231 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

Zig Zag Spellcaster Witch
By Jeanne Jachna


It's finally here!  It's HALLOWEEN!  I hope you have some spooky fun planned even if you're not allowed to trick or treat!  I've got a little eye candy for you today with this Halloween color block card.


I think details make your card creations come to life and this one is sure to catch your eye with the blingy steam coming from the cauldron and the silver bow on the witch's waist.


This card starts with the Zig Zag Border background.  It was easy to assemble.  Just cut strips of colorful card stock, tape them together nice and tight on their revers side and then trim the edges so the panel fits your card base.  Easy peasy! 


I topped the panel with a Pointed Oval Frame cut from black card stock.  It contains the scene and keeps the figure grounded so it doesn't look like it's floating. 

I wanted to add some details to the witch.  The die has some cut lines on her skirt.  I cut the witch twice... once in black and once in grey.  I cut the skirt to remove the cut panels and adhered them with adhesive foam tape to add dimension.  To hide the edges that looked a little rough I added a bitty bow.


The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is from the Halloween Ingredients stamp set.  The coordinating die set includes the little tag shape.


Wishing you a fun Halloween!  Don't eat too much candy!  :P 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy



SPooKy Boo!
by Jeanne Jachna


Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm getting excited as Halloween is getting closer!  We spent last weekend dressing up the house with bales of hay, corn stalks, indian corn, pumpkins and colorful gourds.  A trip to the local farm stand is always a feast for the eyes!  It's been hard for all of us staying home in an effort to beat COVID.  It's been even harder trying to find places to go where you won't be around too many people.  Here's a peek from our escape..


There are some benefits to living in rural Indiana!    How could I not come home with a trunk full? I hardly knew where to begin!! 


Today I'm mixing a little old with the new.  Maybe you see an old favorite on my design?   It's the Diamond Background die.  Yes!  It's still available and as beautiful as ever.  It's one of the very first dies I purchased from Poppystamps!  I inlaid the entire panel with shades of yellow and orange for a fun harlequin pattern.


I topped the clean smooth panel with the new Boo Outline die cut from grey and black card stock.  


All that was left was to tuck little skeletons cut from the Surprise Skeleton die behind the words.  The die features the Surprise Skeleton inside an open circle.  A few snips free's it from the circle so you're left with the top half of a complete skeleton. 


I love the contrast of the bright colorful background with the dark boo word cuts.  The skeletons are glued loosely so they look like they might pop from the design! 


I hope you're making the most of the season and encourage you to take a ride in the car if you're feeling cooped up.  The crisp air and colorful leaves will brighten you're mood!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Creep It Real
By Jeanne Jachna


Can you believe it's October already?  My neighborhood always goes all out for Halloween.  I think there are as many decked out homes for Halloween here as you will find dressed up for Christmas.  I'm adding a little at a time.. I've already got pumpkins and home grown gourds on the front porch.  I'm hoping the weather holds up so we can take a trip to the farm stand soon for hay bales and corn stalks. 


My favorite type of card uses a color block technique.  This is usually just a panel made of strips of colorful card stock.   This card starts with the background panel of aqua and green card stock.   I cut the Twisted Oval tree from black card stock and then adhered it to a purple card stock oval.  I trimmed the bottom portion of the purple oval before adhering it to the card base so the green "grass" strips show through the scene.  


I stamped the sentiment from Halloween Fun along the bottom edge of the card and added a Pointed Oval Frame around the Twisted Tree Oval. 


Now for the fun part.. EMBELLISHING!  I  added a Whittle Monster Mummy and Kitty, a Pile of Pumpkins and some Whittle Ghosts to finish the scene.   So spooky right?   You can customize your scene with any of the cute characters available in the Poppystamps Halloween Collection! 


I don't know if there will be trick or treating this year.  I'm making sure to send some cards with a little "green" tucked inside to my favorite little haunts!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x  5.5"


Party Animal
by Jeanne Jachna

Hi Friends! I  hope you're having a great day!  I know you love to make, but did you know Poppystamps has a monthly challenge?  It's a great way to see how others are using their Poppystamps Dies, and you might just win a $20 gift certificate to the store for linking your design. 


This month we're looking for Cards for Kids!  I don't have any special little people in my life at the moment, but that's ok.  I know this card will be well received by the adult kids in my life too! 


I made a scene card featuring lots of the WHITTLE Series dies.   The background is a soft blue card stock panel topped with waves  (WAVE TRIO) cut from darker shades of blue card stock.   A few Whittle Mounds make a nice place for the Whittle Gator and Whittle Monkey to hang out. 


I filled the ocean with Whittle Fish and gave them google eyes to make them even more fun!   Little clear sequin bubbles are rising up through the water.


Brilliant Rings make a sunny sky with only a few Whittle Clouds passing by.  The Whittle Monkey is hanging in a Whittle Palm Tree.  I see him throwing coconuts at the Whittle Gator because they are so mischievous! 


I hope you find time to play along and make a special card for the special kid in your life!  I know they'll giggle with delight!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Holly Background
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card made with dies from the new release.


I love bold colors and clean graphic designs and this card contains both.  I started out with a white card base topped with a slightly smaller panel of aqua card stock. 

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Next I cut the Holly Background die from white card stock and adhered it to the assembled panel.   I cut the panel a few more times from shades of green, red and pink card stock and inlaid all the pieces.   The die cut pieces all fit together and the end result is smooth and flat. 

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When I originally tried to add the Snowy Merry Christmas sentiment it was difficult to read over the busy background.  To help bring out the sentiment I add a second die cut from gold glitter card stock, and a strip of vellum to soften and blur the background. 

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I'm happy with this clean inlay card with just the right amount of sparkle and shine. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Christmas House Pop Up
by Jeanne Jachna


There is nothing better than HOME for the holidays!   I love sending one of a kind handmade cards for all occasions.  I've always felt that special fold cards were a little complicated and out of my league.  With the introduction of EASEL craft dies,  Poppystamps makes it easy enough for even me to make!


In fact, the hardest part about making this card was deciding what colors to make it.  Since my daughter recently moved into a turn of the century modern colonial I thought she'd get a kick out of this one decked out like her own house with Evergreen painted shutters and entrance.


The card base is made by cutting the largest die twice and assembling the two pieces.  Next cut the smaller house shaped die and add a sentiment.  Cut another smaller house shaped die cut (the pieces in pink) and decorate it for the cover of your card.

The die set includes snow drifts to hang from the window sills and porch roof.  I cut mine from glitter paper. I was so tempted to hand cut little candles to put in the windows! 


Here's how the sentiment looks on the inside of the card.  I stamped a sentiment from the CHRISTMAS TIME stamp set on a Memory Box Stitched Oval.  The fancy font, and pretty stitching on the  oval makes this even more beautiful!


The easel card can be displayed like this.  I see little tree decorations placed around it on the mantle - comfy cozy.


This card looks fussy with it's colorful layers but was so easy to make!  I'm tickled pink that I could make a fussy card like this! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy