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93 posts categorized "Shaker"

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! If you love bright, happy and spring color, you're in for a treat today! Nancy here and I've been playing with Poppystamps' newest release. Oh my, Spring Bliss!

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Have you created a slimline card yet? I'll share a secret with you, this is my first. Couldn't resist Poppy's new Leafy Vines Slim Plate. It packs a wow on a slim line card! Here's a quick and easy 'how to' for you.

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Here's a photo of measurements that will get you the base for a slim line card. 8" x 8 3/4", fold down the middle, and the beautiful Leafy Vines Slim Plate fits perfectly on the card's front, with a nice edged frame too.

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Then the fun begins! Pale Eastery pastel? Monotone single color? Or Bright no holds barred wake up color! Just had to celebrate the season's change with a bold punch of color for this card!

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My card's a slimline shaker with the new Farm Fresh Eggs cut from Glitter Card Stock moving around inside. I threw in some spring sequins too.

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Pretty much an afternoon of decorating bliss on the front of a card! The slim lines fit easily in a business size envelope, or you can find colors online on Amazon and many  hobby stores too.

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Hope you're inspired to try a slimline. Be sure to check out the Poppystamps' store for all the newest stamps and dies. And a big shoutout to our sister stores, Memory Box and Birch Press for their latest. New paper packs that will thrill! Hugs, all!

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PSC#78 Shake It Up!

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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 the Poppystamps Challenge #77 I Love You is inkami

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

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#78 Shake It Up! Do you like to make a little noise?  Maybe you like to sparkle and shine?!  This month you can do both by adding a shaker to your projects.  A shaker is a small window or opening and items – usually sequins – contained inside the window that make you want to shake the card.  You can add beads, sequins, wood veneer whatever you like in the shaker compartment.  So shake it up!!  All types of projects welcome!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) 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 March 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on April 1.   

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

Shake it up, Valentine
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to my post! Nancy here, and the craft room table is filled with hearts! A sign of the season of love, for sure! And who doesn't need some love right now?

Hearts and flowers... what says, 'I love you' better? And the Poppystamps shop is full hearts!

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I gathered my goodies, knowing my card was to be a shaker. 

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The shaker heart is filled with valentine sequins and hearts from my stash, and fit perfectly over the pattern paper from Memory Box. Products will be listed below, and will take you to the shops for purchase.

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You can see how I popped up the Curve Background die cuts, the height of the the heart shaker.

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If you need more inspiration for your Valentines, be sure to pop around daily for the Poppystamps posts. And have a wonderful, crafty week!

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Welcome Christmas
by Nancy Penir

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Christmas Greetings, all! Hoping you're enjoying the holiday season, even with all that's plagued us this past year. I have a card to share that hopefully brings some cheer along with inspiration, using some dies that can be used any time or season.

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The Townhouses trio is a fun set of 3 townhomes with separate roofs, allowing you to change up the colors. My card today uses them on a shaker. 

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After I folded my 4 1/4 x 11" cardstock I positioned my square frame where I wanted the shaker to be. Then drew within the square window.

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I kept the pencil mark faint, but you can see where it's drawn (if you look carefully). Then I used post it notes to create a barrier for sponging.

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The sponging was done rather randomly, slightly heavier on top, sort of like a snowy flurry.

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Here's a closeup of the townhomes. I decided to add 'snow' to the rooftops (embossing) and doubled the homes so the windows would have a bit of contrast.

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Snowflake sequins are the sweetest shaker elements, don't you think? 

Despite a year of chaos and turmoil, it's still the most wonderful time of year. And my prayer is that you find peace and joy in the beauty of the holidays. Blessings!

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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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