187 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

03/24/2019

Sun 24

Hippity Hoppity
by Jeanne Jachna

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I enjoy making cards depicting scenes with die cuts, but it's not always easy to find images that are proportioned to work together.  I'm loving the new "whittle" series of dies because they are perfectly sized and coordinated with cute stitched detail so they're ready to play together. 
Easter-Scene
I started this card with a simple distress ink background.  I used a piece of scrap paper to create a mask inking the sky with one half of the mask, and the grassy foreground with the other.   I topped the inked panel with a Double Stitch Scallop Rectangle Frame.
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I set a piece of clear plastic over the panel and arranged different die cuts until I was happy with their placement.   Because the plastic is clear, the background shows through allowing me to get an idea of how the card will look when all the elements are arranged.
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The Doodle Happy Easter die makes a sweet sentiment.   I filled the Whittle Basket with Whittle Eggs and topped it with a Prim and Proper Bow.
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The Chick and Egg are not part of the "Whittle" series but it's part of the new Spring Release and looked sweet next to the basket.  Wouldn't it be fun if there were a little chick hiding inside ALL the eggs?   Now that would be a surprise wouldn't it? 
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Enjoy your day and never stop having fun! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
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03/02/2019

Sat 02

Spring Blog Blitz Begins!

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You picked  a great day for a visit!  Poppystamps has just added a new Spring release to the store and our blog blitz begins today!  That means we're sharing projects made with the new release and offering some prizes on every blog blitz post for the next two weeks.  You can see the new release in the store here.

I have so many great memories of coloring Easter eggs that I couldn't resist cutting the Folk Decorated Eggs in a rainbow of colors.  I made a simple embossed look grid by scoring lines on a piece of 3 3/4 x 5" card stock.

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I scored lines at 3/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/4" and at 3".  You can use either side of the piece of cardstock.. the inverted line side, or the embossed lined side.

Then just attach the colorful eggs with adhesive foam tape to add lots of dimension.  Aren't the cut patterns on the eggs beautiful?

I layered the Luscious Script Hugs craft die over the eggs.  A bit of gold glitter paper makes everything better doesn't it?

And now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the Folk Decorated Eggs craft die.  The set includes 9 eggs each with a different cut pattern!

The blog blitz runs from March 2-14. 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST March 17

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on March 19.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

 

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02/16/2019

Sat 16

Easter Greetings!
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm super EGG-cited about the new Spring Release in the store ! You'll find everything you need for Easter and Spring designs!   Check it out here! 
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Lots of super cute images that are lots of fun!   Do you love that striped background?  Let me show you how I made it! 
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I started my card with a Spun Sugar Distress Ink card panel.
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Next I put the Decorated Egg Sidekick Frame over the panel and inked in the window with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
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Finally I painted stripes with a Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Refill.  If you don't have a re-inker just smoosh some on a plastic or glass matt and use a water brush to paint with.  I added some splatter too (water, watered down Worn Lipstick, and white ink).
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I topped the inky panel with the Decorated Egg Sidekick Frame, Decorated Egg Stitched Frame, and Doodle Happy Easter die cuts.  It looks great "as is" but I wanted to add more color.  I have great memories of coloring Easter Eggs.  My brother and sisters would get so mad at me for "hogging" a color.  I would keep  my eggs submerged for longer than they liked so I could get a deep rich color. 
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I added a little Chick and Egg die cut.  I put a bitty piece of orange card stock behind the die cut beak opening  to add color.
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I adhered colorful Folk Decorated Eggs at a slight offset from the Decorated Egg Sidekick Frame so you could see the white pierced eggs peeking out.  I love all that fabulous stitching - it looks so fussy and elegant! 
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You're going to love the new release!  Yes!  We'll be having a blog blitz too!  So you'll have a chance to win some for yourself.  The blitz will start on March 2.

Have a great weekend!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Doodle Happy Easter
Doodle Happy Easter

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Decorated Egg Sidekick Frame and Stencil
Decorated Egg Sidekick Frame and Stencil

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Decorated Egg Stitched Frame
Decorated Egg Stitched Frame

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Folk Decorated Eggs

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Chick and Egg
Chick and Egg

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02/10/2019

Sun 10

Hearts and Cupcakes
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I have a confession to make.. I'm addicted to sweets!   It's not unusual for Mr. J to surprise me with a cupcake from the bakery,  and I'm totally ok with a box of my favorite candies for Valentine's Day.  That's one way to get on my good side! LOL!! 
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The base of the card is a simple white card stock panel that was cut with the Pinpoint Hearts dies.  There are three dies in the set.   I have a magnetic cutting plate that keeps the die s from shifting when I cut, so I cut all three with one pass of my die cut machine.  You can also tape the dies in place to secure them when cutting.
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 The pinpoint hearts are embellished with smaller hearts cut with the Heart Trio Showcase die.  This die has different sized hearts that I cut from pink and red cardstock.
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For the sentiment I stamped "Sending My" from the Sentiments of Love stamp set, and added a Big Luxe Love Die Cut in purple.  
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And my favorite part.. the Whittle Cupcakes!  I love the stitching and of course the swirly frosting tops! 

