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29 posts categorized "Dana Kirby"

Garden Border and Butterflies
by Dana Kirby

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Good Morning Friends and Welcome Back! I am stopping by today with a fun birthday card to share with you all. Although I created a birthday card, this same card can be used for many different occasions by just chasing the sentiment. Let's get started, shall we?

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I started my card by ink blending Distress Oxide Ink in Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade onto a piece of cardstock. I then ran the cardstock through my die cutting machine with the Leafy Garden Border Die. Don't you just love the detail this die creates. I also ink blended my card panel (background) with Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass.

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Next, I ink blended Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet onto small squares of cardstock. I then ran them through my die cutting machine with the Intricate Cut Butterflies Die Set.

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For my sentiment, I used the Birthday Blowout Stamp Set. I stamped Happy Birthday directly onto my Leafy Garden Border and then attached everything to my A2 card base. Lastly, I added a few sparkling clear jewels to finish my card. 

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Thanks for joining me today! I also wanted to let you all know that this will be my last post as a member of the PoppyStamps Design Team. I have decided to step down at this time. I want to Thank everyone on the PoppyStamps team for their generosity and amazing support. I will forever be their customer and fan. Also, Thank You, the blog readers for your kind comments and support here and on Instagram as well. I appreciate each and every one of you. I will still be sharing my cards and projects on my blog: Dkirbystamps.com and also on Instagram:@dkirbystamps and I would love to have you follow along. Take care my friends!

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Thank You
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well. I am back today with a clean and simple card to share with you all. This is such a fun and easy to technique and works well with so many PoppyStamp dies.

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I started my card by die cutting the Intricate Leaf Square Frame three times from white cardstock. I stacked the frames and glued them together for a little dimension and stability. Next, I created a focal square by glueing thin strips of cardstock together and trimming them down into a square. I attached both of these elements onto an A2 card base.

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For my sentiment, I used the Wild Rose Stamp Set. This set has gorgeous floral images along with lots of great sentiments too. I stamped my sentiment directly onto my card panel, keeping everything flat and perfect for mailing.

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Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope you give this technique a try. 

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Peony Garden
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well. I am happy to be back sharing another card with you all. 

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I started my card by using the gorgeous Peony Garden Corner Stamp Set. I stamped it in VersaFine Black Ink onto Open Studio Watercolor Paper. I added clear embossing powder and used my heat gun to melt the powder. 

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Next, I added my color. I used Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn. I pressed my ink cubes onto my craft mat and misted it with water. I then used a small piece of acetate to "pick up" the ink. Lastly, I smooshed the acetate down onto my card panel to transfer the color. Because I used a small piece of acetate I was able to control where the color went. Although I didn't worry too much, as I wanted the color to go outside of the lines and look "uncontrolled". Once my card was dry, I stamped my sentiment directly onto my card panel.

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Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to give this technique a try. 

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Clean and Simple Challenge
by Dana Kirby

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Hello Friends! It is Dana here today stopping by to remind you about our monthly challenge. This month the challenge is to create a Clean & Simple Card. You can find all the details and information Here: Clean & Simple Challenge. I hope you get a chance to join us, you might just be the lucky winner! 

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I started my card by die cutting the Stitch Wreath from a white cardstock panel and from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad in a variety of colors. 

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Next, I inlaid all the small glittered leaves back into the wreath. I used a little liquid glue for this step. Though this takes a little extra time, I think the end result is well worth it.

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Lastly, I used the Birthday Blowout Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment directly onto my card panel. 

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What do you think? It doesn't get any more clean and simple than this! I hope you get a chance to join us and play along with the challenge. 

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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 June 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1.   

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

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Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz
by Dana Kirby

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Good Morning Friends! Are you loving all of the New Garden Variety Products that the design team has been showcasing? It is such a great release with so many wonderful new products. Today for the Blog Blitz we are giving away the Flora Blooms Die Set. I will have all of the details below on how to enter.

For my card, I started by die cutting the Floral Blooms and Flora Bloom Solids Set from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. I love how these two die sets can be layered and work so well together. A perfect match!

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For my card base, I die cut the Circle Fold Frame from white cardstock. I then used the Small Curve Background Die and die cut it from the same soft pink glittered cardstock. Lastly, I die cut Scallop Small Curve Border Die from white cardstock. Once again, these dies layer and work perfectly together. Also, I wanted to mention that I used a liquid adhesive to glue my glittered die cuts together. I have found a strong liquid glue works the best. 

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Next, I attached my Circle Fold Frame to a cardstock base and layered my pieces to create my card. 

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Lastly, I stamped my sentiment directly onto my card base. For my sentiment, I used the Whittle Sayings Stamp Set. 

 

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And now the part you've been waiting for!  Your chance to win the Flora Blooms die!

The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 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 June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
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 June 16. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

We know you love to make too!  When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020  tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize.  Their project will be featured on our Instagram account with the winner announcement.

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PSC#69 Clean and Simple


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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 #68 Winged Things is Bonnie

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

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#69 Clean and Simple  This month we're looking for projects that are Clean and Simple.    Clean and Simple is a style - it's typically defined by lots of clean white space,  limited embellishments and layers, and one main image.  The card should be easy to recreate and make multiples of and 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 June 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1.   

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