149 posts categorized "Winter"

08/17/2018

Fri 17

Sending Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Fans! If you love the holidays, and all the traditions that make them special, then creating holiday cards is right up there at the top of your 'to do' list. My card today is a combo of some of the newest stamps and dies and hopefully will inspire you to get cookin' on your holiday card making.

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Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil lets you as artist, bring your special color touches to your cards.

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After taping the stencil over the leaves, I simply added a bit of sponged ink on each holly leaf. Don't you love the way the veins of the leaves stand out after sponging on the ink? The added texture of color just makes them pop!

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Poppy's Clear Stamps I used have matching dies, and note I cut 2 of the smaller poinsettia image. Here's why:

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Once I finished copic coloring my poinsettia, I fussy cut the center petals of one, and adhered it to the center of the first whole image with a bit of foam tape. The very center has some Stickles added.

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Plenty of room on the frame image to add my sentiment. First the word 'Joy' with embossing powder, then the rest stamped,

(note: the embossing powder I used is Ranger's Liquid Platinum), and JOY filled in with my copics.

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Hope you're inspired to play with a few of Poppy's new holiday collection! And be sure to come back every day for more inspiration! Happy crafting!

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08/10/2018

Fri 10

Merry and Bright
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings  Poppy fans! I'm up on the blog today bringing you a card with some of the new holiday dies.

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Lots of steps to make my Merry and Bright card. Let's start with the shaker.

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I cut my Pinpoint Shaker ornament from glitter paper, 3 times. I plan to make 3 of these cards, and to try doing the same to all of my handmade holiday cards this year. So much easier while all supplies are on hand, and when it's time to send out cards I'll have plenty ready to go.

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The back of the shaker was cut from a piece of card stock treated with Magical powder. Powder is sprinkled on, and when spritzed with water, the magic happens. Perfect for the shine I was going for. I love the shimmer that pops out when it dries.

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Instead of foam to build my shaker, I cut the die 4 times so that the edge would be smooth. Then I applied glue and glitter. You're going to see the side of the ornament, why not finish it with bling? Looks so 'holiday'!

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Plenty of shine for the background too, with Oxide ink and Mr. Huey's Color Mist. It's a holiday card, folks. Time to shine!

Speaking of shine, let's not forget the Pine branches.

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I gave my pine needles plenty of Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder by using my Versamark Ink Refil directly onto the needles.

Once dry, I gave some extra 'snow' by applying it again. 

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Here's a closeup of my 'flocking'.

Hope you're inspired to start your holiday stash. And take my word, when it's time to send them, have 3 of each will come in handy!

Hope your week's extra crafty!

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08/03/2018

Fri 03

Holiday Blog Blitz! Joy to the World
by Robin Tharaldson

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Can you believe it's August already?!!??? It is definitely time to start thinking about making your holiday cards and projects! AND what a better way than Poppystamps Holiday 2018 Release! Not to mention a Blog Blitz where you could be the winner of one of the NEW dies from the release!

I decided to use a #10 envelope for my cards this year! It's still first class postage but has that different look! The #10 envelopes I am using are from Paper Source and are much heavier than a standard office supply envelope. 

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My Joy to The World card features several of the dies from the Holiday Release! For the background of the ornaments I used the largest of the Retro Ornaments dies and then embossed them using a snowflake embossing folder.

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For my JOY I used the Joy Outline die set! I cut the outline three times from white cardstock, stacked together to create more dimension and then added a single layer of the red joy! The following video will show you how to create this card!

 

If you would like to win the Joy Outline die, please leave a comment!!  Here's all the important information about Poppystamps Holiday Release Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from July 24 to August 4, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts 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. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have untilmidnight US EST August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on August 9. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!

Thanks for stopping by!

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08/02/2018

Thu 02

Holiday Blog Blitz! Trio of Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! And welcome back to Poppy's holiday release Blog Blitz. Nancy here, and I'm featuring a new die called, 'Mountain Hills Plate'. And if you're looking for a holiday die that does it all, and delivers easy breezy, this one's a must have!

