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PSC#113 Challenge Reminder - Heart Eyes!
by Sphoorti

 

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#113 - Heart Eyes! This month's challenge is a nod to the Heart Eyes emoji that is a show of affection, love, adoration for someone or something. We want you to show your love for someone or something you adore this month. You could be smitten with just about anything.. your special someone, your fur baby, a sports team or even your crafty hobby. You're welcome to make cards for your favorite Valentine / Galentine / Palentine or perhaps a wedding or anniversary!

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win. For more details, check out the main post here.

This was my take on the challenge, and somewhat of a deviation from my comfort zone. Hearts and pinks aren't usually my thing, but this card took some unexpected twists and turns and this is what I ended up with! Not too shabby, is it?

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I started off by cutting out some hearts and frames from the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts Craft Die Set using some white card stock, some alcohol inked panels, and silver foiled card stock. My initial plan was to make a tiny shaker, so I cut out multiple frames and stacked them up. I topped off the multilayered heart with some acetate and then a foiled heart and was done with my shaker well. I filled the well with some pastel-colored jewels and stones and adhered it to the center of the largest heart which I cut out of white card stock.

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I took an alcohol inked panel and cut out the next size up of the scalloped heart and adhered it outside the shaker. I followed this up with the other two sizes of the scalloped hearts but in silver foil this time.B107839F-44E8-4C4F-8223-A765421ACAF6

I wanted to make it a shaped card, so I cut out another large heart, scored and adhered it to the back. On the inside, I used the "With Love" sentiment foiled from the Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil and Die set and some silver foil.

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A few days before I submitted this for the Challenge, the Design Team received a bunch of goodies from the owner of Poppystamps. They belonged to the new (and absolutely beautiful) release, 2024 Scandinavian Spring. One of the items was the Nordic Lacy Plate Craft Die and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I just HAD to use it somehow so I decided to adhere my shaped card to a die cut from the Nordic Lacy Plate die. I used white cardstock to cut it out and it looked a little too clean and simple, so I decided to ink blend the panel. I used Distress Inks like Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and for some drama, some hickory smoke at the edges. And that was it! What do you think? I tell ya, it was serendipity!

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Heart Eyes challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner of this challenge (chosen at random) will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

Have a great week ahead, and good luck, Peeps!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Another way to use the Nordic Border Craft Die Set
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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Remember the cards I made a few months ago? One was the Delicate Lace Card using the Nordic Border die set, and another was a set of Wedding Cards using the Nordic Border die set. Well, as usual, I cut out a lot more than I actually needed and this time experimented with colors too! I don't have a great eye for color so I typically resort to supplies that make it easy, such as all the paper pads that Poppystamps offers! Other times, I just start with white card stock and color them with inks or stamp pads such as Distress Inks etc. In this case, I used a combination of both methods, and also threw in some vellum in there. I might try a pastel version the next time!

 

 

 

 

I started off by affixing all the strips and borders, organizing them by color, onto a regular piece of white card stock.

 

 

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Following that, I used a hexagon die set (though any shape would work) to cut out hexagons of varying sizes from the card stock adorned with the variegated Nordic borders. Subsequently, I arranged these hexagons in a random pattern on a standard A2-sized card.

 

 

Earlier, during a foiling spree, I had utilized the PSF806 Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Craft Die to foil some sentiments. From that batch, I selected one of the sentiments and cut it out. Additionally, I made use of the unused foil area to die-cut blank banners, which I then adhered onto some of the hexagons.

 

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I ended with adhering two vellum borders to the top and bottom of the card panel before mounting it on an A2 card base. And that was it, actually!

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake these cards? Would you do anything differently? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

 

Thank you for visiting!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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PSC#111 Challenge Reminder - Cool Yule!
by Sphoorti

 

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#111 - Cool Yule! The holidays are officially here! Outside you'll find displays and outdoor decorations, and inside everything is comfy cozy! All of us at Poppystamps are wishing you a Cool Yule and want to see how you celebrate and create for the holidays. Happiness is home made after all! Are you adding home made tags to your gifts and baked goods? Maybe you're making some extra special cards for friends and family. We'd love to see what you're up to!    

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win!

 

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This was my take on the challenge, and such a quick and easy one - you can totally mass produce this for the holidays! Hope you like it!

 

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I cut a panel of white card stock using the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die. I took some perfect pearls in the gold and perfect pearl color and made a solution out of them with water and sprinkled it all over the panel. Honestly, you don't even need to do this - the die is SO beautiful, it can be used fully clean and still make a huge impact. I just love the extra sparkle and shine.

 

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I cut out a panel of glitter card stock from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad and adhered it behind the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die cut panel.

