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Bright Blossoms
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, its Candice here, sharing with you another card design. 

Today's card is a one layer card featuring the Poppystamps Bright Blossoms Stencil. The large bloom from the Bright Blossoms stencil is a great focal image for an A2 size card. 

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To get started, I created a mask of the Image. To do this, you will need to trace the flower and leaf images in pencil onto a sheet of white card stock. Next, fussy cut the traced image with your scissors to create individual mask pieces of the design. 

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Now adhere the stencil to a clean 6x6 inch piece of white card stock using purple tape. Place each of your leaf masks back into the stencil with some repositionable tape.  With Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick, ink blend these colors on to the blooms of the stencil. The leaf masks you placed down earlier will prevent the pink ink from transferring to the leaf images on the design. 

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After coloring the blooms, remove the leaf masks from the stencil. Next place down your bloom masks on top of your coloring, then adhere the stencil back over your image with purple tape. With your Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide inks, ink blend these two colors onto each of the leave images of the stencil design. Apply the Peeled Paint ink first, then apply Crushed Olive ink on just the tips of the image to create depth and dimension.  After blending, remove the masks and stencil. The results are stunning. 

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Now with your Memory Box Texture Dot Grid stencil, or any tiny polk a dot stencil from your stash, adhere the stencil over your colored blooms and leaves using purple tape. With a light grey ink, I am using Stampin' Up Smokey Slate, ink blend the grey ink onto the open white spaces of your image to create the dotted background. 

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Next remove the stencil from the image and die cut the panel with the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die.  You will be left with 2 separate pieces. A frame and the center focal image. Now die cut the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame again from a plain piece of 4.25 x 5.5. inch white card stock. Adhere the plain white frame to a turquoise A2 size card base. 

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Then add the center portion of the stenciled bloom image to the card based within the white border frame. With a 1.25 inch strip of vellum card stock, stamp with the sentiment "Sending heartfelt sympathy" in Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

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Lastly adhere your vellum sentiment strip to the color stenciled card front with some adhesive tape runner. Embellish the card with a few pink enamel dots and your card is finished. I hope you've enjoyed today's card tutorial and found some great inspiration. 

Thank you for joining me today. Until next time, happy crafting! 

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May Challenge Reminder
by Candice Crawford

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Hello Crafty Friends, 

It is Candice here, reminding you about our May Challenge, Winged Things. 

Want to play along? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, Winged Things, 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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For today's card, I used a sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set the focal image form the Butterfly Wings stamp set. The Butterfly Wings stamp set, is a large 5.5 x 5.5 inch background stamp where the outline butterfly images can be colored with markers or colored pencils. The set also comes with a set of sentiments, perfect for greetings on your card. 

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To make this card, I stamped the background image with my Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto a 6x6 inch piece of white card stock, using my Misti Stamping. Since this image is large, I wanted to ensure I got a crisp solid outline image of the butterflies. Therefore, I had to stamp the image a couple of times to get a clean image. Next I trimmed the background to a 1.75 x 5.5 inch strip. 

Next I colored each of the butterflies with my Distress Markers in Spice Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge. I used a little bit of shading on each of the butterflies to create depth and dimension. Photo1

Next I took a light blue colored pencil from my stash and colored in the background. 

To assemble the card, I first grabbed a piece of black card stock from my stash and trimmed it to 1.25 x 5.5 inches. I then adhered the black card stock trip to my colored colored butterfly panel with some tape runner adhesive. I then adhered this piece to my card base with some liquid adhesive. Next I stamped the sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set onto the white card base with my Versafine Onyx Black ink.

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Lastly I fussy cut a yellow colored butterfly from the remaining background piece and adhered it to the card with liquid adhesive just below the sentiment. There you have it. A simple almost one layer card made from a background stamp. I hope you enjoyed todays's card share and got a bit of inspiration! 

Until next time, happy crafting! 

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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 the Poppystamps Challenge #67 Puddle Jumping is Liz Cavill!

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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!

05-20PSC#68 Winged Things - If April Showers bring May flowers then what do May flowers bring?  Butterflies of course!   Let your crafty spirit soar on wings this month.  This time we're looking for projects featuring "winged things".  That could include, but not be limited to butterflies, birds, and fairies.   Cards, tags, treats, page layouts and home decor are all welcome 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 May 29 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! 


Wishing You Brighter Days
by Candice Crawford

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Hello crafty friends, Candice here, sharing with you another design team project showcasing products from our Spring release.                                    Today's card is bright and cheerful with a playful Spring theme full of colorful umbrellas. 

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To make this card, you will need the new Raining Frame Die set, along with the Whittle Cloud Border die and the Birch Press Designs Blooming Spring stamp set. You will also need card stock scraps in the colors blue, yellow, orange, green, light pink, white and fuchsia. 

Begin by die cutting the cloud borders from a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of white card stock. 

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Next take your yellow, orange, green, light pink and fuchsia card stock and die cut the umbrella from the Raining Frame Die set with each color. No need to use your larger pieces of colored card stock; small scraps will work the best for to die cutting the tiny umbrellas.

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Next, die cut the raining background from a piece of a piece of blue card stock. The Raining Frame die creates the perfect 4.0 x 5.25 inch background layer for the card. Assemble the card by first adhering the Raining background layer to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch white card base using adhesive of choice. I prefer liquid adhesive.

