134 posts categorized "Tags"

03/17/2020

Tue 17

Big Donut Trio
by Candice Crawford

 

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Hello crafty friends! Hope you are all having a wonderful St.Patrick's Day. 

Today I am sharing with you three projects I made with the popular Big Donut die from Poppystamps. This die set creates the cutest layered donuts that are realistic enough to eat. I paired the Big Donut die with the Donut Outline die and the Donut What I'd do stamp set to create a coordinated ensemble of donut cards and tags.

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To make the cards, I first cut the donuts and icing layers from scrap pieces of kraft, white, brown, pink and black card stock with the Big Donut die set. I then mixed and matched the donut layers with coordinating icing layers to resemble actual donuts.

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I used the tiny hearts from the die set to create heart sprinkles on one of the donuts. Then used my sprinkle embellishments from my stash to create the rainbow and chocolate sprinkles for the other donuts.  

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With my Double Stitched Rectangle Frames die, I created the card fronts for both cards using some white and brown card stock from my stash. I used the Double Stitched Tag Frames die set to create my tag base. The Double Stitched Rectangle frame die set is perfect for making stitched card front layers for your cards and one of my favorite dies I turned to with almost every project. Next, I sponged on some antique linen distress oxide ink onto my square and rectangle white card stock pieces to create the appearance of cream card stock. 

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I then adhered my donut die cuts onto of the inked layers layers with some liquid glue. A few donuts on both the card and tag were popped up with 3M foam tape. Glossy accents were use on the icing layers of the donuts for some added dimension and shine. 

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For the sentiments on the cards, I die cut the "donut" word outline from black card stock. Next, I cut the individual letters that spell donut, from a strip of white card stock and placed them onto of the black outline piece. I sponged each of the letters with antique linen distress oxide ink to make the letters appear cream. Next I stamped coordinating sentiments from the Donut What I'd do stamp set. The sentiment "You Are the Icing To My" was stamped in Versafine Onxy black ink while the sentiments "Forget You Are Awesome" and "Sprinkled With Love" were stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

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I added a smaller white tag from the Heart Tag Trio die set to my tag as an extra embellishment. I backed the mini heart tag with a piece of pink card stock to fill in the heart shape. I cut fishtails to both ends of the sentiment banner strip and popped the entire sentiment up on foam tape. Then punched a whole at the top of my tag to add the embellishment and string.

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I really like how each of the projects came out. I hope you've enjoyed today's project share and found some inspiration to make your own set of donut cards and tags. Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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01/24/2020

Fri 24

Valentine Tag Cards
by Nancy Penir

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Valentine Poppy Greetings friends! I have a post full of Love today, using some of the latest Poppystamps release. Better have a cuppa with you, I just couldn't stop once I got started! Come take a look.

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First, created my pattern Cardstock with Memory Box's new Drifting Hearts Stencil. A few with Distress Ink,

and a few with embossing paste.

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To add color, I mixed a few drops of re-inker to my Mat Gel Medium. Also I lightly sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie Spray. It's slightly sticky and holds the stencil in place and prevents the gel from spreading beyond the holes.

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When the mat gel was dry, I cut out my tags. The Stitched Tunnel Tags has several sizes to choose from. I used the largest and also the 3rd largest. This is a photo of all the pieces I used on my 4 tags. 

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The 3 layers of tags aren't glued together, just free to move. this one has some Valentine Washi on the bottom.

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All tags have a 3rd piece of white card stock cut from the largest tag die, so I can write my message as I would

inside a card. 

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The red tag on this one is stamped with one of the images from Valentine's Fun, one of Poppy's new stamp sets.

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This tag was stamped with Poppy's Picnic Plaid. 

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All have matching envelopes and glitter heart seals. To create the address label, I die cut smaller tag, turned it, and cut the bottom again for a mask, then stenciled on the hearts. Also added a bit of red shadow around the mask. I ran the die cut heart through my Xyron sticker maker, creating a seal for the back flap.

The tag/card measures 3 x 5 1/4" and fits perfectly in an A2 envelope.

Hope you're inspired to try a tag/card. It's the perfect Valentine for those special people in your life!

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12/23/2019

Mon 23

Poinsettia Card.
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends!

With just two short days till Christmas I wanted to share with all of you a last minute holiday card I made using the Blooming Poinsettia Die set and Merry Christmas Flourish.

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These two dies are a match made in heaven. They coordinate so well together and create such a beautiful focal image for my card. To expand the length of the flourish for my card, I simply cut the off the sentiment and use the two remaining flourish pieces as the background to my card.  

I placed one piece of the flourish above the poinsettias and the second piece below to create the illusion that the flourish is one continuous die cut. There is so much versatility with the Merry Christmas flourish which allows this die to be used all year round. 

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I fell so much in love with the Blooming Poinsettia die set that once I made my cute gift tags last month, I had to create a coordinated holiday card.

