28 posts categorized "Jennifer Svare"

08/01/2018

Wed 01

PSC#47 - Make A Splash!

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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 last month's challenge Birthday Party is Gail Scott.

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

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 on line 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 side bar!

08-18 copyPSC#47 Make A Splash!  We're heading into the dog days of summer - when the heat index is on the rise and  we're looking for ways to cool down.  The challenge this month is to "Make  A Splash!"  There's lots of possibilities.. create with watercolor, splatter a background or  make a scene with a water feature (a trip to the beach or the lake anybody?    Just make sure you include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die)! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's 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 August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on September 1.   

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

 

07/27/2018

Fri 27

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Day Two
by Jennifer Svare

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Happy Holiday Blog Blitz!  It's so much fun seeing the new dies coming out for this year's holiday paper crafting.  Today I made a few idea projects, but mainly the box card is what I'll be sharing in the tutorial video and all techniques can be used on cards and tags, too!  

Box cards close flat for mailing, but yet offer so much dimension when sitting on display.  No dies required for this box card base - super simple and I'll show you how in the video below.

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The snowflakes were created using a snowflake stencil and texture paste.

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Gold thread was glued and looped around to create a fun ornament line.

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The Whittle Moose is fabulous, and a wreath was added around his neck with Nuvo drops.

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The Stitched Ornament Set is incredible!  I love the embossing the die provides as it cuts.  Absolutely gorgeous and so many color combinations could be made! (Make sure to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the Stitched Ornament Set!

Here are a couple more ideas using the same colors and stenciling technique as the box card:

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I love the Memory Box stencils.  So easy to use, and the patterns are great!

Make sure to check out the video below, and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the Stitched Ornament Set!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Happy Holiday crafting!

 

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07/15/2018

Sun 15

Daisy Frame Notepad Holder & Handmade Notepad
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I've been having so much fun with the Daisy Frame from the new release!  Today I'll share how I made a notepad holder from clear acetate, along with a notepad made from gingham paper from Birchpress Design.  

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The gingham papers are perfect for this project.  They are gorgeous, light colors with a perfect thickness; not too heavy and not too light.  This makes it even easier to make notepads that look sharp.  I had no idea how simple padding compound is to use, and I'll show how to use it in the video below.

The notepads were made using an assortment of paper colors, so each time a page is used, the color of the next piece is revealed through the clear acetate, creating different looks!

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Here's a full tutorial video on how to make these fun notepads and holders:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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07/01/2018

Sun 01

Poppystamps Challenge #46 - Birthday Party!

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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 last month's challenge For The Boys is Joyce!

 

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

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 on line 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 side bar!

07-18 copyPSC #46 Birthday Party!  - It's time to celebrate because we're having a birthday party!  We're looking for Birthday themed projects this month.  What a great way to add to your greeting card stash!   Whether you love bright and bold, or elegant and sophisticated we love seeing what you make!   Remember you dont have to make a card - tags and page layouts are always welcome!   Just make sure you include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die)! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's 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 July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1.   

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

06/24/2018

Sun 24

Blog Blitz ~ Tall Sketch Daisies
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  This new release is so much fun, and I love seeing all the new dies in beautiful creations!  Today I'll be sharing a tutorial of  this card in the video below.  The Tall Sketch Daisies created a shadowed effect with white against kraft card stock.  Along the way, I discovered a cool trick with using white-on-white that results in a beautiful, soft, cushy look. I'll show it in the video, but a hint:  watercolor paper!

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Just a few light colored crystals added a subtle sparkle and I love how simple this card is to make. Great for any occasion!

Thank you so much for joining the Poppystamps Blog Blitz today!  Guidelines are simple - Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the Tall Sketch Daisies die set!

The blog blitz runs from June 19-29. 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 July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 6. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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06/20/2018

Wed 20

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Jennifer Svare


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Hello!  Are you playing along with the challenge this month?  One random winner will be chosen from all entries, and entering is easy!  The theme is Masculine, and more details can be found here!  

