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Sun 17

Snowy Twilight Sky Background
by Rebecca Keppel

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Piecing a card together with Poppystamps dies is so easy to do! Between elements and sentiments, you don't even have to do stamping if you don't want to! With all that extra time saved, you can create a beautiful twilight, frosty, snowy background for your die cuts.

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Check out this video, where I highlight the Tree Trunks, Surprise Deer, Folk Merry Christmas and Pointed Circle Frames dies and show how I created that frosty twilight background! 

Check out the dies I used for this card below and definitely pull out your Poppystamps wintery dies if you have a few last minute Christmas cards to make! Hope you all are having a happy and healthy holiday season! 

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Wed 13

Challenge Reminder - Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir


Hello! And welcome to a friendly reminder to create something for our challenge this month, 'Anything But a Card'.

Need a hint? How about a gift card holder? Who couldn't use a few of those this time of year?

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Surprise Deer is so sweet, and gets the 'aaahs' everytime!

Here's how I used him to make my gift card tag.


If you purchase one tag set this year, let me rave about Pinpoint Main Street Tags, and

Pinpoint Dome Tag Decorations.

8 sizes to choose from, and together with the Decorations sets, you have endless possibilities!

I cut my tag from shimmer card stock, ran it though an embossing folder, and chose one of the decorations dies for a pocket.


The deer was sprayed with shimmer spray, and sponged on the edges. Notice the antlers can be cut separately allowing for a color change.


Assembling my gift card holder was easy. Just glued the sides and bottom of the added Dome Tag Decoration. The snowy base is the top of the Dome Tag cut to form a hill. The hill, snowflake and Tree Trunks were cut from glitter paper.

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Not decided yet who will get this Starbucks gift card!


Liked this design so much, I made 3 in different color combos!

Does this give you ideas? Would love to see and comment on your creation. Remember, the challenge lasts all month, and there's a gift certificate prize for the winner!

Happy Crafting, and Happy Holidays!

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Sun 10

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge
by Jeanne Jachna

Do you love to play challenges?   When I started papercrafting several years ago there were so many different brands and products that I wanted to try, and frankly I just couldn't afford them all.  I found that one way to add products to my stash was to play along with different challenges I found on line.  Most manufacturers have a monthly challenge (Yes Poppystamps does too - see the badge in the top right corner?).  If you play along you could win a prize.   I really enjoyed seeing the different ways people would use the products and got ideas from projects I would see linked up.  Lots of them used stamps and dies that I already had in my collection.. other projects inspired me to buy something new! 
This week Poppystamps is sponsoring the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - you can find it here.   That means if you play along you could win a $20 gift certificate to Poppystamps.  Every week they have a new inspiration photo to inspire you!  Here's what I made with this weeks inspiration...
I think any Christmas themed project would be appropriate but I was inspired by the little penguin.  I was wishing I had the new Holiday Hats craft die - it would look so cute on the penguin don't you agree?  
I started by cutting two of the Stitched Hills dies.  I inked one with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and then die cut the Folk Merry Christmas sentiment.  I layered the borders on to a panel that I inked with Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet distress ink. 
I added some Evergreen trees to set the scene for the penguin ice skaters.  The penguins are from the Love Note stamp set, and their winter accessories (hat and bow) are from the Be Mine Penguins set.  These sets are both intended for Valentine's Day, but they're perfect for winter Christmas cards too! 
Want to play along? You can get all the details here at Cupcake Inspirations.   Remember if you play along you could win a $20 gift certificate to Poppystamps.

For a SECOND chance to win leave me a comment.  We'll select one winner at random from the comments below to win a $20 gift certificate.  You have until midnight December 17 to leave me a comment.  The winner will be posted on December 19. 

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Sun 03

by Nancy Penir


Greetings!  It's time for some Holiday card inspiration, and I have just the dies to help spark your holiday spirit!

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Is that sweet deer the cutest? 


I made a stencil from the the Tree Trunks Craft die, and used my Starburst sprays.


Lots of foam and more spray and glitter for the next layer,  Pine Needle Clearing.  

The deer comes with a separate die for his antlers, allowing for a color change if you want. I blinged parts of him with Diamond Stickles.


The word, Sparkle, seemed the perfect sentiment for my holiday card!

I'd love to hear what you think. Did you get any of the dies featured on my card during the blitz? 

Have fun crafting, and I'll be back soon!

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Thu 23

Christmas Winter Scene
by Marybeth Lopez

Happy Thanksgiving to al of you in the USA! I have so much to be grateful for, every year, this one even more !


Hi there sweet crafty friends! Welcome to the November Blog Blitz.  

We are already deep into the busy Holiday season, with Christmas just a bit away. 

I made another clean and simple card using the darling Tiny Fawns and the new Large Window Cut Out ( thats the prize I am giving away today.  The window seal is layered 3 times , for the glitter background  I added a rectangle of double sided sticky paper then glittered it that give a nice even patch of glitter .Download-1


Many years ago I made a birch tree card, to make the branches I stamped a sentiment on top of them in a light grayish color to mock the lines on the real trees. That is what did on the Tree Trunks from Poppystamps 


Here is a larger  picture of the stamped trees.


I used Masters Touch watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby ( I get a lot of questions  about that) Don't forget all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to with the Large Window Cut Out Die 1970.

The Blog Blitz 20th-30th November So you have plenty of time to leave comments . Hugs and Blessing to you all!

Thanks for the visit today .





