296 posts categorized "Blog Blitz"

09/18/2017

Mon 18

A Fall Blitz of Treats!
by Jennifer Svare

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There's something special about that little crisp breeze this time of year that never fails to spur fall baking in my kitchen, and I always get excited for the holiday season about now.

This fabulous new release of fall dies by Poppystamps has taken my excitement over the edge this year - any of these dies make the perfect embellishments for mini loaf gift boxes!  I'm pretty sure everyone within 10 feet of me will be receiving one over the coming holidays.  The no-fail pumpkin bread recipe, which I'll share with you, is so easy and delicious!

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In the video below, I'll show what I did to create one of each fall theme ~ "Pumpkin Harvest" and playful Halloween.

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 Congratulations to the winner of our slider event super stick chick!  We appreciate all your nice comments!  




**Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the beautiful and versatile Oak Leaf Collage die!  During the fall blitz, Poppystamps will be giving away a prize on each blog post.  The blog blitz runs from September 16-26, 2017. To enter to win, you need to leave a comment on each of 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.  One prize per person per blog blitz. A random number generator is used to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 2.  Have a great day!

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09/17/2017

Sun 17

Fall Release Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to the Poppystamps Halloween Blog Blitz! Always exciting when Poppystamps has new stamps and dies!  If you would like a chance to win this  Creepy Forest Collage  , all you have to do is be sure and leave a comment on this post. . There are some really fun new dies and stamps!

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 I use fun foam when I make a shaker.  I add adhesive and then start laying fun foam on the back and trim where needed , I like it much better then foam tape. I added vellum to the back of the shaker after filling it up with a sequin mix, then I place it on top of the card base. I think the vellum gives it a bit more sound when you shake it.

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I sniped the two little ghost from Ghost Collage to add to this little spooky scene , yet still very friendly for some of my younger grand-darlings.

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All the Poppystamps products I used are linked below.  Good luck , I hope you win! Its so nice of Dave ( the owner) to let  each of us give away a new product of our choice! That gives you  plenty of chances to win, by leaving a comment . On the post I am giving away the: Creepy Forest Collage!

God bless you all!

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09/16/2017

Sat 16

Fall Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  You picked a great day for a visit!  Our Fall Release Blog Blitz begins today!   What?  You're not familiar with our Blog Blitz??? We'll you're going to love this!  For the next several days (September 16-26)  the design team is sharing projects made with the new Fall Release (you can see all the dies and clear stamp sets in the store here).    And as a special treat for you we'll be giving away one of the new dies on every post during the blitz!!  I'll give you all the details at the end of this post.. but first.. let me share a card I made for today!
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This is the new Ghost Collage die!  It's a negative die cut that will be great for shaker cards, and treat tags!
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I started with a handful of colorful card stock in shades of purple, orange and green.  I cut the Zig Zag Stripes once with each of the colors.  This will give you enough strips to make three cards! 
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I cut the Ghost Collage with a Circle Layer Die around it to make the white die cut you see in the photo.  I cut a second slightly larger circle from black card stock to place behind the ghosts.
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The new Happy Halloween Signs has a gothic look with the fancy end embellishments.  I love that the letters are attached making the sentiment easy to adhere to my design without searching out each letter.
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A few sequins add the right amount of sparkle. 
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Do you love the Ghost Collage die?  Want to win one for yourself? 

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from September 16-26, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of 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 September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 2. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

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08/18/2017

Fri 18

2017 Holiday Release Blog Blitz Winners Announced!

Thanks so much for all the kind comments you left during our Holiday Release blog blitz, and every single day!   We hope you love all the new dies and that we helped inspire you to make some of your own holiday creations!

I can't tell you how much your encouragement means to us!  You cheer us on and make us so happy!   Speaking for the entire team at Poppystamps please know that you mean the world to us!  We LOVE being able to give a prize on every post during our new release blog blitz events (Thanks Dave!!) .   It's a small way to give back the smiles you bring to us! 

There were 13 posts and we have 13 lucky winners selected at random from all the comments.    All the winners have been contacted by email so check your in box!  

Post Date Author Prize Winner
August 2, 2017 Jeanne 1937 Pine Needle Clearing Becky Green
August 3, 2017 Jennifer  1860 Celeste Snowflakes Donna Oates
August 4, 2017 Pam  1878 Peaceful Dove Anita in Fance
August 5, 2017 Robin  1913 Sloping Hillside Patty Dennis
August 6, 2017 Rebecca 1854 Ball Wreath Mary Myers
August 7, 2017 Michele 1916 Evangeline Floating Square Charity Chamberlain
August 8, 2017 Marybeth 1867 Open Hillside CreaNancy
August 9, 2017 Michele 1915 Stitched Oak Trio Judy A/BC
August 10, 2017 Jinny 1852 Holly Twig Helen Gullett
August 11, 2017 Lezlye 1934 Jumping Deer Trio Birgit
August 12, 2017 Nancy 1895 Pinecone Branch Collage sandra acland
August 13, 2017 Olga 1888 Peaceful Dove Collage Nita Chojnicki
August 14, 2017 Patty 1873 Wrapped Star jasmin alfonzo

08/13/2017

Sun 13

Peaceful Dove Collage Craft Die GIVEAWAY!
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello paper crafters!

Poppystamps Blog Blitz continues and today I am introducing and GIVING AWAY a fabulous Peaceful Dove Collage craft die!

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This magnificent die can be used on its own to create a beautiful negative pattern or it can be paired with Peaceful Dove that cuts out an outline. 

I have used both dies to make a large Holiday tag that also can be used as a wall or door hanging. If you would like to see how it was created just watch the video at the end of the post. 

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For a chance to WIN Peaceful Dove Collage craft die please leave a comment for this post. There are more giveaways running right now - check out this post for more info! Have a wonderful day!

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08/12/2017

Sat 12

Blog Blitz Believe in Miracles
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to more of the new and just released, Poppystamps Dies and Clear Stamps! Today I'm showcasing Pinecone Branch Collage, a  positive/negative die.

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Pinecone Branch Collage gives you the die cut branch, and the negatively cut petals of the pinecones, which allows you to fill in the die cut holes with colored card stock, or allow the color from beneath to peek through. 

Here's how I made this card.

 

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First centered and cut the die from white card stock. Notice I sponge inked a bit to give it a 'glow'.

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Next I sponge inked an A2 sized card front, mostly on the edges, and die cut a window using Poppystamps, Pointed Circle Frames (2nd largest). Love this die! It gives you 3 pieces which allows the use of all or one piece. I used all 3 pieces for this card. Before cutting the circle, I mixed Perfect Pearls and water and spritzed the entire card and let it dry. I also cut the circle 3 more times, so I could pop up the rim on the window.

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From the circle, I cut the word 'believe' from Poppy's Believe Loose Script die.

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The rest of the sentiment was stamped on the front using Poppy's Do You Believe Clear Stamps.

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Here's a photo closeup of the sheen on all the pieces. Also you can see the piecing on the pinecones, and just a bit of distress glitter on the branch and petals.

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The inside of the card features stenciling done with 2 more newly released dies, Double Pinecone Collage, and Wispy Pine Needle Corner, and more of the sentiments from Do You Believe. I hope to finish the insides of my holiday cards as they're completed. Sure helps during the busy holidays to have them done and ready to go!

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Don't forget, it's a Blog Blitz. Leave a comment for a chance to win this beautiful holiday die!

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08/11/2017

Fri 11

Prancing Christmas Deer
by Lezlye Lauterbach

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Welcome to our blog blitz! Lezlye here with winter white card for your inspiration! Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz! We have got beautiful holiday designs and inspiration from August 2 -14, and a chance to win every day! It is bittersweet for me as this will be my last official post for Poppystamps. The new team members are here in place and ready to provide you with fresh new idea's. Thank you to everyone for All your comments since the very start. Ok on to my creation process.

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I water-colored my die cut Jumping Deer trio with distress inks and painted extra color and then spritzed with water.

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For the shaker window I used the Open Hillside, Sloping Hillside and Snowscape. I cut them all out of white for my card.They layer smallest to largest.


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I re-detirmine where I want my cuts to go and lay them out and take a photo to refer back to for final card assembly. Acetate wind is placed over opening.

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I use fun foam when I have a large piece to cover to pop up the top piece to give room for the sequins or your choice of shaker material.

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The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of 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 August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

If you would like to win the Jumping Deer Trio , don't forget to leave a comment.  Good luck and I hope you win!

I will still be active on my blog and sharing all of my creations there and Instagram. I have loads of idea's floating in my head. I'd love too stay in touch. 

I don't like goodbye's so... see you later Poppy Fans!

