193 posts categorized "Pam Simpson"

03/28/2020

Sat 28

Blog Blitz "Happiest Birthday Card"
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Pam here today. Sharing this elegant card, would make a lovely Wedding card /Anniversary card for a special couple. Not something I needed at the moment, so went along and create a Birthday card! I have used this beautiful Adriana Oval Frame  from Poppystamps   New Spring Collection..It is also the giveaway on my post today.

IMG_5355-crop

IMG_5347-crop

I have stuck with two colours for the card ..Cream and Champagne silk finish card . this is a large finished card 8 inches x 6 inches, you do not have to make yours as large, just reduce the number of mat and layers.

IMG_5325-crop

Beautiful Adriana Oval Frame . cut in Champagne silk card.

IMG_5326-crop

Cut the Adriana Oval frame into a cream card 6 3/4 inches x 5 inches. 

IMG_5327-crop

I left this in the card and adhered to Champagne Silk Card, cut to leave a touch larger mat.

IMG_5328-crop

I used 3d  foam to raise and adhere to the cream.

IMG_5330-crop

Card size 7. 3/4 inches x 5. 3/4 inches ribbon to wrap around and adhere on the back.

IMG_5331-crop

Card ready for the finishing touches ..bow ..stamping ect.

IMG_5348-crop
Finished card..

2327
If you would like a chance to win this Poppystamps Adriana Oval Frame .. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post..

 

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by random numb
er generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Thank you for stopping by and good luck if you enter. Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy

Supplies

 

03/25/2020

Wed 25

Challenge Reminder: Floral Fantasy..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone..

Have you been playing along with this months Challenge! "Floral Fantasy" just add a flower, sure you`ll  all have flowers in your collections from Poppystamp Dies! , easy challenge for you to join in with us this month....  

IMG_5047-crop

My flower display! I have used my older Poppystamps "Delightful Daisy"  and newer "Whittle Maple Leaf"  along with Folksy Script "Best Wishes". I have teamed with Birchpress Designs ..Nobilia Ornament stacker dies..  here   

This is the finished design: ready for floral decoration....

IMG_5044-crop

7.1/2 inches x 6 inches card ..Cutting plate Nobilia Ornament 57296 layer C..I have cut on card size stated, central in the card..showing reverse: foam tape added for dimension.

IMG_5040-crop

Adhere this to same size card blank.

IMG_5041-crop

Layer C Plate ...cut in Blue card and 3D foam tape applied ..then adhere in place as shown.

IMG_5042-crop

I have cut plate A white card and plate B in a paler blue..layering up as shown ..

IMG_5043-crop

Top of page is how it looks when finished..

IMG_5049-crop

Finished with delicate ribbon bow, sparkle gems.

Now it's YOUR turn! Create your own Floral Fantasy card, using at least ONE Poppystamps die or stamp, and add it to our Challenge Link here on our blog before the end of the month. One lucky winner will be selected to win a fabulous prize!

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

68680198_2655434891349522_3845835608010260480_n

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

 

Supplies

 

03/02/2020

Mon 02

I Heart You.
by Pam Simpson

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

IMG_5115-crop

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 .

IMG_5109-crop

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

IMG_5110-crop

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

IMG_5117-crop

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

IMG_5118-crop

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

Thank you for stopping by today Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

Supplies

 

03/01/2020

Sun 01

PSC#66 - Floral Fantasy

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wi

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 #65 Animal Menagerie is Kim S.

49527832077_7a3f36c842

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

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!

03-20

PSC#65 Floral Fantasy  -  It's time to kick away those winter blues and start thinking spring!  This month we're looking for cards that feature FLOWERS!!    You can make something for any occasion, just be sure to include a flower in your design.    Cards, tags, treats, page layouts and home decor are all welcome just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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.

