Tue 17

Big Donut Trio
by Candice Crawford


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Hello crafty friends! Hope you are all having a wonderful St.Patrick's Day. 

Today I am sharing with you three projects I made with the popular Big Donut die from Poppystamps. This die set creates the cutest layered donuts that are realistic enough to eat. I paired the Big Donut die with the Donut Outline die and the Donut What I'd do stamp set to create a coordinated ensemble of donut cards and tags.

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To make the cards, I first cut the donuts and icing layers from scrap pieces of kraft, white, brown, pink and black card stock with the Big Donut die set. I then mixed and matched the donut layers with coordinating icing layers to resemble actual donuts.

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I used the tiny hearts from the die set to create heart sprinkles on one of the donuts. Then used my sprinkle embellishments from my stash to create the rainbow and chocolate sprinkles for the other donuts.  

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With my Double Stitched Rectangle Frames die, I created the card fronts for both cards using some white and brown card stock from my stash. I used the Double Stitched Tag Frames die set to create my tag base. The Double Stitched Rectangle frame die set is perfect for making stitched card front layers for your cards and one of my favorite dies I turned to with almost every project. Next, I sponged on some antique linen distress oxide ink onto my square and rectangle white card stock pieces to create the appearance of cream card stock. 

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I then adhered my donut die cuts onto of the inked layers layers with some liquid glue. A few donuts on both the card and tag were popped up with 3M foam tape. Glossy accents were use on the icing layers of the donuts for some added dimension and shine. 

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For the sentiments on the cards, I die cut the "donut" word outline from black card stock. Next, I cut the individual letters that spell donut, from a strip of white card stock and placed them onto of the black outline piece. I sponged each of the letters with antique linen distress oxide ink to make the letters appear cream. Next I stamped coordinating sentiments from the Donut What I'd do stamp set. The sentiment "You Are the Icing To My" was stamped in Versafine Onxy black ink while the sentiments "Forget You Are Awesome" and "Sprinkled With Love" were stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

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I added a smaller white tag from the Heart Tag Trio die set to my tag as an extra embellishment. I backed the mini heart tag with a piece of pink card stock to fill in the heart shape. I cut fishtails to both ends of the sentiment banner strip and popped the entire sentiment up on foam tape. Then punched a whole at the top of my tag to add the embellishment and string.

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I really like how each of the projects came out. I hope you've enjoyed today's project share and found some inspiration to make your own set of donut cards and tags. Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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Mon 16

Thinking of You
by Sue McRae


Hello crafty friends! I'm very anxious for spring to arrive so I decided to make spring card for you using soft colours with some of the new Poppystamps release!

I started by die cutting the Soaring Tree Frame from 3 layers of white card stock and 1 layer of linen card stock.

I chose some colours from the new Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots Paper Pad and cut them into thin strips and adhered them to a white panel that is slightly smaller than the Tree Frame then I attached the Tree Frame onto the dotted panel.

For the card base I picked a design from the new Springtime Bouquet Paper Pad. This skyburst pattern is so fun!


Have you seen the new Poetic Uppercase Alphabet die? It will die cut the entire alphabet in one pass, with 3-4 die cuts of each letter, so you can create your own sentiments! Love this because they are a nice size for putting together longer sentiments, phrases or for customizing cards or scrapbook pages with names and places. There is also a die that die cuts lowercase letters.


My Thinking of You sentiment is from the letters in this die and I used it vertically for a different look.

I finished off my card by adding a few butterflies from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. The colours are so soft and sparkly in this paper pad, the camera just doesn't do it justice!


Thank  you so much for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

Sue Floral Signature copy








Fri 13

Love & a sweet Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Patty Tanúz here :)

How are you?

I'm so excited to be posting my card!!!!!! A lovely and sweet card!!!! Look!!!!!!


My project includes a lot of tenderness and glitter !!!!


First I made my background with a pink paper and white ink!!!!


Which part of my card do you like more?




Awwww, as usually, I'm in love!!!! jiji

Kisses amigas!!!!

Don't forget visit our online store!!!!

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Wed 11

Cheery Cherry Blossom Thanks
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you in the mood for some happy thoughts? I am too, and nothing makes me happier than the thought of Spring right around the corner! We have got some absolutely beautiful new Clear Stamp Sets that welcome Spring in a big way. I used the brand new Memory Box Cherry Blossom Wreath and my favorite colored pencils to create a bright and colorful easy breezy card design that was a lot of fun to make too. T

Take a look!


