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Slimline Adelaide Snowflakes Card
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti, and I only have one card for you today, and it's such an easy one to make - you can whip it up in 30 minutes, tops!

 

I started off with the 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die and cut some silver mirror, copper mirror, silver glitter, and gold glitter card stocks from the Glitter and Mirror pad assortments Poppystamps has.

 

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I took a card base long enough to fit the five snowflakes and adhered the gorgeous snowflakes in a staggered fashion along the x-axis.

 

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I hot foiled PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 on some white card stock with copper colored foil and chose the "You are the best" sentiment from it. I matted the sentiment with some silver glitter card stock.

 

 

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I had some glitter washi tape that slightly matched one of the snowflakes, so I lined the card base with it along the top and bottom edges.

 

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And you know what? That was it! So easy, yet so elegant and festive!

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for visiting! See you soon!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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One Background Die, Two Completely Different Cards - Part 2
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti again and today you'll see the second way I used the 2483 Ornament Background craft die from the 2021 Holiday Release in a way that's completely different from what God and the makers of Poppystamps dies intended. For the first method, check out my previous post here!

 

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For this card, I started off by taking an A2 sized panel of gray card stock and ink blending Black Soot Distress Ink along the perimeter the same way I did for the card from my previous post. I splattered this one with perfect pearls too.

 

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Remember how I had a number of leaves left over from die cutting card stock with the the 2483 Ornament Background craft die, and trimming out the ornament? Well, I took those and layered them on top of each other for dimension. I couldn't throw them away - they're so beautiful! I rounded the sharp edges where I could, and topped off the stacked die cuts with a silver and gold mirror card stock. Then I spread them out and adhered them on the ink blended card panel.

 

I hot-foiled the "You are amazing" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it in the middle of the card.

 

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I scattered some clear gems everywhere. I adhered the card panel to an A2 sized black card base and that was it!

 

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When I started making the card on my previous post, I had no idea I'd end up with another one that I never even envisioned. Funny how that happens, huh?!

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let me know your thoughts! We love to hear from you! I hope you've been having an awesome holiday season and hope you have an awesome New Year's Day and year ahead! Thank you for your never ending support!

 

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Love,

Sphoorti

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One Background Die, Two Completely Different Cards - Part 1
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti again and I have one card for you today, but it's one of two! Today you'll see one of two ways of how I used the 2483 Ornament Background craft die from the 2021 Holiday Release, and completely differently than intended.

 

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I started off by taking a slimline panel of gray card stock and ink blending Black Soot Distress Ink along the perimeter, and then splattering the entire background with Perfect Pearls. I thought I'd push myself to move out of my comfort zone (i.e. making a clean and simple card with a white background) and I'm so glad I did because I loved how this turned out!

 

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Then, I did a lot of die cutting, starting with the 2537 Layered Holly Branch craft die and the 2535 Pine Needle Shoots craft die from the 2022 Christmas release. I ink blended the white die cuts with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Lucky Clover Distress Inks. I also cut some pine needles using vellum.


I moved onto the star of the show, i.e. the 2483 Ornament Background craft die, and die cut a bunch using regular white card stock (for dimension) and a top layer with silver mirror card stock. I separated the ornaments in the background die cuts from the leaves (this did take some time, so I wouldn't opt to mass produce these!) and I set the leaves aside. (Hint, hint: You're going to need the leaves for Part 2, so don't throw them away!). I backed the ornaments with some vellum so that they stand out more on the dark background.

 

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Once I had all my die cuts layered, colored, backed with foam tape for dimension, I arranged the holly branches and then adhered the ornaments as if they were hanging from the branches. I tied a silver string to the ornaments so that they didn't look like they were floating.

 

I took the pine needle shoots and adhered them randomly to the branches. I wanted some additional shine / sparkle, so I applied some glue to the holly leaves and sprinkled Diamond Dust on them.

 

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I used a hot foiled Happy Birthday sentiment that I made using the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die because I plan to send this to a friend who has a December birthday. Finally, I scattered some clear jewels all around and that was it!

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? I typically stop after I add a few elements to a card, but for this one, I just kept adding things on top of other things, and I honestly am very happy with it. I'd love to know your thoughts! Stay tuned to see what I did with the remaining components of the 2483 Ornament Background craft die! Here's a sneak peek:

 

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Love,

Sphoorti

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See-through Infinity Shaker Card
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

It's Sphoorti, and I only have one card for you today, but what a card it is! I would definitely not recommend mass producing this one, but it was definitely worth the effort! I learned a lot of things along the way and hope you do too!

 

I started off by die cutting some silver and gold colored mirror card stock, and some from the gold and silver glitter card stock with the 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die. They're absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorite products from the Poppystamps 2022 Christmas Release. While I had my Big-Shot out, I also die cut the silver card stock with the 2540 Joy Freestyle Script craft die. I used vellum for the shadow layer, and also cut out some of the same sentiment from white card stock so that I could layer them below the silver card stock for extra dimension.

