Spring Cleaning
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Everyone!

Are you in the mood for a little spring cleaning? These little bluebirds are sprucing up the yard . . .or are they making a mess? Either way, they are just SO cute you will want to add them every place you can! I used the Small Chickadee, an old favorite, and turned these fabulous Mushrooms and Toadstools into step stools to help them get the job done.


I love creating cards that portray a little scene, or paint a visual picture. The trick is to mix and match your dies so that the images will always remain in perspective, creating or implying foreground and background. I wish I could tell you that there's always a hard and fast rule for creating perspective in your cards, such as big images in the front and little images in the back, but you can always use your dies to "force" perspective in new and creative ways. Sometimes, if I'm trying to work out a little scene, I will cut out a few of the dies in plain white cardstock and move them around the frame to see how they will look. You can also create scenes that extend off the page, or create multiple layers of depth, with trees and flowers in the front, and mountains or houses in the back. One of the reasons I love creating with Poppystamps is the terrific collection of images that make creating outdoor nature scenes a breeze, and you can be as realistic or as artistic as you like!


Thanks so much for joining us today!

Michele Floral Signature copy



Morning Michele, Wow Wow Wow !! this scene card is absolutely fabulous !! I love everything you have created here, the super cute chickadee family and the gorgeous toadstools and the 'idea' that these cuties are painting the fence, I can't stress enough how much I love this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Such a cute little scene it is :)

What a delightful and fabulous Spring scene you created Michele! LOVE it!

I LOVE this card, Michele!! So much so, that I just purchased every die you used that I didn't already own!! You are an AWESOME inspiration!!

Oh my goodness is that ever adorable!! Love the paint on the fence!

What a great surprise I had when I opened the PoppyStamp. typepad to see the whole scene. Sweet card!

This is just precious!

What an adorable scene. Fabulous card,

What a cute idea for a scene, this is adorable Michele!

That is so cute!

Oh my, this is as cute as can be. What a wonderful, fun card.

Ahhhhh! This is too cute! Love every piece of it. Would love to see a video of you making one of these scenes. I totally agree with the mix and match benefit of MB and Poppystamps dies. Like ingredients to a great recipe. Thanks.

I'd love to spring clean with this crew. they make it look fun! adorable card. :)

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