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28 posts from August 2016

Wed 31

Monochromatic card
by Irena Kowalczyk

Hello Poppystamps friends.
Irena here today with a monochromatic card!


I used some new dies and I combined with the old.
First I cut out love 'Distressed Benson Corner', then
Poinsettia flower that looks good also in the summer projects.



In these card should be little leaves, so I used 'Sylvan Sprig' in two colors: white and ecru.
At the end I added two small butterflies' Devyn Butterfly Trio "and pearls.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Irena Signature copy



Mon 29

Birch Press & Poppystamps Blog Hop Winner

Thanks so much for joining us during our recent blog hop with Birch Press Design.  Your comments make us so happy and we were so glad to show you the Birch Press Design stackable  dies.  They are an easy way to add layers to your designs.

The lucky winner of the $25 Birch Press Design Gift Certificate was chosen from Sue McRae's blog....

Miriam Pranter said "So delicate and pretty! Wonderful color choices!"

Sue will be contacting Miriam with the happy news! 

Mon 29

Poinsettia Birthday card.
by Pam simpson

To-days card  using these new Poppystamps "Poinsettia Peace" clear stamps & matching die set.. as a Birthday Card!.  Poinsettias not just Christmas..



I stamped these poinsettias in red ink, then used the matching die to cut them out, very easy to match up! six in total two for each flower,  from the same set using green ink on the leaf stamp & cut out, I wanted these a bit messy, so I cut to the center in-between the lines of ink, just a matter of feathering these .. Next using watered down Gesso I splattered with a brush to add some texture.


Added in the floral arrangement under these flowers Poppystamps "Small Posh outline" flower.. make a hole in the centers and I pushed a bunch of black stamens through.

Hampstead Oval Frame I left flat adhered to the oval.. Using Hope & Thanks clear stamp CL440 set, for the Birthday text, stamped onto Classic Tags inked the edges and shaped as shown.


Thank you for stopping by today,   happy crafting Pam x

White seam binding coloured with the matching ink..distress Stormy Sky.




Sun 28

Delicate Holly Frame
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good Morning everyone,
My today's card includes a beautiful new dies Poppystamps.


Panel 'Delicate Holly Frame' cut out twice in the white paper. The first panel I used distress ink "Mowed Lawn".
Together they stuck together.


The inscription 'Merry Christmas' embellished with gold paint.


I on finally, I added a little red gems.


The winner Blog Hop Poppystamps and Birch Press Design will be announced on tomorrow on Poppystamp blog.

Thanks as always for stopping by!

Irena Signature copy


Sat 27

Love Tag
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

Time for another sweet post!!! hehehe

I love baby theme!!!!! And you??? 



More than sweet!!!!! Poppy diecuts are make creating papercrafts easy and fun!!!!!!!!!! 


I cut my little elephant in towel  foamy !!!! Look like "rumpled paper" jajaja but is a material that I love and also looks different and beautiful!!!! 


I use sweet colors, my perfect color combination hehehe

IMG_2068Remember to click on the Poppy Shop!!!!!!! I want for Christmas aaaaallllllllllll diecuts and Stampsets!!!!! jajajaja

Kisses amigas!!!!!

0Patty Signature STAR copia


Fri 26

Maple Leaf Gift
by Olga Direktorenko

Today's project is a masculine gift bag. It has a decorated front and a tag for a message or a stamped greeting to put inside a bag together with the gift - so it also works as a card!

More info on how to make it is in the VIDEO below:




 Olga Signature

Thu 25

Seasons Greetings from the City
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Season's Greetings! Getting an early start on some Christmas Designs here on the Poppystamps Blog!


I inked up my sky on some Neenah Solar White Cardstock using Ranger Distress Ink. Then using my 3d foam squares popped up my Downtown cityscape,

adding the colored buildings die cut out of shiny papers.


The road is self drawn with a white get pen. Sentiment is Poppy clear stamps, stamped in Red to be festive with the building. The tree was cut from a textured green paper that I though resembled a Christmas Tree. The silver card stock was perfect for the car bumpers and rims!




Have a Great Day!

Lezlye Signature copy

Wed 24

Majestic Maple
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a card featuring all things leafy.


For the background, I temporarily adhered the Memory Box Postage Set Stencil over white card stock and inked up the rectangle/square shapes with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. This gives a nice window pane look to the card.


I then laid the Memory Box Falling Maple Stencil over the inked sections and applied Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue with a sponge to the leaves. This glue dries tacky which allows you to add gilding flakes/gold leafing on top. I used a multi-coloured mix of flakes with coppers, golds and greens.


The Majestic Maple was cut from water colour paper and painted with bold water colour paint. I die cut two additional leaves, one from red vellum and one from orange vellum and placed those behind the painted leaf and tied a gold bow around the stems.


I had trouble deciding on a colour for the sentiment. It seemed like nothing popped enough off the gilded section so I opted for black and decided to tie that in by adding the background panel onto a black card base.

Lots of fun techniques on this card. I hope it inspires you to try some of them.

In case you missed it, we had a blog hop yesterday featuring Birch Press Design and Poppystamps. There's a wonderful prize and some great shopping discounts. Stop by here for all the details.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Sue Signature New




Tue 23

Birch Press & Poppystamps Blog Hop!

Poppy & Birch Press Blog Hop Aug 23
What a great day for a visit! The Poppystamps Design Team is having a blog hop today featuring products you love from Poppystamps AND Birch Press Design!  You can always expect new and innovative die designs from Dave Brethauer (the creator of Memory Box, Poppystamps, and Birch Press Design).    The layered background dies at Birch Press Design provide the ultimate in versatility.  Each design features 3 die layers that can be used separately or stacked in different combinations to create  unique and attractive designs.

Here's a little peek of designs from our team to temp you to hop along with us today! 

PicMonkey Collage

 Hop along with us for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Birch Press Design!  One lucky commenter will be selected randomly from one of the blogs on the hop to win this prize.  You have until 12 am US EST August 29 to leave comments.   The winner will be posted here later that same day (August 29).    We want you to know we think you're all winners - so we're offering FREE SHIPPING (USA only)  on all die orders from Birch Press Design.  What a great time to try out these new dies! You can see all the layered dies here.

Poppystamps.com is having a special sale for you too! You can also enter the code "FRESH" at Poppystamps for an additional 20% items already on sale (go to the SUMMER SALE page to see the great deals)!   Click here to go shopping!  As a bonus, free shipping on poppystamps orders from August 23 through Aug 28!

Ready to get hopping?  Here's a list of all the designers with projects to share today!  

Ilona Zbieg
Irena Kowalczyk
Jeanne Jachna
Jinny Newlin
JJ Bolton
Lezlye Lauterbach
Marybeth Lopez
Michele Henderson
Olga Direktorenko
Pam Simpson
Patty Tanuz
Sue McRae
Yoonsun Hur

Mon 22

Happy Halloween
by Ilona Zbieg



Today I would like to show you Halloween card. 

 I create an watercolor background for a Halloween card with a haunted house.

I used orange, violet and green light watercolor Ecoline to create the background.

A haunted house and lamp I cut with glitter paper. 

In some places cards I added black and white sparkle spiders.  Spider web is cut in the background page and there is another black background in behind.

I using Spider Web Cutout dies. 





Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Ilona Signature copy