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32 posts from October 2016

Thu 20

Snowflake turquoise card
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi all  Poppystamps fans,

Today I prepared for you Christmas cards in turquise colors. I cut white background with a 1651 Pickering Snowflake Background craft die. I stuck them on the turquise background to have a nice contrast. Single snowflakes are cut from another die called Pickering Snowflakes and cut from glitter paper. The text and a bauble background are cut from glitter paper as well to make card shiny. I used a cotton to 'hang' my baulbe on the card. At the end I added some sequins 

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

 

 

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Wed 19

Home for the Holiday's
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps blog! Lezlye here today with a Holiday Card.

I created a door with paper squares and and embossing  folder in a wood-grain pattern, so that my focal wreath could be placed on it.

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i used several dies on this card, adding a glitter paste for the snow on the wreath and the die-cut felt.

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As you can tell I do like making Holiday Cards! Join me and create your own Holiday Cards using Poppystamps Dies!

Have a Great Day!

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Tue 18

Let it snow
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good morning all!
Here Irena with the new winter card.

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I used to comply beautiful new dies from the winter collection.
On a Kraft card use texture paste and a stencil Winter Scattlered Flakes.

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Then I cut out two times Grand Pine Tree, together they stuck together.
Winter hills full of snow, of course, I used the new dies "Stitched Hills."

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All this I 'closed' Crystal Snowflake Corner Frame.
Winter landscape ready.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Irena Signature copy

 

Sat 15

Poinsettia Peace
by Jeanne Jachna

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I know you love die cuts.. but are you a stamper too?  I've been stamping for a long time now - way before I even knew what a die cut was!   Remember when we had to fussy cut all our stamped images?  Those days are gone!   Poppystamps has lots of clear stamp sets with coordinating die sets that make creating easier than ever. .Today I'm going to share how I create a card with lots of stamped images.
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Ready to get to work?   No worries.. it's all fun! 
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I'm addicted to paper crafting..  I just can't resist a new set of stamps!  I  love getting them home, stamping a whole bunch and then coloring and die cutting them.  When I'm done I can play around with arranging them for card layouts.  The extras go in an envelope that I keep with the stamps and coordinating die set.  I colored these poinsettias in reds and pinks!
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I layout the stamped die cut images on a sheet of clear plastic that is the same size as my card base (A2 4.25 x 5.5").  I can switch out card background colors or papers without moving the die cuts each time.   Yes.. I do change my mind.. ALOT!!
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This stamps set came with different types of foliage.  I decided to stamp some of the pine boughs and berries on the background panel.  It's easy to move the plastic sheet with the die cuts back and forth so I can place each pine bough where I want it. 
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This is pretty, but I thought I'd take it one more step further.....   
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I added some distress ink under the flowers.  Don't worry if you leave impressions from your blending tool - start where the flower center would be and then blend the color out from there.  The harsh dark lines will be hidden by the flowers later!
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I adhered all the die cut pieces with adhesive foam tape.
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The Swirled Peace word die cut is cut from gold foil and layered over a gold glitter die cut.  A sprinkle of gold sequins makes everything Merry and Bright!
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What will you  make today?

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Fri 14

Believe Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I share you a sweet Christmas Card!!!! In soft pink, I love it!!! 

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This beautiful card is filled with sweet colors and glitter... I love how the snowflakes looks so elegants and with perfect cut!!!!

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Candy Cane is adorable!!! I cut the bow again for a 3D effect!!! Really like!!!! Look the stitched hills!!! With gold and white,  I would walk there!!!! jajajaja

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What color is your Christmas? Now, for me with Poppy, is pink!!! hehehe

Thanks for your sweet comments dear amigas hehehe

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Thu 13

Warm Wishes Wreath
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a quick card to make for the holidays.

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I took the new Home for the Holidays Wreath and die cut it from green metallic card stock and copper card stock and tied a bow around them. Then I die cut and embossed the Snowflake Shimmer Ribbon from metallic blue card stock. Love the pretty embossed details on the snowflakes!

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I used white linen card stock for my panel and die cut a decorative edge with the Elegant Contour die.

The sentiment was stamped in black ink on the white panel and I adhered all my pieces to this and finished off by adding the panel to a copper card base.

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This is an easy card to mass produce and the colour combo possibilities are really endless. I also like that there's no bulk to the card so it makes it great for mailing.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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Wed 12

Merry and Bright
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, boasting a colorful winter background, created with Distress Inks.

