11 posts categorized "Fall"

Boo to You!
by Birgit Norton


Hello Poppystamps fans!  Birgit here with you today with a clean and simple Halloween card.

I started with an A2 size, top folding, white card base.  I cut a piece of black cardstock that measured slightly smaller than the card base, to allow a white framed border.  Using my scoreboard, I scored horizontal lines every half inch and mounted it to the card base.


Now for the fun part.  Let the die cutting begin!  I cut the Small Madison Window out of the same black card stock that I used for the front panel.   I used distress oxide inks and blending sponges to loosely create the night sky scene through the window, adding a few black and white ink splatters to finish it off.  I glued the window on top of the sky scene and trimmed it with my scissors.  I die cut the pumpkin from white card stock and colored it using copic markers, mounting the pumpkin inside the window.


The little ghosts were also cut out of white card stock with just the lightest amount of distress ink to add depth.


To finish the card off, I die cut the letters using Marzipan Alphabet, out of black cardstock and the piece of the sky scene that I had trimmed off earlier. I glued the letters together, offsetting them to allow the colored letter to act as a shadow to the black letter. 

Poppystamps Floral Signature





Happy Birthday
by Lisa Elton


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Can we just take a moment to talk about the latest release? After receiving the products, I couldn't wait to jump in with both feet! WOWEE! If you haven't checked out the new products in the shop, I suggest you head over right away beacuse you are going to love what you see. I mean, come on, look at this beautiful background die! I don't just see this as a winter product and I feel that way about so many of the new items. 

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The Nordic Flourish Background comes with a shadow die. I used my favorite polka dot vellum behind vanilla cardstock to soften the leafy foiled paper covering the card base. I love the bit of shimmer peeking out around the edges! 

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The layers of the new Nordic animals are extra specail. Just look at the fancy tails on these Nordic Squirrels! I've dressed them up in fall attire for you today. 

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A simple foiled birthday sentiment is being presented by this pretty pair. Elegant golden leaf sprigs were added as accents as a nod to the background paper.

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I'll be back soon with a couple of Halloween cards. I just wanted to pop in an extra day this month to share these incredible prodcuts! There's plenty more to come from the team too. I can't wait, how about you??!!

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The Very Haunted House
by Janet Katz

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Oh, how I love Halloween! While I don't have little ones to take trick-or-treating any longer, the spooky crafts are still a huge source of enjoyment. I used the new Poppystamps' Neighborhood Home Pop Up Easel Set to create this creaky, wooden house where a lot of eerie things live. The house itself is made from brown cardstock that I embossed with a wood-looking embossing folder. I swiped a little brown ink over the raised surface and then splattered with Distress Oxide Spray in Iced Spruce. The curtains were cut from cardstock dyed with Distress Spray Stain in Seedless Preserves and glued to the back of the brown house. Next, I cut the background from a curry-colored cardstock (to resemble light inside the house) and adhered the house with the curtains onto it. The two rooflines and all seven window frames were cut and embossed (remember, these are etched dies which really enhance all the details) from black cardstock. I swiped a gray Distress Crayon over the big roof and rubbed it in with my fingers just to allow the texture to show through more.


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I also used foam adhesive on the back of the big roof to make it stand out. I had a piece of olive green cardstock with a kraft core that I used to cut the door from and then sand the edges of it. I swiped a little brown Distress crayon over the door and glued it in place. I also glued the window frames in place. 

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I cut the broom from the Whittle Witch die set and used a brown marker to color the top of it. I glued it on to make it look like it was leaning against the front door. I cut the ghosts from the new Whittle Scary Guys set in white cardstock and adhered a tiny piece of black cardstock behind for the eyes. I mounted these on the house with foam adhesive. I used a sheet of 110lb purple glitter cardstock from the Glitzy Glitter Pad and cut the Boo Poe Script from it and mounted it to the roof. I used black cardstock to cut a spider web from the Halloween Assemblage die set. Finally, I cut the easel portion from kraft cardstock, adhered the entire house onto the proper tab, and then adhered the spider web, so the easel would hold it upright when opened. 

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This was lots of fun to create. There are so many ways to haunt a house! What's your favorite way?

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Cat and Spider For You!
by Rachel Duong


By the light of the moon, I am here with a haunting card portraying a peculiar friendship between a cat and a spider. Or is it? Maybe the cat is ready to pounce instead. Who knows when there is a full moon and a thick haze is present in the night air. 


To create this card I used the Poppystamps "Cat Collage" die for the focal point. I die cut it out with the Open Studio "Glossy Paper Pack" in black and again with Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad" in gold glitter. Wow, these papers give off the most dramatic effects! Next I die cut the spider using the "Whittle Creatures". Isn't the spider so adorable?! The "For You Poe Script" die is cut in a medium green from the Memory Box "Lush Green Collection".  (I cut the cat and the script out twice and glued them together for a dimensional effect for the cat and a stronger heavier script.)


To make the background I used a sheet of medium weight vellum and scribbled all over it with a black Sharpie pen. I dripped rubbing alcohol over the scribbles. I also used a brush to move the color around. After it dried, I adhered the die cut pieces. Next I framed it with pale lavender Memory Box "Ocean Blue Collection" cardstock and glued it to a medium grey cardbase. 


With a black fine point Sharpie and a steady hand, I drew in the thinnest line possible for the spider to hang on. Finally, I added an Open Studio "Fairy Gemstone". Have you used these gemstones? They are so beautiful and a "must have" in your craft room. Their iridescent quality look like a mini magical crystal ball!


A close-up view of the supplies I used.


Thank you for stopping in. I hope you find this card interesting and inspiring. There are endless variations to create with these Poppystamps dies. Have a frightful evening....until next time!


Rachel Floral Signature



by Tricia Barber

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Hello! I cannot help myself but when September comes, all I want to do is make Halloween and Christmas projects!  Well, today I have a ghost spinner card using the Oval Fold Frame.   I started my card by die cutting two black card panels with the Oval Fold Frame. This will allow me to sandwich the ghost on clear thread between the two panels. With one of the panels, trim off where the embossed line is for the fold on the oval panel.  I also trimmed a little more, about 1/8 of an inch so that when I sandwich the two panels the other panel with the fold will still fold nicely onto an A2 black card panel. I used some very tacky adhesive strips to suspend my clear thread between the two die cut panels.  The ghost will be adhered so that it is centered in the oval space.    

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To decorate the panel, I used the Picket Tall Curve Border die and die cut from orange cardstock and adhered to the front panel with liquid glue.  For the inside, I trimmed some purple cardstock and then inked with Distress Ink Wilted Violet ink and then splattered it with Distress Metallic spray.   Once dry, I adhered to the back panel.   For my sentiment, I used the Poetic Lowercase Alphabet and die cut out the word BOOYAH! and layered this onto some orange and black cardstock that was die cut with the Scalloped Stitch Frames.   I adhered this to the front of the panel with foam tape. 

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I die cut the ghost from several layers of cardstock both white and white glitter paper from the Glitzy Glitter pad.  So that the ghost matched on both sides, I flipped my paper over so that one ghost was die cut so that the background was the front of the glitter paper.   I then used foam tape to adhere the ghosts together and sandwich the clear thread in between the foam and ghosts.   Spin the ghost several times and then close up your card.  Once it is opened, the ghost will spin and shake around!   Check out this video to see the ghost spin!  I hope you have a wonderful day!  

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