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Different ways to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die - Part 2
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Do y'all remember in February when I went a *little* overboard with my projects using the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die from the Poppystamps February 2022 Release. Well, this is Part 2! And I have 3 cards for you today!

 

Card 1: The Foiled!

 

So, I recently purchased some iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO by Thermoweb. It's magical! You don't even need a laminator to foil now! All you need is a bottle of this! So, what I did was - cut out a thick piece of card stock with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die. I used that diecut as a stencil and spread some of this magical stuff on a piece of white card stock. Then, I let it dry for 3 days. That's right - you read that correctly. 3 days. I live in Southern California, and I know what you're thinking - 3 days is overkill. But trust me on this, let that stuff harden real well before putting it through your laminator / diecutting machine.

 

Here's what happens if you don't wait 3 days:

 

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Do you believe me now? The above is a result of me waiting overnight.

 

After that happened up there, I wised up and decided to be patient this time, waited 3 days (honestly, I forgot about it, and happened to walk by where it was set to dry and then remembered!) and then ran it through my die cutting machine with a piece of foil paper and look how pretty it turned out!

 


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When you use foil, it pretty much does all the work for you. So, all I did (or wanted to do because anything else would take away from the gorgeousness of the foil) is die cut some white card stock with the Freestyle Hugs Craft Die and stacked them together, and topped it off with the same die cut but with some silver foiled card stock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror card stock pack. I used vellum to cut the shadow and used it behind the Hugs sentiment.

 

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I also wanted some added dimension so I propped up the panel on some foam, and backed it with more of the same silver foiled card stock so that it matches the sentiment and ties it all together.

 

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Also, full disclosure... As is with all the cards I make / get, I have a tendency to see how it feels and I put my fingers on top of the foiled piece. So, you may see some ridges here and there. Don't be alarmed, they're just my fingerprints. My recommendation is to try to beat the temptation of touching the shiny goodness, no matter how good you think it might feel. (Because I assure you - it does.)

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Before we move onto the next card, if you don't have the Thermoweb Duo Transfer Gel, you can get approximately the same effect by applying some deco-foil to a piece of card stock with some double sided adhesive on it (or just some specialty foiled card stock from one of the paper pads that Poppystamps offers), and then diecutting it with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame die. I personally loved the effect of the texture paste with foiling on top, but I wanted to offer some additional suggestions on how you can achieve a similar look.

 

Onto the next card!

 

Card # 2: The Shaker!

 

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I don't believe this die was ever meant to make shaker cards, but I had an idea and had to try it! So, I cut out 10 of these panels and stacked them on top of each other (with an acetate layer at the top). I had to do that in order to create deep enough wells. In retrospect, I should have taken some fun foam and cut out 2 layers instead of 10 with regular card stock, but as my adorable mom (for whom English is a second language) says, "Blind sight is 20/20". I had some fall colored seed beads and I filled them diagonally. When I envisioned this card, I knew I wanted to add the seed beads. I somehow remember the beads being smaller, so I thought there would be a  lot of shaking and sound. But the size was fairly large compared to the size of the diamonds in the die, so I could only fill a few seed beads in each well.

 

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Oh, side note - I could have used Darice Foam Strips instead of layering so many layers, but I didn't have foam tape that was as thin as the outer frame, so had to layer it. But if I were to do this again, I'd go with the 2 layers of fun foam.

 

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Either way, I managed to fill each well with enough seed beads for shaking + showing enough of the color, so here's what I ended up with:

 

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I used the Playful Thank You craft die to cut and stack up 4 layers together. For the the top layer - I used the Black Glossy Paper Pack so that it stands out on the card, and that was it. The end result was a pretty hefty card that'll need lots of extra postage, but I think it turned out nice, so totally worth it!


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Next up is my favorite of these three cards!

 

Card #3: The Trellis! (I couldn't think of a better name for this one)

 

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So, for this card, I thought I'd use the die cut as a trellis! Originally I planned to have some ribbon / twine / strings intertwined around the die cut, but I didn't have the materials. So, I decided to use the smallest flower from the Potpourri Flowers Die cut out of the blue foiled card stock in the the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad and place them along the intersections of the dotted lines of the background die.


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I also had some white pearls which I colored using a copic marker, and used them along some of the intersections as well. Some of the white pearls - I put at the centers of the flowers. It took a while to cut out all the little flowers, but these flowers are so adorable, it was totally worth it!



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I used the Freestyle Hugs craft die to cut out the sentiments with white card stock, and layered them on top of each other for dimension. Then, I used some silver foiled card stock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad as the top layer. I used Vellum to cut out the shadow of the sentiment.