What I love most about this die are the beautiful details on the petals and leaves. This die cuts out such cute line details that the Poinsettias just jumps right out at you. I also like that the die is large enough to create a focal point on a tag using the Poppystamps Double Stitched Tag Frames. But the best part about this die is that is also small enough to cluster together onto the front of a card.

Here is a recap photo of the Poinsettia gift tag I created last month. 

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If you like matching cards and gift tags, then I hope today's project inspires you to create some handmade cuties just like these. Both the card and the gift tag come together quickly, and are very easy to make. You can easily mass produce this card and gift tag to accompany your holiday gifts. To complete today's card, I used the warmest wishes sentiment from the Flower Garden stamp set and added some glitter gold stickles to the center of my poinsettia's. 

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Thank you all for joining me today. Happy Holidays everyone!

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12/20/2019

Fri 20

Quick Tag
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters, Sue here with a quick and simple tag for your last minute holiday preparations. At this point of the month I'm done making Christmas cards and am focused on making tags to add to all my Christmas gifts and I want the tags to be quick and easy to make because it is a busy time of the year! 

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I started off my choosing a patterned paper from the Memory Box Dashing Holiday Paper Pad, my coloured card stock and glitter paper. No inking today to make the tag building go quicker. Choosing patterned paper adds visual interest and glitter paper adds texture. A time saver.

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To create a glow behind the windows of the townhouse I placed the die cut house on some scrap yellow card stock, traced around it and cut along the inside of the lines. I swiped a shimmer pen across the paper to add sparkle and adhered it to the back of the townhouse.

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After assembling my tag I stamped the sentiment with black ink and die cut the word Joy.

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To make the tag extra festive I added a couple of bells along with ribbon and twine.

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I hope this inspires you to make your own Christmas tags, they add an extra special touch to the gifts you give friends and loved ones.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone and see you in January!

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11/20/2019

Wed 20

Challenge Reminder: Fall Frolic
by Candice Crawford

 

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Hi Crafty Friends, 

Candice here reminding you there is still time to participate in this month's blog challenge. Poppystamps blog challenges are fun and so easy to participate. When you link up a project to our challenge you are automatically entered to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.  You dont have to have a blog to link your design - you can link to Instagram, Flickr or any other on line gallery. This month's challenge link ends November 28. 

For a bit of inspiration with the challenge, I created this cute tag treat holder that can be used at your holiday place setting or gifted to your hostess at Thanksgiving. This treat holder is so easy to make and can be stuffed with candy or a homemade treat.  

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To make this project, start by die cutting a tag from the largest tag from the double stitched tag frames set in some kraft cardstock. Remember to keep your tag and tag frame together as one piece. Next die cut a strip of leaves from the maple leaf side strips and stencil set from white cardstock. Separate the leaves from the strip by cutting them with your scissors. Next color the leaves with your distress oxide inks in festive berries, carved pumpkin, spiced marmalade, old olive and peeled paint to create the image of fall leaves. 

Set your tag and leaves aside, so you have space to create the treat holder. Cut a piece of coordinating kraft cardstock to 5 1/2 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide. For the sake of my tutorial I am using white cardstock to display the instructions. 

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Next score your paper on the 5 1/2inch side at 1/4, 1, 4 1/2 and 5. Then on the 2 3/4 inch side, score the paper at 2 1/4.

 

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Next with a pair scissors cut off the two end squares along the score lines. With the two remaining squares, snip only the top portion of the two remaining squares on the score line so that it can be folded inward and attached to the bottom flap. 

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Next, while your paper is still flat, stamp your sentiment or greeting. I used the sentiment So very Thankful from the Autumn leaves stamp set. On the opposite side of the paper from your stamped image, fold all of your score lines to form an open box shape. Use either a strip of 1/4 inch score tape or 2 strips of 1/8 inch score tap on each of your folded flaps. Assemble the bottom portion of the box together first with the score tape.

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Now attach the open box to your tag using the score tape placed along the side flaps. Adhere your colored leaves to your box. Next fill your tag treat holder with candy, homemade baked goods, a gift card or whatever you little heart desires. The recipient will just love this adorable little holder as well as the gift. I filled my treat holder with a few Twix mini candy bars. My absolute favorite! 

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I hope today's project gave you a bit a of inspiration to participate in this month's challenge. Thanks for joining me today and Happy Thanksgiving! 

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11/15/2019

Fri 15

Merry Christmas Tag
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello friends, Marybeth here today sharing a Christmas tag. As you can see below this beautiful: Poppystamps  Merry Christmas Flourish die is gorgeous on its own! I wanted to show you how it can be altered a bit, very simply.

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Since I wanted to add holly to the Christmas tag I decided to snip off the flourish part of the die, simply by cutting it off in a few places. I will also be making a few tags that are red and white without patterned paper and only the greeting.  This Merry Christmas die can fill up the whole large tag and still make a beautiful tag that can be mass produced, easily.

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I used the beautiful 6x6 paper pack from Memorybox. I turned my die so the plaid would be at an angle as shown in the photo above.

