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Hugs Easel Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! One of the new die sets Poppystamps released this spring was the Adriana Pop Up Easel Set.

I've been oohing and awing over all the designers easel cards, and wanted to give it a go.

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The set of dies has just about everything you need, but if you want to embellish further, there are coordinating dies you can add.

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I cut the pieces from various card stock colors, and used a decorators gilt to add gold. This gold gilt I have had for eons, and it's still usable! I found something similar for you on Amazon, if you like the effect: DecoArt, Gold ML02C-28 Metallic Lustre Wax, 1-Ounce, Rush, 1 oz. I just used my finger to apply the gold gild. Very easy, and it accentuates the lines on the die cut, and gives my card a bit of bling.

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All the pieces ready to assemble. You only apply glue to the fold strip, and the piece will fold flat to fit into an A2 sized envelope.

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The easel is formed when the card top slides and stops on the bottom die cut. 

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The inside reveals further greetings, a birthday wish.

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A sideview and peek to the inside.

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One last look at my easel card, this time photographed in the fairy garden, a gift from me to the grandchildren. Every year we add a piece or two. My easel card looks right at home nestled among tiny greens, and little boy fishing.

Hope you enjoyed my easel card, and are inspired to make one. 

Stay well my friends!

 

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Happy Memories
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! I have a card to share with you using a wonderful sentiment stamp set Poppystamps recently released. I've paired my card's sentiment with a few new stencils too.

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Stencils are a super quick way to set your cards up for maximum sentiment showcase.  I used Poppystamps' Romantic Blooms stencil, but only on the corners of my A2 sized card. You'll notice I applied my ink in several colors with a small sponge dauber, blending and fading outward from the center of the blooms.

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I chose the sentiment 'Thinking of You' from Friendship and Kindness. This set has multiple sentiments, great for the inside of cards as well. By taping part of the words, you can use 2 colors, which is just what I did.

Happy is embossed in rose gold, while the rest of the sentiment is stamped, all by alternately taping and stamping.

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You can see the embossed Happy, and the rest of the sentiment in this photo.

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Notice how the stenciling fades around the greeting, allowing the words to be the stand out.

You can also add stenciling to your envelope flaps. An elegant touch of personalization for your cards!

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Aside for the sequins, it's a one layer mailer. I think the best cards to send! 

Hope you found some inspiration today, and possibly a new way or two to use the new fabulous stencils in the shop! Stay well, friends!

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Bleaching Cardstock
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Friends! I have a pair of square cards for you today. 

Crafting cards during Shelter in Place is such a wonderful way to let creativity bloom. I haven't done a square card in forever, and because I wanted to showcase the Adriana Square Frame, it seemed a fun, not often done choice.

My card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2". And I cut my Adriana frame from colored card stock. Then comes the fun...

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I 'painted' certain elements of the die cut with bleach. Within seconds you can watch the color lift. It's always a surprise to see what color emerges. Note: (Extra care and caution using bleach)

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I doubled the die cut frames, turned it to form a diamond shape, and embossed my sentiment on vellum. You can see the back of the assembled frame, and the sentiment in the window. I also added foam to pop up the frame.

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The final die cut element is added to some MB designer paper (listed below), and I cut a frame from the new Washi tape to place on the frame window.

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Lots of time to do several of these frames, and play with the bleach technique, so I created the same layout with different colors for a second card.

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With this card I added color to the berries with copics.

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I made envelopes to accommodate the 5 1/2" card size with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch guide, something I use often with non normal sized cards.

Hope you enjoyed a bit of fun with the bleach technique, and are willing to give it a try. Another tip for you: Not all cardstock reacts to bleach. Most darker colors really react and contrast. I was surprised to see the melon turn to pale yellow.

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So glad you stopped by today,  and hope you're enjoying some of the time as we all stay safe. Be well, friends!

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Easter Card with Rinea Foil
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy friends! And welcome to the Poppystamps blog, where we are partnering with Rinea - the maker of beautiful metallics and foiled papers. I've created an Easter Card to show you how beautifully they work with Poppystamps dies!

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Many of the foiled papers are double sided, emboss like a dream, and when used with Ghost Ink (another product they sell), showcase embossed images. Read on for all the fun...

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Now because I used a delicate image die, I glued my sheet of pink Rinea foil to a piece of Cardstock before die cutting.

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With a small finger sponge, I tapped on the ghost ink pad, then lightly rubbed on just the image I wanted color removed. You can see on the flowers on the right, wherever the sponge was applied, the color is lifted. So cool, isn't it? 

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I added foam to the back for depth.

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You'll notice my branch is on the right of the card before I added the bunny, which will face the branch.

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I glued several strips of foil to Cardstock and die cut some eggs from each color.

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The basket is also cut from foil paper, which was first die cut, and again worked with the ghost ink.

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Ghost ink was lightly rubbed on the posies on the flower spray, before I added the Fairy sugar centers.

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Foiled papers add glam to your design like no other! Hope you're as sold on these as I am. And hope you enjoyed a look at how easy and fun they are to use. 

Speaking of hope... I do hope you're all doing well, fully stocked in toilet paper and wipes, (wink wink) and especially chocolate!  Strange times, aren't they. Stay healthy friends!

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Blog Blitz Spring Giveaway
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! How are you all doing? Staying well and safe I pray! Nancy here, and bringing some joy your way with our Spring Blog Blitz and giveaway! I'm showcasing a new die called, Adriana Tall Curved Border. Let's take a look...

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This lovely border die is as long as your A2 card, and can be used as an edge, but I'm going to show you something a bit different. I die cut it twice, and turned the pieces toward each other. You'll notice I cut the bottom leaves off the two die cuts. Read on to see why.

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I gave my card the look of an arbor above a fence. Keeping with the spring theme, I kept the colors soft and pastel. And the bottom leaves just reach the bottom of the fence. The sentiment in the center is smoky blue rather than black, adding to the softness.

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The leaves are first wet with my paintbrush before adding color. I love how deeply impressed the leaves are, allowing the color to puddle a bit in the crevices. 

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Detailing my card with a few more sprigs, some twine and some of the new glitter glue, and my cheery spring card is ready to send! 

Now for the fun part... comment to win!

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . 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 April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
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 April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!) I love hearing what you think of this die!

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March Challenge Reminder: Floral Fantasy
By Nancy Penir

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It's a Floral Fantasy this month for the Poppystamps Challenge! Hi! Are you playing along this month with our challenge? Did someone say, 'floral?' I love a card with flowers. It just says happy. Here's my inspiration card for you.

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I used a Sidekick Frame as my starting point, cutting it from a deep green shimmer card stock.

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Don't know if you're aware, but MemoryBox has washi tape! and wow! Look at that Spring pattern goodness.

This spool is 4 1/2" wide, and covers the entire face of your A2 card, and then some.

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Another new product in the store is watercolor paper, generously sized at 4.5 x 5.75. I was anxious to give this product a try. LOVE it! It moves the paint around with ease, and cuts perfect images.

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I added a floral corner from the painted pieces, staying with the colors in the washi. 

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I'll add a greeting when I want to use the card for an occasion. One last note, I added drops of the new glitter fairy sugar to some of the flower centers. Hope you're playing along. We love seeing you're creations. Poppystamps has so many gorgeous florals to choose from. Happy Crafting!

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