Poppystamps August Challenge: Beyond Borders

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August is here with a brand new challenge over on the Poppystamps blog, Beyond Borders! You can get all the details and play along with our challenge for a chance to win an amazing prize from Poppystamps right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

Take a look at how I was inspired this month!

Autumn is nipping at our heels, even in this crazy heat! Soon kids will be packing up their backpacks and the leaves will start to turn! I wanted to capture the idea of trees and leaves expanding over the borders of the seasons, with these pretty pattern pieces cut from the Pretty Stitches dies.

If you have never worked with edge dies before, Poppystamps owner Dave Brethauer has created a beautiful video tutorial that you can find over on the Poppystamps blog. Dave created his pretty border edges by cutting six dies at once, then fitting them together like a jigsaw puzzle. To create my border edge, I cut each die separately, then layered each one on top of the other on my blue card stock base.

It doesn’t matter if the edges are sloppy or uneven, since they will all be trimmed evenly with one cut of the guillotine to fit neatly inside my pretty Pointed Rectangle Frame.

Once the edges and frame were smoothly adhered, I added the Birch Tree and a few Stitched Oak tree leaves, spilling down beyond the borders.

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you’ll create! Just make a card or project using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp and share your concept of Beyond Borders! Link it up over at the Poppystamps blog, and see more great inspiration from our design team!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Sending Good Things with Poppystamps!

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Today I’m over on the Poppystamps blog with this pretty CAS purple rose. You can see how I made it, and see more great inspiration and ideas over at Poppystamps right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

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Little Luxe Love with Poppystamps

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I’m over on the Poppystamps blog today with a little salute to summer! You can see my card over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

While you’re there, check out our June challenge, Rainbow Wishes!  Leave a little love too!

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Night Faeries with Poppystamps

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this colorful card I created using the Magnificent Mini Faeries! You can take a closer look over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

Drop by and leave a little love!

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Poppystamps June Challenge: Rainbow Wishes

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Welcome to the Poppystamps June Challenge, Rainbow Wishes! June is all about beautiful rainbow color, and you are going to see some amazing ideas from our design team over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

What’s a better time for good wishes than on your birthday?! I created a bright and colorful birthday card using a few of my new favorite inks, Distress Oxide Inks. I just picked up this set while traveling recently, and this is the first chance I’ve had to give them a go. Take a look!

Have you seen this new trend, and have you tried Distress Oxide Inks yet? Distress Oxide Inks blend color, layers, and water to create beautiful unique patterns and add a fun new dimension to your cardmaking. There are so many ways to use them, you’ll be amazed. I started with a simple technique and achieved great results.

I started by stamping the ink pad directly onto a flat craft mat a few times, then giving it a little spritz of water. Then I smooshed a small square of watercolor paper right into the inky puddle, added a few drops of water to my paper and dried it with a heat gun. From there, you can add as many layers of ink and water as you like. I only used one color on each square, and made one square for each set of balloons I would cut.

The ink dries in these colorful, swirly patterns, thanks to the swirling and moving water droplets. They work perfectly for blending into a rainbow too, creating bright, pure color without muddling. Once my squares were dry, I cut out the Pinpoint Balloons and the Happy Birthday Bold.

Trying to figure out how to arrange the balloons was the hardest part! Omar Kitty came up to give me a hand!

Eventually I decided on a single row of different sized balloons, creating a rainbow. I’ll be using the rest of balloons in another project!

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see your Rainbow Wishes! Create a Rainbow Wishes themed card using at least one Poppystamps stamp or die and link it up over at the Poppystamps blog for your chance to win an amazing prize!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Morning Has Broken

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this card created by dies from our brand new May release! You can find more great inspiration and ideas, leave a comment for a chance to win, and enter our May challenge, Flower Power, all on the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

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Magical Faerie at Poppystamps

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Today I’m over on the Poppystamps blog with this glittery magical faerie! We’d love it if you popped on over to take a look right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

While you’re there, check out our brand new May challenge, Flower Power! There’s so much going on this month, you won’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks so much for joining me today!