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38 posts from April 2016

Sat 30

Blog Blitz Winners

Thanks so much for joining us for peeks of the Spring 2016 Poppystamps release!  We enjoyed showing you different ways to create using your dies!    More than that we appreciate all your kind words and support - it means so much to us.

Congratulations to the winners - they've all been contacted by email!  

Date Post Prize Winner
4/14/2016 Jeanne's Post Birch Press Dies Winners Choice Kara Lynne
4/15/2016 JJ's Post 1477 Gentle Wave Collage stampnk
4/16/2016 Marybeth's Post 1514 Curved Banner Frame Alexandra Madison
4/16/2016 Michele's Post 1486 Cottage Arbor D.Ann C
4/17/2016 Jeanne's Post 1465 Boddington Treescape Tracey McNeely
4/17/2016 JJ's Post 1472 Jumbled Happy Birthday Janice Oakes
4/18/2016 Marybeth's Post 1531 Bellina Butterfly Ribbon JennyH
4/18/2016 Lezlye's Post 1491 Old Porch Chair Jacquelene L
4/19/2016 Michele's Post 1488 Jungle Vine Oval Brandi R
4/19/2016 Sue's Post 1537 Grand Stick Frame Michele Check
4/20/2016 Pam's Post 1381 Sweet Baby Carriage Bobbie Bluegill
4/20/2016 Lezlye's Post 1481 Hopping Monkey Renee Logan
4/21/2016 Ilona's Post 1361 Stitched Elephant TracyM #6773
4/21/2016 Pam's Post 1530 Mayfield Corner Gail Scott
4/22/2016 Ilona's Post 1508 Life In A Fishbowl Tami Grant
4/22/2016 Yoonsun's Post 1521 Happy Sash Die karenladd
4/23/2016 Sue's Post 1473 Freida Wreath Patricia Howarth
4/23/2016 Yoonsun's Post 1475 Feathertree Frame Teresa Doyle
4/24/2016 Irena's Post 1468 Flamenco Border fusiafscrapping
4/24/2016 Irena's Post 1529 Swirly Bird Ribbon Megan
4/25/2016 Patty's Post 1386 Terrific Tricycle anny morlet
4/25/2016 Olga's Post 1476 Weeping Willow Tree Die Sar Tann
4/26/2016 Patty's Post 1517 Superstar Sash Barbara-Jean
4/26/2016 Olga's Post 1509 Vincent House Mary Myers
4/27/2016 Zuzana's Post 1478 Hip Little One A Stamp In Time
4/27/2016 Zuzana's Post 1469 Daphne Butterfly Mirella ROGAN

We hope you stop back often for ideas and fresh inspiration! 

Fri 29

Watercolor Susanna Blossom
by Jeanne Jachna

Are you smitten with all the watercolor creations you see on line lately?  I know I am!  I'm embarrassed to say how much paper I've gone through experimenting and trying to get the look just right.  Something so soft and  loose just seems like it should be easier.   The more I practice the easier it's getting.   I really love working with Peerless Watercolors - you can find them at Birch Press  Design where more and more craft supplies are showing up including new dies and stamps.   
What I love about Peerless watercolor is how easy the colors blend together like the green and yellow areas on the photo above.  Paper is so important too - my favorite is Canson #140 cold press.  Ah yes.. and the perfect paint brush.. the holy grail of water color - for me it's the No. 8 brush.   No matter who you ask you will get a different answer to all these questions - it's important to find what works best for you and to experiment with different products - don't give up!
Once you master the background you can layer on lots of pretty detail dies like this one from Poppystamps - the Susanna Blossom!  I cut several from watercolor paper - and adhered them to the base.  You need to be careful with your adhesive!  If you use a liquid, like I do,  you need to be aware that any leaks will reactivate your watercolors - so use it in moderation! 
A simple sentiment lets the background do all the talking!   Why not sit outside and paint a batch if the weather's fine?  You'll be ready for anything just by adding a few die cut images! 
Have a great day and happy crafting! 
Jeanne Signature copy

Wed 27

BLOG BLITZ - Daphne Butterfly
by Zuzana Obert

Hello and welcome to our last Blog Blitz post. It's me Zuzana here again this time with beautiful Daphne Butterfly die from the new Poppystamps spring release. 

Birthday Wishes PS

I went for bold spring colour scheme. Combined grey and light blue with yellow. 

Birthday Wishes PS detail

First I used Memory Box Chicken Wire stencil to create grey water colour background.  Ran it through my die cut machine using Poppystamps Stitched Main Street Tags. 

Assembled  black eyelet on the top.  Then I continued with slightly smaller light grey tag. I layered tags and fixed them on the card front.


Birthday Wishes PS detail 1

Then I die cut new Daphne Butterfly from water colour paper and painted with yellow paint. Matted with light blue Memory Box Stithed Hexagon.

Finally I die cut sentiment Birthday Wishes using Poppystamp Hip Birthday Wishes die from the new release.  

I was not happy with the finish so I added trim of black cardstock under smaller grey tag and embellished my card with gem stones.


You got still chance to win another gorgeous die from our new spring release today. This time Daphne Butterfly. Only what you have to do is to leave comment under my post. 

The winner will be announced on April 30th. 


