CardMaker & Poppy Stamps Blog Hop



Welcome to the CardMaker & Poppy Stamps Blog Hop.

I had so much fun playing with these dies. I use a Craftwell Ebosser and the Poppy Stamps dies went through with no problem. I only had to make one pass on the intricate Theo Butterfly die using 110lb card stock.
Woohoo!!!


I die cut the Puffy Cloud Border, then used it as a mask with Versa Magic Aspen Mist ink. I also inked the edges of the butterfly. Tiny white dots are made with irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Wedding White.


The Maple Leaf Border die is perfect for all of your Fall cards and scrap pages. 


The card front was die cut and popped up with foam adhesive. The panel behind that was finished with Metal Gilding Flakes, as was the sentiment (Gorgeous shine!). Tiny twigs are just card stock that have been cut very close to the blade of my Fiskars ProCision cutter...how cute are they?!?

 I just had to make something else with the Leaf Border die:


I die cut the leaves and used the negative as a mask for Ferro Graphite Embossing paste (LOVE) to add dimension to this card. Left over leaves were adhered with foam adhesive.


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Let's go Shopping:
Poppy Stamps:  Maple Leaf border, Puffy Cloud Border & Theo Butterfly dies
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:  Versafine Onyx Black ink, VersaMagic Aspen Mist ink, irRESISTible Pico embellisher - Wedding White, Watermark ink
Taylored Expressions:  Wherever you go stamp set
Reverse Confetti:  Forever Fall stamp set
Technique Tuesday:  Simply You stamp set
My Mind's Eye:  brad
May Arts:  Ribbon
Metal Gilding Flakes


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75 comments

icardeveryone01 said...

Fabulous-ness =] Michele

Brooke said...

All the cards are wonderful-love how you used the gilding flakes!

Jeanne J said...

Three beautiful projects and all so different Penny! You had me with the soft pastel clouds, and then BAM - the rich deep color, sparkle and shine of the fall beauties! Fabulous post - you made the dies shine!

Charlene said...

All gorgeous and so different, beautiful work!

Mary said...

Penny, so pretty. I couldn't pick a favorite because they are all so lovely! All so very pretty!

Joanna Solecka said...

All cards are great but my favourite one is with gold leaves :)

Sylwia S said...

Nice cards.

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Hola Mary, beautiful way of use of Poppystamps diecuts!!!! Love all!!!!! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Fabulous eye candy! LOVE!

Marybeth said...

Penny all three of your project are beautiful! Love the clouds and then the gorgeous leaves on the second card. Beautiful way to show off the poppystamp dies!

Kimberly Ishkarah said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the foil technique. And the clean lines of the black and white card. The background on the first card is great and adds depth with the die cut piece at the top. Nicely done!

Piali Biswas said...

Fabulous creations!!!

sunnee63 said...

love the use of negative space on your thank you card!

Roseanna C said...

Great cards, love the cloud background. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

These are all so lovely! I love the use of your negative cuts!

darcydaydream said...

Beautiful cards...xx

Blanka said...

Great cards!

lecardonbleu.com said...

Love the different ways you used the leaf dies! So very creative!

Jenny L said...

Super creations.
I love them all.

eyes2theocean said...

You've done a marvelous job on these cards! I love, love, love the clouds and butterflies most of all, just amazing!

Thank you,
Sara Tann

conil said...

Wow...both cards are extraordinarily beautiful.

Unknown said...

Your cards are so striking! They really catch your eye and make you want to see more. Thanks!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. TFS

Bea Connor said...

Your cards are simply beautiful!

Lura said...

All 3 are simply marvelous - but the metal flakes push the second one out of the ball park!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards! Especially like the first one and the way you did the clouds - very neat!

Maureen Reiss said...

These are all soooo pretty!! Love the guilded leaves!!

Janet Durant said...

I love that you used both the dies and the negative images for your leaf cards. They are lovely!

Ludkasz said...

Beautiful:)

Dodge3670 said...

Wow...Love the clouds and the layout. The sentiment is so cute. And, those leaves ROCK. TFS

crimsonowlcreations said...

This is so pretty! I love the color and shading in these cards!

Cindy Wilson said...

Very pretty and I am in love with that Butterfly. Must have it even though its so like my Memory Box one.

Flora, Inês e Carla Machado said...

I love all your cards. There are fantastics! :)

Lisa said...

