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45 posts categorized "Thinking of You"

Corner Shop Pop-Up Easel Card
by Birgit Norton

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I would love to live in a world where the streets are lined with darling shops like this!  Wouldn't you?  Birgit here with you today sharing a pop-up easel card using Corner Shoppe Pop-up Easel Set as well as coordinating die sets from the latest release.  Let's jump right in to the details!

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To begin with, I cut the pop-up die panel out of 80# white cardstock and folded on both of the score lines, to create the easel part of the card.

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Next, cut one card front panel and adhere it to the small flap of the easel, using a strong double sided tape or liquid glue.  Now, let the fun begin!  Let's build the shop.

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I cut the store front out of a piece of blue cardstock from the 6x6 Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock.  I love the weight and thickness of this cardstock and it cuts like butter using Poppystamps dies.  

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I cut the detail pieces of the shop out of white cardstock and added color using Distress inks and blending brushes.  A helpful tip:  keep your cardstock pieces inside the dies, to use them as stencils.  Poppystamps is brilliant in their designs!  

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Next, I cut elements from Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles and colored them using my copic markers.  I then arranged all of the planters using liquid glue. 

IMG_6776Now it's time to decorate the shop!  

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A card like this deserves special attention on the inside, so I added a piece of decorative paper from my scrap bin and cut a white cardstock square to give the easel something to rest against to hold the easel open.  For a finishing touch, I added the window box from the set.  It adds a nice detail but leaves plenty of space for me to personalize this beautiful card.  

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Here's a pictures that shows the completed easel card in action.

IMG_6774I had so much fun building this flower shop easel card!  I hope you'll give it a try!

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Sunrise Butterflies
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_8 (2)Hi Crafty Friends,
Spring is on it's way and hopefully that means beautiful butterflies everywhere (however, since I'm in the Midwest it's probably going to be more cicadas than butterflies BOO!). This orange delight features Poppy Stamps Nordic Fanfare Butterfly and Nordic Lacey Plate.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Are you getting the 17 year or 13 year cicadas this year?
A: Me? YES! We are supposed to be where they overlap so TRILLIONS

Final_1 (3)I started my card by by putting together the butterflies. I layered three different shades of orange from the Sunrise 6x6 Paper Pad for the main Nordic Fanfare Butterfly and then two layers for the small butterflies.  Next, I mounted the Nordic Lacey Plate on a light shade of orange and framed it on glitter paper from the Poppy Stamps Majestic Hues 6x6 Paper Pad. Finally, I add the Thinking of You Banner Sentiment from the Sentimental Banners Stamp & Die Set.

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Spring Blooms
by Tricia Barber

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Hello!  I am so happy it is Spring!  I love the warm weather, planting flowers and pops of color everywhere!  Thinking of planting flowers is what inspired my card today.  I used the Nordic Flower Heads and Nordic Flower Pots and Stems dies to create a trio of bright and cheery flower pots!   I die cut the flowers and pots from several different colors of cardstock using Memory Box 6x6 pads and layered them together with some foam adhesive. 

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I used some Distress Oxide ink to darken my pots to look more like clay pots adding with a detail ink blender brush.  I had die cut the leaves and stems from different colors of green cardstock.  I mixed up the colors as I built my stems.  The background panel was die cut with the Cortina Pinpoint Plate.  I love all the details that this die adds to a card panel.   Poppystamps has the best details in their dies! 

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The sentiment was stamped and die cut with the Spring Banner craft die - this comes with the stamps and banner dies.   To finish off my card, I added some jute twine tied to the top.   I hope you have a wonderful day!   

 

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Sending Hugs to You
by Tricia Barber

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Happy Friday!  It's Tricia here today to share a simple Sending Hugs card.  I started with some plaid cardstock using the Memory Box Poinsettia Plaid pad and covered my full card base. I created a focal point on my card with the Whittle Wood Picture Frames die.   I die cut the Whittle Wood Picture Frame twice from dark brown cardstock and once from white cardstock and layered the frames and used the white center to fill the frame in.  I used the Spring Fairy Jewels to add around the frame like little flowers.   

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I adore the Whittle's dies, they are so cute!  I love this little mouse and die cut from grey cardstock and added some details with my Copic marker and white gel pen.  I added the little mouse to a framed focal point using the Whittle Wood Picture Frames. 

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I foiled a sentiment using the Foil & Cut Modest Greetings 1 set.  I layered the sentiment several times to give it the same dimension as the frame.  Such a simple but cute card!   Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  

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Winter Greetings
by Tricia Barber

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Hello!  I am sharing a wintery greeting todeay using the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit along with the Scalloped Stitch Frames.  I used a combination of ink blending and Copic coloring to color up my die cuts today.   I started by die cutting all the images from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit from white cardstock.  I then ink blended the trees with several different green and blue die inks. I used the negative die cut and left the images in the die cut panel and did some quick ink blending on top of the panel.  This really makes for some quick blending!   I then splattered all the trees with white paint and set them aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the images.  

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I did not have a plan yet for what I would use on my card panel so I decided to color all the deer using my Copic markers.  I used the same method as I had with the trees. I left each of the deer die cuts in the negative panel and did some quick Copic ink coloring with E30, E31, E33, E34 and E35.  I used R20 for the ears. I did a double layer of die cuts for the deer's head to add the antlers. I used foam tape to pop up the heads from the bodies.  This gave a little bit of dimension to the deer.  I ended up only using two of the deer images from the die set, saving the others to use for another project.  I used a thin brown Sharpie pen to outline each of the eyes. 

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For the card panel, I die cut the largest frame from the Scalloped Stitch Frames die.   I then ink blended with some light blue ink onto the main card base, careful not to go beyond the frame.  I popped up the frame on the card base. I added the trees and the deer bodies with some liquid adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped and die cut using the Christmas Banners stamp and die set.  I popped the red sentiment strip up with foam adhesive.   To finish off the card, I added some fairy jewels to the noses!  I think it turned out so cute!    

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A Clean and Simple, Quick and Easy, Die-Cuts Only Card
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti, and I have a very clean and very simple, quick and easy card for you today - all made with just die cuts, and no stamping whatsoever!

 

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I started off by cutting a plain white card stock using the 2588 Nordic Flourish Background Craft Die. I took some perfect pearls in the gold and perfect pearl color and made a solution out of them with water and sprinkled it all over the panel for some extra shimmer.

 

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I took one of the glitter papers from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad and cut it to 4.25 x 5.5". I glued the Nordic Flourish Background die cut to the glitter card stock.

 

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I had a leftover from my foiling spree last year from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies. I used the Thinking of You one. I used distress inks to ink blend over the sentiment in blue. The colors I chose did not quite match the glitter paper color, but I still liked it. What do you think?

 

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I guess I wasn't happy with the amount of glitter, so I decided to add additional sparkle using clear jewels, but you can't really see them. Either way, that was it!

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Thank you for visiting!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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