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36 posts from November 2014

Sun 30


Hello dear friends! It's Irena with you today.
I have a card where I used some of my  favourite Poppystamps dies.


I like the colors used in this card too.

I hope you all have a Happy Sunday!
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Sat 29

Hello from the Forest!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My card today features those cute little Forest Mushrooms.  My favorite is the teensy one.

Mushrooms - 1

I lightly sponged Shabby Shutters distress ink over the Memory Box Garden Leafy Branches stencil to create a very subtle background on a cream colored piece of card stock cut slightly smaller than an A2 card base.  At the bottom of the piece, I lightly sponged Frayed Burlap distress ink for the ground.

I die cut the mushroom tops from red card stock and the stems from a light tan, sponged Frayed Burlap around the edges of all the mushroom pieces, and added the white dots to the tops.  I glued down the stems first.  I then curved the tops, and adhered them above the stems, applying glue just on the ends for a 3-D look.  I tucked the greenery behind the mushrooms as shown, and added two shades of Flower Soft around the bottoms of the stems and scattered across the bottom of the card.

Mushrooms - 2

I die cut the Hello Word Balloon from black card stock and snipped out the “hello”, adhering as shown.  I couldn’t resist cutting one more teensy mushroom and adding it in front of the word. After adding a few green gemstones, I used mounting tape to adhere the assembled piece to the card base. 

Mushrooms - 3

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

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Sat 29

Merry Christmas One and All


01-Candle CardI've been humming, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas".  Why?  Because it really is and because I've been working on addressing my Christmas/Holiday cards.  My card today is probably the last seasonal card I'll be making this year.  I wanted a card that would not only be a card but also a decoration.  I think the Mod Snowfake Background is perfect.  I've placed a battery operated votive candle inside.  The glow from the light is the perfect touch. 

My card is 6 x 6 and this is how I made it. 

03-Making the opening

I die cut the Mod Snowflake Background on scrap card stock.  I then layed it onto a piece of white cardstock that was cut to 5 7/8 x 5 7/8.  I made light pencil marks on the inside corners so I would know where to make my cuts for the opening.  I then drop cut and layered this piece onto the red card stock, traced the opening and again drop cut. 

04-opening on Red

After you've cut the red card stock, glue these two pieces together.  Note:  It dawned on me after I'd seperately cut the pieces, that I could have done them both together...next time I will. 

05-Glue the die

I die cut the Mod Snowflake die from silver cardstock and carefully glued it in place.  Easy really.  Now here's what I did on the inside opening. 

06-Adding die to the inside

This step isn't absolutely necessary, the back of the silver card stock was white.  I wanted the inside to be red.  So, I cut another Mod Snowflake Background and glued it to the inside.  I thought it might be a nightmare to line up, but honestly, it was really easy.  When I took this photo I still had a few more spots to line up and glue. 

To finish the outside of my card I added the Viviro Ornament, the beautiful Vintage Merry Christmas die and I completed the inside as shown. 

02-CandleCard Inside

A little ribbon, some bling, a embossed piece of card stock and another Viviro Ornament and this card is finished. 

This card was fun to make and it really was easy.  I hope you'll try making this card.  If you do, please let me see your completed card. 

I hope your Christmas plans are coming along and you are not stressing too much. 

Until next time.....

Mary Signature copy


Fri 28

Sparkle of the Season


It's that time of year again when the season seems to sparkle and shine, and we find bits of glitter happily scattered everywhere! I made a little blue holiday forest that reminds me of  those old fashioned country tree farms filled with blue spruce, white pine and green boughs of pine branches!

To create this card, I started with a piece of white card stock base, then cut a smaller top panel out of blue glitter paper. I then cut a piece of white polka-dot vellum the same size of the glitter paper and cut the Merry Christmas Background out of the vellum. It gives the card a lovely blue tint and the polka dots look like snowflakes!  I then added layers of glitter blue Evergreen Trees with a few pop dots, and Pine Sprigs in shades of green glitter. I used snowy white glitter paper for the Celestial Star Border and the Peace tag from the Peace, Love and Joy Tags, one of my all-time favorite Poppytamps dies! To make the little holly sprig embellishment, I cut two tiny leaves from An Apple A Day, and added tiny red berries from a hand held hole punch.Voila! Like magic, a very sparkly holidy card appears!


Live your life in color!

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Thu 27

Flight Of Butterflies...

Good morning everyone pam here,  wonder if  you are all having  weather like us in the UK, frost at night and cold during the day.. nice to stay indoors and craft.

Hope you do not mind me doing a clean and simple birthday card, really fancied a change and we still have birthday card to do as well as Christmas..



I have used four  Poppystamp dies to create this card, Elsa Butterfly Branch..Theo & Widbey Butterflies.. "Happy Birthday" taken from the background die..


I cut an oval top left  in card size 6.1/2" x  61/2" embossed the right corner in a folder, add ribbon across the bottom.. also add Happy Birthday ..

on the reverse side add double sided foam tape for dimension, this is adhered to aqua card a touch larger.

cut the Elsa butterfly branch,  plus another two butterflies adhered to the one on the branch to add dimension, place with pva glue in the cut out oval.


