Tue 21

Classic cottage.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, we are having a Blog Blitz, show casing Poppystamps New  Winter 2017 die release.. That means you can win a prize! just by commenting here.

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On offer today..Classic Cottage..

I die cut in the centre of a rectangle with Poppystamps Open Hillside die. Next using Memory box Winter Snowflake Stencil..I random added Glitter paste through for some texture. 

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When dry...and BEFORE you adhere the Crooked Fence in place.  This is how I got my red inner mat. place your decorated card, face down onto wrong side  of red card..draw around the inner with pencil.. Next use a ruler to add a small margin inside edge..This will give you a red inner trim. 

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Close up of the decorated snowy scene ..Classic Cottage and Crooked fence, 

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Finished my card with Stamping and shadowed "Sparkly loose Script" ..Random "Shiny Snowflakes"

 

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The Blog Blitz 20th-30th November.. so make sure you come back and comment to win the prize of the day.

 

1961 Classic Cottage craft die Todays Prize..

 

Thank you for stopping by and good luck Pam x

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Mon 20

Blog Blitz Begins!! Surprise Deer
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I know this is a busy time of year for most of us!  I can't believe Thanksgiving in the US is this Thursday!    After the big feast let the shopping begin with Black Friday deals!   Don't forget your holiday card making!  We've got a new mini release of 13 new dies to celebrate!  You can see them all here in the store under the  2017 Winter Release title.  This is our favorite time to post  because we're having a blog blitz!  And that means it's time to give a little something to you for being so nice to us all year!  Forest-Deer-Four
I used three new dies on this card!  Can you find them?  
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Here's two.. the Swirly Loop die that I'm using as a sun on my design and Shiny Snowflakes.  The snowflakes die includes three different snowflakes.  I used the two smallest in the set.
Forest-Deer-TwoI stamped a sentiment from the Wintertime Faeries clear stamp set on on a die cut Stitched Hill.  I made sure to add lots of sparkle on my card.. some gems for the centers on the snowflakes and some sugary glitter too! 
Forest-DeerThe Grand Pine Tree is my favorite pine tree ever.  I embossed it to add more detail and then glittered up it's snowy boughs.
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Did you spot the third new die I used today?  If you guessed the deer you're right!  It's called "Surprise Deer"  - and a Suprise Dear to you my friends because this is the prize for today's post. 

Want a chance to win this beautiful die?  Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on December 5. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)
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Sun 19

You color my world!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Yes!!!! I made a card and I am inspired by the current challenge!!!! You can participate too, (Faerie Kingdom) I invite you! Look!!!!!

IMG_4874 It's a simple card but I really love this!!!! I use a Poppy Stencil with little stars, I use gesso and immediately  I put glitter, before gesso dries :)

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The sentiment is with white emboss :)
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Faerie is so cute!! I paint her with Sharpies and Prismacolors :)
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I so love these colors on left edge, looks like little candies!!!!!

I adore faeries!!! All is  magical here!!!!

Thanks amigas!!! Leave me a pretty message please!!! :)

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Sun 19

Merry Christmas Snowfall
by Robin Tharaldson

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I love making holiday cards; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! But Christmas seems to have crept up on me this year. My card is actually simple and you could make several by using the assembly line method. Just cut all the pieces one day and assemble the next!


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This card uses Poppystamps Merry Christmas Banner, Picket Fence, Birch Tree, Evangeline Snowflakes and Poinsettia Mini die sets!

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To create the look of snow I used a white gel pen! My background was made using a snowfall embossing folder.

 

Thanks for stopping by today and check back often for more inspiration from Poppystamps!

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Sat 18

Holiday Place Cards
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I am so excited that the holidays are officially here!  Place cards have always been one of my favorite things to make because not only do they help guests find their places, but they also add such a nice touch to the table decor.  A little note or poem for each guest could be added inside, or they can be left blank.  We personally draw names for Christmas gift giving after Thanksgiving dinner, so these place cards can also double as the name drawing cards.

The dies easily cut through two sheets of paper which was perfect for my assembly line.

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I love the versatility the Classic Cottage die!  The dishes I am using have little red houses and barns on them, so the way the die allows for different colors allowed me to make a perfect match the plates. 

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When Poppystamps came out with the Tree Trunks die, I was so excited to see the small size which was perfect for this business card size design. It was hard for me not to add a skyline in the back, or a snowbank... but that is also the beauty of this die!  It allowed me to create many of these very quickly, and still look beautiful.  I "let the dies do the work..." ~ thank you, Poppystamps!  :)

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I think the most difficult choice for the entire project was where to put the name.  In the end, I chose not to cover the beautiful trees and I wrote each name across the door.  My name was the longest, and it fit just fine!  

Let the holidays begin... and here's to letting the dies do the work this holiday season.  :)  More info (and maybe even a bonus idea) in the video below.  

Have a great day, and Happy Thanksgiving!   

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Fri 17

Mini Poinsettia Wreath Tag
by Michele K. Henderson.

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Hello Everybody!

Christmas is the time for sparkle and shine, even in the tiniest packages! Today, I am sharing a tag I created with the brand new Poinsettia Mini! As soon as as I saw how cute these tiny blooms were, I knew they would look gorgeous on a shiny Home for the Holidays Wreath!

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I used a few of my favorite old and new Poppystamps dies to create a sparkly tag that will look elegant and festive on any Christmas package! Since the parts of the poinsettia are very small, I decided to cut out all of my pieces, and lay out the tiny bits and pieces before adhering them on to my card stock tag.

