56 posts categorized "Halloween"

10/31/2018

Wed 31

Happy Halloween
by Nancy Penir

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Happy Halloween Poppy Peeps! Nancy here, and I'm bringing Halloween greetings to you on the last day of October.

That's right, it's holiday rush beginning tomorrow. So for today, what's better than one Halloween pumpkin? 3 Halloween pumpkins!

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I began by giving 2 A2 sized watercolor cardstock a wash with purple and lime green. Nothing fancy here. Just wet the cardstock and apply color. If you want to speed drying time up a bit, use your heat gun.

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When dry, I marked the half way point of my cardstock, and cut my pumpkin window once. I knew I was going to have a trio of pumpkin windows on my card front. Measuring first saves a lot of grief!

I die cut the image again in the top left corner, and a third time on the bottom right corner. Then watercolored the pumpkin orange. Watercoloring takes a bit of time, applying paint, letting it dry, and going over those spots you want darker.

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I covered my pumpkins before adding the splatters of paint to the card, then when dry, foam taped the top card for dimension.

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Here's a closeup of how I watercolored one of the pumpkins

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Notice how I followed the stitching lines of the pumpkin, and applied my color darker on the lines and on the bottom. 

I glossy A-ed the center pumpkin and added a stem (product listed below). 

Too late to give this card away, but it'll keep till next year!

Have a Happy safe Halloween!

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10/29/2018

Mon 29

A Whittle Halloween Treat
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us today! Halloween is right around the corner, so today I am sharing with you a super simple easy breezy last-minute Halloween card that is all treat, and no trick!

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I originally planned on making three matching little treat tags, but I decided at the last minute to put them all together in a cheerful little candy parade! I used the Whittle Candy Corn, the Whittle Ghosts, and the Whittle Pumpkins! I can't get over how cute these faces are too! 

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This CAS card is easy to make too! Simply cut out the little Whittle Candy Corn, Ghosts, and Pumpkins in yellow, white, and orange, and then cut a second set in light grey. Cut out tiny little squares in yellow and black, and glue them to the back of your tiny pumpkins and ghosts. This will make them come alive! Then glue the colored cut to the grey cut to create a little shadow and make them pop just a touch. These characters are too cute to spook!

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We are so glad you dropped by today to share a little last minute Halloween inspiration! 

Happy Halloween!

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10/27/2018

Sat 27

Halloween Porch
by Jeanne Jachna

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You're here so I know you love to craft.  Sometimes I'm not feeling so inspired.  When that happens I usually tell myself it's time to take a break.   There are other times when everything I see makes me want to get crafty.  
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I think it's important to support the craft community whether it's buying from small business owners or playing along with challenges I find on line.  It's a great way to find inspiration, see what other people are making and maybe find a few friends too.  I love the photo at Fusion Card Challenge this time and found myself recreating the fall porch scene with die cuts. 
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The background really defines the look of the porch. I die cut a panel of  light blue card stock with the Leafy Wreath Collage.   To replicate the look of the siding on the wall I scored lines across the panel every 1/4".  I attached some packing tape to the back of the panel and inserted colorful cardstock leaves inside the sticky openings in the front for a smooth finish.  I inked the edges of the panel to help define the lines in the panel and create shadow.
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The wood flooring was created using the Seaside Dock die.  I attached several die cut panels together on their reverse side, brushed them with distress ink and then cut the panel to fit my card front. 
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I added loads of dies (you can find a complete list below).  The Happy Halloween Signs create my sentiment.  
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Dark Stitched Batty Collage bats swoop around the Garden Lantern light.

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Whittle Ghosts with rosy cheeks are moaning in the wind and  of course there's a Harvest Pumpkin embellished with Stitched Pumpkin Leaves on the porch too.

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A Formal Candle die cut is placed inside the Garden Lantern with Circle Basics die cuts providing a glow.
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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope my card inspires you to make too! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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10/24/2018

Wed 24

Magic Pumpkin
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Have you seen this month's October challenge? It's Falling Leaves and Scary Things, and we love the spooky creations coming our way for this scary challenge! You've got all month to show us your spookiest creation using at least one Poppystamps product, and link it up to our challenge page! What will you create?

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I made a floating Magic Pumpkin to rise out of the pumpkin patch! I used alcohol ink and YUPO paper against a stamped distress ink galaxy background to create my spooky scene. 

