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32 posts from December 2013

Mon 30

Holiday Park

I am not quite ready to say good-bye to snow and the holidays.  The card I prepared for you today is more of a winter card with a skosh of holiday with a small poinsettia.  

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Supplies you will need:

902 Small Blooming Poinsettia

893 Village Lamp Post

859 Walking Cat - small

872 Curious Cat

891 Madison Park Bench

961 Trailing Vine

901 Viva Tree

909 Birthday Candles

945 Woodland Fawn (scarf only)

Adhesives

Snow (glitter, flocking, etc.)

Chalk ink

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I created this as a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card.  The white cardstock is slightly pearlized so it shines like snow.  I hand cut a couple of snow drifts to create depth in the scene.  

Despite having a large number of die cuts to make it was quite simple to put together.  I cut the snow drifts first and gently placed them on the card so that I could slide the tree behind them and be sure I was happy with positioning. Then I built the rest of the scene.

I put the scarf from the deer die on the cat and folded it behind the cat to shorten it a bit.  

The candles die provided the candles that I used in the street lamp.

Once the scene was completely put together I used the q-tip in the white chalk ink to create snow in the sky.  Then I used a glue pen and added the flocking to the lamppost and the bench.  I trimmed a few branches to make it look a bit more sparse for winter then applied the flocking to it.

To finish a windswept snow look, I took a sponge and sponged the chalk white ink to the top corners of the sky area.

Here is a shot of the card prior to adding the snow and flocking if you prefer a simplier design.  I used the LET IT SNOW greeting inside the card but it could easily be used as a banner greeting and affixed to the front of the card. 

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Look for fun new dies and stamps from Poppystamps in 2014! 

Until then, I wish you and your family a Happy New Year (einen guten Rutsch).

Kimberly WM copy

 

Sun 29

Longing for Spring

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Today I'm sharing a card showing a few of Poppystamp's dies.  I started with a card base and the layer on top of the base I painted with gold acrylic paint and then when dry, used an embossing folder.  I sanded the embossing to make it look antique.  I then added some leaves and attached the bird cage to make it look like it is hanging from a branch.  Inside the cage is a bird.  I cut out 2 images of the bird and layered pieces of one on top of the other.  I added some pearl embellishments and created the sentiment using Word. 

The countdown is on for a big surprise so stay tuned!!

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Sat 28

Comfort and Joy To You!

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I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season surrounded by loved ones.  Today I have just a simple card today wishing you comfort and joy in the new year!   I inked up the branch in brown and colored the area where the pine needles are with a green Copic marker.  You can see this better in the close up.  It's a simple way to add a bit of color.  I also added some glossy accents and glitter to replicate some frosty snow.   
Pinecone-BranchA simple border punch adds more color and the rich velvet just feels right this time of year! 

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Fri 27

thank you

Hi Sherry Eckblad here to share with you a quick Thank You card I created using two of the new cling stamps from the Holiday release.

 

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This card came together really quickly and is perfect for mass producing to send out with our holiday thank you notes.

 

 

Thu 26

Church Window

Happy Holidays to all!  My December posts for Poppystamps are after Christmas has come and gone but I hope you will still enjoy my church window card.  

I created a double window for this card so that it has a window inside and outside of the card.

The first image shows the outside of the card.  I created a stained glass effect by applying adhesive to vellum and then using a fine glitter.  Then I affixed the Grand Gothic Iron Works window that I cut out of a pearlized white paper.  Once it dried, I colored the reverse side (non-glitter) with markers.

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Next, I cut the Grand Gothic Iron Work Window a second time from the base of the cardstock.

And then I cut the Grand Gothic Window (frame) twice out of pearlized white cardstock.

Then, I took a second piece of cut vellum and applied Adhesive, Glitter, and the Iron Work Window cut from the blue base.  After allowing to dry I glued the two sections together. 

While that dried I glued the window frame to the front of the card and then placed the "sandwich" of vellum inside before adhering the second window frame inside.

After this I cut another white piece of cardstock and stamped the greeting, cut several pine sprigs and poinsettia leaves before building the flowers and adhering to the front of the card.

As you can see from the shot below (of the inside) it is much darker looking than the image above which is because there is no light source behind it.  The image above I took with the card open and a lamp behind it.

This card can be adapted for a first communion, baptism, Easter or even a sympathy card.

Hope you liked it.

 

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Supplies you will need:

CS305B - Merry Little Christmas Cling Stamp

936 - Pine Sprigs Die

902 - Small Blooming Poinsettia Die

845 - Gothic Grand Window Die

850 - Grand Gothic Iron Work Window

Glitter, Markers and Adhesive, Vellum Paper

 Here is hoping that your holidays are full of happiness and love.  

Thank you for visiting Poppystamps blog and my blog as well.

Best wishes for a bright and healthy New Year,

Kimberly WM copy

 

 

Wed 25

May your holidays Sparkle

Merry Christmas.  Chunyuan here today and wish everybody the best during this holiday season.

I used Diamond Background die to embossed the front panel.  The big Charming Stars were cut out from gold glitter card stock and adhere with 3 dimensional adhesive.  The sentiment was heat embossed on red card stock and trimmed into a banner shape.

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May your holidays sparkle,

Tue 24

Merry Christmas to All

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From our Poppystamps family to yours, have yourselves a very Merry Christmas!

 

Live your life in color,

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Mon 23

Easy and quick Xmas decoration

 Hello ladies! It's Irena  with you today with a simple Xmas decoration.

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Need: red, white and green Cardstock, stamp Christmas greeting, one of the dies Poppy Stamps and to work.

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Little cards is the perfect decoration for the festive table.

Xma4aAt the end I wanted to wish all:
Merry Christmas!!!

 

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Sun 22

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Ever since I can remember, I've loved Christmas. I remember that my parents had this wonderful shiny, colourful Christmas light star and every year I would ask them if I could put it up in front of my window. Such happy, tender memories... With this nostalgic feeling I set to work and created this little bed. The little girl is lightly asleep, filled with sweet expectations... She's dreaming of Christmas Day:

         The night before Christmas - Poppystamps bed, December 2013 (1)

Sweet dreams little one, this is your night before Christmas...

         The night before Christmas - Poppystamps bed, December 2013 (2)

I'd like to wish you and all your loved ones a Merry Christmas!

I only used one single die for the bed (cut out 3 pcs for each side to get sturdy stands), the bed itself is made out of a playing card deck box.

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Sat 21

Bright Star

Tree-Window-CUJeanne here today!  Thanks for stopping by!  My project today features a window card with a distressed ink inlay.  I cut a panel of white cardstock, stamped the sentiment, embossed and lastly die cut an oval window.  I set this on top of a piece of card stock that I blended some distress ink on.   Some Freemont Pine die cuts, and a glittery gold star in the night sky complete the card.  NW-Tree-WindowLooks like  a beautiful snowy night!! Thanks for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas!


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