56 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

01/28/2020

Tue 28

Stitched Envelope & Cloudline
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone, 

Candice here poppin' in to share with you a cute Valentine's Card using the new stitched envelope die, the new stitched cloud line die and new Valentine's Fun stamp set from our January release. 

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This card is super cute and you guess it...quite simple to make. To create this card you will need a 4.25 inch by 5.5 inch piece of white card stock that you will color with some Tumbled Glass distress ink. Next take you Double Stitched rectangle frame die and die cut your tumbled glass colored yardstick with the frame die. 

Now assemble both the frame and the center cutout to your white A2 sized cardbase. When you assemble the die cut panels to your card base, be sure to leave about a .25 inch white order around your distress ink panel. 

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Next, take a scrap piece of white cardstock and die cut the cloud border using the new stitched cloudline die. Then stamp the sentiment "Love is in the Air" from the new Valentine's Fun stamp set onto your cloud border die cut with some versa fine only black ink.

Now with a scrap piece of kraft cardstock, die cut the stitched envelope using the new stitched envelope die. With a scrap strip of red cardstock, die cut the stitched red hearts from the splendid stitched heart die. In place of the splendid stitched heart die, you can also use the new Petite stitched hearts die. 

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With all of your die cuts pieces cut out, you are now ready to assemble your card. First adhere your stitched cloud border strip to the bottom of your distress inked card front.

Next assemble your stitched envelope with your small bit of your favorite liquid or tape runner adhesive. Be sure to only secure two sides of your envelope and to leave the top portion open for your heart pieces. Once your envelope is assembled, adhere the envelope to your card front with some adhesive foam tape. My favorite is the 3M brand. 

Now take your stitched cut hearts and arrange them in a cluster both inside and outside of the envelope. Pop up a few of the hearts with some foam tape for added dimension. Viola! your card is done. For a bit of sparkle and shine, you can brush on some wink of stella glitter brush pen to your stitched hearts. 

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I just adore this card and all the stitching. I hope today's card tutorial has inspired you to either case my exact design or create you own version of the card using the same dies from the new release. Thanks for joining me today. Until next time... happy crafting!
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01/27/2020

Mon 27

Rainbow Shaker
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a colourful rainbow shaker card.

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I love a good rainbow so I decided to pull out some of my favorite alcohol inks and make a rainbow heart card. I used Yupo paper, alcohol inks, blending solution, rubbing alcohol and an air blower.

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I put some blending solution on the yupo and added dots of color in a row up the paper and moved the ink around with the air blower until I was happy with the blending.

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Using the Grid Heart Frame I die cut the panel, adhered a piece of clear plastic on the back and added a double layer of foam tape around the frame and in between each row of hearts. If you only add foam to the outside of the panel all the sequins would fall to the bottom and I didn't want that. I wanted to have sequins in each row of hearts and I wanted the sequins in each row to match the colour of the inks.

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I adhered white card stock to the back of the panel so the sequin colours would pop against the white.

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For the sentiments I used three from the Whittle Love Sentiments set that are perfect for sending to a friend. I white heat embossed the sentiments on black card stock and punched them out with circle punches. I wanted to keep the sentiments small so they wouldn't cover up too much of the fabulous rainbow shaker!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Hope you make a shaker card for a friend, I know it will put a smile on her face!

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01/18/2020

Sat 18

Sending Hugs and Kisses
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy Weekend to you all! Marybeth here today with a card sending Hugs and Kisses ( this will go to on of my granddaughters ) I used the new Poppystamps Floral Lace Heart Split Border craft die along with Poppystamps  Valentine's Fun clear stamp.

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I blended ink just behind the heart, I kinda made a mask with the negative of this die , as you can see on the right side of the heart. When taken away, the only blended ink will be under the delicate heart, simply done with out making a mask. On the left side you don't have to worry because it will be covered up with the Floral Lace Heart Split Border

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See above, when the negative of the die is taken away all you see is the original watercolored panel.

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I love this 3D Embossing Folder from memory box called :Heart Bouquet EF1006 Heart Bouquet  . It's so easy to use ... place envelope in folder on top of one plate and run it through your die machine.

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After I was almost done with my card I decided to add two more layers to the top of my card, for more dimension.

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You cant really see in the photo but I also went over the lacy part of the heart and used a shimmer pen.

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I layered two sentiments on top of each other to create this , I wanted it to fill up the lower portion of the panel.

