400 posts categorized "Christmas"

10/16/2018

Tue 16

Art Deco Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today, and play along in our Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz! Every day, from October 11-21, our amazing Poppystamps designers will share beautiful holiday inspiration and ideas! All you have to do is leave a comment on each post that offers a prize that you'd like to win! If this is your first time here, be sure to check back and leave comments on the posts you may have missed. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps Blog October 24th.

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Take a look at our new release, and you will find beautiful Art Deco frames and shapes. Art Deco is decorative style that first came into vogue right before before WWI. One of its earliest influences came from the luxurious and exotic patterns of ancient Egypt. Over the years, Art Deco evolved into many forms, sometimes contrasting, sometimes harmonious. My favorite, however, is Art Deco at its earliest, reflecting high style and the finest materials.

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I began my Art Deco Holiday card by first creating a rich, faux marble background out of alcohol inks and YUPO paper. I used shades of green and dripped and blended the wet inks until they looked like my artsy version of Connemara marble, known for its "40 shades of green." Then I cut the Deco Victor Square, and the Stitchwork Square Frame out of shiny gold foil paper.

 

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Once my card base was dry and cut, I lined up the adorable and versatile Mixed Open Tab right in the center of my "marble" panel, and held it in place with a little blue tape before sending it through the die cutting machine. These little tabs cut on 3 sides, and score on the fourth, allowing you to create little windows and doors that open to reveal a surprise inside. My surprise was the gold embossed Art Deco Celebrate Christmas stamped sentiment. In order for the door to open and reveal the JOY, I needed to trim the inside lines of the center square. Before I cut the center square, I carefully measured the Mixed Open Tab to fit right right in the middle, but it still shifted to the left. A good tip to remember is just how slippery and slide YUPO paper can be when you put it through your die cutter. I finished the design with red foil Poinsettia Minis, and pearl centers.

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The Mixed Open Tabs come in 3 different shapes, and they work so well with all of the new shapes and frames in the Art Deco designs. Today's Mixed Open tabs reveal a little surprise just for you! You can win these versatile little tabs just by leaving a comment at the end of this post! Winners will be announced October 24th!

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We are so happy you could join us today, and be a part of our Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz! Check back all week long for more beautiful inspiration and ideas from our design team!

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10/14/2018

Sun 14

Blog Blitz BELIEVE Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Poppystamps Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz is ON!!!  You have a chance to win one of the dies featured on each of the Design Teams Blog Blitz Post!  If you haven't checked out the Holiday Happenings Release just click HERE! More Blog Blitz info at the end of my post.

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My card uses the Deco Victor Square die and the Art Deco Celebrate Christmas stamp set! I used the die to not only cut out a beautiful frame but also as an impression plate!

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This was so easy to put together!! The die does all the work for you...well, almost!!

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The following video will show you just how quickly this went together; GREAT for last minute cards! Just change the sentiment!

 

AND, if you leave a comment on my post you could win the Deco Victor Square die! Here is all the information and details for the Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz!!

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. For a chance to win you need to 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. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post you wish to enter. Winners will announced on the Poppystamps blog on October 24. Have fun...and please leave a comment!!!

Thanks for stopping by...

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10/13/2018

Sat 13

Blog Blitz! Holiday Happenings
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Peeps! Welcome to the 'Holiday Happenings' 2018 Blog Blitz! Lots of new dies, and some stamps and matching dies too! I'm showing you a new die called Deco Cecil Frame, and I've made a set of tags with it, another new die called Forest Stag.

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The frame  is the perfect size for a tag, and I've used the 2nd largest Pinpoint Main Street Tags to create 10 holiday tags and a matching box. Will it be a gift? Maybe... but I have to say, I fell in love with how sharp the frame looks on a tag!

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I die cut all my pieces first so I could assemble them easily. The frame itself was cut twice for each tag, once in a gold glitter cardstock and again in pale blue shimmer cardstock.

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You can see how I first glued down the outside of the frame, then the shimmer blue inside, which allows for perfect fit, kinda like a puzzle.

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The stag die was cut with red glitter cardstock. I backed it with another die cut from red cardstock, which gave it more body.

I couldn't resist decorating the top of the tag with tinsel, a paper rose and some gold garden sprigs, an oldie from Poppystamps, no longer available, but maybe you have it?

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I had the reverse die cuts already done, so I cut 5 more tags, out of black this time, and added a white glitter stag.

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10 tags, with a matching box.

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Here's how I made the simple matching box:

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2 strips, cutting sizes listed, scored and glued, crosswise. This simple box holds 10 to 12 tags, and can be decorated any way you like.

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White on one side, black tag on the other. 

This versatile frame die can be yours. Just leave a comment on my blog. I'd love to know what you think of it!

Comment every day during the blitz for a chance to win that day's featured die. The blitz runs from the 11th through the 21st, and the last day to comment is the 23rd. Winners announced on the 24th. Good luck!

Enjoy your day!

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10/12/2018

Fri 12

Nativity Frame: Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello , Marybeth here today!  Welcome to day two of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! The design team sharing some of the new dies and stamps from Poppystamps . On this post I am (Dave) giving away this beautiful : Nativity Scene Sidekick 
Frame and Stencil   All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post.

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I used my Wink of Stella shimmer pen on dark navy card stock. I first tried embossing, ink blending and glitter, I liked this one the best for Christmas. The stencil comes with this die!n


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 I ended up using many layers because I kept changing my mind on what color I wanted on top. I like all the layers!

