286 posts categorized "Background Dies"

Foil & Cut Sentiments
by Nancy Penir

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Good Sunday morning to you! I have a two-fer set of cards for you, showcasing the fabulous new Foil & Cut sentiments in the shop now.


Clearly the star of my card, the Big Bold sentiment, foiled and perfectly die cut, framed by posies and scallop frame.

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I foiled the sentiment in red foil onto pink cardstock, then positioned my die over the words and voila! Perfectly cut. I added foam to the back before adding it to my heart foiled background panel.

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Posies were sponge inked on the edges, and glued to vellum cuts. So many new layered flower dies out now, fun to add, and great to combine on cards.


The red, Big Hugs card is a valentine and already in the mail! 

Foiling is so hot right now, and clearly makes a bright happy statement on a card. Hope this gave you some ideas for your next foiled card! 

Be well, sweet friends!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




A Box of Chocolates
by Rachel Duong


Happy New Year!  I hope you are looking forward to good things in 2023.  This is me, Rachel, here to share with you a box of chocolates! I was absolutely thrilled when I saw the Poppystamps "Vintage Scalloped Heart" die. Immediately, a heart-shaped tin full of decadent chocolates came to mind.  I imagined rich, vibrant papers complete with sparkle and shine to create a delicious card.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, here is my Valentine's Day card for you!

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Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the scalloped heart from the Poppystamps "Vintage Scalloped Heart" die from the Memory Box "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad". The paper I chose is a pearl gold. It is gorgeous!
2. Die cut the heart with the sunburst accents using metallic red cardstock from the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad".
3. Die cut the Poppystamps "Sending Love Poe Script" sentiment in antique gold glitter paper from the Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad". (Save the heart)


4. Using dark brown, die cut the Poppystamps "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame" background die. (Save the little hearts for another card!)
5. Using a medium brown, cut an A2 size card front.
6. Finally, glue the pieces together. Don't forget the glitter heart!
7. Adhere to a black card base or any color of your choice!


Pictured are the amazing Poppystamps dies I used from the Valentine's release. 


I hope you love this Valentine as much as I do. It reminds me so much of sweet memories involving chocolate surprises! Fabulous glitter and beautiful shiny red paired with two shades of rich chocolate brown are just enough to add a warm sentimental glow.


May you have a beautiful day today. See you very soon. Until then, sending much love your way! 



One Background Die, Two Completely Different Cards - Part 2
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again and today you'll see the second way I used the 2483 Ornament Background craft die from the 2021 Holiday Release in a way that's completely different from what God and the makers of Poppystamps dies intended. For the first method, check out my previous post here!




For this card, I started off by taking an A2 sized panel of gray card stock and ink blending Black Soot Distress Ink along the perimeter the same way I did for the card from my previous post. I splattered this one with perfect pearls too.




Remember how I had a number of leaves left over from die cutting card stock with the the 2483 Ornament Background craft die, and trimming out the ornament? Well, I took those and layered them on top of each other for dimension. I couldn't throw them away - they're so beautiful! I rounded the sharp edges where I could, and topped off the stacked die cuts with a silver and gold mirror card stock. Then I spread them out and adhered them on the ink blended card panel.


I hot-foiled the "You are amazing" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it in the middle of the card.




I scattered some clear gems everywhere. I adhered the card panel to an A2 sized black card base and that was it!




When I started making the card on my previous post, I had no idea I'd end up with another one that I never even envisioned. Funny how that happens, huh?!


Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let me know your thoughts! We love to hear from you! I hope you've been having an awesome holiday season and hope you have an awesome New Year's Day and year ahead! Thank you for your never ending support!






Sphoorti Floral Signature copy



You're Purrfect
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey friends! Can you believe the year is almost over? I hope 2023 brings you lots of cheer and craft supplies :) Today, I'm sharing an easy Valentine's Day themed card design.

I started by applying red and orange pigment powder to a panel of Bristol smooth cardstock and sprayed it with water. I love how the pigment powders spread and change colors once water is added. I used analogous colors as I knew the colors would play together well when mixed. Once the panel was dry, I die cut it with the new Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame die. I trimmed the die cut panel down. I popped up the panel with foam tape on a slightly larger panel of white cardstock. Then I adhered the background to an A2 kraft card base.


