own. (you can too). I hope I have inspired you to head to the craft room and or do some fun shopping. Or using what you have and make a few changes to you bloom dies.

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I will be making more of these in different colors in the future. Have a wonderful peaceful week.

Let not, your hearts, be troubled.

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PSC#91 Add Texture

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 #90 Pretty Papers is Donna Phelan

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

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!

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PSC#91 Add Texture!  Looking for an easy way to take your cards from ordinary to EXTRA-ordinary?  Just add a little contrasting texture!  We want you to go beyond smooth cardstock - add some dimension with contrasting textures like paste, embossing powders, embossing folders,  or with the addition of fabric or ribbon to make a big impression.       What a great opportunity to use something you already have or to try something new. like foundry wax or  glitz gels and glazes.  The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.   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.

Meet our April Guest Cindy Chiu Who was selected by Sue from our Design Team!    Cindy is a fellow Canadian crafter who loves making floral cards that have a clean design. She isn't afraid to try new techniques and likes to incorporate ink, paint and other media into her cards! Love that! Stop by and see her thoughtful and pretty projects!

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Cindy Chiu

Blog:  Escape To Stamping

Instagram: @esctostampin

Hello, I am a transplanter from Hong Kong, have been living in Canada for over 40 years. I am retired from being programmer analyst and spend most of my time paper crafting. I am addicted, I know!! LOL I also like making travel album and lately venturing into mix-media projects. I find my inspirations from challenge blogs, and Pinterest. But sometimes, when I am really stumped, I picked a product and start from there.

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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 April 27 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on May 1!!    

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

 

Embossing Folder Sunflower
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello. Marybeth Lopez  with you today sharing a card using memory box 3D Embossing Folder beautiful sunflower, and Poppystamps : Splendid Happy Birthday.

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I embossed the sunflower on a few colors of card stock and then fussy cut it out. As you can see I left some of the flat edged around the sunflower. It was very easy to cut out and I always find fussy cutting very relaxing.

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I was going to have the yellow flower be the shadow but decided to cover it, you could leave some of it showing. I think for my next card I will have some of the darker color showing.

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I used some distressed oxide ink and a blender brush to add a bit of color to the edges of the sunflower. I also did a bit of blending on the back  to make sure the edges were covered.

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I decided last minute to add a bit of sparkle to the bloom with light touches of chunky glitter. I want this card to bring some joy and happiness in a very sad time.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you are looking for a sunflower to make a card with , this is a wonderful one, maybe you already have it. 

My God's peace be with you all. 

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Best Wishes
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday crafters, Sue here with an easel card that’s perfect for the guy in your life. I have a hard time making masculine cards but with the right colour choices and the addition of a little plaid you can be well on your way for a more masculine project.

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Today I’m using the Bird House Pop Up Easel Die set. This set can make a card that has a wintry feel but if you leave off the snowy borders these dies are great all year long.

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I chose to use colours from the Fresh Aqua Paper Pad and found a plaid patterned paper that matched perfectly. I really like the little bit of plaid peeking out around the edges of the house, it adds some whimsy to the design.

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The cardinal was die cut from red paper and I added a bit of dark red ink around the edges to add depth.

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Instead of my usual white card base I went with cream to go along with the cream stripes in the plaid. I stamped the sentiment in the bird house door and added another sentiment on the inside of the card. This one is popped up so it can keep the easel card standing up.

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This card mails flat in an A2 envelope, which I love! You can easily turn this into a pretty spring card by using pastel papers and embellishing the bird house with flowers and leaves. It’s such a versatile die set to have in your stash. Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

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