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31 posts from June 2014

Mon 30

Poppies with a Twist

Sherry H. here with a card featuring the Arched Poppies and Grassland Border dies, which I used in a slightly different way than normal.

Poppies and Fringe

I die cut the Poppies from white card stock, and used the negative as a stencil.  I used Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick and Barn Door Distress inks on the flowers, starting with the lightest color, and building the color to a rich reddish-orange.  I used Shabby Shutters on the leaves and stem, and shaded the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I punched a circle on vellum with a 1/8” circle punch, and used that as a stencil to create the random dots. (I used vellum so I could see where to place the dots.)  I then used the Memory Box Honeycomb Stencil with Shabby Shutters ink to create a soft background, starting a little darker at the bottom and fading it upwards.  I then added some glitter to the flower tops and all of the circles.  The grass on the side was one of those happy accidents.  Somehow in the mess on my table, my card kind of landed next to the grass in a sideways position, and I liked it!  It made kind of a fringy accent to the card.  I added a strip of card stock to the left side of the card, and used mounting tape to adhere the whole piece to the base card.  The “Thank You” is a Pebbles rub-on that I had in my stash.  A very fun and easy card to make!   Thanks for stopping by!

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Sun 29

With Best Wishes

My card for you today could be used for a variety of occasions including birthdays, to express thanks or, in the case of this card, I used a sticker sentiment to express best wishes.

I used the Tulip Fanfare and ran it through with a few colors for pink and purple tulips. I also cut the tulips to layer into the window box.  I used one of the shapes that are leftover from the Meso Background to add interest on the wall inside the window.




Poppystamps Dies - Dianna Border [1029]

Poppystamps Dies - Classic Ribbons [1005]

Poppystamps Dies - Tulip Fanfare [1018]

Poppystamps Dies - Baby Kittens [982]

Poppystamps Dies - Meso Background [999]

Poppystamps Dies - Verano Lamp [891]

Poppystamps Dies - Aston Side Table [897]

Poppystamps Dies - Grand Flower Box [821]

Poppystamps Dies - Grand Madison Window [815]

Greeting, Cardstock, Adhesive

Kimberly WM copy


Sat 28



I made a HAPPY CARD with bright colors  and many dies of Poppy Stamps!!!!! A background of Memory Box was the beginning of my work!!! :)


I used diecuts that I really love :) And I put several details, like sewing, silver pearls and dots with acrylic paint:)


A banner with pearls looks fabulous!!! Here you can see the glitter and different colors in the background :)


Did you see all dies??? You can visit the Poppy Stamps site, you will find only magic and beautiful designs :)


Something that I want mention, is that I used the Fence Die, and I used negative part too, look the blue die, is like a beautiful border and with a only die, you can have 2 designs :)

DSC_0019What do you think???? Do you like??? Leave me a comment pleaseeeeeeee hehehe


FIRMA poppy

Sat 28

Midnight in the Garden



Ever since the weather turned warmer, I've had an idea for a night card in the back of my mind. I wanted to create a lush garden scene in an exotic place, like Singapore or Jakarta or Hong Kong, where luminescent moths circle around big blooms and leaves that look a little strange in the pale moonlight. Whether you're far away or in your own backyard, I hope you enjoy your midnight time in the garden.

Live your life in color!



Fri 27

happy birthday by Sherry Eckblad

Hello PoppyStamp fans, Sherry E here today sharing a quick card with you using a couple of dies from our last release.


I love white card bases with just a pop or two of color.

For this card I cut out the Happy Birthday Background and then painted the happy and birthday with some gold. Once it was dry I popped it back into place and then mounted the entire piece onto a top fold A2 card.

I cut out two of the Delaney butterflies and popped them on top of each other. Keeping the bottom one flat and raising up the wings on the top one. I added a couple of enamel dots to the card and it was done.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you will try out this technique if you haven't and if you do I would love to see your card.




Thu 26

Butterflies in Flight

Butterflies in flight


Hello and thanks for stopping by.  I have a card with many colours that I wanted to share with you.  It has a lot of layers but in my opinion it makes the paper "fit" together.  Here are the supplies and technique I used.


  • 6 1/2" x 5" card base
  • 6 1/4" x 4 3/4" layer
  • 6" x 4 1/2" layer
  • 5 3/4" x 4 1/4" layer


I used the Diamond Background die and then added the Meso Background to which I chalked with different colours.

Then I added some bling to the diamond background.

I used the Cheviot and Delaney butterfly dies 3 times and finished with a sentiment using word on a 2" punched circle.

New signature 150 px mar 15

Thu 26

Summer Bench

My card for you today is a summer bench full of playful kittens.

This card is a quick way to send a sunny summer birthday greetings to a cat lover.

I framed the park bench by using two die cuts of the Leafy Sprig Border. 

Next I ran the Brighton Flower Border through the die cutting machine a few times and cut the flowers off the stems so I could adhere them to the top of the card.

Then I ran the kittens through several times to get different colors.

While it seems like a lot of die cutting to get the different colors of flowers or kittens, the great part is that you can save what you do not use for another card.







Poppystamps Dies - Baby Kittens [982]

Poppystamps Dies - Brighton Flower Border [1022]

Poppystamps Dies - Leafy Sprig Border [1002]

Poppystamps Dies - Madison Park Bench [881]

Colored cardstock



Kimberly WM copy


Wed 25

Going a Little Tropical

Good afternoon!  Sherry H. here!  It’s officially summertime, and I thought a tropical-looking card would be fun to make. 

Tropical Card

I love using stencils for backgrounds, and here I used the Memory Box Texture Flourish.  I used a dauber to apply Avery Elle Pure White ink through the stencil onto a dark green piece of card stock, cut 4” x 5-1/2”, just narrow enough to leave a slight border on each side.  After inking the background, I took a paper towel and rubbed lightly over the entire surface, which muted it just enough.  I die cut one Trulani Wreath from a light peachy colored cardstock, and snipped it into three pieces to use as tendrils.  I cut two of the Massa Leaf Background in a lighter green card stock, and shaded the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I then cut one set of flowers from the Blooming Poinsettias in a rosy pink card stock, and then one each of the smallest and middle sized flowers.  I inked up the flower centers and slightly onto the petals with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, and shaped them in an effort to disguise the fact that they are poinsettias!  The centers were cut from the same paper as the wreath.  I added some glitter and bling to finish it off.  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Wed 25

Black and White versus Colours

Sometimes you just get carried away, don't you? For I have 3 cards to show you today ;-) First my black and white cards: I went with the cinema theme for these and hand cut the symbols for which these actors became world famous. For each card I cut the Bijou Film Strip twice, once for the centre of my cards, once for the top and bottom of them. I added famous quotes from both Charlie Chaplin and Audrey Hepburn. The only embellishments I used were buttons and rhinestones:

         Poppystamps Filmstrip June 2014

But I wasn't finished, because I thought: black and white is nice, but colours, we all need colours in our lives, don't we? So as I said before, I got carried away and created another card, mixed media style. I had these lovely beachside houses in mind, but wanted to have a colourful background by using several Memory Box stencils (Texture Disperse and Brilliant Peony) and distress inks. I then took my Sharpie pen and started drawing freestyle, didn't want it to be neat and clean, so now it's a bit like fireworks, right?

         Poppystamps Caribbean Houses June 2014 (1)

Just love how these two fabulous dies can be used to create a wild sea with waves! See how they bash against the houses:

        Poppystamps Caribbean Houses June 2014 (2)

I used the following dies and stencils (unfortunately I couldn't link the MB Brilliant Peony stencil):

Signature Ira
Tue 24

some bunny

Hi Sherry E here today sharing a card with you that I created for my Great Niece. She is obsessed with getting mail and anything that has to do with bunnies.

My card today is going postal to her in California.


I tried out a new technique on this card and that was embossing the Meso Background die and then I added color by rubbing my distress inks over it. I then flicked a few water droplets to give it a watercolor look.

I cut out the Chocolate Bunny 3 times using some kraft cardstock. The sentiment was created on my computer and then printed out on vellum and then sewn down onto the card.

Thanks for stopping by.