Next, I die cut the heart from heavyweight vellum using the new Vintage Scalloped Heart die. I added glitter brush marker to the heart for a little sparkle.  I die cut a cat from the Whittle Adorable Kitty kit and copic colored it with warm grays. For the sentiment, I white heat embossed a sentiment from the included stamp set in the Kitty kit on a piece of red cardstock from the Berry Red paper pad. I split the sentiment apart and cut a fishtail end using scissors. I adhered all of the elements to the heart and then added glue behind the elements and adhered to the card background.


Lastly, I popped up a few of the negative die cut hearts with foam tape.


Hope you enjoyed the card. Happy New Year everyone!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy




One Background Die, Two Completely Different Cards - Part 1
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again and I have one card for you today, but it's one of two! Today you'll see one of two ways of how I used the 2483 Ornament Background craft die from the 2021 Holiday Release, and completely differently than intended.




I started off by taking a slimline panel of gray card stock and ink blending Black Soot Distress Ink along the perimeter, and then splattering the entire background with Perfect Pearls. I thought I'd push myself to move out of my comfort zone (i.e. making a clean and simple card with a white background) and I'm so glad I did because I loved how this turned out!




Then, I did a lot of die cutting, starting with the 2537 Layered Holly Branch craft die and the 2535 Pine Needle Shoots craft die from the 2022 Christmas release. I ink blended the white die cuts with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Lucky Clover Distress Inks. I also cut some pine needles using vellum.

I moved onto the star of the show, i.e. the 2483 Ornament Background craft die, and die cut a bunch using regular white card stock (for dimension) and a top layer with silver mirror card stock. I separated the ornaments in the background die cuts from the leaves (this did take some time, so I wouldn't opt to mass produce these!) and I set the leaves aside. (Hint, hint: You're going to need the leaves for Part 2, so don't throw them away!). I backed the ornaments with some vellum so that they stand out more on the dark background.




Once I had all my die cuts layered, colored, backed with foam tape for dimension, I arranged the holly branches and then adhered the ornaments as if they were hanging from the branches. I tied a silver string to the ornaments so that they didn't look like they were floating.


I took the pine needle shoots and adhered them randomly to the branches. I wanted some additional shine / sparkle, so I applied some glue to the holly leaves and sprinkled Diamond Dust on them.




I used a hot foiled Happy Birthday sentiment that I made using the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die because I plan to send this to a friend who has a December birthday. Finally, I scattered some clear jewels all around and that was it!




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? I typically stop after I add a few elements to a card, but for this one, I just kept adding things on top of other things, and I honestly am very happy with it. I'd love to know your thoughts! Stay tuned to see what I did with the remaining components of the 2483 Ornament Background craft die! Here's a sneak peek:






Sphoorti Floral Signature copy





Three Christmas Cards for Last Minute Inspiration
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_5Hi Crafty Friends,
Christmas is coming up fast but these two cards are quick and easy to create and the critters can be used all winter so if you order now you can still use them in January, February, and March!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: How many Christmas cards did you make this year?
A: Me? 140+

The first card is with the darling mom/daughter or father/son pair of Whittle Polar Bears.


I used the Wintertime Snowflake Frame Die to frame this duo. Then I splattered the entire card with white Copic Opaque Paint and added the sparkle with Christmas Fairy Jewels.

For my second card, I used the same Wintertime Snowflake Frame die but this time I created a scene with the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit.
Final_4I splattered a beautiful blue paper from the Stormy Blue 6x6 Paper Pad with Copic Opaque white and gold watercolor paint to create a shimmery snow.

The Freestyle Script Joy die just adds the perfect sentiment for how this deer family is feeling spending the holiday together.

BONUS CARD! The Oval Fold Frame die makes highlighting sentiments and shape dies easy. I used it below to frame my sentiment from the Christmas Sparkle Set with the fun Whittle Cocoa with Whip die.

I embellished the edges with the Scallop Tall Curve Border Die and added some holly to match the plaid in the Memory Box Holiday paper.
Final_4Here is how it opens...
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