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Winter Wishes: Two Cards
by Tiffany Pryce

Hey friends and welcome back to the blog! Tiffany here, and I'm sharing two cards today. Both cards are an ode to winter and can be used for holiday cards or generic winter well wishes. If you're like me, you're still working on your holiday card stash. I'm looking for designs that are easy to make, but still impactful and pretty. Using the new Poppystamps holiday release fits the bill! If you haven't seen the gorgeous new products, head over to the shop after reading. Hopefully I can inspire you with these easy to make card designs.



Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock trimmed to 5.25 x 4 inches. Ink blend three blues around the edges of the panel leaving a sort of highlight area for to bring the focal to the bears. Splatter the panel with clean water, diluted blue dye ink, and liquid glitter. Lastly, I used a white paint pen to dot around the panel.


Next, die cut snowflakes using the Snowflake Flurry Collage die. Keep the whole snowflakes for use on the inside of the card. Back the panel with a piece of glitter cardstock from the Glitzy Glitter paper pad. Adhere to an A2 card base.


Die cut the adorable polar bears from the Whittle Polar Bears die. Die cut them a few times for dimension. The top layer uses matte white cardstock from the Polished Foil paper pad.


Inside the card, stamp a sentiment from Wintertime Sentiments stamp set. Around it, adhere the snowflakes you saved.



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My second card is another sentiment-less winter card. Don't you love the warm and cozy vibes of the holidays?! The new Whittle Cocoa with Whip is perfect!


First, I adhered patterned paper from the Christmas Jolly paper pack to an A2 card base. I love the traditional colors with the twist of mint. Next, I die cut the Whittle Cocoa with Whip a couple times so it had dimension. I die cut the whip from white cardstock and lightly ink blended some brown ink on the side. I added liquid glitter on top. The cup was from red cardstock and again, I ink blended brown ink to add shading. Brown ink on red cardstock makes a deeper shade of red versus using a dark red ink. I also die cut two layers of the Snowflake Loop and adhered them together. I used the snowflake to die cut layers from white and gold cardstock.


I adhered all of the components together on the card front.


Inside the card, I used the negative piece of paper that I cut the individual snowflake from to create my own stencil. I ink blended several mint colored snowflakes. The sentiment is stamped from the Wintertime Sentiments stamp set.


Hope you enjoyed these cards and I'll see you next time. Happy Sunday!

Tiffany Floral Signature copy





Gold Tipped Fall Leaves
by Janet Katz

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Check out Poppystamps' Instagram reel or Facebook post today to see a video of how this card was made.
I'm utterly smitten with the Fanciful Fall Leaves die set. Today, I decided to show them off against a background of Distress ink.
To make the background, I used Distress inkpads and sprays with the ink smooshing technique on 140lb watercolor paper. I started with a 6" x 7" piece and cut it down to the 4" x 5.25" portion I liked the most.
Since the die cuts themselves have such great etched detail, I began by cutting them from the same watercolor paper.
I took each die cut and rubbed it across an embossing ink pad to coat the tips. For the acorns, I used an embossing ink pen. Then, I dipped the leaves and acorns into gold embossing powder and heat embossed each.
I used a circle punch to cut out a 2.5" circle from a soft blue-green cardstock. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes Stamp set onto brown cardstock with black ink. I used the label die cut that comes with the stamp set to cut out the sentiment.
I made a thread nest using some light brown thread. Finally, I layered it all together beginning with the inky background on top of blue-green cardstock. I placed 3 leaves under my circle and then glued my thread nest on top. I glued together 7 gold-tipped leaves and adhered them to the circle. Next, I adhered the sentiment down over the leaves with foam adhesive. Finally, I added two little acorns onto the sentiment.
Try showing off some of our great etched die shapes with plain light cardstock over an exciting background. Happy crafting!
Janet Floral Signature copy


You Are the Sweetest
by Nancy Penir


Hello and welcome! Nancy here, and I have one last summer card for you, before pumpkin season takes over. 


I have geraniums in my garden, do you? Our extreme dry heat takes them out in late summer, so I couldn't find one plant blooming, to post a picture of their beauty for you. Their thick lush leaves grow together blanketing the soil, and the flowers grow high on sturdy stems. I wanted to capture that for my card.


All pieces were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked. That way I could assemble the blooms from deeply inked to pale.

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The sentiment is black embossed onto clear cardstock. Be sure to use heat resistant clear cardstock so the heat doesn't warp it.

Layered and dimensional, I will certainly handmake a custom envelope. 

Are your cards taking a turn toward autumn? Sometimes saying goodby to summers bright colors is bittersweet. At least my cards are still blooming! Have a wonderful week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Brilliant Geraniums
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends. Candice here back on the blog with another card share. Today's project features the Brilliant Geraniums flower die set, the Petite Blooms die set and The Say It Big clear stamp set.  


For the background of the card I used the Scalloped Stitched Frames die set that I cut from gold mirror cardstock and white cardstock. For the Geranium leaves on the card, I die cut the images from green cardtock and used my green Copic markers to add additional shading and dimension. 


The sentiment was stamped once in black Versafine Onyx ink onto a vanilla cardstock piece that was die cut from the Basic Ovals craft dies. The sentiment was stamped a second time in Versamark ink onto  a piece of  black cardstock and heated with white embossing powder. I fussy cut the "yet to come" portion of the sentiment and paperpieced the sentiment onto the vanilla oval sentiment piece with liquid glue. 


Lastly I die cut the a flower from white cardstock from the Petite Blooms flower set and added to the sentiment oval panel with liquid glue. The sentiment panel was then attached to a gold oval layering piece with liquid qlue and popped up on foam tape. 

I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until net time, happy crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Ocean Fish
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends, Candice here on the blog sharing a very fun card using the new Ocean Fish Embossing Folder, Stencil and coordinating cutting dies from Memory Box. This combination of products from Memory Box can create beautiful 3D embossed images that can be cut out with the coordinating die that comes together in one set.  


Creating with this new product collection is very easy. Simply die cut the fish images from a sheet of white cardstock. Then use the coordinating stencils and your Distress Oxide inks to color your die cut pieces. The stencil lines up perfectly with the die cuts to create stunning two tone colored fish.  I added a bit of white gel pen for more dimension to the images.


Lastly die cut your colored images using the coordinating dies that come with the embossing folder. For the background on my card I used the Underwater 3D embossing folder from Memory Box, that I colored using my Distress Oxide inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. The sentiment comes from the Poppystamps Whittle Sealife Sentiments stamp set, which  I stamped in VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut out with a small circle punch.  The puns in this stamp set are perfect for this card. To frame up my fish, I use the Stitched Rectangle Trimmings dies from Memory Box that I cut from gold mirror cardstock. 


I has so much fun creating this card and I just loved the way this card came out. I hope you enjoyed the bit of inspiration today. Until next time.....Happy Crafting!Candice Floral Signature copy






Sweet Striped Wishes
by Janet Katz

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Janet here with one last reminder to enter our Word Art challenge to have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 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 that gift certificate.
On this stripey card, I used the Luscious Script Wishes die along with the Life is Sweet Clear Stamp set. To make the stripes, I cut  a lot of 1/4" strips of three different colors of cardstock -- a light turquoise, a teal, and a light yellow-green. I glued the strips to a piece of white cardstock approximately 4" x 5". Next, I trimmed that piece of cardstock to  approximately 4.75" x 3.25" to cut off all the uneven ends. I centered this on a white A2 sized card. I used  the middle-size frame from the Scallop Stitch Frame die set and cut out a scalloped frame and glued it down on the stripes.
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I die cut the word wishes from heavyweight white cardstock and then used a piece of turquoise vellum to cut the the shadow die. I glued these two together and then attached them to the striped background, carefully hiding foam adhesive behind the wider strokes of the letters.
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Next, I stamped the word Sweet from the Life is Sweet stamp set and cut it out and mounted it with foam adhesive above the word. Finally, I added color-matched sequins to the stripes on the cards to give it shine. Hope you enjoyed my explanation and that you enter our contest before the month's end.

Janet Floral Signature copy