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27 posts from October 2019

Thu 31

Creep It Real
by Candice Crawford

Poppy Stamps Blog Post 10.31

Happy Halloween Everyone! 

To celebrate the holiday, I am showcasing a Halloween card made with the Spellcaster Witch and Magical Cauldron dies that were released in September. I just love the little spooky witch die and how she coordinates with the cauldron to appear as though she is making spooky witches brew! 

10.31.19 Blog Post

The background of today's card was made using my distress oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed. I used these colors to mimic the popular Pastel Halloween theme that I love so much. I sprinkled some water onto the background piece to create that beautiful oxidation, then dried my cardstock with a piece of paper towel. Next, I die cut the witch, cauldron and frame using some black cardstock from my stash. I also die cut the cauldrom from my inked background piece to emboss the steam from the cauldron onto the paper. 

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I then adhered the die cut witch and the black cauldron to the colored cardstock piece with some foam tape. Next I used my wink of stella glitter pen on the witch to give the witch a bit of sparkle. 

Witch close up angle

I  then stamped the sentiment, Creep It Real, from the Halloween Fun stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock in black Versafine ink. I created some banner tails on the white cardstock, then adhered the piece onto my card front with some foam tape. 

Witch card close up

I just love the color combination of this card and how quick and easy it all came together. I hope you enjoyed today's project. Have a great day and Happy Halloween! 

Candice Floral Signature copy





Wed 30

Hello Witch Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I share for you a pretty card with beautiful colors!!!! So vibrant for celebrate Halloween!!!!!


I painted all with Sharpies... 


Really is an easy card to make! 


I made my little witch with several layers of paper and  the result is fantastic! Like a thick cardboard figure: Chipboard Witch!


Talking about Halloween is talking about magic, in this case, jiji white magic!!!!


I really LOVE read you!!! Thanks for your sweet comments in my posts!!!!

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Tue 29

Christmas Cards.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Pam here today..Thought I would try my hand at CAS (clean and simple) card making! now those of you that know me, will realise how hard this is for me! I like layers and a lot of dimension on my cards, But these are for Christmas posting, so flat is best, to keep the postal chargers down!.


Two finished Christmas cards..6"x 6" White snowflake on a light duckegg blue ..Gold Glitter snowflake on a deep blue.


I started with a white card 5.1/2"x 5.1/2" square, Die cut the Leafy Snowflake Frame in the center.


I also cut in white card and gold Glitter, reversed the snowflakes as shown.


These are my two 6" card bases ..I gutted the center out of my Gold glitter card, will us these for other projects, something I do regularly"why waste my precious card!.


This is the two cards ready for stamping and decoration.



I stamped both using Tidings Of Joy stamps by Poppystamp..corner decoration Silver bell die cut in Gold glitter and added tiny white bows I made, finished with pearl snowflakes.

Hope this has given you some ideas for your Christmas crafting..Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy



Mon 28

Halloween Treat Bag Topper
by Candice Crawford

Treat Bag Topper with Watermark

Hi Everyone, 

Candice here to share with you a too cute to spook gift idea using dies from the Poppystamps September Release. With Halloween just a few short days away, I created these cute Pastel Halloween treat bag toppers to package up a few Halloween treats for my coworkers. Now if you're not familiar with Pastel Halloween, which is a new trend for Halloween, its simply taking the Halloween theme and decorating in pastel colors like pink, purple and teal instead of traditional orange, green and dark purple. The idea is for Halloween to be more cute instead of scary and gory. I love anything pastel, so designing with a Pastel Halloween theme is right up my alley. 

Treat Bag topper 2

To create my treats bag toppers, I first cut a piece of black cardstock to 4.25 inches wide x 4.5  inches long. Then I folded and scored the cardstock on the 4.5 side in half at 2.25. inches.  Next I cut each of my pastel pink, purple and teal pieces of cardstock with the zig zag stripes die. I then assembled the zig zag stripe pattern onto the folded black cardstock base using a piece of each of the three pastel colors.  

Treat Bag Topper 4

Next I cut out two ghosts from the Scary Ghost die and adhered them to the bag topper with some foam tape. I then cut a strip of black cardstock and stamped the sentiment A Halloween Hello from the Halloween fun stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled on some white embossing powder over the inked sentiment and heat embossed it. I adhered the sentiment on top of the Zig Zag stripes with some foam tape. Viloa!  Now you have a cute Pastel Halloween Treat Bag Topper to dress up your gifts.

Treat Bag topper 3

This project was so easy and fun to make. I made several of these bag toppers and attached them to the top of my treat bags filled them with a mixture of with halloween themed goodies. Some of my bags contained halloween themed chocolates, while others contained halloween themed magnetic list pads and pencils. For the bags that contained the chocolates, I used the celebrated brand treat bags from Michaels. For you next gift, try dressing up your packaging with a cute bag topper.  

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's project. 

Candice Floral Signature copy





Sun 27

by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

We are so happy that you stopped by today! I have a super cute little Halloween scene to share with you. I just fell in love with the Surprise Skeleton, and thought he would look adorable if he were surprised by a few of his spooky friends. Take a look!


Our Surprise Skeleton takes a peek out the window and sees the Whittle Ghost! The Whittle Pumpkins join in on the fun! 


To create this card, start with a background panel embossed with your favorite brick wall pattern, then line up the Cottage Window die right in the center. 


