15 posts categorized "Snow"

01/01/2017

Sun 01

PSC#28 Silent Snowflakes

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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 "Oh Christmas Tree" is Nowalinka : Kocia zawieszka

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Lilian/The Leaf Studio.

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#28 Silent Snowflakes - We think you should stop and appreciate the beauty of each season.   Don't let the snow get you down - celebrate it!    There's a calm about standing silent in the snow watching the flakes descend.  It's magical how the sun or moon shining on the frozen water make it sparkle!    We're looking for designs that feature snowflakes!  We think they look beautiful stamped, embossed, and dusted with glitter but our very favorites are the intricate designs made with dies!  Whatever you choose make sure you include at least ONE Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Michele K.  Henderson


Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  

You have until January 29 at 11:55 pm US EST to link up your designs here!  A new challenge will begin on February 1, 2017!    We can't wait to see your designs!

 

12/22/2016

Thu 22

Warm Winter Wishes Gift Cards
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, friends!  It's Jinny here today with a quartet of gift-card-wielding, Christmas cards for some of my nieces and nephews.  This is the first year I've turned to gift cards for the little ones, but I never know what to get them, especially being as we never get to see them and don't even know what they have or like.  Matter of fact, I haven't even yet met three of the four of them from my hubby's side of the family.  Then, in the past, when we haven't heard if the gifts were even liked or appreciated, well, it just makes it easier to send gift cards and let them pick out exactly what they want themselves.  At least, then, I'll be assured our precious dollars weren't wasted.  Plus, Poppystamps' Tucked Corner Tag die sure makes the delivery of gift cards ever so fun!

Poppystamps Warm Christmas Wishes Gift Cards - JinnyNewlinThey're all pretty much made the same, so I'll just take you through the making of one.

Poppystamps Warm Foxy Wishes Gift Card - JinnyNewlinI started by watercoloring and splatting a piece of watercolor paper in shades of aqua, turquoise, and green.  I then speckled it with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once that was dry, I used the Winter Snowflakes stencil to add a little texture with modeling paste.  While that was drying, I stamped a strip of vellum, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment and anchored it, as well as the watercolored piece itself, to the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  Before sealing up the far left edge of the vellum strip with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, I tucked a handful of Sparkling Clear and silver star sequins in behind it.

12.12.16 017Our Tucked Corner Tag was then die-cut from white, glitter cardstock; punched with a simple hole in its top; laced with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; popped off the surface of the card face with foam tape; and embellished with a textured Garden Green cardstock,  Holly Leaf Branch die cut.  Its center, too, was filled in with a Barnes and Noble gift card.

12.12.16 020Finally, I stamped the little fox on watercolor paper; watercolored her; die-cut her out; dressed her up with a little stamped, die-cut, and watercolored scarf; and popped her up, with foam tape, in the bottom left corner of the tag.

12.12.16 023The fox was then swapped out for the deer, otter, and cat, each individually dressed for winter, respectively.  While it's not showing up super good in these photos, they were also detailed with Clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

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12.12.16 035Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, and have a truly blessed Christmas, Poppystamps' friends!  Hugs!

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12/19/2016

Mon 19

City Sidewalks
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

One of the things I love about Christmas is how we celebrate it all over the world, from small country towns to the big city metropolis! I lived in a big city for many years, and have always loved the busy city streets during the holidays. I used a few of my favorite Poppystamps to create this city scene.

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This card uses only three dies, Wintergreen Border, Downtown Urban Landscape, and Crystal Snowflake Corner Frame. To create a pretty scene like this, you have to think in terms of layers. Start with the base card, then add the bottom layer of buildings first, stacking layers until the Wintergreen Border layers are placed on the top. Have fun experimenting with the paper, manipulating leaves and vines until they lay just the way you want. It's amazing how versatile a border die can be once you start playing with edges and overlaps. Create your own city scene!

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Enjoy your holidays wherever you are, and wherever your heart lies! From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

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12/13/2016

Tue 13

Apple Butter Gift Tags
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a couple more of my apple butter gift tags.  For the first one, I turned our Bauble Tree Background die into a tag itself; and for the second, I had lots of fun creating a watercolor scene.

Poppystamps Apple Butter Gift Tags - JinnyNewlinLet's get up close and personal with the first.

Poppystamps Bauble Tree Gift Tag - JinnyNewlinI started this tag by die-cutting the Bauble Tree Background base from Basic Black cardstock and topping it with a die-cut, from silver, glitter cardstock, Merry Bauble Tree.  It's bottom edge was then decked out with a silver-embossed, on a strip of black cardstock, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" sentiment, which I popped up with foam tape.

12.10.16 020A die-cut, from white, glitter cardstock, Ava Snowflake dresses up its middle...

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and its top was simply punched with a small hole through which to thread white string, which was tied, in a bow, after being laced through a black button and embellished with lots of fabulous, color-coordinating ribbons and trims, tied in bows themselves.

12.10.16 025I used our largest Festival Tags die as a foundation for the second.

Poppystamps Watercolor Gift Tag - JinnyNewlinIt was watercolored and speckled in shades of aqua and turquoise.  I then die-cut the Winter Pine from textured, Garden Green cardstock.  Before popping it out of the die, I sponged it up with VersaMark ink to emboss the layers of snow with white powder.  It was then popped up with foam tape, just as the deer, which was die-cut from Soft Suede cardstock, was.  I couldn't help but give the deer a little, red, rhinestone nose, before splattering everything with Titanium White acrylic paint.

