489 posts categorized "Christmas"


Tue 31

A beautiful christmas chocolate!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

I was participating in an exchange of Christmas chocolates and my chocolate was beautiful, of course with Poppy Diecuts and stamps!!!! Look!!!!!


Elegant, really???????? I love this so much!!!!!


Inside it contained a Hershey chocolate!!!! Yum Yum!!!!


Look the scene!!!! Wonderful!!!!!


It really transports me to a Christmas movie place! jijiji


Did you exchange Christmas gifts?


Happy Holidays queridas amigas!!!!!!!!!

Leave me your sweet messages (if this you like so much ) that I love read you!!!!! 


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Fri 27

by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.. well it  is over for another year! boy it sure comes round quick.. I`m still making Christmas cards at the moment, these will be for next year..another simple card design.


I started with a ivory card 6.1/4 inches x 5 inches.


I have placed Poppystamps "Holly Side Strips & Stencil of center as shown..in the picture.


I have raised the holly leaves only with 3D foam, adhered to a touch larger red card, width I kept the same 61/4 inches.


Another mat of Red and Cream on the top section.


Small strip of red card, for this glitter die cut "Festive Noel", adhered along the top of the red strip only.


Adhered to the card as shown, I cut again Noel in red card..I infilled the glitter with the red..


Finished with a green seam binding bow and pearls..told you it was an easy quick make..finished card 6.1/4 inches x 51/4 inches.

Thank you for stopping by our blog today and all your support in 2019 .. Wishing you all a Very Happy Prosperous New Year 2020.

Pam x

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Mon 23

Poinsettia Card.
by Candice Crawford

Poppy Stamps Blog Post 12.23

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. 

Poinsettia 1 tag

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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Sun 22

A Christmas envelope!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Almost Christmassssss, wow! 

Beautiful time to give love in Christmas exchanges!!!

I made a beautiful envelope!!!! Look!!!!


Heyyy  it's beautiful, really??? It's for a pretty friend!!!!


 In the small house, below the circle has a magnet!


Very elegant and made with too much love jiji


Do you.... Believe? :)


Did you remember this card? You can see my post here.... This is a super Christmas Combo!!!!


Do you think that  to my friend, this is a christmas beauty? jiji I hope so!!!!!


A last picture:

Hope you like my dears amigas, and I hope, let this be an inspiration for you to send Christmas cards made with Poppy supplies, diecuts, stamps, paper, all!!!!! jiji

Happy Holidays!!!!!!!

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Sat 21

Sending Christmas Cheer
by Nancy Penir


Hi there and welcome to Poppystamps! My card for you features a new favorite Poppystamps die, Cottage Window. A timeless die set, it can be used any time of year. Thought I'd share a card I made into a Christmas window, already mailed and into it's new home. Now, I love to creat scenes. I get an idea and look for a way to bring that idea to life!


Cottage Window has 4 main elements. I gave it a shadow by backing it with a darker card stock.

Through the window you can see the home's Christmas tree. Here's how I made the tree.


These trees are too small for what I was going for, so I simply created a larger image from all the small trees.


Here they are die cut from 2 green card stocks, one light green the other dark, and detached from the die cut base.


Once assembled, I added Nuvo drops to simulate ornaments. (I also added a bit of glitter too.)


Outside, is another grouping of florals, this time from the bottom of the Festive Noel die.


Once you have an idea for a card front, look through your dies and use what you need from them to create your  own design and scene.

Above all, have fun!

Merriest of Christmases and Have a wonderfully creative New Year! Cheers!

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Fri 20

Quick Tag
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters, Sue here with a quick and simple tag for your last minute holiday preparations. At this point of the month I'm done making Christmas cards and am focused on making tags to add to all my Christmas gifts and I want the tags to be quick and easy to make because it is a busy time of the year! 


I started off my choosing a patterned paper from the Memory Box Dashing Holiday Paper Pad, my coloured card stock and glitter paper. No inking today to make the tag building go quicker. Choosing patterned paper adds visual interest and glitter paper adds texture. A time saver.


To create a glow behind the windows of the townhouse I placed the die cut house on some scrap yellow card stock, traced around it and cut along the inside of the lines. I swiped a shimmer pen across the paper to add sparkle and adhered it to the back of the townhouse.


After assembling my tag I stamped the sentiment with black ink and die cut the word Joy.


To make the tag extra festive I added a couple of bells along with ribbon and twine.


I hope this inspires you to make your own Christmas tags, they add an extra special touch to the gifts you give friends and loved ones.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone and see you in January!

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Thu 19

O Holy Night
by Tina Wilstrup


Hi Poppy fans! It's now 5 days till Christmas and I have a card for you that shows the calm of that holy night.

