New Class! Hello & Hugs – Photo Scraps

Join me for a new workshop where we will be playing with embossing powder and ink blending to create quick and easy cards. In this class, you will create five backgrounds using various techniques that you can transform into lovely greeting cards with the addition of sentiments and die cuts from Poppy Stamps. Seats are limited – sign up today! CLASS FEE $29

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web:
Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Bring to Class

  • Waterbrush (filled with water)
  • One disposable ink blender (such as Ranger Ink Blending Tools). Do not use a blending brush.
  • Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)

Stitched Wreath by Poppy Stamps

Good morning everyone! Still working on simple holiday card designs. I had to sidetrack back to Halloween briefly – I received the new digital stamp release from Power Poppy and had to put my design team card together. More about that on Monday!

I was flipping through my die collection and came across this die from Poppy Stamps that I bought a few weeks ago at Photo Scraps. I liked it because it’s a great year round wreath – just change the colors and embellishments and you could have a wreath for any season.

I die cut the wreath image from Neenah 80# cardstock and kept all the die cut leaves so that I could color and inlay them back into the design. With some trial and error, I realized that the best way to do that would be to add a piece of double sided adhesive on the back of the die cut instead of using liquid glue to adhere each leaf. I used Easy-Cut Adhesive from iCraft (5 6×6 inch sheets per pack). I colored the leaves with a Copic marker and then picked each one up with a jewelry picker and placed the leaf back in place in the design. I added some pearl embellishments to mimic berries and paired the die cut with a red gingham design paper. The overall effect has a homespun appeal.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; Justice from the Americana Collection by Pebbles; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled
Ink: Versafine in Satin Red by Tsukineko
Dies: Stitched Wreath by Poppy Stamps; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Pearl Strips (Red & Denim) by Kaisercraft
Copics: YG07