56 posts categorized "Foil"

Whittle Hello
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, Marybeth Lopez  here with you today. I made this fun little Halloween card with some of the new fall Poppystamps dies.

 Thankfully all my links are working now. There was  few technical difficulties and it seems to be fixed now. 


I used watercolor card stock from memory box 300gsm for my background  panel , then did a few splatters.

As you can see below I ink blended all my colors you see on the card. Nothing too precise as you can see on the next to photos.


I used Ranger Distress Oxide  for my ink.


I layered the Halloween Assemblage spider web twice , once with the leftover ink blended paper and second layer with Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad Fp1002.


The picture above showed you how I kinda randomly placed my dies. I cut it out twice. One for the contrasting color and just to have a double layer of shoe.



I hope you are all doing well and hanging in there. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

So grateful for the cooler weather, we had a long heat wave. 

God Bless.


A Bride and Frankenstein
by Rachel Duong



Greetings! It's not an ordinary-kind-of-day card, it's Frankenstein and Corpse Bride celebrating their wedding anniversary. This is a mix of many fabulous Poppystamps dies, paper, and embellishments from the new Fall release. These "Whittles" characters have so many infinite possibilities!


Please keep reading for directions on how I made this card... if you dare!


1. Die cut the "Whittle Witch" and the "Whittle Creatures" die sets onto watercolor paper or heavy cardstock. Additionally you can die cut an extra forehead for Frankenstein if you want it to stick out!

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2. Die cut Frankenstein's clothes and hair with black shiny, metallic paper from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad". Then die cut the Corpse Bride's dress and shoes with glitter paper from the "Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad". (Papers listed below)
3. Color the faces and foreheads of both figures and don't forget the legs and bangs of the bride. I used markers but watercolor would work just as well.
4. Cut sections from a pale blue organza ribbon for the Corpse Bride's dress and veil. Witchy tip: cut the dress' ribbon a little longer to leave room for glue.
5. Cut two shades of pale blue embroidery thread for the Corpse Bride's hair.


6. Hot foil and die cut the "Best Wishes" sentiment from "Modest Greetings 1" in gold and frame it with a slightly larger piece of cardstock.
7. Die cut the smaller piece of the two "Layer Cake Drip Icing" die set with glitter paper and the spiderweb from "Halloween Assemblage" in cardstock. 
8. Cut a gray rectangle of cardstock from the Earth Neutral Collection slightly smaller than an A2 card and adhere to a white base.
9. Glue the figures and the coordinating pieces down. 
10. Place a "Fairy Jewel" on the sentiment piece to finish the card.


This card was enchanting to craft. It will be perfect for the couple who welcomes a Halloween or Fall themed wedding. I love that it is clean and simple, yet silly and fun. Thank you for visiting and now I am off to another festivity!

Rachel Floral Signature









Two Birthday Cards, One Pinpoint Frame
by Marybeth Lopez



Hello, happy September to you all. Marybeth Lopez  here with you today , sharing two cards made with the same dies. 

I used the Poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame ,Fanciful Fall Leaves ,.


I love using the cut out for the beautiful foiled : Happy Birthday die, from the set called : Birthday Wishes Poe Script. I make many at the same time when I have my hot foil machine out .


I used Water color paper from Open Studio  300GSM For all the leaves. I wanted a soft look not to compete with the background . I added foil acorns all from the same set called : Fanciful Fall Leaves. I added foam under the Happy Birthday to raise it up and then glued the leave tucked under.


I also made a bluish gray card to have on had for a guy card and just die cut the sentiment twice and then glued together, I love the simplicity of this one and I think its a perfect masculine card.


I used the Sunny Orange Collection for this card from memory box : SP1002


Thanks for the visit today. I hope you are all having a nice week.





2510 Penelope Pinpoint Frame
2493 Fanciful Fall Leaves
Psf807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies
Fp1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack
Sp1002 Sunny Orange 6x6 pack

Sweet Birthday Wishes
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello there and happy July to you all . Marybeth Lopez  here with you today. I have one more Ice Cream card with you today. This time using the Poppystamps Foil and Cut Die Set called Birthday Wishes Poe Script PSF807 The cone is made with Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone 2505. 


I used Open Studio Watercolor Paper for the cones and the ice cream, I love the texture and the way it blends when using watercolor paper. I used foam tape under each layer of cones . This time I only used one layer for the cone.


I the hot foil works so well, I just love it. I love blending the colors for the ice cream too.


I used the blender brushes on my cones and did a little more shading in some areas and less on other areas as needed.




I hope I have inspired you do want to go shopping at Poppystamps and or create a fun card. I love the clean and simple card this Grand Whittle cone makes . You could use so many different sentiments with this cone. 




Wp101 Watercolor Paper
2505 Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone
Psf807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies

Leafy Garden Border Card - The Easy Version!
by Sphoorti



Hello again, Poppy Peeps!


