It’s the end of the Peaceful Poppies week on my blog and I saved the best for last…..a Poppy Sampler. I’ve really fallen in love with this set of Designer Series Papers. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it at the beginning….so much Poppy Parade color! But the more you cut the paper, and see it on cards, the prettier it gets.
Normally my samplers have lots of stamping…something different stamped in every block, but with the restrictions of “social distancing” and making my class projects into “Kits to Go”, I realized that I needed to do something a little different. I couldn’t expect all my stampers to have all the multiple stamp sets, not to mention inks and dies. But then inspiration hit….let the paper shine. So that’s what I did.
The finished size of this sampler is 9″ x 9″. It can be put into a 9″ x 9″ frame like I did above, but you can also add one of the other pieces from the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Papers as a 12″ x 12″ background and it will slip right into a 12″ x 12″ Shadowbox Frame like this:
And if you change the background paper, the Sampler changes it’s look too! When the background is the solid Poppy Parade piece, the entire sampler takes on that color and you see predominantly Poppy Parade.
But when the background is the what I’ll called “Polka Dot Blackberry Bliss piece, that color really shines through and the Poppy Parade takes a back set. What a difference it makes!
Here are the two side by side so you can really see the change.
I did add a few die cut pieces….the letters in the middle square: hope along with a few flower buds and the poppy in the corner. This week-end we will celebrate Memorial Day – a day to honor and mourn those who died during the Civil War, but has come to honor all men and women who have died while serving in the U.S Military. The poppy is often used as a symbol of remembrance originally for those who died during World War I. The red of the poppy symbolizes the blood that was shed and the green leaf represents the grass and growth of crops and future prosperity….a promise of hope. The leaf is to be positioned at the 11th hour – to remember the formal ending of World War I — at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month —the day we traditionally celebrate Veteran’s Day. And now I am done with my history lesson.
If you would like to make this sampler, these are the supplies that you will need:
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 9″ x 9″
- Blackberry Bliss Cardstock – Cut 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut nine pieces 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
- Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper – various pieces – cut nine 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″, plus die cut a flower background using the solid Poppy Parade colored piece
- Whisper White Cardstock – scraps for the letters: h o p e
- Poppy Parade Cardstock – scraps for One flower outline and two flower buds
- Daffodil Delight Cardstock – scrap for flower center
- Old Olive Cardstock – Scraps for 2 sets of leaves and two flower bud stem/leaves.
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Hand Lettered Prose dies
- Poppy Moments Dies
Click below to get a FREE tutorial with all the measurements and directions for assembly
Also check out my Facebook page here: Pat’s Card Corner I’ll be doing a Facebook Live on Friday, May 22nd to show you how to put this sampler together. It is so easy and fast too! I think the part that takes the longest is is cutting the pieces.
Ok….and now a test of your powers of observation….what’s different about the first photo of the sampler and all the rest? I’ll give you a HUGE hint….when you don’t like what you see after you are finished….you take your sampler out of the frame and do a little rearranging of the squares.
THE PEACEFUL POPPIES DESIGNER SERIES PAPER IS RETIRING JUNE 2nd!
f you haven’t purchased those items, don’t miss out they are only available until June 2nd or while supplies last! The papers are more beautiful in person than in the catalog (or website) and make beautiful cards and home decor projects (I’ll be sharing that on Friday).
If you’d like to see the other items that are retiring, check out the links below for the list:
The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is available to order!
What is a Paper Pumpkin Kits? Each kit contains everything you need – papers, cards, envelopes, embellishments, ink and yes…directions…to complete that month’s projects. It’s a suprise every month, but I can give you a few hints of what is inside June’s Kit. It’s a box full of goodness….and sunshine!
June’s kit includes supplies for eight handmade cards (2 each of 4 designs) and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer…A Sunshine Box!. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine! You can watch the video about the Sunshine Kit HERE
Remember… June 10th is the deadline to order the SUNSHINE PAPER PUMPKIN KIT! For more information or to Sign up click HERE.
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