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8 posts categorized "Color Block"

Floral Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I thought I'd share a little sunshine because who couldn't use a little pick me up?   I'm looking forward to seeing some blooms soon in the garden.  I'm excited because I'm starting to see greenery from daffodil, hyacinth and iris coming up in the garden.   Spring can't get here soon enough! 

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My cards always start the same.. with images arranged on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base.   I started with the Leaf Flourish Heart cut from white card stock.  I topped it with flowers and a butterfly from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel. 

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The new easel die sets include lots of smaller dies perfect for embellishing.  I love that you can get more out of the die set by using the individual images in a different way.  I added more greenery from the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel - like the berry sprigs and larger leaves.

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I added a simple sentiment with the Hello Poe Script die cut.  If you're looking for some new word sentiments you need to check out the store!  You're in for a treat! 

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Now for the background.  Because everything is arranged on a clear plastic sheet I can easily pick it up and slip different colors of card stock underneath.  I decided on a color block of three shades  - yellow, mango and orange.  Gem centers for the florals is the finishing touch.

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I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.  And if it's not.. remember you can always make your own! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Unicorn and Rainbow Valentine!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  Have you noticed there's some new dies in the Poppystamps store? I think my favorite this release is the new Whittle Unicorn!  Isn't it ADORABLE?    You'll love all the new designs that you can see here!

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The mane and little horn are separate dies so you can cut them from different material if you like.  I double cut the mane to add a layer of gold glitter for some sparkle and shine.  

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What goes perfect with unicorns? A rainbow of course!  I divided the width of my card (5.25") by the number of stripes I needed to fill the panel with hearts (6) and came up with 0.875".  I cut the strips slightly smaller than 1" wide and then adhered them together on their reverse side.   I trimmed the assembled panel to fit my card front and adhered it to the card base. 

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I adhered the hanging hearts at various lengths at the seam where the color block strips meet.   The background colors are softer shades of the brights inside the die cut hearts. 

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What I love most about crafting is that I can make a special card for all the one of a kind people in my life.  I think I know a princess that might like this one. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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Welcome 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 #75 ABC - Anything But A Card is Darlene!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is SuperStickChick

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com 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!

2021-01PSC#76 - Monochrome - Yes you're seeing that image right.. no need to adjust your screen colors!  LOL!  This month we're looking for monochrome themed projects. 
Monochrome is defined as a project created in shades of black and white or in varying tones of one color.  To keep it simple you can create in shades of black white and grey or in ombre shades of any color you like (with the addition of black and white).   You can choose any occasion or event - all types of projects welcome including but not limited to cards, page layouts, tags, gifts, home decor and more!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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.

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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 January 27 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on February 1.   

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

Mistletoe Hugs
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that the holiday spirit stays with you throughout the coming year!  I know you've been really nice, so you're probably going to have to send a few thank you's  for the gifts you've received! 

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I wanted to incorporate the colors of the season (reds and greens) and some holiday foliage (mistletoe) on this holiday thank you card.   My favorite way to thank someone is with a big hug.  That's probably because sometimes I just can't find the right words to express how I feel when someone does something nice for me. 

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This card starts with a color block background. I simply divided the cover size of my card (5.5" less 1/4 inch for the border = 5.25") by 5 (the amount of colors I wanted to use) and came up with 1.05 - so I cut the strips a little bigger than 1".  I taped the strips together on their reverse side and then trimmed the panel to fit my card front. 

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 I cut the Holiday Mistletoe from white card stock and adhered one along the top and one along the bottom of the card.  A big LUSCIOUS hugs is adhered right in the middle of the card.  I cut the outline die from gold glitter paper because I just can't resist a little sparkle. 

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You can see how nice and flat this card is - that makes it easy to mail with no extra postage!    The stamped sentiment is from a retired set.. maybe you have it - called "Sentiments of Love".

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Signing off for 2020 - my wish for us all is that 2021 brings all good things - good health, prosperity and employment, and much love and happiness.

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Zig Zag Spellcaster Witch
By Jeanne Jachna

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It's finally here!  It's HALLOWEEN!  I hope you have some spooky fun planned even if you're not allowed to trick or treat!  I've got a little eye candy for you today with this Halloween color block card.

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I think details make your card creations come to life and this one is sure to catch your eye with the blingy steam coming from the cauldron and the silver bow on the witch's waist.

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This card starts with the Zig Zag Border background.  It was easy to assemble.  Just cut strips of colorful card stock, tape them together nice and tight on their revers side and then trim the edges so the panel fits your card base.  Easy peasy! 

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I topped the panel with a Pointed Oval Frame cut from black card stock.  It contains the scene and keeps the figure grounded so it doesn't look like it's floating. 

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I wanted to add some details to the witch.  The die has some cut lines on her skirt.  I cut the witch twice... once in black and once in grey.  I cut the skirt to remove the cut panels and adhered them with adhesive foam tape to add dimension.  To hide the edges that looked a little rough I added a bitty bow.

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The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is from the Halloween Ingredients stamp set.  The coordinating die set includes the little tag shape.

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Wishing you a fun Halloween!  Don't eat too much candy!  :P 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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SPooKy Boo!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm getting excited as Halloween is getting closer!  We spent last weekend dressing up the house with bales of hay, corn stalks, indian corn, pumpkins and colorful gourds.  A trip to the local farm stand is always a feast for the eyes!  It's been hard for all of us staying home in an effort to beat COVID.  It's been even harder trying to find places to go where you won't be around too many people.  Here's a peek from our escape..

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There are some benefits to living in rural Indiana!    How could I not come home with a trunk full? I hardly knew where to begin!! 

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Today I'm mixing a little old with the new.  Maybe you see an old favorite on my design?   It's the Diamond Background die.  Yes!  It's still available and as beautiful as ever.  It's one of the very first dies I purchased from Poppystamps!  I inlaid the entire panel with shades of yellow and orange for a fun harlequin pattern.

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I topped the clean smooth panel with the new Boo Outline die cut from grey and black card stock.  

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All that was left was to tuck little skeletons cut from the Surprise Skeleton die behind the words.  The die features the Surprise Skeleton inside an open circle.  A few snips free's it from the circle so you're left with the top half of a complete skeleton. 

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I love the contrast of the bright colorful background with the dark boo word cuts.  The skeletons are glued loosely so they look like they might pop from the design! 

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I hope you're making the most of the season and encourage you to take a ride in the car if you're feeling cooped up.  The crisp air and colorful leaves will brighten you're mood!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"