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185 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

Morning Geraniums
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a card that features one of my favorite new Poppystamps dies, Brilliant Geraniums! Take a look!

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Growing up in Wisconsin, I would see big, bright, red geraniums EVERYWHERE! Stinky and sturdy, these hardy flowers were the harbingers of summer and could be found on Grandmas's porch, my parents' planters around the patio, and under the neighbor's mailbox. Their bold colors remind me of Americana in the Midwest, and carefree summer days when kids rode bicycles down the street without helmets until the streetlights came on. Imperfect and beautiful, up on the windowsill, the chipped ceramic geranium pot brought bright color all summer long.

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Creating the parts for your your own geranium pot is easy! Cut out your brightest red, your greenest green, and put them all together under the Grand Madison Window.

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I cut the Freestyle Hugs in bright red and white, and added a few Fairy Crystals for the finishing touch, and I have a wonderful summer memory saved on a card that's going to be sent to a dear friend of mine from my little home town in Wisconsin.

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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Surprise Kitty
by Michele K. Henderson

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Surprise! This little kitty has arrived and he is the hit of the party! Make your birthday cards pop with our brand new Floral Cake Pop Up Easel Set. These kits are so fun and easy to use, you'll find a reason to celebrate with a cake every day!

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I started with the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel Set and cut the background card panels in a crisp, bright white. I added the cake layers in a bright lavender, and topped off the tiers with vivid pink icing.

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I then cut an assortment of bright flower petals, centers, leaves, candles, and letters from the Floral Cake Pop Up easel Set, Marzipan Alphabet, and of course, Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit. I put it all together for something cheerful and fun.

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The Pop Up Easel collection cards look great no matter which way you choose to display them. 

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Celebrate Spring with Poppystamps New Challenge: Floral Fantasy
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends.

Spring is the perfect time of year to get your bloom on with our newest challenge from Poppystamps, Floral Fantasy! Our new dies make it so easy to create beautiful floral cards. Take a look!

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I started out with a crisp white card base, and added the Scalloped Stitch Frames a bit off-kilter, cut in a pale pink. The next step is to cut out the Spring Bunnies, Dandelion Stems, Orchard Leaves, Potpourri  Flower Set, and the Flower Field Corner in an assortment of colors. I stuck with a pretty pastel Spring color palette.

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Now comes the fun part! Create your Floral Fantasy by arranging your blooms any way you'd like. Make a falling waterfall effect, or a big bright bouquet. Add a lot or just a few. Once your flowers are all in place, add the finishing touches with Fairy Gemstones!

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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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Thank you so much for joining us today! We can't wait to see what you'll create!

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PSC#92 Floral Fantasy

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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 #91 Add Texture is Kathy Krug

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

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#92 Floral Fantasy - April Showers bring May Flowers and after a long winter we're all anxious to see sunny skies and watch the flowers grow!   Crafting is a sweet escape, so even when we can't have the real thing, we can make our own flower garden indoors on paper.  So show us your paper garden with flowers aplenty and of all varieties and hues of color!   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 May Guest - Kathy Pisupati who was selected by Janet after discovering her amazing cardmaking challenge on Instagram.   Kathy has a truly gifted way with combining good composition, great die cuts and wonderful colors to make beautiful cards. She always impresses with her makes!  

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Kathy Pisupati

Blog: Expressive Paper

Instagram:  @expressivepaper

As a graduate with a fine arts degree, I never really found a career that could fill my creative needs. I spent most of my time raising a family and in the travel industry as well education administration. Card making fulfills this need. While in college I could never decide what my “medium” was because I loved them all. Card making provides the opportunity to use multiple mediums. My cards are primarily created and given to organizations that share them with someone in need of a smile.

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Michele K.  Henderson

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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 May 29 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on June 1!!    

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

Springtime Hugs
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We've got longer days, more sunshine, and spring is right around the corner! I felt inspired to create a bright and airy elegant card in a super trendy color combination right now, dark navy blue, crisp white, and pale pink. Take a look!

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I started with a dark navy card base, and added the new Flower Field Frame in a bright, crisp white. This color combination feels so fresh and elegant, and reminds me of spring weddings and fancy affairs. I then cut the Freestyle Hugs in a bright pink and white, and placed it right in the middle.

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I then cut the Little Hummingbirds in a pale pink glitter paper, and finished all the flower centers with tiny Fairy Jewels in pale pink. Easy Breezy, with a fancy attention to details.

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This sweet card is perfect for so many occasions. How might it inspire YOU?

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Hello Spring
by Michele K. Henderson

 

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Hello Friends!

March has arrived, and I am feeling green! Thanks to these super sweet, fresh florals and frames from the newest Poppystamps collection, creating green, spring themed cards is a breeze! Take a look!

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I started with a pretty blue card base, and added the Double Diamond Lattice Plate in a bright white to really make it pop.

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The Flower Field Frame was cut in a lush lime, green, along with a bright assortment of green flowers from Potpourri Flower Set. I added the pretty Tall Curved Heart in a dark emerald green.

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Once all my bright flowers were in place, I added the Freestyle Hello cut in white and greenish teal. It feels so fresh! A few bright white butterflies from Butterfly Symphony added the finishing touch! How will these dazzling new floral dies inspire YOU?

 

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