205 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

Garden Delight
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends,

Spring has arrived today, and it has brought some fun inspiration for Springtime card ideas. Today I am sharing my sweet little Spring Bunny that has found a little Garden Delight. Take a look!


This little bunny is ready to play in a garden full of warm spring colors. To create this card, I started with a light blue card base and added the Pointy Lattice Plate in clean white. I then cut the Leafy Vine Corner and the Flower Field Corner, and place them in opposite corners of the card. Then I cut a few flowers and leaves from Potpourri Flower Set, and a few Teardrop Butterflies.


My favorite part is arranging the petals and leaves. You can add as many blooms and leaves as you'd like. Place them all around your card, and create any kind of color palette you'd like. For this card, I used shades of pink for the flowers, and shades of yellow for the butterflies.


I used a little bit of foam squares behind the Spring Bunny, and nestled him in between a few blooms. To finish the design, I added a few sparkling Fairy Jewels, glistening like dew drops.


Thanks so much for joining us today!








Poppystamps March Challenge: Die Cuts Only
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

March is a great month to play along with our newest challenge from Poppystamps, Die Cuts Only! I used only two different die sets to create my pretty spring tulip easel card that will brighten up any grey March day. We'd love to see how you use Poppystamps die cuts to enter our March design challenge.


I used the Layered Tulips and the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set in a colorful Spring tulip card that comes together in an elegant display.


I started by cutting the background pieces of the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set in a crisp bright white. I like to use a heavier eight cardstock when I know I'll be adding a lot of layered flowers and leaves.


I found some beautiful white and gold marbled paper which worked great for my tulip vase. The pink/gold/white color combination feels so trendy right now.


Now comes the fun part! I cut layers and layers of stems and tulip parts and assembled them all together in a beautiful bouquet! Some of the tulips were glues directly to the background panel, and others were brought forward a little with a piece of foam pop dot.


Once the tulips and stems came together, the card was ready! Die Cuts Only, and very pretty too! I even left a few tulips for the inside of the card too.


Thanks so much for joining us today! We can't wait to see what you'll create!







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 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#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.

Joyce Mehrberg

Michele K.  Henderson

Kim Singdahlsen

Patty Tanuz

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!

Bright Smile
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

I have got a big, bright smile today because I have the opportunity to use a few brand new Poppystamps dies from the newest release! These big bold designs will make you smile too. Take a look!


I started with a pretty blue card base panel and cut the new Rainbow Arch is shades of vivid pinks and pale lavender. I thought it would look cool to try something a little different from the ROYGBIV rainbows. I like how fresh and modern this bright rainbow turned out.



Using the Rainbow Arch die is easy breezy. It cuts 7 crisp, even bands that fit together so perfectly! You can use 1 or 2 or all 7 to create perfect rainbows!


I finished the design with an array of hearts from Heart Jumble,  lilac Fairy Gemstone, and two bright pink Fairy Jewels. 


Send this card to someone special and they will smile too!

Thank you so much for joining us today!








Bright Love
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends,

Let's send someone we love some big, bright, love! It's easy with this sweet love-filled combo from Poppystamps!


I started with a crisp white card base and background panel created with the Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame. I love the tiny stitching detail around the hearts.I used a deep shade of pink with a tiny sheen to it to really make the little hearts pop. 


I grabbed some alcohol inks and YUPO paper to make a bright red panel of deep red and pink swirls. Once that was completely dry, I cut the Vintage Scalloped Heart from the red YUPO, and the background scalloped edge in glittery white. I added the Sending Love Poe Script in glittery white.


The pretty pink and gold butterflies were created with the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background die sets, and they add just the right touch of shimmer. I finished everything with pink Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones. It's a big, bright love to send to my someone special.


Thanks so much for joining us today!









Spring in the Garden
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

It's time to get ready for Spring in the Garden! If you are already planting, or still flipping through your garden catalogs, it's time to start thinking about the early, pretty garden blooms! I used some of my favorite Poppystamps dies to create these pretty purple and yellow flowers that reming me of spring pansies.


To create my faux pansies, I used three different Poppystamps die sets: Brilliant Geraniums, Little Posie Layered Flowers, and Potpourri Flower Set. I started with the Brilliant geraniums in deep purple shades for the outside petals, cutting two for each flower. Then I cut the Little Posie layered Flowers in bright yellow and added them on top. The tiny center of the pansy, which always reminds me of a flying bird, was cut with the Potpourri Flower Set in dark purple. Extra leaves and vines were created from dies from the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set.


I created the card base with the Evangeline Pinpoint Frame cut in crisp white with a pale blue background. Then I added the Reeded Deco Curve Border which feels like a little backyard arbor. I added the Flower Field Corner and the Perfect Posies Bouquet in a fresh green. Once everything was in place, I adhered my pretty pansies in place along with a few extra leaves in a few shades of green. The bright pink Teardrop Butterflies and tiny Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones finished it off! I'm ready for spring!


I'm so glad you could join us today!