Mon 20

Blog Blitz Begins!! Surprise Deer
by Jeanne Jachna

Thanks so much for stopping by! I know this is a busy time of year for most of us!  I can't believe Thanksgiving in the US is this Thursday!    After the big feast let the shopping begin with Black Friday deals!   Don't forget your holiday card making!  We've got a new mini release of 13 new dies to celebrate!  You can see them all here in the store under the  2017 Winter Release title.  This is our favorite time to post  because we're having a blog blitz!  And that means it's time to give a little something to you for being so nice to us all year!  Forest-Deer-Four
I used three new dies on this card!  Can you find them?  
Here's two.. the Swirly Loop die that I'm using as a sun on my design and Shiny Snowflakes.  The snowflakes die includes three different snowflakes.  I used the two smallest in the set.
Forest-Deer-TwoI stamped a sentiment from the Wintertime Faeries clear stamp set on on a die cut Stitched Hill.  I made sure to add lots of sparkle on my card.. some gems for the centers on the snowflakes and some sugary glitter too! 
Forest-DeerThe Grand Pine Tree is my favorite pine tree ever.  I embossed it to add more detail and then glittered up it's snowy boughs.
Did you spot the third new die I used today?  If you guessed the deer you're right!  It's called "Surprise Deer"  - and a Suprise Dear to you my friends because this is the prize for today's post. 

Want a chance to win this beautiful die?  Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. 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 December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on December 5. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)
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Sat 11

Peace Dove
by Jeanne Jachna

Hi crafty friends!  I hope you are having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the beautiful PEACEFUL DOVE  and PEACEFUL DOVE COLLAGE dies.   I did a glitter inlay on the die cut and the background is a color block of card stock.
I created a panel of colorful blues and green made from strips of card stock.  The strips are taped together end to end on the reverse side of the panel.  
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Next I die cut the PEACEFUL DOVE COLLAGE die from the panel.
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Next I applied double sided tape to a panel of white card stock.  I used 2" strips of tape, but I would recommend a large sheet of adhesive if you have one so that no seams (where the edges of the tape meet) are visible.  I selected glitter colors that would compliment the strips of colorful card stock.  I used Martha Stewart Ultra Fine Glitter.  I marked out on the panel the width of the card stock stripes so I would know what color to apply in what area. 
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Remove the protective cover from the double sided adhesive and apply the glitter.  Blend the colors between the stripes.  Use your finger to press the glitter into the adhesive. 

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Adhere the color block panel over the glitter panel and trim the panel to fit your card base.
Now cut the PEACEFUL DOVE from white card stock and adhere it over the color block panel.  The PEACEFUL DOVE die fits perfectly over the PEACEFUL DOVE COLLAGE die cut. 
I double cut the SWIRLED PEACE die from Gold Glitter and Gold Foil Paper and adhered them together allowing the glitter to peek out from under the foil piece.
Gold enamel dots are added to repeat the gold in the word sentiment and add more sparkle to the design.
These beautiful blues and green are a wonderful alternative to traditional holiday colors, and the sparkle and shine from the glitter and gold will make the season bright!

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Sat 04

Peaceful Hillside
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there! I hope your weekend is going well! I love using these Hillside dies from Poppystamps , you have so many options. This is my first time using the darling :Tiny Fawn dies. I blended some ink on a scrap of watercolor cardstock then cut the fawns out. I was so tempted to add the spots, eyes and nose like Pam did( adorable) maybe next time.


I added a bit of soft green glitter to the trees and then left the card alone. I wanted to add a sentiment to the front but  decided to leave it blank and just let the trees and fawn shine.


I am showing the back side ( not very pretty) of my project so you can see how I add my fun foam. I  used my tape gun to add tape where needed, add the fun foam and trim where needed. I then placed a piece of vellum over the opening to give a soft sky.




The gold envelope in the photo is from Birch Press Design . Thanks for the visit today.

God bless!





Sat 28

Time to sparkle and shine! Layout
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

In November I will go to the beach! Why in november?  It will be my son's birthday and he wants to go to Cancún! With the craving that I have of beach, I made a page with a photo of my daughter, I hope the days pass soon jijiji

Look at this wonder!!! jiji (for me, with Poppy stamps and dies, all is a a wonder!!!! jaja)


I think that this layout is so easy for to do.... Only  I put my items in strategic places jiji


I love "I'm a Narwhal clear stamp ", I work with "I'm a Narwhal Die Set" too and all is beautiful!!!!! I like a lot the Shasta Twigs, I cut them in gold! 

The font that has my Hello is wonder too jiji 

I paint the bottom of the sea with watercolors...  Did you see the sand of the sea? is real sand of the Cancun sea!!!!!!!

I put behind each element a foam dot.... I really love my page!!!!!! 

Remember, with Poppy, you can to do any type of project!!!! 

I would love to read your nice comments in this post!!!


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Sun 22

Winter Wish
by Jeanne Jachna

Jeanne here today!  You know I love color and color blocking is one of my favorite techniques.  Adding bold colors creates clean lines and wonderful contrast to your projects.  For this card I selected three shades of blue for a winter scene.
The trio of dies I used today are beautiful individually, but so stunning when stacked together!

I cut the Sloping Hillside from the medium shade of blue.  This will be the bottom layer of my card that is adhered to the card base.  You will notice with each layer I cut the outside edges slightly smaller so that each layer of color is also revealed along the outer edges of the card. 
Next I cut the Snowscape from the darkest shade of blue.  I placed the snowy cut out behind the Sloping Hillside die cut and adhered it to the base of the card.   I trimmed the frame that was left behind slightly smaller than the light blue and adhered it to the card base. 
The last layer cut from the lightest shade of card stock is the Open Hillside.   Again I trimmed the outer edges to make a slightly smaller frame for an ombre effect inside and outside the die cut images. 

To complete the scene I added a Bashful Fawn and the sentiment "wish" in white card stock. 

I hope you find time to make something beautiful today! 

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