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12 posts categorized "Sweet Treats"

Whipped Cocoa
by Rachel Duong

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Joy in the morning is a hot cup of coffee! Add a little bit of "Whittle Cocoa with Whip" Poppystamps dies and the day is off to a great start. Hello, this is Rachel, I am an avid coffee drinker who cannot go a day without a few cups. I am super excited to share this fun, dimensional card created with real coffee!

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Step by step instructions.
1. Begin with a watercolor card front measuring approximately 4x5.25
2. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and spill a small bit on your crafting space. No cream or sugar, thanks!
3. Set your mug on the coffee spill and then place it on your card front. Repeat as many times as you like. 
4. Using a paintbrush, splatter coffee on the card front.

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5. Die cut the Poppystamps "Whittle Cocoa with Whip" mug using a sheet from the Memory Box "Jolly Christmas" plaid paper stack.
6. Die cut two whip cream pieces with creamy white colored paper.
7. Die cut the Poppystamps "Flowing Curves" using a light gray sheet from the Memory Box "Earth Neutral Collection" paper stack.
8. Die cut the "Joy Freestyle Script" using the darkest shade from the "Berry Red Collection" paper stack.
9. Die cut the outline with the same watercolor paper to be used for the background.

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10. Cut the swirls to fit the look you desire. Adhere the pieces to the card front. 
11. Paint the whip with coffee.
12. Glue the card front to a light gray card base.
13. Adhere an Open Studio "Autumn Fairy Crystal" in red to the card front for an extra touch.
Finished? Not necessarily, scroll down for a fun addition to the card!

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How about giving the whip some texture?!
1. Apply texture paste on the die cut with a toothpick.
2. Paint coffee on the lower portions of the swirls for depth.
3. Allow to dry and adhere to the card.

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A close-up view of the finished cup of coziness!

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Options for this card might be to ink blend around the edges to give it a distressed look. A sentiment strip could fill in the empty space below the "joy" script. Perhaps more splatters too.
This time I chose to keep it just like it is, I love it!

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These Poppystamps dies are incredible and will be used all year round at my home. I hope you enjoyed this card. 
May the joy of the season surround you ~ see you again very soon!

Rachel Floral Signature

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PSC#97 - ABC - Anything But A Card

Challenge Badge

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 Challenge #96 Anything Goes is Birgit Norton!

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

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#97 - ABC Anything BUT a Card  It seems like once fall announces it's arrival it's all about the holidays.  Better get a jump on all of your gift giving, whether it's a bitty bag of Halloween treats, or some home baked pumpkin bread -  the little details make even the simplest gifts more heart felt .  This month we're looking for Anything but a Card.  We'd love to see how you make things extra special with home made tags and treat bags, garlands of die cut images, and other paper crafts.   How about a page layout of your favorite holiday memory.  The challenge is not limited to Holiday - you can choose ANY occasion or event. 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.

Meet our October Guest Zoe Collins!   Zoe  is talented card maker with a whimsical style. In just a few short years, Zoe has captivated the Card Making community with her distinct artistic style. You can find Zoe on Instagram at @snail_mail_4_zoe

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Zoe Collins

Instagram: @snail_mail_4_zoe

Hello! My name is Zoe, and I am from California. I enjoy card making, mixed media, and sending happy mail. I’ve been creative my whole life and found card making and mixed media in 2018 when I was searching for ways to jazz up my happy mail. I have fallen in love with card making. When I am not in my craft room you will find me swimming or cooking. At work, I advocate for those who have developmental disabilities.

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Zoe Collins

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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 October 30 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on November 1!!    

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

 

Birthday Treat
by Rachel Duong

 

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Hi everyone! It's Rachel and I am so excited to join the Poppystamps Design Team! Today I am sharing with you a sweet birthday card where The Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone takes center stage. It looks delicious, can you taste it?! I am also using letters from the Happy Birthday Background. 

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To create this card, I watercolored the ice cream cone combining distress inks and watercolor paints. I placed random blocks of color on the ice cream scoop to give it a textured feel. Next I glued the cone directly on the kraft card base. For the scoop, I glued two layers together, then trimmed off the scalloped portion that meets the cone to keep the image level on the card. 

