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34 posts from October 2013

Thu 31

Thank You So Much

As Christmas draws ever closer, it will soon be time to send a few Christmas thank you cards for those extra special gifts, and I thought this one would be just right.

Thank You So Much

I used a couple of my favorite embossing folders to texture the card base and the front of the tag. I layered the textured tag to another tag for dimension.  I cut two of the Climbing Vine dies, snipped one of them shorter, and wove them through the Garden Trellis.  After adhering this to the tag front, I added the Small Blooming Poinsettia in the bottom left corner.  I stamped the "Thank You So Much" cling stamp on a piece of white card stock and cut it down to a small tag size.  I added some sparkly tulle and tied it with red twine, looping the twine through the small tag before tying.  After adding a few gem stones for bling, I adhered the tag to the card base, and the card is finished!  Thanks again for stopping by! 

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Thu 31

Vellum Poinsettia

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I wanted to create a translucent effect for the poinsettias by using some vellum.  I like how they turned out.  I started with a card base 6 1/2 by 5 inches.  I like working with the bigger sized cards as I find it easier to add bits and pieces without it looking too busy.  I then added a 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 embossed layer which I sponged with some red ink and to that added another embossed layer sized at 6 x 4 1/2 inches.  I cut out my poinsettias and leaves and sponged the edges to give it more of a "life-like" appearance.  I then added some rhinestones to the centre and dabbed a bit of Stickles glitter glue.  My sentiment was a circle of paper to which I punched out the holes around the edge and stamped the words onto.  I then added more bling around the corners of the card and voila it was finished.

Poppystamps has such a wonderful selection of dies.  The Christmas dies are stunning and so very easy to work with.  They cut really well and are wonderfully detailed.  There is a huge selection of dies and a nice selection of  both cling stamps and wood stamps.  Go to Poppystamps to check it out.  In case you like the digital format, there are tons of digital stamps on their site as well for purchase.  Just click on the "Digital" tab to have a look.


Wed 30

May your holidays Sparkle

Hi, Chunyuan here today.  For Today's card, I used new release small fremont pine outline die. 

I cut the pine three times on different color glitter paper. 


Thanks for stopping by,



Tue 29

Very Superstitious

It's Very Superstitious
Make your season a little more spooky this year!

Very superstitious, writings on the wall. Very superstitious, ladder's 'bout to fall.

I put on some old Stevie Wonder music the other day to get me in a spooky groove for this little bird in bright Halloween colors. I wanted to make a Halloween card that featured something a little bit different than pumpkins and ghosts, so I thought about superstitions, spells, and a little black magic. I decided on a color palette: orange, white, purple and green, then die cut a bunch of different Poppystamps shapes and started to lay them out in different combinations. Sometimes you just have to let the shapes speak you to make the magic happen!

I used the Peaceful Bird perched atop a pop dot sitting inside the Winterflake Frame. I cut the Superstar Border in green for the bottom edge, then cut it again in white, orange and purple for the circle and star shaped inserts in the border and at the top. I cut Birthday Candles in orange, whte and purple and placed them just inside the circles of the border so they look like candleholders. Then I cut two Winterflake Corners in green and used just the part with the tiny bubbles on a string. I cut them again in orange, white and purple for the circle inserts. I topped off this magical little bird with emerald and topaz bling, and a few Memeory Box pearls in the corner and the spell was cast! Have a magical Hallowen!

Live your life in color!




Mon 28

may your holidays sparkle

Hi, its Sherry Eckblad here back to showcase another card using dies and cling stamps from our recent Holiday release.

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For this card I used the snowflake from the May Your Holiday Sparkle cling and stamped it all over my background. Then I attached the Giovannna Snowflake die using a glue dot. The trees were stamped twice with a couple of different inks. I have found it is best to cut out the dies and then stamp when using these. 

The Mountain Top Tree die and cling stamp were pretty easy to use and made for another quick holiday card.


