85 posts categorized "Pam Simpson"


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.

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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

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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

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Wed 28

Peony Bud.
by Pam Simpson

Hi everyone Pam here today, hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


Hexagon shaped card from my stash!..       Memory Box..Open Studio.. Stitched Hexagon Layers dies. also from MB Kindness Of People Stamp. I used sage green ink.

Poppystamps Peony Bud Die.I cut three in white card.


I scribbled distress crayons onto pink card in three separate places, size to fit these flower heads.. glued these flower heads onto coloured  card, cut around with scissors, then using a white gel pen added a few dots. 


Arrange as shown with Poppystamps green Frieda Leaf and same card as flowers Butterfly Sprinkles.. 

Would make this style card as a Thank you/Get Well/Birthday..


Thank you for stopping by today..Pam.

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Fri 23

Merry Christmas
by Pam Simpson

"Merry Christmas" everyone! from  all the Poppystamps design team.. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas holiday.

Quick post as we are all busy for the festive season.



I decided to use my favorite pink colour for these "Holiday Poinsettias"  distress Ink Spun Sugar.

Background created with Memory Box..Open Studio.. Baptisia Collage die.

Poppystamps Merry Christmas Banner,  adhered to Stitched Annaleigh Tag decoration.


I embossed these petals by leaving in the die after cutting, using veramark through the open lines in the die, remove the flower from the die and sprinkle with embossing powder, I used Shabby Pink, heat emboss with your heat tool, next use spun sugar ink to shade.


Layer up flowers, I use pva wet glue! small dot  in the center of the flower after shaping.  Green Pine Twig and pearls to finish.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.. 

Pam Floral Signature copy


Fri 09

Wintergreen Border
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone well Christmas is getting very close now!

Today I am sharing a couple of cards,  White and  Cream both have a touch of colour used on them with distress ink Bundled Sage.


Easy style card to make, using one A4 card blank.. you need  card piece 8" x 5.3/4"..score and fold  this @ 2.1/4".

Next cut two card pieces  5.3/4" x 5 .3/4"  and two @ 2.1/4" x 5.3/4" I embossed these in an embossing folder, inked the edges..adhered to the card fronts, the smaller ones back and front so you are not looking at a plain card inside.


Next cut Poppystamps Wintergreen  Border, ink with green through the die before removing it, then ink the ivy leaves, attach sticky 3d foam tape where it will not show  adhere to the front panel.

I cut the Costello Ornament  Background, I find it easier to colour card pieces in green ink!  then die cut as I have the Lexington Ornament  and Merry Christmas Banner dies.. 

3d foam tape on the back of the ornament solid, adhere the outline ornament onto this.

Next cut the Bow and String die, cut away the lines on the side of the bows and use these as hangers for the bauble.

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Finished with few red pearls.

Tip! if you leave the 3d foam tape of these cards ..they are flat 5.3/4"  square cards for mailing.. bow is only shaped! no foam tape, is is glued in the center only.

Hopefully I have now finished my Christmas card makes.. 

Thank you for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your day. Pam x

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