Mon 08

Easter Chicks
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a fun Easter card made with the Poppystamps Easter Chicks stamp set with coordinating dies. 
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I know we all love Poppystamps dies , but I  thought  it would be fun to break out the stamps today.  I  find coloring very therapeutic.    It's easy to get lost while staying inside the lines! :P
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I stamped the images from Easter Chicks on white card stock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then I colored the images with Copic Markers.   You can use any markers you like.   If you're committed to crafting I'd invest in the Copics because over your lifetime they are a great investment.  You can refill the makers when they run dry, and a refill bottle will recharge the markers many times.  In the long run this is much cheaper than purchasing another set of markers just because you need only a few colors.  
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When the images are colored I tape the coordinating die over the image and then run it through my die cut machine for a clean cut every time.  A bit of tape holds the die in place while running it through your machine.   
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The background was created with distress ink.  This is another cost saver if you have room in your craft area, or you dont want to invest in colored card stock.  By inking white card stock you can make it any color you like.   This panel is inked with Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron.  The sentiment is stamped on the colored panel AFTER it is inked to prevent smearing.   
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I had lots of fun creating this card and am delighted with how it turned out.  I know it's going to make someone really happy!   

Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Sat 06

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings and Happy Spring to all! I have a trio of Spring/Easter cards for you today, with background designer paper I made with Poppystamps new Picnic Plaid. 

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Once I got this generously sized plaid stamp into my Misti, it was hard to stop! As you can see, I used pastels and knew I wanted to create Easter cards.

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I used 2 main dies, coloring only one main image and mixing colors with my Distress Oxides.

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My tip for the day: use Q-tips for small spaces, and mix colors for a marbled look. It works great! Notice how I added pink to the bunny's cheeks and ears.

Easy breezy to get a soft pastel pink just where you want it with a Q-tip.

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3 cards, easily done with a fun plaid stamp, and plenty of papers left over to do more!

Have a great weekend!

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Fri 05

Flower Garden
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Hope you off to a great start for April! I am using the new Flower Garden stamp set from Poppystamps . It's a full large stamp with lots of sentiments.  I stamped the background  in a soft pink .

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I also used the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame and Stencil , also from Poppystamps ! I placed the stencil over my die cut front panel then sponged with the same color as the background flowers. I made it a bit darker by going over it a few times.

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I cut a few greens from the Poppystamps die Spring Pots Shelves. I didn't want the card too busy ,as I already have a lot going on with the background . I just added some greens to one pot, I sniped the greens off the pots and put them all into one.

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend, with some sunshine too! Spring is in full bloom here in California with all the rain we had this year.

Have fun if you go shopping at the Poppystamps store!

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Tue 02

Blue Poppy..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, just love this Poppystamp  "Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame & Stencil". makes a quick card.

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I started by cutting 2 of these frames in white card, as I wanted to layer them up, so I could have some depth to the poppies...Rather than our UK traditional red poppies , I love the blue ones.

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I only used to markers to colour ..one blue and green.

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I used a ball tool on the backside of the Poppies, this create`s a nice curve..

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Do the same to the white, then I used thin strips of foam tape around the outer edge, this is to layer them together..in between the Poppy heads I used Pinflaire glue gel..

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I have adhered my layers as shown, the blue layer is one coloured with the marker on the outer edge.

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Poppystamps lovely sentiment stamp, "Springtime Greetings" used Brillance blue ink pad. added a couple of cute Whittle Birds and cream bow..used a permanent black marker to add tiny dots..

Finished card 5.1/2"x 7"..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x..

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Mon 01

PSC#55 - Blooming Garden

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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 Spring Cleaning is Mac Mable

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Shona Chambers.

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#55 Blooming Garden - There's nothing like a walk in the garden to to bring you peace of mind and renew your love of life.  There's so much to discover as you take a turn about the park... beautiful flowers and foliage, sunshine to warm your face and a cool place to rest in the shade by the pond when you get tired.  You're not alone as butterflies flutter, bunnies scamper, and crickets chirp.  Show us what makes you happy, 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 April 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  May 1.   

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

Mon 01

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Sun 31

Easter Spinner Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with an Easter spinner card I made using the Decorated Egg Sidekick Frame & Stencil Set and the Chick an Egg Die.

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Want to know how I created my spinner card? Below is my video tutorial showing exactly how.
Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell so you will get updates when I post a new video.

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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Fri 29

You are Loved
by Robin Tharaldson

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The 2019 Spring Release from Poppystamps is in full swing and I hope you have had the opportunity to check out all the new stamps and dies! NO?...well head on over to Poppystamps and see for yourself!  My card features products from the Spring Release along with a craft die from Birch Press Design that created my embossed background panel!

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I know I have mentioned a few times now, but I am in love with the Luscious Script words from this release; there is no end to creating with them! The bold words paired with heartfelt sentiments make for quick and easy projects! The sentiment, for this card, came from the Picnic Plaid stamp set which includes a LARGE background stamp, bold word stamps and many other sentiments!!

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And, I think the Spring Pots Frame lends itself to so many possibilities...thinking shaker, maybe! Anyway, watch my video to see how to emboss with a die; it's super easy and gives your dies an extended use!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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Thu 28

Hello Chick!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

I am very excited to show you, a project with the new backgrounds stamps of Poppystamps!!!!!!!

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In my scrap stash, I have only four colors of Distress Oxide jiji.. Look, this is so beautiful!!!!

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I wanted to achieve a washed-out effect, so I only stamped once!!! Picnic Plaid Clear Stamp Set is beautiful  and in addition to the background, it also has phrases!!!!!!!

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I use my green background in my card, look!!!!!!!

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Do you like? Is a very very cheerful and funny card with that  chick and egg!!!!! 

We also have happy plants!!! jijiji I cut them of Spring Pots Shelves and I painted them with watercolors! A roof that gives shade to the window with glitter is so fashion jiji

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I love the little chick, he makes me smile :)

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The new luscious scripts, are so wonderful!!!! I love Hello word!!!!!

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Did you see Folk Decorated Eggs???? I painted them with Sharpies, vibrant colors!!!!! After, a little of glitter and wow!!!! I love the result!!!!

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Decorated Egg Stitched Frame is so beautiful too!!!! Run to the Online Store!!!! 

What do you like most about my card? Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

Besos amigas!!!!!!!

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Tue 26

Happy Easter
by Donna Peachey

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With Easter on its way, I thought it might be nice to make something other than a card.

So today's design is something a little more 'fun' based in terms of design that's hopefully suitable as a small gift...  perhaps for a teacher or teachers aide?

To start with, you'll need a suitably sized notebook... 

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Some of you may well recognise this base layer design as I have used it once before!

Cut a piece of card to size (4.25 x 5.5"), add the Pinpoint Hearts as shown and then add the splatter of colour using a syringe and liquid watercolour.

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Next comes the Bubble Spiral...

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Followed by this partially cut Stitchwork Circle Frame.

To finish the base, cut approx 1/4 inch off the bottom and a little less from the left hand side.

Glue the base on to a piece of silver mirror card that measures 4.25 x 5.5"...

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...  and add this Pierced Border to the left hand side.

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(Here's another photo of the finished design to explain what I mean and save you scrolling back up to the top)!

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To decorate, you'll need these...

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...  and these! 

I've cut the Peek A Boo Bunny three times and the word Easter twice before gluing the layers together.  Everything else has just been cut the once.

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I also decided I would need an extra heart, so I've included the Heart Trio Showcase photo to show which of the smaller sizes I used.

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Once everything is glued in to place, you may want to add a layer or two of spray varnish to add a little protection and durability to the front cover before attaching it to the notebook.

I hope this fun design has inspired you to have a go.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...  

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