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32 posts from August 2015

Mon 31


Good morning, everyone!  Irena here with  card for you.  I love flowers, especially roses, so it often added them to my projects.



I cut art deco roses in two colors cardstock. The frame consists of two elements, one glued inside, the second element added a glue-3D.


And at the end of the double-cut inscription Celebrate.


Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you'll join us again tomorrow. 

Irena Signature copy

Sun 30

My Little Wedding Card
by Mary McMillan


Before I tell you about this card, I want to give you a bit more news.  So, grab your coffee, tea or water and have a seat...this could turn out to be quite lengthy.....

I want to share some news that I think will be a good move for me, though I must say it has not come without MUCH thinking.  This will be my last post as a Design Team member.  Trust me, I have thought and thought about this and I have put off writing the post for as long as I can.  I've been a member of the team for the past few years and I have loved every minute.  How could I not?  That said, I know it's time for me to step back and let some new people have the wonderful experiences I've had.  

Every one of the Design Team members are wonderful women.  I've only met them through their blog posts and through emails, but I feel I know them and they are the best!  I will miss them, but I will be following each of them through this blog page and through their personal blog pages.  Thanks ladies for your inspiration!

I want to thank Jeanne for her guidance and her kind and calm manner.  Esp[ecially when I was attempting to learn how to link and post.  She proved you can teach an old dog new tricks!  I have no idea how she remained sane.  She encouraged me through some hard times as I blabbered on and on.  I'm sure she doesn't know how much she means to me and for that matter all of us.  Thank you Jeanne!

And Dave....the designer of the beautiful Poppystamps and Memory Box dies, stencils and stamps.  All I can say is the man is a genius!  But then, you all know that...right?  What you may not know, he is a most kind and generous man.  Yet another reason I thought long and hard about leaving the team.  He can be sure I'll be thinking of him whenever I use one of his creations.  

And of course everyone I've met in cyberspace.  Your comments, emails and likes here and on Facebook and Pinterest  have been such a joy to read.  I've visited your pages too and have been in awe of your creations.  Thank you for bringing inspiration and smiles to my world.  

I won't be totally gone from the blog world.  I'll be posting on my blog page, and you can bet I'll be playing along with as many challenges as I can.   Closing a chapter and looking forward to what the new pages will be....

And now....on to my card....  A friend is getting married next month and though I can't attend, I wanted to make a card for the couple.  The inspiration for this card was the new Distressed Benson Corner.  I cut it on a 6x6 piece of white linen card stock.  The rest just fell into place.  I printed the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it.  Yes, you can....but be quick have everything ready because you don't have lots of time when it comes from the printer.  I used the Oval frame background and the Woodland Oval to surround the sentiment.  The Lorelai Outline and the Lorelai Leaf along with the Berry Sprig helped to finish off the front of my card.  I added silk flowers, stamen, a buckle and a bit of ribbon and the outside is complete.  

Here's what I did on the inside: 


I like to repeat elements from the outside and as you can see I did.  I did add the General Store Tag as my signature and to add a bit of dimension, I used an embossing folder.  This time I didn't heat emboss the sentiment.  I was worried it would dry before I had the chance to get powder on the entire piece.  

Now you know how I made this card.  It really is an easy one to make, though I think looks pretty elegant.  

See you again in "Blogville"  Hugs and so much love to each of you,

Mary Signature copy




Sat 29

Ornament Trio Cutouts
by Pam Simpson

Hi Pam here today, using Christmas dies from the latest Poppy release. 


  Our weather is so hot and sunny here in UK, we keep having  thunder storms..

Think you can see the colours shinning through these bauble cutouts, I have used multicolour holographic card from my stash.. years ago I always used holographic  on  Christmas cards, nice change from glitter.



Tiny tails on  the baubles  is from. Open Studio "Stitched  Bows" .



Stitched "Holly border " I cut from card   2.1/4" deep this is size I needed for "Snowy Merry Christmas"  cut with red holographic.

Left corner holly with gems from "Stitched Holly and Berries" die.

Thank you for stopping by Poppystamps blog..  enjoy your crafting  Pam x.



Fri 28

New Look Book & Pie Plate Give Away Winner


Thanks so much for all the peeks at the new look book.   We hope you will be inspired to make many beautiful projects with Poppystamps dies!


We also appreciate you visiting the Birch Press Store.  The store is the latest venture from Dave Brethauer the creator of Memory Box and Poppystamps.  The store has many beautiful hand crafted items for the home .  

Alas there can only be one winner!  Congratulations to Lynn Gauthier!  We hope you enjoy your pie plate - no doubt your family and friends will too when they find a pie baked inside!! 

You can find our pie plates and pie box on sale at Birch Press Design here.

