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Whipped Cocoa
by Rachel Duong

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Joy in the morning is a hot cup of coffee! Add a little bit of "Whittle Cocoa with Whip" Poppystamps dies and the day is off to a great start. Hello, this is Rachel, I am an avid coffee drinker who cannot go a day without a few cups. I am super excited to share this fun, dimensional card created with real coffee!

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Step by step instructions.
1. Begin with a watercolor card front measuring approximately 4x5.25
2. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and spill a small bit on your crafting space. No cream or sugar, thanks!
3. Set your mug on the coffee spill and then place it on your card front. Repeat as many times as you like. 
4. Using a paintbrush, splatter coffee on the card front.

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5. Die cut the Poppystamps "Whittle Cocoa with Whip" mug using a sheet from the Memory Box "Jolly Christmas" plaid paper stack.
6. Die cut two whip cream pieces with creamy white colored paper.
7. Die cut the Poppystamps "Flowing Curves" using a light gray sheet from the Memory Box "Earth Neutral Collection" paper stack.
8. Die cut the "Joy Freestyle Script" using the darkest shade from the "Berry Red Collection" paper stack.
9. Die cut the outline with the same watercolor paper to be used for the background.

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10. Cut the swirls to fit the look you desire. Adhere the pieces to the card front. 
11. Paint the whip with coffee.
12. Glue the card front to a light gray card base.
13. Adhere an Open Studio "Autumn Fairy Crystal" in red to the card front for an extra touch.
Finished? Not necessarily, scroll down for a fun addition to the card!

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How about giving the whip some texture?!
1. Apply texture paste on the die cut with a toothpick.
2. Paint coffee on the lower portions of the swirls for depth.
3. Allow to dry and adhere to the card.

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A close-up view of the finished cup of coziness!

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Options for this card might be to ink blend around the edges to give it a distressed look. A sentiment strip could fill in the empty space below the "joy" script. Perhaps more splatters too.
This time I chose to keep it just like it is, I love it!

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These Poppystamps dies are incredible and will be used all year round at my home. I hope you enjoyed this card. 
May the joy of the season surround you ~ see you again very soon!

Rachel Floral Signature

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Fanciful Fall
by Rachel Duong

 

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Hi, this is Rachel here to bring you sparkle and glitter for the upcoming Holiday season! I used lots and lots of Poppystamps goodness to create layers of rich, warm Autumn decadence.

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Capturing the beauty of this card I angled it toward the natural light. 

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Here are the steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the Poppystamps "Evangeline Pinpoint Frame" from the Memory Box "Earth Neutral Collection".
2. Die cut the "Fanciful Fall Leaves" from the shimmering cardstock by Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad" and the acorns with kraft cardstock.

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3. Color the top half of the acorns with the Distress embossing pen and heat emboss with Vintage Photo glaze. 
4. Color the lower portion of the acorn with the pen to give it a wet look.

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5. Hot foil and die cut the "Hello" sentiment with the Poppystamps "Birthday Wishes Poe Script" set in Spellbinders Glimmer Rose Gold foil. Use cardstock from the Memory Box "Lush Green Collection".
6. Hot foil and die cut the "You are the Best" sentiment with the "Modest Greetings 2" set in Gold foil. Use a medium to heavy weight cardstock in white.

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These are the dies and now it's almost time to start gluing the pieces together!

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7. Cut a strip of kraft cardstock large enough to leave a fine border of kraft at the top and orange glitter at the bottom. Glue together as pictured.
8. Cut a strip of gold glitter cardstock and cut it at an angle on the left side for interest. Glue "Hello" on the gold strip.
9. Cut a 4.25 x 5.5 panel in green. Glue the panel on a kraft card base.
10. Arrange the pieces as you like. A few things before gluing together--The orange oak leaf on the gold strip has an extra piece where it is on the grey background to keep it level. The adjacent acorns are 3 layers thick for dimension.
11. Affix an orange jewel from the Open Studio "Autumn Fairy Jewels" on the sentiment to finish the card!

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Make sure to wear sunglasses when viewing this card, it is a brilliant display of sparkle and glitter outside!

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When I look at this card, I feel tons of energy and excitement anticipating the approaching festivities! I can't wait to create more projects with these amazing Poppystamps dies and glitter paper. They are so awesome!
Until next time, hope you have a day that sparkles and shines!

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Old World Deer
by Rachel Duong

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Hello, it's Rachel! Let's welcome Fall, the season of crisp air, leaves turning color and days getting shorter with an "Old World" card! What is "Old World"?! It's a style that is worn, slightly tattered, yet familiar and nostalgic. Finishings are distressed and faded. I love this look!
To create this card I am using the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" and the "Leafy Branch Oval". The dies are from the Fall and Christmas 2022 releases.  I hope you like it!

