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PSC#111 Cool Yule

Challenge Badge

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 Challenge #110 Woodland Wonder is Heidi H.

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

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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!

2023-12

PSC#111 Cool Yule - The holidays are officially here!  Outside you'll find displays and outdoor decorations, and inside everything is comfy cozy!   All of us at Poppystamps are wishing you a Cool Yule and want to see how you celebrate and create for the holidays.   Happiness is home made after all!   Are you adding home made tags to your gifts and baked goods?  Maybe you're making some extra special cards for friends and family.    We'd love to see what you're up to!    Remember that we welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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.

Meet our December Guest - Irene Mejia selected and introduced by DT member Sphoorti this time.

Meet Irene, the card-making maestro who kicked off her crafting escapade in Spring 2021. This lady's got skills that'll make your grandma's crochet needles jealous. From clean and simple cards (which, as you know, is totally my jam) to these intricately adorned masterpieces, Irene's got a card for every mood and occasion. Not only is she a card-making wizard, but she's also on various design teams like Honey Bee Stamps and Ink Blot Shop — basically, she's the Beyoncé of our card-making world. But don't let the talent fool you; Irene's heart is as big as her craft stash and her talent. She spreads joy faster than you can say "handmade cards". I'm so thrilled to have her incredible talent gracing our blog as the crafting superhero she is!

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Irene Mejia

Blog: When I Ink of You

Instagram: @wheniinkofyou

Hello! My name is Irene, and I'm a cardmaker from Texas. Die-cutting and Copic coloring are the top of my favorites on my list. When I am not crafting, I like to spend time with my Husband of 18 years and eight-year-old daughter. My second hobby is shopping for and buying craft supplies. I consider myself blessed if I inspire anyone with my projects!

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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 December 27  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on January 1!!    

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

Spooky Neighborhood Home
by Jeanne Jachna

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Do you love Halloween?  It's my favorite holiday!   It brings back good memories as a child being able to dress, up and stay out all night.  Oh yes!!! Don't forget the candy!!!

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If you love Halloween too, I want to make sure that you know that this month's challenge at Poppystamps is "Get You Boo On!".  We're looking for Halloween designs and you're not limited to cards.  Home decor, treats, tags, and page layouts are all welcome at the challenge.  By linking up your design to your blog, gallery or Instagram account, you're automatically entered into our $20 store gift certificate giveaway.

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The new Neighborhood Home Pop Up Easel Set is so versatile. You can change the look of the house or dress it up for different occasions simply by cutting it in different colors and / or by adding different accessories from different die sets.   It's also a unique shaped card because it's a pop up easel! 

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It was easy to assemble the house.  The set comes with a die for the card base, background, and the house face.  It was easy to cut the light grey house and then cut the house again with yellow for the window inserts.   Window cuts in the set include paned and pane-less windows.

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I added ghosts and pumpkins from the Whittle Scary Guys die set.  The pumpkin foliage is from a retired die set called Leaves and Berries. 

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It's a win/win.. stock your stash with some great cards, and enter our challenge for a chance to win!   We'd love to see what you're making!

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Finished Size: 4.25  x 5.5"

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Challenge Reminder - Spooky Halloween

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I wanted to remind you that there's still time to play along with our monthly challenge. You can play along with us by linking to your blog, Instagram or on line gallery. AND.. There's a $20 gift card awarded to a random player every month! I love that I get to see what other people are playing with or what holiday is on their mind.

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Halloween is my favorite holiday so I was happy to mix the clean and simple style and get a card made for the upcoming holiday.   I have great childhood memories of selecting the costume I wanted, staying  out at night.. and right.. can't forget the CANDY! 

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I started by arranging all the different elements on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card front.  This makes it easy for me to decide what goes where before I commit and adhere everything in place, and I can also pick up the entire design to help me select the right color background to coordinate with the images.

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I cut the Whittle Tree Border from black cardstock and added colorful green and purple circles to add foliage.    I used the Memory Box Basic Circles die set, but any nested circle set will work. 

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A Whittle Witch and ghosts from the Whittle Creatures set complete the woodland scene.   I added Memory Box Gems to create cauldron bubbles and add some sparkle to the trees.  I added details to the witch's leggings and cheeks with a marker.   I think the little details really help bring the images to life. 

