159 posts categorized "Summer"

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.
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Jelly Good Birthday
by Meghan Kennihan

Hi Crafty Friends,
One of my FAVORITE whittle dies from Poppy Stamps is the Jellyfish. While jellyfish in real life can be scary these guys are just adorable especially in rainbow colors.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Have you seen a jellyfish in real life? Did you get stung?
A: Me? No and No

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I die cut the Whittle Jellyfish out of rainbow pastel colors and added bling to my Diamond Background by putting a Pastel Jewel in each diamond.

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Thankful Gracious Flower
by Rachel Duong


Hi it's Rachel back with another card using the amazing "Gracious Floral" image by Memory Box!  This time I used a cooler palette of blues and greens. I love the peaceful, calming feel of these colors.


To create this card, I dry embossed the floral image on white cardstock. I die cut it out and blended ink over the stencils. 


Next I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold. 

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Then I wrapped the image in 1 mm burlap string. I adhered the pieces to the  card base. Finally I splattered water-downed white acrylic paint over the card.


These are the supplies I used. 


Thank you for all you do! Please take a look at the incredible coordinating supplies for this image. Dies, stamps, 5 layering stencils and an embossing folder. Wow! Have a happy summer day. See you next month.

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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!







Gracious Floral...just because
by Rachel Duong

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Hi Friends! It's Rachel here to share a gorgeous floral card displaying all the sunny, warm tones of summer!  I used the Memory Box  "Gracious Floral" set of stencils, dies, and stamps.  It is amazing!


I began by dry embossing the image on white cardstock. I placed the stencils on the flower and blended distress ink over the petals and leaves. There are five stencils in the package! Next I die cut the image out. I stamped a few sentiments in Versamark ink on black cardstock, heat embossed in gold, and die cut the image.


As you can see, I chose the "just because" sentiment! Then to create the background I scribbled sharpie pens in green, yellow, orange and red over a sheet of heavy vellum. I dripped rubbing alcohol on the color and blended lightly with a paintbrush. After dry, I adhered it to a white card base. I glued the flower on the background. Finally, I glued the sentiment on the flower to finish the card.


These are the supplies I used. 


 The bright, fluid background paired with the soft colors of the flower creates a stunning contrast to the rich and bold sentiment. I just love how it turned out!


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to create very soon. I don't know about you, but I am so inspired by all that is warm, beautiful and lovely this summer. Take care and have a fantastic day!

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Miss You
by Lisa Elton

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It's amazing what you can do with a few die cuts and a little ink! Today's choices include the whimsical pairing of the Dandelion Stem and the Whittle Lizard.

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I used a light touch to add a little green to the dandelion stems and bit of creamy brown to their centers. These die cuts were glued to the medium Scalloped Stitched Frame. The center panel was inked with a soft blue for a sky effect, then adhered to a white card base.

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Foam tape was added to the frame before going on the card to give this element a little lift. This small step can add just the right amount of interest to your designs!

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My die cut sentiment got the same light inking treatment. I opted for a vellum backing on it. This let it blend well with the airiness of my card design.

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Check out her little toes... they match the ends of the dandelion flowers! So cute!

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