Sat 09

Love Love Love
by Nancy Penir

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With Valentines right around the corner, it's crunch time for valentine cards. I'm on the Poppy blog today with 2 quick and easy cards made with the Seed Love Collage die. 

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I die cut the Love image 3 times on a 4 1/4 x 4 3/4" white cardstock. With 3 pieces of of glitter card stock cut: top and bottom 2 x 4 1/4" and middle: 4 1/2 x 1 1/2". I used up some scrap glitter paper I had, but you could use all one color. 

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With a couple of gemstones placed in the middle of the heart, the card's complete. 

Loved this look with the triple cut seed die so much, I quickly did another card.

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This one, with Valentine colors, super simple, with a Big Bang! Each love strip cut 1 7/8" wide.

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And I added the Doodle Happy Valentines cut from white cardstock. 

Love it when a card comes together easily! And don't you just love, love, LOVE the sweet seed heart? 

Happy Valentines Day Poppy Peeps!

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Fri 08

CAS Friendship Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a CAS friendship card that could also easily be made into a Valentine's card as well.  I used the new Tumbled Heart Balloon Collage and the Whittle Elephant dies along with the Love and Friendship stamp set all from the new 2019 Valentine release.

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Seriously, how cute is this whittle elephant?

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I filled the hearts in the balloon die with microbeads.

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Want to know how I created my card? Below is my video tutorial showing exactly how I did it.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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Thu 07

Koi Pond Shaker Card
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello crafty friends!

Today I am going to use some smaller dies to demonstrate how you can turn a plain card design into a fish pond scene just by adding some realistic details. Basically it is an A2 size CAS card with a circle window and a sentiment. BUT - if you emboss the background it is going to turn into an old pavement. A watercolor background and some shiny sequins become a water surface. A little fish and a cluster of waterlilies finish off the scene.

Watch the video tutorial below for a step by step guide on how to put this card together!

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Thank you for visiting! Have a fabulous day! 

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Tue 05

Beautiful Love Die and Alcohol Inks
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy February to you all! I have a new technique ( For Me) that I am using today. I recently learned about Alcohol Ink watching a video 

by .  Jennifer McGuire I highly recommend you visit her blog and the link I gave you to see how to do this. It was so new to me that I forgot to take pictures as I was making the papers.

All the dies I used are from Poppystamps : Whittle Mouse, Simple Thinking of  You and the beautiful Seed Love Collage I layered the Love die twice for a bit more dimension.

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Above and below is a picture of one of the papers I created using Alcohol inks, each one will be  different, just play with it. I ended up adding alcohol to my glass work surface , I had lots of leftover ink on the glass . I turned my Yupo paper( the ink moves around on this paper) over and placed it on the drips from the first paper with ink, that's  how I ended up with a very soft look to my card and no wasted inks.

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If you are interested in learning please go to the pro.... Jennifer McGuire.... Linked for you above. It's way more fun that I thought but it is a bit messy.

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I sure had fun making the background of this card and I love the added gold shimmer.  Poppystamps dies toped this card oh so many choices to make, I wanted to keep the dies white so they would stand out on the inked paper. 

Thank you for the visit today . I hope you have a crafty day my friends.

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Sat 02

Thank You Card Set
by Nancy Penir

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February brings the hope of Spring, and I'm here today with some ideas for easy, fun stamping.

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I love doing cards in multiples, especially for giving gifts. A set of thank you cards (A1 size) is the perfect appreciation to give a friend. Or a neighbor who fed the cats while you were away?

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I selected one of my favorite Poppy stamp sets, Little Kindnesses, and a Poppy tag die, marking off the die, lightly with a pencil. Here's where the fun starts. Using my Misti, each card is placed and stamped one after another, in an assembly line. 

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Here's a look at all the elements before the card is assembled. Each tag is inked a different color, 6 total.

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I placed my tag in the Misti for placement of the bee trail as well.

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The large die cut flower is copic colored, coordinated with the tag, and adhered to the tag. If you look closely, you can see I glued only the center of the flower so I could curl up the petals slightly. Finishing touches include the script die cut and some Nuvo drops.

