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Hello Kitties - 2 Shaker Cards with Baby Kittens!
by Sphoorti





Hello Poppy Peeps!


Sphoorti here with two shaker cards chock full of baby kittens. My last two posts (Kittens All Around and Baby Kittens) were about cards I made with the Baby Kittens craft die. When I have a die out that I want to work with, I cut out multiple die cuts so that I have spares in case I mess up, or in case I come up with some other technique or idea later that doesn't require me to pull out the die from my supplies again. So, when I got this die out for my last two cards, I cut out so many of these kitties because well, can you help it? They're so cute! And also because I started having ideas as I was making the cards with them. These are two of the ideas I had in between. I have four more cards coming up with the same kitties but two different techniques, so stay tuned!






I started off by die cutting a million kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die using black card stock as well as with glitter card stock from the GP1007 Glitzy Glitter Pad. I also cut out the outer frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die using Neenah Solar White #110 card stock. I cut out a piece of acetate and applied it to the back of the frame. Then, I used some double sided foam tape and adhered it to the perimeter of the frame.






I filled the shaker well with all the kitties that I die cut and also added some confetti for additional sparkle and seed beads for sound. I sealed the shaker in the back with another piece of acetate. Then, I adhered this to my 4.25" x 5.5" card base. I heat foiled the Hello sentiment using the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies and die cut it and adhered it to the bottom left side of the shaker. I adhered silver jewels along the top right side of the frame and called it done.






I made the second card using the same technique, except - I used the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it to the top right side of the shaker so that it doesn't cover up the kitties that settle at the bottom when you display the card upright.





Here's a video that shows the Hello card in motion.



Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one do you like better? Please do let me know! I love to hear from you!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Toil and Trouble
by Rachel Duong


Today is going to be a hauntingly great day! Hi, it's Rachel and I am sharing a little scary, but mostly fun Halloween card. These dies are from the "Whittles" line by Poppystamps. I love them-- especially the "Whittle Witch!"


Here are the steps to create this card.

  1. Using watercolor paper, die cut 2 of each: "Whittle Witch", "Boo Poe Script", "Halloween Assemblage", and "Whittle Wood Picture Frames".
  2. Watercolor the images the colors of your choice.             


3. Paint the "Boo Poe Script" sentiment in black distress ink. After that, lay the sentiment in a splatter box and generously splatter watered-down white acrylic paint over the die.
4. Randomly place the spiderweb die cut from the "Halloween Assemblage" dies on a black cardfront measuring approximately 4" x 5.25". Then blend white ink over the web to create a background. Uneven spiderweb images give the card character!


5. Glue the witch and the "Whittle Wood Picture Frames" (large frame) on the cardfront.
6. Cut and unravel orange/red/yellow embroidery thread into small pieces. Then glue around the top of the witches head-- give her a haircut as needed. The messier the better!
7. Layer and glue a second die cut to the "Boo" and the broomstick for extra strength. Then adhere to the frame.
8. For the hat and the caldron, you can either glue a second die cut down as in the previous step, or cut off the area where the pieces overlap the witch. This will be the handle for the caldron and the brim for the hat.
9. Choose different sizes of the "Clear Fairy Drops" and glue for bubbles coming out of the caldron.
10. Glue gold Stickles onto the hat for extra sparkle.
11. Adhere the cardfront to a black card base.


The "Whittles" and the new Poppystamps Halloween release are to DIE for! I am over the moon about them! Have a BOO-tiful day, I will be back soon and until then, BEWARE of more creative posts!


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

You Are the Sweetest
by Nancy Penir


Hello and welcome! Nancy here, and I have one last summer card for you, before pumpkin season takes over. 


I have geraniums in my garden, do you? Our extreme dry heat takes them out in late summer, so I couldn't find one plant blooming, to post a picture of their beauty for you. Their thick lush leaves grow together blanketing the soil, and the flowers grow high on sturdy stems. I wanted to capture that for my card.


All pieces were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked. That way I could assemble the blooms from deeply inked to pale.

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The sentiment is black embossed onto clear cardstock. Be sure to use heat resistant clear cardstock so the heat doesn't warp it.

Layered and dimensional, I will certainly handmake a custom envelope. 

Are your cards taking a turn toward autumn? Sometimes saying goodby to summers bright colors is bittersweet. At least my cards are still blooming! Have a wonderful week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




If The Shoe Fits...
by Nancy Penir


With Fall right around the corner, and Halloween sneaking in too, Poppystamps has some new dies in the shop to, well, to die for! 


The new 'Witches Shoe' can be dressed up, filled up or glammed up just about any way you like! I've paired my glittered shoe with some other new dies from the shop, and this new Jack O Lantern Frame, that I altered to fit my Mini slimline card. 


First I cut the frame out twice from orange glitter card stock.


Then I positioned the corners of the cut up frame where I wanted them on the card. Notice the edges of the cut from are cut on a 

diagonal, which fits seamlessly together. Then I added the piece cut to size all fitted around the card.


I've already  created another shoe card with this die, and I'll post it next time for you. It's just too cute! All product used is listed below for you, and is ready for purchase in the shop. Have a wonderful weekend!

Nancy Floral Signature copy








Sweet Striped Wishes
by Janet Katz

Stripe wishes PS
Janet here with one last reminder to enter our Word Art challenge to have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 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 that gift certificate.
On this stripey card, I used the Luscious Script Wishes die along with the Life is Sweet Clear Stamp set. To make the stripes, I cut  a lot of 1/4" strips of three different colors of cardstock -- a light turquoise, a teal, and a light yellow-green. I glued the strips to a piece of white cardstock approximately 4" x 5". Next, I trimmed that piece of cardstock to  approximately 4.75" x 3.25" to cut off all the uneven ends. I centered this on a white A2 sized card. I used  the middle-size frame from the Scallop Stitch Frame die set and cut out a scalloped frame and glued it down on the stripes.
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I die cut the word wishes from heavyweight white cardstock and then used a piece of turquoise vellum to cut the the shadow die. I glued these two together and then attached them to the striped background, carefully hiding foam adhesive behind the wider strokes of the letters.
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Next, I stamped the word Sweet from the Life is Sweet stamp set and cut it out and mounted it with foam adhesive above the word. Finally, I added color-matched sequins to the stripes on the cards to give it shine. Hope you enjoyed my explanation and that you enter our contest before the month's end.

Janet Floral Signature copy