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March Challenge Reminder: Floral Fantasy
By Nancy Penir

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It's a Floral Fantasy this month for the Poppystamps Challenge! Hi! Are you playing along this month with our challenge? Did someone say, 'floral?' I love a card with flowers. It just says happy. Here's my inspiration card for you.

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I used a Sidekick Frame as my starting point, cutting it from a deep green shimmer card stock.

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Don't know if you're aware, but MemoryBox has washi tape! and wow! Look at that Spring pattern goodness.

This spool is 4 1/2" wide, and covers the entire face of your A2 card, and then some.

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Another new product in the store is watercolor paper, generously sized at 4.5 x 5.75. I was anxious to give this product a try. LOVE it! It moves the paint around with ease, and cuts perfect images.

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I added a floral corner from the painted pieces, staying with the colors in the washi. 

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I'll add a greeting when I want to use the card for an occasion. One last note, I added drops of the new glitter fairy sugar to some of the flower centers. Hope you're playing along. We love seeing you're creations. Poppystamps has so many gorgeous florals to choose from. Happy Crafting!

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Stencil techniques
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Spring is getting closer by the minute and I'm loving the new stencils from the spring release, so once I got started I just couldn't stop myself. I absolutely LOVE stencils, they can be used in so many different ways and today I'm sharing a couple of different techniques. 
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Let's start easy, however a bit untraditionally. Here I'm using the Chrysanthemum stencil with just one ink on patterned paper. 
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The Whittle cutie rabbit is also cut from patterned paper, and to add a little sparkle I also cut it from glitter paper and offset it behind the patterned paper.

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For the next card I switched to white cardstock and 5 colors of ink with the Romantic Blooms stencil.
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I first masked off the leaves. Then, starting from the centre of the flower, using a soft yellow, light and dark pink to create depth. I did the same for the leaves while masking off the flowers. I'm not fancy so I simply use Post It's that I tear to fit the needed area.
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I just love the soft blended look of this, so all I did was add a sentiment courtesy of Birch Press Designs. And I love the tiny cuts in these label sets that allow for a small ribbon to go through. So romantic. I backed the panel and label with pink glitter paper. Just look at all that sparkle. LOVE! 

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This card features my favorite stencil technique. It's really easy to do and if you use a glitter embossing powder, like I did here, all you really need to add is a sentiment. I cut the Friend folksy script die from black cardstock 3 times and layered it. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Birch Press Designs.
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I'm using the Bright Blossoms stencil. I go over the stencil with a nice thick coat of texture paste. Once the stencil is removed (and cleaned) I add my embossing powder. You then want to set it aside and let it dry completely before heat setting it. Depending on the amount of glitter in your powder you may want to let it dry before removing any excess powder as well. You'll be left with a beautiful textured, and in my case very glittery, impression of your stencil. 

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On this card I'm using the gorgeous Birch Press Designs Midnight Mandala stencil with texture paste and watercolor powders.

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I recommend spraying your stencil with temporary adhesive. And even then I still get a little bleeding. But I love the shiny textured look.
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I die cut the border and hugs heart from white cardstock and the heart from glitter paper as well. The white heart was used to back the glitter paper and then I popped it up with craft foam for dimension.
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For my final card I'm using the Memory Box Leafy Jumble stencil for partial stenciling with gold glimmer paste on patterned paper.
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I wanted to use a dark paper and white cardstock for die cutting, and I felt this whimsical glittery textured surface would just break the pattern.
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I cut out the wheelbarrow 3 times and layered them for sturdiness before popping it up with craft foam. I cut 2 branches of the floral cluster and placed them on the patterned paper. I also cut out the tiny flowers from soft pink and orange glitter paper and added them to the branches. I finished off the flowers with a drop of Fairy Sugar in matching colors. Sentiment label is also popped up.

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So there you have them. Thank you for sticking around 'til the end, I really hope I've inspired you. Let me know which technique is your favorite and if there's a technique you'd like me to give more details to in the future. Have a great day, and happy crafting!

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Easter Basket
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Welcome to a post featuring a spring card full of pastel greetings!

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Poppystamps' Sidekick Frames are a favorite choice for quick and easy 'pow'. Wanted to get my Easter stash going, and die cut the Decorated Egg frame from white. So many ways to go from white with this die. One is to use enclosed stencil to color the eggs. Another is to simply cut colored eggs from the Folk Decorated Eggs die set. I started with the new 6 x 6 double sided paper from Memory Box. Once cut, it left me with the opposites of each color. I glued down both so it would be ready for another card.

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The colored eggs, the basket of goodies... and a glitter easter greeting... and done!

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A closeup of the basket. Don't you just love the emboss the die cutting reveals? The charm of each detailed egg, basket, and even the grosgrain bow are defined.

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Hope you're inspired to use the lovely Sidekick frames with the new dies in the store now. And hope the season is bringing sunshine your way! 

Happy Crafting!

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Garden Rabbit
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello and happy March to you all! Marybeth here today with a sweet Whittle Cutie Rabbit, from Poppystamps . This was a really easy card to make because the background  was basically already created because I used the : Cottage Meadow patterned paper . I cut it down to 5 1/4 by 4 then added foam to the back.

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I wanted to shade my rabbit but you could just use colored card stock if you wanted to. The first one was a little darker than I wanted so I made a second one just a bit lighter. I glued three rabbits together so the rabbit would be prominent on the card.

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I cut some grass using the Poppystamps Hill and Valley Grass Border, then shaded it in . I cut it down to the same size as the panel .

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I love this Point Picket Double Gate its two pieces and it fits the panel perfectly!!!! Love that ! I also added two layers to the Grosgrain Bow.

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I added some foam ( pictured above) to the grass, because it was the perfect size but you can cut your own, if you want. I wanted the grass raised so it looks like the rabbit is sitting ing the grass with flowers.

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The sentiment is from Birch Press Design : Blooming Spring.

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TIP :I recommend stamping your sentiment before adding the foam to the back, it was a little thick in the MISTI because I forgot to take out the foam

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Thank you so much for the visit today ! Poppystamps has so many new products in the new Spring line, this is just a tiny sampling of all the amazing new goodies. Happy Shopping!

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Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Spring Break, and to all who celebrate... Happy Easter! My garden has begun to bloom, and we're enjoying fields of green and pops of color in my valley.

I have a card duo for you today, using the 2 new stamp sets from Poppystamps, one plaid, and the other floral. 

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The top is stamped with Flower Garden, and the bottom with Picnic Plaid.

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2 wonderful all over stamps, that cover a large area. 

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I used the outer area frame of Memory Box: Egg Basket Frame, and created my own grass with a set of scissors that cut several 'blades' of grass at once.

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One card is stamped and assembled on white card stock, the other on lavender.

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I always find it easy to do 2 cards at one time, with just a little changeup. I left the sweet egg die attached so I could cut many eggs at once, each with different textures. How fun is that! Nuvo Crystal Drops for tulip centers.

Hope you found some inspiration today. And hope your week is full of crafty goodness! 

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Hello
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello from this just hatched happy chick! I made this simple little interactive card using : Chick and Egg, and Luscious Script Hello dies from Poppystamps spring line. The little chick is on a mini wobbler that makes him move when you pull down or to the side of it. The chick is in movement it the photo above.

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I had some leftover alcohol ink blended papers from another project. You can go to Jennifer McGuire to learn how to create your own. 

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I cut the top layer of the hello in white and adhered to the colorful background . Since I was going to add the white chick and egg to this background  I lightly blended some blue ink so they would show up better.

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I added this mini wobbler to the back of the chick so it would move when touched. It kinda makes him look even happier to be just hatched saying " HELLO"! I cute the shell out twice so I would have a top and bottom.

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I decided to lightly add some yellow on the chick. When you use a brush it's a much softer look.

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 The panel is watercolor cardstock to even a bit more movement . I hope you all have a Happy Easter and wonderful Spring!

Thank you for the visit today...happy shopping!

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