Monday, September 5, 2016

Sunflower Collage Sheet

Our New collage sheet full of beautiful sunflowers with tones of gold, green, and
magenta.  Add your own sentiment and create cards, scrapbook pages and gift tags from these images.  


http://www.poppyhilldesigns.com/CollageSheetsCard.html

You will receive a 8.5” x 11” .pdf document.  Print as many times as you wish.  To ensure accurate sizing print at 100% not “fit to page”.  Download done at time of purchase.  Here's what's included:

7 images total in the following sizes:

1 ea 3.25” square,
1 ea 2.5" square,
2 ea 1.5” squares,
1 ea 3.5” x 2.75 rectangle
2 ea 2.75” x 3.5” rectangles


Click here to purchase.

Here's some cards made from this collage sheet.

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Gift Tag

For more information click here to visit our website.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

NEW Swirls-N-Twirls Collage Sheets

A departure from our usual kaleidoscope themed collage sheets this collection has radiant colors swirling with beautiful strands of light.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a download item and consists of a 2 page 8.5" x 11" pdf document.
 
Page 1 consists of 2 each 1" circles and squares.
Page 2 consists of 1 each 1.5" of the circles and squares.

Here's a closer look!


























 
 
Print these as many times as you wish to create your own jewelry, cards, and scrapbook embellishments, etc. 

Click on over to our website for more information. 
 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Vinyl Key Fobs for Machine Embroidery

When designing new items I try to think of multiple ways that they can be utilized.  This new embroidery project is a great example of that.

We used several kaleidoscopes from the "Kaleidoscope Collage Sheets" to make these machine embroidered key fobs.


Making your own custom key fob has never been easier.  With a few pieces of colored and clear vinyl and your own photo you can stitch out gorgeous, one of a kind key fobs from a single design file.

These key fobs are stitched entirely in the hoop then folded over and adhered together to complete the design, no snap button required.

Customize the center with your favorite kaleidoscope or photo measuring 1.5” x 1.5” that will be protected by a clear piece of vinyl stitched on top.  



These are quick and easy to make and include detailed instructions with photos guiding you through the whole process. A 5" x 7" hoop or larger is required.

Also available as a circle.



The finished key fob measures approx. 3.5” x 2.5”.

Click here to find out more.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Heart Swirl Machine Embroidery Design Freebie

The other day I was designing a Valentine Day card cutting file and came up with this cute heart swirl design.  I exported the vector file from my cutting program and into my machine embroidery digitizing software to create this cute heat embroidery file .... and I'm giving it away for FREE.

Heart designs are popular all year round giving this design lots of potential uses.

To download please click here.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sweetheart

Growing up I always associated Valentine's Day with the sweetheart candy, with that as my inspiration I came up with this cute machine embroidery design:

Sweetheart Mug Rug (In The Hoop)















This project requires an embroidery machine with a 6" x 10" hoop and is made completely in the hoop.  2 heart applique hearts with sentiments and a beautifully stippled background.





















Make it your own by changing the fabrics for the background and hearts and if you have embroidery software you can even change out the sentiments.

This would be a great project for the home or office.  Finished size is 9.5" x 5.5"

Visit us at: poppyhilldesigns.com for more information on this great pattern.

Valentine's Day ... are you feeling the love?

Valentine's Day is coming up soon, do you need some inspiration?  Check out our NEW Passionate Pink Collage sheets.





















This is a printable product that you can use as many times as you wish.  The kaleidoscopes come in 2 sizes - 1" and 1.5".  Use to make unique jewelry, cards, scrapbook page embellishments and much more.

Here's an example of a necklace made using the 1" kaleidoscope.  Doesn't this look really cute with a coordinating scarf.  Add the pendant to a longer chain and dress up a sweater and jeans look .... so many options.





















If you enjoy card making here's an example of a Valentine card made using the 1.5" squares.


















Visit our website to find out more about this collage sheet set and the others with offer: www.poppyhilldesigns.com

Saturday, January 9, 2016

English Toffee Recipe

Although the holidays are over I thought I'd post one of my favorite family recipes for English Toffee.  This is something I make only at the holidays and everyone looks forward to it.


Here's the recipe for this delicious treat, sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

English Toffee

1 lb of butter (2 sticks)
1 cup of white sugar
3 tablespoons of water
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 bag of chocolate chips (light or dark)
1 cup of chopped nuts, I used a mixture of nuts
¼ cup of nuts finely chopped

You will need a candy thermometer for this recipe.  Make sure you have everything prepared before you begin as you will have to act quickly once the toffee comes to temperature.

Using a medium size sturdy saucepan melt the butter, sugar, and water on medium heat stirring slowly, don’t melt too fast as this can cause the butter to separate.

Clip your candy thermometer to the side of the pot and continue to stir the mixture until it reaches 300O degrees, this will take 20 minutes or so.  Remove from the heat and quickly stir in the vanilla, then the nuts.

Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and spread out to desired thickness.

Take the bag of chocolate chips and sprinkle on top of the toffee mixture then place another cookie sheet on top, make sure it’s not touching the chocolate.  After 5 minutes remove the cookie sheet and the chocolate should be very soft and melted, spread evenly over the toffee and sprinkle the finely chopped nuts on top. 

Place in the fridge to cool for at least 3 or 4 hours, longer is better.  Once the toffee and chocolate have hardened you can break it into bite size pieces.

Enjoy.