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Geranium Gatefold & Challenge Reminder
by Birgit Norton

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Good morning Poppystamps friends!  Birgit here with you today sharing a card to remind you of the current challenge that's going on right now, themed "Bloom Where You're Planted".
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I enjoyed bringing out some older dies that are still available in the store, hoping to inspire you to pull out those older supplies and use them.  

For my card, I brought out Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set and Picket Tall Curve Borders. 
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I cut the flowers out of Blush 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and the leaves out of Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock.  I added colored details and depth using copic markers.   I added sugared glitter to the outside edge of the flower petals and added Fairy Jewels to the centers of each of the flowers.


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On each of the gatefold flaps, I added a piece of cardstock from the Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and cut the Picket Tall Curve Borders out of the same color, adding them to both flaps.  This gives the look of a garden trellis in the background.  I added a white cardstock oval, gluing it to the left flap and adhered the geraniums, covering the oval.  

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I so enjoyed bringing out the tried and true dies that never go out of style for this challenge.  These geraniums are gorgeous in any color and they're so easy to assemble.   I hope I've inspired you today with this lovely geranium card.

Want to play along? 

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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 at the Challenge blog. 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. 

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Challenge Reminder
by Lisa Elton

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Hello there! I'm here today with a reminder that you still have time to play along in our Poppystamps Challenge. We're looking for your take on "Bloom Where You Are Planted". I've paired some of our pretty Nordic Fancy Blossoms with the perfect sentiment from the Colorful Life stamp set on my inspiration card.

After stamping the sentiment in the center of a vanilla card base, I framed it with the medium die from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame set. The pretty paper is from the Anemone Grove paper pad available at our parent company, Memory Box.
 
Several of the Nordic Fancy Blossoms were cut using papers from the Sunny Orange paper pad. A few of the dies were cut with the same vanilla cardstock I used on the card base. I think these might just be my favorite of the Nordic flowers available in the shop! I love their size and shape! After arranging the flowers around the frame, I added a golden  butterfly and a few Fairy Jewels. It's a layered card, but still a clean and simple design.
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I hope my sunny blooms have inspired you to join in our challenge! Two winners  are selected every month. One design is the favorite and the other is randomly selected to win a $20 gift card to the shop. You have a couple of weeks left to join us and we hope you do!
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Bloom Challenge
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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 Hi there, Marybeth Lopez here with you again today . I'm here with a reminder to let you know you still have plenty of  time to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge: Bloom Where You Are Planted.
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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 used the same products as I did in the card I posted a few weeks ago, So I used the same photo.  The one below is from a few weeks ago. 

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Same Poppystamps dies and 6x6 paper pack but used just a bit differently .  The card below has all three layers of the bloom on it and above only two layers and less blooms

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I love the pops of soft orange with the pinks but think I like less flowers. What do you think?

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This will be my last post with Poppystamps , I have so enjoyed being on the DT of Poppystamps for so many years . Thank you to Poppystamps .

 As always I hope you can find peace in each day and May God Bless you all , always. Thank you so much for your support and kindness . Take Care.
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Challenge BadgeWelcome 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 Challenge PSC#115 Look Out The Window is The P'UPS Truck - By Stella!  

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Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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!

2024-05PSC#116 Bloom Where You Are Planted - In our little corner of the world we're seeing farmers markets, nurseries and home improvement stores stocking up with flower baskets, shrubs and vegetable seedlings.  Are you getting your garden ready?  Maybe you're thinking about selecting the annual basket you bring Mom for Mother's Day.  This time we want to see flowers and foliage.   We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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.

Donna Phelan will be Birgit Norton's guest designer in May, for the Bloom Where You're Planted challenge. Donna and I have served for many years on the same design team. She's always been an inspiration to me.

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Blog:  Crafting By The Beach

Hello! I have been a card maker since 2007 and find so much joy in creating AND sending Happy Mail!  I live on beautiful Old Cape Cod with my Hubby of almost 36 years. We have an amazing daughter and son-in-law and 2 fabulous little granddaughters, Penny 6 and Evie 2 months. Penny is becoming quite the card maker! (finally, someone to leave my craft room to lol). And as soon as Evie can hold a Copic, I'll get her hooked too! I retired last December and my number one project is to clean/purge/organize my craft room--wish me luck! I am very happy to be Guest Designing here at Poppystamps! So FUN!!! And if I had to describe my card making style I would say.....eclectic.....I do a little bit of it all! Thanks for having me!

