85 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

10/12/2019

Sat 12

Christmas Bells
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Friends! Nancy here, and I have a card for you using a few of Poppy's new dies. A list of what I used is at the end of the post.

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Beautiful dies are really a wow factor when composing a card. And really are very easy and quick.

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After I die cut the bells, I colored them with Metallic paints. Leaving the centers of the bells unpainted is a way to give the images  round depth and perspective. 

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A few sequins and a gold embossed sentiment and this card is done!

Hope your holiday cards are moving along. This time of year seems to sneak up and any tips for simplifying is helpful, don't you think? And die cuts really are a fabulous way to create beautiful cards!

Have a great crafty weekend!

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10/02/2019

Wed 02

Boo-Yah!
by Nancy Penir

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Hello Poppy Friends! Thought I'd bring you some Halloween inspiration from the new release. Hope you're well on your way with your Halloween cards. This one goes to a special grandson in the Marines. He completed basic training and is currently in the infantry. I'm so proud of this young man, and sending him cards brings me joy, and I hope he gets a big smile from them!

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A shaker is always fun to receive, and is really very easy. Here's how I did this one.

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To create my spooky night sky, I covered my A2 sized card with Oxide Inks.

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I'm sure you all know what happens when water hits the oxide inks. Just be sure to let it dry before the next step.

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I used my metallic watercolor paints to flick drops of copper onto the panel.

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I repeated the entire technique with a panel of yellow, orange and pink oxide inks. I die cut Surprise Skeleton 3 times. (Note: the die was cut 3 times before inking and adding droplets. I masked the 3 circles and added my sentiment, first stamped in black, then clear versa mark) The sequin mix will be confined to the 3 windows.

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Surprise Skeleton is just too cute to be scary, don't you think? Hope you have a crafty week ahead, always the best kind!

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10/01/2019

Tue 01

PSC#61 Enchanted

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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#60 Anything Goes is Joyce M

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Heidi H

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#61 Enchanted - Do you love Halloween?  This month we're bewitched with the delight of this spooktacular holiday. Whether your Halloween is filled with the glamour of the Gothic or spooky sweet with tricks and treats for your little devils, we hope you play along with us.   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.

Halloween Witch Shaker Card by Nadine Carlier

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Michele K.  Henderson

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 October 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  November 1.   

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

 

09/23/2019

Mon 23

Blog Blitz: Christmas/Holiday
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there Poppy fans! The Blog Blitz continues with Christmas/Holiday dies. I'd like to present Mistletoe Side Strips and Stencil.

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Noel says it all on the front of a card, doesn't it? And the drama of shimmer black Cardstock and metallic watercolors dress up a card front fit for the holidays! The beauty of Poppy's Side strip die lets you put the mistletoe anywhere your creative juices take you.

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Some time back I purchased a set of Metallic watercolors by Prima. They're a mixture of color and mica and shine when added to any color cardstock.

Mine is black. You can see how vibrant the leaves get when color is applied. And this die imprints the leaves' veins when cut. 

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I added spots of the blue to my leaves, and when dry, the veins of the embossed leaves pop! My sentiment, Festive Noel die was cut from shimmer cardstock too. First, in  black, and watercolored with copper metallic. Then cut with yellow/gold, and finally in red shimmer. This photo show how I added double sided tape to the back of my diecut before inserting the letters and berries.

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Here's a closeup of the die cuts painted, and Nuvo Crystal Drops added. The background insert is loosely watercolored with gold and lavender metallic paint, and I did pop up both sides of the black cardstock with foam.

I masked my letters before splattering white metallic paint. The whole card really shimmers irl!

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The Blog Blitz continues with many more holiday dies! Watch every day for more inspiration, and don't forget to leave a comment! And here's all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. 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 October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

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 October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  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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09/07/2019

Sat 07

Holiday Blog Blitz: Hello Autumn
by Nancy Penir

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It's Halloween/Fall Release time at Poppystamps, and I'm showcasing the beautiful Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame and Stencil. This sidekick frame can give your seasonal cards instant 'oohs and aahs'. It's so easy to add my sentiment to the framed area. And the stencil allows for color placement on the leaves.

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Do you live in a place where the seasons stage a show of color? Time to bring out the sweaters. And to reflect the season on our cards too. Here's what I did to my card.

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I started by inking my watercolor Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks: Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves.

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Then sprayed the inked panel with water droplets. And then added a coppery spray and white to the inked panel, letting each layer dry before adding the next. If you ink a larger panel you can cut selectively to your A2 sized card. 

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With the same inks I used on the watercolor panel, I carefully applied ink to just the edges of the leaves. Remember to tape down your stencil. It really helps to keep the ink where you want it.

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There are a couple of new Autumn Leaf die sets new this release that I love with the Sidekick frame. I cut them first in vellum then in white cardstock. After die cutting them, I added a bit of Rose Gold Embossing Powder to the edges of the vellum die cuts. I glued only the middle of the leaf to the white die cut base, and bent up the edges as if fluttering in the breeze.

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Autumn is the perfect time to play with our embossing powders and sequins, isn't it? It's time to add the bling! 

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Would you like to win the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame and Stencil? All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. The Blog Blitz is 20 days of  inspiration. Check back each day to see how the designers use the new holiday stamps and dies. First for Halloween/Fall and then for Christmas/Winter. Lots to see, and you could win! And, now there's a second chance to win. Visit our instagram, like, and tag a friend. You and a friend could win! Remember, comment for a chance to win. Last day to comment is Sept. 23. Winners will be announced on the 26th, so check back to see you're one of the winners!

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09/03/2019

Tue 03

Peony Bouquet
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I'm bringing you some inspiration using the new Peony Bouquet stamp set, and a few of the new dies just released.

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If you love adding your favorite coloring medium to stamped images, this set is for you! I used copics, for this card, and below I explain my steps.

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Stamped first in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored with copics, I also stamped the bouquet's 2 outside blooms, and fussy cut them.

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The die cut Double Scallop Oval frame seemed a perfect match for my colored bouquet. I added the outside of the Beautiful Butterflies Sidekick Frame before adding the foam tape. The detail of the pinpoint adds a finished edge to the composition.

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The closeup shows how I added the 2 fussy cut buds through 2 of the scallops. 

Hope you have a wonderful week! And I hope it's full of crafty goodness!

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08/26/2019

Mon 26

Whittles Boy Card

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Hi Poppy fans! Do you have any little ones in your life? Some 'littles' who love animals? 

Poppystamps released some adorable new animal whittles this month. Have you been enjoying all the inspiration by the design team? I hope so. And I hope you've commented on the sets you've been eyeing.

My card today is  a Whittle scene of some of my favorite jungle animals.

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The new whittle dies cut the image out as well as imprint the fabulous personalities of each animal. LOVE!

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I wanted a jungle scene with a warm glow, and decided to do a watercolor with my Kuretakes and water color paper. To that I splashed on some Mr. Huey white and  Adirondac Lettuce.

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I love framing my scenes, but didn't want the whole Sidekick frame, so I simply snipped out what I didn't need or want, and left one little branch to balance the monkeys in the trees.

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Sassy little monkeys think the lion doesn't notice them in the palm fronds. Think again, little monkeys!

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Hope my card brought a smile, and maybe some inspiration too.

Don't forget, this is the last day to leave your comments on the blog blitz cards. Your chances to win increase with each comment. And each Blog Blitz post has a new die up for grabs! Hope you're in the winner's post on the 29th!

Happy crafty creating everyone!

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08/21/2019

Wed 21

Challenge Reminder: ABC Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and welcome to my reminder... a reminder that there's a challenge you don't want to miss! ABC or Anything But a Card.

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3 tags for grandchildren going back to school. I'll pop these onto some new pencils or something fun that will start them off with a smile.

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First, loosely watercolored my background on a taped down watercolor Cardstock. If you tape it down first, it will dry flat. Makes it much easier to work with.

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After I stamped all my images, they were Copic colored and cut out.

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Each tag was stamped with a sentiment and some waves, the given some bing with rainstones.

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Specialized tags are a great way to say, 'You're special to me', and are so much fun to make. Hope you can play along this month. There's always a gift certificate to the Poppy store as the prize. And we love to see what you make. Have a great week!

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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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Nadine Carlier

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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!