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Brilliant Geranium
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hello dear friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm so excited about the latest release from Poppystamps!  It's got beautiful flowers, butterflies and YES!!! Foiling Dies! 

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The new Brilliant Geraniums are beautiful.  They're one of the first flowers we can plant here in the Midwest because they can tolerate the cooler spring night temperatures.  I love that they last through the summer - looking so patriotic in pops of bright red  on the front porch! 

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I cut the flowers and foliage from colored cardstock.  To add some coloration to the leaves I used markers and just scribbled a zig zag in the center of each. Because I cut the leaves from different shades of cardstock I used a darker shade of maker to add the detail to each. 

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I arranged the flowers and leaves on a panel of clear cardstock the size of my card front to help me decide what to put where before I commit and adhere them in place.  I like that I can slide different backgrounds under the clear panel to get a "preview" of the finished card. 

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The card base is a beautiful Penelope Pinpoint Frame layered over pink cardstock - it reminds me of a garden trellis.   The leaves are adhered flat to the card base while the flowers are adhered with adhesive foam tape  to add dimension.

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The sentiment is the Luscious Script Hello cut three times from white cardstock and stacked so it's thick like chipboard.  The smaller foil sentiment completes the sentiment.  The foil sentiment is from the Modest Greetings set that includes six phrases and one die to cut them with.     There are two sets of the Modest Greetings Sentiments with phrases for a variety of occasions. 

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The finishing touch is bitty Fairy Jewels added to the flower centers and some larger Green Christmas Fairy Crystals added like dewdrops to the background.  

I hope you're having a great day and find some time to admire the pretty blooms that are showing up everywhere this time of year. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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2 Easy, CAS Happy Mail cards
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppystampers!

 

I'm back with 2 very easy, very clean and simple (CAS) cards for you today! I actually had 4, but one of the products I used on 2 of the cards was discontinued (my bad, I didn't realize it), so I'm just going to talk about the 2 other cards, which surprisingly were off-shoots of the original cards. By that, I mean - I planned the other two cards, I had a vision and implemented it. And I had some extras remaining with which I made the two you see here. Funny, huh?

 

So, let's get into it!

 

I fell in love with this little Stitched Envelope die and cut up a number of envelopes with various types of card stock (like Neenah Solar White / Vellum / Glitter / Foil) etc. Just a tip, though - choose thin card stock for this because it'll be easier to score it and get it to stick. (Don't do what I did and use Neenah Solar White 110 pound)

 

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I scored and sealed the envelopes with glue (and where they refused to stick due to thickness of the Neenah card stock, I ended up using superglue and it worked like a charm). I put little puffy heart stickers where the top and bottom flaps meet and set them aside.

 

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My original idea was to have the envelopes floating in the clouds (I'll post a picture of this on Instagram eventually), but for these two cards, I happened to see a spare frame from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame Die on my desk and played around with the envelopes on the frame like so:

 

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I liked how the frame looked with the little envelopes on it, so I moved forward with the idea, and adhered the frame with the envelopes on a top folding portrait card base.

 

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I cut up a bunch of layers of the Playful Hugs sentiment die and stacked them up to make a chipboard like die-cut. I applied it to the bottom of the frame horizontally. After I glued it down, I didn't like it very much (I felt that the envelopes were clouding the sentiment and it felt cramped down there), so I decided to make another one with a vertical orientation of the same sentiment. That's how I ended up with card # 2. Which one do you like better?

 

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I absolutely adore these puffy heart stickers, so I couldn't help but put them on the frame too. I did that for both, but with different orientations.

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like better? Please do let me know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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Different ways to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die - Part 2
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Do y'all remember in February when I went a *little* overboard with my projects using the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die from the Poppystamps February 2022 Release. Well, this is Part 2! And I have 3 cards for you today!

 

Card 1: The Foiled!

 

So, I recently purchased some iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO by Thermoweb. It's magical! You don't even need a laminator to foil now! All you need is a bottle of this! So, what I did was - cut out a thick piece of card stock with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die. I used that diecut as a stencil and spread some of this magical stuff on a piece of white card stock. Then, I let it dry for 3 days. That's right - you read that correctly. 3 days. I live in Southern California, and I know what you're thinking - 3 days is overkill. But trust me on this, let that stuff harden real well before putting it through your laminator / diecutting machine.

 

Here's what happens if you don't wait 3 days:

 

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Do you believe me now? The above is a result of me waiting overnight.

 

After that happened up there, I wised up and decided to be patient this time, waited 3 days (honestly, I forgot about it, and happened to walk by where it was set to dry and then remembered!) and then ran it through my die cutting machine with a piece of foil paper and look how pretty it turned out!

 


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When you use foil, it pretty much does all the work for you. So, all I did (or wanted to do because anything else would take away from the gorgeousness of the foil) is die cut some white card stock with the Freestyle Hugs Craft Die and stacked them together, and topped it off with the same die cut but with some silver foiled card stock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror card stock pack. I used vellum to cut the shadow and used it behind the Hugs sentiment.

 

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I also wanted some added dimension so I propped up the panel on some foam, and backed it with more of the same silver foiled card stock so that it matches the sentiment and ties it all together.

 

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Also, full disclosure... As is with all the cards I make / get, I have a tendency to see how it feels and I put my fingers on top of the foiled piece. So, you may see some ridges here and there. Don't be alarmed, they're just my fingerprints. My recommendation is to try to beat the temptation of touching the shiny goodness, no matter how good you think it might feel. (Because I assure you - it does.)

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Before we move onto the next card, if you don't have the Thermoweb Duo Transfer Gel, you can get approximately the same effect by applying some deco-foil to a piece of card stock with some double sided adhesive on it (or just some specialty foiled card stock from one of the paper pads that Poppystamps offers), and then diecutting it with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame die. I personally loved the effect of the texture paste with foiling on top, but I wanted to offer some additional suggestions on how you can achieve a similar look.

 

Onto the next card!

 

Card # 2: The Shaker!

 

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I don't believe this die was ever meant to make shaker cards, but I had an idea and had to try it! So, I cut out 10 of these panels and stacked them on top of each other (with an acetate layer at the top). I had to do that in order to create deep enough wells. In retrospect, I should have taken some fun foam and cut out 2 layers instead of 10 with regular card stock, but as my adorable mom (for whom English is a second language) says, "Blind sight is 20/20". I had some fall colored seed beads and I filled them diagonally. When I envisioned this card, I knew I wanted to add the seed beads. I somehow remember the beads being smaller, so I thought there would be a  lot of shaking and sound. But the size was fairly large compared to the size of the diamonds in the die, so I could only fill a few seed beads in each well.

 

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Oh, side note - I could have used Darice Foam Strips instead of layering so many layers, but I didn't have foam tape that was as thin as the outer frame, so had to layer it. But if I were to do this again, I'd go with the 2 layers of fun foam.

 

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Either way, I managed to fill each well with enough seed beads for shaking + showing enough of the color, so here's what I ended up with:

 

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I used the Playful Thank You craft die to cut and stack up 4 layers together. For the the top layer - I used the Black Glossy Paper Pack so that it stands out on the card, and that was it. The end result was a pretty hefty card that'll need lots of extra postage, but I think it turned out nice, so totally worth it!


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Next up is my favorite of these three cards!

 

Card #3: The Trellis! (I couldn't think of a better name for this one)

 

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So, for this card, I thought I'd use the die cut as a trellis! Originally I planned to have some ribbon / twine / strings intertwined around the die cut, but I didn't have the materials. So, I decided to use the smallest flower from the Potpourri Flowers Die cut out of the blue foiled card stock in the the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad and place them along the intersections of the dotted lines of the background die.


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I also had some white pearls which I colored using a copic marker, and used them along some of the intersections as well. Some of the white pearls - I put at the centers of the flowers. It took a while to cut out all the little flowers, but these flowers are so adorable, it was totally worth it!



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I used the Freestyle Hugs craft die to cut out the sentiments with white card stock, and layered them on top of each other for dimension. Then, I used some silver foiled card stock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad as the top layer. I used Vellum to cut out the shadow of the sentiment.

 

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I mounted the panel on a top folding A2 card base and that was it!


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So, that was all the ideas I've had so far on how to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die.

