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14 posts categorized "Just A Note"

Just a Note
by Tricia Barber

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Hello!  Tricia here with you today to share a card using the Nordic Crown Flower die.   I love clean and simple cards but I think you can step them up by adding something unexpected.  The unexpected on this card is the detail Nordic Flourish Background die cut out of white cardstock layered behind  the light blue vellum panel.  You can see more details in this next picture! 

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I die cut the Nordic Crown Flower from various blues and greens from my scrap pal.   I created three of these using all the die cuts!  I mixed my greens on the stem to add some variety.  The sentiment is from the Modest Greetings 1 Foil and Cut Die Set.   I added my flower with liquid adhesive but left the upper part of the stem not glued so that I could adjust the stem over the flower portion.   I added my sentiment with some foam tape. 

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Do you like to make clean and simple cards?  I hope that you will try something unexpected on your next card! 

 

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A Flock of Us!
by Rachel Duong

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Hi Friends! It's Rachel here to share an Autumn sky full of colorful birds in motion. I used the Poppystamps "Flock of Birds" and the "Whittle Field and Trees" dies to create this card. 

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Every night in my town 10 to 15 thousand crows migrate together to our college campus to spend the night in safety--a spectacular phenomenon! So of course when I saw these dies,  I immediately thought to make a card to reflect this fascinating ocurrence. 

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I began by die cutting many feathered friends using ink blended paper. I made piles for like pieces because there were so many. This die produces 7 birds, super awesome!

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Next I glued pieces I thought went well together. There are two pieces for each bird and there are a total of seven birds!

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I ink blended a gradient light blue sky with distress ink on a white A2 card front. Then I ink blended a strip of white paper in brown for the trees in the Poppystamps "Whittle Field and Trees". The fields, I watercolored in shades of green, yellow, and brown. 

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The sentiment "For You Poe Script" came out gorgeous in a teal pearl paper. I love it because it is just the right amount of shine. The curvy strip sentiment is stamped in brown from the Poppystamps "Christmas Banners" stamp and die set.

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I arranged my birds to look as natural as possible. As I glued pieces down, I overlapped a few pieces to give it dimension. After assembled, I added burlap string and Open Studio "Fairy Drops"  for texture  and balance to complete the card. The Fairy drops come in three sizes. These will go with any card because they are clear, yay!

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It was so relaxing making this card. I thoroughly enjoyed gluing the birds together. I know they will be a favorite and well loved on many cards. Have a fun day and I hope you get a few hours of crafty goodness in. Please let me know if you have any questions. I love to chat about Poppystamps card making!

Rachel Floral Signature

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Cherish every Kindness
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy friends! Nancy here, and I'm sharing a card today with several techniques, made simple with Poppystamps products.

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I used the new Deco Diamond Stencil Set for a background, and deepened my inking around the perimeter, while keeping the center light. I knew I wanted to add a stamped sentiment, and wanted the words to really shine. I loved the thought of kindness being like a fine flower, and that sweet thought needed to take center stage!

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As for the flowers to frame the sentiment, Petite Blooms, I thought would be the perfect choice. I gave the petals a bit of dimension with a foam board and sculpting tool, inked only the centers, and stacked them for fullness. Choosing a darker shade for the leaves really hi-lighted those white petals!

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There are so many new flowers to create with in the Poppystamp store, you should check them out!

Take care friends, and hope you're enjoying a flower-full spring!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

 

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Just a Note
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, I hope you are all happy and well.  Marybeth Lopez  here with you today with a soft yellow butterfly card. I used Poppystamps Teardrop Butterflies , they are so cute and just the right size to flutter out of the envelope.

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The sentiment is from Poppystamps Modest Greetings . Modest Greetings hot foil set, comes with 8 sentiments, that's a lot of choices . 

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I used watercolor cardstock for the main panel for some added texture. I think this one is from memory box . I have lots cut up and ready to go so I cant be sure. 

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For some of the layers on the butterfly I used a thick vellum cardstock, I cut many pieces out in a few shades of yellow then picked what I wanted as I created the panel.

The small vellum envelope is from Poppystamps Basic Junk Journal Set. So many die cuts out of that set to be used for things other than a junk journal.

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Thank you for taking time to stop by . I hope you can find some simple inspiration from this card. Crafting is a true blessing. 

God  Bless you.

