Sat 16

Believe!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

I don't want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need, I don't care about the presents, underneath the Christmas tree, I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know, make my wish come true ohhhhhh, all I want for Christmas is your commentssss and Poppy diecuts and stamps jijiji

I bring for you a card so pretty!!!!! made with all new of Poppy!!!!!!! Look!!!

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Oh where, oh where is my Gingerbread Man?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
He popped out of the oven and ran out the door.
Oh where, oh where can he be? :)

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My card contains all my Christmas spirit and a magic word!!!!!!  I use new diecuts of 2017 winter release, you can run and see all here!!!!

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What do you taste?
The gingerbread!
A spicy treat or two.
Sweet and yummy in my mouth;
Now I'll share some with you! :)

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And we also have snowflakes!!!! Yuhuuuuuu!!!!! Is a complete Poppy Christmas!!!!!!

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I made the background of my card with Flourish Blooms clear stamp set!!!!

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Happy Holidays my dear friends!!!!!!!!!

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Sat 16

Hope Your Season Sparkles
by Nancy Penir

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Working on addressing some cards today, and wanted to share one I did using my Finetec golds, with

Poppy's Perfect Pine Needles die.

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I knew I wanted to make a wreath, so I die cut the image several times from white cardstock, 7 to be exact.

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Assembly on a circle cut from 2 Memory Box dies taped together gave me the perfect wreath base.

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To add a bit of sparkle, the tips were pressed into Versamark and embossed with Antique Gold Powder.

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A sprinkling of glitter and my card is ready to send!

Happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

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Fri 15

Warm Winter Wishes
by Olga Direktorenko

This coffee themed Holiday card is featuring a new Pine Cone Collage craft die along with some other Poppystamps dies. 

The die is meant to die cut a negative image, but it's the positive cutouts/leftovers that I have used for this project. Watch the video tutorial where I have the whole process explained!

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I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and I am wishing Happy Holidays to all of you!

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Thu 14

Evergreens for Every Occasion
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I'm so excited to show how these dies work together to create this very versatile card design. It's one of those card designs that works to have several made ahead for any occasion. Simply add the sentiment or greeting... a card that works for everything from "Merry Christmas" to sympathy, to a summery hello ~ Wow, I love this die and color combination!

The Swirly Loop die and Evergreen Trees work together to form the base design to the card, and I made it using a teal and shiny copper card stock.

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To make the Christmas version, I simply added a crystal to the top of one of the trees!

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The video shows a larger version of this card, but these measure 3.5 x 5 inches.  I like the smaller sizes for thank you notes which is great for after Christmas. The interior has a single evergreen tree which ties the inside to the exterior of the card. I love how Kraft envelopes even match!

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Here's a video I put together to show how I made this card, along with the larger version example.  Have a wonderful day!

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Wed 13

Challenge Reminder - Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! And welcome to a friendly reminder to create something for our challenge this month, 'Anything But a Card'.

Need a hint? How about a gift card holder? Who couldn't use a few of those this time of year?

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Surprise Deer is so sweet, and gets the 'aaahs' everytime!

Here's how I used him to make my gift card tag.

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If you purchase one tag set this year, let me rave about Pinpoint Main Street Tags, and

Pinpoint Dome Tag Decorations.

8 sizes to choose from, and together with the Decorations sets, you have endless possibilities!

I cut my tag from shimmer card stock, ran it though an embossing folder, and chose one of the decorations dies for a pocket.

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The deer was sprayed with shimmer spray, and sponged on the edges. Notice the antlers can be cut separately allowing for a color change.

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Assembling my gift card holder was easy. Just glued the sides and bottom of the added Dome Tag Decoration. The snowy base is the top of the Dome Tag cut to form a hill. The hill, snowflake and Tree Trunks were cut from glitter paper.

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Not decided yet who will get this Starbucks gift card!

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Liked this design so much, I made 3 in different color combos!

Does this give you ideas? Would love to see and comment on your creation. Remember, the challenge lasts all month, and there's a gift certificate prize for the winner!

Happy Crafting, and Happy Holidays!

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Tue 12

Gift Tags
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone are you ready for Christmas! need ideas for gift tags!. I had most of these embellishments cut out ready in my bit box, saved from projects not used.

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These are my three Gift Tag designs using Poppystamp dies.."Stitched Main Street & Stitched Tunnel Tag dies, all use the largest size.

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I`ll start with this cute "Surprise Deer" tag..I have cut the largest size in the set, shaded with blue ink and spritz with water, another tag one size down!  this  I have used the "Oak Leaf Oval Collage" die in the centre, added colour with Distress inks. On the reverse I added foam tape. adhered to the largest tag. Stamped Merry Christmas  from "Yuletide Birdies CL414" stamp set. Surprise Deer with Poinsettia Mini to finish.

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This Gift Tag uses "Stitched Main Street" Tags again largest plus one size down adhered together.  I have die cut "Home For The Holidays" in green card ..White "Folk Star" these I adhered to the the red Tag, Next stamped "Merry Christmas" over the star.

