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It's A Celebration!
by Rachel Duong

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It's a birthday celebration! Hi, I am Rachel, back with a card using the latest Poppystamps release. I cannot express how much fun these party goods are to create with. The dies have happy, joy and yum written all over them. So I can't wait any longer, let me tell you how I made this card!

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I began my card with the background. I die cut the Poppystamps "Scallop Pinpoint Rings" using three shades of purplish pinks. After I decided which colors go where, I glued them down to a light grey cardbase. 

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 Next I die cut tons of pieces from the "Corner Shoppe Birthday Treats", the "Corner Shoppe Birthday Celebrations", and the "Corner Shoppe Dessert Stand". I used many colors, glitters and pearlized papers. Fun was putting the color combinations together!IMG_4772

I used pearlized silver for the display stands and pearlized gold for the coverings on them. Then I heat embossed the sentiment in silver. The die comes with the stamp set. For an accent, I cut a fine strip of silver glitter to add over the top of the sentiment.
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The candles on the cake are die cut in pearlized white. I embellished the flames with Stickles yellow and orange glitter glue. The banners are cut in many papers, I also die cut two in the purplish pink papers and left in one layer to act as a background. I added jewels on the pearlized green streamer!IMG_4759

I arranged the cupcakes so that each base was a different color. I mixed up the sizes but kept them symmetrical. I added cupcakes at the bottom to fill in empty space and two jewels for balance.

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The sparkle and shine of these amazing papers add so much dimension to this awesome card.  I had the happiest time putting these desserts together. And it made me hungry! 

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I hope you grab a few of these die sets. I can think of so many fun ideas to try! Also, there are more pieces I can't wait to play with. The cake comes with another layer and balloons too! Oh, did I mention there are ice cream cones too?!

Have a great day. Celebrate something fun today. I am celebrating spring! 

Rachel Floral Signature


 



 

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A Bird Bunch Birthday
by Rachel Duong

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Hello there! It's Rachel, and I am excited to share a birthday card with a bunch of birds! I also want to remind you to join in our April Poppystamps Challenge. The theme is "Look Out The Window!" Create a card with a window or something that resembles a window on it. You can also create a scene as if you were looking out a window.

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My window card features fancy birds with so much pizazz! I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Bird Bunch" die, it comes with six birds. I die cut the birds using pearlescent white and aqua, navy and white glitter paper, and a periwinkle shade of blue. Paper comes from Memory Box paper packs listed below. I assembled the birds and I used a fine point black Sharpie marker to color the area for the eye. Also don't forget the orange beaks!

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Next I die cut the "Arched Gothic Cathedral Window" in white cardstock for the top piece and Memory Box "Anemone Grove" patterned paper for the accent. Using the negative shape of the window, I traced it on a piece of vellum, cut it out and glued it under the window.

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I die cut the "Nordic Lacy Plate" in a heavy white cardstock. This is a beautiful backdrop for any card occasion. Then I adhered the window to the background and adhered it to a white cardbase. 
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I arranged the birds on the card. I glued them down when I felt it looked just right. A Happy Birthday sentiment strip fit perfectly on the window trim. Finally I added a beautiful embellishment at the top of the window. 

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I had a blast creating this card, it is just too "tweet!" I love the shades of blue and the fancy papers with glitter and shine. The birds are so handsome in their sweaters!

That's all for today. Please join the challenge. Link up your photo and two winners will be selected. Good luck to you! See you very soon.
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Happy Birthday Bunnies
by Rachel Duong

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Hi Friends! It's Rachel here with a birthday greeting from a bunch of adorable bunnies! The Poppystamps "Bunny Faces" die makes wonderful birthday and Easter cards.

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To create this card, I began by die cutting the "Bunny Faces" base with a deep pink cardstock from the Memory Box "Berry Red" paper pack. Next I die cut the faces using a heavy white cardstock. Then I cut little strips of black to lay under the eyes. I adhered the pieces together.

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For the frame, I chose a beautiful berry plaid paper from the Memory Box "Poinsettia Plaid" pad. The fine gold foiled lines are so eyecatching! I used the Poppystamps "Double Scalloped Stitched Frames" die to create the frame and used the reverse side for the background. I die cut a second frame to adhere with the plaid one for extra thickness. 

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I chose a dusty pink cardfront from the Memory Box "Berry Red" paper pack. I cut it just under an A2 size card and adhered it to a white cardbase. Next I assembled the bunnies on the frame and adhered it to the frame and cardbase. 

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For the final touches, I die cut the Poppystamps "Nordic Flourishes". I used the small flower shape to embellish the frame. I saved all the other pieces for another project! I used glitter pink, pearlized pink, pearlized off-white and dusty pink from the Memory Box "Declicate Pastel Glitter Pad" and the "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad". Finally I attached an Open Studio extra thick, gold foiled "Greeting Tabs" sentiment on the frame!

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I love how fun and easy it was to make this bunny card. I hope you get a chance to try this out. Also, I can't wait to create gift tags with these Poppystamps "Bunny Faces". They are the perfect size! Have a wonderful day and looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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PSC#114 Challenge Reminder - Mixed Media Mash-Up
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#114 - Mixed Media Mash-Up! This month's challenge we want you to choose your favorite media - is it paper? or maybe ink? or foil? And then add another and another! Mixed media is defined as artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. A good example would be collage technique. You can do a simple mixed media by adding some stenciling with texture paste to your design, and that's it!

 

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win. For more details, check out the main post here.

