I am excited to be
part of the Poppystamps Design Team. I
hope you enjoy my first submission. This
card can be used for a variety of occasions.
The inside can be left blank for writing or a greeting can be
This card can be used for pet sympathy card, hello, thinking of you, and thank you. I have added a few stamps in the product listing to give you an idea of sentiments.
Tip: Think of ways to use your dies in new ways. For example, in this card I show you how to use a Poppystamps Madison Bench die to create a chair and a stem with leaves to create leaves for the tree.
Supplies you will need:
Madison Park Bench (881)
Pouncing Cat (876)
Tall Stem (853)
Memory Box Dies:
Dancing Butterflies (98576)
Resting Birds (98527)
Orchard Tree Frame (98300)
Debutante Frame (98297)
Memory Box Paper:
Mocha (10N Notecard 33027)
SH-Vanilla Bean (44044)
Miniature pearls in pastel colors,
adhesives (glue, tape, circles or dots), scissors or paper trimmer to cut paper
small enough to run through a die-cut machine, die-cut machine, ink for
stamping greeting inside card (if desired). Chalks to color sunset for background of frame.
Prepare the frame:
Using Vanilla Bean sheet
paper run the Orchard Tree Frame through your die cutting machine. Do not attach them together yet.
Step 2: Using white card stock run the Debutante
Frame through the die cutting machine.
Begin to create the background sunset by using pastel chalks (although you could get a similar effect with watercolor brush and ink).
I began by creating the sun then blending purple, pink, red, orange down around the sun. Then I added a blue extending down to meet the green area of the grass. Carefully attach the Debutante Frame background to the Mocha A10 card stock.
Step 3: Using both Kraft and Vanilla Bean sheet paper
cut the Madison Park Bench (the bench end [twice] n Vanilla Bean and the
seating area [once] in Kraft). Cut (and
you may have to do this on a bit of curve) the seating area in half. Assemble the chair and cut away seating area
as appropriate once you line up the ends of the bench.
Step 4: Attach the bench to the Debutant Frame. Then add the Orchard Tree frame on top. I used some small dots of adhesive for
positioning and then added liquid glue to secure.
Step 5: Die cut the Pouncing Cat in Vanilla Bean and
position it toward the tree (pick a place where you will add a bird (see
Prepare the tree).
Prepare the tree:
Step 1: Die cut in Jack-o-lantern (or you could use
Mango) sheet paper the Dancing Butterflies.
Cut again with Sunflower sheet paper.
Step 2: Die cut in Blueberry sheet paper the Resting
Step 3: Die cut the Tall Stem 3 times. Then taking
fine paper scissors detach the leaves from the steam.
Step 4: Attach your butterflies, birds, and leaves.
Step 5: Add miniature pastel pearls (optional).
If a greeting is desired stamp it inside the card now and your card is complete!