10 posts categorized "Masculine"


Wed 22

You're A Star!
by Sue McRae

Welcome crafters, Sue here with a card today!


I have a hard time making cards for the guys or for teenagers. Feminine card just seem easier to create so I decided to put away the flowers dies and stamps and not let myself use any glitter or any pink or purple and this is what I came up with.

I started off with a piece of water color paper, sprayed it with water, sprinkled on Color Bursts and just let the pigment do its thing. While this was drying I die cut a bunch of stars from dark grey card stock using the Scribble Trio set. This die set has three fun shapes: a star, square and circle. I adhered the stars all over the dried background.


For the sentiment I took the Spectacular Happy Birthday set (which consists of three dies) and die cut the bottom layer in a medium grey, the middle layer in dark grey and the sentiment in white. The sentiment is made from 4 layers of the white card stock for a thick chipboard look.


To finish off I added a few small stars die cut with the Superstar Sash.

Thanks for visiting us today!

  Sue Floral Signature new





Sat 18

A layout made with Love
by Patty Tanúz


Today I want to change  from card to layout!!!! 

I made this for my little son jiji,  at the end I see the layout with a lot of flowers and maybe it should have been a girl layout jiji but love all, although my son (and his dad) says no flowers jajaja


I use diecuts and stamps of Poppy and I just love my layout.... I can do many things with this perfect combination!!!!!!


I sealed some figures and words, I think is a happy scene that is achieved by doing a color combo with the photos and all elements!!!! 


The sentiments of  Grateful Heart clear stamp set, help me to create beautiful words for my kid :) The plus is my happy kitty,  Who said that  I  could only use it at Christmas? hehehe 


I love those circles!!!!


I hope you like!!!!!!

Thanks for your sweet messages!!!!

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Tue 14

Simply Love
By Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppy Blog! Happy Valentine's Day!


I used the heart channel Die with the red foil cardstock, I wanted a masculine feel to the card and it needed to be kept simple. The love is cut from the scribble love heart in a shiny silver paper, along with adding the single heart to the channel.



My last Valentine's Card for this year! Have a great day!

Lezlye Floral Signature copy copy



Thu 12

Letter to my Marine Recruit
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Wellcome to the Poppystamps blog, today I am sharing a card I made to send off to my son who is in Phase 3 of Marine boot Camp in San Diego California.

I wanted it to look like what the dress uniform looks like. I cut strips of blue and red cardstock and adhered to the panel cut out with the Letters die.

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Cut off and excess and mount to card base. I used two layers of the Letters Die in hopes of making it a bit more dimensional. I then red embossed the Poppystamps sentiment at the bottom. Basic masculine card.



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Mon 04

Nautical Birthday
by Lezlye Lauterbach

So  Excited for the blog blitz! I hope you all are ready too! Lots of inspiration coming your way these next couple of weeks. I chose a nautical theme for my card. My brother has a Birthday at the end of the week so the timing is perfect!



I used the light house die, the anchor from the new release. I hand cut the cliff for the lighthouse as well as the yellow for the light  and sentiment.

Vellum was used for the waves. It's hard to see in the photo but wink of stella was added to the happy birthday.


Poppy lighthouse side

Please remember to comment on all of the posts for your chance to win the specific die listed. For my winner you will receive the Lighthouse die!

Lezlye Signature copy




Thu 10

Through The Forest
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone! Today I'm sharing my first "fall" card of the season, though it's hard to think about autumn and the upcoming holidays when it's in the mid to high 30's (celsius) here. I am looking forward to the cooler weather and the changing of the leaves.


For my scene, I wanted to capture the feeling of walking through the forest and peeking through the vibrant leaves and spotting a deer off in the distance. I chose the Leafy Frame for this, cut it out of vellum and coloured it with Alcohol Inks. I cut four more layers of vellum in orange, yellow, red and green to layer behind the inked vellum. I flipped the orientation of the vellum layers so they did not lineup with each other, this way each colour of vellum would be visible.


