196 posts categorized "Spring"

03/25/2019

Mon 25

Folk Art Easter
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

This little Peek a Boo bunny is rolling ALL the eggs your way in this Easter card with the folksy feel! I used bright colors against a black background, inspired by some of my favorite Old World folk art. Take a look!

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By using a few layered pieces, you can create a colorful, intricate background that pairs with the detailed Folk Decorated Eggs perfectly. Working from the top down, lay the Double Stitch Square Frame face down, then the piece with the Pierced Finnegan Circle on top, and the background color square on top. Glue them all together and adhere it to your card base.

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Your layered stack does not need to be pretty or perfect, as long as it all fits together with no layers peeking through.

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To give the card a little dimension, I added tiny bits of pop dots to the Peek a Boo Bunny and the eggs, and arranged them on the card. Adorable!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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03/15/2019

Fri 15

Card With Matching Envelope Liner
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello sweet friends, I hope you are all happy and well!  Marybeth  here today sharing this card and matching envelope liner I created with :Poppystamps Large Clear Stamp Picnic Plaid.

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The liner was easy to make I cut the paper about 6 X 5 1/4  (  the size  of your envelope ) then stamped using Picnic Plaid. You don't have to worry too much about  stamping the part that wont show below the flap, just make sure the upper part is stamped nicely.

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I then scored the upper part about 1 3/4 of an inch to match the fold of my envelope .  I  placed inside the envelope and only glued the top flap, then folded the envelope onto the glued liner matching up the fold lines as below.

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The Whittle Rabbit and Luscious Scrip Hello are all layered a few times and stamped with the sentiment from Garden Blooms.

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I am loving these large stamps with so many choices of sentiments. I also love the new script word dies  all from Poppystamps .

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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03/09/2019

Sat 09

Peek A Boo Bunny
by Michele K. Henderson

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Peek A Boo! I see Spring peeking around the corner, and with it, all the wonderful little animals and birds that love all the new shoots and sprouts in the garden! This little bunny has made his way into the greenhouse and he couldn't be cuter!

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Now he is ready to hop on over to your craft room! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, or on any post that features a prize that you'd like to win, and you might be randomly selected to win a prize during our Spring Blog Blitz!

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The Blog Blitz runs from March 2-14, with giveaways every day! The winners will be announced on this blog March 19!

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND . . .

1) Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!

2) Like each post you want to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12:00 midnight US EST March 17

 

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Thank you so much for playing along today! Good luck and keep those comments coming!

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03/08/2019

Fri 08

Hugs! It's a Blog Blitz!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Thanks for stopping by today and joining in on Poppystamps 2019 Spring Release Blog Blitz! The Blitz runs from March 2-14!! You can see what's new in the Spring Release HERE! More information on how you could win the "hugs" die at the end of my post!

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My "hugs" card could be used for several different occasions with a simple change of sentiment! I used Whittle Rabbit and Whittle Oval Wood Frames to create the cute shaker portion of my card! I LOVE this little rabbit, I think he looks quite cheeky! 

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The new large word dies from the Spring Release are my favorite!! The word dies can be used in so many ways AND there are several different words! The stamped sentiment is from Birthday Blowout stamp set!

I added a Spring mix of sequins to my shaker portion and a few more on my card base! I just HAD to add one more image of my project (below) and the super cute rabbit!

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The following video with show how I put this card together!!

For a chance to win the HUGS die I used today,  you need to leave a comment!  Here is all the info on how to participate. The blog blitz runs from March 2-14. Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time; PLUS, PLUS, PLUS...you have another chance to win for yourself and a friend on Instagram!! That's a total of three prizes a day!!! For a chance to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts you wish to enter, here on Poppystamps blog and/or comment and tag a friend on Instagram posts. 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 17  to leave a comment on each and every post you wish to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog and Instagram, on March 19.

Have fun...and don't forget to leave a comment!!! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!

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03/07/2019

Thu 07

Blog Blitz Cute Easter Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here with a Blog Blitz post for you!  Have you seen all the new dies and stamps in the Spring release?  I am using several different dies on my card today.

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I seriously think this Layered Lamb Die is the cutest! I used some Radiant Neon Amplify to give it a fluffy appearance. Below I have a video that shows how I did it.
Check out the close-up of all that fluff! You also have a chance to win this cute little die, make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to find out how.

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I used the Folk Decorated Eggs die for the fun little Easter eggs around the lamb.  For the clouds, I used the Stitched Cloudline die and added some sparkle to them.

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Want to know exactly how I created this card? Below is my video tutorial showing exactly how.
Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell so you will get updates when I post a new video.

And now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the for the Layered Lamb craft die.

The blog blitz runs from March 2-14. 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 March 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on March 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12 am US EST March 17

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on March 19.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

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03/05/2019

Tue 05

Blog Blitz Alcohol Inked Greenhouse
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! Are you ready for a Spring Blog Blitz? Lots of new stamps and dies, and plenty of fun techniques from the designers.

Today I have the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame & Stencil to show you. And I've done a card with all alcohol inks die cuts. 

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Alcohol Inks are a fantastic way to add pizzaz to your project. They react with Yupo paper, a shiny surfaced paper, and blending solution to get a wildly colorful, rather agate like pattern, fun result. Here's one way to play with them. First I squirted my blending solution on my yupo paper. Notice it gets messy so protect your surface. Gloves are optional. 

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Next up I added my colors. No rhyme or reason, for this technique just go for it. 

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I then sandwiched a clean piece of yupo paper over my saturated sheet, in a schmooched way, pressing without moving either sheet. The result is a magical blend of wild color!

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Ok, friends, this was way too much fun! As you can see, I played with all color combos. And here's what I did with them:

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A birthday card for someone who loves potted and potting plants! Now there's a stencil that is included with this die. I can't wait to use it too.

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This fabulous die and stencil set is the giveaway to one lucky person. Don't forget to leave a comment today and on each of the blog blitz days for a chance to win. Best of luck to you, and thanks for sticking with me through my little tutorial on alcohol inking. By the way, there are fabulous you tube videos to entice you to trying these inks. 

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The new release is in the store, and the blog blitz runs from Mar. 2nd - the 14th. You have until the 17th to comment. The winners will be announced on the 19th. AND here's a 2nd way for you and a friend you choose to win... Visit us on Instagram, follow us, like the post you want to win, leave a comment and tag a friend. It's that easy!

Other dies I've included are listed below. Have a great week, and hope you enjoy the blitz!

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02/27/2019

Wed 27

Hello Peeps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Peeps!

Are you ready for spring? I sure am ready to say hello to one of my favorite spring peeps with a bright and breezy greeting card! take a look!

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I just love the happy face on this sweet little Chick and Egg die cut! It pairs beautifully with the row of tulips from the Easter Chicks Clear Stamp and Die Set! Add a Big Luxe Hello and you are ready to welcome spring!

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I kept this card very CAS by starting with a card base and the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom, then stamped the tulips with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the tulips and leaves with copic markers. When they were completely dry, I cut out the tulip row with the matching die cut, which worked like a dream! I may not have mentioned this before, but I became a member of the Poppystamps design team because I honestly believe that Poppystamps are the best stamps and dies in the world! I am never disappointed with their amazing quality! 

Once your have all your cuts, adhere them onto your card base and pop them in the mail! Don't forget the envelope too! These cheerful spring tulips will brighten up any plain white envelope in just a few minutes!

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! We have more great inspiration and ideas to share, as well as this brand new release you have been seeing sneak peeks from all week! Come back for more!

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02/18/2019

Mon 18

A Frame for a friend
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends,

Spring is right around the corner, and with it, a brand new release from Poppystamps! You are going to LOVE our brand new set of springtime stamps and dies. Today, I am sharing a little sneak peek of a beautiful stamp set from our brand new release, Butterfly Wings!

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Butterfly Wings is a full set of stamps and sentiments, with an extra large clear stamp of this gorgeous field of butterflies! I used the large stamp in my MISTI, and gave it a good inking with black ink that won't run with copic markers.

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Once my image was inked, I let it dry, trimmed the edges, and then colored all the butterflies with a handful of bright copic markers! It was so relaxing! Once the copics were dry, I then cut out the center square with the Deco Cecil Frame, then adhered the stamped sentiment from Love & Friendship on the back. 

Instead of making a card that opened, I made an "art card" style design that can be reinserted into a small frame, or be written on the back to send a cheerful word to a good friend! A few Stitched Fluttering Butterflies was the finishing touch!

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We are so glad you could join us today! Be sure to check back again and again for more great inspiration and ideas from our newest release. We have a big surprise right around the corner too! See you soon!

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02/02/2019

Sat 02

Thank You Card Set
by Nancy Penir

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February brings the hope of Spring, and I'm here today with some ideas for easy, fun stamping.

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I love doing cards in multiples, especially for giving gifts. A set of thank you cards (A1 size) is the perfect appreciation to give a friend. Or a neighbor who fed the cats while you were away?

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I selected one of my favorite Poppy stamp sets, Little Kindnesses, and a Poppy tag die, marking off the die, lightly with a pencil. Here's where the fun starts. Using my Misti, each card is placed and stamped one after another, in an assembly line. 

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Here's a look at all the elements before the card is assembled. Each tag is inked a different color, 6 total.

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I placed my tag in the Misti for placement of the bee trail as well.

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The large die cut flower is copic colored, coordinated with the tag, and adhered to the tag. If you look closely, you can see I glued only the center of the flower so I could curl up the petals slightly. Finishing touches include the script die cut and some Nuvo drops.

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Don't forget the envelopes! So easy to decorate them with the Misti too!

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Packaged together with a ribbon, a sweet way to say, 'thank you'. And great therapy for a cold winter's afternoon. How nice to have several of these sets on hand, ready to go.

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I hope this post today brought you a bit of Spring sunshine. And I hope you're feeling crafty, no matter the temp outside!

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01/07/2019

Mon 07

Thanks For Being There
by Donna Peachey

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I have a simple notebook idea to share with you today that uses some of Poppystamps slightly older dies in conjunction with those fabulous Art Deco Phrases.  (And yes, I am ignoring the weather outside and the impending cold months ahead with a bright and cheery 'Spring' themed design.  It's no secret that I don't like Winter)!

This one's just perfect for gift giving and can easily be adapted back into a regular card.  

Here's how it was made...

 

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I've started off by creating a bright inky background.

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Then I've cut it to size (10 x 10cm).

Use the Scribble Circle Collage die and cut so that it hangs slightly off the edge, then glue a same sized (10 x 10cm) white 'back piece' into place and distress all edges as shown.

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Stamp and heat emboss three small flowers from the Little Kindness clear stamp set, then choose a sentiment from the Art Deco Frames and Phrases clear stamp set and ink/heat emboss that, too.

Cut it to size and leave everything to one side for now.

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Ink up the stems and the flower centres from Ragged Daisy as shown.  (I've used this photo layout so you can quite clearly see which part of the stem gets cut to create the extra piece that's needed).

I've used a mixture of these three ink colours and I just keep going until I'm happy with the depth of colour.

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Assemble as shown, adding a small rectangle of cardboard behind the sentiment first to add a little more dimension and visual interest.

Then add several thin layers of varnish to protect.

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Make a front and a back cover measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.  You will want it to be thick enough to be durable, but not so thick that you can't hole punch through it.  (In this instance, two pieces of scrap card from packaging glued back to back with regular card stock sufficed).

Add a strip across the front cover using the Big Hexagon Border Layer craft die, then use Tim Holtz Collage Medium 'Crazing' to seal and protect both sides of both the front and the back covers.  (I like to vary my brush strokes when applying Collage Medium as it adds to the texture/distressed look that I favour.  However, for those of you who struggle with this look you can use your fingers to apply it for a smooth/more even finish). 

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Cut insert pages to the same size as the covers.  I've used paper from an art sketchbook as it's a little thicker and therefore far less likely to tear.

As both the front and back covers (as well as all of those inserts) will need to be hole punched, I suggest the following method...

Use a scrap piece of card to make a 'hole' template and (if you have one) an 'L' shaped stamp positioner 'old style' tool that will help you keep the pages 'square' whilst you punch.  (Tip...  If you don't have one of these but can get your hands on some Lego blocks you can make your own)!

Thread everything together, being sure to keep enough slack when tying the knot so that the pages can turn.

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With this basic style you can even hang the notebook so that it's always accessible and not hidden under a pile of craft supplies!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you do decide to have a go at making something similar I would love to know...

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