 

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Using some silver mirror cardstock from the FP1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack, I die cut the innermost scalloped frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die. I took a piece of vellum and adhered it to the back of the frame.

 

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Then I used the 2475 Small Freestyle Merry Christmas craft die to cut a few merry die cuts out of white card stock. I adhered them all together for dimension and the chip-board like feel. I topped the layered merry with another merry that I cut out of the same glitter card stock I used behind the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die cut panel from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad. I absolutely LOVE this color, don't you?!

 

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And actually, that was it! So easy-peasy!

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Cool Yule challenge! 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! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

 

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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Wedding Cards using the Nordic Border Craft Die Set
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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

 

Remember the card I made a few weeks ago? The Delicate Lace Card using the Nordic Border die set? Well, as usual - since I had the supplies out already, I cut out a lot more than I actually needed. And I figured, since these have the wedding vibe, why not make a wedding card? So, here I am with two wedding easel cards using the lacy goodness from the Nordic Border die set!

 

 

 

 

The prep work for this was pretty much the exact same as the Delicate Lace Card. The only difference is, once I had a panel with a number of rows of the border die cuts, I ran them through the die cutting machine again using the top tier and bottom tier cake dies from the 2469 Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die. The panel I had was very long enough for me to squeeze two top tiers and one bottom tier, so I figured I'd make two cake cards. I used some pattern paper with flock on it for the bottom tier of the gold cake card.

 

 

 

 

I couldn't make up my mind on the gold glitter card stock and the silver, so I figured I'd make one of each. I cut the glitter card stock from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad using the 2466 Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die for the icing on the cakes.

 

 

 

 

For the sentiment, I utilized the 2555 Sending Love Poe Script craft die. I cut some with the same glitter card stock that I used for the icing. However, to add a splash of color, I also cut some from festive green and festive red glitter card stock from the same pad. These colors happen to be the favorites and/or birthstone colors of my cousins and their fiancés, so it seemed like the perfect choice!

 

 

 

 

The rest of the card came together pretty much the same way as the other easel cards that the design team has made in the past. I had the hearts left over from the sentiment die cuts, so I used those on the inside as stoppers.

 

 

 

 

I couldn't help but take a whole bunch of pictures of these, so enjoy these scrolling gallery of pictures!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake these cards? Would you do anything differently? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

 

Thank you for visiting!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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A Clean and Simple, Quick and Easy, Die-Cuts Only Card
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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti, and I have a very clean and very simple, quick and easy card for you today - all made with just die cuts, and no stamping whatsoever!

 

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I started off by cutting a plain white card stock using the 2588 Nordic Flourish Background Craft Die. I took some perfect pearls in the gold and perfect pearl color and made a solution out of them with water and sprinkled it all over the panel for some extra shimmer.

 

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I took one of the glitter papers from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad and cut it to 4.25 x 5.5". I glued the Nordic Flourish Background die cut to the glitter card stock.

 

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I had a leftover from my foiling spree last year from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies. I used the Thinking of You one. I used distress inks to ink blend over the sentiment in blue. The colors I chose did not quite match the glitter paper color, but I still liked it. What do you think?

 

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I guess I wasn't happy with the amount of glitter, so I decided to add additional sparkle using clear jewels, but you can't really see them. Either way, that was it!

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Thank you for visiting!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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Delicate Lace Card using the Nordic Border Craft Die Set
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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti with a quick and easy card that takes very little time and still looks very elegant. Here's how to do it!

 

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I started with the 2595 Nordic Border Set craft die and cut some plain white cardstock as well as some vellum paper. Little tip: If you fold Vellum over a few times and then die cut it, you'll get multiples at once!

 

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I applied some liquid glue and/or some dry adhesive at the tops of the borders and laid them on top of each other in a cascading effect starting from the bottom. I alternated between the vellum and the solid white cardstock, and I also used both rectangular options in the 2595 Nordic Border Set craft die.

 

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After getting to about three quarters to the top, I took some glitter cardstock and adhered it to the panel.

 

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I used some Perfect Pearls in gold and in the Perfect Pearl colors to splatter some of that glittery goodness all over the laces. (I got some unintentionally on the glitter cardstock too, but hey, as long as it glitters!)

 

 

 

 

I took the 2555 Sending Love Poe Script craft die and cut out two, one from some gold glitter cardstock, and one from some silver glitter. I cut out the word "love" from the sentiment and adhered them together slightly offset. I adhered this sentiment at the top right above the gold glitter band, and that was it!

 

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What do you guys think? I think it would make an awesome card for a wedding, don't you?

 

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below!

Thank you for visiting!

Love,

Sphoorti

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