379 posts categorized "Christmas"

08/17/2018

Fri 17

Sending Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Fans! If you love the holidays, and all the traditions that make them special, then creating holiday cards is right up there at the top of your 'to do' list. My card today is a combo of some of the newest stamps and dies and hopefully will inspire you to get cookin' on your holiday card making.

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Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil lets you as artist, bring your special color touches to your cards.

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After taping the stencil over the leaves, I simply added a bit of sponged ink on each holly leaf. Don't you love the way the veins of the leaves stand out after sponging on the ink? The added texture of color just makes them pop!

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Poppy's Clear Stamps I used have matching dies, and note I cut 2 of the smaller poinsettia image. Here's why:

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Once I finished copic coloring my poinsettia, I fussy cut the center petals of one, and adhered it to the center of the first whole image with a bit of foam tape. The very center has some Stickles added.

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Plenty of room on the frame image to add my sentiment. First the word 'Joy' with embossing powder, then the rest stamped,

(note: the embossing powder I used is Ranger's Liquid Platinum), and JOY filled in with my copics.

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Hope you're inspired to play with a few of Poppy's new holiday collection! And be sure to come back every day for more inspiration! Happy crafting!

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08/13/2018

Mon 13

Stamping on Kraft Cardstock
by Rebecca Keppel

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There are so many fabulous Poppystamps holiday stamps and dies available right now! Sometimes the summer doldrums are the perfect times to start on those Christmas cards since we are in the second half of the year! I used the Poinsettia Delight stamp set and Distress Oxide Inks to create a Kraft Christmas card.

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See how easy it is to stamp on Kraft with Distress Oxide inks and create a Christmas card in this video: 

Thanks for stopping by!

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08/10/2018

Fri 10

Merry and Bright
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings  Poppy fans! I'm up on the blog today bringing you a card with some of the new holiday dies.

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Lots of steps to make my Merry and Bright card. Let's start with the shaker.

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I cut my Pinpoint Shaker ornament from glitter paper, 3 times. I plan to make 3 of these cards, and to try doing the same to all of my handmade holiday cards this year. So much easier while all supplies are on hand, and when it's time to send out cards I'll have plenty ready to go.

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The back of the shaker was cut from a piece of card stock treated with Magical powder. Powder is sprinkled on, and when spritzed with water, the magic happens. Perfect for the shine I was going for. I love the shimmer that pops out when it dries.

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Instead of foam to build my shaker, I cut the die 4 times so that the edge would be smooth. Then I applied glue and glitter. You're going to see the side of the ornament, why not finish it with bling? Looks so 'holiday'!

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Plenty of shine for the background too, with Oxide ink and Mr. Huey's Color Mist. It's a holiday card, folks. Time to shine!

Speaking of shine, let's not forget the Pine branches.

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I gave my pine needles plenty of Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder by using my Versamark Ink Refil directly onto the needles.

Once dry, I gave some extra 'snow' by applying it again. 

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Here's a closeup of my 'flocking'.

Hope you're inspired to start your holiday stash. And take my word, when it's time to send them, have 3 of each will come in handy!

Hope your week's extra crafty!

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08/09/2018

Thu 09

Pinpoint Snowflake Frame
by Jeanne Jachna

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If you make your own holiday cards I hope you're checking out the new release!  The Pinpoint Snowflake Sidekick Die is awesome and you'll be able to make lots of cards quickly!  
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The package with the die includes a stencil so you can color up the die cut.  I cut the die from white card stock and then adhered the stencil over it with removable tape. 
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I inked the stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Here's a photo of how the inked up die cut looks inked.
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I layered the die cut stencil over a panel paper blended with Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  It would look great layered over pattern paper or even solid card stock.  Notice how I cut the colored panel slightly larger than the die cut frame.  This adds more color and makes the layering more visible. 
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The Simple Pinpoint Snowflake Frame is ideal for layering over the larger die cut frame.  I stamped it with "Joy" from the new Tidings of Joy stamp set.  The snowflakes are topped with pretty jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. 
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Imagine all the different looks you could create with this die using different colors! 
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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08/04/2018

Sat 04

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Continues
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Blog Blitz continues and I'm happy because I love Christmas!!!!!!! My card made with the new diecuts is wonderfulllll jijiji

Christmas in July??? with Poppystamps: Yes please!!!!!! Look!!!!

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All new diecuts are so so so beautiful!!! With them you will  have a magical Christmas!!!!!

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Please, look the details!!!!! All is perfect!!!!!!

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A lot of snowflakes with stitches!!! awww!!! I love all!!!!

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Remember!!!! The blog blitz runs from July 26-August 4. 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 August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 9. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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The prize on this post is the Whittle Moose, its adorable!!!! Commen and Win!!!!!!!

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The following video will show you how to create this beautiful card! You can listen  it in Spanish jijiji

Good Luck amigas!!!!!!!!

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08/03/2018

Fri 03

Holiday Blog Blitz! Joy to the World
by Robin Tharaldson

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Can you believe it's August already?!!??? It is definitely time to start thinking about making your holiday cards and projects! AND what a better way than Poppystamps Holiday 2018 Release! Not to mention a Blog Blitz where you could be the winner of one of the NEW dies from the release!

I decided to use a #10 envelope for my cards this year! It's still first class postage but has that different look! The #10 envelopes I am using are from Paper Source and are much heavier than a standard office supply envelope. 

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My Joy to The World card features several of the dies from the Holiday Release! For the background of the ornaments I used the largest of the Retro Ornaments dies and then embossed them using a snowflake embossing folder.

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For my JOY I used the Joy Outline die set! I cut the outline three times from white cardstock, stacked together to create more dimension and then added a single layer of the red joy! The following video will show you how to create this card!

 

If you would like to win the Joy Outline die, please leave a comment!!  Here's all the important information about Poppystamps Holiday Release Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from July 24 to August 4, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts 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. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have untilmidnight US EST August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on August 9. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!

Thanks for stopping by!

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07/29/2018

Sun 29

Day Four of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Welcome to the 4th day of the Blog Blitz! We are showcasing some of Poppystamps brand new Products and oh boy .... I am loving them all!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post if you would like a chance to win this absolutely amazing  Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set from Poppystamps !

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Dave ( the owner) has a great video up on the store website if you would like to watch how he made a card using the same set but with ink blending.

I used a water-pen and Zig Brush Pens to color my card.

Tape the main panel , then tape down the stencil. I used frog tape because I like how easily  it comes off.

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Here is a photo of some of the process. After I took off the stencil I watercolored the branches . I cut two lavers of this panel , layered them for a bit of depth. The watercolor paper is thick so two was just enough.

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I watercolored the cabin then added the glittered roof. I cut a piece of fun foam , colored the door and window then glued together and on the main panel. I added Glossy Accents to the windows to look like glass.

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Can you see the stencil above.... it comes with the die!

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I love this new little Poppystamps Winter Cabin  I also used the new Poppystamps Tidings of Joy Clear Stamp.

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I hope you win this die set but if you don't..... I say hurry and get it before it gone!

Hope you have a wonderful week friends ! I am grateful for all your past comments , you are all so kind !

 

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07/28/2018

Sat 28

Mod Poinsettias
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so glad you can join us for our amazing Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz! From July 26 - August 4, we will be showcasing our brand new release and you could win BIG! We will be giving away a prize on every blog blitz, and all you need to do is leave a comment! To enter to win, leave a comment on 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. You have until midnight US EST August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winers will be announced August 9!

Let's get to the goodies! Today, I am showcasing the beautiful Mod Poinsettias that you will LOVE to add to your holiday collection! Take a look at this set of holiday tags I created with the Mod Poinsettia, alcohol inks, and YUPO paper!

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Creating bright and bold designs with alcohol inks and YUPO paper is all the rage, and you will love how fun and easy it is to make unique projects of your own. YUPO paper is a smooth, synthetic, heavyweight cardstock especially suited for alcohol ink techniques, and is available at most neighborhood craft stores too! To create these bright tags, I started by laying out a piece of parchment paper on my mat, and setting out a few inks and my paper.

