26 posts categorized "Whittles"

Valentine's blog blitz - Love & Hugs
by Tina Wilstrup


Happy new year, Poppy fans! We are continuing our valentine's blog blitz and I'm sharing 2 cards today showcasing the beautiful Grid heart frame die. Although the Danish flourists have long adapted the valentine's tradition, I myself have not. So instead I made cards of love and hugs.

For the first card I ink blended a background with pink oxide inks and cut the frame 4 times from white cardstock. I layered the frames and glued them on top of the pink base.

I cut and colored the Whittle panda. To avoid getting my black marker all over the panda I placed a piece of cardstock behind the eye.

I cut the envelope, heart tag and love outline letters from white cardstock - the shadow from black cardstock. I ink blended the tag and also the little cut out heart. I stamped the sentiments and tugged the panda into the envelope so it looks like he's holding the tag.

Both the envelope and love outline are popped up with craft foam and the panda itself is popped up as well. I ran over the tiny heart...

... as well as the letters with a clear sparkle pen and then glossy accents for a shiny dimensional look. Isn't it pretty!?

For a final touch I added some clear sequins.


The other card is all about hedge-hugs. Here I also ink blended the base with oxide inks but this time I threw in a little purple as well.

I cut and colored the Whittle hedgehog. Once again I stuck a piece of cardstock behind the ear to ensure not getting my light and dark colors mixed.

I left the hugs heart white but popped it up and backed it with a piece of cardstock inked with the same color as the base.

Although the light makes it a little hard to see the Grid heart frame is heat embossed with a pretty soft pink and sparkly embossing powder. Sooo gorgeous!

And here's the finished card. I hope I have inspired you. But wait... the best is yet to come! You could win the Grid heart frame used on these cards.

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 






O Holy Night
by Tina Wilstrup


Hi Poppy fans! It's now 5 days till Christmas and I have a card for you that shows the calm of that holy night.

I die cut and Copic colored the Whittle sleepy fox and the village houses. I picked out the windows from the houses and colored them individually so the houses look like they're filled with light and trees.

I forgot to take a picture of the background (sorry) but before assembling I inkblended the backgrond with oxide inks and splattered it with silver acrylic paint. I hand cut 2 panels for snowy hills and inked the top of them. The top layer is popped up. I then popped up the houses and fox and shaded under them with Copic markers. Notice the fox' pawprints. He loves the silence and the squeeking snow.

My plan was to use the O holy noght flourish as smoke from one of the chimneys, and so I wanted to heat emboss it. In order not to break the intricate cut I layered 5 cuts. I then heat embossed 3 layers of WOW! white twinkle embossing powder. It's white with silver glitter and perfect for the smoke.

This is my last post this year, so I thank you for all your sweet comments and I hope your Christmas is as calm and cozy as this scene.  I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. 

Tina Floral Signature copy





Penguin shaker
by Tina Wilstrup

Hello everyone! We are closing in on that one holy and so very special night and I'm here to share a cute shaker card with you.

I first die cut the background and snowy hills of the snowglobe kit. I ink blended the background and the top of the hills using distress oxide inks. I flicked some diluted white acrylic paint over the background for a snowy look.

I cut a panel and sprayed it with watercolors sprays. I'll admit this was my first time using them and the intencity of the color kind of surprised me. But I felt the look worked fine for a night time scene. Before the panel dried I also sprayed with a shimmer spray for a clear, frosty and sparkly look.

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I die cut the sentiment die and the snowflake tile from silver glitter cardstock. I cut off the frame so I had parts of the snowflakes. Making sure all the elements would fit I glued the sentiment and snowflakes in place. I also added a couple of stars with a white gelly roll pen.

I placed the base and frame of the globe as well as the snowy hills. I then added the 2 darling penguins, colored with Copics, and lots of sequins, gems and chunky glitter.

The frame of the globe I cut 6-7 times and layered them ending with a layer of acetate and one cut from silver glitter cardstock and placed over the globe. So pretty! I then added the stand of the globe, also Copic colored, popped up with craft foam.


