163 posts categorized "Autumn"

Challenge Reminder: Sweater Weather with a Whittle Squirrel
by Kim Singdahlsen

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It's Sweater Weather!!  And that's exactly what this month's challenge is.  This is just a reminder that you still have time to play along. Just click on the Challenge link and get all of the details.

I adore the moment that the weather changes and I can wear sweaters (or sweatshirts or fleece or anything cuddly and warm). Of course this starts with autumn - particularly the point in autumn when the leaves have changed and then there is frost on the leaves each morning.  I LOVE the contrast of bright colors and sparkly frost.

So when I sat down to create my Sweater Weather scene, I used glitter paper from the Memory Box Glitzy Glitter pad for the leaves. I decided to add a fall scene on a windowsill (which mostly was inspired by my cat hissing at the squirrel on the fence about 10 minutes before I started this card!)

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Inside the Small Madison Window, I cut some strips of plaid for curtains and added some sparkly yellow for the glow of warm lights.  The window sill is filled with sparkly Orchard Leaves, a Pile of Pumpkins, and the Whittle Forest Squirrel. The squirrel needed some where to run off to (if a cat started hissing at it!) and the Swaying Birch worked for that.

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To keep everything warm and rustic, I used Woodgrain papers for the background and for the tree. Then a few sparkly gems to add to the bright, frosty scene.

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Right now I am inside in the warmth, looking out at the squirrels (who aren't nearly as cute as the Whittle Forest Squirrel in real life), cuddled up in a soft sweater. I hope you are all warm, happy and cozy!

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Challenge Reminder – Sweater Weather
by Sue McRae


Hi everyone! Sue here with a reminder that we have a monthly challenge going on and the theme is Sweater Weather.


What is Sweater Weather? It can mean a fall theme, autumn colours, Thanksgiving, coffee etc. Whatever the term Sweater Weather makes you think of.


I created a fall themed card using the cute Whittle Beaver. I die cut him from white cardstock, inked him up in brown and gave him a plaid tail for a little fun!  And of course the little cutie is holding a pumpkin!

The Whittle Circles Frames were die cut from green cardstock and kraft woodgrain cardstock, layered and adhered to a cream woodgrain panel.


I die cut some maple leaves from plaid and gold glitter cardstock and added them to the frames.


The cream panel was adhered to a kraft woodgrain card base and I stamped the sentiment on a piece of the backside of the kraft woodgrain paper.

Now it’s your turn to create a project for the challenge.


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 can’t wait to see your designs!

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Challenge Reminder: Sweater Weather
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey friends! Tiffany here with a reminder of this month's challenge - Sweater Weather. It's my favorite time of year (and my birthday is in a few days hehe) so I adore this month's challenge. "Sweater Weather" is up to your interpretation, but can mean all things fall or Thanksgiving, or autumn leaves, or warm beverages like apple cider or coffee. Just make a card celebrating the beauty of the fall season, use at least one Poppystamps product, and enter your project on the challenge post blog for a chance to win!



With a panel of white cardstock, I created a die cut window using the Basic Ovals Set dies. I layered the window on top of another panel of white cardstock that I die cut with the Leafy Vines Slim Plate die. I watercolored the vines with gold metallic watercolor. I wasn't precise with my watercoloring as I wanted a more organic look with bits of the white cardstock peeking out. I adhered the completed background to an A2 card base that I layered with a piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack.



Next, I die cut the embellishment leaves. I used the Whittle Oak Leaf die and the Leaf Flourish Heart die. I ink blended a variety of distress oxide inks on the leaves in autumnal colors and arranged them on the card front. I snipped off the heart from the Leaf Flourish Heart die and cut apart the leaves to vary the look. For the sentiment, I used the Thanks Outline die. I die cut the shadow layer once from Kraft Woodgrain paper and backed it with foam tape for dimension. For the outline layer, I die cut it twice from white cardstock and once from gold foil from the Polished Foil paper pad. I adhered the layers together with liquid adhesive.