Theo and Widbey butterflies placed on top of embossing..



Thank you for stopping by.. happy crafting   pam.. Pam_Signature_copy







Wed 26

Christmas Tree



Hi all,

Teo here again … Today OI want to invite you to see my inspiration. I made a card where I used most of the dies from our newest collection.

I made a Christmas tree from small twigs. My base was a Chrismas tree die called ‘Snow Flocked Tree’ and twigs are made using ‘Pine Boughs’ die. All twigs are cut from the same green paper and they were all stuck on each other coming from the bottom of the tree. Next I decorated them with apples and beads and of course it wouldn’t be finished without a star at the top.



I added a text at the bottom and here you go, the Christmas Tree card is ready.



Thanks and see you in December 



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Tue 25

Waiting For Santa


As we get closer and closer to Christmas, it always brings up such special memories of being a child and the anticipation of Santa Claus on Christmas eve. This card has all the warmth and coziness of that special night. 


I started by cutting the dark green rectangle just a bit smaller than my A2 card base. I adhered that with foam tape. Next I cut out a small yellow rectangle and sponged some distress ink on it to look like the inside of the fireplace and glued that down flat. Next, I added the fire place and mantle piece with some foam tape, then I built the warm cozy fire insde :)


I then added the strip of gingham to the bottom for a border, and I added another of the mantle pieces to the bottom of the fireplace as well. Next, I added the row of trees along the top and, the greenery across the mantle. I decorated the greenery with some snowflakes and added the cute little stockings. I used some little scraps of patterned paper for the heels and toes of the stockings.  I didn't add a sentiment to this card, as there really wasn't enough room and I thought it spoke volumes without one :)


I hope you all have a warm and cozy Christmas!


Kay :)

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Mon 24

Round card

Morning Crafty Friends, Irena here.
Today I have for you a round  card using the Frozen Flakes die.
This really is a beautiful die and can be used for any project.  
For this card, I used New Fancy Happy Holidays, too. 


How to make this card? It's very simple.


I added a bit of tulle (red colour)
Some pearls and ribbon, twine and it's done!



Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Irena Signature copy

Sun 23

Cosy Home

Hello there! It's Zuzana here. Christmas is making its way to us once again and we are all feeling like to get our homes ready. Tiding and decorating. I always love Christmas craft and trying each year for something new to make our small apartment more special. I would like to share my home decor project with you today. The Poppystamps Cute Cottage fairy lights.

Poppystamps Fairy Lights detail2This project is absolutely easy and versatile.  You can use the Cute Cottage fairy lights for your Christmas tree or just hang them on the wall, window ceiling or even to your bedroom for soft atmosphere. The most brilliant thing is that you can have it all year round.

Poppystamps Fairy Lights detail3

I am going to guide you step by step through my whole process. Now pick your favourite cardstock colours, Poppystamp's Cute Cottage die and let's start.

Fairy Lights Poppystamps Tutorial Sheet

1. You will need two differnt colours of cardstock, Poppystamps Cute Cottage die, die cut machine, fairy lights, acetate, double sided sellotape (extra strong) and scissors. 

2. Die cut Poppystamps Cute Cottages using your die cutting machine, cut pink cottage in half and adhere on the white cardstock. Reapet the same for the back wall.

3. Fix on the sheet of acetate and add all windows.

4. Cut and crease small stripe of white cardstock. Reapet to have 4 stripes.

5. Attach them with strong sellotape to conect front wall with back wall as shown.

6. Create as much cottages as you need for you fairy lights.

7. Insert the fairy lights in to each cottage and fix the wire with extra strong tape. ( I put in 2 - 3 lights )

8. You are ready to decorate your home. 


Thank you so much for stopping by. Wish you happy crafting and Cristmas decorating!

Zuzana Signature





Sun 23

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

01-Thanks Outside
I must say, I'm a little sad that the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday will soon be just a memory and that Fall will soon make way for Winter.  I love the colors of Fall and I don't think I'll ever be too old to kick my way through a pile of beautifully colored leaves.  My card today was inspired by Fall!  This card base was made using the last remaining pieces of card stock from projects I've made in previous months. 

The Luxe background die gave my leaves and pine boughs the perfect place to live.  The Maple Leaf with it's gold border are the perfect size to accent the corner.  One of my friends told me she thought this corner looked like a corsage.  I have to agree.  The small gold leaf is from the Maple Leaf Border, a nice layer to add a bit of bling.  Then of course there is the beautiful Thanks die, I've got to say, not too big and not too small, it's perfect.  A bit of twine and lots of sequins and the front of this card is complete. 


I like making the inside of cards as pretty as the outside.  This time I created a spot to tuck in a thank you note.  Using the Maple Leaf Border horizontally gave me the perfect place for the Thanks tag. 

Note Card

By making a tag, there is room for a short note, or if you need more space, the back of the tag will allow for a much longer note. 

Enjoy your day.  I'm off to have a peek at what everyone has been up to.  Leave a comment and I'll drop by to see what you've been doing.  I don't always comment, but please know, I look in on each of your blogs.  There is lots of talent that's for sure. 

Happy Thanksgiving and know I am so very Thankful for the inspiration each of you have given me.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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