229 posts categorized "Border Die"

Twisted Witches Shoe
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_3 (2)Hi Crafty Friends,
It's almost SPOOKY SEASON! I'm getting started early with this bewitching card featuring Poppy Stamps Whittle Witch and Witches Shoe.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite witch movie?
A: Me? Witches

Final (2)

I started my card by creating an inky blended background with Distress Oxide Inks Wilted Violet, Black Soot, and Twisted Citron. Then I splattered it with white Copic Opaque Paint and Distress Oxide Black Soot Ink.

Final (2)I framed my scene with the inside die of the Scalloped Stitched Frame Die. Then I place the Twisted Houses and little witch along the bottom of the frame and added green Fairy Jewels to her cauldron like the potion she is making is boiling over.

Final_2 (2)I finished my card by adding the EEK sentiment in black with a fluorescent green shadow using the Marzipan Alphabet Dies.

Meghan Floral Signature





Another Clean and Simple All-Die Cuts Card!
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again! Remember my post from the other day? I made another card that's very similar with the extras I had leftover, and stepped it up just a bit.


This one's also clean and simple, and completely made with just die cuts. No stamping whatsoever!




I ran the 2464 Marzipan Alphabet craft die multiple times through my Big Shot. All my alphabets were connected, so I ran them through to save time for the next time I might need some alphabets. I stacked a few letters together (just random ones, but with at least two glued together for extra dimension). I stacked the letters H and E and Y about five times for some extra dimension. I used Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to color the H, E, and Y.




I cut some silver mirror card stock using the 2478 Scalloped Stitch Frames craft die and adhered one of the frames to my card panel.




Then I used the 2530 Large Stitched Envelope and Postage craft die to cut an envelope out of vellum. I kept the top flap of the envelope open. I adhered some alphabets inside the envelope and also foam mounted the envelope by adhering some foam tape discreetly behind the alphabets in the envelope.




I took the colored H, E, and Y, and adhered them in a way that it looks as if they're coming out of the envelope. I coated them with glossy accents for some shine.




The card looked a little barren to me, so I adhered a bunch of little enamel hearts in red and white coming out of the envelope. And that was it!




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! Thank you for visiting!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy



Dreamy, Easy Watercolor Background
by Nancy Penir


Hello and hoping it's a beautiful spring day in your neck of the woods! Nancy, here, and I'm sharing a card with a simple watercolor background that never misses!

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Watercolor paper or cardstock works best for this technique, and allows color to  flow. Use 1 or 2 colors, analogous to each other, (otherwise you're liable to end up with mud!), and let the paint do it's thing.


I also watercolored the Leafy Vine Corner, one of my favs from the latest Poppystamp release. 


I ended up adding a few droplets of blue and white, then added my sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed today's post, and try this easy way to create  a background for your cards. 

Again, enjoy the beautiful season!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Challenge Reminder ~ Flower Garden, Garden Kindness
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here with a spring card for the Poppystamps May Challenge-"Flower Garden!" The absolutely adorable Poppystamps "Whittle Happy Fox" and "Whittle Beaver" are joining in to say "Thanks for being kind".  We can never have too much kindness in the world! The "Leafy Vine Corner" die helps to showcase the beautiful spring day too. How is your spring going so far? I am gardening and cardmaking every day, two of my favorite things to do. 


These are the supplies I used for my card. The "Lucky Layered Flowers " dies and the "Layered Pointy Petals"  dies go perfectly on the "Leafy Vine Corner". The "Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate" is a must have. I use it all the time and looks great on everything! The "Heart Jumble" die makes a great  embellishment cut out in metallic gold. Save the extra hearts!


Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the pieces in medium weight white cardstock.
2. Ink blend all using a mix of distress and distress oxide inks. Mask off the white portions of the fox before ink blending. The above picture shows another option to cut apart and color each individual piece of the fox.
3. Color the noses with a black marker.


4. Adhere the flowers to the vine.
5. Hot foil and die cut the "Thanks for being kind" sentiment.


6. Cut an A2 cardfront in vellum.
7. Using a black Sharpie pen, scribble over the vellum.
8. Drop isoprophyl alcohol over the pen. Use a paintbrush to move color around.
9. Glue vellum onto white card base.


10. Die cut the "Hearts Jumble" die. Use any type of paper that you like. I used a leftover brown heart that was embossed in gold!
11. Adhere the pieces to the card front to finish the card. What a cute duo!


Come along and join the challenge with your Poppystamps "Flower Garden" creation. Don't forget to link it up in the challenge section. I hope you love this card as much as I do. Pairing Poppystamps critters and flowers together are such a happy combination. They look so peaceful and relaxed. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the warmer weather this time of year! 


Rachel Floral Signature



Challenge Reminder ~ Cute Critters Seas the Day
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here bringing you a bright and happy seaside card for the Poppystamps April Challenge - Cute Critters. White capped waves and the "Whittle Sunshine" die makes the most perfect setting for a "Whittle Shark" and "Whittle Dolphin" playdate.  I hope you get a chance to create a project, tag, or card featuring one of your favorite Poppystamps cute critters. 


Steps to create this card.
1. Swoosh teal distress ink unevenly over the lower portion of a piece of white cardstock measuring 4.5" x 3.25".
2. Add very small amounts of grey or black ink to distress paste and roughly apply to tops of the teal swooshes.

3. Die cut the Poppystamps "Whittle Sunshine", "Whittle Shark", "Whittle Dolphin", "Double Scalloped Stitched Frames"(largest frame) and "Birthday Wishes Moonlight Script" in white cardstock.

4. Blend yellow and orange distress ink over the sun, blue ink over the shark, and grey over the dolphin. 
5. Blend varying colors of blue and grey over the sentiment.
6. Arrange the ocean scene and glue the sentiment onto the cardfront.
7. Using grey ink, stamp a sentiment of your choice from the "Whittle Sealife Sentiments". There are so many good ones, it was hard to decide which to use!


8. Glue the cardfront on a white A2 cardbase. 
9. Glue the frame over the cardfront scene.
10. Glue the sun, shark and dolphin onto the card overlapping the frame.
11. Add "Clear Fairy Drops" to mimick bubbles to finish the card!


Come aboard and join the challenge with your Poppystamps cute critters creation. Don't forget to link it up in the challenge section. Also, please take a look at this month's guest designer, Traci Jenkins. Traci is a very talented cardmaker and shared an awesome critter card! I won't give it away, but it is so adorable!
Until next time, keep on crafting and "Seas" the day!

Rachel Floral Signature



Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Welcome and Happy Spring! We're so glad you're here! (Poppy friends and Spring!)

I have a birthday card to share with you, and it has some foiling and stenciling, die cuts and layering.


My birthday card started with a coral color cardstock,  and was foiled with Poppystamps new Deco Diamond Plate. Gorgeous!


I used the smallest diamond stencil to add Abandoned Coral and cut the panel down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". 


I let the die cut sentiment be the star of the card. The base is actually gold foil, with the script cut from light pink.


You can see a bit of the gold glimmer in this photo.

So many great foil plates in the Poppystamps store right now, definitely a reason to enjoy the foiling craze!

Have a crafty week, friends, and hope you are enjoying some lovely spring. weather!

Nancy Floral Signature copy