Thu 15

Christmas Time
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Marybeth here today. I am sharing a"separated sectional shaker card" with you today . It's s a little more involved than my normal style of card.

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I glued three layers of the holly, then cut one more for the top. I have two layers of vellum to hold the sequins in place.

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I turned the card over and filled the card with sequins , covered with one layer of  vellum and then added the other layer of vellum before adhering to the red card base ( see below)

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The sequins stay put and shake just a bit, no falling to the lower edge this way.

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 I used use the Holy Family from Nativity Scene Sidekick and Stencil Frame. ( I just cut it out of the frame) It's layered twice then adhered  to the card.

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Hope you like it and understand my photo directions. 

Its still very dry and windy here in Southern California as I write this. Praying for some rain.

Hope you have a good week!

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Wed 14

Challenge Reminder: Happy Harvest
by Robin Tharaldson

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Here is your November Challenge Reminder!!!  Each month Poppystamps holds a challenge theme and this month is Happy Harvest!! Dig out your Fall colors, stamps and dies and create a project that reminds you of Autumn/Fall!!  My inspiration for you is this cute thank you card that features Whittle animals and Fall colors!

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Once again I'm using the Triple Stitch Window as a focal point to showcase the Whittle animals! The white panel is cut from wood grain embossed cardstock and goes perfectly with the woodland creatures!  The animals were colored simply with Copic markers.

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The Doodle Thank You die is the perfect size for my A2 card! I cut the die three times and stacked together for more dimension!

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The rules are simple and you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! For all the details click HERE!  Have fun with this months challenge!

Thanks for stopping by....

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Mon 12

Sending Christmas Cheer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Friends! It's countdown 'till Christmas card' sending, and I'm bringing some inspiration with Poppystamps Deco Tree Frame, a charming die with many fun possibilities.

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I love to watercolor, and thought of a way to incorporate this technique with the Deco frame. First I die impressed the image onto watercolor cardstock. Then with Artesa pens colored the tree, and negative spaces.

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The pens were one of those impulse buys, but let me tell you... I LOVE them! Rich colors that blend seamlessly, and allow for first laying down a water wash, which is what I did here. 

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Cut my die from gold foil paper and glued it over another die cut, giving the frame body and dimension. 

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Stamping on watercolor cardstock doesn't always give crisp clear images, so I decided to use acetate. Did you know you can emboss on acetate? Just be sure to use Heat Resistant Acetate.

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I bought mine on Amazon. Here's a shot of the acetate I used along with the sentiment from Deco Celebrate Christmas.

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I used very traditional colors with my watercolor, and the gold foil really adds to the richness of the Deco style.

Hope you're moving right along with your Christmas card making. Stay tuned for more inspiration from the Poppystamps blog!

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Sun 11

Silhouette of the Forest Stag
by Donna Peachey

Hello, my name's Donna and I'm the newest addition to the Poppystamps team.

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With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it might be nice to share a card design that is fairly easy to mass produce and suits more than one occasion.

And what's more, as I've chosen to use the strong, bold silhouette of the Forest Stag I've been able to introduce a grunge element, too!

Want to know how it's made?

Here's a quick 'how to' guide...

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Start by applying ink to a scrap of card that is roughly this size and shape.

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Here are the colours you will be using.  I went back in with a finger dauber to add a little more shadow once I had the stag cut out.

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Cut out the Wooded Glen Landscape and trim it to size to fit your card front.

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Then, cut out the Simple Holly Vine Frame and a piece of black card that is a little taller and wider all 'round.

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Add the grunge element!  I'm using stamps from the Studio Blotter set.  Stamp first in Hickory Smoke, then add Delicata 'Brown Shimmer' just around the edges.

Assemble the card and add a few sequins.

It's as easy as that!

Whether you see this as a Christmas, Birthday or some other Winter occasion card is entirely up to you.

Which will it be, I wonder? 

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Sat 10

Gnome Santa Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi Poppystamps friends,

Today's Holiday project is all about stretching your dies and creating something different from what they were meant to do. I am going to use a Christmas tree, a candy corn and a mushroom cap to build up a gnome-like Santa. 

This project is a lot of fun to make and if you want to know how to create it step by step you can find a video tutorial down below this post!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great time preparing for Holidays!

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Fri 09

Christmas Shaker Gift Tags
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here and this year I decided I wanted to make my own gift tags instead of buying them and since I love shaker cards I decided to make shaker tags. Poppystamps has so lots of tiny dies that fit perfectly inside of the Pinpoint Shaker Ornament die.