I'm back (so soon!) to continue my previous blog post where I went over the complicated card I made, and wanted to show you how to make a simpler version of the card if you prefer that! To see the original post, please click here. Now, let's dive into the easy-peasy version!




So, in this version, I used the exact same supplies (except for the glitter belly band in the middle, and the sentiment). I started with a standard A2 sized card base, i.e. 4.25" x 5.5" in dimensions. I used the Leafy Garden Border craft die and fully cut out two die cuts from some 110 pound Neenah Solar White cardstock. I foam mounted them in the middle of the card - one with the leaves pointing upward, and the other downwards.



I wanted to add some color on the card and I absolutely love the green and white combination, so I cut up multiple leaves with these using the Leafy Garden Border craft die, the Maple Symphony craft die), and a bunch from the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die (which has a plethora of floral and leafy dies) with some green alcohol ink backgrounds I created a few years ago, as well as with some silver mirror card stock and some silver glitter card stock. I cut up leaves and sprigs from the Leafy Garden Border die (because the die results in a single die cut with all the leaves attached). Then, I arranged the leaves and sprigs in front of, and behind the leafy border attached to the card base.



I took some glitter card stock and foam mounted it on the portion of the card where the Leafy Garden Border die cuts met (horizontally along the middle).



I hot-foiled a sentiment from the Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die set (the one that says "You are the best") and foam mounted that on top of the glitter belly band.




Here's a picture taken from a different angle. I couldn't choose which of these I liked more, so you get both angles!




I took an assortment of jewels and scattered them between and behind the leaves and that was it!




So, this card doesn't open up like the other one, but it still kind of has the same effect with the two sets of Floral Garden Border die cuts meeting in the middle. I personally liked this one more because I can create more of these, and faster. But what do you think? Which one do you like more? Please do let me know!




Any other thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? We love to hear from you, so please do let us know! Have a great week ahead!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Leafy Garden Border Card - The Not-So-Easy Version!
by Sphoorti



Hello there, Poppy Peeps!


Hope your Saturday's going great! I made two cards a few weeks ago. My original idea was inspired by one of Jennifer McGuire's cards and that's the one you see here. I came up with another idea in the process and made a second card which was a simpler and quicker version than this one.


I thought we'd start in that order. I'll be back on Monday, July 25th, 2022 with the easier version of this card. So stay tuned!


So, when the card is folded or placed in its envelope, this is how it looks. (Special shout-out to my cousin/sister-in-law who had to be my hand-model to hold the card down because otherwise, it opens up like a flower). It flattens completely when you place it in an envelope, so no need to worry about extra bulk or anything. It's just hard to photograph!




When you release it, it opens up like this:




You can write your message in that open area, or, you can decorate the inside, and write your note on the back. Whatever you prefer!




So getting back to how to make this card, I started with two standard A2 sized card bases, i.e. the ones that measure 4.25" x 5.5". Then I scored the card bases at 3.25" on one side. At that line, I folded it outwards, which resulted in a Z shaped card with a long end and a short end.




I took the Leafy Garden Border craft die and partially die cut the short end so that the bottom portion of the die doesn't cut through or get separated from the card base. Here's a closeup of what it looks like when you do partial die cutting. See how the bottom part of the Leafy Garden Border is still continuous or attached to the card base? It's seamlessly connected to the card base.




Alternatively, if you want to skip the patience-testing partial die cutting business, you can just cut out the Leafy Garden Border and just stick it to the short end of the card base. (SO much easier, quicker, and less stressful).


I repeated the same step on the other card base and then glued the card bases together.


I wanted to scatter some colored leaves, and 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 using the Leafy Garden Border craft die, the Maple Symphony craft die), and a bunch from the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die which has a plethora of floral and leafy dies. I cut up leaves and sprigs from the Leafy Garden Border die (because the die results in a single die cut with all the leaves attached). Then, I arranged the leaves and sprigs in front of and behind the leafy border that was attached to the card base.




There was a big space between the score line and the bottom of the leafy border, so I decided to use some washi tape with a copper-mirror look to it and placed it as a border to fill out some of that space. Then, I took a leftover I had from the last time I had my foil machine out and found a matching sentiment (the Happy Birthday one from the Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies that I made with some copper colored foil). I attached it just to the bottom side of the card (so that the card doesn't get sealed shut).



I took an assortment of jewels and scattered them on the card base behind the floating leafy border and called it done!


I'm not going to lie, this was kinda hard to make because the leafy border is very delicate. Next time I try to make a card like this, I'm going to layer a few die cuts to form a chipboard style die cut so that it's sturdier and easier to work with. I think the effort and the pain was worth it, though! Those leaves are so gorgeous! And the card isn't too shabby, is it?



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 hard card! Stay tuned for the easier version coming up in a few days! Have a great weekend, everyone!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy