130 posts categorized "Birthday"

03/05/2019

Tue 05

Blog Blitz Alcohol Inked Greenhouse
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! Are you ready for a Spring Blog Blitz? Lots of new stamps and dies, and plenty of fun techniques from the designers.

Today I have the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame & Stencil to show you. And I've done a card with all alcohol inks die cuts. 

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Alcohol Inks are a fantastic way to add pizzaz to your project. They react with Yupo paper, a shiny surfaced paper, and blending solution to get a wildly colorful, rather agate like pattern, fun result. Here's one way to play with them. First I squirted my blending solution on my yupo paper. Notice it gets messy so protect your surface. Gloves are optional. 

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Next up I added my colors. No rhyme or reason, for this technique just go for it. 

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I then sandwiched a clean piece of yupo paper over my saturated sheet, in a schmooched way, pressing without moving either sheet. The result is a magical blend of wild color!

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Ok, friends, this was way too much fun! As you can see, I played with all color combos. And here's what I did with them:

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A birthday card for someone who loves potted and potting plants! Now there's a stencil that is included with this die. I can't wait to use it too.

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This fabulous die and stencil set is the giveaway to one lucky person. Don't forget to leave a comment today and on each of the blog blitz days for a chance to win. Best of luck to you, and thanks for sticking with me through my little tutorial on alcohol inking. By the way, there are fabulous you tube videos to entice you to trying these inks. 

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The new release is in the store, and the blog blitz runs from Mar. 2nd - the 14th. You have until the 17th to comment. The winners will be announced on the 19th. AND here's a 2nd way for you and a friend you choose to win... Visit us on Instagram, follow us, like the post you want to win, leave a comment and tag a friend. It's that easy!

Other dies I've included are listed below. Have a great week, and hope you enjoy the blitz!

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02/25/2019

Mon 25

Birthday Wishes!
by Robin Tharaldson

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My birthday gate fold card features stamps and dies from Poppystamps Spring Release! The release has several LARGE word dies and I Love them!! They include Sending, Hello, Thanks, You, Hugs and Wishes!! When I saw them I did my happy dance!

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I used the NEW background stamp, Picnic Plaid, to create my panels for the front of my card (another happy dance). I stamped with VersaMark ink,  heat embossed with white embossing powder and used distress inks to sponge onto the panel! A few flicks of black gouache added a bit of interest!

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For my word die cut I cut 3 layers of the word background from Neenah 110# and 2 layers of the word itself from black card stock! After layering them together it created a very strong embellishment to close my card. I used Thin Clear Velcro Fasteners to close my card! The following video will show you just how the Velcro works!!

Thanks for stopping by today! AND be on the lookout, in March, for a Blog Blitz featuring the new release!! You could win one of the products from the Spring Release! 

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01/04/2019

Fri 04

Night Sky
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy New Year to all of you! I made this card with a few dies from Poppystamps . I used Winter Cabin ,Whittle Trees and Pointed Circle Frames.

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I love watercoloring with Peerless  Watercolor sheets from Birch Press Design. The color is so vibrant and can easily be toned down with water .

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This is how my night sky started out. I dried it with my heat gun then added more watercolor until I was happy with the results.

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I loaded my brush with white shimmer paint then made splatters by rubbing my fingernail over the tip of the brush.

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This card could be for anyone but I also think its a great masculine card! 

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and many blessings to you and your families in 2019!

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12/29/2018

Sat 29

Changing Up the Poinsettia
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today. I hope you all had a wonderful  Christmas . I never had a chance to use this beautiful Poinsettia Die from Poppystamps before Christmas so I tried using a different color for a birthday card. 

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I cut two of the smaller blooms from the die set, one to keep whole and one to cut apart.

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The photos don't show too well but I used shimmer pen on top of all the watercoloring for a deeper color.

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This was a simple card to make. I used my zig watercolor pens to color and then shimmer pen. I layered the dies on the card using some foam tape to pop up a few of the blooms and leaves. 

God bless you in the new year!

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07/19/2018

Thu 19

Sending Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I have a card full of sparkle today!

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My card uses a few of Poppy's fabulous dies, and some sponge inking too. I'll show you how I created it.

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Once I have a basic card idea, I get all my diecuts ready. For the Blooming Rose, I inked a scrap of cardstock with Distress Ink  colors before cutting it out.

