401 posts categorized "Animals"

Seas the Day
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! I have an ocean card with the Underwater 3D Embossing Folder as my main product.


I started by taking a piece of watercolor paper and swiping Distress Inks across it.


I sprayed it with quite a bit of water to get the colors to blend then heat set it.


I took the same ink colors and added more layers using an ink blending tool.


I flicked on some plain water and blotted it with a paper towel and ran the piece through the die cutting machine with the embossing folder. Lots of amazing detail!


Using my finger, I took white pigment ink and rubbed it on the raised designs to make them stand out better.


I cut the panel down slightly to leave a border on an A2 card. I die cut the Whittle Fish Trio from silver foil paper and added them with foam adhesive.


I die cut a Word Balloon, trimmed off the tail and stamped the sentiment on it and I added a few Fairy Drops to finish off the card.


Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

Sue Floral Signature copy







Your Moment in the Sun, a beautiful Tag!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Summer is here and it is worth making a tag that takes us on vacation to the sea!!!!!


It is a bit difficult to take photos with papers that are so shiny, a very beautiful shine!!!! I love happy Octopus!!!! I tried to draw him happy eyes!!!!


The sun gives it the summery touch!!!!


Now I used my sewing machine!


Aw!!!! Do you like it?


Kisses and Happy Crafting!

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Hello Summer
by Nancy Penir


Summer's in full swing, and Poppystamps has some new alphabet dies that will help you make bright and happy summer cards!


I love creating a background from alphabet dies, and the new Marzipan Alphabet is bold and easy to cover the front of an A2 size card, or any size, for that matter.


I put the letters on a piece of washi tape, and cut them out 5 times. (Don't forget the extra M!)


There's a few ways to adhere your letters to the card, I chose to glue each one, which gives me time to eye how they're lining up.


Hello is from another of the new alphabet dies in the store, and has a die for the back of the word, 'Hello'.

I used vellum to back my word, and partially inked the back in aqua, kind of an ombre look.


This card's going to a grandson. I added the Whittle sea creatures because he loves anything sea related! I think the card would look cute with ice cream or popsicle dies too!

Hope your summer's full of sunshine, and of course, happy crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Hogs and Kisses
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Have you got into this awesome Barn Craze yet? We are celebrating Summer with the brand new Country Barn Pop-Up Easel Set! I grew up in Wisconsin, the land of LOTS of barns, and cows too! I made my barn in the famous traditional red and white colors popular in my part of the country. Instead of a cow, I added this adorable pink pig, sending someone special HOGS and KISSES!


Cutting out the red barn and white trimmings was the easy part. I mounted the barn on a grassy green base, and then I added the Wavy Long Picket Fence. I wanted the fence to stand up in front of the barn when it was opened, so I carefully bent each little picket at the bottom crossbar. I adhered the bottom of the fence onto the bottom of the card base, then added the cute little pig in front of the fence.


I added the Whittle Sunshine and a Whittle Chicken to the front of the barn. Adorable, right?


I stamped the sentiment HOGS and KISSES from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments clear stamp set onto the Colwell Label, and adhered it to the card base along with a few tiny chicken eggs too. Now we've got the barnyard stirring!



This Country Barn Pop-Up Easel Set turned out great, and that pop=up little fence gives this card a fun new dimension! How will you be inspired today? Show us your sweet Country Barn creations!


Thanks so much for joining us today!






Country Barn Easel
by Jeanne Jachna


Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the Country Barn Easel Die.  I love seeing how the entire team has interpreted this die a little differently and all the creative ideas for this die! 


I'm a big fan of special folded cards but they've always seemed a little too complicated for me.  I am so impressed with the Poppystamps Easel dies because they are a snap to put together.  All of the pieces are needed.. you just cut and then fold and add one piece of tape and BAM! Your card base is put together.  This Country Barn Easel includes all the pieces - door frames in two different styles, roof lines and even a clean panel to slip inside for your sentiment.   


Once the bard is assembled you can add your own choice of separate dies to embellish and create a scene.  I added a Whittle Cow and Goat that I added details to with a marker.  I thought some silly eyes might be fun too! 


I added grass with the Hill and Valley Grass Border and it doubles for straw for my Whittle Chicken when cut from yellow cardstock. 


The Country Barn Easel is the perfect setting for the latest Whittle animals!  And if you haven't tried one of the Poppystamps Easel card dies I hope you'll give one a try!  If I can do this you can too!   I promise!

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Red, White and Blue Barn
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there, Marybeth Lopez  here today with a Poppystamps  Challenge reminder. This month all you need to do is add water to your project, to play along. Pretty simple, hope you join us.


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The rules are simple - just 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!


I used an ink pad on my glass mat and added water to the ink then used a watercolor brush to paint the main body of the barn from Poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Set craft die.


I added two layers of trim for depth, and couldn't resist using the adorable : Poppystamps Little Chickens. I also used the Stormy Blue paper pack from memory box . I wanted to make my card red white and blue as we just celebrated the Fourth of July , here in America. I love the look of the blue paper, kinda reminds me of a summer stormy sky.


Ok, now your turn , lets see what you all come up with, I thought for sure I would be watercoloring flowers but happy I went with the adorable detailed barn.


I hope you all have a blessed week and lots of crafty time.Take care.