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Now the fun is continuing because the letters are making their appearance! With quite a few sizes and fonts to choose from, I had a blast arranging the letters on the card. Finally I came up with a satisfying display. I began by gluing the letter "T" at the bottom of the cone and "P" at the top making sure they fit and were centered on the card. The funny part is when I got to the end, the "Y" in birthday didn't fit... but instead of panicking, I was able to fix it. I found another "Y" that was a bit more narrow. Thank goodness!

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Using a fan-shaped brush, I splattered watered-down white acrylic paint mixed with a hint of green. (Green to tone down the brightness.)  I lightly tapped the top of the brush, holding it close to the card to control the amount of paint and placement of the splatters. 

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A one mm thin burlap string tied close to the fold finishes the card!

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Here is another card I made, this time using the background part of the Poppystamps Happy Birthday Background. What I love about this most is that every piece of it can be used on more than one card! If you don't have this die, you have to check it out. It has so many possibilities!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you like this sweet card. The Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone is one of my favorite dies. I can't wait to make so many more ice cream flavors. Please let me know if you have any questions.  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Rachel Floral Signature

Sweet Birthday Wishes
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello there and happy July to you all . Marybeth Lopez  here with you today. I have one more Ice Cream card with you today. This time using the Poppystamps Foil and Cut Die Set called Birthday Wishes Poe Script PSF807 The cone is made with Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone 2505. 

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I used Open Studio Watercolor Paper for the cones and the ice cream, I love the texture and the way it blends when using watercolor paper. I used foam tape under each layer of cones . This time I only used one layer for the cone.

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I the hot foil works so well, I just love it. I love blending the colors for the ice cream too.

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I used the blender brushes on my cones and did a little more shading in some areas and less on other areas as needed.

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I hope I have inspired you do want to go shopping at Poppystamps and or create a fun card. I love the clean and simple card this Grand Whittle cone makes . You could use so many different sentiments with this cone. 

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Wp101 Watercolor Paper
2505 Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone
Psf807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies

Blueberry Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there, Marybeth Lopez  here with you on this last Wednesday of July, can you believe it! Today I am using the Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone, along with the Modest Greetings 1 Foil and Cut Die Set. I also used the Watercolor Paper for my cones.

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I splattered the cones with a water brush dipped in some ink .

The cones were layered twice and ink blended with my blending brush and Distress Oxide Ink as you can see below. 

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I think the ink blending gives a nice cone look with simple shading. I was light handed while doing this.

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I also used the Watercolor Paper from Open Studio. I used a few colors to blend some darker and some mixed. Im calling it blueberry  ice cream , works for me and looks delicious. I was in need of some  boy  birthday cards . I think this should work and I love the simple Happy Birthday under the cone. Loving the Poppystamps Foil and Cut Die Set. I made many at one time in a few different colors. So nice to have on hand when making a card.

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Thank you so much for taking a look. I hope I have inspired you to be creative and or go take a look at the shop. So grateful for the blessing of this craft in these times.

God bless you all.

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A Triple Please by Nancy Penir

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It's time for a challenge reminder, and I have a card just right for a guy. 

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Do you struggle with cards for guys? Here's a few hints from someone who would rather play with her flower and girly dies than

make a card for any 'him'!

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First off, background paper. Have you see the great paper packs in the Memory Box store? Check out the Woodsy Plaid pack for great colors and plaids. 

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What guy can resist an ice cream cone, yet a triple decker! Use colors for flavors he likes, or ones that compliment your plaid paper choice. I cut my drips from the ice cream's scallop, and added Glossy Accents. 

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And finally the sentiment is up to you. Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well, Father's Day, the Poppystamps store has it all. 

Hope this post gave you some ideas to play along with our challenge

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!

Hope to see your 'guy' cards In our challenge lineup! 

PS Check out our challenge page for more ideas, including a guest, Birgit Norton. I invited Birgit to be our Guest Designer this month. You're going to love her inspiration card! 

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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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