I die cut and Copic colored the Whittle sleepy fox and the village houses. I picked out the windows from the houses and colored them individually so the houses look like they're filled with light and trees.

I forgot to take a picture of the background (sorry) but before assembling I inkblended the backgrond with oxide inks and splattered it with silver acrylic paint. I hand cut 2 panels for snowy hills and inked the top of them. The top layer is popped up. I then popped up the houses and fox and shaded under them with Copic markers. Notice the fox' pawprints. He loves the silence and the squeeking snow.

My plan was to use the O holy noght flourish as smoke from one of the chimneys, and so I wanted to heat emboss it. In order not to break the intricate cut I layered 5 cuts. I then heat embossed 3 layers of WOW! white twinkle embossing powder. It's white with silver glitter and perfect for the smoke.

This is my last post this year, so I thank you for all your sweet comments and I hope your Christmas is as calm and cozy as this scene.  I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. 

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Tue 17

Leafy Snowflake Frame
by Dana Kirby


Hi Poppy Friends! I hope you all are doing well and finding time to be creative. I am stopping by today to share a set of cards that uses the Leafy Snowflake Frame. This is such a Gorgeous die!

I began my cards by die cutting the Snowflake Frame from white cardstock, soft blue cardstock, and silver glitter cardstock. Three quick passes through my die cutting machine and I had all the pieces cut to make three cards! 


Next, I created my card bases. I cut my paper down to 3.75 inches by 7.5 inches and scored it in the middle (3.75 inches). I then attached my frames to my card bases and inlaid the snowflake and background die cut pieces directly onto my card base.


I kept my cards small, I think they will be perfect to tie onto a gift or to use as a little hostess gift. You can follow my same technique and create a traditional sized card too. The size of this die lends itself to lots of possibilities! 



Thanks for joining me today! I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I will be back in January to share a Valentine project with you all.

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Sun 15

Penguin shaker
by Tina Wilstrup

Hello everyone! We are closing in on that one holy and so very special night and I'm here to share a cute shaker card with you.

I first die cut the background and snowy hills of the snowglobe kit. I ink blended the background and the top of the hills using distress oxide inks. I flicked some diluted white acrylic paint over the background for a snowy look.

I cut a panel and sprayed it with watercolors sprays. I'll admit this was my first time using them and the intencity of the color kind of surprised me. But I felt the look worked fine for a night time scene. Before the panel dried I also sprayed with a shimmer spray for a clear, frosty and sparkly look.

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I die cut the sentiment die and the snowflake tile from silver glitter cardstock. I cut off the frame so I had parts of the snowflakes. Making sure all the elements would fit I glued the sentiment and snowflakes in place. I also added a couple of stars with a white gelly roll pen.

I placed the base and frame of the globe as well as the snowy hills. I then added the 2 darling penguins, colored with Copics, and lots of sequins, gems and chunky glitter.

The frame of the globe I cut 6-7 times and layered them ending with a layer of acetate and one cut from silver glitter cardstock and placed over the globe. So pretty! I then added the stand of the globe, also Copic colored, popped up with craft foam.


So there you have my holiday shaker. I appreciate you stopping by and would love if you would leave me a comment.

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Sat 14

Don't Worry, Kitty
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today to take a look at my sweet little card. Santa is getting ready to go out in a dark and stormy night, and his little kitty is worried. 

"Don't worry, Kitty," Santa reassures him, "I'll be home soon."


I love the sweet thoughts behind this card, and I wanted to make the design very simple, yet very pretty too. Originally I planned to make a shaker card with sequins in the window, but as it evolved I like the idea of the look of soft light behind the window instead for a warm look and feel.


I started out by cutting two windows from the Cottage Window, the Whittle Santa Face, and the Peek a Boo Kitty. I glued Santa and Kitty to the window frame, and then I glued a piece of clear acetate to the back of my characters. In reality, Santa and Kitty would be behind the window, but putting the in front makes them a little brighter and gives the card a little texture and dimension. 


I cut my card base panel in royal blue, and then used a piece of Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape from Poppystamps to cover my entire piece of blue paper. This tape is SO wide and sticky! I pressed it down and then smoothed it all with my teflon bone folder, which gave the entire card a smooth look and feel. I really just wanted the window and my characters to be the focus of my card. I cut the Cottage Window from my base panel after taping it down with blue painter's tape.


The "light" was created by gluing a small square of yellow vellum paper onto my white card stock card base, then gluing the blue snowflake filed, the cottage window with my characters and acetate already adhered, and finished off the design with a few tiny Splendid Stitched Hearts.


Thanks so much for joining us today! Have a wonderful holiday!