Stamp Set Pleasant Poppies

Pleasant Poppies Easel card

I have received questions asking me how I made this card.  Here's another card using the same easel fold and I've included some basic directions.



Here is what the base of the card looks like.

Easel diagram1. Card base measures 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2".  

2.Cut a slit starting at the 5-1/2" fold down each side, 1" in from the edge.  

3. Cut 2  3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series paper and layer them on to the 1" panels.

4. cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and attach it to the inside of the card.

5.  Adhere the 1" strips to the inside of the card.

Easel card 12 way

6.  Cut 2  2" x 2-1/2" pieces of Designer Series Paper.  Attach one to each section of the center panel.

7.  Cut out the largest oval  framleit.  Stamp and color, then layer on to the scallop oval .  Attach the Oval with Stampin' Dimensional to the bottom section of the center piece.  Do not put any adhesive above the fold line.

8. Attach the Modern Label to the inside of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Place the label about 1-3/4"  from the bottom edge of the card.

Pleasant Poppies easel card side open

I hope this will help you make your own easel card.  If you have any questions please leave me a comment or send me an email.

Supplies Used:  

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Pleasant Poppies in Summer Starfruit

 I am still in a Pleasant Poppies kind of mood and I also want to show you more of the Stitched Satin ribbon that you can receive FREE with a $40 purchase in September.    Who doesn't love some free ribbon?   

Pleasant Poppies Summer Starfruit

I am also pretty taken with the Woodgrain embossing folder.  I think after the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder it might just be my favorite.  It looks really elegant and does not have to be used with just "woodsy" colors.   I have to admit that for a while I was stuck and only used it with "woodsy" colors and then I saw it embossed on Whisper White card stock and it was gorgeous.  Watch out you will be seeing it a lot in the days to come.

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  VersaMark, Summer Starfruit, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pool Party, Basic Black and Basic Gray, Sahara Sand
Paper: Very Vanilla,  Summer Starfruit, Basick Black, First Edition DSP, In Color DSP paper stack, Watercolor Paper
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window
Big Shot: Woodgrain EF, Labels Collection Framelits
Extras: Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitcehd Satin ribbon, Black embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Aqua Painter

That is it for today! I need to get back to  working on my projects for an event in Spokane WA on October 20th!  It is going to be a fun afternoon of Christmas crafting!  If you live in the area be sure to save the date and come and craft with us.   Contact me for all the details. It is going to be a super fun day of Christmas crafting and you will not want to miss it!


Pleasant Poppies and Marina Mist Polka Dot Parade

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Here in the Pacific Northwest it was a beautiful day.  My brother-in-law is visiting us from Florida and he always says we live in paradise.  I am not sure he would feel that way if he came to visit us in January but for right now, he is right.   While we waited for him to arrive I spent a little time in my stamp room.  I wanted to do some coloring.  It has been an intense few days and I find coloring to be relaxing and almost meditative. 

Pleasant Poppies and Marina Mist polka Dot parade

I used a combination of Marina Mist and Midnight Muse to color the poppies.   You see that lovely ribbon?  Starting today, you get a FREE spool of 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon with every $40 purchase.   This ribbon is soft and supple and a dream to tie. 

Pleasant Poppies and Marina Mist polka Dot parade ribbon

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Petite Pairs
Ink: VersaMark, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive, Sahara Sand Stampin' Write markers
Paper: Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Punches: 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle
Big Shot: Woodgrain embossing folder
Extras: Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon, Black embossing powder, heat gun, Aqua Painter

Are you wondering how I  stamped just part of the stamp?  

Pleasant Poppies and Marina Mist polka Dot parade stamp

I use post it notes or scrap paper and cover up the parts of the stamp I do not want inked.  I ink the part of the image I want and  when I am ready to stamp i take the post it away and then stamp.

I also made this card in another color and I will post that to my Facebook page.   Enjoy your weekend and if you are ready for some FREE ribbon be sure to visit my online store and place your order.


CPC Pleasant Poppies Notes & Tote!

When I first started stamping I used to heat emboss all the time!  I loved watching the embossing powder melt like magic before my eyes and always loved the pretty end result!  For some reason I haven’t embossed for a while, but this project gives me a good reason to get out my embossing powders and heat tool!  The cute little tote is filled with six embossed note cards and envelopes.  It’s perfect for gift giving or as a class, club or camp project!  Warm up your heat tool and have fun making this one!

Pleasant Poppies Notes & Tote

This pretty project comes to you designed by Leena!  To get the instructions for Leena’s project, just subscribe to July!  And if you have a chance, please leave Leena a comment on her project! 

Pleasant Poppies in Pretty in Pink

Today's card is another one from my class in June.  I couldn't think of a clever class  title so I called it Some of My Favorite Things.  We used lots of new stamps and accesories and if we are talking about favorite things you know the Pleasant Poppies stamp definitely would have to be used.  

Pleasant Poppies june 2012 class

It is a pretty simple card.  I wanted the beauty of the image to shine through.  

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Blooming with Kindness, Four Frames
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Wild Wasabi , Whisper White Craft Ink
Paper: Whisper Whtie, Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink
Punches: Decorative Label 
Extras: White Embossing powder, Aqua Painter, Dazzling Details, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon

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Pleasant Poppies

Did you know that poppies can be almost any color?  In fact at the Rhododendron Garden in Federal Way, WA you can see blue poppies!  I missed them this year but will be sure to see them next year.  Even knowing that there are many colors of poppies I still  think of them as orangey-reddish, don't you?   

Pleasant Poppies rasp rip front jpg

Today i bring you Pleasant Poppies in Pretty in Pink and Raspberry Ripple.  Pleasant Poppies is a big background stamp.  In the new Stampin' Up! catalog you can get selected background stamps in the clear-mount option!  I think that is a winner!  Not only is it less expensive but I have a use for block size F!  

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Blooming with Kindness
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple,  Midnight Muse In Color DSP stack, Watercolor paper
Extras: Aqua Painter, Vintage Faceted buttons, Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon 

Pleasant Poppies rasp rip ribbon

I wanted you to see the gorgeous faceted buttons.  These are beautiful and really add  some elegance to your projects.  Also the stitched satin ribbon is just so easy to work with and just plain yummy!  I cheated here and tied a bow with the Raspberry Ripple ribbon and attached it to the button with a glue dot. 

Pleasant Poppies rasp rip side view

I stamped the Pleasant Poppies on the inside of the card.  It looks wonderful as a focal point and also as a background.  

It is a beaurtiful day and after i go for my walk i will be in the craft room getting ready for a weekend of stamping fun!  I might have to take my paper cutter out to the back porch so I can enjoy the sunshine while I cut paper.  Have a creative day and be sure to tell me about it!