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25 posts from November 2016

Wed 30

He's Coming to Town...
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to Poppystamps Blog! Lezlye here today with a Christmas Card. This is one of those idea's that just kept

coming forward with idea's.


I decided to do the card in white and gold and just a few touches of red. I had an open spot at the bottom and decided to add the hand drawn note pole sign. The sleigh was assembled and cut in half. I tucked it behind to make it appear as it was flying off. I hand colored twine with copies to make it look like leather.


I used quite a few dies on this card, but I really like the way it came together. I hope you do too!



Lezlye Signature copy


Tue 29

Warm Christmas Wishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, boasting a paper door all dressed up for the holidays.  So, let's get right to it.

Poppystamps Warm Christmas Wishes - JinnyNewlin

I started this card by embossing vertical grooves, into a wide strip of Oatmeal cardstock, to resemble bead-board and topping it with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A strip of vellum, stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment was carefully held in place near the bottom of the prepped piece, as all three paper bits were then anchored, onto a white, cardstock, card face, with brown-threaded, straight, machine stitches and their edges distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.

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The door was Cameo-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, as well as a little, Titanium White acrylic paint; backed with a piece of white cardstock, which had been coated with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks, rubbed through the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil; and adhered, tucked under the vellum, sentiment strip, in the center of the card face.  Our Home for the Holidays Wreath was then die-cut from Garden Green, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, and Ballet Slippers cardstocks, as well as vellum, and stacked one on top of the other, while tucking each limb, leaf, and berry into the other, until it was full and fluffy and perfectly fit to hang on the door.  I also weaved in a few Always Artichoke, cardstock, Pine Twig die cuts.

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It was then topped with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow, and embellished with a lone pearl, backed with a Baker's Twine bow, to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

Jinny Floral Signature copy

Mon 28

White flower
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good morning everyone! Hi, Irena here today, with a simple christmas card.


Flower I cut in white paper, formed shape, I added silver blink.
Decorative shape "Circle Bump Borders" cut twice in white and silver cardstock.



Under flower I glued silver cord.
On the end add few silver blink.


Thanks for stopping by.

Irena Floral Signature copy



Sun 27

Mint Butterfly
by Jeanne Jachna

I know you were expecting a holiday card right?  Sometimes the unexpected can be delightful!   I've been playing more and more with watercolors and wanted to try for something really soft this time.   I started by painting a really loose wash on some card stock.  I love the mint color that I achieved!  
I cut the Spinning Circles on the watercolor panel.  I wanted to keep the Bellina Flora die cut the same color as the background so I cut it from the same watercolor paper.  
I chose a small sentiment that would fit in the lower corner of the panel.  The Thank  You from the Flower Patch Clear Stamp Set was the perfect shape and size. 
I layered the panel over a card - again made from the same watercolor paper.   I made sure the inside of the card was the smooth side of the watercolor paper so I will have an easy time stamping a sentiment inside or writing a personal note.   I wanted to show those beautiful Spinning Circles off so I adhered it with adhesive foam tape so it's popped up.
I'm glad I tried something new and am so happy with how this turned out!   What will you make today?
 Jeanne Floral Signature copy


Sat 26

A gift for you
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I want tell you that with only 3 elements of Poppystamps you will achieve a wonderful Christmas Card :) : Frosty Snowflakes Buttons, Naughty or Nice stamp set and Naughty or Nice die set!!!! Look!!!!


You can decorate with golden pearls, ribbon, watercolors and ready !!!


Do you like??? I really love snowflakes, are so elegant!!! 


The bears bring a present for you!!! :)

Happy Holidays queridas amigas!!!!!

Thanks to all for your sweet comments :)

0 Patty Floral Signature copy


Fri 25

Crystalline Corner.
by Pam Simpson

Good morning everyone, Pam here today sharing another Christmas card..


Finished card size 7"x 7" square.. I started with white card 5"x 5". using Poppystamps "Crystalline Corner" die cut  two corners, next using  a touch larger card in red I adhered this piece, I placed snowflakes from the die cut, back in place..Across the center I glued in place strips of red/white/red card.


Top section. Poppystamps Marais Snowflake die,cut in white and red, I cut the larger outer section away on the red die cut.., red  swish from Poinsettia Ribbon die.. Peace from Clear stamp set  "Poinsettia Peace" CL440. stamped in Red  Adirondack Cranberry ink.  another white card mat before adhering to the main card square, finishing touch red chiffon bow / gems. 

