25 posts categorized "Feminine"


Fri 08

Feel Better Soon
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Susanna blossom poppy Welcome to Spring and allergies! Which then brings colds and other illnesses. So,  I Decided to make a cheerful Get well card. I used the Susanna Blossom Die to cut out on watercolor paper. I then used the Zig Kuretake watercolor markers to color my flowers. I then Bunched them together and tied with some hemp cord. Susanna 2 I added glossy accents to the flowers and then mounted them to the card panel with foam squares. I love to mat my focal image with several layers of colored card stock for a really nice finished card. Susanna3 have a lovely day! Lezlye Signature copy


Mon 29

Inlaid Dogwood Wreath
by JJ Bolton


I've got some more dogwood blossoms to share with you today!  This time I've paired the blooms with the beautiful Hampstead Oval Frame.   This die cuts such a beautiful, delicate wreath with some lovely embossed detailing.  


I die cut the leafy wreath and painted it with watercolors.  To color the flowers, I used some ink and a sponge blender for a softer look.  


For this card, I did a partial inlay technique where only the inside portion of the wreath is inlaid into the wreath.  The entire piece was then adhered to the card with foam tape.  Here's a closer look at the layers...


That's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

JJ signature




Sun 06

Pretty in Pink
by Marybeth Lopez



Hello and Happy first day of Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends!

I have been wanting to use this beautiful Poinsettia Stem die for a while. I chose to make a pretty pink one that could be used for ; birthday, get well and or Christmas.

I will stamp this card when I know what it will be used for. 


I placed the “Texture Wave Stencil” over a piece of white paper ( cut with Stitched Landscapes)  as if I were going to use a die ( no pads ) Like I have said before it gives a nice crisp impression.

I layered it with fun foam then adhered  to the card base so I won’t have any problem stamping it later because it will be even, unlike foam tape.

I sponged white paper first then cut out the flowers and leaves. I would then go over some of the petals and leaves  to give  darker shading as needed with the sponge.


 Thanks for the visit today!

Marybeth Signature copy


Sun 30

My Little Wedding Card
by Mary McMillan


Before I tell you about this card, I want to give you a bit more news.  So, grab your coffee, tea or water and have a seat...this could turn out to be quite lengthy.....

I want to share some news that I think will be a good move for me, though I must say it has not come without MUCH thinking.  This will be my last post as a Design Team member.  Trust me, I have thought and thought about this and I have put off writing the post for as long as I can.  I've been a member of the team for the past few years and I have loved every minute.  How could I not?  That said, I know it's time for me to step back and let some new people have the wonderful experiences I've had.  

Every one of the Design Team members are wonderful women.  I've only met them through their blog posts and through emails, but I feel I know them and they are the best!  I will miss them, but I will be following each of them through this blog page and through their personal blog pages.  Thanks ladies for your inspiration!

I want to thank Jeanne for her guidance and her kind and calm manner.  Esp[ecially when I was attempting to learn how to link and post.  She proved you can teach an old dog new tricks!  I have no idea how she remained sane.  She encouraged me through some hard times as I blabbered on and on.  I'm sure she doesn't know how much she means to me and for that matter all of us.  Thank you Jeanne!

And Dave....the designer of the beautiful Poppystamps and Memory Box dies, stencils and stamps.  All I can say is the man is a genius!  But then, you all know that...right?  What you may not know, he is a most kind and generous man.  Yet another reason I thought long and hard about leaving the team.  He can be sure I'll be thinking of him whenever I use one of his creations.  

And of course everyone I've met in cyberspace.  Your comments, emails and likes here and on Facebook and Pinterest  have been such a joy to read.  I've visited your pages too and have been in awe of your creations.  Thank you for bringing inspiration and smiles to my world.  

I won't be totally gone from the blog world.  I'll be posting on my blog page, and you can bet I'll be playing along with as many challenges as I can.   Closing a chapter and looking forward to what the new pages will be....

And now....on to my card....  A friend is getting married next month and though I can't attend, I wanted to make a card for the couple.  The inspiration for this card was the new Distressed Benson Corner.  I cut it on a 6x6 piece of white linen card stock.  The rest just fell into place.  I printed the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it.  Yes, you can....but be quick have everything ready because you don't have lots of time when it comes from the printer.  I used the Oval frame background and the Woodland Oval to surround the sentiment.  The Lorelai Outline and the Lorelai Leaf along with the Berry Sprig helped to finish off the front of my card.  I added silk flowers, stamen, a buckle and a bit of ribbon and the outside is complete.  

