Wed 12

happy Easter
by Mona Pendleton

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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a couple of Easter projects featuring a variety of products from the New Spring 2017 Release along with other fun Poppystamps products. To create the background. I stamped the pretty flower bouquet from the Friends and Flowers stamp set in a heart shape then water colored using an oil crayon. I created a meadow scene featuring die cut Preppy Flowers along with a Serene Rabbit.

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I embellished with a trio of Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage and Pretty Stitches borders.

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I also tucked in a couple of double layered Stitched Main Street Tags:

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For the title, I used the Happy Easter Egg die:

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Here's a few steps showing how I created the stamped background and the water colored Preppy Flowers:

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Up next is an Easter card featuring another fun scene:

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featuring Preppy Flowers, a Pretty Stitches border and a Serene Rabbit:

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Many thanks for stopping by!

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Wed 12

Dandelion Stem
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone.

Love using flowers and pretty borders, thought I would share how easy it is to make a lacy frame from a border die.

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See what I mean! how pretty is this frame and these gorgeous Dandelion Stems both from Poppystamps.

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I made a frame with dies from my stash! you could do this with a cutter or craft knife and pencil lines ...Poppystamps "Pretty Stitches" border measure`s  5.1/2" long..my inside frame measure`s the same 5.1/2" outside measure`s 6.1/2" ..this make`s   1/2" frame, ..in the photo I have cut 4 borders , adhered two on the reverse to show, this you do to these 4 borders.

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How pretty does this frame look.. I used 3d foam tape to apply to my Lilac background.

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I wanted some feature on the background..this is another very easy thing to do.  6.1/2" square Lilac card.. find the center .. using Memory Box..Open Studio Stitched Oval Layers, tape as shown..NEXT   run through your machine to Emboss these dies (Not Cut), next while still on the card run a line of glue center ovals, remove these and add loose glitter, I use Glamour Dust.

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Few splatters of white paint on the background, two Dandelion stems adhered the center of the flower only, to finish liquid pearls, with two ribbon swirls from  Open Studio "Banner Parade" ..sentiment from CL443. Grateful Heart stamp set by Poppystamps.  

 

Thank you for stooping by today..

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Tue 11

Happy Easter
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, Poppystamps friends!  It's Jinny here today, sharing an Easter card that I made for my dear, sweet neighbor.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by creating a puddle of various shades of blue watercolor on a 3-1/2" x 4-7/8" watercolor paper rectangle.  I then splattered it with those same shades of blue watercolor, as well as pink, yellow, green, and purple watercolors and Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once it was dry, I framed it with Perfect Plum cardstock and white-threaded, straight, machine stitching, whose ends were tied in a little bow just for a dash of extra texture.

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The Happy Easter Curve title, too, was die-cut from Perfect Plum cardstock; adhered near the top of the design; given a bit of shine with Glossy Accents; and grounded with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, "from all of us", which comes from our Christmas Friends stamp set.

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I then made the row of critters by die-cutting, from left to right, the Tiny Frog from Pear Pizzazz cardstock; Bunny Hop from textured, white cardstock; Simple Sheep from Very Vanilla and kraft cardstocks; the Purrfect Holidays chick from a soft yellow cardstock; and the single Young Fox Pair from an apricot cardstock.  Each one, with the exception of the bunny itself, was given a set of Bunny Ears, which were die-cut from Bashful Blue or Pink Pirouette cardstock, and popped up with foam tape.  The entire panel, too, was popped up with foam tape in the center of the white, cardstock, card face to complete the look.

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 Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a terrific Tuesday, y'all, and a blessed Easter season!

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Mon 10

Pink Rabbit
by Irena Kowalczyk

Hello Poppystamps fans,
Today Irena here and my project which has two layers.
First one is made with new stamp set "Friends and Flowers clear stamp set" and black ink.

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Second one, very colourful, like beautiful spring.
On this one I used:
Fluffy Bunny craft die,
Preppy Flowers craft die,
Freida Leaf craft die, but you can replace the other dies with a plant motif.

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Here I also added small flower stamps from the set "Friends and Flowers clear stamp set".

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I wish you a happy Easter.
Hugs,
Irena

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Sun 09

Easter Egg Decoration
by Olga Direktorenko

This simple Easter decoration is really easy to make - it has a Styrofoam base and some die cuts attached on top of mix media background. The video tutorial with step by step instructions is included.

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Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Sat 08

Atessa Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there! If you are in need of a simple card with a bit of delicate detail this die just might be for you!

