408 posts categorized "Animals"

This Little Piggy
by Janet Katz

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Happy World Card Making Day! It is the first Saturday in October. I had so much fun with this sweet little barn animal and his messy greeting. I started by cutting the Whittle Pig from both a light and dark peach colored cardstock, so I could use the darker nose portion in place of the lighter one. Next I wanted to get the look of splattered mud, but with some control. So I took Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink and using a splatter-looking stamp, I carefully stamped on the lower portion of the pig.
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Using the Poppystamps Whittle Wood Picture Frames dies, I cut the larger wooden frame from kraft cardstock. I used the same wood frame die to cut a leftover stenciled background with sky and grass, and then used the negative portion from that inside my kraft frame. I also used this die to cut the lower portion of my piggy, so it would fit perfectly inside the frame.
The mud came from the hanging frost and icicles piece that is found in the Winter House Pop Up Easel die. I trimmed these pieces down, covered them with a glossy glaze, and glued them on top and behind the frame.
I took all these pieces and adhered them to the kraft Woodgrain paper. I stamped the Hogs and Kisses with black ink and cut it to go underneath. This little piggy will make a nice surprise for someone.
Janet Floral Signature copy




Oak Leaves and a Forest Squirrel
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Fall is my favorite season. I love all the brilliant colors of fall but it isn't just those traditional colors. I love how they look against the sky as it gets more wintery.  And I love how the colors look with a hint of frost in the morning.  There's such amazing contrast in the fall.  It may not be officially fall, but as soon as it is September, I feel like I can start using bright leaves and fall themes! 

I cut the Whittle Oak Leaf in a rainbow of fall colors and arranged them in a little window as a backdrop to the charming Whittle Forest Squirrel. For the contrast I was talking about, I used a bluish-gray cardstock with the Memory Box Waves 3D Embossing Folder. I think it works as well for blowing wind as it does for waves.

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As with all of the whittles dies, the detail in these is amazing.  Of course, you can add ink and highlights and anything you love to do with dies...but the detail in them also allows them to stand alone.  I just cut these out. I spent a little time arranging, but it was truly a quick and simple card.

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The sentiment comes from the Whittle Everyday clear stamp set.  Across the whittle stamp sets there are so many punny sentiments - many would work perfectly with the squirrel. As I was looking at my card, I felt like it was "prettier" than I would want for the punny sentiments.  The stamp sets not only have those punny sentiments, but also basic and classic sentiments, so I settled on "thinking of you". 

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I hope you enjoyed my Whittle Forest Squirrel happily sitting in the rainbow of leaves!  It's always fun to work with the any of the Whittles because they have such charming expressions. As they are sitting on my desk waiting to end up on a card, I smile every time I look at them!

Kim Floral Signature copy



Leave a Little Sparkle


Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a sparkling, shiny card featuring a flamboyance of flamingoes! When I saw that darling sentiment from the Whittle Everyday clear stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for the little Whittle Flamingoes! They are just so pretty, wading through the water, leaving a trail of glitter and sparkle wherever they go! Take a look!



I used shiny glitter paper to create this slimline card, using the Leafy Vines Slim Plate, and adding a few flamingoes and glittery trees to create a vibrant Florida scene.


I cut all of my flamingoes, palm trees, and waves out of glitter paper, then assembled it all together.


I adhered my glittery waves first, and then took a look at my leafy vines. I decided to trim some of them down just a little bit to make the flamingoes and trees stand out a little more.


I added the flamingoes and trees, and the stamped sentiment, embellished with a few sparkly Fairy Jewels from Memory Box Open Studio. Just like the sentiment reads, you have got to spread that sparkle wherever you go!


This sparkly slimline will brighten anyone's day! It has FLAMINGOES! 

Thank you so much for joining us today!









Hugs from a Whittle Beaver
by Kim Singdahlsen

8.19.21 PS BL

As I was planning a card for this post, I was also preparing my sons to head back to college.  That made me aware of the fact that I need to add to my stash of cards to send to them if life gets tough or for any exciting moments. So I wanted to do a very clean and fresh masculine card with a bit of whimsy.  I found the "paper hugs" sentiment in the Marzipan Greetings set, then I realized the Whittle Beaver could actually hold something as his little arms were cut out with the die!  I decided he'd hug a heart - I had many heart choices but settled on the two-tone heart from the Whittle Unicorn. I gave my beaver a tree to cut down, then added a bit of plaid paper for this masculine card.

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I still had everything out on my desk when I realized this card could be sweet in feminine colors.  I have been sending weekly cards to my mother-in-law since the beginning of COVID lockdowns.  She's very appreciative, but the only card she has specifically mentioned is this one that I did with the Whittle Sloth. So I found some floral paper, changed it all to pink, then I moved the Whittle Beaver and Swaying Birch to the other side of the card because I liked the way his tail filled some of the space from the sentiment.

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Just as with all of the Whittles, the expression on this little guy's face is absolutely charming!

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Both of these cards were quick and easy. That Whittle Beaver is so cute, he stands out whether it's a quick and easy card or whether he has lots of whittle friends and other detail around him! And I LOVE that he hugs! I am a huge fan of the whittles and the beaver may be at the top of the list!Kim Floral Signature copy




August Challenge Anything Goes
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

The Dog Days of Summer are here, and pups of all sizes couldn't be happier! From melting popsicles on the ground to sprinklers in the grass, every dog has its day on a dog day afternoon! Let's celebrate our four-legged friends with a bright and sunny card for our Poppystamps August Challenge, Anything Goes! Are you playing along?


Our challenges are easy to enter. All you have to do is create a card or project that features at least one Poppystamps product, link it up on our Challenge page, and you might be randomly selected for some sweet summer prizes!


This cheery card was so much fun to make! I started with a bright blue card base background, and cut the Whittle Sunshine, Whittle Dog, Whittle Popsicle, and Whittle Clouds. Then I cut the phrase DOG DAYS in rainbow colors and again in white to create a little bright contrast. The Marzipan Alphabet is my new favorite, making fun casual letters for any occasion.


Once all the pieces were cut, I stamped the phrase IT'S ALL GOOD from the Clear Stamp Set, Marzipan Greetings. I centered it onto a cut from Word Balloons, and captured this doggie's thoughts at his new found treasure!


I took a foam pop circle, cut it in half, and placed them both on my Word Balloon cut. I also used a tiny end from the red Whittle Cloud I cut and added it to the end of the Whittle Popsicle, to make it look like it had begun to melt. 


Then I assembled it all together for a bright and breezy summer card, perfect for your pooch-loving pals!

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you'll create for this month's challenge, Anything Goes! Poppystamps has so much to choose from too, from our Whittles collection to our newest art deco borders and frames. What inspires you?


Thank you so much for joining us today!




A Summer Hug
by Nancy Penir

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I've been playing around with the slimline dies, Poppystamps has in the store, and love the Leafy Vines Slim Plate.


My card today is for no one in particular, just a general 'Hugs' card. Who couldn't use a hug right now?


Lots of bright summer colors, and happy flowers to brighten someone's day!


My cardstock began it's life in white, and was transformed with Distress Oxide Inks, blended. I did the reverse color combo before die cutting the leafy vine.


The Slimlines will fit any business size envelope, and mails with a regular stamp.


Hope you give a slimline a try, if you haven't attempted one yet. 

Have a wonderful week, hope it's crafty!

Nancy Floral Signature copy