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The Snail Mail Trail
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using some products from the Whittle family of dies and stamps.

I’ve had my eye on the Whittle Snails because they’re so adorable! There are two snails in this set and I used the smaller one. I die cut the snail multiple times from white card stock and inked up the snail bodies in grey ink and the shells in a mix of pastel colours and then spritzed everything with Perfect Pearls for a little bit of shimmer.

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The Whittle Sun was die cut from white card stock and was inked and sprayed.

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The Wavy Long Picket Fence was die cut from some new Woodgrain Paper in cream and I used a strip of the Kraft Woodgrain Paper for the ground. The Woodgrain Paper also comes in white. Love this stuff for adding subtle texture to my card designs.

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My scene was created on a piece of blue paper from the Ocean Blue Paper Pad. I added a Whittle Cloud Border and a sentiment from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments Stamp Set. The snails were popped up with foam dots and I cut a thin strip of glitter paper for a snail trail.

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Once my card was finished I felt like something was missing and figured out it was googly eyes! Yes, the googly eyes make these snails even more cute!

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

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Stuck On You
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using some of the new dies from the Whittle Wonders release. There are a lot of cute Whittle critters and I chose to use the lizard along with some cacti.

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I made the background first by die cutting a bunch of the lizards from white cardstock and adhering them to a white panel. I like the subtle texture and pattern it gives to the card.

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Next I die cut the lizard and the cacti from watercolour cardstock. I used Zig Real Brush Markers to randomly swipe different shades of green and turquoise on the cacti and blended it out with water. I was in the mood for a fun lizard so I swiped the Zigs across it in rainbow colours and of course I had to add googly eyes to complete its cuteness!

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I attached my lizard panel to the card base with foam tape and used foam tape to mount the cacti and lizard. The sentiment is from the new Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments set that has some fun puny sentiments to go along with all the new critters. The finished card is 4 ¼” square.

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I hope you check out the new release here. Along with dies and stamps there are some jewels and woodgrain paper.

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Have a great crafty week!

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Intricate Butterflies
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a slimline card that is fairly quick to make when time is of the essence.

I started by die cutting the Leafy Vines Slim Plate from white cardstock and attaching it to my white card base. I like the simple elegance of tone-on-tone die cuts.

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Next I took the Intricate Butterflies and die cut two sizes (there are 4 to choose from) from white cardstock and inked them with Distress Inks. The large butterfly was inked with a darker shade of the same hue as the smaller butterfly.

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I sprayed the butterflies with shimmer spray and they sparkle so beautifully (the photo doesn't capture it)! Then I  layered them and I added a black gem to the body centre.

For contrast I decided to die cut the Brilliant Rings from black cardstock, added those to the card base with foam tape then adhered the butterflies to the rings. I really like how the colourful butterflies pop against the black!

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I took two separate sentiments from the Birch Press Blooming Spring stamp set and used them for my card. The stamp for the top sentiment actually reads “sending you hugs this” but I didn’t ink up “this” and now the two sentiments “sending you hugs, happiness and joy” work well together.

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I always enjoy making butterfly cards, I feel they work for many occasions and if you are ever stuck for a card design, repeating the same elements over is a great choice.

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Wishing everyone a crafty week!

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Quick and Simple Birthday Card
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends, Sue here with a quick and simple card.

Sometimes it’s okay to make more complicated and time consuming cards and sometimes you need to have a card come together quickly. Today it’s all about the simple card.

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If I break down this card design it’s 3 dies to make the background, 1 die for the sentiment and 1 die for embellishments. But you can easily change it and only use 2 of the dies for the background or leave out the flower embellishments, making it an even quicker card design.

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To make the card come together quickly I went with a monochromatic colour scheme. All I had to do was pick one colour, purple, and by using the Memory Box Twilight Purple Paper Pack the 4 complementary shades are already chosen for me.

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I die cut the 3 background dies, adhered them together and attached them to my card base.

The Happy Birthday Flourish was die cut from white cardstock for a bit of contrast.

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I used the small blooms from the Floral Cluster to add to the sentiment flourish and added some black gems to the flower centres.

Card done.

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I love it when a card comes together so easily!

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

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Happy Easter Easel Card
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday! Sue here with a pop up Easter card today. I can’t believe Easter is less than 3 weeks away. I hope that means that spring is just around the corner.

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For my card I used the new Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set which is perfect for making an Easter basket filled with eggs and bunnies.

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I die cut the basket from kraft cardstock, left the die cut in the die and ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing mat so that all the beautiful woven texture on the basket really pops. In the pic above the basket on the right was just run through the die cut machine once and the basket on the left was run through a second time with an embossing mat. You can really see how much dimension you get in the design by using an embossing mat.

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To add more texture and depth and a bit of shine I used a sponge dauber to add gold acrylic paint on the raised areas.

I die cut the Spring Bunnies from the new Madras Plaid Blue & Violet Paper Pack. The plaid papers in this pad are wonderful and some of them have gold metallic lines in the design.

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I took the Farm Fresh Eggs die and die cut them from a bunch of different cardstocks and I also used the grass die that comes in the Woven Basket Set and die cut it twice to add some depth to the basket.

After some fiddling to see what eggs would go where and the placement of the bunnies my basket was filled!

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For the inside of the easel card I cut three layers of the Splendid Happy Easter sentiment and adhered it near the bottom. The sentiment is also what holds up the card front for displaying.

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This card will mail flat and will fit into an A2 envelope just like all the Pop Up Easel Sets that Poppystamps makes. Love that!

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The Woven Basket is a great die to add to your stash. It can be used all year long and filled with different items like a bunch of flowers for spring, fall leaves, pumpkins or how about a basket of ornaments for Christmas. Lots of possibilities with this die set.

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Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you have a magical week!

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Shake It Up Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I am here with a reminder to participate in the March Monthly Challenge,  Shake It Up! Who doesn't love to make and receive shaker cards and they are so easy to make!

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I used several new products from the spring release on my card, including the pretty leafy frame from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. There are a lot of dies in this set and they can be used on any card, not just an easel card. The frame was die cut from some pretty blue paper from the new Ocean Blue Paper Pack. There are 4 sheets of 12 colours in one paper pack which really helps me with coordinating colours together.

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For the background of the shaker I used plaid paper in pinks and blues from the Spring Plaid Paper Pack and my shaker bits are a variety of beads and sequins.

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The sentiment was white heat embossed and I added a few butterflies from the Vibrant Violet Paper Pack and added shimmer on top of them.

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Now it’s your turn to play along with our challenge. 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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I can't wait to see your projects!

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