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Layered Holly Branch
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed the long weekend. The official Christmas season has begun. As we prepare to hear Christmas music from now through December 25, here is a bit of inspiration to get a jump start on the Christmas card making. 

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Today's card features the New Layered Holly Branch and the Layered Holly leaf trio dies. These two sets are great for clustering holly images onto your cards. The sentiment used on the card comes from the Peaceful Christmas Greetings stamps set. 

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For the card base, I found the green plaid patterned paper from the new Jolly Christmas 6x6 paper pack from Memory Box to be a great coordinating element on the card. 

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As you all now from many of my posts on the blog. I enjoy making quick and easy cards that can be massed produced. This card is very easy and quick to make. The combination of two green colored card stock colors for the Holly leaves gives so much elegance to this card. 

I hope you have all enjoyed todays card share and found inspiration. 
‘Until next time…. Happy crafting.Candice Floral Signature copy

 

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Pondering Layered Deer
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafters! Candice here on the blog today to share a bit of inspiration for all of you.

Did you know that we are just 58 days away from Christmas? Boy is this year flying by. If you are planning to make and send out Christmas cards this year, today's blog post contains some Christmas inspiration for you. I personally love the look of pastel Christmas. I adore the light colors of pink, teal and green for Christmas so I created a card showcasing these colors. 

For my cardsharp today, I am using some of the new products from the Poppystamps Holiday release. I am using the Pondering Layered Deer, the Wintertime Snowflake Frame and the Pondering Merry Christmas dies all on my project. 

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I die cut the deer 3 times from pink, teal and green cardstock, then assembled them each with liquid glue. I used my black jelly roll pen to color in each of the eyes. 

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The background was cut from white cardstock using the Wintertime Snowflake Fram die. Then I cut a piece of vellum and adhered it to the snowflake background frame for a softer look to the card. 

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Next I die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment using white cardstock for the letters and a darker shade of pink cardstock for the shadow layer. I just love this font for the sentiment. 

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Lastly I assembled with deer to the background with liquid adhesive and popped up the teal dear in the center of the card with some foam tape. The sentiment is also popped up with 3M foam tape. 

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This card is absolutely stunning. I just love how it came together so easily. 

Thank you all for joining me today for some Holiday card inspiration. Until next time crafters....happy crafting! 

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Challenge Reminder: Halloween Treat Box
by Candice Crawford

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Hello crafters! Are you ready for Halloween? Today's project share is a Halloween flip top treat box designed with the new Fall dies from Poppystamps. This box can hold several fun size candies and delite any recipient. 

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To create my project I used the new Witches Shoe die along with the Spider web from the Halloween Assemblage die set and the whimiscal spider from the Whittle Creatures Craft die.  The box can easily be created from one sheet of cardstock for the base of the box and decorated with patterned paper. For my box, I used plain white cardstock that was colored with Distress Oxide Inks. 

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I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks, for the panels on my box, which I think paired very well with the Witches Shoe die that was cut from purple glitter cardstock. 

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The treat box comes together rather quickly and can easily be massed produced. You can create several of these boxes for Trick or Treaters, co-workers or use as a favor gift for a Halloween party. 

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Today, I'd like to  remind you to join our monthly challenge that starts on the first of every month.  The theme for this month is Anything BUT a Card.  OI hope my fliptop treat box is the inspiration you need to play along. Your project can be for any theme or occasion.  Don't forget to link your design to our challenge to enter you in our monthly giveaway for a $20 gift card to Poppystamps!   I sure hope you find some time to play! 

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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 #96 Anything Goes is Birgit Norton!

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

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com 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!

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PSC#97 - ABC Anything BUT a Card  It seems like once fall announces it's arrival it's all about the holidays.  Better get a jump on all of your gift giving, whether it's a bitty bag of Halloween treats, or some home baked pumpkin bread -  the little details make even the simplest gifts more heart felt .  This month we're looking for Anything but a Card.  We'd love to see how you make things extra special with home made tags and treat bags, garlands of die cut images, and other paper crafts.   How about a page layout of your favorite holiday memory.  The challenge is not limited to Holiday - you can choose ANY occasion or event. It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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 October Guest Zoe Collins!   Zoe  is talented card maker with a whimsical style. In just a few short years, Zoe has captivated the Card Making community with her distinct artistic style. You can find Zoe on Instagram at @snail_mail_4_zoe

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Hello! My name is Zoe, and I am from California. I enjoy card making, mixed media, and sending happy mail. I’ve been creative my whole life and found card making and mixed media in 2018 when I was searching for ways to jazz up my happy mail. I have fallen in love with card making. When I am not in my craft room you will find me swimming or cooking. At work, I advocate for those who have developmental disabilities.

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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 October 30 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on November 1!!    

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

 

Twisted Houses
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends. Candice here on the blog with another Halloween card to share. Today's card is another cutesy Halloween card using dies from the recent Poppystamps Halloween release.

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The dies I used for the card are the Twisted Houses die, the Whittle Creatures die set and the Marzipan Alphabet dies. I cut the Twisted Housed die from black card stock and layered with yellow cardstock underneath to make the houses appear to have lights on. Next I die cut the ghost from white glitter cardstock and the word spooky from plain white cardstock. 

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For the background on my card I created a nighttime sunset using Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot. Today's card came together rather quickly and I really enjoyed creating it. I hope you all found inspiration to create some cutesy Halloween cards. Until next time....happy crafting. 

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Boo
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafters, Candice here on the blog today sharing a slimline Halloween card using a few new products from Poppystamps. Slimline cards are a lot of fun to make and they are pretty easy too. 

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Today's card is using the new Ghost die from the new Halloween Assemblage die set along with the Boo sentiment from the new Boo Poe Script die. I die cut the ghost three times from white cardstock and the sentiment was die cut six times in two. Three times from white cardstock and three times from black cardstock. I then layered the black cardstock on top of the white cardstock with liquid glue slightly off center to create a shadow for the sentiment. 

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For the background of my card, I used my Distress Oxide Ink in Black shoot along with a blending brush to create a spooky cloudy night sky. I then used a black Sharpie marker and drew freehand a few bats to my background scene. 

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Next I adhered the die cut ghosts to the card with some 3m foam tape. Lastly I added the layered Boo sentiments to the card with some liquid adhesive. I really liked how my card came together. I tend to gravitate more towards cutesy Halloween cards, more so than spooky and scary halloween cards. I categorized this card as "cutesy" Halloween.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you enjoyed this card share and found inspiration. Unit next time crafters, happy crafting. 

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