76 posts categorized "Autumn"


Tue 15

Give Thanks
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, friends!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a pretty, autumn, watercolor creation.  Enjoy!

Poppystamps Give Thanks - JinnyNewlin

I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of yellow and purple and splattering it with those same colors.  I then used both the Fall Leaf Collage and Majestic Maple dies to die-cut a number of maple leaves from the dried print; secured them, some with foam tape, as seen below, to the Oatmeal, cardstock, card face, which had its top left corner rounded; and splattered them with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.

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A strip of Elegant Eggplant cardstock was then anchored, along the right side of the card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and topped with the "give thanks" sentiment, which was die-cut, from gold cardstock, with our Give Thanks Brushed die to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday, friends!

Jinny Floral Signature copy


Mon 07

Thankful Season
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Everyone!

November has arrived, and along with cooler temperatures and crunchy leaves, comes a wonderful season where we can be thankful for our blessings. Today, I'm sharing a card I created with my Dad in mind. I think the little Prancing Deer adds a little masculine touch to the autumn scene.

I love everything about Autumn, and that means autumn cards too! I started with the Honeycomb Layers from Memory Box, then added Majestic Maple, Leafy Breeze, Prancing Deer, Pine Twig, and Jumbled Thanks!

Take a look at our beautiful collection of fall themed stamps and dies, then move right on to the holidays! We've got a terrific challenge going on now too, Plaid is Rad!


Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Tue 25

by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a fun fall card I created with my favorite sneaky little kitty! I think this guy looks a lot like my own kitty, Maxwell Henderson! What kind of trouble will he get into today?


I started with a simple grey background, and added the Garden Step Ladder with a few carefully placed Garden Pots and Buckets. Maxwell was created with the Poised Cats.  He likes to watch the swirling leaves tumble down from the Leafy Breeze.

I painted a small swatch of watercolor paper in mottled leaf colors before cutting them out and adding just a few leaves here and there, creating a late Autumn garden scene.


Poppystamps has a wonderful collection of dies and stamps that are perfect for fall! We also have a terrific challenge going on right now, Back to Black, which Maxwell certainly approves of! We'd love to see what you create! Get all the details by clicking on the Poppystamps challenge badge.

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Fri 07

Be Thankful
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to Poppystamps Blog! Lezlye today sharing another Fall Card for your inspiration.

 I love fall and the colors that are all around. Today I am showcasing a beautiful fall die and I have done the inlaid die technique. 


I cut it once from the brown cardstock and then two more time through copper and gold. You will notice in my last photo the embossing detail that comes through on the acorn tops, when you use a thin rubber mat to run through your die machine a second time. This allows the paper to go deeper and leave the embossed design.


Have a great Day! Be Thankful!

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Tue 20

Sending Warm Wishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a die-cut shaker card that simply drips with the essence of fall.

Poppy Sending Warm Wishes - JinnyNewlin

I started this card by watercoloring a simple background on a piece of watercolor paper.  I then die-cut a Tucked Corner Tag from White cardstock; punched its top edge to make room for a little hemp twine wrapped through a Crumb Cake, cardstock, Festival Tags ring; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with the partial "WARM WISHES" sentiment; and embossed it with a scattering of stars.

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I then laid it over the watercolor background before splattering everything with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once everything was dry, I anchored the watercolored panel, to the White, cardstock, card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and popped the tag up, with foam tape, in its center.  The Carved Diamond Pumpkin was die-cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock; hand-cut around its edges to free it from the cardstock surface; backed with a clear panel, sandwiched between the original and a solid piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock; and stuffed with a happy mix of sequins and seed beads.  A trio of Chocolate Chip, cardstock vines, as well as a Chocolate Chip, cardstock stem and Garden Green cardstock leaves prep the pumpkin for its new home to which it was adhered with foam tape. The "Sending WARM WISHES" sentiment was then completed with a die-cut, White, cardstock "Sending", layered over the pumpkin's bottom right edge.

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The tag itself was further dressed up with a fluffy, white, seam binding ribbon bow, embellished with a lone pearl, to complete the look.

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Thanks, as always, for humbling us with a visit!  Be blessed!

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Tue 13

Fall Thanks
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card inspired by the cooler fall weather we've been having in my neck of the woods.

Poppy Fall Thanks - JinnyNewlin

I started this card by spritzing Gold Color Shine, through the Garden Falling Maple stencil, onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I then splattered a fall array of watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, over everything; trimmed its bottom edge with a punched, Kraft, cardstock, grass strip; anchored the prepped piece, to a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches; and popped it off the White, cardstock, card face with foam tape.  The Trim Tree was then cut from Kraft cardstock; adhered in the center of the card face; and filled in with lots of watercolored, on watercolor paper, and die-cut leaves, which I coated with Clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer and shine.  I also perched a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut and watercolored bird in the tree's branches.

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A stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut and watercolored fox sweetly smiles below its leaves...

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and a die-cut, from gold cardstock, "thanks" sentiment completes the look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday, Poppystamps friends!

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Mon 12

Autumn Leaves
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good morning everyone!
I like autumn, with its beautiful colors. And today's card is full of colors.


I started with a white card base, I made the background using a Falling Maple stencil ink in distress. I used only one side of stencil. Right I left white.


The next step is to cutting a three leaves of Majestic Maple die.
I added color to them also with distress ink. Then he added these leaves on the base, a few drops Glossy accents to create an autumn mood.

I wish you a beautiful, colorful day.
Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sun 11

Feathertree Frame Thanks
by Jeanne Jachna

Feathertree One
I'm starting to see the first signs of  Fall!  The local  farm stands are reopening to sell pumpkins, corn stalks, indian corn and chrysanthemums!   I hate to see an end to summer, but I'm always delighted with the change of foliage in the fall!  What a spectacular show Mother Nature puts on!
I made a card using the Feathertree Frame.  I knew I was going to inlay lots of different colors into the openings of the trees and was concerned about the large die loosing shape.  To keep the die cut frame from stretching or adhering crooked to the card base,  I started by adding the larger background pieces and securing them in place on the reverse side of the die  with some washi before adhering the panel to my card base.  It helped keep this large die cut in shape so there weren't any big gaps around the inlaid pieces.
Feathertree Two
The "Give Thanks Brushed" sentiment die is perfect for this clean card design.   I love that the inlay design is nice and flat - no extra postage required.  And all the color in the tree branches is just candy for the eyes! 
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Have a beautiful day! 
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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!

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Thu 18

Diamond Pumpkin
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there! Marybeth here today with a diamond pumpkin shaker card! I love how this turned out!

I used Poppystamps Carved Diamond Pumpkin and cut it twice, sandwiched in between is a clear pouch

of mixed sequins and beads I made with the heat tool. I seamed the pouch to the shape of the pumpkin.

I also used foam tape three layers thick cut in very thin strips. 


For the leaves I used the fun Stitched Pumpkin Leaves from Poppystamps. To color the leaves I used distress inks in crushed olive and peeled paint.

 The sentiment is Give Thanks Brushed and only used the thanks , it’s layered twice.


I wanted to keep the card kinda simple since the die is already pretty intricate. I wish you could see this 

card in person. Hope you like it!

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