267 posts categorized "Background Dies"

Perfect Posies Congratulations
by Tiffany Pryce


Wedding season is upon us so I wanted to make a card for my stash. I have a couple weddings coming up so I know this will come in handy! I am really into clean and simple cards these days, and I love how this one turned out. It reminded me of white lace. Let's dive into the details.

First, using the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate, I foiled the pattern with matte gold glimmer foil onto white cardstock trimmed to 5.25 x 4 inches. If you've never foiled a regular, cutting die, it is so easy! Just foil as you normally would. The resulting foil is not as prominent, especially not with this plate as only the raised areas that would have pierced the paper were foiled. It is a little hard to tell in the photos since the effect is subtle, but in real life it adds a really pretty detail and just a hint of gold shimmer.


Next, I die cut a large panel of white cardstock using the Perfect Posies Bouquet die. I die cut the panel three times. With spray adhesive, I glued the die cuts on top of the background. I filled the entire card front with the posies, adding small bits to fill any gaps. If I made this card again, I would add additional definition by layering the posies for more dimension.


After finishing the background, I worked on the focal flowers and sentiment. From the Vintage Pastel paper pad, I die cut the Petite Blooms Flower Set in gold. I also cut the Petite Blooms from white cardstock and layered them together. I adhered three gold flowers and added a fairy jewel to the flower centers. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 foil and cut die set. I foiled the sentiment with matte gold glimmer foil.



Hope you're inspired to try making your own tone on tone, background pattern with die cuts. Have a crafty weekend!Tiffany Floral Signature copy




Hanging Basket
by Nancy Penir


Greetings all my Poppystamps friends! Nancy here, and I have a card to share with you, that gives the illusion of a hanging basket. 


All of us have dies in our collection that can do double duty, right? I came across a card on Pinterest (one of my favorite spots for inspiration), and decided to give it a try. Poppystamps has so many sweet floral dies, and many leafy ones too. I went through my stash and gathered all the supplies I thought would be fun in a hanging basket. Note: All supplies listed below.


Have you seen all the wonderful paper packs in our sister store, Memory Box? So many colors and hues to play with! I chose 2 greens from the Lush Green Collection.


Like my chain? Let me tell you how I made it. DSC_0193

I found a border die, that looked like a chain, but was straight on one edge. Turing it around, and carefully lining up the scallop and holes, I ran it through the die cutter again to create my chain.


What do you think? Looks like a chain, right? Maybe just a straight strip would also do the trick.


I had a need for a sympathy card, something I didn't seem to have handy. Hopefully this will bring cheer! 

Take care, and see how you can give double duty to those dies! 

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Anything is Popsicle
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Anything is popsicle!!  If I can use a deco cover plate to make a popsicle - everything is most definitely possible!

This card started with the sentiment. I have a friend facing life changes and I thought "anything is popsicle" from the Life is Sweet stamp set had meaning and was also cheerful and encouraging. The Whittle series of dies does have a popsicle and that's what I had pulled out but then as I continued flipping my through dies, I saw the Arched Deco Plate. My first thought was it had popsicle shapes and it could work with my Whittle popsicle but then the light bulb came on and I realized it didn't just have to be a background - it could be the actual popsicle!

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I cut the background from white and adhered it on white.  Then I picked out two colors from the Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter pad. There are so many color choices between all the glitter pads, but I was looking for a bright and sunshiny look so picked yellow and orange. I cut out the small pieces and simply adhered them in the openings. 

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The popsicle stick was hand cut from Kraft Woodgrain paper and tucked behind the popsicle. If you try this idea, be sure not to adhere the bottom white piece where you are putting the popsicle stick.  It took time and patience to carefully pry up the bottom piece to tuck the stick behind it.  In retrospect, it probably would have been faster to start from scratch being sure not to add adhesive to that piece!

I added a few yellow and orange jewels from the Autumn Fairy Jewels as some popsicle drips.

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I hope that this card made you smile and that as you go throughout your day you remember that "anything is popsicle"!!Kim Floral Signature copy



Teacher Appreciation Card
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey Poppy friends! Did you know that Teacher Appreciation Week starts on Monday, May 2? My husband has been a math teacher at a public school for nearly a decade so I know how hard teachers work. I decided to pull out some supplies and create a very clean and simple card to say thank you to one of the hardworking educators at my husband's school. I hope this inspires you to make a few cards for the dedicated educators in your life.

To start, I die cut a panel of white cardstock using the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate die and trimmed a quarter inch from two sides. I adhered the panel to an A2 card base. 


Next, using the Berry Red and Ocean Blue paper packs, I trimmed quarter inch strips with my paper trimmer. I trimmed a piece of copy paper to 4.5 x 3.25 inches and adhered the strips in alternating colors. I trimmed any excess hanging over. I backed the panel with fun foam for dimension and adhered to the card front.

Next, I worked on the sentiment. I die cut the word 'teacher' from white cardstock using the Marzipan Alphabet dies. I die cut each letter twice from cardstock and once from fun foam and adhered the layers together. Using the lines of the panel, I lined up and glued the letters across the panel with liquid glue. For a little extra detail, I added crystal glaze on each letter. I stamped the sub-sentiment from the Life is Sweet stamp set with prize ribbon distress oxide ink, cut it into a strip, and adhered with foam tape.


Lastly, I die cut the Whittle Pie die from white cardstock. With dye ink and copic markers, I colored the pie crust top. For the pie tin at the bottom, I die cut the piece from silver cardstock in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror pad. I adhered the crust with foam tape and then glued the completed pie above the letters.


If you make a card for an educator in your life, I'd love to see it. I think it would bring him or her so much joy. Please tag Poppystamps and me on Instagram. Happy crafting!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy




Joyful Moments
by Marybeth Lopez



Hello , Marybeth Lopez  here with you today.  I hope you are all doing well and enjoying each day. I created this card using the Poppystamps : Pinpoint Half Ring Plate for the background panel of this card. 