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I did the same with my tag.

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For the background, I cut the 2 largest frames from the Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frame set.

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This photo shows the sparkle when the light hits the card. Sentiment comes from Magic and Sparkle Clear Stamp set, and the sparkle is embossed with Stampendous Winter Wonderland. To help it stand out a bit, I used a colored pencil to hi-light the letters.

Hope you're inspired to give your card a bit of sparkle and shine. There are so many wonderful products out there.

Sprays, dry glitter, Stickles and Nuvo drops. Take your pick, and add some shiny goodness!

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07/18/2018

Wed 18

Challenge Reminder: Birthday Party
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

This is a  challenge reminder!!!!!

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I invite you to participate in this challenge!!! It's really cool with a theme that we all like: Birthday Party!!!!

I made a card/tag jiji really vibrant and happy!!!!

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I use a lot Poppy diecuts and beautiful Poppy stamps!!!!!

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I use golden aper for my stars!!!! I cut a border really cute and I put glitter!!!!

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I  integrated a shaker with beautiful sequins, this is something that I really liked!!!!

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What about the "top"???? With butterflies and more glitter!!!! I made my own embellishment jijiji 

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With Poppy, diecuts and stamps, ideas flow in my head so quickly!!!! jijiji

Remember: 

 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 July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  

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07/11/2018

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder: Birthday Party!
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy fans! There's a new challenge on the Poppystamps blog, and you who enjoy making birthday or other celebration cards, this challenge is for you!

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My Birthday Wishes card was so much fun to make. Let me show you why.

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I used the new Leafy Vine Collage with Best Wishes Folksy die and created my card with Magicals powder.

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I ordered my Magicals on Amazon. It's a powder in a small jar, that goes on deceptively plain (shook from a paintbrush), and when water is spritzed on, transformed into the magical background you see. My Double Stitch Rectangular Frames were cut 4 times for depth and glued together.

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Plenty of script words to choose from among the Poppystamps sets. Mine is from Magic and Sparkle.

Are you ready to win some shopping at the Poppystamps store? 

Come play along all month!

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07/09/2018

Mon 09

Shimmery Shaker
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello again! Marybeth here a with a shimmery shaker card using the new Poppystamps : Delicate Branch Collage along with Sending Scribbles Clear Stamp .

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Below I have a few step by step pictures.

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I covered up the branches using the negative of the die then lightly shaded the frame with a brush for a smoother look over the watercolor paper.

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I watercolored the branches with a water pen and Zig pens, careful not to let the water run onto the sides of the frame.

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Before taping fun foam to the back I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the branches . Make sure your fun foam is at the very edge of the opening so the sequins don't fall to the bottom, where you won't see them. I filled the back up with sequins, placed my stamped back panel to the card then placed to my card base.

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 Not the prettiest picture above but you get the idea. The backside doesn't have to be perfect in fact I tape and cut the fun foam as needed. For me the Fun Foam seems to lay nicer than the foam tape. Your choice either one works.

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I loaded this one up with lots of sequins , hope you like it!

Thank you for the visit.

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07/06/2018

Fri 06

Watercolored Plumed Peacock
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today with this simple jeweled :Plumed Peacock from Poppystamps .  I had no idea how much I would end up loving this die! 

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 I stamped some ink on a piece of acetate, spritzed with water then placed my watercolor cardstock on top and pressed down. Its called smooching.

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I die cut the Peacock twice, once for the top panel and one for my outline inlay. I took out all the small cut pieces so that I could just add some bling. You could also add sequins , beads etc. I stamped my sentiment with one of my favorite stamps sets from Poppystamps called: Sending Scribbles.

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 Thank you for the visit. I hope you are enjoying your summer. 

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07/01/2018

Sun 01

Poppystamps Challenge #46 - Birthday Party!

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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 last month's challenge For The Boys is Joyce!

 

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

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 on line 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 side bar!

07-18 copyPSC #46 Birthday Party!  - It's time to celebrate because we're having a birthday party!  We're looking for Birthday themed projects this month.  What a great way to add to your greeting card stash!   Whether you love bright and bold, or elegant and sophisticated we love seeing what you make!   Remember you dont have to make a card - tags and page layouts are always welcome!   Just make sure you include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die)! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's 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 July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1.   

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