19 posts categorized "Alphabet"

Happy "Holly" Days!
by Rachel Duong


Hi everyone, it's Rachel here to share a festive card with a picture word to say Happy "Holly" Days! How fun is that?!  I used the Poppystamps "Layered Holly Leaf Trio" die on an Open Studio "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder background. Keep scrolling to see how I made this card.


I began by die cutting the holly on watercolor paper. While painting them, I left the leaves and berries in the paper because this made it easy to keep them in place. For the leaves I used green distress inks-- mowed lawn, rustic wilderness, lucky clover, and twisted citron. I painted the berries with candied apple.  The beauty of watercoloring is that it does not have to be exact!


I die cut the letters from the "Marzipan Alphabet" from the Memory Box "Lush Green" paper pad. Next I embossed a cream A2 size cardfront using the "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder. It also comes with a coordinating cutting die. 


As I played around with the arrangement of the die cuts, I layered some of the berries. Extra layers allow them on the card at the same level of the leaves. 


I glued the pieces to the embossed cardfront and then to a light grey cardbase. Finally I tied a multi-colored bakers twine on the card for interest and character!


Please check out the awesome Poppystamps Christmas release, it is absolutely beautiful!

Until next time, I hope your days are full of fun, creativity and "holly"! 

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Whittle Scary Guys & Creatures
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
I am hear to remind you of our Spooktacular Challenge this month. The theme is Get Your Boo On! This card features the little Halloween Icons from the Whittle Creatures Die Set and ghosts from the Whittle Scary Guys Die Set.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Which is your favorite icon?
A: Me? I like the little pumpkin

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My background is a blend of Distress Oxide Inks Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, and Twisted Citron splattered with Black Soot and Copic White Opaque Paint. I framed the Halloween icons with the Leafy Branch Oval Craft Die and finished my card with the BOO sentiment using Poppy Stamps Marzipan Alphabet.
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Boo to You!
by Birgit Norton


Hello Poppystamps fans!  Birgit here with you today with a clean and simple Halloween card.

I started with an A2 size, top folding, white card base.  I cut a piece of black cardstock that measured slightly smaller than the card base, to allow a white framed border.  Using my scoreboard, I scored horizontal lines every half inch and mounted it to the card base.


Now for the fun part.  Let the die cutting begin!  I cut the Small Madison Window out of the same black card stock that I used for the front panel.   I used distress oxide inks and blending sponges to loosely create the night sky scene through the window, adding a few black and white ink splatters to finish it off.  I glued the window on top of the sky scene and trimmed it with my scissors.  I die cut the pumpkin from white card stock and colored it using copic markers, mounting the pumpkin inside the window.


The little ghosts were also cut out of white card stock with just the lightest amount of distress ink to add depth.


To finish the card off, I die cut the letters using Marzipan Alphabet, out of black cardstock and the piece of the sky scene that I had trimmed off earlier. I glued the letters together, offsetting them to allow the colored letter to act as a shadow to the black letter. 

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Have a Magical Day
by Lisa Elton

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When you think of Halloween colors, your mind usually goes to orange and black. I've added lavender to those traditional colors today to mix things up!

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I started by adding the Pointy Lattice Plate die cut to the largest of the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames. After a little trimming, they were adhered to a white card base.

The Witches Shoe makes a fun focal point for this card. Make it sparkly... even better! A trio of spiders from the Whittle Creatures are crawling around while a happy little jack-o-lantern hides in the corner!

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I got a bit creative with the sentiment. I did some selective inking for the words (Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit) and topped them off with big sparkly letters from the Marzipan Alphabet set.


A little sparkle and a little fun. I hope I've inspired you to get creative today. Thanks for visiting us here on the Poppystamps blog!

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Spooky Day
by Tricia Barber

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Hello!  Tricia here with you today to share a Spooky Halloween card using a softer color palette.   I have seen so many cards this year with this type of color combination and just had to give it a try.  I started with a pink card base, masked off some stripes using post it tape and ink blended with a darker pink ink.   I trimmed the panel to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.   I layered this onto a white card base.  

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I got out some scraps of light purple, pale yellow, some light oranges and pink cardstock.  My cat, of course, had to be black!  I used the Whittles Napping Cat and the Whittles Scary Guys to die cut several images using my scraps of cardstock. The moon and stars came from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn kit.   I embossed the stars with glow in the dark embossing powder! So cool! 

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My sentiment was created with the Marzipan Alphabet die and I used a sentiment from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn kit.  I die cut the Marzipan Alphabet letters from black and white cardstock and then stacked them onto each other.  I used some scraps to add the eyes to the Spooky!  I just love how it turned out!  Just by adding the word Spooky to the sentiment it turns into a Halloween sentiment! 

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I hope I have inspired you to try a different color palette and look at your everyday stamps to create a Halloween card!   Have a wonderful day! 

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Twisted Witches Shoe
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_3 (2)Hi Crafty Friends,
It's almost SPOOKY SEASON! I'm getting started early with this bewitching card featuring Poppy Stamps Whittle Witch and Witches Shoe.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite witch movie?
A: Me? Witches

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I started my card by creating an inky blended background with Distress Oxide Inks Wilted Violet, Black Soot, and Twisted Citron. Then I splattered it with white Copic Opaque Paint and Distress Oxide Black Soot Ink.

Final (2)I framed my scene with the inside die of the Scalloped Stitched Frame Die. Then I place the Twisted Houses and little witch along the bottom of the frame and added green Fairy Jewels to her cauldron like the potion she is making is boiling over.

Final_2 (2)I finished my card by adding the EEK sentiment in black with a fluorescent green shadow using the Marzipan Alphabet Dies.

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