 

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I mounted the panel on a top folding A2 card base and that was it!


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So, that was all the ideas I've had so far on how to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die.

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Do let me know in the comments if you'd like to see even more ways to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die! Although, full disclosure - there's a new release coming up and it's awesome, so it may be a while before I come back to playing with this background die again!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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More ways to use the Flower Field Frame craft die
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti again! I have two other cards that I made with the Flower Field Frame Craft Die and I wanted to share them with you guys.

 

Card # 1:

 

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This one was the easier version. I started by taking a 5.5 x 4.25" panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock and ink blended using some distress inks - Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet.I took the Perfect Pearl powders in silver and gold and splattered drops all over it for some sparkle and sheen.

 

Next, I took a top folding landscape card that measures 5.5" x 4.25". I scored it along the x-axis (horizontally) halfway down from the top of the card. I took 2 sentiment stamps, one that says "You're amazing" from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit, and another that says "Thank you for every-fin" from the Whittle Sealife Sentiments clear stamp set. I did what I liked to call a "stamputation". I cut the sentiment so that I'd have a piece just with the "Thank you" portion. I could have masked it off, but I don't think I'll use this full sentiment that often anyway. This way I can reuse the "Thank you" part without having to mask it in the future.

 

Then, I took the Flower Field Frame Craft Die and cut out a layer of Neenah Solar White 110 pound cardstock. I took my big mama roll of 3M Foam Tape and cut up tiny pieces of it and put them on the back of the frame. I must be out of my dimension loving mind because I ended up with this:

 

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And I still feel bad because I missed a few spots! Anyway, you might be wondering why I chose to take the time to cut up so many slivers of foam tape instead of just taking multiple die cuts and stacking them together. Well, I did that too! And I used that version for Card # 2. But for this card, I chose the foam tape option because you'll see that when you use foam tape versus stacking them on top of each other, the shadow effect is more prominent. Don't get me wrong, I like both effects it's just what effect I'm going for at the time.

 

Please do compare the two pictures of the completed cards and let me know if you see it, or if it's just me. Here's a picture of the two versions before I assembled the cards.

 

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Now for the best part - assembly! I removed foam take backers off and stuck the frame down over the blended rainbow of colors with the sentiment at the center. I then took a number of pearls in various sizes and adhered them to the centers of the flowers. I foam mounted this card panel on a top folding 4.25 x 5.5" card base et viola!

 

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Card # 2

 

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This one was even more time consuming than the first, if you can believe it! Die-cutting 6 - 7 layers of the Flower Field Frame and gluing them together is no easy feat! But totally worth it!

 

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I ink blended the background the same way I did for the first car, and used the same perfect pearl mixture to splatter some shine all over the card. 

 

Then, I stacked the die cuts and glued them together with liquid glue. The inner perimeter doesn't have any gaps, so I figured - why not make it a shaker? So, I took a piece of acetate roughly the same size as the outer perimeter and cut it up. Once I layered the acetate on top of the stacked set of die cuts, I used another die cut to cover it up the outline of the acetate. I used the same stamps that I used for Card # 1 on this card too. I just made the mistake of forgetting to stamp the acetate before layering it. Lesson learned. I stamped it anyway and where I couldn't get a good impression, I used a permanent marker to fill in the gaps. Can you tell?

 

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I filled the innards with a mixture of confetti, sequins and pearls. I glued some of the innards to the back of the card as well so that even when the card is upright, there are still some shaker bits scattered throughout the top. One thing I wish I did differently was flip the pearls right side up before sealing the shaker. The shaker well isn't deep enough to allow the pearls to flip back and forth, so the ones that were facing down when I sealed the shaker are going to remain that way forever.

 

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Then, I adhered my favorite clear fairy drops at the centers of all the flowers. I mounted this panel on a top folding 5.5 x 4.25 card base and called it done.

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like better? Please do let me know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Snowflake Corner
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, Candice here, back on the Poppystamps blog with another winter themed card. Today's card features the Poppystamps Snowflake Corner Frame die and the Winter Sentiments stamps set. 

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The snowflake corner frame die is perfect for making shaker cards. I simpley die cut the frame from white cardstock. Then I took my new favorite die set, the scalloped stich frames die and cut it from blue and white cardstock. I layered the blue frame side the white scalloped piece then layered the snowflake frame insde the blue frame. The alternating colors are so striking. 

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Once all of the layeres were in order I adhered them togehter with scotch tape. I cute a simple rectangle from acetate using the double stich rectangles frames die and adhered the acetate to the layered frame with liquid adhesive.

