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Summer birthday
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Can you believe it's July? The last 4 months feel more like years. Right? It's officially summer though and we can at least enjoy the wonder of flowers. So today I have a dry embossed, watercolored card for you.
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I started by applying ink to the inside of the embossing folder. I used Distress ink, since they're easy to clean. I spritzed a bit of water, wiped off the flower part as best I could, and laid the watercolor cardstock on top. I then ran it through my die cutting machine. Make sure you follow directions for your machine, these are thick embossing folders.
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I first heat set the ink with my heat tool and then applied a dark yellow ink - pad directly to paper - over the sunflower. Notice that I got some yellow into the blue background. I'll cover that later. With a waterbrush I carried some of the ink to the rest of the petals. I again made sure it was completely dry before lightly running over my embossing ink. I did get more ink on than planned, but I had just reinked my pad. So that's something to keep in mind. I added a clear  glittery embossing powder and heat set that. Then I used my finger to dab embossing ink to the middle of the flower and applied an embossing powder that's a mix of gold, silver and copper. Watermark1.593510977832E12

I then cut my scallopped frame and placed over the sunflower. Here I've already cut off a couple of corners but you can still see that it's quite off set. I adhered the flower and frame to a white cardbase.
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I cut a couple of butterflies and a happy birthday sentiment from glitter cardstock. I absolutely love this teal color and it's the perfect contrast to the yellow flower.
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I adhered the sentiment cuts and then played around with placing the butterflies strategically to cover my ink pad mistakes from earlier. I didn't cover all of them, but most.
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So there you have my sparkly flower card, and in case you missed it the challenge theme this month is Glim and Glam - add some sparkle.

See you next time. In the meantime, happy crafting!

Tina

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Social Distance Garden Bouquet
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Poppystamps Friends!

Today, I am sharing a pretty Garden Bouquet CAS card created just for you! This bright and clean CAS card has a very easy breezy look to it, but sometimes looks can be deceiving! 

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To create this card, you only need TWO dies, Garden Bouquet, Heart Favor, and Pointed Rectangle Frames, but you will need to make multiple cuts in different colors, and then carefully piece and glue the tiny flower petals in place. As usual, I always rely on my old friend, the craft tweezers, which is a MUST HAVE tool in my crafty stash. 

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I cut the Pointed Frame, Garden Bouquet, and Heart Favor all in black, then glued everything onto my card base. Then I recut the Heart Favor in Aqua Blue, then again in Peach. Then I cut a combination of flower petals and butterflies in bright colors, and then glued everything in place. This might be easy breezy for you, but depending on what kind of die cutting machine you use, those tiny little petals might fly and stick everywhere! As long as you keep you colors and positions straight when you pull your die off the plate, adhering the tiny petals is actually kind of fun! I live seeing the color take shape.

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I thought it would be a fun little technique to cut the hand in Aqua Blue, so it looks like the giver is wearing gloves! A little thank you to so many of us who are still social distancing and staying safe, or a thank you to our heroes wearing masks and gloves to work all day! I love the bold pops of color against the black too!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the the blog today! We are always grateful for your love and support every day!

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Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz Love and a dog
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another Blog Blitz post. That means lots of chances for you to get your hands on Poppystamps products. Please see details below. Today I've kept it fairly simple since the pandemic that is still going on meant my new products arrived late (yesterday, but who's keeping score, lol). But I'm super excited it got here, so I could show you this new Whittle Cutie Dog die.
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I cut a panel, sentiment and hearts out of some patterned paper. The Whittle cutie dog I cut from white cardstock.
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Using a small piece of printer paper I protected one area of the doggie while ink blending over the other. 
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I layered 3 different colors, and finished off with a black marker for the eyes and black nuvo drops for the nose.
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I put the love cut out together using both glitter and patterned paper. Before adhering it I stamped the sentiments to go with it. This sentiment is so true to me! I adhered the dog and then both the positive and negative heart cut outs. Also cut from that gorgeous glitter paper. 
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And now the part you've been waiting for!  Your chance to win the Whittle Cutie Dog die!

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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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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Kitty's Secret Garden
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

The past few days, it has been raining like cats and dogs, which is making everything super lush and green. That's how I know summer is right around the corner. Today I am sharing a card I created with summer in mind, and of course, it needs to have a kitty!

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This was a super fun card to make too. I started out by selecting this pretty pattern paper from Memory Box's Springtime Bouquet 6 x 6 paper pack and used it as my background. I was thinking lush, green garden, focusing on shades of green, crisp white, and a little light tan and grey. I then cut the Adriana Square Frame in white and positioned it to make a diamond shaped window. Then I cut an assortment of Garden Leaves and Berries, and Orchard Leaves, in my color palette.

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One of the things I love about Poppystamps is how easy it is to add and layer lots of die cuts from lots of different sets. There are no rules, so you can add as many leaves and as any colors as you like. Make a summer frame, or a fall frame, or a frosty white winter frame with berries, because it will ALL look beautiful!

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Once my leaves and berries were cut and loosely organized, I then cut the Peek a Boo Kitty in light grey, and the word MEOW from the Poetic Uppercase Alphabet. I cut two letters each, one of green and one in black, then using a pair of craft tweezers, carefully layered the green letter on top of the black letter to create a "shadow" effect.

I know I just said there are "no rules" in design, but let me give you one of my most important design tips. Always think about the way color flows and sits. For example, in this project, I balanced the colors. If I used a dark green leaf at the top, I added one at the bottom. Think in groups of two and three. Once all my greens and tans and greys were balanced, I added one bright pop of blue from the tiny bird from the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame & Stencil Set. Once I was happy with my design, I glued it all in place with craft tweezers (which I use for EVERYTHING crafty), and added a few tiny foam circle pop dots, cut in half and quarters to fit and prop my frame, cat, and a few leaves up while still remaining hidden.

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Summer is right around the corner, and so are the brand new bright and beautiful garden designs from Poppystamps! What will you create?

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Summer Beach
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hello! Hope you will all be enjoying the sun and beaches soon . I decided to make a bit of a beach-y card today. Using Poppystamps : Whittle dies all linked below.

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I made a small slit in the circle to slide the whale in for just a bit. I have two cut circles glued together for this card, wanted just a bit of layers but still very easy and flat to mail.

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After I die cut the little Whittle dies I used blender brushes to blend in my color with distressed oxide inks. One of my granddaughters had a beach panel she made while playing with the brushes so I decide to use what she already blended. I used the: Poppystamps Brilliant Rings ,  largest circle.

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I placed the die over the spot of panel that I used so you can see what it looked like . Little Bailey made such a beautiful beach panel..... I really hated to cut into it. 

 

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After I was done I added a few more splatters, my granddaughter already added a few to her beach panel. 

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The base panel is watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby called Masters Touch, many of you ask me.

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I hope you are all able to get outside and hopefully things will soon be back to normal. ( as much as possible) I hope you have some time to craft. I've found it a great blessing to have this hobby even more now.

Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Mothers day to you in USA

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