80 posts categorized "Garden"


Thu 09

Thank You for Your Kindness
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, Poppystamps friends!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a collection of thank yous I sent out for my birthday gifts last month.  Kansas seems to have completely forgotten how to produce snow, and winter really isn't much fun without such.  So, I'm willing the warm weather back with these springtime beauties.

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 Let's take a look up close and personal.  Shall we?

  Poppy Thank You for Your Kindness - JinnyNewlin

I started this card by die-cutting the Floral Stem Collage craft die from Coastal Cabana cardstock and its flower, in three layers thick, from Ballet Slippers cardstock.  I then anchored the center of the layered bloom with a soft yellow button, laced with white string; and embellished the petals with a sequin butterfly.

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The "thank you for your kindness" sentiment was white-embossed, vertically, along the right edge of the die-cut window, which was backed with clear cardstock.

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I then machine stitched a white-threaded, double, straight-stitch frame around the prepped piece's outside edges, before framing its backside with foam tape to house the shaker elements.  I couldn't decide whether I wanted to do a double or single, machine-stitched frame; and while the stitching does help anchor the clear cardstock to the backside of the window, a single layer is sufficient.  So, a few of the cards have only a single layer of such.

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A piece of white cardstock was then adhered to the kraft, cardstock, card face, before adhering the window in place over a healthy dose of heart, Sparkling Clear, and Seaspray sequins, as well as silver seed beads and those sweet, little, white, cardstock, Bunny Hop die cuts.  I just love how cute these tiny die cuts look in a shaker!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of your week! Jinny Floral Signature copy



Wed 18

Freida Curve Kindness
by Marybeth Lopez


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Hello again! Hope you are enjoying all the new Poppystamps products and wonderful design team cards!

I used the Freida Curve Die along with the Dotted Curve Die and Grateful Hearts stamp.



Not a very pretty picture but I wanted  to give you an idea of how I cut my layers.

The upper part of the paper is not relevant to the cut ( just a scrap piece of paper) You don't have to have both dies but the extra Dotted Curve Die gives you a few more options.



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You can leave the dots in place if you want like on my first blog blitz card or have them out like this card,

it's your choice. If you want to keep the dots in ,  just add some tape to the back of your card to keep them in place . 



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I added two layers of the cut die, added a some sequins,the panel is raised with fun foam.

So if you would like a chance to win the Freida Curve die, just leave a comment.

Thank you so much for the visit today! God Bless!




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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Wed 08

by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!

I like a lot use diecuts and stamps!!!! All in a single project!!! I made a pretty card!!!!! Look!!!!


A card for me with awesome colors!!!! Poppy has really cute stamps!!!!! I see this and smile!!!! :)


I just love how we can use all Poppy diecuts making nice creations for you!!!!!


Poppy Stamps has beautiful designs!!!!!!! Don´t forget to visit online store!!!!


With Poppy Dies & Poppy Stamps & great choice of colors, you can to do wonderful projects!!!!!


My favorite thing is the happy scene, like my boyfriend waiting  with flowers and a little note of love for meeeee jijijiji...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

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Sun 22

Card in a Box


 Today I would like to show you something completely new.

It is a card as you can fold it to a flat but when you unfold card it  becomes a lovely 'cardbox'. Inside the box I stuck two paper 'bars that I could add flowers in two rows. This gives you huge number of design options. 

Templates for the boxes are available online - search for 'card in a box'. 







Thanks for visiting with me today!


Happy Sunday :)

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Mon 18

Welcome to my Porch
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppy Blog and the Blog Blitz for our Newest release! Wow it sure has been exciting so far hasn't it? I am excited to show you the card I created using the Old Porch Chair. I thought this would be an absolute terrific image for a welcome to the neighborhood, or welcome home or a housewarming. You name it! The whole Rustic Design concept is

totally in right now and that's where I pulled my inspiration from.


Create you background design using Memory Box Co. Stencils. I chose dots. 2 coordinating colors of distress inks.

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I used 6 dies on this card! Whew! I love the way it turned out though. I would love your feedback! Oh and one of the  lucky commenters will win the Old Porch Chair die! How exciting is that! One more photo, Have a delightful Day! Thanks for poppin in here at Poppystamps!


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Sat 16

Cottage Arbor
by Michele K. Henderson



Welcome to the Poppystamps Spring Release Blog Blitz! From April 14-27, we will be showing you all the latest dies and stamps from our new release, and you won't want to miss a day!  Over the next two weeks,  we will be giving away some amazing Poppystamps prizes on EVERY post! All you have to do is leave a comment on every post that offers a prize you want to win, so you could win big! Today, I'm showing you the spring garden scene I created with the tiny Cottage Arbor. Leave a comment on my post today and you might be randomly selected to win this tiny die that packs a big punch!


Every spring, we all have amazing plans and dreams for our gardens, right? This year, we will believe that what starts out as empty pots and soil will be transformed into a backyard paradise!

I used a bit of a collection to create this scene! The Cottage Arbor is the perfect resting spot for our tiny feathered friend from the Serendipity Bird Frame. I added the Cottage Gate, and the Cottage Fence. Now we're ready to get to work with the Mini Garden cart, filled with soil from the High Flying Kites, ready to fill the Garden Pots and Buckets. The twining branches are from the Serendipity Bird Frame. Fancy Believe is the finishing touch!

You can create your own little garden dreams with today's prize, the Cottage Arbor Die!   All you need to do to enter to win is leave a comment by April 28!  One lucky winner will be selected and names announced on this blog April 30!

We are also giving away a set of the new Birchpress Design Background dies too.  You can see the original post and enter to win those here!  (A $74 value!)  We're celebrating the new Birch Press Dies with a sale!  Use code LAYERS and receive a 20% discount off your entire order at Birch Press Design now through April 27!  Click here to jump to Birch Press Design.

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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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


Wed 23

Lucky Hello
by Lezlye Lauterbach








Welcome Spring! I love GREEN! The hills all around me are green due to some much needed rain. Yahoo! I decided to make my card primarily green and white with a splash of gold!


I used the Darling Viola Die along with the viola leaves for my focal point.Cutting them out of white and two shades of green for added intrest.

I layered them up as shown and added foam square mounting tape to the back. I cut my sentiment hello out of green as well. Set my layers up and found and awesome piece

of textured paper to mount my diet flowers on. Some gold sparkle paper strips spaced behind the textured piece for some wow factor.. Bling was added in a visual triangle.

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Wed 24

Easter Crocus
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a happy spring Easter card! 


It will be at least another month before the crocuses start blooming in my next of the woods but I can always enjoy them in my card making!


I started off creating my pot planters by taking one of the Memory Box Stitched Octagon die cuts and slicing it in half. 


To add texture to the pots I ran them through my Big Shot with an embossing folder and added ink to darken the raised areas.


The grass and crocuses were die cut from white card stock and coloured with Distress Inks.


I added Prisma glitter to the flower heads, flicked some gold paint on the background and stamped my sentiment.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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