Fri 07

Acetate Front Card
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, another card idea for you! using this beautiful Memory Box ..3D Embossing Folder " Heart Bouquet"

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Love these new split frame dies, from New Collection from Poppystamp 2020 Valentine Release .. Floral Lace Heart Split Border.. 

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I started with a card length 11" you can cut of, but not add on, so best to be sure! I placed the cutting center edge 2.1/2" in from the right hand side edge.

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Reverse (wrong) side after running through my die cutting machine.

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Right Side. at this stage you can just fold back ..or Cut away! 

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I made sure my  cut lines were straight, using my score board.

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Using Acetate 5" wide..width of my card front.. and strong double sided sticky tape..adhere acetate to the card front.

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To Hide the tape lines and make it neat inside your card, Adhere your cut of heart card onto the acetate.. using more strong double sided sticky tape.

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Embossed card panel..mat onto a lilac card a touch larger.

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butterflies to decorate..there I used from Poppystamp "Beautiful butterflies Sidekick Frame" cut in lilac and cream card.

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Front decoration..My old favorite from Poppystamps.."Dandelion Stem" with "Holiday Mistletoe" ..Love Flourish.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you`ll have a go at this card idea..Pam x

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Thu 06

Banded Hearts
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today and I am sharing a Valentine's Day card using a few dies from the latest release at Poppystamps. I loved so many things from this release, it was hard to decide what I wanted to share! How about you? What is your favorite? 

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I started my card by die cutting the Banded Hearts Die from white cardstock. I then die cut it again from a variety of colors...just look at all of those colorful little hearts!

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Next, I attached the Banded Hearts die to my A2 card base with a little liquid glue. I then inlaid all the hearts back into the die. This is a favorite technique of mine. I love the clean look that inlaying the negative pieces back into the die creates. 

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To finish my card, I die cut the Love Flourish die from soft gray cardstock 3 times. I stacked them together for a little dimension and stability. Lastly, I attached my stacked sentiment to my card front. 

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I hope you enjoyed my card today! I think this Banded Hearts die will make a beautiful wedding card...I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for joining me today and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

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Wed 05

Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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I'm popping in to remind everyone that the monthly challenge going on at Poppystamps is Animal Menagerie.

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I made a baby card for the challenge using some of the new Whittle animal dies. The animals in this series are adorable and there's a whole family of them. You can see them all here.

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The giraffe and hedgehog were die cut from some scrap alcohol ink paper I had and I added some detail with Copic markers. The panda has a fuzzy fun flock belly and of course I had to add googly eyes!

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The are sitting inside the cute Stitched Envelope that is so easy to put together. I also used the new Whittle Cloud Border with the great stitching.

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I finished off the card with white paint splatters on the background and a sentiment.

Now it's your turn to make a project for the challenge. You have all month to play along. Just make sure to include an animal on your card and at least one Poppystamps product. The winner will get a gift certificate to the Poppystamps online store! All the details can be found here.

I can't wait to see your creations!

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Tue 04

LOVE IS IN THE AIR Layout!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

I love use my Poppy diecuts and stamps in any type of project, at this time, I show you a lovely layout!!!!!!

It's me in the picture! :)

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All the material used on my page is from Poppy!!!!! Awwww, I hope you like!!!!! It seems that they are the animals of my forest! :)

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I stamped the musical notes and applied embossing powders!!!!!

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And yes, Love is in the airrrrrr :)

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Run to Poppy Store!!!!

Soon We have surprises for you!!!!

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Mon 03

Textured Love
by Tina Wilstrup

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Valentine's day is getting closer - do you have your card for your loved one ready?
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I had this alcohol ink panel lying around. I didn't like it so it's just been sitting there. I first dry embossed it with the new Memory Box Heart Bouquet 3D embossing folder. I then poured on some isopropyl alcohol to reactivate the colors. I kept moving the panel until it was all activated.
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I let some of the ink drip off. It was too purple for me. And this is what I ended with. In hindsight I probably should have stopped now because this in my opinion shows the embossing better. 
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But I didn't stop. I added new pink and purple alcohol inks, layering until I was happy with the look. Once dry I used a fine nail file over the embossed areas to remove the alcohol ink and make them stand out more. IMG_20200120_204713
I cut the panel to size and cut the Meadowblossom frame from white cardstock and layered over it. The heart shape in the embossed panel just fits inside the cut out heart on the meadowblossom frame, so pretty! I then cut the Love flourish from white cardstock and placed it inside the heart.
Happy crafting!

 

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Sun 02

Happiest Birthday!
By Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, sharing a technique I love to do with my embossing folders.. Inking them up! gives you a lovely two colour effect .. I have used this stunning "Open Studio" 3D Embossing Folder "Heart Bouquet" from Memory Box.

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You will need..Embossing Folder/Brayer/ and ink..I like to use Encore ink, it is nice a sticky..brilliance ink is another good one for this technique . 

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Load the brayer with ink, I spread this ink onto a surface, gives a good even coverage on the brayer, next lightly brayer the folder with ink..Raised pattern side.

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Place your card to be embossed/inked into the folder as shown..Run through your die cutting machine..Tip! these folders are very thick..DONT force through your machine as normal embossing folders. I find one clear plate is plenty!..normally you use 2..to sandwich the embossing Folder.. Test your machine..to see what you`ll need for embossing.

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This is the pretty card, I have embossed  through my machine.

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I inked a frame to match the colour..Poppystamps Pointed rectangles.

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Addthe frame, using 3d foam tape.

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Trim embossed card to fit the frame.

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Ink around card piece, adhere embossed card to this, I added a small cream bow for decoration.

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Decorate with Poppystamps " butterflies" from Beautiful butterflies sidekick frame die set. I cut in two colours /black and cream card, these I layered up. finished with tiny black pearls. stamped "Happiest Birthday" poppystamps Butterfly Wings ..stamp set.

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Hope you`ll have a go at this inking embossing technique, using a embossing folder..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

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Sat 01

PSC#65 Animal Menagerie

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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 the Poppystamps Challenge #64 From the Heart is SmilynStef
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Nananas

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 Animal Menagerie -  We love our furry friends!  They amaze us with their clever behavior,  make us laugh with their silly antics, and make our hearts and lives fuller!   This month we're looking for projects that include animals!  Some of the first dies released from Poppystamps were dogs and cats.  Today we've got lots more to choose from in our Whittle Collection and under the Animal Kingdom category in the store.   You can make something for any occasion, just be sure to include an animal in your design.    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 February 27 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  March 1.     We can't wait to see what you make!

Wed 29

Valentine's Day Shaker Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here today sharing a Valentine's Day shaker card. Have you all started making your Valentine's Day cards yet?
For my card, I used the Poppystamps Grid Heart Frame cut from white cardstock and the Graceful Heart Frame cut once from white cardstock and once from pink vellum. To adhere the two Graceful Heart Frame layers together, I used my Xyron Creative Station Lite. I then adhered the two layers onto the Grid Heart Frame layer.

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Instead of using acetate to make my shaker card I decided to use some pink vellum behind the Grid Heart Frame. I then added some 3D Foam Tape and for the inside of my shaker, I used the hearts that were cut out from the Grid Heart Frame and some pink seed beads.

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Then I took the big heart that was cut from the Graceful Heart Frame and used one of the stamps from the Poppystamps Valentine's Fun Clear Stamp Set and stamped it with Delicata Pink Shimmer ink.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!
Nadine

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Tue 28

Stitched Envelope & Cloudline
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone, 

Candice here poppin' in to share with you a cute Valentine's Card using the new stitched envelope die, the new stitched cloud line die and new Valentine's Fun stamp set from our January release. 

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This card is super cute and you guess it...quite simple to make. To create this card you will need a 4.25 inch by 5.5 inch piece of white card stock that you will color with some Tumbled Glass distress ink. Next take you Double Stitched rectangle frame die and die cut your tumbled glass colored yardstick with the frame die. 

Now assemble both the frame and the center cutout to your white A2 sized cardbase. When you assemble the die cut panels to your card base, be sure to leave about a .25 inch white order around your distress ink panel. 

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Next, take a scrap piece of white cardstock and die cut the cloud border using the new stitched cloudline die. Then stamp the sentiment "Love is in the Air" from the new Valentine's Fun stamp set onto your cloud border die cut with some versa fine only black ink.

Now with a scrap piece of kraft cardstock, die cut the stitched envelope using the new stitched envelope die. With a scrap strip of red cardstock, die cut the stitched red hearts from the splendid stitched heart die. In place of the splendid stitched heart die, you can also use the new Petite stitched hearts die. 

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With all of your die cuts pieces cut out, you are now ready to assemble your card. First adhere your stitched cloud border strip to the bottom of your distress inked card front.

Next assemble your stitched envelope with your small bit of your favorite liquid or tape runner adhesive. Be sure to only secure two sides of your envelope and to leave the top portion open for your heart pieces. Once your envelope is assembled, adhere the envelope to your card front with some adhesive foam tape. My favorite is the 3M brand. 

Now take your stitched cut hearts and arrange them in a cluster both inside and outside of the envelope. Pop up a few of the hearts with some foam tape for added dimension. Viola! your card is done. For a bit of sparkle and shine, you can brush on some wink of stella glitter brush pen to your stitched hearts. 

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I just adore this card and all the stitching. I hope today's card tutorial has inspired you to either case my exact design or create you own version of the card using the same dies from the new release. Thanks for joining me today. Until next time... happy crafting!
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Mon 27

Rainbow Shaker
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a colourful rainbow shaker card.

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I love a good rainbow so I decided to pull out some of my favorite alcohol inks and make a rainbow heart card. I used Yupo paper, alcohol inks, blending solution, rubbing alcohol and an air blower.

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I put some blending solution on the yupo and added dots of color in a row up the paper and moved the ink around with the air blower until I was happy with the blending.

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Using the Grid Heart Frame I die cut the panel, adhered a piece of clear plastic on the back and added a double layer of foam tape around the frame and in between each row of hearts. If you only add foam to the outside of the panel all the sequins would fall to the bottom and I didn't want that. I wanted to have sequins in each row of hearts and I wanted the sequins in each row to match the colour of the inks.

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I adhered white card stock to the back of the panel so the sequin colours would pop against the white.

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For the sentiments I used three from the Whittle Love Sentiments set that are perfect for sending to a friend. I white heat embossed the sentiments on black card stock and punched them out with circle punches. I wanted to keep the sentiments small so they wouldn't cover up too much of the fabulous rainbow shaker!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Hope you make a shaker card for a friend, I know it will put a smile on her face!

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