Tue 13

Blue Valentine
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and welcome to a post featuring one of the new Poppystamps dies, Blooming Rose.

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Now I'm all about romance around Valentines, and the sweet femininity of this die hit all my girly buttons!

Here's a few tips on how I created this card.

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I cut the rose image several time from different colors, gluing down 2 on my distressed card base.

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Once my two rose diecuts were pieced onto the circle, I added foam squares to the back for a bit of a lift off the card.

I always overdo the foam if the card is being sent in the mail, to make sure nothing gets bent or collapses.

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A closeup of the card's sentiment, which was doubled and a look at the uplifted center circle.

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Hope your Valentines are full of love and maybe just a bit of crafting love too!

Nancy Floral Signature copy


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Mon 12

Delightful Daisy.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, are you like me and love Poppystamps New Spring collection.. so many lovely dies to use together to make pretty cards

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Like to see how I created these gorgeous "Delightful Daisy" flowers. then look below..

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Cut two using the die, I then used my sponges with these inks shown, I did not wont a blended look! so I ponced ink onto the flowers..

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Ball tool and blending mat to give the flowers dimension.

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Thanks cut across a corner ..I have used the inside cut from there Gorgeous "Double stitched Scallop Frames. 

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Can you see how they fit together.

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Coloured with Distress Ink adhered as shown. foam tape on the reverse on the scallop frame.

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I have placed my first large frame of set on this card..

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Close up of my flowers and Prills in yellow for the centres ..remember I cut two complete flowers, I have just used the flowers to layer up as shown.

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Finished with Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and stamp "Hugs & Kisses.

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun 11

Easter Bunny Egg
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today. Getting a head start on some Easter cards today with this fun little shaker .

I am using Poppystamps new Easter Bunny Egg. I decided to water color this one on the front and background  .

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 I layered this the same as my other shakers ( fun foam and clear acetate) then filled with beads for a little bit louder shaking noise. I  added fun foamunder the grassy area (otherwise the beads would just fall to the bottom and I would need more beads to fill) 

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I used an older stamp for the sentiment and just curved it to fit around the upper part of the egg. ( Easter Excitement Poppystamps )

It's always nice when its fun and relaxing when creating a card, I have to say this was one of those kinds of cards.

Don't you love it when that happens!

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Outside of the sentiment this card can be made with one die!

The paint I used is shimmery but not showing up in the photos. Thank you for the visit today. 

God bless and thank you all for your past kind comments, that you take time to leave. 

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Sat 10

Simple Masking and Coloring
by Rebecca Keppel

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Valentine's Day is days away, but that doesn't mean there is not time to create some fantastic and fun handmade cards. Even techniques like masking, ink blending and copic coloring can be made simple if you just stick to a few basics.

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Limit your colors and go for a simple, sweet look and you will have plenty of time to create a bunch of adorable, masked and colored cards using the Poppystamps Valentine Fairies stamps and dies! Check out this video to see the basic masking and coloring I did to create this card:

 


 

Hope you have a happy and love filled Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by!Rebecca Floral Signature copy

 

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Fri 09

Lots of Love
by Robin Tharaldson

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Valentine's Day is almost here, I hope you have all your cards ready to send or give! If not here's a fun card to make using products from Poppystamps latest release!

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The Petite Stitched Hearts were placed on to a postage stamp image I created using Open Studios Postage Square Layers and craft foam!

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I created a pretty sentiment strip using a Stitched Heart Borders die,  added a dimensional Sending Script die cut and a stamped Lots of Love!

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Here's a video showing you how to make a simple stamped image from craft foam and almost any die you may have!

 

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Poppystamps Spring Release!!!

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Wed 07

You Make My Heart Flutter: Challenge Reminder
by Nancy Penir

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I'm excited to be bringing you some inspiration for Poppy's latest challenge, 'MY HEART'.

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For this card I created an embossed background with the Rose Frame, by die cutting with rubber mats.

