12 posts categorized "Just A Note"

Cherish every Kindness
by Nancy Penir


Greetings Poppy friends! Nancy here, and I'm sharing a card today with several techniques, made simple with Poppystamps products.


I used the new Deco Diamond Stencil Set for a background, and deepened my inking around the perimeter, while keeping the center light. I knew I wanted to add a stamped sentiment, and wanted the words to really shine. I loved the thought of kindness being like a fine flower, and that sweet thought needed to take center stage!


As for the flowers to frame the sentiment, Petite Blooms, I thought would be the perfect choice. I gave the petals a bit of dimension with a foam board and sculpting tool, inked only the centers, and stacked them for fullness. Choosing a darker shade for the leaves really hi-lighted those white petals!


There are so many new flowers to create with in the Poppystamp store, you should check them out!

Take care friends, and hope you're enjoying a flower-full spring!

Nancy Floral Signature copy







Just a Note
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, I hope you are all happy and well.  Marybeth Lopez  here with you today with a soft yellow butterfly card. I used Poppystamps Teardrop Butterflies , they are so cute and just the right size to flutter out of the envelope.


The sentiment is from Poppystamps Modest Greetings . Modest Greetings hot foil set, comes with 8 sentiments, that's a lot of choices . 


I used watercolor cardstock for the main panel for some added texture. I think this one is from memory box . I have lots cut up and ready to go so I cant be sure. 


For some of the layers on the butterfly I used a thick vellum cardstock, I cut many pieces out in a few shades of yellow then picked what I wanted as I created the panel.

The small vellum envelope is from Poppystamps Basic Junk Journal Set. So many die cuts out of that set to be used for things other than a junk journal.


Thank you for taking time to stop by . I hope you can find some simple inspiration from this card. Crafting is a true blessing. 

God  Bless you.







Just A Note Bouquet
by Tiffany Pryce


Happy Friday Poppy friends! I hope your presents are wrapped, your stockings are hung, and your cookies are frosted! As much as I love the holidays, I wanted to create a non-holiday card featuring a product from the new Valentines 2023 release. Have you seen it yet? Whenever a new release comes out, I love flipping through the Idea Book. It gives you wonderful ideas for projects, and you can see all of the new products in action. 


Today, I am showcasing the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set. This is a new addition to the Poppystamps easel products and is so beautiful! I love, love flowers and I enjoy sending flowers too. These paper flowers will never wilt so they make the perfect gift.

This card was fairly easy to put together. Start by die cutting all of the pieces to make the easel and base. I die cut them from white cardstock. The short part of the card base with the little tab is the front. When assembling the easel, you add glue or scor tape to the little tab only. This ensures that the easel props up properly.

After die cutting the base pieces from white, I ink blended the vase with teal ink. I die cut the leaves, flowers, and flower centers from both light and dark cardstocks in the Fresh Aqua paper pad and Sunny Orange paper pad. I arranged and adhered all of the leaves and flowers together with liquid glue or foam tape for varied dimension. For the flower centers, I added a little ink blending for color variation and depth. 


After adhering all of the flowers, I added sparkle with Fairy Sugar glitter glue. I added small drops of the Fairy Sugar in the color Sunlit Gold, which may be my favorite color in the glitter glue line. It added just the right amount of shine to my bouquet.


To create a stopper for the easel, I hot foiled a sentiment in gold glimmer foil from the Modest Greetings 1 set on white cardstock. I positioned the sentiment and die cut it with the outline die so the curve of the sentiment matched the card.


I adhered the sentiment with foam tape so it would catch the easel and added a few extra flowers underneath to carry the theme through. I eventually added more fairy sugar drops to the flower centers.



I really like how this sweet card turned out. This design could be used for any occasion, all year round! Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday!! May all the joy of the season be yours. See you next time.

Tiffany Floral Signature copy





Four Cards with the Fanciful Fall Leaves Die!
by Sphoorti








Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti, and I have four cards for you today! I love Fall and I love leaves, so when I had the die out, I couldn't stop die cutting away. I ended up with so many leaves, I made four cards, and I still have many leftover leaves that I can't wait to make more cards with!


