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Peace This Christmas
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there , it will be Christmas before you know it! If you need some quick  and easy cards , this might just work for you. Easy to mail as well.

I used Poppystamps dies and stamps, along with glitter paper and die  from memory box, all linked below.

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I chose these monotone colors from the Holiday Glitter Pad. I used the lightest colors for the trees and the mail panel. There are many beautiful colors in that pad.

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The trees came out very nicely with the metal shim from Poppystamps.

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Pictured above are the products I used also linked and listed below.

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I love that the memory box Wrapped Stitch looks so elegant on the paper, it comes with five different sizes . I used the second largest.

some of my trees are layered for a bit of depth and because I had extra, still nice for mailing .


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I hope every one here in USA has a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving, May God bless you all everywhere!

 

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A Snowy Christmas
by Kim Singdahlsen

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I love the sparkle of Christmas!  Inside there are Christmas tree lights and candles.  I live in Colorado so outside we have the sparkle of the snow!  I was not going to let the season go by without using the Snowy Merry Christmas die.  

I cut it out of a red velvet paper, then I left it in the die which has cut outs for the snow.  I covered it with embossing paste and sprinkled it with some glitter.

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It still wasn't quite snowy enough so I cut it out two more times in white and layered with a slight offset so the white peeked out.

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I put my Snowy Merry Christmas in an evergreen forest using the Evergreen Trio die and a variety of green cardstock that I glittered heavily.  I thought it needed a few snowflakes and I decided to use the Snowflake Tall Curve Border.  I like the look of it framing my forest scene just on one side.  

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The colors of this card are traditional but this could work in frosty blues or purples and lavenders.  Or you could go very elegant and use white trees and a golden Merry Christmas.  Or maybe cut the trees in fun plaids!  There are so many options with just a few basic dies!

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Christmas Snowglobe
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! There's a crispness in the air, signalling my favorite time of year... Christmas! Sending and receiving holiday cards are a tradition I cherish. today I'm sharing a card I made with several Poppystyamps dies and their new holiday paperback. 

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All products will be listed at the bottom of this post. One extra special new one,  is the designer paper with the gold thread used as the base for my card.

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I chose to use several shimmer card stocks for the snowglobe and house. Just that extra sheen is so festive! The snowglobe includes the snowy layers, perfect for tucking in the main elements.

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The snowy sky is the reverse of one of the designer papers in the pack. Really, the only stamping was the embossed sentiment on the base of the snowglobe. Everything else is die cut!

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Look closely to see I did cut a darker color for each of  the white snowflakes, so they'd stand out against the plaid. The trees too. You might notice too, I die cut the ring of the snowglobe 3 times and glued them together for dimension. The base is built up with foam.

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I hope you found some inspiration today. Christmas scenes are so much fun to create, especially with all the darling dies Poppy has for the holidays. Hope your week is extra crafty!

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Galaxy Christmas
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a Christmas card using a galaxy sky background for the cute Simple Lantern Oval die.

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This is my first attempt at making a galaxy sky with Distress Inks and I have to say it was a lot of fun!

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I took white cardstock and pounced and blended a few Distress Ink colours randomly over the panel. I added pink and purples first, then light blues and darker blues and finally black. And yes, it looks like a hot mess when you're starting out (as you can see in the pic) and it doesn't matter if you have blotches because as you continue to add colours it evens out and some sort of dark night sky magic happens.

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When I was happy with the inking, I mixed Perfect Pearls with water and flicked it on the panel and let it dry. Then I did the same with white paint and blue metallic paint and these became the stars and/or snow! Totally up to you! It really adds to creating depth in the night sky!

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I die cut the Simple Lantern Oval 4 times from black cardstock and layered them. I added a piece of glitter cardstock behind the lantern for a little sparkle.

For the scene, the house and tree were die cut from white linen cardstock and for the snow I die cut the Whittle Cloud Border from white pearl foil paper from the Polished Foil Pad.

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The Holly Merry Christmas was die cut from the same sparkly platinum cardstock found in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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I hope you get inky and try making your own galaxy background and incorporate it into one of your Christmas cards!

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Wishing you a crafty week!

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Christmas at Home
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

This year, spending Christmas at home has a whole new meaning. For far too many of us, not being able to travel long distances this year means many folks will be spending the holidays alone, or with a ZOOM call after dinner. I would love to encourage you all to think about your friends and neighbors  who might be all alone for the holidays, and how you might brighten their day. This sweet little cardinal knows that Santa will find him wherever he goes, so he's hanging up his Christmas stocking. He knows Santa will bring him something sweet.

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I made this card with the new Bird House Pop Up Easel Set! This set is so adorable, and so easy to use, it is no surprise that all of here at Poppystamps want to try it out! The best part is, you can find so many ideas and inspiration for this versatile card.

 

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I started out by cutting out all the pieces I'lll need to assemble the Bird House Pop Up Easel Set. You can make this card as a stand-up easel, or just use the birdhouse on a flat card. I did my house in white, with grey trim and a little snow on the roof. I cut the Berry Branch in green leaves with white berries.

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I cut the Whittle Stocking in red and white. Our little cardinal was right! Santa filled his stocking with a sweet surprise! The tiny candy canes and bow were added with a tiny sticker from a holiday sticker set.

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I am going to leave this card in my neighbor's door. Then I'll make some more!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

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Christmas Bird House Easel Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and here we go folks, Christmas is right around the corner! Are your cards ready? No pressure, but if I could offer a rather simple suggestion, a die cut card that really packs a wow, read on...

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The Bird House card is a complete die set ready to purchase in the shop, and between you and me, if you like bold and beautiful, and fun to do, this set is for you. 

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The large main die needs to be cut twice, and then glued only on the flaps, as pictured below.

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This is your base. The rest of the bird house elements are included in the set.

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This is a versatile set, and can be adapted for any time of year. The cardinal and fir dies are included to make a Christmas card. You'll notice I cut the bird twice, and fussy cut out the black eye area and beak. These I colored with copics. The fir needles were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked before adding German Glass Glitter. These will form a wreath the bird will nest in.

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Simple details make this Christmas card pop! Like the snow on the top of the roof, and dripping underneath the wreath.

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The easel rests or catches on a Merry Christmas die cut that fit perfectly on the bottom. LOVE it when that happens!

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I did a little stenciling around the inside sentiment. there's also a matching envelope I created with stencils. The stencils are easy, just die cut what you want to stencil from vellum, and use the negative space to stencil with. 

Hope you're inspired to try one of the new pop up easel die sets available in the shop. Have a wonderful week!

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