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Hello Kitties - 2 Shaker Cards with Baby Kittens!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti here with two shaker cards chock full of baby kittens. My last two posts (Kittens All Around and Baby Kittens) were about cards I made with the Baby Kittens craft die. When I have a die out that I want to work with, I cut out multiple die cuts so that I have spares in case I mess up, or in case I come up with some other technique or idea later that doesn't require me to pull out the die from my supplies again. So, when I got this die out for my last two cards, I cut out so many of these kitties because well, can you help it? They're so cute! And also because I started having ideas as I was making the cards with them. These are two of the ideas I had in between. I have four more cards coming up with the same kitties but two different techniques, so stay tuned!

 

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I started off by die cutting a million kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die using black card stock as well as with glitter card stock from the GP1007 Glitzy Glitter Pad. I also cut out the outer frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die using Neenah Solar White #110 card stock. I cut out a piece of acetate and applied it to the back of the frame. Then, I used some double sided foam tape and adhered it to the perimeter of the frame.

 

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I filled the shaker well with all the kitties that I die cut and also added some confetti for additional sparkle and seed beads for sound. I sealed the shaker in the back with another piece of acetate. Then, I adhered this to my 4.25" x 5.5" card base. I heat foiled the Hello sentiment using the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies and die cut it and adhered it to the bottom left side of the shaker. I adhered silver jewels along the top right side of the frame and called it done.

 

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I made the second card using the same technique, except - I used the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it to the top right side of the shaker so that it doesn't cover up the kitties that settle at the bottom when you display the card upright.

 

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Here's a video that shows the Hello card in motion.

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one do you like better? Please do let me know! I love to hear from you!

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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A Spooky Trick-or-Treat Tag
by Janet Katz

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Here's a reminder to enter our September Challenge of Anything Goes. As long as your entry includes a Poppystamps die or stamp, you can enter anything you like including a tag, scrapbook page, card or something else to have a chance at winning this month's gift card to our store.
 
While the temperatures are just barely inching down where I live (Texas), I'm in full-on fall and Halloween mode with my crafting. Poppystamps latest release is ideal for cards, scrapbook pages, and treat bags too. I started my little ghostly tag using some colored kraft cardstock. I cut it into a tag shape that is about 3" x 6". Next, I found the ideal fall plaid paper in my Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I had a special blade on my paper trimmer so I cut one piece with a scalloped edge and adhered that to the top of the tag. I sanded the green tag with a sanding block to reveal the kraft cardstock below the color to give it a more distressed look.
 
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I used Poppystamps' newest Halloween Assemblage die set to cut the ghost from heavy white cardstock and the spiderweb from a sheet of black glitter paper from the Memory Box Festive Glitter Pad. I put a small piece of green cardstock behind the ghost to give it green eyes. I also used a very pale grey alcohol ink marker down the right side of the ghost to give it a little depth. I used the cauldron from the Poppystamps' Whittle Witch die set cut from orange glitter paper in the same glitter pad. I trimmed off the feet and the handles to make it look like a trick-or-treat bucket. I adhered the spider web to a kraft-colored doily I got from the party section of my local hobby store. Then I used foam adhesive to adhere the ghost and the bucket. I adhered all this to the tag. I added some old alphabet letters to the bottom of the tag to spell out "trick or treat."
 
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At the top, I punched out a reinforcer from my black glitter cardstock. I used Poppystamps' Fanciful Fall Leaves die set (a new favorite of mine) to cut two leaves from brown and a deep rust cardstock. Then I cut acorns from the same orange glitter cardstock. I clustered these items along with three Autumn Fairy Crystals and glued them to the top left of the tag and added a piece of hemp twine to finish it off.
 
I hope you're taking some time for some autumn or almost-autumn crafting today. You deserve it.
 

Janet Floral Signature copy

 

A Bride and Frankenstein
by Rachel Duong

 

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Greetings! It's not an ordinary-kind-of-day card, it's Frankenstein and Corpse Bride celebrating their wedding anniversary. This is a mix of many fabulous Poppystamps dies, paper, and embellishments from the new Fall release. These "Whittles" characters have so many infinite possibilities!

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Please keep reading for directions on how I made this card... if you dare!

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1. Die cut the "Whittle Witch" and the "Whittle Creatures" die sets onto watercolor paper or heavy cardstock. Additionally you can die cut an extra forehead for Frankenstein if you want it to stick out!

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2. Die cut Frankenstein's clothes and hair with black shiny, metallic paper from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad". Then die cut the Corpse Bride's dress and shoes with glitter paper from the "Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad". (Papers listed below)
3. Color the faces and foreheads of both figures and don't forget the legs and bangs of the bride. I used markers but watercolor would work just as well.
4. Cut sections from a pale blue organza ribbon for the Corpse Bride's dress and veil. Witchy tip: cut the dress' ribbon a little longer to leave room for glue.
5. Cut two shades of pale blue embroidery thread for the Corpse Bride's hair.

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6. Hot foil and die cut the "Best Wishes" sentiment from "Modest Greetings 1" in gold and frame it with a slightly larger piece of cardstock.
7. Die cut the smaller piece of the two "Layer Cake Drip Icing" die set with glitter paper and the spiderweb from "Halloween Assemblage" in cardstock. 
8. Cut a gray rectangle of cardstock from the Earth Neutral Collection slightly smaller than an A2 card and adhere to a white base.
9. Glue the figures and the coordinating pieces down. 
10. Place a "Fairy Jewel" on the sentiment piece to finish the card.

