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03/30/2020

Mon 30

Blog Blitz Giveaway
by Sue McRae

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Welcome to another day of our spring Blog Blitz! There's been lots of inspirational projects using the fabulous new products from Poppystamps!

Today I have a simple shaker card using the new Berry Square Frame.

I started by creating a panel using alcohol inks in blues and aquas on Yupo paper. I cut a piece from this panel to be the background of my shaker square.

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The Berry Square Frame was cut from white card stock and also cut from my white card front because I'm making an inlaid shaker. The frame will sit in the square die cut.

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I took the Garden Leaves and Berries and die cut the berries a bunch of times from the same white card stock and adhered them to the front panel. Then I assembled the shaker part and attached the panel to a white card base.

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For the sentiment I die cut the Doodle Happy Birthday 4 times from black card stock to give it height so it can pop from the textured background.

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If you would like a chance to win the Berry Square Frame please leave a comment on this post.

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . 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 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 random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Thank you for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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03/21/2020

Sat 21

Spring Blog Blitz Giveaway
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello there dear crafty friends and family ! We are so blessed to enjoy this craft of ours and now most of us have lots of time to play. I hope you have fun the next few days looking at all the new products!

 Its Blog Blitz time where Dave is giving away new products each day! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this beautiful Raining Frame die new from Poppystamps .

 

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I cut the outer edge of patterned paper from memory box called : Cottage Meadow then added some foam tape and adhered to the new panel.

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I placed my panel over the new paper from Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad, all linked below. I stamped the sentiment using : Birch Press Design : You are Awesome.

 

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I think of this die as almost a plate and a die. Its perfect for your front panels no extra cutting needed.

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You can see how beautiful this plate/ die looks. I love it!

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If you would like to have a chance to win this beautiful Poppystamps : Raining Frame Die all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

 

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . 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 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 random numb
er generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make us SMILE! ( copied from Jeanne)

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Thank you and take care.

Let not your heart be troubled ( John  14:1)

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03/17/2020

Tue 17

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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03/16/2020

Mon 16

Thinking of You
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! I'm very anxious for spring to arrive so I decided to make spring card for you using soft colours with some of the new Poppystamps release!

I started by die cutting the Soaring Tree Frame from 3 layers of white card stock and 1 layer of linen card stock.

I chose some colours from the new Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots Paper Pad and cut them into thin strips and adhered them to a white panel that is slightly smaller than the Tree Frame then I attached the Tree Frame onto the dotted panel.

For the card base I picked a design from the new Springtime Bouquet Paper Pad. This skyburst pattern is so fun!

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Have you seen the new Poetic Uppercase Alphabet die? It will die cut the entire alphabet in one pass, with 3-4 die cuts of each letter, so you can create your own sentiments! Love this because they are a nice size for putting together longer sentiments, phrases or for customizing cards or scrapbook pages with names and places. There is also a die that die cuts lowercase letters.

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My Thinking of You sentiment is from the letters in this die and I used it vertically for a different look.

I finished off my card by adding a few butterflies from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. The colours are so soft and sparkly in this paper pad, the camera just doesn't do it justice!

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Thank  you so much for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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03/11/2020

Wed 11

Split Birthday Wishes
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Marybeth Lopez here, with a Flower Challenge Reminder! All you need to do is make a card with a flower , one random winner will win a $20 certificate to the Poppystamps store. I used this beautiful Peony Bouquet clear stamp from Poppystamps .

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I could have stamped my flower then split it, I think next time that's what I will do so I don't lose any of the flower. I did it the way its pictured above then removed the tape . I forgot to take the picture, so this one is stamped already.

 

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I split the stamped image and added foam tape to the back .

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I heat embossed my image and watercolored it in with Zig pens. After stamping the Birthday wish I then adhered the two cut panels to my card base.

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Because the panels are raised you can add embellishments  without causing a bump to you card . Easy mailing with the bump flush within the card.

 

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Hope to see you play along for a chance to win!  Had a hard time with pictures due to the very cloudy day when I took these, sorry!

Hope you have a great week!

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03/02/2020

Mon 02

I Heart You.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, sharing a simple to make  gate fold card today.

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I have use cream card. size 15 inches by 6.1/2 inches. if you do not have this length in card stock (UK A3) you could use 2 pieces of A4 10 inches in length and double back panel up. I scored & folded @ 2.1/2 inches 5 inches both ends .

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Die cut in cream card "Meadowblossom Frame.. Tall Skyline Tree frame & Soaring Tree Frame.

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I mat and layered these three panels onto delicate pink and plum card.

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Inside card Meadowblossom frame.. I used Liquid pearls in the flower center.. Poppystamps Valentine Fun Sentiment stamp.

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I used these cute Village Houses ..Folds flat for posting 

Thank you for stopping by today Pam x.

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02/15/2020

Sat 15

Birthday Money Envelopes
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here this weekend sharing an easy card to make with Poppystamp's Stitched Envelope craft die. The sentiment is also from Poppystamps: Peony Bouquet stamps set.

 

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I used white cardstock and then blended Distress Oxide ink . I used heavyweight 110 lb. cardstock. for the envelopes but next time I will use one not so heavy, because it won't be as bulky once the money is tucked in. No need for such heavyweight anyway. I found because of the oxide inks glue didn't adhere as well so I used very thin score tape. If you choose to just used colored paper no worry , you can use glue or tape.

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I folded the money and used a bone folder to help make it flatter. You can fold it, in a way that shows the amount but I had random amounts for the photo so I didn't chose to show the amount.