The Cherry Blossom Wreath set includes both the beautiful stamps, and the amazing dies as well. I began by stamping the large wreath design on my MISTI a few times for a crisp, fine line drawing. Then I used a few colored pencils and played around with the petals and leaves, creating a bright blooming wreath.


The detail in the wreath and blossoms is amazing! Once I finished the coloring, I carefully lines up my die, then adhered the pretty wreath to my card base.


I added tiny foam pop dots pieces to the Thanks Outline and the Whittle birds, then mounted it onto the wreath. Easy Breezy, and perfect for so many occasions!


This wreath design was so much fun to play with, I stamped a few more wreaths in crisp black, and then a pigment white ink, then added embossing powder for a beautiful textured finish! I can't wait to try this with watercolors and copic markers too! Any way you create with this pretty Cherry Blossoms Wreath will remind you of the beautiful colors of spring!


Even my kitty, Omar, had to check out this awesome design!

Thanks so much for joining us today, and keep thinking those happy thoughts of spring!






Wed 11

Split Birthday Wishes
by Marybeth Lopez



Hi there! Marybeth Lopez here, with a Flower Challenge Reminder! All you need to do is make a card with a flower , one random winner will win a $20 certificate to the Poppystamps store. I used this beautiful Peony Bouquet clear stamp from Poppystamps .



I could have stamped my flower then split it, I think next time that's what I will do so I don't lose any of the flower. I did it the way its pictured above then removed the tape . I forgot to take the picture, so this one is stamped already.



I split the stamped image and added foam tape to the back .


I heat embossed my image and watercolored it in with Zig pens. After stamping the Birthday wish I then adhered the two cut panels to my card base.


Because the panels are raised you can add embellishments  without causing a bump to you card . Easy mailing with the bump flush within the card.



Hope to see you play along for a chance to win!  Had a hard time with pictures due to the very cloudy day when I took these, sorry!

Hope you have a great week!






Mon 09

Stencil techniques
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello everyone! Spring is getting closer by the minute and I'm loving the new stencils from the spring release, so once I got started I just couldn't stop myself. I absolutely LOVE stencils, they can be used in so many different ways and today I'm sharing a couple of different techniques. 

Let's start easy, however a bit untraditionally. Here I'm using the Chrysanthemum stencil with just one ink on patterned paper. 

The Whittle cutie rabbit is also cut from patterned paper, and to add a little sparkle I also cut it from glitter paper and offset it behind the patterned paper.


For the next card I switched to white cardstock and 5 colors of ink with the Romantic Blooms stencil.

I first masked off the leaves. Then, starting from the centre of the flower, using a soft yellow, light and dark pink to create depth. I did the same for the leaves while masking off the flowers. I'm not fancy so I simply use Post It's that I tear to fit the needed area.

I just love the soft blended look of this, so all I did was add a sentiment courtesy of Birch Press Designs. And I love the tiny cuts in these label sets that allow for a small ribbon to go through. So romantic. I backed the panel and label with pink glitter paper. Just look at all that sparkle. LOVE! 


This card features my favorite stencil technique. It's really easy to do and if you use a glitter embossing powder, like I did here, all you really need to add is a sentiment. I cut the Friend folksy script die from black cardstock 3 times and layered it. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Birch Press Designs.

I'm using the Bright Blossoms stencil. I go over the stencil with a nice thick coat of texture paste. Once the stencil is removed (and cleaned) I add my embossing powder. You then want to set it aside and let it dry completely before heat setting it. Depending on the amount of glitter in your powder you may want to let it dry before removing any excess powder as well. You'll be left with a beautiful textured, and in my case very glittery, impression of your stencil. 


On this card I'm using the gorgeous Birch Press Designs Midnight Mandala stencil with texture paste and watercolor powders.


I recommend spraying your stencil with temporary adhesive. And even then I still get a little bleeding. But I love the shiny textured look.
I die cut the border and hugs heart from white cardstock and the heart from glitter paper as well. The white heart was used to back the glitter paper and then I popped it up with craft foam for dimension.

For my final card I'm using the Memory Box Leafy Jumble stencil for partial stenciling with gold glimmer paste on patterned paper.

I wanted to use a dark paper and white cardstock for die cutting, and I felt this whimsical glittery textured surface would just break the pattern.

I cut out the wheelbarrow 3 times and layered them for sturdiness before popping it up with craft foam. I cut 2 branches of the floral cluster and placed them on the patterned paper. I also cut out the tiny flowers from soft pink and orange glitter paper and added them to the branches. I finished off the flowers with a drop of Fairy Sugar in matching colors. Sentiment label is also popped up.


