56 posts categorized "Rachel Duong"

A Flower Shoppe Thank You!
by Rachel Duong


Hi everyone! It's Rachel here to share a thank you card I made. I used the Poppystamps "Corner Shoppe Flower Pot Shelves" and "Flower and Leaf Sprinkles" die sets. I had the best time watercoloring these awesome plants and pots.


I die cut the shelves, plants and pots out of watercolor paper. Using distress inks in shades of green, teal, browns, reds and yellow, I loosely painted the pieces allowing colors to run into one another. What a delight!




Next I die cut the larget circle from the "Simple Rings" die in a nice peach cardstock Memory Box "Sunny Orange" cardstock pad. I die cut it again in a heavy vellum for the outline it automatically cuts with the circle. I die cut the "Snowglove Bases" set in kraft and I decided to used the smaller base. I blended brown distress ink over the base. 


Then I picked out a soft plaid paper for the background. It is so pretty and the dark lines are purple. I adhered the patterned paper to a white card base leaving a thin white border. I adhered the globe over the plaid paper.


I spent quite a bit of time arranging the plants and pots on the shelves. I moved the pots around and a tip is to take pictures of the final arrangement to look at for reference. It comes in handy when gluing the pieces down.

Then I glued the foil tab on the base and added coordinating purple Fairy Jewels.  Finally I wrapped burlap twind at the fold of the card. That's it and so many sentiments can go on this card!



This card was such a joy to create. I love gardening so working with paper plants just makes me happy! Yay! Please take a look at Poppystamps latest release. The dies are amazing and the pieces work together perfectly. 

Have a great day and see you very soon!


Rachel Floral Signature



It's Cake Time!
by Rachel Duong

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Hi crafty friends! It's Rachel here to share a delicious and yummy birthday gift card holder using the Poppystamps " Corner Shoppe Birthday Treats and Birthday Celebrations" die sets. They are festive and perfect for that special day. I paired it with the "Basic Junk Journal Set", it has a great inside pocket for a gift card. How sweet it is! 


The front cover is decorated with oh so many balloons in shades of pinks, mauves and lavender. The glitter balloons add an extra special touch. A cake over a ribbon wrapped vellum envelope and a silver embossed sentiment adorn the cover. Fairy drops in the lower left corner add interest and fun.


Open the card and a pocket is waiting to be filled with a gift card for the recipient. Pink streames add to the festivity. On the right is space to write a message and a cupcake, nom nom!


And under the message is a secret little vellum envelope holding balloons and an ice cream cone on top. Do you see the balloon that is getting away?!


Finally, the back is decorated with three double scoop ice cream cones!


Have a scrumptious day today and always! I hope you find this Poppystamps birthday card inspiring and full of possibilities for creating  party cards. I have to go now, see you soon, it's cake time!

Rachel Floral Signature



Happy Spring!
by Rachel Duong


Hi Everyone! It's spring and have I told you how much I love the weather?! Not only that, but the birds chirping is music to my ears. I am back with another Poppystamps card using the "Nordic Bird Bunch!"  Casually sitting on a fence, these birds are enjoying a peaceful morning. Leftover die cuts on hand, these birds are from my Challenge Reminder post. Let's get started...


The "Nordic Bird Bunch" birds were die cut in glitter, pearlescent, and shades of blue and orange(for the beaks) paper. The Memory box paper packs are listed below. 


I chose a patterned paper from the Memory Box "Anemone Grove" paper pack for the background. Next I ran an Open Studio embossing folder "Vintage Tray" through my die cutting machine with an aqua shade of blue cardstock. I cut the paper down to look like a fence and blended distress ink over the texture to enhance the lines. IMG_4860

I die cut a speech bubble from the Poppystamps "Word Balloons" set. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Poppystamps "Spring Banners" clear stamp set in black Versafine ink.

Putting the card together was fast. I glued the pattern paper on to a white card base and then the fence comes next in the lower half of the card. The birds are arranged with the sentiment and I glued it down when I was satisfied with placements. 


I added Fairy Jewels in light turquoise nest to the sentiment and under the birds. Bakers twine in aqua and white tied in a double bow complete the card. Yay!

IMG_4879That's it for now. I hope you get a chance to craft and create peaceful spring makes. There are so many Poppystamps dies to choose from. See you soon, take care!

Rachel Floral Signature




It's A Celebration!
by Rachel Duong


It's a birthday celebration! Hi, I am Rachel, back with a card using the latest Poppystamps release. I cannot express how much fun these party goods are to create with. The dies have happy, joy and yum written all over them. So I can't wait any longer, let me tell you how I made this card!


I began my card with the background. I die cut the Poppystamps "Scallop Pinpoint Rings" using three shades of purplish pinks. After I decided which colors go where, I glued them down to a light grey cardbase. 


