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Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and welcome to Poppy's newest dies and stamps and papers and washi... well you get the idea, it's Blog Blitz time, and it's called, 'Garden Variety'. Win, win for you. A chance to win, and to see all the new, together with lots of inspiration and ideas.

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I'm showcasing 'Proper Brick House', a 3 piece die set, that allows you to be as detailed and creative as your paper crafting mind can take you! And the die set you could win. Take a look!

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The possibilities for being creative with this die are mind bending! I decided to go all out and use those tiny bricks on my house.

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I die cut the house 3 times, using 3 different colored card stock. Note: if you want most of the bricks to stay, add a sheet of printer paper behind your card stock. Also helps to have this handy dandy brush tool to quickly remove all those tiny bricks. One other note, I traced around the die, so I'd have a solid piece of a little bit darker pink to glue down my bricks. Same with the chimney.

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If you love paper piecing with pattern, you're gonna love Memory Box's new paper packs!

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I gave my Proper Brick House a bit more dimension by adding fussy cut windows and door. You don't have to do this step, but wow, does it make that sweet house pop!

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No foam tape for my mini dwelling, just layer on layer, on layer!

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Now for the fun part: If you'd like a chance to win Proper Brick House, Comment!

The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 14 . 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 June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.

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 June 16. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

We know you love to make too!  When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020  tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize.  Their project will be featured on our Instagram account with the winner announcement.

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Delightful Daisy
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, Candice here, sharing with you today another card design from the design team.

Today's card design is a slim line card using the Delightful Daisy die and Greeting Basics stamp set. Slim line cards are so popular now amongst crafters, that I decided to test my creativity and create one for all of you. If you are not familiar with slim line cards, they handmade cards sized at 8.5 x 3.5 inches and fit inside a standard size number 10 envelope.

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I started the project by cutting my white card base at 8.5 x 7 inches and scored the card in the middle at 3.5 inches. Then I took a second piece of white card stock and cut it to 8 x 3 inches as my card front layer. I also cut a piece of black card stock measuring 8 2/16 x 3 2/16 inches for additional layer for my card.  

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On the white card front layer, I colored the panel with Distress Oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade, using my Tim Holtz ink blending tool. I then added a few water splatters to the card for that element of distress. Distress Oxide inks are the best inks when blending strong vibrant ink combinations such as this one.

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Next I die cut the delightful daisy die twice from some white card stock. I also die cut the medium size jar image form the Jar Collection die set, but ended up not using it. I then colored the flower centers with my Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink using  a small ink dauber. 

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Than I adhered the colored flower centers to each of the four daisies with some liquid glue. Next I arranged the daisies onto my card front panel snipping away parts of the stem and leaves where they overlapped one another or extended beyond the card front. 

With a scrap piece of white card stock I inked up the paper with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, then die cut the panel with one of the large labels from the Colwell Label die set. Next I die cut the smaller coordinating label from the same set with a plain piece of scrap white card stock.

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I then stamped the sentiment "friends are FLOWERS that never fade" from the Greeting Basics stamp set in my Versafine Onyx Black ink onto the small label. 

Finally I adhered the stamped sentiment panel onto the larger inked panel with some liquid adhesive, then popped up the combined panels onto my cards base with some foam adhesive.  Lastly I assembled my card using liquid adhesive starting with the card front layer onto the black card stock piece, then finally onto the slim line card based.

I hope you've enjoyed today's slimline card share and found inspiration.

Thanking you for joining me. Until next time, happy crafting! 

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Thankful for you
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe and well. Here in Denmark we have now re-opened pretty much everything, which is a bit worrying. I'm glad schools only have a few weeks left before summer break, although the weather is more autumn like than summer. With my card today I'm trying to rectify that and bring you summer vibes.
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I started by ink blending Antique linen distress ink through the Romantic Blooms stencil.
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I then colored in the areas of flower petals with light yellow, light and dark pink Arteza markers and blended them with a waterbrush. I did the same with the leaves using 2 dusty green markers.
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When I was done with my watercoloring I wanted to frame the image. This is when I realized my card stock was larger than an A2 panel. But this actually worked out great with this frame set. I cut the frame and the Friend word from glitter cardstock.
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I added sparkle with a spectrum noir sparkle pen.
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I adhered the frame and friend word, and stamped a sentiment.
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I hope this cheared you up! Thanks for stopping by. I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment. Happy crafting!

Tina

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Long time, no see
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Hope you are all well. Today I wanted to play with a few pun sentiments and a rainbow.

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I die cut the giraffe 5 times from white cardstock, and cut 5 strips of patterned paper.

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I adhered the strips to my A2 sized card base and colored the 5 giraffes with Copics in darker, coordinating colors.

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From the same patterned paper I then cut 5 labels to fit my sentiements.

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I used the same darkest marker to color the edge of the labels to make them stand out. For this label I even snipped the stamp in 2. I find it easier than to mask the stamp. That way I always end up with ink in wrong places. And I can easily place them together if I want to stamp them as intended later.

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I then adhered the giraffes and popped up the labels. And then I thought it was kind of missing something, yet I didn't want to add more dimension or glitter. I know, weird right? Corona isolation must have gotten the better of me, LOL. Anyway, I added a fine black line all around the base, repeating 3 times. I also added a few "stars". I guess I had to have some "sparkle", after all.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great crafty day!

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Challenge Reminder: Winged Things
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#68 Winged Things!.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty using wings. Plus, if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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The Poppystamps Butterfly Symphony die looks so pretty on the watercolor resist background I created.
 
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For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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Pop Up May Flowers
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

We have all heard that April showers bring May flowers, and we have all had a very rainy April, haven't we? So let's celebrate the little things with a few tiny May flowers on this Pop Up easel card! Have you TRIED this yet?

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When I first saw this unique Adriana Pop Up Easel Set, I was so excited, but intrigued too! How does it work? I love seeing all the beautiful projects our design team is putting together, and once you try one for yourself, you be amazed at how easy it is to be creative!

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Everything you need is in this beautiful 6 piece die set to create pop up easel designs that are so easy to pair with your favorite Poppystamps products. I used the Peek-a-Boo Bunny popping out of the Grand Watering Can, decorated with a few extra Orchard Leaves and a few flowers from the Floral Cluster. What would you create?

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Every flower needs a sparkling center too, and thanks to this collection of Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue from Memory Box Open Studio, you can make the sparkly magic happen!

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I cut the background easel pieces in white, and added the Orchard Leaves in green, and Floral Clusters for pops of color. The Peek-a-Boo Bunny was cut in white, and the Grand Watering Can was colored with Distress Oxide inks sprinkled with water.

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Slide the top of the card back to reveal the hidden message inside! The Colwell Label Set pairs perfectly with the shapes from the Easel Set to create the perfect surprise greeting. The HUGS was cut with the Poetic Uppercase Alphabet.

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Beautiful May days are on their way for all of us, so keep crafting, keep sharing, and keep being creative!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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