Tue 11

Northern Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could drop by for a visit! Snowy December is certainly here, so today I am sharing a snowy winter scene! Take a look at this Northern Holiday!

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I started by creating a background of blended distress oxide inks spritzed with water for a soft, fuzzy look. I have fallen in love with our collection of whittle animals, so I used this adorable Whittle Fox against the soft white of thicker watercolor paper. I think he really stands out. Add a few stars from the All Star Collage and you have a sweet winter scene.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Mon 10

A Gift This Christmas
by Donna Peachey

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Christmas wrapping paper, tags, bows, gifts...

They are part of the Christmas tradition for many of us.

So I wanted to create a card that combines these features with the Simple Bethlehem Stitched Frame craft die.

Combining old and new as a 'Christmas Gift'.

Here's how it was made...

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I've started with the Simple Bethlehem Stitched die, cut 3 times out of black card stock.

Using Tim Holtz Core'dinations for the top layer provides a lovely pitted surface that works well with the gilding wax colours I've chosen to use, but if you don't have any you could always try an embossing folder.

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Glue the frames together, then cut a piece of cardboard to size as shown.

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Here's all the stamping you'll need to do - for this part, anyway!

Don't worry about precise stamping for the Studio Blotter stamps as that's not the look we are going for.

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The other stamps are all from the Christmas Time stamp set.  

I've heat embossed 'Believe' so it stands out more on what's quite a busy card.

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Once the Stitched Frame has been glued to the cardboard, cut out a silver base layer that's slightly bigger all 'round and distress the edges of it.  Then leave it to one side for the moment.

Using twine, add a piece from top to bottom and attach from the back.  Do the same from left to right before adding a bow and an acetate Heart Taglet.

Once you are happy with this (you may want to tweak your twine a little), attach to the silver base layer and leave to dry.

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The base of this card uses the beautiful fonts of the Christmas Time stamp set to create a faux 'wrapping paper' look.

Other than heat embossing the word 'Peace' in red, the rest is all first and second generation stamping with black ink.

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Add a strip of corrugated paper that's been ripped top and bottom before attaching at an angle from left to right.

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Then add the Stitched Bethlehem scene and some sequin stars.

The final touch is simply to add a smidge of gilding wax to the corners.

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Does it look like a wrapped gift to you?

I hope it does, at least in part.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...

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Sun 09

Welcome Christmas!.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, As Christmas is so near! think this will be my last 2018  Poppystamp creation..

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Love the pop of black with white embossed stamping on this  "Deco Cecil Frame" card! my first time trying these colours together.

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What is needed to stamp onto black card, make sure you use rub an antistatic bag or talc on your card before stamping! help`s  with the white particular`s from white embossing powder.

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 Cut out with Poppystamp dies  Deco Cecil Frame.

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Gold mirri frame.

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1" wide red card strip die cut as shown ..using Poppystamps "Tailored Stitches".

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I have used card pieces from my bit box, to cut foliage.

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Card size..7"x 5" ..I have used gold mirri and white card as matts.. Rather than cut longer border strips !..adhered gold ribbon with strong double sided tape front and back, the cut in half, your topper will hide this. adhere as shown, place a couple of foam pads in the centre.

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Topper has been mattered onto white card and foam pads added bottom and top.

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Moulded flowers "Stitched Bloom Trio" layered up as shown, pearl for the centres. fill in with Greenery Bundle & Berry Sprig..tiny circles are from Greenery Bundle, random pearls to finish.

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Thank you for stopping by Pam x. 

Wishing you all A Very Happy Christmas xx

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Fri 07

Celebrate the Season
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hello everyone! 

Tanya here;)

I prepaire for you Celebrate the Season card!

I make few photos with some interesting moment of creating this card.

At first I covered watercolor paper with distress inks and made die cuts

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I stamped sentiment and made a frame for it

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I used a glitter washi tape for the backgrounds and added volume with glue tape.

I love this sweet Rudolph;)

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Thanks for stopping by and check out the Poppystamps Blog for more holiday project ideas!

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Thu 06

It's That Time of Year
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Holidays everyone! Nancy here today with a card made some of the new dies from Poppy.

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I'm absolutely in love with the new Whittles, and LOVE how they all work together.

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I created my own textured background by using the smaller Whittle Wood Frame die, and cutting it several times from stamping masking paper. (You can find it on Amazon, I used Inkadinkado.)

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The masking paper allows for effortless inking with a sponge tool. I then added some white opaque droplets onto my card front. When all was dry, I cut out a window for my Whittle Rudolph, inking it around the edges in light blue. My frame is cut several times and inked as well.

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If you look closely at Rudolph, you can see that I inked him a bit around the edges to give him depth, and lightened his mane with a white pencil. Can't forget to mention the cute little red rhinestone nose!

