76 posts categorized "Kim Singdahlsen"

Birthday Floral Vase
by Kim Singdahlsen

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The Floral Vase Pop Up Easel creates a beautiful bouquet, but it does even more.

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Isn't this an amazing away for your recipient to display the card?! It becomes a beautiful decoration.  And it's really simple...the set of dies does it all!

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My cards tend to be clean and simple and I have to admit, these easel cards can seem overwhelming.  But they are surprisingly easy so I snapped a few pictures along the way that might help.

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The base is the biggest die. You can see it on top of the tape. It stretches from the top of the picture to the bottom. When you cut it, it comes out with two score lines, one being the little tab at the top. Fold it as shown, then add adhesive on the tab.

Then cut the next biggest die which is the top die. It looks like the big portion of the base die but slightly smaller.  I'm not great at lining things up so I flattened the base (you can see a hint of the tape in the middle of the picture below). Then I lined up the top die starting at the bottom so I could see it was centered before getting to the adhesive.  

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Then it's time to decorate.  There are SO many flowers and leaves to choose from - I used just a few.  You should definitely be sure to check out all the samples in the store because amazing things can be done.  I especially love those that add dimension to each flower- they are works of art.  But I was going for bright and simple. I wanted the impact of the dies but in a quick and clean way.

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I created a small square with black stripes - then I used the vase die to cut out the vase.  By the way, if you look at the second picture from the top of this post, notice that I also used the vase die inside. I popped it with dimensional adhesive which created the lip that holds the decorated portion upright and makes it an easel.  I picked some bright colors for the flowers and leaves, added a few gems and little grosgrain bow, and I have a very cheerful and surprisingly easy birthday card!


This is truly an amazing set of dies. I hope I've given you some tips, hints and inspiration!Kim Floral Signature copy





Panda Love
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I am loving the new Valentine's release! The Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame has dozens of little hearts plus stitched detail separating each one. The Vintage Scalloped Heart has two hearts that layer beautifully, one with scallops and one with a sunburst of rays. I used a trio of coral pink papers to put together this pretty background for the sweet Whittle Giant Panda. 

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The Whittle Giant Panda is as charming as you would expect from any Whittle.  He comes with one die but you cut one in white and one in black and then using the white one, you can see from the packaging picture above there are lines cut in that show you clearly where to trim to create a black and white panda.

The previously-released Lattice Plate die and the Double Diamond Lattice Plate die both fit over top of the Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame. My card uses the Double Diamond because the openings line up perfectly over the stitched accents on the heart plate and I love that detail.

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I wanted just a small sentiment because I didn't want it to hide any of the background or the panda. I found a "sending love" in the Diamond Sentiments clear stamp set. I added it to a label from the Colwell Label Set.

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You really can't look at this guy with all the hearts and patterns behind him and not feel the love!! I hope I've given you some ideas for all of the new heart products plus something new with the sweet panda!
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Cocoa and Warm Socks
by Kim Singdahlsen

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The challenge for this month is Let It Snow and what could be better on a snowy day than hot cocoa and warm socks!

291898570_3574949362731399_121962730055252665_nThe Whittle Cocoa with Whip die and those delicate Adelaide Snowflakes were part of the 2022 Christmas release.  I didn't use the mug at all during the Christmas season and I only used those gorgeous snowflakes once but I refused to stash them away until I played with them. So as I was thinking about the Let It Snow challenge and then remembered that perfect sentiment with cocoa and warm socks, I knew it was meant to be!

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I used the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad for the snowflakes picking a soft orange, yellow and pink.  Then I kept the mug simple because I wanted those sparkly snowflakes to shine. I didn't want it totally plain so I saw the perfectly sized heart in the brand new Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame.  Not that anyone would get the entire frame for one little heart - but it's a fantastic die and I already have a card ready for next week using the whole frame (and maybe a charming panda!)

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I was a little stuck on what to do with the background. I thought it needed more than just white but I didn't want it to overwhelm the snowflakes.  I love this trios of blues from the Fresh Aqua pad so I decided on simple stripes. I cut two and while I was cutting the last one, the two stripes that were sitting on my card moved into a diagonal direction and I decided to listen to the message they were sending me!  What a happy accident! The diagonal stripes give me the feeling of blowing snow!

