673 posts categorized "Christmas"

Happy Holidays
by Tricia Barber


Hello!  I am sharing a pastel pink and aqua Christmas card.   I used the Wide Pine Needles Shoots die for my focal image. I mixed white and glitter white cardstock from the Glitzy Glitter pad. I added a tree topper using the Flock of Birds die colored with a Copic marker with a light aqua wash.  To add some sparkle I added some aqua jewels from the Bright Jewels pack. 


I added my tree to a snowglobe created with the Simple Rings Die along with the Snowglobe bases craft die.   The base was cut from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pack.   I layered this onto a kraft panel cut with the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate.   This was then layered onto a kraft card base. 


The sentiment is from the Christmas Banners clear stamp and die.  Thank you for stopping by!  

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Happy "Holly" Days!
by Rachel Duong


Hi everyone, it's Rachel here to share a festive card with a picture word to say Happy "Holly" Days! How fun is that?!  I used the Poppystamps "Layered Holly Leaf Trio" die on an Open Studio "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder background. Keep scrolling to see how I made this card.


I began by die cutting the holly on watercolor paper. While painting them, I left the leaves and berries in the paper because this made it easy to keep them in place. For the leaves I used green distress inks-- mowed lawn, rustic wilderness, lucky clover, and twisted citron. I painted the berries with candied apple.  The beauty of watercoloring is that it does not have to be exact!


I die cut the letters from the "Marzipan Alphabet" from the Memory Box "Lush Green" paper pad. Next I embossed a cream A2 size cardfront using the "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder. It also comes with a coordinating cutting die. 


As I played around with the arrangement of the die cuts, I layered some of the berries. Extra layers allow them on the card at the same level of the leaves. 


I glued the pieces to the embossed cardfront and then to a light grey cardbase. Finally I tied a multi-colored bakers twine on the card for interest and character!


Please check out the awesome Poppystamps Christmas release, it is absolutely beautiful!

Until next time, I hope your days are full of fun, creativity and "holly"! 

Rachel Floral Signature



Peace on Earth
by Tricia Barber


Hello!  Tricia here with you today to share my card for this month's Poppystamps Challenge for the Cool Yule.  I use the Wide Pine Needle Shoots Craft die along with the Nordic Doves die.   I love the Nordic dies with all the layers and the tiny details like in the dove wings.  I die cut the doves from white, green and red cardstock and layered with liquid adhesive.  I used a Copic marker to color in the white doves beak. 


For the Wide Pine Needle Shoots die, I created an ombre tree with a variety of green card scraps.  I added a tree topper using the star from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn kit with silver cardstock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror card pack.  I saved all my extra Wide Pine Needle Shoots die cuts to make matching tags for Christmas.  I always save my extra die cuts and this helps when you need to make a quick card or tag for a gift.   


My main card panel is a layer of light blue vellum cardstock and underneath I have the Nordic Flourish Background die for a look of lace underneath the panel.   The sentiment is from the Christmas Banners clear stamp and die set.   Here is a close up of the layered card panel.   I hope you will join along with this month's challenge and share your Cool Yule inspiration! 

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Peace Love and Belly Rubs!
by Lisa Elton

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Is this sentiment not the best! Once it's in my head, it stays there a good while! Pair it with the happy little Holiday Corgi and you have yourself a fun and festive card!

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The Large Envelope was the perfect size for him. He looks quite content tucked in there just waiting to spread some holiday cheer. His reindeer antlers bring even more fun to the mix!

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A few wispy Wide Pine branches and glittery snowflakes add to the merriment of this card. The tiny gold hearts adorning the envelope came from the sentiment. I don't know anyone with a Corgi, but I think this will bring a smile to the recipient's face nontheless. I hope it brought one to yours!


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Clean and Simple, Nordic Deer
by Birgit Norton

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As the deadline draws near for creating and mailing out Christmas cards, I thought I'd inspire you with a quick and easy Clean and Simple card, featuring the beautiful Nordic Deer.

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I started by cutting the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate out of white cardstock and laying it over piece of blue Vintage Pastel Mirror Cardstock.

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I then cut the Nordic Deer out of Kraft cardstock and cutting the detail dies out of soft blue and gold mirror cardstock.  I colored the deer's body using a brown Copic Marker and colored the back legs a shade darker, and then glued the deer together as shown, using the gold detail behind his pretty blue sweater.  

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I used the Lavish Merry Christmas die to create the sentiment, using the same soft blue cardstock  for the sentiment and white cardstock for the background.

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To soften the background and provide a focal point for the deer and sentiment, I added a vellum panel cut using a Scalloped Stitched Frame die and mounted it to the center of the snowflake background.  I popped the deer up using foam tape to add a bit of dimension.

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I hope you'll find today's card inspiring, and hopefully setting a peacefulness in your heart for the beauty of the season that is upon us.

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PSC#111 Cool Yule

Challenge Badge

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 #110 Woodland Wonder is Heidi H.

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

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#111 Cool Yule - The holidays are officially here!  Outside you'll find displays and outdoor decorations, and inside everything is comfy cozy!   All of us at Poppystamps are wishing you a Cool Yule and want to see how you celebrate and create for the holidays.   Happiness is home made after all!   Are you adding home made tags to your gifts and baked goods?  Maybe you're making some extra special cards for friends and family.    We'd love to see what you're up to!    Remember that 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 December Guest - Irene Mejia selected and introduced by DT member Sphoorti this time.

Meet Irene, the card-making maestro who kicked off her crafting escapade in Spring 2021. This lady's got skills that'll make your grandma's crochet needles jealous. From clean and simple cards (which, as you know, is totally my jam) to these intricately adorned masterpieces, Irene's got a card for every mood and occasion. Not only is she a card-making wizard, but she's also on various design teams like Honey Bee Stamps and Ink Blot Shop — basically, she's the Beyoncé of our card-making world. But don't let the talent fool you; Irene's heart is as big as her craft stash and her talent. She spreads joy faster than you can say "handmade cards". I'm so thrilled to have her incredible talent gracing our blog as the crafting superhero she is!

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Irene Mejia

Blog: When I Ink of You

Instagram: @wheniinkofyou

Hello! My name is Irene, and I'm a cardmaker from Texas. Die-cutting and Copic coloring are the top of my favorites on my list. When I am not crafting, I like to spend time with my Husband of 18 years and eight-year-old daughter. My second hobby is shopping for and buying craft supplies. I consider myself blessed if I inspire anyone with my projects!

Irene Mejia

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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 December 27  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on January 1!!    

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