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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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Challenge Reminder: Colors Of Autumn
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#74 Colors Of Autumn!  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty using colors of Autumn... reds, yellows, oranges, and everything in between.  Not feeling like a color challenge?  That's ok.. how about some fall foliage, pumpkins, apples, gourds, and cornstalks?  Maybe some whittle fall critters?  Gobble gobble!!!  Just like the bounty of the harvest, there are lots of possibilities! Link up your projects... cards, tags, home decor, and more!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project!

To help give you some inspiration, I created my card using the Maple Leaf Side Strips and Stencil. I die cut it out of white cardstock and then used the stencil to color in the leaves using some fall ink colors and a blending brush. Then adhered the white panel to the front of an off white card base.

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For the sentiment, I used the Luscious Script Hello and cut it out using some orange foiled paper.

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

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

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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!

Sue Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Glittered Holly
by Sue McRae

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Hi everyone, Sue here with my first Christmas card of the season and I thought I would sparkle it up big time!

I couldn't wait to use the gorgeous Holly Background die and decided that all the open spaces in the design would be wonderful to fill will glitter glue.

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If you follow along with my posts, you'll remember that I used glitter glue to create a Valentine's Day card that can be found here. Since that card was posted, Memory Box came out with their own brand of glitter glue which I'm using on this project. All the scrumptious colours can be found here.

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First I took the Holly Background and die cut it 3 times from 110lb Neenah Solar White and once from gold glitter card stock. I adhered the white layers together and attached it to my card base.

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I chose my colours of glitter glue and squeezed them into the different die cut areas. I used a toothpick to help get the glitter glue in the corners because the glitter glue does shrink as it dries. Because of this I make sure to use enough glitter glue so it comes to the top of the third layer of the die cut panel. It will drop down after it dries and if you get a little bit of glitter glue on the top portion of the die cut panel it doesn't matter because it will be covered up with the last layer, the gold glitter piece.

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This technique is easy and quick and since there are so many fabulous glitter glue colours out there, the options are boundless!

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I did my glittering in the evening and left it overnight and it was dry in the morning. Then I added my top gold glitter layer and a simple white heat embossed sentiment.

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I had a lot of fun with this technique and I may be eyeing another Christmas die to use with the glitter glues. I hope you give this a try!

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Have a great week!

Sue Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Happy Pumpkins
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello friends! Marybeth Lopez here today , sharing this group of fun and happy pumpkins from Poppystamps. These Haunting Pumpkins.... just look kinda happy to me and make a great Halloween Card or for someone with a birthday in October, keep the face off and perfect for fall.

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This was a simple card to make if you don't make a mistake (haha). Like I did.

The Happy Halloween clear stamp is also from Poppystamps called Halloween Ingredients.

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After diecuttig the pumpkins I used  Oxide ink  and my blending brush to blend in the two colors.  Not sure if you can see but I added bit of two sided tape on my glass mat so that the pumpkins would stay in place, when I blended the ink. If I left inside the negative the sides would still be white. 

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So, I decided to add a bit of shimmer and blended two colors. When I was all finished with my card I dropped it in the pool of shimmer ink. It was all over the back side. I ended up cutting the back off and trimming down the front of the card then just added it to a new card base. Happy Save :)

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For the front of my card I used striped patterned paper from memory box called Garland Stripes and Dots.

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Hope you have a happy week and wonderful Halloween .  Have you ever had a happy save?

 

Take care and God bless!

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