I also inked up vellum in green and yellow for my grass and used the Stitched Landscape for this and the sky is a piece of blue vellum. I cut out the Cheery Cardinals with black card stock and mingled them in with the leaves. For the Forest Deer I added double sided adhesive to card stock and added Fun Flock on top for some great texture.


One of the things I like about this card is that there's a lot of depth but almost no dimension to it. Can you believe I have 8 layers on the card base (not including the deer or birds), 7 of them vellum. This card can easily be mailed in a regular envelope, which I will do in a couple of weeks for my father-in-laws birthday (he's a nature lover).


Thank you for stopping by to visit today!

Sue Signature New








Mon 24

One For the Boys
by Sue McRae

Sue here today with a masculine card. I don't know about you but I have a hard time making cards for the guys, especially when the guy in question is a teenager having a birthday.


I tend to go for darker colours and minimal embellishments for a masculine card and definitely no florals! So I played it safe and went with dies that I consider to be a birthday card staple: balloons, stars and a banner.


I decided to grab a bunch Alcohol Inks and colour glossy card stock  to use for all my die cutting. It's a subtle way to add texture and visual interest to die cuts.


Since all the die cuts were so colourful I used gray card stock for my background and added that to a black card base and I finished off with silver thread for the balloon strings.

Thank you so much for dropping by today!

Sue Signature New








Thu 11



Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog. I have a couple of cards for you today. I made one of my usual watercolor backgrounds a Memorybox sentiment and flowers in bold black. I love this type of card and it is very versatile to send for any occasion.


My second card I used a glossy card stock.I created the background using distress inks and a sponge. You could do straight or wavy lines. I made this one while in Lake Tahoe. The beautiful blue water inspired me. I embossed the sentiment using black embossing powder, however I didn't have my embossing buddy with me and you can see where the n in soon slid. That is the only difficulty when using glossy card stock.




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Sat 31


Hello dear Poppystamps friends! It's Zuzana here with new this time bit masculine card for you. I was playing with sweet Ginger Frame die today to show you, that frame dies can create beautiful backgrounds too.

Hello PS

I used Ginger Frame die to create a nice pattern background. I run a dark blue cardstock through my cutting machine, then I repeated the same process with baby blue cardstock and inserted baby blue frames in to the dark blue die cut ovals. 

Hello PS detail

Adhered on white panel , added bit of stencil on the bottom. Then stitched around the edges. Wrapped silk cream ribbon, tied a chunky bow. Matted panel with cream cardstock and affixed on the card front.

Hello PS detail 1

Then I started with embellishments. I added letters 'Hello' from Memory Box Open Studio Oh Hello to create nice bold sentiment. Fixed some light green sequins and mint button to finished.


Have a beautiful Saturday. Keep safe and warm, snuggle under blanket and enjoy crafting!

Zuzana Signature


Mon 19

Making Waves

I hope you've been enjoying all the fabulous inspiration so far during our blog blitz!

Making Waves

I've got a card for the guys today using the new Marina Sailboats dies and Sparkle Burst Stars.

I really went for a masculine feel by using wood paper for the tag, boat and waves.  I just love those wood grain lines on the sails of the boat!

Wood Sailboat Closeup

There are two wave dies in the Marina set and I used both of them to create my waves and then coloured it with a Copic marker.

Micro Bead Sun

For the sun, I used part of the Sparkle Burst Stars die.  I coloured a piece of paper with an orange Copic, added dry adhesive to the coloured side and adhered it behind the sun die cut so that it would be sticky and I added clear micro beads to the sticky area to give the sun a bit of texture and shine.

Wooden Sailboat Tag

Thanks for joining me today and remember to stop by twice a day until January 27th to see all the new dies in action and for your chance to win one of the newly released dies.

Leave a comment on this post by January 31st for your chance to win the Marina Sailboats dies.

  Sue Signature New