147 posts categorized "Pam Simpson"


Sun 08

Perched Bird Collage..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, how about this card design for a male recipient.


CAS (clean and simple) no ribbon or flowers. Plus a very easy card to make.


I have used Double Stitched Circle Frame by Poppystamps.. with the New Perched Bird Collage die. as shown

The die cuts as shown, I then adhered this to a brown circle die cut.


I have done a bit of shading and white detail is from a white gel pen. I have sat the bird onto Poppystamps "Berry Twig"  which I added a few lemon pearls.. "Best Wishes" Folksy Script, cut in green card, then shadowed with brown card.



Main card finished size 7"x 7"..I have placed the topper circle onto two mats of cream and brown square card..

This bird really looks like our UK house sparrow...

Thank you for stopping by today Pam x..

Pam Floral Signature copy






Wed 27

Plumed Peacock
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone,  our blog blitz continues! but not for long now, hope you have enjoyed seeing these beautiful samples using this new release by Poppystamp dies.


Like a chance to win this Plumed Peacock just comment below! before or on 29th.


 The beautiful rainbow colours are from bits I had left, rainbow mirri sticky foil, think you can see the bits i had to play with!.


Did`nt work out to bad though..I have embossed this foil in my machine with the die, before laying the cut out die on top.


I have used "Stitched Rectangle frames" & "Delicate Branch Collage" both from the new release, I have offset the smaller inner frame, as I wanted a larger lower border for my peacock plumes. Branches    I coloured with a promarker pen. next 3d foam tape on the reverse, to add depth to the frame.



Card size 7"x 5.1/2" ..adhere the frame as shown..Stamp the sentiment of choice, mine by Poppystamps  from the  "Flower Patch" set.


Finished with touch`s of white from my gel pen, 3d foam to raise up the Peacock, around the frames liquid pearls.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

The blog blitz runs from June 19-29. 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 6. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Sat 02

Hello To A Special Friend
By Pam Simpson


Hello everyone, can you believe we are in June already! half way through the year..how frighting is that!!

Flowers and butterflies I love on cards.  


I have cut a cream coloured tag, using Poppystamps Double stitch tag dies. Next I used the Embossed Heart Butterfly to cut a shape from this.


I have cut two layers of cream velum for my butterflies,  leave the in place over the velum, inked through the die with pink ink, as shown.


On the cutout of the tag, these butterflies have been layered up as shown..give a lovely dimensional butterfly.


Decorated the tags with Delightful Daisy and gems, Pretty lavender ribbon from http://birchpressdesign.com/Lavender-Metallic-Ribbon.html 

I have used Distress Oxide inks..Worn lipstick/Picked Raspberry/Peeled Paint/Shaded Lilac, to colour.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

    Pam Floral Signature copy









Wed 23

Challenge Reminder
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone,

Today I`m sharing my card I made for our latest Challenge PSC#44 "Patterned Papers Please"  

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I have used these beautiful http://birchpressdesign.com/Love-Story-6x6-Paper-Pad.html  with a mix of Poppystamps Dies and Birch Press Dies.


Z fold card..6"x 6" when folded. 12"x 6" card size ..score & fold @ 6" ..9".

Like to know how I created this lace border, using Poppystamps "Staggered Heart Border" with pretty lace from my stash..I used to be a sewer around 40 years ago! I finished lol


Roughly a 2" wide strip.


Use very strong double sided sticky tape, gather lace onto this either side..Then add 3d foam tape onto the lace.


Next I used 2" strip of grey card..adhered to the reverse onto the foam tape.


Poppystamps Meadow Flower cut in delicate pinky/lilac card, cut again in grey card, adhered to create a shadow, these I placed onto "Double Stitch Tags.

http://birchpressdesign.com/Heart-Flourish.html   with   http://birchpressdesign.com/Hooray-for-Everything-clear-Stamp-set-and-die-set.html   


Dotted a few Prima sequins these are from the Love Story Collection. pretty lace bows from my stash.


Hope I have given you some ideas and you`ll join us in this months Challenge, still plenty of time to create and share, you never know you could be chosen this month and receive a prize. Just click "Challenge" at the top of the page, this take you to our Challenge blog and details you need to know.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy



Fri 11

Blooming Rose Aperture Card.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone..Pam here today.


I have created a Aperture using Poppystamps square frame dies..Double Stitched & Pointed Square Frames.

 I have used an off cut of waste card for this example: 7"x 7"  marked either end and top 1.1/2"  in with pencil, made a mark along side the die, I wanted to see if i like the postion and size of my opening for the aperture.


