91 posts categorized "Birthday"


Fri 16

Birthday shaker
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to poppy stamps blog . Today I have a shaker card to share with you. I created my background using a custom stencil with a die from BirchPress Designs.


This die is really fun to use and makes shaker cards easy peasy! Just a bit of fun foam to make room for the sequins.


And here's a close up of the shaker.

Closeup poppy

Have a Happy Day!

Lezlye Signature copy



Wed 14

Birthday Frame
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone! Today I have a quick and colourful card for you.


For the Botanica Frame I took a piece of water colour paper and created a rainbow across it with paints, die cut the frame from it and adhered it to the white card base.

I coloured glossy card stock with alcohol inks to use for the sentiment and flower.


I used the medium and small dies from the Stitched Poinsettia Trio to make the flower and die cut the medium shape from vellum to add a third layer to the flower.


The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Celebration Frame. I just snipped the sentiment from the frame to use on its own. That is one way you get more mileage out of your dies.


To finish the card I added a white enamel dot to the flower and scribbled over the Happy Birthday with a shimmer pen.

Happy crafting!

Sue Signature New







Mon 08

Time to celebrate
by Ilona Zbieg



Hi all.

Summer still inspire me to create a light, delicate work: cards, layout, albums. 

Today I want to show you the card in fresh colors. My background I made using 3 color with Ecoline 

Ecoline is a liquid, transparent water-based colour suitable for many art, graphics and technical uses. It is quite handy as it is ready to use, dries really quickly.

When my base dried up, I use a memory box stencil and texture paste. Then, I sprinkled all with glitter. 

A ready base I decorated with handmade flowers. I love new Stitched Poinsettia Trio dies. I will be using that for sure not only for Christmas cards.

Butterflies I cut with the tracing paper. I used black color text to emphasize it over the pastel mix in the background.








Have a nice day.



Ilona Signature copy



Wed 27

Cute birthday cats
by Ilona Zbieg



Hi Poppystamps fans.

Today I would like to show you a card with two cute cats.

I made it for my daughter's 10th birhday 2 days ago which was two days ago.

My daughter loves our cat, so the decision  - "what kind of card?" - was easy after I received the latest dies for 2016 Holiday. 

I colored cats with some Promakers colors.

Promarker pens have a vast range of colours and are ideal for artistic and craft projects such as rubber stamping and illustration.

 I coloring balloons using a completely different technique - the water-based paints in intense colors.  'Happy birthday' text is actually mix of a stamp and die.

Hope you like it!






Have a nice day


Ilona Signature copy



Thu 16

Rainbow colors
by Ilona Zbieg



Hi Poppystamps fans.

For todays inspiration I want to show you colorful and optimistic card. Firstly I made a background using butterfly mask from Memory box and distress inks of Tim Holtz. I mixed 5 colors of inks to get this fantastic motive - vivid , very summer'colors which brings memories of Spanish fiesta.

Next I painted pieces of color with Ecoline water inks and then I cut out those butterflies you can see at the top. Below that I added turquise birthday wishes. 

Card is going to one of my friend and I hope that weekend party  will be so colorful!






Thank you for stopping by.Have a wonderfu day.

Ilona Signature copy



Fri 10

The Itty Bitty Stamps

Hi everyone, Sue here today with a card that uses the itty bitty stamps found in our stamp sets.


I know when I get a stamp set, it's usually because of the larger images. I tend to ignore those little images scattered throughout the set so today I used those little stamps from the new Flower Patch set to make the background for my card. No patterned paper needed!


The Stitched Oval is the base for my birthday sentiment and instead of using a die cut for the word "happy", I chose to stamp it instead.

I used the delicate Peppini Laurel around the oval, it's curvature fits perfectly along the Stitched Oval.


To finish off I used a glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle to the centre of the stamped flowers.


In case you didn't know, Poppystamps just came out with 4 new stamp sets with matching dies. You can see them all here.

Wishing you a crafty day!

  Sue Signature New





Sat 28

Ornamental Butterflies
by Ilona Zbieg





Hi everyone

Another Blog Blitz day today so let me introduce you to new stamp set called Ornament Butterflies.

Once butterfly is cut you have tones of possibilities really. You can add normal stamp or even emboss ornaments. And this is exactly what you can see on my card - two of the butterflies are embossed and the other three have a stamp.

As usual I used water color paint to make that fantastic background. 

Finally I added turquise frame and some sequins.

Hope you will enjoy that :)




We are showing you all the new stamp sets this week, from May 25-31. All you have to do is leave a comment for your chance to win one of these beautiful designs! You need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you would like to enter. One winner will be chosen at random from each of the posts to receive the stamp set featured on that post. You have until June 2, 12:00 midnight US EST to leave comments. Winners will be announced June 4!

Today's prize: Ornamental Butterflies Clear stamp set


Good luck :)

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to comment.

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Tue 24

by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps blog! Today is my Mother's 78th Birthday! SO I made her this card using Pippystamps Dies and a memory box stencil.


It's so much fun to use a stencil and white ink on a dark cardstock, very eye popping and creating your own back ground! I layered blue and whit sentiments for a shadowed effect. 

All the balloons were cut out and layered with foam tape for dimension with foam squares. Strings were glued behind each balloon. A different idea would be to tie the strings on each balloon end. I  trimmed the tops of the balloons that were hanging over the card edge.




Have a great Day!

Lezlye Signature copy



Sat 21

Birthday Balloons
by JJ Bolton


Just stopping in today with a fun birthday card to share!  May is a crazy month of birthdays for our family.  My twin sons, husband, father, sister, and brother-in-law all have birthdays this WEEK!  So this card is very appropriate:)  To make this card, I started off by die cutting the stitched square.  Then I die cut the "birthday wishes" into the square and inlaid it with a metallic gold version.  Just for fun, the square is offset on the card base.  


Then I die cut a variety of balloons in different colored vellum and arranged them around and behind the square.  Vellum can be tricky to work with, so I try to hide the glue behind card stock pieces or where the vellum overlaps.      

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Wed 18

Birthday Shaker
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone!


I have a fun shaker card for you today using the new Happy Birthday Celebration Frame. This frame is perfect for making quick shaker cards.


I started off by using a variety of blue watercolour paints and making a marbled background that I die cut the frame from. I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the frame, added foam adhesive to keep all the shaker bits in and attached that to a black panel die cut with the Pinpoint Rectangle Layers set.


The fun swirly stars at the bottom of the black panel was die cut from silver glitter paper using the Superstar Sash die.

I used the leftover stars from the Sash die to use as shaker bits.


I also die cut the smallest balloon from the Celebration Balloons set from silver glitter paper and used those as part of the shaker elements too. Of course I had to add sequins, confetti and beads to complete the shaker.


Thanks for visiting with me today!

Sue Signature New