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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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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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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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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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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Mon 07

Evangeline Floating Square
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Thank you all so much for dropping by and taking a look at our gorgeous new Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz! We have got beautiful holiday designs and inspiration from August 2 -14, and a chance to win every day! Today, I am am sharing a card I created with the brand new Evangeline Floating Square. Take a look!

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I created a magical snowy shaker card perfect for the very first holiday snow day! I used the Evangeline Floating Square as the top layer of my shaker card, and filled it with clear white and pale blue sequins, snowflakes, and tiny sprinkles. I really had my shaker well "loaded" but as soon as I turned it up, half my sequins and most of my sprinkles all seemed to stick to the double sided foam tape on the inside and disappear! It still looks cool when I shake it though!

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Once I had my shaker part finished, I double cut the Magic Loose Script in blue and white glitter paper, and added it right in the center. This could look really cute with anything winter or holiday, like a  holly sprig and berries, or tiny pine cones or gingerbread men. Then I added the Small Polar Bear and a Stitched Alpine Snowflake with tiny foam pop dot bits, and then topped it off with a few sparkling sequins. Magic is afoot!

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Would you like to win the Evangeline Floating Square craft die?  Here's how and good luck!

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 !

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Sun 06

Holiday Blog Blitz - Quick Holiday Cards with Ball Wreath Die
by Rebecca Keppel

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Hi all! Rebecca here! It is so easy to make quick Christmas bauble wreath cards using the Poppystamps Ball Wreath Die. You simply die cut it out of the center of a 4.25x5.5 inch rectangle. I used the Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Rectangle die for added interest. Adhere it over a card base and insert glitter glue or other tinted adhesive into the tiny die cut circles.

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You can use lighter pastel colors for a more modern twist or use traditional colors like I did on the green card.

Want to see how quick and easy it is to create a card like this? Check out this video:

Would you like to win the Ball Wreath craft die?  Here's how and good luck!

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!! :) 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sat 05

Holiday Blog Blitz - Magical Christmas
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone! This is my first post for Poppystamps and I am thrilled to have been asked to join their talented design team!  AND I get to start with their Holiday 2017 release, how fun is that? The Holiday 2017 Blog Blitz continues through August 17 and is filled with creative ideas! Poppystamps will be giving away a prize, each day of the Blog Blitz, so be sure to leave a comment.  Winners will be announced August 18, good luck!!!

My double fold card features the Open Hillside, Sloping Hillside and Snowscape dies along with the word dies "believe" and "magic". The card base was made using 12" x 12" cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 12" and scored at 4" from each end. 

 I cut the first panel with the Open Hillside die.

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My next panel uses the Sloping Hillside die.

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The center panel snowfall was made using the Snowscape die and dark blue cardstock. I used the Do You Believe stamp set to add my sentiments and the star, from the same set, was heat embossed using silver embossing powder.

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I cut the words believe and magic from glitter cardstock. To add dimension, the words were also cut 2x each from white cardstock, glued and layered together along with the glitter words. To finish my card I added Stampendous Crystal Snow to the trees and hillside.

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I hope this card has given you inspiration for your holiday cards or projects! I better get going on my cards, Christmas will be here before I know what happened!!! Be sure to leave a comment by August 17 for your chance to win the Sloping Hillside die used in today's post!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Fri 04

Holiday Blog Blitz.. Peaceful Dove.
by Pam Simpson

Hope you are enjoying our Holiday blog blitz! on offer today "Peaceful Dove" .. I have made a   Wedding card! see not just for Holidays!..

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My card colours I decided to use are white and silver pearl.

How I did this below, sharing some photos.

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I have used Poppystamps Peaceful Dove Collage to cut out this dove, then using Peaceful Dove die I have cut two in white card and adhered  onto the cutout leaving the wing with no glue on, as I wanted to add some shape.

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My frame from above, with Peaceful Dove in the centre, back onto silver pearl card. 

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This I have adhered to a card size 6.1/2" x 8" and decorated as shown. 

Close up of this beautiful Peaceful Dove..

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Would you like to win this beautiful Peaceful Dove, will give details below.

Thank you for stopping by and good luck..Pam x.

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!! :) 

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Thu 03

Holiday Blog Blitz ~ Polar Bears and Snowflakes Shaker Card
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  This Christmas shaker card was so much fun to make and, since fun is fun, I am convinced it is never too early to start thinking about holiday cards! The brand new  Tiny Polar Bears and Celeste Snowflakes make adorable elements when die cut out of shrink film... with plenty of bling to match. The Pointed Rectangle Frames keeps the project easy to add both a frame and the spacing foam for the shaker card. Here are some close-ups, with a video down below:

 

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Would you like to win the Celeste Snowflakes craft die set?  Here's how and good luck!

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!! :) 

Here's the tutorial video!

 

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