52 posts categorized "Nordic"

Thyme For Spring
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
I hope this card inspires you to plant some fresh herbs and embrace your green thumb. I used Poppy Stamps Flower Pots and Stems to create these cute little herb pots.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you grow herbs? Which ones?
A: Me? No, but my sister grows a ton of basil and rosemary

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I started my card by creating the background using Poppy Stamps Criss Cross Heart Stencil with Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn Ink and splattered with green and white paint.
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I mounted the Poppy Stamps Scalloped Stitched Frames in two different shades of green cardstock and then mounted the entire background on a kraft cardstock card base.
Final_5 (2)I layered the cute flower pots with just the leaf dies to look like herbs in the center of my card and finished with the darling sentiments from the Poppy Stamps Spring Banner Stamps & Dies.
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Challenge Reminder
by Lisa Elton

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Hello there! I'm here today with a reminder that you still have time to play along in our Poppystamps Challenge. We're looking for your take on "Bloom Where You Are Planted". I've paired some of our pretty Nordic Fancy Blossoms with the perfect sentiment from the Colorful Life stamp set on my inspiration card.

After stamping the sentiment in the center of a vanilla card base, I framed it with the medium die from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame set. The pretty paper is from the Anemone Grove paper pad available at our parent company, Memory Box.
Several of the Nordic Fancy Blossoms were cut using papers from the Sunny Orange paper pad. A few of the dies were cut with the same vanilla cardstock I used on the card base. I think these might just be my favorite of the Nordic flowers available in the shop! I love their size and shape! After arranging the flowers around the frame, I added a golden  butterfly and a few Fairy Jewels. It's a layered card, but still a clean and simple design.
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I hope my sunny blooms have inspired you to join in our challenge! Two winners  are selected every month. One design is the favorite and the other is randomly selected to win a $20 gift card to the shop. You have a couple of weeks left to join us and we hope you do!




Amazing Whittle Giraffe!
by Birgit Norton

Howdy~ho Poppystamps friends!  I have the cuuuuutest card to share with you today, featuring the fun Whittle Racing Giraffe Kit.  Do you see a little sneak peek behind the scenes?  Lets jump right in and I'll give you all the details.

IMG_6327I knew I wanted to use the Whittle Racing Giraffe Kit, so I cut the giraffes out of a piece of pale yellow cardstock from the 6x6 Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock pad.  I cut the tree pieces and the clouds out of a piece of white cardstock that had been previously embossed with a large polka dot pattern, which I found in my box of scraps.  I added color to each of the pieces using Copic markers on the giraffes and tree trunk and Distress Oxide inks on the clouds and tree canopies.  (I had cut two of the canopies).  Now what to do with the background??

IMG_6326I was a bit perplexed on what to do for a background until I came across the Nordic Flower Heads from the spring release.  I cut them out three times using soft yellow and soft orange from the same 6x6 Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock pad, and a piece of cream colored cardstock from my scrap box.  I commenced to laying the flowers out in a random pattern, trying to mix up the colors as much as I could, while covering the front of an A2 sized card.  I snipped off the flower pieces that were overhanging the sides and cut a piece of vellum that measured 4"x5 1/4" and glued it to the top of the flowery background.


Next, I glued the scenery pieces onto the front of the card, over the vellum layer.  I cut both the wavy and straight banners from the Sentimental Banners set out of white cardstock and had to decide which of the wonderful sentiments I was going to use. 


I finally setting on "You are Amazing".  


I think this card turned out so fun!

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PSC #115 Reminder Look Out The Window
by Jyoti Adhikari


Hey, crafty friends! It's time for another exciting reminder about our ongoing challenge here at Poppystamps. This time, we're inviting you to embrace the beauty of window cards with our "Look Out the Window" challenge!

Window cards offer endless possibilities for creativity, allowing you to peek into a world of your own making. Whether you're gazing out onto a serene landscape, a bustling cityscape, or a whimsical scene, the choice is yours.

