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Happy 4th!
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! It's time to celebrate in the USA, and I've 'baked' a cake card for all to share!

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Poppy's fabulous Floral Cake Pop Up Easel Set is so much fun to use, but it's also fabulously versatile. 

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All the pieces for this card (with the exception of the sentiments) are included in the set. No stamping necessary (unless you want to of course!). The designers have been knocking this set out of the park! Be sure to scroll through the blog for more fabulous ideas.

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I love the bright red, white and blue all die cut and shinning bright on this card! 

I won't keep you, don't let those burgers and hot dogs burn on the grill! 

 Happy 4th of July, my American friends! And all you out there too! Who needs an excuse to celebrate! 

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This is a card for cat lovers!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!

In this blog there are many cakes!!!!

All beautiful!!!

With this sweet release from Poppy I leave you my cake full of cute kittens, this is a card for cat lovers!

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Beautiful really???

Upstairs it looks closed and downstairs it is open!

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Remember, this is a slide card!

I don't have cats in my house, but in my dies, I really love them jiji

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Look at this naughty kitty!

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When you open the card, you can see this:

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So sweet!

Do you like my card? leave me a pretty message!

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Kisses!

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Bring on the Cake (Cards)!
by Sphoorti

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Greetings, Poppy Peeps!

I have two cards for you today! My cousin is getting married in June and a bestie is getting married in September, so I thought the timing of the May 2022 Release was just MEANT TO BE for me! And this was the release in which Poppystamps introduced hot foil plates, so it was a dream come true for this girl who's been foiling all the things lately! Let's get right into it!

 

Card # 1 (and my favorite of the two!):

 

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This card combines 2 of my favorite things: Cakes and Flowers/Leaves. I used the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die which was the highlight of this release for me (outside of the Hot Foil plates, of course), and MY! What an awesome product! It comes with a ridiculous number of dies (which cut out 40 designs)! Isn't that wonderful?! And those florals can be used anytime, anywhere! I went crazy and ended up with a plethora of die cuts (not just for these cards but for future ones), so you'll see these resurface multiple times. I hope you don't get bored of me using the same stuff over and over. They're just so cute!

 

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I started off by die-cutting the various parts of the cake. For the two cake layers, after I cut them out, I ran them through the die cutting machine using the Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder for that dry embossed effect. Don't you just love it? I've been meaning to use this for a while now, and thought it'd be perfect for the cake, and wow, I was not disappointed one bit. It was more beautiful than I imagined! (My pictures don't do it justice)

 

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Another product in this release was the Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die and I used it to cut out silver glitter card stock with it to form the icing on the cake.

 

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For the bouquet / florals - I had a few scraps of alcohol ink backgrounds I created the last time I had those supplies out (which was more than 2 years ago) and I found these green ones that I thought would go perfectly with the idea I had in mind. So, I cut up multiple leaves with these. I needed some leaves that were wider and took up more space to fill the bouquet, as well as some longer sprigs, so I decided to pull out some of the older dies that Poppystamps had (like the Leafy Garden Border craft die and the Maple Symphony craft die) and some leftovers from the last time I used the Slim Leafy Collage craft die. I arranged the leaves and decided to top them off with some flowers. I used the same glitter card stock for the flowers as I did for the icing, and put some pearls at the centers.

 

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I hot foiled in gold the Congratulations sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die set (I absolutely love this font!) and cut it out and positioned it on the bottom layer of the cake.

 

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Do y'all remember the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release? It had a thin base bottom die that I used to help the card stand upright. I pulled it out to see if it would fit around the cake and it totally did! I cut up multiples and layered them on top of each other to form a chipboard like piece and placed it inside to use it as a stopper.

 

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And that was it! What do you think? I'm absolutely in love with this card, so much so that I want to keep it for myself (shame on me, feel free to judge!), but I'll be a good girl and share the love. I hope my cousin and his wife love it too!

 

Card # 2 (The wedding-turned-birthday card):

 

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I envisioned this as a wedding card and started with those intentions, but it ended up becoming a birthday card. Here's what happened. 

