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256 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

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! 

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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"

Supplies

 

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Michele Ferguson

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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 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!

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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! 

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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.

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

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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. 

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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"

Supplies

 

Stamptember
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??!!

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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. 

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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"

Supplies

 

Gilded Plate Thank You
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm loving the new cover plates you'll find in the Summer Theatre section of the Poppystamps on line store.  The deco look is elegant and artsy!  

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The cover panels are sized to cover an entire A2 card.  For this card I used the Gilded Plate Cover Panel.   I cut it from white card stock and layered it over a panel I inked with Distress Oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean,  Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron.  The creamy pigment inks blend beautifully and when used with cosmetic brushes look flawless.  And if you do have a few hard lines, don't worry!  A splash of water and some watered down ink cover any imperfections.

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I topped the assembled panel with a the large Brilliant Ring from the three die set.  The solid die creates a focal point, breaking up the busy intricate background, for an image or simple sentiment .

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To add a little more interest I inked the Thank You Poe Sentiment with Distress Oxide ink to coordinate with the inky background.    A few gold glitter enamel dots add some sparkle and shine. 

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I hope you'll try experimenting with different shades of distress ink to slide behind your pretty cover panels.   It just doesn't get better than this! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Supplies

 

PSC#84 Wonderful Washi

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 #83 Anything Goes is Janet!

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

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#84 Wonderful Washi!   Washi tape is a decorative masking tape traditionally made of rice paper.  It comes in lots of different patterns and sizes for a host of creative ideas.  It's a great way to add a little color and interest to your designs and once you get started using it there's no going back!    Washi can be used to create a fun patterned background, you can stick it to paper and cut out the printed images or die cut your own.     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.

We're trying something new this month !  We've asked a guest designer to join us to share even more creative ways to use your dies.  Please welcome our very first guest, Tenia Nelson.  When the Wonderful Washi Challenge was announced I knew she was the perfect choice because I consider her the Washi Queen.  I don't think I have ever seen a creation from her that didn't include a bit of washi tape - I consider it her trademark!

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Tenia Nelson 
Blog:  Jazzy Paper Designs

Hello all, my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 40 year young wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player, metal stamper(I make jewelry) and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have a wonderful doggie "kiddo" Snowball. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments...and just LURVE to create!!! So excited to be a guest designer for 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 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!