176 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

Warm and Cozy
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

It's a chilly one out there tonight, but lucky for us, we've got a warm and cozy home from Poppystamps to snuggle up in! Tiny little bricks and trees make The Proper Brick House feel just like home. Take a look!


I started with a dark blue background and added a little snowy yard. Then I cut Proper Brick House out of crisp white cardstock.


I placed a brick red panel on the back, then cut the roof out of a dark slate grey, and the window panels in yellow. I carefully glued all the tiny windows in place, and then glued the door frame, steps, and window tops in white.


I cut green Evergreen Trio trees, and a black tree from Snowman and Trees, and glued them in the yard. Then I cut the house again in a reddish brownish piece I found in my scrap box, and carefully added a few select brown bricks here and there. It's the proper place for a cozy fire and a good book on a chilly Winter's night.


Thanks so much for joining us today!








Sparkling Angel Tags
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

I love the holidays, but the last minute hustle and bustle of wrapping gifts and finding just one more tag can make Christmas crazy. So, here's an idea for beautiful and elegant tags that you can make in advance and stock up! I used the Stained Glass Angel and the Brilliant Star Oval to create sparkly gift tags made with scraps of glitter paper I had in my stash. Take a look!


These tags look glittery and bright, and they are so easy breezy too! I cut the frames in black, and glued them to white cardstock. I carefully trimmed the edges, then cut the pieces to the stars and angels in different shades of glitter paper scraps.


I used my favorite old craft tweezers and arranged the glittery pieces to create my tags. It's fun to mix and match the pieces.


Once all the pieces were glued in place, I simply added some shiny, translucent ribbon by gluing it to the back of the tag. There's a lot of fancy ways you can attach a ribbon on to a gift tag. What's your favorite?

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I love how the this angel looks just like stained glass! 

Thanks so much for joining us today! Happy Holidays!






Snowy Home Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a bright, cheerful Snowy Home Holiday card created with one of my very favorite dies from the new release, Winter House Pop Up Easel Set. Take a look!


As with all of our beautiful Pop Up Easel sets, the details are what makes these cards shine. Tiny little sills and frames, the snow piled on the windows and roof, and the triangle shaped dormers make this little house pop off the page. No matter how you design your own little house, it will be a holiday original!


Once I had my Pop Up easel panel cut, I cut out all of the parts for my house, all the windows, frames, dormers, door, porch, and the glittery snow. I also cut our some greenery from Floral Cluster, and a few trees from Evergreen Trio.



I cut out a panel from some frosty vellum paper that had thin swirly white lines on it, and adhered it directly behind the windows. Then I added a tiny little Evergreen Trio tree in one of the windows as a little surprise. Did you see it?


I added a few trees out front, and then cut out a few green leaves to make a holiday greenery arrangement on the front door. There's no place like home for the holidays!


Thank you so much for joining us today!








Joyful Snowman
by Michele K. Henderson

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It's a wonderful marshmallow world out in the snow with our new Whittle Friendly Snowman! He's the star of this cheerful winter scene that celebrates the joy of the season!


This card was a lot of fun to create! I started with a soft blue card base cut from the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from Memory Box. Then I cut a crispy white Snowflake Background and centered it on the panel.


I cut the Double Joy in soft pink and white, and added them the right side of the panel.


I cut out the Whittle Friendly Snowman, along with his darling hat and scarf, and adhered him to the panel with two foam pop dots. A few Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones and this snowman sparkles like magic! 


Thanks so much for joining us today, and celebrate the joy of the season!






Big Shiny Bulbs
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

When I was a kid, I LOVED decorating the Christmas tree! We'd pull out a giant, tattered box full of big shiny bulbs in red and silver. I loved the way the bulbs reflected the light and color from the twinkling lights. T this day, the big red shiny red ornament remains the symbol of all things holly and jolly.



I made TWO bright, shiny cards with the new Ornament Background die, alcohol inks, and YUPO paper, to start feeling fine and festive. As an added bonus, all the YUPO paper pieces were all cut from my scrap stash too! Those YUPO paper bits are just too pretty to toss!


I started with my two background panels. The first is YUPO paper and shades of green alcohol inks squirted around with a big rubber blower. The second background is light blue. I then cut the Ornament Background in white, and adhered it to my green card.


The second card was cut from a large green YUPO sheet I made a few weeks earlier. I adhered it on to the light blue panel, and then I cut the leaves from other green scraps that I had. Some even have little touches of metallic gold and copper in them. This allows the leaves to stand out a little bit from the vine. Use tweezers and tiny dabs of glue to inlay all the leaf cuts to their proper place on the vine.


I then cut the big bulbs from the scraps that I had saved from previous projects. The technique worked great on both cards. I'm not sure which one I prefer.


I do a lot of inlay cards, so for me the technique is easy. I've had a lot of practice. However, the tinier the inlay pieces, or the more complicated the design, the more challenging inlay cards can be. The Ornament Background is a great die to try a little inlay card technique for yourself. Enjoy a big shiny bulb flashback!


Now it's time to add a little jolly to your holly with these colorful cards!

Thanks so much for joining us today!






Poppystamps Celebrates the Cat Lovers Blog Hop
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

We are so glad that you've dropped by today! Poppystamps is thrilled to be a sponsor for the 2021 Cat Lovers Blog Hop! If you have never participated in The Cat Lovers Blog Hop before, then you are in for a treat! All week long, there will be games, prizes, give-aways, ideas, and inspiration, and Poppystamps will be a part of it! You can get all the details over at the blog Her Peaceful Garden right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com

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There's nothing like a clowder of cats to turn your life upside down! My three cats get into EVERYTHING, but I suppose I wouldn't have it any other way! They are sweet and lovable, and on some days, it feels as if they are truly speaking to me with their funny little mews mews mews! 


I started with a baby blue card base, then added a colorful collection of meowy word bubbles from the Poppystamps Word Balloons set. Then I added my three black kitties from Whittle Jumping Kitty, and Whittle Cat. I created the words "MEOW," from the poetic uppercase alphabet, and added a few tiny hearts from the Heart Tag Trio. I spelled out the word LOVE from the Marzipan Alphabet.


Once everything was in place, I added a few brand new Christmas Fairy Crystals! My kitties would LOVE how these sparkle too!


To take part in the 2021 Cat Lovers Blog Hop, head on over to visit Her Peaceful Garden, and leave a comment on today's post for Day 2! 

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Poppystamps is offering TWO amazing prizes to our Day 2 Winner, randomly selected from Janis's blog , so be sure to leave a comment!


Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you over at Her Peaceful Garden!