472 posts categorized "Christmas"


Wed 04

Challenge Reminder: Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

Holly Christmas Card by Nadine Carlier PS

Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#63 Merry Craftmas!.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty with a Christmas theme. Plus if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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Doesn't the Poppystamps Holly Outline Die in white cardstock look amazing over the bold alcohol ink background I created?

Holly Christmas Card by Nadine Carlier 3

The Poppystamps Tiding With Joy Stamp Set is great because you can customize your sentiment with all the sayings and words in this set.

Holly Christmas Card by Nadine Carlier 3

For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!

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Mon 02

A Very Warm Christmas
by Nancy Penir


Happy Holidays Poppy Peeps! I have a card for you today using some of the newest released dies, and a fun way to create just the right sized mantle garland for the new Whittle Fireplace.


I left all my Whittle die cuts white, and assembled the scene onto one of the new holiday papers included in the Dashing Holiday set. Love the bright crisp white against the holiday red print. But I wanted a holiday look to my mantle. Here's how I created my garland...


Poppy's Leafy Wreath die! It cuts out just the right size to assemble a garland for my mangle. I cut the die out of 3 shades of green, before adding tiny clear rhinestones to simulate holiday lights. 


Here's a closeup of the garland. The mirror is the inner frame of a die set called Deco Cecil Frame. I cut the center from silver mirror card stock.


The stocking with mouse is popped up with foam.


I just love the Leafy Ornament Frame to round out my Christmas scene, and simply cut the ornament from the frame. Those darling corners are just the right touch of folksy glam to my Whittle Fireplace.

Have a wonderful week, and hope you enjoy this most blessed season!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Sun 01

PSC#63 Merry Craftmas!


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#62 Fall Frolic is Conniecrafter!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is fall wishes (Marta).

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!


PSC#63 Merry Craftmas! This time of year we're making the season bright with wrapped treats, pretty tags, home decor and of course cards for loved ones near and far. We want to see how you celebrate the season with handmade details that make all the difference.  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.

Holly Christmas Card by Nadine Carlier PS

Nadine Carlier


Tina Wilstrup


Pam Simpson

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 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  January 1.     We can't wait to see what you make!


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.

Poinsetta dies for tag

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. 

Poinsetta closeup

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

Poinsetta closeup 2

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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Wed 27

Stained Glass Snowflake Window.
By Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone, Pam here today..sharing a Christmas card, using this stunning Poppystamps. "Stained Glass Window Die" also in the collection the Stained Glass Snowflake and backer are the same size as the snowflake in this Window die.



I used just the two dies.


This is r the reverse of my die cut, I have used double sided tape to hold the waste in the shape. I could have used the backer snowflake!


I have adhered the panel to Memory Box grey/white spot paper from "Dashing Holiday" paper pad.


Trimmed paper so same size as  the panel, this I then adhered to red card to create a touch larger mat.


I cut the snowflake from glitter gold square, the waste will be saved for a later project.


Panel with glitter snowflake and glitter mat panel.


Card base 6.1/2"x 5.1/2".I have used an of cut strip of red card, as shown. adhered snowflake panel.


Cut apart the "Merry Christmas" removed the flourishes! best of both worlds this die.


I decorated the snowflake with pearls..Not as light as this in real life!  another quick Christmas card.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy





Tue 26

Whittle Merry Christmas
by Sue McRae


My card focuses on the cute Whittle dies that Poppystamps offers. I just love how charming all the images are in this series. 


I created a window card by die cutting an Art Deco Frame four times out of my card panel.


I wanted to do some inking behind each of the window so I lined the panel up on my card front and made pencil marks so I knew where all the windows would be to do my ink blending. Then I masked off each window section and used some aqua ink to create a gradient of colour.


To add a little more interest to each window I flicked on aqua ink in a shade darker than I used for the ink blending, some white acrylic paint and Perfect Pearls. I put a bit of all of these products on an acrylic block, added a bit of water to them, dipped my paint brush in and flicked away!


For each of the whittle dies I used paper from the new Memory Box Dashing Stripes and Dots pad and the Dashing Holiday pad. There's a lot of fun patterns in these pads that are good for Christmas and throughout the year.


I popped up all the die cuts and the window panel with foam squares and added the sentiment which was white heat embossed on black card stock.


Love how this turned out and it was quick and easy to make!


Thanks for visiting with me today!

Sue Floral Signature copy








Mon 25

Hello Christmas
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Christmas! Ho Ho Ho! Everybody's waiting for the man with the bag, so I just had to add him to this fun holiday shaker card! Isn't it jolly?


This holly jolly shaker was so much fun to make! I started out by cutting out the Holly Frame and Stencil in holiday green, and the Whittle Santa Face in red, white, and beige.


I traced and cut the background paper from this beautiful new cardstock from Memory Box, which features these tiny little holly and berry images! Adorable!


I lined up the shaker circle and used the Double Stitch Circle Frames to create the shaker card opening on my holly and berry background panel.


New this year from Memory Box are super sticky and wide washi tapes! I taped the snowflake washi over a piece of light grey cardstock, then cut a square to fit behind my shaker window.


Then I loaded up my shaker with a sparkly holiday sequin mix, using snowflakes, red, green, blue, and pink sequins. It really looks festive against the light grey and the snowflakes of the washi tape.


I added a little pink blush to Santa's cheeks with a cotton swab and my favorite ink, stacked up three mustaches, and topped off Santa's hat with a tiny white pom pon. Ho Ho Ho!


Adhere Santa to the front of your acetate window, add the Hello Outline and a few sequins and you are ready to say Hello Christmas!

Thanks so much for joining us today!





Sun 24

Mouse warming
by Tina Wilstrup


Warning! These mischievous mice are turning this cozy relaxing by the fireplace into a mouse warming party!

I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock, except for the stockings that were cut from Memory Box patterned paper. The mice were colored with Copics and the rest were colored with Distress regular and oxide inks.

I marked out where I wanted the fireplace and inked up the background with oxide ink. I extended the color from the fireplace to most of the background.

I popped up the fireplace and as you can see the mice are hanggliding in the Christmas stockings.

To prevent the watchful corgis to chase them away, a couple of mice have tied their tails together.

I hope you like my inspiration! Thanks for stopping by today. Have a hapy crafty day!

Tina Floral Signature copy






Sat 23

by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

Today I Start my Christmas season with Poppy!!!!!! Look this beauty jiji


Corgis are so happy in Winter Sleigh!!!!! Look like they have the wind in their face and they are enjoying it! jiji


Merry Christmas Flourish is really wonderful!!!! I use mirror gold paper and this is so magic!!!!


I love everything about Poppy!!!!!! and you????


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Mon 18

Snow Speckle Washi Card
by Nancy Penir


Happy Holidays to you! Nancy here, and I'm bringing you a card made with the new Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape Poppystamps has available in the store. 


I've used several of the new dies out this season, plus Mod Poinsettias. And here's a hint on a way to use the wide Washi.


I covered a red card stock panel with the Washi, and die cut 3 smallest poinsettias. The width makes it easy to cover a panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.



The touch of softened red with the white dots went nicely with the pastel card. I added white die cut poinsettias, sponged inked with the same aqua behind my Bethlehem scene. The sentiment, O Holy Night was cut down a bit to fit on the bottom.


Hope you enjoyed today's holiday post, and hope your holiday cards are well on their way to being done!

Have a wonderful, Happy, Crafty Holiday!

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