351 posts categorized "Christmas"

11/23/2017

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 !

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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

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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 

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Here is a larger  picture of the stamped trees.

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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 .

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11/22/2017

Wed 22

Faerie Kingdom Challenge
by Michele K. Henderson

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Holiday magic is in the air,  sparkling with the dreams of sugar plum faeries and frosty winter days! That's certainly how I imagined my beautiful holiday faerie card I created for the November Challenge, Faerie Kingdom! There's still a little time left to create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp. How will you create a Faerie Kingdom?

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I began my Sugarplum Faerie card by mounting the Brilliant Leaf Frame onto a crisp white card base. I cut out a handful of Stitched Oak Trio leaves in green glittery paper, and curled them up at the ends with my fingers. I added the Scribble Snowflake Circle, and adhered the Winterland Faerie with some foam bits to give her a little pop. A few Faerie sequins finished it off with a little sparkle and shine!

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We can't wait to see what you'll create! Show us your Faerie Kingdom and you might be randomly selected to win a gorgeous new Poppystamps surprise!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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11/19/2017

Sun 19

Merry Christmas Snowfall
by Robin Tharaldson

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I love making holiday cards; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! But Christmas seems to have crept up on me this year. My card is actually simple and you could make several by using the assembly line method. Just cut all the pieces one day and assemble the next!


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This card uses Poppystamps Merry Christmas Banner, Picket Fence, Birch Tree, Evangeline Snowflakes and Poinsettia Mini die sets!

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To create the look of snow I used a white gel pen! My background was made using a snowfall embossing folder.

 

Thanks for stopping by today and check back often for more inspiration from Poppystamps!

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11/17/2017

Fri 17

Mini Poinsettia Wreath Tag
by Michele K. Henderson.

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Hello Everybody!

Christmas is the time for sparkle and shine, even in the tiniest packages! Today, I am sharing a tag I created with the brand new Poinsettia Mini! As soon as as I saw how cute these tiny blooms were, I knew they would look gorgeous on a shiny Home for the Holidays Wreath!

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I used a few of my favorite old and new Poppystamps dies to create a sparkly tag that will look elegant and festive on any Christmas package! Since the parts of the poinsettia are very small, I decided to cut out all of my pieces, and lay out the tiny bits and pieces before adhering them on to my card stock tag.

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Even the tiniest dies cut so sharp and clean, even on specialty foil and glitter papers too! Once all my pieces were cut, all I needed to do was glue them on. Once I had everything in place, I decided to go with the larger size Alpine Snowflake too. Back to the Big Shot Plus! If you don;t mind a little futzy detail work, like tiny petals and berries cut from a tiny hole punch, a tag like this is easy breezy and shiny bright!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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11/15/2017

Wed 15

Challenge Reminder - Faerie Kingdom

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Are you playing along with our November Challenge this month?  This month our theme is "Faerie Kingdom".  We want to see what you've been making with your faerie dies and stamps!  There's so many to choose from in the store!  I love the elegant faerie dies - they remind me of ballerinas...  but the faerie stamps??  Gosh.. they are just too cute to resist!
11-17 copyMaybe you don't  have any faerie images?  That's ok.. how about adding some faerie dust (glitter) to your design?   Faerie dust makes everything MAGICAL!   You have until the end of the month to join us and you can always find the challenge by clicking on the badge in the right column or on the tab at the top of the page.   Here's what I made!
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I started with a panel that I inked up in Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I spritzed it with water, and then I splashed it with some watered down Picked Raspberry and white ink.  
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I  usually plan out my layouts using a sheet of clear plastic the size of my card base.  I position the images where I want them on the plastic so they're easy to move.  I can experiment by placing them over different colored backgrounds to decide what colors work best just picking up the sheet.
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I decided to put the igloo on a snowbank cut from the Stitched Hills Die.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the cut border before attaching it to the card base. 
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These little faeries are spreading cheer...  and with a wave of a magic want they're leaving presents for everyone who's been nice! 
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I attached the faeries with adhesive foam tape to give the appearance that they are flying! 
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The finishing touch is always some "faerie dust"!  Have you seen all the new sequin tins at Birch Press Design (click here to see them in the store)!  These little stars are from the Fairy Sparkle mix.  They're so nice you'll want them all (I know I do!).

I sure hope you join us for our challenge.  We always love to see what you make and you might just win a $20 gift certificate to the store just for playing!  