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The background is Distress Ink in Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac.  I spattered the inky panel with water, some watered down Seedless Preserves and finally some Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed-proof White Ink.   Splattering the panel really adds some depth and dimension to the design. 

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I hope you find some time to play along with the challenge.  It's a great way to add a card to your stash, and finger's crossed you just might be the gift certificate winner! 

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PSC#107 Clean & Simple

Challenge Badge

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 Challenge #106 Rainbows is Stephanie Severin

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Becca Yahrling!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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!

2023-08

PSC#107 Clean & Simple - This month we want you to try Clean and Simple design.  This could mean stamped one layer  designs, cards that have lots of white background (but don't have to be), projects with a defined focal point that are uncluttered, designs with one or no layer, or even cards that are easy to mass produce.   Just keep it simple!  Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards.  We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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.

Meet our August guest, Karen Downs who was selected by design team member Janet Katz.  I noticed Karen's Instagram page a few months ago and was super impressed with her knack for combining color and die cuts with clean and simple design. Add to this her expertise in using solid color cardstock and vellum

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Karen Downs

Instagram: @ karen_crafts10

Facebook:  karen.downs.186

 I have been a crafter in some form since childhood and making cards as long as I can remember. I love to make Clean and Simple cards and definitely love to make rainbow cards or at least incorporate rainbows when I can. They make me happy!

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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 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!

Challenge Reminder - Add Foil
by Jeanne Jachna

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Do you love die cuts and maybe looking for a challenge to play? I hope you'll check out the Poppystamps challenge! This month's challenge is to add some foil!

 

2023-06

There's lots of ways to do that.. Poppystamps has some hot foil dies. You could also do like I did this time and die cut some foil paper with a die cut.

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I've got lots of layers on this one... the background is the Evangeline Pinpoint die cut from light aqua cardstock, stacked over a dark aqua cardstock. I added a Pointy Lattice Plate cut from GOLD over that .. so pretty!

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And to add a little more gold.. I made a flat shaker for the cover. I added vellum to the back of the medium size Scallop Stitch Frames and added some gold sequins underneath. The frame is adhered flat to the card so the sequins don't shake around much.

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I topped the panel with some orange Layered Tulips for lots of contrast with the blue background. These flowers don't come with leaves so I added some from the Leafy Vine Corner dies set. A simple Miss You Moonlight Script die sentiment finishes off the design.

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I love the blue and orange together and the elegance of the gold foil! I sure hope you find some time to play!  You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the challenge badge photo on the top right of the screen!
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I love the blue and orange together and the elegance of the gold foil! I sure hope you find some time to play!

 

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PSC#105 Just Add Foil!

Challenge Badge

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 Challenge #104 Flower Garden is Greta H.!

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

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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!

2023-06PSC#105 Just Add Foil!  This month we're asking you to add a little foil bling to your designs.  Hot foil dies are awfully popular now, but there are still lots of other ways to add foil glamor to your design.  You can die cut foil cardstock, use patterned paper that already has foil applied, adhesive applied foil and even pieces of gold flake that look like foil. 

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards.  We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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.

Meet our June guest selected and introduced by Marybeth from our Design Team!  I met Lisa on Instagram. I loved her kindness , cards and crafty things she makes.   Lisa is a happy kind person who loves creating cards and making lots of wonderful gifts. I really enjoy all the crochet projects she makes and gives away as gifts, always with a beautiful card too.

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Lisa Schenck

Blog:  Creating Cards & Cuteness

Instagram: @lisacardmaker

I live in the Midwest with my amazing husband, two awesome college age children, and also two of the most adorable dogs you have ever seen, and my daughter’s cat - I called her Miss Kitty. I work as a communications specialist. I have always been a creative being, and I started making cards when my kids were very young and I couldn’t just run out to the card store every time I needed a card. I fell madly in love with cardmaking!  When I’m not working or creating, I enjoy making special treats for people (like caramels or cookies) going to the movies, and going on family hikes!  I love to read and crochet too! I am so thrilled to be a guest designer at Poppystamps!!! 

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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 June 28  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1!!    

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