Holiday Blog Blitz: Holly Frame
by Sue McRae


Hello crafty friends, Sue here with my first card for the Poppystamps design team! This is a perfect time to pop in for a visit because there's a blog blitz going on with great Christmas prizes every day!

Today I'm featuring the new Holly Frame and Stencil set and it's a beauty with a lot of detail going on around the frame, around the circular window and on the leaves.


I started by die cutting the frame from green fibre card stock, layering the stencil over it and applying some dark green ink with a blender brush for a soft contrast on the leaves.


Then I die cut the Delicate Poinsettias from red fibre card stock and decided to add a little sparkle to the petals. I took a finger dauber, tapped it into Versamark ink and lightly dabbed the edges of the flower petals. I sprinkled on some red glitter embossing powder and heat set. Now the flowers have a pretty glittery edge.


I also die cut the poinsettia from vellum, cut apart the petals and used them as leaves. For the sentiment I used Tidings of Joy stamp and die set and gold embossed the word Joy. This is a great little set of sentiments to have for Christmas cards.


For my assembled card I cut a piece of gold glitter card stock to place behind the holly panel and adhered everything together. I finished off by adding red Stickles around the frame and adding a jewel for the flower centre.


Would you like to win the Holly Frame and Stencil? Follow these instructions.

The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 2-14 . 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 November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

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 November 20. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on November 22.  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.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  

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What a lovely Christmas card...holly, bright poinsettia and some glitter. All combine to bring joy!

What a pretty way to make a card base. All I would have to do is add a sentiment!

Beautiful card Sue, love the soft green holly frame against the glitter : )

Pretty in Pink!So joyful!

What a lovely card, Sue! I love the rich colors against the sparkly background! Thanks for the chance to win this pretty die!

What a pretty card! The holly frame is amazing!

Fab palette, the poinsettia is so pretty with this frame.

This is just gorgeous. I love all the stencil-die sets!

So much glittery goodness. This is beautiful!

Very pretty and loving the soft pastel colors and sparkle.

What a great poinsettia card!

The stencil is the crown! A secret ingredient! This die is so perfect for the Christmas season.
Thank you Dave for indulging me in yet another die! LOL

Such a beautiful card, Sue! Love the holly frame die.

That frame is just perfect for the gorgeous poinsettia. Beautiful card, Sue, and congrats on your first post at PoppyStamps! :-)

Lovely festive card. Beautiful Holly Frame die.

I really love how you used the die....I'm basic and would probably have used the circle for a saying, I love that you used it for the pointsetta!

Congratulations on being on the design team and what a great card you started with! I love this frame, it is so versatile. Your poinsettia is lovely.

I just love those dies. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us.

These frames with stencils are just gorgeous!

That's a gorgeous glittery card!! All these dies are a must-have! :)

Welcome to the design team. This first card is beautiful, will be looking forward to more! And yes, wouldn't I love to win this prize!

Gorgeous frame die! Love the beautiful you created with it! The poinsettia is just lovely!

Gorgeous frame die! Love the beautiful you created with it! The poinsettia is just lovely!

Gorgeous frame die! Love the beautiful you created with it! The poinsettia is just lovely!

I love this cover and love that there is a coordinating stencil to go with it! Beautiful card!

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