98 posts categorized "Olga Direktorenko"


Mon 19

Love Grows
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello and thanks for joining me today!

The project I have created is a floral greeting card.  It is made with white + cream cardstock with the tiny addition of color green. 

The sentiment  is a word die placed over the matching shaker window and it it completed with some alphabet die cuts stuck right onto the card front panel. The whole thing is framed with the beautiful new double stitch die by Poppystamps.

Watch the video below to see how this card was made!

Love Grows 1

Love Grows 2

Thanks for visiting today! Hope to see you again really soon!

Olga Floral Signature copy





Tue 30

Blog Blitz featuring Lovely Teapot
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi everyone!

It's the last day of the Blog Blitz and the die that I am giving away is Lovely Teapot. 

This time I have created a set of miniature tags for St. Valentine's Day  - they can be attached to gifts or used on cards. 

Valentine Mini Tags 1

I have used Little Taglet and Bow craft die to create a base for all three tags. I'll just be adding different focal images to make each tag unique. The first tag is decorated with Lovely Teapot and Little Heart Banner die cuts.

Valentine Mini Tags 2

For the second one I have used Embossed Heart Taglet. I have also added a Little Heart Banner cut out of gold mirror cardstock - this little detail is the same for all three tags. 

Valentine Mini Tags 3

The last tag is actually a mini scene - a rope walker walking on a string of hearts. It is made with Playful Mini Faeries and again the Little Heart Banner. The ribbon bow and flower are also the same for all three tags.

Valentine Mini Tags 4

If you would like to know how to make this cute little tag set watch the beginning to end video tutorial:

For a chance to win a Lovely Teapot die just leave a comment for this post. Don't forget to visit other posts of the Blog Blitz - each of them has its own giveaway and you can enter all the giveaways if you wish so!

Olga Floral Signature copy




Sat 27

Blog Blitz featuring Tall Ship
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi there!

It's time for another post of the Blog Blitz and one more die to win! This time it is the Tall Ship from the January Release by Poppystamps.

Loveship 1

I have used this die to create a focal image for this card and combined it with some other Poppy dies. Die cutting is what this card is all about. The only materials I used are some white and cream cardstock, a piece of vellum, Spun Sugar Distress Ink and some liquid glue. It's all it takes!

Loveship 2

If you would like to know how to make this project watch a step by step video tutorial here:

Thank you so much for visiting today and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the beautiful Tall Ship craft die!

Olga Floral Signature copy




Sun 24

Snowflake Dancer
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi and Merry Christmas to all!

Today I have a special project to share - it is a winter themed shaker card with the background made of real mirror tiles. Those are meant for the home decoration but I think they are also perfect for cardmaking and add sparkle and shine like no other thing does!

The Floral Dancer die by Poppystamps can be easily made into a Snowflake Dancer one - just use white and add some icy sparkle!

Have wonderful Holidays filled with lots of love and magic!

Snowflake Dancer 2

Snowflake Dancer 2

Olga Floral Signature copy




Fri 15

Warm Winter Wishes
by Olga Direktorenko

This coffee themed Holiday card is featuring a new Pine Cone Collage craft die along with some other Poppystamps dies. 

The die is meant to die cut a negative image, but it's the positive cutouts/leftovers that I have used for this project. Watch the video tutorial where I have the whole process explained!

Warm Christmas Wishes 1 

Warm Christmas Wishes 2

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and I am wishing Happy Holidays to all of you!

Olga Floral Signature copy




Mon 11

Santa Shaker Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi paper crafters!

Today I am presenting a set of 3 shaker tags - all similar but each one is unique. I have recycled some corrugated cardstock from the packaging to make a background and it turned out to work beautifully with thin dies!

For the focal images I have used two coordinating sets of mini dies from the latest Poppystamps release to create Santa's heads - they are sooo tiny and cute!

You can find the full step by step instructions on how to make those tags in a video tutorial down below:

Santa Shaker Tags 1

Santa Shaker Tags 2

Santa Shaker Tags 3

Santa Shaker Tags 4

Olga Floral Signature copy




Wed 06

Challenge Reminder - Anything but a Card
by Olga Direktorenko

Have you already entered this month's challenge? The theme is Anything BUT a Card so tags, boxes, banners or any type of decorations are welcome! 

Today I am sharing a set of treat boxes that is extremely easy to make - you don't need any special supplies to create a shape of this box - except a sheet of cardstock, some glue and a good old stapler. 

I have used emboss resist technique and some washi tape to decorate the boxes - watch the video tutorial below for step by step instructions!

We Wish You 1

We Wish You 2

We Wish You 3

We Wish You 4

Olga Floral Signature copy




Fri 01

PSC#39 - Anything BUT a Card!

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Faerie Kingdom" is Juana Ambida


The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is T Lady Designs

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

12-17 copy

PSC#39 ABC - Anything BUT a Card!   We're hoping you got all your holiday cards made in time!  This month we're looking for Anything BUT a Card!  We want to see how you put your papercrafting skills to work decking the halls!  Die cuts are wonderful for making garlands or tree ornaments, but pretty tags and treat boxes are welcome too!  Die cut felt to dress up stockings personalized for the whole family, or make a new family heirloom tree skirt.  Maybe you make  place cards for the holiday meal?  We'd love for you to share what you've been working on! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created. 

We Wish You
Olga Direktorenko

Nancy Penir  

Patty Tanuz

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on December 29 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on January  1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 




Sat 25

Christmas and the City
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello paper crafters and welcome back to another day of Blog Blitz by Poppystamps! Today's prize to win is the new Classic Cottage die set:

This set is meant to create a pretty little house but I am going to use it a bit differently to make a much bigger building and turn it into a Holiday card! Check out the video tutorial down below for a step by step guide:

Christmas and the City 1

Christmas and the City 2

For a chance to win this die set simply comment on this post by December 2! 



Wed 08

Faerie Kingdom Challenge Reminder

Have you already joined this month's challenge? The theme is Faerie Kingdom - your project should be fairy themed OR you can just use any type of glitter on it and give it some sparkle and shine! This will make it fairy enough to enter!

And if you already entered remember you can submit up to 3 projects!

Here is the card I have created following the theme - just surround one Faerie die cut with snowflakes, add a little bit of sparkle and here we are in a magical world of elves and fairies! 

Please scroll down for some pictures and a video tutorial:

Faerie Queene 1

Faerie Queene 2


Olga Floral Signature copy