310 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

Whittle Tropical Gators Kit
by Birgit Norton

Good morning Poppystamps friends!  These happy gators have come to the Poppystamps shop to show you their lighter side.  They're not so scary at all when they're made of paper!  I've got a clean and simple, quick and easy card for you today using this friendly trio.  Let's get started!

IMG_7158I started by cutting the Whittle Tropical Gator Kit elements out of scraps of colored cardstock from my scrap box.  Poppystamps has made it very easy by grouping items together so you can cut the shapes out all in one pass of your die cutting machine.

Next, I highlighted and added color using blending sponges and Distress Oxide Inks, and assembled the pieces.

IMG_7160I made an A2 size card base and added a panel of this heat embossed raindrop pattern to the front.  Next I glued the die cut pieces, using the cover of the dies for inspiration.

IMG_7161There was plenty of extra space on the front of the card to add a sentiment, so I used the Colwell Label Set to cut a layered label and stamped one of the sentiments from the Whittle Tropical Gators Kit onto the white label.

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Challenge Reminder
by Lisa Elton

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Hello there! I'm here today with a reminder that you still have time to play along in our Poppystamps Challenge. We're looking for your take on "Bloom Where You Are Planted". I've paired some of our pretty Nordic Fancy Blossoms with the perfect sentiment from the Colorful Life stamp set on my inspiration card.

After stamping the sentiment in the center of a vanilla card base, I framed it with the medium die from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame set. The pretty paper is from the Anemone Grove paper pad available at our parent company, Memory Box.
Several of the Nordic Fancy Blossoms were cut using papers from the Sunny Orange paper pad. A few of the dies were cut with the same vanilla cardstock I used on the card base. I think these might just be my favorite of the Nordic flowers available in the shop! I love their size and shape! After arranging the flowers around the frame, I added a golden  butterfly and a few Fairy Jewels. It's a layered card, but still a clean and simple design.
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I hope my sunny blooms have inspired you to join in our challenge! Two winners  are selected every month. One design is the favorite and the other is randomly selected to win a $20 gift card to the shop. You have a couple of weeks left to join us and we hope you do!




Bloom Challenge
by Marybeth Lopez




 Hi there, Marybeth Lopez here with you again today . I'm here with a reminder to let you know you still have plenty of  time to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge: Bloom Where You Are Planted.

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!

I used the same products as I did in the card I posted a few weeks ago, So I used the same photo.  The one below is from a few weeks ago. 

Same Poppystamps dies and 6x6 paper pack but used just a bit differently .  The card below has all three layers of the bloom on it and above only two layers and less blooms

I love the pops of soft orange with the pinks but think I like less flowers. What do you think?

IMG_7306 Watermark copy I hope you have time to play along.   

This will be my last post with Poppystamps , I have so enjoyed being on the DT of Poppystamps for so many years . Thank you to Poppystamps .

 As always I hope you can find peace in each day and May God Bless you all , always. Thank you so much for your support and kindness . Take Care.




Blooms and Frames
by Marybeth Lopez



 Hello and Happy almost May. Marybeth Lopez  here with you today using Poppystamps new Scallop Rings and Nordic Bellflower dies. Love this round scalloped frame you can use in many ways. 


I used watercolor card stock for my card because I love the texture and firmness of it. The base of the card is regular card stock. I loved using the patterned paper from memory box 6X6 paper pad . Also loving the bits of shimmer from the gold.


The package of Greeting Tabs couldn't be easier to add to any card. One of my favorite new products this spring. I added two to this card , now I kinda wish I added a third. As you can see the bloom has three layers to each flower, but I only used two layers per flower. I felt the patterned paper added enough dimension to the flowers.  I kept it simple and didn't add the leaves either.  I let the blooms and the frame shine.

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I hope you have a wonderful  week and find some time to craft . God Bless and may you find peace and joy in each day.




Nordic Butterfly Trio
by Birgit Norton


Hello Poppy friends, Birgit here with you today with a different take on using the Nordic Butterfly Trio from the spring release.


I started by cutting the Nordic Butterfly Trio out of a piece of script paper that I found in my scrap bucket.


I then layered the butterflies, gluing them down through the center, bending the wings up to give them dimension.


Next, I embossed a piece of pale blue cardstock from the 6x6 Vintage Patel Mirror Pad using the Cheerful Floral Embossing Folder which you can find here

IMG_6241I mounted the embossed mirror panel to an A2 sized card and glued the butterflies onto the flowers.  The details on this 3D embossing folder is phenomenal on this mirror cardstock!


I then added these photo corners that were cut using a die from the Basic Junk Journal Set, to finish the card.


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See all-the-way-through Card
by Sphoorti


Hello Poppy Peeps!


Sphoorti here, back with a truly see-through card creation. Poppystamps recently released their stunning "2022 Scandinavian Spring" collection, and I couldn't resist playing with the gorgeous 2615 Nordic Lacy Plate die. You might have even spotted this card on the Poppystamps Instagram during our Insta hop last month! Today, I'm excited to share a step-by-step guide on how to make this captivating, "latticed" card yourself. Take a peek inside!





I started off by cutting four panels of Neenah Solar White 110 pound card stock using the 2615 Nordic Lacy Plate die. For extra sturdiness of the panels, I adhered two panels together. Then I adhered the resulting two pairs of thick panels to make a top-folding card.




Then I cut four of the largest hearts from the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts Craft Die Set and adhered one on each side of the card so that they all overlap or cover each other.





On the front, I cut out a number of hearts using some silver foiled card stock, some alcohol ink card stock I had in my stash, and some plain white card stock and alternated the various resulting frames.





On the inside, I found some marbled pattern paper in my stash that I thought I'd use just for a change instead of plain white card stock.





I had a leftover silver foiled banner from a hot foiling spree from earlier this year which I used as the sentiment. It's from the PSF806 Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Craft Die set and reads "You are so amazing".



And that was it, really! What do you think?





Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! We love to hear from you.


Have a great week ahead!




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