Good Tidings – Die Cut Christmas Scene

Today I’m sharing a Christmas scene using die cuts.

I cut the Poppystamps Elegant Stair Frame from the white cardstock and attached it to the card base, which I’d covered with patterned paper. I created the sentiment on my computer using a sentiment set from Ali Edwards. I decorated the tree with ornaments I cut with the Cabrini Ornament die from red, silver and gold cardstock. To finish off the card, I added a cat cut with an Impression Obsession die set.

Merry Christmas!

All Is Bright – Holiday Window Scene

Today, I’m sharing a CAS (and easy-to-assemble) holiday card created with die cuts.

Jean Manis Holiday Die Cut Scene

I used patterned paper to cover the card base and to provide the scene in the window. I added a sentiment created with a digital brush set from Ali Edwards.

I’m adding this to the Color Throwdown Challenge #373.

Supplies: Poppystamps cat, American Crafts Be Merry patterned paper, Ali Edwards digital sentiment

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2015 Day Three

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Graphic 1

I’m sharing another tag as part of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at Ellen Hutson’s. This tag was inspired by the ones shown by Laurel Beard and Penny Ward.

Jean Manis Right as Rain

I cut Wax Lips, Candy Necklace, Gumball and white cardstock with the Poppystamps Stocking Garland die and pieced it together. I stamped the Icy Mint cardstock with the sentiment from the Santa’s Flight set with VersaFine ink and cut it with the largest die in the MFT STAX tag set. I used foam adhesive to attach the stocking garland. Super fast and easy!

Supplies: Poppystamps Stocking Garland die

Ho ho ho!

Today I’m sharing a “no sentiment’ holiday card featuring die cuts depicting Santa over the rooftops on Christmas Eve. I chose a “homey” color scheme – kraft, red, white and a touch of chocolate.

I cut the Impression Obsession Santa and reindeer three times for extra depth. The Poppystamps Cute Cottage was cut in the patterned paper and chocolate cardstock (for the window). I trimmed off the bottom since I only wanted the top half of the cottage for my scene. I cut a vellum rectangle and attached it behind the window. The roof and chimney icicle cap were cut out of glitter paper with the Poppystamps Frosted Roof and Ledges die. I used the same die to cut out the heart. The house was attached to the card base (some Stampin’ Up cardstock) with dimensional adhesive to sit higher than the Santa die cut.

I tried a sentiment in the top left corner, but after going back and forth, I decided that the sentiment was cluttering the scene.

Spooky Halloween

Today, I’m sharing a Halloween card featuring die cuts. Yes, it is still August, but I can feel the weather changing! So I’ve been looking at fall crafts and foods (did someone say pumpkin bread?!) on Pinterest and thinking about autumn! I’m eagerly awaiting new product releases featuring fall and winter items, so while I wait, I’m playing with some of my favorites from previous seasons.


I have several Memory Box patterned paper pads (now discontinued) with fall patterns. The Memory Box weather fence die cut was attached directly to the patterned paper panel, and the cat was adhered with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is from one of my favorite Hero Arts Halloween sets released last year.


Poppystamps Snow Flocked Tree

Today I’m sharing a winter-themed card crafted using the newly-released Poppystamps Snow Flocked Tree die.

SnowFlockedTreeTo create the winter scene, I paired the Snow Flocked Tree with a snowy backdrop, which was cut using the Pine Tree Border. For some color, I added Santa’s Magic Sleigh in the foreground.

The Snow Flocked Tree was cut and then dry embossed giving it the flocked detail.


Poppystamps: Merry Holiday

Today, I’m sharing a Poppystamps card in which I’ve paired a die from the new release with one of my favorites in the Poppystamps collection.

MerryHolidaysTo begin, I cut the Magnificent Merry out of brushed silver cardstock. I then cut the Fremont Pine Landscape out of white cardstock. Next I die cut the Merry out of the Fremont Pine panel and carefully replaced it with the brushed silver one, making sure to include the pieces in the “m” and “e” when I did so. I trimmed the panel to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and attached it to a precut sky blue panel, adhering the scene to my card base.


Enjoy Today

Today I’m sharing a all occasion card created with Memory Box and Poppystamps die cuts.

EnjoyTodayThe new Puffy Cloud border only cuts on the cloud shape edge, allowing a range of lengths for the cloud panel.  I cut each of the hot air balloons twice (adhering them with 2-in-1 glue) and attached them to the cloud panels with dimensional adhesive for extra depth.

Hope you’re having a terrific day!


Poppystamps Twinery Blog Hop

Welcome! If you’ve been hopping along on the Poppystamps & The Twinery Blog Hop, you should have arrived at my blog from the blog of Stacey Schafer.

Here’s my card combining a Poppystamps die and twine from The Twinery.


I paired the Poppystamps Superstar Border with twine in Maraschino Stripe and Midnight Blue from The Twinery. I cut the Superstar Border in white, red, and blue cardstock, replacing the stars in the white border with red and blue ones. The border section sits on top of a cardstock strip around which I wrapped the red and blue twine. The sentiment was created on my computer. It is printed onto the card base to which I attached the wrapped twine panel and die cut border.

Next on the blog hop list is the blog of Melyssa Connolly.

There are prizes! The Twinery is offering a Metallic Sampler Pack ($32 retail value ). Poppystamps is giving away the Frozen Flakes and the Elsa Butterfly Branch dies ($26.50 retail value). For details on how to enter to win, visit
The Twinery and Poppystamps.

Here’s the entire list for today’s hop:

The Twinery
Jaclyn Miller
Chunyuan Wu
Lezlye Lauterbach
Stacey Schafer
Jean Manis  <—that’s me
Melyssa Connolly
Suzanna Lee
Diane Barney 
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Katarina Damm-Blomberg

Poppystamps Holiday Release: Thankful for You

The Poppystamps Blog Blitz is underway! Today, I’m sharing a Thanksgiving-themed card featuring one of the new dies.


To create the card, I cut the Leaf Silhouette out of six different colors of cardstock as well as out of the card base panel. Before cutting out the silhouette from the base panel, I ran it through my computer to print the sentiment.

I removed the silhouette and its pieces from the card panel, and backed the panel with a strip of blank label paper (purchased at an office supply store). I then inserted the dark brown outline and began filling it up with the various leaf colors. I attached the panel to a dark brown card base.

As part of the new release, Poppystamps is giving away a die featured in each post.  For a chance to win the Leaf Silhouette, leave a comment over on the Poppystamps blog

For every post on the blog between July 1-15 we’ll be giving away a die. Comment on any of the posts that you’d like to enter by Midnight US EST July 18.  Winners will be posted on the Poppystamps blog on July 20.