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13 posts from December 2018

Mon 17

Merry Christmas
by Donna Peachey

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With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share a design with you today that can be easily adapted.

So whether you are in to brights and bolds or prefer a more neutral colour palette, this idea should work for you.  

Here's a quick 'how to' guide, with my ideas for changes added along the way...

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Using the Triple Stitch Window, cut twice as shown.

This creates the 'stage' for any mini scene you want to put together and gives scope for any background you might want to use.

I'm keeping this one super simple by adding just three trees from the Wooded Glen Landscape and one bird.  

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To create a focal point I've added a stamped Merry Christmas sentiment and cut it out at a very slight angle before mounting on to Mirri card.  

Using part of one of the Studio Blotter stamps in the corner adds just a little more visual interest.

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If you don't already have a background to hand now's the time to make one.  

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Glue everything into position on the front, then add foam tape behind before adding your background layer.

This just creates a little depth to the card.  

Can you see that I've added a star to my background?

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You could leave it just like this.  Or you could emboss the front before adding the foam tape.

I've added just a little stencilling detail using texture paste...

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...  and then dipped my finger in to the pot to add some textured 'snow'.

Can you see how the design travels on a diagonal from left to right with the focal point right in the middle?

That's what keeps this from looking too 'busy'.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

I do read and treasure every kind word...

Donna Floral Signature copy

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Sat 15

Be Jolly
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope you're enjoying all the beauty of the holiday season.  I love playing with Poppystamps dies... it doesn't matter if you love Clean and Simple or like to add as many as you can to make a scene like I did today!  Poppystamps has something for EVERYBODY!

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I started with a simple background.  I adhered the Diamond Background die from red card stock to a soft pink panel. Next I adhered the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame cut from white card stock to the panel to give it a finished look.  After trimming off the excess (the frame is smaller than the background die)  I adhered the completed panel to a card base.
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The largest Jar die was cut from baby blue card stock.  I cut the Tree Line Hill die from white card stock, and then cut it again using the Jar die so it would layer perfectly when I attached them together. 
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All that was left was embellishing!  I created a floral to adorn the jar using the Mod Poinsettias, Holly Leaf Branch, and Perfect Pine Needles.  A gem adorns the center of the layered poinsettia flower.
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I added a Wilderness Moose to the scene.  He's trecking across the frozen landscape.  A bitty Circle Basics die makes a sun.  And a simple "Be Jolly" sentiment in red coordinates perfectly with the background.

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I hope you find some time to make today!  Hugs!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Thu 13

Tags and More Tags
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! It's crunch time at the Penir household. Plenty of goings on and shopping and wrapping, and cards are on their way. One thing I never have enough of is tags! So I put together some simple but festive tags for you today using the new Deco Star Frame. 

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I gathered all my supplies, especially some glitter paper and gold foil paper. I picked the Pinpoint Main Street Tags set and found it was the perfect size for my Deco Frame.

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I stuck to jewel tones on black glitter paper, but you could use anything glittery, also adding a second tag with an embossed sentiment in gold. If you keep scrolling down, you'll see I didn't waste a cut! I used most every die cut in different color combos.

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3 tags with left over frames in blue, red & green. This time dressed up with jewels and bells!

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One last tag with the white glitter frame on a bright pink glitter card stock. 

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And a last wish for all of you, Merry Christmas from me, and Poppystamps!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Wed 12

Challenge Reminder: CAS Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here again today with a reminder to enter in the Merry & Bright December challenge! We are looking for projects that make the holidays your favorite time of year. For me, it is the "Joy" of the season so I made a CAS Joy Christmas card. Hope it inspires you to give it a try.

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I used the Seed Snowflake Joy Craft Die for the main focal point on my card.

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I then used the Seed Snowflake Outline Die as an accent behind the letters.  The Tidings Of Joy Clear Stamp set works perfectly with Seed Snowflake Joy Die to create the sentiment for my card.

The rules are simple and you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! For all the details click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

Nadine Floral Signature copy

 

 

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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!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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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...

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

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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

Pam Floral Signature copy



  

 

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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! 

Nancy Floral Signature copy


 

 

 

 

 
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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