244 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

Birthday Ice Cream!
By Jeanne Jachna


Have you heard?   Birthday calories don't count!    So I'm sharing a card loaded with sweet ice cream treats and happy birthday wishes! 


The ice cream sandwiches and scoops bring back childhood memories of ice cream trucks and 31 flavors.  If we were really lucky we'd stop at a "fancy" ice cream shop with small churned gourmet flavors, leather booths and glass bowls.  I wanted to give my treats the look of an "Old Fashioned" ice cream parlor and thought the Flourish Tall Curve Borders would make the perfect frame. 

The Whittle Ice Cream Sandwich is a two die set so you can cut the cookie outside and ice cream inside and stack them.  I love the pretty pattern on the cookie layer.   The Whittle Ice Cream Cone has a waffle print and there is stitching on the ice cream scoop.  The best part?  You can have as many colorful scoops as you want! 


I used the Tall Curve background die to add color behind the Flourish Tall Curve Borders.  I wanted the colors to coordinate with the ice cream scoops.   To give a finished look to the two curved edges I added a Pointed Oval Frame in the center of them, and a simple Happy Birthday Poe Script sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your day is filled with eye candy and sweet finds! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"Supplies


Leafy Vines Slim Plate
By Jeanne Jachna


Do you love slimline style cards?  They're the "long drink of water" in the crafty world!  I like them because they're a little something extraordinary.  If you're a big fan too you'll want to check out the new Leafy Vines Slim Plate. 

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If you've visited me before you know I'm all about the color.  I couldn't resist trying this die in a different way.  I decided to do a rainbow inlay of all the pretty die cut pieces.  Yes.. this takes some time, and it's like piecing together a puzzle.. but OOOOOOOhhh  when you're done.... the smooth flat colorful inlay is total eye candy!

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I started by cutting the Leafy Vines Slip Plate from white card stock.  Next I cut a sheet of double sided tape and adhered it to the back of the panel.  Next I die cut each of the pieces in different colors of card stock.  This is a great way to use up some of your scraps.  I have all my scraps in a 9x13 baking tray sorted by color and always have them close at hand for small cuts on a rolling tray that I slide under my desk.   

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The sticky two sided tape makes it easy to place the pieces and keep them in place.  When the panel was completed I simply peeled off the back side of the adhesive and adhered the panel to my card base. 

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Another way to achieve this look would be to cut the die from white card stock just once and then ink each of the pieces before layering them in place.  

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A simple sentiment seemed like a good solution for this card since I didn't want to cover any of the beautiful inlay.  The Luscious Script Thanks with a gold glitter background was the perfect fit!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 8.75 x 3 7/8



Grandma's Teapot
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  Thanks for stopping by!  I don't know if I've said it before but I'm a big fan of tea.  I love it cold on ice in the summer and hot and steaming in the winter.   And one of my most favorite dies in the Poppystamps collection is Grandma's Teapot. 

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Today I thought I'd share a little "behind the scenes" of my creative process.  All of my cards always start out with the images arranged on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base.  This allows me to move them around until I'm happy with the arrangement. 


I like to cut LOTS of die cuts in different colors - especially leaves and flowers.  This gives me lots to choose from and any extras I store with the die in it's envelope.


The clear sheet gives me the ability to pick up the entire arrangement and layer it over different backgrounds until I find one I like.  In this case I chose blue.

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My little teapot is layered over a Brilliant Ring die cut.  I think it looks a little like a saucer!   I surrounded Grandma's Teapot with pretty florals from the Fern & Daisy Pop Up Easel.  This set includes flowers, leaves and little butterflies too! 

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Everything is layered over the new Lattice Plate that makes me think of a pretty tablecloth, completing the scene. 

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I think this will make a great Mother's Day or simple "hello" for one of the Grand Dame's in my life. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



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! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Woven Easter Basket
by Jeanne Jachna


I'm excited for a change of seasons.  I'm starting to see greenery from bulbs that have laid dormant through the winter and can't wait to see the beautiful blooms that they'll bring. Until then I'm going to make my own flower garden with  die cut colorful cardstock.


I'm loving the two new easel dies in the latest Poppystamps release.  Fancy fold cards have always cofounded me.  These dies take out all the guess work and make a fussy looking card easy.   The easel sets die cut the card base, the card cover, and die cuts to embellish the front of the card. 


I cut the basket die from kraft card stock and then inserted the paper die cut back into the metal die.   I used a cosmetic brush and distress ink to bring out the woven detail on the basket.   


This card serves as a Spring or Easter greeting  AND propped up it doubles as a decoration to have on display to keep the recipient smiling!  


I added some flowers, a butterfly and some foliage from the Fern and Daisy Easel Pop Up set.  I love that these easel sets include lots of dies to embellish.  They can be used with or without the other dies in the set.  That adds versatility and more reasons to reach for these multi die easel sets.  


I tucked some colorful Farm Fresh Eggs and a cute Spring Bunny inside the basket.  Little details help bring your scenes to life! 


I hope you'll give Poppystamps Easel dies a try. They really come together easily and seriously.. if I can do a folded card you can too!  I'm so excited about how easy this came together and expect I'll make loads more to send to family and friends. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

This card fits in an A2 size envelope



February Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi Friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I just wanted to take the time on today's post to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge.  It's a great place for inspiration - you can see what your fellow crafters are making and find creative ideas for ways to use your Poppystamps Dies.   And.. if you link up your own design you could win a $20 gift certificate to our Poppystamps on line store.   You can link to your own blog, on line gallery or Instagram account. 


This month we're looking for projects that say I love you.  You can make whatever you like - a page layout, a card, tag, or even a home decor project.  How you say I love you is up to you, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die). 

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My card starts with the Banded Hearts craft die cut from white card stock and adhered to a pink panel.   Next I used card stock scraps to cut more hearts from the panel.  Since all the hearts are exactly the same you can cut anywhere on the panel and the cut out hearts will fit inside any of the openings. 

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I love the color combination of teal and red, but I also included hearts cut from lime, and several shades of pink.  The hearts are adhered inside the panel openings so this layer is very flat and smooth. 

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Petite Stitched Hearts cut from white card stock are adhered over the colorful panel and then topped with the Love Outline die cut from gold and white card stock.

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A little gold sparkle and shine is always welcome on a card in the mail so I added some gold jewels too. 

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Love doesn't have to mean hearts - we'd love to see what simple expressions of love make YOU smile and sure hope you find some time to join our challenge.

Jeanne Floral Signature copy


Finished Size 4.25 x  5.5"