15 posts categorized "Dana Kirby"

02/12/2020

Wed 12

Challenge Reminder
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today with a Challenge Reminder! I hope you get a chance to play along with our challenge this month. You never know, you just might be the lucky winner of the $20.00 gift certificate to the Poppystamps online store. All you have to do is create a project using an animal, along with one of the many products from the Poppystamp line and link it up to the challenge post

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Let's get started with my card, shall we?

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I started my card by creating my background. I used the Memory Box stencil, Drifting Hearts. I added Distress Oxide Ink (Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass) to my background and then used the same colors along with the stencil to create a tone on tone effect. 

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Next, I used the Love Heart die to die cut three hearts out from my card panel. I then attached my card panel to my stenciled background so the soft colors were showing through behind the hearts to create a soft pretty background. 

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I die cut the Whittle Panda from white cardstock and used Copic markers (N2 and RV 10) to color the details. I then attached the adorable little panda inside the hearts. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment onto the bottom of my card panel before attaching everything to my A2 card base. 

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I hope you get a chance to play along with our challenge this month!! You have until the 28th to enter... I can't wait to see what you create! And you never know, you just might be the lucky winner. 

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02/06/2020

Thu 06

Banded Hearts
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today and I am sharing a Valentine's Day card using a few dies from the latest release at Poppystamps. I loved so many things from this release, it was hard to decide what I wanted to share! How about you? What is your favorite? 

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I started my card by die cutting the Banded Hearts Die from white cardstock. I then die cut it again from a variety of colors...just look at all of those colorful little hearts!

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Next, I attached the Banded Hearts die to my A2 card base with a little liquid glue. I then inlaid all the hearts back into the die. This is a favorite technique of mine. I love the clean look that inlaying the negative pieces back into the die creates. 

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To finish my card, I die cut the Love Flourish die from soft gray cardstock 3 times. I stacked them together for a little dimension and stability. Lastly, I attached my stacked sentiment to my card front. 

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I hope you enjoyed my card today! I think this Banded Hearts die will make a beautiful wedding card...I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for joining me today and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

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02/01/2020

Sat 01

PSC#65 Animal Menagerie

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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 #64 From the Heart is SmilynStef
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Nananas

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!

02-20

PSC#64 Animal Menagerie -  We love our furry friends!  They amaze us with their clever behavior,  make us laugh with their silly antics, and make our hearts and lives fuller!   This month we're looking for projects that include animals!  Some of the first dies released from Poppystamps were dogs and cats.  Today we've got lots more to choose from in our Whittle Collection and under the Animal Kingdom category in the store.   You can make something for any occasion, just be sure to include an animal in your design.    Cards, tags, treats, page layouts and home decor are all welcome 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 February 27 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  March 1.     We can't wait to see what you make!

01/20/2020

Mon 20

Valentine Fun
by Dana Kirby

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Good Morning Friends! It is Dana here again today sharing a set of Valentine's Day cards with you all. 

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I started my card by using the Grid Heart Frame Die. I ran it through my die cutting machine two times, once with white cardstock and once with glittered cardstock.

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I then attached my Grid Heart Frame to my A2 card base and inlaid all the little hearts back into the frame with liquid glue. 

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Next, I cut a piece of white cardstock .75 inches wide and covered the third row of hearts. * I did this to allow my sentiment to stand out and not be distracted by the hearts showing through to my sentiment. I then used the Valentine's Fun stamp set and stamped my sentiment onto a piece of vellum. I wrapped this around my card panel and attached it to the back with a piece of tape. 

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I just love how I was able to create two cards with two passes through my die cutting machine.

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I am loving this die! I can't wait to create a rainbow of inlaid hearts in my next card. 

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

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01/06/2020

Mon 06

Valentine Blog Blitz
by Dana Kirby

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Good Morning Friends and Happy New Week! I hope your New Year is off to a great start. Today we are continuing with out Blog Blitz and giving away more prizes!! Today we are giving away the Confetti Heart Plate...more details down below!

 

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I started my card by creating my background. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac. I ink blended the colors onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock.

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I then used the Confetti Heart Plate die and ran it through my die cutting machine.

