49 posts categorized "Windows"


Fri 12

Nativity Frame: Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello , Marybeth here today!  Welcome to day two of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! The design team sharing some of the new dies and stamps from Poppystamps . On this post I am (Dave) giving away this beautiful : Nativity Scene Sidekick 
Frame and Stencil   All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post.


I used my Wink of Stella shimmer pen on dark navy card stock. I first tried embossing, ink blending and glitter, I liked this one the best for Christmas. The stencil comes with this die!n



 I ended up using many layers because I kept changing my mind on what color I wanted on top. I like all the layers!


I blended a light yellow on the little papers behind the town.


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The Blog Blitz will be going on from October, 11 through the 21 . Last day to comment is the 23 of October.







Thu 31

Woven Circle Shaker Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone! Today, my inspiration is a shaker card using the Woven Circle Ring die by Poppystamps!  This die creates a fast and easy shaker card; I can see it being used for the holidays with just a change of sequin color and sentiment!

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I used a sparkly gold paper from Tim Holtz to cut out my "Sparkly" word and then layered more die cuts to create a dimensional word!

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Sequins, from Dress My Craft, were used to fill the shaker area! Love this mix of sparkle and shine! The following video will show you just how easy it was to create this card!


See, that was pretty easy, right? Sometimes the simple designs work the best!

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will come back soon for more inspiration on Poppystamps blog!

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Mon 28

Bee Themed Window Card
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  Today I'll share how I made this window card using the adorable bee stamp from the Little Kindness set, which paired perfectly with the Hexagon border layers.  Many different sentiments could have been used for this card, but I chose to leave the inside blank with just the bee.


The Studio Hexagon layers were used to make the window and frame, and the Little Hexagon Border layers were used to create the border.  I used distress inks to make a pink, yellow, and orange gradient underneath the hexagon layers. 

A little shimmer was added with a shimmer pen to cover the hexagons, frame, and bee. 


Check out the video below for more details on how this card was made, and I hope you have a great day!

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Sun 18

Bicycle Window Card
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  I hope everyone enjoyed making Valentine's cards this past week!  I hope this card inspires you to give cards with a small gift attached, such as a decorative paperclip used for this card.  A charm was modified and glued to a gold paperclip, and makes a great add-on gift that is easily removed for use by the recipient. 


This window card opens with a metallic space for writing.

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For as many different techniques were used in this card, it's super simple to make... and fast, which I love!  In the video below, I'll also share a version of shrink film bicycles made with the stamps from the Valentine's Day Fairies set (really fun for shaker card elements!) I didn't use them for this card, but they would make great paperclip elements as well. Many of you may have seen Dave's recent YouTube video on the process of coloring shrink film embellishments.  If you haven't seen it, make sure to check that out~!

The tiny flowers on the front, as well as the interior flower were stamped using the Sending Scribbles Stamp set. Double Stitch Circle Frames made the perfect window frame. 

A few tiny dots of Nuvo drops were added to the bicycle baskets for some added color.  The Finetec pastel watercolor paints (available at Birchpress Design) are metallic and this card really shines in the light!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the video below!


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Tue 14

Snowy Window Card
by Rebecca Keppel

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Making a snowy window scene is easy with the new Poppystamps dies! The Large Window Cut Out die is perfect for any window scene and card theme. But, I especially loved pairing it with the Shiny Snowflakes dies and the Mini Poinsettia's to create a snowy, holiday or wintery card.

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I also used some snowflake stamps and a sentiment from the Wintertime Fairies stamp set. Check out this video to see how I created this window scene.

The window die is so versatile, I could see myself using it for every season of the year! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Mon 15

Big Halo Hello
by Nancy Penir


Hello, and hope all the moms had a Happy Mother's Day!

It's Blog Blitz time at Poppy Stamps!

And I'm happy to be joining the Poppy Design team with my very first post.

Meet a new word die called, Big Halo Hello.

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There's so much you can do with a large word die. 

Dave did a beautiful watercolor background to showcase his card using this die.

Take a look at another way to make your word dies pop.


The large word die, 'Hello', comes in 2 pieces, wired together, which I snipped apart.

The larger, fatter die, I die cut on an angle, on the front of my card, giving me a window.

After rainbow inking the larger die cut, I replaced it in the window cutout, gluing it in place.

The smaller, skinny hello, I cut several times, all from white card stock, gluing them on the front

of the card, and snipping off the edges. Really gives it a dramatic embossed look, don't you think?


You  can see what the inside of the card looks like. Still plenty of room for your message.


Here's a look at another card using this method, in cooler rainbow colors!


Would you like to win this new Big Halo Hello?

You can win a die featured each day during the blitz, from May 10 - May 21

Just leave a comment on each post and you'll be entered to win.

Winners announced on the 24th. Be sure to check back to see if you've won!

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Tue 29

Warm Christmas Wishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, boasting a paper door all dressed up for the holidays.  So, let's get right to it.

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I started this card by embossing vertical grooves, into a wide strip of Oatmeal cardstock, to resemble bead-board and topping it with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A strip of vellum, stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment was carefully held in place near the bottom of the prepped piece, as all three paper bits were then anchored, onto a white, cardstock, card face, with brown-threaded, straight, machine stitches and their edges distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.

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The door was Cameo-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, as well as a little, Titanium White acrylic paint; backed with a piece of white cardstock, which had been coated with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks, rubbed through the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil; and adhered, tucked under the vellum, sentiment strip, in the center of the card face.  Our Home for the Holidays Wreath was then die-cut from Garden Green, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, and Ballet Slippers cardstocks, as well as vellum, and stacked one on top of the other, while tucking each limb, leaf, and berry into the other, until it was full and fluffy and perfectly fit to hang on the door.  I also weaved in a few Always Artichoke, cardstock, Pine Twig die cuts.

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It was then topped with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow, and embellished with a lone pearl, backed with a Baker's Twine bow, to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

Jinny Floral Signature copy


Sat 02

Quiet Birds over Distressed Backgrounds
by JJ Bolton


Good morning all!  Happy July to everyone and a Happy (early) July 4th to everyone in the U.S.!  Today I have two cards to share with you using one of the new sash dies called Quiet Bird Sash.  These dies are unique in that they are open ended dies.  Because the ends of the die do not cut, you can do some pretty cool techniques like the one I'm showing today.  

For both of my cards today, I made a custom window die cut using the sash die and simple shape dies.  The first step was to cut the sash die into a card panel.  The next step was to take a shape die and slip it behind the sash. [ I did 2 versions of this card, one with an oval window (below) and one with a square window.]  Now when you cut it, the sash will stay in place and only the window will be cut.    


For inside the window die cuts, I created 2 distressed backgrounds using some Memory Box stencils (Garden Birch Trees and Texture Splatter).  I started by blending 2 types of Distress Ink onto a piece of watercolor paper (don't use cardstock).   Don't be stingy with the ink!  Then I laid the stencil over the panel and gently wiped a baby wipe over the stencil removing the ink.  The ink comes off pretty quickly and you do not have to apply a lot of pressure.  Here's an in-process picture using the Birch stencil and blue and green ink...


And here's one using the Splatter stencil over yellow and coral ink... 


The last step is to just apply the window cutout over the background with foam tape.  I really love how the backgrounds turned out and how they look in the cutout windows.  The distressed, muted backgrounds give a lot of texture and color without getting too busy.      


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thu 05

Super Friend
by Sue McRae

Welcome to the blog today! I have a card that features 3 of the new dies Poppystamps released this spring.


I used the Quiet Bird Sash for my little scene. This new style of die doesn't cut at the ends of the die, the die cut stays connected so a piece of paper can be put behind it but I wanted to use the branch on its own so I just snipped the die cut out with a pair of scissors. 


The bird that sits on the branch is the exact same size as one of the birds in the Chirping Birds die so I die cut it out of red paper and gave it a friend.


For my card front I took the Curved Banner Frame, die cut it from white card stock and popped it up with foam tape. I stamped the Thank You by curving it to follow the shape of the frame and continued with the rest of the sentiment on the banner.


To finish off I added a strip of double sided adhesive to the bottom of the front panel and covered it with white ultra fine glitter.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Tue 15

Happy Easter
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone. Today I have a cute Easter window card to share with you.


I began by stamping my background with the tulip image from the Easter Excitement stamp set in pink and yellow. To cut out the window I used the Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die and for the frame I nested two of the dies together on some glitter paper.


On the inside of the card is the happy bunny holding its basket of eggs. The basket was cut from wood paper and the eggs and grass are from glitter paper. To complete the scene I added a couple of fluffy clouds die cut from wood grain paper.


I finished off with the Easter sentiment curved around the frame.

There's lots of great stamps and dies in the Easter Excitement sets and I think they're great all year long, not just for Easter.


Thanks so much for visiting with me today!

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