They are all so different, I think I like the clouds the best though. So soft and dreamy. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Blessings, Lisa

kReN said...

Love the clouds, but the leaves are awesome as well. So much to like! TFS!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

n1sunrider said...

Your cards are beautiful Penny.
Thx for sharing your talent.
Ivette

Debbie K. said...

Beautiful cards. Love your technique!

artful-notions said...

Could positively float among those clouds, lovely! Beautiful soft colors. The border leaves are striking against the fall kraft, and the b/w shades on the 3rd card, completely unexpected. Beautiful work!

Kathy Krug said...

Love your leaf projects and the sky you created for your butterfly.

Debbie Bauder said...

The color on your butterfly is stunning. I love the leaf border die and the metal flakes really move this card into the WOW category. Black & white is such a classic and I never would have thought to try it with leaves but it turned out great.

Joni said...

The cloud card is so cute. I love how you raised dthe top cloud. The leaf cards are gorgeous and I love the twig idea. I never thought to use the tiny strips. Terrific job

Asas à imaginação said...

Oh! lindos cartões!
Muita inspiração!
Marlei
Brasil

Barbra said...

Everyone is making such wonderful cards, you included!

L. Brown said...

Very beautiful cards.

Noelle said...

wonderful cards! :) I love the background behind the leaves on the middle one-so stunning! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, dearie!!

Louise said...

Beautiful cards? Love the first one!

Di said...

I'm lovin' your treatment on the maple leaf! Wow!

loulou said...

Absolutely stunning card. Love how the butterfly and wonderful vellum sentiment float over the clouds. The gilding flakes are stunning. I think I have to get me some of them as well as that ferro embossing paste. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for these mediums.

Hanny said...

Such a lovely cards, I like the way you've used the nagatis, what a great idea. With this bloghop I see so many things, nice creations, new ideas and also dies I did not know yet, so nice!
Hugs from the Netherlands, Hanny♥,
http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Cheryl S. said...

Three wonderful and totally different card! Love the gilded leaves.

Viv said...

Lovely, the white is my favourite

Barbara-Jean said...

Those gilded leaves are spectacular!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful work! All 3 are awesome. Too hard to pick a favorite!

Deb ONeill said...

Love the clouds

Sherry said...

Absolutely love the leaf border with the gold and orange glitter.
The other 2 are great also.

Sandra Schroeder said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I just love the maple leaf die and how you used it on your cards.

Melinda Johnston said...

These are stunning.

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, the middle card with the gold flakes is just so pretty! Love the gold with the brown cardstock, the whole design is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Amante del Papel said...

My godness your cards are so beautiful, that I can't pick one like my favorite!
amantedelpapel@gmail.com

staceylovespaper said...

OMG!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your metal flake leaf card, STUNNING!!

Eileen Lucas said...

Oh my, your cards are over the top gorgeous. Love the uniqueness of the first one, nice design. The two with the leaves are both gorgeous.

sueymem said...

i love the black and white card.

Sue McRae said...

I just love the light and airy feel of your butterfly card!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow love what you did with the clouds and your second card is also so so lovely with those leaves. Thanks for sharing.

pbuandj said...

Your leaf cards are my favorites. So beautiful, and yet so different from each other! I love the gilding.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards featuring these wonderful dies... the leaves are just amazing with the gilding flakes... awesome fall colors!

Helen F. said...

All three are strikingly beautiful, Penny! The butterfly among the clouds is so calming, the maple leaf border is perfect for Fall occasions and white and black card is a stunner!

RejoicingCrafts - All about Hand Crafts said...

Strikingly beautiful!! Wow! especially I love the first card. Your bluegrey butterfly is stunning. - xoxo Yoonsun

Cortney Skerl said...

Wow! These cards are amazing! I love the dimension you've created in the butterfly card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE your gilded leaves. They are gorgeous as are your other two beautiful cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Sandra Williams said...

Love the leaf die!

Kari V. said...

Gorgeous. I love the butterfly and clouds...striking!!

Cherrie Peabody said...

So many clever ideas, you are so talented. Thank you for sharing

Taunya Butler said...

OH, my goodness!!! These three cards are outstandingly done and so classy and beautiful!! In the first one - the clouds are superb and so perfect!! And that Butterfly is truly hovering!! The two leaf cards are so gorgeous and you have added just the right details on each one!! Good for you - these are awesome!!

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