64 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

02/09/2019

Sat 09

Love Love Love
by Nancy Penir

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With Valentines right around the corner, it's crunch time for valentine cards. I'm on the Poppy blog today with 2 quick and easy cards made with the Seed Love Collage die. 

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I die cut the Love image 3 times on a 4 1/4 x 4 3/4" white cardstock. With 3 pieces of of glitter card stock cut: top and bottom 2 x 4 1/4" and middle: 4 1/2 x 1 1/2". I used up some scrap glitter paper I had, but you could use all one color. 

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With a couple of gemstones placed in the middle of the heart, the card's complete. 

Loved this look with the triple cut seed die so much, I quickly did another card.

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This one, with Valentine colors, super simple, with a Big Bang! Each love strip cut 1 7/8" wide.

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And I added the Doodle Happy Valentines cut from white cardstock. 

Love it when a card comes together easily! And don't you just love, love, LOVE the sweet seed heart? 

Happy Valentines Day Poppy Peeps!

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02/02/2019

Sat 02

Thank You Card Set
by Nancy Penir

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February brings the hope of Spring, and I'm here today with some ideas for easy, fun stamping.

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I love doing cards in multiples, especially for giving gifts. A set of thank you cards (A1 size) is the perfect appreciation to give a friend. Or a neighbor who fed the cats while you were away?

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I selected one of my favorite Poppy stamp sets, Little Kindnesses, and a Poppy tag die, marking off the die, lightly with a pencil. Here's where the fun starts. Using my Misti, each card is placed and stamped one after another, in an assembly line. 

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Here's a look at all the elements before the card is assembled. Each tag is inked a different color, 6 total.

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I placed my tag in the Misti for placement of the bee trail as well.

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The large die cut flower is copic colored, coordinated with the tag, and adhered to the tag. If you look closely, you can see I glued only the center of the flower so I could curl up the petals slightly. Finishing touches include the script die cut and some Nuvo drops.

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Don't forget the envelopes! So easy to decorate them with the Misti too!

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Packaged together with a ribbon, a sweet way to say, 'thank you'. And great therapy for a cold winter's afternoon. How nice to have several of these sets on hand, ready to go.

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I hope this post today brought you a bit of Spring sunshine. And I hope you're feeling crafty, no matter the temp outside!

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01/26/2019

Sat 26

Valentine Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, Poppy Peeps! Didn't you just love all the new Valentine Stamps and dies showcased these past two weeks? I have a Valentine card for you using some of the new release. Come along and take a look.

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Hearts are the image of love and Valentines. And Poppy has a new die called Wavy Heart I'm lovin'!

You'll be happy to know Wavy Heart fits perfectly inside the new Pinpoint Hearts dies.

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Like I said, a perfect fit!

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I gave my background some glam with the heart stencil that comes with Sidekick frame. Not too much, just some subtle heart texture. And sponge inked the wavy heart with Oxide pinks, keeping all the die cut pieces in place.

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My die cut sentiment, from Doodle Happy Valentines Day is cut twice, once from silver and then backed with black. Love to back my die cut sentiments, really makes them stand out.

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Hope you're inspired today, and hope I got some creative juices flowing! Happy Crafting, all!

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01/13/2019

Sun 13

Valentine Release Blog Blitz
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Are you loving the blog blitz so far? I'm here with another chance for you to win a new die, Whittle Cupcake. I had so much fun with this new die, and I know you're going to love it too. It's part of the Whittle series, which plays so well with the other Whittles. 

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Here's a peek at how I made my Valentine card.

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The cupcake die cuts in two pieces, the top and bottom, and gives you the option of coloring or decorating your cupcake in so many ways. I used copics in bright pink and blue. Then blended with my colorless blender.

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My trio of cupcakes were 'sprinkled' with Nuvo drops, and decorated with a heart embellished with glossy accents. All the supplies I used are listed below, and are in the shop.

Now here's the good news. There are a few ways for you to win this cupcake die. Leave a comment on my blog. And visit us on Instagram, like all the posts during the blitz that you'd like to win, and leave a comment and tag a friend. You and your friend could win! It's a win win! Now don't forget, visit us on Instagram too. Visit each and every day, here on Poppy's blog too, January 10 -21 and leave a comment

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12/13/2018

Thu 13

Tags and More Tags
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! It's crunch time at the Penir household. Plenty of goings on and shopping and wrapping, and cards are on their way. One thing I never have enough of is tags! So I put together some simple but festive tags for you today using the new Deco Star Frame. 

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I gathered all my supplies, especially some glitter paper and gold foil paper. I picked the Pinpoint Main Street Tags set and found it was the perfect size for my Deco Frame.

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I stuck to jewel tones on black glitter paper, but you could use anything glittery, also adding a second tag with an embossed sentiment in gold. If you keep scrolling down, you'll see I didn't waste a cut! I used most every die cut in different color combos.

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3 tags with left over frames in blue, red & green. This time dressed up with jewels and bells!

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One last tag with the white glitter frame on a bright pink glitter card stock. 

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And a last wish for all of you, Merry Christmas from me, and Poppystamps!

