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Challenge Reminder: Think Pink

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Hi everyone, Sue here with a reminder about the monthly challenge going on at Poppystamps. This month the theme is Think Pink which also coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Think about pulling out different shades of pink cardstock or ink, paints or alcohol inks. Whatever you can think of.

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I made a shaker card using the Graceful Heart Frame and some inlaid die cutting.

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The frame was card from red cardstock (a colour that looks great with pink), 3 shades of pink cardstock and just for a bit a contrast, some yellow cardstock. I did all the inlay first and then stamped the sentiment before working on the shaker part. I used a variety of shaker elements in clear, white and iridescent since the card had so much colour going on.

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You have all month to play along with the challenge and a random winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend in the Poppystamps  store! Yay, for more crafting supplies! Can't wait to see your Think Pink projects!

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August Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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Hi everyone, Sue here with a reminder post about Poppystamps August Challenge, Heat Wave, which can incorporate all sorts of ideas like summer, heat embossing and hot colours.

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I decided to use hot colours and heat embossing on my shaker card.

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I started by stenciling the Midnight Mandala Stencil onto white card stock with Distress Oxide Inks.

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I cleaned off  the stencil, taped it back in place over my design and applied glass bead glitter gel over top. Make sure to wash your stencil and tools right away before the gel hardens or else you'll need a chisel to clean everything! The gel is milky when wet and dries to a clear sparkly finish!

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I die cut the largest Stitchwork Square Frame in red and added clear acetate and foam tape along the back to create my shaker box. I used a double layer of foam because the glitter gel has some height to it and I wanted to make sure there was going to be room for the sequins to shaker around.

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For the shaker elements I used clear sequins and seeds beads in colours that matched the inks.

I attached this onto a white card base and white heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and added it to the front of my card.

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Now it's your turn to join the August Challenge. You have all month to play along and a winner will be randomly chosen to win a $20 gift certificate to the Poppystamps online store! I can't wait to see what you create!

Happy Crafting!

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Cottage Meadow Birthday Card
By Nancy Penir

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Hi! I have a card today made with some of the new Memory Box designer papers. This paper pack is called, Cottage Meadow, and is full of colorful, floral, double sided papers. I love it all! For my card I chose a print with white posies on an orange background. Here's how I made my card.

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I always need birthday cards, and decided on a shaker. The die set, Echo Blossoms, cuts 8 different sizes of the flower shape. I used the largest for my shaker.

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You've probably done this dozens of times, but I thought I'd show it anyway, just in case you're new to making a shaker. On the back side of the die cut, with the acetate in place, the foam tape is scored and placed around each petal, close to the opening. Takes a bit of time, but in this covid season, I seem to have plenty of time. My shaker elements are chosen for color and shape, and placed in the middle of the base card.

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I created a frame for the window by using the 2 largest blooms and taping them together before running through the machine.

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Add a few die cuts and sequins to the front, and a sentiment, and my square card is done! I like to make my own envelopes for a square card (behind the card).

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Hope you were inspired to use your printed papers for your next project. They come in handy when you need a quick card! Have a wonderful, and safe weekend!

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Stenciling with Embossing Paste
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! Have you seen all the new stencils in the Poppystamps store? I'm here to show you a favorite way to use stencils. Maybe new to you, maybe a refresher. Hope it inspires you to use your stencils more. 

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Poppystamps Leafy Jumble Stencil is a fun all over leaf pattern. I did 3 panels with this stencil using metallic silver embossing paste. 

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I chose this panel and made 2 cards. First covering the card with Distress Inks, then laying down the stencil and sweeping on the paste with a craft knife. Now comes the hard part... waiting for it to dry! 

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I picked the spot which showed the most overall blend of color and cut my circle. 

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2 cards with one panel, this one will be a standard A2 card.

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The circle was used inside this 5 x 5 square card.

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All product will be listed below. Because this is a square, I love to create my own envelopes to go with it.

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So easy with a 1 2 3 Punchboard. And a great way to use up extra 2 sided paper from your stash! If you're like me, that stash is endless!

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My A2 shaker card all set to send hugs to someone special.

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And 2 hugs cards with one panel!

Hope you take a good long look at the stencils available now in the Poppystamps shop. And hope you were inspired to try a little paste with them! So many fun ways to enjoy crafting, aren't there? Have a great week!

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Blog Blitz Giveaway
by Sue McRae

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Welcome to another day of our spring Blog Blitz! There's been lots of inspirational projects using the fabulous new products from Poppystamps!

Today I have a simple shaker card using the new Berry Square Frame.

I started by creating a panel using alcohol inks in blues and aquas on Yupo paper. I cut a piece from this panel to be the background of my shaker square.

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The Berry Square Frame was cut from white card stock and also cut from my white card front because I'm making an inlaid shaker. The frame will sit in the square die cut.

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I took the Garden Leaves and Berries and die cut the berries a bunch of times from the same white card stock and adhered them to the front panel. Then I assembled the shaker part and attached the panel to a white card base.

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For the sentiment I die cut the Doodle Happy Birthday 4 times from black card stock to give it height so it can pop from the textured background.

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If you would like a chance to win the Berry Square Frame please 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 number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Thank you for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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Valentine's Day Shaker Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here today sharing a Valentine's Day shaker card. Have you all started making your Valentine's Day cards yet?
For my card, I used the Poppystamps Grid Heart Frame cut from white cardstock and the Graceful Heart Frame cut once from white cardstock and once from pink vellum. To adhere the two Graceful Heart Frame layers together, I used my Xyron Creative Station Lite. I then adhered the two layers onto the Grid Heart Frame layer.

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Instead of using acetate to make my shaker card I decided to use some pink vellum behind the Grid Heart Frame. I then added some 3D Foam Tape and for the inside of my shaker, I used the hearts that were cut out from the Grid Heart Frame and some pink seed beads.

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Then I took the big heart that was cut from the Graceful Heart Frame and used one of the stamps from the Poppystamps Valentine's Fun Clear Stamp Set and stamped it with Delicata Pink Shimmer ink.

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

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