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30 posts from February 2014

Fri 28


Greetings and Happy Last Day of February!

February teases us with some Springlike weather and some cold reminders that Winter is still with us.  So, while large portions of the U.S. are experiencing Winter, I will tease you with a glimpse of Spring.




This card could serve as an Easter card, friendship card, Happy Spring card, housewarming card or any general occasion card.  


Grand Bunny [988]

Bunny Buddies [998]

Aston Side Table [987]

Leafy Sprig Border [1002]

Sm. Leafy Sprig Die [1000]

Small Verano Lamp [891]

Grand Madison Window [815]

Small Hydrangea [926]



Embellisments (if desired)


For this card I have the fold along the top.  I also have the card standing open to highlight the 3-D type of effect. I purposely tucked the window behind some greenery at the top.  

I added dimension to the bottom of the card so I could tuck the bunnies into the greenery.  To do this I used the leafy sprig border.  I then ran the small leafy sprig die a couple of times to create the cuttings that I placed in the bowl on the table.   The flowers were cut with the small hydrangea die cut.

The bowl for the flowers and greenery is actually the shade from the Small Verano Lamp.  I love that die as the base or the shade can act as a vessel for flowers and the shade [See my Chalet Window posting in January 2014] can be a hanging lamp too!

I placed the window die cut in white on top of a rectangle I cut to be the "paint" for the wall.  In order to give a little depth I adhered the window with foam squares cut in half in order to keep them from poking out.

Finally I added a littled rolled up cotton for the tails and a half pearlized embellishement for the bunny eyes and tucked the bunnies into the greenery.

Have a wonderful Friday and thanks for stopping by the Poppystamps blog!


Thu 27

Bunny Swing

Hi everyone, it's Ira again. Spring is already in the air, although it's still a bit cold outside. But with spring on my mind, I created this little bunny swing and of course Mommy needs to be there, too, to keep an eye on this wee one. He's so playful and impulsive, he might fall off! I made my gazebo by cutting two meso backgrounds and gluing them together in the centre:

        Gazebo Bunny Swing Poppystamps February 2014 (1)

Swing, swing, swing, swing... I'm having so much fun!

        Gazebo Bunny Swing Poppystamps February 2014 (2)

Close up:

        Gazebo Bunny Swing Poppystamps February 2014 (3)

 I used the following dies for my gazebo bunny swing:

Signature Ira
Wed 26


Hi, Sherry Eckblad here today to share with you a clean and simple card I created using the Blooming Poinsettia and Merry dies.

Here in Minnesota we are having a snowy winter and with the way things are going Winter will be here until June. So what better time to hibernate in the craft room and make Christmas cards.

Poinsettia 0226

I love white card bases and clean and simple cards.

Thanks for stopping by to visit and as always your comments are appreciated.




Tue 25

Time to Play!

I'm sharing a card created with two dies from the newest Poppystamps release - Baby Kittens and Bijou Film Strip.


I added four of the five kittens from the Baby Kittens die to a panel that I adhered behind the film strip. I created the yarn ball from baker's twine and completed the card with a sentiment, befitting the playful kittens, which I created on my computer.


Mon 24

Two cards and one stencil

Hi there crafters! I've got a new two cards to share showing the Poppystamps dies and Memory Box stencil.

Stencil2aIn the first card I used: stencil, embossing paste and powders: green, yellow. Then I used the heat. At the end I added stamp "Thank you so much" and dies "Peaceful bird" "Leafy Sprig"

Stencil3a Stencil4a
For second card I used the Memory Box stencil "Rhapsody", paste embossing and glitter. Here, too, I used the stamp "Thank you so much" and dies "Blooming Posie" 

Stencil1a Stencil7a
I had good fun with paste embossing. That’s it for me today!
Thanks for visiting

Sun 23

Easter Tag and Place Card

For my post, I prepared a small card to be used as a place setting; however, it could also be used as a thank you card or a card to accompany a gift as well.  The next item is a gift tag that could be tied to or tucked into an Easter basket.  I used a sticker for the sentiment.  Frohe Ostern for my friends in Germany.   Enjoy!

Place card setting

For the place card setting (below) you could leave the additional small sprigs , chain of flowers in the center and the second bunny off the card and write the name on or you could open the card and write the name on the card.


Supplies you wll need:

[998] Bunny Buddies

[1001] Leafy Sprig

[1002] Leafy Sprig Border

[926] Small Hydrangea Blooms

Adhesives, cotton tip for bunny's tail, cardstock.



Easter Tag

This tag can easily have a TO: and FROM: added at the top or you could write it on the back of the tag and tie it to the handle of an Easter Basket!




Supplies you wll need:

[998] Bunny Buddies

[825] Grassland Border

[843] Vegetable Border

Adhesives, baker's twine, cotton tip for bunny's tail, cardstock.



Thanks for stopping by! 



Sun 23

Wishing You A Happy Day

2014 Wishing You A Happy Day

Greeting Fellow Crafters

My post today features the beautiful Vintage Bird Cage die.  I added some fun Nestled Birds and used the Small Blooming Poinsettia leaf for the wings.  I cut up several green Poinsettias and used them as leaves for the Climbing Vine.  Then I embossed the background and added the Happy Birthday Background greeting.

Diane signature

Fri 21

Spring Garden

2014 Spring Garden

Greeting Fellow Crafters

My post today features a fun spring garden.  After die cutting all the pieces I attached the Garden Trellis behind the Picket Fence and added the Climbing Vine and Small Hydrangea Blooms.  To the front of the fence I added several Fairy Flowers with Hydrangeas and the Chocolate Bunny.  I hope this Spring design gives you all sorts of ideas of how to use the Poppy Stamps dies.

Diane signature

Thu 20

Butterflies are Flourshing!

Sherry H here with a card featuring two of my favorite Memory Box stencils. 


Butterflies are Flourishing

I first placed the Flourish stencil over the single layer of ivory card stock, and sponged Victorian Velvet Distress Ink all over.  I removed that stencil and placed the Butterfly Drifting stencil onto the card stock, and using the same color, sponged a heavier application through the butterflies to make them stand out.  After removing the stencil, I applied glue over the centers of the butterflies and sprinkled on some glitter, and added some gold beads to the centers and on the background.  Before adhering the card stock to the base card with mounting tape, I wrapped twine and gold cord along the left, tied a bow, and added a butterfly button retrieved from my stash.  The Poppystamps “Thank you so much” sentiment went well with this card.  This design would work just as well for other cards such as a Get Well, Thinking of You, or a Sympathy card. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a wonderful day!

Sherry h web signature

Thu 20

Robin Egg Blue Thank You

Blue Thank You


Welcome to the Poppystamps blog. Today I have a card for you that  I created using one of the new Memory Box Stencils(Rhapsody) and sponged ink. It created a nice soft look. My color inspiration came from this gorgeous sequin ribbon that I found while browsing the store one day. I created my own banner with strips of cardstock and stamped the Poppystamps cling sentiment inking the words separately.

I used the Cecilia Flower and the Outline of the Cecilia Flower. I love to showcase these beautiful flower dies with the outline in white or black. Makes a striking combination!

Thanks for popping by!