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Next, with 3M foam tape I lined the frame. On the white card base, I stamped the sentiment Happy Winter Wishes to you in versafine onyx black ink and set it a side to dry. Lastly I added some silver sequins to the center of the card and then adhered my layered frame with acetate window to the stamped white cardbase. 

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Shaker Joy
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! Welcome to my last post of 2021! Can you believe Christmas is only 4 days away! Eeek, where did December go!

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Today I have a simple shaker card using the Double Joy die set. This set comes with a solid die and an outline die, giving you lots of combinations on using them in your projects. I took the solid die and die cut it three times from the white panel. I put aside the white letters and will use them for another project.

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I die cut the solid Joy from red and green card stock and the outline Joy from gold glitter card stock. I inlaid the red and green letters and adhered acetate to the back of the middle Joy. This will be the shaker part. On the back of the panel I added foam tape around the word and filled it with clay candy and seed beads, removed the foam backing and attached a piece of white card stock for the backer.

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The panel was attached to my card base and I added the gold glitter outline pieces to the middle Joy. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black card stock and I die cut the holly leaves and berry from glitter card stock for the finishing touch.

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Thanks so much for visiting with me today. I would like to thank the followers who are always kind enough to leave comments on my post, it is appreciated! Wishing everyone a most wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year! I’ll see you in 2022!

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Cardendipity with the Snowflake Oval Frame Die
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppystamps fans!

Sphoorti here with another item from the 2021 Holiday Release - the Snowflake Oval Frame die. This one was very easy to make, and I actually don't have any lessons learned this time. Can you believe it? I guess there's only so many ways you can mess up a card!

So, I'd be lying if I told you that this was the plan I had in mind when I made this card. I actually didn't plan this card at all. I had a piece of alcohol ink background from like years ago and it resurfaced when we were unpacking, and it was the perfect size for the Snowflake Oval Frame so I went with it! Cardendipity, I like to call it.

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I used silver foiled cardstock to cut the frame. I lined the frame with skinny foam tape, filled the shaker bits (Diamond Dust, my favorite), and put the shaker portion against the alcohol ink background and that was it, actually! I didn't cut out multiple frames and stack them on top of each other to create the well because I wanted the snowflake portions of the frame to "freely float". Then I used the Playful Hugs sentiment die and cut a bunch with white card stock, stacked them to make a chipboard like sentiment. I used the same silver foiled cardstock for the top layer, and adhered the sentiment to the middle of the frame. And that's it!

I'm posting a bunch of pictures of the card below. Acetate, Foil, Alcohol Inks... Incredibly beautiful but can be vicious when it comes to taking pictures! So, I tried different angles, filters, you name it. Feel free to pick your favorite!

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In the above picture, you can see the "floaty" effect of the oval frame.

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I actually tried to use some foil on the alcohol ink background. I think it was too dry by the time I tried, so it only got stuck to some portions. It's the gold stuff. Some of the shaker bits cover it, but it's a nice effect in real life. It would have been even more awesome if I found a background with silver foil that matched the rest of the card. I may be asking for too much!D690354F-0DEA-43A5-8F69-E4529B4BD693

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Snowglobe shaker
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey Poppy peeps! Tiffany here popping in with some more inspiration for you. I think this Cabin Snowglobe die has been a favorite of the design team. It is so versatile and can be used in many ways. Use it as is, interchange the dies, use the dies on other projects - the combinations are endless. I decided to make my snowglobe interactive by turning it into a shaker card! Shakers always put a smile on my face and are perfect for snowy, winter scenes.

Putting this card together was pretty straightforward. I die cut all the pieces like the cabin and the trees from white or glitter cardstock. I used the circle die to cut into the base snowglobe die in order to make a shaker frame. I die cut two frames for stability and then added acetate with liquid glue. I used liquid glue because I did not have double sided tape that was thin enough. Behind the acetate, I added foam tape to ensure none of the shaker bits would fall out. I adhered the scene on top with double sided tape and popped the cabin up for dimension. For the snowglobe base, I die cut it from green cardstock and added some shading on the edges with dye ink.

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Inside the shaker card, I lined it with pattern paper from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green paper pack. I used the negative die cut on top for a clear space to write my holiday message. I also stamped a sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp set. Finally, I added some holly leaves and berries to the bottom so help the easel stand upright more easily. Pro tip: Although I managed to forget this step, always glue some shaker pieces onto the background. This is so when the card is upright, there are still shaker pieces visible at the top when all the other pieces fall to the bottom.

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What a fun design that was easy to put together! I know the recipient will love adding this card to her holiday decor. Until next time, happy crafting! As a bonus, check out two more versions that I made using the same supplies below.

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