173 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

August Challenge Anything Goes
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

The Dog Days of Summer are here, and pups of all sizes couldn't be happier! From melting popsicles on the ground to sprinklers in the grass, every dog has its day on a dog day afternoon! Let's celebrate our four-legged friends with a bright and sunny card for our Poppystamps August Challenge, Anything Goes! Are you playing along?


Our challenges are easy to enter. All you have to do is create a card or project that features at least one Poppystamps product, link it up on our Challenge page, and you might be randomly selected for some sweet summer prizes!


This cheery card was so much fun to make! I started with a bright blue card base background, and cut the Whittle Sunshine, Whittle Dog, Whittle Popsicle, and Whittle Clouds. Then I cut the phrase DOG DAYS in rainbow colors and again in white to create a little bright contrast. The Marzipan Alphabet is my new favorite, making fun casual letters for any occasion.


Once all the pieces were cut, I stamped the phrase IT'S ALL GOOD from the Clear Stamp Set, Marzipan Greetings. I centered it onto a cut from Word Balloons, and captured this doggie's thoughts at his new found treasure!


I took a foam pop circle, cut it in half, and placed them both on my Word Balloon cut. I also used a tiny end from the red Whittle Cloud I cut and added it to the end of the Whittle Popsicle, to make it look like it had begun to melt. 


Then I assembled it all together for a bright and breezy summer card, perfect for your pooch-loving pals!

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you'll create for this month's challenge, Anything Goes! Poppystamps has so much to choose from too, from our Whittles collection to our newest art deco borders and frames. What inspires you?


Thank you so much for joining us today!




PSC#83 Anything Goes

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 #82 Just Add Water is Sheila (@paper_raes) 


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

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#83 Anything Goes!   There's no excuses for not playing along this month because this time anything goes!  We're looking for projects for any occasion featuring any of your favorite Poppystamps Images.  The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.   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.

Tiffany Pryce


Michele K.  Henderson


Candice Crawford

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

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


Sunny Hugs
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am sending bright and sunny hugs with one of our brand new, beautiful Deco Plates, Arched Deco Plate! The tiny curved arches remind me of little sun rises at the start of each new day. Take a look!


I chose fresh, bright colors to create a detailed paper piecing card with a warm message, HUGS, cut from the Marzipan Alphabet.


I started by cutting the Arched Deco Plate in crisp white, the adhered it to a fresh blue background and mounted it to my card base. Then I cut the Arched Deco Plate again in yellow, and carefully added each piece in it's correct location with craft scissors and a bit of glue.


Once the yellow pieces were in place, I cut the Arched Deco Plate in vibrant green, and added the little pieces once again. There are so many natural elements these shapes remind me of, like the sun, trees, or a tiny ocean scene. Maybe these shapes remind you of soft, pleasing symmetrical pattern, or an Egyptian motif popular during the Art Deco period. Either way, this panel makes a beautiful background to a detailed card.


Once all the paper pieces were in place, I cut the word HUGS from the Marzipan Alphabet in bright pink and grey, and added them to the card. A few blooms from the Fern and Daisy Pop-Up Easel Set and this card is ready to slide into an envelope for a favorite sentimental friend.


Thanks so much for joining us today and taking a look! There's always something new and pretty happening here at Poppystamps every day! Come back for more!







Hogs and Kisses
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Have you got into this awesome Barn Craze yet? We are celebrating Summer with the brand new Country Barn Pop-Up Easel Set! I grew up in Wisconsin, the land of LOTS of barns, and cows too! I made my barn in the famous traditional red and white colors popular in my part of the country. Instead of a cow, I added this adorable pink pig, sending someone special HOGS and KISSES!


Cutting out the red barn and white trimmings was the easy part. I mounted the barn on a grassy green base, and then I added the Wavy Long Picket Fence. I wanted the fence to stand up in front of the barn when it was opened, so I carefully bent each little picket at the bottom crossbar. I adhered the bottom of the fence onto the bottom of the card base, then added the cute little pig in front of the fence.


I added the Whittle Sunshine and a Whittle Chicken to the front of the barn. Adorable, right?


I stamped the sentiment HOGS and KISSES from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments clear stamp set onto the Colwell Label, and adhered it to the card base along with a few tiny chicken eggs too. Now we've got the barnyard stirring!



This Country Barn Pop-Up Easel Set turned out great, and that pop=up little fence gives this card a fun new dimension! How will you be inspired today? Show us your sweet Country Barn creations!


Thanks so much for joining us today!






Poppystamps June Challenge: Summer Solstice
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Poppstamps Friends! 

June is heating up with hot and steamy crafty ideas and this month's Poppystamps challenge, Summer Solstice!


I used a combination of all these fantastic Little Whittle designs to create a sunny Southwest scene. This cute little lizard is ready for the sun!


For this easy breezy sunny card, I used the Whittle Cactus Trio, Whittle Lizard, and Whittle Sunshine, and created my tiny desert scene. Then I stamped the sentiment from Whittle Sealife Sentiments, and finished with a few sparkly Fairy Jewels.


Now it's YOUR turn! We'd love to see what you'll create. Simply design a project or card using at least one Poppystamps product and link it up on our Poppystamps Challenge badge on the right. You might be randomly selected as this month's lucky winner of some hot blog bling!


Thanks so much for joining us today!








You Go Gir!l
by Michele K. Henderson


You go, girl! It's your time! Go on and grab your moment in the sun! This is an easy breezy card that is just right to show your support for someone's big moment in the sun! This sweet little Whittle Floating Hippo feels summery and bright and ready for her big scene! 


All of our new Whittles are so much fun to mix and match! I started with the Whittle Wave Background and cut it out of a pale blue background panel, then again in a brighter teal for the water. Can you see the tiny little whittle waves? So summery!


Once my background waves were in place, I added the Whittle Sunshine, Whittle Palm Tree, Whittle Mounds, and a branch or two of Garden Leaves and Berries. I cut the tiny inflatable out of a pretty pink and added tiny white polka dots with a paint pen. I added a tiny foam pop dot and placed our star right in the middle of the water. The sentiment is from Whittle Sealife Sentiments.


To make a little sparkle in the sun, I added the tiny Memory Box Open Studio Fairy Jewels around the water and in the tree for a few sparkly green coconuts. How will you celebrate your big moments?


Thanks so much for dropping by today and taking a look at some easy breezy summery ideas!