357 posts categorized "Background Dies"

Geranium Gatefold & Challenge Reminder
by Birgit Norton


Good morning Poppystamps friends!  Birgit here with you today sharing a card to remind you of the current challenge that's going on right now, themed "Bloom Where You're Planted".

I enjoyed bringing out some older dies that are still available in the store, hoping to inspire you to pull out those older supplies and use them.  

For my card, I brought out Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set and Picket Tall Curve Borders. 

I cut the flowers out of Blush 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and the leaves out of Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock.  I added colored details and depth using copic markers.   I added sugared glitter to the outside edge of the flower petals and added Fairy Jewels to the centers of each of the flowers.


On each of the gatefold flaps, I added a piece of cardstock from the Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and cut the Picket Tall Curve Borders out of the same color, adding them to both flaps.  This gives the look of a garden trellis in the background.  I added a white cardstock oval, gluing it to the left flap and adhered the geraniums, covering the oval.  


I so enjoyed bringing out the tried and true dies that never go out of style for this challenge.  These geraniums are gorgeous in any color and they're so easy to assemble.   I hope I've inspired you today with this lovely geranium card.

Want to play along? 


The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up HERE at the Challenge blog. 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. 

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Sending Smiles
by Lisa Elton

24  0318  000 copyHello friends! I thought I would send some smiles your way today. I mean, seriously, how can you look at any of the wonderful Nordic dies and not smile? I'm hoping these pretty Nordic Fanfare Butterflies do the trick for you today!

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I cut a trio of these little beauties using a patterned paper pad from our parent company, Memory Box called Anemone. I picked a coordinating lavender from their Lagoon Solid Core paper and used silver from the Festive Glitter pad for their bodies.

24  0315  005 copyNext, I cut out a panel using the Evangeline Pinpoint Frame cover die to add to my card base. I love the pretty detail on this die!

24  0318  001 copySpeaking of details, look how pretty the layers on this butterfly are! The are so many color possibilities for this die. I know there aren't plaid butterflies in nature, but it's fun to get creative with our paper versions! This sentiment comes from the Memory Box Gracious Floral set. I've heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The finishing touch was a sprinkling of clear fairy jewels.

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I hope some smiles have fluttered your way today. Thank you for stopping by, it's appreciated!

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Thyme For Spring
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
I hope this card inspires you to plant some fresh herbs and embrace your green thumb. I used Poppy Stamps Flower Pots and Stems to create these cute little herb pots.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you grow herbs? Which ones?
A: Me? No, but my sister grows a ton of basil and rosemary

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I started my card by creating the background using Poppy Stamps Criss Cross Heart Stencil with Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn Ink and splattered with green and white paint.
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I mounted the Poppy Stamps Scalloped Stitched Frames in two different shades of green cardstock and then mounted the entire background on a kraft cardstock card base.
Final_5 (2)I layered the cute flower pots with just the leaf dies to look like herbs in the center of my card and finished with the darling sentiments from the Poppy Stamps Spring Banner Stamps & Dies.
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April Showers Bring Purple May Flowers
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_6Hi Crafty Friends,
Did April Showers bring May Flowers for you? They did for this card featuring Poppy Stamps Nordic Flower Heads in my favorite shades of purple.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite spring flower?
A: Me? I like tulips

Final_9I started my card with the Circling Frame Die cut from white cardstock and mounted on my white card base. Next, I die cut the Nordic Flowers in all the shades of purple from the Poppy Stamps 6x6 Twilight Purple Paper Pad.

Final_7Next, I layered the flowers and arranged them on the corners of my cards. I used the "Happy" from the Proper Happy Easter Die set for the center of my card. I finished my card with the Poppy Stamps Spring Banners at the top and bottom.





It's a Specail Day
By Lisa Elton

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Once a floral designer, always a floral designer! Imagine the joy I had when I discovered this pretty little Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart in the latest release. I knew immediately I would turn it into a flower cart. I didn't have a cart like this in my floral shop, but I would have loved a life sized one! The sentiment, from the Birthday Banners set, reflects the way I felt when I saw this darling new die. Let me take you back to the beginning and show you the process.

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After die cutting the pieces for the cart, I colored some of them with Copic markers. The handles for the flower buckets are shiny silver paper. Next came the largest of the pretty Scallop Pinpoint Rings. It was cut from ivory cardstock. The center portion was ink blended with a soft blue.

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I added these elements to an ivory card base that was covered with a Cortina Pinpoint Plate die cut panel. It's pretty as it is, but flowers made it even better!

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The new Flower and Leaf Sprinkles die has a wonderful assortment of little blooms and sprigs. As you can see, I layered them up in the buckets, on the cart and on the ground. You can never have too many flowers! Also new in the shop is the Bunches O' Butterflies die. The sweetest little butterflies just the right size to visit my flower cart!

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There are oodles of new dies in the shop that would look extra cute on this cart. Take a look at the Idea Book for some inspiration. My heart was with flowers, but I know there will be more to come from the team. Thank you so much for stopping by to pay us a visit!







A Bird Bunch Birthday
by Rachel Duong


Hello there! It's Rachel, and I am excited to share a birthday card with a bunch of birds! I also want to remind you to join in our April Poppystamps Challenge. The theme is "Look Out The Window!" Create a card with a window or something that resembles a window on it. You can also create a scene as if you were looking out a window.


My window card features fancy birds with so much pizazz! I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Bird Bunch" die, it comes with six birds. I die cut the birds using pearlescent white and aqua, navy and white glitter paper, and a periwinkle shade of blue. Paper comes from Memory Box paper packs listed below. I assembled the birds and I used a fine point black Sharpie marker to color the area for the eye. Also don't forget the orange beaks!


Next I die cut the "Arched Gothic Cathedral Window" in white cardstock for the top piece and Memory Box "Anemone Grove" patterned paper for the accent. Using the negative shape of the window, I traced it on a piece of vellum, cut it out and glued it under the window.


I die cut the "Nordic Lacy Plate" in a heavy white cardstock. This is a beautiful backdrop for any card occasion. Then I adhered the window to the background and adhered it to a white cardbase. 

I arranged the birds on the card. I glued them down when I felt it looked just right. A Happy Birthday sentiment strip fit perfectly on the window trim. Finally I added a beautiful embellishment at the top of the window. 


I had a blast creating this card, it is just too "tweet!" I love the shades of blue and the fancy papers with glitter and shine. The birds are so handsome in their sweaters!

That's all for today. Please join the challenge. Link up your photo and two winners will be selected. Good luck to you! See you very soon.
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