13 posts categorized "Acetate"

Cathedral Christmas Shaker
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing a popular card technique I never get tired of seeing, Shaker Cards! I used the beautiful new Arched Gothic Cathedral Window to create a very intricate looking window with dazzling sequins inside. Take a look!


I started with a crisp white hard card stock base, as I usually do with most of the cards I create. They survive very well in the mail with only a thin protector piece on top if I'm using a lot of intricate embellishments. Then I cut a background panel out of a memory Box Paper Pack, PP 1024, Pointsettia Garland. I love the delicate pink and gold embossing on this paper. Poinsettias always remind me of services during the holiday season.


I cut the Arched Gothic Cathedral Window in a shiny blue foil for the background die. The Arched Gothic Cathedral Window has two dies, which creates a pretty dimension to the window. I cut the first top piece in a hard card stock white, then cut the window piece again in craft foam, and stacked it all together. Now it's ready to start loading the sequins in the window sections.



I cut the top piece in a pretty paper of white and gold foil marble. In the photo, the gold looks a little dark, but in person, it's pretty and shiny, and very elegant. I added the clear acetate panel for the window, and then finished it with the top marble paper. My little sequins, on shades of blue, pink, turquoise, and a few stars, have a lot of room to move around and make that wonderful shaker sound.


I cut the Flock of Birds in white and the shiny blue foil paper, although in this photo they seem to have more of a purple tint, which looks nice with the Poinsettia Garland paper. These tiny birds are so unique they look great in every color! 


Thank you so much for joining today!

Happy Holidays!






Gleeful Snow Globe
by Jyoti Adhikari

Hi this is Jyoti here today. A warm wintery welcome to all fellow crafters. Today we are diving into the joyous world of Christmas crafting with Poppy Stamps' latest release as we  craft a whimsical snow globe card. Using three enchanting products from our new collection, we'll bring a winter wonderland to life with glittering trees, a charming scene, and festive details.

Nordic Elegance: Glittering Trees


Our winter scene begins with the Nordic Whimsy Trees Craft Die and Nordic Tree Toppers Craft Die. With silver and green glitter card-stock from Glitzy Glitter Pack we fashion majestic trees. The foreground boasts two towering trees created with alternating colors of silver white and green card-stocks while the background is adorned with two smaller green ones. 

Winter Wonderland: The Snow Globe Assembly


I meticulously brought these glistening trees to life within the confines of a snow globe. Using the Simple Rings Craft Die, I cut a background which is the sky, blending hues to perfection and splattering delicate snowflakes in white. The magic intensified as I delicately crafted an acetate globe, with a white ring of border around it. Layer by layer, the enchanting landscape materialized—first the background, then the glittering trees, followed by a snow bank, and on top goes the acetate globe. Then finally the snowglobe base created with the Snowglobe Bases Craft Die was added with a foam tape to complete the whole snow globe. With each element strategically placed, a mesmerizing winter spectacle emerged.

Plaid Perfection: The Background


The stage is set with a backdrop of plaid perfection, using a piece from the pretty pattern paper from Poinsettia Plaid Paper Pack. This pattern paper enhances the festive charm, creating a delightful contrast against the glittering trees and snowy globe.

Winter Greetings: Heat Embossed Sentiments 


No Christmas card is complete without heartfelt sentiments. We stamp and emboss a "winter greetings" using the Christmas Banners Clear Stamp Set on the snow globe stand. The sentiment is embossed in white, adding a touch of elegance. To complete the card, shimmering stars cut from silver cardstock embellish our creation, adding a final flourish of festive magic.

This delightful Christmas card is a testament to the joy of crafting with Poppy Stamps. Join us in creating a whimsical winter scene that will enchant and delight anyone lucky enough to receive it. Happy crafting!!



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Peace on Earth
By Lisa Elton

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There's something enchanting about a snow globe. Small things tucked inside a sphere with bits of sparkle and wonder. I've tucked a pair of Perfect Poinsettias by Memory Box inside this globe for you today. 

The background is a lovely embossed panel with the snowglobe adhered in front of it. I liked the idea of the embossed poinsettias showing through the globe. As if you were seeing them through the water.

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The globe was cut using the Simple Rings die. The outer ring from cardstock and the inner "globe" from clear acetate. After coloring and adding the poinsettias to the card, I used a glue pen to add glitter to the petals and various spots inside what was to become the globe. I glued the outer ring in place then used adhesive spray to attach the acetate piece.

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The snowglobe base is so pretty with it's layers! I created this one using woodgrain paper that was shaded with ink to give it an elegant look. The sentiment created with the Christmas Banners set is the perfect fit. 

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I hope my snow globe brought a bit of magic to your day and that I've inspired you to create one of your own!

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See-through Infinity Shaker Card
by Sphoorti





Hello Poppy Peeps!

It's Sphoorti, and I only have one card for you today, but what a card it is! I would definitely not recommend mass producing this one, but it was definitely worth the effort! I learned a lot of things along the way and hope you do too!