12.10.16 033The "the most wonderful time of the year" sentiment was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, along the vertical right edge of the tag.

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Before the tag was laced, through a punched hole, surrounded with a die-cut, Crumb Cake cardstock ring, and tied in a bow, another scrumptious, white, glitter, cardstock Ava Snowflake die cut was added, to the tree, to complete the look.

12.10.16 016That covers things, for today, Poppystamps' friends.  Thanks so much for visiting us, and have a terrific Tuesday!

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12/05/2016

Mon 05

December Joy
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

December has finally arrived, and that means we can now start singing Christmas carols with abandonment, eating all the holiday treats without guilt, and loving all the sparkling snow! December is a truly magical month!

Today I am sharing a sparkly, glittery card that celebrates December! Take a look!

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I used the gorgeous Honeybee Layers from Birch Press Design and added a few of my favorite Poppystamps to make this card feel sparkly and cheerful! If you're like me, you LOVE glitter but hate the gluey mess. So I add the sparkle and shine with glitter paper and foil paper, which look beautiful with our intricate dies!

Take a look at our new challenge too, O Christmas Tree! There's always room for a more glitter on the tree!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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12/01/2016

Thu 01

PSC#27 Oh Christmas Tree

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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 Plaid is Rad Challenge is Eliz Stewart!  How clever to make a wreath of plaid apples!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is KT Fit Kitty!    

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#27  Oh Christmas Tree -  Happy Holidays everybody!    The Christmas Tree conjures up all sorts of wonderful memories.......... decorating those bountiful boughs with the family - unwrapping the ornaments you've treasured over the years... finding the special one your son or daughter gave you when they were in Kindergarten.     Is it covered with lights and decked with ornaments or buried under fresh snow?  Maybe its stacked with presents underneath?  Or perhaps a wonderful nativity? We want you to share your thoughts on the perfect tree. 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....

You have until December 29 at 11:55 pm EST to link up your project.  A new challenge will begin on January 1, 2017.

Join us for new release sneek peeks beginning December 26!

 

11/29/2016

Tue 29

Warm Christmas Wishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, boasting a paper door all dressed up for the holidays.  So, let's get right to it.

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I started this card by embossing vertical grooves, into a wide strip of Oatmeal cardstock, to resemble bead-board and topping it with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A strip of vellum, stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment was carefully held in place near the bottom of the prepped piece, as all three paper bits were then anchored, onto a white, cardstock, card face, with brown-threaded, straight, machine stitches and their edges distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.

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The door was Cameo-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, as well as a little, Titanium White acrylic paint; backed with a piece of white cardstock, which had been coated with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks, rubbed through the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil; and adhered, tucked under the vellum, sentiment strip, in the center of the card face.  Our Home for the Holidays Wreath was then die-cut from Garden Green, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, and Ballet Slippers cardstocks, as well as vellum, and stacked one on top of the other, while tucking each limb, leaf, and berry into the other, until it was full and fluffy and perfectly fit to hang on the door.  I also weaved in a few Always Artichoke, cardstock, Pine Twig die cuts.

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It was then topped with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow, and embellished with a lone pearl, backed with a Baker's Twine bow, to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

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11/23/2016

Wed 23

Winter card
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans :)

Christmas time is coming.  

I am sharing a  Christmas card today. 

 

There are three layers of the paper: white, green (2-3mm smaller) and white again. This time it was about 5mm difference to make that nice green frame around.

I used star mask and pearl paste to make those tiny white-glitter stars on the background.

Silver  glitter paper was used for that circle in the centre. It was decorated with Wintergreen Border die.

There are actually three cut outs but I cut out the bottom part of each and then they were stuck underneath the circle.

Two poinsettias are added on the border of the circle and then I added Country House die together with some turquoise stars.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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11/16/2016

Wed 16

Merry Christmas
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS!!!

The perfect Christmas Tree? Yes con Poppy!!!!!!!!!! :)

How many days until Christmas?? wowow!!!! 

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The countdown begins and I'm ready with my Christmas cards!!!!! Did you see the Online Store???? You still have time to get your Christmas Poppy Dies!!!!!!

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This card catches Christmas with a wonderful little tree!!!!!

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Love the scene!!!! I like the emboss on the Tree and  touch of brightness in the embellishments and snowflakes!!!!!

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Thanks for your sweet comments and hope you like my card!!!! :)

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11/06/2016

Sun 06

Snowy Hillside
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! I hope you are all enjoying a nice weekend. Its still on the warm side here in CA but a least it cools

down in the evening.  I altered the Poppystamps Merry Christmas tag so that I could just use the sentiment

for this card. I do see that I forgot to add the dot for the i. 

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The Everygreen Hillside die is layered 3 times and behind it is some thick vellum. I thinly spread 

glue and then added chunky glitter. I just sorta eyeballed cutting the vellum to fit behind the hills.

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I hope you like this Hillside and Merry Christmas die as much as I do.

Thank you for all the sweet comments you leave when it’s my turn to post, I do read and appreciate them all!

Have a blessed week!

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