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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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Kittens All Around!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

I'm back with yet another kitty card! This one has the same cutest, tiniest kittens that I used on my previous post! My inspiration for this post was Ashley Tucker, who's an expert at making Spinner Cards. She has great tutorials on YouTube that outline the process. She goes over the process really well, and I think her videos are more effective for learning or implementing the technique, so I'll skip trying to explain the mechanism with words. But, I'll cover the aspects outside of the mechanism.

 

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First I started off by cutting a whole bunch of kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die. I used black 130# card stock, so the kitties were pretty sturdy to begin with. I stacked a few together anyway for additional dimension and the "chipboard" like feel so that they can easily be spun.

 

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I cut out a circular frame using acetate (I wanted them to look as if they're floating). I adhered all the kitties along the circumference of the circular frame.

 

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I die-cut a circle for the center to cover the foam tape around which the acetate frame spins, and I stamped it with a sentiment from stamp set that's included in the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

 

There's a little paw print in the stamp set in the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit. I stamped it in black and clear heat embossing that as well. I ran my shimmer pen on the kitties to make them sparkly and then covered them with glossy accents for that shiny look and smooth feel.

 

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It looked like something was missing so I talked to my crafty friend and genius, Judy, about it and she suggested putting the black strips at the top and the bottom. I went with some strong double sided adhesive, and put some black Therm-O-Web DecoFoil on top. It looked much better, but I still felt like it was missing something. So, she suggested that I use a black frame around the sentiment circle, and I used a circle die set to cut out a frame with a sheet from the Black Glossy Paper Pack. It matched perfectly with the foil. I think I was 90% happier after implementing this suggestion from her. Shout out to Judy and her creativity!

 

I was contemplating putting some dots around the kittens (like little foiled black dots), but decided to stop before I mess up the card.

 

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Here's a video of the spinning mechanism. I used a pair of scissors to spin the kitties.

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let me 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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Bring on the Cake (Cards)!
by Sphoorti

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Greetings, Poppy Peeps!

I have two cards for you today! My cousin is getting married in June and a bestie is getting married in September, so I thought the timing of the May 2022 Release was just MEANT TO BE for me! And this was the release in which Poppystamps introduced hot foil plates, so it was a dream come true for this girl who's been foiling all the things lately! Let's get right into it!

 

Card # 1 (and my favorite of the two!):

 

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This card combines 2 of my favorite things: Cakes and Flowers/Leaves. I used the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die which was the highlight of this release for me (outside of the Hot Foil plates, of course), and MY! What an awesome product! It comes with a ridiculous number of dies (which cut out 40 designs)! Isn't that wonderful?! And those florals can be used anytime, anywhere! I went crazy and ended up with a plethora of die cuts (not just for these cards but for future ones), so you'll see these resurface multiple times. I hope you don't get bored of me using the same stuff over and over. They're just so cute!

 

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I started off by die-cutting the various parts of the cake. For the two cake layers, after I cut them out, I ran them through the die cutting machine using the Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder for that dry embossed effect. Don't you just love it? I've been meaning to use this for a while now, and thought it'd be perfect for the cake, and wow, I was not disappointed one bit. It was more beautiful than I imagined! (My pictures don't do it justice)

 

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Another product in this release was the Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die and I used it to cut out silver glitter card stock with it to form the icing on the cake.

 

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For the bouquet / florals - I had a few scraps of alcohol ink backgrounds I created the last time I had those supplies out (which was more than 2 years ago) and I found these green ones that I thought would go perfectly with the idea I had in mind. So, I cut up multiple leaves with these. I needed some leaves that were wider and took up more space to fill the bouquet, as well as some longer sprigs, so I decided to pull out some of the older dies that Poppystamps had (like the Leafy Garden Border craft die and the Maple Symphony craft die) and some leftovers from the last time I used the Slim Leafy Collage craft die. I arranged the leaves and decided to top them off with some flowers. I used the same glitter card stock for the flowers as I did for the icing, and put some pearls at the centers.

 

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I hot foiled in gold the Congratulations sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die set (I absolutely love this font!) and cut it out and positioned it on the bottom layer of the cake.

 

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Do y'all remember the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release? It had a thin base bottom die that I used to help the card stand upright. I pulled it out to see if it would fit around the cake and it totally did! I cut up multiples and layered them on top of each other to form a chipboard like piece and placed it inside to use it as a stopper.

 

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And that was it! What do you think? I'm absolutely in love with this card, so much so that I want to keep it for myself (shame on me, feel free to judge!), but I'll be a good girl and share the love. I hope my cousin and his wife love it too!

 

Card # 2 (The wedding-turned-birthday card):

 

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I envisioned this as a wedding card and started with those intentions, but it ended up becoming a birthday card. Here's what happened. 

