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14 posts from March 2018

Tue 20

Spring Wreath
by Robin Tharaldson

PS March 20 Wreath Full With

I hope everyone is enjoying the Blog Blitz featuring the latest release from Poppystamps! You can see the entire 2018 Spring Release here!  Plus, you could win a die from each Blog Blitz post you leave a comment on!! The die you could win, if you leave a comment on this post, is the Stitch Wreath die!  More information on Poppystamps Blog Blitz at the end of my post. 

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The StitchWreath is the perfect backdrop for the colorful flowers made using Blooming Border die!

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I made the pretty bow using Prim and Proper Bow, I cut it three times and glued them together for more dimension! My video will show you just how easy this card is to make!


Here is all the important information about Poppystamps Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from March 17 - 31, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the Blog Blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on April 3. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!

Thanks for stopping by!

Robin Floral Signature copy 2





Mon 19

Emboss with Border Dies
by Rebecca Keppel

Rebecca keppel poppystamps pierced borders emboss with die card

The Blog Blitz continues! Today you have a chance to win the Pierced Borders dies! So be sure to comment below for a chance to win!

But for now...get even MORE use out of your border dies by using them to create an embossed background! I love the NEW Pierced Borders dies to creating stunning die cut borders! But, get even more bang from your buck by using these same border dies to emboss too!

Rebecca keppel poppystamps emboss with dies pierced borders die card

Once you emboss a card panel, you can add ink blending on top to further accentuate the beautiful embossed background. Check out this video, where I will show you exactly how I used the border dies to emboss the background and how I created the rest of this card! 

Have you tried embossing with border dies? All of the details in the Pierced Borders dies are perfect for creating a delicate background with or without inking on top! So be sure to comment below for your chance to win them! Thanks for stopping by!Rebecca Floral Signature copy





Sun 18

Blog Blitz: Easter Chicks
by Nancy Penir


It's Blog Blitz time, and we're featuring some new Poppy stamp and dies for Spring!


This Easter card uses 3 new die sets and a fun new stampset called, Easter Chicks.


I used the Blooming Border die to create an emboss on the left side of my A2 sized base card.


Lots of sweet flowers and leaves cut from Blooming Border, from shimmer cardstock, for a shaker card.

I glued some of the flowers on the outside of my shaker too.

Hope you're inspired to create some Spring cards, and enjoy the Blog Blitz as we give you some more ideas!

Nancy Floral Signature copy






Sun 18

Double Stitch Tag Shaker
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there and welcome to: Day Two of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! The design team will be sharing some of the new spring products from Poppystamps .

You will have a chance to win each day by leaving a comment . Today I will be giving away the :Double Stitch Tags Die Set  to one random commenter.


The leaves and some of the flowers are watercolored using the Peerless Watercolor Sheet Pack from Birch Press Design, then cut using Poppystamps New Blooming Border. 


 To make the small tag for the sentiment I cut down the smallest tag in the set as pictured above.


I wanted the die cut flowers and sequins to shake freely so I have two lavers : One with fun foam and the other double sided foam tape. I trimmed the outer edge of the fun foam to make sure it wouldn't show.  I also added Poppy Sequin mix of :Fairy Sparkle.


 These are the dies that I used pictured above , the sentiment is from the new and adorable Stamp Set :Easter Chicks from Poppystamps.


Having the two layers (to raise the acrylic layer) was definitely a good idea, happy I remade my shaker tag. I am sharing a few photos to show the movement of how nicely the move.


So many fun and beautiful new spring  products, you can see them all at the Poppystamps store!

Last day to comment is March 31 , 2018.  Winners will be posted on April 3, 2018. Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today, thank you for all the wonderful and kind comments in the past. 

God Bless.



Sat 17

Spring Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna


We're so excited to share another new release!  We've added lots of things for Spring, and some fun basics (think borders and tags) that you won't want to miss.  You can see the entire new Spring 2018 release here.
My project today features the new Easter Chicks clear stamp set.   Of course there are coordinating dies that make cutting these cuties a snap!
I stamped rows of tulips in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic markers.  I  layered them on a green watercolor background to look like a green field.
I chose flower colors in yellow, orange, and red to match the cute little chickies, their rosy cheeks, and little love hearts.
Ah Spring.. Love is in the Air! 
And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Easter Chicks Clear Stamp Set.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from March 17-27, 2018. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 31 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on April  3. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"


Thu 15

Frosted Cake
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello ! I have a very clean and simple card for you today, I think this would be a good masculine card ( especially if you like carrot cake)


The carrot for this card is from an older set of Poppystamps , called Easter Excitement. I colored the carrot in with my Copic markers.




 If you're  ever in need for a simply stated card that can be used for a few occasions, I hope this one gave you an idea or two!

Now I hope you don't get hungry for carrot cake like me :) Take care!



