Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Twinery and Poppystamps Blog Hop!




Hello friends and welcome to the first of two days of fabulous blog hops with The Twinery and Poppystamps!  I was so excited to work with Poppystamps dies and twine and hope you are inspired by the projects you see over the next couple of days!
Before getting started, I must apologize for the quality of these photos - I shot all of these this week expecting to be able to edit them as I usually do but I am having a lot of problems with iPhoto crashing and can't get any editing done.  I hope you can see the projects beyond the not-so-great photos and I will replace them with edited versions as soon as I can!

The first card showcases the Samirah Butterfly die and I had so much fun popping some of the little circles out.  A side benefit of these wonderful butterflies is really fun confetti!  :)  I layered a piece of floral patterned paper on a red card base and added the gold glitter sentiment, stars, and a coordinating sticker.  I cut two butterflies out of two different shades of pink/coral card stock that matched the patterned paper perfectly and popped out some of the holes.  I wrapped some Rainbow Teal Shimmer twine around the butterfly "bodies" and left the ends loose to make antennae.  I finished by folding the wings of the butterflies up a bit so they pop off of the card.

This week we are actually heading to Missouri for my husband's aunt's funeral.  She has bravely battled cancer for several years and finally went home.  We are so sad but know she's in a better place and is out of pain.  She's up dancing with the angels!  Anyway, I made this card for my mother in law (it was her sister) and hope this can cheer her up just a bit during this tough time.  I used a gradient of blues/greens watercolored over watercolor paper and stamped the sentiment in pale brown ink.  I cut out the flowers using the Fairy Flower die and finished the card with some Solid Natural twine.
Ah, I just love this die - Brevilla Houses - it will be so versatile!!  I layered a piece of patterned paper over a kraft card base and then cut the houses out of woodgrain patterned paper.  I added a coordinating sticker and brads to the card, stamped a sentiment on a coordinating die cut and layered it over some Solid Cappuccino twine.  Love this!



Here is the hop order for today and I hope you find lots of crafty goodness!  Thanks so much for visiting today!

Lezlye Lauterbach - http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/search/label/Poppystamps          
Jean Manis - http://jeanmanis.com/category/poppystamps/                    
Katarina Damm-Blomberg - http://krumeluran.wordpress.com/

35 comments:

  1. So sorry about your husbands aunt. I know the family will love the card you made it shows how much you care!! All of them are beautiful!

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  2. So pretty Jen as always. Hugs, Anita

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  3. I love what you did with the twine and the butterfly dies!!!

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  4. You have my sympathy at the loss of your aunt-in-law. She is in a better place and will be watching over you.
    I'm sure your mother-in-law will cherish the card you made her. It is so pretty. Love the row houses. I have to get that for my collection. The butterflies are wonderful with their twine bodies and antennae. Thanks for sharing some beautiful cards. Have a safe trip. txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  5. Lovely cards & the sympathy card is just beautiful.

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    1. I'm sorry about y'all's aunt. I have a friend who will be passing soon and even knowing they won't be in pain, it still hurts. The fact you took time to make a beautiful card is very touching. May you all have peace at this time

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  6. Hugs amigaaaaa, I love all your cards!!!! Really beautiful, I think third is my favorite :)

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  7. hermosas creaciones,la de las casitas espectacular,..

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  8. Lovely cards--I like your use of these dies and the twine.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  9. all your cards are really beautiful! but the second was my favorite, i love the withe cards!

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  10. Your cards are all beautiful! I love all the ways you have used the twine for accents. Wrapping it around the butterflies is such a cute idea and the little coil behind the sentiment on the pretty house one. Your sympathy one is lovely. My condolences to you and your husband and family on the loss of his aunt. Safe travels.

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  11. Those are great, Love how you photograph your cards. very cool!!

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  12. Very cute cards. My favorite is the last one. Well done.

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  13. Wow, your cards are so beautiful! Love the dies you used and the gorgeous twine! I am enjoying this blog hop!

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  14. The brevilla houses are one of my favorites too! Love to see new ideas with this die! Very nice card!

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  15. Beautiful card! Such a great hop!

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  16. Pretty cards and love the paper and cute details on both.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  17. Wonderful cards. These
    dies are so wonderful,
    do love that house die!
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Your cards showcase the dies and twine great! I really like the sympathy card the design and colors are stunning.

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  19. WOW, 3 beautiful cards with 3 different twin applications! I love them all! tfs hugs, Kristina

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  20. Fun seeing all the different ways twine was used.

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  21. Love the way you added twine to the butterflies and such beautiful dies
    And Thank you so much for a chance to win yummy craft goodies.
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    soniasv@rediffmail.com
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  22. Beautiful projects, thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Pretty cards! Love the use of twine with the butterflies, and the Brevilla Houses are on my wish list!

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  24. My goodness, you have outdone yourself. I love them all. Great use of twine, dies...good job!

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  25. I seem to love anything made with the Brevilla Houses but I have to say I adore your butterfly card & the idea of keeping some of the circles in & some out is brilliant

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