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Love Birds
by Birgit Noton

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Hello and happy new year to you and your family!  I hope you're staying well and finding time to make beautiful things.

Birgit here with you today with an anniversary card featuring some of the newest products available in the store right now.

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My card is an anniversary card but it could also be used for Valentine's day, which is right around the corner.  I started by cutting the largest of the  Scallop Pinpoint Hearts out of white cardstock.  I brushed on just a bit of Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide Ink around the edges.  

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I cut the Nordic Bird Bunch out of white cardstock as well and colored them using Copic Markers.  I wanted a mottled look so after coloring each piece with the darkest color, I went over it again with the lightest tone, which leaves this natural mottled look.

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I assembled the heart and birds using liquid glue and adhered them over a panel of paper from the Anemone Grove 6x6 paper pad.  The colors and designs in this paper pad are so beautiful!  To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Banners and die cut it using the coordinating banner die.  Even though this is labeled as a Christmas set, some of the sentiments can be used for other occasions.  I stamped the inside of the card with the words "Wishing you both a Happy Anniversary".  I think it works perfectly for an anniversary card!

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Thanks so much for visiting today!  I hope I've inspired you to look at your stamps and dies in new and creative ways.

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Peace, Love and Belly Rubs, Take Three!
by Birgit Norton

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As the deadline for sending Christmas cards approaches, I've noticed that my team mates and I are trying to use all the adorable dies from the Christmas release before the season passes.  You've seen Peace, Love and Belly Rubs be used recently by Lisa and Meghan, and now here's take three, using these adorable dies.

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I started by cutting the Playful Pups out of white cardstock, coloring the layered pieces using Copic Markers.  I used the image on the package for color inspiration.

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I followed the same process with the Nordic Whimsy Tree and Nordic Tree Toppers, layering lighter colors beneath the darker tones to enhance the wonderful Nordic designs.

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I cut an A2 size top folding card base out of soft aqua colored cardstock and blended on some distress inks around the outer edges and sprinkled on some white paint splats using Picket Fence Distress Ink.  I cut the Peace, Love and Belly Rubs sentiment out of white cardstock and assembled the card as shown.  I colored the two heart that popped out of the sentiment using a red Copic marker and glued them back into place.  

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This card came together so quickly and easily.  Just perfect for last minute card ideas!

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Winter Greetings
by Tricia Barber

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Hello!  I am sharing a wintery greeting todeay using the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit along with the Scalloped Stitch Frames.  I used a combination of ink blending and Copic coloring to color up my die cuts today.   I started by die cutting all the images from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit from white cardstock.  I then ink blended the trees with several different green and blue die inks. I used the negative die cut and left the images in the die cut panel and did some quick ink blending on top of the panel.  This really makes for some quick blending!   I then splattered all the trees with white paint and set them aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the images.  

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I did not have a plan yet for what I would use on my card panel so I decided to color all the deer using my Copic markers.  I used the same method as I had with the trees. I left each of the deer die cuts in the negative panel and did some quick Copic ink coloring with E30, E31, E33, E34 and E35.  I used R20 for the ears. I did a double layer of die cuts for the deer's head to add the antlers. I used foam tape to pop up the heads from the bodies.  This gave a little bit of dimension to the deer.  I ended up only using two of the deer images from the die set, saving the others to use for another project.  I used a thin brown Sharpie pen to outline each of the eyes. 

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For the card panel, I die cut the largest frame from the Scalloped Stitch Frames die.   I then ink blended with some light blue ink onto the main card base, careful not to go beyond the frame.  I popped up the frame on the card base. I added the trees and the deer bodies with some liquid adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped and die cut using the Christmas Banners stamp and die set.  I popped the red sentiment strip up with foam adhesive.   To finish off the card, I added some fairy jewels to the noses!  I think it turned out so cute!    

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Winter Greetings Snowglobe
by Birgit Norton

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The winter season is closing in on us and the time for sending out Christmas greetings is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  Birgit here with you today with a cute Christmas snowglobe card featuring some dies from the winter 2023 release.  

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I started by creating the snowglobe scene, by cutting the Simple Rings Craft die out of white cardstock.  I added color to the inside circle using Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks, and then splattered on some white snowflakes using Picket Fence Paint, flicking it on with a water brush.  I cut the Snowglobe Base out of a soft finish tan cardstock, distressing the edges with a bit of Walnut Stain DOX ink and layering the detailed pieces together with liquid glue.  I also stamped and cut two banners using a sentiment from the Christmas Banners Clear Stamp and Die Set.  I heat embossed one in gold and the other stamped in black, simply because I didn't know which one I wanted to use.  

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I die cut the Whittle Field and Trees from white cardstock and then cut it again using the circle die.  I glued the tree line to the snowglobe circle.

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I die cut the Sweet Nordic Snowman out of white cardstock, coloring his hat and scarf with Copic markers and then I assembled the snowglobe.   Next, die cut the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate out of white cardstock and adhere it to the front of a white A2 sized card base. 

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Poppystamps sent these beautiful Floral Poinsettia Rub-ons by Memory Box when they shipped the winter die collection and I just had to use one!  I cut one of the smaller floral sprays from the sheet and rubbed it onto a scrap of white cardstock and then fussy cut it.  

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I assembled the card front, attaching the floral spray for a finishing touch.

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Woodland Wonder Challenge Reminder
by Birgit Norton

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Hello Poppystamps friends!  I'm here today to remind you about our current challenge, with the theme "Woodland Wonder".  I've paired the old with the new this month, to show you how Poppystamps dies coordinate so well together.  

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I started by cutting the Nordic Foxes out of white and terra cotta colored cardstock.  I darkened some of the detailed terra cotta pieces by coloring them using Copic markers.  I assembled the fox and mounted it to the center of an A2 sized cream colored card base.  I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Fun below the fox.

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I cut two of the Adriana Tall Curve Border pieces out of white cardstock and colored the leaves, stems and berries using Copic Markers.  I added white gel pen details to the berries and glued them to both side edges of the card, finishing my design.

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Autumn's Warmest Wishes
by Birgit Norton

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Good morning Poppy peeps!  Birgit here with you today with an autumn card filled with the warmest wishes, that you can make quickly and with few supplies.  Let's get started!

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I began by cutting the pieces of the Nordic Squirrels out of a piece of cream colored card stock.

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I colored the pieces using Copic Markers, in festive fall colors and glued them together using liquid glue.

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For the background, I cut a piece of burnt orange card stock using the Nordic Floral Plate and glued it to an A2 sized, top folding card base.  This makes such a stunning and detailed background!

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I also cut a circle using the Simple Rings die, out of white card stock and glued one of the squirrels and the two leafy sprigs to the circle.  

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After gluing the circle to the front of the card, I then stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Banners stamp set and cut it with the coordinating die.  I attached the sentiment banner to the bottom of the circle, completing this card.  

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I'll be back in a couple of weeks with  a little Christmas inspiration for you.  

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