Poppystamps: Woodland Fawn

I shared my Poppystamps project using the new Woodland Fawn die in this post. I couldn’t resist playing with the die some more, pairing it with another die from the brand-new collection of 74 dies and 20 cling stamps.

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The diamond background is subtle but makes the card so elegant. I carefully adhered the background to a cardstock base with Glossy Accents, placing a drop on each of the diamond points and along the edge.

For the center “ornament” I placed the fawn die inside a circle die, using washi tape to keep them together, and cut Juniper cardstock. I then adhered the metallic fawn, which I’d cut separately, inside the circle, adding its scarf to the top.

You have until September 20th to comment on all of the new release aka “blog blitz” posts on the Poppystamps blog to win a die or stamp. I’ll be back tomorrow with another new release project that I’ll be sharing on the Poppystamps blog.

Pinspired Challenge #17

Welcome! It’s time for another Pinspired Challenge. The photo is for you to interpret anyway you want. Be inspired by the colors, the style, the theme – it’s up to you!

This challenge is sponsored by Whisker Graphics. The winner will receive three large spools of Divine Twine™ Bakers Twine in blue solid, deep pink solid and green solid.

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For my card, I was inspired by the quilting theme and the colors. And since it’s fall, I added some fall elements with the apple bucket and use of brown and woodgrain.

Now, it’s your turn. Head on over to the Pinspired Challenges blog to see the creations from the rest of the “Pin Heads” and find out the details for playing along. Three runner ups will be chosen and win a “Pin Pal” badge for their blog. The winner will win a “Pin Perfect” badge for their blog along with the prize from Whisker Graphics. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Supplies: Lily Bee patterned paper; VersaMagic inks

Halloween Ghosts

Today, I’m sharing a Halloween card crafted from a design of Kristina Werner’s from last year’s Online Card Classes Kickstart class.

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Kristina’s card was rectangular and featured a single ghost. I replaced the single ghost with this trio from Memory Box, cut from glitter paper. I also decided to eliminate the bottom section of Kristina’s design – this card is 4 1/2″ square. I’ve used dimensional adhesive on the ghosts and on the panel with the circle cut out. Unfortunately, my photo doesn’t show the dimension particularly well.

I’ve got several newly released Halloween paper pads in my stash that I’m looking forward to using this month and next. Growing up, Halloween colors were black and orange. Now we’ve got the traditional colors, as well as purple and green. I like having the additional variety for crafting!

Rainy Day: A Poppystamps Project

Today, I’m sharing a Poppystamps project. We’ve had a spectacular summer in the Pacific Northwest, but all good things do come to an end, and rainy days are just around the corner. For this card, I wanted to create a warm, inviting interior that said, “Even if it’s raining, it’s still cheery inside my home.”

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I know that an open umbrella is considered “bad luck” by some. I just couldn’t resist adding a bright pop of color to the scene.

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The chair was stamped on patterned paper and die cut with its matching die. I paper pieced the pillow.

Late Summer: A Poppystamps Project

Today I’m sharing a creation for Poppystamps. I’ve had the idea for this card in my head for quite awhile. There’s a place where we walk Ginger, our golden retriever, that I wanted to capture on a card.

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Taking some artistic license, I added the birds for a seasonal touch. We’ve been seeing both crows and red-winged blackbirds in abundance recently, and the bit of licorice cardstock helps anchor the brighter colors. To capture the grasses in the photo, I used Squash and Meadow cardstock cut with the grassland border die.

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I’m still waxing poetic about summer as autumn approaches. While I love the colors of the fall, I like the colors of summer, too. And I’ve always liked primary colors, although I added a few fish cut from Mango cardstock, deviating from the blue/yellow/red color scheme of this card created with one of my favorite sentiments.

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Have a terrific weekend!

Out the Window: A Poppystamps Project

Today, I’m sharing a card created for Poppystamps. Even though the season is about to change, I’m still clinging to this last month of summer (those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are probably ready for spring!). I’m not quite ready to say “good-bye” to blooming flowers, sunny days, or the bright colors of the summer season.

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In order to fit in the pieces I wanted to include on the card, I decided to “cut” the window/shutter combination at the top. Rather than leave the raw edge, I scored the pieces and folded them back on themselves. That way, there’s a finished edge along the top.

I didn’t originally plan to have the flowers by the watering can. However, after I had all the pieces of the card in place, I decided a few flowers peeking through the fence would help with the depth of field I was trying to create and visually anchor the watering can.

Pinspired Challenge #15

Welcome! It’s time for another Pinspired Challenge. The photo is for you to interpret anyway you want. Be inspired by the colors, the style, the theme – it’s up to you!

Kiwi Lane is offering the winner of this challenge a $25 gift certificate to their online store.

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For my card, I was inspired by the theme and the colors! I created the birds’ nest out of cut pieces of the Grapevine Wreath die, which I glued together in layers. I’d love to take credit for such a clever idea, but I found the idea on the blog of Pam Sparks. If you haven’t visited her site or seen her work before, you’re in for a treat!

Now, it’s your turn. Head on over to the Pinspired Challenges blog to see the creations from the rest of the “Pin Heads” and find out the details for playing along. Three runner ups will be chosen and win a “Pin Pal” badge for their blog. A winner, who will also be chosen by the “Pin Heads,” will win a “Pin Perfect” badge for their blog along with the prize from Kiwi Lane. We can’t wait to see your creations!

SCC2: Shaker Card

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I’m still working through the material from the Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2. This shaker card, shared by Kelly Marie Alvarez of Lawn Fawn during the second week of class, is one of the projects that I passed up during class.

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The trickiest, and most time consuming, aspect of this card was cutting the foam rings and adhering them to one another and their front and back pieces. It was tricky mainly because you want to make sure the pieces are well adhered and in line with one another. Kelly Marie had Copic-colored the balloons and created custom shaker elements. I simplified this project by choosing patterned papers from the Studio Calico Atlantic pad and using their matching sequins for the shaker elements. 🙂

Star Card: Two Versions

I’m still working through material from the Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2. The class provided a lot of fantastic inspiration that will keep me busy for weeks. I’m sharing two versions of the same design using one of the sketches from the third week.

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On my first card, I followed the instructions from Kristina Werner’s class video for adding the twine. The baker’s twine is looped around the back, but the top and bottom sections were done separately. I consider this card to be the “hers” version (using some of the principles and ideas learned in the Online Card Classes His & Hers class).

Because this is a relatively easy card to make, I couldn’t resist making a “his” version. I tied the twine the way that Shari Carroll had done on the card she shared in the class. The twine is three separate pieces that are just taped onto the card back. So much easier than looping around! I added the dashed line, like Kristina had done on her card, as the natural twine on the kraft cardstock called for something extra on the card.

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