I started off by die cutting some silver and gold colored mirror card stock, and some from the gold and silver glitter card stock with the 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die. They're absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorite products from the Poppystamps 2022 Christmas Release. While I had my Big-Shot out, I also die cut the silver card stock with the 2540 Joy Freestyle Script craft die. I used vellum for the shadow layer, and also cut out some of the same sentiment from white card stock so that I could layer them below the silver card stock for extra dimension.



I took a thick piece of acetate and adhered the snowflakes on it. Then, I took a card sleeve (these are the transparent covers that we use to package cards in - especially those who sell them along with envelopes). The size of these sleeves is just larger than an A2 sized card, so I took some thick black card stock and cut it down to the same width as the sleeves. I believe the width ended up being just a little below 4.75". I slid the acetate into the card sleeve. This is what gives the card sleeve support (because otherwise, the sleeve would be limp and not stay stiff the way the front of a card base should.


I rummaged through my crafty supplies to find all the gold, silver, and clear sequins and confetti I could find and filled the sleeve with the beauties. (I went a little overboard too, and it resulted in a very hefty card front, but I'm not complaining!)




I adhered the card sleeve to the backside of the card base. I should have sealed it before I adhered it to the back so that the shaker bits didn't flow over to the back when the flap is lifted, but lesson learned!


I covered up the mess on the back of the card base with a piece of black card stock. I took the sentiment and adhered it to its vellum shadow and adhered the piece to the front of the shaker card front. And that was it!


My inspiration for this card was Sasha, @love.builds_up.crafts. Here's one of her cards that uses a similar technique.


I hope my verbal explanation of how to make this card made sense. Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post! See you soon!



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Halloween Feline Shaker Card
by Sphoorti



Hello there, Poppy Peeps!


Sphoorti again with another card made with the Cat Collage die from the 2022 Fall release! This one is very similar to Rainbow Cat Collage card I posted about yesterday. The biggest difference is that I took it one step forward and made it a see through shaker card!


For this card, I took a card base sized approximately 4" x 4". I used the Cat Collage die on the top flap and cut right through it. So, this card actually "sees through" to the inside. This time, on the inside, I left it blank. On the outside, however, I ink-blended my head off. I cut another panel with the same die in the same spot, and I used distress inks to ink-blend on top of it (Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion, Uncharted Mariner, and Black Soot). I took some Perfect Pearls in gold and perfect pearl color and splattered them all over the panel.


Under this layer, I adhered an acetate sheet. I took a number of foam strips and adhered them to the panel. Then, I took some shaker bits (some silver rhinestones I had lying around) and filled the shaker well with them. Then, I took another piece of acetate and covered up the shaker well so that the shaker bits had a backing. I took this shaker panel and aligned it with the card base which already had the cat collage die cut from it and adhered it to it. I also scattered some rhinestones on the outside panel. The result is a see-through shaker card that's absolutely stunning, if I do say so myself!



I hot foiled the "Miss You" sentiment from the PSF802 Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die in silver foil and adhered it to the bottom right side of the card.


At first I used some silver foil from the FP1002 Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 pack to cut the kitty out and adhere him on top of the card. I had another kitty that I cut out from black foiled card stock in the FP1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack. I couldn't make up my mind between the black foiled kitty and the silver foiled kitty, so my boyfriend and my crafty friend, Judy, helped break the tie for me. Here are some pictures of how the card looked with the silver kitty:



Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one did you like better - the silver kitty or the black? I must say I'm glad I went with the black kitty because October 27th was National Black Cat Awareness Day, and tomorrow's Halloween, and we also have the cutest black cat ever! It all came together, as it was meant to be.



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Hello Kitties - 2 Shaker Cards with Baby Kittens!
by Sphoorti





Hello Poppy Peeps!


Sphoorti here with two shaker cards chock full of baby kittens. My last two posts (Kittens All Around and Baby Kittens) were about cards I made with the Baby Kittens craft die. When I have a die out that I want to work with, I cut out multiple die cuts so that I have spares in case I mess up, or in case I come up with some other technique or idea later that doesn't require me to pull out the die from my supplies again. So, when I got this die out for my last two cards, I cut out so many of these kitties because well, can you help it? They're so cute! And also because I started having ideas as I was making the cards with them. These are two of the ideas I had in between. I have four more cards coming up with the same kitties but two different techniques, so stay tuned!






I started off by die cutting a million kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die using black card stock as well as with glitter card stock from the GP1007 Glitzy Glitter Pad. I also cut out the outer frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die using Neenah Solar White #110 card stock. I cut out a piece of acetate and applied it to the back of the frame. Then, I used some double sided foam tape and adhered it to the perimeter of the frame.






I filled the shaker well with all the kitties that I die cut and also added some confetti for additional sparkle and seed beads for sound. I sealed the shaker in the back with another piece of acetate. Then, I adhered this to my 4.25" x 5.5" card base. I heat foiled the Hello sentiment using the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies and die cut it and adhered it to the bottom left side of the shaker. I adhered silver jewels along the top right side of the frame and called it done.






I made the second card using the same technique, except - I used the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it to the top right side of the shaker so that it doesn't cover up the kitties that settle at the bottom when you display the card upright.





Here's a video that shows the Hello card in motion.



Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one do you like better? Please do let me know! I love to hear from you!




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