88 posts categorized "Pam Simpson"


Wed 29

Celebration Balloon Collage.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, A New Arrival card I`m sharing today.


How cute is this Stitched Elephant die from Poppystamps,  it does say stitched! when you cut out it leaves stitching on the negative card, I did not want to use that as I wanted a flying Elephant lol. with these balloon.


I wanted some detail around this "Celebration Balloon Collage" oval..I have no oval die that I could make a frame with the same size! I left  the die in place after running through my die cutting machine, using a fine tip pen I drew dashers & x`s .. also did this technique on my main card shape. 


For my multi colours on my text and string ribbon bow, I drew lines onto waste card with pro markers colours as shown, using dies ran through my die cutting machine.


Coloured elephant with grey pro markers, shaped and used foam tape to attach as shown.. random sparkly gems. finished card  6.1/2" x 5.1/2" size.

Thank you for stopping by..Pam ... 

Pam Floral Signature copy


Mon 13

Stitched Butterfly Trio.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, have you been enjoying this blog blitz, showcasing  the dies from the new Spring Release, giving you a chance to win  a die on every single post! today I`m sharing this Stitched Butterfly Trio.    Please comment on Poppystamps  blog to be in with a chance to win this beautiful die set.


Dont you just love the stitched detail on these beautiful butterflies.  all they need is a bit of shaping and a gem/pearl.

Die and cut

To get the potions where I wanted my butterflies to go, I first die cut onto white card with Poppystamps "Leafy Breeze" die,  I wanted it to be at the right hand side, after I cut this in my die cutting machine, I trimmed my card piece. 


This is how I arranged my top butterfly, you can also see Tonic Jewell Drops dotted around the background.


I have also used from the New Release "Thank You Streamer " I cut this a darker shade of green. Also used this color in my floral arrangement to left corner, Freida Leaf with   Daisy Cluster  and one  small butterfly.

Seem to be using these beautiful spring card colours a lot lately. 


The blog blitz runs from March 6- March 17, 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 March 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 25. Good Luck!

1798 Stitched Butterfly Trio craft die

This is the giveaway today.

Be sure to call back and see what is on offer the rest of the week. 

Thank you for stopping by Pam.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Tue 28

Love You Always.
by Pam Simpson


Hello everyone Pam here today.. 

Sharing a card I made for someone special.  This new Poppystamp Schaefer Curve die can be cut into a card placing anywhere   or die cut to use on its own.


A/  I have placed the two dies in the set  to cut an oval shape on my 5" square card.. Tape down well  you do not want these dies to move and get damage OR you can cut separate. 

You would use this 1/2 oval die shape along the left hand edge to create a separate floral cut.

B/ this is the cut out as shown.


C/ I have placed Memory box .Open Studio. Stitched Oval Layers  3rd & 5th (from outer edge) size to judge size I need to make a frame.

D/ Frame adhered as shown.


Coloured with distress inks Bundled Sage & Tattered Rose, using blender foam,  I did a bit of stamping in the same colours on the background before adding my topper.

Poppystamps  Flower Patch  &  Sentiment Grateful Heart  clear stamps.



Dainty border is one from a set of four Tailored Stitches and my favorite flowers Stitched Bloom Trio with Pine Twig.  

Finished with Chirping birds and pearls.

Thank you for stopping by, hoe you have a wonderful day.

Pam Floral Signature copy


Sat 18

Dream Butterfly.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, think Poppystamps DT are loving these New Release Butterfly dies,  a few of us seem to be using them! unless we are all hoping for Spring weather to arrive..


This "Dream Butterfly" die from the new release is 3.1/2" wide when flat.  so I just arranged on a corner with foliage. 


No background matching die, so I embossed this butterfly in my die cutting machine, then cut around with scissors, as shown.

Using the cutout butterfly in blue card  (as below) I have adhered to the embossed one.. using Pro marker I added some colour and glitter to the background, with random brown dots with marker pen.


adhered plain white cut out butterfly  just the middle section, so these wings are loose. I  hot glued to the card with some  ribbon mesh.


These two border sides are "Tendril Dream Frame"  just enough on this card with this sweet "Hello" brown with a whit shadow,  foliage "Monterey Vine" with a few Butterfly Sprinkles in brown..

finished card 7.1/2"x 6.1/2".. cut in Aqua and White.

Thank you for stopping by Pam.

Pam Floral Signature copy


Wed 15

Wishing You A Happy Day.
by Pam Simpson

Hi everyone, card using these Poppystamp dies from the New Release.


I have die cut this "Wandering Vine Squares"  in white card, coloured with distress markers!, the leaves & stem where coloured green with a marker! they where a pretty colour, like my  ribbon..TIP I went over this green with sparkle stickels  glue!! my pretty green has turned to goldie colour, will use my usually glue pen and glamour dust in future..

Angwin Corner cut in white and shadowed with purple corner.

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I have adhered to Poppystamps "Stitched Tunnel Tags"...  Bottom right corner, I have stamped in lilac " Wishing You A Happy Day" from Clear stamp set "Grateful Heart" CL443..

