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Corner Shop Pop-Up Easel Card
by Birgit Norton

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I would love to live in a world where the streets are lined with darling shops like this!  Wouldn't you?  Birgit here with you today sharing a pop-up easel card using Corner Shoppe Pop-up Easel Set as well as coordinating die sets from the latest release.  Let's jump right in to the details!

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To begin with, I cut the pop-up die panel out of 80# white cardstock and folded on both of the score lines, to create the easel part of the card.

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Next, cut one card front panel and adhere it to the small flap of the easel, using a strong double sided tape or liquid glue.  Now, let the fun begin!  Let's build the shop.

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I cut the store front out of a piece of blue cardstock from the 6x6 Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock.  I love the weight and thickness of this cardstock and it cuts like butter using Poppystamps dies.  

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I cut the detail pieces of the shop out of white cardstock and added color using Distress inks and blending brushes.  A helpful tip:  keep your cardstock pieces inside the dies, to use them as stencils.  Poppystamps is brilliant in their designs!  

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Next, I cut elements from Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles and colored them using my copic markers.  I then arranged all of the planters using liquid glue. 

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A card like this deserves special attention on the inside, so I added a piece of decorative paper from my scrap bin and cut a white cardstock square to give the easel something to rest against to hold the easel open.  For a finishing touch, I added the window box from the set.  It adds a nice detail but leaves plenty of space for me to personalize this beautiful card.  

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Here's a pictures that shows the completed easel card in action.

IMG_6774I had so much fun building this flower shop easel card!  I hope you'll give it a try!

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A Flower Shoppe Thank You!
by Rachel Duong

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Hi everyone! It's Rachel here to share a thank you card I made. I used the Poppystamps "Corner Shoppe Flower Pot Shelves" and "Flower and Leaf Sprinkles" die sets. I had the best time watercoloring these awesome plants and pots.

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I die cut the shelves, plants and pots out of watercolor paper. Using distress inks in shades of green, teal, browns, reds and yellow, I loosely painted the pieces allowing colors to run into one another. What a delight!

 

 

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Next I die cut the larget circle from the "Simple Rings" die in a nice peach cardstock Memory Box "Sunny Orange" cardstock pad. I die cut it again in a heavy vellum for the outline it automatically cuts with the circle. I die cut the "Snowglove Bases" set in kraft and I decided to used the smaller base. I blended brown distress ink over the base. 

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Then I picked out a soft plaid paper for the background. It is so pretty and the dark lines are purple. I adhered the patterned paper to a white card base leaving a thin white border. I adhered the globe over the plaid paper.

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I spent quite a bit of time arranging the plants and pots on the shelves. I moved the pots around and a tip is to take pictures of the final arrangement to look at for reference. It comes in handy when gluing the pieces down.
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Then I glued the foil tab on the base and added coordinating purple Fairy Jewels.  Finally I wrapped burlap twind at the fold of the card. That's it and so many sentiments can go on this card!

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This card was such a joy to create. I love gardening so working with paper plants just makes me happy! Yay! Please take a look at Poppystamps latest release. The dies are amazing and the pieces work together perfectly. 

Have a great day and see you very soon!

Rachel

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PSC#114 Challenge Reminder - Mixed Media Mash-Up
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#114 - Mixed Media Mash-Up! This month's challenge we want you to choose your favorite media - is it paper? or maybe ink? or foil? And then add another and another! Mixed media is defined as artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. A good example would be collage technique. You can do a simple mixed media by adding some stenciling with texture paste to your design, and that's it!

 

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win. For more details, check out the main post here.

 

This was my take on the challenge. I made this for a bestie who was visiting and we got a chance to celebrate her birthday together!

 

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I started off by taking a slimline panel of white card stock and die cutting her name out of it using the 2464 Marzipan Alphabet craft die. That was my first medium - Paper! Then I took some foliage die cuts from the 2552 Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set craft die and distress inked them. And there's the second medium. That's all you need to qualify for this challenge - we have 2 types of media and we're using at least one PoppyStamps item!

 


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I started placing the inked die cuts from the floral vase die set between, behind and in front of the die cut letters on the card panel.

 

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At first I thought I'd leave the card panel white, but later decided that I wanted some more color, so I ink blended with similar inks all around the perimeter.

 

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Now for the third type of media - Perfect Pearls! I didn't plan to use this one, honestly. But I messed up and had a splotch of glue on the panel which I tried to rub away and the ink on my fingers was caught in it and it looked really bad. So, to cover it up, I decided to splatter the heck out of the card. I guess it worked, because I don't see it anymore and can't even remember where it was! <I may have gotten a bit carried away with the splattering, though!)

 



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Then, I took some Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink and ran a brush of gold ink along the perimeter of the card. It looks very similar to perfect pearls, actually! But technically it's not the same, so I'm going to count that as medium # 4.

 

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Finally, I took the hot foiled sentiment that I foiled and die cut from the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die and adhered it below her name. Boom! 5th medium! Foil!