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Here are the steps to create this card. 
1. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the scarf in burgundy.
2. Lightly blend brown ink on the deer to create shadow and interest.
3. Adhere the pieces together. 

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4. Using a fine tipped black marker, dot in the eye.
5. Using a snow marker, add highlights and spots on the deer. It does not need to be exact or realistic. 

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6. Die cut the Poppystamps "Leafy Branch Oval" in brown and yellow. Use small scraps for green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy. They will be used for the leaves. 
7. Take the yellow die cut and trim off the branches of the oval frame. Distress the frame unevenly with brown ink.
8. Take the brown die cut and paint it in a wash of darker brown.
9. Trim green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy leaves off the die cuts. Glue leaves onto the brown branches of the die cut. 

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10. Using a neutral cardfront, blend brown and green distress oxide inks mimicking an oval shape. Spritz water on each color and dry between applications for this effect.
11. Glue the finished "Leafy Branch Oval" on the card front.
12. Blend distress oxides and inks around the corners and edges. Trim down the cardfront to slightly smaller than an A2 size. 
13. Glue the deer on the cardfront. Add a few leaves for embellishments and balance in the lower right corner. 
14. Tie 1 mm burlap twine on the fold to complete the card.

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Supplies I used. The dies are linked to Poppystamps below.

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I hope my card finds you well. I love the heartwarming charm of this adorable deer. It has a timeless feel and I can see this deer in the forest, munching on leaves. 
Both dies are great for so many occasions and events throughout the year. Have a wonderful day!

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Butterfly Wishes
Rachel Duong

 

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Hello! It's a beautiful day to share a whimsical butterfly card with you. I love the Poppystamps Stained Glass Butterfly collage and the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background. They can be used together or individually. 

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I chose a soft watercolor background of blue, green and purple swooshes to die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly collage from.  

 

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Next I die cut the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background dies from heavy vellum. I glued the wings and antennae over the two butterflies with a glue dot adhering only the center. I also glued a small antenna on the butterfly without wings. 

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A closeup view showing the dimension created with the wing layers. The vellum gives the butterflies a fluid, dreamy feel. 

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I chose the "Best Wishes" sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die. I rolled the plate through the die machine for a letterpress look. Then I mounted the sentiment on a thin frame of the watercolor paper and mounted it again on white cardstock. 

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 I glued two tiny butterflies from the Stained Glass Butterfly collage on the background. Finally I placed Autumn Fairy Jewels around the image for extra sparkle.

I love how this card turned out.  It can be used for many occasions. I can't wait to try more washes of color.  Until next post, have a fantastic day!

 

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Joyful Moments
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello , Marybeth Lopez  here with you today.  I hope you are all doing well and enjoying each day. I created this card using the Poppystamps : Pinpoint Half Ring Plate for the background panel of this card. 

 

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Next I used the Poppystamps : Scalloped Stitch Frames, to frame my sentiment  used from memory box stamp set called: Joyful Moments. I may use this as a Mother's Day card with a Mother's Day sentiment on the inside.

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I took the Poppystamps Flower Field Corner and turned it up , using it in the middle. You could also add it on the top turned upside down the same way. I almost used it corner to corner and like that too. This is just a different way to use it.

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Not sure why the center of my card is showing up a bit yellowish , its white like the panel .

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A sampling of the Poppystamps  products I used, all linked below.

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Thank you for visiting the Poppystamps blog today.

I have had the pot in the picture for many years, from Pottery Barn, don't you love the simple garden snail on it. Poppystamps has a big snail die at the store, fyi :)

I pray each day brings you joy. God bless and peace be with you all.

 

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Rainbow Wishes
by Sue McRae

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It’s a shiny new week at Poppystamps and I’m here with a fun unicorn card using the new Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit. I think this kit would be a perfect gift for a child or unicorn loving crafter as it contains stamps and dies!

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All the colourful parts of my card (the rainbow, sentiment and unicorn mane) are die cut pieces of alcohol ink yupo paper that I had in my stash. I’m always looking for ways to use up my smaller paper pieces.

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I die cut the unicorn from white woodgrain paper for a little texture and the clouds are covered with white flock for a nice soft fuzzy feel. Felt would be a great alternative to the flock.

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For a little sparkle and shine I used gold glitter paper behind the sentiment and for the unicorn horn and wings.

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To add some interest to the background I took a tracing wheel (it’s a tool used in sewing) to add wavy dotted lines on my panel. The rainbow sentiment is white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut out by hand.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great week!

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