133 posts categorized "Winter"

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.
Forest-Deer-TwoI stamped a sentiment from the Wintertime Faeries clear stamp set on on a die cut Stitched Hill.  I made sure to add lots of sparkle on my card.. some gems for the centers on the snowflakes and some sugary glitter too! 
Forest-DeerThe Grand Pine Tree is my favorite pine tree ever.  I embossed it to add more detail and then glittered up it's snowy boughs.
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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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11/19/2017

Sun 19

Merry Christmas Snowfall
by Robin Tharaldson

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I love making holiday cards; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! But Christmas seems to have crept up on me this year. My card is actually simple and you could make several by using the assembly line method. Just cut all the pieces one day and assemble the next!


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This card uses Poppystamps Merry Christmas Banner, Picket Fence, Birch Tree, Evangeline Snowflakes and Poinsettia Mini die sets!

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To create the look of snow I used a white gel pen! My background was made using a snowfall embossing folder.

 

Thanks for stopping by today and check back often for more inspiration from Poppystamps!

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11/17/2017

Fri 17

Mini Poinsettia Wreath Tag
by Michele K. Henderson.

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Hello Everybody!

Christmas is the time for sparkle and shine, even in the tiniest packages! Today, I am sharing a tag I created with the brand new Poinsettia Mini! As soon as as I saw how cute these tiny blooms were, I knew they would look gorgeous on a shiny Home for the Holidays Wreath!

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I used a few of my favorite old and new Poppystamps dies to create a sparkly tag that will look elegant and festive on any Christmas package! Since the parts of the poinsettia are very small, I decided to cut out all of my pieces, and lay out the tiny bits and pieces before adhering them on to my card stock tag.

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Even the tiniest dies cut so sharp and clean, even on specialty foil and glitter papers too! Once all my pieces were cut, all I needed to do was glue them on. Once I had everything in place, I decided to go with the larger size Alpine Snowflake too. Back to the Big Shot Plus! If you don;t mind a little futzy detail work, like tiny petals and berries cut from a tiny hole punch, a tag like this is easy breezy and shiny bright!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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11/04/2017

Sat 04

Peaceful Hillside
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! I hope your weekend is going well! I love using these Hillside dies from Poppystamps , you have so many options. This is my first time using the darling :Tiny Fawn dies. I blended some ink on a scrap of watercolor cardstock then cut the fawns out. I was so tempted to add the spots, eyes and nose like Pam did( adorable) maybe next time.

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I added a bit of soft green glitter to the trees and then left the card alone. I wanted to add a sentiment to the front but  decided to leave it blank and just let the trees and fawn shine.

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I am showing the back side ( not very pretty) of my project so you can see how I add my fun foam. I  used my tape gun to add tape where needed, add the fun foam and trim where needed. I then placed a piece of vellum over the opening to give a soft sky.


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The gold envelope in the photo is from Birch Press Design . Thanks for the visit today.

God bless!

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10/30/2017

Mon 30

Sending Christmas Wishes
by Robin Tharaldson

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This card features a design strip made with the circles stamp from the Studio Blotter stamp set. I used my stamp positioner, red and green ink and and moved my cardstock repeatedly to make my design. Then over top I used VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder. I used gold glitter paper to cut Poppystamps Sending Script die and heat embossed my stamped sentiment, from Poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set.

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Here are directions for making the decorative strip.

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I started with my red ink, stamped the image, and moved my paper one inch, up or down, for each impression.

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I moved my starting point up a half inch and stamped my first green impression. From there each impression was one inch up or down.

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I moved my starting point up a quarter inch, stamped my first Versamark impression and used gold embossing powder. From there each impression was one inch up or down. I stamped three impressions with Versamark and then heat embossed; repeated until my strip is covered; then trimmed the strip down into two pieces. I used a Memory Box Notecard, in Cranberry, as my card base and then splattered it with gold paint. Added my sentiment strip and adhered Sending to my card!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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10/27/2017

Fri 27

Easy and Festive Gatefold Cards
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  Today I'll share how I made these fun, simple gatefold cards! 

The possibilities are endless with the color and embellishment options to create different looks and themes.  

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The fabulous base layers from the Postage Square Layers and Heart Pattern Plate make the perfect base for a gatefold card that looks like it took a long time to make... but didn't!  

