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Challenge Reminder: Think Pink

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Hi everyone, Sue here with a reminder about the monthly challenge going on at Poppystamps. This month the theme is Think Pink which also coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Think about pulling out different shades of pink cardstock or ink, paints or alcohol inks. Whatever you can think of.

October 2020

I made a shaker card using the Graceful Heart Frame and some inlaid die cutting.

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The frame was card from red cardstock (a colour that looks great with pink), 3 shades of pink cardstock and just for a bit a contrast, some yellow cardstock. I did all the inlay first and then stamped the sentiment before working on the shaker part. I used a variety of shaker elements in clear, white and iridescent since the card had so much colour going on.

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You have all month to play along with the challenge and a random winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend in the Poppystamps  store! Yay, for more crafting supplies! Can't wait to see your Think Pink projects!

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Eternal love
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans, I hope you are safe and well. Summer has finally come here in Denmark and recently my husband and I celebrated our 17th anniversary. I'm a very lucky woman to have my best friend and super supportive husband by my side. This year I kept it simple, some might even say girly. But he loved it.
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I started by spraying a liquid ink onto a panel of watercolor cardstock. I did this outside, because I didn't want the ink all over the floors. I spritzed a couple of times and then, while it was still wet, I poured over pink glitter. When it had dried completely I carefully removed the excess glitter by tilting the panel. I didn't flick it, because I didn't want to risk all the glitter falling off.
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I then cut the Confetti Heart plate from white cardstock and adhered on top of the watercolor panel. In this close-up you can see the glitter. 
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I stamped a sentiment, cut it with my trimmer and poped it up for dimension.

I would love to hear from you. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz Love and a dog
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another Blog Blitz post. That means lots of chances for you to get your hands on Poppystamps products. Please see details below. Today I've kept it fairly simple since the pandemic that is still going on meant my new products arrived late (yesterday, but who's keeping score, lol). But I'm super excited it got here, so I could show you this new Whittle Cutie Dog die.
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I cut a panel, sentiment and hearts out of some patterned paper. The Whittle cutie dog I cut from white cardstock.
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Using a small piece of printer paper I protected one area of the doggie while ink blending over the other. 
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I layered 3 different colors, and finished off with a black marker for the eyes and black nuvo drops for the nose.
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I put the love cut out together using both glitter and patterned paper. Before adhering it I stamped the sentiments to go with it. This sentiment is so true to me! I adhered the dog and then both the positive and negative heart cut outs. Also cut from that gorgeous glitter paper. 
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And now the part you've been waiting for!  Your chance to win the Whittle Cutie Dog die!

The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through June 16. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19. Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

We know you love to make too!  When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020  tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize.  Their project will be featured on our Instagram account with the winner announcement.

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Blog Blitz Flip/Swing Card
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  It's blog blitz time again and so many wonderful new products!  Lots of prizes being given away so make sure to check the end of this post for details on how you can win!  I'll be giving away the ever-so-verstile Circle Fold Frame.  This die set creates bases for so many types of cards... gatefold, window, shaker... and today a flip/swing card.  

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I did a video tutorial for an Oval Fold Frame flip card, but this one is even simpler!  I am including the instructions here on the blog in written form today as requested in the comments.  There is only one score line to create, and this card goes together so fast.  This also works with the Oval Fold Frame. The only difference is the Oval Fold Frame die is an A2-sized card, and this one is square.  The width is the same for both.  It's just the length that is different. 

Die cut the Circle Fold Frame using lightweight card stock.  Cut a second piece of lightweight card stock that measures 4.25" x 6".  (If using the Oval Fold Frame, the piece is cut to 5.5" x 6".)

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With the far scored line facing the right, we're going to only use the left side of the circle frame for this project.  Cut just to the left of the score line so that our piece will fit nicely on the back without running into a fold.  Set it aside for now.

Circle Fold 7Using the Circle Fold Frame, line it up with the die as shown in the photo below.  Make sure the scored line facing down toward the extra length.  

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Run it through the die cutting machine with the top plate not covering the bottom of the die.  This way, it won't cut but will remain long. 

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Once it is cut, score at 3" as shown below:

Circle Fold 15Turn the long piece over to the back side.  The circle will be toward the right side when it is upside down.  Place the half frame created in Step 1 to the right back side of the card as shown below.  Before gluing, make sure it fits and will still fold nicely.  This is why we wanted to cut just a tiny bit off from the scored line.  Once it fits, glue it on.  This creates just a little more stability and weight to the back side.

Circle Fold 11With the card still facing the back side, cut a strip that measures 4.25" x 6/8".  (If using the Oval Fold Frame, the strip will measure 5.5" x 6/8").  Center and glue the the strip.  This is what the circle will be adhered to.  Since it is also glued to the card, this is what will create the flip effect.   If the top or bottom edge is a little longer than needed, trim that off after gluing it so that it cannot be seen from the front.  

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Glue the circle that was created by the die to the strip.  Repeat on the other side so that two circles are glued back-to-back.  Both of these circles were automatically created when the die was cut.  

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Create the fold lines as shown below.

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Decorate with patterned paper, stamps, or anything you would like!  Sky is the limit here!  For my background, I used a sheet from the new Garden Folly 6x6 paper pad.  To make it simple to place the pieces, I die cut a 4.25" x 6" piece, and die cut it using the technique shown above.  Because glued paper does not like to fold nicely, I cut out the small gaps for the fold lines and adhered the patterned paper to the card base.

