169 posts categorized "Thank You Card"

Geranium Gatefold & Challenge Reminder
by Birgit Norton


Good morning Poppystamps friends!  Birgit here with you today sharing a card to remind you of the current challenge that's going on right now, themed "Bloom Where You're Planted".

I enjoyed bringing out some older dies that are still available in the store, hoping to inspire you to pull out those older supplies and use them.  

For my card, I brought out Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set and Picket Tall Curve Borders. 

I cut the flowers out of Blush 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and the leaves out of Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock.  I added colored details and depth using copic markers.   I added sugared glitter to the outside edge of the flower petals and added Fairy Jewels to the centers of each of the flowers.


On each of the gatefold flaps, I added a piece of cardstock from the Greenery 6x6 Solid Core cardstock and cut the Picket Tall Curve Borders out of the same color, adding them to both flaps.  This gives the look of a garden trellis in the background.  I added a white cardstock oval, gluing it to the left flap and adhered the geraniums, covering the oval.  


I so enjoyed bringing out the tried and true dies that never go out of style for this challenge.  These geraniums are gorgeous in any color and they're so easy to assemble.   I hope I've inspired you today with this lovely geranium card.

Want to play along? 


The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up HERE at the Challenge blog. 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. 

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A Flower Shoppe Thank You!
by Rachel Duong


Hi everyone! It's Rachel here to share a thank you card I made. I used the Poppystamps "Corner Shoppe Flower Pot Shelves" and "Flower and Leaf Sprinkles" die sets. I had the best time watercoloring these awesome plants and pots.


I die cut the shelves, plants and pots out of watercolor paper. Using distress inks in shades of green, teal, browns, reds and yellow, I loosely painted the pieces allowing colors to run into one another. What a delight!




Next I die cut the larget circle from the "Simple Rings" die in a nice peach cardstock Memory Box "Sunny Orange" cardstock pad. I die cut it again in a heavy vellum for the outline it automatically cuts with the circle. I die cut the "Snowglove Bases" set in kraft and I decided to used the smaller base. I blended brown distress ink over the base. 


Then I picked out a soft plaid paper for the background. It is so pretty and the dark lines are purple. I adhered the patterned paper to a white card base leaving a thin white border. I adhered the globe over the plaid paper.


I spent quite a bit of time arranging the plants and pots on the shelves. I moved the pots around and a tip is to take pictures of the final arrangement to look at for reference. It comes in handy when gluing the pieces down.

Then I glued the foil tab on the base and added coordinating purple Fairy Jewels.  Finally I wrapped burlap twind at the fold of the card. That's it and so many sentiments can go on this card!



This card was such a joy to create. I love gardening so working with paper plants just makes me happy! Yay! Please take a look at Poppystamps latest release. The dies are amazing and the pieces work together perfectly. 

Have a great day and see you very soon!


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Spectacular Butterflies
by Tricia Barber

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I have an obsession of blue butterflies! Around my home, I typically only see the Tiger Swallowtail which is yellow, but we have a nature center that has a butterfly house and they have some of the most gorgeous blue butterflies. I gravitate to the blue color combinations, likely because they are some of my favorite colors.   I created this set of cards, one a birthday and one a thank you using the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die.   I die cut the butterfly several times from blue and aqua cardstock and created 4 butterflies, using two of them today and saving two for later!  


I used the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Circle Collage to die cut the main card panel.  I layered some blue vellum behind the card panel and mounted onto an A2 card base.   The sentiments were hot foiled gold using the Poppystamps Foil & Cut Modest Greetings 1 die set.  This set comes with the hot foil sentiment stamp and die to trim the sentiments.  This set will hot foil all 8 greetings at once.    I finished off the card using gold jewels from the Fairy Jewels.   


The butterflies were layered together with liquid adhesive and then popped up with foam tape to the center of the card.  Swallowtail butterflies have the distinctive tails on the end.  So this is definitely a swallowtail butterfly!  There are many ways that you could use this die - instead of using colored cardstock, try with white and color with your favorite coloring medium.  I love the details in all the layers and the beautiful tail on the end.  I think the butterfly on the happy birthday card is my favorite with the dark to light color layers!  What would be your go to color combinations for this die?   

