436 posts categorized "Christmas"

12/29/2018

Sat 29

Changing Up the Poinsettia
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today. I hope you all had a wonderful  Christmas . I never had a chance to use this beautiful Poinsettia Die from Poppystamps before Christmas so I tried using a different color for a birthday card. 

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I cut two of the smaller blooms from the die set, one to keep whole and one to cut apart.

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The photos don't show too well but I used shimmer pen on top of all the watercoloring for a deeper color.

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This was a simple card to make. I used my zig watercolor pens to color and then shimmer pen. I layered the dies on the card using some foam tape to pop up a few of the blooms and leaves. 

God bless you in the new year!

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12/28/2018

Fri 28

Christmas Envelope
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hello everyone!

Tanya here) 

In last days of this year I want to share with you craft envelope!

You can make the same envelope in 20 minutes, all you need are Poppystamps dies and stamps!

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Invite you to see full video tutorial!

Enjoy!

 

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12/24/2018

Mon 24

Christmas Eve Ride

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Can you believe it's almost Christmas?  Santa rides tonight!    When I was young we'd visit my Grandmother every Christmas Eve.   I remember the the news coming on and the announcer telling us that Santa was spotted in our area.  I'd look out the car window searching the starry sky for just a glimpse!   Is anything more magical?

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The background is a simple distress ink panel.    I added a snow Stitched Hill with a stamped sentiment to the bottom half of the card.  Tree Trunks are tucked in behind the hill and layered yellow circle die cuts are tucked under the tree trunks.   Stanta's Sleigh is cut from black card stock to create a silhouette as he flies across the moon.

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The Poppystamps die cut houses are easy to assemble.  They all come in three layers.  The bottom layer I cut from yellow to create a glow of light coming from inside the homes.  The next layer is the curtain color.  Lastly the exterior house color is stacked on top.  There are accent pieces included to embellish the houses with colorful roofs and chimneys.

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I added some glossy accents sprinkled with ultra fine crystal glitter to look like paths leading from the homes.   I love adding little details to scenes to help bring them to life. 
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Wishes from me to you for a wonderful Christmas! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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12/20/2018

Thu 20

VIDEO TUTORIAL CHRISTMAS CARD IN PINK
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS!!!!

Do you remember my Blue Christmas Card????? I present my card in the last release of Poppy!!! Today, I show you a pretty tutorial in video, so you can do them!!!!! These are my cars!!!!! Look!!!!

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I love these cards!!!!  I think that you can  do them, so easy!!!! Your Christmas with Poppy stamps and diecuts, will be so Merry and Happy!!!!!

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So festive with non-traditional Christmas colors!!!!!!!!

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You can visit our Online Store!!!! You still have time to acquire your Christmas diecuts and stamps!!!! :)

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Wich is your favorite color for Christmas???

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Here is my pink card!!!!! You will learn to do it in my video !!!

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Do you want to watch the video tutorial ??? Let's goooo :)

Hope you like my dear friends!!!!!!!!

Kisses!!!!!

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12/17/2018

Mon 17

Merry Christmas
by Donna Peachey

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With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share a design with you today that can be easily adapted.

So whether you are in to brights and bolds or prefer a more neutral colour palette, this idea should work for you.  

Here's a quick 'how to' guide, with my ideas for changes added along the way...

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Using the Triple Stitch Window, cut twice as shown.

This creates the 'stage' for any mini scene you want to put together and gives scope for any background you might want to use.

I'm keeping this one super simple by adding just three trees from the Wooded Glen Landscape and one bird.  

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To create a focal point I've added a stamped Merry Christmas sentiment and cut it out at a very slight angle before mounting on to Mirri card.  

Using part of one of the Studio Blotter stamps in the corner adds just a little more visual interest.

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If you don't already have a background to hand now's the time to make one.  

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Glue everything into position on the front, then add foam tape behind before adding your background layer.

This just creates a little depth to the card.  

Can you see that I've added a star to my background?

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You could leave it just like this.  Or you could emboss the front before adding the foam tape.

I've added just a little stencilling detail using texture paste...

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...  and then dipped my finger in to the pot to add some textured 'snow'.

Can you see how the design travels on a diagonal from left to right with the focal point right in the middle?

That's what keeps this from looking too 'busy'.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

I do read and treasure every kind word...

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12/15/2018

Sat 15

Be Jolly
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope you're enjoying all the beauty of the holiday season.  I love playing with Poppystamps dies... it doesn't matter if you love Clean and Simple or like to add as many as you can to make a scene like I did today!  Poppystamps has something for EVERYBODY!