Wed 14

Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

03-18 copyI hope you're having a great day!   Today I'm sharing the card I made for our latest challenge .  On the first of  every month we start a new challenge with a different theme.  It's fun to see different ways to use the dies and stamps.  You might even win a prize.  Every month we select two winners - one design that's our favorite receives our winner's blog badge, and  one random player wins a $20 gift certificate to the Poppystamps Store.     Here's what we're looking for this month...

PSC#42 Clean and Simple -  This month we're looking for projects that are Clean and Simple.    Clean and Simple is a style - it's typically defined by lots of clean white space,  limited embellishments and layers, and one main image.  The card should be easy to recreate and make multiples of and Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 
This card is very clean with lots of white space but it has lots going on with color.  I started my card by cutting the Finial Circle  die three times - once from  panel of white card stock, a second time from dark blue card stock, and a third time from a lighter blue card stock. 


For a clean look it's always best to get the cuts as tight together as possible  I assemble the pieces on their reverse side and tape them in place before adhering the assembled panel to the card base.  For this card I attached a panel of lime green card stock to the card base cover.   The lime green color peeks through the open leaves. 


A bright yellow Stitched Butterfly adds lots of contrast and bold color to the card.  The sentiment is from the "Believe in Magic" Stamp Set.
You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the "Challenge" tab at the top of the page. OR the challenge badge in the right margin of the blog.

I sure hope you'll join us!  

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Tue 13

2 Easter Cards!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Today I show you many pictures! I made 2 cards with a season that I love: Easter... "Pascua" for me!!!! 

I always say that with Poppy you have the best diecuts and stamps!!! Look my first card!!!!


The colors are very tender and delicate!!!!


I use several diecuts, I'm really in love with my cards!!!!!


Maybe my cards do not have different techniques, but I love making them easy and simple for  inspire to you  and you run to make a lot of cards!!!! 


This tender die with a little rabbit is fantastic. I cut the bunny in glitter paper!


Next is a bonus extra! I made this card for another blog (I'm DT too jiji).....


I use the same materials, the same diecuts and colors and I like the result!!!!

IMG_5481Oh my gosh, I see my pictures and I love this jijiji
Do you like????
Remember: Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.

Visit our Online Store!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!

0 Patty Floral Signature copy


Sat 10

Watercolor Rose Frame
by Jeanne Jachna

Jeanne here today!  I recently saw a video made by Dave Brethauer the owner of Poppystamps called "Threaded Cards" (you can see it here).  He used the same die I used today and added watercolor inlay to the Rose Frame die cut.   Inlaid dies are smooth and expensive looking, but they're also very time consuming.  The video got me thinking of other ways to add color to dies without all the extra effort. 
I tried a few different techniques.  First I embossed a piece of watercolor paper with the Rose Frame die.  This created a panel that had clearly marked die outlines but it wasn't smooth.  When I water colored it I found the water didn't absorb evenly into the paper and when my project was dry I found lots of white spots where paint never touched.   For my second attempt I die cut the Rose Frame with a piece of water color paper.  Because the  paper is thicker than regular card stock, and this die is very intricate it didn't cut out the die.   This normally would make me a little upset - I'd toss the panel and cut it again with a metal shim to get a clean cut, but for this project the sticky pieces were just what I was looking for.   NOTE:  Another way to keep your die pieces from cutting all the way through is to add a piece of packaging tape to the back of your card stock before die cutting.    The die won't cut through the packaging tape.  I use Scotch 3M Packaging Tape.
The die cut stays completely smooth allowing the water to absorb evenly and I the die cut image is easy to see.  This technique is wonderful because you don't have to be absolutely precise about your coloring - and you can color the different areas quickly.
I topped the watercolor panel with a clean white Rose Frame die cut and a Pointed Square Frame.
The Pointed Square Frame gives the piece a finished look.  The final dimensions on this card are 4.5" square.
This technique gives you the clean look of inlay without all the little pieces to insert.  

The finished card reminds me of colorful leaded glass.  I hope you give it a try some time! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size  4.5 x 4.5"



Wed 07

Clean & Simple
by Marybeth Lopez




Hello! Hope you are happy and well.

 I was very excited about this month's challenge because it is just up my alley, being Clean and Simple.  Hope you all have a chance to play this month. We are looking for Clean & Simply..... Please make sure you have at least one Poppystamps product on your card for a chance to win.


 I cut my die using watercolor cardstock , then placed a piece of patterned paper( big enough to cover the openings) underneath. Then I cut again using yellow and green carrdstock. I layered the center dots on the bloom twice, then added the green for the leaves.  I placed a piece of fun foam under the front panel.  Then stamped the sentiment using Sending Scribbles clear stamp from Poppystamps . I added a bit of shimmer with a shimmer pin on the leaves and center dots.


 The envelopes I use are always from Birch Press Design . So many beautiful colors to choose from.
Thanks for the visit and have a great week.