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43 posts categorized "Kim Singdahlsen"

Hugs and a Happy Fox
by Kim Singdahlsen

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At the beginning of the pandemic, I started sending cards every week to my almost 90-year old mother-in-law who stayed completely isolated in her home.  Although things have loosened up a bit since the beginning, I still send cards every two weeks.  That's a lot of cards but the interesting thing is, she never says a word about them, unless I send a card using any of the Whittles. Then she texts saying how much she loves my cards. Obviously she is as charmed by the Whittles as I am - so today's card was created for my next mailing to my MIL.

I started with the Scribble Daisy Heart Frame and added cardstock stripes behind it for the ground and the sky. The lower left scene is the Whittle Happy Fox then I thought he'd pop better with a dash of color so I put one of the Whittle Birds on his tail.  To complete the cheerful scene, I added some Whittle Sunshine and Whittle Clouds in the upper right corner.

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I created the sentiment using the Marzipan Alphabet. I love the look of this alphabet with the detail in the middle. 

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I think this cheerful card with those wonderful happy Whittle faces will be a highlight of her day when she gets it later this week.  I love that our hobby can be so fun to do and also so meaningful to the recipients of our cards!

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The Whittles definitely made this card special!Kim Floral Signature copy

 

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Birthday Fishes
by Kim Singdahlsen

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This "birthday fishes" card is to remind you that the challenge this month is "Happy Birthday".  Be sure to check it out and play along. It's fun; we all need birthday cards; and there's a prize for a random winner!

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When I was thinking about what to do for this challenge, it was at a point that both of my 20+-year old sons had birthdays.  The Whittles and the punny sentiments are such a great option for them.  I used the Whittle Fish trio and gave them a background with the Whittle Seascape. The sentiment is from the Whittle Sealife Sentiments and I used the Word Balloons to make them stand out.

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I gave my glittery fish a little pool of water by cutting the Whittle Seascape out of the middle of a white piece of paper, then also out of a gorgeous blue from the Fresh Aqua pad. I mounted both of them on another piece of the blue.  I adhered the fish and the word balloons some straight to the paper and some with dimensional adhesive. Then I used the Clear Fairy Drops for a few bubbles!

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Just an FYI if you want to try this - look closely at my third word balloon. I didn't have the right size for the sentiment with the curved part going in the direction of that yellow fish.   So I cut the curve off of the balloon that was the right size, then I used one of the balloons with the curve in the correction direction, cut out the curve  with enough left above it to adhere behind the first balloon. You can definitely see it - but I'm betting you didn't see it until I pointed it out!

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This was such a fun card to create! Of course, every time I get any Whittles out, I have to smile at their sweet faces. 

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Gilded Birthday
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Since the Poppystamps challenge for the month is "happy birthday" and since I had used up most of my birthday card stash while I was making Christmas cards, I definitely needed to focus on birthday cards. 

I love how this card came together because it was actually quite easy.  The detailed Gilded Plate is just one quick die cut .(FYI - it also fits on top of the Lattice Plate for a fabulous look that you can see in the samples in the online store but I chose to keep it plain and delicate.)  The Happy Birthday Poe Script is in one of my favorite fonts. The two together made a quick and easy card.

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I chose very neutral cardstock because I added a rainbow of gems from the Bright Jewels on each corner of the little squares and I wanted it to really stand out. Each gem has adhesive so it was a very easy job to plop them on the die cut.

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I kept the sentiment in white but I layered it on black (for a hint of a shadow) and then another layer of white for a stack of three. I really love this font - it works well on elegant cards but it also works well on fun and colorful cards.

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Be sure to check out the birthday challenge which will be open until the end of the month and includes a prize for a random winner!

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PSC#88 - Happy Birthday!

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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 the Poppystamps Challenge #87 Happy Holly Days is johnsopa

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

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#88 - Happy Birthday! Did  you know that the number one occasion most people send a card is to celebrate a BIRTHDAY?   It's always wonderful to reach into your stash and find just the right card.. and the best part of making your own is being able to personalize it for the recipient.  This month we're looking for all types of birthday projects for all ages!  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 first guest designer of 2022 - Jacquie Southas!   She's got a clean style with just the right amount of flair and she isn't afraid to try new things.  On her blog you'll find creations made with clean die cuts, watercolor, embossing, copic coloring and more!   

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Blog:  What Did I Do Today? 

Instagram: @jacquiesouthas


I'm a west coast girl who has slowly made her way south from northern BC to beautiful San Diego where I live with my family. Well, sort of, as we are reaching the stage where our son and daughter are starting to move on and out. As a lifelong crafter I have to keep my hands busy and paper crafting, especially card making, is my favorite way to create and stay out of trouble.

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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 January 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on February 1!!    

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

 

Snowflake Joy
by Kim Singdahlsen

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My card is to wish you Double Diamond Snowflake Joy!!!  (The card uses the Diamond Snowflake and the Double Joy dies - thus the Double Diamond Snowflake Joy!) 

The Diamond Snowflake is absolutely gorgeous. It includes two layers which could be used separately but I layered them, and then left the very tips unadhered so they had dimension. The inside of each snowflake is all about the beautiful pastel glitters in the in the Memory Box Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. There's amazing sparkle in these pads.

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The Double Joy is a large "joy" including an outline.  For my card I did the outline in glitter black and then did the inside in vellum so the snowflakes peeked through.

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Finally, as if all of that glitter wasn't enough, I added some clear crystals to frame the top and the bottom of the "joy". 

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The snowflake has so many potential uses.  I love this snowflake and I'm already thinking about thank you cards after Christmas.   I think I'll do the same layout but with a diecut thank you along the bottom or a sentiment stamped on a strip.

Wishing you "Double Diamond Snowflake Joy"!Kim Floral Signature copy

 

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Time to Sparkle
by Kim Singdahlsen

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It's still the season to send some sparkle!!  As I was looking through the fabulous products in the 2021 Holiday Release, the first thing that caught my eye that I just had to play with was the Wintertime Sentiments clear stamp set. I adore snowflakes and this set is all about the snowflake frame with fourteen different sentiments for the inside.  When I pulled it out, I was thinking elegant - maybe embossed with glitter powder or watercolored with sparkly blues.  But the next thing that caught my eye was the Whittle Friendly Snowman. And with that the card quickly came together!

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I wanted a slightly different look so I picked glitter paper for the stripes and for my friendly snowman's accessories in pinks, oranges and yellows instead of the traditional blues.  I did the stamp in white on black paper but added a few coordinating jewels in the centers.

The sentiment seemed just right for all of my sparkle, but this set has so many choices - from thank yous to "winter wishes" to "winter is warmer with you".  It's really an all-purpose winter set.

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After die-cutting the snowflake frame, I popped it with dimensional adhesive, then popped the snowman on top of that.  It's such a simple thing to do and gives a card that extra dimension that really catches the eye.

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I've already told you about how much I love the sentiment set and I can't forget the snowman.  As with all the Whittles, his expression just makes me happy. As I was cutting and stamping and adhering, he just sat on my desk and looked at me and made me smile.  Whittles are so much fun to work with!!  And this one definitely knows it's "time to sparkle"!Kim Floral Signature copy

 

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