243 posts categorized "Spring"

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!


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Wishing You Brighter Days
by Candice Crawford

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Hello crafty friends, Candice here, sharing with you another design team project showcasing products from our Spring release.                                    Today's card is bright and cheerful with a playful Spring theme full of colorful umbrellas. 

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To make this card, you will need the new Raining Frame Die set, along with the Whittle Cloud Border die and the Birch Press Designs Blooming Spring stamp set. You will also need card stock scraps in the colors blue, yellow, orange, green, light pink, white and fuchsia. 

Begin by die cutting the cloud borders from a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of white card stock. 

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Next take your yellow, orange, green, light pink and fuchsia card stock and die cut the umbrella from the Raining Frame Die set with each color. No need to use your larger pieces of colored card stock; small scraps will work the best for to die cutting the tiny umbrellas.

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Next, die cut the raining background from a piece of a piece of blue card stock. The Raining Frame die creates the perfect 4.0 x 5.25 inch background layer for the card. Assemble the card by first adhering the Raining background layer to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch white card base using adhesive of choice. I prefer liquid adhesive.

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Next add your stitched cloud borders to both the top and bottom of the raining background layer. Then paper piece the light pink umbrella directly into the umbrella opening of the raining background layer with some liquid adhesive.

Now add the remaining umbrellas to the card with 3M foam tape arranging them in a staggering design around the light pink umbrella. April 30th Post 3.3
Finish the card by stamping the sentiment "wishing you brighter days" in VersaFine Black Onyx ink using a combination of sentiments from the Birch Press Blooming Spring stamp set.

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Today's card is full of color and dimension and came together rather quickly. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and will try this design out for yourself.

Thank you for joining me today. Until next time...stay safe and happy crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy










Spring wreath
by Tina Wilstrup


Hey Poppy fans! Today I'm sharing a pink, girly card using Memory Box Cherry Blossom Wreath.

I stamped with a watermark ink on watercolor paper, covered in white embossing powder and heat embossed it. I then taped it down, spritzed with water and added color with a color burst powder. I kept adding water and powder until I was happy with it. I tried to keep part of it very light, but for me the real magic of these powders are the darker spots, barely dissolved by water. Because that's where you get that magical, gorgeous shimmer. By the way, you'll notice I didn't stamp the whole wreath. That's because it's too big to fit onto an A2 sized card.Watermark1.587838364837E12

I did go in with my heat tool on low setting, because I have no patience. And once it was completely dry i spritzed a tiny bit of water onto a paper towel and wiped it over the panel to clean the embossed areas.

I cut out the large wreath and adhered it to my base. I used a stamp from that same set for the center of the wreath. I added a strip of lilac glitter cardstock to the bottom of the card. Next I cut the Wishes shade from a rose pink cardstock to back the Wishes word cut from pink glitter cardstock. 

That's it from me today, guys! I hope this current situation will soon get better so we can enjoy all the beautiful sights and colors of spring. Stay safe!

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Springtime Greetings using Rinea foil
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello everyone! These are troubled times, but I hope you're finding time to enjoy the little things. Like spring, warmer weather, flowers blooming and the abundance of colors in them.

This month Poppystamps is teaming up with Rinea to show you how great our products work together. Rinea makes beautiful foil for all your craft projects. The foil is really unique because the foil is on BOTH sides of the card stock base. This means that you'll find a different color or textured pattern on either side of the foil sheet. Additionally this gives it the ability to hold it's shape making it perfect for dimensional flowers.

By now you must know that I'm more of a "go all in"-type rather than cas, so I used dies from the spring release to cut lots of foil in lots of gorgoeus spring colors.

The base for the Butterfly symphony and barrow-part are white cardstock. Everything else is foil. I used a smooth gold foil to back the base.

I gave the wheelbarrow a quick coloring with Copics. Of course I stamped the sentiment first, so I had to be careful since I hadn't used a Copic-safe ink. Again I used smooth foil for the wheel and flower clusters. I actually cut the blue one in half because I wanted it spread out more and also to give room for the butterflies. Since I placed the blue ones at the back it doesn't show at all.

The flowers (as well as hedgehogs and butterflies), however, I cut from textured foil just to spice things up.

After adhering the wheelbarrow to the base I added the extra flowers and 2 hedgehogs. See how Mrs. hog has a flower behind her ear while Mr. hog is fetching her a butterfly?

You'll notice the hedgehogs are mirrored and I simply just used one front and one back, since the textured foils are textured on both sides. 

Just look at how well these foils hold themselves up. Love that!

I was so happy to work with these foils, and I do hope you'll give them a try. You'll love the smooth and textured foils and all the beautiful colors they come in.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you'll leave me a reply. I love reading them. Stay safe!

Tina Floral Signature copy




April Challenge Reminder
by Dana Kirby


Good Morning Friends! It is Dana here today reminding you about our April Challenge, Puddle Jumping. 

Want to play along? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme (Puddle Jumping), 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!


For my card today, I started my creating my card panel. I ink blended my background with Distress Oxide Ink in Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass. I then used the Whittle Cloud Border Dies and die cut my clouds from white cardstock. I stamped my sentiment from the Blooming Spring Stamp Set onto my bottom cloud border. Next, I attached my clouds to my ink blended background to finish my card panel.


Next, I did all of my die cutting. I die cut the Whittle Gator from Bristol smooth cardstock and ink blended it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink. I then used the Raining Frame to die cut my umbrella from a piece of Shimmering Cardstock. I am in love with this cardstock, it adds the perfect amount of sparkle without all of the mess of glitter. 


To finish my card, I hooked my umbrella onto my gator's tail and attached them to my card panel with foam adhesive. The little gator attached to my sparkly umbrella just makes me smile!


Thanks for joining me today! I hope you get a chance to play along with this month's Challenge, Puddle Jumping! 


Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on April 30 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on May 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

Dana Floral Signature copy





Thank You Card
by Nadine Carlier

Thank You Card by Nadine Carlier

Hello! Nadine here today sharing a simple thank you card that I made.  I used the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die to cut several frames out of the Rinea Blush Foiled Paper. I used the Garden Poppy Stitched Frame.

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For the sentiment, I used the Scribble Thank You die also using the Rinea Blush Foiled Paper.

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!


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