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29 posts from May 2015

Sun 31

Welcome Olga Direktorenko!!

I have a special announcement today!  We're welcoming a new member to the Poppystamps Design Team!!  Olga Direktorenko!  Does her name sound familiar?  She's been playing along with our challenges every month!  Maybe her work has caught your eye too?  I hope you will join us in welcoming her to our little team! 


My name is Olga and I am from Ukraine where I live with my dear husband, our three wonderful children and a dachshund. I have always been attracted to visual arts and I have been crafting since five, but paper art became a revelation to me. I like using different techniques, but die cutting is surely my favorite. It is also a great pleasure to realize there are so many talented crafters around the world and I am happy to be the part of this community.



Sat 30

For teacher

Happy Saturday everyone!
Hi, Irena here today. Today's card features  new dies "  Mod Hex Background"  from the latest Poppystamps release.


 These figures remind me mathematics and chemistry. So I made a card to thank the favorite teacher.


I cut this motif with yellow paper, I added the text and other smaller elements in other colors.


Welcome to our challenge. You have one day to join in.   

Thanks for stopping, Irena

Irena Signature copy

Fri 29

Time To Celebrate!.

Hi everyone Pam here today..



I have made this card for my DH 70th birthday! in June.

Had to use the Poppystamps "Patient Pup" so like our dog.

Loves to carry anything.. I stamped and die cut, then coloured with  "Distress Markers"  New Poppystamps, clear stamps and matching cutting dies.. Post box - Letters - Branch -..Flowers I just stamped and coloured. 

Happy Birthday and time to Celebrate Poppystamps clear set, Into the words. IMG_6676-crop

I made a slit in the dog`s mouth with my craft knife and  glued the hand cut letters, to make it look like he`s carrying them..Hexagon paving slabs under the post box are waste from Memory Box "Distress Baptisia Collage" dies.

I used Distress inks to color my landscape and sky.  

Thank you for  calling by poppystamps Blog..  enjoy your day. Pam.






Wed 27

Paper Crafters Library Giveaway

Poppystamps is sponsoring Paper Crafter's Library today!  Paper Crafter's Library is the largest on line library of video tutorials for paper crafters!  Whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.

It's also a great place to find inspiration!  Their blog keeps you up to date on the latest trends, products, and designers.  Today you'll find our very own Jeanne Jachna featured in their Designer Spotlight. 

Here's some "sneak peeks" at her projects today!
Idea CU


Camper CU

Do you notice a theme here?  Yes!  We're featuring our new clear cling stamps and companion dies!    Here's a look at the prize  - Two clear stamp sets - Into The Words, A Fox Tale, and A Fox Tale Companion Die Set!!! 

You need to stop by their blog to enter to win!  Just click here to jump to the Paper Crafter's Library Blog to find out how!

Tue 26

A Garden Of Birthday Wishes!


I'm feeling a bit monochromatic today and since yellow is my very favorite color, Yellow It Is!   I have several birthday cards to make for next month and since I'm having house guests and then leaving for a month, I thought I'd best get at it and make something that is easy and pretty.  The front of my card began it's life as a 6x6.  You will see it changes as I go along.  

Here's how I started.  I began by picking my colors.  And from there I picked some dies.  


I didn't like how plain the background was, so I found a large dot embossing folder, the only problem, the folder wasn't 6 inches tall.  What to do!  I cut my white base down to 5 inches by 12 inches and scored at 3 inches and 9 inches.  Now the background fits perfectly and everything still fits on the card.  


Originally I thought I would emboss the background on all the panels.  When I did this I thought it was too busy....... so I tried this....


Ah, easier on my eyes.  I cut additional flower heads, the Garden Bouquet has a die with 4 additional flower heads, so cutting them was quick and easy.  See the die below....

Remember I said the embossing folder wasn't 6 inches...well it also isn't 6 inches wide.  I ran it through the Big Shot twice.  It was easy to line up the dots.  There was a thin line, but when I added the white piece the line was almost totally covered.....


And here is the finished inside....


After adding sequins, this card is ready to post!   Well, that's it for today.  I hope you find time to create a card...and until next time....Mary Signature copy


Mon 25

Stencils and Buttons

Hello and good morning! It's Zuzana here. We have a Bank Holiday Monday here in UK. I'm so pleased! My craft desk is ready for me and I can't wait to start, but before I go I have some nice card project to share with you. This time with focus on the stencils and button dies.

How Does Your Garden Grow PS watermark

First I created background panel. My two ink pads helped me to create a nice mesh pattern. On the bottom part pink and on the top part blue. Just how I wanted.

How Does Your Garden Grow PS detail WM

Then I placed Poppystamps Garden Orchad Branch stencil on my panel and inked a branch with dark purple ink. After that I took a black fine pen and started to trace all flowers and leaves to built my card center piece. Coloured in with Letraset Promarkers and embellished with adhesive pearls and stones.

How Does Your Garden Grow PS detail 1 WM

Continued with die cutting and embossing the Large Stitched Buttons.

PS Buttons with WM

When you open the Large Stitched Buttons paper pack you will find two dies inside. First you going to die cut buttons with stitched details on.

PS Buttons 1 WM

Then you going to place them on the second die set and emboss a 3D effect on.

PS Buttons 3 WM

So the buttons look like this!

PS Buttons 4 WM

I wanted to add some extra for my card so I played with the purple ink and inked the buttons around. As you see the 3D effect stood out even more.


Hope that you like my techniques. Have a lovely day!

Sending hugs!


Zuzana Signature

Mon 25

Good Friend

Poppy dog


Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog. Lezlye here with some Patient Pup inspiration for you today. I have just returned home from a creative weekend in Lake Tahoe. I made over 70 cards while there!

On my card I used the new Poppystamps words stamps that are clear. I also used the mailbox die from a couple of releases ago. I thought this would be the perfect card for a friend of mine who just got a new Puppy!




Sun 24

Thank you

Hi, Irena here today. Today's card features two new dies from the latest Poppystamps release.


I also used the new 'Hope and Thanks' set stamps by Poppystamps.
I love these stamps, are versatile. I made a photo tutorial for card.  I hope you like it.




Thanks for stopping by - see you again next Saturday!

Irena Signature copy

Sat 23



I bring for you a pretty card, made with Poppystamps diecuts and Memory Box stencil!!!!

DSC_0008At this time I use only a permanent marker with a beautiful color :) I mark each point of stencil and the result I like a lot :)DSC_0006I love felt!!! The flowers are beautiful!!!!! The new release of Poppystamps has "feeling" heheheDSC_0012

I like  the little  houses... You can cut them in several colors....  The sentiment is a quote of set: Into the words!!!!!! DSC_0011

Thanks for your comments!!! I'm very happy with all my diecuts of Poppystamps!!!!!  Don´t forget combine your projects with Memory Box stencils!!! all this together is equal to happiness!!!!!! :)

0Patty Signature STAR copia

Fri 22

Spring flowers



 We have cold, wet and cloudy May in Ireland this year.  I decided to tackle that depressive atmosphere with pastel card with some spring flowers.

 I made card background with white paper and then I used structural paste and Memory Box mask.

 After that I used mist and I painted background. Flowers are cut from white paper and painted purple. Then I added some glossy accents.

 The butterfly symbolizes a Spring freshness.



I hope I have inspired you to create one!

Ilona Signature copy