159 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

02/15/2020

Sat 15

Birthday Money Envelopes
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here this weekend sharing an easy card to make with Poppystamp's Stitched Envelope craft die. The sentiment is also from Poppystamps: Peony Bouquet stamps set.

 

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I used white cardstock and then blended Distress Oxide ink . I used heavyweight 110 lb. cardstock. for the envelopes but next time I will use one not so heavy, because it won't be as bulky once the money is tucked in. No need for such heavyweight anyway. I found because of the oxide inks glue didn't adhere as well so I used very thin score tape. If you choose to just used colored paper no worry , you can use glue or tape.

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I folded the money and used a bone folder to help make it flatter. You can fold it, in a way that shows the amount but I had random amounts for the photo so I didn't chose to show the amount.

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I am not sure why the photo above is so faded and bright, on my phone and computer it's not. Sorry about that.

 

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This card will most likely go to my grandson, born on Leap year. Since this is a leap year and he is 16, he gets one envelope filled with money for each real birthday. Sometimes he says this will be his 4th birthday :) 

Thank you for the visit today and I hope you have a wonderful week filled with many blessing.

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02/08/2020

Sat 08

Love and Hearts
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there, Marybeth here today with a Pink Valentine card. I used Poppystamps Love die , the beautiful memory box 3D embossing folder, ( love this folder and I use it on many envelopes too! I also used some leftover hearts from one of my other cards , using the Banded Heart die and the tiny hearts are from the Heartscape Hill die.

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Jumping ahead, this card shows how I added shimmer ink all over the hearts and panel. You might see I stamped the heart on the O and then decided not to add anything to it, I covered it up with another layer of heart.

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I used all white paper for my card, all color comes from ink blending . I used the lighter pink for the large layer and the darker pink for the letters that go on top.

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Above is my card base, I wanted it to match the color die cuts, so I ink blended the outer edges only ( center won't show). I then placed the embossed panel on top of this base.

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I added a few drop of my favorite glue to adhere the top layer of the dies to the large outline.  I love these two soft pinks together! Don't you just love the LOVE outline die!!!

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I simply embossed my panel using the 3D folder then added all the beautiful Poppystamps dies .See how the panel looks like colored cardstock! Just ink blended around the edges.

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I think this will be a St. Valentine card but it could be used for many occasions. The card above this one shows more of how pretty the shimmer is. Thank you for the visit today , I hope you are enjoying a beautiful week .

God bless you .

 

 

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01/18/2020

Sat 18

Sending Hugs and Kisses
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy Weekend to you all! Marybeth here today with a card sending Hugs and Kisses ( this will go to on of my granddaughters ) I used the new Poppystamps Floral Lace Heart Split Border craft die along with Poppystamps  Valentine's Fun clear stamp.

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I blended ink just behind the heart, I kinda made a mask with the negative of this die , as you can see on the right side of the heart. When taken away, the only blended ink will be under the delicate heart, simply done with out making a mask. On the left side you don't have to worry because it will be covered up with the Floral Lace Heart Split Border

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See above, when the negative of the die is taken away all you see is the original watercolored panel.

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I love this 3D Embossing Folder from memory box called :Heart Bouquet EF1006 Heart Bouquet  . It's so easy to use ... place envelope in folder on top of one plate and run it through your die machine.

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After I was almost done with my card I decided to add two more layers to the top of my card, for more dimension.

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You cant really see in the photo but I also went over the lacy part of the heart and used a shimmer pen.

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I layered two sentiments on top of each other to create this , I wanted it to fill up the lower portion of the panel.

Thanks for the visit to day and God bless you.

 

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01/05/2020

Sun 05

Blog Blitz Continues
by Marybeth Lopez

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Happy New Year friends of Poppystamps and more! Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog Blitz , where you have a chance to win this : Banded Hearts craft die just by leaving a comment here on this post. 

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I cut many layers in quite a few colors to see what I wanted to use.

