Monday, July 05, 2010

Poppy pods for printing...

I'm scheduling this post today because I intend to be horseback starting at about 5:30 a.m. and I don't know when I'll be back.  This way you'll have time to start making your own poppy pod prints or other natural prints so I can come see what cool things you've been making by the time I get back!

Sunday afternoon, I went out to the flower beds to nip off the big poppy seed pods so the other flowering plants could have a chance to shine.  After I cut them off, I noticed the amazing pattern at the top of the seed pod. "Ding, ding, ding!"  A natural stamp is born!

I took the pods in to the kitchen table and dragged out my stamp pads, blank note cards, some card stock and went to printing.  I used black ink and a multi-colored pad to see what I liked.  I liked both!  These are really easy to do and leave a very symmetrical print that I love.  Now I'll be looking at all the seed pods in my garden to see if any of them might make nice stamping prints.

Book marks and note cards!


  1. How miraculous! I love them! And of course I love R-E-A-D stamped on the lovely poppy bookmarks. You go, cowgirl! Take some pictures and have someone take some photos of you on your nice horse, okay?

  2. These look great, Jody. I've never seen poppy pods before (hey, that is fun to say: poppy pod, poppy pod).

  3. Wow! That's pretty darn cool Jody! And on the subject of flowers, I checked my hollyhocks today and it looks like some of the blossoms are dried out? Some are still green so I'm hopeful -- just waiting to see what happens here -- it's all so new to me!

  4. You are so creative. What a great idea! Even kids can do this and it would be a cool library craft!
    Just love it!
    Thanks for the inspiration and....
    Love the added features on your blog....proof that many readers come here to be inspired!
    Keep up the good work!

  5. So darn *CUTE* is right! Creative lady you are! I love the bright colors! :)


  6. This is awesome! No poppy pods here though or I would be jumping to do that!
    I just turned to look out my window thinking some birds were singing there and it's your blog birds!!!

  7. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing Jody, now I am off for a nature walk ;)

    Have a blessed day!

  8. Wow, what a great idea! Clever you! LOVE how it turned out nice! :)

  9. What a clever (and lovely) idea!

  10. (Such cute little ducks here too!) This is such a good ides here, simple but it makes much a lovely stamp...very cool! :D

  11. I'm so amazed you made these with poppy seeds--lovely!


  12. Super Cute! Isn't it amazing what you can do if you just look round and start noticing the delightful detail of everyday-ness! Thanks for the great idea!

  13. I love all your sweet comments. Thank you for popping in to read about poppy pod prints!! I hope you try it or try to find other pods and natural things to make prints.


  14. Those are some honkin' poppy pods!~ I have never seen them that big!

    They do make perfect stampers :-)

  15. I'm late, but just wanted to say that I love them too. They're almost like tie-dye T-shirt patterns!

    I like your bird sounds, too. Not too distracting, very peaceful, and appropriate to the subject matter of your blog. No doubt here that they're not outside my window, though. We only get pigeons and House Sparrows, unless I go to the park. Sometimes I put on bird call CDs just to feel outdoorsy!


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