Wed 07

Bauble Tree
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a really quick, clean and simple Christmas card.

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I used the Bauble Tree die to make a fun and modern shaker card.

I started by die cutting the Bauble Tree Background from white card stock, then cutting the Bauble Tree from black card stock. The black piece will be paper pieced into the triangle cut out.

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For some added colour  I took a piece of paper and swirled some green and blue paints on it and used that for the background of the tree. I added a bunch of stars and hexagon shaped sequins for the shaker elements and adhered everything together.

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I used a sentiment from the Christmas Greetings set and stamped it on all sides of the tree and finished off with a yellow glittered star.

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There are a lot of possibilities with this Bauble Ornament die, I think it's a great one to have in your stash!

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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Tue 06

Sweet candy
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hello everyone,

Today something simple. Red and white Christmas card. Main motive is a candy cane. White background have a border cut out with Candy Cane stripes with red background underneath. I did the same with red paper on the left. Main motive in the centre has two layers - both are Candy Cane gift die cutouts. For bottom I used red glitter paper and snow white at the top. Bottom text is an embossed stamp from You Melt My Heart Clear Stamp Set. Simple, quick but still beautiful.

All the best!

 

 

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

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Mon 05

December Joy
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

December has finally arrived, and that means we can now start singing Christmas carols with abandonment, eating all the holiday treats without guilt, and loving all the sparkling snow! December is a truly magical month!

Today I am sharing a sparkly, glittery card that celebrates December! Take a look!

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I used the gorgeous Honeybee Layers from Birch Press Design and added a few of my favorite Poppystamps to make this card feel sparkly and cheerful! If you're like me, you LOVE glitter but hate the gluey mess. So I add the sparkle and shine with glitter paper and foil paper, which look beautiful with our intricate dies!

Take a look at our new challenge too, O Christmas Tree! There's always room for a more glitter on the tree!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Sat 03

Snowfall Mobile
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi there crafters, 

Are you preparing for the Holidays? ...Well, of course I know you are! ;)

The project I am presenting today is a mobile that is reminding of a snow falling from the cloud, especially if you let it hang from the ceiling. It's really easy to make and it requires just a few supplies - one Poppystamps die, a couple of twigs and a few little extras. 

I am explaining the whole process in the VIDEO TUTORIAL below:

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Fri 02

Home for the Holidays Wreath
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy December to you all! My hope for you is that you will time and try to enjoy it :)

I used this beautiful wreath from Poppystamps cut it twice then layered it on the Stitched Hexagons.

The white panel layer is watercolor paper from the craft store.

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I couldn’t resist adding these two darling Playful Fawns, I cut them once with golden glitter paper from

the craft store then cut one more time using the thin cardboard that came with the paper. 

The white layer has a few leaves that I cut off so it would not hide the darling fawns.

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 I love using the  Stitched Hexagon Layers from Memory box , they fit just right on the card! I hope you like it!

I would like to wish my dad a Happy 80th  Birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!

God bless you ! I hope your December is off to a great start!

 

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Thu 01

PSC#27 Oh Christmas Tree

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's Plaid is Rad Challenge is Eliz Stewart!  How clever to make a wreath of plaid apples!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is KT Fit Kitty!    

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!
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PSC#27  Oh Christmas Tree -  Happy Holidays everybody!    The Christmas Tree conjures up all sorts of wonderful memories.......... decorating those bountiful boughs with the family - unwrapping the ornaments you've treasured over the years... finding the special one your son or daughter gave you when they were in Kindergarten.     Is it covered with lights and decked with ornaments or buried under fresh snow?  Maybe its stacked with presents underneath?  Or perhaps a wonderful nativity? We want you to share your thoughts on the perfect tree. 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....

You have until December 29 at 11:55 pm EST to link up your project.  A new challenge will begin on January 1, 2017.

Join us for new release sneek peeks beginning December 26!

 

Wed 30

He's Coming to Town...
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to Poppystamps Blog! Lezlye here today with a Christmas Card. This is one of those idea's that just kept

coming forward with idea's.

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I decided to do the card in white and gold and just a few touches of red. I had an open spot at the bottom and decided to add the hand drawn note pole sign. The sleigh was assembled and cut in half. I tucked it behind to make it appear as it was flying off. I hand colored twine with copies to make it look like leather.

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I used quite a few dies on this card, but I really like the way it came together. I hope you do too!

 

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Tue 29

Warm Christmas Wishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, boasting a paper door all dressed up for the holidays.  So, let's get right to it.

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I started this card by embossing vertical grooves, into a wide strip of Oatmeal cardstock, to resemble bead-board and topping it with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A strip of vellum, stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment was carefully held in place near the bottom of the prepped piece, as all three paper bits were then anchored, onto a white, cardstock, card face, with brown-threaded, straight, machine stitches and their edges distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.

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The door was Cameo-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, as well as a little, Titanium White acrylic paint; backed with a piece of white cardstock, which had been coated with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks, rubbed through the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil; and adhered, tucked under the vellum, sentiment strip, in the center of the card face.  Our Home for the Holidays Wreath was then die-cut from Garden Green, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, and Ballet Slippers cardstocks, as well as vellum, and stacked one on top of the other, while tucking each limb, leaf, and berry into the other, until it was full and fluffy and perfectly fit to hang on the door.  I also weaved in a few Always Artichoke, cardstock, Pine Twig die cuts.

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It was then topped with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow, and embellished with a lone pearl, backed with a Baker's Twine bow, to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

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Mon 28

White flower
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good morning everyone! Hi, Irena here today, with a simple christmas card.

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Flower I cut in white paper, formed shape, I added silver blink.
Decorative shape "Circle Bump Borders" cut twice in white and silver cardstock.

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Under flower I glued silver cord.
On the end add few silver blink.

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Thanks for stopping by.

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Sun 27

Mint Butterfly
by Jeanne Jachna

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I know you were expecting a holiday card right?  Sometimes the unexpected can be delightful!   I've been playing more and more with watercolors and wanted to try for something really soft this time.   I started by painting a really loose wash on some card stock.  I love the mint color that I achieved!  
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I cut the Spinning Circles on the watercolor panel.  I wanted to keep the Bellina Flora die cut the same color as the background so I cut it from the same watercolor paper.  
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I chose a small sentiment that would fit in the lower corner of the panel.  The Thank  You from the Flower Patch Clear Stamp Set was the perfect shape and size. 
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I layered the panel over a card - again made from the same watercolor paper.   I made sure the inside of the card was the smooth side of the watercolor paper so I will have an easy time stamping a sentiment inside or writing a personal note.   I wanted to show those beautiful Spinning Circles off so I adhered it with adhesive foam tape so it's popped up.
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I'm glad I tried something new and am so happy with how this turned out!   What will you make today?
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