95 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

02/09/2020

Sun 09

Sending XOXO
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to a Valentine post! I have a card for you that's a shaker, made with Poppy's fabulous dies and features a stencil I made. Let me show you how.

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I wanted a simple background for my Meadowblossom Frame, and decided to make my own using Poppy's Confetti Heart Plate. It's really easy with a few tricks I've learned using different methods. Here's what I like best. Die cut your stencil with a nice sturdy vellum. Spray the back with Pixie light tack reposition adhesive spray (Amazon). and allow it to dry a minute or two. It will keep your stencil from moving during inking.

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I used Distress Oxide Inks, but used different amounts and pressure when applying the ink. I wanted a rather ombre effect.

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I wanted the heart and frame from the Meadowblossom frame, but not all the posies, as I wanted the background to show. I simply snipped all but the bottom corner from the frame and heart. I did this 5 times.

One die was glued down to my heart stenciled background.

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To make the perfect sized acetate for my shaker, I used the heart from the middle of the Meadowblossom frame, tracing onto the paper, and cutting a 1/8"  wider than the line. The heart acetate piece is glued to one of the 5 heart frames that will be on the top. The rest are all glued to the 1st piece.

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The finished shaker. I added red Nuvo drops to the flower centers, and the red glitter hearts are outtakes from another valentine I did with Banded Hearts die plate. 

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Since I had the stencil, I decorated the flap of an envelope.

How are you coming with your valentines? Hope you got a little bit of inspiration today. And hope you picked up a few of the fabulous new dies during the release! Happy Crafting!

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01/24/2020

Fri 24

Valentine Tag Cards
by Nancy Penir

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Valentine Poppy Greetings friends! I have a post full of Love today, using some of the latest Poppystamps release. Better have a cuppa with you, I just couldn't stop once I got started! Come take a look.

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First, created my pattern Cardstock with Memory Box's new Drifting Hearts Stencil. A few with Distress Ink,

and a few with embossing paste.

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To add color, I mixed a few drops of re-inker to my Mat Gel Medium. Also I lightly sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie Spray. It's slightly sticky and holds the stencil in place and prevents the gel from spreading beyond the holes.

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When the mat gel was dry, I cut out my tags. The Stitched Tunnel Tags has several sizes to choose from. I used the largest and also the 3rd largest. This is a photo of all the pieces I used on my 4 tags. 

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The 3 layers of tags aren't glued together, just free to move. this one has some Valentine Washi on the bottom.

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All tags have a 3rd piece of white card stock cut from the largest tag die, so I can write my message as I would

inside a card. 

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The red tag on this one is stamped with one of the images from Valentine's Fun, one of Poppy's new stamp sets.

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This tag was stamped with Poppy's Picnic Plaid. 

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All have matching envelopes and glitter heart seals. To create the address label, I die cut smaller tag, turned it, and cut the bottom again for a mask, then stenciled on the hearts. Also added a bit of red shadow around the mask. I ran the die cut heart through my Xyron sticker maker, creating a seal for the back flap.

The tag/card measures 3 x 5 1/4" and fits perfectly in an A2 envelope.

Hope you're inspired to try a tag/card. It's the perfect Valentine for those special people in your life!

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01/15/2020

Wed 15

A Challenge Reminder: Use a Heart
By Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to a reminder that there's a challenge going on the Poppystamps Blog: use a heart in your project. Did you enjoy the Blitz? So many wonderful new dies in the Valentine Collection. And wonderful ideas from our design team. Hope you're among the winners!

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The new Floral Lace Heart Split Border was my starting point for my card. I chose glitter paper in black and white for drama, with a bit of red for added impact. the die itself cuts the beautiful lacy heart, like butter, I might add, and the image is placed over the black. Easy Breezy! 

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I cut my Love Flourish die in red glitter paper, backed it in silver, and glued it to the front. I punched the lacy heart up by adding red rhinestones to the center of the little florals.

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I just love getting the most from my dies by using some of the incredible papers on the market! I think someone special will instantly know they are loved when they get this card! 

Hope you're playing along with the challenge. We all love seeing what you create!

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01/04/2020

Sat 04

Blog Blitz Valentine
by Nancy Penir

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Welcome! Poppystamps begins the New Year with a Blog Blitz and a chance for you to win the beautiful new dies in the 2020 Valentine collection! Come take a look at the new Meadowblossom Frame and Stencil. 

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The beautiful etched heart and frame die cut with perfectly wonderful detail. And Poppy includes the stencil which allows you to color the flowers. Take a look at how I made my card.

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Using 2 Distress Ink colors, I loosely applied ink to my card front.

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You can't see the die cut frame, but I positioned it on my card front, then inserted the heart into the frame and lightly penciled around it. This is where my sentiment will go.

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New to Poppy's Valentine release is this sentiment set called, Valentine's Fun. Hugs and Kisses has the sweetest curly flourish and fits perfectly within the heart.

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After stenciling and inking my flowers, I added some detail with these copic colors.

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I also added a small bouquet at the top of the heart, and some Nuvo drops to the flower centers.

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If you'd like to win the Meadowblossom Frame and Stencil, comment on my post. Don't forget, Comment! And there's a second way to win. Here are all the details for the blog blitz:

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

 

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01/01/2020

Wed 01

PSC#64 From The Heart

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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 PSC#63 Merry Craftmas is karenladd.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Christmas View - Sara Cook.

