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Flower Cart
by Tricia Barber


Hello! Tricia here with you today sharing a card that I made with the Corner Shoppe release.  I used the new Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart die set along with Flower and Leaf Sprinkles die set.  I love this vintage inspired flower cart.  The Flower and Leaf Sprinkle die set is so adorable with the cute tiny flowers.  So much fun to create! I used the die to die cut several different colors of cardstock.  Now I have plenty to use for future cards! 


I created a focal point with the Scallop Pinpoint Rings. I layered this onto a panel of light orange vellum.  I love using vellum on my cards.  It softens the look of the cardstock and I layered a lacy panel underneath.  It is hard to see in the photo but in real life it adds just a little extra to the card panel! 


I finished off the card panel with some fairy jewels.  I added a foiled sentiment using the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die.  I hope you have a wonderful and crafty day! 

Tricia Floral Signature[9]




Wedding Cards using the Nordic Border Craft Die Set
by Sphoorti








Hello Poppy Peeps!



Remember the card I made a few weeks ago? The Delicate Lace Card using the Nordic Border die set? Well, as usual - since I had the supplies out already, I cut out a lot more than I actually needed. And I figured, since these have the wedding vibe, why not make a wedding card? So, here I am with two wedding easel cards using the lacy goodness from the Nordic Border die set!





The prep work for this was pretty much the exact same as the Delicate Lace Card. The only difference is, once I had a panel with a number of rows of the border die cuts, I ran them through the die cutting machine again using the top tier and bottom tier cake dies from the 2469 Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die. The panel I had was very long enough for me to squeeze two top tiers and one bottom tier, so I figured I'd make two cake cards. I used some pattern paper with flock on it for the bottom tier of the gold cake card.





I couldn't make up my mind on the gold glitter card stock and the silver, so I figured I'd make one of each. I cut the glitter card stock from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad using the 2466 Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die for the icing on the cakes.





For the sentiment, I utilized the 2555 Sending Love Poe Script craft die. I cut some with the same glitter card stock that I used for the icing. However, to add a splash of color, I also cut some from festive green and festive red glitter card stock from the same pad. These colors happen to be the favorites and/or birthstone colors of my cousins and their fiancés, so it seemed like the perfect choice!





The rest of the card came together pretty much the same way as the other easel cards that the design team has made in the past. I had the hearts left over from the sentiment die cuts, so I used those on the inside as stoppers.





I couldn't help but take a whole bunch of pictures of these, so enjoy these scrolling gallery of pictures!









Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake these cards? Would you do anything differently? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!


Thank you for visiting!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy





Amazing You!
by Rachel Duong


Hi friends, it's Rachel! I'm here with a new Poppystamps challenge. The theme is "Old School". Create a project using at least one Poppystamps die. Link it up and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. Florals are timeless and classic, so I am sharing a themed card using the beautiful "Perfect Posies Bouquet" die.


To create this card I die cut the Poppystamps "Perfect Posies Bouquet" and the "Teardrop Butterflies" dies in a sturdy white cardstock. I die cut the butterflies again using the Memory Box "Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad". Next I blended blue, green and teal distress ink over the bouquet. For dimensional effects, I doubled up some of the blossoms. For sparkle, I applied glitter glue to the blossom centers and petals. I chose a deep blue card base from the Memory Box "Ocean Blue" collection. A hot foil sentiment from the "Modest Banner Greetings" set adds a fresh silver accent. White splatters fill in empty space. Finally, an "Old School" sheer, organza ribbon finishes the card.


These are some of the supplies I used. 


Do you use organza ribbon on your cards? I remember the first time I was introduced to cardmaking, organza ribbon was often used. It is so delicate, soft and pretty enhancing many styles of cards.


I hope you get a chance to take part in this challenge. And by the way, with the start of a new school year, why not give your "Old School" card to a favorite teacher to tell them how amazing they are?! Have fun and don't forget to link your card up.

Take card and happy crafting~


Rachel Floral Signature



Challenge Reminder : Use Foil by Marybeth Lopez


Hello Marybeth Lopez  here with you today with a Poppystamps Challenge Reminder. All you need to do is add foil.

It's my turn to pick the June guest this month. I chose Lisa  Sheneck.  I met Lisa on Instagram. I loved her kindness , cards and crafty things she makes.   Lisa is a happy kind person who loves creating cards and making lots of wonderful gifts. I really enjoy all the crochet projects she makes and gives away as gifts, always with a beautiful card too.

Thank you Lisa for being my guest, I appreciate that you said yes .



 Lisa Sheneck  You can click here to see her card and post.


