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In My Thoughts - Challenge Reminder
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hi everyone! Tiffany here with a reminder of this month's challenge. We're celebrating spring with a walk in the garden so we're asking you to share our love of nature and add a butterfly or flower to your project. All types of projects are welcome, but please make sure to include at least one Poppystamps product. Read more details about this month's challenge on the blog.

For some inspiration, I created a simple sympathy card that I gifted to a friend. I wanted to keep the design thoughtful and simple, but with pops of soft color. I started by die cutting an A2 piece of cream cardstock with the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate die. I adhered it to an A2 card base made from heavyweight, white cardstock. The pinpoint detail adds subtle texture to any background, and reminded me of sun rays which worked nicely with the card's theme.

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Next, I created my border. I die cut the Leafy Garden Border die from yellow and orange cardstock from the Sunny Orange paper pack. I layered the yellow die cut on top of the orange and offset it to allow the orange to peek out.

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For the butterflies, I used the Intricate Cut Butterflies dies to die cut three different sizes of butterflies. With each butterfly, I die cut it three times - twice out of white cardstock, and once from DIY glossy cardstock I created. I made the cardstock by heat embossing satin white embossing powder on white cardstock. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue only in the middle where the body would be so the wings would have volume. For extra detail, I added gold nuvo drops to mimic the butterfly's body.

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Lastly, I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Diamond Sentiments stamp set on a piece of vellum. I used a very thin layer of glue that I carefully spread with my finger to adhere the vellum to the card front. This very thin layer was not visible through the vellum. 

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Hope you are inspired to join us in this month's challenge. Happy crafting!

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Challenge Reminder: Flowers and Butterflies.
by Pam Simpson

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Hello Everyone, Pam here today, reminding you of the of our May Challenge, Flowers and Butterflies: Think we all have Poppystamps Flowers and Butterflies in our stash.

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I have used one of our older "Retired" dies " Double Scallop Oval and Border dies"  to create a frame.

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Embossed a card from Memory Box "Stormy Blues" , swiped this with white ink.

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Using the basic rectangles, same blue card, I cut as shown, this is to create an outer frame, center cut out is perfect size for my double scallop center. cut outer edge to create a 1"inch framed border.

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Blue frame adhered to 5.1/2 inch x 7" inch white card, 3 D foam tape to add depth ..same size white to create a card base..adhere blue butterfly card into the center: Next the pretty Double Scallop . 

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Add a couple of Delightful Daisy flowers ..I have used Memory Box "Frosted Glitter pad" black for Happy Birthday and Butterflies.

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This month we're asking you to share our love of nature - classic Poppystamps images - and add a flower or butterfly to your design.  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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

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

Thank you for stopping and good luck ..Pam x

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PSC#80 Flowers & Butterflies

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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 #79 Sending Rainbows is Greta H.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Chark99

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!

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PSC#80 We're so happy that Spring is in the air!  We're celebrating with a walk in the garden to see beautiful blooms and some fluttery friends - BUTTERFLIES!   This month we're asking you to share our love of nature - classic Poppystamps images - and add a flower or butterfly to your design.  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) 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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Pam Simpson

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

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

 

 

 

Hawaiian Luau
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Thank you all so much for dropping by our Poppystamps blog today! One of the greatest perks about having a beautiful die cut system is the ability to create multiple cuts over and over. We make unique, creative cards and projects all the time, but I know there are a lot of teachers, instructors, and classroom moms and helpers out there who use their machines to create big and easy school activities. Today, I am sharing a VERY easy breezy classroom project that's easy to create and assemble for just about anyone. Here's a secret, my group of K-1st kids LOVED this Hawaiian Luau lei project we made during our let's Go to Hawaii activity, and yours will too!

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To make these colorful Hawaiian Leis, all you need is ONE die, Rounded Bloom Flowers! I cut out about 20 flowers for each child out of colorful scraps from my paper box, and placed them in a baggie with a few plastic straws and a long piece of string. The kids were able to cut their own straws with kiddie scissors, and then string up their own leis, alternating one piece of straw with one flower until their leis were complete. The kids LOVED wearing them around their neck like leis, and wearing them on their heads like Moana. It was a big hit! You could also make this fun Hawaiian Luau Lei for a Moana themed birthday party, ladies night out, or your next ZOOM meeting with the boss. Let your imagination bloom!

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I hope you've enjoyed seeing this easy breezy project that's perfect for busy teachers and crafty moms alike!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Challenge Reminder: Rainbow Love!
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hi everyone! It's Tiffany, and I’m back on the Poppystamps blog today with a friendly reminder about this month’s challenge – Sending Rainbows! This month we want you to focus on your favorite colors – ALL of them! All types of projects are welcome, but be sure to use at least one Poppystamps product (stamp or die) on your project. The winner (chosen at random) will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at the Poppystamps store. And there is a fun, new release so you really want to win this month!  You have until 12 AM EST on April 28 to link up your design. See the challenge post for more details and how to enter your project photos.

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To inspire you to join us, I made a rainbow floral card featuring the Memory Box, All the Happiness stamp and Poppystamps, Embossed Love die. I love, love, love rainbows so this challenge was my cup of tea. Making this card was fairly simple, so let’s get to the details.

I started by stamping the largest floral stamp in the All the Happiness stamp set on an A2 card base in black ink. With the stamp still in my MISTI, I stamped and black, heat embossed the floral stamp again on a card front. I positioned the card front panel, that I trimmed to 5 x 3.75 inches, on top of the card base so the stamp matched up. I adhered the panel to the card base with foam tape for dimensions and added some black splatters.

On a piece of mixed media paper, I black, heat embossed the smaller floral cluster from the stamp set. I watercolored the image with the wet on wet technique with Karin brushmarkers. I added in extra depth and lines with colored pencils. Once the flowers were dry, I die cut them using the coordinating die. I also die cut two additional layers from scrap, white cardstock for added dimension and glued it to my card front. Finally, I added white gel pen details and gold nuvo drops to the center of the flower.

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For the sentiment, I die cut it three times from white cardstock and once from black cardstock. On the top layer, I blended a rainbow gradient in Copic markers. The colors I used were: R37, R05, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y18, Y04, YG06, G03, BG13. I don’t have all the Copic markers so I worked with what I had and tried to create as seamless a blend as I could. Once I finished the rainbow blend, I topped the sentiment with crystal glaze for some extra pizazz and let it dry overnight. I am so happy how the sentiment turned out and will be using these colors for more Copic marker blends in the future.

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I hope you are inspired to join us for this month’s rainbow challenge. Happy crafting!

Tiffany
@ink.therapy.designs

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Notecard Set
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! I am sharing a notecard set, something I like to keep on hand for gift giving.

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I keep them simple, with touches of handmade goodness. Usually sets of 4 or 6, and always with matching envelopes. 

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The notecards are 3 1/2 x 5 (A1), and I fit them opened, into my Misti fitted with a bar so I can stamp them assemble line.

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I chose copics to color my blooms. Above are the colors I used. Soft and pastel. An easy night while watching TV. You could use any medium. I've done this with watercolors, pencils, or even foam daubers and ink.

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My die cuts stand out against the floral blooms, but still flat enough to go through the mail.

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A set of 4, tied with a ribbon, added to a basket of baked goods... might just give this to a new neighbor down the street.

So many stamps sets to choose from in the  Memory Box Open Studio store. The dies are Poppystamps, and the links below with take you to the item. 

Hope your weekend is full of crafty goodness! 

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