327 posts categorized "Spring"

Butterfly Wishes
by Rachel Duong


Hi it's Rachel here with a kind of grungy, slightly vintage and a little bit artsy, butterfly card! I love this Poppystamps "Nordic Floral Butterfly" die. It is one of three Nordic butterflies dies available at Poppystamps.com.



To create this card I die cut the butterfly from white watercolor paper. I used many layers of paint until I got the rustic effect I was after. Metallic paint on the top layer gives the butterfly a beautiful finish. I painted the body in black and then went back over it in metallic white so that it could be more visible against the black background.

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Next I splattered white and blue metallic paint on a black cardbase. After it dried, I glued the center of the butterfly on the base leaving the outer part of the wings curved out. The wings naturally curved due to all the water and paint I applied on them. You might notice I adhered the butterfly a bit askew to give it an artsy, true to life, imperfect vibe.

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I stamped the sentiment from the "Birthday "Banners" clear stamp set in black Versafine ink on black cardstock and embossed it with silver embossing powder. I die cut it out with the coordinating dies that come with the set.

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Supplies I used to create the card.

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Finally I added Fairy Jewels around the image. 


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What a fun and free butterfly card! I had an absolute fantastic time creating and sharing this. Hope you find this somewhat unique and adventurous. Until next time, have an extraordinary day!

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Nordic Floral Butterfly
by Meghan Kennihan

Final (2)Hi Crafty Friends,
I am happy to share a butterfly card with you today because it allows me to see a BEAUTIFUL insect instead of the hideous cicadas that have taken over my town! Look up 17 Year Cicadas and you will see what I mean, just beware of nightmares.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Are you getting cicadas near you? Any other insect infestations?
A: Me? 17 year cicadas here...at least we don't have the double brood!

Final_2 (2)I started my card by die cutting the Cortina Pinpoint Coverplate Die out of white cardstock and mounting it on a beautiful purple paper from the Twilight Purple 6x6 Paper Pad.
Final_2 (2)Next, I layered the Nordic Floral butterfly with decorative paper from the Glittering Gladiola 6x6 paper Pad and plain purple card stock. I mounted the Nordic Floral Butterfly in the center and the Bunches 'O Butterflies diagonally from corner to corner. 
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Corner Shop Pop-Up Easel Card
by Birgit Norton

I would love to live in a world where the streets are lined with darling shops like this!  Wouldn't you?  Birgit here with you today sharing a pop-up easel card using Corner Shoppe Pop-up Easel Set as well as coordinating die sets from the latest release.  Let's jump right in to the details!


To begin with, I cut the pop-up die panel out of 80# white cardstock and folded on both of the score lines, to create the easel part of the card.


Next, cut one card front panel and adhere it to the small flap of the easel, using a strong double sided tape or liquid glue.  Now, let the fun begin!  Let's build the shop.


I cut the store front out of a piece of blue cardstock from the 6x6 Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock.  I love the weight and thickness of this cardstock and it cuts like butter using Poppystamps dies.  


I cut the detail pieces of the shop out of white cardstock and added color using Distress inks and blending brushes.  A helpful tip:  keep your cardstock pieces inside the dies, to use them as stencils.  Poppystamps is brilliant in their designs!  


Next, I cut elements from Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles and colored them using my copic markers.  I then arranged all of the planters using liquid glue. 

IMG_6776Now it's time to decorate the shop!  


A card like this deserves special attention on the inside, so I added a piece of decorative paper from my scrap bin and cut a white cardstock square to give the easel something to rest against to hold the easel open.  For a finishing touch, I added the window box from the set.  It adds a nice detail but leaves plenty of space for me to personalize this beautiful card.  


Here's a pictures that shows the completed easel card in action.

IMG_6774I had so much fun building this flower shop easel card!  I hope you'll give it a try!

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Geranium Gatefold & Challenge Reminder
by Birgit Norton


Good morning Poppystamps friends!  Birgit here with you today sharing a card to remind you of the current challenge that's going on right now, themed "Bloom Where You're Planted".

I enjoyed bringing out some older dies that are still available in the store, hoping to inspire you to pull out those older supplies and use them.  

For my card, I brought out Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set and Picket Tall Curve Borders. 

I cut the flowers out of Blush 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and the leaves out of Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock.  I added colored details and depth using copic markers.   I added sugared glitter to the outside edge of the flower petals and added Fairy Jewels to the centers of each of the flowers.


On each of the gatefold flaps, I added a piece of cardstock from the Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and cut the Picket Tall Curve Borders out of the same color, adding them to both flaps.  This gives the look of a garden trellis in the background.  I added a white cardstock oval, gluing it to the left flap and adhered the geraniums, covering the oval.  


I so enjoyed bringing out the tried and true dies that never go out of style for this challenge.  These geraniums are gorgeous in any color and they're so easy to assemble.   I hope I've inspired you today with this lovely geranium card.

Want to play along? 


The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up HERE at the Challenge blog. 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. 

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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!


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Thyme For Spring
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
I hope this card inspires you to plant some fresh herbs and embrace your green thumb. I used Poppy Stamps Flower Pots and Stems to create these cute little herb pots.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you grow herbs? Which ones?
A: Me? No, but my sister grows a ton of basil and rosemary

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I started my card by creating the background using Poppy Stamps Criss Cross Heart Stencil with Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn Ink and splattered with green and white paint.
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I mounted the Poppy Stamps Scalloped Stitched Frames in two different shades of green cardstock and then mounted the entire background on a kraft cardstock card base.
Final_5 (2)I layered the cute flower pots with just the leaf dies to look like herbs in the center of my card and finished with the darling sentiments from the Poppy Stamps Spring Banner Stamps & Dies.
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