35 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

11/30/2019

Sat 30

Blooming Poinsettia Tag
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Friends, 

Candice here, sharing with you another Tag design using the Poppystamps Double Stitch Tag frame die.  I make a lot of handmade tags for my Christmas presents and the Blooming Poinsettia die and the tag frame die is perfect for decorating Christmas presents and gift bags for the upcoming holiday season.

To make this project, I used the Blooming Poinsettia die, the Silver Bells die and the largest Tag frame from the Double Stitched Tag Frame Die set.

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This project is simple and easy to make. I used scraps kraft, red, green and gold cardstock from my stash to die cut the tag, poinsettia, leaves and bell. The pointsetta is made up of three die cut pieces that I layered on top of each other popping up the third and top layer of the poinsettia with foam tape. 

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I embellished the center of the poinsettia with some glitter gold Stickles for some added texture and shine to the project.  

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If you like christmas decor and holiday gift wrapping, I hope today's Christmas gift tag inspires you to create your own holiday tags. Thanks for joining me today. 

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11/26/2019

Tue 26

Whittle Merry Christmas
by Sue McRae

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My card focuses on the cute Whittle dies that Poppystamps offers. I just love how charming all the images are in this series. 

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I created a window card by die cutting an Art Deco Frame four times out of my card panel.

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I wanted to do some inking behind each of the window so I lined the panel up on my card front and made pencil marks so I knew where all the windows would be to do my ink blending. Then I masked off each window section and used some aqua ink to create a gradient of colour.

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To add a little more interest to each window I flicked on aqua ink in a shade darker than I used for the ink blending, some white acrylic paint and Perfect Pearls. I put a bit of all of these products on an acrylic block, added a bit of water to them, dipped my paint brush in and flicked away!

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For each of the whittle dies I used paper from the new Memory Box Dashing Stripes and Dots pad and the Dashing Holiday pad. There's a lot of fun patterns in these pads that are good for Christmas and throughout the year.

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I popped up all the die cuts and the window panel with foam squares and added the sentiment which was white heat embossed on black card stock.

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Love how this turned out and it was quick and easy to make!

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

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11/09/2019

Sat 09

Holiday Blog Blitz: Christmas Card With Video Tutorial
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here! Are you loving all the new holiday releases as much as I am? Today I am sharing a card made with the new Dancing Snowflake Tile die!  Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to see how you can win this beautiful die.

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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Check out how delicate and gorgeous the Dancing Snowflake Tile is. Behind the die, you can see the new Flurries Washi Tape that I used on a sheet of paper from the Memory Box Dashing Holidays paper stack. 
 
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For the sentiment, I used the Holiday Joy die and to frame my card I used one of the Pointed Rectangle Frames.
 
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Now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post!  How you can win the Dancing Snowflake Tile die!
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The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 2-14 . 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 November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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 November 20. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on November 22.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  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 me SMILE! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!
Nadine

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10/28/2019

Mon 28

Halloween Treat Bag Topper
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone, 

Candice here to share with you a too cute to spook gift idea using dies from the Poppystamps September Release. With Halloween just a few short days away, I created these cute Pastel Halloween treat bag toppers to package up a few Halloween treats for my coworkers. Now if you're not familiar with Pastel Halloween, which is a new trend for Halloween, its simply taking the Halloween theme and decorating in pastel colors like pink, purple and teal instead of traditional orange, green and dark purple. The idea is for Halloween to be more cute instead of scary and gory. I love anything pastel, so designing with a Pastel Halloween theme is right up my alley. 

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To create my treats bag toppers, I first cut a piece of black cardstock to 4.25 inches wide x 4.5  inches long. Then I folded and scored the cardstock on the 4.5 side in half at 2.25. inches.  Next I cut each of my pastel pink, purple and teal pieces of cardstock with the zig zag stripes die. I then assembled the zig zag stripe pattern onto the folded black cardstock base using a piece of each of the three pastel colors.  

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Next I cut out two ghosts from the Scary Ghost die and adhered them to the bag topper with some foam tape. I then cut a strip of black cardstock and stamped the sentiment A Halloween Hello from the Halloween fun stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled on some white embossing powder over the inked sentiment and heat embossed it. I adhered the sentiment on top of the Zig Zag stripes with some foam tape. Viloa!  Now you have a cute Pastel Halloween Treat Bag Topper to dress up your gifts.

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This project was so easy and fun to make. I made several of these bag toppers and attached them to the top of my treat bags filled them with a mixture of with halloween themed goodies. Some of my bags contained halloween themed chocolates, while others contained halloween themed magnetic list pads and pencils. For the bags that contained the chocolates, I used the celebrated brand treat bags from Michaels. For you next gift, try dressing up your packaging with a cute bag topper.  

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's project. 

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10/26/2019

Sat 26

Mistletoe and Plaid
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello , Marybeth here today with a simple Poppystamps card, easy for mailing. Once I figured out my design I decided this flat card would be easy to make many and simple to send. I love the red and white Christmas design. Memory box now sells 6X6 paper packs ( so excited ) I chose the red and white plaid paper from the pack to add behind my mistletoe from panel (Dashing Holiday pp1001)

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I folded my card base then opened it up and placed the die where I wanted it and ran it through my die-cutting machine. Then I simply cut a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece of patterned paper and placed behind the top of the card.

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I turned it over and added clear tape and some glue for the tiny pieces.

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I for the berries I used Poppystamps Holly Outline from last year , you could use anything round or even a hole punch.

