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33 posts from February 2015

Sat 28

Delicate stepper card.


Hello everyone Pam here today..

Sharing a stepper card with you today,  delicate colours  and  the beautiful  "Delicate Mum" Poppy stamp new die.




I started with the background, using memory box  "Hearts heart confetti stencil" , using  Sparkle  gel medium through the stencil....dabbed  a touch of distress ink "Tattered rose" on the  glitter hearts when dry..

also inked and glittered the edges. 


After I cut two  poppy die Delicate mum, using a palette knife on my glass mat (or craft sheet) I used the sparkle medium to spread on these blooms ,   it is a rough texture compared with glue and glitter. so holds it shape..

Tiny decorative heart top  left .. I cut three from Open studio "Cross stitch My heart" die, score in the middle of each, join together with glue.

Stick pins I made myself, placed these  in loopy bow of seam binding, pearl heart to finish.


I just added Love as a sentiment.. I can use this card for many occasions.. Wedding..Birthday..etc 

Dry embossed in a folder two side panels and added pearls.

Thank you for calling today...hope you have a wonderful day..Pam 








Fri 27

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Amy Tsuruta from Tsuruta Designs organized another amazing blog hop for all you Coffee Lovers out there!  She's asking folks to play along making projects inspired by their favorite drinks.  It doesn't have to be coffee!  My personal favorite is iced tea - but on a cold winter day I won't complain if you serve it to me steaming hot!  
Amy wants us all to "think spring" so I made my design in soft pastels!  I started with a white card stock base.  I topped that with a slightly smaller light blue cardstock panel.  Next I trimmed two panels - mint and pink, taped them together on the reverse side,  and die cut the stacked teapot die.  
I  inlayed all the colored pieces inside the teapots.  After deciding it looked too "flat" I cut the teapot die 4 more times from white card stock and adhered them one on top of the other to add some dimension.  I used a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen to get those little small edges glued down flat. 
The "hello sentiment is cut from the Hello Word Balloon Die.   All that was left was the frosting on the cake - a sprinkle of sequins and a bit of gold washi. 
OK now for the part you've been waiting for.  Poppystamps is offering two of these Stacked Teapot dies as prizes.   Amy will be awarding one winner from all the Coffee Lovers Hop Participants, and Poppystamps will be awarding the second winner from this blog.  Just leave a comment by March 6 and we'll post the winner on March 8!  
[1157] DIES- Teapot StackGood luck and happy hopping!!  You can view the entire list of participants, and sponsors here.  You can also link up your own creation on Amy's blog for more chances to win!
Jeanne Signature copy


Thu 26

So Long ...

Hi everyone!  Sherry H. here with my final post as a member of the Poppystamps Design Team. It has been such an honor to be a part of this wonderful team of talented ladies.  And although I’m leaving, I won’t be going far, as I’ve been given an opportunity to be a member of the Memory Box Design Team, so really, I’ll be just “next door”.  I’m excited about this new adventure, and hope you’ll look for me there!

My card features one of my favorites, the “An Apple a Day” die, which I think is so versatile.

Apple Tag - 1

I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75” x 5”, and sponged Worn Lipstick and Shabby Shutters distress inks through the Memory Box Texture Splatter stencil approximately two-thirds of the way down.  I added that piece with foam tape to the card base.  I cut the tag from one of the smaller dies in the Open Studio Rectangle Layers set, and used a corner punch at the top. I then sponged Scattered Straw distress ink through the Texture Mesh stencil for the backround, and also sponged the edges.  I cut white and green apples from the An Apple a Day die, and chose three of the larger ones.  I sponged Dried Marigold on the white ones, and shaded them with Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick.  On the green apple, I sponged Shabby Shutters ink and shaded it with Peeled Paint.  To give that little shaded dent at the top of the apple, I lightly sponged Frayed Burlap just below the stem, and also on the stem itself.  I added Peeled Paint ink to the leaves and adhered them to the stems.  I then highlighted the applies with a glitter brush.  (The glitter shows much better on the full view.)

