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10 posts categorized "Color Block"

Blooming Thank You and Hello
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey crafty friends! Today, I'm sharing how I combined color blocking and embossing folders. I wanted to see if I could use my embossing folder in a slightly different way for a new look. 

First, I selected four colors of cardstock and cut each piece down to 5.75 x 4.5 inches. This would be a great chance to create a monochromatic card or play with a unique color combo you've been meaning to try. I used the Sunny Orange paper pack and the Fresh Aqua paper pack for my two cards. I then created an A2 template from copy paper to map out my cut marks. You can create your template however you'd like, but I think the fewer lines, the easier it is to complete the final card panel. 

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Since the template is smaller than your cardstock, use a ruler to extend the lines so you know where to cut on each cardstock panel. I used temporary adhesive to glue two cardstock panels together so I could cut two panels together at one time.

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Once your panels are cut, add adhesive to the template, select the pieces in the order you would like, and adhere to the template. Once all four color blocks are adhered together, run through the embossing folder using the instructions for your die cutting machine. I think creating the color block panel before running through the Blooming 3D Embossing Folder is much, much easier than embossing each piece of cardstock and then trying to piece it together. Ask me how I know, haha (the yellow panel was done the hard way)! After embossing, trim down the panel to an A2 size.

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To finish the cards, I kept it pretty simple. For the blue panel, I lightly rubbed white pigment ink over the panel to add ink to the raised areas. I die cut a vellum circle from the Stitched Circle Layers die and die cut the Thank You Flourish die four times from white cardstock. Finally, I added several Fairy Drops for a little shine.

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For the yellow panel, I trimmed it down to slightly less than an A2 card. I lightly rubbed gold pigment ink over the panel to add ink to the raised areas. Then, I die cut the Hello Folksy Script die three times from white cardstock and once from gold foil cardstock from the Polished Foil paper pack. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape on top of a simple wreath made from the Garden Leaves and Berries die.

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Hope you were inspired to try something new with your embossing folders and colorful cardstock. If you make something inspired by my cards, please tag Poppystamps and me on IG. I'd love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Berry Red Happy Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth Lopez  here today, channeling my inner Jeanne :)  I loved using the memory box Berry Red paper pad collection all on one card. In case you didn't know this paper is 110 lb. cardstock . I always seem to use the pink pad. 

 When I layered the " Poppystamps Happy Birthday Poe Script" die I was going to use only foil and then decided I wanted white with only a bit of the gold showing. I Love how that turned out.... I just adhered the white die-cut  and slid it down and to the left  . What do you think? I love the look of just a bit of gold showing.

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I cut all my paper 1/2 in. strips, I then used my tape runner and added tape to the card then started placing my strips down on a slant. After all the strips were adhered I trimmed my panel down.  I am sure glue is used most but this tape lets me pick up and reposition just a bit more.

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I am pretty happy with the fun color strips background. I wanted the background  to stand out and not conflict with the beautiful blooms, all linked below.

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The blooms are called Wild Rose Stem from memory box. 

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Thank you for the visit today. Another happy crafty day for me, I hope you find time to have one as well.

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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! 

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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. 

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PSC#76 Monochrome

Challenge Badge

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.

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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