I die cut  the bits in colours. red/black/white for "Santa Chimney" coloured the white and adhered as shown on  a small tag. (Cute). Next Poinsettia Minis in Red and White layered up and adhered to the bottom of the wreath, gingham bow and snowtext paste to finish.

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Red and White Tag. for my top layer tag in white  ..I tore a card piece and die cut to get  hill shape ..snowtext added this ..Deer Shaded in grey..as are the "Tree Trunks" White Glittered "Celeste Snowflakes" decorate this tag, with red "Mini Poinsettias"

All three tags I have threaded with ribbon.. These could be used as Christmas decorations or Gift Tags.

Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave.. Pam x.

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Mon 11

Santa Shaker Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi paper crafters!

Today I am presenting a set of 3 shaker tags - all similar but each one is unique. I have recycled some corrugated cardstock from the packaging to make a background and it turned out to work beautifully with thin dies!

For the focal images I have used two coordinating sets of mini dies from the latest Poppystamps release to create Santa's heads - they are sooo tiny and cute!

You can find the full step by step instructions on how to make those tags in a video tutorial down below:

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Sun 10

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge
by Jeanne Jachna

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Do you love to play challenges?   When I started papercrafting several years ago there were so many different brands and products that I wanted to try, and frankly I just couldn't afford them all.  I found that one way to add products to my stash was to play along with different challenges I found on line.  Most manufacturers have a monthly challenge (Yes Poppystamps does too - see the badge in the top right corner?).  If you play along you could win a prize.   I really enjoyed seeing the different ways people would use the products and got ideas from projects I would see linked up.  Lots of them used stamps and dies that I already had in my collection.. other projects inspired me to buy something new! 
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This week Poppystamps is sponsoring the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - you can find it here.   That means if you play along you could win a $20 gift certificate to Poppystamps.  Every week they have a new inspiration photo to inspire you!  Here's what I made with this weeks inspiration...
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I think any Christmas themed project would be appropriate but I was inspired by the little penguin.  I was wishing I had the new Holiday Hats craft die - it would look so cute on the penguin don't you agree?  
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I started by cutting two of the Stitched Hills dies.  I inked one with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and then die cut the Folk Merry Christmas sentiment.  I layered the borders on to a panel that I inked with Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet distress ink. 
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I added some Evergreen trees to set the scene for the penguin ice skaters.  The penguins are from the Love Note stamp set, and their winter accessories (hat and bow) are from the Be Mine Penguins set.  These sets are both intended for Valentine's Day, but they're perfect for winter Christmas cards too! 
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Want to play along? You can get all the details here at Cupcake Inspirations.   Remember if you play along you could win a $20 gift certificate to Poppystamps.

For a SECOND chance to win leave me a comment.  We'll select one winner at random from the comments below to win a $20 gift certificate.  You have until midnight December 17 to leave me a comment.  The winner will be posted on December 19. 

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Sat 09

Christmas Shaker Wreath
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there, Marybeth here  today. I used the Ball Wreath again this time for a Christmas Shaker with added holly from Wintertime Fairies, both from Poppystamps .

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This is the ugly back side of my card showing you the fun foam channel I created to fill with sequins. After I filled it I adde a piece of vellum over the opening. I was a bit messy with the sequins and some stuck to the tape on the back of the fun foam.( try not to do that....lol) Oh before I placed the fun foam I added a layer of acetate over the die opening.

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Try not to see my thumb... the lighting in the room I take photos is not good this time of year unless I take the photo in the morning. I added a bit of glossy accents and a bit of glitter to the berries. I used shimmer pens on the holly leaves.

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Thank you so much for the visit today!  

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Fri 08

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
by Jeanne Jachna

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Do you love Coffee?  And you love crafting too?  Then you need to check out Amy Tsuruta's Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!   It's the perfect way to combine two of your favorite things!  Poppystamps is a sponsor for the event - that means that if you play along you could win a $25 gift certificate for the Poppystamps store!  I made a pretty shaker card to share today!
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I started by creating a soft pink background with Spun Sugar distress ink.  I splattered it with water, and then again with some watered down Picked Raspberry.  Finally it got a splash of white ink.  I created a shaker using the Merry Christmas Tag.  I filled it with pretty sequins from Birch Press Design.  This sequin collection is called My Valentine.  If you look close you will see little hearts mixed in with the pink and red sequins.
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I stamped a pattern on the Morning Cup die using a stamp from the Flourish Blooms Stamp set.  I stamped this in Tumbled Glass distress ink and then added a shadow of ink on the saucer.  Don't you love that dollop of whipped cream on top? 
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The holly and pine is just two dies - the Greenery Bundle and Perfect Pine Needles.  I added some pearls to make the berries dimensional.
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OK now it's your turn ! I hope you play along with the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop -even if you don't make a card it's a great place to get ideas for cards of your own.    Don't forget they have a prize up for grabs - you can get all the details here.

For a SECOND chance to win... we have a prize for you here today too!  Want a chance to win a $25 gift card to Poppystamps?  Just leave me a comment!   You have until  midnight December 16 to leave a comment.  One random comment will be selected as the winner and will be posted on December 19, 2017.

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