114 posts categorized "Love/Valentine"

See all-the-way-through Card
by Sphoorti


Hello Poppy Peeps!


Sphoorti here, back with a truly see-through card creation. Poppystamps recently released their stunning "2022 Scandinavian Spring" collection, and I couldn't resist playing with the gorgeous 2615 Nordic Lacy Plate die. You might have even spotted this card on the Poppystamps Instagram during our Insta hop last month! Today, I'm excited to share a step-by-step guide on how to make this captivating, "latticed" card yourself. Take a peek inside!





I started off by cutting four panels of Neenah Solar White 110 pound card stock using the 2615 Nordic Lacy Plate die. For extra sturdiness of the panels, I adhered two panels together. Then I adhered the resulting two pairs of thick panels to make a top-folding card.




Then I cut four of the largest hearts from the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts Craft Die Set and adhered one on each side of the card so that they all overlap or cover each other.





On the front, I cut out a number of hearts using some silver foiled card stock, some alcohol ink card stock I had in my stash, and some plain white card stock and alternated the various resulting frames.





On the inside, I found some marbled pattern paper in my stash that I thought I'd use just for a change instead of plain white card stock.





I had a leftover silver foiled banner from a hot foiling spree from earlier this year which I used as the sentiment. It's from the PSF806 Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Craft Die set and reads "You are so amazing".



And that was it, really! What do you think?





Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! We love to hear from you.


Have a great week ahead!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Cuddle Bunny!
by Rachel Duong


Hi crafty friends! It's Rachel here with 3 clean and simple cards using the Poppystamps "Cuddle Bunny" die. I fell in love with this bunny the moment I set my eyes on it-- absolutely sweet and so easy to assemble. 

The "Cuddle Bunny" is five pieces and creates this adorable furry friend. The bunny can be transformed with floppy-ears by trimming them off, turning them upside down, and adhering each ear to the opposite side of the face.


To create my first card, I die cut the "Cuddle Bunny" many times using creme, white, three shades of pink, and grey. I cut small strips of black to insert behind the eyes. I adhered all the pieces together, making one with floppy ears. Next using an A2 size kraft card, I arranged the bunnies and glued them down. 


Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink from the Poppystamps "Spring Banners" clear stamp and die set. Clear "Fairy Drops" framing the sentiment finish the card. 


There are many more ideas to add to this card--a foiled background, a natural jute twine tied at the top, and patterned paper pieced bunnies. I can't wait to create the later!


My second card is to encourage a special someone. I die cut the "Cuddle Bunny" in white. I used pink for the ears. A black strip is placed behind the eyes. Then I adhered the pieces together.


For the flower embellishment, I used pearl paper from the Memory Box "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad" and die cut the Poppystamps "Nordic Flourishes" die. (I save the extra pieces). Next I die cut the "Scallop Pinpoint Hearts" die using the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad" in shiny red and the Memory Box "Glitzy Glitter Pad" for the heart outline in sparkly red. I hot foiled the sentiment from the "Modest Banners Greeting Hot Foil Plate" set in gold on black paper. I cut out another banner in charcoal grey and trimmed it down to go under the main banner as an accent. 


Finally I adhered it all together onto an A2 charcoal grey cardbase. A true sweetheart!


My last card is my favorite! It's simple but has so much personality. IMG_4511

I created this bunny using handmade paper my daughter made. I love the rough, natural, worn look of it. The paper reminds me of my old stuffed animals! As described above, I turned the bunny into a floppy-earred one by trimming the ears off and adhering them upside down to each opposing side. 


I adhered the bunny to an A2 card front from the Memory Box "Berry Red Collection" paper pad and then to a white card base. Finally, I added a sentiment using the Memory Box "Happy Birthday Foil Greetings Black Tabs" and an Open Studio "Fairy Jewel" in pale pink. 


I have to mention my daughter rescued two Holland Lop bunnies last fall. They are the sweetest and I am delighted to take care of them when my daughter is home from school. With the ears turned down, they look just like my grandbunnies!

Thank you for "hopping" by! I hope you find the Poppystamps "Cuddle Bunny" as irresistible as I do. The sky's the limit. Until next time, have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out the latest Poppystamps release. It is filled with overflowing goodness!

Rachel Floral Signature




PSC#113 Challenge Reminder - Heart Eyes!
by Sphoorti



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Hello Poppy Peeps!

It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#113 - Heart Eyes! This month's challenge is a nod to the Heart Eyes emoji that is a show of affection, love, adoration for someone or something. We want you to show your love for someone or something you adore this month. You could be smitten with just about anything.. your special someone, your fur baby, a sports team or even your crafty hobby. You're welcome to make cards for your favorite Valentine / Galentine / Palentine or perhaps a wedding or anniversary!

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. For more details, check out the main post here.

This was my take on the challenge, and somewhat of a deviation from my comfort zone. Hearts and pinks aren't usually my thing, but this card took some unexpected twists and turns and this is what I ended up with! Not too shabby, is it?



