118 posts categorized "Birthday"

05/16/2018

Wed 16

Poppystamps "Pattern Paper Please!" Challenge Card
by Robin Tharaldson

PS May Challenge CU1 With

The challenge theme for May is "Pattern Paper Please!"  Here are the challenge details! Create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  And remember, you can't win if you don't enter!!!

PS May Challenge CU1 With

I love patterned paper; you can express and create so much better when using patterned paper! I even used pattern paper for the flowers and stamped on top, it adds a subtle texture to the petals.  The stamps and dies I used are all from Poppystamps and are linked below.


PS May Challenge CU1 With

The winner  of the "Patterned Paper Please!" challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the Poppystamps store! You have until 12 am US EST on May 29 to link up your design here!  The winner will be announce on June 1 and a new challenge will start, good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Robin Floral Signature copy 2

 

 

Supplies

 

05/13/2018

Sun 13

Happy Birthday!
by Jennifer Svare

 

Cupcake1A
Hello!  I'm so happy to be here today, and excited to share a birthday card inspired by chocolate!  This card is not only fun and easy to make, but it also works for anyone and any age.  I'll be making a lot of these to give with cupcake gifts!

It's a tri-fold card, and each panel has a fun birthday element.

Cupcake2

The Scribble Square (cut out of dark chocolate brown and embossed with clear for a shiny finish) reminded me of when chefs create those cool designs on desserts out of chocolate.  This was the background to the Double Stitch Scallop that frames the Scribble Happy Birthday.  The words are cut in white to resemble frosting words on a cake.  I wanted the front to look very chocolatey, and I found that using different shades of brown really helped to create the look I was after.

Cupcake3

The card opens up to a 3/4 panel with candles.  I didn't have any candle dies, but the Picket Fence worked perfect!  I'll show how I made these in the video below.  

Cupcake5

The Ric Rac Stitches border die made a fun border to carry the chocolate cake/frosting theme along the top of the panel, and also gave it a nicely finished look.  I love the stitches.

Cupcake6

The candle panel opens up to a white panel and the adorable Frosted Cake completes the theme, along with some more scribbles.  Plenty of room for writing or a gift card.

Cupcake9

A lot of different dies are used for this card, and many different dies could be used in place of the dies I used.  I hope you are inspired to go through your stash and see which dies would make cute candles, frosting, and culinary masterpieces!    

Here's a video highlighting the process of making this card:

 

  Jennifer Floral Signature copyNEW

 

 

 

Supplies

 

04/25/2018

Wed 25

Challenge Reminder
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

 Today I'm sharing the card I made for our latest challenge!!!! I invite you to participate!!! 

6a01157003623c970c01bb09ffd591970d-640wiPSC#43 Framed - This month's challenge is to add a frame to your design.   A frame is a structure that surrounds or encloses something like a door or a window.    Poppystamps has several "frame" dies, but it's easy to make a frame by cutting nested dies.   And what to put inside the frame?  A scene?  a die cut?  a handful of sparkly sequins?  The choice is yours just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps  image (stamp or die) on your project! IMG_5472I use several Poppy diecuts really pretty!!!!!  Yummy with the so cute cake jiji

IMG_5473 I like give enhance to my cards!!!! Diecuts with double stitches are my favorite!!!!!

IMG_5474I use foam dots under my elements!!!! I love this card!!! jiji My cake gorgeous with glitter paper!!!!!!IMG_5475Do you like? leave me a pretty message!!!

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.

Kisses!!!!!

0 Patty Floral Signature copy

04/05/2018

Thu 05

Seaside Birthday Greetings
by Marybeth Lopez

IMG_2959

Hi there! Marybeth here today with this detailed: Seaside Dock and Wooden Rowboat dies from Poppystamps !

IMG_2963

I cut my dies out of colored cardstock then lightly shaded them with soft brushes to highlight the detail even more. The brushes help me keep it light, even and smoother than a sponge.

Each one( boat and dock) is layered twice then adhered with foam tape. The background was made by  shading and  kinda guessing where the water and land would be.

IMG_2961

 The brushes wash out very easily and dry fast. I also used watercolor cardstock for the base of my card.

Download-4

Download-3

 I added a little piece of twine to the dock and boat, for a little more 3d look of the card.

 Thanks so much for the visit and congratulations to all the Blog Blitz winners!

Signature

 

 

03/15/2018

Thu 15

Frosted Cake
by Marybeth Lopez

Download-11

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)


Fullsizeoutput_119a

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

 

Download-10

Download-8

 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!

Signature

Supplies

03/07/2018

Wed 07

Clean & Simple
by Marybeth Lopez

IMG_2135

 

26805448_2234990460060636_5854799183880845944_n

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.

Download-1

 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.

Fullsizeoutput_114a

 
 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.

02/21/2018

Wed 21

Birthday Wishes
by Marybeth Lopez

IMG_1492

26904586_2234981333394882_5536845376530688599_n-1

Hello! There is still plenty of time to still play in the Poppystamps Heart Challenge!

All you need to do is use a Poppystamps product on your card with a heart.
Hope you play along for a chance to win!

Download

I used the new Heart Borders Die for the two center strips of hearts.

IMG_1454

To raise my hearts I cut some fun foam. ( you cane use your heat gun to make it shrink just a bit).
 I cut two in green to look like the leaves.

Download-1

 

Hope you having a good week! Take care1 

Signature

01/14/2018

Sun 14

Blog Blitz! 3 Ways to Make Faux Frosting
by Rebecca Keppel

Rebecca keppel poppystamps layered cake faux frosting cards 1

 Hi everyone! Welcome back to another fun day of the Blog Blitz! Each day Poppystamps is giving away a favorite die from the new release! Today, you have the chance to win the Frosted Cake die! Be sure to comment below for your chance to win!

Rebecca keppel poppystamps layered cake faux frosting 2

I love the Frosted Cake die because it comes with 4 dies-- 2 cake layers and 2 frosting layers. I decided to come up with a few ways to embellish the frosting layers to create real looking frosting for my birthday cards.

Rebecca keppel poppystamps layered birthday cake faux frosting card3

 Check out these video to see the 3 ways I came up with to create faux frosting and bring your Frosted Cake die cuts to life! They look good enough to eat but have no calories lol!

Check out the dies and stamps I used below and be sure to comment for your chance to win a Frosted Cake die of your own! Thanks for stopping by!

Rebecca Floral Signature copy

 

Supplies

 

08/25/2017

Fri 25

Beyond Borders Large River Faerie
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0020

End of Summer Greetings, and happy to bring you some more inspiration for our Poppy Stamps Challenge this month,

Beyond Borders. I wanted to give the Large River Faerie a magical setting to match her joyful pose.

DSC_0018

This card was such fun to make. Some simple steps, and plenty of shimmer!

DSC_0013

I used the stencil from Memory Box called, Modern Blooming Frame, and first sponge inked the card, then spritzed on some Perfect Pearls for shimmer.

DSC_0010

Large River Faerie die comes with the faerie wings, which I cut and glittered twice, once in pale pink card stock, and then again in vellum. My faerie is dancing on a Large Iceland Poppy, both lightly inked and spritzed with my pearl spray.

DSC_0012

Sentiment from: Fairy Greetings, white embossed on a homemade vellum banner.

You have 1 more week to enter the Beyond Borders Challenge, and a chance to win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps shop.

Maybe to buy this gorgeous faerie die set? Good Luck! Can't wait to see what you create!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 


Supplies


08/19/2017

Sat 19

Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0017

Hi Poppy fans! I have a bright and happy card for you today, using some of the new stamps and dies just released.

DSC_0012

I've been playing with alcohol inks, learning some of the wonderful things they can do, and created a couple of 'artsy' backgrounds.

DSC_0021

From one of them, I cut 2 jars from the newly released, Jar Collection. Jars are so popular right now, and Poppy's given us 3 sizes in one die set. 

DSC_0025

I cut all 3 of the images from Peony Stems and Blossom from watercolor card stock, and stamped with Hero Arts Wet Cement. It's a favorite I use to give a light line to the image I'm watercoloring. The blooms were colored with Zig Clean Colors.

DSC_0016

My sentiment is from is from Sending Scribbles, stamped with Wet Cement on a homemade banner.

See the doilies around the mouth of the jars? They are dies cuts from one of the new, Petit Four Stitched Borders.

DSC_0019

A closeup of the jars shows how I removed some of the color around the edges with a copic 0. By using the 0 pen, you can also add hi lights and suggest a bottom to the jars. I drew in the stems to the flowers with copic W5.

Hope you enjoyed my card and how it was done, and are inspired to play with some of the fabulous new stamps and dies!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 


Supplies