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Creating a background with alcohol ink on YUPO paper is easy and fun! The best part is, it is almost impossible to screw up! That's right, no matter how you smear and blend the colors on the paper, it will look vibrant and beautiful. For the pumpkin and the moon in the Bat Ring, I stuck to oranges and yellows. The tiny leaves from Leafy Breeze were also made with alcohol and YUPO, cut from tiny scraps left over from another project. I save every little bit of my YUPO scraps too! They make beautiful leaves, feathers, tiny holiday bulbs, even stars!

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Now it's your turn to create something a little bit spooky or a little bit fun! Link up your projects to our Challenge page and your project could be randomly selected as our October winner!

Thanks for joining us today! While you are here, take a look at our Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz, which began on October 11th. Leave a comment on every post that offers a prize you'd like to win!

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10/17/2018

Wed 17

Challenge Reminder Halloween Treats
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! Nancy here, with a reminder that Poppy has a challenge going on, with a chance for you to win a gc to the Poppystamps store!

I made a trio of tagged candy bags for the grandkids, and used the Halloween Costume Cats stamp and die set.

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All 3 tags were die cut from black cardstock, decorated, with a bright contrasting tag behind. 

Candy Bag 1 features the sweet pair of kittens in a pumpkin.

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Time to get out the stash of Halloween themed ribbon and washi and enjoy decorating cards and tags.

The tag is connected to my bag of treats with a clothespin thats been 'washied' with trick or treat tape. 3 ribbons form my simple junk bow.

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My treat bags are simple acetate bags that show off the contents.

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I did my tags and bags assembly line, cutting and coloring everything first, then assembling my cats on the black tags cut with Poppy's Leafy wreath die. Don't you love the colorful window of leaves?

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Leaves and Scary things is your challenge. Can't wait to see what you create! Play all month!

Happy happy Fall, and Happy Halloween!

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10/10/2018

Wed 10

Challenge Reminder: Happy Halloween
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!

Wowow! It's time to celebrate with our challenge!!!! You can join with us with Falling Leaves & Scary Things!!!! 

I love the  "cute side" of Halloween and my card is here for this challenge!!!!!  Look!!!! 

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I think is funny, with lots of fun jiji I use beautiful stamps and diecuts of Poppy to create a "scary" scene jijiji

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I really love double stitches!!!! My frame with scallops (is my window jiji) is full of glitter!!!! 

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I hope many girls participate! I invite you!!!!

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Remember: We're celebrating all the pleasures that October brings... !!!!

The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

Besos amigas!!!!

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10/01/2018

Mon 01

PSC#49 Falling Leaves & Scary Things

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Anything goes is Marta.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is TLady.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

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 on line 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 side bar!

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PSC#49 Falling Leaves and Scary Things  - The nights are getting cooler and the leaves are changing color.. fall is in the air!  We're celebrating all the pleasures that October brings... the bounty of the harvest (bushels of apples, carts full of pumpkins), and all the colors of fall.    And don't forget Halloween too!  We'd love to see some ghosts and haunted houses or how about some sweet treats for your spooky guests!   Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  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!

You have until 12 am US EST on October 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on November 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

10/31/2017

Tue 31

Clean & Simple Last Minute Halloween Cards
by Rebecca Keppel

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 Happy Halloween! If you're like me, you always end up needing a few more cards than you originally planned on! 

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And that's where a clean and simple design comes in handy! In just a few minutes with limited supplies, I was able to pull together three bold and graphic Halloween cards using Poppystamps dies and cardstock.

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Check out this video to see how easy it is to create these last minute, fun Halloween cards!

Have a safe and happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by!

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10/21/2017

Sat 21

Halloween Costume Cats
by Nancy Penir

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Happy Saturday, everyone! It's getting close to Halloween, and I just finished a new card going to a friend's children.

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I said it before, I LOVE the Halloween Costume Cats stamps and dies! They just tickle with their sweet little grins.

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All my kitty die cuts were copic colored. Border cut from glitter paper & Oak Leaf Oval Collage cut and colored too.

Shaker elements: Buttons Galore and More Spooky Fun.

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What little one doesn't love an interactive shaker?

Hope you enjoyed today's Poppy Post, and got some ideas for Halloween cards.

Have a great weekend!

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10/19/2017

Thu 19

Spooky Night
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are SO happy you could join us today for another spooky Halloween scene! This new Halloween collection has so many fun little dies that work together so well, our design team can't put them down! We are creating a collection of spooky scenes that shows off our own unique styles. What will you create?!

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I created a bright and colorful Halloween scene, starting with the Creepy Forest Collage, then adding the Doodle Jack O' Lanterns, Bat Ring, Crooked Fence, and Mr. Batty. It's amazing how many ways you can combine this group of dies to create something new!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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