158 posts categorized "Border Die"

03/26/2019

Tue 26

Happy Easter
by Donna Peachey

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With Easter on its way, I thought it might be nice to make something other than a card.

So today's design is something a little more 'fun' based in terms of design that's hopefully suitable as a small gift...  perhaps for a teacher or teachers aide?

To start with, you'll need a suitably sized notebook... 

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Some of you may well recognise this base layer design as I have used it once before!

Cut a piece of card to size (4.25 x 5.5"), add the Pinpoint Hearts as shown and then add the splatter of colour using a syringe and liquid watercolour.

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Next comes the Bubble Spiral...

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Followed by this partially cut Stitchwork Circle Frame.

To finish the base, cut approx 1/4 inch off the bottom and a little less from the left hand side.

Glue the base on to a piece of silver mirror card that measures 4.25 x 5.5"...

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...  and add this Pierced Border to the left hand side.

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(Here's another photo of the finished design to explain what I mean and save you scrolling back up to the top)!

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To decorate, you'll need these...

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...  and these! 

I've cut the Peek A Boo Bunny three times and the word Easter twice before gluing the layers together.  Everything else has just been cut the once.

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I also decided I would need an extra heart, so I've included the Heart Trio Showcase photo to show which of the smaller sizes I used.

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Once everything is glued in to place, you may want to add a layer or two of spray varnish to add a little protection and durability to the front cover before attaching it to the notebook.

I hope this fun design has inspired you to have a go.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...  

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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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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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01/07/2019

Mon 07

Thanks For Being There
by Donna Peachey

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I have a simple notebook idea to share with you today that uses some of Poppystamps slightly older dies in conjunction with those fabulous Art Deco Phrases.  (And yes, I am ignoring the weather outside and the impending cold months ahead with a bright and cheery 'Spring' themed design.  It's no secret that I don't like Winter)!

This one's just perfect for gift giving and can easily be adapted back into a regular card.  

Here's how it was made...

 

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I've started off by creating a bright inky background.

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Then I've cut it to size (10 x 10cm).

Use the Scribble Circle Collage die and cut so that it hangs slightly off the edge, then glue a same sized (10 x 10cm) white 'back piece' into place and distress all edges as shown.

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Stamp and heat emboss three small flowers from the Little Kindness clear stamp set, then choose a sentiment from the Art Deco Frames and Phrases clear stamp set and ink/heat emboss that, too.

Cut it to size and leave everything to one side for now.

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Ink up the stems and the flower centres from Ragged Daisy as shown.  (I've used this photo layout so you can quite clearly see which part of the stem gets cut to create the extra piece that's needed).

I've used a mixture of these three ink colours and I just keep going until I'm happy with the depth of colour.

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Assemble as shown, adding a small rectangle of cardboard behind the sentiment first to add a little more dimension and visual interest.

Then add several thin layers of varnish to protect.

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Make a front and a back cover measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.  You will want it to be thick enough to be durable, but not so thick that you can't hole punch through it.  (In this instance, two pieces of scrap card from packaging glued back to back with regular card stock sufficed).

Add a strip across the front cover using the Big Hexagon Border Layer craft die, then use Tim Holtz Collage Medium 'Crazing' to seal and protect both sides of both the front and the back covers.  (I like to vary my brush strokes when applying Collage Medium as it adds to the texture/distressed look that I favour.  However, for those of you who struggle with this look you can use your fingers to apply it for a smooth/more even finish). 

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Cut insert pages to the same size as the covers.  I've used paper from an art sketchbook as it's a little thicker and therefore far less likely to tear.

As both the front and back covers (as well as all of those inserts) will need to be hole punched, I suggest the following method...

Use a scrap piece of card to make a 'hole' template and (if you have one) an 'L' shaped stamp positioner 'old style' tool that will help you keep the pages 'square' whilst you punch.  (Tip...  If you don't have one of these but can get your hands on some Lego blocks you can make your own)!

Thread everything together, being sure to keep enough slack when tying the knot so that the pages can turn.

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With this basic style you can even hang the notebook so that it's always accessible and not hidden under a pile of craft supplies!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you do decide to have a go at making something similar I would love to know...

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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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09/16/2018

Sun 16

Believe in the Magic
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great weekend!  My favorite way to relax is with crafting.  When the dishes are put away and everyone is gone it's time to unwind.
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The holidays are right around the corner and I've got my mind on cards to send to family and friends.   Last year I was loving pink for snowy skies.. I think I'm leaning more toward purples this year!  
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I created a distress background of  Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I covered the entire panel in Milled Lavender and then went in around the edges with Seedless Preserves.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down Seedless Preserves and some white ink.   Next I adhered the panel to my card base. 
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Next I die cut a white card stock panel with the Wooded Glen Landscape.  I ran it through my die cut machine a second time to cut out the Believe Fresh Script.  I adhered this white die cut panel to the distress ink panel.  To give it a finished look I added a die cut Pointed Rectangle Frame. 
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Now for the fun part.. embellishing!  I assembled a little Winter Cabin to add to the scene.  I added distress ink to the die cut to bring out the impression of the logs that the cabin is made of.
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I stacked circles of different sizes in shades of yellow for a big full moon.. and of course.. Santa's Sleigh!   Can you imagine some children inside the cabin waiting for his arrival?   I hope they're being very good! 
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A peaceful snowy scene that ALMOST has me wishing for winter..  almost.  LOL!  Have a great weekend! Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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09/12/2018

Wed 12

Anything Goes Challenge Reminder
By Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today! I am sharing  my card for the "Anything Goes Challenge"

I used Mistletoe and Holly stamp and die set from Poppystamps along with Playful Deer Stitched Frame

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I stamped my image using lightly  colored ink on watercolor cardstock. I colored with Zigbrush pens and water, after dried I cut the berries out.

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 I cut the deer and masked off the hill , to paint the deer.

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You can see the fine and chunky glitter on this closeup , also... last minute I added Glossy Accents.

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 I used some adhesive paper then added chunky  and fine white glitter. I cut the frame in kraft cardstock then added fun foam to the back. I never measure, just cut and fit scraps or you can recut a whole piece out of fun foam, it's  up to you.

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Thank you so much for the visit, don't forget to play along for a chance to win! Anything goes.

 

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09/05/2018

Wed 05

Anything Goes Challenge Reminder
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

We invite you to participate with us in this challenge so easy and funny!!!!! Anything Goes!!!!! Remember the rules and make your project!!!!!

I made a Christmas Card in a Box with new diecuts!!!! Look!!!!

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So festive and unique with Poppy diecuts :) The king of this card is my adorable Snowman jiji

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I love "JOY", it's a great size, perfect for gifts, cards and more!!!!

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I like a lot   this type of cards because is like a packed-full of goodies!

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I cut the moose in golden cardstock!!!! They dance enjoying Christmas!!!! Like me!!!! :)

Did you see this diecut in my card?

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I used the two parts of the diecut!!!! You can see the "negative part" on the base of my card forming triangles!!!

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Really, it's a is a joy make projects with Poppy!!!!!!!

Thanks for your sweet comments!!!

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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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