89 posts categorized "Glitter"

A Bird Bunch Birthday
by Rachel Duong


Hello there! It's Rachel, and I am excited to share a birthday card with a bunch of birds! I also want to remind you to join in our April Poppystamps Challenge. The theme is "Look Out The Window!" Create a card with a window or something that resembles a window on it. You can also create a scene as if you were looking out a window.


My window card features fancy birds with so much pizazz! I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Bird Bunch" die, it comes with six birds. I die cut the birds using pearlescent white and aqua, navy and white glitter paper, and a periwinkle shade of blue. Paper comes from Memory Box paper packs listed below. I assembled the birds and I used a fine point black Sharpie marker to color the area for the eye. Also don't forget the orange beaks!


Next I die cut the "Arched Gothic Cathedral Window" in white cardstock for the top piece and Memory Box "Anemone Grove" patterned paper for the accent. Using the negative shape of the window, I traced it on a piece of vellum, cut it out and glued it under the window.


I die cut the "Nordic Lacy Plate" in a heavy white cardstock. This is a beautiful backdrop for any card occasion. Then I adhered the window to the background and adhered it to a white cardbase. 

I arranged the birds on the card. I glued them down when I felt it looked just right. A Happy Birthday sentiment strip fit perfectly on the window trim. Finally I added a beautiful embellishment at the top of the window. 


I had a blast creating this card, it is just too "tweet!" I love the shades of blue and the fancy papers with glitter and shine. The birds are so handsome in their sweaters!

That's all for today. Please join the challenge. Link up your photo and two winners will be selected. Good luck to you! See you very soon.
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Cuddle Bunny!
by Rachel Duong


Hi crafty friends! It's Rachel here with 3 clean and simple cards using the Poppystamps "Cuddle Bunny" die. I fell in love with this bunny the moment I set my eyes on it-- absolutely sweet and so easy to assemble. 

The "Cuddle Bunny" is five pieces and creates this adorable furry friend. The bunny can be transformed with floppy-ears by trimming them off, turning them upside down, and adhering each ear to the opposite side of the face.


To create my first card, I die cut the "Cuddle Bunny" many times using creme, white, three shades of pink, and grey. I cut small strips of black to insert behind the eyes. I adhered all the pieces together, making one with floppy ears. Next using an A2 size kraft card, I arranged the bunnies and glued them down. 


Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink from the Poppystamps "Spring Banners" clear stamp and die set. Clear "Fairy Drops" framing the sentiment finish the card. 


There are many more ideas to add to this card--a foiled background, a natural jute twine tied at the top, and patterned paper pieced bunnies. I can't wait to create the later!


My second card is to encourage a special someone. I die cut the "Cuddle Bunny" in white. I used pink for the ears. A black strip is placed behind the eyes. Then I adhered the pieces together.


For the flower embellishment, I used pearl paper from the Memory Box "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad" and die cut the Poppystamps "Nordic Flourishes" die. (I save the extra pieces). Next I die cut the "Scallop Pinpoint Hearts" die using the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad" in shiny red and the Memory Box "Glitzy Glitter Pad" for the heart outline in sparkly red. I hot foiled the sentiment from the "Modest Banners Greeting Hot Foil Plate" set in gold on black paper. I cut out another banner in charcoal grey and trimmed it down to go under the main banner as an accent. 


Finally I adhered it all together onto an A2 charcoal grey cardbase. A true sweetheart!


My last card is my favorite! It's simple but has so much personality. IMG_4511

I created this bunny using handmade paper my daughter made. I love the rough, natural, worn look of it. The paper reminds me of my old stuffed animals! As described above, I turned the bunny into a floppy-earred one by trimming the ears off and adhering them upside down to each opposing side. 


I adhered the bunny to an A2 card front from the Memory Box "Berry Red Collection" paper pad and then to a white card base. Finally, I added a sentiment using the Memory Box "Happy Birthday Foil Greetings Black Tabs" and an Open Studio "Fairy Jewel" in pale pink. 


I have to mention my daughter rescued two Holland Lop bunnies last fall. They are the sweetest and I am delighted to take care of them when my daughter is home from school. With the ears turned down, they look just like my grandbunnies!

Thank you for "hopping" by! I hope you find the Poppystamps "Cuddle Bunny" as irresistible as I do. The sky's the limit. Until next time, have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out the latest Poppystamps release. It is filled with overflowing goodness!