 

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Thought I'd go one step further and scattered a bunch of clear jewels all over the card. Juuuust for another medium. Good thing they were clear, otherwise I think it would have made the card look too busy. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Mixed Media Mash-Up challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner of this challenge (chosen at random) will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. Remember - we welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

 

Have a great rest of the week, and good luck, Peeps!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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PSC#113 Challenge Reminder - Heart Eyes!
by Sphoorti

 

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#113 - Heart Eyes! This month's challenge is a nod to the Heart Eyes emoji that is a show of affection, love, adoration for someone or something. We want you to show your love for someone or something you adore this month. You could be smitten with just about anything.. your special someone, your fur baby, a sports team or even your crafty hobby. You're welcome to make cards for your favorite Valentine / Galentine / Palentine or perhaps a wedding or anniversary!

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win. For more details, check out the main post here.

This was my take on the challenge, and somewhat of a deviation from my comfort zone. Hearts and pinks aren't usually my thing, but this card took some unexpected twists and turns and this is what I ended up with! Not too shabby, is it?

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I started off by cutting out some hearts and frames from the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts Craft Die Set using some white card stock, some alcohol inked panels, and silver foiled card stock. My initial plan was to make a tiny shaker, so I cut out multiple frames and stacked them up. I topped off the multilayered heart with some acetate and then a foiled heart and was done with my shaker well. I filled the well with some pastel-colored jewels and stones and adhered it to the center of the largest heart which I cut out of white card stock.

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I took an alcohol inked panel and cut out the next size up of the scalloped heart and adhered it outside the shaker. I followed this up with the other two sizes of the scalloped hearts but in silver foil this time.B107839F-44E8-4C4F-8223-A765421ACAF6

I wanted to make it a shaped card, so I cut out another large heart, scored and adhered it to the back. On the inside, I used the "With Love" sentiment foiled from the Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil and Die set and some silver foil.

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A few days before I submitted this for the Challenge, the Design Team received a bunch of goodies from the owner of Poppystamps. They belonged to the new (and absolutely beautiful) release, 2024 Scandinavian Spring. One of the items was the Nordic Lacy Plate Craft Die and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I just HAD to use it somehow so I decided to adhere my shaped card to a die cut from the Nordic Lacy Plate die. I used white cardstock to cut it out and it looked a little too clean and simple, so I decided to ink blend the panel. I used Distress Inks like Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and for some drama, some hickory smoke at the edges. And that was it! What do you think? I tell ya, it was serendipity!

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Heart Eyes challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner of this challenge (chosen at random) will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

Have a great week ahead, and good luck, Peeps!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Using a Die Cut as a Stencil
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

The 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die has quickly become my favorite from the Poppystamps 2023 Christmas release — I just can't get enough of it! I've featured it in posts where I've used it as originally intended, such as for the Cool Yule Challenge. Additionally, there have been posts where I've taken a more unconventional approach, like using it for the Sparkling New Year Challenge. Now, I'm excited to share a post where I demonstrate a completely different use for this stunning die – as a stencil!

 

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I started by adhering some washi tape to some thick card stock. Then, I cut a few die cuts from the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die. The reason I used the washi tape was to get a slick surface off of which I could easily wipe off any ink or texture paste. 

 

 

I used the washied-diecut to stencil some backgrounds using my favorite Distress Inks. Subsequently, I applied clear texture paste from Ranger, coating the stenciled area with it. Another stenciled area received the same treatment with glitter paste, though I've yet to finalize it into a card. I'll be sure to share it with you when I finish them up.

 

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Upon discovering a section with accidental ink, I opted for a square card instead of the standard A2 size.

 

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Considering I lacked a tag for a gift intended for our thoughtful neighbors, I decided to repurpose it into a tag-card. I punched a hole through the card and threaded some elastic gold thread.

 

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To finish, I cut out multiple joy sentiments, layering them for a chipboard-like texture, topped it off with one using some silver foiled card stock from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad and affixed it to the card. The joy sentiment isn't available anymore, so I've provided a link to a similar sentiment in the supplies list. 

 

And that was it!

 

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

Thank you for visiting!

Love,

Sphoorti

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A Fine and Delicate Christmas
by Rachel Duong

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Just a few more sleeps and Christmas is here!  Hi, it's Rachel and I am here to share one more card with you before the special day arrives. I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Border Set" and the "Layered Holly Branch" dies for this soft and pretty creation. 

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I love the intricate detail of the background. It is just gorgeous with white on a white cardbase. I painted the holly in a mixed palette of green distress inks to give them depth and character. 

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Another look at the entire card before we go on. 

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The Poppystamps "Lavish Merry Christmas" sentiment is a beautiful font and pairs perfectly with the delicate lace. It also comes with a shadow but I chose not to use it on this card. I wanted each piece to be light and airy! A soft red cardstock was just the right fit from the Memory Box "Berry Red Collection".

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For the finishing touch, I adhered Open Studio "Fairy Jewels" in a precious mauve hue!

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I hope you love this card as much as I do.  The Poppystamps "Nordic Border Set" is so stunning,  it pretty much sets the stage for something magical to happen!

Wishing you peace and joy during  and throughout the season....

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