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Next add your stitched cloud borders to both the top and bottom of the raining background layer. Then paper piece the light pink umbrella directly into the umbrella opening of the raining background layer with some liquid adhesive.

Now add the remaining umbrellas to the card with 3M foam tape arranging them in a staggering design around the light pink umbrella. April 30th Post 3.3
Finish the card by stamping the sentiment "wishing you brighter days" in VersaFine Black Onyx ink using a combination of sentiments from the Birch Press Blooming Spring stamp set.

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Today's card is full of color and dimension and came together rather quickly. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and will try this design out for yourself.

Thank you for joining me today. Until next time...stay safe and happy crafting! 

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Spring Blog Blitz - Grand Watering Can
by Candice Crawford


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Hello Everyone, 

Candice here showcasing another card sample and a chance to win an amazing die set from our Spring Blog Blitz. Today's giveaway features the new Grand Watering Can die from our Spring release. This die is great for spring themed cards and surely a die set you will want to add to your collection.  

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To get started, you will need to die cut the Grand Watering Can from a piece of patterned paper. I am using a sheet of 6x6 purple plaid paper from the new Memory Box Springtime Bouquet paper pad. Next, die cut one set of leaves and 2 sets of flower petals from the new Floral Clusters die set. I used card stock scraps from my stash in green to create the leaves and yellow and pink card stock for the flowers.

Now adhere the flower petals onto the leaves with some liquid adhesive. Add a dab of  glitter glue to the flower centers for some added sparkle and shine. I used the new Memory Box glitter glue in Berry Mist and Lemon Drop.  

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Next I adhered the flowers and leaves to the top of my watering can with some liquid adhesive. Check out all the detail and dimension from these flowers. Aren't these flowers adorable?

The background for my card was created from a piece of 6x6 striped patterned paper from the Memory Box Springtime Bouquet paper collection using my favorite double stitch rectangle frame die set. After cutting the frame, I then adhered the frame and the coordinating center piece back together on to my A2 size card base using some liquid adhesive. 

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Next I created a yellow and white scalloped layer for my watering can and flowers. To create this layer, I die cut the scallop frame from a piece of yellow card stock using the Double Stitch Scallop Rectangle Frame Die. Then I adhered the frame to a 4.25 x 2.75 piece of white card stock with some liquid adhesive. Next I added the Watering Can to the center of the two-toned scallop frame with some foam adhesive. I then adhere the scallop frame with the watering can to my patterned striped card based with some additional foam adhesive. 

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To finish off the card, I die cut one of the labels from the new Colwell Label set from a piece of white card stock. Next, I stamped the sentiment Best Wishes from the new Greetings Basics stamp set with some Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I adhered the sentiment label to the center of the watering can with some foam adhesive. 

This card is truly adorable and I had so much fun creating it.  If you would like a chance to win the New Grand Watering Can die, simply play along with our Spring Release Blog Blitz. 

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31. To enter to win you will 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 April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
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 April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3. Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Thanks for joining me today. Until next time...Happy Crafting! 

 

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Big Donut Trio
by Candice Crawford

 

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Hello crafty friends! Hope you are all having a wonderful St.Patrick's Day. 

Today I am sharing with you three projects I made with the popular Big Donut die from Poppystamps. This die set creates the cutest layered donuts that are realistic enough to eat. I paired the Big Donut die with the Donut Outline die and the Donut What I'd do stamp set to create a coordinated ensemble of donut cards and tags.

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To make the cards, I first cut the donuts and icing layers from scrap pieces of kraft, white, brown, pink and black card stock with the Big Donut die set. I then mixed and matched the donut layers with coordinating icing layers to resemble actual donuts.

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I used the tiny hearts from the die set to create heart sprinkles on one of the donuts. Then used my sprinkle embellishments from my stash to create the rainbow and chocolate sprinkles for the other donuts.  

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With my Double Stitched Rectangle Frames die, I created the card fronts for both cards using some white and brown card stock from my stash. I used the Double Stitched Tag Frames die set to create my tag base. The Double Stitched Rectangle frame die set is perfect for making stitched card front layers for your cards and one of my favorite dies I turned to with almost every project. Next, I sponged on some antique linen distress oxide ink onto my square and rectangle white card stock pieces to create the appearance of cream card stock. 

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I then adhered my donut die cuts onto of the inked layers layers with some liquid glue. A few donuts on both the card and tag were popped up with 3M foam tape. Glossy accents were use on the icing layers of the donuts for some added dimension and shine. 

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For the sentiments on the cards, I die cut the "donut" word outline from black card stock. Next, I cut the individual letters that spell donut, from a strip of white card stock and placed them onto of the black outline piece. I sponged each of the letters with antique linen distress oxide ink to make the letters appear cream. Next I stamped coordinating sentiments from the Donut What I'd do stamp set. The sentiment "You Are the Icing To My" was stamped in Versafine Onxy black ink while the sentiments "Forget You Are Awesome" and "Sprinkled With Love" were stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

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I added a smaller white tag from the Heart Tag Trio die set to my tag as an extra embellishment. I backed the mini heart tag with a piece of pink card stock to fill in the heart shape. I cut fishtails to both ends of the sentiment banner strip and popped the entire sentiment up on foam tape. Then punched a whole at the top of my tag to add the embellishment and string.

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I really like how each of the projects came out. I hope you've enjoyed today's project share and found some inspiration to make your own set of donut cards and tags. Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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