137 posts categorized "Summer"

Leave a Little Sparkle


Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a sparkling, shiny card featuring a flamboyance of flamingoes! When I saw that darling sentiment from the Whittle Everyday clear stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for the little Whittle Flamingoes! They are just so pretty, wading through the water, leaving a trail of glitter and sparkle wherever they go! Take a look!



I used shiny glitter paper to create this slimline card, using the Leafy Vines Slim Plate, and adding a few flamingoes and glittery trees to create a vibrant Florida scene.


I cut all of my flamingoes, palm trees, and waves out of glitter paper, then assembled it all together.


I adhered my glittery waves first, and then took a look at my leafy vines. I decided to trim some of them down just a little bit to make the flamingoes and trees stand out a little more.


I added the flamingoes and trees, and the stamped sentiment, embellished with a few sparkly Fairy Jewels from Memory Box Open Studio. Just like the sentiment reads, you have got to spread that sparkle wherever you go!


This sparkly slimline will brighten anyone's day! It has FLAMINGOES! 

Thank you so much for joining us today!









August Challenge Anything Goes
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

The Dog Days of Summer are here, and pups of all sizes couldn't be happier! From melting popsicles on the ground to sprinklers in the grass, every dog has its day on a dog day afternoon! Let's celebrate our four-legged friends with a bright and sunny card for our Poppystamps August Challenge, Anything Goes! Are you playing along?


Our challenges are easy to enter. All you have to do is create a card or project that features at least one Poppystamps product, link it up on our Challenge page, and you might be randomly selected for some sweet summer prizes!


This cheery card was so much fun to make! I started with a bright blue card base background, and cut the Whittle Sunshine, Whittle Dog, Whittle Popsicle, and Whittle Clouds. Then I cut the phrase DOG DAYS in rainbow colors and again in white to create a little bright contrast. The Marzipan Alphabet is my new favorite, making fun casual letters for any occasion.


Once all the pieces were cut, I stamped the phrase IT'S ALL GOOD from the Clear Stamp Set, Marzipan Greetings. I centered it onto a cut from Word Balloons, and captured this doggie's thoughts at his new found treasure!


I took a foam pop circle, cut it in half, and placed them both on my Word Balloon cut. I also used a tiny end from the red Whittle Cloud I cut and added it to the end of the Whittle Popsicle, to make it look like it had begun to melt. 


Then I assembled it all together for a bright and breezy summer card, perfect for your pooch-loving pals!

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you'll create for this month's challenge, Anything Goes! Poppystamps has so much to choose from too, from our Whittles collection to our newest art deco borders and frames. What inspires you?


Thank you so much for joining us today!




You're Fintastic
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends, Candice here back on the blog to share another card using the new 3D wave embossing folder from Memory box and the new Whittles dies from Poppystamps. I am loving this embossing folder from Memory Box as it is perfect for making summer water themed cards. 


The supplies to make today's card include the Whittle dolphin die, the Whittle Sealife Sentiments stamp set from Poppystamps  and the Wave 3D embossing folder from Memory.


Today's card uses the same technique of ink blending Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled glass, Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire for the background as I did on yesterday's car. Then embossing the paper with the 3D embossing folder and sanding off the raised edges to create definition on the wave pattern. 



To create the "killer whale" image I die cut the whittle dolphin once from black cardstock then again from white cardstock. trimmed off the bottom portion of the black dolphin and adhered it to the white dolphin die cut with some liquid adhesive. I then used my white jelly pen to give the eyes the white detail. 


I then stamped the sentiment, "You're Fintastic" in Versafine black onyx ink. Then added some water splash detail with a fine tip sharpie marker. Lastly for an added touch on the card I added a strip of silver cardstock at the top of the card for some more dimension and detail. 

I hope you've liked today's cardshare and found inspiration. Until next time....happy crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Your Moment in the Sun, a beautiful Tag!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Summer is here and it is worth making a tag that takes us on vacation to the sea!!!!!


It is a bit difficult to take photos with papers that are so shiny, a very beautiful shine!!!! I love happy Octopus!!!! I tried to draw him happy eyes!!!!


The sun gives it the summery touch!!!!


Now I used my sewing machine!


Aw!!!! Do you like it?


Kisses and Happy Crafting!

0 Patty Floral Signature copy




Hello Summer
by Nancy Penir


Summer's in full swing, and Poppystamps has some new alphabet dies that will help you make bright and happy summer cards!


I love creating a background from alphabet dies, and the new Marzipan Alphabet is bold and easy to cover the front of an A2 size card, or any size, for that matter.


I put the letters on a piece of washi tape, and cut them out 5 times. (Don't forget the extra M!)


There's a few ways to adhere your letters to the card, I chose to glue each one, which gives me time to eye how they're lining up.


Hello is from another of the new alphabet dies in the store, and has a die for the back of the word, 'Hello'.

I used vellum to back my word, and partially inked the back in aqua, kind of an ombre look.


This card's going to a grandson. I added the Whittle sea creatures because he loves anything sea related! I think the card would look cute with ice cream or popsicle dies too!

Hope your summer's full of sunshine, and of course, happy crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Hogs and Kisses
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Have you got into this awesome Barn Craze yet? We are celebrating Summer with the brand new Country Barn Pop-Up Easel Set! I grew up in Wisconsin, the land of LOTS of barns, and cows too! I made my barn in the famous traditional red and white colors popular in my part of the country. Instead of a cow, I added this adorable pink pig, sending someone special HOGS and KISSES!


Cutting out the red barn and white trimmings was the easy part. I mounted the barn on a grassy green base, and then I added the Wavy Long Picket Fence. I wanted the fence to stand up in front of the barn when it was opened, so I carefully bent each little picket at the bottom crossbar. I adhered the bottom of the fence onto the bottom of the card base, then added the cute little pig in front of the fence.


I added the Whittle Sunshine and a Whittle Chicken to the front of the barn. Adorable, right?


I stamped the sentiment HOGS and KISSES from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments clear stamp set onto the Colwell Label, and adhered it to the card base along with a few tiny chicken eggs too. Now we've got the barnyard stirring!



This Country Barn Pop-Up Easel Set turned out great, and that pop=up little fence gives this card a fun new dimension! How will you be inspired today? Show us your sweet Country Barn creations!


Thanks so much for joining us today!