10 posts categorized "Just A Note"

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




Challenge Reminder: PSC#94 - Over The Rainbow!
by Sphoorti




Hello there!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#94 - Over the Rainbow! Summer is always a feast for the eyes in a rainbow of  color! Bold, beautiful flowers, sweet summer fruits, and a trip to the pool / the beach. This month we want you to add ALL the colors or maybe even an actual rainbow to your project. Your project can be for any occasion, just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 


This was my take on the challenge. Hope you like them!


Card # 1:




For my first card, I took the leaves from the Maple Symphony craft die and colored them with distress inks. I used my usual favorites: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Picked Raspberry and ink blended over the leaves (in that order).




I foam mounted the leaves along the bottom of my card base.




I took some Perfect Pearls in Gold and Perfect Pearl (silver / whitish) colors and splattered them over the leaves and bottom border of the card.




Then, I took a Sakura Quickie Glue pen and drew little dots around the leaves on the card base. After they were fully dry, I took some Therm O Web Deco Foil in the rainbow color and applied it to the dots (so that the colors of the foil match the leaf colors). Absolutely loved this effect! I couldn't capture it on camera but it's really fun to see in real life, and pretty too!




I took a hot foiled sentiment from the PSF802 Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die (the "Just a Note" one), cut it out in shape of a banner and foam mounted it on the right side above the leaves. And that was it! What do you think?





Card # 2:




For my second card, I took the Leafy Garden Border craft die and cut out a number of die cuts from it. I layered them on top of each other in order to create a chipboard-like die cut (for stability and a raised look because as Laura Bassen sings - "Dimension is liiiiiiife!")




I used the same distress inks that I used on the first card to ink blend over the leafy border.





I took a hot foiled sentiment from the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die (the "You're so kind" one), cut it out in shape of a banner and foam mounted it on the right side above the leaves. And that was it! What do you think?





Now it's your turn to take on the Over the Rainbow challenge! 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 Poppystamps store! Visit the original post here for more details / instructions! You still have time, but hurry!


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




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy





PSC#94 Over The Rainbow

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 Challenge #93 - My Guy is ionabunny!


The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is inknami!   

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#94 Over the Rainbow!  Summer is always a feast for the eyes in a rainbow of  color!  Bold, beautiful flowers,  sweet summer fruits, and a trip to the pool.   This month we want you to add ALL the colors or maybe even an actual rainbow to your project.  Your project can be for any occasion,  just be sure to include 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 July guest - Greta G. who was selected by Tiffany!  Greta consistently uses Poppystamps products and participates in our challenges. She has a wonderful clean and simple style that's creative and fun. Her joy in crafting comes through in every card she makes, and we are glad to have met her through our shared hobby.


Greta Hess

Greta H.

Blog: GG Creations

Instagram : @ggnursecreations

I’m a wife, doggy momma and retired nurse living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. More than twenty years ago I discovered stamping and was immediately hooked! Thanks to my paper crafting hobby, I now have friends all over the world. I’m so happy to be Tiffany’s guest designer this month. I hope you’ll find some inspiration in my card.


Greta H 2022-07
Greta H. 


Tiffany Pryce

Stained Glass Butterfly-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna

Jeanne Jachna






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 July 28 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1!!    

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