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42 posts from October 2015

Sat 31

Halloween Shaker Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi everyone and Happy Halloween!

Hope you're having fun celebrating and here are some Halloween tags to create an appropriate mood :))) I've made them using some dies from the Poppystamps Holiday release.

There is also the VIDEO TUTORIAL on all the three tags. 






Have a spooktacular holiday and thanks for visiting!

Olga Signature

Fri 30

A beautiful ornament
byPatty Tanúz

Hola chicas!!!!! Patty Tanúz here!!!! :) 

Today I show you something very beautiful!!!! I love Christmas and these holidays for me are so festive, I like sing Christmas carols and really feel the spirit of Christmas!!!!

I made an ornament!!!


It`s like a shaker box but, I forgot to put in, the sequins!!!! jajajajaja 


The new Holidays stamps of Poppy are so cute!!!! Love all because are pretty designs!!!!!


The stamps seals perfect!!!! Also, you  must remember that we have the diecuts for this stamps, all is so cool!!!!! You must have the full combo!!!!! :)



In front, my ornament has acetate :) I love it!!!!!!!


Have a beautiful holidays!!!!! :) Do you like? Leave me a sweet message hehehe :)

0Patty Signature STAR copia


Thu 29

Exquisite Branch.
by pam simpson

Hi everyone Pam here today.

Sharing a scene card.. I wanted to show  you,  another way to use a frame die.


I have used New Poppystamps  "Exquisite Branch Frame" die.

I wanted just the tree as a focal point,  so I cut it away from the frame!. created a shadow by cutting one in white & brown card adhered together, added shading with inks,  had to use these cute Frisky Squirrels & Friendly Kitties in the tree.


In the background scene Stitched Landscapes created hills, also Country Houses matching Roofs & Background, shaded with distress inks in autumn colours.


This sentiment from Memory box is a new cling stamp, love the saying! sorry went overboard with these leaves and you cannot see the F ..for..LOL.


Thank you for calling by Poppystamps blog..   Pam x

Wed 28

Fresh and Flaky
by Michele K. Henderson


As the bright oranges of Halloween begin to fade away, our card making fancies turn to something fresh and flaky, green boughs and snow flakes!

I've been thinking about some fresh Christmas and holiday card ideas for a few days now, as I start to prepare my materials for a big card drive I participate in every year. I wanted to design a card that would lie flat, look lush and full in a small A2 card envelope, and could be put together with only a few die cuts. That's when I came up with Fresh and Flaky!


I used the very pretty Snowflake Oval Frame, and added two cuts of Verona Flourish at the top, and a few more cuts of Holly Leaves and Berries at the bottom. A Cheery Cardinal or two and it's finished! Just look at the gorgeous stitched detail in those leaves!

This card only took a few minutes to make, and it turned out great! Today I wanted to share an idea for a quick and easy card, without bling, sequins, or glitter (for our military families) that will lie flat and look detailed and complete. Mission accomplished! A card made "on the double" can look like it took you all day, thanks to these pretty winter frames and flakes from Poppystamps!

Thanks for joining us today!

Michele Signature copy 1


Tue 27

Snowy Xmas
by Ilona Zbieg


Yesterday we announced the winners of our blog blitz.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your time.

Now it is a time for the fresh inspiration. As you can see most of the blogs are covered with winter/snow themes. Today I did something similar but I break a law here using colors that normally are not the ones you would use for winter time cards.


Backgrounds I made myself with water paints.


I really love Stitched Star Cutouts craft die and Stitched Snowflake Cutouts craft die so I use them quite often in my projects. In this work I used both dies on the same card. Text is the newest Memwhite snowy Xmasory Box stamp which is white embossing. We don't have that much snow here in Ireland and even if we got some it wouldn't last long. I really miss white snowy Xmas liek we had in Poland.



Thanks for visiting with me today!

Bye, Ilona

Ilona Signature copy


Mon 26

October Release Blog Blitz Winners

The moment you've been waiting for... time to announce the winners from the latest blog blitz!  I hope you enjoyed seeing the newest dies and stamps as well as the samples from the design team. Your kind words  mean the world to us and we wish we could give you all a prize!  