 

Do y'all remember the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die? I thought it would be perfect for the cake layers (with the quilted look), so I cut up a layer with the frame. Then, I cut that piece up with the cake layers dies and assembled the layers together. I couldn't help but use icing, and I was going for a pure, clean, simple, monochromatic card, so I pulled out the diamond dust and applied it to the icing layers. I put pearls at the intersections, and I JUST realized as I'm typing this that one of the pearls moved! I'm going to have to retake the pictures before uploading them to Instagram because it's killing me (stay calm, my OCD). I guess I was so focused on taking the pictures that I didn't notice that the pearl moved. I don't remember where I got these pearls, but they had adhesive on the back already. I should have used liquid adhesive anyway for security. Lesson learned! For now, pretend I didn't bring this up and all is right with the card and the world. (Note: I just fixed it on the actual card, so I can sleep tonight).

 

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Anyway, back to the making of the card - after assembling the cake, the top part looked a little empty, and I didn't want to use more florals on this card (the whole monochromatic thing was going well for me), but I needed some way to cover up the emptiness on top. I also wanted to use one of the foiled sentiments I made with the Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies (there weren't any that said congrats in either set). I put it on top of the cake layer (like in the forefront) and it was covering up the icing and too much of the top layer, so I asked one of my besties for help - Judy Thai. She usually breaks ties for me when I can't make up my mind about where to place a sentiment. She's very creative and she suggested that I use it as a cake topper! Isn't that brilliant? I did just that and I think it looks great! I just wish I had a sentiment that was more wedding related because this looks more like a wedding cake, in my opinion. Maybe in a future release there'll be another hot foil plate with wedding sentiments and I can replace the Happy Birthday with that? What do you think? Do you think this can pass off as a regular Birthday cake and not a fancy wedding cake?

 

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Everything else was the same as Card #1 (i.e. I used the thin base bottom die from the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release as the stopper for the easel as well as the base) and called it done!



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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Hope you liked the cards!

Love,

Sphoorti

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More ways to use the Flower Field Frame craft die
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti again! I have two other cards that I made with the Flower Field Frame Craft Die and I wanted to share them with you guys.

 

Card # 1:

 

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This one was the easier version. I started by taking a 5.5 x 4.25" panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock and ink blended using some distress inks - Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet.I took the Perfect Pearl powders in silver and gold and splattered drops all over it for some sparkle and sheen.

 

Next, I took a top folding landscape card that measures 5.5" x 4.25". I scored it along the x-axis (horizontally) halfway down from the top of the card. I took 2 sentiment stamps, one that says "You're amazing" from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit, and another that says "Thank you for every-fin" from the Whittle Sealife Sentiments clear stamp set. I did what I liked to call a "stamputation". I cut the sentiment so that I'd have a piece just with the "Thank you" portion. I could have masked it off, but I don't think I'll use this full sentiment that often anyway. This way I can reuse the "Thank you" part without having to mask it in the future.

 

Then, I took the Flower Field Frame Craft Die and cut out a layer of Neenah Solar White 110 pound cardstock. I took my big mama roll of 3M Foam Tape and cut up tiny pieces of it and put them on the back of the frame. I must be out of my dimension loving mind because I ended up with this:

 

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And I still feel bad because I missed a few spots! Anyway, you might be wondering why I chose to take the time to cut up so many slivers of foam tape instead of just taking multiple die cuts and stacking them together. Well, I did that too! And I used that version for Card # 2. But for this card, I chose the foam tape option because you'll see that when you use foam tape versus stacking them on top of each other, the shadow effect is more prominent. Don't get me wrong, I like both effects it's just what effect I'm going for at the time.

 

Please do compare the two pictures of the completed cards and let me know if you see it, or if it's just me. Here's a picture of the two versions before I assembled the cards.

 

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Now for the best part - assembly! I removed foam take backers off and stuck the frame down over the blended rainbow of colors with the sentiment at the center. I then took a number of pearls in various sizes and adhered them to the centers of the flowers. I foam mounted this card panel on a top folding 4.25 x 5.5" card base et viola!

 

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Card # 2

 

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This one was even more time consuming than the first, if you can believe it! Die-cutting 6 - 7 layers of the Flower Field Frame and gluing them together is no easy feat! But totally worth it!

 

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I ink blended the background the same way I did for the first car, and used the same perfect pearl mixture to splatter some shine all over the card. 

 

Then, I stacked the die cuts and glued them together with liquid glue. The inner perimeter doesn't have any gaps, so I figured - why not make it a shaker? So, I took a piece of acetate roughly the same size as the outer perimeter and cut it up. Once I layered the acetate on top of the stacked set of die cuts, I used another die cut to cover it up the outline of the acetate. I used the same stamps that I used for Card # 1 on this card too. I just made the mistake of forgetting to stamp the acetate before layering it. Lesson learned. I stamped it anyway and where I couldn't get a good impression, I used a permanent marker to fill in the gaps. Can you tell?