Here's what I did on the inside: 


I like to repeat elements from the outside and as you can see I did.  I did add the General Store Tag as my signature and to add a bit of dimension, I used an embossing folder.  This time I didn't heat emboss the sentiment.  I was worried it would dry before I had the chance to get powder on the entire piece.  

Now you know how I made this card.  It really is an easy one to make, though I think looks pretty elegant.  

See you again in "Blogville"  Hugs and so much love to each of you,

Mary Signature copy





Fri 28

Wisteria Blooms
by Olga Direktorenko

Today is a very big day! It is the birthday of Poppystamps DT member Michele Henderson. 

I know Michele loves shades of pink, flowers and monograms, so i hope she will like this card that is now traveling to her. 

I am also including a step by step VIDEO TUTORIAL - please scroll down to watch. I will demonstrate how to emboss portions of pattern with the embossing folder and how to make wisterias with Poppy dies.





Happy Birthday to you, dear Michele!

Olga Signature


Sat 22

Picnic Cupcakes

Hello and good morning. How is your summer? Hope that you have lovely time. We had really funny weather here in England, hard to call it summer at all, but that should change today, so hopefully summer's coming back to say good bye! :0)  I'm very excited we going to have picnic in Richmond Park. To get you in to the picnic mood I created some very easy card with sweet cupcakes on. Enjoy! :0)

Happy Birthday (Cupcakes) PS

First I made an ombre background from different shades of blue ink.


Happy Birthday (Cupcakes) detailPS

I continued with Vintage Happy Birthday sentiment which I die cut from gold cardstock.


Happy Birthday (Cupcakes) detail 1PS

 Finally I coloured Stitched Cupcakes bases with my felt tips and  sprinkled whole card with pink sequins.


Thank you for stopping by! Sending hugs and sunshine! 

Zuzana Signature



Thu 06

Simple but Detailed Notecards


Hello, Marybeth here today with some simple but detailed notecards, that are easy to make, using Cottage Corner.  I made a bunch, some to give away and some to keep on hand for myself .



With this die all the work is done for you at once, embossing and cutting. You need to place your die at the very edge of the white card stock, I cut mine at 4 x 5 1/4 then adhered to the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base. I used my tape gun.


I left all the notecards that I made blank for now, I may add a stamped sentiment as needed. They can  be left blank on the front and just let the detail shine, or you can add your message on the inside. I knew I was going to love this Cottage Corner die as soon as I saw it! 

Thanks for the visit today!

Marybeth Signature copy


Thu 30

Floral Lattice

I am addicted to lattices and love to use them on my cards so I just couldn't pass by the beautiful Mod Flower Background die. I have chosen cool grays and blues for this card as the hot summer makes me long for something icy and refreshing.

Please scroll down for the step by step VIDEO TUTORIAL on this card.






Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! 

Olga Signature


Thu 16

Blog Blitz Featuring Emory Oval Frame

Hello crafty friends, welcome to another day of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz!


Today I am showcasing very classy and beautiful Emory Oval Frame.


Emory Oval Frame
gives us two of beautiful floral oval frames at a time. We can use separately or together.

Today, I used a larger frame in my card.
1. Die cut floral oval frame five times from the white card stock using Emory Oval Frame and layer all the die cuts together.
2. Die cut Holiday Winterberries two times from the white card stock and also layer all the die cuts together.
3. Ink the tail of Holiday Winterberries with embossing ink, gold heat emboss it.
4. Mount all elements as shown to the grey card base and add some beads and sequins. 


There will be a prize on every post during blog blitz (July 13-26). All you need to do to enter to WIN is leave a comment! One comment will be selected from each post using a random number generator. You have until July 29 to leave a comment - and all the winners will be posted here on July 31.

The prize for today's post is a beautiful Emory Oval Frame.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Thu 02

Cream & Gold

 Hi crafters, Olga here.

For today's card I have chosen a cream & gold color scheme. The design part was easy as the fabulous Poppy frame dies and an MB stencil did the job for me - all I had to do is cut the right size layers for them.

To watch the entire process please scroll down for the VIDEO TUTORIAL. You will also find all the necessary measurements there. 





Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Olga Signature