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As you can see in this top picture I decided to add a few more white berries so that it was either, a group of one ore three.

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The sentiment set is from also from last year, I love the font and longer narrow alignment of it. It worked well for this card. I lined my envelope with red cardstock to add a bit more detail when opening the card. Looks simple with lots of love and blessing for Christmas.

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10/03/2019

Thu 03

Fall Cottage Window
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and happy fall to you all! I enjoyed creating this card in the very wee hours of the morning. 

I used Poppystamps Dies :Cottage Window, Maple Trio, Autumn Leaf Set and Doodle Happy Birthday.

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I die cut and colored many leaves with the Peerless watercolor sheets and water pen. I just wipe the water pen  off in between colors on a baby wipe.

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I am letting you see the not so nice side of my card. For this one I just added some score tape to the back of the window ,when turned over I could see my leaf placement as I went along.

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 Sharing some more not so pretty side of the card showing you how I added my fun / craft foam. Once turned over I added a few more leaves here and there and added the window frame back in the opening and then added the shutters.

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I added the main watercolored panel to the front of my card base . I first added the birthday die using soft stone cardstock I decided I wanted it to be in white , so it wouldn't  take away from the window .

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Here is a close up of the layered leaves, under the frame.


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I am pleasantly pleased with how this card ended up, hope you like it too.

Take care.

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09/18/2019

Wed 18

Challenge reminder Anything goes
by Tina Wilstrup


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Hi there Poppy fans, are you playing along with the September challenge? I hope you are! It's an easy one - Anything goes - and here's a reminder with my inspiration. Having just sent our old boy across the rainbow bridge I knew I had to use the Whittle dog along with this sentiment.

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I started by cutting the Hearts trio show case die from a leftover piece of yupo paper that I made a while ago. I used Copic re-inkers RV04, RV02 and RV00. From the same piece I also cut the Whittle dog. For just the slightest contrast I die cut the Hearts trio die and the largest of the Pointed rectangle frames from a white shimmer cardstock.

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I placed the large frame as well as the white panel. I adhered the small frames from white shimmer cardstock using a T-ruler to align them and then inserted the yupo paper pieces. I stamped the sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set in a matching pink ink and adhered the Whittle dog.

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So there you have it. I decided to keep it simple. It felt right given the circumstances.

I hope I have inspired you and to play along! We always love seeing what you create, and you might win a $20 gift certificate to the store!

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09/12/2019

Thu 12

Fall / Halloween Blog Blitz - Maple Trio
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone!

As the newest member of the Poppystamps Design Team, I am continuing the Fall /Halloween Blog Blitz showcasing a fall theme card using the new Maple Trio and Autumn Leaf die sets. When I think of the fall season, I often envision the trees turning colors and piles of leaves scattered throughout the yard. The inspiration for today's card is my vision of a the beautiful fall leaves captured on a stunning wreath. 

To make this card, I first die cut each of the leaf images from white card stock 5 times. This ensured I had enough leaves to build a full wreath. 

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Next, I took my Distress Inks in the colors Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, Ground Expresso, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss and sponged on two different but coordinating inks to each leaf.  This allowed the leaves to have an ombre appearance and look more realistic. The color combinations I used were, Barn Door with Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber with Crushed Olive, and Forest Moss with Ground Espresso. I colored two of the leaves each in one solid color of Mowed Lawn and Ground Espresso.  

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I then die cut two circle frames from the Double Stitched Circle Frames dies using both the second and third largest circles from the stack. After my frames were cut out, I then began adhering the colored leaves to the second largest circle frame with some liquid glue.  I started with my largest Maple leaf image, then adhered the largest leaves from the Autumn Trio set and then moved to the next smaller leaves ensuring the leaves were layered on top of one another in various different directions. I continued this pattern until all of the die cut leaves were adhered. 

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Next, I took the negative circle piece from the third largest double stitched circle frame and inked it with tumbled glass distress ink. I then stamped the Happy Fall sentiment from in black ink and attached the wreath image and sentiment to a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of white card stock that was embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder. The sentiment was popped up using foam tape. I embellished the card with some gold enamel dots from my stash and attached the entire card front to a my 4.25 x 5.25 inch card base. I really like how this card came together and the fine embossed detail each of the leaf dies showcase. 

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Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Maple Trio die set.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. 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 September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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 September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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For all our friends who like to play challenges I want to let you know that Poppystamps is the sponsor for Time Out Challenges this week.  One winner will be selected to win a $20 gift certificate to the store!   I hope you find some time to play! 

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08/16/2019

Fri 16

Blog Blitz CAS Gator Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here with a Blog Blitz post for you!  Seriously, have you seen all the new dies and stamps in the Summer release?  I am loving all the cute little critters in this release. Isn't this Whittle Gator Die adorable?

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Even though I think the Gator is the cutest, I also really love the Whittle Palm Tree Die. Want a chance to win the Whittle Palm Tree? Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to find out how.

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Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created my card.
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The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on August 29.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post that you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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08/14/2019

Wed 14

Challenge Reminder: DIY Bookmarks with Video Tutorial
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card challenge. The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something having to do with back to school or anything that is not a card. Plus you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!!

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I used the Poppystamps Lovely Idea Die, the lightbulb made me think of school and I thought it would be cute on a bookmark.

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To get the gold imprint on the background of my bookmark I used the Gemini Foil Press which works great with any of Poppystamps dies.

Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created the bookmarks.
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For all the details on the challenge click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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