 

Do y'all remember the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die? I thought it would be perfect for the cake layers (with the quilted look), so I cut up a layer with the frame. Then, I cut that piece up with the cake layers dies and assembled the layers together. I couldn't help but use icing, and I was going for a pure, clean, simple, monochromatic card, so I pulled out the diamond dust and applied it to the icing layers. I put pearls at the intersections, and I JUST realized as I'm typing this that one of the pearls moved! I'm going to have to retake the pictures before uploading them to Instagram because it's killing me (stay calm, my OCD). I guess I was so focused on taking the pictures that I didn't notice that the pearl moved. I don't remember where I got these pearls, but they had adhesive on the back already. I should have used liquid adhesive anyway for security. Lesson learned! For now, pretend I didn't bring this up and all is right with the card and the world. (Note: I just fixed it on the actual card, so I can sleep tonight).

 

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Anyway, back to the making of the card - after assembling the cake, the top part looked a little empty, and I didn't want to use more florals on this card (the whole monochromatic thing was going well for me), but I needed some way to cover up the emptiness on top. I also wanted to use one of the foiled sentiments I made with the Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies (there weren't any that said congrats in either set). I put it on top of the cake layer (like in the forefront) and it was covering up the icing and too much of the top layer, so I asked one of my besties for help - Judy Thai. She usually breaks ties for me when I can't make up my mind about where to place a sentiment. She's very creative and she suggested that I use it as a cake topper! Isn't that brilliant? I did just that and I think it looks great! I just wish I had a sentiment that was more wedding related because this looks more like a wedding cake, in my opinion. Maybe in a future release there'll be another hot foil plate with wedding sentiments and I can replace the Happy Birthday with that? What do you think? Do you think this can pass off as a regular Birthday cake and not a fancy wedding cake?

 

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Everything else was the same as Card #1 (i.e. I used the thin base bottom die from the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release as the stopper for the easel as well as the base) and called it done!



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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Hope you liked the cards!

Love,

Sphoorti

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A Floral Cake Popup Card (a bou-cake!)
By Janet Katz

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There are still several days left to enter our Floral Fantasy Challenge for the month of May. Just post your card using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp and you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to our online store.
 
The brand new Floral Cake Popup Easel die set has tremendous value. Just look at everything you get in the die set:
  • 2 cakes
  • 1 cake background
  • 1 cake pop up easel
  • 2 icing ribbons (not shown here)
  • 15 individual flowers
  • 5 individual petals
  • 3 flower centers
  • 9 different leaves
  • 2 candles (not shown here)
And if you want even more icing, you can purchase the Layer Cake Drip Icing dies (seen here in pink). If you enjoy paper piecing like I do, this is like having your cake and eating it too (okay, I couldn't resist).
 
I decided I wanted to make a chocolate cake and then add both icing and a monochromatic burst of flowers. I chose my favorite brown cardstock and a pretty pink for the icing. Then I chose three shades of a reddish-purple 80lb cardstock (like an orchid color), and cut out a lot of flowers. It didn't take long as the individual dies have 4-8 flowers on them. Next I went to my color wheel to choose the complementary yellow-green shade in two colors of cardstock. Again, I made just a few cuts and I had a lot of leaves to choose from.
 
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I did some flower shaping with a flower-shaping tool I borrowed from a friend. This curled the leaves and the flower into either a concave or convex shape and gave me lots of extra dimension. I first glued the pink icing onto the cakes, then adhered the two cakes onto the kraft background with foam adhesive. I created many of the flowers from 2 die cuts stacked on top of each other to make a flower with 7 or 8 petals. I added leaves as I went, and finished by tucking several of them underneath flowers with just a dot of glue to hold them in place.
 
