19 posts categorized "Thinking of You"

Fall Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, I am back again today to remind you about the Poppystamps Challenge and share some inspiration. 

I also invited a guest designer to play along, please click the links below .


Nancy Guse Instagram

Poppystamps Challenge Reminder and my Guest


I used Poppystamps gorgeous :Leaf and Tendril foil plate. After it was foiled I used Poppystamps Leafy Branch Oval to cut the center of my card out. ( I didn't use the inside main die)


I loved using the: Poppystamps Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set for this fall inspired card. I used white paper and colored myself with ink blending as pictured below. I did the same for the leaves.


I slightly rolled the tips of the petals and leaves. I added crystals to some of the main centers of the cluster of blooms.


The sentiment is a pinkish foil, I used Poppystamps :You Are Amazing Poe Script from Poppystamps .


Thanks for the visit and don't forget to check out my guest: Nancy linked above.


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

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





Old World Deer
by Rachel Duong


Hello, it's Rachel! Let's welcome Fall, the season of crisp air, leaves turning color and days getting shorter with an "Old World" card! What is "Old World"?! It's a style that is worn, slightly tattered, yet familiar and nostalgic. Finishings are distressed and faded. I love this look!
To create this card I am using the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" and the "Leafy Branch Oval". The dies are from the Fall and Christmas 2022 releases.  I hope you like it!


Here are the steps to create this card. 
1. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the scarf in burgundy.
2. Lightly blend brown ink on the deer to create shadow and interest.
3. Adhere the pieces together. 

4. Using a fine tipped black marker, dot in the eye.
5. Using a snow marker, add highlights and spots on the deer. It does not need to be exact or realistic. 

6. Die cut the Poppystamps "Leafy Branch Oval" in brown and yellow. Use small scraps for green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy. They will be used for the leaves. 
7. Take the yellow die cut and trim off the branches of the oval frame. Distress the frame unevenly with brown ink.
8. Take the brown die cut and paint it in a wash of darker brown.
9. Trim green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy leaves off the die cuts. Glue leaves onto the brown branches of the die cut. 

10. Using a neutral cardfront, blend brown and green distress oxide inks mimicking an oval shape. Spritz water on each color and dry between applications for this effect.
11. Glue the finished "Leafy Branch Oval" on the card front.
12. Blend distress oxides and inks around the corners and edges. Trim down the cardfront to slightly smaller than an A2 size. 
13. Glue the deer on the cardfront. Add a few leaves for embellishments and balance in the lower right corner. 
14. Tie 1 mm burlap twine on the fold to complete the card.

Supplies I used. The dies are linked to Poppystamps below.


I hope my card finds you well. I love the heartwarming charm of this adorable deer. It has a timeless feel and I can see this deer in the forest, munching on leaves. 
Both dies are great for so many occasions and events throughout the year. Have a wonderful day!

Rachel Floral Signature


Hello Kitties - 2 Shaker Cards with Baby Kittens!
by Sphoorti





Hello Poppy Peeps!


Sphoorti here with two shaker cards chock full of baby kittens. My last two posts (Kittens All Around and Baby Kittens) were about cards I made with the Baby Kittens craft die. When I have a die out that I want to work with, I cut out multiple die cuts so that I have spares in case I mess up, or in case I come up with some other technique or idea later that doesn't require me to pull out the die from my supplies again. So, when I got this die out for my last two cards, I cut out so many of these kitties because well, can you help it? They're so cute! And also because I started having ideas as I was making the cards with them. These are two of the ideas I had in between. I have four more cards coming up with the same kitties but two different techniques, so stay tuned!






I started off by die cutting a million kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die using black card stock as well as with glitter card stock from the GP1007 Glitzy Glitter Pad. I also cut out the outer frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die using Neenah Solar White #110 card stock. I cut out a piece of acetate and applied it to the back of the frame. Then, I used some double sided foam tape and adhered it to the perimeter of the frame.






