14 posts categorized "Candice Crawford"

02/14/2020

Fri 14

Confetti Heart Plate
by Candice Crawford

Poppy Stamps Blog Post 2.14.20. REVHappy Valentine's Day Everyone! 

Candice here back on the blog showcasing my last Valentine's Day card for 2020. Today's card features the Confetti Heart Plate and the Love Outline die from our January release.

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If you're in need of quick last minute Valentine's Day card for someone, you can easily put together this cutie in no time flat.  To get started, die cut the Confetti heart plate from a piece of white cardstock. This die is perfectly sized to 4.25 x 5.5 inches, which the same size of an A2 card.

Next grab a sheet of red and white polk a dot patterned paper and cut it to A2 size. I'm using a piece of red polka dot paper from the Memory Box Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 paper pad. Cut your patterned paper to 4.25 x5.5 inches and adhere it to your card base. Then place the Heart plate die cut piece on top of your patterned paper. Isn't this stunning! Instant decorative background with no ink blending involved. 

Now cut a strip of black cardstock to 1.75 x 4.25 inch strip with your paper trimmer. Then using the newly released Love outline die to cut the sentiment outline from a scrap piece of white cardstock and the sentiment layer with a piece of red cardstock. Next layer the red love sentiment on top of the white outline and secure the two pieces together with your favorite liquid or tape runner adhesive.  

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Adhere the two toned love sentiment on top of your back cardstock strip. Pop up your sentiment strip onto your confetti heart plate with some 3M foam tape. 

Viola, your card is done! Wasn't that quick and easy. 

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I hope you've enjoyed today's card tutorial. I hope you found inspiration to either case my design or to create your very own card using the same dies from the January Valentine's release. Thanks for joining me today. Until next time...happy crafting! 

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02/13/2020

Thu 13

Love Stitch Circle Frame
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, 

Candice here on the blog today sharing with you a shaker card tutorial using the Love Stitch Circle Frame die and the Memory Box Drifting Hearts stencil. 

To get started take a piece of white cardstock measuring 5.7 inches tall x 4.5 inches wide and sponge on some Spun Sugar Distress oxide ink with your ink blending tool.  

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Next place the Memory Box stencil, Drifting Hearts on top of your Spun Sugar cardstock panel and sponge the heart images onto your paper using Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Barn Door distress inks. Add each of the colors in order from lightest to darkest making sure to blend each of the colors together to avoid any harsh lines.   

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Now take your Double Stitched Rectangle Frame die and die cut a frame and inner panel from your heart stencil cardstock. The Double Stitched Rectangle frame will create the perfect A2 size card front panel. 

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Next die cut the Love Stitch Circle Frame once from a scrap piece of red cardstock and then again from a scrap piece of white cardstock. Snip away the love sentiment from the red scalloped circle frame, leaving just the frame behind. Adhere the red scalloped frame onto the white Love Stitch Circle Frame to create a two toned effect. 

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Next using a circle die or punch from you stash, cut a 3 inch circle from a piece of clear acetate. Adhere the acetate to the back of the two toned frame using some strong adhesive. I used 1/8th inch score tape.

With some 3M foam tape, cut a thin strip of adhesive foam long enough to go the entire perimeter of your scallop frame. Adhere your foam tape to back of your scalloped circle frame. Remember to double up on the adhesive so that there is enough clearance for your shaker bits to shake. Brush a bit of your embossing buddy on the inside of your adhesive foam to prevent the shaker bits from sticking to the sides. Now add your sequence or shaker bits. I am using Sprinkletz sweetheart embellishments. 

Remove the backing tape from the foam adhesive and add your stenciled card front to the shaker frame. Add your shaker card front panel onto an A2 side folding cardbase and your shaker card is now done! 

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I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and found inspiration to create your very own shaker card. Thank you for joining me today. Until next time, happy crafting! 

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01/28/2020

Tue 28

Stitched Envelope & Cloudline
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone, 

Candice here poppin' in to share with you a cute Valentine's Card using the new stitched envelope die, the new stitched cloud line die and new Valentine's Fun stamp set from our January release. 

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This card is super cute and you guess it...quite simple to make. To create this card you will need a 4.25 inch by 5.5 inch piece of white card stock that you will color with some Tumbled Glass distress ink. Next take you Double Stitched rectangle frame die and die cut your tumbled glass colored yardstick with the frame die. 

Now assemble both the frame and the center cutout to your white A2 sized cardbase. When you assemble the die cut panels to your card base, be sure to leave about a .25 inch white order around your distress ink panel. 

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Next, take a scrap piece of white cardstock and die cut the cloud border using the new stitched cloudline die. Then stamp the sentiment "Love is in the Air" from the new Valentine's Fun stamp set onto your cloud border die cut with some versa fine only black ink.

Now with a scrap piece of kraft cardstock, die cut the stitched envelope using the new stitched envelope die. With a scrap strip of red cardstock, die cut the stitched red hearts from the splendid stitched heart die. In place of the splendid stitched heart die, you can also use the new Petite stitched hearts die. 

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With all of your die cuts pieces cut out, you are now ready to assemble your card. First adhere your stitched cloud border strip to the bottom of your distress inked card front.

Next assemble your stitched envelope with your small bit of your favorite liquid or tape runner adhesive. Be sure to only secure two sides of your envelope and to leave the top portion open for your heart pieces. Once your envelope is assembled, adhere the envelope to your card front with some adhesive foam tape. My favorite is the 3M brand. 

Now take your stitched cut hearts and arrange them in a cluster both inside and outside of the envelope. Pop up a few of the hearts with some foam tape for added dimension. Viola! your card is done. For a bit of sparkle and shine, you can brush on some wink of stella glitter brush pen to your stitched hearts. 

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I just adore this card and all the stitching. I hope today's card tutorial has inspired you to either case my exact design or create you own version of the card using the same dies from the new release. Thanks for joining me today. Until next time... happy crafting!
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01/09/2020

Thu 09

Valentine's Blog Blitz - Hugs Heart Craft Die
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone! 

We are just nine short days into 2020 and so far the new year is bringing lots of exciting things. Especially the Poppystamps' 2020 Valentine's new release. We are continuing our Blog Blitz and giving away the Hugs Heart Craft die. Details on how you can win this die are provided at the end of the blog post. 

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Today I'd like to share with you a card I made using the Scribble Daisy Heart Frame and the Hugs Heart Craft die. These two dies when paired together are a match made in heaven. The Hugs Heart Craft die easily layers on top of the Scribble Daisy Heart Frame to create a beautiful focal point image and sentiment for your card.

Both dies contain frames for which the inner die cuts pieces can be used interchangeably to create a colorful inlaid look. 

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To make my card, I first die cut the scribble frame from a piece of white cardstock; then again from a piece of light pink cardstock. I adhered the white frame to a plain piece of white cardstock that was the same size as the frame. Next I inlaid the pink petals from the pink scribble frame die cut onto the flower outlines on the white scribble frame. 

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I then die cut the hugs heart die first from a piece of hot pink cardstock and again from a piece of light pink cardstock. I removed the Hugs sentiment and flower petal pieces from the hot pink cardstock and adhered the hot pink heart panel onto of the white heart from the Scribble frame. Next I inlaid the light pink petals from the light pink hug heart die cut onto the hot pink cardstock piece. 

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I popped the entire inlaid panel onto a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 white cardstock that I embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. For some added dimension and texture to the card, I die cut the largest frame from the Double Stitched Rectangle Frames and added it as decorative border to my card front. Next I die cut the Splendid Stitched Hearts die from some light pink cardstock and added a cluster of hearts to the corners of the card.

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This card is packed with dimension. I just love all of the stitching on these die cut pieces. 

And now onto the prize. 

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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 January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  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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12/30/2019

Mon 30

Leafy Snowflake Frame.
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there Crafty Friends, 

Candice here from Papercrafting Elegance, back to share another holiday card.           Today's card although is holiday themed, has a lot of versatility and can also be used as a winter themed birthday or thank you card, by simply changing the sentiment and patterned paper.

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The products I used for my project are the Leafy Snowflake Frame and the Double Stitched Rectangle Frames die sets. This card came together quickly and was a breeze to make. Clean and simple is one of my favorite styles to use when mass producing holiday cards. 

To create this card, I first cut the Leafy Snowflake die twice from a piece of white cardstock and then again from a piece of red cardstock.  I snipped both sets of snowflakes from their frames, then separated the snowflakes into outlines and inlaid pieces.  

Next I inlaid the white snowflake piece into the red snowflake outline to create a red and white inlaid snowflake. These red and white snowflake pieces are held together with scotch tape on the reverse side. 

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Next I took a piece of 6x6 pattern paper from the Dashing Holiday Paper Pad by Memory Box and cut it to 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 for the background on my card. I then die cut the largest frame from the Double Stitched Rectangle Frames die set from a piece of red cardstock and added the fame to the patterned paper with some liquid glue.

I then adhered the inlaid snowflake to the card using some 3M foam tape. Lastly I added some silver rhinestones to each of the six points on the snowflake points and one rhinestone to the center for a bit of shimmer and shine. 

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To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment "warmest wishes" from the Flower Garden stamp set in Versamark onyx black ink onto a 1/2 inch strip of white cardstock and adhered the sentiment just below the snowflake with foam tape. I think this card is absolutely stunning. 

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I hope you all enjoyed today's project and found a bit of inspiration. Thank you all for joining me today. I wish you all a Happy New Year! and look forward to sharing more projects with you in 2020. 

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12/23/2019

Mon 23

Poinsettia Card.
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends!

With just two short days till Christmas I wanted to share with all of you a last minute holiday card I made using the Blooming Poinsettia Die set and Merry Christmas Flourish.

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These two dies are a match made in heaven. They coordinate so well together and create such a beautiful focal image for my card. To expand the length of the flourish for my card, I simply cut the off the sentiment and use the two remaining flourish pieces as the background to my card.  

I placed one piece of the flourish above the poinsettias and the second piece below to create the illusion that the flourish is one continuous die cut. There is so much versatility with the Merry Christmas flourish which allows this die to be used all year round. 

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I fell so much in love with the Blooming Poinsettia die set that once I made my cute gift tags last month, I had to create a coordinated holiday card.

What I love most about this die are the beautiful details on the petals and leaves. This die cuts out such cute line details that the Poinsettias just jumps right out at you. I also like that the die is large enough to create a focal point on a tag using the Poppystamps Double Stitched Tag Frames. But the best part about this die is that is also small enough to cluster together onto the front of a card.

Here is a recap photo of the Poinsettia gift tag I created last month. 

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If you like matching cards and gift tags, then I hope today's project inspires you to create some handmade cuties just like these. Both the card and the gift tag come together quickly, and are very easy to make. You can easily mass produce this card and gift tag to accompany your holiday gifts. To complete today's card, I used the warmest wishes sentiment from the Flower Garden stamp set and added some glitter gold stickles to the center of my poinsettia's. 

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Thank you all for joining me today. Happy Holidays everyone!

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11/30/2019

Sat 30

Blooming Poinsettia Tag
by Candice Crawford

Poppystamps Novmber Blog Post Poinsetta Die

Hi Friends, 

Candice here, sharing with you another Tag design using the Poppystamps Double Stitch Tag frame die.  I make a lot of handmade tags for my Christmas presents and the Blooming Poinsettia die and the tag frame die is perfect for decorating Christmas presents and gift bags for the upcoming holiday season.

To make this project, I used the Blooming Poinsettia die, the Silver Bells die and the largest Tag frame from the Double Stitched Tag Frame Die set.

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This project is simple and easy to make. I used scraps kraft, red, green and gold cardstock from my stash to die cut the tag, poinsettia, leaves and bell. The pointsetta is made up of three die cut pieces that I layered on top of each other popping up the third and top layer of the poinsettia with foam tape. 

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I embellished the center of the poinsettia with some glitter gold Stickles for some added texture and shine to the project.  

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If you like christmas decor and holiday gift wrapping, I hope today's Christmas gift tag inspires you to create your own holiday tags. Thanks for joining me today. 

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11/20/2019

Wed 20

Challenge Reminder: Fall Frolic
by Candice Crawford

 

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Hi Crafty Friends, 

Candice here reminding you there is still time to participate in this month's blog challenge. Poppystamps blog challenges are fun and so easy to participate. When you link up a project to our challenge you are automatically entered to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.  You dont have to have a blog to link your design - you can link to Instagram, Flickr or any other on line gallery. This month's challenge link ends November 28. 

For a bit of inspiration with the challenge, I created this cute tag treat holder that can be used at your holiday place setting or gifted to your hostess at Thanksgiving. This treat holder is so easy to make and can be stuffed with candy or a homemade treat.  

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To make this project, start by die cutting a tag from the largest tag from the double stitched tag frames set in some kraft cardstock. Remember to keep your tag and tag frame together as one piece. Next die cut a strip of leaves from the maple leaf side strips and stencil set from white cardstock. Separate the leaves from the strip by cutting them with your scissors. Next color the leaves with your distress oxide inks in festive berries, carved pumpkin, spiced marmalade, old olive and peeled paint to create the image of fall leaves. 

Set your tag and leaves aside, so you have space to create the treat holder. Cut a piece of coordinating kraft cardstock to 5 1/2 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide. For the sake of my tutorial I am using white cardstock to display the instructions. 

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Next score your paper on the 5 1/2inch side at 1/4, 1, 4 1/2 and 5. Then on the 2 3/4 inch side, score the paper at 2 1/4.

 

Scoring the paper

Next with a pair scissors cut off the two end squares along the score lines. With the two remaining squares, snip only the top portion of the two remaining squares on the score line so that it can be folded inward and attached to the bottom flap. 

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Next, while your paper is still flat, stamp your sentiment or greeting. I used the sentiment So very Thankful from the Autumn leaves stamp set. On the opposite side of the paper from your stamped image, fold all of your score lines to form an open box shape. Use either a strip of 1/4 inch score tape or 2 strips of 1/8 inch score tap on each of your folded flaps. Assemble the bottom portion of the box together first with the score tape.

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Now attach the open box to your tag using the score tape placed along the side flaps. Adhere your colored leaves to your box. Next fill your tag treat holder with candy, homemade baked goods, a gift card or whatever you little heart desires. The recipient will just love this adorable little holder as well as the gift. I filled my treat holder with a few Twix mini candy bars. My absolute favorite! 

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I hope today's project gave you a bit a of inspiration to participate in this month's challenge. Thanks for joining me today and Happy Thanksgiving! 

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11/08/2019

Fri 08

Holiday Blog Blitz: Believe Flourish
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone, 

Hope you all are enjoying the Holiday Blog Blitz! Today I am sharing with you the Believe Flourish die from the new release. This die is great as a single focal point on a card, but also each component of the die can be separated and used individually just how I used the believe sentiment for today's card.

Today's card is packed with a lot of new dies from the Holiday release which all coordinate and pair wonderfully together. I paired the new Snowglobe kit, townhouses, and dancing snowflake dies together to make the cute winter scene card; leaving the Believe Flourish die as the star of the show!

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I used silver mirror cardstock from my stash to die cut the flourish and sentiment from the Believe Flourish die. Then I carefully separated the word Believe from the flourish with my scissors and placed it as the sentiment for my card.

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I just love how shiny the Believe sentiment pops off the card. 

For the snowflake elements on the card I used the Dancing Snowflake tile die similar to how I used the Believe flourish die and die cut the snowflake tile from some white cardstock. I then cut the two middle snowflakes from the die cut piece with my scissors and placed them as background elements on my card. 

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I love thinking outside of the box and using the Poppystamps dies for more than their intended purpose. Many of the dies can be die cut and the components can be used individually for other purposes within your projects.

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Would you like to win the Believe Flourish die? Here's how.

Leave a comment on this post. And be sure to leave a comment on each post during the Blog Blitz.

The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 2-through November 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. 

Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

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11/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#62 Fall Frolic

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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 last month's challenge PSC#61 Enchanted is Amy Tsuruta!

Feline batty by Amy  TsurutaThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Libellule_craft!

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#62 Fall Frolic - The days are getting longer and there is a chill in the air - Fall is here.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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.

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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 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  December 1.   

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Poppystamps is also a super sponsor of the Fall / Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop!  Link your project to our challenge and theirs and you'll have two ways to win!   You can get all the details on the Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here! 

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