So there you have them. Thank you for sticking around 'til the end, I really hope I've inspired you. Let me know which technique is your favorite and if there's a technique you'd like me to give more details to in the future. Have a great day, and happy crafting!

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Sat 07

Easter Basket
by Nancy Penir


Hi! Welcome to a post featuring a spring card full of pastel greetings!


Poppystamps' Sidekick Frames are a favorite choice for quick and easy 'pow'. Wanted to get my Easter stash going, and die cut the Decorated Egg frame from white. So many ways to go from white with this die. One is to use enclosed stencil to color the eggs. Another is to simply cut colored eggs from the Folk Decorated Eggs die set. I started with the new 6 x 6 double sided paper from Memory Box. Once cut, it left me with the opposites of each color. I glued down both so it would be ready for another card.


The colored eggs, the basket of goodies... and a glitter easter greeting... and done!


A closeup of the basket. Don't you just love the emboss the die cutting reveals? The charm of each detailed egg, basket, and even the grosgrain bow are defined.


Hope you're inspired to use the lovely Sidekick frames with the new dies in the store now. And hope the season is bringing sunshine your way! 

Happy Crafting!

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Fri 06

So Thankful For You
by Dana Kirby


Hello Friends! It is Dana here today and I am happy to be back sharing another card with you all. Are you loving the New Release? There are so many great things for spring...I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to use first.

For my card today, I decided to use the Country Garden Wheelbarrow along with the Floral Cluster Die Set. I cut them both out of cardstock and added a little ink to my die cuts with a small finger dauber. I have found these small finger daubers work great on small die cuts. On the Wheelbarrow I added some kraft ink around the edges to give it a little dimension and I added some dark gray ink to the wheel. For the flowers and vines I applied Distress Oxide Ink in some fun spring colors (Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed). I also added a little Fairy Sugar in Berry Mist to the center of the flowers. Have you seen all the colors that the Fairy Sugar comes in? I am in love with it!! It adds just the perfect little touch.


Next, I began working on my card panels. I started by ink blending a little aqua ink onto a piece of white cardstock. I stamped my sentiment from the You Are Awesome stamp set directly onto my panel. I then used a little liquid glue to assemble my wheelbarrow and flowers, and once again I added it to my card panel. Don't you just love all the detail this die creates?


To finish my card, I added a hibiscus cardstock mat behind my card front. Lastly, I mounted everything onto a piece of patterned paper from the Cottage Meadow Paper Pad before attaching my card panel to an A2 card base.


Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see what you all create with the latest release.

Happy Crafting!

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Wed 04

Garden Rabbit
by Marybeth Lopez



Hello and happy March to you all! Marybeth here today with a sweet Whittle Cutie Rabbit, from Poppystamps . This was a really easy card to make because the background  was basically already created because I used the : Cottage Meadow patterned paper . I cut it down to 5 1/4 by 4 then added foam to the back.


I wanted to shade my rabbit but you could just use colored card stock if you wanted to. The first one was a little darker than I wanted so I made a second one just a bit lighter. I glued three rabbits together so the rabbit would be prominent on the card.


I cut some grass using the Poppystamps Hill and Valley Grass Border, then shaded it in . I cut it down to the same size as the panel .


I love this Point Picket Double Gate its two pieces and it fits the panel perfectly!!!! Love that ! I also added two layers to the Grosgrain Bow.


I added some foam ( pictured above) to the grass, because it was the perfect size but you can cut your own, if you want. I wanted the grass raised so it looks like the rabbit is sitting ing the grass with flowers.



The sentiment is from Birch Press Design : Blooming Spring.


TIP :I recommend stamping your sentiment before adding the foam to the back, it was a little thick in the MISTI because I forgot to take out the foam


Thank you so much for the visit today ! Poppystamps has so many new products in the new Spring line, this is just a tiny sampling of all the amazing new goodies. Happy Shopping!







Mon 02

I Heart You.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, sharing a simple to make  gate fold card today.


I have use cream card. size 15 inches by 6.1/2 inches. if you do not have this length in card stock (UK A3) you could use 2 pieces of A4 10 inches in length and double back panel up. I scored & folded @ 2.1/2 inches 5 inches both ends .


Die cut in cream card "Meadowblossom Frame.. Tall Skyline Tree frame & Soaring Tree Frame.


I mat and layered these three panels onto delicate pink and plum card.


Inside card Meadowblossom frame.. I used Liquid pearls in the flower center.. Poppystamps Valentine Fun Sentiment stamp.


I used these cute Village Houses ..Folds flat for posting 

Thank you for stopping by today Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy