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20 posts categorized "Leaves"

Gold Tipped Fall Leaves
by Janet Katz

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Check out Poppystamps' Instagram reel or Facebook post today to see a video of how this card was made.
 
I'm utterly smitten with the Fanciful Fall Leaves die set. Today, I decided to show them off against a background of Distress ink.
 
To make the background, I used Distress inkpads and sprays with the ink smooshing technique on 140lb watercolor paper. I started with a 6" x 7" piece and cut it down to the 4" x 5.25" portion I liked the most.
 
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Since the die cuts themselves have such great etched detail, I began by cutting them from the same watercolor paper.
 
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I took each die cut and rubbed it across an embossing ink pad to coat the tips. For the acorns, I used an embossing ink pen. Then, I dipped the leaves and acorns into gold embossing powder and heat embossed each.
 
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I used a circle punch to cut out a 2.5" circle from a soft blue-green cardstock. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes Stamp set onto brown cardstock with black ink. I used the label die cut that comes with the stamp set to cut out the sentiment.
 
I made a thread nest using some light brown thread. Finally, I layered it all together beginning with the inky background on top of blue-green cardstock. I placed 3 leaves under my circle and then glued my thread nest on top. I glued together 7 gold-tipped leaves and adhered them to the circle. Next, I adhered the sentiment down over the leaves with foam adhesive. Finally, I added two little acorns onto the sentiment.
 
Try showing off some of our great etched die shapes with plain light cardstock over an exciting background. Happy crafting!
 
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Spooky Boo
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

It's the season of spooky boos, and an I have a cute one to share with you today! Take a look!

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I started with a white card base and a blue-black background for this sweet little spider to drop by for a friendly little boo. The spider is from our newest die sets, Whittle Creatures, and he is perfect for a fun Halloween scare. I added the Reeded Deco Curve in crisp white, and cut an assortment of leaves and acorns from Fanciful Fall Leaves, Maple Symphony, and Adrianna Square.

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A fun fall card needs a few spooky creatures too, so I added a piece from the Jack O Lantern Frame, and the Whittle Mouse! Really, these guys are ALL too cute to spook, right?

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Arrange everything all together and you've got a bright and spooky fall scene. I love to create seasonal cards that feature fresh color palettes, like this midnight blue and rich rusts, browns, and golds. It's a little different from the bright pumpkin oranges and purples, but I like it. What new color palettes would you like to experiment with for your own Spooky Boo?

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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A Spooky Trick-or-Treat Tag
by Janet Katz

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Here's a reminder to enter our September Challenge of Anything Goes. As long as your entry includes a Poppystamps die or stamp, you can enter anything you like including a tag, scrapbook page, card or something else to have a chance at winning this month's gift card to our store.
 
While the temperatures are just barely inching down where I live (Texas), I'm in full-on fall and Halloween mode with my crafting. Poppystamps latest release is ideal for cards, scrapbook pages, and treat bags too. I started my little ghostly tag using some colored kraft cardstock. I cut it into a tag shape that is about 3" x 6". Next, I found the ideal fall plaid paper in my Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I had a special blade on my paper trimmer so I cut one piece with a scalloped edge and adhered that to the top of the tag. I sanded the green tag with a sanding block to reveal the kraft cardstock below the color to give it a more distressed look.
 
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I used Poppystamps' newest Halloween Assemblage die set to cut the ghost from heavy white cardstock and the spiderweb from a sheet of black glitter paper from the Memory Box Festive Glitter Pad. I put a small piece of green cardstock behind the ghost to give it green eyes. I also used a very pale grey alcohol ink marker down the right side of the ghost to give it a little depth. I used the cauldron from the Poppystamps' Whittle Witch die set cut from orange glitter paper in the same glitter pad. I trimmed off the feet and the handles to make it look like a trick-or-treat bucket. I adhered the spider web to a kraft-colored doily I got from the party section of my local hobby store. Then I used foam adhesive to adhere the ghost and the bucket. I adhered all this to the tag. I added some old alphabet letters to the bottom of the tag to spell out "trick or treat."
 
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At the top, I punched out a reinforcer from my black glitter cardstock. I used Poppystamps' Fanciful Fall Leaves die set (a new favorite of mine) to cut two leaves from brown and a deep rust cardstock. Then I cut acorns from the same orange glitter cardstock. I clustered these items along with three Autumn Fairy Crystals and glued them to the top left of the tag and added a piece of hemp twine to finish it off.
 
I hope you're taking some time for some autumn or almost-autumn crafting today. You deserve it.
 

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Glamour Ghouls
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Craft Friends and Glamor Ghouls!

Today I am sharing a bright and cheerful card for all of us glamorous Halloween loving folks out there. Check it out!

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I used bright, eye-popping colors to create an Autumn design to make you smile. I started with a bright green card base, then cut a pile of colorful leaves from the newly released Fanciful Fall Leaves. I also cut a few leaves from Maple Symphony and Orchard Leaves. I cut the Ragged Daisy out of pale yellow and black and as little nod to the end of the Summer.

The Witches Shoe was the fun part. I cut the show out of shiny black paper, which makes the shoe look like patent black leather. I added the trim and buckle in purple and gold glitter paper, and assembled it all together with a colorful shoe bouquet.

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Once the shoe and leaves were assembled, I added the sweet little ghost from Whittle Creatures, and the hat, broom, and cauldron from Whittle Witch. A little bit of BOO for a little tiny shoe! I finished with a few pink, yellow and green Fairy Jewels.

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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Two Birthday Cards, One Pinpoint Frame
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello, happy September to you all. Marybeth Lopez  here with you today , sharing two cards made with the same dies. 

I used the Poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame ,Fanciful Fall Leaves ,.

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I love using the cut out for the beautiful foiled : Happy Birthday die, from the set called : Birthday Wishes Poe Script. I make many at the same time when I have my hot foil machine out .

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I used Water color paper from Open Studio  300GSM For all the leaves. I wanted a soft look not to compete with the background . I added foil acorns all from the same set called : Fanciful Fall Leaves. I added foam under the Happy Birthday to raise it up and then glued the leave tucked under.

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I also made a bluish gray card to have on had for a guy card and just die cut the sentiment twice and then glued together, I love the simplicity of this one and I think its a perfect masculine card.

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I used the Sunny Orange Collection for this card from memory box : SP1002

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Thanks for the visit today. I hope you are all having a nice week.

 

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2510 Penelope Pinpoint Frame
2493 Fanciful Fall Leaves
Psf807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies
 
Fp1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack
Sp1002 Sunny Orange 6x6 pack

You Are the Sweetest
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and welcome! Nancy here, and I have one last summer card for you, before pumpkin season takes over. 

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I have geraniums in my garden, do you? Our extreme dry heat takes them out in late summer, so I couldn't find one plant blooming, to post a picture of their beauty for you. Their thick lush leaves grow together blanketing the soil, and the flowers grow high on sturdy stems. I wanted to capture that for my card.

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All pieces were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked. That way I could assemble the blooms from deeply inked to pale.

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The sentiment is black embossed onto clear cardstock. Be sure to use heat resistant clear cardstock so the heat doesn't warp it.

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Layered and dimensional, I will certainly handmake a custom envelope. 

Are your cards taking a turn toward autumn? Sometimes saying goodby to summers bright colors is bittersweet. At least my cards are still blooming! Have a wonderful week!

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