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Floral Vase
by Candice Crawford


Hey there crafty friends! Candice here on the blog again sharing another card project. Today's card features the new Floral Vase Pop Up Easel set. Poppystamps has released another Pop-up easel card and this one is absolutely stunning. With all Pop-up easel sets, you can create cards as the die is intended or you can use the die as just a focal image on the card as I did with my card today. 


In addition to using the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel set. I also used the new Teardrop Butterflies die, the Evangeline Pinpoint Frame die for my background and the You are amazing Poe Script Greeting Hot foil plate for my sentiment. The combination of the products work so well together. They create several layers of dimension on my card design. 


The floral vase die set comes with 11 dies to create the vase and several layered flowers. I die cut the flowers, leaves and stems from several pieces of scrap cardstock in various shades of pink, green and yellow. The butterflies were die cut from gold mirror cardstock and I used my Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass to add a bit of blue shading behind the florals to make them pop!


To add a bit of dimension to the background, I added some light gray cardstock to peak though the floral petals of the Evangeline Pinpoint Frame. The sentiment was created using some gold hot foil from my stash and my Go Press and Foil machine.  I love the way this card came out and I absolutely adore the new Floral Vase Pop Up Easel set.  The vase is so versatile and can be used or any occasion. Fun tip! The vase die just by itself is large enough to make a focal image on  a 5x7 card. So if you ever wanted to try your hand at making 5x7 cards, this die set would be perfect.  

I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time....Happy Crafting.Candice Floral Signature copy





Thinking of You
by Candice Crawford



Hey there crafty friends! Did you know Valentine's Day is Valentine's Day is in 16 days.  Have you started making your Valentine's Day cards? 

Well if you are a bit behind in your card making, today's project share should help inspire you to crafting.  My card today features several new dies from the latest release.


I am using the Vintage Scallop Heart die, the Sending Love Poe Script along with the Criss Cross Heart Foil Plate. If you have not tried hot foiling on your cards, I strongly recommend doing so. The level of embossed shine that comes from the hot foil is absolutely stunning. 


To create the background of my card, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Abandon Coral and Age Mahogany on to my A2 size card front.  Then with silver hot foil I added the Criss Cross Heart image to the card. 


Lastly I die cut the sentiment Sending Love from white card stock 3 times and layered them together for added dimension. This card was very simple to make and can easily be massed produced.  I hope you have enjoyed today's cardsharp and found inspiration.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Avocado Love
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_2Hi Crafty Friends,
Are you making Valentine's Day Cards? I am! These Whittle Avocados make a perfect pair.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have a Valentine? What is his/her name?
A: Me? Yes! My Valentine is my puppy Maddie

I started my card by creating the background with Poppy Stamps Criss Cross Heart Stencil. I used Distress Oxide Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover for the different color hearts then splattered it with glitter and Copic White Paint.

IMG_8806I used the inside of the Scalloped Stitch Frames Die to create my red border for the top of my shaker. I added foam tape all around it and mounted it on my stenciled base with the avocado clay pieces inside. You can see them all at the bottom before shaking.

Final_1I finished my card by mounting the Vintage Scalloped Heart die in the center with the sentiment You Guac My World.

Meghan Floral Signature


An Evening Valentine
by Rachel Duong

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Hello, this is Rachel here to share another heart card but this time with a little more color and a twist from the typical Valentine hues!  I gave it an elegant, emerald-teal shimmering background paired with a rich, burgundy organza ribbon. The candlelit gold and magenta mirrored accents bring it all together....and big hugs too! This Poppystamps valentine is for someone very special. 


Steps to create this card.
1. Hot foil the "Big Hugs" sentiment from the Poppystamps "You are Amazing Poe Script Greetings" hot foil and cut die set. Use rainbow foil on white. This sentiment will not be used on this card, so save it for another one.
2. Using the scrap of used foil from above, place on a solid metal plate and foil the negative view.
3. Die cut it out using the matching frame from the set. Die cut a second layer for extra height and interest if desired.
4. Using pale markers in yellow, pink and lavender, fill in the words to give the sentiment a warm candlelit glow.


5. Die cut the top heart from the Poppystamps "Vintage Scalloped Heart" dies in dark red card stock.
6. Blend two shades of brown oxide ink around the border leaving the center red. The lightest brown goes first and further toward the center, the darker brown around the outside edge to finish the look.
7. Die cut the scalloped heart in warm metallic gold from the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad".


8. Using the Poppystamps "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame", cut hearts in the colors as follows.
a. Shiny magenta pink hearts - die cut a 1.5" strip of metallic magenta pink card stock from the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad". 
b. Chocolate brown hearts - die cut a strip of chocolate brown card stock. 
c. Brown and gold hearts - smudge embossing ink on a strip of brown card stock. Sprinkle gold embossing powder over the strip and heat emboss. Die cut the strip for beautiful two-toned hearts!
d. Dark red hearts - Splatter watered down white acrylic paint on a strip of dark red card stock. Run the strip through the cutting machine and collect the speckled hearts!


9. Make a square card base measuring 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 out of heavyweight dark gray card stock.
10. Cut a square measuring 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 from the Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad" shimmering cardstock in emerald teal.
11. Tie a small ribbon with burgundy organza ribbon.
12. Adhere the pieces together. Double sided tape works best to adhere the glitter front to the base. 
13. Arrange the hearts and adhere using glue dots. Create balance by spreading out the colored hearts in a natural, organic way yet keeping the chocolate and red speckled hearts layered under the magenta and gold ones. These showstoppers should be front and forward!


Big hugs and lots of hearts to you. Have an enchanting day today until we meet again.  (In a few weeks!)



Challenge Reminder PSC# 100 Let It Snow
by Candice Crawford


Happy Wednesday crafty friends! Its that time of the month to remind you all of our monthly challenge. This month's theme is Let it Snow. 

This time of year all that glitters is snow!  We're looking for projects celebrating winter. This could be either a snowy scene, or keeping cozy by the fire with a warm cuppa, or maybe a winter birthday!  Your project can be for any occasion and is not limited to cards.  We welcome home decor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little more motivation to play along? 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  January 29 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  February 1!!    

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



The card I created for the challenge this month a very glitter and full of the snow theme. I used the new Diamond Snowflake Oval Frame and the new Whittle Polar Bears die sets for the focal points on my card. I cut the frame from white glitter cardstock and the Polar Bears from plain white carstock where I colored there noses with my Copic Makers. 


The background was created with my Distress Oxide inks in Speckled Egg, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire. For the sentiment on the card I heat embossed it with Silver Embossing powder using the Christmas Sparkle Stamp set. 


I really like how this card came together. It looks absolutely stunning an glittery in real life. I hope you too enjoyed today's Challenge Project and found inspiration. There is still time to join the challenge to win a prize. Until next time crafters....Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy





Sending Love.
by Nancy Penir


Happy New Year, and welcome. A new year brings new holidays and Poppystamps has some new sets in the shop for Valentines.


One of my  favorites is the new Vintage Scalloped Heart die set. A lovely 2 piece set that resembles a sweet box of chocolates when put together.


The sentiment 'Sending Love' is another of the new dies, and. look how perfect it fit within the heart.


I didn't want my background to compete with the gorgeous heart, so I stenciled a panel is pale pinks, and to dull it even more, edged and added more pink with my ink blending brush.


This is a technique I love to do. It adds textural interest but doesn't overpower the main focal point.


I'd love to know what you think of the newest heart die set. Let me know in the comment section.


Hope you enjoyed today's post, and hope your New Year is off to a great crafty start!

Nancy Floral Signature copy