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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The black background and metallic watercolors make such a gorgeous card!!! These new holiday dies are wonderful!!!

Elegant card with such beautiful colors and details! Gorgeous dies!

Elegant card with such beautiful colors and details! Love the mistletoe die!

Woow esta tarjeta es hermosa colores y todo me encanta!!!

Love how your leaves look on this card!

Absolutely stunning, Nancy! Sure hope this one is going to someone who can appreciate it! Wonderful prize today!

Beautiful card. Love the dies and the metallic water colouring on the black is gorgeous!

Simply stunning, Nancy! Love that die & stencil, especially used with your color scheme.

Hi Nancy, Stunning !! Stunning !! Stunning !! I love everything about this card, the colours, the die-cuts, the shimmer, and your compilation is fabulous, the mistletoe side strips and the Noel dies are stunning, this is one of my most favourite cards.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Love the watercolors!

Beautiful design, nancy. I love wht you did with the leaves.

Absolutely gorgeous! Live this, Nancy!

Very pretty and
love the Noel!
Carla from Utah

I had not planned to purchase either die. Since seeing your post, they are now on my MUST list!

Nancy wow what a stunning card! The metallic watercolors bring this card to a whole new level. I’m inspired to go find my metallic watercolors and get busy.

Beautiful card, a lovely design. xx

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous, elegant Christmas card. I love the colors and all those new die sets. Thank you so much for sharing this inspiration.

wow--this is gorgeous. Love the shimmer.

Gorgeous card I just love the metallics!

What a lovely creation!

This is beautiful! Love it!

Wow!! This is truly a work of art! So much sparkle and so festive!

Nancy, Love your card! The combo of the new dies you used and your coloring really make the greenery festive and shimmery!

That Mistletoe die looks gorgeous with the shimmery paints! This is such an elegant card

Beautiful card! Love how you colored the dies and how the dies work together here!

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