Sun 19

Pinpoint Rings.
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone! Pam here today.

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Wonder how many of you know how to get perfect circles! when using separate circle dies,  lots of you will, so I`m doing this mainly for the new crafters who pop by our blog.

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For my Pinpoint Rings circle (No Cutting Edge)  I have used the second largest plain circle from  the "Double Stitched Circle Frames).

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I have used a piece of my  "Magnetic  sheet" ..this holds the dies in place  so I can get the perfect gaps! place cutting edge down then tape together.

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Perfect fit on the plain circle I had cut. Run through your die cutting machine.

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This is how it looks after I ran it through the machine, I was underside weather to use the outer  stitched frame! but decided not to.

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White square card 5.1/4" x 5.1/4"  ..of set the taped Pinpoint Rings as shown, ran through my die cutting machine. edge with green ink pad or pen.

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I have adhered this to  a card blank 5.1/2" square, again shaded with green ink. Main card 6"x 6" tent fold (Top opener) sentiment stamped in my Misti.

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Showing my separate Pinpoint Rings, I have used green glitter around the outer edge. Glue pen and glitter.

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Showing a close up of the finished topper, Tidings of Joy stamp and matching die.. "Mistletoe & Holly stamp and matching dies, When I first stamped and die cut these! I tried colouring them, looked to heavy for this card!, so just used a glue pen and green glitter to most. random dots green liquid pearls.

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Hope you will have a go at this easy Christmas card, also hope you understand what I did.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Fri 17

Sending Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Fans! If you love the holidays, and all the traditions that make them special, then creating holiday cards is right up there at the top of your 'to do' list. My card today is a combo of some of the newest stamps and dies and hopefully will inspire you to get cookin' on your holiday card making.

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Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil lets you as artist, bring your special color touches to your cards.

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After taping the stencil over the leaves, I simply added a bit of sponged ink on each holly leaf. Don't you love the way the veins of the leaves stand out after sponging on the ink? The added texture of color just makes them pop!

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Poppy's Clear Stamps I used have matching dies, and note I cut 2 of the smaller poinsettia image. Here's why:

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Once I finished copic coloring my poinsettia, I fussy cut the center petals of one, and adhered it to the center of the first whole image with a bit of foam tape. The very center has some Stickles added.

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Plenty of room on the frame image to add my sentiment. First the word 'Joy' with embossing powder, then the rest stamped,

(note: the embossing powder I used is Ranger's Liquid Platinum), and JOY filled in with my copics.

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Hope you're inspired to play with a few of Poppy's new holiday collection! And be sure to come back every day for more inspiration! Happy crafting!

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Thu 16

Merry Little Christmas
by Robin Tharaldson

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Don't know about you but I can't wait for Winter! After several weeks in the high 90's, a few days at 110+, and wildfires everywhere...I'm done!!! Not sure what it is like to shovel snow but right now I would give it a try...ok, ok, I would last maybe a week with snow! However I have been stuck inside with a remodel and very warm weather so thinking about Winter has put me into the mood to make Christmas cards!! And what better way to make cards than with Poppystaps 2018 Holiday Release!!!

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For this card I used the background die from Merry Outline die set, cut it four times, adhered and stacked together. I then sponged a little Brushed Corduroy on the edges for some contrast. I used the Mistletoe and Holly stamp set for my corners. After I stamped them with VersaMark, I then heat embossed and did basic (very) watercoloring! Once done wih watercoloring I flicked fired brick and black soot distress inks, along with gold paint onto my background!

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I was actually going to make little banners for the stamped sentiments and add to my panel but changed my mind (no, really!); thank goodness for stamp positioners!!!  The following video will show you how this card went together!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wed 15

Tall Sketch Daisies
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month.  This time the challenge is to "Make A Splash"!  You can interpret this challenge lots of different ways - like using  a technique that requires water or making a beach or lake side scene.   What a great way to cool off during the August heat with a sweet crafty escape! 

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I made two cards with one die cut using the die cut images as well as the negative background.   To make my "splash"  I created two watercolor panels with distress ink (Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet).  I use the liquid ink refills as my paint.

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I cut the Tall Sketch Daisies from a white card stock panel.    I layered negative over one of the watercolor panels.

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And I adhered the white die cut daisies on the second watercolor panel.  

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Here's what they looked like before I finished them with sentiments. 

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I created a window panel for the watercolor panel with the white die cut daisies.  I cut the panel with the Stitchwork Square Frames and added one on top to give it a finished look.
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I added a sentiment from Little Kindness and a sprinkle of gold Stitched Fluttering Butterflies!

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For the card using the negative of the die cut daisies I added a Stitchwork Rectangle Frame and a Thanks Folksy Script sentiment cut from gold glitter paper.
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I sure hope you join us for our challenge!  The monthly prize is a $20 gift certificate awarded to  one random player.   It's a great way to see what your friends are making too!

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 Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Tue 14

Do you like layouts?
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

I change a little with this post, the Christmas for something so sweet and delicated.

I love make layouts!!!! And with Poppy, you can do any project!!!!! Look!!!!

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When I make my pages, I love put beautiful details!!!! I think this is a romantic layout :) Like me :)

Poppy diecuts are wonderful!!!!!!! Do you like stitches? I sewed up the flamingo!!! jiji

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I have stitches in my Poppydies too jiji Awwww, the romantic touch are colors, sequins and glitter :)

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I use a lot of my diecuts!!! I cut several in gold!!!!

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I  cut twice the Big Luxe Love, behind with foam to enhance (3D), and with gold paper!!!!!

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I really love my page, but I really love Poppy!!!!!!!!!

Do you like make layouts? Comment with me!!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!!!

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Mon 13

Stamping on Kraft Cardstock
by Rebecca Keppel

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There are so many fabulous Poppystamps holiday stamps and dies available right now! Sometimes the summer doldrums are the perfect times to start on those Christmas cards since we are in the second half of the year! I used the Poinsettia Delight stamp set and Distress Oxide Inks to create a Kraft Christmas card.

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See how easy it is to stamp on Kraft with Distress Oxide inks and create a Christmas card in this video: 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sat 11

Beaded Felt Christmas Pins
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello! Marybeth here today! Looks like a few of us had the same idea again. I had this project completed on July 27 and couldn't wait to share my Christmas pins with you. Looks like the very creative and talented DT member Olga beat me to it. I so loved her paper pins.

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I decided to make felt pins even though these are not stitched projects, they are very easy to make into one. You can even hot glue the layers of felt together  as I did on some of these. I have three layers on each pin . I used the last layer to hide the back side of the stitching.

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The silver thing in the middle is what I use to thread my very tiny needle ( so the needle will go through the tiny beads.

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The Mistletoe and Holly die set  from Poppystamps had a few different choices that you could choose from. I loving using glass beads and sequins on my felt projects . Since the mistletoe is on the thin side I will just add a very tiny safety pin to the back.

My mother made me some beautiful handmade pins years ago but now they go front and center on my Christmas tree. I love adding handmade treasures on our Christmas tree.

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I made two versions on this pin one was stitched with thread as you can see in the first photo and this one with glass beads.

These are very simple and fun to make and a great time to make a few before we get too busy with Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today.

 

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Fri 10

Merry and Bright
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings  Poppy fans! I'm up on the blog today bringing you a card with some of the new holiday dies.

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Lots of steps to make my Merry and Bright card. Let's start with the shaker.

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I cut my Pinpoint Shaker ornament from glitter paper, 3 times. I plan to make 3 of these cards, and to try doing the same to all of my handmade holiday cards this year. So much easier while all supplies are on hand, and when it's time to send out cards I'll have plenty ready to go.

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The back of the shaker was cut from a piece of card stock treated with Magical powder. Powder is sprinkled on, and when spritzed with water, the magic happens. Perfect for the shine I was going for. I love the shimmer that pops out when it dries.

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Instead of foam to build my shaker, I cut the die 4 times so that the edge would be smooth. Then I applied glue and glitter. You're going to see the side of the ornament, why not finish it with bling? Looks so 'holiday'!

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Plenty of shine for the background too, with Oxide ink and Mr. Huey's Color Mist. It's a holiday card, folks. Time to shine!

Speaking of shine, let's not forget the Pine branches.

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I gave my pine needles plenty of Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder by using my Versamark Ink Refil directly onto the needles.

Once dry, I gave some extra 'snow' by applying it again. 

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Here's a closeup of my 'flocking'.

Hope you're inspired to start your holiday stash. And take my word, when it's time to send them, have 3 of each will come in handy!

Hope your week's extra crafty!

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Thu 09

Holiday Blog Blitz Winners Announced

Thanks so much for joining us during our holiday blog blitz!  We appreciate all your sweet comments and hope you were inspired to make some holiday creations of your own!  

Congratulations to these winners selected by random number generator!

Date Post Prize Winner
7/26/2018 Jeanne's Post 2105 Pinpoint Heart Mittens Ursula Longworth
7/27/2018 Jennifer's Post 2079 Pinpoint Ornament Set Lori
7/28/2018 Michele's Post 2086 Mod Poinsettias Starqueen
7/29/2018 Marybeth's Post  2099 Holly Vine Sidekick Frame Nita Chojnicki
7/30/2018 Rebecca's Post 2110 Pinpoint Snowflake Sidekick Frame Kathleen
7/31/2018 Pam's Post 2100 Seed Snowflake Joy Melanie Allen
8/2/2018 Nancy's Post 2087 Mountain Hills Plate Mary Holshouser
8/3/2018 Robin's Post 2112 Joy Outline Linda F
8/4/2018 Patty's Post 2104 Whittle Moose Vivian C.
8/5/2018 Olga's Post 2101 Whittle Fox scrAPpamondo

All winners have been contacted by email so CHECK YOUR INBOX!  

Thanks again and have a great day! 

Thu 09

Pinpoint Snowflake Frame
by Jeanne Jachna

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If you make your own holiday cards I hope you're checking out the new release!  The Pinpoint Snowflake Sidekick Die is awesome and you'll be able to make lots of cards quickly!  
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The package with the die includes a stencil so you can color up the die cut.  I cut the die from white card stock and then adhered the stencil over it with removable tape. 
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I inked the stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Here's a photo of how the inked up die cut looks inked.
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I layered the die cut stencil over a panel paper blended with Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  It would look great layered over pattern paper or even solid card stock.  Notice how I cut the colored panel slightly larger than the die cut frame.  This adds more color and makes the layering more visible. 
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The Simple Pinpoint Snowflake Frame is ideal for layering over the larger die cut frame.  I stamped it with "Joy" from the new Tidings of Joy stamp set.  The snowflakes are topped with pretty jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. 
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Imagine all the different looks you could create with this die using different colors! 
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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