10 posts categorized "Challenge Reminder"

Challenge Reminder: PSC#98 - Fabulous Fall!
by Sphoorti



Hello there!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#98 - Fabulous Fall! Leaves are turning colors and there's a chill in the air. It's Sweater Weather! Show us what you love about fall - warm colors, a mug of your favorite, or some beautiful foliage - whatever you love best about this time of year! 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! 




This was my take on the challenge. Hope you like it!




I took a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and applied a sheet of StickIt Double-sided Die Cut Adhesive to it. Then, I took some ThermOWeb Deco-Foil in the watercolor shades (this one is called Emerald Watercolor and has shades of green, blue and yellow) and applied it to the sheet with adhesive on it, and ran it through my laminator.




Using the 2492 Harvest Oval Frame craft die, I die cut a frame out of the foiled card stock. I backed the oval frame in the middle with some thick foam tape so that the overall frame appears to have dimension, and the leaves look like they're floating.



I adhered the frame to a 4.25"x5.5" top-folding card base. In the center, I put a die cut from silver card stock made using the 2453 Freestyle Hugs craft die.




I scattered some random jewels and pearls and rhinestones between the gaps in the frame, and that was it! One of the easiest / quickest cards ever!


Side note: I did not throw away the remaining pieces of foiled card stock. In fact, I used them to make a bunch of other cards. Stay tuned to see what I did with the leftovers!



Now it's your turn to take on the Fabulous Fall challenge! 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 Poppystamps store! Visit the original post here for more details / instructions! You still have time, but hurry!


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




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Fall Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, I am back again today to remind you about the Poppystamps Challenge and share some inspiration. 

I also invited a guest designer to play along, please click the links below .


Nancy Guse Instagram

Poppystamps Challenge Reminder and my Guest


I used Poppystamps gorgeous :Leaf and Tendril foil plate. After it was foiled I used Poppystamps Leafy Branch Oval to cut the center of my card out. ( I didn't use the inside main die)


I loved using the: Poppystamps Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set for this fall inspired card. I used white paper and colored myself with ink blending as pictured below. I did the same for the leaves.


I slightly rolled the tips of the petals and leaves. I added crystals to some of the main centers of the cluster of blooms.


The sentiment is a pinkish foil, I used Poppystamps :You Are Amazing Poe Script from Poppystamps .


Thanks for the visit and don't forget to check out my guest: Nancy linked above.


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!!    

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





Challenge Reminder: Halloween Treat Box
by Candice Crawford

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Hello crafters! Are you ready for Halloween? Today's project share is a Halloween flip top treat box designed with the new Fall dies from Poppystamps. This box can hold several fun size candies and delite any recipient. 

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To create my project I used the new Witches Shoe die along with the Spider web from the Halloween Assemblage die set and the whimiscal spider from the Whittle Creatures Craft die.  The box can easily be created from one sheet of cardstock for the base of the box and decorated with patterned paper. For my box, I used plain white cardstock that was colored with Distress Oxide Inks. 

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I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks, for the panels on my box, which I think paired very well with the Witches Shoe die that was cut from purple glitter cardstock. 

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The treat box comes together rather quickly and can easily be massed produced. You can create several of these boxes for Trick or Treaters, co-workers or use as a favor gift for a Halloween party. 

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Today, I'd like to  remind you to join our monthly challenge that starts on the first of every month.  The theme for this month is Anything BUT a Card.  OI hope my fliptop treat box is the inspiration you need to play along. Your project can be for any theme or occasion.  Don't forget to link your design to our challenge to enter you in our monthly giveaway for a $20 gift card to Poppystamps!   I sure hope you find some time to play! 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Halloween Tags
by Jeanne Jachna

Halloween Tag Trio-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I love this time of year!  It marks the beginning of fall.. and the start of all the fall and winter holidays!  Halloween is my favorite!  It seemed like the best night of the year when I was a kid because I could dress up, go out after dark and did I mention CANDY? I have a handful of "Special" ghouls that will get a treat bag that always get a little extra dressing. 

Halloween Tag Trio-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna-Witch

My tag trio each start out the same.. I inked a panel of white cardstock with Distress Oxide in candy corn colors with a touch of purple for a night sky.  I splattered them with water and some Ph. Martins Bleedproof White to add a little dimension.  Each panel is cut with an oval die and then topped with the Poppystamps Twisted Tree Oval.

Halloween Tag Trio-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna-House

Next just add your favorite Poppystamps dies to create scenes.   A simple die cut circle becomes a bright full moon above a scary haunted house from the Twisted Houses set.  Whittle Creatures and the Whittle Pumpkin Witch are also perfectly sized for these scene tags.  

