18 posts categorized "Glitter"

2 Easy, CAS Happy Mail cards
by Sphoorti





Hello Poppystampers!


I'm back with 2 very easy, very clean and simple (CAS) cards for you today! I actually had 4, but one of the products I used on 2 of the cards was discontinued (my bad, I didn't realize it), so I'm just going to talk about the 2 other cards, which surprisingly were off-shoots of the original cards. By that, I mean - I planned the other two cards, I had a vision and implemented it. And I had some extras remaining with which I made the two you see here. Funny, huh?


So, let's get into it!


I fell in love with this little Stitched Envelope die and cut up a number of envelopes with various types of card stock (like Neenah Solar White / Vellum / Glitter / Foil) etc. Just a tip, though - choose thin card stock for this because it'll be easier to score it and get it to stick. (Don't do what I did and use Neenah Solar White 110 pound)




I scored and sealed the envelopes with glue (and where they refused to stick due to thickness of the Neenah card stock, I ended up using superglue and it worked like a charm). I put little puffy heart stickers where the top and bottom flaps meet and set them aside.




My original idea was to have the envelopes floating in the clouds (I'll post a picture of this on Instagram eventually), but for these two cards, I happened to see a spare frame from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame Die on my desk and played around with the envelopes on the frame like so:




I liked how the frame looked with the little envelopes on it, so I moved forward with the idea, and adhered the frame with the envelopes on a top folding portrait card base.




I cut up a bunch of layers of the Playful Hugs sentiment die and stacked them up to make a chipboard like die-cut. I applied it to the bottom of the frame horizontally. After I glued it down, I didn't like it very much (I felt that the envelopes were clouding the sentiment and it felt cramped down there), so I decided to make another one with a vertical orientation of the same sentiment. That's how I ended up with card # 2. Which one do you like better?




I absolutely adore these puffy heart stickers, so I couldn't help but put them on the frame too. I did that for both, but with different orientations.




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like better? Please do let me know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!




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PSC#91 Add Texture

Challenge Badge

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 #90 Pretty Papers is Donna Phelan


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

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com 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!


PSC#91 Add Texture!  Looking for an easy way to take your cards from ordinary to EXTRA-ordinary?  Just add a little contrasting texture!  We want you to go beyond smooth cardstock - add some dimension with contrasting textures like paste, embossing powders, embossing folders,  or with the addition of fabric or ribbon to make a big impression.       What a great opportunity to use something you already have or to try something new. like foundry wax or  glitz gels and glazes.  The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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 April Guest Cindy Chiu Who was selected by Sue from our Design Team!    Cindy is a fellow Canadian crafter who loves making floral cards that have a clean design. She isn't afraid to try new techniques and likes to incorporate ink, paint and other media into her cards! Love that! Stop by and see her thoughtful and pretty projects!


Cindy Chiu

Blog:  Escape To Stamping

Instagram: @esctostampin

Hello, I am a transplanter from Hong Kong, have been living in Canada for over 40 years. I am retired from being programmer analyst and spend most of my time paper crafting. I am addicted, I know!! LOL I also like making travel album and lately venturing into mix-media projects. I find my inspirations from challenge blogs, and Pinterest. But sometimes, when I am really stumped, I picked a product and start from there.


Cindy Chiu

Wishful Bunny-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna


Jeanne Jachna


Candice Crawford


Nancy Penir  

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 April 27 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on May 1!!    

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


Embossing Folder Sunflower
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello. Marybeth Lopez  with you today sharing a card using memory box 3D Embossing Folder beautiful sunflower, and Poppystamps : Splendid Happy Birthday.


I embossed the sunflower on a few colors of card stock and then fussy cut it out. As you can see I left some of the flat edged around the sunflower. It was very easy to cut out and I always find fussy cutting very relaxing.


I was going to have the yellow flower be the shadow but decided to cover it, you could leave some of it showing. I think for my next card I will have some of the darker color showing.


I used some distressed oxide ink and a blender brush to add a bit of color to the edges of the sunflower. I also did a bit of blending on the back  to make sure the edges were covered.


I decided last minute to add a bit of sparkle to the bloom with light touches of chunky glitter. I want this card to bring some joy and happiness in a very sad time.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you are looking for a sunflower to make a card with , this is a wonderful one, maybe you already have it. 

My God's peace be with you all. 





Different ways to use the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die - Part 1
by Sphoorti







So, I *may* have gone a little crazy with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die from the Poppystamps February 2022 Release. I absolutely love background dies like this, especially abstract ones that we can use in a multitude of ways, so I couldn't help but make a whole bunch of cards with it. Since I have SO many examples, I thought I'd split them up into 2 different posts. I'll post the second one next month, but in this post, I'll go over the first 4 cards I made with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die.


Cards 1 & 2:


The best part about dies like this is you can use the innards as well as the outards. Is that a word? Basically, the negative die cuts that you end up with when you die cut something - you can reuse to make another card! Not always possible because the negative die cuts may not really be pretty / useful. But in this case, they're absolutely usable and pretty too!

So, I started off by blending a panel of Neenah Solar White 110 pound cardstock with distress inks (Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, and Blueprint Sketch). I ran the panel through my Big Shot with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame Craft Die, and hung on to every little piece.

I used the same die to cut out some plain white cardstock and kept all the little diamonds. And you're going to think this is crazy, but I stacked 3 of the diamonds together for dimension for each and every diamond, followed by the colored ones from the inked panel I cut originally. But as the crafting world knows (and Laura Bassen says) "Dimension is life".

Then, I took a card base, adhered a card panel to it with the positive die cut from the Penelope Frame Die, and I adhered the stacked diamonds in the same order.




Then, I took some clear jewels and adhered them to the intersections.



I topped off the card with the Freestyle Hugs Craft Die which I cutout with Neenah Solar white and stacked a bunch together, with the silver foiled cardstock one on top. I used vellum to cut the shadow and used it behind the Hugs sentiment. And that's it! That's Card # 1. I think this one was my favorite of these 4.





Card # 2 came together very quickly and easily. I basically took the positive die cut from the inked panel from step 1 and mounted it on a cardstock with double sided adhesive. Then, I poured my favorite Diamond Dust into the diamond holes and burnished them in.




Here's a picture where you can see the diamond dust a little better:




I figured that I have enough glitter / embellishments on this thing already, so I didn't add any jewels or rhinestones, but now I'm wondering if I should have. Thoughts? I mean, can there really ever be enough glitter in life?




I did the same thing with the sentiment here that I did in card # 1, and called it done.




Cards 3 & 4:


For my 3rd card, I actually followed the same process as Card # 1, where I ink blended with a bunch of distress inks (however, on this panel, I used Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet).




Everything else was pretty much the same, except:

  • Instead of stacking up die cuts of the diamonds, I cut out little slivers of foam tape and mounted the diamonds on that. Which do you think is crazier of me? Stacking tiny die cuts multiple times? or Foam mounting with micro pieces of foam tape? Do let me know!
  • Instead of silver glossy paper for the sentiment, I used Black Glossy Paper from MemoryBox.




Which one do you like better? I personally prefer Card # 1 because of the cool colors + silver sentiment. How about you?




Card # 4


So, when I made Card # 3, I was left with the positive die cut (the one with the frame). Instead of adhering it down to a card panel as a whole, I cut it up into some slices. I took one of those slices and put it at the bottom of an acetate card panel.




Then I took a sliver of silver mirror cardstock and used it as a border so that the card had a finished look.




I stacked a bunch of hugs sentiment dies cut out of white cardstock, and then topped it with some of the black glossy cardstock. I decided I wanted it to be silver, so I put a silver sentiment on top, but offset it just a bit so that it looks like it has a shadow.




Then I used white pearls instead of clear gems as embellishments.




I normally windex my acetate cards before I photograph them but this time, I forgot. So, please excuse the fingerprints / lint / God-knows-whatever-else is on there.

Now that I'm looking at a picture of it, I wonder if I should have used a sliver of silver cardstock at the bottom too. What do you think?

Anyway, that's all I have for now!

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 very long post! Stay tuned for Part 2! You won't be disappointed!



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Cabin Snowglobe with a twist!
by Sphoorti




So, it turns out that I'm not quite done with the winter, the snow, or the Cabin Snowglobe Die Set. When the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit craft die was release in January, I had an idea to use components of it with the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Die Set that was released in the 2021 Holiday Release. I was finally able to implement it!

Here's how I made it...

Do you guys remember my post from January: The Glitzy and Pastelly Rainbows? Well, I had a couple of glitzy rainbows left over that I saved, and so step 1 = complete!

Then, I took the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit craft die set and cut out the unicorn and his fabulous wings and hair and horn with silver cardstock, and his body with just plain white cardstock. I colored his nose and mouth area with a gray copic marker. I stacked a bunch of diecuts to give him some dimension and sturdiness. (Somehow I still managed to break his neck - not sure if you can tell from the pictures. Poor guy).




Anyway, after I was done putting him together, I cut out all the components of the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Die Set with white and silver cardstock. The globe portion at the top - I cut out from cardstock on which I applied double sided adhesive so that I could sprinkle the Diamond Dust for the sparkly goodness, because what's a unicorn without sparkle?




I put the glittery background all the way in the back and then layered the hills in the front, and foam mounted the rainbow. I used some stickles glitter along the hills for some added dimension. And then I put the unicorn dude at the forefront of it all. What do you guys think?




I felt like there was enough going on and did not want to add more. Do let me know how you feel about a card without a sentiment. Hope you still liked 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 the post! 

P.S. Special shoutout to Patricia Howarth and Nancy Yoder and all others who leave sweet comments on our posts. The application doesn't allow us to reply individually / notify you with our responses, so wanted to give you a shoutout here. Please know that your comments are not unnoticed, and they make my day. Thank you so much for the love and encouragement.

Sincerely, and with lots of love,


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Playing with Unicorns!!!! a beautiful layout
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

My new layout is super happy!

I'm playing with Poppy Unicorns and I find some Snap Chat Filters!!! Everything matches!!!!


It seems that he wants to kiss me!!!! :)


This time I used more vibrant colors and a double rainbow!!!


Our beautiful glitter paper is special for unicorn projects!!!!


Remember that in our stock we have beautiful glitter!


How does this unicorn with eyelashes look? I like to make  up them with rosy cheeks and little  freckles too :)


You can do this layout idea for the children in your house! Super easy!


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