55 posts categorized "Kim Singdahlsen"

Layered Lovely Flowers
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I love a quick and simple card that still has lots of interesting details. The Layered Lovely Flowers die is the perfect die to use for this. This card consists only of a fun sentiment, three layered flowers, a strip of patterned paper and a sprinkling of lovely gems but the layers and details in the flowers make it look like so much more!

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The Freestyle Hugs die has a wonderful bold look that works beautifully with those layered flowers. Then I cut out all four layers of the flowers each out of a single color and adhered them in the centers so the petals could pop up and add dimension.  I pulled my colors from the striped paper - giving it a warm summery look. The centers and the little accent gems are all from the Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones  - I love the glow  and shine that these gemstones add.

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With the four layers and the detail in each little petal, the Layered Lovely Flowers look so full and realistic. All four layers are on one die so it's one quick swipe through your die cutter, a bit of adhesive in the center of each, then just lightly bend up the petals.

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I love these flowers and I can imagine them in so many ways - a soft card with pastel flowers, white flowers with colorful centers, a rainbow of different colors - they would even work in winter and holiday colors. It's  a simple and versatile die and I hope I've given you some ideas for it!Kim Floral Signature copy


You Can Do It
by Kim Singdahlsen

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All of the butterflies in the May release are absolutely gorgeous!  This is the Large Stained Glass Butterfly and Background die. (This card does not use the coordinating "background" which is the same shape as the butterfly to add whatever you would like behind it.  In this case, I wanted the colorful stripes to shine through so did not use the background.)  The release also includes a small version of this butterfly and full card front die full of butterfly cut outs.  All of the butterflies in the release coordinate beautifully with each other.

There's a separate die for the body which is wonderful because you can use an accent color and make it stand out.  In this case, I used gold foil to add some shine and elegance.

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I framed the butterfly and sentiment with the largest die from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames. This help draw the eye into that amazing butterfly. Because of the bold look of the butterfly and the cheerful stripes, I chose the "You Can Do It" sentiment from the Art Deco Inspiration clear stamp set.

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This card was truly quick and easy.  I simply die cut the butterfly and the frame.  I cut six strips of paper to 4 1/4" and then every so slightly less than 1/2". Then I heat embossed the sentiment. I applied adhesive to each and it was together. That gorgeous die as the focal point gives this simple card all the detail and interest it needs!

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There are many other samples with the gorgeous butterflies on the blog. Be sure to scroll through and check them all out. They truly are amazing and work in so many different ways! I hope you enjoyed my clean and simple version.Kim Floral Signature copy



Moose Hugs for My Guy
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Just a reminder that the theme for this month's challenge is My Guy and we hope to see you playing along.  236800618_3307987012760970_42492384614323546_n

I just had to play along. The Whittle animals were what initially drew me to Poppystamps. They were just perfect for my two young teen (at the time) sons and my husband. The Whittle are very cute, but not cutesy! And now that there are multiple stamp sets full of punny little sayings for them, they show up on virtually every card that I make for them.  Of course, you all know that Poppystamps has so much more than the Whittle animals - have you seen the newest release of flowers and butterflies? Gorgeous!

I wanted to send my oldest son a big "hug" so I pulled out the Playful Hugs die then what better to go along with that hug than this jaunty Whittle Moose.  To decorate the "hugs", I adhered 1/4" strips of colored paper to some scratch paper and then cut the hugs. If you try this, be sure to apply adhesive to the very edge of each strip of paper. If you don't, some of the smaller pieces at the top and bottom of the "hugs" won't stick.  Trust me on this!

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I knew it was going to be a small scene so I wanted to frame it to make it pop. I used the stitched inner frame from one of the Scalloped Stitch Frames. Then I cut the sky and the ground pieces just slightly larger than the inner dimensions of the frame and adhered it to the back of the frame. I adhered the "hugs" and the moose with the moose getting slightly tangled in the sentiment.  I filled in the sky with a few Whittle Clouds.

I gave the background just a bit of decoration using the Double Diamond Lattice Plate in white on the kraft. 

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I hope that I've inspired you to play along with us this month at our My Guy challenge!

