7 posts categorized "Candice Crawford"

11/20/2019

Wed 20

Challenge Reminder: Fall Frolic
by Candice Crawford

 

Poppystamps November 2019 Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends, 

Candice here reminding you there is still time to participate in this month's blog challenge. Poppystamps blog challenges are fun and so easy to participate. When you link up a project to our challenge you are automatically entered to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.  You dont have to have a blog to link your design - you can link to Instagram, Flickr or any other on line gallery. This month's challenge link ends November 28. 

For a bit of inspiration with the challenge, I created this cute tag treat holder that can be used at your holiday place setting or gifted to your hostess at Thanksgiving. This treat holder is so easy to make and can be stuffed with candy or a homemade treat.  

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To make this project, start by die cutting a tag from the largest tag from the double stitched tag frames set in some kraft cardstock. Remember to keep your tag and tag frame together as one piece. Next die cut a strip of leaves from the maple leaf side strips and stencil set from white cardstock. Separate the leaves from the strip by cutting them with your scissors. Next color the leaves with your distress oxide inks in festive berries, carved pumpkin, spiced marmalade, old olive and peeled paint to create the image of fall leaves. 

Set your tag and leaves aside, so you have space to create the treat holder. Cut a piece of coordinating kraft cardstock to 5 1/2 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide. For the sake of my tutorial I am using white cardstock to display the instructions. 

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Next score your paper on the 5 1/2inch side at 1/4, 1, 4 1/2 and 5. Then on the 2 3/4 inch side, score the paper at 2 1/4.

 

Scoring the paper

Next with a pair scissors cut off the two end squares along the score lines. With the two remaining squares, snip only the top portion of the two remaining squares on the score line so that it can be folded inward and attached to the bottom flap. 

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Next, while your paper is still flat, stamp your sentiment or greeting. I used the sentiment So very Thankful from the Autumn leaves stamp set. On the opposite side of the paper from your stamped image, fold all of your score lines to form an open box shape. Use either a strip of 1/4 inch score tape or 2 strips of 1/8 inch score tap on each of your folded flaps. Assemble the bottom portion of the box together first with the score tape.

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Now attach the open box to your tag using the score tape placed along the side flaps. Adhere your colored leaves to your box. Next fill your tag treat holder with candy, homemade baked goods, a gift card or whatever you little heart desires. The recipient will just love this adorable little holder as well as the gift. I filled my treat holder with a few Twix mini candy bars. My absolute favorite! 

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I hope today's project gave you a bit a of inspiration to participate in this month's challenge. Thanks for joining me today and Happy Thanksgiving! 

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11/08/2019

Fri 08

Holiday Blog Blitz: Believe Flourish
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone, 

Hope you all are enjoying the Holiday Blog Blitz! Today I am sharing with you the Believe Flourish die from the new release. This die is great as a single focal point on a card, but also each component of the die can be separated and used individually just how I used the believe sentiment for today's card.

Today's card is packed with a lot of new dies from the Holiday release which all coordinate and pair wonderfully together. I paired the new Snowglobe kit, townhouses, and dancing snowflake dies together to make the cute winter scene card; leaving the Believe Flourish die as the star of the show!

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I used silver mirror cardstock from my stash to die cut the flourish and sentiment from the Believe Flourish die. Then I carefully separated the word Believe from the flourish with my scissors and placed it as the sentiment for my card.

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I just love how shiny the Believe sentiment pops off the card. 

For the snowflake elements on the card I used the Dancing Snowflake tile die similar to how I used the Believe flourish die and die cut the snowflake tile from some white cardstock. I then cut the two middle snowflakes from the die cut piece with my scissors and placed them as background elements on my card. 

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I love thinking outside of the box and using the Poppystamps dies for more than their intended purpose. Many of the dies can be die cut and the components can be used individually for other purposes within your projects.

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Would you like to win the Believe Flourish die? Here's how.

Leave a comment on this post. And be sure to leave a comment on each post during the Blog Blitz.

