183 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

01/10/2019

Thu 10

Valentine's Release Blog Blitz Begins!
by Jeanne Jachna

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You picked  a great day for a visit!  Poppystamps has just added a new Valentine's release to the store and our blog blitz begins today!  That means we're sharing projects made with the new release and offering some prizes on every blog blitz post for the next two weeks.   You can see the new release in the store here. 

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I like non traditional colors for holidays because they're unexpected and catch the recipient by surprise.  I'm guessing Mr. J would be happy with a pink and red Valentine from me, but I know he'll like this one even more. 
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For this card you need three shades of blue card stock.  I cut the new Wavy Heart from a panel of the lightest shade, and then adhered the panel (with the open window) to my card base.  I cut the Wavy heart two more time from the darker shades of blue, and alternating the colors inserted the die cuts into the negative space in the soft blue panel.
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I cut only a few of the wave stripes a second time from the darker blue shades and tucked the Whittle Otters so their paws are hanging over the die cut waves.
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The little guys are held in place with a bit of tape.  When this piece is assembled it's easy to attach over the completed panel with adhesive foam tape.  The tape adds some dimension to the waves. 
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The Doodle Happy Valentine's Day sentiment is also new.  I embellished the completed design with smaller hearts cut with the Heart Trio Showcase Die and some sparkling clear sequins to look like a sparkle of light on the water. 
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And now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the Wavy Heart die!

The blog blitz runs from January 9-21. 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.  

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 by 12am US EST January 26

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 28.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post! 

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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12/24/2018

Mon 24

Christmas Eve Ride

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Can you believe it's almost Christmas?  Santa rides tonight!    When I was young we'd visit my Grandmother every Christmas Eve.   I remember the the news coming on and the announcer telling us that Santa was spotted in our area.  I'd look out the car window searching the starry sky for just a glimpse!   Is anything more magical?

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The background is a simple distress ink panel.    I added a snow Stitched Hill with a stamped sentiment to the bottom half of the card.  Tree Trunks are tucked in behind the hill and layered yellow circle die cuts are tucked under the tree trunks.   Stanta's Sleigh is cut from black card stock to create a silhouette as he flies across the moon.

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The Poppystamps die cut houses are easy to assemble.  They all come in three layers.  The bottom layer I cut from yellow to create a glow of light coming from inside the homes.  The next layer is the curtain color.  Lastly the exterior house color is stacked on top.  There are accent pieces included to embellish the houses with colorful roofs and chimneys.

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I added some glossy accents sprinkled with ultra fine crystal glitter to look like paths leading from the homes.   I love adding little details to scenes to help bring them to life. 
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Wishes from me to you for a wonderful Christmas! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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12/15/2018

Sat 15

Be Jolly
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope you're enjoying all the beauty of the holiday season.  I love playing with Poppystamps dies... it doesn't matter if you love Clean and Simple or like to add as many as you can to make a scene like I did today!  Poppystamps has something for EVERYBODY!

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I started with a simple background.  I adhered the Diamond Background die from red card stock to a soft pink panel. Next I adhered the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame cut from white card stock to the panel to give it a finished look.  After trimming off the excess (the frame is smaller than the background die)  I adhered the completed panel to a card base.
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The largest Jar die was cut from baby blue card stock.  I cut the Tree Line Hill die from white card stock, and then cut it again using the Jar die so it would layer perfectly when I attached them together. 
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All that was left was embellishing!  I created a floral to adorn the jar using the Mod Poinsettias, Holly Leaf Branch, and Perfect Pine Needles.  A gem adorns the center of the layered poinsettia flower.
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I added a Wilderness Moose to the scene.  He's trecking across the frozen landscape.  A bitty Circle Basics die makes a sun.  And a simple "Be Jolly" sentiment in red coordinates perfectly with the background.

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I hope you find some time to make today!  Hugs!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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11/26/2018

Mon 26

Holiday Joy
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  I'm guessing everybody did a little shopping over the weekend.  I don't want to be an enabler.. but I know you don't want to miss these two sales that end today! 
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Poppystamps Black Friday Sale

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Birch Press Design Black Friday Sale

