76 posts categorized "Kim Singdahlsen"

Joyful Bunny
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I'm using some of my favorite older dies for this Easter card.  As much fun as new releases are, there are always old favorites that will always have a place in my stash.  I used one of the two Spring Bunnies - they are both so cute and so perfect for sitting with their eggs in a field of flowers (especially with a fluffy white tail!)  Then the Farm Fresh Eggs dies are basic egg shapes in different sizes that you can do anything with - papers or inking techniques or, for my card, lots of glitter!

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I wanted my glittery eggs in a field of flowers so I used a variety from the Potpourri Flower set.  This set is fabulous but there aren't flower centers so I had planned on gems for the centers, but everything about this card is so soft and delicate, gems just didn't seem right. I pulled out the new set Layered Pointy Petals which has a variety of centers. I used the same pastel glitter colors for the centers.

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I framed everything with the middle frame in Scalloped Stitch Frames. I used a soft blue cardstock outside the frame and a slightly darker blue in the inside. I love the way the pastel glitter and the whites look against the beautiful blue.  I added one little butterfly from Teardrop Butterflies since any meadow of flowers and bunnies (and eggs) just has to have a butterfly!

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I had so much fun playing with my favorite Spring Bunnies and Farm Fresh Eggs. And I love the variety of flowers that Poppystamps has that I could choose from to give them a beautiful spring-life field.  I hope I've given you some ideas for your next spring card. 
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Rainbow Hugs and Hearts
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Just a reminder - the current challenge is Die Cuts only.  With all of the fabulous images and words that are available, it's a fun one to play along with! 291890415_3574950159397986_2275337583175240290_nThe two dies to make this fabulous heart rainbow are part of the 2023 February release.  You can see them to the right side of the first photo. There's the Rainbow Arch which cuts the colors in the background and then there's the Hearts Shining Arch which I cut directly into white paper, then adhered the rainbow colors behind it. 

Here are all of the dies that I used.

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After doing the rainbow of colors, what better to top it with than a charming black and white panda and some panda hugs!  I used the Whittle Giant Panda along with Freestyle Hugs. FYI - I'm a huge fan of the Poppystamps pandas and if you also love pandas, there's a fabulous new set of dies in the 2023 February release that includes 4 little pandas plus a whole scene behind them - the Whittle Panda Pickup Kit. But for my rainbow, I needed the giant panda.

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Because it's such a bright and happy card, I decided it needed sparkle and happily, the Bright Jewels had the rainbow of gems that I needed.  I randomly plopped them in the hearts mostly surrounding the panda.

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I hope to see you playing along with us at the Die Cuts Only challenge!Kim Floral Signature copy



Hello Pandas
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I absolutely adore all of the pandas that Poppystamps has come out with.  Their expressions are just the sweetest!! The newest addition to the pandas is the Whittle Panda Pickup Kit. Besides the pandas, it has a charming old-fashioned pickup truck and also a little wagon for the pandas to ride in. I'll definitely use those in the near future but the person that I made this card for needed pink and sparkly. 

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There are four Whittle Pandas in the set all with slightly different poses. (You can see all four in the first picture).  I used the sitting panda next to the sentiment and I thought the other little guy looked like he was dangling from the bamboo (also in the set).  This same little guy would look great holding a big balloon bouquet (even more that comes with this set!) 

The hello is the new Hello Moonlight Script. There were a number of Moonlight Script sentiments in the last release.  I love the font - it perfectly straddles the line between somewhat elegant but a little bit fun. And it's always nice to have a backer with a sentiment so it pops. 

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For the background, I used the Penelope Pinpoint Frame. The little diamond shapes on it allowed just a bit of sparkle to peek through.  The black Postage Square Layer is actually from Memory Box.  It adds just a little bit extra to make my panda scene pop from the background.  

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These guys are truly fun to work with.  They are a single die but it's very clear where to snip the dies to get the two colors. Just cut one in black and one in white and then start trimming.  Be sure to check around the blog and the samples for the kit in the store because there are so many ways to use these little guys and their little pickup truck!Kim Floral Signature copy


PSC#102 - Die Cuts Only

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 #101 Me & You is Suzann Anderson


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

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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#102 Die Cuts Only!  We know you love Poppystamps so it's safe to say that you love die cuts too!   This month we're challenging you to create a project made entirely of die cuts - no stamps allowed!   Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards.  We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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 March guest selected and introduced by Jeanne from our Design Team!   It's true that opposites attract because I have been an admirer of Joyce's clean style for years!  It amazes me how she can make a die cut or stamp the focus of attention with no distraction on her clean white backgrounds.  I am jealous of her "less is more" craft style that is always "just right" simple perfection! 


Joyce Mehrberg

Blog: Cards By The Sea

Instagram: @joycemehrberg

I live in a small beach town, just north of San Diego with my husband and rescue pup, Sherlock. I started making cards over ten years ago, drawn in by the magic of heat embossing. I quickly embraced all the other fun things to buy, sort and organize as part of the card making hobby. My style is mostly clean and simple, and I really love the combination of bright and vivid colors with lots of white space in the background. When I am not making cards, I enjoy exercising with Peloton, volunteering with my dog, knitting, reading and traveling.

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Michele K.  Henderson

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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  March 29 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  April 1!!  No fooling!     

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

Birthday Tulips
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I am in love with the Layered Tulips in the brand new 2023 February release.  There are three different shapes with three layers on each tulip to easily get amazing dimension.  There are also stems. I know that may seem trivial but a lot of flower sets don't come with stems and I find myself trimming little strips of paper to use. I love that this set has three stems and they all have a nice graceful curve.

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I used my favorite trio of reds from the Berry Red cardstock pad. Compared to the other reds in the pad, these have a hint of coral and I love that soft look. To frame them I also cut the largest scallop frame from the previously released Scalloped Stitch Frames.  Then another newly released die is the Birthday Wishes Moonlight Script. There are actually four new sentiments in that same script!

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Because there is a lot of black in the black background I used for the "Birthday Wishes", I tied it into the card by doing some black splatters of ink. I don't often splatter because I prefer to have control as to where each card component goes.  But splatter can roughen it up a little and adds realism then as I've done, it connects the black components.  Finally I added five Pastel Jewels to fill in a few open spaces.

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I hope I have inspired you to use the Layered Tulips.  We are coming into tulip season so it's a great time to add them to your card. Can you imagine the beautiful colors you can use?! I look forward to seeing what you do. 
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Hello with Teardrop Butterflies
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I needed a break from the cold and snowy weather outside my craft room window and I knew the Teardrop Butterflies would give me the break that I needed! These butterflies were part of the Valentines release. They have a bottom layer and a top layer so you can easily create beautiful dimension (see the samples here).  I wanted to go a different direction so I fully adhered the top black layer to a bottom layer, then I used glitter paper to cut out oranges and yellow to fill in the detail. Each piece is a little small but it's not hard to do when you have the bottom layer because you are simply applying a bit of adhesive and plopping the glittered piece in each section.

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I used a little gold cord to give them antenna. This tied them in with the golden sentiment from Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and dies.  Of course the sideways guy needed to be on a flower so I used the new Layered Pointy Petals. Then it all felt a little small on a full card so I added the largest frame with inside scallops from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames.  This narrowed the focus to the grouping of dies that I had created.

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These butterflies make me smile! They are so cute and so cheerful - but they can also be elegant as you would see on the other samples linked above. I like the different shapes and there's even two smaller ones that I did not use on this card. 

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I hope I've given you an idea for the Teardrop Butterflies!  Have fun!!Kim Floral Signature copy