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7 posts categorized "Thinking of You"

Thinking of You
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello crafty friends! Marybeth here today with a : Thinking of you card , almost anyone would love a thinking of you card during these difficult and crazy times.

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I used memoryBox : Birthday Rose Corner stamp and die set  for my card. I placed the large stamp as shown above . After I stamped my image I placed  the die on the image as shown below.  This was going to be the top of my card and last minute I placed it on the lower portion of my card.

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I cut two layers one of the image above and one of craft foam to give the rose dimension.

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I used  Zig brush pens to color in the image but didn't want to use water so I first colored little sections at a time with the shimmer pen then blended the color on top, love how it turned out and I didn't use watercolor cardstock.


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The base panel  is patterned paper from memory Box , I used the striped paper. The sentiment is from Poppystamps called : Friendship and Kindness.

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Thank you for the visit today. Hope you find some time to craft this weekend.

 I just have to say thank you to PATRICIA HOWARTH for always leaving such kind and thoughtful comments on ... my /our...  Poppystamps post. Your kindness is heartwarming. ( maybe its your job :) thank you and all who take the time to comment. ( I know I am the worst at leaving comments on blogs, but a bit better on Instagram

God bless and take care.

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Happy Memories
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! I have a card to share with you using a wonderful sentiment stamp set Poppystamps recently released. I've paired my card's sentiment with a few new stencils too.

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Stencils are a super quick way to set your cards up for maximum sentiment showcase.  I used Poppystamps' Romantic Blooms stencil, but only on the corners of my A2 sized card. You'll notice I applied my ink in several colors with a small sponge dauber, blending and fading outward from the center of the blooms.

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I chose the sentiment 'Thinking of You' from Friendship and Kindness. This set has multiple sentiments, great for the inside of cards as well. By taping part of the words, you can use 2 colors, which is just what I did.

Happy is embossed in rose gold, while the rest of the sentiment is stamped, all by alternately taping and stamping.

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You can see the embossed Happy, and the rest of the sentiment in this photo.

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Notice how the stenciling fades around the greeting, allowing the words to be the stand out.

You can also add stenciling to your envelope flaps. An elegant touch of personalization for your cards!

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Aside for the sequins, it's a one layer mailer. I think the best cards to send! 

Hope you found some inspiration today, and possibly a new way or two to use the new fabulous stencils in the shop! Stay well, friends!

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Bleaching Cardstock
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Friends! I have a pair of square cards for you today. 

Crafting cards during Shelter in Place is such a wonderful way to let creativity bloom. I haven't done a square card in forever, and because I wanted to showcase the Adriana Square Frame, it seemed a fun, not often done choice.

My card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2". And I cut my Adriana frame from colored card stock. Then comes the fun...

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I 'painted' certain elements of the die cut with bleach. Within seconds you can watch the color lift. It's always a surprise to see what color emerges. Note: (Extra care and caution using bleach)

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I doubled the die cut frames, turned it to form a diamond shape, and embossed my sentiment on vellum. You can see the back of the assembled frame, and the sentiment in the window. I also added foam to pop up the frame.

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The final die cut element is added to some MB designer paper (listed below), and I cut a frame from the new Washi tape to place on the frame window.

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Lots of time to do several of these frames, and play with the bleach technique, so I created the same layout with different colors for a second card.

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With this card I added color to the berries with copics.

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I made envelopes to accommodate the 5 1/2" card size with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch guide, something I use often with non normal sized cards.

Hope you enjoyed a bit of fun with the bleach technique, and are willing to give it a try. Another tip for you: Not all cardstock reacts to bleach. Most darker colors really react and contrast. I was surprised to see the melon turn to pale yellow.

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So glad you stopped by today,  and hope you're enjoying some of the time as we all stay safe. Be well, friends!

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Spring Blog Blitz Giveaway
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello there dear crafty friends and family ! We are so blessed to enjoy this craft of ours and now most of us have lots of time to play. I hope you have fun the next few days looking at all the new products!

 Its Blog Blitz time where Dave is giving away new products each day! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this beautiful Raining Frame die new from Poppystamps .

 

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I cut the outer edge of patterned paper from memory box called : Cottage Meadow then added some foam tape and adhered to the new panel.

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I placed my panel over the new paper from Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad, all linked below. I stamped the sentiment using : Birch Press Design : You are Awesome.

