128 posts categorized "Tags"

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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02/11/2019

Mon 11

Mixed Media Heart
by Donna Peachey

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It didn't take me long to realise that I could have some Mixed Media fun with the Wavy Heart craft die. 

Corrugated card is one of my favourite things to use with Mixed Media work, so in today's post I'm combining the two.  And what's more, once you have the basic idea under your belt you can decorate it however you please.

Here's a 'how to' guide...

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Start by drawing around the actual die and cutting it out with scissors.  I've used a piece of scrap card packaging as I like the fact the a small bit of text will show on the finished design.

You may want this to have some degree of durability, so please add and glue together additional layers if you so wish.

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Next, grab your corrugated card stash.  As you can see, mine's in two different colour tones (you'll understand why shortly).

You will want to cut out this die twice.  Once with the pattern running top to bottom and once with it running left to right.

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It's mix and match time!

Take alternate strips off one die cut and swap them out with the pieces from the other.

Then glue into place on your hand cut die shape.  It's up to you whether you use one heart for the front and one for the back or keep the other for a separate project.

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Now to decorate Mixed Media style...   Don't forget to do the back if you've used both hearts for this project!

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Here's a visual guide to the supplies used to decorate...

Firstly, sponge on the brown inks.  I've used the lighter shade on the rows running left to right and darker for the rows running top to bottom.

Then add a layer of gilding wax focusing mainly on the outside edge of the heart.

Next it's paint splatter time.  Light blue first.  Once dry, add the white.

Only when completely dry...  add partial black images using this stamp from the Studio Blotter clear stamp set.

(Tip...  don't use a stamp tool or a stamp block for this.  Just hold the stamp in your hand and apply the stamp to the archival ink pad, then press down on to the heart using your fingers to add pressure.  This stops your corrugated heart from getting flattened).  

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You can choose whatever you like to decorate.  I'm using the Fresh Petals craft die along with a sentiment from the Little Kindness clear stamp set.

The fullest flower uses every petal from the die cut set.  Such versatility and such cute little flowers!

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Here's a close up of the fullest flower.  I've added a layer of varnish (from a spray can) to all three flowers.

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Decide on your layout, but before gluing the flowers and branch pieces into position add one final finishing touch - this small 'dotty' stamp from the Studio Blotter set.

Stamp it freehand just as you did with the other stamp, then glue everything into place and add the sentiment (which I've stamped with Memento 'Gray Flannel').

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Add a hole and some twine...  and you are finished!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Enjoy your day.

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02/02/2019

Sat 02

Thank You Card Set
by Nancy Penir

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February brings the hope of Spring, and I'm here today with some ideas for easy, fun stamping.

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I love doing cards in multiples, especially for giving gifts. A set of thank you cards (A1 size) is the perfect appreciation to give a friend. Or a neighbor who fed the cats while you were away?

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I selected one of my favorite Poppy stamp sets, Little Kindnesses, and a Poppy tag die, marking off the die, lightly with a pencil. Here's where the fun starts. Using my Misti, each card is placed and stamped one after another, in an assembly line. 

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Here's a look at all the elements before the card is assembled. Each tag is inked a different color, 6 total.

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I placed my tag in the Misti for placement of the bee trail as well.

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The large die cut flower is copic colored, coordinated with the tag, and adhered to the tag. If you look closely, you can see I glued only the center of the flower so I could curl up the petals slightly. Finishing touches include the script die cut and some Nuvo drops.

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Don't forget the envelopes! So easy to decorate them with the Misti too!

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Packaged together with a ribbon, a sweet way to say, 'thank you'. And great therapy for a cold winter's afternoon. How nice to have several of these sets on hand, ready to go.

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I hope this post today brought you a bit of Spring sunshine. And I hope you're feeling crafty, no matter the temp outside!

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12/13/2018

Thu 13

Tags and More Tags
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! It's crunch time at the Penir household. Plenty of goings on and shopping and wrapping, and cards are on their way. One thing I never have enough of is tags! So I put together some simple but festive tags for you today using the new Deco Star Frame. 

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I gathered all my supplies, especially some glitter paper and gold foil paper. I picked the Pinpoint Main Street Tags set and found it was the perfect size for my Deco Frame.

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I stuck to jewel tones on black glitter paper, but you could use anything glittery, also adding a second tag with an embossed sentiment in gold. If you keep scrolling down, you'll see I didn't waste a cut! I used most every die cut in different color combos.

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3 tags with left over frames in blue, red & green. This time dressed up with jewels and bells!

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One last tag with the white glitter frame on a bright pink glitter card stock. 

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And a last wish for all of you, Merry Christmas from me, and Poppystamps!

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11/29/2018

Thu 29

Holiday Place Cards
by Robin Tharaldson

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I'm not sure how many of you set your holiday table with place cards but my mom and grandmom ALWAYS had place cards! Hopefully it's not another  tradition falling by the wayside. I still use place cards; because I know not to have my Aunt sit next to a certain cousin...not going there!!! I made these super simple place cards using Poppystamps Double Stitch Tags, Tree Line Hill die and Memory Box Open Studio Pinpoint Scalloped Circles!

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I cut two, of the Pinpoint Scalloped Circles, from white card stock to create the base of my place card. The little piercings around the edge are so pretty!

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I added a little snow to the Tree Line Hill die cut using Simply White  Nuvo Crystal Drops; just needed a little something. I used the smallest of the Double Stitch Tags dies to create the name tag that slips behind the trees! I added the name using a thick white gel pen!

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Here's a side view to show you how the place card stands up; you could even put a few chocolates inside!!  The following video shows how to assemble the Holiday Place Card!!

 

I hope you give this simple project a try; I think it would look great using kraft card stock as the background for a more rustic feel!! Thanks for stopping by and check out the Poppystamps Blog for more holiday project ideas!

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11/25/2018

Sun 25

Holiday Shaker Gift Card Tag
by Robin Tharaldson

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Well it's official, the Holidays are here, whether we are ready for them or not!!  My super easy shaker tag is great for those last minute, I need a gift now situations!! I'm using the Double Stitch Tags set to create my gift card holder, which could double as a card base; you need to watch my video to see how the inside is put together!!

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For the shaker panel I used Simple Pinpoint Snowflake Frame, clear acetate and 1/8" foam strips from Darice! These tiny foam strips made this shaker go together FAST! No more cutting minute foam strips...

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My sentiment, from the Christmas Time stamp set, is inside and holds the gift card!!  The following video will show you just how easy this tag card is to make AND it fits into an A2 envelope!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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11/18/2018

Sun 18

Merry Christmas
by Marybeth Lopez


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Hello! Hope everyone is happy and well. Marybeth here today. I have a simpler card made with a Double Stitch Tag , Mistletoe and Holly stamp and die and Christmas Time stamp all from Poppystamps .

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Without worrying about being too perfect I lined up the largest tag die on a slant, then ran it through my big shot.

See below. Place top layer only to edge you want cut.

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I colored in the stamped holly with Copic Markers added a bit of white Nuvo Crystal Drops and some Nuvo Glitter Gloss brush pen, over the top of the green holly leaves.

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I added the white top layer onto the red card base and used some fun foam underneath . I adhered the cut dies then stamped the sentiment Merry Christmas.

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Hope you have a great week and a blessed day, today

Thank you for the visit and kind comments. 

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