August Challenge with House of Cards

Hello Everyone!

It’s time for another fun challenge at House of Cards, and we have a great inspiration for you this month!

We’d like to see your ideas using patterned paper, and/or this bright and bold color palette!

Patterned Paper and/or Colors

You can get all the information, and link up your Patterned Paper project over at The House of Cards blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com
I found a nice piece of beautiful hand-made marbled paper in my scrap paper box! I carefully cut it out in this intricate honeycomb pattern using the Birch Press Honeybee Layer A! Usually, when I cut patterns like this, most of the little hexagons stay within the paper frame. But this time, because marbled paper like this is so thin, all the tiny hexagons flew all over the place, and I had to carefully gather them up and reassemble them like a puzzle. It was NOT easy with all those swirly lines and whorls. Originally I was going to add little bees, but then decided on the tiny boat instead, to go with this wavy blue pattern, which reminds me of Japanese wave paper. I focused the pattern paper on the background, and made the Poppystamps Wooden Rowboat in blue and white.

Take a look at what our design team has created for you this month!

Cohenna | Donna | Em
Jane | Judy | Karen
You can see beautiful projects from our design team all month long! Please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up! 
Thanks so much for joining us today!
Live your life in color!

 

 

 

 

Poppystamps and Birch Press Design Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our Birch Press and Poppystamps Blog Hop! Today our Poppystamps design team is showcasing beautiful projects created with Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs! You can start at the beginning of the hop over on the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

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Fall has arrived, and with it, cooler weather and bright swirling leaves! I used the Poppystamps Leafy Breeze and Majestic Maple, along with the Honeybee Layers A, B, and C to create this autumn charm.

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TWO lucky winners will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift certificate! All you have to do is leave a comment before October 9th. The winners will be announced on the Poppystamps Blog October 11th.

Let’s get hopping! Take a look at what the design team has created for you today! Your next stop on the blog is the AMAZING Olga!

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Angel Rivera
Ilona Zbieg
Irena Kowalczyk
Jeanne Jachna
Jinny Newlin
LaurieSchmidlin
Lezlye Lauterbach
Marybeth Lopez
Michele Henderson – that’s me!
Olga Direktorenko – she’s next!
Patty Tanuz
Sue McRae
Tracey McNeely
Birch Press Design Blog

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

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Poppystamps and Birch Press Design Blog Hop

Poppy & Birch Press Blog Hop Aug 23

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Poppystamps and Birch Press Design Blog Hop! Today our designers are sharing their creations made with gorgeous Poppystamps and Birch Press Design products!

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Today, I’m using the amazing die set from Birch Press Design to create this brilliant honeycomb pattern. Each full set contains three dies that you can mix and match to create amazing textured patterns, or you can use them individually for a completely new look!

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To create this colorful elephant card, I started with the Birch Press Design Honey Bee Layer A, B, and C in shades of baby blue and turquoise. They three cut panels were adhered to a limey green card base. It looks gorgeous and it feeeeeels amazing!

I added the Stitched Elephant, Pinpoint Balloons, and Water Spouts, all from Poppystamps.

We want you to know we think you’re all winners – so we’re offering FREE SHIPPING (USA only) on all die orders from Birch Press Design. What a great time to try out these new dies! You can see all the layered dies here.

Poppystamps.com is having a special sale for you too! You can also enter the code “FRESH” at Poppystamps for an additional 20% items already on sale (go to the SUMMER SALE page to see the great deals)! Click here to go shopping! As a bonus, free shipping on Poppystamps orders from August 23 through Aug 28!

What’s a blog hop without a little blog candy? All you need to do is comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate! You have until midnight, Aug. 27th US EST to leave a comment, and the winner will be announced August 29th!

Take a look at what the design team has created for you today!

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Ilona Zbieg

Irena Kowalczyk

Jeanne Jachna

Jinny Newlin

JJ Bolton

Lezlye Lauterbach

Marybeth Lopez

Michele Henderson – that’s me!

Olga Direktorenko

Pam Simpson

Patty Tanuz

Sue McRae

Yoonsun Hur

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There’s so much going on over at Poppystamps you won’t want to miss a thing! I can’t wait to be inspired by our creative team, so I better get hopping too! Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Olga Direktorenko!

Thank you for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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