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See all-the-way-through Card
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti here, back with a truly see-through card creation. Poppystamps recently released their stunning "2022 Scandinavian Spring" collection, and I couldn't resist playing with the gorgeous 2615 Nordic Lacy Plate die. You might have even spotted this card on the Poppystamps Instagram during our Insta hop last month! Today, I'm excited to share a step-by-step guide on how to make this captivating, "latticed" card yourself. Take a peek inside!

 

 

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I started off by cutting four panels of Neenah Solar White 110 pound card stock using the 2615 Nordic Lacy Plate die. For extra sturdiness of the panels, I adhered two panels together. Then I adhered the resulting two pairs of thick panels to make a top-folding card.

 

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Then I cut four of the largest hearts from the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts Craft Die Set and adhered one on each side of the card so that they all overlap or cover each other.

 

 

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On the front, I cut out a number of hearts using some silver foiled card stock, some alcohol ink card stock I had in my stash, and some plain white card stock and alternated the various resulting frames.

 

 

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On the inside, I found some marbled pattern paper in my stash that I thought I'd use just for a change instead of plain white card stock.

 

 

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I had a leftover silver foiled banner from a hot foiling spree from earlier this year which I used as the sentiment. It's from the PSF806 Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Craft Die set and reads "You are so amazing".

 

 

And that was it, really! What do you think?

 

 

 

 

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! We love to hear from you.

 

Have a great week ahead!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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PSC#114 Challenge Reminder - Mixed Media Mash-Up
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#114 - Mixed Media Mash-Up! This month's challenge we want you to choose your favorite media - is it paper? or maybe ink? or foil? And then add another and another! Mixed media is defined as artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. A good example would be collage technique. You can do a simple mixed media by adding some stenciling with texture paste to your design, and that's it!

 

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. I made this for a bestie who was visiting and we got a chance to celebrate her birthday together!

 

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I started off by taking a slimline panel of white card stock and die cutting her name out of it using the 2464 Marzipan Alphabet craft die. That was my first medium - Paper! Then I took some foliage die cuts from the 2552 Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set craft die and distress inked them. And there's the second medium. That's all you need to qualify for this challenge - we have 2 types of media and we're using at least one PoppyStamps item!

 


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I started placing the inked die cuts from the floral vase die set between, behind and in front of the die cut letters on the card panel.

 

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At first I thought I'd leave the card panel white, but later decided that I wanted some more color, so I ink blended with similar inks all around the perimeter.

 

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Now for the third type of media - Perfect Pearls! I didn't plan to use this one, honestly. But I messed up and had a splotch of glue on the panel which I tried to rub away and the ink on my fingers was caught in it and it looked really bad. So, to cover it up, I decided to splatter the heck out of the card. I guess it worked, because I don't see it anymore and can't even remember where it was! <I may have gotten a bit carried away with the splattering, though!)

 



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Then, I took some Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink and ran a brush of gold ink along the perimeter of the card. It looks very similar to perfect pearls, actually! But technically it's not the same, so I'm going to count that as medium # 4.

 

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Finally, I took the hot foiled sentiment that I foiled and die cut from the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die and adhered it below her name. Boom! 5th medium! Foil!

 

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Thought I'd go one step further and scattered a bunch of clear jewels all over the card. Juuuust for another medium. Good thing they were clear, otherwise I think it would have made the card look too busy. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Mixed Media Mash-Up 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. Remember - 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 rest of the week, and good luck, Peeps!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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PSC#114 Mixed Media Mash 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 Challenge PSC#113 Heart Eyes is 

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Joanna!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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#114 Mixed Media Mash Up! - This month's challenge we want you to choose your favorite media - is it paper? or maybe ink?  And then add another and another!  Mixed media is defined as artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed.  A good example would be collage technique.  You can do a simple mixed media by adding some stenciling with texture paste to your design.   We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards 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! 

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.

Meet our  March Guest Alison Heikkila selected by Design Team Member  Rachel.  A few years ago they met at a cardmaking retreat in Washington state. Alison is a wonderful, encouraging instructor and talented card maker.

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Blog: Alison Heikkila Designs

Instagram:  @alisonheikkila

Hello! My name is Alison Heikkila and I have been a crafter my entire life. I have an art degree with a specialization in jewelry and sculpture, but I currently do papercrafts more than anything else. I just love working with lots mediums and styles. Getting inky is absolutely one of my favorite things!
I have an amazing husband who loves to see what I make each day and two very creative kids. Sometimes the four of us craft together, which is so much fun. We’ve got two dogs, and we reside in New York. I love to create, as it truly feeds my soul. Getting a little “playtime” in my craft room each day is really important to me. I'm honored to be a Guest Designer with Poppystamps!
 
 
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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 28  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!

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

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

Supplies

 

PSC#113 Heart Eyes

Challenge Badge

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 Challenge PSC#112 Sparkling New Year is Pat J.

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

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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!

2024-02PSC#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 or perhaps a wedding or anniversary!  We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards 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! 

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.

Meet our  February Guest Carol Weatherspoon selected selected by DT member Tricia this time.  Tricia's had the opportunity to meet Carol in person and says she is just as sweet and beautiful as her cards!

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Blog: Typed In Pink

Instagram: @typedinpink

Hello! I’m Carol Weatherspoon and I’ve been married to the love of my life for 19 years and we have one precious daughter named Paige. I love making cards, trying new techniques and just making people smile with my creations. When I'm not crafting, I love traveling with my family and we are foodies, so good food is always a must!

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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 February 27  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on March 1!!    

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

 

Using a Die Cut as a Stencil
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

The 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die has quickly become my favorite from the Poppystamps 2023 Christmas release — I just can't get enough of it! I've featured it in posts where I've used it as originally intended, such as for the Cool Yule Challenge. Additionally, there have been posts where I've taken a more unconventional approach, like using it for the Sparkling New Year Challenge. Now, I'm excited to share a post where I demonstrate a completely different use for this stunning die – as a stencil!

 

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I started by adhering some washi tape to some thick card stock. Then, I cut a few die cuts from the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die. The reason I used the washi tape was to get a slick surface off of which I could easily wipe off any ink or texture paste. 

 

 

I used the washied-diecut to stencil some backgrounds using my favorite Distress Inks. Subsequently, I applied clear texture paste from Ranger, coating the stenciled area with it. Another stenciled area received the same treatment with glitter paste, though I've yet to finalize it into a card. I'll be sure to share it with you when I finish them up.

 

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Upon discovering a section with accidental ink, I opted for a square card instead of the standard A2 size.

 

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Considering I lacked a tag for a gift intended for our thoughtful neighbors, I decided to repurpose it into a tag-card. I punched a hole through the card and threaded some elastic gold thread.

 

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To finish, I cut out multiple joy sentiments, layering them for a chipboard-like texture, topped it off with one using some silver foiled card stock from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad and affixed it to the card. The joy sentiment isn't available anymore, so I've provided a link to a similar sentiment in the supplies list. 

 

And that was it!

 

 

 

 

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

Thank you for visiting!

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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