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Wishing love and sweet things today and every day!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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01/10/2019

Thu 10

Valentine's Release Blog Blitz Begins!
by Jeanne Jachna

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You picked  a great day for a visit!  Poppystamps has just added a new Valentine's release to the store and our blog blitz begins today!  That means we're sharing projects made with the new release and offering some prizes on every blog blitz post for the next two weeks.   You can see the new release in the store here. 

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I like non traditional colors for holidays because they're unexpected and catch the recipient by surprise.  I'm guessing Mr. J would be happy with a pink and red Valentine from me, but I know he'll like this one even more. 
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For this card you need three shades of blue card stock.  I cut the new Wavy Heart from a panel of the lightest shade, and then adhered the panel (with the open window) to my card base.  I cut the Wavy heart two more time from the darker shades of blue, and alternating the colors inserted the die cuts into the negative space in the soft blue panel.
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I cut only a few of the wave stripes a second time from the darker blue shades and tucked the Whittle Otters so their paws are hanging over the die cut waves.
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The little guys are held in place with a bit of tape.  When this piece is assembled it's easy to attach over the completed panel with adhesive foam tape.  The tape adds some dimension to the waves. 
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The Doodle Happy Valentine's Day sentiment is also new.  I embellished the completed design with smaller hearts cut with the Heart Trio Showcase Die and some sparkling clear sequins to look like a sparkle of light on the water. 
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And now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the Wavy Heart die!

The blog blitz runs from January 9-21. 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.  

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1. )   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter 
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST January 26

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 28.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post! 

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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12/24/2018

Mon 24

Christmas Eve Ride

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Can you believe it's almost Christmas?  Santa rides tonight!    When I was young we'd visit my Grandmother every Christmas Eve.   I remember the the news coming on and the announcer telling us that Santa was spotted in our area.  I'd look out the car window searching the starry sky for just a glimpse!   Is anything more magical?

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The background is a simple distress ink panel.    I added a snow Stitched Hill with a stamped sentiment to the bottom half of the card.  Tree Trunks are tucked in behind the hill and layered yellow circle die cuts are tucked under the tree trunks.   Stanta's Sleigh is cut from black card stock to create a silhouette as he flies across the moon.

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The Poppystamps die cut houses are easy to assemble.  They all come in three layers.  The bottom layer I cut from yellow to create a glow of light coming from inside the homes.  The next layer is the curtain color.  Lastly the exterior house color is stacked on top.  There are accent pieces included to embellish the houses with colorful roofs and chimneys.

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I added some glossy accents sprinkled with ultra fine crystal glitter to look like paths leading from the homes.   I love adding little details to scenes to help bring them to life. 
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Wishes from me to you for a wonderful Christmas! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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12/15/2018

Sat 15

Be Jolly
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope you're enjoying all the beauty of the holiday season.  I love playing with Poppystamps dies... it doesn't matter if you love Clean and Simple or like to add as many as you can to make a scene like I did today!  Poppystamps has something for EVERYBODY!

Be-Jolly
I started with a simple background.  I adhered the Diamond Background die from red card stock to a soft pink panel. Next I adhered the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame cut from white card stock to the panel to give it a finished look.  After trimming off the excess (the frame is smaller than the background die)  I adhered the completed panel to a card base.
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The largest Jar die was cut from baby blue card stock.  I cut the Tree Line Hill die from white card stock, and then cut it again using the Jar die so it would layer perfectly when I attached them together. 
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All that was left was embellishing!  I created a floral to adorn the jar using the Mod Poinsettias, Holly Leaf Branch, and Perfect Pine Needles.  A gem adorns the center of the layered poinsettia flower.
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I added a Wilderness Moose to the scene.  He's trecking across the frozen landscape.  A bitty Circle Basics die makes a sun.  And a simple "Be Jolly" sentiment in red coordinates perfectly with the background.

