36 posts categorized "Birds"

Leave a Little Sparkle


Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a sparkling, shiny card featuring a flamboyance of flamingoes! When I saw that darling sentiment from the Whittle Everyday clear stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for the little Whittle Flamingoes! They are just so pretty, wading through the water, leaving a trail of glitter and sparkle wherever they go! Take a look!



I used shiny glitter paper to create this slimline card, using the Leafy Vines Slim Plate, and adding a few flamingoes and glittery trees to create a vibrant Florida scene.


I cut all of my flamingoes, palm trees, and waves out of glitter paper, then assembled it all together.


I adhered my glittery waves first, and then took a look at my leafy vines. I decided to trim some of them down just a little bit to make the flamingoes and trees stand out a little more.


I added the flamingoes and trees, and the stamped sentiment, embellished with a few sparkly Fairy Jewels from Memory Box Open Studio. Just like the sentiment reads, you have got to spread that sparkle wherever you go!


This sparkly slimline will brighten anyone's day! It has FLAMINGOES! 

Thank you so much for joining us today!









Tickled Pink
by Nancy Penir


When I compose a card, it's usually with a purpose in mind, like a birthday, or get well. Hi there Poppy friends! Nancy here, and I've got a fun Whittle card for you today, with a technique using embossing folders and ink pads.


The embossing folder is brushed with ink, either using the ink pad directly or with a brush. Direct application of the ink pad gives it a richer more vibrant color. It's your choice as to what you want the background to look like. Soft or vibrant. Then the paper is inserted in the ef, and run through the machine.


This card was done with the ink pad. 

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I took this picture outside, which gives a better color representation. I love how the wave crests stay white.


Indoors, lighting is always tricky. The colors seem softer.

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Poppystamps embossing folders are amazing! Deep and textured, you can see the waves and how they roll. 

Hope you try this technique, if you haven't already. Lots of embossing folders to choose from in the shop right now.

Happy Crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Mr and Mrs Whittle
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello there, Marybeth Lopez  here today with the real Challenge Reminder (ha ha), mixup in date last week. If you wanted details about my challenge card you can go HERE

Hope you have time play in  the Poppystamps Challenge , this months theme is nature with flowers and butterflies , you can go HERE for Details

For todays card I did use butterflies as you can see on the pretty patterned paper and the two butterflies on my card, each with added glitter..... because I just love adding glitter to a card anytime to a card, cant help myself :)


Above is how I added color to my Whittle Flamingo Poppystamps die cuts. I like to lightly blend the ink . The Flamingo die comes with extra legs so you can pose them as you like.

I layered each flamingo twice . The main panel is flat, not raised so layering the flamingos gives a bit more dimension.


I thought this sweet sentiment went well with this Mr and Mrs Whittle Flamingo , the stamp is from memory box Open Studio called: All the Happiness.


Above is a picture of the products I used ( all linked below) The Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set has some pretty butterflies but you can use any you have in your stash.


I used the Whittle Wave Background  die as a frame only this time. You can see in the photo above that it has cute waves in the center , I used patterned paper instead this time and shared how it can be used as a frame.


Don't forget that one lucky random winner will win : $20 Gift Certificate to the store.  Hope you have some time to play in on the fun challenge.

Thank you for the visit to Poppystamps blog today, I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.




Spring Into Spring
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Thanks so much for dropping by our Poppystamps blog today! The snow is finally moving out and sunny spring days are moving in. Let's celebrate with a bright spring card. Take a look!


To create this happy hummingbird scene, I started with the Wavy Long Picket Fence and the Hill and Valley Grass Border, and aligned them to look like a grassy back yard. Then I added a piece of blue card stock behind the fence.


Once everything was in place, I then cut out my frame in a deeper blue, and framed it exactly where I wanted it to create the scene. Sometimes, you want to see more grass in front, and other times, more sky above. Since I knew my focus would be on the hummingbirds, I raised the frame higher up on the grass.


To make the Little Hummingbirds, I dripped alcohol ink on YUPO paper in shades of green to create this pretty jeweled look, then cut out the hummingbirds. I love the way the colors swirl.


I added the hummingbirds, and a few bright daisies from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. These dimensional daisies really make my card pop. For the finishing touch, I added a few brand new Memory Box Open Studio Fairy Jewels. You are going to LOVE these!


Thanks so much for joining us today!






Good Morning Sunshine
by Michele K. Henderson


Good Morning Sunshine! Are you ready for spring to arrive? This warm and welcoming card has bright and sunny daisies all nodding their heads to the sun as this little one makes a spring debut!  Take a look!


Would you believe I only used TWO different Poppystamps die sets to create this pop of freshness? I started with the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set, and just used the oval leafy ring and the background piece for the card base. Then I added loads of bright daisies in an assortment of colors.



Once my daisy ring was created, I added the Chick and Egg and a few sequins and it's ready to go.



Thanks so much for joining us today!








Leafy Vines Two Ways
by Kim Singdahlsen

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There are slimline dies in the new spring release at Poppystamps!!  Today I am playing with the Leafy Vines Slim Plate. I had a number of ideas and just couldn't decide whether to use it vertically or horizontally so I did both!

Using it vertically felt like branches for birds.  Earlier this week there was amazing bird song outside my window (I'm in Colorado and it's winter so cheerful chirping birds are very unusual.)  I am lucky enough right now to be working from home so I threw open my window and reveled in the sound.  Also this week people in my neighborhood have been posting pictures of cardinals.  I've never seen a cardinal in Colorado.  The pictures have been so amazing with brilliantly red cardinals sitting on snowy bird feeders.  So you can see I had birds on my mind.

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I used a soft blue background then cut my Chirping Birds out of a variety of bright colors. This was such a fun and cheerful card to make!  The sentiment is also brand new - Happy Birthday Poe Script.  I am very picky about the look of my sentiments and how it fits the card, and I think this is a perfect match.  The sentiment is cut out of black glitter paper in keeping with the celebration.

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Besides branches for birds, I also envisioned a tangle of growth - like wildflowers.  So my next card is horizontal and backed with green which I splattered with white and sparkles to give it a magical, sun-splattered look.

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One of the other amazing new die sets is the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set.  It is stunning done as an easel with all of the layers.  Check out this post by Pam to see all of the amazing detail.  It's a big sets of dies - the easel, the leafy background, multiple flowers and butterflies.  If I'm going to get a big set like this, I want multiple ways to use it.  So for my card, I just used the flowers and butterflies.  I didn't even layer them up like in the linked card by Pam; I kept them looking like simple wildflowers.  I did a loose stripe of flowers/butterflies across the center then used the new Splendid Happy Easter die cut from a new Memory Box glitter pad - Graceful Garden.

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These were very fun cards to make.  I love the cheerful colors of the birds, flowers and butterflies as they play in the vines! Of course, this vine can also be very elegant - see this post by Marybeth.  I look forward to making more cards with the vines and I'll definitely make easel cards with the fern and daisy set.  The spring release is full of gorgeous products!

Kim Floral Signature copy