Featured Company: Poppy Stamps – 05 27 2015


We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Poppy Stamps.

Poppy Stamps is a line of dies and rubber stamps from the creators of Memory Box. When Memory Box owners Monica and Dave Brethauer’s children, Emma and Cooper got more involved in the family business, Poppy was created as an opportunity to teach teach them the business from the ground up. Dave created the images and designs with the kids, and made them responsible for filling orders, invoicing, and shipping – a true family business. The company has grown over the years and now has employees who handle day to day operations. Poppystamps offers a large selection of intricate dies and backgrounds with the same quality you have come to expect from Memory Box with new releases several times a year. The newest introduction to the product offering is clear stamps with companion dies.

Poppy Stamps’ website, blog and other social media links
Poppy Stamps  Website:  http://www.poppystamps.com
Poppy Stamps Blog (we have a monthly challenge)    http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

This week we are giving away 2 clear stamp sets “Into the Words” and “A Fox Tale” with matching companion dies. (Details at the end of the post.)

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Poppy Stamps Designer – Jeane Jachna

Today we welcome Jeane Jachna. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Jeane’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

JeaneJachnaProfilePic-250W-05272015Hi! I’m Jeanne Jachna. I’m a married, stay at home mom of two young adults, and one very active Akita puppy. I live in Northwest Indiana near Chicago.  I like to read, garden, and cook, but I have been completely captivated by paper crafting. I can’t resist a new set of stamps, bling, big bows and colorful paper. I love to layer on lots of die cuts and mix different patterned papers together. My time crafting is a sweet escape and a fun way to express myself.

Running Behind

A watercolor background created by smooshing Peerless watercolors.  Images stamped in Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers. Images are die cut with Poppystamps  companion dies and adhered with adhesive foam tape.






I created a  blended distress ink (Ranger) background, sprinkled water drops and let dry.  Images stamped in Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers. Image is die cut with companion dies and adhered with adhesive foam tape.




Happy Camper

I stamped the tent in Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers. Next I covered the tent image with masking fluid. I die cut a border and used it as a mask to create the grass  (bottom half) with distress ink. When the ink was set I  stamped the tree image, colored it with Copic Markers, and again applied masking fluid following manufacturer directions. I die cut a cloud border and used it as a mask to create the sky with distress ink. When the ink was set I removed the masking fluid, and added more Copic color to the tent and tree. When the The fox and campfire were stamped and colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the companion die set, and adhered with adhesive foam tape. The tree was fussy cut and adhered flat to the project.





All projects finished size 4.25 x 5.5″ and created specifically for this post.

Running Behind: Poppystamps  Clear Cling Stamps “Into The Words”, “A Fox Tale”,  Dies:  Poppystamps “A Fox Tale” Companion Dies, Spellbinder Standard Circles Die, Watercolor Paper Canson 140#, Peerless Watercolors, Memento Ink, Copic Markers.

Idea: Poppystamps  Clear Cling Stamps “Into The Words”, “A Fox Tale”, Dies:  Poppystamps “A Fox Tale” Companion Dies, Ranger Distress Ink, Memento Ink, Copic Markers

Happy Camper: Poppystamps  Clear Cling Stamps “Into The Words”, “A Fox Tale”, Dies: Poppystamps “A Fox Tale” Companion Dies, Masks created with Poppystamps “Stitched Landscapes” and “Puffy Cloud Border” dies. Ranger Distress Ink, Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Jeane Jachna for her fabulous project and Poppy Stamps for sharing their company with us. To see more of Jeane’s works and projects for some inspiration visit her on the following:

Blog A Kept Life:  http://akeptlife.blogspot.com

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!

64 replies on “Featured Company: Poppy Stamps – 05 27 2015”

  1. I love this set! The little foxes are so cute. And I must have the matching dies.

  2. LOVE PoppyStamps! That fox set is just the cutest! Fabulous cards and GO PoppyStamps ♥♥

  3. For the love of CUTE! I just love those little foxes and that clock, what a great idea! The water colored backgrounds are wonderful. I would have never thought of trying that but I think I will try now. It’s really, really nice. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Such cute cards and I love
    that fox! Great designs on
    all of these.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Love the Poppy Stamps story and how it started as family time. Wonderful creations by Jeanne too. This foxy collection is so cute.

  6. Those foxes are absolutely adorable!!! What cute cards, too, I love the clock!

  7. Absolutely adorable set! I love the die cuts to go with stamps and cute sayings.

  8. What cute projects- love the “I’m running behind” – so creative! And loving the new sets- super fun!!!

  9. What a fun and super cute set with matching dies – and the word set would be so handy!! Thanks for sharing such great cards and for giving us the chance to win!! Super fun!!

  10. They’re all so sweet, but I fell in love with the running behind card!!! Fantastic!!!

  11. That is the cutest stamp set and the team did an wonderful presentation !!!! Too cute!!!

  12. What wonderful cards!!!
    I love these stamps & dies. It was great to learn more about the company and I love how they involved their children from the ground up.

  13. Such adorable cards & stamps! Especially love the first one-what a cute idea 😉 Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Oh yay, another amazing designer to follow!!!! Jeanne, your projects are so cute and clever!! Fantastic work on all three cards, and the Poppy Stamps images are ADORABLE! And to Andrea – I didn’t know Poppy Stamps’s parent company was Memory Box! Makes so much sense now.. I kept wondering why their packaging was so similar, but never looked into it. .. Thank you for always providing your readers such great info about this industry 🙂

  15. I know Poppystamp and I have some of their dies . it’s a little bit difficult to purchase Poppystamp’s dies in Italy because they are not so much known. but whie I find some dies, I buy immediately!
    I love this fox die and stamp: hope to be lucky and win it
    thany you

  16. I love Jeanne’s cards! These new stamps and dies are adorable! Thank you, Poppystamps and Paper Crafter’s Library! You’re awesome!

  17. Oh my word Jeanne what adorable cards!!! These are ALL so CUTE! You do great work. I love these stamps you’ve used. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Love the Poppy Stamps and your fox card is sooooo cute. Well, I should say all of the designs. Don’t know which one I like better. Jeanne’s site is wonderful. She is very creative. Thanks for including her in your blog. She is an compliment to the crafting world.

    Dianne Bell – Sewpro02@aol.com

  19. Love the watercolor backgrounds on these darling cards. My favorite card is the “running behind” card. Probably because that kind of describes me – always running behind, lol. Well done!

  20. lov that running behind card! have never seen anything quite like it! very cool!

  21. Love these products and Jeanne’s work! What inspiring products, and an inspiring story – a true family business, run with love, care and creativity! It’s stories and products just like this that are some of the things that inspire me to work on my papercrafts everyday! Great work Jeanne and Poppystamps!

  22. Love the foxy cards, especially the running a
    little behind one. Great designs and coloring 🙂

  23. I LOVE Poppy Stamps!!! I have been following Jeane and all the Designers at PS for quite some time now. I LOVE animals and I have this set. I was so fun and cute to work with that I ordered the other 3 animal sets and the matching dies. They are all adorable.
    My hats off to Jeane and the DT. Awesome work!
    Thanks to PCL too for sharing such wonderful companies on their site!!!

  24. It is so nice to learn how the Poppystamps company came to be! I love all things Poppystamps and Memory Box!!!

  25. Totally in love with these stamp sets and the dies are a great bonus!!! Please let me be the lucky winner this time as I NEED these so bad!!! Fingers crossed!

  26. This is such a cute set…love the little fox images and the cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Oh what adorable stamp sets and the cards are so bright and fun Love it! I have never heard of Poppy stamps I think I will poppy over and take a look!

  28. Great cards! I especially love the running behind- beautifully done as well as creative and fun!

  29. Oh my gosh, these cards are all so adorable. My favorite is the one with foxes running around the clock! Clever and cute…and fun!

  30. These stamps and dies are a wonderful prize and I LOVE the card, Running Behind. That little fox is adorable in any setting but this design is so eye-catching and fun!

  31. Love the circle of foxes running around the clock. Clever idea.
    All of the projects are great.
    thanks for sharing and for offering a wonderful prize

  32. These are all so cute. Great stamps and dies. Love the happy camper card….it would be perfect for my grandson who is a Boy Scout.

  33. Love your cards … both in design and coloring. The colors are rich and vibrant. Focal images? Who can go wrong when using Poppy Stamps and their matching dies? Thank you for sharing your artwork.

  34. These foxes are so cute! Love the clock card, reminds me of my usual day))

  35. These cards are delightfully creative. Love the various background
    techniques applied. Personally, I was not aware of this company.
    This is a fantastic introduction to such wonderful products.
    Thanks for sharing. Cheers

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