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Don't forget the envelopes! So easy to decorate them with the Misti too!

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Packaged together with a ribbon, a sweet way to say, 'thank you'. And great therapy for a cold winter's afternoon. How nice to have several of these sets on hand, ready to go.

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I hope this post today brought you a bit of Spring sunshine. And I hope you're feeling crafty, no matter the temp outside!

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Fri 01

PSC#53 - Love Me Do!

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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 Starry Night is Sunny's Craft

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

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 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!

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PSC#53 - Love Me Do!   Love is in the air!  We're looking for projects with a love theme including but not limited to Valentine's Day, Wedding and Anniversary.  Entries are not limited to cards, we'd love to see tags, decorations and more!  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 26 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  March 1.   

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

Thu 31

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY CARD
by Patty Tanúz

Hola Amigas!!!!

I'm so excited to show you, first this close up!!!! Loookkkk, excited and in loveeeee, aw!

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Totally adorable really?????? I melt with love  with little elephant!!!!! Oh my goshhh, he makes me have a lot of sweetness!!!!

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To make my card, I first created a background with powders of emboss!!!! The most recent release of Poppy is so beautiiful!!! Diecuts and stamps are a success and it is something that you must have!!!!!

I cut my little elephant into several layers of paper, looks like chipboard!

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I love colors, stitches and gold!!!! How cute and sweet, really???

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Wed 30

I Otter Love Ya
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us today! These sweet little otters are swimming by to wish us all a very Happy Valentine's Day! I think this Whittle Otter  is my very favorite from our entire new release! I started out with a blended ink background made from distressed oxide inks, then splattered with water to create these swirling droplets of color. You can either imagine the otters floating by on their backs, or swimming to to the surface with goodies in their paws. If you are a fan the sea otters of the West Coast, or the sleek River Otters that we have here in Florida, then you are going to love these cuties!

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One otter is holding the small Whittle Heart, and one otter is holding the tops from the Dandelion Stem, which look like tiny, artsy sea urchins! Perhaps it is a gift for his sweet Valentine?

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Thank you all so much for dropping by today!

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Tue 29

Sending My Love
by Robin Tharaldson

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Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away and you still have time to create a few cards for those special people in your life! By "special" I mean those who know how much work you put into your cards and won't just toss them away...right!

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My A-10 or business size card features the Tumbled Heart Balloon Collage die from Poppystamps 2019 Valentine's release. This die was a lot of fun to work with; I love the colors and the fun silver string with a bow!

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I used two shades of card stock for my hearts and then added Tonic Shimmer to all of them for that little sparkle!

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My sentiment is from the Sending Love stamp set. The following video will show you how to create this card!

 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and be sure to check out more inspiration from the Poppystamps Design Team here!

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Mon 28

Blog Blitz Winners Announced!

A big thanks to all of you who joined us for our Valentine's release blog blitz!  We can't thank you enough for your positive encouragement and kindness!  You mean the world to us! 
Here's a list of the prize winners who have all been contacted by email.  Instagram winners have also been announced and are listed on each instagram post that featured a prize. 

We hope you'll continue to visit the blog for daily inspiration and join us for our new Spring Release blog blitz that is only a few weeks away! 

Date Post Prize Winner
1/10/2019 Jeanne's Post  2169 Wavy Heart  Alison
1/11/2019 Robin's Post  2167 Big Donut  Carla Hundley
1/12/2019 Marybeth's Post  2162 Pinpoint Hearts  Andre M.
1/13/2019 Nancy's Post 2160 Whittle Cupcake Tami Grant
1/14/2019 Nadine's Post 2159 Heart Trio Eileen M
1/15/2019 Donna's Post 2153 Whittle Mouse Evita
1/17/2019 Michele's Post 2155 Little Donut  Barbara-Jean
1/18/2019 Pam's Post 2152 Ribbon Heart Melanie Allen
1/20/2019 Tanya's Post 2157 Shaker Heart SarahC
1/21/2019 Patty's Post 2158 Whittle Elephant Yolanda