 

This was my take on the challenge. I made this for a bestie who was visiting and we got a chance to celebrate her birthday together!

 

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I started off by taking a slimline panel of white card stock and die cutting her name out of it using the 2464 Marzipan Alphabet craft die. That was my first medium - Paper! Then I took some foliage die cuts from the 2552 Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set craft die and distress inked them. And there's the second medium. That's all you need to qualify for this challenge - we have 2 types of media and we're using at least one PoppyStamps item!

 


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I started placing the inked die cuts from the floral vase die set between, behind and in front of the die cut letters on the card panel.

 

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At first I thought I'd leave the card panel white, but later decided that I wanted some more color, so I ink blended with similar inks all around the perimeter.

 

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Now for the third type of media - Perfect Pearls! I didn't plan to use this one, honestly. But I messed up and had a splotch of glue on the panel which I tried to rub away and the ink on my fingers was caught in it and it looked really bad. So, to cover it up, I decided to splatter the heck out of the card. I guess it worked, because I don't see it anymore and can't even remember where it was! <I may have gotten a bit carried away with the splattering, though!)

 



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Then, I took some Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink and ran a brush of gold ink along the perimeter of the card. It looks very similar to perfect pearls, actually! But technically it's not the same, so I'm going to count that as medium # 4.

 

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Finally, I took the hot foiled sentiment that I foiled and die cut from the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die and adhered it below her name. Boom! 5th medium! Foil!

 

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Thought I'd go one step further and scattered a bunch of clear jewels all over the card. Juuuust for another medium. Good thing they were clear, otherwise I think it would have made the card look too busy. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Mixed Media Mash-Up challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner of this challenge (chosen at random) will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. Remember - we welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

 

Have a great rest of the week, and good luck, Peeps!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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PSC#113 Challenge Reminder - Heart Eyes!
by Sphoorti

 

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#113 - Heart Eyes! This month's challenge is a nod to the Heart Eyes emoji that is a show of affection, love, adoration for someone or something. We want you to show your love for someone or something you adore this month. You could be smitten with just about anything.. your special someone, your fur baby, a sports team or even your crafty hobby. You're welcome to make cards for your favorite Valentine / Galentine / Palentine or perhaps a wedding or anniversary!

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win. For more details, check out the main post here.

This was my take on the challenge, and somewhat of a deviation from my comfort zone. Hearts and pinks aren't usually my thing, but this card took some unexpected twists and turns and this is what I ended up with! Not too shabby, is it?

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I started off by cutting out some hearts and frames from the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts Craft Die Set using some white card stock, some alcohol inked panels, and silver foiled card stock. My initial plan was to make a tiny shaker, so I cut out multiple frames and stacked them up. I topped off the multilayered heart with some acetate and then a foiled heart and was done with my shaker well. I filled the well with some pastel-colored jewels and stones and adhered it to the center of the largest heart which I cut out of white card stock.

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I took an alcohol inked panel and cut out the next size up of the scalloped heart and adhered it outside the shaker. I followed this up with the other two sizes of the scalloped hearts but in silver foil this time.B107839F-44E8-4C4F-8223-A765421ACAF6

I wanted to make it a shaped card, so I cut out another large heart, scored and adhered it to the back. On the inside, I used the "With Love" sentiment foiled from the Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil and Die set and some silver foil.

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A few days before I submitted this for the Challenge, the Design Team received a bunch of goodies from the owner of Poppystamps. They belonged to the new (and absolutely beautiful) release, 2024 Scandinavian Spring. One of the items was the Nordic Lacy Plate Craft Die and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I just HAD to use it somehow so I decided to adhere my shaped card to a die cut from the Nordic Lacy Plate die. I used white cardstock to cut it out and it looked a little too clean and simple, so I decided to ink blend the panel. I used Distress Inks like Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and for some drama, some hickory smoke at the edges. And that was it! What do you think? I tell ya, it was serendipity!

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Heart Eyes challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner of this challenge (chosen at random) will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

Have a great week ahead, and good luck, Peeps!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Using a Die Cut as a Stencil
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

The 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die has quickly become my favorite from the Poppystamps 2023 Christmas release — I just can't get enough of it! I've featured it in posts where I've used it as originally intended, such as for the Cool Yule Challenge. Additionally, there have been posts where I've taken a more unconventional approach, like using it for the Sparkling New Year Challenge. Now, I'm excited to share a post where I demonstrate a completely different use for this stunning die – as a stencil!

 

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I started by adhering some washi tape to some thick card stock. Then, I cut a few die cuts from the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die. The reason I used the washi tape was to get a slick surface off of which I could easily wipe off any ink or texture paste. 

 

 

I used the washied-diecut to stencil some backgrounds using my favorite Distress Inks. Subsequently, I applied clear texture paste from Ranger, coating the stenciled area with it. Another stenciled area received the same treatment with glitter paste, though I've yet to finalize it into a card. I'll be sure to share it with you when I finish them up.

 

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Upon discovering a section with accidental ink, I opted for a square card instead of the standard A2 size.

 

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Considering I lacked a tag for a gift intended for our thoughtful neighbors, I decided to repurpose it into a tag-card. I punched a hole through the card and threaded some elastic gold thread.

 

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To finish, I cut out multiple joy sentiments, layering them for a chipboard-like texture, topped it off with one using some silver foiled card stock from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad and affixed it to the card. The joy sentiment isn't available anymore, so I've provided a link to a similar sentiment in the supplies list. 

 

And that was it!

 

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

Thank you for visiting!

Love,

Sphoorti

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