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26 posts categorized "Hello"

Hedgehog Hello
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy Monday, friends! Spring is finally here so I wanted to use our changing season as inspiration for this easy critter card. Aren't the Whittle critters adorable?!

To start, I die cut the second to largest Floral Bloom die from the top-center of my card front. I trimmed the card front down to 5.5 x 4 inches. I like using non-traditional shapes for die cut windows, especially if it coordinates with the theme of the card. Next, I die cut all my card pieces - the grass and leaves from the Woven Basket Pop Up die, the Whittle Clouds, the flowers from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up die, and the Whittle Papa Hedgehog. Poppystamps products coordinate well together so mixing and matching is easy to do.

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On each of my die cut pieces, I added texture, depth, and detail with a variety of Copic markers and a white gel pen. I also added crystal glaze to the center of each flower for extra shine. Adding these little details brings die cuts to life and adds a unique touch to your handmade cards.

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After coloring the die cut pieces, I created my card base. On an A2-sized, side folding notecard of heavyweight white cardstock, I adhered a piece of pattern paper from the Cottage Stripes and Dots paper pad. I thought the blue stripes mimicked a bright, clear sky. I arranged and adhered all of my die cut pieces with liquid glue and added extra dimension by backing the card front with foam tape and stacking three hedgehogs together.

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Finally, I die cut the Hello Folksy Script die four times from heavyweight, white cardstock and once from light pink cardstock. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and added some liquid shimmer on top. Thanks so much for visiting!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

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A Butterfly and a Beautiful Background
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I consider myself a Clean & Layered cardmaker - to me that's Clean & Simple with a few extra details and layers!!  When you want to keep your cards "clean" yet maintain a lot of interest, beautiful background plates like the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate are one thing that accomplish that.  I also love to use any of the dies from Poppystamps because of the detail in the images and the fun fonts in the sentiments. 

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Check out all of the detail in the Intricate Cut Butterflies! There are four in the set - I layered two, then I added a bit of black twine for antennae. The Hello Poe Script die is basic, yet the size of the first letter and the swoosh in that letter gives it interest.  I love this particular font because I can see it on elegant cards and I can see it on cute cards.  (I used the Happy Birthday version of it here with a group of fun "whittles"!)

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For our U.S. friends, did you know that the post office has stamps specifically designed for cardmakers?  The stamps are slightly more expensive and they are for square cards or lumpy, bumpy cards.  They are lovely stamps - the images are butterflies.  That's what inspired me on my card. I used a postage squares from the Memory Box Open Studio line, then I did some light sponging on the inside. 

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There's nothing at all complicated on this card but the beautiful background and detailed dies make it special!

Kim Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Floral Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I thought I'd share a little sunshine because who couldn't use a little pick me up?   I'm looking forward to seeing some blooms soon in the garden.  I'm excited because I'm starting to see greenery from daffodil, hyacinth and iris coming up in the garden.   Spring can't get here soon enough! 

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My cards always start the same.. with images arranged on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base.   I started with the Leaf Flourish Heart cut from white card stock.  I topped it with flowers and a butterfly from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel. 

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The new easel die sets include lots of smaller dies perfect for embellishing.  I love that you can get more out of the die set by using the individual images in a different way.  I added more greenery from the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel - like the berry sprigs and larger leaves.

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I added a simple sentiment with the Hello Poe Script die cut.  If you're looking for some new word sentiments you need to check out the store!  You're in for a treat! 

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Now for the background.  Because everything is arranged on a clear plastic sheet I can easily pick it up and slip different colors of card stock underneath.  I decided on a color block of three shades  - yellow, mango and orange.  Gem centers for the florals is the finishing touch.

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I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.  And if it's not.. remember you can always make your own! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Challenge Reminder: Colors Of Autumn
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#74 Colors Of Autumn!  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty using colors of Autumn... reds, yellows, oranges, and everything in between.  Not feeling like a color challenge?  That's ok.. how about some fall foliage, pumpkins, apples, gourds, and cornstalks?  Maybe some whittle fall critters?  Gobble gobble!!!  Just like the bounty of the harvest, there are lots of possibilities! Link up your projects... cards, tags, home decor, and more!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project!

To help give you some inspiration, I created my card using the Maple Leaf Side Strips and Stencil. I die cut it out of white cardstock and then used the stencil to color in the leaves using some fall ink colors and a blending brush. Then adhered the white panel to the front of an off white card base.

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For the sentiment, I used the Luscious Script Hello and cut it out using some orange foiled paper.

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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 November 27 to link up your design HERE!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on December 1.   

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

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A Fall Hello
by Kim Singdahlsen

I am thrilled to be a new member of the Poppystamps design team.  Before I was even asked to be part of this team, my collection of Poppystamps products was already large.  I am excited to be able to share with you as part of the Poppystamps team. 

For my first card, I wanted to say "hello" and I combined all of my favorite things.  I love autumn.  I love groupings of dies. And I love clean and fresh cards.  (I don't call them "simple" and I'll explain as I give you more details on this card.)  Clearly I also love Poppystamps products - with a special place in my heart for the Whittles!  The Whittle Squirrel was a last minute addition to what was supposed to be an elegant card - and I think they totally make the card!

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I am a very visual cardmaker.  I have a general idea in my mind, but I still have to cut and try and move and change often dozens of times.  I don't know if it is like that for everybody; probably not given the volume of cards many cardmakers create.  Luckily I like the process, plus I typically end with a variety of scraps to try on my next card.  Nothing is adhered at this point until I am completely happy with what I am seeing.

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Of course I cleaned up quite a bit before snapping this photo but you can see that I tried different colors for the squirrels. I also tried a gray sentiment, pearlescent green leaves, reddish-orange leaves, plain golden leaves, clear sequins and yellow gems. And that's not even getting into the various layouts that I played around with. 

When I finally have everything together in a layout that I like, I snap a picture with my phone.  This helps to adhere everything later.  There are other methods of keeping an arrangement of dies together to glue it down, but I like doing them one at a time because I am a huge fan of dimension so I have to adhere these in a certain order.  Here's my phone photo. Everything is in an order that I like, it seems balanced, I even planned the "hello" over the pumpkin.  And this is why I don't call then clean and "simple" cards - the details can make a difference!! 

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Now it is time to adhere it all.  I like dimension - it can bring a card alive.  It's kind of hard to tell with this one because the phone photo has so many layers of dies, it looks like it already has dimension but I want to keep that when it is glued.  After the stripes are down, I adhered the leaves but only at the end so that the tops can pop up.  Then I use different thicknesses of dimensional dots.  The label and the pumpkin are on a thinner dot and the squirrel is on a thicker.  (Did you happen to notice that I changed my mind after my "final" phone photo - I just had to add the baby squirrel!)

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I do love dies and the detail on these particular dies is fabulous.  I look forward to many more cards with Poppystamps!

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Challenge Reminder: Cards for kids!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I'm sharing a beautiful kid card,  and reminding you to play along with our monthly challenge!  Look!!!!!

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I think that my card with many glitters and such a funny scene is ideal to give to a kid!!!!!

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Here you have a pretty pretty details!!!! Our new glitter papers are wonderful!!!!!

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I really love all vibrant colors!!!!! And look how you can see the stitches in our diecuts!!!! Wowow!!!!

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Do you like????

I would love to read you in a nice comment!!!!!

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