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PSC#105 Just Add Foil!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge #104 Flower Garden is Greta H.!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is S.Schmidt

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

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!

2023-06PSC#105 Just Add Foil!  This month we're asking you to add a little foil bling to your designs.  Hot foil dies are awfully popular now, but there are still lots of other ways to add foil glamor to your design.  You can die cut foil cardstock, use patterned paper that already has foil applied, adhesive applied foil and even pieces of gold flake that look like foil. 

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards.  We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our June guest selected and introduced by Marybeth from our Design Team!  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.

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Lisa Schenck

Blog:  Creating Cards & Cuteness

Instagram: @lisacardmaker

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!!! 

Lisa Schenck

Lisa Schenck


Nancy Penir  


Marybeth Lopez

Layered Tulips-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna

Jeanne Jachna

Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? 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 June 28  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1!!    

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

Thinking of You
by Candice


Hey crafty friends! Candice here, back on the blog with another card inspiration. 

Today, I am using the Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set that comes with 2 dies to complete a set of Geranium blooms. I am also using the recently released hot foiling set You are Amazing Poe Script Greetings set featuring the Thinking of You Sentiment and coordinating die. 


My card today is another clean and simple design that can be used for any occasion. I plan to use this card for a special friend when sending happy mail. I cut the leaves of the Brilliant Geranium set from some dark green card stock and the floral blooms from red card stock. from my stash. For added depth and dimension to your die cuts,  you can sponge on coordinating ink to the center of the diets. 


I foiled the Thinking of You sentiment with some gold foil and die cut the sentiment using the coordinating die from the set and adhered it to my white rectangle card layer with some foam tape. A few of the geraniums were adhered with liquid glue and two were popped up with foam tape. I used some gold pearls for the centers of each flower for a bit of glitz to the card. 


The final card front layer was adhered to a red A2 card base, and there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found a bit of inspiration to make a few clean and simple cards using the Brilliant Geranium flower set along with the You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings foiling die set. 

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A Clean and Simple Card with Tulips
by Sphoorti


Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again and this time I have a very clean and simple card for you. It came together so fast too! Definitely mass produce-able.




I started with cutting some tulips using the 2557 Layered Tulips craft die. I used three different cool colored copic markers to color them in, and topped them with some Wink of Stella. Once I was done coloring them, I adhered the petals of the tulips together.




I cut out some white card stock using the 2510 Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die and adhered it to a white card base for a tone on tone look, and adhered the tulips and stems to the background die.




I hot foiled the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and glued it next to the flower stems. I scattered some pearls in matching colors, and that was it!




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let me know! Thank you for joining me today! Hope you have a great week ahead!







Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Queen of the Night Tulips
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here to share a dramatic, yet clean and simple card. Have you ever seen velvety, deep black purple tulips?! They are called "Queen of the Night" and most spectacular! Absolutely intrigued by them, I decided to recreate them on paper. I love the outcome.

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Steps to create this card.

1. Die cut the blossoms from the Poppystamps "Layered Tulips" die in shades of purple cardstock from the "Twilight Purple Collection" by Memory Box.
2. Beginning with the lower portion of the blossoms, blend black distress ink moving upward. Leave the tops untouched.
3. Using white ink, blend over the blossoms for highlights.
4. Die cut the stems from the "Layered Tulips" die in dark green from the "Lush Green Collection" by Memory Box.


5. Hot foil the sentiment of choice from the "Modest Banner Greetings" Foil and Cut Die Set in gold foil on black cardstock, then die cut.
6. Cut a light green card front approximately 4" x 5.25". 


7. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pointy Lattice Plate" die from a scrap piece of medium weight paper. This will be a stencil.
8. Lay ithe stencil over the card front and lightly blend green or grey distress ink over the center.


9. Glue the card front onto a white card base.
10. Arrange the tulips and sentiment on the card and glue in place. Stunning!!


I hope you get a chance to try making this clean and simple tulip card. There are many flowers that are being grown in this midnight shade. I absolutely love it!  You can make all types of flowers in this color once you have made one. 


Here is another Queen of the Night tulip card, this time on kraft. The products I used are listed below with a direct link back to the Poppystamps site. The "Layered Tulips" are timeless and modern depending on the colors used. 

Have a sensational day, see you soon!


Rachel Floral Signature



Birthday Wishes
by Lisa Elton

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Flowers and hearts are a lovely way to send birthday wishes, don't you think? I wanted the focus to be on those elements, so I kept the rest of the card very clean.

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The Criss Cross Heart Foil plate was the jumping off point for this card. I used gold foil on green cardstock then held my breath that it would work, and it did! I've foiled on white cardstock, but this was my first attempt at colored and I love the way it looks! Next, I played around with the positioning using a large oval die and cut the panel. 


After adhering the oval to a white card base, I arranged the Layered Fringe Flowers around the birthday sentiment. Once I was pleased with the composition, I glued everything into place then popped some Fairy Gemstones into the flower centers.

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I just love the fresh green on the crisp white background.  It's a clean and layered card that really packs a punch!  PoppyStamps Signature





Challenge Reminder ~ Flower Garden, Garden Kindness
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here with a spring card for the Poppystamps May Challenge-"Flower Garden!" The absolutely adorable Poppystamps "Whittle Happy Fox" and "Whittle Beaver" are joining in to say "Thanks for being kind".  We can never have too much kindness in the world! The "Leafy Vine Corner" die helps to showcase the beautiful spring day too. How is your spring going so far? I am gardening and cardmaking every day, two of my favorite things to do. 


These are the supplies I used for my card. The "Lucky Layered Flowers " dies and the "Layered Pointy Petals"  dies go perfectly on the "Leafy Vine Corner". The "Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate" is a must have. I use it all the time and looks great on everything! The "Heart Jumble" die makes a great  embellishment cut out in metallic gold. Save the extra hearts!


Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the pieces in medium weight white cardstock.
2. Ink blend all using a mix of distress and distress oxide inks. Mask off the white portions of the fox before ink blending. The above picture shows another option to cut apart and color each individual piece of the fox.
3. Color the noses with a black marker.


4. Adhere the flowers to the vine.
5. Hot foil and die cut the "Thanks for being kind" sentiment.


6. Cut an A2 cardfront in vellum.
7. Using a black Sharpie pen, scribble over the vellum.
8. Drop isoprophyl alcohol over the pen. Use a paintbrush to move color around.
9. Glue vellum onto white card base.


10. Die cut the "Hearts Jumble" die. Use any type of paper that you like. I used a leftover brown heart that was embossed in gold!
11. Adhere the pieces to the card front to finish the card. What a cute duo!


Come along and join the challenge with your Poppystamps "Flower Garden" creation. Don't forget to link it up in the challenge section. I hope you love this card as much as I do. Pairing Poppystamps critters and flowers together are such a happy combination. They look so peaceful and relaxed. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the warmer weather this time of year! 


Rachel Floral Signature