Sat 13

Blog Blitz! Love Shaker
by Nancy Penir

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Happy New Year, everyone! Poppystamps is in full Valentine mode with a Blog Blitz featuring all new Valentine dies!

I'm showcasing 'Love Stitch Circle Frame'. Together with another new die, 'Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frames', here's a little inspiration for a 'Love Shaker' card.

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I cut several of the love circles, one in white, 5 in red. Rather than use foam, I love the look of a contrast color to pop up my die cut.

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The scalloped frames can be cut apart and used individually, but I kept them together and embossed a A2 sized card for an all over lacy look for my background.

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A bit of Birch Press Design ribbon and some glitter dipped paper roses, and my shaker is ready for my valentine!

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I used a combo of red sequins and red sequin hearts for my filler.

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This angle gives you a better look at how I assembled the die cuts.

Don't forget, each comment during the blitz gives you a better chance to win one of the new Valentine dies! Hope you win!

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Fri 12

Blog Blitz! Vintage Valentines
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I absolutely love hot air balloons, vintage postcards, and Valentine's Day!  For this card, I got to combine all three and I'm excited to share how I did these cards in the video below.

The brand new Hot Air Balloons are very fun and versatile dies. They are a great size to work with and the large one can even be a stand-alone focal point if one wanted.  I used the larger one from the set, masked off panels so I could color them individually, and added a little surprise addition to the balloon...  a decorative heart border complete with stitching! I used the Stitched Heart Curve die to do this and was so pleased with how the curve lined up perfectly.

Gold thread was used prior to inlaying the hearts to add some balloon strings, and a coat of glossy accents isn't necessarily vintage, but I just couldn't resist.

Nuvo drops were used to create a basket full of greenery and flowers. 

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There was no way I could leave out the incredible Swirled Love die, and so a second card was made.  These sentiment die scripts are incredible.

In my video, I'll also show some fun vintage postcards I found at an auction recently. So much fun!  

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Notice below, the frame is slightly crooked.  I actually left it this way on purpose.  Vintage postcards have very "handmade" imperfections in them, which adds for a lot of fun embracing "mistakes" that I would normally not use.  What IS perfect, however, is the incredible Be My Valentine Postcard Script die - I just love this!  

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To leave the oval area clear of the embossing folder impression, I used an oval embossing diffuser plate.  This also allowed me to keep the card background to a single layer.

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Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave a comment to win the brand new set of HOT AIR BALLOONS! The blog blitz runs from January 8-30, 2018. 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 February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on February 3. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Thu 11

Sending Handmade Hugs
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Hello and welcome to the 2018  Blog Blitz. The design team will be sharing the new products and you will have a chance to win one, each day. Today I will be giving away the new:Triple Heart Twirl die from Poppystamps . All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win.

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The envelopes I use for my cards, like the pink one above are from Birch Press Designs.

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The shinny you see behind the heart is adhesive paper , sticky side up. It helps the glitter go on evenly and stay put.

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After I sprinkle on the glitter , I press down on it , just to make sure it will fill in nicely.

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I used watercolor cardstock for my front panel stamped with a sentiment from the new stamp set called : Valentine Fairies.

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the die: Triple Heart Twirl die.

Many blessing to you all in 2018

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Wed 10

Poppystamps January Challenge: Snow Day
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

There is so much going on here on the Poppystamps blog, you won't want to miss a thing! In addition to our amazing blog hop, where you could win every day, we have an exciting January challenge we would love you to join! This month, our theme is Snow Day! Create a card or project with your idea for Snow Day, and link it up here on the blog for your chance to win some brand new blog candy!

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Growing up in Wisconsin, Snow Days meant winter fun and friends! Now that I live in the deep South, I sometimes miss seeing the beautiful winter landscapes, quiet and white,  fluffy snow covering everything like a blanket. At night, hues of purples and greens would wave through the starry sky like a searchlight. For my Snow Day inspiration, I created a simple shaker, crispy snow white and filled with sparkly sequins.

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If you've never made a shaker card before, let 2018 be the year you give it a try! The idea is simple; create a "well" out of foam tape or craft foam, fill it with sequins, then add your cover panel. Make sure you've added a window too, which can be made from just about anything you have in the house, such as plastic packaging, or a recycled clam shell. I usually make a lot of shaker cards, since I love they way they sound, so I go to the office store and get a pack of clear computer pages. You can also purchase individual sheets too if you'd like to start small.

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You can fill your shakers with all kinds of fun materials too! I used purple, green, and blue sequins to remind me of the Northern Lights! You can use a mix of sequins, tiny seed beads, tiny confetti or paper cuts, chunky glitter, coffee beans, be creative! One time I made a shaker with black Tahitian sand, a few tiny shells and a magical "pearl"!