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For this challenge, I decided to think outside the box and create a trifold card that offers a unique twist on the traditional window card design.

First, I started with a regular A2 card base and added an additional panel to transform it into a trifold card. This provided the perfect canvas for my vision to unfold.


Next, I introduced a captivating element—a cutout window using the shadow layer die from the majestic bloom die set. This allowed a glimpse into the inner fold of the card where a beautiful flower awaited.

With precision and care, I aligned the flower on the second panel to seamlessly blend with the cutout, creating a harmonious composition that draws the eye.


To enhance the overall aesthetic, I delicately ink blended the card front, adding a subtle vignette of red shades that complemented the floral motif.

But the magic didn't stop there! The majestic bloom die set also features charming birds, which I strategically placed on either side of the flower, adding an extra touch of whimsy to the scene.


To tie it all together, I chose a sentiment that spanned across the cutout, giving the illusion that the birds were gracefully carrying a banner of heartfelt words.

And there you have it—my interpretation of the "Look Out the Window" challenge, brought to life through layers of creativity and imagination.


Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see how you embrace the challenge and infuse your own unique flair into the world of window cards.

Remember, you have until [12 am US EST on April 28  to submit your creations for the "Look Out the Window" challenge. Don't miss out on the chance to showcase your talent and connect with fellow crafting enthusiasts!

Happy crafting, and may your creativity soar as high as the birds outside your window!

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Sunrise Butterflies
by Meghan Kennihan

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Spring is on it's way and hopefully that means beautiful butterflies everywhere (however, since I'm in the Midwest it's probably going to be more cicadas than butterflies BOO!). This orange delight features Poppy Stamps Nordic Fanfare Butterfly and Nordic Lacey Plate.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Are you getting the 17 year or 13 year cicadas this year?
A: Me? YES! We are supposed to be where they overlap so TRILLIONS

Final_1 (3)I started my card by by putting together the butterflies. I layered three different shades of orange from the Sunrise 6x6 Paper Pad for the main Nordic Fanfare Butterfly and then two layers for the small butterflies.  Next, I mounted the Nordic Lacey Plate on a light shade of orange and framed it on glitter paper from the Poppy Stamps Majestic Hues 6x6 Paper Pad. Finally, I add the Thinking of You Banner Sentiment from the Sentimental Banners Stamp & Die Set.

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A Bird Bunch Birthday
by Rachel Duong


Hello there! It's Rachel, and I am excited to share a birthday card with a bunch of birds! I also want to remind you to join in our April Poppystamps Challenge. The theme is "Look Out The Window!" Create a card with a window or something that resembles a window on it. You can also create a scene as if you were looking out a window.


My window card features fancy birds with so much pizazz! I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Bird Bunch" die, it comes with six birds. I die cut the birds using pearlescent white and aqua, navy and white glitter paper, and a periwinkle shade of blue. Paper comes from Memory Box paper packs listed below. I assembled the birds and I used a fine point black Sharpie marker to color the area for the eye. Also don't forget the orange beaks!


Next I die cut the "Arched Gothic Cathedral Window" in white cardstock for the top piece and Memory Box "Anemone Grove" patterned paper for the accent. Using the negative shape of the window, I traced it on a piece of vellum, cut it out and glued it under the window.


I die cut the "Nordic Lacy Plate" in a heavy white cardstock. This is a beautiful backdrop for any card occasion. Then I adhered the window to the background and adhered it to a white cardbase. 

I arranged the birds on the card. I glued them down when I felt it looked just right. A Happy Birthday sentiment strip fit perfectly on the window trim. Finally I added a beautiful embellishment at the top of the window. 


I had a blast creating this card, it is just too "tweet!" I love the shades of blue and the fancy papers with glitter and shine. The birds are so handsome in their sweaters!

That's all for today. Please join the challenge. Link up your photo and two winners will be selected. Good luck to you! See you very soon.
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