239 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

Slimline Adelaide Snowflakes Card
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti, and I only have one card for you today, and it's such an easy one to make - you can whip it up in 30 minutes, tops!


I started off with the 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die and cut some silver mirror, copper mirror, silver glitter, and gold glitter card stocks from the Glitter and Mirror pad assortments Poppystamps has.




I took a card base long enough to fit the five snowflakes and adhered the gorgeous snowflakes in a staggered fashion along the x-axis.




I hot foiled PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 on some white card stock with copper colored foil and chose the "You are the best" sentiment from it. I matted the sentiment with some silver glitter card stock.





I had some glitter washi tape that slightly matched one of the snowflakes, so I lined the card base with it along the top and bottom edges.




And you know what? That was it! So easy, yet so elegant and festive!


Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for visiting! See you soon!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy





There's No Place Like a Winter Home
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_7Hi Crafty Friends,
This is your reminder to join the Poppy Stamps Let it Snow Challenge #100. I have a beautiful winter house for you today featuring the Winter House Pop Up Easel Dies to inspire you to join. This die set makes it so easy to create gorgeous homes for any season but since it's winter here in Chicago, I made a snow covered house in cool colors.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have a winter or summer home where you go on vacation?
A: Me? No, but when I win lotto I will :)

Final_8I used the winter colors from the Stormy Blues 6x6 Paper pad for my house and glitter paper from the Majestic Hues 6x6 pad for the background so that the window sparkle.


I finished my card with a great sentiment for a new home owner or someone that is moving. Join Challenge #100 Let it Snow! here!

Final_8 Meghan Floral Signature




Three Christmas Cards for Last Minute Inspiration
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_5Hi Crafty Friends,
Christmas is coming up fast but these two cards are quick and easy to create and the critters can be used all winter so if you order now you can still use them in January, February, and March!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: How many Christmas cards did you make this year?
A: Me? 140+

The first card is with the darling mom/daughter or father/son pair of Whittle Polar Bears.


I used the Wintertime Snowflake Frame Die to frame this duo. Then I splattered the entire card with white Copic Opaque Paint and added the sparkle with Christmas Fairy Jewels.

For my second card, I used the same Wintertime Snowflake Frame die but this time I created a scene with the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit.
Final_4I splattered a beautiful blue paper from the Stormy Blue 6x6 Paper Pad with Copic Opaque white and gold watercolor paint to create a shimmery snow.

The Freestyle Script Joy die just adds the perfect sentiment for how this deer family is feeling spending the holiday together.

BONUS CARD! The Oval Fold Frame die makes highlighting sentiments and shape dies easy. I used it below to frame my sentiment from the Christmas Sparkle Set with the fun Whittle Cocoa with Whip die.

I embellished the edges with the Scallop Tall Curve Border Die and added some holly to match the plaid in the Memory Box Holiday paper.
Final_4Here is how it opens...
Final_4 Meghan Floral Signature




Christmas Trees
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello to you all. Marybeth Lopez   here with you today.

May the peace and joy of Christmas fill your hearts at this time of year and always.

I have a pretty pink Christmas card for you today. I used the Poppystamps Iced Pine Trees.


I layered the trees a few times, also layered the snow edges a few times. I added glitter to the snow edge and simply added to the card on top of the beautiful patterned paper by memory box.


Above is the paper pack that I used from memory box. I used the first one on the left, pretty pink , red and gold. I thought it gave a minty look to the card.


Not sure you can see in the photo but the bit of gold in the stripe on the patterned paper , gives just enough sparkle to the edge of the card.

I stamped the sentiment in red to bring the card together and add just a bit more red.


Thank you for stopping by today  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

I hope you can find some ( good for you) crafty time. 

God Bless you all.





by Nancy Penir


Christmas Greetings to all!  Do you need a fun last minute holiday card? I have a shaker for you today.


The new Stacked Joy die cuts all 3 letters of the word Joy together. I die cut once in gold and 5 times in black. Be sure and keep the center of the letter 'O'. You won't need the black.


I used the top gold die cut and glued it to clear card stock before fussy cutting around each letter. 


The finished shaker is filled with tiny sequins, and the gold with the clear cardstock is glued over the frame.


I hope you enjoyed today's simpler card. I think any shaker is a joy for the recipient, don't you? Have a great holiday week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Snowflake Lane
by Rachel Duong


Let's take a stroll down Snowflake Lane! Hi, it's Rachel here to share a few wintery cards I made using the Poppystamps "Snowflake Loop" die and the Poppystamps "Stacked Joy" die. Our first snowfall came last week and it's still here blanketing our neighborhoods. I love how bright and gorgeous the snow is as it glistens in the sunlight. Needless to say, I was inspired, so I cut out a few snow-themed shapes to play around with. The faintest of blue on white for my palette, I created these cards to share with you. 


It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love the natural look of the paint splatters covering the sentiment. Shimmering snowflakes are falling off the edge. Pale blue accents create a peaceful and calm mood. 


Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the Poppystamps "Snowflake Loop" die out of an A2 size piece of heavy white cardstock. (Set aside the die cut for another card)
2. Die cut three snowflakes from the "Snowflake Loop" die using the platinum shimmering cardstock from the Memory Box Festive Glitter Pad. (Save the tiny diamonds on the ends of the snowflakes for a future card)


3. Lay down the card front from (step 1) for reference and stamp the sentiment from the Poppystamps "Christmas Sparkle" clear stamp set with charcoal gray ink.
4. Die cut a snowflake in heavy cardstock. Using the negative piece of the die as a stencil, place it around the sentiment and lightly blend ink over it.


5. Adhere the card front to the card base. 
6. Adhere the platinum snowflakes around the card to your liking and trim off the ends that run off the edges. 
7. Splatter ink and watered-down white acrylic paint around the card. Easy, fun and gorgeous!

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These are the supplies I used.


This card is quick and simple, yet beautiful and elegant.


Here are the steps.
1. Using watered down Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink, lightly and loosely paint brushstrokes over the middle area. 
2. Splatter ink.
3. Die cut the Poppystamps "Stacked Joy" two times and the snowflake from the Poppystamps "Snowflake Loop" dies three times. 
4. Adhere the pieces together and then to the card front.  That's it! 


This card is created using pieces from the first card. I love having almost zero waste!
Here are the steps.
1. Place the "Snowflake Loop" die cut from the first card on an A2 card base to measure where the sentiment will be stamped.  
2. Stamp the sentiment using charcoal gray ink.
3. Using the snowflake stencil created in the first card, blend Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink over the snowflake in three places surrounding the sentiment.
4. Lightly and loosely splatter the watered-down ink unevenly over the card.
5. Adhere the "Snowflake Loop" die on the card.


6. Using the platinum diamonds from the snowflake cut out in card 1, embellish the card for the finishing touch!


I hope you love these cards as much as I do. If you get a chance to make them, please let me know how they turned out. Fantastic, I'm sure!
Enjoy this time of year and I can't wait to be back with another Poppystamps card. Below are the links to supplies I used. Have a great day!

Rachel Floral Signature