58 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

08/24/2018

Fri 24

Sending Autumn Hugs
by Nancy Penir

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Hi, it's my turn to bring you a project, using Poppy stamps and dies, and I've chosen a darling new die called, Birch Stitched Frame. It's a power packed die, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2", with so many possibilities.

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I wanted to keep my fall themed card monotone in color, and also full of sparkle. Truthfully, can't wait for cooler weather and soft breezes!

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Once I cut the birch tree frame, I sponge inked it with a couple of Distress Inks onto watercolor cardstock, following a quick watercolor method I learned from Jennifer McGuire. Look closely to see how I applied darker tones to the sides of the trunk and underside of the branch. Then, instead of water I spritzed the whole die cut with Lindy's Starburst: Twinkles Tinsel, for an all over glittered effect.

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The background is stenciled, first with sponge inking, then also sprayed with Lindy's Starburst. It's a quick and easy way to add a layer of shiny sheen to a card.

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Same treatment for MB's Botanical Stem.

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A bit of silver thread, a few silver  sequins, and a vellum sentiment embossed in white and platinum, and my card is done.

Hope I gave you some inspiration to start your fall cards. Is that a breeze I feel? Nope! It's the air conditioning coming on again.

Outside is 104! ~sigh~ Think I'll make another fall card and keep dreaming of season changes...

Happy Crafting!

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08/17/2018

Fri 17

Sending Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Fans! If you love the holidays, and all the traditions that make them special, then creating holiday cards is right up there at the top of your 'to do' list. My card today is a combo of some of the newest stamps and dies and hopefully will inspire you to get cookin' on your holiday card making.

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Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil lets you as artist, bring your special color touches to your cards.

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After taping the stencil over the leaves, I simply added a bit of sponged ink on each holly leaf. Don't you love the way the veins of the leaves stand out after sponging on the ink? The added texture of color just makes them pop!

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Poppy's Clear Stamps I used have matching dies, and note I cut 2 of the smaller poinsettia image. Here's why:

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Once I finished copic coloring my poinsettia, I fussy cut the center petals of one, and adhered it to the center of the first whole image with a bit of foam tape. The very center has some Stickles added.

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Plenty of room on the frame image to add my sentiment. First the word 'Joy' with embossing powder, then the rest stamped,

(note: the embossing powder I used is Ranger's Liquid Platinum), and JOY filled in with my copics.

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Hope you're inspired to play with a few of Poppy's new holiday collection! And be sure to come back every day for more inspiration! Happy crafting!

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08/10/2018

Fri 10

Merry and Bright
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings  Poppy fans! I'm up on the blog today bringing you a card with some of the new holiday dies.

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Lots of steps to make my Merry and Bright card. Let's start with the shaker.

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I cut my Pinpoint Shaker ornament from glitter paper, 3 times. I plan to make 3 of these cards, and to try doing the same to all of my handmade holiday cards this year. So much easier while all supplies are on hand, and when it's time to send out cards I'll have plenty ready to go.

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The back of the shaker was cut from a piece of card stock treated with Magical powder. Powder is sprinkled on, and when spritzed with water, the magic happens. Perfect for the shine I was going for. I love the shimmer that pops out when it dries.

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Instead of foam to build my shaker, I cut the die 4 times so that the edge would be smooth. Then I applied glue and glitter. You're going to see the side of the ornament, why not finish it with bling? Looks so 'holiday'!

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Plenty of shine for the background too, with Oxide ink and Mr. Huey's Color Mist. It's a holiday card, folks. Time to shine!

Speaking of shine, let's not forget the Pine branches.

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I gave my pine needles plenty of Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder by using my Versamark Ink Refil directly onto the needles.

Once dry, I gave some extra 'snow' by applying it again. 

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Here's a closeup of my 'flocking'.

Hope you're inspired to start your holiday stash. And take my word, when it's time to send them, have 3 of each will come in handy!

Hope your week's extra crafty!

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08/02/2018

Thu 02

Holiday Blog Blitz! Trio of Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! And welcome back to Poppy's holiday release Blog Blitz. Nancy here, and I'm featuring a new die called, 'Mountain Hills Plate'. And if you're looking for a holiday die that does it all, and delivers easy breezy, this one's a must have!

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The die measures an A2 size card, and cuts in 3 sections plus a frame. I chose to do my winter scene in shimmery shades of cardstock.

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Perfectly easy to do 3 cards, with all the sections lined up with the 3 colors of cardstock.

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Here's a tip for doing the 'joy' sentiment. I cut out the word from poppy's new Joy die, & ombred the die cut before stamping it with it's coordinated stamp from Tidings of Joy. I used my Misti to line up the word with the stamp, and simply inserted each

die cut before stamping. Once you do the first one, the others line up perfectly and easily.

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A few snowflakes and a sprinkling of sequins, and my trio of Joy is done! Already planning to do more in other colors, maybe with glitter paper? 

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Want to win this fabulous Mountain Hills Plate die? Just leave a comment. Winners will be announced on the 6th. Hope you win! And don't forget to comment each day of the blitz!

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07/19/2018

Thu 19

Sending Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I have a card full of sparkle today!

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My card uses a few of Poppy's fabulous dies, and some sponge inking too. I'll show you how I created it.

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Once I have a basic card idea, I get all my diecuts ready. For the Blooming Rose, I inked a scrap of cardstock with Distress Ink  colors before cutting it out.

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I did the same with my tag.

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For the background, I cut the 2 largest frames from the Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frame set.

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This photo shows the sparkle when the light hits the card. Sentiment comes from Magic and Sparkle Clear Stamp set, and the sparkle is embossed with Stampendous Winter Wonderland. To help it stand out a bit, I used a colored pencil to hi-light the letters.

Hope you're inspired to give your card a bit of sparkle and shine. There are so many wonderful products out there.

Sprays, dry glitter, Stickles and Nuvo drops. Take your pick, and add some shiny goodness!

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07/14/2018

Sat 14

Sweet Wishes Friend
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and today I'm sharing a card and a technique using your dies to create a stencil.

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It's aways a plus to get extra mileage from your dies, here's how I did just that.

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Poppy's new die, Winged Bird Collage is perfect for this technique. I die cut the bird image from a scrap of vellum, and inked it with Ranger's Distress Oxide Inks, on a piece of watercolor cardstock.

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I added some Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray, which really brings out the intensity of the Distress Oxide Inks.

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Here's a closeup of the watercolored panel that's been inked and Shimmer sprayed.

Hope you enjoyed this post today, and hope you give this technique a try. It's always fun to try new things!

Hope your day is extra crafty!

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07/11/2018

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder: Birthday Party!
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy fans! There's a new challenge on the Poppystamps blog, and you who enjoy making birthday or other celebration cards, this challenge is for you!

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My Birthday Wishes card was so much fun to make. Let me show you why.

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I used the new Leafy Vine Collage with Best Wishes Folksy die and created my card with Magicals powder.

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I ordered my Magicals on Amazon. It's a powder in a small jar, that goes on deceptively plain (shook from a paintbrush), and when water is spritzed on, transformed into the magical background you see. My Double Stitch Rectangular Frames were cut 4 times for depth and glued together.

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Plenty of script words to choose from among the Poppystamps sets. Mine is from Magic and Sparkle.

Are you ready to win some shopping at the Poppystamps store? 

Come play along all month!

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07/01/2018

Sun 01

Poppystamps Challenge #46 - Birthday Party!

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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 For The Boys is Joyce!

 

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Liz Cavill!

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 on line 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 side bar!

07-18 copyPSC #46 Birthday Party!  - It's time to celebrate because we're having a birthday party!  We're looking for Birthday themed projects this month.  What a great way to add to your greeting card stash!   Whether you love bright and bold, or elegant and sophisticated we love seeing what you make!   Remember you dont have to make a card - tags and page layouts are always welcome!   Just make sure you include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die)! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's 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 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! 

06/23/2018

Sat 23

Blog Blitz: Summer Release!
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Everybody! We're celebrating a Blog Blitz here at Poppystamps. And if you love the die I'm showcasing, LEAVE A COMMENT! That's all you have to do, and you might win this darling Delicate Branch Collage die. 

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Couldn't resist making it into a  shaker. Like to make one similar? Here's a rundown of my how-to's.

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First I stenciled a card base with MB's Texture Dot Grid. I'm all about layers. And depth. and pattern. The more the merrier!

As you can see, I stenciled 3 shades of ink onto my card, not worrying about anything in the center, that part will be covered.

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I inked up a white linen look cardstock in blue and purple, before cutting out with my die. 

Also cut it again, so I could use just the branches. Notice I used my die with the branches on top. I knew I was going to add a sentiment on the bottom, so I wanted to keep the bottom clean.

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Friend Folksy Scrip is one of the new dies being released too. Stay tuned for one of the other designers featuring it as her giveaway. 

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I cut my scrip die twice, once from navy blue cardstock, then from white. I love doubling up my dies, for added depth. Did I mention I LOVE layering? Couldn't resist adding a bit of Wink of Stella to my word die.

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If you'd like a chance to win the Delicate Branch Collage die, remember to leave a comment.

Someone's gonna win, hope it's you!

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06/07/2018

Thu 07

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Greeting Poppy Peeps! I have a fun card to show you today, using Poppy's Swirly Loop.

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Birthdays seem to sneak up on me, and I love having a stash ready just in case. This fun little die is a handy swirl that could be a sun, a wreath or just a contemporary image as I've used it.

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One of my favorite background techniques is to create a stencil from vellum, with my die, and sponge ink it onto my main surface. It gives a subtle 'just enough' texture.

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The word sentiment was cut twice from glitter paper.

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Hope this gave you incentive to increase the uses for your dies, and of course to increase on hand birthday cards!

Hope your week is super crafty!

 

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