81 posts categorized "Scene"

Winter Scene
by Nancy Penir


Hello! Nancy here, and I have a snowy scene to share with you today. Don't you love the holidays? And the excuse to bring out the glitter and shine?


Poppy's new release is full of holiday fun. Sweet little houses and trees, snowmen and wonderful word dies!


There are a few sets I used to create my winter scene. I've listed them below for you. Just a click takes you to the shop.


A closeup of my frosty friends, and the Fairy sugar I added to them.


I hope you enjoyed today's post, and are inspired to craft your own holiday scenes with Poppy's fabulous new sets!

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Challenge Reminder - Make it Magical

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day.  Maybe you're looking for ideas to get a jump start?  I hope you'll check out the Poppystamps Monthly Challenge!  It's a great way to see the world of craft dies through the eyes of the design team and players.  And who knows?  You might just be the lucky winner of the prize - a $20 gift card to the Poppystamps store! 


This month they're looking for the beautiful and unexpected that goes beyond what you'd see in ordinary life.  You can make that fantasy - think rainbows and unicorns or perhaps a Halloween fright like my card today. 

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I used lots of different dies to create a scene. I arranged the die cuts on a piece of plastic the size of my card base and found myself layering on more and more.   I think it's the little details that bring a scene to life. 

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Sometimes you just can't find what you want.  The pretty Garden Lantern was just asking for a candle inside.  I could  have cut one by hand but it would never look as clean and crisp as a craft die.. so I did a little digging.  I came up with the  Whittle Fireplace set.  I used the fire's flame for my candle flame, and the ledge of the mantle for the candle itself.    A Brilliant Ring adds a glow around the candle's flame. 

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I was so glad I found the fireplace because as soon as I saw the little mice I had to add them among the Whittle Oak Leaves and Mushrooms & Toadstools. 

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Some Birch Trees are added to the Distress Oxide inked background and a Scary Ghosts appears from the dark woods.  I added a simple "Boooo!" sentiment with the Poetic Uppercase Alphabet and a scatter of Fairy Drops and Gems for some sparkle. 

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Our parent company, Memory Box has added alot of sweet things to their line up including Glitter Glue, Gems, Dew Drops, Embossing Folders and more! 
I hope you find some time to play along - I'd sure love to see what you make! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Spooky Barn
by Nancy Penir


Hello! And welcome! It's Halloween time. Can you believe it? I'm featuring Poppy's Barn Die Set with a spooky theme, something I love to do with die sets, stretch their use with the seasons and holidays. Scroll down for pictures, fair warning, there's lots to see!


The base of the barn was cut with dark blue cardstock, from Memory Box's fabulous cardstock collection. The rest are bright Halloween colors, also from the MB Collections. 


The following photos are closeups of the areas with spooky characters. The web was white embossed onto vellum and fussy cut.


I love to back my images with another die cut, for a shadow or a glow.


The handmade A2 sized envelope is stamped and stenciled onto butcher paper. 


Inside there's a Halloween greeting, and you can see the area where the barn Pop Up rests.


Hope you enjoyed today's post. And you're inspired to play with combining your dies more. All that I've used is listed below. Happy fall, and Happy Halloween!

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Hello Sunshine!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Well hello sunshine!  The weather has been so fine here that I've been day dreaming of vacationing in warm tropical places.  As usual.. whenever I get a longing for something.. you know... flowers in the winter,  and Christmas in July I start to make.  My paper crafting is my sweet escape.

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Today I'm sharing a fun scene of some Whittle Flamingos having a pool party!  The background is a double panel of aqua card stock.   The Whittle Wave Background die cut makes a splash pool for the Whittle Flamingos.

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Of course the sun is shining and here are a few scattered clouds in the sky.  The flamingos are cut from two shades of grapefruit cardstock because we all like to be individual!  I like that the Whittle Flamingo die cut includes three different shaped legs so you can pose the flirty birds however you like.  I used a sharpie to add black accents to their bills. 

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Fish from the Whittle Fish Trio are swimming in the splash pool, and when the sun gets too hot the Whittle Flamingos can seek shelter under the Whittle Palm Tree.  I added brown enamel dots because they look like coconuts and I can't resist a little bling.

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Enjoy the day and if the sun's not shining remember that you can make your own weather! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



by Jeanne Jachna


Sending you best fishes and underwater greetings today!  Making some punny scenes couldn't be easier than with the new Poppystamps whittles! 1stra

My cards always start with images arranged on a piece of plastic the size of my card base.  I can play around with arrangement and decide on what colors I want to use before I commit.  The clear plastic sheet allows me to slide different colors underneath to coordinate the designs. 


The single cover with a stamped sentiment looked a little flat to me so I added two more layers of cardstock underneath.  I wanted to mimic the layers of shades and shadow you might see in an underwater scene. 


The Whittle Seascape is double cut to add more dimension to the design.  The fish are cut from rainbow colors and adhered with adhesive foam tape.  I added some silly eyes to the Whittle Happy Octopus, and some Memory Box Fairy Drops are underwater bubbles.


Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



You're Fintastic
by Nancy Penir


Hi! Nancy here, and today I'm showcasing some of the new Whittles dies. So keep scrolling for an under-the-sea adventure!


The newest from Poppystamps includes a sentiment stampset that perfectly coordinates with the new Whittle critters, including these sea creatures. And don't you love the new speech bubbles? New to the MB shop are the Fairy Bubbles, from Open Studio with adhesive on the back so there's no glue cleanup! Love it!


I die cut all my critter goodies from white card stock, and inked them with Distress Oxide, before assembling my sea scene.


The star of the show is the seahorse, gold embossed and glittered. She's the birthday girl, and knows it! 


As you can see, I popped out her fin a bit, and gold embossed it as well.

Hope you enjoyed the underwater adventure today. I've listed all the items used on this card below. Have a wonderful weekend!

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