294 posts categorized "Spring"

Warmest Wishes Bird House Pop Up
By Birgit Norton

Hello friends!  Cardinals are beautiful birds, don't you think?  I'm an avid back yard bird watcher and I feed the birds year round, along with all the chipmunks and squirrels that help themselves to the black oil sunflower seeds we offer.  
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The Bird House Pop Up Easel Die Set from Poppystamps is the focus of my project today.  I've paired it with some flowers from the Potpourri Flower Set.
Let's get started.
First off, you'll have to cut two of the base  shapes. 
These will get glued together on the little scored flaps, on the short side.  This is the base of your easel pop up.  This step is so easy!  And now for the fun part...  Decorating it!
The cardinal and the pine sprigs are all included in this set.  I cut mine out of white cardstock and colored them using Copic markers.
I also cut out four different colors of flowers using the Potpourri Flower Set.
I cut the front frame of the birdhouse out of light blue cardstock and glued the card the layers together.  Once all the cutting and coloring were done it was time to decorate, popping flowers in here and there, and a few were popped up using foam dots.
I cut another layer of the same blue cardstock, using the birdhouse frame, for the inside of the card.  The sentiment is stamped using Gilded Christmas Wishes and cut using Colwell Label Set.  I chose this sentiment because I thought it would also work as a birthday greeting.  This is a great way to extend the use of your holiday stamps.
I finished the centers of each flower using Autumn Fairy Jewels.  These self adhesive jewels come in just about every color!
A photo to show the dimension.
Poppystamps Floral Signature



Rainbow Challenge
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Poppystamps Friends!

Are you playing along with this month's beautiful challenge, Rainbows? There's still time to join us and create a Rainbow project of your own, featuring at least one Poppystamps die or stamp. Your card might be randomly selected to win some very sweet blog candy too!


All you have to do is link up your colorful Rainbow to our blog, and your project might be selected to win a $20.00 gift certificate prize from Poppystamps! How's that for lucky little fortune at the end of the rainbow?


I used the Rainbow Arch die to create this bold and bright Rainbow card. I started with a light grey card background, and added the tiny ribbons of rainbow color in the usual pattern. Then I cut a handful of Whittle Clouds in shades of white, light grey, and black grey. I added the little black umbrella for the Raining Frame.


I assembled everything together to create a colorful Rainbow scene, and finished it off with a little raindrops sparkle of Fairy Jewels!


Now it's your turn to play along and join us for a wet and wild Rainbow July!

Thanks for joining us today!







Cherish every Kindness
by Nancy Penir


Greetings Poppy friends! Nancy here, and I'm sharing a card today with several techniques, made simple with Poppystamps products.


I used the new Deco Diamond Stencil Set for a background, and deepened my inking around the perimeter, while keeping the center light. I knew I wanted to add a stamped sentiment, and wanted the words to really shine. I loved the thought of kindness being like a fine flower, and that sweet thought needed to take center stage!


As for the flowers to frame the sentiment, Petite Blooms, I thought would be the perfect choice. I gave the petals a bit of dimension with a foam board and sculpting tool, inked only the centers, and stacked them for fullness. Choosing a darker shade for the leaves really hi-lighted those white petals!


There are so many new flowers to create with in the Poppystamp store, you should check them out!

Take care friends, and hope you're enjoying a flower-full spring!

Nancy Floral Signature copy







Colorful Life
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing a very sweet and simple CAS card using a sentiment from a beautiful Poppystamps Clear Stamp Set, Colorful Life, along with a few old favorites from the Poppysamps collection. I started with a white card base and a bright green frame from the Scalloped Stich Frames die set.


I love the sentiment "Live a Colorful Life," from the Colorful Life clear stamp set. This set has so many heartwarming phrases that it was hard to just choose one! I went with Live a colorful life, and added it to the top center of the card.


I selected a few different long stem flower dies from the Poppystamps collection: Delightful Daisy, Dandelion Stem, and Ragged Daisy, and cut the blooms and stems in different colors with black centers and green stems and leaves. Then I switched around some of them stems and leaves to make each flower look unique. I added a tiny turquoise Whittle Bird on the bottom edge, and finished it with a few sparkly Fairy Jewels. It's a sweet reminder of what we crafters and artists do every day - Live a colorful life!


Thanks so much for joining us today!








A Clean and Simple Card with Tulips
by Sphoorti


Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again and this time I have a very clean and simple card for you. It came together so fast too! Definitely mass produce-able.




I started with cutting some tulips using the 2557 Layered Tulips craft die. I used three different cool colored copic markers to color them in, and topped them with some Wink of Stella. Once I was done coloring them, I adhered the petals of the tulips together.




I cut out some white card stock using the 2510 Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die and adhered it to a white card base for a tone on tone look, and adhered the tulips and stems to the background die.




I hot foiled the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and glued it next to the flower stems. I scattered some pearls in matching colors, and that was it!




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let me know! Thank you for joining me today! Hope you have a great week ahead!







Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Queen of the Night Tulips
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here to share a dramatic, yet clean and simple card. Have you ever seen velvety, deep black purple tulips?! They are called "Queen of the Night" and most spectacular! Absolutely intrigued by them, I decided to recreate them on paper. I love the outcome.

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Steps to create this card.

1. Die cut the blossoms from the Poppystamps "Layered Tulips" die in shades of purple cardstock from the "Twilight Purple Collection" by Memory Box.
2. Beginning with the lower portion of the blossoms, blend black distress ink moving upward. Leave the tops untouched.
3. Using white ink, blend over the blossoms for highlights.
4. Die cut the stems from the "Layered Tulips" die in dark green from the "Lush Green Collection" by Memory Box.


5. Hot foil the sentiment of choice from the "Modest Banner Greetings" Foil and Cut Die Set in gold foil on black cardstock, then die cut.
6. Cut a light green card front approximately 4" x 5.25". 


7. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pointy Lattice Plate" die from a scrap piece of medium weight paper. This will be a stencil.
8. Lay ithe stencil over the card front and lightly blend green or grey distress ink over the center.


9. Glue the card front onto a white card base.
10. Arrange the tulips and sentiment on the card and glue in place. Stunning!!


I hope you get a chance to try making this clean and simple tulip card. There are many flowers that are being grown in this midnight shade. I absolutely love it!  You can make all types of flowers in this color once you have made one. 


Here is another Queen of the Night tulip card, this time on kraft. The products I used are listed below with a direct link back to the Poppystamps site. The "Layered Tulips" are timeless and modern depending on the colors used. 

Have a sensational day, see you soon!


Rachel Floral Signature