57 posts categorized "Houses"

11/05/2019

Tue 05

Blog Blitz: Merry Christmas
by Dana Kirby

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Hi there Poppy Friends! The Holiday Blog Blitz is continuing today, and I am showcasing the fun new Townhouses die set. I will have more information about how you can win this wonderful die set at the bottom of my post. Let's get started with my card, shall we?

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I started my card by ink blending Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers at the top of my card panel. I then die cut the Merry Christmas Flourish sentiment from white cardstock and attached it to the top of my card panel. I am creating a slim line card today. My card panel measures 3 x 8 inches with my overall card measuring 3.5 x 9 inches. 

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Next, I used the Stitched Hills die set and die cut my hills from white cardstock. I attached the hills to my card panel with foam adhesive so my ground/hills would have some dimension.

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For my houses I used the Townhouses and Village Houses, and for my trees I used the Whittle Trees die sets . I die cut them from white cardstock and then used my Distress Oxide Ink sponges to add ink to the homes and tress. I didn't add any fresh ink to my sponges, I just used the "left over" ink that was left on my sponges from another project. I find this works well for small die cuts and when I don't want the color too intense. 

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I also added a small strip of yellow cardstock behind my houses for the light in the windows.

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Next, I began adding my houses to my card front. I used both liquid glue and foam adhesive, keeping some houses flat while other are raised.

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I also tucked in some Whittle Trees around my houses. I love how all of these dies work so well together to help build your scene.

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To finish my card, I attached everything to my slim line card base. This is a fun card size to build a scene on and it can be mailed in a standard sized business envelope without any extra postage.

And now for the part you've been waiting for! You could win this gorgeous and versatile Townhouses die set!

Here's all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from November 2-14. 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 November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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 November 20. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on November 22.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

 

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11/04/2019

Mon 04

Holiday Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to the Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz! The design team will be showcasing some of the new, beautiful dies from the mini Holiday release. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win this beautiful and simple to use Snowglobe Kit Craft die

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First thing I did was use a blending brush with oxide inks , to make the background  sky. Then I splattered it with my shimmer pen.

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At first I was going to add the fun foam to the back of each snow drift ,then decided to only add it to the largest one so not to have it too thick.

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I used the circle die to trace a circle just a bit bigger than the inside of the snow globe. I layered the outer frame die about 3 or 4 times. I used craft store fine glitter paper for the snow drifts, then added a bit of chunky glitter, for more snow.

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I colored all my paper with Copic markers.  The trees are made from the Holly Outline Die from Poppystamps . So excited that Memory box will now carry patterned paper !!!! For the snowy backdrop to this card I used Dashing Holiday 6x6 paper pack. I just love those playful deer from last year , I will probably use them every Christmas.

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Don't for get for a chance to win the Snowglobe Kit Craft die just leave a comment for a chance to win.

Take Care!

 

Copied from Jeanne:  The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 2-14 . 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 November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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 November 20. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on November 22.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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01/04/2019

Fri 04

Night Sky
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy New Year to all of you! I made this card with a few dies from Poppystamps . I used Winter Cabin ,Whittle Trees and Pointed Circle Frames.

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I love watercoloring with Peerless  Watercolor sheets from Birch Press Design. The color is so vibrant and can easily be toned down with water .

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This is how my night sky started out. I dried it with my heat gun then added more watercolor until I was happy with the results.

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I loaded my brush with white shimmer paint then made splatters by rubbing my fingernail over the tip of the brush.

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This card could be for anyone but I also think its a great masculine card! 

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and many blessings to you and your families in 2019!

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07/29/2018

Sun 29

Day Four of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Welcome to the 4th day of the Blog Blitz! We are showcasing some of Poppystamps brand new Products and oh boy .... I am loving them all!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post if you would like a chance to win this absolutely amazing  Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set from Poppystamps !

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Dave ( the owner) has a great video up on the store website if you would like to watch how he made a card using the same set but with ink blending.

I used a water-pen and Zig Brush Pens to color my card.

Tape the main panel , then tape down the stencil. I used frog tape because I like how easily  it comes off.

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Here is a photo of some of the process. After I took off the stencil I watercolored the branches . I cut two lavers of this panel , layered them for a bit of depth. The watercolor paper is thick so two was just enough.

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I watercolored the cabin then added the glittered roof. I cut a piece of fun foam , colored the door and window then glued together and on the main panel. I added Glossy Accents to the windows to look like glass.

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Can you see the stencil above.... it comes with the die!

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I love this new little Poppystamps Winter Cabin  I also used the new Poppystamps Tidings of Joy Clear Stamp.

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I hope you win this die set but if you don't..... I say hurry and get it before it gone!

Hope you have a wonderful week friends ! I am grateful for all your past comments , you are all so kind !

 

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12/07/2017

Thu 07

Winter White Out
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Are you ready for the big snows of the season? As a child growing up in Wisconsin, I used to love waking up on frosty winter mornings to the crisp white snow covering every inch of the yard. I still love seeing lots of snow today, unless I have to shovel it of course! Today I have created an unusual card for me, an all-white Winter White Out! Take a look!

