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21 posts from December 2015

Tue 29

Greetings Tag
by Patty Tanúz

Hola chicas!!!! I don't want to finish christmas!!! :)

How are you??? December and the last days of 2015!!!! Yeihhh, I believe that was a great year!!!!! I think that Christmas for me and México ends when arrive "wise men",  so, I have Christmas untill January (6) hehehe, soooo, I bring for you a "magic tag" , look!!!!! 


A wonderful scene eh? With Poppy Diecuts I made beautiful projects!!!!!


Look the perfect cut, really love this!!!!! Snowflakes are always my favorites!!!! My favorite in the "whole world" jajajaja


Look the glitter??? Is an effect so cool on our dies!!!!

Remember, Believe, you can and you will!!!! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!!!

0Patty Signature STAR copia


Sat 26

Happy New Year!
by Jeanne Jachna

I hope you had a wonderful, merry, and happy Christmas yesterday.  I spent the day entertaining for family and friends.  It's lots of work but so nice to see everyone enjoy themselves and indulge - good food, conversation, and fun!  It doesn't have to end just yet!  Just think..  New Years is just a week away!!!
I made this new years card with the Sparkle Burst Starts die.  I thought they looked like fireworks!  And WOW! are fireworks popular in Indiana - there are only two times of year that it's legal to light them here - July 4th and New Years.   So I know there will be some pretty lights in the sky next week!
All the little bits are inlaid on this card.  I know that's lots of work but it sure makes a clean and flat card.  I've got a few tips to share to make it easier and to show how I do it. 
A precision tip glue applicator is a must.  I use Ranger Multi Matt Medium with a precision tip from Quilled Creations.   It provides great control allowing you to add very small amounts in the smallest of spaces.
When I cut the die I try to leave as many pieces in the holes as possible.  Next I overlay the pieces I want to inlay over the cut out panel.  Using  a wood pic I just push the die cuts into the open holes underneath.  While the glue is still wet it's easy to push them into place.  The remaining pieces that were left behind on the cutting plate are also easy to pick up with the wood pic.  I  dab the wood pic on a wet sponge and the pieces stick easily.  
This black card was really hard to photograph but the colors really pop against the dark background.  I love how flush and smooth the finished card looks.

One more tip.. a Swiffer dry cloth is great for picking up all those little bits of dust left behind from the die cutting.  I hope you'll give this a try!    And let's keep the party going another week!
Jeanne Signature copy


Fri 25

Christmas wreath
by Irena Kowalczyk

Irena here with a holiday wreath.
I made a wreath using Christmas balls, beads, chain.




At the end I added a beautiful "Snowflake Ribbon"  and a die "Merry Christmas" .
Such a wreath beautifully decorate  our festive table. 


Also it fits perfectly hung when on the wall as a Christmas decoration.



May your days be happy heart be light
and your Christmas be joyful and bright.
Merry Christmas!

Irena Signature copy



Wed 23

Heartfelt Greetings
by Yoonsun Hur

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here. Oh, Christmas is just around the corner!! Have you finished all your Christmas projects? I am still making Christmas cards :D

Today I want to share with you my Christmas card using so beautiful Exquisite Branch Frame Die!
I LOVE making white on white Christmas card with lots of sparkling clear glitters!!

To create this card:
1. Die cut Exquisite Branch Frame from white card stock three times and then glue them together -Forest Deer and Curious Deer die cuts are made in the same way.
2. Affix the Exquisite Branch Frame over the sticky paper panel.
3. Fill the sparkling clear glitter powders into the empty spaces of the Exquisite Branch Frame.
4. Adhere the deer die cuts at the bottom part of the Exquisite Branch Frame using dimensional foam tape.
5. Stamp the sentiment from You Keep Me in Stitches set on white card stock in black ink, fussy cut them, then mount them over the Exquisite Branch Frame.
6. Mount the Christmas themed panel on A2 white card base.




Tue 22

Looking Out The Window.
by Pam Simpson

Welcome everyone!  This is my last post for this year..


Few years since I made this card design, you can make it any size! mine is finished 51/2" x 51/2" .

This is how to create the font..


You will need three  card pieces.. 1@ 51/2" x 51/2"back....   2. @ 71/2"x 71/2"....These are your card fronts.. Score each end @ 1/2" & 1".. then concertina fold.

I am using Poppystamps Large Madison window set, I wanted a scene looking out the window, you can use any shape you like.

Find the centre and die cut both card fronts..


Apply strong tape onto both card fronts as shown.. along the 1/2" score line..( these two you stick together on top of each other)


I have adhered acetate to wrong side, touch smaller than 51/2"x 51/2" ..then adhered the window back in place...


Decorate  the inside and outside as you wish..I have used my Favourite Poppystamps "small Luxe Poinsettias" with "Verona Flourish" and this new Westbridge Christmas Tree.. tiny flowers on the tree are from the window set.

Pinflair Ice diamond for the snow, apply with pva glue.

This card squishes down FLAT for posting! ( Concertina sides)

Thank you for calling by Poppystamps blog,  I wish you all ..A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...Pam x


Mon 21

Glitter Christmas Cards
by Ilona Zbieg



Hi everyone

Ilona here today.

 I want to invite you to my last inspiration this year.

I prepared glitter christmas card. I used white, blue, brown glitter papers and made winter scene.

I cut out a rectangular window with light blue frame and glued christmas tree inside. 

Because my card is very luminous, my 9 years old daughter love it. She handed the card to her teacher. 








Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer.

May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family

bring you joy that lasts throughout the year.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 


Ilona Signature copy

Sat 19

Modern Fireplace
by Olga Direktorenko

I guess one of my New Year resolutions will be to install a fireplace at home for it is really a heart of the house. 

Real one seems to be a lot of work so I'm thinking of an electric fireplace or the one to put candles in. Does anyone own one of these? I will really appreciate if you tell me how you like them.

Meanwhile, I made this fireplace easel card for Holidays and I am sharing a VIDEO TUTORIAL on this.






Thanks for visiting today and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Olga Signature


Fri 18

Snowy Christmas
by Michele K. Henderson

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It's a Snowy Christmas! But a little snow won't stop the merry making this Christmas season! I created this cheerful card with a bright message to say Merry Christmas to all of our Poppystamps friends and family!


To create this textured background, I used a fun new embossing paste technique I've been playing around with this season. I cut two Distressed Snowdrift Collages from Memory Box Open Studio, out of a piece of thin cardboard, about the thickness of a wire notebook cover to make a stencil.  I then carefully taped down my cardboard stencils with blue painter's tape, and then applied white embossing paste. The cardboard stencils worked great! I added the Jumbled Merry Christmas, Cheery Cardinals, and a few white card stock snowflakes cut from the Distressed Snowdrift Collage, for a very merry and bright, easy textured Snowy Christmas!

Thanks for joining us today!

Michele Signature copy 1




Thu 17

Glittery Goodness
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone! This is my last post for this year and I thought I would finish with some glittery goodness.


I normally don't use a lot of glitter on my projects but this time of the year just calls for it, don't you think? I pulled out my Glitter Ritz for this card, it has the best sparkle power out there!

I used the Retro Ornaments for my base in Fire Red glitter and the Basilica Ornament in Poppy Orange for the top layer. The string and bow are from the String Ornament die and  and for my branch I used the Massa Leaf Background in Sweet Basil glitter.


I wanted a really clean backdrop for all that sparkle so I embossed the Merry Christmas Background die into the card stock instead of die cutting it. A technique I think I should use more often!


Thanks for visiting with me today and I wish everyone a most joyous holiday season! See you in the New Year!

Sue Signature New



Wed 16

Shaker Christmas Tag
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello ! This is such a busy time of year so I thought I would make something I need plenty of....TAGS!

I needed to be simple, so I used the tag Main Street Tag dies and the memory box beautiful tree stamp to 

create my tag.


 My fuse tool has been out on my desk getting lots of use. I fused the sides and filled with glitter, sequins

and beads. The beads make a nice noise when you shake it. I cut a frame by using the next size smaller

tag inside the largest tag. That’s whats so nice about this set of Pinpoint Main Street tags so many sizes

and so many options. This memory box “O Christmas Tree”  is such beautiful stamp in person!


 Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas ( if you celebrate it) and a very 

Blessed and peaceful New Year

Marybeth Signature copy