32 posts categorized "Snow"

01/24/2018

Wed 24

Snow Day? Challenge
by Robin Tharaldson

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Snow Day?? What is a Snow Day? OK I'm just kidding, but I have never experienced a Snow Day here in Southern California! So I can only imagine you are forced to have some "me" time and hopefully craft all day! 

The challenge theme for January is "Snow Day"!  Here are the challenge details! 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. 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.  And remember, you can't win if you don't enter!!!

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My super cute snow "lady" was made using Memory Box Open Studio Pinpoint Scalloped Circles, but you could easily use any stacked die set! For "her" arms I used the twig die from the Autumn Fairies Die set.

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I enjoyed having a snow day, even though it's in the 80's here when I wrote this post! Have fun and take some time for yourself, with or without a Snow Day!

The winner  of the Snow Day 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!  The winner will be announce on February  1 and a new challenge will start, good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

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01/10/2018

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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01/01/2018

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! 

 

12/07/2017

Thu 07

Winter White Out
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Are you ready for the big snows of the season? As a child growing up in Wisconsin, I used to love waking up on frosty winter mornings to the crisp white snow covering every inch of the yard. I still love seeing lots of snow today, unless I have to shovel it of course! Today I have created an unusual card for me, an all-white Winter White Out! Take a look!

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It's completely white! Originally I had planned to add bits of color here and there, like tiny brown deer, or yellow lights in the window, but I really liked the idea of a perfectly white scene with a smooth a snow texture too!

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I started out by cutting a square card base out of heavy white card stock, then cutting the Pointed Square Frame, trimming and measuring until I reached a perfect fit!

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Then I cut out all the tiny parts of the Classic Cottage, two Tree Trunks, and the Tiny Fawns, all out of crisp white card stock. I then added the first Tree Trunk to the upper left corner, then trimmed the second Tree Trunk to line up alongside the first, to look like  continual row of trees. Once the trees were in place, I added the Pointed Square Frame.

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This picture is a little fuzzy, I know! I was gluing the Tree Trunks into the upper right corner with my right hand, and holding the camera with the left! But I know you get the idea! Once the trees and frame were in place, the house, windows, doors, eaves and Tiny Fawns wee easy breezy!

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That's how to make your own Winter White Out! This would look really cute as a holiday gift tag too!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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12/03/2017

Sun 03

Santa in the Chimney
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Happy December to you all! We are enjoying some beautiful weather here in California, I hope its beautiful by you too.  

Sharing a Christmas card with you today. I love these simple openings in the center of the card. I like to leave the sentiment for the inside.

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For this clean and simple I used the: Large Cute Window,Open Hillside and Santa Chimney all from Poppystamps .

I created the card pretty much the same way I always do. I layer with fun foam and sprinkle with glitter. 

The first picture is the most clear, seems when I add my watermark I lose the clarity of my photo.

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I layered the windowsill three times. The cardstock is watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby . 

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Thank you so much for stoping by and than you for all the past comment on my post. You are all so kind.

 

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11/27/2017

Mon 27

Blog Blitz Gingerbread Tag
by Robin Tharaldson

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Sadly Thanksgiving is a memory and we are on to the Christmas crunch!! I know I'm already behind so making a few cards here and there will hopefully help me out! Poppystamps has a new mini holiday release of 13 dies!  You can see them here in the Poppystamps store under the  2017 Winter Release title.  PLUS Poppystamps is having a Blog Blitz for this release!!  You could win BOTH the Gingerbread Boy and Girl die sets by commenting on my post today!!  More information about the Blog Blitz below!!

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My project for today is a tag card. I used Poppystamps Merry Christmas Tag as my main feature and added Gingerbread Boys and a Gingerbread Girl plus a pine bough with a festive red bow.  The Gingerbread kids have the cutest clothes and the Holiday Hats fit them perfectly!  To add their happy faces I used a white gel pen.Gingerbread Tag CU1 With Water

My video will show you how I created the snowfall background using Memory Box Tiny Dots Stencil and modeling paste! I added a silver dot to the center of the bow after I made the video; I thought it needed a little somethin' somethin' to finish the card!

 

 If you would like to win the Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Girl die sets, here is what you need to do! 

Poppystamps blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every BLOG BLITZ post during this time.  To win you must leave a comment on each post 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.  A random number generator is used to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post you wish to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on December 5. Please leave a comment...it's the only way to win!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and check back for more inspiration from the Poppystamps Design Team!!

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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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11/20/2017

Mon 20

Blog Blitz Begins!! Surprise Deer
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I know this is a busy time of year for most of us!  I can't believe Thanksgiving in the US is this Thursday!    After the big feast let the shopping begin with Black Friday deals!   Don't forget your holiday card making!  We've got a new mini release of 13 new dies to celebrate!  You can see them all here in the store under the  2017 Winter Release title.  This is our favorite time to post  because we're having a blog blitz!  And that means it's time to give a little something to you for being so nice to us all year!  Forest-Deer-Four
I used three new dies on this card!  Can you find them?  
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Here's two.. the Swirly Loop die that I'm using as a sun on my design and Shiny Snowflakes.  The snowflakes die includes three different snowflakes.  I used the two smallest in the set.
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Did you spot the third new die I used today?  If you guessed the deer you're right!  It's called "Surprise Deer"  - and a Suprise Dear to you my friends because this is the prize for today's post. 

Want a chance to win this beautiful die?  Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. 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 December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on December 5. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)
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11/14/2017

Tue 14

Snowy Window Card
by Rebecca Keppel

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Making a snowy window scene is easy with the new Poppystamps dies! The Large Window Cut Out die is perfect for any window scene and card theme. But, I especially loved pairing it with the Shiny Snowflakes dies and the Mini Poinsettia's to create a snowy, holiday or wintery card.

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I also used some snowflake stamps and a sentiment from the Wintertime Fairies stamp set. Check out this video to see how I created this window scene.

The window die is so versatile, I could see myself using it for every season of the year! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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09/09/2017

Sat 09

Magical Fairy with Hidden Slider
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying the slider week so far!  I have really enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful and fun designs.  I've always loved sliders, but they have seemed intimidating to me, so I never tried one until now.  I'm so glad I did!  They are not at all as difficult as I had imagined.  Super easy and fun.  I used the Straight Slider Grooves craft dies to create the slider track.

The slider track on this card is hidden behind the front frame.  The ribbon on the right pulls the message tab out, moves the fairy, and also reveals colorful dots of "Show" along the way!

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When closed, there are no colors, but as the fairy slides along, colorful dots of "snow" are revealed along the way.

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The Wintertime Fairies set is so cute and has so many possibilities.  I can't wait to incorporate more of these adorable designs perfect for sider cards!

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Video for the slider card below shows how to incorporate the basic idea of this slider card mechanism into your dies and design ideas:

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a GREAT prize! You have until 12 am US EST September 13 to leave comments on the posts.

 

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