We had 26 posts and are happy to announce 26 winners!  Congratulations to each of you

Oct. 7 am  Jeanne's Post - Snow One Like You Stamp Set - Marta
Oct. 7 pm  Lezlye's Post - Exquisite Branch Frame - Janet
Oct. 8 am  Marybeth's Post - Verona Flourish Die - Denise Bryant
Oct. 8 pm Lezlye's Post - Merry & Bright Channel Die - Nancy Penir
Oct. 9 am  JJ Bolton's Post - Cup of Cheer Stamp Set - Patricia Howarth
Oct. 9 pm  Michele's Post - Falling For You Stamp Set - Darcydaydream
Oct. 10 am  Jeanne's Post - You Melt My Heart Stamp Set - Mimi R
Oct. 10 pm Michele's Post - String Ornament Die - TracyM #6773
Oct. 11 am  JJ Bolton's Post - Peace On Earth Channel Die  - Betty H.
Oct. 12 am  Pam's Post - Poinsettia Stem  Die - ionabunny
Oct. 13 am  Sue's Post - Exquisite Branch Frame Die -   Martha Velasco
Oct. 13 pm  Marybeth's Post - Holly Leaves & Berries - SuzzieQ
Oct. 13 pm  Olga's Post - Falling For You Stamp Set - Linda F
Oct. 14 am Zuzana's Post - You Keep Me In Stitches Stamp Set -  Joyce M.
Oct. 14 am  Yoonsun's Post - Stitched Poinsettia Die - Mirella
Oct. 15 am  Yoonsun's Post - Foxy Holiday Stamp Set - Carla Hundley
Oct. 16 pm  Sue's Post - You Melt My Heart Stamp Set - karenajo
Oct. 16 am  Ilona's Post - Let It Snow Channel Die - Robin in WA
Oct. 17 am  Ilona's Post - Yuletide Birdies Stamp Set - Sandra W
Oct. 17 am  Olga's Post - Snowflake Oval Frame Die - Kathy Krug
Oct. 18 am  Pam's Post - You Keep Me In Stitches Stamp Set - Laraine R
Oct. 18 pm Irena's Post - Poinsettia Stem Die - Patt H.
Oct. 19 am  Patty's Post - You Melt My Heart Stamp Set - NKS
Oct. 19 pm  Irena's Post - Christmas Delights Stamp Set - Peg
Oct. 20 am  Patty's Post - Proper Happy New Year Die - Maureen Reiss
Oct. 20 pm  Zuzana's Post - Proper Merry Christmas Die - Eva R

All winners have been contacted by email so check your INBOX!  
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As a special thank you to Poppystamps fans Birch Press Design is extending a 20% discount off your entire purchase.  Just use code "hummingbird" at check out!  Discount good through November 6!

Jeanne Signature copy

Mon 26

Leafy Shaker
by Sue McRae


Hi everyone! The weather where I am is definitely nearing the end of fall mode. Most of the leaves have already changed their colours and are gone from the trees. But we can still enjoy the striking hues of autumn in our projects!


I die cut the Verona Flourish from water colour paper, inked them up with Distress Inks and gave a quick spray with Perfect Pearls.


For the shaker element, I took my background and die cut the flourish from one corner and created a shaker pouch with the fuse tool and sequins. I also pierced holes around all the sides and splattered some gold paint.


I think this is a fun and elegant way to add a shaker element to a thank you card.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Sue Signature New




Fri 23

Merry and Bright
by Yoonsun Hur

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here.

Today I want to share with you my Christmas card using Holly Leaves and Berries and Merry and Bright Channel dies.


To create this card:
1) Die cut Holly Leaves and Berries from red and green card stocks (several times) and then add some dark shading with a Copic marker C1.
2) Die cut Merry and Bright Channel from the bottom part of white paper panel.
3) Adhere all leaves and berries on die cut panel using double-side tape.
4) Mount finished die cut panel on aqua card base using double-side tape.
5) Tie the red & white bakers twine at the bottom part of the card for finishing touches.



Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Thu 22

Embossed Snowman
by Lezlye Lauterbach

I had such fun creating this little snowman card! I Love to add texture to cards using embossing folders, glitter and foam tape. I colored and cut out the snowman, globe from You Melt my Heart stamps and dies.


I used and embossing folder to create the background of embossed snowflakes and dots. The glitter is stickles applied very lightly. I used copic markers to color the snowman. I cut a slit in the snow hill to insert the snowman as if he's sitting in the snow.


Lezlye Signature copy

Wed 21

Announcing New Look Book By Irena Kowalczyk


I'm so excited to share that there is a new Memory Box Look Book by Poppystamps Design Team Member Irena Kowalczyk.

So what's a Look Book?  It's a idea book featuring the latest release of products.  It's a wonderful way to get your creativity a jump start and see your favorite images in a fresh way.    Products used to create each design are identified by name and product number,  making it easy for you to find your favorites and start your wish list.

Irena has been with the Poppystamps team from the beginning (July 2013) and her style is elegant and layered.  

Click here or on the image on the side bar to get started and ENJOY!!!