Sun 14

Most Amazing MOM POPPY
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Happy Mother's Day! Welcome to another week of Fabulous inspiration of this beautiful release! I just LOVE Poppies and Fairies!
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I went for the traditional poppy color since it is my home states flower. I combined sponging and splatter along with twine and dimension for depth. I purposely offset the white panel for interest. I used some washing tape as my title. I like making this artsy feeling card. I hope you enjoy it.


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As you can see I am a bit of a messy designer..but sometimes that is the fun of it.

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The die that will be given away on this post is the Blooming Poppy Die.
Would you  like to win this die for yourself? 
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 Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST May 22 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on May 24. Good Luck!  

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Sat 13

May Blog Blitz: Large Nimble Faerie
by Jinny Newlin

Welcome to the weekend, y'all!  It's Jinny here this morning, sharing a few new goodies from our May 2017 Release.  Enjoy!

Poppy Thank You Fairy Much - JinnyNewlinI started this card by watercoloring a scrap of watercolor paper, moving from left to right, in a rainbow of shades.  Once it was dry, I spritzed over it with Pearl mist for a little shimmer and shine and die-cut our new Floribunda Collage florals out of it.  I then backed it with a piece of white cardstock and anchored a split panel of white, glitter paper to either side of it with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  More white-threaded, straight, machine stitches secure a vertical strip of vellum, which was white-embossed with the "THANK YOU fairy MUCH" sentiment from our new Fairy Greetings stamp set.

5.12.17 023A length of white string was then wrapped, vertically, around the prepped piece, between the connection of the vellum strip and everything else and tied, in a bow, near the top edge of the prepped piece, before the latter was popped off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape.

5.12.17 029I then die-cut our new Large Nimble Faerie from white cardstock; popped her body up with foam tape; and applied three shades of glitter to her wings, before adhering them to her back.  A sprinkling of clear, sequin blossoms completes the look.

5.12.17 032Be sure to stop back by every day through next Sunday, May 21, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the newly-released goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, May Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Monday, May 22, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  I've got that fabulous Large Nimble Faerie craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

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That's it, from me, for today; but there truly is so much left to see.  You simply don't want to miss out.  Have fun!  Good luck with ALL the glorious prizes; and have a wonderful weekend, Poppystamps friends!

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Fri 12

Narwhal Stamp Set Giveaway
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hello and welcome to the fun Poppystamps Blog Blitz with awesome giveaways! You will have a chance to win other dies or stamps by commenting throughout the Blog Blitz for the new week or more. 

One random commenter will have a chance to win this darling Poppystamps: I'm A Narwhal clear stamp set!

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 I created a simple watercolor for my background  then adhered the images on top with foam tape. After they were in place I stamped some of the bubbles ( included in the set) near the fish . After the images were dry I added shimmer with Wink Of Stella.


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I didn't add many layers , so it is pretty simple for mailing.  The pretty envelope that the card is standing on is from Birch Press Design ! 
 This is a sweet set, just leave a comment for you chance to win the Narwhal  Stamp.

Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Thu 11

Sweet Pea Flowers
by Michele K. Henderson

 

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Day 2 of our Poppystamps Blog Blitz! Join us every day from May 10 - May 21 to see beautiful inspiration and ideas from our brand new May release! We will be giving away a prize on every post during this time. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on EACH post 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 per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from the comments. You have until midnight US EST May 22 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on May 24.

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Today I am sharing a card I created with the brand new Sweet Pea Flowers! I love how they drop down in a big beautiful burst of petals. In the morning, their tiny cups fill with dew and drip down for all the woodland creatures to enjoy!

I knew I wanted to use foam pop dots in order to add more dimension to the card, but I had to figure out a way to be able to piece the tiny petals of the flowers in place without falling out. So I cut a fan-shaped piece of card stock stock out and glued it to the back of the flower heads.

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Once the petals were all glued in place, I added the foam pop dots and then glued the flower to my card base.

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Then I added Mushrooms and Toadstools, and a few forest friends from Bellina Corner, Serene Rabbit and Bunny Hop. There's another little surprise too, a Magnificent Mini Faerie! She's part of our new May release too.

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How would you like to add the Sweet Pea Flowers to your collection? Just leave a comment on this post for an opportunity to win!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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Wed 10

May Release Blog Blitz - Large Poised Faerie
by Jeanne Jeanne

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What a great day for a visit!  We've got a brand new May release to share and that means we're having a blog blitz!  What's a blog blitz?  Well that means we've blocked out dates to focus on the new release, sharing projects made specifically with the new products, and offering you a chance to win on every post. The blog blitz will run today,  May 10, through  May 21.  
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My card was made with the new Large Poised Faerie!   And YES!  That is today's prize! 
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I started by painting a watercolor background.  I recently purchased and empty tin pan and am filling it with some of my favorite tube colors.  These are my first liquid watercolors (Tubes vs. dry pans) and I'm really enjoying them! 
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This is the layout I decided on and where I decided to cut the wings.
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I removed the wing die cuts, and added tape to the back side of the watercolor panel.
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Then I cut the wings from white card stock and inserted them inside the die cut windows on my watercolor panel.
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Next I sprinkled different colors of glitter inside the window opening and pressed it into the tape with my fingers.  Poppystamps owner and designer Dave Brethauer did a wonderful Glitter Inlay Technique You Tube video showing how here.  
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The shiny glitter in the same colors as the watercolor panel give the wings the appearance that they are translucent - that you're seeing the color through her glittery wings.
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The simple "Wish" sentiment is from the "Make A Wish" word die set.  I double cut the die layering white over gold glitter paper.
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This card is a little larger than my usual A2.  The finished size is 4 7/8 x 6".  That should give you an idea of how large the Poised Faerie die is.   She's so beautiful! 

