17 posts categorized "Donna Peachey"

04/18/2019

Thu 18

Hugs
by Donna Peachey

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Some of the easiest cards to make start out with a colour blended background.

And what better way to bring a smile to somebody's face than to use those cute Whittle animals, don't you think?

Just in case you need it, here's a quick 'how to' guide... 

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These are the colours I used to colour blend.  I went back in with some extra yellow and a few extra water splatters once the first layer had dried.

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The Daisy Oval frame really is quite beautiful with that gorgeous embossing detail.

I've simply cut, coloured, left to dry and then embossed before gluing into place.   

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Here's a closer look at that frame...

On top, I've added the Luscious Script Hugs craft die.  Three layers cut, top layer embossed before gluing the whole thing together and attaching to the card.

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The Hugs die does actually come complete with a shadow background!

So that's two looks for your crafting from one die.

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To decorate, I've opted for the Whittle Rabbit and the Whittle Ducks.

They have all been inked up (even if only just a touch on some of them).  I've also added ink to the eyes and rabbits nose...  and opted to give the duckling a bigger eye as that's the way young ones are often depicted. 

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Three sequins later and this card is finished.

I do love the versatility of this Hugs die.  There are other words available in this Luscious Script, too...  so why not take a look and find the ones for you?

Thanks heaps for stopping by.

Have a great day!

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04/09/2019

Tue 09

Grateful
by Donna Peachey

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Have you ever thought about using an actual photo as part of your card design?

After all, what better way to personalise or use a favourite image?

Poppystamps have quite a few Sidekick Frames to choose from for this idea.  I've opted for the Garden Poppy design that has a matching smaller Stitched Frame option.

A very soft colour palette in the background keeps my silver and grey distressed frame looking as neutral as can be...  except for that pop of red from the sentiment and those stark black enamel dots...

But take a closer look at that outer frame.  Can you see what I've done?

Here's a 'how to' guide...

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The first step is super easy.  Simply cut out the frame and snip away part of the inner design so that it matches this photo!

Then cut out two extra flowers...  One that matches the very top and one that matches the very bottom poppy.

Carefully use the blade from an open pair of scissors to distress all the edges.  That's every inner edge and every outer edge of the frame.

...  And please be careful and take your time with this step!  

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Next, cut out this smaller Stitched Frame twice as shown, removing all the inner detail from one.

Save the flower from the taller poppy (as shown).

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Next, add a touch of colour to just a few of the flowers and at random places around the frame...

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...  As you can see, I've also added some ink to the taller poppy from the smaller frame...  as well as to the cut out that matches it.

I've also inked up the flower that matches the poppy at the very top of the big frame and then sprayed everything pictured with silver glitter varnish. 

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Once dry, add the photo (glued from behind)...  and use Distress Collage Medium on the smaller frame that's pictured here.

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Add silver gilding polish to the empty frame and also to the taller flower and its matching cut out.

Then stamp and heat emboss the word Grateful on to a scrap of card and cut it to size.

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Glue on the flower at the top at a jaunty angle...  and glue the one at the very bottom from behind.

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Then glue your smaller frame together with the empty frame on top and add that matching flower as shown.

Glue it into position so that it surrounds the photo...

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...  And then create a very simply, partially inked background.

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Put the whole card together, adding a layer of acetate between the frame and the background.  I know that you can't tell it's there from the photo, but it really does add to the design if you add this layer...  (plus you can keep costs down by recycling it from packaging supplies).  

Will you be trying this distressed look on your designs, I wonder?

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.

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03/26/2019

Tue 26

Happy Easter
by Donna Peachey

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With Easter on its way, I thought it might be nice to make something other than a card.

So today's design is something a little more 'fun' based in terms of design that's hopefully suitable as a small gift...  perhaps for a teacher or teachers aide?

To start with, you'll need a suitably sized notebook... 

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Some of you may well recognise this base layer design as I have used it once before!

Cut a piece of card to size (4.25 x 5.5"), add the Pinpoint Hearts as shown and then add the splatter of colour using a syringe and liquid watercolour.

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Next comes the Bubble Spiral...

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Followed by this partially cut Stitchwork Circle Frame.

To finish the base, cut approx 1/4 inch off the bottom and a little less from the left hand side.

Glue the base on to a piece of silver mirror card that measures 4.25 x 5.5"...

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...  and add this Pierced Border to the left hand side.

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(Here's another photo of the finished design to explain what I mean and save you scrolling back up to the top)!

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To decorate, you'll need these...

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...  and these! 

I've cut the Peek A Boo Bunny three times and the word Easter twice before gluing the layers together.  Everything else has just been cut the once.

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I also decided I would need an extra heart, so I've included the Heart Trio Showcase photo to show which of the smaller sizes I used.

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Once everything is glued in to place, you may want to add a layer or two of spray varnish to add a little protection and durability to the front cover before attaching it to the notebook.