Quite an easy Christmas card make this one..  hope you will have a go...thank you for stopping by...Pam 

Pam Floral Signature copy

Thu 24

Snowy Christmas In the Woods
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here with another Christmas card. Can you believe Christmas is just one month away! Wow, the time is flying by.

Today I'm showing a white shaker card that has a pop of colour.


I started off by die cutting the House in the Woods from wood grain card stock for a bit of texture. I turned this into my shaker element by popping it up on foam strips and backing it with blue glitter card stock. I kept the shaker bits simple by adding white and iridescent stars, beads and sequins. Just a few of each.


Next, the sentiment was stamped on the card base so I could work the snowflakes around it. I die cut a bunch of Ava Snowflakes from the same white card stock as the card base so the snowflakes would blend into the background.


This is an easy and fairly quick card to make. The part that takes the longest is adhering all those snowflakes!

I'd like to wish all our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

  Sue Floral Signature new




Wed 23

Winter card
by Ilona Zbieg


Hi Poppystamps fans :)

Christmas time is coming.  

I am sharing a  Christmas card today. 


There are three layers of the paper: white, green (2-3mm smaller) and white again. This time it was about 5mm difference to make that nice green frame around.

I used star mask and pearl paste to make those tiny white-glitter stars on the background.

Silver  glitter paper was used for that circle in the centre. It was decorated with Wintergreen Border die.

There are actually three cut outs but I cut out the bottom part of each and then they were stuck underneath the circle.

Two poinsettias are added on the border of the circle and then I added Country House die together with some turquoise stars.








Thanks so much for stopping by!

Ilona Floral Signature copy

Tue 22

CASology Challenge - Soft (snow)
by Jeanne Jachna


Do you like playing challenges you find in the bloggie world?  It's how I originally started my own blog.  I remember seeing a beautiful card in a magazine and thinking to myself "Wow! I'd sure like to make that!"  I went on line to look up the manufacturer of the stamp set and saw that they had a monthly challenge.  What a great place for me to find ideas for different things to make with the stamps I bought, and they had a challenge too!  Seeing that I might actually be able to win a prize was great motivation!  Crafting can get expensive and who doesn't love a  freebie once in a while?  All I needed to do was make a card and link it on their blog.   But what was a blog?  I had a lot to learn.  That was almost 6 years ago and I'm still having fun.. and I'm still playing challenges.

I don't play to win anymore.. now I look for the names of people I've come to know to see what they're making .. sort of like visiting an old friend.  I still love seeing what everyone makes and feeling a sense of community when I see a familiar name.

Did you know that Poppystamps has a monthly challenge too?  It begins on the first of every month and you can always find it by clicking on the challenge tab at the top of the page - or the challenge badge on the side bar.   This month's theme is "Plaid is Rad".  To play along you need to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) and add a little plaid to your design.  

Once in a while we sponsor other challenges in blogland.  This week we're the sponsor at CASology.

Week 225 - Soft
CASology is a weekly  "Clean and Simple" challenge.  Every week they have a different CUE card to get your creativity kick started.  This week the CUE word is Soft.  Your project should feature something that comes to mind when you think of the word SOFT.  It could be something for baby, or soft colors, or how about.. soft as a feather, or butterfly wings?

So what's CAS "Clean and Simple"? Here's the guidelines taken from their blog...

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)One player will receive a sweet gift from Poppystamps for playing along

One player will receive a sweet gift from Poppystamps!  AND if you're feeling clever, you can double dip by entering our challenge too! 

Here's what I made for the challenge.
Can you guess what I was thinking of when I read the word soft?  Yes!  That's right.. SNOW!  And you know I'm loving pink this year for snowy scenes!  I did a simple watercolor wash for the background and splattered it with white ink.   Next I added some stitched snowy hills.
I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Greetings in pink ink to match the snowy sky!

The Scribble Snowflake Circle makes a beautiful frame for the Peaceful Deer silhouette! 

I hope you'll join me at CASology this week- it's a great place to make new friends!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy


Mon 21

Classic Snowflake Trio
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good morning everyone!

Irena  here today with a card in my favorite colors: white, red and gold.


As a background I used 'Postage Square Layers' Memory Box Open Studio.


I added a beautifully embossed and cut out "Snowflake Shimmer Ribbon"


At the end of several cut out "Classic Snowflake Trio" in white and gold colors.


Thanks so much for visiting today!

Irena Floral Signature copy