258 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

Spooky Halloween Wishes
by Jeanne Jachna

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Halloween is creeping up fast and I just had to sneak in just one more card to celebrate the spooky season.  Halloween is my favorite holiday after all!   And my favorite crafty item is craft dies so this card is all smiles from me! 


Oh and before I forget we have a special sale for you this weekend! No trick! All treats!!! Enjoy 15% off our entire store site October 29-31! No code required. Discounted price shown in shopping cart!

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I always start a scene card by arranging different elements on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base.  This one started with that fun Happy Jack O Lantern.  The next think I knew I was adding some Scary Ghosts and foliage. 

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The Boo Outline makes a simple sentiment and I like that I can personalize it with different colors.  I thought the black and orange would be traditional, but it would look great in other colors too.. how about candy corn? 

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The clear plastic sheet makes it easy to pick up my arrangement and layer it over different colors to decide on a favorite.  I knew I wanted to go with purple.. but color block or Distress Ink?  I decided on an ombre Distress Oxide in Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet.

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I hope you have  perfect weather for Halloween night so you can sit outside and greet your friends and neighbors as they go a haunting!  I wonder if you'll be able to recognize them!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Colorful Ornament Background
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  It's been getting colder here and my thoughts are quickly turning to the holidays.  I'm looking forward to some quiet days at home with the family maybe playing board games, dominos or cards while munching on some home made cookies.  It's not so much about the games or the food, it's about catching up and making memories. 

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The new Ornament Background die makes cardmaking a snap.  It's big enough to cover an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.5") and is very versatile.  It would look great on a simple distress ink background or using an inlay technique like my card. 

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The ornaments are gorgeous inlaid in solid rainbow cardstocks or in elegant glitter golds and metallic.   I just needed a little "more" lol so I adhered mine to a color block background.

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 To create a color block background simply cut strips of colorful cardstock, adhere them together on their reverse side to create a panel and then trim the panel to cover your card front.   The Merry Christmas Poe Script seemed to disappear into the background so I added a second cut from gold foil cardstock.  The little peek of the gold from behind the white die cut helps define the sentiment.  

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The finishing touch was cutting the ornament toppers from gold foil because everything is better with a little bling.  No matter your style - clean and simple or loaded with color this die is a total winner! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x5.5"



Challenge Reminder - Make it Magical

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day.  Maybe you're looking for ideas to get a jump start?  I hope you'll check out the Poppystamps Monthly Challenge!  It's a great way to see the world of craft dies through the eyes of the design team and players.  And who knows?  You might just be the lucky winner of the prize - a $20 gift card to the Poppystamps store! 


This month they're looking for the beautiful and unexpected that goes beyond what you'd see in ordinary life.  You can make that fantasy - think rainbows and unicorns or perhaps a Halloween fright like my card today. 

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I used lots of different dies to create a scene. I arranged the die cuts on a piece of plastic the size of my card base and found myself layering on more and more.   I think it's the little details that bring a scene to life. 

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Sometimes you just can't find what you want.  The pretty Garden Lantern was just asking for a candle inside.  I could  have cut one by hand but it would never look as clean and crisp as a craft die.. so I did a little digging.  I came up with the  Whittle Fireplace set.  I used the fire's flame for my candle flame, and the ledge of the mantle for the candle itself.    A Brilliant Ring adds a glow around the candle's flame. 

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I was so glad I found the fireplace because as soon as I saw the little mice I had to add them among the Whittle Oak Leaves and Mushrooms & Toadstools. 

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Some Birch Trees are added to the Distress Oxide inked background and a Scary Ghosts appears from the dark woods.  I added a simple "Boooo!" sentiment with the Poetic Uppercase Alphabet and a scatter of Fairy Drops and Gems for some sparkle. 

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Our parent company, Memory Box has added alot of sweet things to their line up including Glitter Glue, Gems, Dew Drops, Embossing Folders and more! 
I hope you find some time to play along - I'd sure love to see what you make! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



PSC#85 Make It Magical

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 #84 Wonderful Washi is Denise Bryant


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

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!