I started off by cutting out some hearts and frames from the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts Craft Die Set using some white card stock, some alcohol inked panels, and silver foiled card stock. My initial plan was to make a tiny shaker, so I cut out multiple frames and stacked them up. I topped off the multilayered heart with some acetate and then a foiled heart and was done with my shaker well. I filled the well with some pastel-colored jewels and stones and adhered it to the center of the largest heart which I cut out of white card stock.


I took an alcohol inked panel and cut out the next size up of the scalloped heart and adhered it outside the shaker. I followed this up with the other two sizes of the scalloped hearts but in silver foil this time.B107839F-44E8-4C4F-8223-A765421ACAF6

I wanted to make it a shaped card, so I cut out another large heart, scored and adhered it to the back. On the inside, I used the "With Love" sentiment foiled from the Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil and Die set and some silver foil.


A few days before I submitted this for the Challenge, the Design Team received a bunch of goodies from the owner of Poppystamps. They belonged to the new (and absolutely beautiful) release, 2024 Scandinavian Spring. One of the items was the Nordic Lacy Plate Craft Die and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I just HAD to use it somehow so I decided to adhere my shaped card to a die cut from the Nordic Lacy Plate die. I used white cardstock to cut it out and it looked a little too clean and simple, so I decided to ink blend the panel. I used Distress Inks like Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and for some drama, some hickory smoke at the edges. And that was it! What do you think? I tell ya, it was serendipity!


Now it's your turn to take on the Heart Eyes challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner of this challenge (chosen at random) will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! Remember - 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!

Have a great week ahead, and good luck, Peeps!



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With Love
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, Marybeth Lopez here with you today.  I have a card to share with you and  a quick reminder that you still have time to play along in the Poppystamps challenge called Heart Eyes. Anything that shows affection , for  someone you love.  This one could be used for a Anniversary or Wedding card.


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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!


I added some fun foam to the back of the heart using one of the smaller hearts to cut it out. The main heart was cut out with memory box woodgrain cardstock. I then added the little scalloped frame that is part of the same die set called :Scallop Pinpoint Hearts from Poppystamps .


The two darling birds are from the January release of Poppystamps and it's called Nordic Bird Bunch. So fun to play with. I could resists using  the patterned paper from memory box also ( my last card)  from the Christmas collection called Poinsettia Garland PP1024. I used Poppystamps Foil and Cut die set called Modest Greetings2 PSF808



I hope you are all doing well and get some time to create. I feel like I need time to create , cards and or quilting everyday. Thanks for stopping by today.

Thanks ahead of time for playing along.




Belly Rubs
by Rachel Duong


Hi to all! It's Rachel here with an adorable card full of puppy love! I used the Poppystamps "Holiday Corgi" and the "Playful Pups" dies. Do you like the corgi's sweater?!


To create this card I die cut the dogs using scraps of grey, light grey and white. I colored the eyes and noses with a black Sharpie fine tip marker.


I chose a green plaid from the Memory Box "Anemone Plaid" paper pad and die cut the sweater. Next I die cut the sentiment in Memory Box "Stormy Blue". Then I die cut the "Nordic Floral Plate" in a buttery cream cardstock for the background. I die cut blue, green and grey from the same plate to use pieces to embellish the background.


Glue all the pieces together. The cream base goes on a white card base. Then the embellishments, the dogs, and the sentiment.


Finally, I added Stickles glitter glue to the little hearts on the sentiment. Awesome!


I hope you love this adorable card. I had a wonderful time creating it. I am excited to try making dogs in so many other colors. Until next time, take care and stay healthy!

Rachel Floral Signature



Bunny Love
by Birgit Norton

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Do you have a special "some-bunny" in your life?  Birgit here with you today, and I'm revisiting some of the previously released dies.

Have you been enjoying the spring release so far?  Sometimes I can get so caught up in the new releases that I overlook the timeless dies from previous releases.  So today, I've paired the darling Wishful Bunny and other previously released sets to make a card for some bunny special in my life.  Let's get started!

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I started by cutting the Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame out of pink cardstock and mounted it to an A2 sized pink card base.

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I cut the Lovely Fringe Flowers out of white and the same pink cardstock.   I also cut the Wishful Bunny out of white cardstock and played around with the layout.  I added a pink gingham ribbon bow to the bunny to dress her up.

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Once I decided on the layout for the card front, I assembled the flower and mounted it onto a red paper medallion.

I cut a pink glittered heart from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad, using the Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame and glued that to the top of the flower.

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For the sentiment, I cut the Peace, Love and Belly Rubs out of white cardstock and trimmed off just the "LOVE" section for the sentiment and glued that to a Colwell Label.

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To complete the sentiment, I cut the letter "U" from the Marzipan Alphabet and glued it onto the bunny's extended paw, thus completing my card.

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