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#64 From The Heart - Let's face it.. we make because we want like to give a gift of the heart to family and friends.  This month we're looking for more heartfelt greetings.  for just about any occasion.  We're looking for Valentines, Anniversary, Wedding Congratulations, and just about anything to show your someone special that you care - please include a heart (stamp, die, pattern paper etc.).   Cards, tags, treats, page layouts and home decor are all welcome 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 January 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  February 1.     We can't wait to see what you make!

 

12/21/2019

Sat 21

Sending Christmas Cheer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there and welcome to Poppystamps! My card for you features a new favorite Poppystamps die, Cottage Window. A timeless die set, it can be used any time of year. Thought I'd share a card I made into a Christmas window, already mailed and into it's new home. Now, I love to creat scenes. I get an idea and look for a way to bring that idea to life!

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Cottage Window has 4 main elements. I gave it a shadow by backing it with a darker card stock.

Through the window you can see the home's Christmas tree. Here's how I made the tree.

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These trees are too small for what I was going for, so I simply created a larger image from all the small trees.

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Here they are die cut from 2 green card stocks, one light green the other dark, and detached from the die cut base.

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Once assembled, I added Nuvo drops to simulate ornaments. (I also added a bit of glitter too.)

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Outside, is another grouping of florals, this time from the bottom of the Festive Noel die.

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Once you have an idea for a card front, look through your dies and use what you need from them to create your  own design and scene.

Above all, have fun!

Merriest of Christmases and Have a wonderfully creative New Year! Cheers!

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12/02/2019

Mon 02

A Very Warm Christmas
by Nancy Penir

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Happy Holidays Poppy Peeps! I have a card for you today using some of the newest released dies, and a fun way to create just the right sized mantle garland for the new Whittle Fireplace.

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I left all my Whittle die cuts white, and assembled the scene onto one of the new holiday papers included in the Dashing Holiday set. Love the bright crisp white against the holiday red print. But I wanted a holiday look to my mantle. Here's how I created my garland...

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Poppy's Leafy Wreath die! It cuts out just the right size to assemble a garland for my mangle. I cut the die out of 3 shades of green, before adding tiny clear rhinestones to simulate holiday lights. 

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Here's a closeup of the garland. The mirror is the inner frame of a die set called Deco Cecil Frame. I cut the center from silver mirror card stock.

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The stocking with mouse is popped up with foam.

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I just love the Leafy Ornament Frame to round out my Christmas scene, and simply cut the ornament from the frame. Those darling corners are just the right touch of folksy glam to my Whittle Fireplace.

Have a wonderful week, and hope you enjoy this most blessed season!

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11/18/2019

Mon 18

Snow Speckle Washi Card
by Nancy Penir

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Happy Holidays to you! Nancy here, and I'm bringing you a card made with the new Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape Poppystamps has available in the store. 

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I've used several of the new dies out this season, plus Mod Poinsettias. And here's a hint on a way to use the wide Washi.

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I covered a red card stock panel with the Washi, and die cut 3 smallest poinsettias. The width makes it easy to cover a panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

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The touch of softened red with the white dots went nicely with the pastel card. I added white die cut poinsettias, sponged inked with the same aqua behind my Bethlehem scene. The sentiment, O Holy Night was cut down a bit to fit on the bottom.

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Hope you enjoyed today's holiday post, and hope your holiday cards are well on their way to being done!

Have a wonderful, Happy, Crafty Holiday!

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11/03/2019

Sun 03

Holiday Blog Blitz: Merry Christmas
By Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone and welcome to Poppystamps' Holiday Blog Blitz. I'm featuring the new Christmas Flourish. Let's have a closer look at this beautiful die.

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Gorgeous isn't it? And do you notice anything else? The holiday paper, maybe? Yup. A beautiful book of double sided papers available this holiday season too! Let's take a look at a fun way to make a couple of holiday cards with this new die.

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I cut the Merry Christmas die out several times with glitter paper. This is an intricate die so I used my shim to get a precise cut. Also I knew I'd be backing the die with a darker shadow and cut it out with black Cardstock as well.

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A white background circle was shaded a bit with ink using a blender brush.

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The green Christmas die cut just popped against one of the new papers included in the Holiday Paper pack.

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Couldn't resist adding the grosgrain ribbon die behind the sentiment on this card. 

Would you like to win this beautiful new Christmas Flourish die? Here's how.

Leave a comment on this post. And be sure to leave a comment on each post during the Blog Blitz.

The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 2-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through November 20. 

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10/16/2019

Wed 16

Challenge Reminder: Enchanted
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and Happy Halloween! I have a challenge reminder for you, one I hope will be enchanting. Our challenge this month has a Halloween theme, but instead of spooky or scary, how about Enchanted?

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The beautiful Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame and Stencil was my starting point. I watercolored the whole Frame, pumpkins and leaves with my metallics.

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They go on like watercolors, but the mica in the paint gives a glow to your images.

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The frame and enchanting fairies were glued onto a sponged inked base. Then a bit of Nuvo Glimmer Moonstone added to the fairies. How would you create an enchanting Halloween card? We'd love to see! 

There's a 20.00 gift card for the winner of our challenge, that runs through the 29th. 

Hope you have a great and creative week!

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