22 posts categorized "Lisa Elton"

Not Too Spooky
By Lisa Elton

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There's a pretty little new pop up house in the Poppystamps neighborhood! I've dolled it up with sage green and gray for you today.

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The warm glow in the windows comes from yellow cardstock with an overlay of vellum. 

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She's pretty, but she looks kind of bare. Lets jazz her up, shall we!

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The house is flanked with trees trimmed out from the Soaring Tree Frame. The leaves were colored with Copics. I added lots of "not too spooky" ghosts (in fact they're pretty darn cute!) and a pair of smiling jack-o-lanterns.

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Do you see those little scallops in the bottom windows? They came from the tree frame too!

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It wouldn't be Halloween without a big yellow moon and some clouds! I wouldn't mind trick or treating at this house, though. How about you?

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Just For You
by Lisa Elton

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Hello sweet poppy peeps! I'm here today to remind you there's still time to play along in our Old School challenge! We all love creating with dies, right? Reach into your stash for those Poppystamps dies (and/or stamps!) then mix it up with some fun old school techniques or items. You have a chance to win a $20 gift card. One random winner is selected each month!

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My card began with this leftover smooshed panel. It was the perfect size for the Leafy Branch Oval.

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My next step was to cut the beautiful Harvest Oval frame using mirror paper. I popped in a light aqua panel then topped it with polka dot vellum.

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I dug deep into my stash to find just the right brad to add a foiled sentiment strip. I haven't used a brad in years! I remember my late sister-in-law and I buying  them on crafty shopping trips. She would say "You get those and I'll get these." Then when we got to the car we would open the packages and split them in half to share the fun with each other! Ahhh, memories!

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I hope you enjoyed my old school project today and that I've inspired you to join us this month. After all, I created this one just for you!




For You
by Lisa Elton

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I have a whole lot of sparkle for you today! The Glitzy Glitter Pad had the perfect colors I needed to created this autumn card.

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Everything was cut from glitter paper with the exception of the scallop layer. I used vellum here to add a touch of softness and to give the look of a foggy misty moon.

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Glitter paper is a bit thicker than regular cardstock, so I ran the leaves through my die cut machine a few times to get a deep impression of their veins.  There's a nice outline left after cutting the Cat Collage that would allow you to trim the cat out for layering, adding multiples or simply different positioning.

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I think the flourishes on this lovely sentiment font play well with the long curved cat tail. 

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This would make wonderful autumn birthday card with all of it's festive glitter. Or perhaps an elegant Halloween card. Either way, I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for visiting Poppystamps today!

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PSC#108 Old School

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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 Challenge #107 Clean and Simple is SSchmidt


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

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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!


PSC#108 Old School - This month we're going back to basics!  We want you to go "Old School" and dust off some crafty supplies you haven't used in a while or bring back a technique that used to be more popular like "smooshing" and "kiss" stamping.  Maybe you have some old brads, eyelets, buttons or ribbon you can add to a design!  Alternately this challenge can be a "back to school" encouragement or thanks for a student or your favorite teacher.   

We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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 September Guest Karen Letchworth selected by Jeanne this time.  I'm impressed with Karen's designs because she has such a a great sense of style!  Each of her designs is a unique and beautiful one of a kind with great details like the addition of felt, ribbon, twine or other embellishment that make each one extra special.   I love that she's not afraid to take chances and I sort of feel like she can do it all.. coloring, layering, die cutting.. you name it! 


Karen Letchworth

Blog: My Cup Runneth Over

Instagram : @karenletchworth

My name is Karen Letchworth, and I'm delighted to be the Guest Designer this month for Poppystamps  I started crafting as a child by keeping a scrapbook, learning hand embroidery, knitting, crocheting, and finally.....scrapbooking and card-making.  I've been doing this now for more years than I can count.    I do hope you'll pick up some FAB Poppystamps products and com play along in these fun challenges.  You're always welcome to visit my blog, My Cup Runneth Over, as well.  Whatever you're doing, I hope you're creating something beautiful. 

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

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



You are Truly Wonderful
by Lisa Elton

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I have placed a pot of geraniums on our front porch every summer for as long as I can remember. With the exception of a couple of years, they have always been red.  

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The Brilliant Geraniums dies helped me to recreate those flowers to share with you today.

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Just a few passes throught the die cut machine gives you all of the petals you need to put together pretty layered blooms.  A little drop of glue in the center of each layer allows you to lift the petals to give them fullness. The perfect spot for a butterfly to land!

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My geraniums and butterflies were added to an inked woodgrain panel. The center was cut with an oval die from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel set. That set had just the butterflies I needed to top off my card. They're cut from Mirror Paper. Once again glued only at their centers so I could lift their fancy wings!

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The leaves were colored with Copics on green cardstock then I used the colorless blender to give them a more natural look. I didn't do anything extra to the geranium petals because, honestly, they look just like the ones one our porch... a deep beautiful red!

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Miss Mew
by Lisa Elton

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Hi there! I'm here today sharing a few of the new release products now available in the shop! The Whittle Purring and Napping Cats are so cute!

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This sweet feline is 'purrfectly' happy nestled into the new Large Stitched Envelope smelling all the bejeweled flowers. I cut her from vanilla cardstock then added her markings.

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Her brother, just as cute, tucked himself behind a large flower for a quick cat nap! This punny sentiment is part of the previously released Whittle Adorable Kitty set.

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The envelope die set comes with two sweet little postage dies. The cats are sold separately, but you know you'll want them both!

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When I designed this card I hadn't planned on using a frame. It needed a touch of oomph so I added the Scalloped Stitch Frame.  Cutting it from the same vanilla cardstock used on the card base gave it just what it need without distracting from the focal images.

Pop over to the shop to check out the other new release items. I have a feeling this sweet pair (and a few other goodies!) will be going into your cart!

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