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I blended a light yellow on the little papers behind the town.

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The Blog Blitz will be going on from October, 11 through the 21 . Last day to comment is the 23 of October.

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10/08/2018

Mon 08

Christmas Tree Ornament..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, experiment today! I wondered what kind of Christmas  Tree Ornament Poppystamps "Seed Snowflake Outline" would make.

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This is the out come, I have only used white card, but  the possibilities are endless, wish I`d have used glitter card now! how pretty it would have looked.

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I have cut 4 snowflakes..score and fold each one in half.

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Adhere 3 together with wet glue (pva) ..using invisible thread, to hang your ornament, place in the middle, I used it double..next adhere the last remaining snowflake, this forms the complete ornament.

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I next used some seed beads with a hole through the centre.

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Did the same on the bottom thread.

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Cheap pretty Christmas Tree Ornament..

 Thank you for stopping by today  Pam x.

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10/05/2018

Fri 05

Pinpoint Angel and Snowflake Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there ! Marybeth Lopez here today with a non traditional color Christmas card. I used one of the brand new sentiments called Art Deco Celebrate Christmas. Blog Blitz coming soon!

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I stamped some ink on my glass mat then spritzed with water and placed my card on top, after it was dry I cut out the Angel.

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I dipped the angel in Versa Mark ink, then clear powder with a bit of glitter .

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I cut two layers one for the top panel and one of fun foam to give a bit of depth to the beautiful snowflake Collage ( can be used any time of year).

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I added the glue to the front of the fun foam and placed the top panel on top. I couldn't resist adding some glitter.

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I did the background for the snowflake the same way I did my angel.

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Thanks so much for the visit! I have been so busy painting our master bedroom I haven't had much time in my craft room. This is the only time I wish my bedroom was not so large. I think I'm  getting too old to paint 😊

Hope you have a great weekend!

God Bless!

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10/03/2018

Wed 03

Merry Christmas.
By Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today.

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How cute are the Tiny Pinpoint Ornaments set from Poppystamp dies. I have teamed together with the Poinsettia delight`s stamp and die set.

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Cut and adhered using White and Blue card.

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I have used Poppystamp die "Pointed Rectangle Frame" in blue card. Cut the "Bubble Spiral" in white card.. adhere the frame as shown.

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Adhered the tiny Ornaments as shown, along with a Merry die cut from "Merry Everything" stamp and die set.

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Using my Misti to place the matching stamp.

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Black ink for the sentiment.

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Stamps are from Poppystamp dies. Clear "Poinsettia Delight`s" I have used the smallest flower, roughly coloured with blue pro markers.

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Fussy cut 3 flowers (Cut some away around the outer edge..for layering up.

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Close up of these pretty Ornaments, I made four tiny bows, I use a "Zutter Bow It All" for my bows.

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Stickles glitter glue for added sparkle to flower arrangement and ornaments, bead for the centre flower.

Thank you for stopping by today Pam 

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10/02/2018

Tue 02

Heartfelt Christmas Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! It's my turn to bring you some Poppystamps inspiration, and I have a Christmas card with some of the fun new holiday dies.

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There are 3 frame dies that fit perfectly together. Here's what I did with them.

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1st from watercolor cardstock, I cut all 3 frame die cuts.

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I used my Zig Clean Color Pens to color the images inside the frames, but not coloring the frames themselves. Wetting the images with water first allows the colors to blend and bleed into each other, which is the effect I was going for.

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Once dry, the 3 frames were glued together and added to my watercolored background, that was flicked with white and aqua paint.

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I added some sheer shimmer spray and a few rainstones. It is a holiday card after all, and the more shimmer the better!

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Enjoy the rest of your week. Hope it's full of crafty goodness!

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09/26/2018

Wed 26

Joy To The World
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and happy fall to you all! Marybeth here today with a Christmas shaker card, that could pop off and be used for an ornament . I used the Poppystamps Pinpoint Shaker ornament along with  Bubble Spiral and Santa's Sleigh. All linked below.

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I  glued a few layers of die -cut fun foam and one layer of acetate then filled with a mix of sequins and beads, all white. If you look closely  you can see I added glue around the main piece with the sleigh and placed on top of the filled ornament.

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I always thought the Bubble Spiral would be good to hang something on or maybe add a large balloon to the top and let it be the string.

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It's a clean and simple card with Joy to the World stamped using the CL467 Tidings of Joy clear stamp set from Poppystamps .

 

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Thanks for the visit today. 

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09/22/2018

Sat 22

Merry Tags Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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My project for today is featuring more products from Poppystamps 2018 Holiday release! If you haven't checked out the new dies and stamps just click HERE! For my tags I used the stencil that comes with Pinpoint Snowflake Sidekick Frame die set! What a great addition and so many uses!! My tags are framed using the smallest die from Stitchwork Rectangle Frames die set. 

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I have once again created a card that uses an A-10 (business) format; just a different look and still uses a first class stamp! As long as it isn't too heavy or exceeds 1/4" thick, lol! This size lets you be really creative with composition and design!

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To finish my card I used Liquid Pearls to create the look of falling snow; I would much rather have just flicked some white paint, but we are still in the middle of a remodel and I can't find my white paint...along with a few other crafting necessities!

The following video will show you how this card goes together! 


Thanks for stopping by!

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