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32 posts from September 2016

Sat 24

New Stitched Snowflake Square
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're enjoying our Blog Blitz!  We'll be sharing projects featuring the new dies through October 3!  We're happy to be sharing some  prizes with you too!  Today I'm showing the new Stitched Snowflake Square.  It's about 2 1/2 " Square and sort of looks like a puzzle piece with snowflake cut outs.  This one would look great on a clean and simple card with a scallop square background and a simple sentiment.  Of course I wanted to think of something that would WOW so this one is  a little trickier.
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I started with a 6" square piece of card stock and drew a border in pencil 1/2" from each side.   It's important to line up the die exactly each time you cut so that they're prefectly centered.  I rotated the die for each cut so that each square would face a different direction.  I didn't want the pattern to repeat.
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I removed all the pieces I die cut and replaced them with colorful inlaid pieces.  
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The Laurette Snowflake cut from gold foil was topped with the Swirled Peace Die for a fancy focal point.  A sprinkle of gold sequins is the finishing touch to pick up on the gold in the Laurette Snowflake.
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So what do you think of the Stitched Snowflake Square?  Want to win one of your own?  Just leave me a comment!


The blog blitz runs  from September 21 - October 3, 2016.  We'll be giving  away a prize on every post during this time.   Most days we'll have 2 posts so check back often!  
To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   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 7 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 10.

Good luck!

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Fri 23

Sept. Blog Blitz: Season's Greetings
by Jinny Newlin

Afternoon, y'all!  It's Jinny here again, sharing a card that's dressed for the Christmas season, for day three of our September Blog Blitz.

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I started this card by watercoloring the space behind where the Ornament Tree die cut would eventually lie on a piece of watercolor paper.  I then splattered it with those same shades of green watercolor, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, before framing it with both Lake House cardstock and gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  The tree itself was die-cut from white cardstock, and the "season's greetings" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, along its right edge.

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A number of turquoise, red, and crystal buttons were sewn, using gold thread, into the nearly-solid white spaces on the tree; before it was popped off the surface, of the white, cardstock, card face, with foam tape.

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Die-cut, Garden Green, cardstock  Pine Twigs, as well as a Real Red, cardstock Lovely Bow, which was coated in a healthy dose of Clear Wink of Stella, complete the look.

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Be sure to check out all the Design Team's fabulous creations, showcasing goodies from the September Release, right here on the Poppystamps blog, every day through Tuesday, October 3, 2016.  And don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit, because a new, September Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Friday, October 7, 2016, at 12 am EST, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Monday, October 10, 2016.  I've got the stunning, Ornament Tree die, that you see in action above, to giveaway this afternoon.

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That's it, from me, for this Blog Blitz; but there truly is so much left to see.  You simply don't want to miss out.  Have fun, and good luck with ALL the glorious prizes, Poppystamps friends!  Hugs!

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Fri 23

Wishing You a Merry Christmas
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to Poppystamps and Our Mini Blog Blitz! New dies! Yay!

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I am showcasing the small fluffy tree for you today. I used some sticky paper and applied some ultra fine glitter to it and then cut out my tree pieces. I love creating scenes with Poppy Dies. I could see making a whole card full of these lovely trees or even just showcasing one by itself with maybe some ornaments or berries on it.

 

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I brought in the Pop of red and added a little sticker to one deers nose.

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The snow drifts were cut using glittered felt. which added some deminsion to the card.

Oh  I almost forgot.. Would you like to win the small fluffy tree die? If so, just leave a comment here on this post! 

All week long, you can find fabulous inspiration and ideas from the September Release, right here on the Poppystamps blog, every day through Tuesday, October 3, 2016. Leave lots of love as you visit, because a new, September Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post. You have until Friday, October 7, 2016, at 12 am EST, to leave a comment. Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, on Monday, October 10, 2016.

Have a Great Day!

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Thu 22

Stitched Hills
by Michele K. Henderson

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Good Afternoon Everyone!

Have you been loving all this great winter holiday inspiration during our September Blog Blitz? I know I have! I just love seeing what my talented design team friends create with these beautiful Poppystamps dies and stamps! Today I am sharing a brand new die called Stitched Hills!

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The Stitched Hills die set is three separate dies that you can mix and match to create beautiful hills of snow! You can also create rolling hills of grass, or even ocean waves to toss tiny boats. I used the Stitched Hills to create a winter snow scene with the Crystal Snowflake Corner Frame, Evergreen Trees, and Prancing Deer. All of these pieces fit together beautifully!

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All week long, you can find fabulous inspiration and ideas from the September Release, right here on the Poppystamps blog, every day through Tuesday, October 3, 2016.  Leave lots of love as you visit, because a new, September Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Friday, October 7, 2016, at 12 am EST, to leave a comment.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, on Monday, October 10, 2016.  Leave a comment today and you might be the winner of the gorgeous Stitched Hills!
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Thu 22

House in the Woods
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hello! We are having a mini Blog Blitz , sharing some of the new dies from Poppystamps !

You know what that means! Time to win a prize just by leaving a comment.

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I made this simply stated shaker card, using the new die:  House in the Woods along with :Playful Fawns.

I love this new die and can’t wait to use it again with more color. So many possibalites !

I used red foil paper to frame this scene and foam tape for my shaker card with sequins and beads.

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 If you would like  a chance to win this... House in the Woods die all you have to do is leave a comment. 

The Poppystamps design team will be showcasing dies this week so you will have more chances to win.

Thank you for the visit!

