70 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

CAS June Challenge Reminder
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today! It's time to say Hello Summer, and what a better way to do it than by playing along with our Poppystamps June Challenge, CAS! 


CAS is short for Clean and Simple, and CAS is just the way I love to create in the hot, sticky Florida summer weather! I made a super easy breezy CAS card that reminds me a lot of summer, when the flowers are wild and high and the bright color is everywhere! Take a look!


I started with a clean and crisp white card base, but unfortunately, my photos all have a little yellowish tint to them this week -- it's been raining like a monsoon all week! I love to photograph during the day when my house is filled with bright, natural Florida sunlight, but now the skies are dark and stormy. When I create CAS cards, I love to use bright colors and extra bright white card stock too.



I cut out the Pointed Rectangle Frame in white, which makes a nice border, and then the Hello Outline in green and white. I then cut a few flower silhouettes from Tall Sketch Daisies, and played with the arrangement to vary the size of the daisies.



Then I added the Peek a Boo Kitty. Whenever I make any of the Peek a Boo animals, I always add a piece on the back for the eyes and the nose by cutting very tiny pieces of paper and gluing it to the back. You can see how I arranged and glued the tiny daisy stems on to the Hello Outline. Here is my "designer tip" for working with lots of die cuts, like I love to do: pay attention to the tiny details, like borders, edges, how the pieces fit together, what is showing or sticking out. It's those finishing touches that can really make your projects pop!



Once my pieces were all assembled, I just lifted the whole cut and gluesd it onto my card base. I said it was pretty easy breezy! There's my Peek a Boo Kitty popping out behind the "e."



Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you'll create! Simple create a CAS card using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp set, and link it up on our Poppystamps linky to the right. Think easy breezy summer fun!



Thanks so much for joining us today!





Clean and Simple Challenge
by Dana Kirby


Hello Friends! It is Dana here today stopping by to remind you about our monthly challenge. This month the challenge is to create a Clean & Simple Card. You can find all the details and information Here: Clean & Simple Challenge. I hope you get a chance to join us, you might just be the lucky winner! 


I started my card by die cutting the Stitch Wreath from a white cardstock panel and from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad in a variety of colors. 


Next, I inlaid all the small glittered leaves back into the wreath. I used a little liquid glue for this step. Though this takes a little extra time, I think the end result is well worth it.


Lastly, I used the Birthday Blowout Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment directly onto my card panel. 


What do you think? It doesn't get any more clean and simple than this! I hope you get a chance to join us and play along with the challenge. 


Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on June 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

Dana Floral Signature copy





Social Distance Garden Bouquet
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Poppystamps Friends!

Today, I am sharing a pretty Garden Bouquet CAS card created just for you! This bright and clean CAS card has a very easy breezy look to it, but sometimes looks can be deceiving! 


To create this card, you only need TWO dies, Garden Bouquet, Heart Favor, and Pointed Rectangle Frames, but you will need to make multiple cuts in different colors, and then carefully piece and glue the tiny flower petals in place. As usual, I always rely on my old friend, the craft tweezers, which is a MUST HAVE tool in my crafty stash. 


I cut the Pointed Frame, Garden Bouquet, and Heart Favor all in black, then glued everything onto my card base. Then I recut the Heart Favor in Aqua Blue, then again in Peach. Then I cut a combination of flower petals and butterflies in bright colors, and then glued everything in place. This might be easy breezy for you, but depending on what kind of die cutting machine you use, those tiny little petals might fly and stick everywhere! As long as you keep you colors and positions straight when you pull your die off the plate, adhering the tiny petals is actually kind of fun! I live seeing the color take shape.


I thought it would be a fun little technique to cut the hand in Aqua Blue, so it looks like the giver is wearing gloves! A little thank you to so many of us who are still social distancing and staying safe, or a thank you to our heroes wearing masks and gloves to work all day! I love the bold pops of color against the black too!


Thanks so much for stopping by the the blog today! We are always grateful for your love and support every day!








Clean and Simple Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez



Hi there,Marybeth here today sharing a bit of how I made this very simple card, made with Poppystamps : Happy Birthday Stitched Tag and Intricate Cut Butterflies. For a  chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Poppystamps store, all you have to do is make a clean and simple card .


PSC#69 Clean and Simple  This month we're looking for projects that are Clean and Simple.    Clean and Simple is a style - it's typically defined by lots of clean white space,  limited embellishments and layers, and one main image.  The card should be easy to recreate and make multiples of and Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 


I used the Intricate Cut Butteries for this card , I took a picture of different butterflies but done the same.  I cut a few butterflies at a time from memory box , patterned paper called: Garden Folly, I can select the ones I like. I also like to layer them with the white layer on the bottom


I love the Gracious Leaves embossing folder!



I only used the "Happy Birthday" without the tag this time. I think the double layers of butterflies gives a bit of movement to the card.


Take care , hope you have a blessed week!





Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello and welcome to the Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz! Marybeth here today.... All you have to do is leave comment on this post for a chance to win: Happy Birthday Stitched Tag from Poppystamps ! I like using this die with the tag or the happy birthday all on its own.


This is becoming one of my new favorites :the tag with birthday , Embossing Folder Gracious Leaves and the Intricate Cut Butteries 


First I gathered my papers and dies all listed below.


I cut a few butterflies out of : memory box Garden Folly patterned paper . I wanted to be able to choose the ones I wanted , I also cut a few all white .I cut the birthday sentiment twice so I could layer them.


I love the embossed background and how easy it is to use. 


I like to layer the butterflies with the patterned paper on top. They fold down for easy mailing. I cut my tag out of watercolor cars stock.



 Have fun and enjoy the Blog Blitz, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win.

God bless you all and may peace be with you.

Copied fromJeanne: The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through June 16. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

We know you love to make too!  When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020  tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize.  Their project will be featured on our Instagram account with the winner announcement.





Washi Frame
by Sue McRae


Hello crafty friends, Sue here with a very quick and simple card idea. If you need a card in a hurry, this project is for you!


I took some of the Memory Box wide Washi Tape and covered an A2 sized card panel with each design of washi tape. These tapes are so pretty with the floral and greenery designs! Then all you have to do is pick a die to cut out from these washi panels. I chose the Adriana Square Frame and die cut it from each of the washi panels to see what kind of look I could get. In the end I chose the panel with the Sunset Blush Washi because I liked the random sprinkling of colours throughout and all the white space it still left on the frame. It reminded me of loose watercolouring. The good think is, I still have the other frames to quickly make another card when needed.


Since the Adriana Frame is square I decided to go for a square card. I cut a piece of blue striped patterned paper from the Springtime Bouquet Paper Pad to 4.25" square and adhered the frame ontop.


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in the centre of the frame and mounted this piece with foam tape and attached it to a 4.5" square card base.


To finish off the card I added a few gems for some sparkle. That's it and the card is complete!


I hope this gives you some ideas on using your washi tape with your dies to make quick and easy cards. 

Have a happy and safe crafty week!

Sue Floral Signature copy