78 posts categorized "Houses"

Welcome Christmas
by Nancy Penir


Christmas Greetings, all! Hoping you're enjoying the holiday season, even with all that's plagued us this past year. I have a card to share that hopefully brings some cheer along with inspiration, using some dies that can be used any time or season.


The Townhouses trio is a fun set of 3 townhomes with separate roofs, allowing you to change up the colors. My card today uses them on a shaker. 


After I folded my 4 1/4 x 11" cardstock I positioned my square frame where I wanted the shaker to be. Then drew within the square window.


I kept the pencil mark faint, but you can see where it's drawn (if you look carefully). Then I used post it notes to create a barrier for sponging.


The sponging was done rather randomly, slightly heavier on top, sort of like a snowy flurry.


Here's a closeup of the townhomes. I decided to add 'snow' to the rooftops (embossing) and doubled the homes so the windows would have a bit of contrast.

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Snowflake sequins are the sweetest shaker elements, don't you think? 

Despite a year of chaos and turmoil, it's still the most wonderful time of year. And my prayer is that you find peace and joy in the beauty of the holidays. Blessings!

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Simple Bird House Pop Up Easel
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  It's December so let the countdown to Christmas begin!  I know you're making seasons bright with all your creations this month! 

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I'm smitten with a fussy card but they're not always so simple to make.  I am always in awe and then find the directions too complicated for me to reproduce.  I love  the easel dies at Poppystamps.. they make a fussy looking card super easy to make with all the dies you need to make something extraordinary. 

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I mean, does it get easier than this?  You cut out all the pieces and then assemble them, and BAM! You have a gorgeous fancy fold easel card that looks fussy but isn't.

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Even the inside panel is separate so you can stamp a sentiment or leave it blank for a personalized note.  This sentiment is from the Poppystamps Christmas Time stamp set.   I love the script font and heartfelt message.

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I cut the snowy drifts from glitter paper.  Did you know that Memory Box has 6" pads of glitter paper?   I added some light distress inking on the birdhouse front panel to bring out the lines on the paneling.  A few half pearls make shiny red berries added to the evergreen boughs.  I used a sharpie to color the  face of the cardinal and a dot of Nuvo drops form an eye.

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Easy peasy right?   Crafting doesn't need to be complicated.. it only needs to be FUN!  Hugs!

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Galaxy Christmas
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters! Sue here with a Christmas card using a galaxy sky background for the cute Simple Lantern Oval die.


This is my first attempt at making a galaxy sky with Distress Inks and I have to say it was a lot of fun!


I took white cardstock and pounced and blended a few Distress Ink colours randomly over the panel. I added pink and purples first, then light blues and darker blues and finally black. And yes, it looks like a hot mess when you're starting out (as you can see in the pic) and it doesn't matter if you have blotches because as you continue to add colours it evens out and some sort of dark night sky magic happens.


When I was happy with the inking, I mixed Perfect Pearls with water and flicked it on the panel and let it dry. Then I did the same with white paint and blue metallic paint and these became the stars and/or snow! Totally up to you! It really adds to creating depth in the night sky!


I die cut the Simple Lantern Oval 4 times from black cardstock and layered them. I added a piece of glitter cardstock behind the lantern for a little sparkle.

For the scene, the house and tree were die cut from white linen cardstock and for the snow I die cut the Whittle Cloud Border from white pearl foil paper from the Polished Foil Pad.


The Holly Merry Christmas was die cut from the same sparkly platinum cardstock found in the Holiday Glitter Pad.


I hope you get inky and try making your own galaxy background and incorporate it into one of your Christmas cards!


Wishing you a crafty week!

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Spooky Party
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Poppystamps Friends!

It is spooky party time, so I created a fun little spooky invitation just for you! I used the Proper Brick House to create Spook Central with some of our super cute whittle characters. Take a look!


I started with one of my favorite background panels, the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles from Memory Box. Then I cut the Proper Brick House out of black cardstock, and added grey pieces for the bricks. The grey house is one large rectangle shape that I had to trim very precisely to fit inside the edges of the house. That was the tricky part. 


I cut the windows and door out of yellow and orange, and did a little piece work with my craft tweezers for all the tiny details.


I added tiny little details to bring the Whittle Monsters to life, like tiny pieces of cardstock for the mouth and eyes.


I love the way all these little Whittle characters came together! The Monsters fit right in to the windows and doors, and the tiny Mummy and his cat are arriving for the fun! The Whittle Clouds and Whittle Pumpkins are the perfect size too!


These spooky friends are ready for a socially distanced spooky night, whatever that looks like this year! Have a Happy Halloween and keep haunting!






Halloween Haunted House Easel Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here today with a Halloween Haunted House Easel Card. I first started with the Poppystamps Winter House Pop Up Easel Die Set. Even though this die set was meant for Christmas is also great for Halloween too. I cut the base out with orange cardstock and then cut the house out in yellow and brown. I matted the brown with the yellow to give the windows and door a yellow glow. Then cut the windows and roof out in black cardstock. For the drips, I used the purple cardstock from the Memory Box Frosted Glitter Paper Pad

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I tucked in some ghosts from the Poppystamps Squeaker Ghosts Dies in the windows.

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For the pumpkins, I used Poppystamps Haunting Pumpkins

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I used the Poppystamps Boo Outline to add as a ledge to prop the easel card too.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!




Christmas House Pop Up
by Jeanne Jachna


There is nothing better than HOME for the holidays!   I love sending one of a kind handmade cards for all occasions.  I've always felt that special fold cards were a little complicated and out of my league.  With the introduction of EASEL craft dies,  Poppystamps makes it easy enough for even me to make!


In fact, the hardest part about making this card was deciding what colors to make it.  Since my daughter recently moved into a turn of the century modern colonial I thought she'd get a kick out of this one decked out like her own house with Evergreen painted shutters and entrance.


The card base is made by cutting the largest die twice and assembling the two pieces.  Next cut the smaller house shaped die and add a sentiment.  Cut another smaller house shaped die cut (the pieces in pink) and decorate it for the cover of your card.

The die set includes snow drifts to hang from the window sills and porch roof.  I cut mine from glitter paper. I was so tempted to hand cut little candles to put in the windows! 


Here's how the sentiment looks on the inside of the card.  I stamped a sentiment from the CHRISTMAS TIME stamp set on a Memory Box Stitched Oval.  The fancy font, and pretty stitching on the  oval makes this even more beautiful!


The easel card can be displayed like this.  I see little tree decorations placed around it on the mantle - comfy cozy.


This card looks fussy with it's colorful layers but was so easy to make!  I'm tickled pink that I could make a fussy card like this! 

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