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Challenge Reminder - Wonderful Washi
by Jeanne Jachna

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Do you love washi?  If the answer is a great big YES!  I sure hope you'll join us this month at Poppystamps for our challenge!

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Washi is a printed decorative masking tape that comes in lots of different sizes!  It's a great way to add a little strip of printed color or pattern just about anywhere on your design.

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I made two simple cards using 4.5" washi tape from Memory Box.  This woodland print is called Watercolor Forest Greenery.  The wide width of the tape makes it easy to apply to an entire card base to create a background with a pattern paper look.  The washi has a bit of a shine to it making it look more expensive like a specialty paper. 

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Like any other pretty background it seemed wrong to cover it up too much so I added a simple Merry Christmas Flourish over the top.  I die cut the word die twice - once in gold foil and once in Red cardstock.  I stacked the die cuts at a slight offset to allow the gold foil to shine through. 

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A sprinkle of gold enamel dots is the finishing touch! 

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My second card was made using the Memory Box Rose Bouquet washi.  I started the same as the first card.. with a background of washi tape and a double cut sentiment.  This time I used the Luscious Script Hello.

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This time I made a second panel of washi covered cardstock and fussy cut some of the pretty print from the paper using scissors. 

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I attached the fussy cut pieces with adhesive foam tape so they are slightly raised.  This adds a little interest to the card and helps define the fussy cut portion.  I used colored cardstock matts to add a little more color to the cards too, but still they were both very simple to create. 

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I hope you'll give Wonderful Washi a try and whether you use a whole panel or just a tiny piece you're welcome to join our September Challenge.  There are two prizes - a blog badge for our "favorite" and a $20 gift certificate for one random player.  It's a fun way to see how everyone else is using their die cuts and hopefully inspire you along the way! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Challenge Reminder :Wonderful Washi
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Marybeth Lopez  here today to give a little reminder about the Poppy Challenge.  All you need to do is use Washi and at least one Poppystamps product.

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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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I chose to use one of my favorite Poppystamps dies called Intricate Leaf Square Frame along with the Poppystamps ,Pinpoint Half Ring Plate.

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I used this Beautiful Washi tape: Sunset Blush and put across the panel then place the die on top and cut the die. I love the detailed results .

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Hope to see you play along and join the fun. Time to get that Washi tape out and play.

God bless you all.

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Challenge Reminder: Wonderful Washi
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! It's time to remind you that there's a challenge going on... Wonderful Washi is the theme this month. 6a01157003623c970c026bdeed325c200c-320wiWant some inspiration?

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Oh the wonders of  washi... so many ways to use it. I added the wide rose washi from Memory Box to a piece of white cardstock before cutting it with my die. I also fussy cut one of the rose bouquets and added it to the top corner. 

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How do you like to use washi? Can't wait to see your cards and projects!

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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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 #83 Anything Goes is Janet!

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

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#84 Wonderful Washi!   Washi tape is a decorative masking tape traditionally made of rice paper.  It comes in lots of different patterns and sizes for a host of creative ideas.  It's a great way to add a little color and interest to your designs and once you get started using it there's no going back!    Washi can be used to create a fun patterned background, you can stick it to paper and cut out the printed images or die cut your own.     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.

We're trying something new this month !  We've asked a guest designer to join us to share even more creative ways to use your dies.  Please welcome our very first guest, Tenia Nelson.  When the Wonderful Washi Challenge was announced I knew she was the perfect choice because I consider her the Washi Queen.  I don't think I have ever seen a creation from her that didn't include a bit of washi tape - I consider it her trademark!

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Blog:  Jazzy Paper Designs

Hello all, my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 40 year young wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player, metal stamper(I make jewelry) and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have a wonderful doggie "kiddo" Snowball. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments...and just LURVE to create!!! So excited to be a guest designer for Poppystamps!

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

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

 

August Challenge Anything Goes
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, Candice here, popping on the blog to remind you all about our monthly challenge. 

This months PSC#83 is Anything Goes!  We're looking for projects for any occasion featuring any of your favorite Poppystamps Images.  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? Today's card is Art Deco themed featuring the Geometric Deco Plate and the Art Deco Birthday stamp set.

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This card is very easy to make. Simply die cut some gold glitter paper with the Geometric Deco Plate and adhere the background die cut to a black A2 size cardbase. Then on a 2 x 3.25 inch piece of balck card stock stamp the "Happy Birthday To A Very Special Someone" sentiment in versamark ink and heat emboss with white detailed embossing powder. 

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Adhere the sentiment piece to a 2.25 x 3.50 inch gold glitter piece of cardstock with liquid adhesive, then attach the entire piece to the cardbase with foam tape.  

For a bit more detail on the sentiment I brushed on some perfect pearls in gold on the stripe portion of the sentiment. 

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I hope you have enjoyed today's cardshare and found inspiration. Until next time....happy crafting. 

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August Challenge Anything Goes
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

The Dog Days of Summer are here, and pups of all sizes couldn't be happier! From melting popsicles on the ground to sprinklers in the grass, every dog has its day on a dog day afternoon! Let's celebrate our four-legged friends with a bright and sunny card for our Poppystamps August Challenge, Anything Goes! Are you playing along?

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Our challenges are easy to enter. All you have to do is create a card or project that features at least one Poppystamps product, link it up on our Challenge page, and you might be randomly selected for some sweet summer prizes!

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This cheery card was so much fun to make! I started with a bright blue card base background, and cut the Whittle Sunshine, Whittle Dog, Whittle Popsicle, and Whittle Clouds. Then I cut the phrase DOG DAYS in rainbow colors and again in white to create a little bright contrast. The Marzipan Alphabet is my new favorite, making fun casual letters for any occasion.

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Once all the pieces were cut, I stamped the phrase IT'S ALL GOOD from the Clear Stamp Set, Marzipan Greetings. I centered it onto a cut from Word Balloons, and captured this doggie's thoughts at his new found treasure!

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I took a foam pop circle, cut it in half, and placed them both on my Word Balloon cut. I also used a tiny end from the red Whittle Cloud I cut and added it to the end of the Whittle Popsicle, to make it look like it had begun to melt. 

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Then I assembled it all together for a bright and breezy summer card, perfect for your pooch-loving pals!

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you'll create for this month's challenge, Anything Goes! Poppystamps has so much to choose from too, from our Whittles collection to our newest art deco borders and frames. What inspires you?

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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