158 posts categorized "Tags"

Reindeer Gift Tags
by Meghan Kennihan

Final (3)Hi Crafty Friends,
I am on the blog today with a reminder to join Poppy Stamps Challenge for December: Gift it! I made two masculine tags using Poppy Stamps reindeer. For the first one, I used the Whittle Reindeer die and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Oxides. I mounted it on the the Brilliant Rings Circle Dies and added a glittery gold ribbon and mat.

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Final_2 (3)For my second tag, I used the Pondering Layered Deer die and the Joy Freestyle Script die. I just love the elegance of the font. I distressed the edges of the deer with Walnut Stain just like I did with the first tag and used gold again to make it sparkle.

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Final_5 (3)What would a challenge be without an awesome prize? If you link up to our challenge and show of our Poppystamps products you can win a $20 gift card (chosen at random). You have until December 28th 12am EST to enter and we will announce the winners and NEW challenge on January 1st. I can't wait to see what you make!!!!

Meghan Floral Signature




Halloween Tags
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I love this time of year!  It marks the beginning of fall.. and the start of all the fall and winter holidays!  Halloween is my favorite!  It seemed like the best night of the year when I was a kid because I could dress up, go out after dark and did I mention CANDY? I have a handful of "Special" ghouls that will get a treat bag that always get a little extra dressing. 

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My tag trio each start out the same.. I inked a panel of white cardstock with Distress Oxide in candy corn colors with a touch of purple for a night sky.  I splattered them with water and some Ph. Martins Bleedproof White to add a little dimension.  Each panel is cut with an oval die and then topped with the Poppystamps Twisted Tree Oval.

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Next just add your favorite Poppystamps dies to create scenes.   A simple die cut circle becomes a bright full moon above a scary haunted house from the Twisted Houses set.  Whittle Creatures and the Whittle Pumpkin Witch are also perfectly sized for these scene tags.  

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I'm reminding you to join our monthly challenge that starts on the first of every month.  The theme this time is ABC - that means Anything BUT a Card.  It can be for any occasion - maybe you've got some holiday baking in the coming months.  A pretty tag makes your treats even sweeter.  And.. don't forget that linking your design to our challenge automatically enters you in our monthly giveaway - a $20 gift card to Poppystamps!   I sure hope you find some time to play! 

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PSC#97 - ABC - Anything But A Card

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge #96 Anything Goes is Birgit Norton!


The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Linda W. 

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just 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!


PSC#97 - ABC Anything BUT a Card  It seems like once fall announces it's arrival it's all about the holidays.  Better get a jump on all of your gift giving, whether it's a bitty bag of Halloween treats, or some home baked pumpkin bread -  the little details make even the simplest gifts more heart felt .  This month we're looking for Anything but a Card.  We'd love to see how you make things extra special with home made tags and treat bags, garlands of die cut images, and other paper crafts.   How about a page layout of your favorite holiday memory.  The challenge is not limited to Holiday - you can choose ANY occasion or event. It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our October Guest Zoe Collins!   Zoe  is talented card maker with a whimsical style. In just a few short years, Zoe has captivated the Card Making community with her distinct artistic style. You can find Zoe on Instagram at @snail_mail_4_zoe


Zoe Collins

Instagram: @snail_mail_4_zoe

Hello! My name is Zoe, and I am from California. I enjoy card making, mixed media, and sending happy mail. I’ve been creative my whole life and found card making and mixed media in 2018 when I was searching for ways to jazz up my happy mail. I have fallen in love with card making. When I am not in my craft room you will find me swimming or cooking. At work, I advocate for those who have developmental disabilities.

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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 October 30 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on November 1!!    

