Sun 23

Cosy Home

Hello there! It's Zuzana here. Christmas is making its way to us once again and we are all feeling like to get our homes ready. Tiding and decorating. I always love Christmas craft and trying each year for something new to make our small apartment more special. I would like to share my home decor project with you today. The Poppystamps Cute Cottage fairy lights.

Poppystamps Fairy Lights detail2This project is absolutely easy and versatile.  You can use the Cute Cottage fairy lights for your Christmas tree or just hang them on the wall, window ceiling or even to your bedroom for soft atmosphere. The most brilliant thing is that you can have it all year round.

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I am going to guide you step by step through my whole process. Now pick your favourite cardstock colours, Poppystamp's Cute Cottage die and let's start.

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1. You will need two differnt colours of cardstock, Poppystamps Cute Cottage die, die cut machine, fairy lights, acetate, double sided sellotape (extra strong) and scissors. 

2. Die cut Poppystamps Cute Cottages using your die cutting machine, cut pink cottage in half and adhere on the white cardstock. Reapet the same for the back wall.

3. Fix on the sheet of acetate and add all windows.

4. Cut and crease small stripe of white cardstock. Reapet to have 4 stripes.

5. Attach them with strong sellotape to conect front wall with back wall as shown.

6. Create as much cottages as you need for you fairy lights.

7. Insert the fairy lights in to each cottage and fix the wire with extra strong tape. ( I put in 2 - 3 lights )

8. You are ready to decorate your home. 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by. Wish you happy crafting and Cristmas decorating!

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Sun 23

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

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I must say, I'm a little sad that the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday will soon be just a memory and that Fall will soon make way for Winter.  I love the colors of Fall and I don't think I'll ever be too old to kick my way through a pile of beautifully colored leaves.  My card today was inspired by Fall!  This card base was made using the last remaining pieces of card stock from projects I've made in previous months. 

The Luxe background die gave my leaves and pine boughs the perfect place to live.  The Maple Leaf with it's gold border are the perfect size to accent the corner.  One of my friends told me she thought this corner looked like a corsage.  I have to agree.  The small gold leaf is from the Maple Leaf Border, a nice layer to add a bit of bling.  Then of course there is the beautiful Thanks die, I've got to say, not too big and not too small, it's perfect.  A bit of twine and lots of sequins and the front of this card is complete. 

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I like making the inside of cards as pretty as the outside.  This time I created a spot to tuck in a thank you note.  Using the Maple Leaf Border horizontally gave me the perfect place for the Thanks tag. 

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By making a tag, there is room for a short note, or if you need more space, the back of the tag will allow for a much longer note. 

Enjoy your day.  I'm off to have a peek at what everyone has been up to.  Leave a comment and I'll drop by to see what you've been doing.  I don't always comment, but please know, I look in on each of your blogs.  There is lots of talent that's for sure. 

Happy Thanksgiving and know I am so very Thankful for the inspiration each of you have given me.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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Sat 22

Glistening Snowflakes

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Hello, Marybeth here today with a card  using the beautiful Winterflake Border. I made this card months ago when I first received my poppystamps dies. I was just testing it out and cut it on a slant so it would fit the paper on my desk. I liked the way it looked and kept it.

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I added a second layer of the same die and glittered it up. The snow is the leftover pieces from that die. I added the Merry Christmas from :Merry Christmas Boarder

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I added a bit of foam tape behind the snowflakes boarder . Hope you like it!

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Fri 21

Blog Blitz Winners

Thanks so much for joining us during our new release blog blitz.  We really enjoyed showing you designs featuring all the latest products.  Your sweet comments mean the world to us!  I wish you could see all the smiles you give us!    A huge thanks to you!  

Here's a list of the posts with prizes and the winners.

10-27-14   Jeanne’s Post    Fancy Thanks    Tracy 
10-28-14   Lezlye’s Post    Bushel Basket    Ruthie
10-29-14   Marybeth’s Post       Birthday Stack       Barbara Roe
10-30-14   Sherry E’s Post      Vintage Seasons Greetings       Cynthia
11-2-14      Shery H’s Post      Fancy Happy Holidays        Debbie Kaste
11-3-14      Irena’s Post     Fancy Happy Holidays       Cindy C.
11-4-14     Sue’s Post     Pine Boughs      Cortney Skerl
11-5-14     Mary’s Post     Fancy Hello    TracyM #6773
11-6-14     Michele’s Post    Peace Love & Joy Tags     Eileen M
11-7-14     Ira’s Post        Gourds & Pumpkins    Barbara MacAskill
11-8-14     Kay’s Post      Vintage Seasons Greetings     Miss Mary
11-9-14     Teo’s Post       Evergreen Trees      Eileen Lucas
11-10-14   Yoonsun’s Post      Fancy Merry Christmas     Janis in ID
11-11-14   Pam’s Post       Vintage Merry Christmas    Patricia Howarth
11-12-14   Jeanne for Patty      Jumbled Birthday    Carol Froehlich

Winners have been contacted via email. 

For another chance to win I hope you will join us by linking up projects you create with your Poppy dies to our new challenge!  We love seeing what you make with Poppystamps dies!
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Fri 21

....HAPPY!!!!!

...HOLA CHICAS!!!! :)

Wow, I thing and I feel that went several days without a post, I  see a  lot of Christmas, so today I want to change the "theme"  and  fill of color and happiness our blog with this card :)

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I love full color and I love Poppystamps Diecutsssss, all are beautiful!!!!!!!!!  I can do cute and pretty things with my dies!!!! 

