Blog Blitz: Christmas/Holiday
by Nancy Penir


Hi there Poppy fans! The Blog Blitz continues with Christmas/Holiday dies. I'd like to present Mistletoe Side Strips and Stencil.


Noel says it all on the front of a card, doesn't it? And the drama of shimmer black Cardstock and metallic watercolors dress up a card front fit for the holidays! The beauty of Poppy's Side strip die lets you put the mistletoe anywhere your creative juices take you.


Some time back I purchased a set of Metallic watercolors by Prima. They're a mixture of color and mica and shine when added to any color cardstock.

Mine is black. You can see how vibrant the leaves get when color is applied. And this die imprints the leaves' veins when cut. 


I added spots of the blue to my leaves, and when dry, the veins of the embossed leaves pop! My sentiment, Festive Noel die was cut from shimmer cardstock too. First, in  black, and watercolored with copper metallic. Then cut with yellow/gold, and finally in red shimmer. This photo show how I added double sided tape to the back of my diecut before inserting the letters and berries.


Here's a closeup of the die cuts painted, and Nuvo Crystal Drops added. The background insert is loosely watercolored with gold and lavender metallic paint, and I did pop up both sides of the black cardstock with foam.

I masked my letters before splattering white metallic paint. The whole card really shimmers irl!


The Blog Blitz continues with many more holiday dies! Watch every day for more inspiration, and don't forget to leave a comment! And here's all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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Oh Nancy si que te votaste con está tarjeta realmente está espléndida en el centro de la tarjeta tiene como un efecto marmoleado y el color negro realza con ese salpicado blanco y el Die Me encanto esta Súper. Ojalá tuviera Suerte. Cruzando dedos y Orando a Dios. Amén.

Beautiful card! I love the metallic watercolors you used on the black card stock. I bet this card is even more stunning in person. These side strips and stencil sets are great. I especially like that this one doesn't scream mistletoe so could be used year round. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy, THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!! LOVE ALL the shimmer, & the Mistletoe Side Strips & Stencil Die, along with the Festive Noel Die are STUNNING together with all you've done with them! I thought the Mistletoe Die was Eucalyptus! Something that is all the rage it seem now. GORGEOUS WORK!!! ;)<3

Wow Nancy! This is my favorite one! Love the magic of colors, splendid job done, love the dies!

I like this die! It's a good addition for
Xmas card making and layouts!

Love this die and your card is Beautiful. Love yo have this in my stash for x-mas x

What a beautiful card! I love winter foliage for Christmas cards.

This is a great die...very pretty cards.

Beautiful card! Like all the colors!

A stunning creation - love everything you showed us and like the large NOEL cut very much - TFS

Absolutely stunning! I LOVE how you did the mistletoe!

this mistletoe die is simply beautiful! And your card is exquisitely done, Nancy! the metallic watercolors on the black cardstock are striking. would love to win this die!

Awwww.... I'm speechless!! How amazing!! I just adore this Mistletoe Strip die and stencil, and the fabulous colours you choose!! That touch of blue looks really awesome! The veins of the leaves pop very well, too! And all your design is just FABULOUS!! I have to buy some metallic watercolours, you inspired me so much with this card!! The inlay on the Noel word and leaves looks so beautiful too!! Amazing card!!!

Your card is lovely. Thanks especially for the idea of painting the die /outline with copper... that's a favorite metallic color of mine!

These side strips are a great idea, leaving lots of room for a stamped sentiment. Beautiful work, Nancy!

wow Nancy what a beautiful card
love the colouring gorgeous.
Mavis Lynch

Mistletoe &Holly...nature at its best! The edition of a spot of blue just adds to the seasonal card! Simply put...just lovely! Thank you!

Love this gorgeous creation! The festive bright colors against the black is stunning!

What a beautiful card...and such a versatile die!

Nancy your card is exquisite! The mistletoe is stunning! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome die and stencil

Wow that looks gorgeous on that black, beautiful use of the die!

The metallic colours make such a pretty Christmas palette. You've layered the mistletoes so perfectly paired with the sentiment.

Nancy que bonita creación de navidad, el die esta increíble

Love the non-traditional colours. Great dies.

Gorgeous card! Love the way you've colored it. The Mistletoe Side Strip adds great dimension.

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