84 posts categorized "Patterned Paper"

A Triple Please by Nancy Penir

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It's time for a challenge reminder, and I have a card just right for a guy. 


Do you struggle with cards for guys? Here's a few hints from someone who would rather play with her flower and girly dies than

make a card for any 'him'!


First off, background paper. Have you see the great paper packs in the Memory Box store? Check out the Woodsy Plaid pack for great colors and plaids. 

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What guy can resist an ice cream cone, yet a triple decker! Use colors for flavors he likes, or ones that compliment your plaid paper choice. I cut my drips from the ice cream's scallop, and added Glossy Accents. 


And finally the sentiment is up to you. Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well, Father's Day, the Poppystamps store has it all. 

Hope this post gave you some ideas to play along with our challenge

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!

Hope to see your 'guy' cards In our challenge lineup! 

PS Check out our challenge page for more ideas, including a guest, Birgit Norton. I invited Birgit to be our Guest Designer this month. You're going to love her inspiration card! 

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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!



Wishing You Happiness
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey friends! Tiffany here with some Mother's Day inspiration for you. I combined several Poppystamps products to create this card so let's dive into the details.

First, I trimmed patterned paper from the Garden Folly paper pack to 4 x 5.25 in. Before adhering the panel to an A2 card base, I ink blended yellow dye ink on one corner for a little pop of color.

Next, I die cut several pieces from white cardstock. I die cut the Flower Field Tall Curve Border 4 times - to stack two on each side on of the panel. I die cut the Grand Madison Window die twice. Before adhering the window with foam tape for even more dimension, I backed the window with vellum and adhered the window on top of the border dies. Next, I die cut the Flower Field Corner die twice and adhered to opposite corners of the window.


Next, I die cut several yellow flowers using the Potpourri Flower Set and the Sunny Orange paper pack. I embellished each flower with Christmas Fairy Crystals in green.


For the sentiment, I die cut the word 'mom' twice - once from white cardstock and once from dark teal cardstock from the Fresh Aqua paper pack - with the Marzipan Alphabet dies.


Finally, I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card to finish the card. The sentiment is from the Colorful Life clear stamps set. I hope you enjoyed the card and are inspired to pull out a bunch of your Poppystamps supplies to create a special card for your mom, mother figure, or any other special woman in your life. Happy crafting!



Tiffany Floral Signature copy





Spring Flower Basket
by Nancy Penir


Happy Spring to all of you! Nancy here and I have a spring card to share using some of the new dies from Poppystamps and some of the oldies too. 


Poppystamps' Woven Basket Pop Up die set can also be a focal point for a regular size A2 card. For my card I used a white die cut of the basket, and shaded it with pink distress ink. All the elements for this card can be found below and link directly to the shop for purchase.


I used lots of layers, but no foam tape. The sweet little posies are from the new Potpourri Flower Set.


The new flower dies are so versatile, and can be doubled or tripled for layered impact.


Look through you older sets and see for yourself how great combining sets can be!

Happy crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Happy Easter
by Tiffany Pryce Russom

Hey friends! Tiffany here with some Easter inspiration for you. I pulled out a bunch of supplies for this cute scene so let's dive in!


First, I started on the card base and background. I trimmed a piece of coral, foil cardstock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad to an A2 size and added it to an A2 card base. I die cut the Double Diamond Lattice Plate from white cardstock and adhered it on top with liquid glue.


Next, I worked on die cutting all of my card front pieces. I die cut the Spring Bunnies from white cardstock and lightly ink blended brown ink on the edges. I also added some spots with a brown copic marker. For the ground, I used the leaf and grass die from the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set. I die cut both from two different green patterned papers from the Cottage Stripes and Dots Pad. I used some green copics and ink blended some green ink at the bottom for dimension. Lastly, I die cut several Farm Fresh Eggs from patterned paper from the Spring Plaid paper pad. The pattern is subtle, but the colors pick up the coral in the background. I adhered everything together with liquid glue and popped up the bunnies with foam tape.


For the sentiment, I die cut the word happy from the Marzipan Alphabet dies. I die cut two layers from white cardstock and the top layer from glitter cardstock from the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad. Using the same green patterned paper from the Cottage Stripes and Dots pad, I die cut the word Easter from the Splendid Happy Easter die. I embellished the card with several clear fairy drops around the panel.


Hope you're inspired to pull out some supplies and create your own scene! Please tag Poppystamps if you create a card inspired by this card. Have a great day!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy




St. Patrick's Day Card with Heart
by Janet Katz

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This St. Patrick's Day card uses five different types of specialty paper and cardstock to fit with our challenge theme of Pretty Papers. I started by creating a shamrock. I used the Whittle Hearts die set to cut three large hearts from a sheet of Memory Box Lush Green 6x6 paper pad. Then I used the smaller heart in that set to cut three hearts from the Memory Box Festive 6x6 glitter pad.
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I needed a stem, next. I could have hand cut this, but I thought of a way to get a nice curved stem. I nested two dies from the Basic Ovals die set and taped them as shown. I ran it through my machine and I had a funky oval which I cut to get the stem.

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Next, I started on my background. I used the largest scalloped die in the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames die set to cut a pale blue pearly piece from the Memory Box Vintage Pastel Mirror 6x6 pad. Then I cut a piece of black and white striped paper, a piece of vellum, and a piece of pale blue-and-white, polka dotted paper. I layered these one on top of another inside the pearly blue frame. I realized I needed another piece of the striped paper to sit further down behind my shamrock so I cut that too, and hid the cut behind the vertical pieces of black and white that I used to frame my sentiment strip.
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Following a card layout I saw on Pinterest, I put the computer-generated sentiment strip on the right side of the black-and-white matted frame. I glued everything in place on my cardfront. For the final touch, I added a threaded green button in the middle of the shamrock.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how do you celebrate?
Janet Floral Signature copy




Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  Today I want to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge.  This month we want you to add some pretty papers to your design.  YES!  That could be pattern paper, but it could also be any kind of specialty paper and wow there are so many to choose from!  Just a few examples of specialty papers would be glitter, foil, flock, glossy, wood,  or how about a handmade alcohol or stamped background? 


I'm A BIG fan of pattern papers.   I mean, who can resist picking up a pad of beautiful papers?  I can't!  I love to tear all the sheets out of the pad and start mixing and matching them.  I usually will arrange them by color - matching a floral with a stripe or dot.. it's total eye candy for me. 

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This card is made with the Memory Box Garden Folly 6" pad.  I started with the yellow and red plaid along the bottom of the card and focused on adding different yellow and red prints to the design.  If you're new to pattern papers it's overwhelming, but try to mix busy prints with solid (one color) prints.  Adding some solid cardstock helps break up patterns and using light or ledger paper helps create a focal point on your designs.

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I used the Basic Ovals nested set to create a focal point for the cute Grand Whittle Pig.  I attached the little guy with adhesive foam tape to add dimension.  Now all that's left is embellishing the card.. adding a Grosgrain Bow die cut for "Some Pig" (any Charlotte's Web fans?).   

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The Potpourri Flowers die set doesn't come with foliage.. how to add some grass?    How about some Whittle Palm Tree fronds?  I love when I can stretch my dies and use them in different ways.  How about that Sunshine?  It's made with the Brilliant Rings circle die cuts in shades of yellow and orange stacked. 

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Playing along with the challenge is a great way to get ideas for different ways to use dies that you might already have.. and who knows?  You might just be our lucky winner of a $20 gift card from the shop!   I sure hope you'll join us!  We love to see what you make! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"