I filled the shaker well with all the kitties that I die cut and also added some confetti for additional sparkle and seed beads for sound. I sealed the shaker in the back with another piece of acetate. Then, I adhered this to my 4.25" x 5.5" card base. I heat foiled the Hello sentiment using the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies and die cut it and adhered it to the bottom left side of the shaker. I adhered silver jewels along the top right side of the frame and called it done.






I made the second card using the same technique, except - I used the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it to the top right side of the shaker so that it doesn't cover up the kitties that settle at the bottom when you display the card upright.





Here's a video that shows the Hello card in motion.



Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which one do you like better? Please do let me know! I love to hear from you!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Stained Glass Butterflies
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends. Candice here on the blog with a colorful and creative card share. Today's card features the new Stained Glass Butterfly collage die from the latest Poppystamps release.


I created the card by first die cutting the butteflies from a slimline piece of black cardstock. The die cuts one cluster of butterflies. So once I die cut the first cluster from the top of the card front, I die cut the butterflies again at the bottom of the card front panel. 


Next, I took the same size slimline panel in white cardstock and blended some distress inks onto the panel in rainbow order. I did not bother to blend the colors completely for a smooth look.


Then I adhered the black die cut panel of butterflied onto the rainbow blended cardstock with liquid glue. The rainbow butterflies immediately come to life once the black cardstock is adhered. 


Next I foiled the sentiment Thinking of you with some silver foil paper and my Go Press and Foil machine. The sentiment comes from the new You Are Amazing Poe Script Grettings Foil and Cut die set. I also die cut a few butterflies from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set from Gold Mirror cardstock and adhered the butterflies to the card with some liquid adhesive. The sentiment was popped up on 3M foam tape.  

Lastly,  I used my white craft paint  and a pain brust to add splatters to the card panel for added interest. I think today's card came out absolutely stunning. I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time happy crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy





Floral Cake Card
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends, Candice here on the blog sharing a few new products from the latest release at Poppystamps. The new Floral Cake Pop-Up Easel set makes an adorable 2 tiered cake embellisehd with an array of flowers. This die set is perfect for making the one of a kind Cake shaped card that is perfect for celebrating weddings or any special occasion with a cake. 


To create this card I used the two cake dies and several of the flowers from the new Floral Cake Pop-Up Easel set. I used this image on an A2 size card instead of making in into an easel card. I love that the Pop-Up easel dies can be used in more ways than originally intended. 


For the sentiment on th card I am using the new Say It Big stamp and coordinating die set. Where I stamp the Thinking of You sentiment in versamark ing and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Then die cut the sentiment with the coordinating dies that come in the stamp set. 


This card was very easy to put together. I die cut the flower and leaf images a few times in white, grey, green and gold carstock. Then assembeld each flower with two images stacked on top of each other with some liquid glue. I added clear gems to the centers of the flowers for a bit more embellishment. Then popped up a few of the flowers and the base of the cake with foam tape for added dimension. 


I think this card is absolutely stunning. I will certainly make a few more to have on hand to add to my wedding card stash. This die set can also be used to make traditional birthday cake, which I will be trying out as well. I hope you have enjoyed today's card project and found inspiration.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy




In My Thoughts
by Sue McRae


Hello everyone! Sue here with another heart card that can be used for a thinking of you card or switch out the sentiment to send some love for Valentine’s Day.


I started by laying alcohol inks and blending solution on yupo paper. I created a rainbowish mix of colours using an air blower to move the ink around. After the panel was dry I placed the Leaf Flourish Heart Die in different spots around the piece to see where I liked the colours the best and die cut it from that section.


To add a little sparkle and depth to the card design I die cut another Leaf Flourish Heart from gold glitter cardstock and adhered it to the back of the alcohol ink heart.


To add more texture and depth to the card I embossed a white panel with the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder and attached the heart to it. I added this piece to my card base.


The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock and I added a few Clear Fairy Drops to finish off the card.


This is an easy and quick card design that really stands out from the alcohol ink technique. I hope you give it a try! Have a wonderful week!

Sue Floral Signature copy