378 posts categorized "Animals"

Feline Good
by Kim Singdahlsen

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In my area of the country, we recently had a record-setting blizzard - but then we had record-setting heat!  My indoor cats were thrilled with the open windows and ran from room to room watching birds and squirrels. They spent quite a bit of time at the front door watching the birds on the porch light until I realized I should shoo the birds away before they decided it was a good place for a nest (although my cats would have loved it!)

So when I sat down to make this card and was flipping through my stash, the Grand Madison Window caught my attention because I knew I had a Whittle Cat and some Chirping Birds to re-create the scene in my own home!

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I cut three of the windows and layered them for dimension.  Outside the window I added the Swaying Bird and some Chirping Birds (although in brighter colors than we see here in Colorado).  It seemed a little empty so I flipped through my stash again and saw the greenery that is part of the Fern and Easy Pop Up Easel Set.  I cut about a quarter of it and then trimmed it off to fit behind the window and I have a perfect green background.  (As a side note, I adore all of the easel sets.  This one is especially nice because it makes a fabulous easel, but there are also gorgeous flowers, butterflies, and now greenery for my window - all of which I have used by themselves on other cards.  I love dies that have multiple uses!)

If you look closely, I added embossed lines about 1/2" apart on the background just to give it some texture. My strutting Whittle Cat led me to the sentiment.  This cat was definitely "feline good" so I was thrilled when I saw that sentiment in Whittle Love!

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The expression on that cat's face is just perfect.  Cats tend to look just like that - a bit haughty and definitely feline good! And if their food bowls are full and there are a few birds singing outside the window, life is perfect! (Of course, the same is true for me!)

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Basket of Fun
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

We are so glad you have decided to hop on over to our Poppystamps blog today! Have you SEEN this adorable new Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set, new from Poppystamps?! Of course you have, because it creates the most wonderful Easter card, and all of the designers are putting together colorful baskets and bunnies just in time for Easter. Today I am sharing one more. Take a look!


There are so many ways you can create sweet little Easter scenes with just a few dies. I hope you've been following for a while and have had a chance to see just how much versatility is in the Pop Up Easel Sets, and all the amazing ideas our design team has been presenting. Today I created a colorful and cheery basket just using the die cuts cut from bright card stock.


I cut out all the pieces of the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set, the Spring Bunnies, and the Farm Fresh Eggs, and assembled them onto the brilliantly designed base of the Woven basket Pop Up Easel card. All the hard work and measuring and sizing has already been done for you. Just cut out the images and adhere in place!


I cut out a few daisies from the fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set, and added them to my basket handle. Then I used a few sparkly drops of Open Studio Fairy Sugar in Strawberry Ice for the sparkly eye of the flowers.


I love how you can take the finished card and fold it flat to write a message on the inside, then put it inside an envelope. The card recipient can then open it up like an easel and display it among the jelly beans and the paper grass! Adorable!


Thank you so much for dropping by today!







Hedgehog Hello
by Tiffany Pryce


Happy Monday, friends! Spring is finally here so I wanted to use our changing season as inspiration for this easy critter card. Aren't the Whittle critters adorable?!

To start, I die cut the second to largest Floral Bloom die from the top-center of my card front. I trimmed the card front down to 5.5 x 4 inches. I like using non-traditional shapes for die cut windows, especially if it coordinates with the theme of the card. Next, I die cut all my card pieces - the grass and leaves from the Woven Basket Pop Up die, the Whittle Clouds, the flowers from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up die, and the Whittle Papa Hedgehog. Poppystamps products coordinate well together so mixing and matching is easy to do.


On each of my die cut pieces, I added texture, depth, and detail with a variety of Copic markers and a white gel pen. I also added crystal glaze to the center of each flower for extra shine. Adding these little details brings die cuts to life and adds a unique touch to your handmade cards.


After coloring the die cut pieces, I created my card base. On an A2-sized, side folding notecard of heavyweight white cardstock, I adhered a piece of pattern paper from the Cottage Stripes and Dots paper pad. I thought the blue stripes mimicked a bright, clear sky. I arranged and adhered all of my die cut pieces with liquid glue and added extra dimension by backing the card front with foam tape and stacking three hedgehogs together.


Finally, I die cut the Hello Folksy Script die four times from heavyweight, white cardstock and once from light pink cardstock. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and added some liquid shimmer on top. Thanks so much for visiting!


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Shake It Up Challenge with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

We are so glad that you have dropped by the Poppystamps blog today! I am thrilled to be sharing my colorful Bright Bunny Shaker for our Poppystamps March Challenge, Shake It Up! Take a look!



I loved using dies from our newest release, and even some brand new Memory Box papers too, in order to create a cheerful shaker card filled with sparkly sequins. Cutting out a window from the Double Diamond Lattice Plate made a great shaker window too.



I started out by selecting a spring paper pattern from the Memory Box Cottage Meadow Paper Pack PP1003, and trimming it to fit underneath the Double Diamond Lattice Plate, cut in white.


Before I adhered the two sheets together, I took a pair of sharp scissors and cut out the intersecting grid lines from the Double Diamond Lattice Plate. This made the perfect shaker window.


I then cut out a collection of colorful daisies, ferns, leaves, and a butterfly from the Fern and Daisy Pop-Up Easel Set, and added the bunnies from Spring Bunnies.

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I filled the shaker window with shiny sequins in aqua, teal, green, and purple, pretty spring colors. Then I chose this lovely butterfly print pattern from the Memory Box Springtime Bouquet PP1006, and then sandwiched it all together. Now we've got a shaker!


Now it’s your turn to play along with our challenge. Create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of 3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!



Thanks so much for joining us today!







Challenge Reminder: SHAKE IT UP!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

PSC#78 Shake It Up! Do you like to make a little noise?  Maybe you like to sparkle and shine?!  This month you can do both by adding a shaker to your projects.  A shaker is a small window or opening and items – usually sequins – contained inside the window that make you want to shake the card.  You can add beads, sequins, wood veneer whatever you like in the shaker compartment.  So shake it up!!  All types of projects welcome!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

This is my magic and shine proposal!!! 


With beautiful die cuts, beautiful colors, wonderful elements, what more can I ask from life? jijiji


Maybe I should dance with  several shakes, very happily and say the magic word: BELIEVE!!!! :)


My card in shaking, sounds like some happy "maracas" jijiji I love it!!!

Participate with us! Kisses!!!

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I Heart You!!! A Beautiful card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

This Whittle Card, with a Giant Panda, makes my heart beat!!!!! Look!!!!!


Very loving, right?


When I discovered that we can cut any diecut in white cardboard, and we can decorate it in our own style, I fell in love!!!!!


Hearts, glitter, lovely papers!!!!! All here is beautiful!!!!!


Squirrel and Panda, they are so cute!!!!!!


Hope you like!!!!


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