7 posts categorized "Dana Kirby"

11/13/2019

Wed 13

Challenge Reminder: Fall Frolic
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today with a reminder that you still have time to enter this month's Poppy Challenge: Fall Frolic!

For my card today I started by creating my background. I used Yupo paper and Alcohol Pearl Ink in: Splendor, Deception, Alchemy and a little Gold Mixative. I just kept adding the inks with a little blending solution until I created my desired background.

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Once my background was dry I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame Die. 

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Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set onto a rectangle that I die cut from the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame. I then die cut a few leaves from the Autumn Leaf Set to add as an accent to my sentiment.

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I mounted my Autumn Leaves frame onto a piece of kraft cardstock. The alcohol ink had enough color and design that I wanted to keep my background fairly simple. 

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Lastly, I inlaid my sentiment back into my frame and then mounted my card panel onto a top folding A2 card base.

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I hope I inspired you to play along with the challenge this month! You can find all of the details about the challenge Here. I can't wait to see what you create!

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11/05/2019

Tue 05

Blog Blitz: Merry Christmas
by Dana Kirby

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Hi there Poppy Friends! The Holiday Blog Blitz is continuing today, and I am showcasing the fun new Townhouses die set. I will have more information about how you can win this wonderful die set at the bottom of my post. Let's get started with my card, shall we?

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I started my card by ink blending Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers at the top of my card panel. I then die cut the Merry Christmas Flourish sentiment from white cardstock and attached it to the top of my card panel. I am creating a slim line card today. My card panel measures 3 x 8 inches with my overall card measuring 3.5 x 9 inches. 

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Next, I used the Stitched Hills die set and die cut my hills from white cardstock. I attached the hills to my card panel with foam adhesive so my ground/hills would have some dimension.

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For my houses I used the Townhouses and Village Houses, and for my trees I used the Whittle Trees die sets . I die cut them from white cardstock and then used my Distress Oxide Ink sponges to add ink to the homes and tress. I didn't add any fresh ink to my sponges, I just used the "left over" ink that was left on my sponges from another project. I find this works well for small die cuts and when I don't want the color too intense. 

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I also added a small strip of yellow cardstock behind my houses for the light in the windows.

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Next, I began adding my houses to my card front. I used both liquid glue and foam adhesive, keeping some houses flat while other are raised.

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I also tucked in some Whittle Trees around my houses. I love how all of these dies work so well together to help build your scene.

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To finish my card, I attached everything to my slim line card base. This is a fun card size to build a scene on and it can be mailed in a standard sized business envelope without any extra postage.

And now for the part you've been waiting for! You could win this gorgeous and versatile Townhouses die set!

Here's all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter 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 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! 

 

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11/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#62 Fall Frolic

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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 last month's challenge PSC#61 Enchanted is Amy Tsuruta!

Feline batty by Amy  TsurutaThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Libellule_craft!

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!

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PSC#62 Fall Frolic - The days are getting longer and there is a chill in the air - Fall is here.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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 November 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  December 1.   

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Poppystamps is also a super sponsor of the Fall / Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop!  Link your project to our challenge and theirs and you'll have two ways to win!   You can get all the details on the Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here! 

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

10/22/2019

Tue 22

There is Magic in the Night
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today and I am happy to be back sharing a Fall card with all of you.

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I started my card by die cutting the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame from moss green cardstock. Isn't this frame Gorgeous? I love all the details!

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I then used the coordinating stencil and ink blended Distress Oxide Ink in Spiced Marmalade over the pumpkins. I love how the Sidekick Frames include a stencil, it really adds to the possibilities of the die and makes it super easy to add another color or layer to your frame. 

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While the Distress Oxide Ink was still tacky I added clear embossing powder to the pumpkins. I then heat set the clear embossing powder. This gives the pumpkins a little extra shine and added detail. Although it is hard to photograph the shine on the pumpkins, this extra step is really worth it in my opinion.

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Next, I began creating my background (night sky). I used Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves and Distress Ink in Black Soot. I used a blending sponge and ink blend the colors onto Bristol smooth cardstock. Once I was finished I spritzed my background with water and let it dry.

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I decided I wanted my frames to be kraft on my final card design. So I die cut the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame from kraft cardstock. I then trimmed away all of the pumpkins and vines. Next, I laid the kraft frame over the moss green die cut and attached the two frames with a little liquid glue to my ink blended background.

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To finish my card I stamped my sentiment from the Pumpkin Patch Stamp Set onto my rectangle. I ink blended a little Orange Marmalade ink around the edges and inlaid it back into my frame to finish my card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Have a Wonderful week and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

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10/08/2019

Tue 08

Halloween Fun
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! I am happy to be back today sharing a fun Halloween card with you all. How is your Halloween crafting coming along? I love to send out a few Halloween cards this time of year and the latest release from Poppy Stamps definitely has everything I need to create some great cards! The layout I chose today would work well for so many occasions. Let's get started, shall we?

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I started my card by creating a color block piece in Halloween colors. I began by cutting .25" cardstock strips in orange, lime green and purple. I then used a tape runner and attached the strips of cardstock to a piece of copy paper. I have found using thin (copy) paper for this technique makes it is easier to trim my panel down with my paper cutter. Once I had all the strips attached, I trimmed the panel down to 4 x 3.25 inches. I then attached this to my A2 card base. 

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Next, I die cut a Pointed Square Frame from black and white cardstock. I then used the inside piece of the frame and die cut the Smiling Jack O Lantern from both pieces of cardstock. This gave me both pieces I needed, the frame and the inside piece with the Jack O Lantern. I inlaid these two pieces together and mounted them onto my striped panel. Lastly, I inlaid the black pieces (eyes, nose and mouth) back into the Jack O Lantern to give it a finished look...he just makes me smile!

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To finish my card, I stamped my sentiment from the Halloween Fun stamp set directly onto my card base. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I inspired you to create a few Halloween cards of your own.

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09/21/2019

Sat 21

Joyful Holiday
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here again today with a Christmas card for you all! I am using one of my favorite products from latest release at Poppy Stamps (Holly Side Strips and Stencil) and it is also the prize for the Blog Blitz today...you can be one of the lucky winners!

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I started my card by die cutting the Holly Side Strips Die from my card panel. I then backed it with red glitter paper before attaching it to my card base. I love this die, it adds an elegant touch to your card with only one pass through your die cutting machine! There is also a coordinating stencil included in this set, so you can add ink or color to your Holly. Next, I die cut the Holiday Joy die. I die cut the shadow from vellum and the word (top layer) from white cardstock. I also cut the leaves from green glitter paper. Once I had my dies adhered to my card front I inlaid the green glitter leaves back into the die cut for a little added detail.

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Once I decided on my layout, my card came together rather quickly...these dies do all of the work! 

Now, how about a Giveaway? Would you like to win the Holly Side Strips Die and Stencil? All you need to do is comment on my post today and you will be entered into the drawing.

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. 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 October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

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 October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  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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09/10/2019

Tue 10

A Halloween Hello
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here and I am so excited to be joining the Poppy Stamps Design Team!! Today I am sharing a Fun Halloween card with you all that uses many Wonderful dies from the Latest Release. I started my card by creating my background. I used Color Burst powders in Merlot and Indigo and a little Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Storm Cloud. I added the powders to watercolor paper and spritzed them with water until I created my desired background. 

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Next, I used the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame to create my frame for my card panel. I then die cut the Magical Cauldron and Scary Ghost for my card design. I also die cut the Magical Cauldron from my card panel to add the fun stitched vapor and bubbles to my card front. 

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To finish my card, I used the Halloween Fun stamp set to stamp my sentiment in a watermark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. Lastly, I attached my card panel to my A2 card base and attached my die cuts to my card front.

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Now, how about a Giveaway? Would you like to win the adorable Scary Ghost die? All you need to do is comment on my post today and you will be entered in the drawing. The last day to comment is September 23 and the winners will be announced on September 26! Good Luck!!

I hope you enjoyed my card today!! I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

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