 
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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 28  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!

 

 

You Really Stand Out
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day!  I wanted to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge at Poppystamps.  This month the challenge is "Look Out The Window".  We want you to add a window to your card  - that could be an actual window die, or just a die cut opening that you turn into a shaker, or a frame.  It could also be interpreted as a scene type card of what you see out your window - maybe a Spring Scene?  My card today is a scene that I'd love to see out my window.

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My safari scene was made with the Whittle Racing Giraffe kit.   If you haven't seen the "kit" options at Poppystamps, they're worth a closer look.  The kit includes several dies to make a scene card as well as a mini stamp set with appropriate sentiments.  This kit contains 5 different giraffes, a tree, clouds and a race car! Whittle Giraffe-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna-CU3
It was easy to add the spots to the giraffes with markers. The die embosses the giraffes with a pattern so you can see exactly where the spots should be.   I cut three tree tops and stacked them so that my tree looks much fuller,  I added some Layered Pointy Petal flowers to complete the scene.

Whittle Giraffe-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna-CU4I couldn't resist adding some silly eyes to help bring the giraffes to life.  Their necks are so long they look like their heads are in the clouds!   The background is a simple Distress Ink blend. 

Whittle Giraffe-Poppystamps-Jeanne JachnaI hope you'll join us at the challenge.  It's easy to play along - you can link your photo from Instagram, your blog or another on line gallery like Flickr.  We select two winners every month - one design is our favorite, and the other is randomly selected to win a $20 gift card to the shop.  You get the whole month to join us and I think you'll be inspired by the designs from the team and other players! 

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PSC#114 Challenge Reminder - Mixed Media Mash-Up
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#114 - Mixed Media Mash-Up! This month's challenge we want you to choose your favorite media - is it paper? or maybe ink? or foil? And then add another and another! Mixed media is defined as artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. A good example would be collage technique. You can do a simple mixed media by adding some stenciling with texture paste to your design, and that's it!

 

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win. For more details, check out the main post here.

 

This was my take on the challenge. I made this for a bestie who was visiting and we got a chance to celebrate her birthday together!

 

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I started off by taking a slimline panel of white card stock and die cutting her name out of it using the 2464 Marzipan Alphabet craft die. That was my first medium - Paper! Then I took some foliage die cuts from the 2552 Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set craft die and distress inked them. And there's the second medium. That's all you need to qualify for this challenge - we have 2 types of media and we're using at least one PoppyStamps item!

 


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I started placing the inked die cuts from the floral vase die set between, behind and in front of the die cut letters on the card panel.

 

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At first I thought I'd leave the card panel white, but later decided that I wanted some more color, so I ink blended with similar inks all around the perimeter.

 

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Now for the third type of media - Perfect Pearls! I didn't plan to use this one, honestly. But I messed up and had a splotch of glue on the panel which I tried to rub away and the ink on my fingers was caught in it and it looked really bad. So, to cover it up, I decided to splatter the heck out of the card. I guess it worked, because I don't see it anymore and can't even remember where it was! <I may have gotten a bit carried away with the splattering, though!)

 



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Then, I took some Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink and ran a brush of gold ink along the perimeter of the card. It looks very similar to perfect pearls, actually! But technically it's not the same, so I'm going to count that as medium # 4.

 

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Finally, I took the hot foiled sentiment that I foiled and die cut from the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die and adhered it below her name. Boom! 5th medium! Foil!

 

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Thought I'd go one step further and scattered a bunch of clear jewels all over the card. Juuuust for another medium. Good thing they were clear, otherwise I think it would have made the card look too busy. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Mixed Media Mash-Up challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner of this challenge (chosen at random) will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. Remember - we welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

 

Have a great rest of the week, and good luck, Peeps!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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