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








Totally insane! Love the project!

Love these art deco dies and how they frame the deer!

This is such an exquisite frame set! I love your creativity in using it.

Love the framing and all the sparkle.

Fabulous looking
tags. Love the puzzle
look of this die. The
deer looks so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Absolutely stunning work, as always.

Beautiful project. Deco Cecil frame die seems so versatile.

Just beautiful. So versitile. Thanks.

Very unique and beautiful tags, Nancy!

What awesome creations! I love that new frame & your projects are all stunning! Love the box!

Your tags are stunning! Wasn't sure if I liked this frame die until I say your tags. Now my head is spinning with ideas. Thanks for sharing!

I love the drama and elegance of your cards and tags!

Very pretty tags and boxes. Love all the glitter and shine. Thanks for sharing.

Another great die. I'm so loving this release and your card is just wonderful!

Amazing tags! What a die! It's gorgeous, a real stand out.

Wow! What a gorgeous little git set (if you can part with it and give it as a gift!)!! I'm not usually a deco art fan, but that frame is awesome and I love how you have mixed the two colors on the tags; it really adds so much!

Lovely projects. What a useful frame die. xx

The glittery deer is a great addition. NICE job.


GORGEOUS tags and box!

LOVE your design and feel SO INSPIRED seeing how you have mixed the die cuts and inlaid the negative bits to create such ELEGANT combinations ... WOW ... I can see these becoming Christmas cards too!

WOW, Nancy, your tags and coordinating box are fabulous and so classy! The Deco Cecil Frame really jazzes up those tags, especially using glittered paper.

Wonderfully and festive card.

Gorgeous tags!!!

The deer looks so regal, I love these tags!

These stag heads make these tags look terrific! I love your beautiful color combinations!

Wow these are gorgeous, I love the one that looks like mosaic tiles with the frame!

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