20 posts categorized "Snowflakes"

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!

 

12/24/2016

Sat 24

Merry and Bright
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good morning Poppystamps fans!
It's the most wonderful time of the year. But before you sit down at the holiday table, I have for you a Christmas card.

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I pulled out some of Poppystamps dies and I did the tags dies the shaker.

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In the middle of a stamp and a few sequins.
I also added a small poinsettia and ribbon.

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I wish you all "merry and bright" Christmas. 

May the wonder of Christmas shine in your hearts and bring warmth to those you love. And may the New Year be happy and peaceful to all the people on earth!

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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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12/21/2016

Wed 21

Merry Christmas
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS :)

Preparing Christmas??? My family is ready to receive the love of the child God :)

On this card, I see fabulous Poppy Diecuts!!!! (And my beloved kitten jijiji)

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He has fun on the Choo Choo Christmas Train!!!! Yuhuuuuuuu :)

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A festive words that reach the heart!!!! I cut them in red felt foamy hehehe is so softly!!!!

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Rain of snowflakes!!! This card is for me wonderful hehehe

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I hope your  comments, thanks!!!!!

And today I'm happy and always I read in our blog,  a pretty  woman that leave messages so beautiful for us... so I want to give her with a lot of pleasure,my card: Patricia Howarth, if you read me, send me your postal address, This will be a small thank-you for all your beautiful words. Maybe the card will come after Christmas but the important thing is the affection with which I will send it jijiji 

Kisses amigas!!!!

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12/15/2016

Thu 15

Ombre Bows
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here! I'm happy you popped by today during this busy time of the year so I'll keep this short and sweet!

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The Bow and String die was calling my name so I die cut them out of glitter card stock in shades of pinks and purples for an ombre effect and I die cut the Old Fashioned Merry Christmas from black glitter card stock.

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I wanted to give the background a bit of texture so I used the Memory Box Winter Snowflakes stencil to emboss my card stock. Don't forget to use your stencils this way, you'll get a lot more use out of them.

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I adhered all my die cuts to the card base and filled the backside of the bows with silver glitter card stock and felt it need one more thing so I took the Fluffy Bow and die cut if from silver glitter card stock but used on the square centre pieces from this bow to add to the centres of the Bow & String die cuts and now I felt the card was complete.

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As this is my last post before Christmas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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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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11/24/2016

Thu 24

Snowy Christmas In the Woods
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here with another Christmas card. Can you believe Christmas is just one month away! Wow, the time is flying by.

Today I'm showing a white shaker card that has a pop of colour.

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I started off by die cutting the House in the Woods from wood grain card stock for a bit of texture. I turned this into my shaker element by popping it up on foam strips and backing it with blue glitter card stock. I kept the shaker bits simple by adding white and iridescent stars, beads and sequins. Just a few of each.

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Next, the sentiment was stamped on the card base so I could work the snowflakes around it. I die cut a bunch of Ava Snowflakes from the same white card stock as the card base so the snowflakes would blend into the background.

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This is an easy and fairly quick card to make. The part that takes the longest is adhering all those snowflakes!

I'd like to wish all our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

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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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11/21/2016

Mon 21

Classic Snowflake Trio
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good morning everyone!

Irena  here today with a card in my favorite colors: white, red and gold.

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As a background I used 'Postage Square Layers' Memory Box Open Studio.

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I added a beautifully embossed and cut out "Snowflake Shimmer Ribbon"

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At the end of several cut out "Classic Snowflake Trio" in white and gold colors.

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Thanks so much for visiting today!

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