37 posts categorized "Video"

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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11/21/2018

Wed 21

Challenge Reminder: Autumn Shaker Card
by Nadine Carlier

Fall Shaker Card by Nadine Carlier

Hello, Nadine here today! Have you entered the Poppystamps Happy Harvest challenge yet this month? It's not too late, you still have until Nov. 28th to enter.
For my inspiration for the challenge, I made an off the edge Autumn shaker card.

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The Give Thanks Brushed die was the perfect sentiment for this card, topped off with some Rinea Foiled Paper.

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I used the Whittle Maple Leaf and Whittle Oak Leaf dies for shaker windows and created a water brush effect using some ink and metallic color spray for the background.

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Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my shaker card.... 

The rules are simple and you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! For all the details click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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11/17/2018

Sat 17

Tag Shaped Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

Christmas Tag Card by Nadine Carlier for Poppystamps

Hello, crafty friends! Nadine here again and today I am sharing a tag shaped Christmas card, it looks like a tag but opens just like a card.  Cards don't always have to be the standard shapes! 

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The Mod Poinsettia dies creates beautiful multicolored layered flowers. I used Rinea Foiled Paper altering red and gold.


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Don't you just love all the shimmer and glitter on this card? 


Christmas Tag Card 2

To see how I created my tag shaped card, watch my video below.....

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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11/10/2018

Sat 10

Gnome Santa Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi Poppystamps friends,

Today's Holiday project is all about stretching your dies and creating something different from what they were meant to do. I am going to use a Christmas tree, a candy corn and a mushroom cap to build up a gnome-like Santa. 

This project is a lot of fun to make and if you want to know how to create it step by step you can find a video tutorial down below this post!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great time preparing for Holidays!

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Gnome Santa Tags 2

 

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10/19/2018

Fri 19

Blog Blitz featuring Whittle Deer
by Olga

Hi there and welcome to another day of Blog Blitz. This time I am featuring and GIVING AWAY the super cute Whittle Deer Craft Die:

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For a chance to win this die simply leave your comment below by October 23. The winner will be announced here on Poppystamps Blog on October 24!

I have created a set of three shaker tags featuring the dies from Whittle series - they coordinate really well with the stitching on tags. Here are some close ups:

Winter Woodland Shaker Tags 1

Winter Woodland Shaker Tags 2

 If you would like to know how I made all those tags watch the video tutorial below:

Thank you for visiting! Don't forget to leave your comments to other posts of this Blog Blitz as each of them has its own giveaway!

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09/30/2018

Sun 30

Fall Shaker Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi, hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 

Today I am celebrating my favorite season (fall!) with a set of three shaker tags. And of course, I've used some yellow and gold for this project. Some of the images are placed inside the tags while others (the branches) are attached on top of acetate window. 

It might seem a bit complicated but once you have all the die cuts ready to go putting the tags together is pretty easy!

Fall Shaker Tags 1

Fall Shaker Tags 2

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Fall to everyone!

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09/24/2018

Mon 24

See-Through Booklet Card
by Olga

Hi, I hope you are having a great day!
 
Today's project is going to be a standard A2 size card but with some unusual features. This card works as a booklet or mini album where you can add 2'' x 3'' pictures, journaling or greetings. 

There is also a wide sparkling snowflake frame around the booklet part and that one is completely see-through. Although it's so intricate the card feels nice and sturdy in your hands because of multiple layers of thick cardstock.

Want to know how to make it step by step? Scroll down for some close up photos and beginning to end video instructions!

Booklet Card 1

Booklet Card 2

Take care and see you soon!
 
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09/19/2018

Wed 19

Anything Goes Challenge Reminder
by Olga Direktorenko

I love tags. Yes, I do. There is something so charming and magnetic about this piece of paper dangling on a string. But there are more things that tags can do besides dangling. Today I am going to use a tag die 2 3/4'' x 4 1/2'' to create a scrapbook.

Have you already entered Poppystamps September challenge? C'mon, it's ANYTHING GOES, just use at least one Poppy stamp or die on your project to enter the prize drawing! 


This little album is really easy to put together and its structure allows you to add pictures (it can hold up to 10 of them!) as well as some bulky embellishments inside (paper flowers, chipboards, brads, stickers etc.)

Watch the step by step video tutorial below for step by step instructions!

Tag Mini Album 1

Tag Mini Album 2

Tag Mini Album 3

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous week!

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09/15/2018

Sat 15

Inky Oxide Cards
By Dave Brethauer

Hello everybody! I'm back today with a video and fun giveaway!

I've been spending a lot of time working with our holiday collection over the last month and created a video using stamps from our Poppystamps line. I combined these with Oxide Inks and wanted to share a few ideas with you today!

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If you ever had trouble blending ink onto backgrounds for handmade cards, you won't have any trouble with Distress Oxide ink! I've created a collection of cards using some easy blending techniques that will make your handmade creations come alive.

To view this video in HD click here

Throughout the series of cards today, I have used two great stamp sets - the CL466 Poinsettia Delights and the CL468 Mistletoe and Holly - since they work well with each other. The stitching detail on both sets allows you to create seamless background and borders.

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For this first card, I used Distress Oxide ink in Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn (with a touch of Crushed Olive). The red and green combine to create little clouds of color on the card - and I just aimed for the red areas when I stamped the poinsettias. In the video, you can see how I touched up some of the leaves with an easy painting technique with Distress Oxides.

