185 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

Foil & Cut Sentiments
by Nancy Penir

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Good Sunday morning to you! I have a two-fer set of cards for you, showcasing the fabulous new Foil & Cut sentiments in the shop now.


Clearly the star of my card, the Big Bold sentiment, foiled and perfectly die cut, framed by posies and scallop frame.

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I foiled the sentiment in red foil onto pink cardstock, then positioned my die over the words and voila! Perfectly cut. I added foam to the back before adding it to my heart foiled background panel.

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Posies were sponge inked on the edges, and glued to vellum cuts. So many new layered flower dies out now, fun to add, and great to combine on cards.


The red, Big Hugs card is a valentine and already in the mail! 

Foiling is so hot right now, and clearly makes a bright happy statement on a card. Hope this gave you some ideas for your next foiled card! 

Be well, sweet friends!

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For You
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and welcome. It's the season of love, and I'm here reminding you Poppy has some love-ly new dies to grace your cards and tags.


The centerpiece of my card features a striking white and red heart, with layered blooms and die cut sentiment. My blooms are from the new Floral Vase Pop Up.


I started by foiling shimmer cardstock, and die cutting all my elements. I stuck to mostly Valentine colors: red, pink and white.

And I used shimmery and glittered cardstock.

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I hope the recipient feels the love when he/she receives this card! And I hope you are inspired to put some bling on your Valentines!


Happy Valentines!

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PSC#101 Me & You

Challenge Badge

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 #100 "Let It Snow" is Becca Yahrling!


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

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!


PSC#101 Me & You!  What's better than time spent with your favorite person?  I mean besides making!  Nothing right?   This month we want you to show us some love - perhaps a Valentine, or something that celebrates the things that  you and your sweetie love to do together.  Projects don't have to be to a significant other, love comes in all shapes and sizes and everyone enjoys being loved and appreciated.  You'er not limited to making cards.  We welcome home decor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  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 February guest designer selected and introduced by Nancy on our Design Team.  Colleen became a friend during a stay at the Craft house in Kansas.  I came to love her joy for crafting and her faith in our Lord! She is so talented, and introduced me to some wonderful products (I know, dangerous crafty friends!), and we have kept in touch ever since. I know you'll enjoy her beautiful card, and be sure to send her some love!

ColleenColleen Foelker

Blog:  One Smile Lifts a Spirit

Instagram: @colleenfoelker

Hi, I am Colleen and I live in Oregon with my husband of 51 years! I have two daughters, one lives next door to me with 4 children (21-19-15–2 years!) and the other daughter lives 1 ½ miles from me with 3 children (23-15-13) I love making cards and mailing them to family and friends. I sell the cards to my bible study ladies and donate all the money to good causes. This year I was able to purchase 21 winter coats for children ages 3 – 14 along with knitted hats and gloves for them. I am so thankful I can provide the cards and then give back to others. I am blessed and I have met so many wonderful friends through this community of card makers. It has enriched my life and blessed me more than I ever imagined! 

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!



A Thank You from the Heart
by Nancy Penir

Have you seen the new Foil Plates in the Poppystamps store? Hi and welcome to my post today. I'm smitten with the Leaf and Tendril Foil Craft Plate. Keep reading and you'll see why.

DSC_0259_wmI made a thank you card with a panel done with the foil plate, using a silvery foil onto Memory Box's pink cardstock, (By the way, if you haven't checked out the 110 lb. cardstock color packs, when you're done reading this post, run right over to MB and shop!)


I paired my bright and blingy card base with glitter and mirror cardstock die cuts. And added a vellum heart behind the sentiment.


I love how the foil plays with any color it's near!


I added a contrasting teal shimmer cardstock to the leaves and paper pieced my framed heart. 

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While  my foil machine was out, I played with foiling on other colors as well. Wanted you to see how beautiful they all turned out. Love having them on hand for future projects!

Take care my friends. Hope you enjoyed today's post, and hope you'll check out all the foil plates in the Poppystamps shop!

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Sending Love.
by Nancy Penir


Happy New Year, and welcome. A new year brings new holidays and Poppystamps has some new sets in the shop for Valentines.


One of my  favorites is the new Vintage Scalloped Heart die set. A lovely 2 piece set that resembles a sweet box of chocolates when put together.


The sentiment 'Sending Love' is another of the new dies, and. look how perfect it fit within the heart.


I didn't want my background to compete with the gorgeous heart, so I stenciled a panel is pale pinks, and to dull it even more, edged and added more pink with my ink blending brush.


This is a technique I love to do. It adds textural interest but doesn't overpower the main focal point.


I'd love to know what you think of the newest heart die set. Let me know in the comment section.


Hope you enjoyed today's post, and hope your New Year is off to a great crafty start!

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by Nancy Penir


Christmas Greetings to all!  Do you need a fun last minute holiday card? I have a shaker for you today.


The new Stacked Joy die cuts all 3 letters of the word Joy together. I die cut once in gold and 5 times in black. Be sure and keep the center of the letter 'O'. You won't need the black.


I used the top gold die cut and glued it to clear card stock before fussy cutting around each letter. 


The finished shaker is filled with tiny sequins, and the gold with the clear cardstock is glued over the frame.


I hope you enjoyed today's simpler card. I think any shaker is a joy for the recipient, don't you? Have a great holiday week!

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