Next, I used the Say It Big clear stamp and die set and stamped my sentiment onto a scrap of orchid cardstock with Versamark, and heat embossed with ultra fine gold embossing powder. I used the matching die to cut it out. I mounted the sentiment on the bottom cake with foam adhesive. Next I die cut my easel from a very pale, textured vanilla cardstock. I adhered the attaching flap to the back of the kraft background about halfway down. I had plenty of flowers and leaves left over so I added a few to the base of the easel to give the cake portion something to lean against. Lastly, I added Pastel and Autumn themed Fairy Jewels in pink, maroon and purple to the flower centers.
 
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Now it's time for you to show us what you can do with some flowers. Enter the challenge today!
 
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Easy Easel Card with the Flower Field Frame craft die
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti here, back with a new card, this one using the Flower Field Frame Craft Die from the February 2022 release. Isn't it fun? It's an easel card, and it's so easy to make!

 

I started with cutting out a bunch of the frames. Since the frame is delicate when you cut just one layer (even if it's with 110 pound cardstock), you'll need more layers to make it sturdy like a chipboard so that it stands upright and doesn't flop over. I think I have 4-5 layers in my frame. I used Neenah Solar White 110 pound and I glued them together with some liquid glue.

 

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Next, I took a top folding landscape card that measures 5.5" x 4.25". I scored it along the x-axis (horizontally) halfway down from the top of the card. I took 2 sentiment stamps, one that says "You're amazing" from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit, and another that says "Thank you for every-fin" from the Whittle Sealife Sentiments clear stamp set. I did what I liked to call a "stamputation". I cut the sentiment so that I'd have a piece just with the "Thank you" portion. I could have masked it off, but I don't think I'll use this full sentiment that often anyway. This way I can reuse the "Thank you" part without having to mask it in the future.

 

I stamped the two sentiments - one above, and one below the score line so that one of them always shows when the easel is upright, and the other shows when it's not. I couldn't get the card to lay completely flat when I was taking pictures, but it definitely completely folds flat and fits in a standard A2 sized envelope.

 

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Then, I took the bottom half of the chipboard Flower Field frame that I made in step 1, and applied glue to just the bottom half, and adhered it to the front panel of the card below the score line. And that's actually it! That's what does the easel effect!

 

All I needed to do to complete the easel function is create a stopper so that the easel has something to lean on or stop against. I cut up some thin slivers (maybe 1/8" in width) with regular white cardstock and stacked them up. I used some silver foil cardstock for the top layer. Then, I opened the card up and adhered the strip chipboard horizontally.

 

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Last (and probably the most fun step for me!) was the pearls! I did not have colorful pearls, I only had white ones. So, I took some of my copic markers and colored the white pearls. I did a random placement of different sized pearls and adhered them to the centers of all the flowers.

 

Here's a tip I used to color the pearls (it's impossible to color them if they're not adhered to something). So, I took a wide piece of washi tape and stuck the pearls on the washi so that they don't move, and then I colored them with copics. Easy-peasy! Here are two pictures that show that:

 

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And the end result? A fully functional, clean and simple, rainbow-y easel card!

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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Best Wishes
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday crafters, Sue here with an easel card that’s perfect for the guy in your life. I have a hard time making masculine cards but with the right colour choices and the addition of a little plaid you can be well on your way for a more masculine project.

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Today I’m using the Bird House Pop Up Easel Die set. This set can make a card that has a wintry feel but if you leave off the snowy borders these dies are great all year long.

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I chose to use colours from the Fresh Aqua Paper Pad and found a plaid patterned paper that matched perfectly. I really like the little bit of plaid peeking out around the edges of the house, it adds some whimsy to the design.

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The cardinal was die cut from red paper and I added a bit of dark red ink around the edges to add depth.

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Instead of my usual white card base I went with cream to go along with the cream stripes in the plaid. I stamped the sentiment in the bird house door and added another sentiment on the inside of the card. This one is popped up so it can keep the easel card standing up.

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This card mails flat in an A2 envelope, which I love! You can easily turn this into a pretty spring card by using pastel papers and embellishing the bird house with flowers and leaves. It’s such a versatile die set to have in your stash. Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

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