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You're Fintastic
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and today I'm showcasing some of the new Whittles dies. So keep scrolling for an under-the-sea adventure!

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The newest from Poppystamps includes a sentiment stampset that perfectly coordinates with the new Whittle critters, including these sea creatures. And don't you love the new speech bubbles? New to the MB shop are the Fairy Bubbles, from Open Studio with adhesive on the back so there's no glue cleanup! Love it!

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I die cut all my critter goodies from white card stock, and inked them with Distress Oxide, before assembling my sea scene.

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The star of the show is the seahorse, gold embossed and glittered. She's the birthday girl, and knows it! 

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As you can see, I popped out her fin a bit, and gold embossed it as well.

Hope you enjoyed the underwater adventure today. I've listed all the items used on this card below. Have a wonderful weekend!

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You Goat This
by Nancy Penir

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Welcome Poppy Friends! Have you tried an Easel Card yet? Poppy's newest is the cutest barn. 

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Everything you need to make a pop up easel card is included in the set. What you can do with it, well, take a look at this 'farm girl's' barn with some of the new Whittles.

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Oh yes, a chicken with eggs, a cow and a goat. This card lets you know the goat is a party animal!

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And don't forget the chicks!

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I used a bit of moss over the top window, and nestled the hen with eggs in the 'hay'.

Here's a tip to doing the barn. I ran it through once, and then again with my emboss rubber to get the deep impressions of the wood siding. Then inked it to look weathered.

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The easel becomes flat and fits an A2 envelope perfectly.

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The Whittle family is growing! Check back often to see the newest.

Thanks for visiting today, hope it brought you a smile!

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Notecard Set
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! I am sharing a notecard set, something I like to keep on hand for gift giving.

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I keep them simple, with touches of handmade goodness. Usually sets of 4 or 6, and always with matching envelopes. 

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The notecards are 3 1/2 x 5 (A1), and I fit them opened, into my Misti fitted with a bar so I can stamp them assemble line.

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I chose copics to color my blooms. Above are the colors I used. Soft and pastel. An easy night while watching TV. You could use any medium. I've done this with watercolors, pencils, or even foam daubers and ink.

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My die cuts stand out against the floral blooms, but still flat enough to go through the mail.

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A set of 4, tied with a ribbon, added to a basket of baked goods... might just give this to a new neighbor down the street.

So many stamps sets to choose from in the  Memory Box Open Studio store. The dies are Poppystamps, and the links below with take you to the item. 

Hope your weekend is full of crafty goodness! 

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Wishes and Washi by Nancy Penir

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Well hello and welcome. Nancy here, and I'm sharing a card made with Poppystamps' Diamond Sentiments stamp and die set.

I have the shop link below, and I think you'll find plenty of sentiments included in the set to fit many occasions. Here's an easy way to use the set. 

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Memory Box's Open Studio has several extra wide Washi tapes that are perfect for creating quick and easy backgrounds. This luscious floral instantly and easily covers a card base. I added a layer of yellow vellum (Hobby Lobby), allowing my die cut to take center stage on the card.

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The stamp is a large one, nearly covering an A2 sized panel. I decided to give it bling, and gold embossed the image, before cutting it out.

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Next, to color and add the sentiment. So many sentiments included with this set! This card could be for a birthday, or wedding, etc. The leaves are colored with Arteza Ink pens. I haven't used them in a while, and I'm very happy with the bright and bold colors they produce! Add a sentiment (dark green embossed), pop up the die cut, and add a few gems, and done!

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Have you tried the wide washi tapes? So versatile, I used one for the lining of my handmade envelope. Makes a greeting extra special to have a matching envelope.

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I make many of my own envelopes, using paper rather than cardstock, and lining with the wide washi.

Hope you'll try using washi for your next projects. Be sure to check all the new products in the Poppystamps and Memory Box

(Open Studio) stores!

Have a wonderful weekend, hope it's extra crafty!

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Happy Birthday Masculine Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome, Poppy friends! I have a couple of birthday cards to share today. If you find making masculine cards a challenge, you're going to love this post! I have several men in my life (one hubs and 2 sons, not to mention uncles and grand boys!)

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On a stenciled design, ala Fractional Diamond Stencil by Open Studio (Memory Box), I began by stenciling with white paste onto teal and purple cardstock. Then had some fun spraying with colors laced with mica. It totally stands out on dark cardstock!

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The 2 stenciled cards, once dried, are sprayed again and again, until the desired effect is achieved. (Let the layers dry between sprays). I wiped the white with a paper towel. The diamonds retain just a bit of the stain, which I loved, and the cracks and center have the stain intact.

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I wanted Poppystamps' new Birthday die to be the focal point, and so I added the oval vellum and fun foam behind and to the die  script. Here's a tip to working with intricate dies:

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I can't take credit for this idea, saw it on a video by a well know designer, and loved it! Fun foam is available in many colors, and you can find a stack of colors for very little money on Amazon. This particular stack I purchased has one sticky side. Now when you die cut your image, or in this case, script, leave the words in place. Glue to the front of the letters and your words will be exactly where you want them. Pretty cool, eh?

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I really love doing cards 2 at a time, especially when the technique is such fun.

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Just the perfect birthday greeting for special men in my life!

Hope you're inspired to give these techniques a try. Poppystamps has some wonderful new script dies in the store. And don't forget the stencils and new paper packs in the Memory Box Store! 

Have a wonderful, crafty rest of the week! Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

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Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! If you love bright, happy and spring color, you're in for a treat today! Nancy here and I've been playing with Poppystamps' newest release. Oh my, Spring Bliss!

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Have you created a slimline card yet? I'll share a secret with you, this is my first. Couldn't resist Poppy's new Leafy Vines Slim Plate. It packs a wow on a slim line card! Here's a quick and easy 'how to' for you.

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Here's a photo of measurements that will get you the base for a slim line card. 8" x 8 3/4", fold down the middle, and the beautiful Leafy Vines Slim Plate fits perfectly on the card's front, with a nice edged frame too.

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Then the fun begins! Pale Eastery pastel? Monotone single color? Or Bright no holds barred wake up color! Just had to celebrate the season's change with a bold punch of color for this card!

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My card's a slimline shaker with the new Farm Fresh Eggs cut from Glitter Card Stock moving around inside. I threw in some spring sequins too.

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Pretty much an afternoon of decorating bliss on the front of a card! The slim lines fit easily in a business size envelope, or you can find colors online on Amazon and many  hobby stores too.

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Hope you're inspired to try a slimline. Be sure to check out the Poppystamps' store for all the newest stamps and dies. And a big shoutout to our sister stores, Memory Box and Birch Press for their latest. New paper packs that will thrill! Hugs, all!

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