Background "Heart Pattern Plate"..I have die cut with white card.. these tiny hearts and circles are held in place with a tiny piece of card! really easy to poke through to the back and pull away... Next I adhered to purple card, then coloured and glittered..

Finished with a few pearls and heart pearl in gold. 

Thank you so much for stopping by Pam x

. Pam Floral Signature copy



Wed 01

PSC#29 Hearts Aflutter


Challenge Badge copyWelcome 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 "Silent Snowflakes" is Kathy Krug!  What a beautiful scene she created for the challenge!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Jacquie!

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!

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PSC#29 Hearts Aflutter - Love is in the air!  Whether you're making a card for your Valentine, a wedding or anniversary project, we're looking for projects that include a heart!  You can add hearts with stamps, pattern paper, or maybe a die cut (OUR FAVORITE!!)   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

Marybeth Lopez

Irena Kowalczyk (Rudlis)

 Pam Simpson

Ilona Zbieg

Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  


 You have until  11:55 pm US EST  on Sunday February 26 to link up your designs.  The next challenge will begin, and the  winner will be announced on March 1, 2017.  We can't wait to see your designs! 




Tue 24

Stitched Tunnel Tag.
by Pam Simpson

Good morning everyone,  hope you enjoyed our Blog Blitz showcasing the New Poppystamps release.. last day to comment to be in with a chance to win 25th Wednesday   



Sharing a tag..I have used from the New Release.. Stitched Tunnel tags....Stitched Bloom Trio... .  I cut the largest size tag from the set, in red card made a white frame with two largest size. 

This beautiful heart design is by http://birchpressdesign.com/Crafts/Craft-Dies/Stackable/     Amour.


These are the single dies shown.. My tag shows them layered up together.. using Two white and one dull silver panels.....They look lovely on their own too.

I adhered the complete panel to a the red Tag and hand cut away what was showing..


Very heavy weight Velum for my layered Stitched Bloom trio flower..with Blue Hampstead  stem..

Too complete I have added Love text from "Scribble Love Heart" ..Pearls/ribbon

Poppystamp dies used..

1694   17031703  1703

Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely day Pam.

Pam Floral Signature copy


Sat 21

Blooming Dotted Border.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone! Pam here with another give away from Poppystamps New release dies. Hope you have been enjoying the fantastic samples by  the design team.


Blooming Dotted Border is the give away on this card! just leave a comment to be in with a chance to win by January 25th.



This die does not have a cut edge below these row of dots.. perfect for adding anything below! ... I have scored and folded these ends, next after decorating with Poppystamps with New Clear Stamps "Grateful Heart CL443"  and adding a Bow and String in blue card.


I have adhered the scored ends around my two base layers.. You do not have to do this! It is beautiful laid flat..I wanted to curve around the front of my card...

These base cards where die cut with the New "Inlay Heart" and pieced back in the cut.


Corner swirl and flower is another border I have cut away from the dots..

Finished with blue flat backed pearls from my stash..finished card 7"x 6".

To win more dies just comment on any post (or all of them!) from January 9 to January 23 - each of them has its own giveaway!

Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Sat 14

Stitched Bloom Trio.
by Pam Simpson.

Welcome everyone Pam here, with the  Poppystamps  New 2017 Release Blog Blitz! Glad you can join us for this Valentine Theme.


Dont you just love these Poppystamps !Stitched Bloom Trio" die set! love the shape of these petals. 


I am giving away to one lucky person Stitched Bloom Trio die set.     who leaves a comment.


I built up these trio flowers, dab of pva glue in each center..I even made from one cut flower a bud! think you can just see it peeking out in-between red heart and green leaf.


I used embossed dull silver card for the first heart shaped layer,  Using another new die "Scribbled love Heart"  left side cut to show this  red  heart die cut, in the flower arrangement you can see Heart shapes in red, these are "Heart Screen" from New Release.

I also used these older Poppystamp Freida Leaf and Bow & String dies.


The blog blitz runs  from January 9-January 23, 2017.  We'll be giving  away a prize on every post during this time.   Most days we'll have 2 posts so check back often!  
To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   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 January 25  to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Good Luck...Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy



Sat 07

Woodley Stem.
by Pam Simpson


Hi everyone Happy New Year to you all..

Spring colours on this birthday card! used white and greens with a twine bow.



I die cut these Poppstamps "Woodley Stems" with white card, next just the stem in green card, adhered these over the white stems.. using my none stick craft sheet I put tiny amounts of pva glue in the holes on the flowers and placed these tiny green pearls onto this. left to dry!  Fiddle but add a nice detail I think.

Sentiment from  Memory Box  "Hope and Thanks CL405" stamp set.. using green ink from my stash! I die cut with Open Studio "Stitched Circle"  and "Pinpoint Scalloped Circles" together.  Cut another bigger Scallop and adhered together as shown.




Made a circle top opener card from my stash. arrange flowers as above, dotted "Butterfly Sprinkles" die cuts in white and green..

Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by..Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy