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Happy Birthday
by Lisa Elton

24  0705  004 copyHello and welcome! I hope your summer is going well and all of your flowers are blooming! I thought is was the perfect time to bring the Brilliant Geraniums out to play. I've added them to a birthday card today. Let see how things started, shall we?

24  0705  002 copyI die cut the blooms then did just a touch of inking to their centers. Then the fun began... layering them up! I was trying to mimic a pretty pot of geraniums we gave my mom for Mother's Day this year. Fairy crystals were added to their centers for a little added pizazz.

24  0705  000 copyNow, where to put those pretty blooms? The Nordic Lacey plate was a good fit. I kept it simple using white cardstock.
24  0705  003 copyThe Happy Birthday Poe Script sentiment was cut from MB patterned paper then added on the diagonal. This left me plenty of room to frame it with the flowers and leaves.

24  0705  005 copyI love the depth and dimension you can get by layering these die cut petals and the leaves are pretty fabulous too. My husbands youngest sister has a birthday next month. I think we'll hand deliver this one instead of letting it get flattened in the mail!

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Hot Foiling Galore and Christmas in July!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

It's Sphoorti again, and today I have four cards to show you, each created using hot foiling techniques. These were made almost two years ago—time flies! I completely forgot to write a blog post about them. While some of the products I used have been retired, there are still some adorable ones available. Grab 'em before they disappear!

Also, there are some Poppystamps products that look/feel similar to some of those retired products, so I'll provide links to those in case you'd like to get them. Scroll down to the supplies section at the bottom for the full list.

 

Backgrounds:

 

Let's start with the backgrounds. For my first and favorite card, I hot foiled some white card stock using the Leaf and Tendril Hot Foil Plate using some Opal foil. This stuff is magic! For the other three - did you know you can hot foil with your existing dies? I used the 2489 Snowflake Background craft die to foil ink blended cardstock. The result was this thin but beautiful outline of the snowflakes.

 

 

Card Components:

 

I did a ton of diecutting for these cards, and I even have leftovers to create more! Essentially, I used dies to cut out envelopes, pine needles, poinsettias, and holly leaves. The envelopes were cut from vellum, while the other components were cut from white cardstock and colored using distress inks, or from glitter and foil pads (listed in the supplies section). Then came the fun part—at least for me—assembly! It was incredibly enjoyable arranging the needles, leaves, and flowers as if they were emerging from the envelopes.

 

 

 

 

Sentiments:

 

I also did plenty of diecutting for the sentiments. I used sentiment dies like Hello and Joy, although they are no longer available. You can find similar options linked in the supplies list below. Essentially, I cut multiple versions of each sentiment from plain white cardstock and layered them to achieve a chipboard-like effect. I finished off the sentiments with a layer of glitter or foil. For the shadows on the Joy cards, I used vellum.

 

 

 

 

Embellishments:

 

Can we ever call a card complete without some embellishments? I went wild with all the goodies I had on my desk at the time—Jewels, Drops, Pearls, Crystals... you name it! It was like a bling buffet for my cards, and it was the holidays, so why not make every card feel like a celebration, right?

 

 

 

 

What do you think? Which of these did you like the most? Please do let me know in the comments below, we all love hearing from you! Stay tuned for the upcoming Holiday release - you're going to love it!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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A Sunny Hello
by Birgit Norton

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When inspiration hits, sometimes you just have to roll with it!  That was the case with this card when I received the Whittle Bit of Fun Kits.  The idea to make a jungle inspired cake card popped into my head and here you go!    Birgit here with you today, and here's how this card came together.

IMG_7159I started by cutting out the Whittle Tropical Gators and Whittle Pirate Monkey's, adding color using Distress Oxide Inks and Copic Markers, then gluing the shapes together.

IMG_7167Next came the card base.  I cut the Floral Cake Pop-Up Easel card out of a soft blue cardstock, assembling the easel part as seen in the photo's.

IMG_7169I die cut the cake layers out of a solid green cardstock from the Greenery 6x6 pad  and cut the printed layer using paper from my stash.  The cake scallops were cut out of brown cardstock, as I thought they would make good vines for the monkey's to swing on.

IMG_7170Next, I glued the trunks of the palm trees on first so I could add the leaves in a manner that they wouldn't hang over the bottom portion of the cake, so that it would still fit in an A2 sized envelope.   I added the water die to the bottom of the cake and glued on the toothy gator and hanging the monkey's on the vines.

IMG_7171Next, I cut the flowers from the Floral Cake Pop-Up set out of a scrap of soft yellow cardstock and glued them together from largest to smallest, creating the layered flowers.

