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228 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

Party Animal
by Jeanne Jachna

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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. 

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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! 

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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. 

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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.

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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! 

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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

Supplies

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.

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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

Supplies

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Christmas House Pop Up
by Jeanne Jachna

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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! 

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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!

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

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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

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #71 Heat Wave is Greta H.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Larissa Heskett.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#72 Cards For Kids!  We're dedicating September to the children this month with Cards For Kids!  There's nothing like experiencing a holiday or birthday through the eyes of a child.  They find delight in the simplest things, allowing us to experience their joy and curiosity through fresh eyes and a giggle.    How about some cute whittle animals, bright colors, or balloons?!  Celebrate with their favorite images for personalized one of a kind creations made by you! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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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 $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on September 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on October 1.   

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

 

Challenge Reminder - Hot Hot Hot!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here and I'm sharing a sunny hello and reminding you to play along with our monthly challenge!  It's a great way to see how others are using their Poppystamps products and get a little inspiration.   And who knows?  You might just win a $20 gift certificate to the store!  Wouldn't that be sweet? 

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This month we're having a Summer Heat Wave!   This challenge has lots of possibilities!  How about some Heat Embossing?  Or maybe a little watercolors to cool off?  This time I'm going with HOT COLORS - red, yellows and orange! 

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The Poppystamps Rose Frame has been a favorite of mine since I first set eyes on it!  I have colored it in lots of different ways in the past - with Copic Markers and Watercolor.  Today I've inlaid all the pieces with colored card stock. 

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Yes it was a bit of work, but completely worth it when you see the clean finished design.  I wish you could run your hand across the smooth surface.  I started by cutting the frame from white card stock and adhered it to a panel that I covered with a double sided adhesive sheet.  It was easy to lay the pieces over the openings and push them in place with a needle tip tool. 

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 To add even more color I die cut some colorful circles for the center of the design before topping them with a Brush Hello die cut from white card stock. If you look close you'll see I've added an orange matt between the card base and the intricate die cut Rose Frame too. 

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I hope you'll join us for our monthly challenge.  It begins on the first of the month so there is lots of time to play.  I'm always happy to add a few cards to my stash!  Have a great day! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.5" Square

Supplies

 

PSC#71 Heat Wave

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge 70# Glim & Glam is Becca Yahrling

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Bonnie Klass.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#71 Heat Wave!  August always seems like it's the hottest month of the year!   We're heating things up with this month's challenge looking for cards made to reflect this time of year.  You can show us ways to cool down, and celebrate summer.   How about some HEAT EMBOSSING?   Watching the powder melt is just magic!   Maybe a little puppy love for the dog days of Summer?  Or bring out the warm vivid colors of the sun - red, orange and yellow!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Sue Mc Rae

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Jennifer Svare

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 $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on September 1.   

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