156 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

PSC#78 Shake It Up!

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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 #77 I Love You is inkami


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

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#78 Shake It Up! Do you like to make a little noise?  Maybe you like to sparkle and shine?!  This month you can do both by adding a shaker to your projects.  A shaker is a small window or opening and items – usually sequins – contained inside the window that make you want to shake the card.  You can add beads, sequins, wood veneer whatever you like in the shaker compartment.  So shake it up!!  All types of projects welcome!  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.

152539101_2941555312733039_7879061593731072753_nSue Mc Rae

145636531_10222726078273281_7606919198545359067_nPatty Tanuz

152825353_3796503253739544_1858089972193294117_nMichele K.  Henderson

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.   

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

Good Morning Sunshine
by Michele K. Henderson


Good Morning Sunshine! Are you ready for spring to arrive? This warm and welcoming card has bright and sunny daisies all nodding their heads to the sun as this little one makes a spring debut!  Take a look!


Would you believe I only used TWO different Poppystamps die sets to create this pop of freshness? I started with the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set, and just used the oval leafy ring and the background piece for the card base. Then I added loads of bright daisies in an assortment of colors.



Once my daisy ring was created, I added the Chick and Egg and a few sequins and it's ready to go.



Thanks so much for joining us today!








Afternoon Sloths
by Michele K. Henderson



Hello Friends!

Welcome to Poppystamps! Today I am sharing a fresh and fun Poppystamps card using some very sweet dies from our newest release! Take a look!


What is cuter than a couple of sloths in the afternoon? I started out by inking some watercolor paper with Distress Oxide Inks, and using it as my background panel. It reminds me of sunlight filtering through a lush jungle.



I added the brand new Leafy Vines Slim Plate, in this fabulous slimline shape! Then I added the Holiday Mistletoe, and a few flowers from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. The finishing touch? A pair of Whittle Sloths! It's just a lazy afternoon!


This card was, of course, SO MUCH FUN to make! I think I say that every time I post a card, because working with these adorable Poppystamps dies is ALWAYS fun!

Thanks so much for joining us today!






Sending Something Special
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a card I created with one of my very favorite Poppystamps dies from our newest release, Whittle Unicorn! Isn't this adorable?


Have you ever received happy mail that was so wonderful it felt like it was loaded with hearts and unicorns? Now you can send someone special something special, like actual hearts and unicorns!


I started with a deep, rich background made from YUPO paper and alcohol inks! This was the fun part. I just added a few drops of shades of red and waited for it to dry. Then I cut out a Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.


I cut the Whittle Unicorn and the Stitched Envelope in crisp white, and added tiny white hearts. These sweet little hearts are part of the Whittle Unicorn set! How magical is that! I cut the horn, mane, and tail in a bright pink and arranged it all out on my card base.


Send someone special their own little unicorn and make their day!

Thanks so much for joining us today!




Love in Bloom
by Michele K. Henderson



Hello Friends!

Love is starting to bloom early this year with a few brand new sweet little dies from Poppystamps! New whittle animals and romantic hearts combine for adorable Valentine notes and cards. Take a look!


Making this easy breezy CAS card was a snap with the brand new Whittle Forest Squirrel, the Whittle Tree Border, and the Confetti Heart Grid. I added the trees then cut out the Confetti Heart Grid with different shades of green card stock. Then I added the squirrel with little bits of foam pop dots.


Did I say it was super CAS? And super sweet too. It reminds me of the tiny Valentines I used to share as a kid.



There's always something new and fresh here on the Poppystamps blog! Thanks so much for joining us today!





Santa's Garden
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a sweet little holiday card taken right from Santa's Garden! It seems as if there's always a reindeer or an elf or a penguin hanging around Santa's yard, trying to catch a few zzzz's before the big trip! I took a few summer garden favorites and turned them into a winter scene. Take a look!


I started with the Country Garden Wheelbarrow, added Whittle Rudolph, and adhered them with a few foam pop dots. From there, I just cut out a few branches, berries, and leaves in holiday colors to create a winter garden scene.


I added a big red Mod Poinsettia, and a few embellishments for the reindeer nose and a few Christmas sparkles, to create this simple and sweet garden scene.


Thanks so much for joining us today!