Blog Blitz! Holiday Happenings
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Peeps! Welcome to the 'Holiday Happenings' 2018 Blog Blitz! Lots of new dies, and some stamps and matching dies too! I'm showing you a new die called Deco Cecil Frame, and I've made a set of tags with it, another new die called Forest Stag.


The frame  is the perfect size for a tag, and I've used the 2nd largest Pinpoint Main Street Tags to create 10 holiday tags and a matching box. Will it be a gift? Maybe... but I have to say, I fell in love with how sharp the frame looks on a tag!


I die cut all my pieces first so I could assemble them easily. The frame itself was cut twice for each tag, once in a gold glitter cardstock and again in pale blue shimmer cardstock.


You can see how I first glued down the outside of the frame, then the shimmer blue inside, which allows for perfect fit, kinda like a puzzle.

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The stag die was cut with red glitter cardstock. I backed it with another die cut from red cardstock, which gave it more body.

I couldn't resist decorating the top of the tag with tinsel, a paper rose and some gold garden sprigs, an oldie from Poppystamps, no longer available, but maybe you have it?

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I had the reverse die cuts already done, so I cut 5 more tags, out of black this time, and added a white glitter stag.


10 tags, with a matching box.


Here's how I made the simple matching box:


2 strips, cutting sizes listed, scored and glued, crosswise. This simple box holds 10 to 12 tags, and can be decorated any way you like.


White on one side, black tag on the other. 

This versatile frame die can be yours. Just leave a comment on my blog. I'd love to know what you think of it!

Comment every day during the blitz for a chance to win that day's featured die. The blitz runs from the 11th through the 21st, and the last day to comment is the 23rd. Winners announced on the 24th. Good luck!

Enjoy your day!

Nancy Floral Signature copy








These are lovely Nancy, stunning tags and nice little gift boxes too : )

Love the glitter paper. The tags are beautiful as are the containers.

This deco frame die has so many possibilities

What stunning tags! The Deco Cecil frame and Forest Stag are lovely. My favorite part of wrapping gifts is decorating with handmade tags.

This is a fantastic frame and can be
used for so many different occasions
during the year.


I just love all the glitter elements and the colours you have chosen are so classic! Your design really showcases the versatility of the Deco Cecil Frame dies! TFS!

The new frame designs are very attractive and suggest so many possibilities.

Beautiful creations. So many ways to use the frame.

Hi Nancy - all of the projects are fabulous - I like the Deer cut and the tag cut too - all dies by Poppy Stamps are wonderful - nice to add to my collection - TFS your art - have a beautiful day

I are these dies really Memory Box? Dave and Nancy u really hit the ball out of park!
Everything about these tags is awesome!
Great work!

Wow, stunning and classy. These are gorgeous. Fab combo with the art deco frame and the deer. Hugz

Nancy, your tags & box are STUNNING!!! They are just GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE the glitter papers you've used on everything! The tags have not only a Christmasy feel, but a Masculine feel too!PERFECT for those men in our lives! They're SO SMART LOOKING!!! LOVE the new Deco Cecil Frame Die that makes this possible!!!! I ALSO LOVE that Stag Die! NEXT on my list too! ;) A WONDERFUL JOB, Nancy!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Thanks for showing us wonderful ways to use these dies! Happy holiday season!

Beautiful frame design! Lots of great samples on different ways to use it!

Gorgeous, love all the glitter and sparkle!

Love all of the glitter.
Makes a mundane animal into
a super star. Fantastic
cards. thanks for sharing

Inlaying dies is my new favorite thing to do and you've shown some beautiful examples... thanks for sharing!

Gorgeous tags and box - so glittery and beautiful! Love the stag too. The frame is very pretty and useful too. xxx

Lovely tags & frame die.

Awww.... Such elegant tags and box!!! They have a fabulous festive feel and are so unique! Love the geometric stained glass look of this die set, it's perfect for vintage or modern projects, male or female... So useful!!

Hi Nancy, These tags and box are all stunning, I absolutely love everything !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wow! What a beautiful set of tags!!! So elegant!! Such wonderful dies to work with!!!

Great ways to use this die! Thanks!

Fabulous...love your gorgeous tags Nancy!

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