Wed 25

Challenge Reminder: Floral Fantasy..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone..

Have you been playing along with this months Challenge! "Floral Fantasy" just add a flower, sure you`ll  all have flowers in your collections from Poppystamp Dies! , easy challenge for you to join in with us this month....  

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My flower display! I have used my older Poppystamps "Delightful Daisy"  and newer "Whittle Maple Leaf"  along with Folksy Script "Best Wishes". I have teamed with Birchpress Designs ..Nobilia Ornament stacker dies..  here   

This is the finished design: ready for floral decoration....

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7.1/2 inches x 6 inches card ..Cutting plate Nobilia Ornament 57296 layer C..I have cut on card size stated, central in the card..showing reverse: foam tape added for dimension.

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Adhere this to same size card blank.

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Layer C Plate ...cut in Blue card and 3D foam tape applied ..then adhere in place as shown.

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I have cut plate A white card and plate B in a paler blue..layering up as shown ..

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Top of page is how it looks when finished..

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Finished with delicate ribbon bow, sparkle gems.

Now it's YOUR turn! Create your own Floral Fantasy card, using at least ONE Poppystamps die or stamp, and add it to our Challenge Link here on our blog before the end of the month. One lucky winner will be selected to win a fabulous prize!

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Tue 24

Blog Blitz Thank You Card
by Dana Kirby

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Hello Friends! It is Dana here today with a Thank You card to share with you all.  We are continuing with our Blog Blitz today, so remember to leave a comment down below. Today you will have the chance to win the Colwell Label Set. This is such a great set of labels and a basic die set that you will want to add to your collection! Let's get started, shall we?

I started my card by spraying the back of the Chrysanthemum Stencil with Pixie Spray (from Therm O Web) to hold the stencil in place. Then I used purple tape and masked off the leaves on the stencil. This step took a little extra time but it was definitely worth it in my opinion. Once I started adding my ink I did not have to worry about the leaves, because I knew they were covered or masked off. 

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I added Distress Oxide Ink in Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin to the Chrysanthemum. Once I was finished I removed the purple tape.

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I then lined the stencil back up over the Chrysanthemum and masked off the flowers.

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I added Distress Oxide Ink in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn to the leaves. I once again removed the stencil and the purple tape. Once my card panel was finished I lightly spritzed it with water and set it aside to dry for a few minutes.

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Next, I trimmed my card panel down a bit to A2 card size. I then used a die from the Colwell Label Set and die cut a label from the bottom left corner of my panel. I stamped my sentiment from the You Are Wonderful Stamp Set directly onto the label.

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I then mounted my stenciled card panel onto my A2 card base. I added a little foam adhesive to my label and inlaid it back into the opening on my card panel.

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To finish my card, I die cut a green frame with the Pointed Rectangle Frame Die. I then added the frame to my card front. I love the way the frame finishes the edges on my card and ties everything together. Lastly, I added a few Lemon Drop Jewels to my card front as a finishing touch.

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Over the weekend I had some time, so I decided to use the Romantic Blooms Stencil and make a "bonus" card to share with you all. This time I just placed the stencil directly onto my card panel and ink blended Distress Oxide Ink with a rainbow of colors. I actually didn't even add ink to my sponges, I just used the leftover ink that had accumulated. Super quick and easy!

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Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to give the new stencils a try...I promise you won't be disappointed! 

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 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!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

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Mon 23

Spring Blog Blitz - Adriana Wreath
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello and Welcome All to our Spring Blog Blitz! We have got some fresh new products and beautiful designs from our talented design team all month long to help us chase away those winter blues! Today I am sharing my pretty spring wreath created with the brand new Adriana Wreath. Take a look!

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The Adriana Wreath is an intricate one-piece die that packs a powerful punch! I started out by cutting the Wreath in a pretty lime green, then adhering it to my crisp white card base.

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Then I selected my favorite spring pastel palette, and cut out a random pile of leaves, berries, and tiny blooms from the Garden Leaves and Berries, the Orchard Leaves, and the Floral Cluster die sets. I arranged them around my Wreath, then stared gluing. Soon I came up with a fresh spring look I love!

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Then came my favorite part! I pulled out my brand new Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue from Memory Box Open Studio! I squirted tiny drops in the center of my tiny pink leaves in small drops of glittery goodness! Today I used Strawberry Ice, but you will want every color in your collection!

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I added a few sparking sequins and voila! It looks like Paris in the Spring!

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Would you like to win this beautiful Adriana Wreath die for your floral collection? It's easy! All you have to do to win is leave a comment on THIS POST for your chance to win the Adriana Wreath!

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

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Your comments mean the world to us! I love reading kind words from our loyal Poppystamps fans all over the world! So please keep those comments coming for your chance to win! Good Luck to you all!

Thank you all so much for joining us today!

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Sun 22

Spring Blog Blitz: Gateway Fold Birthday Card with Video
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here with gateway fold Birthday card for the 2020 Spring Blog Blitz! Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to find out how you can win some dies.

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell so you will get updates when I post a new video.

I used the Oval Fold Frame die along with the Picket Tall Curve Border die for the main part of my card. Then used the Floral Cluster die to add the flowers. For the sentiment, I used the Friendship and Kindness Stamp Set.
 
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Now the part you've been waiting for... the prize!!  On my post here you can win the Oval Fold Frame die that I used.
 
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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!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE!

 
Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!
Nadine
 
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Sat 21

Spring Blog Blitz Giveaway
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello there dear crafty friends and family ! We are so blessed to enjoy this craft of ours and now most of us have lots of time to play. I hope you have fun the next few days looking at all the new products!

 Its Blog Blitz time where Dave is giving away new products each day! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this beautiful Raining Frame die new from Poppystamps .

 

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I cut the outer edge of patterned paper from memory box called : Cottage Meadow then added some foam tape and adhered to the new panel.

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I placed my panel over the new paper from Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad, all linked below. I stamped the sentiment using : Birch Press Design : You are Awesome.

 

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I think of this die as almost a plate and a die. Its perfect for your front panels no extra cutting needed.

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You can see how beautiful this plate/ die looks. I love it!

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If you would like to have a chance to win this beautiful Poppystamps : Raining Frame Die all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

 

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 random numb
er 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!!!)  Your kind words always make us SMILE! ( copied from Jeanne)

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Thank you and take care.

Let not your heart be troubled ( John  14:1)

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Fri 20

Blog Blitz Begins - Butterfly Symphony
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hello friends!   It's my favorite time!  New release time!  We're so excited about our new Spring Release that we're celebrating with a blog blitz!  What's a blog blitz?  It's a time we set aside to show you projects made with the new release and give you a chance to win some for yourself!   Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Butterfly Symphony die. 

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This beautiful die features a die cut swirl of pretty butterflies in different sizes! It's the perfect size for an A2 card. 

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I started by die cutting the Butterfly Symphony from a white card stock panel.  Next I inked the die cut ribbon swirl with ombre yellow/orange Copic Markers.   I used Y15, Y17 and YR04.

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To completely ink up to the edges you can slide a piece of scrap paper between the die cut lines. I recommend something heavier than a sticky note, but wanted to use a colored slip of paper so you could see how it slides between the die cuts easily. 

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To assemble the card I trimmed a dark aqua piece of card stock slightly smaller than my card base.  I die cut the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame from a light aqua and adhered it to the card base.  I trimmed a piece of gold glitter paper to fit inside the die cut frame opening.   Next I cut the Butterfly Symphony Panel with the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame so it fits perfectly over the opening. 
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Finally I die cut the butterflies in ombre shades of aqua card stock.  I chose aqua because I wanted it to contrast with the yellow/orange colored ribbon.   
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I applied adhesive only to the center of the butterflies and bent them so you can see the gold glitter card stock underneath.  What a fun surprise! 
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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!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

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Thu 19

Honeycomb Birthday Cake
by Jeanne Jachna

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Did you know the most popular card people send is a birthday card?   They come in all shapes and sizes and always bring a smile to recipients! :P
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I've told you this before.. I love to play card challenges that I find on line!  It's always fun to see the different ways people interpret the sketch or photo.  I'm playing along with the new Fusion Card Challenge that begins today.   It's a great way to find inspiration and to challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone.   Here's a peek in case you want to play along too! 
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I was immediately drawn to the clean cake, the honeycomb pattern and Swoon!  The GOLD!   But how to turn this into a card? 
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There is lots of white in the inspiration photo so I started by cutting the Honeycomb Curve from a piece of white card stock.  I inked a smaller panel with ombre shades of distress ink to fit behind the open die cut panel.
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I cut the Frosted Cake die from white card stock.  I set the cake pieces aside and used a cosmetic brush to apply ink to the frosting.
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I assembled the cake and adhered it to the assembled card base.  I adhered the top layer of the cake with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension.
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The finishing touch is the GOLD!  I cut the Musical Happy Birthday from gold foil and gold glitter paper.  I stacked the two for lots of sparkle and shine.  Why the Musical Happy Birthday?  Because if it's your birthday, and I'm calling you, I'll be singing! 
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Yum right?   I challenged myself to use colors and die cuts that I wouldn't normally use together and WOW!  I'm delighted with the end result!  What will you make today?
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Wed 18

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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Tue 17

Big Donut Trio
by Candice Crawford

 

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Hello crafty friends! Hope you are all having a wonderful St.Patrick's Day. 

Today I am sharing with you three projects I made with the popular Big Donut die from Poppystamps. This die set creates the cutest layered donuts that are realistic enough to eat. I paired the Big Donut die with the Donut Outline die and the Donut What I'd do stamp set to create a coordinated ensemble of donut cards and tags.

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To make the cards, I first cut the donuts and icing layers from scrap pieces of kraft, white, brown, pink and black card stock with the Big Donut die set. I then mixed and matched the donut layers with coordinating icing layers to resemble actual donuts.

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I used the tiny hearts from the die set to create heart sprinkles on one of the donuts. Then used my sprinkle embellishments from my stash to create the rainbow and chocolate sprinkles for the other donuts.  

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With my Double Stitched Rectangle Frames die, I created the card fronts for both cards using some white and brown card stock from my stash. I used the Double Stitched Tag Frames die set to create my tag base. The Double Stitched Rectangle frame die set is perfect for making stitched card front layers for your cards and one of my favorite dies I turned to with almost every project. Next, I sponged on some antique linen distress oxide ink onto my square and rectangle white card stock pieces to create the appearance of cream card stock. 

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I then adhered my donut die cuts onto of the inked layers layers with some liquid glue. A few donuts on both the card and tag were popped up with 3M foam tape. Glossy accents were use on the icing layers of the donuts for some added dimension and shine. 

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For the sentiments on the cards, I die cut the "donut" word outline from black card stock. Next, I cut the individual letters that spell donut, from a strip of white card stock and placed them onto of the black outline piece. I sponged each of the letters with antique linen distress oxide ink to make the letters appear cream. Next I stamped coordinating sentiments from the Donut What I'd do stamp set. The sentiment "You Are the Icing To My" was stamped in Versafine Onxy black ink while the sentiments "Forget You Are Awesome" and "Sprinkled With Love" were stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

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I added a smaller white tag from the Heart Tag Trio die set to my tag as an extra embellishment. I backed the mini heart tag with a piece of pink card stock to fill in the heart shape. I cut fishtails to both ends of the sentiment banner strip and popped the entire sentiment up on foam tape. Then punched a whole at the top of my tag to add the embellishment and string.

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I really like how each of the projects came out. I hope you've enjoyed today's project share and found some inspiration to make your own set of donut cards and tags. Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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Mon 16

Thinking of You
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! I'm very anxious for spring to arrive so I decided to make spring card for you using soft colours with some of the new Poppystamps release!

I started by die cutting the Soaring Tree Frame from 3 layers of white card stock and 1 layer of linen card stock.

I chose some colours from the new Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots Paper Pad and cut them into thin strips and adhered them to a white panel that is slightly smaller than the Tree Frame then I attached the Tree Frame onto the dotted panel.

For the card base I picked a design from the new Springtime Bouquet Paper Pad. This skyburst pattern is so fun!

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Have you seen the new Poetic Uppercase Alphabet die? It will die cut the entire alphabet in one pass, with 3-4 die cuts of each letter, so you can create your own sentiments! Love this because they are a nice size for putting together longer sentiments, phrases or for customizing cards or scrapbook pages with names and places. There is also a die that die cuts lowercase letters.

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My Thinking of You sentiment is from the letters in this die and I used it vertically for a different look.

I finished off my card by adding a few butterflies from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. The colours are so soft and sparkly in this paper pad, the camera just doesn't do it justice!

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Thank  you so much for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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