118 posts categorized "Olga Direktorenko"


Sat 10

Gnome Santa Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi Poppystamps friends,

Today's Holiday project is all about stretching your dies and creating something different from what they were meant to do. I am going to use a Christmas tree, a candy corn and a mushroom cap to build up a gnome-like Santa. 

This project is a lot of fun to make and if you want to know how to create it step by step you can find a video tutorial down below this post!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great time preparing for Holidays!

Gnome Santa Tags 1

Gnome Santa Tags 2


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Fri 19

Blog Blitz featuring Whittle Deer
by Olga

Hi there and welcome to another day of Blog Blitz. This time I am featuring and GIVING AWAY the super cute Whittle Deer Craft Die:

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For a chance to win this die simply leave your comment below by October 23. The winner will be announced here on Poppystamps Blog on October 24!

I have created a set of three shaker tags featuring the dies from Whittle series - they coordinate really well with the stitching on tags. Here are some close ups:

Winter Woodland Shaker Tags 1

Winter Woodland Shaker Tags 2

 If you would like to know how I made all those tags watch the video tutorial below:

Thank you for visiting! Don't forget to leave your comments to other posts of this Blog Blitz as each of them has its own giveaway!

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Sun 30

Fall Shaker Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi, hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 

Today I am celebrating my favorite season (fall!) with a set of three shaker tags. And of course, I've used some yellow and gold for this project. Some of the images are placed inside the tags while others (the branches) are attached on top of acetate window. 

It might seem a bit complicated but once you have all the die cuts ready to go putting the tags together is pretty easy!

Fall Shaker Tags 1

Fall Shaker Tags 2

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Fall to everyone!

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Mon 24

See-Through Booklet Card
by Olga

Hi, I hope you are having a great day!
Today's project is going to be a standard A2 size card but with some unusual features. This card works as a booklet or mini album where you can add 2'' x 3'' pictures, journaling or greetings. 

There is also a wide sparkling snowflake frame around the booklet part and that one is completely see-through. Although it's so intricate the card feels nice and sturdy in your hands because of multiple layers of thick cardstock.

Want to know how to make it step by step? Scroll down for some close up photos and beginning to end video instructions!

Booklet Card 1

Booklet Card 2

Take care and see you soon!
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Wed 19

Anything Goes Challenge Reminder
by Olga Direktorenko

I love tags. Yes, I do. There is something so charming and magnetic about this piece of paper dangling on a string. But there are more things that tags can do besides dangling. Today I am going to use a tag die 2 3/4'' x 4 1/2'' to create a scrapbook.

Have you already entered Poppystamps September challenge? C'mon, it's ANYTHING GOES, just use at least one Poppy stamp or die on your project to enter the prize drawing! 

This little album is really easy to put together and its structure allows you to add pictures (it can hold up to 10 of them!) as well as some bulky embellishments inside (paper flowers, chipboards, brads, stickers etc.)

Watch the step by step video tutorial below for step by step instructions!

Tag Mini Album 1

Tag Mini Album 2

Tag Mini Album 3

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous week!

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Sat 01

PSC#48 Anything Goes!


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 last month's challenge Make A Splash! is wendyp  

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

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 on line 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 side bar!

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PSC#48 Anything Goes!  Yep you read that  right!  Just have fun because Anything Goes!  Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's 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.


 Patty Tanuz


Marybeth Lopez


Olga Direktorenko

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 September 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on October 1.   

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



Fri 31

Cozy Halloween Frame
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello and welcome back!

The time has come for the first Halloween project this year. I love the idea of cute and cozy Halloween rather than super spooky one (some things do scare me a lot!). So this is what I came up with - dark and mysterious but very warm, cozy and sweet.

To create this mini wall hanging I have used some Poppystamps dies along with some mixed media products like cork sheets and crackle glaze. Watch the video tutorial below for step by step instructions!

Cozy Halloween Frame 1

Cozy Halloween Frame 2

I hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful weekend!

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Sun 05

Blog Blitz featuring Whittle Fox
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi there, 

It's the last day of the Blog Blitz featuring Poppystamps Holiday Collection 2018! The prize you can win today is WHITTLE FOX craft die. Just leave your comment down below by August 6 and don't forget to comment on other posts as well because each of them has a giveaway!

For today's project I am featuring Whittle collection of dies that include some wood animals, pine tress and a snowman (how cute are those!!). I have created some pin on badges using these dies. 

They are extremely easy to make and a lot of fun too. Just layer 3 to 5 die cuts for extra dimension and sturdiness and attach a metal pin with a stopper at the wrong side (you can get those at jewelry making supply stores). 

You can leave your badges as they are or you can add some glaze to them as well using clear embossing powder or Glossy Accents. This collection of little accessories will last you through entire Holiday season!

Pins 1

Pins 2

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

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Fri 13

Clear Summer Tag
by Olga

Hello there and thank you for stopping by! 

The project I have created today is a completely see-through summer themed tag. I have used some of my favorite techniques here including embossing the acetate. I remember when I first saw embossed acetate I was just astonished by how simple and genius this idea is. You just put it inside the folder exactly like a piece of paper and send it through the machine. The effect is simply stunning to me. I keep admiring it each time just like the first time! 

Clear Summer Tag 1

Another technique that always makes a huge difference is layering die cuts. It's a great way to really make your project a 3D one. And it is ridiculously simple. Yes, it takes a little bit more time but totally worth it!

Clear Summer Tag 2

Below is a video tutorial with step by step instructions on how to put this tag together.

Thanks again for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!

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Wed 04

Shaker Cupcake Toppers
by Olga

Hello and Happy 4th of July to all my US friends! 

Hope you are having wonderful time - and here is the project to add to the holiday mood! I have made a trio of cupcake toppers (Stars and Stripes themed!) with a matching holder box. The toppers are actually shaped shakers filled with stars!

  Shaker Cupcake Toppers 1

This project is not too time consuming and is a lot of fun to make. I guess it can also be adapted for Christmas or other events!

Shaker Cupcake Toppers 2

Below is a step by step video tutorial! 


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed the project. Have a great holiday!

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