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

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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11/26/2018

Mon 26

Holiday Joy
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  I'm guessing everybody did a little shopping over the weekend.  I don't want to be an enabler.. but I know you don't want to miss these two sales that end today! 
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Poppystamps Black Friday Sale

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Birch Press Design Black Friday Sale

Today I'm sharing this holiday card that uses several different techniques.
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I started with a distress ink background.   I really like using a stencil brush like this one from Clarity to ink up paper - especially when you want a fade to white along the edges.  I love the "no streak" look and have a brush for every color family (reds, greens, blues, yellows, etc.).
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The base card panel was inked with Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down tumbled glass, an some white ink (Dr. Ph. Martins Bleed Proof White).
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Next I cut the Woven Circle Ring die from the distress inked panel.  (I think I'm going to save that cut out for another project because it's so pretty!) I attached a panel of light yellow card stock to the back of the panel so it peeks through the die cut circle.   I cut the Woven Circle Ring a second time from bold yellow card stock and adhered it inside the negative space.
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The Holly Twig die is cut from white card stock and colored with Copic Markers.
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I die cut the Pinpoint Ornaments from two shades of card stock and assembled them.  I added jewels as accents for some sparkle and shine.
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A Little Hummingbird is hanging over the Joy Outline die ready to land on the colored Holly Twig!
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It was fun to mix different techniques together when making this card.  I love the crisp look of the inlaid die, the colorful colored die cut, and the distress ink background!  I hope you find some time to create today! 
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11/06/2018

Tue 06

Mistletoe & Holly
by Jeanne Jachna

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Are you making your own Holiday cards this year? I always try to make at least enough for very close friends and family and write a personal greeting inside.  I know that the time and effort put into each one is appreciated.
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If you love to color you can make lots of these pretty cards with the Mistletoe & Holly stamp set with coordinating dies.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  and colored them with Copic markers.  When I started crafting I bought lots of different marker brands.  I avoided Copics because I felt they were too expensive.  Over time I've realized they are a great investment because they are refillable and the nibs are replaceable too.  The refill ink costs about the same as the original marker investment, and will refill the marker approximately 12 times.  With other marker brands I'd would have to buy the entire set again since most don't sell just one marker in the particular shade I need.  
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The coordinating window dies makes the stamped images easy to align and cut.   I always lay out the arranged pieces on a piece of plastic the same size as my card base.  Then I can pick up the sheet and place it over different color background and find the one I like best. I decided on pink Spun Sugar distress ink for the background this time.   It looks pretty with the green foliage and red berries.  The panel was splattered with water, some watered down Picked Raspberry and finally some white ink.
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Double Stitched Rectangle Frames are layered over the distress ink panel to add detail and texture.
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The Joy Outline die is a two die set - one of the dies includes the detailed letters, the second die is a background die.  It's versatile because you can use the letters only, or stack them on the background die. 
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Have a great day!  And Happy Crafting! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

 Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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10/27/2018

Sat 27

Halloween Porch
by Jeanne Jachna

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You're here so I know you love to craft.  Sometimes I'm not feeling so inspired.  When that happens I usually tell myself it's time to take a break.   There are other times when everything I see makes me want to get crafty.  
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I think it's important to support the craft community whether it's buying from small business owners or playing along with challenges I find on line.  It's a great way to find inspiration, see what other people are making and maybe find a few friends too.  I love the photo at Fusion Card Challenge this time and found myself recreating the fall porch scene with die cuts. 
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The background really defines the look of the porch. I die cut a panel of  light blue card stock with the Leafy Wreath Collage.   To replicate the look of the siding on the wall I scored lines across the panel every 1/4".  I attached some packing tape to the back of the panel and inserted colorful cardstock leaves inside the sticky openings in the front for a smooth finish.  I inked the edges of the panel to help define the lines in the panel and create shadow.
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The wood flooring was created using the Seaside Dock die.  I attached several die cut panels together on their reverse side, brushed them with distress ink and then cut the panel to fit my card front. 
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I added loads of dies (you can find a complete list below).  The Happy Halloween Signs create my sentiment.  
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Dark Stitched Batty Collage bats swoop around the Garden Lantern light.

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Whittle Ghosts with rosy cheeks are moaning in the wind and  of course there's a Harvest Pumpkin embellished with Stitched Pumpkin Leaves on the porch too.

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A Formal Candle die cut is placed inside the Garden Lantern with Circle Basics die cuts providing a glow.
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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope my card inspires you to make too! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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