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Seasons Change
by Janet Katz

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Happy fall, everyone! Cooler weather is just beginning to creep into central Texas and I’m here for it. For my first project as a new design team member, I wanted to design a slimline card, which typically measures 3.5” x 8.5” when folded. I started with the lovely Soaring Tree Frame cut from kraft cardstock. 

I used gold, burgundy, and rust cardstock with the Floral Cluster die, cutting off the tiny leaves on the edges and adhering them to the tree. Next, I die cut the adorable Pile of Pumpkins (I adore pumpkins!) from some deep orange cardstock.

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I knew I wanted a snowy background and the Snowspeckle Washi Tape worked perfectly. I’d never worked with washi tape this wide, and found it easiest to adhere the leading edge of the tape to my plastic table top and then unroll it. This way I could measure what I wanted and get a smooth application by just putting my cardstock onto the sticky side. 

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I used a medium blue cardstock and cut the washi-covered piece down to just fit behind the tree. I used the same blue for the card base. I used a plain circle die to create the green hill, and then I swiped Versamark ink on the tops of pumpkins, the hill, and in one area of the tree. I heat embossed with white embossing powder to give it the look of snow. I went over a few more branches with a white gel pen. 

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I adhered all these pieces together along with the washi-covered background, and then used my same fall-colored cardstock to die cut Orchard Leaves. I cut apart these to make a nice variety of leaves for the card front. I used foam adhesive tape to pop up the snowy scene and added a computer printed sentiment. I hope you enjoyed this card, and I hope the beauty and cooler temperatures of fall are waiting just outside your front door.

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Hugs
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy Thursday! Tiffany here with some more Poppystamps inspiration. I decided to play along with the challenge this month and use Washi tape. I don't feature Washi tape that often, but I should! It is an easy way to add a fun element to any papercraft. For this card, I kept it simple and used the Washi tape as a background to my die cuts.

To start, I added the Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi tape to a panel of heavyweight, white cardstock. It is much easier to roll out the Washi tape if you cut a scrap piece of cardstock and attach it at the end of the tape. I think it gives you something to hold on to as you roll out the tape smoothly on a piece of cardstock. After I adhered the Washi, I die cut the panel with the Stitched Rectangle Layers die. I die cut a few more layers with scrap cardstock for dimension behind this panel.

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Next, I die cut the Village Rose and Background die several times from light and dark purple cardstock from the Twilight Purple paper pack. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and adhered it to the Washi tape panel randomly. I trimmed off any excess flowers. 

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Next, I die cut the sentiment. Using the Big Hugs Sugar Script die, I die cut the shadow layer from vellum and the top layer three times from white cardstock. Finally, I added clear Fairy Drops around the panel to fill in the gaps and add a little shine. I really like this sweet and simple card to send a little love to a friend. Hope you will join us for the Washi challenge this month!

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Challenge Reminder - Wonderful Washi
by Jeanne Jachna

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Do you love washi?  If the answer is a great big YES!  I sure hope you'll join us this month at Poppystamps for our challenge!

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Washi is a printed decorative masking tape that comes in lots of different sizes!  It's a great way to add a little strip of printed color or pattern just about anywhere on your design.

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I made two simple cards using 4.5" washi tape from Memory Box.  This woodland print is called Watercolor Forest Greenery.  The wide width of the tape makes it easy to apply to an entire card base to create a background with a pattern paper look.  The washi has a bit of a shine to it making it look more expensive like a specialty paper. 

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Like any other pretty background it seemed wrong to cover it up too much so I added a simple Merry Christmas Flourish over the top.  I die cut the word die twice - once in gold foil and once in Red cardstock.  I stacked the die cuts at a slight offset to allow the gold foil to shine through. 

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A sprinkle of gold enamel dots is the finishing touch! 

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My second card was made using the Memory Box Rose Bouquet washi.  I started the same as the first card.. with a background of washi tape and a double cut sentiment.  This time I used the Luscious Script Hello.

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This time I made a second panel of washi covered cardstock and fussy cut some of the pretty print from the paper using scissors. 

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I attached the fussy cut pieces with adhesive foam tape so they are slightly raised.  This adds a little interest to the card and helps define the fussy cut portion.  I used colored cardstock matts to add a little more color to the cards too, but still they were both very simple to create. 

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I hope you'll give Wonderful Washi a try and whether you use a whole panel or just a tiny piece you're welcome to join our September Challenge.  There are two prizes - a blog badge for our "favorite" and a $20 gift certificate for one random player.  It's a fun way to see how everyone else is using their die cuts and hopefully inspire you along the way! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Challenge Reminder :Wonderful Washi
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Marybeth Lopez  here today to give a little reminder about the Poppy Challenge.  All you need to do is use Washi and at least one Poppystamps product.

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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!

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I chose to use one of my favorite Poppystamps dies called Intricate Leaf Square Frame along with the Poppystamps ,Pinpoint Half Ring Plate.

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I used this Beautiful Washi tape: Sunset Blush and put across the panel then place the die on top and cut the die. I love the detailed results .

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Hope to see you play along and join the fun. Time to get that Washi tape out and play.

God bless you all.

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Challenge Reminder: Wonderful Washi
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! It's time to remind you that there's a challenge going on... Wonderful Washi is the theme this month. 6a01157003623c970c026bdeed325c200c-320wiWant some inspiration?

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Oh the wonders of  washi... so many ways to use it. I added the wide rose washi from Memory Box to a piece of white cardstock before cutting it with my die. I also fussy cut one of the rose bouquets and added it to the top corner. 

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How do you like to use washi? Can't wait to see your cards and projects!

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!

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PSC#84 Wonderful Washi

Challenge Badge

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 the Poppystamps Challenge #83 Anything Goes is Janet!

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

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!

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PSC#84 Wonderful Washi!   Washi tape is a decorative masking tape traditionally made of rice paper.  It comes in lots of different patterns and sizes for a host of creative ideas.  It's a great way to add a little color and interest to your designs and once you get started using it there's no going back!    Washi can be used to create a fun patterned background, you can stick it to paper and cut out the printed images or die cut your own.     The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) 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.

We're trying something new this month !  We've asked a guest designer to join us to share even more creative ways to use your dies.  Please welcome our very first guest, Tenia Nelson.  When the Wonderful Washi Challenge was announced I knew she was the perfect choice because I consider her the Washi Queen.  I don't think I have ever seen a creation from her that didn't include a bit of washi tape - I consider it her trademark!

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Tenia Nelson 
Blog:  Jazzy Paper Designs

Hello all, my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 40 year young wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player, metal stamper(I make jewelry) and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have a wonderful doggie "kiddo" Snowball. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments...and just LURVE to create!!! So excited to be a guest designer for Poppystamps!

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Nancy Penir  

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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 September 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on October 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!