275 posts categorized "Frames"

Art Deco Happy Birthday
by Tiffany Pryce


Hello friends! Tiffany here with more Art Deco inspiration from the Summer Theater release. When I was thinking about this card, the Wizard of Oz kept coming to mind. The glitz, green, and opulence of the Emerald City was my inspiration, along with the sample from the Poppystamps website.

Here's a look at all of the supplies I used for this card. I like that it is easy to mass produce with minimal supplies and can be customized to fit your recipient. Another bonus is that it is flat so it will go through the mail easily.


I started by trimming a piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack. I choose a pattern with geometric shapes to go along with the Art Deco theme. Anyone else keep pattern paper forever? I encourage you to use it as a background to any card! Then, I die cut the Reeded Deco Curve Border die from green foil cardstock from the Polished Foil Pad. I die cut twice to create the border around my sentiment. The emerald green color is so pretty.


For the sentiment, I die cut an oval from the center of my pattern paper. I ink blended some dark green dye ink around the edges for a halo effect, and silver heat embossed a sentiment from the Art Deco Birthday Greetings stamp set. Finally, I added green Fairy Jewels around my card for a little sparkle.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I can't wait to see your Art Deco cards. Please tag Poppystamps on Instagram!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy


Art Deco Joy
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using products from the new Summer Theater release which has quite a few beautiful art deco dies.


I’m using the Geometric Deco Plate. It is actually two dies that can create several different looks. If you use both dies together you will end up with 4 die cut pieces. I used 3 of the 4 die cuts on my card.


I really wanted the art deco design to be the star so I decided to make a colourful background for it using Alcohol Pearl Inks. I squeezed a bunch of rainbow goodness colours onto Yupo paper and moved the alcohol ink around with a blower. I got a lot of pretty ridges and ripples for some great texture.


I adhered the art deco panel onto the inky background and then die cut the panel 3 more times so I could get four layers of some of the inner sections. I wanted to layer up the square pieces from the design and glue them back into place.


I used one of the sentiments from the new Art Deco Birthday Greetings and heat embossed it in platinum embossing powder. I popped this up with foam tape and added a few gems for a little more sparkle.


You can see in this photo that there’s a variety of heights on the card and this makes the card more visually pleasing.


Thanks for visiting with me today and make sure to stop by the shop here to see the new release.

Sue Floral Signature copy




Art Deco Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir


Hi there! Hope your 4th was a blast! And a safe one (for my American friends). Enjoyed a beautiful day with family and friends, and barbecue and swimming and more barbecue! We even barbecued s'mores for dessert! (Pinterest)


I'm sharing a card using one of the new 2021 Theater Dies called Art Deco Curve Border. It's an intricate piece that I let shine against an inked background. I love to double my frames, first for the drama, and second for  the 'lift' it gives the die.


The sentiment was first stamped with ink, then with versamark and clear embossing powder using a Misti to stamp over and over in the same place.


I think this card could be for a guy or gal. It's sure handy to have a few of these in the birthday stash.


There are several new Art Deco dies in the shop. Be sure to stop by and take a look! Have a great week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Challenge Reminder
by Nancy Penir


Hello! Hope your summer's off to a great start. Are you playing along with Poppystamps' Challenge? Here's a reminder that this month's challenge is Summer Solstice.


I love playing with bright colors, so I reached for my magicals. They start off as a powder, and when you add water, POW! They explode with color.


Did I mention they're (the Magicals) bright, sparkly, and summery? Just perfect for a Whittle Lizard and Cactus. 

Hope you play along, we love seeing your take on the theme.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



Nancy Floral Signature copy





Birthday Fishes
by Nancy Penir


Hi there! I have a fun card for you today, using some of Poppystamps' new  whittles dies. 


I began with the Whittle Wave Background, cutting them in different shades of blue. I cut one extra, to glue the 4 pieces onto. It's easy to snip the edges to separate the wave sections, and they're already cut through along the wave.


Here's what the card looks like with the pieces put together.


I assembled my die cuts on a plain white card, and liked it, but I love layers and textures, so decided to add a stenciled background, also in shades of blue. Memory Box's Fractal Diamond reminded me of rays of sunshine, so I blended my inks, lightly in the middle, heavier on the corners.


My grandson turns 10 this month, and thinks he's a fish, swimming with his brother daily! I hope he loves this card as much as I loved making it.


Something else new in the Poppystamps store are the Fairy drops. Perfect for adding air bubbles!

Have a wonderful crafty week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy



Mr and Mrs Whittle
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello there, Marybeth Lopez  here today with the real Challenge Reminder (ha ha), mixup in date last week. If you wanted details about my challenge card you can go HERE

Hope you have time play in  the Poppystamps Challenge , this months theme is nature with flowers and butterflies , you can go HERE for Details

For todays card I did use butterflies as you can see on the pretty patterned paper and the two butterflies on my card, each with added glitter..... because I just love adding glitter to a card anytime to a card, cant help myself :)


Above is how I added color to my Whittle Flamingo Poppystamps die cuts. I like to lightly blend the ink . The Flamingo die comes with extra legs so you can pose them as you like.

I layered each flamingo twice . The main panel is flat, not raised so layering the flamingos gives a bit more dimension.


I thought this sweet sentiment went well with this Mr and Mrs Whittle Flamingo , the stamp is from memory box Open Studio called: All the Happiness.


Above is a picture of the products I used ( all linked below) The Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set has some pretty butterflies but you can use any you have in your stash.


I used the Whittle Wave Background  die as a frame only this time. You can see in the photo above that it has cute waves in the center , I used patterned paper instead this time and shared how it can be used as a frame.


Don't forget that one lucky random winner will win : $20 Gift Certificate to the store.  Hope you have some time to play in on the fun challenge.

Thank you for the visit to Poppystamps blog today, I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.