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Holiday Thanks!by Tricia Barber


With the holidays, it's nice to have on hand holiday cards to give gift cards. I have my holiday message on the front of the card using the Seed Snowflake Joy die and then inside I created a gift card holder with the Thank You Stitched Tag die. I started with a plain white A2 panel.  I die cut the panel with the Seed Snowflake Joy Die.  I then used a smaller panel of thinner cardstock or computer paper and marked where the JOY showed through. I then layered strips of brightly colored cardstock across the smaller panel.  This panel was then layered underneath the white die cut panel.   I added a red jewel to the center of the snowflake using the Bright Jewels for a little sparkle.  


On the inside of the panel, I repeated the cardstock strip pattern onto the Thank You Stitched Tag die and die cut the panel with the tag.  I added some holly leaves from the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel Set.  I die cut the Thank You sentiment from gold cardstock using the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  I added adhesive to three sides of the tag and left the top open to hold the gift card.  I used tape runner adhesive versus foam adhesive for the tag to minimize the bulk of the inside panel.  


So simple and easy to create multiples!  Perfect for teacher, postal worker  or delivery drivers or anyone that you need to share a holiday thank you!  Beautifully decorated inside and out!   Happy Holidays! 

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Neighborhood Home
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

All of here at Poppystamps would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! So many of us travel during the holidays that I thought this brand new Neighborhood Home Pop-Up Easel Set would be the perfect die set to feature today. The beautiful and intricate details in all of these teeny tiny dies create a stunning home adorned in fresh fall  colors. Take a look!


I began with a crisp white base and cut the scored card base pieces and assembled the easel card. If you already love creating with Poppystamps Pop-Up Easel sets, you'll love the ease of this pretty neighborhood home.


I cut the back house panel in a very light gray, to show off the bright pops of colors in a vivid Autumn palette. The details you can create are amazing! You can cut tiny windows and frames, curtains, window boxes, and mix and match elements. I went with golden yellow curtains in all the square windows, and brown window boxes underneath. I originally planned on lille fall flowers in the window boxes, but I really loved the look of the pretty curtains and empty boxes, as if the boxes had already been put to bed for the summer.


Once all of the window panels, curtains, and window boxes were in place, I added the Soaring Tree Frame in brown along the side. I cut a handful of autumn leaves out of the Leafy Branch Oval. When the card is complete, the shape of the card allows it to stand freely, making a charming 3D fall home.


Thank you all so much for joining us today, as we are grateful for all of you in our Poppystamps family.








Bold Thanks
by Tricia Barber


Hello all!  Tricia here with you today to share some old school techniques for the current Poppystamps Challenge.  I have two for you today: ink smooshing and using your dies to create backgrounds. It is so much fun to get out your inks and ink smooshing up a bunch of backgrounds.  I generally use three colors for an A2 panel and you want to use colors that are close to each other on the color wheel, otherwise you will have muddy brown!   I think dye inks give the best results and use a surface that will allow you to ink directly on like a glass mat.   I start by watering down an A2 watercolor panel.   Using three different areas on your surface, stamp the ink pad directly down and then add some water.   The ink and water will bead up and then you can start to pounce your cardstock thru the three inks.  I use my heat tool to dry in between pouncing.  This gives a great layering of the various colors on the panel. For my card today, I used Distress Inks in Lumberjack Plaid, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.  Once satisfied with the color of the panel, then I used my heat tool to fully dry the panel. I die cut my panel with the Luscious Script Thanks and die cut the shadow from black cardstock.  I used liquid glue to adhere to each other.  



To make my background, I have used another old school technique, using die cuts!   I love finding creative ways to use my dies.  I die cut from white cardstock using the smallest and the middle die from Brilliant Rings to create my background.  With the smaller die, I die the center out of each of the middle die cut circles.  I then layered onto the card base with liquid adhesive.  




I stamped a sentiment from Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit and added some Fairy Drops to finish it off!   What are some of your favorite Old School techniques?  Share your card with us and link up your design on the Poppystamps post here.  A winner will be chosen at random of the Old School PSC#108 challenge, see the challenge post for more details.   You have until 12 am US EST on September 28 to play along!

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