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508 posts categorized "Christmas"

Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to a post featuring the new paper packs from Memory Box together with Poppy's new holiday dies.

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Have you visited the shop lately? So many new stamps & dies, and one of them, Christmas Quotes, comes with 4 matching dies. The die shapes fit well with one of the papers included in Dashing Holiday Paper Pack, that can be used for sentiments.

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I've combined one of the packs' plaids with Shimmering cardstock, and a die cut of Stained Glass Snowflake, also cut from some glitter cardstock. 

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All the glittery accents add such a festive feel to holiday cards!

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Hope you're inspired to take a look around the shops, both Poppystamps and Memory Box. So many fun new products to make your crafting shine for the holidays!

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Calendar Tab 2021. Christmas Easel Card.
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone, Have you seen this gorgeous scene on Memory Box embossing folder "Snowy Forest" ..makes a quick card. I decided to create calendar tab easel cards for Christmas.

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I have used white pearl card..

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I cut a rectangle using Memory Box Basic Rectangle dies. Embossing folder/green ink & Brayer ..I find this gives a better coverage of ink.

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I have inked the embossing folder, smooth side, when you run your fingers over the folder, you`ll know which side this is, the other is really prominent raised pattern.

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This is how my rectangle embossed! I love the speckle effect, give a lovely soft look. (Hope you agree)

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 This is serving two purpose. frame for my embossing panel and fancy  panel for the inside of the easel. used the Rectangle and fancy die from Easel card die.

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thin white card, added Washi tape to both sides, covers for my Calendars.

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These were so quick to make ..I have made Three  to send out for Christmas cards. Sentiment Poppystamps "Christmas Quotes" cut with stitch circles Memory Box, you do get dies with these stamps, but wanted a smaller circle, decoration, Memory Box "Fairy Sugar" glitter card.  Poppystamp Garden Berries / Grosgrain Bow. 

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Hope you`ll have a go at these quick makes...Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Christmas Lantern
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! Nancy here, and I have a Christmas card for you today. Poppystamps has some gorgeous new holiday dies in the store, and I thought I'd bring you some inspiration with one or 2 of them.

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Simple Lantern Oval is one of the new craft dies, and I paired it with another newbie, a sentiment die called, Snowy Merry Christmas.

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Here's a shot of what I did... I knew I wanted to use some of the new Memory Box designer papers with the gold running through, and chose this black and white plaid. Then I die cut the lantern die 4 times, once with black glitter paper, and 3 times with plain black cardstock. I traced one of the ovals on white and cut it out by hand.

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The white oval was given a glow with some Squeezed Lemon Oxide Ink before gluing the lantern layers together, with the glitter on top. Kinda looks like the lantern is all 'aglow'. I cut the 'merry Christmas' sentiment 3 times from glitter card stock and carefully cut the white snow off the merry, before adding it to the top of the black layer.

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I love how the red shadow gives it a nice pop of color!

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Speaking of pop, you can see how all those layers gives dimension to the card.

It's September folks, time to get a move on those holiday cards! Check out all the new dies, stamps and cardstock in the Poppystamps store. Have a great week!

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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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Holly Background
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card made with dies from the new release.

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I love bold colors and clean graphic designs and this card contains both.  I started out with a white card base topped with a slightly smaller panel of aqua card stock. 

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Next I cut the Holly Background die from white card stock and adhered it to the assembled panel.   I cut the panel a few more times from shades of green, red and pink card stock and inlaid all the pieces.   The die cut pieces all fit together and the end result is smooth and flat. 

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When I originally tried to add the Snowy Merry Christmas sentiment it was difficult to read over the busy background.  To help bring out the sentiment I add a second die cut from gold glitter card stock, and a strip of vellum to soften and blur the background. 

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I'm happy with this clean inlay card with just the right amount of sparkle and shine. 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Christmas House Pop Up
by Jeanne Jachna

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There is nothing better than HOME for the holidays!   I love sending one of a kind handmade cards for all occasions.  I've always felt that special fold cards were a little complicated and out of my league.  With the introduction of EASEL craft dies,  Poppystamps makes it easy enough for even me to make!

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In fact, the hardest part about making this card was deciding what colors to make it.  Since my daughter recently moved into a turn of the century modern colonial I thought she'd get a kick out of this one decked out like her own house with Evergreen painted shutters and entrance.

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The card base is made by cutting the largest die twice and assembling the two pieces.  Next cut the smaller house shaped die and add a sentiment.  Cut another smaller house shaped die cut (the pieces in pink) and decorate it for the cover of your card.

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The die set includes snow drifts to hang from the window sills and porch roof.  I cut mine from glitter paper. I was so tempted to hand cut little candles to put in the windows! 

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Here's how the sentiment looks on the inside of the card.  I stamped a sentiment from the CHRISTMAS TIME stamp set on a Memory Box Stitched Oval.  The fancy font, and pretty stitching on the  oval makes this even more beautiful!

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The easel card can be displayed like this.  I see little tree decorations placed around it on the mantle - comfy cozy.

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This card looks fussy with it's colorful layers but was so easy to make!  I'm tickled pink that I could make a fussy card like this! 

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