Next I used the Poppystamps : Scalloped Stitch Frames, to frame my sentiment  used from memory box stamp set called: Joyful Moments. I may use this as a Mother's Day card with a Mother's Day sentiment on the inside.


I took the Poppystamps Flower Field Corner and turned it up , using it in the middle. You could also add it on the top turned upside down the same way. I almost used it corner to corner and like that too. This is just a different way to use it.


Not sure why the center of my card is showing up a bit yellowish , its white like the panel .


A sampling of the Poppystamps  products I used, all linked below.


Thank you for visiting the Poppystamps blog today.

I have had the pot in the picture for many years, from Pottery Barn, don't you love the simple garden snail on it. Poppystamps has a big snail die at the store, fyi :)

I pray each day brings you joy. God bless and peace be with you all.







Different ways to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die - Part 2
by Sphoorti







Hello Poppy Peeps!


Do y'all remember in February when I went a *little* overboard with my projects using the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die from the Poppystamps February 2022 Release. Well, this is Part 2! And I have 3 cards for you today!


Card 1: The Foiled!


So, I recently purchased some iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO by Thermoweb. It's magical! You don't even need a laminator to foil now! All you need is a bottle of this! So, what I did was - cut out a thick piece of card stock with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die. I used that diecut as a stencil and spread some of this magical stuff on a piece of white card stock. Then, I let it dry for 3 days. That's right - you read that correctly. 3 days. I live in Southern California, and I know what you're thinking - 3 days is overkill. But trust me on this, let that stuff harden real well before putting it through your laminator / diecutting machine.


Here's what happens if you don't wait 3 days:




Do you believe me now? The above is a result of me waiting overnight.


After that happened up there, I wised up and decided to be patient this time, waited 3 days (honestly, I forgot about it, and happened to walk by where it was set to dry and then remembered!) and then ran it through my die cutting machine with a piece of foil paper and look how pretty it turned out!




When you use foil, it pretty much does all the work for you. So, all I did (or wanted to do because anything else would take away from the gorgeousness of the foil) is die cut some white card stock with the Freestyle Hugs Craft Die and stacked them together, and topped it off with the same die cut but with some silver foiled card stock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror card stock pack. I used vellum to cut the shadow and used it behind the Hugs sentiment.




I also wanted some added dimension so I propped up the panel on some foam, and backed it with more of the same silver foiled card stock so that it matches the sentiment and ties it all together.




Also, full disclosure... As is with all the cards I make / get, I have a tendency to see how it feels and I put my fingers on top of the foiled piece. So, you may see some ridges here and there. Don't be alarmed, they're just my fingerprints. My recommendation is to try to beat the temptation of touching the shiny goodness, no matter how good you think it might feel. (Because I assure you - it does.)



Before we move onto the next card, if you don't have the Thermoweb Duo Transfer Gel, you can get approximately the same effect by applying some deco-foil to a piece of card stock with some double sided adhesive on it (or just some specialty foiled card stock from one of the paper pads that Poppystamps offers), and then diecutting it with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame die. I personally loved the effect of the texture paste with foiling on top, but I wanted to offer some additional suggestions on how you can achieve a similar look.


Onto the next card!


Card # 2: The Shaker!




I don't believe this die was ever meant to make shaker cards, but I had an idea and had to try it! So, I cut out 10 of these panels and stacked them on top of each other (with an acetate layer at the top). I had to do that in order to create deep enough wells. In retrospect, I should have taken some fun foam and cut out 2 layers instead of 10 with regular card stock, but as my adorable mom (for whom English is a second language) says, "Blind sight is 20/20". I had some fall colored seed beads and I filled them diagonally. When I envisioned this card, I knew I wanted to add the seed beads. I somehow remember the beads being smaller, so I thought there would be a  lot of shaking and sound. But the size was fairly large compared to the size of the diamonds in the die, so I could only fill a few seed beads in each well.




Oh, side note - I could have used Darice Foam Strips instead of layering so many layers, but I didn't have foam tape that was as thin as the outer frame, so had to layer it. But if I were to do this again, I'd go with the 2 layers of fun foam.




Either way, I managed to fill each well with enough seed beads for shaking + showing enough of the color, so here's what I ended up with:




I used the Playful Thank You craft die to cut and stack up 4 layers together. For the the top layer - I used the Black Glossy Paper Pack so that it stands out on the card, and that was it. The end result was a pretty hefty card that'll need lots of extra postage, but I think it turned out nice, so totally worth it!



Next up is my favorite of these three cards!


Card #3: The Trellis! (I couldn't think of a better name for this one)




So, for this card, I thought I'd use the die cut as a trellis! Originally I planned to have some ribbon / twine / strings intertwined around the die cut, but I didn't have the materials. So, I decided to use the smallest flower from the Potpourri Flowers Die cut out of the blue foiled card stock in the the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad and place them along the intersections of the dotted lines of the background die.



I also had some white pearls which I colored using a copic marker, and used them along some of the intersections as well. Some of the white pearls - I put at the centers of the flowers. It took a while to cut out all the little flowers, but these flowers are so adorable, it was totally worth it!



I used the Freestyle Hugs craft die to cut out the sentiments with white card stock, and layered them on top of each other for dimension. Then, I used some silver foiled card stock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad as the top layer. I used Vellum to cut out the shadow of the sentiment.




I mounted the panel on a top folding A2 card base and that was it!




So, that was all the ideas I've had so far on how to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die.


Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Do let me know in the comments if you'd like to see even more ways to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die! Although, full disclosure - there's a new release coming up and it's awesome, so it may be a while before I come back to playing with this background die again!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy