Poppy Love

Stampin up big shot go go boots

No stamps or ink today.  Just paper, punches and dies (with a Big Shot) were needed to make this retro poppy card come alive.

Using a Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and Bigz Flower Layers with Leaf Die, I cropped out the large Kiwi poppy and funky Tangerine flower.  A large green Circle Rhinestone Brad and 1/2" circle of Chocolate Chip pull everything together in the center.

The "love" sentiment was created using Go Go Boots Alphabet Dies fashioned with Chocolate Chip Textured card stock.  The wee heart in the corner is one of Stampin' Up!'s colorful new rub-ons, Bright Delights.  The letters are layered over Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip card stock. 

The Eyelet Border Punch was responsible for the pretty detail on the Tangerine Tango Textured card stock.  TIP:  When I use Stampin' Up!'s Eyelet Border Punch and Scallop Edge Punch (not used here but similar engineering) on Textured Paper, it can leave an annoying little mark above the punched area.  The simple solution is to flip the texture side down, when you punch.  This way the textured side is perfect!

For a little more definition, I added a skinny strip of Chocolate Chip.  It seemed like it needed something.Very Vanilla is matted on a 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock.  Three green Circle Rhinestone Brads accent the bottom corner. 

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Paper:  Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango Textured Card Stock (111345, Assorted In Colors), Chocolate Chip Textured Card Stock (108697, Assorted Earth Elements), Very Vanilla (106530)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Bigz Flower Layers w/Leaf (113470), Go Go Boots Alphabet Dies (113450), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Eyelet Border Punch (113692)
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (109111, Ice), Bright Delights Rub-Ons (113887)

Go go boots

Flower layers with leaf


  1. Fun Big Shot project! It is nice to see the dies come alive on a project, because the grey images in the catalogue do not always do the dies justice…


  2. Do you use a glue pen like the 2 way glue pen?
    Love this!!!

    Hi Jodie:

    I use either a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen or a similar glue pen by Tombow. Here’s the product info on the Sakura option:

    Hugs, Mary

  3. Oh Mary…quit making such great cards! And so many of them…you are giving me a complex!! LOL Seriously, you rock!

  4. love the crisp and clean look!

  5. Love the color combination.

  6. Hi, Mary! This is terrific! Uses lots of stuff! What adhesive do you prefer when you use a slender alpha, like Go Go Boots? And do you use a ruler or something to line it up with to get it so nice and straight? I’m OC that way. LOL TFS, again.

    Hi Sue:

    I use a glue pen (available at most craft store or on-line). The tip is just like a pen and it distributes a small amount of glue on objects like the Go Go Boots letters.

    Regarding lining up the letters . . . I like your idea about the ruler. However, I just play with it a bit while the glue is drying. Eventually, it looks okay and I press it even more firmly into place. There are clear blocks with grids that could be used for anyone who doesn’t like my “eyeballing” method.

    Hugs, Mary

  7. Beautiful! Those letters are really cool.

  8. Fun card! Way retro 🙂

  9. colleen kramer

    Very cool! Great texture and color combo. You have me really digging the eyelet border punch with this card…it may have to move up on the list!

  10. Mary, Love this card, gorgeous flower and colors. Thanks for the idea!

  11. Mary, you rock! Love the card and the retro look! You are my inspiration!

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