Sat 21

Halloween Costume Cats
by Nancy Penir


Happy Saturday, everyone! It's getting close to Halloween, and I just finished a new card going to a friend's children.


I said it before, I LOVE the Halloween Costume Cats stamps and dies! They just tickle with their sweet little grins.


All my kitty die cuts were copic colored. Border cut from glitter paper & Oak Leaf Oval Collage cut and colored too.

Shaker elements: Buttons Galore and More Spooky Fun.


What little one doesn't love an interactive shaker?

Hope you enjoyed today's Poppy Post, and got some ideas for Halloween cards.

Have a great weekend!

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Fri 20

Pumpkin & Ghost
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, my Halloween! card today, not something I normally make, out of my comfort zone this one.


Love these cute ghost by Poppystamps, they cut out in a frame, I have removed them! so they float from  Swirl Pumpkins, these I have coloured with Distress Oxide inks..markers and yellow stickles glitter.


Frame I have used inner "Brilliant Leaf Frame" cutaway outer leaves from the bottom section..  with outer cut "Pointed Rectangles"  wrong side strips of foam tape underneath for depth. dont you just love these "Dangling Spiders".


"Hip Halloween Circle Frame" used for text card shadowed with white..


Finished with black Crooked fence.. pearls for spiders ..glossy accents ghost eyes and wooden spider from my stash.

Finished card 5.3/4"x 6.3/4"

Thank you for stopping by Pam.

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Thu 19

Spooky Night
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Everybody!

We are SO happy you could join us today for another spooky Halloween scene! This new Halloween collection has so many fun little dies that work together so well, our design team can't put them down! We are creating a collection of spooky scenes that shows off our own unique styles. What will you create?!


I created a bright and colorful Halloween scene, starting with the Creepy Forest Collage, then adding the Doodle Jack O' Lanterns, Bat Ring, Crooked Fence, and Mr. Batty. It's amazing how many ways you can combine this group of dies to create something new!



Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Wed 18

Challenge Reminder - Masquerade
by Jeanne Jachna

I hope you're playing along with our current challenge!   This month the theme is Masquerade!  Doesn't that sound perfect for Halloween?   Your project can be for any occasion (I just love Halloween LOL!)   

10-17 copy A "Masquerade" is defined as a false show or pretense.  Halloween is a time when we dress up in costumes and pretend to be the characters we dress up as.  Many times this involves a "Mask" to conceal our identities.   We want you to create a project using a mask.  Masking is very popular in stamping - covering previously stamped areas with a mask and doing more stamping over the masked image.  Masking is also a great way to cover a stamped image and add background color.    Another type of mask is a STENCIL that masks areas allowing you to add ink where you like.  The choice is yours, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image on your project.

Here's what I made...

I started by die cutting a circle from a post it note.  I have the ones that are sticky end to end - not just a strip at the top. 

I used the negative of the die cut to ink up the moon on a sheet of white card stock.   I used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed.
Next I removed the negative mask and put the circle die cut over the yellow inked moon.  I covered the rest of the card stock panel with Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.   I left some white at the bottom of the panel for my sentiment.   When I was happy with the ink coverage I splattered the panel with water, and then a splatter of white ink.  When everything was dry I removed the mask from the moon and added more Squeezed Lemonade around the moon to give it a glowing effect.

Next I stamped some bats from Halloween Costume Cats stamp set over the moon.   I also stamped the happy halloween sentiment along the bottom of the panel.
I added die cut birch trees in shades of purple and the kitties and pumpkins from the Costume Cats stamp set.
The stamp set has a coordinating die set that makes cutting all the images a breeze.  I adhered the images with adhesive foam tape to add more dimension.  I positioned the kitties holding hands!   You should always have a buddy when your trick or treating! 
I sure hope you join us for the challenge!  Its a fun way to try something new, get ideas for projects and you just might win a $20 gift certificate to the store!   You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the challenge badge in the top right column of the blog or on the tab at the top of the page!   We love to see what you make!

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Mon 16

Trick or Treat
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Ok, I don't celebrate in México Halloween but I like so much!!!! jiji 

This is a Booooh card!!!! This means a creepy carddddd jiji Look!!!!


I have prepared a dark background with watercolors!!!


How cute are all my elements!!!! I'm scared but I smile jijiji


I added a Crooked Fence and a beautiful edge!!!!


