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Watercolor Blooms
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy 2022 to you all. Marybeth Lopez  here today with a bright happy card.

As I am putting  away some of the red from Christmas, I found myself wanting some pretty pinks and pail oranges ( one of my very favorite combos ). I decided to use one of the newer Holiday dies from Poppystamps , called: Poinsettia Background . I just made it pretty blooms.

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I used : Open Studio Watercolor Paper and my Zig watercolor pens to color the background  for my blooms petals. I love the way it turned out once cut.

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After placing each bloom in the spot I wanted I cut the die out, then repeated until I had three blooms. I then placed the petals inside the cut outline and used just bits of glue.

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I cut the Poinsettia out using Lush Green paper pack and only used the leaves to place inside the outline.

Poinsettia Joy
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey Poppy peeps! I can't believe it's November already. I am in holiday card making mode as I don't want to scramble to get them all done at the last minute. I saw the new Contempo Poinsettia and Stencil craft die from Memory Box and thought it would be fun to combine it with some Poppystamps products to make a clean and simple holiday card. 

First, I stenciled several poinsettia flowers onto an A2 panel of white cardstock. I used jewel-toned dye ink in blues and purples. After stenciling, I die cut the panel using the Scalloped Stitch Frames. I centered the largest and second to largest frames and die cut both at the same time. For a little dimension and variety, I popped up various frames with foam tape and adhered them back into place.

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I used the Contempo Poinsettia die to die cut two floral outlines. The outline has to be cut from the larger die cut, but it is easy to do in two simple snips. I die cut two frames - one from silver glitter cardstock from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad and one from white cardstock that I lightly ink blended with the same dye ink. For the center, I die cut a circle from the Stitched Circle Layers die set. The sentiment was die cut from silver glitter cardstock using the Marzipan Alphabet craft die. Finally, I added clear Fairy Crystals to the flower centers. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

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Woodsy Hugs
by Janet Katz

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I just love this Luscious Script Hugs die set. "Hugs" is such a short but appropriate sentiment for birthdays, get well, cheer up, and sympathy. The set comes with both the word and the offset background die. I wanted to make a slimline card (3.5 x 8.5") and decided on a tailored, masculine look using plaid, gold and navy blue cardstock.  I pieced them together to make long mats, hiding the seams behind the word.  More on how I did this below. I decided to soften up the sentiment by using a couple of my favorite dies -- the Floral Cluster and the Orchard Leaves. Finally, I added some gold liquid pearls to parts of the flowers and the background. I adhered everything together and attached the panel to a folded piece of beige cardstock as the card base.
 
Here's how I "stretched" my 6x6" paper. I used a single sheet from the plaid paper pad and cut it in half. I had a little notch in one piece from where the hanger hole was.
 
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I had my work cut out for me because I needed a piece that was exactly 3x8" to mat onto the gold piece. I also needed to hide a seam on a diagonal and match the plaids up. First, I took my two 3x6" pieces, overlapped them and taped them together with removable tape, making sure that the notch was going to get cut off or not show behind the die cut. Next, I figured out the angle I wanted the "hugs" at to fit across the card with little to nothing of the die cut hanging off the left and right edges. Then, I made a pencil line and made the cut.
 
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The two pieces fit together and made a piece much longer than the 8" I needed.  Finally, I decided I wanted my sentiment to sit about 1/3 of the way from the top, so I cut off a little from the top and bottom of my plaid piece so the seam would land just where I wanted the sentiment to land.
 
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I used the same trick with my navy blue cardstock, but without needing to match a pattern or avoid a notch. However, I made a mistake. I neglected to place my navy blue seam at the same place as my plaid seam and cut all my extra length off of one end of my long navy piece. I was relieved when I was still able to make it work and cover the 2 seams.
Janet Floral Signature copy
 

 

 

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All the Happiness
Candice Crawford

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Hello there crafty friends! Hope you are all having a wonderful week. Today I am coming on the blog to share with you this beautiful floral card using products from our sister company, Memory Box. 