Apple Tab Closeup

I adhered the apples with foam tape as shown. The “Thanks” is a word sticker from my stash.  I punched a hole at the top of the tag for the lime green ribbon, and adhered the assembled piece with foam tape to the front.  I scattered sequence and some green gem stones to finish it off, and there you have it!

Apple Tag - 3

Again, I’ve so enjoyed being a part of this team.  And remember, I’ll be just one click away!  Sherry H Signature copy

Thu 26

A Day at the Beach


Are you ready to forget about all this snow and head off to the warm Gulf? Don't forget your beach chair as you make your way to the sugar sands of our great Gulf coast!

To create this bright little beach scene, I started with the tiny swirling waves from the Marina Sailboats. I took the thin die and used a little blue tape to hold it in place. After the first cut, I moved the die over and lined it up carefully to create one long continuous wave, then repeated the process for every layer of ocean.


The rest was just adding the very tiny details that create a big impact! I made a little beach chair with the Canvas Beach Chair. I added the Carnival Food Cart, and used the wheel from the cart to create the pretty yellow sun in the sky. The clouds are from the High Flying Kites, and the little pink kite and tails too! Finally, what would be a day at the beach without a big fish spotting! I used a little fish tail from the Aquarium Fish to make a whale of a tale out at sea!

Putting all the teeny tiny pieces together (get out your craft tweezers) was a lot of fun! Poppystamps makes it so easy to mix and match all the dies too! You can make your own beach scene like this one, or try adding a sailboat, or a few more kites on a cloudy day. Imagine your perfect beach holiday!


Thanks for dropping by today!

Live your life in color!

Michele Signature copy


Wed 25


Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here.

Today, I made shaker card with Josefina Butterfly & Love Word Balloon Dies.
Josefina Butterfly Die is the perfect size to make shaker card, even look elegant on a standard size card.

To create my card, 1) I blended on the white cardstock with Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry using mini blending tool at first. 2) I cut Josefina Butterfly Die out of the ombre coloured panel. 3) I affixed acetate back side of the panel and then put some different coloured beads, silver heart shaped sequins behind the butterfly window. 4) I cut Love Word Balloon Die out of the rest of the coloured piece and then took just 'Love' word from diecut and then adhered the 'Love' word diecut to front of the window using dimensional foam tape. 5) The stitches and sparkly clear sequins were the finishing touches.


I wanted to keep the card simple also added to the elegance!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Tue 24

Happy Birthday Rainbow



Hello friends!

i have a bright and colorful card to share with you today! In these last days for winter, I find myself gravitating to bright spring and summery colors, in hopes that the warmer temps will be here soon!


This was a very quick and easy card to put together and would be perfect for a boy or girl. 

I first started with a  piece of watercolor paper 4 x 5 1/4 size. Using Distress inks, at the top, I sponged  Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Peacock Feathers at the very bottom.  Next, I cut out two of the Vintage Happy Birthday dies, glued them together and then glued them down to my sponged piece.



Next, I cut the Heart Balloons out of white card stock and also again out of  a small piece of watercolor paper that I had blended some Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord on. I glued the white piece onto my sponged piece then took just the heart from the piece I had cut from the blended piece and glued it over the white heart with foam tape. Lastly I glued the whole panel down to a top folded A2 size card base.


I hope you have enjoyed learning how to create a bright and fun birthday card with Poppystamps dies!

Have a wonderful day!

Kay :)


Kay Signature copy

Tue 24

Thanks and Goodbye...

Today is my last post for our Poppystamps DT. Sadly I've had to step down because of an increasing workload at our company. It's been a pleasure and a privilege to have been part of this wonderful team from the beginning and for that I'd like to thank not only Poppystamps and my lovely teamies, but you, readers, too! So I thought I'd say goodbye with lots of Love and a Smile ;-) I am convinced that my teamies will provide you with lots of inspiration for many years to come!

On to my Love card then:

Poppystamps Love card February 2015 (2)I made this card for a dear friend of mine, who is going through a really rough patch in life, so I thought I'd send her a heart filled with love. I cut the heart wreath twice and layered them on top of each other. I then cut out two branches and added the birdies. I then cut out the LOVE letters and added lots of glitter glue to give them a nice shine:Poppystamps Love card February 2015For this card I used the following dies:

And I couldn't resist making another card to say thank you to all of you in the hopes it will leave a smile on your faces ;-) I first set out to colour my background with several colours of distress ink and then cut out the poppyflowers and butterfly:
Poppyflower card February 2015 (1)
The word Smile was cut out with a die from Memory Box, although I used the negative part here:
Poppyflower card February 2015 (2)
I embossed the background and then inked it up a bit:
Poppyflower card February 2015 (3)
For this card I used the following dies:
Thanks for being such loyal followers and for every comment you have left here, I really appreciate this. Happy crafting to you all and hope to see you again somewhere in blogland!
Poppystamps Ira Watermark
Mon 23

Garden Step Ladder

Jeanne here today!  I think we're all looking forward to Spring and I have just the thing for you today!  Have you seen the new Garden Step Ladder die?    It's got so many possibilities because it coordinates perfectly  with so many other Poppystamps dies.  Like what you ask?  Well .. the Bushel Basket, Greenhouse Watering Cans, Garden Pots and Buckets and more!

What's really clever about the die is the debossed woodgrain finish making it look just like wood!!  I'm going to show you how to assemble the die and bring out that wonderful detail today!
Now I promised a project that shows how wonderful the ladder works with other Poppystamps dies.  Ready?  You're going to love this!  I have to be honest here.  I didn't make this card.  Who did you ask?  Guess!! 

Yep!  It was Dave himself!  And... I told you it was super fun!  The pots are filled with Small Hydrangea Blossoms and leaves from the Leafy Sprig Die.   A little inky shading on the dies (check the little pots and flower edges!) adds so much depth!   Now you know why he's the boss!  LOL!!  

I hope you have a beautiful day!

Jeanne Signature copy

Sun 22

Love in a Teapot

Happy Sunday to all!  Today I'm sharing a very simple card that's perfect for a "Just Because" or a "Get Well" card.  I love the teapot set, and decided to go a little "unconventional" with the colors.

Black and Yellow Teapot-1

Using the Studio Rectangle Layers, I cut two different size layers from black card stock.  I rounded the corners of a white card base, and mounted the larger black layer on top with foam tape.  I splattered the smaller layer with watered down white acrylic paint, then added a yellow strip of ribbon towards the bottom, taping the ends on the back.  I cut the teapot and lid from white card stock, and added yellow glitter as shown.  I also cut two of the True Love Stem, and glittered the hearts with the same yellow glitter.  I snipped the smaller heart from one of the stems, and used foam tape to mount it to the center of the teapot.  I then arranged the remainder of that stem with the other stem, added foam tape to the hearts, and adhered the stems to the splattered black layer.  After snipping the ends of the stems, I added the teapot and lid with foam tape as shown. 

Black and Yellow Teapot-2

Once this layer was assembled, I added it to the previous one with mounting tape.  Quick and easy, and fun to make!  As always, thanks for stopping by!Sherry H Signature copy


Sun 22

Poppy for MY Birthday


Ilona here.

Today is my Birthday. Time flies but I am still beautiful and young ;) ;) 

I love poppy. For me it is a symbol of a summer. I like the delicate petals of an intense red colour.


 The latest collection we have two sizes of dies - small and big. 


I cut  a lot of red petals - small and large. I made a bouquet of poppies.






Have a nice Monday as I'm having. Sending you all big hugs.


Ilona Signature copy