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11 posts from January 2011

Mon 31

just a note

Hello everyone! Here is a card that I made using the lovely aiko appleblossom.


Isn't she cute? I used the beautiful dancing willow to help me build this little scene. The patterned paper is from the enchanted collection by Memory Box and the sentiment is just a note (B851) also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by! =)




Thu 27

missing you

Hello, everyone! I made a card using the lovely catie cupcake and a couple of stamps from Memory Box to share with you today.


Instead of letting catie holding the cupcake, I punched out some butterflies and glued a mini one on her hand. I inked up the Faded Words (B860) from Memory Box with different distress inks, misted them with water before I stamped them on watercolor paper. The missing you (A852) sentiment is also from Memory Box.

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Mon 24

For you

Hello everyone! Here is a card that I made using the adorable peggy polka dot and johnny jumper.


I thought it would be fun to make it looks like johnny jumper is giving peggy polka dot a daisy. Don't they look cute together? =) I cut out the daisy from petunia petals. The patterned paper is from the Sprout collection by Memory Box.

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Thu 20

thinking of you

Hello everyone! I have a little thinking of you card to share with you today.


Here is how I made the main image piece. I pressed broken china and peeled paint distress inks on my craft sheet, spritzed some water on the inks then dragged a piece of water color paper through the ink pool. I love using this technique to make one of a kind backgrounds.

The versatile peach blossom poem is then stamped using peeled paint distress ink. I then stamped the beautiful peony branch with vintage photo distress ink. Just a very simple card. Hope you like it!


Thanks for stopping by!




Mon 17

Giveaway Winner

Announcing the winner of the giveaway- we have chosen a lucky winner for the contest last week! 


We used random.org to choose a random winner - which is Pegg, who wrote:

"I'm loving the Poppy cards you are posting (I love every card you make not just these).. but you really enable. I want to buy every stamp you use on your cards!"

Pegg - please email us a list of 12 poppystamps images that you'd like to own - you just won them for free!

So nice to see everyone's comments - keep your eye on the blog for all of Alice's wonderful ideas - and some more giveaways!


Mon 17


Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! =) I have a little circle card for you today.


I used the adorable peggy polka dot for my card. You know she is cute when you hear her name. =) I stamped the Twizzle Tree (E1284) from Memory Box on the patterned paper behind her. The patterned paper is from the Enchanted collection also by Memory Box.

That's all for now. Hope your week is off to an awesome start! =)




Thu 13

you make my world happy

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week. I have a happy spring-ish card to share with you today.


I used the super cute fred frolic for this card. Isn't he adorable? He is such a delightful character. I paired him with the cute running pup. I was going for a early spring kind of feel. =) The patterned paper is from the Frond collection by Memory Box.

Don't forget to check out this post for a giveaway, there are a few more days to enter!

Thanks for stopping by!




Mon 10

mini thank you cards with suki sweetheart and a giveaway!

Happy Monday, all! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Here are two mini thank you cards that I made using the adorable suki sweetheart.


I first inked the card bases with wild honey and barn door distress inks then stamped peach blossom poem with tattered rose for subtile backgrounds.


The rectangles are inked with bundled sage, forest moss and wild honey distress inks first and then the beautiful bamboo shoot is stamped with crushed olive distress ink.


The lovely suki sweetheart are colored with Copic markers, cut out then pop dotted over the bamboo shoot panels.

Now, let's move on to the giveaway. =) We are giving away 12 poppystamps to a lucky winner. Yes, 12 poppystamps of the winner's choice! All you need to do is comment on this post and we will pick a random winner and announce it on 17th of January. You have until January 16th at 11:59 PM PST to enter this giveaway. Good luck! =)

Thanks for stopping by!




Sat 08

Valentine Greetings

Let your Poppytamps multi-task and create a contemporary Valentine card.  Layer three versatile Asian Collection stamps - 272B Love, 255G Tiled Background and 258G Checker Background - and add the luster of Daffodil Pearl Stickers for a simple heartfelt greeting.

Soiree Jupiter, Antique Gold and Opal Shimmer Cardstock colors are are featured here  - but the layout would also be great for a wedding or anniversary card in Soiree shades of Silver, Twinkle or Quartz.

P1020770 P1020769   P1020772

Here are the instructions for this card:

Poppystamps Products

  • 272B Love
  • 255G Tiled Background
  • 258G Checkered Background

Memory Box Products

  • Holly Berry Cardstock
  • Soiree Jupiter Shimmer Cardstock
  • Soiree Antique Gold Shimmer Cardstock
  • Soiree Opal Shimmer Cardstock (5.5" square card)
  • Soiree Cherry Matte Cardstock
  • Daffodil Pearl Stickers

Other Supplies

  • VersaFine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • Brilliance Graphite Black Inkpad
  • Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Dauber
  • EK Success Heart Punch
  • EK Success Lines and Dots Edger Punch


  • Stamp Checkered Background on Holly Berry Cardstock with Onyx Black and emboss  it
  • Trim it to 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" and ink the edges with Graphite Black
  • Stamp Tiled Background on Soiree Cherry Cardstock with Graphite Black and dry the ink
  • Punch a heart from the stamped image 
  • Punch an additional heart from scrap cardstock and layer the hearts for dimension
  • Ink the edges of the layered hearts with Graphite Black
  • Cut a 4-1/8" square of Soiree Jupiter Cardstock and stamp Love near the bottom right corner with Graphite Black
  • Dry the ink
  • Punch Lines and Dots on Soiree Antique Gold Cardstock and trim it to 1-1/2" x 2-1/8"
  • Assemble the card and attach Daffodil Pearl Stickers 

Have fun with this card - and be sure to use your Poppystamps for great designs throughout the New Year!  Valentine's Day seems to come - and go - so quickly each year.  Here's a link to InKollage, my Memory Box blog, for more Valentine card ideas.




Thu 06

a happy hello

Hi all! It's Alice. I am so happy that Dave has invited me to join the poppystamps team. Thank you so much for the opportunity, Dave! =)


I made this card using the lovely Fred Frost. I colored him with Copic markers and inked the piece with wild honey distress ink while the paper was still in the die. The patterned paper is from the Tinsel collection by Memory Box. I love that I can use papers from this collection for an everyday card! Please visit my blog for the details.

Thanks for stopping by! =)