86419322_3324629020886794_7048152318985895936_o
Marybeth Lopez

87348042_1911626612307220_7975395076262068224_o
Nancy Penir  

87309092_2790953277647138_7706116234714021888_o
Pam Simpson

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

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

 

02/07/2020

Fri 07

Acetate Front Card
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, another card idea for you! using this beautiful Memory Box ..3D Embossing Folder " Heart Bouquet"

IMG_5039-crop

Love these new split frame dies, from New Collection from Poppystamp 2020 Valentine Release .. Floral Lace Heart Split Border.. 

IMG_5030-crop

I started with a card length 11" you can cut of, but not add on, so best to be sure! I placed the cutting center edge 2.1/2" in from the right hand side edge.

IMG_5031-crop

Reverse (wrong) side after running through my die cutting machine.

IMG_5032-crop

Right Side. at this stage you can just fold back ..or Cut away! 

IMG_5033-crop

I made sure my  cut lines were straight, using my score board.

IMG_5034-crop

Using Acetate 5" wide..width of my card front.. and strong double sided sticky tape..adhere acetate to the card front.

IMG_5035-crop

To Hide the tape lines and make it neat inside your card, Adhere your cut of heart card onto the acetate.. using more strong double sided sticky tape.

IMG_5029-crop

Embossed card panel..mat onto a lilac card a touch larger.

IMG_5038-crop

butterflies to decorate..there I used from Poppystamp "Beautiful butterflies Sidekick Frame" cut in lilac and cream card.

IMG_5037-crop

Front decoration..My old favorite from Poppystamps.."Dandelion Stem" with "Holiday Mistletoe" ..Love Flourish.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you`ll have a go at this card idea..Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy

Supplies

 

02/02/2020

Sun 02

Happiest Birthday!
By Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, sharing a technique I love to do with my embossing folders.. Inking them up! gives you a lovely two colour effect .. I have used this stunning "Open Studio" 3D Embossing Folder "Heart Bouquet" from Memory Box.

IMG_4881-crop

You will need..Embossing Folder/Brayer/ and ink..I like to use Encore ink, it is nice a sticky..brilliance ink is another good one for this technique . 

IMG_4877-crop

IMG_4869-crop

Load the brayer with ink, I spread this ink onto a surface, gives a good even coverage on the brayer, next lightly brayer the folder with ink..Raised pattern side.

IMG_4870-crop

Place your card to be embossed/inked into the folder as shown..Run through your die cutting machine..Tip! these folders are very thick..DONT force through your machine as normal embossing folders. I find one clear plate is plenty!..normally you use 2..to sandwich the embossing Folder.. Test your machine..to see what you`ll need for embossing.

IMG_4872-crop

This is the pretty card, I have embossed  through my machine.

IMG_4871-crop

I inked a frame to match the colour..Poppystamps Pointed rectangles.

IMG_4873-crop

Addthe frame, using 3d foam tape.

IMG_4874-crop

Trim embossed card to fit the frame.

IMG_4876-crop

Ink around card piece, adhere embossed card to this, I added a small cream bow for decoration.

IMG_4878-crop

Decorate with Poppystamps " butterflies" from Beautiful butterflies sidekick frame die set. I cut in two colours /black and cream card, these I layered up. finished with tiny black pearls. stamped "Happiest Birthday" poppystamps Butterfly Wings ..stamp set.

IMG_4879-crop

Hope you`ll have a go at this inking embossing technique, using a embossing folder..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

Supplies

 

01/22/2020

Wed 22

From The Heart.:. Challenge reminder..
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone, reminder for our "From The Heart" PSC #64 Challenge.

68531481_2655436001349411_1967994147201613824_n

I have used Poppystamp dies from  last years collection..

IMG_4775-crop

White/Red & Kraft card..pretty Paper .. colours I choose to use for this card.

IMG_4765-crop

IMG_4766-crop

Kraft Card 6. inch X 2.1/4 inches.. I used the poppystamp "Stitched heart Border" border die as shown. 

Border heart

Using the Poppystamps "Seed Love Collage" border die ..Top Pic..no Red behind the pretty heart shape.. Pic below show how red card fetches the pretty flowers in the heart out.

