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Corner Shop Pop-Up Easel Card
by Birgit Norton

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I would love to live in a world where the streets are lined with darling shops like this!  Wouldn't you?  Birgit here with you today sharing a pop-up easel card using Corner Shoppe Pop-up Easel Set as well as coordinating die sets from the latest release.  Let's jump right in to the details!

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To begin with, I cut the pop-up die panel out of 80# white cardstock and folded on both of the score lines, to create the easel part of the card.

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Next, cut one card front panel and adhere it to the small flap of the easel, using a strong double sided tape or liquid glue.  Now, let the fun begin!  Let's build the shop.

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I cut the store front out of a piece of blue cardstock from the 6x6 Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock.  I love the weight and thickness of this cardstock and it cuts like butter using Poppystamps dies.  

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I cut the detail pieces of the shop out of white cardstock and added color using Distress inks and blending brushes.  A helpful tip:  keep your cardstock pieces inside the dies, to use them as stencils.  Poppystamps is brilliant in their designs!  

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Next, I cut elements from Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles and colored them using my copic markers.  I then arranged all of the planters using liquid glue. 

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A card like this deserves special attention on the inside, so I added a piece of decorative paper from my scrap bin and cut a white cardstock square to give the easel something to rest against to hold the easel open.  For a finishing touch, I added the window box from the set.  It adds a nice detail but leaves plenty of space for me to personalize this beautiful card.  

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Here's a pictures that shows the completed easel card in action.

IMG_6774I had so much fun building this flower shop easel card!  I hope you'll give it a try!

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Geranium Gatefold & Challenge Reminder
by Birgit Norton

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Good morning Poppystamps friends!  Birgit here with you today sharing a card to remind you of the current challenge that's going on right now, themed "Bloom Where You're Planted".
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I enjoyed bringing out some older dies that are still available in the store, hoping to inspire you to pull out those older supplies and use them.  

For my card, I brought out Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set and Picket Tall Curve Borders. 
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I cut the flowers out of Blush 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and the leaves out of Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock.  I added colored details and depth using copic markers.   I added sugared glitter to the outside edge of the flower petals and added Fairy Jewels to the centers of each of the flowers.


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On each of the gatefold flaps, I added a piece of cardstock from the Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and cut the Picket Tall Curve Borders out of the same color, adding them to both flaps.  This gives the look of a garden trellis in the background.  I added a white cardstock oval, gluing it to the left flap and adhered the geraniums, covering the oval.  

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I so enjoyed bringing out the tried and true dies that never go out of style for this challenge.  These geraniums are gorgeous in any color and they're so easy to assemble.   I hope I've inspired you today with this lovely geranium card.

Want to play along? 

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The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up HERE at the Challenge blog. 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. 

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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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A Floral Monster-Book-of-Monsters?
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti again!

 

Did the title of this post throw you off? It's weird, when I made this card, I had no plan, but in the end I started thinking it looks very similar to the Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter. Here's how it looks in case you don't remember: 

 

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What do you think? Am I completely off? Well, anyway, let's get into how I ended up with this card.

 

Do you all remember my post from September where I color blended over a hot-foiled panel? During that hot-foiling frenzy, I didn't quite use the right settings for one of the runs using the PSF809 Leaf and Tendril Hot Foil Plate and ended up with a panel that didn't entirely foil properly. It was patchy. I couldn't get myself to throw it away, so I color blended over it to see if that would make it any better. It helped a little, but it still looked as if something was wrong with it. Check out these close ups of the strips. See what I mean?

 

 

So I tried out this super cool technique that my awesome friend Rachel (@colourandsparkle) showed off in her reels—it’s all about getting creative with card stock, but like, in a fun way, not just shredding it to pieces! It’s similar to what Laura Bassen calls the "Stripping it up" technique. Rachel is all about that eco-friendly life, always finding ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. She took Laura's technique one step further and strips up random bits of card stock, old gift wrap, and pretty much any cute paper she can find, and turns them into these amazing cards. Seriously, you should see what she can do with just scraps—it’s so gorgeous! Check them out here: https://www.instagram.com/colourandsparkle/?hl=en

 

I thought I'd give it a shot and shredded the panel into very thin strips. I took some clear packaging tape and adhered it to my table with the sticky side facing up so that I could lay out the strips in order. If you look closely at the photo below, you'll see the packaging tape on the table.

 

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I wanted a random assortment of shapes and sizes and colors so I put them together willy-nilly. Then I cut out the bottom side of the strips. I ended up with tiny pieces that were left over, so I just kept continuing along the sides, decreasing in height as I went so it tapered off on both ends.