Sun 27

Winterflake Frame

Winterflake-Frame-CUHi friends!  Thanks for joining me today!  I've got a fun project featuring the Winterflake Frame die.  I cut the die twice, once with white paper, and a second time from a snowy aqua blue paper.  I used regular packing tape and stuck it across the window negative of the white die cut.  Next I placed the blue cut frame inside the window and then carefully inlaid all the die cut pieces inside the window to complete the face of the card.  To embellish the design I added some bitty pearls, and the Giovanna snowflake topped with a shiny button!
Winterflake-FrameIt took a little time and patience but I think the end result is just stunning.  I hope you like it as well!  Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
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Sat 26

Blue and White

10-26-Blue-OutsideMy mojo has been on holiday....or at least I think it has been.  Today I decided to sit in front of only two colors, blue glitter and white.  I also decided to pick one item from my die snippet stash and try to work that into my mojo wake up call. My mojo goes on break when I've been trying to think on a large scale.  Not everything has to have a wow factor.  Sometime nice is all that's needed.  One thing led to another and pretty soon this is what I created.....and here's what the inside looks like...I think it's nice!


Since I made this a play day, I dove again into my snippet box and came up with a wreath I'd cut but never used and some trees that I'd been playing with.  I went to my paper snippet stash and came up with a piece of red that was left over from some project and a silver circle.  Luckily, the wreath and the circle seemed to have been made for one another.  Sometimes you just get lucky. 


Well, that's it for now.  I don't want to scare my mojo back into hiding!  I think tomorrow I will start creating cards for my November class. 

Until next time, happy crafting,



Sat 26

Silent Night

This card was fun to make.  I like creating scenes and this one was so very easy.  The inspiration for this card is the Grand Townhouse Window.  When I ordered this window I had an idea it would be an easy window to work with and it is.  The center is cut for you, and the window can be used direct to paper or it can be die cut and then cut from the base paper as I did for this card.  I'm finding tons of uses for the Mountain Top Trees die and stamp.  If you look closely you can see I stamped and cut this image twice giving it a bit more dimension.  The sky was sponged on using a blue ink and for a bit I was stumped as to what could be used for stars.  If you look closely you will see the stars were cut from portions of the Diamond Background die.  I added a bit of ribbon and the Small Blooming Poinsettia die, which I glittered.  The inside of this card could not have been easier.  I stamped it with my "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" stamp.  One more Christmas Card is done!

I hope your week is filled with creativity and I hope you come back and visit the Poppystamps Blog often.  There is always something going on here. 

Until next time.....Happy Crafting


Fri 25

Sunny October Day

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I love October! Here in the Southern United States, October means bright sunny skies and game day football Saturdays. Last week, I was taking out the trash after another great football victory party, and I was taken aback by the bright blazing sun behind the row of trees in the back yard. The neigborhood was completely quiet except for the sound of singing mockingbirds around me. A small group of morning doves waddled around the bird feeder. The sun was warm but the breeze was a little cool. The first feeling of fall was in the air.

That sunny day inspired me to create this simple card. I call it "simple" because I only used two new Poppystamps dies from the new release, Viva Tree and Peaceful Bird. I wanted a flat, bright image in honor of one of my favorite wildlife artists, Charlie Harper. Harper used geometric shapes and vivid colors in a "minimal realist" style. Today his work can be found in calendars, prints, and posters around the world. His work always reminds me that even though a design can be "simple", it can still be beautiful and detailed, and Poppystamps can make that craftsmanship easy!

I hope you enjoy my Harper-inspired design. You can find a variation of Sunny October Day and other cards in my own minimal realist style on my blog at Crimson Owl Creations. Enjoy your last sunny days in October and cheer on your own home team!

Live your life in color!




Thu 24

Fall Carolina Birdhouse


I love the color changes in fall and couldn't resist making a fall themed card with these terrific dies from Poppystamps. The brown card is from memory box, the patterned paper is from my stash . I chose to make the birdhouse with three shades of brown. That is the fun part about this die ie cust the three pieces for you so just cut from your choice of colors. I made this card into a thank you using the poppycling stamp, but it would work for many occaisions.


Have a great Day and be sure to visit www.poppystamps.com and get your hand on these great dies and stamps!