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I recommend going to the online store, look my little houses, the rainbow, poinsettias and the Happy!!!!!!!!! I can't turn to other side!!!! :)

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If you have these Poppystamps diecuts and You do a card like mine, sure who receive it, will be Happy happy  and happy and then sing: ....Because I'm happyyyyyyy hehehe

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I promisse that my next card will be 100% holiday hehehehe, but, in the meantime, I was fascinated with my Happy Card..... Dou you like?????

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I love read your comments!!!!! Kisses and Thanks amigas!!! :)

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Thu 20

It's a Blue, Blue Christmas

Greetings from southern California! I’m bringing a sparkly blue Christmas your way today with my Blue Christmas card.

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My folded card size is 5” x 5”.  I cut another white panel 3.75” x 4.75” and before sponging the background through the Memory Box Garden Birch Trees stencil using Stormy Sky Distress Ink, I tore a piece of paper and slipped it between the stencil and the card stock as shown.

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Here is the result after the sponging was finished and the stencil was removed.

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I applied glue to the masked area, and sprinkled it liberally with coarse glitter.

Next, I took a strip of double sided sticky paper and adhered it to a piece of card stock, then die cut one Small Fremont Pine Outline and one Small Fremont Pine Background. After peeling the sticker liner from the die cuts, I thoroughly covered them with Liberty Blue Glitter Ritz, and burnished them with my finger to set the glitter. 

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I cut another Small Fremont Pine Outline from green cardstock, removed four “rungs” from the bottom, and applied Wink of Stella clear glitter brush over the top.  I slightly bent the trees in the middle and applied glue only along the side edges to adhere them to the card where shown.  This gave them a dimensional look.

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I cut two Garden Sprigs from two shades of green card stock, and glued them where shown.  I covered my favorite Nestled Bird die cut with the glitter brush and used mounting tape to adhere it on top of the sprigs.

I removed the small “merry Christmas” letters from the Merry Christmas Background die, covered them with Stormy Sky and then the clear glitter brush and glued them them as shown.  I adhered the now assembled piece to the card base with mounting tape.  I folded a length of blue sheer ribbon, tied a length of sparkly yarn to the ribbon and adhered it to the left side of the card, finishing it off with what else but a few gem stones for bling.

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I’m so glad you stopped by, and I hope you enjoy this card. 

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Thu 20

Cookie Cutter Tree


Happy Thursday everyone! Yoonsun here with a Christmas Tree Card I created.

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I made inlaid card today. Die cut inlaying is one of the popular styles among crafty friends and I love it too!

For my card I used adorable Poppystamps Cookie Cutter Tree die. First, I die cut it from red cardstock and adhered on the mint paper panel using dimensional foam tape. I then die cut it from white and yellow cardstocks again and inlaid the tiny decorative pieces (ornaments, stars and bells...) into the red christmas tree piece. There were already adhesive under the red tree to fall in place. I added ivory pearl beads here and there for finishing touches.

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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Wed 19

Glittery Baubles

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Welcome everyone! Sue here with a card featuring the tiny ornaments from the Christmas Baubles die.  These little guys are so cute.

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I wanted to hang the ornaments and thought the Snowy Scrollwork die would work perfectly for this.  I used silver thread and looped it through the openings in the scrollwork and attached it to the back of the ornaments.

I used glitter paper for all the die cuts because sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your life. The Fancy Merry Christmas sentiment is from the new release,  I just love this scripty font.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and don't forget we have a Thankful Challenge going on right now with some fab dies up for grabs.  You have until the end of the month to play along here!  Hope to see your project there.

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Wed 19

Giving Thanks

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It's that time of the year when we gather with our loved ones and give thanks for all our blessings. I wanted to capture the simple pleasures of the season with this unique holiday card. I cut the Thank You Background out of a pretty grey cardstock, adhered it to a piece of white card stock base, then inserted all the grey thanks and thank yous back into the card like a jigsaw puzzle. I cut just the center THANKS in a pale yellow and inserted it into the card.

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To create the colorful leaves, I pulled out my favorite acrylic paints and swirled a few different color combinations onto a thick piece of card stock. The trick is to not blend them very well, but just get your brush full of paint and streak it across the paper. Let that dry overnight, then cut the leaves with the Maple Leaf Border and arrange them onto your card. You can add your adhesive just to the center of the leaf, and then after it dries, gently curl up the ends of the leaf to add dimension. I like how it looks like the leaves are falling off the tree. Add a tiny pumpkin and gourd trio and you have a pretty card with a great pop of autumn color!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, an live your life in color!

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Tue 18

Home To Home

Hi everyone and welcome to Poppystamps blog pam here.

 New Poppystamp release dies, bit of a secret message in this card... 

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Pull the chimney stack up, message reveled, composed on computer.

 

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Top for the cottage, used my score board for the lines .

Base cottage recycled card from porridge oats box, thought nice colour for a house!.

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Cottage ready for the snow..White flower soft. Lace has been added to the windows, I then sandwich with blank cottage shape cut by hand..added foam strips to this to make a channel for the pull out.

 

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If you  just made the cottage on its own, plus another card blank shape, would make lovely invites for-- party`s--new home-- ect.

Thank you for calling by  pam..

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