I hope this fun design has inspired you to have a go.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...  

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03/20/2019

Wed 20

Miss You
by Donna Peachey

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Have you seen the challenge on the Poppystamps blog for this month?  It's 'Spring Cleaning' time!

So if you have something old you could use hiding away in your stash, perhaps you would like to join us?

...  Or perhaps you prefer to make something Clean And Simple?

Either way, there is still time to play!

You have until 12am on March 28th, US EST to join in...  and a random winner does get a prize!

I've opted for a CAS card using one of Poppystamps older dies that IS still in stock...  the Powell Butterfly.

Want to know how this was made?

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I've cut the Powell Butterfly from stamping card and simply used an ink dauber to add these two colours as symmetrically as I can.

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Then I've created the smallest of ink splatters using this Twinkling H20 teal colour.  (For those of you unfamiliar with Twinkling H20's, they are a watercolour with added mica).

Once dry, I've simply stamped and heat embossed 'Miss You' from the new 'You Are Wonderful' Art Deco clear stamp set...

...  and I've added this Whittle Wood Frame using two layers glued together for added dimension.     

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To finish, I've simply attached the butterfly from the centre, and once completely dry and secure...  added a touch more sparkle over the butterfly ink using a 'Clear Overlay'  pen by Spectrum Noir.

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The beauty of a CAS card is that it never takes too long to make...

Thank you so much for stopping by today. x

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03/11/2019

Mon 11

For Always Being There
by Donna Peachey

 

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Have you been joining in with our Spring release Blog Blitz?

I do hope so as there are prizes to be won!

Want to know more?  Here's how...

The blog blitz runs from March 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 19.

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 by 12am US EST March 17

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on March 19.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

Today's prize that's being given away is this...

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The Whittle Birds.

Aren't they just so sweet?

As you can see, I've gone Monochrome today...  with just a touch of grey in the sentiment to soften things up a bit.

Want to know how this was made?

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I've started off by making a partial background from the new Picnic Plaid clear stamp set.

I've used my stamp just as pictured... 

Ink directly on to the stamp.  Use a baby wipe to clean and soften the edges of the inked shape.  Place card on top of stamp (carefully aligning with a straight edge) and use a brayer to apply pressure over the card and transfer the image.

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Next, I've cut out the dies I will need. 

To add definition, I've added layers to the frame and both sizes of birds.  

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Stamp on the sentiment, as close to the edge as you can.  I've chosen to heat emboss mine.

Then arrange the mini scene and glue everything in to place as shown.  

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Once dry, I've cut another piece of card that's slightly wider than my card base and glued the two together to create an additional layer of visual interest.

Then I've sprayed on clear varnish to protect the card...

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...  and added on a few hearts (cut from the Big Donut craft die).

Don't forget, the Blog Blitz finishes at midnight on March 17th, US EST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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03/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#54 Spring Cleaning

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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 Love Me Do! is Annie!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Sunny's 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 on line 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 side bar!

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PSC#54 - The unpredictable weather this time of year makes it a perfect time for a little Spring cleaning!   It's a great way to organize your crafty space so everything is just where you want it when the sunshine is calling you outside and you're a little short on time.   We're looking for projects that use "something old" or that you haven't used in a while (eyelets, brads or stick pins anybody?  Maybe just me? )    Are you a already clean and tidy?  Well then .. make something CLEAN and SIMPLE.  This style is defined by one main image and lots of white open space.  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 March 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  April 1.   

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

 

 

02/21/2019

Thu 21

Sprinkled With Love
by Donna Peachey

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If you know someone who likes the occasional sweet treat, perhaps this quick and easy make is for you!

Here's a quick 'how to' guide...

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Start by creating the background using the smaller of the two dies in the Deco Victor Square set.

You'll be using the die cut as a stencil.  I've used temporary spray adhesive to hold my dies in place whilst I add the Distress Oxide ink.

As you can see, I've also added water splashes and dried them off before removing the die cuts.

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Next, cut out the dies you will need and glue them together.

I've chosen the 'Sprinkled With Love' sentiment from the cute Donut What I'd Do set, stamped it on Heat Resistant acetate and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.  

(Don't forget to use your anti static pad or it's equivalent first).

As my Heat Resistant acetate is quite flimsy I decided that a second layer from scrap packaging was needed.  Here's a photo that shows what that looks like...

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Before gluing everything into position the acetate needs to be cut to size...  which means folding and securing one end over the donuts.

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As you can see, I've used a small staple to attach the two layers, then secured it in place with a piece of red liner tape.

I've also cut out an extra donut shape from scrap packaging, trimmed it down and attached that as shown to offset the height of the staple. 

The donut hole came in handy, too!  I added an extra layer after this photo was taken and a small piece of red liner tape right along the bottom edge of the cupcake.

