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37 posts from July 2016

Sat 30

After the Rain
by Olga Direktorenko

Today I'm playing with some new dies from the Poppystmps fantastic Holiday release.

The real star is the SPIDER WEB CUTOUT - it's a negative space kind of die, great for shaker windows and for creating so much more than just Halloween projects! I have made an early fall themed card and combined spider webs with Bitty Spider and Fall Leaf Collage dies as well as the new Falling Maple stencil by Memory Box.

You can find a VIDEO TUTORIAL at the end of this post:





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Fri 29

Snow flake Wave & Bauble
by Pam Simpson .

Hello friends, today`s Christmas card using these New July release from Poppystamps.. "Snow flake Wave & "Lavinia Snowflake Ornament" .


I have cut two Snow Flake Waves in white, then adhered together for depth.. this I backed onto soft aqua glued together and cut around with scissors. Next I cut cut a wave in aqua as I wanted the snow flakes and dots the die left behind..next infilled with these, disregarded the die cut..will come in for another card.


You can use this Snow flake wave anywhere on your card ..top..bottom ..sides..I choose top as I wanted my Bauble shape to look like it`s hanging  from the swirl.


Love this pretty Lavinia Snowflake Bauble..backed onto matching "Costello Ornament Background"  ..I have used New Poppystamps  "Poinsettia Joy" CL441 clear stamps for the word "Joy" stamped onto the bauble in black ink.


I cut a frame to finish  this card .. placed onto a side opening card in aqua..6.1/2" x 7.1/2" added pearl snowflakes with pearls..

Hope you like the soft none traditional Christmas colours on this card..have a wonderful crafty day Pam x


Thu 28

by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

When arrive my diecuts and stamps,  I was in love at first sight of Purrfect Holidays Clear Stamp Set!!! Is so sweet and beautiful!!!!!! In addition, new diecuts are so wonderful!!!!! I made 2 tags, love then, look!!!! 


Especially love love loveeeee that cute cat hehehe


Christmas on July??? Yes please :)


I reversed the colors of the two tags, love red and mint green!!!!!


Purrfect Holidays Clear Stamp Set has several beautiful elements like cute cats, snowflakes, christmas tree, stars and more :)


I use too Bow and String craft die, really elegant!!!!!


A close up more, meowwwww hehehe


Hope you like amigas!!!! Poppystamps simply stunning!!!!!!!!!!

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Wed 27

Cute birthday cats
by Ilona Zbieg



Hi Poppystamps fans.

Today I would like to show you a card with two cute cats.

I made it for my daughter's 10th birhday 2 days ago which was two days ago.

My daughter loves our cat, so the decision  - "what kind of card?" - was easy after I received the latest dies for 2016 Holiday. 

I colored cats with some Promakers colors.

Promarker pens have a vast range of colours and are ideal for artistic and craft projects such as rubber stamping and illustration.

 I coloring balloons using a completely different technique - the water-based paints in intense colors.  'Happy birthday' text is actually mix of a stamp and die.

Hope you like it!






Have a nice day


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Tue 26

Delfina Layers
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone! Thanks for popping by today for a visit.

I have a floral anniversary card that uses the Delfina Layer Dies from Birch Press Design (an online store by the Memory Box/Poppystamps owners) and the Daphne Bloom flower.


I started by water coloring a panel with shades of blue and turquoise and then die cut each layer of the Delfina set in vellum.


The vellum panels were adhered together just around the edges (I used a glue stick) and attached to the turquoise background. Don't you just love how pretty the vellum is when stacked?


I die cut the Daphne Bloom out of wood paper and red card stock and layered them, off-setting just the leaves.


The sentiment was white heat embossed and added on the diagonal and I added a sparkly gem to the flower centre.

Wishing you a crafty day!

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Mon 25

Congratulations Blog Blitz Winners

A huge thanks from the Poppystamps family for joining us during our 2016 Holiday Release Blog Blitz!  Your kind words and enthusiasm for the new products are so appreciated!  We really enjoyed showing you some of the new products and offering you a chance to win some new dies for yourself.  We wish we could give you all a prize because you are so amazing!

We hope you are inspired to make some beautiful creations of your own and would love you will share them with us on our challenge page.  You can always find the challenge by clicking the tab at the top of the screen.  

Here's the list of prize winners - check your email for prize claim information!