 

Originally, I thought I'd make a two fold card with the strips mounted up on foam tape, but somehow I decided to go with a tri-fold card using this panel as one of the three sides. I couldn't bring myself to throw away the leftover skinny strip that I cut out, so I adhered to the second panel on the inside like so:

 

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Then I adhered the main strip panel to the first flap of the card (I trimmed it slightly so that the strips look like they're floating and don't have any of the front panel / flap showing behind them). Oh, I also adhered an extra layer of card stock behind the skinny floating strips to give them some extra sturdiness.

 

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The unfinished card was sitting on my desk for weeks like this. I just did not know how to finish it up or what else to do. I felt like something was missing. Unexpectedly, I received the package of latest release products from Poppystamps store owner, Dave. One of the goodies included the 2580 Nordic Flourishes craft die, and it looked so pretty, I just started die cutting away. I didn't plan to use it on this card or anything. I just went on a die-cutting spree with all the Nordic beauties from the Poppystamps Winter 2023 Release.

 

I had a bowl-full of the flourishes sitting on my desk and one day I just absentmindedly placed some on the second panel (opposite side of the one I adhered the skinny inner strips to). It looked lovely, so I went with it! I adhered them in the areas where we could see the second panel.

 

 

I had die cuts of 2453 Freestyle Hugs die set and decided to use that as the sentiment.

 

Then came the toughest part of all, and that was the sentiment placement. After days of contemplating and second guessing myself I asked my friends, Claire and Tracy, which of the below orientations they like most.

 

 

They told me which one they liked most and that's the one I went with! The end result?

 

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I never expected to end up with such a card, but I absolutely love it! It was totally worth the wait, I think! I'm so glad I didn't throw away the scraps! Special thanks to Rachel, Claire, and Tracy for their ideas and support! The only problem is - how will I ever be able to replicate the patchy reversed foiled look? I guess that's the problem with repurposing junk and making it beautiful - you may not have more of the same junk to replicate in the future! Sigh. First world problems, I know.

 

I couldn't help but take a ridiculous amount of pictures to show the full effect and colors, so here's a lengthy scroll-able gallery of them in case you'd like to flip through.

 

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Doesn't this totally look like a pretty, pastelly version of the Monster Book of Monsters? Or is it just me?

 

Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! Thank you for visiting and sticking with me through the end of my very long post!

 

Lots of Love,

Sphoorti

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Herd you had a Birthday
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
Since Father's Day is this month it's gotten me into trying to produce more Masculine Cards which is always a challenge. Today, I'm sharing a great idea for a manly birthday card using Poppy Stamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Card and deer from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit. Both dies are so versatile for all occasions.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What images do you like to use for masculine cards?
A: Me? Mustaches

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I used kraft paper for my barn and deer to give it the cabin/camping look. I added Distress Oxide Ground Expresso on the edges of my deer to make them pop from the cabin.
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PSC#104 Challenge Reminder!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#104 Flower Garden! Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers and this month we're ready to put the long winter months behind us and take a stroll down a garden path. Show us fresh florals in any color of the rainbow because YOU decide what flowers grow in your personal crafty paradise! 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!

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This was my take on the challenge. Hope you like it!

 

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I started with cutting some tulips using the 2557 Layered Tulips craft die. I used copic markers to color them in. I stepped out of my comfort zone and use warm colors instead of cool ones the way I typically do. Once I was done coloring them, I adhered the petals of the tulips together.

 

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My original thought was to layer the tulips on the fold of the card that's sticking up (the one with the Hello on it). However, it didn't look / work the way I had imagined, so I adhered the tulips to the inner fold of the card so that they look like they're peeking from behind the front flap. I topped some of the petals of the tulips with some glossy accents for shine and some others with a shimmer pen for sparkle.

 

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I used the 2509 Hello Moonlight Script craft die to cut the sentiment multiple times with plain white card stock, and then layered them on top of each other to get a chipboard type of feel. The die cuts are very delicate for this sentiment and a bit hard to work with, but so worth it! I topped the layered Hello with another Hello that I cut out of some red glitter card stock in the Festive Glitter Pad. I used the same glitter paper to cut out a very thin strip and adhered it to the edge of the front flap.

 

I adhered some jewels from the Bright Jewels sticker set on the right side of the sentiment et voila! What do you think?

 

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Now it's your turn to take on the Flower Garden challenge! 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!

Love,

Sphoorti

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