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Bright Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

Thanks for swinging on over to the Poppystamps blog today! I am sharing a bright and bold holiday card today, created with the new Holly Background! Take a look!

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This Holly Background die has been super popular with our design team! We all have our little touches to make this personal and unique, and you get to see just how versatile this pretty die really is. I started with a light grey background panel cut with the Wrapped Stitched rectangle from Memory Box. I then added the Holly Background cut in a nice thick white cardstock.

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To create the inlay pieces for the Holly leaves and berries, I made two panels with bright, vivid alcohol ink and YUPO paper. I just used shades of green and red in big drops to create the panels from which I cut out the red berries and green leaves.

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Once the alcohol ink had dried, I cut out the red berries and adhered them to my card base with a pair of craft tweezers.

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Once the berries were in place, I cut the Holly background again in green, and carefully placed the pieces like a little holiday puzzle. I love how bright and bold the alcohol ink holiday colors stand out against the light grey.

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I love the sharp, clean lines and bright color of this! I think I'm going to make a few more and even play around with a few non-traditional holiday colors too! When I first planned out my design, I was originally going to add one of our big holiday words on the bottom, such as JOY, or Noel. But once the bright YUPO pieces were in place, I wanted to leave it just as it is, fresh and modern and cheerful.

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! There's always something new and fresh on our blog! Come by every day for great ideas and inspiration!

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Stenciling with Embossing Paste
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! Have you seen all the new stencils in the Poppystamps store? I'm here to show you a favorite way to use stencils. Maybe new to you, maybe a refresher. Hope it inspires you to use your stencils more. 

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Poppystamps Leafy Jumble Stencil is a fun all over leaf pattern. I did 3 panels with this stencil using metallic silver embossing paste. 

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I chose this panel and made 2 cards. First covering the card with Distress Inks, then laying down the stencil and sweeping on the paste with a craft knife. Now comes the hard part... waiting for it to dry! 

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I picked the spot which showed the most overall blend of color and cut my circle. 

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2 cards with one panel, this one will be a standard A2 card.

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The circle was used inside this 5 x 5 square card.

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All product will be listed below. Because this is a square, I love to create my own envelopes to go with it.

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So easy with a 1 2 3 Punchboard. And a great way to use up extra 2 sided paper from your stash! If you're like me, that stash is endless!

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My A2 shaker card all set to send hugs to someone special.

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And 2 hugs cards with one panel!

Hope you take a good long look at the stencils available now in the Poppystamps shop. And hope you were inspired to try a little paste with them! So many fun ways to enjoy crafting, aren't there? Have a great week!

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Blog Blitz Giveaway
by Sue McRae

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Welcome to another day of our spring Blog Blitz! There's been lots of inspirational projects using the fabulous new products from Poppystamps!

Today I have a simple shaker card using the new Berry Square Frame.

I started by creating a panel using alcohol inks in blues and aquas on Yupo paper. I cut a piece from this panel to be the background of my shaker square.

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The Berry Square Frame was cut from white card stock and also cut from my white card front because I'm making an inlaid shaker. The frame will sit in the square die cut.

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I took the Garden Leaves and Berries and die cut the berries a bunch of times from the same white card stock and adhered them to the front panel. Then I assembled the shaker part and attached the panel to a white card base.

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For the sentiment I die cut the Doodle Happy Birthday 4 times from black card stock to give it height so it can pop from the textured background.

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If you would like a chance to win the Berry Square Frame please leave a comment on this post.

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . 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 April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
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 April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Thank you for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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You Spin Me Round
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! Sue here with a Whittle critter card that can be spun around by the recipient!

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I took a few of the Whittle animals and die cut them from scraps of alcohol ink card stock.

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To make the circle mechanism I die cut the Concentric Rings in colours to match the animals (except for the purple) and I die cut a circle from white card stock that is slightly smaller than the purple ring. 

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I adhered the coloured rings onto the white circle and die cut another white circle that is smaller than the rainbow rings. I poked a hole through the centre of both.

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The small white circle has to be large enough to have a brad poke through and to have 4 foam squares adhered around the edge of the circle without touching the brad. This is how the coloured rings will spin. I placed the brad through the top of the coloured circle and into the small white circle with the foam on the back side of the white circle.

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Then I took the animals and adhered them to the back of the colored circle making sure they don't touch the small white circle or else it won't be able to spin.

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Now I have my spinning animal wheel.

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I cut a 4.5" square white card stock and scored random lines onto it. I attached this to my card base then removed the liners from the foam squares on the back of the animal circle and adhered it to the centre of the scored panel. Now the wheel can spin.

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For the sentiments I white heat embossed a few from the Whittle Love stamp set and adhered them flat so they wouldn't interfere with the animals spinning.

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This was a fun card to make and is not difficult to create. You would cut down on the steps if you used a solid coloured circle instead of a rainbow one.

My card is perfect to enter for the monthly challenge, Animal Menagerie, here. Don't forget to play along, you have until the end of February!

Thanks for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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Graceful Heart
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well and having a Wonderful month. I am excited to be back today sharing a thank you card with you all. If you are like me, you never have enough thank you cards, so I always try and create a few when I have a little extra time. 

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I started my card by creating my Alcohol Ink background. (Colors: Botanical, Sublime and Envy). I actually created two backgrounds. When I get the mess out for Alcohol Inks I usually create multiples. I did one background where I added the ink along with Blending Solution to a felt square and wiped it across my Yupo paper. I did the other one by using the same felt square but instead of wiping it across the Yupo I dabbed it onto the Yupo.

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Both background would work for my card, but I decided to use the one where I wiped the color across my Yupo. Next, I used the Grace Heart Frame Die and die cut it from white cardstock. This is such a gorgeous die... 

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I attached my die cut frame to my Yupo paper with liquid glue. I then used the heart die cut and stamped my sentiment (from the Art Deco You Are Wonderful stamp set) directly onto the heart. I inlaid the heart back into the frame with foam adhesive. 

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To finish my card, I added a few clear sparkling jewels. 

Thanks for joining me today and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

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Love and Sunshine
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

There are so many things to love about the latest release from Poppystamps, especially these tiny hearts! Every designer is creating beautiful projects that feature rows and rows of tiny hearts, in a wide range of colors. Today I am sharing a few cards I made with alcohol inks and YUPO paper in bright sunshine colors. Take a look!

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I love the look of bright, crisp white paper and the marbled jewel look of alcohol ink on YUPO! I started out by pulling out my box of scrap alcohol ink papers I had left over from other projects. When I saw this scrap of bright sunshine yellows and rich coffee browns, I wanted to give them a try. It's not your traditional red and pink palette you see around Valentine's Day, but I thought it would look fresh and cheerful.

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I cut the Banded Hearts in white, then used the die again to cut all my bright scraps into a pile of tiny colorful hearts.

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Once the Banded Hearts cut was adhered to my card base, I then carefully glued all the tiny hearts in place using glue and craft tweezers.

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Not only does it look unique, but the smooth texture of the YUPO feels so fun!

 

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I finished the card with the Love Outline, cut in crisp white and rich browns.

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I had enough little hearts left over to make a second card, using more blues and purples. For the second card, I used the Grid Heart Frame, which gives my card a different look. Which color palette do you prefer?

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Now I've got TWO cards ready to mail to two very special people!

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I third count, I realized I had enough for one more card! take a look!

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This card has a completely different look to it! Instead of trimming the card base to a tight fit, I left it long, and added a sweet sentiment from the Memory Box Valentine's Fun Clear Stamp Set. I'm going to use this large size card as a letter to my good friend, who truly is the very best!

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Thanks so much for joining us today! 

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