221 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

Rainbow Flora Bloom
By Jeanne Jachna


Hi Friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm loving all the flowers in the garden and it's easy to be inspired by the burst of colors!  Today I'm playing with the new Flora Blooms Solids craft set. 

I was inspired the minute I opened the package and saw the dies nested inside each other on the magnetic sheet.  Like how pretty would it be to cut these in a rainbow?


I wanted to add a little more interest to the design so I layered the flower on an ombre color blocked background in shades of blue. 

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I tucked some simple berry sprigs in bright yellow around the layered flora and then added a sprinkle of yellow enamel dots for a pop of color. 


I added a bitty hello sentiment to one of the leaves using the Simple Hello sentiment! 


I hope these bold rainbow colors brighten your day!  Hugs! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



2020 Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz Begins
By Jeanne Jachna


You picked a great time for a visit!  We're excited to announce the latest Poppystamps release!  We're calling it "Garden Variety" and you can see it here at our store site.    To celebrate we're having a Blog Blitz!  That's a special time that we set aside to show you the new products and give you a chance to win some of them for yourself!


My card features the new Whittle Cutie Cat - and that's today's prize too!  This is a nice large die (as shown on my A2 size card), with detailed cut lines.   I gave mine more detail by adding a calico pattern with Copic Markers.  The cut lines make it easy to slip a piece of scrap paper over areas you don't want colored. 

My Whittle Cutie Cat has made a nest of the Adriana Wreath cut from white card stock and layered over new pretty papers from Memory Box called Garden Folly.   The 6" pad is eye candy with pretty prints in bold bright colors. 

The sentiment is from the Whittle Love Sentiments Clear Stamp set.  It's got lots of cute sentiments that would work well with this die cut. 

And now the part you've been waiting for!  Your chance to win the Whittle Cutie Cat die!

The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through June 16. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

We know you love to make too!  When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020  tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize.  Their project will be featured on our Instagram account with the winner announcement.

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Peony Bouquet
By Jeanne Jachna


Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm noticing that the peonies in the garden are starting to get buds,  and can't wait to see them bloom!  That inspired me to pull out the Peony stamp set from Poppystamps.  I'm enjoying the warmer weather and watching the garden come to life.  There are new birds arriving at the feeders too!  My little backyard paradise is my quiet place that brings me peace of mind.  

I colored the Peony Bouquet with Copic Markers, but any media will do.  I don't think you need to be an expert at color blending to enjoy these clean line designs.  I color the petals in different shades of ink - no blending.  I used Copic R21, R22, R25, R27 and R29.  Copics are a good choice for me because I use them EVERY day.  I love that I can refill them when they run dry instead of purchasing a whole pack of markers. 


There is no matching die for this stamp set so I fussy cut the images before layering it on a Pierced Oval die cut.   The stamp set has several sentiments to choose from - I decided on a thank you because there are so many things I feel grateful for lately. 


The pretty background papers are from Memory Box!  They've been adding lots of pretty print papers and coordinating solid and dot mixed pads to their product offering.   A few enamel dots add a bit of color and shine - a little candy for the eyes.


I hope you find some simple pleasures to make you happy - whether it's a blooming spring flower or spotting a rabbit in the grass - or just the sun shining on your face!  Love and hugs to you! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Life is Wonderful
by Jeanne Jachna


Jeanne here today!  I hope you're all doing well staying safe and keeping healthy!  I'm sharing a card today made with lots of paper layers.  

Memory Box, our parent company, just released pattern paper and specialty papers.  These pretty flowers are from the Cottage Meadow 6" pad.  It contains 24 smooth heavy weight sheets of double sided pattern paper.  It's also got a companion dots and stripes pad perfect for mixing and matching.  There's also a new pack of pastel florals called Springtime Bouquet, and if you love glitter paper they've got you covered! 

I always try to alternate solid / monochrome papers like the stripes and dots, with busier patterns like the florals.  I created a patchwork of pretty florals ending with a smaller striped paper on top - the perfect place for a focal point.   I stamped the striped paper with a sentiment from the Birch Press Design Blooming Spring stamp set, and a Grand Watering Can craft die cut from Rinea silver foil. 


The watering can is filled with little blooms made with the Floral Cluster.  I added rhinestones to their centers for more sparkle and shine! 


Hugs to you and wishes for sunny skies and better days!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x  5.5"



Challenge Reminder - Puddle Jumping
by Jeanne Jachna


Hi friends!  I hope you're taking advantage of the "shelter in place" and enjoying time with family.   Now more than ever we need to make each other smile!  I'm crafting as a sweet escape.. dreaming of a change of scenery and relieving some of the stress.
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I hope you find some time to play our monthly challenge.  This month's theme is Puddle Jumping.. we want you to dance in the rain and find the rainbow at the end of the storm.. maybe it's some spring flowers.. or a look ahead at better days.  You can also break out the watercolors and make some puddles of your own!


I made a fun scene!  I get a kick out of seeing the birds turn the smallest puddle into an excuse for a quick bath or playtime! 
My card starts with a color block panel of ombre blue shades of card stock.  I cut strips 1 1/4" wide and adhered them on their reverse side.  Next I die cut the assembled panel with the Raining Frame die.   I die cut the Stitched Cloudline from white card stock and adhered it to the top of the card with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension.   I stamped a sentiment directly on the clouds.. its from the Birch Press Design Blooming Spring Stamp Set. 

Little flowers fall from the rain clouds as the ducks make the most of it.   Some sparkling clear sequins add to the "rain" for a wet look.    I added some highlights to the duck wings with markers and some jewels to the flower centers. 
Wishing brighter days for us all.. in the mean time.. be safe and find your own way to relax!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Elegant Tri Fold Card with Rinea Foil
by Jeanne Jachna

Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I know we're all going through this tough time together.   I'm trying to make the most of it - enjoying a sweet escape while I craft.  I hope you are all safe and healthy and trying to find the rainbow too.  Unemployment and shelter in place are forcing us to stay home, but I'm grateful that we are together.    Better days are coming! 

Rinea copyThis month Poppystamps is teaming up with Rinea to show you how great our products work together.  Rinea makes beautiful foil for all your craft projects.  The foil is really unique because the foil is on BOTH sides of the card stock base.  This means that you'll find a different color or textured pattern on either side of the foil sheet.  Additionally this gives it the ability to hold it's shape making it perfect for dimensional flowers.

I'm usually a CAS gal, but today I'm channeling my inner Pam Simpson - aiming for elegance the way only Pam can! 
My card starts with the new Oval Fold Frame.  I cut two from light pink card stock, folded them and adhered them to an A2 panel in the same color card stock.  If you fold across the oval both the inside and outside of the fold have a clean smooth finish.  The 1/4" flap on the border is adhered to your card base panel. 
I stamped a sentiment from Friendship and Kindness on an oval that was cut from the Oval Fold Frame. 
I embellished the side panels with the Tall Curve Background cut from a slightly darker shade of pink, and the Picket Tall Curve Border cut from Rinea Gold Foil.
Before I adhered the left side panel I attached the cut oval insert to the die cut with washi.  When I folded the flap it covered some of the tape I used to adhere the oval to the frame.  To give a clean look I cut a second oval to cover the tape on the oval that was exposed.
I cut some Delicate Poinsettias from the foil  - I think they make beautiful flowers all year round.  I wanted to demonstrate how the foil holds it's shape.  I used a McGill Paper Blossoms tool to shape the petals.  You can wrap the foil around the tool and create curves, and use the ball stylus to make a "well" in the flower centers.
I hope you'll give Rinea foil a try! It's really like no other foil I've ever used and really wonderful for 3D projects.
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"