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If you are looking out your window and seeing snow - I hope you have your warmest socks on and a fresh mug of hot cocoa in your hands!  And if you are crafting - think about playing along with our Let It Snow challenge!Kim Floral Signature copy


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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 #99 Gift It! is Inkami


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

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#100 Let It Snow!   This time of year all that glitters is snow!  We're looking for projects celebrating winter.. maybe a snowy scene, or keeping cozy by the fire with a warm cuppa, or maybe a winter birthday!  Your project can be for any occasion and is not limited to cards.  We welcome home decor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use 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 guest for the first challenge of the new year who is introduced by Design Team member Kim...I have followed Rosemary's blog and been inspired by her wonderful cards for over a decade. We both started blogging in 2010! She has a fresh style although not necessarily clean and simple as she is very good at combining textures, patterns and colors. Many of her cards use die cuts and I knew she would do a beautiful job of showing off Poppystamps products!

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Hi everyone! My name is Rosemary Dennis. I live in the south Puget Sound region of Washington state with my husband, two boys and our silly Doberman Pincher, Sparky. I got my start making cards because of a dear friend.  She would make the most beautiful handmade cards and encouraged me to give it a try.  I did and the rest is history, lol!  I'm so excited to be the guest designer for the January Poppystamps challenge.


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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  January 29 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  February 1!!    

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


Peace on Earth
by Kim Singdahlsen

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The Pondering Layered Deer is an amazing die.  His expression is beautiful and the dimension he has with just a few die cuts gives him a graceful and elegant look. 

I wanted to give him a simple and classy background. I used the Snowflake Flurry Collage angled on soft blue cardstock and added white glitter paper behind it. I was going to give him a full strip of snowy ground but then I saw the Flowing Curves die and decided it gave him that ground but in a unique and elegant way. 

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His expression really is amazing.  (BTW - I keep saying "his" but the antlers are optional!) I love the choice of "pondering" in the name of the die - it's perfect.  On my card, I believe he is pondering and marveling at the beauty and peace of the snowflakes.

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The sentiment is from the Gilded Christmas Wishes clear stamp and die set. It includes 12 different Christmas-related sentiments, all with unique shapes. I have used this card as a Christmas card, but I think this deer has many other possibilities. I have many family and friends for whom I create outdoor, mountain-related cards and I know this lovely deer will show up often in my crafting. 

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Joyful Whittle Gnome
by Kim Singdahlsen

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You just can't help but smile when you look at  this Whittle Gnome!  With his happy look, he seemed to work perfectly with the simple Joy Freestyle Script

He's cute and simple but I added a few extra touches. First, I gave him a plaid hat.  The plaid is from the Memory Box Jolly Christmas pad. I picked a piece with some golden accents because that led me to the golden joy and a few little golden snowflakes from the Snowflake Flurry Collage both using the Memory Box Polished Foil Pad. I thought the hat needed a bit more so I added one little leaf and berry from the Layered Holly Leaf Trio which I did in two tones of green. 

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I love the Evangeline Pinpoint Frame and it seemed perfect for my cozy Whittle Gnome. I did it tone-on-tone which I thought gave it a warm blanket look. 

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I have to admit that I never jumped on the gnome craze - at least until this year. I really have more than enough Christmas decorations for my house, but I was wandering a store and saw the tackiest and cutest little tree I've ever seen that is perfect for the shelves in my living room.  Then what goes with cute little trees? I decided gnomes did.  I now have 5 gnome items - including a pillow with two older gnomes holding hands (perfect for this empty-nester couple) and one that jiggles his jingle bell hat while singing a Christmas version of Shout.  I'm loving them!  They make me smile!!  After my new decorating scheme, I wanted to replicate the fun I'm have with my gnomes and was thrilled to see the Whittle Gnome die.  He's amazingly cute!  And I realized he could go many different directions.  The guy on this card is fairly classic with the warm colors and themes but you could go bright and cheerful or snowy or woodsy  - but whatever you do, the recipient will definitely smile!

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I hope this Whittle Gnome brought you joy and gave you some ideas for your own crafting.Kim Floral Signature copy