 

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11/07/2017

Tue 07

Crystal Ornaments
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

As a card maker and a crafter, I LOVE adding lots of sparkle and shine to my projects! The holidays are the PERFECT time to do just that! This is my very first chance to play with the amazing Crystal Ornaments die, and I just fell in love! Take a look at what I created for your today!

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This pretty ornaments die was designed to make it easy to create a paper piecing card using two different techniques, inlay and overlay. To create this ornament trio, I first cut the Crystal Ornament Background out of a crisp snowy white card panel. The background was designed to align with the ornaments perfectly! No estimating or guessing or taping - -I just placed the die down where I wanted it on the panel, then, cut. I adhered a square of crystal pink glitter paper in the back, then added the Crystal ornaments in gold, over the top and fit right in, snug as a bug! I added the Poised Faerie, a few stars from the All Star Collage, and finished it with the Pointed Rectangle Frames.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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11/04/2017

Sat 04

Peaceful Hillside
by Marybeth Lopez

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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.

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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.

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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.


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

God bless!

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10/30/2017

Mon 30

Sending Christmas Wishes
by Robin Tharaldson

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This card features a design strip made with the circles stamp from the Studio Blotter stamp set. I used my stamp positioner, red and green ink and and moved my cardstock repeatedly to make my design. Then over top I used VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder. I used gold glitter paper to cut Poppystamps Sending Script die and heat embossed my stamped sentiment, from Poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set.

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Here are directions for making the decorative strip.

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I started with my red ink, stamped the image, and moved my paper one inch, up or down, for each impression.

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I moved my starting point up a half inch and stamped my first green impression. From there each impression was one inch up or down.

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I moved my starting point up a quarter inch, stamped my first Versamark impression and used gold embossing powder. From there each impression was one inch up or down. I stamped three impressions with Versamark and then heat embossed; repeated until my strip is covered; then trimmed the strip down into two pieces. I used a Memory Box Notecard, in Cranberry, as my card base and then splattered it with gold paint. Added my sentiment strip and adhered Sending to my card!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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10/29/2017

Sun 29

Sweet Faerie Tag
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm starting to focus on more holiday projects - Christmas Cards and tags to dress up packages!  Today I'm sharing a cute simple tag that will delight the young at heart!
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I started with a Tucked Corner Tag cut from white card stock.  I added a small snowy border made with the Stitched Hills die to the bottom of the tag to add some detail to the snowy scene.   It's the perfect place for the igloo from the Wintertime Faeries clear stamp set.
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I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers before die cutting them with the coordinating die set.  I adhered all the images with adhesive foam tape.  I wanted to give the faerie the appearance of flight.  She's waving her magic want and leaving presents for everyone nice! 
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 added a string of die cut stars hanging from twine strung through the holes at the top of the tag.  Most twine has a tendency to unravel at the ends so I like to finish the ends with a knot.  For this one I added some glass beads.  The holidays require a little sparkle and shine! 
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Have a great day! 
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10/27/2017

Fri 27

Easy and Festive Gatefold Cards
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  Today I'll share how I made these fun, simple gatefold cards! 

The possibilities are endless with the color and embellishment options to create different looks and themes.  

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The fabulous base layers from the Postage Square Layers and Heart Pattern Plate make the perfect base for a gatefold card that looks like it took a long time to make... but didn't!  

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I used the Stitched Evangeline Snowflake as the base for a sparkly layer of Boho Snowflake.  I love how these snowflake dies work together to create options!  I definitely could have put a crystal or sequin on top of the snowflake, but I love how flat these cards are especially when mailing bulk cards for Christmas. 

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Since there were three square postage bases to embellish, I thought the three letters from the Joy Banner die perfectly matched the playful Heart Pattern Plate.

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All of these dies are so versatile - even the lettering look can be changed with a different paper and crank of the die cutter!  

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The Roaming Polar Bear looks great all white and sparkly, and I just couldn't resist as long as the glitter paper was out!  A quick flip to horizontal, and larger Rectangle Postage Layer made it fast and easy.

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The Folk Merry Christmas is the perfect font for a Kraft-style card, so I used this for the interior card greeting.  The red base was made using the Postage Rectangle Layers and the Pinpoint Rectangle Layers made the top layer so easy. 

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I love how the borders from the Postage Layers give a festive hello even while in the envelope!

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Check out the video below for a closer look of these cards and tips on how they were made! Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day!

 

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