250 posts categorized "Spring"

Spring Into Spring
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Thanks so much for dropping by our Poppystamps blog today! The snow is finally moving out and sunny spring days are moving in. Let's celebrate with a bright spring card. Take a look!


To create this happy hummingbird scene, I started with the Wavy Long Picket Fence and the Hill and Valley Grass Border, and aligned them to look like a grassy back yard. Then I added a piece of blue card stock behind the fence.


Once everything was in place, I then cut out my frame in a deeper blue, and framed it exactly where I wanted it to create the scene. Sometimes, you want to see more grass in front, and other times, more sky above. Since I knew my focus would be on the hummingbirds, I raised the frame higher up on the grass.


To make the Little Hummingbirds, I dripped alcohol ink on YUPO paper in shades of green to create this pretty jeweled look, then cut out the hummingbirds. I love the way the colors swirl.


I added the hummingbirds, and a few bright daisies from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. These dimensional daisies really make my card pop. For the finishing touch, I added a few brand new Memory Box Open Studio Fairy Jewels. You are going to LOVE these!


Thanks so much for joining us today!






Wishes and Washi by Nancy Penir


Well hello and welcome. Nancy here, and I'm sharing a card made with Poppystamps' Diamond Sentiments stamp and die set.

I have the shop link below, and I think you'll find plenty of sentiments included in the set to fit many occasions. Here's an easy way to use the set. 


Memory Box's Open Studio has several extra wide Washi tapes that are perfect for creating quick and easy backgrounds. This luscious floral instantly and easily covers a card base. I added a layer of yellow vellum (Hobby Lobby), allowing my die cut to take center stage on the card.


The stamp is a large one, nearly covering an A2 sized panel. I decided to give it bling, and gold embossed the image, before cutting it out.


Next, to color and add the sentiment. So many sentiments included with this set! This card could be for a birthday, or wedding, etc. The leaves are colored with Arteza Ink pens. I haven't used them in a while, and I'm very happy with the bright and bold colors they produce! Add a sentiment (dark green embossed), pop up the die cut, and add a few gems, and done!


Have you tried the wide washi tapes? So versatile, I used one for the lining of my handmade envelope. Makes a greeting extra special to have a matching envelope.


I make many of my own envelopes, using paper rather than cardstock, and lining with the wide washi.

Hope you'll try using washi for your next projects. Be sure to check all the new products in the Poppystamps and Memory Box

(Open Studio) stores!

Have a wonderful weekend, hope it's extra crafty!

Nancy Floral Signature copy







Basket of Fun
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

We are so glad you have decided to hop on over to our Poppystamps blog today! Have you SEEN this adorable new Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set, new from Poppystamps?! Of course you have, because it creates the most wonderful Easter card, and all of the designers are putting together colorful baskets and bunnies just in time for Easter. Today I am sharing one more. Take a look!


There are so many ways you can create sweet little Easter scenes with just a few dies. I hope you've been following for a while and have had a chance to see just how much versatility is in the Pop Up Easel Sets, and all the amazing ideas our design team has been presenting. Today I created a colorful and cheery basket just using the die cuts cut from bright card stock.


I cut out all the pieces of the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set, the Spring Bunnies, and the Farm Fresh Eggs, and assembled them onto the brilliantly designed base of the Woven basket Pop Up Easel card. All the hard work and measuring and sizing has already been done for you. Just cut out the images and adhere in place!


I cut out a few daisies from the fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set, and added them to my basket handle. Then I used a few sparkly drops of Open Studio Fairy Sugar in Strawberry Ice for the sparkly eye of the flowers.


I love how you can take the finished card and fold it flat to write a message on the inside, then put it inside an envelope. The card recipient can then open it up like an easel and display it among the jelly beans and the paper grass! Adorable!


Thank you so much for dropping by today!







Hedgehog Hello
by Tiffany Pryce


Happy Monday, friends! Spring is finally here so I wanted to use our changing season as inspiration for this easy critter card. Aren't the Whittle critters adorable?!

