8 posts categorized "Video"


Sun 17

Snowy Twilight Sky Background
by Rebecca Keppel

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Piecing a card together with Poppystamps dies is so easy to do! Between elements and sentiments, you don't even have to do stamping if you don't want to! With all that extra time saved, you can create a beautiful twilight, frosty, snowy background for your die cuts.

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Check out this video, where I highlight the Tree Trunks, Surprise Deer, Folk Merry Christmas and Pointed Circle Frames dies and show how I created that frosty twilight background! 

Check out the dies I used for this card below and definitely pull out your Poppystamps wintery dies if you have a few last minute Christmas cards to make! Hope you all are having a happy and healthy holiday season! 

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Thu 14

Evergreens for Every Occasion
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  I'm so excited to show how these dies work together to create this very versatile card design. It's one of those card designs that works to have several made ahead for any occasion. Simply add the sentiment or greeting... a card that works for everything from "Merry Christmas" to sympathy, to a summery hello ~ Wow, I love this die and color combination!

The Swirly Loop die and Evergreen Trees work together to form the base design to the card, and I made it using a teal and shiny copper card stock.


To make the Christmas version, I simply added a crystal to the top of one of the trees!


The video shows a larger version of this card, but these measure 3.5 x 5 inches.  I like the smaller sizes for thank you notes which is great for after Christmas. The interior has a single evergreen tree which ties the inside to the exterior of the card. I love how Kraft envelopes even match!



Here's a video I put together to show how I made this card, along with the larger version example.  Have a wonderful day!

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Mon 27

Blog Blitz Gingerbread Tag
by Robin Tharaldson

Gingerbread Tag Full With Water

Sadly Thanksgiving is a memory and we are on to the Christmas crunch!! I know I'm already behind so making a few cards here and there will hopefully help me out! Poppystamps has a new mini holiday release of 13 dies!  You can see them here in the Poppystamps store under the  2017 Winter Release title.  PLUS Poppystamps is having a Blog Blitz for this release!!  You could win BOTH the Gingerbread Boy and Girl die sets by commenting on my post today!!  More information about the Blog Blitz below!!

Gingerbread Tag CU3 With Water

My project for today is a tag card. I used Poppystamps Merry Christmas Tag as my main feature and added Gingerbread Boys and a Gingerbread Girl plus a pine bough with a festive red bow.  The Gingerbread kids have the cutest clothes and the Holiday Hats fit them perfectly!  To add their happy faces I used a white gel pen.Gingerbread Tag CU1 With Water

My video will show you how I created the snowfall background using Memory Box Tiny Dots Stencil and modeling paste! I added a silver dot to the center of the bow after I made the video; I thought it needed a little somethin' somethin' to finish the card!


 If you would like to win the Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Girl die sets, here is what you need to do! 

Poppystamps blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every BLOG BLITZ post during this time.  To win you must leave a comment on each post 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.  A random number generator is used to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post you wish to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on December 5. Please leave a comment...it's the only way to win!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and check back for more inspiration from the Poppystamps Design Team!!

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Sun 19

Merry Christmas Snowfall
by Robin Tharaldson

November Ps Full With Water

I love making holiday cards; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! But Christmas seems to have crept up on me this year. My card is actually simple and you could make several by using the assembly line method. Just cut all the pieces one day and assemble the next!

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This card uses Poppystamps Merry Christmas Banner, Picket Fence, Birch Tree, Evangeline Snowflakes and Poinsettia Mini die sets!

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To create the look of snow I used a white gel pen! My background was made using a snowfall embossing folder.


Thanks for stopping by today and check back often for more inspiration from Poppystamps!

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Thu 12

Dies Only Halloween Silhouette Images
by Rebecca Keppel

Rk poppystamps halloween silhouette images dies only card

I wanted to see how some of the new Poppystamps Halloween looked, so I grabbed a piece of black cardstock and cut a bunch out. I realized that they would make a great card as silhouette images over orange cardstock. So, this card is essentially ALL die cutting with no stamping. It comes together very quickly and could easily be mass produced too.

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If you would like to see how I pulled the design together, check out the video below: 

Are you making Halloween cards this year? I would love to hear all about them!

Thanks for stopping by!

:) Rebecca


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Thu 17

Sewing in the Snow
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  This card was "sew" much fun to make!  The unique background sprang from mixing the Sew Fond of You clear stamp set and die with the Stitched Alpine Snowflake set. I wanted a cheerful, bright wintery card that matched the sewing theme. How about an embroidery floss background that looks like colorful scribbles in the snow? 


Laying the strings where they landed on top of double-sided adhesive and then adding Flower Soft snow to fill in the gaps was the perfect solution. The texture is sturdy and has a very unique feel and look to it. It sparkles just like snow. I loved how this turned out, and it was not only easy and fast, but FUN! 

A ric-rac string was cut from the Ric Rac Stitches set, and the largest snowflake from the Stitched Alpine Snowflakes set was placed as the base to a button with a tulle bow. 



Full video tutorial below!