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Do let me know in the comments if you'd like to see even more ways to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die! Although, full disclosure - there's a new release coming up and it's awesome, so it may be a while before I come back to playing with this background die again!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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HUGS
by Candice Crawford

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Hello crafty friends, Candice, here back on the blog with another card to share. Today's project is a bright and cheery card using the new Freestyle hugs, Penelope Pinpoint Frame and Potpourri Flower die sets. 

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This card is heavy on the die cutting, but still very simple to make. I die cut the frame and flowers from white cardstock.  I colored the flowers using my Distress Oxide inks and an ink blending tool. I sprayed each flower with a bit of water to give it a more two toned, watercolor look. 

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Next I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock for the word hugs; and black cardstock for the shadow and adhered the two with some liquid glue.  Then I arranged all of the flowers in a diagnal across the card and used some press-n-seal to adhered my floral arrangement to my card front panel that conains the Penelope Pinpoint Frame underneath.  

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Lastly I adhered the sentiment to the card with some foam tape and added clear jewels to the centers of the flowers.  This card makes me want to sit and relax on a beach with nice cold drink in hand. 

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I hope you liked today's card project and found inspiration.  Until next time....Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Challenge Reminder: PSC#90 - Pretty Papers!
by Sphoorti

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Hello there! It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#90 - Pretty Papers! Sometimes your designs need a little extra pop and that's where pretty papers come to the rescue! The addition of pattern paper, glitter, foil or pearlescent makes everything just a little more special. This was my take on the challenge. Hope you like them!

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Card 1:

 

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This one was my favorite of the two cards I made. Took a little bit of time, but was totally worth it!

 

First, I used the Flower Field Tall Curve Border craft die and cut some white card stock with it a couple of times, and then glued it to my card panel.

 

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Then I cut out a bunch of flowers using the Potpourri Flower Set Craft die with the blue / green foiled card stock varieties from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad. I still can't get over pastel foiled card stock! How amazing is that, right?! I glued all the flowers diagonally on the card panel. I glued some of them down directly, and others I mounted on some foam tape.

 

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I used the Freestyle Hugs craft die to cut out the sentiments with white card stock, and layered them on top of each other for dimension. Then, I used the Black Glossy Paper to cut the hugs sentiment again (to use as a black offset) and then, I cut it one last time with some silver foiled card stock as the top layer. (Note: I used Vellum to cut out the shadow of the sentiment).

 

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I used some random embellishments for the flower centers and also scattered them around the flowers. I think I got a bit carried away. You can tell me if you think I used too many. I won't mind!

 

Final result was a top folding card that looks like so:

 

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Card # 2

 

The second card I made is very similar. I used the exact same supplies. However, I cut some flowers out of the coral colored foiled card stock in the Vintage Pastel paper pack.

 

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This card was a lot more involved because I have flowers on the top of the card (applied to the vellum) as well as hidden behind the vellum on the inner card base.

 

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I wanted the Vellum panel as an overlay because I didn't want to adhere it down, so I used some silver string and tied the vellum card base and the regular Neenah Solar White Cardstock card base together.

 

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The end result for this one was also a top folding card with a vellum overlay and an inner card base. I thought it was kinda cool!

 

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Now it's your turn to take on the Pretty Papers challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the Poppystamps store! Visit the original post here for more details / instructions!

 

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

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Embossing Folder Fun
by Marybeth Lopez

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Peace be with you friends.  Marybeth Lopez  here with you today, sharing a layered panel, using Poppystamps:  Penelope Pinpoint Plate, over a 3D Embossing Folder. The sentiment is Poppystamps Freestyle Hello.

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I was playing around with what to make and decide to lay the Poppystamps Pinpoint Frame over the 3D Embossing Folder, I love how it turned out. Kinda hard to photograph. I kept it all white because I liked the cotton-y look of it. 

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I place the Poppystamps Freestyle Hello on the two layer panel and loved it as it was. I also think this would be fine for a guy card. ( I have so many feminine cards)

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I tried many different colors and decided on white on white.  Once you decide on your card design , it's a simple card to create.

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I hope you find some happy time to create and escape.

Peace be with you all and all the whole world .

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