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Mon 08

Happy Home


HOME is a wonderful place to spend the summer, especially when you're surrounded by lots of fresh air and sunshine! To create this happy home scene, I began by trying out the new Modern Mini Clouds designer stencil from Memory Box. Using a plastic stencil with embossing paste gives your cards a wonderful new look and texture! If you've never tried it before, the technique is easy and fun to learn.


I cut my blue background card stock to the exact size I wanted for my card, then used the Modern Mini Clouds to create a cheerful background panel. Embossing paste comes in a variety of colors, and you can also mix in a little ink or paint to create something different. I used white because it was perfect for clouds! Look at the beautiful texture the paste creates.


Once the embossing paste was completely dry, I then added a few of my favorite die cuts from the newest Poppystamps release. I had been waiting to put these dies together and they all match so well!  I used the Tag You're It Squares from Memory Box Open Studio for the frame. Inside, you'll find the Stitched Landscapes, Colchester Houses, High Flying Kites, and the Carnival Food Cart, all from Poppystamps. Those darling lollipop trees are the Stick Trees and the Stick Tree Tops, from Poppystamps. In the corners are cute little Button Oval embellishments. I love the pretty embossed detail in the buttons, and they go so well with any stitched look dies.

Poppystamps is a separate, sweet little division of Memory Box, and we love being able to work with the beautiful designer stencils from Memory Box. If you haven't tried working with stencils and paste, why not give it a try? We'd love to see your ideas in any of our creative challenges every month here at Poppystamps. Our theme for June is Oh Boy!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Live your life in color!

Michele Signature copy



Very beautiful card - and what a nice way to demonstrate the technique!

Pretty and beautiful scene Michele!!!! Love all!!!

This card is so cool. Love the idea of cloudy sky.

Wow, Michele ! I can almost smell the fresh air from the scene of your beautiful card! This is darling. Love the clouds in paste!

cute and fun, love the cloud background and layering of the trees!

Great card and I love that fake stitching so much! TFS

Oh, wow!!! This is so excellent and wonderfully done - colors are wonderful and I love all the great layers!!

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