100 posts categorized "Pam Simpson"


Wed 21

Just Saying Hello.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, my favourite flowers are Poppies! red or any colour, love the delicate petals on these flowers..I have tried to capture this on these petals..using Poppystamps "Blooming Poppy die"


Hope you do not think these Poppies  look messy!! lol.. to me that`s  how our Poppies  look in the UK..

I normally use a crepe paper. you have to be careful as this is not colour fast with water..

OK this is the product I have used..had in my stash for years..Good old Coffee Filters!!! bet your thinking I`ve gone mad!!!  here is how..


Leave the coffee filters as they are double, ink with a blending tool, I used distress "fired brick"  ink both side.

Spray with plenty of water and dry with a heat tool.. Next cut out just the petals from Poppystamps. Blooming Poppy die.

This is how I add shape.. moulding mat and ball tool..I separated the two of each from the coffee filter..top are ones as they have been cut..bottom petals have been shaped, it is a strong paper even when wet..


 One set of petals on the left..right side flower made ..I dipped just the  centre of the petal in the glue.. adhered as shown..before you add the last bottom petal, glue the black stamen in.

I also added some glossy accents to the back, gave more stability to the flower.

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 Close up of Blooming Poppies on dark green stems.. Gental Leaf Collage for the background, shaded with distress ink Tumbled Glass, dot of green are from Poppystamps New "Studio Blotter" CL449 clear stamps, infilled with "Heart Screen" die cuts.

Just Saying from "Sentiment Of Hello" CL451 stamps with "Little Luxe Hello" die cut in white card shadowed with green card.


Hope you like my take on Poppy flowers..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x..

Pam Floral Signature copy



Wed 07

Happy Birthday Tag Card
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today, sharing a birthday tag card.



Feminine Card using delicate colours for my friend.

I had an idea of the layout for this card! I have used it a few times, I just vary it.

I started by die cutting these new Poppystamps "Tender Tulips", top picture shows a bit of shaping to these petals one white and one peach colour, next using distress ink  Tattered Rose, Next using a finger dauber I inked along the edges, then adhered together as shown bottom photo.


I have made my card base 6.1/2" square using white and peach card.. I have cut the "Happy Birthday Tag in peach,  next using the same size from Memory Box..Open Studio.. "Stitched Main Street Tags" this I cut in white, shaded  with green ink.. I have adhered this together, then adhered to the card as shown with a bow. Next I have added a border using these "Pretty Stitched" boarder dies along one edge. this I placed as shown. 


Below I have shown how I work!! I cut most of what I am going to use in two colours!! what I do not use will get used some other time.. I used the peach Happy Birthday Tag,.. White Tulip flowers.. White Chiffon ribbon, not peach.. 



Close up of the layout for these flowers, I have used a distress marker on these Tulips and random dots on the tag.



Finished card with sequins and white chiffon bow.


Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy




Tue 30

Sweet Pea Flowers.
by Pam Simpson

Hello Poppystamp friends,  beautiful "Sweet Pea Flowers" on this card today, this latest collection  from Poppystamps sure has some gorgeous floral dies.



This Sweet Pea die is large, you could easily use just one die cut on your card, me being me had to use two!.

This is how I created my flower, but they look just as pretty flat for posting.

I have cut in green card for my flower outline,  Next using doubled up heavy paper, I embossed in my die cutting machine, this leaves me whole flowers.

Cut & emboss

Next. remove from your die and I coloured as shown using pro markers, you can use any colouring medium .. I made sure I coloured in pink on the inside as well as outside.


Next I adhered the green outline flower shape to this embossed/coloured flower, cut around the outline with scissors. to keep my centre flowers raised I used a blob of hot glue! watch your fingers! 


I love a shine and sparkle on flowers, I have used "Wink Of Stellar" Clear Glitter Pen,  Nova Jewell Drops, Hessian bow.. peeking though my oval shape, in pink I have used Tulisa Collage die. Pink tiny frame cut with Memory Box.. Open Studio..  Stitched Oval Layers..


Main card shape in oval, Top opener card, cut with my dies from my stash.  with Poppystamps "Thank  You Streamer" die.

Tip.. to make you card stand and NO wobble! I take from the back card only around 1/2" from the bottom of my card, I also do this with Circle cards.


Thank you for stopping by today Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Mon 22

Princess Faerie Silhouette.
by Pam Simpson

Hello Poppystamps friends, sharing a  card with you today, I must confess I was not a fan of  Fairies, WOW change my mind since these pretty dies came along from Poppystamps May release.


Thought I would create a woodland scene with "Princess Faerie"  as a silhouette.. I`m sure she would look  just as pretty with no wings, as a child dancer.


I have die cut three fairies to add depth, wings have been cut with sparkly black card.. I used foam sticky tape  on the back.


In this photo is my very old "Angelina Fusible Fibre"  you get in a  packet, you pull some fibres out and lay a thin layer onto half a sheet of folded copy paper, sandwich the fibres by folding the  paper over, then using a med heat iron onto the paper, iron the fibres together, this makes it fuse together.. I adhered my wings with pva glue and cut around with scissors.


Added a touch of blue ink to the white background.

These fibres give a lovely delicate look to her wings. I adhered them to the silhouette with pva glue.


I grounded her onto the Dotted Curve, stamped with the new Fairy Greetings.. Swaying Birch has been cut in grey card and inked some shading in grey, Chirping Birds in the branch`s. 

Magnificent Mini Faeries  with Mushrooms and Toadstools .

dotted a few crystal gems. finished card size 5.1/2" x 6.1/2".

Hope you like this card..my first attempt with Faerie`s..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x. 

Pam Floral Signature copy


Wed 17

Ragged Daisy.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here to-day, welcome to the  blog blitz showcasing these beautiful  May release New  poppystamp dies.


I have used this pretty Ragged Daisy and this is the give away today.


Three petals above top photo  show my stages after I die cut the Ragged Daisy petal.. first cut with white card, next I shaded with three blue pens , last photo show some shaping on the petal.

Bottom photo shows them adhered together on a small circle..

 Top photo show the center coloured yellow, adhered as shown..bottom I added a good amount of pva glue,then sprinkled gold/orange flock.



Flowers arrange on my topper


This is how I got this  shape on the side of my  card. First score @ 5.1/2" then fold your card! OPEN this up for next steps....  on this 5.1.2" Using Poppystamps "Dotted Curve"  as shown cutting edge towards the center fold..(Holes on the edge) If you want these on the edge of your cut!! you put these hole towards the center. Next I cut "Heart Stream die" adhered to this curve, lovely match.. fold your card..Next using around 2" separate card piece I cut the Dotted Curve again. ..Matched this up to the plain curve and adhered.



close up of this edge.



Sentiments from May release "Hello Notes" CL451  clear stamps. Few butterfly Sprinkles dotted around.


This is the give away Ragged Daisy..


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!  

Thank you for stopping by..Pam.

Pam Floral Signature copy




Wed 03

Get Well Soon.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, I needed a get well card for my friend as she has been in hospital for an operation, she also  loves  pink  and bright colours..


Love this layout using Poppystamps Pretty Stitches border die. Below I have showed how I did this double one in pink..


I needed a strip of card 5.1/2" long and wide enough to handle, top picture show one cut I have done and where to place your die for the second cut,  next picture show the pretty border made.  

Last picture using my Misty stamping tool for perfect placement stamping on my card blank 5.1/2" x 5.1/2" ..


This shows all my die cuts I am going to use on this card,  I do tend to make up as I go along and change my mind! as we do.

White card 3.1/2" deep 5.1/2" wide I have used the border die as shown. I have adhered the two border pink strips in place.



