Wed 17

Challenge Reminder Halloween Treats
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! Nancy here, with a reminder that Poppy has a challenge going on, with a chance for you to win a gc to the Poppystamps store!

I made a trio of tagged candy bags for the grandkids, and used the Halloween Costume Cats stamp and die set.

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All 3 tags were die cut from black cardstock, decorated, with a bright contrasting tag behind. 

Candy Bag 1 features the sweet pair of kittens in a pumpkin.

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Time to get out the stash of Halloween themed ribbon and washi and enjoy decorating cards and tags.

The tag is connected to my bag of treats with a clothespin thats been 'washied' with trick or treat tape. 3 ribbons form my simple junk bow.

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My treat bags are simple acetate bags that show off the contents.

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I did my tags and bags assembly line, cutting and coloring everything first, then assembling my cats on the black tags cut with Poppy's Leafy wreath die. Don't you love the colorful window of leaves?

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Leaves and Scary things is your challenge. Can't wait to see what you create! Play all month!

Happy happy Fall, and Happy Halloween!

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Tue 16

Art Deco Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today, and play along in our Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz! Every day, from October 11-21, our amazing Poppystamps designers will share beautiful holiday inspiration and ideas! All you have to do is leave a comment on each post that offers a prize that you'd like to win! If this is your first time here, be sure to check back and leave comments on the posts you may have missed. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps Blog October 24th.

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Take a look at our new release, and you will find beautiful Art Deco frames and shapes. Art Deco is decorative style that first came into vogue right before before WWI. One of its earliest influences came from the luxurious and exotic patterns of ancient Egypt. Over the years, Art Deco evolved into many forms, sometimes contrasting, sometimes harmonious. My favorite, however, is Art Deco at its earliest, reflecting high style and the finest materials.

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I began my Art Deco Holiday card by first creating a rich, faux marble background out of alcohol inks and YUPO paper. I used shades of green and dripped and blended the wet inks until they looked like my artsy version of Connemara marble, known for its "40 shades of green." Then I cut the Deco Victor Square, and the Stitchwork Square Frame out of shiny gold foil paper.

 

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Once my card base was dry and cut, I lined up the adorable and versatile Mixed Open Tab right in the center of my "marble" panel, and held it in place with a little blue tape before sending it through the die cutting machine. These little tabs cut on 3 sides, and score on the fourth, allowing you to create little windows and doors that open to reveal a surprise inside. My surprise was the gold embossed Art Deco Celebrate Christmas stamped sentiment. In order for the door to open and reveal the JOY, I needed to trim the inside lines of the center square. Before I cut the center square, I carefully measured the Mixed Open Tab to fit right right in the middle, but it still shifted to the left. A good tip to remember is just how slippery and slide YUPO paper can be when you put it through your die cutter. I finished the design with red foil Poinsettia Minis, and pearl centers.

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The Mixed Open Tabs come in 3 different shapes, and they work so well with all of the new shapes and frames in the Art Deco designs. Today's Mixed Open tabs reveal a little surprise just for you! You can win these versatile little tabs just by leaving a comment at the end of this post! Winners will be announced October 24th!

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We are so happy you could join us today, and be a part of our Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz! Check back all week long for more beautiful inspiration and ideas from our design team!

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Mon 15

Blog Blitz Fall Thank You Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here and welcome to the Holiday Happenings 2018 Blog Blitz!  Not only is this my first post with Poppystamps, but you also have a chance to win some new dies. Everyone likes to win prizes, right? All the details on how you can win are listed below at the end of my post.

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I used several different dies for my card.  For the outer frame, I used the largest die from the Pointed Rectangle Frame Die Set and for the leaves, I used the Whittle Maple Leaf & the Whittle Oak Leaf dies. 

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The pumpkins and owl are so cute! I die cut them out with some Rinea Foiled Paper using the Whittle Owl and Whittle Pumpkins Dies and layered them up on the Birch Stitched Frame Die.  Then added a quick sentiment using the Give Thanks Brushed Die but only used the thanks part of the die set. 