This is the cut out of my waste card, using Double stitched die.


This is my card front Cream with a Pink insert. Look at the top picture and you see how I got my cutout using Double Stitch Square, I cut another one in Pink! as the Pointed squares are a touch different in size.


Using the outer cream card front as a guide, placed a smaller size pointed square and cut in my die cutting machine.



Example above after using both sets of square dies.. The Double stitched square fits on top of the pink square! inside the cream..my largest Pointed frame sit around the outer cream square. hope your still with me on this lol.

Before I adhered these together to place on my card front ..I reduced the size 6.1/2" square ..as I like this better.


Finished card with the pretty open work of  poppystamp dies "Blooming Rose" did you notice I also cut a pretty heart trail along the bottom.."Gentle Hearts"  Poppystamps border die.



Sentiment by Poppystamps..  Sending Scribbles ..finished with random placed pearls and ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy





Thu 03

Garden Bouquet..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, can you believe we are in May! 


Unusual card design for me, flat for posting and two colours.  finished card size 7.1/2" x 5.1/2"

Do you like the way I have used the Poppystamps "Happy birthday Combo" die..carry on reading if you do.


This is how the die cuts out.


Deciding on the placement where I wanted the word "Birthday" and where to place on the card front.. 


I have used  green card 7"x 5" .. cut a white card piece a touch smaller! I then cut to..left side 1.3/4" wide  Right side 3" wide.. As I wanted a green border to show with the word Birthday.


Close up of this pretty "Garden Bouquet" flower cut in green card and a touch of glitter glue with gems.


Finished with a few "Stitched Fluttering Butterflies", rather than add the Happy from the die cut set, I have stamped using Poppystamp Fairy Greeting stamp.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy




Tue 01

PSC#44 - Patterned Paper Please!


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 Framed is Connie's Crafty Creations!  We love how she created her own frame using a corner and border die!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is  Arlene Waddell! 

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#44 Patterned Paper Please!  Obsessed with pretty patterned paper?  We've got you covered!  This month we're looking for projects that include some patterened paper!  Whether it's dots or gingham, florals or foiled indulge in the possibilities!  The choice is yours just be sure to include 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. 


Rebecca Keppel


Robin Tharaldson  


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

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



Sun 08

Hello Birthday Girl.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, my card today is for a young girls birthday! using "Easter Bunny Eggs" die.. love to use my dies for all occasions ..



If you would like to see how I created this pretty floral border, pictures below.


I have scribbled onto white card with pinks and green pro markers. I have cut from white card the boarder  need to for my coloured flowers/leaves.


Red double sided tape, to attach the die cut boarder to a card strip.


How it looks when attached your coloured die cut flowers and leaves.


Frame using Poppystamps "Double Stitched Rectangle Frames, I have cut my floral border to the same size.


Finished with one strip of doubled stitched border.


Close up of the finished topper. cloud embossing folder from my stash.."Easter Bunny Egg"   "Brush Hello"  "Hello Notes"  stamp & "Stitched Fluttering Butterflies" 


Finished card with pearls/ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by today. Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy






Mon 02

Beautiful Love..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, today I`m sharing a card using these beautiful papers by Prima "Love Story"  you can purchase from Birch Press   ...They are stunning..and you can make a quick card.


I choose to use a few Dies as I wanted to see the paper on my card design...I`ll share how I created a shadow with my "Love Stitch Circle Frame" from Poppystamp Dies.


Start by cutting the Love frame in white and brown card.


Cut away the word love and adhere as shown.


I have offset the scallops on the outer circle.


Like this on the reverse.


Next place 3d foam tape as shown.


Adhere to the top left of card base.. Pretty boarder die from Poppystamps "Pierced Borders" I have used  on the top and bottom of my card strip, they do match up for a continued pattern. 

Hope you like this simple card..Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy




Fri 23

Cute Phone Booth..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, our Blog Blitz continues,  today you have a chance to win this ..."Cute Phone Booth" ...from the New  Spring Collection.  But make sure you comment below!


Now I have made a cute card! but the possibilities to use a Phone box are endless! especially for Male cards..


Hope you can see this clearly, look at the Phone Booth, cut out in red and you`ll see a piece of acetate and strong red double sided tape! I used this tape to stick these together. I then trimmed around the outer edge and around the door! as you have the option to either keep it closed or open!.


Slightly ajar in this photo.


I have used for decoration Easter stamps and die set, again from the New Spring release! as I do not send Easter cards I opted to make a get in touch card lol.

Last day to comment is March 31 , 2018.  Winners will be posted on April 3, 2018. Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today,  Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy