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Spread your wings and fly
Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! All good things must come to an end and today I'm sharing my last card for Poppystamps as I chose to step down from the design team due to personal reasons. Butterflies to me symbolise change and growth, so it absolutely fits just right. It wasn't until after I made this card that I thought of the funny coincidence, that I used the Beautiful butterflies sidekick frame on my first card for Poppystamps as well. You can check it out here

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For this card I first cut my cardbase and 3 different frames from different colors of cardstock.
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The butterfly frame I covered with the coordinating stencil and lightly ink blended a bit of Distress ink over the butterflies. As I assembled the card I didn't like the white frame, so I ended up ink blending the whole frame.
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I layered the 3 frames only adding glue to the frames, not stems, flowers or butterflies. I thought it would make it look more airy. I then stamped a sentiment and cut out butterflies from glitter cardstock with the coordinating (and included) butterfly die. 

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I adhered them with a dot of glue just to the centre of the butterflies for a bit of dimension. Just look at that sparkle.

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That's it from me guys, it's time for me to spread my wings and fly. I enjoyed creating with these wonderful dies and I hope you enjoyed my inspiration. I'll still be making cards so do stop by my blog or Instagram, I'd sure love to see you!

Tina

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Brick House Easel Card
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday crafters! I’m joining you today with a charming little scene on an easel card.

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There’s lots of die cutting on this card but it’s easy to put together. The hardest part was choosing the colour scheme.

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I started by die cutting my easel piece which is from the new Porch Pop Up Easel Set. The die set is meant for a front porch scene but I used only the two dies that create the card base and added other dies from my stash to make my own scene. This makes your easel card design possibilities, endless!

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For the background of the card front I used some happy yellow patterned paper and added a grass border to the bottom of the panel.

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I took the Proper Brick House and die cut it several times from different shades of teal card stock and assembled the house and I added a red door for a pop of bold colour.

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The trees were die cut 3 times from white card stock and once from green card stock from the new Frosted Glitter Pad. I layered these all together to create thicker trees.

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I die cut some small flowers from the Floral Cluster in yellow and red card stock and added them below the windows and used the Whittle Cloud as smoke from the chimney.

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I think this card could be used for many occasions and would also be great for a guy so I left the sentiment on the inside simple with Just A Note stamped on a Colwell Label. This label die cut is what helps to keep the card in the easel position but it will mail flat in an A2 envelope. No extra postage needed!

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

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Roses and Butterflies
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! For today's card I've played with a couple of shimmery watercolor pigment powders and some Memory Box products.
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I first white heat embossed the flowers on watercolor cardstock.
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I carefully dabbed the colors on and spritzed with water. With a paper towel I dried off the edges and any spots that were too dark, but I didn't overdo the use of water because I feel the powders truly shine when the pigment is allowed to do it's own thing.
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After it was completely dry I buffed off the color that was on top of the embossing powder.
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I cut a piece of vellum to size and dry embossed it. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the same color cardstock I used for base. I first adhered the flower and sentiment to the vellum which allowed for glue on the back of the vellum. Here I'm trying to show you the shimmery galaxy like flowers.
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I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Stay safe and crafty. 

Tina

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PSC#71 Heat Wave

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge 70# Glim & Glam is Becca Yahrling

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Bonnie Klass.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just 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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PSC#71 Heat Wave!  August always seems like it's the hottest month of the year!   We're heating things up with this month's challenge looking for cards made to reflect this time of year.  You can show us ways to cool down, and celebrate summer.   How about some HEAT EMBOSSING?   Watching the powder melt is just magic!   Maybe a little puppy love for the dog days of Summer?  Or bring out the warm vivid colors of the sun - red, orange and yellow!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on September 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

 

Watering Can Hello
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! How about a super, summery, simple post today? Using a few dies, and a card panel I had in my stash, this card came together in a jiffy.

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I like to get my die cut elements all set, and play with arrangements.

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The new Flora blooms are sure to brighten anyone's day!

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The watering can is popped up, and my hello sentiment was cut from both white and dark green, creating a shadow effect. 

Are you having a crafty week? Try making an all die cut card. Quick, easy, and packs an impact! Stay well my friends!

 

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Folk Art Flowers
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

Summer is in full swing, and all the hot, humid weather has returned! The "new normal" for many of us means that some of our old familiar summer activities have been put on temporary hold for a while, but there's always a silver lining, right? More time to craft, more time to research and learn new techniques, and more time to experiment and play with some familiar old Poppystamps goodies. 

I have been researching some beautiful Eastern European folk art designs, and have become super inspired by the bright colors, the symmetry of the designs, and the striking black or crisp white backgrounds of these gorgeous floral patterns. So I tried a little fun petal piecing and layering using the Poppystamps Fun Floral Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set, the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set, and the Garden Leaves and Berries. Take a look!

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This card was so much fun to make! I used a rich black card background with a turquoise blue frame. Then I cut out an arrangement of different colored petal and flower pieces, and centered them in a symmetrical design.

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I added Garden leaves and Berries in three different shades of green, and finished with two tiny birds from the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set. Simple, yet very striking with a little bit of a folk art vibe.

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We'd love to see how you'll get creative and crafty with our beautiful garden collection from Poppystamps!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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