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Even the tiniest dies cut so sharp and clean, even on specialty foil and glitter papers too! Once all my pieces were cut, all I needed to do was glue them on. Once I had everything in place, I decided to go with the larger size Alpine Snowflake too. Back to the Big Shot Plus! If you don;t mind a little futzy detail work, like tiny petals and berries cut from a tiny hole punch, a tag like this is easy breezy and shiny bright!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Thu 16

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Are you ready to get creative this weekend?

I love the look of sparkle this time of year, and have some tips to help your cards have some extra sparkle and shine using Poppy dies.

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First get all your elements cut and ready. I used some frosty blues, whites and silver shimmer cardstock for my card. 

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With Crystal Ornaments die, I embossed and re-embossed my die cut several times with Stampendous Winter Wonderland.

Tip: Emboss once, and while still hot, press image into your powder, heat setting it again. I did this 4 times.

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Poppy has a series of different sized ovals called Pointed Oval Frames, that actually give you a trio of options with your cut.

I used  the 2nd smallest  to create a window for my holiday shaker.

Tip: When cutting 2 layers, place die over the 2 cardstocks, taped together, to get them perfectly aligned. Even if they don't cut all the through the bottom layer, the image is indented for perfect placement on your 2nd run through.

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I'm so excited to see sequin mixes in the Birchpress Design shop. This set is called Festival of Lights. Just look at all the shapes, colors and sizes you get in one package.

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Hope I gave you some inspiration for your holiday cards. 

Enjoy your weekend, and happy crafting!

 

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Wed 15

Challenge Reminder - Faerie Kingdom

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Are you playing along with our November Challenge this month?  This month our theme is "Faerie Kingdom".  We want to see what you've been making with your faerie dies and stamps!  There's so many to choose from in the store!  I love the elegant faerie dies - they remind me of ballerinas...  but the faerie stamps??  Gosh.. they are just too cute to resist!
11-17 copyMaybe you don't  have any faerie images?  That's ok.. how about adding some faerie dust (glitter) to your design?   Faerie dust makes everything MAGICAL!   You have until the end of the month to join us and you can always find the challenge by clicking on the badge in the right column or on the tab at the top of the page.   Here's what I made!
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I started with a panel that I inked up in Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I spritzed it with water, and then I splashed it with some watered down Picked Raspberry and white ink.  
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I  usually plan out my layouts using a sheet of clear plastic the size of my card base.  I position the images where I want them on the plastic so they're easy to move.  I can experiment by placing them over different colored backgrounds to decide what colors work best just picking up the sheet.
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I decided to put the igloo on a snowbank cut from the Stitched Hills Die.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the cut border before attaching it to the card base. 
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These little faeries are spreading cheer...  and with a wave of a magic want they're leaving presents for everyone who's been nice! 
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I attached the faeries with adhesive foam tape to give the appearance that they are flying! 
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The finishing touch is always some "faerie dust"!  Have you seen all the new sequin tins at Birch Press Design (click here to see them in the store)!  These little stars are from the Fairy Sparkle mix.  They're so nice you'll want them all (I know I do!).

I sure hope you join us for our challenge.  We always love to see what you make and you might just win a $20 gift certificate to the store just for playing!  

 

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Tue 14

Snowy Window Card
by Rebecca Keppel

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Making a snowy window scene is easy with the new Poppystamps dies! The Large Window Cut Out die is perfect for any window scene and card theme. But, I especially loved pairing it with the Shiny Snowflakes dies and the Mini Poinsettia's to create a snowy, holiday or wintery card.

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I also used some snowflake stamps and a sentiment from the Wintertime Fairies stamp set. Check out this video to see how I created this window scene.

The window die is so versatile, I could see myself using it for every season of the year! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sat 11

Peace Dove
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi crafty friends!  I hope you are having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the beautiful PEACEFUL DOVE  and PEACEFUL DOVE COLLAGE dies.   I did a glitter inlay on the die cut and the background is a color block of card stock.
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I created a panel of colorful blues and green made from strips of card stock.  The strips are taped together end to end on the reverse side of the panel.  
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Next I die cut the PEACEFUL DOVE COLLAGE die from the panel.
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Next I applied double sided tape to a panel of white card stock.  I used 2" strips of tape, but I would recommend a large sheet of adhesive if you have one so that no seams (where the edges of the tape meet) are visible.  I selected glitter colors that would compliment the strips of colorful card stock.  I used Martha Stewart Ultra Fine Glitter.  I marked out on the panel the width of the card stock stripes so I would know what color to apply in what area. 
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Remove the protective cover from the double sided adhesive and apply the glitter.  Blend the colors between the stripes.  Use your finger to press the glitter into the adhesive. 


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Adhere the color block panel over the glitter panel and trim the panel to fit your card base.
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Now cut the PEACEFUL DOVE from white card stock and adhere it over the color block panel.  The PEACEFUL DOVE die fits perfectly over the PEACEFUL DOVE COLLAGE die cut. 
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I double cut the SWIRLED PEACE die from Gold Glitter and Gold Foil Paper and adhered them together allowing the glitter to peek out from under the foil piece.
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Gold enamel dots are added to repeat the gold in the word sentiment and add more sparkle to the design.
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These beautiful blues and green are a wonderful alternative to traditional holiday colors, and the sparkle and shine from the glitter and gold will make the season bright!

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