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I wanted to show you the fun leftovers of this die great for confetti and for shaker cards.

It's very simple to add a few dots on the back of the die to adhere to the base of your card.

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I layered my card base with a few colors adhered just a bit down from the layer before. 

I think this would be beautiful in all white as well for an anniversary card etc.

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The card above it the one that I layered three times , then added some Martha Stewart glitter to the centers. So many options for this beautiful Poppystamps die. The sentiment is from  Memory box : Valentine Fun CL489  I used the same stamp set for both cards.

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This card above it a bit more simple and so easy to make. One layer with a simple envelope using Poppystamps :Stitched Envelope craft die. I cut a piece of paper to fit inside then stamped the Hugs sentiments using Memory box clear stamp called: Valentine Fun Cl489 

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Here is a photo showing both side by side. Don't forget , all you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win Poppystamps Banded Hearts craft die.

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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12/13/2019

Fri 13

Noel by
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Are you all ready for Christmas.... Not me!!!  I think I will have most of my cards mailed by the time this post. I really needed a few more flat cards to mail , so I created this one using Poppystamps beautiful Festive Noel craft die.

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I had a hard deciding whether I wanted all white Noel or all red. I cut a few of the Noel die and played around with it. I thought I wanted all white but because of the stripes I felt like it needed the red to help ground it.

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It didn't take up much time to decide so still a fast card to get out before Christmas. Next year I have to make more cards that don't take up extra postage, this one will be perfect. I added some Glossy Accents to the red berries for a bit of extra dimension.

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I love using this memory box patterned paper . As you can see above this one die packs a bunch all into one.

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This is what I stamped on the inside of most of my cards.  I combined the stamps from Christmas Time I love the simple elegant way it fills the inside with a beautiful message.

I wanted to thank you all for your comments so often on my/our post, your kindness is heartwarming and I thank you.

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Thank you so much for the visit today. I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas ( if you celebrate) and a Peaceful New Year.  God Bless.

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12/06/2019

Fri 06

A Child is Born
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there ! Marybeth here today with an ink blended Christmas card from Poppystamps and using a Merry Christmas stencil from Memory box . The Stencil is called: Christmas Cursive Merry. I thought is was from last year but I was wrong sorry it's from 2014  #88578 You can make this card using any Christmas stencil you have .

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I sprayed the back side of my stencil with : Pixie Spray I think I bought mine on Amazon but many places sell it. I started out ink blending with Candied Apple and wanted a deeper red.

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I went over my stencil a second time using : Festive Berries

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Then one last time did the trick using Ruby red. I love that you can add to the card base with any color. This stencil is very detailed and so easy to do with a blending brush as pictured above. Now the fun part......

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Taking the stencil off! Without the spray to hold such a detailed stencil in place , it would be hard to have such a clean white image , I love how this turned out. I couldn't decide what color to frame my sentiment ( using the snow globe ) so the frame is cut 3 times and glued together. Then I added a bit of glue to add my two layer dove and olive branch . 

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My new and very favorite craft glue is : Art Glitter Adhesive.... It comes with a stainless tip and pin to keep the adhesive flowing freely and the tip is so fine . I love how precise this glue is. Many places sell that too , pretty sure I bought mine on amazon . No glitter in it it's just what it called.  I will share a picture of it on my blog. Here  

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I used the Snowglobe ,Christmas Time Stamps and Dove and Olive Branch from Poppystamps the patterned paper around the frame is from memory box Dashing Stripes and Dots.

Thank you so much for the visit today.  Hope I have inspired you in some small way and I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

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11/15/2019

Fri 15

Merry Christmas Tag
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello friends, Marybeth here today sharing a Christmas tag. As you can see below this beautiful: Poppystamps  Merry Christmas Flourish die is gorgeous on its own! I wanted to show you how it can be altered a bit, very simply.

