32 posts categorized "Challenge"

05/01/2017

Mon 01

PSC#32 - Flower Power

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wiWelcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Gift It" is Cat Arenzana with this magical lumiere! 


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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Gail Tasker

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!
0517 copyPSC#32 Flower Power!  April showers really do bring May flowers!    Have you noticed?  Spring is in the air and there's flower's EVERYWHERE!    This month we're looking for projects that incorporate FLOWERS in their designs!  You can add flowers with pattern paper, stamping, or a die!   Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your project!

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some amazing projects from our design team!  Want a closer look?  Just click on their name to jump to their blog! 

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 Jinny Newlin

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Lezlye Lauterbach

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favories from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on May 29 to link up your design here!   Good luck and thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

 

04/01/2017

Sat 01

PSC#31 - Gift It!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Go For Gold" is Mac Mable.  She gets a gold star for gold embossing, and gold ink mixed in on that red poppy!


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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Bonnie!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!
0417 copyPSC#31 Gift It!  Nothing dresses up a gift like a pretty tag!  Feeling clever how about a fancy gift box or a hand made container for treats?  We're looking for ways to dress up a little something for your someone special.  Any occasion is welcome - just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your project!

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some amazing projects from our design team!  Want a closer look?  Just click on their name to jump to their blog! 

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Marybeth Lopez

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Olga Direktorenko

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Patty Tanuz

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 Pam Simpson

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive $20 of their choice in dies from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on April 28 to link up your design here!   Good luck and thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

 

03/01/2017

Wed 01

PSC#29 Go For Gold!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Hearts A Flutter" is Wendy Price with this adorable card! 
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Nicole!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!
0317+copyPSC#29 Go For Gold - What's the one "go to" color that makes everything classy and elegant?  We'll it's GOLD of course!   This month we're asking that you add a bit of Gold to your project.  Maybe its a heart of gold, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or a pretty card for someone who's worth their weight in gold!!  Just make sure you add a little gold to your project - gold foil, gold sequins, gold paint, etc.  And make sure you include at least  one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

BirdsongOlga Direktorenko


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Sue McRae

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Jinny Newlin

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Lezlye Lauterbach

Ok now it's your turn!  How about a little motivation?  We're having a blog blitz with a new mini release starting on March 6 - how about we let the winner choose $20 worth of product from the new release?  

You have until 12:00 a.m. US EST  on March 30 to link up your designs here!

 


02/01/2017

Wed 01

PSC#29 Hearts Aflutter

 

Challenge Badge copyWelcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Silent Snowflakes" is Kathy Krug!  What a beautiful scene she created for the challenge!


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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Jacquie!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#29 Hearts Aflutter - Love is in the air!  Whether you're making a card for your Valentine, a wedding or anniversary project, we're looking for projects that include a heart!  You can add hearts with stamps, pattern paper, or maybe a die cut (OUR FAVORITE!!)   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Marybeth Lopez

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Irena Kowalczyk (Rudlis)

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 Pam Simpson

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Ilona Zbieg

Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  

 

 You have until  11:55 pm US EST  on Sunday February 26 to link up your designs.  The next challenge will begin, and the  winner will be announced on March 1, 2017.  We can't wait to see your designs! 

 

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01/01/2017

Sun 01

PSC#28 Silent Snowflakes

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Oh Christmas Tree" is Nowalinka : Kocia zawieszka

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Lilian/The Leaf Studio.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!


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PSC#28 Silent Snowflakes - We think you should stop and appreciate the beauty of each season.   Don't let the snow get you down - celebrate it!    There's a calm about standing silent in the snow watching the flakes descend.  It's magical how the sun or moon shining on the frozen water make it sparkle!    We're looking for designs that feature snowflakes!  We think they look beautiful stamped, embossed, and dusted with glitter but our very favorites are the intricate designs made with dies!  Whatever you choose make sure you include at least ONE Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Sue McRae

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Patty Tanuz

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Ilona Zbieg

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Michele K.  Henderson


Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  

You have until January 29 at 11:55 pm US EST to link up your designs here!  A new challenge will begin on February 1, 2017!    We can't wait to see your designs!

 

12/01/2016

Thu 01

PSC#27 Oh Christmas Tree

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's Plaid is Rad Challenge is Eliz Stewart!  How clever to make a wreath of plaid apples!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is KT Fit Kitty!    

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!
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PSC#27  Oh Christmas Tree -  Happy Holidays everybody!    The Christmas Tree conjures up all sorts of wonderful memories.......... decorating those bountiful boughs with the family - unwrapping the ornaments you've treasured over the years... finding the special one your son or daughter gave you when they were in Kindergarten.     Is it covered with lights and decked with ornaments or buried under fresh snow?  Maybe its stacked with presents underneath?  Or perhaps a wonderful nativity? We want you to share your thoughts on the perfect tree. 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Ilona Zbieg

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Olga Direktorenko

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Irena Kowalczyk

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Patty Tanuz

Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....