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Thu 03

Holiday Blog Blitz ~ Polar Bears and Snowflakes Shaker Card
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  This Christmas shaker card was so much fun to make and, since fun is fun, I am convinced it is never too early to start thinking about holiday cards! The brand new  Tiny Polar Bears and Celeste Snowflakes make adorable elements when die cut out of shrink film... with plenty of bling to match. The Pointed Rectangle Frames keeps the project easy to add both a frame and the spacing foam for the shaker card. Here are some close-ups, with a video down below:




Would you like to win the Celeste Snowflakes craft die set?  Here's how and good luck!

The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 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 August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

Here's the tutorial video!


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Thu 27

Two for One Cards Video and Giveaway
by Dave Brethauer

Hello everyone!

Since everyone is short on time these days, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a fun video on how to make multiple versions of cards at once. This is definitely a timesaver - and is really useful when putting together batches of handmade cards for gifts, or to stock up on cards just to have on hand.


These are all tips that are easy to do - and make the most of your prep time. Simple things like cutting the die out 5 times, instead of just one time - might as well make multiple cuts if you have all the supplies out anyway! So take a look at the video and pick up a few tips on getting a bunch of cards done in no time!

(Watch this in HD on YouTube by clicking here)


I couldn't stop making these rainbow cards - it was fun piecing these all back together like a puzzle! Notice that there are 6 rows and 6 colors. So in the video you'll see it was easy to make 6 cards. I used the Tailored Stitches and the Pretty Stitches to make the rows of rainbow colors - these are fun to use as borders on cards, but when they are stacked like this they take on a whole new look.

You could choose whatever color scheme you wanted - autumn, pastel, holiday, or monochromatic. The sky is the limit!


And you can try changing the orientation of the design too - making it a tall card rather than a horizontal card.


So, lets talk about that "hello" - this is the Little Halo Hello and it comes with the cursive hello and then an outer "halo". I've attached the "hello" (cut out of ble cardstock) to the white halo to make it stand out against the rainbow background. This card is so bright and festive - perfect for the colorful people in your life.

OK - quick challenge, try saying "Little Halo Hello" five times fast...


And you will notice that the color position shifts on each card - each time you use a strip of color on a card, then that color appears in a different position on the next card.


I did play around with the "halo" - it needed to stand out, and since it was competing with (literally) every color of the rainbow, I went for a bright white glittery cardstock. You can see up close here that it works against all those different shades - and the glitter is really eye-catching.


Next up I made a card with a"halo" window cut out - I used the Big Halo Hello die to make the "halo" window and then Big Luxe Hello die to add the large hello inside. That Ric Rac Stitches is a must have for your studio - it adds a jaunty element to the border that always makes a card a little more interesting. I cut it out of a bright orange cardstock - pink and orange is a great summer combo...


I thought this was a great design that was easy to replicate so I "double up" by varying the color scheme and message. For the sentiment, I used the CL451 Sentiments of Hello Clear Stamp Set - and then just use a different border from the Ric Rac Stitches die set for the bright green trim. The MISTI is a terrific tool to help line up the sentiment with the opening - and I used it several times in the video.


And here is another variation - same composition but I paired the 1822 Big Halo Love and the 1825 Big Luxe Love with the CL450 Sentiments of Love  Clear Stamp set. The Big Halo Love comes with the Halo and a thin cursive Hello - but the cool thing is the Big Luxe Love also fits inside that halo. You can make a lot of combinations this way!


The negative space around the "love" can be filled with whatever color you want - I just chose a darker shade of teal.

And all of the greetings in the CL450 Sentiments of Love work with the "love" - perfect for a bunch of different occasions.


Now remember that I die cut the halo out of the white cardstock on the previous card? I saved that cutout and use it on this one - two for one!

I used the thin "hello" from the Big Halo Hello die over that piece and voila, another quick card.


I wanted the background to be a little more interesting so I sponged it with a little bit of Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China - followed with a spritz of water. Don't worry too much about blending - most of this color gets covered up, so we are just interested in having a little bit of color peeking through.

Add a sentiment from the CL451 Sentiments of Hello set and you're done!


OK - now back to that 1826 Little Halo Hello die, it is perfect for making shaker cards!


 Since you have all the supplies out - switch out the colors so that you can have various shades of birthday shaker cards - and fill them with sequins, or glitter, or whatever is rolling around in your craft drawers!


Again, this is an opportunity to be efficient and make multiple cards at once - a simple design and having all the supplies out makes it easy to produce a bundle of cards all at once.


And don't toss out those leftover die cuts! They make great cards too! 


I glued those leftover "halo"s onto a card that I sponged with Distress Oxide ink in Fossilized Amber - a perfect color to combine with some shiny gold cardstock for the "hello".


I hope you enjoy the video - I ended up with a stack of cards by the time I was done filming and they will be put to good use!


Now then, how would you like to win a set of Hello dies? For a chance to win the Little Halo Hello, Big Luxe Hello and Big Halo Hello just leave a comment below by 11:59pm EST on 7/27/17. The winner will be randomly selected and emailed to claim their prize!