IMG_4776-crop

I have used Poppystamps Shaker Heart..  These have been cut in the 4 main colours ..layered with 3d foam .  finished with Red Chiffon Bow and silver gems "Happy Anniversary"..

Hope you will play along with us this month, still time for you to create a card.

For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! 

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

 

Supplies

 

01/17/2020

Fri 17

Love & Hugs.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, do you love hearts as much as me! boy what a beautiful Valentine release from Poppystamp dies this is! so many from the collection work together or on their own.

IMG_4863-crop

I decided on my colours first! I did have an idea what I wanted to create.. Cream/Red/ gold glitter.

IMG_4851-crop

How perfect these two dies work together.. Grid Heart Frame/Banded Hearts.

IMG_4852-crop

Adhere the Banded Hearts to Grid heart frame.. perfect match!

IMG_4853-crop

Next I adhered to my Red card, leaving a small border around.

IMG_4855-crop

I have used red double sided tape on the reverse, I want to keep the words and flower in place on my glitter hearts...

IMG_4856-crop

Adhere cream  die cut hearts..Love Heart & Hugs Heart onto the glitter ones.

IMG_4858-crop

Cut in red card Poppystamp dies..Double Stitched Rectangle Frame.   Adhere as shown.

IMG_4860-crop

Placed my two hearts as shown.using 3d foam tape for dimension.

IMG_4861-crop

Stamped using "Whittle Everyday" clear stamp ... Thinking of you. 2 chiffon tiny bows / 2 pearls 

IMG_4867-crop

Finished card measures..6.1/2 inches x 5.1/4 inches.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy

Supplies

 

01/11/2020

Sat 11

Blog Blitz Continues. Graceful Heart Frame die.
by Pam Simpson

Happy New Year Poppystamp friends.. What a wonderful start to the New Year 2020, with the amazing beautiful New Valentine collection from Poppystamps....You have the chance to win  this "Graceful Heart Frame die" Just by leaving me a comment here on this post.

IMG_4846-crop

I have chosen delicate colours for this card. main White/ soft Blue/ soft Green. how I choose my colours below .

IMG_4836-crop

I decided on a white for the main ..Pale Blue for The Graceful Heart frame.

IMG_4837-crop

This is how I cut the green to infill the folidge ..below. I adhered the card to 3D foam.

IMG_4839-crop

Ran it through my die cutting machine. below..

IMG_4838-crop

This is how I paper (foam) pieced the die cut Graceful Heart.

IMG_4840-crop

Below picture showing the green infill..
IMG_4842-crop

Blue heart 3D foam ..Love Flourish cut in black card and white to create a shadow. ..Valentine Fun Clear Stamps, hearts and Hugs & Kisses ..couple of black pearls to finish.

IMG_4845-crop

Don`t forget, all you have to do is leave a comment to be in with a chance to win this "Graceful Heart Frame die" from Poppystamps.

Good luck everyone Pam x.

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.  From Jeanne's post.

Pam Floral Signature copy

 

Supplies

 

01/01/2020

Wed 01

PSC#64 From The Heart

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wi

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 PSC#63 Merry Craftmas is karenladd.

Christmas Poinsettia

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Christmas View - Sara Cook.

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!

01-20 copy

PSC#64 From The Heart - Let's face it.. we make because we want like to give a gift of the heart to family and friends.  This month we're looking for more heartfelt greetings.  for just about any occasion.  We're looking for Valentines, Anniversary, Wedding Congratulations, and just about anything to show your someone special that you care - please include a heart (stamp, die, pattern paper etc.).   Cards, tags, treats, page layouts and home decor are all welcome just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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.

81513947_10219424706781057_4688834527395577856_o
Patty Tanuz

80561819_1843518822451333_7375752345352667136_o
Nancy Penir  

80741921_2662550907154043_8574753145329025024_o
Pam Simpson

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 January 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  February 1.     We can't wait to see what you make!