I live in the Midwest with my amazing husband, two awesome college age children, and also two of the most adorable dogs you have ever seen, and my daughter’s cat - I called her Miss Kitty. I work as a communications specialist. I have always been a creative being, and I started making cards when my kids were very young and I couldn’t just run out to the card store every time I needed a card. I fell madly in love with cardmaking!  When I’m not working or creating, I enjoy making special treats for people (like caramels or cookies) going to the movies, and going on family hikes!  I love to read and crochet too! I am so thrilled to be a guest designer at Poppystamps!!! 


I added glitter paper to the back side of my panel, the die I used is Poppystamps : Stained Glass Butterfly and collage. I love the intricate look of the card but made with ease.


The sentiment was made with Modest Greetings , Foil and Cut Die Set from Poppystamps 


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


Thank you of the visit, hope you have a blessed weekend 

Happy Flag Day in the  USA





by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel and I am here in the midst of Panda-monium! The birthday balloons are a bit out of control but the party is just getting started. I am super excited about the new Poppystamps February release! When I saw the "Whittle Panda Pickup Kit" I couldn't wait to create a card. It comes with four pandas and lots more, wow!


I used solid colors straight out of the packs, giving it a child-like quality. I did not ink blend or paint any of the pieces. Instead, I gathered a palette of yellows and greens with a blue background.


Have you tried the paper stacks? The color assortment, variety of gorgeous glitter and foiled finishes are second to none! The additional dies I used were the Poppystamps "Word Balloons" and the "Whittle Spinner Background".


Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut a card front measuring 4 x 5.25 from the Memory Box Stormy Blue paper pack.
2. Place the "Whittle Spinner Background" die over the upper part of the card front and run through die cutting machine.
3. Die cut the panda bear two times, once out of black and another time out of white card stock. There are four pandas to choose from!
4. Using a small scissor for fussy-cutting, cut out the black eyes, ears, nose, and paws. Glue them onto the white panda. 
5. Die cut the wheels for the truck in black and the fenders and hub caps in brown or grey.
6. Die cut the truck in yellow from the Memory Box Sunset Orange paper pack.
7. Using three shades of green from the Memory Box Lush Green paper pack, die cut three stalks of bamboo.


8. Choose six shades of green and yellow paper and die cut balloons. 
9. Tape embroidery thread to the back of each balloon.
10. Die cut the speech bubble in black card stock from the Poppystamps "Word Balloons" die.
11. Heat emboss the sentiment in white powder.


12. Adhere the pieces onto the card front.
13. Finally, adhere the card front onto a charcoal card base.


Thanks for stopping by the party. I hope you had a blast. Please take a look at the new Poppystamps February release. There are so many fun things just waiting to be crafted! Have a wonderful day!


Rachel Floral Signature




A Bride and Frankenstein
by Rachel Duong



Greetings! It's not an ordinary-kind-of-day card, it's Frankenstein and Corpse Bride celebrating their wedding anniversary. This is a mix of many fabulous Poppystamps dies, paper, and embellishments from the new Fall release. These "Whittles" characters have so many infinite possibilities!


Please keep reading for directions on how I made this card... if you dare!


1. Die cut the "Whittle Witch" and the "Whittle Creatures" die sets onto watercolor paper or heavy cardstock. Additionally you can die cut an extra forehead for Frankenstein if you want it to stick out!

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2. Die cut Frankenstein's clothes and hair with black shiny, metallic paper from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad". Then die cut the Corpse Bride's dress and shoes with glitter paper from the "Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad". (Papers listed below)
3. Color the faces and foreheads of both figures and don't forget the legs and bangs of the bride. I used markers but watercolor would work just as well.
4. Cut sections from a pale blue organza ribbon for the Corpse Bride's dress and veil. Witchy tip: cut the dress' ribbon a little longer to leave room for glue.
5. Cut two shades of pale blue embroidery thread for the Corpse Bride's hair.


6. Hot foil and die cut the "Best Wishes" sentiment from "Modest Greetings 1" in gold and frame it with a slightly larger piece of cardstock.
7. Die cut the smaller piece of the two "Layer Cake Drip Icing" die set with glitter paper and the spiderweb from "Halloween Assemblage" in cardstock. 
8. Cut a gray rectangle of cardstock from the Earth Neutral Collection slightly smaller than an A2 card and adhere to a white base.
9. Glue the figures and the coordinating pieces down. 
10. Place a "Fairy Jewel" on the sentiment piece to finish the card.


This card was enchanting to craft. It will be perfect for the couple who welcomes a Halloween or Fall themed wedding. I love that it is clean and simple, yet silly and fun. Thank you for visiting and now I am off to another festivity!

Rachel Floral Signature