8 posts categorized "Birgit Norton"

Winter Greetings Snowglobe
by Birgit Norton


The winter season is closing in on us and the time for sending out Christmas greetings is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  Birgit here with you today with a cute Christmas snowglobe card featuring some dies from the winter 2023 release.  


I started by creating the snowglobe scene, by cutting the Simple Rings Craft die out of white cardstock.  I added color to the inside circle using Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks, and then splattered on some white snowflakes using Picket Fence Paint, flicking it on with a water brush.  I cut the Snowglobe Base out of a soft finish tan cardstock, distressing the edges with a bit of Walnut Stain DOX ink and layering the detailed pieces together with liquid glue.  I also stamped and cut two banners using a sentiment from the Christmas Banners Clear Stamp and Die Set.  I heat embossed one in gold and the other stamped in black, simply because I didn't know which one I wanted to use.  


I die cut the Whittle Field and Trees from white cardstock and then cut it again using the circle die.  I glued the tree line to the snowglobe circle.


I die cut the Sweet Nordic Snowman out of white cardstock, coloring his hat and scarf with Copic markers and then I assembled the snowglobe.   Next, die cut the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate out of white cardstock and adhere it to the front of a white A2 sized card base. 


Poppystamps sent these beautiful Floral Poinsettia Rub-ons by Memory Box when they shipped the winter die collection and I just had to use one!  I cut one of the smaller floral sprays from the sheet and rubbed it onto a scrap of white cardstock and then fussy cut it.  


I assembled the card front, attaching the floral spray for a finishing touch.


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Woodland Wonder Challenge Reminder
by Birgit Norton

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Hello Poppystamps friends!  I'm here today to remind you about our current challenge, with the theme "Woodland Wonder".  I've paired the old with the new this month, to show you how Poppystamps dies coordinate so well together.  

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I started by cutting the Nordic Foxes out of white and terra cotta colored cardstock.  I darkened some of the detailed terra cotta pieces by coloring them using Copic markers.  I assembled the fox and mounted it to the center of an A2 sized cream colored card base.  I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Fun below the fox.

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I cut two of the Adriana Tall Curve Border pieces out of white cardstock and colored the leaves, stems and berries using Copic Markers.  I added white gel pen details to the berries and glued them to both side edges of the card, finishing my design.

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Autumn's Warmest Wishes
by Birgit Norton


Good morning Poppy peeps!  Birgit here with you today with an autumn card filled with the warmest wishes, that you can make quickly and with few supplies.  Let's get started!


I began by cutting the pieces of the Nordic Squirrels out of a piece of cream colored card stock.


I colored the pieces using Copic Markers, in festive fall colors and glued them together using liquid glue.


For the background, I cut a piece of burnt orange card stock using the Nordic Floral Plate and glued it to an A2 sized, top folding card base.  This makes such a stunning and detailed background!


I also cut a circle using the Simple Rings die, out of white card stock and glued one of the squirrels and the two leafy sprigs to the circle.  


After gluing the circle to the front of the card, I then stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Banners stamp set and cut it with the coordinating die.  I attached the sentiment banner to the bottom of the circle, completing this card.  


I'll be back in a couple of weeks with  a little Christmas inspiration for you.  

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PSC#110 Woodland Wonder

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge #109 Get Your Boo On! is Denise Bryant


The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is ionabunny.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!


PSC#110  Woodland Wonder  It's that time of year when the leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping.  We hope you're enjoying the fabulous fall show in whatever part of the world that you call home!    Can't you just hear leaves crunching under foot, and envision squirrels scampering up tree trunks as you walk past?  We'd sure love to see your vision of "Woodland Wonder".   We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our November Guest  - Marcia Hill selected by DT member Lisa Elton this time.  A visit to Marcia's blog is a visual treat. Her paper works of art include beautiful florals, CAS designs, marvelous clean layers with cards of cuteness tucked in here and there. She's a sweet friend who loves a good die cut as much as I do! I'm always inspired by her designs!

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Blog: Marcia's Stampin' Pad

Instagram: @marciahill9304

I live in the wonderful state of Michigan with my husband, 3 daughters, and 4 grands. I have been stamping since 1999, and started my blog in 2008 to be able to play along in challenges. My style has evolved over the years and I am pretty much a CAS stamper now, but love trying all kinds of techniques and card styles. I'm hopelessly addicted to card making and have no desire to be cured!

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Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on November 27  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on December 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

Nordic Christmas
by Birgit Norton

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Have you been enjoying the new Christmas release?  I am so inspired by all the wonderful Nordic designs that Poppystamps recently released.  These beautiful designs allow me to create beautiful cards while honoring my Scandinavian roots.  

Let me show you how this card was created:

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I started with the Vintage Tray Embossing Folder & die, cutting it out of white card stock three times.  I glued the three frames together and used only one set of the embossed pieces that popped out of the frame after die cutting it.  I distressed the edges of each little embossed panel using Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink.  I then mounted the frame and negative pieces to the front of an A2 size card base.

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I then die cut the Nordic Bird, Nordic Flourishes, Nordic Whimsy Trees, Nordic Tree Toppers and Flock of Birds out o white card stock.  

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Coloring each of the designs using Copic Markers

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as shown in the photo's above.  

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Using the Lavish Merry Christmas Die, I cut the framed layer out of vellum and the detailed word die out of gold card stock and glued them together.

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I adhered each of the die cuts to the panels and finished a few of them off with a Bright Fairy Jewels.  

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Boo to You!
by Birgit Norton


Hello Poppystamps fans!  Birgit here with you today with a clean and simple Halloween card.

I started with an A2 size, top folding, white card base.  I cut a piece of black cardstock that measured slightly smaller than the card base, to allow a white framed border.  Using my scoreboard, I scored horizontal lines every half inch and mounted it to the card base.


Now for the fun part.  Let the die cutting begin!  I cut the Small Madison Window out of the same black card stock that I used for the front panel.   I used distress oxide inks and blending sponges to loosely create the night sky scene through the window, adding a few black and white ink splatters to finish it off.  I glued the window on top of the sky scene and trimmed it with my scissors.  I die cut the pumpkin from white card stock and colored it using copic markers, mounting the pumpkin inside the window.


The little ghosts were also cut out of white card stock with just the lightest amount of distress ink to add depth.


To finish the card off, I die cut the letters using Marzipan Alphabet, out of black cardstock and the piece of the sky scene that I had trimmed off earlier. I glued the letters together, offsetting them to allow the colored letter to act as a shadow to the black letter. 

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