77 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

08/15/2019

Thu 15

Blog Blitz
by Nancy Penir

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Poppy fans, welcome to the Summer Blog Blitz! And welcome to my post today featuring the Fun Floral Sidekick Frame and Stencil set. Talk about getting a bang for your buck, the sidekick dies and stencils are one of those 'must haves' in your collection.

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I packed my card with all the options in this frame die and stencil set. Let's take a look at some of it's possibilities.

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The background was inked onto watercolor paper. Notice I put most of the color on the corners, and left the left center mostly white. 

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You can see the faint pencil marks where I indicated the area for my sentiment within the frame's window. Also added some shadow with the stencil. The  new Blooming Greetings stamp set has some florals and leaves and I added the flower, and loosely watercolored the petals and leaf.

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I wanted you to see how I applied the inking onto the leaves, through the stencil. 1st off, use Washi to tape down the stencil. You won't be sorry you protected the frame, and anchored the stencil! 

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I cut the frame twice for a bit of depth. Then added the die cut blooms, gathered together in a sort of swag. A closeup shows how each bloom is doubled. Nuvo pearl drops scattered in the flower centers, and around the sentiment. The flowers are included in this die and stencil set. And here's where the fun begins. YOU have 2 chances to win this set! 1st comment on this blog. In fact, comment on every post during the blog blitz for a chance to win the dies you want. Chance 2, follow us on Instagram, comment on the Poppystamps Instagram posts, and tag a friend! You and your friend could win this die and stencil set. One comment per post, please, and GOOD LUCK! It's a 2 week Blog Blitz through the 23rd. Leave a comment through the 26th. Check back on the 29th to see if you won! Thanks so much for joining in fun!

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08/01/2019

Thu 01

PSC#59 - ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wi 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 Animal Kingdom is libellule_craft

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

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!

08-19 copyPSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card!   August is back to school time here in the states and if you have a youngster in school this is the time when lots of correspondence is going back and forth.  A card is a great way to let your favorite teacher know what a great job their doing or to encourage your youngster to give the new school year all their best.   No kiddos in your home?  Thats ok - make an ABC project - that means Anything BUT a Card.  That could be a tag, scrapbook layout, home decor etc.  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 August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  September 1.   

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

07/26/2019

Fri 26

Distress Oxide Inks Emboss Resist
by Nancy Penir

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Hey there! I haven't done emboss resist in a while and thought it would be fun to create a bright background with Poppystamps Picnic Plaid.

Let's start with the finished card.

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The Cardstock with the plaid was originally white. Take a look.

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To begin I inked the white cardstock with 3 shades of Distress Oxide Inks; Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, and Picked Pistachio. You don't have to do a perfect job, just make sure to ink it down well.

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Next the dried inked surface is stamped with Versamark. I used my misti, and gave it 2 stamps for better coverage. Then sprinkled all over with clear embossing powder, and heat set it. 

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Finally, a darker ink is applied, and the colors used originally show through. Isn't that neat? This is a great stamp to use, as there's plenty of solid, nearly solid and open areas to show lots of color.

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Speaking of great things to use, Poppy's Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame & Stencil, frames my Picnic Plaid, and gives me a chance to stencil on ink colors that blend with my background.

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I did 2 cards using this technique, and added the Blooming Poppy die inked the same as the frame poppies. Look closely to see the sentiment is white embossed on a vellum window. I thought it needed a bit of muting so the message would standout better. Sentiments from Picnic Plaid and Flower Garden.

I hope you give this technique a try, whether you've done it before or not, it really gives a great colorful dimension to a card.

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Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

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07/24/2019

Wed 24

Challenge Reminder: Animal Kingdom
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Are you playing along with the Poppystamps Challenge? This month it's an Animal Kingdom theme. I love all animals, especially farm animals. We raise chickens for their eggs and ducks, just cuz they make great pets. Believe me if some critter enters our yard, they sound the alarm! My reminder card features Poppy's Whittle ducks.

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I love playing around with all the fun alcohol inks, water color backgrounds and embossing folders for dramatic textural settings, and on this card I chose an already made watery background made with Lindy's stamp gang's Magicals in blues and greens. A perfect setting for my duck family.

The stripes were made with my scoring tool.