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For my card, I chose three shades of blue for the base colors.  I made small strips of the medium and light, and glued them to lightweight cardstock.  Next, I die cut the large sailboat from the Marina Sailboats set, and that created a perfectly striped sailboat.  

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I die cut the Scribble Circle Collage out of the dark blue background, and used distress oxides to create a sunset (or sunrise) onto a white background that is glued behind it.   

 

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This is going to be my brother's birthday card, so I used the Scribble Happy Birthday for the greeting inside.  

Super simple card, and really fast to make!  I could see this same overall design being used with the flamingo, or any other die used as a silhouette.  So many colors and designs could be used...   Be sure to check out the video below for more details on how this card was created.

 

I can't wait to see all the challenge cards this month - lots of great ideas out there, and we would love to see yours next!

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06/14/2018

Thu 14

Lovely Koi
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  For today's video, I'll show how this simple card was created using watercolor paper, layers, and an earthy mix of distress oxides.  Truly a fast and easy card, this would be great for Father's Day!

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The Lovely Koi die-cuts were inlaid into the background for an extra crisp look.  So many dies could be used in place of the Koi, but I love how the koi form a circle as if swimming around each other which adds so much movement and grace to the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and be sure to check out the video below for the details of how each step was done.  Have a great day!

 

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06/01/2018

Fri 01

PSC#45 For The Boys!

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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 last month's challenge Patterned Paper Please! is 

#10 Nonni

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We love Nonni's pretty CAS card, and we love the way the patterned paper is such an integral part of her beautifully stamped design! The Poppystamps Little Kindness stamps fit perfectly!

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

#15 Jacquie Southas

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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 on line 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 side bar!

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PSC#45 For The Boys   This month we want to honor the men in our lives - boys of all ages!  Whether your guy loves sports, trains, cars or camping; maybe his perfect day is boating, fishing or chasing a little white ball on the golf course!   Whatever his passion, we want to celebrate him!   Your project can be for any occasion,  just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps  image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's 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 June 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1.   

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

 

05/28/2018

Mon 28

Bee Themed Window Card
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  Today I'll share how I made this window card using the adorable bee stamp from the Little Kindness set, which paired perfectly with the Hexagon border layers.  Many different sentiments could have been used for this card, but I chose to leave the inside blank with just the bee.

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The Studio Hexagon layers were used to make the window and frame, and the Little Hexagon Border layers were used to create the border.  I used distress inks to make a pink, yellow, and orange gradient underneath the hexagon layers. 

A little shimmer was added with a shimmer pen to cover the hexagons, frame, and bee. 

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Check out the video below for more details on how this card was made, and I hope you have a great day!

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05/13/2018

Sun 13

Happy Birthday!
by Jennifer Svare

 

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Hello!  I'm so happy to be here today, and excited to share a birthday card inspired by chocolate!  This card is not only fun and easy to make, but it also works for anyone and any age.  I'll be making a lot of these to give with cupcake gifts!

It's a tri-fold card, and each panel has a fun birthday element.

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The Scribble Square (cut out of dark chocolate brown and embossed with clear for a shiny finish) reminded me of when chefs create those cool designs on desserts out of chocolate.  This was the background to the Double Stitch Scallop that frames the Scribble Happy Birthday.  The words are cut in white to resemble frosting words on a cake.  I wanted the front to look very chocolatey, and I found that using different shades of brown really helped to create the look I was after.

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The card opens up to a 3/4 panel with candles.  I didn't have any candle dies, but the Picket Fence worked perfect!  I'll show how I made these in the video below.  

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The Ric Rac Stitches border die made a fun border to carry the chocolate cake/frosting theme along the top of the panel, and also gave it a nicely finished look.  I love the stitches.

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The candle panel opens up to a white panel and the adorable Frosted Cake completes the theme, along with some more scribbles.  Plenty of room for writing or a gift card.

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A lot of different dies are used for this card, and many different dies could be used in place of the dies I used.  I hope you are inspired to go through your stash and see which dies would make cute candles, frosting, and culinary masterpieces!    

Here's a video highlighting the process of making this card:

 

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