Merry and Bright
by Nancy Penir


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


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


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.


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.


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'!


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.


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. 


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!

Nancy Floral Signature copy






I have not done flocking - I have heard of it - your work is lovely here and beautiful card - thanks for the inspiration! Have a fab Day

So clever to use 4 layers of die cuts and cover the edge with glue and glitter! Love all the shimmer on your pretty card !

Love this die and what you have done! I have always liked Shaker cards.

Absolutely gorgeous! xxx

Hi Nancy, Gorgeous !! I'm loving your tip with glittering the side of the holiday ornament, and I absolutely adore 'shaker' cards and this is truly beautiful. I also adore the effect on the background.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wow!! Fabulous shaker card ad great idea! Love the sparkling edges of the bauble!

Congrats on making it onto the PSDT! You're a natural at this...love your gorgeous shaker ornament. So much fun! I decided to give the PSC a try this month tho I'm just a newbie so my PS stash is very tiny. ;)

Lovely shaker card.

Beautiful shaker ornament and I just love all the details in this!

Nancy this is beautiful,! I can’t wait to play with these dies! I love seeing all the glitter! Hope you enjoy your weekend my friend.

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