190 posts categorized "Birthday"

Hawaiian Luau
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Thank you all so much for dropping by our Poppystamps blog today! One of the greatest perks about having a beautiful die cut system is the ability to create multiple cuts over and over. We make unique, creative cards and projects all the time, but I know there are a lot of teachers, instructors, and classroom moms and helpers out there who use their machines to create big and easy school activities. Today, I am sharing a VERY easy breezy classroom project that's easy to create and assemble for just about anyone. Here's a secret, my group of K-1st kids LOVED this Hawaiian Luau lei project we made during our let's Go to Hawaii activity, and yours will too!


To make these colorful Hawaiian Leis, all you need is ONE die, Rounded Bloom Flowers! I cut out about 20 flowers for each child out of colorful scraps from my paper box, and placed them in a baggie with a few plastic straws and a long piece of string. The kids were able to cut their own straws with kiddie scissors, and then string up their own leis, alternating one piece of straw with one flower until their leis were complete. The kids LOVED wearing them around their neck like leis, and wearing them on their heads like Moana. It was a big hit! You could also make this fun Hawaiian Luau Lei for a Moana themed birthday party, ladies night out, or your next ZOOM meeting with the boss. Let your imagination bloom!


I hope you've enjoyed seeing this easy breezy project that's perfect for busy teachers and crafty moms alike!

Thanks so much for joining us today!





Happy Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there, hope you are all doing well , finding lots of crafty time .  Marybeth Lopez  here today with a  bright Poppystamps Birthday card. Using some older and new dies.


Not sure if you can see in the photo above...  the dots of glue  that I used to adhere three layers of the : Happy Birthday die . I cut two layers in cardstock and the top layer in foil from , memory mox linked below. See how tiny the tip of my glue is.



I love the variety of 6 x6 paper packs available from Poppystamps and memory box.


I used the stitched rectangles dies (linked below) the center layer is blended with oxide inks and my blending brush. The beautiful plaid is coral and greens with bits of gold foil , that's why I did the top layer in very light gold-ish foil. I love the simplicity of this card and yet it is full of brightens and happy colors.


I hope you find some time in to craft and be happy. God bless you all.

Take care






Wishes and Washi by Nancy Penir


Well hello and welcome. Nancy here, and I'm sharing a card made with Poppystamps' Diamond Sentiments stamp and die set.

I have the shop link below, and I think you'll find plenty of sentiments included in the set to fit many occasions. Here's an easy way to use the set. 


Memory Box's Open Studio has several extra wide Washi tapes that are perfect for creating quick and easy backgrounds. This luscious floral instantly and easily covers a card base. I added a layer of yellow vellum (Hobby Lobby), allowing my die cut to take center stage on the card.


The stamp is a large one, nearly covering an A2 sized panel. I decided to give it bling, and gold embossed the image, before cutting it out.


Next, to color and add the sentiment. So many sentiments included with this set! This card could be for a birthday, or wedding, etc. The leaves are colored with Arteza Ink pens. I haven't used them in a while, and I'm very happy with the bright and bold colors they produce! Add a sentiment (dark green embossed), pop up the die cut, and add a few gems, and done!


Have you tried the wide washi tapes? So versatile, I used one for the lining of my handmade envelope. Makes a greeting extra special to have a matching envelope.


I make many of my own envelopes, using paper rather than cardstock, and lining with the wide washi.

Hope you'll try using washi for your next projects. Be sure to check all the new products in the Poppystamps and Memory Box

(Open Studio) stores!

Have a wonderful weekend, hope it's extra crafty!

Nancy Floral Signature copy







Two Colour Slimline Plate card.
by Pam Simpson


Burgundy & Cream card..Simple quick card! we all need these sometimes..


I have cut "Leafy Vine Slim Plate" 3 times and adhered these together, it gives a lovely depth to panel.  Adhered onto a Burgundy/Wine card the same size, ..I have used a cream card 1" inch wide strip, wrapped 1" inch linen ribbon around to the back, adhere using double sided tape..Next adhere to the panel..


Next I cut in Cream and burgundy "Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frames..using 3 D foam tape placed on a slant, cream "Happy Birthday Flourish" , decorated with Orchard leaves. finished with a cream Linen double bow and gems..

Finished card 9"inches x 4" inches..

Thank you for stopping by and "Happy Easter" to you all Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy





Quick and Simple Birthday Card
by Sue McRae


Hello crafty friends, Sue here with a quick and simple card.

Sometimes it’s okay to make more complicated and time consuming cards and sometimes you need to have a card come together quickly. Today it’s all about the simple card.


If I break down this card design it’s 3 dies to make the background, 1 die for the sentiment and 1 die for embellishments. But you can easily change it and only use 2 of the dies for the background or leave out the flower embellishments, making it an even quicker card design.


To make the card come together quickly I went with a monochromatic colour scheme. All I had to do was pick one colour, purple, and by using the Memory Box Twilight Purple Paper Pack the 4 complementary shades are already chosen for me.


I die cut the 3 background dies, adhered them together and attached them to my card base.

The Happy Birthday Flourish was die cut from white cardstock for a bit of contrast.


I used the small blooms from the Floral Cluster to add to the sentiment flourish and added some black gems to the flower centres.

Card done.


I love it when a card comes together so easily!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great crafty week!

Sue Floral Signature copy






Layered Backgrounds.
by Pam Simpson


Simply yet effective using Background plates from Poppystamps together..Gorgeous colour  Glitter Paper from Memory Box  Glitter Pad. Graceful Garden.


Look how these two background plate`s look together, Lattice Plate using white card and double diamond lattice plate, using glitter card. I have adhered these together 


Card size 5 inch x 7 inch..this is the size of the finished card, I am using Pinpoint Half ring to create a border as well as using the cut out.


3 mm thick double sided 3 d foam, around the rectangle.


Main card..Adhere the frame with 3 d foam ..next  using wet glue (pva) place the  center panel inside..hope you agree how pretty these background panels look together.


This touch of black, really makes the pink and white pop! Sentiment Memory Box. Big and Little Reverse Words,  Versafine Onyx black ink..cut with the matching die. Grosgrain bow. Orchard leaves in green card.


I did not want to waste my glitter cutout diamonds, random placed in the background,..


Hope I have given you some ideas to use background cutting plates, sure you`ll find many more uses for them..

Thank you for stopping by Pam xx

Pam Floral Signature copy