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PSC#93 My Guy!

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 #92 Floral Fantasy is Cindy Chiu!


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

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#93 My Guy!  This month we want to honor the men in our lives - boys of all ages!  Whether your guy loves sports, trains, cars or camping; maybe his perfect day is boating, fishing or chasing a little white ball on the golf course!   Whatever his passion, we want to celebrate him!   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 June Guest - Birgit Norton who was selected by Nancy who has been a fan of Birgit's for years!  She has been on several design teams, and enchants with every project. Her cards and style are full of sweet joy, always inspiring  with her clever designs.


Birgit Norton

Blog: Crafting While I Wait

Instagram: @birgitnorton

I live in the beautiful state of Maine, where the winters are long and summers whiz by in the blink of an eye. I try to spend as much time outside during the warm summer months, but during the long, cold winter months, I'm happily spending my time making cards and other paper crafts to share with friends and family.

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

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

Stained Glass Butterflies
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I absolutely adore butterflies and all the butterfly dies in the new Poppystamps release are at the top of my favorite list!!  First, there is a full background die, the Stained Glass Butterfly Collage. It's gorgeous! In my two cards I used it slightly offset to give it a little different look but it also can be centered and will fill the front.

Then there is the Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background (which is what I used on the thoughts and prayers card) and also a large version of the same butterfly. They coordinate perfectly with the collage background.

My following card uses the butterfly collage in the upper left corner and then adds the small butterfly to the side. I used three blue gems from the Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones and backed the main butterfly with a light bluish color from the Memory Box Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  The sentiment is from the Diamond Sentiments clear stamp set, all of which fit perfectly into the butterfly background.

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I added a bit more detail into the second card by putting different colors behind each butterfly.  It was a bit fiddly to do, although probably easier than adding small pieces into each segment of the butterfly (although wouldn't it be glorious to add a variety of colors in each little section!)

I cut the background out of scratch paper. It doesn't matter if it's cut in exactly the same way as the background as you'll see in the second photo. Then I held the scratch paper over my glitter paper and cut around it so that my glitter paper was in the same general shape as that butterfly.


Then I adhered the glitter piece behind my main piece.  You can see parts of the glitter paper are sticking out to the left since there was more of my butterfly on the scratch piece than on the my card. It really doesn't matter because after I did this for each color, I just trimmed around the entire piece. 


I love the results. The butterflies are gorgeous and the glitter paper is amazing!  This sentiment on this card also came from Diamond Sentiments. It really shows how these sentiments tuck perfectly into the butterfly collage.

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I hope I've given you some ideas for the gorgeous new butterflies. Kim Floral Signature copy


Supplies for Thoughts and Prayers

Supplies for Wonderful in Every Way

Anything is Popsicle
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Anything is popsicle!!  If I can use a deco cover plate to make a popsicle - everything is most definitely possible!

This card started with the sentiment. I have a friend facing life changes and I thought "anything is popsicle" from the Life is Sweet stamp set had meaning and was also cheerful and encouraging. The Whittle series of dies does have a popsicle and that's what I had pulled out but then as I continued flipping my through dies, I saw the Arched Deco Plate. My first thought was it had popsicle shapes and it could work with my Whittle popsicle but then the light bulb came on and I realized it didn't just have to be a background - it could be the actual popsicle!

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I cut the background from white and adhered it on white.  Then I picked out two colors from the Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter pad. There are so many color choices between all the glitter pads, but I was looking for a bright and sunshiny look so picked yellow and orange. I cut out the small pieces and simply adhered them in the openings. 

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The popsicle stick was hand cut from Kraft Woodgrain paper and tucked behind the popsicle. If you try this idea, be sure not to adhere the bottom white piece where you are putting the popsicle stick.  It took time and patience to carefully pry up the bottom piece to tuck the stick behind it.  In retrospect, it probably would have been faster to start from scratch being sure not to add adhesive to that piece!

I added a few yellow and orange jewels from the Autumn Fairy Jewels as some popsicle drips.

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I hope that this card made you smile and that as you go throughout your day you remember that "anything is popsicle"!!Kim Floral Signature copy