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 Want to know exactly how I created my card and colored the leaves? Watch my video below...

Ready to find out how you can win some dies? Here on my post, you have a chance to win the Whittle Pumpkins Die Set!

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. The winners will be announced on this blog on October 24. Good luck and don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Sun 14

Blog Blitz BELIEVE Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Poppystamps Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz is ON!!!  You have a chance to win one of the dies featured on each of the Design Teams Blog Blitz Post!  If you haven't checked out the Holiday Happenings Release just click HERE! More Blog Blitz info at the end of my post.

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My card uses the Deco Victor Square die and the Art Deco Celebrate Christmas stamp set! I used the die to not only cut out a beautiful frame but also as an impression plate!

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This was so easy to put together!! The die does all the work for you...well, almost!!

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The following video will show you just how quickly this went together; GREAT for last minute cards! Just change the sentiment!

 

AND, if you leave a comment on my post you could win the Deco Victor Square die! Here is all the information and details for the Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz!!

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. For a chance to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts 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 October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post you wish to enter. Winners will announced on the Poppystamps blog on October 24. Have fun...and please leave a comment!!!

Thanks for stopping by...

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Sat 13

Blog Blitz! Holiday Happenings
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Peeps! Welcome to the 'Holiday Happenings' 2018 Blog Blitz! Lots of new dies, and some stamps and matching dies too! I'm showing you a new die called Deco Cecil Frame, and I've made a set of tags with it, another new die called Forest Stag.

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The frame  is the perfect size for a tag, and I've used the 2nd largest Pinpoint Main Street Tags to create 10 holiday tags and a matching box. Will it be a gift? Maybe... but I have to say, I fell in love with how sharp the frame looks on a tag!

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I die cut all my pieces first so I could assemble them easily. The frame itself was cut twice for each tag, once in a gold glitter cardstock and again in pale blue shimmer cardstock.

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You can see how I first glued down the outside of the frame, then the shimmer blue inside, which allows for perfect fit, kinda like a puzzle.

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The stag die was cut with red glitter cardstock. I backed it with another die cut from red cardstock, which gave it more body.

I couldn't resist decorating the top of the tag with tinsel, a paper rose and some gold garden sprigs, an oldie from Poppystamps, no longer available, but maybe you have it?

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I had the reverse die cuts already done, so I cut 5 more tags, out of black this time, and added a white glitter stag.

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10 tags, with a matching box.

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Here's how I made the simple matching box:

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2 strips, cutting sizes listed, scored and glued, crosswise. This simple box holds 10 to 12 tags, and can be decorated any way you like.

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White on one side, black tag on the other. 

This versatile frame die can be yours. Just leave a comment on my blog. I'd love to know what you think of it!

Comment every day during the blitz for a chance to win that day's featured die. The blitz runs from the 11th through the 21st, and the last day to comment is the 23rd. Winners announced on the 24th. Good luck!

Enjoy your day!

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Fri 12

Nativity Frame: Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello , Marybeth here today!  Welcome to day two of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! The design team sharing some of the new dies and stamps from Poppystamps . On this post I am (Dave) giving away this beautiful : Nativity Scene Sidekick 
Frame and Stencil   All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post.

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I used my Wink of Stella shimmer pen on dark navy card stock. I first tried embossing, ink blending and glitter, I liked this one the best for Christmas. The stencil comes with this die!n


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 I ended up using many layers because I kept changing my mind on what color I wanted on top. I like all the layers!

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I blended a light yellow on the little papers behind the town.

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The Blog Blitz will be going on from October, 11 through the 21 . Last day to comment is the 23 of October.

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Thu 11

Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's a great day for a visit!  Our Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz begins today!  That means the design team will be sharing peeks at the latest release and offering a chance for you to win a prize on every blog blitz post!  You can see the entire Holiday Happenings Release here

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I started by creating a distress ink panel in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade.  I splattered the panel with water, watered down ink and white ink.  I inked up Whittle Maple and Oak Leaves with distress ink in and arranged them on a piece of plastic the size of my card base.   This makes it easy to pick up my layout while I work on the background. 

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I cut the inked panel so it would fit behind the largest Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frame and adhered it to my card base.   Alternately you could ink up the negative inside cut piece from the frame.

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I attached the Doodle Thank You sentiment and arranged the leaves along the left margin of the card. 
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I used two colors of distress ink for each leaf to add some depth and shadow.  I love how the stitched leaves match the stitched scalloped frame!
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I inked up the details on the Whittle Squirrel with a cotton swab that I dabbed on a distress ink pad.
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 And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Whittle Oak Leaf die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. 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 October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 24. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Wed 10

Challenge Reminder: Happy Halloween
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!

Wowow! It's time to celebrate with our challenge!!!! You can join with us with Falling Leaves & Scary Things!!!! 

I love the  "cute side" of Halloween and my card is here for this challenge!!!!!  Look!!!! 

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I think is funny, with lots of fun jiji I use beautiful stamps and diecuts of Poppy to create a "scary" scene jijiji

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I really love double stitches!!!! My frame with scallops (is my window jiji) is full of glitter!!!! 

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I hope many girls participate! I invite you!!!!

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Remember: We're celebrating all the pleasures that October brings... !!!!

The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

Besos amigas!!!!

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Mon 08

Christmas Tree Ornament..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, experiment today! I wondered what kind of Christmas  Tree Ornament Poppystamps "Seed Snowflake Outline" would make.

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This is the out come, I have only used white card, but  the possibilities are endless, wish I`d have used glitter card now! how pretty it would have looked.

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I have cut 4 snowflakes..score and fold each one in half.

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Adhere 3 together with wet glue (pva) ..using invisible thread, to hang your ornament, place in the middle, I used it double..next adhere the last remaining snowflake, this forms the complete ornament.

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I next used some seed beads with a hole through the centre.

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Did the same on the bottom thread.

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Cheap pretty Christmas Tree Ornament..

 Thank you for stopping by today  Pam x.

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Sat 06

Autumn Night
by Jeanne Jachna

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I love fall!  It's my favorite time of year!  The nights are getting colder and the leaves are changing colors.  Time spent sitting around a bonfire in the yard with family and friends just talking is treasured by me.  It's not unusual to see bats flying around catching mosquitoes, or hear the call of a great horned owl in the distance.  Some nights under the starry sky are absolutely magical! 
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I created my idea of a beautiful autumn night.  You know I can't resist lots of color!

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I started by cutting the Birch Stitch Frame, and the second largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame in the set from white card stock.   I cut a panel to fit behind the frames and inked it up with distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch.  I splattered it with water, and then some watered down Faded Jeans and white ink.   I use foam cosmetics applicators from the local dollar store to apply the ink.   They're reusable and affordable at $1 for a pack of 28.  I adhered the frames to the inked panel.
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I cut the largest Double Stitched Rectangle frame and adhered it to a card base.  I inked the negative inside panel with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide and splattered it with watered down Peacock Feathers.  I didn't ink the entire panel because I covered up the center with the blue panel.
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I die cut all the whittle images from white card stock and colored them with regular Distress ink (it's much brighter).  I use cotton swabs to add details in small places and along the edges.  Again these are from my local dollar store.  I'm a frugal crafter!   A white gel pen is great for adding accents.
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I  love the clean lines and the matching stitched pattern on all three frame die cuts.  The stitches are repeated on the leaves and images on the design.
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Isn't that Whittle Squirrel adorable?  This is the larger one from the set of two.   You can see all the latest release dies in the store here.
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I hope you have a fabulous weekend and the sun is shining wherever you are! 

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