Halloween Tag Trio-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna-Ghost

I'm reminding you to join our monthly challenge that starts on the first of every month.  The theme this time is ABC - that means Anything BUT a Card.  It can be for any occasion - maybe you've got some holiday baking in the coming months.  A pretty tag makes your treats even sweeter.  And.. don't forget that linking your design to our challenge automatically enters you in our monthly giveaway - a $20 gift card to Poppystamps!   I sure hope you find some time to play! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy



Moon Cat
by Tiffany Pryce


Welcome back to the blog! Tiffany here with some inspiration to share for our current challenge for the month - Anything Goes! This challenge theme is perfect because you can make anything you want - go wild! Since I love Halloween and I love all things autumn, I decided to use another new die from the latest release to make a Halloween card. 

I used an alcohol ink background that I had in my stash to create this quick card. When I created the background, I used a variety of blue, purple, and metallic alcohol inks. I dropped small amounts of color repeatedly around the panel and blended with alcohol blending solution and added texture with isopropyl alcohol. I really like using a fan brush to splatter isopropyl alcohol because it gives a nice distribution of splatter. I didn't have any black ink, so I decided to take my 100 copic marker (black) to scribble on the edges. It works exactly like a liquid alcohol ink. I spread the black ink with more isopropyl alcohol to darken the edges. I think it looks like an abstract night sky or maybe a galaxy.



Once the panel was dry, I die cut the Cat Collage die from the top center. The die cuts out the moon part, but leaves the cat. I wanted the cat to be a different color so from a piece of glitter paper, I die cut the Cat Collage again. I carefully snipped the cat out (this was very easy to do) and adhered it in place. I love the sparkle against the alcohol ink. Behind the panel, I adhered a piece of matte silver cardstock from the Reflections Mirror paper pad to be the moon. Finally, I matted the entire card front with a piece of black cardstock to "ground" the piece a bit more.


I debated adding a sentiment several times, but in the end, I decided to leave a sentiment off. I almost never create cards without a sentiment on the front, but hey anything goes right?! What do you think? Would you have added a sentiment on the front?

Hope you enjoyed the card and are inspired to join us for the challenge. See all the rules and how to enter on the Poppystamps blog. Until next time, happy crafting!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy





A Spooky Trick-or-Treat Tag
by Janet Katz

Trick or treat tag


Here's a reminder to enter our September Challenge of Anything Goes. As long as your entry includes a Poppystamps die or stamp, you can enter anything you like including a tag, scrapbook page, card or something else to have a chance at winning this month's gift card to our store.
While the temperatures are just barely inching down where I live (Texas), I'm in full-on fall and Halloween mode with my crafting. Poppystamps latest release is ideal for cards, scrapbook pages, and treat bags too. I started my little ghostly tag using some colored kraft cardstock. I cut it into a tag shape that is about 3" x 6". Next, I found the ideal fall plaid paper in my Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I had a special blade on my paper trimmer so I cut one piece with a scalloped edge and adhered that to the top of the tag. I sanded the green tag with a sanding block to reveal the kraft cardstock below the color to give it a more distressed look.
Trick or treat tag demo
I used Poppystamps' newest Halloween Assemblage die set to cut the ghost from heavy white cardstock and the spiderweb from a sheet of black glitter paper from the Memory Box Festive Glitter Pad. I put a small piece of green cardstock behind the ghost to give it green eyes. I also used a very pale grey alcohol ink marker down the right side of the ghost to give it a little depth. I used the cauldron from the Poppystamps' Whittle Witch die set cut from orange glitter paper in the same glitter pad. I trimmed off the feet and the handles to make it look like a trick-or-treat bucket. I adhered the spider web to a kraft-colored doily I got from the party section of my local hobby store. Then I used foam adhesive to adhere the ghost and the bucket. I adhered all this to the tag. I added some old alphabet letters to the bottom of the tag to spell out "trick or treat."
Trick or treat tag CU
At the top, I punched out a reinforcer from my black glitter cardstock. I used Poppystamps' Fanciful Fall Leaves die set (a new favorite of mine) to cut two leaves from brown and a deep rust cardstock. Then I cut acorns from the same orange glitter cardstock. I clustered these items along with three Autumn Fairy Crystals and glued them to the top left of the tag and added a piece of hemp twine to finish it off.
I hope you're taking some time for some autumn or almost-autumn crafting today. You deserve it.

Janet Floral Signature copy