Would you  like to win this die for yourself? 

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST May 22 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on May 24. Good Luck!  Jeanne Floral Signature copy

 

Tue 09

Faerie Magic
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

It's that special time of the year when we're getting our gardens together with a little hope and a prayer, and a visit from a magical garden faerie! Today, I am sharing an easy layered card that features the glittery Thoughtful Faerie! Take a look!

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I started with a stitched card base, and added a fun die, the Coulis Collage! Coulis Collage is a fun die to use because it can give the illusion of so many things, like a window, a garden trellis, a panel, a tapestry, just let your imagination take flight. Since the Coulis Collage is a die that cuts out from a background panel, I cut a small edge around the opening with a pair of scissors to create a window piece that was adhered onto the purple panel. Then I cut the Thoughtful Faerie out of yellow glitter paper, and used pieces of a foam pop dot to give her dimension, along with the tiny flower pot. Then I added the Gingko Branch, and stars and hearts from All Star Collage and Preppy Deer.

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This little faerie was sent to bring your garden a little luck and a little love! She would make a great addition to a card that you could create for our May challenge, Flower Power!

There's so much going on here at Poppystamps this week, you won't want to miss a thing! Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Fri 05

Cherry Blossom Tag
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today! I hope you're having a great day!  The first thing I to do every morning (whether I feel like it or not) is take the dog for a walk.   Sometimes I'm cranky and feeling put out... I mean some days it feels like the dog is in charge!  But after walking  about a block or so  I start looking around and  start taking in the scenery!  Sometimes I see the funniest things.    The other day I saw a squirrel run up a tree (hard to miss with Miss Moriko going after the poor thing).. but he quickly ran back down and was chased by two Robins.  I'm guessing they had a nest in that tree.  Never mess with the momma! 
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This pretty tag is inspired by the beautiful flowering trees in the neighborhood.   They don't have much of a fragrance, but when the wind blows they shower you with little petals!
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I stamped floral branches from the Friends and Flowers clear stamp set with Memento ink and then colored them with copic markers.  I always put a sheet of watercolor paper under my paper I'm coloring to absorb any extra ink that seeps out the back.  It helps prevent bleeding when you're coloring.   I kept a Tunnel Tag die close by to help me determine the placement of the stamped images.
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The Spectacular Thank You die has there layers.  I used only two (the largest and smallest in the set).  I adhered the sentiment with adhesive foam tape between the branches. 
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I couldn't resist adding a pretty eyelet from the Stitched Annaleigh Tag Decorations  - the scallops and stitches make this even more feminine.  
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A second tag cut from soft pink, some twine, and a sprinkle of sequins adds more color and completes this pretty tag.  It's going to dress up a simple gift for a special someone! 

Have a wonderful day! 
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Thu 04

Dandelion Wish
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Good Morning Poppystamp fans! Spring is finally showing up here in California and so the Dandelions are too! I remember as a kid picking these and making a wish and blowing them. That was my inspiration for this card. Could be Birthday, encouragement of cheer.

 
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I used memory Box Stitched ovals to create a frame for my shiny silver dandelions. By mounting the panels with foam tape it gives the card that added depth and fun!

Placing the two dies on the panel with a post it cut then flip and lace your foam squares for easy attachment to your card base.

 

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I hope you will give this a try!

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Wed 03

Get Well Soon.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, I needed a get well card for my friend as she has been in hospital for an operation, she also  loves  pink  and bright colours..

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Love this layout using Poppystamps Pretty Stitches border die. Below I have showed how I did this double one in pink..

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I needed a strip of card 5.1/2" long and wide enough to handle, top picture show one cut I have done and where to place your die for the second cut,  next picture show the pretty border made.  

Last picture using my Misty stamping tool for perfect placement stamping on my card blank 5.1/2" x 5.1/2" ..

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This shows all my die cuts I am going to use on this card,  I do tend to make up as I go along and change my mind! as we do.

White card 3.1/2" deep 5.1/2" wide I have used the border die as shown. I have adhered the two border pink strips in place.

 

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Here I have arranged all my decorations I intend to use on the card, NOT glued anything down! till I make sure I like it,  you`ll see on the top and bottom photos I cut 1.2" from  the top of my pink card above the white panel, as to me it did`nt look right, now seem more symmetrical.. 

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This  is the finished card, Pearl in the center of these beautiful "Stitched Poinsettias Trio" I have used  white card one  flower set and two large petals in pink and green to layer up this flower,  Freida Leaf, glued onto  Stitched Scallop Circle by Memory Box "Open Studio".

Pink dots along the boarder and in the flower background, BoBunny Blush double dots pen. 

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Thank you for stopping by, I hope I have not bored you with this post. Pam x

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Tue 02

Happy Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello from sunny California! Marybeth here today! I have a fun watercolor,  yet simple birthday card using 

Happy Birthday Bold and Happy Birthday Outline dies from Poppystamps .

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I haven't done a watercolor background  in a while but after seeing a video on one I gave it another try.

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I ran my card stock through a Xyron to add adhesive to the back for both layers. You have a choice to use, the thick outline or the thin. I chose the thick for the center of my Happy Birthday. After I was all done placing the darker color on top of the white, I placed the negative over my card as a guide to make sure it was spaced evenly. That's It!

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I hope you like it! I think this would be great for either a girl or boy! Happy to have this one on hand and can't wait to make a few more!

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