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Wed 21

Sept. Blog Blitz: Merry Christmas
by Jinny Newlin

Afternoon, y'all!  It's Jinny here; and I've got a card to share, for day one of our September Blog Blitz, that boasts a number of new goodies and is guaranteed to cool down the sticky, summer temps we've been having in my neck of the woods.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by smudging, from left to right, Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord, and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, through the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil, onto a piece of white cardstock.  I then framed it with Elegant Eggplant cardstock and used that same color to die-cut this gorgeous Snowflake Channel.  The channel itself was backed with a strip of clear paper and anchored, to the prepped piece, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches, framing the entire stenciled piece as well.  Before sealing off the top edge of the channel with stitching, I stuffed it with a happy mix of sequins and seed beads.  9.19.16 013

It was then topped with our new Mitten String, die cut from silver, glitter cardstock and dressed up with a pink button, laced with Caribbean twine, tied in a bow, as well as stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut and watercolored, holly leaves.

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The "MERRY CHRISTMAS" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, across the top edge of the channel, just to the left of the mittens; and a random mix of stamped, in Jet Black ink, snowflakes complete the look.

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Be sure to check out all the Design Team's fabulous creations, showcasing goodies from the September Release, right here on the Poppystamps blog, every day through Tuesday, October 3, 2016.  And don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit, because a new, September Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Friday, October 7, 2016, at 12 am EST, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Monday, October 10, 2016.  I've got this playful, little, Mitten String die, that you see in action above, to giveaway this afternoon.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed, Poppystamps friends!

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Wed 21

Blog Blitz Begins!
by Jeanne Jachna

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What a great day for a visit!  The Poppystamps Team has been hard at work and we have another new release of holiday dies to share!  This is our favorite time to post on the blog  because while we're showing you the new products we get to thank you for being so sweet to us all year round by giving a gift on every single post.   We've got 36 new dies to share that I know you're just going to love.
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Today I'm sharing the new Merry Bauble Tree.  I started with a panel of white card stock.  I die cut the bauble tree from the center and then added some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  I used a stencil brush to get it nice and soft.  Next I took a little extra ink, added water and splashed it over the card.  To get some sparkle and shine I added a splash of Fine Tec gold watercolor paint too.
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When it was all dry I attached the panel to my card base.  I added lots of sticky tape behind the insert so I could inlay all the little circles of the Christmas tree.  Lots of the circles are the same size so you don't have to match up exactly where each circle goes.  The gold glitter paper picks up on the gold splashed background.
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I double cut the Merry Christmas script sentiment - once in pink and once in red before adhering them to the Bauble Tree.   I use a needle tip applicator that I fill with Ranger Multi Medium Matt adhesive.  I use a stamp block over my die cuts to hold them in place while they dry.
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So what do you think?  Want a Bauble Tree of your own to play with???  Awesome!  Because that's the prize for today!

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?  

The blog blitz runs  from September 21 - October 3, 2016.  We'll be giving  away a prize on every post during this time.   Most days we'll have 2 posts so check back often!  
To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   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 7 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 10.

Good Luck!

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Tue 20

Sending Warm Wishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a die-cut shaker card that simply drips with the essence of fall.

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I started this card by watercoloring a simple background on a piece of watercolor paper.  I then die-cut a Tucked Corner Tag from White cardstock; punched its top edge to make room for a little hemp twine wrapped through a Crumb Cake, cardstock, Festival Tags ring; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with the partial "WARM WISHES" sentiment; and embossed it with a scattering of stars.

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I then laid it over the watercolor background before splattering everything with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once everything was dry, I anchored the watercolored panel, to the White, cardstock, card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and popped the tag up, with foam tape, in its center.  The Carved Diamond Pumpkin was die-cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock; hand-cut around its edges to free it from the cardstock surface; backed with a clear panel, sandwiched between the original and a solid piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock; and stuffed with a happy mix of sequins and seed beads.  A trio of Chocolate Chip, cardstock vines, as well as a Chocolate Chip, cardstock stem and Garden Green cardstock leaves prep the pumpkin for its new home to which it was adhered with foam tape. The "Sending WARM WISHES" sentiment was then completed with a die-cut, White, cardstock "Sending", layered over the pumpkin's bottom right edge.

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The tag itself was further dressed up with a fluffy, white, seam binding ribbon bow, embellished with a lone pearl, to complete the look.

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Thanks, as always, for humbling us with a visit!  Be blessed!

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Mon 19

Halloween Party
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

I just LOVE Halloween parties, and all the thrills and chills that go along with spooky fun! These three little ghosts are inviting all of you to their Halloween party at their spooky mansion! I used a combination of new release and old favorites to create this spooky scene!

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The new Haunted Mansion is such a fun die, you might see it a lot before tiny trick-or-treaters arrive at your door! It has so many little details to it, like tiny window frames and rooftop shingles. I'd love to make this home in about a dozen different color combinations too. Today I went with the bright colors--not too scary!

I used the Haunted Mansion from our newest release, along with the Trim tree, Group of Ghosts, Goofy Halloween Decor, Gentle Wave Collage, and the Stitched Circle Layers for the bright yellow moon.

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We love to see what you create too! Play along with our September challenge, So Boss, and you might win a gorgeous new die or stamps set from Poppystamps!

Thanks for joining us today!

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Sun 18

Chilly Christmas
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi crafters, 

Today I am featuring Botanica Frame die by Poppystamps:

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This unique die has negative floral border all around as well as fun embossed dots. When layered onto the colored A2 card base it will give you a colored detailed border, but I wanted to take it one step further and turn it into a shaker card.

Here is what I came up with. Watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL below to see how it was made:

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