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Since I wanted to add holly to the Christmas tag I decided to snip off the flourish part of the die, simply by cutting it off in a few places. I will also be making a few tags that are red and white without patterned paper and only the greeting.  This Merry Christmas die can fill up the whole large tag and still make a beautiful tag that can be mass produced, easily.

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I used the beautiful 6x6 paper pack from Memorybox. I turned my die so the plaid would be at an angle as shown in the photo above.

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I also used Double Stitch Tag dies form Poppystamps and the Holly Outline die. I love adding bells to most of my tags at Christmas. Kinda lets me know when someone might be taking a peek :)

For this tag I used the largest tag die my tag is about 3.5 by 5.3

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Hope you have fun creating what ever you like to make. Thanks for the visit today!

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11/04/2019

Mon 04

Holiday Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to the Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz! The design team will be showcasing some of the new, beautiful dies from the mini Holiday release. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win this beautiful and simple to use Snowglobe Kit Craft die

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First thing I did was use a blending brush with oxide inks , to make the background  sky. Then I splattered it with my shimmer pen.

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At first I was going to add the fun foam to the back of each snow drift ,then decided to only add it to the largest one so not to have it too thick.

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I used the circle die to trace a circle just a bit bigger than the inside of the snow globe. I layered the outer frame die about 3 or 4 times. I used craft store fine glitter paper for the snow drifts, then added a bit of chunky glitter, for more snow.

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I colored all my paper with Copic markers.  The trees are made from the Holly Outline Die from Poppystamps . So excited that Memory box will now carry patterned paper !!!! For the snowy backdrop to this card I used Dashing Holiday 6x6 paper pack. I just love those playful deer from last year , I will probably use them every Christmas.

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Don't for get for a chance to win the Snowglobe Kit Craft die just leave a comment for a chance to win.

Take Care!

 

Copied from Jeanne:  The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 2-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

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One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on November 22.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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10/26/2019

Sat 26

Mistletoe and Plaid
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello , Marybeth here today with a simple Poppystamps card, easy for mailing. Once I figured out my design I decided this flat card would be easy to make many and simple to send. I love the red and white Christmas design. Memory box now sells 6X6 paper packs ( so excited ) I chose the red and white plaid paper from the pack to add behind my mistletoe from panel (Dashing Holiday pp1001)

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I folded my card base then opened it up and placed the die where I wanted it and ran it through my die-cutting machine. Then I simply cut a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece of patterned paper and placed behind the top of the card.

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I turned it over and added clear tape and some glue for the tiny pieces.

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I for the berries I used Poppystamps Holly Outline from last year , you could use anything round or even a hole punch.

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As you can see in this top picture I decided to add a few more white berries so that it was either, a group of one ore three.

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The sentiment set is from also from last year, I love the font and longer narrow alignment of it. It worked well for this card. I lined my envelope with red cardstock to add a bit more detail when opening the card. Looks simple with lots of love and blessing for Christmas.

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10/03/2019

Thu 03

Fall Cottage Window
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and happy fall to you all! I enjoyed creating this card in the very wee hours of the morning. 

I used Poppystamps Dies :Cottage Window, Maple Trio, Autumn Leaf Set and Doodle Happy Birthday.

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I die cut and colored many leaves with the Peerless watercolor sheets and water pen. I just wipe the water pen  off in between colors on a baby wipe.

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I am letting you see the not so nice side of my card. For this one I just added some score tape to the back of the window ,when turned over I could see my leaf placement as I went along.

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 Sharing some more not so pretty side of the card showing you how I added my fun / craft foam. Once turned over I added a few more leaves here and there and added the window frame back in the opening and then added the shutters.

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I added the main watercolored panel to the front of my card base . I first added the birthday die using soft stone cardstock I decided I wanted it to be in white , so it wouldn't  take away from the window .

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Here is a close up of the layered leaves, under the frame.


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I am pleasantly pleased with how this card ended up, hope you like it too.

Take care.

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