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Happy Easter! "Mixed Media Mash-Up" Challenge Reminder
by Rachel Duong



Hi It's Rachel here with a Happy Easter card in Mixed Media Mash-Up style! I used the Poppystamps "Thoughtful Bunny Duo" die. I hope you will join the Poppystamps Challenge. Just scroll down to the Challenge on the blog and click for all the details. 


To create this card, I die cut the "Thoughtful Bunny Duo" using the "Delicate Glitter" and "Glitzy Glitter" pads. Next I die cut the "Proper Happy Easter" sentiment die from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror" pad and the "Vibrant Violet" paper pad. (These paper pads by Memory Box are listed below.) I glued the pieces together and set them aside. 


For the background, I used Open Studio Watercolor Paper, delicate finish. I layered distress inks mixed with generous amounts of water. Next I stamped "Banner Greetings" stamps over the lower portion of the cardfront. I used "Salty Ocean" distress ink and misted the sentiments with water to create a subtle, worn look. Then I ran embossing ink over the border and heat embossed silver powder to create a beautiful metallic frame. I roughed up the edges and wrapped teal jute string around the lower portion. 


 I adhered the bunnies and sentiment to the cardfront and cardbase. Finally, I chose Open Studio "Fairy Jewels" to embellish the card in similar colors present on the background! 

I hope you love this card, especially the layers of color. So much goodness!


Thanks for stopping by and please join the challenge, it will be lots of fun!

I would also like to thank my talented friend, Alison Heikkila, for being my guest designer this month. She made the most stunning card in true Mixed Media form. Please check out her awesome card featured on the Challenge post!

Have a wonderful day!

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Nordic Butterfly Wishes
by Birgit Norton


Hello Poppystamps fans!  Are you enjoying the spring release?  These Nordic dies are all so beautiful.

Today's card is light and lacy.  Here's what I did.


I started by cutting the Nordic Flourish Background out of white cardstock.  I cut the frame out of vellum.  I love how the vellum softens the flourish background.  I mounted them onto an A2 sized white cardstock base.


Next, I cut all the pieces of the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly out of teal, aqua and Delicate Pastel Glitter cardstock and layered them up using foam squares. 


I glued one of the butterflies onto the card front.  Just look at the lovely layers and all that dimension.


I stamped a sentiment from Christmas Banners and cut it out using the coordinating die.  I tucked it in under the butterfly with a little dab of liquid glue.


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Belly Rubs
by Rachel Duong


Hi to all! It's Rachel here with an adorable card full of puppy love! I used the Poppystamps "Holiday Corgi" and the "Playful Pups" dies. Do you like the corgi's sweater?!


To create this card I die cut the dogs using scraps of grey, light grey and white. I colored the eyes and noses with a black Sharpie fine tip marker.


I chose a green plaid from the Memory Box "Anemone Plaid" paper pad and die cut the sweater. Next I die cut the sentiment in Memory Box "Stormy Blue". Then I die cut the "Nordic Floral Plate" in a buttery cream cardstock for the background. I die cut blue, green and grey from the same plate to use pieces to embellish the background.


Glue all the pieces together. The cream base goes on a white card base. Then the embellishments, the dogs, and the sentiment.


Finally, I added Stickles glitter glue to the little hearts on the sentiment. Awesome!


I hope you love this adorable card. I had a wonderful time creating it. I am excited to try making dogs in so many other colors. Until next time, take care and stay healthy!

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Bunny Love
by Birgit Norton

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Do you have a special "some-bunny" in your life?  Birgit here with you today, and I'm revisiting some of the previously released dies.

Have you been enjoying the spring release so far?  Sometimes I can get so caught up in the new releases that I overlook the timeless dies from previous releases.  So today, I've paired the darling Wishful Bunny and other previously released sets to make a card for some bunny special in my life.  Let's get started!

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I started by cutting the Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame out of pink cardstock and mounted it to an A2 sized pink card base.

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I cut the Lovely Fringe Flowers out of white and the same pink cardstock.   I also cut the Wishful Bunny out of white cardstock and played around with the layout.  I added a pink gingham ribbon bow to the bunny to dress her up.

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Once I decided on the layout for the card front, I assembled the flower and mounted it onto a red paper medallion.

I cut a pink glittered heart from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad, using the Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame and glued that to the top of the flower.

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For the sentiment, I cut the Peace, Love and Belly Rubs out of white cardstock and trimmed off just the "LOVE" section for the sentiment and glued that to a Colwell Label.

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To complete the sentiment, I cut the letter "U" from the Marzipan Alphabet and glued it onto the bunny's extended paw, thus completing my card.

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