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Rainbow Wishes
by Sue McRae

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It’s a shiny new week at Poppystamps and I’m here with a fun unicorn card using the new Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit. I think this kit would be a perfect gift for a child or unicorn loving crafter as it contains stamps and dies!

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All the colourful parts of my card (the rainbow, sentiment and unicorn mane) are die cut pieces of alcohol ink yupo paper that I had in my stash. I’m always looking for ways to use up my smaller paper pieces.

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I die cut the unicorn from white woodgrain paper for a little texture and the clouds are covered with white flock for a nice soft fuzzy feel. Felt would be a great alternative to the flock.

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For a little sparkle and shine I used gold glitter paper behind the sentiment and for the unicorn horn and wings.

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To add some interest to the background I took a tracing wheel (it’s a tool used in sewing) to add wavy dotted lines on my panel. The rainbow sentiment is white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut out by hand.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great week!

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Best Wishes
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday crafters, Sue here with an easel card that’s perfect for the guy in your life. I have a hard time making masculine cards but with the right colour choices and the addition of a little plaid you can be well on your way for a more masculine project.

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Today I’m using the Bird House Pop Up Easel Die set. This set can make a card that has a wintry feel but if you leave off the snowy borders these dies are great all year long.

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I chose to use colours from the Fresh Aqua Paper Pad and found a plaid patterned paper that matched perfectly. I really like the little bit of plaid peeking out around the edges of the house, it adds some whimsy to the design.

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The cardinal was die cut from red paper and I added a bit of dark red ink around the edges to add depth.

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Instead of my usual white card base I went with cream to go along with the cream stripes in the plaid. I stamped the sentiment in the bird house door and added another sentiment on the inside of the card. This one is popped up so it can keep the easel card standing up.

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This card mails flat in an A2 envelope, which I love! You can easily turn this into a pretty spring card by using pastel papers and embellishing the bird house with flowers and leaves. It’s such a versatile die set to have in your stash. Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

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In My Thoughts
by Sue McRae

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Hello everyone! Sue here with another heart card that can be used for a thinking of you card or switch out the sentiment to send some love for Valentine’s Day.

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I started by laying alcohol inks and blending solution on yupo paper. I created a rainbowish mix of colours using an air blower to move the ink around. After the panel was dry I placed the Leaf Flourish Heart Die in different spots around the piece to see where I liked the colours the best and die cut it from that section.

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To add a little sparkle and depth to the card design I die cut another Leaf Flourish Heart from gold glitter cardstock and adhered it to the back of the alcohol ink heart.

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To add more texture and depth to the card I embossed a white panel with the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder and attached the heart to it. I added this piece to my card base.

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The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock and I added a few Clear Fairy Drops to finish off the card.

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This is an easy and quick card design that really stands out from the alcohol ink technique. I hope you give it a try! Have a wonderful week!

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Sending Hugs
by Sue McRae

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Happy New Year everyone! Sue here with a card design that can be used for Valentine’s Day or for sending some hugs to that special someone. This is a very quick card to make using strips of colourful card stock.

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I started by cutting a variety of widths of paper into strips that are a maximum of ¼” wide. Using strips that are wider does not allow for multiple colours of paper to show up in the heart design. I adhered these strips diagonally to an A2 card panel.

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Next I die cut the Grid Heart Frame from white card stock, covered the back of it with tiny pieces of foam tape and attached it to the striped panel. I then added this to my card front.

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I die cut the Stitched Envelope from matching card stock and added that to the card front along with a black hugs die cut. I stamped the sentiment from the Whittle Love set onto white card stock and added that to the flap of the envelope. The original sentiment was longer but I just inked up the word I wanted. This really stretches the use of your stamps! The card was finished with a sprinkling of Clear Fairy Drops.

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Using strips of paper in a card design is fun and quick and your colour choices can lean towards a more feminine or masculine palette depending on the recipient.

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Thanks for visiting with me today and have a great weekend!

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Shaker Joy
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! Welcome to my last post of 2021! Can you believe Christmas is only 4 days away! Eeek, where did December go!

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Today I have a simple shaker card using the Double Joy die set. This set comes with a solid die and an outline die, giving you lots of combinations on using them in your projects. I took the solid die and die cut it three times from the white panel. I put aside the white letters and will use them for another project.

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I die cut the solid Joy from red and green card stock and the outline Joy from gold glitter card stock. I inlaid the red and green letters and adhered acetate to the back of the middle Joy. This will be the shaker part. On the back of the panel I added foam tape around the word and filled it with clay candy and seed beads, removed the foam backing and attached a piece of white card stock for the backer.

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The panel was attached to my card base and I added the gold glitter outline pieces to the middle Joy. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black card stock and I die cut the holly leaves and berry from glitter card stock for the finishing touch.

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Thanks so much for visiting with me today. I would like to thank the followers who are always kind enough to leave comments on my post, it is appreciated! Wishing everyone a most wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year! I’ll see you in 2022!

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Cabin Snowglobe
by Sue McRae

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Hello everyone, Sue here with a card using the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel Die Set. This is such a wonderful set for creating charming Christmas, winter, or anytime of the year cards. It’s perfect for making masculine cards, which I know can be difficult to create.

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I went with a frosty look in blues, pinks and purples for my design. For the background I inked up the circle die cut with Distress Inks and sprayed it heavily with Perfect Pearls for lots of shimmer.

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To create a swirly, windy sky I embossed this piece with the Waves 3D Embossing Folder. Love how it turned out!

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I die cut all my different scene pieces with a variety of Memory Box coloured and glitter cardstock.

For the snowglobe base I used the White Woodgrain Paper and ink blended some gray on top.

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You can really play around with all the layers and add foam adhesive to create depth and dimension. I added foam dots between the house and yellow window background for some nice shadows.

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The great thing about this popup card, is that it fits into an A2 envelope, even with all the layers and added dimension.

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I stamped a simple sentiment on the inside of the card so that there’s lots of room for adding a personal message.

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Just think how different this card would look for spring with grass instead of snow, some added flowers and blooming trees and a bright sky inked in yellow and orange.

Thanks for visiting with me on the blog today!

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