Hint - don't worry too much about the areas where the red and green overlap! Red and green don't necessarily want to blend - but once you are done creating the card, the overlap makes the background more interesting!

The Poppystamps 2111 Merry Outline die coordinates well with a lot of the sayings from the CL465 Merry Everything Clear Stamp Set - so I combined these to make a complete sentiment on the front of the card. The 2111 Merry Outline die actually has two pieces - one cuts out the letters in "merry" and the other cuts out the outline - so I cut the letters out of White Glitter Cardstock and then glued them onto the outline, which I had cut out from a piece of vellum. You can sort of see through the vellum and it's a neat effect! 

After positioning the "merry" in the center of the card, I added "and bright" (made from the CL465 set - embossed in white embossing powder onto bright red cardstock).

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Another great use of the outline for the merry die is to create a window on the front of your card!

You can see through, just a little bit, to the inside - a peek of what's to come when you open the card.

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Once you open the card, the inside is revealed! The background of Distress Oxide ink - Crushed Olive, Broken China - creates a bright blend of colors beneath images from the Poinsettia Delights and the Mistletoe and Holly set.

I stamped and embossed the images around the edges because leaving some room in the middle helps the "merry" stand out a bit. 

Since the background was a blend of greens, I cut the "merry" out of a bright red cardstock, so that things would look really festive!

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I then added some more words to complete the sentiment. I was careful to position these so that they wouldn't show through the opening on the front of the card - that way the recipient gets a nice message when they open it up. "Have yourself a" and "little Christmas" are from the CL465 Merry Everything set.

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Since the Distress oxide ink is reactive with water you can play around a little bit with a wet paintbrush to create some interesting effects on the stamped images. I added water to the paper inside the leaves and berries and you can see that the color of these images changes when water is painted on it - lightening up and even shifting the color a little bit. This soft look is even better in person! 

Notice on the berries - the paper was originally green under the berries, but shifted to a light aqua color when the ink was painted with water. It is so cool!

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I really loved the look of using the outline to create a window on the front of the card, so I created a similar composition with the 2112 Joy Outline. I simply cut out a window using the outline on the front ("Wishing you" is from the CL465 Merry Everything Stamp Set and hearts are stamped from the CL467 Tidings of Joy Stamp Set) and then I added a few sequins - nice and simple.

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It is enough of a composition that you could just write a message inside, but I decided to be a little creative ...

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...so that when you open it you see an ombre pink background and a medley of holiday greenery at the top.

I created the soft background with Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar - after I blended these together, I let it dry a bit (I waited about a 1/2 hour) and then I stamped and embossed poinsettias, leaves and berries from the two stamp sets that I had been working with.

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I left the bottom portion unstamped, so that the "joy" would be floating down at the bottom.

I chose a bright pink cardstock for the letters - it coordinates with the soft pink background, but it really stands out!

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Of course the Joy outline works well on the front of a card too!

For this card idea, I blended Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry Oxide inks on some cardstock and then embossed some poinsettias on opposite corners - which left a space in the middle for the Joy.

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I wanted the "joy" to really stand out - so some white glitter cardstock for the joy outline was just perfect.

I painted some of the poinsettia in with Candied Apple Oxide ink - so that the leaf petals would appear red even over the pink areas (more of that in the video). I just applied some Candied Apple to a piece of plastic, then picked up the ink with a wet brush and painted normally onto the cardstock. It is a breeze and the red stands out nicely against the pink background.

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The last card was another variation of Oxide Ink backgrounds - and I filled the card with mistletoe and holly images from the CL468 Mistletoe and Holly stamp set.

I sponged the cardstock with the greens that I had been using (and a little Broken China in the center), then embossed the images in white. I added a little water to the leaves here and there, to create a little bit of glow. I wasn't too careful - I wanted the color to blur a little.

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I couldn't resist filling in all of those berries with some red glitter glue - and it sure did turn out nice against the green background!

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Couldn't you see this done in shades of gray with clear glitter glue - or in shades of blue with turquoise glitter glue?

I hope you got a few ideas from the video - whether you are blending backgrounds with Oxide inks or painting with them, you'll have a lot of fun using them! And these bold joy and merry dies, along with the coordinating stamp sets that go with them, will help you create lots of cards because they are so versatile!

Want to win some dies? Please tell me about a merry or joyful crafting memory! Just leave a comment on the Youtube video for a chance to win the Joy Outline die and Merry Outline die! (Leave a comment by September 20, 2018 midnight PST.) The winner will be announce on Friday September 21 on the blog!

As an example - here's my joyful crafting memory:

Making homemade candles with my Grammie - we had saved a couple dozen milk cartons and cans for the molds and filled them with melted wax one afternoon in her kitchen, then gave them as gifts to friends. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

08/31/2018

Fri 31

Cozy Halloween Frame
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello and welcome back!

The time has come for the first Halloween project this year. I love the idea of cute and cozy Halloween rather than super spooky one (some things do scare me a lot!). So this is what I came up with - dark and mysterious but very warm, cozy and sweet.

To create this mini wall hanging I have used some Poppystamps dies along with some mixed media products like cork sheets and crackle glaze. Watch the video tutorial below for step by step instructions!

Cozy Halloween Frame 1

Cozy Halloween Frame 2

I hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful weekend!

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