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I went around the edges of the patterned paper with Distress Oxide Ink to create a shadow border.  Using the Friendship and Kindess stamp set, I stamped a sentiment onto the largest Brilliant Ring, which is the exact same size as the main circle of the Circle Fold Frame.  This created the inside sentiment to go along with the gift card.

Circle Fold 10Also, I'm creating a gift card holder.  As shown in the photo above, I'm using the smaller of the Rounded Blooms (white) with two of the matching nested dies from the Echo Blossom set.  The black one will create the backing for the Rounded Bloom flower, and the vellum will create a subtle background for the flower.

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The flower is only partially glued to the card base.  This will create a place for the gift card to slide and "wedge" between the flower and the card base.  For extra security, I'll run a small strip of removable adhesive as well.  Because my gift card does not match the card, I created a simple sleeve using a pearly-white paper, and used the smallest Echo Blooms to create a notch, and a frame for the notch.  

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For the front of the card, the main focal point is going to be 3 layers of the Hugs Heart glued on top of each other to create dimension, glued onto an Echo Blossom background. To create the Echo Blossom Background, I used the slightly smaller circle die that also comes with the Circle Fold Frame to create a white mat for the focal point of the card.  I did this by cutting one of the blooms out of a piece of mylar to create a stencil.  I then stenciled in a darker border of the Distress Oxide. 

Here's my set-up.  I have the stencil (negative and positive space showing, but I just used the bloom itself).  I have a piece of card stock with the bloom cut out just to hold it in place while I colored it.  Finally, I have a piece of scrap paper to save my craft mat from an inky mess. 

Circle Fold 13I love creating stenciled with nested dies, because there are so many techniques that can be done with stenciling the layers.  

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So here are all the ways to win with the blog blitz!  

The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. For example, if you leave a comment on this post, you will be entered to win the Circle Fold Frame.
 
To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.
 
For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.) Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.) Like each post, you want to enter
3.) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter. Comments open through June 16.
One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator. The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19. Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.
We know you love to make too! When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020 tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store. We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize.
 
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Love & a sweet Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Patty Tanúz here :)

How are you?

I'm so excited to be posting my card!!!!!! A lovely and sweet card!!!! Look!!!!!!

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My project includes a lot of tenderness and glitter !!!!

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First I made my background with a pink paper and white ink!!!!

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Which part of my card do you like more?

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Awwww, as usually, I'm in love!!!! jiji

Kisses amigas!!!!

Don't forget visit our online store!!!!

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Stencil techniques
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Spring is getting closer by the minute and I'm loving the new stencils from the spring release, so once I got started I just couldn't stop myself. I absolutely LOVE stencils, they can be used in so many different ways and today I'm sharing a couple of different techniques. 
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Let's start easy, however a bit untraditionally. Here I'm using the Chrysanthemum stencil with just one ink on patterned paper. 
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The Whittle cutie rabbit is also cut from patterned paper, and to add a little sparkle I also cut it from glitter paper and offset it behind the patterned paper.

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For the next card I switched to white cardstock and 5 colors of ink with the Romantic Blooms stencil.
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I first masked off the leaves. Then, starting from the centre of the flower, using a soft yellow, light and dark pink to create depth. I did the same for the leaves while masking off the flowers. I'm not fancy so I simply use Post It's that I tear to fit the needed area.
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I just love the soft blended look of this, so all I did was add a sentiment courtesy of Birch Press Designs. And I love the tiny cuts in these label sets that allow for a small ribbon to go through. So romantic. I backed the panel and label with pink glitter paper. Just look at all that sparkle. LOVE! 

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This card features my favorite stencil technique. It's really easy to do and if you use a glitter embossing powder, like I did here, all you really need to add is a sentiment. I cut the Friend folksy script die from black cardstock 3 times and layered it. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Birch Press Designs.
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I'm using the Bright Blossoms stencil. I go over the stencil with a nice thick coat of texture paste. Once the stencil is removed (and cleaned) I add my embossing powder. You then want to set it aside and let it dry completely before heat setting it. Depending on the amount of glitter in your powder you may want to let it dry before removing any excess powder as well. You'll be left with a beautiful textured, and in my case very glittery, impression of your stencil. 

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On this card I'm using the gorgeous Birch Press Designs Midnight Mandala stencil with texture paste and watercolor powders.

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I recommend spraying your stencil with temporary adhesive. And even then I still get a little bleeding. But I love the shiny textured look.
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I die cut the border and hugs heart from white cardstock and the heart from glitter paper as well. The white heart was used to back the glitter paper and then I popped it up with craft foam for dimension.
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For my final card I'm using the Memory Box Leafy Jumble stencil for partial stenciling with gold glimmer paste on patterned paper.
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I wanted to use a dark paper and white cardstock for die cutting, and I felt this whimsical glittery textured surface would just break the pattern.
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I cut out the wheelbarrow 3 times and layered them for sturdiness before popping it up with craft foam. I cut 2 branches of the floral cluster and placed them on the patterned paper. I also cut out the tiny flowers from soft pink and orange glitter paper and added them to the branches. I finished off the flowers with a drop of Fairy Sugar in matching colors. Sentiment label is also popped up.

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So there you have them. Thank you for sticking around 'til the end, I really hope I've inspired you. Let me know which technique is your favorite and if there's a technique you'd like me to give more details to in the future. Have a great day, and happy crafting!

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