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08/10/2017

Thu 10

Holiday Blog Blitz: Holly Twig
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a few new goodies from our latest 2017 Holiday Release.  Please forgive my photography skills, though.  White is super hard for me to photograph, but it's ever so striking in real life.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by rubbing Broken China Distress Ink, through the Winter Scattered Snowflakes designer stencil, onto the center of the white cardstock, card face.  Over the stenciling, I created the scene with die cuts, beginning with an older Ava Snowflake, die-cut from white cardstock.  The rest of the die cuts all came from this latest release.  The Double Pine Cone Collage was die-cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Tip:  Use the negative die cut as a template for gluing each of those little bits into their proper places.  The Wispy Pine Needles were die-cut from Old Olive cardstock.  The Holly Twig, which you have the opportunity to win on the blog today (Woot!  Woot!), was die-cut from Soft Suede and Garden Green cardstocks; and Xmas Red Stickles was used for the berries.  Finally, the Cute Fawn was die-cut from watercolor paper and watercolored.

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I then die-cut the largest jar, from the new Jar Collection craft dies, in the center of a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" white, glitter paper.  A strip of vellum was gold-embossed with the "season's greetings" sentiment, taken from our Christmas Greetings stamp set, and adhered along the vertical, left edge of the backside of the die-cut jar, sandwiched between the glitter paper and a sheet of clear cardstock.  The edges of the glitter paper were then framed with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Tip:  Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, machine-stitching the glitter paper and clear cardstock together also ensures that they stay put for the long haul.

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The prepped, jar panel was then popped up, with foam tape, over everything else; but before it was adhered in place, I added lots of white glitter, to the scene itself, to create a shaker effect.  Tip:  Apply a thin layer of baby powder over all the glued bits, as well as to the backside of the clear cardstock, to prevent the glitter from sticking itself in all the wrong places.  The lid was die-cut from gold cardstock; hand-cut along its bottom edge; adhered to the top of the jar; and embellished with a couple of Garden Green cardstock, Holiday Holly die cuts, as well as a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, studded with a single, white pearl, to complete the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day through next Tuesday, August 14, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the newly-released goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, Holiday Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Thursday, August 17, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, right here on the blog, the following Friday, August 18, 2017.  As I said before, I've got that fabulous Holly Twig craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

That's it, from me, for today, friends.  Actually, that's it, from me, for Poppystamps.  It's my time to move on; but before I do, I have to send out a massive thank you to Jeanne for her friendship and loyalty.  She has unwaveringly believed in me and, without a doubt, been my biggest cheerleader.  I also wanted to thank Dave for giving me the opportunity to work with his gorgeous and intricate dies.  I have been stretched creatively beyond my wildest imagination but, truly, in such a good way.  And finally, thank you to each and every one of YOU, my faithful followers.  I hope this won't be the end for us and that you'll continue to come along with me on my creative journey.  What's in store is sure to surprise you as much as it does me, but I can't wait to see what it may be!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and good luck with ALL the glorious prizes during release week!  Be blessed!

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08/09/2017

Wed 09

Stitched Oak Trio
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so glad you could join us today! Is your holiday die wish list growing after seeing all these amazing new holiday stamps and dies from Poppystamps this week? We are coming up with great new ideas and inspiration every day during our Holiday Blog Blitz from August 2 - 14! All you have  to do is leave a comment for a chance to win every day, and that includes today too! Not only am I taking a moment to remind you all of our August Challenge, Beyond Borders, but I've got one more chance for you to win the amazing Stitched Oak Trio!

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I used the Stitched Oak Trio in my Beyond Borders card to create an autumn feel, but there are so many ways these gorgeous leaves would look beautiful in your winter designs too! We'd love to see your new ideas. Design a card using at least one Poppystamps die that shows us your take on "Beyond Borders" and link it up on the Poppystamps Challenge blog. You can find all the details by clicking on the Challenge badge ton the right.

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But that's not all! Leave a comment on TODAY'S post for your chance to win the pretty Stitched Oak Trio!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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08/08/2017

Tue 08

Merry Christmas
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there ! I hope you are enjoying the Poppystamps Blog Blitz !

As soon as the new dies came back in July I sat down to make this shaker card just for fun , I liked it so much I thought I should use it for the blog blitz!

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My top layer is watercolor paper to add a bit of texture. I added a layer of acetate under the second layer of paper, then added glass beads for the shaker.

I cut the word Merry, from the new Merry Frame and the word Christmas, from the new Christmas frame. I love that I now have an easy "Merry Christmas" sentiment to add to any of my Christmas cards. I sure need to get busy , I usually have about half  of my Christmas cards completed  by now.  

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 So many new stamps and be beautiful new Holiday dies to choose from this summer. No need to wait till the last minute.

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The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of 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 August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

If you would like to win the Open Hillside , don't forget to leave a comment.  Good luck and I hope you win!

God bless you!

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