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Here's the finished card again...  with the length of the acetate strip adjusted.  That small piece of red liner tape under the Whittle Cupcake stops it from escaping!

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my fun make!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

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02/20/2019

Wed 20

With Love
by Donna Peachey

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Have you seen the Poppystamps Challenge for this month?

It's all about 'Love'.  In fact, 'Love Me Do' is the theme.

So whether it's an engagement, a wedding, an anniversary...  or any other 'Love' theme you can think of, we would love to see your design.

Will you be playing along?

I do hope so!  There is still time.

Here's how my 'Love' themed card was made...

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I've started off by using the middle sized Pinpoint Hearts craft die.

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To add the slightest hint of a background I've used a few of the die cuts from the Little Kindness set as stencils.

Be very gentle adding the ink.  (I used a finger dauber).  You want just the smallest amount to add a hint of a design to the background.

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Then I've inked up some stamping card using a gorgeous shade of pink liquid watercolour...  and once dry, cut out both sizes of Whittle Hearts.

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Next comes the stamping (heat embossed).  Isn't this just the cutest little stamp set?

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This Gentle Hearts die is really so versatile.  (It's just been discontinued this week, so if it was on your 'wish list' now's the time to get scouring the shops as some may still have it in stock).  I've simply cut it from a strip of black card and distressed the edges.

Notice that I've cut it ever so slightly wider than the width of the card base?

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You'll need these two flowers (cut twice as shown) from the Tall Sketch Daisies set.  Glue them together to create a little dimension. 

Then, using the same grey card, cut out two sets of the Birdsong Mini Corner (see supplies if you aren't sure what this die looks like).  You'll be cutting these corners in half as you only need the mini branch with two leaves on.

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Assemble the card as shown (you'll need to trim down the flower stems), adding one tiny gem and one black heart...  then spray with silver glitter varnish.

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I know glitter varnish can be hard to see on a photo.  Hope this close up helps!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by today.

Oh, and to save you looking here's a quick reminder...

You have until 12 am US EST on February 26th to link up your design to the challenge blog.

We can't wait to see what you make!

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02/11/2019

Mon 11

Mixed Media Heart
by Donna Peachey

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It didn't take me long to realise that I could have some Mixed Media fun with the Wavy Heart craft die. 

Corrugated card is one of my favourite things to use with Mixed Media work, so in today's post I'm combining the two.  And what's more, once you have the basic idea under your belt you can decorate it however you please.

Here's a 'how to' guide...

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Start by drawing around the actual die and cutting it out with scissors.  I've used a piece of scrap card packaging as I like the fact the a small bit of text will show on the finished design.

You may want this to have some degree of durability, so please add and glue together additional layers if you so wish.

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Next, grab your corrugated card stash.  As you can see, mine's in two different colour tones (you'll understand why shortly).

You will want to cut out this die twice.  Once with the pattern running top to bottom and once with it running left to right.

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It's mix and match time!

Take alternate strips off one die cut and swap them out with the pieces from the other.

Then glue into place on your hand cut die shape.  It's up to you whether you use one heart for the front and one for the back or keep the other for a separate project.

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Now to decorate Mixed Media style...   Don't forget to do the back if you've used both hearts for this project!

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Here's a visual guide to the supplies used to decorate...

Firstly, sponge on the brown inks.  I've used the lighter shade on the rows running left to right and darker for the rows running top to bottom.

Then add a layer of gilding wax focusing mainly on the outside edge of the heart.

Next it's paint splatter time.  Light blue first.  Once dry, add the white.

Only when completely dry...  add partial black images using this stamp from the Studio Blotter clear stamp set.

(Tip...  don't use a stamp tool or a stamp block for this.  Just hold the stamp in your hand and apply the stamp to the archival ink pad, then press down on to the heart using your fingers to add pressure.  This stops your corrugated heart from getting flattened).  

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You can choose whatever you like to decorate.  I'm using the Fresh Petals craft die along with a sentiment from the Little Kindness clear stamp set.

The fullest flower uses every petal from the die cut set.  Such versatility and such cute little flowers!

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Here's a close up of the fullest flower.  I've added a layer of varnish (from a spray can) to all three flowers.

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Decide on your layout, but before gluing the flowers and branch pieces into position add one final finishing touch - this small 'dotty' stamp from the Studio Blotter set.

Stamp it freehand just as you did with the other stamp, then glue everything into place and add the sentiment (which I've stamped with Memento 'Gray Flannel').

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Add a hole and some twine...  and you are finished!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Enjoy your day.

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02/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#53 - Love Me Do!

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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 Starry Night is Sunny's Craft

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is treebug!

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 on line 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 side bar!

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PSC#53 - Love Me Do!   Love is in the air!  We're looking for projects with a love theme including but not limited to Valentine's Day, Wedding and Anniversary.  Entries are not limited to cards, we'd love to see tags, decorations and more!  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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Tanya Palamarchuk

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

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