PSC#84 Make It Magical!   This time we're looking for a sweet escape!  Something beautiful or unusual that is beyond what you'd find in ordinary life.   Perhaps a fantasy scene with  unicorns and dragons, or some Halloween fun?!   Throw in a little bling or glitter for an extra sprinkle of fun or let the images do the talking!    The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.   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.

Meet our October guest Michele Ferguson!  I think Michele is fun and fabulous.  Her cards always have a special twist designed to make you smile.  I think you'll appreciate her special sense of humor that will keep you on your toes!


Michele Ferguson
Blog: I Card Everyone

I am a Michigander who loves to spend hours in her craft studio each and every day! I share my makes with you at my blog I Card Everyone!


Michele Ferguson


Michele Ferguson

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Patty Tanuz


Michele K.  Henderson


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

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

Challenge Reminder - Wonderful Washi
by Jeanne Jachna

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Do you love washi?  If the answer is a great big YES!  I sure hope you'll join us this month at Poppystamps for our challenge!


Washi is a printed decorative masking tape that comes in lots of different sizes!  It's a great way to add a little strip of printed color or pattern just about anywhere on your design.

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I made two simple cards using 4.5" washi tape from Memory Box.  This woodland print is called Watercolor Forest Greenery.  The wide width of the tape makes it easy to apply to an entire card base to create a background with a pattern paper look.  The washi has a bit of a shine to it making it look more expensive like a specialty paper. 

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Like any other pretty background it seemed wrong to cover it up too much so I added a simple Merry Christmas Flourish over the top.  I die cut the word die twice - once in gold foil and once in Red cardstock.  I stacked the die cuts at a slight offset to allow the gold foil to shine through. 

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A sprinkle of gold enamel dots is the finishing touch! 


My second card was made using the Memory Box Rose Bouquet washi.  I started the same as the first card.. with a background of washi tape and a double cut sentiment.  This time I used the Luscious Script Hello.


This time I made a second panel of washi covered cardstock and fussy cut some of the pretty print from the paper using scissors. 


I attached the fussy cut pieces with adhesive foam tape so they are slightly raised.  This adds a little interest to the card and helps define the fussy cut portion.  I used colored cardstock matts to add a little more color to the cards too, but still they were both very simple to create. 


I hope you'll give Wonderful Washi a try and whether you use a whole panel or just a tiny piece you're welcome to join our September Challenge.  There are two prizes - a blog badge for our "favorite" and a $20 gift certificate for one random player.  It's a fun way to see how everyone else is using their die cuts and hopefully inspire you along the way! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



by Jeanne Jachna

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Are you ready to party?  Simon Says Stamp is celebrating STAMPtember!  What?  You've never heard of STAMPtember??!!


Most people call it SEPtember, but as crafters we know better it's STAMPtember!  It's a celebration of everything crafty.  In addition to great new products and give aways we love that Simon Says Stamp collaborates with your favorite designers to create exclusive sets you can only find at Simon Says Stamp and only while supplies last. 


Here's a peek at the stamp set with coordinating dies.

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Our parent company Memory Box has created an exclusive set called True Friend.  It's a beautiful floral set with coordinating sentiments of friendship.   

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I colored the floral with Copic Markers.  To make it the focal point of my design I created two borders to frame the floral.  First I cut the  Tall Curve Side Border twice from white cardstock.  I inked both panels with Distress Oxide in Seedless Preserves, Carved Pumpkin and Worn Lipstick.   I splatted the panels with water and then topped them with white die cut Reeded Deco Curve Borders.

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A simple sentiment from the stamp set and a sprinkle of woodgrain sequins (Brutus Monroe) are the finishing touches. 

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I hope you'll check out STAMPtember - it s a great way to find a new favorite.  They've got lots of awesome designers with projects and designing tips to share.  Their blog posts have secret codes for deals on purchases, and you'll also find a gallery to upload your own designs made with these Simon Says Stamp exclusives.   You can get all the details on STAMPtember here.

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"