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It's completely white! Originally I had planned to add bits of color here and there, like tiny brown deer, or yellow lights in the window, but I really liked the idea of a perfectly white scene with a smooth a snow texture too!

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I started out by cutting a square card base out of heavy white card stock, then cutting the Pointed Square Frame, trimming and measuring until I reached a perfect fit!

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Then I cut out all the tiny parts of the Classic Cottage, two Tree Trunks, and the Tiny Fawns, all out of crisp white card stock. I then added the first Tree Trunk to the upper left corner, then trimmed the second Tree Trunk to line up alongside the first, to look like  continual row of trees. Once the trees were in place, I added the Pointed Square Frame.

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This picture is a little fuzzy, I know! I was gluing the Tree Trunks into the upper right corner with my right hand, and holding the camera with the left! But I know you get the idea! Once the trees and frame were in place, the house, windows, doors, eaves and Tiny Fawns wee easy breezy!

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That's how to make your own Winter White Out! This would look really cute as a holiday gift tag too!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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11/18/2017

Sat 18

Holiday Place Cards
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I am so excited that the holidays are officially here!  Place cards have always been one of my favorite things to make because not only do they help guests find their places, but they also add such a nice touch to the table decor.  A little note or poem for each guest could be added inside, or they can be left blank.  We personally draw names for Christmas gift giving after Thanksgiving dinner, so these place cards can also double as the name drawing cards.

The dies easily cut through two sheets of paper which was perfect for my assembly line.

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I love the versatility the Classic Cottage die!  The dishes I am using have little red houses and barns on them, so the way the die allows for different colors allowed me to make a perfect match the plates. 

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When Poppystamps came out with the Tree Trunks die, I was so excited to see the small size which was perfect for this business card size design. It was hard for me not to add a skyline in the back, or a snowbank... but that is also the beauty of this die!  It allowed me to create many of these very quickly, and still look beautiful.  I "let the dies do the work..." ~ thank you, Poppystamps!  :)

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I think the most difficult choice for the entire project was where to put the name.  In the end, I chose not to cover the beautiful trees and I wrote each name across the door.  My name was the longest, and it fit just fine!  

Let the holidays begin... and here's to letting the dies do the work this holiday season.  :)  More info (and maybe even a bonus idea) in the video below.  

Have a great day, and Happy Thanksgiving!   

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11/24/2016

Thu 24

Snowy Christmas In the Woods
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here with another Christmas card. Can you believe Christmas is just one month away! Wow, the time is flying by.

Today I'm showing a white shaker card that has a pop of colour.

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I started off by die cutting the House in the Woods from wood grain card stock for a bit of texture. I turned this into my shaker element by popping it up on foam strips and backing it with blue glitter card stock. I kept the shaker bits simple by adding white and iridescent stars, beads and sequins. Just a few of each.

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Next, the sentiment was stamped on the card base so I could work the snowflakes around it. I die cut a bunch of Ava Snowflakes from the same white card stock as the card base so the snowflakes would blend into the background.

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This is an easy and fairly quick card to make. The part that takes the longest is adhering all those snowflakes!

I'd like to wish all our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

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11/18/2016

Fri 18

Holiday's on the Hill
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog.Today I wanted to share a tip for easy cutting of intricate dies. I used the snowflake background for this tutorial.

 

 

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2 pieces cardstock (one is a shim other desired to be used)

1 Dryer Sheet

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Layer Paper for card, Dryer sheet scrap cardstock. Run through desired Die cut machine. I used the Cut n Boss.

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Most of the time all the pieces pull out and stick to the dryer sheet, leaving you piece for your design ready to use.

 

My trees are watercolored, houses cut from colored cardstock yellow behind for lights. I actually used the negative cuts from the the stitched landscape dies, so you basically get two cuts in each die. I added the black strip so the title wouldn't get lost in the snowflake background.

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Hope you enjoyed my card and that my little tip helps you with your detailed dies. 

Have a great Day!

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10/06/2016

Thu 06

Winter scene
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans.

Today I prepared a delicate card with winter scene.  First I cut a circle of white paper, inside a circle I cut winter scene. Second circle I cut in  glitter paper, next I glued them under the white one. For a scene I added two small deer in white color.

Thus prepared circle I glued at the center of paper, on a blue background.

At the bottom of the card I put two-colored sleigh.  Because I wanted to make my card delicate pastel color, I cut poinsettia of white foam, not traditionally red.

 The whole I embellished with silver sequins.

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Thanks for joining us today!

 

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09/22/2016

Thu 22

House in the Woods
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hello! We are having a mini Blog Blitz , sharing some of the new dies from Poppystamps !

You know what that means! Time to win a prize just by leaving a comment.

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I made this simply stated shaker card, using the new die:  House in the Woods along with :Playful Fawns.

I love this new die and can’t wait to use it again with more color. So many possibalites !

I used red foil paper to frame this scene and foam tape for my shaker card with sequins and beads.

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 If you would like  a chance to win this... House in the Woods die all you have to do is leave a comment. 

The Poppystamps design team will be showcasing dies this week so you will have more chances to win.

Thank you for the visit!

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