Today I'm sharing this holiday card that uses several different techniques.
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I started with a distress ink background.   I really like using a stencil brush like this one from Clarity to ink up paper - especially when you want a fade to white along the edges.  I love the "no streak" look and have a brush for every color family (reds, greens, blues, yellows, etc.).
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The base card panel was inked with Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down tumbled glass, an some white ink (Dr. Ph. Martins Bleed Proof White).
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Next I cut the Woven Circle Ring die from the distress inked panel.  (I think I'm going to save that cut out for another project because it's so pretty!) I attached a panel of light yellow card stock to the back of the panel so it peeks through the die cut circle.   I cut the Woven Circle Ring a second time from bold yellow card stock and adhered it inside the negative space.
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The Holly Twig die is cut from white card stock and colored with Copic Markers.
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I die cut the Pinpoint Ornaments from two shades of card stock and assembled them.  I added jewels as accents for some sparkle and shine.
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A Little Hummingbird is hanging over the Joy Outline die ready to land on the colored Holly Twig!
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It was fun to mix different techniques together when making this card.  I love the crisp look of the inlaid die, the colorful colored die cut, and the distress ink background!  I hope you find some time to create today! 
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11/06/2018

Tue 06

Mistletoe & Holly
by Jeanne Jachna

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Are you making your own Holiday cards this year? I always try to make at least enough for very close friends and family and write a personal greeting inside.  I know that the time and effort put into each one is appreciated.
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If you love to color you can make lots of these pretty cards with the Mistletoe & Holly stamp set with coordinating dies.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  and colored them with Copic markers.  When I started crafting I bought lots of different marker brands.  I avoided Copics because I felt they were too expensive.  Over time I've realized they are a great investment because they are refillable and the nibs are replaceable too.  The refill ink costs about the same as the original marker investment, and will refill the marker approximately 12 times.  With other marker brands I'd would have to buy the entire set again since most don't sell just one marker in the particular shade I need.  
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The coordinating window dies makes the stamped images easy to align and cut.   I always lay out the arranged pieces on a piece of plastic the same size as my card base.  Then I can pick up the sheet and place it over different color background and find the one I like best. I decided on pink Spun Sugar distress ink for the background this time.   It looks pretty with the green foliage and red berries.  The panel was splattered with water, some watered down Picked Raspberry and finally some white ink.
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Double Stitched Rectangle Frames are layered over the distress ink panel to add detail and texture.
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The Joy Outline die is a two die set - one of the dies includes the detailed letters, the second die is a background die.  It's versatile because you can use the letters only, or stack them on the background die. 
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Have a great day!  And Happy Crafting! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

 Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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10/27/2018

Sat 27

Halloween Porch
by Jeanne Jachna

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You're here so I know you love to craft.  Sometimes I'm not feeling so inspired.  When that happens I usually tell myself it's time to take a break.   There are other times when everything I see makes me want to get crafty.  
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I think it's important to support the craft community whether it's buying from small business owners or playing along with challenges I find on line.  It's a great way to find inspiration, see what other people are making and maybe find a few friends too.  I love the photo at Fusion Card Challenge this time and found myself recreating the fall porch scene with die cuts. 
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The background really defines the look of the porch. I die cut a panel of  light blue card stock with the Leafy Wreath Collage.   To replicate the look of the siding on the wall I scored lines across the panel every 1/4".  I attached some packing tape to the back of the panel and inserted colorful cardstock leaves inside the sticky openings in the front for a smooth finish.  I inked the edges of the panel to help define the lines in the panel and create shadow.
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The wood flooring was created using the Seaside Dock die.  I attached several die cut panels together on their reverse side, brushed them with distress ink and then cut the panel to fit my card front. 
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I added loads of dies (you can find a complete list below).  The Happy Halloween Signs create my sentiment.  
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Dark Stitched Batty Collage bats swoop around the Garden Lantern light.

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Whittle Ghosts with rosy cheeks are moaning in the wind and  of course there's a Harvest Pumpkin embellished with Stitched Pumpkin Leaves on the porch too.

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A Formal Candle die cut is placed inside the Garden Lantern with Circle Basics die cuts providing a glow.
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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope my card inspires you to make too! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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10/11/2018

Thu 11

Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's a great day for a visit!  Our Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz begins today!  That means the design team will be sharing peeks at the latest release and offering a chance for you to win a prize on every blog blitz post!  You can see the entire Holiday Happenings Release here

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I started by creating a distress ink panel in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade.  I splattered the panel with water, watered down ink and white ink.  I inked up Whittle Maple and Oak Leaves with distress ink in and arranged them on a piece of plastic the size of my card base.   This makes it easy to pick up my layout while I work on the background. 

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I cut the inked panel so it would fit behind the largest Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frame and adhered it to my card base.   Alternately you could ink up the negative inside cut piece from the frame.