The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 2-through November 14. 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 November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through November 20. 

Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

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11/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#62 Fall Frolic

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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 PSC#61 Enchanted is Amy Tsuruta!

Feline batty by Amy  TsurutaThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Libellule_craft!

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#62 Fall Frolic - The days are getting longer and there is a chill in the air - Fall is here.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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.

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

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Poppystamps is also a super sponsor of the Fall / Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop!  Link your project to our challenge and theirs and you'll have two ways to win!   You can get all the details on the Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here! 

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

10/31/2019

Thu 31

Creep It Real
by Candice Crawford

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Happy Halloween Everyone! 

To celebrate the holiday, I am showcasing a Halloween card made with the Spellcaster Witch and Magical Cauldron dies that were released in September. I just love the little spooky witch die and how she coordinates with the cauldron to appear as though she is making spooky witches brew! 

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The background of today's card was made using my distress oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed. I used these colors to mimic the popular Pastel Halloween theme that I love so much. I sprinkled some water onto the background piece to create that beautiful oxidation, then dried my cardstock with a piece of paper towel. Next, I die cut the witch, cauldron and frame using some black cardstock from my stash. I also die cut the cauldrom from my inked background piece to emboss the steam from the cauldron onto the paper. 

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I then adhered the die cut witch and the black cauldron to the colored cardstock piece with some foam tape. Next I used my wink of stella glitter pen on the witch to give the witch a bit of sparkle. 

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I  then stamped the sentiment, Creep It Real, from the Halloween Fun stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock in black Versafine ink. I created some banner tails on the white cardstock, then adhered the piece onto my card front with some foam tape. 

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I just love the color combination of this card and how quick and easy it all came together. I hope you enjoyed today's project. Have a great day and Happy Halloween! 

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10/28/2019

Mon 28

Halloween Treat Bag Topper
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone, 

Candice here to share with you a too cute to spook gift idea using dies from the Poppystamps September Release. With Halloween just a few short days away, I created these cute Pastel Halloween treat bag toppers to package up a few Halloween treats for my coworkers. Now if you're not familiar with Pastel Halloween, which is a new trend for Halloween, its simply taking the Halloween theme and decorating in pastel colors like pink, purple and teal instead of traditional orange, green and dark purple. The idea is for Halloween to be more cute instead of scary and gory. I love anything pastel, so designing with a Pastel Halloween theme is right up my alley. 

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To create my treats bag toppers, I first cut a piece of black cardstock to 4.25 inches wide x 4.5  inches long. Then I folded and scored the cardstock on the 4.5 side in half at 2.25. inches.  Next I cut each of my pastel pink, purple and teal pieces of cardstock with the zig zag stripes die. I then assembled the zig zag stripe pattern onto the folded black cardstock base using a piece of each of the three pastel colors.  

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Next I cut out two ghosts from the Scary Ghost die and adhered them to the bag topper with some foam tape. I then cut a strip of black cardstock and stamped the sentiment A Halloween Hello from the Halloween fun stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled on some white embossing powder over the inked sentiment and heat embossed it. I adhered the sentiment on top of the Zig Zag stripes with some foam tape. Viloa!  Now you have a cute Pastel Halloween Treat Bag Topper to dress up your gifts.

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This project was so easy and fun to make. I made several of these bag toppers and attached them to the top of my treat bags filled them with a mixture of with halloween themed goodies. Some of my bags contained halloween themed chocolates, while others contained halloween themed magnetic list pads and pencils. For the bags that contained the chocolates, I used the celebrated brand treat bags from Michaels. For you next gift, try dressing up your packaging with a cute bag topper.  

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's project. 

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09/24/2019

Tue 24

Holiday/ Winter Blog Blitz - Christmas Tag
by Candice Crawford

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Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are enjoying your day and our wonderful blog blitz! Today's project  is a quick and easy tag showcasing items from our September release. For those of you who like to get a jump start on Christmas, this clean and simple tag can easily be massed produced for your Holiday gift packaging.

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To get started, you will need the second to largest tag frame from the Double Stitch Tag Frames along with our new Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup and Magical Cauldron dies.

First I die cut the Tag and frame from a piece of Kraft card stock using my Gemni Junior die cutting machine. With the tag die cut, I placed the cauldron die in the center of the cards stock ensuring the steam was placed near the top of the tag. I then die cut cauldron from the tag.  

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Next I  took the Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup die and cut the cup twice; once from a white piece of card stock and then again from a chocolate piece of card stock. With some scissors I cut the warm wishes sentiment from each of the cups.  With my distress ink blending tool, I color the white cup die cut with some candied apple distress oxide ink and colored the white warm wishes sentiment with mowed lawn distress oxide ink. 

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Next I adhered the green colored sentiment onto my candied colored cup with some 3M foam tape. I then outlined the  sentiment with my black micron pen to make the sentiment pop. To assemble the tag, I placed the tag frame and tag onto a piece of white card stock with some liquid glue and trimmed the edges with my scissors. 

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I then adhered the cup onto the tag right over the die cut caldron with some 3M foam tape. Don't you just love how the  cup looks as though it has steam coming from it. Next I took the brown warm wishes die cut and placed that onto of the tag just above the cup with some foam tape. To embellish the cup with the appearance of whip cream, I took my Marvy snow marker and brushed some white ink over the sentiment.  Then I heated the ink with my heat gun to make it puff up like whip cream.   

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For the finishing touches on the tag, I whole punched a circle at the top of the tag and added some lime green ribbon and christmas theme twine from my stash. I really liked how this tag turned out and how quickly it all came together. 

Thanks for joining me today for this quick and easy Christmas tag. I hope you were inspired to create one or two for yourself. 

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And now for your chance to win the warm wishes gift card cup. 

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. 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. 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 2nd to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4th.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4th.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  

 

09/12/2019

Thu 12

Fall / Halloween Blog Blitz - Maple Trio
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone!

As the newest member of the Poppystamps Design Team, I am continuing the Fall /Halloween Blog Blitz showcasing a fall theme card using the new Maple Trio and Autumn Leaf die sets. When I think of the fall season, I often envision the trees turning colors and piles of leaves scattered throughout the yard. The inspiration for today's card is my vision of a the beautiful fall leaves captured on a stunning wreath. 

To make this card, I first die cut each of the leaf images from white card stock 5 times. This ensured I had enough leaves to build a full wreath. 

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Next, I took my Distress Inks in the colors Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, Ground Expresso, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss and sponged on two different but coordinating inks to each leaf.  This allowed the leaves to have an ombre appearance and look more realistic. The color combinations I used were, Barn Door with Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber with Crushed Olive, and Forest Moss with Ground Espresso. I colored two of the leaves each in one solid color of Mowed Lawn and Ground Espresso.  

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I then die cut two circle frames from the Double Stitched Circle Frames dies using both the second and third largest circles from the stack. After my frames were cut out, I then began adhering the colored leaves to the second largest circle frame with some liquid glue.  I started with my largest Maple leaf image, then adhered the largest leaves from the Autumn Trio set and then moved to the next smaller leaves ensuring the leaves were layered on top of one another in various different directions. I continued this pattern until all of the die cut leaves were adhered. 

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Next, I took the negative circle piece from the third largest double stitched circle frame and inked it with tumbled glass distress ink. I then stamped the Happy Fall sentiment from in black ink and attached the wreath image and sentiment to a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of white card stock that was embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder. The sentiment was popped up using foam tape. I embellished the card with some gold enamel dots from my stash and attached the entire card front to a my 4.25 x 5.25 inch card base. I really like how this card came together and the fine embossed detail each of the leaf dies showcase. 

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Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Maple Trio die set.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. 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 September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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For all our friends who like to play challenges I want to let you know that Poppystamps is the sponsor for Time Out Challenges this week.  One winner will be selected to win a $20 gift certificate to the store!   I hope you find some time to play! 

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