Blog Blitz Believe in Miracles
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to more of the new and just released, Poppystamps Dies and Clear Stamps! Today I'm showcasing Pinecone Branch Collage, a  positive/negative die.


Pinecone Branch Collage gives you the die cut branch, and the negatively cut petals of the pinecones, which allows you to fill in the die cut holes with colored card stock, or allow the color from beneath to peek through. 

Here's how I made this card.



First centered and cut the die from white card stock. Notice I sponge inked a bit to give it a 'glow'.


Next I sponge inked an A2 sized card front, mostly on the edges, and die cut a window using Poppystamps, Pointed Circle Frames (2nd largest). Love this die! It gives you 3 pieces which allows the use of all or one piece. I used all 3 pieces for this card. Before cutting the circle, I mixed Perfect Pearls and water and spritzed the entire card and let it dry. I also cut the circle 3 more times, so I could pop up the rim on the window.


From the circle, I cut the word 'believe' from Poppy's Believe Loose Script die.


The rest of the sentiment was stamped on the front using Poppy's Do You Believe Clear Stamps.


Here's a photo closeup of the sheen on all the pieces. Also you can see the piecing on the pinecones, and just a bit of distress glitter on the branch and petals.


The inside of the card features stenciling done with 2 more newly released dies, Double Pinecone Collage, and Wispy Pine Needle Corner, and more of the sentiments from Do You Believe. I hope to finish the insides of my holiday cards as they're completed. Sure helps during the busy holidays to have them done and ready to go!


Don't forget, it's a Blog Blitz. Leave a comment for a chance to win this beautiful holiday die!

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Beautiful card. The inked background is perfect for showcasing the Pinecone Branch Collage die. Love this die, so versatile. xx

This is lovely Nancy, that pinecone die is a must this Christmas : )

C'est super beau !!!

Gorgeous die, and what a stunning card! Thanks for sharing this !

Fantastic card and lovely die! xxx

Beautiful card!
Love it inside and out!
Thank You for sharing these creative ways to use this lovely die :)

Fabulous card! Love the pine cone and twig!

Thank you for this beautiful card and your tips on how to create it!

What a beautiful card...looks like a newly fallen snow.

Lovely die and lovely card. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

What a charming card. It just gives a feel of a tranquil snowfall in the woods. Lovely.

Pretty card. I'm so happy for the ideas for Christmas cards. I've already started mine since it takes the fun out for me if I get under too much of a time crunch...stress zaps my creative juices. LOL Among other things like I'm not a naturally creative person and have to work harder at it than some. LOL

Nancy, I LOVE what you have done with these dies! SO PRETTY!!! You could even use the first die you used--Pine Cone Branch Collage to make your own stencil for the inside! I think the inside of your card is as pretty as the outside with Wispy Pine Needle Corner & the Double Pine Cone Collage ! ;)I also LOVE ALL of the SPARKLE! AND I LOVE what you did with the Believe Stamp Set too! ;)BEAUTIFUL JOB!!! (BRAVO for you too Nancy, that you have ALL of your Christmas Cards DONE!!! WOW!!! ) ;)

What a great card for either Christmas or a winter card. Can be used in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your idea for this lovely card!

Beautiful card, Nancy. I love the pinecone die and also the Believe stamp set.

This die is so versatile and I love your card both inside and out!

Very elegant and beautiful.

I love your card design! You have showcased how to get the most out of your dies and supplies in such a beautiful way; any recipient would love to receive this card! The pine cone collage is definitely on my wish list.

Hi Nancy, Wow !! I absolutely love these 'pinecone' dies, I love love love your card, and the inside is as beautiful too !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

WOw this turned out lovely -0 love the pine-cones and the circle die cut as well - tfs

So divine card!! love it!

This is stunning Nancy! Your work always inspires me.

Gorgeous wintry card! I love the pinecones! Wonderful colors and textures!

WOW, what an absolutely beautiful card! I would love to receive a card like this in the mail!

Wonderful card! The pine branch in the circle is a great idea! I'm partial to "believe" . Thanks.

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