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It's easy to do, simply follow your die cutting machine's instruction on creating a raised embossed image.

Like the heart border on the card's top?

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Oh yes, Poppy has a die for that! Cut twice (actually 4 times) and stacked on the top.

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Rose Stem and Ribbon Heart were also cut twice, with white and red cardstock, before adding them to my card.

I hope you play along this month. Always fun to see what you create, and there's always a gc waiting for one lucky person!

Have a great crafty week!

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Tue 06

Make Today Amazing
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  I don't know about you but I'm starting to daydream about butterflies and sunny skies! I'm still getting out with the dog, but I miss hearing the birds in the morning and walking in my garden.  Days like these I turn to crafting to escape to my own beautiful world where I can have all the flowers and butterflies I like! 
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This card looks like it has lots of layers but it was really quite simple to make.  I started with a background of baby blue gingham from Lawn Fawn called Gotta Have Gingham.  I topped that with a blue Double Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frame die cut, and a white Double Stitched Rectangle Frame set inside it.   The stamped sentiment from the Flower Patch clear stamp set is stamped on the gingham paper that shows through the die cut frames.
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Next for embellishing! I cut the Country Rose Corner from Gold and then adhered it over blue card stock.  I trimmed carefully around the edges for a clean outline.  A sprinkle of gold Fluttering Butterflies cut from glitter paper adds more sparkle and shine!
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I hope you find time to make something beautiful today! 

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Mon 05

Love Rush
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are all so glad you could join us today, with thoughts of love and cheery days ahead! Today I am sharing a colorful card I created to capture that wonderful feeling of being in love, like a rush of fluttering butterflies! Take a look!

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Tiny butterflies float across the page in a swoosh of color and dimension. I used the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and the Love Stitch Circle to create a tiny 3D effect.

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Adding the butterflies is the fun part! Once you have all your Lepidoptera cut, carefully fold them in half and arrange them on your card.

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To adhere the butterflies to your card, all you need is a small splotch of glue right in the center. Once the butterfly is in place, gently hold the wings together and use the end of your craft tweezers to press down right in the center for a moment while your glue becomes tacky and sets in place. I like to use Aleene's original tacky glue because it dries so quickly, and has a nice small tip for gluing tiny little cuts.

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Once the butterflies are dry, you can open and close their wings! You can lay the wings flat to slide into an envelope, or close them for a fluttery effect!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

 

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Sun 04

Shaker Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and happy Sunday to you! Congratulations to all the Blog Blitz winners!

I have fun shaker card to share with you today: using the new Heart Confetti Collage and Valentine Fairies Clear Stamp Set.

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 I have a layer of fun foam under my front panel then clear acrylic ( not pictured). I used shimmer water color paint to paint my back panel.

After I filled the hearts with sequins I added my painted panel. Then placed the painted panel over the filled, fun foam.

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 The fun foam is just the right height for adding a few sequins. When all the layers were complete I added it to pink cardstock.

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Simple Shaker with pretty pinks and soft sequins. Hope you like it! The envelops I use, are from Birch Press Design.

Poppystamps has so many darling new dies right now that are so simple to use and in my opinion cut like butter! 

Hope you have a blessed week!

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Sat 03

Stitched Heart Curve..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, showing how I used this beautiful "Stitched Heart Curve border" die ..to make a frame for my card today..

 

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I have used a rough 6.1/2" square card piece ..worked out so easy! just matched up the corners as shown.. Next adhered to green card and  cut around the outer edge with scissors. 

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Cut this "Rose Frame" in white card and coloured the roses with Pro Markers.

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Next I cut a frame with"Pointed Square frames" adhered to the Rose square, then onto the reverse I used thin strips of foam tape..Next adhered to a slightly larger square of red card and adhered to the Heart frame as shown...the centre has been stamped using "Valentine Fairies" clear stamps from Poppystamps..I have framed this using "Doubled Stitched  Circle frames"..  finished with red gem hearts.

Hope you like my idea of using a border die and thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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