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You can make a Snow Day shaker, or some other Winter fun Snow Day idea, using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, and you might be randomly selected to win a $20 gift certificate to use in the Poppystamps shop! We can't wait to see what you'll create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Tue 09

Blog Blitz! Positives & Negatives: 1 Die 3 Ways
by Rebecca Keppel

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Hi everyone! Rebecca here with three ways to use the new Splendid Stitched Hearts Craft Die. This die is perfect for using both the positive and negatives of the die cuts. You can do a traditional die cut inlay technique or use foam tape to pop up some stitched hearts into the openings.Splendid Stitched Heart Die Cut INlay

Or, if you're really feeling adventurous, you can use the negative space as a shaker card window and add some of the positive shapes as shaker elements! 

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 In this video, I show all three techniques and walk you through the creation of all three of my cards!

Don't you love all the possibilities of creating with the Splendid Stitched Hearts die? If you want to win one of your very own Splendid Stitched Hearts Die, just comment below! Thanks so much for stopping by!

:) Rebecca

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Mon 08

Spring Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's a fabulous day for a visit to the Poppystamps blog!  We're celebrating a new release with a blog blitz! Through the end of the month the design team is sharing projects made with the new Spring Release (you can see all the dies and clear stamp sets in the store here).    And as a special treat for you we'll be giving away one of the new dies or stamp set on every post during the blitz!!  I'll give you all the details at the end of this post.. but first.. let me share a card I made for today!
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The focal point of my card is the new LITTLE RABBITS set inside the new GARDEN WREATH die.  These little bunnies are ADORABLE!  Won't they look great on all you spring projects?  Do you love the background papers?  They're from Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow Collection.
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The sentiment is stamped directly on pattern paper from the GRATEFUL HEART clear stamp set. 

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To "set the scene" I added a STITCHED HILL for the bunnies to sit on.  For embellishments I gave one of the LITTLE RABBITS a pom pom tail, and added pearls to the GARDEN WREATH.  The STITCHED FLUTTERING BUTTERFLIES are a must have - there are 5 stitched butterflies in the set and I can see them in lieu of sequins EVERYWHERE!
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Here's what you've been waiting for.. the prize!  How'd you like to win the new GARDEN WREATH die?   Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from January 8-30, 2018. 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 February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on February 3. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Fri 05

My Christmas
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Happy New Year!!!!

This is my first post of 2018!!!! Yuhu!!!!!! How are you??? Everything in calm?????? jiji After holidays, everything is very calm, really? My son back to the school until January 8th!!!!! 

I decided share you this beautiful card!!!!! 

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I love snowflakes, gold and glitter paper, all diecuts of Poppy are wonderful!!!

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I added some 3D on circles, Do you see the relief? 
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Christmas and this card, just make me happy!
Visit our Online store!!!!!
I can't wait to read your sweet comments!!!!! 
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Mon 01

PSC#40 - Snow Day!

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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 "Anything But A Card" is Juana Create!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Bunny!

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#40 - Snow Day!  Remember when you were a kid just waiting for the big snow so you could have the day off?    You could't wait to get out in the snow and start playing!  Even through the eyes of an adult a fresh blanket of snow can transform how we see the world.    We're looking for projects that capture a range of styles from the magic and majesty, to the fun and excitement of a snow day!  Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created. 

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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 favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on January 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on February  1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

Sun 31

Sparkly New Year's Card
by Rebecca Keppel

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 I decided to make a few New Year's Eve cards, but had no themed papers or embellishments! So I dug through my favorite Poppystamps dies and stamps and found some fun star images. Add some glitter ink, cardstock and metallic Nuvo Crystal drops and it's easy to make a fun celebratory card that could easily be used for New Year's Eve or any special occasion.

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Cut the Poppystamps Wrapped Star out of glitter cardstock and create a fun star pattern with two small star stamps as a background and you have almost everything you need for a great New Year's Eve card! Check out this video to see how I put the card together without any themed New Year's Eve products! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a very happy and healthy New Year!
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Sat 30

Holiday Thank You Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Well, the holidays are a memory; they sure came and went FAST!!! So, before the new year, it's time to get my thank yous out! My mom always, always made me do my thank yous within a week of receiving a gift. Not sure what happened during the course of a few decades but I hear you have a year to get your "thank yous" out!!!

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My "Thank You" card is easy and uses the Thank You Channel die to create your sentiment! This die is no longer available from Poppystamps but several retail stores have them.

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I used the Evangeline Floating Square as my main focus but you can easily change the background color and die to suit any occasion!

 

Here's wishing you a Happy New Year! And be sure to stop by the Poppystamps blog for more inspiration and techniques for the design team!

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