273 posts categorized "Birthday"

Warmest Wishes Bird House Pop Up
By Birgit Norton

Hello friends!  Cardinals are beautiful birds, don't you think?  I'm an avid back yard bird watcher and I feed the birds year round, along with all the chipmunks and squirrels that help themselves to the black oil sunflower seeds we offer.  
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The Bird House Pop Up Easel Die Set from Poppystamps is the focus of my project today.  I've paired it with some flowers from the Potpourri Flower Set.
Let's get started.
First off, you'll have to cut two of the base  shapes. 
These will get glued together on the little scored flaps, on the short side.  This is the base of your easel pop up.  This step is so easy!  And now for the fun part...  Decorating it!
The cardinal and the pine sprigs are all included in this set.  I cut mine out of white cardstock and colored them using Copic markers.
I also cut out four different colors of flowers using the Potpourri Flower Set.
I cut the front frame of the birdhouse out of light blue cardstock and glued the card the layers together.  Once all the cutting and coloring were done it was time to decorate, popping flowers in here and there, and a few were popped up using foam dots.
I cut another layer of the same blue cardstock, using the birdhouse frame, for the inside of the card.  The sentiment is stamped using Gilded Christmas Wishes and cut using Colwell Label Set.  I chose this sentiment because I thought it would also work as a birthday greeting.  This is a great way to extend the use of your holiday stamps.
I finished the centers of each flower using Autumn Fairy Jewels.  These self adhesive jewels come in just about every color!
A photo to show the dimension.
Poppystamps Floral Signature



Amazing You!
by Rachel Duong


Hi friends, it's Rachel! I'm here with a new Poppystamps challenge. The theme is "Old School". Create a project using at least one Poppystamps die. Link it up and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. Florals are timeless and classic, so I am sharing a themed card using the beautiful "Perfect Posies Bouquet" die.


To create this card I die cut the Poppystamps "Perfect Posies Bouquet" and the "Teardrop Butterflies" dies in a sturdy white cardstock. I die cut the butterflies again using the Memory Box "Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad". Next I blended blue, green and teal distress ink over the bouquet. For dimensional effects, I doubled up some of the blossoms. For sparkle, I applied glitter glue to the blossom centers and petals. I chose a deep blue card base from the Memory Box "Ocean Blue" collection. A hot foil sentiment from the "Modest Banner Greetings" set adds a fresh silver accent. White splatters fill in empty space. Finally, an "Old School" sheer, organza ribbon finishes the card.


These are some of the supplies I used. 


Do you use organza ribbon on your cards? I remember the first time I was introduced to cardmaking, organza ribbon was often used. It is so delicate, soft and pretty enhancing many styles of cards.


I hope you get a chance to take part in this challenge. And by the way, with the start of a new school year, why not give your "Old School" card to a favorite teacher to tell them how amazing they are?! Have fun and don't forget to link your card up.

Take card and happy crafting~


Rachel Floral Signature



Perfect Posies
by Tricia Barber

Posie 1


Hello!  Tricia Barber here sharing my first post for Poppy Stamps! I am super excited to be here! I love using dies to create cards and picked the Perfect Posies Bouquet to be the focal point of my card today.   There are so many ways that you can add color to your die cuts outside of using colored cardstock. I used my Copic markers to color the Perfect Posies Bouquet: RV52, RV55, RV66, YG01, YG23 and YG17.  I die cut an extra white card panel with the Perfect Posies die and then trimmed out several of the flowers to pop up on the card panel.

Posie 2

For my main panel, I die cut a kraft Evangeline Pinpoint Frame panel and layered onto a kraft card base with some liquid adhesive.   From some white cardstock I used the middle die from the Scalloped Stitch Frames die and layered on top of the kraft card panel.  I added my colored posie die cut onto the white frame with liquid adhesive. I used the trimmed out posies and popped up with foam adhesive.  I added details with a white gel pen and crystal glaze to the centers of the flowers.  By popping up the flowers you can add dimension to the die cut and give it a different look!   For some of the flowers I layered the flower so that it was offsetting the petals below it and others I layered exactly how they are on the die! 

Posie 3

To finish off the card, I hot foiled a gold sentiment banner using the Modest Banner Greetings Foil and Cut die set and added to the card with foam tape.  I hope you have a wonderful and crafty day! 

Tricia Floral Signature[9]



Jelly Good Birthday
by Meghan Kennihan

Hi Crafty Friends,
One of my FAVORITE whittle dies from Poppy Stamps is the Jellyfish. While jellyfish in real life can be scary these guys are just adorable especially in rainbow colors.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Have you seen a jellyfish in real life? Did you get stung?
A: Me? No and No

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I die cut the Whittle Jellyfish out of rainbow pastel colors and added bling to my Diamond Background by putting a Pastel Jewel in each diamond.

Final_4 Meghan Floral Signature




Embossed Birthday Greetings
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, Marybeth Lopez  here with you on the last few days of June.  I made this card a while ago . I used one of the newest 3D Embossing Folder and Die set, it's amazing . So many many possibilities with this set. I wanted to try in all white. I added just a bit of glitter to make it festive for a birthday card. 


After die cutting  the main floral I then paced it in the embossing folder. After adding the Poppystamps Pointy Lattice Plate to the panel I added the main embossed floral to the card. I added  foam tape to the back to pop it up.

The Birthday greeting is from Poppystamps: Foil and Cut Die Set called Modest Greetings.


The card above is one I made awhile ago as well. I posted it before the link was ready to use. Sorry about that. I used a Stencil set that can be used with this set. I also love it in Color too.

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Thank you for the visit. I hope all of you in the USA have a wonderful 4th of July.

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Herd you had a Birthday
by Meghan Kennihan

Hi Crafty Friends,
Since Father's Day is this month it's gotten me into trying to produce more Masculine Cards which is always a challenge. Today, I'm sharing a great idea for a manly birthday card using Poppy Stamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Card and deer from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit. Both dies are so versatile for all occasions.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What images do you like to use for masculine cards?
A: Me? Mustaches


I used kraft paper for my barn and deer to give it the cabin/camping look. I added Distress Oxide Ground Expresso on the edges of my deer to make them pop from the cabin.
Final_4 Meghan Floral Signature