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27 posts categorized "Dana Kirby"

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! 

 

 

 

Thanks, You Are The Best
by Dana Kirby

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Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well. I am excited to be back with you all today to share a Thank You card. I am always needing a thank you card... so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get one made and hopefully share a little inspiration too. Let’s get started, shall we?

I started my card by creating my background. I used the Fractal Diamond Stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Black Soot. I sprayed the back of my stencil with Pixie Spray to hold it in place, and applied my ink directly onto my stencil and card panel in an even motion. I just love the detail of this stencil!

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I set my background aside and began working on my Thanks layered sentiment. I began by glueing .25 inch strips onto a piece of thin copy paper in rainbow order. 

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Next, I ran the strips through my die cutting machine with the Thanks Outline shadow die. 

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Using the same Thanks Outline Die, I ran the top layer through my die cutting machine with white and black cardstock. I attached the two letters together, offsetting the black letter behind the white to create a shadow. Although the black shadow is a subtle detail, I think it helps my letters stand out a little more.

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For my sentiment, I stamped You Are The Best from the You Are Awesome Stamp Set onto a black banner. I then added and heat set it with white embossing powder. This is such a great stamp set, it has the perfect sentiment for so many occasions. 

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To finish my card, I trimmed down my ink blended card panel and attached it to an A2 card base. Lastly, I attached my Thanks and sentiment banner to my card front with foam adhesive.

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Thanks for joining me today! I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

Enjoy your day,

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You Kindness Inspires Me
by Dana Kirby

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Good Morning Friends and Welcome! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying some spring weather wherever you may be.  Today, I am sharing a card that uses some of my favorite products from the latest spring release. Let's get started, shall we?

I started my card by die cutting the Grand Watering Can from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I added Distress Oxide Ink in Hickory Smoke to create some depth and shading. Next, I used the Floral Cluster Dies. I ink blended Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn onto the vines and stems. I then die cut the floral images from Shimmering Cardstock (Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad) in yellow. This glitter cardstock cuts like butter, and adds the perfect amount of sparkle.

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For my card panel, I used the Ring Tile Stencil from Birch Press Design. I used a soft yellow ink to create a subtle background.

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Next, I attached a one inch piece of black and white patterned paper to my card panel. I then stamped my sentiment from the You Are Awesome Stamp Set onto a white strip and layered that onto my polka dot strip. 

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To finish my card, I trimmed my card panel down and mounted it onto an A2 card base. I attached my Grand Watering Can to my card front with foam adhesive. Lastly, I layered my Floral Cluster around the base of my watering can.

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Thanks for joining me today. I want to wish you all a wonderful day. I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

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Enjoy your day,

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