54 posts categorized "Nordic"

Sunrise Butterflies
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_8 (2)Hi Crafty Friends,
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.
Rachel Floral Signature




Nordic Butterfly Trio
by Birgit Norton


Hello Poppy friends, Birgit here with you today with a different take on using the Nordic Butterfly Trio from the spring release.


I started by cutting the Nordic Butterfly Trio out of a piece of script paper that I found in my scrap bucket.


I then layered the butterflies, gluing them down through the center, bending the wings up to give them dimension.


Next, I embossed a piece of pale blue cardstock from the 6x6 Vintage Patel Mirror Pad using the Cheerful Floral Embossing Folder which you can find here

IMG_6241I mounted the embossed mirror panel to an A2 sized card and glued the butterflies onto the flowers.  The details on this 3D embossing folder is phenomenal on this mirror cardstock!


I then added these photo corners that were cut using a die from the Basic Junk Journal Set, to finish the card.


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Beautiful Butterflies
by Meghan Kennihan

Final (2)Hi Crafty Friends,
Spring is on the way! I can't wait to see the beautiful butterflies like the Poppy Stamps Nordic Fanfare Butterfly and Teardrop Butterflies.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What color butterfly would you like to see in the wild?
A: Me? Fluorescent Pink

Final_1 (2)I used Poppy Stamps GORGEOUS Anemone Grove 6x6 Paper Pad for the delightful purple butterflies. I layered them in all different shades of the purple pattern paper and purple cardstock.

FinalThe background is Poppy Stamps Layering Diamond Stencil in shades of bright green and splattered with white Copic paint and green ink.

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Spring Blooms
by Tricia Barber


Hello!  I am so happy it is Spring!  I love the warm weather, planting flowers and pops of color everywhere!  Thinking of planting flowers is what inspired my card today.  I used the Nordic Flower Heads and Nordic Flower Pots and Stems dies to create a trio of bright and cheery flower pots!   I die cut the flowers and pots from several different colors of cardstock using Memory Box 6x6 pads and layered them together with some foam adhesive. 

I used some Distress Oxide ink to darken my pots to look more like clay pots adding with a detail ink blender brush.  I had die cut the leaves and stems from different colors of green cardstock.  I mixed up the colors as I built my stems.  The background panel was die cut with the Cortina Pinpoint Plate.  I love all the details that this die adds to a card panel.   Poppystamps has the best details in their dies! 


The sentiment was stamped and die cut with the Spring Banner craft die - this comes with the stamps and banner dies.   To finish off my card, I added some jute twine tied to the top.   I hope you have a wonderful day!   


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Happy Easter
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello , friends of Poppystamps . Marybeth Lopez here with you today using some of the new Spring Line from Poppystamps . I used Nordic Lacy Plate , Nordic Majestic Bloom and  Proper Happy Easter. I also used two 6X6 paper packs from  memory box : Sunrise and Greenery. I love the new papers and the color is solid ( not white on the inside.


I mostly only took out the egg shaped cut out on the Nordic Lacy Plate , you can poke out more ( like the dots) . I chose less  because I only wanted to see a tiny bit of the green in the background  .

I used Nordic Majestic Bloom for the single flower. I layered it using the Sunrise paper pack , that made picking the shades of color very simple.  I used the same Green on my Happy Easter as I used in the background . I am not used to a busy background but I think this one is ok.

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Thank you so much for the visit today. I hope everyone has a blessed Easter ( if you celebrate) Hope you find some time to create .