Hope you're inspired to try something new, (if this is new to you), with your backgrounds and dies.

Happy Crafting! 

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Wed 05

Challenge Reminder: Believe Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

We have a new and beautiful challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I share my challenge proposal, I invite you to participate!!!!!!

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It's a card with pretty details!!!!! Many!!!!! jiji

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I stamped with "Poinsettia Delights" clear stamp set, is beautiful!!!!!!!!! After I painted with sharpie colors jiji

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For finish poinsettias, I splash many dots with white paint!!!!!! Stunning!!!!!!

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Everything is as if it started to snow jijiji

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I like everything!!! and to you?

Take part in our challenge!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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Tue 04

Deco Tree Frame Tag Card..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today,  Christmas Holiday is fast approaching!  how you doing with your card making, I still need so many cards for family and friends.

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I have used Poppystamp dies "Deco  Tree Frame die"  with "Double Stitched Tag Frames" as the focal point on this Christmas card, decided on traditional Xmas colours.

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Use both the largest and next size down together to cut these tag shapes. Make sure you tape them together well! if they slip you`ll damage your dies.

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Cut the "Deco Tree Frame" in green and white card.

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Thin strong sticky tape, across  the top bar, to adhere metallic thread, I also put strong tape onto reverse of the trees, to hold the thread.

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Next..I adhered to a white tag as shown, with  the green outer border tag.

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Make sure to hold your thread in place with strong sticky tape.

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Two decorated trees, topper ready for the card.

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I have placed the topper onto the larger outer frame, ran a gold pen around the outer edge.

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Foliage made with Poppystamp dies. "Poinsettia Mini" & "Greenery Bundle" cinnamon stick..I have splattered watered down white acrylic paint.

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Poppystamp "Art Deco Frames and Phrases die set" for the sentiment. Birchpress designs random scattered Sequins "Not So Heavy Metal"

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

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Mon 03

Star of Wonder
by Donna Peachey

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Star of wonder, Star of night

Star with royal beauty bright...

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With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it might be nice to take a little break from card making.

And I don't know about you, but sometimes I take a look at a die and my mind starts to wonder 'what if'.

So today's post shows just what happened when I first saw the Deco Tree Frame craft die set...

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I took one look at that tree...   and wondered if I could make it into a hanging star.

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Want to see how this was made?

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You will need 20 of the inner parts of the trees and 10 0f the outer parts.

This photo shows that I've already glued them back to back - which you'll need to do before anything else! 

You'll also need 2 of the Folk Star - cut from corrugated card as shown.

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Start with the Folk Star.  You'll need one, good side face down.

Cut a circle that sits just inside the inner corners of the Star and glue it into place, then add the outer sections of the Tree as shown.

Don't use your red liner tape for this as you may want a bit of 'wiggle room'!

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Once happy, add some glue to the centre and leave those outer sections to dry.

Then add those inner sections of the Tree.

And then add those outer sections again so that they marry up with the first lot.

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Once everything is completely dry, add just a touch of glue to the very ends of those outer Trees and pinch them together until set.

This adds a little more strength to the design.  It is going to be hanging, after all!

Then add the other Folk Star, good side face out this time.

To decorate, I've pierced a hole through the centre just big enough to add two bells on a string. I've then tied a knot and cut off most, but not all of the excess twine.

The finishing touch?

Texture Paste.

Add as much or as little as you like!

 

Here's one final photo...

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

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Sat 01

PSC#51 Merry & Bright

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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 Happy Harvest is June aka Super Stick Chick!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is snazzyjj.

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!

12-18 copyPSC#51 Merry and Bright - We want your holidays to be full of fun and good cheer!  This time we're looking for projects that make the holidays your favorite time of year.    What makes you sentimental about this time of year and fills your heart with delight?  Is it the pretty boughs of pine and holly, a tree decorated with ornaments, a glowing candle in a window,  or all the pretty packages ready for giving?    We want to see what makes you smile, just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are 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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Joy Card with Poppystamps by Nadine Carlier

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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 December 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on January 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

Fri 30

Merry Christmas Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

I really love the Poppy diecuts and stamps!!!!! Are you happy (like me) with the new release?

Ok, this is for  'traditional' colors girlies jijiji Look!!!!!!!

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I'n in love with "Forest Stag"!!! I cut him with corrugated cardboard, and after, with gold paint, I gave him some brush strokes!!!IMG_6577Did you see my beautiful phrase???? Perfect stamped!!!!

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I say again: I love my "Forest Stag"!!!!  Just gorgeous and with a lot of enhancement!
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With "Triple Stitch Window", I make  a shadow and I put some beads!!!!! Beautiful thing!

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I appreciate your messages and I read them with love !!!!! Thanks, thanks!!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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