Party Essentials Digital Stamp from Power Poppy

Party Essentials by Power PoppyI’m notorious for sending cards late, assuming that I even manage to get them in the mail at all. You’d think that a card maker would be leading the campaign to bring snail mail back into everyday life. But I seem to have a real disconnect between making cards and actually sending them. It’s not like I hoard them – once I make them, I rarely look at them again. Furthermore, I’m not one of those people — and YOU know who you are! — who expects the recipient to lovingly cherish and proudly display my cards forever in a place of honor on the fireplace mantle.

I send it. It’s yours. Do with it what you want. End of story.

So it’s hardly a surprise that I still haven’t sent a birthday card to my oldest friend whose birthday was June 12th. My saving grace is that she never sends mine on time either. It’s our thing and it’s a natural part of the rhythm of a nearly half century friendship.

Luckily, Marcella included some fun birthday images in this week’s release as part of Power Poppy’s Digital Blitz. This image is from the Party Essentials digital stamp set which also includes two other images and four birthday related sentiments, none of which I used here. Why? Well, because I forgot to add one of the sentiments from the set when I printed the image so I had to rummage through my stash and rethink my original design. So I added one of the sentiments from Cozy Cupfuls  (which is actually a winter holiday stamp set) to the front and picked a sentiment from Layer Cake for the inside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Party Essentials by Power Poppy

Bottom line – I get to show off one of Power Poppy’s new releases AND I have a birthday card that might actually make it into the mail.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Mexican Poppy; Happy Hooray by Pebbles
Stamps: Party Essentials (*) by Power Poppy; Cozy Cupfuls (*) by Power Poppy; Layer Cake (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versafine in Onyz Black
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YG11, YG13, BG10, B000, B01, B05, RV11, RV13, RV14, BV000, BV00

New Class! Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00PM – 3:00 PM – Photo Scraps featuring Lawn Fawn

Join me for a Toadally Awesome Copic coloring class featuring stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn.  In this workshop you’ll complete three cards suitable for a happy event or celebration. All necessary techniques are taught in class – the Copic coloring is super simple. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today!

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • Y00: Barium Yellow
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YG11: Mignonette
  • G00: Jade Green
  • G02: Spectrum Green
  • R32: Peach
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • E51: Milky White
  • E55: Light Camel
  • E57: Light Walnut
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Tape runner adhesive
  • Double-sided tape (I used Copic X-Press It High Tack Tape)
  • Liquid glue (I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors

Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn

Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn

Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn

Challenge Links: Lawn Fawn Fanatics

Happy Birdie by RubberMoon

I recently taught a Copic class at The Queen’s Ink featuring this adorable stamp set from RubberMoon Stamps. This is a great set for students who are just starting with Copic coloring because the only technique necessary is basic blending. The stamp set includes one sentiment so I supplemented it with a sentiment stamp set from Penny Black.

I knew that I wanted to use a bright color scheme, but I made these cards in late December, long before the spring product lines were available. So I used traditional plaids and polka dots from Jolly Christmas by Authentique, allowing me to use up a holiday paper stash on spring time cards.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps

CARD 1

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps

CARD 2

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps

CARD 3

SUPPLIES

CARD 1
Paper:
Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Jolly Christmas One (*) by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Admiral
Stamps:
Happy Birdie Stamp Set (*) by RubberMoon; Happy Thoughts (*) by Penny Black
Die:
Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics:
Y02, Y15, Y19 (bird); B32, B35, B37, Y02, Y15, Y19, R35, R37, R59, YG06, YG09 (books); C4 (wheel)

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Jolly Christmas Three (*) by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Red Devil
Stamps: Happy Birdie Stamp Set (*) by RubberMoon; Happy Thoughts (*) by Penny Black
Die: Postage Stamp Stacklets (*) by Taylored Expressions
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19 (bird); B32, B35, B37, Y02, Y15, Y19, R35, R37, R59, YG06, YG09 (books)

CARD 3
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Jolly Christmas One (*) by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Admiral
Stamps:
Happy Birdie Stamp Set (*) by RubberMoon
Die: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Stitched Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19 (bird); B32, Y15, R35, R37, R59, YG06, YG09 (flower); YG06, YG09, Y02 (grass)

New Class! Everyday Greetings – February 27, 2018 at the Queen’s Ink

I’m returning to the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, February 27th to teach a Copic marker card class.  In this workshop, we’ll make three cards featuring stamps from RubberMoon and sentiments from Penny Black. The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • Y02 – Canary Yellow
  • Y15 – Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19 – Napoli Yellow
  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • B32 – Pale Blue
  • B34 – Manganese Blue
  • B37 – Antwerp Blue
  • R35 – Coral
  • R37 – Carmine
  • R59 – Cardinal
  • C4 – Cool Gray No. 4
  • 0 – Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors, foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps

 

Reminder! Hearts and Flowers Copic Class- January 30, 2018 at the Queen’s Ink

Just a reminder that I’ll be at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, January 30th to teach a Copic marker class featuring stamps and sentiments from Power Poppy. In this workshop, we’ll make three cards featuring the beautiful images and sentiments in the Folk Heart stamp set. The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class.

Seats are limited, so sign up today!

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • Y02 – Canary Yellow
  • E35 –  Chamois (you can substitute any medium brown)
  • RV52 – Cotton Candy
  • RV63 – Begonia
  • RV66 – Raspberry
  • BG10 – Cool Shadow
  • BG11 – Moon White
  • BG13 – Mint Green
  • BG15 – Aqua
  • 0 – Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors (we’ll be fussy cutting one image), foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape. Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard will be used for embellishment.

Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power PoppyRowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power Poppy