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The die measures an A2 size card, and cuts in 3 sections plus a frame. I chose to do my winter scene in shimmery shades of cardstock.

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Perfectly easy to do 3 cards, with all the sections lined up with the 3 colors of cardstock.

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Here's a tip for doing the 'joy' sentiment. I cut out the word from poppy's new Joy die, & ombred the die cut before stamping it with it's coordinated stamp from Tidings of Joy. I used my Misti to line up the word with the stamp, and simply inserted each

die cut before stamping. Once you do the first one, the others line up perfectly and easily.

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A few snowflakes and a sprinkling of sequins, and my trio of Joy is done! Already planning to do more in other colors, maybe with glitter paper? 

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Want to win this fabulous Mountain Hills Plate die? Just leave a comment. Winners will be announced on the 6th. Hope you win! And don't forget to comment each day of the blitz!

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07/27/2018

Fri 27

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Day Two
by Jennifer Svare

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Happy Holiday Blog Blitz!  It's so much fun seeing the new dies coming out for this year's holiday paper crafting.  Today I made a few idea projects, but mainly the box card is what I'll be sharing in the tutorial video and all techniques can be used on cards and tags, too!  

Box cards close flat for mailing, but yet offer so much dimension when sitting on display.  No dies required for this box card base - super simple and I'll show you how in the video below.

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The snowflakes were created using a snowflake stencil and texture paste.

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Gold thread was glued and looped around to create a fun ornament line.

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The Whittle Moose is fabulous, and a wreath was added around his neck with Nuvo drops.

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The Stitched Ornament Set is incredible!  I love the embossing the die provides as it cuts.  Absolutely gorgeous and so many color combinations could be made! (Make sure to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the Stitched Ornament Set!

Here are a couple more ideas using the same colors and stenciling technique as the box card:

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I love the Memory Box stencils.  So easy to use, and the patterns are great!

Make sure to check out the video below, and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the Stitched Ornament Set!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Happy Holiday crafting!

 

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07/26/2018

Thu 26

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's Christmas in July as we kick off our Holiday Release blog blitz!  Our blog blitz is a time we set aside to show you projects with the latest dies, and better yet.. we offer you a chance to win some for yourself! 
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I love non traditional colors for the holidays.  The unexpected colors  are a stand out and a fun twist from the conventional.  I started by cutting the Atessa Collage from light pink card stock.  I layered it over a fuchsia card stock allowing the rich dark color to peek through the die cut openings and around the outer edges.  I usually set an acrylic block over my die cuts to help them stay flat and dry in place. The clear block allows me to keep making - deciding what die cut to put where - since the base is still visible.
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A bit of tape on the reverse side of the mittens holds the red inlay hearts and twine to connect the mittens in place.

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I  repeated the colors of the mittens (red and aqua) in the "Merry" die cut sentiment.   Repeating colors always helps coordinate your design.
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 I embellished the card with snowflakes (also from the new release) called Linked Snowflake Trio.  I added some jewels to the snowflake centers and scattered a few more for  sparkle.
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I always use a stencil brush to sweep away the little bits of debris left when die cutting.  I'm smitten with this 5/8" Crafters Choice from Royal & Langnickel (only $2.50 at Joann).
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And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Pinpoint  Heart Mittens die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from July 26-August 4. 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 August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 9. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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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! 

 

12/18/2017

Mon 18

Rustic Winter Wreath
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

Today I am sharing a card I created that was inspired by those frosty winter mornings in the country. I love waking up early and seeing the way the frost has covered the trees, and the wreath on the old barn door is a rustic Christmas welcome.

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To create the rustic winter wreath, I cut 4 pieces of the Twisted Oak Branch, 2 in green and 2 in glittery white, and arranged them into a roundish shape. Then I added 2 Pine twigs, a Cheery cardinal, and tiny stars from the All-Star Collage. I used a fancy coppery patina paper, to look like rustic tin or copper stars on those beautiful old country barns.

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We are so grateful you could join us here today!

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