187 posts categorized "Spring"

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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05/24/2018

Thu 24

Florida Flamingo
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

Welcome to Poppystamps! Now that summer is knocking on our doors, it's time to think about vacations! How about Florida? This Fine Flamingo is happy to welcome you to the Sunshine State, or anywhere else warm and sunny! Even if it's cold where you are now, you can shake off the winter blues with vivid colors, fine flamingos, and floral displays in bright colors! 

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I started with a grey background panel, and framed it with a white Pointed Rectangle Frame. I added the Fine Flamingo in a hot pink, and then arranged the Blooming Rose and Rose Stem to look like an opening through a garden grove. I wanted each flower to look slightly different, so I tweaked the die cuts just a little, adding a leaf here, or cutting off a curly vine there. When I was happy with the lay-out, I cut each flower in two shades of yellow, orange, and blue, and glued the pieces in place with craft tweezers. The Stitched Fluttering Butterflies made a bright finishing touch.

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We love sharing our designs with you, and we also love to see what our Poppystamps friends and family like to create too!

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05/05/2018

Sat 05

Fluttering Butterflies
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Marybeth here today.  Happy weekend to you all ! Already the 5th of May! 

I have a simple shaker card today using some old and new products from Poppystamps .

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I used an old shaker window I had in my stash from a few years ago, all you do is peal and stick to your card . Now with the Double Stitch Circle Frame its so easy , no cutting on front of card needed. All you do is add it on top of your card then glue the frame over that.

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I placed the inside of my frame on the center of my panel... as a mask then began to stamp my images where I wanted.

I used Sending Scribbles Stamp set from Poppystamps to stamp the leaves  and Stitched Fluttering Butterflies for the inside.

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Once I removed the circle mask , I was left with an empty center to fill as I wished.

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Photo below shows the shaker before the frame was glued to the panel.

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The Double Stitch Circle Frames perfectly finished this easy shaker.

Before I cut the butterflies I sponged my white cardstock with  with pretty inks . Once cut I added a bit more shading where I wanted.

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Thank you so much for the visit today, I hope I encouraged you to do some shopping today 😊

Have a wonderful day!

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04/27/2018

Fri 27

Spring Release Thank You Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone, today I have a "thank you" card featuring several dies from Poppystamps Spring Release! There are MANY more in the release, so be sure to check it out here!  This card is an A7 or 5" x 7", sometimes you just need a larger card base to pull off your design.

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The main feature on my card is the beautiful butterfly! To create this butterfly I used the Corden and Powell Butterfly dies!  Each die can be used individually but together they make an awesome butterfly!

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For added interest I used the Finial Corner die on two of the corners of my card.  I used spray adhesive to adhere the die cuts to my card panel.

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I used the Thank You Streamer die for my sentiment; it's an older die but one I use over and over.  To see how to create this card check out the following video!

 

Thanks for stopping by the Poppystamps blog and hopefully you checked out the Spring Release! For more ideas, inspiration and news subscribe to the Poppystamps Blog!

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04/26/2018

Thu 26

Rose Stem with Fluttering Butterflies
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello to you all! Happy almost weekend, can you believe.... May will be here in a few minutes:)

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For my card today I used the: Beautiful Rose Stem and Stitched Fluttering Butterflies dies from Poppystamps.  I cut the rose panel out of firm vellum , glued the the main body to fun foam. After placing all the pieces back in I decided to remove and color softly with Zig Real Brush Pens.

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 Below shows the pieces being placed back in  without glue and non colored. After I colored them I added tiny dots of glue and placed back in the same way.

It was like making a puzzle but already knowing where each peace was  going to go. Very relaxing!

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The butterflies are cut from firm vellum as well then colored the same way with Zig pens.

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I may add a sentiment to the front of this card but liked it as is for now... I can always add later. Thank you for the visit and I hope you give the look and die a try..... very enjoyable crafting.

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04/24/2018

Tue 24

Delightful Daisies
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Spring is arriving everywhere, and it's time to celebrate with a colorful bouquet of Delightful Daisies! Take a look!

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This card will brighten your mood and chase away those winter blues. I used the Delightful Daisy to cut out five different daisies in two different sizes, then played around with the stems and leaves. It's easy to create multiple stems and leaves by trimming the cuts in different ways. Once my pieces were all cut out, I assembled my card base, background panel, and the Pointed Rectangle Frame.

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I added a few Splendid Stitched Hearts and the Little Luxe Love and it feels like a lovely spring day!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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04/06/2018

Fri 06

A New Arrival
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today! Today I am sharing a card I created that features this pair of sweet Little Rabbits! This could be a great Easter card idea, but it was actually created to welcome a brand new baby boy into our extended family! He's not here yet, but everyone is awaiting his arrival soon!

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This card was so easy to make! I started by cutting out the Little Rabbits in teal, then cut the squares from the Double Stitch Square Frames in shades of blue and white. Can you imagine how cute this would look in pink or yellow too? Everything from the DoubleStitch Square Frames fits together so perfectly too!

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These Little Rabbits would look great with our April challenge too, Spring Fever! A new arrival is on the way!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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03/29/2018

Thu 29

Just a note...Hello
by Robin Tharaldson

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For my post today I am featuring the Big Circle Border Layer die; I think it adds a nice touch to my panel and allows the background color to show.

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My bouquet was created using Peony Stems and Blossom, stamps and dies. The images were stamped with Memento Desert Sand onto watercolor paper and simply colored.

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The following video will show you all the steps to make this card!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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03/20/2018

Tue 20

Spring Wreath
by Robin Tharaldson

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I hope everyone is enjoying the Blog Blitz featuring the latest release from Poppystamps! You can see the entire 2018 Spring Release here!  Plus, you could win a die from each Blog Blitz post you leave a comment on!! The die you could win, if you leave a comment on this post, is the Stitch Wreath die!  More information on Poppystamps Blog Blitz at the end of my post. 

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The StitchWreath is the perfect backdrop for the colorful flowers made using Blooming Border die!

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I made the pretty bow using Prim and Proper Bow, I cut it three times and glued them together for more dimension! My video will show you just how easy this card is to make!

 



Here is all the important information about Poppystamps Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from March 17 - 31, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts 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. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on April 3. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!

Thanks for stopping by!

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03/18/2018

Sun 18

Double Stitch Tag Shaker
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to: Day Two of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! The design team will be sharing some of the new spring products from Poppystamps .

You will have a chance to win each day by leaving a comment . Today I will be giving away the :Double Stitch Tags Die Set  to one random commenter.

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The leaves and some of the flowers are watercolored using the Peerless Watercolor Sheet Pack from Birch Press Design, then cut using Poppystamps New Blooming Border. 

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 To make the small tag for the sentiment I cut down the smallest tag in the set as pictured above.

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I wanted the die cut flowers and sequins to shake freely so I have two lavers : One with fun foam and the other double sided foam tape. I trimmed the outer edge of the fun foam to make sure it wouldn't show.  I also added Poppy Sequin mix of :Fairy Sparkle.

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 These are the dies that I used pictured above , the sentiment is from the new and adorable Stamp Set :Easter Chicks from Poppystamps.

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Having the two layers (to raise the acrylic layer) was definitely a good idea, happy I remade my shaker tag. I am sharing a few photos to show the movement of how nicely the move.

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So many fun and beautiful new spring  products, you can see them all at the Poppystamps store!

Last day to comment is March 31 , 2018.  Winners will be posted on April 3, 2018. Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today, thank you for all the wonderful and kind comments in the past. 

God Bless.

 

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