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239 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

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. 

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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.

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Finished Size 4.25 x  5.5"

Scribble Daisy Heart Frame Valentine
by Jeanne Jachna

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Can you believe it's February already?  My thoughts are on sending Valentines this week and maybe yours are too!   If you find yourself surrounded by die cut hearts I hope you'll join our challenge.  You could win a $20 gift certificate just for playing along and the timing is perfect because a new release is in the house! 

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The Scribble Daisy Heart Frame has been a favorite for a while so I was excited to break it out this month!  The center has a clean outline heart, perfect for embellishing or writing a message on, that's surrounded by pretty petaled flowers. 

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I topped the center heart in the frame with the Hugs Heart die cut.  All of the cut outs in the Scribble Daisy Heart Frame are inlaid so this card is smooth and flat. 

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The flowers are inlayed in shades of pink to give some depth and dimension to the die cut images.

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To add a little interest I added some layers using the Pointed Square Frames.  I repeated the aqua blue color in a slightly darker shade on the outside of the Scribble Daisy Frame.  The clean lines and piercing give a lush look to this square shaped card. 

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

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Finished Size 4.5" Square

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PSC#77 I Love You

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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 #76 Monochrome is Jeanne J.

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

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#77 - I Love You - Here at Poppystamps we believe that everyone could use a little love in their life.  It doesn't matter if its a hug from a friend, a kiss from your sweetie, or a smile when you need it most.  This month we're looking for projects that spread a little love.  How about a card, treats for school or the office or maybe a pretty tag for a box of chocolates.  All types of projects welcome!  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 February 25 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on March 1.   

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

 

Nuts About You
By Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends and thanks for stopping by!  I hope life is treating you well and you're taking time to enjoy the simple things in life.   For me that's a homecooked meal, walking the dog, or making with bright colors and cute images that just make me smile! 

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The new Lattice Plate die makes a beautiful background for just about any card.  I topped it with a Pointed Oval Frame to "set the scene" for my Valentine card.   I cut the inside of the oval from light blue card stock to create a sky.  Next I layered some green paper that I cut with the Wave Trio and then cut it again with the same oval so that the shape matches the inside of the frame perfectly.

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I cut Whittle Hearts in ombre shades of red and pink to create the foliage for the Whittle Tree Border.  Little circles or other shapes can be used to add color and foliage for different times of year. 

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A Whittle Forest Squirrel was cut from kraft card stock.  I used a marker to add a little detail on the tail and down it's back.   The squirrel is holding a little heart and the "I'm Nuts about you" sentiment is added along the top of the card. 

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I think you could recreate this scene for each of the four seasons simply by changing the colors and the foliage shapes.  I love products that are versatile so I can get more use from them!    Have a great day! 

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Unicorn and Rainbow Valentine!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  Have you noticed there's some new dies in the Poppystamps store? I think my favorite this release is the new Whittle Unicorn!  Isn't it ADORABLE?    You'll love all the new designs that you can see here!

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The mane and little horn are separate dies so you can cut them from different material if you like.  I double cut the mane to add a layer of gold glitter for some sparkle and shine.  

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What goes perfect with unicorns? A rainbow of course!  I divided the width of my card (5.25") by the number of stripes I needed to fill the panel with hearts (6) and came up with 0.875".  I cut the strips slightly smaller than 1" wide and then adhered them together on their reverse side.   I trimmed the assembled panel to fit my card front and adhered it to the card base. 

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I adhered the hanging hearts at various lengths at the seam where the color block strips meet.   The background colors are softer shades of the brights inside the die cut hearts. 

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What I love most about crafting is that I can make a special card for all the one of a kind people in my life.  I think I know a princess that might like this one. 

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Mistletoe Hugs
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that the holiday spirit stays with you throughout the coming year!  I know you've been really nice, so you're probably going to have to send a few thank you's  for the gifts you've received! 

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I wanted to incorporate the colors of the season (reds and greens) and some holiday foliage (mistletoe) on this holiday thank you card.   My favorite way to thank someone is with a big hug.  That's probably because sometimes I just can't find the right words to express how I feel when someone does something nice for me. 

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This card starts with a color block background. I simply divided the cover size of my card (5.5" less 1/4 inch for the border = 5.25") by 5 (the amount of colors I wanted to use) and came up with 1.05 - so I cut the strips a little bigger than 1".  I taped the strips together on their reverse side and then trimmed the panel to fit my card front. 

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 I cut the Holiday Mistletoe from white card stock and adhered one along the top and one along the bottom of the card.  A big LUSCIOUS hugs is adhered right in the middle of the card.  I cut the outline die from gold glitter paper because I just can't resist a little sparkle. 

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You can see how nice and flat this card is - that makes it easy to mail with no extra postage!    The stamped sentiment is from a retired set.. maybe you have it - called "Sentiments of Love".

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Signing off for 2020 - my wish for us all is that 2021 brings all good things - good health, prosperity and employment, and much love and happiness.

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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