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Spritz the paper with a light misting of water, then carefully drop a few little puddles of ink in a corner. Pick up a straw and blow the ink across the paper! The alcohol ink dries quickly, so work fast, adding more puddles and colors until you get the coverage you want. 

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Once your YUPO paper is covered in ink, place them all in a safe place and let them dry. I let mine dry overnight, because I knew I would be sending them through my die cutting machine, and thicker layers of ink were still sticky hours later. When the ink was still wet, I added a very light sprinkling of very fine glitter to give the tags a little holiday sparkle in the light. While the alcohol ink cards are drying, cut out your Mod Poinsettias and the Pinpoint Dome Tag Decorations in pretty foil paper.

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When your cards are completely dry, cut out the Pinpoint Main Street Tags! I wanted my tags to look like a big swoosh of color  had blown in with the winter snow, so I left some white space and splattered ink areas on the tags on the first two tags. The third tag was fully covered in ink.

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Once your Pinpoint Main Street Tags have been cut, add the Pinpoint Dome Tag Decorations, the Mod Poinsettias, tiny jewel centers, sequins, and a pretty ribbon! These tags are ready for a special gift!

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To win the amazing Mod Poinsettias, make sure you leave a comment on THIS POST! Come back every day, and you could enter to win a prize on every post!

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Thanks for joining us today! Good luck and good crafting!

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07/27/2018

Fri 27

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Day Two
by Jennifer Svare

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Happy Holiday Blog Blitz!  It's so much fun seeing the new dies coming out for this year's holiday paper crafting.  Today I made a few idea projects, but mainly the box card is what I'll be sharing in the tutorial video and all techniques can be used on cards and tags, too!  

Box cards close flat for mailing, but yet offer so much dimension when sitting on display.  No dies required for this box card base - super simple and I'll show you how in the video below.

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The snowflakes were created using a snowflake stencil and texture paste.

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Gold thread was glued and looped around to create a fun ornament line.

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The Whittle Moose is fabulous, and a wreath was added around his neck with Nuvo drops.

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The Stitched Ornament Set is incredible!  I love the embossing the die provides as it cuts.  Absolutely gorgeous and so many color combinations could be made! (Make sure to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the Stitched Ornament Set!

Here are a couple more ideas using the same colors and stenciling technique as the box card:

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I love the Memory Box stencils.  So easy to use, and the patterns are great!

Make sure to check out the video below, and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the Stitched Ornament Set!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Happy Holiday crafting!

 

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07/26/2018

Thu 26

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's Christmas in July as we kick off our Holiday Release blog blitz!  Our blog blitz is a time we set aside to show you projects with the latest dies, and better yet.. we offer you a chance to win some for yourself! 
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I love non traditional colors for the holidays.  The unexpected colors  are a stand out and a fun twist from the conventional.  I started by cutting the Atessa Collage from light pink card stock.  I layered it over a fuchsia card stock allowing the rich dark color to peek through the die cut openings and around the outer edges.  I usually set an acrylic block over my die cuts to help them stay flat and dry in place. The clear block allows me to keep making - deciding what die cut to put where - since the base is still visible.
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A bit of tape on the reverse side of the mittens holds the red inlay hearts and twine to connect the mittens in place.

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I  repeated the colors of the mittens (red and aqua) in the "Merry" die cut sentiment.   Repeating colors always helps coordinate your design.
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 I embellished the card with snowflakes (also from the new release) called Linked Snowflake Trio.  I added some jewels to the snowflake centers and scattered a few more for  sparkle.
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I always use a stencil brush to sweep away the little bits of debris left when die cutting.  I'm smitten with this 5/8" Crafters Choice from Royal & Langnickel (only $2.50 at Joann).
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And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Pinpoint  Heart Mittens die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from July 26-August 4. 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 August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 9. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"

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