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Challenge Reminder: Sweater Weather
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey friends! Tiffany here with a reminder of this month's challenge - Sweater Weather. It's my favorite time of year (and my birthday is in a few days hehe) so I adore this month's challenge. "Sweater Weather" is up to your interpretation, but can mean all things fall or Thanksgiving, or autumn leaves, or warm beverages like apple cider or coffee. Just make a card celebrating the beauty of the fall season, use at least one Poppystamps product, and enter your project on the challenge post blog for a chance to win!

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With a panel of white cardstock, I created a die cut window using the Basic Ovals Set dies. I layered the window on top of another panel of white cardstock that I die cut with the Leafy Vines Slim Plate die. I watercolored the vines with gold metallic watercolor. I wasn't precise with my watercoloring as I wanted a more organic look with bits of the white cardstock peeking out. I adhered the completed background to an A2 card base that I layered with a piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack.

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Next, I die cut the embellishment leaves. I used the Whittle Oak Leaf die and the Leaf Flourish Heart die. I ink blended a variety of distress oxide inks on the leaves in autumnal colors and arranged them on the card front. I snipped off the heart from the Leaf Flourish Heart die and cut apart the leaves to vary the look. For the sentiment, I used the Thanks Outline die. I die cut the shadow layer once from Kraft Woodgrain paper and backed it with foam tape for dimension. For the outline layer, I die cut it twice from white cardstock and once from gold foil from the Polished Foil paper pad. I adhered the layers together with liquid adhesive.

Pro tip: when using liquid glue with the Polished Foil paper, make sure to smooth the glue with your finger or a small sponge to ensure a smooth, thin layer. I've found that dots of liquid glue, no matter how small, can appear lumpy through the foil cardstock.

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Hope you enjoyed this clean and simple card! I think it is perfect for a "masculine" or a gender neutral thank you card. Thanks for stopping by!

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Another way to use the Snowflake Corner Frame Die
by Sphoorti

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Hello there! Sphoorti again. Back with another way to use the Snowflake Corner Die. I wasn't lying when I said this was my favorite die from this release! And like my last post for Poppystamps, I have a bunch of dos and don'ts again :) Hope you find them helpful!

I started off by die cutting some glitter cardstock from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad using the Snowflake Corner Frame die. Since the inside of the paper isn't colored, you'll see the whites when you view the frame at an angle, like so:

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If this doesn't bother you, you're good (and lucky!). I knew I'd sleep better if I ran a matching color marker (I just used a black sharpie here) along the sides to cover up the whites, so I did.

I put adhesive on the back of the frame and took some acetate from leftover packaging and applied it to the entire frame. Then I cut some slivers of scotch foam tape and put them along the outside perimeter to form a well. Then I used poured some Diamond Dust (it's that glittery / sparkly stuff you see in the image below) into the well.

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I peeled off the backing of the foam tape and put another layer of acetate to seal off the contents. I'm not sure if you can tell from this picture, but there's a layer of acetate on the back too.

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Then I took a card base (11" x 4.25") and scored it down the middle to make it a top-folding 5.5" x 4.25" card. I estimated where I wanted the sentiment to be (I actually wanted it to be behind the shaker panel because I wanted the "snow" to cover it up when we shake it, and then reveal the message when the contents fall to the bottom). I glued the sentiment that I die cut from the Small Freestyle Merry Christmas craft die from this release (absolutely love that die too!) out of some silver mirror cardstock, and then glued the shaker panel on top. And this is what I ended up with:

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The best part is that when the card is shaken, the jiggly bits flow over the sentiment and don't get stuck on the nooks and crannies of the die cuts because of the extra acetate layer we have in the back of the shaker well. Not sure why, but this made me really happy!

Anyway, at this point, I realized 2 things - 1. I forgot to add splatter and felt that the card looked too clean and simple. 2. I noticed that I glued the shaker panel on crooked. <facepalm> I tell ya - "I'm sure I'll get it straight" is one of the biggest lies I tell myself when I'm gluing stuff to my cards. So, to cover up the boo-boo, I used one of the Scalloped Stitch Frames craft dies and took the outermost scalloped frame and tilted it a bit and glued it to the card base to draw attention away from the crookedness of the shaker panel (and also add some interest to the otherwise plain background). I trimmed the excess off and the result was this:

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And when it's shaken:

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What do you think? Please let me know in the comments below if you liked it before or after the scalloped frame. I'd love to know your thoughts!

As promised, here are my "Don't Dos" and "Do-this-insteads".

  1. Don't try to be a hero when you're trying to align something in a proper way. Use the T-square ruler. :)
  2. Don't use acetate from leftover packaging. If you observe closely, you'll see some waves in the acetate. If you're not a big fan of that, I'd recommend using proper acetate sheets that are thicker and more sturdy and don't form waves.
  3. Don't peel off the adhesive on the foam tape before pouring in the shaker innards. This stuff is staticky, so if you try to pour it in after the adhesive is peeled off, a whole lot of it is gonna get stuck to the adhesive and it'll be hard to seal off the well properly. Ask me how I know. 
  4. Don't be lazy like me... :) Run your anti-static powder bag / tool along the inner perimeter of the frame after you put the foam tape (but before you put in the shaker bits). This will prevent them from sticking to the foam tape. I couldn't find mine (rather, I was too lazy to look for it) so I took the shortcut, and if you observe closely, you'll see some diamond dust stuck along the inner perimeter (even when the card is standing upright).