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I took a thick piece of acetate and adhered the snowflakes on it. Then, I took a card sleeve (these are the transparent covers that we use to package cards in - especially those who sell them along with envelopes). The size of these sleeves is just larger than an A2 sized card, so I took some thick black card stock and cut it down to the same width as the sleeves. I believe the width ended up being just a little below 4.75". I slid the acetate into the card sleeve. This is what gives the card sleeve support (because otherwise, the sleeve would be limp and not stay stiff the way the front of a card base should.

 

I rummaged through my crafty supplies to find all the gold, silver, and clear sequins and confetti I could find and filled the sleeve with the beauties. (I went a little overboard too, and it resulted in a very hefty card front, but I'm not complaining!)

 

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I adhered the card sleeve to the backside of the card base. I should have sealed it before I adhered it to the back so that the shaker bits didn't flow over to the back when the flap is lifted, but lesson learned!

 

I covered up the mess on the back of the card base with a piece of black card stock. I took the sentiment and adhered it to its vellum shadow and adhered the piece to the front of the shaker card front. And that was it!

 

My inspiration for this card was Sasha, @love.builds_up.crafts. Here's one of her cards that uses a similar technique.

 

I hope my verbal explanation of how to make this card made sense. Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post! See you soon!

 

Love,

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Four Cards with the Fanciful Fall Leaves Die!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti, and I have four cards for you today! I love Fall and I love leaves, so when I had the die out, I couldn't stop die cutting away. I ended up with so many leaves, I made four cards, and I still have many leftover leaves that I can't wait to make more cards with!

 

The technique is pretty much the same for all these cards, just some little nuances here and there. The products I used are also pretty much the same, so I'll go ahead and list them here, and you'll also see them at the bottom of the blog post.

 

  1. 2493 Fanciful Fall Leaves craft die
  2. 2478 Scalloped Stitch Frames craft die
  3. 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die
  4. PSF802 Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die
  5. 2453 Freestyle Hugs craft die
  6. 2455 Freestyle Hello craft die

 

I started off by lining some of my usual 110 pound Neenah Solar White cardstock with some Deco Foil Toner Sheets by Therm O Web. You can actually use these directly, but I wanted the leaves to be sturdier / thicker, so I used the Neenah as the base. I took some Deco Foil Transfer sheets in the rainbow and the emerald watercolor colors, and ran it through my laminator with the toner sheets, and ended up with some foiled card stock. I die cut the Fanciful Fall leaves using this foiled card stock and cut a whole lot of leaves. (Note: Some leaves were also cut out using the technique from my previous post (i.e. foiling with adhesive sheets), I used this technique when I ran out of the Deco Foil Toner sheets). I recommend the technique in this post because the leaves have a smoother finish, and the deco foil doesn't get scrunched up when you use the toner sheets.

 

 

I used the Scalloped Stitched and the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames dies and cut out a number of frames with Neenah Solar White 110# card stock.

 

 

On the white cards, I picked out random scalloped frames that I cut out and placed them at various angles on my card base. Then, I took the foiled leaves and backed them with some foam tape for dimension. I scattered the leaves within the confines of some of the frames and cut the remaining ones off so that the card has a smooth finish. I added a sentiment to each card (i.e. the Hot Foiled "Just a Note", the Freestyle Hello, and the Freestyle Hugs). I scattered a plethora of jewels, pearls and rhinestones wherever I found some white space between the leaves, and that was it for the cards in white.

 

 

For the card in black - I used some 120# black card stock as my card base, and scattered the leaves everywhere. I didn't use the scalloped frames on this one. I topped it off with the Freestyle Hello sentiment and scattered jewels on this one and called it done!

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Let me know which one you liked most! I think mine was the "Just a Note" card. But I'd love to know your thoughts! Thank you for visiting! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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Challenge Reminder: PSC#98 - Fabulous Fall!
by Sphoorti

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Hello there!

 

It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#98 - Fabulous Fall! Leaves are turning colors and there's a chill in the air. It's Sweater Weather! Show us what you love about fall - warm colors, a mug of your favorite, or some beautiful foliage - whatever you love best about this time of year! The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media. It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

 

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This was my take on the challenge. Hope you like it!

 

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I took a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and applied a sheet of StickIt Double-sided Die Cut Adhesive to it. Then, I took some ThermOWeb Deco-Foil in the watercolor shades (this one is called Emerald Watercolor and has shades of green, blue and yellow) and applied it to the sheet with adhesive on it, and ran it through my laminator.

 

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Using the 2492 Harvest Oval Frame craft die, I die cut a frame out of the foiled card stock. I backed the oval frame in the middle with some thick foam tape so that the overall frame appears to have dimension, and the leaves look like they're floating.


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I adhered the frame to a 4.25"x5.5" top-folding card base. In the center, I put a die cut from silver card stock made using the 2453 Freestyle Hugs craft die.

 

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I scattered some random jewels and pearls and rhinestones between the gaps in the frame, and that was it! One of the easiest / quickest cards ever!

 

Side note: I did not throw away the remaining pieces of foiled card stock. In fact, I used them to make a bunch of other cards. Stay tuned to see what I did with the leftovers!


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Now it's your turn to take on the Fabulous Fall 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 Poppystamps store! Visit the original post here for more details / instructions! You still have time, but hurry!

 

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

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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