Wish you all beautiful and crafty day! Hugs,


Zuzana Signature



Wed 27

BLOG BLITZ - Welcome Little One
by Zuzana Obert

Good morning! We have beautiful but freezing cold morning here in UK. To warm you little bit up I have a very sweet card for you today. 

Our new spring release has the most cute baby dies! I'm going to introduce you a Hip Little One craft die today. 


Welcome Little One PS

First I painted water colour paper  with pink paint and die cut using Open Studio Pinpoint Rectangle Layers. Then I played with Memory Box Stars Starry Nights designer stencil and drew some white stars with gel pen on the vellum.


Welcome Little One PS detail

Stitched the vellum and pink panel on the card base and wrapped with twine around. Die cut sentiment using new Poppystamps Hip Little One die from white foam and  

Welcome Little One PS detail 1

coloured in Poppystamps Small Elephant with yellow pencils. Added some pearl dots to finish.


Don't forget that you can win Blog Blitz Hip Little One craft die today, just leave the comment under my post. The lucky winner will be announced on April 30th.


Good Luck and Happy Crafting! Hugs,


Zuzana Signature


Tue 26

Old Town Street Cafe
by Olga Direktorenko

I am so excited to introduce the new fabulous Vincent House die set!

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So let's see what makes this die so special:

You might think that this is the set of three old townhouses (and they really can be used this way), BUT: 

  • why are some of the windows and doors cut out and some debossed?
  • why are the windows of the house in the middle are such unusual shape?
  • why is there only one roof? 

The answer is simple - these dies are meant to be LAYERED!

Watch the VIDEO tutorial for the detailed explanation! 






To WIN this unique die just leave a comment down below! And for more chances to win the new Poppystamps dies comment on all posts of the Blog Blitz (April 14 to April 27).

Olga Signature

Tue 26

Blog Blitz: A "peep" card
by Patty Tanúz

Yuhuuuuuu, hello again amigas!!!!

Peep, peep!!!! hehehe

We follow of Blog Blitz and today my card says "peep", "peep" jajajaja Look!!!!


I really love all diecuts from Poppy!!!!! This tag is so wonderful!!!! The little flowers too!!!!! I like put glitter!!!!


My sail is perrrrrfect, look all letters of my sentiment!!!! 


Look such a fun little bird!!!! With a lot of mails for you hehehe


You can to do wonderful projects with these fabulous dies!!!!


What do you think??? Can I say that I made a sweet and delightful card??? hehehe Hope so :) All thanks to Poppy diecuts and stamps!!!!!!!!


Remember: The blog blitz showing new Poppystamps releases begins today and runs April 14 -27 .  We're giving away a prize on every post!  All you need to do is leave a comment on EACH of the  posts that you wish to enter.   You have until midnight US EST  April 28 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter.  Winners will  announced on this blog on April 30.

And all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win SUPERSTAR SASH!!!!!

Good luck babiesssss...



0Patty Signature STAR copia

Mon 25

Summerscape Diorama
by Olga Direktorenko

I am happy and proud to introduce the new Weeping Willow Tree die!


This die also has a sister - Weeping Willow Archway, and they can either be used separately or combined to create beautiful layering.

I have created this paper diorama using both weeping willow dies - watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL to see how it was made.





To WIN this fantastic new die simply leave a comment on this blog post. And to increase your chances to win comment on all posts from April 14 to April 27 - each of them has its own giveaway!

Olga Signature

Mon 25

BLOG BLITZ: Just a Note
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Blog Blitz continues!!!!! I'm happy to be here with you and my talented friends!!!! With Poppy, all releases are cheerful, fun and colorful!!!! I show you a pretty card:


So simply, fresh and with a theme that we love: París!!!!!


I sail two times the Eiffel Tower for a beautiful 3D :) I design a background with small squares, all with Stamps and diecuts of Poppy!!!!!!


I add glitter in little details, i Like it :) hope you like my card!!!! :)


Remember: The blog blitz showing new Poppystamps releases begins today and runs April 14 -27 .  We're giving away a prize on every post!  All you need to do is leave a comment on EACH of the  posts that you wish to enter.   You have until midnight US EST  April 28 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter.  Winners will  announced on this blog on April 30.

And all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win Terrific Tricycle!!!!!

Good luck amigas lindas!!!!! (hehehe more spanish words for you jajaja)


0Patty Signature STAR copia

Sun 24

Swirly Birds
by Irena Kowalczyk

today for the second time.
This time I wanted to show two cards, with a new die Swirly Bird Ribbon.


First, two times I cut out the bird, I exchanged items.
Then I created a background using distress ink.




Two cards full of light, fresh colors.




Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the Swirly Bird Ribbon and be sure to come back tomorrow for more amazing projects. 

Thanks for the visit!

Irena Signature copy



Sun 24

Flamenco border
by Irena Kowalczyk

Irena here today. I am happy to show beautiful new border cutting die. I love all these decorative dies.


My card today is simple, just use a couple of blanking dies, adjust color.
Welcome card for the parents of a small baby.


A few close ups of detail die.




If you want to win Flamenco border is enough to leave a comment and wait for the results Blog Blitz.

Thanks very much for stopping by and I invite you today in the evening.
I wish creative Sunday,

Irena Signature copy