To start, I die cut the second to largest Floral Bloom die from the top-center of my card front. I trimmed the card front down to 5.5 x 4 inches. I like using non-traditional shapes for die cut windows, especially if it coordinates with the theme of the card. Next, I die cut all my card pieces - the grass and leaves from the Woven Basket Pop Up die, the Whittle Clouds, the flowers from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up die, and the Whittle Papa Hedgehog. Poppystamps products coordinate well together so mixing and matching is easy to do.


On each of my die cut pieces, I added texture, depth, and detail with a variety of Copic markers and a white gel pen. I also added crystal glaze to the center of each flower for extra shine. Adding these little details brings die cuts to life and adds a unique touch to your handmade cards.


After coloring the die cut pieces, I created my card base. On an A2-sized, side folding notecard of heavyweight white cardstock, I adhered a piece of pattern paper from the Cottage Stripes and Dots paper pad. I thought the blue stripes mimicked a bright, clear sky. I arranged and adhered all of my die cut pieces with liquid glue and added extra dimension by backing the card front with foam tape and stacking three hedgehogs together.


Finally, I die cut the Hello Folksy Script die four times from heavyweight, white cardstock and once from light pink cardstock. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and added some liquid shimmer on top. Thanks so much for visiting!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy



Shake It Up Challenge with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

We are so glad that you have dropped by the Poppystamps blog today! I am thrilled to be sharing my colorful Bright Bunny Shaker for our Poppystamps March Challenge, Shake It Up! Take a look!



I loved using dies from our newest release, and even some brand new Memory Box papers too, in order to create a cheerful shaker card filled with sparkly sequins. Cutting out a window from the Double Diamond Lattice Plate made a great shaker window too.



I started out by selecting a spring paper pattern from the Memory Box Cottage Meadow Paper Pack PP1003, and trimming it to fit underneath the Double Diamond Lattice Plate, cut in white.


Before I adhered the two sheets together, I took a pair of sharp scissors and cut out the intersecting grid lines from the Double Diamond Lattice Plate. This made the perfect shaker window.


I then cut out a collection of colorful daisies, ferns, leaves, and a butterfly from the Fern and Daisy Pop-Up Easel Set, and added the bunnies from Spring Bunnies.

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I filled the shaker window with shiny sequins in aqua, teal, green, and purple, pretty spring colors. Then I chose this lovely butterfly print pattern from the Memory Box Springtime Bouquet PP1006, and then sandwiched it all together. Now we've got a shaker!


Now it’s your turn to play along with our challenge. 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!



Thanks so much for joining us today!







Woven Easter Basket
by Jeanne Jachna


I'm excited for a change of seasons.  I'm starting to see greenery from bulbs that have laid dormant through the winter and can't wait to see the beautiful blooms that they'll bring. Until then I'm going to make my own flower garden with  die cut colorful cardstock.


I'm loving the two new easel dies in the latest Poppystamps release.  Fancy fold cards have always cofounded me.  These dies take out all the guess work and make a fussy looking card easy.   The easel sets die cut the card base, the card cover, and die cuts to embellish the front of the card. 


I cut the basket die from kraft card stock and then inserted the paper die cut back into the metal die.   I used a cosmetic brush and distress ink to bring out the woven detail on the basket.   


This card serves as a Spring or Easter greeting  AND propped up it doubles as a decoration to have on display to keep the recipient smiling!  


I added some flowers, a butterfly and some foliage from the Fern and Daisy Easel Pop Up set.  I love that these easel sets include lots of dies to embellish.  They can be used with or without the other dies in the set.  That adds versatility and more reasons to reach for these multi die easel sets.  


I tucked some colorful Farm Fresh Eggs and a cute Spring Bunny inside the basket.  Little details help bring your scenes to life! 


I hope you'll give Poppystamps Easel dies a try. They really come together easily and seriously.. if I can do a folded card you can too!  I'm so excited about how easy this came together and expect I'll make loads more to send to family and friends. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

This card fits in an A2 size envelope