241 posts categorized "Birthday"

Two Birthday Cards, One Pinpoint Frame
by Marybeth Lopez



Hello, happy September to you all. Marybeth Lopez  here with you today , sharing two cards made with the same dies. 

I used the Poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame ,Fanciful Fall Leaves ,.


I love using the cut out for the beautiful foiled : Happy Birthday die, from the set called : Birthday Wishes Poe Script. I make many at the same time when I have my hot foil machine out .


I used Water color paper from Open Studio  300GSM For all the leaves. I wanted a soft look not to compete with the background . I added foil acorns all from the same set called : Fanciful Fall Leaves. I added foam under the Happy Birthday to raise it up and then glued the leave tucked under.


I also made a bluish gray card to have on had for a guy card and just die cut the sentiment twice and then glued together, I love the simplicity of this one and I think its a perfect masculine card.


I used the Sunny Orange Collection for this card from memory box : SP1002


Thanks for the visit today. I hope you are all having a nice week.





2510 Penelope Pinpoint Frame
2493 Fanciful Fall Leaves
Psf807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies
Fp1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack
Sp1002 Sunny Orange 6x6 pack

Harvest Birthday
by Kim Singdahlsen

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This is the brand new Harvest Oval Frame. It's gorgeous.  I can image it in rich fall colors. You could watercolor it or marker it or brush/sponge it to add those vibrant colors. But one of the main things I adore about Poppystamps dies is that they are so detailed, they can stand alone. Of course, it also helps to have a fabulous sentiment - this one from the Say It Big clear stamp and die set.

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I do adore the vibrant colors of fall and I especially love them against a backdrop of gray skies or morning frost. The contrast between the cool neutrals and the rich colors is simply incredible so many of my fall cards include gray.  This one is heavy on the gray, but I added the fall colors in the various gems on the berries. This is a variety of colors from the appropriately named Autumn Fairy Jewels.

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The sentiments comes for Say it Big clear stamp and die set.  The set includes seven different bold sentiments all with the fun font, swooshes and banners. They really stand out on a card and fit the oval center of this die cut perfectly!

I played around for quite awhile with more colors. I wanted the sentiment to really pop so I tried colors in the oval area - I even created a striped oval - but I kept coming back to the simple gray colors scheme.  So to highlight the sentiment, I added a simple piece of sheer ribbon. It's just enough to point the eye toward that sentiment.

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I hope I've given you some ideas for quick and easy uses of this die. I know you'll enjoy adding fall colors to it, but it also works for a clean and simple card!Kim Floral Signature copy



Butterfly Wishes
Rachel Duong



Hello! It's a beautiful day to share a whimsical butterfly card with you. I love the Poppystamps Stained Glass Butterfly collage and the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background. They can be used together or individually. 


I chose a soft watercolor background of blue, green and purple swooshes to die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly collage from.  


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Next I die cut the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background dies from heavy vellum. I glued the wings and antennae over the two butterflies with a glue dot adhering only the center. I also glued a small antenna on the butterfly without wings. 


A closeup view showing the dimension created with the wing layers. The vellum gives the butterflies a fluid, dreamy feel. 

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I chose the "Best Wishes" sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die. I rolled the plate through the die machine for a letterpress look. Then I mounted the sentiment on a thin frame of the watercolor paper and mounted it again on white cardstock. 


 I glued two tiny butterflies from the Stained Glass Butterfly collage on the background. Finally I placed Autumn Fairy Jewels around the image for extra sparkle.

I love how this card turned out.  It can be used for many occasions. I can't wait to try more washes of color.  Until next post, have a fantastic day!


  Rachel Floral Signature


Birthday Treat
by Rachel Duong



Hi everyone! It's Rachel and I am so excited to join the Poppystamps Design Team! Today I am sharing with you a sweet birthday card where The Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone takes center stage. It looks delicious, can you taste it?! I am also using letters from the Happy Birthday Background. 


To create this card, I watercolored the ice cream cone combining distress inks and watercolor paints. I placed random blocks of color on the ice cream scoop to give it a textured feel. Next I glued the cone directly on the kraft card base. For the scoop, I glued two layers together, then trimmed off the scalloped portion that meets the cone to keep the image level on the card. 


Now the fun is continuing because the letters are making their appearance! With quite a few sizes and fonts to choose from, I had a blast arranging the letters on the card. Finally I came up with a satisfying display. I began by gluing the letter "T" at the bottom of the cone and "P" at the top making sure they fit and were centered on the card. The funny part is when I got to the end, the "Y" in birthday didn't fit... but instead of panicking, I was able to fix it. I found another "Y" that was a bit more narrow. Thank goodness!

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Using a fan-shaped brush, I splattered watered-down white acrylic paint mixed with a hint of green. (Green to tone down the brightness.)  I lightly tapped the top of the brush, holding it close to the card to control the amount of paint and placement of the splatters. 


A one mm thin burlap string tied close to the fold finishes the card!


Here is another card I made, this time using the background part of the Poppystamps Happy Birthday Background. What I love about this most is that every piece of it can be used on more than one card! If you don't have this die, you have to check it out. It has so many possibilities!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you like this sweet card. The Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone is one of my favorite dies. I can't wait to make so many more ice cream flavors. Please let me know if you have any questions.  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Rachel Floral Signature

Sweet Birthday Wishes
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello there and happy July to you all . Marybeth Lopez  here with you today. I have one more Ice Cream card with you today. This time using the Poppystamps Foil and Cut Die Set called Birthday Wishes Poe Script PSF807 The cone is made with Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone 2505. 


I used Open Studio Watercolor Paper for the cones and the ice cream, I love the texture and the way it blends when using watercolor paper. I used foam tape under each layer of cones . This time I only used one layer for the cone.


I the hot foil works so well, I just love it. I love blending the colors for the ice cream too.


I used the blender brushes on my cones and did a little more shading in some areas and less on other areas as needed.




I hope I have inspired you do want to go shopping at Poppystamps and or create a fun card. I love the clean and simple card this Grand Whittle cone makes . You could use so many different sentiments with this cone. 




Wp101 Watercolor Paper
2505 Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone
Psf807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies

Blueberry Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there, Marybeth Lopez  here with you on this last Wednesday of July, can you believe it! Today I am using the Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone, along with the Modest Greetings 1 Foil and Cut Die Set. I also used the Watercolor Paper for my cones.


I splattered the cones with a water brush dipped in some ink .

The cones were layered twice and ink blended with my blending brush and Distress Oxide Ink as you can see below. 


I think the ink blending gives a nice cone look with simple shading. I was light handed while doing this.


I also used the Watercolor Paper from Open Studio. I used a few colors to blend some darker and some mixed. Im calling it blueberry  ice cream , works for me and looks delicious. I was in need of some  boy  birthday cards . I think this should work and I love the simple Happy Birthday under the cone. Loving the Poppystamps Foil and Cut Die Set. I made many at one time in a few different colors. So nice to have on hand when making a card.


Thank you so much for taking a look. I hope I have inspired you to be creative and or go take a look at the shop. So grateful for the blessing of this craft in these times.

God bless you all.