Poppystamps: Autumn Thanks

Today I’m sharing a card crafted with some of the new-release Poppystamps products. While a lot of the new collection focuses on the winter holidays, the Viva Tree die caught my eye for a fall-themed card.


I love the colors of the autumn season! I die cut the tree four times and then selectively cut leaves and adhered them to the tree “base” using Glossy Accents. The background was created by sponging Distress Ink through a circle mask. For the “thank you” sentiment, I masked off part of the “So Much” sentiment stamp to keep it simple!

Be sure to visit the Poppystamps blog as the Design Team continues to showcase the beautiful new release!


Penny Black Collage

Today I’m sharing I card crafted with a variety of Penny Black dies and stamps, which I’m calling a “collage.”


The butterflies were stamped with the Letter Background (1999L) and then die cut with Flutters (51-006). The two background tags were first stamped with Indian Wheel (40-202) and die cut with Tagged (51-007). The sentiment was heat embossed using a stamp from the Friendship (30-160) set. Finally, I created a mask cut with the Dots (51-009) die and sponged selected circles with white pigment ink.

I finished off the card with silk ribbon, dyed with Distress Ink to match the cardstock and twine.

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.

Pinspired Challenge #17

Welcome! It’s time for another Pinspired Challenge. The photo is for you to interpret anyway you want. Be inspired by the colors, the style, the theme – it’s up to you!

This challenge is sponsored by Whisker Graphics. The winner will receive three large spools of Divine Twine™ Bakers Twine in blue solid, deep pink solid and green solid.


For my card, I was inspired by the quilting theme and the colors. And since it’s fall, I added some fall elements with the apple bucket and use of brown and woodgrain.

Now, it’s your turn. Head on over to the Pinspired Challenges blog to see the creations from the rest of the “Pin Heads” and find out the details for playing along. Three runner ups will be chosen and win a “Pin Pal” badge for their blog. The winner will win a “Pin Perfect” badge for their blog along with the prize from Whisker Graphics. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Supplies: Lily Bee patterned paper; VersaMagic inks

Halloween Ghosts

Today, I’m sharing a Halloween card crafted from a design of Kristina Werner’s from last year’s Online Card Classes Kickstart class.


Kristina’s card was rectangular and featured a single ghost. I replaced the single ghost with this trio from Memory Box, cut from glitter paper. I also decided to eliminate the bottom section of Kristina’s design – this card is 4 1/2″ square. I’ve used dimensional adhesive on the ghosts and on the panel with the circle cut out. Unfortunately, my photo doesn’t show the dimension particularly well.

I’ve got several newly released Halloween paper pads in my stash that I’m looking forward to using this month and next. Growing up, Halloween colors were black and orange. Now we’ve got the traditional colors, as well as purple and green. I like having the additional variety for crafting!

Rainy Day: A Poppystamps Project

Today, I’m sharing a Poppystamps project. We’ve had a spectacular summer in the Pacific Northwest, but all good things do come to an end, and rainy days are just around the corner. For this card, I wanted to create a warm, inviting interior that said, “Even if it’s raining, it’s still cheery inside my home.”


I know that an open umbrella is considered “bad luck” by some. I just couldn’t resist adding a bright pop of color to the scene.


The chair was stamped on patterned paper and die cut with its matching die. I paper pieced the pillow.

Late Summer: A Poppystamps Project

Today I’m sharing a creation for Poppystamps. I’ve had the idea for this card in my head for quite awhile. There’s a place where we walk Ginger, our golden retriever, that I wanted to capture on a card.


Taking some artistic license, I added the birds for a seasonal touch. We’ve been seeing both crows and red-winged blackbirds in abundance recently, and the bit of licorice cardstock helps anchor the brighter colors. To capture the grasses in the photo, I used Squash and Meadow cardstock cut with the grassland border die.


Swim the Sea

I’m still waxing poetic about summer as autumn approaches. While I love the colors of the fall, I like the colors of summer, too. And I’ve always liked primary colors, although I added a few fish cut from Mango cardstock, deviating from the blue/yellow/red color scheme of this card created with one of my favorite sentiments.

Have a terrific weekend!