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I started with a simple background.  I adhered the Diamond Background die from red card stock to a soft pink panel. Next I adhered the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame cut from white card stock to the panel to give it a finished look.  After trimming off the excess (the frame is smaller than the background die)  I adhered the completed panel to a card base.
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The largest Jar die was cut from baby blue card stock.  I cut the Tree Line Hill die from white card stock, and then cut it again using the Jar die so it would layer perfectly when I attached them together. 
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All that was left was embellishing!  I created a floral to adorn the jar using the Mod Poinsettias, Holly Leaf Branch, and Perfect Pine Needles.  A gem adorns the center of the layered poinsettia flower.
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I added a Wilderness Moose to the scene.  He's trecking across the frozen landscape.  A bitty Circle Basics die makes a sun.  And a simple "Be Jolly" sentiment in red coordinates perfectly with the background.

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I hope you find some time to make today!  Hugs!

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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12/13/2018

Thu 13

Tags and More Tags
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! It's crunch time at the Penir household. Plenty of goings on and shopping and wrapping, and cards are on their way. One thing I never have enough of is tags! So I put together some simple but festive tags for you today using the new Deco Star Frame. 

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I gathered all my supplies, especially some glitter paper and gold foil paper. I picked the Pinpoint Main Street Tags set and found it was the perfect size for my Deco Frame.

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I stuck to jewel tones on black glitter paper, but you could use anything glittery, also adding a second tag with an embossed sentiment in gold. If you keep scrolling down, you'll see I didn't waste a cut! I used most every die cut in different color combos.

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3 tags with left over frames in blue, red & green. This time dressed up with jewels and bells!

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One last tag with the white glitter frame on a bright pink glitter card stock. 

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And a last wish for all of you, Merry Christmas from me, and Poppystamps!

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12/12/2018

Wed 12

Challenge Reminder: CAS Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here again today with a reminder to enter in the Merry & Bright December challenge! We are looking for projects that make the holidays your favorite time of year. For me, it is the "Joy" of the season so I made a CAS Joy Christmas card. Hope it inspires you to give it a try.

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I used the Seed Snowflake Joy Craft Die for the main focal point on my card.

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I then used the Seed Snowflake Outline Die as an accent behind the letters.  The Tidings Of Joy Clear Stamp set works perfectly with Seed Snowflake Joy Die to create the sentiment for my card.

The rules are simple and you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! For all the details click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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12/11/2018

Tue 11

Northern Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could drop by for a visit! Snowy December is certainly here, so today I am sharing a snowy winter scene! Take a look at this Northern Holiday!

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I started by creating a background of blended distress oxide inks spritzed with water for a soft, fuzzy look. I have fallen in love with our collection of whittle animals, so I used this adorable Whittle Fox against the soft white of thicker watercolor paper. I think he really stands out. Add a few stars from the All Star Collage and you have a sweet winter scene.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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12/10/2018

Mon 10

A Gift This Christmas
by Donna Peachey

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Christmas wrapping paper, tags, bows, gifts...

They are part of the Christmas tradition for many of us.

So I wanted to create a card that combines these features with the Simple Bethlehem Stitched Frame craft die.

Combining old and new as a 'Christmas Gift'.

Here's how it was made...

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I've started with the Simple Bethlehem Stitched die, cut 3 times out of black card stock.

Using Tim Holtz Core'dinations for the top layer provides a lovely pitted surface that works well with the gilding wax colours I've chosen to use, but if you don't have any you could always try an embossing folder.

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Glue the frames together, then cut a piece of cardboard to size as shown.

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Here's all the stamping you'll need to do - for this part, anyway!

Don't worry about precise stamping for the Studio Blotter stamps as that's not the look we are going for.

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The other stamps are all from the Christmas Time stamp set.  

I've heat embossed 'Believe' so it stands out more on what's quite a busy card.

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Once the Stitched Frame has been glued to the cardboard, cut out a silver base layer that's slightly bigger all 'round and distress the edges of it.  Then leave it to one side for the moment.

Using twine, add a piece from top to bottom and attach from the back.  Do the same from left to right before adding a bow and an acetate Heart Taglet.

Once you are happy with this (you may want to tweak your twine a little), attach to the silver base layer and leave to dry.

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The base of this card uses the beautiful fonts of the Christmas Time stamp set to create a faux 'wrapping paper' look.

Other than heat embossing the word 'Peace' in red, the rest is all first and second generation stamping with black ink.

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Add a strip of corrugated paper that's been ripped top and bottom before attaching at an angle from left to right.

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Then add the Stitched Bethlehem scene and some sequin stars.

The final touch is simply to add a smidge of gilding wax to the corners.

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Does it look like a wrapped gift to you?

I hope it does, at least in part.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

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