 Next I die cut tons of pieces from the "Corner Shoppe Birthday Treats", the "Corner Shoppe Birthday Celebrations", and the "Corner Shoppe Dessert Stand". I used many colors, glitters and pearlized papers. Fun was putting the color combinations together!IMG_4772

I used pearlized silver for the display stands and pearlized gold for the coverings on them. Then I heat embossed the sentiment in silver. The die comes with the stamp set. For an accent, I cut a fine strip of silver glitter to add over the top of the sentiment.

The candles on the cake are die cut in pearlized white. I embellished the flames with Stickles yellow and orange glitter glue. The banners are cut in many papers, I also die cut two in the purplish pink papers and left in one layer to act as a background. I added jewels on the pearlized green streamer!IMG_4759

I arranged the cupcakes so that each base was a different color. I mixed up the sizes but kept them symmetrical. I added cupcakes at the bottom to fill in empty space and two jewels for balance.


The sparkle and shine of these amazing papers add so much dimension to this awesome card.  I had the happiest time putting these desserts together. And it made me hungry! 


I hope you grab a few of these die sets. I can think of so many fun ideas to try! Also, there are more pieces I can't wait to play with. The cake comes with another layer and balloons too! Oh, did I mention there are ice cream cones too?!

Have a great day. Celebrate something fun today. I am celebrating spring! 

Rachel Floral Signature





A Bird Bunch Birthday
by Rachel Duong


Hello there! It's Rachel, and I am excited to share a birthday card with a bunch of birds! I also want to remind you to join in our April Poppystamps Challenge. The theme is "Look Out The Window!" Create a card with a window or something that resembles a window on it. You can also create a scene as if you were looking out a window.


My window card features fancy birds with so much pizazz! I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Bird Bunch" die, it comes with six birds. I die cut the birds using pearlescent white and aqua, navy and white glitter paper, and a periwinkle shade of blue. Paper comes from Memory Box paper packs listed below. I assembled the birds and I used a fine point black Sharpie marker to color the area for the eye. Also don't forget the orange beaks!


Next I die cut the "Arched Gothic Cathedral Window" in white cardstock for the top piece and Memory Box "Anemone Grove" patterned paper for the accent. Using the negative shape of the window, I traced it on a piece of vellum, cut it out and glued it under the window.


I die cut the "Nordic Lacy Plate" in a heavy white cardstock. This is a beautiful backdrop for any card occasion. Then I adhered the window to the background and adhered it to a white cardbase. 

I arranged the birds on the card. I glued them down when I felt it looked just right. A Happy Birthday sentiment strip fit perfectly on the window trim. Finally I added a beautiful embellishment at the top of the window. 


I had a blast creating this card, it is just too "tweet!" I love the shades of blue and the fancy papers with glitter and shine. The birds are so handsome in their sweaters!

That's all for today. Please join the challenge. Link up your photo and two winners will be selected. Good luck to you! See you very soon.
Rachel Floral Signature




PSC#115 Look Out The Window

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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 Challenge PSC#114 Mixed Media Mash Up is S.Schmidt

CaptureThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Bunny Hoyle!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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!


PSC#115 Look Out The Window - Have you been looking out the window for the perfect Spring day?  This time of year you need to check the weather - you just might need an umbrella!  This month's challenge we want you to look out the window and tell us what you see.   How about showing us what you'd like to see out your window?  Maybe you need a sweet escape this time of year to a tropical paradise or a walk in the woods.  Or how about adding a "window" to your card design?  This could be a window for a shaker or a peek into the inside of your card.   You can use just about any die cut to create a die cut "window" on your design - and how you fill it is up to you!    We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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.

Meet our  April Guest Leah Hultenschmidt selected and introduced by Design Team Member  Jyoti. 

Leah and I met through the vibrant world of Instagram's card makers community, where her talent and passion for floral designs and bright color palettes shine brightly. Despite residing in the same city, our attempts to meet in person have been thwarted by various obstacles. Nevertheless, we remain hopeful that the near future holds the promise of finally connecting face-to-face and sharing our mutual love for card making.

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Leah Hultenschmidt

Instagram: @LeahHulten

Hi! I'm so excited to participate as a guest designer this month. My day job is as a publisher and editor for women's fiction and romance novels, and I've been living my own happily-ever-after for 17 years with my amazing spouse. I originally started doing digital scrapbooking as a way to better understand composition and Photoshop skills for reviewing book covers, and from there I evolved into physical stamping and cardmaking. I love that I can have a finished card (or three!) in an afternoon, and it's such a relaxing creative outlet for me. I also so appreciate the amazing and inspiring community of crafters I've met along the way. It's especially fun when cardmakers say they've enjoyed a book I've worked on too.  My whole book club is also now into cardmaking, and I pulled my mom in as well. In fact, she'll be the recipient of this card, as hippos are her favorite and I couldn't resist this adorable Whittle die. Thanks again so much for having me this month!

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Leah Hultenschmidt

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Jyoti Adhikari 

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

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