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I started this card by inking a piece of white cardstock, from bottom to top, with Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans Distress Inks, blending each layer of color into the next.  I then grounded the colors with die-cut, from more white cardstock, Stitched Hills.  The "may your days be MERRY and BRIGHT" sentiment was white-embossed just above those hills, near the right edge of the prepped piece...

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before creating the rest of the winter scene.  The Trim Tree and Prancing Deer were die-cut from Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar cardstocks respectively; and one of the deer was dressed up with a simple, red, gemstone nose.

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I then splattered everything with Titanium White acrylic paint and couldn't resist covering those snowy hills in glitter.  Once everything was dry, I anchored the entire piece, to a white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching and wrapped up its top edge with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit!  Be blessed!

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Tue 11

Poppystamps & Birch Press Blog Hop Winners

Thanks so much for joining us for Poppystamps and Birch Press Blog Hop!  We really enjoyed showing you how great the two lines work together!   Your comments made our day!  We've got two lucky winners to announce.  They'll both receive a $25 gift certificate for Birch Press Design! 

From Marybeth's blog..   Military Mom
From the Birch Press Design Blog  Teresa Doyle

We've reached out to both winners via email.  You can also contact us at poppychallenge@gmail.com.

Tue 11

Very Merry
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Let's spread around some Christmas cheer with a fun little Christmas greeting card! I created this card with the brand new We Wish You a Merry Christmas die! I was originally going to make this into a shaker, but I really like the way the softer colors looked against the crisp, bright white. All of the dies are brand new from Poppystamps this season!

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The star and the ornament are already part of the We Wish You a Merry Christmas die, which magically cuts out all the individual letters in one smooth pass! I added the Pine Twig at the top, then cut 3 tiny ornaments from the Pendant Ornaments die. The tiny ornament on the right is tied with a bow from the Car Toppers die. It gives it a nice symmetry.

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This design would really work well as a tag too, especially with the larger tags from the Main Street Tags Collection. Let's bring on the merry!

Thanks for joining me today!

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Mon 10

Blog Blitz Winners

Thanks so much to all of you who joined us for our recent blog blitz showing the latest release of new holiday dies.  We hope you enjoyed the projects and that they spark your creativity, inspiring your own designs!  You're comments are appreciated and I can't tell you how wonderful they make us feel.  We hope you'll continue to stop back often for new ideas and great ways to use  Poppystamps products!

We had 22 posts for our new release blitz.. so we got to choose 22 lucky winners!  Congratulations!

Date Post Prize Winner
9/21/2016 Jeanne's Post  1680 Merry Bauble Tree CreaNancy
9/21/2016 Jinny's Post 1657 Mitten String Julye 
9/22/2016 Marybeth's Post 1654 House In The Woods Carla Hundley
9/22/2016 Michele's Post 1667 Stitched Hills Barbara-Jean
9/23/2016 Lezlye's Post 1656 Small Fluffly Snow Tree Vivian C.
9/23/2016 Jinny's Post 1678 Ornament Tree Kim Heggins
9/24/2016 Jeanne's Post  1670 Stitched Snowflake Square Jody V
9/24/2016 Michele's Post 1662 Scribble Square Carol H.
9/25/2016 Marybeth's Post 1649 Candy Cane Gift Lynn Gauthier
9/25/2016 Lezlye's Post 1651 Pickering Snowflake Background Jean Marmo
9/26/2016 Pam's Post 1673 Tall Fluffy Snow Tree Marcie
9/27/2016 Sue's Post 1669 Capri Sleigh Birgit
9/27/2016 Ilona's Post 1663 Choo Choo Train Mimi R
9/28/2016 Ilona's Post 1646 Home For The Holidays Wreath Larissa Heskett
9/29/2016 Sue's Post 1658 Pickering Snowflake Border Brenda in in
9/29/2016 Olga's Post 1668 Morning Cup carol
9/30/2016 Irena's Post 1679 Wirework Ornament Miriam Prantner
10/1/2016 Pam's Post 1659 Pine Twig Elizabeth
10/2/2016 Patty's Post  1661 Snowflake Tag Debbie Kaste
10/2/2016 Olga's Post 1645 Merry Christmas Tag Erita
10/3/2016 Patty's Post  1648 Lovely Gift Bow Kathleen
10/3/2016 Irena's Post 1672 Snowflake Channel Liz Cavill

All the winners have been contacted by email!