Thanks for the visit to day and God bless you.

 

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01/10/2020

Fri 10

Valentine's Blog Blitz: Love Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here with a Valentine's Day Card for the 2020 Valentine's Blog Blitz! Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to find out how you can win some dies.

For the word "love", I used the Love Flourish die. I cut it out twice, once in white cardstock and once using a sheet of the Rinea Ruby Foiled Paper in Glossy. Then cut them in half and adhered the ruby half on the white cardstock and the white cardstock half onto the ruby foiled paper.

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For the heart, I used the Simple Leaf Heart Split Border die and cut it out in white cardstock then adhered it to the front of my card. 

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Now the part you've been waiting for... the prize!! 

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The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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 January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  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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01/07/2020

Tue 07

My Heart is Caught
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

 

I am so happy you could join us today! Our brand new Valentine's release offers beautiful and romantic dies perfect for so many occasions. Today, I am sharing a card I created with two of my favorite new dies from the new release, Heart Favor and Hanging Heart. Take a look!

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When I first saw the Heart Favor die, I was reminded of a line from a romantic poem:

my heart is caught

So I created this super sweet CAS card that features a hand with a heart caught in a string. Did the hand catch her heart, or is the hand offering someone their heart? Or, of all the hearts out there in the world, this hand captured mine. Whatever you decide, the answer is certainly romantic.

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The Heart Favor die is a set of two dies that features the tiny hand, and also a beautiful heart with a flower. I only used the hand, along with the Hanging Heart, but there are so many really beautiful combinations you can create using any of these romantic dies from our new release.

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I cut the hand out from the Heart Favor in a heavy white card stock, then again in a pale beige color and assembled the pieces together. I cut the Hanging Heart 6 times, three in a heavy white, and then in 3 shades of red and pink, and adhered them onto a pretty pearl blue background. Easy Breezy, just like love when you know it's right.

Now it's time for us to share a little love with all of you! Our valentine's Blog Blitz runs from January 3-14. We will be giving a prize on EVERY blog blitz 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 blog posts. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21st.

For a SECOND chance to win the HEART FAVOR 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 Jan. 19th.

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! Leave a comment today and come back and visit us agin tomorrow for even more great inspiration and another chance to win!

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01/05/2020

Sun 05

Blog Blitz Continues
by Marybeth Lopez

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Happy New Year friends of Poppystamps and more! Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog Blitz , where you have a chance to win this : Banded Hearts craft die just by leaving a comment here on this post. 

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I cut many layers in quite a few colors to see what I wanted to use.

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I wanted to show you the fun leftovers of this die great for confetti and for shaker cards.

It's very simple to add a few dots on the back of the die to adhere to the base of your card.

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I layered my card base with a few colors adhered just a bit down from the layer before. 

I think this would be beautiful in all white as well for an anniversary card etc.

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The card above it the one that I layered three times , then added some Martha Stewart glitter to the centers. So many options for this beautiful Poppystamps die. The sentiment is from  Memory box : Valentine Fun CL489  I used the same stamp set for both cards.

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This card above it a bit more simple and so easy to make. One layer with a simple envelope using Poppystamps :Stitched Envelope craft die. I cut a piece of paper to fit inside then stamped the Hugs sentiments using Memory box clear stamp called: Valentine Fun Cl489 

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Here is a photo showing both side by side. Don't forget , all you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win Poppystamps Banded Hearts craft die.

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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 January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  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.  From Jeanne's post.

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12/30/2019

Mon 30

Leafy Snowflake Frame.
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there Crafty Friends, 

Candice here from Papercrafting Elegance, back to share another holiday card.           Today's card although is holiday themed, has a lot of versatility and can also be used as a winter themed birthday or thank you card, by simply changing the sentiment and patterned paper.

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The products I used for my project are the Leafy Snowflake Frame and the Double Stitched Rectangle Frames die sets. This card came together quickly and was a breeze to make. Clean and simple is one of my favorite styles to use when mass producing holiday cards. 

To create this card, I first cut the Leafy Snowflake die twice from a piece of white cardstock and then again from a piece of red cardstock.  I snipped both sets of snowflakes from their frames, then separated the snowflakes into outlines and inlaid pieces.  

Next I inlaid the white snowflake piece into the red snowflake outline to create a red and white inlaid snowflake. These red and white snowflake pieces are held together with scotch tape on the reverse side. 