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I used liquid adhesive and attached my die cut Confetti Heart Plate to my ink blended background.  I then used the Love Outline Die to die cut my sentiment from light gray (shadow) and white cardstock. I love how this die includes both the shadow and the word. I attached my sentiment to my card panel and attached everything to my A2 card base to finish my card.

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Now for the prize!!

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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 January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  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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12/17/2019

Tue 17

Leafy Snowflake Frame
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Poppy Friends! I hope you all are doing well and finding time to be creative. I am stopping by today to share a set of cards that uses the Leafy Snowflake Frame. This is such a Gorgeous die!

I began my cards by die cutting the Snowflake Frame from white cardstock, soft blue cardstock, and silver glitter cardstock. Three quick passes through my die cutting machine and I had all the pieces cut to make three cards! 

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Next, I created my card bases. I cut my paper down to 3.75 inches by 7.5 inches and scored it in the middle (3.75 inches). I then attached my frames to my card bases and inlaid the snowflake and background die cut pieces directly onto my card base.

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I kept my cards small, I think they will be perfect to tie onto a gift or to use as a little hostess gift. You can follow my same technique and create a traditional sized card too. The size of this die lends itself to lots of possibilities! 

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Thanks for joining me today! I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I will be back in January to share a Valentine project with you all.

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12/10/2019

Tue 10

Merry Christmas
by Dana Kirby

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Good Morning Poppy Friends! I am excited to be back today sharing another Christmas card with you all!! I've used several products today including the Snowglobe Kit Die Set. This is such a fun die set, you can fill it with so many wonderful things to create an adorable little scene. 

I started my card by using the new Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape. I found that it worked best to unroll the tape and lay it on my work surface with the sticky side up. I then laid my piece of dark blue cardstock onto the washi tape. Such a fun accent for your cards and die cutting, and I honestly can't believe how much washi is included on the rolls.

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Next, I began my die cutting. I die cut the Snowglobe Kit and Whittle Snowman from cardstock. I then used the Dashing Stripes and Dot Paper Pad to die cut the Whittle Trees. 

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For my card panel, I used the Dashing Holiday Paper Pad. This is such a gorgeous combination of patterned paper...perfect for all of you Holiday crafting. I attached it to my A2 card base and built my snow globe onto my card panel. I kept everything fairly flat so my card would not require any extra postage.

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Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Merry Everything Stamp Set. I stamped it onto dark blue cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat set it with gold embossing powder. I then used the coordinating Merry die to cut it out. Lastly, I attached my sentiment to the bottom of my card panel.

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Isn't the Snowglobe Kit such a fun die set? There are so many possibilities with this set... I think it would make really fun gift tags and of course a shaker card too! I hope you give it a try!!

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

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11/22/2019

Fri 22

So Very Thankful
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today sharing a fun Fall card with you all that uses the Gorgeous Leafy Background die. I am in love with this die, and the possibilities are endless. Let's get started, shall we?

I started my card by die cutting the Leafy Background from white cardstock two times. On my first pass through my die cutting machine I applied as little pressure as possible to try and keep as many pieces (leaves) as I could to stay inside the die. I then added strips of scotch tape to the back of this first die cut to help hold all of the little pieces inside the die. I used my Copic markers to color all of the leaves in fall colors. I didn't worry about staying in the lines because I knew my edges would be covered, you also want to make sure you go over the edges a little so that there is not any white showing. Next, I ran the Leafy Background die through my die cutting machine a second time to get a clean cut. 

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Next, I used a liquid glue to attach the white Leafy Background die cut over my colored leaves. I love how the leaves look like they are inlaid without having to do all of the work. By adding the tape behind my colored leaves I knew they were not going to fall out when I attached the two die cuts together. Once I had my square finished I cut it in half so I could use it on the top and bottom of my card design.

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For my sentiment, I used the Autumn Leaves sentiment set. I stamped my sentiment and the little leaves with VersaMark ink and heat set gold embossing powder onto my cardstock. I then attached my Leafy Background to the top and bottom of my card panel. To finish my card I attached my card panel to a top folding A2 card base and tied some twine under my sentiment.

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Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to try this fun and easy technique. 

Enjoy your day!

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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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