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I used the Stitched Evangeline Snowflake as the base for a sparkly layer of Boho Snowflake.  I love how these snowflake dies work together to create options!  I definitely could have put a crystal or sequin on top of the snowflake, but I love how flat these cards are especially when mailing bulk cards for Christmas. 

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Since there were three square postage bases to embellish, I thought the three letters from the Joy Banner die perfectly matched the playful Heart Pattern Plate.

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All of these dies are so versatile - even the lettering look can be changed with a different paper and crank of the die cutter!  

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The Roaming Polar Bear looks great all white and sparkly, and I just couldn't resist as long as the glitter paper was out!  A quick flip to horizontal, and larger Rectangle Postage Layer made it fast and easy.

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The Folk Merry Christmas is the perfect font for a Kraft-style card, so I used this for the interior card greeting.  The red base was made using the Postage Rectangle Layers and the Pinpoint Rectangle Layers made the top layer so easy. 

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I love how the borders from the Postage Layers give a festive hello even while in the envelope!

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Check out the video below for a closer look of these cards and tips on how they were made! Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day!

 

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10/22/2017

Sun 22

Winter Wish
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  You know I love color and color blocking is one of my favorite techniques.  Adding bold colors creates clean lines and wonderful contrast to your projects.  For this card I selected three shades of blue for a winter scene.
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The trio of dies I used today are beautiful individually, but so stunning when stacked together!
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I cut the Sloping Hillside from the medium shade of blue.  This will be the bottom layer of my card that is adhered to the card base.  You will notice with each layer I cut the outside edges slightly smaller so that each layer of color is also revealed along the outer edges of the card. 
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Next I cut the Snowscape from the darkest shade of blue.  I placed the snowy cut out behind the Sloping Hillside die cut and adhered it to the base of the card.   I trimmed the frame that was left behind slightly smaller than the light blue and adhered it to the card base. 
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The last layer cut from the lightest shade of card stock is the Open Hillside.   Again I trimmed the outer edges to make a slightly smaller frame for an ombre effect inside and outside the die cut images. 
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To complete the scene I added a Bashful Fawn and the sentiment "wish" in white card stock. 

I hope you find time to make something beautiful today! 

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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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09/04/2017

Mon 04

Wintertime Fairies Slider Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Nancy here, and I have an interactive card to show you today. It's Slider Week at Poppy, and Memory Box has released a new die set to help you create a slider.

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The set offers 4 sizes and shapes, and is used with your stamps. Let me show you.

If you've never done a slider card, You Tube has several videos and how-to's. My slider is made with 2 pieces of foam fit together within the cutout, and attached to my fairy. A pulltab with ribbon slides the image through the slide.

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The stamp set I used is from the darling new Wintertime Fairies, (coming soon!) and has a coordinating set of matching dies.

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The sweet holiday fairies set has 3 fairies in different poses. I stamped, cut and colored my fairies and images first, 

and created my background card base from Distress Oxide Inks. On the bottom of the card I created a stencil by tearing a piece of paper in the shape of a hill before spritzing it with white spray. 

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The scene has the flying fairy starting at one end of the card, and flying to the other end, lighting the Christmas lights banner.

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I hope you enjoyed my slider post today. Remember to check back to see how each designer  used this useful and fun die set!

And don't forget to leave a comment to win a stamp set of your choice. Good luck!

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08/17/2017

Thu 17

Sewing in the Snow
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  This card was "sew" much fun to make!  The unique background sprang from mixing the Sew Fond of You clear stamp set and die with the Stitched Alpine Snowflake set. I wanted a cheerful, bright wintery card that matched the sewing theme. How about an embroidery floss background that looks like colorful scribbles in the snow? 

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Laying the strings where they landed on top of double-sided adhesive and then adding Flower Soft snow to fill in the gaps was the perfect solution. The texture is sturdy and has a very unique feel and look to it. It sparkles just like snow. I loved how this turned out, and it was not only easy and fast, but FUN! 

A ric-rac string was cut from the Ric Rac Stitches set, and the largest snowflake from the Stitched Alpine Snowflakes set was placed as the base to a button with a tulle bow. 

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Full video tutorial below!

 

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