I didn't adhere the center of the die but you could if you want. 

 

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 I cut my panel 4 x 5 1/4, placed the die where I wanted it then layered it over my blended panel, cut just a bit smaller. 

I also added a layer of fun foam .

 

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This  is blended with a brush for a softer look.

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This is  simply stamped using a light stone ink and Poppystamps stamp : Into the Woods.

I hope you are enjoying a sweet weekend.  

God bless you !

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Fri 07

Three Easter cards
by Ilona Zbieg

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Today we have three Easter cards which main motive are animals.

First one with two lovely sheeps is made with Ring a Ding corner die. Not typical arrangement but I think it looks good.

Another one with two rabbits made of Serene Rabbit die - this is one I kept simple with a grass-like motive at the bottom made by Tailored Stitches.

Last one which I like a most is the one with those sweet chicks. Hope you enjoy that!

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Thanks for visiting with me today :)

 

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Thu 06

Spring Celebration
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

I love to mark the official start of spring as opening day of baseball season! March madness and brackets slip away and green grass and sunshine emerge! I decided to mark the start of the new season by making this fun card for my hubbie, who loves the Houston Astros!

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To create the fun star background, I used the All Star Collage that I cut out of a light gray stitched card panel, adhered to a white card base. It really works well on panels of any shape--rectangle, square, etc, and you can use overlay or paper piecing techniques. Once I had the grey panel in place, I cut the All Star Collage again in orange and added the little orange stars like puzzle pieces with a tiny drop of glue.

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I then cut three stars from the Scribble Trio set, and two Fancy Celebrate in blue and white.  Lucky for me, the logo of the Houston Astros is a big orange star, so I made this card in Astros colors. The light gray is a great neutral color, but hubbie's favorite Astros t-shirt is gray with blue sleeves and the orange star, so my color combination and that Scribble Trio star work perfectly together. But this sporty design would work great with just about any sports team, like Mariners blues and silver, or Cubs red, white, and blue! It would also make a great birthday card idea for your little All-Stars too!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Tue 04

Palma Curve Scene
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  It's cloudy with scattered showers throughout the day here in the Chicago area, but there's no reason we can't make our own sunshine right?  Today I'm playing with the Palma Curve die.   This is really a unique set of two dies.  I used them to create this dreamy card! 
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I started by cutting the die and using the clean half oval shape as a mask for inking.  I blended distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Crushed Olive.  
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Don't worry if you get some "hard lines" from the blender on the outer edges - those will be covered up later.  You just need enough ink to complete the oval shape.  I brought the blending tool in from all directions so I covered more of the paper than I needed to.  When you're happy with the blending you can add a splash of water or white ink like I did.  If you want to leave it "as is" that's fine too. 
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I cut the two dies apart and cut the piece with the foliage from gold glitter paper.  I cut the smooth oval frame from white card stock.  Next I adhered them together to make it easier to trim them at the same time to fit the card base. 
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I added a simple Scribble Hello sentiment cut from white and placed it in the bottom corner.  The white on white is subtle so the focus stays on all that gold up top.

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The Posing Faerie looks right at home in this setting!  A few Butterfly Sprinkles in gold complete the scene.  They're just the right size and in proportion with the faerie.  I have them flying out of the scene at the top.
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This die has lots of possibilities, you can place it horizontally or vertically, you can use the solid oval shape to create a complete oval by cutting it twice.   You can change up the colors and add more dimension by popping up each layer with adhesive foam tape.  The only limit is your own imagination! 
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Here's a few more ways you can cut this die.
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First cut the floral edge, then place the oval die so it meets the cut lines of the floral edge.  When it's cut out it will look like this.
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You can also cut the two die side by side to create this look.
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If you love this style die you should check out the Schaefer Curve too - it's really similar.  Here's pictures of both side by side for a comparison.

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Happy crafting and big hugs!!
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Mon 03

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Poppystamps Winners

Thanks to everyone for participating and commenting on Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Poppystamps was giving away three $25 gift certificates to our online store and here are the names of lucky winners:

 

$25 gift certificate #1 (chosen by Poppystamps) - Pooja 

Pooja, please contact us at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize!

 

$25 gift certificate #2 (chosen by Coffee Lovers Blog Hop) - Lori's Kreations

$25 gift certificate #3 (chosen by Coffee Lovers Blog Hop) - Card Art Studio

Winners 2 and 3 please contact Amy at coffeelovingcardmakers@gmail.com to claim your prizes!

 

Congratulations!