You have until December 29 at 11:55 pm EST to link up your project.  A new challenge will begin on January 1, 2017.

Join us for new release sneek peeks beginning December 26!

 

11/01/2016

Tue 01

PSC#26 Plaid is Rad

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's Back To Black Challenge is Nancy Penir!!DSC_0013
The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is  Kathy Krug!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!


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PSC#26 Plaid is Rad - It's Fall and the weather is getting colder - time to break out those winter jackets, boots and bags!  Whats more cozy than a little plaid?  Plaid is  timeless - it's the perfect go to season after season!  For this challenge we're looking for designs that incorporate a little of the checkered cross striped pattern.  Ideas - stamping, pattern paper, embossing or color block.  The choice is yours - just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration? Here's some designs from our team to give your creativity a jump start! 


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IMG_3717-wmMichele Henderson

MadforplaidpoppyLezlye Lauterbach

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Plaid-Christmas-FourJeanne Jachna

Now it's your turn!  Need a little motivation?   How about this sweet prize for one random player? 

 Link up your designs here!  You have until 11:55 pm USEST on Monday, November 28 to join us! 

10/01/2016

Sat 01

PSC# 25 Back To Black

We've interrupted the blog blitz to bring you our latest challenge.  Don't worry.. there's more blog blitz projects on their way!!!

Blog Blitz News...

  • 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.

Look Book News... 

There's always something new to see on the Poppystamps blog.  The look book is an on line magazine that shows projects made with the newest products.  

We're happy to announce a new holiday Look Book from Poppystamps Design Team Member Yoonsun Hur!   These designs range from cute and cuddly to elegant and sophisticated.  What they all have in common is  amazing composition and bold color!  You don't want to miss this look book! 

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Click on the catalog cover in the right margin or here to open Yoonsun's Look Book! 

There's also a brand new Memory Box 2016 Holiday Plush Look Book from Poppystamps Design Team Member Marybeth Lopez!  This catalog is a dream - gorgeous felt, hand stitched projects  for home decorating and gift giving.    Marybeth makes each one a dream with her attention to detail!  You're going to love this!

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Click on the catalog cover in the right margin or here to open Marybeth's Look Book!

 

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's So Boss! Challenge is Bonnie!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is   Julye B.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

  1016+copyPSC#25 Back To Black - Thanks for joining us for our latest challenge!  This month we're looking for designs that are in Black and White!  There's lots of directions you can spin this one... tuxedo formal, penguin cute, or even spooky Halloween!  It's up to you - just make sure your design is in black and white and that you include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die).  

Looking for a little inspiration?  Here's some projects from our design team to get you started!   Want more details on how they accomplished this look?  Just click on their name under their project to jump to their blogs!

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Sue McRae

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Marybeth Lopez

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Irena Kowalczyk  (Rudlis)

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Olga Direktorenko

Now it's your turn!  Need a little motivation?   How about this sweet prize for one random player?  These are from the latest  2016 Holiday Release! 

You have until Midnight US EST on October 30th link up your designs!  We can't wait to see what you make!  Thanks for playing along! 

 

09/01/2016

Thu 01

PSC#24 September Challenge - So Boss!

Challenge Badge copyWelcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's Shake It Up! Challenge is Nela!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Nicole!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#24 So Boss!  This month we're looking for projects with embossing.  You can dry emboss, deboss or heat emboss (is'nt it magical watching embossing powder go from solid to liquid, back to solid?)   Have you tried heat embossing your die cuts?  How about debossing your die cuts - running them through your die cut machine with an embossing matt to press crisp lines into your card stock?   Whatever method you use be sure to include at least one Poppystamps die or stamp on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Here's some projects from our design team to get you started!   Want more details on how they accomplished this look?  Just click on their name under their project to jump to their blogs!

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Olga Direktorenko 

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Lezlye Lauterbach

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Pam Simpson

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Jeanne Jachna

Now it's your turn!  Need a little motivation?   How about this sweet prize for one random player? 

Link up your designs here

08/01/2016

Mon 01

PSC#23 Shake it Up!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's Fly Away With Me Challenge is Eliz Stewart!  I think kitty would fly away with these butterflies if he could!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Ayoti Mittra

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!
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PSC#23 Shake it Up!  Everyone loves a shaker card and they're so easy to make when you use your die cuts!     Shaker cards are a fun way to add all the excitement of a handful of confetti with lots of sparkle and shine without any mess for the recipient!!  This month we're looking for shaker cards for any occasion - so break out your sequins, bitty die cuts, bugle beads  and mini seed beads and let's Shake it Up!

Need a little inspiration?  Check out these beauties from our design team!  You can  click on their names to jump to their blogs to get more details about their projects! 

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Patty Tanuz


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Ilona Zbieg

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Jeanne Jachna


Now it's your turn!  Need a little motivation?   How about this sweet prize for one random player?  These are from the new 2016 Holiday Release and will help creating all your holiday tags so much easier!! 

You have until Midnight US EST on August 29th link up your designs!  We can't wait to see what you make!  Thanks for playing along!