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12/06/2018

Thu 06

It's That Time of Year
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Holidays everyone! Nancy here today with a card made some of the new dies from Poppy.

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I'm absolutely in love with the new Whittles, and LOVE how they all work together.

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I created my own textured background by using the smaller Whittle Wood Frame die, and cutting it several times from stamping masking paper. (You can find it on Amazon, I used Inkadinkado.)

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The masking paper allows for effortless inking with a sponge tool. I then added some white opaque droplets onto my card front. When all was dry, I cut out a window for my Whittle Rudolph, inking it around the edges in light blue. My frame is cut several times and inked as well.

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If you look closely at Rudolph, you can see that I inked him a bit around the edges to give him depth, and lightened his mane with a white pencil. Can't forget to mention the cute little red rhinestone nose!

Hope you're inspired to try something new, (if this is new to you), with your backgrounds and dies.

Happy Crafting! 

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11/20/2018

Tue 20

For Unto Us

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Greetings! Nancy here, with a super simple Christmas card. As you know, Poppy's dies pack a big wallop, and togetheer with a Poppy stencil... well, just look.

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Using just the stencil from Nativity Scene Sidekick Frame and Stencil, I washi taped down the stencil and gave it some inking.

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I used dark blue shimmer cardstock to cut my Simple Bethlehem Stitched Frame die. DSC_0005

Assembly was easy breezy, and I framed the finished scene with a sentiment, and the largest frame from Double Stitch Rectangle Frame.

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Hope this gives you some ideas to add to your card stash. Happy Crafting!

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11/12/2018

Mon 12

Sending Christmas Cheer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Friends! It's countdown 'till Christmas card' sending, and I'm bringing some inspiration with Poppystamps Deco Tree Frame, a charming die with many fun possibilities.

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I love to watercolor, and thought of a way to incorporate this technique with the Deco frame. First I die impressed the image onto watercolor cardstock. Then with Artesa pens colored the tree, and negative spaces.

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The pens were one of those impulse buys, but let me tell you... I LOVE them! Rich colors that blend seamlessly, and allow for first laying down a water wash, which is what I did here. 

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Cut my die from gold foil paper and glued it over another die cut, giving the frame body and dimension. 

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Stamping on watercolor cardstock doesn't always give crisp clear images, so I decided to use acetate. Did you know you can emboss on acetate? Just be sure to use Heat Resistant Acetate.

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I bought mine on Amazon. Here's a shot of the acetate I used along with the sentiment from Deco Celebrate Christmas.

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I used very traditional colors with my watercolor, and the gold foil really adds to the richness of the Deco style.

Hope you're moving right along with your Christmas card making. Stay tuned for more inspiration from the Poppystamps blog!

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10/31/2018

Wed 31

Happy Halloween
by Nancy Penir

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Happy Halloween Poppy Peeps! Nancy here, and I'm bringing Halloween greetings to you on the last day of October.

That's right, it's holiday rush beginning tomorrow. So for today, what's better than one Halloween pumpkin? 3 Halloween pumpkins!

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I began by giving 2 A2 sized watercolor cardstock a wash with purple and lime green. Nothing fancy here. Just wet the cardstock and apply color. If you want to speed drying time up a bit, use your heat gun.

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When dry, I marked the half way point of my cardstock, and cut my pumpkin window once. I knew I was going to have a trio of pumpkin windows on my card front. Measuring first saves a lot of grief!

I die cut the image again in the top left corner, and a third time on the bottom right corner. Then watercolored the pumpkin orange. Watercoloring takes a bit of time, applying paint, letting it dry, and going over those spots you want darker.

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I covered my pumpkins before adding the splatters of paint to the card, then when dry, foam taped the top card for dimension.

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Here's a closeup of how I watercolored one of the pumpkins

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Notice how I followed the stitching lines of the pumpkin, and applied my color darker on the lines and on the bottom. 

I glossy A-ed the center pumpkin and added a stem (product listed below). 

Too late to give this card away, but it'll keep till next year!

Have a Happy safe Halloween!

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10/17/2018

Wed 17

Challenge Reminder Halloween Treats
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! Nancy here, with a reminder that Poppy has a challenge going on, with a chance for you to win a gc to the Poppystamps store!

I made a trio of tagged candy bags for the grandkids, and used the Halloween Costume Cats stamp and die set.

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All 3 tags were die cut from black cardstock, decorated, with a bright contrasting tag behind. 

Candy Bag 1 features the sweet pair of kittens in a pumpkin.

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Time to get out the stash of Halloween themed ribbon and washi and enjoy decorating cards and tags.

The tag is connected to my bag of treats with a clothespin thats been 'washied' with trick or treat tape. 3 ribbons form my simple junk bow.

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My treat bags are simple acetate bags that show off the contents.

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I did my tags and bags assembly line, cutting and coloring everything first, then assembling my cats on the black tags cut with Poppy's Leafy wreath die. Don't you love the colorful window of leaves?

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Leaves and Scary things is your challenge. Can't wait to see what you create! Play all month!

Happy happy Fall, and Happy Halloween!

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