 

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I think of this die as almost a plate and a die. Its perfect for your front panels no extra cutting needed.

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You can see how beautiful this plate/ die looks. I love it!

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If you would like to have a chance to win this beautiful Poppystamps : Raining Frame Die all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

 

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . 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 April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

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 April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by random numb
er generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make us SMILE! ( copied from Jeanne)

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Thank you and take care.

Let not your heart be troubled ( John  14:1)

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Thinking of You
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! I'm very anxious for spring to arrive so I decided to make spring card for you using soft colours with some of the new Poppystamps release!

I started by die cutting the Soaring Tree Frame from 3 layers of white card stock and 1 layer of linen card stock.

I chose some colours from the new Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots Paper Pad and cut them into thin strips and adhered them to a white panel that is slightly smaller than the Tree Frame then I attached the Tree Frame onto the dotted panel.

For the card base I picked a design from the new Springtime Bouquet Paper Pad. This skyburst pattern is so fun!

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Have you seen the new Poetic Uppercase Alphabet die? It will die cut the entire alphabet in one pass, with 3-4 die cuts of each letter, so you can create your own sentiments! Love this because they are a nice size for putting together longer sentiments, phrases or for customizing cards or scrapbook pages with names and places. There is also a die that die cuts lowercase letters.

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My Thinking of You sentiment is from the letters in this die and I used it vertically for a different look.

I finished off my card by adding a few butterflies from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. The colours are so soft and sparkly in this paper pad, the camera just doesn't do it justice!

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Thank  you so much for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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Stencil techniques
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Spring is getting closer by the minute and I'm loving the new stencils from the spring release, so once I got started I just couldn't stop myself. I absolutely LOVE stencils, they can be used in so many different ways and today I'm sharing a couple of different techniques. 
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Let's start easy, however a bit untraditionally. Here I'm using the Chrysanthemum stencil with just one ink on patterned paper. 
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The Whittle cutie rabbit is also cut from patterned paper, and to add a little sparkle I also cut it from glitter paper and offset it behind the patterned paper.

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For the next card I switched to white cardstock and 5 colors of ink with the Romantic Blooms stencil.
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I first masked off the leaves. Then, starting from the centre of the flower, using a soft yellow, light and dark pink to create depth. I did the same for the leaves while masking off the flowers. I'm not fancy so I simply use Post It's that I tear to fit the needed area.
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I just love the soft blended look of this, so all I did was add a sentiment courtesy of Birch Press Designs. And I love the tiny cuts in these label sets that allow for a small ribbon to go through. So romantic. I backed the panel and label with pink glitter paper. Just look at all that sparkle. LOVE! 

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This card features my favorite stencil technique. It's really easy to do and if you use a glitter embossing powder, like I did here, all you really need to add is a sentiment. I cut the Friend folksy script die from black cardstock 3 times and layered it. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Birch Press Designs.
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I'm using the Bright Blossoms stencil. I go over the stencil with a nice thick coat of texture paste. Once the stencil is removed (and cleaned) I add my embossing powder. You then want to set it aside and let it dry completely before heat setting it. Depending on the amount of glitter in your powder you may want to let it dry before removing any excess powder as well. You'll be left with a beautiful textured, and in my case very glittery, impression of your stencil. 

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On this card I'm using the gorgeous Birch Press Designs Midnight Mandala stencil with texture paste and watercolor powders.

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I recommend spraying your stencil with temporary adhesive. And even then I still get a little bleeding. But I love the shiny textured look.
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I die cut the border and hugs heart from white cardstock and the heart from glitter paper as well. The white heart was used to back the glitter paper and then I popped it up with craft foam for dimension.
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For my final card I'm using the Memory Box Leafy Jumble stencil for partial stenciling with gold glimmer paste on patterned paper.
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I wanted to use a dark paper and white cardstock for die cutting, and I felt this whimsical glittery textured surface would just break the pattern.
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I cut out the wheelbarrow 3 times and layered them for sturdiness before popping it up with craft foam. I cut 2 branches of the floral cluster and placed them on the patterned paper. I also cut out the tiny flowers from soft pink and orange glitter paper and added them to the branches. I finished off the flowers with a drop of Fairy Sugar in matching colors. Sentiment label is also popped up.

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So there you have them. Thank you for sticking around 'til the end, I really hope I've inspired you. Let me know which technique is your favorite and if there's a technique you'd like me to give more details to in the future. Have a great day, and happy crafting!

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