Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Poppies for Memorial Day

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week I'm excited to be your host. With Memorial Day just a few days away, the challenge is to create a project using poppies.  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day set aside to remember and honor those men and women who died while serving their country in the military.  The poppy was inspired by the World War I poem, "In Flanders Fields" written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

Stamp Sets:  Painted Poppy (Altenew), Pick A Pennant (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Poppy Seed, Guava, Lime Zest, Peapod (Taylored Expressions)
Distress Ink:  Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Poppy Parade (Stampin' Up!), Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Painted Poppy Dies (Altenew), Raged-edged Dies (Unknown)
Other:  White Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Sunday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. Beautiful card Marsha...I love poppies and have several poppy 'heads in my gardens right now, just waiting to bloom! I love your challenge theme and it will be fun to see all the pretty poppies in our challenge!

    1. Thanks, Diane! Poppies are one of my favorites and I like that they are used to remind of the our fallen heroes.

  2. We put the same poem in our blog Marsha, what a coincidence! Thanks so much for this theme as I really enjoyed discovering the significance of the poppy as a memorial symbol. And your card is a perfect memorial card, so beautiful and dignified. Hugs, Gwendolyn

    1. Thanks, Gewndolyn! I saw that. This poem was one I had to memorize for an English class.

  3. Beautiful card, Marsha! I really love it and appreciate the information about the history of poppies for Memorial Day!