IMG_7179Once they were glued to the cake, I added Fairy Jewels to the centers to finish my card front.

IMG_7182For the inside of the card, I added  the cake layers in green and white, allowing space to stamp a sentiment from the Whittle Tropical Gator Kit.  The cake's frosting details and two more whittle friends finished the inside of the card off perfectly.

IMG_7183These easel cards are so fun to make and even more fun to give!
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A Floral Birthday
by Rachel Duong

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Hi there! The sun is shining and it's Rachel here to share a sunny, floral, happy birthday! I love the bright citrus background and the nod to van Gogh colors (for the flowers). I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Flower Pots and Stems" and the "Nordic Flower Heads" dies. I must say they are fabulous and a joy to create with.

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I began with a lime background from the Memory Box "Lush Green Collection" paper pad. I die cut the Poppystamps "Circling Frame" background die in yellow from the Memory Box "Sunny Orange" paper pad. I adhered these pieces together.

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Next I chose orange, yellow and blue glitter paper for the flower heads. I played around with layering the pieces. I also watercolored some layers in orange, red and crimson. I die cut the stems in yellow and used a bright green to paint the leaves. For the pots I used orange cardstock as a base. I painted over them many times with browns, rusts, teal and white. I was going for a weathered look.

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After adhering the individual pieces together, I used burlap twine to wrap around the pots. A bow in the middle, a knot on the right and a double wrap on the left pot adds a little texture. 

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These are the Poppystamps supplies I used. The flower heads can be layered in so many ways, it is fun to come up with variations!

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I glued the middle flower and stem to the cardfront first. Next I popped up the pot with foam squares. I repeated this with the other two pots slightly overlapping the one on the right.

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The sentiment is from the Open Studio "Greeting Tabs". These are extra thick, gold foiled, black tabs. Before gluing it down, I placed two leaves under the sentiment and then a small blossom is glued on the empty space of the sentiment. Finally, Open Studio "Fairy Jewels" in coordinating colors  complete the card!
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This palette of bright, bold colors is summer at it's finest! A card like this makes me so happy. It is full of energy and excitement. When you get the chance, take a look at these awesome Poppystamps dies. The links are below. Have a gorgeous day!

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Sending Love
By Lisa Elton

Thumbnail_24 0516 003 copyHello Poppy peeps! I have a whimsical summer card for you today featuring some of our Nordic products along with a magical little fairy. Let me break down the construction of it for you.

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I set out to create a wreath using the largest of the Nordic Pattern Rings. After cutting it from kraft paper, I began adding the Nordic Flower Heads. The blooms were all cut from Blush cardstock available from our parent company, Memory Box. The aqua centers were cut from white cardstock then colored with a Copic marker. After I was happy with the wreath, I tucked in the Thoughtful Faerie. Isn't she cute, she reminds me of Tinker Bell! She was cut from Memory Box's Lagoon cardstock.

24  0516  001 copyI kept the sentiment simple so the card could be used for several different occasions.

Thumbnail_24 0516 002 copyThe pretty Nordic Floral Plate seemed to be the perfect background for this card. I used white cardstock to keep the attention on the wreath and covered the back with a sheet of adhesive to keep everything in place.

24 0516 004 copyI few rhinestones and sparkly fairy wings add to the magic! There are a variety of Nordic flowers, blooms and flourishes in the shop with pretty details just perfect for creating wreaths and floral arrangements.

Thumbnail_24 0516 003 copyI hope I've added a little magic and a smile to your day. Maybe I've also inspired you to create a whimsical wreath of your own. Thanks for stopping by!

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Floral Frenzy
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti here, back with a floral card because those never go out of style!

 

 

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I started by distress-inking some cardstock in Blueprint Sketch and Picked Raspberry. Then I die-cut numerous flowers and foliage from various die sets from the distressed panels. I've linked a number of floral die sets in the Supplies list below. It doesn't matter which ones you use, you just need a whole bunch of flowers and leaves.

 

 

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Then came the tedious part, i.e. foam mounting the flowers and leaves. This took a little bit of time, but it was totally worth it. I adhered the foam mounted flowers and leaves on a card base and also scattered some clear jewels in the gaps. I topped the flowers with some pearls.

 

 

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For the sentiment, I used the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies to hot foil the Thinking of you sentiment. I centered and glued sentiment. It looked somewhat incomplete to me, so I cut a frame from a silver cardstock using the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die and adhered it around the sentiment.

 

 

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What do you think? Please do let me know in the comments below! Have a great week ahead!

Love,

Sphoorti

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