242 posts categorized "Spring"

Delightful Daisy
by Candice Crawford

Poppy Stamps Blog Post 5.29

Hey there crafty friends, Candice here, sharing with you today another card design from the design team.

Today's card design is a slim line card using the Delightful Daisy die and Greeting Basics stamp set. Slim line cards are so popular now amongst crafters, that I decided to test my creativity and create one for all of you. If you are not familiar with slim line cards, they handmade cards sized at 8.5 x 3.5 inches and fit inside a standard size number 10 envelope.

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I started the project by cutting my white card base at 8.5 x 7 inches and scored the card in the middle at 3.5 inches. Then I took a second piece of white card stock and cut it to 8 x 3 inches as my card front layer. I also cut a piece of black card stock measuring 8 2/16 x 3 2/16 inches for additional layer for my card.  

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On the white card front layer, I colored the panel with Distress Oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade, using my Tim Holtz ink blending tool. I then added a few water splatters to the card for that element of distress. Distress Oxide inks are the best inks when blending strong vibrant ink combinations such as this one.

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Next I die cut the delightful daisy die twice from some white card stock. I also die cut the medium size jar image form the Jar Collection die set, but ended up not using it. I then colored the flower centers with my Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink using  a small ink dauber. 

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Than I adhered the colored flower centers to each of the four daisies with some liquid glue. Next I arranged the daisies onto my card front panel snipping away parts of the stem and leaves where they overlapped one another or extended beyond the card front. 

With a scrap piece of white card stock I inked up the paper with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, then die cut the panel with one of the large labels from the Colwell Label die set. Next I die cut the smaller coordinating label from the same set with a plain piece of scrap white card stock.

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I then stamped the sentiment "friends are FLOWERS that never fade" from the Greeting Basics stamp set in my Versafine Onyx Black ink onto the small label. 

Finally I adhered the stamped sentiment panel onto the larger inked panel with some liquid adhesive, then popped up the combined panels onto my cards base with some foam adhesive.  Lastly I assembled my card using liquid adhesive starting with the card front layer onto the black card stock piece, then finally onto the slim line card based.

I hope you've enjoyed today's slimline card share and found inspiration.

Thanking you for joining me. Until next time, happy crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Thankful for you
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe and well. Here in Denmark we have now re-opened pretty much everything, which is a bit worrying. I'm glad schools only have a few weeks left before summer break, although the weather is more autumn like than summer. With my card today I'm trying to rectify that and bring you summer vibes.

I started by ink blending Antique linen distress ink through the Romantic Blooms stencil.

I then colored in the areas of flower petals with light yellow, light and dark pink Arteza markers and blended them with a waterbrush. I did the same with the leaves using 2 dusty green markers.

When I was done with my watercoloring I wanted to frame the image. This is when I realized my card stock was larger than an A2 panel. But this actually worked out great with this frame set. I cut the frame and the Friend word from glitter cardstock.

I added sparkle with a spectrum noir sparkle pen.

I adhered the frame and friend word, and stamped a sentiment.

I hope this cheared you up! Thanks for stopping by. I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment. Happy crafting!


Tina Floral Signature copy




Long time, no see
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello everyone! Hope you are all well. Today I wanted to play with a few pun sentiments and a rainbow.


I die cut the giraffe 5 times from white cardstock, and cut 5 strips of patterned paper.


I adhered the strips to my A2 sized card base and colored the 5 giraffes with Copics in darker, coordinating colors.


From the same patterned paper I then cut 5 labels to fit my sentiements.


I used the same darkest marker to color the edge of the labels to make them stand out. For this label I even snipped the stamp in 2. I find it easier than to mask the stamp. That way I always end up with ink in wrong places. And I can easily place them together if I want to stamp them as intended later.


I then adhered the giraffes and popped up the labels. And then I thought it was kind of missing something, yet I didn't want to add more dimension or glitter. I know, weird right? Corona isolation must have gotten the better of me, LOL. Anyway, I added a fine black line all around the base, repeating 3 times. I also added a few "stars". I guess I had to have some "sparkle", after all.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great crafty day!

Tina Floral Signature copy





Challenge Reminder: Winged Things
by Nadine Carlier

Birthday Butterfly Card by Nadine Carlier PS

Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#68 Winged Things!.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty using wings. Plus, if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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The Poppystamps Butterfly Symphony die looks so pretty on the watercolor resist background I created.
Birthday Butterfly Card by Nadine Carlier 1
Birthday Butterfly Card by Nadine Carlier 2

For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!

Nadine Floral Signature copy




Pop Up May Flowers
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

We have all heard that April showers bring May flowers, and we have all had a very rainy April, haven't we? So let's celebrate the little things with a few tiny May flowers on this Pop Up easel card! Have you TRIED this yet?


When I first saw this unique Adriana Pop Up Easel Set, I was so excited, but intrigued too! How does it work? I love seeing all the beautiful projects our design team is putting together, and once you try one for yourself, you be amazed at how easy it is to be creative!


Everything you need is in this beautiful 6 piece die set to create pop up easel designs that are so easy to pair with your favorite Poppystamps products. I used the Peek-a-Boo Bunny popping out of the Grand Watering Can, decorated with a few extra Orchard Leaves and a few flowers from the Floral Cluster. What would you create?


Every flower needs a sparkling center too, and thanks to this collection of Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue from Memory Box Open Studio, you can make the sparkly magic happen!


I cut the background easel pieces in white, and added the Orchard Leaves in green, and Floral Clusters for pops of color. The Peek-a-Boo Bunny was cut in white, and the Grand Watering Can was colored with Distress Oxide inks sprinkled with water.


Slide the top of the card back to reveal the hidden message inside! The Colwell Label Set pairs perfectly with the shapes from the Easel Set to create the perfect surprise greeting. The HUGS was cut with the Poetic Uppercase Alphabet.


Beautiful May days are on their way for all of us, so keep crafting, keep sharing, and keep being creative!

Thanks so much for joining us today!





Easy Flip Flop Card by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  Today I'm excited to share a unique flip-flop card idea.  It's got a full front panel, and the front floral "flips" to reveal the sentiment when the card is pulled.  The video below shows this card in action.


The Oval Fold Frame die makes this type of card very simple to make.  Again, the video will show exact measurements and instructions, but it doesn't take long at all!  I used the inner oval nesting die that comes with the Oval Fold Frame to create the base for the front. The flowers came from the beautiful Adriana Oval Frame for a white-on-white floral background texture.

I used the label from the Adriana Pop Easel Set to create a vase for this card.  I die cut it out of watercolor paper, and then watercolored some grays to create a cement look.  The Floral Cluster pieces were also cut and watercolored, along with Garden Leaves and Berries for the greenery.  Distress Oxide inks were used to create a colorful background.

Flip Flop Sentiment

When the card is pulled, the floral vase "flips" to reveal the sentiment.  For this card, I used a sentiment from the fun Birthday Blowout clear stamp set.  


The back of the card has a little floral blossom that was left over, and I just love the patterned paper from Memory Box's Springtime Bouquet 6x6 paper pad.  I hope you give this a try - it is a really fun card to make!  Thank you for stopping by today!


Jennifer Floral Signature copy 2