73 posts categorized "Poppystamps"

06/22/2016

Wed 22

Plush Anemone in Bloom
by Jean Okimoto

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A felt Plush Anemone thank you card is like a frosty Creamsicle on a hot summer day...refreshingly bright and perfect for any occasion.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here tonight - the late bloomer who finally caught up with the Plush Felt Flowers trend! 

Did you see the great Plush Flowers video by Memory Box's now-famous Dee and Brenda?  It explains - and shows - all you need to know about creating these delightful flowers.  Attach them to cards, layouts, tags and gifts - if they get crushed, they'll bounce right back and be as pretty as ever.  Thanks Brenda and Dee - you did a great job!

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The video recommends a glue gun - but I used tacky glue to keep the flower flat and flexible for the card.   A tiny blob is all you need - just press the felt together for a few seconds while it sets up.

Cut 5 medium and 5 small felt petals and assemble the flower.  Cut the center fringe from black felt - you'll use just half of the strip for this flower.  Attach a narrow strip of double-stick tape along the bottom of the fringe, then coil it into a tight circle.  Trim about ⅛" from  the bottom.  Dip the coiled end into a blob of glue, then press it into the center of the flower.

Attach adhesive label paper or sticker paper to light yellow and green felt and cut some small flowers and a set of leaves.  The paper stabilizes the felt and keeps glue from saturating the little pieces.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Hope and Thank Clear Stamp Set - on green cardstock with Smokey Gray VersaFine.  Attach everything to a dark gray A-2 card.  Add silver sequins.   It'll probably require extra postage...but I think your recipient will appreciate it!

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Thanks for stopping by.  See you in the SUMMER BLISS class at Impress on Saturday the 25th.  Can you believe it's almost the 4th of July?

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05/17/2016

Tue 17

Grand Voyage Balloon
by Donna

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card for you which features the new Grand Voyage Balloon die. This works perfectly with Breezy Clouds Detail Plate.  It's fun to mix the old and the new.

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To create this card begin by die cutting the Grand Voyage BalloonQuilted Balloon Stripes, Curled Ribbons and Breezy Clouds Detail Plate from watercolor paper. Paint the cloud background, balloon, and balloon stripes with watercolors. Stencil over the balloon using Fired Brick distress ink and the Dot Grid stencil.  The bunny is stamped, colored, cut out and glued behind the balloon basket. The sentiment came from a Poppystamps set called Into the Woods, which was stamped on watercolor paper and cut into a banner.  Glue the banner to a toothpick which was stained with Vintage Photo Distress ink. 

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To finish the card adhere the balloon to the cloud background using foam adhesive.  Embellish with clear glass dots. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great week!

Donnasignature

 

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09/27/2015

Sun 27

Ornament Fun
by Jennifer Van Pelt

Hello everyone,

I think this card is THE most favorite card that I have ever made! I had so much fun designing this one! I had an initial idea and as I went it just kept growing...so here it is...I really hope you like it!

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I used the Stunning Spectacles die from Poppystamps for the glasses and several sizes of googly eyes. Who doesn't love googly eyes!

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I used the new Embossed Angel Wings for hair for both the dad and for the mom. The dad and kid's mouths are made from the cut out part of the ornament caps! Oh and I used the two small mustaches from the Memory Box Moustache set to make the mom's mouth!

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I love finding unique ways to use dies...don't you? So tell me in the comments some fun different ways you have found to use Memory Box dies....other than what they were intended to be used as I mean...I can't wait to hear your ideas! JenniferVPsignature(1)

08/29/2015

Sat 29

Interlocking Happy Birthday

 

Hello everyone!

Today I am bringing you a fun card that can be customized for the birthday boy or girl (or man or woman) based on their favorite colors and their name. The base design of the card would remain the same you can just change out the name you put on the ribbon portion of the card and change the colors of paper you select based on the birthday person's favorite colors! Then they get a custom card that and get to feel extra special because you took the time to personalize it just for them. It lets them know that you take the time to notice the little details like...hey orange is James's favorite color, so Aunt Jen made a card using Orange just for James!

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I took a card base and scored it for a gatefold then turned it on it's side. I attached the Stitched Happy Birthday Circle Frame to the larger Open Studio Pinpoint Circle Layers base then using pop dots attached that to the Bottom section of the gate fold.