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do share! Thank you so much for sticking with me through the end of my post, hope you found it helpful and/or inspiring.

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Joy
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey Poppy peeps!  Tiffany here. Did you catch the amazing IG hop the design team participated in yesterday? So many inspiring cards using the new Poppystamps release! If you haven't seen it yet, please head over to the Poppystamps IG account to start at the beginning. Don't forget that you have a chance to win a prize at every stop of the hop. What an incredible opportunity!

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Today, I'm sharing how I made my sample from yesterday's hop. I featured a mash up of products from the whole Birch Press Designs family, including the new Poppystamps Ornament Background die. To start, I embossed a panel of white cardstock with the new Ringadings 3D Embossing Folder from Memory Box. I matted it with a piece of red cardstock.

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Next, I die cut white cardstock with the Ornament Background die twice for added dimension. I adhered the background die cuts together with spray adhesive. I also die cut pieces of an alcohol ink panel that I had in my stash from just the ornament portion of the die. I did not have a large alcohol ink panel, so cutting it into pieces to fit what I wanted to die cut helped save paper. To create the alcohol ink panel, I just blended a variety of green alcohol inks together with a lot of isopropyl alcohol and ink splatters for texture. I inlayed the ornaments in place with liquid glue. To finish the ornaments, I shaded the tops with copic markers - C1, C3, and C5. 

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Lastly, I embellished the card with holiday foliage, berries and a sentiment. I die cut several leaves from various green cardstock with the Memory Box Pine Needle Trio die and the Poppystamps Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel. I die cut the berries from an alcohol ink panel that I created with red and pink inks. The sentiment is one I use frequently. It is the Joy Honey Script die from Birch Press. I die cut it from two layers of white cardstock and once from red foil from the Polished Foil Paper pad. I attached the completed card front to a side-folding, A2 card base.

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Hope you enjoyed my card! And don't forget to hop along with the team for more inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Thanks for Being There
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! How are you all? Kids back in school? A bit more free time to create? Let's look at one of the new Deco dies in the shop now. Art Deco has endless design possibilities! I used the Arched Deco Plate for a  card for a dear friend.

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I began by die cutting the plate, not twice but 3 times in purple, gold and aqua foil. I would suggest using your shim for a clean cut.

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There are many ways to attach layers. My favorite is glue in a tiny pointed tipped bottle. You can use spray adhesive, or run the pieces through a Xyron machine. Because the cardstock and foiled stock is heavier, it keeps its shape while gluing. The glue dries quickly so you have to move along quickly, but you don't need to glue each and every piece. 

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After embossing the sentiment, I popped up the framed piece  with foam. 

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What do you do with intricate framed pieces? I love backing them with contrast color for an extra pop! Hopefully you'll give this a try, if you haven't done so already. 

Have a great and crafty week!

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Art Deco Happy Birthday
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hello friends! Tiffany here with more Art Deco inspiration from the Summer Theater release. When I was thinking about this card, the Wizard of Oz kept coming to mind. The glitz, green, and opulence of the Emerald City was my inspiration, along with the sample from the Poppystamps website.

Here's a look at all of the supplies I used for this card. I like that it is easy to mass produce with minimal supplies and can be customized to fit your recipient. Another bonus is that it is flat so it will go through the mail easily.

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I started by trimming a piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack. I choose a pattern with geometric shapes to go along with the Art Deco theme. Anyone else keep pattern paper forever? I encourage you to use it as a background to any card! Then, I die cut the Reeded Deco Curve Border die from green foil cardstock from the Polished Foil Pad. I die cut twice to create the border around my sentiment. The emerald green color is so pretty.

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For the sentiment, I die cut an oval from the center of my pattern paper. I ink blended some dark green dye ink around the edges for a halo effect, and silver heat embossed a sentiment from the Art Deco Birthday Greetings stamp set. Finally, I added green Fairy Jewels around my card for a little sparkle.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I can't wait to see your Art Deco cards. Please tag Poppystamps on Instagram!

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Challenge Reminder: Just Add Water
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! I have a challenge reminder for you. This month's inspiration is: 'Just Add Water'.

 

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I chose to do an underwater scene with Open Studio's  fabulous new embossing folder.

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I began with an aqua cardstock, embossed it, and added Perfect Pearls for a shimmer. Haven't played with my perfect pearls for a while. I just love the sheen it gives the tops of the embossing.

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Also added some copper pearling (very light handed with the copper!). 

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To finish my card, I stamped a message from Poppy's new Art Deco Stamp set, with a strip of the pattern paper at the top.

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!

Many ways to go with this challenge... watercolor? underwater? beach scene? Good Luck! Can't wait wait to see your creations!

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