Wed 13

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Robin Tharaldson

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Here's my inspiration, for Poppystamps "For the Boys" Challenge, using a more masculine palette and a CAS design! I created my background using Memory Box Texture Dots stencil, Distress Oxide ink and a die from the Postage Rectangle Layers die set!

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For my sentiment I cut three "hello", from the Big Halo Hello die set, using a chocolate colored cardstock and adhered together for more dimension. My "halo" was cut from vellum which I like to use when you need to soften the background but not block it completely!

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I hope you play along with us! There are two ways for you to win, all the details can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by...

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Fri 08

Love Card
by Patty Tanúz

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Again here, me, Patty Tanúz with a color full card!!!! Do you feel love in the air? Maybe, it's Poppy's butterflies!!!!! Yeih!!!!! 

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I love my card!!!!! The colors are intense and I decided put a cheerful shaker!!!!

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The giant "Love" is so beautiful!!!! 

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Did you see my background? Made with Watercolors and a golden touch! 

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Shhh-shhhh-shake it, shake it!!!! jiji

Are you ready for summer????

Have a creative day always!!!!

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Thu 07

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Greeting Poppy Peeps! I have a fun card to show you today, using Poppy's Swirly Loop.

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Birthdays seem to sneak up on me, and I love having a stash ready just in case. This fun little die is a handy swirl that could be a sun, a wreath or just a contemporary image as I've used it.

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One of my favorite background techniques is to create a stencil from vellum, with my die, and sponge ink it onto my main surface. It gives a subtle 'just enough' texture.

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The word sentiment was cut twice from glitter paper.

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Hope this gave you incentive to increase the uses for your dies, and of course to increase on hand birthday cards!

Hope your week is super crafty!

 

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Wed 06

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so happy you have joined us here on the Poppystamps blog today! We have a great challenge going on this month, For the Boys! Are you playing along?

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This month, the theme is For the Boys! Show us your favorite masculine themed card and you might win some amazing Poppystamps blog candy! You have TWO chances to win a $20 gift card to use in the Poppystamps store! What are you waiting for?

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I created this colorful card for an adventurous boy in my life! It's an interactive slider card, made with the Straight Slider Grooves from Memory Box! The Tall Ship slides across the Seven Seas, accompanied by a school of colorful Bubble Fish! The ship moves back and forth across the card, and even turns bobs up and down in the waves! The adventurous little little man will love playing with this fun card!

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Now it's your turn! Join us every Wednesday, all month long, for more great inspiration and ideas For the Boys!

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Tue 05

Spring+Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Thank you so much for hopping along with us! The winner, is...

Comment #3, Gail Scott! Gongrats to Gail, I'll be sending a code for you to use in the Poppystamps store!

ALSO, our winner on Instagram is Karren! Way to go Karren Johnson, I'll be sending a code for you too!!

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Sat 02

Hello To A Special Friend
By Pam Simpson

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Hello everyone, can you believe we are in June already! half way through the year..how frighting is that!!

Flowers and butterflies I love on cards.  

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I have cut a cream coloured tag, using Poppystamps Double stitch tag dies. Next I used the Embossed Heart Butterfly to cut a shape from this.

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I have cut two layers of cream velum for my butterflies,  leave the in place over the velum, inked through the die with pink ink, as shown.

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On the cutout of the tag, these butterflies have been layered up as shown..give a lovely dimensional butterfly.

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Decorated the tags with Delightful Daisy and gems, Pretty lavender ribbon from http://birchpressdesign.com/Lavender-Metallic-Ribbon.html 

I have used Distress Oxide inks..Worn lipstick/Picked Raspberry/Peeled Paint/Shaded Lilac, to colour.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Fri 01

PSC#45 For The Boys!

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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 last month's challenge Patterned Paper Please! is 

#10 Nonni

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We love Nonni's pretty CAS card, and we love the way the patterned paper is such an integral part of her beautifully stamped design! The Poppystamps Little Kindness stamps fit perfectly!

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

#15 Jacquie Southas

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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 on line 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 side bar!

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PSC#45 For The Boys   This month we want to honor the men in our lives - boys of all ages!  Whether your guy loves sports, trains, cars or camping; maybe his perfect day is boating, fishing or chasing a little white ball on the golf course!   Whatever his passion, we want to celebrate him!   Your project can be for any occasion,  just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps  image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's 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. 

 

Michele K.  Henderson

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Robin Tharaldson 

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

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

 

Thu 31

Woven Circle Shaker Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone! Today, my inspiration is a shaker card using the Woven Circle Ring die by Poppystamps!  This die creates a fast and easy shaker card; I can see it being used for the holidays with just a change of sequin color and sentiment!

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I used a sparkly gold paper from Tim Holtz to cut out my "Sparkly" word and then layered more die cuts to create a dimensional word!

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Sequins, from Dress My Craft, were used to fill the shaker area! Love this mix of sparkle and shine! The following video will show you just how easy it was to create this card!

 

See, that was pretty easy, right? Sometimes the simple designs work the best!

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will come back soon for more inspiration on Poppystamps blog!

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Wed 30

Alcohol Inked Stitched Butterflies
by Rebecca Keppel

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Summer is in full swing in my neck of the woods! Kids are out of school and the temperatures are rising! Which means it is the perfect time to play with colors and dies! I wanted to create some really fun butterflies using alcohol inks and the Poppystamps Stitched Butterfly Trio.

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I created two panels of alcohol inks using two different color schemes. I kept the colors bright and vibrant, but used plenty of alcohol ink Blending Solution to move the colors around.

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Once the alcohol ink panels were dry (which did not take long at all considering how much liquid I used!!) I ran them through my die cut machine with the Stitched Butterfly Trio dies.

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I love the way the embossed detail from the dies removes some of the color making the stitching look lighter!

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Would you like to see how easy it is to create these butterflies and both cards? Check out this video!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Mon 28

Bee Themed Window Card
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  Today I'll share how I made this window card using the adorable bee stamp from the Little Kindness set, which paired perfectly with the Hexagon border layers.  Many different sentiments could have been used for this card, but I chose to leave the inside blank with just the bee.

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The Studio Hexagon layers were used to make the window and frame, and the Little Hexagon Border layers were used to create the border.  I used distress inks to make a pink, yellow, and orange gradient underneath the hexagon layers. 

A little shimmer was added with a shimmer pen to cover the hexagons, frame, and bee. 

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Check out the video below for more details on how this card was made, and I hope you have a great day!

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