I created my little scene with the adorable new Halloween Diecuts and stamps from Poppy!!!!!!! 


I had so much fun doing this card!!!!!

Happy Halloween and Feliz Día de Muertos amigas!!!! :)

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Sun 15

You've Got This!
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  Today I have a tri-fold card to share!  The front has a simple round window showing a fish in the background.  The fish has a bright red sparkle on its cheek.  

When the card is opened, it shows that fish leading the school, with "you've got this" along the bottom. The star bubble adds to the overall feel of accomplishment and the sentiment stamp is perfect for "confident encouragement!"  


When the fish panel is opened, there is room for writing on the inside, and I like how the writing will be kept hidden when on display.  

Using the I'm a Narwhal Stamp Set, the fish were created by stamping the single fish several times to create the school. The bubbles, star, and sentiment are also part of the set.  I then colored the fish with Copic markers.  A tiny bit of "chunky-yet-super-sparkly" glitter was added to each fish cheek so they really do flash like a fin in the light. To create some dimension, Glossy Accents was added to each fish and also the bubbles. 

The water background was created using distress oxide inks, but wanted it to look very light and not overpowering, so it was just lightly sponged on.  No water was added - the dimension was picked up from using a sponge.


The front pattern was made with an embossing folder.


I've created a video that shows each step of creating this fun, simple card!  


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Sat 14

Creepy Forest Scene
byJeanne Jachna

I hope you're having a great day!   Halloween is creeping up fast and I thought I'd make a scary scene to share today! 

I started with the Creepy Forest Collage die! It's my favorite from the new fall release.  I love that branch with the curled end beckoning you to come closer!   Even the leaf cutouts around the edges resemble eyes watching you! 
I added a big full moon inside the frame created by layering three circle die cuts.  The Stitched Hills die are cut from purple cardstock.
Whenever I make a card with a scene I think it's so important to add lots of details.  They bring the card to life.  The Doodle Jack O Lanterns have yellow light shining from inside, and there are leaves rustling in the wind.
Bats are emerging from their daytime slumber and there's even a creepy spider hanging out in the tree!   So frightfully fun! 
I choose most of the colors for the contrast they would have against the black frame.  The orange sky provides great contrast and still works with the Halloween theme of the card. 
Have a fantastic day! I hope you find time to create something beautiful! 
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Fri 13

Foggy Night
by Olga Direktorenko

This Halloween shadow box cards has lots of layers. 
Watch the video to learn how to create a layered scene, use a fun technique to make the Moon, adapt your dies to your project and hide the layers of foam visible from the side of the card!

Foggy Night 1

Foggy Night 2

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Thu 12

Dies Only Halloween Silhouette Images
by Rebecca Keppel

Rk poppystamps halloween silhouette images dies only card

I wanted to see how some of the new Poppystamps Halloween looked, so I grabbed a piece of black cardstock and cut a bunch out. I realized that they would make a great card as silhouette images over orange cardstock. So, this card is essentially ALL die cutting with no stamping. It comes together very quickly and could easily be mass produced too.

Rk poppystamps halloween silhouette images dies only card2

If you would like to see how I pulled the design together, check out the video below: 

Are you making Halloween cards this year? I would love to hear all about them!

Thanks for stopping by!

:) Rebecca


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Wed 11

Challenge Reminder: Masquerade
by Nancy Penir


Hello, Poppy Friends! Nancy here, reminding you there's a challenge going on and we'd love to see what you do.

Here's some inspiration for our theme this month, 'Masquerade'.


I just can't get enough of these adorable cats, in their Halloween costumes. 


Everything for my card was stamped first and then die cut. The dies make it easy to align the images perfectly. A little washi tape holds the image in place while you run it through the die cut machine.


Here's where the masquerade magic happens. I die cut the Creepy Forest Collage out of vellum card stock and lightly sprayed the back with repositionable spray mount. Securing the die cut on black cardstock, I then sponge inked the window cut with my white ink.


I went especially heavy around the middle branch, creating a foggy moon.

Then I stamped the bats in black. The sentiment, also from Halloween Costume Cats, was white embossed.When I was happy with my placement of the costumed cats and pumpkins, they were glued down.

I hope you'll give the challenge a try. There's always gc for the winner, and we all love seeing your posts!

Happy crafting, and Happy Halloween!

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