27 posts categorized "Thinking of You"

Vintage Spring Mini Junk Journal Card
by Rachel Duong


Hi there, it's Rachel. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see the latest Poppystamps release and the "Basic Junk Journal Set" --so many ideas swirled in my mind! A junk journal is definitely a must, for now I created a unique "thank you" card with a delightful vintage vibe.


Before we get started, these are the fantastic Poppystamps dies and embellishments I used to create this card.

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I began by collecting scraps of cream and off-white card stock. To create the cover, I die cut the file-shaped die. Next I blended distress and oxide inks in teals, pinks and browns. I misted the inks with a light spray of water. Then I stamped "You Make the World Bettter" sentiment from the "Say It Big" set. What a great sentiment! I misted it again and then added lots of fun Poppystamps embellishments, a torn strip on the left, embroidery thread and a Fairy Jewel. 

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The mini envelope and fan shaped shell are cut using the "Basic Junk Journal Set".  The heart is from the "Heart Jumble" die, sprinkled with silver foil from a hot foil scrap. The butterfly and teardrop embellishments are from the "Teardrop Butterflies".

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When you open the card, there is a pocket. I cut a card die from the set and it fits perfectly in the pocket. Perhaps the best part is that most gift cards do too! Also, the pocket can be folded to be used on either side of the file. 

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To decorate the card,  I tore the surface creating a tattered, old appearance.  I ink blended same colors over it to accentuate the torn areas. 


The sentiment "Thanks for being kind" is from the Poppystamps "Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate"...another great sentiment. The foil adds a special touch to go with the silver hearts throughout the project.


Behind the card, I added subtle interest with ink splatters, running a brush lightly down the surface. 


More pieces on the pocket included in the "Basic Junk Journal Set". Wow, so much goodness is packed in this set! The Fairy Jewels are pretty too.


So now the card gets tucked back in the pocket, but before that, don't forget to write a sweet message in it! 


On to the next side...These beautiful tulips are from the Poppystamps "Layered Tulips" dies. Ink blended with same colors, they are the focal point of the card. I just love them!  Using leftover hot foil leftover pieces, I die cut the stems. The pocket holding the flowers are from the "Basic Junk Journal Set."  I adhered the tulips to a card die cut for added thickness and reinforcement. 


And now for the back.... it gets decorated too! Ink blending, splatters, mists of water, embellishments and so much fun!

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I am intrigued and obsessed with the notion of junk journals. Next time I am going to create pages so I can decorate even more.  I hope you love this unique card as much as I do. Please take a look at the Poppystamps latest release. It does not disappoint!

Until next post, one person's junk is another person's treasure. Have a great day!

Rachel Floral Signature



Thinking of You
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
I love sending cards to friends for non-holidays just to know I'm thinking of them. I created this monochrome purple card for a friend going through a hard time so she knows I'm here for her.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you send "random" cards throughout the year?
A: Me? Yes! Monthly


I created the background by splatter a piece of paper from the Vibrant Violets 6x6 Paper pad with Copic White Opaque paint and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink, then I die cut the hearts with the Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame die. I just love the quilted look. I used the Vintage Scalloped Heart die to frame my sentiment and added some Fairy Jewels for extra sparkle.

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Thinking of You
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there, hope you are all doing well. Marybeth Lopez  here with you today.

I made this spring like "Thinking of you" card using Poppystamps: Perfect Posies Bouquet: You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings and Memory box : Fairy Drops.


After hot foiling and die cutting the sentiment I added a piece of foam tape to the back to pop it up a bit over the die cut white posies bouquet. 


 This Perfect Posies Bouquet is all one piece but looks like many.

Lots of smaller pieces on this die so to be sure I used the metal shim. I think this one is from Poppystamps long time ago.


I couldn't  help but add some fairy drops to some of the blooms.

I will fold the back to the front so that when mailing the outside is actually inside. That will help with any bumps. Otherwise I will hand deliver. Either way will work.


Thank so much for stopping by today.

I hope you enjoy the Super Bowl game this Sunday if you watch. My team is not playing but we always enjoy the game. If not maybe some craft time or both. 

Peace be with you all.





Foil & Cut Sentiments
by Nancy Penir

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Good Sunday morning to you! I have a two-fer set of cards for you, showcasing the fabulous new Foil & Cut sentiments in the shop now.


Clearly the star of my card, the Big Bold sentiment, foiled and perfectly die cut, framed by posies and scallop frame.

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I foiled the sentiment in red foil onto pink cardstock, then positioned my die over the words and voila! Perfectly cut. I added foam to the back before adding it to my heart foiled background panel.

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Posies were sponge inked on the edges, and glued to vellum cuts. So many new layered flower dies out now, fun to add, and great to combine on cards.


The red, Big Hugs card is a valentine and already in the mail! 

Foiling is so hot right now, and clearly makes a bright happy statement on a card. Hope this gave you some ideas for your next foiled card! 

Be well, sweet friends!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Floral Vase
by Candice Crawford


Hey there crafty friends! Candice here on the blog again sharing another card project. Today's card features the new Floral Vase Pop Up Easel set. Poppystamps has released another Pop-up easel card and this one is absolutely stunning. With all Pop-up easel sets, you can create cards as the die is intended or you can use the die as just a focal image on the card as I did with my card today. 


In addition to using the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel set. I also used the new Teardrop Butterflies die, the Evangeline Pinpoint Frame die for my background and the You are amazing Poe Script Greeting Hot foil plate for my sentiment. The combination of the products work so well together. They create several layers of dimension on my card design. 


The floral vase die set comes with 11 dies to create the vase and several layered flowers. I die cut the flowers, leaves and stems from several pieces of scrap cardstock in various shades of pink, green and yellow. The butterflies were die cut from gold mirror cardstock and I used my Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass to add a bit of blue shading behind the florals to make them pop!


To add a bit of dimension to the background, I added some light gray cardstock to peak though the floral petals of the Evangeline Pinpoint Frame. The sentiment was created using some gold hot foil from my stash and my Go Press and Foil machine.  I love the way this card came out and I absolutely adore the new Floral Vase Pop Up Easel set.  The vase is so versatile and can be used or any occasion. Fun tip! The vase die just by itself is large enough to make a focal image on  a 5x7 card. So if you ever wanted to try your hand at making 5x7 cards, this die set would be perfect.  

I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time....Happy Crafting.Candice Floral Signature copy





An Evening Valentine
by Rachel Duong

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Hello, this is Rachel here to share another heart card but this time with a little more color and a twist from the typical Valentine hues!  I gave it an elegant, emerald-teal shimmering background paired with a rich, burgundy organza ribbon. The candlelit gold and magenta mirrored accents bring it all together....and big hugs too! This Poppystamps valentine is for someone very special. 


Steps to create this card.
1. Hot foil the "Big Hugs" sentiment from the Poppystamps "You are Amazing Poe Script Greetings" hot foil and cut die set. Use rainbow foil on white. This sentiment will not be used on this card, so save it for another one.
2. Using the scrap of used foil from above, place on a solid metal plate and foil the negative view.
3. Die cut it out using the matching frame from the set. Die cut a second layer for extra height and interest if desired.
4. Using pale markers in yellow, pink and lavender, fill in the words to give the sentiment a warm candlelit glow.


5. Die cut the top heart from the Poppystamps "Vintage Scalloped Heart" dies in dark red card stock.
6. Blend two shades of brown oxide ink around the border leaving the center red. The lightest brown goes first and further toward the center, the darker brown around the outside edge to finish the look.
7. Die cut the scalloped heart in warm metallic gold from the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad".


8. Using the Poppystamps "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame", cut hearts in the colors as follows.
a. Shiny magenta pink hearts - die cut a 1.5" strip of metallic magenta pink card stock from the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad". 
b. Chocolate brown hearts - die cut a strip of chocolate brown card stock. 
c. Brown and gold hearts - smudge embossing ink on a strip of brown card stock. Sprinkle gold embossing powder over the strip and heat emboss. Die cut the strip for beautiful two-toned hearts!
d. Dark red hearts - Splatter watered down white acrylic paint on a strip of dark red card stock. Run the strip through the cutting machine and collect the speckled hearts!


9. Make a square card base measuring 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 out of heavyweight dark gray card stock.
10. Cut a square measuring 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 from the Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad" shimmering cardstock in emerald teal.
11. Tie a small ribbon with burgundy organza ribbon.
12. Adhere the pieces together. Double sided tape works best to adhere the glitter front to the base. 
13. Arrange the hearts and adhere using glue dots. Create balance by spreading out the colored hearts in a natural, organic way yet keeping the chocolate and red speckled hearts layered under the magenta and gold ones. These showstoppers should be front and forward!


Big hugs and lots of hearts to you. Have an enchanting day today until we meet again.  (In a few weeks!)