 

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I filled the innards with a mixture of confetti, sequins and pearls. I glued some of the innards to the back of the card as well so that even when the card is upright, there are still some shaker bits scattered throughout the top. One thing I wish I did differently was flip the pearls right side up before sealing the shaker. The shaker well isn't deep enough to allow the pearls to flip back and forth, so the ones that were facing down when I sealed the shaker are going to remain that way forever.

 

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Then, I adhered my favorite clear fairy drops at the centers of all the flowers. I mounted this panel on a top folding 5.5 x 4.25 card base and called it done.

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like better? Please do let me know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Easy Easel Card with the Flower Field Frame craft die
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti here, back with a new card, this one using the Flower Field Frame Craft Die from the February 2022 release. Isn't it fun? It's an easel card, and it's so easy to make!

 

I started with cutting out a bunch of the frames. Since the frame is delicate when you cut just one layer (even if it's with 110 pound cardstock), you'll need more layers to make it sturdy like a chipboard so that it stands upright and doesn't flop over. I think I have 4-5 layers in my frame. I used Neenah Solar White 110 pound and I glued them together with some liquid glue.

 

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Next, I took a top folding landscape card that measures 5.5" x 4.25". I scored it along the x-axis (horizontally) halfway down from the top of the card. I took 2 sentiment stamps, one that says "You're amazing" from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit, and another that says "Thank you for every-fin" from the Whittle Sealife Sentiments clear stamp set. I did what I liked to call a "stamputation". I cut the sentiment so that I'd have a piece just with the "Thank you" portion. I could have masked it off, but I don't think I'll use this full sentiment that often anyway. This way I can reuse the "Thank you" part without having to mask it in the future.

 

I stamped the two sentiments - one above, and one below the score line so that one of them always shows when the easel is upright, and the other shows when it's not. I couldn't get the card to lay completely flat when I was taking pictures, but it definitely completely folds flat and fits in a standard A2 sized envelope.

 

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Then, I took the bottom half of the chipboard Flower Field frame that I made in step 1, and applied glue to just the bottom half, and adhered it to the front panel of the card below the score line. And that's actually it! That's what does the easel effect!

 

All I needed to do to complete the easel function is create a stopper so that the easel has something to lean on or stop against. I cut up some thin slivers (maybe 1/8" in width) with regular white cardstock and stacked them up. I used some silver foil cardstock for the top layer. Then, I opened the card up and adhered the strip chipboard horizontally.

 

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Last (and probably the most fun step for me!) was the pearls! I did not have colorful pearls, I only had white ones. So, I took some of my copic markers and colored the white pearls. I did a random placement of different sized pearls and adhered them to the centers of all the flowers.

 

Here's a tip I used to color the pearls (it's impossible to color them if they're not adhered to something). So, I took a wide piece of washi tape and stuck the pearls on the washi so that they don't move, and then I colored them with copics. Easy-peasy! Here are two pictures that show that:

 

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And the end result? A fully functional, clean and simple, rainbow-y easel card!

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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Challenge Reminder: PSC#87 - Happy Holly Days!
by Sphoorti

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Hello there! It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's (and my first!) challenge - Happy Holly Days (PSC#87)! It's the most wonderful time of the year, and this theme has to do with all things associated with it, so transitive property dictates - this is the most wonderful challenge of the year!

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Any card themed Winter / Christmas / Holidays works! Easy-peasy, and great because you probably have a bunch of cards already that you've just made to send out this Holiday season that you can enter into the challenge! Just make sure that you use at least one Poppystamps product, and enter your project on the challenge post blog for a chance to win! For more details about how this works, please see the original Challenge Post here.

First thing that comes to mind when I think of winter / December is snow (even though I live in a place where there's no precipitation - thanks, Southern California), and a warm fire in a cabin in the woods, hot chocolate in hand, cuddling with boyfriend and kitty.

The Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Die Set that was released by Poppystamps in the 2021 Holiday Release totally gave me those vibes, so that's what I used for the challenge.

I made 2 versions and I think I'll make a lot more when I get the opportunity because these looked amazing and were easy to put together! The first one I made was a monochromatic version where I only used white and silver cardstock for all the die cuts. I made a mistake on this one, actually - and it was because I couldn't see one of the dies (it was right in front of me!) It forms the circle part of the snow globe. So, I improvised and made it without it. (So, if you observe, you'll see there's no demarcation between the actual snow globe and the back of the card). I made sure I used it on the second one. Lesson learned! I cut out the base line (not sure what it's called, but it's the little silver sliver with the tiny lines), multiple times and used it on the inside of the card so that the easel feature of the card can work off of it. Here's a picture of it:

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For the one which has the red cabin - I actually cut out the word "merry" multiple times from the Small Freestyle Merry Christmas craft die with white and silver cardstock and layered them to make it thick like a chipboard. Then, I adhered it to the inside of the card so that the easel can work off of that as a stopper. Here's a picture of that:

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Here are some more pictures of the cards for you!

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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 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the Poppystamps store!

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

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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