I then cut out the Upper Case Alphabet Soup and attached the name of the birthday boy to my cut out Ribbon from the largest ribbon from the Poppystamps Classic Ribbons Die set. I then attached that with foam pop dots from the Top section of the gate fold of my card. The sections then close together with each piece sort of floating on top of the base card. It gives dimension to the card and protects the pieces from getting smashed when the card is opened and closed.

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If this were a card for a girl I might add some bling or a ribbon somewhere, but since it was a masculine card I just left it alone. I hope you like the card and that you are staying cool and having fun crafting this summer!

08/11/2015

Tue 11

Watercolored Inlaid Roses

Hey, there!

Today I made a one-layer card featuring a little inlaid die action with one of the new dies and a sentiment from the last PoppyStamp release:

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Memory Box die (English Rose Stem) and PoppyStamps sentiment stamps (Hope & Thanks); Paper: Memory Box cardstock, Canson watercolor paper; Inks: Ranger Archival Ink; Other: Zig watercolor brush markers, Twinkling H20's

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I N S T R U C T I O N S

    1. Make 4.25" x 5.5" card base.
    2. Die cut rose stem from panel of watercolor paper.
    3. Before removing die-cut, place tape on back side of die-cut sheet to keep internal bits of flowers in place.
    4. Remove die-cut and paint background of panel using washes of Twinkling H20's.
    5. Stamp sentiment and heat set.
    6. Paint internal pieces of flowers using Zig watercolor markers.
    7. Highlight flowers with white pen.
    8. Use white pen to create dot trios randomly across card.
    9. Paint die-cut separately, dry, and insert into panel.

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

07/01/2015

Wed 01

Butterfly Trail Mini Perfect Patches

 

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Big congrats to our Butterfly Challenge winners - Justyna and Sonya!  Thanks very much to everyone who entered the challenge - we love your cards and your support.  

Ready for the July Challenge?  Get the details here - can't wait to see your great designs!

Jean Okimoto here this afternoon - yes, still in the butterfly mode.  I love how Butterfly Trail fits perfectly onto half of the Mini Perfect Patches Die to create a tile-ish look.  Fireworks! and Sheer Shimmer Spritzes highlight the Peerless Watercolors, adding a luminous glow.

Memory Box Products

  • Mini Perfect Patches Die 99162
  • Butterfly Trail Stamp E2044
  • Poppystamps Hope and Thanks Clear Stamp Set CL405
  • Pool Notecard 
  • Pool Envelope

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Fireworks! Spritzes - Bahama Blue, Pear Tart, Grape Jelly
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritzes - Gold, Sparkle
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad   
  • VersaMark Inkpad    
  • Memento Bahama Blue Inkpad

The versatile Poppystamps Hope and Thanks Clear Stamps is already one of our favorite 
 greetings set - look at these great phrases:

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Project directions and supply lists are posted over at our Ideas Gallery.

Have you been to the Birch Press site lately?  You'll love their selection of classic, timeless designs - and yes, Peerless Watercolors too!

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Looking for something really cool to do on Friday July 3rd?  Join us for the DIE-VERSITY Class in refreshing AC-d comfort at Impress!  Stencil, emboss, and deconstruct our favorite diecut designs and push some great dies to the max to get the most out of them.  

Thanks for stopping by - join us for one of Marnie's cool designs tomorrow.

Happy 4th!

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06/27/2015

Sat 27

Circle Forest Scene BBQ...

 

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You can plan a BBQ even if it's not your birthday though!  Pam here to celebrate birthdays and Summer with a fun scene card!

I cut a white piece of card-stock 4.25 in. x 11 in., scored and folded it for a top fold card base.  Top fold cards are the easiest to photograph and another photo tip, if you're using natural light, be sure to pull up the blinds!  Open blinds let in light but you'll be amazed how much better it is when you pull them all the way up and out of the way! Your camera will thank you! lol

oops!  Got off track there for a minute, back to the card!

I die cut the Circle Forest Scene parts from cold press watercolor paper.  Then I watercolored them, the grass/trees with Peerless and the grill, houses and clouds with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.

