189 posts categorized "Pam Simpson"

02/07/2020

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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02/02/2020

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

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

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01/22/2020

Wed 22

From The Heart.:. Challenge reminder..
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone, reminder for our "From The Heart" PSC #64 Challenge.

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I have used Poppystamp dies from  last years collection..

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White/Red & Kraft card..pretty Paper .. colours I choose to use for this card.

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Kraft Card 6. inch X 2.1/4 inches.. I used the poppystamp "Stitched heart Border" border die as shown. 

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Using the Poppystamps "Seed Love Collage" border die ..Top Pic..no Red behind the pretty heart shape.. Pic below show how red card fetches the pretty flowers in the heart out.

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I have used Poppystamps Shaker Heart..  These have been cut in the 4 main colours ..layered with 3d foam .  finished with Red Chiffon Bow and silver gems "Happy Anniversary"..

Hope you will play along with us this month, still time for you to create a card.

For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! 

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

 

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01/17/2020

Fri 17

Love & Hugs.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, do you love hearts as much as me! boy what a beautiful Valentine release from Poppystamp dies this is! so many from the collection work together or on their own.

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I decided on my colours first! I did have an idea what I wanted to create.. Cream/Red/ gold glitter.

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How perfect these two dies work together.. Grid Heart Frame/Banded Hearts.

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Adhere the Banded Hearts to Grid heart frame.. perfect match!

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Next I adhered to my Red card, leaving a small border around.

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I have used red double sided tape on the reverse, I want to keep the words and flower in place on my glitter hearts...

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Adhere cream  die cut hearts..Love Heart & Hugs Heart onto the glitter ones.

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Cut in red card Poppystamp dies..Double Stitched Rectangle Frame.   Adhere as shown.

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Placed my two hearts as shown.using 3d foam tape for dimension.

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Stamped using "Whittle Everyday" clear stamp ... Thinking of you. 2 chiffon tiny bows / 2 pearls 

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Finished card measures..6.1/2 inches x 5.1/4 inches.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy

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01/11/2020

Sat 11

Blog Blitz Continues. Graceful Heart Frame die.
by Pam Simpson

Happy New Year Poppystamp friends.. What a wonderful start to the New Year 2020, with the amazing beautiful New Valentine collection from Poppystamps....You have the chance to win  this "Graceful Heart Frame die" Just by leaving me a comment here on this post.

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I have chosen delicate colours for this card. main White/ soft Blue/ soft Green. how I choose my colours below .

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I decided on a white for the main ..Pale Blue for The Graceful Heart frame.

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This is how I cut the green to infill the folidge ..below. I adhered the card to 3D foam.

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Ran it through my die cutting machine. below..

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This is how I paper (foam) pieced the die cut Graceful Heart.

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Below picture showing the green infill..
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Blue heart 3D foam ..Love Flourish cut in black card and white to create a shadow. ..Valentine Fun Clear Stamps, hearts and Hugs & Kisses ..couple of black pearls to finish.

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Don`t forget, all you have to do is leave a comment to be in with a chance to win this "Graceful Heart Frame die" from Poppystamps.

Good luck everyone Pam x.

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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 January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.  From Jeanne's post.

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

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01/01/2020

Wed 01

PSC#64 From The Heart

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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 PSC#63 Merry Craftmas is karenladd.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Christmas View - Sara Cook.

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 From The Heart - Let's face it.. we make because we want like to give a gift of the heart to family and friends.  This month we're looking for more heartfelt greetings.  for just about any occasion.  We're looking for Valentines, Anniversary, Wedding Congratulations, and just about anything to show your someone special that you care - please include a heart (stamp, die, pattern paper etc.).   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 January 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  February 1.     We can't wait to see what you make!

 

12/27/2019

Fri 27

Noel.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.. well it  is over for another year! boy it sure comes round quick.. I`m still making Christmas cards at the moment, these will be for next year..another simple card design.

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I started with a ivory card 6.1/4 inches x 5 inches.

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I have placed Poppystamps "Holly Side Strips & Stencil of center as shown..in the picture.

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I have raised the holly leaves only with 3D foam, adhered to a touch larger red card, width I kept the same 61/4 inches.

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Another mat of Red and Cream on the top section.

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Small strip of red card, for this glitter die cut "Festive Noel", adhered along the top of the red strip only.

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Adhered to the card as shown, I cut again Noel in red card..I infilled the glitter with the red..

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Finished with a green seam binding bow and pearls..told you it was an easy quick make..finished card 6.1/4 inches x 51/4 inches.

Thank you for stopping by our blog today and all your support in 2019 .. Wishing you all a Very Happy Prosperous New Year 2020.

Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

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12/18/2019

Wed 18

Challenge Reminder : Calendar Card.
by Pam Simpson

Hello, Pam  here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#63 Merry Craftmas!.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty with a Christmas theme. Plus if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! 

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I have made this quick calendar card, I can keep it near my PC or will fold flat to pop in my handbag. 

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Main card size and this is how it looks when you score and fold..16"x 4.3/4" ..Score @ 6" & 12" ..this is the size I needed for my Poppystamps "Holly Frame & Stencil" die..

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Cut the panel in white card and using the matching stencil, shade the holly leaves as shown.

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Create red berries with a pen.

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I adhered the panel..to pale duck egg blue card.

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Memory box paper..it is gray with light gray spot. I covered the main card and just were I placed my calendar, I made a cover for that to, with the papers.

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Stand like this..

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Or like this

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Folded away 

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I added Mini Poinsettias ..tartan ribbon, My old Memory Box Typewriter font numbers. 

Hope this has given you some ideas.. Pam x.

For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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12/08/2019

Sun 08

Believe..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today, sharing a Christmas card.

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How cute is this Popystamps "Whittle Santa Face" peeking in "Cottage Window" looks like snow outside..I have used Decoart Snow Tex paste..using a stiff brush and dabbing in around..

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I have cut Santa`s face in white and red card.

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Scribbled with some pink pens for his face.

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Layer up as shown, to adhere behind the window.

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I have used some waste acetate, on the backside of the window..next I used strips of 3D foam tape, to raise up the window..Santa`s face adhered at the bottom .. behind Santa is green trees from "Wooded Glen Landscape die", these have decoart snowtex daubed on..   I also did this to the acetate in the window.(fetching the outside in)

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Layer the window sides as shown..I have framed using "Double Stitched Rectangle frames" ..Gingham Bow..with Silver Bells & Berry Branch.. and of cause ..You have to Believe!

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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12/01/2019

Sun 01

PSC#63 Merry Craftmas!

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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 PSC#62 Fall Frolic is Conniecrafter!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is fall wishes (Marta).

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#63 Merry Craftmas! This time of year we're making the season bright with wrapped treats, pretty tags, home decor and of course cards for loved ones near and far. We want to see how you celebrate the season with handmade details that make all the difference.  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.

Holly Christmas Card by Nadine Carlier PS

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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 December 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  January 1.     We can't wait to see what you make!