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


A Spooky Trick-or-Treat Tag
by Janet Katz

Trick or treat tag


Here's a reminder to enter our September Challenge of Anything Goes. As long as your entry includes a Poppystamps die or stamp, you can enter anything you like including a tag, scrapbook page, card or something else to have a chance at winning this month's gift card to our store.
While the temperatures are just barely inching down where I live (Texas), I'm in full-on fall and Halloween mode with my crafting. Poppystamps latest release is ideal for cards, scrapbook pages, and treat bags too. I started my little ghostly tag using some colored kraft cardstock. I cut it into a tag shape that is about 3" x 6". Next, I found the ideal fall plaid paper in my Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I had a special blade on my paper trimmer so I cut one piece with a scalloped edge and adhered that to the top of the tag. I sanded the green tag with a sanding block to reveal the kraft cardstock below the color to give it a more distressed look.
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I used Poppystamps' newest Halloween Assemblage die set to cut the ghost from heavy white cardstock and the spiderweb from a sheet of black glitter paper from the Memory Box Festive Glitter Pad. I put a small piece of green cardstock behind the ghost to give it green eyes. I also used a very pale grey alcohol ink marker down the right side of the ghost to give it a little depth. I used the cauldron from the Poppystamps' Whittle Witch die set cut from orange glitter paper in the same glitter pad. I trimmed off the feet and the handles to make it look like a trick-or-treat bucket. I adhered the spider web to a kraft-colored doily I got from the party section of my local hobby store. Then I used foam adhesive to adhere the ghost and the bucket. I adhered all this to the tag. I added some old alphabet letters to the bottom of the tag to spell out "trick or treat."
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At the top, I punched out a reinforcer from my black glitter cardstock. I used Poppystamps' Fanciful Fall Leaves die set (a new favorite of mine) to cut two leaves from brown and a deep rust cardstock. Then I cut acorns from the same orange glitter cardstock. I clustered these items along with three Autumn Fairy Crystals and glued them to the top left of the tag and added a piece of hemp twine to finish it off.
I hope you're taking some time for some autumn or almost-autumn crafting today. You deserve it.

Janet Floral Signature copy


Easter Bunny Basket tags
by Nancy Penir


Hello, Peeps! Are you enjoying spring break? With all the kiddies home, and Easter a few days away, I made some Easter basket tags I hope you'll enjoy. 


These are large, and assemble rather quickly with the pieces die cut and ready to go.


I began by die cutting Whittle Cutie Rabbit in several of the plaid papers. These would be doubled with coordinating solid colors.


Rather than a tag die, I used the Basic Ovals to create my own die. That way it accommodated the elements in my design. Also

the grass was extended and shaped on the bottom like the shape of an egg.

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It really stands out on the basket handle. My eggs are from my home grown chickens that lay Easter eggs! Blues and greens, browns and whites. They all taste the same, just the shells are different, and such a treat to gather each morning!


All my supplies are listed below, and the links take you to the shop. With lots of pieces already die cut, the tags go quickly. One note: The floral piece on the bottom right was first cut from white cardstock, then the 2 purples and green. The colored pieces were then cut and added to the base white. 

Hope you were inspired to create some tags for your Easter baskets. Have a wonderful, happy, Blessed Easter!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Challenge Reminder: PSC#87 HAPPY HOLLY DAYS!!!
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends! 

There is still time to participate in this month's challenge. Our theme this month is Happy Holly Days. For my inspiration project, I have created some snowman tags that go perfect for you Holly Day gifting! 

To participate in the challenge - just create a project following the theme, using 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.  


The tags I created for my inspirationproject are simple, quick and easy to make. My go to style for mass producing. To get started, grab the Thank You Stitched Tag, the Whittle Friendly Snowman die and the Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6x6 paper pad as your supplies. 


Next, die cut your tag base using the Thank you Stitched Tag Die from a sheet of 6x6 patterned paper.  You can get 3 tags from one sheet. If you have the Happy Birthday Stitched Tag die you can use that die as well to make your die cutting go twice as fast. 


Now die cut the layered snowman from white, black, orange and red cardstock scraps from your stash. Then assemble to snowman with some liquid adhesive. You can also die cut everything from white cardstock and color the hat, noses and scraf with markers. 


Lastly, adhere the assembled snowman to your tag with some foam adhesive. Add either ribbon or twine to attached your tags to your Holly Day packaging. 

Now its your turn to show us your creativity. We'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media. It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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 December 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on January 1 in the new year!!    

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

Candice Floral Signature copy