Date Post Prize Winner
7/6/2016 Jeanne's Post  1564 Fall Leaf Collage Judy
7/6/2016 JJ's Post 1563 Puffy Snowtree Wahnita
7/7/2016 Michele's Post 1561 Downtown Urban Landscape Nanci Taylor
7/7/2016 JJ's Post 1607 Merry Christmas Script SuzzieQ
7/8/2016 Marybeth's Post 1614 Haunted Mansion carol
7/8/2016 Pam's Post 1559 Hip Halloween Circle Frame super stick chick
7/9/2016 Jeanne's Post  1560 Botanica Frame Lindsey L
7/9/2016 Lezlye's Post 1565 Leafy Breeze Taunya Butler
7/10/2016 Michele's Post 1551 Trim Tree stampnk
7/10/2016 Marybeth's Post 1560 Botanica Frame julye
7/11/2016 Sue's Post 1571 Snowflake Wave Sara Tann
7/11/2016 Lezlye's Post 1577 Carved Pumpkin Face Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
7/12/2016 Ilona's Post 1570 Holiday Poinsettia Marcie
7/12/2016 Ilona's Post 1620 We Wish You a Merry Christmas Conniecrafter
7/13/2016 Yoonsun's Post 1608 Stitched Poinsettia Trio Michele W
7/14/2016 Sue's Post 1543 Delicate Holly Frame Charity Chamerlain
7/14/2016 Irena's Post 1574 Wintergreen Border Elaine G
7/15/2016 Pam's Post 1567 Poinsettia Ribbon Tami Grant
7/15/2016 Yoonsun's Post 1562 Majestic Maple Brenda in in
7/16/2016 Irena's Post 1553 Snowflake Breeze Gail Scott
7/17/2016 Patty's Post 1596 Give Thanks Brushed Carla Hundley
7/17/2016 Olga's Post 1577 Carved Pumpkin Face Dr Sonia
7/18/2016 Patty's Post 1565 Leafy Breeze Kathleen
7/18/2016 Olga's Post 1548 Grand Pine Tree Janis in ID
Sun 24

Summer wreaths
by Irena Kowalczyk

Happy Sunday!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the new products and fabulous designs in time Blog Blitz. Tomorrow we will know the winners.

Today, I have two card to share with you using the Freida Wreath die.


In the first card cut out twice wreath in a green card stock.


I cut out the frame - circle of in a white card stock, I added die "Swirled Love ". It's all glued on white card stock.




The second card, the beginning of the same, twice cut green wreath in a card stock, here small flowers, sentiment I added to the ribbon die.
Here I use a stencil and using distress ink do background on yellow card stock.  I added washi tape, and small yellow pearls.




Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Fri 22

Weeping Cherry Triptych
by Jeanne Jachna

Have you seen the Poppystamps Triptych dies?  What's a triptych right?  It's a work of art that's divided into three sections.  Poppystamps has several triptych dies to choose from.  The one I'm using today is the Weeping Cherry.   I think it has a very Asian look to it - the cherry blossoms delicately hanging from the branches.   I wanted this to be very clean and simple - and let the image do all the talking.
I cut a panel of white card stock with the Weeping Cherry Triptych die and mounted it on pink card stock .  I used a Sakura Quickie Glue pen to adhere the cut out panels into the open windows.
This is a very clean and simple card - all that was left to do was add a sentiment.  I used the "thank you" from the Flower Patch clear cling stamp set.   I was really tempted to color in the open letters on the word "you"!
In the end I decided I needed something to draw the eye to the sentiment so I added a scatter of Butterfly Sprinkles in gold foil and shades of pink.
The white in contrast with the deep rose background is stunning!   this style die would make a beautiful shaker card as well.   I wanted to keep mine flat for easy mailing. 
The triptych dies are beautiful and easy to design with .  

We'd love to see what you create!!    I hope you will join us for our challenge!  The theme this month is "Fly Away With Me".  You can spin this challenge in lots of directions - butterfly wings or a trip your special place!   You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.  

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Thu 21

Tangled up by Lezlye Lauterbach


How fun is this! Oh My, I just love it when a project comes out just like I envisioned. Oh that always happens right? If you could only see all my tossed cards, snicker ;)

I used Memory Boxes webbed stencil and white pigment ink(stays wet) to create my background. I then Sprinkled and heated clear embossing powder over it, which gives the glossy look.



I Put Silver Martha Stewert Glitter on the web and glossy accents on the Happy Halloween sentiment. I also glittered and glossed the spiders. The spiders were hung with American Crafts twine in Purple. I wanted to bring some additional color into the card since there was so much black and green.


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Wed 20

Snow Dash
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card I created using a few dies from the brand new Holiday release, along with an old friend, the Boddington Tree Border.


This little car is so adorable that I wanted to create a crisp white winter scene and have the car and tree "come alive" with color! I made a different version of this earlier, using different dies from the Boddington Tree series, but I just couldn't make it all come together the way I wanted. So I filed it away and pulled out the Boddington Tree Border, and completed this card in just a few minutes! It was SO easy breezy and it looks really cute too!

The difference in my second card was that I put all the focus on this little car, the Family Car! It pairs perfectly with the Car Toppers, which include the tiny tree and a stack of packages and a bow. I mounted the car with a few little pieces of foam tape to make it pop off the card, and that made all the difference in the world! The tiny wheel dies are shaped like doughnuts, so I cut out two small circles with a hole punch and glued the white circles to the back, and then mounted each wheel with a little bit of foam. I love the look of the car floating in air above the wheels, which also pop off the page creating dimension and shadow. The little tree even has a flat edge on one side, which means it looks adorable when it's on the side on the roof of the car!


No matter what your crafting style is, from easy CAS inspired to massive mixed media projects, I guarantee that you will be able to find a Poppystamps die that you will love! Take a look at our new holiday release, enter our current challenge, and be inspired here at Poppystamps every day! You won't want to miss a thing!

Thanks for joining me today!

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