28 posts categorized "Hello"


Thu 14

Evergreens for Every Occasion
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  I'm so excited to show how these dies work together to create this very versatile card design. It's one of those card designs that works to have several made ahead for any occasion. Simply add the sentiment or greeting... a card that works for everything from "Merry Christmas" to sympathy, to a summery hello ~ Wow, I love this die and color combination!

The Swirly Loop die and Evergreen Trees work together to form the base design to the card, and I made it using a teal and shiny copper card stock.


To make the Christmas version, I simply added a crystal to the top of one of the trees!


The video shows a larger version of this card, but these measure 3.5 x 5 inches.  I like the smaller sizes for thank you notes which is great for after Christmas. The interior has a single evergreen tree which ties the inside to the exterior of the card. I love how Kraft envelopes even match!



Here's a video I put together to show how I made this card, along with the larger version example.  Have a wonderful day!

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Thu 27

Two for One Cards Video and Giveaway
by Dave Brethauer

Hello everyone!

Since everyone is short on time these days, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a fun video on how to make multiple versions of cards at once. This is definitely a timesaver - and is really useful when putting together batches of handmade cards for gifts, or to stock up on cards just to have on hand.


These are all tips that are easy to do - and make the most of your prep time. Simple things like cutting the die out 5 times, instead of just one time - might as well make multiple cuts if you have all the supplies out anyway! So take a look at the video and pick up a few tips on getting a bunch of cards done in no time!

(Watch this in HD on YouTube by clicking here)


I couldn't stop making these rainbow cards - it was fun piecing these all back together like a puzzle! Notice that there are 6 rows and 6 colors. So in the video you'll see it was easy to make 6 cards. I used the Tailored Stitches and the Pretty Stitches to make the rows of rainbow colors - these are fun to use as borders on cards, but when they are stacked like this they take on a whole new look.

You could choose whatever color scheme you wanted - autumn, pastel, holiday, or monochromatic. The sky is the limit!


And you can try changing the orientation of the design too - making it a tall card rather than a horizontal card.


So, lets talk about that "hello" - this is the Little Halo Hello and it comes with the cursive hello and then an outer "halo". I've attached the "hello" (cut out of ble cardstock) to the white halo to make it stand out against the rainbow background. This card is so bright and festive - perfect for the colorful people in your life.

OK - quick challenge, try saying "Little Halo Hello" five times fast...


And you will notice that the color position shifts on each card - each time you use a strip of color on a card, then that color appears in a different position on the next card.


I did play around with the "halo" - it needed to stand out, and since it was competing with (literally) every color of the rainbow, I went for a bright white glittery cardstock. You can see up close here that it works against all those different shades - and the glitter is really eye-catching.


Next up I made a card with a"halo" window cut out - I used the Big Halo Hello die to make the "halo" window and then Big Luxe Hello die to add the large hello inside. That Ric Rac Stitches is a must have for your studio - it adds a jaunty element to the border that always makes a card a little more interesting. I cut it out of a bright orange cardstock - pink and orange is a great summer combo...


I thought this was a great design that was easy to replicate so I "double up" by varying the color scheme and message. For the sentiment, I used the CL451 Sentiments of Hello Clear Stamp Set - and then just use a different border from the Ric Rac Stitches die set for the bright green trim. The MISTI is a terrific tool to help line up the sentiment with the opening - and I used it several times in the video.


And here is another variation - same composition but I paired the 1822 Big Halo Love and the 1825 Big Luxe Love with the CL450 Sentiments of Love  Clear Stamp set. The Big Halo Love comes with the Halo and a thin cursive Hello - but the cool thing is the Big Luxe Love also fits inside that halo. You can make a lot of combinations this way!


The negative space around the "love" can be filled with whatever color you want - I just chose a darker shade of teal.

And all of the greetings in the CL450 Sentiments of Love work with the "love" - perfect for a bunch of different occasions.


Now remember that I die cut the halo out of the white cardstock on the previous card? I saved that cutout and use it on this one - two for one!

I used the thin "hello" from the Big Halo Hello die over that piece and voila, another quick card.


I wanted the background to be a little more interesting so I sponged it with a little bit of Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China - followed with a spritz of water. Don't worry too much about blending - most of this color gets covered up, so we are just interested in having a little bit of color peeking through.

Add a sentiment from the CL451 Sentiments of Hello set and you're done!


OK - now back to that 1826 Little Halo Hello die, it is perfect for making shaker cards!


 Since you have all the supplies out - switch out the colors so that you can have various shades of birthday shaker cards - and fill them with sequins, or glitter, or whatever is rolling around in your craft drawers!


Again, this is an opportunity to be efficient and make multiple cards at once - a simple design and having all the supplies out makes it easy to produce a bundle of cards all at once.


And don't toss out those leftover die cuts! They make great cards too! 


I glued those leftover "halo"s onto a card that I sponged with Distress Oxide ink in Fossilized Amber - a perfect color to combine with some shiny gold cardstock for the "hello".


I hope you enjoy the video - I ended up with a stack of cards by the time I was done filming and they will be put to good use!


Now then, how would you like to win a set of Hello dies? For a chance to win the Little Halo Hello, Big Luxe Hello and Big Halo Hello just leave a comment below by 11:59pm EST on 7/27/17. The winner will be randomly selected and emailed to claim their prize!


Wed 26

Powell Butterfly Hello
by Jeanne Jachna


Jeanne here today!  I sure hope you're having a great day!  I've got a fun card to share using only 2 dies (one image and one sentiment), some string, and some enamel dots.   It's an easy way to create a background and you can try this technique with dies you already have in your collection!
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I cut the Powell Butterfly several times from white card stock.  I adhered the butterflies to a piece of aqua card stock using a precision tip applicator.  I adhered a few at a time using an acrylic block to keep the die cuts flat as they dried.
You can trim the excess from the dies as they dry reserving the cut off portions to use on other areas of the panel.  When you're done you'll have  a pretty lace look panel perfect for embellishing.
You won't want to cover up all your handiwork.. it's too beautiful so simple is best here.   I die cut the Big Luxe Hello die three times - once from gold foil, and twice from white card stock.  I adhered the three die cuts together in a stack to make the word die more durable and easier to work with.
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Next  I wrapped some gold string around my fingers in a circle several times.  I adhered the Big Luxe Hello word die over the string to hold it in place.
I added gold giltter enamel dots around the focal point to draw your eyes back to the gold script sentiment.
I hope you'll give this background technique a try.  It's a great way to stretch your dies and you probably already have everything you need to make this!  Have a beautiful day! 

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Thu 13

by Patty tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

With this weather, very hot and sunny, I have a craving for a shaker summer card!!!! :) Look!!!!!


I love more every day my diecuts from Poppystamps!!!!! This card is so vibrant!!! 


I love twigs!!! I cut them in gold paper!!!! This little friend is very cheerful jijiji Look the stars!!!!! 


Many shines and different textures!!!! When I move the shaker, and see my card, I want to dance jajajaja


I can't wait to return with another post for you!!!

Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

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Fri 16

by Ilona Zbieg


Hello Poppystamps Fans.

Today I prepared a delicate and fresh C&S card.

I cut a rectangle a little smaller than the base of my card. Then I cut the leaves. Under leaves I glued green paper, painted with watercolors. The word "Hello" has two layers - white and pink. I wrapped my card with green twine. Last step - I add some sequins and spalsh black and turquise paint. 




Thank you so much for joining us today!


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Wed 24

Hello Birthday Girl
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog! I hope to provide you with some inspiration using dies, stencil and glimmer paste. I have used several Poppystamps dies to create this one of a kind card. Today I have a Very Special card that I have made for my Mother  for her 79th Birthday, she has Dementia and I am her Caregiver Daizypoppy

First I created my background panel, using a stitched oval Memory Box CO die and a Memory Box stencil (diapers) to push the Nuvo Glimmer paste through. I used a Purple shade. Allow some dry time before removing the stencil, however do not let it dry completely.

Oval stencil on a 4.25 x 5.5 panel for stencil mask. Then add the stencil and line up with another panel of the same size, you will cut it down to 3.75 x 5 after it's done and dried.


Spread the Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the stencil with a spatula, allow to semi dry and remove stencil before it drys completely.



I used pop dots behind the daisies for dimension. Glitter Glue to flower centers.