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I think these Tiny Fawns are one of my favorite dies. I just added a little ink to them to give them a little more dimension. 

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Of course, I also had to have a Santa's Sleigh in one of the shakers too.

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For my third shaker tag, I used the Whittle Snowman and Whittle Trees.

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 Want to know exactly how I created these shaker tags? Watch my video below...

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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Thu 08

That Time of Year
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us today! Over the next few weeks, in about 48 days or so, the BIG holiday will be here! Of course, we know all that hoopla isn't about a single day, but an entire season of madness and memories! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

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Today, I am sharing, my "most wonderful" card of the day! I am very excited by how well this colorful CAS holiday card turned out! I planned on using the Stitched Alpine Snowflakes, the Whittle Rudolph, and the Pinpoint Ornament set, with the Art Deco Celebrate Christmas sentiment, but I couldn't decide on the colors! I kept going back and forth, unhappy with the results, until I reached into my box of YUPO paper scraps and backgrounds.

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I have created Poppystamps cards using YUPO paper and alcohol inks earlier in the season, and I always save even the tiniest scraps! I cut the snowflake and ornament out of some red pieces, and cut the frame out of an unused piece I had done in coffee browns and caramels. The fun part about working with YUPO and alcohol inks is that you can create beautiful cards in a single color range, like a "red" background, or orange, or brown, or you can use a variety of inks to create brilliant rainbows of color! Once I decided on a color, I cut out the pieces I wanted in YUPO, and the Whittle Rudolph in warm brown and golden yellow cardstock.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Art Deco Celebrate Christmas clear stamp set, then assembled all of my festive cuts! For the finishing touch, I added a tiny red pearl on the nose!

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Thank you all so much for joining us today, and enjoy your most wonderful time of the year!

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Wed 07

Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Marybeth here today to share how I made my Challenge Inspiration , fall thank you card.

I used so many of the new Poppystamps darling dies,: Doodle Thank You,Whittle Oak Leaf,

Whittle Owl and Whittle Wood Frames. 

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After cut the leaves out I added a bit more water and used many other colors. ( this is the only picture I took)

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I cut this Whittle Owl out twice once for the body ( darker) and then again ( lighter ) for the face.

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I love the deep purple for the fall! The envelope is from Brich Press Design.

 

 

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This is the back side showing how I add my fun foam. I add the tape then the strips of fun foam and cut where needed.

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 Thanks so much for the visit today! Don't forget to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge for a chance to win!

 

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Tue 06

Mistletoe & Holly
by Jeanne Jachna

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Are you making your own Holiday cards this year? I always try to make at least enough for very close friends and family and write a personal greeting inside.  I know that the time and effort put into each one is appreciated.
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If you love to color you can make lots of these pretty cards with the Mistletoe & Holly stamp set with coordinating dies.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  and colored them with Copic markers.  When I started crafting I bought lots of different marker brands.  I avoided Copics because I felt they were too expensive.  Over time I've realized they are a great investment because they are refillable and the nibs are replaceable too.  The refill ink costs about the same as the original marker investment, and will refill the marker approximately 12 times.  With other marker brands I'd would have to buy the entire set again since most don't sell just one marker in the particular shade I need.  
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The coordinating window dies makes the stamped images easy to align and cut.   I always lay out the arranged pieces on a piece of plastic the same size as my card base.  Then I can pick up the sheet and place it over different color background and find the one I like best. I decided on pink Spun Sugar distress ink for the background this time.   It looks pretty with the green foliage and red berries.  The panel was splattered with water, some watered down Picked Raspberry and finally some white ink.
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Double Stitched Rectangle Frames are layered over the distress ink panel to add detail and texture.
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The Joy Outline die is a two die set - one of the dies includes the detailed letters, the second die is a background die.  It's versatile because you can use the letters only, or stack them on the background die. 
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Have a great day!  And Happy Crafting! 

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Mon 05

Autumn Layout
by Tanya Palamarchuk

 

 

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Hello everyone!

Tanya here and  I want to tell you about my autumn. It is beautiful, warm and golden ... In this year, the autumn pleases us with warm weather and beautiful colors.

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I like to play with a photo!

So I decided to make a clean LO. 

I used watercolor paper for background and a lot of different Poppystamps die cuts.

What cute squirrels, right?

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I prepared for you a ful video tutorial! Enjoy!

 

 

 

Have a nice day!!!

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