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This card was enchanting to craft. It will be perfect for the couple who welcomes a Halloween or Fall themed wedding. I love that it is clean and simple, yet silly and fun. Thank you for visiting and now I am off to another festivity!

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If The Shoe Fits...
by Nancy Penir

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With Fall right around the corner, and Halloween sneaking in too, Poppystamps has some new dies in the shop to, well, to die for! 

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The new 'Witches Shoe' can be dressed up, filled up or glammed up just about any way you like! I've paired my glittered shoe with some other new dies from the shop, and this new Jack O Lantern Frame, that I altered to fit my Mini slimline card. 

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First I cut the frame out twice from orange glitter card stock.

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Then I positioned the corners of the cut up frame where I wanted them on the card. Notice the edges of the cut from are cut on a 

diagonal, which fits seamlessly together. Then I added the piece cut to size all fitted around the card.

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I've already  created another shoe card with this die, and I'll post it next time for you. It's just too cute! All product used is listed below for you, and is ready for purchase in the shop. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Baby Kittens!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

I'm back with another kitty card! This one has the cutest, tiniest kittens that'll just melt your heart! My inspiration for this card? Chittles, my boyfriend's (and now my) kitty. She's our little girl and our world.

 

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Originally, I thought I'd try the partial die cutting technique and make the kittens float from the top of the card base, but I made the mistake of choosing really thick cardstock (130#) and the kitties were so tiny and intricate, I had a hard time cutting through the base to form a clean line. See what I mean? 

 


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So, I decided to take a shortcut and tried to achieve the same effect without killing the card stock or bits of the kitties, so I did it the following way. It was so much easier, and quicker! Let me talk you through it...

 

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First I started off by cutting a whole bunch of kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die. (Just a note for you, by the way - this is a steal! Great price point!) I cut a bunch with the same black card stock (130#) and also with some black fun foam. I adhered the card stock kittens to the foam kittens and set them aside.

 

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I took some 2" double sided tape and adhered it to my card base at the top and poured the Diamond Dust glitter (that's right, it's back!) on it and burnished it in.

 


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I took a card panel that measured about 3.5" in height and foam mounted it on the card base at the bottom so that the strip of glitter shows up at the top.



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Then I took the kittens and arranged them along the horizontal line at the top of the card panel so that they look like they're floating.

 


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I took the stamp set from the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit and stamped the "I miss mew" sentiment in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

 

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There's a little paw print in the stamp set in the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit. I used some light gray ink (This one's called Grout Gray by MFT Stamps and it's the best cool-light-gray ink ever!) to stamp the paw prints all over the card panel.

 

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Then, I used a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on top of the kittens to make them sparkly and then added glossy accents on top for that glossy finish. And because you can never have enough kitties in the world, I cut up some more using some Glitzy Glitter card stock and adhered them to the inside of the card. 

 


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I may not have hit Crazy-Cat-Lady status in real life, but I certainly did in my crafty life.

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Stay tuned for even more little kitty cards now that I have this set out!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Leafy Garden Border Card - The Easy Version!
by Sphoorti

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Hello again, Poppy Peeps!

 

I'm back (so soon!) to continue my previous blog post where I went over the complicated card I made, and wanted to show you how to make a simpler version of the card if you prefer that! To see the original post, please click here. Now, let's dive into the easy-peasy version!

 

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So, in this version, I used the exact same supplies (except for the glitter belly band in the middle, and the sentiment). I started with a standard A2 sized card base, i.e. 4.25" x 5.5" in dimensions. I used the Leafy Garden Border craft die and fully cut out two die cuts from some 110 pound Neenah Solar White cardstock. I foam mounted them in the middle of the card - one with the leaves pointing upward, and the other downwards.


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I wanted to add some color on the card and I absolutely love the green and white combination, so I cut up multiple leaves with these using the Leafy Garden Border craft die, the Maple Symphony craft die), and a bunch from the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die (which has a plethora of floral and leafy dies) with some green alcohol ink backgrounds I created a few years ago, as well as with some silver mirror card stock and some silver glitter card stock. I cut up leaves and sprigs from the Leafy Garden Border die (because the die results in a single die cut with all the leaves attached). Then, I arranged the leaves and sprigs in front of, and behind the leafy border attached to the card base.

 


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I took some glitter card stock and foam mounted it on the portion of the card where the Leafy Garden Border die cuts met (horizontally along the middle).



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I hot-foiled a sentiment from the Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die set (the one that says "You are the best") and foam mounted that on top of the glitter belly band.

 

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Here's a picture taken from a different angle. I couldn't choose which of these I liked more, so you get both angles!

 

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I took an assortment of jewels and scattered them between and behind the leaves and that was it!

 

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So, this card doesn't open up like the other one, but it still kind of has the same effect with the two sets of Floral Garden Border die cuts meeting in the middle. I personally liked this one more because I can create more of these, and faster. But what do you think? Which one do you like more? Please do let me know!

 


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Any other thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? We love to hear from you, so please do let us know! Have a great week ahead!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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