Fri 28

Wisteria Blooms
by Olga Direktorenko

Today is a very big day! It is the birthday of Poppystamps DT member Michele Henderson. 

I know Michele loves shades of pink, flowers and monograms, so i hope she will like this card that is now traveling to her. 

I am also including a step by step VIDEO TUTORIAL - please scroll down to watch. I will demonstrate how to emboss portions of pattern with the embossing folder and how to make wisterias with Poppy dies.





Happy Birthday to you, dear Michele!

Olga Signature

Thu 27



Today is time to share one... mhhh... awwww, maybe 2 cards with Poppy???? Yesssssss, ok, 2 beautiful cards for you!!!!!

I worked with Memory Box Stencils with this card set!!!!! Look!!!!! My eyes have 2 hearts like little emoticon of facebook jajajaja


First card, like our current challenge "The heat is on", with hot colors very merry!!!! Love it!!!!! Do you are participating? I invite you to "play" with us, you can see the challenge here!!!!


First I inked my paper, after, I use gesso with my Memory Box Stencil, is beautiful!!!!!! Before that gesso is dry, you can put a lot of glitter!!!!


I draw with same stencil the butterflies and I cut them :)... 

I use the Believe (love it) in black and booooom, we have a beautiful and hot card!!! hehehe


Who looooves the stars???? Yes, Meeeee :)

I made the same procedure with Memory Box Stencil for the white stars!!!!! 


I adorned with my beautiful Poppy diecuts, some dots of acrylic paint and  pretty silver tacks!!!! "Thanks" are from "Hope and Thanks" stamp set of Poppy!!!!!


Did you have visited on line store??? Our new release still is super hot!!!!!

I hope you like my two cards!!!!!!!!! 

Take the challenge amigas!!!!


0Patty Signature STAR copia

Wed 26

Drifting Feathers
by Yoonsun Hur

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here.

Autumn is right around the corner and it is high time to take the beautiful scenery of everywhere around us!


To create this card:
1) Ink onto the white card base with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink using mini blending tool.
2) Spritz with water several times using a Mini Mister and then dry using heat tool.
3) Die cut feathers from the white card stock using Drifting Feathers.
4) Heat emboss the tail section of those feathers with gold embossing powder.
5) Stamp the sentiment from the Into the Words Stamp Set using embossing ink, white heat emboss it and then fussy cut it. 
6) Mount all elements as shown to the inked base using dimensional foam tape.


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tue 25

Winter landscapes
by Ilona Zbieg

Hi all,

You can see that Xmas theme began to appear on various blogs. Poppystamps have shown new dies for 2015 season so … let it snow, let it snow let it snow :) …


Today I prepared winter landscape card. The sky itself (background is created with watercolour paints which are my new idea. Sky is covered with ‘not too small’ dots made of modelling paste with use of stencil. You can see that I layered various die cuts trees, dears and stitched landscapes.


To get that nice 3d effect I used foam tape.



Finally I added some stars to get richer background.




Now – have you started your Xmas cards yet? Try with new dies – I really love them.



Ilona Signature copy

Mon 24

One For the Boys
by Sue McRae

Sue here today with a masculine card. I don't know about you but I have a hard time making cards for the guys, especially when the guy in question is a teenager having a birthday.


I tend to go for darker colours and minimal embellishments for a masculine card and definitely no florals! So I played it safe and went with dies that I consider to be a birthday card staple: balloons, stars and a banner.


I decided to grab a bunch Alcohol Inks and colour glossy card stock  to use for all my die cutting. It's a subtle way to add texture and visual interest to die cuts.


Since all the die cuts were so colourful I used gray card stock for my background and added that to a black card base and I finished off with silver thread for the balloon strings.

Thank you so much for dropping by today!

Sue Signature New







Sun 23

Snowflake Ribbon


Hello friends! I have a lovely soft watercolored Christmas card to share with you today featuring the beautiful Snowflake Ribbon Die and Fancy Believe die from Poppystamps!


I started by wetting my whole piece of watercolor paper liberally and then I just dabbed green watercolors along the bottom left corner. I only used one shade of green and I just let that spread with the water. After it was very dry, I cut out the Snowflake Ribbon die out of white card stock, and glued that along the right side with Mono Adhesive. I cut the Fancy Believe die out with white card stock as well and glued it along the bottom. I cut some small white snowflakes out with the Christmas Baubles die and glued them along the sides of the ribbon. I then added a few clear 4mm sequins. 


The sparkly pieces you see in the loops of the b and l in believe were cut out of glittery fun foam and added in at the last minute. I thought that looked festive! :)

I hope you have enjoyed my post today! It won't be long before Christmas is here, so get busy on those Christmas cards!


Kay :)

Kay Signature copy