So there you have my holiday shaker. I appreciate you stopping by and would love if you would leave me a comment.

Tina Floral Signature copy





Merry Christmas
by Dana Kirby


Good Morning Poppy Friends! I am excited to be back today sharing another Christmas card with you all!! I've used several products today including the Snowglobe Kit Die Set. This is such a fun die set, you can fill it with so many wonderful things to create an adorable little scene. 

I started my card by using the new Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape. I found that it worked best to unroll the tape and lay it on my work surface with the sticky side up. I then laid my piece of dark blue cardstock onto the washi tape. Such a fun accent for your cards and die cutting, and I honestly can't believe how much washi is included on the rolls.


Next, I began my die cutting. I die cut the Snowglobe Kit and Whittle Snowman from cardstock. I then used the Dashing Stripes and Dot Paper Pad to die cut the Whittle Trees. 


For my card panel, I used the Dashing Holiday Paper Pad. This is such a gorgeous combination of patterned paper...perfect for all of you Holiday crafting. I attached it to my A2 card base and built my snow globe onto my card panel. I kept everything fairly flat so my card would not require any extra postage.


Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Merry Everything Stamp Set. I stamped it onto dark blue cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat set it with gold embossing powder. I then used the coordinating Merry die to cut it out. Lastly, I attached my sentiment to the bottom of my card panel.


Isn't the Snowglobe Kit such a fun die set? There are so many possibilities with this set... I think it would make really fun gift tags and of course a shaker card too! I hope you give it a try!!


Thanks for joining me today! I will be back soon to share another Christmas project with you all.

Dana Floral Signature copy





Shake It Up!
by Sue McRae


Hello everyone, Sue here with a Christmas shaker card!

Who doesn't love getting a fun shaker card, I know I do, but it's also fun to make them! I used the new Snowglobe Kit which makes it so easy to put together.


I started off my die cutting all my pieces. I used some patterned paper from Memory Box for the trees, wood grain card stock for the snow drifts, wood paper for the moose and base of the snow globe.


The background piece is navy card stock but I wanted to make the edges darker and used Distress Ink to achieve this.


After adhering all my pieces down I added small star sequins to the night sky and I have my acetate piece ready with the double layer of foam adhesive. A little tip, when you're adding foam adhesive to a curved item peel the paper backing off both sides of the foam, it will be so much easier to bend it around the circle.


Now I've added my iridescent mica flakes on top of the snow globe piece and will place the acetate window piece over this. I find it much easier to do it this way than adding the shaker elements inside the window and trying to centre the snow globe piece on top.


For the card background I used a piece of patterned paper with Twas the Night Before Christmas text and added a Double Stitch Rectangle Frame along with the the snow globe and base.


Have you made a shaker card before? Let me know in the comments.

Happy crafting!

Sue Floral Signature copy









A Very Warm Christmas
by Nancy Penir


Happy Holidays Poppy Peeps! I have a card for you today using some of the newest released dies, and a fun way to create just the right sized mantle garland for the new Whittle Fireplace.


I left all my Whittle die cuts white, and assembled the scene onto one of the new holiday papers included in the Dashing Holiday set. Love the bright crisp white against the holiday red print. But I wanted a holiday look to my mantle. Here's how I created my garland...


Poppy's Leafy Wreath die! It cuts out just the right size to assemble a garland for my mangle. I cut the die out of 3 shades of green, before adding tiny clear rhinestones to simulate holiday lights. 


Here's a closeup of the garland. The mirror is the inner frame of a die set called Deco Cecil Frame. I cut the center from silver mirror card stock.


The stocking with mouse is popped up with foam.


I just love the Leafy Ornament Frame to round out my Christmas scene, and simply cut the ornament from the frame. Those darling corners are just the right touch of folksy glam to my Whittle Fireplace.

Have a wonderful week, and hope you enjoy this most blessed season!

Nancy Floral Signature copy