Here I have arranged all my decorations I intend to use on the card, NOT glued anything down! till I make sure I like it,  you`ll see on the top and bottom photos I cut 1.2" from  the top of my pink card above the white panel, as to me it did`nt look right, now seem more symmetrical.. 


This  is the finished card, Pearl in the center of these beautiful "Stitched Poinsettias Trio" I have used  white card one  flower set and two large petals in pink and green to layer up this flower,  Freida Leaf, glued onto  Stitched Scallop Circle by Memory Box "Open Studio".

Pink dots along the boarder and in the flower background, BoBunny Blush double dots pen. 


Thank you for stopping by, I hope I have not bored you with this post. Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy


Mon 01

PSC#32 - Flower Power

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wiWelcome 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 "Gift It" is Cat Arenzana with this magical lumiere! 


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

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!
0517 copyPSC#32 Flower Power!  April showers really do bring May flowers!    Have you noticed?  Spring is in the air and there's flower's EVERYWHERE!    This month we're looking for projects that incorporate FLOWERS in their designs!  You can add flowers with pattern paper, stamping, or a die!   Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your project!

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some amazing projects from our design team!  Want a closer look?  Just click on their name to jump to their blog! 

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 Jinny Newlin

Lezlye Lauterbach

  IMG_5401Ilona Zbieg

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 favories from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on May 29 to link up your design here!   Good luck and thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!



Fri 28

Thank You Streamer.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, I have been playing with my  "Amour Stackables Background plates" from Birch Press Design, this is another part of Memory Box. 




I have used for this background "Amour background Plates" B & C.. Pink and Cream card, "Sylvan Frame" by Poppystamps Green card, this was a bit of an experiment to see how they look to-gather..

Below showing I cut B plate  in Pink  with C plate in cream card..

  Next rather than adhere together with glue, I have used foam sticky pads, another experiment! must say I love this look. 


Adhered onto cream background panel,  Thank you Streamer in silver shadowed with green. Finished of with Poppystamps "Sylvan Frame".


Shaping these  "Blooming Blossom"  petals to layer together with glue, on my very messy foam mat (sorry) and ball tool.


I arrange these flowers as shown in two corners... Using  hot glue  from my gun, one flower at a time as I was adding a silver bead to the center of each flower, before the glue set.

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I hope I have given you some ideas to mix your dies, so you can get different looks. 


This would make a lovely Wedding/Anniversary/Special Friend card, don`t you think.

Card size 4.3/4" x 5.3/4" top opener. (tent card)

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy




Sat 22

Count The Blessings.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today, I have used Poppystamps  "Garden Lantern" to create an outdoor scene, roll on summer!.


Thought this lovely sentiment from Poppystamps "Into The Words"  very apt for using with these candles. stamped onto and die cut using "Stitched Tunnel Tags".


 This is how I created the crackle effect on the lantern, apply a good coverage and leave to dry, as it dries it crackles. 




Hope you can see the crackle on the " Garden Lantern"  with Freida Leaf for embellishment with  "Formal Candles" 


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"Preppy Flowers" with "Toadstools" along the bottom of this panel,  these I cut in beige for the stalks and red for the top, added some white dots with my pen. 



Thank you for stopping by today...Pam.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Wed 12

happy Easter
by Mona Pendleton


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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a couple of Easter projects featuring a variety of products from the New Spring 2017 Release along with other fun Poppystamps products. To create the background. I stamped the pretty flower bouquet from the Friends and Flowers stamp set in a heart shape then water colored using an oil crayon. I created a meadow scene featuring die cut Preppy Flowers along with a Serene Rabbit.


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I embellished with a trio of Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage and Pretty Stitches borders.


I also tucked in a couple of double layered Stitched Main Street Tags:



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For the title, I used the Happy Easter Egg die:


Here's a few steps showing how I created the stamped background and the water colored Preppy Flowers:



Up next is an Easter card featuring another fun scene:


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featuring Preppy Flowers, a Pretty Stitches border and a Serene Rabbit:


Many thanks for stopping by!

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