After the window is cut, then stack up all of your card pieces. I used two different sheets of vellum, one yellow and one a pretty grey diamond pattern. The vellum sheets are glued onto your card base, then the embossed wall piece. Trim the Surprise Skeleton from the circle and add him behind the windows. 


Cut out the Whittle Ghost, the Whittle Pumpkins, Winter Berries, and Autumn Leaf Set, and arrange them on your card, creating a fun little Halloween scene.


Even my cat, Omar Kitty, decided to join in on the fun!


Thanks so much for joining us today! Happy Halloween!




Sat 26

Mistletoe and Plaid
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello , Marybeth here today with a simple Poppystamps card, easy for mailing. Once I figured out my design I decided this flat card would be easy to make many and simple to send. I love the red and white Christmas design. Memory box now sells 6X6 paper packs ( so excited ) I chose the red and white plaid paper from the pack to add behind my mistletoe from panel (Dashing Holiday pp1001)


I folded my card base then opened it up and placed the die where I wanted it and ran it through my die-cutting machine. Then I simply cut a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece of patterned paper and placed behind the top of the card.


I turned it over and added clear tape and some glue for the tiny pieces.

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I for the berries I used Poppystamps Holly Outline from last year , you could use anything round or even a hole punch.


As you can see in this top picture I decided to add a few more white berries so that it was either, a group of one ore three.

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The sentiment set is from also from last year, I love the font and longer narrow alignment of it. It worked well for this card. I lined my envelope with red cardstock to add a bit more detail when opening the card. Looks simple with lots of love and blessing for Christmas.





Fri 25

Witches in a scrap crop!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Last weekend I shared a scrap workshop with materials from Poppystamps!


We made Witches jiji, We dress the Witches using the Paper Piecing technique!!!!!

I love teach and do beautiful things with Poppystamps!!!!!

Do you want to come with me? jiji Look these beauties!!!!! 


I love all!!!!

A friend took us all cupcakes!!!!! I liked taking these photos, it can be a very nice idea for Halloween!!!!


I am fascinated with the Little Witch of Poppy!!!!!


And my friends too jajaja


Tell me, in what project would you put a little witch?

Kisses amigas!!!!!!!!

0 Patty Floral Signature copy




Fri 25

Magic In The Night
by Jeanne Jachna

Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm sharing a sparkly Halloween card.  Halloween really is my favorite holiday.  As a child there was no other night that was as magical and mysterious!   I got to roam the neighborhood in disguise... AT NIGHT!!!  and get treats from every house I visited!   Now that I'm grown it still captures my imagination!  The neighborhood comes alive and  I love seeing the kids dressed as superheros, storm troopers, princesses and more. 
My card captures a visit to the pumpkin patch on a chill night.. the sky is dark (and sparkly with stars).. .. did you hear that?   Are the spirits haunting  or is it just a black cat hunting field mice in the night?   
This card starts with the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Fame cut from white cardstock.   I colored the pumpkins and vines with Copic markers.  You can use any brand you like.. the reason I favor Copics is because I color ALOT.  Copic markers are easy to refill  so I never have to buy a new marker.   
I wanted LOTS of CONTRAST so I decided to layer the colored die cut over a panel of ombre blue distress ink.    Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel making them COMPLIMENTARY.  This means that together they have the strongest contrast.   The panel is inked in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.  It's splattered with water to add some depth.  Next I adhered double sided adhesive to the distress panel and topped it with the colored Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame. 
I stamped the sentiment from the Pumpkin Patch Clear Stamp Set on the panel and inserted it into the frame.  A sprinkle of clear crystal fine glitter pressed into the remaining exposed adhesive adds lots of sparkle and shine! 
The Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame also includes a few extra pumpkin die cuts.  I colored a few and adhered them with adhesive foam tape over the pumpkins on the frame.  A Whittle Ghost and Black Whittle Cat make this scene more fun!
I hope this Halloween brings back some magical memories for you, and that you create some new ones to reflect on  in coming years!  Hugs to you!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"



Thu 24

Autumn Card With Video Tutorial
by Nadine Carlier

Autumn Leaves Card by Nadine Carlier PS

Hello! Nadine here today sharing how I created my Autumn card using an inking technique using a mask and several dies and stamps from Poppystamps. 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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Autumn Leaves Card by Nadine Carlier 2
Autumn Leaves Card by Nadine Carlier 2
Autumn Leaves Card by Nadine Carlier 2

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!
Nadine Floral Signature copy




Thu 24

Fall blooms
by Tina Wilstrup


Hi Poppy fans! Today I'm showing you this fall-inspired card loaded with warm, bold colors. It's a walk through a forest this time of year all in a card.

I lightly stamped the Peony Bouquet stamp, and left the stamp in my stamping tool for later use. I then colored it with Copics. After coloring the image, I placed it back in my stamping tool, stamped with embossing ink, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set it.

For the background I used a panel of watercolor cardstock and ink smooshed matching colors of Distress and Distress oxide inks. I also flicked on some drops of water - yes, water - with a paint brush, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I then die cut a couple of Christmas greens all from green cardstock.

With an ink dauber I inked the edges bringing a little life to the greens.

After fuzzy cutting the bouquet I colored the edge with a dark grey Copic marker to make it stand out more.

I used the same marker to color match my cardstock for the sentiment, which is also gold heat embossed.

I popped up the bouquet and attached the greens under it. Finishing touch was adding red and gold Nuvo drops to all the berries.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope I have inspired you to create your own fall-inspired card. Have a great day!

Tina Floral Signature copy