I am in need of a few thank you cards; so I decided to pull out this large 6x9 stamp set called All the Happiness from Memory Box to make a set of mini slim line cards. In addition to the floral stamp set, today's card, also uses the Memory Box Spring Plaid Slim sheets,  Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die set,  and the Joyful Moments stamp set for my sentiment. 

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Mini slim line cards are just as popular as the regular sized slim line cards. They measure 6.25 inches long by 7 inches wide and are scored at 3.5 inches. Mini slim line cards make great note cards and can easily fit a security business sized envelope.

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To begin, I stamped the floral image in Versamark ink onto a scrap pieces of white card stock and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detailed gold embossing powder. Next I took my Copic Markers and colored the floral image, then die cut the image using the coordinating die from the stamp set. 

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Next, I die cut the stitched rectangle from both a piece of white card stock and gold card stock. Since this die cuts a thin stitched frame. I paired the gold frame from the gold card stock with the inner piece of the frame cut from the white card stock. I sponged on some Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink onto the white panel, then stamped the sentiment from the Joyful Moments stamp set in Versafine Onyx ink. 

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Next, I trimmed the patterned paper to 6.25 inches x 3.5 inches and adhered it to my mini slim line card base with liquid adhesive. I then added the sentiment panel and the flowers to the card with 3M foam tape. Lastly I embellished the card with some gold metallic pearls from my stash. 

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 I hope you have enjoyed today's card project and found inspiration. I also hope that you will try making a slim line card for your next project. Until next time....Happy Crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Hugs
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy Thursday! Tiffany here with some more Poppystamps inspiration. I decided to play along with the challenge this month and use Washi tape. I don't feature Washi tape that often, but I should! It is an easy way to add a fun element to any papercraft. For this card, I kept it simple and used the Washi tape as a background to my die cuts.

To start, I added the Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi tape to a panel of heavyweight, white cardstock. It is much easier to roll out the Washi tape if you cut a scrap piece of cardstock and attach it at the end of the tape. I think it gives you something to hold on to as you roll out the tape smoothly on a piece of cardstock. After I adhered the Washi, I die cut the panel with the Stitched Rectangle Layers die. I die cut a few more layers with scrap cardstock for dimension behind this panel.

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Next, I die cut the Village Rose and Background die several times from light and dark purple cardstock from the Twilight Purple paper pack. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and adhered it to the Washi tape panel randomly. I trimmed off any excess flowers. 

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Next, I die cut the sentiment. Using the Big Hugs Sugar Script die, I die cut the shadow layer from vellum and the top layer three times from white cardstock. Finally, I added clear Fairy Drops around the panel to fill in the gaps and add a little shine. I really like this sweet and simple card to send a little love to a friend. Hope you will join us for the Washi challenge this month!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Art Deco Birthday Greetings
by Kim Singdahlsen

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All of the Deco products in the recent Summer Theater release are absolutely spectacular and there are many beautiful cards on this blog using them but I hadn't used any of them yet. I definitely wanted to so for inspiration I googled Art Deco Images and saw many basic black/white or black/gold images. I was thrilled to see that because I've been struggling with ideas for a birthday card for my SIL and it all came together because she decorates everything with black and white photography. 

I did the black and white background with the Geometric Deco Plate and a gorgeous sentiment from Art Deco Birthday Greetings. The flowers are the Village Rose and Background with a few leaves from Orchard Leaves.

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I love the curves of the flowers against the geometric lines of the background. It's a beautiful contrast.  Then I used glitter paper for the background of the flowers to give them some birthday sparkle!

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I don't post any cards that I don't like - and I have more than my fair share of those - but some cards I truly love and this is one of them.  The bright flowers against the black and white, the curves against the straight lines, the cheerful colors and the beautiful sentiment - it just all worked for me!

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I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did.  It's a beautiful background. By the way, there's also a separate frame that goes inside the square so it can also be used with smaller sentiments.  And if you browse the blog, you'll see many, many other gorgeous uses for this die!Kim Floral Signature copy

 

 

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