7 posts categorized "Love/Valentine"

02/20/2019

Wed 20

With Love
by Donna Peachey

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Have you seen the Poppystamps Challenge for this month?

It's all about 'Love'.  In fact, 'Love Me Do' is the theme.

So whether it's an engagement, a wedding, an anniversary...  or any other 'Love' theme you can think of, we would love to see your design.

Will you be playing along?

I do hope so!  There is still time.

Here's how my 'Love' themed card was made...

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I've started off by using the middle sized Pinpoint Hearts craft die.

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To add the slightest hint of a background I've used a few of the die cuts from the Little Kindness set as stencils.

Be very gentle adding the ink.  (I used a finger dauber).  You want just the smallest amount to add a hint of a design to the background.

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Then I've inked up some stamping card using a gorgeous shade of pink liquid watercolour...  and once dry, cut out both sizes of Whittle Hearts.

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Next comes the stamping (heat embossed).  Isn't this just the cutest little stamp set?

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This Gentle Hearts die is really so versatile.  (It's just been discontinued this week, so if it was on your 'wish list' now's the time to get scouring the shops as some may still have it in stock).  I've simply cut it from a strip of black card and distressed the edges.

Notice that I've cut it ever so slightly wider than the width of the card base?

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You'll need these two flowers (cut twice as shown) from the Tall Sketch Daisies set.  Glue them together to create a little dimension. 

Then, using the same grey card, cut out two sets of the Birdsong Mini Corner (see supplies if you aren't sure what this die looks like).  You'll be cutting these corners in half as you only need the mini branch with two leaves on.

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Assemble the card as shown (you'll need to trim down the flower stems), adding one tiny gem and one black heart...  then spray with silver glitter varnish.

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I know glitter varnish can be hard to see on a photo.  Hope this close up helps!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by today.

Oh, and to save you looking here's a quick reminder...

You have until 12 am US EST on February 26th to link up your design to the challenge blog.

We can't wait to see what you make!

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02/10/2019

Sun 10

Hearts and Cupcakes
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I have a confession to make.. I'm addicted to sweets!   It's not unusual for Mr. J to surprise me with a cupcake from the bakery,  and I'm totally ok with a box of my favorite candies for Valentine's Day.  That's one way to get on my good side! LOL!! 
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The base of the card is a simple white card stock panel that was cut with the Pinpoint Hearts dies.  There are three dies in the set.   I have a magnetic cutting plate that keeps the die s from shifting when I cut, so I cut all three with one pass of my die cut machine.  You can also tape the dies in place to secure them when cutting.
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 The pinpoint hearts are embellished with smaller hearts cut with the Heart Trio Showcase die.  This die has different sized hearts that I cut from pink and red cardstock.
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For the sentiment I stamped "Sending My" from the Sentiments of Love stamp set, and added a Big Luxe Love Die Cut in purple.  
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And my favorite part.. the Whittle Cupcakes!  I love the stitching and of course the swirly frosting tops! 

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Wishing love and sweet things today and every day!

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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02/09/2019

Sat 09

Love Love Love
by Nancy Penir

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With Valentines right around the corner, it's crunch time for valentine cards. I'm on the Poppy blog today with 2 quick and easy cards made with the Seed Love Collage die. 

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I die cut the Love image 3 times on a 4 1/4 x 4 3/4" white cardstock. With 3 pieces of of glitter card stock cut: top and bottom 2 x 4 1/4" and middle: 4 1/2 x 1 1/2". I used up some scrap glitter paper I had, but you could use all one color. 

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With a couple of gemstones placed in the middle of the heart, the card's complete. 

Loved this look with the triple cut seed die so much, I quickly did another card.

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This one, with Valentine colors, super simple, with a Big Bang! Each love strip cut 1 7/8" wide.

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And I added the Doodle Happy Valentines cut from white cardstock. 

Love it when a card comes together easily! And don't you just love, love, LOVE the sweet seed heart? 

Happy Valentines Day Poppy Peeps!

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02/08/2019

Fri 08

CAS Friendship Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a CAS friendship card that could also easily be made into a Valentine's card as well.  I used the new Tumbled Heart Balloon Collage and the Whittle Elephant dies along with the Love and Friendship stamp set all from the new 2019 Valentine release.

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Seriously, how cute is this whittle elephant?

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I filled the hearts in the balloon die with microbeads.

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Want to know how I created my card? Below is my video tutorial showing exactly how I did it.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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02/05/2019

Tue 05

Beautiful Love Die and Alcohol Inks
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy February to you all! I have a new technique ( For Me) that I am using today. I recently learned about Alcohol Ink watching a video 

by .  Jennifer McGuire I highly recommend you visit her blog and the link I gave you to see how to do this. It was so new to me that I forgot to take pictures as I was making the papers.

All the dies I used are from Poppystamps : Whittle Mouse, Simple Thinking of  You and the beautiful Seed Love Collage I layered the Love die twice for a bit more dimension.

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Above and below is a picture of one of the papers I created using Alcohol inks, each one will be  different, just play with it. I ended up adding alcohol to my glass work surface , I had lots of leftover ink on the glass . I turned my Yupo paper( the ink moves around on this paper) over and placed it on the drips from the first paper with ink, that's  how I ended up with a very soft look to my card and no wasted inks.

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If you are interested in learning please go to the pro.... Jennifer McGuire.... Linked for you above. It's way more fun that I thought but it is a bit messy.

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I sure had fun making the background of this card and I love the added gold shimmer.  Poppystamps dies toped this card oh so many choices to make, I wanted to keep the dies white so they would stand out on the inked paper. 

Thank you for the visit today . I hope you have a crafty day my friends.

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02/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#53 - Love Me Do!

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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 Starry Night is Sunny's Craft

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

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#53 - Love Me Do!   Love is in the air!  We're looking for projects with a love theme including but not limited to Valentine's Day, Wedding and Anniversary.  Entries are not limited to cards, we'd love to see tags, decorations and more!  Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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.

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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 February 26 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  March 1.   

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

01/30/2019

Wed 30

I Otter Love Ya
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us today! These sweet little otters are swimming by to wish us all a very Happy Valentine's Day! I think this Whittle Otter  is my very favorite from our entire new release! I started out with a blended ink background made from distressed oxide inks, then splattered with water to create these swirling droplets of color. You can either imagine the otters floating by on their backs, or swimming to to the surface with goodies in their paws. If you are a fan the sea otters of the West Coast, or the sleek River Otters that we have here in Florida, then you are going to love these cuties!

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One otter is holding the small Whittle Heart, and one otter is holding the tops from the Dandelion Stem, which look like tiny, artsy sea urchins! Perhaps it is a gift for his sweet Valentine?

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Thank you all so much for dropping by today!

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