The little curvy fence is from the Wide Open Spaces Open Studio die set. I just trimmed off the bottom...perfect fit!  

 

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I wish I'd  used the Celebrate from this set because it's just enough larger. I didn't see it until I'd already stamped this one from poppystamps Into the Words set.  'It's your birthday' is from the same set. 

I die cut a circle frame to place over the top from the Shaker Circle Frames die set.

Well, I see I goofed.  The Grill has been discontinued!!!  I wouldn't have thought... so think bicycle or golf cart or even the new tractor die!  Sorry about that!

All that's left to do is layer everything up!  I use ATG, Tombow mono multi glue, thin and regular 3L/Scrapbook Adhesives mounting squares.

 

Happy Summer day to you!  Thanks for stopping by!  

 

 

06/26/2015

Fri 26

Blooming Sketch Border Thank You...

 

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Welcome to the blog today!  Pam here to share a pretty floral border thank you card with you.

I started by stamping the beautiful Blooming Sketch Border stamp with Ranger Archival Black ink  on watercolor paper and coloring with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.

After it was dry, I die cut the panel with the largest rectangle die from the Cross Stitched Frame Borders die set and layered it to an A2 card base.

 

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I embossed the poppystamps Thank You sentiment with super fine white embossing powder on a black banner and stamped the friend sentiment directly on the watercolor paper with the MISTI stamp tool. Both are from the Hope and Thanks set.

I die cut the Pennington Rose Border die in white card-stock but just used the right end and one other rose from the cut to embellish above the banner. I added a few enamel dots in green.  I love the fun touch the dots add to the mix.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a creative, relaxing Summer weekend!

 

06/09/2015

Tue 09

Thank You with a Row of Poppies

Welcome back to the Memory Box Design Team blog - so glad you're here!

Today's card features the new Row of Poppies die and a sentiment from my favorite new PoppyStamps clear stamp set Hope and Thanks.

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Stamp: Hope and Thanks (PoppyStamps); Inks: Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Orange Zest (PTI); Dies: Row of Poppies, Cascadia Butterfly Trio (Memory Box); Accents: gems

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I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Make 3.5" x 5" cardbase.
  2. Cut panel of PP and adhere to card.
  3. Die cut Row of Poppies and adhere.
  4. Die cut two small butterflies and apply ink with foam tool (lightest color in the center, getting gradually darker as you reach the edges).
  5. Adhere butterflies with glue dots and adhere small gems. 
  6. Layer inks on sentiment stamp and impress on white card stock. 
  7. Trim sentiment (centered) to .5" x 4.5" and cut ends to banner points.
  8. Score approximately .75" and 1" from each end, bend on score lines and add piece of foam dimensional tape to center of banner; adhere to card.
I love these bright colors and the contrast!
 
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! 

Deborah

05/26/2015

Tue 26

Sunrise Poppy on a Postage Stamp

Hello and welcome back to the Memory Box Design Team blog!

Today's card features two new dies, (Sunrise Poppy and Postage Assemblage) a sentiment from that fantastic new PoppyStamps clear stamp set Hope and Thanks, and some more of the retired Sprout 6x6 patterned paper that I've been hoarding.

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Paper: retired Spruce 6x6 patterned paper (Memory Box); Stamp: Hope and Thanks (PoppyStamps); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black (Imagine Crafts); Dies: Sunrise Poppy, Postage Assemblage (Memory Box); Accents: enamel dots (MME), ribbon (Offrey); Other: foam dimensional tape

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I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Make 4" x 5.5" cardbase.
  2. Cut panel of PP and mat of cardstock; adhere panel to mat.
  3. Wrap matted panel with ribbon and adhere on back, then adhere to card front.
  4. Die cut one postage stamp, stamp sentiment, and set aside.
  5. Die cut top poppy twice (one each from PP and cardstock). 
  6. Adhere cardstock outline of poppy to postage stamp; follow with PP interior die cuts of PP.
  7. Stamp sentiment.
  8. Adhere enamel dots.
  9. Mount postage stamp die cut using foam dimensional tape.
You can literally make this card in under ten minutes but your recipient will never guess. (Shhhh - it'll be our little secret - hee-hee!)
 
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! 

Deborah