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Next I took a piece of 6x6 pattern paper from the Dashing Holiday Paper Pad by Memory Box and cut it to 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 for the background on my card. I then die cut the largest frame from the Double Stitched Rectangle Frames die set from a piece of red cardstock and added the fame to the patterned paper with some liquid glue.

I then adhered the inlaid snowflake to the card using some 3M foam tape. Lastly I added some silver rhinestones to each of the six points on the snowflake points and one rhinestone to the center for a bit of shimmer and shine. 

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To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment "warmest wishes" from the Flower Garden stamp set in Versamark onyx black ink onto a 1/2 inch strip of white cardstock and adhered the sentiment just below the snowflake with foam tape. I think this card is absolutely stunning. 

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I hope you all enjoyed today's project and found a bit of inspiration. Thank you all for joining me today. I wish you all a Happy New Year! and look forward to sharing more projects with you in 2020. 

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12/23/2019

Mon 23

Poinsettia Card.
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends!

With just two short days till Christmas I wanted to share with all of you a last minute holiday card I made using the Blooming Poinsettia Die set and Merry Christmas Flourish.

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These two dies are a match made in heaven. They coordinate so well together and create such a beautiful focal image for my card. To expand the length of the flourish for my card, I simply cut the off the sentiment and use the two remaining flourish pieces as the background to my card.  

I placed one piece of the flourish above the poinsettias and the second piece below to create the illusion that the flourish is one continuous die cut. There is so much versatility with the Merry Christmas flourish which allows this die to be used all year round. 

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I fell so much in love with the Blooming Poinsettia die set that once I made my cute gift tags last month, I had to create a coordinated holiday card.

What I love most about this die are the beautiful details on the petals and leaves. This die cuts out such cute line details that the Poinsettias just jumps right out at you. I also like that the die is large enough to create a focal point on a tag using the Poppystamps Double Stitched Tag Frames. But the best part about this die is that is also small enough to cluster together onto the front of a card.

Here is a recap photo of the Poinsettia gift tag I created last month. 

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If you like matching cards and gift tags, then I hope today's project inspires you to create some handmade cuties just like these. Both the card and the gift tag come together quickly, and are very easy to make. You can easily mass produce this card and gift tag to accompany your holiday gifts. To complete today's card, I used the warmest wishes sentiment from the Flower Garden stamp set and added some glitter gold stickles to the center of my poinsettia's. 

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Thank you all for joining me today. Happy Holidays everyone!

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12/13/2019

Fri 13

Noel by
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Are you all ready for Christmas.... Not me!!!  I think I will have most of my cards mailed by the time this post. I really needed a few more flat cards to mail , so I created this one using Poppystamps beautiful Festive Noel craft die.

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I had a hard deciding whether I wanted all white Noel or all red. I cut a few of the Noel die and played around with it. I thought I wanted all white but because of the stripes I felt like it needed the red to help ground it.

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It didn't take up much time to decide so still a fast card to get out before Christmas. Next year I have to make more cards that don't take up extra postage, this one will be perfect. I added some Glossy Accents to the red berries for a bit of extra dimension.

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I love using this memory box patterned paper . As you can see above this one die packs a bunch all into one.

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This is what I stamped on the inside of most of my cards.  I combined the stamps from Christmas Time I love the simple elegant way it fills the inside with a beautiful message.

I wanted to thank you all for your comments so often on my/our post, your kindness is heartwarming and I thank you.

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Thank you so much for the visit today. I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas ( if you celebrate) and a Peaceful New Year.  God Bless.

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12/11/2019

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans! It's Tina here with a challenge reminder for the last challenge of the year, and of course we're making it about Christmas.
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I'm sharing a fairly simple card, although putting it together was quite tedious. I started by planning out where I wanted to place the beautiful dove cut out, and then first stamped and silver heat embossed the sentiment.
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The dove frame I also heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and the colored inlayed die cut pieces are from some leftover alcohol ink panel using a dark green, teal and silver mixative. If you're die cutting yupo paper, I recommend running it back and forth a couple of times to prevent breakage of those tiny pieces when taking them apart. Now, maybe I was using the wrong glue but those pieces just wouldn't stick, lol. In the end the work and time spent was worth it.
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As a finishing touch I added a couple of silver sequins.

I hope with this card I have inspired you to join our challenge. But in case you 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 December 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  January 1. We can't wait to see what you make!

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