160 posts categorized "Birthday"

Hugs Easel Card
by Nancy Penir


Hi and welcome! One of the new die sets Poppystamps released this spring was the Adriana Pop Up Easel Set.

I've been oohing and awing over all the designers easel cards, and wanted to give it a go.


The set of dies has just about everything you need, but if you want to embellish further, there are coordinating dies you can add.

I cut the pieces from various card stock colors, and used a decorators gilt to add gold. This gold gilt I have had for eons, and it's still usable! I found something similar for you on Amazon, if you like the effect: DecoArt, Gold ML02C-28 Metallic Lustre Wax, 1-Ounce, Rush, 1 oz. I just used my finger to apply the gold gild. Very easy, and it accentuates the lines on the die cut, and gives my card a bit of bling.


All the pieces ready to assemble. You only apply glue to the fold strip, and the piece will fold flat to fit into an A2 sized envelope.


The easel is formed when the card top slides and stops on the bottom die cut. 


The inside reveals further greetings, a birthday wish.


A sideview and peek to the inside.


One last look at my easel card, this time photographed in the fairy garden, a gift from me to the grandchildren. Every year we add a piece or two. My easel card looks right at home nestled among tiny greens, and little boy fishing.

Hope you enjoyed my easel card, and are inspired to make one. 

Stay well my friends!




Challenge Reminder: Winged Things
by Nadine Carlier

Birthday Butterfly Card by Nadine Carlier PS

Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#68 Winged Things!.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty using wings. Plus, if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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The Poppystamps Butterfly Symphony die looks so pretty on the watercolor resist background I created.
Birthday Butterfly Card by Nadine Carlier 1
Birthday Butterfly Card by Nadine Carlier 2

For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!

Nadine Floral Signature copy




Wishing You The Best Birthday.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, have you seen this new Easel Card die set from Poppystamps Dies ..Adriana Pop Up Easel Set.. how easy is this, the die does it all for you, cuts & scores one pass through your die cutting machine.


I have used Ivory and Green card colours, Pink Glitter card for accent colours.


I have used 3d foam tape to add depth ..Only to the top dies cuts, I have cut 3 of the leaf panels in ivory, and adhered these together and then added the 3d foam..this I adhered to the green front panel.


Can you see the difference in the panels, bottom one is inside the easel card, this has been adhered flat, I will add a sentiment/verse when needed ..top panel has a lot of depth.


I used my Misti to stamp this sentiment, I find it easier to stamp the first line and then add the rest of the stamps, rather that stamp in one go.


making sure my sentiments fits the tag shape from the Easel card.


I have used Pointed Ovals adhered the outer leaves. pva glue and ..deep 3d foam tape to the underside of the tag.


I finished by adding dainty flowers and bow, these I cut with Memory Box Glitter card in pink and Sour Grapes Glitter glue. 


I used the smaller tag as a stopper ..

Thank you for stopping by Pam.. please stay safe! xxx

Pam Floral Signature copy




PSC#68 Winged Things


Welcome 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 #67 Puddle Jumping is Liz Cavill!

Twofer-Umbrella3The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Rosali B.

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!

05-20PSC#68 Winged Things - If April Showers bring May flowers then what do May flowers bring?  Butterflies of course!   Let your crafty spirit soar on wings this month.  This time we're looking for projects featuring "winged things".  That could include, but not be limited to butterflies, birds, and fairies.   Cards, tags, treats, page layouts and home decor are all welcome just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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.

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Birthday Butterfly Card by Nadine Carlier PS

Nadine Carlier

Candice Crawford

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 May 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on June 1.   

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

Spring wreath
by Tina Wilstrup


Hey Poppy fans! Today I'm sharing a pink, girly card using Memory Box Cherry Blossom Wreath.

I stamped with a watermark ink on watercolor paper, covered in white embossing powder and heat embossed it. I then taped it down, spritzed with water and added color with a color burst powder. I kept adding water and powder until I was happy with it. I tried to keep part of it very light, but for me the real magic of these powders are the darker spots, barely dissolved by water. Because that's where you get that magical, gorgeous shimmer. By the way, you'll notice I didn't stamp the whole wreath. That's because it's too big to fit onto an A2 sized card.Watermark1.587838364837E12

I did go in with my heat tool on low setting, because I have no patience. And once it was completely dry i spritzed a tiny bit of water onto a paper towel and wiped it over the panel to clean the embossed areas.

I cut out the large wreath and adhered it to my base. I used a stamp from that same set for the center of the wreath. I added a strip of lilac glitter cardstock to the bottom of the card. Next I cut the Wishes shade from a rose pink cardstock to back the Wishes word cut from pink glitter cardstock. 

That's it from me today, guys! I hope this current situation will soon get better so we can enjoy all the beautiful sights and colors of spring. Stay safe!

Tina Floral Signature copy




Happy Birthday.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Pam here today, I have used the New Poppystamps  "Tall Curve Background" and "Scallop Tall Curve Border" dies from our Spring release, to create the central part of this card.


I started with a card size 7 inches x 5.1/2 Inches..


Place the Tall curve background die  central, run through your die cutting machine.


Line up the center and run through your die cutting machine.


Remove these die cuts, you are left with a rectangle center.


Cut a rectangle 6" x 4.14" from  Memory Box Spring Bouquet "Strips & Dots  6 x 6 Paper Pad..I have used the pretty green with cream dot. Adhere this to the reverse on the rectangle opening.


I have used Memory Box 6x6 Delicate Pastel Glitter pad.. I cut these pretty scallops with "Scallop Tall Curve Border die, Poppystamps. perfect fit, adhere in place as shown.

I cut again with Scallop Tall Curve Border  ..In Cream card adhered over the Pink Glitter ..Below.


Stamped the sentiment onto the Cream oval using Pointed Oval Frames ..Poppystamps Greetings basic..

Finished with a bow and Poppystamps Orchard Leaves , I took the flowers from my older Poppystamps Blooming Border, mixing paper and glitter card blooms. Leaves  from my previous post, satin gold and cream card. I created score lines around the outer panel with my score board. dots of Memory Box Glitter Glue "Sour Grapes"

Finished card 7.1/4 inches x 5.3/4 inches .

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy