Poppystamps: Merry

Today I’m sharing another card as part of the “blog blitz” celebrating the brand-new Poppystamps collection of 74 dies and 20 cling stamps.


On my CAS holiday card in traditional colors, I combined the small poinsettia die with the cursive Merry die. For the two smaller flowers, I simply left off the largest, outermost flower – the die cuts the center, three flower layers, and a leaf. I cut the merry die several times in Parchment and once in Squash cardstock, then I adhered the layers together, in order to give more dimension to the sentiment. I use Ranger Glossy Accents – it dries fast and clear.

I’m giving away the cursive Merry die – to enter the giveaway, comment on my post over on the Poppystamps blog. While you’re there, leave a comment (unless you’ve already done so) on the other blog posts that are part of the “blog blitz.” You have until September 20th to leave comments for your chance to win.


Poppystamps: Woodland Fawn

I shared my Poppystamps project using the new Woodland Fawn die in this post. I couldn’t resist playing with the die some more, pairing it with another die from the brand-new collection of 74 dies and 20 cling stamps.


The diamond background is subtle but makes the card so elegant. I carefully adhered the background to a cardstock base with Glossy Accents, placing a drop on each of the diamond points and along the edge.

For the center “ornament” I placed the fawn die inside a circle die, using washi tape to keep them together, and cut Juniper cardstock. I then adhered the metallic fawn, which I’d cut separately, inside the circle, adding its scarf to the top.

You have until September 20th to comment on all of the new release aka “blog blitz” posts on the Poppystamps blog to win a die or stamp. I’ll be back tomorrow with another new release project that I’ll be sharing on the Poppystamps blog.

Neat + Tangled Simple Christmas

Welcome to Day One of the Neat + Tangled September Release! Today, I’m sharing two cards created with the wonderfully versatile Simple Christmas set.


For my first card, I stamped the house (wouldn’t you love to live in this cute cottage?!) with dark brown ink on patterned papers from My Mind’s Eye Mistletoe Magic. I combined one of the sentiments from this set with a sentiment from another set (which will be shown on Friday). Finally, I decorated the card with stamped leaves (under the button) from the Simple Christmas set and wood veneer stars.



In traditional holiday colors, I used the garland-building stamps from the set to decorate above a die-cut door. Open the door to reveal the sentiment! The fussy cut candy canes are from Sweet Home.

Run, don’t walk, to the Neat & Tangled Blog to see the rest of the Design Team projects and to enter the giveaway for this set!! The September release stamp sets go on sale Friday, September 13.