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I am not sure why the photo above is so faded and bright, on my phone and computer it's not. Sorry about that.

 

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This card will most likely go to my grandson, born on Leap year. Since this is a leap year and he is 16, he gets one envelope filled with money for each real birthday. Sometimes he says this will be his 4th birthday :) 

Thank you for the visit today and I hope you have a wonderful week filled with many blessing.

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02/14/2020

Fri 14

Confetti Heart Plate
by Candice Crawford

Poppy Stamps Blog Post 2.14.20. REVHappy Valentine's Day Everyone! 

Candice here back on the blog showcasing my last Valentine's Day card for 2020. Today's card features the Confetti Heart Plate and the Love Outline die from our January release.

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If you're in need of quick last minute Valentine's Day card for someone, you can easily put together this cutie in no time flat.  To get started, die cut the Confetti heart plate from a piece of white cardstock. This die is perfectly sized to 4.25 x 5.5 inches, which the same size of an A2 card.

Next grab a sheet of red and white polk a dot patterned paper and cut it to A2 size. I'm using a piece of red polka dot paper from the Memory Box Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 paper pad. Cut your patterned paper to 4.25 x5.5 inches and adhere it to your card base. Then place the Heart plate die cut piece on top of your patterned paper. Isn't this stunning! Instant decorative background with no ink blending involved. 

Now cut a strip of black cardstock to 1.75 x 4.25 inch strip with your paper trimmer. Then using the newly released Love outline die to cut the sentiment outline from a scrap piece of white cardstock and the sentiment layer with a piece of red cardstock. Next layer the red love sentiment on top of the white outline and secure the two pieces together with your favorite liquid or tape runner adhesive.  

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Adhere the two toned love sentiment on top of your back cardstock strip. Pop up your sentiment strip onto your confetti heart plate with some 3M foam tape. 

Viola, your card is done! Wasn't that quick and easy. 

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I hope you've enjoyed today's card tutorial. I hope you found inspiration to either case my design or to create your very own card using the same dies from the January Valentine's release. Thanks for joining me today. Until next time...happy crafting! 

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02/13/2020

Thu 13

Love Stitch Circle Frame
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, 

Candice here on the blog today sharing with you a shaker card tutorial using the Love Stitch Circle Frame die and the Memory Box Drifting Hearts stencil. 

To get started take a piece of white cardstock measuring 5.7 inches tall x 4.5 inches wide and sponge on some Spun Sugar Distress oxide ink with your ink blending tool.  

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Next place the Memory Box stencil, Drifting Hearts on top of your Spun Sugar cardstock panel and sponge the heart images onto your paper using Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Barn Door distress inks. Add each of the colors in order from lightest to darkest making sure to blend each of the colors together to avoid any harsh lines.   

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Now take your Double Stitched Rectangle Frame die and die cut a frame and inner panel from your heart stencil cardstock. The Double Stitched Rectangle frame will create the perfect A2 size card front panel. 

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Next die cut the Love Stitch Circle Frame once from a scrap piece of red cardstock and then again from a scrap piece of white cardstock. Snip away the love sentiment from the red scalloped circle frame, leaving just the frame behind. Adhere the red scalloped frame onto the white Love Stitch Circle Frame to create a two toned effect. 

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Next using a circle die or punch from you stash, cut a 3 inch circle from a piece of clear acetate. Adhere the acetate to the back of the two toned frame using some strong adhesive. I used 1/8th inch score tape.

With some 3M foam tape, cut a thin strip of adhesive foam long enough to go the entire perimeter of your scallop frame. Adhere your foam tape to back of your scalloped circle frame. Remember to double up on the adhesive so that there is enough clearance for your shaker bits to shake. Brush a bit of your embossing buddy on the inside of your adhesive foam to prevent the shaker bits from sticking to the sides. Now add your sequence or shaker bits. I am using Sprinkletz sweetheart embellishments. 

Remove the backing tape from the foam adhesive and add your stenciled card front to the shaker frame. Add your shaker card front panel onto an A2 side folding cardbase and your shaker card is now done! 

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I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and found inspiration to create your very own shaker card. Thank you for joining me today. Until next time, happy crafting! 

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02/10/2020

Mon 10

Rainbow Hearts
by Sue McRae

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Hello everyone! Sue here with a cheery rainbow card using one of the Valentine's Day dies from the new release.

Not all heart cards have to be for Valentine's Day, try thinking outside the box in using them in your every day crafting.

I'm sure most of you have lots of scrap card stock lying around, I know I do. So today I'm using up the scraps to make my own rainbow background.

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Pick whatever colours make you happy for creating your background. I went with a rainbow but you could use different shades of one colour. I cut strips 0.25" and 0.5" wide because I wasn't sure what I was going to do at first. I arranged the colours horizontally and then decided I liked them on a diagonal better and I put a couple of wider strips with the narrow ones just to mix it up. I added my strips to a piece of white card stock that I covered with double sided adhesive. Once I filled my panel with all the strips I trimmed off all the ends.

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I die cut the Samba Heart Border from white card stock and adhered it the panel. I used the same colours from my background to die cut the hearts. I cut small squares from the coloured card stock and taped them to the back of the border die so I could cut several hearts in different colours at the same time. It only took 3 passes to die cut all the hearts I needed.

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I added the hearts with foam tape for dimension and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Art Deco You Are Wonderful stamp set. 

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To finish off I added a thin strip of black card stock to the heart panel and some iridescent bubbles.

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I hope you give this idea a try. It's an easy way to add some fun colour to a card. I have enough strips leftover to make another panel for a future project. Bonus!

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

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