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I also used Double Stitch Tag dies form Poppystamps and the Holly Outline die. I love adding bells to most of my tags at Christmas. Kinda lets me know when someone might be taking a peek :)

For this tag I used the largest tag die my tag is about 3.5 by 5.3

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Hope you have fun creating what ever you like to make. Thanks for the visit today!

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10/13/2019

Sun 13

Colorful Leaf Tag
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today!  I'm always looking for little ways to make the everyday ordinary something special.   As the weather turns cooler, my mind is turning to baking.   I've stocked up on pecans and walnuts so let the baking begin.   My favorite way to dress up a home baked gift for my folks or the neighbors is with a pretty tag!
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This tag is packed with colorful leaves and a simple sweet "thank you" in gold glitter paper.   Here's how I made it! 
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Last vacation I brought a stack of watercolor paper and some paints with me.  I made lots of colorful panels that have been waiting to be used.  I cut panels of pink, green, orange, yellow and purple with the new Autumn Leaf and Maple Trio craft dies.
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I thought the color was a little flat when I was done (See above) so I added distress ink to the edges of the die cuts.  This really made them pop and added some depth to the color. 
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Now to assemble the tag.  I cut the Double Stitch Tag from white card stock.  Next I cut the Doodle Thank you from white card stock.  I trimmed it to fit the width of the tag, and then cut a slightly larger panel of gold glitter paper.  I stacked the two panels so the gold glitter paper peeks through the die cut window opening.   I adhered the sentiment panel to the tag with adhesive foam tape so it pops up.  All the colorful leaves are tucked under the raised sentiment.   The finishing touch is a sprinkle of gold jewels and some gold twine.
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I can't wait to start baking and dress up the packages.  They'll be beautiful on the outside, and yummy on the inside!

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09/24/2019

Tue 24

Holiday/ Winter Blog Blitz - Christmas Tag
by Candice Crawford

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Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are enjoying your day and our wonderful blog blitz! Today's project  is a quick and easy tag showcasing items from our September release. For those of you who like to get a jump start on Christmas, this clean and simple tag can easily be massed produced for your Holiday gift packaging.

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To get started, you will need the second to largest tag frame from the Double Stitch Tag Frames along with our new Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup and Magical Cauldron dies.

First I die cut the Tag and frame from a piece of Kraft card stock using my Gemni Junior die cutting machine. With the tag die cut, I placed the cauldron die in the center of the cards stock ensuring the steam was placed near the top of the tag. I then die cut cauldron from the tag.  

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Next I  took the Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup die and cut the cup twice; once from a white piece of card stock and then again from a chocolate piece of card stock. With some scissors I cut the warm wishes sentiment from each of the cups.  With my distress ink blending tool, I color the white cup die cut with some candied apple distress oxide ink and colored the white warm wishes sentiment with mowed lawn distress oxide ink. 

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Next I adhered the green colored sentiment onto my candied colored cup with some 3M foam tape. I then outlined the  sentiment with my black micron pen to make the sentiment pop. To assemble the tag, I placed the tag frame and tag onto a piece of white card stock with some liquid glue and trimmed the edges with my scissors. 

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I then adhered the cup onto the tag right over the die cut caldron with some 3M foam tape. Don't you just love how the  cup looks as though it has steam coming from it. Next I took the brown warm wishes die cut and placed that onto of the tag just above the cup with some foam tape. To embellish the cup with the appearance of whip cream, I took my Marvy snow marker and brushed some white ink over the sentiment.  Then I heated the ink with my heat gun to make it puff up like whip cream.   

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For the finishing touches on the tag, I whole punched a circle at the top of the tag and added some lime green ribbon and christmas theme twine from my stash. I really liked how this tag turned out and how quickly it all came together. 

Thanks for joining me today for this quick and easy Christmas tag. I hope you were inspired to create one or two for yourself. 

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And now for your chance to win the warm wishes gift card cup. 

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. 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. 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 October 2nd to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4th.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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 October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4th.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  

 

08/01/2019

Thu 01

PSC#59 - ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wi 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 last month's challenge Animal Kingdom is libellule_craft

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

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!

08-19 copyPSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card!   August is back to school time here in the states and if you have a youngster in school this is the time when lots of correspondence is going back and forth.  A card is a great way to let your favorite teacher know what a great job their doing or to encourage your youngster to give the new school year all their best.   No kiddos in your home?  Thats ok - make an ABC project - that means Anything BUT a Card.  That could be a tag, scrapbook layout, home decor etc.  Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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! 

05/06/2019

Mon 06

Donut You Forget
by Nancy Penir

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I have a card for you that's going to a young boy today. Sometimes it can be hard to create something for the young ones in our lives. Hopefully this will help give you some ideas.

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I picked a Poppystamp die that I could cut several colors from, and saved the little donut holes. They looked so festive!

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The finished card is a combination of color and elements my little guy loves (who doesn't love donuts?)

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Here's a sideview of the popups. 

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I had a few leftover donuts, so I added them to the inside. 

Hope you got some ideas for you next child card.  And hope your week is extra crafty!

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