The technique is pretty much the same for all these cards, just some little nuances here and there. The products I used are also pretty much the same, so I'll go ahead and list them here, and you'll also see them at the bottom of the blog post.


  1. 2493 Fanciful Fall Leaves craft die
  2. 2478 Scalloped Stitch Frames craft die
  3. 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die
  4. PSF802 Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die
  5. 2453 Freestyle Hugs craft die
  6. 2455 Freestyle Hello craft die


I started off by lining some of my usual 110 pound Neenah Solar White cardstock with some Deco Foil Toner Sheets by Therm O Web. You can actually use these directly, but I wanted the leaves to be sturdier / thicker, so I used the Neenah as the base. I took some Deco Foil Transfer sheets in the rainbow and the emerald watercolor colors, and ran it through my laminator with the toner sheets, and ended up with some foiled card stock. I die cut the Fanciful Fall leaves using this foiled card stock and cut a whole lot of leaves. (Note: Some leaves were also cut out using the technique from my previous post (i.e. foiling with adhesive sheets), I used this technique when I ran out of the Deco Foil Toner sheets). I recommend the technique in this post because the leaves have a smoother finish, and the deco foil doesn't get scrunched up when you use the toner sheets.



I used the Scalloped Stitched and the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames dies and cut out a number of frames with Neenah Solar White 110# card stock.



On the white cards, I picked out random scalloped frames that I cut out and placed them at various angles on my card base. Then, I took the foiled leaves and backed them with some foam tape for dimension. I scattered the leaves within the confines of some of the frames and cut the remaining ones off so that the card has a smooth finish. I added a sentiment to each card (i.e. the Hot Foiled "Just a Note", the Freestyle Hello, and the Freestyle Hugs). I scattered a plethora of jewels, pearls and rhinestones wherever I found some white space between the leaves, and that was it for the cards in white.



For the card in black - I used some 120# black card stock as my card base, and scattered the leaves everywhere. I didn't use the scalloped frames on this one. I topped it off with the Freestyle Hello sentiment and scattered jewels on this one and called it done!



Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Let me know which one you liked most! I think mine was the "Just a Note" card. But I'd love to know your thoughts! Thank you for visiting! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Old World Deer
by Rachel Duong


Hello, it's Rachel! Let's welcome Fall, the season of crisp air, leaves turning color and days getting shorter with an "Old World" card! What is "Old World"?! It's a style that is worn, slightly tattered, yet familiar and nostalgic. Finishings are distressed and faded. I love this look!
To create this card I am using the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" and the "Leafy Branch Oval". The dies are from the Fall and Christmas 2022 releases.  I hope you like it!


Here are the steps to create this card. 
1. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the scarf in burgundy.
2. Lightly blend brown ink on the deer to create shadow and interest.
3. Adhere the pieces together. 

4. Using a fine tipped black marker, dot in the eye.
5. Using a snow marker, add highlights and spots on the deer. It does not need to be exact or realistic. 

6. Die cut the Poppystamps "Leafy Branch Oval" in brown and yellow. Use small scraps for green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy. They will be used for the leaves. 
7. Take the yellow die cut and trim off the branches of the oval frame. Distress the frame unevenly with brown ink.
8. Take the brown die cut and paint it in a wash of darker brown.
9. Trim green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy leaves off the die cuts. Glue leaves onto the brown branches of the die cut. 

10. Using a neutral cardfront, blend brown and green distress oxide inks mimicking an oval shape. Spritz water on each color and dry between applications for this effect.
11. Glue the finished "Leafy Branch Oval" on the card front.
12. Blend distress oxides and inks around the corners and edges. Trim down the cardfront to slightly smaller than an A2 size. 
13. Glue the deer on the cardfront. Add a few leaves for embellishments and balance in the lower right corner. 
14. Tie 1 mm burlap twine on the fold to complete the card.

Supplies I used. The dies are linked to Poppystamps below.


I hope my card finds you well. I love the heartwarming charm of this adorable deer. It has a timeless feel and I can see this deer in the forest, munching on leaves. 
Both dies are great for so many occasions and events throughout the year. Have a wonderful day!

Rachel Floral Signature


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