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Tue 16

Gentle Leaf Collage
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters, welcome to another day of our blog blitz!


I started off my card by using the Gentle Leaf Collage, die cutting it from card stock and using this piece as a stencil. I used glitter embossing paste in green with a hint of blue for the leaves and love the pretty sparkle. This is such a great way to get more mileage from your dies!


I wanted a defined edge for my panel so I tapped a Versamark ink pad around the edge of the card stock, sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set.


To continue with the gold theme I flicked gold paint onto the panel.


I die cut the Little Luxe Hello from black card stock and stamped the word friend from the Sentiments of Hello stamp set.


To finish off, I mounted my panel onto black card stock and added a few black pearls.

Remember to leave a comment on each blog post during the blog blitz for your chance to win the featured product.

Today I'm giving away the Gentle Leaf Collage.

Thanks so much for visiting with me!

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Mon 15

Big Halo Hello
by Nancy Penir


Hello, and hope all the moms had a Happy Mother's Day!

It's Blog Blitz time at Poppy Stamps!

And I'm happy to be joining the Poppy Design team with my very first post.

Meet a new word die called, Big Halo Hello.

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There's so much you can do with a large word die. 

Dave did a beautiful watercolor background to showcase his card using this die.

Take a look at another way to make your word dies pop.


The large word die, 'Hello', comes in 2 pieces, wired together, which I snipped apart.

The larger, fatter die, I die cut on an angle, on the front of my card, giving me a window.

After rainbow inking the larger die cut, I replaced it in the window cutout, gluing it in place.

The smaller, skinny hello, I cut several times, all from white card stock, gluing them on the front

of the card, and snipping off the edges. Really gives it a dramatic embossed look, don't you think?


You  can see what the inside of the card looks like. Still plenty of room for your message.


Here's a look at another card using this method, in cooler rainbow colors!


Would you like to win this new Big Halo Hello?

You can win a die featured each day during the blitz, from May 10 - May 21

Just leave a comment on each post and you'll be entered to win.

Winners announced on the 24th. Be sure to check back to see if you've won!

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Wed 10

May Release Blog Blitz - Large Poised Faerie
by Jeanne Jeanne

What a great day for a visit!  We've got a brand new May release to share and that means we're having a blog blitz!  What's a blog blitz?  Well that means we've blocked out dates to focus on the new release, sharing projects made specifically with the new products, and offering you a chance to win on every post. The blog blitz will run today,  May 10, through  May 21.  
My card was made with the new Large Poised Faerie!   And YES!  That is today's prize! 
I started by painting a watercolor background.  I recently purchased and empty tin pan and am filling it with some of my favorite tube colors.  These are my first liquid watercolors (Tubes vs. dry pans) and I'm really enjoying them! 
This is the layout I decided on and where I decided to cut the wings.
I removed the wing die cuts, and added tape to the back side of the watercolor panel.
Then I cut the wings from white card stock and inserted them inside the die cut windows on my watercolor panel.
Next I sprinkled different colors of glitter inside the window opening and pressed it into the tape with my fingers.  Poppystamps owner and designer Dave Brethauer did a wonderful Glitter Inlay Technique You Tube video showing how here.  
The shiny glitter in the same colors as the watercolor panel give the wings the appearance that they are translucent - that you're seeing the color through her glittery wings.
The simple "Wish" sentiment is from the "Make A Wish" word die set.  I double cut the die layering white over gold glitter paper.
This card is a little larger than my usual A2.  The finished size is 4 7/8 x 6".  That should give you an idea of how large the Poised Faerie die is.   She's so beautiful! 

Would you  like to win this die for yourself? 

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST May 22 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on May 24. Good Luck!  Jeanne Floral Signature copy



Sat 29

Hello Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

Today I present to  you a beautiful card with a background so pretty with  wonderful effects!!!  I hope you like!!!! Look!!!!

1In the close ups, you can see the beauty of Poppy diecuts, I cut them in felt!!! Love , really love felt!!!!

2Many shines!!!!!! Glitter pop up of my card!!!! Faerie lives  happy between butterflies!!!!!

3Look again!!! jijiji  Love all!!!!!!!!  What a beauty eh? jajajaja

4I hope to read you with your pretty comments!!!

Besos amigas!!!!

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