105 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

06/20/2019

Thu 20

Patriotic Otters
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing an adorable summer CAS card with the Patriotic Otters! Aren't they sweet? Take a look!

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This is an easy breezy paper piecing card using the Whittle Otter and Heart Trio Showcase. Just cut out the otters and the squares and piece it all together, finishing with the Pointed Rectangle Frames. It's a fun way to add in a little patriotic color for the Fourth!

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! Come back tomorrow for even more great inspiration and ideas. 

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05/27/2019

Mon 27

Whittle Mouse Thank You
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Today I am sharing a sweet little Thank You card I put together with the cute little Whittle Mouse and the Dandelion Stem! Take a look!

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I started out by creating a card panel background with a few shades of blue and green Distress Oxide Inks sponged onto cardstock and splashed with water from a paintbrush. Then I cut a white Dandelion Stem, a white Simple Thank You, and two of the Whittle Mouse, one grey and one white. To add a pink nose, I just glued a tiny piece of pink paper to the back, then glued the mice and the Dandelion Stem onto my dry panel, framed with the Pointed Rectangle Frame.

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I love the sweet, simple message and the colorful imagery. It's perfect for a little note to a special friend too!

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We're thrilled you could drop by today and take a peek at the Whittle Mouse Thank You!

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05/16/2019

Thu 16

Art Deco Peacock
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

I am so happy that you have joined us here today! I have a project that I am really proud of, this beautiful Plumed Peacock and Deco Victor Square, all done in shiny foil paper. I love the crisp Art Deco look that emerged after I framed the Plumed Peacock inside the Deco Victor Square. Take a look!

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Arranging the Peacock in the frame is really quite easy, but the intricate paper piecing of the peacock and the details in the plumage is not for the faint of heart. Here's a little peek at this work in progress.

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I cut the peacock in multiple shades of foil paper in emerald green, teal, and royal blue, and then went to work fitting together the feathers and eyes with craft tweezers. Then I added the pieces of the frame that I wanted to shine, and finished it all with the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I hadn't realized how sleek and elegant the peacock looked until I saw it finished in the frame in the perfect Art Deco combination!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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04/28/2019

Sun 28

Springtime in the Jungle
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could join us today for a sweet and simple Springtime in the Jungle card, created with one of my favorite new whittle dies, Whittle Elephant!

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This cheerful card was easy breezy to make too! Cut out the Whittle Elephant in bright pink, and then cut the Tall Sketch Daisies in some of your favorite spring colors. Arrange the daisies to create a colorful jungle!

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Thank you so much for dropping by today!

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04/17/2019

Wed 17

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could stop by today, and take a look at this fun card I created for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! 

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I have a little kitty who LOVES to help me with everything I do, especially with my tiny garden that I have out on our apartment lanai. My kitty and my small space garden inspired me to create this card for our April Challenge. These "Whittle" animals that all came out this year are some of my very favorites, and today's Whittle Cat is sweetly checking out the Folk Watering Can filled with tiny flowers from the Spring Pot Shelves.

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To create this card, I started with some watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Oxide inks in shades of blues and greens, gently giving them a soft blend to look like an outdoor horizon. Then I splattered the paper with water and a paintbrush, which gives the inks these beautiful layers of color. Once the paper was completely dry, I then cut out the Pointed Rectangle Frame and the other cuts, and estimated where I wanted the horizon line to appear, then cut it out and adhered it to my white frame.

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I adhered that to my card base, then added all my die cuts, arranging the flowers and leaves from the Spring Pot Shelves into the Folk Watering Can, and adding the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and a few sequins. It's the perfect design for my small space inspired Blooming Garden card!

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you will create for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! Just use at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, then link up your creation to our  current challenge page on the right! What are you growing in your garden?

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you in the garden!

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04/12/2019

Fri 12

Spring Garden
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Poppystamps blog today, and welcome to the warm spring weather! Today, I am sharing a card I created that our gardening friends are going to love! I only used TWO dies, but with a little fussy cutting and trimming, these two dies can create a lush, detailed design!

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I started out by cutting out the Spring Pots Frame three times, in three shades of green, then I cut off the bottom row of pots and plants. Carefully layering my three cuts, so that little patches of green peek through, I then glues each layer down one at a time, creating a fresh spring green little arbor shape. Then I cut the tiny flower pots in different colors, and added the plants and leaves in different shades of green and purple. The cute Whittle Birds are resting on top! This tiny arbor scene is ready for Spring!

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you in the garden!

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04/01/2019

Mon 01

PSC#55 - Blooming Garden

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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 Spring Cleaning is Mac Mable

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Shona Chambers.

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#55 Blooming Garden - There's nothing like a walk in the garden to to bring you peace of mind and renew your love of life.  There's so much to discover as you take a turn about the park... beautiful flowers and foliage, sunshine to warm your face and a cool place to rest in the shade by the pond when you get tired.  You're not alone as butterflies flutter, bunnies scamper, and crickets chirp.  Show us what makes you happy, 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 April 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  May 1.   

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

03/25/2019

Mon 25

Folk Art Easter
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

This little Peek a Boo bunny is rolling ALL the eggs your way in this Easter card with the folksy feel! I used bright colors against a black background, inspired by some of my favorite Old World folk art. Take a look!

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By using a few layered pieces, you can create a colorful, intricate background that pairs with the detailed Folk Decorated Eggs perfectly. Working from the top down, lay the Double Stitch Square Frame face down, then the piece with the Pierced Finnegan Circle on top, and the background color square on top. Glue them all together and adhere it to your card base.

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Your layered stack does not need to be pretty or perfect, as long as it all fits together with no layers peeking through.

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To give the card a little dimension, I added tiny bits of pop dots to the Peek a Boo Bunny and the eggs, and arranged them on the card. Adorable!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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03/09/2019

Sat 09

Peek A Boo Bunny
by Michele K. Henderson

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Peek A Boo! I see Spring peeking around the corner, and with it, all the wonderful little animals and birds that love all the new shoots and sprouts in the garden! This little bunny has made his way into the greenhouse and he couldn't be cuter!

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Now he is ready to hop on over to your craft room! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, or on any post that features a prize that you'd like to win, and you might be randomly selected to win a prize during our Spring Blog Blitz!

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The Blog Blitz runs from March 2-14, with giveaways every day! The winners will be announced on this blog March 19!

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND . . .

1) Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!

2) Like each post you want to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12:00 midnight US EST March 17

 

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Thank you so much for playing along today! Good luck and keep those comments coming!

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02/27/2019

Wed 27

Hello Peeps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Peeps!

Are you ready for spring? I sure am ready to say hello to one of my favorite spring peeps with a bright and breezy greeting card! take a look!

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I just love the happy face on this sweet little Chick and Egg die cut! It pairs beautifully with the row of tulips from the Easter Chicks Clear Stamp and Die Set! Add a Big Luxe Hello and you are ready to welcome spring!

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I kept this card very CAS by starting with a card base and the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom, then stamped the tulips with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the tulips and leaves with copic markers. When they were completely dry, I cut out the tulip row with the matching die cut, which worked like a dream! I may not have mentioned this before, but I became a member of the Poppystamps design team because I honestly believe that Poppystamps are the best stamps and dies in the world! I am never disappointed with their amazing quality! 

Once your have all your cuts, adhere them onto your card base and pop them in the mail! Don't forget the envelope too! These cheerful spring tulips will brighten up any plain white envelope in just a few minutes!

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! We have more great inspiration and ideas to share, as well as this brand new release you have been seeing sneak peeks from all week! Come back for more!

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