Pro tip: when using liquid glue with the Polished Foil paper, make sure to smooth the glue with your finger or a small sponge to ensure a smooth, thin layer. I've found that dots of liquid glue, no matter how small, can appear lumpy through the foil cardstock.


Hope you enjoyed this clean and simple card! I think it is perfect for a "masculine" or a gender neutral thank you card. Thanks for stopping by!

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PSC#86 Sweater Weather

Challenge Badge copyWelcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #85 Make it Magical is SmilynStef


The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Gail!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

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!


PSC#86 Sweater Weather!    Summer has turned to fall and the signs are everywhere!  Leaves are turning colors and there's a chill in the air.   It's Sweater Weather!   Show us what you love about fall - warm colors, a mug of your favorite, or some beautiful foliage.  Whatever makes you think of staying warm and cozy this time of year.   The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our November Guest Shay!  She is a new crafter, but is so supportive and encouraging to many online. We love her use of color in her clean and simple designs, and how she uses her products in clever ways to stretch her supplies. 

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Blog: Shay Creating
Instagram: @shaycreating

I fell head over hills for cardmaking during the pandemic, and find so much joy creating small pieces of artwork to brighten someone’s day. I’ll be sharing all my cardmaking adventures at my blog shaycreating.com! So thrilled to be a guest designer for Poppystamps!




Tiffany Pryce


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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on November 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on December 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!


Get Your Boo On
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

It's time to Get Your Boo On, and enter our Poppystamps October Challenge, Make it Magical! Create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps product, link it up on our challenge page, and YOU, yes, boooootiful you, could be randomly selected to win an amazing Poppystamps prize! This month's theme is Make it Magical!


Helping me keep it magical this month is one of my very favorite designers, Michele Ferguson, from the blog I Card Everyone. You can find her crafting right here https://icardeveryone.blogspot.com 

Both Michele and I LOVE Halloween, so it was my pleasure to invite her to partner up for this spooky challenge! I LOVE Michele's pretty, layered CAS style, and was super excited to see what she would create. Michele even surprised us with TWO amazing designs featuring Poppystamps products. Take a look!

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Michele's first card uses a few Poppystamps favorites: Scary Ghost, Surprise Skeleton, and Boo Outline!

Partner with Poppystamps Thank Boo very much

For her Thank BOO card, Michele used Twisted Tree Oval, Surprise Skeleton, Boo Outline, and Simple Thank You! I love the deep blue and the bright yellow - -a surprising and trendy Halloween color combination!


I also used deep blue and jewel tone yellows, oranges, and greens to create the background panel for my own card. I squirted a few drops of alcohol ink and blew them all around using my brand new giant squishy rubber ball air blower. FUN! I could make these colorful YUPO paper cards all day long! I used images from Whittle Ghosts, Snowman and Trees from our newest release, and Boo Outline. A few Fairy Jewels in shades of green, navy and turquoise ad that magical sparkle at the end!

Now it's your turn to enter the Poppystamps challenge! We'd love to see what you'll create! Thank you so much to one of my creative muses, Michele Ferguson, from I Card Everyone!


Thank you so much for joining us today!







Spooky Barn
by Nancy Penir


Hello! And welcome! It's Halloween time. Can you believe it? I'm featuring Poppy's Barn Die Set with a spooky theme, something I love to do with die sets, stretch their use with the seasons and holidays. Scroll down for pictures, fair warning, there's lots to see!


The base of the barn was cut with dark blue cardstock, from Memory Box's fabulous cardstock collection. The rest are bright Halloween colors, also from the MB Collections. 


The following photos are closeups of the areas with spooky characters. The web was white embossed onto vellum and fussy cut.


I love to back my images with another die cut, for a shadow or a glow.


The handmade A2 sized envelope is stamped and stenciled onto butcher paper. 


Inside there's a Halloween greeting, and you can see the area where the barn Pop Up rests.


Hope you enjoyed today's post. And you're inspired to play with combining your dies more. All that I've used is listed below. Happy fall, and Happy Halloween!

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