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The 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" background was scored on 2 sides at 1/4" lines. I turned the card over so the lines would pop outward.

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I used The Delicate Branch Collage Die to frame the ducks. And since I'm always in need of birthday cards, I chose the Doodle Happy Birthday for my sentiment.

I know if you're an animal lover like me, you have lots of critters in your stash. Create a card or a project and play along for a chance to win!

Hope you're having a wonderful summer. Happy Crafting!

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07/11/2019

Thu 11

Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I have some summery birthday card inspiration for you, using the Spring Pots Shelves die.

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I die cut the image 3 times, as I knew I wanted to give it a 'shadow' and a bit of dimension. 

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For the background I stamped Flower Garden on watercolor paper using several colors of yellow, then spritzing with water. The top layer (white) is colored with copies.

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Once my card was assembled I added Nuvo Drops in white, for a bit of summer magic!

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Here's a closeup look showing the 'shadow' of colored card stock.

Hope your summer is full of crafty goodness!

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07/01/2019

Mon 01

PSC#58 - Animal Kingdom

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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 Summer Holiday is Gail Scott!

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

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#58 Animal Kingdom!   Our challenge this month is for all the animal fanciers out there!  We love all kinds of critters..... big and small, hairy, smooth or feathered!   There's so many to choose from,  reptiles and feathered friends at the local pond,  cows and horses down on the farm,  elephants, giraffes and lions  you can find on a wild safari,  penguins, polar bears in the arctic.. and how about your household friends?  .. dogs and cats!    This month we're looking for projects that include animals!   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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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 July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  August 1.   

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

06/18/2019

Tue 18

Best Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to a summery post featuring one of my favorite dies from Poppystamps, Sylvan Frame. I was in need of a quick card for a couple celebrating an engagement, and fortunately came across this watercolor panel in my stash. The frame, die cut from white cardstock, and green, was the perfect standout against the watery blues and greens.

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I actually cut the green card stock 3 times to cast a green shadow, and give the frame some depth. A sprinkling of a few 'blings' and done!

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Hope your summer is going 'swimming-ly' and your getting some good crafty-time in too!

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06/04/2019

Tue 04

You Are Too Kind
by Nancy Penir

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Wow! Can you believe we are entering a month that heralds summer? There are flowers everywhere in my valley. They inspired this summery card with a floral background.

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With Altenew's Snapdragon ink, and my Misti, I stamped Poppy's Flower Garden, and made sure I had a good print. (Whatever did we do without our Mistis?) Then I picked a copic in a grey lavender to ink in the background, so my flowers would pop even more.

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I added my sentiment on Poppy's Art Deco Frame, and inked the sentiment panel a bit on the edges.

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A little bit of foam pops up the rose and top panel of the sentiment

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Hope this gives you some inspiration to add some summer to your cards. 

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05/06/2019

Mon 06

Donut You Forget
by Nancy Penir

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I have a card for you that's going to a young boy today. Sometimes it can be hard to create something for the young ones in our lives. Hopefully this will help give you some ideas.

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I picked a Poppystamp die that I could cut several colors from, and saved the little donut holes. They looked so festive!

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The finished card is a combination of color and elements my little guy loves (who doesn't love donuts?)

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Here's a sideview of the popups. 

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I had a few leftover donuts, so I added them to the inside. 

Hope you got some ideas for you next child card.  And hope your week is extra crafty!

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04/16/2019

Tue 16

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Spring Break, and to all who celebrate... Happy Easter! My garden has begun to bloom, and we're enjoying fields of green and pops of color in my valley.

I have a card duo for you today, using the 2 new stamp sets from Poppystamps, one plaid, and the other floral. 

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The top is stamped with Flower Garden, and the bottom with Picnic Plaid.

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2 wonderful all over stamps, that cover a large area. 

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I used the outer area frame of Memory Box: Egg Basket Frame, and created my own grass with a set of scissors that cut several 'blades' of grass at once.

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One card is stamped and assembled on white card stock, the other on lavender.

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I always find it easy to do 2 cards at one time, with just a little changeup. I left the sweet egg die attached so I could cut many eggs at once, each with different textures. How fun is that! Nuvo Crystal Drops for tulip centers.

Hope you found some inspiration today. And hope your week is full of crafty goodness! 

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