 

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Just A Note Bouquet
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy Friday Poppy friends! I hope your presents are wrapped, your stockings are hung, and your cookies are frosted! As much as I love the holidays, I wanted to create a non-holiday card featuring a product from the new Valentines 2023 release. Have you seen it yet? Whenever a new release comes out, I love flipping through the Idea Book. It gives you wonderful ideas for projects, and you can see all of the new products in action. 

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Today, I am showcasing the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set. This is a new addition to the Poppystamps easel products and is so beautiful! I love, love flowers and I enjoy sending flowers too. These paper flowers will never wilt so they make the perfect gift.

This card was fairly easy to put together. Start by die cutting all of the pieces to make the easel and base. I die cut them from white cardstock. The short part of the card base with the little tab is the front. When assembling the easel, you add glue or scor tape to the little tab only. This ensures that the easel props up properly.

After die cutting the base pieces from white, I ink blended the vase with teal ink. I die cut the leaves, flowers, and flower centers from both light and dark cardstocks in the Fresh Aqua paper pad and Sunny Orange paper pad. I arranged and adhered all of the leaves and flowers together with liquid glue or foam tape for varied dimension. For the flower centers, I added a little ink blending for color variation and depth. 

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After adhering all of the flowers, I added sparkle with Fairy Sugar glitter glue. I added small drops of the Fairy Sugar in the color Sunlit Gold, which may be my favorite color in the glitter glue line. It added just the right amount of shine to my bouquet.

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To create a stopper for the easel, I hot foiled a sentiment in gold glimmer foil from the Modest Greetings 1 set on white cardstock. I positioned the sentiment and die cut it with the outline die so the curve of the sentiment matched the card.

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I adhered the sentiment with foam tape so it would catch the easel and added a few extra flowers underneath to carry the theme through. I eventually added more fairy sugar drops to the flower centers.

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I really like how this sweet card turned out. This design could be used for any occasion, all year round! Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday!! May all the joy of the season be yours. See you next time.

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Four Cards with the Fanciful Fall Leaves Die!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti, and I have four cards for you today! I love Fall and I love leaves, so when I had the die out, I couldn't stop die cutting away. I ended up with so many leaves, I made four cards, and I still have many leftover leaves that I can't wait to make more cards with!

 

The technique is pretty much the same for all these cards, just some little nuances here and there. The products I used are also pretty much the same, so I'll go ahead and list them here, and you'll also see them at the bottom of the blog post.

 

  1. 2493 Fanciful Fall Leaves craft die
  2. 2478 Scalloped Stitch Frames craft die
  3. 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die
  4. PSF802 Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die
  5. 2453 Freestyle Hugs craft die
  6. 2455 Freestyle Hello craft die

 

I started off by lining some of my usual 110 pound Neenah Solar White cardstock with some Deco Foil Toner Sheets by Therm O Web. You can actually use these directly, but I wanted the leaves to be sturdier / thicker, so I used the Neenah as the base. I took some Deco Foil Transfer sheets in the rainbow and the emerald watercolor colors, and ran it through my laminator with the toner sheets, and ended up with some foiled card stock. I die cut the Fanciful Fall leaves using this foiled card stock and cut a whole lot of leaves. (Note: Some leaves were also cut out using the technique from my previous post (i.e. foiling with adhesive sheets), I used this technique when I ran out of the Deco Foil Toner sheets). I recommend the technique in this post because the leaves have a smoother finish, and the deco foil doesn't get scrunched up when you use the toner sheets.

 

 

I used the Scalloped Stitched and the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames dies and cut out a number of frames with Neenah Solar White 110# card stock.

 

 

On the white cards, I picked out random scalloped frames that I cut out and placed them at various angles on my card base. Then, I took the foiled leaves and backed them with some foam tape for dimension. I scattered the leaves within the confines of some of the frames and cut the remaining ones off so that the card has a smooth finish. I added a sentiment to each card (i.e. the Hot Foiled "Just a Note", the Freestyle Hello, and the Freestyle Hugs). I scattered a plethora of jewels, pearls and rhinestones wherever I found some white space between the leaves, and that was it for the cards in white.

 

 

For the card in black - I used some 120# black card stock as my card base, and scattered the leaves everywhere. I didn't use the scalloped frames on this one. I topped it off with the Freestyle Hello sentiment and scattered jewels on this one and called it done!

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Let me know which one you liked most! I think mine was the "Just a Note" card. But I'd love to know your thoughts! Thank you for visiting! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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