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I attached the Doodle Thank You sentiment and arranged the leaves along the left margin of the card. 
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I used two colors of distress ink for each leaf to add some depth and shadow.  I love how the stitched leaves match the stitched scalloped frame!
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I inked up the details on the Whittle Squirrel with a cotton swab that I dabbed on a distress ink pad.
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 And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Whittle Oak Leaf die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 24. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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10/06/2018

Sat 06

Autumn Night
by Jeanne Jachna

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I love fall!  It's my favorite time of year!  The nights are getting colder and the leaves are changing colors.  Time spent sitting around a bonfire in the yard with family and friends just talking is treasured by me.  It's not unusual to see bats flying around catching mosquitoes, or hear the call of a great horned owl in the distance.  Some nights under the starry sky are absolutely magical! 
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I created my idea of a beautiful autumn night.  You know I can't resist lots of color!

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I started by cutting the Birch Stitch Frame, and the second largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame in the set from white card stock.   I cut a panel to fit behind the frames and inked it up with distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch.  I splattered it with water, and then some watered down Faded Jeans and white ink.   I use foam cosmetics applicators from the local dollar store to apply the ink.   They're reusable and affordable at $1 for a pack of 28.  I adhered the frames to the inked panel.
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I cut the largest Double Stitched Rectangle frame and adhered it to a card base.  I inked the negative inside panel with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide and splattered it with watered down Peacock Feathers.  I didn't ink the entire panel because I covered up the center with the blue panel.
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I die cut all the whittle images from white card stock and colored them with regular Distress ink (it's much brighter).  I use cotton swabs to add details in small places and along the edges.  Again these are from my local dollar store.  I'm a frugal crafter!   A white gel pen is great for adding accents.
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I  love the clean lines and the matching stitched pattern on all three frame die cuts.  The stitches are repeated on the leaves and images on the design.
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Isn't that Whittle Squirrel adorable?  This is the larger one from the set of two.   You can see all the latest release dies in the store here.
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I hope you have a fabulous weekend and the sun is shining wherever you are! 

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09/16/2018

Sun 16

Believe in the Magic
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great weekend!  My favorite way to relax is with crafting.  When the dishes are put away and everyone is gone it's time to unwind.
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The holidays are right around the corner and I've got my mind on cards to send to family and friends.   Last year I was loving pink for snowy skies.. I think I'm leaning more toward purples this year!  
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I created a distress background of  Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I covered the entire panel in Milled Lavender and then went in around the edges with Seedless Preserves.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down Seedless Preserves and some white ink.   Next I adhered the panel to my card base. 
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Next I die cut a white card stock panel with the Wooded Glen Landscape.  I ran it through my die cut machine a second time to cut out the Believe Fresh Script.  I adhered this white die cut panel to the distress ink panel.  To give it a finished look I added a die cut Pointed Rectangle Frame. 
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Now for the fun part.. embellishing!  I assembled a little Winter Cabin to add to the scene.  I added distress ink to the die cut to bring out the impression of the logs that the cabin is made of.
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I stacked circles of different sizes in shades of yellow for a big full moon.. and of course.. Santa's Sleigh!   Can you imagine some children inside the cabin waiting for his arrival?   I hope they're being very good! 
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A peaceful snowy scene that ALMOST has me wishing for winter..  almost.  LOL!  Have a great weekend! Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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09/13/2018

Thu 13

Time Out Challenges
byJeanne Jachna

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Do you love to play challenges?  We're sponsoring the Time Out Challenges #118.  That means if you play along there you could win a $20 gift certificate from Poppystamps.  You can double your chances of winning by playing along in our monthly challenge too because this month Anything Goes!  (You can find the current Poppystamps monthly challenge by clicking on the badge in the right column of this blog. 

Here's the Time Out Challenge this week:

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I started by cutting a Harvest Pumpkin die from orange card stock.  I added some distress ink around the bottom of the pumpkin to add some dimension.  Next I selected a Double Stitch Rectangle Frame that was large enough to frame the pumpkin base.

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I inked up the negative inside of the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame with Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade and splattered it with  Carved Pumpkin.   I colored up a second piece of card stock with Carved Pumpkin to use as a matt behind the frame.

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I stamped Peony Stems florals with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copic Markers.  I arranged the florals on a sheet of clear plastic to decide how they would be arranged before I adhered them in place.

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I added a few extra leaves and a flower from a now retired stamp set to accent the pumpkin vase.

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A simple sentiment is tucked in the upper corner of the frame.

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I hope you find some time to play along at The Time Out Challenges Blog this week! 

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