6 posts categorized "Fall"

08/07/2019

Wed 07

Challenge Reminder Anything But a Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today with the Challenge Reminder for :ABC Anything But a Card. I needed a few more leaves for my fall tree and didn't have lots of time so I made these small ornaments  from Poppystamps Whittle Maple Leaf  Die.

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Instead of sewing this time, I wanted to show you how easy this was to cut and glue. I like how the tiny leaf cuts even show on the felt. Only one side of the ornaments will show the cuts because you have to  glue them , one right on top off the other so they will be even sides.

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After just cutting the colors above I knew I needed some green and purples for a rich fall color.

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Hope you have some time to play along. You have a chance to win a $20 certificate to the store.

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08/01/2019

Thu 01

PSC#59 - ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wi 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 Animal Kingdom is libellule_craft

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Groundhog Day.

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!

08-19 copyPSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card!   August is back to school time here in the states and if you have a youngster in school this is the time when lots of correspondence is going back and forth.  A card is a great way to let your favorite teacher know what a great job their doing or to encourage your youngster to give the new school year all their best.   No kiddos in your home?  Thats ok - make an ABC project - that means Anything BUT a Card.  That could be a tag, scrapbook layout, home decor etc.  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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Marybeth Lopez

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Nadine Carlier

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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 August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  September 1.   

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

11/22/2018

Thu 22

Saying Hello (and Goodbye) to Autumn
by Donna Peachey

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Brrr...  it's getting cold outside!

The last of the leaves are falling and there's barely a bee to be found.  That's certainly the way it is for us in the UK anyway.

And as I'm not ready to face Winter just yet I've made a card that celebrates the colours of Autumn instead.  With all of the richness of the warm browns, oranges and reds...  A stark contrast to the icy white blanket of Winter.

Want to see how it was made?

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I've started off by using the Forest Stag left over from my previous post.  

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To get that speckled, textured look I've added Crackle Accents.  Simply dot on, leave for a few minutes to react with the Distress Stain and then use a paint brush to smooth all over.  If you didn't add enough Crackle Accents, don't worry.   You can add more.  Just be quick with that paint brush unless you are wanting more speckles.

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I've used Brusho's to colour my leaves.  You'll only need two, but I've made extra so I can choose which I prefer. 

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The card base has the subtlest of designs on it.  Here I've used the Dot Grid stencil by Memory Box, with just a touch of Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke ink.

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To add more visual interest without adding more colour I've used one of the frames from the Art Deco Frames and Phrases die set to cut out an aperture.  Don't discard that inner piece as you'll be putting it back in shortly.  But first, add a layer behind it by gluing on the same shape again.

You'll also need a black frame from the Stitchwork Rectangle Frames craft die set. 

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Here's a view of the finished card from below.

To assemble, start by putting the aperture piece back.  I've simply cut a piece of scrap card to size and glued it behind the card base to hold everything in place.

Next add the Forest Stag, gluing two strips of scrap card behind it first.

You'll need to add that frame now.  I've spot glued it in the middle, just along the left and right hand sides. 

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Then add the Brusho leaves, a stamped Hello and bee...  and two more leaves cut from the Ragged Daisy.  Did you notice that I added Silver Gilding Wax to my Brusho leaves?

Thanks for stopping by...

And if you are celebrating today, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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11/21/2018

Wed 21

Challenge Reminder: Autumn Shaker Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today! Have you entered the Poppystamps Happy Harvest challenge yet this month? It's not too late, you still have until Nov. 28th to enter.
For my inspiration for the challenge, I made an off the edge Autumn shaker card.

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The Give Thanks Brushed die was the perfect sentiment for this card, topped off with some Rinea Foiled Paper.

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I used the Whittle Maple Leaf and Whittle Oak Leaf dies for shaker windows and created a water brush effect using some ink and metallic color spray for the background.

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Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my shaker card.... 

The rules are simple and you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! For all the details click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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11/07/2018

Wed 07

Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Marybeth here today to share how I made my Challenge Inspiration , fall thank you card.

I used so many of the new Poppystamps darling dies,: Doodle Thank You,Whittle Oak Leaf,

Whittle Owl and Whittle Wood Frames. 

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After cut the leaves out I added a bit more water and used many other colors. ( this is the only picture I took)

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I cut this Whittle Owl out twice once for the body ( darker) and then again ( lighter ) for the face.

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I love the deep purple for the fall! The envelope is from Brich Press Design.

 

 

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This is the back side showing how I add my fun foam. I add the tape then the strips of fun foam and cut where needed.

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 Thanks so much for the visit today! Don't forget to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge for a chance to win!

 

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10/26/2018

Fri 26

Fall Leaves
by Robin Tharaldson

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There is a "hint" of Fall in the air here in SoCal!!!  Last week it was in the 90's, so who knows what is coming next, temperature wise!!  My project was inspired by a video from Sheri Carroll, she used her acrylic block as a "smusher" and applied watercolors to her paper.  I used the same technique to create my Fall leaves for my Grateful card along with products from Poppystamps Holiday Happenings Release! Click HERE to see the entire release! 

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I used Whittle Oak and Whittle Maple Leaf dies for my card; I just love all the detail in these die cuts!

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The Triple Stitch Window die is the perfect frame for my Fall leaves. I popped up the leaf panel using foam tape for a bit of dimension!

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My sentiment is from the Deco Frames and Phrases stamp set; just a perfect font for so many occasions!!  Be sure to watch my video to see how I created my Fall leaves!!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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