Wednesday 21 February 2024

Stampin' Up! Poppy Parade


This week, is week  41 in the Colour Creations blog hop and this week we continue our journey through the existing Stampin' Up! core colours, working in alphabetical order. This week our feature colour is  Poppy Parade, a member of the Brights family of colours and a vibrant red colour as the name suggests.

Once again I am having a play with some of the beautiful new products from the current mini catalogue and also one of the freebies that you can earn during Saleabration when you spend $90 or more. In this case though it was actually a bundle of stamp set and Embossing folder when you spend $180.

I have chosen to feature the Hooray For Surprises bundle for my card and teamed Poppy Parade with Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.

The flowers have been stamped in Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo onto white card and then die cut using the matching die from the Hooray For Surprises dies. To add dimension they have been popped up on dimensionals. I ahve added some Wink of Stella to the flowers but it was too hard to photograph and all it appears to have done on the Poppy Parade flower is make the ink bleed rather than add shimmer.

The leaves behind have been die cut also using one of the dies from the same set, using Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock. Underneath all of this is some Silver Simply Elegant Trim.

This arrangement has been mounted onto a piece of white cardstock that has been dry embossed using the Saleabration Softly Sophisticated Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is also from the Hooray For Surprises stamp set and has been embossed in white onto Poppy Parade card and then backed with some Flirty Flamingo card. Both have been die cut using one of the Thoughtful Expressions dies (also another new product from the mini).

Finally I have added a few Basic Pearls that have been coloured using a Poppy Parade Stampin Blend and then mounted all of this onto Flirty Flamingo card and finally Poppy Parade card. 

For the inside of the card I have used a smaller floral die also from the Hooray For Surprises dies, using Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo card. The leaves like the outside are in Old Olive. 

The sentiment is also from the stamp set Hooray For Surprises and has been stamped in Poppy Parade. 

Next in tonight's blog hop our the talented host Cathy Proctor . I look forward to seeing this week's beautiful creation.  

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As always enjoy your week.




  1. Such nice use of colour, and white space, T. Poppy Parade looks spectacular against all that white. I hadn't noticed the foliage in the Hooray For Surprises Dies; it's lovely! Beautiful card.

  2. Beautiful, bright card Theresa, the Flirty Flamingo flower looks wonderful with Poppy Parade

  3. This is a lovely flower and you've allowed it to be the star here Theresa.

  4. Poppy Parade and White are such striking colours together. They really bounce off each other so well Theresa.

  5. Oh wow, that flowers are so vibrant and stunning against the white embossed background. I hadn't even noticed this bundle, but boy, you sure have done an amazing job with it. Fantastic, Theresa.

  6. Gorgeous card Theresa, great choice to use flirty flamingo, love how they look on the embossed background! I missed those leave dies too. I will need to investigate!